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Iran's New Crypto Law Requires Miners to Sell Bitcoin Directly to Central Bank to Fund Imports

Iran’s New Crypto Law Requires Miners to Sell Bitcoin Directly to Central Bank to Fund Imports

Iran has reportedly revised the country’s cryptocurrency regulation to require licensed bitcoin miners to sell their coins directly to the central bank for use to fund imports. Iran’s Revised Crypto Law The Iranian government has amended its cryptocurrency regulation to … read more.

Microstrategy CEO Personally Owns $240 Million in Bitcoin — Company's BTC Profit Eclipses Other Earnings

Microstrategy CEO Personally Owns $240 Million in Bitcoin — Company’s BTC Profit Eclipses Other Earnings

Following a $425 million bitcoin purchase by his billion-dollar company, Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor reveals that he personally owns about $240 million in bitcoin. Meanwhile, his company’s bitcoin gains have outperformed the company’s other earnings. Microstrategy and Its CEO Are … read more.

Central Banks Dump Gold for the First Time Since 2010, Precious Metal Drops 9% Since August High

Central Banks Dump Gold for the First Time Since 2010, Precious Metal Drops 9% Since August High

A few central banks have started selling tons of gold for the first time since 2010 in order to ease the financial suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic. At $1,875 per ounce, gold prices are down -9.63% since the commodity’s high … read more.

Bitcoin.com Exchange Reveals Role in the Cryptopia Rescue Group

Bitcoin.com Exchange Reveals Role in the Cryptopia Rescue Group

The world-class trading platform, Bitcoin.com Exchange announced it’s participating in the Cryptopia Exchange rescue consortium in order to help redistribute coins to customers. Bitcoin.com’s trading platform will provide an exchange environment in order to bolster the Cryptopia Rescue redistribution plan. … read more.

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin White Paper: A 12-Year Old Summary of Robust Unstructured Simplicity

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin White Paper: A 12-Year Old Summary of Robust Unstructured Simplicity

Cryptocurrency supporters all around the world are celebrating the fact that today is the 12th anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper, a summary of the invention created by the pseudonymous inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin’s inventor published the paper on metzdowd.com’s … read more.

Lightning Network Exploits Continue to Hinder the Bitcoin Scaling Solution

Lightning Network Exploits Continue to Hinder the Bitcoin Scaling Solution

While bitcoin has run-up to all new price highs in 2020, a great number of crypto supporters have been complaining about the mempool backlog and the high fees needed to send a transaction. Meanwhile, the Lightning Network is far from … read more.

Report: Token Listings Have Short Term Positive Influence on Price, M&A Have Better Impact in the Long Term

Report: Token Listings Have Short Term Positive Influence on Price, M&A Have Better Impact in the Long Term

A study by Etoro and The Tie find listing and partnership announcements as significant developments (Sigdev) that have an immediate, large, and positive influence on token price. This influence, which peaks within the first 24 hours, usually wears off after … read more.

Switzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody

Switzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody

Zurich-based Gazprombank, a subsidiary of Russia’s third-largest bank, has been approved by Switzerland’s financial regulator to offer a number of cryptocurrency services, including the buying, selling, trading, and custody of bitcoin. Gazprombank Approved to Offer Bitcoin Services Gazprombank (Switzerland) Ltd. … read more.

Uncollaterized Power: A Makerdao Governance Vote Was Swayed by a Defi Flash Loan

Uncollaterized Power: A Makerdao Governance Vote Was Swayed by a Defi Flash Loan

The Makerdao and the stablecoin DAI has been a popular project in the decentralized finance (defi) space and it’s also had its share of problems. This week the project called Bprotocol leveraged a defi flash loan in order to sway … read more.

Venezuela to Incorporate Bitcoin and Litecoin Wallets into National Remittances Platform

Venezuela to Incorporate Bitcoin and Litecoin Wallets into National Remittances Platform

Venezuela says it will incorporate bitcoin and litecoin wallets to its Patria’s Cryptocurrency Remittance Platform. In an update, authorities in the country say this move will enable Venezuelan citizens to formally receive remittances in cryptocurrency form. Many citizens of hyperinflation … read more.

Court Filing Accuses Bitmex Cofounders of ‘Looting’ $440 Million Before the Fed Crackdown

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the firm HDR Global Trading Limited, the parent company of the exchange Bitmex, alongside the three cofounders Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed. Plaintiffs allege “the defendants’ Hayes, Delo, and Reed looted … read more.

