Bitcoin Retraces 45% of Recent Price Gains as Bulls Lose Momentum

View Bitcoin continues to lose altitude and risks falling to crucial support near $7,555. A UTC close below that level would invalidate an inverse head-and-shoulders breakout confirmed on Jan. 6. However, the pullback was based on low volumes and could be reversed. A move above $8,000 would imply an end of the price pullback and […]

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Bitcoin Climbs as Tether Gets $500M Injection in 5 Minutes

Bitcoin’s price jumped $200 in an hour and a half on Monday, rising to a 30-day high of $7,800. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization climbed after the stablecoin tether (USDT) saw a major boost in market value. The 5 percent rise in bitcoin’s (BTC) price was preceded by a $500 million increase in […]

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American Cancer Society Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations Through BitPay

The American Cancer Society (ACS), a non-profit organization committed to funding cancer research, is now accepting bitcoin donations through BitPay. “Cancer affects people from all walks of life, so it’s not surprising that we draw support from a broad cross-section of donors,” ACS exec Brant Woodward told CoinDesk. “Our mission is urgent and in order […]

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Ethereum’s 96% Google Search Interest Plunge Has This Crucial Silver Lining

Ethereum’s search decline is slightly worse than Bitcoin’s. Roughly 96% of search interest originating from the United States has disappeared. A glance at ETH’s developer count reveals a silver lining for Ethereum. Nearly two years on from Ethereum’s all-time high, Google search interest for the No.1 altcoin has plunged 96%. Ethereum Popularity Nosedives Along with […]

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Cardano Creator Sets $100K Price Target for Bitcoin

Charles Hoskinson remains ultra bullish on bitcoin. FUD takes over the cryptocurrency markets. Now might be a good time for long term BTC acquirers. Despite a recent bout of fear, uncertainty, and doubt within the cryptocurrency community, Charles Hoskinson – the creator of Cardano – has set a bullish $100,000 price target for BTC. Bitcoin […]

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Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls

On Monday, CoinDesk reported the shopping app Lolli was offering bitcoin rewards to U.S.-based Alibaba shoppers for Singles Day. Alibaba Group representatives have since denied the “partnership” touted by Lolli CEO Alex Adelman. The fissure revealed a common misconception in the blockchain industry. “One of Alibaba.com’s contractors hired a subcontractor who brokered an affiliate marketing […]

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Why Bitcoin’s Next ‘Halving’ May Not Pump the Price Like Last Time

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. To find out more about crypto valuation metrics, […]

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How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments. Last week Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager revealed an experimental, new proof of concept: Whatsat, a version of lightning that can be used to send private messages. Like bitcoin, it’s censorship-resistant. But, unlike encrypted apps that morph messages into unreadable, garbled […]

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