Monthly Archives: February 2020

Continuing Its Crypto Market Takeover, Binance Fires Up BNB Futures

Binance continues futures trading platform expansion, adding BNB to the mix. Crypto exchange unicorn Binance will launch Binance Coin (BNB) futures trading on Feb. 10. As the 17th cryptocurrency available on Binance’s futures trading branch, BNB comes with 50x leverage, paired against Tether’s USDT stablecoin, Binance detailed in a Feb. 7 press release provided to Cointelegraph. BNB pumped with the rest of the market Binance’s BNB coin has already rallied several dollars this month, hitting a price of $22.16 by press time. Cointelegraph analyst and trader Keith […]

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Alexander Vinnik Claims Injustice While Now Fighting Charges in France

The case against suspected Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik enters a new phase, Cointelegraph reaches out to Vinnik’s lawyers. After spending 30 months in detention, Greek authorities have finally extradited the Russian national and alleged Bitcoin (BTC) money launderer Alexander Vinnik to France. Prosecutors in France are charging Vinnik, operator of the defunct BTC-e crypto exchange, with multiple counts of money laundering, extortion and conspiracy. Vinnik also has pending extradition requests from both Russia and the United States. The alleged Bitcoin criminal has previously stated his preference […]

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Defi Market Surpasses $1 Billion – But There’s a Catch

The total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance applications has surpassed $1 billion, prompting celebrations from the Ethereum community. Not everyone has been swift to toast the milestone, however, with suggestions that the true value locked into defi protocols is materially lower. Meanwhile, creeping competition from centralized lenders shows that defi will have to innovate if it is to retain its value proposition. Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla Stock, Tron: How Warren Buffett Got His First Bitcoin A Big Day for Defi The moment decentralized finance advocates had […]

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Introducing the Cointelegraph Top 100

Cointelegraph’s editors have chosen who we believe will be the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain in 2020. Surveying the landscape as the most widely read publication covering cryptocurrency and blockchain, Cointelegraph’s editors had the ambitious idea to put together a list of the most influential people in this hectic, hype-filled, world-changing, weird industry that we all cover. After weeks of heated debate — will politicians be at the forefront of the crypto space in 2020? should we have more developers or business leaders on […]

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Ethereum Price Sets 2020 High — Are Investors Buying the ETH 2.0 Hype?

This week the total value of USD locked in DeFi platforms topped $1 billion and Ether price broke through a key resistance to rally to a new 2020 high. Altcoin price action has been the talk of the town for the past two weeks — and for good reason. Since the start of 2020, altcoins like Icon (ICX), AION and WanChain (WAN) have surged more than 200%, 120% and 60% respectively, leading some analysts to suggest that a new altcoin season has begun.  Crypto market daily price […]

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Crypto Users Can Bet on the 2020 Election with a Futures Trading Product Called TRUMP

Crypto exchange FTX launches TRUMP futures trading, letting users bet on the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. Crypto derivatives exchange FTX recently launched “TRUMP,” a new futures trading product that lets users bet on President Trump’s re-election in 2020.  TRUMP “is a futures contract that expires to $1 if Trump wins the 2020 presidential general election and $0 otherwise,” an FTX representative told Cointelegraph. “So far most of the volume has traded on the offer, implying that traders think Trump is likely to win re-election.” Derivatives products seem […]

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Bitcoin’s New 2020 High, US Marshals Bitcoin Auction and More on the Bad Crypto Podcast

Crypto news for your ears instead of your eyes. This week’s episode of the Bad Crypto podcast condenses the latest blockchain news into easy listening format. And it’s a good week to be in the know on crypto and blockchain topics. Bitcoin’s bull run continues, and the price is lately flirting with $10,000. The Winklevoss twins have gone on a stablecoin patent extravaganza, and Ethereum godfather Vitalik Buterin shared his unflattering opinions on Bitcoin Cash. Though Coinbase is a large and established exchange, some users reported issues […]

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Bitcoin Cash Community Begins Crafting Q&A Stack Exchange Site to Build Knowledge Base

On February 6, Bitcoin Cash supporters were introduced to a new BCH-centric Stack Exchange community called bitcoincash.stackexchange.com. The goal of the Q&A site aims to build a “knowledge center” for Bitcoin Cash developers and individual researchers interested in learning about BCH. Also Read: IOTA, EOS, XLM, ADA – 4 ‘Bitcoin Contenders’ With Zero Use Cases and Barely Any Infrastructure The Curation of a Bitcoin Cash-Centric Q&A Community Begins BCH proponents and developers are engaged in bringing Bitcoin Cash to the masses but there’s still a lot of […]

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Chinese Startup Donates $14K to Fight Coronavirus While Launching a Blockchain Data Platform

Chinese startup FUZAMEI has rolled out a philanthropy-focused blockchain platform for tracking and managing data. Chinese startup FUZAMEI has rolled out a philanthropy-focused blockchain-based platform for tracking and managing data. Dubbed “33 Charity,” the platform is designed to boost the transparency and efficiency of businesses’ internal processes, including charitable organizations, according to a press release published on Feb. 7. The platform appears to be a shared network where organizations can register, store and manage information about individuals. Improving the social trust system Donors and recipients are able […]

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Price Analysis Feb 7: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, ADA, XTZ

Most major cryptocurrencies are nearing stiff resistance levels, which can result in a few days of consolidation or a minor correction. The institutional investors have maintained their bullish stance on Bitcoin. Though the spot price is yet to hit $10,000, CME Bitcoin futures have already reached the five-figure mark. Additionally, the Bitcoin futures open interest on BitMEX has topped $1.5 billion. This shows that the institutional traders expect the rally to extend further. Morgan Creek Digital Co-Founder Anthony Pompliano meanwhile has said that his idea of Bitcoin […]

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