19 December 2018

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Blythe Masters, Wall Street Veteran, Resigns from Blockchain Startup

Blythe Masters is stepping down as chief executive officer of Digital Asset Holdings LLC after serving nearly four years to the blockchain software firm. The Wall Street Veteran, known for inventing credit default swaps, asserted via Digital Asset’s press release that she was quitting over personal reasons but will remain involved with the firm as

Blow for Bitcoin investors as HMRC rules they cannot class transactions as gambling
Bitcoin investors in the UK have been dealt a blow, after HMRC ruled that they would not be allowed to classify their investment in the cryptocurrency ...
Galaxy Digital's Novogratz Does Not Expect Bitcoin Price to Sink Much More
Mike Novogratz, an ex-Goldman Sachs partner and founder of crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital, said that he does not expect the Bitcoin (BTC) ...
MultiChain Releases 2.0 Beta, Adds SAP and HCL as Partners
Enterprise blockchain framework MultiChain is beefing up its partner list as it starts to roll out the next version of its software.
Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec 19: BTC Explodes, Is This Trend Change?
Bitcoin price traded higher and broke the $3,350 and $3,585 resistance levels against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is likely to climb further towards $3,988 ...
Krungsri Consumer Joins Hands with SIX Network

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It Looks Like Bitcoin Has Found a New Bottom
Bitcoin extended gains for a fifth day on Wednesday, heading for the longest winning streak since September, based on Bitstamp pricing. The increase ...
OKEx Launches No-Expiry Bitcoin Derivative Product
Malta-based OKEx, currently the second largest crypto exchange by 24-hour adjusted volume, has launched a new bitcoin derivative product with no ...
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, EOS, Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price ...
Mark Dow, a former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist who had bet short on Bitcoin in December of last year, has tweeted that he has ...
2018 in 4 Words – ICOs and Ethereum Are Dead

Unless you’re Spencer Bogart, most people would agree that 2018 has been a dismal year for crypto–even if they don’t say it on their Twitter feeds. If you want to sum up the year in four words, you could try using these: ICOs and Ethereum are dead. Forums, Telegram groups, Slack chats, there’s no shortage of

Greek Supreme Court Rules in Support of Extraditing Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Vinnik to France
As previously reported, 39-year old Russian national Vinnik, a.k.a “Mr. Bitcoin,” was first indicted by United States authorities and detained in Greece ...
Interest in Blockchain Jobs Declines as Cryptocurrency Prices Take a Tumble

The prices of cryptocurrencies and the interest in crypto-related jobs are highly correlated. This is the takeaway from data provided to CNBC by AngelList Talent, a recruitment firm focusing on startups. The data demonstrates that as cryptocurrency prices surged last year, the number of crypto-related job openings also swelled. But this year as cryptocurrency prices

Iranians Still Profiting From Bitcoin Mining Despite Market Crash and US Sanctions
Iranians are turning to Bitcoin (BTC) mining due to economic difficulties caused by sanctions by the United States, International affairs think tank ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Still Aiming Higher!
Bitcoin is still gaining traction on its bounce and breakout from a short-term falling wedge pattern. This could put it on track for a major pullback on its ...
Prominent Bitcoin Short Seller Covers: Crypto Bottom Inbound?

The sentiment expressed in the crypto market has undoubtedly begun to shift in recent days. As Bitcoin (BTC) began its double-digit recovery on Monday, a number of prominent analysts began to excitedly exclaim that this asset class has finally shown signs of life. And while some have dubbed this uptick a “relief rally” or “bull...

Bitcoin (BTC) Tops $3800 — Santa Claus Rally Imminent?
Bitcoin (BTC) is up by more than eight percent in the last 24 hours as it tops $3,800 for the first time in almost two weeks. The total market capitalization ...
Southwest Colorado Springs dental office accepting bitcoin currency
Have a sore tooth and some bitcoin currency in your virtual wallet? Dr. Ben Donn, owner of Word of Mouth Family Dentistry, 202 E. Cheyenne ...
90% of Monero Mined Ahead of Tail Emission in 2022, Big Milestone?

Despite being in a bearish cycle this year, privacy coin Monero (XMR) is looking stronger on the demand front on a long-term basis. According to MoneroBlocks.info, an XMR chain explorer, miners have already mined 16,644,199 units against the total supply of 18.4 million XMR. The unearthing is scheduled to continue until May 31, 2022, by when...

