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Jack Dorsey’s NFT tweet will help the poor in East Africa through an upcoming bitcoin donation. To learn more about this developing story and other news, keep reading.

Jack Dorsey’s NFT Tweet to Help the Poor in East Africa

As the non-fungible token (NFT) craze continues, Jack Dorsey is auctioning his first tweet on Twitter as an NFT. Dorsey posted this tweet on May 6, 2006. The auction is taking place on Valuables and will end on March 21, 2021.

Jack Dorsey NFT Tweet

Dorsey has tweeted he will convert the proceeds of this auction to bitcoin and donate them to GiveDirectly. This is a non-profit organization that seeks to end extreme poverty in East Africa. Donations sent to GiveDirectly benefit people in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Currently, the highest bidder of this NFT tweet was a Twitter user with the handle @sinaEstavi. He outbid Tron CEO Justin Sun, who had bid $1 million. Estavi bid $2.5 million.

Valuables wrote: “The tweet itself will continue to live on Twitter. What you are purchasing is a digital certificate of the tweet, unique because it has been signed and verified by the creator. Owning any digital content can be a financial investment, hold sentimental value, and create a relationship between collector and creator. Like an autograph on a baseball card, the NFT itself is the creator’s autograph on the content, making it scarce, unique, and valuable.”

Uncertain Regulatory Environment Pushes Crypto Firms Out of South Africa

The uncertain regulatory environment is pushing crypto firms out of South Africa. According to an article on Business Tech, the MTI scam gave regulators in South Africa a jolt and some firms will not wait to see how the matter pans out from a regulatory standpoint.

These crypto firms are planning on moving to Singapore and the UK. That is because Singapore is redrawing legislation to attract crypto firms while the UK is getting requests to embrace cryptocurrencies.

Revix, a crypto investment platform that allows customers to invest in a bundle of cryptocurrencies, is moving its headquarters from Cape Town to the UK. The company is also considering setting up in Germany to scale its operations.

Luno is another crypto company with headquarters in the UK despite being owned by South Africans. The exchange also operates in Singapore.

South African regulators “have been incredibly slow in terms of regulation in the industry and that leads to businesses looking internationally. In an unregulated environment, a customer arrives at our platform with skepticism, and rightfully so,” said Revix CEO Sean Sanders in an interview.

According to Sanders, the uncertainty regarding potential regulation is also making it difficult for crypto firms to market their services on social media platforms thereby limiting growth.

Binance CEO CZ Among the Top Blockchain Billionaires in 2021

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), is among the top blockchain billionaires in 2021 according to the latest Hurun global list. CZ and 16 other billionaires have cumulative wealth of US$ 77 billion. These billionaires have generated their wealth from running crypto exchanges, investing in cryptocurrencies, and mining crypto.

After facing a price correction in 2018, crypto billionaires are enjoying a boost in their wealth thanks to the recent bull run.

The top five billionaires are Brian Armstrong of Coinbase, Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX, Changpeng Zhao, Chris Larsen, and Jed McCaleb of Ripple. Their net worth is $11.5 billion, $10 billion, $8 billion, $5.1 billion, and $3.2 billion, in that order.

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Bitcoin price unexpectedly turned around to increase more than $ 2,100, while the top cryptourrencies also increased sharply

Despite the best efforts by bulls for what has been several weeks now, Bitcoin price can’t seem to get back above $60,000 and spend any meaningful time above it. Fundamentals are as bullish as it gets for the top cryptocurrency, but bearish technicals might have finally caused sellers to step in.

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BTC/USD 4-hour chart | Source: TradingView

Bitcoin price bull run on the ropes as technicals face off against fundamentals

Bitcoin price has had its best year on record yet dollar for dollars and fundamentals, the stock-to-flow, and just about all other data suggests that the bull run isn’t near finished yet.

