29 December 2018

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Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency That Refuses to Die... 330 'Deaths' and Counting
Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has been “killed” over 90 times by mainstream media outlets so far this year, and over 330 times throughout its ...
eToro Pays Out Bitcoin SV Holders in Fiat Currency, Plus BSV Vulnerable to Attack?
The controversial Bitcoin Cash hard fork took place on November 15, 2018 and resulted in two separate chains being Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCH) and ...
Expert: How Bitcoin Can Help 4 Billion People in Authoritarian Countries
Bitcoin can help 4 billion people around the world living in authoritarian countries, according to a new essay from Human Rights Foundation Chief ...
Respected Crypto Analyst 'Filb Filb' Shows Bitcoin Crossing $333000 USD by 2023 in New Chart
The crypto market is full of people who continue to make outlandish claims regarding the future value of premier alt-assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum ...
2 Million Illegitimate BTCP Coins in Circulation Forces Bitcoin Private Towards a Hard Fork
Bitcoin private (BTCP) has been recently been at the center of controversy relating to the conception of 2 million coins that were not disclosed in the ...
AT Kearney Report: Bitcoin Will 'Mature' and Reclaim Market Share in 2019
Bitcoin is not dead, management consultancy AT Kearney has concluded in its 2019 predictions – the latest source to defy claims it is trending to zero.
Bitcoin reaches up over $300 today after sharp drop down
After falling several hundred dollars below the $4,000 level, Bitcoin (BTC) has rebounded today reaching a level less than one hundred dollars lower ...
Hardware Bitcoin Wallets Hacked: The Importance Of Responsible Disclosure
Following yesterday's article regarding vulnerabilities uncovered in hardware wallets, both Trezor and Ledger have called 'foul play' over ...
Judge: $1 Billion Bitcoin Lawsuit against Craig Wright Will Continue

A motion by the self-declared creator of Bitcoin and the chief scientist at blockchain firm nChain, Craig Wright, to have a multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing him of stealing bitcoins belonging to an alleged business partner dismissed has been denied. Wright Loses Bid to Dismiss Lawsuit over Alleged Bitcoin Theft In a ruling delivered on Thursday

Visa Acquires Ripple Partner Earthport For $250 Million

Credit card giant Visa Inc. is acquiring British payments firm Earthport for $250.6 million. Earthport — which provides cross-border payment services to banks and businesses — has been partners with Ripple, the blockchain-based payment network, since 2015. Under the merger, Visa paid four times Earthport’s closing stock price on December 26, Reuters reported. Visa was interested in acquiring Earthport

The fascinating evolution of the Bitcoin giveaway scam on Twitter
2018 saw a new scam epidemic that gradually took over Twitter – and eventually the entire cryptocurrency and blockchain space: the Bitcoin BTC ...
XRP and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] ring in the New Year with substantial price surge
The cryptocurrency market has been holding strong in the face of bearish adversity. As the year comes to a close, popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin ...
Kuwait Central Bank Taps Ripple for Blockchain Remittance Service

The National Bank of Kuwait has launched a product they’re calling “NBK Direct Remit,” a blockchain-based product which uses RippleNet for cross-border payments from within the Middle Eastern nation. The initial launch of the product only supports payments to nearby Jordan, but they intend to launch in at least 15 more countries soon. According to

Bitcoin Trader Arrested in Philippines for Murdering Girlfriend, Dumping Body in River
An American bitcoin trader has been arrested in the Philippines for allegedly killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in a river. Well-known bitcoin ...
Bitcoin Is The Answer: Paypal Bans Cybersecurity News Outlet
To many, Bitcoin is a censorship-resistant, decentralized, immutable, and borderless transactional tool that transcends centralized boundaries. But for ...
3 Massive Buy Orders Roil Stock Market Amid Rumored ‘Pension Buying’ Frenzy

The US stock market experienced another wild roller coaster ride on December 28 after three massive buy orders roiled Wall Street in late-afternoon trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,062, down 76 points from the previous day’s stunning 800-point spike. Finance blog ZeroHedge opined that institutional investors — specifically, pension funds executing year-end reallocation

