December 5, 2019

Analyst: Bitcoin Price “Near Bull Market” as Long-Term Signals Remain Strong

For some reason or another, Bitcoin traders and investors have begun to fear the worst again. In fact, investors like hedge fund manager Mark Dow (who shorted the $20,000 BTC top of late-2017), have started to claim that the recent drop implies that the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of macro collapse.Their thesis: the...
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Litecoin’s Partnership With the Miami Dolphins Isn’t a big Success

Introducing additional use cases for cryptocurrencies is very difficult.  Litecoin is an accepted payment method at the Miami Dolphins stadium, but it isn’t too popular. Prior to the 2019 NFL season’s beginning, the Miami Dolphins shocked the world by announcing Litecoin payments would be accepted. Miami Dolphins Don’t see Much Litecoin Action Getting consumers to...
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Liquid has massive potential, says BTSE CEO as USDT support announced

Multi-asset cryptocurrency exchange BTSE recently announced its support for USDT and Bitcoin on Blockstream’s Liquid network. This support was added after news of USDT’s launch on Blockstream’s side-chain to enable near-instant settlement across the Liquid network broke out. “As one of the original Liquid members, it’s a pleasure for us to be able to provide...
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The Politics of Destruction

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I...
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Ethereum Likely to See Further Downside as Analysts Eye Movement to $130 Region

Bitcoin’s recent bout of heightened volatility has spilled over into the aggregated crypto markets, leading major altcoins like Ethereum (ETH) to similarly incur choppy trading that is uncharacteristic of the price action that has been seen over the past month.This choppy trading may prove to ultimately be a negative thing for Ethereum and other major...
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Bakkt, Fidelity’s interest in Bitcoin runs averse to crypto-fund closures in 2019

2019 will be recognized as the year when institutional investors entered the cryptocurrency space. Over the course of 2019, legitimate interest from Fidelity Investments and ICE’s Bakkt built a significant portfolio in the digital asset industry with Bitcoin. However, according to the San Francisco-based Crypto Fund Research, this sentiment may not be shared by a...
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Waltonchain CEO Is Stepping Down From His Role At The Company

Ex-Morgan Stanley devs from teamed up in a pursuit to make a new crypto derivatives exchange, armed with its own cold wallet, major transaction speeds and much more as we are about to find out more in the upcoming cryptocurrency news.According to a recent declaration, a new high-speed crypto derivatives exchange called Phemex, is expected...
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Kraken Tempts “Bitcoiners of Nordea” with Crypto Company Employment Options

One of the the longest running crypto asset exchange platforms has tried to tempt employees at the Nordea bank away from the anti-Bitcoin financial institution. Kraken tagged the Northern European giant in a tweet showing off its own latest and extensive employment opportunities.The amusing offer to take in former Nordea employees follows a Danish court...
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3Commas Is The First Official Binance Broker Partner

The major cryptocurrency exchange Binance just listed four trading pairs for Russian ruble (RUB) according to an official announcement which was confirmed on December 2. These trading pairs featuring the ruble include Binance Coin (BNB), Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Ripple‘s XRP token.Confirmed by the CEO of the exchange Changpeng Zhao known as ‘CZ’, the...
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Ex-Morgan Stanley Devs Create High-Speed Crypto Derivatives Exchange

Ex-Morgan Stanley devs from teamed up in a pursuit to make a new crypto derivatives exchange, armed with its own cold wallet, major transaction speeds and much more as we are about to find out more in the upcoming cryptocurrency news. According to a recent declaration, a new high-speed crypto derivatives exchange called Phemex, is...
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Regulatory Uncertainty Keeps Institutional Money Sidelined

A recent report from Bloomberg indicates that institutional funds’ interest in the crypto space is dwindling. Since the market crash in early 2018, pundits have claimed that such organizations were only months away from entering the ranks.  Fickle Retail Investors One of the biggest contradictions within the crypto space has long been the open invitation...
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Bitcoin’s Negative Funding Rate May Signal That Further Upside is Imminent

After facing a period of sideways trading within the lower-$7,000 region for the first few days of December, Bitcoin (BTC) has incurred a massive increase in its volatility, which led it to surge all the way up to $7,800 before retracing back to $7,200, before once again surging.This choppy volatility is a notable change from...
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China’s crypto-yuan could be too big for blockchain: Report

The latest edition of the China Blockchain Report outlined China’s blockchain vision and the PBoC’s race against Libra, the proposed stablecoin project from Facebook. The report stated that China sees blockchain as a tool for disintermediation and finding efficiencies in industries with archaic and outdated processes. The report also claimed that firms in China are...
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ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being employed as...
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Australian Police Seizes Over AU$1.5m in Cryptocurrencies From Drug-dealing Couple

Criminals continue to use cryptocurrencies to mask them activities. Despite the lack of privacy and anonymity, it seems unlikely that this trend will come to an end soon. In Australia, two culprits were apprehended this week for selling various types of drugs. Two More Criminals Use Bitcoin and get Caught The Perth couple is suspected...
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Craig Wright asks for a 90-year extension to respond to latest court motion

