21 December 2018

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Futures contract to pay out in Bitcoin
The first futures contract, launched by the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), that will pay out in cryptocurrency rather than cash is expected to ...
US To Provide Regulatory Clarity On Crypto: Token Recovery In Sight?

According to a report released by Kate Rooney, a markets reporter at CNBC, two congressmen — Warren Davidson and Darren Soto — are preparing a bipartisan bill to exclude crypto from the country’s securities law. The bill, entitled “Token Taxonomy Act,” is set to be introduced to the House in the months to come in

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) go to the stratosphere, and it's not the end
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and its blood brother Bitcoin CV defy gravity today. Both coins are the market leaders gaining 32% and 21% respectively since this ...
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] tops the weekly gainer list with 153% shoot up
The price surge also enabled popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC], XRP and Bitcoin Cash to [BCH] to rise up to the top of the cryptocurrency ...
You May Be Using Bitcoin to Buy Your Pumpkin Spice Latte Sooner Than You Think
You may soon be able to pay for your daily Starbucks fix with Bitcoin—at least if Silicon Valley has its way. Despite cryptocurrencies' fading appeal for ...
Bakkt Bitcoin-Settled Futures Set To Be Approved in Early 2019
Bakkt, a platform for the first-ever Bitcoin-settled futures contract, is expected to be approved by the United States Commodity Futures Trading ...
Bitcoin From Space: Blockstream CSO Explains Its Satellite Services
17, which is being used to broadcast the Bitcoin blockchain to the Asia Pacific region, in addition to existing coverage over Africa, Europe, South and ...
Bitcoin [BTC]'s bounce back is not surprising, says Coinbase COO
Bitcoin [BTCT] seems to have made it on Santa's good list as the cryptocurrency has risen by nearly a $1,000 within a short span. The coin, which had ...
Study: Asia Has More Impact on Bitcoin Price Than America and Europe
With events like SEC approval for Bitcoin ETFs and the introduction of cryptocurrency derivatives, it is easy to imagine the market being driven by news ...
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price ...
Bitcoin Cash has a history of sharp rallies and it was once again validated when it rallied more than 225 percent from a low of $73.5 on Dec. 15 to an ...
Coinbase Expands Trading Platform Across Six Additional European Markets

Coinbase has announced news it has launched its services across six additional European markets as part of an aggressive expansion. The market-leading crypto exchange is planning a more aggressive approach in 2019 by pushing the boundaries in exciting new global markets. The San Francisco-based crypto exchange is expanding its trading platform to new markets in

Ohio’s Bitcoin Tax Payment Plan Is a Gimmicky ‘PR Stunt,’ Say Skeptics

Ohio’s recent decision to allow businesses to pay taxes using bitcoin has fueled criticism that the move is a gimmicky “PR stunt” that’s impractical and unsustainable. Skeptics say bitcoin’s volatile price fluctuations and the lack of mass merchant adoption makes crypto an unsuitable method of payment, the Detroit Free Press reported. “The Ohio announcement is

Chart: The myth of bitcoin as a safe haven was shattered this year
There was an argument made a couple of years ago that bitcoin, with its self-regulating blockchain that is independent from the modern financial ...
Bitcoin WARNING: Is a New Year HEADACHE coming for BTC? – Analysis
Basically, if the engines do not have the power then 'up' very quickly becomes 'down'. Right now, bitcoin is resembling a supersonic jet packing ...
Bitcoin Price Uptrend Exhausts ahead of $4500 Reclaim
Bitcoin price on Friday corrected 5% from its intraday high at $4,172, hinting that the ongoing uptrend is close to exhaustion. The Bitcoin-to-Dollar pair ...
South Korean Bitcoin Exchange Upbit Denies Fraud Allegations as Executives are Formally Charged

South Korea’s top financial regulator has formally filed fraud charges against executives of one of the Asian country’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges. Three senior executives of Upbit including the founder Song Chi-Hyung were charged with making fraudulent transactions between September and December last year by prosecutors in Seoul, according to nocutnews. Specifically, the senior Upbit executives

Small portion of Bonner Bitcoin bill approved for TIF dollars
At that time, the Bonner facility was the largest Bitcoin mining operation in the nation, and they hadn't realized how loud 424 fans would be, he said.
UAE Finalizing ICO and Blockchain Regulations: Mid-2019 Target

The United Arab Emirates regulatory body has approved ICO tokens as securities and a completed framework will be available in the small middle eastern country in the middle of next year, according to a report in local news outlet TheNational.ae. Not only has the Securities and Commodities Authority committed to having a full regulatory framework

Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec 21: BTC Uptrend Intact, Can Buyers Hold This?
Bitcoin price gained traction and broke the $4,000 and $4,080 resistances recently against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently consolidating and it ...
Bitcoin price RISES: BTC breaks $4000 - Is Bitcoin rebounding?
Bitcoin soared by 26 percent to $4,057 on Friday from $3,210 last Thursday, according to CoinMarketCap. The cryptocurrency's recent rally comes ...
How Much Steam Is Left In The Christmas Crypto Rally?

