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Government of Venezuela is accused of using cryptocurrencies to bypass US sanctions

Government of Venezuela is accused of using cryptocurrencies to bypass US sanctions

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Venezuelan United Socialist party has been accused of avoiding economic barriers inflicted by the authorities of USA. According to locals, Venezuela avoided penalties by using cryptocurrencies via an airline app known as Jetman Pay. This application receives charges from travellers who buy tickets...

People more trust Bitcoin than Libra

Survey: the overwhelming majority of US residents do not inspire confidence in Libra

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According to a survey conducted by CivicScience, the overwhelming majority of US residents do not inspire confidence in the upcoming digital currency, Libra. The survey involved 1799 adults in the United States. Only 2% of respondents said they trust the Libra project more than Bitcoin. It also...

Bitcoin's hash rate updated its historical maximum

Bitcoin network's cumulative computational power again updated its historical maximum

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Last weekend, the cumulative computational power of the Bitcoin network once again updated its historical maximum, reaching 79.752 EH/s. The peak figure, according to Blockchain.com, was on Saturday, July 20th. On Sunday, the last day for which statistics are available, the hashrate fell slightly...

As Congress analyzes Libra, Bitcoin drops under $10000

As Congress analyzes Libra, Bitcoin drops under $10000

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When the US legislators showed deep suspicion about the viability of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin fall in price below $10000. The rate was rising for three last weeks and even passed the highest price form the last year. The most popular digital coin dropped as much as 12%, bringing its three-week...

Craig Wright in the court

Тears, mate, charity and accusations: self-proclaimed Bitcoin's creator Craig Wright in the court

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On June 28, a court hearing was held in Florida on the sensational case of Kleiman vs Wright, during which nChain senior researcher Craig Wright first appeared under oath. The main purpose of the meeting was to hear the explanations of the self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator regarding why he did not...

Few people care about the continuing growth of BTC prices

Few people care about the continuing growth of BTC prices

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Google searches measured the statistics of Bitcoin price growth and people’s interest in it and there’s a big difference between them. Not so long ago, the level of correlation between the price and interest was really high. There may be some reasons for these new...

Bitcoin correlation with cryptocoins

Binance: Bitcoin correlation with other cryptocurrencies has significantly decreased

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Binance's research division published a quarterly report, in which it estimated the correlation of digital assets among themselves. Thus, according to it, the correlation between Bitcoin and the rest of the market has significantly decreased in comparison with the figures for the first quarter of...

Twitter talks about crypto

Twitter talks about crypto

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New research provides us with a very interesting statistics about various countries and their tweets about the crypto industry. So the first position is the US because 38.9% of tweets about Bitcoin are from here. The UK takes second place with 10.5%. Top five countries are US, UK, Canda, Turkey...

Electroneum is going to support Lightning Network technology of Bitcoin

Electroneum is going to support Lightning Network technology of Bitcoin

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One of the most widespread digital wallets Electroneum is working to do an update and add support for Bitcoin’s lightning network. The founder of Electroneum, Thomas Voegtlin said that technology release on the wallet is really close, but he didn’t mention the exact date of the official launch....

Nouriel Roubini, aka Dr Doom, opposes Bitcoin

Nouriel Roubini, aka Dr Doom, opposes Bitcoin

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Famous economist Nouriel Roubini, who’s recognized as Dr Doom for his downhearted warnings, made some noise with his freshest assault on Bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies. Professor Roubini considers that Bitcoin is “overhyped”. On 2 June at a summit in Taiwan, he compared crypto coin with...

$1 Billion was spent in Darknet by Bitcoin criminals this year

$1 Billion was spent in Darknet by Bitcoin criminals this year

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According to a Chainalysis report, this year set a record in Bitcoin’s use on the illegal Internet and the amount of money reached $1 billion. While the number of Bitcoin transactions dedicated to forbidden buyings is failing, about $515 million of the digital coin has already been used this year...

Iran finds 1,000 Bitcoin mining computers after a power spike

Iran finds 1,000 Bitcoin mining computers after a power spike

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Iranian governments caught over 1000 mining computers from two former factories. The operation was performed after governments discovered a spike in electricity consumption. The minister of energy announced that request for electricity grew by 7% in June and it’s considered that Bitcoin mining is...

Bitcoin is losing its value just as quickly as gained it

Bitcoin is losing its value just as quickly as gained it

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Everyone was following the swift rise of Bitcoin’s price this week. The rate of crypto coin passed $14000 mark on June 26 and this was the most high-priced level since January 2018. Then, just in several minutes, the coin changed its course and started to lose in price....

Bitcoin's price increased to $13000, afterwards it lost almost 13%

Bitcoin's price increased to $13000, afterwards it lost almost 13%

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On June 26, Bitcoin passed the mark $13000, after several minutes it shed about $1000. At 6 pm ET, Bitcoin’s price was back to $12000-plus cost. The reason for this wasn’t clear, but we all know that cryptocurrencies are famous for their price swings. A preceding bitcoin craze hit a fever...

Asian cryptocurrency stocks rise as Bitcoin is reliving

Asian cryptocurrency stocks rise as Bitcoin is reliving

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Asian stocks started to rise on Monday after Bitcoin’s price got over $10000 for the first time since the last year. As Bloomberg reported, Metaps Inc. raised 11%, GMO Internet Inc. jumped 7% to its greatest level from October 2019, Ceres Inc. climbed 4.4% and Remixpoint Inc. 6.2% in Tokyo. Woori...

FATF tightens bitcoin industry

FATF decided to tighten control over the bitcoin industry

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The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) decided to tighten the regulation of the cryptocurrency industry, in particular, to oblige the bitcoin exchanges and other crypto service providers (VASPs) to comply with AML and CFT (countering the financing of terrorism) procedures...

Bitfinex launches derivative instruments

Bitfinex will go offline seven hours before preparing to launch derivative instruments

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Bitfinex, a popular Bitcoin exchange, has announced technical work that can take up to seven hours and will be aimed at improving the experience of user interaction with the platform in the trading process. Among other things, this means creating the foundation for launching derivative instruments....

Bitcoin's price is higher than $10K! This happened for the first time since 2018

Bitcoin's price is higher than $10K! This happened for the first time since 2018

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In the last 15 months, Bitcoin’s price became higher than $10000 on cryptocurrency exchanges for the first time. This rate was reached at 7:35 pm Eastern time. Basing on 24 hours statistics, Bitcoin is bypassing top 10 cryptocurrencies with 7% gains. A 12% hike of trading volumes brought to this...