Monthly Archives: October 2020

Tether’s general counsel doubles down on support for Peter McCormack

“Tether supports Peter McCormack and believes he’s in the right,” said Stuart Hoegner. Stuart Hoegner, general counsel for Tether and cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, is pushing back against claims the stablecoin operator has abandoned podcaster Peter McCormack in his lawsuit against Craig Wright, the Australian national claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. In an Oct. 24 tweet from Hoegner, the general counsel called a recent article from crypto media platform Coingeek which stated Tether had pulled funding from McCormack in his legal battle against Wright “a lie.” Coingeek is owned by […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, XLM

Bitcoin remains in an uptrend but is facing signs of exhaustion above $13,200, suggesting that a minor correction could drag altcoins lower. Hot on the heels of Paypal’s crypto adoption, JPMorgan’s Global Markets Strategy division released a report detailing how Bitcoin (BTC) could offer “considerable” upside “if it competes more intensely with gold as an ‘alternative’ currency.” According to the analysts, the three reasons for their long-term bullish view on Bitcoin are the large valuation gap between Bitcoin and gold, the growing utility of cryptocurrencies, and millennials […]

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PayPal special! Crypto plans revealed, Bitcoin’s reaction, critics circle: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 19–25

The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link! Coming every Sunday, Hodlers 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   PayPal to offer crypto payments starting in 2021 When rumors started circulating in June that PayPal was planning […]

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How Hackers Exploited Twitter’s VPN Problems, Obtained God Mode and Took Over Accounts

An investigation by the New York State Department of Financial Services has revealed how the great Twitter hack in July happened. A total of 130 high-profile, celebrity accounts were compromised and many were used to tweet about a bitcoin giveaway scam. How Twitter Was Hacked The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released its Twitter investigation report last week. It explains how the massive Twitter hack on July 15 happened, resulting in many high-profile accounts being accessed and used to tweet about a bitcoin giveaway […]

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Coinbase CEO prompts furious accusations of hypocrisy as he pushes political misinformation

Brian Armstrong labeled a misleading political post endorsing Kanye West for president as “epic” Less than a month after Brian Armstrong declared Coinbase should “be laser focused on achieving its mission,” he seemingly violated his own policy by tweeting a political post riddled with falsehoods… during business hours.  In an Oct. 23 tweet from Armstrong’s personal account, the Coinbase CEO posted a link to a blog written by Rob Rhinehart on Kanye West’s presidential run with the tagline “epic post.”  Epic post from @robrhinehart 🙂 https://t.co/lyUIIgQUbw — […]

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Commodity trading gets sweeter with blockchain-based sugar exchange

The UAE project will allow clients to trade tokenized sugar 24/7 without brokers, and fits into the Emirate Blockchain Strategy 2021’s goals The world’s largest sugar refinery, Al Khaleej Sugar, officially announced the application of blockchain technology in its recently launched sugar trading platform, DigitalSugar.io. Users of the UAE-based platform will trade the spot price of sugar via tokens tied to “up to 100,000 tonnes of raw sugar,” with its peg assured by the Universa blockchain who will be issuing electronic warrants of ownership with the tokens. Traders […]

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Kanye West: Bitcoiners Know the True Liberation of America and Humanity

U.S. presidential candidate Kanye West professed his respect for bitcoiners during a podcast interview with Joe Rogan. He says bitcoiners “really have a perspective on what the true liberation of America and humanity will be.” Kanye West and Bitcoin Kanye West is one of the world’s best-selling musicians, having sold over 140 million records worldwide. He announced in July that he is running for President of the United States this year. In a podcast interview with Joe Rogan, published on Saturday, West confirmed that he is still […]

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How to build a crypto mining rig in 2020 to earn Bitcoin and Ether

Mining with home rigs is back, so here’s what those interested need to know to put together their own rig at home. In a time of global crisis, a pandemic, and a generally unstable political and social environment, cryptocurrencies have shown remarkable stability. Moreover, the pandemic-induced economic downturn played into the hands of the industry by not only attracting professional cryptocurrency traders but also reviving mining as a way of generating passive income.  It is not surprising that countries experiencing difficult political and economic situations have witnessed […]

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Morpher Labs attempts to crack knotty prediction market problems

The new prediction marketplace solves longstanding liquidity issue, but does it create new problems? On August 31, 2020, Morpher Labs announced the launch of its flagship Ethereum-based contract trading and prediction market platform, Morpher, with the stated goal of providing users unlimited access to long-and-short trades of real-world stocks, commodities, and FOREX markets.  The technical obstructions of such a goal, however, have historically proven tricky to navigate.  In a recent interview with Cointelegraph, Morpher Labs CEO Martin Forehler explained that Morpher’s vision is to allow worldwide access […]

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3 reasons Bitcoin suddenly dropped 3% in 1 hour and recovered

The price of Bitcoin abruptly dropped over 3% in under an hour after surging to $13,350, but its high time frame log charts remain highly optimistic. Three factors likely triggered a quick decline in the price of Bitcoin (BTC) on Oct. 25. First, traders pinpoint the $13,300 to $13,500 area as a major resistance range. Second, futures and options markets are neutralizing. Third, weekend trading is seemingly amplifying volatility. The $13,300-$13,500 range is a key resistance area for Bitcoin in the short term Before the sudden price […]

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