Technicals have been long overheated given the strength of the showing by bulls, leaving a large string of green monthly candles on the price chart without any serious corrective behavior. The once trending strong cryptocurrency has begun to slow, struggling specifically with anything around $60,000.

Indicators such as the logarithmic MACD are turning down on weekly timeframes for the first time since the bull phase began, and the quarterly candle just closed with the first-ever bearish divergence in history. Yet the top cryptocurrency hasn’t corrected anywhere near it has in the past.

At press time, Bitcoin unexpectedly turned around to increase more than $ 2,100, while the top cryptocurrencies also increased sharply, pushing the total market cap to $ 1,980 billion.

Over the previous 24 hours, Bitcoin’s price traded as low as $ 55,758 billion and as high as $ 58,231 billion. Trading volume reached 53 billion USD, capitalization increased sharply to 1,088 billion USD.

Many other cryptocurrencies also climbed following Bitcoin such as Ethereum up 4.7% to $ 2,094, Binance Coin up 9% to $ 418, XRP up 10.9% to $ 1.05, Cardano up 2.5% to $ 1.22. , Polkadot increased 3.6% to $ 41.7… As a result, the total market capitalization reached 1,980 billion USD, up 4.2%.

Bitcoin’s price has risen sharply since the beginning of the year, thanks to increasing interest in the cryptocurrency market by businesses and financial institutions. Many other large investment institutions also announced that they are considering investing and accepting the currency as a form of payment. Private bank Donner & Reuschel of Germany announced it will provide crypto buying and depository services to its customers.

JP Morgan Bank predicts that Bitcoin can reach a theoretical level in the long term of $ 146,000 when it starts to compete with gold.

According to Citibank analysts, the digital currency price could reach $ 318,000 by the end of this year. Strategist Mike McGlone suggests that Bitcoin could be traded for over $ 400,000 by 2022 if the market follows previous trends, which we have seen throughout 2013 and 2017.

The information has continued to give investors an optimistic view about the future of Bitcoin in particular and the crypto market in general.

CEX.IO Launches Crypto Savings Account Service With up to 20% APY

CEX.IO, a leading international cryptocurrency exchange, launches its Savings service as the newest solution in the fast-growing Earn ecosystem. Available in 171 countries, CEX.IO Savings offers users up to 20% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on 19 different digital assets with the flexibility to move funds in and out of their accounts without any restrictions.

Similarly to savings accounts in the traditional finance industry, CEX.IO Savings offers users a way to generate a passive return on the digital assets they hold. However, unlike a savings account, the international exchange’s Savings product allows customers to add capital or withdraw their funds at any time without fees, expiration dates, or the requirement to lock their holdings for extended periods.

Currently, CEX.IO Savings users can earn interest between 2% and 20% APY on 19 different cryptocurrencies, including multiple stablecoins and DeFi tokens. However, the company is soon expanding its list of supported digital assets.

Users can earn interest in their cryptocurrencies in two ways within CEX.IO Savings. While Flexible Savings provides customers access to their funds any time they need, Locked Savings is for those who are planning to hold their digital assets for a longer time period. While users have to lock their assets until the expiration date, they can utilize this savings type to achieve higher returns with fixed interest rates. On the other hand, the APY for Flexible Savings is fixed on a daily basis. It is reviewed every 24 hours and will respond to the market conditions based on supply and demand.

CEX.IO launched its Savings service as part of the greater Earn ecosystem, which is centered around crypto users seeking to generate an extra income on their digital asset holdings. As the first solution in the Earn suite, CEX.IO launched Staking in 2020, a service that allows customers to earn rewards for locking up their tokens and maintaining the blockchain networks of cryptocurrency projects utilizing the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. One of the USPs of CEX.IO Staking is that CEX.IO takes on all the complexities of staking node management and technical integrations.

This allows CEX.IO Staking to guarantee fast capital withdrawals for our users to the extent that users can even place limit orders on our exchange with the assets they staked. This unique feature allows our users to keep generating a passive return on their staked asset while waiting for the price to increase up to the level when they would like to exit from their position.

