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Crypto News of the Day (19.2.) | Bitcoin over $ 10,000 again • CEO Ripple criticizes Bitcoin for excessive dependence on China • and other news

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Crypto News of the Day (19.2.) | Bitcoin over $ 10,000 again • CEO Ripple criticizes Bitcoin for excessive dependence on China • and other news

Here you can find an overview of the most important events that took place during the last day in the cryptoworld.



Bitcoin fired again over $ 10,000, several times in recent days. But Bitcoin has been steadily growing over the past few months. He is currently holding just above $ 10,100. Most of the Altcoins are again significantly in green numbers and so the Bitcoin dominance continues to decline, now at 62.5%.


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CEO Ripple criticizes Bitcoin for excessive dependence on China


Ripple takes a more aggressive stance towards Bitcoin. CEO Ripple Brad Garlinghouse told reporters in a recent interview that “China is running a bitcoin blockchain”. Garlinghouse criticized Bitcoin for the centralization of the miners. Bitcoin is run by four mining companies in China, ”says Garlinghouse, representing“ 60+% of mining capacity ”.



Bitcoin options amounted to USD 100 million of daily trading volume


Trading bitcoin options is proving an attractive new trading tool. The Deribit platform is far from dominating with bitcoin trading volumes of around $ 100 million to $ 150 million in January, up from about $ 50 million the previous month. Bitcoin options also offer other platforms such as LedgerX, or a newcomer in the field, OKEx. Far smaller volumes are traded in options on ETH.


VanEck: Bitcoin will help build a new global financial system


VanEck’s chief, Gabor Gurbacs, posted a tweet stating that Bitcoin could serve as a basis for restoring most of the global financial system. Maybe there will be no other reasonable option, he adds. In the comments under the tweet, he says that this new system is already being created.



China disinfects banknotes due to coronavirus, there is no danger with cryptocurrencies


The Chinese Central Bank (PBoC) plans to disinfect billions of yuan banknotes in areas that are worst affected by coronavirus. The epidemic, which hit China’s political, economic and educational systems very hard, forced national authorities to take extreme measures to limit the spread of the virus. China is preparing to introduce the digital currency of the central bank, the digital currency would avoid the need for something so drastic.


Presidential candidate Bloomberg wants stricter rules for crypto and ICO


New Presidential US Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg proposed financial reform plan to promote clearer cryptocurrency regulations, including as safeguards against future financial crises.


In the final part of the proposal, which focused on the US financial system, consumer protection and other areas, the candidate undertook to work with regulators to establish clear rules for cryptocurrencies. “Cryptocurrencies have become an asset class worth hundreds of billions of dollars, but regulatory oversight remains fragmented and undeveloped,” he said. “There is also a lot of hype, fraud and criminal activity in the world of blockchain, bitcoins and initial coin offerings.”

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