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19.04.2019
23:19 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Bear Market Forces Korea’s Fifth-Largest Crypto Exchange to Close

By CCN: The bitcoin bear market might be over, but it hasn’t finished claiming victims. Coinnest — South Korea’s fifth-largest cryptocurrency exchange — shut down this week. Users have until April 30 to withdraw any remaining funds. The closure comes months after a series of scandals roiled the crypto platform. In a notice to users on its website, Coinnest did not explain why it was shuttering, but thanked customers for their encouragement and patronage. Bribery and $5 Million Accidental Bitcoin Airdrop As CCN reported, Coinnest has suffered a series of embarrassing, self-destructive scandals over the past year. In April 2018,
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22:35 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 19

The recovery in crypto prices has led to an increase in over-the-counter (OTC) demand for Bitcoin and altcoins. Anonymous sources told Bloomberg that the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reluctant to approve the Bitcoin futures because Bakkt intends to hold user assets. This is likely to increase the possibility of a green signal by the CFTC for the project.

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22:01 Yahoo.com BusinessFacebook: ‘Biggest on-Ramp Ever’ for Bitcoin Adoption?

By CCN: Spencer Bogart, a partner at crypto investment firm Blockchain Capital, argued in a new blog post that over the next two years Facebook, Telegram, and stablecoins will create the largest on-ramps to crypto that the Bitcoin industry has ever seen. Facebook & Telegram Could Fuel Rabid Crypto Expansion With the on-boarding of two of the largest networks in the world – Facebook and Telegram – the crypto economy is likely to grow a great deal in the coming few years. Regardless of whether these platforms are integrating Bitcoin directly, all cryptos will be in higher demand as a

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21:49 CryptoCoinsNews.comFacebook: ‘Biggest on-Ramp Ever’ for Bitcoin Adoption?

By CCN: Spencer Bogart, a partner at crypto investment firm Blockchain Capital, argued in a new blog post that over the next two years Facebook, Telegram, and stablecoins will create the largest on-ramps to crypto that the Bitcoin industry has ever seen. Facebook & Telegram Could Fuel Rabid Crypto Expansion With the on-boarding of two of the largest networks in the world – Facebook and Telegram – the crypto economy is likely to grow a great deal in the coming few years. Regardless of whether these platforms are integrating Bitcoin directly, all cryptos will be in higher demand as a
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21:47 WhatReallyHappened.comFive Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using Cryptocurrency

By Kai Sedgwick
Cryptocurrency without privacy is pointless. If your coins aren’t fungible, you lose much of the benefits of using cryptocurrency in the first place. Privacy isn’t just won and lost onchain, though. In fact, much of the privacy gains to be made when it comes to sending, spending and trading crypto occur offchain, as you go about your business on the Web...

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21:26 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according to Coveware’s Q1 2019 Global Ransomware Marketplace report, published on April 15. The report — reportedly based upon aggregated ransomware data from cases tackled by Coveware’s Incident Response Team — indicates that in Q1 2019 the ransomware landscape saw a sharp increase in the average ransom demanded by threat actors. The average sum — demanded in exchange for the ostensible delivery of a decryptor tool that can help victims recover data after a ransomware attack — rose 89% from a median $6,733 in Q4 2018 to $12,762 in Q1 2019, the report states.

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21:26 Yahoo.com Business3% of American Retirees Own Some Bitcoin, While 33% Have No Idea What Bitcoin Is: Survey

About 3% of American retirees claimed to own some bitcoin (BTC) in a new survey released by precious metals-focused magazine Gold IRA Guide on April 17. In April, Gold IRA Guide conducted a survey asking 1,000 American retirees over 50 years old about their thoughts on investing in major cryptocurrency bitcoin. Around 3.5 percent said that they would like to invest in bitcoin, but did not know how to start, while 4.5 of retirees expressed interest in investing in bitcoin, but decided to keep an eye on it instead of going forward on the matter.

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21:03 Yahoo.com BusinessLocal Media: Afghanistani, Tunisian Central Banks Consider Issuing Bitcoin Bonds

Afghanistan and Tunisia’s central banks are looking to issue a bitcoin (BTC) bond, Hong Kong-based news outlet Asia Times reports on April 17. Per the report, the governors of the two country’s central banks spoke at the annual Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Washington between April 8 and 14. Afghanistan’s central bank governor Khalil Sediq allegedly told Asia Times that the institution is considering issuing a sovereign crypto bond to raise $5.8 billion.

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19:06 Yahoo.com BusinessTrump’s FinCEN Pirates Extort $35,000 from Old-Fashioned Bitcoin Trader

By CCN: For the first time, FinCEN – the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network – has fined a peer-to-peer Bitcoin trader for failure to register as a money services business. MSBs fall under FinCEN’s regulation, and according to FinCEN, Eric Powers, reportedly a resident of California, willfully violated registration requirements. He’s also accused of looking the other way when knowingly doing business with Silk Road vendors. $5 Million in Crypto Trades Net Bitcoin Trader a $35,000 Fine FinCEN says that Powers admitted to buying over $5 million in cryptocurrencies throughout 160 transactions, doing many of the trades in public places. It

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18:54 CryptoCoinsNews.comTrump’s FinCEN Pirates Extort $35,000 from Old-Fashioned Bitcoin Trader

By CCN: For the first time, FinCEN – the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network – has fined a peer-to-peer Bitcoin trader for failure to register as a money services business. MSBs fall under FinCEN’s regulation, and according to FinCEN, Eric Powers, reportedly a resident of California, willfully violated registration requirements. He’s also accused of looking the other way when knowingly doing business with Silk Road vendors. $5 Million in Crypto Trades Net Bitcoin Trader a $35,000 Fine FinCEN says that Powers admitted to buying over $5 million in cryptocurrencies throughout 160 transactions, doing many of the trades in public places. It
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18:19 Yahoo.com BusinessLooking to convert Bitcoin to euro? Follow these tips

If you’re looking to convert Bitcoin to euro, it isn’t quite as straightforward as popping along to your local bureau de change. There are a few different ways to cash in your Bitcoin, and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. The most popular method is to use a centralised exchange like Coinbase or Gemini, but you could also trade your Bitcoin through a peer-to-peer platform or use a Bitcoin prepaid card. Whichever method you use, you need to make sure it is safe and secure. Start by exploring the reputable exchanges Exchanges like Coinbase and Gemini not only let you buy Bitcoin – they also enable you to sell your Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for fiat. The exchanges connect The post Looking to convert Bitcoin to euro? Follow these tips appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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18:08 Yahoo.com BusinessSelf-Appointed Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Sues Podcaster $140,000 for Satoshi Libel; Who’s Next?

By CCN.com: Self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright has finally filed a lawsuit against the What Bitcoin Did podcaster Peter McCormack. The podcaster simply tweeted ‘Served!’ alongside an image of the suit papers. Served! pic.twitter.com/wr4uiOtQCj — Dr. Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) April 18, 2019

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17:45 CryptoCoinsNews.comSelf-Appointed Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Sues Podcaster $140,000 for Satoshi Libel; Who’s Next?

