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‘Buy Bitcoin’ Searches Skyrocket, Volumes Spike, Account Signups Swell As Coronavirus Fears Heighten

</header> <strong>Exchange data and statistics from Google Trends, Twitter, and Baidu show that despite the recent price drop people are looking to buy bitcoin. During the week of the crypto market massacre that started on March 12, Coinbase broke traffic records and witnessed considerable trade volumes. Similarly, the trading platform Kraken saw an 83% increase …

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Coinbase Broke Traffic Records and Saw Massive Volume During Market Collapse

Coinbase saw record site traffic and a massive surge in 24-hour trading volume during last week’s coronavirus-driven market swings, CEO Brian Armstrong said in a statement shared with CoinDesk. The San Francisco-based crypto exchange said it processed $2 billion in crypto last Thursday and Friday (for comparison, Coinbase saw $394 million in volume over the …

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Bitcoin Bumps Up, but for How Long?

As traditional markets continue to struggle with the coronavirus crisis, cryptocurrencies are seeing an upswing in both price and volume. Now crypto traders are wondering how long this new rally will last.   Bitcoin (BTC) is up 1 percent in the past 24 hours of trading, currently changing hands at $6,224 as of 19:00 UTC. The …

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Traders Finding More Arbitrage Opportunities in Bitcoin

As bitcoin (BTC) experiences vertigo-inducing gains, cryptocurrencies are breaking out of a period where they followed or even lagged behind traditional markets. In fact, prices in the crypto market are seeing such a steep upward trend that arbitrage traders are able to trade between Bitfinex and other exchanges to easily capture profit.  Bitcoin is up …

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Hawaii Hints It May Relax Onerous Rule to Lure Crypto Firms

Hawaiian regulators have launched a digital currency sandbox initiative that exempts participating crypto companies from Hawaii’s infamous double-reserve requirement. The “Digital Currency Innovation Lab” by Hawaii’s Department of Commerce, Division of Financial Institutions (DFI), and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) will give “selected” firms a two-year reprieve from Hawaii’s state money transmitter license requirement, …

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If You Don’t Trust Yourself, These Crypto Vaults Will Help You Hodl Safely

</header> <strong>Hodling in difficult times has historically proven to be a long-term winning strategy. Keeping your cryptocurrency in your own cold storage is by default a good idea as far as security is concerned. But if you don’t trust yourself to not lose a small hardware device or a piece of paper, then there are …

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Coinbase Card Users Can Now Make Crypto-Backed Payments With Google Pay

Google Pay users can now make payments with cryptocurrencies, thanks to a tie-up with Coinbase’s debit card offering. The cryptocurrency exchange announced Tuesday that Coinbase Cards can now be added to users’ Google Pay wallets, enabling crypto-backed payments from Google Pay-enabled devices, such as phones or smartwatches, apparently for the first time. Based in San …

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Coinbase Card Now Available on Android Phones Through Google Pay

Coinbase Card users owning supported Android phones can now avoid using the physical card. Through an integration with Google Pay announced on March 17, the card can be emulated by a mobile phone. The Coinbase Card connects a holder’s cryptocurrency balance on the exchange, which is then used for spending crypto via an instant conversion …

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Does Crypto Need Circuit Breakers? Last Week’s Price Crash Ignites a Debate

Traders in cryptocurrencies have long extolled the virtues of their market’s 24/7/365 nature.  Now, after a brutal week of sell-offs and flash crashes, some players are calling for what would have been unmentionable, if not unthinkable, even during the cryptocurrency market’s near-collapse in 2018 – “circuit breakers.” These are automatic stoppages put in place should …

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Coinbase Launches BTC Transaction Batching, Saving Users 50% on Fees

Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently unveiled a new feature on its platform designed to save users money on transactions fees. According to a blog post released by the exchange on March 13, Coinbase would immediately begin offering Bitcoin (BTC) transaction batching for its customers. The move taken by Coinbase, which “requires no action from customers”, …

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