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Author: David Meyer
The bitcoin-US dollar pair fell by 1.3% on August 17 after a release from bitcoin.org asking customers to be wary of a potential attack on its new update.
Bitfinex announced that it will resume trading and withdrawals on August 10 for the first time since hackers stole nearly $65 million worth of bitcoins.
Bitfinex announced that it will generalize losses across its users. This would mean that Bitfinex users will experience ~36% losses on their Bitcoin assets.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published the NFP (non-farm payroll) for July at a stable 255,000. This was well above the market's forecast of 180,000.
Bitcoin, one of the most commonly used digital currencies, fell by close to 15% over the last four trading sessions. It's used for online payments.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics published the US employment situation report for June on July 8, 2016. The total non-farm payrolls rose by 287,000.