Monthly Archives: November 2020

Bitcoin Black Friday Is Back On November 27!

Bitcoin Black Friday is coming back for 2020 with over 200 merchants and over 250 product deals! Bitcoin Black Friday has returned this year with 350 deal listings from over 300 companies to date, and even more deals are going live to celebrate Bitcoin Black Friday (November 27) through Cypher Monday (November 30). What started in 2012 with very humble beginnings as a grassroots initiative from some active Bitcointalk forum members and just a few dozen participating Bitcoin merchants, has grown over the years to a large-scale […]

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Cypherpunk Holdings becomes 9th largest public holder of Bitcoin

Canadian holding company dumped XMR and ETH to fund its acquisition. Cypherpunk Holdings (CSE:HODL), a privacy-focused Canadian investment company, has upped its stake in Bitcoin (BTC).  The company disclosed Thursday that it has added 72.979 BTC to its reserves since June 30, 2020. Cypherpunk funded the acquisition by liquidating its holdings of Monero (XMR) and Ethereum (ETH), as well as through partial proceeds from a private placement of $505,000 CAD, or $388,000 U.S., closed on Aug. 27. With the purchase, Cypherpunk now has 276.479 BTC in its […]

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Bitcoin and blockchain topics to discuss with the crypto curious this Thanksgiving

Experts explain how to address common questions newcomers may have regarding bitcoin and the blockchain space. With Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent price movements drawing fresh attention to the blockchain industry, conversations centered around cryptocurrency have once again begun to see an uptick. Google Trends data shows that searches for the term “Bitcoin” have increased to yearly highs following the asset’s rally above $19,000.  Given the current circumstances, discussion centered around Bitcoin, general questions about blockchain and cryptocurrencies may come up at the Thanksgiving table. Yet while the crypto community […]

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Record $7.4B Bitcoin futures open interest shows pros still expect $20K BTC

Bitcoin price fell short of reaching $20,000, but record high open interest on BTC futures shows pros are still bullish. Bitcoin (BTC) price failed to blast through the $20,000 level this week but multiple records related to volume and open interest were made on the way up to $19,484. One notable achievement was the open interest on aggregated futures contracts reached $7.4 billion at derivatives exchanges.  BTC futures aggregate open interest. Source: Skew As depicted above, there has been a 110% increase over the past 6 months, […]

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Spending Sats: A Look at This Year’s Bitcoin Black Friday Deals

Every year the shopping holiday called Black Friday allows consumers to get better deals on products and services. On November 24, the day also known as ‘Bitcoin Black Friday’ will provide crypto users access to deals when they purchase items with digital assets like bitcoin. Due to the fact that bitcoin prices have been on a tear this year, the Bitcoin Black Friday holiday madness is in full swing. Bitcoin Black Friday is back and there are all kinds of deals strewn across the worldwide web. During […]

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Garlinghouse: Ripple would still thrive even if XRP were declared a security

The CEO thinks his company will be just fine, even in this hypothetical scenario. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse believes his company can still thrive under a hypothetical scenario where XRP is declared a security by U.S. lawmakers.  Appearing on episode 439 of the Pomp Podcast, Garlinghouse talked about the implications of XRP being declared a security by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. He said such a position would run contrary to the prevailing view among G20 markets. While acknowledging that “it’s very hard to […]

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Compound liquidator makes $4M as oracles post inflated Dai price

DAI reached a price of $1.3 on Uniswap and Coinbase, the two exchanges used by Compound’s oracles. The crypto market suffered a powerful crash on Thursday morning UTC, which sent prices of major currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) tumbling in excess of 10%. When traders rush for the exits, the price of stablecoins generally increase as the demand for stability rises. In today’s crash, however, the effect became particularly pronounced on Dai (DAI), which briefly traded for $1.3 between 7 and 8 AM UTC. Dai/USD […]

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Ideaology’s IEO Ushers the Launch of Blockchain Platform for Innovators

PRESS RELEASE. DUBAI, UAE – Ideaology is proud to announce its IDEA token pre-sale on December 1, 2020. The pre-sale event is an initial exchange offering (IEO) on P2PB2B exchange. Users will have a chance to purchase IDEA tokens with a 22% discount before the IDEA token public sale. Ideaology aims to be the “Biggest Blockchain Ecosystem in 2021 and beyond”. Along with the pre-sale launch, Ideaology’s Active IDEA platform will go live on December 1, 2021 as well. The very existence of Ideaology is a testament […]

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Bitcoin is disruptive, making its market cycles erratic, Horizen CEO says

Bitcoin price cycles may not be as consistent as some believe, according to two industry CEOs. Launched nearly 12 years ago, Bitcoin (BTC) is known for its often volatile market cycles. Though some feel that Bitcoin’s position as a store of value keeps these cycles fairly consistent, Rob Viglione, co-founder and CEO of Horizen, disagrees. “The only consistent thing about Bitcoin and crypto markets is a large degree of uncertainty,” Viglione told Cointelegraph. “We’re witnessing, in real-time, the birth of an industry, the birth of a new […]

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Ethereum 2.0: Less is more… and more is coming

Ethereum 2.0 is no longer about just the potential to bring Ethereum to a much more diverse audience than ever before. On June 19, 2020, Ethereum increased its gas limit by 25% from 10 million to 12.5 million. In no less than two days, this newfound capacity was used up, bringing the block use right back to 100%. This cat-and-mouse game between a higher gas limit and a surge in use has occurred the last three times Ethereum has raised its gas limit. There is evidently a […]

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