4 October 2018

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Alibaba Seeks Patent for Blockchain that Allows ‘Administrator Intervention’

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has applied to patent a blockchain system that allows a third-party administrator to execute “special transactions” such as halting a smart contract or freezing an account linked to illegal activity. According to documents made public on Thursday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the Hangzhou-based firm submitted the application

Charitable Organisations Increasingly Receiving Donations in Cryptocurrency

Charities are increasingly accepting of cryptocurrencies as donations. This potentially exposes them to the same level of risks and rewards as those investing in the space. Charities Take Cryptocurrency Risk Giving Wealthy Donors Tax Breaks Thanks to nuances in U.S. tax legislation, many individuals that have been newly enriched by cryptocurrency are favouring making donations...

Melonport Co-Founder Joins the Decentralized Crypto Exchange Race
Melonport co-founder Reto Trinkler is joining an increasingly crowded field with the launch of Agora Trade, a decentralized crypto exchange.
Bitcoin Price Prediction just got Chopped by Experts, Are we even Hitting 10k?
Bitcoin Price prediction for this year is taking a hit as experts scrap them down. Is BTC even going to hit $10,000 by this year-end and what about this ...
EU Markets Regulator Budgets €1.1 Million to Monitor Cryptos, Fintech
The EU's financial markets watchdog is setting aside over €1 million in order to monitor cryptocurrencies and other fintech activities in 2019.
Bitcoin [BTC] will cross $10000 mark next year, says Michael Novogratz
Michael Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital, opined that it was almost impossible for Bitcoin [BTC] to break the $9,000-mark this year. Speaking on ...
Why Is Bitcoin so Boring?
Whether you've made a small fortune or lost it, Bitcoin has certainly been a wild ride. Superlatives normally denote some interest if nothing else, but ...
Bitcoin Sees Biggest Trade Volume in Venezuela as Dash Branded 'Snake Oil'
Bitcoin trading volumes in stricken Venezuela spiked again last week as one local commentator called claims Dash is making inroads in the country ...
Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD is Facing Uphill Task
Bitcoin cash price found support near $500 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is correcting higher, but it could face sellers near the $530-535 zone.
A $30 Million Manhattan Condo Was Just Tokenized on Public Ethereum Blockchain

Manhattan’s first major asset to be tokenized on the blockchain is a luxury condo recently valued at $30 million. The East Village building contains 12 condos, each with 1700 square feet of space and each now tokenized on the Ethereum blockchain. The real estate property is now represented with a sum of tokens available for

Ripple (XRP) Might Decouple From Bitcoin (BTC)
In the past, there have been debates regarding how Ripple (XRP) might decouple from Bitcoin (BTC)'s dominance. It only makes sense because the ...
Bitcoin Price Must Clear $6,800 for Range Breakout
Bitcoin's prolonged period of consolidation could end with an upside break if prices clear key resistance at $6,800.
Tether Collapse Could Bring Bitcoin Black Friday
While it's true that Tether operates on Omni chain, which is built on top of the Bitcoin (BTC-USD)(COIN)(OTCQX:GBTC) blockchain, that does not mean ...
Angel Crypto Investments

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Fundstrat Survey: 54% of Institutional Players Think Bitcoin Price Has Already 'Bottomed'
Institutions appear to be more bullish on Bitcoin (BTC) than the members of the crypto community on Twitter, according to a recent survey by Fundstrat ...
Bitcoin Daily: TD Ameritrade Backs ErisX; Crypto Hackers Mint 235M Fake Pigeoncoins
Hackers have minted 235 million fake tokens of the digital Pigeoncoin currency by taking advantage of a bitcoin bug, The Next Web reported.
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Ready for a Long-Term Breakout?
Stochastic is also heading south so bitcoin price might follow suit, aiming for around $4,000 in losses. RSI, on the other hand, is moving sideways on ...
Will Bitcoin's (BTC) Price Increase During the Bitfinex Scheduled Maintenance?
In a tweet not more than 30 minutes old, popular cryptocurrency exchange of Bitfinex has announced the exact time of the infrastructure maintenance ...
Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Rises but Triangle Trap Remains

Bitcoin on Thursday appreciated more than 2 percent against the US Dollar amidst an overall crypto market recovery. BTC/USD yesterday was hinting a bearish breakdown action while correcting weakly from its previous low. Nevertheless, the upside momentum picked during the end of the yesterday’s US session, which continued to impress in today’s trading hours. BTC/USD

