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Analysis: Can Bitcoin be Hacked?

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Nobody is able to hack bitcoin because it cannot be broken because there is no point of failure, and bitcoin hacking would be useless.

Nobody is able to hack bitcoin because it cannot be broken because there is no point of failure, and bitcoin hacking would be useless. Hackers show how powerful computers can cheat Bitcoin and blockchain, allowing users to have complete control of their money.

Two of the most prominent incidents of Bitcoin hacking in cryptocurrency history are:

The Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox had been operating since 2010 and was the largest Bitcoin exchange at that time and Poloniex, one of the busiest Bitcoin and altcoin exchanges, was hacked in the summer of 2014. Since then, there have been a series of exchange hacks.

 

Bitcoin Hacking

So when someone owns Bitcoin, what they really have is the private key to unlock a specific address on the blockchain. Recently, most of the Bitcoin hacking has occurred when companies are organizing fundraisers in the form of “initial coin offering” asking investors to send bitcoins to them.

Smart hackers can pretend to be companies that want to get Bitcoin by creating fake websites and encouraging investors to send them Bitcoins worth millions of dollars in their own Bitcoin wallets instead of those that are used by real companies. Concerns have arisen about its usefulness and usefulness, as well as the potential for a so-called death spiral in Bitcoin mining, as many miners have closed the store.

Bitcoin, as the largest digital chip that encapsulates all the main points of cryptocurrency and blockchain – such as decentralization and transparency, and of course distribution – is the embodiment of a functional token economy.
Many feared that Bitcoin could go if miners, an important part of any cryptocurrency that could work, decided to give up Bitcoin because of the increased difficulty and loss of profitability.

Bitcoin is not hackable

The first rule of bitcoin: if you do not have the keys, you do not own the bitcoin. What happens is that users and exchanges are hacked and lose their private keys to access bitcoin – the coins are transferred to another address. What was broken was a currency exchange, where hackers steal public and private keys to a portfolio.

Bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority: there is no government, company or bank to manage Bitcoin. You may be interested in Bitcoin if you like cryptography, distributed peer – to – peer systems or economics.

Large networks such as Bitcoin are constantly attacked by DDoS ‘attempts, but design decisions taken in the development of Bitcoin’s network activities are aimed at reducing the risk of DDoS attempts.

Double spending is a method of defrauding cryptocurrency, which consists in sending transactions to the chain, receiving the asset or service for which the transaction is paid, and then using the majority hash power to split the blockchain at a time before the transaction.

Large coins such as Bitcoin are not afraid of a 51 percent attack because of the fact that every attacker with the vast majority of hash power would have been more motivated to simply mine all the blocks and get Bitcoin instead of trying to attack, especially given the price of their stolen.

You open your preferred search engine, search for cryptocurrency related things, click on any of the ads displayed at the top of the results, and you’re on a website that deceives you.

Fraud apps are constantly created and created to look like a legitimate cryptocurrency, users start trading with them only to quickly realize that they are simply transferring money to fraudsters. To carry out the fraud, fraudsters called on users to submit private keys and recovery seeds to generate gold portfolios from Bitcoin. Earlier, Nicehash, a well – known mining firm, had fallen victim to a hack that has stolen about 4700 Bitcoin.

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Donald Trump policies push Mexico to Bitcoin

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Mexico has seen a new all-time high trading volume on localbitcoins. This comes out on the back of the announcement from the Trump Whitehouse.

Mexico has seen a new all-time high trading volume on localbitcoins. This comes out on the back of the announcement from the Trump Whitehouse that remittance payments of Mexican migrants in the United States of America will potentially be the target of new restrictions essentially ending the possibility of Mexican migrant workers to be able to cheaply send money back home to their families.

