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‘To the moon’ or ‘total crash’? Bitcoin price hits new 4-month highs

Bitcoin (BTC) spiked higher around the Jan. 17 Wall Street open as nervous analysts waited for further cues. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Opinions diverge over Bitcoin’s fate Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD briefly touching $21,594 on Bitstamp, marking its highest since Sep. 13. As bullish impulses continued to …

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Bitcoin DeFi ecosystem explained

Besides wBTC, Stacks and Rootstock, BadgerDAO, RenVM and Liquid Network promote various use cases of Bitcoin DeFi. BadgerDAO A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) called BadgerDAO makes it possible for BTC to be utilized as collateral across various DApps. The BadgerDAO uses the Ethereum-based token BADGER for protocol governance and incentive distribution.  Users can earn income …

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Bitcoin hits new post-FTX high as analysis warns move ‘choreographed’

Bitcoin (BTC) hit new two-month highs overnight into Jan. 19 as suspicions over the market’s validity gained momentum. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Concern over BTC liquidity”exploit” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it consolidated above $21,000 after hitting $21,455 on Bitstamp. That marked the pair’s highest point yet …

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SEC of Thailand issues crypto custody provider rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand is working to better protect cryptocurrency investors by introducing new rules for crypto custody services. On Jan. 17, the Thai SEC issued regulations requiring virtual asset service providers (VASP) to establish a digital wallet management system to guarantee efficient custody. The new rules target crypto custodians or VASPs …

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Crypto mining stocks surge to yearly highs after Bitcoin bounces back

The Bitcoin (BTC) price rebound to a multi-month high has rubbed onto the mining stocks as well. Many of these crypto-mining stocks recorded their best monthly performance in a year. The surge in mining stocks also came as a relief for the troubled miners who had to sell a significant chunk of their mined coins …

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BTC forming bottom akin to 2018 with one key difference: Bloomberg analyst

Mike McGlone, Bloomberg’s senior commodity strategist believes Bitcoin (BTC) could be developing a  “bottom” in the same way it did prior to 2019’s bull run but said there is a major difference this time around. During a Jan. 16 interview with crypto podcaster Scott Melker, McGlone argued unlike in 2018 when financial institutions such as …

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Bitcoin price breakout or bull trap? 5K Twitter users weigh in

Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at its highest levels in over two months, but the phrase on every trader’s lips is “bull trap.” After delivering 25% returns in a single week, BTC/USD remains under suspicion for Bitcoin bear market survivors. Bitcoin bull trap fails to convince It has been called the “biggest bull trap” ever seen, …

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Binance to let institutions store crypto with cold custody

Amid the centralized cryptocurrency exchanges (CEX) crisis, crypto exchange Binance is moving to improve its institutional trading services with cold-custody opportunities. On Jan. 16, Binance announced the official launch of Binance Mirror, an off-exchange settlement solution that enables institutional investors to invest and trade using cold custody. The newly launched Mirror service is based on Binance Custody, a …

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Monex wants to buy FTX Japan amid bankruptcy proceedings: Report

In an interview with mainstream media outlet Bloomberg, Monex CEO Oki Matsumoto said that they are interested and expressed that it will be a “very good thing” for them if there will be less competition within the local market. Matsumoto also highlighted that the crypto market within Japan has a lot of potential because companies …

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Bitcoin could see $25K by March 2023 as U.S. dollar prints ‘death cross’ — analysis

Bitcoin (BTC) shows the potential of stretching its ongoing price recovery to $25,000 by March, based on a mix of bullish technical and macro indicators. Bitcoin price exits descending channel range First, Bitcoin’s potential to hit $25,000 comes from its exit from a prevailing descending channel range. A bull run or bull trap? — Cointelegraph …

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