3 October 2018

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DEA: The Number Of Illegal vs. Legal Uses of Bitcoin Has Swapped
If 90 percent of Bitcoin's applications used to be tied to illegal activities in 2013, today, the cryptocurrency is being used for legal financial speculation ...
Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust at Its Lowest Point
Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) has its assets hitting their lowest point since the all-time highs at the end of last year's price rally.
Tether Price Falls on Crypto Exchanges: How Will it Affect Bitcoin?
Considering that it is more expensive to buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum with USDT than with the US dollar, it can be argued that ...
US Lawmakers Push for 'Blockchain' Definition in New Congressional Bill
A bipartisan bill introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives this week proposes creating a "consensus-based definition of blockchain."
Bitcoin's Price Is Testing a Month-Long Trend Line
Bitcoin bears have been emboldened by repeated rejection from a key moving average hurdle, but they may take a breather over the next 24 hours as ...
Bitcoin trading around $6500 level without clear direction yet
Bitcoin(BTC) is continuing trading mostly sideways in a narrow range. It was expected to establish a definite trend up or down. The level of least ...
ImmVRse’s IMVR Listed on DDEX – An Advanced Decentralised Exchange

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Bitcoin price analysis: BTC/USD reversal is imminent; eyes glued $6500
Bitcoin (BTC), for instance, Bitcoin is down 1.17% on the day after breaking below the support at $6,500. Towards the end of last week, BTC/USD ...
The Fierce Debate on Bitcoin’s Future, Bakkt, Crypto and Samourai’s Farewell to Fiat – With Brock Pierce
Now entering the Bitcoin Podcast Network Yeeeeah, Welcome to the Bitcoin Podcast We ain’t out yet Bitcoins, we got ’em, acquire, never sell We’ll catch us rollin’ deep like Adele Bitcoin, blockchains, cryptocurrencies Three guys faded talkin Bitcoin No fees In episode #225 of the Bitcoin Podcast, where “adoption is still the only thing thing […]
Analyst: Bitcoin Trading Has “Almost Become Boring”

Following the cryptocurrency market fever of late 2017, volatility in Bitcoin has dropped to a point that it has almost become boring, according to Element Digital Asset Management, a firm that delivers advisory, trading, treasury, technology, and asset management services for the digital asset capital market. Element Analysts Say Bucket Shops, Potential SEC Approval of...

Retail Brokerage TD Ameritrade Backs New Crypto Exchange
TD Ameritrade is reportedly investing in ErisX, a new cryptocurrency exchange built by derivatives market provider Eris Exchange.
Bitcoin price analysis: recovery attempts go down the drain, BTC/USD bears drive the price to ...
Bitcoin-focused hedge funds are starting to feel the pain, battered by a steady downside trend on the cryptocurrency markets. The digital coin No.
Bitcoin Foundation Challenges “French BitLicense” Proposed in PACTE Bill
On September 23, 2018, the Bitcoin Foundation sent a letter to the French Parliament asking that they reject a new crypto asset amendment being ...
Ripple Grapples With Its $21 Billion 'Gorilla': Crypto Asset Adoption
Ripple's "800-pound gorilla" in the room is whether financial institutions will actually use cryptocurrencies in cross-border payments.
Ubisoft Backs New Blockchain Group to Spur Adoption in Gaming
Gaming giant Ubisoft has become an inaugural member of the new Blockchain Game Alliance, which aims to develop common standards for the technology.
Passware: The First to Recover Bitcoin Wallet Passwords
Bitcoin is the first and number one ranked decentralized peer-to-peer digital payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Consolidation at Bullish Channel Bottom
Bitcoin has recently formed lower highs and higher lows inside a symmetrical triangle on its 1-hour time frame. Price is testing the very bottom of this ...
The Daily: Bitcoin Burns Critics, Bill Clinton Does Blockchain
As we recently reported, Bitcoin is facing a flurry of shameless 10-year anniversary cash-ins. While its official birthday is penciled in as January 3rd, ...
Bitmain Is Going Public, But What Type of Investment Is It Anyway?
The difference with Bitmain going public is the investor exposure to cryptocurrencies. And that's where things get complicated...
Ubisoft Joins Blockchain Game Alliance as Publishers Anticipate Death of the Video Game Console

The video game console is dying, and AAA game publisher Ubisoft wants to help craft the standards that guide the development of one of the technologies that may one day replace it: blockchain. Ubisoft Joins Blockchain Game Alliance Toward that end, the French gaming giant has signed on as a founding member of the Blockchain

Gemini Exchange Hopes to Appeal to Institutional Cash with Asset Insurance

The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange platform has managed to secure insurance for its customers’ cryptocurrency holdings. The development should help the firm avoid the kind of hacks that have occurred against some of the industry’s other big names in recent years. Gemini Ramps Up Security Measures for Crypto Custody The news of Gemini’s new digital assets...

