Bitcoin

‘Fair Launch’ tokens outshine the average coin’s performance

So-called ‘Fair Launch’ tokens are outperforming most projects released via centralized token distribution events, according to crypto market data aggregator Messari,  Messari defines Fair Launch tokens as having a publicly announced launch without any form of pre-mine. These include older top 10 crypto assets Bitcoin and Litecoin, newer DeFi projects such as Yearn.Finance and SushiSwap, […]

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Bitcoin selling at 36% premium in Nigeria

It’s been roughly 11 days since the Central Bank of Nigeria banned all regulated financial institutions from providing services to cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. At the risk of stiff penalties, all banks and institutions were directed to close crypto-related firms’ accounts immediately.  In the wake of the controversial move, public interest in Bitcoin (BTC) […]

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Banks increasingly interested in Bitcoin, says Elliptic co-founder

Global banking institutions have been expressing more interest in Bitcoin (BTC) as the cryptocurrency consistently breaks new all-time highs, according to a new report. Tom Robinson, co-founder of major British crypto firm Elliptic, told The Telegraph Wednesday that his company saw a massive surge in Bitcoin-related inquiries from global banks. The executive noted a wave […]

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Tesla, Bitcoin and the crypto space: The show Musk go on? Experts answer

While 2020 was a significant year for Bitcoin (BTC), the just-begun year of 2021 is already full of great surprises. On Feb. 8, Bitcoin’s price jumped by almost $3,000 in minutes, then it surged 20% in 24 hours — all due to the news of Elon Musk’s Tesla allocating $1.5 billion of its balance sheet […]

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BlackRock has started to ‘dabble’ in crypto, says CIO

Rick Rieder, chief investment officer at BlackRock Financial Management, hinted that the firm ha already invested a percentage of its portfolio into crypto. In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Wednesday, Rieder said BlackRock — with more than $8.6 trillion in assets under management — has “started to dabble a bit” into crypto investments. […]

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Russian crypto mining firm scrambles to meet foreign demand

Global cryptocurrency mining operators are increasingly moving their equipment to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States as they chase lower energy prices. Igor Runets, founder and CEO of Russian crypto mining firm BitRiver, told local news agency Kommersant Thursday that the company is actively building up its power capacity to meet increasing demand from […]

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Europe’s most successful soccer club just got a cryptocurrency sponsor

The normalization of cryptocurrency advertising took another leap forward this week as Europe’s most successful soccer club announced a partnership with a Turkish Bitcoin (BTC) trading platform. Rangers Football Club, Europe’s most trophy-laden team with 115 competition wins to its name, will partner with Turkish cryptocurrency exchange Bitci Technology. The partnership will run until the […]

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Swiss canton of Zug starts accepting tax payments in cryptocurrency

The Swiss canton of Zug now allows its residents to pay taxes in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Bitcoin Suisse, a local crypto broker that enabled the new opportunity in partnership with the canton, announced Feb. 17 that the crypto payment option has rolled out this week. The administration of the canton of […]

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US crypto exchange suspends XRP trading in light of SEC lawsuit

A major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange has halted all XRP trading on its platform in the wake of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ongoing lawsuit against Ripple Labs. The PayBito exchange, which processed $1.1 billion worth of trades in 24 hours leading up to the time of publication, will suspend all XRP trading pairs, as announced […]

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Blockchain mysteries: Biggest crypto transaction fee oddities

Users can send cryptocurrencies virtually anywhere globally via the blockchains on which they are based. By sending crypto assets, however, fees are incurred. Transactions may take longer for certain assets, depending on their related blockchains. Certain crypto wallets and platforms give users the option to choose a transaction fee. Higher fees typically result in faster […]

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