Many had predicted a year end Santa rally for Bitcoin and crypto markets. It appears that this has kicked in over the past few days as most cryptos are making daily gains. The big question however is how long will this rally last? Bitcoin Santa Rally Welcomed but Cautioned A gain of 25% in less...

Wealth Managers Are Buying Bitcoin and Crypto, but Won’t Advise Clients to Do the Same, Says Retail Brokerage CEO

Prash Puspanathan, CEO and founder of Caleb and Brown, one of Australia’s largest retail cryptocurrency brokerage firms by trading volume and number of clients, says dozens of financial advisors are using his service to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency – while they offer no such advice to their clients. In an interview […]

After Bitcoin Rallies 18%, Industry Insiders Weigh in on a Bull Run and Crypto’s Next Turn

Cryptocurrency investors can take a cautious sigh of relief after the crypto market valuation gained nearly $33 billion dollars in just three days, with Bitcoin rising 18% against the US dollar and topping $4,000. According to cryptocurrency trader and economist Alex Krüger, the run-up is a brief respite from the plunging price of Bitcoin and not […]

Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary Hard Fork: myGeNomeCoin Generation

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Understanding Bitcoin in Kenya during the Festive Season
Bitcoin concept was conceived barely a decade ago, and it remains as one of the most misunderstood yet widely known cryptocurrency. Reluctance to ...
Out of 460 Million Bitcoin Addresses only 37% are Economically Relevant, What does that Mean?
The bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystem is far and wide as it's 24/7 global economy. Literally anyone in the world can buy and hold bitcoin in 1 or ...
US Lawmakers Seek Sanctions Against Iran’s Cryptocurrency Efforts
A bill introduced this week in Congress takes a hard line on Iran's efforts to develop its own sovereign cryptocurrency.
Facebook Developing Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers Amidst Another Privacy Scandal

According to sources, Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency that would enable money transfers to be done through its messaging app WhatsApp. As stated in the publication by Bloomberg, the company is working on a stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar to minimize volatility. Unfortunately for Facebook, the wave of exposed privacy breaches and violations that

Grin and Beam: A Tale of Two Coins Being Built on Mimblewimble
Mimblewimble is about to go live – not in one, but in two new cryptocurrency implementations.
VC : Bitcoin Institutional Infrastructure Only Getting Stronger, Look at Yale

Spencer Bogart, a partner at major cryptocurrency venture capital firm Blockchain Capital, said that the institutional sector of Bitcoin is only getting stronger. Although the valuation of the cryptocurrency market has dropped by 85 percent since achieving $816 billion in January, with the involvement of Nasdaq, Fidelity, NYSE, Bakkt, and large financial institution, the venture

Bitcoin Found Solid Bottom at $3K But Not Ready to Break $5K Yet

Since December 17, within four days, the Bitcoin price recovered from $3,181 to $4,073 by 28 percent on most major fiat-to-crypto exchanges. But, on a 30-day basis, the value of the dominant cryptocurrency still remains down about nine percent from $4,400 and still has to surpass resistance levels above the $4,400 mark to confirm a

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Bitcoin Cash Doubles in Three Days
A rare green Friday for crypto markets; Bitcoin Cash and SV are on a charge, Tron and Iota following. It makes a change to see markets in the green on ...
Make The Most of Your Failed Bitcoin Gamble: Sell Now
Almost the only good thing about investing in cryptocurrencies in 2018 was the tax break. These assets have been crushed this year. Bitcoin's price ...
Civil-Backed News Site Stores Full Article on Ethereum Blockchain
Journalist-owned news site Popula has stored an entire U.S. news article on the ethereum blockchain, permanently archiving the story.
Bloomberg: Facebook's Bitcoin rival will be used for WhatsApp money transfers
At the time, we wondered whether Facebook was developing its own Bitcoin rival — a cryptocurrency that could be used inside its own products.
Bitcoin Cash's 180% Bounce Looks Like a Dead Cat
After hitting a year's low of about $3,143, down about 80 percent from January highs, Bitcoin has risen 27 percent this week. Short-sellers are closing ...
Bitcoin [BTC] Futures Contracts get a green signal from the regulatory authorities
Bitcoin Daily Futures contract is reportedly getting a green signal from the authorities which have been a much-awaited Bitcoin Futures that is being ...
Bitcoin price prediction: Bull got tired, but $4000 still defended - Confluence Detector
Bitcoin hovers around $4,000 after a short-lived dip to $3,900 during European hours. The digital coin No.1 has been consolidating gains on Friday ...
EUR/USD Future Outlook Points To A Short Term Pullback For Bitcoin (BTC)
The long term outlook for EUR/USD and Bitcoin (BTC) is the same. If the Euro goes up, Bitcoin goes up and vice versa. Now, as we have seen in the ...
Brazilian Supermarket Chain Starts Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

