Francisco Memoria

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Francisco is a cryptocurrency writer who's in love with technology and focuses on helping people see the value digital currencies have. His work has been published in numerous reputable industry publications. Francisco holds various cryptocurrencies

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Nasdaq-Listed Mortgage Brokerage Mogo Starts Rewarding Customers via Bitcoin Cashback Program

Mogo finance Technology, a Vancouver-based fintech firm listed on Nasdaq (NASDAQ: MOGO) and on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MOGO), has extended its bitcoin cashback program to allow customers who get a new mortgage with the firm or that refinance an existing one to receive up to CA$3,100 (US$2,460) in BTC. The firm has already […]

Institutions Betting on Bitcoin May Lead to ‘More Intense’ Bull Market, Says Kraken’s Dan Held

Dan Held, Kraken’s growth lead, has revealed in a series of tweets that institutional investors betting on bitcoin could lead to a “more intense” bull market, and milder bear markets than the ones we’ve seen before. In his tweetstorm, Held started by clarifying that “institutions” in the cryptocurrency space refers to financial institutions such as […]

Bitcoin Is Being Outperformed by an Ultra-Rare Metal Seeing Its Demand Soar

The price of bitcoin has moved from around $29,000 at the beginning of the year to a new all-time high near $62,000 before enduring a correction that saw it drop back under the $60,000 mark. Despite its performance, one ultra-rare metal has outperformed the cryptocurrency. According to Bloomberg the metal, called Iridium, has seen its […]

Duke University’s Endowment Fund Is Set to Make a Huge Profit From Its Investment in Coinbase

The endowment fund of Duke University made an early investment in popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase which has “probably increased 100x,” according to a report by CoinDesk citing two sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the $3.9 billion Duke Endowment was included in Coinbase’s early fundraising rounds because one of the firm’s co-founders, […]

Visa Starts Settling USDC Stablecoin Payments on the Ethereum Blockchain: Report

Payments giant Visa has announced it is now settling payments in the USDC stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain, becoming the first major payments network to use a stablecoin as a settlement currency. According to Business Insider, Visa piloted the USDC payment option via cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com, which will now be able to manage its crypto […]

New Zealand Retirement Fund Bets on Bitcoin With 5% Allocation

The KiwiSaver Growth Strategy, a NZ$350 million (US$245 million) retirement fund operated by New Zealand Funds Management, has according to local media allocated 5% of its assets to bitcoin, citing the cryptocurrency’s similarities to gold as one of the biggest reason behind the trade. According to local news outlet Stuff, New Zealand Funds’ chief investment […]

Is Cardano the ‘Ethereum Killer’? Popular Crypto Analyst Weighs In

Popular cryptocurrency analyst Lark Davis has weighed in on whether Cardano (ADA) is the “Ethereum killer” some in the cryptocurrency space have been anticipating, as the second-largest crypto by market capitalization’s scaling solutions haven’t yet been rolled out. In a new video, first spotted by Daily Hodl, Davis explained that the Ethereum network is currently […]

Popular Crypto Trader Reveals Heavy Investment in Little-Known Binance Smart Chain Token

A very popular cryptocurrency trader going by pseudonym “Altcoin Psycho” on social media has revealed he is heavily invested in a little-known cryptocurrency built on top of the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) he believes could do “very well.” The analyst has told his over 140,000 followers on microblogging platform Twitter that he invested heavily in […]

Bitcoin’s Price Could Keep Dropping Over Rising Interest Rates, Says Forbes Crypto Director

Steven Ehrlich, Director of Research at Forbes Crypto, has suggested that the price of bitcoin could keep on dropping over the next few weeks as rising interest rates are making safer investments more attractive, while bitcoin isn’t behaving as a safe investment itself. In an interview with Nasdaq Global Markets reporter Jill Malandrino, Ehrlich said […]

Bitcoin Cannot Replace Fiat Currency, Says Central Bank of World’s Most Cashless Country

Oystein Olsen, the governor of Norges Bank in Oslo, the central bank of Norway, recently explained why he does not believe that Bitcoin could one day replace money issued by central banks. According to a report published by Bloomberg, he said during a phone interview that Bitcoin is “far too resource-intensive, far too costly and […]

Could Bitcoin Be One Day Outlawed by U.S. Government?