Founded in 2013, CEX.IO is an international cryptocurrency exchange that offers a wide range of digital asset solutions to over 4 million customers. With a fast-growing ecosystem of innovative products, the London-based company serves all participants of the cryptocurrency market – from retail traders to institutional investors. With a robust, enterprise-grade service, CEX.IO’s multi-functional digital asset solutions feature cutting-edge security while being regulated in multiple jurisdictions, including the United States, Gibraltar, and Cyprus.

In July 2020 and February 2021, CryptoCompare ranked CEX.IO among the top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide in its Exchange Benchmark Rating. In both reports, the London-based company secured an A grade as well as the third spot in terms of security.

“The way the crypto market was developing in 2020 and 2021 provided digital asset holders a good deal of new options to earn. Staking, lending, and yield farming – to name a few. During the times we have spent in the DeFi sector, we noticed a demand among our users to earn passive income while holding crypto assets. For that reason, we decided to launch CEX.IO Earn, a new service within CEX.IO ecosystem allowing crypto owners to profit by contributing to the blockchain industry. After rolling out Staking and seeing the hugely positive market response, we are now launching Savings. With our new product, customers can earn interest after the coins they contributed on the platform while having the flexibility to withdraw their funds or increase their holdings to achieve better returns at any time,” Konstantin Anissimov, Executive Director at CEX.IO, stated.

Mark Cuban Praises Ethereum and Keeps Buying Bitcoin
Mark Cuban Praises Ethereum and Keeps Buying Bitcoin 101
Mark Cuban. Source: a video screenshot, Youtube, TMZSports

The Bitcoin (BTC) vs. Ethereum (ETH) debate just became even more complicated thanks to American billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban. He keeps praising ETH as more superior to BTC, but stores much more of his wealth in this most popular cryptocurrency than ETH, aims to buy more BTC, and doesn’t plan to sell it.

In March, he said that ETH is “the closest we have to a true currency,” and now he’s talking about ETH as a store of value alternative as it has “a lot more built-in utility in its organic and native form.”

“Because people are using ETH to buy NFTs, to do more things, and because smart contracts just make it a little bit simpler to do development. And because we’re looking at hopefully a shorter-term evolution to ETH 2.0, […] I think you’ll see there’s more reason to buy ETH right now beyond just being a store of value – but it doesn’t exclude, you know, being a store of value to buy ETH,” the Dallas Mavericks owner said during the recent Unchained podcast.

He added that with Ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) 1559, “everything changes and what happens going forward is going to really impact how people perceive it specifically as a store of value.” Once the proof-of-stake is reached, bringing forth a much higher number of transactions per second, there will be a massive change in the environment, he said, resulting in a reason for some to use ETH as a store of value over BTC.

“I think the applications leveraging smart contracts and extensions on Ethereum will dwarf Bitcoin. Bitcoin will be a store of value but because it has to be done using miners, you can’t just switch to proof-of-stake with Bitcoin,” Cuban said.

Meanwhile, any asset that is looking for appreciation has to be sold with narratives, said Cuban. While gold’s narrative has historically been a hedge against inflation, it has never been that hedge, he argued. Gold’s not actually needed, but the narrative that it’s precious helps build its value.

“And bitcoin kind of is the same way,” he said. There is no correlation between the actions of the US Federal Reserve and the price of BTC, but it’s a “great narrative,” he said. “All assets could go up in price with inflation, and bitcoin could be one of them […] but so could the cost of bananas.”

That said, as a “bitcoin believer as a store of value,” he’ll “make an exception” – he plans to buy new BTC, not spend his existing coins, and use that to buy a Tesla.

Also, recently he said that his crypto portfolio consists of 60% bitcoin, 30% ethereum, and 10% of other cryptoassets.

