Monthly Archives: October 2020

800K BitBay users face 2nd unscheduled outage this year

BitBay went down at approximately 4:28 PM UTC today. Estonia-based cryptocurrency exchange BitBay went offline for almost two hours on Monday without explanation. According to a tweet posted by BitBay on Oct. 12, the exchange went down at approximately 4:28 PM (UTC) today before resuming trading at 6:10 PM. BitBay posted an update before it had resolved the unnamed issue, announcing its plan to launch the platform with “the blocked possibility of transaction processing.” Users had 30 minutes to cancel offers posted on the exchange shortly before […]

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Ledger wants to help MicroStrategy secure its $400m Bitcoin treasury

Square’s SubZero cold wallet is great, but Ledger Vault is better says the company’s VP of Product. Ledger is mostly known for its consumer-facing hardware wallets, but since last year, a number of enterprises have also begun to use Ledger Vault, according to the company’s vice president of product, Jean-Michel Pailhon. This product is focused on providing custody solutions to enterprise clients.  In fact, the Ledger team is currently trying to sell MicroStrategy on the advantages of its product. MicroStrategy is a business intelligence company that made a […]

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Price analysis 10/12: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BNB, LINK, DOT, ADA, LTC, CRO

Bitcoin’s strength above the $11,500 multi-year resistance is also pulling many altcoin prices higher. U.S. equity markets are nearing all-time highs on the hopes that Democrats and Republican will break their current stalemate and strike a deal to release another round of stimulus for American citizens and the small businesses they operate. While these monetary and fiscal stimulus measures have been proven to boost stock market returns in the short-term, they also add to the massive debt burden facing the U.S. Printing more money from thin air […]

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Things just got MESSy for potential Ethereum Classic 51% attackers

Ethereum Classic is using an idea Vitalik Buterin had in 2014 to help fend off 51% attackers. Over the past weekend, on block 11380000, a solution for the prevention of 51% attacks was introduced to the Ethereum Classic (ETC) community. Several such attacks have recently placed ETC at a crossroads, leaving the very survival of the chain uncertain. In the weeks that followed these attacks, the community worked to evaluate numerous potential solutions.  The first one that has been implemented is called MESS, which stands for Modified […]

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G7 will block Libra launch until regulations in place

“No global stablecoin project should begin operation until it adequately addresses relevant legal, regulatory, and oversight requirements.” In a draft of a statement expected to be released tomorrow, countries representing the world’s largest economies said that they would initially oppose the launch of Facebook’s Libra project. According to an Oct. 12 report from Reuters, central bankers and finance ministers from the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, and the U.K (also known as the Group of Seven, or G7), said it would halt global stablecoin projects […]

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The Silk Road Balance Sheet Discrepancy: Bitcoin Worth $4.8 Billion Still Missing

The original Silk Road marketplace has been shut down for well over seven years now and to this day, 444,000 bitcoin worth $4.8 billion is still missing. Just recently, a report focused on those funds discusses one of the market’s biggest mysteries and how people have seemingly forgotten about this massive stash. A number of people understand that the Silk Road marketplace was shut down by global law enforcement (LE) in October 2013 and LE subsequently arrested Ross Ulbricht shortly after. Individuals are also familiar with the […]

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$17K Bitcoin price a real possibility if bulls flip $12K to support

Bitcoin’s newly found bullish momentum has traders targeting $12,000 and above. Bitcoin (BTC) price had been acting inside a narrow range for the last few weeks but the momentum and trend shifted as a bullish breakout occurred on the announcement that Square had allocated 1% of its cash reserves to BTC. This bullish breakout even caused the price to rally from $10,600 to $11,500, which is almost $1,000 in a few days. Despite this strong upside move, traders are still cautious as they are unsure whether the […]

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CFTC chairman admits regulation must keep up with innovation

The U.S. government is behind on innovation by a wide margin, says official. Speaking at the digital LA Blockchain Summit, Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman, Heath Tarbert, said U.S. regulation lags behind crypto and blockchain. “I would be the first to agree with you that innovation is unlikely to come from the government,” Tarbert told interviewer Anthony Pompliano on Oct. 7 as part of an event segment on the role of digital securities in the derivatives market. Tarbert explained that the private sector often leads innovation, with regulators’ carrying […]

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BoE governor continues to assert Bitcoin has ‘little intrinsic value’

“It may have extrinsic value in the sense that people want it,” said Bailey. Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey’s position on crypto apparently hasn’t changed despite the economic fallout of the pandemic in the United Kingdom. According to an Oct. 12 report from Reuters, Bailey spoke at a Bank of England, or BoE, question and answer session with members of the U.K. public on Monday. At that time, he stated that he was “very nervous” about people using Bitcoin (BTC) for payments. The governor said people […]

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Short the dollar: How Goldman’s bearish stance uplifts Bitcoin Q4 sentiment

Analysts at Goldman Sachs are bearish on the U.S. dollar in the near term. Goldman Sachs, the $71.4 billion investment bank, is reportedly bearish on the U.S. dollar. For Bitcoin (BTC), which has recently rallied above the dreaded $11,100 level, this could serve as a potential catalyst. Bitcoin is heading into the last two months of the year with significant uncertainty. But if the dollar continues to slump, it could buoy the momentum of BTC and gold in the fourth quarter. The daily chart of Bitcoin. Source: […]

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