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Sunday, 19 November

07:30

Bitcoin Cash Ecosystem Thrives Thanks to Major Support From Exchanges NEWSBTC

Even though the opinions on Bitcoin Cash are divided, the cryptocurrency is maturing pretty quickly. Some people often claim liquidity is the most important aspect of a cryptocurrency. Whether or not that is true, remains to be seen. One thing that is certain is how BCH is listed on a lot of exchanges right now. Things have evolved pretty well for a currency not too many people gave a fighting chance in the early days.

Looking at the list of exchanges supporting Bitcoin Cash, there are some big names. Bittrex, Kraken, OKex, Bithumb, Korbit, and Binance are just some of the examples. This list has grown steadily over the past few months. Moreover, it is expected this list will keep on growing for some time to come. Demand for BCH is reaching new heights every other week right now. Filling this demand will not be easy without sufficient liquidity.

Things are Looking Good for Bitcoin Cash

With Changelly and ShapeShfit on board as well, obtaining BCH is pretty easy. There is also a LocalBitcoinCash platform, which works similar to LocalBitcoins. The ecosystem is firing on all cylinders right now, that much is rather evident. How all of this will evolve in the next few months, remains to be seen. The momentum is in favor of this altcoin right now.

One thing still lacking somewhat is cryptocurrency debit card support. Although not a pure way to spend BCH, it would make Bitcoin Cash more usable. Bitcoin users have benefited from such debit cards for several years. There are rumors a few companies are looking into adding BCH support as we speak. So far, it seems rather quiet on this front, but things are always changing behind the scenes.

In the end, exchange support is one thing. Getting merchants on board is something else. Although a few companies accept BCH payments, there is no game changer in this regard yet. If BitPay were to get on board, things could get very interesting. There are a few alternative solutions available, such as Rocktr, although it is rather expensive. It is an interesting altcoin to keep an eye on for many different reasons. Things may turn out very different from what most people would expect.

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03:49

Mark Haefele of UBS Group AG: Bitcoin Not Considered a Viable Currency to Invest In NEWSBTC

In an interview with Bloomberg, the chief investment officer of the worlds largest wealth management company, UBS Group AG, has declared his scepticism of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. For Mark Haefele, the lack of government regulation over Bitcoin is a cause for concern, as is the size of market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies in general. He stated that the sum total of all cryptocurrencies is not even the size of the smaller currencies that UBS would allocate portfolio space to.

The UBS Group AG officer also stated that there were risks inherent with Bitcoin that did not affect other currencies. These made the company adding portfolio allocations to cryptos unlikely anytime in the near future. Haefele highlighted the damage that a terrorist attack funded by Bitcoin could do to the market, particularly if it happened on US soil:

All it would take would be one terrorist incident in the U.S. funded by Bitcoin for the U.S. regulator to much more seriously step in and take action. Thats a risk, an unquantifiable risk, Bitcoin has that another currency doesnt.

He also mentioned the oft-repeated concern of high-finance folk that cryptocurrency could easily be used for money laundering. This, he feels, is a situation thats unlikely to persist forever. Clearly, Haefele thinks that greater government regulation is on the way soon which could detract from one of the main value propositions of BTC.

He concluded with some general thoughts on investing in cryptocurrency, hinting that it was essentially impossible to determine where the top could be. For him, this is a negative quality as there is no clear exit point for investors. For proponents and supporters of cryptocurrency, however, the practically limitless upside potential is what attracts them to the space. In Haefeles own words:

The thing that always strikes me about these, quote unquote, investments is not really when you would get into it but when you would get out of it. So how do you know when to get out of a bitcoin investment?

 

 

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03:01

Your wallet, your freedom: Expert Blog Cointelegraph.com News

Financial specialist from World Bank discusses how to keep your crypto assets and where to expect the boom for cryptocurrencies (youre wrong if you guessed Wall Street!)

02:20

Turkish Gang Extort 450 Bitcoin NEWSBTC

According to several Turkish news sources, law enforcement have detained a criminal ring in Merter, Istanbul. The gang reportedly extorted cryptocurrency from a wealthy business who had been flashing his cash on social media websites.

In total, they were able to steal 450 BTC, worth over $3.5 million at todays market price. According to local newspapers, the criminals posed as police, followed the victim to his car before bundling him into the back of a van. There, they threatened him at gunpoint to transfer the Bitcoin, as well as to surrender his online banking log in details. The whole incident is said to have lasted eight hours before the businessman was released.

The gang were less effective at covering their movements than they were at extorting the funds, however. Following a report being filed with law enforcement by the victim, police were able to quickly identify the members of the criminal network using CCTV surveillance cameras in the area. An intelligence gathering operation followed in which the authorities studied the movements of the members. Meanwhile, the stolen funds were tracked via the blockchain. However, its unclear at present whether the Bitcoin were returned to their rightful owner.

Having gathered sufficient evidence, the police moved in as the gang were preparing a second extortion job. During their investigation, the authorities also discovered that mining devices had been stolen from three other victims in the district of Esenler.

Following the arrest of the members of the gang, HaberTurk, a Turkish news source reported that the ringleader has been sentenced to 30 years behind bars. The incident and ensuing legal action is the first prosecution for a cryptocurrency-related extortion in the country of Turkey to date.

Its believed that the gang had targeted the businessman after he had posted various pictures of him living a flamboyant, decadent lifestyle on social media platforms. This further highlights the need for discretion with cryptocurrency holdings. Announcing that you just bought 20 BTC for 100 bucks to the general public on an online forum back in May 2011 might not have seemed like a big deal at the time. Today, however, youd be considered a more than worthy target for a similar extortion to that detailed above.

 

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02:10

The Next Frontier in Blockchain Technology: Scaling and Commercial Optimization Cointelegraph.com News

The Next Frontier in Blockchain Technology: Scaling and Commercial Optimization.

01:51

Major ATM Manufacturer Integrates Bitcoin, Exposure to Millions of Users Cointelegraph.com News

Through Coinplug mobile app, South Korean users can now easily withdraw and deposit cash to sell or obtain Bitcoin.

00:05

Banks Control Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. We Are Being Played "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Banks Control Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. We Are Being Played By Justin Danneman  Squawker TDC Note With bitcoin being developed and introduced to the world by a ghost it would make sense the people messing around with this latest illusion of...

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Saturday, 18 November

23:40

ICOs on Our Terms and Conditions CoinDesk

How to structure token sales that comply with securities laws open participation to a diverse range of purchasers and enhance value for all involved.

22:45

Millions Gone? Broker Takes Fire for Bitcoin Cash Trading Freeze CoinDesk

Bitcoin cash's big ups and downs have had market impacts far and wide, while showcasing the nascent nature of the crypto sector as a whole.

22:03

Karpeles Suggests Potential For MtGox Revival Cointelegraph.com News

Mark Karpeles, CEO of the now bankrupt Bitcoin exchange MtGox, has publicly suggested reviving the exchange and even doing an ICO to raise needed funds.

21:51

VC Expert Gurley: Bitcoin is Incredible Store of Value Cointelegraph.com News

VC expert and investor Bill Gurley believes Bitcoin is an incredible store of value and has real use cases where currency is destabilized.

20:58

Debt Rattle November 18 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Henri Cartier Bresson Juvisny, France 1938   Consumers Are Both Confident And Broke (John Rubino) You Have Been Warned (Lance Roberts) Norway Plan to Sell Off $35 Billion in Oil, Gas Stocks Rattles Markets (BBG) The Worlds Biggest Wealth Manager Wont Touch Bitcoin (BBG) Trumps Saudi Scheme Unravels (Alastair Crooke)

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19:10

ALT COIN BULLS GAINS $17 ON NOVEMBER 17 NEWSBTC

In general, its the beginning of another rally for NEO bulls after that break above $40. This and combination of another bull drive in Monero and DASH should be profitable opportunities in the cryptocurrency realm.

Lets look at the charts:

NEM BULLS KEEP PRICE ABOVE $0.20 MAIN SUPPORT LINE

alt coin NEM Daily chart NEMUSD Daily Chart for November 18, 2017

Consolidation is the word for this cryptocurrency and $0.17 support has been common for the past two days.

Secondly, NEM prices are still above the $0.20 support/resistance line, NEM bulls are still in charge unless there is a breakdown of NEM prices strongly below the 20 period MA which has been shoring prices for the past 4 trading days. Notice that this 20 period MA was resistance in October and parts of September.

Therefore, the fact prices are still above that level asserts NEM bull presence. Any close above the main resistance trend line at $0.22 is ideal.

DASH BULLS PUSH PRICE ABOVE $450

alt coin DASH Daily chartDASHUSD Daily Chart for November 18, 2017

It was important for DASH bulls to maintain their price action above $410 August highs.

Now that our recommended buy limits and buy stops are now live, any DASH trades taken between $370 and $410 or above $450...

16:00

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15:08

Rapid Increase in Tether Supply Raises Concerns of Manipulation, Creative Accounting Cointelegraph.com News

Tether has been questioned a great deal in the past year, and some believe that its all make believe. Audits desperately needed.

14:59

European Central Bank Considering Bitcoin Regulation According to Council Member Cointelegraph.com News

European regulators arent sure how to handle digital currencies, as European Central Bank council member talks simultaneously of outright bans and hands-off approaches

14:42

Nasdaq Files Patent for Blockchain-based Asset Ownership Data Storage System Cointelegraph.com News

Nasdaq clearly sees the potential in Blockchain, but they may not be able to immediately implement the technology to track asset ownership.

14:29

Support Cryptogon with Bitcoin Cash "IndyWatch Feed World"

High fees and slow confirmations have made Bitcoin very unpleasant to use. How about supporting Cryptogon with some of your cheap to use and fast confirming Bitcoin Cash? Current cryptocoin addresses are always on the support page. Want to send some other coin? Just let me know and Ill generate a wallet address for you. []

12:41

Coinbase Custody Targets $10 Billion in Institutional Funds for Bitcoin Investment Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin continues to go more mainstream, as Coinbase launches new product targeted at traditional financial players and large institutional investors.

