In the past few weeks, there have been many reports of top U.S. officials calling for regulation and the classification of cryptocurrencies as securities. Though all of this news may appear to be completely negative, it is unlikely that the United States will completely ban crypto, and only the most blatant offenders will have action taken against them.

The United States is known for having strict laws and regulations in place to protect investors. For the past 13 years, cryptocurrencies have operated outside of these guidelines, and have been available for anyone to buy, sell, or exchange without any regulatory…


Cosmos and Polkadot are the two leaders in the blockchain interoperability sector. Even though they appear to be competitors at first, they both serve a unique purpose in the cryptocurrency space, and may be able to coexist, similar to Visa and Mastercard in the credit card industry.

Interoperability, the capability for blockchains to interact with one another, is one of the most exciting and promising developments in the cryptocurrency space. Right now, there is no way for Bitcoin, for example, to interact with any other blockchain, like Ethereum. …


Previously, we analyzed some of the high market capitalization smart contract blockchains that could overtake Ethereum as the king of the smart contract platforms. Today, we are going to continue this discussion and analysis by looking at some smart contract platforms in the 40–100 range in terms of market capitalization.

There is an important reason to discuss the different smart contract platforms in terms of both technology and market capitalization. No matter how good a smart contract blockchain’s technology is, if it has no users then it is completely worthless. By looking at the market capitalization of each project, it…


Even though Ethereum is the current king of smart contracts, anything can happen in the future. If an exploit is found or Ethereum 2.0 gets continuously delayed, there may be another smart contract platform that overtakes Ethereum.

Ever since its release in 2015, Ethereum has been the dominant blockchain-based smart contract platform. For those who are unaware, smart contracts are contracts where the terms of agreement are written in code and executed automatically, compared to traditional contracts which are written and enforced by law. They are responsible for a massive share of the cryptocurrency market, and many of the largest…


Cryptocurrency bear markets are some of the worst times for investors, as they are filled with uncertainty and declining profits. In order to reduce losses during these periods, which can last upwards of two years, dollar cost averaging over the long term, investing without emotion, and creating a sell plan are some of the steps that investors can take.

In both traditional stocks and cryptocurrencies, bear markets are the enemy of investors. They signal a time when the prices of assets continually decrease with no end in sight. …


Polkadot, the interoperability-focused protocol that is hoping to create the next generation of the internet, is having their parachain slot auctions in a few months. When this happens, many top projects will be competing for one of one hundred lucrative slots that give the holder the opportunity to connect to the Polkadot blockchain and have interoperability with 99 other chains.

During the ICO craze of 2017, there were many legitimate projects using the fundraising model in order to bootstrap their development of revolutionary technologies. However, there were even more projects who were taking advantage of the hype in order to…


Ever since Coinbase’s listing on the NASDAQ exchange in April 2021, there has been lots of speculation about which cryptocurrency-related companies will follow their lead. Right now, the most likely candidates are Circle, BlockFi, and Bakkt, however it is likely that there will be a massive increase in the number of public crypto companies in the near future.

Almost every startup company has one goal: go public on the stock exchange and become a household name. Unfortunately, most startups never achieve this dream, however those that do are cemented as one of the strongest companies in their industry, as they…


Polkadot’s upcoming parachain slot auctions, in which projects will bid for one of one hundred parachains, have the potential to revitalize the massive fundraising movement that was seen with ICOs in 2017. It will also bring lots of capital and interest to the Polkadot ecosystem, which will help it to become the main interoperability project.

In 2017, right around the time that cryptocurrencies were first becoming mainstream and Bitcoin was beginning its ascent to $20,000, a new fundraising model was born: the initial coin offering, or ICO. This funding option, which is similar to the traditional initial public offering, or…


The past couple weeks have been uneventful for most cryptocurrencies due to sideways price action, but one coin has managed to rise over 600% in that timeframe: AXS, the native token of Axie Infinity, which is a Ethereum-based NFT game similar to CryptoKitties. It has risen due to a number of reasons, but mainly due to growing interest in the game and its ecosystem.

Axie Infinity was created in 2018 by the startup company Sky Mavis. It is like a combination of CryptoKitties and Pokemon, which immediately makes it an enticing game for millions of collectors around the world. Users…


Don’t know what an NFT is? Watch this 5-minute video for a quick rundown: https://youtu.be/UldiCsS6a1U

The surge in popularity of NFTs and cryptocurrencies this year has made everyone want to get involved, including celebrities, who are minting their own NFTs and taking sponsorships from cryptocurrency tokens. While the NFTs may remain prevalent, the token endorsements will end quickly as the market becomes more regulated.

In late 2020 and early 2021, a massive wave of interest coming from the general public hit the cryptocurrency space. The majority of this mania was directed at NFTs, which saw a huge surge in popularity…

Bitpush News

New York-based blockchain media company covering everything crypto. Check us out at https://en.bitpush.news

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store