Year-End Gold and Bitcoin Price Predictions from Regular Everyday People

Just recently, news.Bitcoin.com talked to a number of individuals and asked them to let us know what they think the price of bitcoin and gold will be by the year’s end. Rather than leveraging the typical predictions from experts, executives, and crypto luminaries, the post delves into the perspective of average people and what they think about the future value of these assets. Back in May 2016, I used a number of social media avenues in order to survey people on what they would do if bitcoin (BTC) touched the…

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Chainlink Price Jumped More Than 45% in 48 Hours and 440% in Twelve Months

Chainlink’s token surged more than 45% from $9.53 to $14.09 between Friday and Sunday data shows. The surge saw chainlink’s (LINK) market capitalization shooting to $5.12 billion which makes it the sixth most capitalized token, just ahead of cardano (ADA). At the time of writing, chainlink is the only top ten token with a double-digit gain of 23% in the last 24 hours. Supporters of the project believe it will reach $20 by the end of August. The token price’s meteoric rise is a big win and an endorsement for…

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Wirex Launching in US After Receiving State Money Transmission License

Wirex has received its first money transmission license in the U.S., where the company is now gearing up to launch its “next-gen cryptocurrency platform linked to a spending card.” US Expansion Wirex announced Friday that it has received its first U.S. money transmission license and is now preparing to launch its services in the country. The license, issued by the state of Georgia’s Department of Banking and Finance on July 30 to Wirex USA, allows the company to conduct a cryptocurrency exchange business in the state. The announcement came after…

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Nasdaq-Listed Company Sued for Backing $2 Billion Loans With 83 Tons of Fake Gold

The Nasdaq-listed company that allegedly used 83 tons of fake gold bars as collateral to secure loans worth about $2 billion from multiple financial institutions in China is now in default and facing several class-action lawsuits. $2 Billion Fake Gold Scheme Unravels The gold industry was recently shaken when it was discovered that a U.S. publicly-traded company was allegedly using 83 tons of fake gold bars to secure loans worth $2 billion in China. Kingold Jewelry Inc. is based in Wuhan, China, but it is listed on Nasdaq in the…

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Germany Begins Closing Down All Bitcoin Unlicensed ATMs

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), the country’s top financial regulator responsible for regulating crypto service providers, has begun actively closing down unauthorized bitcoin ATMs, a BaFin spokesperson has confirmed to news.Bitcoin.com. All Unauthorized Bitcoin ATMs to Shut Down German financial regulator BaFin has begun actively closing down all unlicensed bitcoin ATMs in the country. This followed Germany’s new regulation that went into effect in January, requiring crypto service providers to obtain authorization from BaFin. A spokesperson for BaFin told news.Bitcoin.com: Currently, BaFin is taking action to shut down all…

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Bitfinex Scoffs at Tether Market Manipulation Lawsuit: Bittrex and Poloniex File for Summary Judgment

Bitfinex says the second attempt by plaintiffs to frame the bitcoin manipulation complaint will fail just like the first attempt. The Bitfinex comments follow a notice by Bittrex and Poloniex disputing claims that they knew about the alleged market manipulation by Bitfinex. In June, the plaintiffs namely, Matthew Script, Benjamin Leibowitz, Jason Leibowitz, Aaron Leibowitz and Pinchas Goldshtein filed to add Bittrex and Poloniex to the lawsuit. Plaintiffs argued that Bittrex and Poloniex are complicit in Bitfinex and the Tether issuer’s alleged grand scheme to launder and circulate billions of…

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Brian Tockey: Bitcoin, Regression Theorem, and Defining Money

It’s relatively common to see the regression theorem being mentioned in economic discussion, especially when it comes to whether or not something is money. This is surprising because the regression theorem has absolutely nothing to do with money or the definition of money. Regression theorem only involves prices and is really more a direct restatement of common sense. To understand the regression theorem, we must understand the Austrian description of the establishment of prices – where does price come from? How do we know how much to sell good X…

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