5 January 2019

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The Dark Overlord Hacker Group Leaks 9/11 Files for Bitcoin
The group demanded ransom money in Bitcoin, or else they would release unclosed information about the attacks. The law firm that was hacked ...
Bitcoin May Not Make a Comeback This Year, Chinese Analysts Claim
Various analysts in China reportedly believe that bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency, may not make a 'big comeback' this year. After enduring a ...
Nearly 80% of Crypto Investors Still Net-Invested in Bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) investors remain net-invested in the flagship cryptocurrency despite it losing well over 70% of its value during 2018. Research data ...
BitMEX CEO: Bitcoin Still An Experiment, But Has A Bright Future

Bitcoin (BTC) isn’t the world’s first stab at digital money. In fact, the idea of running society with digital cash has been around for three decades, if not more. David Chaum, an American cryptographer, founded DigiCash in 1990, but it failed not one decade later. E-gold, a computer-based representation of gold, and the Liberty Reserve,...

Bitcoin Targets $3900 as Momentum Builds
Bitcoin's price pushed higher on Saturday, as the bulls eyed a re-test of an important near-term resistance. The upswing in BTC was accompanied by ...
Bitcoin: Triangle breakout on the horizon
Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation, is on the verge of a triangle breakout and sitting just around upper end of the trendline ...
Legendary Investor Gary Shilling Won't Invest in Bitcoin, Cites Satoshi Nakamoto's Anonymity as ...
In a recent interview with Business Insider, legendary investor and analyst, Gary Shilling, explained why he won't be investing in Bitcoin anytime soon, ...
Why Vertical Research Thinks Tesla Shares Will Crash Another 70 Percent

It’s less than a week into the new year, but the market has revved into action, with companies feeling the heat on the trading floor. One such company is Tesla whose stock has fallen almost 10 percent. However, Gordon Johnson, an analyst at Vertical Research Group, believes the automobile manufacturer still has some much darker

Bitcoin SV Starts 2019 With a New Logo Which Imitates Bitcoin's Appearance
Bitcoin SV, the altcoin born after the fork of Bitcoin Cash, unveiled a new logo on Bitcoin's (BTC) birthday. According to its official website, the new logo ...
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Still in Love with Bitcoin (BTC)
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Still in Love with Bitcoin (BTC) ... Armstrong goes on to give a mini history of first encountering Bitcoin, why the ...
GXChain Officially Realized On-Chain Decentralized Governance

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Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Prices stuck in a sideways pattern with no way out
Bitcoin prices are steadily bouncing between the immediate resistance and support lines trying to find a way out. The prices are currently trading at ...
Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Shares 2019 Forecasts: Bitcoin, Ripple, EOS, Cardano, & More
However, for the people still involved, if Bitcoin's and crypto's history has taught us anything, it's that market cycles happen; when prices boom, they ...
Bitcoin Transaction fees reach lowest since 2015. More Adoption in sight?
Bitcoin transaction fees had reached an all-time high of $34 as a median fee at the beginning of 2018 when the total number of daily transactions ...
Op-Ed: Why the Bitcoin Bubble Burst is Good for Crypto
Even the most ardent crypto evangelist must admit that bitcoin appears to have been the worst investment of 2018, at least in pure dollar terms.
Wall Street Titan Misses $7 Billion Bitcoin Windfall, Plus Ripple and XRP, Tron, Ethereum, Cardano ...
From the profit potential of Bitcoin and Apple, to a surprise Ethereum upgrade, here's a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Bitcoin Price Analysis Jan.5: Sideways Action Ahead of Resistance (Soon To Be Decided)
Typically to weekends, the trading volume is very low, so as the action in the Bitcoin price. Unlike Bitcoin, some of the altcoins had shown decent gains ...
Why Bitcoin Will Find New All-Time High Prices in 2019 According to Weiss Ratings Forecast
According to the independent stock and financial analysts, Bitcoin will become akin to 'digital gold' and cement its place as a store of value. Weiss also ...
Op-Ed: Initial Exchange Offerings Restore Agility to Blockchain’s Original Fundraising Model

One of the most groundbreaking concepts to emerge from blockchain over its short lifespan has been the initial coin offering, or ICO. In this article, the author will discuss an emerging trend called “Initial Exchange Offerings” or IEOs. Reading about blockchain or cryptocurrency in any newspaper will allude to this unique type of public offering,

BANKEX Appoints Davidson & Co, Launches Private Placement

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Bitcoin Fraudsters Use NZ's Former PM John Key in Endorsement
Bitcoin fraudsters are using the image of John Key promoting a Bitcoin scam. According to a report in Stuff.co.nz, the ad was designed for a company ...
Expert predicts cryptocurrency boom 'within a year' as Bitcoin marks its 10th anniversary
Investors are remaining positive about Bitcoin as it marks its 10-year anniversary, despite a worrying drop in value in recent months.
Membersheep: Blockchain based B2B Platform

