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Bitcoin Stays Bearish | Is the Bottom Finally in Sight?

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 speculators wondering if the bottom is in sight. Well, one very prominent trader has interpreted a technical analysis by legendary chartist and former editor of the Magazine of Wall Street Richard Wycoff, which suggests that…

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Bakkt to Launch Institutional Bitcoin Custody Services

Bakkt, the crypt subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange, has announced that it will begin holding the Bitcoin assets of its institutional investors, which was one of the most sought-after services of the platform prior to its launch in September. Launch of Bakkt Warehouse Upon launch, Bakkt initially only offered custody services to customers who were trading its Bitcoin futures contracts but has now received approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to store all Bitcoin assets of its customers in the “Bakkt Warehouse.” Pantera Capital, Galaxy Digital, and…

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Alibaba to Reward Free Bitcoin Through Shopping App Lolli

The pace of development of the crypto sector has been nothing short of breathtaking over the past few years, and now, free Bitcoin rewards are even becoming a real thing. In a new development that would come as a massive boost for Bitcoin and the crypto space in general, Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba has now got involved in the space. The company has created a partnership with Lolli, a shopping rewards app, and by way of that partnership, Alibaba shoppers can claim 5% of their rewards in the form of…

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Bitcoin Price Gains as China Scraps Crypto Mining Ban

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 or limited, which featured crypto mining. President Xi Jinping’s recent comments in support of blockchain coincided with a sizeable gain in the value of Bitcoin, going from $7,500 USD to $10,500 USD in just a few…

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Altcoins Attempt to Build Gains After a Big Jump in Bitcoin

It is a well-known fact that Bitcoin is the most important token in the entire crypto ecosystem; however, it should also be noted that altcoins have now become just as popular. Bitcoin Rally a Sentimental Boost Despite the fact that many of those coins now command multibillion-dollar valuations, the prices of most of these tokens are intimately tied to that of Bitcoin. Hence, there is now a lot of anticipation among crypto investors and market watchers that the recent rally in Bitcoin might spark a rally in altcoins as well.…

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Bitcoin in Bull Territory? Some Analysts aren’t Sure

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 analysts are calling for caution and have warned that the movement is not an indicator that Bitcoin has moved out of its recent four-month bearish trajectory. Analysts Say Bitcoin Bulls Jumped the Gun Twitter analyst…

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Bitcoin Suddenly Gains Momentum | Is This a Breakout?

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 incredibly volatile over the past month or so, and it was particularly so during the last week. After going down to $7,400 per token, BTC managed to rally to $10,350 on certain platforms. Now, the…

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Bakkt is All Set to Launch Options on Bitcoin Futures in December

Over the past few years, the crypto sphere has come a long way to emerge as one of the most exciting investment options for investors, and the introduction of Bitcoin futures was one of the bigger developments in this regard. In a new development, the highly influential International Exchange (IE) has stated that it is now going to introduce options in Bitcoin. Key Details The service is going to be launched on Bakkt, one of its subsidiaries, and among the most popular destinations for high-level trades in the crypto space.…

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Bitcoin Sinks to Five-Month Low Following Zuckerberg Testimony

Bitcoin has dropped to a five-month low of $7,435 USD following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress in defense of the planned stablecoin Libra. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 9% to its lowest levels since June, as Zuckerberg was grilled by congressional representatives before a sitting of the House Financial Services Committee. Bitcoin has been caught in a range of $8,500 to $7,850 since the end of September; however, analysts were expecting a bullish end to today’s decline as technical charts showed signs of seller exhaustion. This did…

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Is Bitcoin Mining Worth It In 2018?

Is Bitcoin Mining Worth it in 2018? The financial industry was rocked in 2009 when a user (or users) with an alias of Satoshi Nakamoto introduced Bitcoin to the world.  The cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is a digital currency that can be used as a global payment system.  It was the first of its kind to work without an administrator or central bank – transactions are peer-to-peer, and are verified through a blockchain. But you’re not here for a history lesson, this piece is meant to help you further understand the complex…

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