Bitcoin News

With 18 Million Bitcoins Mined, How Hard Is That 21 Million Limit?

In a matter of hours, the 18 millionth bitcoin will have been mined and the world’s first cryptocurrency will draw one step closer to its hard-coded cap of 21 million coins.

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Venezuelan Migrants Are Using Bitcoin for Remittances, But There’s…

In 2018, Deimer González packed his college diploma, clothes and a mobile wallet with 1.5 BTC in savings and left Venezuela. What unfolded throughout 2019 offers a microcosm for Venezuelan bitcoin users around the world.

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Bitcoin Smart Contract Platform RSK Acquires Latin America’s Fourth…

IOV Labs, the parent company of Bitcoin smart contract platform RSK, has announced the acquisition of Taringa. As a result, the Hispanic social media network’s 30 million users and 1,000+ active communities will be exposed to dapps, tokenization and P2P trading. Crypto companies acquiring traditional businesses, before introducing tokenized features, is now a growing trend.

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Appetite for Bitcoin Futures Is Growing

After all the fanfare, fevered anticipation, and breathless media coverage, Bakkt’s launch of bitcoin futures on Monday was a damp squib. Despite the rollout of physically delivered BTC futures going without a hitch, volumes were low, while the less said about bitcoin’s price in the aftermath, the better.

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Specs Pass First ‘Formal’ Security Test

A pair of researchers have released the results of a formal verification of bitcoin’s lightning network.

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Massive $1 Billion Bitcoin Whale Transaction Makes Waves

A massive 94,505 bitcoin transaction made crypto headlines as investors and investigators speculated from whence the BTC came.

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The Puzzle Of Satoshi Nakamoto – Mystery Behind The Bitcoin Creator

Satoshi Nakamoto. The name revered by every one of those who have heard the words Bitcoin and Blockchain. A name which holds immense power, a name with which billions of dollars is associated — the name without a face, the name wanted by thousands of faces.

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The Faketoshi Circus: Even Bitcoin Can’t Escape the Politics of Money

In case you missed it, a new self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto came out of the woodwork last week, this one brandishing a “proof” based on numerology and an obsession with BCCI, the scandal-ridden bank that collapsed in 1991.

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Bakkt Says It’s ‘Cleared to Launch’ Bitcoin Futures Next Month

Bakkt has been “cleared to launch.” The Intercontinental Exchange’s young subsidiary announced Friday that it had acquired a New York state trust charter through the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).

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Bitcoin Won’t Be a Global Reserve Currency. But It’s Opening the Box

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods conference is probably not high on the list of priorities for cryptocurrency enthusiasts this month. This is an understandable oversight – the price swings, confusing product launches and whereabouts of Justin Sun are perhaps more compelling.

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Bitcoin-Rewards App Lolli Expands to 900 Retail Locations

Online shopping app Lolli is on a growth tear, expanding off the web and into 900 retail locations.

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Could Donald Trump Ban Bitcoin?

Bitcoin yet again graced global headlines last week, after the President of the United States, Donald Trump, took to Twitter to declare himself “not a fan” of cryptocurrencies, “whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air.”

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Africa's Interest in Bitcoin Remains High as 15 States Plan to Adop…

By 2020, a large group of West African countries plan to adopt a single fiat currency called the eco. After a meeting in Abuja held on June 29 between the 15 member-country regional bloc, the implementation of a new single currency, after debating the monetary unit for years, was agreed.

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Bitcoin Eyes Independence Day Price Gains for Fifth Year Running

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  • Bitcoin could rise above $12,000 with the daily chart reporting a bullish reversal.
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Bitcoin Charts Hint At Price Pullback to Below $10K

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  • Bitcoin could fall below $10,000 this week as a strong sign of buyer exhaustion have emerged on the weekly chart in the form of “gravestone doji” candle.
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Bitcoin Price Tops $10K for First Time Since 2018

Bitcoin’s price soared above $10,000 on cryptocurrency exchanges for the first time in 15 months. The price hopped the $10K barrier at 7:35pm Eastern Time.

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Bitcoin Surpasses 1 Million Daily Active Addresses

Bitcoin just passed an interesting milestone today, one we haven’t seen since November 27, 2017. According to CoinMetrics.io, there are now over a million daily active addresses, a number that is defined as the number of unique “from” or “to” addresses used per day.

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Stolen Bitfinex BTC Is on the Move

Stolen bitcoins have been spotted moving on the blockchain after three years of lying dormant.

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Who Is Wei Liu? Second Copyright Filing Appears for Bitcoin White P…

Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who recently and controversially filed copyright registrationsfor the bitcoin white paper and original code, now has a legal rival.

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Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is an Asset

An Israeli court has ruled that bitcoin is an asset, confirming the central bank’s stance. The case involves the country’s tax authority and the founder of a blockchain startup who argues that profits from the sale of cryptocurrency should be tax-free. The court has ruled in favor of the tax authority, endorsing the central bank’s definition of currency.

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Can Bitcoin Win the Digital Payments ‘Gauge War’?

The promise and potential of bitcoin as a technology is frequently described in terms of a platform. On top of bitcoin’s permissionless blockchain, the argument goes, all kinds of things could be built to reduce the power and profit of trusted intermediaries.

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Bitcoin’s Market Share Hits 8-Month High as Price Passes $6K

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  • Bitcoin’s dominance rate has hit 8-month highs, suggesting investor confidence in the recent price rally.
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Bitcoin’s Price Climbs Above $5,500 to Reach 5-Month High

Bitcoin’s price extended its recent gains today, spiking above $5,500 for the first time in over five months.

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Bitcoin Clings on Above Key Support Amid Signs of Price Pullback

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  • Bitcoin suffered a rising wedge breakdown, or bearish reversal, on the hourly chart earlier today. The bearish view, however, has been neutralized by the quick bounce from the key support near $5,170.
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The Struggle to Buy Bitcoin in Crypto-Starved Botswana

The rise of Bitcoin has coincided with improvements in technology allowing anyone to trade online. Meanwhile, in landlocked Botswana, geographical constraints have done little to prevent BTC from being traded locally, even in the absence of an established locally-operated cryptocurrency exchange.

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3 Reasons Bitcoin’s Price Suddenly Surged Back to $5K

The crypto market sprang back to life with bitcoin’s surge to nearly 5-month highs yesterday. But why?

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Bitcoin Price Hits 5-Week High With Chart Echoing 2015 Pre-Rally Pa…

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  • Bitcoin jumped to a five-week high of $4,100 earlier today, reinforcing the bullish view put forward by the recent bounce from the crucial 30-day moving average support. That, coupled with the flag breakout on the 4-hour chart, indicates scope for a re-test of $4,190 (February high).
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Satoshi's Pre-Release Bitcoin Code Contains Fascinating Findings

Cryptocurrency supporters have been discussing an early version of the original Bitcoin source code that surfaced this week. An old forum post and mailing list letter written by Satoshi suggests there was a private version of the code distributed to a few people before the launch of the network on Jan. 3, 2009.

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Bitcoin Trading Volume Tops $11 Billion For First Time In Nearly a…

Daily trading volume for the world’s largest cryptocurrency bitcoin exceeded $11 billion Friday, the most observed in a 24-hour period since April 25 of last year.

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A Bitcoin Bull Market Is Still $350 Away

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  • Bitcoin has established a higher low near $3,300 in the last two months, signaling bearish exhaustion.
  • However, a break above the Christmas Day lower high of $4,236 is needed to confirm a bearish to bullish trend change.
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