Reserve currency and global tide

Meanwhile, Senior Commodity Strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, Mike McGlone, argues that BTC has a better chance to become a reserve currency than ETH. Per a Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index April report,

“It appears the narrative has tilted toward allocating a small portion of assets toward the crypto vs. the risks of missing out on the potential for bitcoin becoming the global benchmark digital asset. Adoption of the benchmark crypto as a global reserve asset has crossed the mainstream threshold, as we see it, and the market tide is rising.”

McGlone said that BTC is replacing gold suddenly rather than gradually and this process is likely to accelerate, “underpinning its price for the foreseeable future and magnifying the dollar’s dominance as the reserve currency.”

Bitcoin fills the need for a digital reserve-asset in a low-yield world, he said. Companies like Visa, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley have “embraced the digitalization of money, buoying the process of bitcoin replacing gold as the global digital-reserve asset,” said the strategist.

Most indicators show a shifting global tide that favors bitcoin as a reserve asset, McGlone concluded.

However, despite this tide, ETH keeps outperforming BTC in the crypto market.

At 15:41 UTC, BTC, with a market capitalization of more than USD 1trn, trades at USD 56,572 and is up by 676% in a year, while ETH (market capitalization – USD 239bn) trades at USD 1,992 and is up by 1,074%.

BTC Slips As Coinbase Sees 15% User Growth At Best, Focuses on Altcoins
BTC Slips As Coinbase Sees 15% User Growth At Best, Focuses on Altcoins 101
Source: Coinbase

The price of the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), corrected lower following the much-anticipated announcement of Coinbase‘s results.

At 05:02 UTC, BTC trades at USD 57,576 and is down by 2% in a day and a week.

The US-based major crypto exchange, that is preparing for a direct listing of its shares on April 14, said that, according to their best scenario, the annual average number of their monthly transacting users (MTUs) is expected to growth by 15% and reach 7m this year.

“This scenario assumes an increase in crypto market capitalization and moderate-to-high cryptoasset price volatility. In this scenario, we expect that MTUs continue to grow for the remainder of 2021,” the company said.

Other two scenarios assume that MTUs might drop to 5.5m or 4m from the current 6.1m.

The 5.5m scenario assumes flat crypto market capitalization and low-to-moderate cryptoasset price volatility. While MTUs might drop to 4m if there is a significant decrease in crypto market capitalization, similar to the decrease in 2018, and low levels of cryptoasset price volatility thereafter.

However, Alesia Haas, Chief Financial Officer of the company, said during an earnings call that given the strong performance of Q1 2021, it is likely that annual average net revenue per user will exceed their historical range.

“Over the last 2 years, we have seen average annual net revenue per MTU range between USD 34 – USD 45 per month, with the low end of this range occurring in 2019, a period of low Bitcoin price and low cryptoasset price volatility, and the high end of the range occurring in 2020, a period of rising Bitcoin price,” Haas said, adding that the company believes that “we entered the fourth price cycle in late 2020.” They last 2-4 years, per the CFO.

Meanwhile, Brian Armstrong, Founder and CEO of Coinbase, stressed during the call that while Bitcoin is critical to the cryptoeconomy, “it’s just the beginning” as they’re innovating and creating new products and services: “In recent years, we have expanded to be much more than a place to buy and sell bitcoin.”

“You’ll often hear the comparison of Bitcoin to “digital gold”. But crypto is bigger than just Bitcoin — and Coinbase will ultimately strive to support every legitimate cryptocurrency in the market,” Armstrong said.

In Q1 alone, the company added support for 18 new assets, bringing the number of assets supported on the platform to 108.

