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Bitcoin proponent: Users’ lack of technical expertise has a higher chance of making them lose their crypto than a hack

Andreas Antonopoulos, a well-known Bitcoin proponent and the author of Mastering Bitcoin, spoke about one of the most controversial topics in the space at present, secure storage of Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies, during a Q&A session on Youtube. Here, the author elucidated Trace Mayer’s statement that a user required Bitcoin Core for network validation, […]

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UK Financial Watchdog: $255 Mln Lost in Crypto-Related, Other Investment Scams in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority reported that investment scams’ losses amounted to over $255 million in 2018. The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that common investment scams’ losses — including those crypto-related — amounted in total to over £197 million ($255 million) in 2018. The agency reported the losses in an official press […]

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Op Ed: Should You File a Foreign Bank Account Report for Bitcoin Holdings?

I had the opportunity to participate on a legal panel with David Silver at the Unconfiscatable: Bitcoin Not Blockchain Conference put on by Tone Vays in Las Vegas. It was quite an honor to be part of it; the conference was hands down the best Bitcoin event I’ve attended since Jason King hosted Coins in […]

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Coinbase’s Wallet App Is Getting Bitcoin Support This Week

Coinbase users will be able to directly control their bitcoin holdings from the firm’s Wallet app after a coming update.

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Little-Known Resistance May Be Blocking Bitcoin Price Bounce

Bitcoin price gains may be capped by a key moving average that has been acting as stiff resistance since mid-January.

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Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie

Lingerie purchasing as a bitcoin use case is much less far-fetched than you might imagine.

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SEC looking to improve market transparency and monitor risk via new search tool

The US Securities and Exchange Committee has initiated a research into the need for a search tool to keep track of the data on major blockchains related to various cryptocurrencies. The financial regulator has decided and planned to make the market more transparent with regards to the identification of crypto wallet holders. The SEC released […]

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ETF.com President and Bitwise Researcher Matt Hougan: 95 Percent of Cryptos Will Die

Matt Hougan expressed his idea that most cryptocurrencies will die, and the “sooner that happens, the better.” Matt Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise Asset Management and president at ETF.com, expressed his idea that most cryptocurrencies will die in an interview with Bloomberg published on Feb. 5. During the interview, Hougan declared that he […]

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US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Bitcoin Support to Coinbase Wallet App

U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase adds BTC support to its Coinbase Wallet — a secure app that allows users to store their own crypto. United States cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase has added Bitcoin (BTC) to its Coinbase Wallet app, according to an announcement published Tuesday, Feb. 5. In August 2018, Coinbase had announced that Toshi, […]

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Abra Wallet Introduces Bitcoin Investment Option for Stocks and ETFs

United States-based wallet Abra announced initial access to BTC investment in traditional assets such as stocks and ETFs. Digital wallet Abra has introduced new features enabling global investors to invest in shares and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) using Bitcoin (BTC), according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 6. The United States-based firm has […]

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Abra’s Blockchain App to Let Users Make Small Stock, ETF Investments

Abra is adding a new feature to its blockchain-based app that will allow global users to invest in fractions of stocks and ETFs.

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Analyst: Bitcoin (BTC) May be Gearing up for a Large Price Move as Volatility Plunges

Ever since Bitcoin (BTC) dropped below its previous support level of $3,550 last week, the cryptocurrency has been experiencing a bout of sideways trading at its current price levels. Bitcoin’s recent price action seems to confirm $3,500 as a new level of resistance, but it has also established $3,400 as a level of support that […]

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Red Bull Announces World’s First Formula 1 Cryptocurrency Sponsorship Deal

Red Bull Aston Martin have announced a partnership between themselves and a cryptocurrency company. The deal between FuturoCoin and the sixth-most-winning car constructors in the racing championship is the first of its kind for Formula 1. Whilst other sporting teams have also started to embrace blockchain technology and digital assets in some way, crypto’s disruption […]

