Bitcoin likely carved out a major price bottom in December, according to a non-price metric, which has proved to be a reliable price indicator in the past.  The leading cryptocurrency is currently trading above $7,700, having hit eight-month lows below $6,500 in mid-December. While the bounce is encouraging, the cryptocurrency remains trapped in a six-month-long
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During the first month of the new year, the research firm Tokeninsight published its “Mining Industry Annual Research Report,” which covers the competitive bitcoin mining sector. Tokeninsight’s study highlights the fact that BTC’s hashrate increased by 80% in 2019, even though BTC’s year-over-year average price dipped by 1.9%. Tokeninsight’s report also notes that more than
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking more than $16 million in penalties from ICOBox for selling “ICOS” tokens as unregistered securities. According to a filing in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the SEC seeks a default judgment against Cayman Islands-based ICOBox and founder and CEO Nikolay
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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland has “hired” smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity’s team, folding the company and its expertise into the Big Four accounting firm, the companies announced earlier this week. In what seems like an acquisition in all but name, the seven technical engineers are joining the accounting firm and to bolster PwC Switzerland’s smart contract
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A new report shows that North Korea-linked Lazarus Group has adapted and evolved new techniques since initial attacks, and are using phony trading platforms linking to Telegram channels which distribute malware, as well as making their malware more stealthy by “adding an authentication mechanism in the macOS,” amongst other tactics. Since the group’s infamous previous
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At least two entities invoiced Telegram for commissions from selling the company’s tokens in the summer of 2018, months after the company’s initial coin offering (ICO), newly released documents show.  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which filed the documents Friday in its ongoing court case against Telegram, said the evidence of post-ICO sales
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Bobby Lee, co-founder of BTCC crypto exchange, was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, demonstrating the first physical samples of his non-electronic hardware wallet, Ballet. Physical Card And Accompanying App Ballet is billed as the ‘world’s first multicurrency non-electronic physical wallet’, and offers a 100% offline cold-storage solution. The credit card
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LedgerX announced Friday that co-founder and former chief technology officer Zach Dexter has been named the new CEO of the bitcoin derivatives company. The company suspended CEO Paul Chou and COO/CRO Juthica Chou last month, with no explanation. The two were also co-founders of the company. Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation vice chairman Larry Thompson
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South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has pledged to invest roughly $8 million into the Busan blockchain zone. The region was recently declared “regulation-free” by the national government and modeled after the Switzerland town of Zug. Bithumb’s subsidiary GCX Alliance will discuss the preliminary plans with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) this month. Also read: Mining
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The PlusToken scam of 2019 helped fuel Bitcoin’s parabolic rise to $14,000 in mid-2019, before the scammers began dumping stolen Bitcoin into the market through the crypto exchange Huobi. New data that shows the growth of cryptocurrency wallets across the most popular cryptocurrency exchange from January 2019 on, shows just how large the impact that
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China’s digital currency project continues to move ahead aggressively, with a new paper from the People’s Bank of China suggesting that a core design is complete. Whatever stage of development the currency is actually in, it’s clear that China wants the world to see it as ahead of the curve in the digital currency race. 
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