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19.06.2019
23:57 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Market Consolidates at Prior Highs (4)

Bitcoin is consolidating above its prior range high while the market has failed to find support above the monthly resistance.
The post Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Market Consolidates at Prior Highs appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

04.07.2019
14:10 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Eyes Independence Day Price Gains for Fifth Year Running (2)

After clawing back 25 percent of recent losses, bitcoin looks set to close in the green on July 4 for the fifth consecutive year.

05:52 WhatReallyHappened.comThumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency (2)

Only a fool would trust Facebook with his or her financial wellbeing. But maybe that’s the point: with so much personal data on some 2.4 billion monthly active users, who knows better than Facebook just how many suckers are born every minute?

06.07.2019
14:21 CoinDesk.comLibra Isn’t a Cryptocurrency. It’s a Glimpse of a New Asset Class (1)

Noelle Acheson argues that Libra is not a cryptocurrency, it’s a security. That in itself is a huge innovation, and perhaps a glimpse of what is yet to come.

09:52 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 06/07/19 (1)

The majors are on the move early. A hold above key levels would be needed to support a breakout later in the day.

00:35 TechInvestorNews.comFugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution (Reuters: Internet News) (1)

Reuters: Internet NewsFugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution - On the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cuba evade the U.S. government too - by launching a cryptocurrency that defeats a U.S. trade embargo. ...

00:25 CryptoCoinsNews.comCornell Professor Reopens Scaling Debate With Bitcoin Critique (1)

One of the known security vulnerabilities in cryptocurrency is the human being and his or her capacity for foolish acts. If a transaction hasn’t cleared at least once on any blockchain, including Bitcoin, it’s not secure. No Means No in Blockchain Confirmations On faster blockchains like Tron or EOS, you can wait even longer. The […]
The post Cornell Professor Reopens Scaling Debate With Bitcoin Critique appeared first on CCN Markets

05.07.2019
21:16 BitcoinMagazine.comFATF Guidelines and What They Get Wrong About Bitcoin (1)

In this episode, Dave discusses the new Financial Action Task Force guidelines and the difference between Facebook's Libra and Bitcoin.
The post FATF Guidelines and What They Get Wrong About Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

20:54 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin’s Energy Use Isn’t Crazy, Rivals Switzerland’s Power Consumption (1)

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance has released an index of sorts devoted to macro data about Bitcoin, all of it relating to electricity consumption. Tree Huggers Take Solace Historically, one great objection to Bitcoin has been its perceived large-scale energy consumption. Some question the logic of building out an entirely new system when the […]

20:53 ValueWalk.comBitcoin Scam Generated $135,000 Daily From Thousands Of Investors (1)

South African investors are livid today, as reports surfaced yesterday regarding a Bitcoin scam that has defrauded thousands of people. The scam originated within a company called Bitcoin Wallet in Ladysmith, South Africa The firm allegedly claimed that it could […]
The post Bitcoin Scam Generated $135,000 Daily From Thousands Of Investors appeared first on ValueWalk.

20:42 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin’s Energy Use Isn’t Crazy, Rivals Switzerland’s Power Consumption (1)

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance has released an index of sorts devoted to macro data about Bitcoin, all of it relating to electricity consumption. Tree Huggers Take Solace Historically, one great objection to Bitcoin has been its perceived large-scale energy consumption. Some question the logic of building out an entirely new system when the […]
The post Bitcoin’s Energy Use Isn’t Crazy, Rivals Switzerland’s Power Consumption appeared first on CCN Markets

16:35 Yahoo.com Business“Bitcoin Wallet” Ponzi scheme brings rural South African town to a halt (1)

Thousands of people are camping outside the offices of a likely Ponzi scheme in the hopes of getting rich quick.

11:59 Yahoo.com BusinessBillion-Dollar Returns: The Upside of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency (1)

If Libra achieves even modest adoption, the payoff for Facebook and its partners could be in the billions.

11:13 CoinDesk.comBillion-Dollar Returns: The Upside of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency (1)

If Libra achieves even modest adoption, the payoff for Facebook and its partners could be in the billions.

