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Bitcoin Price Tightens as Traders Prepare for a Second Shot at $9.2K

After a strong two week performance that saw Bitcoin (BTC) price rise from $7,700 to $9,200, the top crypto asset appears to be consolidating before making another attempt at $9,200. As this process takes place and Bitcoin’s dominance rate dropped slightly, many altcoins rallied with double-digit gains which brought many to test or even push above their 2-year long descending trendlines.  Most notably, the ETH/BTC pair pushed above its long-term downtrend, an occurrence covered in great detail by Cointelegraph contributor  Michaël van de Poppe.  Cryptocurrency market weekly overview. Source: Coin360…

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Will 2020 Save Sonic the Hedgehog? Don’t Put Your Ring on It

Sega has announced that 2020 is going to be the year of Sonic. News surrounding the character will be announced each month on the 20th day. This new strategy may not be enough to save Sonic’s reputation. Sonic the Hedgehog has had his ups and downs. His earlier games were classics. They really did bring speed to gaming and showed off the power of the Sega Genesis. Then things starting looking shaky around the time Sonic R came out. These days Sonic has become something of a joke to some….

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Is Bitcoin a Safe Haven for Your Money?

In the summer of 2019, the 10-year minus 3-month yield curve inverted for the first time in 13 years. During the time of the inversion, Bitcoin’s price hit all-time highs for the year. The previous inversion in 2006 was followed shortly thereafter by the global economic crisis of 2008. On Jan. 3rd 2020, United States President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by drone strike. The Iranian government retaliated on Jan. 8th by launching missiles at two American bases in Iraq located near Baghdad. Throughout the…

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Soccer Star Antoine Griezmann Launches Grizi eSports Team

Soccer start Antoine Griezmann launched an eSports team. Grizi eSports will field a roster of 20 players in five different games. Griezmann’s brother will manage day-to-day operations. French international player Antoine Griezmann is the latest high-profile celebrity to venture into the world of eSports. The Barcelona striker announced this week that he is setting up his own eSports team. The footballer is no stranger to gaming as exemplified by his now infamous victory celebration at the 2018 FIFA World Cup incorporating the Fortnite Take the L dance emote. Grizi eSports…

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Now Reporting to the SEC, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust One Step Closer to Public Trading

Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust now reports to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), putting it one step closer to public trading. The announcement Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust manages investment in Bitcoin on behalf of investors, exposing them to the coin’s potential for gains while mitigating risks. The Jan. 21 announcement advertises the trust as the first of its kind to report to the SEC.  Grayscale’s full Form 10 is available here. Subsequent to this registration, the trust will need to file quarterly and annual reports with the SEC, which will…

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Deribit Releases Specifics of New KYC Policy Following Move to Panama

Deribit, a crypto futures and options exchange that is moving from the Netherlands to Panama to avoid Europe’s new Anti-Money Laundering law has released its newly updated Know Your Customer (KYC) policy. In a Jan. 17 blog post, Deribit clearly said that its relocation to Panama has been mainly caused by the new Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD), a major European law that aims to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing by stricter regulation of crypto-related businesses. While 5AMLD was enforced on Jan. 10, 2010, 5AMLD has not been adopted in…

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Big Tech’s “Political Reckoning” May Fuel A Stock Market Crash In 2020

Legendary debt economist Anatole Kaletsky believes political headwinds for “Big Tech” could trigger a stock market crash. The monster rally in the Nasdaq has largely been fueled by gains in trillion-dollar companies Apple and Google. Accusations of monopolistic tactics and privacy scandals are potential catalysts for a “reckoning” for stocks in 2020. With all major U.S. stock indexes close to record highs, cautious investors are considering where the risks to their fat profits might come from. Influential economist Anatole Kaletsky, author of the legendary 1980’s book “Costs of Default,” believes…

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Six Major Central Banks to Collaborate on Digital Currency Research

The central banks of Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, European Union, Sweden and Switzerland created a group with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to jointly research central bank digital currencies (CBDC). According to a press release published by the Bank of England on Jan. 21, the aforementioned institutions will share their experience with other group members as they study potential use cases for CBDCs in their respective jurisdictions. The announcement states: “The group will assess CBDC use cases; economic, functional and technical design choices, including cross-border interoperability; and the…

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