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The Most Viewed Crypto Videos: Ethereum Captured More Views on Youtube in 12 Months Than Bitcoin

The Most Viewed Crypto Videos: Ethereum Captured More Views on Youtube in 12 Months Than Bitcoin

Chinese Lottery Firm Rebrands, Purchases Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufacturer for $100 Million

Following the acquisition of the Chinese mining pool Btc.com, the China-based lottery company 500.com revealed the purchase of a bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Bee Computing. The Shenzhen firm purchased the semiconductor and mining device manufacturer for roughly $100 million in a share exchange agreement. 500.com Changes Name to Bit Mining Limited and Acquires Bee Computing […]

Bitcoin’s Price Consolidates, Elon Musk Tweet Sends Dogecoin Surfing, Filecoin Surges

While bitcoin prices have been consolidating just under the $60k handle, a number of other alternative digital assets have seen steep gains. Two coins, in particular, the decentralized storage network filecoin token and the notorious meme token dogecoin have jumped well over 10% during the last 24 hours. On Thursday, April 1, 2021, otherwise known […]

Norway’s Fourth-Richest Man Invests in a Crypto Mining ASIC Manufacturer

According to regional reports, the Norwegian billionaire and hedge fund manager, Ole Andreas Halvorsen, is investing funds into an energy-reducing cryptocurrency mining chip hardware company. The company Norway’s fourth richest man is investing in claims to build application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining chips that are allegedly 300%-500% more energy efficient than existing hardware. Norwegian Hedge […]

Grayscale Adds 174,000 LTC to Its Litecoin Holdings- Price of the Altcoin Unresponsive

According to reports, Grayscale added 174,000 tokens to its litecoin holdings in the past month. This haul pushed its total holdings of the altcoin to 1.44 million. Following this acquisition, which represents 80% of all litecoin that were mined in the past month, the total value of Grayscale’s holdings of the altcoin is now just […]

Bearish Outlook as Bitcoin’s Seven-Day Average Sinks 25%, ADA Shines During the Storm

Digital currency markets have been bearish in recent days as prices have continued to sink lower. The entire market capitalization of all the crypto assets in existence is down over 8% on Sunday at $1.25 trillion. Bitcoin has plummeted from its all-time high (ATH) of $58,350 last Sunday to today’s low of $43,189 per unit. […]

Litecoin Attempts to Redeem Charlie Lee’s ‘Original Sin’ as LTC Markets Gain Momentum

Gradual warming to cryptocurrencies by financial companies combined with both retail investments and institutional interest has carved the way for litecoin’s renewed momentum in 2021. Litecoin is Riding the Bull Market to its Next Resistance Level Litecoin had a challenging start. In late 2017 its founder, Charlie Lee, allegedly sold his entire bag of LTC […]

Litecoin Attempts to Redeem Charlie Lee’s ‘Original Sin’ as LTC Markets Gain Momentum

Gradual warming to cryptocurrencies by financial companies combined with both retail investments and institutional interest has carved the way for litecoin’s renewed momentum in 2021. Litecoin is Riding the Bull Market to its Next Resistance Level Litecoin had a challenging start. In late 2017 its founder, Charlie Lee, allegedly sold his entire bag of LTC […]

Rock Legend Gene Simmons Talks Bitcoin: Musician Believes China Is Behind the Ripple Lawsuit, Dollars Are Based on Nothing

The American musician, co-lead singer, and bassist for the rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons, has been very talkative about cryptocurrencies during the last two weeks. Just recently, Simmons sat down with Bitcoin.com’s podcast host, Dustin Plantholt and the two discussed a variety of subjects like the Ripple lawsuit, and why the rockstar thinks cryptocurrencies are […]

Rock Legend Gene Simmons Talks Bitcoin: Musician Believes China Is Behind the Ripple Lawsuit, Dollars Are Based on Nothing

The American musician, co-lead singer, and bassist for the rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons, has been very talkative about cryptocurrencies during the last two weeks. Just recently, Simmons sat down with Bitcoin.com’s podcast host, Dustin Plantholt and the two discussed a variety of subjects like the Ripple lawsuit, and why the rockstar thinks cryptocurrencies are […]

Rockstar and Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons Tells Fans He Bought Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

In September of 2020, the frontman for the rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons, tweeted a cryptic message about bitcoin with one of the cofounders of the Gemini crypto exchange. Then on Sunday, the Kiss singer tweeted to his 900k Twitter followers that he bought “bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, and others.†The bassist and co-lead singer of […]

Pirate’s Treasure: How the World’s Leading Torrent Site Pirate Bay Amassed $4.5 Million in Bitcoin

The Pirate Bay has been the world’s most popular torrent web portal for the last eighteen years. Despite a few hiccups during that time, the site remains accessible via mirrors and proxy websites. In addition to remaining online, Pirate Bay has been accepting bitcoin for donations since 2013 acquiring more than $4.5 million worth since […]

A Look at Facebook’s Diem Wallet- Token Sale Accepts 3 Cryptos, Strict KYC, Hefty Data Collection

