Nivesh Rustgi

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Dec 03 2020

Job Posting Shows Spotify Mulling Crypto Payments

Dec 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business

Spotify has posted a job opening for associate director of payments strategy and innovation, the details of which point towards crypto adoption. Spotify Looking to Add Crypto Payments The associate director's role will be to lead "Spotify's activity within the Libra stablecoin...

US Congress Takes “Huge Step” Back With Latest Stablecoin Ruling

Dec 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  congress education regulations

U.S. Congress has proposed a new bill that could hamstring privately-issued stablecoins such as USDT, USDC, PAX, and many others. And due to the popularity of these stablecoins, the...

Grayscale Follows Tesla by Splitting Ethereum Shares

Dec 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  markets

Crypto investment firm Grayscale has announced a share split of its Ethereum Trust Fund (ETHE), offering eight additional shares for each share currently held by shareholders. Split Will Occur in Mid-December Beginning Dec. 17, the outstanding number...

Dec 02 2020

PayPal CEO Is “Bullish” on Many Cryptocurrencies

Dec 02 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business payments paypal

Paypal CEO Dan Schulman endorsed cryptocurrency during a web summit today and expanded on his company's plans for the future. PayPal CEO Praises Crypto During the web summit, Schulman heaped praises on the advantages that cryptocurrencies bring to the world of FinTech. He...

Retail Investors Are Fueling The Greatest Arbitrage Opportunity in Crypto

Dec 02 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis trading

Grayscale LLC Inc. is the largest cryptocurrency asset manager globally, boasting $12 billion in assets under management (AUM). Bitcoin-backed GBTC is its leading product with $9 billion in AUM. There is a...

Dec 01 2020

Bitcoin’s Drop to $20K Resulted in $370M of Liquidations

Dec 01 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis markets

On Tuesday morning, Bitcoin attempted to break above $20,000, reaching as high as $19,900 on many exchanges. However, the breakout failed to materialize, and a quick correction to $18,000 caused $370 million in futures liquidations in less than an hour. Liquidations Total $370 Million The liquidations occurred as two distinct events, beginning at approximately 6:30 am ET. The first liquidation involved $130 million,...

PayPal’s Bitcoin Adoption Expands PAX Stablecoin by $100 Million

Dec 01 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  adoption analysis paypal

Thanks to PayPal's partnership with Paxos, the PAX stablecoin has grown by leaps and bounds. Other top stablecoins, like USDT and USDC, are growing for much different reasons. PayPal's PAX Expansion Since the launch of Paypal's cryptocurrency trading...

Nov 30 2020

$100M of Bitfinex’s Stolen Bitcoin Is in Transit

Nov 30 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  hacks technology theft

Hackers responsible for a 2016 Bitfinex theft moved close to $100 million of Bitcoin today after crypto prices reached an all-time high. Nearly $100 Million Moved The hackers responsible for this transfer stole a total of 120,000 BTC from Bitfinex in August 2016. At the time, the British Virgin Island-based exchange lost $72 million in the hack. At 2 pm ET on Nov....

Bitcoin Decimates Bears With Quick Recovery Above $19,800

Nov 30 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bears markets trading

Bitcoin crossed the $19,800 benchmark Monday morning, catching many derivatives traders off-guard. $BTC: New Bitcoin ATH on a few exchanges...

$5.3 Billion Trust Fund to Allocate 10% of Assets in Bitcoin

Nov 30 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business gbtc grayscale guggenheim

Global investment firm Guggenheim Trust Fund filed an SEC application last Friday to purchase Grayscale's Bitcoin product,...

Nov 28 2020

Latest Bitcoin Dip Adds Credence to 1970s Gold Comparison

Nov 28 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  gold markets

Circling back to his analogy between gold prices in the 1970s, Paul Tudor Jones reveals exactly where he thinks Bitcoin is headed. Bitcoin Preparing for...

Nov 27 2020

Bitcoin Traders Eye All-Time Highs Despite $1.3 Billion in Liquidations

Nov 27 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  futures liquidations markets trading

Bitcoin's massive correction caused $1.3 billion in long liquidations on crypto exchanges. However, a considerable drop in the number of unsettled contracts indicates that many traders were quick to buy the dip. ...

Nov 26 2020

U.S. Treasury Department Proposal an “Existential Threat to Bitcoin”

Nov 26 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis kyc regulations

The CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, shared details...

Crypto.com Now Allows Customers to Pay Tax Fees in Bitcoin

Nov 26 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business

Thanks to a recent partnership with CoinTracking.info, Crypto.com users...

Nov 25 2020

eBay Shoppers Can Now Earn Free Bitcoin This Christmas

Bitcoin rewards application Lolli has added eBay to its list of partner stores, offering 1% cash back rewards in BTC for online purchases on eBay. Lolli Incentivizes Bitcoin Lolli is a Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge extension that rewards users in Bitcoin for shopping online with the...

Top Bitcoin Mining Stocks Post Higher YTD Gains Than Crypto Itself

Nov 25 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  gold markets tesla

The top two BTC mining companies in America, RIOT and Marathon, have posted 492.6% and 387% gains over the past 12 months, outperforming both Bitcoin and Ether at 170% and 368%, respectively. Caution Ahead for Bitcoin...

Nov 24 2020

Chinese Bitcoin Miners Hesitant to Trade. Otherwise, It’s Business as Usual.

Nov 24 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis china regulations

This year, several Chinese OTC desks, miners, and traders have been caught up in a large-scale government crackdown, raising fear, uncertainty, and doubt that it is the leading cause of Bitcoin's price surge. The Chinese Bitcoin FUD Thomas Heller, a Bitcoin mining expert from...

Institutions Crowding Out Retail With Bullish Bitcoin Predictions

Nov 24 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  people

Investment banks and hedge fund managers are no longer shorting Bitcoin. Instead, leading advisors are strongly advocating BTC to attract institutional clients eager to benefit from the top coin's lucrative gains. Asset Managers Give Ambitious BTC Targets ...

Nov 23 2020

PayPal Follows Bitcoin Startups, Laying Foundation for Crypto Payments

Nov 23 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  adoption business paypal

The latest swarm of billionaire investors have bought Bitcoin for one reason: Its store of value narrative. Still, with the arrival of PayPal, the original peer-to-peer electronic cash may find renewed strength as a medium of exchange. ...

Pickle Finance Devs Patch Code Following $19.7 Million Hack

Nov 23 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis hack

Popular DeFi yield aggregator Pickle Finance was hacked Saturday for 19.7 million DAI. The unaudited DeFi protocol had gained much popularity among DeFi investors for its innovative...

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