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Canadian VR Company Sells $4.2M of Bitcoin Following the Double-Spending FUD

NexTech AR Solutions, a Vancouver, Canada-headquartered developer of VR and AR solutions, has booked a $200,000 profit after selling over 130 bitcoins. The firm justified its decision with the double-spending that allegedly occurred on the BTC network yesterday.According to a press release published by the company, NexTech has sold all of its BTC holdings, amounting to 130.187 bitcoins. With today’s prices, this amount is worth north of $4,2 million.The sale has come less than a month after...

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Buying the Bitcoin Dip: MicroStrategy Scoops $10M Worth of BTC Following $7K Daily Crash

Michael Saylor’s Bitcoin bet appears to be far from over as his company MicroStrategy has acquired even more BTC despite the crypto price experiencing a significant retrace over the last couple of days.MicroStrategy has added more Bitcoin to its balance sheet according to an announcement issued on Friday (Jan. 22, 2021).MicroStrategy has purchased approximately 314 bitcoins for $10.0 million in cash in accordance with its Treasury Reserve Policy, at an average price of approximately $31,808...

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Russia’s Sberbank Seeks Approval To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

Giant state-owned Russian bank Sberbank has reportedly sought approval from the nation’s central bank to launch its own cryptocurrency through a blockchain platform.Separately, a Russian court has removed the leading crypto exchange Binance from a regulator’s blacklist.Sberbank Looks Into Launching Its Own Crypto?According to the local coverage, Sberbank of Russia, one of the largest banks in the world’s largest country by landmass, has applied with the central bank to register a blockchain...

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US Treasury Secretary Nominee Yellen: Crypto Can Improve The Financial System

​Janet Yellen, President Joe Biden’s U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee, seems to have balanced her statements about Bitcoin and crypto, after her previous negative rhetoric about the emerging technology.Janet Yellen Acknowledges Crypto’s BenefitsIn a written response to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021), Yellen stated that cryptocurrencies had benefits that needed to be explored. Yellen added that the emerging technology had the potential to “improve the efficiency...

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Bitcoin is an Unreliable Hedge During Market Upheavals: JP Morgan Analysts

Analysts at JP Morgan have argued against Bitcoin’s (BTC) value proposition as a competitor to gold, saying the largest crypto by market capitalization is not a suitable hedge during periods of market uncertainty.Bitcoin is Least Reliable as a Hedge During Market CrunchesAccording to Bloomberg, JP Morgan strategists John Normand and Federico Manicardi have issued a report classifying Bitcoin more as a risk-on asset than as a hedge against market uncertainties. As part of their analysis, the...

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Theta Network Partners With World Poker Tour to Lower Video Delivery Costs

Viewers of the giant gaming and entertainment brand, World Poker Tour, will be able to earn TFUEL tokens while watching poker content after WPT announced the integration of Theta Network.The partnership will also enable WPT to lower the video delivery CDN costs by 50% while increasing user engagement by employing Theta’s blockchain.Theta Integrated On World Poker TourTheta Network is a blockchain-based video delivery project that aims to decentralize the live streaming industry. It also...

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eToro Halts XRP Trading For US Citizens Following The SEC Charges

The US Securities and Exchange Commission charges on Ripple have pushed another platform, namely eToro, to suspend trading for the company’s native cryptocurrency. The Israeli exchange will prohibit the purchase and trading of XRP for US citizens starting from January 24th.eToro Joins The List Of XRP Suspending ExchangesFounded in 2006 in Israel, eToro is a popular social trading and multi-asset brokerage company that also support various cryptocurrency pairs.However, the company has decided...

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Sequoia Holdings To Offer Its Employees Salaries In Bitcoin And Ethereum

Employees of the large provider of cloud migration, app development, and software engineering services, Sequoia Holdings, could start receiving their salaries in various cryptocurrencies. Some of the options include Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum.Founded in 2012, Sequoia Holdings, LLC is a provider of advanced analytic solutions, agile software development, cybersecurity products, and other IT-related services.Earlier today, the Reston, VA-based firm announced that employers could choose...

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$900 Million Liquidated in 24 Hours as Bitcoin Plunges Toward $30K

The last 24 hours have been undoubtedly going in favor of the bears. That’s according to data concerning the total liquidated positions in the past day as Bitcoin’s price is seemingly headed towards $30,000.In less than a day, the cryptocurrency derivatives market saw a total of $900 million worth of both long and short positions liquidated.Given the nature of the market, it’s no surprise that most of the volume comes from liquidated long positions, which account for 80.77% of all or roughly...

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Bitcoin is Almost Uninvestable, Says Barclays Private Bank Executive

Bitcoin made history these past few months. It broke its historical record, flirted with a 10x ROI in one year, its realized price also reached ATH, and it became the best performing asset of the decade.But is it a good investment overall? It all depends on the crystal you look at it with. For example, Gerald Moser, chief market strategist at Barclays Private Bank, thinks it’s not.Don’t Invest in BitcoinFor Moser, the price fluctuations associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are...

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