By CCN.com: Self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright has finally filed a lawsuit against the What Bitcoin Did podcaster Peter McCormack. The podcaster simply tweeted ‘Served!’ alongside an image of the suit papers. Served! pic.twitter.com/wr4uiOtQCj — Dr. Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) April 18, 2019 In the suit, Wright accuses McCormack of libeling him by denying he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. McCormack had sent a tweet on April 10 not only denouncing Wright’s claim but also calling him a ‘fraud’. Dear @CalvinAyre, I would like to formally state that:1. Craig Wright is not Satoshi2. Craig Wright is a fraud3.
The post Self-Appointed Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Sues Podcaster $140,000 for Satoshi Libel; Who’s Next? appeared first on CCN

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17:22 BitcoinMagazine.comBelarus Could Get a Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining Center

Aleksandr Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, met with the country’s IT community to discuss the growth of its native tech industry, according to the state-owned national news agency, the .
The meeting was reportedly set up at the president’s request and he promised government support for Belarusian fintech companies.
Lukashenko also reportedly outlined some of the progress that the government has made with IT development, while also asking participants to suggest ideas that promote growth. Amongst other things, the president is reportedly planning to establish a Bitcoin (BTC) mining farm in the country.
reported that the president plans to establish a mining farm adjacent to the Belarusian nuclear power plant. The plant is expected to begin full-fledged operations this year and Lukashenko has proposed an extensive space for

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17:00 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Hovers Over $5,250 as Top Oil Futures See Slight Uptrend

The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) hovers over the $5,250 mark. Bitcoin is down a fraction of a percent on the day, trading at $5,264 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by market cap, which is nearly $18.2 billion.

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16:49 Yahoo.com BusinessBinance Coin (BNB) Price Hits Fresh 52 Weeks High after Leaving Ethereum

By CCN.com: Binance Coin (BNB) is reasonably on the radar now for investors seeking bullish momentum. The Binance crypto exchange’s native token established a new 52-week high, up 81.49-percent from its 52-week low price of $4.19. The move prompted BNB to come closer to retesting its all-time high price of $24.91, which was accomplished during the January 12 trading session in 2018. But are there more gains in store for this crypto asset? Let’s take a quick look at its near-term market outlook to understand where it might head next. Mainnet Launch in Focus Binance on Thursday announced that it would

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16:26 CryptoCoinsNews.comBinance Coin (BNB) Price Hits Fresh 52 Weeks High after Leaving Ethereum

By CCN.com: Binance Coin (BNB) is reasonably on the radar now for investors seeking bullish momentum. The Binance crypto exchange’s native token established a new 52-week high, up 81.49-percent from its 52-week low price of $4.19. The move prompted BNB to come closer to retesting its all-time high price of $24.91, which was accomplished during the January 12 trading session in 2018. But are there more gains in store for this crypto asset? Let’s take a quick look at its near-term market outlook to understand where it might head next. Mainnet Launch in Focus Binance on Thursday announced that it would
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16:15 Yahoo.com BusinessFive of the best Litecoin wallets on the market

Litecoin is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies available today. The altcoin offers cheaper transactions than Bitcoin, so can be used for everyday purposes. A Litecoin wallet is an absolute must for anyone looking to buy, sell, store, and transact with the currency. Here, we take a look at five different Litecoin wallets that you could use. There is plenty of choice on the market, so be sure to do your own research. The wallets listed here are some of the most popular Litecoin wallets on the market, and we break down the benefits and features of each. Litecoin Core Litecoin Core, formerly known as Litecoin-QT, is the official wallet for Litecoin. You will need to download this wallet to The post Five of the best Litecoin wallets on the market appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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14:53 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Clings on Above Key Support Amid Signs of Price Pullback

Bitcoin is showing signs of exhaustion on the short-duration technical charts, but a pullback has been elusive – so far.

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14:41 Yahoo.com BusinessIndia Shuns Bitcoin Legalization Again, Excludes Crypto Startups from Fintech Sandbox

By CCN.com: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published its official document on a draft framework for fintech regulatory sandbox entitled “Draft Enabling Framework for Regulatory Sandbox.” The document explicitly excluded crypto assets like bitcoin, demonstrating a lack of intent to regulate the local crypto market. “The entities may not be suitable for RS (regulatory sandbox) if the proposed financial service is similar to those that are already being offered in India unless the applicants can show that either a different technology is being gainfully applied or the same technology is being applied in a more efficient and effective

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14:18 Yahoo.com BusinessJimmy Song discusses Bitcoin, blockchain, and the crypto space

Sometimes I feel I know a lot about Bitcoin, blockchain, how the crypto space properly functions, and how it will most likely evolve. From time to time, I even consider myself an expert. But then reality strikes when you happen to have a chance to speak to a Bitcoin community superstar like Jimmy Song. Jimmy has been a programmer for most of his life and joined the Bitcoin space in 2013. He’s a lecturer at the University of Texas and the author of the awesome book Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch (which you should definitely read if you’re into Bitcoin technicalities). The conversation was really amusing and Jimmy was quite transparent and straight to the point, The post Jimmy Song discusses Bitcoin, blockchain, and the crypto space appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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14:17 CryptoCoinsNews.comIndia Shuns Bitcoin Legalization Again, Excludes Crypto Startups from Fintech Sandbox

By CCN.com: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published its official document on a draft framework for fintech regulatory sandbox entitled “Draft Enabling Framework for Regulatory Sandbox.” The document explicitly excluded crypto assets like bitcoin, demonstrating a lack of intent to regulate the local crypto market. “The entities may not be suitable for RS (regulatory sandbox) if the proposed financial service is similar to those that are already being offered in India unless the applicants can show that either a different technology is being gainfully applied or the same technology is being applied in a more efficient and effective
The post India Shuns Bitcoin Legalization Again, Excludes Crypto Startups from Fintech Sandbox appeared first on CCN

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14:05 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Clings on Above Key Support Amid Signs of Price Pullback

Bitcoin is showing signs of exhaustion on the short-duration technical charts, but a pullback has been elusive – so far.

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13:54 Yahoo.com BusinessSBI Holdings: Bitcoin Cash Removal Amid Bitcoin SV Delistings Was Coincidence

Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings says the removal of bitcoin cash (BCH) from its exchange this week was not a result of the other deslistings involving bitcoin SV (BSV), Cointelegraph Japan reported April 19. As Cointelegraph reported, multiple major exchanges have announced they will stop supporting BSV due to the legal threats made by Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre, its major proponents. The altcoin is a hard fork of BCH, which Wright and Ayre claim to be the original bitcoin.

