Kevin Hart Learns Bitcoin Is a Legit Investment, Not ‘Voodoo Money’ in an All-Star Telethon

Popular actor Kevin Hart gave bitcoin a boost this weekend during an all-star telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Hart told viewers that cryptocurrency is a legitimate investment right after he called it “voodoo money.” Kevin Hart Shouts Out About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency American comedian, Hollywood actor, and producer Kevin Hart shouted out this weekend that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are legitimate investments during an online fundraiser he hosted for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and his Help From the Hart charity. The inaugural MDA…

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$250 Trillion in Assets Looking for Ideal Store of Value: A Bull Case for Bitcoin

The CEO of Nasdaq-listed billion-dollar company Microstrategy has made a strong bull case for bitcoin. He says there is a $250 trillion ocean of assets looking for the ideal store a value right now and bitcoin is a better store of value than gold or tech stocks, so “a lot of that monetary energy is going to flow from the asset ocean into the crypto pond.” Comparing Bitcoin to Investing Early in Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon In a webcast with Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough, aired last week, Microstrategy CEO Michael…

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Defi Protocol Harvest Finance Hacked for $24 Million, Attacker Returns $2.5 Million

Decentralized finance (defi protocol) Harvest Finance was hacked on Monday for $24 million. The attacker targeted the protocol’s liquidity pools, performing an arbitrage attack using a large flash loan – a type of uncollatarized loan – but later returned $2.5 million. In seven minutes, the hack was complete. Harvest Finance revealed that the hacker “manipulated prices on one money lego (curve y pool) to drain another money lego [farm USDT (fUSDT), farm USDC (fUSDC)], many times. The attacker then converted the funds to renBTC and exited to bitcoin.” RenBTC is…

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Bitcoin Transaction Fees Spike 350% in a Month, as ETH Fees Decline

Bitcoin transaction fees are on the rise again. Fees shot up more than 350% during the last thirty days to Oct. 22. The most significant increase occurred in the last week, as the price of bitcoin soared on growing institutional interest. According to data by Bitinfocharts, it cost an average of $5.75 to send a transaction over the Bitcoin blockchain on Saturday, up from around $1.8 five days earlier. Fees peaked at $6.36 on Oct. 22, as the bitcoin (BTC) price scaled past $13,000, a 2020 high. Just over thirty…

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40 Million Troy Ounces: Russia’s Gold Find Reaffirms Bitcoin as the More Scarce Asset

News of the discovery of approximately 40 million troy ounces of gold in Russia’s Siberian region is likely to boost the profitability of the country’s biggest gold producer, while adding to the supply of the “scarce” resource. Reports say the Polyus owned the Sukhoi Log contains 540 million tonnes of ore, which translates to an average of 2.3 grams per ton. The reserves, which will account for a quarter of Russia’s gold stocks, are likely to generate $76 billion in revenues for Polyus when using current prices. How Bitcoin Compares…

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Can Github Remove the Bitcoin Codebase? Recent Repository Takedown Has Proponents Worried

On October 23, the Microsoft-owned Github leveraged an ostensible DMCA takedown in order to remove 18 projects from the code-hosting portal. According to sources, the takedown stemmed from a request filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Github’s recent move has made the crypto community quite leery of the platform and some proponents are scared that cryptocurrency codebases like Bitcoin’s can be taken down by government forces. This week the RIAA got the Microsoft-owned Github to remove a number of projects from the code-hosting portal. The code repositories…

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Hash Watch: 73% of Bitcoin Cash Blocks Mined With BCHN, Poloniex Launches Fork Futures

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) upgrade is 21 days away and there’s a possibility the blockchain may bifurcate on November 15. On Sunday, October 25, statistics show that 731 out of the last 1,000 blocks have been mined using the BCHN full node software. Bitcoin Cash proponents are patiently waiting for the next BCH upgrade that’s roughly three weeks away. News.Bitcoin.com reported on September 1, that due to the contentious Infrastructure Funding Proposal added to Bitcoin ABC’s codebase, the network may split. 23 days later our newsdesk explained around 61% of…

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How Hackers Exploited Twitter’s VPN Problems, Obtained God Mode and Took Over Accounts

An investigation by the New York State Department of Financial Services has revealed how the great Twitter hack in July happened. A total of 130 high-profile, celebrity accounts were compromised and many were used to tweet about a bitcoin giveaway scam. How Twitter Was Hacked The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released its Twitter investigation report last week. It explains how the massive Twitter hack on July 15 happened, resulting in many high-profile accounts being accessed and used to tweet about a bitcoin giveaway scam. A NYSE-listed…

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Kanye West: Bitcoiners Know the True Liberation of America and Humanity

U.S. presidential candidate Kanye West professed his respect for bitcoiners during a podcast interview with Joe Rogan. He says bitcoiners “really have a perspective on what the true liberation of America and humanity will be.” Kanye West and Bitcoin Kanye West is one of the world’s best-selling musicians, having sold over 140 million records worldwide. He announced in July that he is running for President of the United States this year. In a podcast interview with Joe Rogan, published on Saturday, West confirmed that he is still in the running.…

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JP Morgan Sees Millennials’ Bitcoin Preference Over Gold as Foundation for Its Long Term Success

JP Morgan says bitcoin’s 2020 surge is set to continue as the digital cryptocurrency competes better against gold as an alternative currency. In a note, the financial institution says that with millennials set to become a more important market participant in the coming years, their preference for bitcoin to gold sets up the crypto for future success. The financial institution’s assessment comes as the digital currency continues to see increasing adoption by institutional investors and an embrace by corporations like payments giant Paypal. According to a report, JP Morgan estimates…

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