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River Financial Wants to Be the Bitcoiner’s Charles Schwab

Ever since he read the Denationalization of Money by Friedrich Hayek in college, Alex Leishman, the co-founder and CEO of River Financial, had been on the search for an alternative currency. The aerospace engineer major turned amateur Austrian economist wanted to build a financial institution around this yet-to-be-found, nongovernment-issued money. Leishman thought the banking-free option...
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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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Crypto Cycles: A Shift In Investment Logic In The Digital Currency Market

The economist Albert Alchain once said “economics does not care whether people are rational, but whether people can survive.”  This statement certainly hits home. After ten years of rapid growth in the digital currency market, the impression most people have is that it’s all just hype, a bubble, or too risky. While everyone has their...
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Most IEO Projects Don’t Provide Positive Returns, Research Claims

It would appear that the ICO industry has ground to a complete halt. Instead, the IEO business model now takes center stage, albeit the returns aren’t always guaranteed. Most people who invest in an IEO do so for the potentially high returns. Not Every IEO Guarantees Returns After all, it is an easy and quick...
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Op Ed: Waiting for Bitcoin Spring and the Next Bull Market

The bitcoin market has been full of “Black Swan” incidents in 2019, including Facebook’s launch of Libra in June and, recently, China’s state policy in favor of promoting the development of blockchain technology. After these two incidents, the price of bitcoin quickly pushed to more than $10,000, which excited the market for a while. However,...
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Hodl Hodl Launches Exchange API

Hodl Hodl has launched the first part of the exchange’s API today, December 13, 2019. The new API release will allow any website or application to display offers from Hodl Hodl, best known for its peer-to-peer (P2P) structure that allows it to operate without holding user funds. This will help the bitcoin exchange’s offers to...
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Op Ed: Bringing DeFi to Bitcoin Opens Up New Frontiers

Decentralized finance (DeFi), while still in its early days, promises to redevelop critical financial services in a way that is trustless, transparent and controlled by the consumer. This has major implications for people across the world with limited access to financial services but also to crypto traders and savvy investors who are looking for new...
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Video: Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino on Adding Lightning Network Support

On December 2, 2019, Bitfinex officially informed its subscribers that it had added support for Lightning Network deposits and withdrawals. Subsequently, Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino confirmed the information in a tweet.  A few days before this announcement, Ardoino agreed to do an exclusive interview with Bitcoin Magazine to provide more technical details about the Lightning...
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DeFi Don’t Care: Ethereum Investing Reaches Record Levels

Crypto markets may end the year battered and bruised, down 50% from their 2019 highs, but decentralized finance continues to grow as another record has been hit this week. Ethereum investing is moving on to another level and there are no signs of bearish influences in that ecosystem.Decentralized Finance on EthereumDeFi has continued to show...
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Dollar Cost Average: Even Bitcoin Investors Using This Strategy May Soon Be At A Loss

There are a number of sound investment strategies a crypto investor may choose to gain exposure to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, depending on important factors such as risk appetite or income level.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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Podcast: Catherine Coley on Launching and Operating Binance.US

In this episode, Dave Hollerith interviews Catherine Coley, CEO of Binance.US. Binance is the largest global cryptocurrency exchange in the world, but it has avoided competing in the U.S. until a few months ago with the launch of Coley’s subsidiary. To remain compliant with regulations, Binance.US exists as its own company. In October 2019, when...
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Binance.US and Tagomi Partner to Offer Institutional Liquidity and Access

Binance.US has partnered with institutional brokerage firm Tagomi to provide liquidity for its cross-exchange trading platform. This partnership will enable Tagomi clients, including venture funds, IRAs and family offices, to access Binance.US’s fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-crypto trading pairs, including BTC. It will also, in turn, furnish Binance.US with more liquidity. Tagomi is designed for the institutional...
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Op Ed: Equity Funding Is Still a Good Old-Fashioned Way to Raise Capital

In 2017, the world hit a fever pitch with ICOs; a concept that was only three years old had taken the crypto internet by storm.  From the outset, the initial coin offering (ICO) as a concept was beautiful. It took away the barriers to invest for the average person. It enabled anyone to support not...
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Cashaa Announces U.S. Dollar Bank Accounts for Cryptocurrency Firms

Bitcoin banking platform Cashaa will soon offer U.S. dollar bank accounts for cryptocurrency-focused businesses, except those operating in sanctioned countries.  Cashaa offers banking services like International Bank Account Number (IBAN) accounts, international SWIFT transfers for fiat and credit card processing for cryptocurrency-based businesses, which often struggle to receive these services from traditional banks. It also...
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Learn To Invest Safe And Profitably With Diamonds Capital

Cryptocurrency trading can be a complete minefield for the uninitiated. Even for veterans of the space, the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies can have a profound effect on profitability. Bitcoin 2018’s crypto crash and preceding bull run was a difficult pill to swallow for many traders. The collapse – which involved a 60% retrace within a...
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Was a Lone Whale Really Behind Bitcoin’s 2017 Bull Run? Don’t Bet on It

