Bitcoin 

$250K Bitcoin Price Prediction Is Now ‘Conservative,’ Says Tim Draper

Major Bitcoin (BTC) bull Tim Draper now thinks that his own prediction that BTC price will hit $250,000 by 2022 may be understating the power of Bitcoin. BTC price to grow with adoption In an interview with crypto news network Blocktv on Sept. 13, the famous American venture capital investor has once again expressed his bullish stance to Bitcoin, forecasting the soon-to-come mass global adoption that will push the price of Bitcoin higher and higher. Draper stated in the interview: “$250,000 means that Bitcoin would then have about a 5%…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Is a Hedge Against Gov’t ‘Fiscal Irresponsibility’ — Analyst

Equities portfolio manager turned crypto fund executive Travis Kling has argued that Bitcoin (BTC) has come into its own as a unique hedge within the current macroeconomic climate. In an interview with CNN on Sept. 15, Kling argued that the specific properties of Bitcoin make it an exceptional insurance policy against monetary and fiscal irresponsibility from central banks and governments globally. “Crypto has been created for such a time as this” Kling — a veteran of the multi-billion-dollar hedge fund Point72 —  outlined how his interest in cryptocurrencies had evolved…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Futures Platform ‘SAFU’ After Attack False Alarm

The CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance has dispelled fears a bad actor had attacked its newly-launched Bitcoin futures platform. Technical error crashed Bitcoin price In a series of tweets on Sept. 16, Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, initially warned that the exchange’s futures were under attack from one of its own market makers.  The perpetrator allegedly crashed the BTC/USD order book from $10,324 to $10,024, in what Zhao said was the second such attempt at an attack.  Binance launched its futures platform in invite-only mode following a user testing period…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Hovers Over $10,300 as Top Altcoins See Mixed Movements

Saturday, Sept. 14 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day while Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hovers over the $10,300 mark by press time. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 The price of Bitcoin is currently up by 0.13% on the day, trading at around $10,313 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down by about 0.46%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, Bitcoin trading is opening new avenues for citizens in communist-run Cuba, which has been financially…

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Bitcoin 

After Multiple False Starts, Venezuela May Have Its First Bitcoin ATM

According to data by Coin ATM Radar, Venezuela has finally gotten its very first Bitcoin ATM. Multiple attempts to install Bitcoin ATM Venezuela’s first crypto ATM was installed on Sept. 10, in the city of San Antonio del Táchira, according to data by Coin ATM Radar, a website that facilitates the online search for the nearest Bitcoin ATM.  Latin American firm Panda BTM installed the Bitcoin ATM inside a small convenience store, called Viajes e Inversiones HC. The machine supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and DASH, as…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Markets Red as Bitcoin Price Slips Below $10.3K

Friday, Sept. 13 — crypto markets have continued to report mixed signals, with Bitcoin failing to hold $10,300 support on the day. The majority of the top 20 coins by market cap are seeing red this Friday the 13th, with Tezos’ (XTZ) losses reaching nearly 2.3% at press time. However, Dash (DASH) is seeing a far larger growth on the day, up nearly 7% over the past 24 hours at press time, according to Coin360. Market visualization | Source: Coin360 After surging to as high as $10,423 earlier today, Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price Charts Aligning With Bakkt Launch Points to a Big Move

Bitcoin (BTC) price is stuck within the descending triangle formation for some time now and slowly moving towards the apex of it. Interesting enough, the apex of the triangle is around the actual launch of Bakkt on Sept. 23.  So is BTC price in a bearish pattern or is it just re-accumulation on a higher level? Let’s take a look at the charts. Bitcoin price performance A week ago the price dropped down from the resistance zone around $10,900 towards $10,200, after Bakkt tweeted their opening. However, the price dropped…

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Bitcoin 

New Bitcoin Trading Record as Biggest Bank Embraces Petro

Venezuela’s largest bank, Bank of Venezuela (BDV), has added support for the country’s controversial Petro digital currency.  Bank of Venezuela hints at crypto wallet As cryptocurrency news outlet Decrypt reports on Sept. 13, BDV clients have discovered a new section in their online banking account dedicated to cryptocurrencies.  At present, the publication states, the only crypto wallet only caters to Petro, but as the section appears under development, speculation suggests more tokens may follow. Petro, launched by the Venezuelan government, is notionally pegged to the country’s oil reserves. The subject…

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Bitcoin 

Cubans Are Turning to Bitcoin to Access Global Economy: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) trading is opening new avenues for citizens in Communist-run Cuba, which has been financially isolated for years under a United States trade embargo. A Sept. 12 report from U.S. News claims that with the recent advent of mobile internet in the country, Cubans are increasingly buying cryptocurrencies to make online purchases, as well as to invest and trade. “Opening new doors” in retail Without access to debit or credit cards for international use, cryptocurrency-enabled purchases are a welcome opportunity for locals. In an interview with U.S. News, local…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price Catalyst Will Be S&P 500 New All-Time High, Says Tom Lee

Wall Street strategist and co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors Thomas Lee has argued that a strong macro outlook will provide the tailwinds for the next Bitcoin (BTC) bull run. In an interview for CNBC’s Fast Money on Sept. 13, Lee broke with the narrative that investors buy into Bitcoin to hedge macro risks — viewing the asset as a safe-haven asset or type of digital gold.  Instead, he argued that investors buy into the cryptocurrency when they feel optimistic about the wider economy, geopolitics and industry and traditional markets are…

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