Monthly Archives: October 2020

P2P Trading Resumes on Okex While Withdrawals Freeze Still in Effect: Tron Foundation Announces Cashout Plan for TRX Holders

Asian cryptocurrency exchange Okex says peer to peer trading is now open but the freeze on withdrawals remains in effect. In an update, Okex CEO Jay Hao reveals that buying cryptocurrency via the fiat gateway is now active as well but he fails to give a timeframe for the resumption of withdrawals. In an earlier tweet, the CEO reassures customers that their funds are safe and that withdrawals will commence as soon as possible. On Oct. 15, Okex announced the suspension of withdrawals of cryptocurrency after an […]

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PayPal’s crypto integration means Bitcoin could triple its user base

PayPal’s crypto integration may bode well for Bitcoin price as its user base could triple Bitcoin (BTC) price has again punched through the $13,000 mark after yesterday’s PayPal’s announcement sparked a powerful rally which drove the price to a new 2020 high.  Currently sitting near $13,100, Bitcoin price has rallied nearly 10% since the announcement and BTC is now close to overtaking PayPal as the 21st biggest asset by market capitalization. PayPal’s crypto announcement comes two weeks after Square, another payments giant, announced its own foray into […]

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Not everyone in the crypto industry is thrilled about PayPal’s recent news

PayPal’s Bitcoin integration is “probably not because they want to spur healthy adoption,” explained SatoshiLabs. While many in the industry were pleased with Bitcoin’s surge past $13,200 following an announcement that PayPal intends to integrate crypto into its network, some fail to see any benefits beyond the immediate price movement. According to an Oct. 21 blog post from Satoshi Labs, the team behind the crypto hardware wallet Trezor, PayPal’s push to start selling Bitcoin (BTC), is “probably not because they want to spur healthy adoption.” Their arguments […]

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Blockstack PBC changes its name to ‘Hiro’

The name is a reference to the protagonist in Neal Stephenson’s novel, Snowcrash. Blockchain software firm Blockstack PBC announced that it will be changing its name to “Hiro Systems PBC.” Muneeb Ali, co-founder and CEO of Blockstack, told Cointelegraph that the team plans to focus on a narrower set of priorities once the stacks 2.0 mainnet launches — something they believe has the potential to unlock an “immense amount of value and possibility”: “We’ll narrow our focus to building tools for developers that are building apps and […]

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As Corporations Build Bitcoin Treasuries, We All Win

The last three months in Bitcoin have been marked by large corporate entities transitioning significant portions of their treasury holdings into bitcoin. In August, software intelligence company MicroStrategy announced that it purchased 0.1 percent of the total BTC supply (its CEO Michael Saylor has since gone full maxi, and become a bit of a celebrity in the space). Major payments company Square, which has been offering BTC exposure to users of its mobile payments platform for some time, allocated $50 million of its assets to bitcoin in […]

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Top traders say Bitcoin log chart points to a 2017-style BTC bull run

As Bitcoin price rises to new heights, top traders say the monthly and logarithmic chart signal that BTC is entering a new bull trend. Peter Brandt, a well-regarded veteran trader, recently emphasized the high demand from institutions as a key catalyst for Bitcoin’s strong performance. BTC/USD 1-month chart. Source: TradingView The strong high time frame technical structure of BTC, especially the weekly chart, and the strengthening fundamentals are buoying the market sentiment. In a tweet, Brandt posted the above chart and said: “Bitcoin—IF the current gains hold through […]

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For the first time since 2018 Bitcoin balances on exchanges fell below 2.5M

Bitcoin’s balance on three popular exchanges decreased by 390k BTC over the past 9 months. On October 20, 2020, the amount of Bitcoin (BTC) held at major exchanges fell below 2.5 million BTC for the first time in two years.  Source: Glassnode. Nexo co-founder Antoni Trenchev opined to Cointelegraph that this trend is driven by the world finally realizing that only Bitcoin offers sound monetary policy: “[People are] slowly are realizing what some of us have known for a while — BTC is the only sound monetary […]

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Bitcoin market sentiment and fundamentals still favor BTC price bulls

As Bitcoin briefly surpasses $13,000, its highest price for 2020, market sentiment and fundamentals both favor a prolonged bull market. Bitcoin price has seen a healthy upward tick toward the $13,000 mark in the fourth quarter. At the start of the quarter, Bitcoin (BTC) was in the sub-$11,000 region, and from there, constant rises took the price to the $13,000 mark on Oct. 21 for the first time this year. The price rallied to $13,217, a record high for 2020, before falling to around the $12,750 mark. […]

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Price Increase Drives 98% of Bitcoin Holders Into a State of Profit

The price of bitcoin jumped significantly on Wednesday after the payment processor Paypal announced cryptocurrency support. The jump in value has pushed a large number of bitcoin holders into a state of profit, according to Glassnode “percent of UTXOs in profit” statistics. Based on the current data, 98% of all bitcoin UTXOs are in a state of profit touching levels previously recorded three years ago in December 2017. The price of bitcoin (BTC) closed at a high at $13,184 per coin on Wednesday, October 21 following the […]

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PayPal Brings Users To Bitcoin, But Not The Bitcoin Network

News broke on the morning of October 21 2020, that PayPal would grant its users the ability to purchase, sell and hold bitcoin within its app. PayPal’s stock price rose 4.65 percent on the news, and the bitcoin price continued its rise from $11,400 to $12,700 by midday. There is no denying that PayPal is a monster in the mobile and digital payment processing space. Since the lockdowns stemming from the spread of COVID-19, consumers and businesses are transacting with cash less often, and more often paying […]

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