Monthly Archives: September 2019

Crypto Markets Showing Signs of Recovery, Bitcoin Hovers About $8,200

The cryptocurrency markets are showing signs of recovery, with Bitcoin’s price hovering about the $8,200 mark. Monday, Sept. 30 — Bitcoin (BTC), together with most altcoins, has been trading relatively flat in the last 72 hours, but the overall crypto market seems to be ready to turn around. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin has not yet been able to recover from last Tuesday’s double-digit losses, but the coin is showing signs that a recovery phase might be on the horizon. While billionaire technology investor Mark […]

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Are Trading Vehicles Dragging Crypto Into Maturity?

Crypto derivatives have significant implications on the young market, but are they positive, negative or too difficult to predict? Just a decade ago, speculating on cryptocurrency prices meant figuring out a way to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and add it to your blockchain wallet. This was a feat that was worthy of bragging rights: In 2010, there were few exchanges, low liquidity and barely any infrastructure, meaning that crypto was less a financial instrument and more a digital novelty.  Larger centralized exchanges unlocked the idea that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies […]

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Early Arrival of Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Causes Testnet Split

Ethereum’s system-wide activation of the Istanbul hard fork has arrived two days early and caused a split of the Ropsten testnet. Ethereum’s system-wide activation of the Istanbul hard fork has arrived two days early and caused a split of the Ropsten testnet. Huge miner pushing the non-forked chain On Sept. 30, the community manager of the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson Jameson took to Twitter to explain that there are miners mining on the old Ropsten testnet, while others are already mining on the new one. Cointelegraph previously reported […]

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Price Analysis 30/09: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, LEO

Most major cryptocurrencies have stopped falling. They can start a pullback, which will offer buying opportunities for aggressive traders. Various cryptocurrency operators have joined hands to launch a rating system that will define how close a digital asset resembles a security. On a scale of one to five, one will be awarded to cryptocurrencies that are  least characteristic of a security, whereas five will have the most similarities to a security. This rating system will provide clarity to asset managers who have stayed away due to the […]

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Bitcoin Price Bounces Back to $8.4K but Bearish Bias Remains

Bitcoin bounces back from the drop to $7,800 but bulls are unsure whether the crypto market bottom is in? Bitcoin (BTC) price has had a volatile start to the week. Asia kicked off the trading week with a 4% selloff that brought Bitcoin price from $8,050 to $7,700. The ball was then passed to the Europeans who started a rally which continued through to the New York trading session. By the end of the day, Bitcoin had rallied 8% from the bottom to highs of $8,325, which […]

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Central Banks in Panic Mode – Extreme Tactics Like Helicopter Money Discussed

Central banks worldwide continue to inject more stimulus into the economy as they predict the onset of a new financial crisis. In the face of a sluggish economy, monetary easing, negative interest rates, and ‘normalizing’ the balance sheet is the name of the game these days. Now central banks are contemplating even more unconventional methods of monetary policy like helicopter money to save the economy. Also Read: Money and Democracy: Why You Never Get to Vote on the Most Important Part of Society Rate Cuts, Negative Yeilding […]

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Bittrex Announces New Trading Platform Based in Liechtenstein

Cryptocurrency trading platform Bittrex has announced Bittrex Global, a new platform headquartered in Liechtenstein. Cryptocurrency trading platform Bittrex has announced Bittrex Global, a new platform headquartered in Liechtenstein. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 30, Bittrex is expecting to roll out Bittrex Global at the end of October in the city of Vaduz, Liechtenstein. A fundamental reason for Bittrex’s choice to set up a new trading platform in Liechtenstein is the country’s regulatory clarity toward digital currencies and blockchain technology. New products in accordance […]

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Launch of Binance US Can Have Far-Reaching Effects on Crypto Market

Will Binance’s entry into the U.S. market pave the way for other prominent exchanges as well? From the outside looking in, the United States seems to present a host of amazing financial opportunities. However, when it comes to launching cryptocurrency exchanges or altcoin trading platforms, these possibilities start to dwindle and fade quite rapidly.  In this regard, over the past few years, the U.S. regulatory landscape has seemed so hostile toward the crypto industry that a number of prominent exchange operators have preferred not to serve U.S. […]

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BitPay Undergoes Security and Confidentiality Certification Audit

Major cryptocurrency payment services provider BitPay has undergone a security and confidentiality compliance audit, the Service Organization Control 2. Major cryptocurrency payment services provider BitPay has undergone a security and confidentiality compliance review, the Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2). Per a Sept. 30 press release, business advisory company Aprio confirmed BitPay’s compliance with the SOC 2, a tech audit and a requirement for technology companies that assures that customers’ personal data is kept secure and confidential. Passing an SOC 2 review means that the firm has […]

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Bittrex, Coinbase and Kraken Set up Crypto Rating Council

The heavy hand of regulators has been stifling the growth of the cryptocurrency industry in the U.S. and caused innovators to flock abroad. In a bid to mitigate one aspect of this problem, major players have now created a joint system for rating what constitutes a security token. Also Read: International Crypto Exchange Luno Adds Bitcoin Cash Trading Uniting Against Regulatory Uncertainty A group of digital finance companies has announced the formation of the Crypto Rating Council, a member-operated organization created to help market participants comply with […]

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