Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Tag Archives: cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Rises to Over $7,000

NEW YORK: Bitcoin’s price soared over the psychological level of $7,000. For most of August, it has been hovering within the $6,000 bracket. Back in July, it rose to over $8,000 for the first time in months. This was following news that the SEC was thinking of approving the first ...

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Bitcoin Dominance Rate Hits 50% in 2018

LONDON: Bitcoin (BTC) now makes up 50 percent of the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization. Shortly past 03:00 UTC on August 11, CoinMarketCap’s bitcoin dominance rate – an indicator that tracks the percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization contributed by the leading cryptocurrency – reached 50 percent for the first ...

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Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran may soon issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to bypass new economic sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump. A plan to develop an “indigenous” cryptocurrency is currently on the agenda of the government’s Science and Technology Department, according to Iran’s official news outlet PressTV. Alireza Daliri, the department’s ...

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Chinese Authorities Crack Down On Cryptocurrency Gambling

BIEJING: According to a July 12 announcement made by the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department, the police in the province have launched an extensive enforcement action against illegal gambling organizations. This operation involves 21 security authorities and has, to date, disabled 70 websites, approximately 540 gambling apps, and over 250 ...

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Eyeing $1 Billion in Profits

LONDON: Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is thriving despite 2018 seeing a massive downturn in pricing for cryptocurrency. As alluded to last month by Arthur Hayes, co-founder of exchange BitMex, the falling price of cryptocurrency has yet to dampen the growth most exchanges are seeing throughout 2018. While investors scramble to ...

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$5.2 Million in Cryptocurrency Seized in EU’s Largest LSD Raid

LONDON: The Deep Web or the “Darknet” gained a lot of notoriety back in 2013 when the United States FBI took down the Internet’s largest online black market and drug trafficking ring known as The Silk Road after an extended manhunt for the site’s libertarian creator, Ross William Ulbricht. Ulbricht, better ...

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Crypto Analyst Believes Bitcoin Could be Nearing Price Bottom

NEW YORK: Many in the cryptocurrency community thought that Bitcoin bottomed at $6,000, as it held over that price level for weeks on end. However, Bitcoin dropped under $5,800 on the weekend, leading some to believe that Bitcoin’s price could move even lower. Brian Kelly, leading cryptocurrency trader and analyst ...

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Bitcoin Price Rebound Above $10,000 by 2019, Analyst Predicts

LONDON: Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis predicted Bitcoin (BTC) to drop to $4,000 prior to a rebound above $10,000 by 2019 on CNBC’s Stock Draft June 22. Gordon suggested that BTC will drop below $5,000, subsequently hitting $10,000 by the end of the year, citing significant market volatility to be ...

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More than $1.2b in cryptocurrency stolen since 2017

NEW YORK: Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group released on Thursday. The estimates were part ...

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