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OKEx Officially Ranked the World’s Largest Crypto Derivatives Exchange

The global crypto spot and derivatives exchange platform OKEx has a reason to rejoice as it is officially declared the world’s largest crypto derivatives exchange. The new milestone is an outcome of the analysis conducted by CoinDesk Research, which evaluated data from CoinGecko that puts the value of outstanding contracts on OKEx at $1.6 billion […]

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The global crypto spot and derivatives exchange platform OKEx has a reason to rejoice as it is officially declared the world’s largest crypto derivatives exchange. The new milestone is an outcome of the analysis conducted by CoinDesk Research, which evaluated data from CoinGecko that puts the value of outstanding contracts on OKEx at $1.6 billion at the end of last month.

Following the announcement, OKEx CEO Jay Hao said, “We are delighted that our efforts in continuously improving the trading experience and flexibility of products we offer are paying off. It is extremely gratifying to see OKEx taking the top place among all crypto derivatives exchanges, and we will do our best to ensure that we retain that title.”

According to skew data, the aggregated daily volumes of BTC futures on OKEx during the month of August reached all the way till $5.5 billion (on Aug 27), way higher than the rest of the platforms. Apart from BTC futures, the platform also offers a range of derivatives products at the most competitive rates which makes OKEx the platform of choice among traders. The average BTC perpetual swap funding rates on OKEx has been around 0.0052%, making it the second-lowest among all major exchanges.

In addition to BTC futures, OKEx also enables users to indulge in futures trading on a variety of cryptocurrencies through its perpetual swap product. Along with popular cryptos, the list of supported assets includes some of the high-growth as well as promising DeFi tokens like Chainlink (LINK), yearn.finance (YFI), Polkadot (DOT) and Algorand (ALGO). It also offers crypto options trading for BTC, ETH and EOS where traders can buy and sell call and put options on very flexible terms with daily, two-day, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and biquarterly contract expirations.

OKEx has been very receptive to the feedback received from the trading community, which has resulted in it emerging as one of the diverse crypto trading platforms in the industry. It constantly adds new features and support for some of the promising projects in the blockchain and DeFi sector which makes OKEx users a privileged group who can trade these assets on a top-tier exchange before others.

“Unlike some of our competitors, OKEx’s main focus is on providing the most diverse suite of products for our global user base. Cryptocurrency trading is still very fragmented with traders often having to open accounts across several exchanges. OKEx is fast-becoming a one-stop trading platform that accommodates users from entry-level to institutions and professional traders. We’re very proud of the growing number of innovative products that we have listed in the fast-growing crypto derivatives market and spot market as well,” said Jay Hao. “Not only do we offer a wider variety of derivatives products beyond traditional BTC futures, but we also provide users with different amounts of funds and allow them to experiment with trading strategies to continually improve the trading experience for all our users,” he added.

With its diverse offering, OKEx has already gained a lead on its competitors as the crypto trading landscape continues to evolve. According to The Block report, the Bitcoin derivatives market is growing faster than the spot market. The ratio between spot and futures volume has more than doubled in less than a year, from 1:2.3 to 1:5. The changing ratio is a result of increased maturity and institutionalization of crypto space, indicating a shift that is more along the lines of the traditional futures market. These changes will have a positive effect on the demand, which OKEx is currently more than capable of handling. It also means that OKEx can potentially continue to lead the market for a long time.

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Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/2020/09/07/okex-officially-ranked-the-worlds-largest-crypto-derivatives-exchange/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=okex-officially-ranked-the-worlds-largest-crypto-derivatives-exchange

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Bitcoin Proponents Against Elon Musk Following Heated Dogecoin vs Bitcoin Tweets

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Last week, Elon Musk and Tesla shocked the entire crypto industry following an announcement that the electric car company will no longer accept bitcoin payments for “environmental reasons.”

A Hard Pill For Bitcoin Maximalists

Giving its reasons, Tesla argued that Bitcoin mining operation requires massive energy consumption, which is generated from fossil fuel, especially coal, and as such, causes environmental pollution.

The announcement caused a market dip which saw over $4 billion of both short and long positions liquidated as the entire capitalization lost almost $400 billion in a day.

For Bitcoin maximalists and proponents, Tesla’s decision was a hard pill to swallow, and that was evident in their responses to the electric car company and its CEO.

While the likes of Max Keiser lambasted Musk for his company’s move, noting that it was due to political pressure, others like popular YouTuber Chris Dunn were seen canceling their Tesla Cybertruck orders.


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Adding more fuel to the fire, Musk also responded to a long Twitter thread by Peter McCormack, implying that Bitcoin is not actually decentralized.

Musk Working With Dogecoin Devs

Elon Musk, who named himself the “Dogefather” on SNL, created a Twitter poll, asking his nearly 55 million followers if they want Tesla to integrate DOGE as a payment option.

The poll, which had almost 4 million votes, was favorable for Dogecoin, as more than 75% of the community voted “Yes.”

Following Tesla’s announcement, the billionaire tweeted that he is working closely with Dogecoin developers to improve transaction efficiency, saying that it is “potentially promising.”

Tesla dropping bitcoin as a payment instrument over energy concerns, with the possibility of integrating dogecoin payments, comes as a surprise to bitcoiners since the two cryptocurrencies use a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm and, as such, face the same underlying energy problem.

