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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Skyrockets Against Turkish Lira (TRY)

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Turkish crypto exchanges have seen a massive spike in trading volume in the last few days, especially when it comes to Bitcoin (BTC) trades.

Tensions rising in Turkey

Following the recent incident that included Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing the US of attempting to ‘stab Turkey in the back’, the local exchanges in this country have seen a massive increase in activity. Within only 24 hours, the exchange Btcturk saw trading volume go up by an entire 350%. And that is not all, but the significant number of the trades (38%) included Bitcoin (BTC).

Additionally, the Turkish President’s statement also had a large impact on the country’s currency, the Turkish lira (TRY). Apparently, the currency is seeing some of the record lows against the dollar, and many expect that its value will continue to drop, as the tensions continue to rise within the nations.

The Turkish President additionally continues to believe that all of the financial problems within Turkey are results of the US plot. According to him, the United States has been conspiring to cripple the country, while rash economic policies that led to the inflation and a massive debt in foreign currencies apparently have nothing to do with it.

The country’s interior ministry is trying to find a way to calm the situation down. However, so far, they only ended up threatening its citizens with legal actions if they publically bash the lira. For now, that mostly includes comments on social networks that are seen as ‘provocative’, and they include over 350 accounts. However, during all of this, the country’s citizens have decided to abandon the lira in favor of various cryptocurrencies.

Numerous exchanges have seen a large increase in their trading volumes, especially against Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and even Ripple (XRP). In fact, Ripple and Ethereum were among the biggest trading pairs according to Btcturk’s data. The two coins are bested only by Bitcoin and Tether (USDT). The exchange also seems to be offering Litecoin (LTC), but this crypto has received far less attention during this incident.

Turkish lira among the worst currencies of the year

According to reports, there are only two fiat currencies that are currently performing worse than Turkish lira, those being Venezuelan bolivar, and Sudanese pound. The lira has lost 45% of its value in this year alone, and while Bitcoin is an absolute leader in losing its value, it is still far stronger than this traditional currency.

Swapping lira for a stronger currency has also become less and less of a valid option, which is what forced the people of Turkey to turn to cryptos. As mentioned, Bitcoin was the primary choice for a lot of these people. In fact, in less than 24 hours, over $14 million got exchanged at Btcturk. Other exchanges like Koinim, Paribu, as well as Koineks, have also had a large increase in trading volume.

As expected, various rumors started to circulate, some of them claiming that the banks in Turkey would end up supporting customers whose accounts were found to be holding the USD. Additionally, the country’s President himself seems to be desperate to prevent his citizens from turning to the US dollar.

With all of these efforts to undermine the dollar’s activities in Turkey, it is no wonder that the people saw cryptos as their only way out. While it is still too early to say that the country will reach the condition of hyperbitcoinization, it is obvious that BTC is currently among the few things that are keeping the country together.

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving; Bitcoin ATMs Mitigate Risk 

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In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

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IE Option – 91% Profit on BTC Fluctuations in Every 60s

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On Thursday, Bitcoin price broke below $6,700 and hit the weekly low to $6,480. Then, it rebounded back above $7,000 again with an increasing rate of 5%. At press time, based on the incomplete statistics, more than $720 million worth cryptocurrency futures contracts have been liquidated in this week. During the strong market fluctuation, investors are learning a hard lesson about the downside of cryptocurrency futures trading with leverage. 

Since we know that we cannot make money by investing in BTC spot trade during the bear market, and we notice the high risks of liquidation by trading leveraged bitcoin futures contracts, how can we hedge the loss in spot trade and profit from the BTC market volatility? 

BTC Option is a profitable trading product that you can turn to!

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4 things you should know about bitcoin casinos

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Bitcoin Casinos are the ideas of innovation, firmly moving towards the goal of disrupting the whole Gambling Industry. Best Bitcoin Casinos are the true trailblazers of the new era of gambling. Their creators quickly recognized all the immense potential that blockchain and cryptocurrencies contained within themselves. Most of the top Crypto Casinos started operating in the first half of the past decade and are quickly moving towards being the dominant force, when it comes to online gambling. There are a couple of key characteristics and advantages that elevate BTC Casinos above the rest of the competition on the market.  

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Only the Best Bitcoin Casinos offer players the benefits that come with using cryptocurrencies as the main source of finance. One of the biggest advantages that BTC Casinos have over the rest of the competition is speed. When using cryptocurrencies, players can deposit and most importantly withdraw their money with blistering speeds. Thanks to blockchain technology, all the financial transactions are completed within the minutes of request. Alternatively, standard online casinos operating under the guidance of classical banking intuitions, need several days to complete the same procedures.

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