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Bitcoin Indicator That Called Rally to $14,000 Flashes Again

Once again, analysts have started to flip bullish on Bitcoin again. Sure, the cryptocurrency is still down some 40% from its $14,000 peak from last year, but per a number of traders, an array of key technical indicators have suggested that BTC is ready to return higher once again. Related Reading: Crypto Tidbits: Elon Musk Pokes Bitcoin Bear, Japanese Giants Delve Into Cryptocurrency Mining, Baidu’s Blockchain Beta Key Bitcoin Buy Signal Flashes For First Time Since March Financial Survivalism, the cryptocurrency trader that last week called Bitcoin’s surge to above $8,000,…

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Analyst Expects Altcoins to Suffer With Launch of Bitcoin Options: Here’s Why

At long last, the CME — one of the first regulated institutions to offer Bitcoin futures — will be launching options for its BTC futures contracts. The launch will be taking place on January 13th (today, as of the time of publishing this). Related Reading: Ripple CEO: These 3 Key Reasons Are Why XRP is Not a Security Due to the fact that the CME has been one of the most influential companies on this nascent market over the past few years, analysts have already begun speculating on what effect…

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Gigantic Ethereum Buy Wall May Be Enough to Spark a Parabolic Rally

Ethereum has been closely tracking Bitcoin’s volatile price action as of late, which head led ETH to gain a firm position within the $140 region. The cryptocurrency’s bulls have shown signs of growing vitality over the past several days, which comes as the altcoin market begins flashing hints of having immensely bullish near-term potential. It is important to note that Ethereum’s bulls have now created an unprecedented buy wall on a major exchange, signaling that bears would have to incur massive strength in order to push the crypto down from…

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Analyst Who Called 2019 Bear Market Believes Bitcoin is Primed for Massive Gains

2020 has so far been a great year for Bitcoin (BTC), with the cryptocurrency climbing significantly from its year-to-date lows of $6,800 that were set just prior to the massive upswing incurred by the aggregated crypto market. Bitcoin’s bullish price action throughout the early weeks of 2020 seem to confirm one prominent – and eerily accurate – analyst’s belief that the cryptocurrency could set fresh and sustainable all-time-highs in the coming couple of years. Importantly, the same analyst also believes that a few key factors are lining up for BTC,…

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Ripple CEO: These 3 Key Reasons Are Why XRP is Not a Security

In the long-running saga concerning XRP’s status as a security or not, Ripple Labs CEO Brad Garlinghouse outlines why he thinks the token is decisively not a security. “ I think it’s very clear that XRP is not a security….” Brad Garlinghouse pic.twitter.com/nlpbIzjxiN — Digital Assets Daily (@AssetsDaily) January 12, 2020 XRP Is Independent of the Company Speaking on CNBC, Brad Garlinghouse vigorously defended Ripple’s integrity, claiming that the San Francisco-based fintech firm has nothing to answer for. In August 2019, the lead plaintiff in the case against Ripple, Bradley…

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China Saw $11.4 Billion in Crypto-Based Capital Flight Last Year

On January 8, China-based blockchain security firm Peckshield published its “2019 Global Digital Asset AML Research Report” noting a variety of crypto trends throughout the year. According to the study, cryptocurrency-based capital flight stemming from China was around $11.4 billion in 2019. Peckshield’s research recorded a number of illegal or otherwise unregulated transactions over the last few years. Also Read: Mining Report Highlights China’s ASIC Manufacturing Improvements and Dominance International Unregulated Capital Flow Using Cryptocurrencies Surges in 2019, While China Saw $11.4 Billion in Capital Flight Crypto Transactions In January…

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White House Market Wants to Become the Darknet’s Toughest DNM

White House Market (WHM) is an ultra-secure darknet market (DNM). It disallows Javascript, enforces PGP throughout, admins key sign every 72 hours, and only accepts monero (XMR). It might be the darknet’s most private market. But do its vendors deliver? News.Bitcoin.com dusted down some XMR and decided to find out. Also read: How to Encrypt Messages With PGP When Using Darknet Markets A Fortress in the War on Privacy “All transactions on the blockchain can be traced due to blockchain’s immutability,” begins surveillance firm Bitfury in its December report on…

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Cointext CTO Vin Armani Talks Content, Reveals the ‘Real’ Bitcoin in New Video

Cointext CTO Vin Armani has a lot to say. The multi-faceted content creator, voluntaryist philosopher, and developer in the Bitcoin Cash community crafts thought-provoking crypto content. Whether dissecting the ‘gym friend’ meme in the context of grounded masculinity, or addressing the roots of tribalism and which chain is the true Bitcoin, Armani’s collaboration with video editor @CryptoSpanglish has seen his content grow in popularity, and established him as one of the influential voices of the current crypto zeitgeist. Also Read: Why the Counter Economy Is Necessary to Bitcoin’s Survival as…

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Institutional and Retail Bitcoin Futures Demand Continues to Climb

2019 saw significant bitcoin derivatives action from firms like CME Group and Bakkt. This year, demand for CME’s bitcoin futures remains strong and the firm’s options products may be available this week. Additionally, Bakkt’s physically-delivered bitcoin futures have consistently seen growth in daily volumes and open interest in 2020. Despite the growth, institutional futures have a long way to go to catch up to the trade volumes retail bitcoin derivatives platforms have seen. Also Read: Mining Report Highlights China’s ASIC Manufacturing Improvements and Dominance Regulated Bitcoin Futures Products See Increased…

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US and European Regulators Say Crypto a Priority This Year

Several regulators in the U.S. and Europe have made cryptocurrency among their top priorities this year. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s compliance office and the European Securities and Markets Authority, in collaboration with other regulators, have outlined their plans to focus on crypto oversight. Further, China’s central bank has made digital currency a priority. Also read: Regs Roundup: SEC Actions, Crypto Tax-Free in Korea, New Chinese Laws SEC Compliance Office Focused on Crypto The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced its 2020 priorities…

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