• Thailand's Leading Commercial Bank and State Oil Company effectively piloted Blockchain Payments
    Thailand's Leading Commercial Bank and State Oil Company effectively piloted Blockchain Payments for Cross-Border business to business payments. ... read more
    Source: CryptoGroundPublished on 2019-04-25By Girish Vidhani
    3 months ago
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Founder, Satoshi Operates from The Eastern Coast of USA, Sleep Pattern Analysis Reveal
    It’s all about Satoshi Nakamoto. The brains behind the world’s most valuable coin in Bitcoin. Exchanging hands at $5,423 and with a daily trade volume of $19,123 million while commanding a market cap of $95,792 million, everybody—even governments and detectives, but more so the blockchain and Bitcoin community want to know who the genius was. Despite efforts and countless hours of detective work, Satoshi has been largely successful in becoming elusive. Fortunately, determined blockchain “detectives” are closing in and Jameson Lopp believe Nakamoto is an individual who coordinated his activities from either the East Coast of the US or From Western South America thanks to his standard sleeping patterns.
    Timestamps tell a story. pic.twitter.com/O2ILmVTVs9— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) April 24, 2019 We Need Decentralization Even so, it is for good reasons. Considering the level of decentralization minus reference figure heads that other networks so heavily rely for guidance, the absence of Satoshi is indeed a good thing for the autonomy of the network. After all, before he disappeared, he kind-off handed over “powers” to early adopters like Gavin Andresen and other developers he worked with, believers of what he was doing, of what technology represents and ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-04-25By Dalmas Ngetich
    3 months ago
  • Beginner’s Guide to Swissquote: Complete Review
    Swissquote is a broker offering traders access to forex and CFDs. This is the London subsidiary of the larger Swissquote Bank which is publicly traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange and offers access to a large range of products. In this review we will be looking at their CFD & Forex Trading offers. Swissquote is regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA. The Financial Conduct Authority reference number is 562170. In England and Wales, Swissquote is registered with number 07710095 and VAT number 133445531. The registered office is at Boston House, 63-64 New Broad Street, London, EC2M 1JJ. Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Visit Swissquote Swissquote at a Glance Broker Swissquote Regulation FCA (UK) Minium Initial Deposit No Minimum Demo Account Yes Asset Coverage CFD markets: Forex, Indices, Commodities, Precious Metals, Shares & Cryptocurrencies ... read more
    Source: BlockonomiPublished on 2019-04-25By Oliver Dale
    3 months ago
  • Bitcoin-Western Union Drug Sellers Nailed in NY, First BTC Money Laundering Case Recorded in Area
    Another criminal use case of Bitcoin on the dark web is brought to light, this time in New York, Manhattan Earlier this week, a District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan published a press release, detailing a case of Bitcoin money laundering by drug dealers that used both crypto and Western Union payments for selling illegal substances across the US and abroad. Drugs, Viagra via Bitcoin and Western Union payments The two accused, Crain and Sanchez confessed in court that they had been operating a drug business by accepting payments in Bitcoin and through the global platform Western Union. The defendants had been running their shop for around 5 years, since 2013 up to 2018, and during that period they had sold 10,000 packages of steroids and other illegal substances that cause a harmful addiction. Over that time, they managed to make nearly $3 mln. The abovementioned press release says that the accused used several crypto wallets, so as to make fund tracing difficult. They then sold BTC on a crypto exchange to convert it into fiat and then put the regular currency on their bank accounts. As for the Western Union payments, they were made under fake identities from ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-04-25By Alex Korwin
    3 months ago
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Price Correction Approaching Significant Support
    Bitcoin price corrected lower recently and traded below $5,500 and $5,480 against the US Dollar. The price traded close to the $5,370 level and it is currently trading with a bearish bias. There is a key bullish trend line formed with support at $5,405 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could extend losses towards the $5,340 support before it could bounce back. Bitcoin price started a major downside correction below $5,450 against the US Dollar. BTC may test the key $5,340-5,350 support zone before it could start a fresh increase. Bitcoin Price Analysis After a strong upward move, bitcoin price started a downside correction from the $5,640 swing high against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded below the $5,600 and $5,520 levels to move into a short term bearish zone. The pair even broke the $5,480 support and settled below the key $5,450 support level. Recently, there was a break below the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $5,199 low to $5,644 high. The price spiked below the $5,400 support and traded close to the $5,370 level. Besides, the price traded close to the 61.8% ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-04-25By Aayush Jindal
    3 months ago
  • Brave’s BAT-earning program for surfing the web goes live
    Brave, the company trying to revolutionize the digital space with its proprietary utility token BAT, went live with its much-anticipated, ad-blocking feature on the Brave browser. Brave decided to put an end to the annoying ads popping up on the browser and collecting private information. The Brave browser, which was launched in June 2018, also announced that there would be a partial ad-blocking feature and a revenue-sharing program in the future. The browser is based on Google Chrome and blocks tracking scripts and other technologies that spy on the user’s online activity. Brave announced their revenue-earning program going live on April 24, 2019, . The announcement added, “These users will receive 70% of the ad revenue share as a reward for their attention, which they can auto-contribute to publishers under default settings. Brave’s platform is a new path toward a better Internet, where users can browse the web, earn rewards, and support their favorite content creators while preserving their privacy.” 70% of the ad revenue earned by users will be in terms of BAT [Basic Attention Token], and users can redeem these tokens at the end of every month. The announcement also detailed its work with various ad networks and brands for Brave ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-04-25By Akash Girimath
