The US Quietly Printed $75 Billion out of Thin Air (For the Banks). This Is Why Bitcoin Matters – CCN.com

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York very quietly handed out $75 billion in cash to the banks on Wednesday in a process known as a ‘repurchase operation,’ or repo.  This emergency measure hasn’t been used at scale for a decade, since the last financial crisis. It’s a reminder of the central banks’ power to artificially expand the money supply and devalue your money. This is why bitcoin, with its capped supply and strict, predictable output, matters. What is the repo operation? In simple terms, the central bank prints $75…

Blockchain in Healthcare Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2025

The value of the blockchain technology in healthcare market is expected to surpass $1.6 billion by 2025, according to global market research and consulting firm Global Market Insights. In a press release published on Sept. 9, Global Market Insights estimated that the blockchain in healthcare market will grow due to a number of factors such as the implementation of government initiatives and increasing investment in the field. Growth factors for blockchain in healthcare Examination of medical outcomes, interoperability of health data and cost component reductions will further impact blockchain adoption,…

Apple Hint, XRP Dump, Mystery $1 Billion Transfer: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 2–8

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Ripple transfers 500 million XRP from its escrow wallet Ripple turned heads this week when data from Whale Alert suggested the fintech startup has transferred 500 million XRP tokens from its escrow wallet — funds worth $130 million. This isn’t the first time that the…

Bitcoin Whale Moves a Cool Billion Dollars for a Mere $700 Fee — CCN Markets

Someone just moved $1 billion in bitcoin to an unknown wallet. | Source: Shutterstock On September 6, more than $1 billion worth of bitcoin was sent from an unknown wallet. The transaction was processed within several hours with a $700 fee. A $1 billion bitcoin transaction processed with a $700 fee (source: blockchain.com) The Token Analyst team traced some of the 94,500 bitcoin to the address of Huobi Global, a major cryptocurrency exchange, but the origins of the rest of the holdings remain unclear. $1 Billion+ $BTC was transferred in…

North Korea Denies It Stole $2 Billion From Crypto Exchanges and Banks

North Korea is denying accusations of obtaining $2 billion through hacking banks and cryptocurrency exchanges. North Korea accuses the United States of spreading rumours On Sept. 1, the country’s official state media, the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) denied allegations of massive theft by North Korean agents.  As Cointelegraph previously reported, the United Nations Security Council North Korea sanctions committee said that “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea cyber actors were raising money for its WMD (weapons of mass destruction) programs, with total proceeds to date estimated at up to two…

Bitcoin Miners Made $14 Billion to Date Securing the Network

All-time revenue for Bitcoin (BTC) miners has topped $14 billion, according to fresh data from Coin Metrics. As Yahoo! Finance reported on Aug. 30, despite the massive increase in the network’s hash rate — a factor that depresses the profitability of mining — there’s still more money in the game for miners than ever before.  Bitcoin miner revenue growing exponentially The report notes that as of the Bitcoin network’s inception, it took eight years for miners’ total revenue to break past the $5 billion mark; the next $5 billion were…

Billionaire Alan Howard Eyes $1 Billion Crypto Fund Management Venture

Elwood Asset Management — owned by British billionaire and Brevan Howard founder Alan Howard — is planning a $1 billion venture into the crypto hedge fund space. The Financial Times (FT) reported on Aug. 30 that the asset manager is developing a platform that would tailor portfolios of cryptocurrency funds for institutional investors. Weeding out the crypto hedge fund space Elwood Asset Management CEO Bin Ren told the FT that the venture will aim to steer investors towards a selection of vetted crypto funds that have passed robust due diligence…

Bitcoin Price Targets 3-Week Losing Streak in $14 Billion Overnight Wipeout – CCN Markets

Bitcoin price fell sharply on Thursday’s trading to land around the $9,500 level. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price crumbled overnight, breaching the psychological barrier of $10k and dropping as low as $9,334 on Coinbase. The fall marked a nine percent collapse in a matter of hours, wiping out a total of $14 billion in BTC market capitalization.  The collapse is primarily a technical move coupled with low trading interest on the CME bitcoin futures platform. On the long-term, however, bitcoin is building a strong, consolidated base,…

Global Blockchain Revenues to Hit $10 Billion by 2023: Market Research

Global revenues for blockchain technology are expected to hit $10 billion by 2023. Tech market advisory firm ABI Research published its findings regarding global revenues from blockchain technology on Aug. 28. Per ABI, investments in the space continue to swell despite the decrease in initial coin offering (ICO) activity, due in large part to venture capital (VC) funding blockchain infrastructure development. Venture capital funding a major factor ABI says that VC is catching up to ICOs as a form of funding, with 620 rounds totaling $3.1 billion last year, up…