Ethereum Could Break Dramatically Higher Once It Holds $500

Ethereum has undergone a strong surge over recent days that has brought it from the $360 range to highs of $420. Analysts say that it will undergo a macro move higher once it manages to flip $500 into support. Ethereum Set to Break Dramatically Higher Once It Holds $500: Analyst The cryptocurrency is currently positioning to move higher as it holds the $390-400 region. As reported by Bitcoinist previously, analysts say that if the coin […]

Voyager Digital Buys European Crypto Exchange Focused on Institutional Investors

Crypto-asset broker Voyager Digital Ltd is buying LGO Markets, a French cryptocurrency exchange focused on corporate investors. The two firms will merge under one brand, Voyager, and their two separate native tokens, VGX and LGO, will also merge. The deal grants Voyager, a Canadian Securities Exchange-listed (CSE) firm, access to the European retail market through LGO’s Virtual Asset Service Provider licence held with the French financial regulator, industry media reports. LGO will cease to concentrate on institutional investors on Oct. 31, as it simultaneously assumes the Voyager....

Two Strong Ethereum On-Chain Trends Suggest the Trend Is Bullish

Ethereum has undergone a strong rally over the past few days amid a Bitcoin push higher. In the past seven days, ETH has gained around 10%, pushing from the $370 region to $410 as of this article’s writing. ETH is expected to push higher as there are fundamental and on-chain trends that favor bull trends. […]

These Factors Show DeFi is Bullish Despite 50%+ Drop Seen by Many Crypto Tokens

The DeFi sector has been struck hard by the recent downturn seen across the aggregated crypto market, but it has not been able to match the momentum seen by Bitcoin and Ethereum as a result of their recent rallies. DeFi tokens – due to their immense volatility – are considered to be “high beta,” which […]

Abra’s CEO Just Put 50% of His Investment Portfolio Into Bitcoin

Bitcoin has enjoyed a strong rally over the past few months as macro trends have favored its growth. The rally comes as an increasing number of investors, both within crypto and out of crypto, have realized there is a growing fundamental value in owning Bitcoin. Bill Barhydt, CEO of Abra, made this much clear when he recently announced he has bumped up his BTC exposure. Abra is a leading crypto-asset exchange that has gained immense […]

Bloomberg Intelligence Strategist Hints At Bitcoin Bull Run In 2021

Earlier in 2020, Bloomberg Intelligence claimed Bitcoin would soon reach $12,000 and would be a primary beneficiary in the post-pandemic world. The prediction coming true has the analyst who made the call sharing a new chart that appears to hint that the cryptocurrency is about to explode into another bull run, much like it did […]

Blockchain is still far from maturity, says China’s former IT minister

He doesn't seem to think China is that far ahead of the USA when it comes to blockchain development — at least for now. Wu Zhongze, China's former vice-minister for Science and Technology and a well-known digital economics expert, believes that blockchain technology is still quite young.During an interview with The Paper, the former IT minister also stated that there was still “not much difference between where China and leading economies such as the United States and Europe” stand in terms of developing blockchain-based ecosystems.Wu noted, however, that China has improved across a number....

3 Crucial Reasons Why Bitcoin Shot $1,500 Higher This Past Week

Bitcoin has shot around $1,500 higher over the past week, reaching a weekly high of $13,200. The price of the leading cryptocurrency has dropped slightly to $12,900 as of this article’s writing, just shy of the highs and the pivotal $13,000 resistance level. This recent move higher caught many traders off guard. During one day […]

Prepping for Next Year’s Travel Rule: 25 US Crypto Service Providers Publish ...

A great number of cryptocurrency businesses are preparing for the upcoming Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules toward cryptocurrencies, specifically the Travel Rule. This month 25 Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) published a paper that outlines how American-based VASPs aim to comply with the FATF Travel Rule. Digital currency companies, otherwise known as Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) in the eyes of global regulators are concerned about regulation and compliance this year. In fact, in the recent report written by the Digital Currency Group (DCG), the survey’s....

