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Bitcoin Price Finds Crucial Support Ahead Of Chinese New Year: Crypto Weekly Market Upadte

Bitcoin went through yet another week full of volatility and considerable market movements. The cryptocurrency decreased by a total of about $400 in the past seven days. This happens just before the Chinese New Year, and history revealed that it has historically been a rather bad time for Bitcoin.  However, it’s also worth noting that...
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Tesla’s Elon Musk: Bitcoin Won’t Replace Money But It Has A Role

One of the most successful and popular entrepreneurs, Elon Musk, recently spoke about Bitcoin and the general idea of cryptocurrencies. Appearing on a podcast, he said that digital assets will not replace cash fully, but they have a role to play. Bitcoin Won’t Replace Money: Musk Elon Musk is widely known for his business endeavors...
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New Hawaii Bill Proposes Banks To Act As Cryptocurrency Custodians

Banks in Hawaii, one of the fifty states in the US, would be able to provide cryptocurrency custodial services to investors under a new bill introduced by the state’s lawmakers late last week, should it pass approval.   If successful, the legislation would grant Hawaiian banks the right to hold and manage digital assets such as...
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Ripple May File For An IPO In The Next 12 Months

Ripple, the company behind one of the largest cryptocurrencies on the market, XRP, might file for an IPO within the next 12 months. So much became clear in an interview with the company’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, during the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ripple May Go Public In The Next 12 Months The past few...
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80% Of Central Banks Are Working On Launching Their Own Cryptocurrency, BIS Report Says

A recent survey from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) confirms the emerging trend of digital currencies backed by central banks. The publication reveals that 80% of the participants have declared that they are currently working on issuing their own cryptocurrency. CBDCs: Coming From Most Banks The survey was compiled by BIS at the end...
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Tim Draper: Millennials Should Invest In Bitcoin

After last week’s rally, it now seems that Bitcoin is hitting the headlines once again.  American venture capital investor, Tim Draper, has recently spoken out about Bitcoin, suggesting that millennials need to invest in Bitcoin if they want to secure their financial future.  On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, Draper spoke to Liz Claman during an...
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Tether Launches Gold-Backed Stablecoin On Ethereum And Tron

Tether, the issuer of the popular stablecoin USDT, has now launched a new type of commodity-backed token pegged to gold. At the time of this writing, the new token will be issued on the networks of Ethereum and Tron. Tether Launches Tether Gold (XAUt) According to a recent announcement, Tether, the company behind the most...
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Not (Yet) Altseason: Majority Holds Bitcoin And Less Than 5 Altcoins, According To a Survey

In an industry like this, where cryptocurrency prices are highly volatile and unpredictable, putting all eggs in one basket could be quite risky. Many got to know this the hard way, while some learned from the experiences of others.   A recent Twitter poll revealed that an increased number of crypto traders and investors are now...
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PornHub Adds Tron-Issued Tether (USDT) As Payment Option Following The PayPal Ban

Pornhub, the popular adult website, has updated its payment methods and has added Tether (USDT) as an option. Just months after PayPal stopped supporting the platform, the cryptocurrency world introduces a viable alternative. TRON and USDT On Pornhub The adult platform announced that it had added the most-widely used stablecoin Tether (USDT) as a new...
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The Reason Why Bitcoin Halving Can’t Be Priced In Before It Actually Happens

The debates on whether or not the forthcoming Bitcoin halving will affect the price of the asset continues with full force. While some people believe that the event has already been priced in and the community should not expect a significant boost, others presume that Bitcoin is yet to encounter the real impact. Bitcoin Halving...
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Andra Capital Partners With Tezos To Create Silicon Valley Coin

The San Francisco-based venture capital firm, Andra Capital, is planning to issue its own Silicon Valley Coin (SVC) via a Security Token Offering (STO). The project comes after a collaboration with the Tezos Foundation, and it will be built on the latter’s blockchain. Following this announcement, XTZ notes a daily increase of almost 9% against...
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Digital Asset Manager Grayscale to Fund Future Development of Ethereum Classic (ETC)

While the industry is still abuzz over Bitcoin’s surge toward new yearly highs during last week’s rally, the world has also caught wind of some exciting news about the world’s 15th largest cryptocurrency based on market cap: Ethereum Classic. As of today, January 22nd, 2020, Grayscale’s Ethereum Classic Trust has announced its financial commitment to...
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Hong Kong And Thailand’s Central Banks Closer To Issuing Their Own Cryptocurrency (CBDC)

The central banks of Hong Kong and Thailand revealed today in a published report that they are a step closer to creating a joint Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to facilitate efficient payments between the two countries. The banks confirmed that the upcoming CBDC dubbed Project Inthanon-LionRock is technically feasible and will utilize the blockchain...
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Second Bitcoin Lightning Torch On The Move – Already Above 0.01 BTC

The second version of the “Lightning Torch” (LN Trust Chain 2.0) was recently launched on its birthday, and the community keeps spreading it around the globe. Its primary purpose continues to be the same – to raise people’s awareness of the benefits of Bitcoin’s off-chain scaling solution – the Lightning Network. The New Lightning Torch:...
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Bitcoin Dips $300 And Recovers As Altcoins Continue The Mini-Season: Wednesday Market Watch

After last week’s surge to nearly $9,200 and the following retracement, Bitcoin has been trading mostly in a range between $8,500 and $8,750. Yesterday, it noted a quick dip to $8,480 on Bitstamp and immediately surged back to over $8,700, which is where it currently stands. If Bitcoin’s bullish 2020 price movements are to continue,...
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Another One Bites The Dust: SEC Brings Charges Against Another ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the US is tightening the noose around initial exchange offerings (ICOs). In yet another step against them, the Commission has brought charges against one more allegedly fraudulent ICO of unregistered digital asset securities. The SEC Is Getting Serious About ICOs The SEC has pressed charges against defendants Sergii...
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Ex-CFTC Chair: Cryptocurrencies Could Have Mitigated The 2008 Global Financial Crisis

