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Cryptocurrency Markets Surge Tuesday, Politician Implicated in Crypto Extortion Case, Interview With the Troll Slayer

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Jun/19/2018

The Cryptocurrency market added $12 Billion in just a 24 hour period heading into Tuesday and the surge continued.

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The Bitcoin price rebounded from $6,300 to $6,700, breaking a descending trendline since May 3, when BTC achieved $10,000. While it is too early to conclude that BTC has entered into a mid-term rally given that it is still likely for BTC to fall below the $6,000 mark in the short-term, the cryptocurrency market has gained a breathing room from the recent major correction that began in early May.

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Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against Defamation

What is a proud college dropout, world traveler, Ayn Rand devotee, and son of an international arms dealer doing artfully, doggedly defending bitcoin as a form of cash? Not even out of his 20s, Derek Magill is many times wiser than his chronological age lets on. In fact, he’s arguably the most important apologist around when it comes to bitcoin cash (BCH). Through rational arguments, funny retorts, solid philosophical foundations, he’s developed quite a following. He’s even started his own think tank, The Nakamoto Studies Institute, to document BCH’s importance in monetary history. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the troll slayer for an exclusive interview.

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