• Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH/USD Facing Uphill Task Near $194
    Key Highlights ETH price is forming a decent support above the $165 level against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $193 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair may slowly correct higher towards the $188, $192 and $194 resistance levels. Ethereum price is trading in a range versus the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD could trade higher towards the $192-194 resistance area in the near term. Ethereum Price Analysis This past week, we saw a major decline from the $223 swing high in ETH price against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair fell below the $212, $200, $196 and $180 support levels. The price traded close to the $165 level and formed a monthly low. Later, the price started a short term recovery and moved above the $170 resistance. However, the price struggled to break the $178-179 resistance. It represents the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $223 high to $165 low. It seems like the price may consolidate in the short term above the $165 level. Later, it could surpass the $178-179 resistance to extend the recovery. However, there ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2018-11-18By Aayush Jindal
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  • Islamic business group is looking at having a single crypto for all Muslim nations
    Islamic business group, the International Business Forum is looking at having a single cryptocurrency for all Muslim nations to challenge the US supremacy with the US dollar.  ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2018-11-18
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  • Stellar Lumens (XLM) the Only not Backing Down Against XRP
    Stellar XLM and Ripple’s XRP, the competitive Duo, for the time being are by no doubt included in the group of coins which various enthusiasts and traders see as most promising and highly potential for future causes. When it comes to price performance, it has become tradition the last couple of months that the first to initiate a recovery motive are XRP or stellar with major differences when it comes to speed of value increase compared to other leading coins. Per time of writing, the pair XLM/USD has gained 5.51% value reaching the level of $0.2484 leading BTC’s market by 4.45%. Source: coinmarketcap Read Also: Ripple’s XRP Overtakes Ethereum ETH Second Position Amidst Market Plunge or Ripple’s XRP CEO: Goal is to Overtake SWIFT Banking Network Both digital assets are among a few that have broken above the weekly declining trend which could be signaling a positive outcome of the day or even more recovery during the week. – Stellar Latest : a new stablecoin will be launched on the Stellar blockchain that is pegged to the Australian Dollar (AUD). It will keep its value in a manner similar to how traditional stable coins have used the USD as reference ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2018-11-18By Alex Tomzack
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  • KPMG Believes Bitcoin and Crypto Transactions may Become Standard
    The ‘Big Four’ accounting firm KPMG believes Crypto trading might become standard earlier than we expected. He says, looking at the current state of cryptocurrencies it might not seem to be a primary mode of trade currently, but we are moving forward towards a new world order of digital currencies and transactions. The firm says, “a new world of finance is emerging in which transacting in crypto assets may become standard procedure. To drive the space towards this new world, institutionalization is necessary in order to build trust, facilitate scale, increase accessibility, and drive growth.” In a newly published paper  Institutionalization of Cryptocurrencies, the firm talks about challenges faced by cryptocurrency industry and what steps are required to make it acceptable by the world’s largest financial institutions. The institutionalization is defined as at-scale participation in the cryptocurrency market of banks, broker-dealers, exchanges, payment providers, fintech companies, and other entities in the global financial services ecosystem. According to KPMG. “New tokens and assets are one thing, but new business models and market participants may redefine the space significantly over the next few years.” KPMG has laid out three-point criteria for cryptocurrencies to become a mainstream form of exchange. ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2018-11-18By Prashant Jha
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  • Regulated German Crypto Exchange Seeks To Become Bank in 2019
    Bitcoin Group SE, operating the crypto exchange Bitcoin.de, will become a bank in 2019. After securing a 100% takeover of Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank the company will offer different services connected with… Continue reading "Regulated German Crypto Exchange Seeks To Become Bank in 2019" The post Regulated German Crypto Exchange Seeks To Become Bank in 2019 appeared first on UseTheBitcoin. ... read more
    Source: Use The BitcoinPublished on 2018-11-18By Carlos Terenzi
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  • XRP/USD Price Analysis: CNBC Host Recommend Buying Ripple
    Latest Ripple News Like in any war, victims are usually the vulnerable. In the crypto space, the hash war between different factions within Bitcoin cash network saw ordinary investors’ record massive losses in several hours of madness. Surprisingly, in the midst of double digit losses in Bitcoin and most altcoins, XRP registered minor losses, rapidly recovering and closing three percent lower in the last week. All out war! Hash rate now same and SV almost same number of blocks. Both sides burning cash.. this could be a seriously expensive battle of Egos. pic.twitter.com/CDtWSC3Y6H — Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) November 17, 2018 Relative to other coins, this is impressive performance depicting how immune it is against BTC price movements. Inherently, the Ripple Ledger is different than most blockchains. Without incentives, validators wield no power unlike Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash miners. Also Read: SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Millions to Investors on ICO Registration Violations Though there are flaws as constant accusation of centralization, their decentralization strategy is paying dividends. Furthermore, the network is generally power efficient XRP remains a tradable asset and a utility. These hash wars highlight why everyone should dump BTC and BCH and just ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2018-11-18By Dalmas Ngetich
