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BAT Hits Quarter-Billion Valuation after Wikipedia Integration

The market capitalization of Basic Attention Token (BAT) retested the $250-million territory shortly after declaring that it has added Wikipedia to its list of verified publishers. Data on CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app showed that BAT soared towards a $260 billion market cap as of about 0730 UTC today. The move uphill pushed the BAT-to-dollar…

Bitcoin is Rock Solid against All Altcoins – Except One

Bitcoin is stealing capital from thousands of similar cryptocurrencies as it goes on to become the benchmark asset for its kind. The world’s first and foremost cryptocurrency saw its value surging against altcoins since October 2018. The ETH/BTC instrument, representing the exchange rate of the second largest blockchain project Ethereum against bitcoin, dropped by 63…

Bitcoin Rises $780 in 4 Hours; What’s Driving the Pump

After registering a dismissive performance late last week, bitcoin has opened Monday with a bang. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate surged by $780, or 7.88 percent, to establish its intraday high towards $10,680, according to data provided by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app. The move uphill appeared technical – wherein traders found psychological support around the…

Nikkei Report Exposes PBoC’s Fear of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is giving the People’s Bank of China sleepless nights, according to a new report by the Nikkei Asian Review. The media coverage highlights how people in China have shown a middle-finger to the capital control measures imposed by their central bank and government. They are purchasing bitcoins en masse and using them in offshore…

Bitcoin Drops Ahead of Global Central Bankers Meet

Bitcoin is sliding downwards as investors await the meeting of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, starting today. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate today plunged to $9,810.44, according to data provided by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app. At its weekly best, the pair was trading as high as $10,879.38. The move downward came despite warnings…

Bitcoin and Gold are Collectibles: Fund Manager

A fund manager associated with Pennsylvania-based investment management firm Valley Forge has questioned the safe-haven status of both Gold and its digital rival Bitcoin. Dev Kantesaria said in an interview with Business Insider that both the assets are no less than collectibles. “You are actually not buying any protection, you’re simply speculating,” the analyst noted….

Blow to Bitcoin as Trump Postpones China Tariffs

Bitcoin traded lower on Wednesday as the US delayed its plans to introduce fresh tariffs on some Chinese goods, registering yet another instance wherein the cryptocurrency shows correlation with macroeconomic events. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate established an intraday low of $10,574.08, according to data fetched by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app. That brought the pair’s…