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Bitcoin ‘Wildcard’ Scenario Still Potentially On, But Not Yet

Popular YouTube cryptocurrency analyst, Alessio Rastani, yesterday posted a new vlog giving an update on his ‘wildcard’ scenario for Bitcoin. Had recent BTC price drops crushed it, and if so then what comes next? What’s The Wildcard Scenario? As Bitcoinist reported at the end of July, Rastani bucked the bullish trend at the time by proposing a contrarian ‘wildcard’...
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Lawmakers Want Answers From IRS, Citing Major Issues With Crypto Tax Guidance

Eight lawmakers have sent a letter to the IRS seeking answers to new questions stemming from the latest crypto tax guidance. They pointed out a number of major issues including unwarranted tax liabilities for crypto users who unwillingly receive forked or airdropped coins. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China Rankings, NY Streamlines...
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Monday Market Watch: Bitcoin Dominance On Track To 70%, Altcoins Crash Against The Rising BTC

After a few days of trading sideways, Bitcoin’s price appears to be headed north. It was trading at around $7,100, and it surged to over $7,650 on Bitstamp before retracing slightly to the current level of approximately $7,500. Bitcoin marks a 4.6% increase at the moment. The interesting thing is that BTC’s dominance is also...
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Bitcoin Just Spiked to $7,600 and It’s Showing 2 Big Signs of a Real Recovery

Overnight, the bitcoin price rose to as high as $7,642 and is up by more than $1,200 within five days. With the reversal, the dominant cryptocurrency crucially avoided miner capitulation and retest of an ascending channel dating back to 2015.#1: No bitcoin miner capitulation, at least for nowAs reported by NewsBTC, the capitulation of small...
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Merry Christmas: Bitcoin Jumps 7% to $7,600 as Festive Rally Sets In

After days of no price action, Bitcoin (BTC) started to show signs of life on Sunday and Monday morning. The leading cryptocurrency broke higher on Sunday morning, pushing past the $100 range that had defined Bitcoin’s price for the better part of three days. As of the time of writing this, the top cryptocurrency is...
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Analyst Calls Sunday’s Jump, Expects Bitcoin to Hit $20,000 by March; Here’s Why

Some four days ago, a Bitcoin analyst going by “Velvet” posted the chart below. In it is depicted BTC’s price action for the past 18 months, a Fibonacci Retracement of the $3,150 to $13,800 move, two trendlines, a moving average, and a vertical date marker for December the 22nd.$BTC #BTC #BTCUSDPresented with no comment: pic.twitter.com/hRrDaqM2IQ—...
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Millions in Bitcoin are Changing Hands on this Anonymous Network

As governments around the world force their money laundering paranoia onto bitcoin exchanges, alternatives are emerging for those that want to be truly decentralized. Anonymous Bitcoin Transactions Surging 2019 was supposed to be the year of the DEX but in reality, very few decentralized exchanges have gained ground on their centralized cousins. Localbitcoins has made...
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PBOC Official: China’s Digital Yuan Won’t Be a Speculative Currency Like Bitcoin

According to recent statements by People’s Bank of China (PBOC) official Mu Changchun, the country’s digital yuan is ready for trials. The central bank digital currency (CBDC) will decidedly not be a speculative asset like bitcoin or stablecoins, and will not need a currency basket for backing, Changchun affirmed. Reactions to the announcement are varied,...
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Coinmine One: Waste of Money or Bitcoin Mining Innovation?

We took apart a Coinmine One and talked to CEO Farbood Nivi to get an insider look at the mining gadget taking the cryptocurrency world by storm. “The whole point of crypto is that there is no guaranteed money anywhere.”                              ...
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Bitcoin Rallies 5% To Clear Hurdles, Bulls Aiming $8K

Bitcoin price rallied more than 5% to clear the $7,500 resistance against the US Dollar.The price is now trading in a positive zone and it could rise further above $7,700.There is a short term breakout pattern forming with resistance near $7,590 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).There could be...
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CME Futures Data: Institutions Still Wary Despite Bitcoin’s Bullish Signs

Once again, analysts have begun to flip bullish on Bitcoin (BTC), citing fundamental and technical factors to back their cheery sentiment. Though, not everyone is convinced that the cryptocurrency market is poised to see upside.Related Reading: Crypto Market’s Long-Term Trend is Positive: Binance CEO Explain WhyCME Futures Show Institutions Bearish On BTCEach week, the Chicago Mercantile...
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Why Analysts Across the Board Expect Bitcoin Price to Surge by 8%

After days of no price action, Bitcoin (BTC) has started to show signs of life. The leading cryptocurrency broke higher on Sunday morning, pushing past the $100 range that had defined Bitcoin’s price for the better part of three days.Related Reading: What’s Next for the Bitcoin Blockchain? Top Developer Weighs InAs of the time of...
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Bitcoin Benefits: Economic Tension In India Can Be Prevented

The Christmas shopping season is officially open and there are many places which accept payments in cryptocurrency. As the latest Bitcoin and altcoin news and rumors show, online retail giants are turning to crypto and have made purchasing wonderfully simple for the average person.However, big players such as Amazon and eBay have yet to make...
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Only 375 Days Left for McAfee’s $1M Bitcoin Price Wager

As the end of 2019 approaches, it means there will be one year left for John McAfee’s infamous wager that said the price per bitcoin would “reach $1,000,000 before the end of 2020.” If the forecast doesn’t come to fruition, he said that he would eat his family jewels on television. At the moment, the...
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‘Bitcoin to hit $250K in 2 years’ prediction analysed by Tom Lee

