S2F Price Model Suggests Bitcoin Price Hits $100K – Author Claims Model Is Perfectly on Track

The author of the controversial bitcoin stock-to-flow (S2F) price model said that at current prices the S2F model is “perfectly on track.” S2F shows the price could hit around $30,000 by the year’s end and by August 2021 prices could be $100,000 per bitcoin. The crypto asset bitcoin (BTC) is up over 24% over the last 30 days and up more than 16% during the last 90 days. BTC touched a 2020 high of just above $12,000 per coin before tumbling 10.9% last Sunday. With the price giving traders optimism…

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Bitfinex Offers $400 Million in Rewards to Get Back 120,000 Stolen Bitcoins

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is offering rewards of up to $400 million to the hackers who stole almost 120,000 bitcoins from its platform in 2016 as well as anyone putting it in touch with the hackers. Up to $400 Million Reward for the Recovery of Stolen Bitcoins Bitfinex announced on Tuesday that it is offering up to $400 million in rewards for the recovery of almost 120,000 bitcoins that were stolen from its platform in August 2016. Not only is the exchange offering a reward to any persons connecting it with…

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Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain Split

With a touch more than three months left until the next Bitcoin Cash upgrade, crypto proponents have been witnessing a new quarrel rise after last year’s contentious Infrastructure Funding Proposal (IFP). This time around, the tensions derive from the Difficulty Algorithm Adjustment (DAA) discussion which is a conversation about replacing the network’s current DAA. Every six months the BCH community plans for an upgrade and this coming November, a number of users are concerned about another chain split. There is a lot of infighting within the community at present and…

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Orchid: Bringing Decentralization to VPNs

Whenever we browse the web, read news online, or purchase a new pair of glasses from an e-commerce store, we leave traces. These traces sometimes show us content that actually provides us with value, but more often the information we leave is used in concerning ways with scandals like Cambridge Analytica just forming the tip of the iceberg. Fortunately, tools like VPNs allow everyone to easily gain more privacy and increase the security of their network connection. A VPN (a virtual private network) sends your data through an encrypted tunnel…

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Genesis Reports Q2 Crypto Loans Spiked 118% to $1.4 Billion Amid Rising Yield Farming Interest

Genesis Capital said Tuesday that its total number of loans outstanding more than doubled to $1.4 billion for the second quarter to June, up from $649 million three months earlier. The crypto lender, which targets institutional investors and wealthy individuals, added over $2.2 billion in new originations, an increase of 324% year-on-year. Since the launch of the business in March 2018, Genesis has originated nearly $8.4 billion in loans, the bulk of which are denominated in bitcoin (BTC) and cash. For the review quarter, BTC loans increased, accounting for 51%…

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Ripple Says Over-The-Counter XRP Sales Soared 1,700% to $33 Million in Q2

Ripple has reported that over-the-counter sales of its XRP digital currency soared 1,760% to $32.55 million during the second quarter of this year. That figure compares with sales of $1.75 million posted the previous quarter, according to an earnings release published August 3. Ripple said programmatic sales – third party trading which was stopped late 2019 following a string of declining XRP sales – remain on hold. But XRP volumes took a severe knock. For the April to June quarter, Ripple reported average daily volume plunged 40% to 196.3 million…

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Crypto Derivatives Set New Records, ETH Futures Set All-Time Highs, CME Open Interest Spikes

Digital currency derivatives have been on fire during the last two weeks as ethereum futures volumes touched an all-time high on Sunday. The popular derivatives trading platform Deribit saw 1.9 million ETH contracts traded and CME Group is now the third-largest exchange in terms of bitcoin futures open interest. Data shows that cryptocurrency futures and options are seeing significant demand in 2020. Statistics from Skew.com, CME Group, The Tie, and Deribit indicate a lot of action has been happening in the land of crypto derivatives. Deribit’s recent newsletter shows that…

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Flooding Threatens China’s Bitcoin Miners, Chinese Billionaire Says ‘Three Gorges Dam Collapse Imminent’

This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts are still focused on the severe flooding in China during the 2020 monsoon season. The flooding has already displaced millions of Chinese citizens and skeptics are concerned about the vast number of bitcoin miners located in the Sichuan province. The landlocked province in Southwest China, Sichuan is located upstream of the Three Gorges Dam. During the last two months, the 2020 monsoon season ravaged the region. Reports note that by the end of June, flooding from the rainy season has displaced 744,000 Chinese residents stemming from…

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South African Bitcoin Investment Company Faces Fresh Scam Allegations

FX Choice, a forex and crypto trading company, is making new allegations that South African bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI) is a multi-level marketing scam. The company says it uncovered this after researching into MTI, a firm that claims to have “118,027 members in 192 countries” and ostensibly sees “12,879.70 Bitcoin in trade daily.” The recent findings prompted FX Choice to take action one month before the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued a cease and desist order. TSSB issued its cease and desist order in July. In…

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Bitcoin ATM Locations Reaching 9,000 Worldwide

The number of bitcoin ATM locations has been rising steadily. Almost 9,000 bitcoin ATMs have been installed worldwide. The U.S. leads as the country with the largest number of bitcoin ATMs, followed by Canada and the United Kingdom. Nearly 9,000 Bitcoin ATMs There are currently 8,947 cryptocurrency ATMs and 211,239 non-ATM locations you can buy or sell cryptocurrencies at across 71 countries, according to cryptocurrency ATM tracking website Coinatmradar. In July, the number of crypto ATMs rose from 8,490 to 8,919, the site revealed Monday. While there were 544 new…

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