Bitcoin

Bitcoin: Van Eck does not foresee an ETF being approved by the SEC in near future

2019 ended with Bitcoin‘s price doing fairly well, and the SEC still not having approved an ETF, and interesting, the new year also followed another similar pattern with Bitwise Asset Management withdrawing its application for an ETF. With the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission continuing to show reluctance towards approving an exchange-traded fund, several...
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ErisX partners with Etale to enhance trading experience for institutional investors

The Chicago-based crypto derivatives platform, ErisX has partnered with Etale’s institutional trading platform. This partnership aims to enhance the trading experience for institutional investors. According to the official release, this would enable users of the Wall Street-backed cryptocurrency exchange operator to view real-time market data, manage account balances as well order execution via a secure...
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Not (Yet) Altseason: Majority Holds Bitcoin And Less Than 5 Altcoins, According To a Survey

In an industry like this, where cryptocurrency prices are highly volatile and unpredictable, putting all eggs in one basket could be quite risky. Many got to know this the hard way, while some learned from the experiences of others.   A recent Twitter poll revealed that an increased number of crypto traders and investors are now...
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Gemini now an SOC 2 Type 2 compliant exchange

Leading cryptocurrency exchange, Gemini announced the completion of its independent SOC 2 Type 2 examination. With this development, Gemini became the first crypto platform and custodian to complete a SOC 2 Type 2. SOC 2 Type 2 examination essentially covers the security compliance of the platform and Gemini Custody. In the latest blog post, Yusuf...
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The Reason Why Bitcoin Halving Can’t Be Priced In Before It Actually Happens

The debates on whether or not the forthcoming Bitcoin halving will affect the price of the asset continues with full force. While some people believe that the event has already been priced in and the community should not expect a significant boost, others presume that Bitcoin is yet to encounter the real impact. Bitcoin Halving...
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Bitcoin lags while Bitcoin SV leads Bletchley 10 index with 67% growth

After a turbulent start to the new year, crypto-market sentiment appears to have improved. The market saw a pump in Bitcoin SV’s stagnant price, making it the top-performing crypto-asset over the past week. However, Bitcoin continued to lead the crypto-market due to the increased correlation between the world’s largest crypto-asset and altcoins. According to a...
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Bitcoin SV’s 300% hike may have surfaced due to ‘dormant’ tokens

The Bitcoin SV saga has been one of the highlights of January 2020. After the collective market went on a bullish run in the second week of January, the controversial Bitcoin SV registered a hike of close to 300 percent, taking its valuation from $116 to $457 in a span of 4 days. In fact,...
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Here’s Why Bitcoin Short Positions Could Be in Dangerous Territory

Bitcoin and the aggregated crypto markets have been caught within a firm bout of sideways trading since this past Saturday, with this lack of decisive momentum making it incredibly unclear as to where the markets will head next. In spite of this, Bitcoin has been able to hold above multiple key levels, leading some analysts...
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Second Bitcoin Lightning Torch On The Move – Already Above 0.01 BTC

The second version of the “Lightning Torch” (LN Trust Chain 2.0) was recently launched on its birthday, and the community keeps spreading it around the globe. Its primary purpose continues to be the same – to raise people’s awareness of the benefits of Bitcoin’s off-chain scaling solution – the Lightning Network. The New Lightning Torch:...
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Cryptocurrencies need to be ‘very reminiscent of Bitcoin:’ Samson Mow

The world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is undoubtedly the most successful coin, seeing immense adoption and growth over the past few years. The cryptocurrency not only paved the way for an electronic cash system, which does not rely on a 3rd party, but also led to the creation of several other cryptocurrencies/technologies and several other industries...
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Bitcoin’s ethos is to let the market decide: Samson Mow

Bitcoin aka digital gold recently marked the successful completion of a decade of existence. Over the years, the coin has seen several developments and changes, wherein if the community did not agree with the changes or wanted a particular change that did not have a majority vote, they had the liberty to fork the chain....
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This Technical Signal Suggests Bitcoin is Bound for a Massive Short-Term Movement

Bitcoin has found itself caught within a firm consolidation phase over the past several days, which has come about following the cryptocurrency’s recent rejection at $9,200. Following the downwards movement that resulted from this rejection, BTC has found some stability around $8,600. In the near-term it is important to note that Bitcoin has found some...
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At Davos: Billionaire Ray Dalio Says Bitcoin Fails The Purposes Of Money

One of the most prominent traditional investors, Ray Dalio, recently said that Bitcoin (still) fails to serve the purpose of money. However, he also holds that people should look for alternatives of cash as governments can print out as much as they want, which ultimately depreciates its value. Bitcoin’s Volatility Holds It Back Raymond (Ray)...
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10 Random Items You Didn’t Know Cryptocurrency Could Buy

Cryptocurrency is a form of currency, but instead of having a physical form, such as cash or a debit card, it exists as an internet-based medium and uses cryptographic functions to conduct a transaction. Bitcoin started the wave of cryptocurrency back in 2009. Since then, it has become an attractive investment for people around the...
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Bitcoin Is Not Banned, The Reserve Bank Of India Clarifies

As a response to a legal case filed by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has now clarified that Bitcoin is not banned in the country. The nation’s central bank says that it has only restricted regulated financial establishments from dealing with anyone using digital assets. RBI...
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Bitcoin Options on CME report 610 BTC trading in one day

