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Cosmos (ATOM) now available as collateral on Bitfinex Borrow

CryptoNinjas » Cosmos (ATOM) now available as collateral on Bitfinex Borrow Bitfinex, the popular cryptocurrency token trading platform, today announced it has added Cosmos (ATOM) as collateral on Bitfinex Borrow, the platform’s peer-to-peer (P2P) digital token loan portal, after it was successful in a social media poll. The majority of Bitfinex’s growing community chose ATOM, the native cryptocurrency for Cosmos’s decentralized network enabling data exchanges between different blockchains. “We’re delighted to add ATOM to the suite of digital tokens available on Bitfinex Borrow after its poll success across our social channels,” said Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex. “We anticipate a…

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$623 Million In Stolen Bitcoin From 2016 Bitfinex Hack Has Been Moved

More than 10,000 BTC stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in 2016 has been moved to a new address. According to blockchain analysis service Whale Alert, 10,057 bitcoin (worth some $623 million at the time of this writing) that were stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in 2016 was transferred in a series of transactions yesterday. Whale Alert shared the transactions across more than 60 tweets within one hour, all with the note that it was seeing “stolen funds transferred from Bitfinex hack to unknown wallet.” The 2016 theft from Bitfinex totaled about $65 million worth of bitcoin at the time and…

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Újra mozgásban a Bitfinex támadásban érintett érmék

Még 2016 Augusztus 2.-án hackerek sikerrel támadták meg a Bitfinex nevű online kriptotőzsdét, közel 120,000 bitcoint, vagyis jelenlegi értéken számolva több mint 7,5 milliárd dollár értékű érmét zsákmányolva. A zsákmányolt pénzt azóta számtalan alkalommal ide-oda utalgatták különböző kriptotárcák között, feltehetően egy részét már el is költötték vagy fiat pénzre váltották, azonban egy ideje már nem volt ismert ezekhez köthető tranzakció, egészen mostanáig. Az érintett érmék most először mozogtak 2020 novembere óta, amire a Whale Alert nevű, nagy összegű kriptovaluta tranzakciók nyomonkövetésére specializálódott szervezet hívta fel a figyelmet, a Twitter fiókján keresztül. A 63 bitcoin tranzakció során összesen körülbelül 10 ezer,…

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Over 10,000 blacklisted BTC from 2016 Bitfinex hack on the move

While the hacker will find selling their BTC difficult, the transfers may be contributing to a volatile day in the markets. A tranche of long-dormant Bitcoin seized in the 2016 hack of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange are on the move today, an over $620 million sum that has some market participants spooked and may be contributing to a downward slide for Bitcoin.  Blockchain analytics bot Whale Alerts was the first to raise the alarm, calling attention to a series of over five dozen transactions from wallets that have largely been inactive since the 2016 hack: ⚠ ⚠ ⚠ ⚠ ⚠…

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JPMorgan Thinks BTC Could Surpass $100K By the End of the Year

Financial giant JPMorgan recently stated in a new report that the world’s number one digital currency by market cap – bitcoin – could potentially reach a price of around $130,000 by the time the year is out. JPMorgan Is Predicting Big Things for BTC In the document, JPMorgan writes the following: Considering how big the financial investment into gold is, any such crowding out of gold as an alternative currency implies big upside for bitcoin over the long term. A convergence in volatilities between bitcoin and gold is unlikely to happen quickly and is likely a multi-year process. This implies that the…

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Bitcoin Price Taps New All-Time High, Analyst Says ‘Fertile Grounds for BTC to Take a Fresh Leg Up’

The price of bitcoin has crossed a new all-time high (ATH) on Tuesday, as the leading crypto asset has jumped to $63,275 per unit during the early morning trading sessions (EST). At the time of publication, the entire market economy with over 9,203 cryptos is valued at $2.153 trillion with $164 billion in global trade volume. Bitcoin Price Touches New Highs Bitcoin (BTC) has finally crossed the psychological resistance at the $60k mark and even brushed past the last all-time price high. At around 5 a.m. (EST), bitcoin’s price jumped to a new ATH reaching $63,275 per BTC. At the…

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New Tether Gold/Bitcoin Contracts Launched By Bitfinex Derivatives

It’s been around a year since Tether Gold (XAUt), a stablecoin pegged to gold, was launched. Now, Bitfinex plans on adding some more use for Tether Gold, announcing a new perpetual contract for XAUt and Bitcoin. The new product will offer up to 100x in leverage for the users, and will be settled in Bitcoin. Adding XAUt/BTC Leveraged Perpetual Swaps Bitfinex itself stands as one of the oldest crypto exchanges out there, having been launched back in 2012. The crypto trading venue is operated and owned by way of iFinex Financial Technologies Limited. 2019 saw the exchange, based in Hong…

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Bitfinex Derivatives Launches Contracts for Tether Gold/Bitcoin With up to 100x Leverage

A year after the release of XAUt – a commodity-backed token pegged to gold – Bitfinex has announced the launch of a perpetual contract for the trading pair Tether Gold/Bitcoin. The new product will be settled in BTC and will offer up to 100x leverage for users. XAUt/Bitcoin Perpetual Contract on Bitfinex Launched in 2012, Bitfinex is among the oldest cryptocurrency trading venues owned and operated by iFinex Financial Technologies Limited. Back in 2019, the Hong Kong-based exchange expanded its platform by the release of Bitfinex Derivatives – “a digital token trading platform offering services for digital currency traders and…

