Ethereum Surges 33% Within 4 Days, Will ETH be Able to Sustain Momentum?

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ETH, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, has surged by more than 33 percent in the past 4 days, despite the expectations of investors for ETH to continue its downtrend below the $200 support level. Since Sept. 12, the price of ETH has increased from $167 to $223, achieving a monthly peak at…

BitMEX Research: Does Satoshi Hold A Million Bitcoin?

BitMEX Research: Does Satoshi Hold A Million Bitcoin?

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BitMEX Research, the think-tank of the world’s largest BTC/USD exchange, re-tackled old evidence suggesting the original cryptocurrency’s enigmatic creator may hold up to a million Bitcoin. In a post published Aug. 20, the exchange’s research division resurfaced the 2013 argument of blockchain researcher Sergio Demian Lerner — who at the time reported Nakamoto having a…

This Week in Bitcoin: Islamic Exchange, Self-Regulation, Social Trading

This Week in Bitcoin: Islamic Exchange, Self-Regulation, Social Trading

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In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported about a new Islamic trading platform, a couple of steps towards self regulation of the industry and a new app for matching buyers and sellers off-exchange. The most commented-on article during the week covered the claims by Ripple that its coin is more decentralized…

The Daily: Crypto Exchange Rents Pricey HK Offices, UAE Realtor Sells Homes for Crypto

The Daily: Crypto Exchange Rents Pricey HK Offices, UAE Realtor Sells Homes for Crypto

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Crypto trading platform Bitmex has reportedly rented some of the world’s most expensive offices, in a Hong Kong skyscraper. Also in Bitcoin in Brief today, UAE-based realtor wants to add cryptocurrencies to the payment options offered to its customers. Other reports in The Daily cover Square Cash app downloads surpassing those of Paypal’s Venmo, and…

Theories Abound After BTC Leaps While Bitmex is Down

Theories Abound After BTC Leaps While Bitmex is Down

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It’s been an interesting 12 hours for BTC, with the cryptocurrency finally breaking through resistance levels. Most of the drama took place within the space of just a few minutes, when BTC gained $400 without blinking. It is no coincidence, however, that the event took place just as the popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitmex went offline.…

Bitcoin Lightning Capacity Rises 68% in 1 Month, Progress in Scaling and Micropayments

Bitcoin Lightning Capacity Rises 68% in 1 Month, Progress in Scaling and Micropayments

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The capacity of the Lightning Network, a micropayment channel that is compatible with Segregated Witness (SegWit) and a layer two scaling solution deployed on top of the Bitcoin protocol, has increased by 68 percent in the past 30 days. Irek Zielinski, a software developer, and Bitcoin researcher, revealed the total sum of micropayment channels on…

BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes: $50,000 Bitcoin Price Target by End-of-Year

BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes: $50,000 Bitcoin Price Target by End-of-Year

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Arthur Hayes, CEO of BitMEX, appeared on CNBC and predicted that the world’s leading cryptocurrency will reach a valuation of $50,000 by end-of-year. From Wall Street to Crypto A Wharton School of Business graduate, Arthur Hayes has built a reputation on his ability to trade traditional financial instruments. Arthur Hayes, CEO of BitMEX Soon after…