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Privacy and Scalability of Lightning Network Lower Than Expected: Report

Researchers from cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX have suggested that the privacy and scalability benefits of Bitcoin’s (BTC) implementation of the Lightning Network are less than expected.A report published by BitMEX on Jan. 11 illustrates the researchers’ efforts to determine the growth of the Lightning Network by trying to extrapolate information

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Japan’s Financial Watchdog to Set Low Leverage Cap for Crypto Margin Traders: Report

Japan's top financial regulator plans to reduce the risk to cryptocurrency margin traders by cutting the permitted leverage to two times the deposit. The Financial Services Agency will impose the new rule in a revision to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act expected in spring, Japan Times sources said in

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JPMorgan Report Shows Bitcoin Institutional Demand is Rising, And It’s Crucial

According to JPMorgan managing director Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, the activity of the CME bitcoin futures contract has increased in the past year. It indicates that the demand for BTC and new options contract for the dominant cryptocurrency is high.Institutional demand for bitcoin is critical in long-termThe cryptocurrency market has grown throughout

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Japan Crypto Exchanges Face Imminent Margin Trading Limits: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan will face significant restrictions on margin trading as soon as this Spring, according to reports.Referencing sources at Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), local English-language news outlet Japan Times revealed plans to limit margin leverage to twice the total of

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Bitcoin Price Will Be Golden in 2020 Thanks to Limited Supply, Increasing Use: Bloomberg Report

Increasing global uncertainties and a weak dollar will likely push more investors into bitcoin as it becomes recognized as a store of value. The cryptocurrency's fixed supply will further drive price increases throughout the year, Bloomberg analysts predict. Bloomberg's 2020 crypto outlook report, published Monday, predicts bitcoin's price could move

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Turkey’s Financial Watchdog Plans to Regulate Crypto Markets, Report Says

Capital Markets Board of Turkey has plans to regulate crypto transactions, according to local sources.Capital Markets Board of Turkey (CMB), the regulatory body overseeing securities markets in the country, is developing a guideline to observe, audit, and regulate the crypto markets in the country, major Turkish media outlet Hurriyet

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Bitcoin Wealth Inequality Drops in 2019 Unlike Ether, Litecoin: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) whales may have made headlines this month, but its wealth is more evenly distributed in 2019 — the opposite of major altcoins.That was among the findings of research by Clovr, which analyzed wallets and transactions from various cryptocurrencies in November.Bitcoin majority ownership requirement still topThe results showed

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