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Two individuals were charged yesterday for their suspected involvement in a two-year cryptocurrency SIM swapping scam. The suspects are believed to have taken control of telephone numbers and attempted to gain access to various online accounts to steal digital currency from victims. The pair were arrested last Thursday. They face charges of wire fraud, computer fraud…
Almost one million customers of an Indian bank are currently without access to the money they deposited with the institution. The incident serves as yet another reminder of the shortcomings of the current banking system and the potential improvements offered by crypto. The bank in question has been under investigation for fraud and Mumbai police…
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is exploring building a cryptocurrency trading platform for both investments and in-store/online purchases. This move would make the bank — the largest in Canada by market capitalization, with $661 billion CAD ($499 billion) in assets under management — the first in the country to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. The…
While Bitcoin (BTC) is around 17% lower than its local top of $10,500 established late in October, many analysts have concluded that the bull case for the cryptocurrency market is brewing once again. In fact, an analyst recently floated a prediction that the BTC price could reach as high as $11,500 in a few weeks’…
Over the past few months, analysts have been questioning if Bitcoin (BTC) really is in a bull market. Just two weeks ago, the leading cryptocurrency was down nearly 50% from its year-to-date peak of $14,000 — something that many took as a signal that Bitcoin was back in a bear market phase. But, a key…
All eyes may be on Bitcoin (BTC), but an analyst is suggesting that it may be time to pay Ethereum (ETH) some heed. The second-largest cryptocurrency has struggled alongside BTC as of late, falling by a similar amount to the market leader. Like Bitcoin, ETH is stagnating, though technical indicators suggest impending volatility for the…
On Friday, the Bitcoin (BTC) market took a turn for the worst. The leading cryptocurrency, as reported by this outlet, tanked from $9,250 to $8,700 in a number of hours, with bulls running out of steam. While the bearish pressure has stopped, with Bitcoin finding some support at $8,850 as the short-term downtrend has ended,…
For the longest time, Bitcoin investors have been shooting for the moon, calling for the BTC price to hit lofty price points, like $50,000 and $100,000. The cryptocurrency has the potential to usurp traditional power schema, after all. But, Peter Schiff, a leading gold investor, doesn’t think such appreciation will take place. Related Reading: ‘Discount Bitcoin…
A financial forecasting tool that predicts bitcoin market cap would hit a trillion-dollar valuation is misleading, according to cryptocurrency analyst Alex Krüger. The noted economist called Bitcoin’s Stock-to-Flow Model (S2F) “massively overhyped” as he criticized it for not assessing certain crucial parameters. In retrospective, S2F is a ratio of a commodity’s stock (the units in…
For the first time in days, even over a week, Bitcoin (BTC) has started to show signs of a short-term trend forming. As of the time of writing this article, the leading cryptocurrency is at $9,400, up some 2% in the past 24 hours. Earlier today, the BTC price reached as high as $9,550 on some exchanges,…