via coindesk12/15/2018

When There’s Blood in the Street (Why It’s Not Quite Time to Be Long Crypto)

Timothy Enneking is the founder and the primary principal of Digital Capital Management, LLC (DCM). ——————- Two members of the Rothschild family are credited, perhaps incorrectly, with the (in)famous quote regarding investing: “When there is blood in the street” (James in the mid-19th century and Nathan, after the battle of Waterloo). The family has been …

via cointelegraph12/15/2018

Blockchain Incubator Binance Labs Releases First ‘Batch’ of Blockchain Projects

Blockchain Labs has graduated its first blockchain projects from its Incubation Program.

via cointelegraph12/14/2018

French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

French stock market regulator AMF blacklisted four crypto-related websites for unauthorized investment offerings.

via coindesk12/14/2018

Coinbase Revamps PayPal Withdrawals for US Crypto Users

Coinbase customers in the U.S. can now make withdrawals into their PayPal accounts.

via cointelegraph12/14/2018

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 14

While total market cap threatens to break below $100 billion, new research shows that the amount of crypto users doubled by Q3 2018. Does this signal a recovery in the future?

via coindesk12/14/2018

This Binance Labs-Backed Crypto Startup Wants to Anonymize Everything

Built atop a near-forgotten anonymity system named mix networks, Nym Technologies is entering the proof-of-concept phase following a 10-week incubation program with Binance Labs.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

Blockchain Development Tops LinkedIn’s 2018 List of Emerging Jobs

“Blockchain developer” is the most rapidly growing job in the US, according to LinkedIn’s 2018 US Emerging Jobs report disclosed yesterday.

via coindesk12/14/2018

Crypto-Friendly Money App Revolut Wins EU Banking License

Revolut, provider of a mobile finance app that offers crypto trading, has been granted a banking license from the European Central Bank.

via coindesk12/14/2018

Sephora Shoppers Are Getting Their First Bitcoin Using Crypto Startup Lolli

Sephora has joined the list of retailers at which shoppers can earn bitcoin rewards via the Lolli app.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

Cryptoinvestors Are Losing Money Due to Weak Passwords

We have one more “year in review” for you with 2018 drawing to a close. This time it’s this year’s top ten of high profile users with the worst passwords over the last 12 months.

via livebitcoinnews12/14/2018

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Dead Below $100, More Losses Possible

Key Points Bitcoin cash price tumbled heavily below the $150 and $100 support levels against the US Dollar. There is a significant bearish trend line formed with resistance at $110 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair seems to be struggling below $100 and it could decline further...

via livebitcoinnews12/13/2018

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Approaching Next Significant Break

Key Highlights Ripple price is currently consolidating above the $0.2903 low against the US dollar. There is a significant bearish trend line in place with resistance at $0.3145 on the 4-hours chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Poloniex). The pair may soon make the next move either above $0.3150 or below $0.2903. Ripple...

via livebitcoinnews12/10/2018

EOS Price Analysis: 10% Rally Runs Into Key Resistance

Key Points EOS price formed a solid support near the $1.55 level and recovered more than 10% against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $1.75 on the hourly chart of the EOS/USDT pair (data feed from Poloniex). The price faced a crucial resistance near the...

via livebitcoinnews12/07/2018

Cryptocurrency Scams in Singapore Net $78,000 in Just 3 Months

Cryptocurrency scams can be pretty lucrative as a string of them in Singapore has netted $78,000 in just three months. As P.T. Barnum is reported to have said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” The reality is that many people are quite susceptible to get-rich-quick pitches from unscrupulous actors. A number of cryptocurrency scams in...