Coinbase Sent 5% Of All Bitcoin (BTC), More In $5 Billion “Crypto Migration”
Initially, a majority of commentators cast aside the transactions — which amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), ...
Trader who called bitcoin's 84% decline now predicts this
Bitcoin has had a brutal 2018. The world's largest cryptocurrency by market cap has cratered nearly 84% since its meteoric rise topped out at an ...
Op-Ed: Bitcoin has a big day rising to almost $3700 at one point
Perhaps, Bitcoin has hit bottom and is now in a significant recovery rally. Today, Bitcoin has risen to just short of $3,700 a promising development that ...
BitMax.io Will be the World First Exchange to List CVN Tokens

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Bitcoin price SLUMP: Expert reveals why bitcoin could soon show UPWARD spike
Mr Kelly insisted bitcoin price has “got to get better” and in order to do so, the adoption rate of Americans having invested in the cryptocurrency will ...
UK Tax Agency Publishes Detailed Guidance for Crypto Holders
U.K. tax body HMRC has provided an in-depth explanation of how cryptocurrency users should pay taxes on their holdings.
TrustToken Says It Passed 3 Security Audits With No Bugs Found
TrustToken says its tech has passed three independent security audits, while its stablecoin is now seeing trading volume over $1 billion a month.
Bitcoin Fundamentals Unchanged For Institutionalization, Says Spencer Bogart
Spencer Bogart of Blockchain Capital believes that all of the promises and potentials associated with Bitcoin remain unchanged despite plummeting ...
Bad to Worse for Bitcoin Cash SV: “Satoshi's Vision” Proves Unpopular
It is just over a month since the Bitcoin Cash hard fork that created the Bitcoin Cash SV and Bitcoin Cash ABC implementations and there is a already ...
Vitalik Just Gave $300K in Crypto to Three Ethereum Startups
Vitalik Buterin just donated $300,000 in ether to three ethereum 2.0 startups in response to a Twitter thread.
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Strong Rally Tests Overhanging Resistance
Earlier this week, bitcoin enjoyed a strong and quick rally, spanning all the way from the low $3,100s to the upper $3,900s — in other words, a move ...
Spencer Bogart Targets Bitcoin at $50K, Plots Course for 2019 and Beyond

Unfazed by the crypto bear market, Blockchain Capital partner Spencer Bogart still sees Bitcoin’s rise as inevitable. He expects the digital currency to reach $50,000. He previously predicted Bitcoin would hit $50,000 in 2018, but has since softened his target date to “not sure when.” Despite Bitcoin’s multiple price capitulations, breaking well below resistance levels […]

Bitcoin WARNING: Could Facebook and Amazon cryptocurrency plans TOPPLE bitcoin?
The industry behemoths are both working behind the scenes to develop tokens that could easily overpower bitcoin. Rumours that the online giants ...
Bitcoin SV's Nightmare Could Be Coming True
Bitcoin SV, which last month split from bitcoin cash after a so-called hash war as two developer camps fought for control of the bitcoin fork, is in danger ...
Stratis Full Node Release Enables Blockchain Development with C# and .NET

This is a sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Enterprise blockchain company Stratis has announced the production release of its C# Full Node software. In a blog post published December 12, 2018, Stratis explained that the software’s codebase

Belgian Authorities Add 14 Websites to Cryptocurrency Scam Blacklist

Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has added 14 new websites to its growing list of websites flagged as cryptocurrency investment scam platforms. The number of websites on the list now stands at 113 with the new additions as the regulator continues its ongoing effort to protect Belgian investors from the relatively new and

Scammers are using fake Facebook accounts to trick users out of Bitcoin
Scammers are targeting companies on Facebook, attempt to con followers into sending Bitcoin payments. Targets have included cryptocurrency ...
Stocks Crash, Gold And Bitcoin Surge Higher
This won't be the last time that you read this headline. The stock market is crashing again to start the last trading week before Christmas. The Dow and ...
What's Next for Bitcoin Miners in 2019 Amid Lower Price?
The year-long bear market finally forced many Bitcoin miners to capitulate by either scaling down or shuttering their operations. However, with the ...
Venezuela Isn’t the Crypto Use Case You Want It to Be
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts love to talk about Venezuelan users as an example of bitcoin's subversive potential – but the reality is more complex.
The Herd and the HODLers: Recovering from Crypto’s Two-Year False Start
Cryptocurrency industry observer David Nage thinks we're in the Friendster/Myspace error of blockchain, but that Facebook isn't too far away.
Bitcoin Cash Rises From Near Death With 28% Surge Today
One of the worst performing cryptocurrencies this year has been Bitcoin Cash but in a seemingly miraculous recovery it has surged 28% today alone.
BitTorrent Creator Aims to Kill Bitcoin with the Green Cryptocurrency “Chia”

Known for inventing torrenting (BitTorrent) in the early noughties, Bram Cohen might also end up getting famous for an entirely different thing – solving the electricity wastage problem of bitcoin. Cohen’s newest creation, a cryptocurrency known as Chia which bills itself as ‘green money for a digital world’, is the very antithesis of bitcoin. Unlike

