Tag: BTC

Bitcoin puzzle painting solved: winner claims 4.87 BTC

In 2015 @coin_artist published a painting, which contained a hidden private key for a BTC wallet with 4.87 BTC. Whoever deciphered the private key from the painting would gain access to the money as a reward. Last week the BTC have been transferred from the address, putting an end to 3 years of treasure hunting. Verifying the claim To make sure @coin_artist didn’t empty the wallet himself, Motherboard reached out to him to verify the puzzle has been solved. In a Telegram message, it seems that someone different had alerted the author the puzzle has been solved. The winner...

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Bitcoin’s price falls below USD 8,500, the lowest for more than 2 months

Bitcoin has been declining steadily since the beginning of the year. On January 6th, the most popular cryptocurrency hit its ATH at around $17,000 USD. Today, however, the price of BTC has fallen below $8,500 USD and at the time of writing it’s $8,421 USD, according to Coinmarketcap. Bitcoin price Earlier this week, we reported on the falls of Bitcoin and the market as a whole. Yesterday another wave arrived. Bitcoin lost over 15% over the last twenty-four hours. Initially, it seemed that this was due to the Indian Minister of Finance’s vague statement that Bitcoin “is not a...

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57 Ukrainian politicians declare over 21,000 BTC

Ukrainian politicians were required to declare their assets in an anti-corruption probe. Since there is no legal framework to tax cryptocurrencies, officials were eager embrace this form of ownership. Surprisingly, the largest number of BTC owners work in the Odessa regional council, with the Kiev Verhovnaya Rada only in second place. The leading cryptocurrencies declared were Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Over 21,000 BTC RBC reported that “according to the research, all officials have [a total of] 21,128 bitcoins. This number is only an estimate and does not include altcoins or other crypto assets declared in hryvnia.” Most of cryptocurrencies...

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Peter Thiel’s Fund invests millions in Bitcoin.

Bitcoin attracts the biggest investors from all over the world. Cryptocurrency is an opportunity to earn money, and to develop innovative technologies. No wonder that digital currencies are some of the most profitable investments in recent years. Who is Peter Thiel? Peter Thiel founded the Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital company. Thiel is one of PayPal’s co-creators, and he famously invested in Facebook early on. In addition, Thiel advises the Trump administration on technological matters. In October, Thiel spoke positively about Bitcoin: While I’m skeptical of most [cryptocurrencies], I do think people underestimate bitcoin a little bit, specifically,...

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Coinbase introduces Bitcoin Cash, the whole market in retreat, BTC loses 12% of its value

Coinbase – the biggest crypto exchange in the world has just launched BCH pairs. We didn’t have to wait until the market reacted. Bitcoin Cash continues to flourish, while BTC loses 12% of its value. Everything happened during the last 24 hours. Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase At this moment it is possible to deposit and withdraw BCH at Coinbase. Transactions with this cryptocurrency will be available with higher BCH liquidity at GDAX exchange (which is connected to Coinbase). You can read more about this at Coinbase’s official blog. With the introduction of the new cryptocurrency, every user will have BCH...

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