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Bitcoin locked in DeFi marks another ATH despite a volatile market

Bitcoin locked in DeFi marks another ATH despite a volatile market

The Decentralized Finance [DeFi] had kickstarted the year 2020 noting tremendous growth. Despite restricted growth, Bitcoin locked in DeFi reached an all-time high of 2.026 k, according to data provided by DeFiPulse. Source: DeFiPulse BTC locked in DeFi started gaining momentum in February during which it escalated from 1.50k BTC to a value above 1.70k …

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MARKET WRAP: Oil Futures Plunge, Bitcoin Dips and Tether Has a $7B Day

MARKET WRAP: Oil Futures Plunge, Bitcoin Dips and Tether Has a $7B Day

Monday marked a historic moment in traditional markets, with the price of West Texas Intermediate oil futures going into negative territory for the first time ever.  Contracts for May delivery, expiring on Tuesday, collapsed below -$40 per barrel at one point. In other words, sellers were willing to pay as much as $40 to people …

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$166B Asset Manager Renaissance Eyes Bitcoin Futures for Flagship Fund

$166B Asset Manager Renaissance Eyes Bitcoin Futures for Flagship Fund

Renaissance Technologies’ market-crushing Medallion fund is considering jumping into bitcoin futures, recent regulatory filings show. The quantitative analysis-heavy firm has “permitted” the Medallion fund to enter the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) cash-settled bitcoin futures market, according to the March 30-dated Form ADV investor brochure.  Renaissance, which had nearly $166 billion in regulatory assets under management …

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Bitcoin Futures market sees increased turbulence as instability looms large

Bitcoin Futures market sees increased turbulence as instability looms large

Bitcoin’s price has been revolving around the $7k mark for a couple of weeks now. Every time the coin breaches the $7k, it has been met with extreme selling pressure, dragging down its value. However, on 16 April the coin, once again, surpassed the $7k market and has not yet dropped. But the price has …

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Judge 'Puzzled' by Craig Wright's Objections to Producing Evidence of Over 1.1M Bitcoin

Judge ‘Puzzled’ by Craig Wright’s Objections to Producing Evidence of Over 1.1M Bitcoin

A Florida judge said Craig Wright’s objection to handing over crucial evidence regarding billions in bitcoin left her “puzzled,” as he seemed to argue the court should “blindly accept” everything he says. District Judge Beth Bloom overruled Wright’s objections to an Order of Discovery compelling him to produce 11,000 documents for the Kleiman lawsuit, arguing …

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Morgan Creek Invests in Startup Bringing Bitcoin to DeFi

Morgan Creek Invests in Startup Bringing Bitcoin to DeFi

Bitcoin advocate Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano is betting the top cryptocurrency might have more of a role to play in the emerging decentralized finance (DeFi) space. Pompliano’s Morgan Creek Digital was one of the investors in a $2.6 million seed round for Atomic Loans, a Canadian startup looking to create bitcoin-backed lending instruments. Announced Wednesday, the …

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Bitcoin Drops as Traders See Bearish Signals in Futures Markets

Bitcoin Drops as Traders See Bearish Signals in Futures Markets

Bitcoin slid Monday to its lowest point in the past seven days, with traders saying bearish signals are appearing after the cryptocurrency’s 30 percent rebound from a market bottom in mid-March. After recovering from the depths of the coronavirus-induced sell-off, bitcoin repeatedly failed to break above a price of $7,400.  Bitcoin (BTC) prices fell Monday …

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Is Bitcoin walking a tightrope between scalability and centralization?

Is Bitcoin walking a tightrope between scalability and centralization?

For Bitcoin, one of the biggest challenges it seems to face with regard to its vision of becoming a widely used currency is in terms of its issues surrounding scalability. While Bitcoin’s proof of work consensus algorithm is extremely important from the immutability standpoint, it fails to keep up in terms of its transaction speeds …

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Bitcoin Halving: How Miners Prepare for Lower Block Rewards

Bitcoin Halving: How Miners Prepare for Lower Block Rewards

As the latest Bitcoin halving approaches, miners are upgrading equipment, optimizing arrangements, conserving power and more in the race to dominate. How are bitcoin (BTC) miners strategizing for the upcoming halving event, in which block reward subsidies will be cut by 50 percent? On this week’s episode of “Bitcoin Halving 2020: Miner Perspectives,” Kristy-Leigh Minehan …

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