Binance CEO urges crypto buyers to ‘hold’ amid ‘unpredictableness’

Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao has strongly advised cash-strapped and inexperienced investors to stay away from trading cryptocurrencies amid extreme market volatility and unpredictability.  On a Nov. 14 Zhao-led “Ask Me Anything” Twitter space hosted by Binance the CEO suggested that unsophisticated investors wait out the turbulent period instead of risking money needed for living expenses: “You should not invest in crypto if you’re using money that you need for next week or next month, you should only be using discretionary cash that you don’t need for a long time, like…

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Blockchain Gaming Publisher and Web3 Firm Animoca Brands Secures $110 Million

Blockchain gaming publisher Animoca Brands announced the company has raised $110 million in a funding round led by Temasek, Boyu Capital, and GGV Capital. The company raised the funds by issuing convertible notes to a handful of institutional investors. Animoca Brands Raises $110 Million From Strategic Investors Animoca Brands has raised another $110 million this month after the company secured $100 million from Temasek and others, at the end of August. The latest capital raise, announced on September 8, explains that Temasek, Boyu Capital, and GGV Capital led the round,…

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Crypto investors hedging out risks ahead of March rate hike

[ad_1] On-chain data analysis from Glassnode shows that Bitcoin investors are hedging out risks in order to stay protected against Federal Reserve interest rate hikes in March. Glassnode’s The Week On-Chain newsletter from Feb. 14 indicates that the most significant trend in Bitcoin (BTC) right now is the flat futures term structure through March. This is strongly attributed to “investor uncertainty regarding the wider economic impact of a tighter US dollar.” The rate hike is already priced in to spot markets, according to Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, but…

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eToro rolls out smart portfolios for new metaverse investors

[ad_1] Brokerage firm eToro introduced MetaverseLife, a new smart portfolio covering stocks and crypto-assets from within the growing metaverse industry, on Tuesday. The company stated that its goal is to offer a diverse range of investments made for long-term exposure.  Currently included in the portfolio are Meta Platforms, the new parent company behind Facebook, Roblox and other blockchain-based metaverse developments like Decentraland, The Sandbox and Enjin. There are also a few companies listed in this portfolio that aren’t exclusively blockchain-based but have still contributed to metaverse adoption and development. These…

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SBI Group launches crypto-asset fund for Japanese investors

[ad_1] Tokyo’s biggest finserv firm, SBI Group, will now allow general Japanese investors to purchase cryptocurrencies via its newly launched ‘crypto asset fund’. The fund is composed of seven cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Chainlink (LINK) and Polkadot (DOT).  The crypto-asset fund, to be traded and operated by the SBI Alternative Fund, was established on Dec. 02 with a dedicated capital of 5 million yen, worth approximately $45,000 at the time of writing. However, the company may choose to release the capital in…

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Small Ethereum investors increase exposure as ETH loses $4K level

[ad_1] Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) has dropped by over 18% after establishing an all-time high around $4,867 on Nov. 10, now trading near $3,900. Nonetheless, the plunge has not deterred retail investors from buying the token in small quantities. According to data gathered by Glassnode — a blockchain analytics platform, the number of Ether addresses holding less than or equal to 0.01 ETH reached a record high level of 19.95 million on Dec. 4, the day ETH dropped to as low as $3,575 (data from Coinbase). Ethereum addresses with…

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‘Bitcoin Is Worth Zero’ — Kenyan Communication Strategist Warns African Investors to Be Wary – Featured Bitcoin News

[ad_1] A Kenyan communications strategist, Mwotia Ciugu, has told African investors to be wary of investing in bitcoin which he claims is worth zero. Bitcoin Structurally Incapable of Delivering on Its Promise In an op-ed published by The Elephant, Ciugu insists bitcoin (BTC) is structurally incapable of delivering on its promise of becoming an alternative store of value or a hedge against inflation. In addition, the strategist also claims bitcoin fails both as a currency and an investment. Although he concedes that Africa has one of the highest cryptocurrency adoption…

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Mudrex launches DeFi mutual fund model for retail investors

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency asset management firm Mudrex has announced the launch of its new Coin Sets investment vehicle. The new offering allows investors to diversify their asset portfolio across a range of high-performing decentralized finance, or DeFi, assets, as well as nonfungible tokens, or NFT’s.  The niche financial model fosters the distribution of risk exposure in what is often considered a volatile marketplace, allowing investors to bet on the value proposition of an entire sector, rather than the individual potential of a single asset. The basket of assets is also rebalanced on…

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Largest Canadian Bitcoin ETF Opens to Mutual Fund Investors

[ad_1] Purpose Investments, an institutional firm with more than $12 billion under management, on Wednesday announced the launch of mutual fund units for the world’s first ETF backed and settled by Bitcoin. “We’re happy to provide another easy and secure way for Canadian investors to gain exposure to Bitcoin,” said CEO and founder Som Seif. Mutual funds that allow investors exposure to Bitcoin have risen in demand by investors worldwide this year. The Purpose Bitcoin ETF invests directly in Bitcoin allowing investors efficient exposure to Bitcoin without the associated risk…

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DeFi TVL hits a record $157B as Ethereum competitors attract investors

[ad_1] Altcoins and DeFi tokens have been on a tear for the last two weeks  and as the end of August approaches many projects are seeing their tokens reach for new all-time highs. Data shows that a majority of the top-10 DeFi tokens gained more than 20% in the past 30-days, with projects like Bancor (BNT) and THORChain (RUNE) seeing gains in excess of 115%. Top-10 DeFi assets by price. Source: Messari Here’s a look at some of the factors behind the current boost to DeFi tokens and the projects…

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