Monday, 19 August 2019

Tag Archives: Bitcoin

Criminal underworld is dropping bitcoin for other cryptocurrency

JOHANNESBURG: Bitcoin is losing its lustre with some of its earliest and most avid fans – criminals – giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency. The value of certain privacy-focused digital currency like monero, designed to avoid tracking, have climbed faster over the past two months as law ...

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Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped

KIEV: The chief executive of Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine. According to Russian and Ukranian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev’s Obolon district on 26 December. The reports said he was dragged into a black Mercedes-Benz by men wearing balaclavas. ...

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Israel Could Issue World’s First State-Backed Cryptocurrency

WEST BANK: The Bank of Israel and the country’s Finance Ministry are rumored to be weighing the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency, according to an anonymous source with the ministry. While the central bank has been considering the plan for several months, the Knesset, Israel’s single-chamber parliament, would have ...

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Morgan Stanley says the true price of bitcoin might be zero

Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette and his team sent a research note to clients a few days ago suggesting that the real value of bitcoin might be … $0. That’s zero dollars. (Bitcoin stood at around $14,400 at the time of writing.) The paper (titled “Bitcoin decrypted”) did not give ...

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Investor bets $1M on Bitcoin reaching $50K within 12 months

LONDON: An investor has put his 1 million dollars on a bet that Bitcoin will reach 50,000 dollars by the end of 2018. The investor, most probably an institutional investor, placed the bet on LedgerX, an online market of Bitcoin derivatives. The first of its kind trade was confirmed last ...

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Bitcoin Lost Almost $8K in Value in the Last 24 Hours

If you’re Bitcoin-rich and sitting on enormous, life-changing gains, here’s a tip from the pros: Sell loudly, publicly and theatrically. You just might avoid charges of epic hypocrisy. In recent days, members of the cryptocurrency old guard have announced they’re bailing out. Some, like Emil Oldenburg, claim to be switching ...

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South Korea Investigating North Korea in Bitcoin Hack

SEOUL: South Korean officials are investigating whether North Korea was involved in the theft from and collapse of a bitcoin exchange in South Korea Tuesday, according to published reports. The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday that investigators are looking into the hack of Youbit, based in Seoul, and added ...

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Exchange giant CME’s bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

NEW YORK/LONDON/SYDNEY: Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading, as warnings about the risks of bitcoin sounded ever louder. The launch of futures by the world’s ...

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Hype over bitcoin borders on weird

LONDON: In the long history of money, there have been essentially two kinds. The first is a tangible commodity – usually, gold. The second is a “fiat currency,” created by a ruler with the power to compel use. The proposition underlying this year’s extraordinary bitcoin surge is that we are ...

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