Buy Cryptocurrency

CryptoPotato Crypto Blog

CryptoSlate Cryptocurrency News and Real-time Coin Data

  • Industry sources think Trump may announce Bitcoin as a strategic reserve asset
    by Assad Jafri on July 18, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    Former US President Donald Trump is rumored to make a groundbreaking announcement at the upcoming Bitcoin 2024 Conference in Nashville. According to industry sources, the former President may have plans to unveil Bitcoin (BTC) as a strategic reserve asset for the US. Satoshi Action Fund co-founder Dennis Porter and BnkToTheFuture founder Simon Dixon both shared The post Industry sources think Trump may announce Bitcoin as a strategic reserve […]

  • Former Treasury Secretary Mnuchin blocked Trump’s attempt to ban Bitcoin in 2020
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Former US President Donald Trump almost banned Bitcoin in 2020, according to Mike Brock, the CEO of TBD, a division of Jack Dorsey‘s fintech firm Block Inc. In a July 18 post on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Brock stated: “Trump tried to ban Bitcoin in 2020, until Steve Mnuchin and a group of The post Former Treasury Secretary Mnuchin blocked Trump’s attempt to ban Bitcoin in 2020 appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • DeFi Technologies amplifies Bitcoin holdings, adds Solana to treasury
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 18, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    DeFi Technologies, a publicly traded Canadian company, is expanding its crypto portfolio by acquiring more Bitcoin and other digital assets like Solana to its treasury, according to a July 18 statement shared with CryptoSlate. Olivier Roussy Newton, CEO of DeFi Technologies, said: “Our increased BTC holdings, strategic investment in SOL, CORE and participation in CORE’s The post DeFi Technologies amplifies Bitcoin holdings, adds Solana to […]

  • Exchange Bitcoin balances rise by $4.1 billion in last 30 days
    by Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright on July 18, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    Bitcoin, currently valued at $64,900, has experienced significant movements in exchange balances over recent months, surging by 64,000 BTC, roughly $4.1 billion, in the last 30 days, according to Glassnode data. This follows a period of marked decline in exchange-held Bitcoin that began in early 2024 after the launch of the spot Bitcoin ETFs in The post Exchange Bitcoin balances rise by $4.1 billion in last 30 days appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • OKX chooses Malta as MiCA hub to serve 450 million EU residents
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Crypto exchange OKX selected Malta as its Market in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) hub to serve 450 million EU residents, according to a July 18 statement. The exchange highlighted explained that this strategic move will allow it to offer services in compliance with local regulations while ensuring easy deposit and withdrawal connectivity to local bank accounts. Under The post OKX chooses Malta as MiCA hub to serve 450 million EU residents appeared first […]

  • Liquidium’s $2.75M seed round aims to bring Aave-like experience to Bitcoin
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 18, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    Liquidium, a lending platform, has raised $2.75 million in a seed round to establish itself as a leading DeFi hub in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Investors in the round include Wise 3 Ventures, Portal Ventures, Asymmetric Capital, AGE Fund, NGC Ventures, CMS Holdings, Newman Capital, VidenVC, and DeGods. The round also included angel investors like Dingaling, The post Liquidium’s $2.75M seed round aims to bring Aave-like experience to Bitcoin […]

  • Polygon set to replace MATIC with innovative POL token this September
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 18, 2024 at 11:25 am

    Ethereum layer-2 network Polygon said it would upgrade its native MATIC token to the POL token on Sept. 4, according to a July 18 statement shared with CryptoSlate. In the first phase of this upgrade, POL will replace MATIC as the native gas and staking token for the Polygon proof-of-stake chain. The Polygon team assured The post Polygon set to replace MATIC with innovative POL token this September appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • Indian exchange WazirX hit by $235 million hack, North Korea link suspected
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 18, 2024 at 10:20 am

    Blockchain security firm Cyvers Alert reported that the Indian exchange WazirX was exploited for around $235 million. Cyvers stated: “Our system has detected multiple suspicious transactions involving [WazirX’s] Safe Multisig wallet on the ETH network. A total of $234.9M of your funds have been moved to a new address. Each transaction’s caller is funded by The post Indian exchange WazirX hit by $235 million hack, North Korea link […]

  • Web3 KYC vendor Fractal ID loses over 50k users’ passport info in data breach
    by Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright on July 18, 2024 at 9:01 am

