Japanese Messaging Giant LINE’s LN Token Trading on BitMax

The native token of Japanese messaging giant LINE is now available for trading on crypto exchange BitMax. Crypto exchange BitMax just made Japanese messaging app LINE’s token available for trading. According to an Aug. 6 notice from LINE, the biggest messaging app in Japan with 84 million active monthly users will be making its native LINK (LN) token available for trading through crypto exchange BitMax. This makes LN the sixth crypto asset currently supported by the exchange, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC). The…

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Year-End Gold and Bitcoin Price Predictions from Regular Everyday People

Just recently, news.Bitcoin.com talked to a number of individuals and asked them to let us know what they think the price of bitcoin and gold will be by the year’s end. Rather than leveraging the typical predictions from experts, executives, and crypto luminaries, the post delves into the perspective of average people and what they think about the future value of these assets. Back in May 2016, I used a number of social media avenues in order to survey people on what they would do if bitcoin (BTC) touched the…

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Chainlink Price Jumped More Than 45% in 48 Hours and 440% in Twelve Months

Chainlink’s token surged more than 45% from $9.53 to $14.09 between Friday and Sunday data shows. The surge saw chainlink’s (LINK) market capitalization shooting to $5.12 billion which makes it the sixth most capitalized token, just ahead of cardano (ADA). At the time of writing, chainlink is the only top ten token with a double-digit gain of 23% in the last 24 hours. Supporters of the project believe it will reach $20 by the end of August. The token price’s meteoric rise is a big win and an endorsement for…

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How Miners Can Hedge Their Inventory to Increase Return on Investment

Strategies from the world of traditional finance could offer promise for miners who want to lower the risk associated with holding inventory. To a newcomer, crypto mining may sound deceptively easy — essentially, a way to switch on a machine, walk away and watch the lucrative crypto rewards roll in. But the reality is a little more complicated. The oldest and most powerful crypto out there, Bitcoin (BTC), uses a proof-of-work algorithm to ensure it’s blockchain’s security, and plenty of other influential cryptos have followed suit. Miners in PoW protocols…

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Wirex Launching in US After Receiving State Money Transmission License

Wirex has received its first money transmission license in the U.S., where the company is now gearing up to launch its “next-gen cryptocurrency platform linked to a spending card.” US Expansion Wirex announced Friday that it has received its first U.S. money transmission license and is now preparing to launch its services in the country. The license, issued by the state of Georgia’s Department of Banking and Finance on July 30 to Wirex USA, allows the company to conduct a cryptocurrency exchange business in the state. The announcement came after…

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BAND Token is Now Available for Trading on Huobi Global

The BAND native token will be supported for trading on Huobi Global beginning August 10. Band Protocol, the cross-chain data oracle platform, said that its token BAND has been listed on Huobi Global exchange. The company clarified in a press release on its blog that trading on BAND token will start on August 10. Huobi will support BAND/U.S. dollar, BAND/BTC and BAND/ETH trading pairs.  Regarding deposits, the company stated that they will be available from August 9 and for withdrawals, they will be available from August 10. The company noted…

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Ethereum Options Data Suggests Pro Traders Expect ETH Price to Break $400

Ethereum price has stalled below $400 but ETH options data suggests the altcoin will push through the resistance level soon. Ethereum (ETH) options open interest increased by 5 fold over the past three months to reach $337 million.  Although this figure pales in comparison to the current $1.8 billion Bitcoin (BTC) options market, Ether options have grown to reach the same size the BTC options market was roughly 15 months ago. ETH options open interest in USD terms. Source: Skew Options are divided into two basic instruments: calls, aimed mostly…

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Minneapolis Fed’s Kashkari Calls for Stricter Lockdown

The president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve calls for stricter lockdowns to help save the economy. The president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, who once claimed the Federal Reserve was flush with cash, called for a nationwide lockdown to fight COVID-19.  In an op-ed in The New York Times, Neel Kashkari and co-writer Michael T. Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota said a more restrictive lockdown of up to six weeks is necessary to fight the virus and save the economy. …

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Nasdaq-Listed Company Sued for Backing $2 Billion Loans With 83 Tons of Fake Gold

The Nasdaq-listed company that allegedly used 83 tons of fake gold bars as collateral to secure loans worth about $2 billion from multiple financial institutions in China is now in default and facing several class-action lawsuits. $2 Billion Fake Gold Scheme Unravels The gold industry was recently shaken when it was discovered that a U.S. publicly-traded company was allegedly using 83 tons of fake gold bars to secure loans worth $2 billion in China. Kingold Jewelry Inc. is based in Wuhan, China, but it is listed on Nasdaq in the…

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More Than 10,000 New Blockchain Companies Established in China in 2020

LongHash said China’s blockchain companies have increased substantially and recorded an all-time high in 2020 despite Covid-19. Blockchain and crypto data platform LongHash revealed on August 8 in a tweet that China’s blockchain sector has grown substantially despite the pandemic this year. It stated that over 10,000 blockchain companies were established between January and July.  The report also shows the current number of blockchain-related companies in China is on track to surpass 2017’s total figure. LongHash said 2020 could also pass 2018’s total of 18,500 and for a new all-time…

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