IPFS lead explains how malicious files are eliminated from its network

Decentralized ecosystems still need a way to deal with nefarious files. The InterPlanetary File System, or IPFS, helps decentralize the internet by making files available across multiple locations instead of through a single centralized point of failure. What happens if someone reports a problematic IPFS file, however? Dietrich Ayala, ecosystem lead for IPFS, explained the process:"Let's say there's a URL, or an IPFS content ID as we call them — there's an IPFS address that we have identified to be malicious or dangerous somehow," Ayala told Cointelegraph. If this sort of problem were to....

This Technical Indicator Suggests Bitcoin Has Formed a Local Top

Bitcoin’s price is seeing a slight consolidation phase as it trades around $13,000 The selling pressure around $13,200 has proven to be significant but bears inability to spark any significant retrace points to some weakness amongst sellers If bulls can provide BTC with a strong foothold within this price region, there’s a strong chance that serious upside is imminent One analyst explained in a recent tweet, however, that a technical indicator is suggesting that the […]

Analyst: If Yearn.finance (YFI) Surmounts $16,000, It Could Start a New Uptrend

Yearn.finance has seen a decent rebound from its recent lows set just a few days ago. Its ongoing upswing is coming about as Bitcoin and Ethereum consolidate, which indicates that it may be breaking its recent downtrend and beginning to navigate higher as many altcoins start catching some tailwinds created by BTC and ETH’s recent […]

Charles Hoskinson calls for a different kind of apoliticism than Brian Armstrong

While Hoskinson is not a fan of "the Orange Goblin", he still does not appreciate unsolicited pro-Biden emails from paid service providers. “My first thought was he must have been hacked”, said Hoskinson, reflecting on opening an email he received from David Barrett, the CEO of Expensify, urging him to vote for Joe Biden:Source: Twitter.Hoskinson later discovered that he was not the only recipient of the email at IOHK, but was rather a part of a bulk email blast sent to all of his company's employees. Hoskinson remembered using Expensify, a platform which provides companies with expense....

Attack of the bots! Paxful fights off thousands of automated threats

Bad actors allegedly tried to brute force their way into accounts belonging to Paxful's users in an ongoing series of attacks. Paxful, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, has successfully defended against a number of serious threats, including 220,000 bot attacks and a variety of social engineering ploys — all in the span of two months.During the same time period, hackers managed to steal around $200 million worth of cryptocurrency from the KuCoin exchange, and another unconnected attack saw $5.4 million stolen from Eterbase.Paxful said that its alleged attackers attempted to use....

South Korean gov't doesn't know who will protect crypto exchanges from Kim Jo...

Can anyone hold North Korea responsible for its attacks on the crypto industry? There has been a hot political debate underway on who should take responsibility for countering North Korean hacks targeting South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges. Recently, South Korea's financial watchdog made it clear that they do not see this issue as any of their business.According to Fn News, the Financial Services Commission, or FSC, has replied to a written inquiry from the National Assembly’s Political Affairs Committee on October 23. The FSC says that they’re not responsible for the crypto stolen....

US AML watchdog wants info on all international crypto transactions over $250

The proposed change would cut down FinCEN's longstanding $3,000 threshold. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and Federal Reserve are looking to get more information on smaller transactions than ever before. According to a notice of proposed rulemaking published on Friday, the agencies want to lower the $3,000 threshold established in 1995 to $250 for international transactions, meaning that financial institutions would need to exchange client information alongside all transactions greater than $250 that begin or end outside of the United States. Which is to say, the Travel....

Bitcoin price rise to $500k is inevitable, Winklevoss twins say

They said that real adoption of the asset class "hasn't even started." Gemini crypto exchange founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss said that Bitcoin (BTC) will eventually hit $500,000 per coin during a recent interview with podcast host Peter McCormack.“The question in our mind is not so much does it get to $500,000, but how quickly,” Tyler told McCormack during the Oct. 23 podcast episode. His thesis takes the market cap of gold and theoretical central bank allocation into consideration. "I would sort of contend that $500,000 Bitcoin is actually pretty conservative and the game hasn't....

