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Monday, 22 January

13:27

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/22/2018 Hope for the Bulls! NewsBTC

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price recently broke past the descending trend line resistance and has reached the $13,000 level before making a correction.
  • Applying the Fib extension tool on the breakout move shows the next potential upside targets.
  • Technical indicators are also suggesting a pickup in bullish momentum.

Bitcoin price could be ready for an uptrend as price is completing its retest of a broken descending trend line.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is still below the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the downside, but an upward crossover seems imminent. Once completed, it could indicate a pickup in bullish pressure and draw more buyers back in.

The next upside target could be at the 38.2% extension around $12,580 then the 50% extension closer to the $13,000 mark. Stronger bullish pressure could take it higher to the 61.8% extension at $13,451 then the 76.4% extension near $14,000. The full extension is located at $14,859.

Stochastic is on the  move up to indicate that buyers are present while RSI has more room to climb, so bitcoin price might follow suit. A return in bearish pressure, on the other hand, could put bitcoin price back below the trend line to resume its drop.

Market Factors

Bitcoin price appears to have drawn a boost from more positive updates in South Korea regarding the operation of bitcoin exchanges. At the same time, dollar weakness could be in play for much longer as the US government shutdown persists.

Over the past few days, it has been confirmed that there will be no cryptocurrency ban in South Korea and that bitcoin futures might even be allowed. Keep in mind that this Asian nation accounts for majority of bitcoin activity worldwide, so the news could revive volumes in the days ahead.

In other parts of the world like China and India, there are still efforts to limit bitcoin trading.

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11:30

Consumer Protection Association Slams Bank for Blocking Transfers to Bitcoin Exchanges Bitcoin News

Consumer Protection Association Slams Bank for Blocking Transfers to Bitcoin Exchanges

From Israel to Australia, commercial banks in various parts of the world have tried preventing people from entering the cryptocurrency market by blocking money transfers to bitcoin exchanges. Now the largest consumer association in Portugal has called out a local bank for trying to do the same.

Also Read: U.S. Rating Agency to Issue Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades Wednesday

Banco Santander Totta

Consumer Protection Association Slams Bank for Blocking Transfers to Bitcoin ExchangesDECO, the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection, has came out against the...

10:00

This Week in Bitcoin: Up, Down and Sideways Bitcoin News

This Week in Bitcoin: Up, Down and Sideways

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From the hubris and excess of the North American Bitcoin Conference to the gloominess of the crypto markets, its been a feel-o-coaster of a week. Fear, uncertainty and doubt were the overarching emotions amidst a turbulent seven days, but there was also space for cheer, schadenfreude and disbelief. Welcome to another week in bitcoin.

Also read: Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S.

High Drama Amidst Low Prices

This Week in Bitcoin: Up, Down and SidewaysThis week in bitcoin managed to cram in more drama than a Mexican telenovela, with major market drama, regulatory drama, and Ponzi drama to name but three. Things started smoothly enough, with our leading story, as Monday broke, addressing the fact that 80% of all bitcoins have now been mined. Traditional media picked that one up and ran with it. Appreciation of bitcoins scarcity failed to stop the rot though, as bitcoin started to slide, taking the rest of the cryptocurrency market down with it.

Everyone had a theory behind the slump that saw bitcoin drop below the champagne threshold of $10k for the first time since early...

09:00

Grayscale Will Launch Stock Split for Bitcoin Trust Shares Bitcoin News

Grayscale Will Launch Stock Split for Bitcoin Trust Shares

This week the sponsor of the Bitcoin Investment Trust, Grayscale Investments has announced the launch of a 91-for-1 stock split of the Trusts issued and outstanding shares. According to Grayscale, the division will take place on January 26 and shareholders will receive 90 shares for each their original shares held.

Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still Lingers

The Bitcoin Trust Is Creating a 91-1 Stock Split

Grayscale Will Launch Stock Split for Bitcoin Trust SharesGrayscale Investments, Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCQX: GBTC) is a popular investment fund based on the price of bitcoins held in reserves. Most investment trusts own a fixed amount of the asset and investors purchase shares of the Net Asset Value (NAV). One GBTC share is worth around 1/10th of BTC and users also pay portfolio maintenance fees. Investors like GBTC because it is considered one of the only stock tied to real bitcoins that are offered on a public stock market. Because BTC values have rallied for well over a year GBTC prices have followed suit making the price per share a bit expensive for some. Un...

08:08

Coinbase to Reopen the GDAX Bitcoin Cash-Euro Order Book Bitcoin News

Coinbase to Reopen the GDAX Bitcoin Cash / Euro Order Book

Many European cryptocurrency investors are about to get another venue for investing in bitcoin cash with their regional fiat. The GDAX exchange will start offering BCH/EUR trading again in just a couple of days.

Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Added to Keepkey Wallet, Exchanges in India and Hong Kong

BCH/EUR on GDAX

Coinbase to Reopen the GDAX Bitcoin Cash / Euro Order BookGDAX exchange, a subsidiary of San Francisco-headquartered Coinbase, has announced that it will open its BCH/EUR order book on Wednesday January 24 at 02:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST). This will allow its European users to gain access to bitcoin cash trading directly, without having to exchange their euros to BTC first and paying a commission twice.

As we previously...

06:00

U.S. Rating Agency to Issue Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades Wednesday Bitcoin News

U.S. Rating Agency to Issue Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades Wednesday

Additional Wall Street money might start making its way into cryptocurrency investments soon. An American rating agency is set to issue grades for bitcoin and a host of altcoins this week, possibly opening the door for more fund managers to enter the field.

Also Read: Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Maker Ledger Raises $75 Million from VC Investors

Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings

U.S. Rating Agency to Issue Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades WednesdayWeiss Ratings, a U.S. independent rating agency, had announced that it will issue letter grades on cryptocurrencies, to be released Wednesday January 24. Beyond market leader bitcoin (BTC), the rating agency will also issue grades for ethereum (ETH), Ripples XRP, bitcoin cash (BCH), cardano (ADA), NEM (XEM), litecoin (LTC), stellar (XLM), EOS, IOTA, Dash,...

05:50

New Crypto-Investor Psychology Where Did These High Caps on High-Supply Coins Come From? News CCN

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It was around noon I was in my favorite bagel store getting my coffee when I overheard someone talking about cryptocurrency. I was quite excited, considering that I finally seem less of a cultist when I mention Bitcoin due to the media frenzy responsible for pulling in new investors. However, my excitement turned into Continued

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05:30

PR: Game Machine Game Investments That Connect to the Cryptoworld Bitcoin News

Game Machine - Game Investments That Connect to the Cryptoworld

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

Over the past decades, the gaming market has grown dramatically. And PC games section remain as the huge part of the industry. The increased amount of new titles, the emergence of eSports and the digital distribution allow gaming companies to expand their margin and attract the global audience. The rising number of gamers and Internet users combined with evolving tech ensures a growing number of prospective consumers. As the gaming industry reached the $100 billion mark, more and more investors are considering this promising sector which shows that the industry is bursting with its potential.