12:00

The Central Banks Are Now Preparing For The Financial Crisis (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Central Banks Are Now Preparing For The Financial Crisis Video X22 Report After Jamie Dimon slammed bitcoin for being a money laundering tool, JP Morgan has been busted for money laundering. Is online sales pushing the brick and...

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10:30

Building Relationships With Regulators In An Decentralised Eco System! With Bharath Rao (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Building Relationships With Regulators In An Decentralised Eco System! With Bharath Rao Video Crush the Street We have Bharath Rao to share his expert insights on the Crypto Currency markets and the direction the industry is going. As Blockchain...

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10:20

Armistice Day, then and now 100 years later. Bitcoin Not Bombs

This past Armistice day, November 11th 2017 Antiwar.com lunched its end of year fundraising campaign in a big way with $20,000 of Crypto Currency matching funds from Bitcoin.com and the addition of of BItcoinCash, Dash and Zcash to its accepted digital currencys. This marks only the beginning of our efforts to remember Armistice day as [...]

09:10

Gox ICO? CEO Karpeles Floats Token Sale to Revive Bitcoin Exchange CoinDesk

A Mt Gox initial coin offering (ICO)? It's not that much of a far-fetched idea, according to the defunct bitcoin exchange's controversial CEO.

08:54

Now the SegWit2x Hard Fork Has Really Failed to Activate Bitcoin Magazine

The SegWit2x Hard Fork Has Now Really Failed to Activate

In case there were any remaining doubts, it now seems clear that the SegWit2x hard fork will not happen.

The SegWit2x project, a product of the New York Agreement signed onto by a long list of companies and miners in May, had scheduled a hard fork to double Bitcoins block weight limit today. And while the controversial effort was suspended by leaders of the project last week, this would not have stopped anyone else from proceeding with it. Companies like Coinbase were indeed taking into account that the SegWit2x hard fork could still happen.

The Fork That Wasnt

SegWit2x nodes most notably btc1 were programmed to fork away from the Bitcoin blockchain this afternoon (UTC) to create the SegWit2x blockchain and a new currency, often referred to as B2X. However, not a single SegWit2x block has been mined since fork point, nor is there any indication that this is likely to happen. For all intents and purposes, there is no SegWit2x nor a B2X.

Further, software bugs in the btc1 codebase made all btc1 imple...

08:10

China Gold Import Jan-Sep 777t. Whos Supplying? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

China Gold Import Jan-Sep 777t. Whos Supplying? by Koos Jansen Bullion Star While the gold price is slowly crawling upward in the shadow of the current cryptocurrency boom, China continues to import huge tonnages of yellow metal. As usual,...

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08:00

UBS CIO: We Aren't Getting Involved With Bitcoin CoinDesk

UBS chief investment officer Mark Haefele says the world's largest money manager will not include bitcoin investments.

07:59

Working Hard to Increase Crypto Acceptance, Aid Travellers Cointelegraph.com News

Tired of getting exhausted just planning your vacation? TripAlly can help, and is working on speeding crypto adoption at the same time.

07:34

Crypto Trading and Traditional Assets: New Options for Investors Bitcoin Magazine

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While trading of crypto-assets is booming, some investors are looking for options to trade traditional assets like stocks via cryptocurrencies. Three new operators are among those developing trading platforms to meet this need, with blockchain-based tokens pegged to the underlying assets.

Ankorus

Ankorus is establishing a platform that will permit trading traditional assets, including stocks, bonds, futures, options, gold, silver, commodities, ETFs, FX and bitcoin futures with cryptocurrency.

Ankorus will establish an online exchange populated by any financial asset currently available worldwide, reads the Ankorus white paper. Various auditing measures will be taken to establish transparency, and customers will be able to validate that tokenised assets are fully backed and held by Ankorus.

To enable cryptocurrency holders to buy real-world financial assets, Ankorus will create and allocate tokens that are exactly value-pegged to the underlying assets in exchange for cryptocurrency.

Ankorus will hold its fundraising contribution or Token Generation Event (TGE) between November 25 and December 25. The ANK token will be distributed to contributors during the TGE.

The ANK is a utility token, used for commissions, for datafeeds, professional technical charting software, webinars, financial education materials and also membership for those who wish, Ankorus CEO John Cruz told Bitcoin Magazine. The ANK token will be allocated during our TGE and later listed on exchanges, beginning with EtherDelta. It is an ERC20 token.

Another token, the Anchor Token, will be the asset value-pegged token, separately cre...

07:28

After Calling Bitcoin A Money Laundering Tool, JPMorgan Busted For Money Laundering "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Swiss subsidiary of US mega-bank JP Morgan has been sanctioned by Switzerlands financial regulator FINMA for money laundering and seriously violating supervision laws. The sanctions are related to breaches of due diligence in connection [...]

07:28

Blockchain Coalition Seeks to Make Bitcoin Welcome in Wyoming Bitcoin Magazine

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A group of people are on a mission to bring Bitcoin back to the state of Wyoming after unfriendly laws made it impossible to transact with cryptocurrencies there more than two years ago.

The Wyoming Blockchain Coalition announced its formation this week. Its volunteer members aim to create a legal and regulatory environment in the state that welcomes cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology companies with open arms.

Among the groups advisors are Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock Byrne lives in Utah but has been a Bitcoin advocate for years a former Wyoming governor, and two deans and a computer science department head from the University of Wyoming.

Outdated Laws

Bitcoin used to be welcome in Wyoming. But a 2015 interpretation of the Wyoming Money Transmitters Act (which the state passed in 2003, years before Bitcoin even existed) by the Wyoming Division of Banking made it impractical for cryptocurrency exchanges to operate in the state.

Cryptocurrencies are not specifically included on the list of permissible investments within the Act, as stocks or securities would be. As a result, after learning it would have to put up huge financial backing to stay in operation in the state, Coinbase suspended its operations in Wyoming indefinitely in June 2015.   

But a lot of people think the law doesnt make sense. They see cryptocurrency as the future, and they think Wyoming would benefit from being more progressive.

Caitlin Long is one of those people. Now living in New York, where she serves as chairman and president at smart contracts platform company ...

07:12

Twenty Banks Join Hong Kong-Singapore Blockchain Partnership Cointelegraph.com News

More than twenty banks have agreed to partner together with the new Blockchain based digital funds and documents system between Hong Kong and Singapore, according to officials.

06:49

First BTC-LTC Lightning Network Swap Completed, Huge Potential Cointelegraph.com News

The first ever off-chain atomic swap between Bitcoin and Litecoin was successful on the testnet, according to spokesmen from both camps. The system would allow completely private transactions between chains.

05:45

Ethereum Could Soon Launch Its First Casper Testnet CoinDesk

An experimental consensus algorithm that's long been proposed as a pillar of the ethereum protocol could soon see its first testing.

04:45

No Fork, No Fire: Segwit2x Nodes Stall Running Abandoned Bitcoin Code CoinDesk

The Segwit2x bitcoin fork may have been formally called off, but as many as 150 nodes still running its code have stopped accepting transaction blocks

04:30

Bubbles and the Pitfalls of Hastily Accumulated Wealth (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bubbles and the Pitfalls of Hastily Accumulated Wealth Video maneco64 In this report I look at the early market action from London on Friday, November 17th, 2017. I also look at the blockchain, bitcoin and the South Sea bubble...

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04:15

JPMorgan accuses bitcoin of money laundering, gets busted for money laundering - as bitcoin recovers, sets new record "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Swiss subsidiary of US bank JPMorgan Chase has been sanctioned by Switzerland's financial regulator FINMA for money laundering and "seriously violating supervision laws," according to the local weekly Handelszeitung. The sanctions are reportedly related to breaches of due diligence in connection with money laundering standards. That literally means the Wall Street banking giant assisted in money laundering. The ruling was reportedly issued on June 30, but the regulator did not make it known as JPMorgan has been actively trying to prevent the publication. The Federal Administrative Court has since dismissed an appeal by the bank. It is two months since JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon slammed bitcoin, the world's leading cryptocurrency, labeling it a fraud. According to Dimon, bitcoin could be useful "if you were a drug dealer or a murderer." Dimon also compared bitcoin to the 17th-century Dutch tulip mania bubble. At the time, the CEO predicted the eventual demise of the digital currency and pledged to fire any trader trading bitcoin for being stupid.

04:10

This Bill Will Remove the No. 1 Obstacle to Owning Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Bill Will Remove the No. 1 Obstacle to Owning Bitcoin by Nick Rokke  International Man Nick Rokke: T, youve talked about a new law working its way through Congress. The bill would make every bitcoin transaction under $600 exempt from...

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03:45

Internet Archive Adds Bitcoin Cash, Zcash to Donation Options CoinDesk

The Internet Archive, host of the Wayback Machine, has announced it now supports donations in bitcoin cash and zcash.

03:29

Russia Blocks Golos For 7 Days In Data Sharing Argument Cointelegraph.com News

Golos CEO has said he will challenge the proceedings leading to Golos blocking in Russia.

03:06

Charlie Lee: Hard Work of Bitcoin Developers Directly Benefits Litecoin Cointelegraph.com News

Most innovative works done by Bitcoin developers and projects directly benefit Litecoin given the structural similarities between Bitcoin and Litecoin.

02:41

Genaro to Move Data From Cloud to Blockchain Cointelegraph.com News

Genaro is looking to step in to create a next level Blockchain 3.0 ecosystem that combines smart contracts, big data storage for DAPPs and real-world hub and incubator model.

