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Bitcoin ransomware Mark Cheng

Eco-activist paid ransomware 1.4 million baht in bitcoins

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Avelife's cofounder of social and environmental projects in Singapore, Mark Cheng, has been abducted by a business partner in Thailand. The extortionist demanded a ransom of 1.4 million Thai baht (about $46 thousand), writes The New Paper. On January 9, Cheng, along with his colleague Lee Wei Kim,...

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“HODLing” trend: 10M BTCs haven’t moved in more than a year

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“HODLing” has become trendy again. The cumulative number of Bitcoins that haven't moved in more than a year has reached the mark of 10M. An organization that creates crypto data supports Digital Assets Data reported that approximately 10.7 million BTCs haven't swapped hands in over 12 months....

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Elon Musk wrote about Bitcoin again without fear of blocking

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The head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, once again shook the crypto community with a tweet about the first cryptocurrency. "Bitcoin is not my safe word", the entrepreneur briefly wrote. Bitcoin is *not* my safe word— Buff Mage (@elonmusk) January 10,...

British rapper Zuby

Rapper Zuby accept BTC payments for his goods and services

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British rapper Zuby published that he can now receive Bitcoin payments for his services and goods. He mentioned that he is not going to convert the cryptocurrency into fiat instantly and will prefer hodling it. Zuby is operating with Coinbase Commerce to make crypto payments available for its...

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Crypto lending startup BlockFi now supports LTC and USDC

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A crypto loaning company BlockFi added Litecoin and USD Coin to its supported assets. It'll allow the users to buy, sell, and get credits backed by the currencies. Zac Prince, the CEO of this startup said, that during this year, their organization aims to add 5-10 new assets, including LTC and...

Mark Karpeles court Mt.Gox

Mt.Gox ex-head asked court to acquit him on charge of fraud

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The former head of the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox, Mark Karpeles, intends to stop the lawsuit initiated by the former user of the platform back in 2014. This was reported by the Cointelegraph with reference to documents sent to the federal court of Chicago. Karpeles’s lawyers asked the...

Australian bushfires

Binance donated $1 million for Australian Bushfires’ victims

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Binance has given $1 million in crypto for helping the sufferers of Australian fires. Binance Charity has started a program to assist the Australian bushfires' aid projects....

Tron's privacy coin

Justin Sun: The privacy coin of TRON is on the way

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The CEO of TRON Justin Sun tweeted that a TRON-based privacy coin will be issued in the nearest future. Privacy coins on #TRON is on the way. What's the best name for it? $TRX #TRX @Poloniex— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) January 6, 2020 Sun proposed users to give name variants to the...

Buterin Changpeng Musk

CEO Binance refused dancing like Musk and gave in to Buterin

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The head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, danced on January 7 at the Tesla factory in Shanghai in honor of the launch of the Model Y SUV assembly. The crypto community could not ignore this. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance cryptocurrency exchange, noted that Musk once again raised the bar for...

Bitwala supports Ether

Berlin-based Bitwala bank now supports Ethereum

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Europe's premier Bitcoin bank Bitwala is extending its service and now will support Ethereum. The Berlin-based bank is considered to be one of the most successful Bitcoin banks, that has everything a trader usually needs. This platform combines crypto and fiat speculation and lets its users make...

Qasem Soleimani

Bitcoin will rise if there is a war between the US and Iran

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Events across the world are affecting the price of BTC. The killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani is one of the events that make the market move. As was expected, the oil jumped in price, and gold did so. But in nowadays world, there is a new safe asset - BTC. It rose in price for 5% in just...

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Bitcoin price unexpectedly touched $8000

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On the night of January 7, quotes of the first cryptocurrency in less than 4 hours rose from a level of about $7,500 to almost $8,000. Big Cheds crypto trader noted the formation of an inverted head and shoulders pattern on the Bitcoin price chart. In his opinion, for further growth, the...

John McAfee Won't Eat His Dick!

John McAfee Won't Eat His Dick!

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One of the most popular cryptocurrency enthusiasts and а influencer John McAfee deviated from his prognosis that BTC will reach $1 million by 2020, explaining that it was just a trick to attract more users into crypto sphere. Recall, two years ago McAfee made a tweet predicting Bitcoin to reach...

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A US citizen is accused of trading drugs for Bitcoin!

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Joanna De Alba who was born in Mexico underwent a trial in Brooklyn court over the charges of drug possession and its unlawful trade. US Department of Justice (DOJ) stated that she distributed drugs such as Heroine using the gloomy parts of the web which kept her buyers and her identity secured....

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Bitcoin users made transactions for $673 billion in 2019

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In 2019, users transferred $673 billion on the Bitcoin network. This is 11% less than it was last year, according to Coinmetrics analytical service. Adjusted value settled on Bitcoin reached $673 billion in 2019, which is down 11% from last year, roughly the same as in 2017 but still nearly 4 times...

CEO of Coinbase

Coinbase CEO: 20s will see an anoncoin mainstream adoption

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Chief Executive Officer of Coinbase Brian Armstrong says he considers that «privacy coins» will become mainstream in the 20s. In his post published on the US-based crypto exchange's blog on January 3, Armstrong mentioned that he thinks, in the 20s, everyone will view the union of privacy points...

Binance is a Major Outlier

Blockchain Capital Research Report: Binance is Major Outlier

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2019’s State of the Crypto Report by Blockchain Capital revealed quite a few interesting facts and figures about IEOs and their performances this year. There’s no denying that 2019 saw the dominance of exchange tokens or tokens issued by cryptocurrency exchanges, targeted towards incentivizing...

Burger King Venezual now accepts crypto payments

Burger King Venezuela now accepts crypto payments

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All-time famous food chain Burger King has implemented not just Bitcoin but other cryptocurrencies to its system as well. So if you live in Venezuela and have Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Binance Coin (BNB), Dash (DASH), or Tether (USDT) then you can have access to some great food from Burger King!...

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