Colin Sebastian, senior research analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co. has some insight:
More people are playing games every day and spending more money on games, unlike almost every other form of media, where theres downward pressure. Games are still a growing industry and [theyre] becoming more dynamic Video games should be near the top of the lists of investors.

With the popularity of blockchain technologies and the booming of gaming, the idea of combining those was floating in the air. One of the first who developed this concept was the team of Game Machine. The project can be described as a transparent ecosystem which involves all parts of the industry from players to developers and investors. It provides players with in-game items, delivers the platform for developers to present games to an audience, advertisers get the space and tools, and investors can find a worthy project easier.

How does it work for investors?

Game Machine provides the crowdfunding platform, which presents a huge amount of analytics data and interesting rating from participating gamers. They should consider this as an opportunity to make safe contributions in creating a profitable product. The system gives all the statistics and shows how many users are intere...

04:53

A Case for Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges News CCN

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If 2017 taught the cryptosphere anything, it gave it a lesson in security.  The sheer number of hacks throughout the yearand the millions of dollars in coins stolen as a resultsent a clear message: cryptocurrency trading needs a makeover. The foundation for this makeover?  Decentralized exchanges. 2017: A Year Plagued by Hackings 2017 will likely Continued

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04:30

ICE Taps Blockstream to Create Real-time Cryptocurrency Data Feed NewsBTC

It has certainly been an interesting and busy week for Blockstream. Earlier this week, Gregory Maxwell publicly announced his departure from the company. To many people, said news came as a big shock, although it may be better for Bitcoin in the long run. Theres some good news for the company too, though. They are partnered with Intercontinental Exchange Inc to launch a new cryptocurrency data feed. A major feather in the cap for Blockstream, as they continue to make cryptocurrencies more mainstream.

The new partnership between Blockstream and the NYSE parent company is a big deal. Their mission is to launch a  new cryptocurrency data feed focusing on real-time information. These price details will be scraped from over 15 different cryptocurrency trading platforms around the world. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc opted to partner with Blockstream for this particular venture. The companys long-standing status in the Bitcoin world probably has something to do with it.

Some Positive News For Blockstream

This new data feed will not just focus on the prices of individual currencies. It will also include the trading volume and order book for all of the leading cryptocurrencies. It is unclear which currencies that list will include but the top 10 currencies are likely candidates. Given the volatile nature of these markets, the rankings tend to get shaken up rather regularly. Some of the most technically sound currencies arent even in the top 10 ranked by market cap. It will be interesting to see how this new data feed solves this problem in the future.

Furthermore, it seems the data feed will quote prices in US Dollar as well as other major currencies. ICE is the most recent US exchange operator to go all-in on cryptocurrencies. Big things are happening behind the scenes in the financial world in this regard. Even though Bitcoin is slipping in price, the interest in cryptocurrencies is still tangible. It is a positive development for the company and Blockstream as well, that much is certain.

The cryptocurrency industry needs institutional money to come in sooner rather than later. It is evident the markets are slipping rather quickly. Just this weekend, we have seen a massive $80bn market cap swing of all cryptocurrencies combined. Money is made and lost very quickly in this industry unless new investors get on board. Right now, that is not happening. This new venture by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and Blockstream may help change all of that.

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03:14

New Report: North Korean Hackers Stole Funds From South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Cointelegraph.com News

North Korean hackers allegedly stole millions of dollars in funds from South Korean cryptocurrency user #ANALYSIS

03:00

Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S. Bitcoin News

Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S.

This week the UK-based company Blockchain has announced it has begun to roll out buying and selling features for U.S. residents. Starting now Blockchain Wallet users from 22 states can sell units of bitcoin core from within the wallets interface and other digital assets like bitcoin cash and ethereum will soon follow.

Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still Lingers

Residents from 22 States Can Use the Blockchain Wallet to Trade Cryptocurrency

Blockchain Rolls Out Trading Feature for 22 States in the U.S. The firm Blockchain (otherwise known as Blockchain.info) is one of the most popular and oldest cryptocurrency businesses in the space with over 22 million wallet accounts, according to the company. The firm has just announced that users from 22 U.S. states can now sell their bitcoin core from within the wallet (buy options will be available shortly). Out of all users the companys C...

01:43

South Koreas Second Largest Bank Supports Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Traders Relieved News CCN

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Bithumb and Korbit, two of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the South Korean market, have announced that Kookmin Bank deposits and withdrawals will be disabled by the end of January. Shinhan Bank Will Support Cryptocurrency Exchanges Kookmin Bank, the biggest financial institution in South Korea, has decided not to support cryptocurrency exchanges and provide virtual Continued

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01:40

BILDERBERG BLOCKCHAIN? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

BILDERBERG BLOCKCHAIN? Video SGTRReport Would you be shocked to learn that the Bilderberg Group is moving behind the scenes to exercise control over Bitcoin and ultimately blockchain? Kent Lewiss is the founder of freedom.social and the 1776 token and...

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00:06

Cryptocurrecy Market Suffers Minor Correction, Ripple and Cardano Down 10% News CCN

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Earlier today, on January 21, the cryptocurrency market has experienced a minor correction as nearly all of the cryptocurrencies including Ripple and Cardano in the market declined in value. Minor Correction While major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and Ethereum dropped by a relatively small margin, Ripple and Cardano dropped by around 10 percent. Since a major Continued

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00:00

Bill Introduced to Make South Korean Officials Declare Their Crypto Investments Bitcoin News

Bill Introduced to Make South Korean Officials Declare Their Cryptocurrency Investments

A bill has been introduced in South Korea to require public officials to declare their investments in cryptocurrencies including bitcoin. This initiative follows the recent controversies within the government regarding cryptocurrency regulations, including insider trading and market manipulation.

Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading

Bills for Public Officials to Declare Crypto Holdings

Chung Dong-yong, a member of the South Korean National Assemblys Administrative and Security Committee, has introduced a bill to add cryptocurrency holdings, such as bitcoin, ether, and ripple, to the list of public disclosure items, according to local media.

Bill Introduced to Make South Korean Officials Declare Their Cryptocurrency InvestmentsChung Dong-yong.

He explained that the current Public Service Ethics law excludes cryptocurrency, which has recently emerged as a means of property proliferation, Suwan News quoted him. The publication added that the legislation was jointly initiated by lawmakers Kwon Eun-hee, Park Joo-hyun, Yoon Young-il, Lee Chan-yeol, Jang Jeong-sook, Ch...

