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The cryptocurrency market might have had a horrid time over the past few weeks, but things have changed this week. Much of the reversal in fortunes is possibly tied to the upcoming Bitcoin halvening event. Why the Sudden Jump? The world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market cap has been in the doldrums due to the coronavirus-induced
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Over the years, it became accepted wisdom that Bitcoin was a store of value, and that it could work as a hedge against market fluctuations. However, this has not turned out to be the case during the course of the current prolonged market turmoil. After the oil price crash on Monday, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency
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Bitwise Asset Management has withdrawn its longstanding Bitcoin ETF application with the SEC, after the proposal was rejected by the commission in October. Bitwise first filed an application with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission for what would be the first-ever Bitcoin ETF in January of last year, after several other companies had failed with
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CME Group’s Bitcoin options got off to a good start this week with US$2.3 million traded on the first day, eclipsing the slow start made by rival exchange Bakkt. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched its highly anticipated Bitcoin (BTC) options on Monday, with 55 contracts changing hands on the first day alone. An options
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Bitcoin could be set for a major breakout as escalating tensions between the US and Iran drive investors to safe-haven assets, with cryptocurrency and gold values surging. Tensions in the Middle East reached a critical point on Thursday after US President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike on a vehicle convoy near Baghdad International Airport,
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The year commenced with a massive rally in Bitcoin (BTC) that ultimately led to a sustained bull run, and the price of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency eventually reached levels that raised visions of 2017’s climb. However, that eventually came to an end, and the last few months have been pretty tough for the crypto industry
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Bitcoin (BTC) bled yet again this week, as the bears assert their dominance in an increasingly volatile market, with BTC losing as much as $400 USD yesterday and tumbling towards the $8,000 milestone. The bearish movement of Bitcoin has been ongoing for months, with the exception of a few relatively small reprieves, and has many
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Bitcoin made gains last week after new documents from the Chinese government revealed that the country was reversing its decision to ban blockchain mining, with President Xi Jinping expressing his support for blockchain technology. Back in April, The National Development and Reform Commission in China published a list of industries that it believes should be restricted
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Bitcoin’s 2017 bull run, which saw the world’s leading digital asset top out at nearly $20,000 USD, was mostly driven by a lone anonymous trader, according to analysis gathered by two finance professors from the University of Texas and Ohio State University. Professors John Griffin and Amin Shams analyzed over 200 gigabits of data relating to
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Bitcoin (BTC) has made some serious upward movement in the last few days. In less than 24 hours, the world’s largest cryptocurrency shot up over 40% to $10,350, having traded as low as $7,300 the previous day. The undoubtedly bullish movement represented BTC’s fourth-largest single day movement ever, and the biggest since 2011. However, some
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2019 has been a remarkable year for cryptocurrencies, and much of that was marked by the hugely impressive Bitcoin rally during the first half of the year. However, that rally seems to have fizzled out, and the world’s biggest cryptocurrency has been experiencing a sustained slump. Bitcoin Holds Gain Moreover, the cryptocurrency has also been
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