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CME bitcoin futures cross $1 billion in open interest — a new all-time high

CME bitcoin futures cross $1 billion in open interest — a new all-time high

CME Group’s cash-settled bitcoin futures have hit an all-time high open interest of $1 billion. The milestone comes as bitcoin price continues to surge at around $18,000 levels. The spike in the open interest, or the value of outstanding derivative contracts that are yet to be settled, suggests that more money is flowing in the …

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Here's how Synthetix is tackling Ethereum's congestion, high gas costs

Here’s how Synthetix is tackling Ethereum’s congestion, high gas costs

Ethereum has been very popular this year, not usually for all the right reasons, however, since network congestion and high gas costs have often kept it in the limelight. While the reason for these issues accelerating was the boom in Decentralized Finance [DeFi] protocols on Ethereum, some projects have already started to work on a …

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The total supply of stablecoins has grown 94% since early February

Adjusted transaction volume for stablecoins hit new all-time high in June: data

The adjusted transaction volume for stablecoins hit a new all-time high in June, according to data collected by The Block. The development represents the third month in a row that the figure was above $40 billion, beating the previous high seen in April. Once again, that adjusted transaction volume was dominated by Tether. The data …

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Ethereum's high Token Age Consumed suggest temporary price point

Ethereum’s high Token Age Consumed suggest temporary price point

Ethereum witnessed a turbulent start in June 2020. Over the past 4 days, the second-largest token has reached as high as $253 in the charts but registered a massive pullback to $225 within 5 hours. On-chain metrics were reacting to such turbulence and the level of activity in terms of movement was significant. Source: Twitter …

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Market Wrap: Crypto Mining Stock Hut 8 Jumps on Unusually High Trading Volume

Market Wrap: Crypto Mining Stock Hut 8 Jumps on Unusually High Trading Volume

Shares of cryptocurrency mining firm Hut 8 Mining Corp. (TSX:HUT) surged 32 percent with unusually high trading volume on the Toronto Stock Exchange Friday.  The huge, surprising bounce for the stock arrives after the firm warned earlier in April that coronavirus-related issues might hurt its business.  Like cryptocurrencies themselves, mining company stocks are prone to …

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