02:32

Koreas Hyosung Now Supports Bitcoin At ATMs, Will Soon Add Ethereum Cointelegraph.com News

Hyosung appears sold on cryptocurrency as its ATMs can now sell and soon buy back Bitcoin and Ethereum.

02:30

ECB Council Member: Central Banks Considering Crypto Regulation CoinDesk

The European Central Bank's Ewald Nowotny has said that China's recent crackdown has brought new focus on cryptocurrency regulations.

02:19

Bitcoin Price Watch; An End Of The Week Profit NEWSBTC

We are closing in on the end of the week and its time to take the second of our twice-daily looks at the bitcoin price in an attempt to figure out how action today can be fed into a strategy that we can use to draw a profit from the market as we head into the weekend and beyond.

As we noted this morning, the bulls are very much in control of the market right now the overarching corrective action that we saw at the end of last week is now pretty much negated. Price is hovering in and around all-time highs and this has translated to some strong inflow of speculative volume mid-session. There is a chance, therefore, that we are going to see the current action continue into the close of the US session this evening.

However, if this doesnt happen, we might have to enter short on a corrective entry and so well make sure that our strategy incorporates some levels with which we can do just that.

So, as ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand right now. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our key range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are using for the session this evening (and, beyond, into the weekend) comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7895 and resistance to the upside at 7956.

We are going to look for a close above resistance to validate an immediate upside entry towards a target of 8000. A stop loss on the trade at 7930 will ensure we are taken out of the position if things turn against us.

Looking the other way, if we see a close below support, well jump in short towards 7850 to the downside.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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01:30

Ripple Makes a Splash: XRP Price Looks Up on Amex News CoinDesk

Positive news flow for Ripple seems to be boosting price, while the technical analysis also favors the bulls.

00:35

Visa Launches First Phase of Blockchain B2B Payments CoinDesk

Credit card giant Visa has launched the trial phase of its business-to-business payments system built with blockchain startup Chain.

00:30

IRS DEMANDS COINBASE RECORDS ON BITCOIN USERS (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

IRS DEMANDS COINBASE RECORDS ON BITCOIN USERS Video Junius Maltby TDC Note Dont foret to claim all your gains on your taxes or may get a knock on the door or an unannounced garnish on your wages. The...

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00:25

ING Creates Wall Street Friendly Blockchain Solution Cointelegraph.com News

ING has developed a zero-knowledge proof that is supposed to ensure anonymity when transacting on a Blockchain.

Friday, 17 November

23:58

Nasdaq Files For Blockchain-Based Asset Ownership Cointelegraph.com News

Nasdaq continues moving toward Blockchain technology as the company files another patent - this time related to asset ownership tracking.

23:30

Why Amazon Is Buying Up All Those Cryptocurrency URLs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

People really want Amazon to get into cryptocurrency. Amazon-watchers have shivered with anticipation as the company bought web domains like amazonbitcoin.com, even though the site has never done more than redirect to Amazons main page. But a new wave of purchases has observers keyed up all over again. This time the acquired URLs are amazonethereum.com, amazoncryptocurrency.com, and amazoncryptocurrencies.com. Whats going on?

The easy answer is brand protection. Anyone whos worked on a political campaign knows the virtue of over-hoarding web addresses that could be used in any conceivable way to tarnish, mock, or otherwise weaken the candidate and his or her public image. Amazon can certainly afford to collect as many potentially brand-diluting or revenue-reducing domains as seems reasonable. With cryptocurrency now penetrating the consciousness of ordinary people, now is a decent time as any to scoop up a few more destinations would-be customers might go.

The sexier answer is Amazon wants to be ready to jump with a moments notice into accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, you name it. Now that cryptocurrencies have made a pretty good claim to durabilityeven if their prices might fluctuate speculativelythe next big economic question is which institutions are going to muscle in first, if any.

Cryptocurrency Isnt a Good Platform for Commerce

Wall Street is too divided on the wisdom of crypto. Sovereign wealth hasnt shown enough interest. As far as we can tell, the financial powers that be are not going to transform the status and usefulness of Bitcoin and company anytime soon.

That leaves the playing field open for significant private entrants. Here you have your ideological benefactors, heavyweight speculators, bitcoin miners, and your international renegades, building up sudden, significant wealth they want to keep relatively free from global or national regulatory systems.

But there are limits to what cryptocurrency can do for the people poised to wield the most outsized control over it. Bitcoin, for instance, is a kludgy way to pay for most goods and services. Its much better and more conveniently used as a place to park wealth (assuming those exchange rates stay high). Its also a stupid way to try to participate in off the grid commerce. Thanks to the blockchain, you do not want to try paying for that suitcase full of heroin you bought on the dark web using Bitcoin.

So even though cryptocurrency is destined to remain an above-board commercial platform, its not a very good platform for commerce as currently structured. That means its not terribly attractive to a heavyweight company like Amazon that could freely wade into the status quo crypto space. So, again, whats going on?

Or Maybe Theyre Serious

Cryptocurre...

23:30

Up and Away? Bitcoin Price Eyes $8,000 Or Higher CoinDesk

Bitcoin has staged a remarkable "V" shaped recovery from the last week's lows near $5,500, and may be looking at new highs ahead.

23:10

New Materia1 Decred (DCR) ASIC Miners in the Works Crypto Mining Blog

It seems that there is a second company working on a Decred (DCR) ASIC miner, so it will not only be the recently announced Obelisk DCR1 apparently. There are two models announced for the moment from DCRasic Materia 1 supposedly capable of offering 400 GHS (Blake-256) with 275 Watts of power and priced at $1099 and Materia1-TURBO to offer 3 THS (Blake-256) with 2.1 kW of power usage and a hefty price tag of $7500. Materia1 ASICs are still not available for order as their development is supposedly currently ongoing, but the pre-sale should start by the end of this month according to the available information. The delivery of the final product will most likely not be earlier than 6 months from the start of the sale, if the project is successfully funded and sometime in 2018 we might end up with multiple Decred (DCR) ASIC miner options.

Weve had some concerns after the recent announcement of the Obelisk and so we do here, so while are going to keep an eye on the project with interest we advice a lot of caution should you decide to invest in any of the two options at the moment. Both companies havent delivered any ASIC miners so far and their projects are apparently both still in development and the risk that they may not deliver is real. For the moment both projects seem like high risk ones, but in the world of crypto often if the risk pays off it pays a lot.

For some, though not much, more details about the Materia1 Decred (DCR) ASIC miners

23:00

GDAX Will Support the Limited SegWit2x Hard Fork After all NEWSBTC

The SegWit2x hard fork has been very contentious, to say the very least. Initial support started dwindling pretty quickly. Moreover, the developers informed the world this plan was canceled not too long ago. It seems that situation has come to change as well. A few community members will still attempt to go ahead with this fork in a few hours. As a result, GDAX will disable Bitcoin transactions and make funds available to users. An interesting development, to say the very least.

It is uncanny how the SegWit2x debacle is still not over. A lot of people were relieved when the developers scrapped their initial plans. A few hours later, someone mentioned the community would still go ahead with this fork. There are still a few miners supporting it. How all of this will play out over the next 48 hours, remains to be determined. There is a lot of confusion regarding this development, which is only understandable.

GDAX Doubts SegWit2x Will Survive

GDAX has announced their stance regarding this fork. First of all, Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals will be disabled 6 hours before the fork. This event is scheduled to take place later today at around 2 AM. Preventing users from sending funds to the wrong chain is the companys main priority. It is unknown what type of replay protection SegWit2x will offer in its current iteration. Trading on GDAX will not be affected by this change, though.

Assuming the chain is valid, the company will support the B2X tokens as well. There is no reason to believe this will become the majority chain later today, but one never knows. A lot of strange things have happened in the Bitcoin world as of late. This new fork will create even more tension among Bitcoin supporters. Do keep in mind trading of B2X will not be supported by the company right away, if ever. It certainly creates an incentive for people to buy Bitcoin right now.

Should the chain be unusable, there is no plan for B2X support whatsoever. GDAX wont even allow withdrawals of the currency either in that case. It is still possible they would allow trading later on, depending on whether or not the chain survives. Rest assured a lot of people will keep an eye on the SegWit2x chain in the coming hours. It is good to see companies clarify their position regarding sensitive matter...

22:51

JPMorgan Guilty of Money Laundering, Tried To Hide Swiss Regulator Judgement Cointelegraph.com News

The worlds largest investment bank is guilty of money laundering, despite calling Bitcoin a fraud.

22:35

After Slamming Bitcoin As A Money Laundering Tool, JPMorgan Busted For Money Laundering "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

After Slamming Bitcoin As A Money Laundering Tool, JPMorgan Busted For Money Laundering from ZeroHedge TDC Note Did they overlook the funding of terrorist? Still no arrest, no indictment, no further investigation, no prison time. We need some rope...

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22:30

Friends Don't Let Friends Do Bad Crypto CoinDesk

Our duty to users doesn't end when they leave our site or app. Behaviors learned from us guide interactions with other services, writes Dan Elitzer.

22:30

RepuX Announces Upcoming Token Generation Event for its Blockchain-Backed, Data Sharing and Rewards Platform NEWSBTC

Krakw, Poland; November 17th, 2017 RepuX released its white paper today outlining its Ethereum-backed platform for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to earn rewards for sharing data on a decentralized network. Developers can use the data provided by SMEs to build Decentralized Applications (Dapps) that can then be sold back to SMEs to grow their businesses. This system of exchange and rewards enabled by the RepuX protocol forms the foundation for a new, peer-to-peer, data-sharing ecosystem.

