From Bitcoin Price ‘Lil Pump’ to Bitfinex Tethers: Last Week’s Top Stories

This Sunday will see over 40,000 people attempt to run a 26.2 mile course through the streets of London. It will also see Bitcoinist pack a marathon week of news into the much more easily attempted list of past week’s top bitcoin stories.  Bitcoin Price Pulled In Opposing Directions The past 7 days saw a price […]

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Bitcoin Consolidating Above $5K a ‘Positive Sign,’ Says Crypto Hedge Fund

It’s safe to say that Bitcoin has had a good Q1 2019, gaining upwards of 30 percent of its value since January 1st. Now, a new report has it that if the price consolidates above $5,000, this could lead to further increases throughout the year.  Bitcoin Price $5K Consolidation a ‘Positive Sign’ According to a […]

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This New Bitcoin Lightning Network Exchange is a No-KYC, ShapeShift Killer

Boltz, a new lightning network based bitcoin exchange, has officially launched and won’t ask for your personal information. What’s more, it also allows for swapping bitcoin and litecoin using LN or cross-atomic chain swaps.  Financial Sovereignty Uber Alles Trading shouldn’t require an account. So claims the tagline of new instant, account free, and non-custodial digital […]

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Litecoin Price Analysis: LTC is the Lead Bull For Five Weeks Running

Litecoin (LTC) and Binance Coin (BNB) are the lead bulls propelling the market higher again. Since last week, the former is up 28 percent. Prices are now at the highest they’ve been since October 2018 and the altcoin appears set to notch $70 over the short-term. 1-HR Chart The $55 to $56 zone is providing […]

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Litecoin Price Analysis: How High Will Halving Hype Push LTC?

In approximately 179 days, Litecoin (LTC) will undergo a block-reward halving — cutting the coin reward for miners from 25 to 12.5 coins. With fundamental developments like confidential transactions reportedly in the works and the popular altcoin experiencing price-strength confirmation, how high will the impending halving hype push the price of the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency?  [Disclaimer: […]

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BitMex Insurance Fund Can Finance 51% Attack on Bitcoin Cash For a Year

Hong Kong-based trading platform BitMEX owns so much Bitcoin that it could launch multiple 51 percent attacks against some altcoins for months. Bitcoin Insurance Fund Worth $76 Million Those were the results of calculations from social media commentators this week as it emerged BitMEX’s Insurance Fund now contains 21,350 BTC ($75.9 million). The “monstrously large” […]

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CFTC Says Bitcoin Trader Who Lost $1.1M Will Serve 15 Months in Jail

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) revealed that a former employee of Consolidated Trading will serve 15 months in jail and pay $1.1 million for Bitcoin fraud. Employer Tipped Off Authorities According to sources including US regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a social media commentator citing “people close” to the matter, Joseph Kim […]

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