2-Month Low: Bitcoin Price Drops Below $9K

The price of bitcoin has fallen below $9,000 for the first time in two months, representing a decline of roughly 11% on the day.

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Voorhees vs Schiff: Bull Meets Bear at NY Bitcoin Debate

Bitcoin will eventually come to replace government-backed fiat currencies, Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees argued at a debate Monday.

Bitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend BCH

An application called Bitcoinmap.cash lists locations where decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin cash can be spent directly. It provides information about hundreds of restaurants, bars, hotels, and stores around the world that accept electronic cash without intermediaries. Also read: New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading Promoting Direct Payments With Bitcoin Cash The Bitcoinmap.cash…

‘Crypto’ Thriller Starring Kurt Russell in Post-Production – Producers Share Details

Crypto, an upcoming cryptocurrency-themed movie starring Kurt Russell and Alexis Bledel, is currently in post-production. The producers share their thoughts, confirming that the “overall message of the movie is positive” despite it being a thriller centered on crime and corruption. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space ‘Crypto’ Thriller Coming Soon The upcoming…

Strong Cryptocurrency CFD Volumes Bring Record Revenues for Plus 500

The latest trading update from Plus 500 reveals a growing appetite for cryptocurrency exposure among contract-for-difference (CFD) traders. Also Read: Ethereum Over $1000 and $100B Market Cap, BTC Dominance at 32% Record Low Plus Bitcoin, Plus Ripple, Plus500 Plus500 Offices in HaifaLondon Stock Exchange AIM-listed online brokerage Plus 500 (LON: PLUS) has announced it achieved…

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Reveals He Sold All His Litecoin

Litecoin creator Charlie Lee has revealed on social media that he sold and donated all his LTC holdings over the past few days. The announcement was meant to show he no longer has a conflict of interest in promoting the altcoin but the timing has sparked some backlash against Lee. Also Read: Thomson Reuters Adds…

Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Is Rising as Banks Are Destined to Disappear

With the meteoric rise in the value of bitcoin this year and the media cacophony around it, its a surprise that not all world leaders have spoken about the subject yet. One political figure that we can now rest assure is keeping an eye on bitcoin is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Also Read: Israeli Regulator…

Ethereum’s Parity Users Lose Millions in a Multi-Sig Hack

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or...

Wells Fargo Says Bitcoin Too Risky for Clients, Pays $575 Million Fine For Scamming Them

Wells Fargo — the third-largest US bank with $2 trillion in assets — will pay a $575 million settlement after admitting that it systematically scammed its own customers for 15 years. Ironically, the fine comes just months after the banking giant dismissed bitcoin as too risky an investment. Pursuant to a nationwide federal investigation, Wells Fargo admitted that its employees opened more than 3.5…

Presidential Candidate John McAfee Flees U.S. for Alleged Tax Fraud

U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee announced on Tuesday that he has fled the country. According to McAfee’s recent Twitter video he’s “living in exile” on a boat because he’s been charged with felonies handed down by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Also Read: Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan While Facing More Prison…

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The post HOLD the Kitten! New Year Gift for Every Crypto Cuttie appeared first on CCN This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges…

A Haven for Blockchain: The Case for Wyoming

Three bills in the state legislature, combined with zero taxes and cheap power, should make Wyoming a competitive location for blockchain businesses.

Bitcoin Puzzle Games Are Growing in Popularity

In many respects, Bitcoin is the ultimate puzzle. Armchair sleuthers have expended countless hours trying to deduce the identity of its pseudonymous creator, and miners have expended countless more trying to puzzle the nonce required to solve each block and claim the 12.5 BTC reward attached. It seems logical that a new wave of puzzle…

Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March 29

The four-week window that the Indian supreme court has given the government to come up with crypto regulation is coming to an end. According to the court’s Advance List, the crypto case is listed for March 29. Meanwhile, the community is ramping up efforts to bring about positive crypto regulation and the end of the…

Bitcoin Risks Bearish Price Reversal as Altcoins Surge

Bitcoin prices are feeling the pull of gravity today, amid solid gains across many alternative cryptocurrencies.

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Lawmaker Wants New York State to Pilot Local Cryptocurrencies

A bill introduced by New York Assemblyman Ron Kim would launch pilot programs testing cryptocurrencies as a community monetary system.

Chile’s State-Owned Bank Cutting Ties with Crypto Exchanges

Chile's public bank will terminate the accounts of three cryptocurrency exchange clients within 10 days, according to a local news report.

Cloud Provider Xunlei Launches Blockchain File System

Xunlei Limited announced that it has launched a distributed file system called ThunderChain File System (TCFS) for its blockchain platform.

Bitcoin Price Explodes Past $12,000, ‘Clear Skies’ to 2019 High

The bitcoin price pierced $12,000 on Tuesday as traders seek refuge from global instability on traditional markets. As global stock markets reel from the escalating trade war between the US and China, Bitcoin has climbed more than 20% in five days, briefly hitting $12,265 on Coinbase. The move upwards was accompanied by the strongest volume…

United Arab Emirates: OneGram, Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency That Complies With Sharia Law

United Arab Emirates-based OneGram is issuing a gold-backed cryptocurrency in attempts to convince Muslims that investing in cryptocurrencies complies with their faith. Islam and Cryptocurrency The growing global interest in cryptocurrencies naturally extends into the Gulf and southeast Asia, the main centers of Islamic finance. But because cryptocurrencies and associated technologies are products of financial engineering and…
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Bitcoin Price (BTC) Remains Vulnerable, Risk of More Losses

Bitcoin price tested the $11,000 support level and recently recovered higher against the US Dollar. The price recovered close to the $11,900, but upsides remain capped below $12,000. There is an ascending channel forming with support near $11,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price could start a…

Blockchain Technology Takes Center Stage in SF Thriller

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Major Bitcoin Exchanges Turn Blind Eye to Wash Trading: Bombshell Report

According to a report from CoVenture, a venture capital and technology firm, an uncomfortable number of major Bitcoin exchanges engage in some form of volume manipulation, at least indirectly. Primarily, the report deals with “wash trading,” which they define as: “hen a trader/s places a buy and sell order at an identical price without changing…

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Civil Fails to Raise $8M Minimum in ICO

Civil, a blockchain startup that has partnered with Forbes and The Associated Press, failed to reach the $8 million minimum target it set for its initial coin offering this week, suggesting an end to the days when promoters simply had to hint at collaborations with established companies to woo investors. Also Read: Nouriel Roubini Attacks…

I Started the Silk Road Wikipedia Page (Because Bitcoin)

Online black marketplace Silk Road had quite the effect on bitcoin, being one of the technology's biggest use cases in the early days, and for a while it didn't have its own Wikipedia page – until this man.

Markets Update: Heavy Selling Across Leading Markets, ZRX Rallies

The cryptocurrency markets appear to be consolidating following the significant sell-off that transpired on Thursday. The event saw BTC produce the largest percentage red daily candle posted since Sep. 5, driving losses across most major markets. ZRX was the most notable exception to the bearish price action that erupted through most cryptocurrencies, rallying significantly following…

Experts Predict Bitcoin Will Double in Value by the End of the Year

Despite recent price woes, experts are predicting that Bitcoin will double in value by the end of the year. Bitcoin Price Stagnant, but Not for Long As of late, uncertainties with regard to regulations and the seizure of Bitcoin in legal cases like Mt. Gox, which led to the unloading of coins on exchanges, has caused…

What Trump’s Bitcoin Tweet Changes

Donald Trump took aim at bitcoin last week. He also kicked off a whole new phase in bitcoin's mainstream moment.