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Sunday, 21 January

23:40

Contortions for Compliance: Life Under New York's BitLicense CoinDesk

New York passed the BitLicense in a vacuum. Now state and federal laws are catching up, often with poor coordination, causing a compliance nightmare.

23:35

Indian Crypto Traders Getting Notices From Tax Authority Due to Unreported Investments Bitcoin News

Indian Crypto Traders Getting Notices From Tax Authority Due to Unreported Investments

The Indian tax authority has sent notices to cryptocurrency investors after discovering that some crypto investments are not reflected on tax returns. The government conducted a survey of crypto trading at the countrys 9 exchanges and found that more than $3.5 billion worth of transactions were traded over a 17-month period.

Also read: Despite Multiple Government Warnings, Indians Flock to Crypto Exchanges

Tax Notices Sent to Crypto Investors

Indian Crypto Traders Getting Notices From Tax Authority Due to Unreported InvestmentsThe Indian income tax department revealed on Friday that it has sent notices to tens of thousands of people dealing with cryptocurrency following a survey at nine crypto exchanges in Mumbi, Delhi...

23:05

Public Blockchains' Lure Will Become Irresistible for Enterprises in 2018 CoinDesk

Decentralized public blockchains are the only way enterprises will commit to digitizing services in an interoperable manner, says EY's Paul Brody.

23:00

Indias Tax Authority Continues to Hound Bitcoin Investors NewsBTC

Governments all over the world are seemingly cracking down on cryptocurrency activity. In India, things are slowly evolving in such a direction. Not only are banks closing bank accounts related to cryptocurrency activity, but the tax authority is getting involved as well. More specifically, a fair few speculators do not declare their investments on tax returns It is not an illegal activity by any means, but it does raise some questions which need to be answered. All affected investors have received an official tax notice as a result.

India is a very important country when it comes to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Local exchanges generate a high amount of trading volume, which is a positive sign. Unfortunately, local banks have begun freezing exchanges assets for the time being. There is no indication as to why this is happening or when things will return to normal. To make matters even worse, the Indian income tax department in now probing cryptocurrency investors as well.

Indian Tax Authority Wants to Tax Bitcoin

More specifically, the Indian tax authority has sent notices to cryptocurrency investors. This includes all speculators not including their investments on the recent tax returns. Although India has no official cryptocurrency regulation or taxation guidelines, this development raises some questions. It is unclear what the tax authority is looking for exactly at this point. We do know all local exchanges were surveyed in the process. This seems to indicate the local authorities want to curb cryptocurrency trading in one way or another.

Whether or not this means India will tax capital gains through cryptocurrency, remains to be seen. It would not necessarily be in their best interest to do so. At the same time, taxing Bitcoin grants the cryptocurrency more legitimacy as well. It is a fine line to walk for the tax authority right now. Especially when considering how the government still mulls over cryptocurrency regulation. Taxation guidelines are a part of regulation, in a way. How all of this will play out, remains to be determined.

It is evident the Indian tax authority would like to collect such capital gains tax. A notice was sent out to investors last month regarding this particular development. It seems a lot of people ignored this request, which shouldnt come as a big surprise whatsoever. Investors are not interested in sharing their cryptocurrency gains or losses with the government. After all, there is no legal requirement forcing them to do so. Until such a guideline is in place,...

22:31

Bitcoin Futures: A Way to Control Cryptocurrency Markets? News CCN

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Can Wall Street investors manipulate the cryptocurrency markets via Bitcoin futures? Based on the recent fall in the markets during the week of January 15th, it seems that yes is the answer to that question. During the market slump last week, there was some banter on Reddit that the crash was going to end Wednesday, Continued

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22:00

The Rise and Fall of Ripple is a Case Study in Mass Hysteria Bitcoin News

The Rise and Fall of Ripple is a Case Study in Mass Hysteria

Through late 2017 and early 2018, ripple was the darling of cryptocurrency. Mainstream media couldnt get enough of it, South Koreans couldnt get enough of it, and nor could crypto newcomers, who had XRP top of their shopping list. Crypto moves at a blistering pace, though, and ripples decline has been as rapid as its rise. Now the dust has settled and the hype dissipated, a retrospective reveals the mass hysteria behind the rise and fall of ripple.

Also read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still Lingers

Ripple: A Case Study in Collective Obsessional Behavior

In the Middle Ages, a group of nuns in a French convent began randomly mewing like cats. In 1518, the Dancing Plague in Strasbourg caused people to keel over from exhaustion after gyrating for days. In 1962, a laughter epidemic broke out in a girls boarding school in Tanzania. And in late 2017, the world became convinced that ripple was a valuable commodity. As ripples market capitalization surged, there was even talk of it overtaking bitcoin to become the worlds dominant cryptocurrency. Looking through the timeline reveals the sequence of events that contributed to the rise and fall of XRP.

Phase 1: Stagnation

Up until two months ago, ripple was the great sleeper of cryptocurrency. Due to the vast number of XRP in existence, its huge market cap meant it was a constant presence in the cryptocurrency top 10. Traders hated it though, dubbing it Cripple, while decentralization purists had more ideological r...

20:33

Indias Biggest Bitcoin Exchanges See Bank Accounts Frozen: Report News CCN

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According to a report by the Indian news publication, The Economic Times(ET), bitcoin exchanges in India may be facing some disruption from the countrys top financial institutions. Over the past month since December 2017, several national banks, including State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Yes Bank and ICICI Bank, have frozen accounts belonging Continued

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18:30

Bitcoin Gold Price Weekly Analysis BTG/USD Facing 100 SMA NewsBTC

Key Points

  • Bitcoin gold price formed a low at $143.92 and started a recovery against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $240 on the 4-hours chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • The pair has to break the $240 resistance and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours) to gain momentum.

Bitcoin gold price is recovering above the $200 level against the US Dollar. BTG/USD now has to clear strong sell offers near the $240 and $250 resistance levels.

Bitcoin Gold Price Resistance

After a strong decline, bitcoin gold price found buyers below the $150 level against the US Dollar. The price traded as low as $143.92 before started an upside correction. It recovered well and traded above the $180 and $190 resistance levels. Moreover, there was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $338 high to $143 low.

More importantly, the price was successful in moving above the $200 resistance. However, the price is facing a major hurdle near the $240 level. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance at $240 on the 4-hours chart of BTG/USD. The trend line resistance at $240 is near the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Furthermore, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $338 high to $143 low is at $241 to act as a barrier for buyers.

Bitcoin Gold Price Weekly Analysis BTG USD

Therefore, clearly the $240 level and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours) are major resistances. A break above the $240-250 zone is needed for buyers to gain traction. On the downside, an initial support is at $200. Below the mentioned $200, there could an increase in selling pressure toward $180.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BTG/USD is struggling to gain pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTG/USD is moving lower and is currently below the 50 level.

