Bitcoin

Price analysis 9/8: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOGE, DOT, UNI, BCH

Analysts are attributing Bitcoin’s (BTC) plunge on Sep. 7 to the liquidation of over-leveraged positions. According to Bybt data, about $3.68 billion worth of long positions were liquidated in the last 24 hours in the Bitcoin options market. On-chain monitoring resource Whalemap said the decline was largely caused due to selling by whales who had […]

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Digital intelligence must overcome challenges to solving crypto crimes

While the value of cryptocurrencies has varied wildly in the last year, this has not diminished crypto’s attractiveness to criminals. Many of them are moving their illegal activities underground and outside the view of law enforcement. Because of the public nature of most blockchains, however, this rapid movement shouldn’t be a major concern to law […]

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Work hard at playing: How video game job markets may develop

If you thought remote work was game-changing, wait until video game work gains traction. Blockchain-based NFT games such as Axie Infinity and Splinterlands have demonstrated that a play-to-earn business model has the potential to revolutionize the gaming industry. Pandora’s box has been opened, so to speak, and play-to-earn is here to stay. There are already […]

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Crypto mining needs to be redefined before simply casting it away

Blockchain mining networks are often victims of their success. The two contemporary realities that demarcate the mining landscape and cause blockchains to fall short of what they promise are 1) the ongoing technological arms race driven by inherent competitive greed; and 2) the rising energy costs associated with proof-of-work (PoW) mining. Blockchains built on the […]

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Walmart is seeking a crypto product lead, the Dogecoin Foundation is active again after a long break, Coinbase has amassed a $4 billion cash-backed war chest: Holder’s Digest, Aug. 15-21

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Infrastructure bill passes US Senate — without clarification on crypto […]

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Bitcoin prepares for $50K showdown as futures traders turn ‘modestly bearish’ on BTC

Bitcoin (BTC) edged closer to $50,000 on Aug. 22 as concerns over a bearish downturn made a timely reappearance. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “Modestly bearish” signs accompany $50,000 run-up Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD hitting a high of $49,830 on Bitstamp Sunday — itself a three-month record. The […]

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Institutions appear bullish on crypto despite record Bitcoin outflows

At the start of 2021, the cryptocurrency industry was bursting with news of increased institutional investment, and this is still largely true. Despite reports suggesting increased outflows from institutional investors, net inflows are still very much positive. Additionally, though Bitcoin (BTC) appears to be the investment of choice for liquidations, institutional investment into Ethereum (ETH) […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, AVAX, CAKE, ATOM

Bitcoin (BTC) is knocking at the doors of the key $50,000 level and most traders are still optimistic even after the digital asset rallied 70% from the July 20 low at $29,278 to an intraday high at $49,757.04 on Aug. 21. Monitoring resource Material Indicators pointed to a lot of puts at the $50,000 strike […]

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Google bans 8 ‘deceptive’ crypto apps from Play Store

Google has delisted eight allegedly fraudulent mobile apps from its Play Store that were duping crypto enthusiasts by charging fees for an illegitimate cloud mining service. Fraudulent mobile applications have now become a popular method to mislead unwary users with high success rates. Trend Micro’s latest research discovered eight Android applications that were exploiting crypto […]

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Xiaomi India needs regulatory clarity to embrace crypto, says exec

Xiaomi India, the subcontinent’s branch of the major mobile phone manufacturer, is interested in the cryptocurrency industry but needs regulatory clarity from the government. The firm’s managing director, Manu Jain, said in an interview with The Economic Times, “We will want to wait for all the regulatory things. Of course, crypto is an area, which […]

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