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Ethereum DeFi’s Balancer (BAL) Surges 25%: Why the Altcoin Is Up So Much

While Bitcoin and Ethereum have stagnated over recent days, multiple altcoins are pressing higher and higher. Zcash, for instance, has gained dozens of percent in the past week alone as its technical and fundamental case strengthens. The coin of the day, though, seems to be Balancer (BAL). The Ethereum-based altcoin, which is a governance token […]

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NEM blockchain native cryptocurrency XEM now listed on bitFlyer

NEM blockchain native cryptocurrency XEM, as of today is now listed on bitFlyer, one of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. The listing will enable NEM’s extensive Japanese community to benefit from the liquidity of the bitFlyer platform. XEM is the native cryptocurrency of NEM NIS1, the original blockchain offering from NEM which launched in 2015. With […]

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Bitcoin and Ether Market Update August 6, 2020

Total crypto market cap added $15.2 billion to its value since Monday morning and now stands at $353.3 billion. Top ten coins were mostly in green for the last 24 hours with bitcoin (BTC) and ChainLink (LINK) being the best performers with 3.2 and 3.1 percent of gains respectively. At the time of writing bitcoin […]

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Japan: FSA Chief Says No Plans to Deregulate Bitcoin Trading, Focus on CBDC Development

Ryozo Himino, the new chief of the Japanese financial regulator – the Financial Services Agency (FSA) – told Reuters there is no need to promote non-fiat pegged cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC). Rather, the focus should be given to the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDC). Promoting Cryptocurrency Trading not a Priority In a […]

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Bitcoin Black Friday 2020 Will Host Major Discounts For BTC Payments

Before Bitcoin was a movement, it was a digital currency. While the store-of-value aspect of Bitcoin gets highlighted often, the permissionless payments side often doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. In 2012, Jon Holmquist embraced the Black Friday holiday in order to help Bitcoiners showcase the advantages of their favorite technology, launching BitcoinBlackFriday.com and hacking […]

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Indian Lawmakers Reportedly Discussing Bitcoin, Crypto Ban — Again

Indian policymakers are discussing a new law to permanently ban the trade of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the nation, reported Moneycontrol on Tuesday. Ban Bitcoin, Once Again The Indian cryptocurrency market cannot seem to catch a break. Its government has gone back-and-forth on cryptocurrencies at least five times yet, and it does not seem […]

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Ethereum 2.0 Final Multi-Client Testnet Medalla Goes Live with Over 20,000 Validators

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Twitter Bitcoin Breach Raises Questions

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Barstool’s Dave Portnoy Wants to Buy Bitcoin – Asks Winklevoss Twins to Teach Him

Barstool Sports president Dave Portnoy has been amassing a notable following throughout the past few weeks due to his stock trading live streams – and now he wants in on Bitcoin. Despite previously questioning Bitcoin’s status as an investment, the eccentric trading personality now wants exposure to the digital currency’s immense volatility. In a recent […]

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Ethereum’s DeFi Space Is Exploding According to These 4 Metrics

Despite volatility in the Ethereum market, decentralized finance (DeFi) — which some argue is the killer use case for the cryptocurrency — has continued to see rapid growth in recent months. Ethereum’s DeFi Space Is Seeing Rapid Growth Spencer Noon, the head of the cryptocurrency fund DTC Capital and an on-chain analyst, noted on August […]

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Flat at $11.2K; DeFi Has Highest Volume Month Ever

A weak bitcoin market is not stopping Ethereum-powered DeFi growth.

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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Buy Chemical Weapons With Bitcoin

The chemicals, though never delivered, would have been potent enough to kill 300 people, prosecutors say.

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U.S. Congressman Emmer Says Bitcoin Better than Centralized Fiat Monies 

Tom Emmer, a U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s sixth congressional district, has said during the August 3, 2020 episode of Anthony Pompliano’s “Pomp Podcast”,  that Bitcoin has come to stay, as its decentralized nature gives it a significant edge over fiat currencies including the USD. Emmer says the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, plus the recent crypto custody […]

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A Visit to This Crucial Support Region Could Start Bitcoin’s Next “Moon Mission”

Bitcoin has faced some turbulence throughout the past couple of days. Following the benchmark cryptocurrency’s firm rejection at $12,000 this past weekend, it has largely been consolidating within the lower-$11,000 region. Yesterday, however, bulls attempted to spark a fresh leg higher. They sent BTC to highs of $11,500 before losing their momentum. From here, it […]

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French trial ordered for alleged Russian bitcoin fraudster

Paris (AFP) – A judge in Paris has ordered a French trial for Alexander Vinnik, a Russian suspected of money laundering on the bitcoin exchange BTC-e, also wanted by Washington and Moscow, his lawyer and other sources told AFP.Vinnik was extradited to France in January from Greece, where he had been arrested on an American […]

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MyCryptoMixer.com: How to mix your coins using the Best Bitcoin Mixer (Tumbler) in 2020

This is a promoted article provided by MyCryptoMixer If you bought 1 bitcoin (BTC) on March 17, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was roiling financial markets, you would have more than doubled your money by late July, when the value of bitcoin soared past $10,000. Some other cryptocurrency assets such as ether (ETH) and ripple […]

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Travala and Agoda join forces to boost travel using cryptocurrency

Agoda, an online travel platform part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and Travala.com, a cryptocurrency-friendly accommodation booking platform, have announced a new strategic partnership.trava Following this partnership, more than 600,000 Agoda hotels worldwide are now available via Travala.com, bringing the total number of properties available on the blockchain-based travel booking platform to over 2,200,000 covering […]

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Bitcoin News Roundup for August 3, 2020

After a flash-crashy weekend, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with your quick daily update.

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Ethereum Foundation is Building a Security Team for ETH 2.0 Rollout

A security team has been set up to handle any security issues ahead of Ethereum’s staking upgrade, a developer said Sunday. Bolstering Security The Ethereum Foundation (EF) is not taking any chances when it comes to the much-awaited ETH 2.0 launch. The protocol has been delayed numerous times (it remains on track for a 2020 […]

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Hong Kong: Huobi Exchange Subsidiary Bags Two Important Licenses from the SFC

Huobi Asset Management, the Hong Kong-based asset management subsidiary of Huobi Technology Holdings, has been granted a Type 4 (advising on securities) and a Type 9 (asset management) license by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), according to a report on August 3, 2020. Huobi Crypto Exchange Sees More Wins Barely four months after its […]

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3 charged over high-profile Twitter hack, Bitcoin scam

Two teenagers and a 22-year-old were charged Friday with the hacking of high-profile Twitter accounts belonging to prominent U.S. figures including former President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in an alleged bitcoin scam, U.S. authorities said.The three — a 19-year-old Briton and two individuals from Florida — are alleged to have reaped […]

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How Financial Information eXchange Can FIX the Crypto Market

Although crypto is undoubtedly innovative in nature, the majority of crypto exchanges are dragging behind, unable to fully realize the great possibilities of modern trading protocols. Many crypto exchanges are run digitally, yet are not all using the right protocols, causing systems and platforms to lag, offering slower fill times, higher latency, and more bottlenecks. […]

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Bitcoin Just Printed a Textbook Reversal Signal After Surging to $11,800

Bitcoin has seen another explosive move in the past 24 hours. As of the time of this article’s writing, the leading cryptocurrency has pressed higher to $11,800 for the first time in approximately a year. This means that on the week, BTC has gained around 20%. And in the past day alone, Bitcoin has gained […]

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