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October 26, 2020

What is Litecoin? An Early Bitcoin Fork Nearly Identical to the Original Chain

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What Is Blockchain Technology?

With the recent growth spurt of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the concept of blockchain has suddenly become popular in the technology industry. Companies from a

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What Is Bitcoin?

Interest in Bitcoin peaked late last year when it reached an all time high price of $20,000 and made headlines across the internet. However, while

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TA: Bitcoin Hesitates Above $13.2K, But 100 SMA Could Trigger Another Increase

Bitcoin price traded to a new monthly high at $13,352 before correcting lower against the US Dollar. BTC is currently trading nicely above the 100 hourly SMA and it could attempt another increase. Bitcoin is trading nicely above the $12,800 and $13,000 support levels. The price is holding gains above the 100 hourly simple moving […]
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Litecoin price prediction: LTC to ascend to $64, analyst

Litecoin price prediction optimistic for a $64 high. Litecoin hovering below the $60 strong resistance. Strong support is currently found at the $58.72 mark. The Litecoin price prediction by Solldy depicts a rise in the LTC price; the idea suggests that the cryptocurrency will move towards the $64 mark next. Litecoin rose towards the $60 […]
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New US travel rule for crypto: regulators seek public opinion

New US travel rule for crypto poses news questions. Fed and Treasury departments seek public opinion on the new rule. $312 Billion transactions lead to the new US travel rule for crypto. The United States of America is in serious political turmoil as the elections approach, while the Department of Justice and other regulators are […]
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Can Github Remove the Bitcoin Codebase? Recent Repository Takedown Has Proponents Worried

On October 23, the Microsoft-owned Github leveraged an ostensible DMCA takedown in order to remove 18 projects from the code-hosting portal. According to sources, the takedown stemmed from a request filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Github’s recent move has made the crypto community quite leery of the platform and some proponents […]The post Can Github Remove the Bitcoin Codebase? Recent Repository Takedown Has Proponents Worried appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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Ripple price prediction: XRP still on $0.3, analysts

Ripple price prediction still optimistic for $0.3 high after 2 days. Ripple price struggling to get past $0.259. Strong support drops to $0.253. The Ripple price prediction by Vince Prince shows that the cryptocurrency will jump towards the $0.2595 mark soon. The price observed an uptrend right after closing the 25th of October and moved […]
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Loans for Malaysian blockchain startups now available

Singapore based firm offer loans to Malaysian blockchain startups. LuneX is looking to capitalize on Malaysian blockchain talent. Loans start from $100,000 to millions. Malaysia based digital startups are now facilitated with the opportunity to secure loans under the growth funding banner. The Singapore based firm dedicated to playing its role in the impact of […]
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The future of NFTs in DeFi: A conversation with Aavegotchi's Jesse Johnson

Where do NFTs fit into DeFi, what's next for a space awash with funding, and how do DAOs manage NFT content? Jesse Johnson discusses with Cointelegraph

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The future of NFTs in DeFi: A conversation with Aavegotchi's Jesse Johnson

Where do NFTs fit into DeFi, what's next for a space awash with funding, and how do DAOs manage NFT content? Jesse Johnson discusses with Cointelegraph
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Here’s Why Analysts Think That Ethereum’s Uptrend Remains on Track

Ethereum has stalled after hitting the pivotal highs of $420 earlier this week. The coin now trades for $408, failing to break higher even as Bitcoin flirts with yet another breakout ahead of the weekly close. Despite the mixed price action, analysts think ETH remains in bullish standing. Ethereum Analysts Thinks the Uptrend Is Intact One crypto-asset analyst shared the chart below on October 25th. It shows that Ethereum remains in a consolidation below a […]
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Analyst: Chainlink Forms Most Bullish Setup Ever as Chance of Upside Grows

Chainlink has been consolidating within the mid-$12.00 region following its recent surge higher. The break into this price region has been significant, and where it trends next will likely depend on its reaction to the resistance established at $13.00. Yesterday, it was able to surge to this resistance level before facing some selling pressure that […]
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Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith’s Attorney Files Motion to Dismiss Charges of Aiding North Korea

The motion, filed by Brian Klein, claims the indictment of Griffith doesn't "specify any alleged overt facts," and contains no actual allegation of fact.
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Bull or bear? Pros don’t care! Here’s 3 strategies every trader should know

Here’s 3 strategies pro traders use to produce profits regardless of the market’s direction.