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Tether market cap surpasses $40B, growing 10x over 12 months

The market’s leading stablecoin, USDT, reached another major milestone as crypto demand continues to grow. Tether (USDT), the world’s most liquid stablecoin, surpassed $40 billion in market capitalization on Wednesday, highlighting the rapid growth of cryptocurrency investing over the past year.  At its highest point Wednesday, Tether’s market cap reached $40.1 billion, according to CoinGecko, making it the fourth-largest digital asset behind Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Binance Coin (BNB). In terms of stablecoin rankings, Tether is four times larger than the USD Coin (USDC), which has a market cap of around $10 billion. USDT dominance is currently around 67%,…

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Here’s what the future holds for DeFi and CeFi

Everyone involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies knows that it is a rapidly evolving space. Since the first Bitcoin was mined in 2009, several developments have led to the formation of what is known today as the Crypto-Industry, one characterized by a 24-hour market, DeFi, and over 2000 cryptocurrencies. In light of important present-day developments like […] The post Here’s what the future holds for DeFi and CeFi appeared first on AMBCrypto.

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Bitcoin’s Black Swan: What Happens If The CFTC Targets Tether Next?

The unthinkable just happened: Bitcoin derivatives trading platform BitMEX is being targeted by the CFTC for a variety of charges, and the company’s CTO has already been arrested related to the case. Now, the worst possible scenario could be on the horizon: The United States regulator could target Tether and parent company Bitfinex next. Here’s how this black swan event could play out, and how it could be devastating to the entire fabric of the cryptocurrency if this happens. Crypto Industry Giants Feel The Pressure Following CFTC Taking On BitMEX The cryptocurrency market is currently experiencing a moment of uncertainty…

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Stacking Satoshis: Leveraging Defi Applications to Earn More Bitcoin

As decentralized finance (defi) has become more popular, digital currency proponents are making money off of more than 140 yield-bearing cryptocurrencies. While most of the defi ecosystem revolves around the Ethereum network, a number of people leverage these defi applications in order to earn more bitcoin. The following list is a few defi platforms that allow individuals to stack satoshis by utilizing liquidity pools and lending apps. A great number of people hold bitcoin (BTC) for a long period of time whether in a noncustodial wallet or with a custodian like an exchange. However, these days a lot of individuals…

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Bitfinex lists YFI…too little too late?

Prominent cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced the listing of yearn.finance [YFI] on 2 October. Although a bit late in the race of listing the governance token, Bitfinex noted that the deposits were now open, while trading and withdrawals for the same will commence on 3 October at 10:00 AM UTC. YFI on the exchange can be […] The post Bitfinex lists YFI…too little too late? appeared first on AMBCrypto.

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Bitfinex will offer 6.2% interest on three popular coins

Holders of these coins have a new way to get passive income. Update: Cointelegraph has learned that this product has been delayed until October 15th, 2020. Crypto exchange Bitfinex is now offering a way for holders of three different cryptocurrencies to earn up to 6.2% annual interest. According to a Sept. 30 announcement, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) holders are now eligible to earn up to 6.2% annual percentage yield (APY) through a partnership with Celsius Network, while XRP holders can earn up to 4.91% APY. The lending platform, which currently has more than $1 billion in coins from roughly…

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BitFinex New Products Offer Up To 100x Leverage, Trading Starts Today

The Bitfinex two products referencing the two crypto derivatives contracts for the biggest European Equity companies and the German Equities will start trading today, as the CTO of Bitifnex Paolo Ardoino said. In our latest Tether crypto news today, we find out more about the products. Paolo Ardoino Bitfinex derivatives named two new products, types of perpetual contracts that are settling in Tether against the Europe 50 Stock Index and the Germany 30 stock index. Both of these products will start trading today as Paolo Ardoino said. A perpetual contract is a derivative swap-style contract that will reference the underlying…

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Kucoin Hacked for $150 Million in Bitcoin; Bitfinex and Tether Freeze $33 Million of the Stolen Funds

Cryptocurrency exchange Kucoin may have been hacked for $150 million in bitcoin and multiple ERC20 tokens. The Singapore-based exchange confirmed the September 25 security breach, but did not disclose the amount stolen. “Bitcoin, ERC-20 and, other tokens in Kucoin’s hot wallets were transferred out of the exchange,” said Kucoin in an update on Saturday. Meanwhile, Bitfinex and Tether, issuers of the centralized stablecoin USDT, immediately froze a combined $33 million worth of USDT suspected to be part of the funds looted in the Kucoin hack – an action that has stirred questions around the influence of centralized platforms. Paolo Ardoino,…

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Tether market cap increases almost 4X in 2020 to $15 billion

Tether supply surges to $15 billion but it could still be a house of cards The surging DeFi sector has resulted in a mass minting of Tether in 2020 — including $3B last month alone — which has pushed its market capitalization over $15 billion. At the beginning of the year there was just over $4 billion USDT in circulation, and today that figure is over $15 billion. DeFi has been the driving force behind the Tether mining machine as more and more liquidity pools are based on stablecoins. It was reported that Tether’s average daily transfer value had exceeded…

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