Analysts: Institutional Investor Interest Fueling BTC Rally, Liquidity Crunch Narrative Debunked

Crypto analysts are pushing back against the narrative that the current BTC rally is being fuelled by a liquidity crunch afflicting bitcoin mining pools in China. The liquidity crunch, which is caused by an ongoing regulatory crackdown in that country, has reportedly left miners unable to sell their BTC holdings. Miners Are Selling The analysts are instead backing a counter-narrative which points to institutional investor interest as the reason for the current BTC rally. Using data to support their assertions, the analysts suggest that the current bull run, which has…

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Paypal Bought 70% of All Newly Mined Bitcoin Last Month as Demand Rockets

Paypal bought up to 70% of all the newly mined bitcoin since the payments giant started offering cryptocurrency services four weeks ago. Now that’s according to estimates by hedge fund manager Pantera Capital, as revealed in its latest monthly blockchain letter. Together with Square’s Cash App, the two companies are buying more than 100% of all newly issued virgin bitcoin (BTC), it says. The letter said demand for Paypal’s crypto service, which runs on Paxos fiat-to-crypto exchange, Itbit, had hit the roof. The exchange “was doing a fairly constant amount…

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Market Update: Crypto Asset Prices Spike Massively, Speculators Claim ‘Altcoin Season’ Is Here

A number of crypto-asset markets saw significant gains on Saturday, as a myriad of digital assets spiked between 4-40% in value during the last 24 hours. The entire crypto market capitalization had risen above $540 billion, as top-ten coin values from the likes of bitcoin cash, cardano and XRP jumped massively in value. On Saturday, November 21, 2020, the overall market valuation of all 7,000+ crypto-assets in existence is around $520 to $540 billion. At the time of publication, there’s also around $20 to $32 billion in global trade volume…

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Blackrock CIO: Cryptocurrency Is Here to Stay, Bitcoin Could Replace Gold

Blackrock’s Chief Investment Officer, Rick Rieder, said cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, “is here to stay.” In addition, he said bitcoin is a durable mechanism that could replace gold. Blackrock on Bitcoin and Gold Rick Rieder, Blackrock’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Global Fixed Income, talked about bitcoin replacing gold in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Friday. Blackrock is the world’s largest asset manager, with more than $7.4 trillion in assets under management as of September. Rieder is also Blackrock’s Head of the Global Allocation Investment Team in the Multi-Asset…

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South Africa Unveils New Crypto Rules as Usage Soars Exponentially

The South African financial regulator has published a draft declaration of crypto assets as financial products. The regulator says South Africa has experienced “an exponential increase in the provision and use of crypto assets.” South Africa’s Crypto Regulation South Africa’s Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) announced Friday that it has published “a draft declaration of crypto assets as a financial product under the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act [FAIS].” Comments on the draft declaration can be submitted until Jan. 28, 2021. The regulator wrote: Globally there is rapid growing…

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Texas State Securities Board Flags 15 Investment Entities Including One Unregistered Crypto Trader

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) has announced a series of enforcement actions against 15 online investment entities that illegally market cryptocurrency, binary options, and forex investments in Texas. Fake Social Media Accounts The regulator alleges that operators of the companies are using their social media skills as well as the internet to mask the fraudulent nature of their operations. The emergency enforcement order, therefore, stops the flagged companies from continuing to operate from the state of Texas until they get a license from the regulator. Meanwhile, in his comments…

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TrustSwap Leverages its Escrow and Time-lock Services to Build a Startup Launchpad

In recent months, a new DeFi upstart has been making a name for itself in the cryptocurrency arena. It’s called TrustSwap, and it’s purpose-built to fill a void in the crypto industry that’s integral to the continued mission of bridging the gap between crypto and mainstream finance. TrustSwap accomplishes this by providing a service platform that can handle a variety of useful crypto transaction types in a low-cost, user-friendly way. TrustSwap Escrow and Time-lock Services The platform is the brainchild of its CEO Jeff Kirdeikis, a crypto veteran that has…

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Nvidia Posts Record Q3 Earnings, Sales of GPUs to Crypto Miners Reach $175 Million

Nvidia released its earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2021 this week, showing better-than-expected results, driven by sales of its graphics processing unit (GPU) chips. The firm reported graphics segment revenue of $2.79 billion for the quarter, beating analyst estimates of $2.1 billion. Within the graphics segment also falls the gaming division. Nvidia said that its new line of graphics cards based on a new technology called Ampere drew strong interest from computer and videogame console developers. For example, one of the new models, the Geforce RTX 3080, went…

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Blog Author Tipped $10,000 for Well Phrased Peer-to-Peer Cash Conviction

Following the Bitcoin Cash upgrade, the BCH proponent known as Mobtwo published a post on the read.cash blogging website called “Bitcoin Cash – Simple Fundamentals.” The editorial’s author says he wholeheartedly believes that BCH will one day overtake BTC in the long run. After the read.cash blog post published, Mobtwo’s article was tipped $10,000 worth of BCH from a single donor for his strong convictions. The BCH supporter known as Mobtwo has been well known in the Bitcoin Cash community for quite some time now. On November 18, three days…

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