Monero

Amid IRS bounty and competitor progress, Monero developers ship a major update

First announced in September, Monero developers today went live with a network update featuring a new version of its node software, codenamed ‘Oxygen Orion.’ The product of 30 contributors, the update promises significant improvement across nearly all aspects of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency’s performance.  The highlight of the new update is the compact linkable spontaneous anonymous …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Has Light Response to OKEx While Ether Options Traders Make Beacon Bets

Bitcoin rebounded from an OKEx-related drop; ether options traders may be beacon chain bearish.  Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,327 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 2% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $11,199-$11,623 BTC below its 10-day moving average but above the 50-day, a sideways signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Slips to $11.2K; Uniswap Flows Dominate Ether

Bitcoin is trending downward while ether transaction activity is showing Uniswap’s influence on the market. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,359 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.38% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $11,286-$11,555 BTC below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bearish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on …

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In Effort to Differentiate, Litecoin Makes a Move to Privacy

Litecoin (LTC), a nine-year-old cryptocurrency whose price returns have chronically underperformed the bigger and better-known bitcoin in recent years, is hitching its wagon to a new star: privacy. The blockchain industry subsector of “privacy coins” – cryptocurrencies with embedded technology that shields identifying information from public view – is becoming one of this year’s hottest …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Bumps Close to $11.6K; Ether Options Open Interest Dips

Bitcoin bounced close to $11,600 before retreating a bit while ether options traders are less active than they were in September. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,552 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 1.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $11,186-$11,598 BTC is above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish …

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US Government Moves to Regulate Cryptocurrencies After Attorney General Publishes Enforcement Framework

United States Attorney General (AG) William Barr says the recent publishing of the Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework will help law enforcement to fight elements using digital currencies for illicit ends. Produced by the AG’s Cyber-Digital Task Force, the framework provides law enforcement with what Barr terms a “comprehensive overview of the emerging threats and enforcement challenges …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tops $11.1K; Ether Traders Like $400 Options

Bitcoin is making gains Friday while ether options traders on the Deribit exchange love $400 strikes. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $10,050 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 1.4% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $10,834-$11,111 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Regains $10.6K; High-Balance Ether Addresses Decline

Bitcoin is recovering from Tuesday’s drop while there is a decrease in large-balance ether addresses. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $10,651 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 0.66% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $10,524-$10,683 BTC above its 10-day moving average but below the 50-day, a sideways signal for market technicians. Bitcoin …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Gains Steadily to $10.7K; Ethereum Fees at 2-Month Low

Bitcoin’s price is steadily increasing after last week’s bad news dump; while Ethereum’s fees fall. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $10,734 as of 20:15 UTC (4:15 p.m. ET). Gaining 0.51% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $10,621-$10,775 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on …

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, XMR, ATOM, VET

Investors are concerned about the stability of the cryptocurrency market after it was faced with a flurry of adverse news in the past few days. Fortunately, the markets have matured to the extent that negative news no longer provokes wild price swings like they once did in crypto’s early days. The current stability shows that …

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