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Coinbase CEO: “Bitcoin is My First Love”
January 3, 2019 marks Bitcoin's 10th Birthday as Bitcoin's first genesis block was mined 10 years ago. Crypto enthusiasts everywhere celebrated the ...
Bitcoin maximalists reveal Proof of Keys failures but is it all just FUD?
Proof of Keys Celebration day has been and gone, so which exchanges failed the stress tests? To briefly recap, 10 years ago on 3 January bitcoin's ...
Weiss Ratings 2019 Prediction: Bitcoin Will Reach a New All-Time High
Many predictions last year didn't envisage the enormous bear market that characterized the year, with Bitcoin dropping more than 80 percent. Weiss ...
Bitcoin Has A Future, But Still a Way to Go Says BitMEX CEO
Believe it or not, Bitcoin isn't the first attempt at a digital currency. According to Newsbtc, “the idea of running society with digital cash has been around ...
Are Stablecoins the New and Improved Bitcoin?
With these different use cases competing for attention, it is easy to forget that the original application for blockchain technology was Bitcoin, the ...
Demand for Bitcoin ATM Rises, First Week of 2019 Sees Addition of 34 ATM's Taking Total to 4155
Over last one year, various key metrics were used which demonstrate that adoption of bitcoin has increased and bitcoin fundamentals are getting ...
The False Promise Blockchains Will Revolutionize Real-World Assets
The promises made for blockchain are a pipe dream that is unsubstantiated and misleading, says Farzam Ehsani.
2018: When Privacy and Decentralization Collided
In an op-ed written exclusively for CoinDesk, Enigma CEO Guy Zyskind says 2019 must be about building decentralized solutions for data privacy.
Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018
Even with all the new rules, Japan has continued to thrive as a cryptocurrency hub. Last month the FSA told news.Bitcoin.com that 190 companies are ...
Bitcoin Board Games Are Still in Their Infancy
Just like Bitcoin circa 2011, Bitcoin board games are still a little rough around the edges. That's to be expected of a niche pursuit based around what is ...
Crypto Giant Coinbase Bans Pro-Bitcoin Gab Founder
Gab.com, an up-and-coming social media platform that advocates for free speech is by no means, ironically enough, a stranger to financial censorship ...
Litecoin Price Leaps 11% — Here’s What’s Fueling the LTC Rally

Litecoin on Saturday surged more than 11 percent against the US dollar, setting a fresh 2019 peak. The litecoin-to-dollar rate established an intraday high at $37.539 on a bounce from near-term ascending trendline support. The “digital silver” cryptocurrency since December 27 was consolidating inside a strict range much like its peers across the crypto-board. The

Bitcoin Payments Aren’t Dead, They’ve Just Gone Niche
Accepting crypto payments can help niche businesses build deeper relationships with customers – as this real-world example shows.
Crypto Markets See Green as Bitcoin Nears $3900 and Ethereum Touches $160
Saturday, Jan. 5 — the crypto markets are mainly in the green today, as Bitcoin (BTC) moves closer to the $3,900 mark, data from Coin360 shows.
Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs On The Rise
One metric that the community has been using to gauge interest has been to keep track of how many Bitcoin ATMs are being installed globally.
Got Crypto? $2.5 Million in Bitcoin (BTC), ETH and XRP Buys Majestic Modern in Florida
The small town of Bay Harbor Islands is located in the northeast of crypto-friendly Miami-Dade, which has 120 Bitcoin ATMs supporting a list of ...
Bitcoin SV (BSV) Long-term Price Analysis – January 5
BSV/USD market valuation has been featuring differential market zones within which it has been ranging barely over a week. On 1ST of this year, ...
Not Just ICOs — Why Traditional IPOs are Also on the Way Out

2018 left some very clear signs about the way the businesses (crypto or otherwise) raise funds. ICOs have all but died out, disguised as token sales launched from lightly-regulated tropical islands. The great move to allow investors of all backgrounds and creeds to be in with a chance of funding early innovation has been curtailed.

Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 05/01/19
Bitcoin Cash ABC gained 0.38% on Friday, following a 6.19% slide on Thursday, to end the day at $158.86. A mixed day saw Bitcoin Cash ABC rise to ...
Ctrl+c, ctrl+v: Bitcoin SV gets a 'new' logo, imitating Bitcoin
SV released the revamped logo on the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin's (BTC) genesis block, this date - according to the official SV website - was chosen ...
Retail Giant Overstock Will Pay Taxes in Bitcoin, Ohio Treasurer Expects Crypto Domino Effect

Retail giant Overstock has just announced that it will pay part of its Ohio taxes in cryptocurrency this year. Using the recently created OhioCrypto, Overstock plans to pay its commercial activity tax (CAT) in Bitcoin. Launched in November 2018, OhioCrypto allows businesses in the Buckeye state to pay 23 different types of taxes using Bitcoin. […]

Jim Cramer: Fed Reassurance Should Spur Dow Jones, Wider Stock Market to Rally

The markets have been extremely volatile towards the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019. It has been widely assumed that the sell-off in the Dow Jones and other indices has been caused by tensions between the United States and China. Markets worldwide have been affected – including the Australian, Japanese and London stock markets.

