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BitPay Enables Merchant Payments From Any Bitcoin Wallet or Exchange

Users will soon be able to pay all BitPay invoices from any cryptocurrency wallet or exchange. We will begin a phased roll out starting February 4th.

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BitPay Enables Merchant Payments From Any Bitcoin Wallet or Exchange

Users will soon be able to pay all BitPay invoices from any cryptocurrency wallet or exchange. We will begin a phased roll out starting February 4th.

The decision, driven by merchant feedback, puts merchants back in control of which wallets, apps, or exchanges they’ll accept payments from. It also empowers consumers to use any wallet, app, or exchange to pay their favorite merchant. Furthermore, participating does not require any technical development or implementation.

What to Expect

P2P or peer-to-peer payments will likely increase your sales and enable you access to broader customer base of crypto holders. With increased volume and sales, from time to time, you may see payment exceptions including over, under, or late payments:

  • Underpayments: Your customer does not include enough cryptocurrency
  • Overpayments: Your customer includes more than enough cryptocurency
  • Late Payments: Your customer sends Bitcoin to an expired invoice or to the wrong address. The order will need manual approval from the merchant.

If your customer underpays an invoice, they will automatically receive an email containing information on how to start the refund process.

If they overpay an invoice, the overpaid portion will be sent back to your customer and the invoice total will be credited to your ledger.

For help with late payments and any other non-automated payment error, please reference our guide How do I view, refund, and manage payments? when using your Merchant Dashboard.

Message for Your Customers

To assist your support team, we’ve created a message for you to send to customers. Simply add your company name at the bottom.

Hello,

We’re excited to now accept P2P cryptocurrency payments from any wallet, application or exchange through BitPay.

To now make a payment, select your wallet or exchange and make sure to follow any payment tips BitPay provides. Then scan the QR code or click the QR code to copy the amount due and the address you’re sending to. Paste the amount and address into your wallet, app or exchange and make your payment.

Before submitting the payment, make sure to enter your real email address. If you accidentally send too much or too little crypto, BitPay will use this email to begin the refund process.

If you have any additional questions regarding your cryptocurrency payment, please contact BitPay’s customer support team for assistance or view our step-by-step guide.

Thank you,

(Your Company Name Here)

Source: https://bitpay.com/blog/p2p-payments/

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TA: Ethereum Stuck Below $410, Why It Could Correct Sharply Below $400

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Ethereum is struggling to gain momentum above $410 and $420 against the US Dollar. ETH price might start a strong downside correction if it clears the $400 support.

  • Ethereum is facing a couple of major hurdles near the $410 and $412 resistance levels.
  • The price is currently holding the $400 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break below a key contracting triangle with support near $412 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a sharp downside correction below $400 if it stays below $412 for too long.

Ethereum Price is Facing Hurdles

Ethereum failed to set a new monthly high above $420 unlike bitcoin against the US Dollar. ETH price seems to be facing a couple of major hurdles near the $410 and $412 resistance levels.

The last swing high was near $418 before the price declined below the $410 support. There was a break below a key contracting triangle with support near $412 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. However, ether price remained well bid above the $400 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

A low is formed near $403 and the price is currently consolidating in a range. There was a break above the $405 level, but the price is facing a strong resistance near the $410 level. It is also close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $418 high to $403 low.

Ethereum Price

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The next key resistance is near the $412 level or the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $418 high to $403 low. If ether clears the $410 and $412 resistance levels, there are chances of a strong increase.

The next major resistance is near the $418 swing high and $420. A successful close above the $420 level might open the doors for a sharp increase in the coming sessions. The next stop on the upside could be near the $432 level, followed by $435.

Downside Break in ETH

If Ethereum fails to clear the $410 and $412 resistance levels, there is a risk of a fresh drop. The first major support is near the 100 hourly simple moving average and $405.

The main support seems to be forming near the $400 level. A continuous failure to gain traction above $410 might even result in a sharp decline below the $400 level (the last key breakout zone).

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is slowly moving in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is just below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $400

Major Resistance Level – $412

Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/analysis/eth/ethereum-stuck-below-410/

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$FARM down by 70% as Harvest Finance faces ‘economic attack’

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A few hours ago, reports from users on Harvest Finance’s Discord channel claimed that they had lost 10-15% trying to unstake fusdc, with many in the community soon voicing their concerns about a potential rug pull.