Majo...

18:12

Bitcoin Laundering Less Than One Percent of All Transactions Cointelegraph.com News

A recent report indicates that less than one percent of all Bitcoin transactions involve money laundering. #NEWS

18:07

Indian Banks Suspending Bitcoin Exchange Accounts Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin exchanges are under fire in India, as many of the nations top banks have suspended or greatly curtailed functionality on exchange accounts. #NEWS

17:26

Blockchain tech enters the energy sector NewsBTC

The realm of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies is expanding exponentially. So much so that regular companies and huge multinationals are now looking towards applying the tech to improve their business operations, increase productivity, and reduce unnecessary expenses. The energy sector is slowly embracing the latest hot tech and oil giant Shell is making moves to integrate blockchain systems into its operations.

Foray into energy

It was reported this week that London based blockchain startup, Applied Blockchain, has secured investments from Shell Trading International Ltd and Calibrate Partners LLP for minority stakes in the company. The fintech company which was started in 2015 develops blockchain applications focusing on distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. This is its first entry into the energy sector and it already has clients from the telecoms, banking, automotive, manufacturing, and aerospace industries.

According to the company website Applied Blockchain founder and CEO, Adi Ben-Ari, said;

Our experience as one of the earliest companies delivering blockchain solutions into production for both start-ups and corporates has provided us with a unique perspective on the value, and challenges, associated with the technology in the real world. The investments and partnerships will accelerate our growth and enable us to deploy our solutions to a truly global business ecosystem.

Energy giants are already embracing the technology and according to a Reuters report a consortium involving BP, Shell, and Statoil is already working on the development of a blockchain based energy commodity trading platform.

According to Johan Krebbers, Shell Global Solutions International CTO;

Blockchain applications have huge potential to shake up how we do things in the energy industry from streamlining process, to simplifying how we work with our suppliers and serve our customers. Investing in Applied Blockchain is part of our commitment to use digitalisation to create value in our core business and develop new business models.

Venture capitalists

Shell was not the only corporation to invest in the Canary Wharf based blockchain startup. They were joined by venture capitalists Calibrate whose fund manager said;

We believe in the long-term promise and process innovation that blockchain brings and believe Applied Blockchain is strategically positioned to lead in this space. We are particularly excited to partner with Shell and Applied Blockchain to innovate in commodity trading.

Blockchain and crypto solutions will be increasingly sought as comp...

17:00

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis Can BTC/USD Capitalize Further? NewsBTC

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price formed a major bottom at the $9096 low and recovered well against the US Dollar.
  • The BTC/USD pair is currently attempting to settle above two bearish trend lines with resistance at $12,250 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX).
  • The price must settle above the $12800 level to gain upside momentum in the near term.

Bitcoin price is gaining momentum above $11,500 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is trading with a positive bias and it looks set to break the $12,800 resistance.

Bitcoin Price Resistance

After a major decline, bitcoin price was able to find buyers below the $10,000 level against the US Dollar. A low was formed at $9096 from where an upside recovery was initiated. The price moved higher and was able to trade above the $10,000 resistance. There was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $14,219 high to $9096 low.

There are many positive signs on the chart above $11,000. More importantly, the price is above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $14,219 high to $9096 low. At the moment, the BTC/USD pair is currently attempting to settle above two bearish trend lines with resistance at $12,250 on the 4-hours chart. It is positive sign above $12,000. However, the pair has to settle above the $12,800 level to gain upside momentum. Moreover, the price should clear the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $14,219 high to $9096 low at $13,010.

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis BTC USD

Overall, it looks like the pair is around a crucial juncture below $13,000. Should bitcoin succeeds in moving above $13,000, there could be more gains in the near term above $15,000.

Looking at the technical indicators:              

4-hours MACD The MACD is now slowly moving in the bullish zone.

4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI is just above the 50 level and is moving down slowly.

Major Support Level $11,000

Major...

16:08

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis Can ETH/USD Overcome This? NewsBTC

Key Highlights

  • ETH price is trading nicely above the $1000 level and is moving positively against the US Dollar.
  • There is a monster bearish trend line acting as a resistance at $1150 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The pair has to settle above $1150 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours) to gain traction.

Ethereum price has recovered nicely against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD now has to break the $1150 and $1180 level to gain further momentum.

Ethereum Price Resistance

There was a slow and steady recovery initiated from the $750 swing low in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price gained traction and was able to move above the $900 resistance level. There was also a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $1415 high to $753 low. There are many positive signs on the chart above $1000. However, the price is currently facing a major upside barrier near $1150 and $1180.

There is a monster bearish trend line acting as a resistance at $1150 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD. The trend line resistance at $1150 is also near the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Moreover, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $1415 high to $753 low is at $1162. Therefore, there are many resistances on the upside around the $1150-1180 levels. Once there is a break and close above $1180, there can be more gains in the near term.

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ETH USD

The next major resistance would be the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $1415 high to $753 low at $1259. On the downside, an initial support is at $1000. However, the most important support is now forming at $900.

4-hours MACD The MACD is about to move back in the bullish zone.

4-hours RSI The RSI is currently just above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1000

Major Resistance Level $1180

 

Charts courtesy ...

15:28

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis BCH/USD Facing Uphill Task NewsBTC

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price started an upside correction from the $1340 swing low against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $1800 on the 4-hours chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is now facing a couple of important resistance levels such as $2200 and $2300.

Bitcoin cash price has recovered nicely above $1600 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD must clear the $2200-2300 hurdle for more gains in the near term.

Bitcoin Cash Price Resistance

This past week, there was a recovery initiated bitcoin cash price from the $1500 swing low against the US Dollar. The price moved higher and was able to trade above the $1700 and $1800 resistance levels. There was also a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $2960 high to $1340 low. It opened the doors for more gains and the price was able to move above the $1900 level.

During the upside move, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $1800 on the 4-hours chart of BCH/USD. It helped buyers in pushing the price toward $2000. However, there is a crucial resistance around the $2200 and $2300 level. Both $2200 and $2300 levels provided support earlier, and now they may act as a resistance. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $2960 high to $1340 low is around $2150.

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis BCH USD

All these resistances are major barriers for an upside push toward $2500. On the downside, there are a few supports such as $1800. $1600 and $1500. Any downside reaction will most likely find support at $1500.

Looking at the technical indicators:

4-hours MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is slowly moving in the bullish zone.

