Tag: Bitcoin (BTC)

OFAC Escalates Russian Sanctions Listing Bitcoin Addresses, US Treasury Crypto Crackdown Rumors Spread

Rumors concerning the U.S. Treasury cracking down on several financial institutions over money laundering has been spreading like wildfire on social media and forums. There’s been no formal announcement from the U.S. entity and at this stage, the news is widely considered FUD. However, some are assuming the hearsay stems from the recent Russian sanctions […]

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Bitcoin Hashrate Drops Over 45%, Xinjiang Grid Blackouts Blamed, BTC Price Slides 10%

Since April 15, the Bitcoin network hashrate has dropped more than 49% after touching an all-time high at 218 exahash per second. Regional reports noted that in China the Xinjiang grid is having blackouts and “safety inspections.” Reports Claim Blackouts in Xinjiang, China Have Pushed Bitcoin’s Hashrate Down 49% At the time of writing, the […]

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‘Ossification Is Stupid:’ Bitcoin Development Controversy Strikes ‘Speedy Trial’ Taproot Activation

The well known software developer Luke Dashjr is in the midst of controversy over how to upgrade the Bitcoin network in order to add the Taproot protocol. Bitcoin Core developers want to upgrade with “Speedy trial,” which will allow miners to push the feature through. However, Luke Dashjr wants to upgrade in a different manner, […]

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Miami-Dade Officials Hope to Launch a Crypto Task Force, Residents Could Pay Taxes in Bitcoin Soon

Back in mid-February, Bitcoin.com News reported on Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez supporting the idea of the city holding bitcoin in the treasury and allowing tax payments in bitcoin as well. On April 15, 2021, reports show that the city may introduce the tax payments concept soon, as the District 8 county commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins […]

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Bitcoin price uptrend to $65,000 decelerates amid potential bearish comeback

Bitcoin recovery hit a barrier at $64,000, hindering movement to $65,000. The ascending parallel channel lower edge support is under tremendous pressure to give to bearish advances. Bitcoin has resumed the sluggish price action a day after hitting a new record high close to $65,000. The recent upswing occurred after Coinbase was directly listed on […]

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‘Weird Coins Like DOGE and XRP Spike’- Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz Warns of a Crypto Market ‘Washout’ 

Bitcoin bull and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has warned about cryptocurrency market volatility in a recent interview stemming from the Barron’s and Marketwatch’s “Investing in Crypto” virtual event series. In general and over the long term, Novogratz is bullish about bitcoin and companies like Coinbase remaining prosperous. Novogratz Warns of a Crypto Market ‘Washout’ Shares […]

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Insurance Giant AXA Allows Swiss Clients to Pay for Services With Bitcoin

The French multinational insurance firm AXA is now allowing clients in Switzerland to pay for services in bitcoin. The newly added support is part of the company’s “digital future” and stems from customer demand for crypto payments. AXA Supports Bitcoin Payments In Switzerland AXA has announced it is the first all-lines insurer in the country […]

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200-Year-Old American Wine Shop Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies 

Nearly every day now a new company is announcing the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in some form or another. Now one of the world’s largest fine wine auction houses and America’s oldest wine shop Acker has revealed digital currency acceptance to pay for auction payments and retail wine purchases. Wine Shop Acker Jumps Into the Crypto […]

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Over $750 Million in Bitcoin from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Moved Today

On Wednesday, after bitcoin prices touched a new all-time high, thousands of bitcoins from the August 2, 2016, Bitfinex hack were transferred to unknown wallets. The exact count of BTC moved from the hack is not entirely clear, but one blockchain parser shows that over 12,208 BTC from the 2016 Bitfinex breach worth $754 million […]

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