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October 24, 2020

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The Fight Between Kik Crypto and the SEC Ends

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has penalized Kik for launching an initial coin offering (ICO) that allegedly did not go through the appropriate registration protocols with the agency. Kik is now being required to fork out a $5 million fee. The SEC and Kik Have Reached a Settlement The SEC has sworn up and...The post The Fight Between Kik Crypto and the SEC Ends appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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IBM-R3 Pact Shows Tech Trumps Tribe in Enterprise Blockchain

A new collaboration this week between R3 and IBM is raising eyebrows in the world of enterprise blockchain.
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Bullish: Huge H&S Pattern Developing in Bitcoin With $20K Target At ATH

Popular Bitcoin analyst Carl Martin shared a BTC chart that follows an inverse head and shoulders pattern. According to this setup, the top cryptocurrency could soon hit its previous all-time of $20,000. The post Bullish: Huge H&S Pattern Developing in Bitcoin With $20K Target At ATH appeared first on CryptoPotato.
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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pulls Back From $13K While Ether Falls on DeFi Cooling

Market observers were not surprised by an immediate but mild sell-off of bitcoin after it hit 2020’s new highs.
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Ethereum DEX Volumes Fall Off Cliff as DeFi Incentives Dry Up

But it's not all bad news: The price of Ethereum is up, and total locked value in DeFi has never been greater.
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XRP, Maker, Ontology Price Analysis: 23 October

As the crypto market displayed strong buying sentiment, the bullish trend added to the valuations of most altcoins for a third consecutive day. Maker gained almost 3.5 % in its valuation since yesterday, signaling bullishness in the short-term period. XRP too sided with the bulls noting some gains on its trading charts. While for Ontology the […]The post XRP, Maker, Ontology Price Analysis: 23 October appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Crypto profile adds value to identity theft impersonation

Identity theft continues to haunt users across the globe. Crypto profile adds value to the impersonation persona prices. Crypto becomes a high demand area of stolen identities. Online security and cyber-crime have been going hand in hand for decades. IT experts are constantly devising new strategies to ensure the protection of critical data while IT […]
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Is Brad Garlinghouse planning to move Ripple to London?

For a while now, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of San Francisco-based crypto payment company Ripple has been tweeting about the need for regulatory clarity. Garlinghouse revealed that he is considering moving Ripple’s headquarters to London over the lack of clear regulations with regard to cryptocurrencies in U.S. Garlinghouse especially considered relocating to the UK because the […]The post Is Brad Garlinghouse planning to move Ripple to London? appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Stablecoins went wild in the days before Bitcoin’s recent surge

Retail investors are buying into Bitcoin, says CryptoQuant CEO.

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Stablecoins went wild in the days before Bitcoin’s recent surge

Retail investors are buying into Bitcoin, says CryptoQuant CEO.
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XRP-friendly London Could Be Ripple’s New Home

Ripple is weighing moving its headquarters from San Francisco to London, as it seeks regulatory clarification for its cryptocurrency XRP. Japan and Singapore are also in the running.
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DIA Labs to boost DeFi ecosystem with grants of up to $250,000

Decentralized oracle platform DIA is to start issuing grants worth up to $250,000 to drive the development of the DeFi ecosystem. The post DIA Labs to boost DeFi ecosystem with grants of up to $250,000 appeared first on CryptoSlate.
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Analyst: Ethereum is Poised to Rally Past $430 Despite Consolidation

Ethereum has been showing tremendous signs of strength as it begins moving in lockstep with Bitcoin Despite seeing a selloff on the first day that Bitcoin started rallying, ETH quickly reshaped its previously close correlation with BTC and began surging This surge led its price all the way up to highs of $420 yesterday, which is where it found some slight resistance One analyst believes that this resistance will be swiftly surmounted in the near-term […]
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CoinShares Exec Predicts PayPal Will Launch Bitcoin Competitor As Crypto Acquisition Rumors Catch Fire

