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COVID-19 shook out retail investors but incited BTC whales: Report

Retail and institutional Bitcoin investors took very different approaches as the COVID-19 pandemic began, new research from OKEx Insights and Catallact has shown. The research, which looked from January to the beginning of August 2020 at on-chain BTC transaction data, found retail investors largely pulled back and took a wait and see strategy with Bitcoin. […]

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Japan ‘s Finance Minister: Blockchain Can Help to Combat COVID

Japanese finance minister Taro Aso suggested that blockchain would be key. To the world’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic since the technology can be used to track contacts while ensuring privacy. Aso gave the opening remarks in Tokyo on 24 Aug. for the Blockchain Global Governance Conference. Also is known as the FIN / SUM […]

Blockchain Can Help Find a Cure for COVID-19

According to Brandon Mintz, CEO of the crypto ATM network, Bitcoin Depot. The blockchain group is playing an important role in helping to develop pharmaceutical drugs to counter COVID-19. Blockchain will carry immense computing power to validate transactions and create new coins. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Mintz emphasized that the greatest advantage blockchain brings […]

UAE Startup Relies on Blockchain to Flatten Covid-19 Curve

The UAE-based startup incubator, in5, helps to develop blockchain-based methods for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and thereby flatten the curve. Liber Health, funded by in5, is one of the systems used to identify patients that supports blockchain technology. According to a study published on May 20. They are creating a contactless device […]

New Research Says Bitcoin Price Jumps Response to News of Clear Regulation

New Research Says Bitcoin Price Jumps Response to News of Clear Regulation

Bank for International Settlements researchers is finding that crypto-currency markets actually respond positively to news of clear regulations. Crypto-prices are more regulatory than their reputation suggests By a working paper published on April 18 by the Globalization Institute of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, crypto-prices are more open to regulation than their reputation suggests. Though […]

BitMEX Joins Covid-19 Relief Efforts With the $2.5M Fund

BitMEX Joins Covid-19 Relief Efforts With the $2.5M Fund

Seychelles-registered crypto-derivatives exchange BitMEX has been the newest player in the industry to enter philanthropic efforts to counter the global health crisis COVID-19. HDR Global Trading, the operator of the exchange, opened a dedicated COVID-19 Response Fund on April 20 and revealed its donation of a total of $2.5 million in grants to four beneficiaries. […]