In todays digital economy, data is gold. Software developers need access to data in order to build better applications for businesses. RepuX incentivizes SMEs to share data through the tokenization enabled by blockchain technology. Because trust is a consequence of blockchain technology, RepuX can overcome the lack of trust between anonymous actors in peer-to-peer networks. In the current data ecosystem, businesses are beholden to third parties for data set verification, which is both inefficient and costly. RepuX addresses this issue with participant-provided reputation values assigned to data sets. Reputation incentivizes data sellers to be honest and provide the highest quality data sets.

Eliminating the need for trust between actors on the network could significantly reduce fraud while simultaneously enable a spectrum of potential advancements in areas such as insurance, international trade, and micro loans. RepuX returns value to user data and bridges the digital divide between those who have easy access to machine learning data-sets and those who dont. Industries and businesses that stand to benefit from applications integrated with the RepuX protocol include, medical records, Electronic Point of Sale EPOS, Credit Scoring, Ecommerce and International Trade, Advertising and Online content, Big Data, and Archival Databases, amongst others.

RepuX intends to launch a Token Generation Event (TGE) in early 2018. 300 million RepuX tokens will be offered for sale by RepuX Limited through a pre-sale and the RepuX Foundation during the public ICO. The RepuX Token is an ERC23 token, which will be the only method to pay for and sell services on the RepuX platform. RepuX tokens can be purchased during the ICO with a transfer of ETH or BTC as well as via wire transfer for the pre-sale.

To schedule an interview, please contact Nikki Brown at Melrose PR; nikki(at)melrosepr(dot)com or call (310) 260-7901.

About RepuX

RepuX is a blockchain-backed protocol and platform for SMEs to earn rewards for sharing data on a secure, decentralized network. The RepuX platform anonymizes data and maintains quality through reputation scores determined by purchasers. Industries that stand to benefit from the RepuX platform include ecommerce, healthcare, accounting, microlending, an...

21:48

Bitcoin Price Watch; A Wild End To The Week NEWSBTC

So, we have come to the end of the week in our bitcoin price trading efforts and its looking as though we are going to have a pretty interesting close to the session. Things started moving late yesterday and we were able to jump into the markets on a nice clean breakout trade shortly before the US session closed out. As the chart below will show, action has not stopped appreciating overnight in Europe and price is now hovering in and around fresh all-time highs just below $7900. The hope is that this upside run will continue, but weve got to be aware that there is a chance we will see some degree of correction near term. If that happens, we will be ready to jump in short on a corrective downside entry.

if not, we will maintain our upside trajectory and stick with the markets as they are.

So, with this noted, lets get some levels in place that we can use to execute on this above-described strategy as and when it plays out. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets if things move during the session today. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7748 and resistance to the upside at 7849.

If we see price close above resistance, we will enter long towards an immediate upside target of 7930. Conversely, a close below support will have us in short towards a downside target of 7700. Stop losses on both trades will take us out of the positions in the event of a bias reversal.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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21:41

Why the Elite Are Dumping the Dollar and Running to Cryptocurrency: The Life Boat Project "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 

Why are worlds elite running from the US dollar? What is taking its place?

21:21

YouTube Adpocalypse Gets Blockchain Solution Cointelegraph.com News

What Brave is doing is letting YouTube users enjoy an ad-free experience, while letting content creators enjoy an alternate stream of revenue.

21:20

Over 20 Banks Join Singapore-Hong Kong Blockchain Trade Network CoinDesk

A number of banks have joined the recently announced blockchain-based trade network pilot jointly set up by Hong Kong and Singapore.

21:06

Prominent Investor: By 2040, There Will Be No World Without Bitcoin Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin will evolve into the global digital currency, especially amongst millennials.

21:00

BitPay CEO Claims Current Average Bitcoin Fee Makes 57.26% Wallet Balances Unspendable NEWSBTC

Everyone knows the Bitcoin transaction fees always spark new debates. In most cases, those discussions are not going all that well. Tony Gallippi, the CEO of BitPay, isnt a big fan of this situation either. Instead, he points out how over half of the current Bitcoin wallet is unable to spend their balance. This is mainly due to the balances being lower than the actual transaction fees. There is some backlash over this statement, as cheap transactions work just fine.

Conflicting opinions on Bitcoin fees are nothing new under the sun these days. We see debates like these pop up virtually every week. Surprisingly, BitPay CEO Tony Gallippi isnt doing much to alleviate the concerns. While his complaint on Twitter is about fees, his company is partially responsible for the high fees as well. In his opinion, the average transaction cost is now 100,000 Satoshis. That is not entirely true, even though it may be the average charged by BitPay.

BitPay CEO Complains About Fees

It is certainly possible to have low-fee transfers confirmed as well. Any decent service that allows users to set their own costs gets transactions confirmed pretty quickly. The services which did integrate SegWit seem to have very few issues when it comes to these fees. BitPay hasnt done so just yet at this point in time. Considering it is the largest Bitcoin payment processor, one would expect bigger and better things. So far, nothing has changed in this regard.

Gallippi further confirms over half of the existing Bitcoin wallets cant spend the balance. More specifically, 57.26% of all addresses have less than 100,000 Satoshi in their balance. That is a surprisingly low amount of money, even though its value has gone up steadily. With the current network fee of 30 S...

20:44

Coinbase Launches New Storage Service for Institutional Investors Cointelegraph.com News

To use the service, a customer needs to pay the initial set-up fee of $100,000, along with a 10 basis point fee per month on the coins stored in the system to satisfy the need of investors of a trusted digital asset custodian for the secure storage of their funds.

20:35

EC Releases Report on Possible Blockchain Applications in Education Cointelegraph.com News

In the report titled Blockchain in Education, the commission focused on the possible use of Blockchain for the digital accreditation of personal and academic learning. The report is intended for policymakers in the education sector.

20:26

Vontobel and Leonteq Securities Launch Bitcoin Futures Cointelegraph.com News

The product launchings come amidst the growing interest in digital currency products among institutional investors.

20:00

The Beginning? Tezos Could Open Doors for ICO Litigation CoinDesk

Class-action litigators in the U.S. appear to be positioning for a potential pop in the hot initial coin offering market.

19:10

Nasdaq Explores Storing Asset Data on Blockchain CoinDesk

Stock exchange operator Nasdaq filed a patent outlining how to store asset ownership data on a blockchain.

19:02

DASH AND MONERO SPINNING TOPS NEWSBTC

After last weeks mega rally DASH and Monero appears to be topping with equal bullish and bearish pressure. As noted, three consecutive dojis have formed over the past three days forming spinning tops. We still retain our bullish skew provided that prices reverse around key Fibonacci levels with a buy signal in place either in the daily or 4HR time frame.

Lets look at the charts:

NEM GAINS $0.08 AND CLOSES ABOVE THE SUPPORT LINE

alt coin NEM Daily chartNEMUSD Daily Chart for November 17, 2017

By moving $0.08 yesterday, NEM bulls confirmed the previous day bull candlestick and ended up closing above the support of $0.20.

Secondly, despite the upper long wick showing USD bulls, the fact that NEM prices are above the 20 period MA show that price action is pro-bulls.That is expected. In fact bulls should be ramping up their long positions in shorter time frames.

The short term goal for NEM bulls is to push prices above the main resistance trend lines above $0.22.

DASH TEST THE LOWER LIMIT OF THE BUY ZONE BUT CLOSES HIGHER

alt coin DASH Daily chart DASHUSD Daily Chart for November 17, 2017

If anything, DASH price action characteristics mean that over the past three days, price action have been moving within a $107 range. That is huge....

19:00

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD to Gain Momentum? NEWSBTC

Key Highlights

  • Ethereum classic price is slowly moving higher and is currently trading above $16.00 against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $16.50 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair might continue to move higher if there is a clear break of the $17.50 resistance.

Ethereum classic price is gaining momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD has to move above $17.50 to accelerate gains in the near term.

Ethereum Classic Price Uptrend

We saw a decent correction in ETC price after an upside ride toward $21.50 against the US Dollar. The price corrected towards the $15.00 support before finding buyers and starting a new uptrend. There was a decent rise from the $15.00 and the price is now placed above the $16.00 level. It has moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $19.20 high to $15.52 low.

Moreover, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $16.50 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair. The pair is currently trading above the $16.50 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $19.20 high to $15.52 low is currently acting as a resistance. It has to gain pace above $17.50 and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $19.20 high to $15.52 low to trade toward $19.00 or even $20.00.

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC USD

On the downside, the broken resistance near $16.50 is a support zone along with the 100 hourly SMA. As long as the price is above the same, it could gain pace and move above $17.50.

Hourly MACD The MACD for ETC/USD is slightly in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI for ETC/USD is placed well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $16.50

Major Resistance Level $17.50

Charts courtesy Trading...

17:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Surges Higher NEWSBTC

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price gained heavy bids and moved above $0.2500 against the US Dollar before correcting lower.
  • There is a bearish trend line forming with resistance at $0.2350 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The price might continue to move higher and it remains supported above the $0.2100 level.

Ripple price gained heavy bullish momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD remains in an uptrend above the $0.2100 support area.

Ripple Price Rally

There was a sharp upside move in Ripple price above the $0.2150 level against the US Dollar. The upside move was strong as the price was able to break the $0.2400 and $0.2500 resistance levels. It traded close to the $0.2700 level before it faced solid offers. A high was formed near $0.2660 and later the price started a downside correction. The dip was massive and the price trimmed most of its gains to trade back towards $0.2100.

The mentioned $0.2100 support area acted as a support along with the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price is now moving back higher and already broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.2660 high to $0.2065 low. On the upside, there is a bearish trend line forming with resistance at $0.2350 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The same trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.2660 high to $0.2065 low.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

Therefore, the $0.2350 level is a decent resistance for the next move. On the downside, an initial support is near $0.2180. However, the most important support is close to the $0.2120 level and the 100 hourly SMA.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is reducing its bearish slope.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is still above the 50 level and showing positive signs.

