Why Bitcoin Price May Touch $10,000

September has been a historically bearish month for bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market by extension. Back in 2021, bitcoin’s deviation from expected market trends had sparked hope that it would break the September curse, but alas, it followed it to a T. This is why with the new month already ushered in, there are expectations that the price of BTC will continue to dive and likely reach lower trends as it enters the worst of the bear market. Analyst Says Brace For Impact One of those who…

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Ethereum gone wrong? Here are 3 signs to keep an eye on during the Merge

The assumption that Ethereum will just transition to a fully functional proof-of-stake (PoS) network after the Merge somewhat ignores the risk and effort necessary to move an asset that has a $193 billion market capitalization and 400 decentralized applications (DApps). That is precisely why monitoring vital network conditions is essential for anyone willing to trade the event which is scheduled for Sept. 14, according to ethernodes.org. More importantly, traders should be prepared to detect any alarming developments in case things go wrong. Apart from the $34.2 billion in total value…

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Binance to temporarily suspend ETH and WETH deposits and withdrawals ahead of the Merge

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced Monday that it plans to halt all deposits and withdrawals of Ethereum (ETH) and Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) on selected networks, starting September 6th at 2 am (UTC) in anticipation of Ethereum’s Merge event. #Binance will suspend deposits and withdrawals for Ether $ETH and Wrapped Ether $WETH on the following networks starting from September 6, 2022 at 02:00am UTC. ETH (Arbitrum) ETH (OP) WETH (RON) — Binance (@binance) September 5, 2022 In the announcement, the company shared a list of tokens and networks that will be impacted…

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Bitcoiner sentenced to federal prison warns users involved in OTC trading

Mark Alexander Hopkins, also known by the moniker ‘Doctor Bitcoin’ or their handle Rizzn, has claimed that “transacting Bitcoin p2p is a federal crime” after announcing the sentence in their case to social media followers. In a Sunday Twitter thread, Hopkins said that they were facing between 6 to 15 months at a federal correctional institution in Texas following a guilty plea for allegedly operating a crypto business without the necessary licensing. According to Rizzn, the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, used a 2019 interpretation of a law…

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Crypto App Targeting Malware, Sharkbot Resurfaces On Google App Store

The SharkBot malware family was discovered in October last year and has since evolved with new ways to hack into users’ Android-based crypto and bank apps. In addition, a freshly improved version of malware-targeting banking and crypto software has just emerged on the Google Play market, now with the ability to collect cookies from account logins and circumvent biometric or authentication constraints. On Friday, malware analyst Alberto Segura and treatment intelligence analyst Mike Stokkel warned about the most recent version of the virus on their Twitter accounts, along with a…

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Crypto miner Poolin pauses BTC and ETH withdrawals, citing ‘liquidity problems’

Poolin, one of the largest Bitcoin mining pools by hash rate, has announced it has temporarily suspended Bitcoin and Ether withdrawals from its wallet service due to “liquidity problems.” In a Monday announcement, Poolin said its wallet service was “facing some liquidity problems due to recent increasing demands on withdrawals” and planned to temporarily stop payouts of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). In its Telegram channel, Poolin support told users it was “hard to name a specific date” on which it would resume normal service, but hinted it could be…

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UK regulators target Revolut for ‘material misstatement’ in audit: Report

The United Kingdom’s Financial Reporting Council has reportedly found flaws in the audit of cryptocurrency-friendly payments app Revolut that included an “unacceptably high” risk of “material misstatement.” According to a Monday report from the Financial Times, the U.K. Financial Reporting Council criticized the results of a Revolut audit released in July by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO, claiming the company had an “inadequate” approach to revenue recognition and “the risk of an undetected material misstatement was unacceptably high.” The financial regulator reportedly said BDO had inadequately tested Revolut’s payment…

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Netflix bans crypto commercials on ad-based streaming service: Report

Streaming giant Netflix has reportedly banned cryptocurrency-related commercials on its ad-supported subscription tier, which is scheduled to launch in November months ahead of schedule.  Citing local sources, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday that Netflix has decided to reject all advertising campaigns related to politics, gambling and cryptocurrency on its new subscription tier. The new tier will also not run ads selling products to children. The same sources indicated that restrictions on pharmaceutical ads were also being considered. According to Variety, Netflix has moved up the timeline for launching its…

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Ethereum Classic books 12% rally as mining support for ETC gains pace

Ethereum Classic (ETC) price rallied on Sept. 5 on back-to-back positive reports concerning its adoption among crypto miners. Top mining pool supports Ethereum Classic On the daily chart, ETC’s price surged 14.5% to nearly $37.25 per token. Its massive gains came days after BTC.com, a blockchain explorer and crypto mining pool, launched a specialized Ethereum Classic pool with “zero-fee” mining for three months. ETC/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView The announcement appeared after “the Merge,” a long-awaited network update that would switch Ethereum’s energy-intensive proof-of-work (PoW) protocol to a “cost-efficient” and…

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Reserve Bank of India preparing to trial a CBDC with public sector banks and fintechs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is in talks with fintech companies and state-controlled banks about a trial run of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), local publication Moneycontrol reported on Sept. 5. An unnamed public sector bank official told the publication that the trial may precede an RBI launch of a CBDC this fiscal year. U.S.-based financial services company FIS was mentioned as one of the fintech companies with which the RBI is consulting. FIS senior director Julia Demidova confirmed to Moneycontrol that, “FIS has had various engagements with the…

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