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  • BTC/USD Price Analysis: ECB Official Says Bitcoin a Clever Idea as Prices Steady
    Latest Bitcoin News While speaking at the Economics of Payments IX to mark a decade after the fall of the Lehman Brothers—an investment bank and a casualty of the Great Financial Crisis, Benoît Cœuré, the European Central Bank executive board member and the chair of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Bank for International Settlements has acknowledged that Bitcoin is a clever idea as part of his speech covering the rising awareness of cryptocurrencies and potential application of blockchain technology through which many other applications as cryptocurrencies are built on. Also Read: Crypto Experts Slash Bitcoin Price Predictions: Fact is, No One Knows Though he went on to claim that Bitcoin is the evil spawn of the financial crisis and that the system powering its rise is an economic disaster and its precipitous rise is a bubble and a Ponzi scheme, still the technology powering this cross border and efficient fund moving platform cannot be ignored. Interesting Read: Crypto Markets Slide Further With Over $30 Billion Dumped Since Last Weekend Blockchain and Bitcoin are synonymous and while bankers as the chair of the BIS clearly see rising adoption and use of Bitcoin as a threat, they can ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2018-11-18By Dalmas Ngetich
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  • Market showing signs of strength, coins begin shifting green
    After a slight downturn yesterday, today we are seeing a small but optimistic turn back into the green, at least for many coins. No major booms or busts, but a few coins are straying from the market a bit. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2018-11-18
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  • The tourism industry is evolving
    Travel and tourism is one of the largest industries in the world and the world’s largest industry in the service sector, showcasing continuous growth year on year. Technology has changed the tourism sector in recent years Recently, the industry has evolved rapidyly, with the growth of online booking systems and review platforms particularly prevalent. One example of this is Tripadvisor, which has experienced huge growth in line with the growth of the sector – as visitors scour the platform for ratings, feedback and answers to their questions on their quest for a hotel with perfect hospitality. However, platforms such as Tripadvisor – or review platforms generally – do pose a problem for hotels in that they are open to manipulation. Anyone can leave reviews on these platforms, even if they have never actually visited the hotel. This means that false reviews can be left with the intention of damaging a hotel’s reputation without being challenged. It also means that genuine disgruntled customers can setup multiple accounts to really hammer a hotel for making a mistake, even if it was something very trivial. New technology has the power to completely revolutionise the industry One technology that has the capability of revolutionising ... read more
    Source: OracleTimesPublished on 2018-11-18By Oracle Times Editor
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  • Bitcoin Cash [BCH] ABC stays ahead in terms of PoW and blocks mined; final result undecided
    The Bitcoin Cash [BCH] hard fork has been the talk of the crypto-town over the past few weeks. The hard fork which has seen a split in the BCH community has not only created ripples across the BCH network but the entire crypto verse as well. The Bitcoin ABC team, which is led by Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver and Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu, has been winning the mining race. The other party called the Bitcoin Cash SV, led by nChain’s Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre has struggled to keep up with the ABC team in terms of the hard fork. At the time of writing, Bitcoin ABC was 52.9% ahead of the SV team in terms of Proof of Work [PoW]. Out of the 289 blocks mined, Bitcoin ABC was leading by 17 blocks. The hard fork has also resulted in the inception of two tokens, BAB, and BSV which are both presents on Tradingview. The hard fork’s excitement has not just been contained within the BCH network, with Charlie Lee, the Founder of Litecoin giving his comments on it too. He had said: “It will be interesting to see how that turns out. At the same time, Bcash is ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2018-11-18By Akash Anand
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  • UK’s FCA issues warning about fraudulent crypto business posing as legitimate firm
    The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently issued a statement warning consumers about a company calling itself GMT Crypto which is attempting to scam users by impersonating a legitimate investing firm, GMT Communications Partners LLP. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2018-11-18
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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Bytecoin
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2018-11-18By Rushali Shome
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  • How to sell Bitcoin Gold?