Major Support Level $0.2120

Major Resistance Level $0.2350

 

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16:49

A Blockchain Platform that will Holistically Confront the Existing Problems of the Gaming Industry NEWSBTC

When confronted with just a 50-50 chance of getting it right or wrong in an ecosystem that is filled with so many options, it is natural for an investors instinct to pick a more established and balanced venture with a track record ahead of an ordinary startup whose ideas are yet to be thoroughly tested in real life.

Decentralizing the video game economy

Already backed by a publicly listed company (iCandy Interactive Ltd, ASX:ICI) that has an existing relevant business with prominent institutional shareholders. The Nitro project will tokenize the video games economy that is backed by a successful award-winning game business that has been operating for many years. Having recently acquired game portfolio with 325 million users, the platform now boasts of 348 million users. This gives Nitro the chance to become most widespread cryptocurrency in the world, a proposition that provides a safety net against the risk of business plan execution, compared to other ICO projects have.

Simply defined, Nitro is an independent, blockchain-based online collaboration platform, which seeks to allow participation in the video-games economy, to connect various stakeholders, and to achieve growth for the overall Nitro network.

The game industry is confronted with a lot of complex challenges. Some of these challenges involves the sidelining of some supposed key players in the industry, leaving them to be ordinary stakeholders without the appropriate compensation for their inputs. This happens when the bigger financially buoyant  members of the gaming community organise a dominating structure which makes it harder for smaller players to meet up with certain standards, so their rewards are determined by the few whales in the form of game studios and institutional marketers.

A holistic approach towards a complex system

With Nitros thorough understanding of these situation and other complex challenges of the gaming industry, the company is building a blockchain based solution that will via a holistic approach solve end-to-end value-chain problems of the ecosystem. This approach puts into proper perspective the interests of all stakeholders of the video-game industry, i.e. gamers, game studios, publishers, and financiers.

These solutions are expected to be achieved by using the Nitro blockchains native token called NOX. Holders of this token will be able to participate in the economy of the video-games industry. Nitro will fund games voted in by NOX holders on the platform. Promising Game Studios will have access to much-needed funding and will be able to connect with gamers earlier on in the development cycle. This will greatly improve the quality and variety of games produced.

On the side of the gamers, they will be able to use the token as i...

16:30

Swiss Firms to Let Traders Short Bitcoin With New Futures Products CoinDesk

Swiss bank Vontobel and Leonteq Securities announced that they will start trading Switzerlands first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday.

16:04

Ethereum Cryptocurrency Almost $400 Million Vanishes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thanks to a string of screw-ups and bugs, an unsuspecting developer recently took possession of an estimated $US390 million worth of the Ethereum cryptocurrency by accident. In an attempt to give back the money, however, the guy ended up locking up the funds permanently. Essentially, the money has just evaporated.

It turns out that hackers started the trouble getting into the cryptocurrency wallet service stealing about $42 million. To then patch the vulnerability to their block-chain technology, they introduced a bug that affected multi-signature wallets. These are wallets which require several people to enter keys before funds get transferred. This was intended to be top security for Ether which is the second largest cryptocurrency. Somehow, a guy called devops199 triggered the bug and took control of all multi-sig wallets unintendedly. Then devops199 attempted to reverse the process to give back the money which then triggered the bug. The result was the destruction all of the funds. The bug caused a chain reaction of events that locked all multi-signature wallets that cannot now be unlocked.

Welcome to the world of Cryptocurrency.

BTW: Blockchain can be hacked, in case you did not know.

16:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Corrects Lower NEWSBTC

Key Highlights

  • ETH price started a minor correction from the $337.65 swing high against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break below yesterdays highlighted major bullish trend line with support at $326.50 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price tested the $318 support area where appeared and protected further declines.

Ethereum price moved a few points down against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently above $326 and facing hurdles on the upside.

Ethereum Price Resistance

There was no major move above the $336-337 resistance in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price started a downside move and traded below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $337.65 high. More importantly, there was a break below yesterdays highlighted major bullish trend line with support at $326.50 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

It has opened the doors for further corrections as long as the price is below $336-337. The last downside wave was protected by the $318 support and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $337.65 high. Moreover, the 100 hourly simple moving average near $318.50 acted as a support and prevented declines. The pair is now moving back higher and is currently trading above $326. On the upside, there is a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $328.50.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

As long as the price is below the $336 and $337 levels, there is a chance of another downside move back toward $322. However, any major declines below $318 and 100 hourly simple moving average should be limited. There can be a couple of swing moves below $336 before the price attempts the next move.

Hourly MACD The MACD is mostly flat with minor bullish signals.

Hourly RSI The RSI is currently just above the 50 level with no major bearish signal.

Major Support Level $318

Major Resistance Level $337

 

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15:08

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Breaks Down NEWSBTC

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price broke down and traded below the $1000 handle against the US Dollar.
  • This weeks highlighted bearish trend line with current resistance at $1050 is in place on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price is currently recovering but it will most likely face sellers near $1050 and $1100.

Bitcoin cash price traded lower sharply below $1000 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is now under pressure and remains sell on rallies.

Bitcoin Cash Price Resistance

There was no major recovery in bitcoin cash price yesterday above $1200 against the US Dollar. The price started a sharp downside move and traded below a couple of important support levels like $1050 and $1000. The decline was strong and the price traded close to $800. A low was formed near $835 from where a recovery wave is initiated. The price has moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $1220 high to $835 low.

However, this weeks highlighted bearish trend line with current resistance at $1050 is in place on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The same trend line resistance is near $1050. So, the previous support at $1050 may now act as a resistance for buyers in the near term. It also coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $1220 high to $835 low.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

The current recovery is positive, but a break below $1050 was negative. Therefore, bitcoin cash price might continue to face sellers near $1050 and $1100. On the downside, an initial support is around $900. Below $900, the price will most likely retest the recent low of $835.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is still in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is recovering from the overbought levels, but it is below 50.

Major Support Level $850

Major Resistance Level $1050

 

Charts courtesy ...

15:00

Europe's Executive Arm Issues Report on Blockchain For Education CoinDesk

EU Commission has released a report titled 'Blockchain in Education' that explains on potentials of the nascent technology in the education industry.

14:59

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/17/2017 New Highs Yet Again! NEWSBTC

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price is at it again, breaking past the latest set of highs to close in on the $8000 handle.
  • Revisiting the Fib extension levels shows how high bitcoin price could go from here.
  • Price is already testing the 50% extension level but technical indicators show strengthening bullish momentum.

Bitcoin price is establishing new record highs and the Fibonacci extension levels show the next upside targets.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA on the daily time frame so the path of least resistance is to the upside. Moreover, the gap between the moving averages is widening to reflect stronger bullish pressure.

In that case, bitcoin price could aim for the 61.8% extension at $8638 or head to the 76.4% extension at $9352. The full extension is located at $10,506.54 and several analysts actually expect bitcoin to reach the $10,000 levels before year end.

Stochastic is on the move up to show that buyers are in control of price action. RSI has more room to climb so bitcoin price could keep following suit until both indicators turn from oversold levels.

Market Factors

The rise in volumes, supported by increasing investor interest, has been seen as the main factor spurring gains. According to CoinMarketCap.com, cryptocurrency markets have seen in excess of $10 billion in trading volume in the past 24 hours.

 

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14:27

XRP Surges as AMEX Teams up with Ripple NEWSBTC

XRP Ripple: XRP had a rollercoaster ride on Thursday on the news that American Express has teamed up with Ripple for cross-border payments.

This partnership with Ripple will enable instant blockchain-based payments for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to U.K.-based businesses that bank with Santander U.K.

How did XRP Ripple React?

XRP surged to the one-month high level of $0.2668 as the Ripple-AMEX partnership news broke out. However, it quickly erased most of the gains and closed Thursdays trading session at the key pivot level of 0.2233. It then started Fridays Asian session below the Ichimoku cloud. The future cloud on Ichimoku Kinko Hyos daily setup remains flat, although slightly bearish.

XRP-Ripple-Technical-AnalysisXRP-Ripple-Technical-Analysis

With this, we could expect XRPs range trade to continue for a bit more longer against the US dollar. The median range price for the pair appears to be between the 23% and 61% Fibonacci retracement levels at 0.1890 and 0.2790 respectively.

The Fibonacci setup retraces the major downtrend XRP saw after its ICO price of 0.3729, all the way down to the all-time-low price of 0.13.

Tell Me More about the Ripple-AMEX Collaboration

The Ripple-AMEX blockchain project allows payments made by American Express business customers on its  FX International Payments (FXIP) platform to be routed through Ripples enterprise blockchain network.

With this, Ripple believes that its cryptocurrency, XRP, will come into play as a means of speeding up payments later on down the line. This could explain the initial surge as the news broke out.

This marks one of the first major uses of the blockchain industry. Financial firms hope the technology can reduce the cost and complexity of processes such as securities settlement and international payments.

In a statement Ripples CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that transfers that used to take days will be completed in real time.

American Expresss chief information offic...

13:11

American Investors Plan to HODL Bitcoin Until Price Hits $196,000 Cointelegraph.com News

Americans seem to be better hodlers than many financial pundits think; most will hold Bitcoin longer than three years and wont sell out until $196k per coin.

12:35

Mimblewimble Just Launched Its First Testnet CoinDesk

An experimental blockchain boasting an innovative array of potential features is now entering a new phase of testing.

10:37

Coinfirm Partners with TokenMarket to Bring Effective Anti-Money Laundering Process to ICOs NEWSBTC

Coinfirm and TokenMarket announced today a collaboration to bring effective anti-money laundering to the blockchain space and to ICOs.

