Bitcoin Whales Awaken: What Does This Mean for BTC Price?

The number of long-dormant Bitcoin wallets becoming active once again is rising according to a crypto research group. According to those compiling the data, this could pave the way for large price moves. Other times during Bitcoin’s history where a large percentage or long-dormant wallets have “awakened” have corresponded with dramatic moves to the upside.

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OCIE Prioritises Cryptocurrency as a High Risk Market for Investors in 2019

In a report by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the cryptocurrency space has been named as a priority. The body states that the industry may pose high levels of risk to retail investors. The OCIE oversees thousands of investment advisers, mutual funds and ETFs,

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CivicKey CEO on Bitcoin Price: “Good Chance We’re Going to Retest $3,000”

The co-founder of blockchain-based identity management platform CivicKey has weighed in about the current state of the cryptocurrency markets. Amongst other things, Vinny Lingham stated that he feels the Bitcoin price will retest the $3,000 level in the near future. The South American internet entrepreneur also explained how his own startup had managed to weather

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Circle CEO: Crypto Will Have a Bigger Impact than the Web

The latest crypto firm to hold its own AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) session on Reddit is Goldman Sachs-backed Circle. The CEO and other members of the peer-to-peer payments company took questions from the community earlier today. Whilst largely a PR piece for the firm to lament its successes of 2018, some interesting developments at Circle

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Dark Overlord Group: Keep the Bitcoin flowing, We’ll Keep the Truth Flowing

The Dark Overlord hacker group who last week grabbed headlines when it announced it was prepared to share 9/11 secrets in exchange for Bitcoin has released a second cache of information. The self-proclaimed “financially motivated” cyber criminals have also stated that they will continue to release more “layers” of information as they receive money from

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Are VeriBlock Transactions on the Bitcoin Network Helping or Harming BTC?

According to reports from Bitcoin (BTC) developers, a startling amount of block space is being wasted on the Bitcoin network to secure the blockchains of other cryptos. A company called VeriBlock has been “borrowing” the hashing power of the Bitcoin network to increase security on vulnerable altcoin chains and filling up BTC block space in the

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Cryptocurrency Bear Market Pressures Shapeshift into Layoffs

The ongoing cryptocurrency bear market appears to have claimed yet another victim. The latest digital currency-related firm to announce a restructure is exchange platform Shapeshift. According to a Medium post by the company’s CEO, 37 of Shapeshift’s employees have been laid off. This represents around one third of the staff at the cryptocurrency startup. More

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France’s Yellow Vest Bank Run: Could it be Bullish for Bitcoin?

Reports are emerging that the anti-Emmanuel Macron protesters in France, known in English as the Yellow Vests, are planning to stage a bank run this weekend. Although the changes of such an initiative bringing the government to its knees, as the demonstrators hope, are slim, what may very well be the first ever voluntary bank

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Manhattan Real Estate Worth $36.5 Million to be Tokenised and Sold to Investors

A blockchain startup has partnered with a broker-dealer company to create a tokenised real estate investment opportunity. Fluidity and Propellr will offer tokens representing shares in a multimillion-dollar block of condos in Manhattan, New York, allowing buyers to invest as much or as little as they like. Blockchain Continues to Disrupt the Real Estate Industry

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Marshall Islands President Survives Vote of No Confidence over State Crypto Plans

In a vote of no confidence against the president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, the only female head of state in the Pacific region has narrowly avoided losing power. The issues prompting the vote are the proposed national digital currency being planned at the moment, as well as Chinese foreign policy ambitions in the

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