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, the founder of the largest hedge fund in the world Bridgewater Associates, with $150 billion in assets under management, has said there’s a “good probability” the U.S. government could outlaw Bitcoin, the same way it outlawed gold in the 1930s. Speaking to Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer in an interview, Dalio […]

Sovereign Wealth Funds Are Reportedly Looking to Buy Bitcoin

The CEO of New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG). Robert Gutmann, has revealed that sovereign wealth funds are making inquiring about investing in the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin. According to Cointelegraph, Gutmann’s words came during a conversation with former goldman Sachs executive and Real Vision founder Raoul Pal in a podcast. Gutmann said that NYDIG has […]

Cardano (ADA) Could Soon Support NFT Marketplaces, Charles Hoskinson Suggests

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has suggested that non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces may soon be support on the Cardano blockchain and the project has approached several leading marketplaces about moving onto its network. Hoskinson’s words came through social media as he works on Cardano’s upcoming Alonzo hard fork. The founder of ADA suggested that after “getting […]

Bitcoin Flashing ‘Screaming Signal’ To Buy, Price Could Hit $5 Million: MicroStrategy CEO

The CEO of Nasdaq-listed business intelligence firm MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor, has revealed he believes the price of bitcoin could surge to $5 million per coin in the future and he sees it as a “screaming buy.” Saylor’s words came during an interview with FamilyOffice, first spotted by Daily Hodl, where Saylor said the cryptocurrency could […]

Fidelity Investments Asks U.S. SEC for Permission To Launch a Bitcoin ETF

Fidelity Investments, a financial giant with over $4.9 trillion in assets under management, has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list a new bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The ETF, according to Reuters, would be launched by Fidelity subsidiary FD Funds Management, and would be called the Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust. […]

Institutional Flows to Crypto Investment Products Slow, but Total AUM Increase

The total assets under management across cryptocurrency exchange-traded products have increased to $58.7 billion while trading volumes and institutional flows slowed significantly. According to CryptoCompare’s latest Digital Asset Management Review, since the end of February, the total assets under management of digital asset investment products rose 8.76% but average weekly asset inflows across all major […]

Kraken CEO Reaffirms $1 Million Bitcoin Price Prediction

The CEO of popular cryptocurrency trading platform Kraken has reaffirmed he believes the price of bitcoin will hit $1 million in the next few years over monetary policy that has been seeing the supply of circulating fiat currency. During an interview on the H3 podcast, Powell answered some questions about bitcoin’s environmental impact, the cryptocurrency’s […]

Crypto Influencer Takes a Closer Look at Three ‘Promising’ Polkadot Projects

The pseudonymous host of Coin Bureau, a cryptocurrency strategist simply known as Guy, shared with his over 500,000 subscribers on YouTube his top three projects built on top of the Polkadot (DOT) network with growing potential. In the video, Guy pointed out he is keeping an eye on these three projects as these could soon […]

Crypto Influencer Lark Davis Unveils His New DeFi Altcoin Bet

Popular cryptocurrency influencer and analyst Lark Davis has unveiled a new decentralized finance (DeFi) altcoin that he is betting on in a YouTube video published to his over 240,000 subscribers on the Google-owned platform. In the video, as Daily Hodl reports, Davis reveals he is betting on Tidal Finance’s TIDAL token. The project is building […]

DeFi Projects May Move to Cardano (ADA), Says Its Creator Charles Hoskinson

Cardano (ADA) creator Charles Hoskinson has revealed during a Periscope live stream he believes that decentralized finance (DeFi) applications may end up moving to the Cardano network in the future, and addressed some of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) being spread about the coin. During the stream, first reported on by Daily Hodl, Hoskinson […]

