Monthly Archives: February 2020

These Maps Will Help You Locate Merchants Ready to Accept Your Cryptocurrency

Getting into Bitcoin is a first step many have already taken, and with the generally positive start of 2020, more are likely to make the move. But then there’s the question of what to do with your coins. Regardless of how you obtained them – through purchase, faucet, airdrop, fork, business, or salary — it’s an important point to consider. Luckily, options to spend your cryptocurrency have been increasing. Here’s how to find places that accept decentralized digital money using online maps. Also read: How to Find […]

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Market Analysts Naeem Aslam and Ian Balina Debate Coronavirus and Crypto

Analyst Naeem Aslam and Tokenmetrics CEO Ian Balina battle it out over the impact of coronavirus on crypto, and whether the halving is already priced into the markets. In today’s crypto market discussion, Cointelegraph is joined by crypto analyst Naeem Aslam, and the CEO of Tokenmetrics Ian Balina to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the cryptocurrency markets.  Will the economic impacts of the coronavirus leave people flocking to cryptocurrencies as a safe haven? Naeem Aslam is skeptical of Bitcoin’s purported ‘safe haven’ status, emphasizing that […]

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Coronavirus, Drug Dealers and Buffett’s BTC: Bad Crypto News of the Week

Coronavirus keeps marching on the planet, drug dealers lose millions of dollars in BTC, while Tyler Winklevoss experiences his “Bitcoin pizza moment.â€� Check the bad crypto news of the past week The experts have had a rough few days. Anthony Pompliano, co-founder and partner at Morgan Digital Creek, spoke to CNN about Warren Buffett’s poor view of Bitcoin. The Sage of Omaha had said that he doesn’t own any BTC and sees no value in digital currencies. Pompliano argued that Buffett might be a whiz when it […]

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Bitcoin Price Falls $1,400 in One Week — Is the Bear Market Back?

After falling $1.4K in a week Bitcoin’s bullish trend appears extinguished but finding support at the 21-WMA could reopen the path to $10.4K. This week the equity markets experienced their worst week in 12 years and as this meltdown took place the crypto market also took a hit.  Bitcoin (BTC) and the cryptocurrency market saw a significant selloff this week and this outcome is relatively reasonable given that people sell their assets out of fear of potential economic instability. Other safe-haven assets like gold and silver also […]

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Threat Alert: New Trojans Targeting Major Crypto Exchanges Apps Discovered

US-based exchange Coinbase is being targeted by a new banking Trojan that steals Google 2FA Codes. ThreatFabric, an Amsterdam-based cybersecurity firm specializing in threats to the financial industry, has identified the “Cerberus” Trojan that steals 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) codes generated by the Google Authenticator app for internet banking, email accounts, and cryptocurrency exchanges. US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is one of the crypto platforms listed in Cerberus’ exhaustive list of targets — which also includes major financial institutions around the world and social media apps.  The cybersecurity firm […]

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New Malta Government Says It Still Wants to Run a ‘Blockchain Island’

Will Malta continue to be a “blockchain islandâ€� or has it lost its way to the top of the ledger? Last week, the financial watchdog of Malta came forward with an unexpected statement. Apparently, Binance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange that had been enjoying a close relationship with local authorities, is not authorized “to operate in the crypto currency sphere,” as the regulator’s press release stressed.  While the Malta Financial Services Authority has yet to license any cryptocurrency business — and not just Binance — under the country’s […]

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Bitcartcc’s Merchant Solution: Developer Builds Self-Hosted Btcpay Alternative Supporting Bitcoin Cash

On February 28, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents were introduced to a new platform called Bitcartcc. The project is a self-hosted open source payment processor that allows merchants to accept bitcoin cash easily. Bitcartcc was created because the developers behind the popular application Btcpay refuse to add support for BCH. Bitcartcc was built so anyone can leverage a “light and fast solution” for accepting bitcoin cash payments. Also read: Record Breaking Interest – Observing the Predictive Power of Bitcoin Futures Over BTC Spot Prices Bitcartcc: Self-Hosted, Open Source […]

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Jack Dorsey Should Be Replaced as Twitter CEO, Investor Proposes

Well known activist investor Elliott Management has called for Jack Dorsey to be replaced as CEO of Twitter. Billionaire investor, Paul Singer, is pushing for the removal of Jack Dorsey as CEO of Twitter. According to a CNBC article dated Feb. 28, the Elliott Management founder and activist investor is concerned about Dorsey’s time being split between two $5 billion-plus companies, and his desire to move to Africa. Singer questions Dorsey’s focus The $40.2 billion hedge fund managed by Singer took a major stake in the social […]

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Wilshire Phoenix Slams SEC for Bitcoin ETF Rejection

New York asset manager Wilshire Phoenix has issued a damning response to the SEC’s rejection of its proposed Bitcoin ETF. Wilshire Phoenix, a New York-based asset management firm, has responded to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejecting its proposed Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). The firm states it is “very disappointed” by the SEC’s ruling, emphasizing that it went to great lengths to ensure compliance with the SEC’s expectations: “We made every effort to get the SEC’s attention on this important issue, including undertaking […]

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Peter Thiel-Backed Startup Says Texas Is the Best Place to Mine Bitcoin

Shortly after commencing mining, the CEO of US-based mining company Layer1 has stated that texas offers bitcoin miners the “cheapest power in the worldâ€� at scale. Alex Liegl, CEO of Layer1 Technologies, a US-based Bitcoin (BTC) mining company that recently announced its intention to repatriate 30% of Bitcoin’s hash power by 2022, has described Texas as offering miners the “cheapest power in the world, at scale.” Less than two weeks ago, Layer1 commenced mining operations at its facility in western Texas, bringing multiple 2.5-megawatt container rigs online. […]

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