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Bitcoin Dominance Increases, ETH's Market Share Slides, Stablecoin…

On Wednesday, the crypto economy of 12,620 coins across 543 exchanges is hovering just above the $2 trillion mark. Ever since the crypto economy’s market slump, bitcoin’s market dominance among all the coins in existence has slowly risen from 37% zone back over the 38% range.

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Bitpay Statistics Show the Use of Bitcoin for Payments Is Dwindling

The use of bitcoin as a digital currency for payments has gone down significantly, according to the numbers stemming from Bitpay, one of the leading cryptocurrency payments processors.

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Jack Dorsey's Payments Company Is 'Officially Building an Open Bitc…

In mid-October 2021, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey revealed the payments firm Block Inc. (formally Square) was considering joining the bitcoin mining industry. Three months later, Dorsey tweeted that his firm was “officially building an open bitcoin mining system.”

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Swiss Bank Seba Predicts Bitcoin Could Hit $75K This Year Boosted b…

Regulated Swiss bank Seba has predicted that the price of bitcoin could reach $75K this year. “Institutional money will probably drive the price up,” said the bank’s CEO.

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Jack Dorsey Introduces Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund to Protect Open S…

  

A recent letter published to the Bitcoin developers mailing list written by Square founder Jack Dorsey indicates that a legal defense fund has been created for open source developers in order to protect them “from lawsuits regarding their activities in the Bitcoin ecosystem.”

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Bitcoin's Hashrate Slides 15% in 10 Days, Price and Difficulty Puts…

The price of bitcoin has been on a long losing streak since November 10, 2021, when the leading crypto asset tapped an all-time high at $69K per unit. During the last two weeks, bitcoin has shed more than 19% in value, and the network’s hashrate has dropped from over 200 exahash per second (EH/s) to 174 EH/s losing roughly 15% in ten days.

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Bitcoin Dips Below $44K, Crypto Economy Drops 4.5%, Traders Rush to…

The price of bitcoin dropped below the $44K zone on Wednesday to $43,678 per unit as the entire crypto-economy has shed billions in value. At the time of writing, the overall crypto economy is down 4.5% as it dipped to $2.25 trillion in value.

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Bitcoin Will Be Legal Tender in 2 More Countries This Year, El Salv…

  

El Salvador’s president has made six predictions relating to bitcoin for 2022. He expects two more countries to adopt bitcoin as legal tender this year. Meanwhile, he expects El Salvador’s Bitcoin City to commence construction during the year and his country’s volcano bonds to be oversubscribed.

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Microstrategy CEO Foresees Bitcoin's Price Reaching $6 Million

The CEO of Microstrategy expects the price of bitcoin to reach $6 million, noting that it is “unstoppable” and will replace gold. The executive personally owns 17,732 bitcoins while his company is hodling 122,478 bitcoins.

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Bitcoin's Bearish Prices at the End of 2021 Not Much Different Than…

The price of bitcoin is down more than 33% from the crypto asset’s all-time high captured about a month ago on November 10. A while back, people expected the price of bitcoin to be extremely bullish during the months of November and December, and many expected a $100K bitcoin price by the year’s end.

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Leading Mexican Retailer Grupo Elektra Accepts Bitcoin

Mexico’s Grupo Elektra, a leading retailer in Latin America, is accepting bitcoin for payments. The chain belongs to conglomerate Grupo Salinas, which is owned by Mexico’s third-richest billionaire, the pro-bitcoin Ricardo Salinas Pliego.

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'There's More Work to Do' — 11 Years Ago, Satoshi Nakamoto Sent a…

To this day, Satoshi Nakamoto is one of Bitcoin’s biggest mysteries as people have searched far and wide to uncover the creator’s identity. 11 years ago, on December 12, 2010, the pseudonymous blockchain programmer (or programmers) left a final message to the crypto community stressing that “there’s more work to do on [denial-of-service] DoS.”

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El Salvador's President Tells Peter Schiff Benefit of Switching Gol…

The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has revealed that his country holds 44,106 oz. of gold in its reserves that has lost some value over the past year. He told gold bug Peter Schiff that if El Salvador had sold its gold and bought bitcoin last year, it would now be worth $125 million more.

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Crypto Economy Loses Billions in Market Downturn, Bitcoin Price Sli…

A great number of cryptocurrencies dropped considerably in value during the early morning hours (after 12:00 a.m. EST) on December 4. At the time of writing, the crypto economy is down more than 16% and the price of bitcoin slid below the $50K zone to a low of $43,972 per unit.

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2TM, Mercado Bitcoin's Holding Company, Raises $50.3 Million in Sec…

2TM, a Brazilian fintech unicorn that is the holding company of Mercado Bitcoin, one of the leading crypto exchanges on the continent, has closed its Series B funding round again, raising an additional $50 million. The funding round was led by U.S.-based 10T and Tribe Capital, with the participation of other new investors.