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13:09 TheNextWeb.comUS presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to fix ‘confusing’ cryptocurrency regulations (and give $1,000 to everyone)

Move over John McAfee, there’s a new kid on the block, and they just cemented their position as the cryptocurrency presidential candidate for the 2020 election race. Andrew Yang released a statement on cryptocurrency and digital assets yesterday, making a bid to regulate virtual assets if elected. If Yang wins the 2020 race he wants to promote innovation and economic growth by creating clear guidelines for digital assets. He thinks people and businesses should be able to invest without fear of a sudden random change in regulations. The presidential candidate believes the underlying challenge that needs to be addressed is… This story continues at The Next Web

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12:45 Yahoo.com BusinessFinCEN Takes First Enforcement Action Against P2P Cryptocurrency Exchanger

The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has assessed a civil money penalty for a California resident accused of wilfully violating money transmission laws in his work as a peer-to-peer exchanger of virtual currencies. The news was announced in an official FinCEN news release on April 18. FinCEN — the U.S. Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit — says the move represents its first enforcement action against a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchanger.

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12:33 Yahoo.com BusinessIn First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws

U.S. regulator FinCEN has for the first time penalized a cryptocurrency trader for breaking anti-money laundering rules.

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12:33 Yahoo.com BusinessKey Bitcoin Indicators Rage Bullish as Crypto Gains $40 Billion in 1 Month

By CCN.com: Over the past 24 hours, the bitcoin price briefly surpassed the $5,300 mark in a short-term spike but retraced back to the $5,200 region. In the past 30 days, as the bitcoin price gained 31.3 percent against the U.S. dollar, the valuation of the crypto market increased by $40 billion.

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12:10 Yahoo.com BusinessThree countries race to be the first to issue a sovereign Bitcoin bond

Afghanistan, Tunisia, and Uzbekistan are set to race each other to become the first nation to issue a sovereign Bitcoin bond, according to the Asia Times. The news was announced at the annual Spring Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund held in Washington between April 4 and April 14. Khalil Sediq, governor at the Central Bank of Afghanistan, told the Asia Times that the country is considering issuing a sovereign Bitcoin bond. If it does, the bond will be issued through blockchain technology as a tool to raise $5.7 billion in private-sector investment for the country’s mining, energy, and agriculture sectors. He went on to discuss how Bitcoin could be The post Three countries race to be the first to issue a sovereign Bitcoin bond appeared first on Coin

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11:58 CryptoCoinsNews.comKey Bitcoin Indicators Rage Bullish as Crypto Gains $40 Billion in 1 Month

By CCN.com: Over the past 24 hours, the bitcoin price briefly surpassed the $5,300 mark in a short-term spike but retraced back to the $5,200 region. In the past 30 days, as the bitcoin price gained 31.3 percent against the U.S. dollar, the valuation of the crypto market increased by $40 billion. Strong performances of alternative cryptocurrencies such as Enjin Coin and Binance Coin, which recorded 404 percent and 266 percent year-to-date gains respectively, pushed the momentum of the crypto market further. Technical Indicators Showing Bullish Trend For Bitcoin For the first time since May 2015, a technical indicator called
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11:46 CoinDesk.comIn First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws

U.S. regulator FinCEN has for the first time penalized a cryptocurrency trader for breaking anti-money laundering rules.

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11:23 Yahoo.com BusinessThe Reserve Bank of India announces fintech regulatory sandbox; excludes cryptocurrency projects

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the framework for its fintech regulatory sandbox. While the regulatory sandbox invites blockchain projects to take part, it excludes any cryptocurrency-related businesses—enumerating cryptocurrency services, trading, or Initial Coin Offerings in its exclusions list.The post The Reserve Bank of India announces fintech regulatory sandbox; excludes cryptocurrency projects appeared first on The Block.

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09:03 Yahoo.com BusinessPro-Bitcoin Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Slams ‘Onerous’ Bitlicense

By CCN.com: 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang believes that “clear” regulations are needed for cryptocurrencies, and he specifically calls the Bitlicense “onerous” on his crypto policy page. Aside from John McAfee and other third-party candidates, Yang’s statements on cryptocurrency are probably the most positive we have seen in a presidential candidate.

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08:39 CryptoCoinsNews.comPro-Bitcoin Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Slams ‘Onerous’ Bitlicense

By CCN.com: 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang believes that “clear” regulations are needed for cryptocurrencies, and he specifically calls the Bitlicense “onerous” on his crypto policy page. Aside from John McAfee and other third-party candidates, Yang’s statements on cryptocurrency are probably the most positive we have seen in a presidential candidate. Clearer Regulations Needed Yang’s page says: Currently, different departments of the federal government consider digital assets as property, commodities, or securities. Some states have onerous regulations in the space, such as NY’s BitLicense. Navigating this has had a chilling effect on the US digital asset market. The Bitlicense
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07:54 Yahoo.com BusinessAragon Vote Aims to Restrict Ethereum App from Funding Polkadot Blockchain

Aragon is getting ready to vote on two contentious governance proposals. One encourages expanding operations outside of the ethereum network to include blockchain interoperability platform Polkadot. The other does not. Which proposal will Aragon token holders favor?

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07:20 CoinDesk.comAragon Vote Aims to Restrict Ethereum App from Funding Polkadot Blockchain

Aragon is getting ready to vote on two contentious governance proposals. One encourages expanding operations outside of the ethereum network to include blockchain interoperability platform Polkadot. The other does not. Which proposal will Aragon token holders favor?

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05:27 Yahoo.com BusinessUndervalued Bitcoin Is in an ‘Accumulation Phase,’ Says Analyst

By CCN: Bitcoin’s gains may not be parabolic, but the price is moving steadily higher. With BTC currently hovering at the $5,300 level, the mood around crypto has improved tremendously. Nonetheless, the bitcoin price continues to trade 75% below its peak. A new report by Adamant Capital suggests that the smart money represented by BTC whales is in an “accumulation” phase. This chapter reflects the “last phase of the bear market.” The firm, which runs a bitcoin alpha fund, is advising value investors that now’s the time to buy. Once the BTC bulls solidify their grip, the bitcoin price is

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05:15 CryptoCoinsNews.comUndervalued Bitcoin Will Be a ‘Multi-Trillion Dollar Asset Class,’ Says Analyst

By CCN: Bitcoin’s gains may not be parabolic, but the price is moving steadily higher. With BTC currently hovering at the $5,300 level, the mood around crypto has improved tremendously. Nonetheless, the bitcoin price continues to trade 75% below its peak. A new report by Adamant Capital suggests that the smart money represented by BTC whales is in an “accumulation” phase. This chapter reflects the “last phase of the bear market.” The firm, which runs a bitcoin alpha fund, is advising value investors that now’s the time to buy. Once the BTC bulls solidify their grip, the bitcoin price is
The post Undervalued Bitcoin Will Be a ‘Multi-Trillion Dollar Asset Class,’ Says Analyst appeared first on CCN

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05:04 CryptoCoinsNews.comUndervalued Bitcoin Is in an ‘Accumulation Phase,’ Says Analyst

