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A Dune analytics platform user has found that more than $18.5 million worth of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have been marked as stolen or flagged for suspicious activity on Opensea to date. According to data from Dune, a user known as “Beetle” discovered that 130 BAYC and 268 MAYC NFTs were reported for suspicious activity, alongside 153 Azuki’s, 202 CloneX and 70 Moonbirds.The total market worth of stolen NFTs from these notable collections amounts to just over $25 million. This dashboard looks into locked PFP NFTs on OpenSea which have been…

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Decentralized finance (DeFi) giant Aave has unveiled plans to launch an overcollateralized stablecoin called GHO, subject to the community DAO’s approval. The announcement was made by Aave Companies — the centralized entity supporting the Aave protocol on its Twitter page on July 7, stating: “We have created an ARC for a new decentralized, collateral-backed stablecoin, native to the Aave ecosystem, known as GHO.”According to the governance proposal shared on Thursday, GHO would be an Ethereum-based and decentralized stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar (USD) that could be collateralized with multiple assets of the user’s choice. To obtain GHO, users would need…

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Ethereum gained pace and cleared the $1,200 zone against the US Dollar. ETH is up 8% and might continue to climb higher towards $1,300 or $1,320. Ethereum extended gains and climbed above the $1,200 resistance zone. The price is now trading above $1,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $1,210 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could continue to rise if it stays above the key $1,200 support zone. Ethereum Price Gains Momentum Ethereum remained well supported above the $1,120 level. The…

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Bitcoin surged nearly 10% and broke the $22,000 resistance zone against the US Dollar. BTC could correct lower, but the bulls might be active near $21,250. Bitcoin jumped and broke a major hurdle near the $22,000 zone. The price is now trading above the $21,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break above a key rising channel with resistance near $21,125 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could correct lower, but the bulls might be able to protect the $21,250 support. Bitcoin Price Starts Fresh Surge Bitcoin…

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This is an opinion editorial by Vishvas Garg, a Ph.D. in pharmacoeconomics, epidemiology, pharmaceutical policy and outcomes research from the University of New Mexico.Compared to the total world population of over 7.7 billion people, bitcoin is owned in less than 150 million wallets today. While this does not mean one wallet translates to one person, it is safe to assume that the vast majority of the world population still doesn’t own any bitcoin at this time.Block and Wakefield Research conducted a survey of 14 countries and reported that education is the key to bitcoin adoption. People with higher levels of…

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Bitcoin (BTC) mining company Marathon Digital Holdings experienced a steep 43.8% decline in Bitcoin production over the second quarter of 2022, with June registering as the company’s least productive month in over a year following the fall of its Montana facility. In its latest mining operation update released on July 7, Marathon reported that it produced 707.1 Bitcoin in Q2 2022, down 43.8% from 1258.6 Bitcoin mined in Q1 2022. Marathon’s Bitcoin productivity has been on the decline through Q2 2022.The company’s Bitcoin production took a particular hit in June, after Marathon’s Hardin, Montana facility was hit by a massive storm on…

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