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Digibyte (DGB) Founder Jared Tate Aggressively Tweets At Justin Sun And Changpeng Zhao, Causing Digibyte (DGB) To Be Delisted From Poloniex Only Hours Later

The Founder of Digibyte (DGB), Justin Tate, went to war against Justin Sun, Tron (TRX), the Tron Foundation, Binance, and Changpeng Zhao on Twitter throughout the day on Wednesday December 4. The battle started in the early morning hours, with Tate tweeting that the crypto space has been hijacked by crooks like Justin Sun and… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) Momentarily Drops To $680 During Flash Crash On Binance BTC/USDS Market, Accidental Market Order Likely The Culprit

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) momentarily plunged 91% to $680 on the Binance BTC/USDS market, and just as fast as it happened the price of Bitcoin (BTC) returned to normal. This is a prime example of a flash crash and was likely due to an inexperienced trader placing a large sell order with a market… Read more

North America Becoming A Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Hub Due To Regulatory Stability Versus China

North America, specifically the United States and Canada, is increasingly becoming a hub for Bitcoin (BTC) mining due to relative regulatory stability compared to China. Previously, and even currently, most of the Bitcoin (BTC) mining hash rate in the world is concentrated in China. However, there have been repeated threats to the Bitcoin (BTC) mining… Read more

The First Regulated Bitcoin Options Markets Are Launching December 9 on Bakkt and January 13 on Cme; What Bitcoin Options Are and How They Work

It is already a big month for Bakkt, with daily volumes and open interest consistently breaking records, and the CEO of Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler, being appointed to the United States Senate. That is just the beginning, however, as Bakkt will launch the first regulated and compliant Bitcoin options market — aka options contracts for Bitcoin… Read more

The Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Continues Its Fall Into Obscurity After Over a Million Tokens Burned Out of Existence

According to whale alerts, 1,035,020 Gemini Dollars (GUSD) were burned on December 3rd, which was around 20% of all the Gemini Dollars (GUSD) left in existence. This is just another event in the long demise of the Gemini Dollar (GUSD). 🔥 1,035,020 #GUSD (1,024,618 USD) burned at #Gemini Tx: https://t.co/iYLW9sgV6b — Whale Alert (@whale_alert) December… Read more

Bitfinex Integrates Lightning Network For Instant Deposits And Withdrawals

Bitfinex has become the first major cryptocurrency exchange to integrate the Lightning Network, which is a 2nd layer scalability solution for Bitcoin (BTC) which facilitates instant transactions while requiring practically zero fees. Apparently Bitfinex is running a full Lightning node, and customers are able to open up payment channels with Bitfinex via https://ln.bitfinex.com/, allowing for… Read more

New Tariffs on Imported Chinese Goods to Go Into Effect on December 15, Significant Crypto Market Movements Possible

As things stand now, 15% tariffs are expected to go into effect on $160 billion of imported Chinese goods on December 15. The stock market plunged on December 3 on news that a trade deal was unlikely to happen, but on December 4 the stock market rallied on news that a trade deal might happen.… Read more

OneCoin Website Finally Goes Offline, But It’s Too Little Too Late

OneCoin is a $4.4 billion cryptocurrency-based Ponzi scheme that has been running for years, despite widespread reports that it is a scam and several lawsuits and arrests. Shockingly, the main OneCoin website was running until late last week, and the website was appearing in Google search results as well. Law enforcement has finally taken the… Read more
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Bitcoin (BTC) Momentarily Drops To $680 During Flash Crash On Binance BTC/USDS Market, Accidental Market Order Likely The Culprit

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) momentarily plunged 91% to $680 on the Binance BTC/USDS market, and just as fast as it happened the price of Bitcoin (BTC) returned to normal. This is a prime example of a flash crash and…

North America Becoming A Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Hub Due To Regulatory Stability Versus China

North America, specifically the United States and Canada, is increasingly becoming a hub for Bitcoin (BTC) mining due to relative regulatory stability compared to China. Previously, and even currently, most of the Bitcoin (BTC) mining hash rate in the world…
The Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Continues Its Fall Into Obscurity After Over a Million Tokens Burned Out of Existence
According to whale alerts, 1,035,020 Gemini Dollars (GUSD) were burned on December 3rd, which was around 20% of all the Gemini Dollars (GUSD) left in existence. This is just another…
Which Major Altcoins Will Still Be Top Ranking Long Term? A Historical Review of the Altcoin Market’s Past Perhaps Provides Clues
Right now the top 21 altcoins on CoinMarketCap are: Ethereum (ETH) Ripple (XRP) Tether (USDT) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Litecoin (LTC) EOS Binance Coin (BNB) Bitcoin SV (BSV) Stellar (XLM) Tron (TRX) Cardano…

