Author: Ujunwa Juliet Ihiasota

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Ujunwa Juliet Ihiasota

I am a dedicated crypto and blockchain content writer who is vision-oriented, diligent, smart, and self-motivated. I have over a decade of self-writing experience and five years of experience as a professional writer. I hope to inspire other women into this ever-evolving field.

Articles by Ujunwa Juliet Ihiasota

Over $21M in Solana locked on Lido’s DeFi, affecting thousands

2 weeks ago 0 mins read

Lido, a large DeFi platform, has shut down its Solana services owing to a technical issue, rendering over $21 million in Solana inaccessible to users. This issue has raised concerns and complaints among the DeFi community, as the platform’s Solana services have been disabled for over 31,585 users. Despite the platform’s entire ecosystem worth more than $31 billion, its Solana services have fallen behind rivals, resulting in the closure. The closure of Solana operations locked up 112,923.29 SOL, worth around $21 million. Lido acknowledged the decision as tough but important for the development of its larger ecology.

Bitcoin volatility hits 60%, outpacing Ether as the halving event draws near

2 weeks ago 1 min read

Bitcoin’s volatility has exceeded that of Ether, hitting over 60% in the 30-day annualized historical volatility. This is a result of the influx of investments into Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and the expectation around Bitcoin’s upcoming halving event. Bitcoin, often seen as a reliable digital money, has encountered unforeseen volatility, which has posed a challenge to its function as a stabilizing force in the market. The approval of several Bitcoin ETFs by the SEC has led to heightened volatility, in contrast to the Ether market’s lack of excitement about the approval of an ETH ETF. The volatility of Bitcoin is

Solana (SOL) Surpasses Binance Coin (BNB) in market cap to become the 4th largest crypto

4 weeks ago 1 min read

Solana (SOL) has surpassed Binance coin (BNB) in market capitalization, becoming the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency. This follows a remarkable streak of growth, with Solana surpassing Ethereum’s performance in the previous 24 hours and achieving a record DEX daily volume number. Despite the downturn in the digital asset market, Solana has managed to surpass BNB in market capitalization, making it the fourth-largest crypto globally. The price and market cap of Solana have both increased by over 12% and over 9.58% in the last 24 hours. Currently trading at $204.2. This SOL has not been seen since 2021. Recent gains have given

MicroStrategy secures $800M from notes sale to fund its growing Bitcoin portfolio

1 month ago 1 min read

Virginia-based MicroStrategy Incorporated, well-known for embracing Bitcoin early on, has concluded a $800 million convertible note issuance. Finalized on March 8, 2024, the sale is aimed to institutional purchasers that meet certain regulatory requirements. Furthermore, an extra $100 million is included in the $800 million from an option that purchasers fully exercised on March 6, 2024. Plus, investors may choose between debt and equity via convertible notes, which have a semi-annual interest rate of 0.625% and mature on March 15, 2030. Additionally, with a conversion rate of 0.6677 shares for every $1,000, an initial conversion price of around $1,497.68 per

Shiba Inu community burns over 634 million SHIB tokens in February, SHIB price surges by over 80%

1 month ago 1 min read

The burn rate of Shiba Inu has surged by over 880%, resulting in the destruction of over 630 million SHIB tokens in February. Shibburn, a SHIB transaction tracker, has reported that in the past 24 hours, the SHIB community burned over 37,104,438 SHIB meme coins. This increased the burn rate to over 880%. Thus, over 21,540,898 SHIB was sent to inactive Bitcoin wallets in the biggest burn transaction hours ago. On top of that, there were three significant transfers that involved 2,154,873 SHIB, 1,000,000 SHIB, and 1,802,613 SHIB, with the second-largest holder disposing of 9,740,615 SHIB tokens 16 hours ago.

