Monthly Archives: November 2020

Not just Wall Street: Quant trader explains why Bitcoin price is going up

Alameda Research’s Sam Trabucco pinpoints four main factors that are pushing the price of Bitcoin toward its all-time high. Sam Trabucco, a quantitative trader at Alameda Research, believes four general factors are pushing up the price of Bitcoin (BTC).  The catalysts are increasing adoption, whales, inflows from other products into Bitcoin, and influence from other markets. Alameda Research is a major cryptocurrency firm that trades a variety of cryptocurrencies and derivatives, with a volume between $600 million and $1.5 billion a day. The weekly price chart of […]

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Number of new Bitcoin addresses spikes amid growing FOMO

Bitcoin is getting more popular each day. As Bitcoin (BTC) hit a three-year high on Nov. 18, more people around the world have started moving into the world’s largest cryptocurrency, according to Glassnode data. Glassnode, a major provider of cryptocurrency analytics data, recorded a major spike in the number of new Bitcoin addresses on Nov. 18. According to Glassnode, the number of new BTC addresses registered per one hour hit nearly 25,000 addresses for the first time since January 2018 — the month following Bitcoin’s all-time high of […]

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Japan’s megabanks to lead experiment with digital yen

Could a new, coordinated effort to digitalize the Japanese economy be strong enough to compete with residents’ persistent use of cash? Japan’s three largest banks, as part of a group of 30 private sector actors, are set to collaborate on an experiment with a digital yen. The group consists of banks, various Japanese brokerages, utility and telecom firms and retailers, according to a Reuters report published on Nov. 19. For the purposes of the experiment, the private banks will be responsible for issuing the currency, although the […]

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OCC’s Brian Brooks Says China Owns Bitcoin but Crypto World Disagrees: Chinese Crackdown Pushes Miners Away

Bitcoiners on social media have panned remarks by acting U.S. currency comptroller Brian Brooks that bitcoin is owned by China due to the country’s disproportionate share of the crypto’s mining power. The bitcoiners argue that the disproportionate number of miners stationed in China only means the corresponding block rewards will reflect this imbalance. They add that no country owns bitcoin. Controlling Internet 2.0 According to Brooks, who has been tapped as the substantive director of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), bitcoin miners in China […]

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Finance Redefined: You get hacked, they get hacked, everyone gets hacked, Nov. 11-18

Four hacks in a week are too much, even for DeFi. If people actually used insurance against hacks, this week would definitely have bankrupted a great many insurers. A total of four flash loan-enabled exploits were registered in the span of one week (one of them actually happened the week before, but nobody noticed until later). We have, in order, Cheese Bank with a $3.3-million theft, Akropolis with its $2-million loss, Value DeFi with a whopping $6-million exploit, and finally Origin Protocol’s loss of $7 million. In […]

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OKEx to resume withdrawals next week with promises of 100% reserves

OKEx is set to lift its withdrawal freeze first introduced on Oct. 16, claims the exchange cooperated with authorities and no foul play was discovered. Major cryptocurrency exchange OKEx is finally resuming withdrawals of customer assets after weeks of waiting. The exchange first suspended withdrawals on Oct. 16, a decision that subsequently rocked crypto markets.  According to today’s announcement, full customer withdrawals will resume on or before Nov. 27. OKEx will conduct security checks to resume hot wallet operations and ensure that user funds are safe. OKEx […]

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Quppy Users Are Offered a Referral Program

PRESS RELEASE. Quppy services can now be referred for an attractive direct cashback. The Quppy digital financial solution is launching its first referral program. Quppy current and new users are now provided with their unique referral links to share among their communities. The Quppy referral program works on a volume basis. Both the referrer and the referee are awarded with 15 euros right after the referee transaction volume reaches 600 euro. Every Quppy user has an unlimited number of referral initiatives. “We have developed a perfect two-sided […]

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Join BlockShow, part of the FinTech Festival backed by Monetary Authority of Singapore

BlockShow 2020 at Singapore FinTech Festival to reflect on achievements of blockchain and how the mainstream finance industry is starting to accept blockchain and digital currency tech. BlockShow has unveiled the speakers for the upcoming cryptocurrency-related event taking place in Singapore in December. As previously announced, the Singapore FinTech Festival, or SFF 2020, is organized in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the country’s major financial regulator and de facto central bank. The hybrid online and physical event will run from Dec. 7–11, 2020. The upcoming conference […]

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Bitcoin analyst sees ‘perfect backdrop’ for $100K this bull cycle, $1M by 2035

Bitcoin can pass its $20,000 all-time highs within weeks, says Alex Saunders, while Ether only needs a year to beat its own record. Bitcoin (BTC) can hit $100,000 in five years and $1 million by 2035, Nugget’s News CEO Alex Saunders has told Cointelegraph. Speaking in an interview with Cointelegraph Markets analyst Michaël van de Poppe on Nov. 18, Saunders described current conditions as a “perfect backdrop” for new highs. Saunders: $1M Bitcoin price by 2035 “It’s either going to keep going like right now in the […]

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Crypto Security Firm Fireblocks Raises $30 Million in Series B Funding, Targets Global Expansion

Crypto security firm Fireblocks said Wednesday that it has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round. The money will be used to hire new talent as well as to expand its global operations to meet “institutional and retail market demand for digital assets.” The round was led by Paradigm, with participation from Fireblocks’ existing investors – Galaxy Digital, Digital Currency Group, Cyberstarts, Tenaya Capital, Swisscom, and Cedar Hill Capital, according to a company statement. “With the new injection of capital, we will be able to […]

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