Monthly Archives: November 2020

This Bitcoin mining company’s stock is in free fall following Q3 loss

The third quarter was tough for mining rig manufacturers as the impact of COVID-19 continued to weigh heavily on the space. The stock of one of China’s “Big Three” mining firms is in free fall Monday after reporting another quarterly loss, underscoring the operating challenges imposed by COVID-19. Canaan Creative, which manufactures mining rigs, released its third-quarter financial results Monday. The company posted a net loss of $12.7 million, or 54 cents per share, on revenues of $24 million. Although quarterly revenues grew 5%, the company’s net […]

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Venezuelan Army Starts Mining Bitcoin for ‘Unblockable Income’

The Venezuelan Army has inaugurated a cryptocurrency mining center with bitcoin mining equipment aimed at generating “unblockable income,” as the country attempts to bypass U.S. sanctions. The crypto mining center has the support of the country’s crypto regulator, Sunacrip. Venezuela’s Army Starts Cryptocurrency Mining The Venezuelan Army’s cryptocurrency mining center was inaugurated on Nov. 19 by the 61st Agustín Codazzi Engineer Conditioning Brigade, according to local media. The inauguration was led by the General of the Bolivarian Army Lenin Herrera, Commander of the Brigade. He was accompanied […]

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Gold and Bitcoin eye inflation-adjusted all-time highs… but it’s taken gold 40 years

Taking U.S. dollar devaluation into account, Gold has still not reached the all-time price high it set in 1980. Gold bug and Bitcoin (BTC) skeptic Peter Schiff was just 17 years old when the yellow metal set its true all-time price high. Meanwhile, Bitcoin, a much younger asset, sits close to its inflation-adjusted all-time high, or ATH, after just three years of downward pressure. Adjusted for inflation, gold reached a price of $678 U.S. dollars in 1980, according to a breakdown from Visual Capitalist. Accounting for inflation, […]

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Tyler Winklevoss tells CNBC that ‘Cash is trash’

He believes that investors will eventually send Bitcoin’s price over $500,000. Not one to mince words, Tyler Winklevoss reportedly told the business network CNBC that “Cash is trash.” In his view, it’s only a matter of time before investors dump the dollar and other fiat currencies for BTC: “At some point, it is hard to look at those data points and say that Bitcoin isn’t an incredible store of value.” His twin brother Cameron Winklevoss also said that Bitcoin (BTC) “just needs to be better than gold” to […]

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Video: Bitcoin Hardware And Security With Cobo’s Lixin Liu

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn This episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s Bitcoin In Asia featured Lixin Liu, the head of hardware at Cobo and the creator of the Cobo Vault, out of Shanghai. Lixin’s background in hardware and international product development, most recently in robotics with Hover Camera, made him the preferred choice of F2Pool and Cobo Founder Discus Fish when he decided to get into the Bitcoin hardware and security game. Lixin and I discussed building out Bitcoin hardware from the ground up and […]

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‘Classic top setup’? Bitcoin price flash crashes on Kraken after all-time high

A likely “stop-loss run” triggers a one-minute candle to more than $3,000 lower than Bitcoin spot price before a rebound in extreme volatility. Bitcoin (BTC) reached a new all-time high on various exchanges on Nov. 30, but one record, in particular, hit the headlines for a different reason. Data from cryptocurrency exchange Kraken shows BTC/USD hit its highest ever price on its order book — then diving to $16,600 in seconds. Kraken BTC price dumps $3,000 The reason for the crash, which will have liquidated a large […]

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Justice Department extradites alleged BTC mining Ponzi operator from Panama

AirBit Club’s leadership has been gathered in New York City and will face charges for stealing “membership dues” to finance massive marketing events and lavish personal lifestyles. Per a Monday announcement, the United States Department of Justice and the Southern District of New York have extradited from Panama a leader of alleged Ponzi scheme AirBit Club.  Gutemberg Dos Santos is one of six operators of AirBit Club indicted, and the last to come into the U.S. to face trial before the SDNY. Dos Santos is a dual […]

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Can DeFi indices finally make crypto-based passive investing worthwhile?

The concept of a DeFi ETF sounds promising, but it’s not without pitfalls. Index investing in the stock market has become extremely popular thanks to the proliferation of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, which often track popular market indices like the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq-100. Investing in the entire market can be a simple but effective strategy. Instead of spending energy and time in trying to beat it — often unsuccessfully — investors are guaranteed average returns, which in the past 10 years have been more than […]

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Bitcoin theft is likely to surge in meager post-COVID economy: report

Cybercriminals may favor a different cryptocurrency in the coming months, however. Cryptocurrency-related fraud and theft are likely to grow in the post-COVID-19 world, according to a new report by cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, Kaspersky Lab. Securelist, Kaspersky’s cyberthreat research arm, published a report on cyberthreats to financial organizations, forecasting some specific types of financial attacks that are likely to surge in 2021. Securelist has predicted that a wave of poverty fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic will inevitably lead to “more people resorting to crime including cybercrime.” That […]

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XRP price now eyeing $1.00 after key support level holds, BTC price soars

XRP price must break a key resistance level before $1.00 becomes a real possibility. While Bitcoin (BTC) is facing a potential new all-time high, other coins are showing strength as well. One of those coins is XRP, which has been going vertical in the previous weeks.  XRP’s price surged from $0.22 to a high of $0.78 during the month of November, which immediately ended up in a massive correction towards $0.45. Let’s take a look at the XRP price charts to determine whether this was an entry […]

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