Bitcoin Is Up More YTD Than Gold Is in Last Decade: Pomp

Bitcoin maximalist Anthony Pompliano claims he will never bail out of his long positions. Gold cheerleader Peter Schiff likens this to a Titanic captain – loyal but misguided. Even with its recent price plunge, bitcoin is still massively outperforming gold. At What Point Will Bitcoin Maximalists Capitulate? Peter Schiff never passes up a good opportunity […]

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Crypto Market Leaders Share Their Worst Banking Experiences

Many of the people working in the cryptocurrency industry had a negative banking experience. Some were prevented from accessing their funds while others lost their accounts. It’s no surprise that many people are working hard to disrupt the banking industry. Many of today’s leaders in the cryptocurrency space were victims of poor banking. To some, […]

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Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls

On Monday, CoinDesk reported the shopping app Lolli was offering bitcoin rewards to U.S.-based Alibaba shoppers for Singles Day. Alibaba Group representatives have since denied the “partnership” touted by Lolli CEO Alex Adelman. The fissure revealed a common misconception in the blockchain industry. “One of Alibaba.com’s contractors hired a subcontractor who brokered an affiliate marketing […]

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Why Bitcoin’s Next ‘Halving’ May Not Pump the Price Like Last Time

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. To find out more about crypto valuation metrics, […]

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Bitcoin Price Will Moonshot $500,000 Within 10 Years After Flipping Gold, Says Bobby Lee

Bitcoin to flip gold by 2028, says Bobby Lee, founder of BTCC, the world’s first bitcoin exchange. Stock to Flow model supports the prediction. A weak dollar may adversely affect bitcoin’s price point. Bitcoin bull and CEO of BTC China, Bobby Lee, has thrown down his latest forecast, suggesting that bitcoin will flip gold’s market […]

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How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments. Last week Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager revealed an experimental, new proof of concept: Whatsat, a version of lightning that can be used to send private messages. Like bitcoin, it’s censorship-resistant. But, unlike encrypted apps that morph messages into unreadable, garbled […]

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Bitcoin Price Slides 2% After Deribit, Coinbase Flash Crash

Update (Nov. 1, 15:03 UTC): Deribit will reimburse over $1.3 million in losses from the BTC index calculation data issue witnessed at 21:00:00 UTC on October 31, 2019. Another flash crash has occurred for bitcoin (BTC), this time appearing on the Coinbase Pro and Deribit exchanges. At 19:55 UTC on Oct. 31, BTC’s spot price dipped […]

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Canadian Fund Manager to List Bitcoin Fund on Major Stock Exchange

Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ received initial approval on its long road to launch a closed-end bitcoin fund on the Ontario Stock Exchange later this quarter. The firm said on Wednesday that it received a favorable ruling before a panel of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) for the Bitcoin Fund, noting the commission moved to […]

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