In fact, $FARM was down by over 70%, at the time of writing. With over $500 million at risk, hackers/ruggers are reportedly moving funds into renBTC and attempting to sell it off.

Source: Autism Capital

In fact, according to a few community members, funds have also been sent to Tornado Cash to be laundered.

In fact, at the time of writing, a clearer picture wasn’t available, with many confused about whether this is a Harvest issue or a Curve issue. However, Harvest Finance did confirm that something was going on after it released a statement announcing an “economic attack,” adding that the team is actively working on mitigating the attack on stablecoins and BTC pools.

The economic attack in question was performed through the curve y pool, stretching the price of stablecoins in Curve out of proportion and depositing and withdrawing a huge amount of assets through Harvest. The protocol added,

“To protect users, we’ve pulled Y pool and BTC Curve strategy funds to the vault.”

At this stage, 100% of all stablecoin and BTC Curve strategy funds have been withdrawn from the strategy and deposited into a vault. Further, no other pools are said to have been affected by this attack.

Harvest also released a statement claiming that their next steps to protect users include a move to block deposits to the Stablecoin and BTC vault, while existing deposits will continue to earn $FARM. Finally, after claiming that the 7-minute attack originated following a huge flashloan, the protocol tweeted,

“The attacker sent back $2,478,549.94 to the deployer in the form of USDT and USDC. This will be distributed to the affected depositors pro-rata using a snapshot.”

The aforementioned revelation was greeted by mixed feelings by many in the community, with Riccardo Spagni commenting,

“The attacker” sent some funds back because they’re such nice people. If this isn’t strong evidence that “the attacker” and “the devs” are the same then I don’t know what is.”

Interestingly, according to Chris Blec, $2.5 million worth of stablecoins were transferred into Harvest Finance’s anon developer admin key address from the hackers’ exploit contract.

Source: https://eng.ambcrypto.com/harvest-finance-economic-attack

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Bitcoin Breaks New 2020 High As Total Market Cap Topped $400 Billion (Market Watch)

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Bitcoin continues with the 2020 records and just a few hours ago marked a fresh high of above $13,350. Most alternative coins followed suit with impressive increases, but the market has calmed since then. The entire cryptocurrency market clocked at above $400 billion.

Bitcoin To Yet Another 2020 High

CryptoPotato reported a few days ago that the primary cryptocurrency exceeded the August 2020 high of about $12,500 and reached $13,200. What followed was a slight retracement to about $13,000 and stagnation yesterday.

Nevertheless, the volatility returned in the past 24 hours, and BTC headed towards new highs. This time, Bitcoin broke above $13,350. In fact, according to data from Bitstamp, BTC’s new 2020 high is at $13,362.

Another sharp rejection followed, and the asset tanked briefly below $13,000. Nevertheless, the bulls have since driven it above the coveted mark, and BTC trades at about $12,940.

A compelling chart recently revealed that Bitcoin is forming an inverse head and shoulders pattern. If it’s to play out, the cryptocurrency could soon skyrocket even further and top its all-time high of $20,000.

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If this scenario is indeed to materialize, Bitcoin would have to break above the resistance lines at $13,420, $13,500, $13,815, and $14,000 before reaching new records.

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BTC/USD. Source: TradingView

Altcoins Follow Up And Calm Down

Most alternative coins experienced similarly increased volatility as Bitcoin. Ethereum surged to a new 7-week high of nearly $420. However, ETH quickly retraced and is now hovering around $409 again.

Ripple’s highest level came at about $0,26, but XRP has since decreased to below $0.253.

Thus, on a 24-hour scale, most larger-cap altcoins have remained essentially at the same positions as yesterday, despite the brief price jumps. Chainlink and Litecoin have registered the most gains of about 3.6%. LINK trades close to $12.35, and LTC is positioned at $56.3.

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Cryptocurrency Market Heatmap. Source: Quantify Crypto

The most impressive gainer since yesterday is Filecoin. After the recent controversy and continuous price slump, FIL has surged by 45% in the past 24 hours.

Ocean Protocol (18%), Quant (17.5%), THETA (10.2%), Reserve Rights (10.2%), and Ampleforth (10%) have also increased by double-digit percentages.

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Source: https://cryptopotato.com/bitcoin-breaks-new-2020-high-as-total-market-cap-tops-400-billion-market-watch/

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