    3 months ago
  • Beginner’s Guide to BitMEX: Complete Review
    Founded by HDR Global Trading Limited (which in turn was founded by former bankers Arthur Hayes, Samuel Reed and Ben Delo) in 2014, BitMEX is a trading platform operating in Hong Kong and registered in the Seychelles. Meaning Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange, BitMEX is one of the largest Bitcoin trading platforms currently operating, with a daily trading volume of over 35,000 BTC and over 540,000 accesses monthly and a trading history of over $34 billion worth of Bitcoin since its inception. Unlike many other trading exchanges, BitMEX only accepts deposits through Bitcoin, which can then be used to purchase a variety of other cryptocurrencies. BitMEX specialises in sophisticated financial operations such as margin trading, which is trading with leverage. Like many of the exchanges that operate through cryptocurrencies, BitMEX is currently unregulated in any jurisdiction. Visit BitMEX How to Sign Up to BitMEX In order to create an account on BitMEX, users first have to register with the website. Registration only requires an email address, and therefore an anonymous email address can be used for registration. However, the email address must be a genuine address as users will receive an email to confirm registration in order to verify the account. ... read more
    Source: BlockonomiPublished on 2019-04-25By Andrew Norry
    3 months ago
  • Credit Card Malware Hackers Attack Atlanta Hawks Online Store
    There are all sorts of companies and organizations that suffer data breaches and cyber attacks all over the world, including some of the most powerful and influential corporations in the world. It appears as though the latest victim is none other than the online store of the professional American basketball team the Atlanta Hawks, whichRead MoreRead More. The post by Neil appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News ... read more
    Source: BTC ManagerPublished on 2019-04-25By Neil
    3 months ago
  • Crypto Market At Risk of Weakness: BNB, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, TRX Price Analysis
    The total crypto market cap is currently declining and broke the $170.0B support level. Binance coin (BNB) price is rebounding and it is currently up around 4% to $23.20. Litecoin (LTC) price broke the $76.00 and $75.00 support levels to move into a bearish zone. Bitcoin cash price is under a lot of pressure below the $285 support area. Tron (TRX) price is extending losses and it may test the $0.0210 support level. The crypto market cap is currently declining, with bearish moves in bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). BNB is moving higher, whereas litecoin, ripple, bitcoin cash, TRX, XLM and EOS are declining. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis Bitcoin cash price recently declined heavily below the $295 and $290 support levels against the US Dollar. The BCH/USD pair even broke the $285 support level and settled below the $280 level. It traded close to the $272 level and is currently consolidating losses. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $285 level, above which the price may rebound towards the next major resistance at $295. On the downside, the main supports are $272 and $270. Binance Coin (BNB), Litecoin (LTC) and Tron (TRX) Price Analysis Binance coin ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-04-25By Aayush Jindal
    3 months ago
  • Bitcoin Price BTC/USD Analysis: Correcting After Highs, Holding Key Resistance
    Bitcoin price surged to a new multi-month high above $5,650 before correcting lower. BTC dipped recently, but it is holding the key $5,400 support level and likely to bounce back. There was a sharp rally in bitcoin price towards $5,700 before it corrected lower. There is a major bullish trend line formed with support at $5,400 on the 30-minute chart. BTC could bounce back if it stays above $5,400, else it might correct towards $5,300. Read: Guide to Best Brokers Bitcoin Price Analysis (BTC to USD) Earlier this week, there was a strong upward move in bitcoin price above the $5,500 and $5,600 resistance levels. BTC traded to a new multi-month high above $5,680 and recently started a short term downside correction. Click to Enlarge Chart Looking at the 30-minute chart of BTC/USD, the pair surged towards the $5,700 level and formed a new 2019 high at $5,690. Recently, the price corrected lower and traded below the $5,540 support plus the 25 simple moving average (30-minute). The price even broke the $5,500 support area before it found a strong support near the $5,400 level. There is also a major bullish trend line formed with current support ... read more
    Source: BlockonomiPublished on 2019-04-25By Dr. Latika Mehrotra
    3 months ago
  • Binance Announces Token Listing Process On its DEX; Is it Completely Decentralized?
    The Binance Decentralized Exchange (DEX) was announced on 23rd April 2019. It one of the first large scale DEX powered by the currently largest Exchange of the world, Binance. DEX promises decentralized control of trades, wallets and now the Exchange has announced a community based listing token listing process on the DEX. The blog post mentioned that: The Binance Community aims to provide the highest transparency in the DEX listing process. The listing process essentially involves a deposit of 1000 BNB and a voting procedure to ensure security, transparency, and decentralization of the process. Binance has aimed that: By using this transparent and community-driven process, we hope Binance DEX will be able to facilitate a larger number of crowd-vetted projects, hopefully listing 10 times more tokens than currently listed on Binance.com. The proposal involves the following steps, where the first and foremost criterion is the deposit of 1000 BNB coins by the token issuers. This is being done to ensure a ‘security deposit’ amount from the token issuers during the listing process. Proposed Workflow for Listing on DEX Also read: Binance CZ Reveals How ETH Better Perform BNB Citing What Lacks ETH On the Other Side The Voting Process Binance chain validators ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2019-04-25By Nivesh Rustgi
    3 months ago
  • How to get on IEO and what you have to do if you have decided to launch?
