Jailed Deepdotweb Admin Denies Earning $15M From Darknet Links

In an interview from prison, one of Deepdotweb’s operators has disputed the $15 million allegedly made from “illegal” referral links, claiming “There was no such amount.” Currently on remand in France, Israeli citizen Tal Prihar stands accused of directing visitors towards darknet markets (DNMs) in his role as Deepdotweb administrator. The popular site published articles about darknet drug busts, new onion services and other stories related to online marketplaces. The 38-year-old believes he is the victim of a U.S. witch hunt. Also read: 6 Darknet Markets for the Crypto Curious…

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CoinMarketCap Now Provides Crypto Investors With Data on Liquidity

Crypto analytics provider CoinMarketCap has announced a new metric for liquidity of crypto exchanges and token pairs, designed to replace volume as the principal metric. Leading crypto data site CoinMarketCap has announced the launch of its new metric to compare exchanges and token pairs based on liquidity. New gadget on the dashboard The announcement comes from The Capital, CoinMarketCap’s inaugural conference in Singapore on Nov. 12, and the tool is now live on the company’s site. The new metric will reportedly incorporate data from 3000 crypto assets. Intending to filter…

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6 Months Before Halving Signs Indicate Bitcoin Miners Are Hoarding

The great bitcoin reward halvings are coming and many newcomers have not experienced a halving event unless they joined the crypto community prior to 2016. A few speculators believe bitcoin miners and whales are hoarding coins right now until after the adjustment so prices will be driven up. Moreover, for the first time, crypto proponents will observe how both BTC and BCH deal with the reward reduction as both networks are mined by some of the same pools. Also read: Generation QE: How Central Banks Create Money From Thin Air…

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From FUD to FOMO – China State Newspaper Says Bitcoin Is ‘Successful’

A major Chinese daily has published an article about Bitcoin. The publication describes the first cryptocurrency as a successful application of the blockchain technology. It provides its readers with the basics they need to know about Bitcoin and highlights some of its main characteristics. Also read: Crypto Banks Gain Regulatory Recognition Across the Globe Xinhua Daily: Bitcoin Is One of the Hottest Topics If there’s one thing that distinguishes democracies from other government regimes, at least at first glance, it’s the speed with which the executive power can bring its…

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Netherlands: Police Arrest Founder of Blockchain Startup That Raised Over $80M

Dutch police have arrested the founder of blockchain game development startup Komodore64 who allegedly raised 78 million euros ($86 million) from investors. Dutch police have arrested the founder of blockchain game development startup Komodore64 that allegedly raised 78 million euros ($86 million) from investors, business-focused news outlet Sprout reported on Nov.  Komodore64 — which launched in June with the objective to create a game platform where transactions are tracked on blockchain — appeared to be a fraudulent scheme that deceived both investors and its own employees. The project and its…

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Alibaba Partners with Lolli to Allow US Shoppers Earn ‘Free Bitcoin’

Alibaba partnered with Bitcoin rewards shopping app Lolli, enabling its shoppers in the U.S. to earn 5% back in Bitcoin. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has partnered with Bitcoin (BTC) rewards shopping app Lolli, enabling its shoppers to earn 5% back in Bitcoin. Alibaba customers can now get Satoshis (sats), the smallest unit of Bitcoin currency, worth 0.00000001 BTC, when shopping “thousands of items online,” Lolli says. World’s biggest retailer and biggest one-day shopping event The partnership was announced on Singles Day, a shopping holiday that is celebrated in China on…

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Price Analysis 11/11: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, TRX

Bitcoin is at a critical level. Will it bounce off the current level or plummet below it? Let’s analyze the charts. The crypto markets are going through a phase of uncertainty with several cryptocurrencies failing to show a firm trend. This is because the markets lack a catalyst that can either pull prices higher or plunge them lower.  However, a developing catalyst could be the launch of the China-backed central bank digital currency (CBDC). Jack Lee, a founding partner at HCM Capital, believes that China’s central bank is ready and…

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Generation QE: How Central Banks Create Money From Thin Air

This year the public has seen a lot of the expansive monetary policy taking place with 37 central banks participating in monetary easing. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand the methods central banks like the Federal Reserve use to increase the money supply and never take the time to understand the process. The following is an in-depth look at how the Federal Reserve or any central bank “prints money” by adding credit to banks’ deposits, lowering the fed funds rate target, and using large-scale open market operations to purchase securities and…

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Dutch Court Orders Facebook to Remove Fake Bitcoin Ads

A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook must remove crypto-related fraudulent investment ads after television producer John de Mol filed a lawsuit against the company. A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook must remove Bitcoin (BTC)-related fraudulent investment ads following local billionaire and television producer John de Mol’s lawsuit against the company, Reuters reported on Nov. 11. De Mol initiated judicial proceedings against the social media giant in June 2019, claiming that Facebook failed to respond to multiple requests to remove ads of a scam that misused his and other…

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Airbnb Now Bookable With Bitcoin and Lightning Network via Fold App

Bitcoin can now be spent to book housing at Airbnb via Fold app gift cards alongside other big-name retailers such as Amazon, Starbucks and Uber. Bitcoin payments app Fold now supports home-sharing giant Airbnb, the firm announced on Nov. 11. Now Fold users can get 3% back in Bitcoin (BTC) on every stay and experience booked on Airbnb. $25 and $100 Airbnb gift cards for Bitcoin Airbnb is now listed on its rewards program called Fold Kickbacks. The program supports Bitcoin’s second layer Lightning Network (LN) allowing to buy gift…

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