Monthly Archives: June 2020

Bitcoin Price Drop to $8.9K Caused by Whales Selling at Major Exchanges

Selling by Bitcoin whales dropped BTC reserves at major exchanges and triggered today’s sell-off to $8,900. As the weekly open commenced Bitcoin price dropped below $9,000 in a rapid pullback, liquidating $30 million in longs on BitMEX alone. According to market data, part of the sell off was the movement of crypto whales closing positions which led to panic selling among retail investors. Whales—individual investors that hold an immense amount of Bitcoin—have the ability to significantly impact the price of BTC and according to on-chain data provider […]

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Crypto 101: How to Send and Receive Bitcoin Cash Via the Bitcoin.com Wallet

During the last few months in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and faltering global economy, many individuals have shown an interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, oftentimes people can find the process a bit daunting because they are not used to using crypto assets and have never experienced the process. The following article is a quick guide on how to get a cryptocurrency address, receive digital assets, and send them as well. Creating a Bitcoin Cash Wallet and Obtaining a Receiving Address Amid the crazy […]

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Waves Wants to Put an End to Bogus Blockchain Speed Claims

Waves Enterprise wants to ‘separate the chaff from the wheat’ when it comes to speed claims from blockchain networks, helping potential users make educated decisions. Waves Enterprise has created a framework for load testing of blockchain networks under real-life scenarios in order to provide greater transparency for potential clients. Original sin Transactional capacity or lack thereof has been a hotly contested discussion in the industry almost from the beginning. The first known response to Satoshi Nakamoto announcing Bitcoin (BTC) was on exactly this topic: “We very, very […]

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$125 B Corporate Giant Will Use Blockchain Tech to Combat Global Warming

$125-billion corporation will use blockchain to achieve deforestation free supply chain by 2023. June 15, Unilever unveiled a $1 billion initiative aimed at fighting climate change in which blockchain technology will play an integral role. Traceability & transparency Unilever is establishing a €1 billion ($1.13 billion) fund that over the next ten years will be used to protect the environment: “To accelerate action, Unilever’s brands will collectively invest €1 billion in a new dedicated Climate & Nature Fund. This will be used over the next ten years […]

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Enhanced Privacy and Scalability: Charlie Lee Breaks Down ‘Litecoin 2.0’

Creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, discussed the upcoming MimbleWimble upgrade which aims at enhancing Litecoin’s privacy and scalability. The creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, discussed the upcoming MimbleWimble upgrade which aims at enhancing Litecoin’s scalability and privacy. Lee noted that Litecoin’s upcoming implementation will be able to scale much better than other privacy-focused protocols, like Monero or Z-Cash. “It does privacy and scare very well compared to other implementations”, he said. Talking about the risks involved, Lee pointed out “hidden inflation”, a bug commonly affecting privacy coins […]

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Israeli Software Firm Goes Behind Regulator’s Back to Pay $250,000 in BTC Ransom

Israel-based Sapiens reportedly paid in Bitcoins for a ransom requested during an attack that reportedly happened between March and April. An Israel-based company reportedly paid $250,000 in Bitcoin for a ransom payment demanded by hackers that threatened to shut down its systems after a ransomware attack. According to a source quoted by Calcalist on June 14, Sapiens International Corp. N.V. — a Nasdaq and Tel Aviv-listed software company — didn’t report the decision to the securities’ regulators of either the U.S. or Israel. The ransomware attack happened […]

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Father of JOBS Act: Gov’t Was Concerned Libra Could Displace Dollar

The father of the JOBS Act would be happy to help Telegram with an IPO if the company chooses to revert to a traditional fundraising model. David Weild IV, who is known as the father of the JOBS Act, believes that the U.S. government had to move to stamp out Facebook’s Libra stablecoin. Facebook: Number of Active Users. Source: Statista. ‘Government’s got to do something’ In an interview with Cointelegraph, Weild said that when he first heard about Zuckerberg’s initiative, he knew right away that the government […]

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Price Analysis 6/15: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, BNB, EOS, CRO, ADA

Recent surges in open interest on Bitcoin and Ethereum options contracts suggests institutional players are continuing to build positions in the top two cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin (BTC) futures daily trading volume plunged sharply from about $20 billion on June 11 to about $5 billion on June 13. This is a negative sign because the volume increased during the sharp fall on June 11 but reduced during the rebound on June 12 and 13. On June 14, the top-ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap declined but the futures volume picked up, […]

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CFTC Chairman Cautions Against ‘Overly Prescriptive Rules’ for Crypto

Chairman of the CFTC Heath Tarbert calls for principles rather than rules to dictate the government’s handling of digital assets. In a framework published in the Harvard Business Law Review on June 15, Heath Tarbert, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, broadly advocated financial regulation based on broader principles rather than specific rules. The argument for principles The argument for principles is that the approach entails less red tape and, ideally, encourages innovation. Tarbert voiced a desire to see the CFTC “stay ahead of the curve […]

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5 Chinese Banks Say Legal Crypto Traders’ Accounts Will Not Be Frozen as Police Widen Crackdown

Following reports that Chinese authorities are freezing bank accounts of cryptocurrency traders, five banks have reportedly clarified their policies. They confirmed that accounts with legal crypto transactions will not be frozen. However, some people claim that their accounts have been frozen without involvement in illegal activities. Crypto Traders’ Bank Accounts Frozen Chinese police have been freezing the bank accounts and bank cards of over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency traders as they crack down on illicit activities involving cryptocurrencies. News.Bitcoin.com recently reported that about 4,000 bank accounts had been frozen […]

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