Monthly Archives: November 2020

Hodl or spend? Retailers offer Black Friday deals for those paying with cryptocurrency

As crypto enters the mainstream, major retailers are offering discounts and promotions to get customers to pay using cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency adoption is slowly but surely making its way to the mainstream — a notion that has become more apparent as major retailers like PayPal announce support for digital currencies. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that crypto holders may be keen to spend some of their digital currency this holiday season.  According to a new report from Forrester and blockchain payments service provider BitPay, cryptocurrency […]

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Negative Bitcoin headlines affect speculators, not HODLers says Morgan Creek CEO

Yusko claimed “Investors drive long term value, speculators drive current price.” The motivation and time horizon for entering Bitcoin (BTC) will ultimately dictate whether investors succeed in this new asset class, according to crypto pioneer Mark Yusko. On Friday, the CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management commented on the recent wave of negative headlines concerning Bitcoin. In a series of tweets, Yusko said financial institutions are justifiably concerned about Bitcoin’s disruptive impact and will use whatever means they have to slow its adoption. The normal response to […]

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Chinese Police Seize $4.2 Billion in Multiple Cryptocurrencies From Plustoken Ponzi Clampdown

Chinese police have seized more than $4.2 billion worth of crypto assets in its clampdown against the Plustoken Ponzi scheme. According to a court ruling made public on Nov. 26, and shared by The Block, law enforcement confiscated a total of 194,775 bitcoin (BTC), 833,083 ether (ETH), 1.4 million litecoin (LTC), and 27.6 million EOS. They also took 74,167 DASH, 487 million ripple (XRP), 6 billion DOGE, 79,581 bitcoin cash (BCH), and 213,724 tether (USDT). The assets were seized from seven persons convicted during the police crackdown, […]

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KP2R Network: A Decentralized Marketplace for Developers

PRESS RELEASE. The past decade has witnessed a revolution in traditional finance led by the utilization of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology has shown greater use cases since the development of leading coin Bitcoin. It has been used in different sectors of world economics including, health, agriculture, supply management, finance and many more. However, one sector that is in need for blockchain application is the online marketplace industry. Freelancing has become popular with more skilled workers preferring the flexibility of freelance jobs than the restrictive nature of traditional […]

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Institutional money may propel Bitcoin to $250K in one year’s time, says macro investor

According to macro investor Raoul Pal, the latest Bitcoin rally is just the beginning of an institutional-investor-led bull market. Bitcoin may hit $150,000 by November 2021, according to Raoul Pal, founder and CEO of Global Macro Investor and Real Vision — and that would be the most conservative scenario. Pal believes that Bitcoin could even reach $250,000 due to the large amount of institutional money currently flowing into the Bitcoin market. That is what, according to Pal, makes the latest Bitcoin rally fundamentally different from 2017’s crypto […]

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Bitcoin whale clusters show these are the strong support levels

Whale clusters show that the key-short term support areas for Bitcoin are $16,694, $16,411 and $16,064. Since topping out at $19,484, Bitcoin price has struggled to reclaim the $17,000–$18,000 level. As the price continues to decline, traders are targeting key underlying support levels to determine where traders will buy if Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to fall. The immediate support levels based on whale clusters are $16,694, $16,411 and $16,064. Below the $16,000 support, $15,355, $14,914 and $13,740 could serve as macro support areas. Whale clusters form when […]

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Ukrainian government sponsors educational web show about cryptocurrencies

The course teaches citizens the basic concepts and ideals of cryptocurrencies. The Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation released a web series to educate citizens about cryptocurrencies, blockchain and Bitcoin (BTC). The show premiered on Wednesday and was developed in collaboration with Binance, Hacken and Crystal Blockchain as part of the Ukrainian government’s “Diia.Digital Education” program. The show consists of eight episodes of six to 12 minutes each that explain the basic concepts of cryptocurrency and blockchain. The show is hosted by Andriy Onistrat, an entrepreneur and former […]

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CME overtakes OKEx as largest Bitcoin futures market

Bitcoin derivatives trading is on the rise as institutional investors flood the market. CME Group has become the world’s largest Bitcoin (BTC) futures market following a surge in open interest over the past month, industry data shows.  In a Friday tweet, Arcane Research announced that CME had overtaken OKEx as the world’s largest Bitcoin futures market. Citing data from Skew, a market intelligence firm, Arcane said open interest in CME’s Bitcoin futures contract has reached $1.16 billion. OKEx, meanwhile, registered $1.07 billion. “Institutional investors are here,” Arcane […]

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Price analysis 11/27: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LINK, LTC, ADA, DOT, XLM, BNB

Bitcoin’s recent correction is healthy, but several altcoins have lost momentum and could remain range-bound for a few days. Bitcoin’s (BTC) rise above $20,000 will have to wait as the price saw a strong correction which and turned away from reaching a new all-time high. Data suggests that whales decided to book profits when Bitcoin was close to $19,000 and this pulled the price lower. This fall could have resulted in the liquidation of overleveraged positions in the futures market and further aggravated the decline. The current […]

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Decred co-founder explains rationale behind Bitcoin bull and bear cycles

Do Bitcoin’s market cycles depend on its structure as an asset, human psychology, or both? Since its launch approximately 12 years ago, Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a number of bull and bear cycles, each greater than the last. What drives these cycles, however? Decred co-founder Jake Yocom-Piatt claims that the answer lies within the human brain.  “Bitcoin’s bull and bear cycles are functions of generic human psychology, attention spans, and its deterministic and diminishing issuance,” Yocom-Piatt told Cointelegraph. Over the years, various parties have argued different cases […]

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