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9M raised by Solana-based protocol to decentralize ridesharing According to the Decentralized Engineering Corporation, (DEC), the company behind TRIP, a Solana-based protocol that allows mobility-based applications, the ride-sharing industry is set for a paradigm shift. Web3 protocols will allow new companies and drivers to compete for rides using a matching algorithm. DEC states that riders and companies can join forces on the TRIP platform to compete in a common marketplace. It also gives customers and drivers a stake in the governance of the protocol, which rewards active participants. Teleport is the first service to go live on TRIP. It’s a decentralized ride-sharing app that will be launched by parent company DEC in December. Paul Bohm, CEO of DEC and Teleport cofounder, said that Web3 technology will compete with “closed platforms run corporate monopolies” to be replaced by decentralized protocols that can be open source, competitive and fair for all. Bohm said that additional funding would be used to “launch TRIP permanent in certain cities.” It will also assist the company with its decentralization milestone. TRIP riders can use a blockchain-based payment system to pay USD Coin ( USDC). Solana, fiat currencies, and USD Coin on Solana. Drivers will be able accept the stablecoin directly to their bank accounts, or have it deposited into a wallet. “By making ride-sharing a protocol, Teleport builds what Uber couldn’t build in 2010 and what Uber should be building now,” Ryan McKillen, an ex-Uber employee who was one of the investors that joined the seed round, said. Thursday Ventures was joined by 6th Man Ventures (6th Man Ventures), 305 Ventures, and Common Metal as additional investors. Similar: HTML3 is the solution for Uber’s problem regarding hackers According to Precedence Research, the market for ride-sharing will grow to $344.4 million by 2030. Statista data shows Uber is the most used ride-sharing app worldwide, with 93,000,000 people using it on a monthly basis.
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Official data confirms US recession with Bitcoin price falling to $19K
Bitcoin ( BitcoinTC), wobbled in its narrow trading range on Sept. 29, Wall Street Open, as official data placed the United States economy into recession.
BTC/USD 1-hour candle charts (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView
The U.S. meets the technical definition of recession
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, and tradingView show that BTC/USD hovered just above $19,000 as of the writing.
The pair survived the gloomy statistics for the United States with the second quarter gross national product (GDP), growth of -0.6%. Despite protestations from the White House, this meant that the U.S. had met the standard criteria of recession, with two consecutive quarters without growth.
“Everyone talks as though recessions should never happen,” financial commentary resource The Kobeissi Letter responded.
“A healthy economy will experience many recessions over the long-term. A bubble is one that does not experience a recession. This is a case of a bubble and recession. Fake markets are not real.
Analyzing the European situation, Robin Brooks (chief economist at IIF), warned about a “deep” economic recession. This was based on consumer confidence data.
“With the second quarter GDP revision negative the White House stated that this isn’t the definition of recession,” popular Twitter account Unusual whales continued on the confusion about what constitutes a slump which started earlier in the year.
They advocate for NBER’s which is “a significant decline of economic activity spread across all sectors of the economy lasting longer than a few weeks.”
This event occurs after the Bank of England intervenes abruptly in the United Kingdom’s bond market. They then return to quantitative easing (QE), in a move that is reminiscent of the atmosphere during Bitcoin’s birth.
$19,000 seems unstable
However, the Bitcoin price action managed to avoid significant volatility even though the monthly close was just one day away.
Similar: Bitcoin’s ‘great detox’ could cause a drop in the price to $12K.
BTC/USD was trying to break $19,000 support at the time of writing.
Although the -0.6% GDP result was better that the forecasted -0.9%, Material Indicators, an on-chain analytics resource, had little to celebrate.
Material Indicators shared a screenshot from the Binance BTC/USD order books and warned that the market bottom was not in.
Strong economic report indicates that FED tightening is not having much, if any, impact. Translation: More aggressive rate increases through Q4 and into 2023,” it predicted as part of the accompanying comments.
BTC/USD order book data (Binance) chart. Source: Material Indicators/ Twitter
These views and opinions are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Cointelegraph.com. You should do your research before making any investment or trading decision.
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Block wallet addresses that are deemed at-risk using the DeFi platform Oasis
A new Discord post from Thursday’s community states that decentralized financing (DeFi) platform Oasis.app has announced that only sanctioned addresses can access the application. Due to the new terms of service, wallets that have been flagged as high-risk are no longer allowed to use Oasis.app for managing positions or withdrawing funds. These users will need to interact with Oasis.app directly or use another service.
