U.S. Congress submits 18 crypto bills in 2021, Visa buys $150K CryptoPunk, MicroStrategy snaps up more BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 22-28

[ad_1] 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 WeekCongress has put forward 18 bills on digital assets in 2021 so farThe U.S. Congress has been ramping up its efforts to provide a regulatory framework

Blockchain technology can change the world, and not just via crypto

[ad_1] Over the last three or four years, blockchain adoption has expanded tremendously, and each industry is exploring different use cases for the technology. There are multiple aspects of blockchain — from business to technical and more — but with the way the industry is exploding, it’s really hard to get it right.It’s best to divide the blockchain topic into two main buckets in order to understand the development of

Bitcoin in line for ‘phenomenal’ weekly close if BTC price holds $49K

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) held $49,000 on Aug. 28 after the United States Federal Reserve sparked a run-up toward critical resistance.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewAll eyes on $49,300 on the weekly chartData from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD cooling at higher levels after cracking the $49,000 mark late Friday.The end of the working week had seen a positive reaction to comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell on tapering

Brands must tokenize their loyalty and rewards programs

[ad_1] The adoption of nonfungible tokens has served as a practical entry point for users joining the crypto economy, driven primarily by their respective fandoms and the benefit-centric nature of the tokens. For instance, if you're a Lebron James superfan, you can understand why “The Block” from the 2016 NBA finals is valuable on NBA Top Shot without understanding the blockchain. But when it comes to brands, stablecoins are likely

3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price has gained 85% this month

[ad_1] The Ethereum (ETH) network is currently the dominant layer-one protocol in terms of smart contract deployment and active users, but the race to become the 'world’s computer' is far from settled because competing protocols are gaining traction by offering solutions to high transaction costs and slow confirmation times, the biggest problems facing the network.One project that has been on the rise over the past month is Tezos, a proof-of-stake

Layer-one protocols chip away at Ethereum’s dominance.

[ad_1] The rise of decentralized finance and nonfungible tokens has transformed the blockchain ecosystem and generated near unimaginable riches for investors, but none of this would be possible without the strong foundation offered by layer-one blockchain networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Smart contracts and layer-two protocols promise to revolutionize the finance and logistics industry, but they require a robust, secure and distributed network to operate on and to ensure their immutability.