Thomson Reuters To Begin Tracking BTC Market Chatter T… | News

Canadian mass media and information company Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of a Bitcoin (BTC) sentiment data feed, according to a Thomson Reuters press release published today, March 12. The release states that through the partnership of Thomson Reuters and MarketPsych Data LLC, the company is releasing a new version of its MarketPsych Indices that will now scan more than 400 news and media sites related to cryptocurrencies for its feed. Austin Burkett, the Global Head of Quant and Feeds at Thomson Reuters, said in a statement: “News and…

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South Carolina Wants To Ban Genesis Mining Over Unregi… | News

Lawmakers in South Carolina asked cryptocurrency cloud mining platform Genesis Mining to leave the state due to selling “unlicensed securities” Friday, March 9. A cease and desist order filed by the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office Securities Division claims Genesis, which is registered in Hong Kong, along with Zurich-based partner enterprise Swiss Gold Global, illegally served residents with unregistered mining contracts. “At no time… was Swiss Gold Global registered with the Division as a broker-dealer, and no exemption from registration has been claimed,” the order reads. “At no time… were…

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Coincheck Begins NEM Refunds For Affected Customers, R… | News

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck is starting to refund customers that were affected by the Jan. 26 hack of around $534 mln worth of NEM, as well as allowing the withdrawal and sale of certain cryptocurrencies, according to two press releases published today, March 12, on Coincheck’s website. Withdrawals of the following currencies, Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin (BTC) have resumed. According to the press release, which also noted that BTC sales were never paused, ETH, ETC, XRP, LTC, BCH can now also be…

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Bitcoin Price Nears $10,000 Again As Markets Battle Mt… | News

Bitcoin (BTC) has gained $1200 in 24 hours March 12 as markets shake off the weekend’s slump below $8500. Data from major exchanges including Bitstamp, Coinbase and Bitfinex put BTC/USD at around four-day highs of $9810. The uptick, which amounts to a price increase of 15.5% since Saturday, continues Bitcoin’s pattern of behavior traders have seen since February. Moves upwards and downwards between around $11,800 and $8500 – with one exception of a brief drop to $5900 – have defined BTC/USD in recent weeks. Analysts had predicted that further sustained…

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John Oliver Compares Bitcoin With Bitconnect, Ridicule… | News

Comedian John Oliver tried to explain Bitcoin March 11 – with the help of a fake BitConnect promoter Carlos Matos and Don Tapscott comparing the Blockchain to a Chicken McNugget. In the latest episode of the US-based host’s Last Week Tonight television show, Bitcoin, Blockchain and investing in cryptocurrency all came under the spotlight. The feature comes just weeks after fellow US host Ellen DeGeneres attempted to explain Bitcoin to mainstream audiences, comparing it to a baby goat. Oliver began by attempting to define the nature of decentralized networks, noting…

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Thomson Reuters Is Using Your Feelings About Bitcoin to Make Investors Rich

How does the world feel about cryptocurrency? Announced Monday, media giant Thomson Reuters has launched a new bitcoin data feed designed to make it easier for investors know that very answer. Included in the latest release of the company’s MarketPsych Indices product, a suite of investment tools analyzing everything from companies to sovereign bonds, the bitcoin sentiment data feed will use AI to analyze more than 400 sources of data, scouring news articles and social media posts in search of actionable insights. Using metrics such as “greed” and “fear” both accredited…

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Bitcoin Eyes $10K, But Charts Hint at Bull Trap Potential

Bitcoin (BTC) is solidly bid on the first trading day of the week, but a move above $10,000 could turn out to be a bull trap, the technical charts indicate. Having hit a 3.5-week low of $8,371 on Friday, bitcoin prices traded in a sideways manner in the range of $8,400 to $9,400 over the weekend, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. As of writing, BTC is seen at $9,885, and is up 13 percent in the last 24 hours, as per CoinMarketCap. Despite the 14 percent recovery from Friday’s…

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Is Blockchain-Based Lottery to Intervene the Online Ga… | News

The Fire Lotto project, founded by Russian entrepreneurs in Cyprus, has launched an online lottery platform that is built on Ethereum smart contracts. Despite its relatively recent emersion on the online gambling market, Firelotto has already started four lottery games on its website and reported to Cointelegraph that initial guaranteed prize pool exceeds $1 mln. Decentralizing the chances Selling lottery tickets for no more than $2, the Fire Lotto platform is going to solve the transparency issue on the entire online lottery market. “Fire Lotto can operate as a global…

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How to Decentralize Travel Monopolies, Explained

1. Travel monopolies include the likes of Airbnb.com, Expedia, and Booking.com.   These are platforms that may have been considered “decentralized” in the past, but a further look sees that they are far from it. Before online booking, brick and mortar travel agencies were the most popular way to book flights and accommodations. Big hotel companies had the advantage to plug complete monopolies over particular travel agencies, adding large percentages of commission for the middlemen who would book everything. Online platforms like Expedia.com and Booking.com aren’t much different, but they…

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Binance Offers $250,000 Bounty For Arrest of Hackers | News

The Binance cryptocurrency exchange is offering a $250,000 equivalent bounty on the arrest of the hackers involved in the March 7th incident, Binance stated in an announcement March 11. According to the announcement, the first person to supply the information that results in a legal arrest, in any jurisdiction, will receive the bounty in Binance Coin (BNB), which is traded and used on the Binance exchange. If there are multiple sources of information that lead to the final arrests, the bounty may be split between sources. In the statement, Binance…

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