Tom Lee’s Bitcoin Misery Index Hits Highest Value Since 2016 in Possible Bull Signal

Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee revealed that his “Bitcoin Misery Index” has recently hit its highest figure since June 2016, in what he suggests could be a good or a bad sign. Wall Street strategist and co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors Thomas Lee revealed on April 11 that his “Bitcoin Misery Index” (BMI) recently hit its highest figure since June 2016. He suggested the data could be a good or a bad sign. The BMI — which Lee designed with the aim of informing investors of how “miserable” Bitcoin (BTC) holders are…

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested in London, Site’s Bitcoin Donations Spike

Julian Assange, co-founder of Wikileaks and early Bitcoin supporter, was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and faces extradition to the U.S. on conspiracy charges. Having spent the last seven years seeking asylum in the embassy, Assange has at last lost the support of the Ecuadorian government. He was arrested on April 11, 2019, for failing to appear in British courts. Originally in hiding due to a Swedish arrest warrant over allegations of sexual assault completely unrelated to his involvement with Wikileaks, these charges have since been dropped altogether.…

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Chinese Bitcoin Miners Suffer in Iran Despite Cheap Power

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng. Many Chinese cryptominers have migrated to places with cheap electricity and favorable policies as a result of the escalated government crackdown on cryptocurrency and its production process. With the rapid downfall of bitcoin prices in late 2018 and increasing electricity bills, Chinese mining investors are looking for alternative places to sustain their businesses. The tightened regulations on cryptomining in the country, for the risk of crypto speculation and concerns about energy usage, urge them to speed up their…

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How Mobile Browsers Are Driving the Next Wave of Cryptocurrency Adoption

You may not have noticed, but crypto’s first killer app is already here. It’s called the mobile browser. Until recently, mobile internet browsers were little more than a means to connect to the web on the go. Then, developers began integrating crypto-friendly functionality such as wallet, dapp store, and VPN, supercharging the humble mobile browser and transforming it into a powerful toolkit with a range of applications. Also read: Simple Bitcoin Widget Gives You Crypto Prices on the Go Using Crypto on the Go Is Getting Easier Mobile web browsers…

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Simple Bitcoin Widget Gives You Crypto Prices on the Go

Traders and enthusiasts who wish to stay informed about cryptocurrency price movements need easy to use software that can do the job. Simple Bitcoin Widget is an open source application that pulls market data for popular coins from major trading platforms to update you on the go. Also read: How to Easily Find Businesses That Accept Bitcoin Cash Near You Free Widget Tracks Popular Cryptocurrencies Simple Bitcoin Widget, developed for Android devices, has over 100,000 installs from the Google Play store. It is not a full application, which means it…

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Regulators Tackle Businesses in Europe’s Crypto-Friendly Nations

There’s a group of countries on the Old Continent that have recognized the potential of the newly forming cryptoconomy. In the past couple of years, nations such as Malta, Switzerland and Estonia have been making efforts to attract businesses from the nascent industry, often rebuffed elsewhere. However, registering and running a crypto company, even in the most favorable climates, comes with certain challenges as businesses across the continent have been finding out. Also read: Online Bank Mistertango Offers Crypto Companies Multiple Accounts and Ibans Four Months Later, Malta Approves First…

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Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH

On April 10, software developer Karol Trzeszczkowski launched a platform called the Last Will, a smart contract program for the inheritance of bitcoin cash (BCH). The Last Will protocol is an Electron Cash plugin that allows users to create and manage BCH endowments. Also read: How to Easily Find Businesses That Accept Bitcoin Cash Near You Last Will: A Noncustodial and Permissionless Bitcoin Cash Inheritance Solution BCH supporters have been introduced to a new platform called Last Will, an inheritance contract creation protocol and manager. The platform utilizes checkdatasig covenants…

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Coinbase Introduces Debit Card Linked to Cryptocurrency Balances for U.K. Customers

Major U.S.-based crypto platform Coinbase has launched the Coinbase Card, a debit card that lets U.K. customers make purchases online and in-store using cryptocurrency. The new card will link the customers’ crypto balances held on the Coinbase platform with their debit cards — converting crypto holdings into fiat currencies to complete each transaction. The Coinbase card gives users the ability to make payments via “contactless, Chip and PIN, as well as cash withdrawals from ATMs,” an official press release from the exchange states. The debit cards will be issued by…

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Bittrex Goes on the Offensive After BitLicense Rejection

Bittrex, a United States–based cryptocurrency exchange platform, has issued a response to the recent setback in its plans to expand to New York. Yesterday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) rejected the exchange’s BitLicense application, a requirement for offering crypto-based services to New Yorkers. NYDFS also published a letter addressed to Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara, where it cited inadequate Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) standards as reasons for its denial. Bittrex had applied for the permit in August 2015 and…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 12

While fundamentals in the sector are improving, it still lacks the full-fledged involvement of institutional players. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The launch of the eagerly awaited platform Bakkt has been postponed a few times, but the firm has continued to focus on building its team. It recently hired…

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