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Bitcoin Mining (BTC) Drop is Increasing Network Risk!

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Lack of Decentralized Mining Could Lead to Network Attacks

Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Mining – As previously reported by EWN, the drop in Bitcoin hash rate which has accompanied the most recent price fall throughout the month of November has raised a debate over the cause of decreased mining, and the potential ramifications.

Some Twitter users pointed to an outright abandonment of cryptocurrency mining, with drop in valuation from $6500 to the recent lof of $3500 (including nearly $100 billion wiped in market cap from all coins) as being the catalyze to spark a mass exodus in miners.

Given the state of the cryptocurrency industry just one year ago, where mining rigs were in high demand and even established companies were jumping ship to join the mining craze, the end of 2018 has seen a compelling shift in attitude.

A video published last week, which shows hundreds of expensive mining rigs sitting unused in a warehouse, sparked an uproar in the crypto community, with some believing the footage to be doctored in an attempt to publish more FUD at an already low point for the market.

However, other outlets have vouched their support for the incidence, giving some credence that the industry of crypto mining is in decline with the falling prices. In some respect, it’s not surprise. The cost of equipment in conjunction with the amount of electricity required to mine at a profitable rate had inevitably led some once enterprising individuals to cut their losses and exit the industry. But, as many have pointed out, there could also be a general shift away from BTC at present, with the mainstay of miners seeking out more profitable coins in the interim until Bitcoin prices show a more promising outlook.

For the remaining miners, the decreased competition means an increased chance of coin rewards. However, for the industry of cryptocurrency and the integrity of Bitcoin transactions, the decreased rate of mining and hash rate for the top currency by market cap also increases the network risk for attack. While the direction of the industry was, to the regret of many fans of decentralization, trending towards consolidation prior to the recent dropping hash rate, the most recent exodus has led to a worsening effect.

According to data published by Bloomberg,

At least 100,000 individual miners have shut down, according to Autonomous Research LLP. Fundstrat Global Advisors LLC estimates that about 1.4 million servers have been unplugged since early September.

Malachi Salcido, head of Salcido Enterprises–one of the largest mining groups in North America–says that the falling profitability of crypto mining is shaking out the weak hands, but also causing a concentration of power for the remaining few,

We are entering in the phase when there’s a flushing out of the market. There will be relatively few operations that come out the other side.

Bitcoin’s network relies upon the decentralization of mining services. With hash rates falling 36 percent since their peak in August, and problem-solving difficulty down 10 percent, the conglomerate mining networks are raking in newly minted coins, but also posing an increased risk of a 51 percent attack. With less variable rigs contributing to the network’s hash rate, the opportunity for one mining group, or a coalition of miners to gain control of the service also greatly increases.

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Paris, 30th of May 2019. French brand Satoshi Studio announces the launch of their first sneakers. The Satoshi_one is the first pair of shoes certified on the Ethereum blockchain. More high-end products will come from Satoshi Studio thanks to their innovative financing campaigns.

Satoshi Studio was founded in 2018. The Parisian brand is influenced by the Tech industry and Crypto culture. It aims to create a place for itself as a reasonably priced high-end brand. To reach that goal, it will not use traditional channels of communication, striving instead to connect directly with its young and tech-focused community.

To be able to regularly offer new products and avoid traditional seasonality, the brand will launch several crowdfunding campaigns per year. Satoshi Studio believes in responsible shopping habits: they will only produce the right amount, no more, no less. The sneakers will be offered at a reasonable price, without compromising on quality.

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Why We Could See The Price of Bitcoin Quadruple Within Just a Few Months

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Bitcoin is ballooning to new highs… but can it last?

Compound interest might be the most powerful force in the universe, but FOMO can’t be far behind, especially as it relates to bitcoin.

We’ve seen the “fear of missing out” contribute to a nosebleed rise in the price of bitcoin BTCUSD, before, and Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee believes we’re about to see it play out again — but even more pronounced.

The outspoken bitcoin backer told clients this week the world’s top cryptocurrency could ride a wave of FOMO all the way up to $40,000 “within a few months,” thanks to better transparency and a breach of the psychological $10,000 barrier.

He pointed to Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC, as a great way to partake in a rally that would be most welcomed by the crypto bulls who had to suffer through a 74% drop in the price of bitcoin last year.

“Bottom line: Crypto winter looks over,” Lee said….

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Eyes Chart Pattern That Kicked Off Bull Market in 2015

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  • Bitcoin’s 50- and 100-candle moving averages on the three-day chart look set to produce a bullish crossover – a sign of bull market momentum. Back in October 2015, the same cross marked the start of a long-term bull market.
  • This time, BTC has already rallied more than 180 percent ahead of the bull cross. As a result, we may not see a big move to the higher side immediately following the confirmation of the bull cross.
  • Prices could rise to $8,400 in the next 24 hours, having witnessed a bearish channel breakout on Wednesday. A break below key 4-hour chart support at $7,910 would weaken the case for a rise to $8,400.

A long-term bitcoin (BTC) price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time in nearly four years.

The 50-candle moving average (MA) on the three-day chart is trending north and could soon cross above the 100-candle,…

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Bitcoin’s Latest Pullback May Simply Be Part of its Current Uptrend, Here’s Why

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Bitcoin and the aggregated cryptocurrency markets have faced increasing selling pressure as of late that appears to have put their recently established upwards momentum in jeopardy. Despite this, BTC and other cryptos have yet to incur any massive influxes of selling pressure that lead to the formation of a quick downwards leg.

Although the recent influx of selling pressure does appear to be bearish, it may all be part of the current uptrend that the markets are in, according to one prominent crypto analyst.

Bitcoin (BTC) Continues Slow Downwards Grind

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down over 2% at its current price of $7,770 and is currently trading just a hair above its 24-hour lows of $7,750.

Over a one-week period, Bitcoin has dropped significantly from its highs of nearly $8,800, which were set last weekend. It appears that the upper-$8,000 region remains a region of significant resistance for the…

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Analysts Foresee Bitcoin Surging to $10,000 Without a Pullback as it Hits $8,947

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The bitcoin price jumped on Monday, almost retesting the $9,000-level for the first time since May 2018 in what seemed like a clear bull run.

The world’s leading cryptocurrency climbed as much as 13.5 percent, measured from levels on Sunday noon, and was trading at $8947.88 as of 0100 UTC today on US-based Coinbase exchange. The jump brought bitcoin’s maximum year-to-date gains to 142.40 percent, attesting to the end of 2018’s infamous bearish phase that wiped more than 70 percent of bitcoin value from its all-time high at $20,000.

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Bulls now believe that the cryptocurrency would retest its historic peak once again, even though it remains about $11,500 below the target at the time of this writing. The renewed buying sentiment finds…

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Party’s Only Getting Started after 2019’s Monster 100% Surge

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According to eToro senior market analyst Mati Greenspan, bitcoin is in amidst a parabolic bull cycle and is on track to sustain its strong momentum over the medium to long term.

Since January, within less than six months, the bitcoin price has increased by nearly 100 percent against the U.S. dollar.

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With a 98% gain year-to-date, bitcoin has outperformed most assets in 2019
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Still, despite its large short-term rally, Greenspan noted that the dominant cryptocurrency is only at the start of a bigger cycle that may lead to new highs for the asset.

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