This Pattern Suggests Bitcoin May Soon Experience “Max Pain Scenario”

The past few weeks have made it increasingly unclear as to where Bitcoin and the crypto markets are heading next, as BTC has now entered a firm consolidation trend that has led it to trade sideways within the mid-$8,000 region. One prominent cryptocurrency analyst is now noting that Bitcoin could be on the cusp of […]

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The Holy Grail for DApps Moving Beyond Buzzword Status

Decentralized apps (DApp) continue to be a major focus point for developers in the crypto space. However, 2019 ended with DApps still far off from reaching their much-touted potential of being the “future of the internet.” DApp projects in 2019 continued to suffer from their usual issues like poor user retention and the difficulties of […]

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2019 Saw Most Exchange Attacks Ever, With Hackers Becoming More Savvy

As cryptocurrency exchanges beef up their security to defend themselves against cyberattacks, hackers are responding in kind by amping up their techniques — and the data shows that they’re finding success. Cryptocurrency exchanges faced more successful attacks in 2019 than in any other year since bitcoin began trading on public exchanges in 2011, according to […]

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Tether Launches Gold-Backed Stablecoin and Begins Trading on Bitfinex

Tether is now supporting a gold-backed stablecoin, Tether Gold (XAU₮), according to a Jan. 23 press release. One token represents ownership of one troy fine ounce of physical gold, currently worth approximately $1,550. The new product is available as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum blockchain, as well as a TRC20 token on Tron (TRX). […]

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How Payswap Can Confuse Blockchain Analysts, Benefiting Bitcoin Privacy for All

Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users’ privacy. This is a problem. Bitcoin users might not necessarily want the world to know where they spend their money, what they earn or how much they own, while businesses may not want […]

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Bitcoin’s Price Will Go Parabolic Above $10,000 If This Level Holds

Bitcoin has been on an absolute roll over the past month, surging from $6,400 to $9,200 in a jaw-dropping fashion. Altcoins have followed suit, posting even more impressive gains as buyers have finally stepped in. Related Reading: This Reason Is Why Analysts are Worried About Ripple’s XRP Despite 35% Rally Prices have since stalled, with […]

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Jack Dorsey’s Square Awarded Patent for Real-Time Crypto-to-Fiat Swaps

Financial services and mobile payment company Square thinks it has found a way to turn fiat into crypto in real-time point-of-sale transactions.  How it works  On Jan. 21, the United States Patent Office awarded Square a patent for a technology that the team argues cracks a present barrier in merchant transactions:  “All cryptocurrencies face the […]

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Wasabi Wallet Launches #BitcoinIsSafe Campaign to Counter Erroneous Antivirus Detections

Recently, Wasabi Wallet users have reported multiple instances in which antivirus programs identify both Wasabi and the newly integrated Bitcoin Core as “system infections.” More specifically, the computer security algorithms for Avira, Bitdefender, Kaspersky and F-Secure (and many other antivirus softwares) confuse full Bitcoin nodes with unwanted cryptocurrency mining programs that run in computer backgrounds […]

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The Fate of Bitcoin’s Bull Market Rests on This One Key Level

Bitcoin (BTC) has been caught within a firm bull market throughout 2020, which has allowed the cryptocurrency to garner some notable momentum that led it to climb from year-to-date lows of $6,800 to highs of $9,200. Although BTC has struggled to break above the lower-$9,000 region, it is important to note that the cryptocurrency has […]

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