Bitcoin ETFs see over $570M boost, marking a surge in crypto investment confidence

2 months ago 1 min read

The crypto market is experiencing a significant surge in investment, particularly in Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). BitMEX exchange data shows that these ETFs secured over $570 million in new investments, marking the third-highest day for investments. Moreover, this influx amounts to around 10,168 BTC, indicating the growing trust and interest in crypto among investors. Furthermore, the trend continues to gain momentum, with investments rising by about $55 million from one day to the next. Note that BlackRock’s IBIT ETF saw an influx of $520 million in just one day, boosting its total investments to $6.5 billion. On the other hand,

Bitcoin (BTC) surges past $53k for first time since 2021 as trading volume soars by 30%

2 months ago 1 min read

As of this writing, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is hovering around $53,446. This is the first time it has broken the $53,000 mark since 2021. The largest crypto by market cap reached over $53,600, according to CoinMarketCap. With over a 3.8% increase over the previous 24 hours, Bitcoin was trading at $53,455 as of press time. Aside from Bitcoin, Ethereum, the second-largest crypto, has risen by over 4% from its intraday low and is now trading above $3,155. However, the ETH-BTC ratio is down 2.10%. This indicates the strength of the Bitcoin-led rise. Trading volume across the board went

BlackRock, Bitwise, Fidelity, Grayscale, ProShares, and 21Shares had record inflows of $2.45 billion last week

2 months ago 1 min read

The most current data from CoinShares indicates that last week saw record inflows of $2.45 billion globally into crypto funds managed by asset managers. This includes BlackRock, Bitwise, Fidelity, Grayscale, ProShares, and 21Shares. With $5.2 billion raised for digital asset investment products so far this year, the new US-listed Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have proven to be the most successful thus far. According to CoinShares Head of Research James Butterfill, assets under management (AUM) at crypto investment firms have surpassed $67 billion, the highest amount since December 2021, the height of the previous bull market. Not to mention the recent

Bitcoin to $150,000 Soon, Predicts This Hedge Fund Veteran

2 months ago 1 min read

Mark Yusko, the founder and CEO of Morgan Creek Capital, thinks that the Bitcoin (BTC) bull market just started. Yusko claims that BTC may reach $150,000 by the middle of next year in an interview on The Wolf of All Streets YouTube channel. He notes that this price will double the fair value of BTC. Yusko claims that the number of Bitcoin miners and users and the network effects of the crypto are used to estimate the fair value of Bitcoin. Mark Yusko says, “It’s possible that [Bitcoin’s] fair value only goes to $75,000 or $80,000 [this bull cycle]. Let’s

Bitcoin (BTC) surges for the 7th consecutive day, currently trading above the $48K mark

2 months ago 1 min read

Bitcoin is getting close to reaching the much-awaited $50K milestone as investor interest in the recently introduced Bitcoin ETFs rises. A recent report from a senior Bloomberg analyst claims that Bitcoin is rising steadily and has been increasing every day for the past seven days. In recent days, inflows into Bitcoin ETFs have increased sharply, emulating the initial days of the ETF’s introduction. ETF inflows hit over $400 million in a single day, surpassing $9 billion after a month of the launch. Despite the sharp decline in Grayscale’s GBTC ETF, Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst, James Seyffart, provided updates on the

Standard Chartered predicts SEC’s approval of Ethereum ETFs by May 23

2 months ago 1 min read

Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Forex and Digital Assets Research predicts that the US SEC will approve Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by May 23. Drawing parallels with the SEC’s approach to Bitcoin ETFs, where initial rejections were followed, Geoffrey Kendrick, the expert behind the forecast, believes Ethereum’s price will rise to $4,000 following the ETF approval. This optimism comes from Ethereum’s unique classification by the SEC, which avoids the security label, and its listing on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Kendrick’s optimistic outlook extends beyond ETH, as he sees BTC reaching $100,000 by the end of the year and $200,000 by

Justin Sun’s HTX (formerly Huobi) turns off proof-of-reserves as TUSD struggles

3 months ago 1 min read

Crypto exchange HTX, formerly Huobi, has raised concerns after abruptly disabling its proof-of-reserves system, according to Adam Cochran, managing partner at Cinneamhain Ventures. This unexpected move coincides with TrueUSD (TUSD), which is alleged to be owned by HTX stakeholder Justin Sun, struggling to maintain its $1 peg for more than two weeks. Earlier today, attempts to access HTX’s proof-of-reserves page revealed a complete lack of information about the exchange’s cryptocurrency reserves. This included missing data on reserve rates, wallet balances, and user asset totals. Although the page is now back online, the timing of this temporary outage raises concerns, especially