CoinShares chief strategy officer Meltem Demirors says PayPal’s move into crypto likely foreshadows the development of PayPal’s own native token. On Wednesday, payment services giant and Venmo owner, PayPal, announced that it would offer its users the ability to purchase, sell and store Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ethereum on its platform in the near […]The post CoinShares Exec Predicts PayPal Will Launch Bitcoin Competitor As Crypto Acquisition Rumors Catch Fire appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Governments Can't Cancel Pandemic Debt By Printing More Money

Ananish Chaudhuri is the Professor of Behavioural and Experimental Economics at the University of Auckland. ___ With the government borrowing heavily to fund its pandemic response and recovery, it has been suggested it could simply cancel its debt by printing more money. That sounds like an attractive idea, but it is one that would have seriously adverse
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Bitcoin Cash price prediction: BCH to rise to $340, analyst

Bitcoin cash price prediction expects a rise to $340. BCH finds strong support at The Bitcoin Cash price prediction by Zil suggests that the cryptocurrency will soon rise towards the $341 mark, after breaking above a descending triangle pattern. The BCH price line observed jagged movements during the day. 1-Day Bitcoin Cash price analysis The […]
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Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Release Kicked Back Until November

Researchers are waiting on a final audit of a critical crypto library before releasing the deposit contract, Ethereum Foundation researcher Danny Ryan said.
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Code is (still) not law, contrary to new crypto lawsuit claims

Shin v. ICON Foundation is new lawsuit filed in San Fransisco Federal Court that alleges the ICON Foundation improperly interfered with Plaintiff's ownership and possession of ICX tokens.The post Code is (still) not law, contrary to new crypto lawsuit claims appeared first on The Block.
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Ripple Board Member, Trump Associate Arrested

Ken Kurson has been arrested on cyberstalking charges.
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How does crypto fake news happen? CT rectifies news after CZ calls out

Crypto fake news is becoming a rising issues, although under-lighted. Binance Chief Chengpang Zhao calls out Coin Telegraph for misquoting him. The examples reflects on how news turn into crypto fake news. On the 22nd of October, one of the leading cryptocurrency news outlet Coin Telegraph (CT) published news quoting Binance chief Chengpand Zhao (CZ). […]
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Bitcoin price to pull all stops?

Bitcoin’s ATH of $19k is still 33% away. Bitcoin’s price is up 14.85% in the past 7 days and market conditions are conducive for further growth. From smart money inflow of over $550 Million within 2 weeks to drop in inflow on exchanges, nearly all charts signal the bullish sentiment. Based on the map of […]The post Bitcoin price to pull all stops? appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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FBI Investigated Extortion Attempt Against Ripple About Allegedly Negative Videos

Ripple Labs Inc., a San Francisco software company that develops XRP, one of the five largest cryptocurrencies, was blackmailed at the height of the crypto mania three years ago, CoinDesk has learned. Documents obtained by CoinDesk through a Freedom of Information Act request show that an unidentified individual emailed Ripple on Oct. 19, 2017, demanding […]
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Mastermind of Alleged Billion Dollar Spanish Pyramid Scheme Arrested, Faces 16 Year Prison Sentence

The CEO of Arbistar the Spanish investment company, Santiago Fuentes, has been arrested and arraigned on charges of fraud, belonging to a criminal organization and money laundering. Fuentes, who has been in hiding since September, was arrested at one of his properties in the south of Tenerife. The Arbistar Pyramid Scheme Fuentes’ arrest stems from […]The post Mastermind of Alleged Billion Dollar Spanish Pyramid Scheme Arrested, Faces 16 Year Prison Sentence appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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Price analysis 10/23: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BNB, LINK, DOT, LTC, ADA, BSV

Bitcoin is showing signs of profit booking, resulting in a slight downturn in altcoin prices.

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Price analysis 10/23: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BNB, LINK, DOT, LTC, ADA, BSV

Bitcoin is showing signs of profit booking, resulting in a slight downturn in altcoin prices.
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Novogratz calls PayPal’s Bitcoin news 'the shot heard around the world on Wall Street’

PayPal coming to crypto is big news for adoption, says the investor.