By CCN: Bitcoin’s gains may not be parabolic, but the price is moving steadily higher. With BTC currently hovering at the $5,300 level, the mood around crypto has improved tremendously. Nonetheless, the bitcoin price continues to trade 75% below its peak. A new report by Adamant Capital suggests that the smart money represented by BTC whales is in an “accumulation” phase. This chapter reflects the “last phase of the bear market.” The firm, which runs a bitcoin alpha fund, is advising value investors that now’s the time to buy. Once the BTC bulls solidify their grip, the bitcoin price is
The post Undervalued Bitcoin Is in an ‘Accumulation Phase,’ Says Analyst appeared first on CCN

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04:19 Yahoo.com BusinessOfficial Chinese Currency Renminbi to Become Cryptocurrency, Expert Says

Donald Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute,  stated that the official Chinese currency, the renminbi (RMB), will become a cryptocurrency, in an interview with Bloomberg on April 17. In the interview, Tapscott revealed that he had recently been at a meeting with the vice-chairman of the Communist Party in China, who recalled that President Xi Jinping thinks that blockchain is one of the most important technologies for the future of the country.

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00:02 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Price: Textbook Stock Trading Indicator Forecasts 31% Rally

The bitcoin price could attempt a runup towards $6,800 in the near-term, according to one popular stock trading indicator. Bitcoin on the Verge of a Bump-And-Run Reversal? Dubbed a Bump-and-Run Reversal (BARR), the pattern includes three crucial phases before an asset undergoes a full-blown breakout session. $BTC. Literally a textbook BARR bottom. Hint: This means bears are fucked. pic.twitter.com/5ZUMGCXMIt — B.Biddles (@thalamu_) April 14, 2019 First, the “Lead-in” phase sees the asset consolidating sideways under a slightly declined trendline. The next stage is the “Bump” phase, in which the price experiences a sharp decline accompanied by substantial volume. The asset

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00:01 BitcoinMagazine.comMueller Report: Russia Used Bitcoin to Fund DNC Hacks

An intelligence branch of the Russian government used bitcoin to fund its cyberwarfare efforts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Mueller Report claims.
The culmination of a two-year investigation, the “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election” details the findings that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team uncovered during their inquiry into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to hamper Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run for the presidency. United States Attorney General William Barr claimed in late March that the investigation found no evidence of such collusion, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a redacted version of the full report on April 18, 2019.
Within the mammoth write-up, a small section details bitcoin’s role in

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18.04.2019
23:51 Yahoo.com BusinessAs ICO Business Dried up, This Firm’s Headcount Fell From 120 to 50

Significant layoffs at Ambisafe tell the tale of another ICO services startup that got too big in 2018.

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23:50 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price: Textbook Stock Trading Indicator Forecasts 31% Rally

The bitcoin price could attempt a runup towards $6,800 in the near-term, according to one popular stock trading indicator. Bitcoin on the Verge of a Bump-And-Run Reversal? Dubbed a Bump-and-Run Reversal (BARR), the pattern includes three crucial phases before an asset undergoes a full-blown breakout session. $BTC. Literally a textbook BARR bottom. Hint: This means bears are fucked. pic.twitter.com/5ZUMGCXMIt — B.Biddles (@thalamu_) April 14, 2019 First, the “Lead-in” phase sees the asset consolidating sideways under a slightly declined trendline. The next stage is the “Bump” phase, in which the price experiences a sharp decline accompanied by substantial volume. The asset
The post Bitcoin Price: Textbook Stock Trading Indicator Forecasts 31% Rally appeared first on CCN

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23:16 CoinDesk.comAs ICO Business Dried up, This Firm’s Headcount Fell From 120 to 50

Significant layoffs at Ambisafe tell the tale of another ICO services startup that got too big in 2018.

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22:54 Yahoo.com BusinessCraig Wright Wants to Prove He’s Bitcoin Creator Satoshi, In Court

By CCN: Australian crypto entrepreneur Craig Wright insists he’s bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto and is eager to prove his claims in court. On April 14, Wright fired off several angry letters, threatening to sue crypto podcaster Peter McCormack and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Wright accused McCormack and Buterin of defaming him when they called him “a fraud” and said he was lying when he says he’s Satoshi Nakamoto. Craig Wright: Vitalik Buterin Defamed Me Wright told Bloomberg he’s targeting Buterin and McCormack because they’re high-profile members of the crypto community, so what they say carries some authority. “I am mainly

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22:43 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Hovers Over $5,250 as Top Cryptos See Growth

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) hovers over the $5,300 mark. Bitcoin is up almost 1% on the day, trading at $5,297 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Ethereum (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by market cap, which is nearly $18.5 billion.

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22:30 CryptoCoinsNews.comCraig Wright Wants to Prove He’s Bitcoin Creator Satoshi, In Court

By CCN: Australian crypto entrepreneur Craig Wright insists he’s bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto and is eager to prove his claims in court. On April 14, Wright fired off several angry letters, threatening to sue crypto podcaster Peter McCormack and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Wright accused McCormack and Buterin of defaming him when they called him “a fraud” and said he was lying when he says he’s Satoshi Nakamoto. Craig Wright: Vitalik Buterin Defamed Me Wright told Bloomberg he’s targeting Buterin and McCormack because they’re high-profile members of the crypto community, so what they say carries some authority. “I am mainly
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21:22 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin’s Most-Hated Regulatory Regime Could Be Bakkt’s Last Hope

By CCN: Intercontinental Exchange’s high-profile Bitcoin project, Bakkt, has faced severe pushback from the CFTC due to a fundamental concern about how its cryptocurrency assets will be stored. In response, Bakkt is looking to obtain a BitLicense and manage custody of the coins themselves. Unfortunately for ICE and associates, BitLicenses can take years to receive. New York’s BitLicense: A Historically Slow Process

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20:58 BitcoinMagazine.comFive Years in the Making, Bisq Exchange Launches Its Bitcoin DAO

Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) are one of crypto's more novel and ambitious applications — one that Bitcoin, until recently, has had nothing to do with.
In practice, they're a bit younger than Bitcoin forks and older than smart contract-focused blockchains. The idea is that you can devise a decentralized governance system using the blockchain's cryptographic controls — rule of code, so to speak. Using tokenomics and technical schemes, the DAO affects certain laws over its participants, incentivizes them to play by the rules and encourages the community to hold itself accountable.
Dan Larimer's BitShares, with its delegated proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, was the first DAO, followed by Dash. Since these trailblazers went live, DAO endeavors have become dominated by the Ethereum ecosystem, including, most notably,

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20:58 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin’s Most-Hated Regulatory Regime Could Be Bakkt’s Last Hope