TiberiusCoin – The Real Threat to Volatility and Inflation

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CINDX Closes Soft Cap by Securing $2,5 Million Investment Deal

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Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Towards Breakdown Action

Bitcoin on Wednesday depreciated more than 3.5 percent from its yesterday’s high near $6,659. The BTC/USD has been under a bearish impression since September 28 but has found strong support near 6500-fiat. The downtrend today also tested the level, broke below it only to see an influx of long positions around it. The minor upside

Bitcoin Investment Trust Shares Down 80 Percent, Investors Cite Low Prices, High Fees
The “lone” Bitcoin (BTC) investment trust in the U.S., Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), has seen its net asset value hit the lowest point since ...
Report: How Bots on Crypto Exchanges are Manipulating the Price of Bitcoin

As the office of New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood said in September, bots on large-scale crypto ecxhanges have been manipulating the price of Bitcoin for many years. The report released by Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood read: “When any venue tolerates manipulative or abusive conduct, the integrity of the entire market is at...

Bitcoin price: 'Bitcoin is here to stay' says Donald Trump appointee on fitter of crypto
Donald Trump appointee J. Christopher Giancarlo made this bullish assurance in a wide-ranging interview which also offered a forecast as to when ...
Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Turns South Towards $500
Bitcoin cash price failed near key resistances against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is heading south and there could be more losses towards the $500 ...
Crypto Bull Mike Novogratz Trims Short-Term Bitcoin Price Forecast [Again]
One of the cryptocurrency market's biggest bulls has once again trimmed his optimistic short-term bitcoin price forecast, stating this week that he does ...
TD Ameritrade, Trading Giant Virtu Invest in U.S. Cryptocurrency Exchange

Retail brokerage giant TD Ameritrade and high-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial have invested in a cryptocurrency exchange that seeks to bridge the gap between Wall Street and the burgeoning cryptoasset ecosystem. Futures Market Relaunches as Cryptocurrency Exchange Originally launched as a traditional futures market in 2010, The Wall Street Journal reports that this exchange —

There's a 'chronic lack of demand' for bitcoin, says analyst
Bitcoin, the world's largest virtual currency, broke out of its $6,500 to $6,600 range and a single bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.58% was last going for $6,465.75, ...
Callers pose as DTE Energy employees in Bitcoin-fueled phone scam
At this point, the business owner contacted Bitcoin and immediately transferred $500 to the account provided. He later called Bitcoin back to confirm ...
Are Bitcoin Bots Turning Wild West into Westworld?
In fact, the US Justice Department began an investigation into Bitcoin price manipulation in May, specifically focusing on the practice of spoofing.
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Breakdown Below $6520 Looks Real
Bitcoin price breached key supports around $6,520 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is now at a risk of more losses towards the $6,360 support.
Bitcoin bug exploited to print millions of Pigeoncoins
A recently discovered severe bug in Bitcoin's code has been exploited to create coins of a lesser-known cryptocurrency raising fears that others could ...
Bitcoin price latest: Could Amazon and Microsoft boost bitcoin's price?
The blockchain industry could eventually be worth $7 billion, based on calculations that two percent of corporate servers would run the technology at a ...
Bitcoin investment trust under pressure
INTERNATIONAL – Bitcoin's lone US investment trust is feeling the burn as investors reconsider hefty fund fees and its underlying cryptocurrency fails ...
French Football Club Paris Saint-Germain to Issue Own Digital Currency

One of France’s most celebrated football teams has announced that they will be launching their own digital asset. The token will give holders various perks including voting rights on some of decisions made by the club. Paris Saint-Germain Become the Latest Professional Sports Club to Enter the Crypto Space The bear market of 2018 might...

Big Institutional Investors are Buying Large Amounts of Bitcoin in OTC Market

Bobby Cho, the global head of trading at Cumberland, a Chicago-based cryptocurrency trading company, has stated that a growing number of high net-worth individuals and institutional investors are accumulating Bitcoin (BTC) through the over-the-counter (OTC) market. While some cryptocurrency market data providers estimate the daily trading volume of Bitcoin to be around $4 billion, according...

