Small Miner Squeeze Can Catapult Bitcoin to Fresh 2019 High

Small Miner Squeeze Can Catapult Bitcoin to Fresh 2019 High

Original Author: Kiril Nikolaev – Go to Original Source

The drop in bitcoin mining difficulty may be a sign of a strong selloff. Price should tumble as weak miners panic sell their BTC holdings. The drop would be an opportune time to buy the number one cryptocurrency. In the last few days, bitcoin has been hounded by fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) over miner […]

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Small Miner Squeeze Can Catapult Bitcoin to Fresh 2019 High

Bitcoin-Friendly Singapore Considers Approving Crypto Derivatives Trading

Original Author: Mark Emem – Go to Original Source

Singapore has released the consultation paper on the proposed Bitcoin derivatives. Retail investors might not be allowed to trade in the crypto products. The Monetary Authority of Singapore says the move is driven by demand. Singapore’s central bank could soon authorize the trading of derivatives referencing cryptocurrency assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. As part […]

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Top Economist Says That the Way to Kill Bitcoin Is to Keep Price Under $1,000

Top Economist Says That the Way to Kill Bitcoin Is to Keep Price Under $1,000

Original Author: Kiril Nikolaev – Go to Original Source

A widely-followed economist says suppressing bitcoin price can kill the cryptocurrency. Research supports this assessment as retail traders still dominate the market share. The strong correlation between bitcoin and Google searches point to the vulnerability of retail traders to price manipulation. Alex Kruger, an economist and trader, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on […]

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Small Miner Squeeze Can Catapult Bitcoin to Fresh 2019 High

Attn Whistleblowers: China Will Reward You for Exposing ICO Scams

Original Author: Yashu Gola – Go to Original Source

An inter-ministerial committee in China plans to reward individuals who report illicit ICO fundraisers. The decision could likely boost China’s crackdown on the regional cryptocurrency industry. ICOs are operating freely in China despite a sweeping 2017 ban. China is planning to provide monetary perks to eligible individuals who expose illegal cryptocurrency crowdfunding campaigns. According to […]

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Small Miner Squeeze Can Catapult Bitcoin to Fresh 2019 High

Survey: Crypto Investors Favored Hillary in 2016, But Crypto Whales Voted Trump

Original Author: Wes Messamore – Go to Original Source

Crypto investors supported Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a wide margin in the 2016 election. But those who supported Trump have invested significantly more of their savings in cryptocurrency. Libertarian Gary Johnson was almost as unpopular with crypto investors as the general population. A recent survey of the political affiliations among cryptocurrency investors found […]

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Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Responds to MimbleWimble Privacy Vulnerability

Original Author: Gerelyn Terzo – Go to Original Source

MimbleWimble, the Harry Potter inspired protocol that Litecoin is integrating to become a privacy coin, is in the spotlight but for all the wrong reasons.  Ivan Bogatyy, a venture capitalist with Dragonfly Capital, has published a report drawing attention to a security flaw in MimbleWimble’s privacy model. According to Bogatyy, the “attack traces 96% of […]

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