The US Quietly Printed $75 Billion out of Thin Air (For the Banks). This Is Why Bitcoin Matters – CCN.com

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York very quietly handed out $75 billion in cash to the banks on Wednesday in a process known as a ‘repurchase operation,’ or repo.  This emergency measure hasn’t been used at scale for a decade, since the last financial crisis. It’s a reminder of the central banks’ power to artificially expand the money supply and devalue your money. This is why bitcoin, with its capped supply and strict, predictable output, matters. What is the repo operation? In simple terms, the central bank prints $75…

Bitcoin Whale Moves a Cool Billion Dollars for a Mere $700 Fee — CCN Markets

Someone just moved $1 billion in bitcoin to an unknown wallet. | Source: Shutterstock On September 6, more than $1 billion worth of bitcoin was sent from an unknown wallet. The transaction was processed within several hours with a $700 fee. A $1 billion bitcoin transaction processed with a $700 fee (source: blockchain.com) The Token Analyst team traced some of the 94,500 bitcoin to the address of Huobi Global, a major cryptocurrency exchange, but the origins of the rest of the holdings remain unclear. $1 Billion+ $BTC was transferred in…

Bitcoin Price Targets 3-Week Losing Streak in $14 Billion Overnight Wipeout – CCN Markets

Bitcoin price fell sharply on Thursday’s trading to land around the $9,500 level. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price crumbled overnight, breaching the psychological barrier of $10k and dropping as low as $9,334 on Coinbase. The fall marked a nine percent collapse in a matter of hours, wiping out a total of $14 billion in BTC market capitalization.  The collapse is primarily a technical move coupled with low trading interest on the CME bitcoin futures platform. On the long-term, however, bitcoin is building a strong, consolidated base,…

Crypto Criminals Take in $4.3 Billion in 2019, CipherTrace Reports

Cryptocurrency criminals have taken in an estimated $4.3 billion USD in 2019, according to CipherTrace. CipherTrace, a cryptosecurity company based in Silicon Valley, has released its Q2 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Report, which is a detailed overview of major cryptocurrency thefts, scams, and fraud around the world. The firm’s Q1 report estimated that cybercriminals illicitly obtained more than $1.2 billion USD in cryptocurrency during the first three months of the year alone. To put the severity of these figure in context, last year’s total figure for crypto theft was…

Tether (USDT) Accidentally Creates $5 Billion in Crypto

Stable coins, which are backed by fiat currency, have become an integral part of the crypto ecosystem over the past couple of years, and in that regard, Tether (USDT) is possibly the most well known. However, the very fact that it is backed by fiat makes it possible for it to be prone to certain errors, and that is exactly what happened yesterday when the team behind USDT made a mistake that had an effect on the wider crypto market for some time. Administrative Error In an astonishing development, the…

Bitcoin’s Share of $350 Billion Crypto Market Highest Since 2017

Bitcoin has done it again, hitting a new 2019 high above $12,000 before retracing slightly. At 21:00 UTC on June 25, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization broke from sideways trading after being held beneath $11,400 for over 11 hours. However, perhaps most notable is the fact that bitcoin also crossed above 60 percent market dominance for the first time in over 17 months. A metric maintained by data provider CoinMarketCap, the Bitcoin Dominance Index shows bitcoin continues to gain altitude at a time when broader confidence in the…

Crypto Market Rallies $15 Billion: Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, XLM Analysis

The total crypto market cap gained momentum and broke the key $252.0B resistance area. Bitcoin price surged above the $8,500 and $8,650 resistance levels. Litecoin (LTC) price remains in a strong uptrend and is trading nicely above $134. Bitcoin cash price is grinding higher towards the $420 and $425 resistance levels. EOS price is back above the $6.50 level and it may even break the key $6.75 resistance area. Stellar (XLM) price is about to gain momentum above the $0.1250 level. The crypto market cap gained sharply, with positive moves…

$1 Billion Valuation May Elude Ethereum Co-Founder’s New Blockchain Polkadot

Blockchain project Polkadot’s bid for a $1.2 billion valuation has hit a snag. Since January, the Web3 Foundation, the Switzerland-based nonprofit behind the project, has been trying to raise up to $60 million through a private token sale. According to people familiar with the situation, three Chinese funds have agreed to invest $15 million in the project’s DOT tokens. However, these three investors agreed to pay prices that, on average, valued the project below $1 billion, the sources said – falling short of the unicorn threshold Polkadot was reportedly seeking.…

Bitfinex’s Private Token Sale Raised $1 Billion in 10 Days, Exec Says

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has raised $1 billion through its native token in a private sale, according to its chief technology officer. Paolo Ardoino‏ tweeted Monday that Bitfinex has achieved the target in just 10 days, with participation from “giant” firms from both within the cryptocurrency industry and outside. The funds were collected in the form of USDT, the stablecoin operated by the closely-linked firm Tether, according to the tweet. Some of the investors, which were not named, invested over $100 million worth of tokens each, Ardoino‏ said, adding that others…

‘Not a White Paper’: Marketing Document Details $1 Billion Bitfinex Token Sale

New details are emerging about a planned $1 billion token sale to be held by iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex and Tether, two cryptocurrency companies currently being sued by the state of New York for allegedly covering up a $850 million loss in customer funds. Released today on Twitter by known company shareholder and over-the-counter trader Zhao Dong, a 3-page “marketing document” details the specifics of how the sale might ultimately take place, while noting throughout that it is not intended to be legally binding. For example, the document…