As of yesterday, January 20th, 2020, the Blockchain Economic Forum kicked off in Davos, Switzerland, with a keynote speech delivered by J. Christopher Giancarlo.  Giancarlo spoke about the past, present, and future evolution of the blockchain, and made one particularly exciting remark about virtual currencies.  The ex-chairman of the United States’ Commodity Futures Trading Commission...
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At Davos: Billionaire Ray Dalio Says Bitcoin Fails The Purposes Of Money

One of the most prominent traditional investors, Ray Dalio, recently said that Bitcoin (still) fails to serve the purpose of money. However, he also holds that people should look for alternatives of cash as governments can print out as much as they want, which ultimately depreciates its value. Bitcoin’s Volatility Holds It Back Raymond (Ray)...
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Bitcoin Is Not Banned, The Reserve Bank Of India Clarifies

As a response to a legal case filed by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has now clarified that Bitcoin is not banned in the country. The nation’s central bank says that it has only restricted regulated financial establishments from dealing with anyone using digital assets. RBI...
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Major Central Banks Announce Cooperation On Efforts Regarding Cryptocurrencies

Some major central banks, including that of Britain, Japan, and Sweden, have reportedly come together on cooperation towards cryptocurrencies. The organizations will share their experience in a dedicated group. Major Banks Come Together To Work On Cryptocurrencies Major central banks are stepping up on the matter of cryptocurrencies. According to a Reuters report, the banks...
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Binance Completes 10th BNB Burn: Profits Almost As Much As In 2017 Bull Run

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has completed its Q4 2019 burn of the Binance coin (BNB). It was the 10th quarterly token burn the exchange has done since the launch of the BNB in July 2017.  The event, which took place during the weekend, saw a total of 2.2 million BNB worth more than $38 million...
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Australian’s Bank Regulator APRA Considers Overseeing Facebook’s Calibra

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has reportedly submitted a framework to oversee digital wallets holding large amounts of value. If approved, it would also include Facebook’s controversial stablecoin, Libra, and its digital wallet – Calibra. APRA To Oversee Calibra? Upon its announcement, Facebook’s Libra quickly attracted the attention of watchdogs. The social media mogul...
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UK’s Tax Authority To Leverage Blockchain To Track Bitcoin Transactions

UK’s Revenue and Customs agency is ready to invest up to $130,000 towards the development and implementation of a new “cryptoanalysis” tool.  According to a recent report, the United Kingdom’s tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is looking for, “vendors to showcase their capabilities by demonstrating their expertise in the field of crypto-asset tracing.”...
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Scaling Bitcoin: Over 56% Of BTC Transactions In 2020 Use SegWit

Despite many criticisms against Segregated Witness (Segwit) since its implementation in 2017, the Bitcoin scaling solution continues to see an increased number of bitcoin transactions over the years.  Segwit Sees Serious Increases Data from Segwit.space, a platform that monitors the adoption of Segwit, revealed that it had achieved a new landmark as the transaction volume...
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Bitcoin SV (BSV) Skyrockets 20% While The Green’s Back Into The Market: Crypto Monday’s Watch

The cryptocurrency market was particularly volatile in the last few weeks. Bitcoin SV stands tall today with a serious increase of over 20% in the past 24 hours alone. At the time of this writing, BSV trades at around $307. BSV has been on a rollercoaster throughout the past seven days. On January 15th, it...
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Binance Adds Fiat-to-Cryptocurrency P2P Trading For The Vietnamese Dong (VND)

Binance, currently being the leading cryptocurrency exchange, continues to expand and add new features for its users. Starting today, the venue would allow direct fiat-to-crypto trading for the Vietnamese Dong (VND). Binance Adds P2P VND Trading Binance is the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange by means of the daily trading volume. More importantly, they are continually...
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South Korea To Impose 20% Tax On Cryptocurrency Trading

South Korea might be changing its stance regarding taxing cryptocurrency trading profits. Just weeks after the government said that they wouldn’t tax any profits made from digital assets, a new report indicates otherwise. The country could purportedly classify crypto gains in the same category as lottery winnings and thus tax them with 20%. South Korea...
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Ridiculous: Peter Schiff Lost Access To His Bitcoin Holdings

The popular economist and well-known nocoiner, Peter Schiff, has said that he’s lost all of his bitcoins because of a forgotten software. He took his rant to Twitter, outlining that the lost bitcoin has no market value, on top of having no intrinsic value as well.  Peter Schiff Loses His Bitcoins Peter Schiff is a...
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Chinese New Year’s Coming Up: Price History Reveals Bitcoin Bulls Should Be Worried

The cryptocurrency market, being a relatively young and small one, is frequently affected by external forces. Sometimes, one of those factors could sound a bit strange on the surface, but it could deliver a severe impact. It’s the Chinese New Year. The Holiday is taking place during the next weekend, between January 25th (Saturday) and...
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Will 2020 Become The Year of Privacy Crypto Coins? So Far It Is

While most people consider every cryptocurrency transaction anonymous, that’s not the case. Bitcoin, for example, has all transactions recorded on a public ledger, which can be easily accessed. In theory and practice, it’s entirely possible to associate a Bitcoin address with an individual, especially if he has ever used a cryptocurrency exchange, which requires identity...
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