    Bitcoin Gold (BTG) was an outcome of Bitcoin Hard Fork which took place on 24 October 2017 on the 491,07th block. The said update resulted in the formation of two new cryptocurrencies Bitcoin Gold (BTG) and Bitcoin Cash (BTC). So, anyone in possession of any BTC before 24 October will also receive an equal amount of BTG, against their BTC private key. Now, one might think, how someone can make use of their private key to store two different forms of cryptocurrency. What if I want to pay using BTG and wallet sends BTC instead? Well, the security is a huge part of the cryptocurrency world, and unless you are using malicious software to generate private keys, you are well in control of your digital riches. Your wallet will only be used, for which you have assigned it. Enough, of the wallet and how to manage your Bitcoin gold, let us dive into, how you can sell it and enjoy the dividend of your investment. An Interesting Read: Pros & Cons of Bitcoin Gold Different Modes of Transactions to Sell Your Bitcoin Gold If you are not sure about the future of your Bitcoin Gold and want to cash it ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2018-11-18By Prashant Jha
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  • XRP Price Analysis November 18: Run up after flippening, rejected at $0.49
    The biggest news helping Ripple right now is both the fact that it recently overtook Ethereum for the #2 spot by market cap, as well as a positive endorsement on twitter by CNBC's Ran NeuNer. This caused XRP to run up a bit amidst a fairly flat market, but ultimately got rejected at about $0.50. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2018-11-18
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  • Ran Neuner asks users to ditch Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, tells them to invest in XRP
    Ran Neuner asks users to ditch Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, tells them to invest in XRP Ran Neuner, host of “Crypto Trader” on CNBC and Founder of OnChain Capital, in a tweet on Friday, urged his followers and users of Bitcoin and BitcoinCash to ditch the two cryptocurrencies and invest solely in XRP. This tweet gathered over 400 retweets and 1.5k likes. He highlighted this in his tweet after the effects of the hash war. “These hash wars highlight why everyone should dump BTC and BCH and just put all their money into XRP!” tweeted Neuner. One Twitter user soon commented on his status as a cryptocurrency trader and advisor by saying that he gives financial advice without a license. “You are giving financial advice without a license” commented the user. To this Neuner answered in the negative by simply saying “I have a license”. The user’s comment should be a cause of concern for Bitcoin users as he had earlier predicted the closing price of the cryptocurrency for the year 2018. He predicted that Bitcoin would end up at a trading price of $50,000 by the end of 2018, on February 2. This amount is, however, almost 10 times ... read more
    Source: BCFocusPublished on 2018-11-18By Nitin Murali
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  • Research: ICO Performance In Q3 Was “Disappointing,” STOs To Outperform
    Research Paints Bearish Picture For ICO Market It goes without saying that initial coin offerings, better known as ICOs, haven’t performed well in 2018’s crypto market, which in and of itself has performed dismally in the eyes of optimistic speculators. Regardless, a recently-released report from ICO Rating, a leading crypto research/data analytics startup, has only cemented this sentiment. ICORating’s analysts have released their trademark quarterly report for Q3 2018. The ICO Market Research report is a comprehensive analysis of the trends and latest developments in the market Read the report here: https://t.co/OxgHheVjnU#ico #crypto #market #icorating pic.twitter.com/oKc7ANpvFC — ICORating (@ICORating) November 16, 2018 In the 67-page report, the firm outright noted that “Q3 2018 was not as successful as Q2 and Q1 for ICOs,” adding that this subindustry’s performance was an overall disappointment. Even ICO tokens that saw boatloads of interest in 2017, such as EOS, fell, indicating that this subset as a whole has suffered, and greatly at that. Backing its claims with hard statistics, the research company explained that $1.8 billion worth of funding had been siphoned into 597 projects in the past three months  While this figure may seem jaw-dropping, when compared to the funds raised in Q2, ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2018-11-18By Nick Chong
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  • XRP powered Coil to lead revolution of web monetization?