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Bull or bear? Pros don’t care! Here’s 3 strategies every trader should know

Here’s 3 strategies pro traders use to produce profits regardless of the market’s direction.
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Hash Watch: 73% of Bitcoin Cash Blocks Mined With BCHN, Poloniex Launches Fork Futures

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) upgrade is 21 days away and there’s a possibility the blockchain may bifurcate on November 15. On Sunday, October 25, statistics show that 731 out of the last 1,000 blocks have been mined using the BCHN full node software. Bitcoin Cash proponents are patiently waiting for the next BCH upgrade that’s […]The post Hash Watch: 73% of Bitcoin Cash Blocks Mined With BCHN, Poloniex Launches Fork Futures appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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Bloomberg Strategist Explains Key Macro Drivers for Prices of Gold and Bitcoin

On Thursday (October 22), Mike McGlone, a Senior Commodity Strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence (BI), Bloomberg’s research arm on the Bloomberg Terminal, gave an interview, during which he explained why he expects the BTC price to reach $100K by 2025 and why gold is still worth buying despite Bitcoin’s greater upside potential. McGlone’s comments about gold and Bitcoin during […]
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Bitcoin Could Soon See a Pivotal Weekly Candle Close Above $13,000

Bitcoin is about to see its next weekly candle close, one that analysts say will be critical. One trader highlighted how this candle will most likely mark Bitcoin’s highest weekly candle since the blow-off top seen at the end of 2017 and start of 2018. The Importance of Bitcoin’s Upcoming Close Bitcoin is about to see its next weekly candle close. In the coming hours, the leading cryptocurrency will print its latest weekly candle. Analysts […]
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Survey: Many Investors Expect Bitcoin to Be Seriously Higher in One Month

Bitcoin has undergone a strong rally since the lows seen just two weeks ago. The leading cryptocurrency currently trades for $13,050, far above the aforementioned lows and above the medium-term lows set during the September correction at $9,800. Some have argued that the cryptocurrency is severely overbought. As reported by NewsBTC previously, one trader recently […]
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CEO of Coinbase spreads Political Misinformation

Brian Armstrong Tweets politically charged blog post full of lies and misinformation Tweet Sparks fury and accusations of hypocrisy across the cryptocurrency community. Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, has again sparked controversy today after sharing an extremely disingenuous political tweet. In a textbook case of “Do as I say, not as I do,” Armstrong has contradicted […]
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Tether's general counsel doubles down on support for Peter McCormack

“Tether supports Peter McCormack and believes he's in the right,” said Stuart Hoegner.
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Tether's general counsel doubles down on support for Peter McCormack

“Tether supports Peter McCormack and believes he's in the right,” said Stuart Hoegner.

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Bitcoin’s Price is Failing to Convince the Margin Markets That It is Bullish

Bitcoin has been caught within a firm uptrend that has allowed it to shatter its correlation with the stock market as it continues marching higher Despite the overt bullishness of this move, funding rates have been on the brink of being negative on many major trading platforms This shows that demand for short positions remains high, and that traders are widely trying to time its top Furthermore, this trend is observed while looking towards Bitcoin’s […]
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Yearn.finance (YFI) Could Surge 20%+ as Technical Outlook Strengthens

Yearn.finance’s YFI governance token has found itself caught within a consolidation phase alongside Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market. It has been able to push significantly higher from where it was trading just a couple of weeks ago, with buyers attempting to form a price floor within the lower-$13,000 region. Despite the immense […]
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Inside US regulators ongoing war with financial crime

A proposed amendment will require businesses to divulge foreign transactions valued over $250 Part of a broader push by the government to combat crypto’s use in money laundering US regulators have created an amendment to existing legislation in the ongoing war with financial fraud. The proposed amendment will force businesses to gather and share data […]
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Bitcoin boom imminent if Biden becomes President – Max Keiser predicts

• Global events affect Bitcoin prices• Bitcoin price to surge if Biden becomes President• Trump presidency would see a slow rise in Bitcoin price Popular Bitcoin proponent Max Keiser has predicted a boom in Bitcoin price if Democrat candidate Joe Biden eventually becomes America’s President. Keiser predicts a Bitcoin boom for Biden as the crypto […]
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On-Chain Trends Show That Bitcoin Investors Expect “Rapid Price Appreciation”

The total transfer volume of Bitcoin to exchanges has decreased dramatically over the past three days. Analysts see this as a sign that investors think “rapid price appreciation is ahead.” Bitcoin Investors Expect Rapid Price Appreciation Soon Bitcoin has undergone a strong rally over the past few weeks, rallying as high as $13,350. In response to this move, there surprisingly isn’t an influx of investors looking to liquidate their coins for a profit. In fact, […]
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Nautilus Research: Bitcoin (BTC) Pattern Echoes Early Days of Prior Exponential Rallies