Bitcoin‘s journey this new year has left everyone on the edge of their seats. The coin has jumped by almost 17% but was noting an impending correction, at press time. Despite the crests and troughs in the market, CME‘s first week reported strong data. It has been just one week since the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
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Bitcoin will be priced a lot higher by 2020-end: BlockFi’s Zac Prince

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, has a crucial 2020 to look forward to, with one of the most important events lined up for May – block reward halving. Many investors and traders are expecting the price of the cryptocurrency to record massive recovery, with some expecting it to break its previous all-time high on the...
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Ethereum not very interoperable with legacy systems: Cardano’s Hoskinson

“The point of all these cryptocurrencies and blockchains is ultimately the management of assets, information, trust, and data,” said Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK and Founder of Cardano, in a recent interview. During the same, Hoskinson spoke at length about Bitcoin, blockchain security, Ethereum, and about creating a global social operating system. According to Hoskinson,...
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UK’s Tax Authority To Leverage Blockchain To Track Bitcoin Transactions

UK’s Revenue and Customs agency is ready to invest up to $130,000 towards the development and implementation of a new “cryptoanalysis” tool.  According to a recent report, the United Kingdom’s tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is looking for, “vendors to showcase their capabilities by demonstrating their expertise in the field of crypto-asset tracing.”...
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Scaling Bitcoin: Over 56% Of BTC Transactions In 2020 Use SegWit

Despite many criticisms against Segregated Witness (Segwit) since its implementation in 2017, the Bitcoin scaling solution continues to see an increased number of bitcoin transactions over the years.  Segwit Sees Serious Increases Data from Segwit.space, a platform that monitors the adoption of Segwit, revealed that it had achieved a new landmark as the transaction volume...
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Bitcoin Made Early Investors Stinking Rich but It’s No Mastercard Killer

Bitcoin has seen eye-popping returns over the years but it has largely failed as a transactional currency. | Source: Shutterstock.com Charlie Bilello highlights the performance of Mastercard and Visa in an attempt to shoot down bitcoin. In terms of returns, bitcoin has dramatically outperformed the two financial companies. When it comes to transaction volume, Visa...
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Bitcoin’s blockchain activity spikes; value transfers, miner fee note growth

Bitcoin’s value plunged by nearly 5% over an hour on 19 January and at press time, was valued at $8,650. While this is the second time the king coin’s price plummeted after crossing the $9,000-mark this year, it is still going strong in terms of on-chain network activity and usage. Reportedly, Bitcoin’s blockchain activity continued...
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Gold Bug Claims Bitcoin Has No Market Value Because He Forgot His Wallet’s Password

Prominent gold bug Peter Schiff hasn’t been one to hide his opinions on Bitcoin and digital assets in general, frequently railing against them in tweets to his nearly 200k followers. Today, however, his critiques of Bitcoin took a more personal turn when he slammed the cryptocurrency for not having any market value after he was...
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Peter Schiff’s Bitcoin Wallet Vanishing Act Is the Most Boomer Thing Ever

Peter Schiff claims he lost all of this bitcoin due to a corrupted crypto wallet. It’s no surprise he dons the boomer label. He has since admitted that he mistook his PIN for his password. | Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Peter Schiff cannot access his bitcoin wallet and is blaming his “losses” on the blockchain....
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Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency for payments: 2gether report

Collaborative financial platform, 2gether, recently published its report on users’ crypto-spending behavior, including an analysis of how they spend assets such as the world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The report analyzed 2gether users’ data from April to December 2019, with a sample set of over 10,000 users from 19 countries. According to the aforementioned report, 31%...
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Ridiculous: Peter Schiff Lost Access To His Bitcoin Holdings

The popular economist and well-known nocoiner, Peter Schiff, has said that he’s lost all of his bitcoins because of a forgotten software. He took his rant to Twitter, outlining that the lost bitcoin has no market value, on top of having no intrinsic value as well.  Peter Schiff Loses His Bitcoins Peter Schiff is a...
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Bitcoin outperformed by altcoins with midcap, smallcap indexes in 2020

It is a common narrative in the digital asset industry that most of the time, Bitcoin is responsible for driving the market on a bullish surge. This is largely due to the fact that presently, Bitcoin dominates the crypto-market cap, with a dominance index of 66.3%, at press time. However, over the past week, the...
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Bitcoin hash rate hits new ATH as third halving nears

Bitcoin has touched a new high, with respect to its hash rate. With just three months left for the upcoming halving event, the king coin’s hash rate, a metric which essentially refers to the amount of computing power utilized by miners to validate the Bitcoin blockchain, hit a new all-time high after it touched 126.13...
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Bitcoin, cryptocurrency market set for recognition boost at Davos

Facebook’s proposed crypto-project Libra did not receive the very warm welcome it once expected. However, what it undeniably did was open a much-needed conversation among many in the mainstream industry. While it does not seem likely that the hurdles for Libra will be gotten over any time soon, David Marcus was invited to the 2020...
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Bitcoin impersonators close the week with questionable highs

Bitcoin has always been hailed as the ‘one true cryptocurrency,’ more so because of the number of impersonators it has, than what its white paper claims. While Satoshi Nakamoto did pen Bitcoin as “a peer-to-peer electronic cash system,” this claim has been co-opted by one too many. Using the Bitcoin name, many impersonators have gained...
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