Several analysts speculated that the sideways movement Bitcoin has been displaying was nothing but a mere set back; venture capitalist, Tim Draper, however, is bullish about the king coin as he reportedly said that the price of Bitcoin could go to a high of $250,000 in the next two years. Discussing the same, Fundstrat’s Tom...
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Why Bitcoin Price Just Got a Major Boost For the Next Rally

If you’ve been on Crypto Twitter, you’ve likely heard the term “miner capitulation” time and time again in reference to Bitcoin.For those who missed the memo, when BTC started to tank last month, the Bitcoin network’s hash rate began to stall, failing to grow after months of growth in the cryptocurrency mining ecosystem. This trend...
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Bitcoin wallets and safety: Phone wallets are the second-best, says Andreas

Unlike traditional ones, cryptocurrency wallets store a lot of relevant information such as the secure private key used to access Bitcoin addresses and carry out transactions, etc., And while there are many ways in which users can store their Bitcoins, it’s important to fully understand the drawbacks of each type of wallets. With the growing...
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HODL Or Mining: Is Bitcoin Mining Worth It In 2020?

The cryptocurrency community is usually divided into three major camps when it comes down to potential ways to earn money. The first is inhabited by traders, believing that the best way to make profits is to take advantage of the volatility in the market by trading. The second comes in the form of long-term investors,...
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What’s Next for the Bitcoin Blockchain? Top Developer Weighs In

While many in the crypto industry focus only on the monetary aspects of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and its respective blockchain have a technical side too, a side that isn’t often focused on.John Newbery, a developer at Bitcoin-centric development firm Chaincode Labs, recently broke down where he expects the network’s technical development trajectory to head next.Related...
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Bitcoin saw a narrative shift to account for ‘broader macro shifts’

It’s almost the end of the year, and this end would also mean that Bitcoin would successfully be stepping into its 11th year of existence. Over the decade, the largest cryptocurrency has gone through the phase of being a digital currency that’s used by criminals to a currency that has been viewed as a store...
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Sunday Digest: Bitcoin Price, Altcoin Markets and CSW

A six-year-old girl in London found that somebody had already written a message in one of a box of charity Christmas cards. It had apparently been written by a foreigner detained in a Shanghai prison and forced to work in the factory where the cards are produced. The prisoner should be thankful that he wasn’t forced...
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Libra not a crypto as it’s ‘centralized, backed by assets, and permissioned’

One of the heated topics in the cryptocurrency, regulatory, and the fintech space has been Facebook’s footprint in the digital asset ecosystem with the unveiling of Libra. This venture is viewed as a positive sign for the growth of the cryptocurrency market altogether by some, whereas criticized by many. The criticism was not much of...
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These Myth-Busting Articles Dispel Common Bitcoin Myths

Recently, a few Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents have been writing a series of myth-busting articles that describe Bitcoin technicals generally thought to be true but which are not. The articles posted on the read.cash blog have reviewed topics like 10-minute confirmation times, SPV wallets, PoW energy usage, and rising network fees. Also read: Meet Snowglobe:...
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Total Crypto Market Cap to Grow to $11 Trillion in 2023

Logarithmic scale analysis of the entire bitcoin and crypto market, based on data from the past decade, point to the potential for the sum of all digital assets to reach a valuation of $11 trillion by 2023. Logarithmic Analysis Predicts New Altcoin Bull Run, Bubble in Coming Years Benjamin Cowen, who has dedicated previous analysis...
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Bitcoin Could Revisit Recent Lows if it Breaks Below $7,120; Here’s Why

Following the recent bout of turbulence experienced by Bitcoin and the aggregated crypto markets, BTC has been caught within a firm and tight trading range that has led it to consolidate for the past several days.Analysts are now noting that which boundary of this trading range is broken through first could offer significant insight into...
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Why Bitcoin Price Could Drop 20% to $5,500 Before Rebounding

Is the bottom in? Since Bitcoin (BTC) fell precipitously to $6,600 late last month, analysts have been asking if the leading cryptocurrency has finally found a price bottom after a multi-month downturn.Analysts have understandably divided over the question, as the correct answer would show in which direction Bitcoin will head for the next couple of...
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Bitcoin Developer Throws Light on BTC’s Upcoming Future

Bitcoin (BTC) attracts the most attention with its price action. But the technological capabilities of the leading coin should not be underestimated. Bitcoin Network Evolves with Lightning Payment Innovations In 2020, more than a decade after the Genesis block was created, the Bitcoin network will have changed in unexpected ways. Beyond highly active mining and...
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Recent Political And Economic Tension In India And Hong Kong Highlights Bitcoin’s Benefits

Indian banks may start turning down potential customers, because of their religion, as per a recent report. Furthermore, protesters in Hong Kong are boycotting one of the largest banks in the country, HSBC, due to the latest alleged political arrests. Naturally, among economic and financial turmoil of the kind, it’s hard not to bring Bitcoin’s...
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Boerse Stuttgart and SBI Partner to Expand Crypto Services in Europe and Asia

Germany’s second-largest stock exchange and a major financial services group in Japan have partnered to expand their crypto operations in Europe and Asia. Boerse Stuttgart recently launched its crypto trading platform while SBI has been expanding its crypto business operations for several years. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China Rankings, NY Streamlines...
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Unverified accounts’ trading of Litecoin, BTC, ETH and other cryptos restored on Poloniex

As 2019 comes to an end, looking back at the year, the cryptocurrency industry has witnessed several developments in its ecosystem. However, the ones that stood out were the numerous regulations imposed on the industry. While prominent players of the industry have been abiding by these regulations, Poloniex seems to be moving against the conventional...
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