via bitcoinist12/05/2018

‘Market Cap is a Lie’ – Bitcoin Buy Support Dwarfs Ethereum, Altcoins

Bitcoin buy support is a superior metric to coin market capitalization for measuring the future of Bitcoin and altcoins, according to a new monitoring resource. ‘Market Cap Is A Lie’ CoinMarketBook, deliberately named to shadow the current ‘go-to’ directory for cryptocurrency statistics Coinmarketcap, launched in October – but its mission is markedly different. “Market cap is a lie. Buy support tells the true story,” developers claim on its main page. Buy support rating separates investments

via bitcoinist12/03/2018

Venezuela Artificially Inflates Petro 150 Percent As Bitcoin Sets New Record

Venezuela saw yet another new record for Bitcoin use December 1 after another week of economic shake-ups made the cryptocurrency more appealing than ever. 1 Week, 1300 Bitcoins Data from Coin Dance confirms that in the seven days ending Saturday, Venezuelans transacted 1284 BTC ($5.1 million) via P2P trading platform Localbitcoins alone. In terms of the country’s highly volatile national currency the Sovereign Bolivar (VES), last week saw higher numbers still, Localbitcoins trade capping 2.35

via ccn11/02/2018

Morgan Stanley: Bitcoin is a New Institutional Investment Class

Morgan Stanley, writing in a new report, has said that bitcoin and other cryptocurrency tokens represent a new institutional investment class.

via ccn11/01/2018

As Ethereum & Ripple (XRP) Plunged, Tron the Only Major Crypto Post Gains in October

After almost ten months of bearish price action in the cryptocurrency space, there is one coin that faired comparatively well throughout October -- Tron.

via ccn11/01/2018

Bitcoin Investment Trust Creator Has Raised Record $330 Million This Year

Crypto investment firm Grayscale has raised a record $330 million in 2018, and its Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) warrants a look from retail buyers.

via ccn11/01/2018

Breaking: Tether Opens $1.8 Billion Bank Account in the Bahamas

Tether Limited, the issuer of controversial USD-pegged cryptocurrency stablecoin tether (USDT), has confirmed that it is banking in the Bahamas.

via cointelegraph12/15/2018

Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based system that would create a “mapping” platform for content on social media networks

via cointelegraph12/15/2018

Report: CEO of Largest Romanian Crypto Exchange Arrested on US Warrant

The CEO of Romanian crypto exchange Coinflux was reportedly arrested for alleged fraudulent activity.

via cointelegraph12/14/2018

Bitcoin to Be Worth ‘Great Deal More’ in Three Years, Circle Co-Founder Says

Circle co-founder Jeremy Allaire believes that crypto valuations will increase, and BTC will be worth “a great deal more” than it is now.

via cointelegraph12/14/2018

Swiss Federal Council: Existing Financial Law Should Be Adjusted to Blockchain Industry

The Swiss Bundesrat has called for specific adjustments of existing financial laws in relation to the blockchain industry.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

Circle CEO Believes Bitcoin ‘Will Worth More Than Today’

Co-founder and CEO of the crypto-related startup Circle convinced bitcoin has a significant role to play.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

Key Facts Of The Day 14.12.2018

The most important news of the past 24 hours.

via coindesk12/14/2018

EU Parliament Calls for Action on Blockchain Adoption in Trade

The European Parliament has called for measures that would prepare the region to use blockchain to benefit trade.

via bitcoinist12/14/2018

Russia Says Venezuela’s Petro Acceptance ‘Not Happening’

Russia has not discounted the idea of using state-issued cryptocurrency Petro in commercial operations with Venezuela. Russia: No Petro Payments ‘Yet’ Those were the words of deputy finance minister Sergey Storchak speaking to reporters this week, local news outlet RIA Novosti reported December 13. Petro, which the Venezuelan government hopes to use to shore up its rapidly failing economy and bypass western sanctions, formally launched in October. President Nicolas Maduro has since artificially raised its

via insider.pro12/14/2018

Monex Group Plans to Launch a Crypto Exchange in the US

Monex Group (the parent company of Coincheck, one of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges) revealed that is planning to launch a crypto exchange in the US in the first quarter of 2019.

via coindesk12/14/2018

Bitcoin Price Defies Oversold Conditions to Hit 15-Month Low

Bitcoin tumbled to 15-month lows earlier today, dashing hopes of a rally signaled by current extreme oversold conditions.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

Venezuela Begins to Force Pensions into Petro

Thus, the Venezuelan authorities are trying to artificially increase the circulation of Petro tokens.

via bitcoinist12/12/2018

Coinbase Slammed For Venezuela ZCash Airdrop Being an ‘Advertising Strategy’