Blow To Bitcoin As US Investment Trust Tanks
Bitcoin has been struggling in 2018, losing more than 60% of its value so far this year after 2017's massive bull run, and the only bitcoin investment ...
$8 Billion Coinbase Now Has More Users Than 21 Million Bitcoins
US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase now has more users than the total supply of Bitcoin, new data reveals.
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Line in the Sand for Buyers?
Reports that the only bitcoin investment trust has been in the red likely led to weaker sentiment among investors. After all, Grayscale Bitcoin Investment ...
Bitcoin Drops below $6500, Altcoins Plunge as Price Manipulation News Hit the Market
Bitcoin slid down below $6,500, hitting $6,430 at one point while the majority of the crypto market registers red. Meanwhile, WSJ reported that crypto ...
FlipNpik Launches ICO and Announces Listing on KEX Exchange

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Bitcoin Reliability to Improve through Child Pays for Parent, Says Coinbase
Sending and receiving cryptos such as Bitcoin today is increasingly becoming difficult. As transaction fees remain unstable and volatile, it does take a ...
How Institutional Investors Might Be Accumulating Bitcoin (BTC)
Perhaps what many of these institutional investors are doing, is buying or placing buy orders for Bitcoin when the rest of the unseasoned individual ...
Analysts: Bitcoin (BTC) Volatility Hits 12-Week Low, ETF Approval To Send Crypto Flying
But it wasn't the move that many optimists were waiting for, as Bitcoin (BTC) tumbled under the $6,500 price level after days of holding above the ...
Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Petro Appears to Be a ‘Blatant’ Copy of Dash

Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro (PTR) appears to be a “blatant” copy of Dash, as it has the same mining algorithm, similar features, and a part of its whitepaper appears to have been lifted from that of the privacy-centric cryptocurrency. As first pointed out by Ethereum developer Joey Zhou on Twitter, the oil-backed cryptocurrency’s whitepaper has on

Will Bitcoin Rally To $20000 Before the End Of 2018?
Looking back at 2017, Bitcoin investors enjoyed a huge rally to the upside, towards the end of the year. It all started after a brief period of consolidation ...
Bitcoin's Proof-of-Work Can Be Made More Efficient, IBM Research Claims
Scientists from IBM Research claim they've found a way to reshape blockchain architectures for energy-constrained internet of things devices.
Buy Coke Instantly With Bitcoin: Vending Machine Uses Lightning Network
One major hurdle to Bitcoin's mass adoption as a payment system is its usability — or lack thereof — for instant micropayments. A Spanish hardware ...
Are The Odds Against Bitcoin (BTC)?
Are the odds against Bitcoin (BTC)? In the short term, yes, the odds are against Bitcoin (BTC). The above daily chart for BTC/USD shows Bitcoin (BTC) ...
Hacker Zaps Coca-Cola VM to Accept Bitcoin via Lightning Network

A Brazillian computer programmer built a Coca-Cola vending machine that accepts bitcoin payments over the Lightning Network (LN). Bitcoin-Powered Coke Vending Machine Ricardo Reis described his feat in a Medium post on Oct. 2, in which he also mentioned the accessories that were employed to create the bitcoin-enabled Coke portal. In addition to applied programming techniques

Novogratz Turns Bearish on Bitcoin Short-Term, Won't Break $9000 Before 2019
Novogratz said that Bitcoin had bottomed in September, but despite believing so, Novogratz doesn't expect Bitcoin to break $10,000 until the second ...
First in Cryptocurrency History: 9 Top Exchanges Listing Alibabacoin at the Same Time

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IBM Wins Patent for Blockchain-Based Network Security System
A newly published IBM patent proposes bolstering network security by monitoring potential network intrusions on a blockchain.
Institutional Investors Biggest Buyers of Cryptocurrency worth over $100,000: Report

After months of speculation, institutional investors have finally stepped into the cryptocurrency market by becoming the biggest buyers through over-the-counter (OTC) transactions. According to a report by Bloomberg, these investors have bought over $100,000 cryptocurrencies via private sales. Bobby Cho, global head of trading at Cumberland, a division of crypto company DRW Holdings LLC, said that

Ethereum price: Ethereum vs bitcoin - What is the difference between the tokens?
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $6443.20, while Ethereum (ETH) is priced at $219.54, according to www.coindesk.com. The ETH price has ...
XRP is ‘Very Clearly Decentralized’: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse

When Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman gave his opinion this summer that ether — the native asset of the Ethereum platform — was not a security under federal law, he listed among his justifications the fact that, although ether was originally distributed through a token sale, it has

Bitcoin is Still at an Early Stage: If You Hold 0.28 BTC, You're Part of the 1%
Due to the fixed supply of Bitcoin, former Google Product Director Steve Lee stated that only 1 percent of the world's population can own more than ...
With Rambling Clinton Keynote, Ripple Is Sending a Clear Message
It wasn't about what Clinton had to say. It was about putting Clinton on the stage.
From Pizza To Lambos: Charting Bitcoin's First Decade
But it wasn't until May 2010, when software developer Laszlo Hanyecz swapped 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas, that the virtual currency became a ...
Google Bans Obfuscated Chrome Extensions to Cryptojackers’ Woe

