Range-bound Bitcoin price opens the door for altcoins to move higher

Ether (ETH) took charge as a new month begins and the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization rallied to a new all-time high at $3,338. This has many analysts shouting out that a new ‘altcoin season’ has commenced. Meanwhile, Bitcoin  (BTC) price is continuing to meet resistance around the $56,000 to $58,000 level.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that since dropping to a low of $2,160 on April 25, the price of Ether has rallied 54% to a new record high at $3,324 on May 3 as Monday’s 12% spike lifted…

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Coinbase frenzy, DOGE dazzles, Bitcoin breaks records, Jim Cramer sells

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Coinbase gets off to a rocky start as it lists on the Nasdaq It was billed as a “watershed” milestone for cryptocurrency — the industry’s “Netscape moment.” This week, Coinbase made its stock market debut. There was no shortage of excitement in the run-up to…

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Need To Know Taproot Signaling

Mining Pools Signalling For Taproot The latest Bitcoin network difficulty adjustment was the most significant one in quite some time. Besides being a -12.6% downward adjustment — unprecedented during a bull market, and one of the largest downward adjustments in Bitcoin’s history — it also marked the beginning of the signalling period for Taproot activation. A few hours after the adjustment, Slush Pool mined block 681,458 with the version bits 0x2f900004 — the first block signaling support for Taproot. What followed was a wave of support from throughout the Bitcoin…

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin becomes billionaire as Ether hits $3K

Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of the world’s most popular smart contract platform, the Ethereum blockchain, has officially become a crypto billionaire. Buterin’s public Ether address, which he described as his main wallet back in 2018, has hit $1 billion on its balance following Ether’s meteoric rise above a $3,000 price mark on Monday. At the time of writing, the address holds around 333,500 Ether (ETH) now worth $1.029 billion, according to on-chain data from Etherscan, as ETH more than quadrupled in value from around $700 at the beginning of 2021. At…

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A Look at the Curious Relationship Between Peter and Spencer Schiff – Featured Bitcoin News

For years now the well known economist and gold bug Peter Schiff has continuously spoken out against bitcoin, as he claims precious metals are far superior. A great number of people have rebutted Schiff’s statements about bitcoin but during the last year, the gold bug has had a different thorn on his side. In recent days, Schiff’s nemesis on Twitter is his own son Spencer Schiff, a young entrepreneur who is “interested in finance, Austrian economics, libertarianism, [and] anarcho-capitalism.” Gold Bug vs. Bitcoin Bug During the last year, Bitcoin.com News…

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Ethereum hits $3,000 for the first time, now larger than Bank of America

Ethereum’s ETH token has eclipsed the psychologically significant $3,000 per token mark today, rising as high as $3,003 on Binance at the time of publication. ETH price reached the milestone on several major exchanges, including Bybit, Coinbase and BitMEX.  The surge has helped Ethereum overtake institutions such as The Walt Disney Company and Bank of America in terms of total market cap. The world’s largest smart contract-enabled layer-one has grown 24% on the week to $346.72 billion, per tracking website Infinite Marketcap. By comparison, Bitcoin is presently sitting at a…

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