Bitcoin (BTC)

187,000 BTC Drained: Over $2 Billion in Bitcoin Leave the Top Exchanges Since June

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/387399″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/wb_728x180-22.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”180″></a></div><strong>Cryptocurrency reserves held on digital asset exchanges have been dropping to new lows, as some of the top exchanges have seen significant bitcoin reserve balance drops. A few months ago trading platforms had a lot more bitcoin reserves …

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$12M in ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Move: 21 Block Rewards from 2010 Spent After a Decade of Slumber

On early Sunday morning around 1:38:02 a.m. (New York time), approximately 20 blocks with coinbase rewards from 2010 were spent in one block. 1,000 BTC was then consolidated into a single address before moving again. The massive movement of the decade-old ‘sleeping’ bitcoins was caught by an onchain transaction parser and the coins were spent …

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Boringdao Raises $1.4M: Project’s Tokenized BTC Bridge Backed by 200% Collateral

There’s a new tokenized bitcoin project coming to the decentralized finance (defi) ecosystem that’s recently received $1.4 million from blockchain investors. The project called Boringdao, a decentralized bridge between Ethereum and alternative blockchains, plans to launch the company’s bBTC tunnel this month in order to introduce another tokenized bitcoin. On October 8, 2020, the Boringdao …

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Market Update: Bitcoin Captures $11K, Flash Buy Signals, Bollinger Band Squeeze

Cryptocurrency markets are seeing decent gains on Friday following the announcement Square made the day prior about purchasing $50 million worth of bitcoin for reserves. During the morning trading sessions, the overall market capitalization of all 7,000+ crypto assets is up over 2% hovering at $340 billion. Digital currency markets are doing well on October …

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Bitcoin Defi: Smart Contract Platform RSK Integrates ETH-Based Stablecoin DAI

On October 6, 2020, the RIF (RSK Infrastructure Framework) development team announced that the Makerdao project’s DAI stablecoin is now available via the smart contract protocol RSK. According to the software engineers, RIF developers leveraged the RSK-Ethereum token bridge and individuals can now utilize the Ethereum-based stablecoin across a myriad of decentralized applications (dapps). The …

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Smart Contract Protocol RSK Attempts to Bring Defi to the Bitcoin Network

During the last year, Ethereum has dominated the decentralized finance (defi) ecosystem but a number of other blockchain projects plan to join the fray. The second layer, smart contract protocol RSK aims to bring the defi demand to the Bitcoin blockchain and there’s already a few RSK-based defi projects in the wild. In the world …

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Bitcoin Posts a 66-Day Consecutive Streak Above the $10K Price Range

The Bitcoin network has achieved a few new milestones during the last week, as the price has remained above the $10k range for a record 66 consecutive days. Meanwhile, the network has surpassed 18.5 million bitcoin issued, as the global hashrate coasts along at an all-time high of 140 exahash per second (EH/s). As of …

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Cambridge University’s Third Crypto Study Records 101 Million Cryptocurrency Users Worldwide

The University of Cambridge and the school’s Centre for Alternative Finance has published the third “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study.” The 71-page in-depth study examines the current growth of the crypto industry, mining, offchain activity, crypto asset user profiling, regulation, and security. The September 2020 third edition of the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study concentrates on four …

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Ethereum’s Gas Spike Forces Coinbase Pro to Pass Network Fees to Customers

While Ethereum network fees have jumped to new highs this year, the popular cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase Pro, announced that the trading platform would be passing network fees onto customers. The move followed the exchange listing Uniswap’s native token UNI, an airdrop that saw miners collect close to $1 million in gas in less than an …

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$700 Million Worth of Synthetic Bitcoin Is Circulating on the Ethereum Blockchain

According to onchain data, there’s now 69,836 synthetic bitcoin tokens (over $700 million) circulating on the Ethereum blockchain. Out of the six synthetic bitcoin token projects, wrapped bitcoin (WBTC) commands the largest number of coins with over 63% and 44,622 WBTC. Synthetic bitcoin (BTC) has grown massively in recent weeks and since news.Bitcoin.com’s last report …

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