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Monero’s Spagni Suspects Bitcoin Got To Where It Is Today Due To Its Lack Of Privacy

On Thursday, Monero lead maintainer Riccardo Spagni appeared on an episode of Monero Talk. During the interview, Spagni made comments regarding the possibility that Bitcoin has been able to get to where it is today due to the lack of full anonymity provided by the peer-to-peer digital cash system. Satoshi’s Privacy Mistakes Monero Talk host Douglas Tuman asked Spagni about his thoughts regarding the greater cryptocurrency user base’s acceptance of Bitcoin as the gold standard despite its lack of privacy features. In his response, Spagni first discussed why Bitcoin lacks strong privacy in the first place. “[Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto]...

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Bitcoin, BitMEX, and PrimeXBT: How Bitcoin’s Pump Influenced 100x Leverage Traders

Over the last few weeks, bullish momentum has returned to the crypto market in a major way. Prior to that, Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto world had long been trading sideways, and the only way to profit was by trading using 100x leverage. Exchanges that offered such high levels of margin became the go-to exchanges for crypto traders new and experienced. But after Bitcoin’s latest move, there was a clear divide across the traders of two of the top high-leverage platforms in the cryptosphere, with up to 70% of one platform’s traders experiencing up to 300% to 1200%...

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Bitcoin (BTC) Fails To Break Past $5,000 Hinting At A Bearish Weekly Close

Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to get back above $5,000 again but so far it has failed miserably. The 1H chart for BTC/USD shows that the price visited the 38.2% fib retracement level a number of times after falling below it but has failed to break past it. We saw an hourly candle close above this level but it was soon followed by another candle to the downside. The Stochastic RSI is now extremely overbought on the 1H time frame which means BTC/USD is long overdue for a sharp decline to the downside. This is significant because this is the last...

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DataLight Research Suggests BTC Could Beat Visa & MasterCard

In 2017, the market took off and a huge flood of new investors got involved with the space. Despite the bear market, people are still excited about cryptocurrency and aim to see it grow more than any other asset, whether it is physical or digital. Bitcoin is by far the most popular cryptocurrency (although you might disagree). This is firstly because it was the first token ever created but it also has a huge community of users and developers throughout the whole ecosystem. According to a recent study conducted by DataLight, the majority lost 80 percent of their value during...

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Is It Too Late To Invest In Bitcoin?

There are several big names that are getting their hopes up about a possible bull run around the corner with the market ‘testing the waters’ of what it’s like over the $5,000 key resistance level. Say what you will but it does seem likely that the bull-run is on the horizon with some investors thinking that now is the best time to get involved in the market. This sentiment is shared by several analysts and experts like the crypto trader and advisor, Josh Rager. Although there isn’t a guarantee that any token will avoid a near-zero valuation as the market...

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