4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1500

Major Resistance Level $2200

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15:03

Onecoin Offices Raided in Sofia, Servers Shut Down Bitcoin News

Onecoin Offices Raided in Sofia, Servers Shut Down

Bulgarian law enforcement agencies have raided the offices of Onecoin in Sofia as part of a multinational effort to neutralize what authorities call a centralized cryptocurrency pyramid scheme. Three million people may have been defrauded by the company which offers services on four continents, according to media reports. Bulgarian officials were diligent enough to note that Onecoin has nothing in common with the decentralized Bitcoin.

Also read: Nigerian SEC Associates Shady MLM Schemes Like Onecoin With Bitcoin

50 People Questioned, No Arrests

Servers, documents and other evidence have been confiscated from Onecoin and about 50 people have been questioned by investigators, according to the official statement. No arrests have been reported so far. Bulgarian prosecutors, national security agents and members of the organized crime combating unit were involved in the joint operation. They acted on request from Germany, where Bulgarian-born founder and visionary of Onecoin, Ruja Ignatova, had been taken to court. Onecoin payments were banned in the Federal Republic and in 2016 the UK Financial Conduct Authority issued a warning about the company. The Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria released a video of the search in Onecoins building:

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10:00

WooCommerce Store Owners Will Soon get Another Plugin to Accept Bitcoin Cash NewsBTC

Altcoins often struggle in the retailer adoption department. That is only normal, as most retailers want nothing to do with cryptocurrency. Especially complicated solutions are absolutely unacceptable in this regard. Anyone with an interest in Bitcoin Cash can soon accept such payments through a new WooCommerce extension. It is not the first of such plugins, but more competition can only be considered to be a good thing.

Integrating cryptocurrency payments into WooCommerce has become a lot easier in recent years. Various plugins exist to do so when it comes to Bitcoin. For altcoins, there is a bit more work involved in most cases. A new extension for Bitcoin Cash payments will come to market in the next day or so. It offers a lot of functionality for e-commerce store owners to benefit from. There are other plugins which offer similar functionality, though. It never hurts to check out different solutions which try to achieve the same goal.

More Ways to Accept Bitcoin Cash Payments

This new plugin offers an API to take orders paid in Bitcoin Cash. It works similar to using PayPal or BitPay, as store owners will be notified if the transaction is confirmed. It is possible to set up zero-confirmation transaction times. That is always somewhat risky, but the extension can be fully customized in this regard.. Moreover, the merchant will see all orders in the backend as they are placed in real-time. It is a valuable addition to promote Bitcoin Cash adoption among WooCommerce users.

Whether or not a lot of retailers will use this solution, has yet to be determined. There is certainly a lot of positive momentum for Bitcoin Cash as we speak. Its a cheaper and more efficient form of Bitcoin. Moreover, it is also a rather valuable altcoin, which makes it rather appealing to accept as a payment method. This plugin is seemingly the first which has a native callback for transaction confirmations as well. An interesting development, as improvements like these are always welcome.

It would be great to see more merchants experiment with different cryptocurrencies. This ecosystem is about so much more than just Bitcoin or even Bitcoin Cash. With global availability and rather fast payments -in most cases cryptocurrencies should be preferable compared to payment cards. Right now, that is not the case. Plugins like this one may help turn the tide in the long run, though. An interesting future lies ahead for Bitcoin Cash, that much is certain.

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09:51

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still Lingers Bitcoin News

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still Lingers

After the past few weeks of bearish market sentiment within the cryptocurrency economy, a wide variety of digital assets are starting to gain higher values. BTC/USD markets have hit a 24-hour high of $13,050 on January 20, after slowing creeping upwards from the low $10K range. Overall nearly every token market is up today anywhere between 2-50 percent higher than yesterday.

Also read: Japans GDP Grows Due to Bitcoin Wealth Effect

The Market Storm Has Subsided, But What Lies Ahead Is Whole Lot of Uncertainty

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Rebound But Uncertainty Still LingersCryptocurrency markets have seemingly reversed the downward trend in value and have started to gain steam again. At the moment bitcoin core markets are hovering around $12,650-12,950 for the three hours. Volume is decent for a Saturday, as BTC markets are seeing roughly $11.6Bn in global trade volume while bitcoin core, ethereum,...

08:30

Lightning Network can Restore Bitcoins Former Glory NewsBTC

Bitcoin users all over the world have high expectations for the Lightning Network. This technology is not close to being production ready, though. Several users have conducted some LN tests on the Bitcoin testnet. So far, these tests yield some great results. Low fees and fast transactions are everything Bitcoin doesnt have right now. It is an interesting development to keep an eye on. It is evident the Lightning Network will spur a lot of debates moving forward.

For the Bitcoin ecosystem, scalability has been a big problem for many years. High fees and slow transactions have become the new normal. It is not an ideal situation for the worlds leading cryptocurrency whatsoever. In fact, it has caused a lot of friction in the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. The Lightning Network needs to hit the main net soon rather than later.

Lightning Network Tests Yield Positive Results

For now, one can test LN functionality on the Bitcoin testnet. It seems the technology delivers on its initial promise. Fast confirmations and extremely low fees are what everyone is looking for. Unfortunately, that is impossible to come by when using regular Bitcoin transactions. It is evident a scaling solution needs to be put in place as soon as possible. Bitcoin used to be rather cheap to use, but things have gone awry some time ago.

It is evident the LN technology will help Bitcoin scale first and foremost. Whether or not it will be too late by then, remains to be seen. Bitcoin has lost a fair bit of its appeal in recent months. There is a growing list of altcoins which are cheaper and faster to use. Litecoin is a good example of how this can be achieved with relative ease. Then again, Bitcoin is still the top cryptocurrency in the world. It is also regaining some of its lost value as we speak, which is a positive sign.

What the future holds for Bitcoin, remains to be determined. The Lightning Network can bring much-needed relief to this network in the future. It is unclear when LN will effectively hit the main net,...

05:44

Fake News: Venezuela Rejects False Information on Petro Whitepaper News CCN

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The Venezuelan government has recently stated that false information about its oil-backed Petro cryptocurrency has been published online. According to Reuters, the government is rejecting a leaked, allegedly fake, Petro whitepaper. The superintendence of Venezuelan Cryptoassets and Related Activites, bullishly announced late last year by president Nicols Maduro to govern the cryptocurrency and its transactions, Continued

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05:30

PR: Retail Conglomerate Launches Online Mall Accepting Only MegaX and Bitcoin Cash Bitcoin News

Retail Conglomerate Launches Online Mall Accepting Only MegaX and Bitcoin Cash

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

Singapore-based MegaX introduces first-of-its-kind global millennial online mall having raised USD2.5M from a token sale concluded on 16 November 2017.

