First Mover: As Bitcoin Tops $13K, Analyst Explains How Blockchain Gives Clues on Next Move

Bitcoin was higher, just above $13,000 and rising for a seventh straight day – the longest winning streak in six months.  “A continuation would probably require more positive news,” Matt Blom, head of sales and trading for the publicly traded cryptocurrency firm Diginex, wrote Thursday in a note to clients. In traditional markets, European indexes rose […]

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Blockchain Bites: Hodl Hodl’s No-KYC Bitcoin Lending, Voyager’s Token Merging M&A Deal, Crypto’s Reaction to PayPal

Hodl Hodl announced a P2P lending service, with no KYC requirements. Ant Group is continuing to research and release blockchain-based services. And what people are saying following PayPal’s crypto market entrance. Top shelf Bitcoin buysFollowing a wave of institutional bitcoin buys, crypto custodian Hex Trust and multinational payments gateway Sia have partnered to provide an easier path for […]

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Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin and the BSA, Signature Deposit Growth, Darknet Crypto Donors

Signature Bank’s deposits grew by over $4 billion. Non-profits have rejected bitcoin donations made from hackers. And a FinCEN investigation raises questions about bitcoin mixers and the Bank Secrecy Act. Here’s all the news people are talking about in crypto today. Top shelf Corporate DeFi?R3’s open-source variation of its enterprise blockchain, Corda Network, will see […]

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First Mover: Monero Leads Privacy-Coin Rally as Bitcoin Trips on Path to $12K

Bitcoin (BTC) was gaining for a fourth straight day, approaching the $12,000 price threshold that the cryptocurrency failed to hold in August when it last rallied past that level.  “The market has started to move again,” the Norwegian cryptocurrency-analysis firm Arcane Research wrote Tuesday in a report.  In traditional markets, U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open […]

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Crypto Long & Short: The OKEx Drama Exposes a Weakness in Crypto Market Infrastructure

This week saw more exchange drama rock the crypto markets.  OKEx, one of the industry’s largest crypto-fiat exchanges, suspended all cryptocurrency withdrawals, saying one of the exchange’s key holders has “been out of touch” with the exchange because they are “currently cooperating with a public security bureau in investigations.”  Coming hard on the heels of […]

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