Another US Indictment Links Bitcoin to Covert Russian Intelligence Activity
A newly-published indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice charges seven alleged Russian intelligence agents with using cryptocurrencies as ...
Bitcoin Fraudsters Impersonated US Regulators, Forged CFTC Documents
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed charges against two cryptocurrency fraudsters who impersonated U.S. regulators and ...
US Customs Official Claims Crypto Conversions Can Be Traced
U.S. immigration official Matthew Allen said his division can find criminals using cryptocurrencies when they convert from fiat.
Bitcoin ATMs Spring up Across Utah… ish
The latest US state to see an influx of bitcoin automatic teller machines (or BTMs) is Utah. According to Salt Lake City media outlet, KSL, they “are ...
SegWit Now Comprises 50 Percent Of Bitcoin Transactions
The proportion of Bitcoin payments sent using Segregated Witness (SegWit) experienced a sudden spike on October 4, rising to over 50 percent for ...
Bitcoin Scam Ads are Destroying Lives, Says Money Expert Suing Facebook
People who have lost their entire savings to fraudulent bitcoin investment schemes advertised on Facebook are turning suicidal, Martin Lewis says.
A Multi-Million Dollar Bet Ethereum's Proof-of-Stake Isn't Coming Soon
One of the top crypto ASIC chip makers is betting big ethereum's biggest plans might not come to pass.
Expert: Banks are Enthusiastic Towards Crypto, Waiting for Regulators to Invest

According to Rebecca Harding, a financial journalist and the acclaimed author of “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of policy and economics,” major financial institutions are waiting to invest in the crypto market. Harding, who operates as the CEO of Coriolis Technologies, a trade technology company that provides services to major banks and corporations

Bitcoin Won't Break $9000 This Year, Galaxy Digital's Novogratz Says
Mike Novogratz, CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, has again corrected his Bitcoin (BTC) price forecast.
Over 1500 Bitcoin ATMs to Be Deployed in Argentina in Response to Rampant Inflation
According to representatives from Athena Bitcoin and Odyssey Group, by the end of 2018 Argentina will be host to 30 Bitcoin ATMs. That number will ...
Bitcoin was used to fund Russia's cyberattacks, Justice Department says
The Justice Department indictment against seven Russian military officers for a series of alleged cyber attacks unveiled Thursday contained another ...
Abra Joins in Crypto’s Hottest Product Trend, Launches Index Token

As cryptocurrency companies seek alternative methods to bring new money into the market, a new trend in crypto products has emerged: cryptocurrency index funds. Popular mobile Bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet Abra has become the latest to hop on the bandwagon, and has announced a new crypto token weighted by the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market...

Public Sale of Venezuela’s State Crypto Petro to Commence on November 5

With the Petro now officially launched, the public sale of the state-backed cryptocurrency will begin early next month. In a televised address on October 1 during Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro announced that the public sale of the Petro will kick off on November 5. Though he did not list names, Maduro also indicated that the

'Nothing Is Decentralized': Crypto Springs Confronts Tech's Shortcomings
The tone distinguishing Crypto Springs from the plethora of blockchain conferences was an acute focus on uncomfortable and open-ended questions.
Aid groups now using the same data technology as bitcoin
The data technology that underpins virtual currencies like bitcoin is now also used to deliver aid more efficiently by lowering the risk of bribes and ...
How Bitcoin And Crypto Traders Can Turn Losses Into Tax Savings
Bitcoin and other cryptos have seen a dramatic fallout in value throughout 2018. While this is bad news for a lot of traders, it pays to understand that ...
Prominent Investor: The SEC's Approval Of a Bitcoin ETF Will Change Everything
Ric Edelman, who wasn't afraid to cheer Bitcoin on from the sidelines in the past, cleared his schedule to sit down with CNBC's “Fast Money” panel to ...
Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH Tops Performance despite Losses
Even with lower lows in the last day, Bitcoin Cash is a top performer in the last week. Despite losses, BCH could benefit from strong volumes backing ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Another Bullish Breakout Attempt?
Bitcoin is trading higher inside an ascending channel on the 1-hour chart, and support that coincided with the bottom of a long-term triangle held once ...
Multicoin Leads $10 Million SAFT Sale for Ethereum Scaling Startup Skale
Skale Labs has raised $10 million to launch a layer 2-focused scalable blockchain for ethereum dapps.
SBI Ripple Asia's MoneyTap App Has Launched in Japan
MoneyTap, a blockchain money transfer app built by SBI Holdings and Ripple, has just gone live in Japan.
Korean Crypto Giant Bithumb is Launching a Decentralized Exchange