Bitcoin (BTC) is displaying patterns that have historically occurred before massive breakouts, potentially indicating the start of the next exponential bull run, says research agency Nautilus Research. In a Twitter post, Nautilus Research suggests that Bitcoin is currently forming a pattern that has preceded the bull runs of 2012 and 2017. “Bitcoin echoes of patterns […]The post Nautilus Research: Bitcoin (BTC) Pattern Echoes Early Days of Prior Exponential Rallies appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Filecoin (FIL) Surges 30% Amid Massive Short Squeeze

Filecoin has surged seriously higher over the past few days even while Bitcoin has stalled in the $13,000 range. The price of the leading altcoin recently passed above $35, the highs of the past five days. In the past 24 hours alone, FIL has gained 32.2% against the U.S. dollar per data from CoinGecko. Analysts […]
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Crypto Long & Short: Why the PayPal Rally Isn’t What It Seems, and Why That’s OK

PayPal opening up its network to bitcoin and crypto is a game-changer, but the announcement hides a bigger and more important message.
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Users Are Advised to Read the Fine Print Regarding PayPal BTC Transactions

Uh oh… Does the new relationship between PayPal and bitcoin come with a catch or two? What Kind of Trick Is PayPal Pulling? Earlier in the week, PayPal announced that it would allow users to purchase items and services with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, bitcoin cash and Litecoin. The crypto world celebrated the news and...The post Users Are Advised to Read the Fine Print Regarding PayPal BTC Transactions appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Bitcoin’s price theories apply under these conditions

2020 may be the year of the Bitcoin. With the cryptocurrency’s price staying above $12,700 3 days in a row and above $11,000 for the past two weeks, Bitcoin seems to be rallying again. However, price theories by Bitcoin maximalists have been making the rounds for the past 10 months now. While price trends do […]The post Bitcoin’s price theories apply under these conditions appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, XLM

Bitcoin remains in an uptrend but is facing signs of exhaustion above $13,200, suggesting that a minor correction could drag altcoins lower.
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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, XLM

Bitcoin remains in an uptrend but is facing signs of exhaustion above $13,200, suggesting that a minor correction could drag altcoins lower.

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BOJ Official: Japan’s Central Bank Can’t Launch A CBDC Without Public Support

Despite announcing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) test for next year, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) cannot launch it without public support, according to the bank's top official. The post BOJ Official: Japan’s Central Bank Can’t Launch A CBDC Without Public Support appeared first on CryptoPotato.
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Why Is PayPal Looking For Crypto Companies To Acquire Just Days After Announcing Support For Bitcoin?

Payments processor PayPal is rumored to be exploring cryptocurrency-centric companies to buy, including crypto custodian BitGo, according to a new report by Bloomberg. This comes just days after PayPal confirmed it is entering the crypto space by launching a crypto buying and selling service for its customers. PayPal Set To Acquire BitGo And Other Crypto […]
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Bloomberg Analyst: Bitcoin Breaking Past $12k Indicates Firmer Underpinnings For BTC In 2021

The world of trading has experienced a crazy year after the Coronavirus pandemic. For the most part, it seemed that Bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency market were following the steps of the stock market. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ indices have been greatly correlated with the cryptocurrency market. Similarly, the dollar index has been […]
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Why Bitcoin’s story is different this time around

These are very interesting times we are living in, especially with Bitcoin in the mix. In fact, the cryptocurrency’s price hit $13,300 for the first time in 15 months. And yet, a few details aren’t in line with this surge, and here’s what those are and why they are so. It can be argued that […]The post Why Bitcoin’s story is different this time around appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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How Hackers Exploited Twitter’s VPN Problems, Obtained God Mode and Took Over Accounts

An investigation by the New York State Department of Financial Services has revealed how the great Twitter hack in July happened. A total of 130 high-profile, celebrity accounts were compromised and many were used to tweet about a bitcoin giveaway scam. How Twitter Was Hacked The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released […]The post How Hackers Exploited Twitter’s VPN Problems, Obtained God Mode and Took Over Accounts appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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PayPal special! Crypto plans revealed, Bitcoin’s reaction, critics circle: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 19–25

The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link!
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PayPal special! Crypto plans revealed, Bitcoin’s reaction, critics circle: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 19–25

The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link!

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This Metric Shows Bitcoin is Ultra-Bullish Despite Waning Momentum

Bitcoin’s price has seen waning momentum over the past couple of days, with the selling pressure in the mid-$13,000 region slowing its ascent as bulls struggle to maintain their recent strength. Yesterday, the benchmark cryptocurrency surged to its yearly highs at over $13,300, but the selling pressure here was quite significant and stopped it from […]
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Are Yield Farming-based DeFi Platforms Truly Decentralized?