By CCN: Intercontinental Exchange’s high-profile Bitcoin project, Bakkt, has faced severe pushback from the CFTC due to a fundamental concern about how its cryptocurrency assets will be stored. In response, Bakkt is looking to obtain a BitLicense and manage custody of the coins themselves. Unfortunately for ICE and associates, BitLicenses can take years to receive. New York’s BitLicense: A Historically Slow Process As CCN reported, Bitstamp waited over three years to receive a BitLicense, which give crypto firms permission to operate in New York. The state’s Department of Financial Services has picked up the pace of issuing BitLicenses, but all
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19:14 CryptoCoinsNews.comManhattan DA Indicts Dark Web Drug Dealers for Laundering $2.3 Million in Bitcoin

By CCN.com: The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office indicted three men for allegedly laundering $2.3 million in crypto by using debit cards pre-loaded with bitcoin and withdrawing large amounts of cash at ATMs in New York and New Jersey. The trio was also charged with operating bogus storefronts on the dark web that sold illegal drugs, including counterfeit Xanax tablets, the DA’s Office announced in a statement. Money-Laundering and Criminal Drug Sales Chester Anderson, Jarrett Codd, and Ronald MacCarty were indicted with multiple felonies, including money-laundering, identity theft, and criminal sale of a controlled substance to buyers in 43 states. Counterfeit
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19:14 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Fees Jump to Nearly 1-Year Highs – But Why?

The average fees required to send a bitcoin transaction are on the rise again, hitting their highest level in nearly a year in early April.

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18:29 Yahoo.com BusinessJapan requires cryptocurrency exchanges to tighten cold wallet security, source claims

Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) is planning to force cryptocurrency exchanges to tighten their security, particularly by strengthening internal oversight over cold wallets, a source told Reuters.The post Japan requires cryptocurrency exchanges to tighten cold wallet security, source claims appeared first on The Block.

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18:17 Yahoo.com BusinessNotre Dame Fire is a Terrible Reason to Burn Your Bitcoin

Over a billion dollars have been raised for the reconstruction of Notre Dame. People with deep pockets have seized the opportunity to throw their money around, and Binance refuses to miss a marketing opportunity. The exchange has an ongoing campaign to raise donations from the crypto public and its users – either anonymously or not. Unfortunately, the anonymous option doesn’t come with the ability to send privacy coins. Only Bitcoin, Binance Coin, and Ethereum are accepted for donations. French government may accept bitcoin donations. CZ is on it The French government is looking into accepting crypto, Bloomberg reports, but the

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18:17 Yahoo.com BusinessThree benefits of trading cryptocurrency

Trading cryptocurrency can be stressful, emotional, and addictive. Despite this, many people choose to trade cryptocurrency on a daily basis looking for the ultimate underrated gem and hoping that it one day shoots to the moon. Whilst this is unlikely for many cryptocurrencies, it still doesn’t stop people buying low and trying to sell high. Although there can be plenty of pain in trading cryptocurrency, here are three benefits you might gain. A deep knowledge of the market and your emotions Unless you get extremely lucky, you are more than likely going to lose money trading cryptocurrency without doing sufficient research. This means that you need to have a basic understanding of both the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies as well The post Three benefits of trading cryptocurrency appeared first on Coin

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18:05 CryptoCoinsNews.comNotre Dame Fire Donations – A Terrible Reason to Burn Your Bitcoin

Over a billion dollars have been raised for the reconstruction of Notre Dame. People with deep pockets have seized the opportunity to throw their money around, and Binance refuses to miss a marketing opportunity. The exchange has an ongoing campaign to raise donations from the crypto public and its users – either anonymously or not. Unfortunately, the anonymous option doesn’t come with the ability to send privacy coins. Only Bitcoin, Binance Coin, and Ethereum are accepted for donations. French government may accept bitcoin donations. CZ is on it The French government is looking into accepting crypto, Bloomberg reports, but the
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17:43 SputnikNews.comYouTuber Claims PewDiePie May Be Backing a Cryptocurrency SCAM

Stopping short of making actual accusations against the live streaming service, the vlogger warned that “there’s a lot of shady stuff” related to the platform and urged content creators to be careful about transferring their channels there.

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17:41 CryptoCoinsNews.comJohn McAfee Triggers Countdown to Unmask Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakmoto

Taking a breather from making $1 million Bitcoin forecasts, it appears that John McAfee has a new narrative to pursue. Namely, the polarizing tech entrepreneur is aiming for the greatest mystery in all of Cryptocurrency, “Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?” I protected the identity of Satoshi. It's time, though, that this be put to bed. Imposters claim to be him, we are spending time and energy in search of him – It's a waste. Every day I will narrow down the identity of Satoshi until he reveals himself, or I reveal him. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 17, 2019 Apparently, John
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17:31 Yahoo.com BusinessSurpassing Ethereum was a ‘big moment for us’ admits IOST CEO

While the crypto winter has brought many blockchain projects to their knees, others have surfaced stronger and bolder than ever before. Take the self-dubbed ‘application-friendly’ blockchain network (read Ethereum competitor) IOST. The Beijing-headquartered team launched its mainnet six months ahead of schedule at the end of February – the ‘only’ project to have done so. With the lofty goal of going head to head with far larger blockchains such as Ethereum, IOTA, and EOS, CEO Jimmy Zhong spoke to Coin Rivet about how it felt surpassing Ethereum, what IOST’s plans are next, and why he believes that IOST will become the “go-to blockchain network for mainstream adoption”. Breaking a new transaction record within weeks of launch Not everyone’s heard of IOST. The post Surpassing Ethereum was a ‘big moment for us’

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17:08 Yahoo.com BusinessThis Billionaire Investor is ‘More and More Bullish’ in Crypto and Bitcoin

Michael Novogratz, the billionaire founder of Galaxy Digital formerly of Fortress Investment Group, has said he has become much more bullish in bitcoin and crypto in recent months. “I am more and more bullish BTC and our whole space,” he said despite the bitcoin price being down about 74 percent from its all-time high. Why Investors are More Bullish in Bitcoin Now In many ways, the crypto sector has demonstrated strong efforts to move towards the right direction to create a more secure, transparent, and regulated market. Companies like Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, stepped up efforts to prevent

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16:55 CryptoCoinsNews.comThis Billionaire Investor is ‘More and More Bullish’ in Crypto and Bitcoin

Michael Novogratz, the billionaire founder of Galaxy Digital formerly of Fortress Investment Group, has said he has become much more bullish in bitcoin and crypto in recent months. “I am more and more bullish BTC and our whole space,” he said despite the bitcoin price being down about 74 percent from its all-time high. Why Investors are More Bullish in Bitcoin Now In many ways, the crypto sector has demonstrated strong efforts to move towards the right direction to create a more secure, transparent, and regulated market. Companies like Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, stepped up efforts to prevent
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16:32 Yahoo.com BusinessBinance Births its Own Decentralized Blockchain to Challenge Ethereum

By CCN.com: Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange with over 10 million users, has launched its own blockchain – the Binance Chain mainnet today, a highly anticipated blockchain protocol aimed to support decentralized exchanges (DEX). Binance will also open a decentralized exchange next week. Today marks the birth of a new genesis block. Who's ready? pic.twitter.com/AF1hVtFXzt — Binance (@binance) April 18, 2019 Binance Coin (BNB), the native token of Binance, will operate as the main cryptocurrency of Binance Chain and will be moved from the Ethereum network. Currently, BNB remains as the most valuable token on Ethereum as an ERC20

