Monthly Archives: December 2020

2020 Pitted Bitcoin Against The Great Reset

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and to reflect on what all of this might mean for 2021. These writers responded with a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking articles. Click here to read all of the stories from our End Of Year 2020 Series. 2020 has become the year of pandemic. With facemasks and quarantine becoming a new normal, […]

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SEC unveils suit against Ripple, calling XRP a ‘$1.3B unregistered securities offering’

The commission is alleging Garlinghouse, Larsen and Ripple have participated in an “unregistered, ongoing digital asset securities offering” to investors since 2013. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken legal action against Ripple as well as its CEO Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Christian Larsen. In charges filed today in federal district court in Manhattan, the commission is alleging that the XRP token is classified as a security, and accusing Ripple and the two execs of raising more than $1.3 billion through an “unregistered, ongoing digital asset […]

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Bitcoin’s limited supply doesn’t really matter to one markets commentator

Dennis Gartman is still not convinced that Bitcoin won’t go to zero. Bitcoin (BTC) has won over a number of mainstream financial gurus in 2020 against the backdrop of a difficult year for the United States economy. Some markets experts, such as Dennis Gartman, however, still remain skeptical of the digital asset.  Gold and Bitcoin are not really equivalent, according to Gartman’s Tuesday interview with Bloomberg. “Gold has been around for thousands of years, Bitcoin has been around for 20 years,” he said. Gartman put out a […]

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UK Crypto Exchange Exmo Hacked, Estimates Presume Platform Lost $10.5 Million

U.K.-based cryptocurrency exchange Exmo detailed on December 21, 2020, the firm had “detected suspicious withdrawal activity” and halted withdrawals. Exmo said a security audit report revealed “large withdrawals” of bitcoin and five other cryptocurrencies. Analysts estimate that Exmo may have lost over $10 million from the hot wallet breach. On Monday, the U.K.-registered digital currency trading platform Exmo disclosed it suffered a loss “some amounts of BTC, XRP, ZEC, USDT, ETC, and ETH.” According to the exchange, team members monitoring the hot wallets “spotted some large withdrawals” […]

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How The Use Of Bitcoin In Africa Continued To Grow In 2020

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and to reflect on what all of this might mean for 2021. These writers responded with a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking articles. Click here to read all of the stories from our End Of Year 2020 Series. The shift toward the adoption of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Africa did not take […]

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New Bitcoin price highs revive old misconceptions about BTC and crypto

With crypto exceeding all monetary expectations in 2020, some mainstream analysts have reverted to long-forgotten arguments from 2017. As anyone following the crypto industry will have noticed, yes, Bitcoin (BTC) did recently smash its previous all-time high of around $20,000. Now, many analysts anticipate the cryptocurrency to eventually rise to the mid-$30,000s or even higher within the next few years. As things stand, BTC is trading at around $23,300, briefly testing the $24,000 mark on several occasions. However, despite all of these positive developments, many prominent individuals […]

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Lured in by good news, traders push THETA, GRT and CEL price higher

Positive news and strong fundamentals appear to be boosting Theta, The Graph (GRT), and Celcius (CEL) price over the past few days. Institutional investors usually look for liquid assets to buy as they trade in large quantities. Due to this limitation, they tend to stick to Bitcoin (BTC) or a few major altcoins with large market caps. However, retail traders do not have that constraint and this gives them the freedom to choose smaller-cap projects that are backed by strong fundamentals. Crypto market data daily view. Source: […]

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UK FCA gives crypto startups a hindering hand

The United Kingdom is shutting the door for digital asset firms: Crypto startups are no longer welcome to the country. Late last week, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority issued temporary licenses to applicant companies looking to become licensed crypto-asset firms. However, with the publication of this list of temporarily authorized firms has come a large amount of confusion for those that applied or were thinking of applying. The deadline for companies to have acquired this license is Jan. 10, 2021. Under the current rules, companies that […]

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Crypto Asset Trading Platform Bityard With Integrated Copy Trading Function Launched in USA

PRESS RELEASE. Bityard, a fairly new crypto exchange, currently focuses primarily on crypto asset trading. The crypto exchange, which was unveiled recently, is going to launch its US stock trading operations shortly. Bityard has already got the approval of The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of the Singapore government and is officially recognized as a Money Services Business or MSB in the USA. The crypto exchange is also accredited by the Australian Transaction Reporting and Analysis Center (AUSTRAC) as well as the Estonian Financial Regulatory Authority (MTR). […]

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Listening To Bitcoin With Bitcoin Audio

Bitcoin Audio is an independent creator that wanted to take the Bitcoin blockchain and make unique music from the on-chain data. Flip sat down with Bitcoin Audio to talk through the process for building out his app, some of his favorite blocks and his involvement with Bitcoin Magazine’s Our Hero Hal fundraiser. The post Listening To Bitcoin With Bitcoin Audio appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine. Powered by WPeMatico

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