ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation — Says BTC Conducts ‘Funny Business’

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has called for the global regulation of bitcoin. She said that bitcoin is a highly speculative asset and has “conducted some funny business.” Emphasizing the need for countries to work together to regulate bitcoin, she suggested that the crypto regulation could be “initiated by the G7, moved into the G20 and then enlarged.” ECB Chief Calls for Bitcoin Regulation Globally ECB President Christine Lagarde said in an interview at the Reuters Next conference Wednesday that bitcoin is “a speculative asset…

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Top 100 Bitcoin addresses accumulated $11B more BTC in the past 30 days

The top 100 richest Bitcoin addresses are increasingly bullish, accumulating 16% more Bitcoin over the last 30 days.  In total these addresses added 334,000 more Bitcoin to their bags, or around $11 billion worth. The majority barely reacted to Bitcoin’s recent price drop from $41,000 to below $33,000. Only seven addresses conducted a transfer out of the wallet since the most recent all-time-high on January 10. Of the addresses that have transacted in the last 30 days, only eight of them have more than ten transactions to their name since…

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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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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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‘Wen $DIGG?’ Badger DAO preps for hotly anticipated synthetic BTC launch

The launch of Badger DAO’s DIGG, a synthetic rebasing asset meant to track the price of Bitcoin, is one of the most eagerly anticipated product releases in recent DeFi memory — but the person most excited to see DIGG hit the market might not be a trader, but instead Badger DAO founder Chris Spadafora himself.  According to community-minded Spadafora — who would be quick to note that he doesn’t care for the “founder” label despite its technical truth — anticipation for the launch has led to more than one ‘badgering’…

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Sleeping Bitcoins Worth $40 Million Move- Mystery Miner Spends Another 1,000 BTC From 2010 Block Rewards

On January 10, another strange string of 20 bitcoin block rewards from 2010 was spent after sitting idle for over ten years. The spending of 1,000 decade-old bitcoins worth over $39 million today, follows the recent string of 1,000 units transferred on the 12th anniversary of Bitcoin’s genesis block launch. Seven days ago an old-school miner spent 20 block rewards from 2010 that held approximately 1,000 decade-old bitcoins. The interesting spending took place on January 3, 2021, on the 12th anniversary of the Bitcoin network’s start. Following that string of…

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