Monthly Archives: October 2020

Lagging Bitcoin futures premium shows BitMEX is losing investor trust

BitMEX is maintaining respectable liquidity and open interest but the exchange could still face a total client exodus. For BitMEX, 2020 has been quite a rough year and from the look of things it’s only set to get worse.  The popular derivatives exchange is no longer as relevant and impactful on crypto market price action as it was 2 years ago, but a significant short-term price correlation among top exchanges has been proven repeatedly. A well-documented case occurred in May 2019, when a large sell order on […]

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SEC bring John McAfee to court over ICO promotion

The cybersecurity millionaire and former presidential candidate sees new additions to his legal woes. On Monday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against John McAfee for allegedly promoting initial coin offerings (ICOs) without disclosing that the ICO issuers were paying him, a violation of U.S. securities law. Per the complaint: “From at least November 2017 through February 2018, McAfee leveraged his fame to make more than $23.1 million U.S. Dollars (‘USD’) in undisclosed compensation by recommending at least seven “initial coin offerings” or ICOs to […]

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Fraudsters are switching from credit cards to Bitcoin, says consumer protection company

Scammers are taking advantage of one of Bitcoin’s strengths, as once lauded by Satoshi Nakamoto. Fraudsters are taking advantage of the irreversible nature of crypto transactions, says MyChargeBack’s vice president of global operations, Michael Cohen. When Bitcoin (BTC) was first envisioned, one of its selling points was the fact that it was offering better protection to retailers than credit cards. In one of his earliest emails — from November 10, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto parried a complaint from an early adopter James A. Donald, who lamented the fact […]

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These China-based notaries are using the Blockchain to manage their client’s cases

They’ve been quietly handling thousands of cases for months now. 40 firms have used Shanghai’s blockchain-powered notary platform to handle over 3,000 cases since its launch in January. According to Jiemian, the “Hui Cun” platform (which is managed by Shanghai Xuhui Notary Public) is a blockchain-based electronic data storage protocol that exercises notarization functions. It stores pictures, videos, and screen recordings on the platform via a blockchain network. These files are then preserved for use in litigation. Shanghai’s Xuhui Notary Public Office claim that the platform allows them […]

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$9 Trillion in Stimulus Injections: The Fed’s 2020 Pump Eclipses Two Centuries of USD Creation

Since September 2019, research shows the Federal Reserve has pumped over $9 trillion to primary dealers by leveraging enormous emergency repo operations. A recently published investigative report shows the U.S. central bank submits the daily loan tally, but the Fed will not provide the public with information concerning the recipients. Estimates say, in 2020 alone, the U.S. has created 22% of all the USD issued since the birth of the nation. The U.S. Federal Reserve has printed massive amounts of funds in 2020 and bailed out Wall […]

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Bitcoin Reddit Roundup – September 2020

Welcome to the September Edition of Reddit Roundup by Nik and Flip of Bitcoin Magazine! This contains 44 links to most of the best quality content that was uploaded to Reddit for this month. Most links come from the popular r/bitcoin, but we also retrieved posts from other ones as well such as r/BitcoinMining. In this roundup, there are 10 different categories each link falls under, and the categories are: Privacy, Adoption, Development, Security, Mining, Business, Education, Regulation & Politics, Archaeology (Financial Incumbents), and last but not […]

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Bloomberg: Bitcoin ‘has had a tendency of adding zeroes to its price’

Bitcoin may take twice as long to get to $100,000 than previously surmised. In its latest crypto newsletter, Bloomberg observes that Bitcoin (BTC) “has had a tendency of adding zeroes to its price,” noting that the asset previously went from $1,000 to $10,000 in less than four years. Maturation may have slowed this trend somewhat, but Bloomberg does not appear to believe it has reached a full stop. They noted that such a rise could occur again, though it may not be for some time: “If the […]

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This country accepts more retail crypto transactions than anywhere else in Latin America

Venezuela may have the most crypto volume, but this country bests all of Latin America when it comes to retail crypto transactions. A recent study showed that Latin America represents 7% of the entire global cryptocurrency economy. Out of that segment, Mexico has captured almost 11% of all retail crypto payments since July 2019. El Economista cited research by Daniel Cartolin, a development representative from the blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis, which showed that the region has received $24 million in retail crypto transactions and sent $25 million to other […]

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Long and short positions, explained

Discover the intricacies of short and long positions in crypto trading. These principles can be applied by both new and experienced traders. How can margin trading amplify the targets of long and short positions? Margin trading can magnify the potential results of long and short positions thanks to leverage — i.e., borrowed funds. Going long or short might be lucrative, especially when the cryptocurrency is volatile. Still, professional traders prefer margin trading, as they can amplify potential profits by several times. However, the risks also increase by […]

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Price analysis 10/5: BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB, BCH, DOT, LINK, CRO, LTC, ADA

Traders are attempting to kickstart a new trending move in Bitcoin and altcoins by attacking overhead resistance levels. A recent report by ARK Investment Management LLC presents a strongly bullish case for Bitcoin’s (BTC) future value. The group projects that Bitcoin’s network capitalization will rise to $1-$5 trillion over the next five to ten years. The asset manager argues that Bitcoin offers one of the most attractive risk to reward ratios and should be included in well-diversified portfolios. However, Blockstream CEO Adam Back believes that the estimation […]

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