With share price outpacing Bitcoin, Riot Blockchain appoints new director

The Bitcoin mining giant appoints a new director with a stellar institutional background as stock prices surge. Last week, as share prices ripped upwards of 50% to levels not seen since the 2018 cryptocurrency bullrun, Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ: RIOT) appointed former director of the listing committee for the Toronto Stock Exchange Hubert Marleau to the Riot board of directors.  The Colorado-based firm was in the market for a new director after the departure of former Canadian Cabinet member Remo Mancini. Marleau brings a wide range of regulatory and governing experience…

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The US election seals China’s victory in digital currency supremacy

While there is an unclear future for digital currency development under Joe Biden’s presidency, China is leading the race. The world is engaging in financial warfare, and China is winning. China’s digital yuan — also referred to as Digital Currency Electronic Payment, or DCEP — will soon be used around the world. The People’s Bank of China is one of the most advanced central banks in the world. For that reason, it has been advancing on the digital currency front, while by all appearances, the United States Federal Reserve has…

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Key Bitcoin price metric shows pro traders are nervous about $19K BTC

Bitcoin price is chasing after $19,000 but crypto exchanges’ long-to-short ratio shows top traders exercising caution at these levels. This week Bitcoin (BTC) price rallied to a new 3 year high at $18,965, leading investors to believe a new all-time high above $20,000 is on the cards.  While these are exciting times, data does show that some professional investors feel antsy about the price at these levels and the absence of retail FOMO has some calling for a sharp pullback. Data shows Bitcoin hasn’t seen a drop larger than 5%…

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Blockchain is good for hodling, but not for voting: Bad Crypto news of the week

Analysts make a slew of wild predictions as Bitcoin continues its moon mission in this week’s Bad Crypto podcast Bitcoin continues to move through the gears. The currency is up more than 12 percent over the week and is now playing with the $18,000 mark. And it’s not just the US dollar that Bitcoin is bashing. It’s also hit all-time highs against the Russian ruble, the Colombian peso, the Brazilian real, the Turkish lira, and the Sudanese pound among others. Its rise, now 375 percent above the point that gold…

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BTC record in sight, ETH rallies, Uniswap disaster: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 15–21

The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link! Coming every Sunday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more a week on Cointelegraph in one link.   Top Stories This Week Ray Dalio might be wrong Path to $20,000 Bitcoin price now wide open after previous resistance breaks Is is this happening?! After…

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Blackrock CIO: Cryptocurrency Is Here to Stay, Bitcoin Could Replace Gold

Blackrock’s Chief Investment Officer, Rick Rieder, said cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, “is here to stay.” In addition, he said bitcoin is a durable mechanism that could replace gold. Blackrock on Bitcoin and Gold Rick Rieder, Blackrock’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Global Fixed Income, talked about bitcoin replacing gold in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Friday. Blackrock is the world’s largest asset manager, with more than $7.4 trillion in assets under management as of September. Rieder is also Blackrock’s Head of the Global Allocation Investment Team in the Multi-Asset…

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XRP price soars 50% in one week to new yearly high — Watch these levels next

XRP price has been the best performer thus far this weekend gaining over 50% in the past week. Bitcoin (BTC) has been taking the spotlight in recent months, but altcoins have started to finally follow the number one cryptocurrency. Several large caps have been making double digits runs in the previous days, resulting in a mini altseason. Not only has Ether (ETH) soared above $500, but Litecoin (LTC) also gained 40% in the previous week. However, XRP (XRP) is currently taking the spotlight with a daily rally of more than…

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Stretched thin? Wrapped Bitcoin assets may encourage supply crisis

WBTC, BTCB, and other wrapped Bitcoin implementations may contribute to a BTC supply shortage looming on the horizon In a blog post of Friday, Binance re-introduced BTCB to the world — a wrapped Bitcoin asset intended to bring liquidity from the world’s largest cryptocurrency, BTC, to Binance Smart Chain’s DeFi (decentralized finance) ecosystem.  However, hodlers may be cheering the renewed interest in BTCB for a different reason: each Bitcoin locked on BSC may contribute to a looming BTC supply crisis. First announced last year, Binance initially saw wrapped Bitcoin solely…

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The Long Arm of Justice: How Far Can the DoJ Really Go in Prosecuting Foreign Actors?

DoJ is now determined to hold the crypto industry to cross-border enforcement standards that have long applied to other sectors of finance. In early October, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed its Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework, a report laying bare the government’s vision for emerging threats and enforcement strategies in the cryptocurrency space. The document is an important source of insight into how the laws governing digital finance will be soon implemented on the ground. One of the fundamental principles that the government asserts in the document is its broad extraterritorial…

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Jumping into the pool: How to earn a profit mining Bitcoin and Ether

Where can you mine Bitcoin and Ether in 2020? Here are the top tips about mining pools and what you need to know before joining one of them. For the past several months, miners around the world have been extremely active, which can be seen through spikes in hash rates that coincided with a significant increase in the prices of cryptocurrencies. At the beginning of 2020, Ether (ETH) could be bought for $130, and now, ETH has reached $500. The king of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC), added almost a cool $10,000…

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