MegaX, a partnership between iFashion Group and MC Payment, has launched an online mall targeted at millennials. Having been in the retail industry since 2009, the mall has served over 1 million customers worldwide. The mall will provide visitors with access to over 1,500 global brands and 80,000 products, featuring items such as the Google Pixel 2, the Oculus Rift Touch VR System, iPhone X and even adrenaline-pumping toys like the hydro jet that allows you to hover above the sea. The online mall will also include exclusive concierge service which aims to provide shoppers looking for a getaway with unique holiday experiences. Expect packages such as exotic stays in Irish castles, silver mines, airplane fuselages and even ice hotels.

The ability to transact using MGX coins and other cryptocurrencies will provide crypto-savvy millennials with the opportunity to experience a new retail phenomenon in the future of cashless society. MegaX envisions and has been working towards a future where ultimately MGX, the native currency, will be the cryptocurrency of choice for millennials to earn, spend and transact. A fresh and emerging retail network, MegaX will pave the way for emerging retailers to engage...

04:25

Korbit: Non-Koreans Prohibited from KRW Deposits at All Domestic Cryptocurrency Exchanges News CCN

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Korbit, the third largest bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange in the South Korean market behind Bithumb and Coinone, has announced that non-Korean nationals or foreigners will not be allowed to deposit Korean won at any domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. Foreigners Prohibited From Trading Cryptocurrencies by End of January In a message sent to its clients, Korbit stated: Continued

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03:55

Trading Tip `The Wall Why Do We Fall, Bruce? Bitcoin News

Trading Tip `The Wall - Why Do We Fall, Bruce?

This week, the price of bitcoin reached a low-point of -53% from its December high. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Death of the Get in before Wall Street!-meme and why it made sense to Short the Great Bitcoin Bull. My viewpoint remains unchanged in that Im still confident that the CME bitcoin futures listing was a core ingredient causing the bull run up to $19,891, as well as the recent fall down to $9,017 (Gdax). In this post, well take a look at the stats from the bloodbaths aftermath.

Also read: Trade Like Youre John McAfee

Trading Tip `The Wall - Why Do We Fall, Bruce?

The Great Fall and Futures

This diagram shows the CME bitcoin futures trading volumes for the first month since their listing. During this month, 27,390 contracts were traded, which accounted for positions totaling 136,950 BTC (5 BTC per contract).

Upon CME entering the market, it was speculated that Wall Street would take charge over the price di...

03:40

European Central Bank to Discuss Bitcoin and Blockchain With Youth Cointelegraph.com News

Young Europeans could ask the President of the European Central Bank questions about Bitcoin and Blockchain. #ADOPTION

03:33

Greg Maxwell Resigns from Blockstream to Focus on Deep Protocol Work News CCN

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Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell has resigned from blockchain startup Blockstream to focus his efforts on open-source protocol development. Maxwell made this announcement in an email distributed to the bitcoin-dev mailing list, adding that he had submitted his resignation in November but had only just wound down his involvement with the company. In order to Continued

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03:12

Daily Digest 1/20 - Cape Town Running Out Of Water, VZs Oil Production Collapsing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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03:09

El Petro: Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

El Petro: Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures by Rory The Daily Coin Desperate times call for desperate measures. When government officials become desperate and run out of other peoples wealth, well, the desperation becomes palatable. This is exactly...

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03:00

The Satoshi Revolution Chapter 4: Is Privacy Possible in the Digital Era? (Part 3) Bitcoin News

Is Privacy Possible in the Digital Era?

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations.
Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of Privacy
Chapter 4: When Privacy is Criminalized, Only Criminals will be Private
by Wendy McElroy

Is Privacy Possible in the Digital Era? (Chapter 4, Part 3)

Recent inventions and business methods call attention to the next step which must be taken for the protection of the person, and for securing to the individual the right to be let alone Numerous mechanical devices threaten to make good the prediction that what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the house-tops.

Louis Brandeis

What is privacy? Simple images come to mind, like slamming a door in the face of a census taker, but the question unlocks a complex issue.

Perhaps the most famous answer comes from an article by the American attorneys Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis, which appeared in a 1890 issue of the Harvard Law Review. It was one of the most influential articles in the history of legal theory. The Right to Privacy is considered to be the first prominent call for privacy as a concept to be cemented into law. It opened: THAT the individual shall have full protection in person and in property is a principle as old as the common law; but it has been found necessary from time to time to define anew the exact nature and extent of such protection. Elsewhere, privacy is defined as the right to be left alone.

The article argued for privacy as a foundational or basic human right, upon which all other rights depended. The right of property in its widest sense including all rights and privileges, and hence embracing the right to an inviolate personality, affords alone that broad basis upon which the protection which the individual demands can be rested. No right is more basic than pri...

02:38

More Retail Investors Coming? Bitcoin Investment Trust Sees 91-to-1 Stock Split News CCN

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Bitcoin has been gaining a lot of attention in recent months as a new asset class. Study after study has shown that millennials prefer Bitcoin to traditional asset classes. All this attention, combined with a market capitalization in the hundreds of billions has left Wall Street licking their wounds as more money flows from commission-generating Continued

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02:13

Kaspersky Co-Founder: Bitcoin is the U.S. Dollar 2.0 Created by CIA "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bitcoin is US Dollar 2.0 Created by CIA | Kaspersky Co-founder

JANUARY 20, 2018


Source: Covert Geopolitics

Theres a reason why China, Russia and South Korea are about to shut down Bitcoin operations in their turf. It has been a CIA project from the very beginning. That explains why theres no transparency as to who actually created it, and the impending shutdown is bringing bitcoins market value down to at least 40%, for now.



Natalya Kaspersky claimed that Bitcoin was designed to provide financing for US and British intelligence activities around the world. The expert called the cryptocurrency dollar 2.0.

The Bitcoin cryptocurrency was developed by American intelligence agencies, Natalya Kaspersky, CEO of the InfoWatch group of companies and specialist in cyber security systems, said during her presentation at ITMO University in St. Petersburg.

Kaspersky was giving a speech on information wars and digital sovereignty. Photos of her presentation entitled Modern technologies the basis for information and cyber-wars, have been published on social media.

Bitcoin is a project of American intelligence agencies, which was designed to provide quick funding for US, British and Canadian intelligence activities in different countries. [The technology] is privatized, just like the Internet, GPS and TOR. In fact, it is dollar 2.0. Its rate is controlled by the owners of exchanges, one of the slides read.

She also claimed that Satoshi Nakamoto (the pseudonym used by its founder or founders) is the name for a group of American cryptographers.

The presentation also claimed that a smartphone cannot be considered as a persona...

02:00

Lots of Optimism at the Miami Bitcoin Conference This Week Bitcoin News

This January, thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts flocked to The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami after a grueling two weeks of market madness. The very large crowd, however, was quite confident that the emerging digital asset space was still on the rise as the halls of the James L Knight Center were bursting with vigor.

Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations

Thousands of People, Hundreds of Exhibits, and Lots of Lambos

The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) was a full house this year as thousands of attendees (mostly newcomers) gathered to converse about cryptocurrencies and tech applications that many dreamers believed could make the world a better place. The new year market slumps of 2018 havent seemed to phase bitcoiners, as many of the attendees still believe the moon values are still very much in sight. The first thing attendees noticed at TNABC walking into the auditorium was the various exhibits, huge bitcoin signs and the large quantity of Lamborghinis in the parking lot. One Lambo was for sale at the conference for 43 BTC and a bunch of other digital currencies.

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01:30

'Alt-right' has declared war against Silicon Valley, pledges to reveal censorship against conservatives "IndyWatch Feed World"

Far-right conservatives are escalating their campaign against Silicon Valley with a new series of volleys against the social media gatekeepers that control the flow of information in the digital age. Last week, former Google engineer James Damore, who was embraced by conservatives after he was fired last year for distributing a memo that questioned whether women were biologically suited to technical roles, filed a lawsuit claiming the Internet giant discriminates against white men and conservatives. That same day, right-wing journalist-turned-entrepreneur Charles C. "Chuck" Johnson sued Twitter, alleging the company violated his right to free speech when it permanently suspended his account in 2015. Then Project Veritas, a conservative advocacy organization that purports to expose media bias, released undercover videos of current and former Twitter employees condemning President Trump and discussing tactics the company uses to make it tougher to find the tweets of controversial users. Johnson, whose lawsuit against Twitter is being underwritten by bitcoin investments and a crowdfunding campaign, says he and others are committed to putting the spotlight on the alleged censoring of conservative views by Silicon Valley companies. Twitter declined to comment on the lawsuit.

00:53

Bitcoin Price Gains 10% as Cryptocurrency Market Continues to Recover News CCN

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The bitcoin price has increased by more than 10 percent over the past 24 hours, as the majority of cryptocurrencies in the global market have recovered from the recent correction. Whales Sell Off Previously, CCN reported that the major correction which occurred earlier this week was likely triggered by the sell off of bitcoin by Continued

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00:30

New Research: Laundering of Illicit Funds Less than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions Bitcoin News

Research Concludes that Laundering of Illicit Funds Constitutes Less than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Center of Sanctions and Illicit Finance in conjunction with blockchain analytics company, Elliptic, has published a study seeking to track the circulations of illicit funds within the bitcoin economy from 2013 to 2016. The research concludes that the share of funds of illicit origin comprises less than one percent of all bitcoin flows, and has exponentially declined as the cryptocurrency has gained increasing adoption and popularity.

Also Read: Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Study Seeks to Track Illicit Bitcoin Flows From 2013 to 2016

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00:10

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott Right on the verge of breaking out. (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott Right on the verge of breaking out. Podcast Its an exciting time to be in precious metals. The US dollar is plunging to its lowest level in four years, Bitcoin is faltering, and with...

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00:10

Bitcoin Bank Denies Policy Change on International Cryptocurrency Wire Transfers News CCN

The post Bitcoin Bank Denies Policy Change on International Cryptocurrency Wire Transfers appeared first on CCN

Metropolitan Commercial Bank denied reports that it has altered its policies to halt international cryptocurrency-related wire transfers. In a statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, the banks parent company responded to what it deemed erroneous statements regarding its policies on international wire transfers. Earlier this week, Fortune had reported Continued

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23:47

Decentralized Travel Distribution Platform Eliminates Middlemen to Make Your Trips Cheaper Cointelegraph.com News

Changing the way the travel industry conducts business can completely transform the way we go from point A to point B. Winding Tree is attempting just that. #SPONSORED

23:20

Lightning Network May Not Solve Bitcoin's Scaling 'Trilemma' CoinDesk

It isnt possible to have decentralization, a fixed money supply and sufficient liquidity for an efficient payments system, says Frances Coppola.

22:30

Battle-Testing Lightning: Schools Start Contest to Secure Bitcoins Layer 2 CoinDesk

Organizers hope a new competition will spur security advances for Lightning, but also steer bitcoin debates in more constructive directions.

21:50

US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency Fraud Bitcoin News

US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed charges against three separate companies for engaging in fraudulent schemes involving cryptocurrencies. The cases include fraud and misappropriation of bitcoin and litecoin.

Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations

CFTC Sues Crypto Operators

US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency FraudThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed civil enforcement actions in a New York District Court on Thursday against three separate cryptocurrency operators for allegedly defrauding customers and breaking commodity trading rules. The agency proceeded to post details of two of the cases on its website on Friday.

The first case concerns Colorado resident Dillon Michael Dean and his UK-registered company, the Entrepreneurs Headquarters Ltd. They solicited $1.1 million worth of bitco...

21:40

Venezuela to Issue Petro Cryptocurrency through Token Sale, Plans Tax Deals to Bolster Adoption News CCN

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According to Bloomberg News, Venezuela plans on bolstering its Petro cryptocurrency by accepting it as a form of payment for fees and taxes, using it in international business, and encouraging its use through tax incentives.. The plan will also include paying public workers in the cryptocurrency. Notably, Bloomberg revealed that out of the 100 million Continued

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21:30

PR: Bitmora Exchange a New Exchange Is Fixing the Fee System Bitcoin News

Bitmora Exchange

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

On average, the typical stock purchase costs between $10 and $20, while the cost to exchange a cryptocurrency costs anywhere from 0.15%-0.25% of the amount being traded. You are probably thinking Fantastic if youre playing with $500. But what if your trades start growing larger as you become more successful? Or if they are already something substantial, like $5,000?

Whether you trade through Poloniex, Bittrex or any other current exchange, the fees involved severely prohibit the profitability of crypto trading. Most exchanges use something called a maker and taker system. The maker creates volume. This important market function comes with the built-in incentive of lower fees. On the other end, the taker is simply the trader who benefits from this function by executing orders on prices offered by the maker. The cost of utilizing these functions is a higher fee. Traditional fee systems have set makers at 0.15%, with takers ranging between 0.20%-0.25%. If youre starting out small with a couple thousand dollars and keep trades to a minimum, you will be largely unaffected. Meanwhile, active investors and traders with substantial amounts of coins will be faced with fees that prevent them from meeting their required rates of return! For a day trader executing a single $3,000 transaction, this 0.2% fee equals out to $6! If you take it a step further and include the exchange fee required to get back to their original position, they could expect to pay nearly $12 per trade. Every day these outrageous fees turn thousands of investors and traders away from the trading opportunity of a lifetime.