Craig Wright and his legal team accidentally asked the court to extend the deadline for his response to Kleiman’s latest motion by 90 years. If the judge had approved Wright’s request, his response to the fee motion would be due on Dec. 18, 2109. More extensions in the crypto trial of the century The self-proclaimed...
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Calvin Ayre Officially Joins Bitcoin SV Blockchain Patent Empire nChain

Online gambling mogul and Bitcoin SV’s second loudest proponent Calvin Ayre has just formally joined nChain. Ayre will join friend and fellow provocateur of the crypto industry Craig Wright at the company.Ayre will serve on the startup’s Strategic Advisory Board and has pledged to make a “substantial investment” in the firm. As well as being...
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Eat My Shorts: Everything You Need To Know About The Bitcoin Bart Pattern

The crypto industry is full of eccentric characters, controversy, and memes. One such meme has emerged, called the “Bart” or “Bart Simpson” chart pattern, that occasionally appears on Bitcoin price charts.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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XRP forcing some investors out after massive sell-offs and a YTD return of -40%

During the first half of the year, the top 5 cryptocurrencies by market cap recorded significant gains. Bitcoin went up over 300 percent, Ethereum surged 250 percent, Litecoin rose a whopping 400 percent, and EOS moved up just under 300 percent. Meanwhile, XRP only saw its price increase by 78 percent, and today, it has...
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For “My Cleats, My Cause” Design, Russell Okung Sports BTCPay Server

Russell Okung is no bitcoin tenderfoot. The Los Angeles Chargers left tackle hosted his own Bitcoin event in September 2019 after he made a public splash onto the scene with his “Pay me in Bitcoin” tweet during the off-season. Now, for his December 8, 2019, matchup against the Jaguars, bitcoin will be with him every...
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Bitcoin pump, dumpers are losing their mojo: Peter Schiff

Over the past month, the volatility attached to Bitcoin’s price has been enormous and the world’s largest digital asset justified its tag yet again over the past 24 hours. At 13:00 UTC on 4 December, Bitcoin registered a significant hike of around 7.5 percent in an hour, a spike that saw its valuation jump from...
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Decred Price Analysis: Breakout Attempt

Decred has a bearish short-term and medium-term trading outlook The four-hour time frame shows that a bearish falling wedge pattern has formed The daily time frame shows that the DCR/USD pair is trapped within a triangle pattern Decred buyers are attempting to rally price above the psychological $20.00 resistance level, following a strong reversal from...
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XRP, Ethereum Classic Futures Debut on OKEx

OKEx added two more futures products to its portfolio, offering a settlement in Tether (USDT). The futures for XRP, Ethereum Classic (ETC), as well as TRON (TRX) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) will be added to earlier products for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), EOS, Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). OKEx Adds XRP, ETC and More...
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Bitcoin CME Futures Gaps Are Filled With 95% Certainty, But Trading Them Is Risky

If you’ve been a crypto investor or traded Bitcoin at all during 2019, chances are you’ve heard repeated discussion surrounding the “gaps” on Bitcoin futures charts offered by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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Litecoin not in danger of a 51% attack despite bottomed hashrate

After more than 66% of its value got slashed since its August halving, Litecoin saw its hashrate drop from its peak of over 500 TH/s to just 150 TH/s. However, the network’s drastically reduced computing power doesn’t make it vulnerable to a 51 percent attack, data has shown, as its low price wouldn’t justify the...
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XRP could break down from wedge to $0.11 before 2020

Towards the end of November, XRP touched the $0.19 mark, a value the cryptocurrency last touched in December 2017. With a valuation of $0.21 at the time of writing, XRP had a market capitalization of over $9.35 billion and a 24-hour daily trading volume of $1.35 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. It was traded most on...
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British Virgin Islands Government Turning to Blockchain?

Blockchain technology was first introduced through Bitcoin as a means to aid and empower global citizens. However, governments worldwide are increasingly looking into the nascent tech as a means of building out their own economies and national infrastructure. Cryptocurrency and blockchain tech have broad applications, as has been exemplified by implementation into a plethora of...
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Hong Kong Collaborates With Thailand For Cross Border Token Projects

Mindol (MIN) token in the past few days has attracted meaningful publicity after jumping to the top 30. But in the typical cryptocurrency fashion, the price momentarily started falling so let’s find out in the coming altcoin news today.The Mindol project has the aim to popularize the Japanese manga culture, in relation to the yearly...
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Crypto Exchange Catastrophe: Poloniex Spin Out Leaves Investments Spinning At Circle

This past October, the Boston-based, Goldman Sachs-backed financial services company Circle, announced that it would “spin out” crypto exchange Poloniex into its own company, selling it to an investment group with backing from Tron founder Justin Sun.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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Crypto-Focused Lender Blockfi Launches Trading Platform

Crypto financial services company Blockfi has launched a trading platform supporting three cryptocurrencies. The new offering adds to the company’s existing services: interest-bearing accounts and crypto-backed loans. Blockfi has completed registration with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and expanded its state licenses to cover both lending and money transmission. Also read: Bitcoin ATMs Installed...
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