#Bitcoin Breaking News: Mark Karpelès CEO of Mt Gox Faces Ten Years in Prison Published 1 week ago on March 13, 2019 By Layla Harding Share Tweet Mark Karpelès, the CEO of Mt Gox, a non-operating bitcoin exchange has to face 10 years in prison as the court of Tokyo is preparing to pass judgment on embezzlement (theft or misappropriation of funds) charges on 15th March 2019 (Friday). Mark Karpelès is charged with transacting client’s money worth $3 million in his personal accounts and forging the data of the exchange. However, Mark maintained his innocence in front of the courts. According to the report, Mark had transacted the client’s money into various other companies that he owned which included a 3D printing company as well. He is also being accused of spending the money on prostitution, tours, personal bills and living a luxurious life. However, according to Mark, the transaction of the funds was a short-term loan. The prosecutors asked the court to account a 10-year sentence. Mark has already been to prison for 6 months during the trial and was later released on bail. Mark alleged in the court that he swears to god that he is innocent and also gave his apologies to the people who lost their precious funds during the hacking of the exchange. Mt Gox tale coming to an end? If Mark Karpelès is convicted, this will bring the long tale of Mt Gox to an end. Mt Gox had filed for bankruptcy back in 2014 after losing around 850,000 BTC. Bitcoin had experienced the worst crash when the exchange was shut down back then. Related Topics:Bitcoinbitcoin exchangeHACKINGMark KarpelèsMount GoxMt GoxMt Gox hackMtGoxPrison Up Next Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH at crucial point: Rise or Crash? Don't Miss HSBC Bank Looking to Expand Blockchain Platform Voltron in South Korea Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Mt Gox: Has the time come when Mt.Gox Creditors will be paid? Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Great Week for the top 10 Bitcoin Price to $4500 soon? BTC Price Analysis Tom Lee: Bitcoin Bull Market Coming Soon Alert: Bitcoin Breaks Record, Highest Hash Rate Since November 2018. VISA getting into Cryptocurreny Space 4 Comments 4 Comments Pingback: Breaking News: Mark Karpelès CEO of Mt Gox Faces Ten Years in Prison – BTC.com.ph News Pingback: Breaking News: Mark Karpelès CEO of Mt Gox Faces Ten Years in Prison – BitcoinInfo.com News Pingback: Breaking News: Mark Karpelès CEO of Mt Gox Faces Ten Years in Prison – BitcoinGuide.com News Pingback: Breaking News: Mark Karpelès CEO of Mt Gox Faces Ten Years in Prison – BitcoinLifestyle.com News Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website #Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Great Week for the top 10 Published 24 hours ago on March 21, 2019 By Layla Harding The current week has proved to be quite amazing for the cryptocurrency market as all major coins are holding green. The total cryptocurrency market rose by around $1.5 billion yesterday night with the price of bitcoin reaching $4100. Bitcoin: BTC/USD Weekly Price Chart Bitcoin broke the $4000 resistance level on 17th March and has been over this range since then. Bitcoin has turned the previous resistance into strong support now and has moved upwards slowly currently trading around $4120 (according to Bitfinex chart) with around 1% increase in the last 24 hours. If bitcoin is able to maintain its position above $4100 range for long, it might soon move ahead towards the major long term resistances such as $4500 and $4600. Altcoins: ETH/USD Weekly Chart Ethereum also saw a nice bullish momentum this week after reaching the highest point of $143. Currently, Ethereum is trading nicely around $140 and is experiencing a few dips while trying to move upwards. Unlike other top 10 coins, Ripple market is experiencing volatility from the last week but the momentum is still quite bullish. LTCUSD Weekly Chart Litecoin has been following trends and is steadily trading around $60 from the start of the week. Litecoin has increased more than 1.67% in the last 24 hours which makes it the best performing crypto of the day (in comparison with the top 10 cryptos according to market capitalization). LTC is currently trading around $61 (according to Bitfinex chart). The overall cryptocurrency market is in a bullish momentum with sings of further gains. After a long bearish trend, cryptocurrency analysts are now believing that the bull market might be coming soon. Continue Reading #Bitcoin Tom Lee: Bitcoin Bull Market Coming Soon Published 2 days ago on March 20, 2019 By Layla Harding Tom Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global also known as the bitcoin bull has predicted that the price of bitcoin will likely experience a bullish run in the next 5 to 6 months. Lee predicted this during an interview with the CNBC. According to Lee, the 200 daily moving average is the number to keep in mind. If bitcoin is able to stay above $4000 till August this year, it will cross the 200 daily moving average and thus technically the overall chart would start to look bullish. During the interview, he also mentioned that the future of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies lies on the fact of whether it becomes an asset class and bitcoin is still in the early days of becoming one. Although Tom Lee has been quite bullish about the price of bitcoin, Fundstrat had recently posted a warning that the cryptocurrency market might crash to a new bottom before actually starting a bull run. Tom Lee on JP Morgan Coin: In the interview, Lee also expressed his concerns regarding the recently launched JP Morgan Coin which is a stablecoin launched by the banking giant JP Morgan Chase. He said that things such as the JP Morgan Coin and Facebook Coin create use cases for cryptocurrencies and according to him, the JPM Coin is surely not a competitor to bitcoin as it is a stablecoin in nature. Continue Reading #Bitcoin Alert: Bitcoin Breaks Record, Highest Hash Rate Since November 2018. Published 2 days ago on March 20, 2019 By Janet F. Sanchez The hash rate of bitcoin which is the power that secures the bitcoin network has recorded the highest level yesterday (19th March) since last year November. The Bitcoin hash rate passed over fifty-two quintillion hash per second in accordance with the data feed on Blockchain.com. Bitcoin Hash Rate: Bitcoin hash rate is the computation of the performance of bitcoin miners. In simpler terms, as the hash rate goes higher, the bitcoin network becomes more secure. It becomes more difficult to attack the bitcoin network as an attacker would need increased resources in order to attack the network. The increasing hash rate also depicts the increase in the number of bitcoin miners. As the BTC mining difficulty level is quite stable now, more and more miners are joining the bitcoin network. Although, the increasing hash rate would eventually result in an increase in the overall difficulty level. Bitcoin hash rate 19th March 2019 The bitcoin network security is at its peak since November last year. The highest hash rate ever recorded has been around 62 quintillion hash per second in August last year. Looking at the current chart, it depicts that the hash rate might even cross this level in the coming time. The increased hash rate also builds up confidence in the minds of the miners as it shows the overall security of the bitcoin network and thus predicting a secure future of the investment of the miners. Thus, overall, more and more miners are now joining the bitcoin mining network after a subsequent decrease last year which led to a lot of miners moving out of the mining business. Bitcoin price analysts believe that the hash rate of the network follows the price of bitcoin as it helps them in speculating the future price of BTC. During last year’s bear market, the hash rate also fell drastically which led to a lot of miners shutting down and the mining equipment were being sold at waste prices. Now as the hash rate is rising, miners are again turning on their mining rigs and moving back to business. It is also worth examining that the current hash rate of the network is even more than the recorded hash rate in December 2017 when the price of BTC went up to $20,000. 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