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More Hashes than Stars in the Sky: Bitcoin (BTC) Hashrate Hits 52 Quintillion

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The hashrate of the Bitcoin (BTC) network has set up a new record a few days ago, by hitting the amazing 52 quintillion hashes per second. As BTC technical support continues to improve and develop, the industry commentators choose to encourage and congratulate Bitcoin on the achievement.

Bitcoin’s new hash record

According to recent data from Blockchain, it would seem that the hashrate of Bitcoin managed to reach as many as 52 quintillion hashes per second. This is the first time in the history of Bitcoin that a crypto has reached such a large number. In fact, the number is so large (52,000,000,000,000,000,000) that it is pretty hard to even imagine it. One Twitter user tried to put it into perspective as he shared this news.

Obviously, this is a huge achievement, and it shows that Bitcoin’s efforts on accelerating and improving the hashrate are not in vain. In fact, the growth of hashrate has even become one of the biggest characteristics of this crypto in 2018. The increase of hashrate only in the last three months has improved significantly, by more than 60%. The last hashrate report came in June, and back then, it was 43 quintillion, so the progress of this aspect of the leading crypto is more than obvious.

How does this affect the sellers?

When hashrate reports came in June, one of the biggest crypto proponents, Max Keiser, who is also a host of Russia Today, stated that he believes that the price is bound to increase due to this technical improvement. According to him, the price will definitely follow the hashrate. It turned out that he was right, and Bitcoin’s price against the US dollar went up by 15% only a few days later.

After the recent price surge due to ETF expectations, Bitcoin once again saw the drop which came as a consequence of the SEC’s decision to postpone the decision making. Because of this, many are wondering whether the new hash report will be enough to start another bull run.

Philippe M. Heilberg, AIG commodity division’s former head of global emerging markets, has started wondering what would the sellers think even if BTC’s price goes up by as little as 10%.

Bitcoin has had a lot of significant ups and downs recently, and many of the increases have been false alarms. Even so, it would seem that the overall faith in Bitcoin being the coin of the future remains strong in many investors and crypto enthusiasts.

Additionally, the ICE, which is a parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, has announced a large BTC-related project recently. The project has got a lot of people excited, especially when ICE announced that it will be collaborating with some major firms like Microsoft and Starbucks.

The project in question is to bring a new crypto platform, Bakkt, which is to go live by November of this year. With all of this going on, a lot of people believe that Bitcoin’s price has already reached its bottom and that it can only go up from here. Obviously, a lot has been going on recently, and it is anyone’s guess what will happen next. If one thing is certain, however, it is that we are still not done with the excitement regarding Bitcoin and that many new developments are waiting in the following months.

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more. One of the ways to have a successful trading…

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Wisebitcoin Launches Professional-Grade Crypto Exchange

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Infrastructure is developing rapidly in the cryptocurrency industry, but the recent launch of the Wisebitcoin cryptocurrency exchange is nonetheless significant in terms of the immediate value it provides to cryptocurrency users. That’s because the exchange has had a beta version available since 2018 while continuing further developments in stealth mode, and already serves over 1.2 million end users with $6+ billion in 24 hour trading volume at the time of its official launch.

In addition to the large user base and deep liquidity, Wisebitcoin also stands out by offering up to 100x leverage to margin traders, with the ability to open a long or short position in their futures market. In the current bullish environment, leverage is a key way that experienced traders increase their exposure and try to profit from volatility.

For example, if a user opened a long position on ETH on January 2nd at a price of $750, they could have greatly multiplied their profits with even a small amount of leverage such as 5x as ETH reached over $1,100 within 48 hours. A simple unleveraged position would have netted $350 in profit, but a 5x position would have netted $1,750 and a 100x leveraged position would have netted an incredible $35,000 in profits from an initial investment of just $750. 

Beyond leverage, Wisebitcoin additionally offers a simple and…

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