    Coil, a micropayments service built by former Ripple employees, Stefan Thomas and Ben Sharafian, is looking to monetize web content. In a recent podcast with Epicenter, the pair talked about the business model offered by Coil that aims to disrupt the online world by introducing an alternative to the advertisement oriented web industry. Thomas Stefan, the Founder of Coil began by highlighting a set of user experiences that already exist. For instance, premium memberships where one has to sign up and subscribe by entering credit card details and suchlike. He mentioned an ad-based business model and added: “Then there’s the ad-supported experience where it’s free and maybe I don’t even have to sign up but it’s like there are ads in my face all the time, I don’t really know if their privacy policy is gonna be very much in my favor, if it’s more in favor of the advertisers and that’s just kind of – take it or leave it.” Further, Thomas explained that Coil offers an alternative to these set of customer experiences. It monetizes the web to avoid signing up and entering any information into the online portals. The customers will not have to look at the constant ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2018-11-17By Priyamvada Singh
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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Maker (MKR)
    Maker (MKR) is a new entrant into the world of cryptocurrencies, and it is trading on Ethereum blockchain. The MKR acts as a smart contract and hedge currency, it trades along with DAI coins on the Ethereum network. MKR is responsible for minimizing the volatility of the DAI so that it can remain stable against the USD. MKR stabilizes the DAI bond through the Collateralized Debt Positions (CDP) platform. DAI is one of the most prominent and stable forms of cryptocurrency in the market. It has been created as such that at any given point value of  1 DAI will be equal to 1 USD. The stable nature of the currency makes it more acceptable and find many uses in the daily world. For example gambling, international trade, transparent accounting systems, and the general financial markets Maker was first launched as an independent Tradable token on the Ethereum blockchain back in 2015. However, in 2016, the developers relaunched it as a dual nature Stablecoin. The basic idea for such a dual-natured token system came from Tether, another prominent and stable cryptocurrency which operates on Bitcoin blockchain. However, Tether has been marred in controversies regarding the transparency and fraudulent trades on ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2018-11-17By Prashant Jha
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  • 0x-Based DEXes Can Now Be Deployed Faster Than WordPress Blogs
    0x, a decentralized exchange protocol, has released a new Launch Kit that allows its users to deploy their own version of the trading platform in minutes. This option provides a simple alternative to 0x’s traditional deployment method, which involved building from scratch and required extensive knowledge of Ethereum. As 0x explains, “The Launch Kit … simplifies 0x integration by dramatically reducing the effort needed to add decentralized token trading to your project.” 0x Launch Kit Features 0x’s announcement compares the new Launch Kit to WordPress, which allows individual users to set up a blog with minimal effort. However, WordPress also is an extensible platform that can meet the needs of major publishers, such as The New York Times and BuzzFeed. Like WordPress, the 0x Launch Kit is very versatile. After downloading the software from GitHub, you can access an API and token orderbook out-of-the-box. The system also streamlines web deployment, allowing you to easily host your trading system on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Heroku. In addition to these built-in features, you can create your own UI or connect the trading platform to your own applications. 0x’s new Launch Kit allows creators of Ethereum-based tokens to trade their tokens without ... read more
    Source: UnhashedPublished on 2018-11-17By Mike Dalton
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  • BCHABC struggling to maintain lead over BCHSV in hash power
    Earlier Chepicap reported that Bitcoin Cash SV was catching up to ABC based upon price. Well now the price of ABC has pulled aways again, however there is another metric at risk, namely the hash rate. At the time of this writing, BCHSV has nearly closed the gap on hash rate according to Coin Dance. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2018-11-17
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  • Heat Your Home or Business With a Mining Rig
    Bitcoin mining uses a lot of energy to power the processors, which in turn generate a lot of heat. We also use a lot of energy to heat up our living and working environment. If only we could combine… oh, hang on. Heatmine The precise level of harm that bitcoin (BTC) 00 mining exacts on the planet seems to be endlessly debated. Although pretty much everyone can agree there is a benefit in reducing the energy consumption required, whatever that may be. But if that isn’t an option, then there are other alternatives to increase the efficiency. Canadian mining company Heatmine is based in Quebec where the majority of energy already comes from renewable sources. That didn’t stop it from trying to make the process even more environmentally friendly, by harvesting and re-using the waste heat. Hot Water The company’s first foray into heat recycling was in its own warehouse, using excess heat from its mining rigs to heat the water. As Quebec has a cold climate for about 10 months of the year, Heatmine developed this system to enable mining rigs to be deployed remotely, where heat is needed. A recent pilot scheme entailed installing the Heatmine devices in ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2018-11-17By Emilio Janus