Bitcoin SV's Craig Wright warning people about “unexpectedly” receiving Bitcoin
Bitcoin SV [BSV]'s popular proponent Craig Wright is seen voicing his opinion on most of the happenings in the cryptocurrency market. Wright struck ...
Why Bitcoin (BTC) Is Not Likely To Fall Below $3000
Bitcoin (BTC) has been through an extensive bear market that lasted a whole year. Most investors in this space are not used to such prolonged ...
More Exchanges to Self-Regulate
They are Coincheck Ltd., Everybody's Bitcoin Co. Ltd., and Lastroots Inc. Coincheck is a subsidiary of Monex Group; the popular exchange was ...
Crypto Market Records Decent Gains But Bitcoin Has to Rise Above $4500
In the past 24 hours, the crypto market added $3 billion to its valuation as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) performed relatively well against the U.S. ...
India's Bitcoin [BTC] ban is a smear on the nation's ingrained democracy
The regulatory stance on Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies continues to be in the grey area in India since the Reserve Bank of India [RBI] – the ...
Bitcoin bounces up modestly today but still below $4000
Although recovering modestly from yesterday's dip, Bitcoin (BTC) is still well off the $4,000 level and has yet to test key resistance levels even though ...
BTC Wallets Take One Small Step For Lightning, One Giant Leap for Bitcoin
New user-friendly Bitcoin Lightning wallets such as Bluewallet are ushering in the future of payments. Users can now send and receive Bitcoin ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Will Bottom Between the $1800 and $2400 Levels
In a recent discussion, former institutional investor turned Bitcoin (BTC) bull Tone Vays, invited Princeton graduate Murad Mahmudov, who is also a ...
Bitcoin Ransom: Hacker Group Releases Layer 1 Of “Damaging” 9/11 Papers
A group going by the name “thedarkoverlord” has been threatening to release 9/11 papers in lieu of a Bitcoin ransom. They demand a huge sum of ...
Following Fortnite’s Acceptance of Monero, Investors Optimistic on Crypto

A popular cryptocurrency recently made its way into the checkout payment option of a top-rated video game. And yes, it was not Bitcoin. Monero, a privacy-enabled offspring of the same technology that powers the Bitcoin payment protocol, can now be used to purchase gaming merchandise on Fortnite. The online video game, first released in 2017,...

According to Tone Vays there's 85% chance that Bitcoin hasn't hit a bottom
Tone Vays, the Prominent crypto personality, Bitcoin trader, and analyst has offered a fairly confident assertation that Bitcoin (BTC) hasn't yet hit its ...
Shots Fired: Craig Wright Calls Bitcoin Evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos 'Sh*tcoin Expert'
Self-declared creator of bitcoin, Craig Wright, has taken to Twitter to brand bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos, a 'shitcoin expert'. Escalating the ...
TRON Cryptocurrency (TRX) Plows into the Green as Bitcoin Price Stagnates

After a continuous flow of positive news from the TRON Foundation, the TRX coin is outpacing the rest of the top 35 currencies with 24-hour growth of over 7%. Bitcoin (BTC) is up less than 1% today. TRON has reported anything from achieving major blockchain milestones to an ever increasing number of dApps on its

Bitcoin [BTC]'s transaction fees touch the lowest point in over three years
Bitcoin continues to show its resilience year after year, letting non-believers know that it is not a fad and is here to stay. The prices of BTC are holding ...
Crypto Tidbits: Bitcoin Turns Ten, Ethereum Berated, Buy Fortnite Merch With Monero
Crypto's 2019 arguably started with a bang, which was in stark contrast to the holiday season's lull. The Bitcoin Network, for one, turned ten years old, ...
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] proponent Roger Ver: I think 2019 will be the year of stablecoins
In a recent podcast uploaded by Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, the CEO of the company and a major Bitcoin Cash [BCH] supporter along with others, spoke ...
Bitcoin's First Planned 'Bank Run' Proof of Keys Explained
According to Trace Mayer, the Proof of Keys leader and a Bitcoin (BTC) podcast host, the motivation is simple. Most Bitcoin holders leave their tokens ...
Crypto Markets Surge, Ethereum Jumps on Upcoming Constantinople Fork

Following a period of choppy trading in the crypto markets, it now appears that the bulls have at least temporarily gained the upper hand over bears, causing multiple altcoins to surge. Ethereum is one altcoin that is performing quite well today, primarily because of its upcoming Constantinople fork. Although today’s positive price action in the...

Once Cash is Gone, Bitcoin is Society's Best Hope For Privacy, BitMex CEO Warns
BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes delivered a stark warning to the British public January 3 in a mainstream newspaper article proclaiming Bitcoin as the new ...
Fred Wilson: Crypto Bottom Close But Not a ‘Safe Haven’ for Stock Market Downturn

Legendary venture capitalist Fred Wilson says 2019 might be a “doozy,” leading investors to be cautious. Cryptocurrency markets won’t be a “safe haven” amidst global uncertainty but: “There will be signs of life in crypto land in 2019.” Wilson believes the U.S will see a change in presidents this coming year. This will affect the

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