Classified Ads Site in South Africa Reports Increase in High-Ticket Bitcoin Listings (news.bitcoin.com)

Online classifieds and community website, Gumtree South Africa, has reported a significant increase in the number of listings posted specifically asking to trade items for bitcoin. In particular, the website reports a proliferation in the number of listings for luxury vehicles that are asking for bitcoin as payment.
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215,000+ Sign Petition Against South Korean Crypto Regulation – Government to Respond (news.bitcoin.com)

A national petition against extreme cryptocurrency regulations in South Korea has exceeded 200,000 signatures, the requirement for the government to respond. The petition entitled “Has the government ever dreamed a happy dream for the people?” was filed on December 28. Meanwhile, another related petition calls for the removal of the governor of the country’s Financial Supervisory Service.
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Bitcoin Cash Tip Bot ‘Tippr’ Distributes Thousands of Micropayments (news.bitcoin.com)

A new Bitcoin Cash (BCH) tip bot that lets anyone send small microtransactions using BCH called ‘Tippr’ is gaining a lot of traction on the web these days.
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Businessman Outright Buys Two Electric Power Stations to Do Bitcoin Mining in Russia (news.bitcoin.com)

China has dominated the bitcoin mining industry for a couple of years, but fears of a government clampdown are signaling now might be the best time to enter the market elsewhere in the world. And someone just made a big bet that Russia, with its cold weather and plentiful fossil fuel energy sources, is the place to establish a mining venture.
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Markets Update: The Top 68 Cryptos Dive During the January Slump (news.bitcoin.com)

Cryptocurrency markets are having a tough time during the third week of the new year as a vast majority of digital assets are down 20 percent or more. Currently, the BTC/USD global average is roughly $ 12,050 after touching a high of $ 14,300 just 24-hours prior. The sudden losses started taking place yesterday evening when bitcoin markets dipped into the $ 13K territory. Uncertain digital asset traders are debating on whether or not markets will rebound soon or plunge to some more lower bound…

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New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Proliferate in South Korea Despite Regulation (news.bitcoin.com)

New cryptocurrency exchanges are rushing to launch in South Korea despite regulatory uncertainty due to high demand and lucrative business models. Ten crypto platforms are expected to open for business in the first half of this year, including two run by Kosdaq-listed companies.
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Telegram Followers – The New Metric for Cryptocurrency Success (news.bitcoin.com)

Cryptocurrencies are gauged by the size of their market cap. It’s a crude reckoner, but it’s good enough for most purposes. But what about projects that have yet to issue their coins or host their token sale? Increasingly, investors are turning to one metric that’s hard to fake and indicative of widespread support – Telegram followers.
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South Korean Banks Reverse Decisions on Cryptocurrency Accounts (news.bitcoin.com)

South Korean banks have backtracked from their decisions to stop servicing cryptocurrency accounts as crypto investors protested and the government re-discussed its policy. The country’s 6 major banks have been told that they must follow through with the original plan and install the system that would end the anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies.
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Venezuela Urges 10 Other Countries to Adopt Its Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency (news.bitcoin.com)

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has called for 10 other countries to adopt his planned oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro. This move follows the country’s parliament declaring the issuance of this new currency illegal.
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Trading Tip `The Wall´ – Trade Like You’re John McAfee (news.bitcoin.com)

The cryptocurrency markets have turned into a casino and everyone is a winner, including perhaps the charismatic John McAfee. Following the dramatic bitcoin price rally to $ 19,891, and subsequent dump to $ 10,400 (GDAX), bitcoin is now in what is known as a consolidation phase where it will remain until it breaks out from that range. What characterizes consolidation is that the price movement is uncertain and pretty

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