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First Mover: As Bitcoin Tops $13K, Analyst Explains How Blockchain Gives Clues on Next Move

Bitcoin was higher, just above $13,000 and rising for a seventh straight day – the longest winning streak in six months. “A continuation would probably require more positive news,” Matt Blom, head of sales and trading for the publicly traded cryptocurrency firm Diginex, wrote Thursday in a note to clients.In traditional markets,

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Sharp Bitcoin price move brewing as BTC volatility falls to a 16-month low

Bitcoin (BTC) options aggregate open interest has increased to $2 billion, which is 13% below the all-time high. Although the open interest is still heavily concentrated on Deribit exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has also reached $300 million.In simple terms, options derivatives contracts allow investors to buy protection, either

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Calls on Power Users to Move to Layer 2 Scaling

In the face of Ethereum’s recent rocketing transaction fees, its founder and chief scientist, Vitalik Buterin, called on users of the second-largest blockchain to move over to scaling solutions that are “already here for many classes of applications.”Buterin took the opportunity while speaking at the opening keynote of CryptoX’s invest:

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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

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