    Fractal ID, a digital identity verification service provider, disclosed a data breach affecting approximately 0.5% of its user base—according to the company’s website and X profile, this could be over 50,000 users. The compromised API includes sensitive user information such as names, email addresses, wallet addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses, and images of uploaded KYC The post Web3 KYC vendor Fractal ID loses over 50k users’ […]

  • TradFi giant State Street looking to launch stablecoin, tokenized deposits
    by Assad Jafri on July 18, 2024 at 2:00 am

    TradFi giant State Street Corp. is considering launching its own stablecoin and tokenized deposits in a bid to enhance its payment settlement capabilities using blockchain technology, Bloomberg News reported on July 17, citing sources familiar with the matter. Sources told the newswire that these initiatives aim to leverage the company’s investment in UK-based payment startup The post TradFi giant State Street looking to launch stablecoin, […]

  • “The Script” For Trump’s Assassination Plot Needs Rewriting…
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    “The Script” For Trump’s Assassination Plot Needs Rewriting… Authored by Joseph Mallozzi via X: (emphasis ours) Thanks for the script.   Overall, the plotting feels contrived and, at times, defies logic, so we’re going to require a fairly extensive rewrite for the second draft. Our biggest issue with the script is the characterization of the Secret Service who come across as so inept that it defies credulity. Specifics […]

  • Bangladesh Riots Force Government To Cut Internet Nationwide As Chaos Erupts
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    Bangladesh Riots Force Government To Cut Internet Nationwide As Chaos Erupts Bangladesh has been rocked by weeks of social unrest as thousands of university students protest against inequality, poverty, and the lack of job security in the South Asian country. The unrest worsened this week, forcing the government to shut down the nation’s internet service to prevent further student organizing and unrest.  Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the […]

  • Many Americans Think Country Is Spiraling Out Of Control After Trump Shooting: Poll
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    Many Americans Think Country Is Spiraling Out Of Control After Trump Shooting: Poll Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A majority of Americans are concerned about violence in the wake of an assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump, according to a new poll. Former President Donald Trump after being shot in Butler, Pa., on July 13, 2024. (Rebecca Droke/AFP via Getty Images) Some 87 […]

  • Federal Prosecutors Begin Dropping Jan. 6 Obstruction Charges After Supreme Court Ruling
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    Federal Prosecutors Begin Dropping Jan. 6 Obstruction Charges After Supreme Court Ruling Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), U.S. prosecutors have started dropping obstruction charges against defendants alleged to have been involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol, in the wake of a crucial Supreme Court decision. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice in […]

  • Tucker Carlson: “Every Bad Person I’ve Ever Met In A Lifetime In Washington Was Aligned Against J.D. Vance”
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 4:25 pm

    Tucker Carlson: “Every Bad Person I’ve Ever Met In A Lifetime In Washington Was Aligned Against J.D. Vance” Tucker Carlson, speaking yesterday at the Heritage Foundation’s “Policy Fest” at the Republican National Committee in Milwaukee, made the case for U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), who was announced yesterday as former President Donald Trump’s running mate: So now J. D. Vance is the VP pick, and I think every person who […]

Purchase Cryptocurrency
  • The Real Story Behind The Fed’s “Soft Landing” Narrative
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    The Real Story Behind The Fed’s “Soft Landing” Narrative Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left the target policy interest rate (the federal funds rate) unchanged at 5.5 percent last week. The target rate has now been flat at 5.5 percent since July of 2023—as the Fed waits and hopes that everything will turn out fine. In his prepared remarks at […]

  • Pool Plunge: Leslie’s Crashes After Full-Year Outlook Slashed Amid Consumer Slowdown
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    Pool Plunge: Leslie’s Crashes After Full-Year Outlook Slashed Amid Consumer Slowdown Leslie’s shares crashed as much as 38% in the early US cash session after the swimming pool supplies retailer announced preliminary third-quarter results that missed the average analysts tracked by Bloomberg and slashed its full-year forecast on continuing consumer weakness.  Here’s a snapshot of the preliminary third-quarter results […]

  • The EU Is Facing A Looming Gas Supply Crisis
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 3:25 pm