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Novogratz calls PayPal’s Bitcoin news 'the shot heard around the world on Wall Street’

PayPal coming to crypto is big news for adoption, says the investor.
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Why Fiats Are Failing in 2020

From Brazil to Argentina to Turkey, bitcoin priced in local currencies is reaching all time highs. But is this a story of bitcoin succeeding, fiat failing or both?
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Mode Global Holdings Converts 10% of Its Cash Into BTC

Mode Global Holdings – a fintech company based in the United Kingdom – has announced that it will convert roughly ten percent of its cash holdings into bitcoin. By doing so, Mode will become the first publicly traded enterprise in the UK to do so. Mode Is Setting a New Standard As time has gone...The post Mode Global Holdings Converts 10% of Its Cash Into BTC appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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KuCoin Hackers Move $1.26 Million in Ether to Coin Mixer

The hackers who back in September stole an estimated $200 million from Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin have started moving stolen funds to a coin mixer, a service that hides the origins of funds. Larry Cermak, Director of Research at The Block, spotted the move and wrote about it on microblogging platform Twitter. In batches of […]
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Russia to Pilot Digital Currency by End of 2021: Central Bank

Russia’s Central Bank today said that the launch of a digital ruble is “quite real.”
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Ripple board member arrested on cyberstalking charge

Ken Kurson, member of payment protocol firm Ripple’s board of directors, was arrested on Friday and has been charged by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn for cyberstalking in connection with his divorce. Authorities have also accused the Ripple board member of sending threatening and stalking messages to several people. Reports state that Kurson allegedly threatened an […]The post Ripple board member arrested on cyberstalking charge appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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FinCEN proposes lower threshold for transaction data-gathering under FATF’s ‘travel rule’ including those made with crypto

Proposed rule change would mandate financial institutions gather and share data on smaller international transactions by lowering the threshold from $3,000 to $250. The post FinCEN proposes lower threshold for transaction data-gathering under FATF’s ‘travel rule’ including those made with crypto appeared first on The Block.
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Why an analyst thinks Thorchain (RUNE) will benefit from a PayPal BitGo acquisition

The biggest crypto news event of the last day is the report from Bloomberg that PayPal is looking into acquiring BitGo, one of the industry’s leading digital asset custodians. The post Why an analyst thinks Thorchain (RUNE) will benefit from a PayPal BitGo acquisition appeared first on CryptoSlate.
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Ethereum price prediction: ETH looks eager for $470, analyst

Ethereum price prediction expects a rise to $470 next. ETH price finds strong support at the $400 level. Strong resistance found at $420 is holding the price at the time of writing. The Ethereum price prediction by multiple analysts suggests that the cryptocurrency will test the $470 level if it manages to hold above the […]
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US Moves to Cast a Wider Net for Catching Money Launderers, Crypto or Otherwise

The Fed and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network want to lower the threshold for reporting financial transactions and make sure crypto is included.
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Will there be a need for stablecoins, once CBDCs are out

Stablecoins are hotter than ever, with Tether’s trade volume surpassing Bitcoin’s by 55% in the past 24 hours. Led by surges in the USDC and USDT, the total number of stablecoin daily active addresses has topped 265K. The above chart by Coinmetrics is smoothed using a 7-day rolling average. Total active addresses for Tether hit […]The post Will there be a need for stablecoins, once CBDCs are out appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Law Decoded: Government sandboxes, test beds and crypto compromises

These week's news highlighted how governments test new regimes for cryptocurrency, which can be slow but is certainly some kind of progress.
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Law Decoded: Government sandboxes, test beds and crypto compromises, Oct. 16-23

These week's news highlighted how governments test new regimes for cryptocurrency, which can be slow but are certainly some kind of progress.

