Bitcoin to Rise to $20K This Year Spurred by Government Money Printing and Covid-19: Bloomberg
Jun05

Bitcoin to Rise to $20K This Year Spurred by Government Money Printing and Covid-19: Bloomberg

Bloomberg has forecast bitcoin to reach its record high of $20,000, and possibly $28,000, this year. According to the company’s June Crypto Outlook report, “something has to really go wrong for bitcoin not to appreciate in value.” Bloomberg points to quantitative easing and the coronavirus pandemic as the fuel behind bitcoin’s maturity, particularly when benchmarked against the falling stock market and crude...

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A Number of Hong Kong Vending Machines Support Bitcoin Cash Payments Over BTC
Jun05

A Number of Hong Kong Vending Machines Support Bitcoin Cash Payments Over BTC

Just recently, cryptocurrency evangelist Roger Ver shared a video on Twitter that shows a number of vending machines in Hong Kong that accept bitcoin cash and ethereum, but not bitcoin. A bunch of people got upset at the Tweet, including the crypto-pundit Tone Vays because they couldn’t deal with the fact that onchain bitcoin transactions could not provide such services. The reason bitcoin cash is supported by these vending...

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Chinese Government Crackdowns and Cheap Hydropower- Miners Migrate from North to South China
Jun05

Chinese Government Crackdowns and Cheap Hydropower- Miners Migrate from North to South China

China-based bitcoin miners have started to migrate southbound from North China, according to local reports. The operators are having difficulties and are transitioning mining facilities for cheap hydro-powered electricity. Testimonials also show that 64 mining operations in the prefecture in Yunnan have been threatened by local authorities. Sources say a hydropower station discharge sparked a number of investigations throughout the...

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Eidoo to Burn 80% of Company’s Token Holdings to Kickstart One of the Biggest Daos in Defi
Jun05

Eidoo to Burn 80% of Company’s Token Holdings to Kickstart One of the Biggest Daos in Defi

Switzerland, 4th June 2020. Swiss-based crypto platform Eidoo is upgrading its native utility token into a governance token that will power a new cross-chain DAO. In a collaborative decision by Eidoo and pTokens, the $EDO token will be upgraded into $PNT later this month so that it can be used, staked and earn interest within the new pNetwork ecosystem – the decentralized network powering the pTokens solution. The pTokens...

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Japanese Finance Minister Shoots Down Plan to Cut Bitcoin Tax to 20%, Cites Crypto-Divide
Jun05

Japanese Finance Minister Shoots Down Plan to Cut Bitcoin Tax to 20%, Cites Crypto-Divide

Japan’s finance minister Taro Aso says he is opposed to reducing tax on bitcoin income to 20%, on par with stock dividends, arguing that most Japanese households find it difficult to invest in digital assets. The development suggests that Japan will uphold its current definition of cryptocurrency as miscellaneous income, whereby virtual currency is taxed at rates of up to 55%. Players in the crypto sector have been pushing for...

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US Regulators Target Bitcoin ATMs: 88% of the Funds Exit the Country via Machines
Jun04

US Regulators Target Bitcoin ATMs: 88% of the Funds Exit the Country via Machines

Bitcoin automated teller machines (BATMs) will become the next target for regulators, as world governments tighten screws on money laundering. According to Ciphertrace CTO John Jeffries, crypto-cash machines will attract “greater…regulatory focus” in a bid to rein-in alleged cross-border illicit financial transfers. Jeffries urged “the need for more uniform regulatory enforcement and compliance” as...

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