📅 Akash, ETH 2.0 and Bitcoin18 December, 2020 | by
BTCBitcoin $ 22 937 0.96% $ 217.13
ETHEthereum $ 651 12% $ 1.96
Market Cap-0.2% $ 657 892 791 452
DeFi Market Cap0.2% $ 19 925 481 021
Hey #Moni Maker 🙃
Today, in 2013, “HODL” - arguably the most popular Bitcoin meme was born. And despite the fact that it appeared by accident, HODL instantly gained a foothold in the hearts of bitcoiners and crypto-enthusiasts. Personally, we believe in “whatever floats your boat” approach, and increasing your crypto position is always a good thing, so let's go check out the latest news and ...
To start with, we would like to apologize for yesterday: the MoniTalks editorial office's lights blacked out (apparently by Peter Schiff's gang), so the Digest did not see the light, pardon the pun.
Bitcoin never blacks out!
The battle has begun!
More than $1 billion was liquidated in 24 hours
After bitcoin surged above $20k yesterday and then above $23k, a total of $1.26 billion in futures positions were liquidated, most of which were short.
Binance — $481 million
Huobi — $282 million
Bitmex — $174 million
Okex — $159 million
Bybit — $94 million
FTX — $51 million
December 17, 2017 VS December 17, 2020
On December 17, 2017, the price of bitcoin surpassed $20,000, which was followed by a collapse that was later dubbed the "crypto winter."
Today, the first cryptocurrency reached $23,000. Conspiracy or coincidence?
December 17, 2017 - the previous high in the area of $20,000 (fall, starting from that day).
December 17, 2020 - an all-time high in the $23,800 area..
Winter is always followed by spring, my friend, crypto has its time.
Over $1 billion has already been locked in Ethereum 2.0!
As of today, there is 1.5 million ETH has already locked in Ethereum 2.0. At current exchange rates, that's just over $1 billion.
Kraken Exchange Announces Lightning Network Support
Kraken, one of the oldest crypto exchanges, announced the creation of a dedicated team to integrate the Lightning Network solution into Kraken's infrastructure for bitcoin transfers.
Kraken strategist Pierre Rochard, believes that Lightning Network solves Bitcoin's scalability issues, improving the overall efficiency of the first cryptocurrency.
Lightning Network is a so-called second-layer network that allows users to transfer cryptocurrency outside of the main blockchain (first-layer network) using specialized payment channels, thereby avoiding the high fees and long waiting times for confirmations that can occur during periods of high load.
Meme of the day 😄
And one more thing...Buy Bitcoin! 😉