Cryptocurrency Exchange

EXMO crypto exchange suffers second attack in two months

London-based cryptocurrency exchange EXMO suffered a distributed denial-of-service attack earlier today, causing the platform’s servers to become unavailable. In a tweet earlier today, EXMO reported that hackers had targeted the exchange with $75 million in trading volume in a distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attack. These cyberattacks typically overload a system with numerous requests from multiple …

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3 reasons why Theta price hit a new all-time high at $3.49

The sustained bullish performance from Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) has increased the confidence of crypto investors and many are now looking deeper into projects that have strong fundamentals and offer real-world use cases.  This week investors turned their attention to Theta (THETA), a decentralized network that allows users to share bandwidth and computing resources …

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Bitcoin bulls eye $50K as data show BTC’s liquid supply in steady decline

On Feb. 12 Bitcoin (BTC) price hit a new all-time high at $48,985 before pulling back to the $46,000 level.  A quick glance at the 4-hour chart shows the top-ranked cryptocurrency trading in what appears to be a brief phase of consolidation but BTC is still maintaining its bullish momentum through a pattern of higher …

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Spike in DeFi lending pushes Compound (COMP) price to a new high at $570

As Bitcoin and numerous altcoins surge toward new all-time highs, traders who are coin rich but cash poor are increasingly flocking to decentralized finance lending platforms where they can collatoralize their holdings to raise funds for new investments.  Compound is one of the leading DeFi lending platforms and over the past month its TVL and …

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3 reasons why Binance Coin (BNB) hit a new all-time high at $148

On Feb. 10 Binance Coin (BNB) hit a new all-time high at $148 after the native exchange token rallied 121% since the start of the week.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that BNB rose from $35.37 on Jan. 11 to $148, a 256% increase in less than a month. BNB/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: …

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Central Bank of Nigeria Denies It Has Placed New Restrictions on Cryptocurrencies — Uses Debunked Claims to Justify New Directive

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Following the outcry over the Central Bank of Nigeria’s latest directive that targets cryptocurrencies, the institution has reaffirmed its stance with another statement. In the latest five-page document, the CBN insists that this directive is intended to protect the country’s financial system from the “risks” that are associated with cryptocurrencies. </strong> Debunked …

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Bitcoin price hits $46,794 as altcoins, stocks rally to new highs

On Feb. 8 Bitcoin (BTC) price broke out to a new all-time high at $46,794 after documents from Tesla revealed that the company had allocated 7.7% of its gross cash position to BTC. The purchase gives Tesla a sizable $1.5 billion position in the top-ranked digital asset.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows Bitcoin …

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Central Bank of Nigeria Orders Banks to Close Accounts of Crypto Clients

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has circulated a letter directing banks and financial institutions to identify and close accounts of cryptocurrency transacting entities. The directive, which took immediate effect, threatens “severe regulatory sanctions” to financial institutions that fail to comply.</strong> Banks Taking Immediate Action Immediately following the letter’s publication, some banks …

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Record $6.5B futures open interest signals traders are bullish on Ethereum

Ether (ETH) price has rallied by 33% over the last five days and data shows that as this occurred some buyers began to use excessive leverage.  Although this is not necessarily negative, it should be considered a yellow flag as a higher premium on futures contracts for short periods is normal. ETH/USD 4-hour chart. Source: …

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Finance giant SBI expands cryptocurrency lending service to XRP

Japanese financial services firm SBI Group has enabled XRP lending through its cryptocurrency-related subsidiary, SBI VC Trade. According to a Feb. 4 announcement, SBI VC Trade Lending users can now earn interest by depositing their XRP holdings between 1,000 and 100,000 XRP, with the lending period lasting up to 84 days. “VC Trade Lending is …

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