US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has received intense criticism for giving Venezuelan families a grand total of $1 per day – in altcoin ZCash, which it added to its books days previously. Scroogebase? In a blog post December 11, executives claimed that the initiative dubbed the “12 Days of Coinbase,” was meant to “empower those who don’t have enough.” Coinbase completed a rollout of ZCash to its own traders December 5, the price of which currently

via livebitcoinnews12/07/2018

Signature Bank Launches Ethereum-Based Payments Solution for Institutional Clients

The New York-based commercial bank has created a payments solution that is powered by a permissioned version of the Ethereum blockchain. Signature Bank, a New York-based full-service commercial bank, has partnered with trueDigital Holdings, LLC, a New York-based global financial technology firm, to launch a new digital payments platform. The new platform is dubbed “Signet”...

via livebitcoinnews12/07/2018

Bitcoin SV Price Analysis: BSV/USD Enjoying Gains While Rivals Slump

Bitcoin SV is a rose among the thorns as it seems able to withstand major losses in the crypto market to spark and upside break from consolidation. Price was previously stuck inside a descending triangle pattern and the break higher suggests that further rallies are due. However, the price is hitting resistance at the 115.00...

via bitcoinist12/04/2018

Binance to Launch Binancechain For ‘Millions of Coins,’ CEO Confirms

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by means of traded volumes will be launching its own public blockchain in “a couple of months or so,” according to its CEO, Changpeng Zhao.  ‘There Will be Millions of Coins and Thousands of Blockchains’ Speaking at the stage of Forbes Asia Forum: Decrypting Blockchain, the CEO of the Binance Changpeng Zhao (CZ) revealed that the company’s public blockchain dubbed Binance Chain will be released very soon – within the

via bitcoinist12/01/2018

WePower (WPR) – Why It’s Poised to Outmuscle Bitcoin in December

WePower (WPR) is in the spotlight this week for bridging green energy and blockchain technology. WPR looks like a solid contender to outperform Bitcoin returns in December. Niche Cryptocurrencies Every week provides new opportunities to find undervalued cryptocurrencies. These cryptocurrencies can produce returns far in excess of BTC. As BTC looks to recover from recent slumps many altcoins should trend with it. This week is no different as WePower (WPR) stands out for numerous reasons.

via ccn11/02/2018

CryptoKitties Creator Has Now Raised Almost $75,000 Per Daily Active User

The creator of CryptoKitties raised another $15 million, meaning that the firm has now raised $75,000 for every current daily active user the game has.

via ccn11/01/2018

BlackRock Won’t Launch Bitcoin ETF Until Crypto Is ‘Legitimate,’ Says CEO Larry Fink

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, refuses to launch a bitcoin ETF until the crypto industry becomes "legitimate," says CEO Larry Fink.

via ccn11/01/2018

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Recovers amid Downside Vulnerability

The bitcoin price on Thursday is trending inside a narrow trading channel, sustaining the 1 percent gain it made the previous day.

via cryptotown08/09/2018

BitGo Adds Support for The MFG Token

On August 3rd, BitGo, a secure multi-signature cryptocurrency wallet platform for enterprises, had officially added support for SyncFab’s MFG Token.

via cointelegraph12/15/2018

Ethereum-Based Chat Platform Lays Off 25% of Staff Due to Crypto Market Decline

Ethereum-based mobile app Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff following the crypto market crash.

via cointelegraph12/15/2018

Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Cash Withdrawals to PayPal

U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase enhances its services, introducing cash balance withdrawals to PayPal.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

Coinbase Launches PayPal No Fees Withdrawal for U.S. Clients

Starting today, Coinbase users in the U.S. can withdraw funds from Coinbase to PayPal with no fees.

via cointelegraph12/14/2018

European Parliament Calls for Increased Blockchain Adoption in Trade

The European Parliament has called for an increase in the adoption of blockchain technology in trade in a new resolution.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

EU Wants to Speed Up Blockchain Adoption

The European Union urged for accelerated adoption of blockchain technology.

via coindesk12/14/2018

Ethereum Chat Startup Status Lays Off 25% of Staff

Citing the crypto bear market, Status.IM has laid off 25 staffers and asked remaining employees to take a pay cut.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

