January 1, 2020

Using a VPN May Get Israeli Crypto Traders in Trouble

Do you use a VPN? It’s a privacy-enhancing tool that everyone should be using, especially those with digital assets. Or do you happen to be older than the typical crypto trader? Both of these characteristics are part of a list of so-called ‘red flags’ that can get you in trouble with a new dragnet that...
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XRP’s Fundamental Strength May Spell Trouble for What’s to Come in 2020

XRP has been one of the worst performing major cryptocurrencies throughout 2019, as it struggled to gain the upwards momentum seen by Bitcoin in the early half of the year, while underperforming BTC during its downtrend during the second half of the year.This bearishness may spill over into 2020, as the cryptocurrency’s fundamental strength is...
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Cashfusion is a Powerful Privacy Tool for Bitcoin Cash

Some very exciting developments are on the horizon for bitcoin cash. Primarily the Cashfusion protocol has proven to be of great interest to community members. Several key enhancements will be introduced to bitcoin cash in the near future.  Major Changes for Bitcoin Cash The Cashfusion protocol will improve upon the existing Cashshuffle protocol. This allows...
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4 Reasons Why Bitcoin Was Just Warming Up in the 2010s

Despite calls for its imminent demise, bitcoin has printed higher lows almost every year since it was born. Here are four reasons why the leading cryptocurrency is just getting started. | Image: shutterstock.com Bitcoin delivered investors the highest return on investment (ROI) of any security in any asset class in the 2010s. Jack Dorsey’s Square...
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Ethereum, Bitcoin can’t be killed at this point: Coinbase ex-CTO

In less than a decade, Bitcoin and Ethereum have captured the attention of people around the world. Born during the time of recession and excessive pessimism, Bitcoin aimed to revolutionize payments. Soon thereafter, Ethereum became the world’s leading smart contracts platform. However, when it comes to the distribution of coins, they differ vastly. Bitcoin and...
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LoopRing’s zkRollup Continues to Demonstrate Tremendous Potential

There are always some developments in the cryptocurrency space worth paying attention to. LoopRing’s implementation of zkRollup for DEXes is certainly paying off. It is a very interesting way of scaling transactions on Ethereum. zkRollup is a Powerful Tool The main benefit of zkRollup is how transactions can be bunched together, instead of being handled...
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Bitcoin custody on Lightning is counter to system principles: Zap Founder

On the most recent episode of the ‘What Bitcoin Did’ podcast, Jack Mallers, Founder of Zap, a Lightning Network wallet, spoke to host Peter McCormack about the use-cases for Lightning and its role in the future of money. During the podcast, McCormack spoke of how citizens in El Salvador were using Lightning to make payments...
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Chainalysis’ Gradwell: Institutions will soon get comfortable with compliance

Building from the ground-up. One of the main developments of 2019 which brought in investors and dollars was the rise of institutional investors. Derivatives saw much fervour created around them, with the CME stepping up its game and the Intercontinental Exchange [ICE] launching its digital assets platform. So much happened on the institutional front, that...
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Top Analyst Says a 175% Bullish Rebound For XRP Is Coming

The Ripple XRP news are viral today and show that despite the latest sluggish performance, the price of this coin could easily go up. Now, a top analyst says that a 175% bullish rebound is coming for the coin and is expected to hit the markets soon. We are talking about Crypto Michael who is...
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Wifi Sharing Platform Wicrypt Gets Government Grant in Nigeria

A crypto startup providing wifi hotspot sharing services in Nigeria has won funding from the country’s telecom regulator. Wicrypt placed second among 25 tech companies participating in an innovation competition organized by the Nigeria Communication Commission and it’s going to receive a grant worth 2 million naira to finance its project. Also read: Skrill Now...
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Malicious JavaScript Chrome Extension Steals Data From Users’ Wallets

One Ethereum wallet known as the “Shitcoin Wallet” is now reportedly injecting malicious JavaScript code from open browser windows that will steal data from its users. On December 30, the cryptocurrency news featured one cybersecurity and phishing expert named Harry Denley warning users about the potential breach in a tweet, where he wrote: “A browser...
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XRP Unlocks 1 Billion Tokens From Its Escrow Wallet

The XRP news today showed that Ripple lost 66% against BTC in 2019. However, the latest update comes with a different fact and illustrates that as XRP unlocks 1 billion tokens from its Escrow wallet, the price of the cryptocurrency is stable. This was a major milestone for Ripple (XRP) and its adoption. The blockchain...
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China Enacts New Crypto Law In Run-Up To CBDC Debut

The previous year was very good for cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency regulation in general. Knowing that regulations and governments are one of the impediments to the adoption of blockchain and crypto technologies, we can see that everything is changing fast. Today, we are listing the five countries where regulators went positive and developed new methods to...
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CBDCs Are Seen As The Financial System Of The Future

The previous year was very good for cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency regulation in general. Knowing that regulations and governments are one of the impediments to the adoption of blockchain and crypto technologies, we can see that everything is changing fast. Today, we are listing the five countries where regulators went positive and developed new methods to...
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Ripple Lost 66% Against BTC In 2019: Will 2020 Be Different?

