Mystery 94K BTC Transaction Becomes Richest Non-Exchange Address

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By Helen Partz

The recipient wallet of the $1 billion Bitcoin (BTCtransaction on Sept. 6 is now presumed to be the first richest non-exchange address.

The recipient wallet of the massive 94,504 Bitcoin ($1.031 billion) transaction is the top richest Bitcoin address that is not reportedly associated with any crypto-related company, according to data from monitoring resource Bitinfocharts.

A third of the coins came from Huobi

According to data by London-based blockchain data provider TokenAnalyst, at least one third of the mysterious transaction directly originates from Huobi exchange. Another analyst, blockchain data and metrics firm Glassnode tweeted that at least 73,000 BTC from the transaction originate from Huobi.

According to an earlier tweet by Crypto Herpes Cat, at least two Bitcoin wallets involved in the notable transaction belong to Huobi. One of the specified wallets is directly involved in the transaction. 

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Bitcoin’s Popular Twitter Handle Abandoned BCH for BTC?

By Sead Fadilpašić

There’s hardly a single inhabitant of Cryptoland who is not aware of the clash between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ever since (or likely even before), in 2017, BCH was created as a hard fork of BTC. However, an interesting and sudden thing happened, as the popular @Bitcoin Twitter handle, that has 967,000 followers and is known for its ardent support of BCH, now seems to be supporting BTC.

People have noticed that, practically overnight, 

  • numerous posts relating to and supporting BCH and its community were deleted

  • BCH-related accounts were unfollowed

  • the Bitcoin whitepaper redirects to Bitcoin-focused website Bitcoin.org, and not to pro-BCH Bitcoin.com

  • the pinned tweet, explaining what BCH is, with @Bitcoin defending it in the comments as a better solution than BTC, was removed

  • what remained are the older pro-BTC tweets.

Old @Bitcoin | source: cryptonews.com

Old @Bitcoin | source: cryptonews.com

New @Bitcoin| source: cryptonews.com

New @Bitcoin| source: cryptonews.com

Given that nobody knows what happened, as expected, people started coming up with their own theories. Some say that Roger Ver, the main proponent of BCH and founder of Bitcoin.com, might’ve returned to BTC, others suggested that Ver sold the account for a lot of money, while some say that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey might be behind this, due to his investment in Lightning Network developer Lightning Labs.

Meanwhile, Autonomous Bitcoin AI #2357 tweeted that Ver previously claimed to know the current owner of the controversial handle: “So, he either must know what happened with the account or there was a fallout between them. Yet he doesn't reveal any information and lets his employees run rampant on r/btc with conspiracy theories instead.”

Roger Ver✔@rogerkver

I've never owned the @Bitcoin account. It is owned by someone involved in Bitcoin since 2009. He supports #BCH, is well known in the Bitcoin ecosystem, but doesn't want to deal with incessant trolling so he has chosen not to make his identity public.

12:22 PM - Apr 9, 2018 · Tokyo-to, Japan

BashCo, moderator of r/Bitcoin subreddit, said that @Bitcoin perhaps “went all in on Bcash on Roger and Craig’s (Craig Wright) advice, and is now broke and angry”, with some disagreeing: 

BashCo@BashCo_

Maybe @bitcoin went all in on Bcash on Roger and Craig’s advice, and is now broke and angry. Would be great to hear what really happened. https://twitter.com/2357_is_prime/status/1163683712938184704 …

Autonomous Bitcoin AI #2357

Replying to @2357_is_prime and 2 others

Roger claimed in the past that he knows the current owner of the handle. So, he either must know what happened with the account or there was a fallout between them. Yet he doesn't reveal any information and lets his employees run rampant on r/btc with conspiracy theories instead.

Kishan@kishanamin97

How would they be broke over the past 6 months it's only increased 450% or even holding since the November hashwar drop only puts you at a 10% gain. Over the last 3 months they've only regained money. Your bias and agenda pushing is showing and it's making you stupid.

4:25 AM - Aug 20, 2019

However, on the question if there’s anything that can be done to save @Bitcoin, Ver himself seems to have replied with “I don’t know.”

We have asked Ver for comment and will update the article if he responds. 

