22 December 2018

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Coin Ninja Launches “Venmo for Bitcoin”, Aims for Mass Adoption of Crypto
The team of early Bitcoin enthusiasts has just launched a new mobile wallet called DropBit. Dubbed the 'Venmo for Bitcoin', the app was designed for ...
Wall Street Could Change The Game For Bitcoin Again
A new product from Wall Street could change the game for Bitcoin in 2019. And, perhaps, help its price to rise again. Wall Street is seeking regulatory ...
Crypto Investing: Is Now the Right Time to Buy Bitcoin, Down 80% in 2018
At this time last year, Bitcoin was approaching its all-time high price. However, this year, its price is anything but appealing, down 80% since then.
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Resilient, Foundation Set for $6000
The 2018 bear market has been punishing, and despite falling prices, adoption is picking up. The number of Bitcoin-related transactions is on the rise ...
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bulls Draw the Line at $3200
Bitcoin price ran hard this week and now appears to be taking a breather and consolidating…or receding to double bottom near $3,200.
Bitcoin Pulls Back from Three-Week Highs After Rapid Ascent; Bakkt Postponed Again?
Bitcoin drifted back below $4,000 on Saturday as part of a market-wide correction following the recent surge of double-digit growth. Although not out of ...
Opinion: How To Cherry-Pick Cryptocurrencies?

Some metrics are used time and time again to help technologists claim some sort of supremacy for their protocol. There are two that stand out: transactions per second and market capitalization; however, are these two metrics what matters when picking what cryptocurrencies to invest in? The ability of cryptocurrencies to scale is constantly in question,

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Energy Incentive Makes Mining Bitcoin (BTC) a Natural Fit for Canada
When it comes to mining the top digital asset Bitcoin (BTC), Canada is a natural fit. The country's temperate climate helps to ensure that mining ...
How Roubini's attacks on bitcoin and crypto exposes his own ignorance
El Erian, in contrast, said back in June that “bitcoin is a buy below $5,000”. Roubini remains stubbornly convinced (he would say vindicated) that ...
Bitcoin course forecast for the first quarter of 2019 from PrimeXBT analysts
It's impossible to break $2,850 and even lower when it comes to Bitcoin's value because of the strength of this price level and relative strength index ...
$7 Billion Wiped Out of Crypto as Bitcoin Price Drops Below $4k Once Again
In the past 24 hours, the crypto market recorded a loss of over $7 billion as its valuation dropped from $134 billion to $127 billion. The Bitcoin price ...
XRP More Decentralized Than Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple CEO Says
Since XRP, the digital asset of choice for the fintech startup in Ripple, rose to the near-tippy-top of the cryptocurrency leaderboards, many pundits have ...
Bitcoin Lightning Network Booms Amid “Crypto Winter”
And while 2018's “crypto winter” has deterred a multitude of startups, developers, and key industry participants, the Bitcoin Lightning Network, the first ...
CNBC Trader: Bitcoin (BTC) In “No Man's Land,” $3000 Likely
Iurio first noted that “he's never been a lover of Bitcoin,” explaining that if BTC holds above $4,085, $4,515 is likely, but otherwise, the flagship ...
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] becomes biggest weekly gainer; registers 133% growth as Bitcoin SV [BSV ...
Keeping the holiday spirits up, the market has been merciful to all cryptocurrencies, as most of them have seen double-digit growth. Bitcoin Cash ...
Bitcoin Advocate: Bet On Facebook's Crypto Team
Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano has long been a diehard advocate for Bitcoin (BTC), and a fervent hater of banks, so many were surprised when he came ...
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Slow Down Below $4000, Up 19 Percent
Demand for Bitcoin and other assets was so high that the Kimchi Premium soared to 50 percent presenting an opportunity to arbitrage traders to reap ...
Bitcoin [BTC] mining difficulty reduced by 31.5% from ATH, while hash rate climbs up as price rally
Bitcoin [BTC] has borne the effects of the Bitcoin Cash hash war and the prolonged bear market, as it is clearly visible in its hash rate and mining ...
Justin Sun: TRON Has Over 50 DApps, Reaches 100M Transactions in 173 Days

