Which cryptocurrencies made the biggest gains in 2021?

Two weeks into 2022 and cryptocurrencies as a whole have had a stuttering start. The year opened with a total market cap of $2.2 trillion. Still, talk of inflationary pressures and interest rate rises hit hard, sparking a sell-off which bottomed at $1.9 trillion on Saturday. While we see signs of recovery, the looming threat…

After Celo’s success, Polkastarter integrates Avalanche

As part of its efforts to achieve its multi-chain goal, Polkastarter has officially announced the integration of Avalanche.  Polkastarter integrates Avalanche into its platform The move to integrate Avalanche commenced following the success recorded by the last integration exercise by the company. The exercise led to the addition of Celo into its network.  This new…

100% in crypto Mati Greenspan puts institutional adoption and crypto hedging into perspective 

Mati Greenspan is frequently mentioned in top-tier financial media, as a prominent investment specialist with macroeconomic analysis, portfolio diversification, and crypto in his focus. The founder and CEO of Quantum Economics revealed what’s on the horizon for his company that provides analysis, advisory, and money management services in the field of crypto and traditional markets,…

El Salvador is down $12 million on its Bitcoin buys

With the ongoing market slump, El Salvador is holding significant losses on its Bitcoin investments. Its buying process and wallets are undisclosed, so the exact amount remains unknown. But estimates put the loss at between $10 million and $12 million. El Salvador’s “Bitcoin experiment” was hailed by some as pioneering in so far as leading…

Crypto exchange FTX launches a $2 billion venture capital fund

Crypto exchange FTX recently announced the launch of a $2 billion venture capital fund–FTX Ventures. According to the official announcement made by the crypto exchange, FTX hired a former partner at Lightspeed and Discovery, Inc. executive Amy Wu to lead the new fund focused on investing in top projects building in Web3. A broad investment…

The key drivers behind Fantom’s recent price rally

At the time of writing, crypto is entering a bear market as Bitcoin, Ether and most Layer-1 altcoins have dipped 20-30% from its all-time-highs. Defying these trends is the ghost-themed Fantom blockchain. In the past month, its native token FTM has seen a surging price rally of 121% to $3.02. Statistics of Fantom’s performance is…

Vitalik Buterin holds Twitter poll on which currency should succeed Ethereum

In an unexpected Twitter poll, Vitalik Buterin asked the ETH community which currency they want to dominate in 2035 if it isn’t Ethereum. “Poll for Ethereum community. You wake up in 2035, and 80% of all transactions + savings in the world are in one currency that is not ETH. Which would you prefer it…

The rise of NEAR Protocol as a project led ecosystem

Until now, NEAR Protocol has quietly grown as a scalable, proof-of-stake network. This week, the Layer 1 blockchain, hit a milestone with the NEAR token reaching an all-time high of $18.70. This may be in part because NEAR has started making the headlines as Forbes named Near Protocol as the third fastest-growing cryptocurrency ecosystem for…

Top 10 Crypto Stories of 2021 | Footprint Analytics Annual Report 2021

In 2021, crypto finally broke away from being just BTC and ETH into a multifaceted industry with dozens of promising chains, tokens, projects and applications.   Some of these projects, especially in GameFi, stopped being tied directly to the price of Bitcoin and began being appreciated as major developments in their own right. However, BTC also…

China preps infrastructure for state-backed NFTs

Crypto’s enemy number one, China, is preparing to roll out its own state-backed blockchain infrastructure to support the deployment of NFT-like collectibles, South China Morning Post reported. The infrastructure, dubbed Blockchain Services Network-Distributed Digital Certificate (BSN-DDC) won’t be compatible with external NFTs, nor will it support cryptocurrency payments. Creating its own NFT industry China is…