Bitcoin [BTC]'s value-proportion “increased massively” in Dec 2017-18, says Francis Pouliot
Francis Pouliot, the CEO and Co-founder of a Canadian firm called Bull Bitcoin, recently posted a series of tweets that discussed the incidents ...
Kraken Launches Leverage Trading for Bitcoin Cash and Ripple Markets
Kraken has become the latest cryptocurrency exchange to expand its Bitcoin Cash markets, introducing margin trading for three BCH pairings. Kraken ...
Why we use Bitcoin: Paypal bans Hacker News account, holds funds, no reason given
The Hacker News took to twitter today to air their greivance that Paypal just recently banned their account and is holding their funds for 180 days, ...
Crypto Today: US Government Shutdown Can Delay Bakkt, Bitcoin Fundamentals Getting Stronger
US Government Shutdown brings selling pressure on Bitcoin; The Shutdown could delay the launch of Bakkt; Bitcoin fundamental indicators just ...
New AT Kearney Prediction Suggests Bitcoin (BTC) will Consolidate and Mature in the New Year
While it is up for a philosophical discussion weather god is dead or not; Bitcoin certainly is not. This year has been tumultuous, to say the least.
It’s Time to Talk About Crypto Twitter
Fixing crypto Twitter starts with following positive examples – and a recognition of the problem.
Fomo2Moon, a Blockchain Lottery for Everyone to Win

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Bitcoin's 3 Most Difficult Challenges: The Monthly Downtrend, The Weekly And The Daily
The price charts don't care if Bitcoin is an asset or a currency or even some mutant combination of the 2. All the price charts show is whether an ...
Leading Decentralized Storage Innovator Lambda Announces Exclusive Listing on BitMax.io Cryptocurrency Exchange

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Use Bitcoin! Customers Condemn PayPal After It 'Bans' The Hacker News
The same day, TIME Magazine had published a pro-Bitcoin article focusing on its use as a circumventive method, specifically highlighting PayPal's ...
SegWit fixed the transaction malleability problem on Bitcoin and Litecoin, says Bitcoin proponent
Andreas Antonopoulos, a well-known Bitcoin proponent and the author of Mastering Bitcoin, spoke about the whether or not a Lightning network could ...
Time Magazine Comes to Bitcoin (BTC)'S Rescue as Alex Gladstein Calls Bitcoin an Escape from ...
Over the past years, mainstream media has become ill-famed for bashing the world most dominant digital currency – Bitcoin (BTC). Over the relatively ...
Bitcoin Stages Friday Rebound
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been taking a beating over the year as a combination of a market correction, shifting sentiment and external ...
Investor: Bitcoin is Undervalued, Individuals Building on it Will Lead to Recovery
Over the last 48 hours, following a large loss on Christmas, the Bitcoin price has recovered back to around $4,000. The dominant cryptocurrency ...
Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec.29: Following a Nice Breakout, Is Inverse H&S Evolving?
A quick weekend update: We can safely say that Bitcoin held on top the significant $3600 support line (along with the mid-term ascending trend line), ...
Venezuelans Trade Bolivars for Bitcoin Amidst Runaway Inflation
Venezuelans have taken to Bitcoin for liberation as the country struggles with runaway inflation. The transition serves as a testament to BTC's core ...
Major American Magazine Time Column Reports About Bitcoin's Liberating Potential
Bitcoin (BTC) has a substantial liberating potential, American mainstream newspaper Time reports on Dec. 28. The aforementioned article claims that ...
Bitcoin Trader 'Troy Woody' Accused of Killing Girlfriend as Chilling Video Evidence Emerges
In a gruesome case of misplaced love, it has just come to light that a Bitcoin trader by the name of 'Troy Woody Jr' (along with his business partner) ...
‘Yahoo of Crypto:’ Bitcoin Economist Makes Case Against ‘Science Experiment’ Ethereum

Ethereum is at best a $13 billion “science experiment,” believes Tuur Demeester. The Austrian economist, known for his anti-Ethereum remarks, explained why he has been overly pessimistic about the blockchain project in a 50-pointer thread. A majority of these points referred to the Ethereum team’s earlier promises of improving the main chain’s scalability. Ethereum Can’t

Bitcoin Above $3900 Again as All Top Cryptocurrencies See Gains
29 — all of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing moderate to substantial gains, with Bitcoin's (BTC) price going above $3,900 again, according to ...
Bitcoin and Crypto Poised to Outperform All Asset Classes in 2019, Says Former Wall Street Investor
A former hedge fund executive says Bitcoin is poised to outperform all other asset classes in 2019. Travis Kling, founder and chief information officer of ...
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Technical Analysis: Bear attacks the green market
As the crypto market is having a rough ride being with constant ups and downs, Bitcoin Cash [BCH] has seen good overall growth. The coin was ...
Trezor and Ledger Respond to Claims Their Crypto Wallets aren’t Secure

Three researchers and engineers have published a presentation from the 35th Chaos Communication Congress revealing claimed vulnerabilities in cryptocurrency hardware wallets. Trezor and Ledger have responded saying in short, their user’s cryptocurrency balances are safe. Dmitry Nedospasov, Thomas Roth, and Josh Datko, created the website wallet.fail and promised to publish their presentation to the Chaos