Token sales have been a hot topic in the tech and finance world and yet the regulatory aspect and need of an end-to-end service have been seriously lacking for this growing fundraising activity. With $3.4bn raised this year through token sales, businesses are seeing a need to self-regulate through the adoption of AML practices. To further complicate this challenge, jurisdictions are adopting varying definitions and regulatory standards towards the process of token sales. Now, Coinfirm and TokenMarket are taking the necessary steps to stay ahead of the curve by ensuring the highest standards of regulatory compliance for token sales.

Coinfirm, known as a leading blockchain regtech and compliance company, has been providing compliance services for both blockchain and traditional industry players around the world through the Coinfirm AML/CTF Platform. Recently, Coinfirm announced that they were introducing a streamlined and automated AML/CTF solution for Ethereum and associated Tokens and ICOs.

As the premier platform for ICOs, TokenMarket provides a full token sale advisory service underpinned by a firm commitment to raising standards across the entire token ecosystem. TokenMarket promotes the need for those running token sales to seek solid legal advice to understand the KYC and AML requirements and as needed, adopt a solution like Coinfirm.

We are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of interest in our token sale services and we are thrilled to be working with some of the highest profile blockchain companies to help scale up their businesses. With that comes a responsibility to ensure that we are advising our clients with the latest and best possible technology and information regarding regulation. Coinfirm represents some of the best in the regulatory space and we are very excited to be partnering with them and look forward to working together to safeguard the future of token sales, Ransu Salovaara, TokenMarket CEO, said.

Coinfirms CEO Pawel Kuskowski also expressed his enthusiasm for the importance of the partnership. TokenMarket represents the standard in the token sale environment, while we represent the same for regtech and compliance for blockchain. Without two entities like us coming together, the question of regulatory compliance in commercial applications towards this revolutionary process remains quite grey and prevents it from reaching its potential in the traditional and mass markets. Were here to help bring that security, confidence, and growth to the process. said Kuskowski.

About Coinfirm

Coinfirm serves as a f...

10:29

New Wallet Rahakott Will Make the Cryptocurrency World More Accessible NEWSBTC

On November 12, 2017, a new project, Rahakott, was launched. Rahakott is a crytocurrency wallet that allows anyone to send or receive digital currencies and to monitor their balance. The surge in demand for cryptocurrencies drives demand for solutions that are more convenient and simpler to implement.

Digital currencies do not exist in physical form and are not stored in a single place. All that actually exist are transaction records in a blockchain. Therefore, when Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies are transferred, the ownership rights to a certain amount are simply rewritten to your wallets address. However, to take control of that currency, the private key for your wallet has to match the public address to which the currency has been allocated. If they match, a withdrawal happens at one wallet and a deposit at the other. And all of this is just a record in the blockchain.

The market does not currently offer that many choices of suitable, easy to use wallets that would give both security and speed in processing transactions, comments Akke Svenson, the wallets founder. We have had the audacity to address all the existing issues with the Rahakott wallet.

The key issue is registration. It is on this step that some users simply cannot make sense of the system and go on to look elsewhere. The Rahakott service offers simple registration without email or phone, with just a mnemonic phrase.
Despite the simplicity of registration, the waller is well-protected from hacking by two-factor authentication. In addition, users that conduct business using cryptocurrency can set up subaccounts for their clients and generate requests for payment. Rahakott has functionality that allows batch generation of a large number of addresses. Miners have the ability to set a wallet address as to where they would like to receive their reward for mining.

The wallets are algoristic, meaning that a new address is generated for each transaction, which increases user anonymity. The existence of an API allows for the wallets functionality to be integrated into external web services and software.

Rahakott went live on November 12, says Akke Svenson. We plan to keep perfecting the services functionality as we go. Our next step is to integrate currency exchanges, so that clients can choose the best exchange rates when converting to other cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies (P2P exchange). Our service serves to disrupt the status quo in the modern financial system, which is riddled with limitations, fees, and difficulties in processing transactions. We find ourselves at the starting point of a new, independent, and transparent financial future. And were building that world together!

Project Team

Akke Svenson, Rahakott.io cryptocurrency wallet founder
Entrepreneur, IT specialist, blockchain enthusiast. Graduated from the Royal Institute of Technol...

10:20

What You Need To Know About The Trump JFK Release "IndyWatch Feed World"

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10:18

Why You Should Invest in Monero NEWSBTC

Monero is one of the fastest growing cryptocurrencies in the world. It is highly secure and has been able to maintain the confidentiality of its coins and the coin owners. This currency uses top-notch technological systems which make it impossible to trace any of its transactions. All the Monero coins are identical and can be exchanged to uphold the privacy of its owners. This usually termed as being fungible.

The receipts for this cryptocurrency are kept public, but they are anonymous hence impossible to trace the origin. You can make deposits or transfer funds without a trace. The currency utilizes a ring signature system which enables it to even hide the value of the Monero cash transferred. This is an ideal currency for people who need an untraceable media of transacting cash. It is the most private crypto and is highly safe from any form of interference.

Monero is a newer cryptocurrency than Bitcoin, but it has been able to compete favorably. It uses the CryptoNote protocol as opposed to the bitcoin protocol. It is highly preferred compared to bitcoin because of its heightened priority on the privacy of its users. Also, Monero has a higher possibility of remaining competitive in the cryptocurrency market. This is because it is on the StackExchange which totally increases its already booming public source code repository.

Monero also enables you to carry out larger transactions. It does not have a block size limit which is present in other currencies. Lack of this limit enables it to carry out many transactions in one second compared to others such as Bitcoin.

In the next few years, exciting games such as slots will be played using Monero. Perhaps the bonuses will be given in these terms, and gambling will be more thrilling. Here is the list of free slot games with bonus rounds.

Rapid Growth

Another reason why you should invest in Monero is that it is exhibiting a rapid growth rate. The number of people embracing its use has been on the rise since it was initiated. This is because it has shown an undoubted capability to keep the financial information of its users private. People have different reasons for concealing their financial info, and this has to be respected. Monero makes it very possible for them.

However, there is an unfounded accusation that associates Monero currency with illegal money such as drug trafficking money. This is not a money laundering scheme or a get rich quick mechanism as suggested by some quarters. It is simply a cryptocurrency that ensures the privacy of its users. What they decide to do with their money is up to them.

Monero is an excellent investment for the long term because more people are demanding for the privacy of their money. It has continued to prove that it can upho...

10:14

How to Get Free Bitcoins NEWSBTC

At the time of this writing, 1 Bitcoin was equivalent to 4,425 dollars. Some analysts believe that by the end of 2017, it will pass the $ 5,000 barrier. We wont be talking about these discussions in this article, but we can guarantee you this: Bitcoin is one of the most suitable tools to invest. Although you need a solid capital to enter the BTC market, you can get BTC even without any initial capital if you know how to do it. Perhaps you can play at a Bitcoin Casino with your winnings and double up your capital, who knows? We will tell you how to do this, but first, we have to talk about satoshi. In order to win free BTC, you first need to accumulate the satoshi( sat for short).

You can think of satoshi as the penny of Bitcoin. A satoshi is the hundredth of a millionth of one BTC. At the moment, 22.622 satoshi is equal to 1 USD. Likewise, 100,000,000 satoshi corresponds to 1 BTC, that is, 4,425 dollars. It is important that you understand what satoshi is because the faucet sites distribute it for free.

What Are Faucet Sites?

Designed by Gavin Andresen in 2010, the faucet sites are places that give you free sat for the fulfillment of a certain task. These tasks are variable, sometimes you are asked to decipher a captcha, and sometimes you only need to spend a certain amount of time on the website. They say they intend to introduce people to BTC, but the main purpose is to drive traffic. Who would not want to visit a website where you can earn free money? These sites are full of ads, they make money with those. (For the same reason, if you use an AdBlocker, you cannot visit most of them.) You spend time on the website, the owners of the website earn money from advertisements, and they give a small amount of satoshi as a gift. However, no faucet website gives more than 1,000 sat.

Other sources of income are referral links. If you are a member of a faucet site, you are getting a special, personalized link. If another person subscribes to the site using this link, the amount of satoshi you earn is increasing. It is a kind of pyramid scheme, and it is still unclear whether it is legal or not. Because you are not required to make an investment, it is enough to spend time on the website. Even with a capital of only 3 BTC, you can also set up a faucet site. In the long run, the income you get from advertising will be more than the satoshi you distribute.

Are They Legal?

In fact, the question you need to ask here is whether they really give free satoshi or not. The good news is, yes, they really do. The bad news is that the amount of satoshi you can get is very small and it is deposited to an intermediary system (like faucethub). So by using faucet system, you wont be entering the...

10:04

Blockchain Giant Cashaa Ventures into a Strategic Partnership with Bubblo NEWSBTC

Cashaa, the worlds first blockchain based online banking platform has announced its partnership with Bubblo, an AI-powered app to find Top 5 hangout venues in a specific region.

A simplified user experience in a legally compliant way

Cashaa, a next-generation online banking for billions, seeks to leverage the blockchain industry with its pioneering solution to connect the West and East along with financial inclusion, hence creating a fair value and a win-win solution for both worlds.

Cashaa is building a powerful wallet with a spectrum of digital financial services to enable its community to deposit, spend, lend, borrow & transfer money anywhere in the world to any card. Thus, creating liquidity for cryptocurrencies and enabling them to be transferred worldwide in a fast, secure and authorised manner.

Cashaa has launched its Token Generation Event (TGE), with CAS token built as an EIP-20 (former ERC-20) token on the Ethereum blockchain. CAS are being sold at $0.10 each in a crowdsale that is open now until 5 December. Adding to its spree of partnerships recently, Cashaa announces its 4th strategic partnership with Bubblo as a cross-marketing platform.

Paving a way to push cryptocurrencies into the mainstream

Bubblo, the worlds first decentralized Food, Beverage, and Retail review and payment platform ecosystem to decentralize the reviews that form their recommendation engine. Bubblo harnesses the power of IBMs Watson supercomputer to deliver AI, allowing users to filter venues by price, type, cuisine etc. Live videos and photos available within BubbloApp give visitors a feel of the venue before they actually go there.

