Monero price set all time record

Let's try to figure out what stands behind Monero's new price high
22 November 2017   1288

On Wednesday, November 22, Montero's crypto currency reached a new historic record, confidently breaking the $ 155 mark. Earlier, developers of the popular hardware wallet Ledger confirmed the rapid integration of Monero, Qtum and Stellar into the Nano S and Blue models.

After two months of relative calm, Monero set a new price record, breaking the $ 155 mark. Since September 18, the cryptocurrency has not been able to trade in the $ 80- $ 100 corridor, but since November 8 it began to show stable growth, which ultimately led to the renewal of the historical maximum.

At the moment of prese, these are main XMR market parameters:

  • Average price $151.26
  • Market cap $2,326,149,559 
  • 24h volume $132,485,000

Monero Price Charts
Monero Price Charts

Top three Monero markets are:

  • Bithumb 32%
  • Bifinex 14%
  • HitBTC 14%

Monero Markets
Monero Markets

The fact that the Monero crypto currency, aimed at anonymity, can be added to the hardware wallets of the Ledger family, became known in early September.

Billionare's Wife Kidnappers to Demand €9M Worth XMR

Anna-Elizabeth Falkievik Hagen was allegedly abducted from her home, although the law enforcement agencies found no sign of hacking
10 January 2019   422

In late October, the wife of one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in Norway, Tom Hagen, was kidnapped. The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of € 9 million in Monero, according to Norway Today.

Anna-Elizabeth Falkievik Hagen, 68, was allegedly abducted from her home, although the law enforcement agencies found no sign of hacking. A note with a ransom request was also found there.

Note that Interpol and Europol are involved in the investigation of the case of Falkievik, and the fact of the abduction was kept secret for a long time for security reasons.

Today, January 9, the police confirmed that Falkievik was abducted, and communication with the criminals takes place exclusively through some kind of "electronic platform". In addition, in December, the kidnappers could not provide evidence that she was still alive.

Probably the Falkievik case is the first time in Norway when a ransom is demanded in a cryptocurrency equivalent. Nevertheless, the police recommended that the criminals be denied their claims.

Tom Hagen is the founder of Elkraft AS, a power supply company. His fortune is estimated at 1.7 billion NOK (€ 170 million).

Earlier, employees of the local prosecutor’s office in Kiev and the National Police of Ukraine detained two suspects accused of stealing a miner in March of this year and stealing $ 50,000.

Now they face up to 15 years of imprisonment for robbery committed by a group of individuals in a preliminary conspiracy, infiltration and theft in a particularly large scale.