Monthly Archives: October 2020

Kevin Hart Learns Bitcoin Is a Legit Investment, Not ‘Voodoo Money’ in an All-Star Telethon

Popular actor Kevin Hart gave bitcoin a boost this weekend during an all-star telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Hart told viewers that cryptocurrency is a legitimate investment right after he called it “voodoo money.” Kevin Hart Shouts Out About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency American comedian, Hollywood actor, and producer Kevin Hart shouted out this weekend that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are legitimate investments during an online fundraiser he hosted for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and his Help From the Hart charity. […]

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma praises the disruptive nature of digital currencies

The current conservative international financial system doesn’t suit young people or young economies, says Ma. Jack Ma, the now-retired founder of Alibaba Group, recently spoke to a crowd of bankers and regulators at the Bund Summit in Shanghai about the role digital currencies will likely play in the future global financial system: “Digital currency could create value and we should think about how to establish a new type of financial system through digital currency.” He opined that the current financial system governed by Basel Accords is too conservative […]

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Price analysis 10/26: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LINK, BNB, DOT, LTC, BSV, ADA

Bitcoin and altcoins are showing signs of short-term exhaustion, meaning a few days of consolidation could occur. Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano highlighted data from Santiment, which showed that the 30-day rolling correlation between Bitcoin (BTC) and the S&P 500 is 0. Pomp stressed that the lack of correlation shows that Bitcoin is a store of value.  Along with that, Bitcoin has also outperformed most traditional asset classes such as gold, the S&P 500, crude oil, and the U.S. dollar since the sector wide crash that […]

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British fintech firm opening physical crypto bank branches in India

The new venture will reportedly include 34 “physical branches and operations” in northern India. According to an Oct. 26 announcement from Cashaa, the fintech firm will be partnering with India’s United Multistate Credit Cooperative Society to build a crypto-friendly financial institution called UNICAS. This new venture will reportedly include 34 “physical branches and operations” in northern India, including the cities of Delhi and Gujarat, and the state of Rajasthan. However, the fintech firm stated that it planned to expand to 100 physical branches “where users can access […]

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Video: Printing Is The Plague, Bitcoin Is The Cure

In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, CK sits with Thib Maréchal to discuss the history of money printing and how Bitcoin offers humanity a solution to this great plague. Thib, who works at Bitcoin custody provider Knox, expands on his recent article for Bitcoin Magazine on seigniorage, the long history of money printing and the importance of Plan B. “In this brief essay, we will try to dissect the fundamentally flawed nature of alternative digital currencies, observe bitcoin as a pragmatic monetary evolution in contrast […]

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Anheuser-Busch considers integrating blockchain further into its beer production line

The company is testing a new blockchain pilot that would give customers the power to track their beer’s barley by the bottle. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the parent entity of Budweiser, Corona and many other beer brands, recently began to pilot a platform which lets end-customers track their malt beverages on the blockchain. This is not the first instance of the company’s blockchain interest. They have previously unveiled a number of blockchain initiatives, including a vending machine ID verification system and document management protocols based on the technology.  “For the first […]

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The number of Bitcoin whales hit an all-time high during the latest bull run

Bitcoin whales own almost 8M Bitcoin and do not appear to be in a hurry to sell. The number of Bitcoin (BTC) whales reached a new all-time high amid last week’s price ascension. On October 20, there were 2,178 Bitcoin addresses that held at least 1,000 BTC. By October 25, this number increased to 2,231. At current prices, 1,000 BTC translates to approximately $13 million. Source: Glassnode. Based on this data, we can surmise that the whales control at least 2.23 million Bitcoin — a significant figure equivalent […]

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McAfee continues to promote cryptocurrencies from his Spanish jail cell

Cointelegraph interviews antivirus pioneer John McAfee on the state of Blockchain from his confines in Barcelona, Spain. John McAfee, an eccentric millionaire, crypto enthusiast, and anti-virus expert, was recently detained in Spain on charges of U.S. tax evasion. He also faces charges arising from a series of questionable crypto promotions, from which he allegedly profited millions of dollars. Though he is currently in a Spanish prison, it did not stop him from sharing a few of his thoughts on recent developments in the crypto industry.  With regard to PayPal’s recent […]

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Remembering Room77, Bitcoin’s Favorite Bar

Amid the seemingly nonstop flow of wild events in 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the next bitcoin bull run and copycat bacon cheeseburger token scams (more on that later), the legendary Room77 has now officially closed for good. The Room77 was the first brick-and-mortar business to accept bitcoin. You could pay for your drinks, burgers and for a slightly overpriced hot chocolate (more on that later, too).  I would visit the “Room” several times a year while visiting Berlin and have probably paid for […]

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Imploding Trump Pelosi COVID-19 deal leads to 3% Bitcoin price drop

Bitcoin price fell 3% as the U.S. stock market plummeted, but traders expect these two key levels to prevent a deep BTC pullback. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped 3% in less than three hours as the U.S. stock market plummeted. Following the pullback, most traders are neutral or slightly bearish on the short-term trend of BTC. Traders and on-chain analysts are now pinpointing $12,500 and $11,973 as the two levels to watch for the continuation of the Bitcoin rally. BTC/USD. Source: TradingView.com Why $12.5K and $11.9K […]

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