Bitcoin bulls buy BTC’s $35K support retest as altcoins push higher

Calls for Bitcoin (BTC) to rally above $40,000 were dashed as the top cryptocurrency hit a wall of resistance which sparked a sell-off in the early trading hours.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView show the price of BTC fell as low as $34,368 before rebounding to its current price of $37,300. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 It’s possible that the excitement surrounding the announcement of a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill from the incoming Biden administration quickly morphed into a buy the rumor, sell the news event as questions…

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South Korean Gaming Giant Planning to Buy Crypto Exchange Bithumb for $460 Million

Nexon, the South Korean multi-billion-dollar gaming conglomerate, is reportedly planning to buy a 65% stake in troubled crypto exchange Bithumb in a deal worth about 500 billion won ($460 million). ● According to local media reports, Nexon is to buy all the shares owned by Bithumb chairman Lee Jung Hoon, including several others totaling up to 65% of the exchange’s outstanding shares. ● The Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed video gaming giant has since signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the sellers to facilitate the transaction. The MoU was signed at…

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Here’s 5 key Bitcoin factors to watch as new investors buy BTC in 2021

The end of 2020 has been lighting up crypto-centric subreddits and feeds of Bitcoin hodlers as the appetite for the digital bullion reaches an all-time high. The explosion has been accelerated via the adoption of the network by PayPal, along with the long-sought out stamp of approval from respected figures like Michael Saylor, Jack Dorsey, and Paul Tudor Jones. The corresponding price appreciation and mainstream awareness from the likes of Maisie Williams and the most recent institutional buy-in from MassMutual continue to buoy the price and sentiment surrounding Bitcoin (BTC).…

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Ethereum price targets $590 after bulls vigorously buy the ETH dip

Bitcoin’s Dec.8 breakdown to $17,650 weighed heavily on most altcoins and Ether was not spared from the carnage.  Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 As the price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped precariously close to a large CME gap at $17,000, Ether (ETH) price fell below the 20-MA to $529. At this level, Ether became oversold on RSI and the bounce from that region was strong enough to bring the price back to the 20-MA. ETH/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView At the time of writing the 20-MA is functioning as a…

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Microstrategy Plans a $400 Million Capital Raise to Buy More Bitcoin

Microstrategy Inc., said Monday that it is planning to sell $400 million in convertible senior notes to private investors so that it could buy more bitcoin. The Nasdaq-listed business intelligence and mobile software company already holds 40,824 bitcoin (BTC) in reserve, valued at $776 million at current prices of around $19,000 per each bitcoin. On Dec. 4, Microstrategy bought another 2,574 BTC for $50 million, adding to its initial $425 million haul from August and September. The firm holds the largest bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company, according to…

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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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No, You Can’t Buy Shares in Bitcoin

With bitcoin going through an extended bull-run, scammers and con artists have been on hand to exploit a general fear of missing out (FOMO). Many early adopters of bitcoin became multi-millionaires by simply holding the digital asset. New Scam Tactic Consequently, many bitcoin investment scams have sprung up and millions of dollars have been lost to fraudsters. Although some education and awareness campaigns have helped to expose some of the sinister scam tactics, it appears new and more brazen ones are emerging. One such new tactic implies that investors can…

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Bitcoin rally set to continue after BTC whales build buy walls near $17.2K

According to analysis from Edward Morra, a popular Bitcoin trader, Coinbase and Bitfinex exchange now have major buy orders above $17,200. The emergence of major buy walls is important because on Nov. 18, BTC flash crashed to around $17,222. This shows that whales are using large buy orders to defend the $17,200 support area with strength. Bitcoin buy wall on Bitfinex. Source: Edward Morra, TradingLite How strong is the $17K support?  Both whale clusters and exchange order books show that the $17,000 level is turning into a major support area.…

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A new DeFi project could let smart contracts buy physical goods

Boson Protocol, a project that seeks to connect the real world of physical commerce to smart contracts, announced a successful $350,000 investment round on Monday. The project is creating the “building blocks for next-gen dCommerce apps” by providing a way to redeem blockchain tokens for their real-world physical counterpart. The project received an oversubscribed investment round led by Outlier Ventures, joined by Ocean Protocol’s Trent McConaghy and others. The funding will be used primarily for operational costs and building a working pilot, the company said. Justin Banon, the project’s founder,…

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Pewdiepie Joins the Blockchain AR Game Wallem, Players Can Buy Youtube Star’s NFT Skin

The world-famous gamer and Youtuber, Pewdiepie is getting involved with another blockchain project called Wallem, a 3D augmented reality video game that uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for skins and items. The game also rewards players with an Ethereum-based ERC20 token called pteria (PTE). The Youtuber also has a non-fungible token that represents a skin of Pewdiepie that can be purchased on the Rarible marketplace and used in Wallem’s virtual 3D world. The popular Youtuber Pewdiepie is joining a new blockchain technology project called Wallem built on top of the Ethereum…

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