    Everybody remembers 2017-early 2018 like an era of ICO; there were so many ups and downs. We don’t want to remind you about this period and stress you again and suggest you review Initial Exchange Offering. What is an Initial Exchange Offering? If you want to participate in IEO you have to be a user of the hosting exchange, get through verification and only after this you can participate in the token sale. And the main advantage is that you don’t have to send funds into a specific address, your funds will be saved as you will send them directly to exchange. All respectable exchanges don’t want to lose their face that’s why IEO is safer for investors. From the other side, there are so many cases from our experience that shows the negative side of Initial Exchange Offering such as: – Fake fundraising that doesn’t show real situation on the market and misleads investors and projects. Exchanges don’t want to lose their reputation and potential customers, that’s why they display on their launchpad 100% successfully fundraising. For a project, these actions are also benefited in case if they haven’t raised anything as it will be hype around the project ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-04-25By Guest Author
    3 months ago
  • Ripple’s Q1 sales account for 0.32 percent of XRP’s global volume, reveals report
    Ripple, a leading U.S based Fintech company providing payment settlement solutions, released its Q1 report for the year 2019. The report provides insight into the amount of XRP taken out from the escrow account, the firm’s financial progress, and an overall update on the XRP market. The report stated, “Ripple’s Q1 sales accounted for 0.32 percent of global XRP volume. Three billion XRP were released out of cryptographic escrow, 2.30 billion returned to escrow. XRP is now listed on approximately 120 exchanges worldwide” The report also stated that Ripple withdrew 1 billion XRP each from its escrow account over the last three months, a total of 3 billion XRP. Out of this, over 700 million XRP was used for the development of the ecosystem, while the remaining 2.3 billion XRP was deposited back into its escrow account. Notably, the report stated that the firm sold $169.42 million worth of XRP in the first quarter, an increase to 0.32 percent from 0.25% in Q4 2018, in terms of sales in global XRP volume. On one hand, institutional direct sales also saw a significant increase from 2018 Q4, growing from $40.15 million to $61.93 million. On the other hand, programmatic sales also ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-04-25By Priya
    3 months ago
  • Ethereum Price (ETH) Remains In Strong Downtrend Versus Bitcoin (BTC)
    Ethereum price failed to stay above the 0.0314 support area against bitcoin and declined sharply. ETH to BTC is under a lot of pressure and it remains sell on rallies near 0.0315. Key Talking Points Ethereum price failed to stay above a crucial support near the 0.0314 level against bitcoin.There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at 0.0315BTC on the 4-hours chart of the ETH/BTC pair (data feed from Poloniex).The pair could correct higher, but it is likely to face sellers near 0.0315BTC in the near term. Ethereum Price Chart Analysis In the past two sessions, there was a strong decline in bitcoin, litecoin, Ethereum, EOS, bitcoin cash, ripple, and others against the US Dollar. ETH to BTC also faced an increased selling pressure after it broke the key support near the 0.0314 level. Looking at the chart, the price failed to break the 0.0332BTC resistance area and declined sharply below 0.0325BTC plus the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Sellers took control and pushed the price below the 0.0314BTC and 0.0310BTC support levels. A new monthly low was formed near 0.0295BTC and the price is currently consolidating losses. It is testing the 23.6% Fib ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-04-25By Aayush Jindal
    3 months ago
  • Ripple (XRP) Price Drops Significantly, Next Leg Underway?
