Brian Kelly: Three Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Continue to Surge in Short-Term

“I would not describe myself as a true believer who wakes up thinking Bitcoin will take over the world. For almost every person involved, there has been personal skepticism brought to the table. It resonates with us when a client says, 'I want to hold Bitcoin or Bitcoin futures because I think it is an alternate …
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Angellist: Number of New Crypto Job Listings Doubled in the Last Three Months (

Angellist, a popular website that allows startups to raise money from angel investors, has revealed data about new crypto job listings on its platform. The company details the hiring needs of companies in the crypto space and what jobs are in demand.
Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining,


Last night, April 8, 2018, three programs on Showtime and HBO all mentioned cryptocurrency as legitimate stores of value in their plot lines

-Homeland ("Darwin loves bitcoin") -Silicon Valley (mining bitcoin, noting how volatile it is) -Billions (turning cash into cryptocurrency to evade government detection)

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Chile: Three Crypto Exchanges Dropped by State Bank (

Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges Buda, Orionx, and Cryptomkt were given notice their accounts will be closed by Banco del Estado de Chile. This comes after the three were also targeted with account closings by Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. of Brazil and The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank of Canada).
Also read: Trezor to Implement Bitcoin Cash Addresses
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Three South Korean Crypto Exchanges Raided for Diverting Funds (

South Korean prosecutors have searched the offices of three cryptocurrency exchanges suspected of buying bitcoin with money stolen from customers’ accounts. According to authorities, the companies turned up on the radar during investigations of dubious transfers in January. The raids have been conducted this week.
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Over three million bitcoin addresses consolidated

In January there were 14,000,000 addresses containing 0.001 BTC or less. Now there are around 10,500,000.

Low fees have prompted a huge amount of defragging, much of it at 1 sat/byte: this one for example consolidating tiny 824 satoshi dust particles.

The UTXO has consolidated from 67.5 million to 55 million. At a rough guess, for the last several weeks about a quarter of daily volume (by MB) has been this ‘backlog’ of defragging (backlog from when high fees made it too expensive). Consolidating 12.5 million bits of dust at 148 bytes per input fills getting on for 2,000 blocks – almost 2 weeks’ worth of traffic.

When the defrag backlog is done, and now we have segwit and batching, transacting at 1 sat/byte knowing you’ll get into the next few blocks could become the norm again.

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Three US Naval Cadets under Investigation for Dealing in Drug Trade on Darknet (

The US authorities have launched a thorough investigation into a darknet drug case involving three US naval cadets. The US Naval Academy located near Washington in Annapolis fished out three cadets, accused of selling illicit drugs and accepting payment in Bitcoin using a Darknet marketplace. This flouts the regulation of the Navy as a tolerance to drug abuse of any form is zero.