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Bitcoin ETFs, XRP and Facebook?

It’s time for another weekly round-up of the news that matters in the cryptosphere this week. We have seen numerous suggestions that a Bitcoin ETF may see approval in the coming months, news regarding XRP market cap manipulation, and even a massive blockchain acquisition from Facebook. It’s an exciting time to be in crypto, that’s for sure. SEC & the Bitcoin ETF approval One interesting story that came out of this week was that a solicitation notice was issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States. With institutional finances getting ready to flood into the market...

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How BTC Price Is Affected By Whales

Cryptocurrency tends to have two types of investors. To start with there are institutional investors like Goldman Sachs, which are becoming significant players in the crypto space. On the other hand, there are whales which have been here from the start just like Bitcoin. The term is just a metaphor for someone who holds a large amount of cryptocurrency - whether it is in Bitcoin, XRP, Litecoin or any other cryptocurrency, the whales are very prominent in the crypto space. Bitcoin Whales There are a lot of whales that move crypto from wallet to wallet but the most famous whale...

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Casa CTO Jameson Lopp: Apathy Is The Biggest Threat To Bitcoin

During a recent interview with Epicenter, Casa CTO Jameson Lopp was asked whether he had ever had any serious doubts regarding the potential for Bitcoin to get to the point it’s at today. While it’s not used by everyone in the world on a daily basis, it seems clear that Satoshi Nakamoto’s peer-to-peer digital cash system is here to stay. In his response, Lopp discussed the drama around Bitcoin’s scaling debate that eventually culminated in the creation of the Bitcoin Cash altcoin in August 2017 and the dissolving of the New York Agreement. While the block size controversy created doubt...

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Bitcoin (BTC) Bulls Finally Step Up, Price Breaks Above Falling Wedge

In an interesting turn of events, Bitcoin (BTC) bulls have finally broken silence and stepped back in the game as calls for a rally towards $6,000 start to become more popular. There is immense pressure on the bears at the moment to give up and it seems like they will in the next few days. It is important to note that the sideways movement in BTC/USD that we saw for the past few weeks has been mainly due to the sell pressure created by the bears and not a loss of faith on behalf of the bulls. Those that are...

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Winklevoss Twins Instructed To Pay $45k To Charlie Shrem

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are two of the biggest names in the cryptocurrency space who famously become two of the first Bitcoin billionaires during the rise of cryptocurrency. The twins have now been ordered to pay back $45,000 in legal fees sparked by the entrepreneur Charlie Shrem as part of an ongoing lawsuit that alleges he failed to broker a series of promised cryptocurrency purchases on their behalf. For those that don’t know, Charlie Shrem is an entrepreneur and an advocate for Bitcoin. In 2011 he co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant and is one of the founders for the...

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