Gabriel, a member of Oasis.app, explained the decision:
“We recently had to revise the Terms of Service of the Oasis.app front end to ensure compliance with the applicable laws and regulations. Oasis.app now has updated Terms of Service in accordance with the most recent regulations. Oasis.app functionality will not be accessible to any sanctioned addresses.
Oasis raised a $6 million Series B in 2020 and has since grown to be a well-known platform for DeFi borrowing and lending. In the last 30 days, $4.6 billion worth transactions were processed by Oasis and $3.42 billion has been managed in deposits.
It is unclear at the time of publication which tools Oasis uses to identify wallets that are high-risk. Similar to Oasis’s decentralized exchange (DEX), Uniswap has recently begun to block wallets allegedly linked to illicit activities using TRM Labs data. TRM Labs assists entities in investigating and detecting crypto-related financial crimes through on-chain analysis. Oasis has received mostly negative feedback about their new measure. One Discord user, Eagles#2541, claims:
“I am actually just interfacing with Oasis using an account that has been exposed to Tornado Cash. I cannot reproduce the problem that others are experiencing, so it is likely that the team is incompetent or has used a wide net with arbitrary holes.
It appears https://t.co/S7tb5tREIC, following Uniswap, has started sending all your data to TRM Labs. This is what happens when you are connected to an address that they don’t like. There is no way to close positions in the UI. pic.twitter.com/n2ocN8jQTq
August 11, 2022
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The Musk-Saylor Inflation Debate: Crypto vs. Physical
Rising inflation is threatening to further eat up the purchasing power the global fiat ecosystem. This makes it imperative that we find the right hedge against a declining economy, especially for the general population around the globe.
Elon Musk , Tesla CEO, asked about the likely inflation rate in the next few years to gauge global investors’ perceptions. American billionaire and MicroStrategy CEO Michael J. Saylor shared his views on the subject. He stated that with rising inflation, the capital cash flow would shift away from traditional fiat to more scarce assets like Bitcoin ( TTC).
The rate of asset inflation and USD consumer inflation will be double that of the previous year. Weaker currencies are likely to collapse and capital will flow from cash, debt, and value stocks to rare property like #bitcoin.
Michael Saylor (@saylor).
March 14, 2022
The last six months have seen unprecedented inflationary pressure in major economies, including the United Kingdom and Turkey, Russia, and the United States. This is due to global uncertainties and disruptions caused by cross-border conflicts as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Musk responded to Saylor’s suggestion for investing in rare assets to combat rising inflation of the United States dollar.
The discussion was open to the public, who dismissed Saylor’s suggestion that BTC be used as an inflation hedge due to personal investments. Musk however acknowledged that investors can maintain their purchasing power by investing in physical property and company stock, which are both scarce assets.
For those seeking advice, this thread will generally advise that it is better to have physical items such as a home or stocks in companies that make quality products than to invest your dollars when inflation is high.
I don’t intend to sell my Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Doge fwiw.
Elon Musk (@elonmusk).
March 14, 2022
Musk also shared his intention to keep hodling Ether ( EETH) and BTC ( DOGE), amid rising inflation, “for what it’s value.”
Tesla will sell some merchandise with Doge. We’ll see how it goes.
Elon Musk (@elonmusk).
December 14, 2021
Musk announced in December 2021 that Tesla would accept DOGE as merchandise. This sparked the price of the meme token by 25%.
Doge/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bittrex), December 2021. Source: TradingView
Musk’s recent tweet supporting cryptocurrencies has not had any positive effect on the declining prices.
Related: Dogecoin Foundation trademarks logos and name within the EU
Dogecoin Foundation registered the trademarks “Doge,” Dogecoin, and the associated logos in order to increase the legitimacy of the ecosystem.
We were forced to register the logos created by Christine Ricks for Dogecoin because of the increasing number of attempts made in bad faith to register trademarks for “Doge”, Dogecoin, and other names. This was to ensure that all good shibs are protected within the @Dogecoin community. 2/2
Dogecoin Foundation (@DogecoinFdn).
March 2, 2022
Cointelegraph reported that Jens Wiechers, a member of the Dogecoin executive committee, stated that the move was to stop unaffiliated individuals attempting to register the names and to use trademarks to commit extortion.
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