Coinbase also revealed the following estimations for the first quarter of 2021:

  • Verified users of 56m
  • Assets on platform of USD 223bn, representing 11.3% crypto asset market share (includes USD 122bn of assets on platform from institutions)
  • Trading Volume of USD 335bn
  • Total Revenue of approximately USD 1.8bn
  • Net Income of approximately USD 730m to USD 800m
  • Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) of approximately USD 1.1bn
Tesla Starts Accepting Bitcoin + New Zealand 🇳🇿 Retirement Fund Invests In Bitcoin

A lot has happened in the past week, and here is a quick recap of top crypto news from the past week. 🔥

Top weekly news from the #CryptoWorld in Week 12 of 2021. 📰#CryptoNews#CryptocurrencyNews#CryptoMarket#CryptoTwitterpic.twitter.com/j1Ety6xJDa

— CoinSutra ⚡- Bitcoin & Crypto (@CoinSutra) March 28, 2021

💎 Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet NFT Finally Sold for $2.5 Million in Auction

Jack Dorsey’s first tweet posted 15 years ago in 2006 has been sold for $2.5 million, the proceeds of which shall go for charity.

On Sunday, March 21st, the auction for the first tweet NFT from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey came to conclusion. The auction started two weeks back as Dorsey tried jumping on the NFT craze. Thus, the tokenized version of his first tweet finally went for a price of $2.5 million.

💎 Tesla Starts Accepting Bitcoin

E-car manufacturer Tesla has started accepting Bitcoin, according to a new tweet by CEO Elon Musk, marking a new milestone for the cryptocurrency’s adoption.

The entire fleet of the company’s electric cars (Model S, Model Y, Model 3, and Model X) can now be purchased with the help of the largest cryptocurrency in the U.S.

It’s important to note that Tesla will keep its coins instead of converting them into U.S. dollars.

💎 Fidelity Investments Files Bitcoin ETF Application

Fidelity Investments has filed a Bitcoin ETF proposal with the SEC. The asset management giant is the latest to join the queue of firms hoping to lay claim to the product.

Fidelity’s subsidiary, FD Funds Management LLC, filed its S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm’s Bitcoin ETF is called the “Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund.”

The financial service company’s child unit Fidelity Digital Assets, will provide the custodial services to store Bitcoins backing the ETF.

💎 Indian companies will now have to disclose their crypto holdings in financial statements

Indian companies have been mandated to disclose their crypto holdings in financial statements, according to new rules that are coming into force on April 1.

India’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs amended Schedule III of Companies Act, 2013 on Thursday, and it now requires companies to detail their crypto holdings.

The details include “profit or loss on transactions involving cryptocurrency or virtual currency,” “amount of currency held as at the reporting date,” and “deposits or advances from any person for the purpose of trading or investing in cryptocurrency/ virtual currency.”

Also see: Is Crypto legal in India? (Video)

💎 Indonesian Govt To Launch Crypto Exchange to Get a Piece of Crypto Pie

The Indonesian deputy minister of trade Jerry Sambuaga has announced that his ministry will launch its own crypto exchange in the near future.

The initiative will allow the government to capture a share of the country’s booming crypto sector, with last year’s crypto asset-related trade estimated to be worth about USD 4.44 billion, according to data cited by the deputy minister.

Sambuaga pointed out the rising value of Indonesia’s crypto market, and the deputy minister said that what “this means is that it shows the future direction that digital assets [and] digital commodities can be an alternative.”

💎 New Zealand Retirement Fund Invests In Bitcoin

The KiwiSaver Growth Strategy fund, which is part of New Zealand’s national KiwiSaver program, has reportedly invested 5 percent of its funds into bitcoin.

The program is meant to be used as a retirement savings vehicle for New Zealand’s citizens, with tax incentives and age requirements similar to a 401(k) account in the U.S. The KiwiSaver Growth Strategy fund has about $244 million ($350 million New Zealand dollars) in total investments, according to local news outlet Stuff. It’s managed by wealth firm NZ Funds Management.

💎 What is Binance Card and How does it work?

The Binance Card is a cryptocurrency debit card that is free, fast and easy to both obtain and use.

