eToro, BlockFi & Nexo capitalize on Brave ads for ‘unmatched engagement’

According to Brave browser, businesses like eToro, BlockFi, and Nexo have achieved unprecedented results by advertising to the platform’s users. Considering the popularity of Brave within the crypto community, this does not come as a surprise. For instance, the crypto-lending platform BlockFi was able to reduce its customer acquisition costs by 75% with Brave ads. The campaign was also twice as effective as a Google campaign in terms of the percent of respondents who opened accounts. BlockFi’s marketing manager Nick Ries was quoted as saying: “Brave has proven to be one…

Algorand staking now compatible with Ledger wallet’s desktop software

Popular hardware wallet company Ledger added Algorand’s ALGO token to the list of wallet-compatible assets available on its desktop app, Ledger Live, allowing holders to store and stake the asset. “The integration with Ledger Live will provide users with additional opportunities to earn passive income, ensuring the highest level of control and flexibility,” Ledger’s CEO, Pascal Gauthier, explained Tuesday in a statement provided to Cointelegraph. The addition also means storage compatibility for tokens built on Algorand’s blockchain, known as Algorand Standard Assets. Assets built using proof-of-stake technology mean holders can earn passive income…

7.6B more ADAs were transferred to Binance with its price shedding 30%

In the last month, 7.6 billion more ADAs were transferred to Binance than withdrawn according to data from Flipside Crypto. Meanwhile, the price of ADA dropped from $0.141 on August 14 to $0.097 by September 14 — a 31% decrease. ADA price and market capitalization. Source: CoinMarketCap. Before the asset’s recent backtrace in price, Cardano’s native currency was on a bull run, culminating with a recent upgrade on July 29. During the run, ADA was able to entrench itself in the top-10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, but has dropped out…

Unikrn ICO faces further SEC action

Unikrn, an initial coin offering, or ICO, from 2017, faces action from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision, or SEC.  The SEC has accused the startup of running its ICO without going through the proper legal channels, based on a Sept. 15 statement from the regulating body. The commission claims Unikrn offered an unregistered investment opportunity.  “Unikrn agreed to settle the charges by paying a $6.1 million penalty, substantially all of the company’s assets, to be distributed to investors through a Fair Fund,” the statement said.  Unikrn made headlines back in…

Polkadot indicator? Data shows Ethereum price follows it to the DOT

Market capitalization and ‘flippenings’ happen to be important reflections of value for many crypto pundits and investors. Anyone who’s been in the game since 2017 will recall the heated discussions revolving around the Ether (ETH) to Bitcoin (BTC) flippening and the same commotion was caused by Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and EOS flipping top blockchains as they moved into the top-5. Now traders’ attention has shifted to Polkadot (DOT) as the network is currently ranked top-5 cryptocurrency by market capitalization and it seems that its ascension to the top came out…

Blockchain gaming project seeks to go mainstream with new Matic Network migration

IGGalaxy is migrating away from Tron and onto the Matic Network. They hope that this move will allow their platform to go mainstream, while simultaneously avoiding what they referred to as “performance constraints of the Ethereum mainchain.” IGGalaxy’s incentive-based economy offers tokens to players in exchange for their participation in video games, video content, and eSports. Naeem Shabir, co-founder of IGGalaxy, explained that the move to Matic’s network will hopefully provide a more “seamless” user experience, and help the company to gain greater mainstream traction: “Leveraging Matic’s high throughput and…

Did Bitcoin Just Confirm It’s Largest Reversal Pattern In History?

All eyes are on Bitcoin and more specifically if the cryptocurrency is able to hold above both the “meme” downtrend line and the critical level of $10,000. The asset thus far has held strong, confirming both former resistance levels as support. But at the same time, the leading cryptocurrency by market cap may have also confirmed the largest reversal pattern in its entire history. Has The Cryptocurrency Just Confirmed Its Largest Reversal Chart Pattern Ever? When Bitcoin slammed headfirst into $20,000 and immediately fell over $8,000 to $12,000 days later,…

MIT scholar suggests ETC counters 51% attacks

The recent 51% attacks on Ethereum Classic (ETC) have raised fresh questions about the security of proof-of-work blockchains. Not only has ETC been attacked three times within a month, but these assaults have been enabled with rented hashrate power. One of these attacks cost OKEx $5.6 million as it paid out its customers in full. The major cryptocurrency exchange then threatened to delist Ethereum Classic if it doesn’t improve its security soon.  Some questions being asked last week were: Is this problem unique to Ethereum Classic, or are all PoW…

First ICO mandating buyers to ‘use’ tokens is successful, collects $5M

A new way of conducting token sales spearheaded by ConsenSys Codefi achieved its first success, with the planned sale of Skale Network tokens collecting just over $5 million. As Cointelegraph reported in February, the Skale token sale was the first to be launched on the Activate platform developed by ConsenSys. Its purpose is to bootstrap new projects with an involved community that would perform the functions required of it, for example staking their tokens to secure the network. To do so, the platform developed the concept of Proof-of-Use. Upon delivery,…