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They were all hit by ransomware attacks in the last year. Boaz Sobrado is a London-based data analyst and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Ransomware attacks are when hackers gain access to the computer systems of the victim, and threaten to expose them or render them useless unless the victim pays a ransom. The attacks are increasingly professional....
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With bitcoin hovering around $36,000 and Iran’s government blaming crypto miners for recent blackouts, CoinDesk’s Market’s Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Prices fell by 6% in the seven days to Jan. 17, a weekly fall not seen...
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Bitcoin was slipping Friday on lower-than-average volumes for 2021 so far. In other news, while BTC and ETH are up this year, some DeFi tokens are doing even better. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $35,610 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 9.4% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $34,425-$39,673 (CoinDesk 20) BTC...
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The entrepreneurial mayor brings his recruitment of tech talent to the crypto space with the potential of a 1% investment of the city’s reserves into BTC. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Today on the Brief: Initial jobless claims grow the most since March Biden unveils emergency relief plan Fed Chair Powell discusses CBDCs and...
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Bitcoin’s two-day rally has stalled as the U.S. dollar gains ground in the wake of Joe Biden’s fiscal stimulus announcement. The U.S. President-elect proposed an emergency relief package worth $1.9 trillion at around 00:15 UTC when bitcoin was changing hands near $39,600. At press time, the leading cryptocurrency by market value is trading down near...
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Bitcoin’s recovery from Monday’s low is gathering pace, with the options market pricing in a double-digit probability of an above $50,000 by the month-end. The leading cryptocurrency by market value is currently trading at $38,300, representing a nearly $4,000 or 11% gain on a 24-hour basis, according to CoinDesk 20 data. The price bounce has...
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After his most recent stint teaching about blockchain at MIT, former CFTC head Gary Gensler is reportedly the next SEC Chair. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Today on the Brief: Visa drops $5.3B Plaid acquisition after DOJ antitrust suit ECB President Christine Lagarde discusses bitcoin and digital euro Acting OCC chief Brian Brooks to...
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As the price crashes more than 20% in 24 hours, NLW describes the “wall of worry” around regulation that might characterize this cycle’s FUD. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and this week’s special product launch: Stacks.co. Today on the brief: Trump ejected from social media Bakkt confirms plans to go public via SPAC NYDIG...
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Bitcoin fell sharply early on Monday, having failed to establish a foothold above $40,000 over the weekend. Over the last 24 hours, the cryptocurrency declined by more than $8,000 to $32,400, an over 20% fall from levels over $40,800 late on Sunday (UTC). The cryptocurrency was last seen changing hands up slightly near $35,380 –...
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Bitcoin’s mining difficulty just reached a record high above 20.6 trillion as more people are mining at a larger scale than ever before thanks to ballooning mining revenue and bitcoin’s parabolic price rally. “A new difficulty all-time high is no surprise considering mining revenue has tripled in recent months,” said Edward Evenson, business development lead...
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