CryptoQuant CEO Explains How to Buy Bitcoin at ‘Global Bottoms’

The CEO of on-chain data firm CryptoQuant, Ki Young Ju, has explained to his over 120,000 followers on Twitter how they can buy bitcoin at ‘global bottoms’ by taking advantage of price reversals and cryptocurrency exchange indicators. According to the CEO, once the price of bitcoin experiences a significant pullback of over 30%, users should […]

Bitcoin Could Hit $200,000, Says Veteran Analyst Who Called BTC’s 84% Decline in 2018

Peter Brandt, a widely followed cryptocurrency analyst well-known for accurately calling bitcoin’s 84% decline in 2018, has predicted the price of bitcoin could hit $200,000 this bull cycle. In an interview on CoinDesk TV, Brandt, well-known for interpreting chart patterns and accurately calling movements, has explained that bitcoin’s long-term bull market remains intact, and added […]

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Jordan Belfort Turns Bullish on Bitcoin, Predicts Rally to $100,000

The author and former stockbroker known as “The Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort has changed his previous critical stance on the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin, and is now predicting its price will rally to $100,000. In an interview with Fortune in which Belfort addressed the Gamestop stock rally fueled by Reddit traders, Belfort pointed out […]

Bitcoin Whales Keep Accumulating BTC as Its Price Consolidates

Bitcoin whales have seemingly kept on accumulating BTC as the price of the flagship cryptocurrency consolidates between the $55,000 to $59,000 range. On-chain fundamentals have been improving over the last few weeks. As first reported by Cointelegraph, data from on-chain analytics firm Santiment shows that BTC whales have been mostly accumulating, as 35,000 BTC worth […]

Crypto Entrepreneur Predicts Bitcoin Price Could Hit $300,000 This Cycle

Bobby Lee, the co-founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange BTCC, has predicted the price of bitcoin could surge to $300,000 this bull cycle, but warned that if a bubble forms and bursts it could see BTC’s price decline for years. Speaking during CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Lee said that bitcoin bull cycles “come every […]

Bitcoin’s $1 Trillion Market Cap ‘Too Important to Ignore’, Says Deutsche Bank Report

Bitcoin is, according to a new report published by Deutsche Bank, now “too important to ignore” given its $1 trillion market capitalization, and its price could keep rising as long as companies and asset managers keep buying BTC. According to the report, by analyst and Harvard economist Marion Laboure, the real debate is whether bitcoin’s […]

Bitcoin Is ‘Volatile’, Not an Inflation Hedge, and Is ‘Impractical’, Says Bank of America Analyst

Bank of America analyst Francisco Blanch has slammed the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin using various criteria in a review of the bull argument for BTC. Per Blanch, bitcoin has many flaws including its volatility and practicality. Bitcoin’s supply is capped at 21 million which protects it from quantitative easing and other monetary policies that inflate money […]

Ethereum Whales Keep HODLing as Decentralized Finance and ETH Staked Grow

Ever since the price of Ethereum hit an all-time high above $2,000 last month, the number of addresses holding 10,000 or more ETH has barely changed, showing whales are holding onto their funds, despite the dip. Data from on-chain analytics firm Santiment shows that wallets with over 10,000 ETH in them, worth over $18 million […]

Cardano Futures Open Interest Surpasses $1 Billion as Daily Active ADA Addresses Surge

Cardano (ADA) has seen its price grow exponentially over the last few months, managing to break through the psychological $1 barrier to hit a new all-time high close to $1.5. Its massive 690% rally year-to-date has been partly fueled by retail investors drawn by the bull market and upgrades to the network. Cardano has become […]

If You Are a Rich Enough Client of Morgan Stanley, You Can Now Get Access to Bitcoin Funds

Morgan Stanley is set to become the first large bank in the United States to offer its wealth management clients access to bitcoin funds. The investment bank, which has over $4 trillion in client assets, has reportedly told financial advisors in an internal memo the bank is giving wealthy clients access to three funds that […]