    Ripple price declined further below the $0.3040 and $0.3000 support levels against the US dollar. The price remained in a bearish zone below $0.3200 as discussed in yesterday’s analysis. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $0.3060 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair could correct higher in the short term, but it is likely to decline further towards $0.2850. Ripple price extended losses and broke key supports against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP is currently in a bearish zone and it could continue to move down towards $0.2850 or $0.2820. Ripple Price Analysis Yesterday, we saw the start of a strong decline from the $0.3300 resistance area in ripple price against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair declined sharply below the $0.3250 and $0.3220 support levels. There was even a close below the $0.3200 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A swing low was formed near $0.3175 and later the price corrected higher. It moved above $0.3200, but it failed below the 50% Fib retracement level of the drop from the $0.3288 high to $0.3175 low. As a result, there was a ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-04-25By Aayush Jindal
    3 months ago
  • Altseason Already Over? Analysts Suggest Bitcoin (BTC) Will Outperform In Short-Term
    Analysts Suggests Altseason Is (Already) Over All eyes may be on Bitcoin (BTC), but other crypto assets have seen their fair share of gains since the start of 2019, sparking calls that what is known as “altseason” is here. This would seemingly be the case. Binance Coin recently surpassed its all-time high, in a brutal bear market no less, as Litecoin has rallied by over 200% since December’s low. Cardano, Ethereum, Tezos, and Basic Attention Token are among other prominent cryptocurrencies that have also seen jaw-dropping gains in the past 90 days. And as Fundstrat’s Tom Lee explains, one of the “pre-conditions” for historical altcoin rallies has recently come to life in the current cycle. This precursor, for those unaware, is a drop in the correlation between the crypto asset class at large and Bitcoin itself. Per Lee’s chart (seen below), which cites data from Bloomberg, CoinMarketCap, and his own firm, a drop in the rolling 90-day correlation between the two subsets has preceded three altseasons — Mar 2016, early-2017, and late-2017/early-2018. An altseason, as defined by Fundstrat, is when a large percentage of altcoins in the “liquid universe” rally by over 200% in a short period of ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-04-25By Nick Chong
    3 months ago
  • BC Vault challenges Trezor and Ledger Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets
    CryptoNinjas REAL Security Inc. is challenging competing Trezor and Ledger wallet providers with new cold storage device, BC VAULT (short for Blockchain Vault). The product is the first multi-crypto hardware wallet that generates non-deterministic wallets, enables easy and secure crypto transactions and offers encrypted backups by default. Comparison: BC... BC Vault challenges Trezor and Ledger Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-04-25By CryptoNinjas
    3 months ago
  • Sumsung Invests in Popular Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Manufacturer, Ledger
    Samsung, the South Korean mobile and smartphone Giant, has reportedly invested $2.9 million in hardware wallet manufacturer, Ledger. Reportedly, the total valuation of the start-up is now about $290 million after the latest capital fundraising event. Ledger is a Paris based firm that is building security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrency use. Ledger was found in 2014. Currently, it has over 130 employees in three locations: Paris, Vierzon and San Francisco. According to sources, the investment was confirmed by the Executive Chairman of Ledger, Eric Larcheveque. However, he abstained from making any comments. Nevertheless, he sent a tweet to the publication which broke the news: “We will always need hardware wallets, but to accompany a revolution crypto based on a personal sovereignty accessible to all, the Smartphone will actually play a central role.” The most popular product from Ledger is the Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet. The Ledger Nano S provides a private, secure wallet for over 23 cryptocurrencies. It resembles a flash drive and cost less than $100. The firm also offers infrastructural solutions like crypto vaults for institutions and banks. Also read: Samsung Building A Robust Blockchain Ecosystem On the Ethereum Platform Samsung has actively taken heed for the implementation ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2019-04-25By Nivesh Rustgi
    3 months ago
  • Chinese Crypto Mining Firm Sold After Losing 90% In Year
    Huatie HengAn, a Chinese crypto mining wing of a construction company in China, has lost 90 percent of its value prompting its parent company to sell it. As […] The post Chinese Crypto Mining Firm Sold After Losing 90% In Year appeared first on UseTheBitcoin. ... read more
    Source: Use The BitcoinPublished on 2019-04-25By Basil Kimathi
    3 months ago
  • Analyst: Bitcoin (BTC) May Break Green Streak In May, But Could Still See $6,400
    Bitcoin Could See $6,000 Soon Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has begun to stagnate. While BTC pushed by $5,600 in an unexpected move on Tuesday, Wednesday has seen the asset fall to $5,450 as bulls have eased off the gas pedal. As of the time of writing, BTC is currently down 2% in the past 24 hours, while most altcoins have lost nearly double that. Funnily enough, one analyst argued that this move solidifies that Bitcoin could soon see $6,400. Josh Rager, as the analyst is known, recently opined that if BTC holds above $5,400, it could rebound to $6,400 over the coming weeks. Rager, an advisor to exchange startup Level, backed his call by looking to the fact that over the past three months, BTC has continually established higher lows without fail, likely indicating that bears are losing grip on this market.