05:38 Yahoo.com BusinessCrypto Conference Shows Bitcoin Getting Whole Lot More Fun Again (1)

(Bloomberg) -- As little as six months ago, Bitcoin was moribund, with prices languishing at a fifth of their record high, disappointing a mass of cryptocurrency enthusiasts who had grown use to extreme -- and often upwards -- moves in the virtual currency.But this week’s Asia Blockchain Summit in Taipei highlighted how volatility is back, reviving the excitement around crypto trading.“Bitcoin is fun, but it’s a hell of a lot more fun at 100 times leverage,” said Arthur Hayes, the founder and chief executive officer of the exchange BitMEX. “That’s what people want to see in crypto, they want that high volatility,” he said. “At the end of the day, we’re all in the entertainment business of traders.”The Taipei conference was the second annual iteration of an Asia forum that brings investors together with start-ups, financial services providers, academics and others to engage on the blockchain technology that powers digital coins.“We’re surfing a wave here that’s very linked to the price of Bitcoin and probably has taken a couple months to filter through,” said attendee Vincent Alibert of ZVChain, a business-to-business blockchain project, in an interview. “We don’t see any more of these revolutionary ICO pitches,” he said, referring to initial coin offerings, which have generally lost favor after many tokens lost more than 90% of their value.A Bitcoin – or rather, someone dressed as one – wandered around the venue. The chairs in the conference hall had covers from crypto.com: “Get 8% p.a. on your Crypto,” they declared. Much of the conference was spent on Facebook Inc.’s plans to launch the new Libra cryptocurrency, which proponents say will spark more mainstream interest in virtual currencies.“It’ll definitely bring more people into the space,” said Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, speaking on a panel.Tron, which bills itself as the largest decentralized ecosystem in the world, displayed a giant poster near the registration area about CEO Justin Sun winning the annual charity lunch with Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett. The successful bid of $4,567,888 featured prominently.Read more about Sun’s winning bid for the lunch.Despite the buzz, there were some skeptics present. One of Bitcoin’s most prominent detractors, New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini, spoke at the conference to reiterate his argument that “there’s massive, massive amounts of price manipulation” in cryptocurrencies. He cited a lack of security and scalability, along with concentration of crypto ownership among his concerns with the industry.Read about Roubini’s debate with Hayes at the conference.BitMEX’s Hayes countered that “people love to speculate, we’re trying to give them an opportunity to do it in a safe manner.”To contact the reporter on this story: Joanna Ossinger in New York at jossinger@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Anstey at canstey@bloomberg.net, Tracy AllowayFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

01:25 VentureBeat.comFacebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin (1)

Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.

04.07.2019
18:28 TheNextWeb.comMonero security flaw could’ve seen XMR stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges (1)

Privacy-focused altcoin Monero has suddenly disclosed nine security vulnerabilities — including one that could have allowed hackers to steal XMR from cryptocurrency exchanges. Until March, rogue Monero miners were hypothetically able to create “specifically-crafted” blocks to force Monero wallets into accepting fake deposits for an XMR amount chosen by the attacker. “It is our belief that this can be exploited to steal money from exchanges,” said security researchers in their initial HackerOne report. They were eventually rewarded with 45 XMR ($4,100) for their efforts. Three DoS attack vectors were also disclosed, with one labeled “critical” severity. Another related specifically to CryptoNote, an application layer used by Monero… This story continues at The Next Web

18:03 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Recovery Banishes Slump as Momentum Tests $12,000 (1)

On strictly regulated crypto exchanges such as Coinbase, the bitcoin price fell to $9,700 on July 2, recording a 30 percent drop from its yearly peak at $13,868 achieved in late June. In the past two days, within a 48-hour span, the bitcoin price has shown rapid recovery from $9,700 to $11,800, demonstrating a four […]
The post Bitcoin Price Recovery Banishes Slump as Momentum Tests $12,000 appeared first on CCN Markets

17:17 CoinDesk.comScammer Taunts Couple Who Lost Thousands in Bitcoin Fraud (1)

An Australian couple lost over AU$20,000 in a bitcoin scam, and were even taunted by the perpetrator over their losses.

