If an energy firm collapses, customers are automatically switched to a tariff providefree bitcoin cash mining sited by the new supplier. This is a tariff agreed with the regulator Ofgem, but it may well be more expensive than the deal they had with the former company which went bust.
Septemberbitcoin fear and greed index 25th-26th - Cardano SummitCardano (ADA), the third-largest asset in crypto, will host its annual conference this week. The event will be held online and in-person. Leading Cardano community members and engineers will be present physically at London, Miami, Berlin, Cape Town, Wyoming (the location of IOHK's headquarters), and New York for live events as part of the summit. There has been some buzz in the last week about Hydra, Cardano’s recently announced layer 2 scaling solution. ADA is down ~12% in the last week.
September 24th - Binance officially delists COVEROn Friday crypto trading giant Binance will officially delist the COVER token of decentralized insurance protocol, Cover. Binance will end the BUSD/COVER & ETH/COVER markets, as well as suspending deposits and withdrawals of the token. The delisting is occurring because the Cover and Ruler insurance protocols which underpin the token are being shut down and the UI removed. COVER is up ~3% in the last week.Top 10 Crypto SummaryBitcoin aside, performance in the digital asset markets was generally poor in the last week. Solana (SOL) was the biggest loser in the top 10, falling by almost 14%. Last week the Solana network experienced an outage for 16 hours due to high transaction loads. The blockchain appears to have suffered a coordinated denial of service attack. The network is back to running normally however the attack has shown that the network is not antifragile.The price of Bitcoin (BTC) ends the week hovering around the US$47,000 price level. Glassnode reported last week that miners have gone into accumulation mode and are increasing their holdings of the asset instead of selling it. This indicates that miners, a key stakeholder in the bitcoin markets, are bullish about BTC’s future price prospects.
In 2021, platform blockchains have captured the imagination of crypto investors. Retail investors, traders, and venture capitalists are throwing money at projects hoping to find the new Ethereum, Cardano, or Solana. Will Fantom be the next smart contract chain to achieve escape velocity?Fantom (FTM) is one of the leading candidates from the emerging platform blockchain pack to next attract mainstream investor interest. On January 1st, Fantom’s native token FTM was the 164th largest asset in crypto. It had a market cap of US$47 million and each token was priced at US$0.0182. Six months later, by early June, FTM was the 92nd largest asset in crypto with a market cap of ~US$869 million, with each token priced at US$0.3418. At the time of writing, FTM has climbed to be 53rd largest asset in crypto with a market cap of ~US$3.31 billion, with each token priced at ~US$1.31.Fund managers have been buying up crypto in lockstep with a broad market recovery that began in late July. Crypto markets peaked above $2.2 trillion last week after plunging to around half that amount earlier in mid-July. However, by Monday, all major crypto assets had printed heavy losses as Chinese Evergrande news walloped risk sentiment.
Related: Bitcoin bounce levels extend to $36K with bulls unmoved by 8% BTC price dipInstitutional investors have become important players in the cryptocurrency market, which is a testament to the growing mainstream acceptance of digital assets. Some of crypto’s biggest asset managers told Cointelegraph earlier this year that investing in digital assets no longer carries the same level of career risk as before, which means more financial advisers and wealth managers are likely to enter the market. This was corroborated by a recent poll by London-based crypto fund Nickel Digital Asset Management, which found that most hedge fund executives have already purchased cryptocurrency.DELIVERED EVERY MONDAYSolana has attributed the 17-hour outage it suffered last week to a denial-of-service attack aimed at Grape Protocol’s Sept. 14 initial DEX offering (IDO).
In a Sept. 21 blog post, the Solana Foundation stated that bots spammed the network as Grape launched its IDO on the Solana-based decentralized exchange (DEX) Raydium at 12:00 UTC last Tuesday.The botting activity overwhelmed the network with a transaction load of 400,000 per second, with Solana noting that “unbounded growth of the forwarder queues and resource-heavy blocks” resulted in a number of forks being automatically proposed to the network.
