Nepal Prepares to Issue Digital Currency, Drafts Necessary Amendments

A task force in Nepal has proposed legal changes allowing the country’s central bank to issue its own digital currency. The move comes after a study indicated that such an initiative is feasible and recommended certain provisions that would authorize the regulator to proceed with its realization. Nepal Central Bank Prepares Legal Ground for National Digital Currency The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is ready with revisions to the law determining its powers and responsibilities that would allow the monetary authority to issue a digital version of the country’s fiat currency,…

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Debridge Finance Suspects North Korean Hacking Syndicate Lazarus Group Attacked the Protocol’s Team

According to the co-founder of Debridge Finance, Alex Smirnov, the infamous North Korean hacking syndicate Lazarus Group subjected Debridge to an attempted cyberattack. Smirnov has warned Web3 teams that the campaign is likely widespread. Lazarus Group Suspected of Attacking Debridge Finance Team Members With a Malicious Group Email There’s been a great number of attacks against decentralized finance (defi) protocols like cross-chain bridges in 2022. While most of the hackers are unknown, it’s been suspected that the North Korean hacking collective Lazarus Group has been behind a number of defi…

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Rainbows, Log Charts, and S2F: Bitcoin’s 2022 Bear Market Has Broken the Community’s Most Popular Price Models

The 2022 bear market has been brutal as more than $2 trillion in value has been wiped away from the crypto economy. In addition to record values lost, the crypto winter has managed to break a number of popular bitcoin price models like the rainbow price chart and Plan B’s infamous stock-to-flow model. Moreover, since May 11, 2022, the well known power-law corridor model or logarithmic growth curves chart has also broken, and it’s deviated below the lower band for roughly 86 days. A Deviation From the Norm: 2022’s Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Rises for the First Time in 57 Days, BTC Hashrate Slipped 1.7% Lower in Q2

The mining difficulty tied to the Bitcoin network increased for the first time in 57 days, rising 1.74% higher than the last two weeks. Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s hashrate has been below average as the network’s computational power is down 1.7% lower in the second quarter than in Q1 2022. After reaching 292 exahash per second (EH/s) on June 8, Bitcoin’s hashrate today is coasting along below the 200 EH/s mark at 182 EH/s. Bitcoin’s Difficulty Increases, Making It More Difficult to Discover Block Rewards for the Next 2 Weeks Following the…

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The Fed Is ‘Resolute’ on Hiking Interest Rates, Tightening Monetary Policy to Tame Inflation — Gold and Stocks Sink

Several reports detail that U.S. Federal Reserve officials are resolute on tightening monetary policy and increasing the federal funds rate until inflation in America is alleviated. Chicago Fed president Charles Evans explained on Tuesday that the central bank would likely keep up the larger than usual rate hikes until inflation is remedied. The Fed Is ‘Nowhere Near’ Done When It Comes to Tighter Policy, Central Bank Has Not Seen a ‘Turn in Inflation’ The Federal Reserve is in a predicament as inflation in America is the highest its been since…

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Cross-Chain Bridge Nomad Loses $190 Million Making It 2022’s Third-Largest Crypto Heist

On Monday, the cross-chain token bridge Nomad was attacked and hackers managed to siphon $190 million from the protocol, draining a great majority of the funds. The Nomad cross-chain bridge attack was the third-biggest crypto heist of 2022, and the ninth largest of all time. Nomad Cross-Chain Bridge Exploited for $190 Million Cross-chain bridges in the world of decentralized finance (defi) just can’t catch a break no matter how long they have been running and even after the bridges have been audited. On August 1, 2022, the cross-chain bridge Nomad…

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The Number of Euro-Pegged Stablecoins Has Swelled 1,683% Since 2020

While the stablecoin economy is worth roughly $153 billion today, euro-backed stablecoin issuance has increased 1,683% from $31.9 million worth of euro-based tokens on January 3, 2020, to today’s $569 million. Since November 2021, the number of euro stablecoins swelled by 85.34%, but from January 2022 to today, euro stablecoin numbers dropped 14.17% during the last seven months. Euro-Pegged Stablecoins Cross Half a Billion in Value Since the Start of the Year Today, most of the stablecoin economy’s value is based on tokens backed by the U.S. dollar, but a…

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US Personal Consumption Expenditures Tap Record Highs, Stanford Economist Says Fed Should Increase Rates Above 9%

On July 29, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on America’s personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index for the month of June, and the figure saw the largest 12-month increase since 1982. On the same day, Stanford University’s senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of economics, John Cochrane, said the Federal Reserve should increase rates above 9% to tame inflation. PCE Price Index Increased 4.8 Percent From One Year Ago The U.S. economy continues to look gloomy every time a new economic report or data is released…

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Non Custodial Crypto Exchange Changeangel Adds Cashback and Affiliate Programs

PRESS RELEASE. July 30, 2022 – Changeangel.io is making its crypto exchange service more attractive to current and prospective users by adding convenient and lucrative Cashback and Affiliate program. Created by cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and developers, Changeangel.io is a quick and a non-custodial way to exchange over 100 coins. “Apart from the security that comes from keeping your crypto in your own wallets, Changeangel.io is now also a way to earn some cool passive income through its new cashback and affiliate programs. Initially we thought of issuing our own token, to…

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Bitfarms Adds 18 MW of Capacity to ‘The Bunker’ — Miner’s Daily Production Taps 16.8 BTC per Day

On July 28, the bitcoin mining company Bitfarms announced the completion of the second phase of its facility expansion, by adding roughly 18 megawatts (MW) of capacity to the operation. The mining facility dubbed “The Bunker,” now has approximately 3.8 exahash per second (EH/s), after the 18 MW increase boosted the computational power by 200 petahash per second (PH/s). Bitfarms Adds 18 MW to ‘The Bunker,’ Firm Says Daily Production Reaches 16.8 Bitcoin Bitfarms Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITF) has announced the company has improved The Bunker by adding 18 MW of…

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