    Following up from "trade the trend" – People ask "how you can tell if it's a trend?"It does take time to form, so don't expect to get in at the very bottom if you're trend trader – Watch the price action – higher-lows hereI predict a red May but $BTC could ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-04-25By Nick Chong
    3 months ago
  • Interview with Digitex Futures Founder and CEO Adam Todd
    Bitcoinist recently had the opportunity to catch up with Adam Todd, Founder & CEO of Digitex Futures, to discuss his project’s waiting list, the exchange’s hybrid model, and various other topics. Here’s what he had to say. How did you manage to get 1.5 million people lining up in your waiting list? Well, it’s just a really great product that sells itself! Who doesn’t want commission-free trading? No, seriously, of course, it’s one thing to have a great product, but another to make sure that people hear about it. I won’t lie, we have a really excellent marketing team at Digitex! We started the waitlist campaign back in August, so it has had quite some time to build up such high numbers. We used viral marketing and incentivized users through a waitlist competition. Users had to sign up and get a referral code and then pass that on to their trader friends. The more referrals that they made, the higher they went up in the queue. The top 10 winners each get 10K DGTX and the top 5,000 get 1000 DGTX airdropped into their accounts to trade with. As you can imagine, as the price has been rising, so ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2019-04-25By Bitcoinist
    3 months ago
  • Why Thai’s National Bank Put Ban To Serve Crypto Exchange: SEC Fintech Director
    Regulations and policies around crypto ecosystem are still not specific across many countries but meantime, few countries are passionately emerging to capture the nascent crypto and blockchain innovation. However, Fintech Director at Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission has recently revealed few facts about Crypto Ecosystem followed within the nation at Ripple Regionals Event in Bangkok. Rewinding the History Thailand in the year 2018 looks quite stubborn towards cryptocurrency and as such, country’s national bank ‘Bank of Thailand (also known as BoI) had announced a ban on banks to offer services to cryptocurrency exchanges. Following the update, banks were supposed to serve crypto trading platforms which later modified into something that speaks about favorable crypto regulations. Later in the same year, Thailand released yet another update that states – crypto exchanges to operate within the country must get the approval from Thai SEC. Nevertheless, Thai SEC then announced the approval for four applicants wherein three were crypto exchange – Bitcoin Exchange Co. Ltd (Bx), Bitkub Online Co.Ltd., Satang Corporation (Stang Pro) and one being a broker-dealer, Coins Th Co.Ltd. Nevertheless, Thai SEC has also shared the list of approved cryptocurrencies that will be used as a base trading pairs in the country. ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2019-04-25By Tabassum
    3 months ago
  • Skepticism around TRON’s alleged partnership with Liverpool FC
    Justin Sun, the CEO of TRON, recently announced a partnership with Liverpool FC. The announcement was met with great fanfare, but recent evidence calls into question whether the partnership is real. On Apr. 24th, Justin Sun announced a partnership with Liverpool Football Club, the same club competes in the Premier League and won 5 European Cups.
    Thank you for the unique and innovative invitation, Liverpool! I am impressed and I'm looking forward to exploring this #TRON new partnership together! @LFC #TRX $TRX #BTT $BTT 😇🤝 pic.twitter.com/7RhFw7QVbX — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) April 24, 2019 As with other partnerships Sun has announced in the past, he described it as an “official partnership” and would provide more details soon.
    official partnership. I will have more detail soon. 😀 — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) April 24, 2019 However, according to Decrypt, a spokesperson for Liverpool FC denied that it had a partnership with TRON. Jesse Powell, the CEO of leading crypto exchange Kraken, suggested the partnership was from a “spam” sales email from the organization:
    I think we all got spammed with the same sales pitch. I get 100 of these a day. @decryptmedia ... read more
    Source: CryptoslatePublished on 2019-04-25By Mitchell Moos
    3 months ago
  • Texan Dark Web Drug Dealers who Sold Steroids to Professional Athletes Plead Guilty
    Two Texan men have pled guilty at the Manhattan Supreme Court to selling illegal steroids and other drugs on the dark web, reportedly netting $2.8 million during their five-year-long operation.  Drug Dealers Plead Guilty Callaway Crain and Mark Sanchez, both 35, ran an illegal operation from 2013 to 2018 during which the duo sold steroidsRead MoreRead More. The post by Alex Lielacher appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News ... read more
    Source: BTC ManagerPublished on 2019-04-25By Alex Lielacher
    3 months ago
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Signal That Has Predicted Historical “Moons” Is Flashing
    Bitcoin Looking Bullish Bitcoin may have dropped by 2% in the past 24 hours, but analysts have kept their heads up high. According to analyst Nunya Bizniz, a technical indicator used by prominent institutional trader-turned-Bitcoin diehard that has predicted previous long-term rallies has shown its face once again. Nunya claims that a specific reading of the indicator, Tom Demark’s Sequential on the monthly chart, which has a fairly notable 71% hit rate, indicates that a “moon” rally for BTC may be inbound.
    BTC – Monthly: Tom Demark's Sequential indicator, popularized in crypto by @ToneVays. Blue arrows represent a Green 2 trading above a Green 1 – a buy signal for Tone. Of the 7 occurences, 2 were negative. Max drawdown was 50% and was over within 4 months. All others = Moon. pic.twitter.com/Xx4sJDfw3G— Nunya Bizniz (@Pladizow) April 24, 2019 There is, of course, a chance that the recent spotting of this indicator is a false flag, meaning that a 50% drawdown over the next four months is possible. But all things considered, fundamentals included, BTC may be leaning bullish. Other traders would agree. Crypto Hamster, a trader that focuses on long-term analysis, recently remarked ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-04-25By Nick Chong
    3 months ago
  • Ethereum [ETH] ProgPow implementation would lead to a drastic drop in hash rate, says developer