Elon Musk: Dogecoin Wins Bitcoin

Despite using a PoW algorithm, Elon Musk continues to favor Dogecoin over Bitcoin. Responding to a tweet that covered some of the reasons why Musk easily chose DOGE over BTC, the billionaire CEO agreed that Dogecoin wins Bitcoin in many ways.

Comparing DOGE to BTC, Musk noted that “DOGE speeds up block time 10X, increases block size 10X & drops fee 100X. Then it wins hands down.”

Max Keiser: Who’s The Bigger Idiot?

As Elon Musk continues his lovey-dovey affair with Dogecoin, Bitcoin proponents continue to criticize the Dogefather.

Following Musk’s comments on Dogecoin today, popular Bitcoin advocate Max Keiser took to his Twitter page to ridicule the Tesla boss while recalling when gold bug Peter Schiff described Bitcoin as “intrinsically worthless” after he lost access to his BTC wallet.

“Who’s the bigger idiot?” Keiser asked.

Aside from Keiser, other Bitcoin proponents such as Michael Saylor replied to Tesla’s CEO:

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Explains Why ‘Bitcoin Is Actually Highly Centralized’

On Sunday (May 16), Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk attacked Bitcoin (BTC) for being highly centralized after podcaster Peter McCormack criticized Musk for supporting Dogecoin (DOGE) and for spreading misinformation about Bitcoin. As you probably already know, on May 12, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shocked the world by complaining about Bitcoin mining’s […]

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On Sunday (May 16), Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk attacked Bitcoin (BTC) for being highly centralized after podcaster Peter McCormack criticized Musk for supporting Dogecoin (DOGE) and for spreading misinformation about Bitcoin.

As you probably already know, on May 12, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shocked the world by complaining about Bitcoin mining’s high usage of fossil fuels and saying that for this reason Tesla would not be accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment until “mining transitions to more sustainable energy.”

The next day, Musk revealed that has been working with Dogecoin developers to reduce the power consumption of mining of the meme-based cryptocurrency.

In fact, as Decrypt reported on May 14, according to Ross Nicoll, one of the part-time Dogecoin developers Decrypt talked to, Musk “started talking to the developers in 2019, he has ‘encouraged them to improve the higher transaction throughput,’ provided ‘lots of advice and input,’ and shared his vast Rolodex of contacts.”

Nicoll also said (1) that the dev team he is part of is hoping to reuce Dogecoin’s power consumption; (2) Musk has been with Dogecoin’s dev team since April 2019 (when he said that Dogecoinmight be his favortie cryptocurrency); and (3) that Musk had offered to fund the team, but his offer of financial support had been rejected (just as with offers they had received from other wealthy potential backers).

Yesterday, Dogecoin supporter “@itsALLrisky” said on Twitter explained why he thinks that Dogecoin, which Musk has referred to as “people’s crypto”, is better than Bitcoin. Musk said Dogecoin would beat Bitcoin “hands down” if its developers made three improvements: 10X faster block production time, 10X larger block size, and 100X lower transaction fees.

Well, today, McCormack criticized Musk for supporting meme-based Dogecoin, which he thinks could potentially result in ill-informed investors in $DOGE suffering big losses, as well as causing harm to Bitcoin’s reputation and its ecosystem.

McCormack’s accusations angered Musk, who seemingly warned that he might just “go all in on Doge.”

Musk then went on to explain why he believes that Bitcoin is highly centralized.

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Source: https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2021/05/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-explains-why-bitcoin-is-actually-highly-centralized/

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ETH Developers Calculated How To Defuse The Difficulty Bomb

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ETH developers calculated how to defuse the difficulty bomb because if they leave it untreated, they will slow down the network as we can see more in our Ethereum news today.

Ethereum’s encoded difficulty bomb is set to explode this summer and James Hancock as well as Tim beiko said that the ETH developers calculated the time needed to delay the bomb and this could the last time the developers need to take that action. Ethereum developers agreed on Friday how to delay the difficulty bomb ad if that is left untreated, the entire network could be slowed down. The difficulty bomb is an old piece of code that makes mining on ETH slower and less profitable over time by increasing the lag between the production of blocks.

Ethereum 2.0 switches the network from proof of work as a way of validating transactions with powerful mining computers to Proo of Stake which rewards the ones that pledge the coins to the network. It takes an average of 13 seconds to mine a block on ETH right now and without delaying the bomb, it could take more than 20 seconds to validate the block by the end of the year. Ethereum developers agreed on how many blocks were quite necessary to delay the bomb until December. The calculation for the delay was proposed by the ETH core developers James Hancock as he said:

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“The bomb’s always there, and we defuse it by turning the blocktime back just for the bomb.”

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The block time chart on Etherscan. Annotated by James Hancock for Decrypt.

He later said that the proposal will delay the bomb by 9,700,000 blocks. Tim Beiko, the ETH core developer also said that the developers dismissed a proposal to delay the bomb next spring but that won’t be necessary. The developers expected that by December, the network will update to allow the ETH 1.0 the network that relies on PoW to communicate with ETH 2.0 as the new network relies on PoS and this is known as the Merge:

“If the Merge is ready by December, we won’t need to do anything about the bomb because we will move away from mining entirely.”

If the merge plans remain unimplemented, the Shanghai fork is expected to go live and will delay the bomb once again. The Bomb has been delayed three times so far.

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