Oásis Supermercados, a Brazilian supermarket chain located in Rio de Janeiro, has recently started accepting cryptocurrency payments after asking a local exchange for information, and training its employees on how to do it. According to local news outlet Portal do Bitcoin, the chain’s clients in Rio de Janeiro will now be able to pay for

Beat The Taxman On Your Bullish Bitcoin Bet
A year ago, Bitcoin (BTC) was trading at about $17,000. If you bought in then, you are sitting on a big loss. If you believe BTC is a screaming buy, why ...
Bermuda Issues Draft Cryptocurrency Custody Rules

The financial services regulator of Bermuda, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), is inviting comments on a draft Code of Practice for Digital Asset Custody that it has released. The purpose of the code of practice is to offer protection to the public while clarifying the expectations of the authority with regards to digital assets custody.

Miner Maker Ebang Reports ‘Significant’ Profit Drop in New IPO Filing
Crypto miner maker Ebang has refiled its draft IPO prospectus in Hong Kong, indicating a downturn in business in Q3.
The Crypto Winter Wasn’t the Real Story of 2018, and It Won’t Be for 2019 Either
Eric Piscini, CEO of Citizens Reserve and Deloitte's former blockchain lead, outlines the key threads of 2018 and how they signal what's coming for 2019.
Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Cryptocurrency braves the bear wind as prices holds above ...
Popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC], XRP and Ethereum [ETH] all saw surges that held on for a week, with double-digit rises becoming a ...
Executives at Korean Crypto Exchange UPbit Indicted for Fraud
Three executives of UPbit, one of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, have been formally charged by the country’s prosecutors.
Crypto Firms Merge to Build Software for Institutional Investors
In a bid to provide services for institutional investors, investor tools provider Picks & Shovels is merging with crypto accounting startup CoinVantage.
Bitcoin Difficulty Drops Over 7%
Bitcoin's mining difficulty has dropped more than 7 percent over the past 24 hours as the fallout of the prolonged market rout continues. Despite a ...
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Breaks $4000, Trend Overwhelmingly Bullish
Bitcoin price broke the key $4,000 resistance and later corrected lower against the US Dollar. BTC is in an uptrend and dips remain supported near ...
How Bakkt Could Affect the Bitcoin Price Unlike Existing Futures Markets
Bakkt, a Bitcoin futures market operated by ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is close to receiving a green light from ...
Bitcoin price 2019 prediction: Forecasters REVEAL five BTC price scenarios - $0 to $36000
Bitcoin trading is in the green today, with prices at 2pm GMT (UTC) hovering around the £ 3,163.12 ($4,000) price point. At 2.13pm GMT bitcoin ...
HMRC Releases Tax Guidelines on Digital Assets

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the tax agency for the United Kingdom, has released a set of guidelines that are to guide crypto investors on how to make tax payments and how they should see their digital assets. The updated guidelines were drafted to help token holders to meet their taxation obligations by bringing clarity

Bitcoin Rally Shouldn't Excite the Bulls Yet, Trend Still Bearish
The Bitcoin price appears to have bottomed out near the $3,000-level after falling more than 80% this year. The digital currency at press time is trading ...
Bitcoin price RALLY: Expert warns of 'unfinished business' as cryptocurrency bounces back
Bitcoin price hit to $4,026.60 at 08:30 (GMT) on Friday, according to CoinDesk. The cryptocurrency saw its highest value before Christmas when it ...
JPMorgan Has Issued A 'Dramatic' Warning Over Bitcoin Markets
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets are about to end a difficult year that has wiped some 80% from the value of bitcoin and even more from some of its ...
Coinbase President: 2019 Will Be a Great Year For Crypto Institutional Investment

As Bitcoin (BTC) plummeted heading into December, investors thought that the visions of a Santa Claus rally were going to be quashed. Yet, in an unexpected turnaround, the crypto market at large has undergone a reversal, with BTC moving 25% higher in a week’s time. Speaking in the context of this seeming “relief rally,” Coinbase’s president,...