    Programmatic Proof-of-Work [ProgPow] has so far been one of the most talked about upgrades in the Ethereum community. The protocol that aims at making GPU mining more efficient against ASIC mining also raised questions pertaining to the governance of the ecosystem. This was one of the topics of discussions during the Eth1x/ Istanbul Planning, where Danno Ferrin, a blockchain developer, presented on ‘ProgPow: Flipping the Switch’. Danno Ferrin spoke about the outcome of ProgPow implementation, assuming the transition happened after the audit was released and it gets scheduled for a Mainnet block. Ferrin stated that one of the results of the implementation would lead to a “dramatic” fall in Ethereum’s hash rate, adding that this would “not be the end of the world” as the work done would remain the same but it would be measured differently. This was followed by the developer explaining the reason the hash rate would fall. He said, “The biggest reason is that the work done in ProgPow is about twice ‘hard’ as Ethash and part of that comes from the amount of memory access that goes on […] since this is a memory-hard algorithm, that is the primary motivator for how long it takes ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-04-25By Priya
    3 months ago
  • Samsung Coin on the Horizon? Anonymous Source Claims ‘Yes’
    Samsung, creator of the popular Galaxy S10 smartphone which will feature built-in cryptocurrency wallet integration, is reportedly looking to go a step further in its commitment to the industry of crypto. An anonymous source familiar with the situation has told Coindesk’s Korean division that Samsung is working on the development of the Samsung coin, in an article published on April 24. Details of the project include the coding of a blockchain Main Net that the Samsung coin will be issued on, and will likely utilize Ethereum for its base-functionality. Samsung’s dedicated blockchain division is reportedly overseeing the project, which could mean that the Galaxy S10’s Ethereum integration–which was further confirmed in the article by Coindeks–is more of a prelude to the launch of the Samsung Coin. The source told Coindesk, “We expect Samsung Coin to come out in the market, but the direction has not yet been decided.” Exact details on whether Samsung coin will be open to the public or operate on a more private-blockchain framework, similar to that of J.P. Morgan Chase’s proposed JPM Coin, is still unclear. The source continued, “Right now I am thinking of [Samsung Coin] as a private blockchain, but it ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-04-25By Michael Lavere
    3 months ago
  • Ethereum vs. Tron [TRX] Price Analysis: ETH gathers bulls while TRX tries to do the same
    Ethereum is showing a positive outlook when compared to Tron, as Ethereum’s charts displayed the Golden Cross. This suggests that Ethereum’s price trend will flip in the near future. The price of Ethereum at press time was $165, and that of Tron was $0.023. Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency in the world with a market cap of $17.5 billion, while that of Tron is $1.5 billion. Tron is currently the eleventh largest cryptocurrency in the world, just below Cardano [ADA]. The 24-hour timeframe showed that ETH’s price had fallen by 55%, while TRX fell by 6.53%. This dump was directly correlated to Bitcoin’s dump, which fell by ~3%. Altcoins like ETH and TRX fell by more than 7% in the wake of Bitcoin’s fall. Ethereum one day chart Source: TradingView Support 1: $80.72 Resistance 1: $181.63 Resistance 2: $248.64 Resistance 3: $318.18 Resistance 4: $478.76 Bollinger Bands were slowly converging. ETH’s price bounced just before hitting the simple moving average, indicating slight bullish momentum. The Chaikin Money Flow indicator resurfaced above the zero-line, indicating bullish momentum for the crypto. The Stochastic RSI showed that it was struggling to recover some bullish momentum. Tron one day chart Source: TradingView Support 1: $0.0119 Resistance 1: $0.0267 ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-04-25By Akash Girimath
    3 months ago
  • Ethereum forming bullish technical indicators
    After a 2x upward movement in price, Ethereum (ETH), the world’s biggest smart-contract blockchain, has formed its first bullish golden cross since Feb. 19, 2017. Understanding the Moving Averages Prior to diving into a price analysis of the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap, some of the technical terms used in this study will be defined for a better comprehension of the data. A moving average (MA) is an indicator that analyzes different data points by generating a sequence of averages. As described in Investopedia: “It helps smooth out price action by filtering out the ‘noise’ from random short-term price fluctuations.” Since it follows a trend, it is based on past prices and can determine pivot points in a market trend. A golden cross occurs when a short-term moving average crosses above a long-term moving average signaling a potential bullish breakout. Many analysts see this pattern as one of the most definitive and strong buy signals that could start a long-term bull market. On the other hand, a death cross appears on a chart when an asset’s short-term moving average crosses below the long-term moving average indicating the potential for a major selloff. Ethereum Technical Analysis On Feb. ... read more
    Source: CryptoslatePublished on 2019-04-25By Ali Martinez
    3 months ago
  • Bullish Bitcoin Altcoin Carnage Continues, Analyst Says Capitulation Just Beginning
    Bitcoin’s early April 2019 rally through resistance at $4,200 halted the ongoing altcoin season in its tracks, and following the latest upward move in Bitcoin price charts the value of altcoins both relative to BTC and USD have began to plummet – with some setting new bear market lows. In the aftermath of yesterday’s further Bitcoin rally to $5,650, BTC dominance broke out of resistance, causing additional bleeding in the altcoin market. As the decline continues, a leading altcoin analyst believes that capitulation in altcoins has only just begun, while another analyst predicts just how far BTC dominance will rise during the altcoin reckoning. Altcoin Market a Sea of Red Following Further Upward Bitcoin Movement The overall altcoin market has taken a massive hit in the last 24 hours, with most of the top ten experiencing 8% or more losses on the day. EOS was the worst performer of the crypto top ten, dumping as much as 9.65% of its USD value, while Ripple, which has performed very poorly during the short-lived alt season, dropped another 7.5% to 30 cents per XRP. Related Reading | Altcoin Trader: Alt Market Cap Shows Longest Accumulation Phase Yet  Litecoin, which helped lead ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-04-25By Tony Spilotro
    3 months ago
  • Will The Raising Institutional Investment Bring Back Glory Days For Cryptos?