This “Green Wave” is About to Lift Chainlink Significantly Higher, Claims Ana...

Bitcoin’s recent upsurge is finally proving to be beneficial for altcoins, as many have been able to post notable gains throughout the past day, including Chainlink. LINK has been one of the best performing major altcoins over the past 48 hours, as it has put some serious distance between its current price and its recent […]

IBM-R3 Pact Shows Tech Trumps Tribe in Enterprise Blockchain

A new collaboration this week between R3 and IBM is raising eyebrows in the world of enterprise blockchain.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pulls Back From $13K While Ether Falls on DeFi Cooling

Market observers were not surprised by an immediate but mild sell-off of bitcoin after it hit 2020’s new highs.

Stablecoins went wild in the days before Bitcoin’s recent surge

Retail investors are buying into Bitcoin, says CryptoQuant CEO. In the days preceding Bitcoin’s latest rise in price, stablecoins went wild, exhibiting some largely unprecedented behavior.Stablecoins: all stablecoins inflow transaction and address count of all exchanges. Source: CryptoQuant.On October 18, stablecoins moving to exchanges reached record highs of 60,000 and 56,000 respectively, according to data from CryptoQuant. The outlet's data tracked USDT on Ethereum, PAX, USDC, TUSD, DAI, SAI, BUSD, HUSD and USDK. When it comes to the total inflow of all stablecoins in terms of the....

While DeFi Tokens Dropped, Total Value Locked Kept Climbing

Since the summer peak of the DeFi explosion, top Ethereum-based tokens from the space have dumped considerably due to becoming overvalued too quickly, and Bitcoin suddenly stealing up any flowing capital share. But while this happened, the total USD value locked in DeFi applications continued to climb right along as if nothing ever happened. Is […]

Analyst: Ethereum is Poised to Rally Past $430 Despite Consolidation

Ethereum has been showing tremendous signs of strength as it begins moving in lockstep with Bitcoin Despite seeing a selloff on the first day that Bitcoin started rallying, ETH quickly reshaped its previously close correlation with BTC and began surging This surge led its price all the way up to highs of $420 yesterday, which is where it found some slight resistance One analyst believes that this resistance will be swiftly surmounted in the near-term […]

Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Release Kicked Back Until November

Researchers are waiting on a final audit of a critical crypto library before releasing the deposit contract, Ethereum Foundation researcher Danny Ryan said.

FBI Investigated Extortion Attempt Against Ripple About Allegedly Negative Vi...

Ripple, the XRP digital asset payment service provider, was threatened with the release of allegedly damaging videos unless it paid $1.5 million.

Mastermind of Alleged Billion Dollar Spanish Pyramid Scheme Arrested, Faces 1...

The CEO of Arbistar the Spanish investment company, Santiago Fuentes, has been arrested and arraigned on charges of fraud, belonging to a criminal organization and money laundering. Fuentes, who has been in hiding since September, was arrested at one of his properties in the south of Tenerife. The Arbistar Pyramid Scheme Fuentes’ arrest stems from lawsuits filed by Arbistar clients who allege pyramid fraud after the bitcoin trading company abruptly froze accounts leaving 32,000 families affected. During a hearing, the Investigating Court Number 3 of Arona (Tenerife) described....

Price analysis 10/23: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BNB, LINK, DOT, LTC, ADA, BSV

Bitcoin is showing signs of profit booking, resulting in a slight downturn in altcoin prices. PayPal’s crypto announcement acted as a trigger that drove Bitcoin (BTC) price to a new 52-week high. During such news-based events, traders holding short positions are caught off guard and are forced to cover their trades, resulting in the type of short squeeze seen during the Oct. 21 rally.However, after this initial burst, the next leg of the uptrend is only possible if demand picks up and the bulls continue to buy at higher levels. Data from Huobi exchange suggests that pro traders are not....

Novogratz calls PayPal’s Bitcoin news 'the shot heard around the world on Wal...