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Bitcoin Futures Exchange CME Is Seeing New Highs

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has overtaken BitMEX on the Bitcoin futures open interest charts. Binance is still king when it comes to daily trading volume.
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Paris to wrap up Bitcoin fraud case against Russian national

Bitcoin fraud case against Russian national to conclude in France. The accused is wanted in France, Russia and the United States. The accused identified Alexander Vinnik may see up to 10-years jail time. Arrested in Greece and wanted by French, Russian and American officials, the Bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik is expected to be slapped […]
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Vortex Blockchain’s Registration Revoked for Failure to File Reports With SEC

The company had failed to file any reports with the commission since Dec. 31, 2019.
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Head of Central Bank of Russia: digital ruble possible by late 2021

Calling the prospects of introducing a CBDC in Russia “very real,” head of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said on Friday, a pilot launch of the Russian CBDC, or the digital ruble, “is possible” at the end of 2021. The news follows a recent opinion of an official from the Russian Central Bank’s […]The post Head of Central Bank of Russia: digital ruble possible by late 2021 appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Cardano, Ethereum Classic, Dogecoin Price Analysis: 23 October

The PayPal announcement and the subsequent hike in Bitcoin’s price came at a great time for the altcoin market since many alts were struggling with the downtrend they have been on since mid-August. This speaks to not just Bitcoin’s overwhelming dominance of the crypto-market, but also to its high correlations stats with the rest of […]The post Cardano, Ethereum Classic, Dogecoin Price Analysis: 23 October appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Bitcoin Must Consolidate Above This Key Level, Or Risk Plunging to $11,900

It has been a wild past few days for Bitcoin and the aggregated cryptocurrency market Bitcoin has been able to post consistent gains throughout as of late, with buyers and sellers largely reaching an impasse following its slight rejection at $13,200 This has created a slight consolidation phase around $13,000 that it has been caught within throughout the past two days If this phase persists in the near-term, BTC must continue holding above $12,800 One […]
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Ken Kurson, Trump Family Friend and Ripple Board Member, Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge: Report

Ken Kurson was arrested Friday and charged with cyberstalking in connection with his divorce, the New York Times reported.
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What It Means if Companies Like Twitter Are ‘Systemically Important’ to Financial Regulators

NYDFS proposals following the Twitter hack are a warning to everyone using centrally-controlled "designated" platforms.
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Bitcoin CME OI rises, but carries this potential price threat

The beginning of October was not pleasant for Bitcoin but Q4 2020 is beginning to soften up to the crypto asset. Listing a valuation above $13,000 for the 1st time in 2020, its price rise was impacting other market factors as well; notably the derivatives market. According to a recent Skew Chart, the Open-Interest for […]The post Bitcoin CME OI rises, but carries this potential price threat appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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New WordPress plugin allows content to be timestamped on Ethereum

The plugin, developed by Dutch startup WordProof, will allow users to better protect their ownership over content they publish on the platform. The post New WordPress plugin allows content to be timestamped on Ethereum appeared first on The Block.
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Ripple price prediction: XRP looks to reach $0.26 again, analyst

Ripple price prediction optimistic for another rise soon. XRP price falls down to the $0.25 support levels. Strong resistance now found at the $0.26 mark. The Ripple price prediction by Vince Prince has shown that the cryptocurrency is expected to hit the $0.26 – $0.30 range soon. The price saw a bearish momentum on the […]
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Band Protocol to Begin Recouping Losses From Massive 72% Downslide

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Analysts: Bitcoin Will Soon Strike the $14,000 Mark

Bitcoin is on a serious roll as of late. The world’s number one cryptocurrency by market cap has been surging over the past few days, and it looks like the asset’s price is just getting bigger and bigger with each passing moment. Bitcoin Is Exploding As of Late Just yesterday, bitcoin moved well past the...The post Analysts: Bitcoin Will Soon Strike the $14,000 Mark appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Seoul Unsure Who Takes the Buck for North’s Crypto Raids + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news.Exchanges newsThe question of who exactly in the South Korean governmental setup is responsible for countering North Korea’s alleged systematic hacking raids on South Korean crypto exchanges has become a political hot
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Why is Bitcoin P2P’s growth more important now?

It is easy to forget that Bitcoin, other than being a revolutionary asset in the current financial system, was initially created with the goal of Peer-t0-Peer transactions without any intermediaries. While discussions with respect to P2P volumes are limited in the space, Arcane Research’s new report brought the P2P scenario under a new optimistic light. […]The post Why is Bitcoin P2P’s growth more important now? appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Anonymous devs behind a DeFi yield farm could steal $1B in 12 hours

A lot of trust is required to put money in Harvest Finance.