15:45 TheVerge.comBitcoin consumes more energy than Switzerland, according to new estimate (1)

Bitcoin consumes more energy than the entire nation of Switzerland, according to new estimates published by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

An online tool that launched this week called the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index, or CBECI, estimates how much energy is needed to maintain the Bitcoin network in real time, before using this to calculate its annual energy usage.

Currently, the CBECI says the global Bitcoin network is consuming more than seven gigwatts of electricity. Over the course of a year that’s equal to around 64 TWh or terawatt hours of energy consumption. That’s more than the country of Switzerland uses over the same time period (58 TWh per year), but less than Colombia (68 TWh per year).
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13:14 TheNextWeb.comSouth Africa targeted in $1350,000-a-day Bitcoin ‘Ponzi scheme,’ thousands duped (1)

Thousands of people in South Africa may have been duped in what’s thought to be a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme.  According to a local report, residents in Ladysmith, a city 365 kilometres south of Johannesburg, were enticed to invest in a company called Bitcoin Wallet. The company promised easy and big returns on investments. People are reported to have queued overnight and slept outside Bitcoin Wallet’s offices in a bid to invest their hard-earned cash. Rumours about possible wrongdoing surfaced in June after local outlets reported about a possible cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme, which promised returns of 100 percent in 15 days. At the time,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

13:09 TheFintechTimes.comCan You Hold Bitcoin in a SIPP? (1)

Like Brexit, Bitcoin has polarised opinions across the globe. What started as the mainstay of crypto enthusiasts has now caught on with big boy financial players who are shuffling in to get a piece of the pie. But opportunities to invest in Bitcoin with traditional investment firms remain distinctly limited...
The post Can You Hold Bitcoin in a SIPP? appeared first on The Fintech Times.

25.06.2019
18:51 Yahoo.com BusinessWait for October: New Bitcoin Miner Demand Is Again Outstripping Supply (1)

Bitcoin's price jump has juiced demand for new mining equipment, with some models on backlog until October.

18:27 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Haters Are Running Out of Reasons to Hate, Scoffs Crypto Exec (1)

The bitcoin price rally is showing no signs of slowing down. The flagship cryptocurrency shot up to new 2019 highs less than a day after it cracked the $11,000 mark, and there are enough voices out there suggesting that bitcoin has the potential to move higher, even beyond its all-time high of $20,000. Antoni Trenchev, […]
The post Bitcoin Haters Are Running Out of Reasons to Hate, Scoffs Crypto Exec appeared first on CCN Markets

15:43 TheNextWeb.comJP Morgan claims big institutions are hot for its (non-)cryptocurrency (1)

Despite dividing opinions earlier this year with its “cryptocurrency” JPM Coin, American bank JP Morgan is rolling out its blockchain-based tech to more clients. JP Morgan says potential clients from the US, Europe, and Japan are interested in using its digital coin to speed up securities trading, Bloomberg reports. The US bank says that it’s aiming to begin testing its JPM Coin with external clients “around the end of the year.” That’s all well and good, but it will need to meet regulatory approval to go ahead, according to the bank‘s head of digital treasurery services and blockchain, Umar Farooq.… This story continues at The Next Web

15:42 Yahoo.com BusinessAnti-Bitcoin JPMorgan Teases JPM Coin Test as FB Steals Crypto Thunder (1)

Despite CEO Jamie Dimon's history of anti-bitcoin rhetoric, JPMorgan plans to pilot-test its own JPM Coin cryptocurrency later this year. JPMorgan claims more of its clients in the United States, Europe, and Japan have been clamoring for its prototype cryptocurrency to accelerate securities trading such as bonds. JPMorgan Tests 'Crypto' Amid Bitcoin Bull Market Not surprisingly, this announcement comes just as the bitcoin price is soaring above $11,000 amid the beginnings of a potential crypto bull run. Umar Farooq, the head of blockchain at JPMorgan, told Bloomberg that the JPM Coin could enable “instant” delivery of bonds on a blockchain.

