Monthly Archives: December 2020

Dwight, not Wright: ‘I am Satoshi Nakamoto,’ says beet farming #BitcoinTuesday star

Question: what kind of crypto is best? False — Bitcoin. The search for Satoshi Nakamoto may be nearing its end as Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight Schrute from the U.S. version of the TV series The Office, has stepped up to the role as part of Bitcoin Tuesday. In a YouTube video posted as part of the crypto-based charity event, Wilson claimed to be the legendary and elusive inventor to encourage viewers to make “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency” donations to the Mona Foundation, an organization that supports […]

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TradingView general manager explains how the current crypto bull market is unlike 2017

He thinks he’s spotted a key differentiator, and old school crypto enthusiasts will likely agree. The cryptocurrency space has undergone a number of bull and bear markets since its inception in 2009. The crypto bull run in 2017 was one of the biggest years for the industry, hosting soaring digital asset prices and growth. Blockchain markets look much different today than they did three years ago, however, based on regulation, adoption, and other factors. How will crypto’s current macro uptrend differ from 2017? Asset dispersion is a key differentiator, […]

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Bitcoin adoption is the main key right now, Novogratz says

Peter Schiff seems to disagree, however, having bashed Bitcoin a number of times in the past 24 hours. Mike Novogratz, CEO of financial services firm Galaxy Digital, recently expressed his usual bullish Bitcoin sentiments on CNBC’s Squawk Box morning show. During the short segment, the show’s interviewer asked Novogratz about Bitcoin (BTC) in relation to gold. He noted that big players are seemingly buying crypto after selling their gold investments, with gold recently seeing an all-time high level of outflow. “I think it’s meaningful but it’s not the […]

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Bitcoin lacks market integrity, says former Trump economic adviser

“For all the reasons it’s a strong developing asset class, it may fail,” said the former Goldman Sachs president. Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs and former chief economic adviser to Donald Trump, believes that Bitcoin may not hold long-term prospects for investors.  In an interview with Bloomberg released today, Cohn said that the crypto asset “lacks some of the basic integrity of a real market” due to its lack of transparency. He said that investors might question a system “that does not have an […]

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Grayscale dusts off its #dropgold campaign with fresh ad push

The ad is currently running online and on several major TV networks. Digital asset manager Grayscale is bringing back its controversial “drop gold” campaign just in time for the potential Bitcoin (BTC) bull market.  CEO Barry Silbert tweeted Tuesday that the 30-second advertisement will be “running on major networks all over the country.” The commercial implores investors to “leave the pack behind” by dropping gold and adding digital assets like Bitcoin to their portfolio. “In a digital world, gold shouldn’t weigh down your portfolio,” the commercial says, […]

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Why Ethereum price corrected sharply despite today’s Eth2 milestone

Ether price declined sharply alongside Bitcoin even as the long-awaited Eth2 mainnet launched successfully. The price of Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum, plunged harder than Bitcoin (BTC) in the recent pullback.  After reaching an all-time high on Coinbase, the price of Bitcoin fell steeply by over 9% within several hours. In the same period, Ether corrected by over 11%, following a marketwide pullback. The deep correction in Ether comes as a surprise because of the Ethereum 2.0 network upgrade launch. On Dec. 1, the Eth2 […]

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Former Trump Economic Advisor and Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn Warns Bitcoin May Fail

A former top economic advisor to President Donald Trump and president of Goldman Sachs has shared his view about bitcoin. He claims that the cryptocurrency “lacks some of the basic integrity of a real market,” warning that it “may fail.” Gary Cohn Thinks Bitcoin May Fail Former White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn said in an interview with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang, published Monday, that bitcoin “may fail.” Cohn served as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs for 26 years. He left the firm in […]

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You Don’t Have To Worry About Bitcoin’s Reliance On Utilities

Imagine what life would be like if there were no electricity or communications networks available.  How many days of food do you have at your house? How much cash do you have on hand? Can you go out to try to buy up what’s left at the stores that still have their doors open? What else would you be worried about? What would you prioritize? What would you want to make sure you had on hand to survive indefinitely in a world without electricity and communications networks? […]

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Beyond BitMEX: CFTC set a new record for lawsuits in crypto this year

Alongside other actions, the CFTC was pleased with its seven enforcement actions in the crypto market. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, is having a banner year in crypto enforcement. Per the commission’s annual review released on Tuesday, fiscal year 2020 featured seven monetary relief actions against firms engaged in illegal activity in crypto, which is a new record. The review said: “In conjunction with the Division’s Digital Asset Task Force, the Commission brought a record setting seven cases involving digital assets.” These included charges against […]

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Visa and BlockFi to launch Bitcoin rewards credit card as adoption grows

The new credit card will offer Bitcoin rewards rather than airline miles or cash. Visa Inc. and BlockFi are teaming up to launch a new credit card that rewards users with Bitcoin (BTC), setting the stage for wider mainstream adoption of digital currency.  BlockFi, a New York-based startup specializing in crypto-backed loans and savings accounts, announced the partnership on Tuesday. As Bloomberg reported, the new credit card will reward purchases with Bitcoin rather than airline miles or other cashback rewards. Cardholders will be eligible to receive 1.5% […]

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