Erik Voorhees

Bitcoin Price Touches $28,600, Crypto Asset’s Value Gains Over 288% in 2020

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The price of bitcoin touched an all-time high at 3:12 a.m. (EST) during the early morning trading sessions reaching $28,600. The crypto asset’s market valuation is over $519 billion on Wednesday, as bitcoin markets command over 14 billion dollars in global trade volume.</strong> Bitcoin (BTC) markets soared again on Wednesday morning, as …

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New Draft U.S. Law Will Make It Illegal To Issue Stablecoins Without Federal Reserve Approval

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Three U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that will force private stablecoin issuers to obtain a banking charter (or license) and approval from the Federal Reserve before they can issue a stablecoin.</strong> Instigated by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, with support from Reps. Jesús García and Stephen Lynch – all of them Democrats – …

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‘Slippery slope’ as new Bitcoin mining pool censors transactions

Blockchain analytics platform BlockSeer has launched the private beta version of a new Bitcoin (BTC) mining pool (Blockseer Mining Pool) that censors transactions from blacklisted wallets. The pool will use BlockSeer and Walletscore’s labeling data among other verified sources, such as the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blacklist for crypto, to identify …

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Defi Project Yam Finance Sees Over $500M Locked in 24 Hours, Devs Reveal Contract Bug

A new yield farming project is all the rage this week, as the Yam Finance project saw over $460 million dollars locked into the platform in 17 hours on Tuesday. On social media and crypto-focused forums, people have been very skeptical of the Yam Finance project as the code has not been audited. On Wednesday …

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Bolstering Separation of Money and State Following the 244th Independence Day

With the fourth of July approaching, many Americans will have to contemplate whether or not the holiday is an empty affair. After the last thirteen weeks of Covid-19 lockdowns, business shutdowns, and police brutality, the lack of liberty and freedoms in the U.S. has never been more apparent. With ideas like bitcoin and concepts that …

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