14:04 Yahoo.com BusinessNo, It’s Not Facebook: Bitcoin Price Already Up 200% in 2019 Before Libra (1)

Bitcoin (BTC) was already trading above $9000 when Facebook formally unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency protocol. “Bitcoin has slowly – by its own standards – been rising in recent months but the launch of Facebook’s Libra has clearly been a catalyst for the recent surge,” Craig Erlam, a senior market analyst at the financial trading firm Oanda, told The Guardian in an article published June 24.

13:28 Yahoo.com Business3 Reasons Bitcoin Is Fundamentally Flawed as an Investment (1)

The world's most popular cryptocurrency just surpassed $11,000, but inherent flaws make it a terrible long-term investment.

23.06.2019
05:09 FinancialExpress.comBitcoin climbs to $10,000 as memories of the crypto bubble fade (1)

“The bounce back of Bitcoin has been fairly extraordinary,” said George McDonaugh, chief executive and co-founder of London-based blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm KR1 Plc. “Money didn’t leave the asset behind, it just sat on the sidelines waiting to get back in.”

20.06.2019
00:55 Yahoo.com BusinessBTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, ADA: Price Analysis 19/06 (1)

Facebook released the white paper for its cryptocurrency project on June 18. The researchers at Binance research opine that Facebook’s Libra can boost cryptocurrency volume “due to increased accessibility from both institutional players and everyday retail users.” While the researchers have pointed to the huge potential of Libra, they have raised concern that regulators and financial institutions might act as obstacles. The Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire said that he would “ask for guarantees” from Facebook to ensure that the stablecoin is not used for unlawful activities.

00:32 Yahoo.com BusinessTala CEO: How Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Can Help Companies Scale (1)

Tala CEO: How Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Can Help Companies Scale

19.06.2019
23:35 BitcoinMagazine.comWhy Bitcoin’s Security Is Just Fine (1)

In this episode, Dave and Grahm cover shadow banking, Binance’s U.S.-regulation-compliant spinoff company and welcome back recurring guest Dan Held.
The post Why Bitcoin’s Security Is Just Fine appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

21:10 CryptoCoinsNews.com‘Satoshi’s Useful Idiot’ Zuckerberg Will Boost Bitcoin Price Beyond $20,000: Max Keiser (1)

By CCN Markets: Crypto bull Max Keiser has predicted that Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra will help boost the bitcoin price to new all-time highs. Bitcoin price to go up with increasing hash rate According to Keiser, this is because Libra will increase the awareness and appeal of cryptocurrencies in general. Consequently, this will raise Bitcoin’s hash rate up leading to a new record price. It’s built into the protocol’s genesis block that eventually a heavyweight like $fb would take on BTC. This increased awareness and appeal to would-be potentates will, of course, drive the hashrate to new highs, leading to new
The post ‘Satoshi’s Useful Idiot’ Zuckerberg Will Boost Bitcoin Price Beyond $20,000: Max Keiser appeared first on CCN Markets

20:34 TechInvestorNews.comFacebooks Libra Cryptocurrency Is the Future of Fintech (Frank Holmes, Contributor/Forbes.com Market News) (1)

Frank Holmes, Contributor / Forbes.com Market NewsFacebooks Libra Cryptocurrency Is the Future of Fintech - Whereas its taken bitcoin years since its inception to break into the public consciousness, Facebooks Libra has the benefit of being made available on a massive social media platform that boasts as many as 2.4 billion users worldwide.Whereas its taken bitcoin years since its inception to break into the public ...

18:40 ValueWalk.comLawmakers’ Threats On Libra Cryptocurrency Harmful To Consumers? (1)

Lawmaker threats on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency harm consumer choice and will backfire Washington, D.C. – Just hours after Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) announced its new Libra cryptocurrency project, federal lawmakers issued stark warnings to the social media platform, requesting the project […]
The post Lawmakers’ Threats On Libra Cryptocurrency Harmful To Consumers? appeared first on ValueWalk.

17:29 Yahoo.com BusinessEthereum-Based Decentralized Video Streaming Startup Livepeer Raises $8M (1)

Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized video streaming startup Livepeer announced that it raised $8 million from institutional investors in its Series A funding round in a Medium post published on June 17. Other participants in the round purportedly include Digital Currency Group, Libertus, Collaborative Fund, Notation Capital, Compound, North Island, Coinfund, Haivision and StakeZero. Furthermore, according to the post David Mendels, the former CEO of online video platform Brightcove, has also joined the company in an active advisor role.

