31 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Analysis 03/31/2016 –BTC/USD Approaching ResistanceKey Points Bitcoin price after moving down towards the $407-05 support area started a recovery, but it is heading towards a major resistance area of $415-17. There is a bearish trend line and 100 simple moving average positioned on the hourly chart (data feed from Bitstamp) of BTC/USD […]

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30 March 2016

Headlines Microsoft Adds Ethereum to Windows Platform For Over 3 Million DevelopersMillions of Microsoft developers can now build decentralized applications using the Ethereum blockchain thanks to a collaboration with ConsenSys. Bitcoin Price Watch; Pattern Suggests VolatilityWe’ve seen some pretty solid patterns this week in the bitcoin price. The weekend action offered up a nice sharp […]

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29 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Undervalued By Over $200, Investment Bank Report FindsA comparison of bitcoin investment to gold investment lead investment bank, Needham, to price the cryptocurrency at more than 50% its current value. Bitcoin Price Analysis For 03/29/2016 – Buying Dips WorkedKey Points Bitcoin price continued to move higher against the US Dollar, and my buy […]

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28 March 2016

Headlines ASX Remains Committed to Blockchain Following CEO ExitSpeculation arose that Australian markets operator ASX (Australian Securities Exchange) could potentially review its investment and foray into embracing blockchain or distributed ledger technology for post-trade solutions, after the departure of CEO Elmer Funke Kupper. However, ASX executive chairman Rick Holliday-Smith has confirmed that the ASX is […]

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27 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Central Planning of Digital MoneyBitcoin security expert Kristov Atlas discusses the network’s ongoing block size debate and the role of economics in this discussion. Bitcoin and Blockchain Startups Not Immune From Selective InvestorsAs investment in FinTech continues to rise, investors are becoming more selective with startups, including those focused on […]

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26 March 2016

Headlines Brussels Terror Attacks Revive Terrorism-Crypto Connection, Fueling European Push To Control BitcoinThis week’s terror attacks in Brussels has caused French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to cite the darknet as a terrorist tool and call for measures to improve intelligence expertise in technologies terrorists use, according to a French ministry website. Because cryptocurrency is used for darknet transactions, efforts […]

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25 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; The Weekend AheadWe’re about to shut down our analysis for the weekend, but before we do, let’s take one more look at the bitcoin price, in an attempt to set up against any potential volatility that comes this evening and, beyond that, into the weekend. The chart below shows action across […]

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24 March 2016

Headlines The Woman Who Could Help Build A Blockchain Winner27 years on Wall Street to Bitcoin. An increasingly common evolution for former Wall Street executives. Blythe Masters was one of the most publicized to leave Wall Street to explore digital currency and blockchain technology. If her history at JP Morgan is any sign, she might […]

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23 March 2016

Headlines Dubai Government Looks to Blockchain Amid ‘Smart Cities’ DriveCoinDesk speaks to Noah Raford a key driver of Dubai’s Museum of the Future initiative, which recently unveiled its support for blockchain tech. Bitcoin Price Turn-Around At $420Bitcoin price attempted another shot at the 4-hour chart 200-period moving average today without success. The market lacks conviction […]

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22 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Volatility is on!We’re a little bit late publishing the first of our two intraday bitcoin price analyses today, primarily as a result of the action we saw both overnight and throughout the initial phases of this morning’s session. Generally, we like to put our first interpretation of the night’s action out […]

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21 March 2016

Headlines Russian Payment Processor OOOPay Embraces BitcoinWhenever a Russian platform or business starts accepting Bitcoin payments, there is a lot of surprise and excitement flowing through the digital currency community. Given the love-hate relationship between Bitcoin and Russia, accepting digital currency payments seems to be rather risky. But that isn’t keeping the OOOPay payment system […]

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20 March 2016

Headlines No End In Sight For Block Size Debate As ‘Halving’ Approaches: Will The Bitcoin Network Survive?The conflict over how to expand the bitcoin network has reached a critical point with no resolution in sight as the “halving” approaches in June, according to Paul Vigna, The Wall Street Journal’s “Moneybeat” blogger. Bobby Lee, CEO of […]

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19 March 2016

Headlines State Regulation Changes the Game for Bitcoin Sellers in New HampshireA look at a recent legislative update in New Hampshire that classifies bitcoin sellers as money transmitters. Investing in Bitcoin: Smaller Funds Dominate, Institutional Investors Stay on the SidelinesFrom an investment perspective, bitcoin mainly exists in funds held by smaller investors as larger investors […]

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18 March 2016

Headlines Economist Editorial Skeptical about Short Term Growth of Blockchain TechnologyA healthy dose of skepticism is well, healthy. As for The Economist, their opinion is pretty much in lockstep with much of the world’s biggest industries that have been predicted to be ripe for adoption of blockchain technology. With specific mention of the financial and […]

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17 March 2016

Headlines Coinbase Introduces Stop Orders for Bitcoin Exchange TradersCoinbase has added stop orders to its exchange product, allowing customers to buy and sell the digital currency at a previously set price. Bitcoin Price Watch; Channel Suggests Further UpsideYesterday, in the second of our twice daily bitcoin price watch pieces, we zoomed out to a wider […]

