Monthly Archives: November 2020

Bitcoin analysts explain what’s next in the aftermath of BTC plunging to $16.2K

Analysts and traders discuss both bull and bear cases for Bitcoin after the BTC price plunged to $16,200. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped sharply on Nov. 26 following a mass sell-off from whales. Data from on-chain data firms, namely Santiment, Intotheblock, and CryptoQuant, show heightened levels of whale exchange inflows. Whales selling right under Bitcoin’s all-time high, particularly when the market sentiment was overly euphoric, led to a massive drop. Roughly $1.8 billion worth of futures contracts were wiped out, as Cointelegraph reported. Some exchanges, like […]

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All Pizza Hut Locations Accept Cryptocurrencies in Venezuela

All Pizza Hut locations in Venezuela now accept a broad range of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, via the payment platform Cryptobuyer. Pizza Hut joins Burger King, Intercontinental Hotel, Traki, and several other major stores in Venezuela that accept bitcoin. Pizza Hut Accepts Bitcoin Cryptobuyer announced on Friday that all Pizza Hut restaurants in Venezuela now accept cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. The company wrote: From today, you can share with your family and pay with cryptocurrencies … in any of the Pizza Hut restaurants in Venezuela. The announcement adds that […]

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Big banks think new furniture is innovation, but they are wrong

True innovations are a serious problem for traditional financial institutions, but fintech and crypto startups have the solution. When banks finally come to improve their technology experience, they go no deeper than changing the front end. They’ll make a button blue instead of green or create rounded edges on buttons instead of square ones. They think in terms of their interfaces, not the back end. If a bank were to truly innovate its technology, it’d dig deeper into the back end and transform its legacy technical infrastructure, […]

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Veteran Analyst Says BTC Might See Further Correction but ‘Prices Have Not Topped’

Following bitcoin’s sharp pullback on November 26, renowned trader Peter Brandt says BTC is likely to see a further correction, although he thinks prices have not topped. The comments follow the massive sell-off of cryptos that resulted in traded volumes of $8.5 billion being recorded across exchanges in just 24 hours. According to Messari, this is the second-highest traded volumes figure ever recorded. Prior to the bears taking over, BTC had gone on an extended bull run and during the run up, many analysts predicted the digital […]

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EURST Stablecoin – Reinvention of the European Economy

Over the years, we have been introduced to a digital transformation, which has created and shaped communities around the world. Digital technologies have introduced newly evolved ways of how the world interacts, operates, and most of all, conducts exchanges. In the current economic hardship and the Covid-19 global pandemic, the European Union has had to face many operational and structural facts, one of them being the strength of the fiat currency; the Euro. The European Economy Operates via a Flawed System Since the introduction of the Euro, […]

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Researcher Publishes Never Before Seen Emails Between Satoshi Nakamoto and Hal Finney

Just recently three previously unpublished emails from Bitcoin’s inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, have been made public. The emails reveal the correspondence between Satoshi and the early Bitcoin developer Hal Finney. The communications between Nakamoto and Finney stem from November 2008 and January 2009, the very month Bitcoin was launched. On November 27, three emails that have never been seen before were made public in an editorial written by Michael Kaplikov, a professor at Pace University. According to Kaplikov, the emails derived from the New York Times contributor Nathaniel […]

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Data shows Bitcoin price drops days after BTC futures open interest hits $1B

Data shows Bitcoin has a pattern of sharply correcting after the open interest on BTC futures tops $1 billion. There was a time when BitMEX derivatives exchange reigned sovereign over other exchanges, and the company effectively held a 50% market share until July 2019. For this reason, traders kept a close eye on every indicator connected to BitMEX, including its funding rate, open interest, and basis. Open interest measures the total number of contracts held by market participants. As the figure rises higher, so does the potential […]

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Tether’s market cap is growing at a near-record pace

The market cap of USDT swelled by 1 billion over nine days. The market cap of Tether (USDT), a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin, has surged in recent weeks, potentially helping to fuel the recent Bitcoin (BTC) rally that drove prices to near all-time highs.  Paolo Ardoino, who serves as dual CTO to Bitfinex and Tether, tweeted Thursday that the supply of USDT increased by 1 billion over nine days, marking the second-fastest expansion in its history. The record was set on Sept. 4, 2020 when, over eight days, […]

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Hodl or spend? Retailers offer Black Friday deals for those paying with cryptocurrency

As crypto enters the mainstream, major retailers are offering discounts and promotions to get customers to pay using cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency adoption is slowly but surely making its way to the mainstream — a notion that has become more apparent as major retailers like PayPal announce support for digital currencies. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that crypto holders may be keen to spend some of their digital currency this holiday season.  According to a new report from Forrester and blockchain payments service provider BitPay, cryptocurrency […]

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Negative Bitcoin headlines affect speculators, not HODLers says Morgan Creek CEO

Yusko claimed “Investors drive long term value, speculators drive current price.” The motivation and time horizon for entering Bitcoin (BTC) will ultimately dictate whether investors succeed in this new asset class, according to crypto pioneer Mark Yusko. On Friday, the CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management commented on the recent wave of negative headlines concerning Bitcoin. In a series of tweets, Yusko said financial institutions are justifiably concerned about Bitcoin’s disruptive impact and will use whatever means they have to slow its adoption. The normal response to […]

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