The attack caused Solana’s network’s validators to crash after running out of memory. As a result the network went offline for roughly 17 hours during Sept. 14 and Sept. 15.The recovery was led in collaboration between Solana engineers and more than 1,000 validators, with a hard fork being passed after receiving support from 80% of the network’s active stakers.The foundation estimates that the network was patched, upgraded, and restored to full functionality within 18 hours of Solana going offline.The post added that the community is still working on providing a detailed “technical post-mortem and root cause analysis report” that will be released in the coming weeks
Related: Smashing crypto adoption barrier? Solana aims to do its own ‘thing’The price of Solana (SOL) has performed bearishly since posting an all-time high of $213 on Sept. 9. Since then, SOL has pulled back by 39% to change hands for $129 at the time of writing.The retracement followed a meteoric couple of months for SOL, with the token surging 565% since trading for $32 on July 31.Bitcoin (BTC) kept blowing through support levels during trading on Sept. 20 ahead of what promised to be a "very interesting" U.S. stock market open.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked BTC/USD. It dipped briefly to near $42,500 before returning to hover near $44,000 in volatile conditions.Monday's low was beneath that seen earlier in the month during the leverage cascade, with Bitcoin testing both its weekly higher low and 21-week exponential moving average (EMA) as support.
As Cointelegraph reported, a plethora of factors combined to produce sell pressure for BTC markets. These were led by concerns over Evergrande defaulting on hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, in turn pressuring stocks and strengthening the United States dollar. Rising Bitcoin exchange balances provided an additional catalyst from within the market, itself.Traders, nonetheless, kept their cool.
"Why are you surprised today? Don’t be so emotional," popular Twitter account Anbessa told followers at the height of the rout.Anbessa espied levels in the mid-$30,000 range as being the only definitive area of concern, with Bitcoin still well above $40,000 and a Fibonacci retracement level at $38,000.For analyst and statistician Willy Woo, however, the stock market open should provide a debate in itself."SPX teetering, threatening a large sell-off," he warned in advance of Wall Street's return.Woo added that should stocks face a deeper crash, the situation may mimic 2020 when Bitcoin's supply squeeze ultimately sent it from $3,000 lows to new all-time highs in spite of initial misgivings.Bulls' conviction proves hard to shake
Others were even less fazed by the events of Sept. 20, including popular trader Pentoshi, who revealed record BTC exposure at current levels.Related: ‘Best bear market ever’ — 5 things to watch in Bitcoin this week
"Do I think 41k is possible? Yes. But I think we see 56k–58k within three weeks. I’m macro bullish," he said as part of comments on the day.Meanwhile, data from monitoring resource Material Indicators captured the rapidly-changing picture on spot exchanges, where liquidity was being taken incrementally.
India’s state-owned telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has registered 7,477 businesses on its blockchain-based communication platform after authorities imposed new regulations to protect consumers from spam and fraud.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) established messaging regulations that require scrubbing consumer communication messages to ensure that the receiver of the message has opted in for such interactions. The drive is supported by BSNL DLT, a content verification platform built on ledger-based blockchain protocols.
As the SMS regulation is applicable for all industry verticals, the list of 7,477 registrations includes banks, educational institutions and private businesses. TRAI had reportedly warned about blocking communications of non-compliant entities, as an official said:“The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will accept no reason, give no consideration and no extension to all those who have not streamlined their SMS process. Let their businesses suffer 100%.”Businesses using BSNL DLT will be subject to SMS screening against pre-registered messaging templates hosted on the blockchain. In case of a mismatch, the message will be blocked by the company’s telecom provider honoring consumer interest.Related: Indian university joins Hedera decentralized governance councilIndia’s commitment to blockchain adoption has strengthened after a state-run university, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), joined 38 global organizations to govern the Hedera public ledger as a part of the Hedera Governing Council.
According to professor Prabhu Rajagopal from IITM’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, the institution will test use cases around public blockchains for payments, healthcare, industry and digital media.On July 27, Cointelegraph reported that a sizable Indian institute implemented LegitDoc, a tamper-proof credentialing system built on the Ethereum blockchain, to verify diploma certificates. Currently, other Indian universities are exploring and implementing similar strategies.
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DBX Listing from September to October 2021DBX will be available for purchase at the same time on seven of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. For depositors who have already participated in the exclusive sales, the full functionality of the currency is already available.Following this list, the coin will be launched on various global crypto platforms:Bitforex (starting from September 10);
BitMart (starting from September 10);LBank (starting from September 15);
WhiteBit (starting from September 20);Latoken (starting from September 25);
Probit (starting from September 30);Coinsbit (starting from October 05).