CRYPTO NEWS: Latest BITCOIN News, WAVES News, DEFI News

CRYPTO NEWS: Latest BITCOIN News, WAVES News, DEFI News
Bitcoin Market Rise Pushes Options At All-Time High Open Interest
The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed – and this has helped take the digital asset options market to new heights.

Bitcoin’s price has surged by about 15% over the past five days, bringing the cryptocurrency price to over $ 13,000 for the first time since 2019.

Binance Announces Launch of 4 High-Yield Polkadot Products And Another Event
Binance announced the launch of four high-yield DOT products and a “Deposit 50,000 DOT” activity on October 21st.

Binance announced the launch of four high-yielding DOT products and the “Deposit 50,000 DOT” activity on October 21st. The period of the aforementioned activity is from the date of deployment until 24 October. During this time, users who have a total deposit of at least 100 DOT tokens from external platforms can receive 1% of their net DOT deposit as a reward.

Bitstamp Appoints Former Gemini Managing Director As New CEO
Bitstamp announced the appointment of Julian Sawyer as the new CEO of the firm, who was the Managing Director of the Gemini crypto exchange in Europe.

Sawyer, the new CEO of Bitstamp, is also an advisor to the board of directors of Australia’s leading bidding bank. His previous positions began in traditional finance as a co-founder of Starling Bank, where he served as Chief Operating Officer until 2019.

Waves Announces ERC20 Compatibility with Ethereum Network
Waves.tech Ports Its Own WAVES Token to Ethereum

Waves.tech, a next-generation technology ecosystem based on the Waves protocol, has ported its own WAVES token to Ethereum to improve communication between the two networks and bring Waves functionality to Ethereum users, the company said.

DeFi Locked Funds Rise $ 1bn As Analysts Advise Post-Election Rate Hike
Cryptocurrency collateral locked in DeFi protocols has risen to an all-time high of over $ 12 billion.

According to DeFi Pulse, the volume of cryptocurrency security locked by various DeFi protocols has reached a new all-time high of $ 12.3 billion.
In just 48 hours, more than $ 1 billion was added to the total dollar value, although exact numbers vary on other analytics platforms such as Coingecko and Coinmarketcap.

Crypto and Blockchain Venture Builder Collider Labs Closes $ 1 Million Investment Round
Collider Labs has announced a $ 1 million round to create new cryptocurrency and blockchain venture capital firms.

Collider Labs, a venture capital fund creator for companies just starting to develop cryptocurrency and blockchain, has successfully closed a $ 1 million investment vehicle.

BitMEX Adds Yearn.Finance, Polkadot And Binance Coin
BitMEX recently announced the addition of three new futures contracts for its users.

Announced on October 22nd, BitMEX plans to add quantum futures contracts for three cryptoassets: Binance Coin, Polkadot, and Yearn.finance. These are the three most popular cryptocurrencies in the industry.
The exchange intends to complete this addition by October 30 when trading starts.

Grayscale Added $ 300 Million To Its Digital Asset Portfolio In The Last Day
Digital asset manager Grayscale Investments has acquired an additional $ 300 million in crypto in the last 24 hours.

Grayscale CEO Barry Silbert announced this on Twitter shortly after his company posted an update to its digital asset portfolio.
“In one day, we added $ 300 million in assets under management,” Silbert said. The additional amount brings the total under management to $ 7.3 billion.

P2P Cryptocurrency Adoption In The Middle East Is Slowed By Politics And Technology
The data shows that major P2P crypto platforms have struggled to take off in Iran and Lebanon.

Data published by Arcane Research shows that despite the demand for peer-to-peer crypto trading platforms in the Middle East, regulations and lack of infrastructure are slowing adoption.
Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading, or P2P, in the Middle East and North Africa is roughly 15% of what it was at the end of 2017 on the major platforms LocalBitcoins and Paxful, or roughly $ 682,000 per week, according to the firm’s October report. …

BitTorrent Launches BitTorrent X Ecosystem After Acquiring DLive
BitTorrent Inc. announced the acquisition of DLive’s blockchain-based streaming platform.

DLive will now be part of the newly created BitTorrent X ecosystem, which also includes the BitTorrent file system, a service used for distributed file storage and retrieval, and a BitTorrent client that will be used to provide these and other services.
With the acquisition of DLive, BitTorrent is now ready to move on to the next phase of its expansion: the launch of BitTorrent X – an ecosystem made up of BTFS, BitTorrent apps, BitTorrent token, and now DLive.