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CoinMarketCap vs. CoinGecko: Choosing Tools to Analyze Crypto Markets CoinMarketCap vs. CoinGecko: Choosing Tools to Analyze Crypto Markets

Services that aggregate data from the cryptocurrency markets are some of the most demanded tools for day-to-day analytics among investors. Such services provide information about the state of the market, prices and market capitalization of assets, exchange trading volumes, listed coins, and trading pairs.

Bank of France to Test CBDC Contributing to Wider Effort Bank of France to Test CBDC Contributing to Wider Effort

The Bank of France announced a CBDC experiment and is open to applications. The test is a part of the larger move towards introducing central bank digital money in the EU and is aimed to explore solutions for interbank settlement.

Ethereum May Not Be Able To Handle DeFi Workload: What It Could Mean for Decentralized Finance Ethereum May Not Be Able To Handle DeFi Workload: What It Could Mean for Decentralized Finance

The growth of decentralized finance may be choking other types of transactions in the Ethereum network. As the DeFi sector is highly reliant on Ethereum, this means a lot for both the blockchain network and the very near future of decentralized finance.

China’s Digitization Endeavors Continue: National Blockchain Platform to Go Live in April China’s Digitization Endeavors Continue: National Blockchain Platform to Go Live in April

While our society is being taught a hard lesson about the benefits of digitization, governments and businesses scramble to put together all sorts of online solutions. Although, China may have had a head start in going digital with a national blockchain infrastructure expected to go live next month.

Black Thursday for DeFi: Wounds to Lick and Lessons to Learn Black Thursday for DeFi: Wounds to Lick and Lessons to Learn

The market crash of March 12th presented the DeFi sector with a real trial. Even the DeFi flagship MakerDAO couldn’t withstand the crisis losing $8 million to unscrupulous network participants during what is now known as Black Thursday. Yet, it’s not the only recent problem of the DeFi sector.

Whales or Rookies: Who's to Blame for Bitcoin Crash? Whales or Rookies: Who’s to Blame for Bitcoin Crash?

The market crash of the 12th–13th of March, was an unexpected and tough trial even for seasoned investors. The actual reasons behind the crash are still up for debate.

The Bank of England Is Considering Jumping on the CBDC Bandwagon The Bank of England Is Considering Jumping on the CBDC Bandwagon

The Bank of England (BoE) has published a discussion paper, exploring the pros and cons of a potential issuance of CBDC pegged to the British pound. In the paper, BoE offers more pros than cons and pledges to hear out thoughts on the matter from the general public.

MakerDAO’s Recent Trouble May Highlight Flaws In the Ecosystem MakerDAO’s Recent Trouble May Highlight Flaws In the Ecosystem

The recent market crash caused a lot of trouble for MakerDAO, the platform behind the Dai stablecoin and the largest DeFi project by value locked. Being largely collateralized by Ether, the stablecoin was impacted heavily by the decline in ETH price and the resulting gap in collateralization.

Global Recession: What Are Risks For Bitcoin And Miners Global Recession: What Are Risks For Bitcoin And Miners

The last few weeks have been hard for the world economy and logistics. Logistics and supply chains are disrupted, some states close their borders and restrict public events. This doesn’t make investors happy, lowering business activity and total demand.

Bitcoin Collapse and the Crisis in the Financial Markets With Live Updates: Opinions, Estimates, Forecasts Bitcoin Collapse and the Crisis in the Financial Markets With Live Updates: Opinions, Estimates, Forecasts

On Friday (UTC time zone), March 13, Bitcoin’s price at some point fell to $3,800, having lost more than 50% of its value overnight. Ethereum’s price dropped below $100 for the first time since December 2018.

Crypto Is Now Legal In India and South Korea. What Does It Mean? Crypto Is Now Legal In India and South Korea. What Does It Mean?

On March 4th, the Supreme Court of India ruled against the Reserve Bank of India’s decision to ban the country’s banks from dealing with digital currencies. The next day, on March 5th, the South Korean authorities have effectively legalized cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Price Dropped Below $6,000 and Keeps Sinking Bitcoin Price Dropped Below $6,000 and Keeps Sinking

Today, on March 12, the price of Bitcoin dropped below $6,000, at some point reaching $5,900 on the Bitstamp exchange.

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