This Key Metric Suggests Bitcoin’s Bull Run Isn’t Stopping Soon

The Bitcoin (BTC) price has been looking pretty bullish so far in 2020. The number one cryptocurrency just passed the $10,000 mark for the second time in less than a week. Surging deposits at crypto exchange platforms have previously been a reasonable indicator of an approaching market top. By this logic it seems investors aren’t looking to sell just yet. Exchange Deposit Figures Suggest Further Upside for Bitcoin At the time of writing, Bitcoin just crossed $10,000 for the second time in a matter of days. Typically, bullish euphoria has…

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Paying Yourself? Self-Payments Could Be a Key to Lightning Privacy

The Lightning Network is best known for its fast and cheap payments. But the Layer 2 protocol could also offer more privacy than on-chain payments, since transactions are not published on Bitcoin’s blockchain, blockchain analysis is largely impossible. The Lightning Network does present its own privacy risks, however. Payments are routed over a network of users, and nothing stops spies from participating in this process of forwarding transactions while monitoring the flow of funds. On the Lightning Network, blockchain analysis can be substituted for network analysis. There are some solutions…

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