“Ignorance is the parent of fear.” — Herman Melville, Moby Dick In July 2019, John M. Griffin and Amin Shams, academics from the University of Texas and the University of Ohio, respectively, published the cleverly titled report “Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered?” Their “findings” echoed through mainstream and cryptocurrency media alike. The duo boldly claimed that...
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Range-Bound Market Set for Bullish Continuation

Summary: The bitcoin market has been range-bound over the last week and a half and is now seeing consolidating volume and a consolidating price structure. The consolidation within our current range is forming an ascending triangle with a $500 move to the upside and a price target of around $10,000. However, a failure to break...
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Users Can Now Buy Bitcoin on DropBit Using Apple Pay or Google Pay

On November 5, 2019, Bitcoin-focused product hub Coin Ninja announced that, through a collaboration with cryptocurrency payments company Wyre, users can now buy bitcoin directly on the DropBit app with Apple Pay and Google Pay. Coin Ninja calls DropBit its “Venmo for bitcoin,” a bitcoin wallet and payment service particularly designed to help Bitcoiners send...
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Bitbuy and Cred Open Canadian Bitcoin Lending Platform

Bitbuy, a Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform, has teamed up with the cryptocurrency lender Cred to offer Canadians up to 10 percent annual interest on their bitcoin holdings. The offering has been launched on a subdomain of Cred’s website. According to a press release issued by the partners on November 4, 2019, a fully developed integration...
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Market Is Set for Deeper Tests

Bitcoin Schmitcoin Aerospace engineer turned crypto-market analyst. Bitcoin Schmitcoin became popular within the subculture of the Reddit communities and now posts his daily thoughts and market outlook via Twitter and his regular stream on Twitch.tv.Bitcoin Schmitcoin on Twitch.tvBitcoin Schmitcoin: YouTube The post appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine
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Bisq Unveils New Trade Protocol Promoting Principles of Decentralization

Bisq, a prominent decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, has launched a major software update promising new features such as a new trade protocol that further reinforces the trustless nature of the system. The Bisq developers announced this update via blog post on October 29, 2019, promising two major changes: a new trade protocol that removes the influence...
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Cartoon: The Challenges of Liquidity

Cryptocurrencies require an even distribution of sellers and buyers to create a healthy, liquid market. However, many cryptocurrencies have an insufficient number of buyers, and therefore rapidly fall into a frozen state that is very hard to reverse. In this context, bitcoin floats relatively close to the top. The post appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bulls Reverse Entire Bearish Drop

[embedded content] Summary: A $1,500 candle proved bullish resolve for the bitcoin price as the entire bearish drop that occured this week was engulfed. The market is currently testing a major level in the $8,800s and there is a potential short squeeze setup that could propel the market even further. There are a ton of...
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Huobi Japan Raises $4.6M for Expansion

The Japanese branch of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has raised about $4.6 million in equity funding by issuing new shares to Japanese financial services company FPG Corporation. Huobi Japan announced the move noting that the raised funds will be put toward expanding its business. Huobi has been working to expand for quite some time. Based in...
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Bakkt to Launch Options on Bitcoin Futures in December

Bakkt announced on October 24, 2019, that it would be rolling out regulated options contracts on its bitcoin futures on December 9, 2019, a first in the crypto asset industry. Bakkt claims that this expansion is “based on customer feedback and is designed to hedge or gain bitcoin exposure, generate income, and offer cost and...
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Cashaa Rolls Out Bitcoin Purchasing Option for India

Cashaa, an online banking platform, is expanding its digital wallet feature for the market in India. The platform’s aim is to make it easy for Indians to buy bitcoin using the Indian rupee (INR), the country’s fiat currency. To do this, Cashaa will enable fiat deposits so that Indians can send rupees into its digital...
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Binance Opens Fiat Deposits for Nigerians

As part of its expansion into new territories, cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced an initiative to capture a section of the African market.  The Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange opened up fiat deposits for Nigerians on October 24, 2019, in conjunction with the Nigerian payment gateway Flutterwave. This means users in Nigeria can now use the country’s...
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7 Ways Crypto Startups Can Attract the Right Investors

One of the core factors that has propelled the popularity of crypto is the abundance of talented individuals that are willing to use blockchain to stretch the limits of existing systems. As such, it is clear as to why the development cycle in this industry is second to none. However, the growing talent pool available...
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Macro Level Breaks as Bearish Continuation Ensues

[embedded content] Summary: This morning, October 23, 2019, a strong impulsive move to the downside broke bitcoin’s macro support level at $7,900. The level was tested five times and, upon the fifth test, it gave way leading to fresh new lows. At the moment, the market is situated between macro levels of support and resistance...
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Grinding Market Slowly Drives Through Support

[embedded content] The bitcoin market over the last few days has been a series of grinding support/resistance tests that have brought us lower and lower toward our macro support at the $7,700s. So far, the market’s macro structure is holding support, but we are currently on our way toward a fourth test of major support...
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