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Microstrategy Buys 7,002 More Bitcoins, Growing Crypto Stash to 121…

  

Microstrategy has purchased 7,002 more bitcoins, growing its cryptocurrency stash to 121,044 coins. CEO Michael Saylor says, “Bitcoin is the only property you can truly own, as well as the first technology capable of granting property rights to everyone on earth.”

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El Salvador Buys 100 More Bitcoins Amid Crypto Sell-Offs and New Co…

As reports of a new Covid-19 strain spread, tanking the price of many cryptocurrencies, El Salvador bought the dip. The country has added 100 more bitcoins to its treasury despite a recent warning by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), bringing the total number of bitcoins purchased to 1,220.

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Fold Launches AR Game With Bitcoin Rewards, Firm Partners With Nian…

  

Best known for creating the augmented reality (AR) mobile games Ingress and Pokémon Go, the software company Niantic revealed it has partnered with the bitcoin rewards company Fold. The two companies unveiled a new AR game that allows people to earn bitcoin in the metaverse.

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Bitcoin Black Friday: Bitpay Reveals List of Merchants Offering Dis…

While cryptocurrencies have seen their values rise significantly during the last three months many digital asset holders will be spending their tokens for holiday gifts and Black Friday deals. Bitcoin Black Friday will be on November 26 this year and the crypto payments firm Bitpay has announced a slew of merchants that will offer deals for shoppers paying with digital assets.

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Houston Rockets Partner With Bitcoin Company NYDIG in Sponsorship Deal

NBA basketball team the Houston Rockets has partnered with NYDIG, a leading bitcoin solutions provider, to be the team’s official bitcoin services partner. The deal will provide the team with cryptocurrency-related opportunities and give NYDIG exclusive exposure in the team’s social, digital, and arena platforms.

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$9 Billion in Bitcoin: Court Trustee Says Mt Gox Rehabilitation Pla…

Mt Gox claimants may see restitution soon as a recent filing from the Tokyo District Court’s trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi explains that the rehabilitation plan is now “final and binding.” The document published on Tuesday notes that an announcement will follow that discloses the “details of the specific timing, procedures, and amount of such repayments.”

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Skybridge Capital Founder Says Bitcoin 'Will Easily Trade at $500K'…

Skybridge Capital’s founder says bitcoin “will easily trade at $500,000 a coin,” noting that investors should buy some right now, even at the current price. “I’m trying to do my best to explain to them why they need to own this right now,” he said, emphasizing that we are still “very, very early.”

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While BTC Skyrocketed to $69K, Whale From 2013 Transfers $147 Milli…

  

Following the string of 20 block rewards spent on Wednesday, an idle bitcoin wallet that was created on October 7, 2013, transferred 2,207 so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ worth over $147 million. Both of these massive transactions took place on the same day bitcoin reached an all-time price high at $69,000.

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1,000 Bitcoin From 2010 Worth $68M — Mystery Whale Returns Moving a…

154 days ago, a mystery bitcoin mining entity spent a string of 20 block rewards from 2010 that sat idle for well over a decade. Our newsdesk has been investigating this bitcoin whale’s actions since catching the entity in 2020.

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As Bitcoin Soared Past $68K, Plan B Says Floor Model Shows BTC Reac…

On November 8, 2021, the price of bitcoin reached an all-time high of $68,564 per unit at 10:57 p.m. (ET) on Monday evening. Meanwhile, Plan B, the creator of the bitcoin price model called stock-to-flow (S2F), has correctly predicted the last three months of bitcoin prices and recently said that based on the floor model the price will reach $100K this year.

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NYC Mayor-Elect Wants Schools to Teach Crypto, Says Bitcoin Is New…

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams plans to make NYC the center of crypto and innovation. He says we must open our schools to teach cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, noting that bitcoin is “a new way of paying for goods and services throughout the entire globe.”

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JPMorgan Doubles Down on Bitcoin Price Prediction of $146K

Global investment bank JPMorgan has doubled down on its bitcoin price prediction of $146K. The bank’s analyst explained that the price of the cryptocurrency could reach that level if its volatility subsides and institutional investors start investing in bitcoin more than gold in their portfolios.

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Indian Payments Giant Paytm Could Offer Bitcoin Services if Governm…

Paytm, one of India’s largest payments companies, is open to offering bitcoin services if the crypto asset becomes legal in the country, according to its chief financial officer. If bitcoin “was ever to become fully legal in the country, then clearly there could be offerings we could launch,” he said.

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Indiana's Star Bank Launches Bitcoin Trading Services

Star Financial Bank (Star Bank) says it has become the first bank in the U.S. state of Indiana to offer bitcoin services to customers. The services will be offered through the New York Digital Investment Group and Alkami platform. Customers will have the ability to buy and sell bitcoin via the Star Mobile Banking App.

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Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Gets Paid in Bitcoin, G…

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is taking a portion of his salary in bitcoin. He also gave away $1 million in the cryptocurrency to his fans in collaboration with Square’s Cash App. “I believe in bitcoin,” he said, adding that “the future is bright.”

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