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Bitcoin Prices Climb To Their Highest In More Than A Year

Bitcoin Prices Climb To Their Highest In More Than A Year

Bitcoin prices rallied this morning, surpassing $12,000 and attaining their loftiest value since late last Summer. The cryptocurrency reached $12,198.17 around 10 a.m. EDT, after spending the last few weeks fluctuating primarily between $11,000 and $12,000, CoinDesk figures show. While bitcoin managed to rise above $12,000 today, we need more data before concluding that the digital currency…
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Cryptocurrency Is Strengthened By Space Exploration

Cryptocurrency Is Strengthened By Space Exploration

One of the most curious things about the emergence of cryptocurrencies has been its tie to a nascent movement in commercial space exploration and commercial space launches. At first, it seems like an odd fit — until one begins to understand that private modules and satellite communications as well as further space exploration dovetails with…
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New York Man Charged In $100 Million Bitcoin Case

New York Man Charged In $100 Million Bitcoin Case

A New York City man has been charged with hacking, trafficking in stolen credit card data, and laundering money with bitcoin, highlighting the cryptocurrency’s enduring appeal to cyber criminals. Vitalii Antonenko, 28, was arrested and detained on money laundering charges on arrival at New York’s JFK airport from Ukraine in March last year after undercover agents…
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11 Members Of Congress Urge Treasury Secretary Mnuchin To Use Blockchain For COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

11 Members Of Congress Urge Treasury Secretary Mnuchin To Use Blockchain For COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

On Tuesday, a letter from eleven Members of Congress to the Secretary of the Treasury was made public that urged Secretary Mnuchin to consider the use of blockchain technology to help in providing COVID-19 stimulus checks to Americans. With the high-profile nature of suggesting the U.S. Treasury could deliver money owed to the public with…
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Cryptocurrency in Focus: Bullish Bitcoin Watchers Drool Over the Great 'Halving'

Cryptocurrency in Focus: Bullish Bitcoin Watchers Drool Over the Great ‘Halving’

The event that happens every four years is meant to prevent inflation, but attracts speculation. Like the leap year that comes every four years, it’s that time again for Bitcoin ( (BTC) ). We’re talking about “halving” — which often causes a speculative rise in the value of the cryptocurrency. For those not familiar, Bitcoin…
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Add Crypto And Blockchain To Zoom? Vonage Founder Jeff Pulver On The Next Evolution In Communication

Add Crypto And Blockchain To Zoom? Vonage Founder Jeff Pulver On The Next Evolution In Communication

Blockchain – Internet pioneer Jeff Pulver is working on the decentralized blockchain-based cryptographically-secured communications platform of the future. It’s called Debrief, and the goal is middleware that any communications app — Zoom, Houseparty, Facebook Messenger — could potentially use. That’s kind of a big deal, because he led early development of voice over IP (which…
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Now Some Good Coronavirus News: 33% Of Cryptocurrency Scammer Revenue ‘Wiped Out’ By COVID-19

Now Some Good Coronavirus News: 33% Of Cryptocurrency Scammer Revenue ‘Wiped Out’ By COVID-19

Cryptocurrency – From lower fumes to more time spent with family, there are some glimmers of light in the darkness of the COVID-19 era. And, despite the rise of coronavirus-themed scams, cybercriminals hoping to make bundles of cryptocurrency during global lockdowns are earning less than ever, according to a report released Friday. The report, shown…
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Is This The Real Reason Bitcoin Suddenly Collapsed?

Is This The Real Reason Bitcoin Suddenly Collapsed?

Bitcoin crashed this week, collapsing by almost 15% over the last seven-days and dragging down the wider cryptocurrency market. The bitcoin price, which has had an incredible start to the year, had been hovering around $10,000 per bitcoin before moving sharply lower—diving just as global markets went into free fall due to the spreading coronavirus.…
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Cryptocurrencies prepare next move after torrid weekend

Cryptocurrencies prepare next move after torrid weekend

Cryptocurrencies across the board were still licking their wounds this evening after a brutal weekend that battered any clear signs of a storming bull market into submission. Bitcoin – despite soaring on Friday – dramatically tumbled by $500 after the hard work of a steady build-up across the psychological $10,000 line was undone in a…
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Binance CEO Makes ‘Modest’ $2 Trillion Bitcoin Forecast

There’s Something Very Strange Going On With Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins

Bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins, often used as a gauge of bitcoin interest and prices around the world, has suddenly begun suspending long-time users’ accounts without warning. Reports began coming in this week that LocalBitcoins users across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia have had their accounts “deactivated.” Messages seen by this reporter were sent to account…
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