On Thursday, Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, said that the network supports more than 50 decentralized applications (dApps) and is on track to reach 80 dApps in the short-term. #TRON now has more than 50+ Dapps. 80+ we are coming! #TRX $TRX — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) December 21, 2018 The statement of Sun follows

The Decentralized Platform Claiming to Have Exactly What the Cryptocurrency Market Needs

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What is Bitcoin Halving? Will it Trigger the Next Bull-Run?
The next Bitcoin halving is less than 500 days away, and the Internet at large is speculating about its impact on the price, miners, and so forth.
Bitcoin [BTC] Lightning Network makes progress, hits above 2k active channels
This is one of the most awaited developments in the cryptocurrency space and is significant to both, the Litecoin [LTC] as well as the Bitcoin [BTC] ...
Crypto-Riche Millennials Take The Yachting Industry

Got a few million lying around? The yacht industry has long been thought of as the exclusive province of the extremely wealthy, closed to even nouveau riche millennials and crypto millionaires. Yet, the yacht industry is declining. Today, the superyacht industry caters primarily to the extremely wealthy, yet with the almost exclusive growth in supply

India: Police Bust Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme that Defrauded 8000 Crypto Investors
Police in India have cracked a crypto Ponzi scheme in the city of Pune that defrauded over 8,000 investors, seizing nearly $2 million worth of bitcoin in ...
Bitcoincash.org Publishes Redesigned Website and Development Roadmap
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have noticed the Bitcoincash.org website has been redesigned. The web portal hosts a comprehensive list of the ...
Bitcoin tries to hold $4000, bulls losing momentum
At writing time, Bitcoin is on the $3,850 – $3,950 range, seemingly searching for a new direction after climbing back from slightly lower ranges where it ...
Behind the collapse: The real cost of Bitcoin's fall from grace
Many of the Bitcoin investors recognised their own opportunism and expected the bubble would burst, and the price would eventually plummet, but ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Likely To Remain Above Key Fibonacci Support
Bitcoin (BTC) retraced in the past 24 hours as expected after running into resistance at the top of a descending channel. The above chart for BTC/USD ...
Bitcoin Just Registered the Highest Trade Volume of its Whole History
Despite the statements of many skeptics who during the 2018 bearish streak said that Bitcoin is dead or useless, the reality, however, is that this year ...
Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec.22: Is It Just a Healthy Correction, Or Back Down?
Since our previous BTC price analysis and as anticipated, Bitcoin had trouble breaking up the $4050 – $4100 resistance area. Failing to break had led ...
Bitcoin price prediction 2019: Will BTC hit $10000 next year or CRASH completely?
Bitcoin began 2018 valued at £10,603 ($13,422) having started to fall from its record high. The BTC price has since plummeted, dragging the majority ...
‘Human ATM’: Flash Cryptocurrency Releases Peer-to-Peer Functionality for Mobile

Flash is a lesser-known Scrypt-based cryptocurrency which has a growing presence in Venezuela and Africa. It is not designed to be a proof-of-work system, although it uses mining to verify transactions and secure the network, but instead focuses on transactions which can settle in a matter of seconds. Their mobile wallet recently integrated a “human

A Cryptocurrency Carol: The Ghost Of Bitcoins' Past
This part continues from A Cryptocurrency Carol: Part One and A Cryptocurrency Carol: Bitcoins' Ghost. When Keynes awoke, the room was so dark ...
Bitcoin Worth $1.8 Million Confiscated From Suspected Fraudster
The local authorities in Pune, India, recently confiscated 452 Bitcoins worth $1.8 million from suspect involved in notorious cryptocurrency Ponzi ...
Bitcoin-Bashing NYU Professor Unleashes Scathing Anti-Crypto Twitter Tantrum
Is New York University professor Nouriel Roubini the biggest bitcoin grinch of all time? It sure seems that way, based on an epic Twitter rant he ...
Bitcoin Cash Payment API Gateway.cash Adds a Variety of New Features
Last October, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a new Bitcoin Cash (BCH) payment processor called Gateway.cash. Since then the Gateway developers ...
Top ten Bitcoin stories in 2018
Hacks, threats, court cases... welcome to our top ten #Bitcoin stories in 2018: bankingtech.com/2018/12/top-te… #fintech… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Bitcoin Dips Below $3900 as Crypto Markets See Red
At press time, Bitcoin is down almost 5 percent over the last 24 hours, trading at $3,879. On its weekly chart, current prices are below the highest value ...
HPB Delivers Pioneering Scalability with Blockchain Hardware