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  • SEC Investigating Crypto Company Salt’s $50M Sale
    Salt Lending Holdings Inc., a lender that uses cryptocurrencies as collateral, is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a roughly $50 million dollar ICO it held in August 2017. Salt, a company tied to prominent bitcoin entrepreneur Erik Voorhees, received a subpoena from the SEC in February seeking records related to a $50 million cryptocurrency sale it held last year https://t.co/oSjFuAXN3z — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) November 16, 2018 Subpoenaed for ICO Records Salt was one of the first digital lending companies to come on the scene, incorporating in 2016 and launching their ICO in 2017. The company allows customers to use cryptocurrency or other blockchain-based assets as loan collateral, regardless of their credit score, thereby circumventing the traditional lending structure. In order to use the platform, Salt’s token must be purchased. The company was subpoenaed in February for records of the sale. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Thursday that Bitcoin entrepreneur and CEO of cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift AG, Erik Voorhees – who sits on Salt’s board of directors, may be entangled in the investigation. The SEC’s current probe is to uncover whether Voorhees broke any laws with his involvement in last year’s coin ... read more
    Source: CryptoslatePublished on 2018-11-17By John Bogna
    7 hours ago
  • Tokyo Police Arrest Eight Men In A Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme
    Tokyo police arrested eight men on November 14, 2018, for a cryptocurrency-related pyramid scheme that scammed 6,000 people of 7.8 billion yen (approximately $68.42 million). According to Japanese News company Asahi Shimbun on November 16, 2018, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department suspected that the arrested men might have violated the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law as they failed to register their...Read More. The post by Shaurya Malwa appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News ... read more
    Source: BTC ManagerPublished on 2018-11-17By Shaurya Malwa
    7 hours ago
  • Ripple Continues to Rebound, While Most Major Cryptocurrencies See Mild Wave of Red
    Most major crypto markets suffer another mild decline, while Ripple continues to see gains and hold its position as top altcoin ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-11-17By Cointelegraph By Helen Partz
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  • Bitcoin “Isn’t Boring”: Bloomberg Analyst Makes $1,500 BTC Call
    Crypto Investor On Bitcoin: “I Didn’t Sleep Well Last Night” “Bitcoin [is] no longer boring,” declared Bloomberg analysts/journalists Vildana Hajric and Olga Kharif in a recent piece on the crypto market. And, taking a look at the current state of cryptocurrency prices, it would appear that this is the case… unfortunately. As reported by Ethereum World News on multiple occasions in recent days, BTC fell hard on Wednesday, quickly moving under the levels of support at $6,000 and $5,800 due to a number of purported catalysts and an influx of selling pressure. Many analysts and industry insiders drew attention to the Bitcoin Cash hard fork as a likely cause for this downtrend, while others pointed to an institutional sell-off. Regardless, the strong move downward, which saw the aggregate value of all crypto assets take a $25 billion haircut, happened, no matter the cause. Speaking on the unfortunate crash, Travis Kling, the founder of the recently-launched crypto-centric hedge fund Ikigai, told Bloomberg: I didn’t sleep well last night… There’s a small chance that, it’s difficult to estimate, that something really bad could happen related to Bitcoin Cash that could then impact the entire crypto market. Mike McGlone, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst, echoed ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2018-11-17By Nick Chong
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  • Tom Lee: Bitcoin [BTC]’s dip below break-even point will see cryptocurrency hit only $15,000 by EoY
    Tom Lee trimmed his Bitcoin end of the year [2018] prediction down to $15,000 from his earlier prediction of $25,000 in a statement recently. Bitcoin is among the cryptocurrencies that took a massive hit due to the recent sell-off that was set-off by the contentious arguments on Bitcoin Cash fork. Thomas Lee aka Tom Lee is the co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors and is one among the people who are known for their wild predictions on Bitcoin [BTC]. Tom Lee explained that this new prediction came as a result of Bitcoin dipping below the ‘break-even” point. Break-even point is the level where the mining costs are equal to the trading price. According to Fundstrat’s data science team, the break-even point has come down to $7,000 as compared to the earlier break-even price, which was predicted to be $8,000. These tests were conducted on Bitmain’s S9 miners. Based on the break-even price, Tom Lee re-predicted the price that Bitcoin might hit at the end of the year. He stated: “While bitcoin broke below that psychologically important $6,000, this has lead to a renewed wave of pessimism, but we believe the negative swing in sentiment is much worse than the fundamental implications.” Lee ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2018-11-17By Akash Girimath