    Everyone that has ever traded cryptos knows for sure that it’s the institutional money this is expected to change the game for the industry. There was a long wait for Bitcoin ETF but there is no result yet. Finally, the patience seems to be running off as the leading institutions including hedge funds have suddenly raked by their exposure to cryptos nearly doubling it over past months. Crypto Asset Under Management has gone up from USD 5 bn to USD 14 billion over a year Institutions are coming to cryptos. This is a statement which most crypto investors were waiting to hear all this while and it looks like this is coming through at least according to a new report by Crypto Fund Research. According to the report, there are currently more than 700 cryptocurrency/blockchain investment funds. The majority are set up as hedge venture capital funds, while a large numbers are hedge funds or hybrid funds. The statistics presented in the report shows that 2017 was a record year for the launch of new cryptocurrency funds with over 200 new funds including hedge funds and venture capital. This was more than triple the number of funds launched in 2016. ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2019-04-25By Nilesh Maurya
    3 months ago
  • New Poll Reveals Italy As The Most Bullish European Country For Bitcoin
    A new bitFlyer poll that sampled the opinions of 10,000 respondents across ten countries in Europe revealed a high percentage of Europeans, particularly in Italy and Norway, who say cryptocurrencies aren’t a fad. Europeans Are Bullish On Cryptocurrencies According to the details of the Google Survey carried out by bitFlyer, 63 percent (more than two-thirds) of Europeans believe cryptocurrencies will still exist by 2029. Of the ten countries covered in the poll, participants from Norway showed the highest level of confidence in cryptocurrencies as 73 percent believe virtual currencies will still be around in ten years’ time. French responders had the least confidence of the lot with only 55 percent expressing the belief that cryptos will last the next decade. But Many Don’t Think Bitcoin Will Last While the survey suggests Europeans are generally bullish on cryptocurrency as a whole, that enthusiasm didn’t extend towards Bitcoin. According to bitFlyer, the survey involved seven possible responses to the question “do you think Bitcoin will still exist in 10 years’ time.” Only 49 percent of participants said that believed Bitcoin would last the decade. Italy had the highest percentage of Bitcoin believers with 55 percent while France once again ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2019-04-25By Osato Avan-Nomayo
    3 months ago
  • Bitcoin: Despite Failing to Stay Above $5,600, BTC May be Ready to Continue Surging Higher
    Bitcoin incurred a significant amount of buying pressure yesterday that allowed it to surge past $5,600, which instantly made many investors and analysts alike to flip bullish on the cryptocurrency. Despite this, BTC was unable to hold support at this price level and has since fallen into the $5,400 region. Now, one analyst believes that Bitcoin is close to being ready to form another leg up, on the condition that it is able to garner a strong buying reaction if it is to dip into the $5,300 region. Bitcoin (BTC) Fails to Find Support at $5,600 At the time of writing Bitcoin is trading down roughly 2% at its current price of $5,490. On Monday, Bitcoin incurred a relatively large amount of buying pressure that pushed its price to the mid-$5,600 region, at which point it faced increased selling pressure that drove its price back down to its current levels. It is important to note that BTC is still trading up from its weekly lows of $5,230 and is just slightly below its one-month highs of $5,650, which were set yesterday. UB, a popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, spoke about Bitcoin’s current price action, explaining that he is closely watching ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-04-25By Cole Petersen
    3 months ago
  • Fund: Bitcoin Is Massively Undervalued Multi-Trillion Dollar Asset
    Although the price of Bitcoin is still 75 percent off its peak value, it has recorded steady gains from its last drop. Bitcoin is now above the $5,000 […] The post Fund: Bitcoin Is Massively Undervalued Multi-Trillion Dollar Asset appeared first on UseTheBitcoin. ... read more
    Source: Use The BitcoinPublished on 2019-04-25By Basil Kimathi
    3 months ago
  • Bitcoin SV [BSV]: Calvin Ayre-backed Coingeek article claims Binance is involved in ‘criminal operations’
    Bitcoin SV [BSV], the BCH hardfork, and Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, have been at loggerheads since the exchange delisted Satoshi’s Vision last week. It looks like their dispute isn’t over yet, with Coingeek, the BSV mouthpiece, reporting that Binance plays a part in “criminal operations,” citing several sources. Calvin Ayre, one of the spearheads of Satoshi’s Vision project and his acquired crypto-media house, Coingeek, recently released an article titled, “Binance ‘most likely involved in criminal operations’: report,” detailing the exchange’s misgivings in terms of exchange volumes, in light of recent reports that indicate the same. The main source credited by Coingeek was a recent video by Chico Crypto, spelling out fake volume and wash trades based on the groundbreaking Bitwise Asset Management report. According to the report, only ten exchanges reported “real volume,” with Binance being one of them. However, among the ten exchanges, Binance was the only exchange that was neither registered as a Money Services Business [MSB] under the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network [FinCEN], nor had a BitLicense, the regulatory license required to operate in the state of New York. The Bitwise report also highlighted [which Coingeek did not shed light on] the lack ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-04-25By Aakash Athawasya
    3 months ago
  • TD Ameritrade Follows Footsteps of Fidelity, NYSE and Enters Crypto, Boosting Sentiment
    An online trading platform that boasts more than 11 million retail clients has been rumoured to be moving into the crypto industry. TDAmeritrade is believed to be working with Chicago-based crypto exchange ErisX to facilitate offering digital asset buying and selling on its platform. The news is just the latest example of an established platform opening up to the crypto asset industry. Previous examples such as those by Fidelity and Bakkt highlight that demand for digital currency-related services is clearly increasing, despite bearish sentiment continuing to abound. Is TDAmeritrade Bringing 11 Million Investors to Crypto? According to a report in crypto news resource, The Block, TDAmeritrade is moving into the digital asset industry. The publication cites an anonymous source “familiar with the situation” as linking the online trading platform with ErisX, a cryptocurrency trading venue based in Chicago. The story goes that TDAmeritrade is involved with testing how to link up different traditional asset exchanges with the ErisX platform. If true, this could mean that a whopping 11 million retail investors will soon have the opportunity to take on direct exposure to crypto on a platform that they are already highly familiar with. A spokesperson from ErisX declined to give ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-04-25By Rick D.
