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An altcoin is simply any digital currency alternative to Bitcoin. Many altcoins are forks of Bitcoin with minor changes (e.g. Litecoin).

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Bitcoin Price and Altcoins Spike On News of President Trump’s Recovery Against COVID-19
Bitcoin and altcoins have enjoyed a brief price surge on the back of news that President Trump could be discharged from hospital after his bout with COVID-19.

Chainlink Rebounds While Large-Cap Altcoins Lag Behind, DeFi Market Reaches $10B in Total Value Locked
Chainlink (LINK) has been making over 18 percent gains in the past 24 hours, taking the lead ahead of most of the large-cap altcoins and Bitcoin.

Ethereum, Cardano and Other Altcoins Slandered by Blockstream CEO as Ponzi Schemes
Blockstream CEO Adam Back publicly stated that Ethereum and other altcoins were Ponzi schemes, angering Ethereum co-founders Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson.

DFA Bill Passed, But Central Bank of Russia Still Thinks Cryptos Are Criminal
Despite the Digital Financial Assets bill being passed by the State Duma, Russia’s Central Bank has nevertheless argued that crypto transactions are not deemed as legitimate investments.

Spain To Draft New Bill That Will Enforce Full Crypto Holding Disclosure From Citizens
Spain is drafting a bill that will make it mandatory for crypto asset holders to disclose the value of their assets for tax purposes.

Bitfinex Permitted to Withhold Documents About Alleged $850 Million Cover-up
The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has ruled that Bitfinex is legally allowed to withhold documents pertaining to the alleged cover-up of an $850 million loss on its trading platform.

Facebook’s Libra Likened to 2008 Subprime Mortgage Fiasco
Senator Brown compared Facebook's Libra to the subprime mortgage scenario. His sentiments show the divided debate facing the Libra project.

Genesis Capital Breaks Previous Quarter Record With 870M in New Loan Originations in Q3
Genesis records rising demand for cash and stablecoins

Telegram Abandons TON and Gram Tokens, Durov Critical of US Regulating Whole World
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has announced that they are calling it quits on the Telegram Open Network (TON) and its Gram tokens after a drawn-out battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

5 Ways The Crypto Market Has Changed In 2020
The cryptocurrency market is constantly evolving. Among new investment methods, new technologies, and new cryptocurrencies altogether, these are some of the most prominent developments in 2020.

Bitcoin Price Has Been Stable, It’s an Altcoin Season Right Now, Says CZ Binance
Bitcoin has been trading sideways for the last few months, with the stability around $9,100. Bitcoin (BTC) has been struggling to gain bullish momentum above $9,200. In an interview with Bloomberg, Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance commented on the stability of the recent Bitcoin price.

Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy to Dump Bitcoin and Chainlink (LINK) After $25,000 Loss
Dave Portnoy announced that he is done with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin after undergoing a loss of $25,000 due to market crash.

Bitcoin Most Popular Crypto in North America, Market Experts Report
Bitcoin has always been the most popular cryptocurrency on the global market, but the region that is most invested in BTC assets appears to be North America.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Concerned About Security Risks That Come With High ETH Transaction Fees
By now, it is no secret that Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and his team are busy perfecting Ethereum 2.0 and preparing it for its official launch.

Chainalysis Adds Compliance Support to Track Privacy Coins Dash and Zcash
Chainalysis has just launched support for two of the most popular privacy coins, Dash and Zcash. Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies with privacy-enhancing features that allow users to gain total anonymity when making blockchain transactions. Privacy coins protect the identity of the users and the origins of the transactions, taking the anonymous and private nature of Bitcoin to the next level. Comparatively, Bitcoin protects some information, hence remaining pseudo-anonymous. The rest of the information, including transactions, addresses, and balances, is recorded in a public and permanently available ledger.

Top Brazilian Crypto Exchange Mercado Bitcoin Adopts Sports Token Chiliz
Mercado Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Brazil, has announced its plans to add sports token Chiliz ($CHZ) to its existing list of digital assets.

