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Will 2020 Bring More Mixed Results for Bitcoin?

Well, here’s a bit of good news for us all to enjoy. It looks like maybe bitcoin isn’t doomed to end on such a low note after all.Bitcoin Is Showing Promise Once AgainYes, the currency is nowhere near its peak price of $13,600 which occurred over the summer, but we can all take comfort in the fact that perhaps the number one cryptocurrency by market cap isn’t going to end 2019 below $7,000.After several days of traversing the $6,000 range, it appears the currency is walking a path of...

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Will Bitcoin Repeat Its 2019 Behavior in 2020?

At the time of writing, several of the world’s leading cryptocurrencies, i.e. bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and so on, are continuing their drops into red territory, and it’s unclear if recovery lies on the horizon.Bitcoin: Where Will It Go Next Year?As it stands, many enthusiasts are likely wondering what the future holds. Several analysts, over the past few months, have touted 2020 as the start of something great for BTC and its altcoin comrades, but normal, everyday investors aren’t seeing...

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Coin Floor Turns Its Back on Ethereum

Coin Floor – a cryptocurrency exchange licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom – has announced that it will be turning its back on Ethereum – the world’s second largest cryptocurrency by market cap and the number one competitor to bitcoin – and removing it from its present list of available (and tradeable) cryptocurrencies.Coin Floor Says It Will Be a Bitcoin Only ExchangeAll ether-based listings will disappear starting on January third. The company says it...

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Bitcoin Falls Into the $6,000 Range; 2019 to End on Low Note?

After weeks of trading barely above $7,000, bitcoin (BTC) – the world’s largest and most powerful cryptocurrency by market cap – has unexpectedly fallen into the $6,000 range.Bitcoin to End the Year on a Negative Point?At press time, bitcoin is trading for just over $6,700, meaning it has fallen by anywhere between $300 and $400 over the past 48 hours. There are no valid reasons given for the sudden and dramatic fall, though one source is suggesting that Plus Token – a notorious Chinese Ponzi...

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Nicolas Maduro to Host Petro Airdrop, but Does Anyone Really Care?

Oh, Nicolas Maduro… When are you going to take a hint and realize that the people of your country aren’t interested in your silly little Petro coin?The Petro Isn’t That PopularIn his never-ending quest to push a centralized, socialist form of cryptocurrency, Nicolas Maduro – president of Venezuela – has announced that he will invoke an airdrop in which one unit of Petro will be offered to every public worker living within his country’s borders.The airdrop is set to take place at around...

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South Korea Crypto Account Holders Must Use Their Legal Names

South Korea has passed new laws requiring that everyone opening a cryptocurrency account use their true, legal names to do so.South Korea: The Center of Crypto Regulation?As time goes by, many cryptocurrency exchanges and businesses are seeking out ways to remain fully compliant with federal regulators. The problem is that to do this, they’re often required to invade the privacy of their customers to one extent or another, and this scenario is no exception.One of the issues at hand is that...

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Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler to Briefly Serve in Congress

Kelly Loeffler – the CEO of Bakkt, the institutional crypto trading platform owned and governed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – has been hired to take over a temporarily vacant Senate seat.Can Kelly Loeffler Push Crypto in Government?Many see this maneuver as a positive step and believe that perhaps crypto will now have a friend in the U.S. Congress. Bakkt was first announced in late 2018, but it took nearly a full year for the platform to get off the ground. After several months of...

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Will December Be a Strong Month for Bitcoin?

The month of December has just started and already we’re off to a good start. Bitcoin – the world’s largest and most prominent cryptocurrency by market cap – has seemingly jumped in price by another $100, leaving many enthusiasts to wonder if perhaps the currency is about to enter another bull run.December Has Often Been Good to BitcoinOf course, to assume this means anything would be a mistake. Bitcoin can go up just as easily as it can go down. We all witnessed that over the past few...

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Bitcoin: Where Does the End of Thanksgiving Leave It?

At the time of writing, bitcoin has dropped to about $7,200 – a near $200 drop from just 24 hours ago.Bitcoin: A Minor Drop, Nothing MoreThe currency is continuing its present volatile run, and there’s no way to predict how or where it will end up. November is typically a crazy month for the cryptocurrency – at least it has been in the past – but as the Thanksgiving holiday comes to an end, perhaps we can all be a little thankful that while this month did bring about a few scares, things...

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Bitcoin Spikes by $500 in Two Days

Well, well. Here’s a bit of good news just as the holiday season is starting to pick up steam. The world’s number one cryptocurrency – bitcoin – has suddenly surged to just under $7,600, incurring a seven percent gain over the past two days.Bitcoin Is Picking Up SpeedYesterday was Thanksgiving, meaning everyone was likely trying to avoid two topics at the dinner table: politics and crypto. Both tend to incur some very angry and/ or negative feelings in people, but this season, bitcoin seems...

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