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Facebook Crypto Libra Crumbling as Visa, Mastercard Consider Quits: Report

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra has been in hot water ever since the social media giant released the whitepaper earlier this year. Central banks and governments across the globe have put together a concerted effort against Libra, putting Facebook executives in the dock time and again as they fear that the social media giant is out to create a parallel financial system. But the greatest threat that could derail Facebook’s cryptocurrency project probably lies within. The Libra Association, a...

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Top German Bank Predicts Bitcoin to Hit $90,000 After Halving, Calling It ‘Ultrahard Money’

Bayern LB, one of Germany’s top banks, has published a report in strong support of bitcoin superseding gold, predicting a price of $90,000 per BTC post bitcoin’s halving in 2020. Within a report entitled, “Is bitcoin outshining gold?” the bank’s researchers delved into the stock-to-flow ratios of gold and bitcoin, specifically regarding the impact of reduced supply on asset value. The Stock-to-Flow Model A stock-to-flow (SF) ratio is an analytical method commonly used within commodities,...

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How a Crypto Startup Escaped With a Comical Fine After Illegal $4 Billion ICO

Block.one – the company behind cryptocurrency EOS – was slapped with a $24 million fine this week, pertaining to its initial coin offering (ICO) back in 2017. That might sound harsh, but it’s a tiny penalty. A drop in the ocean compared to the record-breaking $4.1 billion the company (reportedly) raised in its initial coin offering (ICO). To be specific, it’s just 0.58% of the total amount raised – a slap on the wrist for violating US securities law. It’s an arbitrary and dangerous...

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Craig Wright Incoherently Rambles About Bitcoin Payments & Privacy

Craig Wright continues to befuddle in the cryptocurrency space. The controversial computer scientist who maintains his identity as the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto recently spoke at the CoinGeek conference in Seoul on ‘The Power of Bitcoin SV Scaling’. The conference, which hosted a multitude of speakers, saw Wright headline and speculate on new inventions that could be built on top of his dramatic Bitcoin Cash fork now dubbed Satoshi’s Vision. Craig Wright, the promoter of government...

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Bitcoin Can Drop to Anywhere from $7,000 to $0 Say Experts

Bitcoin’s fall from grace over the last few days has emboldened bears to come out of hiding. Calls for a plunge to $7,000 and below are overwhelming social media channels. It appears that in one bearish push, all the hard work that the bulls put in this year has gone out of the window. The CIO of Redacted Capital sees bitcoin dropping by another 15%. | Source: TwitterTo get a better sense of where bitcoin is headed in the near-term, we asked several experts on what they think would be the...

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‘Excited’ Block.One Settles $24 Million SEC Penalty for Naughty EOS ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has brought down the hammer on crypto once again, announcing a $24 million penalty on blockchain company Block.one. Yesterday brought equal measures of hope and despair for the cryptocurrency market. A new rating system for cryptocurrency classification sprung up, looking to bolster self-regulation efforts; at the same time, the SEC pounced on EOS‘ parent company, Block.one, for its supposedly unregistered ICO. The company had tried to subvert...

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Desperate Maduro Trumpets Crypto Payments with China and Russia

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has openly declared his regime’s love for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The controversial politician on Tuesday said his government is using cryptocurrencies to access national and international payment infrastructure. He confirmed that Venezuela’s finance minister and central bank are close to introducing “new instruments.” It would give every Venezuelan access to “national and international payments through the central bank’s accounts.”...

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Bitcoin Price Bottom Could Fall Far Beyond $7,700, Warns Trader

Despite the recovery of the bitcoin price by $700 in the past 48 hours, traders like DonAlt expect a deeper correction in the short term. The bitcoin price dropped to the $7,000 region twice in the past week, dipping to as low as $7,688 on September 30. While bitcoin attempted to break above important support levels following its recovery to $8,500, it has not been able to sustain upside momentum. Deeper correction possible for bitcoin From its yearly high at around $14,000, a pullback to...

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MMA Fighter Ben Askren Inspires Debate: Who Would Win Bitcoin vs. Gold Matchup?

MMA fighter and crypto aficionado Ben Askren has poured fuel onto the flames of the ever-raging argument between bitcoin and gold. Askren recently created a Twitter poll asking one simple question: If you were given $10,000 gift that you couldn’t touch for a decade, what would you rather the gift in – gold, bitcoin, or U.S. Treasury bonds?  Surprisingly, the results came in nearly exactly apportioned, with bitcoin gaining 50%, gold 41%, and, perhaps more predictably, U.S. Treasury bonds...

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Binance Ticker Symbol Mix-Up Reveals Dirty Dealings on Coin Listing

Cryptocurrency investors were left holding the wrong coin after a mix-up over ticker symbols on the Binance DEX. But this simple ticker debacle inadvertently revealed some highly suspicious details about the listing process on the Binance DEX. UPX Ticker Mix-Up on Binance DEX The founders of uPlexa say the UPX ticker symbol is, and always has been, unique to their project. However, Binance DEX recently listed a token by the name of UDAP, which also uses the UPX ticker symbol. At least two...

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