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  • Switzerland’s SIX Exchange, Amun To Launch Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum ETP
    The Amun Crypto ETP — Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin Included The so-called “SIX Swiss Exchange,” Switzerland’s foremost equity market, has just revealed that it will be giving a green light to the crypto industry’s first exchange-traded product (ETP) that tracks multiple cryptocurrencies (XRP included), Financial Times reports on Saturday. The product, dubbed the “Amun Crypto ETP,” is backed by Amun, a London-based financial technology firm. Jane Street and Flow Traders, two market makers, have revealed that they have provided the seed funding for the ETP. Interestingly, unlike other exchange-traded product proposals, this most recent vehicle will allow investors to gain exposure to five of this market’s leading assets — Bitcoin (BTC), XRP, Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC). Reports indicate that the multi-crypto product, which tracks the five aforementioned cryptocurrencies, will launch next week in Zurich, a lesser-known global center for the financial world. Although the Amun Crypto ETP is marketed as an altcoin-friendly instrument, a focus will evidently be taken on BTC, presumably due to its decade-long hegemony over this nascent industry. More specifically, just shy of 50% of Amun’s ETP will be allocated in bitcoin, while XRP will make up a quarter (25.4%). Ether makes ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2018-11-17By Nick Chong
    8 hours ago
  • Bloomberg analysts claim Bitcoin could go to $1,500, cite no evidence
    Bloomberg recently ran an article claiming that analysts feel that the price of Bitcoin could drop down as far as $1,500. The article references these "analysts" but gives no real mechanism or reason for the predicted dip. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2018-11-17
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  • ICOs Raised $21.9 Billion Dollars Globally Says French Regulator
    The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), France’s financial markets regulator, has released information about funds raised by Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). According to the report published a few days ago,… Continue reading "ICOs Raised $21.9 Billion Dollars Globally Says French Regulator" The post ICOs Raised $21.9 Billion Dollars Globally Says French Regulator appeared first on UseTheBitcoin. ... read more
    Source: Use The BitcoinPublished on 2018-11-17By Carlos Terenzi
    8 hours ago
  • BigToken Aims to put a Curb on Data Mishandling by Tech Giants
    The escalating war over the personal user data theft and mishandling have been a reason of concern for many.  People seem to have accepted that, the big giants have a monopoly over their personal data since they are providing their services as a ‘Freebie.’ Well, not anymore, as Europe will lead the path in internet security and privacy. Last May they came up with the GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation. It requires companies that utilize personal data to provide targets of data collection the ability to control the material collected and used for marketing/demographics purposes. Europe is one of the very first to design and implement hard privacy and data sharing laws over the internet. They have punished big giants like Google with a multi-billion dollar fine for not adhering to their policies and increasing anti-competitive behavior. In last year itself, Big giants have been summoned over seven times to answer queries of the board regarding data breaches, fake news, political meddling on the internet, and the endless amounts of personal information being gathered on Americans. Now at this point, many of you folks might be wondering, what is wrong in giving my data to these giants, when I receive ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2018-11-17By Prashant Jha
    8 hours ago
  • Ran Neu-Ner’s Tweet Roots For Ripple and Slams BCH and BTC
    As it appears from his one of his latest tweets, it would seem that if you were to ask Ran Neu-Ner for reasons to invest in Bitcoin Cash, you’d receive a vehemently negative response. In a tweet, this major crypto influencer and the host of CNBC’s Cryptotrader has advised his 91.8K followers that they should drop their Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) holdings and make space for some Ripple (XRP) in their crypto portfolios. In fact, in another tweet that followed the former in a few hours, he has mentioned XRP once again, indicating to his followers that he was all for higher adoption of Ripple. His initial tweet, attached below, has fetched 1.5K likes and over 400 retweets. These are huge numbers compared to his usual statistics and it seems that Ran Neu-Ner has made quite an impression with his intriguing comment. These hash wars highlight why everyone should dump BTC and BCH and just put all their money into XRP! — Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) November 17, 2018 The tweet that follows includes a picture that debates the comparative long-term values of assets. Soon after that, he posted the same debate as a Tweet ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2018-11-17By Rushali Shome
    8 hours ago
  • Daily Cryptocurrency News – 17th November 2018
