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New Bitcoin Racket Threatens to Use Hitmen on Victims

Threatening people with assassination in a place that offers as much anonymity as the internet does is nothing new, but this time, the extortionist is demanding Bitcoin. New emails first spotted by BleepingComputer contain a message telling victims to pony up $4,000 in the cryptocurrency. In broken English, the extortionist …

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Zurcoin Co-Founder: Most Crypto Exchanges Are Manipulators

Daniel Mark Harrison, a co-founder of Zurcoin, a currency claimed to be a hybrid of Quark and Bitcoin, has accused the majority of cryptocurrency exchanges of manipulating prices on digital assets markets. In his post published on Medium and titled “The Problem With Exchanges”, Harrison claimed that the greater part …

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IMF: 15 Central Banks Explore Digital Assets

After a turbulent year, digital assets have not been written off entirely. A recent IMF report explored the continued involvement of central banks with tests and explorations of digital currencies. According to the report, the presence of alternative means of payment may shrink the importance of cash. Some central banks …

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Bitcoin Rallies Above $3,500

Investing.com – Cryptocurrency prices were higher on Tuesday as Bitcoin rallied to $3,500 just one-year after reaching nearly $20,000. Bitcoin rose 3.5% to $3,539.60 on the Investing.com Index, as of 9:07 AM ET (14:07 GMT). Still, Bitcoin is down nearly 75% since its all time high a year ago. Digital …

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Tatau Platform is Here to Rescue Your Redundant GPU Mining Equipment

Cryptocurrency mining has taken a huge dive in the last three months. Rock bottom market prices, disproportionately high hashing difficulty and growing concerns of a ‘Bitcoin Death Spiral’ have made GPU mining largely unprofitable and highly unattractive. Not only have countless small hobbyist miners been forced to shut down operations …

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Wash Trading Persists on Most Exchanges, BTI Report Says

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has published its 2018 Exchange Volume Report, which reveals that most marketplaces hold a form of faked volumes, or what is known as wash trading. The findings highlight the fact that the highly unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges fail to offer an accurate price discovery mechanism. “Based …

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EOS Climbs 12% In Rally

Investing.com – EOS was trading at $2.4456 by 08:07 (13:07 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Tuesday, up 12.30% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage gain since December 17. The move upwards pushed EOS’s market cap up to $2.2202B, or 1.97% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. …

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Pros Are Ditching the Bitcoin Market, JPMorgan Says

(Bloomberg) — The prolonged digital-asset slump is scaring off institutional players, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co., suggesting a fulcrum for cryptocurrency markets is giving way. “Participation by financial institutions in Bitcoin trading appears to be fading,” analysts including Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou wrote in a research note dated Dec. 14. “Key …

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Coinbase Rolls Out Bitcoin (BTC) Conversion Service in Holiday Campaign

US-based crypto trading operator Coinbase has launched direct crypto conversations as part of its expansion strategy, according to an official statement on Monday. Called “Coinbase Convert,” the service is available only for Bitcoin (BTC) deposits, with a possibility for adding new coins. “Coinbase Convert” comes as part of a December …

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