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16:21 Yahoo.com BusinessA terrorist group in Syria is reportedly turning to Bitcoin to raise funds

A powerful terrorist group in Syria is reportedly promoting the use of Bitcoin to raise funds due to its anonymity and ease of use. The Independent claims that a powerful jihadi group in Syria known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) – a coalition of rebel groups that includes a former affiliate of al-Qaeda – is encouraging the use of popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin among its followers, calling it “one of the most important inventions of the last decade”. The group has been promoting the virtues of crypto in its weekly magazine. Reportedly, the article lists a number of advantages for using Bitcoin, arguing that it is safe because of the anonymity it offers and the lack of restriction on its usage. The post A terrorist group in Syria is reportedly turning to Bitcoin to raise funds appeared first on Coin

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16:20 CoinDesk.comBinance Reveals Timeline for BNB Cryptocurrency’s Move Off Ethereum

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance released details of how its native token BNB will soon be moved from ethereum to its native public blockchain.

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16:10 TheNextWeb.comReport: Cryptocurrency ransomware payments up 90%, thanks to Ryuk

Ransomware attacks are still doing the rounds and one in particular appears to be gaining pace. Cryptocurrency payments made to ransomware attackers increased nearly 90 percent in Q1 2019 over the previous quarter, according to ransomware support firm Coveware’s latest report. In the first quarter of the year, the average daily ransom being paid to attackers rose to $12,762 from $6,733 in Q4 2018. According to the report, an increase in expensive infections is responsible for the jump. As ever, Bitcoin remains the most popular payment method for ransomware; 98 percent of attacks ask for the cryptocurrency as payment. Coveware… This story continues at The Next Web

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16:08 CryptoCoinsNews.comBinance Births its Own Decentralized Blockchain to Challenge Ethereum

By CCN.com: Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange with over 10 million users, has launched its own blockchain – the Binance Chain mainnet today, a highly anticipated blockchain protocol aimed to support decentralized exchanges (DEX). Binance will also open a decentralized exchange next week. Today marks the birth of a new genesis block. Who's ready? pic.twitter.com/AF1hVtFXzt — Binance (@binance) April 18, 2019 Binance Coin (BNB), the native token of Binance, will operate as the main cryptocurrency of Binance Chain and will be moved from the Ethereum network. Currently, BNB remains as the most valuable token on Ethereum as an ERC20
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15:57 Yahoo.com Business‘Thailand Wants Us Killed’: U.S. Bitcoin Retiree Accused of Building Micronation Faces Death Penalty

By CCN.com: A U.S. Bitcoin investor who dreamed of a life free of governments now risks losing not just his freedom but also his life. Michigan native Chad Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend Supranee Thepdet (AKA Nadia Summergirl) have claimed that Thailand wants them killed. Their crime? Living on a seastead (a floating house built on sea) that was put up in international waters. The bitcoin investor’s floating house was stationed 14 nautical miles off the coast of Thailand. According to the 1982 UN Conventions on the Law of the Sea, ‘every State has the right to establish the breadth

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15:33 CryptoCoinsNews.com‘Thailand Wants Us Killed’: U.S. Bitcoin Retiree Accused of Building Micronation Faces Death Penalty

By CCN.com: A U.S. Bitcoin investor who dreamed of a life free of governments now risks losing not just his freedom but also his life. Michigan native Chad Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend Supranee Thepdet (AKA Nadia Summergirl) have claimed that Thailand wants them killed. Their crime? Living on a seastead (a floating house built on sea) that was put up in international waters. The bitcoin investor’s floating house was stationed 14 nautical miles off the coast of Thailand. According to the 1982 UN Conventions on the Law of the Sea, ‘every State has the right to establish the breadth
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14:12 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Price Indicator Turns Bullish in First Since Early 2018

The widely-followed MACD indicator has turned bullish for the first time in over a year, backing up signs of a long-term bitcoin bull reversal. 

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13:26 TheNextWeb.comFor the love of Satoshi, don’t give your Bitcoin to rebuild Notre Dame

A significant chunk of the famous Notre Dame cathedral burned down earlier this week, and now France’s government is mulling whether to accept cryptocurrency to rebuild it—but please, for the love of Satoshi, keep your Bitcoin. The world anxiously watched fire rip through Notre Dame’s twelfth century framework on Monday afternoon. French minister for digital affairs Cedric O later said he’s open to discussing ways to accept digital money donations, Bloomberg reports. Cryptocurrency companies also felt obliged to weasel into public discourse. Digital asset exchange Binance launched a “charity” drive for Notre Dame, and promised any cryptocurrency sent would be given to France and the Archdiocese… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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13:25 Yahoo.com BusinessRipple (XRP) Price Rises 3% But the Swell Looks Doomed

By CCN.com – Ripple Labs is a big mover this Thursday, as the company saw its XRP token rise as much as 3-percent since the Asian session open. The XRP-to-dollar exchange rate formed an intraday high towards $0.344 after spending an entire week in a red zone. The pair jumped on moderate volume with traders changing hands the same as they did in the previous sessions. Therefore, onlookers could not establish the latest XRP price move as a breakout. More likely, it was a bounce back which had more probability of fading away in the upcoming trading sessions.

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13:13 Yahoo.com BusinessLatest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD)

The Litecoin (LTC) market seems to be falling off a cliff following its most recent rally. Litecoin is currently trading at around $79 after a 5% drop since last week. As mentioned earlier in the week, LTC has seen exponential growth since the beginning of March, leading the current mini bull run with a massive 40% increase in price. However, it seems LTC has now started to consolidate closer to its 200-day EMA. Looking at the chart above, the 200-day EMA has already crossed both the 50 and 20-day EMAs, and LTC is still trading above that support level, which sits at around $68. The 50-day EMA, which sits at around $58, is also showing strong support for consolidation above The post Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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13:13 CryptoCoinsNews.comRipple (XRP) Price Rises 3% But the Swell Looks Doomed

By CCN.com – Ripple Labs is a big mover this Thursday, as the company saw its XRP token rise as much as 3-percent since the Asian session open. The XRP-to-dollar exchange rate formed an intraday high towards $0.344 after spending an entire week in a red zone. The pair jumped on moderate volume with traders changing hands the same as they did in the previous sessions. Therefore, onlookers could not establish the latest XRP price move as a breakout. More likely, it was a bounce back which had more probability of fading away in the upcoming trading sessions. Ripple as
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12:14 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Going Mainstream Might Hinge on New York Crypto License

Now, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange is turning to state watchdogs to get the project over the goal line. ICE’s plan is to create a highly regulated Bitcoin ecosystem that would encourage pension funds, endowments and other institutions to invest more money in the space, and make it much easier for consumers to buy products with the cryptocurrency. The venture, announced to much fanfare in August, has lined up big-name backers, including Starbucks Inc. and Microsoft Inc.