Federal Reserve Staff Sluiced Wall Street Bankers With Trillions From the Comfort of Their Mansions

While American citizens wait for bureaucrats to pass a new coronavirus relief package, the Federal Reserve has continued to serve corporate interests and the banking cartel. Behind the curtains from the comfort of their own mansions, members of the Fed … read more.

Hong Kong Amends Crypto Law to Regulate All Exchanges

Hong Kong Amends Crypto Law to Regulate All Exchanges

Cryptocurrency regulation in Hong Kong is undergoing changes. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is reportedly introducing a new licensing system to regulate all crypto exchanges operating in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s New Crypto Regulation The CEO of the SFC, … read more.

Bitcoin Volatility Expected to Rise After the US Presidential Election

Bitcoin Volatility Expected to Rise After the US Presidential Election

While the United States prepares for the results of the 2020 Presidential Election, a number of data points and traders expect some significant cryptocurrency price fluctuations this week. Statistics from skew.com show bitcoin’s 30-day implied volatility has increased to 59% … read more.

US Presidential Election Unlikely to Alter Bitcoin's Path: Analyst

US Presidential Election Unlikely to Alter Bitcoin’s Path: Analyst

Crypto analyst George McDonaugh says that the U.S. presidential election is unlikely to change the bitcoin price’s upward trajectory. He draws on a number of fundamental and technical factors to illustrate his point. For example, McDonaugh argues that the recent … read more.

Bitcoiner Elected to US Senate: Cynthia Lummis Sees 'Great Promise' in Bitcoin

Bitcoiner Elected to US Senate: Cynthia Lummis Sees ‘Great Promise’ in Bitcoin

A bitcoin hodler has won a U.S. Senate seat. Cynthia Lummis is a bitcoin owner who bought her first bitcoin in 2013 because she believes in the economic power of scarcity and the potential for bitcoin to address some of … read more.

Major Defi Token Prices Plunge, as Money Moves Back Into Bitcoin

Major Defi Token Prices Plunge, as Money Moves Back Into Bitcoin

Major decentralized finance (defi) projects fell sharply in October, with token prices tumbling by between 30% and 56%, as money appears to be moving away from the overhyped space and back into bitcoin. According to Coingecko data, Andre Cronje’s Yearn … read more.

83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars Backing $3 Billion Loans in China: This Man Claims to Know the Truth

83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars Backing $3 Billion Loans in China: This Man Claims to Know the Truth

The gold industry was shaken when it was discovered that 83 tons of fake gold bars were used to back loans worth 20 billion yuan in China. While Chinese authorities have not said whether the real gold exists or where … read more.

Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Services Reveal Contingency Plans for Upcoming Fork

Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Services Reveal Contingency Plans for Upcoming Fork

The Bitcoin Cash blockchain is set to upgrade on Sunday, November 15 and it’s still expected that the network will bifurcate. So far, a number of crypto services have revealed contingency plans for the fork, and today’s data shows that … read more.

$1 Billion Silk Road Bitcoin Moves for First Time in Five Years

$1 Billion Silk Road Bitcoin Moves for First Time in Five Years

At least 69,369 bitcoins, worth about $955 million, were on Wednesday moved from a wallet address that may be linked to the collapsed Silk Road darknet marketplace. This is the first time that the funds have moved from the address … read more.

US Seizes Previously Undetected Silk Road Bitcoins Worth Over $1 Billion

US Seizes Previously Undetected Silk Road Bitcoins Worth Over $1 Billion

The U.S. government has seized over $1 billion in bitcoin from previously undetected transactions associated with the Silk Road marketplace and is now seeking the forfeiture of the cryptocurrency. US Confiscates $1 Billion in Bitcoin From Silk Road The U.S. … read more.

Iran Adopts Bitcoin for Payments Amid Escalating Sanctions, Depreciating Rial, Rising Inflation

Iran Adopts Bitcoin for International Trade Amid Heavy Sanctions, Falling Rial, Soaring Inflation

The Iranian government has adopted bitcoin for international trade as the country’s economic crisis deepens, with rising Covid-19 cases, depreciating rial, and intensifying sanctions imposed by the U.S. government. Iran’s Economic Troubles Magnified Iran is undergoing a severe economic crisis … read more.

'Bond King' Jeffrey Gundlach: Stock Market Will Crack Pretty Hard, Bitcoin Good Inflation Hedge

‘Bond King’ Jeffrey Gundlach: Stock Market Will Crack Pretty Hard, Bitcoin Good Inflation Hedge

Doubleline Capital’s CEO, the billionaire “bond king” Jeffrey Gundlach, has predicted that the stock market is going to “crack pretty hard.” While he is bearish on the stock market and long-term bonds, Gundlach says bitcoin and gold are good for … read more.

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