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    Must-reads for August 22, 2018

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Bitcoin just spiked by $300 in one minute when a big trading platform went offline (Business Insider) BitMEX went offline for a little bit so, of course, bitcoin prices rallied overnight. The exchange is now back online. In unrelated news, Tether granted $100 million of its “stable coin” tokens to its related exchange, Bitfinex.   Bets Against Bitcoin’s Price Are Nearing Record Highs (CoinDesk) Short orders on Bitcoin are just 1,200 or so away from their record, according to data from Bitfinex. That means a lot of people are particularly bearish. It’s also an opportunity for a short squeeze. Such a squeeze could occur if someone had access to unlimited…