Monthly Archives: November 2020

Law Decoded: Green lights of the SEC, black flags of Binance, Nov. 13–20

Libel laws and new faces at the U.S. securities regulator lead the week’s news. Editor’s no Amid a political news cycle that has been stuck in a nauseating loop, covering crypto is often refreshing. Partisan forces have yet to dig out the trenches. A lot of the current task is just getting working definitions in play.  Meanwhile, the technology advances at a mind-boggling rate, and there are still enough outrageous scams, absurd tomfoolery and indeed general skulduggery to keep everything from getting dull. Speaking of skulduggery, I […]

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4 reasons why Bitcoin price is on the verge of a new all-time high

Bitcoin price looks on track to set a new all-time high for these 4 key reasons. Earlier today the price of Bitcoin (BTC) hit $18,815 on Binance for the first time in nearly three years. Following the breakout, BTC is on track to see a new all-time high in the near term for four significant reasons. The factors that make a new record high likely are growing institutional demand, reduced selling pressure, a spot-driven market rally, and the significance of the $18,500 resistance breach. BTC/USD 4-hour chart. […]

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Poloniex exchange goes down on the brink of new Bitcoin all-time high

When all eyes are on Bitcoin, exchanges sometimes suffer difficulties. With a new all-time price high in sight for Bitcoin, crypto exchange Poloniex recently went offline. “Poloniex is currently unavailable due to an unexpected issue,” the exchange’s customer support Twitter page said on Friday. “We are investigating the issue and will keep you updated here throughout.” Bitcoin has yielded exuberant upward price action in recent weeks, as well as catching growing attention. When traffic becomes dense on exchanges, their systems sometimes go down, locking out traders. This […]

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Video: Nick Szabo, Adam Back And David Chaum On The History Of Bitcoin

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn In this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s Bitcoin In Asia, some of the godfathers of Bitcoin — Nick Szabo, Adam Back and David Chaum — discuss the history of the technology with host John Riggins. This episode was recorded during a live panel from Seoul at Korea Blockchain Week and is laid out as a history of the ideas and events that led to Bitcoin from their first-person accounts. It also features their current thoughts on the latest experiments in […]

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Bitcoin shortage is real, and PayPal is the cause, Pantera Capital claims

Bitcoin’s supply crunch could be having a dramatic impact on price, according to Pantera Capital. PayPal’s entry into the cryptocurrency market could be having a dramatic impact on the Bitcoin (BTC) price.  In a newly published report, crypto investment firm Pantera Capital says a Bitcoin shortage is at the heart of the recent price surge and that the majority of newly minted BTC is being scooped up by PayPal. PayPal’s new crypto service is “already having a huge impact,” Pantera claims, adding that the payment merchant is […]

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IMF lawyers argue that central banks need reform before they can issue CBDCs

New and developing research from the International Monetary Fund suggests that central banks around the world need new legal definitions for tokenized currencies. On Friday, the International Monetary Fund published a new working paper on central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, and their legal ramifications.  In the paper, researchers including IMF legal counsel Wouter Bossu and Catalina Margulis argue that current frameworks are inadequate for issuing public-facing CBDCs. The researchers are particularly concerned about how existing definitions of money can apply to such a new technology, but, […]

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Price analysis 11/20: BTC, ETH, XRP, LINK, LTC, BCH, DOT, BNB, ADA, BSV

Bitcoin price is back on the path to a new all-time high, and it seems altcoins intend to follow suit. Bitcoin’s (BTC) current rally has largely been led by investments from institutional investors and publicly listed companies. Data from Bitcointreasuries shows that companies hold about 4.54% of the current Bitcoin supply. A survey of 700 high-net-worth individuals chosen from across the globe shows that about 73% of respondents either own or want to own cryptocurrencies before the end of 2022. The proposed influx of money from large […]

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US regulator wants to stop banks from blacklisting legal businesses, crypto included

New rule-making aims to stop “creeping politicization of the banking industry,” says OCC head. Per an announcement on Friday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, is looking for public comments on rule-making that would stop banks from denying services to businesses based on sector. In the words of Comptroller Brian Brooks, “Blanket boycotts of entire industry sectors have to stop.” The OCC’s announcement points to political hot-button issues that banks have systematically denied services to, including oil and gas companies in Alaska as […]

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Fake Uniswap app on Google Play Store has already lost one user $20,000

The fraudulent mobile app has already received over 100 downloads. A fraudulent mobile application claiming to be the Uniswap exchange has reportedly stolen money from an investor, offering an important reminder of the scams that still pervade the nascent cryptocurrency industry. Alex Saunders, founder and CEO of the Australia-based Nuggets News, recently reported that one of his members lost $20,000 to a fake Uniswap mobile application that was listed on the Google Play Store. The app, called “Uniswap DEX,” was published Nov. 10 by a person or […]

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Grammy Nominated Hip-Hop Star Logic Dropped $6 Million Into Bitcoin Last Month

During the last few months, a slew of celebrity luminaries, millionaires, and even a number of billionaires have announced taking the plunge into the crypto asset economy. On Thursday evening, the former rapper Robert Bryson Hall II, known professionally as “Logic,” revealed he purchased $6 million worth of bitcoin last month. The retired American rapper Logic has made a name for himself during the last ten years when he started his songwriting and record producing career in 2010. During the last decade, Logic released six studio albums […]

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