 

Mexico adopting Bitcoin:

Mexico has been experiencing a massive increase in the number of transactions on localbitcoins. Mexican migrant workers are believed to be exploited by the remittance companies which are charging around 10% fees. What is essentially being discussed here by the Trump Whitehouse is a new tax on these migrant workers. The number that they are currently floating around is a 3% tax on the remittances going from the USA to Mexico. This may not seem super crazy but considering the $33.4 billion which were sent to Mexico in 2018 alone, that extra 3% could mean $1 billion more per year for the United States government.

 

98% of the transactions that were sent during the last year, were sent via electronic means which means that there is actually a very strong remittance route that is ready for mass disruption going from the United States to Mexico and Bitcoin could be the perfect answer. However, the average size of a remittance payment from the United States to Mexico is $322 last year and the problem is that if the fees rise again exponentially on bitcoin, then bitcoin might not be the ideal cryptocurrency for these kinds of smaller remittance payments. Maybe we are going to see some other cryptocurrency being adopted in that situation. But regardless of which cryptocurrency is used, we can see that there is a clear need for disruption as government policies again seeks to impede or overly exploit the free float of money.

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Bitcoin Crashes Downwards: Is BTC Going to Fall Back to $4000?

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Bitcoin fell down to test the $5000 support level. If the current support around $5000 is broken, BTC might really crash to $4500 and $4200 support levels.

Bitcoin fell down to test the $5000 support level which is the most crucial level for BTC currently. The downward correction started after bitcoin tested the $5500 resistance level yesterday at around 18:00 UTC.

 

The resistance around $5500 proved very strong and pushed the price downwards sharply. The sharp declining pattern attracted a lot of sellers which even pushed the price below $5200 support level and BTC tested the $5000 support reaching up to $5018.

BTCUSD Price Chart- Coinbase

BTCUSD Price Chart- Coinbase

Bitcoin is currently trading around $5070 (at the time of publication) showcasing a bearish pattern.

 

Bitcoin Price Drop:

The sudden price drop has led to people speculating that BTC might soon crash back to the $4000 range. Earlier, analysts were also predicting the sudden rise of bitcoin to be a conspiracy. Also, Bloomberg had also called the sudden rise a Blip. If BTC had successfully crossed over the $5500 range, the next major resistance was around $5800, however, BTC fell sharply losing more than $400 in value over the last 24 hours.

 

The bearish move does not clearly indicate a crash towards $4500 and $4000 range, however, if the current major support around $5000 is broken, BTC might really crash to $4500 and $4200 support levels. With the price of bitcoin falling, other major altcoins are also in the red zone today with Ethereum falling more than 8% in the last 24 hours, XRP falling more than 6% and Litecoin falling around 12% in the last 24 hours.

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China to completely ban crypto mining: Bitcoin about to Crash Hard?

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As reported by Bloomberg, China is moving towards putting a complete ban on mining bitcoin and other crypto as it causes serious wasatage of resources.

As reported by Bloomberg, China is moving towards putting a complete ban on mining cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. In accordance to a document posted by the National Department and Reform Commission of China, the mining of cryptocurrencies should be completely banned as it causes serious wasatage of resources.

 

China is known to be the largest hub of cryptocurrency mining with huge mining rigs been set up in the country. Earlier, China has also banned small investors to invest in security token offerings or STOs and only large investors with more than $1 million funds are allowed to invest in such projects. Now, the country is planning to take strict action against cryptocurrency miners in the country.

 

Cryptocurrency miners were earlier attracted to China due to their cheap electricity rates and subsidies in the country, however, due to the strict actions being taken by the government with the guidelines of the NDRC which has disincentivized cryptocurrency mining, a lot of miners have shut down their operations or moved to other nations.

 

Largest Mining Pools in China:

China has been a hub for some of the largest cryptocurrency mining polls. Even though the mining pools have been shifting to other countries, there has been some effect of the ban on the market for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as the mining is a major part of the overall working of cryptocurrencies.

 

How do you think the complete ban on cryptocurrency mining in China will effect the bitcoin price? Tell us in the comments section below.

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