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11:51 Yahoo.com BusinessOKCoin Exchange Invests in Crypto Custody Firm Prime Trust

Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin has invested an undisclosed amount in crypto custody provider Prime Trust.

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11:39 CoinDesk.comOKCoin Exchange Invests in Crypto Custody Firm Prime Trust

Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin has invested an undisclosed amount in crypto custody provider Prime Trust.

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11:16 Yahoo.com BusinessWhat is a cryptocurrency index fund?

For people who don’t have time to track the cryptocurrency market or stay up to date with the latest news, a cryptocurrency index fund is probably the safest way to invest in digital coins. With over 1,500 cryptocurrencies on the market, it’s hard to tell which of them is a good investment. High risks often generate high returns. But what happens if you invest more than you can afford to lose? A cryptocurrency index fund is one of the easiest ways to put your money in cryptocurrency, even if you aren’t familiar with the industry. It works like any other index fund in the financial market, except that it follows digital assets instead of stocks or bonds. How a cryptocurrency The post What is a cryptocurrency index fund? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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10:29 Yahoo.com BusinessNext Bitcoin Bull Run Slays 2017’s ‘Hype-Driven’ $20,000 High: Researcher

By CCN.com: Tom Shaughnessy, a co-founder at Delphi Digital, an independent research boutique for institutional-grade analysis, believes the next bull run of bitcoin will be bigger than the previous rally. “The last BTC bull run was driven by hype around magical internet money. The next one will be driven by an actual macro based understanding of the benefits of a non-sovereign, capped, digital SoV bolstered by lightning. The next bull run will be bigger,” he said. As bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency market matures, researchers like Shaughnessy foresee the demand for decentralized alternative cryptocurrencies and stores of value

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10:04 CryptoCoinsNews.comNext Bitcoin Bull Run Slays 2017’s ‘Hype-Driven’ $20,000 High: Researcher

By CCN.com: Tom Shaughnessy, a co-founder at Delphi Digital, an independent research boutique for institutional-grade analysis, believes the next bull run of bitcoin will be bigger than the previous rally. “The last BTC bull run was driven by hype around magical internet money. The next one will be driven by an actual macro based understanding of the benefits of a non-sovereign, capped, digital SoV bolstered by lightning. The next bull run will be bigger,” he said. As bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency market matures, researchers like Shaughnessy foresee the demand for decentralized alternative cryptocurrencies and stores of value
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08:43 South China Morning PostThailand wants us killed: Bitcoin couple who lived in ocean shack

No markets, no capitalism, no governments, no rent. That was the dream when Nadia Summergirl and her boyfriend Chad Elwartowski decided to swap their former lives as bitcoin investors for a life at sea, setting up in an isolated shack 14 nautical miles off the coast of Thailand. And things had seemed to be going so smoothly – until Saturday, that is, when the Thai navy turned up to accuse them of trying to establish a breakaway nation, an offence punishable by death. Summergirl, whose real…

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01:30 Yahoo.com BusinessWorld’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Wants to Help Rebuild Notre Dame

By CCN: Binance, the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, is stepping up efforts in the crypto community to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The iconic 900-year-old Catholic church literally went up in flames after being destroyed by a massive fire. Authorities are still investigating the suspicious cause of the raging blaze. ‘Bring Crypto to Religion!’ Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao threw down the gauntlet to the crypto industry, urging them to help restore the historic landmark and show the world that bitcoin can be a force for good. “If we can push crypto to the last mile of the

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01:08 CryptoCoinsNews.comWorld’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Wants to Help Rebuild Notre Dame

By CCN: Binance, the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, is stepping up efforts in the crypto community to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The iconic 900-year-old Catholic church literally went up in flames after being destroyed by a massive fire. Authorities are still investigating the suspicious cause of the raging blaze. ‘Bring Crypto to Religion!’ Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao threw down the gauntlet to the crypto industry, urging them to help restore the historic landmark and show the world that bitcoin can be a force for good. “If we can push crypto to the last mile of the
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00:23 CoinDesk.comBinance’s Singapore Fiat-to-Bitcoin Exchange Is Launching Next Week

Binance will launch its new fiat-to-crypto platform in Singapore next week, chief financial officer Wei Zhou said.

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23:26 Yahoo.com BusinessMajor Milestone for Cryptocurrency Cardano ADA With the Upgrade “Shelley”

Cardano (ADA) ranked the tenth most popular cryptocurrency with a market cap of $2.162 billion has just completed an upgrade dubbed ‘Shelley’ which will see the network advance towards its goal of full decentralization The Shelley era is about moving beyond the federated epoch and handing control of the ledger over to the community via stake pools.   The price of Cardano against the USD is hovering at around $0.083. Cardano started off as a blockchain project under founder Hoskinson, who is also the co-founder of Ethereum. Cardano was released on September 29, 2017.   Hoskinson tweeted: The soul of Shelley is

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23:14 CryptoCoinsNews.comMajor Milestone for Cryptocurrency Cardano ADA With the Upgrade “Shelley”

Cardano (ADA) ranked the tenth most popular cryptocurrency with a market cap of $2.162 billion has just completed an upgrade dubbed ‘Shelley’ which will see the network advance towards its goal of full decentralization The Shelley era is about moving beyond the federated epoch and handing control of the ledger over to the community via stake pools.   The price of Cardano against the USD is hovering at around $0.083. Cardano started off as a blockchain project under founder Hoskinson, who is also the co-founder of Ethereum. Cardano was released on September 29, 2017.   Hoskinson tweeted: The soul of Shelley is
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22:05 TheNextWeb.comCoinbase expands cryptocurrency trading services across 11 new markets

Coinbase, one of the longest serving exchanges in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, is expanding its services across Latin America and Southeast Asia. As a result of the expansion, cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Zealand will now be able to access the company’s crypto-to-crypto trading services. The expansion means Coinbase is now available to customers in 53 countries. In December last year, Coinbase expanded its services into Andorra, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Lithuania, and Iceland. Today’s news comes approximately a week after the San Francisco-based company announced the… This story continues at The Next Web

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22:05 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Faithful Ignore Crypto Donation Drive to Rebuild Notre Dame

By CCN: The crypto community has remained curiously silent in response to a bitcoin donation drive that was launched to raise money for rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. 900-Year-Old Catholic Church Ravaged by Fire The iconic 900-year-old Catholic church was destroyed by a massive blaze on April 15. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. The tragedy devastated millions of French citizens, as well as the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. This is the moment the iconic spire of the Notre-Dame cathedral collapsed, as a fire engulfed the 12th century building in Paris.

