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Blockchain Bites: $10B in Bitcoin Futures, Price Wobbles and Liquidations

Bitcoin topped $34,000 for the first time this weekend and has since seen a double-digital correction in price. The cryptocurrency’s most recent rally came as the Bitcoin network celebrated its 12th Genesis Block day, on Jan. 3 – the anniversary of when the first bitcoin block was mined in 2009. Top shelf CBDC experimentUkraine plans …

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First Mover: Bitcoin’s Plunge to $31K Shows How Bullish Market Had Become

Bitcoin (BTC) suffered its biggest pullback in four months, tumbling 9% after a seven-day winning streak that took prices to a new all-time high of $34,347 on Sunday.  “Bitcoin is having a much-needed reset,” Matthew Dibb, co-founder, and COO of Stack Funds, told CoinDesk. Some analysts saw signs that cryptocurrency traders might be rotating out …

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Breath of the Wild’s minor characters are likely advanced Miis

HEYimHeroic For years, fans have theorized that Nintendo used Miis to build many of the NPCs (non-player characters) in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Many share Mii-like characteristics — the shape of their face, eyes, nose and mouth, for instance — and modders know they were built with a file format called …

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Bitcoin Suddenly Drops 13% as Altcoins Continue to Rise

Bitcoin has shed much of the weekend’s stellar gains, as relatively cheap alternative cryptocurrencies play catchup with the crypto market leader. At the press-time price of around $29,000, bitcoin is down over 13% on a 24-hour basis, according to CoinDesk 20 data. Prices have declined by well over $4,000 in the last two hours, having …

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Massive Exodus of Bitcoin Continues to Leave Exchanges, Over 87,900 BTC Withdrawn in 30 Days

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Despite the bitcoin price high, there continues to be a massive exodus of bitcoin leaving exchanges. Onchain data shows exchanges are being drained like a sieve and during the last 30 days, 87,954 bitcoin was withdrawn from the top crypto trading platforms.</strong> Back in December 2019, it was reported that the San …

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Quibi’s content library could make its way to Roku

CHRIS DELMAS via Getty Images After short-form streaming site Quibi died, there were questions about what would happen to its shows — some of which is quite good. Now, it’s possible that its content catalog may be sold to streaming app and hardware manufacturer Roku, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Roku …

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Samsung will reveal its next flagship smartphones on January 14th

Samsung confirmed today that its latest Galaxy Unpacked event — and its first major smartphone launch of the year — will take place virtually at 10AM Eastern/7AM Pacific on Thursday, January 14th. “Over the past year, mobile technology has taken center stage in everyday life as people are working remotely and spending more time at …

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Watch Tesla’s Full Self-Driving navigate from SF to LA with (almost) no help

Whole Mars Catalog, YouTube Tesla’s Full Self-Driving might still be in beta, but that isn’t stopping early adopters from using it for autonomous trips… well, almost. As Teslarati describes, Tesla enthusiast Whole Mars Catalog has posted a video showing their FSD-equipped Model 3 completing a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles with virtually no …

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SpaceX will try to ‘catch’ its Super Heavy rocket using the launch tower

SpaceX SpaceX might not rely on legs to land its next-generation booster rockets. Elon Musk has revealed that his company will try to “catch” the future Super Heavy booster using the launch tower arm, with the grid fins (used to help control the descent) shouldering the load. As TechCrunch explained, this process would effectively hook …

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1,000 Decade-Old Dormant Bitcoins Moved Today on Bitcoin’s 12th Anniversary

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>12 years ago, Bitcoin’s inventor Satoshi Nakamoto launched the network after revealing the cryptocurrency concept via the white paper a few months prior. At approximately 18:15:05 UTC, the network launched its first block and since then, over 664,000 bitcoin blocks have been mined. Moreover, on the 12th anniversary of the network coming …

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