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From $19,000 to $3,578, this Bitcoin year is a bittersweet symphony; is it end of this cryptocurrency?

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Bitcoin has lost most of its value this year

print-edition iconPrint edition | Finance and economics Nov 29th 2018 ON DECEMBER 17TH 2017 the price of bitcoin on CoinMarketCap, a cryptocurrency exchange, neared $20,000. True believers hoped that was just the beginning. One analyst at a Danish investment bank predicted bitcoin could be worth $100,000 by the end of 2018. The year is not yet over. But as The ...

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Why 2019 Could Be Bitcoin’s Biggest Year to Date

Will bitcoin once again be the dominant cryptocurrency in 2019? According to some analysts, the answer is a solid “yes.” Bitcoin is the oldest cryptocurrency around, and likely stands as the world’s favorite. The asset peaked at nearly $20,000 in December of last year, sparking many new investors to become involved in the crypto space. Exchanges like Coinbase were adding ...

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Swiss Bank Gazprombank to Launch Crypto Services Next Year

Swiss bank Gazprombank recently partnered with fintech startup Avaloq and crypto firm Metaco to offer clients crypto services, an Avaloq press release reports Dec. 6. Fintech company Avaloq and crypto custody solution specialist Metaco are reportedly collaborating with Gazprombank –– which as CHF 3.1 billion ($3.12 billion) in total assets under management ––“to implement their integrated crypto asset solution” aimed ...

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Japanese Police Note Uptick in Reports of Illicit Crypto Transactions This Year

There has been a significant wave of reports of suspicious cryptocurrency transactions to the police in Japan, English-language local media outlet Jiji.com reports Dec. 6. According to the report, the National Police Agency (NPA) have revealed that there have been 5,944 reports to the Japanese police about suspected illegal uses of cryptocurrencies, such as money laundering, between January and October. ...

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Thought you got burned by bitcoin in 2018? Just wait till next year

“But the trend this year is clearly sustainable — it’s a positive trend. The trend is lower prices, lower volatility, reduced speculation, and the preponderance of stable coins,” he said, referring to tokens designed to minimize volatility in prices. Until then, cryptocurrencies have to find a base to see more stability and “we’re not near that base yet.” Source link

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Bitcoin’s Tech Trends of 2018: What This Year Brought Us (Part 1)

Where 2017’s dizzying price highs embedded “hodl” into the public consciousness, 2018 was the year in which “buidl” became a trend in the crypto-industry — and Bitcoin was no exception. Anticipated in Bitcoin Magazine’s first cover story of 2018, Bitcoin’s technological progress only accelerated this year. Improving Bitcoin from around the world, developers and entrepreneurs furthered Segregated Witness adoption, rolled ...

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Crypto Whales Have Almost Doubled Their Ethereum Holdings This Year

The 2018 bear market has been gut-wrenching for many investors, with the bitcoin price down 80 percent from its all-time high and most other assets suffering from declines of 90 percent or greater. Prices have fallen so far, and stayed down for so long, that many investors who bought cryptocurrency in early 2017 but remain profitable are beginning to cash ...

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