The memes that captured South Korea's 2018, from bitcoin pain to North Korean cold noodles
This year will undoubtedly be remembered in South Korea as the year when its neighbor to the north—and sworn enemy—came in from the cold and ...
Bitcoin review: Blythe Masters resigns... Cypherpunk legend dies
17: Bitcoin — the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — was trading at $3,230. That's down 83.5 percent from the record high of ...
Wall Street Journal Suggests Method for Lowering Bitcoin (BTC) Taxes
Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency, WSJ–While the falling crypto marketplace throughout 2018 has hurt investor wallets, it may provide some relief come ...
What 460 Million Bitcoin Addresses Tell us About the State of Cryptocurrencies
Amid the constant price fluctuations, project updates and news about regulations, it's hard to tell exactly how well the process of bitcoin adoption is ...
Price Watch: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP) and EOS Price Analysis 21st December
Bitcoin price started a solid rebound and broke the $3,760 and $4,000 resistances. BTC/USD remains supported on dips and it could move further ...
‘It’s Not Surprising’ the Market Is Recovering Says Coinbase President Asiff Hirji

Not the Christmas run we expected, but bitcoin has continued to rise, despite a bearish run that saw prices crash from $5,000 to an all-time low of $3,200. Asiff Hirji President of U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase said the current recovery is not surprising and the run should continue into the next year. Speaking with CNBC’s

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Bulls Keep Buying on Dips
Bitcoin continues to trend higher as it broke through another near-term resistance level to test $4,300. This area is holding as resistance, so price ...
Why This Billionaire Investor is Betting on a Project Bringing Bitcoin Payments to Starbucks
Billionaire investor and all-round cryptocurrency advocate Tim Draper has recently announced that he has invested in a Bitcoin payment processing ...
Bitcoin Price Rallied as Apple Flashed 'Death Cross'
Meanwhile, the bitcoin price climbed more than 10% on December 20 ahead of a possible “Santa rally,” as Coinbase president Asiff Hirji suggested.
Facebook to Develop its Own Stablecoin for Remittances: Report
Social media giant Facebook is reportedly working to launch its own stablecoin for money transfers through its popular messaging app WhatsApp.
Bitcoin (BTC) Difficulty Drops Another 7%
Bitcoin (BTC) will be easier to acquire for miners, as the network had another downward difficulty adjustment for the latest recalculation period.
Bitcoin Price 2019: Industry Insiders Predict BTC's Future
Now, sitting at around $4,000 and at the curtain call of the shocker that was 2018, many connected to the Bitcoin space are starting to look forward to ...
Wyoming County Moves to Put Land Records on Blockchain
Medici Land Governance, a subsidiary of Overstock, signed a memorandum of understanding with Teton County, Wyoming, to digitize property titles.
Coinbase CEO Armstrong Pledges to Give Crypto Wealth to Charitable Causes
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has joined other super-wealthy individuals in pledging to donate much of his net-worth to philanthropic causes.
This Price Chart Indicates Bitcoin’s Bulls Are Back in Business
Bitcoin is looking increasingly bullish on a key technical chart following its strong move above $4,000.
Bubble burst of the year: Bitcoin
Around this time last year there was hardly a braai in SA at which a conversation about bitcoin wasn't taking place. It was an understandable frenzy.
Nouriel Roubini takes hit on Bitcoin [BTC] and others; focuses on 4800 pump and dump schemes
In a recent tweet by Dr. Doom aka Nouriel Roubini, the veteran economist wrote that digital assets and the cryptocurrency market contain the ...
Huobi-Backed BHEX Launches Blue Helix Token (BHT)

CCN spoke to James Ju, the CEO of the new Blue Helix Exchange (BHEX) and former CTO of Huobi Global. Blue Helix is an exchange which is pushing toward a decentralized topology in a regulator-friendly manner. They raised $15 million from institutional investors including Huobi and OKEx by selling equity about six months ago, and

Lack of Widespread Crypto Knowledge Could be Stunting the Market’s Growth

2018 has been a rough year for the crypto markets, with Bitcoin, the market’s largest digital asset by market cap, falling from highs of nearly $20,000 one year ago to recently established lows of just over $3,000. The tumultuous market conditions throughout 2018 have disheartened many investors and has led the industry as a whole to...

Wall Street Journal Suggests 'Quick Sale, Repurchase' of Bitcoin 'May Lower Your Taxes'
21 by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has suggested investors should sell and then repurchase their Bitcoin (BTC) as a strategy to save on taxes.
What the hell happened to crypto this year?
Bitcoin–and the cryptocurrency industry as a whole–plunged this year, after a gravity-defying surge in recent years. The price of the digital coin hit ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis – December 21
Bitcoin price is ranging at the $4,000 price level after facing resistance at that level. If the bulls sustain the price above $4,000 and overcome the initial ...
Bitcoin Holds Above $4000 As Upwards Momentum Stalls
Bitcoin has been able to hold above $4,000 following its recent upwards swing that sent it up nearly 30% from its recently established 2018 lows.
Analyst: 25% Recovery In Bitcoin Price Was A “Zombie Rally”
Over the past week, as the holiday season has drawn ever nearer, Bitcoin (BTC) and its crypto asset brethren have started to see a drastic uptick in ...

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