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Crypto Exchange Kraken Secures Blockbuster $4 Billion Valuation After $100m Mega Deal

Following the completion of the largest deal in the cryptocurrency sector year-to-date, major U.S. and Europe-based crypto exchange Kraken is set to raise a funding round valuing the company at $4 billion. On February 4, as CCN reported, Kraken acquired Crypto Facilities for over $100 million, becoming a regulated futures and index products operator in […]

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Bitcoin Price to End 2019 Up 84% — Claims ‘Panel of Experts’

A “panel of experts” questioned by Finder.com.au believes that Bitcoin (BTC) may end the year at price levels 84 percent above what they currently are sitting at.  The first and foremost cryptocurrency is currently trading at $3373.13 on Bitstamp at the time of this writing. 84 percent of Bitcoin’s current price is $2833.43, meaning an […]

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5 Suspicious Factors about Bitcoin Exchange QuadrigaCX and its $150m in Missing Crypto

Bloomberg just reported that QuadrigaCX CEO and founder Gerald Cotten legally changed his will just 12 days before his death on December 9. This fact is just the latest in a string of interesting elements regarding the Canadian Bitcoin exchange’s sudden closure and supposed $150 million in missing crypto funds. Here is a run-down of […]

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Wall Street’s about to Bid Farewell to One of its Biggest Bitcoin Bulls

Serial investor and bitcoin advocate Bill Gross has announced his immediate retirement from active bond investment to manage his own funds. Gross who was dubbed the  “bond king” for his role in active bond-trading almost 50 years ago, achieved fame and notoriety in equal measure for his investment advice to pick bitcoin over central banks. […]

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Bitcoin Was ‘Total Bubble’ & 95% of Crypto ‘Will Die Painful Death’: Bitwise Exec.

The bitcoin bull market was a bubble that burst in 2018, but the “painful” event had a major upside: It attracted a lot of money and talent to the burgeoning industry. That’s the assessment of Matt Hougan, the global head of research at Bitwise, creator of the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund. “It was a […]

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Lightning Torch’s Bitcoin Payment Is Running a Worldwide Marathon

A lightning network payment has been making global rounds on Bitcoin’s secondary layer. The payment, slowly accumulating in value with each passing, is 2.8 ($96) million satoshis strong and still going. Dubbed the Lightning Torch, the payment has changed hands nearly 150 times across 39 countries. Traditionally, participants announce their ownership over Twitter to seek […]

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Fractals May Give Traders Guidance as to Where Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) are Heading Next

As Bitcoin continues to trade within its recently established range between $3,400 and $3,500, the markets have been trading sideways, with major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum (ETH) trading flat, as other cryptocurrencies, like Litecoin (LTC), have seen some relatively large price gains. Although the markets have been quiet as of late, analysts are pointing to developing […]

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LedgerX Unveils Betting Market for 2020’s Bitcoin Block Reward Halving

The bitcoin block reward will be cut in half next year – and soon, market watchers can place bets on exactly when the subsidy halving will happen.

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India: Cryptocurrency adoption delayed as high-level panel concerned it will destabilize Indian Rupee, says insider

The risk and instability associated with cryptocurrencies over the last decade have managed to keep a rapid pace with its popularity and growth. From the incident at Mt Gox exchange, where over 850,000 bitcoins were stolen, to the recent coalition with terror financing, cryptocurrencies have had their fair share of despondency. India is relatively new […]

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Blockstream Unveils ‘Proof Of Reserves’ Tool to Prove Exchange Liquidity

Bitcoin development company Blockstream has open sourced development of a tool which allows cryptocurrency exchanges to prove their liquidity. Exchanges Have ‘Room For Improvement’ Dubbed ‘Proof of Reserves,’ the tool originated as a feature geared to Blockstream’s Liquid Network, developers subsequently opting to release it for market participants throughout the Bitcoin network. This, it said […]

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