    3 months ago
  • BlockFi Lowers Investment Threshold for Earning Bitcoin Interest
    Bitcoin prices may be dropping, but one cryptocurrency-based lending startup is looking to expand the appeal of digital assets. BlockFi, which is backed by the Winklevoss Twins’ cryptocurrency conglomeration Gemini, has agreed to lower the BTC investment threshold for participating in its interest generating program. Last month, BlockFi announced the creation of the world’s first interest-bearing accounts for Bitcoin and Ethereum. The New York-based firm will be paying out 6.2% in interest on deposits of Bitcoin and Ethereum, all backed by the Winklevoss twins’ Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. However, after extensive community feedback, the lending startup made the decision to lower the minimum amount of BTC required to receive the full interest reimbursement to 0.5 BTC, which will be applied retroactively to April 1st of this year. In an official blog post updated on April 23, BlockFi told users, We are retroactively dropping the minimum required BTC balance to earn interest to 0.5 BTC. After launching BIA, a lot of users reached out to our team asking that we drop our minimum eligible balance to earn interest. We’re excited to let our community know that BTC balances of 0.5 BTC and up will now begin earning interest ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-04-24By Michael Lavere
    3 months ago
  • Bitfury Join Forces with Final Frontier to Launch Bitcoin Mining Fund
    Bitfury, one of the leading infrastructure providers for the Bitcoin blockchain, has collaborated with Final Frontier, a Swiss-based artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain investment firm, to launch a regulated Bitcoin mining fund, according to a Reuters report on April 24, 2019. Exposing Institutional Investors to Bitcoin Mining Per sources close to the matter, distributed ledgerRead MoreRead More. The post by Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News ... read more
    Source: BTC ManagerPublished on 2019-04-24By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel
    3 months ago
  • Will Increasing Regulatory Scrutiny Reduce Bitcoin’s Criminal Uses and Encourage Adoption?
    In the past, the public has largely viewed cryptocurrencies – and Bitcoin in particular – as tools widely used by criminals that provide them with unfettered anonymity while they facilitate nefarious transactions on the dark web. Although the public’s perception of BTC and other digital currencies may have been altered slightly after the 2017 bull run that sucked new participants into the markets, the stigma still remains. Despite this, increasing regulatory scrutiny may begin reducing the amount of illicit transactions that cryptocurrencies facilitate, and increasing regulatory requirements for exchanges may nullify their use as money laundering tools. Dark Web Bitcoin (BTC) Purchases Continue to Grow Steadily Over the past several years, Bitcoin has been the currency of choice for those looking to make purchases on the dark web, and many critics of the cryptocurrency incessantly claim that without the dark web, BTC would lose the majority of its utility. Although the massive progress the industry has made over the past several years certainly serves as a testament to the fact that cryptocurrencies have far more and greater use-cases than simply making anonymous purchases, those looking to make purchases on the dark and unregulated recesses of the internet are still relying ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-04-24By Cole Petersen
    3 months ago
  • Bitcoin Records Same Number of Confirmed Transactions as During 2017 Bull Run. Brighter Days Ahead?
    The year 2019 has already been proven to be a promising year from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as well since it determines the market conditions. However, more information is emerging that may serve as confirmation of this fact. Longhash, the Singapore-based crypto information site reported that the number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions so far has reached the number during the 2017 bull run. Although it is not always the case, a rise in the number of confirmed transactions has been known to result in a price rise for cryptocurrencies according to Longhash. The number of transactions for Bitcoin has severally surpassed 400,000 since the start of April, a number that has not been reached since the one that resulted in the 2017 bull run. This is a good sign for Bitcoin and also an indication of a rising interest in Bitcoin which will most likely cause the price to rise. According to Longhash, Bitcoin may soon be reaching the all-time high record. While the current daily transaction level has yet to break the all-time record, which is just above 490,000 transactions, it’s not far off. If Bitcoin’s price continues to climb, we could see a new record for confirmed ... read more
    Source: ZyCryptoPublished on 2019-04-24By Ponvang Bulus
    3 months ago
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