Blockstream Adds Six Members To Liquid Federation – Bitcoin Magazine

Today, Blockstream has announced the addition of six members to Liquid, its federated Bitcoin sidechain. These members include Bitcoin wallet app Coinos, institutional digital asset custody provider Komainu, privacy infrastructure developer Nym Technologies, Liquid swap infrastructure provider SideSwap, Bitcoin-native financial services provider Vulpem Ventures and fintech-focused broker-dealer Watchdog Capital. “With these new additions, there are now a total of 59 members in the Liquid Federation, including cryptocurrency exchanges, trading desks, infrastructure providers, gaming companies and digital securities services,” according to a press release shared with Bitcoin Magazine. As a Bitcoin…

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Drivers Of Institutional BTC Interest – Bitcoin Magazine

In the second half of 2020, institutional investors increasingly started to show an interest in bitcoin. More and more investors have announced that they have allocated part of their cash reserves or a share of their fund toward bitcoin.  The most prominent one certainly has been Michael Saylor with his company MicroStrategy holding 70,470 bitcoin as of now. Another important development has been MassMutual Life Insurance Company converting a share of its fund into bitcoin. Particularly, the latter example has given much more legitimacy to bitcoin as an institutional investment…

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Price analysis 1/11: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, ADA, DOT, LINK, BNB, XLM

Bitcoin’s sharp correction may not have broken its uptrend, but several altcoins have signaled that a short-term top could be in place. After an incredible run-up to nearly $42,000, Bitcoin (BTC) price finally entered a significant correction, and at the time of writing the price is down by about 18%. While the swift drop to $30,402 may not induce sleepless nights from the HODLer crowd, large drops like the one seen over the past 24-hours can easily blow up a leveraged trader’s portfolio. The sharp downside move also threatens to…

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Investment Manager Guggenheim Has Some Advice as BTC Sheds Billions — ‘Bitcoin’s Parabolic Rise Unsustainable’

Guggenheim Investments’ global chief investment officer has some advice on what investors should do as the price of bitcoin plummets. His company, with $230 billion in assets under management, has been trying to buy bitcoin for months. Guggenheim’s Strategist Has Some Bitcoin Advice as Price Falls Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Investments’ global chief investment officer, has shared his recommendation on bitcoin as the price of the cryptocurrency tumbled. Guggenheim Investments is an asset management firm with over $230 billion under management. The price of bitcoin dropped about 25% in the past…

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Ethereum price tumbles to $915, but traders are bullish for 4 key reasons

The past week has been an emotional rollercoaster for Ether (ETH) traders, as there were seven four-hour candles of a 10% or larger price movement.  Furthermore, the most recent 30% drop to $920 triggered $550 million in liquidations on long futures contracts. To complicate things even further, this current price correction is taking place just four weeks ahead of the launch of CME’s ETH futures. ETH/USD 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView It’s possible that even the most bullish Ether traders did not expect an 85% rally to occur in just eight…

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Year 11 Of “The Transformation” – Bitcoin Magazine

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and to reflect on what all of this might mean for 2021. These writers responded with a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking articles. Click here to read all of the stories from our End Of Year 2020 Series. 2020 AD. An off-the-charts year in every meaning of that phrase. An annus horribilis. And yet, the synthetic…

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The CFTC Asks Court to Issue Fines in Excess of $100M Against Mastermind of a Fraudulent Crypto Scheme

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a motion with the New York Southern District Court that seeks heavy penalties against Michael Ackerman, the mastermind of a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme. According to the motion, the U.S. agency wants the court to order Ackerman to pay $27 million in restitution plus a civil penalty of $81 million. Additionally, the CFTC wants a default judgment issued against Ackerman after he failed to turn up for the initial motion hearing. The initial motion filing, which the agency filed together with the U.S.…

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Bitcoin whales are profiting as ‘weak hands’ sell BTC throughout $40K bull run

Bitcoin (BTC) is changing hands fast after its drop to $32,000 and only millionaires are winning, data shows. Statistics governing wallet balances from Glassnode on Jan. 11 reveal that the main investors “buying the dip” are those with a balance in excess of 1,000 BTC ($36 million). “Millionaire” wallets keep growing Compiled by Elias Simos, protocol specialist at blockchain infrastructure provider Bison Trails, the numbers suggest that the wealthy have been profiting from Bitcoin being sold by smaller investors throughout December and January. “Addresses with more than 1k $BTC continue…

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Bitcoin sets landmarks but alts can go independent

On Dec. 8, exactly one month ago, Bitcoin was hovering around the $18,700 range, with many analysts debating as to whether the flagship asset would be able to sustain its bullish momentum and cross its all-time high value close to $20,000. Well, how quickly things have changed since then because within a period of just 30 days, Bitcoin (BTC) has repeatedly scaled up to new ATHs, even surpassing the $41,000 barrier. Over the course of the last seven days, BTC has exhibited a substantial growth of around 41%, with the…

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