PayPal coming to crypto is big news for adoption, says the investor. Galaxy Digital CEO and multi-millionaire Mike Novogratz recently hopped on CNBC Squawk Box for an interview, detailing the importance of PayPal's upcoming 2021 Bitcoin (BTC) launch. "I think that's, in some ways, the shot heard around the world on Wall Street," Novogratz said in an Oct. 23 interview about PayPal's recent news. "PayPal has 346 million accounts," he said, adding: "They're the 30th biggest bank in the U.S. in deposits and all of a sudden every financial institution says, 'Wait a minute, what am I....

Why Fiats Are Failing in 2020

From Brazil to Argentina to Turkey, bitcoin priced in local currencies is reaching all time highs. But is this a story of bitcoin succeeding, fiat failing or both?

US Moves to Cast a Wider Net for Catching Money Launderers, Crypto or Otherwise

The Fed and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network want to lower the threshold for reporting financial transactions and make sure crypto is included.

Law Decoded: Government sandboxes, test beds and crypto compromises, Oct. 16-23

These week's news highlighted how governments test new regimes for cryptocurrency, which can be slow but are certainly some kind of progress. A line from immortal comic strip Calvin & Hobbes goes “a good compromise leaves everybody mad.” When it comes to laws governing crypto, authorities are usually asking for pretty major compromises because they are, at their very best-intentioned, trying to work things out. While it’s a fast-developing area of law — honestly a treat to cover — that means it’s fast-developing relative to law, not tech. There is an innate conservatism to anything having....

Vortex Blockchain’s Registration Revoked for Failure to File Reports With SEC

The company had failed to file any reports with the commission since Dec. 31, 2019.

Bitcoin Must Consolidate Above This Key Level, Or Risk Plunging to $11,900

It has been a wild past few days for Bitcoin and the aggregated cryptocurrency market Bitcoin has been able to post consistent gains throughout as of late, with buyers and sellers largely reaching an impasse following its slight rejection at $13,200 This has created a slight consolidation phase around $13,000 that it has been caught within throughout the past two days If this phase persists in the near-term, BTC must continue holding above $12,800 One […]

Ken Kurson, Trump Family Friend and Ripple Board Member, Arrested on Cybersta...

Ken Kurson was arrested Friday and charged with cyberstalking in connection with his divorce, the New York Times reported.

What It Means if Companies Like Twitter Are ‘Systemically Important’ to Finan...

NYDFS proposals following the Twitter hack are a warning to everyone using centrally-controlled "designated" platforms.

Bitcoin Could Be Just One Week Away From A New Monthly All-Time High Close

Bitcoin is just over one week away from the October monthly close, taking place on Halloween night. Although the night is known for candy, scarces, and tricks, if the leading cryptocurrency by market cap can close above $14,000, investors will be in for one heck of a treat. Bitcoin October Monthly Candle Close Could Result […]

Anonymous devs behind a DeFi yield farm could steal $1B in 12 hours

A lot of trust is required to put money in Harvest Finance. Harvest Finance, a decentralized finance project that succeeded in attracting over $1 billion in funds locked, has an admin key that gives its holders the ability to mint tokens at will and steal users’ funds.As noted by auditing companies PeckShield and Haechi and highlighted by Chris Blec, a DeFi community member, the governance parameters are not set by a contract with clearly defined rules. An admin key, presumably held by the anonymous developers behind the project, could be used to arbitrarily mint new FARM tokens.This power....

Digital ruble must ensure privacy, not anonymity: Russia’s central bank

Russia’s digital ruble will not have the same level of anonymity as cash, says official. Elvira Nabiullina, the head of the Bank of Russia, argued that there is a line between anonymity and privacy regarding the circulation of an upcoming digital ruble.Speaking at a press conference on Oct. 23, Nabiullina said that Russia’s digital ruble will not have the same level of anonymity as cash. However, the bank expects to strengthen user privacy, Nabiullina promised, stating:“Still, we shouldn’t confuse the anonymity with confidentiality of digital ruble transactions. Indeed, there will not be....

