Bitmex parent 100x appoints German stock exchange exec as new CEO

Amid ongoing legal action from U.S. authorities, the company behind Bitmex — 100x — has announced a new CEO. 100x — the holding group for Bitmex’s parent company — has announced the appointment of a permanent new CEO in the wake of charges filed in Octob against the exchange’s co-founders, including former CEO of both 100x and Bitmex, Arthur Hayes. On Dec. 1, 100x announced that the former chief executive officer of German stock exchange Borse Stuttgart GmbH, Alexander Hoptner, will take over as CEO during January 2021. Hoptner will…

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Status of Second Stimulus Checks as Deadline for Government Shutdown Draws Near

As Americans wait to hear if they will receive second stimulus checks, lawmakers are scrambling to avert the looming government shutdown. A spending bill, which could include some stimulus measures, must be passed before the Dec. 11 deadline to avoid the shutdown. Stimulus Payments Affected by Government Shutdown As U.S. lawmakers continue their stimulus negotiations, including providing Americans with the second round of direct payments, the government is facing a shutdown, which could be prevented if lawmakers can pass a spending bill before the Dec. 11 deadline. Congress returned to…

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Authorities shut off electricity to Bitcoin miners in China’s Yunnan province

Local media reports indicate electricity producers in Yunnan, China’s fourth-largest province by Bitcoin hash rate, have been ordered not to provide power to crypto mines. Local sources report that authorities from the city of Baoshan in the Chinese province of Yunnan are escalating efforts to crack down on Bitcoin miners, ordering electricity producers to cease supplying power to the city’s miners. On Nov. 30, Chinese crypto reporter Colin Wu tweeted that several miners had informed him of the ban, sharing what appear to be scanned copies of official documents issued…

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4 key indicators reflect extreme optimism from pro Bitcoin traders

Key derivatives indicators show pro traders remain strongly bullish even as Bitcoin price continues to reject at $19,800. Most investors that follow Bitcoin will have recently heard about the growing impact Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options markets have on Bitcoin price. The same can be said for the price swings caused by liquidations at OKEx and Huobi exchanges. Considering that derivatives markets are now playing a much bigger role in Bitcoin price fluctuations, it is becoming increasingly necessary to review some of the key metrics professional traders use to gauge…

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ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Downplays Bitcoin’s Risks to Financial Stability, Troubled by Stablecoins

ECB President Christine Lagarde downplays any risks bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could pose to financial stability and monetary sovereignty. In contrast, she sees stablecoins, such as Facebook-backed libra, as posing “serious risks.” Christine Lagarde, Bitcoin, and Facebook’s Libra The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, shared her view on the future of money in an article published Monday in L’ena hors les murs magazine. She specifically discussed “bitcoin or other crypto-assets that have been trying to gain a foothold in the digital payments space and to anchor…

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This Bitcoin mining company’s stock is in free fall following Q3 loss

The third quarter was tough for mining rig manufacturers as the impact of COVID-19 continued to weigh heavily on the space. The stock of one of China’s “Big Three” mining firms is in free fall Monday after reporting another quarterly loss, underscoring the operating challenges imposed by COVID-19. Canaan Creative, which manufactures mining rigs, released its third-quarter financial results Monday. The company posted a net loss of $12.7 million, or 54 cents per share, on revenues of $24 million. Although quarterly revenues grew 5%, the company’s net losses more than…

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XRP price now eyeing $1.00 after key support level holds, BTC price soars

XRP price must break a key resistance level before $1.00 becomes a real possibility. While Bitcoin (BTC) is facing a potential new all-time high, other coins are showing strength as well. One of those coins is XRP, which has been going vertical in the previous weeks.  XRP’s price surged from $0.22 to a high of $0.78 during the month of November, which immediately ended up in a massive correction toward $0.45. Let’s take a look at the XRP price charts to determine whether this was an entry opportunity before the…

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Price analysis 11/30: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LINK, LTC, ADA, DOT, BNB, XLM

Bitcoin broke out to secure a new 2020 high at $19,863 and altcoins look ready to follow BTC higher. Bitcoin (BTC) price came within striking distance of hitting a new all-time high today. This shows that institutional and retail investors continue to buy on every dip and BTC is in a strong uptrend. Hence, traders should not urgently looking to call a top. While Bitcoin has been creating new records, gold has corrected about 15% from its all-time high. This shows that traders are dumping their positions and this led to…

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Russia’s Sberbank plans release of its own crypto token, the ‘Sbercoin’

With new legislation on digital assets coming into effect in a month, Russian financial institutions are looking to act. With a new law coming into effect in Russian, the country’s largest bank is planning a new blockchain platform for trading, as well as a native token. According to a Monday report from Russian business news outlet RBC, Sberbank is planning to jump into crypto come 2021 when a new law “On Digital Financial Assets,” or DFA, is set to come into effect.  The news came from Herman Gref, the CEO…

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Earnfinance Is a Powerful DeFi Platform for Staking, Farming and Borrowing – YFE Presale Is Live

PRESS RELEASE. What is yield farming? Yield farming, also referred to as liquidity mining, is a way to generate rewards with cryptocurrency holdings. In simple terms, it means locking up cryptocurrencies and getting rewards. In some sense, yield farming can be paralleled with staking. However, there’s a lot of complexity going on in the background. In many cases, it works with users called liquidity providers (LP) that add funds to liquidity pools. What is Earn finance ? Earn Finance : is a blockchain agnostic decentralized finance (DeFi) aggregator platform that…

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