This is a debit card with which it is possible to convert and spend cryptocurrencies in more than 60 million shops worldwide using the Visa circuit, by transferring crypto from the Binance spot wallet to the card wallet.

The special aspect is that it is completely free of charge. In fact, Binance does not charge the user any administration or transaction processing fees, however, third-party fees may still apply based on usage.

Also check out: Best Bitcoin Debit cards

Well thats all for this week.

I will see you soon with more exciting updates from the crypto world.

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RIOT Stock: As Bitcoin Tops Out, It’s Best to Avoid Riot Blockchain

The insanity has a taken a breather in current weeks. However crypto performs like Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ:RIOT) inventory stay widespread amongst traders. Shares on this miner of Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) have produced great positive aspects since final fall when the favored cryptocurrency started its epic run to all-time highs.

However, with BTC costs showing to high out, the underlying issue behind this inventory’s 15x-plus transfer since Nov. 2 could also be lastly operating out of gasoline. That is dangerous information for Riot.

Why? As I’ve mentioned when speaking about one other crypto mining play, Marathon Digital (NASDAQ:MARA), outsized price moves are a double-edged sword for this area.

If Bitcoin is trending greater, which means even bigger positive aspects for crypto miners, given the price of mining stays comparatively fastened even when costs go up. Nevertheless, outsized positive aspects in a crypto market means attainable outsized losses in a crypto bear market.

It’s a bit too early to say we’ll see a repeat of the crash skilled on this asset class again in 2018. But, it’s nonetheless one thing to be involved about. Positive, the good cash has moved into crypto in a giant manner. Inflationary fears make greenback alternate options like BTC look far more interesting.

Alternatively, as this Forbes contributor broke it down, market sentiment appears to be the primary driver for Bitcoin costs. If market individuals proceed to grow to be extra risk-averse, a crypto pullback might be across the nook.

And with shares like this one a good riskier solution to play the crypto development, there’s good purpose to remain away for now.

RIOT Inventory Versus Its Rivals

Riot Blockchain has been in the mining game longer than rivals Marathon Digital, and red-flag ladenSOS Ltd. (NYSE:SOS). Nevertheless, till now this first-mover benefit hasn’t made that a lot of a distinction.

Gross sales have solely not too long ago began to take off (estimated gross sales of $158.6 million in 2021, versus $10.4 million in 2020). And whereas it may quickly materially increase its Bitcoin production capacity (as soon as its new mining {hardware} is deployed), primarily based on gross sales projections ($286.1 million), Marathon’s set to grow to be the bigger participant within the area.

In brief, there’s nothing that makes Riot Blockchain a stronger selection for publicity to this development. Positive, that doesn’t fully destroy the bull case. If BTC continues to climb, names like this one will doubtless see further positive aspects. However like I discussed above, the large concern right here is the danger of decrease crypto costs.

The almost four-fold surge in BTC costs since November fueled a surge many occasions that for RIOT inventory. However on the flip aspect, a double-digit correction within the underlying cryptocurrency may produce a good better loss for traders shopping for this inventory in the present day.

Why Mining Shares are Riskier Than Bitcoin

It might be simpler to exit and purchase a crypto mining inventory versus shopping for cryptocurrency. However don’t take this better accessibility to imply it’s your much less dangerous possibility. Shares on this sector make outsized strikes relative to the underlying worth of BTC. If tendencies reverse course, outcomes will likely be outsized, however within the fallacious course.

The jury’s nonetheless out whether or not Bitcoin is nearly to crash. Some consultants on this various asset are starting to ring the warning bells. We might not see the dramatic downturn skilled in 2018-2019. Throughout that timeframe, the cryptocurrency fell greater than 80% from its then-all time excessive of $20,000. Nevertheless, even a pullback of 20% to 30% may produce far better losses for RIOT inventory.