The price of Ripple lost 66% against the most dominant cryptocurrency in 2019 as new stats show, while BTC has seen an increase in price by more than 100%. As the altcoin news and rumors show, many cryptocurrencies are down significantly compared to the start of the year. Moreover, there are a lot of altcoin/BTC...
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Ethereum Network Overcame The Intentional Parity Nodes Attack

The Ethereum network overcame the intentional attack on its parity nodes that occurred today, according to several analysts. As the ETH news now show, there are reports that some Parity Ethereum nodes lost sync with the network. In fact, the core blockchain infrastructure company Parity Technology recently noted that it believed there was an attack...
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Max Pain: Bitcoin Boredom Incoming Before Bull Market Begins

With 2019 now in the history books, looking back at the year it was a rollercoaster ride for Bitcoin traders, with the asset reaching lows around $3,000 then rallying by 350% to $14,000 before falling back down to $6,500 at a local low.However, according to one analyst, that rollercoaster ride is about to get a...
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XRP Eyeing a 175% Bullish Rebound, Claims Top Analyst

Ripple’s controversial native token XRP closed 2019 at a substantial loss, but according to a prominent analyst, the cryptocurrency is ready to break the bearish jinx in 2020.Crypto Michaël, a popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, spoke about this on Wednesday, saying that the XRP-to-dollar exchange could undergo a massive trend reversal this year. The top crypto...
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Trevon James Promised (And Claims He Did) Eating His Dog’s Poop If Bitcoin Isn’t At $10 By 2020

Trevon James, a former promoter of the famous cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme, BitConnect, made a Bitcoin prediction in 2018, which he must be regretting today. Back in 2018, he said that BTC’s price will be $10 on January 1st, 2020 and that he would eat his own dog’s excrement live on the internet if this is...
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Bitcoin to Boom after Markets Run Out of Fed Support

The US central bank’s effort to expand its balance sheet through a pseudo-quantitative easing program could prompt bitcoin to pursue its next bull run.Since October, the Federal Reserve has been buying $60 billion worth of T-bills every month. Moreover, the organization is purchasing another $20 billion in MBS and TSY maturity investments, alongside tens of...
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APAC Exchanges continue to dominate Futures, Options market

With the regulatory pressure and the uneasy sentiment surrounding disruptive financial technologies among average citizens in western countries, Asia is looking to lead the charge into the new digital economy. In the past few years, several companies from China, South Korea, and Japan have sprouted like never before, laying claim to growing industries like social...
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Top Cryptocurrency Events You Should Not Miss in January 2020

In the first month of 2020, it has been announced that several cryptocurrency events will take place in various regions of the world. The Digital Money Forum Event date: 07 – 10 January 2020 Event location: Las Vegas, USA The Digital Money Forum is a three-day conference and reception which will welcome up to 1000...
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Alleged $8B BTC Tulip Trust Expires With Tales of Bonded Couriers

Five years ago, the crypto community became aware of an alleged contract called the Tulip Trust. The supposed contract emerged when a few tech-based news outlets published stories on two former business partners Craig Wright and David Kleiman. According to the Tulip Trust contract story, Wright and Kleiman were ostensibly part of the group that...
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Are Crypto Traders Becoming Less Confident The Bottom Is In?

A fall in an important Bitcoin-related metric with ties to overall crypto market sentiment over the past couple of weeks, suggests that recent price action across the crypto market has traders and investors increasingly fearing that the bottom isn’t in for Bitcoin, and may be adjusting their expectations and preparing positions in anticipation of the...
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NGC Is Launching a New “All-Weather Crypto Fund”

NEO Global Capital (NGC) Ventures, one of the largest institutional investors in the blockchain sector, is launching “NGC Ventures Fund II” ⁠— an “All-Weather Crypto Fund” specifically designed to capture market beta and secure consistent returns in both bloom and gloom market conditions.  With fifty-plus blockchain investments under its belt and a purported lifetime track...
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Bitcoin Opens 2020 With Untypical Stability: Tuesday’s Crypto Market Watch

Bitcoin marked the end of 2019 at around $7,150, which is a notable increase of over 90% since January 1st.  Looking at the price on a smaller time frame, BTC has decreased by 1% in the last 24 hours and is currently trading at $7,190. Just yesterday, the largest cryptocurrency attempted to break the $7,400...
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McAfee’s Prediction: Only 365 Days Left, Bitcoin Trades 95% Below Dickline Projection

Following Bitcoin’s meteoric rise into the public eye back in 2017, nearly every economist, analyst, and even regular Joe had a prediction for what the first-ever cryptocurrency would eventually be valued at.However, few predictions are as famous as that of cybersecurity expert John McAfee, who put a particularly valuable wager at risk if his prediction...
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Chainalysis claims contrary to reports, fake volumes went down in 2019

If you were about to write off 2019 as the year of “fake volumes,” hold up. Cryptocurrency exchanges were at the center of the market, and not because of external agents funneling funds in hacks, although the year did see a great deal of it. 2019 saw exchanges create problems of their own, with several...
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Is the ASIC Resistance dream closer to reality, despite claims of it being a myth?

“Today we know that centralization and big bureaucracies have not, as promised, been the answer for promoting better opportunities for society” ~ Carlos Salinas de Gortari To ASIC or not to ASIC has been the dilemma for years now. For some, the distinction is very easy; it comes down to choosing between centralization and decentralization....
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Ripple Price Analysis: New Decade, Old Resistance – XRP To Overcome $0.20 In January?

Summary XRP starts 2020 trapped within a narrow range between $0.20 and $0.1815. Against BTC, it is struggling to break above the crucial resistance at 2700 SAT. The cryptocurrency remains ranked in the 3rd place with a market cap of $8.39 billion. Key Support & Resistance Levels XRP/USD Support:  $0.181, $0.17, $0.167.  Resistance: $0.19, $0.20,...
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