    The EU Is Facing A Looming Gas Supply Crisis Authored by Rystad Energy via OilPrice.com, The end of the Russia-Ukraine gas transit agreement in 2024 will disrupt gas supplies to several European countries, particularly Slovakia, Austria, and Moldova. To replace Russian gas, the EU will need to increase LNG imports and utilize alternative pipelines, such as the Trans-Balkan pipeline and the Balkan Stream. Central and […]

  • Protectionists Add Vance
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    Protectionists Add Vance By Michael Every of Rabobank Markets are moving on trade news, tech stocks hit by the White House considering draconian moves against the Netherlands’ ASML and Japan’s Tokyo Electron for continuing to sell semiconductor equipment to China. The US can, if it chooses, prevent any entity selling items involving US tech. One wonders if the White House also saw the headlines about Google and Microsoft […]

  • Kamala Nomination Odds Soar After Reports Biden To Drop Out This Weekend
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 2:25 pm

    Kamala Nomination Odds Soar After Reports Biden To Drop Out This Weekend Update (1130ET): It appears the situation is escalating fast in Democratic Party central this morning. Axios reports that President Biden may decide to drop out of the presidential race as soon as this weekend, according to several top Democrats who believe the rising pressure will persuade the incumbent. The 81-year-old president, now self-isolating with […]

  • 5 Out Of 12 Fed Districts Show Flat Or Declining Economic Growth
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    5 Out Of 12 Fed Districts Show Flat Or Declining Economic Growth Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Let’s tune into the Fed’s Beige Book summary of economic activity in the twelve Federal reserve districts. Summary below from The Beige Book Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions. Beige Book Overall Activity Key Points Seven Districts reported some level of increase in activity, five noted flat or […]

  • “The Black Man, Ketanji”: Biden Lost In Racial Jungle Of His Own Mind
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    “The Black Man, Ketanji”: Biden Lost In Racial Jungle Of His Own Mind Joe Biden glitched hard whilst trying to pander to black voters, forgetting the name of his own Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, and instead referring to him as “the black man.” Then, struggling to remember any black person’s name, he whips out Supreme Court Justice “Ketanji Brown” who Biden nominated. “And so, it’s all about, it’s all about treating people […]

  • Domino’s Crashes Most Since Late 2008 After “Temporarily Suspending” Store Growth Guidance Metric
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    Domino’s Crashes Most Since Late 2008 After “Temporarily Suspending” Store Growth Guidance Metric Shares of Domino’s Pizza in premarket trading in New York crashed the most since late 2008 following a surprise announcement in an earnings report this morning about the company cutting its 2024 international store-growth target due to “challenges” faced by franchisee Domino’s Pizza Enterprises. Also, the company “temporarily […]

  • France Bans Muslim Hijabs From The Olympics
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    France Bans Muslim Hijabs From The Olympics Authored by Jonathan Turley, France’s Sports Minister, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, has announced that French Muslim athletes will be barred from wearing hijabs at the Olympics. The decision is a gross violation of the religious freedom of Muslim athletes and should be condemned throughout the world. I have long been critical of the French crackdown on Muslim head […]

  • TSMC Beats Estimates On Strong AI Demand, Stabilizes Chip & Tech Stocks After Wednesday Carnage 
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    TSMC Beats Estimates On Strong AI Demand, Stabilizes Chip & Tech Stocks After Wednesday Carnage  Nasdaq 100 futures and the Philadelphia SE Semiconductor index stabilized ahead of the US cash session after better-than-expected earnings and strong forecasts from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker. This stabilization follows a significant rotation out of tech and chip stocks […]

  • ‘A Different Donald Trump’ Beams As Rivals Become ‘Converts’
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 12:45 pm

    ‘A Different Donald Trump’ Beams As Rivals Become ‘Converts’ Authored by Philip Wegmann via RealClearPolitics, Republicans always seem to come home. Some sooner than others. Vivek Ramaswamy never really ran against him. Ron DeSantis threw his weight behind him within an hour of dropping out of the primary. But Nikki Haley, the last woman standing, she took her time. The endorsement took three full months to arrive. Donald Trump […]

  • Initial Jobless Claims Rebounds To Highest Since Aug 2023
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 12:36 pm

    Initial Jobless Claims Rebounds To Highest Since Aug 2023 After seasonally-adjusted initial jobless claims plunged last week (NSA did not), they rebounded strongly this week from 223k to 243k – in line with the highest claims print since August 2023. On an NSA basis, claims exploded higher (and that is not a seasonal pattern). Source: Bloomberg The surge in NSA claims is dominated by Texas, California, and Georgia. Perhaps the […]

