Monthly Archives: October 2018

Ether Price Analysis: Higher Lows Could Yield Retest of Local High

After two back-to-back weeks of record-setting volume, ether finds itself situated below historic resistance and currently unable to reach its downtrend line: Figure 1: ETH-USD, Weekly Candles, Downtrend and Record-Setting Volume For months, ether has been unable to break its downward trend. And now, after having an enormous amount of buying step in, the market finds itself consolidating sideways while it decides what to do next. Given the high amount of buying pressure that temporarily stopped the price drop, it is likely that a temporary bottom is […]

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Winklevoss’ Gemini Crypto Exchange Secures Insurance Coverage for Custodied Assets

Crypto exchange Gemini Trust Company, LLC has obtained insurance coverage for custodied digital assets from lending services firm Aon. Cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) has secured insurance coverage for custodied digital assets from lending services firm Aon, according to a press release published Oct. 3. Founded in 2014 in New York by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini is now the 50th largest digital currency exchange by 24 hour adjusted trade volume, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Per the press release, Gemini’s digital insurance […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, October 3

Although the crypto bear market is scaring away retail investors, institutional players are using the current fall to invest in various blockchain and crypto firms. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Investment firm Tiger Global is “finishing negotiations” to buy a stake worth about $500 million […]

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Op-Ed: KYC and Stringent Regulations Frustrate New Crypto Entrants

The following opinion piece on crypto regulations was written by Benjamin Pirus, a crypto trader who has written many articles for different ICOs, crypto news outlets, and clients. Government protection and regulations may provide reasons for thankfulness. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t significant frustrations and need for change in the current system. Regulation leads to normal citizens being inhibited or even put at risk in many ways. Definite need for change exists in two particular areas: the current United States accredited investor laws, and current overall KYC […]

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Blockchain May Be The Solution To Avoiding A Hard Irish Border In Brexit

The Irish border has had pretty many challenges with Brexit talks amongst the United Kingdom and the European Union, where it is believed that technology may be the only solution. United Kingdom’s finance minister, Philip Hammond believes that Blockchain technology may be the best way to ensure a fair trade across the Irish border just after Britain exits the European Union. Hammond stated that he was not a professional in Cryptocurrency or Bitcoin, but he believes the best technology is definitely Blockchain. This, as he believes, would […]

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Bitcoin Foundation Challenges “French BitLicense” Proposed in PACTE Bill

On September 23, 2018, the Bitcoin Foundation sent a letter to the French Parliament asking that they reject a new crypto asset amendment being proposed in the PACTE Bill, which deals with the growth and transformation of France’s businesses and the country’s employee savings. The amendment was suggested by members of France’s new social liberal party La Republique En Marche (LREM) on September 21, 2018. Should the amendment pass, it would allow the French government to adopt the recommendations of what’s known as the Landau report, a […]

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JPMorgan’s Focus on Blockchain Is Part of Digital Transformation Roadmap, New Study Reveals

A study into JPMorgan’s digital transformation initiatives has revealed that blockchain is a key technology for the bank’s roadmap. A study into JPMorgan’s digital transformation initiatives has revealed that blockchain is a key technology for the bank’s roadmap, according to a press release published by ResearchAndMarkets.com (RM) October 3. RM has analyzed JPMorgan’s enterprise-wide strategies to secure its “competitive edge” against rival banks, non-financial firms, and fintech startups. The bank has reportedly earmarked $10.8 billion for technology spending in 2018, $5 billion of which will go towards […]

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Under the Tent: A Look at the Latest Openbazaar Marketplace Software

Back in April of 2016 news.Bitcoin.com reviewed the Openbazaar platform the first day the marketplace launched. Since then the application has come a long way with many updates, new features, and the platform most definitely has more users. This week we decided to give the Openbazaar 2.2.5 client a test run and see how much has been improved. Also read: Shapeshift CEO Responds to Wall Street Journal Laundering Claims Testing Out the Openbazaar Client 2.2.5 If you are into cryptocurrencies you’ve likely heard about the open source marketplace […]

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Brave CEO Pens Letter to Senate Committee Asking for GDPR-Like Privacy Regulation

Brendan Eich, the CEO of Brave, has written a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation urging them to implement GDPR-like legislation in the United States. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and works to secure the data and privacy of all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). In addition, it addresses the exporting of personal data outside these two organizations. GDPR seeks to give individuals control over their personal information and simplify the regulatory atmosphere […]

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Lyn Ulbricht Speaks Out on the Anniversary of Her Son’s Incarceration

On the most recent episode of The Tatiana Show, host Tatiana Moroz opened with an interview with Lyn Ulbricht, leader of the Free Ross campaign, to deliver some recent updates with the struggle to petition the carceral state for his clemency. Ross Ulbricht just completed his NTH year of a double life sentence, plus 40 years, as a first-time, nonviolent offender. On the anniversary of his incarceration, his mother described some of the contentious events that helped to put him in jail, the conditions he is living […]

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