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Deribit Launches Weekly Research Publication on Various Crypto Topics

The Netherlands-based Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options trading platform Deribit is launching a weekly publication called Deribit Insights. Research publication on crypto In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 9, Deribit announced that it will be launching a weekly in-depth analytical research publication focused on various crypto topics, tailored for both the novice and expert cryptocurrency users. The Derbit Insights publication will review cryptocurrency events, delve into recent market developments and explore future advancements of the crypto industry. The first research report takes a closer look at the…

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Employee Fined For Mining BTC on Nuclear Research Center Supercomputer

An employee at a nuclear research center in the closed town of Sarov in Russia was fined for illegally mining Bitcoin (BTC). Convicted to pay $7,000 fine According to a Sept. 27 article by Russian news outlet Meduza, a man was fined 450,000 rubles ($7,000) for trying to mine Bitcoin by using a petaflop-capable supercomputer at his workplace, the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute in Sarov, Russia. Sarov, about 230 miles east of Moscow is a closed town as it is the Russian center for nuclear weapons research.  The court delivered…

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Bitcoin Price ‘Manipulated’ Before Futures Settlement Dates: Research

New research this week has added to suspicions that futures settlement dates end up manipulating the Bitcoin (BTC) price. Bitcoin drops 75% of the time before futures expire According to findings from Arcane Research reported by Norwegian crypto news outlet Kryptografen on Sept. 24, CME Group’s Bitcoin futures settlement dates, in particular, appear to negatively influence BTC markets. Analyzing price behavior from January 2018 to August 2019, the company found that 75% of the times immediately before CME issued payouts, Bitcoin fell.  CME was one of the first operators to…

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Research Suggests Tether Sentiment Could Provide Chance for Manipulation

New research from Augmento suggests a forward correlation between Tether sentiment, market capitalization and price, which could be manipulated or exploited to create arbitrage opportunities.  It hypothesizes that Tether sentiment could therefore provide a signal for traders in a blog post published Aug. 22. Sentiment correlation with market cap Augmento notes that Tether sentiment does not appear normal. Comparing positive and negative sentiment shows that negative sentiment dominates, with extreme spikes of intense discussion when news breaks, before dropping quickly away. When considering this alongside changes in market cap and…

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Bitcoin Dominance Is Actually Above 90%, New Research Suggests

Bitcoin’s true share of the total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies could be as high as above 90%, Forbes reported on Aug. 22. While mainstream crypto data aggregators have been pointing to a dominance level of around 70%, analysts at Arcane Research have calculated that the real level may be much higher. Liquidity must be taken into account Arcane Research has argued that to get a more accurate measure of Bitcoin’s dominance, liquidity should be factored into the equation. They write:  “One might be able to sell one token for…

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Bitcoin Simply Existing Positively Impacts Monetary Policy: Research

The existence of private decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) has a healthy impact on governments’ fiscal and regulatory policy, a new analysis contends. TThe argument was put forth in a paper published on Aug. 16 by Max Raskin (NYU School of Law), Fahad Saleh (McGill University) and David Yermack (NYU Stern), entitled “How Do Private Digital Currencies Affect Government Policy? 3 positive impacts of cryptos simply existing The analysis notes that as regards the global financial system, the question of cryptocurrencies’ influence is not confined to whether or not the…

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