Recently Bubblo is seeking to gamify its review system, decentralising the BubbloApp with blockchain technology, thus incentivising its users who check-in at places and receive blockchain rewards for submitting reviews. Users can pay for their food and drinks with CAS tokens and in return Restaurants, Bars and Clubs can pay for their supplies to Food & Beverage companies, who also can pay for advertising on Bubblo thus completing this ecosystem.

Now, Bubblo has taken a strategic blockchain initiative with Cashaa, to integrate blockchain technology and utilise CAS in its app, enabling users to transact directly through the app. As Bubblo ventures into cryptocurrencies to incentivize reviews, this ground-breaking collaboration with Cashaa will power an efficient cross-marketing strategy.

For more information about Cashaa and the CAS token sale visit: https://cashaa.com

 

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10:00

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Pushes All-time Highs and Tests Historic Resistance Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Throughout the life of bitcoins two-year bull run, it has been confined within two macro trends: one parabolic and one linear both on a logarithmic scale:

Figure_1.JPGFigure 1: BTC-USD, 1-Day Candles, Macro Trend

The parabolic envelope (black curves) has confined the entire bull run throughout the last two years. Over the weekend, we saw a test of the lower curve that proved to be proper support and propelled the market into a bounce that now has the market testing the upper linear trendline (purple lines) at the time of this article:
Figure_2.JPGFigure 2: BTC-USD, 2-Hour Candles, Test of Upper Trendline

As the bitcoin market approaches the upper trendline, the price action will coincide with a test of the previous all-time high. Expect this to be a point of resistance with possible market turbulence. However, if we manage to break that resistance level and hold support above the trendline, there is no clear resistance until we test the parabolic envelope in the upper $8,000s.

If we look at the macro indicators for this move, we see some signs that have proven to be indications of short-term rallies leading to corrections:

Figure_3.JPGFigure 3: BTC-USD, 1-Day Candles, Bollinger Band Trend

The last two corrections bitcoin has seen came on the tail of a minor pullback that rebounded to a new all-time high. The one-day candle trend is, so far, showing a repeated pattern that has led into a reversal each time it tested the upper parabolic curve. A rounding of the Bollinger bands during an upward move (shown in purple) is a forecast for decreased upward volatility th...

09:54

German Financial Authority Warns on ICOsAgain; Nothing Changed Cointelegraph.com News

The German government has issued the same exact warning against ICOs, worded exactly the same, two times in one week.

09:48

The Lightning Network Now Supports Transactions Across Blockchains Bitcoin Magazine

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Although still in testing phase, the lightning network can now be used to send transactions across different blockchains. The Lightning Labs development team successfully swapped testnet bitcoin for testnet litecoin through a lightning channel this week: ownership of the coins changed hands, while no transaction was recorded on either blockchain.

Previous atomic swaps that I have done were on-chain, and had the on-chain limitations of slow [transactions] and high transaction fees, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee told Bitcoin Magazine, referring to an older trick to exchange different types of coins trustlessly. Off-chain atomic swaps are significantly better. They are instant, [have] low fees, and better protect ones privacy.

The successful test paves the way for trustless cryptocurrency exchanges, near-seamless multi-coin payment processors and more.

Bitcoin and Litecoin

The lightning network is the highly anticipated second-layer payment network to be deployed on top of Bitcoin. And as an open protocol, its relatively easy to deploy lightning network support for other cryptocurrencies that are forked from Bitcoins codebase like Litecoin.

Interestingly, if the lightning network runs on different blockchains, these chains can effectively be linked together. If one or several peers on the network are willing to take one type of coin and forward another, its possible to send bitcoins on one end of a channel that will end up as the e...

09:45

A new level of working with data is the advantage of smart mining NEWSBTC

The data science is based on strict analytical evidence and it works with structured and non-structured data. Everything that is related to the selection, preparation, and analysis is included in the science of data.

Machine learning is closely related to the science of data. In a simple way, this is an opportunity to learn a system or an algorithm to get different impressions from the masses. Researchers use machine learning techniques to automate the solution of some problems. These systems are very necessary for working with very complex projects. For example, to find out which country the happiest people live in, scientists defined smiles in the photos uploaded to Instagram. The tasks of deep learning are often quite complex, requiring considerable computing power for learning and using models.

Neuromation is the blockchain platform for synthetic data and deep learning of neural networks that creates artificial worlds where artificial intelligence algorithms will be learning with help of simulated sensor input data.

In these artificial worlds, there is also an almost endless supply of beautifully classified data for learning. AI plays as in video games and learns how to perform specific tasks in the real world, the creators of the project explain.

Miners or owners of Neuromation computing power provide an excellent opportunity to use their equipment for useful computing and real-world tasks. Based on the platform, users will also be able to trade data libraries and models. The service makes it possible to use models and algorithms based on deep learning, that are rather complicated for self-realization, connected primarily with the processing of images and natural languages.

Our preliminary estimates indicate that miners will earn up 3 to 5 times more mining Neurotokens versus mining cryptocurrency. Miners will not be engaged in Neuromation tasks 100% of the time so it will be an efficiency boost to the existing setup. You can see the difference in effective yield below for similarly configured rigs, one running cryptocurrency mining algorithm and one running Deep Learning / Data Rendering tasks. Type of Computing Yield/Time Ether Mining $ 7 8 USD/Day Amazon Deep Learning $ 3 4 USD/Hour.

Due to the linking service providers with the platform, Neuromation has every chance to become a favorable ecosystem for any AI application. One of the key goals of Neuromation platform is to become the main center of artificial intelligence services for international business.

We intend to become a global pool of resources in the sphere of artificial data, constantly replenishing library, which will have data sets for any possible use, the white paper of the company says.

The platform has already begun the pre-sale of its neuro-tokens on October 25, 2017. The massive sale of neuro-tokens begins on November 28, 2017

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09:35

A Blockchain Platform that will Holistically Confront the Existing Problems of the Gaming Industry NEWSBTC

When confronted with just a 50-50 chance of getting it right or wrong in an ecosystem that is filled with so many options, it is natural for an investors instinct to pick a more established and balanced venture with a track record ahead of an ordinary startup whose ideas are yet to be thoroughly tested in real life.

Decentralizing the video game economy

Already backed by a publicly listed company (iCandy Interactive Ltd, ASX: ICI) that has an existing relevant business with prominent institutional shareholders. The Nitro project will tokenize the video games economy that is backed by a successful award-winning game business that has been operating for many years. Having recently acquired a game portfolio with 325 million users, the platform now boasts of 348 million users. This gives Nitro the chance to become most widespread cryptocurrency in the world, a proposition that provides a safety net against the risk of business plan execution, compared to other ICO projects have.

Simply defined, Nitro is an independent, blockchain-based online collaboration platform, which seeks to allow participation in the video-games economy, to connect various stakeholders, and to achieve growth for the overall Nitro network.

The game industry is confronted with a lot of complex challenges. Some of these challenges involve the sidelining of some supposed key players in the industry, leaving them to be ordinary stakeholders without the appropriate compensation for their inputs. This happens when the bigger financially buoyant members of the gaming community organize a dominating structure which makes it harder for smaller players to meet up with certain standards, so their rewards are determined by the few whales in the form of game studios and institutional marketers.

A holistic approach towards a complex system

With Nitros thorough understanding of these situation and other complex challenges of the gaming industry, the company is building a blockchain based solution that will via a holistic approach solve end-to-end value-chain problems of the ecosystem. This approach puts into proper perspective the interests of all stakeholders of the video-game industry, i.e. gamers, game studios, publishers, and financiers.

These solutions are expected to be achieved by using the Nit...

09:25

Bitcoin Breaks Through $8,000 Following Massive Head Fake Cointelegraph.com News

Bitcoin cranks up the volatility, shedding $2,300 then gaining $2,500 within a week; breaks $8,000 level.

08:45

3 Unbelievable Theories PROVED In October "IndyWatch Feed World"

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CORRECTION: it was not Feldmans mother, It was Haims mother who called him a scam artist I edited too quickly made a mistake in post-production sorry.

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08:41

As Traders Array of Assets Widens, Bitcoin Looks Less Tempting "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Bitcoin, the original electronic peer-to-peer digital currency system, was created in 2009. Along with it came blockchain technology, which fintech firms have since started using for purposes outside of simply mining more currency, or rivaling bank payment systems. While bitcoin remains by far the best known and most valuable cryptocurrency, some have started to express doubts about its future. Even as its price-per-coin soars, many see signs that point to bitcoin losing its popularity. One of the biggest catalysts of this notion is the number of new and more widely applicable uses that innovators have found for both blockchain and new alternative coins.

Bitcoin is in Retrograde

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency with a strong presence in the global market and the fintech industry. Though it continues to rise in value, this digital coin is not keeping up with other newer assets on the market. It appears bitcoin is losing its touch with the trading community. Whether as a currency itself or as part of an ETF or other index, bitcoin may have a challenging time keeping up.

Today, almost any firm can have its own initial token sale (ITS) to raise money for a service that will incorporate these alternative coins down the road. This move lets companies garner investments in their idea without having to cede creative control, and it creates better engagement with their new platforms. These tokens derive value both from how popular they are (like bitcoin), but also have a more unique value proposition (use in a service).

Additionally, the very system on which bitcoin relies has far outstripped the usefulness of bitcoin itself. Banks, online exchanges, eCommerce websites, and countless other firms are...

08:40

Coinbase Courts Hedge Funds With Storage Service CoinDesk

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange startup Coinbase is launching a new storage service aimed specifically at institutional investors.