Bitcoin Is A Mature Asset

Bitcoiners have to endure a lot of criticism from those who are still skeptical of the digital asset. A lot of the time, this skepticism comes from misunderstandings about the true nature of what the network is capable of. Headlines like “Bitcoin Was Hacked,” “Bitcoin Is Used By Criminals,” and “Bitcoin Is Bad For The Environment” are examples of the common misunderstandings that Bitcoiners have to disprove to their colleagues, friends and family whenever the topic comes up.  One such argument that may be difficult to counter is the fact that bitcoin is a very young asset. It was....

Blockchain Bites: China’s Tether Crackdown, CME’s Bustling Bitcoin Markets, K...

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Social Volume Surrounding Bitcoin Suggests Its Uptrend is About to Slow

Bitcoin’s intense multi-day uptrend is slowing as the cryptocurrency reaches $13,000. A confluence of positive news regarding BTC’s adoption amongst corporations helped drive this recent push higher, but it remains unclear how long this uptrend will last. Bears have been ardently trying to stop the cryptocurrency from breaking above $13,000. Each time it reaches this […]

Video: Sync Bitcoin Faster! Assume UTXO

The potential future upgrade “Assume UTXO” offers new Bitcoin Core users a speedy solution to get up to speed with the network. The post Video: Sync Bitcoin Faster! Assume UTXO appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

Money Reimagined: ‘They Starve’: The Ugly Side of the US’ KYC-AML Obsession

Laws like the Bank Secrecy Act, which turns 50 this week, have helped stop money laundering and terrorism. But KYC and AML requirements have served to harm the world's neediest through higher costs and reduced services.

Bitcoin Businesses on the Mend: Report Shows 57% of Crypto Execs Expect the I...

Digital Currency Group (DCG) recently published the firm’s “State of Crypto 2020” report which polls more than 150 portfolio crypto companies. According to the study, 75% of the respondents believe the value of their business has grown this year, while 50% of the startups have seen outperforming start-of-year projections. The state of the cryptocurrency industry is growing according to Digital Currency Group’s (DCG) latest report. The study surveyed over 150 DCG portfolio companies’ executives in order to “quantify sentiment and provide qualitative....

Why low latency is important for cryptocurrency exchanges, explained

Low latency is essential for high-end cryptocurrency traders, but not all exchanges can offer it. We’ll explore why it’s important and where to find it. How is this changing cryptocurrency?Many believe that lower latency should make markets more efficient, but others worry HFT gives certain players too much of an edge.Lower latencies will most likely help to shape the cryptocurrency markets moving forward, but not everyone can agree whether this is good progress. Many assert that faster speeds only serve to make price discovery in markets more efficient. In theory, improved speed of trades....

Bitcoin Remains The Best Protection Against A “Devalued Dollar”

During a time when money has become more difficult to come by for many, and the fiat monetary system is on the brink of collapse, Bitcoin might be the best chance at protecting wealth. One CEO of a risk management firm that educates investors on how to protect capital, claims that the leading cryptocurrency by market cap “remains the best short-term macro correlation” versus a “devalued dollar.” Here’s what that could mean and how that […]

A New Company Claims It’s Opening the Biggest Mining Farm in Russia

MineSpot, a company previously unknown in the crypto mining industry, is opening a 160-megawatt mining venue in Siberia.

DeFi season could be over as Bitcoin and Ether pack bags for the moon

Bitcoin and Ether see a strong bullish sentiment, but confidence in DeFi starts to shake. With Bitcoin price successfully punching through the $12,000 barrier after PayPal announced that it would be venturing into digital assets, October is delivering on the excitement that September failed to provide. And with on-chain and market data continuing bullish signs for Bitcoin (BTC), experts believe that a 2017-style rally may be on the way.Ether (ETH) price has also picked up, although confidence in decentralized finance is beginning to shake as the industry’s growth and hype are slowing down.....

Proposed Chinese Law Outlaws All Yuan-Pegged Tokens – Except for Its CBDC

The new version will essentially also clear the way for the digital yuan to be the one and only official yuan-pegged token in mainland China.