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Bitcoin News Digest Saturday, November 9, 2019

How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments.

Last week Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager revealed


The origins of Bitcoin: Markets and Pizza Day!

Looking back at what happened in 2010, it’s not difficult to find a few key activities that shaped how the cryptocurrency would start to be received as people tried to understand the technology.


This Week in Scams: Bitcoin, buried treasure and CRA schemes are back

B.C. RCMP warn against several scams involving fake police calls, and demand for payment in gold or in cryptocurrencies.


Did Xi Jinping Impact the Price of Bitcoin?

Following Xi Jingping’s comments on blockchain a narrative it will drive BTC price growth emerged. Search trends provide additional insight.


Crypto-Based Commerce Spikes 65% in 7 Months

Commerce fueled by cryptocurrencies has once again started to grow. Data collected by blockchain forensics company Chainalysis shows a significant


A bibliometric analysis of Bitcoin scientific production

Blockchain technology, and more specifically Bitcoin (one of its foremost applications), have been receiving increasing attention in the scientific community. The first publications with Bitcoin as a topic, can be traced back to 2012. In spite of this short time span, the production magnitude (1162 papers) makes it necessary to make a bibliometric study in order to observe research clusters, emerging topics, and leading scholars. Our paper is aimed at studying the scientific production only around bitcoin, excluding other blockchain applications. Thus, we restricted our search to papers indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection, whose topic is “bitcoin”. This database is suitable for such diverse disciplines such as economics, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. This bibliometric study draws the landscape of the current state and trends of Bitcoin-related research in different scientific disciplines.


John Stossel: Libra, Bitcoin show promise

House members summoned Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Washington, D.C., and grilled him — harshly — about his plan to create a new currency, Libra. I liked it when Zuckerberg said, “I actually don’t know if Libra’s going to work, but I believe that it’s important to try new things.” He


Bitcoin Struggles To Recover After 6% Drop

Bitcoin prices broke out of their previous range to fall below $8,700. Will the cryptocurrency face further downside, or will it bounce back?


Bitcoin Falls 4.3%, Slipping Below $9,000 for First Time in Two Weeks

Bitcoin fell 4.4 percent Friday, slipping below $9,000 for the first time in two weeks.

Analysts cited a lack of positive market drivers and speculat


Analysts Target Move to $8,400 as Bitcoin Plummets Below $9,000

Analysts are setting low targets for Bitcoin (BTC) in the near-term, as it is looking likely that it will touch its key support level around $8,400 next.


Bitcoin price crashes 5% within hours, falls to $8,800

After its meteoric 20% rise last month, Bitcoin is now heading back down, and has broken through the $9,000 mark.


Bitcoin Plunges as Volume Returns to Yearly Lows

Bitcoin fell below $9,000 and took much of the altcoin market with it. Declining volume and lackluster trader sentiment may be responsible.


‘Discount Bitcoin Bandit’ Could Face 10 Years for Cryptocurrency Armed Robberies

The second half of Los Angeles’s ‘Discount Bitcoin Bandits’ has pleaded no contest. The criminal could be looking at 10 years behind bars.


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