Monthly Archives: July 2020

Dogecoin Surges, Coinbase Rumors, Brave Legal Threats: Hodler’s Digest, July 6–12

Bitcoin has practically turned into a stablecoin, Dogecoin has experienced a huge resurgence in popularity, and Coinbase might be preparing to list on the stock market. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Which way Bitcoin price? Current “stablecoinâ€� period mimics early 2017 Bitcoin’s price has hardly moved an […]

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‘Ferocious Rally’: Weiss Ratings Bullish on Bitcoin, Price to Hit $70K Next Year

Weiss Ratings has outlined key reasons why investors should be bullish about bitcoin, seeing a “ferocious rally” with the price of the cryptocurrency expected to hit $70,000 next year. In addition, the Federal Reserve’s massive money-printing and institutional investments into cryptocurrencies add to the bullishness. Why Weiss Ratings Is Bullish on Bitcoin Weiss Ratings analysts Bruce Ng and Juan Villaverde explained last week why investors should be bullish about bitcoin despite some sideways consolidations. Weiss Ratings currently ranks bitcoin first among all cryptocurrencies overall. One of the […]

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Coinbase CEO Defends Licensing of Analytics Platform to Gov’t Agencies

Coinbase CEO says analytics platform is important to comply with AML rules and that only privacy coins can offer true privacy. Coinbase defended the licensing of its analytics software saying if people really wanted privacy, privacy coins were around. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took to Twitter to talk about Coinbase Analytics and the company’s practice of licensing out the platform, explaining why crypto exchanges must have some sort of analytics software to comply with banking regulations. “Exchanges that maintain connections into the existing financial system (i.e. ability […]

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We May Expect a Bitcoin Rally If Coronavirus Breaks Into a Second Wave

Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cryptocurrency and blockchain-based asset markets: negligible or significant? COVID-19 has become a defining moment in the course of our society, but the impact of the pandemic can be seen through its effects on the economy and society in general. From the perspective of a Bitcoin (BTC) investor, there are many things to consider. Coronavirus emergent patterns determine how the infection spreads and sets the society on a particular course into the future. The impact of the novel coronavirus on […]

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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, LINK, ATOM, XLM, BNB

The rally in altcoins is likely to continue if Bitcoin holds at its current levels but a breakdown below $9,000 could lead to aggressive profit booking by altcoin traders. At various points throughout 2020 Bitcoin (BTC) was correlated with gold. During these phases BTC was acting as an uncorrelated asset, but now it has become highly correlated to the S&P 500. This suggests that the top-ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap has been finding acceptance among various groups of traditional investors during different stages of the current coronavirus pandemic […]

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Shipping Giants Piloting Blockchain to Improve Efficiency

The Port of Rotterdam, along with global shipping giants, launches blockchain pilot to improve container handling’s safety and efficiency.   The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands has launched a blockchain-based pilot with some of the world’s leading shipping companies to improve the safety and efficiency of millions of containers that are unloaded in the port every year, according to a release from the port on July 9. Secure Container Release, the new blockchain application is reportedly to replace the traditional PIN code with a digital signal. […]

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Tether Freezes Millions of Dollars USDT in 40 Addresses Amid Regulatory Pressure

Stablecoin issuer Tether has blacklisted 40 Ethereum addresses holding millions of dollars of the tether cryptocurrency, 24 of which were banned this year. This finding follows the Centre Consortium taking a similar action due to a request by law enforcement. Tether Frozen in 40 Addresses Tether has banned 40 Ethereum addresses holding millions of dollars of the stablecoin USDT, according to an analysis by Ethereum researcher Philippe Castonguay who shared his findings on Dune Analytics. Banned addresses cannot receive or send the cryptocurrency. The 40 addresses “have […]

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Unitize Roundup: Top 10 Quotes From the Virtual Blockchain Conference

Vitalik Buterin, Heath Tarbert, Brock Pierce and many more — here are 10 memorable quotes to take away from five days of the Unitize virtual blockchain conference. The five-day Unitize virtual blockchain conference organized by BlockShow and San Francisco Blockchain Week ended with the final session on Friday. The event saw appearances from Heath Tarbert, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of Ethereum; and Tim Draper, a serial blockchain investor, as well as other speakers from a diverse pool of market […]

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Blockchain Platform Targets Change in Agriculture & Fishing Industries

The Release project says its blockchain-powered platform can solve logistical challenges for the agriculture and fishing industries. Release, a blockchain-powered social commerce platform, has announced on July 12 that its platform is ready to transform the agriculture and fishing industry. The agriculture and fishery industries have a huge potential to scale at a global level if issues such as logistical efficiency and price fairness can be solved. Release has reportedly developed a social commerce architecture that will help in transforming the global agriculture and fisheries logistics. It […]

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US Dept of Homeland Security Buys Analytics Software From Coinbase

Coinbase is selling its blockchain analytics software to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service. Following criticisms from the crypto community, CEO Brian Armstrong defended Coinbase’s position. Coinbase Selling Analytics Software to US Government Public records on the U.S. government’s websites reveal that the San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has signed a contract with the U.S. government for its blockchain analytics software. The records were first spotted by The Block. The contract, awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was signed […]

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