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Which Countries Have the Biggest Premiums?

Up until early 2018, major cryptocurrency markets the likes of South Korea and Japan demonstrated high premiums for Bitcoin. At the 2017 peak, when the Bitcoin price was trading at around $20,000 in the U.S. spot market, Bitcoin was being traded in South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange market for around 26,000,000 Korean won, equivalent to about $22,000. This difference is now known as the Kimchi premium. Since then, starting with the introduction of various regulatory frameworks by South Korea to reduce regional premiums that included the prohibition of trading cryptocurrencies with…

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Bitcoin Will End the Reign of ‘Dictators and Toll Trolls,’ Says Tim Draper

Billionaire investor Tim Draper has stated that he expects Bitcoin (BTC) — combined with other technologies — to change how governments operate worldwide. In a Medium post published on Oct. 10, Draper calls Bitcoin “the startup currency” and praises its decentralization and borderless nature, saying he believes that BTC will bring the world together: “With Bitcoin, and the decentralization that comes with Bitcoin, geographic borders have become less relevant. No longer are we at the mercy of dictators and toll trolls to grow the world economy. […] In the long-term…

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‘Hurun China Rich List 2019’ Features 12 Crypto Magnates

“Hurun China Rich List 2019” published by Hurun Report, a research, media and investments firm, features 12 local cryptocurrency magnates. The latest list was published on Oct. 10 and includes co-founders of mining giant Bitmain Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu, founder of major crypto exchange Binance Changpeng Zhao and founder of competing OKCoin — Star Xu. Lastly, Leon Li, founder of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, is also on the list. Mining hardware producers and crypto exchanges’ CEOs Bitmain’s Zhan — with his net worth of 30 billion Chinese yuan (over $4.2…

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Crypto and Blockchain News From Brazil: Oct. 6-12 in Review

The story of Brazil’s crypto scams took a new twist over the past week as CEO of an alleged pyramid scheme reportedly fled the country after rejecting court deadlines. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Banco Original sponsors a crypto-related event Brazil’s Banco Original was the principal sponsor of the Expo Boa Chance, a major fintech conference bringing together financial institutions, multilevel marketing and cryptocurrency-related firms, Cointelegraph Brasil reported on Oct. 6. Held at Expo Dom Pedro in…

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 6–12 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with central bank representatives from all around the world meeting in Argentina, Spain developing various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and the Japan-based crypto exchange Bitpoint offering its services in Guatemala. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Spain: The Royal Mint chooses PwC to develop blockchain projects Cointelegraph en Español reported on Oct. 10 that the Spanish National Mint and Doorbell factory, Real Casa de la…

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How REN/BTC Double Bottom Made Me 49% Profit

In this third installment of my Bitcoin Price Diary, I’ll revisit some open positions which are still in play and review a sizable trade on REN. I also have a position in Bitcoin (BTC) that is still largely open.  As I have said a number of times on Twitter, I believe that it has been an altcoin season for months and that altcoins found their local bottoms in August. I have been comfortably trading them since. In early October, Bitcoin dropped and was ranging sideways, giving altcoins even more room…

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Pushing for Crypto Self-Regulation Amid Tightening Government Scrutiny

Self-regulation is once again a trending topic in the cryptocurrency landscape as major exchange platforms have announced the creation of self-regulated organizations (SROs) to achieve some standardization in digital currency governance. Government regulators across various jurisdictions continue to exert greater regulatory pressure on their local cryptocurrency industries. Even inter-governmental agencies like the Financial Action Task Force have in recent times put crypto governance at the forefront of their regulatory ambit. For digital currency stakeholders, many of these regulatory measures can negatively impact innovation in the industry. Some even warn that harsher laws…

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Next Bitcoin Halving May Not Lead to Bull Market, Says Bitmain CEO

Jihan Wu, co-founder and CEO of Chinese mining giant Bitmain, believes the next Bitcoin (BTC) block reward halving may not lead to a bull market, but the coin’s price will grow in the long term. According to Chinese industry news outlet 8BTC’s report published on Oct. 11, Wu made his remarks during the World Digital Mining Summit held in Frankfurt.  Bulls may be late this time Per the report, Wu explained that the crypto market moves in cycles and this time the next bullish phase may not start after the…

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We Are Very Careful About Where We Offer Cryptocurrencies

Kathleen Murphy, personal investing president of American financial services company Fidelity Investments, has said that the firm does not offer cryptocurrencies on retail trading platforms to protect its clients. Murphy voiced this sentiment during an interview with CNBC published on Oct. 11. After the interviewer asked when she expects users to trade cryptocurrency “in a meaningful way” on Fidelity’s platform, Murphy replied: “You know, we’re really careful about that. So while we embrace crypto in terms of trying to understand it and be innovative and thoughtful… We’re also very careful…

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Bitcoin Price Rejected at Key Level Near $9,000

Over the past five days, Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied more than $1,000, from $7,770 to $8,835, giving the crypto space hope of further upside. Bitcoin’s Oct. 11 daily candle, however, faced rejection near a few key levels, showing that crypto’s largest asset is still struggling to hit the $9,000 mark.  Daily crypto market data. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin rejected at key level Since its $1,700 drop on Sept. 24, Bitcoin largely has struggled to maintain its 200-day moving average (MA) as support, suffering clear rejection multiple times. The 200-day MA is…

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