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Bitcoin is solidly bid on Tuesday and could test the $10,000 mark in the next few days, chart analysis suggests. Following a sharp price spike just after midnight (UTC), the cryptocurrency rose to $9,308 on Bitfinex – the highest level since March 14. At time of writing, BTC was trading at $9,291, up 4.2 percent …

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The Cboe wants to change the way it prices bitcoin futures contracts, a move that comes just months after the exchange operator first debuted its inaugural cryptocurrency product. In a newly published letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) dated April 17, CBOE Future Exchange (CFE) managing director Matthew McFarland announced a proposed rule amendment that …

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Bitcoin’s price climbed above $9,200 on Tuesday to hit a 40-day high, according to data from CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Following a steady increase over the past week, the price of world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization jumped above $9,000 soon after the morning trading session began around 00:30 UTC, after which it continued …

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Yet another high-ranking police official in the Indian state of Gujurat has been taken into custody in connection with a $1 million bitcoin extortion scheme. According to the Hindustan Times, Amreli police superintendent Jagdish Patel was arrested Sunday on suspicion that he helped a group of police officers detain a local resident after which he …

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WikiLeaks has had to find alternative solutions for its online shop. On April 20, 2018, the whistle-blowing document depository revealed in a tweet that Coinbase has shut down the WikiLeaks’ online store account. Even with  Coinbase out as a payment processor, WikiLeaks’ online shop is still able to use  CoinPayments.net for cryptocurrency payments, accepting both bitcoin …

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Having rallied more than 80 percent in the last week, bitcoin cash (BCH) looks overbought and due for a pullback. The world’s fourth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization confirmed a bull breakout on April 15 by crossing the long-term descending trendline. The price rise occurred alongside the broader market recovery seen after bitcoin’s $1,000 rally on …

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Some blockchain applications are solutions looking for problems, but there are other issues that are just begging for help from decentralized technology. Managing and authenticating identity is one of the latter. Traditional authentication processes in many industries use easily guessable identity questions, forgeable documents and unwieldy manual checks. As such, they are ripe for disruption. …

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Saudi Arabia is rebuilding its country’s industry and government infrastructure in line with its Vision 2030 commitment to become a world leader in the adoption of blockchain infrastructure technology. ConsenSys, the world’s largest Ethereum blockchain design studio, is partnering with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), to help make this happen. In a Memorandum of Understanding …

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Having witnessed a major bullish breakout, bitcoin (BTC) is now struggling to find acceptance above the $9,000 mark. The cryptocurrency crossed the long-term descending trendline (drawn from the Dec. 17 high and Jan. 6 high) in a convincing manner and closed well above the resistance at $8,459 on Friday, signaling a bearish-to-bullish trend change. However, …

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Coinbase continues to grow with its acquisition of Earn.com this week, getting both a CTO and a company out of the deal. In the meantime, the New York Attorney General is working to bring greater transparency into how cryptocurrency exchanges operate with a letter and a three-page questionnaire going out to 13 exchanges, one of …

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Bitcoin hit four-week highs in Asian hours but continues to underperform when compared to alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins). Having scaled a long-term bearish trendline, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose to $9,021 at 07:30 UTC – the highest level since March 22, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). As of writing, bitcoin (BTC) …

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When Arthur Breitman, cofounder of Tezos, published a white paper on the cryptocurrency project in September 2014, he listed the author as L.M. Goodman. Later, when Breitman disclosed that he was the real author behind the work, many wondered why he used a pseudonym.  As it turned out, at the same time he started working …

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Several venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurs have been petitioning federal authorities to see certain virtual currencies in a “different light.” Right now, many cryptocurrencies are in danger of being classified as “securities,” which would place them under strict regulatory scrutiny. Working to change this, venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have gathered …

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Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX has seen a sevenfold increase in volume in the six months following its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives. Chief operating officer Juthica Chou told CoinDesk that the startup has seen roughly $7.5 million traded weekly through 700 swaps and options contracts. Since the platform launched its derivatives products, it has cleared $130 …

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Alternative cryptocurrencies shone bright this week, as the wider cryptocurrency market saw continued resurgence. The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies rose 25 percent week-on-week to $375 billion, according to CoinMarketCap – that’s up from below $250 billion just 10 days ago. But bitcoin, with 5.4 percent appreciation over the last seven days, ranks only third …

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Is the reversal of a lesser-known bitcoin price indicator signaling a bull trap? That’s the question being asked by Twitter’s more expert crypto analysts after bitcoin’s rise to $8,500 this week, a figure that’s up more than 25 percent since its early April lows. As such, many investors and traders are wondering if the market’s rally, …

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Bitcoin (BTC) saw small gains last night, but the weak move did little to further the bull case. The target resistance level to beat yesterday (long-term descending trendline) was $8,285. A high volume close (as per UTC) above that mark would have signaled a long-term bullish trend reversal. The daily chart below shows bitcoin closed …

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Trust, but verify. Borrowed from a Russian writer, it’s one of crypto’s most widely embraced slogans, though one that’s becoming even more relevant on social media, where battling factions bent on promoting the next great high-tech investment are now turning the very symbols meant to protect users against them. Whether it’s an account impersonating the world’s largest …

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Brazil is home to half of South America’s population and wealth, and right now, the country’s largest investment broker firm may be primed to launch an over-the-counter (OTC) bitcoin exchange. XP Investimentos has not made any official announcements on the matter, but according to reports in Portal do Bitcoin on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the …

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Bitfury was one of the first companies built around the process of bitcoin mining, but the startup also now works on private blockchain software. Some would assume this might have a negative impact on the bitcoin-focused aspects of their business. But, while it’s true that the development of private, permissioned ledger systems means there could …

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