Bitcoin History Part 24: Celebrating the First Halving in 2012

As the third Bitcoin halvening approaches, a handful of OGs will wistfully recall the first such event, which occurred in November 2012. Back then, following the completion of block 210,000, the mining reward halved from 50 to 25 BTC. To commemorate the milestone, early adopters threw parties throug..

Coronavirus & 3 Technical Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Broke Below $9.4K

Market Analysis Bitcoin price (BTC) dropped another 3.07% on Feb. 25, marking the second day of losses as global equities markets sharply corrected on fears of the Coronavirus spreading to more countries. Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Tweezer tops show supports becoming levels ..

$257 Million ICO Project Filecoin Has New Launch Schedule, Gemini Custody Solution

News After facing multiple delays, Filecoin (FIL) is now looking toward a mainnet launch in Q3 2020 — which will be supported by a Gemini exchange custody solution. Filecoin will send ICO participants their FIL coins on Gemini’s custody platform after the project’s expected Q3 launch, Gemini said ..

Bank of Canada Prepares for Digital Currency “In Case One Is Needed”

News Although the Bank of Canada has no plans for issuing a digital currency immediately, the Central Bank is not ruling out the possibility of launching one due to potential mass adoption of private digital currencies — and the possibility of cashless societies. Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Tim..

Bitcoin Halving Mentions in Crypto Media Correlate With Bullish 2020 Price Action

News After evaluating data derived from crypto publication headlines, digital asset alternative data provider The TIE discovered a correlation between Bitcoin’s price in the market and mentions of the upcoming halving in media outlets. “We noticed how, as mentions of the halving were decreasing la..

Coronavirus Stalls China’s Progress with Central Bank Digital Currency

The coronavirus outbreak is reportedly delaying progress on China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) project. However, officials say Beijing is keen to see the pilot test happen before the end of the year. Central Digital Currency Plans Face Delays Over Coronavirus According to the Global Times,..