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Bitfinex Integrates Lightning Network For Instant Deposits And Withdrawals
Bitfinex has become the first major cryptocurrency exchange to integrate the Lightning Network, which is a 2nd layer scalability solution…
Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) Founder Says Quantum Computing Is Not a Threat to Cryptocurrency, Although That Claim Is Debatable
Dr. Leemon Baird, the Founder of Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) which is a relatively new cryptocurrency that boasts 10,000 transactions per…
ZCash Halo Breakthrough May Benefit All Cryptocurrencies
The Electric Coin Company (ECC), the company behind ZCash (ZEC) and its protocol development, revealed that their engineer Sean Bowe…
Gartner: Blockchain Tech Still in the Trough of Disillusionment
According to a leading research and advisory company, Gartner, Blockchain technology is sliding into the Trough of Disillusionment and is…

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Vertcoin (VTC) 51% Attacked Again, But Attack Possibly Thwarted By Bittrex Halting Deposits And Withdraws

Vertcoin (VTC) experienced a 51% attack on December 1, with 603 blocks being removed from the blockchain and replaced with 553 ‘attacker’ blocks. Five double spend transactions occurred simultaneous with the attack, but only 125 Vertcoins (VTC) worth $29 were doublespent. The attack may have been much worse, but the devs noticed an attack may…
Top Korean Crypto Exchange Upbit Loses $50 Million Of Ethereum (ETH) In Hack
Upbit, which is among the top four cryptocurrency exchanges in Korea, has lost 342,000 Ethereum (ETH) in a hack. This is the equivalent of $52 million as of this writing.…
Unknown Miner Gains ~70% of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Hash Rate and Performs Difficulty Adjustment Attack to Mine Up to 21 Blocks in an Hour, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Highly Susceptible to Attacks Due to Hash Rate Being 50X Lower Than Bitcoin (BTC)
An unknown miner has taken over a majority of hashing power on the Cash (BCH) network, with some reports suggesting the miner has had up to 75% of the hashing…
Ransomware Victim Hacks His Hackers
A user got to counter the ransomware attackers that encrypted his files by hacking their server and releasing the decryption keys for all other victims. This incident involved the Muhstik…

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German Banks Will Be Allowed to Buy, Sell, and Store Cryptocurrency Starting New Years Day

Germany has just passed a new law which will allow banks to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency starting on New Years Day. This creates the potential for Germany to become a ‘crypto heaven’, where cryptocurrencies will be widely available to…

FinCEN Has Declared That Stablecoin Operators Must Register As MSBs and Follow KYC/AML; This Decision Could Be a Death Blow for the Stablecoin Industry in the United States

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth A. Blanco spoke at the Chainalysis Blockchain Symposium — a crypto conference run by one of the top blockchain forensics firms — and dropped some heavy regulatory news about the stablecoin industry. Essentially,…
CFTC Chairman Calls for the United States to Nurture the Crypto Space Instead of Impeding It
The Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Heath Tarbert, has publicly stated that the crypto space could result in a fundamental transformational change to the global finance industry…
China Not Banning The Crypto Mining Industry, For Now At Least
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China has sway over which industries to encourage, which industries to regulate, and which industries to eliminate. In…

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The Crypto Space Needs A Compliant ‘DEX’, Exchanges With Centralized Holdings Are Ruining Too Many Traders And Investors

Yet another cryptocurrency exchange was hacked and lost a large amount of money. This time it was UpBit, one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges in Korea, and they lost $50 million of Ethereum (ETH). It seems like this is a persistent problem for all cryptocurrency exchanges, and it is ruining the reputation of the crypto…
Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Thinks Africa Will Define Bitcoin’s (BTC) Future
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square and Twitter, stated that Africa will define the future, especially the future of Bitcoin (BTC). This statement came at the end of Dorsey’s trip…
BitBay Bans Monero (XMR) As Exchanges Worldwide Delist Privacy Coins
BitBay, which is a cryptocurrency exchange based in Europe, has banned Monero (XMR). This follows Monero (XMR) being banned from other exchanges across the world, including Upbit and OKEx Korea.…
Holiday Spending May Be a Factor in This Week’s Bitcoin (BTC) Crash, Last Year Bitcoin (BTC) Dropped $3,400 Mostly Before Black Friday
It seems the Grinch may be stealing crypto Christmas. Bitcoin (BTC), and the rest of the crypto market has been dropping sharply the past few days, from $8,600 to as…