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As cryptocurrency edges its way more into the mainstream, Google Finance has added crypto prices to its finance.google.com domain and now has a tab in ‘Compare Markets’, alongside the stock market and currency markets. Currently, Google has added prices for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.

In the past YouTube, which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has angered crypto enthusiasts for banning crypto-related educational and news content. Even Cointelegraph and Coindesk have been suspended from the platform at times, until they proved they had not violated the terms of service.

The crypto market is attracting more mainstream attention…

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A recent study of people over 18 by Piplsay has revealed, “a majority of American believe cryptocurrency is a safe investment. Furthermore, 25% already own crypto with another 27% saying they plan to invest this year,” according to Coindesk.

Piplsay is a global consumer research platform, and significantly, its study’s findings are broadly in line with other surveys.

Grayscale research in October 2020 showed that 55% of US investors had an interest in buying cryptocurrencies, while another study by Bitwise indicated that 24% of financial advisers had already bought Bitcoin.

2020 was an amazing year for the leading cryptocurrency, and…

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The deposit contract for the Beacon Chain, which is the bridge between the existing Ethereum blockchain and the forthcoming Ethereum 2.0, now holds over 3,000,000 ETH, worth over $5.5 billion at current prices.

The contract has been very successful since its launch in November, and had already secured the necessary amount of ETH to ensure the contract within three weeks of its launch.

When the time comes to launch Ethereum 2.0, the Beacon Chain will help “dock” the current mainnet onto 2.0 to ensure the network’s complete migration. Significantly, Ethereum 2.0 uses proof-of-stake where “validators” replace miners to process transactions.

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Dogecoin, the meme cryptocurrency, shot up an astonishing 55% over the weekend, achieving a new all time high (ATH) after American rapper Snoop Dogg joined DOGE booster-in-chief Elon Musk and Kiss rock star Gene Simmons, tweeted a meme of a Shiba Inu dog, the breed representing the DOGE token.

On Sunday morning DOGE was trading at around $0.056, but by Sunday afternoon it sat at $0.084. This eclipsed its most recent ATH of $0.078 giving it a year on year increase of 1,380%.

On Sunday afternoon, Snoop posted a meme of a Shiba Inu is rappers’ clothing, addressing it to…

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The frenzy over GameStop last week appears to passed, somewhat like a virus, to Reddit’s Bitcoin community over the last few days. It is one of the largest communities on Reddit, and it has now passed the two-million-member mark.

Cointelegraph reports that the Metrics For Reddit analytics website shows that subreddit r/Bitcoin has “2,184,941 subscribers at the time of publication, making it the 178th most popular subreddit among more than 100,000 active pages,” and that it hit a membership milestone last Friday.

Around 18 months ago, the community had one million members, which had stayed more or less constant, until…

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The upcoming, annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos has put two sessions about cryptocurrencies on the agenda, a sign of its growing importance, Cointelegraph suggests.

The sessions, titled Resetting Digital Currencies, are going to be held on the Monday and Thursday, if you want to follow it, and will feature speakers Andrew Bailey, Bank of England Governor and Hikmet Ersek, president and CEO of Western Union.

At the Thursday session, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, a senior minister for the government of Singapore, and Zhu Min, chairman of the Beijing-based National Institute of Financial Research will be amongst the…

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For the past few days, Bitcoin has managed to stay above $30,000, and the other altcoins have hovered in the same kind of trading range. They are a rather stuck here it seems, with no dramatic movements in sight.

This week Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the USA: might this give cryptocurrencies the push owners would like them to have, or might we see some different kind of activity.

One consideration is the strength of the US dollar, which has been increasing over the last few days. As Cointelegraph says: “On Monday, the U.S…

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It is only a matter of days now until the 46th president of the United States is inaugurated. Cointelegraph suggests that President Biden’s USD 3 Trillion stimulus package could give Bitcoin a boost and set its price rocketing.

It argues that this “could ignite the next leg of the BTC bull market, as more investors seek refuge from a crumbling United States dollar.”

According to Axios, Biden has asked Congress to provide Americans with $2,000 in stimulus payments to help offset the economic devastation of Covid-19. …

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A Happy New Year to all of you, and let’s hope it is a better year than 2020, which took us all by surprise with the coronavirus.

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have had an excellent start as the value of Bitcoin, and the leading altcoins, such as Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) have been surging in value over the Christmas period. It has kept many of us glued to the price on an hourly basis. …

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As the price of Bitcoin (BTC) surges upwards, many retail investors may think it’s too late to arrive at this party, but Jordan Finneseth at Cointelegraph says there is at least one way to buy effectively in this bull cycle.

You can always tell when there is a buzz around BTC, because the mainstream media suddenly starts publishing stories about it: the rest of the time it simply ignores the entire cryptocurrency and blockchain sector. Whilst some big names in crypto may tweet about the fortunes they have made, this is not the average experience with Bitcoin investing, yet that…

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