    Here are the most interesting cryptocurrency news of 17th November 2018: Tom Lee’s Bitcoin Prediction – Reduced to $15,000  Tom Lee, the one that predicted an Ethereum price of $1900 by the end of 2018 and Bitcoin at $25,000, has now changed its mind. According to the Fundstrat’s owner, Bitcoin could now see a top value of $15,000 by the end of the year. Speaking with CNBC, Tom Lee declared that Bitcoin’s main issue is the ‘break-even point’. He’s referring to the point where mining costs match the trading price. Right now, Bitcoin is trading for $5,528 – down from the $6300 value from the past week. Bitcoin failed to rebound back to its value, but Lee is still optimistic about it: “While bitcoin broke below that psychologically important $6,000, this has led to a renewed wave of pessimism. But we believe the negative swing in sentiment is much worse than the fundamental implications,” He’s comparing the current situation with the winter of 2014 one, when the crypto market fell 78% – from $15 Billion to $3.3 Billion over a 13 months period. Right now, the crypto market fell by almost 78% – from $830 billions to $180 ... read more
    Source: ZerocryptedPublished on 2018-11-17By Zerocrypted
    8 hours ago
  • Cardano [ADA/USD] Technical Analysis: Cryptocurrency price falls to yearly low as bear continues to enjoy its spoils
    The bear attack has not been pretty to watch with several cryptocurrencies crumbling under the pressure. Even popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and Cardano [ADA] were not spared from the ruthless attack, with some coins even breaking their price supports. 1-hour The one-hour chart shows Cardano’s [ADA] price moving sideways after a freefall from the top. The downtrend saw the price drop from $0.0743 to $0.061. The support was broken recently, with the price falling to its yearly low of $0.0581. The resistance has been holding at $0.0824. The Bollinger band has undergone a slight divergence, with the size of the Bollinger cloud increasing, indicating multiple trend changes. The Chaikin Money Flow has taken a hairpin turn towards the zone of the graph, which is a sign of the money outflow increasing. The indicator staying above the axis shows that ADA is reaching out to the bull’s realm. 1-day The Cardano one-day chart shows the grave situation of the cryptocurrency falling to its lowest value in over a year. The new support right now is at $0.061, with the downtrend taking the coin falling from $0.174 to $0.061. The MACD indicator points to the signal ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2018-11-17By Akash Anand
    8 hours ago
  • China’s Ping An Insurance Firm Partner With Sanya City Authorities to Build DLT-Powered Smart City
    Ping An Insurance Group, a highly reputed China-based insurance corporation has joined forces with the Sanya municipal government to develop a “smart city” that would be powered by blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies,” according to a local news source, People’s Daily on November 14, 2018. Strategic Agreement Per sources close to the matter, in a bid...Read More. The post by Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News ... read more
    Source: BTC ManagerPublished on 2018-11-17By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel
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  • Nvidia Stock Plunges as Chip Sales Plunge With Bitcoin Prices
    After a stellar rise in business over the last year due to the cryptocurrency boom, chipmaker Nvidia’s optimistic figures for graphics card demand in 2018 has drastically fallen short of expectations, with share prices falling by 17 percent on the back of millions of unsold chips. Falling Crypto Frenzy Takes Down Chipmakers As reported by Reuters on Nov. 16, falling cryptocurrency prices and the lack of profitability in mining has led enthusiasts to move away to other ventures. For Nvidia, however, this equates to a loss in business after demand for its products surged multifold in the second half of 2017. Rising graphics card demand meant chip prices swiftly increased beyond the budget of the average gaming and P.C. enthusiast as miners purchased vast quantities of the integral component. However, when the crypto-frenzy receded, old customers failed to purchase chips as before, resulting in unsold inventory. Remaining optimistic, Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang believes the slump is temporary, and demand is expected to return to normal levels by the end of 2018. He adds: “The crypto hangover lasted longer than we expected. We thought we had done a better job managing the cryptocurrency dynamics.” As a result of the market, ... read more
    Source: CryptoslatePublished on 2018-11-17By Shaurya Malwa
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  • Crypto Hangover Hits Nvidia as Chip Sales Plunge With Bitcoin Prices
    After a stellar rise in business over the last year due to the cryptocurrency boom, chipmaker Nvidia’s optimistic figures for graphics card demand in 2018 has drastically fallen short of expectations, with share prices falling by 17 percent on the back of millions of unsold chips. Falling Crypto Frenzy Takes Down Chipmakers As reported by Reuters on Nov. 16, falling cryptocurrency prices and the lack of profitability in mining has led enthusiasts to move away to other ventures. For Nvidia, however, this equates to a loss in business after demand for its products surged multifold in the second half of 2017. Rising graphics card demand meant chip prices swiftly increased beyond the budget of the average gaming and P.C. enthusiast as miners purchased vast quantities of the integral component. However, when the crypto-frenzy receded, old customers failed to purchase chips as before, resulting in unsold inventory. Remaining optimistic, Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang believes the slump is temporary, and demand is expected to return to normal levels by the end of 2018. He adds: “The crypto hangover lasted longer than we expected. We thought we had done a better job managing the cryptocurrency dynamics.” As a result of the market, ... read more
