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Bitcoin Basher Nouriel Roubini At Work Again

Bitcoin critic Nouriel Roubini, aka Dr. Doom, hasn’t changed his mind on the utility and intrinsic value of cryptocurrencies. Speaking today at the blockchain and AI-oriented CC Forum in London, he said that most of the cryptocurrencies are volatile and cannot store value. Roubini Vs. Roger Ver In a debate with Bitcoin Cash promoter Roger…

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Ethereum (ETH) is Becoming a “Centralized Cult”

The Ethereum (ETH) leadership is showing signs of becoming a force to be reckoned with, commented bitcoin pioneer Nick Szabo. While Ethereum was inherently democratic, the need to perform a series of hard forks and upgrades has put the developer team in charge. Ethereum Developers Steer Transfer to ETH 2.0 Now, Ethereum has unrolled once…

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Is Lightning Network Suitable For Bitcoin Deposits, Withdrawals?

A Twitter poll by bitcoin evangelist Pierre Rochard discussed whether the Lightning Network is a suitable tool for BTC transactions on crypto exchanges.  Poll Signals to Lightning Network Curiosity Should Bitcoin exchanges enable Lightning deposits and withdrawals? — Pierre Rochard (@pierre_rochard) October 14, 2019 Proponents of LN believe it would be a good fit for…

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CipherTrace’s Blockchain Forensics Service Now Covers 700 Crypto Assets

The transactions of over 700 cryptocurrencies are now searchable via the blockchain analytics offering from CipherTrace. That means more than 87 percent of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by volume can now be traced through the API service, the company said Tuesday. Backed by notable firms like Galaxy Digital, CipherTrace has most recently been involved in…

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Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit ‘Satoshi’ Gets Added To Oxford Dictionary

It’s official – Satoshi, the smallest divisible unit of bitcoin, is now an English word. While it has been used for years among the crypto community, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added the term earlier this month. Now It’s Satoshi’s Turn to Refresh English Language The crypto community requires new words to explain different aspects…

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Binance CEO Eyes BNB Prospects After ETP Launch on SIX

Switzerland’s main stock exchange SIX has chosen to increase its cryptocurrency portfolio by trading a product based solely on Binance Coin. Binance Coin ETP Goes Live On SIX In a blog post issued on October 15, Binance Coin’s issuer, cryptocurrency exchange Binance confirmed it was launching a dedicated exchange-traded product (ETP) on SIX. Trading will…

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Crypto Community Turns Bullish on XRP as Ripple Token Surges

Bitcoin (BTC) has spent another day consolidating with further failures to top resistance. Its lethargy and another dominance dip are good news for altcoins which are having a bit of a revival today. Ripple’s XRP, which has been on the floor for most of 2019, is going up strong as is Stellar Lumens, 0x and…

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Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Is Bringing Blockchain to Zurich

Switzerland’s “Crypto Valley” is centered on Zug, a tiny, semi-infamous tax haven hamlet known for harboring embargo-breaking oil trader Marc Rich in the 1980s, tax shells in the 1990s and tech companies in the age of bitcoin. Zug and its Silicon Valley-esque moniker are 30 minutes’ drive south of Zurich. But if a new partnership…

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Forex Broker FXCM Launches Basket of 5 Cryptos for Retail Investors

Foreign exchange trading platform FXCM Group has launched a basket of five cryptocurrencies aimed at retail investors. Dubbed CryptoMajor, the basket product includes bitcoin (BTC), XRP, litecoin (LTC), bitcoin cash (BCH) and ethereum (ETH), which are equally weighted to protect against market volatility, the firm said in an announcement Monday. The five cryptos are already…

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Thrill-Seeking Drives Investors to Trade Crypto, Study Finds

Investors who trade cryptocurrency also tend to take bigger risks in the stock market, suggesting they are seeking dopamine more than diversification, according to a recent study. The paper, titled “Are Cryptocurrency Traders Pioneers Or Just Risk-Seekers? Evidence From Brokerage Accounts,” appeared in the September issue of Economic Letters, stating that cryptocurrency traders’ behavior is…

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