Google Searches for ‘Bitcoin Halving’ Get Higher Than 4/20

Interest in the term has steadily ramped up since the start of 2024, alongside search interest in the phrase “Bitcoin” (which is still below its 2017 peak in terms of search interest). The surge in interest this month is notable considering bitcoin’s (BTC) recent rally has stalled out, including turbulence this week, which saw it drop from a high around $70,000 last Friday to $63,000 today. Original

320 Million USDT Inflow Could Ignite Price Surge

The winds of change are swirling around Ethereum (ETH), the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency. While the Ethereum network itself is buzzing with activity, the price of ETH has taken a tumble in recent days, leaving investors scratching their heads. A glimmer of hope emerged with Tether’s (USDT) recent movement. Tether, the issuer of the world’s most popular stablecoin pegged to the US dollar, transferred a whopping $318 million worth of USDT from its treasury wallet directly to exchanges on the Ethereum network. Source: X This outflow suggests potential anticipation of increased…

Bitcoin ransomware defrauds over 250 companies for $42m

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials warn the public about the spread of Akira ransomware. According to an FBI statement, Akira Bitcoin (BTC) ransomware caused multi-million dollar losses to various companies and organizations in North America, Europe, and Australia. Malicious software gains access to enterprise infrastructure through a VPN, accessing software without multi-factor authentication. Akira then steals confidential data and essential information, blocking access to the system. Next, a message demanding a ransom is displayed on the screen. Hackers use Bitcoin as a payment method. As a result of the spread of…

Leaving Behind Bitcoin Sectarianism

Having said that, I’ve been humbled by my own business trip-ups trying to make a work-around to Bitcoin’s inbuilt limitations. After years of experimenting on Bitcoin and having to rewrite my core software due to an avalanche of tech debt trying to cross-compile with the whole Bitcoin C++ project, and many years of boom and bust, I’m finally shipping. And I’m shipping on Litecoin first. Because, hey, Litecoiners are nice people. They, like me, have been humbled by pain. Original

Toncoin Price Jumps 17% As Tether Widens Payment Choices On Telegram’s TON Network

Tether, the company behind the largest stablecoin in the market, USDT, has made a significant expansion move that has propelled the Toncoin price, the native token of The Open Network (TON), by 17% in the past 24 hours.  Tether Expands Reach To 15 Blockchains On Friday, Tether announced the launch of its USDT dollar-pegged token and Tether Gold (XAUT), a gold-backed digital token, on The Open Network. This development marks a significant move for Tether, expanding its presence to 15 blockchains.  The integration of TON with Telegram, which boasts over…

Spot Bitcoin ETFs Record 5 Consecutive Day of Outflows; Analyst Declares Cool-Off ‘Totally Normal’

U.S. spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen outflows for the fifth consecutive day since April 12, with a reduction totaling $4.3 million during Wednesday’s trading sessions. ETF Analyst’s Perspective: Recent Bitcoin ETF Outflows Within Expected Norms The newly launched spot bitcoin ETFs have been active on the stock market for 99 days, having commenced […] Original

Crypto Expert Predicts A Narrative Shift Post-Bitcoin Halving

Crypto expert Michaël van de Poppe has provided insights into what to expect when the Bitcoin halving occurs on April 19. As part of his analysis, van de Poppe suggested that the attention might shift from Bitcoin once the event occurs.  A Narrative Shift To Occur Post-Halving Van de Poppe mentioned in an X (formerly Twitter) post that narratives will change as the halving event approaches but failed to specify what the new narrative will be when this happens. However, in a previous X post, the crypto expert laid out…

Bitcoin Halving Could Catalyzed $100,000 Price Surge: Bitwise CEO

As the cryptocurrency community excitedly awaits the impending Bitcoin halving, Bitwise Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hunter Horsley has weighed in on its impact on BTC, predicting that the event could potentially propel prices to $100,000 or even higher. Horsley expressed his optimistic outlook toward the upcoming Bitcoin Halving on the X (formerly Twitter) platform. Every four years, the Halving has historically been linked to greater price increases, and Horsley’s upbeat view indicates that this cycle might be no different from the others. Upcoming Bitcoin Halving Is Being Underestimated According to…

Data Ownership Protocol (DOP) Partners With Bitcoin.com to Pioneer Data Sovereignty in Crypto

Integration Promises Enhanced Privacy for Bitcoin.com Wallet Users Bitcoin.com, a leading platform for cryptocurrency users, announces its strategic partnership with the Data Ownership Protocol (DOP) to empower users with unprecedented control over their data within the Bitcoin.com ecosystem and beyond. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the quest for data sovereignty in the crypto […] Original