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Week in Review: The Bitcoin Price Has Experienced Ups and Downs

At the time of writing, bitcoin – the number one cryptocurrency by market cap – is trading above $7,400, which is the highest it’s been in the new year and the highest it’s been in a while.Things Are Both Shaky and Stable for BitcoinTo say things have gotten off to a rocky start for bitcoin in 2020 would be a bit of an understatement. While the currency did begin above $7,000, enthusiasts and traders everywhere got a bit of a scare when two days later, the currency fell into the $6,000 range...

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Nicolas Maduro: We’ll Sell Two Valuable Assets in Exchange for the Petro

Oh, President Maduro – when are you going to learn that the only person who seems genuinely interested in the Petro currency is you?! When are you going to see that nobody in Venezuela or abroad gives a hoot about your failed digital asset?The Petro Is Still Being Pushed, Now in Questionable WaysUnwilling to accept reality, Nicolas Maduro – president of Venezuela – is continuing to push a Petro-backed agenda, saying that his country will now sell both gold and oil for Petro units. So here,...

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Unhappy New Year? Bitcoin Falls Into $6,000 Range

We’re just a few days into the new year, and bitcoin is continuing to show signs of depreciation.Bitcoin Continues to Head SouthThe currency remains a popular investment, but bitcoin’s price has started 2020 out with a few significant nosedives. The currency has fallen (once again) below the $7,000 line, and many are wondering if the year will continue to take bitcoin on a whirlwind of drops.While it’s probably too early to tell, 2020 is simply continuing the trends set forth by the previous...

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Bitcoin Has Outdone All Other Investments Thus Far, Putting Doubters in Check

Bitcoin may be down, but it’s still given users a lot of happiness.Bitcoin Has Outdone All Other InvestmentsPer one source, the currency has risen by more than nine million percent over the past ten years. The 2010s were an up-and-down decade. Many were recovering from the Great Recession that had occurred roughly two years earlier, and several people in the U.S. who had worked in the manufacturing industry were stuck looking for new jobs given that the country had shipped many of its...

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2020: A New Era for Bitcoin Has Arrived

2020 is literally right around the corner. In what will be the final posting for Live Bitcoin News during 2019, let’s conclude our end-of-year series and examine how bitcoin might maneuver throughout the next 12 months, and how 2020 may stand in terms of bitcoin prowess.The Bitcoin Price Is Slated to Go BigWe’ve yet to begin the year, and already analysts and industry experts are going crazy with their price predictions for the world’s leading digital currency. Allegedly, this is the year...

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Google and YouTube Are Sorry About Taking Down Crypto Content

Yesterday, Live Bitcoin News reported that YouTube was taking down several cryptocurrency-related channels and that it was removing several crypto-based videos. Now, the company is reinstituting all the removed content, claiming that the action occurred due to an “error.”YouTube: Sorry About the Misunderstanding!This seems somewhat fishy. How does an error like that take place, one that constitutes the removal of literally hundreds of videos? On top of that, how does this error get programmed...

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Job Losses and Indirect Finances: The “Darker Side” of Ethereum?

No doubt Ethereum (ETH) is a hardcore crypto asset that’s not to be messed with. It’s the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and it holds its ground over the likes of Ripple (XRP), bitcoin cash (BCH), EOS (EOS) and Litecoin (LTC).Ethereum Still Has Some IssuesBut even top products and companies appear to suffer from time to time, and Ethereum is no exception. The company recently announced that it was having to cancel out several jobs in both the Philippines and India. While it’s...

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Is Ethereum Activity Exceeding That of BTC?

In a strange twist of events, Ethereum – the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap and the number one competitor to bitcoin – is doing far better than BTC.Is Ethereum Becoming a Tougher Coin?Technical charts show that transaction volumes for ETH, for the first time in a while, are surpassing those of bitcoin, and that there’s far more activity as of late surrounding the world’s second primary form of crypto. How can this be, and will this enable ETH to gain price momentum and...

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Bitcoin Shoots Past the $7,400 Mark

We’ve got some good news, folks. At the time of writing, the world’s number one cryptocurrency by market cap – bitcoin, of course – has shot past the $7,400 line for the first time in weeks.Bitcoin Is Heading HigherThis is a significant improvement over the $7,100 level it’s been trading at for some time. While the currency rose this high during the mid-December point, it appeared bitcoin couldn’t retain this level of momentum, and immediately fell back down to the low $7,000 range. Now, it...

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Report: Startup Employees Don’t Believe the Hype Surrounding Cryptocurrency

No doubt cryptocurrency can do a lot of good for the world. It can provide third-world nations with the financial means necessary to care for their residents. It can give people who don’t have valid access to credit or appropriate monetary tools the chance to pay for goods and services, and it can revamp our digital banking system into something that is controlled strictly by the people who use it – not by outside parties or middle men.Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Have All the Support It...

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