Furthermore, the host of YouTube channel BTC Sessions claims that @Bitcoin has been sending messages to users who’ve blocked the handle, saying: “The @bitcoin account just DM'd me and said he'd love it if any maximalists that have the account blocked would begin to un-block him. Seems a bitcoiner is once again behind the helm. Color me surprised.”

John Carvalho

If @Bitcoin follows me back, then you know it has truly been freed from Roger.

Meanwhile, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee is poking fun at the matter, suggesting his own theory.

Charlie Lee [LTC]✔@SatoshiLite

I have no proof of this, but I think the owner of @bitcoin must have had a romantic relationship with Roger Ver and recently broke up with Roger. That's the only thing that can explain why @bitcoin stopped supporting BCH.

2:58 AM - Aug 20, 2019

Back in June, Cryptonews.com reported that some members of the cryptoland started to speculate that Bitcoin Cash is "on the brink of the collapse and developer coup is under way". Ver denied these statements telling us that “It is fake news”, and that at Bitcoin.com they have “nearly a hundred people all working on Bitcoin Cash including protocol development.”

BCH is fourth on the list by total market capitalization. At pixel time (12:56 AM UTC), it trades at c. USD 317 and is down by 2% in the past 24 hours, by 6% in the past week and by 43% in the past 12 months.


Via CryptoNews.com

US Secretary of State Wants to Regulate BTC Like Other E-Transactions

Golden Bitcoin with judge hammer

By Helen Partz

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes that Bitcoin (BTC) should be regulated the same way as other electronic financial transactions.

Security risks of reduced governmental monitoring

In an interview on Squawk Box on Aug. 20, Pompeo pointed out the risk of anonymous transactions associated with crypto, saying:

“The risk with anonymous transactions is one that we all know well. We know this from 9/11 and terror activity that took place in the 15 years preceding that where we didn’t have good tracking, we didn’t have the capacity to understand money flows and who was moving money.”

CNBC’s co-host Joe Kernen brought up the subject of Bitcoin in terms of terrorism. Kernan raised the question in light of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. Specifically, Kernen recalled a viral claim by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that cash is not used for nefarious activities like Bitcoin is.

When asked for his stance towards Mnuchin’s statements, Pompeo appeared to support the Secretary to a degree, expressing his hope that crypto and anonymous transactions will not become the norm since that “would decrease the security for the world.”

Equal regulation

However, in contrast to Mnuchin’s intentions to enforce strong regulations in the space, Pompeo expressed his vision of regulating Bitcoin the same way as all other electronic financial transactions today.

Recently, a former exec at German multinational investment bank Deutsche Bank published an article urging that Bitcoin is a leading indicator of hidden geopolitical tensions.

Via CoinTelegraph.com

Iranian Police Seize Batch of 117 Smuggled Crypto Mining Machines

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Ana Alexandre reports:

Iranian provincial police have arrested an individual smuggling in cryptocurrency mining machines, local news agency Fars News reported on July 31.

The Saveh Police Department's Anti-Trafficking Police seized a truck allegedly carrying 117 cryptocurrency mining machines to the value of 11.7 billion Iranian rials ($277,876 at press time).

According to Sardar Kiomars Azizi, a Police News Agency official, the police confiscated the aforementioned crypto mining equipment and arrested the truck driver.

Crypto mining in complicated regulatory territory

The news comes in the wake of the Iranian government’s authorization of cryptocurrency mining as an industrial activity in July. Now, entities engaged in the crypto mining will be required to seek a license from Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

The government’s decision nonetheless underscores that using cryptocurrencies for domestic transactions remains outlawed and that those engaged in the industry should bear responsibility for the risks without any guarantees from the government or local banking sector.

While mining may now be legal, Deputy President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration Jamal Arounaghi recently noted that the agency has not issued any licenses for importing the equipment. 

Electricity costs and economic contribution

Also in July, the Iranian Economic Commission finalized an electricity pricing scheme for cryptocurrency miners. Energy Minister Homayoon Ha’eri did not elaborate on the exact price scheme, although he stated that the price is dependent on market factors such as fuel prices in the Persian Gulf.

The head of Iran Electrical Industry Syndicate, Ali Bakhshi, previously proposed a price of $0.07 per kilowatt hour for cryptocurrency miners. Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, the Energy Ministry spokesman for the power department, previously stated that the production of a single Bitcoin uses about $1,400 in state subsidies.

