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Turkish Bitcoin Adoption Ramps Up amid Flagging Economic Recovery

Turkey interest in bitcoin remains robust as the economy struggles to recover from the collapse of the lira from 2018. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: Turkey likes bitcoin more than any of the other 14 nations polled in a recent survey by Dutch banking group ING. Sixty-two percent of Turks were crypto positive, while 36% said they would be happy to be paid in bitcoin. Meanwhile, Austrians were the most skeptical, with only 13% being pro-crypto. Screenshot of ing.at poll These sentiments make perfect sense given Turkey’s recent economic…

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Bitcoin Will Never Be a Store of Value. Here’s Why

Bitcoiners claim that BTC is a store of value, but it doesn’t meet the requirements, according to one fund manager. Source: Shutterstock As the resident bitcoin skeptic at CCN.com, it’s my job to make logical and reasoned arguments against holding bitcoin. Today I argue that bitcoin is not a store of value as some claim, and never will be. It’s not even a hedge. “Store of Value” Does Not Mean What You Think It Means The concept of a “store of value” means that a given object can be exchanged…

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The SEC Punts on Bitcoin ETFs and Will Never Permit Them

The SEC punts on whether it will or won’t approve 3 new bitcoin ETFs, signaling that it isn’t prepared to regulate BTC this way just yet.  | Source: Shutterstock; Edited by CCN The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is delaying its decisions on whether to approve or kill three new bitcoin ETFs. The bitcoin ETF offerings from VanEck, Bitwise, and United States Bitcoin and Treasury Investment have each been under consideration for months, and the SEC is pushing its decision out to the maximum amount of time permitted under federal…

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Bitcoin Price Explodes Past $12,000, ‘Clear Skies’ to 2019 High

Bitcoin price shatters a new milestone amid a stock market tumble. | Source: Shutterstock The bitcoin price pierced $12,000 on Tuesday as traders seek refuge from global instability on traditional markets. As global stock markets reel from the escalating trade war between the US and China, Bitcoin has climbed more than 20% in five days, briefly hitting $12,265 on Coinbase. The move upwards was accompanied by the strongest volume in over two weeks. The bitcoin price rocketed past $12,000 on Tuesday as global instability grips the stock market. Source: TradingView…

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Bitcoin Traders Abandon Exchange Amid CFTC Probe

Bitcoin traders yanked a staggering $525 million off BitMEX in July amid rumors of a CFTC probe and competition from Binance. | Source: CNBC/YouTube (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN. July wasn’t exactly a banner month for crypto investors, but it turns out it was even worse for one of the world’s largest bitcoin trading platforms: BitMEX. BitMEX Just Had Its Worst Month Ever by One Key Metric Data curated by TokenAnalyst reveals that BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange that offers up to 100x leverage, suffered nearly $525 million in…

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Trump Triggered the Latest Bitcoin Price Spike

Binance Research made the specious claim that the that latest bitcoin price spike was caused by President Donald Trump’s tariff rhetoric. | Source: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN. Binance Research, the research arm of the world’s largest crypto exchange, claims that President Donald Trump caused the latest bitcoin price spike. Binance Research made the specious claim on Twitter, where it noted: “BTC has rallied, together with multiple safe-haven assets, after Trump’s latest tariff storm. Will the trade war continue to be a catalyst for…

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America Hasn’t Done This in 10 Years

The US Federal Reserve is expected to cut the target interest rate on Wednesday for the first time since the global financial crisis a decade ago. This policy shift is gasoline for bitcoin. To cut rates, the Fed will increase the supply of US dollars, thus cannibalizing its value.  It’s a stark reminder that fiat money can be manipulated at will by central banks. Bitcoin cannot. Bitcoin’s total supply is hard-capped and will never increase. While the Fed prepares to flood the market with more dollars, bitcoin is about to…

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Bitcoin Could Reclaim Its Peak, Hit $20,000 by Year-End: Novogratz

Some in the crypto community were left wondering if Michael Novogratz was still bullish on bitcoin after he recently took some bitcoin profits and kicked himself for not taking more. Being the astute trader that he is, Novogratz was just looking to buy back in at lower levels, an opportunity that doesn’t come around every day. Turns out the Galaxy Digital CEO knew exactly what he was doing, and now he’s feeling bullish once again. After accurately predicting a period of consolidation for BTC and a range of roughly $10,000…

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Bitcoin Flexes Its Muscle, Reclaims $11,000 in Abbreviated Weekend Rally

Seemingly out of nowhere, the bitcoin price rocketed past the psychologically important $11,000 level this weekend. No doubt traders are getting whiplash from the dramatic swings, as the range-bound BTC then pulled back to just over $10,900. The bitcoin price is off its best levels of the day. | Source: TradingView Not too long ago, Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz predicted that BTC would be range-bound for a while, suggesting the market would hover between $10,000 and $14,000, which it has. Now he is offering another bit of advice to investors…

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Bitcoin Price Jumps $1,000 in Sudden Spike Beyond $10,000; What’s Next?

On July 18, the bitcoin price experienced an abrupt surge from around $9,300 to $10,500 as the crypto market rebounded, rising by well over $1,000 within minutes, as CCN reported. Following the sudden upside movement, technical analysts still generally remain cautiously bearish towards the short term trend of the dominant crypto asset due to its inability to cleanly break out of a key resistance level at $10,850. Is a move down for bitcoin likely? As said by technical analyst Eric Thies, throughout the run up towards the 2017 bull market,…

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