Several yield farming platforms have taken the world of decentralized finance [DeFi] universe by storm. The enormous popularity surrounding these new protocols have managed to attract various centralized projects crawling out of the shadows disguising as the opposite. While ‘centralization’ might be a blanket term, but the latest platform to have attracted the label is The post Are Yield Farming-based DeFi Platforms Truly Decentralized? appeared first on Coingape.
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Ethereum Shows Continued Signs of Weakness Against BTC as Uptrend Stalls

Ethereum has been struggling to match the momentum seen by Bitcoin as of late This has caused its price to decline by roughly 5% from its recent highs as bulls struggle to gain any traction Bitcoin’s ongoing consolidation phase isn’t helping either, as some investors are fleeing more volatile assets like ETH in anticipation of BTC seeing a rejection It is still holding steady above $400, which is a positive sign that indicates upside could […]
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Russia’s Central Bank Unveils Plan to Test Digital Currency

The central bank of Russia is outlining its plans to test the digital version of its currency. The head of the central bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina announced at an online conference that the pilot test phase of the digital ruble could be launched before 2021 expires, according to Russian news agency TASS. “After the […]The post Russia’s Central Bank Unveils Plan to Test Digital Currency appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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JPMorgan Publishes Letter Saying How Solid Bitcoin Is

It’s always good to see bitcoin gain a new fan, and that’s what seems to be happening with JPMorgan, which at one time, was run by a man who didn’t care for the cryptocurrency. In a recent press release, the company explained why bitcoin was a better alternative currency than gold and why it was...The post JPMorgan Publishes Letter Saying How Solid Bitcoin Is appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Critical Technical Signal Suggests Bitcoin Price Will Likely Reverse

Bitcoin has undergone an extreme rally over the past two weeks. The coin has surged from $11,200 to $13,000 as of this article’s writing, with the rally topping on Saturday evening at $13,350. While BTC is heading into the weekly close around $13,000, which is a pivotal win for bulls, analysts are wary of a […]
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As Bitcoin’s Price Breaks Records, Bitcoin Spinoffs Cash In

Bitcoin spinoffs are having their week in the spotlight. If only Bitcoin were not in control of the switch.
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Three signs that reveal how well Bitcoin HODLers are doing

The following article tries to determine the quality of life of people who have purchased Bitcoin. However, before going ahead with that, what does one mean by ‘quality of life’ in the present context. Well, as one would imagine, here it simply refers to how Bitcoin HODLers are faring – Are they in trouble? Are […]The post Three signs that reveal how well Bitcoin HODLers are doing appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Coinbase CEO prompts furious accusations of hypocrisy as he pushes political misinformation

Brian Armstrong labeled a misleading political post endorsing Kanye West for president as “epic”

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Coinbase CEO prompts furious accusations of hypocrisy as he pushes political misinformation

Brian Armstrong labeled a misleading political post endorsing Kanye West for president as “epic”
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Binance Coin, Steem, VeChain Price Analysis: 25 October

Bitcoin broke past the $13,000-level over the last few days, before pulling back to $12,937, at press time. This has only furthered the cryptocurrency’s store of value narrative, with Michael Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital, recently claiming that Bitcoin would not be used as a transaction currency five years from now. In fact, a lot […]The post Binance Coin, Steem, VeChain Price Analysis: 25 October appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Bitcoin demand on the rise as companies hold 785,999 worth of BTC

Corporate institutions now hold bitcoin as a store of value Presently, companies hold over 700,000 BTC A recent report by Arcane Research has shown that corporate institutions are making more demands for popular crypto asset, Bitcoin, more than ever. Presently, over 700,00 BTC is being held by both private and public firms which is over […]
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US Regulators May Soon Collect Data on All Crypto Transactions Above $250

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Cardano long-term Price Analysis: 25 October

Disclaimer: The findings of the following article are the sole opinion of the writer and should not be considered investment advice Cardano, the cryptocurrency ranked 10th on the charts, was on quite an upwards trajectory for most of the second and third quarters of 2020. Since July, however, ADA seems to be doing nothing, but correcting […]The post Cardano long-term Price Analysis: 25 October appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Turkish Lira Nears 8 to the Dollar, Is Turkey About to go Bitcoin?

The Turkish Lira (TRY) has continued falling, down to 7.94 per dollar now and close to overtaking that resistance line of 8 TRY per USD. That’s the latest in a...
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Bitcoin Surges Past the $13,000 Line… Finally!

