Monthly Archives: December 2020

Video: Lightning Network And Gaming With MintGox

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast On this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, CK sits down with the team behind the MintGox Lightning-enabled gaming initiatives. Desiree Dickerson of Lightning Labs, Simon Cowell and his colleague at ZebeDee Christian Moss take turns discussing why Bitcoin and Lightning are such game changers for the future of human commerce in general, and gaming specifically.  One of the key points of the conversation revolves around how it is necessary for folks to onboard onto Bitcoin without permission, […]

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Caitlin Long calls on SIM swap victims to help resurrect Wyoming bill

“A SIM swap was part of the infamous Twitter hack in July, so this is no longer just an issue affecting the crypto industry,” said Long. Caitlin Long, founder and CEO of Avanti Financial, is asking crypto users and others to testify in support of a piece of legislation which could help stop SIM swap attacks.  In a tweet posted today, Long requested that any of her 70,500 followers who had been the victim of a SIM swap testify for the Wyoming legislature on Dec. 16. According […]

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Analysts say surging Bitcoin whale inflows heighten chance of BTC correction

Bitcoin whale inflows are increasing as the price of BTC struggles to break past $19,500. Since hitting a new all-time high, Bitcoin (BTC) price has been unable to flip the $19,400 level to support. This is likely due to the possibility that whales are selling aggressively in the $19,400 to $19,600 range to prevent the all-time high from being breached. Above the record high, there is little resistance until a new ceiling is achieved. Bitcoin whale inflows into exchanges. Source: CryptoQuant Whales keep selling each time BTC […]

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SEC’s fintech wing leaves the nest, becoming stand-alone office

FinHub will have new independence and responsibilities, reporting directly to the SEC’s chairman. Per a Dec. 3 announcement, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s fintech team will become an independent office. Initially launched in 2018 under the guidance of Bill Hinman, the SEC’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology, or FinHub, has been a leading force in securities regulation as it applies to new technologies since its inception. Given that the same timeframe has seen a major ramping up of the SEC’s pursuit of initial coin offerings it […]

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Though centralized, a digital yuan is too big for China to surveil, says Cypherium CEO

Despite ambitions of overtaking the dollar, China’s central bank will have a hard time monitoring all the transactions involved in a CBDC, though commercial banks might lend a hand. There are technical limits to even the most technologically ambitious of central banks. So says Sky Guo, CEO of Cypherium — an enterprise blockchain platform that has partnered with a number of Chinese cities and has worked with projected central bank digital currencies. “CBDC is definitely really hot with central banks these days,” said Guo. CBDCs are all […]

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Cryptocurrency Indexes Are Set to Launch in 2021 by S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices has made it official: they will launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021, becoming the latest major finance company to make its inception into the digital asset industry. More than 550 of the top traded coins to be included in the indexes As Reuters reported initially on December 3, 2020, such indexes will measure the performance of over 550 top traded crypto by market cap, including bitcoin, and they will use data from the New York-based company Lukka. According to the statement issued by both […]

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Bitcoin is the ‘wrong price for the possibilities it has,’ says Paul Tudor Jones

He says “The path forward from here is north.” Legendary investor Paul Tudor Jones has likened Bitcoin (BTC) to precious metals, and other cryptocurrencies to industrial metals, in terms of use case — a clear indicator of where he thinks the market is headed over the next 20 years.  In a Thursday interview with Yahoo Finance’s Julia LaRoche, Jones outlined his vision of the digital currency market over the next several decades. “I’m not an expert on Bitcoin by any stretch,” Jones said, adding: “With a market […]

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This bull market is different because people already know about crypto, Celsius CEO says

His price predictions are a little lower than most speculators, however. Google searches for Bitcoin (BTC) appear to be far less popular today than they were when the asset achieved its previous all-time high in December 2017. “2017 was all about hype and first-time users jumping in to try to catch BTC because of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out),” Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky told Cointelegraph. “This time, it is different,” he noted. “The fact almost no one is searching for BTC,” said Mashinsky, referencing data from Google Trends, “tells you […]

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Yearn.finance mergers and sideways Bitcoin price propel DeFi tokens higher

Select DeFi tokens have outperformed Bitcoin and altcoins as investors cheer the news of mutually beneficial partnerships. Yearn.finance has been busy announcing a slew of mergers in the past week, and these have the decentralized finance space buzzing once again. Just after the Yearn and Pickle Finance merger, Yearn has announced a partnership with Cream to launch Cream v2. Some of the key takeaways are that teams from both protocols will merge their development resources and Yearn vault shares can be kept as a collateral to borrow […]

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OCC works to win back House Democrats, still miffed at leader’s focus on crypto

Acting Comptroller Brian Brooks continues his work to reach across the aisle with pledges from major players to support minority-owned banks. The U.S. Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is expanding an outreach program designed to provide access to minority depository institutions, or MDIs. Per a Thursday announcement shared with Cointelegraph, the OCC’s Project REACh is expanding to include a pledge of large and mid-sized banks partnering with MDIs. The pledge requires the partner bank to expand investment and support for executive development at the […]

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