  • Market Snoozes As ECB Holds Rates Unchanged As Expected: “Not Pre-Committing To Particular Rate-Path”
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    Market Snoozes As ECB Holds Rates Unchanged As Expected: “Not Pre-Committing To Particular Rate-Path” As fully expected, The ECB decided to hold rates unchanged and gave a pretty clear statement to those looking for some strong guidance: Here’s what it says: “The Governing Council is determined to ensure that inflation returns to its 2% medium-term target in a timely manner. It will keep policy rates sufficiently restrictive […]

  • MSNBC’s Joy Reid Compares Biden Getting COVID To Trump Getting Shot
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    MSNBC’s Joy Reid Compares Biden Getting COVID To Trump Getting Shot Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Modernity.news, MSNBC’s Joy Reid ludicrously compared Joe Biden getting COVID to Trump surviving an assassination attempt, asking, “Isn’t that exactly the same?” Yes, really. The White House announced that Biden, who has supposedly taken every COVID booster shot available, had once again contracted the virus and was […]

  • Futures Rebound After Tech Rout Thanks To Strong TSMC Results
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    Futures Rebound After Tech Rout Thanks To Strong TSMC Results Futures are higher, rebounding from Wednesday’s tech-fueled rout. At 7:40am, S&P futures are up 0.1% and off session highs, while Nasdaq futures rise 0.4% after concerns over tight US restrictions on chip sales to China drove its worst day since 2022; Semi stocks see some relief after Taiwan chip giant TSMC’s earnings beat expectations: NVDA +2.7%, AMD +2.1%, AVGO […]

  • Leading ‘Trump Russia Hoax’ Propagandist’s Wife Indicted As Foreign Spy
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 11:45 am

    Leading ‘Trump Russia Hoax’ Propagandist’s Wife Indicted As Foreign Spy Max Boot – a big fan of ‘forever wars’ who laundered Trump-Russia conspiracy theories through the Washington Post – is married to a South Korean spy who used to work for the CIA, and is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (now on ‘administrative leave) – according to a new indictment revealed on Wednesday. Boot’s wife, Sue Mi Terry, 54, a […]

  • China’s Coal Production Hits Six-Month High
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 11:20 am

    China’s Coal Production Hits Six-Month High Authored by Tom Kool via OilPrice.com, China aims to avoid coal shortages during the peak summer demand season by stockpiling coal and increasing production. China boosted its coal production in June to the highest level in six months as it looked to meet power demand for cooling in the summer and as eased mining safety inspections allowed some mines to resume operations.  Chinese […]

  • NASA, SpaceX Unveil Spaceship That Will Take International Space Station Out Of Orbit
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 10:55 am

    NASA, SpaceX Unveil Spaceship That Will Take International Space Station Out Of Orbit Authored by T J Muscaro via The Epoch Times, The International Space Station (ISS) is coming down. NASA and SpaceX leaders announced their plan on July 17 to retire the ISS safely while maintaining an uninterrupted human presence in low Earth orbit. Using the $843 million contract it won in June, SpaceX will create a one-off variant of the […]

  • During The Crisis, Free Speech Worked Brilliantly
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 10:30 am

    During The Crisis, Free Speech Worked Brilliantly Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The Brownstone Institute, There is only one major social media platform that is relatively free of censorship. That is X, once known as Twitter, and owned by Elon Musk, who has preached free speech for years and sacrificed billions in advertising dollars in order to protect it. If we don’t have that, he says, we lose freedom itself. He also […]

  • How Much Do Weddings Cost Around The World?
    by Tyler Durden on July 18, 2024 at 9:45 am

    How Much Do Weddings Cost Around The World? Billionaire heir Anant Ambani married Radhika Merchant in Mumbai this past weekend, in an opulent ceremony attended by politicians and celebrities, from India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former UK prime ministers Boris Johnson and Tony Blair to Kim and Khloé Kardashian. The Ambanis, India’s wealthiest family and owners of the country’s largest private company, Reliance […]

NaturalNews.com Independent News on Natural Health and the World

Cryptocurrency

The Defiant Defi News. The Defiant curates, digests, and analyzes all the major developments in decentralized finance, so that you can stay informed and smart about the most cutting-edge and fastest-changing corner of crypto and finance.