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Bitcoin mining at home yields 'pristine BTC with more privacy'

Bitcoin mining at home yields ‘pristine BTC with more privacy’

Remember the days when anyone with a computer could mine Bitcoin? Yes, a long time ago, before the days of ASIC, a few lucky ones did mine Bitcoins with their computers. As Bitcoin’s mining difficulty surged, thanks to professional mining groups with specialized computer chips and high processing power, the mining industry carved a niche …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slides, Stocks Tread Water on Trump China Comments

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slides, Stocks Tread Water on Trump China Comments

Bitcoin declined for the first time in three days as traders in digital-asset markets and more traditional stocks considered the implications of U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest broadsides against China on the coronavirus and Hong Kong.  Bitcoin (BTC) was changing hands around $9,400 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping less than a percent …

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Bitcoin Price Tests $9.4K as Demand for Put Options Drops

Bitcoin Price Tests $9.4K as Demand for Put Options Drops

Bitcoin’s price is gathering upward momentum as traders buy fewer put options, which are bearish bets on the top cryptocurrency.  At press time, bitcoin was changing hands near $9,400, representing a 2% gain on the day, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. On a week-to-date basis, the cryptocurrency is now reporting over 8% gains. Bitcoin’s …

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A new actively managed bitcoin hedge fund gets launched in Hong Kong

A new actively managed bitcoin hedge fund gets launched in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based crypto asset manager MaiCapital has launched a new actively managed bitcoin hedge fund for professional investors. The “Bitcoin+ Investment Fund” is a quant fund, and aims to track and potentially outperform bitcoin’s performance in various market conditions by applying quantitative algorithms. The fund would invest in a range of bitcoin-related avenues, including bitcoin, …

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Bitcoin replacing Ethereum's smart-contracts with Simplicity is far-fetched

Bitcoin replacing Ethereum’s smart-contracts with Simplicity is far-fetched

No matter how many cryptocurrencies make a splash in the industry, it is difficult to foresee any of them breaking the stranglehold Bitcoin and Ethereum has on the larger crypto-market. The market’s top two digital assets continued to amass the most interest from the industry and both communities, with each of them identifying the other …

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Blockchain to launch interest-bearing accounts with initial support for bitcoin

Blockchain to launch interest-bearing accounts with initial support for bitcoin

Crypto wallet and services provider Blockchain.com is set to roll out interest-bearing accounts, letting users earn yields on their bitcoin deposits. Founded in 2011, Blockchain.com is best known for its bitcoin blockchain explorer and cryptocurrency wallet services. According to information shared with The Block, 28% of all bitcoin transactions in 2020 took place in Blockchain.com wallets.  …

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Can Bitcoin be viewed as a call option on inflation?

Can Bitcoin be viewed as a call option on inflation?

Bitcoin’s performance has dragged many of the traditional markets’ prominent traders and speculators to the crypto-market. Bitcoin’s growth is evidence of that, with the world’s largest cryptocurrency gaining in momentum and appreciating in price, while garnering interest from world investors, even as the global economic turmoil unraveled. This turbulence in the economy and doubts about …

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