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21:52 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Faithful Ignore Crypto Donation Drive to Rebuild Notre Dame

By CCN: The crypto community has remained curiously silent in response to a bitcoin donation drive that was launched to raise money for rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. 900-Year-Old Catholic Church Ravaged by Fire The iconic 900-year-old Catholic church was destroyed by a massive blaze on April 15. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. The tragedy devastated millions of French citizens, as well as the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. This is the moment the iconic spire of the Notre-Dame cathedral collapsed, as a fire engulfed the 12th century building in Paris.
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21:06 Yahoo.com BusinessBrexit’s Surprising Side-Effect: Stiffer Bitcoin Regulations

By CCN: The prolonged process for withdrawing from the European Union may have resulted in great uncertainty, but the UK’s financial watchdog is sure about what it wants post-Brexit – more muscle to oversee bitcoin and the crypto industry at large. According to the Financial Conduct Authority’s business plan for 2019/2020, the regulator will urge Her Majesty’s Treasury to boost its enforcement powers in the crypto sector ahead of Brexit. Per FCA’s chief executive, Andrew Bailey, UK’s EU withdrawal is the body’s most pressing and urgent challenge.

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20:54 CryptoCoinsNews.comBrexit’s Surprising Side-Effect: Stiffer Bitcoin Regulations

By CCN: The prolonged process for withdrawing from the European Union may have resulted in great uncertainty, but the UK’s financial watchdog is sure about what it wants post-Brexit – more muscle to oversee bitcoin and the crypto industry at large. According to the Financial Conduct Authority’s business plan for 2019/2020, the regulator will urge Her Majesty’s Treasury to boost its enforcement powers in the crypto sector ahead of Brexit. Per FCA’s chief executive, Andrew Bailey, UK’s EU withdrawal is the body’s most pressing and urgent challenge. Andrew Bailey on our Business Plan 2019/20 https://t.co/4Juptx0QcY pic.twitter.com/d5guGsyJtV — FCA (@TheFCA) April
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20:07 Yahoo.com BusinessEY Makes Privacy Enhanced Ethereum Tech Public Domain

By CCN: In four-to-six weeks, a blockchain product developed by Ernst & Young (EY), one of the “big four” professional services organizations, will be made public domain (open source). Privacy and Public Blockchains: A Tall Order From Large Enterprise Dubbed “EY Ops Chain Public Edition,” the technology uses zero-knowledge proofs to give permissions to transaction information similar to Monero and other privacy coins. Only those with the keys to see the actual transaction information will be able to do so. EY believes that privacy-enhancing technologies are crucial to more widespread blockchain adoption, saying in their press release: “For most enterprises

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19:44 CryptoCoinsNews.comEY Makes Privacy Enhanced Ethereum Tech Public Domain

By CCN: In four-to-six weeks, a blockchain product developed by Ernst & Young (EY), one of the “big four” professional services organizations, will be made public domain (open source). Privacy and Public Blockchains: A Tall Order From Large Enterprise Dubbed “EY Ops Chain Public Edition,” the technology uses zero-knowledge proofs to give permissions to transaction information similar to Monero and other privacy coins. Only those with the keys to see the actual transaction information will be able to do so. EY believes that privacy-enhancing technologies are crucial to more widespread blockchain adoption, saying in their press release: “For most enterprises
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19:34 TheNextWeb.comSatoshi’s Treasure hacker claims first keys to $1M Bitcoin prize in minutes

A million-dollar scavenger hunt for Bitcoin commenced just a few days ago, but it only took minutes for one ingenious hacker to complete the first stage without actually going anywhere. Satoshi’s Treasure is an alternate reality game urging players to work together to find private keys hidden in real-world locations. Clues are distributed periodically via a newsletter. Inspired by Ready Player One, the game features leaderboards to show which teams are closest to collecting the prize. There are 1,000 private key fragments in total, and the $1 million worth of Bitcoin is unlocked once 400 have been found. The clues to the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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19:08 Yahoo.com BusinessLitecoin Price Running Out of Gas After Meteoric Rally: Crypto Analyst

By CCN: The litecoin price has been one of the cryptocurrency market’s top performers in 2019, climbing a ridiculous 162 percent since the new year. Among large-cap cryptoassets, only binance coin has performed better, and litecoin’s year-to-date rally leaves the bitcoin price’s 40 percent advance in the dust. However, one team of crypto analysts says the sixth-largest cryptocurrency looks poised for a sell-off. Litecoin Price Likely to Crash Through Support – And That’s OK!

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18:55 CoinDesk.comWinklevoss Capital, Charlie Shrem Settle $26 Million Bitcoin Lawsuit

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have settled their case against Charlie Shrem, whom they previously claimed owed them $26 million worth of bitcoin.

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18:43 CryptoCoinsNews.comLitecoin Price Running Out of Gas After Meteoric Rally: Crypto Analyst

By CCN: The litecoin price has been one of the cryptocurrency market’s top performers in 2019, climbing a ridiculous 162 percent since the new year. Among large-cap cryptoassets, only binance coin has performed better, and litecoin’s year-to-date rally leaves the bitcoin price’s 40 percent advance in the dust. However, one team of crypto analysts says the sixth-largest cryptocurrency looks poised for a sell-off. Litecoin Price Likely to Crash Through Support – And That’s OK! Writing in a note to clients on Wednesday, crypto brokerage BitOoda said that a downward wedge has begun to form on the litecoin chart, suggesting that
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18:19 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Price Will Hit $1 Million in 2020 Because Maths, Stupid: John McAfee

By CCN.com: John McAfee has been really bold when it comes to predicting the price of bitcoin, claiming that each unit of the cryptocurrency will be worth $1 million by the end of 2020. The cybersecurity expert had first said in July 2017 that one bitcoin would be worth $500,000 by the end of 2020. If that didn’t happen, he promised that he’ll do something that none of us probably want to see.

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18:19 Yahoo.com BusinessErnst & Young to release ‘Nightfall’ for the Ethereum blockchain using zero-knowledge proofs

Ernst & Young (EY) – one of the world’s largest professional services firms – has announced its ambitious plans to release a zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) private transaction protocol called ‘Nightfall‘ to aid its corporate clients with using the Ethereum blockchain. The firm announced the move in a press release stating it believes this will “accelerate the adoption of secure, private transactions over public blockchains”. EY claims that for most enterprises and investors, the inability to conduct secure private transactions has been a major obstacle to fully embracing public blockchain networks. The Nightfall project was first announced in October 2018 at the Ethereum Devcon in Prague. Initially, the prototype was a version of EY Ops Chain, which is EY’s flagship blockchain business The post Ernst & Young to

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17:32 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Will Hit $1 Million in 2020 Because Maths, Stupid: John McAfee

By CCN.com: John McAfee has been really bold when it comes to predicting the price of bitcoin, claiming that each unit of the cryptocurrency will be worth $1 million by the end of 2020. The cybersecurity expert had first said in July 2017 that one bitcoin would be worth $500,000 by the end of 2020. If that didn’t happen, he promised that he’ll do something that none of us probably want to see. if not, I will eat my dick on national television. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 17, 2017 But it looks like last year’s crypto bear market hasn’t
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