Bitcoin premium hits 60% in Nigeria as it limits ATM cash withdrawals

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) in Nigeria has skyrocketed to well above market levels amid continued efforts by the central bank to push its citizens into digitalized cash. At the time of writing, the price of 1 BTC on Nigerian crypto exchange NairaEX is currently 17.8 million Naira, equating to a whopping $38,792. This represents more than a 60% premium over the current market price of Bitcoin, which is around $23,700 at the time of writing. It comes as the Central Bank of Nigeria has continued to impose limits on…

Roger Ver, ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Turned Bitcoin Cash Advocate, Says He Has Money to Pay Crypto Lender Genesis, Now in Bankruptcy

“I have sufficient funds on hand to pay Genesis the sums allegedly owed, and I’m happy to pay what I actually owe,” wrote Ver, who now advocates for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. “However, Genesis was required by our agreement to remain solvent – as Genesis can’t ask its clients to play a ‘Heads clients lose, tails Genesis wins’ game.” Source

Raydium exploiter moves $2.7M to crypto mixer Tornado Cash

In an alert, blockchain security firm CertiK reported that the Raydium protocol exploiter had sent 1,774.5 Ether (ETH) to the mixer. The amount is worth around $2.7 million at the time of writing. While security teams from various exchanges continue to combat the efforts of hackers, funds continue to flow to the sanctioned cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash.  #CertiKSkynetAlert We are seeing ~1,774.5 ETH (~$2.7M) being deposited into @TornadoCash from the Raydium exploiter 0xb98ac as labeled on https://t.co/lb2v6r8c4s. Stay vigilant! pic.twitter.com/JVqWAw9MVO — CertiK Alert (@CertiKAlert) January 19, 2023 The attack on…

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Kickstarts Rally with 10% Price Gains, Ahead of May 2023 Hard Fork

The Bitcoin Cash hard fork ahead this year will bring added security and privacy to the network with CashTokens enabling decentralized applications (Dapps) to run. The price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the native crypto of the first offshoot of the Bitcoin blockchain, has shot up by more than 10% in the last 24 hours. As of press time, BCH is trading at a price of $120 with a market cap of $2.37 billion. The latest rally in the BCH also coincides with the broader pump in the altcoin space this…

China Recognizes Digital Yuan in Cash Circulation Data

The update on the digital yuan in circulation was revealed by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) in the 2022 Financial Statistics Report.   For the first time, China included the digital yuan while calculating the amount of currency in circulation in December. This is significant to the country and the early adopters of the central bank digital currency. History will also recognize China as one of the first countries to develop its central bank digital currency. The country also conducted pilot tests and trials toward the launch of its digital yuan.…