Bitcoin Price Ahead of Pantera Capital’s Prediction to Hit $115,000 This Summer

Dan Morehead, the CEO and co-chief investment officer of blockchain-focused investment firm Pantera Capital, has revealed the firm’s bitcoin price prediction is ahead of schedule and the price of BTC could break through the $100,000 mark soon. In a letter to investors published on Medium, first spotted by Daily Hodl, the firm’s CEO wrote that […]

World’s Largest Custodian Bank Invests in Crypto Custody Startup Fireblocks

The oldest bank of the United States, Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK), has invested in crypto custody startup Fireblocks as part of a $133 million funding round that saw participation from hedge fund Coatue Management, growth equity firm Stripes, and others. According to Forbes, the completion of the rounds brings the total amount […]

Crypto Analyst Predicts Ethereum Chain Split, Loads up on ETH

Popular cryptocurrency trader and analyst Tyler Swope has revealed he is buying as much Ethereum as possible over bitcoin while expecting the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization to undergo a chain split that would airdrop tokens to holders. In a recently published video, first reported on by Daily Hodl, Swope told his subscribers on YouTube […]

It’s ‘Inevitable’ That More Investing Legends Will ‘Embrace’ Bitcoin, Michael Saylor Says

Billionaire investor Howard Marks, co-founder of $140 billion asset management firm Oaktree Capital, has revealed he changed his mind about bitcoin and even pointed out growing demand for it makes it better than an emerging-market currency. When bitcoin’s popularity surged in late 2017 it caught Marks’ attention. A few months later, Marks revealed he believed […]

Bitcoin Bull Max Keiser Maintains $220,000 Price Target for This Year

Popular cryptocurrency strategist and former Wall Street trader Max Keiser has reaffirmed he believes the price of bitcoin will hit $220,000 this year after pointing to concerns surrounding inflation. Keiser first predicted the price of bitcoin would surpass the $200,000 mark this year back in January, in an interview with Stansberry Research, in which he […]

Bitcoin Will Hit $100,000 by October as Investors Short Gold, Says Morgan Creek Digital Co-Founder

Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Jason Williams has revealed he believes investors are going to keep moving into bitcoin and away from gold, with some even shorting the precious metal as they long BTC. In an interview with Layah Heilpern, Williams noted he expects investors to drop the precious metal because of its physical limitations while […]

Bitcoin Makes Investing in Other Assets ‘Look Pointless’, Says Former Goldman Sachs Exec Raoul Pal

Macroeconomics expert and Real Vision co-founder Raoul Pal revealed he believes it’s pointless to invest in any asset class other than bitcoin and crypto as the flagship cryptocurrency has been outperforming everything. While speaking to Ash Bennington on Real Vision Finance, Pal said that bitcoin is the only asset class that has been seeing legitimate […]

Institutional Investors ‘Lined up’ to Buy Every Bitcoin Dip, Says Billionaire Investor Mike Novogratz

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has revealed he believes institutional investors have helped bitcoin’s legitimacy increase over the last few months, and now “line up” to buy every BTC price dip they see. Speaking to CNBC, Novogratz pointed out that a lot of Americans are going to receive stimulus checks worth $1,400 as part of a […]

Bitcoin Is a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Transformation, Says MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor

The CEO of Nasdaq-listed business intelligence firm MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor, has revealed he sees bitcoin as a “once in a lifetime” transformation in which fiat instruments are being “encrypted and converted into a digital instrument,” and as such thinks the best use of time and money is to invest in BTC. In a Family Office […]

Major League Baseball Team Oakland A’s Selling Suites Priced in Bitcoin

The Oakland Athletics team, the San Francisco East Bay baseball club at the heat of the movie Moneyball, has announced it’s selling suites for their fans in a bitcoin-priced offering. Fans can, until April 1, buy a full season, six-person suited for one bitcoin, which is currently trading at $56,500 according to CryptoCompare data. The […]