With all of this coming to light, a new cryptocurrency exchange has risen to challenge the status quo, bringing both a professional and mature fee system to this sector. Bitmora has popped up in the news these past few months and has been a trending topic on social media. It is becoming clear that people really love th...

21:00

TIDBIT: HORST FEISTEL AND BLOCKCHAIN "IndyWatch Feed World"

This article - a review, really, of the history of blockchain - was shared by Ms. K. M., and I thought I'd pass it

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21:00

CLOSED SYSTEMS OF FINANCE: THE RECENT CRYPTOCURRENCY TUMBLE "IndyWatch Feed World"

As most regular readers here are aware, I'm not on the crypto-currency bandwagon. Indeed, I've been struck by the impression that for many people,

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20:25

Korean Lawmaker Shows Evidence Government Embargo Led to Market Manipulation Bitcoin News

Korean Lawmaker Shows Evidence Government Embargo Led to Market Manipulation

A South Korean lawmaker has shown how the governments announcement policy enabled market manipulation last week following the news of possible cryptocurrency trading shutdown. According to his evidence, reporters and officials had 40 minutes to buy the dip as the price of bitcoin in Korean won reversed and rallied.

Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations

Embargo Enables Market Manipulation

Representative Ha Tae-keung of the South Korean Bareun Party held a press conference at the National Assembly on Friday to assail the current practice of regulatory announcements. The government intervened in the virtual currency market and led the manipulation of the market, he was quoted by Asia Economy. Korea Joongang Daily elaborated:

An opposition lawmaker Friday blasted the government for putting an embargo on an announcement about bitcoin regulations Monday giving reporters and officials 40 minutes to snap up cryptocurrencies.

Ha explained that the government informed reporters at 9 a.m. last Monday of its impending announcement with an embargo attached, which was lifted at 9:40 a.m.

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19:00

From Bitcoin To Hashgraph: Mike Maloney On The Crypto Revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"



This may help you understand what it happening out there.  What is happening is that crypto currency is wresting currency control out of the hands of government who have yet to truly wake up to their danger.

Add in the rule of twelve to operate lending generally and our whole civilization is organically re-engineering itself.  It is awesome to watch..

Or future will be tied tightly to our natural communities and all this is prologue to a fully operational New Terra.

From Bitcoin To Hashgraph: Mike Maloney On The Crypto Revolution

Today, mankind stands at a crossroads,...

18:16

Not Content Scamming $1.5 Billion, Bitconnect Wants Another $500 Million for ICO Bitcoin News

Not Content with Scamming $1.5 Billion, Bitconnect Wants Another $500 Million for Its ICO

The fall of Bitconnect was as certain as night follows day. A pyramid scheme wrapped inside a Ponzi with a side order of WTF, Bitconnect was as crazy as it was calamitous. The only miracle was that the racket lasted so long. When the ringleaders shut up shop on Wednesday, causing the token to plummet from $290 to $8, that ought to have been the end of the matter. Remarkably though, BCC continues to be actively traded, and has even recovered some of its value. The reason for the mini revival? Bitconnect is launching an ICO.

Also read: Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

It was no secret, prior to its collapse, that Bitconnect was running an ICO. Its Bitconnect X website has been accepting contributions since January 10. When Bitconnect closed its doors a week later, after its original website had been offline for days, it was assumed that Bitconnect X would follow suit. After all, no one would be gullible enough to get fooled twice, surely. Apparently so. Not only is the Bitconnect ICO going ahead as planned, but investors are actively throwing money at it.

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16:00

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15:10

Dollar 2.0: Bitcoin is a Project of US Intelligence, "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Dollar 2.0: Bitcoin is a Project of US Intelligence, from Sputnik News TDC Note Well now, where have we heard this before? hmmmm. I wonder. Could it have been in any of the 17 articles we have produced here...

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14:47

Bitcoin Under Increasing Scrutiny on Island of Bali Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin is under heavy surveillance on Bali, an island in the Indonesian archipelago, according to local reports. #NEWS

14:30

Russia Ready for Migrant Bitcoin Miners Influx Bitcoin News

Russia Ready for Migrant Bitcoin Miners Influx

Despite some indecisiveness about cryptocurrencies on the part of centralized power, Russia has been quietly preparing for a wave of migrant crypto miners from East and West. Its been said that the country has got what it takes to invite them. A third of the Soviet era power producing capacity is idling, after energy hungry industries were closed and scrapped in the 90s. Experts, home and abroad, members of the local crypto community, all agree Russia is ready to welcome bitcoin miners from China and Europe. Thats if Moscow says yes or at least doesnt say no.      

 Also read: Mining Operations Offered to India After Mixed Signals from Beijing

Russians Mean Business

Hello, Invite Chinese miners to Russia!! Excess electricity capacity 20 MW 3 rubles/kWh (0.05USD; 0.32RMB). This is just one of many ads you can find in bitcoin forums these days. With electric installation to plug in the rigs ready, internet cables stretched in a 5,000 m2 air-cooled building check, fire alarm and CCTV cameras installed, and 24/7 tech support available, Russians mean business. The country is ready and even bragging about what it can offer to miners chased beyond the Great Wall, but not only, Do you cooperate with European colleagues? a question reads when you scroll down. Ill send the contract, the answer follows shortly after.

Dozens...

14:15

BitPay Integrates With ShapeShift to Enable Instant BTC-BCH Exchange Cointelegraph.com News

BitPay integrates with ShapeShift to provide instant exchanges between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash #NEWS

13:59

Keep Calm And Hodl? CNBC Guest Tells Bitcoin Critic to Piss Off Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin is better than stocks, so go piss off: crypto investment debate gets out of hand on CNBC. #NEWS

12:30

The Bitcoin Psyop (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Bitcoin Psyop Video James Corbett Yes, the blockchain is truly revolutionary. Yes, bitcoin is Tulipmania 2.0. Yes, cryptocurrency is a nail in the coffin of the bankster parasites. Yes, digital currency is a tool of the totalitarian tyrants....

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11:50

Mortgages: A Perfect Use for Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mortgages: A Perfect Use for Blockchain by Mike Mish Shedlock The Maven There are excellent uses for blockchain. Heres one I proposed years ago that is now in media discussion today. Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering...

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Journalist Ben Swann is finally returning using DASH cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed World"

After nearly a year of silence on social media, journalist Ben Swann is preparing to make his triumphant return using the popular DASH cryptocurrency. On February 1, 2017, award-winning journalist Ben Swann "went dark" as his social media accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere were suddenly deactivated. Swann is a well-known local journalist at CBS46 in Atlanta, as well as a viral Internet sensation for his Reality Check investigative reports. Swann's Reality Check reports began to garner attention around the 2012 U.S. election and have continued to gain millions of views while questioning the mainstream narrative.

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