Monthly Archives: August 2020

Nigerian Crypto Activity Has Been On the Rise Since April

Nigeria outperformed the rest of the world by the level of interest in Bitcoin over recent months. Nigeria, the biggest source of Bitcoin (BTC) trading volume in Africa, is apparently one of the fastest-growing crypto markets in the world, according to a new report. According to a new study by major crypto wallet Blockchain.com, Nigeria has seen the largest influx of activity on its wallet app since April 2020. Nigeria shows biggest interest in Bitcoin globally Published on Aug. 5, the report says that Nigeria has been […]

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Record $830M CME Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Highlights Bullish Trend

Top traders’ net exposure and institutional investors’ growing open interest in Bitcoin futures contracts show the market remains tilted toward bulls. Bitcoin (BTC) has been in a fairly strong bullish trend since mid-March when the price rebounded from the massive crash which saw the price drop as low at $3,600 on some exchanges.  Regardless of whether one is tracking the price on a 3-hour chart or the weekly timeframe, the price has steadily steamrolled higher, culminating with a test of $12,100 on August 2.  Technically, there hasn’t […]

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Pomp: Goldman Sachs’ Interest In Blockchain Shows Innovation Out of Necessity

Anthony Pompliano states innovation inevitability in light of recent blockchain comments from new Goldman Sachs brass, Mathew McDermott. Mathew McDermott has assumed the role of global head of digital assets for banking giant Goldman Sachs, touting future blockchain predictions.  “In the next five to 10 years, you could see a financial system where all assets and liabilities are native to a blockchain, with all transactions natively happening on chain,” McDermott told CNBC for an Aug. 6 article.  Tweeting out the quote on Aug. 6, Morgan Creek Digital […]

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North American Investors Vastly Favor Bitcoin Over Other Cryptocurrencies

North America-based institutional investors tend to buy and hold cryptocurrency more than those based in East Asia, according to Chainalysis. Bitcoin (BTC) is the most popular cryptocurrency for trading in every region of the world, but North American investors are the cryptocurrency’s biggest fans, a new report says. On Aug. 6, major crypto analytics firm Chainalysis published a report devoted to key trends in the North American crypto market. According to the report, North American investors “disproportionately favor Bitcoinâ€� over other cryptocurrencies like Ether (ETH) or XRP. […]

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Someone Transferred a Billion Dollars in Bitcoin for Less Than $5

An unknown Bitcoin wallet paid a mere $4 to transfer over $1 billion. According to information provided by the crypto Twitter account, Whale Alert, 92,857 BTC ($1,092,603,640) were sent from an unknown wallet for a fee just of $4 at current market rates. Although the Bitcoin network is well known for its generally low transaction fees, the cost-per-transaction has increased by over 500% in the last month. Bitcoin Block Bot, another whale alert-style Twitter account, reported on June 27 that a 101,857 BTC transaction had moved 0.5% […]

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Pantera’s Founder Foresees $100K+ Bitcoin On the Horizon

Dan Morehead is more conservative in his Bitcoin price predictions than his firm Pantera Capital, though both agree that it will hit $100,000. Pantera Capital is the oldest Bitcoin investment firm in the United States. When the company’s founder, Dan Morehead, was asked to make a Bitcoin price prediction during a recent interview, he first mentioned an investment letter published by the firm. In this letter, based on the stock-to-flow model, the firm made the bold prediction that Bitcoin will hit $115,000 by August 2021.  Stock to […]

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Kazakhstan May Tax Crypto Mining At a Flat-Rate of 15%

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of the Economy wants to tax crypto mining in an effort to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. A proposal made by the government of Kazakhstan aims to impose a 15% flat-rate tax on crypto mining. The plan would use any funds accumulated through the tax to deal with the COVID-19 crisis in the country. According to Forbes, the Ministry of the Economy hopes to combat COVID-19 by funding countermeasures through the collection of such taxes. This represents a departure from the nation’s previous statements, which […]

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Sundays Are the Perfect Time to Buy the Bitcoin Dip, Data Shows

New data shows Sunday evening is the best time to buy Bitcoin at a ‘discount’. Recent data shows that Sunday evening is the best time to buy Bitcoin (BTC) according to Capriole digital asset manager Charles Edwards. As shown below, historically, BTC saw higher returns on Sunday evenings into early Monday morning. Bitcoin shows higher returns on Sunday evenings. Source: Charles Edwards Edwards said: “Bored on Sunday at midnight? It just so happens to be the best time to buy Bitcoin.â€� There are several reasons Bitcoin might […]

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Testimony From Craig Wright’s Ex-Wife Throws a Twist in the Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

On June 30, a jury trial was scheduled for the notorious Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit on October 13. Now a recent filing from the plaintiffs notes that when Craig Wright’s ex-wife Lynn Wright recently testified, she revealed a number of interesting findings. Lawyers representing the Kleiman estate say her testimony brings the “infamous “Tulip Trust” into question and that it wasn’t a “‘blind trust’ as previously alleged.” In mid-July, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the deposition of Craig Wright’s current wife Ramona Watts and her understanding of how bitcoin […]

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Casa Launches In-Wallet Purchasing

Bitcoin custody solution provider Casa has announced today that it is offering in-wallet bitcoin purchases, allowing Casa App users to forgo exchanges when they add to their HODLings.  In a release shared with Bitcoin Magazine, Casa explained that users can make these purchases using Apple Pay or debit cards, which connect them to retail exchanges through a secure API provided by Wyre. Wyre offers similar services to other projects in the space, such as DropBit. Casa, which positions itself as a particularly security-conscious provider of private key […]

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