Bitcoin Subreddit Grew 61% In 2018, Even Amid Crypto Winter
As reported by Ethereum World News in early-December, the /r/Bitcoin subreddit, the de-facto hub of all online discussion regarding BTC, surpassed ...
Kraken Enables Bitcoin Cash and XRP Margin Trading
Crypto exchange Kraken has launched margin trading options for two of the top digital currencies by market capitalization, Bitcoin Cash and XRP.
eToro offers fiat to replace Bitcoin SV as they won't support it on their platform
Crypto exchange, eToro just released an official announcement on their website offering a “unique deal” to their customers who hold Bitcoin Cash.
Former Wall Street Investor: Big Chance Crypto is Best Performing Asset in 2019

Travis Kling, a former Point72 Asset Management executive, a hedge fund that oversees $12.4 billion in assets, said that there is a big chance crypto becomes the best performing asset in 2019. The Ikigai Fund founder made the case that cryptocurrencies were never present during a proper bear market in traditional finance and the decline

The bitcoin ATM has arrived in Lancaster County. Not surprisingly, people don't know what it is.
It's a bitcoin ATM — the only one in Lancaster County, according to the website Coin ATM Radar. And it's the latest sign that cryptocurrency, despite its ...
Bitcoin Price Watch: If People Build on the Blockchain, Bitcoin Will Rise
Still, however, many are claiming that the price of bitcoin is not a valid representation of its position in the financial market. Many developers remain ...
2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks
The CEO of one of the largest crypto security companies recaps his takeaways from the year that was.
Bitcoin Babushkas: Cryptocurrency mining in Siberia
Siberia may be the last place you'd expect to find cutting-edge cryptocurrency mining, but conditions in the remote Russian region are said to be ideal.
Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Bull run imminent as coin rides the green wave
Major coins like Bitcoin [BTC], XRP and Ethereum [ETH], all plan to close the year on a high, improving investor sentiments along with price supports.
Tone Vays: When Bitcoin (BTC) Reverses, Altcoins Won't Return
CoinTelegraph recently sat down with Tone Vays, a former traditional markets trader turned Bitcoin (BTC) diehard, to talk about what happened to the ...
Where the Future of Crypto Payments Is Being Built
The Philippines may not be the crypto capital of the world – but it may be where infrastructure building runs the deepest.
Bitcoin [BTC] spikes by 7.6%; close to breaking out above $4k mark again
The cryptocurrency market continues to ride the waves of the bull and the bear's wrath. At the time of reporting, Bitcoin [BTC] was trading at a price of ...
Crypto Tidbits: Bitcoin Stolen From Electrum Users, Litecoin Sponsors UFC
The Litecoin Foundation divulged a sponsorship with the UFC, while Bitcoin's Lightning Network continued to swell. However, it hasn't been all ...
XRP and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] margin trading launched on Kraken
Kraken, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, recently announced that the company has launched margin trading for Bitcoin Cash [BCH] and XRP.
Cryptocurrency This Week: Is The Bitcoin Party Over?
A year on, Bitcoin is currently trading at $3.9K, and the entire crypto market has shrunk to $130 Bn. Meanwhile, in India, the Reserve Bank of India ...
Bitcoin Price Rally Loses Steam Near $4000 – Will Bulls Wake in 2019?
The Bitcoin price has spent the first day of this weekend struggling to get through the $4,000 mark. The digital currency attempted a bullish reversal on ...
City watchdog targets Bitcoin dealing
City watchdog targets Bitcoin dealing ... escalating concern over the threat posed by Bitcoin and other digital assets to the integrity of financial markets.
TRON Hits New Milestones: 1 Million Accounts and 100 Million Contracts

TRON founder Justin Sun’s plan for blockchain domination seems to be going well. The TRON blockchain now has over 1 million user accounts and has reached over 100 million contracts recorded. The number of TRON addresses, or users, is growing by between 10,000 and 40,000 per day. According to tronscan.org TRON, user address growth now

UBS Director Blames Trump White House for Dow Jones Sell-Off

Art Cashin, managing director of trading floor operations for investment firm UBS Financial Services, has firmly blamed United States President Donald Trump for the stock market volatility that caused the recent Dow Jones Industrial Average sell-off. Veteran stock market trader Cashin blamed the latest government shutdown and Trump’s attacks on the Federal Reserve for the

Bitcoin Grew 82000% in 7 Years But 'Died' 91 Times in 2018
Bitcoin died 91 times in 2018 alone and 337 in total. But despite the latest bear cycle, hard data shows that Bitcoin has grown with more than 82,000 ...

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