ICO Startups: Only 15% of Team Members are Women

A research carried out by Longhash concluded that startups conducting ICOs are consistently male-dominated: over 85 percent of the team members are men.

via insider.pro12/14/2018

Uber Rides Can Now Be Paid With Bitcoin

Fold, an app dedicated to make it easy to use bitcoins in the real world, has announced one of its biggest integrations ever: Uber (and Uber Eats).

via coindesk12/14/2018

Blockchain Developer Role Tops LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs List

The role of blockchain developer has leaped straight to the top of LinkedIn's list of emerging jobs for 2018.

via coindesk12/14/2018

SeedCX Exchange Is Barring Employees from Crypto Trading

Seed CX has one of the crypto industry’s strictest policies on employee trading. In a word: Don’t.

via bitcoinist12/13/2018

Now is ‘Best Opportunity Of The Year’ to Buy Bitcoin, Says Weiss Ratings

International rating agency Weiss Ratings has recommended now as the best time to buy Bitcoin, saying it represents cryptocurrency’s “least speculative investment.” Weiss Says Bitcoin Buy Level Near As part of a series of tweets December 11, Weiss, which has produced mixed messages about its opinion of Bitcoin in the past, now said it is “here to stay.” “(Bitcoin) is getting to such low levels that it’s becoming one of the best buying opportunities of

via livebitcoinnews12/12/2018

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Facing Significant Resistance Near $97

Key Points Ethereum price declined heavily after forming a top near the $125 level against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance near $96 on the 4-hours chart of the ETH/USD pair (data feed from Coinbase). The price is likely to correct higher, but it may face a strong...

via livebitcoinnews12/07/2018

Linux Rabbit Attacks IoT Devices to Secretly Mine Monero

The global cryptocurrency mining malware trend isn’t coming to an end anytime soon. A newly discovered malware strain specifically targets Linux and IoT devices. This is a different approach as most of these attacks focus on Windows devices. Researchers are concerned this new mining software will only make cryptojacking an even bigger problem. Known as...

via livebitcoinnews12/07/2018

Ways to Track Monero and Zcash Sought by U.S. Government

The U.S. government is seeking development of ways to forensically track privacy-focused cryptos like Monero and Zcash. One of the main traits of cryptocurrency is its supposed anonymity. However, Bitcoin and other major virtual currencies can be easily traced, which has led to the creation of privacy-focused coins like Zcash (ZEC) and Monero (XMR). Such...

via bitcoinist12/04/2018

Vertcoin 51% Attack Could Have Caused $100K in Double Spending

Vertcoin has been experiencing ongoing 51% attacks, reportedly resulting in $100K of double spending on the network.  Rough Couple of Months for Vertcoin In a detailed blog post, Coinbase security engineer Mark Nesbitt revealed that Vertcoin’s network went through repeated 51% attacks, with the largest reorganization having a length of 310 blocks and a depth of 307 blocks which, according to the specialist, may have caused double spends upwards of $100,000. The incidents started in

via bitcoinist11/30/2018

Bitcoin Price Says Goodbye To $4K Again as $3K Support Could Be Next

The Bitcoin price fellow below $4000 again November 30 as upward momentum stalled, taking the largest cryptocurrency to local lows of $3920. $4.4K Spelled Rejection For Bitcoin As of press time Friday, BTC/USD was circling $3950 after climbing as high as $4390 a day earlier. The turnaround continues the trend of volatility which began two weeks ago with the advent of the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. In the intervening period, analysts and pundits have revised

via ccn11/02/2018

Making History: CoinJoin Developer Sends Largest-Ever Anonymous Bitcoin Transaction

To celebrate Bitcoin's 10th birthday, CoinJoin developer Adam Ficsor sent the largest-ever anonymous bitcoin transaction using the technology.

via ccn11/01/2018

The Broth Thickens: More Details Emerge in Oyster Protocol Exit Scam Scandal

More details have emerged in the matter of Oyster Protocol, a classic crypto exit scam that CCN first reported on earlier in the week.

via ccn11/01/2018

Coinsource Receives First BitLicense to Operate Bitcoin ATMs in New York

The world’s largest bitcoin ATM company has finally received official approval to operate in New York under the state's "BitLicense" framework.