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Bitcoin Private (BTCP)…Privately Pre-Mined 2 Million Coins for Its Founders

The creator of altcoin Bitcoin Private (BTCP) was battling accusations his project was a “scam” December 24 after an investigation revealed over 2 million ‘secret’ coins. Coinmetrics: There Are 2.04M ‘Extra’ BTCP BTCP 00, a so-called “fork merge” of the Bitcoin and ZClassic blockchains, fell 20 percent after research group Coinmetrics published the information Sunday. […]

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Bitcoin Network Loses Nodes and Difficulty, Militants Use Crypto In Struggle to Secede, NYU Professor Goes Off The Rails, and More: Last Week In Crypto

Bitcoin Price Recovery Alongside Network Changes The Bitcoin price came back from the brink this week, reaching nearly $ 4,000 by Sunday. Analysts were at times throughout the week worried that it would lose support around $ 3,400 and then drop beneath $ 3,000, but this hasn’t happened. At the same time, however, two important […]

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Bloomberg: Wall Street Putting A Pause On Bitcoin Foray

While 2017’s narrative in the crypto industry was undoubtedly the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, 2018’s was evidently the advent of Wall Street participants. And while strides were made with institutional involvement, with Nasdaq and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) both openly backing crypto assets, Bloomberg has claimed that efforts to bring Bitcoin to Wall Street remain […]

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Prominent Investor: 2018 Was The “Most Successful Year” For Bitcoin

Many analysts, including former Bitcoin (BTC) short seller Mark Dow, look at the price of cryptocurrencies to determine the health of their underlying fundamentals. However, a prominent cryptocurrency proponent has claimed that in spite of the market, 2018 was Bitcoin’s “most successful year” yet, specifically in terms of network performance. Bitcoin Segwit Usage Holds 40% […]

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Travis Kling: “Significant Chance” That Crypto Will Outperform Everything In 2019

While many poke fun at the performance of crypto in 2018, global macro markets have begun to falter. Since reaching a year-to-date high in early-September, the Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange, has seen its index collapse by 22%. Nasdaq’s index, which houses the publicly-traded stocks of tech powerhouses, namely Alphabet (Google), Amazon, and Apple, […]

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Bitcoin Price to $17K in 2020, Says ‘Unorthodox’ Mining Difficulty Prediction

An ‘unorthodox prediction’ of mining difficulty increases puts the bitcoin price somewhere around $ 17,000 in 2020 — due to the possible power law relationship between the two. Bitcoin price and difficulty ‘power law relationship’ Twitter user @100trillionUSD is back again with another intriguing chart — this time plotting the relationship between BTC price 00 […]