Bitcoin Today: Cryptos Gain as Regulation Takes Backseat, IMF Offers Boost

Bitcoin maintained its earlier gains in Tuesday trading, reaching as high as about $ 8,150 in morning action. Tuesday marked the third-straight day the No. 1 cryptocurrency by market value hovered above the $ 8,000 mark after a 15-day streak trapped below it. Most other high-market cap cryptocurrencies …
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Finance Ministry Employees Caught Mining Cryptos in Kazakhstan (news.bitcoin.com)

The Ministry of Finance in Kazakhstan has announced measures to improve security and oversight in its IT department after catching four employees mining cryptocurrencies on its servers. Joking that the miners have taken over the central bank’s main duty – money emission, a deputy called for crypto regulations. The National Bank is actually working on proposals to regulate the crypto sector.   
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Hedge fund manager: I believe so strongly in bitcoin and other cryptos I put nearly all my money in …

"Like 90 percent," Brian Kelly estimates of his cryptocurrencies investment. "I run a fund. I have my money in that. I've got investments elsewhere." "But that's not for everybody," said the founder of BK Capital Management. "I'm making a big bet." In 2018, bitcoin has been under pressure, hitting a …
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