Bitcoin has finally done it. After months of waiting, the world’s number one cryptocurrency by market cap has surged past the $13,000 line. The currency has been making its way towards this figure for the past several days following an announcement by PayPal that users can now utilize crypto to purchase goods and services, and...The post Bitcoin Surges Past the $13,000 Line… Finally! appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Here’s Why Ethereum’s DEX Volume Crashed in October

Sam Bankman-Fried predicted that a late-summer surge in DEX trading volume would be short-lived. He was right.
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Commodity trading gets sweeter with blockchain-based sugar exchange

The UAE project will allow clients to trade tokenized sugar 24/7 without brokers, and fits into the Emirate Blockchain Strategy 2021's goals

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How to build a crypto mining rig in 2020 to earn Bitcoin and Ether

Mining with home rigs is back, so here’s what those interested need to know to put together their own rig at home.

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Morpher Labs attempts to crack knotty prediction market problems

The new prediction marketplace solves longstanding liquidity issue, but does it create new problems?

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3 reasons Bitcoin suddenly dropped 3% in 1 hour and recovered

The price of Bitcoin abruptly dropped over 3% in under an hour after surging to $13,350, but its high time frame log charts remain highly optimistic.

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Bitcoin breaking through $12K is huge but don't expect higher prices before 2021

Bitcoin price may now see sideways action for a few months after breaking through crucial multi-year resistance at $12,000.

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Corporate disclosure is the only way to get crypto institutionalized

Disclosure best practices need to be adopted as their lack is holding the industry back.

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Gold ‘breaking down’ against Bitcoin is highly bullish for BTC — Analyst

Real Vision Group CEO Raoul Pal says gold is “breaking down” against Bitcoin, a signal that the bullish case for BTC continues to strengthen.

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China's central bank lays regulatory foundation for CBDC

The new draft law legitimizes digital yuan and may criminalize the issuance of yuan-backed stablecoins by third parties

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JPMorgan turns bullish on Bitcoin citing ‘potential long-term upside’

A report from JPMorgan’s Global Markets Strategy division discusses three bullish reasons for Bitcoin’s long-term potential.

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Gold smuggler's gait gives him away as Paypal launches price action moon mission: Bad crypto news of the week

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Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith files motion to dismiss North Korea conspiracy charge

Griffith argues that because his April 2019 conference presentation consisted of widely-available public information, he was not providing a "service" to North Korean officials

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How US authorities are using old AML tools to crack down on crypto

With new changes to the Travel Rule up for discussion and a bevy of new cases in the courts, it's time to look at how U.S. AML law is shifting to cope with crypto.

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Frozen out? Bitcoin price correlation to other assets still undefined

Fidelity’s report claiming Bitcoin as a non-correlated asset draws discussions, as not all agree with the assessment.

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Bitcoin price will 'bolt higher' if Biden wins, rise slower with Trump — Max Keiser

Max Keiser, Wall Street veteran and host of The Keiser Report, shares his thoughts on Bitcoin price breaking $13,000 and the U.S. election in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph Markets.

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Cybercrime task force monitoring the global digital financial system

Regulators are addressing the growing threat of transnational cybercrimes in the financial industry.

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Bitcoin whale clusters pinpoint 3 key levels for BTC price rally to continue

New data from Whalemap reveals three whale clusters around $12K that should act as support and resistance areas for Bitcoin price in the short term.

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The unluckiest DeFi protocol? A personal take on bZX’s tumultuous year

The platform got hacked not once, but thrice, putting the team through a trial by fire.

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Blockchain is still far from maturity, says China’s former IT minister

He doesn't seem to think China is that far ahead of the USA when it comes to blockchain development — at least for now.

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IPFS lead explains how malicious files are eliminated from its network

Decentralized ecosystems still need a way to deal with nefarious files.

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Charles Hoskinson calls for a different kind of apoliticism than Brian Armstrong

While Hoskinson is not a fan of "the Orange Goblin", he still does not appreciate unsolicited pro-Biden emails from paid service providers.

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Attack of the bots! Paxful fights off thousands of automated threats

Bad actors allegedly tried to brute force their way into accounts belonging to Paxful's users in an ongoing series of attacks.

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South Korean gov't doesn't know who will protect crypto exchanges from Kim Jong-Un’s hackers

Can anyone hold North Korea responsible for its attacks on the crypto industry?

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US AML watchdog wants info on all international crypto transactions over $250

The proposed change would cut down FinCEN's longstanding $3,000 threshold.

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Bitcoin price rise to $500k is inevitable, Winklevoss twins say

They said that real adoption of the asset class "hasn't even started."

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