Monthly Archives: July 2020

Bitcoin-Friendly Kanye West Running for US President 2020, Taking on Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Kanye West announced on Independence Day that he is running for president of the United States in 2020, taking on Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Responding to the bitcoin-friendly singer with 21 Grammy Awards, Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk said West has his full support. Kanye West Running for President 2020 Kanye West is one of the world’s best-selling musicians, with over 140 million records sold worldwide. He announced on July 4 via Twitter that he is running for president in 2020. The […]

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CBDC is the Most Important Trend in Payments Says Visa Crypto Chief

Visa’s head of crypto says CBDC is the most important payments trend in the next decade. Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDC, may just be one of the most important trends over the next decade claims Visa’s head of crypto. Cuy Sheffield, who runs credit card giant Visa’s crypto projects, tweeted that “as governments evaluate CBDC, the path they decide to take will have major implications for privacy, monetary sovereignty, geopolitics, and financial inclusion, as well as global adoption of crypto dollars and Bitcoin.â€� He said: “I’d […]

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Bitcoin Price Analyst Says This Can Prevent a Big BTC Drop in Q3 2020

The price of Bitcoin dropped below $9,000 for the second time in one week but the uptrend of BTC can be sustained despite a historically bearish Q3. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped below $9,000 for a total of eight times in the past two months. Yet, it has recovered with strength after every pullback. According to a pseudonymous crypto analyst, Bitcoin could sustain its uptrend if it reclaims the 200-day displaced moving average (DMA). The analyst, known as CryptoKea, said: “BTC broke the lower band of […]

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Biggest Corporations Sceptical of Introducing Crypto Payment Option

Are traditional business enterprises ready to embrace a blockchain-based payments network? Maybe not, according to two research reports. The news that PayPal, the payments giant with 325 million active user accounts worldwide, was considering the direct sale of crypto assets — along with custodial services — had the crypto community buzzing last week, even if the reports couldn’t be verified. On July 1, a PayPal representative told Cointelegraph: “PayPal does not comment on rumors or speculation.â€� Guy Hirsch, the United States managing director of eToro, told Cointelegraph: […]

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4th Amendment Does Not Protect Bitcoin Data, US Fifth Circuit Court Rules

A Fifth Circuit panel of judges recently ruled that Fourth Amendment rights do not apply to cryptocurrency transaction data that stems from an exchange. The U.S. court ruled against the defendant, Richard Gratkowski, who attempted to leverage the Fourth Amendment in an appeal. According to the ruling of a three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit courts, the American government’s Fourth Amendment does not apply to bitcoin transactions used in a crime if they stem from virtual currency exchanges. Richard Gratkowski was charged with allegedly making payments to […]

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Bitcoin Price Consolidating But What Happens if $9K Support Is Lost?

Several signs are pointing to a new bear market for Bitcoin as mining chip manufacturers are feeling the pinch from the halving and the global economic downturn. Bitcoin (BTC) has failed to challenge the multi-year resistance of $10,500 since the beginning of June 2020. This extended period of chop will ultimately result in one of two inevitable outcomes.   Either a massive green candle to catch bears off guard or a period of profit-taking that will see the leading digital crypto-asset fall to sub $8K levels in the […]

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UNICEF Crypto Fund to Invest $100K in Humanitarian Blockchain Projects

UNICEF’s crypto fund is looking for blockchain startups from emerging countries that tackle COVID-19 and humanitarian challenges. Over the past four years, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has been investing in startups applying open-source technology, hoping to make the world a better place, but is looking to step up its game even further now. Cecilia Chapiro, an investment advisor at UNICEF Ventures, told Cointelegraph that UNICEF had launched its innovation fund in 2016 with the goal to support emerging technologies being built in developing countries. Since […]

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Personal Data of 250,000 People From 20 Countries Leaked by Bitcoin Scam

A global bitcoin scam has reportedly leaked personal data of about 250,000 people from more than 20 countries. The majority of the compromised data were of people in the U.K., Australia, South Africa, and the U.S. This bitcoin scam operates under several different names. Investors’ Personal Data Leaked A global threat hunting and intelligence company, Group IB, revealed this week that it has “discovered thousands of personal records of users from over 20 countries of the world exposed in a targeted multi-stage bitcoin scam.” The Singapore-based company […]

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DeFi Offers Potential Investment Opportunities said HyperChain Capital

HyperChain Capital CEO says DeFi provides potential growth and investment opportunities for the digital assets management firm. Decentralized finance, or DeFi, offers potential growth opportunities said the chief executive of digital assets management company HyperChain Capital. HyperChain CEO Stelian Balta said DeFi “has a huge opportunity to growâ€� and that digital currencies and blockchains are something the company continues to look on with interest.  “I believe DeFi space has a huge opportunity to grow and one of the leaders in DeFi space, Kyber Network, just crossed $1 […]

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