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Is Bakkt delaying the launch of its Bitcoin futures platform again?
The Bakkt Exchange launch was set for the 24th January 2019, however, the launch is likely to be delayed yet again by the parent company of the ...
Revealed: Germany's 2nd Largest Stock Exchange Listing Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum and Litecoin on ...
In a new tweet, Bison revealed the platform will begin with the top three cryptocurrencies by market cap: Bitcoin, XRP and Ethereum. The launch will ...
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Commits Bulk of Crypto Fortune to Charity

Having launched GiveCrypto.org earlier this year to make direct cryptocurrency transfers to people living in poverty, Brian Armstrong — CEO of US crypto exchange giant Coinbase — has now promised to give a huge chunk of his fortune away to charitable causes. “This year, I started my first philanthropic effort, GiveCrypto.org, which makes direct cash

Launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Market May Get Postponed Again
It's unlikely the CFTC will act in time for ICE to launch Bakkt as planned on Jan. 24, CoinDesk has learned.
Why Bitcoin's Bear Market May Be Over And What You Can Expect Next
Bitcoin has been in a brutal bear market throughout the last year. However, despite a price decline of roughly 84% the percentage drop is well within ...
Prolonged Government Shutdown Hangs Over Wall Street; How Will This Affect Crypto?

The debate over President Trump’s border wall has unveiled new partisan dysfunction in Washington as the United States on Saturday faced its third government shutdown in a year. The partial shutdown, which risks extending into the holidays, presents fresh headaches for Wall Street following the worst weekly selloff in a decade. For cryptocurrency investors, the

Saying Goodbye to the Blockchain Romantics
Decentralization may sound like a sexy concept, but realism may be a better real-deal solution, argues Elly Zhang.
Why the Crypto-Users Will Prefer Skip Steps and Jump Directly into Counos

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Why the CFTC’s Questions About Ethereum Matter
The questions on ethereum the CFTC put to the public show that the regulator has been considering derivatives on cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin - they also point to a new collaborative approach to sector oversight.
‘Cryptocurrency is Freedom!’ — Exclusive Interview with Ambazonian Secessionists

CCN recently covered a story about AmbaCoin, an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency created by secessionist leaders in the Ambazonian region of southern Cameroon. As a follow-up, we sat down with Chris Anu, the separatist movement’s Secretary of State for Communications and IT, to discuss AmbaCoin and the prospects of cryptocurrency as a means of enabling freedom and

'Now you will be able to use Bitcoin to buy Starbucks & Teslas' Tim Draper says
Bitcoin payment processor OpenNode has successfully concluded a seed round, raising $1.25 million with billionaire investor and Bitcoin bull Tim ...
Deal Box Engaged by Token Name Service, Inc. to Provide Capital Advisory Services

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Down 80 Percent, Is It Time to Buy into the Bitcoin Dip?
At this time last year, Bitcoin was approaching its all-time high price. However, this year, its price is anything but appealing, down 80 percent since ...
Bitcoin [BTC], altcoin ATMs have doubled in 2018, according to crypto data analytics firm
As per Bitcoin.com, there are now more than 4,000 cryptocurrency teller machines spread across 80 countries to facilitate the exchange of fiat currency ...
Bitcoin Cash Price Sees Saturday Slump after 150% Weekly Rally
For a cryptocurrency which has dropped 98 percent from its all-time high already, bitcoin cash — for now — is looking brave in the face of a powerful ...
Switzerland Merchants Charged 8% by PayPal Showing Merits of Crypto

PayPal, a leading payments processor valued at over $97 billion, charges merchants high percentage-based fees on top of a flat based fee of 2.9 percent. The high transaction fee of PayPal has led merchants to explore alternatives like crypto to minimize expenses. For most normal users on PayPal, a transaction from one user to another

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