CEO Sentenced to 18-Month Jail Term for Accepting Bitcoin Bribes to List a Cryptocurrency

A South Korean court has sentenced the former CEO of the defunct crypto exchange Coinnest to 18 months in prison. The court also fined him over $61,000, who also was charged for fraud in 2020. Prosecutors Accused Coinnest Executives of Receiving 110 BTC in Bribes According to Fn News, the Supreme Court of Korea determined that Kim Ik-hwan should spend time in jail, as the authorities previously indicted him in 2018 for accepting bitcoin (BTC) bribes. The investigation unveiled that he and other executives received almost $771,270 worth of BTC…

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Gamers are still Nvidia’s masters, but Ether miners could change that

Gaming hardware giant Nvidia has addressed the ongoing shortage of its new RTX 3000 product line after high demand from gamers, and to a lesser extent, cryptocurrency miners, pushed up prices and cut availability. Nvidia chief financial officer Colette Kress said the company didn’t have good visibility into how much demand came solely from cryptocurrency miners, but she doesn’t believe it’s a big part of the business at this time. That’s despite reports of some Ether (ETH) miners constructing rigs comprised of 78 of Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 3080 graphics cards,…

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A New Hope – Bitcoin Magazine

Listen To This Episode: In this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Fed Watch,” Christian Keroles and Ansel Lindner look back at the events of the last few weeks and put them into a macro perspective. They also give us an optimistic vision of the next year that only the Bitcoin space can offer. This show always delivers macro insights you cannot find anywhere else! The episode began with a quick discussion of censorship and the Bitcoin Twitter exodus. It is very appropriate that, in the era of the modern internet, our…

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Nigerian Youth Propels the Country to the Top of Google Bitcoin Search Rankings

Nigeria, one of the biggest cryptocurrency markets in the world, recently emerged as the country with the highest number of bitcoin searches globally, according to Google Trends data. The data shows that the West African country has a search score of 100, which is more than double that of its nearest rival. Youth-Driven Interest According to one local report, Nigeria’s rise to the top of bitcoin search rankings signals the growing utility of the crypto in that country. The report also explains that country’s youth have been the decisive force…

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EDM star Deadmau5 teams up with Mad Dog Jones on NFT art collection

EDM star Deadmau5 has partnered with digital artist Michah Dowbak — aka Mad Dog Jones — to release two NFT art collections on the Winklevoss-owned Nifty Gateway today.  pic.twitter.com/H2cGuoB1M0 — Goat lord (@deadmau5) January 12, 2021 The artworks have already raised $338,000 with the final auction yet to finish. Block Heater, a single edition NFT, currently has a bid of $20,000 on it with approximately 19 hours remaining. The NFTs are a combination of music from renowned multi-Grammy nominated Deadmau5 and artwork from Dowbak, whose previous NFT collection in collaboration…

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RSK’s token spikes 30% after founder appears on podcast

RIF, the utility token for smart contract network RSK, shot up over 30% in price after an appearance by its founder on the Jan. 13 edition of The Pomp Podcast. The gain equates to a $36 million increase in market cap for RIF, most of which has occurred in the last 12 hours. $RIF up 20% now and it’s just the beginning. Building infrastructure on top of #bitcoin The most secure network in the world. — TradingToolCrypto (@RealTradingTool) January 14, 2021 RIF, short for “RSK Infrastructure Framework,” is the token…

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How Money Printing Really Works – Bitcoin Magazine

A Short Introduction To What Influences Money Supply In The Modern Economy It’s undeniable  —  the world runs on money. This thought is ingrained in all of us and we all understand it deeply. This is evident by the fact that we spend vast amount of hours every day in order to attain more of it. In the Bitcoin space, we constantly see news, memes and critiques about how the central banks have printed absurd amounts of money yet again. The truth of the matter is that the monetary system…

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Bitcoin Is Still Undervalued In 2021 – Bitcoin Magazine

According to Bloomberg, bitcoin’s 9 million percent price rise makes it the best performing asset of the last decade. But what if I told you that even in 2021, Bitcoin is still one of the most undervalued assets there is? If you are one of those people who has thought of putting money into bitcoin, but just could not pull the trigger, then you are not alone.  The crypto community today is flooded with people who, unfortunately, do not understand the fundamentals lying behind these digital assets. And because bitcoin…

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Goldman Sachs Sees Bitcoin Market Becoming More Mature

Goldman Sachs’ global head of commodities research sees the bitcoin market becoming more mature. “The key to creating some type of stability in the market is to see an increase in the participation of institutional investors,” he detailed. Meanwhile, the price of the cryptocurrency soared on Thursday, regaining much of the losses from the beginning of the week. Goldman Sachs Sees Maturing Bitcoin Market Jeff Currie, global head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC this week that the bitcoin market is becoming more mature. Noting that it is…

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0x (ZRX) price rallies 35% ahead of v4 mainnet update

Decentralized exchanges (DEX) are a giant leap in permissionless and transparent trading, and they exist as fantastic alternatives to centralized exchanges.  While DEXs ease the process of listing new ERC-20 tokens and remove the need to pay a central authority high listing fees, they stil have the issue of high gas fees. This is precisely the issue 0x Protocol (ZRX) aims to solve. The 0x Protocol (ZRX) ICO raised $24 million in August 2017 for 50% of its supply, with no pre-sale. As an ERC-20 token, the permissionless Protocol connects…

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