Perhaps inspired by the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance to launch a decentralized exchange (DEX) by 2019, Bithumb, a major digital asset trading platform in South Korea, has announced its plans to operate a DEX in the months to come. Bithumb DEX, which is expected to target the global cryptocurrency market, will be launched under

'It could get really bad' - Bitcoin expert warns of IMMINENT DROP in cryptocurrency price
A key volatility indicator - which shows the extent of bitcoin's price range - hit its lowest level in 21 months in September, meaning BTC's value could ...
Bitcoin Price Watch: Close Above $6600 Could Lift Market Sentiment
Bitcoin price bounced back from the $6,400 support against the US Dollar. BTC/USD buyers need to gain strength above $6,600 for further upsides.
Ether's Two-Week Price Uptrend Looks Set to Continue
Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has staved off a bearish move and may be looking at further gains.
Aid groups now using the same data technology as bitcoin
LONDON (AP) — In the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, Amar Al-Eid heads toward the checkout of the food distribution store carrying supplies for his ...
Announcing GoChain’s Private Deployment Offering on Microsoft Azure

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Testing for Ethereum's Upcoming Hard Fork Is Being Delayed
Ethereum core developers announced a delay in plans to launch Constantinople, ethereum's upcoming system-wide upgrade, on the test network.
Over 1,600 Bitcoin ATMs Scheduled for Argentina as BTC Outperforms the Peso
Athena Bitcoin is planning to roll out 30 Bitcoin ATMs in Argentina by the end of 2018. Odyssey Group, another US-based Bitcoin ATM manufacturer, is planning to install roughly 150 Bitcoin ATMs by the end of the year and up to 1,600 by the end of next year, as South American countries continue to adopt […]
TelegramPromo Is an Alternative Way of ICO Marketing

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Bitcoin Price Continues Sideways Stroll…How Much Longer?
Hopefully, with the assistance of some professional traders, we might find some reassurance, as the volume is expected to come into Bitcoin in the ...
Bitcoin Startup Acinq Raises $1.7 Million to Double Down on Lightning
A new funding round shows that lightning technology isn't just a big hit with bitcoin developers - investors are getting interested, too.
Bitcoin Price Regains $6600 as Volatility Hits New Yearly Low
Bitcoin's price swung higher on Thursday, though upside momentum appears to be limited by weak underlying momentum. That being said, a key ...
Bitcoin on the rise; Gemini obtains insurance for its digital assets
Cryptocurrency prices drifted higher Thursday, attempting to regain Wednesday's losses that took bitcoin, the world's largest digital currency, to a ...
Goldjob Has Presented Passive Cryptocurrency Earnings Platform

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Institutions More Bullish on Bitcoin than Retail Investors: Fundstrat
There's a general perception that retail investors are susceptible to rosy-eyed forecasts about the future of bitcoin, while institutions are more ...
Overstock's Medici Ventures Invests in Wine-Tracking Blockchain Startup
Medici Ventures, the blockchain accelerator arm of Overstock.com, has made a seven-figure investment in wine-tracking startup VinX.
Wall Street thinks cryptocurrencies have bottomed but Twitter users doubt it, survey shows
Wall Street institutions and Twitter users are split on bitcoin. But institutions, usually the more cautious ones, are more optimistic when it comes to ...
Bitcoin price analysis: BTC/USD stopped short of $6600, rangebound trading ahead
One Bitcoin goes for $6,566 at the time of writing, gaining 1.5% since the beginning of Thursday. The largest digital coin has been growing strongly ...
Time Magazine Puts Blockchain Startup in ’50 Most Genius Companies’ List

Bitland, one of the first startups to use blockchain technology to create a land registry, has been named to Time Magazine’s “50 Most Genius Companies” list. Time asked its global network of correspondents to nominate businesses that are inventing the future, then evaluated candidates on originality, influence, success, and ambition. The companies are listed in alphabetical order.

