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Bitcoin Price Suffers Worst Monthly Losing Streak in 7 Years

“Bitcoin (BTC) chalked up its longest monthly losing streak in seven years in December. The leading cryptocurrency by market value closed at $3,689 on Dec. 31, representing a 13 percent drop from the monthly opening price of $4,241. That was the fifth straight monthly loss – its worst period since November 2011 – according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin […]
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Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments

“Starting Monday, businesses in Ohio will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin — making the state that’s high in the middle and round on both ends the first in the nation to accept cryptocurrency officially. Companies that want to take part in the program simply need to go to OhioCrypto.com and register to pay in crypto whatever […]
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Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It

“TBILISI, Georgia — For three years, a windowless warehouse on the edge of town has been whirring with enough energy to power nearly 50,000 homes. Day and night, the warehouse, and dozens of cargo containers in a windswept valley, are generating Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has created a virtual gold rush in the former Soviet […]
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The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin

“Now a controversial crypto celebrity named Brock Pierce  is trying to get the Mt. Gox flameout’s 24,000 victims their money back and build a new company from the ashes. Pierce spoke to TechCrunch for the first interview about Gox Rising — his plan to reboot the Mt. Gox brand and challenge Coinbase and Binance for the title of top cryptocurrency […]
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Most Bitcoin Trading Faked by Unregulated Exchanges, Study Finds

“Nearly 95% of all reported trading in bitcoin is artificially created by unregulated exchanges, a new study concludes, raising fresh doubts about the nascent market following a steep decline in prices over the past year. Fraudulent trading volume has dogged cryptocurrency trading for years, but the extent of the market manipulation has been difficult to […]
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2020 Could Be the Year Bitcoin’s Fee Market Is Put to the Test

“The past two “halvenings” have passed without incident. Bitcoin’s price has increased consistently over the past two reward eras, so that the dollar amount of the block subsidy is now higher than it ever was in either of the earlier eras. The price has also grown about as fast or faster than overall transaction volume. […]
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Bitcoin Has Surged Above $8,000 and Theories Around Why Abound

“Bitcoin is now trading at around $8,130, up a whopping 60.84 percent over the past month, with the price surging $3,086.14 over the period. The cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise is reminiscent of its rocketing growth in the latter half of 2017, when prices reached over $18,400 on the back of buoyant capital markets, rampant speculation, and […]

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Nxt-ID Subsidiary FitPay® to Begin Shipments of Flip – a Contactless Payment Device for Bitcoin

“Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), today announced that it will begin shipping initial orders of Flip™, a new contactless payment device that enables Bitcoin holders to use the value of their currency to make contactless purchases at millions of retail locations. Confirmed pre-orders of Flip will begin shipping on February […]