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemmati previously argued that digital currency miners in Iran should contribute to the country’s economy, rather than letting mined Bitcoin (BTC) escape abroad.


Via Cointelegraph.com

Bitcoin Breaks $13,000 As Rally Continues

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Ana Alexandre reports:

Bitcoin (BTC) has broken the $13,000 price mark, and many of the top-20 cryptocurrencies showing double-digit gains on the day, according to Coin360.

BTC broke the $12,000 level earlier today, and has continued surging to trade at $13,252 at press time. The leading coin has gained over 16% on the day. Today, Bitcoin’s market dominance climbed to over 60% for the first time since April 2017.

Bitcoin’s recent rally has caused a stir in the crypto community, wherein some of its players have made predictions on its further price dynamics. Today, eToro analyst Simon Peters claimed that BTC prices could match their all-time high of $20,000 within the next two weeks — and could hit $50,000 or $100,000 by the end of the year.

Ether (ETH) is trading at around $349.20 at press time, with an increase of 12% over the past 24 hours. The altcoin started the day at $309, with its current price marking today’s high.

Ripple (XRP) has been demonstrating a calmer price performance, reporting a 5.30% increase over the day to trade at $0.486 at press time. XRP’s market capitalization is currently around $20.4 billion, which is nearly $17 billion less tha[n] Ethereum’s.

NEM (XEM) and NEO (NEO) have reported double-digit gains of 18.33% and 10.11% respectively on the day. Monero (XMR) is the only loser on the top-20 list, with a 2.83% loss on the day.

Total market cap of all digital currencies is around $376 billion as of press time, while the daily trading volume has reached $108 billion.

Oil prices also demonstrated a rise today, with U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures being at $58.95 per barrel, up $1.12 from their last settlement, and WTI hitting its highest level since May 30 at $59.13 a barrel, CNBC reported.

Gold, by contrast, fell 1% today, wherein Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,411.3 per ounce on track to snap a six-session long winning streak.

Via Cointelegraph.com

When Is The Best Time to Buy Bitcoin?

When Is The Best Time to Buy Bitcoin?

You’ve done your homework, set up a wallet, and decided to make Bitcoin a part of your investment portfolio. Now, the only question is when to buy Bitcoin . With cryptocurrency prices still experiencing historic levels of volatility, it can be difficult to choose an entry point. After all, there are still heaps of folks who succumbed to the FOMO – fear of missing out – in December and saw prices fall more than 70 percent just two months later.

We’re going to limit our discussion here to Bitcoin, the largest, oldest, and arguably most stable of the available cryptocurrencies, but these general tips can apply to almost any coin. The key takeaways are understanding the basics of technical analysis, reading market sentiment, and choosing an appropriate investment level.

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Rogue Coin Radio Shows 15-16 May 2018 -- BTC Crash, Lite Coin to the Moon

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The RogueCoinRadio crew of Cowboy, Z, V and Frank return with two early April episodes discussing how to trade bitcoin in a down market. With the news that India's central bank is banning the leading crypto-coin you won't want to miss the latest from the RemainCalmSchool masters. Make sure you learn how to trade with 20 videos and training manuals before executing trades! -- JWS

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The RemainCalmSchool masters are back to teach you how crypto profits can be made when there's 'blood in the streets' from another Bitcoin beat down.

Listen to V, Cowboy, CryptoZ and Frank DeLalla, then sign up at RemainCalmSchool.com and learn via the community Slack channel and earn through live charting with the pros Z and Cowboy how to trade cryptos -- JWS

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Tatiana is the creator of Tatiana Coin, the world’s first ever artist cryptocurrency. Tatiana Coin and other artists coins allow for connecting fans directly to artists. A driving force in the industry, she is also the Founder of Crypto Media Hub, a PR, marketing and advertising agency for the Bitcoin space.  “The Tatiana Show” podcast streams on several outlets, including the Let’s Talk Bitcoin network, and is quickly growing with thousands of listeners each week. Tatiana performs and speaks at conferences all over the world, including SXSW, Nasdaq, the National Libertarian Party Convention, Freedom Fest, and Inside Bitcoins. She has appeared on Fox’s Stossel, the New York Times, Billboard, RT America, Infowars, International Business Times, Bitcoin Magazine, Sonic Scoop and many more.

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