Technology behemoth Google announced it will be taking crucial steps to ban any browser extensions that could potentially be targeting internet users’ digital assets. According to a recent press release, the company announced some of their upcoming plans to provide Chrome user’s with even more privacy and security when adding extensions to their browsers. And,

Bitcoin Could Be Killed By The Banks That Created It -- Here's Why
Bitcoin is only 10 years old but the financial, technological, and economic phenomenon it has become could be almost over already, according to a ...
Abra Is Launching a Crypto Token Tied to an Investment Fund
Crypto wallet Abra is launching a token to let investors get involved with multiple cryptocurrencies at once.
Top Wall Street Advisor Enters Bitcoin Space, Says A Bitcoin ETF is Inevitable
Ric Edelman one of Wall Street veteran earlier today announced his entry in bitcoin. He will serve as an investor and advisor to New Bitwise asset ...
Crypto Assets on Winklevoss Gemini Exchange Are Now Insured
Crypto exchange Gemini announced Wednesday it had gained insurance for all of its custodied digital assets.
Decline in Bitcoin Searches is Positive Sign For Cryptocurrency Industry
Despite the endless cries of “decentralization” and a constant stream of articles claiming that bitcoin is going to reach a million dollars any day now, ...
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price ...
Bitcoin has broken down of both moving averages and the small trendline support. This shows that the sellers have the upper hand in the short-term.
Bill Clinton Calls For Supportive Blockchain Regulation as Brad Garlinghouse Thrash Bitcoin
While talking to Cheddar, the CEO of Ripple said Bitcoin was 1000 times slower and expensive than XRP. But rather than concentrating all efforts on ...
Bitcoin posts September LOSSES as cryptocurrency trades in narrowest range since July 2017
The combination of low volatility and low trading range is a key indicator that Bitcoin's price could be significantly affected in either a bullish or bearish ...
ShapeShift CEO Rebuts WSJ's Bitcoin Bash — Crypto Community In Turmoil
As per a previous Ethereum World News article, the cryptocurrency community fell under fire on Friday, as two reporters and journalists from the Wall ...
Israel's Securities Watchdog Builds Blockchain Into Its Messaging Tool
Israel's securities regulator has launched a blockchain-based messaging system in a bid to improve security and fight fraud.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin: Tight Ranges May Spark Volatility | Webinar
The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, and de-facto crypto benchmark, Bitcoin remains stuck under a multi-month downtrend and above ...
Bitcoin won't top $9000 by year's end, Novogratz says
Former Fortress hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz doesn't see much chance of bitcoin breaking out of its current slump. "I don't think it breaks ...
Binance Invests $2.5 Million in Blockchain-Based Travel Startup

Binance had to move its headquarters from China to Japan in the wake of the PBoC’s crackdown against local cryptocurrency firms. But that didn’t discourage it from becoming the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange. The company is now making waves in Australia as it invests USD$2.5 million into a local blockchain startup. A report from Business Insider confirmed...

BitTorrent's Creator Wants to Build a Better Bitcoin
On the technical side, the Chia cryptocurrency is the result of Cohen looking hard at the guts of Bitcoin and trying to design substitutes that are less ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – October 3
After days of fluctuations above the $6,500 price level, the price of Bitcoin has succumbed to the bearish pressure. The failure of the bulls to break the ...
trueDigital to List First Margined, Physically-Delivered Bitcoin Swaps
NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- trueDigital will launch the first margined, physically-delivered Bitcoin swap contracts, enabling institutional ...
Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 Is Released: Here's What's New
Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.17.0, the 17th generation of Bitcoin's original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost ...
British Masters Golf Tournament Signs On Crypto Startup Sponsor
Crypto startup LIFElabs is now an official sponsor of the British Masters, the company announced Wednesday.
Coinbase Rolls Out System to Free Up Stuck Bitcoin Payments
Crypto exchange Coinbase has deployed a system aimed to automatically reduce delays in bitcoin payments arising from transaction fee volatility.
US Bitcoin Investment Trust Drops to Lowest Levels in a Year

The only U.S. Bitcoin investment trust, GBTC, has dropped to its lowest levels of the year — down 10% last week alone. Bitcoin’s current price certainly has an effect, but these levels are more-so a response to a combination of other factors: high fees associated with the fund, investor attraction from GBTC competitors, and regulatory...

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