During the last two years, there’s been a lot of interest in Facebook’s cryptocurrency diem (formally libra) and rumors of a nearing launch date went viral last November. Now the social media giant is advertising the crypto asset’s pre-sale heavily on the platform, as people can now purchase diem with U.S. dollars and three different […]

While Bitcoin’s Price Dips in Value, Crypto Assets Like Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash Shine

The price of bitcoin has dropped on Sunday losing more than 6% during the last 24 hours, but a myriad of other coins have seen significant gains in contrast. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, ethereum, and monero have all jumped in value while bitcoin has seen a decent drop. Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to a low of […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Briefly Drops Close to $28K as Ether Futures Heat Up

Over-leveraged bitcoin investors in the derivatives market led to Monday’s sell-off while ether spot and futures markets are starting to get a lot more attention. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $31,444 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 5.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $28,154-$33,562 (CoinDesk 20) BTC slightly below its 10-hour […]

Crypto Economy Spikes More Than 11%, Entire Market Cap Captures Over $800 Billion

Digital currency markets have seen decent gains this weekend as bitcoin touched another all-time high (ATH) on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, a number of other crypto assets have seen significant price rises as well, as the entire market capitalization of all 7,500+ digital currencies in existence is hovering above the $800 billion mark. The $800 Billion […]

Crypto Economy Spikes More Than 11%, Entire Market Cap Captures Over $800 Billion

Digital currency markets have seen decent gains this weekend as bitcoin touched another all-time high (ATH) on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, a number of other crypto assets have seen significant price rises as well, as the entire market capitalization of all 7,500+ digital currencies in existence is hovering above the $800 billion mark. The $800 Billion […]

Crypto Markets Rebound, BTC Taps Another All-Time High, Bitstamp Drops XRP for US Customers

The price of bitcoin and a myriad of digital currencies have seen some significant gains on Christmas day. Bitcoin touched another all-time price high at $24,662 per coin, while many other crypto assets rebounded from the previous day’s slump. On December 25, 2020, bitcoin (BTC) touched an all-time high (ATH) at $24,662 per coin after […]

8 Beginner Bitcoin Questions Answered

I asked some friends who were Bitcoin noobies what they wanted to know about Bitcoin, and was ready with some answers. Here’s what we came up with. Common Questions about Bitcoin, Answered How does mining work? Mining is a key component of the Bitcoin system. It helps secure the network, is integral to the issuance […]

8 Beginner Bitcoin Questions Answered

I asked some friends who were Bitcoin noobies what they wanted to know about Bitcoin, and was ready with some answers. Here’s what we came up with. Common Questions about Bitcoin, Answered How does mining work? Mining is a key component of the Bitcoin system. It helps secure the network, is integral to the issuance […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dumps to $21.9K; ETH 2.0 Affected Ether Locked in DeFi

After the past week’s record bitcoin volume for 2020, the price dipped on lower volume. Meanwhile, November’s dip in ether assets locked in DeFi can at least partially be attributed to the Ethereum network’s ambitious 2.0 upgrade. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $22,843 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 5.3% over the previous 24 […]

Weekend Market Action Sees Bitcoin Touch $24K, $1 Billion in Short Positions Liquidated

Bitcoin and the crypto economy continue to see strong gains, as the price of the leading crypto-asset touched an all-time high on Saturday, December 19, 2020. That morning around 11:45 a.m. EST, bitcoin touched a price high at $24,217, but got pushed below the $24k handle shortly after. The entire cryptocurrency economy is up over […]

Weekend Market Action Sees Bitcoin Touch $24K, $1 Billion in Short Positions Liquidated

Bitcoin and the crypto economy continue to see strong gains, as the price of the leading crypto-asset touched an all-time high on Saturday, December 19, 2020. That morning around 11:45 a.m. EST, bitcoin touched a price high at $24,217, but got pushed below the $24k handle shortly after. The entire cryptocurrency economy is up over […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pushes Past $23.7K While Crypto Locked in DeFi at All-Time High

Bitcoin hits a new high at $23,770 on higher-than normal volume; DeFi’s total value locked has also hit a record on the strength of ether. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $22,818 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $20,756-$23,770 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below its 10-hour moving […]

Bitcoin’s Value Surpasses $23,700, Critics Claim Its a ‘Bubble,’ Onchain Analyst Says $100K Prices ‘Ridiculously Low’

The crypto economy has gained a massive amount of value during the last few days, as the aggregate market cap of all 7,500+ digital assets is a whopping $640 billion on Thursday. Meanwhile, the largest blockchain in terms of valuation, bitcoin has touched an all-time high of $23,777 rising more than 22% in 24 hours. […]

Above $100: Litecoin Hits Highest Price Since Summer 2019

Litecoin’s price reached three figures for the first time in 16 months earlier on Thursday. The seventh-largest cryptocurrency by market value soared to $103.19, its highest since Aug. 5, 2019, according to CoinDesk 20 data. Back then, litecoin had undergone its second mining reward halving, a programmed in supply cut repeated every four years to […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Solidly Trades Above $20K; Ether Jumps on Positive BTC, CME’s New ETH Product

