Total crypto market cap rises above $1T, and data suggests more upside is in store

[ad_1] Despite the recent negative crypto and macroeconomic newsflow, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization broke above $1 trillion on Jan. 21. An encouraging sign is that derivatives metrics are not showing increased demand from bearish traders at the moment. Total crypto market cap in USD, 1-day. Source: TradingViewBitcoin (BTC) price gained 8% on the week, stabilizing near the $23,100 level at 18:00 UTC on Jan. 27 as the markets weighed the

Fed policy to align bank oversight could limit crypto activities by state banks

[ad_1] The United States Federal Reserve Board announced Jan. 27 that it was issuing a policy statement on limitations on banks. The policy seeks to create a level playing field and limit regulatory arbitrage for state banks with deposit insurance, state banks without deposit insurance and national banks, which are overseen by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), by allowing them the same scope of permissible activities.The

5 reasons why the Aptos (APT) rally could still have wings

[ad_1] Aptos (APT) reached a new all-time high of $20.39 after posting gains exceeding 400% since the start of 2023. While the rally could just be a pump-and-dump event due to the perception of weak fundamentals, increasing negative sentiment toward the token will likely fuel the prices in the short term.Let’s explore some of the factors that could be propelling the Aptos price rally.A rich history and strong investor backingAptos

Aave deploys V3 on Ethereum after 10 months of testing on other networks

[ad_1] The third version of crypto lending app Aave has now been deployed to Ethereum for the first time, according to a Jan. 27 tweet thread from the Aave team. “Aave V3” was originally released in March 2022, and it was deployed on multiple Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible blockchains shortly afterward. Until now, Ethereum users only had access to the app's older “V2” version.Aave Protocol V3 is now live on

New Ripple president says her job is to continue to scale amid crypto winter

[ad_1] Monica Long has been named the new president of Ripple, moving up from general manager. Long joined the company in 2013 as director of communications and expanded her role last year from general manager of RippleX, the blockchain development side of the business, to general manager of the company as a whole, adding RippleNet, the company’s financial network, to her purview.The presidency of Ripple has been a somewhat nebulous

TradFi and DeFi come together at Davos 2023: Finance Redefined

[ad_1] Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week.Traditional finance, or TradFi, continues to explore the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, with the World Economic Forum holding more workshops and sessions for the sector in 2023.Layer-1 blockchain protocol, Injective, has launched a $150 million ecosystem fund to support developers building on

New York Assembly introduces crypto payments bill for fines, taxes

[ad_1] A bill introduced to the New York State Assembly on Jan. 26 would allow state agencies to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for fines, civil penalties, taxes, fees, and other payments charged by the state.JUST IN: A New York Senate has introduced a bill to allow #Crypto as a form of payment — Interpret Crypto (@interpretcrypto) January 27, 2023 New York State Assembly Bill A523 was introduced

3 tips for trading Ethereum this year

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency is a notoriously volatile industry, regardless of what coin you’re trading. During periods of extreme volatility, it’s easy to become disheartened when trades don’t go your way. It’s also easy to become overconfident when you get lucky, falsely attributing it to your trading strategy — when, in reality, the price often rose or fell for reasons other than you assumed.Despite the uncertainty, there are sometimes still strategies you

A peek into BlockFi’s secret financials (it’s not pretty)

[ad_1] Crypto lender BlockFi has had a highly tumultuous 12 months. After getting caught up in the Terra fiasco, which resulted in one of the most prolific asset death spirals of all time, the company managed to avoid bankruptcy after receiving a $400 million lifeline in July 2022. The problem? Its lender was FTX US, and we all know what happened next.Although BlockFi has attempted to separate itself from Sam

Bitcoin will hit $200K before $70K ‘bear market’ next cycle — Forecast

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) has “well-formed” evidence, which suggests that its next all-time high will top out at $200,000, one analyst says.In a tweet on Jan. 27, popular Twitter commentator Trader Tardigrade, also known as Alan, also revealed $70,000 as the next potential bear market bottom.Stochastic indicator offers Bitcoin bulls historical firepowerFor many, BTC price action is still bound by Bitcoin’s four-year halving cycles. The resulting price pattern offers one “all