    Source: CryptoslatePublished on 2018-11-17By Shaurya Malwa
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  • HODL: World’s First Crypto ETF Goes Live Next Week
    The crypto community will finally welcome the first Exchange Traded Product (ETP) to be listed on a traditional stock exchange early next week, and it is happening in Switzerland. The landmark derivative was designed by a crypto startup, Amun AG, and will start trading on Six Swiss Exchange, Europe’s Fourth largest Stock Exchange with a market cap of over $1.6 trillion. Speaking in a report about the new product which was recently approved by Swiss regulators, Amun CEO, Hany Rashwan expressed confidence that the new ETF will open the door to mainstream crypto involvement. He said that the product would be a good fit for institutional investors who shy away from crypto because of its volatile nature and lack of regulation. Also, retail investors who up to this point have not traded cryptocurrencies because of “local regulatory impediments.” Inside the Crypto Exchange Traded Fund offered by Amun The new offering by the startup is scheduled to trade under the ticker “HODL” and will track the largest cryptocurrencies by a market cap which include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple XRP, BCH (ABC), and Litecoin (LTC). The ETF is designed to automatically allocate client investments into the best performing cryptocurrencies in other to ... read more
    Source: CryptoPotatoPublished on 2018-11-17By Mandy Williams
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  • Ran NeuNer tells everyone to ‘dump their BTC and BCH’ and invest fully into XRP
    CNBC Cryptotrader host Ran NeuNer tweeted to his almost 92K followers that the recent 'hash wars' highlight the reason why everyone should dump their Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash and invest all their money into XRP. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2018-11-17
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  • Atomic Capital Issues its First Digital Security on Ethereum
    Atomic Capital has announced the official release of its ERC-20 compatible security token standard. In addition to the release, the standard’s first digital security has already been issued on the Ethereum blockchain. Atomic Capital’s Digital Security Standard (DSS) Explained Many projects in the developing security token space have established their own ERC-20 compatible security token standard. Harbor has the R-Token, Polymath developed the ST20, OpenFinance Network utilizes the S3, and Securitize works with the DS Protocol. Now, Atomic Capital has developed its own ERC-20 compatible security token standard: the Atomic Digital Security Standard (DSS). The Atomic DSS features a permissioned protocol. While Ethereum itself is a public, permissionless blockchain, certain layers of Ethereum— such as the application layer— allow for permissioning, which is required for security tokens. As explained by TokenSoft CEO Mason Borda, the strict regulatory requirements of security tokens require issuers to ensure that only eligible investors are able to possess their tokens for the entire life-cycle: from initial issuance to secondary market trading. Atomic’s standard allows for security token issuance and automated regulatory compliance. The Atomic DSS can perform ongoing compliance checks such as KYC and AML verification, accredited investor checks, trading lock-up periods, tax ... read more
    Source: The TokenistPublished on 2018-11-17By Sam Bocetta
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  • Lightning Network’s capacity increase by 167% in a month; Network’s collective capacity is now worth $1.64 billion
    Lightning Network has gained widespread adoption as the number of nodes on the network have reached 4,073 and the total network capacity [at the time of writing] has reached $1.64 million [281.07 BTC]. As per the data obtained from 1ML, the total number nodes currently up and running on Lightning Network have reached 4,073, which is the highest since its inception. Off the 4,073 nodes, 2,947 are public nodes and the total number of channels created for these existing nodes altogether is at a staggering 12,511 with an average of 12.6 channels per node. This is an important milestone for Lightning Network because as per the statistics it can be inferred that the Lightning Network holds a total of $1.64 million worth of Bitcoin. The network capacity has increased by a massive 167% in the past 30 days. To make matters more interesting, this growth of Lightning Network was seen in the past four months [138 days]. Considering that Lightning Network was introduced only a year and a half back this is an exponential increase in the adoption of the network. Lightning Network is a process of transacting and settling payments off-chain so as to reduce the transaction times and drastically ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2018-11-17By Akash Girimath
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