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    Industry experts claim that stealing $1 trln with the the help of Bitcoin is not realistic. Sorry, Mr. Robot

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The latest episode of Emmy-winning hit series "Mr. Robot," which is particularly famous for its sophisticated hacking schemes, recently featured a scene about stealing cryptocurrency. Multiple industry experts have gathered to discuss it, and they ended up shredding it to pieces. 

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"Fancy Hollywood magic"

Technologist Freddy Martinez claimed that dumping one trillion dollars into Bitcoin would be probably be noticed. The whole crypto Twitter would spam the "Whale Alert" Twitter thread. Former hacker Em Best agrees that the scene is not be realistic.

"I am just saying, where did the money go? The cryptocurrency stuff is like 'fancy Hollywood magic.'"

Security researcher Trammell Hudson adds that not a single crypto exchange would be able to process such a massive buy order due to lack of liquidity.  

The bad actor had to instantly sell a fortune for crypto and mix all bought coins. Prior to the most recent episode, there was a snippet that showed a coin mixing service that is used to further enhance the privacy of his transactions. It also had an easter egg for fans in the form of a Bitcoin address that has received about 1.53 BTC at the time of writing.    

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Bitcoin becomes part of a dystopian nightmare

The show about young cyber-security genius Elliot Alderson has long had a soft spot for crypto even before it was in vogue. Back in 2016, "Mr. Robot" fans rushed to buy BTC after featured a Bitcoin ATM. 

It even debuted its own fictional cryptocurrency called "eCoin." The coin was issued by omnipotent central bankers from the global conglomerate E. Corp who can control the wallets of every client. 

Phillip Price, the CEO of eCoin, wanted to create his own version of the US Dollar.   

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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    The trader Willy Woo says that investor momentum is turning bullish and that the market is preparing for the upcoming halvening in May

Bitcoin Price Momentum Could Be Crossing into Bullish, Willy Woo Trader Explains Why
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Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here is not investment advice – it is provided for informational purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of U.Today. Every investment and all trading involves risk, so you should always perform your own research prior to making decisions. We do not recommend investing money you cannot afford to lose.

The well-known trader Willy Woo has posted some good news to the community. On his Twitter account, he has published a chart that refers to on-chain analysis and says that it shows a bullish rise of investor momentum regarding Bitcoin.

“The bottom is mostly likely in, anything lower will be just a wick in the macro view.”

The market has started preparing for the approaching Bitcoin halving that is due in May next year, he explains.

Meanwhile, on Friday, the Bitcoin price managed to regain the $7,400 level. At press-time, as per the data from CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin is sitting at $7,576.

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The crypto analyst @CryptoMichNL believes that Bitcoin is going to surge to the $8,000 - $8,200 area soon. However, he adds that after that BTC may well drop back to $6,800 or even to $6,500.

Standard crypto games, he calls it.

Some, however, remain in doubt, whether the halvening of 2020 will get the BTC price to rush North.

 

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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