Bitcoin has continued trading higher Wednesday after breaking above the $20,000 level during early U.S. trading hours. Meanwhile, with a short supply of bitcoin and a surging demand, traders and analysts are optimistic the oldest cryptocurrency can keep its bull run going for a longer time. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $20,808.28 as of 21:00 UTC […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Holding at $18K; Active Ethereum Addresses up 140% in 2020

Bitcoin is struggling to make gains as an expected low-volume weekend could push price further down. Meanwhile, the increasing number of active Ethereum addresses this year is a testament to the network’s growth. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,019 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 2% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Briefly Slips Below $19,000; ETH Locked in DeFi Crosses Over 7M

“Weak longs†might be causing the price to slip in the bitcoin market but ether locked in DeFi is back on the upswing. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $19,067 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.68% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,923-$19,433 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below its 10-day and 50-day moving […]

Cryptocurrency Indexes Are Set to Launch in 2021 by S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices has made it official: they will launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021, becoming the latest major finance company to make its inception into the digital asset industry. More than 550 of the top traded coins to be included in the indexes As Reuters reported initially on December 3, 2020, such indexes will […]

Cryptocurrency Indexes Are Set to Launch in 2021 by S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices has made it official: they will launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021, becoming the latest major finance company to make its inception into the digital asset industry. More than 550 of the top traded coins to be included in the indexes As Reuters reported initially on December 3, 2020, such indexes will […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin All-Time High Tops Out at $19,850 as Ether Options Market Goes Mega-Bullish

Bitcoin’s price hit an all-time record high Monday as positive market factors converged. Meanwhile, ether options traders are paying heavy premiums on the asset’s potential to hit new records as well. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $19,436 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 6.6% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,093-$19,850 BTC […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Loses Momentum at $19.4K; Ethereum Fees Increasing

The number of billion-dollar spot volume days in the bitcoin market is increasing, pushing prices higher. Ethereum’s transaction fees are also increasing as general cryptocurrency interest fuels demand. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,883 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.75% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,640-$19,474 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below […]

Binance to List Options Contracts for Litecoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is to offer options contracts for the world’s seventh largest cryptocurrency, litecoin. According to a blog post on Tuesday, the litecoin contracts will go live on Wednesday at 07:00 UTC. A Binance representative told CoinDesk via email that the latest listing comes in response to “user demand,” adding that options are an […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hangs Around $18K While Ether Locked in DeFi Declines

Bitcoin steadied around $18,000 after record volumes on Wednesday while Ethereum 2.0 may be causing some investors to move ether out of decentralized finance (DeFi). Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,026 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 2.1% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $17,364-$18,170 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving […]

Bitcoin Touches $17K Price Zone, BTC Dominance Levels High, Altcoins Still Way Behind

On November 17, the price of bitcoin touched another 2020 all-time high (ATH) when the crypto asset surpassed the $17k price zone on Tuesday. Bitcoin dominance has risen higher during the last few months and currently hovers at 65% this week. Despite the massive rise in bitcoin value during the last few months, altcoins are […]

Litecoin Flips Bitcoin Cash in Crypto Rankings With Rally to 9-Month Highs

Litecoin jumped to nine-month highs early on Tuesday, replacing bitcoin cash as the seventh-largest cryptocurrency by market value. The cryptocurrency rose to $75.77 during the Asian trading hours, a level last seen on Feb.24, according to the CoinDesk 20. Trading down slightly at $74 at press time, litecoin is still up 9% on a 24-hour […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Ascends to $16.8K; Uniswap and Tether 35% of Ethereum Transactions

Bitcoin is knocking at the gates of $17,000 while Ethereum’s transaction growth in 2020 is a positive indicator of future financial use cases. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $16,829 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 6.1% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $15,792-$16,851 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Fails to Reach $16.5K; Wrapped BTC Hits $2 Billion

Analysts are bullish on bitcoin’s price but the options market is decidedly bearish on the remaining weeks of 2020. Ethereum’s wrapped bitcoin token crosses $2 billion locked. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $16,240 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 0.30% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $15,971-$16,487 BTC above its 10-day and […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Fails to Break $15.9K; Over 50K ETH Staked on Eth 2.0 Contract

Bitcoin gained Wednesday while Ethereum 2.0 staking has been ramping up. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $15,694 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 2.6% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $15,293-$15,973 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on Bitstamp since Nov. 9.Source: […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Flat at $15.3K; Crypto Locked in DeFi at All-Time High

Bitcoin is sideways Tuesday, with little price action. However, traders seem to be jumping into decentralized finance to maximize their crypto yield. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $15,345 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.30% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $15,092-$15,471. BTC close to its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Drops as Low as $14.8K; ETH Options Open Interest at Record High

Bitcoin is gyrating amid rallying global stock markets while ether options traders ramp up open interest as the Ethereum network heads for an ambitious upgrade. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $15,384 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 0.05% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $14,845-$15,842 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Surpasses $15.3K; Ether Up 210% in 2020

Bitcoin is hitting fresh highs during a surge past $15,000 while investors may be overlooking the upside of ether in 2020. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $15,087 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 7.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $14,005-$15,306 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal […]