Dutch Official Predicts Crypto Market Crash, Says ‘the Netherlands Must Ban Bitcoin Now’

The director of the Netherlands’ Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, a part of the country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, has predicted “The ultimate collapse of the crypto bubble.” He urges the government to ban bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies immediately. However, the country’s finance minister disagrees that banning cryptocurrency is right for the country. CPB Director Wants Cryptocurrencies Banned Pieter Hasekamp, director of CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), published an article on the official CPB website Friday titled “The Netherlands must ban bitcoin.” The article…

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Bitcoin price moves toward $40K as on-chain and technical analysis favor bulls

Bitcoin price is still 38% away from its all-time high but a handful of technical indicators suggest bulls are gathering strength. Bitcoin (BTC) price saw a bullish turn of events on June 13 as the price broke out to $39,252 but many analysts are still on the fence when it comes to determining whether the digital asset is ready to continue its uptrend.  To date, the crypto market remains on edge and is two months removed from Bitcoin’s all-time high near $65,000. A market analysis from Delphi Digital identified a “major…

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Christine Lagarde Reaffirms ECB’s Crypto Policy as Bitcoin Becomes Legal Tender in El Salvador

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has shared her view on El Salvador making bitcoin legal tender. She confirmed that the central bank’s policy on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has not changed. ECB’s Lagarde Comments on El Salvador Making Bitcoin Legal Tender ECB President Christine Lagarde has shared her view last week on El Salvador’s move to make bitcoin legal tender. The country passed a bill last week making bitcoin legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar. Lagarde first admitted that since she left the International Monetary…

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JPMorgan Warns of Incoming Bitcoin Bear Market Citing ‘Unusual Development’ in Futures

Investment bank JPMorgan Chase has warned of a further bitcoin price decline, expecting an incoming bear market. The bank’s analysts look at the trend in bitcoin futures and see “an unusual development and a reflection of how weak bitcoin demand is at the moment from institutional investors.” However, a number of people disagree with this analysis. JPMorgan Warns of Incoming Bear Market JPMorgan Chase analysts, led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, warned of an incoming bitcoin bear market in a note to investors last week. The analysts looked at bitcoin futures which…

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Resume Accepting Bitcoin When Miners Confirm 50% Clean Energy Usage

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that when there is “confirmation of reasonable (about 50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend,” his electric car company will start accepting bitcoin for payments again. Elon Musk Reveals When Tesla Will Resume Accepting Bitcoin Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about when Tesla will resume accepting bitcoin for payments Sunday. He wrote: When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions. Tesla began accepting bitcoin for car payments in…

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Elon Musk lays out when Tesla will begin accepting Bitcoin payments

Musk responded to a Cointelegraph tweet about Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka calling for the SEC to investigate him over alleged Bitcoin price manipulation. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his electric-vehicle company will start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments once there’s confirmation that miners are utilizing clean energy, offering a glimmer of hope that the FUD surrounding digital assets could soon subside.  Musk responded to a Cointelegraph tweet about recent accusations from Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka, who called on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the billionaire for allegedly…

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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Speaks Publicly for the First Time Since 2013

At the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, attendees listened to the first phone interview with the Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht from the depths of the maximum-security prison in Tucson, Arizona. During the interview, Ulbricht spoke about bitcoin and how the decentralized crypto asset is “transforming the global economy.” Following the phone call, Ulbricht was placed in the hole according to the official Free Ross Twitter account. Ross Ulbricht Speaks About Bitcoin in His First Interview from Prison Ross Ulbricht’s voice was heard by the attendees who went to the Bitcoin…

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, AAVE, KSM, ALGO, TFUEL

AAVE, KSM, ALGO and TFUEL are showing signs of strength while Bitcoin bulls attempt to push BTC price over $38,000. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price continues to be range-bound between $30,000 and $40,000 level for the past few days, which is not necessarily a bearish sign. Generally, after a sharp fall, the price tends to consolidate as the asset transfers from weaker hands to stronger hands. After the transition is complete, the asset breaks out and starts a new uptrend. Usually, the longer the price consolidates in a range, the stronger the…

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Elon Musks lays out when Tesla will begin accepting Bitcoin payments

Musk responded to a Cointelegraph tweet about Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka calling for the SEC to investigate him over alleged Bitcoin price manipulation. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his electric-vehicle company will start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments once there’s confirmation that miners are utilizing clean energy, offering a glimmer of hope that the FUD surrounding digital assets could soon subside.  Musk responded to a Cointelegraph tweet about recent accusations from Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka, who called on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the billionaire for allegedly…

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Cuba’s Central Bank Suspends US Dollar Deposits Nationwide – Officials Cite Embargo ‘Obstacles’

The Republic of Cuba is suspending the use of U.S. dollars due to embargo restrictions with U.S. and foreign banks. The central bank of Cuba’s restrictions stems from the “obstacles that the U.S. embargo creates for the national bank system.” Cuba Bans USD Deposits, BCC Tells Tourists to ‘Arrive With a Currency Other Than the Dollar’ Cuba, the island country located where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean meet, said this week U.S. dollars will be suspended in the country. The mandate comes from the country’s…

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