Bitcoin Wallet Identifier Discovered in Fortnite Season 6 Hacks
Malwarebytes Labs recently discovered malware in one of the many Fortnite game hacks that enumerate victims' Bitcoin wallets. The California-based ...
Vote Buying Scandal Stokes Fears of EOS Governance Failure
The world's fifth-largest crypto is being rocked by allegations the process by which its transaction history is determined is vulnerable to collusion.
Crypto Scammers Stealing Bitcoin Through Fortnite
In these new batch of fresh scams, the scammers seem to be after Fortnite players data and their Bitcoin. An investigation was conducted by the ...
Numerai Opens Crypto-Powered Stock Betting Market to the Public
Numerai's decentralized Erasure marketplace has publicly launched, targeting hedge funds with its stock market predictions.
Got $5 Million in Bitcoin or Ethereum? Trophy Property in French Alps Up for Sale, Crypto Accepted
Property owners with lavish spreads continue to open their doors to crypto payments. A French chalet is up for sale for $4.95 million in USD, Bitcoin or Ethereum. The owner will consider other cryptocurrencies as well. With panoramic views of Mont Blanc, the 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom French Alps chalet is located minutes from the town center […]
Bitcoin [BTC] price shot up after BTC shorts tanked; Bitfinex announces maintenance
Recently, Bitfinex, one of the world's leading digital asset platform announced that they will be undergoing infrastructure maintenance on 4th October ...
Wall Street is calling a bottom in bitcoin, Fundstrat's Tom Lee says
After Bitcoin's nearly 70 percent drop from its peak, Wall Street's major institutions are calling a bottom for the crypto, according to Fundstrat's Tom Lee.
Bitcoin-Stealing Malware Targets Fortnite Gamers
The release of season six for the popular Fortnite video game has inspired the development of bitcoin-stealing malware disguised as game cheating ...
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD bulls looking for another go at $7000 and beyond
Bitcoin price was seen up over 1.5% in the latter stages of trading on Thursday. BTC/USD via the 4-hour chart, moving within a descending wedge ...
Analyst Says Bitcoin Severely Lacks Demand, $30 Billion Brokerage Disagrees
Since August 6, for nearly two months, Bitcoin has remained in the $6,500 to $6,800 range, temporarily testing the $6,800 resistance level on two ...
Bitcoin Lingers
With bitcoin down over 66% from its highs earlier in the year, it may sound pretty unbelievable, but the standard bearer of the cryptocurrency space is ...
Bitcoin price latest: Will bitcoin break $9000 this year? How much does bitcoin cost?
Bitcoin has already fallen more than 53 percent in 2018 and is worth £5,064.67 ($6,571.52), according to CoinDesk at 9.22am BST. Ex-hedge fund ...
High Bitcoin [BTC] transaction confirmation time, Coinbase reveals a solution
Learn how our engineering team is using a technique called Child Pays for Parent to improve the reliability of #Bitcoin transactions for our customers.
U-Turn: Novogratz Calls For Bitcoin (BTC) At $9000 In 2019, Not 2018
Keeping this in mind, he said that $10,000 was within the realm of possibility for Bitcoin by the end of the year. He continued touting his $10,000 call ...
Russian government hackers mined bitcoin to fund attacks on FIFA, anti-doping agencies
People are definitely spending bitcoin, just maybe not the kind of people proponents of cryptocurrency adoption had in mind. A lengthy indictment from ...
Where Are Bitcoin's Swings Headed? A Rundown of Recent Events
It seems that Bitcoin's swings cause a butterfly effect throughout the entire market, but what causes these swings in the first place? Well, here's the ...
BlackBerry Unveils Blockchain Partnership to Support Medical Research
BlackBerry announced Thursday it was working with ONEBIO to support a new blockchain platform aimed at storing and sharing medical research data.
French Bitcoin Startup ACINQ Raises $1.7 Million to Grow the Lightning Network
French bitcoin startup ACINQ has closed $1.7 million in seed funding to aid its development of the tools and services necessary to help the Lightning ...
Why Bitcoin Could Decline Another 85% and Still Be the Next Big Thing (or Not)
See how positioning changes in cryptocurrencies and other markets can help as a tool to determine price direction on the IG Client Sentiment page.
Four victims lose $50K in Bitcoin scam in Braybrook
Police are warning Victorians against a Bitcoin scam which has seen four victims lose $50,000 after being told they owed a tax debt. The victims were ...
Building a Delegation?—?Forging on the Ripaex Network?—?the How, the Why, the When and the Who

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Can The Next Bullish Rally Push Price Above $7000?
Bitcoin has seen a small 1.66% increase in price over the past 24 hours of trading. The cryptocurrency is currently exchanging hands at a price of ...
Bitcoin Price Unexpectedly Rises to $6600, as Market Adds $5 Billion in Hours
Within the past six hours, the cryptocurrency market has added $5 billion to its valuation as Bitcoin demonstrated an unexpected increase in its price.

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