Coinbase Just Moved $5 Billion in Crypto to Prepare for Token Expansion
Crypto exchange startup Coinbase just move a huge chunk of all the cryptocurrency in circulation.
CoinList Launches Hackathon Series to Spur Crypto Product Launches
Under its new "CoinList Build" brand, CoinList will be co-organizing hackathons with protocols that are looking to court developers.
Bitcoin Extends Price Anniversary Rally to Hit $3800 as Altcoins Surge Higher
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — Cryptocurrency markets continue a fresh rally with Bitcoin (BTC) touching $3,800 and leading altcoins to claw back their latest ...
Bitcoin rallies 10%, extending this week's gains after months of crypto carnage
Bitcoin is finally rallying again. After weeks of pain for the world's largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin surged 10 percent to a high of $3,929.10, according to ...
Court: Dark Web Bitcoin Murder-For-Hire Suspect Remains Under GPS Monitoring
A DuPage County, Illinois judge has ruled that a woman charged with paying $10,000 in bitcoin for a Dark Web hitman to have her former lover's wife ...
Bitcoin Price Rejects Doji as US Session Takes Charge, Rises 8%
The Bitcoin/Dollar rate on Wednesday has extended its upside momentum, rising circa 8% on a 24-hour timeframe, according to CoinMarketCap.com.
Dogecoin (DOGE) Third Only To Bitcoin, Ethereum For Active Addresses
Rooke, citing data from Messari's OnChainFX noted that Dogecoin is third only to Bitcoin and Ethereum in terms of daily active addresses, amounting ...
Hong Kong: Purported Bitcoin Millionaire Reportedly Arrested After Making It 'Rain Cash'
A supposed Bitcoin (BTC) millionaire has been arrested in Hong Kong after “making it rain cash” on the streets, local English-language news outlet the ...
The Big Short: Former IMF Economist Finally Closes Year-Old Bitcoin Short
First, bitcoin is volatile. It's annualized volatility is over 100%, implying daily moves up or down of over 6%. Second, bitcoin exchanges are open 24/7, ...
Bitcoin Fans Were Stockpiling Anew as Rout Hit, Chainalysis Says
Bitcoin was showing signs of renewed popularity just before it suffered its worst monthly price drop of the year in November, according to data ...
Coinbase Has Dropped Its Bid to Trademark ‘BUIDL’
Coinbase has withdrawn its trademark application for "BUIDL," a popular term used by some segments of the cryptocurrency community.
Bitcoin In 2019 -- Will It Reach Another High?
Bitcoin was a big disappointment in 2018. For investors on the bullish side of the market that is. After starting the year near an all-time high, the ...
This Is Bitcoin's Future, According to Wall Street's No. 1 Crypto Bull
But it's unclear where his crypto fortune currently stands, because as much as he had won from Bitcoin's early boom, the billionaire's most ambitious ...
Bitcoin Sentiment Strong As Cryptocurrency Climbs 25%
Bitcoin prices have bounced back recently, climbing more than 25% over roughly four days and showing that the sentiment surrounding the ...
Bitcoin [BTC] bubble has popped and we've had a monster correction, says Galaxy Digital's Mike ...
Mike Novogratz of Galaxy Digital Holdings spoke about Bitcoin's rally last year and the current downtrend that it is in on the one-year anniversary of ...
VanEck Exec on Lack of Bitcoin ETF: ‘What f*ing parallel universe is this?’

A digital asset strategist for New York-based veteran investment management firm VanEck is pretty irate that there is still no exchange traded fund for Bitcoin. In response to a tweet by Matt Odell, who was saying how Coinbase is risking its “regulatory moat” by addition of several altcoins over the past weeks, Gabor Gurbacs (image