08:33

All-Time High: Bitcoin Shrugs Off the Competition Once Again NEWSBTC

The price of a single Bitcoin exceeded its previous all-time high again today. Seemingly shrugging off doubt over its position as top-dog in the cryptocurrency world, the going rate of each unit of the digital currency reached an unprecedented 7,794 according to market price watch website, Coinmarketcap. This puts it ever-closer to the next major psychological milestone of $8,000.

Bitcoin has had a turbulent month thus far. Its previous run up in price was brought to a sudden end following the news that the planned hard fork to introduce larger blocks to the main chain would not go ahead. Many believed that the fear and uncertainty created during the confusion over the planned upgrade known as Segwit2x meant that wed seen this years all-time high for the currency last week and it would struggle to surpass this level again in 2017. However, as is often the case with Bitcoin, the doubt was short-lived. The price rebounded fast from its monthly low point on Sunday of around $5,580 back to record-breaking highs in just four days.

As youd expect, the all-time highs in price coincide with an all-time high in interest in the digital currency. Google Trends shows that online searches for the term Bitcoin follows the price chart rather closely with spikes in interest this year at the end of May, beginning and middle of August, mid-September, and of course, throughout October and into November. Meanwhile, a look at which regions are searching the most for the term Bitcoin probably invites more questions than it answers. The top five areas that searched for the term Bitcoin from highest downwa...

08:19

Introducing LevelNet the ICO that Aims to Transform Cybersecurity NEWSBTC

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming one of the most important industries out there.

Its no surprise, either anyone who stays up to date with the online world will be only too aware of the chaotic goings-on of recent times.

Gone are the days when all users had to worry about were Trojan horses and spam emails. Large-scale, highly sophisticated attacks take place with terrifying frequency nowadays, and theyre on the rise.

And in Blockchain, new promising cybersecurity ventures like Gladius.io are now emerging.

Cybercrime costs are expected to hit $6 trillion by 2020, which has a lot to do with the growing volume of data online. The Internet of Things (IoT), devices like webcams and portable speakers that connect to the internet, is also a risk factor as these are often poorly defended and a prime target for hackers.

The number of IoT devices has been predicted to reach 200 million by 2020, so defense in this area is a massive concern.

With all these new developments and worrying predictions, cybersecurity companies have had their work cut out for them. The industry has been going through a pretty impressive growth spurt and is projected to be worth $170 billion by 2020.

Whats more, spending in weak areas is on the rise too. IoT spending is forecast to reach $547.2 million by 2018, up from just $231 billion in 2014.

Worrying weaknesses

However, there are some gaping holes in the security industry. A spine-chilling study by Harvard Business Review found that even the best antivirus software only catches around 5% of new threats.

The best performances by software only manage to deal with 80-90% of real threats, and Symantec found that three-quarters of all websites have exploitable vulnerabilities.

Its all pretty unsettling stuff, and unfortunately, its just the tip of the iceberg. With the current rapid pace of technological development, lots of the near-fu...

08:10

Remarkable Email From A KWN Reader About What Is Happening In The Gold & Bitcoin Markets "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Remarkable Email From A KWN Reader About What Is Happening In The Gold & Bitcoin Markets from King World News TDC Note Please keep in mind bitcoin, like central bank fiat currencies around the world, is controlled and owned...

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08:08

Banks Control Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. We Are Being Played "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Before I delve into the connections I have uncovered, I would first like to say that for me each day is an adventure in understanding the blockchain constantly uncovering new perspectives, finally wrapping my head around a technological term, or completely changing ideas and beliefs upon discovering new information. I have come to see []

08:06

CommerceBlock Announces Partnership with CG Blockchain NEWSBTC

CommerceBlock is proud to announce the beginning of its fruitful partnership with CG Blockchain. As a part of this partnership, the blockchain platform will be working on the new FUNDStore project, providing an interface to whats considered as the worlds most secure public blockchain network. By implementing its novel tools within the FUNDStore ecosystem for blockchain based software solutions for hedge funds and pension funds, CommerceBlock will empower the clients of CG Blockchain to interact and conduct business under strict privacy. These transactions in question can be conducted over various public blockchains.

The partnership can be considered as a significant milestone for both the parties and Bob Bonomo, the President of CG Blockchain has reiterated in a recent quote. He said,

FUNDStore/CG Blockchain is excited to partner with CommerceBlock as it offers unique public blockchain tools for the $3 trillion hedge fund industry through its technical expertise around public blockchain infrastructure.

The announcement also marks a twist in the narrative so far, where the mainstream financial platforms have been maintaining a safe distance form Bitcoin and public blockchain technologies. By creating a bridge between both sectors, CommerceBlock is opening a whole new avenue for the overall development of the global financial infrastructure. The partnership also coincides with new developments, being brought about by CME Group and its planned Bitcoin exchange-traded instruments.

CG Blockchain

ComplianceGuard offers pension fund investors the tools they need to make sure that hedge fund managers do not change transaction or data. CG Blockchain combines an unalterable blockchain transaction trail with ongoing compliance monitoring to decrease the risk of hedge fund fraud at the same time protect the reputation of pension fund managers. In the current world of high measures of scrutiny and regulations, pension fund investors need accurate transaction records that can be verified as well as the compliance data from the funds they invest in. The blockchain will permanently record hedge fund compliance on a distributed ledger.

FUNDStore

FUNDStore enables users and pension fund providers to manage all stages of the transactions and interactions through the platform. It is designed in a way that all information, user funds, and user details are controlled by the client, meaning that at no point does CommerceBlock or CG Blockchain have access to this data. CG Blockchain partnering with CommerceBlock now seeks to increase hedge fund accountability and transparency of the transactions. It aims at delivering security to pension fund investors through the blockchain technology. This partnership will set the new standards for pension and hedge fund investment.

 

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07:45

Dell Subsidiary Considers Blockchain Use in Data Transfers CoinDesk

In a new patent application, Dell subsidiary VMWare outlines how it could integrate a blockchain into a proposed cloud-based data transfer service.

07:15

A Beginners Guide to Claiming Your Bitcoin Gold (and Selling It) Bitcoin Magazine

Claim your Bitcoin Gold

This is a re-write of A Beginners Guide to Claiming Your Bitcoin Cash (and Selling It). Please note: Everything in this article is just advice based on our best understanding of the current situation.

Bitcoin Gold (also referred to as Bgold, and trading under the ticker BTG) launched November 12, 2017. Since the Bitcoin blockchain technically forked on Bitcoin block 491407, anyone who held bitcoin (BTC) on October 24, 2017 should have an equivalent amount of BTG attributed to their Bitcoin private keys.

In our beginners guide to surviving the Bgold and SegWit2x forks, we explained how to secure your private keys so you could be sure to access your BTG and B2X. The B2X fork has since been suspended by the leaders of that project, however, and it currently seems very unlikely to happen in any serious way.

As such, this follow-up article explains how you can claim (and potentially use) your BTG only your BTG.

Be Careful

Good news: Bitcoin Gold enforces strong replay protection. This means you cant accidentally spend your BTC when you mean to spend BTG or vice versa.

As such, if you dont care about BTG at all right now, you dont need to do a thing. You can just keep using bitcoin as you always have. If you ever change your mind (and dont lose your Bitcoin private keys in the meantime), you can still claim your BTG at any point in the future.

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06:09

NEW YORK: WHAT THEY ARE NOT TELLING YOU "IndyWatch Feed World"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on the events in New York City with reactions from U.S President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and the general left-right paradigm.

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05:40

Bitcoin Nears $7,900 to Hit New All-Time High CoinDesk

The price of bitcoin is spiking, climbing above $7,700 for first time since Nov. 8.

05:20

Survey: Bitcoin Investors Won't Sell Until Price Nears $200k CoinDesk

New survey data highlights the ideological and economic factors driving some investors to purchase bitcoin.

04:45

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What We Want To See Tonight NEWSBTC

On our coverage of the bitcoin price earlier this morning, we noted that we were hoping to see quite a lot of volatility during the session today. When we get volatility, it gives us an opportunity to get into the markets as the key levels we set up in advance of our strategy execution get breached and in turn our entries get signaled. What we also like to see, however, outside of just volatility, is some momentum post-breakout. What that means is that we like to see price signal an entry but then subsequently continue to run in the direction of the break.

As it turns out, we did manage to get some of the type of action we were looking for. Things moved pretty fast early on and were able to jump in quickly as and when our position got signaled.

Were about to close out the session in Europe and move into the US session this evening. With any luck, well see a continuation of the action weve seen today, moving forward. If it doesnt happen, its not too big of a deal we can trade intrarange if we dont see any sustained momentum but it would be a bonus if it does.

So, lets get our levels in place so that we can be ready if and when things move. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand. Its a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7424 and resistance to the upside at 7515.

If we see a close below support, well jump in short towards 7380. Conversely, a close above resistance will have us in towards 7585.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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Sean Hannity Slams Roy Moore, Wikileaks Espionage In The DMs? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Forking Hell: There are a Lot of Hard Forks Coming to Bitcoin NEWSBTC

As with any big news in cryptocurrency, the calling off of Segwit2x, as the proposal had come to be referred to as, led to a lot of volatility in the markets. Firstly, the price of Bitcoin soared to all-time highs before topping out and starting to decline. Many alt-coins had a brief pump as money started to flood out of Bitcoins market cap. However, the biggest gainer from the chaos that ensued was undoubtedly Bitcoin Cash. From its price point of between $600 and $650 at the news of the Segwit2x fork being called off, it had surged to an alt-time high of over $2,300 on the early hours of Sunday morning. It has since settled to just over $1,000 at the time of writing.

Some are claiming it as a massive success story for Bitcoin Cash. However, its hard to tell how high the market cap of the original chain would be if the scaling debate had long been solved through consensus. Its therefore impossible to tell how much money would have entered or left various markets in the months since the BCH fork had it not taken place at all.

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