17:17 BBC.comFacebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project (1)

A US lawmaker asks Facebook to wait before launching its digital currency, hours after it was announced.

16:27 CryptoCoinsNews.com‘A Very Expensive Failure’: Blockchain Experts Slam Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency (1)

By CCN Markets: A lot has already been said about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency and its ambition to disrupt the finance world. But what about the blockchain technology that powers it?  Blockchain experts have poured over the technical documents and played with the Libra protocol testnet. Suffice to say, they’re not convinced about Libra’s claims. “A disaster in slow motion” Bitcoin developer Tamas Blummer offered the most damning assessment of the Libra protocol. He said Facebook is abusing its position to muscle into the blockchain world. “Trying to buy leadership in a cutting edge technology is very expensive and likely futile.
The post ‘A Very Expensive Failure’: Blockchain Experts Slam Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN Markets

16:27 CoinDesk.com‘Hard Core Fund’ Collects 50 BTC to Support Bitcoin Developers (1)

This bitcoin evangelist is bridging the gap between the Asian mining industry and global open source developers.

15:52 Yahoo.com BusinessBig Four Auditing Firm PwC Releases Cryptocurrency Auditing Software (1)

Big Four auditing firm PwC announced the release of a cryptocurrency auditing software solution in a press release published on June 19. Per the release, the tool newly added to PwC’s Halo auditing suite can be used to “provide assurance services for entities engaging in cryptocurrency transactions.” The firm claims that, with the new addition, the Halo suite permits PwC to provide independent evidence of private-public key pairing (to establish crypto asset ownership), and gather information about transactions and balances from blockchains. PwC further notes that it is already employing the new tool to support audits of clients involved with cryptocurrencies, and assisting companies for which the firm is not the auditor in implementing processes and controls necessary to obtain assurance reports from their auditors.

15:40 Yahoo.com BusinessFundstrat’s Tom Lee: Bitcoin Is Easily Going to Reach New Highs (1)

Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee said that bitcoin (BTC) could easily reach new highs during an interview with CNBC published on June 18. In his comments, Lee said that bitcoin is becoming the reserve currency of the cryptocurrency space, and noted that it has been worth over the $9,000 price level in only 4% of its history. Before making those price predictions, Lee also noted that Facebook’s Libra project is a validation of mainstream interest in cryptocurrencies.

14:53 Yahoo.com BusinessLitecoin Price Gains Despite Facebook’s Libra Stealing Altcoins’ Thunder (1)

By CCN Markets: Litecoin (LTC) entered a positive territory on Wednesday while other top cryptocurrencies trended flat as investors became cautious following the introduction of the Facebook token, Libra. The LTC-to-dollar exchange rate established an intraday high of $139.66, up more than 3 percent since the Asian session open. The upside action neutralized the pair’s losses in the past seven days. At the same time, it brought Litecoin’s month-to-date gains to 26 percent, with a market value of approx $3.94 billion. Debit Card, Calibra Announcement The surge in the Litecoin price closely followed an announcement by the Litecoin Foundation. The nonprofit

13:05 TheNextWeb.comFlexer charged with trafficking Bitcoin-purchased drugs in Australia (1)

A man who frequently flaunted his wealth on social media has been found guilty of importing and trafficking drugs purchased with Bitcoin on the dark web. Brendan Leigh Baker, 27, a former cafe owner in Canberra, was found guilty in the ACT Supreme Court this week. According to a report, his most serious charge was attempting to import a commercial quantity of Methylone, a synthetic form of MDMA, which carries a maximum sentence of life behind bars. The case against Baker was centered around the testimony of a former drug dealer turned police informant who provided detailed evidence of the operation.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

03:52 RT.comFacebook cryptocurrency launch meets widespread skepticism, demand for safeguards (1)

The much-hyped launch of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra has met a brick wall of institutional skepticism as politicians and regulators take one look at CEO Mark Zuckerberg's privacy record and raise a collective eyebrow. Read Full Article at RT.com