Top news of the week: 11.08.2020.

Mining, Gold, Finance, Dollar, Economics, Biometrics

Bitcoin Futures

On Aug 5, 2020
@barrysilbert shared
RT @CoinDesk: Business intelligence firm @MicroStrategy plans to invest $250 million in “alternative assets” like bitcoin and gold as a hedge against USD inflation. @realDannyNelson reports https://t.co/E37vbXDQ4M
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Nasdaq-Listed MicroStrategy, Wary of Looming Dollar Inflation, Turns to Bitcoin and Gold

Nasdaq-Listed MicroStrategy, Wary of Looming Dollar Inflation, Turns to Bitcoin and Gold

“If you have large dollar values and you're hoping for any kind of return on them, that's faded,” said CEO Michael Saylor. “Gold, silver and bitcoin are showing strength.”

On Aug 4, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
Ripple’s over-the-counter XRP sales surged this quarter – while the company's programmatic sales program remains on pause. (@danielgkuhn) https://t.co/HBXnNZm1Nr
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Blockchain Bites: XRP Sales, INX IPO and Bitcoin Mining Woes

Blockchain Bites: XRP Sales, INX IPO and Bitcoin Mining Woes

China's Bitcoin miners are in a rut but not due to severe flooding, Ripple shows signs of sales growth and INX scaled down its IPO vision.

On Aug 10, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
The League of Entropy is launching the first production-ready version of drand, a network that produces "randomness" (aka entropy) – @Filecoin is the first protocol to sign on to use it. @alyssahertig reports. @protocollabs @kudelskisec @cloudflare https://t.co/IAFoFxDo6N
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How a Decentralized Randomness Beacon Could Boost Cryptographic Security

How a Decentralized Randomness Beacon Could Boost Cryptographic Security

Filecoin will be the first protocol to use this production-ready version of drand to create decentralized, verifiable randomness for “leader selection.”

On Aug 7, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
[email protected] said that some ICOs funded useful research, despite being unethical, reports @mmviii_2008 https://t.co/LOYjKE5HQj
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Adam Back: Some ICOs Funded Useful Research Despite Being Unethical

Adam Back: Some ICOs Funded Useful Research Despite Being Unethical

Adam Back admitted that some ICOs might have funded useful research, but still contends that they are deeply unethical

On Aug 10, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
MARKET WRAP: Bitcoin volatility is making a comeback. “What we've seen since the late-July rally are BTC/USD price increases, followed by smaller, relatively quick drops,” said a cryptocurrency researcher. Report by @danielcawrey: https://t.co/cD4W1HmnuY
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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $12K; DeFi Debt Outstanding Hits Record

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $12K; DeFi Debt Outstanding Hits Record

Bitcoin’s back on the price rollercoaster and DeFi borrowing is hitting a new high.

On Aug 7, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
Bitcoin and altcoins are gaining a lot of market momentum, leading many experts to believe that another bull run is finally upon us https://t.co/lmuZuXqjiV
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Bitcoin Price Continues Rally, Positive Sentiment Is Off the Charts

Bitcoin Price Continues Rally, Positive Sentiment Is Off the Charts

Since late July, positive tweets about Bitcoin have increased substantially, signifying growing interest in its price

On Aug 5, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
RT @CointelegraphMT: #Bitcoin pushes $11,500 aside in a fit of bullish action in Wednesday trading https://t.co/ikx9HURJon
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Bitcoin Price Rebounds to $11.6K as VIX Is ‘Extremely Bullish’

Bitcoin Price Rebounds to $11.6K as VIX Is ‘Extremely Bullish’

A fresh surge for BTC/USD sees bears increasingly left behind as the weekend’s $1,200 drop gets almost canceled out

On Aug 9, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
[email protected] Rod Hsu says social media scams discouraged Bitcoin adoption among new consumers so new security systems should be implemented https://t.co/2HC7Gjv41H
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Facial Recognition Could Help to Stamp Out Bitcoin Social Media Scams

Facial Recognition Could Help to Stamp Out Bitcoin Social Media Scams

Coincurve’s Rod Hsu says facial recognition can stamp out social media Bitcoin scams