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Cosmos co-founder says GovGen will show how governance can be used in blockchain development

In November 2023, the Cosmos Hub community approved the contentious proposal 848, which reduced the maximum inflation rate of the native token ATOM to 10% from 20%. At the time, ATOM’s actual inflation rate stood at 14%. The proposal was expected to fall through. However, just before the deadline, there was a surge of votes …

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Bitcoin network congestion eases as mempool clears in February

Bitcoin’s mempool is a holding area for transactions broadcast to the network but not yet included in a block. Analyzing the mempool provides insight into network congestion, transaction demand, and fee trends, offering a unique vantage point on the state of the Bitcoin ecosystem. During the final months of 2023 and the early weeks of …

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Why a trustless, multichain approach to web3 demands direct integration

In only a few years, decentralized networks have witnessed tremendous growth, with treasuries collectively surpassing the $25 billion mark and memberships swelling. As several US states and nations like Switzerland, Malta, and Hong Kong introduce favorable crypto legislation, it’s hard not to see Web3 as the future shape of business organizations. However, the blockchain space …

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What is the role of spot Bitcoin ETFs in modern investment portfolios?

Aligned within a year of its three halving events, Bitcoin had three major bull runs in its 15-year history. After each one, in 2013, 2017 and 2021, Bitcoin price typically drops significantly until the next one. However, the post-Bitcoin ETF landscape seems to have created new rules of engagement. Since February 16th, Bitcoin ETF flows …

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US agencies pause Biden-sanctioned emergency miner survey following lawsuit

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) paused the controversial survey of crypto mining firms on Feb. 23 following a lawsuit from members of the crypto mining sector. Crypto mining company Riot Platforms and the Texas Blockchain Council launched the lawsuit on Feb. 22. The case names the EIA, the Department of Energy, the Office of Management …

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Never-before-seen Satoshi Nakamoto emails add several details to Bitcoin’s origin lore

Private email correspondence between the pseudonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto and an early contributor to the project, Martii Malmi, has shed further light on the origin story of the flagship crypto and its creator’s earliest thoughts about the future. The emails were shared as evidence by Malmi in the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) vs. …

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Filecoin surges to new highs fueled by pivotal Solana deal and AI sector growth

Filecoin has surged to a new yearly high amid significant development within its ecosystem. The decentralized storage protocol’s FIL token price soared to a yearly peak of $8.43 but has slightly corrected to $7.92 as of press time, according to CryptoSlate data. Notably, FIL is the only digital asset among the top 25 cryptocurrencies by …

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FTX secures court approval to sell 8% Anthropic stake

Defunct crypto exchange FTX has secured court approval to sell its stake in artificial intelligence (AI) startup Anthropic Holdings, potentially adding over $1 billion to its assets earmarked for repaying creditors. Delaware Bankruptcy Court Judge John Dorsey handed down the decision on Feb. 22, marking a pivotal development in the ongoing saga of FTX’s efforts …

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CoinMarketCap launches ‘Oscars of Crypto’ to celebrate industry accomplishments

CoinMarketCap has announced the launch of the inaugural CMC Crypto Awards to recognize the accomplishments of networks, people, and technology in the crypto industry. The awards are scheduled to take place between Feb. 21 and March 6. The selection of winners will rely on CoinMarketCap data, insights from expert panels, and community votes, with the …

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