Confusion Over Bitcoin Whale Data Could Be Behind BTC’s Recent Sell-Off

After the price of bitcoin hit a new all-time high above $61,800, it plunged to a $53,000 low before recovering. Behind the sell-off, some believe was BTC whale data suggesting large amounts of bitcoin were being deposited and a dump was incoming. According to CryptoCompare data, Bitcoin’s new all-time high was hit on March 14, […]

Crypto Influencer Names Altcoin He Believes Is Most Undervalued in DeFi

Popular cryptocurrency influencer coin Bureau has named the alternative cryptocurrency he sees as the most undervalued one in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, pointing out it’s currently tackling a problem in the space. In a video where he spoke to his nearly 500,000 subscribers on YouTube, the pseudonymous analyst revealed he believes Ren (REN) is […]

Chainlink (LINK) Price Could Surge Over Support for Dynamic NFTs, Analyst Explains

Popular cryptocurrency analyst Tyler Swope has revealed he believes the price of Chainlink (LINK) will surge in the near future as the project enters the non-fungible token (NFT) market with the release of so-called dynamic NFTs. In a new video, Swope highlighted a Chainlink blog post from June of last year on the project’s strategies […]

Bitcoin Price Could Hit $1 Million This Cycle, Says Former Goldman Sachs Exec Raoul Pal

Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal has revealed he believes the price of bitcoin could hit $1 million this bull cycle if the cryptocurrency goes parabolic as it has in previous bull cycles, which preceded significant price drops. During an interview with Peter McCormack on the What Bitcoin Did podcast, the former Goldman Sachs executive […]

Over $34 Million Worth of Bitcoin Soon Be up for Auction

Over $34 million worth of bitcoin will soon be up for auction, as both the U.S. and the French governments are going to be auctioning off BTC from March 15 to March 17. The U.S. government did not reveal where the BTC came from, while the French government will auction funds seized from hackers. According […]

Bitcoin Whale Empties $500 Million Wallet As BTC Nears All-Time High

A Bitcoin whale has abruptly emptied its BTC wallet with nearly $500 million worth of the cryptocurrency in it, as its price moves closer to a new all-time high. As first reported by Daily Hodl, a large 8,648 BTC transaction, worth nearly $500 million, was first detected by large transaction monitoring service BTC Block Bot […]

Retail Investors Are More Bullish on Cardano’s ADA Than BTC, Survey Shows

Retail investors in the United States are now more bullish on Cardano’s ADA than they are on the flagship cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC), according to a recent survey by crypto broker Voyager Digital. The firm’s Digital Asset Investor Sentiment Survey, first reported on by Decrypt, reveals that 31.9% of polled investors are the “most bullish” on […]

Bitcoin Near All-Time High, but This On-Chain Metric Suggests the Party Might Soon Be Over

Bitcoin miners have been selling smaller amounts of BTC as the price of the flagship cryptocurrency moved up from $11,000 late last year to a $58,000 all-time high last month. Once they start taking profits, BTC could endure another correction. According to the creator of on-chain data resource LookIntoBitcoin, Philip Swift, data shows that miners […]

Bitcoin Price Is ‘About to Breakout’ to a New High, Says Analyst Who Called Bear Market Bottom

As the price of bitcoin moves up to retest its all-time high above $58,000, a popular pseudonymous analyst known on Twitter as Smart Contracter has predicted that the cryptocurrency will soon move past its previous high. Smart Contracter’s Bitcoin price prediction is based on the cryptocurrency’s dominance chart, which has recently shown a technical pattern […]

Long-Term Bitcoin HODLers Keep Accumulating as Newcomers Take Profits, Data Shows

Data shows that long-term bitcoin HODLers do not appear to be selling their holdings, even as the price of bitcoin tops $55,000 – more than double its previous all-time high near $19,000. Newcomers, on the other hand, have been taking profits. As reported by Cointelegraph, Unchained Capital’s “Hodlwaves” chart – which visually illustrates BTC wallets […]