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Digital ruble must ensure privacy, not anonymity: Russia’s central bank

Russia’s digital ruble will not have the same level of anonymity as cash, says official.

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Why low latency is important for cryptocurrency exchanges, explained

Low latency is essential for high-end cryptocurrency traders, but not all exchanges can offer it. We’ll explore why it’s important and where to find it.

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DeFi season could be over as Bitcoin and Ether pack bags for the moon

Bitcoin and Ether see a strong bullish sentiment, but confidence in DeFi starts to shake.

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Binance VC arm leads $1.3M raise for decentralized streaming protocol

Decentralized music sharing service Audius has raised nearly $10 million so far.

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Quantstamp will audit the entire blockchain of a new DeFi project on Polkadot

Quantstamp's audit is crucial to ensure a smoothly operating blockchain.

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Institutional frenzy: CME becomes 2nd biggest Bitcoin futures market

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) just became the second-biggest Bitcoin futures exchange in open interest behind OKEx, buoyed by rising institutional demand.

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Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda launches his own crypto

Crypto and blockchain matter for the global soccer community.

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Russia doesn’t need to be first with a digital currency, says state expert

Russia is purportedly taking a fast-second strategy for the digital ruble.

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Michael Saylor claims the company will hold Bitcoin for ‘100 years’

Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor plans to hold his Bitcoin for 100 years, describing it as “the world’s best collateral.”

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Traders on Paxful sell $16.2M of Bitcoin for discounted gift cards each week

A new report has found almost half of all Bitcoin traded on the P2P exchange Paxful is exchanged for gift cards.

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WordPress content can now be timestamped on Ethereum

A WordPress plugin allows publishers to timestamp content on Ethereum for immutability and copyright protection

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First ransomware attack in 2020 election hits voting infrastructure in Georgia

Key voting infrastructure of a county in Georgia has been impacted by a ransomware attack targeting local government networks.

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Funds locked in DeFi surge $1B as analyst tips post-election bull run

Crypto collateral locked in DeFi protocols has surged to an all-time high over $12 billion.

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Ethereum set to become first blockchain to settle $1 trillion in one year

The Ethereum network is processing more than double the transaction volume of Bitcoin, and is on-course to process $1 trillion this year.

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Crypto P2P adoption in Middle East stymied by politics and tech

Data published by Arcane Research suggests that major P2P crypto platforms have struggled to take off in Iran and Lebanon.

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Grayscale adds a ‘cool $300M’ in a day and $1B this week

“Added a cool $300 million in AUM in one day,” boasts Grayscale CEO Barry Silbert.

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3 key metrics and disinterest from pro traders hint at Bitcoin price sell-off

Bitcoin price is chasing another 2020 high but top traders refusing to open longs is a bearish signal.

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PayPal rumored to be eying acquisition of crypto custodian BitGo

Shortly after it was revealed PayPal will launch crypto payments in 2021, rumors are circulating that the payments giant is looking to purchase a digital asset custodian.

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PayPal’s crypto integration means Bitcoin could triple its user base

PayPal’s crypto integration may bode well for Bitcoin price as its user base could triple

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Not everyone in the crypto industry is thrilled about PayPal's recent news

PayPal’s Bitcoin integration is “probably not because they want to spur healthy adoption,” explained SatoshiLabs.

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Blockstack PBC changes its name to 'Hiro'

The name is a reference to the protagonist in Neal Stephenson’s novel, Snowcrash.

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Top traders say Bitcoin log chart points to a 2017-style BTC bull run

As Bitcoin price rises to new heights, top traders say the monthly and logarithmic chart signal that BTC is entering a new bull trend.

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For the first time since 2018 Bitcoin balances on exchanges fell below 2.5M

Bitcoin's balance on three popular exchanges decreased by 390k BTC over the past 9 months.

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Bitcoin market sentiment and fundamentals still favor BTC price bulls

As Bitcoin briefly surpasses $13,000, its highest price for 2020, market sentiment and fundamentals both favor a prolonged bull market.

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Bitcoin now has a 7% chance of beating $20K highs in the next 2 months

Bitcoin odds are "repricing quickly," says Skew as one analyst highlights the current price pump's "organic" nature.

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