Bitcoin OTC Trading Volume Soars as Institutions May Be Accumulating
While volume on centralized exchanges is down as a whole, Bitcoin OTC (over-the-counter) markets have seen a surge in buyers leading to a ...
Bitcoin price: A HUGE trader just shorted Bitcoin and it's created crypto SHOCKWAVES
Bitcoin is enjoying its longest positive run since September. BTC has added 20 percent to its price since Friday, dragging much of the crypto market ...
Bitcoin [BTC] is uneconomical for marginal players as the prices decreases, says Bitcoin core ...
Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin Core developer, discussed the mining cost over-riding the price of Bitcoin on the latest episode of Bitcoin brief. He also spoke ...
Bitcoin Halving is 500 Days Away, But What Does It Mean for Price Now?
Bitcoin halving is 500 days away, which means the impact of a block reward cut will begin to have an impact in the not too distant future.
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Up 9 Percent, Bulls Aim at $4500
After a damaging fall from Dec 2017 peaks, Bitcoin bulls are well positioned to recover and print above Nov 2018 highs all because of changing ...
Bitcoin And Ethereum Daily Price Forecast – Santa Rally Gives Legacy Crypto's Significant Bullish ...
Most assets are showing strong double-digit gains while the king of them all, Bitcoin has zoomed past $3,800. This is the most significant rise after ...
Watch Lambos Battle for Crypto in This ‘War Riders’ Gameplay Trailer
Cartified's new game lets feuding vehicles duke it out for ERC-20 tokens. And you can watch a preview here.
Bitcoin Price Analysis: One More Minor High Before Further Downside Expected
The biggest gainers are in double digits like Bitcoin Cash with an increase of 29.66% but the biggest of them all is MonaCoin with an increase of ...
PlasmaPay Cryptocurrency Platform Review: More Than Just a Wallet

This is a sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. PlasmaPay is an innovative multifunctional crypto wallet, built on the basis of the cross-border fintech platform PlasmaBank and seeking to answer the needs of those looking for security, anonymity,

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Coincheck that Lost $500M to Receive Full Licensing By End of Year
Readers may recall the January hack that cost Coincheck over $500 million. The largest theft in cryptocurrency history, the hack saw the exploitation of ...
Quinone CEO Backs Bitcoin to Reach New All-Time High by 2019

It’s no secret the crypto industry is not particularly at its most profitable moment. However, despite the dire state in which the crypto market has found itself, there are certain people who believe things will turn around in a big way — a new all-time high, even. Among these is Mike Kayamori, CEO of Quinone,

Bitcoin - Hold On - The Ride's Just Starting Part 2
Bitcoin has hit the Buy Zone! Don't get caught up in the fundamentals of digital currencies, it's just a trade. 4 steps to huge returns, but keep exposure ...
Bitcoin Surges 18% in 3 Days as it Nears $3800: What's Next For the Market?
Since December 17, within less than three days, the Bitcoin price has surged from $3,181 to $3,776 against the U.S. dollar, by more than 18 percent.
Bitcoin Price Recovers Above $3.7K as Novogratz Predicts No Further Losses
Cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz repeated his faith in the Bitcoin price December 18, forecasting no further big ...
Exclusive: TrueUSD Partners with Nexo to Provide Holders With Instant Loans on Cryptocurrency

In all the huff and shuffle surrounding the several recent stablecoin offerings, even the most dutiful reader might have overlooked TrueUSD (TUSD). However, December has turned out to be an eventful month for the stablecoin, as they today announced that they are the first which has successfully passed three separate security audits. This means that

Bitcoin Exchange HBUS Continues Comedic Billboard Campaign
HBUS, the exclusive US partner of massive Asian exchange Huobi, continued its funny billboard campaign this week with a new installment. The new ...
ASX Reaffirms 2021 Blockchain Rollout Date After Blythe Masters Steps Down
The Australian Securities Exchange will continue to work on its DLT-based settlement system despite the departure of of Blythe Masters, the former CEO of its partner Digital Asset.
Bull Reversal: Bitcoin Climbs Key Price Hurdle to Target $4K
Bitcoin's price crossed key resistance yesterday, boosting the prospects of a stronger rally above $4,000.
Take 2: News Startup Civil Announces Rebooted Token Sale for February
After a failed token sale in October, ConsenSys startup Civil is launching an offering in February that incorporates lessons learned.
Bitcoin Surges Above $3800 As Market Rally Continues
Following yesterday's market surge, Bitcoin has continued to climb and is now looking to target $4,000 as its next point of resistance. Bitcoin's bullish ...
Veteran Commodities Trader Offers Bitcoin Price Warning
Peter Brandt correctly predicted that the speculative mania surrounding the Bitcoin price was over back in January and that the asset would lose 80% ...
Bitcoin reached an all-time high last year. Now, you might be digging for coal.
A year ago it seemed Bitcoin could do no wrong. On Dec. 17, 2017, the cryptocurrency hit its all-time-high of $20,000 on industry site CoinDesk's price ...
$120 Million Raised by Waves Platform as Launch of Private Blockchain Nears

Blockchain network Waves Platform has raised US$120 million in a funding round allowing it to roll out Vostok, a private blockchain platform and system integrator that was developed with public institutions and large enterprises in mind. The fundraising round was led by Dolfin, a financial services group based in London, and mostly involved private investors,

Why Square's embrace of bitcoin was 'brilliant'
In November 2017, Square began a test pilot that allowed some users of its peer-to-peer wallet Cash app to buy, sell, and hold bitcoin inside the app.

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