Bitcoin: another historic maximum

Bitcoin reached $6345 at Bitfinex, with $101B marketcap
30 October 2017   1608

October 29 the price of the first digital currency suddenly emerged from a fairly long flat period and within the few hours made a sharp breakthrough, fixing a new record.

On the Bitfinex exchange the bitcoin price has reached the high of $6345, which is a new historical high.

Bitfinex Exchange
Bitfinex Exchange

At the moment of press, according to Coinmarketcap, the average Bitcoin price is $6123.48 with $101B marketcap and $2.6B 24h trading volume.

Bitcoin Chart
Bitcoin Chart

It is also worth noting that, together with bitcoin, the growth and most altcoins started. This, in turn, positively affects the aggregate capitalization of the cryptocurrency market. At present, the total value of the crypto currency on the market is $ 180 billion.

BTC Extortionists to Send Explosion Threats In US & CA

Police reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found
14 December 2018   79

In Canada and the United States, local businesses and residents received letters threatening to detonate a bomb if they did not send bitcoins to extortionists. Because of this, in some regions, law enforcement officers evacuated people from bus stations, schools and airports, reports Global News.

Extortionists threatened to blow up universities, schools, city halls and local businesses in the US states of Utah, Aidaxo, New York, Oklahoma and Illinois. The New York City Police Department urged residents not to panic or send bitcoins to criminals. Police also reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found.

In Canada, extortionists promised to blow up buildings and car dealerships in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal. Some residents of the attackers asked for a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $ 20 thousand. After verification, the Calgary police stated that the messages were part of phishing attacks and did not pose a threat to the public.