Bitcoin Demand From Goldman Sachs’ Customers Is Rising, COO Says

Goldman Sachs’ Chief Operating Officer John Waldron has revealed the bank is exploring how it can meet rising customer demand to own and invest in bitcoin while complying with current regulations. According to Reuters, Waldron pointed out that client demand for the flagship cryptocurrency is rising. He was quoted saying: Client demand is rising. We […]

Israeli Asset Manager Doubles $100 Million Bitcoin Investment in Two Months

Israeli asset manager Altshuler Shaham has invested $100 million into the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) late last year, when the price of bitcoin was at around $21,000. The fund’s investment more than doubled since then, Israel’s Globes publication quoted the firm’s co-CEO and co-owner, Gilad Altshuler, as saying: The $100 million investment has become $200 […]

Crypto Market Regains $1.7 Trillion Market Cap as BTC, ETH, DOT, PROB Stand Out

The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies has once again surpassed the $1.7 trillion mark amid price recoveries from the top cryptoassets by market capitalization, and as specific tokens regain lost territory. TradingView data shows that the cryptocurrency space’s market capitalization is again close to an all-time high near $1.8 trillion, partly thanks to bitcoin’s […]

Ripple and YouTube Settle Lawsuit Filed Over XRP Giveaway Scams

Ripple and its CEO Brad Garlinghouse have settled a lawsuit filed against the Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube over videos on the platform that allowed scammers to impersonate Garlinghouse to promote XRP giveaway scams. The giveaway scams managed to trick various XRP investors, with the founder of community-driven XRP data aggregator XRPlorer revealing on social media […]

Those Who Put Their $1200 Stimulus Checks Into Cardano (ADA) Are Sitting on $42,000 Now

The COVID-19 pandemic had a severe impact in the economies of most countries throughout the world. The U.S. federal government responded to unprecedented unemployment levels and the financial strain the pandemic caused by issuing $1,200 stimulus checks to individuals with adjusted gross income below $75,000. The first stimulus checks were deposited in mid-April 2020, when […]

JPMorgan to Launch ‘Cryptocurrency Exposure Basket’ Debt Instrument

After JPMorgan Chase published a report warning financial companies they risk falling behind in digital finance, the bank is looking to issue debt linked to cryptocurrency-focused companies. The debt instrument, called the J.P. Morgan Cryptocurrency Exposure Basket, is long on several companies with exposure to cryptoassets or associated with the industry. These include MicroStrategy, Square, Riot […]

Billionaire Mike Novogratz Takes Interest in Cardano (ADA) Amid Price Rally

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has shown interest in the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Cardano (ADA), amid its ongoing price rally that saw it surpass the $1 mark after growing over 500% this year. On Twitter, Novogratz asked his over 200,000 followers if any of them could make a “rel bull case for ADA,” following […]

Crypto Trader Lark Davis Shares Tips to Find Altcoins With 100x Potential

Popular cryptocurrency trader and influencer Lark Davis has shared with his audience tips to find altcoins with the potential to give investors 100x gains, turning every dollar invested into $100 over a period of time. In a new video, first spotted by Daily Hodl, Davis told his over 230,000 YouTube subscribers that one of the […]

Crypto Whales Accumulate Ether as ETH Price Moves to New Highs

Data shows that cryptocurrency whales are rapidly accumulating Ethereum’s ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, as the price of the cryptocurrency steadily moves up to new highs. According to crypto analytics firm Santiment, the percentage of Ethereum’s supply owned by crypto whales that have over 10,000 ETH  ($18.2 million) in their addresses has been […]

Total Crypto Market Cap Will Surpass $100 Trillion, Says Former Goldman Sachs Exec Raoul Pal

Former Goldman Sachs executive and Real Vision co-founder Raoul Pal has revealed he believes the total market capitalization of bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies will grow to surpass $100 trillion, up from its current $1.7 trillion. In a tweetstorm, Pal told his over 400,000 followers that most traditional investors fail to see the potential in […]

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