The Bitcoin Magazine FOMOmeter – Bitcoin Magazine

As bitcoin the asset eclipses all-time price and market cap highs, and Bitcoin the decentralized network continues to prove its value proposition as an alternative to fundamental issues within the legacy system, waves of investors are feeling the FOMO (or, “fear of missing out”).  Metrics like the price of BTC, unique addresses used or confirmed transactions per day can offer glimpses into the growth of Bitcoin FOMO on a network scale. But they don’t highlight the whales, institutional leaders and influential figures who are publicly signaling support for Bitcoin and…

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Peter Schiff Lays Into Grayscale and CNBC, Claims Conspiracy to Pump BTC Value

Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff is now training his guns on Grayscale Trust’s GBTC after the validation of his regular anti-bitcoin rhetoric was cut short by a resurgent crypto market. After rapidly falling to around $16,500 on November 26, BTC quickly recovered before it went on to set a new all-time high of $19,864 on November 30, 2020. Schiff Alleges a Conspiracy Realising that his long-standing rhetoric against BTC is not bearing fruit, Schiff now accuses Grayscale of fueling the bitcoin bubble through its paid for commercials on CNBC.…

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Ethereum 2.0 still has a long road ahead, MEW founder says

Ethereum 2.0 launched its Beacon Chain on Tuesday, marking the project’s transition to a proof-of-stake, or PoS, mining algorithm. With Phase 0 now in the rearview mirror, the founder and CEO of MyEtherWallet, Kosala Hemachandra, recently explained the next hurdle for Eth2.  “I think the question should be, what is not the next hurdle for ETH 2.0,” Hemachandra told Cointelegraph, adding: “Basically, after the beacon chain launch, Ethereum will focus on phase 1 specs. It will go through a lot of iterations similar to phase 0 and tons of bug…

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Price analysis 12/2: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, LINK, DOT, ADA, BNB, XLM

Bitcoin reclaimed the $19,000 level, but charts suggest BTC and altcoins may consolidate for a few days before starting the next trending move. Bitcoin price hit a new all-time high above $19,892 on Dec. 1. This is a significant event because it proves that the rally in 2017 was ahead of fundamentals but not a bubble. Generally, when a bubble bursts, it takes several years for the price to cross the high made during the bubble.  For example, the Japanese stock market bubble came after a high was made way…

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Report: 33% of US Based ICO Investors Say Founders Intentionally Deceived Them or Withheld Key Information

A survey conducted by Xangle Research finds that a third (33%) of respondents say founders of an initial coin offering (ICO) in which they invested either intentionally deceived them or withheld key information. A further 17% of the responding ICO investors say they did not know if they had been deceived. However, about half (50%) of the 600 U.S. investors that took part in the survey replied no when asked the same questions. Divergent Views The survey, which sought to gauge investor sentiment in the aftermath of the 2017 ICO…

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Ethereum’s market cap surpasses GM, CME, and tech stocks — What’s next?

2020 has been an impressive year for the Ethereum network and Ether (ETH) price. In November the Eth2 deposit contract quietly launched and before the end of the month the contract had reached capacity with 524,288 Ether locked.  When Black Thursday occured on March 12, nearly every cryptocurrency had its price crushed and Ether was not spared from the carnage. After trading for as little as $86 on March 12, Ether price recovered to post a year-to-date gain of 322% and the altcoin set a 2020 high at $635.70 on…

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NYDIG raises $150 million for two Bitcoin investment funds

New York Digital Investment Group has raised $150 million through two separate cryptocurrency investment funds, according to documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 24 and Dec. 1. The NYDIG Digital Assets Fund I raised $50 million, with the NYDIG Digital Assets Fund II raising a further $100 million. Reports suggest that the money raised by Fund I, which invests purely in Bitcoin (BTC), came from just two unnamed investors. Meanwhile, the larger Fund II is reputed to have received its entire $100 million investment…

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LVL Launches Feeless Bitcoin Exchange – Bitcoin Magazine

This is a promoted article provided by LVL. Today, Bitcoin financial services provider LVL announced the launch of a feeless bitcoin exchange for users in North America. “LVL wants to be the biggest disruption to the Bitcoin exchange space in years,” per a LVL release on the announcement. “Every Bitcoin exchange uses the same model — transaction fees. Like stocks and banking, we believe the future of Bitcoin is free. If we’re right, it will be the biggest disruption in the exchange space.” Rather than charge trading fees to users,…

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Coinbase Says It Brokered Microstrategy’s Influential $425 Million Bitcoin Buy

U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase said Tuesday that it brokered Microstrategy’s $425 million bitcoin purchase earlier this year. Until now, it has not been clear who facilitated the deal. Microstrategy’s first bitcoin (BTC) haul of $250 million bought in August was executed over five days, Coinbase revealed in a case study of the transactions. The deals – done via the exchange’s brokerage unit called Coinbase Prime – leveraged human effort and trading algorithms that sliced Microstrategy’s order into 200,000 fills. Each fill averaged under 0.3 BTC in size, it said. Cutting…

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New withdrawal contracts will enable Rocket Pool Eth2 staking service to launch

Withdrawal contracts for Ether staked on Ethereum 2.0 could become available as early as Q1 2021 allowing decentralized Eth2 staking service Rocket Pool to launch. While Phase 0 of Eth2’s roll-out was launched with its Beacon Chain on Dec. 1, the 900,000 Ether deposited by stakers will not be available for withdrawal until Phase 1.5 — which is expected to arrive around early 2022. Last week, Ethereum developer Danny Ryan introduced a new proposal that would allow for “Simple (but expressive) withdrawal contracts to be written today”. Should the proposal…

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