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16 March 2016

Headlines Euronext Eyes Blockchain Technology Infrastructure ImprovementsIn this day and age of financial and technological innovation, there is a lot of focus on rethinking business models and future partnerships. Euronext, one of the world’s leading pan-European exchange platform sin the world, is carefully weighing in options for the future. There is an option to merge […]

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15 March 2016

Headlines Man Charged With Unlicensed Money Laundering In Bitcoin-Related CaseA federal grand jury has charged one man with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business and two others with money laundering and related charges in the first bitcoin-related case before the Western District of New York, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Western District […]

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14 March 2016

Headlines Ether.camp Develops Hybrid Bitcoin/Ethereum ATMUpdate: Headline edited to reflect that it was Ether.camp, not Instacoin who developed the hybrid ATM. Instacoin, which operates Lamassu bitcoin ATMs in Quebec, Canada, has tweeted it is going to support Ethereum.  With over 16 Lamassu ATMs in Canada (and more coming in 2016), we have plans to support […]

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13 March 2016

Headlines What’s the Big Idea Behind Ethereum’s World Computer?What’s the big idea behind Ethereum? Developer Travis Patron gives his take. Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Sell Until This ChangeKey Points Bitcoin price managed to recover some ground this past week, but found resistance near a major level at $420. There is a bearish trend line […]

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12 March 2016

Headlines Bitwala Offers Fee-Free Bitcoin Transactions For Two WeeksBitwala customers will receive fee-free bitcoin transactions for the next two weeks in celebration of the payment service having logged 2 million transactions in one year. Starting Monday, Bitwala will waive its 0.5% fee. Users can redeem Bitwala’s fee-free offer until March 28 with the code: THANKYOU. […]

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11 March 2016

Headlines BTC Price Tech Analysis for 03/11/2016 – Eyes on Channel Resistance!Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price has been stuck in consolidation for the most part of this week, as traders had been waiting for the top-tier catalysts to pan out first. Both the RBNZ and ECB eased monetary policy but it was the latter […]

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10 March 2016

Headlines Deloitte: Blockchain Systems Could Rival ACH Network By 2025A new Deloitte report suggests that blockchain-based transactions are likely to surge over the next decade. Russian Lawmakers Propose Seven-year Jail Sentence BitcoinRussia seems to be making a fair amount of media headlines again, as their regulation of digital currency has just taken a turn for the […]

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9 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Winding up for Action!To say action overnight had been erratic would be an understatement. The chart we are using for today’s analysis doesn’t represent the erraticism perfectly, as it’s a contracted version, but the up and down volatility across the board in the bitcoin price was there nonetheless. We didn’t see […]

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8 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Watch; Return to Scalps TonightIt’s been about six hours since published the first of our two, Tuesday session intraday analyses, and a look at action across the period reveals some pretty frustrating movement in the bitcoin price. We managed to get into a trade on a break of in term support, but […]

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7 March 2016

Headlines Complaints Hit ‘Record’ Levels at Blockchain Amid Confirmation DelaysWallet provider Blockchain has released data that indicates its users are complaining more about service disruptions amid increased network demand. Bitcoin Faces Extinction Without Core Development CompetitionCoinDesk contributor Dan Cawrey argues that the bitcoin ecosystem should embrace and encourage competition in its development community. BTC Price […]

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6 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Under PressureBitcoin price decline reversed at $380 (Bitstamp), yesterday, and is currently running into upside resistance. It is still too soon after the last strong wave down to confidently call the next move, and analysis suggests staying out of the market until the present chart indications resolve. This analysis is provided by […]

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5 March 2016

Headlines A Legal Perspective of the European Court Ruling Exempting Bitcoin from VAT TaxBusiness Law Magazine, a German publication, reviewed a European Court of Justice ruling exempting bitcoin from value added tax (VAT) which was hailed as a victory by bitcoin advocates. The article by attorney Heinz Zimmermann noted that bitcoin has seldom been the […]

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4 March 2016

Headlines Bitcoin Price Decline Building MomentumBitcoin price corrected over-night. At the time of writing decline has resumed and Gavin Andresen better call a truce in his personal stand-off with the Core developers or risk splitting off a Classic(TM) altcoin. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not […]

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3 March 2016

Headlines 40 Banks Trial Commercial Paper Trading in Latest R3 Blockchain TestA consortium of financial institutions led by startup R3CEV has completed a trial of five different blockchain solutions. Bitcoin Price Decline GradualBitcoin price decline accelerated overnight. Downside progress has seen price dip below $420 earlier today, and a correction currently has price retesting this […]

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2 March 2016

Headlines Japan Set To Reconsider Stance on Taxing BitcoinBitcoin is often frowned upon for its alleged lack of regulatory guidelines when it comes to using the digital currency as a method of payment. However, people tend to forget various countries around the world are treating Bitcoin as either an asset or currency and impose taxation […]

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1 March 2016

Headlines 5 Blockchain Startups Join Plug and Play FinTech IncubatorBitcoin startup Abra is one of five blockchain startups to be accepted into the latest FinTech incubator run by Plug and Play. Japanese Legislator Calls for Bitcoin Tax ExemptionA legislator in Japan’s ruling political party has called for bitcoin purchases to be exempt from an 8% […]

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