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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Increase Your Potential Profit With the Margin 2X Feature on Remitano Invest

PRESS RELEASE. With the steady rise of Bitcoin price in recent days, this is arguably one of the best periods for Bitcoin trading and other cryptocurrencies. However, not all willing investors have enough capital to invest in the crypto market and although sometimes it is good to start small, investors who start with small capital tend to make negligible profits. As a result, Remitano, the leading peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange has launched its margin trading product with 2X leverage on its Invest platform. This new feature enables both small and big…

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Russia’s Biggest Bank Sberbank Unveils Crypto Plans to Follow Upcoming Regulation

The largest bank in Russia, the state-owned Sberbank, has reportedly unveiled its crypto plans as the country is set to begin regulating the industry in January. Sberbank’s CEO says the bank may issue its own cryptocurrency in collaboration with JPMorgan. Sberbank’s Crypto Plans and Sbercoin The CEO of Sberbank, Herman Gref, unveiled on Monday his bank’s plans for when the country’s upcoming crypto regulation takes effect. Gref explained that the law “On digital financial assets” will enter into force in Russia on Jan. 1. It provides a legal definition for…

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Former Trump Economic Advisor and Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn Warns Bitcoin May Fail

A former top economic advisor to President Donald Trump and president of Goldman Sachs has shared his view about bitcoin. He claims that the cryptocurrency “lacks some of the basic integrity of a real market,” warning that it “may fail.” Gary Cohn Thinks Bitcoin May Fail Former White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn said in an interview with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang, published Monday, that bitcoin “may fail.” Cohn served as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs for 26 years. He left the firm in 2016 to become…

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You Don’t Have To Worry About Bitcoin’s Reliance On Utilities

Imagine what life would be like if there were no electricity or communications networks available.  How many days of food do you have at your house? How much cash do you have on hand? Can you go out to try to buy up what’s left at the stores that still have their doors open? What else would you be worried about? What would you prioritize? What would you want to make sure you had on hand to survive indefinitely in a world without electricity and communications networks? What would you…

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Gloria Zhao And Brink Are Set To Give Bitcoin Mempools An Upgrade

Brink, the new nonprofit founded by John Newbery and Mike Schmidt to train and support Bitcoin developers, today announced Gloria Zhao as its first fellow. After graduating from Berkeley with a degree in computer science this month, Zhao will familiarize herself with contributing to Bitcoin Core and related open-source projects under mentorship of Newbery. Her year-long fellowship is funded by donations from Square Crypto and the Human Rights Foundation. “I want to be a serious and long-term Bitcoin Core developer, which I don’t imagine is an extremely rare interest or…

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Bitcoin.com Exchange To List HUB Token as the Next Gen Trust-Based Cryptocurrency

PRESS RELEASE. Bitcoin.com Exchange is thrilled to announce the upcoming listing of HUB on the 1st of December 2020 at 14:00 UTC. HUB was created by the Human Trust Protocol Network, under founding member Eric Ly. HUB will be listed with BTC and USDT trading pairs. What is the Human Trust Protocol? Human Trust Protocol solves endemic trust problems, and provides verifiable and portable trust. The vision of the Human Trust Protocol, and that of its HUB token is to encode identity and reputation on the blockchain, to become the…

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Microsoft Report says Nation-State Hacker Group is Leveraging Cryptocurrency Techniques to Stay Under the Radar

A new security report by Microsoft says nation-state hacker group Bismuth is now deploying cryptocurrency-mining malware alongside its regular cyber-espionage toolkits. According to the report, the deployment by Bismuth of Monero coin miners in recent campaigns has provided another way for the attackers to monetize compromised networks. Bismuth is reportedly backed by the Vietnamese government. Before pivoting to cryptocurrency miners, Bismuth had traditionally targeted human and civil rights organizations both inside and outside Vietnam using sophisticated techniques. However, according to a Microsoft security report, since “cryptocurrency miners are typically associated…

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LVL Launches Feeless Bitcoin Exchange

This is a promoted article provided by LVL. Today, Bitcoin financial services provider LVL announced the launch of a feeless bitcoin exchange for users in North America. “LVL wants to be the biggest disruption to the Bitcoin exchange space in years,” per a LVL release on the announcement. “Every Bitcoin exchange uses the same model — transaction fees. Like stocks and banking, we believe the future of Bitcoin is free. If we’re right, it will be the biggest disruption in the exchange space.” Rather than charge trading fees to users,…

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Mastermind of Bitcoin Mining Ponzi Scheme Extradited to the US: $20 Million in Victims’ Funds Laundered

The US government says it has extradited Gutemberg Dos Santos, the co-founder of the Airbit Club Ponzi scheme from Panama and he now awaits his trial in a Manhattan court. Dos Santos is facing charges relating to his role in perpetuating a “cryptocurrency” scam which defrauded victims of “tens of millions of dollars.” Fraudulent Claims According to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Dos Santos and five accomplices are accused of falsely promising victims that they will earn passive income from cryptocurrency mining. However, investigations found that “no bitcoin mining…

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