However that’s not all. Even when costs maintain regular from right here, there’s one other issue that ought to make you bearish about chasing this not too long ago scorching sector. I’m speaking about increasing network difficulty. Over time, it’s required better ranges of computing energy to mine BTC. This implies mining prices (computing {hardware}, electrical energy) will proceed to rise. Additionally it could end in names on this sector falling in need of the aggressive progress projections they’ve touted to traders.

Placing it merely, Bitcoin is dangerous however crypto shares are riskier. Don’t let the benefit of shopping for them idiot you into believing it’s the alternative.

The Backside Line

Traders in Riot Blockchain who received in when BTC was holding regular in mid-2020 have seen jaw-dropping positive aspects over the previous few months. However those that missed out shouldn’t attempt to make up for misplaced time.

Crypto will not be nearly to crash. However, with many involved costs have peaked within the close to time period, there’s extra to counsel decrease slightly than greater costs for this inventory over the subsequent few months.

Add within the different issue that dampens the bull case for crypto miners (rising problem charges), and it’s clear the very best transfer is to skip out on RIOT inventory for now.

Crypto Corner Podcast 557: Stocks discussed: (OTC: $ARBKF) (TSXV: $DMGI.V) (TSX: $HUT.V) (NasdaqGS: $NVDA) (CSE: $NC.C)

Level Roberts, WA and Delta, BC – March 26, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a pacesetter in crypto and blockchain investing information brings you right now’s version of the Crypto Corner podcast and commentary on what’s driving cryptocurrency shares and the crypto market.

Crypto Nook Episode 557: Argo and DMG Launch Bitcoin Mining Pool, Hut 8 Buys $30M in NVIDIA CMPs, and NetCents Experiences Surge in Signal-ups

Shares mentioned: (OTC:ARBKF) (TSXV:DMGI) (TSX:HUT) (NasdaqGS:NVDA) (CSE:NC)

Argo Blockchain (OTC:ARBKF) has entered right into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DMG Blockchain Options Inc. (TSXV:DMGI) to launch Terra Pool, described as “the world’s first Bitcoin mining pool powered by clear vitality.” An excerpt from the press launch reads:

Terra Pool will present each a robust incentive and accessible platform for cryptocurrency miners to supply Bitcoin in a sustainable and climate-conscious approach with the objective of considerably lowering greenhouse fuel emissions over the following decade. Within the near-term, Terra Pool will work with like-minded Bitcoin miners to expedite the shift from typical energy to scrub vitality.

Hut 8 Mining Corp. (TSX:HUT) has purchased $30 million of CMPs (Cryptocurrency Mining Processors) from NVIDIA Company (NasdaqGS:NVDA), a transfer anticipated to extend Hut 8’s mixture working fee by roughly 1600 Gigahash. Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8, defined:

“The adoption and the event of purposes interacting with numerous blockchain networks have by no means been stronger, opening many potentialities throughout a wide range of industries. We’re extremely excited to have these excessive efficiency CMPs in our fleet. We consider mining with CMPs will open up new alternatives for Hut 8 and can enable us to proceed to execute on our long- and short-term plans for elevated and diversified income streams.”

NetCents Expertise Inc. (CSE:NC) has reported a surge in new companion sign-ups and leads within the final 60 days. Particularly, the corporate has obtained a mean of 10-15 new companion leads weekly over the previous 60 days with an in depth fee of 30 % over that interval, growing to 40 % over the month of March. In response, NetCents is “within the strategy of tripling the scale of its companion gross sales and account administration crew.” Patrick Albright, Senior Vice President Strategic Improvement at NetCents, stated:

“In my three a long time within the funds trade, I’ve by no means seen such enormous demand for a product. Cryptocurrency, and the processing of funds in these currencies, is now not one thing that’s one thing for the long run. It’s now essential to have the power to deal with customers’ elevated demand for cryptocurrency transactions. North American companions and retailers at the moment are seeing what the remainder of the world has already been witnessing. Crypto funds are right here to remain and can develop into an growing a part of a profitable cost technique.”

Sam Mowers, Investorideas

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