Bitcoin Price Could Hit $15,000 This Year

Christopher Matta, Goldman Sachs

According to my estimates, the recent tx spam on the ETH network cost up to ~$15m USD

Vitalik Buterin

Hamas Got Donations Using A Bitcoin Wallet On Coinbase

Analysts form Israeli firm Whitestream found several bitcoin addresses mentioned in the official media channels of the Palestinian “HAMAS”, in particular — Telegram chat, in the context of attracting donations. According to Globes, one of the addresses is located on the Coinbase platform.
In Whitestream argue that the address on the us exchange took Donati at least 48 hours after the first media reports. Coinbase refused to comment on the situation.
The firm’s analysts estimate that during the short campaign, the organization managed to raise less than $ 4,000 through three addresses. Presumably, the funds from Coinbase were transferred to the Binance exchange and/or CoinPayments wallet.
Recall, in December 2017 former CIA analyst Yaya Fanusie noted the increased interest of the Islamic extremist groups in bitcoins.