Chainlink’s LINK Crypto Price Surges to a New All-Time High, Signaling a Strong Altcoin Season
Chainlink has surged to an all-time high, $8.48, as recent new partnerships have instigated its bull run. Likely factors that pushed the crypto into its strong momentum were recent high-profile partnerships, price discovery, and the strong altcoin market.

Ripple (XRP) Price to Skyrocket and “Completely Annihilate” Every Other Altcoin, says Analyst
The demand for Ripple’s cryptocurrency, XRP is set to skyrocket as the US regulation of cryptocurrencies are clarified. Ripple currently relies on the power of the ISO20022 standardization within RippleNet.

OmiseGO (OMG) Price Sees Three-Digit Gains, Bitcoin Loses Dominance
While Bitcoin’s price is struggling to maintain its $12,000 threshold, an altcoin has been making triple-digit gains, including the OmiseGO (OMG) Network.

Chainlink (LINK) to See Potential Correction as Investor Sentiment Show Concerning Signs
Chainlink (LINK) has been one of the best-performing cryptocurrencies in 2020 and has seen a 20% surge in the past 24 hours. Chainlink has set a new all-time high, the fourth time in less than two months, reaching $17.59 on Binance. Is a bear market coming?

Binance Contributes to Recovery and Return of $10,000 of Stolen Crypto To a Targeted Investor
Binance affiliate crypto security expert Harry Denley helped a victim recover $10, 000 worth of lost cryptocurrency recently.

Bitcoin Dominance Hits 70% at 30-Month High While Altcoins are Dying
Bitcoin now accounts for just over 70 percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization as of September 3rd according to CoinMarketCap.

Amun AG: What are the Top Valuation Approaches for Altcoins?
We continue to explore the top Bitcoin valuation approaches stated in Part 1, which include NVT, NVRV, NVHR, Cost of Mining and Active Address method. In addition, we also looked at the field of altcoin valuation, including Ethereum, top privacy and payment coins.

Crypto Exchange OKEx Delists Five Privacy Coins due to FATF Rules
Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx’s Korean arm will be delisting all five privacy altcoins including Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN), and Super Bitcoin (SBTC).

Bitcoin Price Breaks $12K Resistance and Aims for $14K as BTC Rallies Higher in the Expense of Altcoins
Bitcoin bulls are now back after weeks of consolidation as Bitcoin’s price recently surpassed the $12,000 resistance level, what level will BTC target next?

Blockstream Samson Mow on Scalability: Bitcoins are Tanks while Altcoins are Bicycles
Towards the end of 2017, the cryptocurrency market was in a state of delirium. Bitcoin set record price after record price and reached a peak of around $20,000 USD per token. During this market frenzy, a huge issue long-suspected by educated developers was finally revealed—the bitcoin network had become overloaded and was running against the limits of its capacity, unable to scale beyond seven transactions per second.

Ethereum Killer Polkadot Rallies as ETH Lags Behind, What’s Next for DOT?
The Polkadot (DOT) token has managed to secure its gains in the past week, while other altcoins lagged behind Bitcoin’s price surge.

Grayscale Investments Opens Trading for Grayscale Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Trusts
Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager has opened public trading for two prominent altcoins, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin.

Bank of America Considers Bitcoin and Crypto Transactions to be Equivalent to Cash
Bank of America is considering Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other altcoins to be cash equivalent, and will treat crypto-related transactions as cash advances. Adjustments to the fees in that category of transactions will also be made.

Chainlink (LINK) Massive Bull Run Rallies to Another New All-Time High, Up 700 percent in 2020
Chainlink (LINK) has surged by 52 percent in the past 24 hours, reaching its new all-time-high a $13.8799. Chainlink’s LINK price declined and showed a correction on Aug. 5, however, the current uptrend has proved to be strong. While LINK has attempted to reach $14, and most other altcoins are in the green.