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Binance.US CEO: Bitcoin’s SoV considered as a flight to safety

Binance.US CEO: Bitcoin’s SoV considered as a flight to safety

The resurgence of the crypto rally has attracted the attention of traditional investors and market makers, as the alt season sets in. Bitcoin has been relishing during this period as the coi...

Bitcoin makes a comeback to its volatility days

Bitcoin makes a comeback to its volatility days

Bitcoin’s price has been on the rise in anticipation of the halving that is to take place a few months later. The recent golden cross formation also indicated that the coin was likely to hav...

Bitcoin and Altcoins Bears Are Back In Driver’s Seat

Bitcoin and Altcoins Bears Are Back In Driver’s Seat

After yesterday’s strong increase, bitcoin price failed to continue above the USD 10,200 and USD 10,250 resistance levels. Later, BTC/USD declined sharply below USD 10,000 and USD 9,850. The...

Here’s what Bitcoin mining will look like in 2020: From profitability to Hashrate & Halving

Here’s what Bitcoin mining will look like in 2020: From profitability to Hashrate & Halving

When Bitcoin was introduced to the public over a decade ago, mining wasn’t nearly as popular as it is now. A computer with an Internet connection was all an individual needed to mine BTC, an...

Ethereum’s rally may have been less reliant on Bitcoin in 2020

Ethereum’s rally may have been less reliant on Bitcoin in 2020

Since the start of January, a majority of the assets have climbed up the valuation ladder and Bitcoin’s 40+ percent hike has hoarded significant attention. However, the impact of the altcoin...

Ripple’s ODL product may not be adopted by Australian banks for some time: FlashFX’s exec

Ripple’s ODL product may not be adopted by Australian banks for some time: FlashFX’s exec

Currently, there are five endpoints for ODL transactions in existence which include USD, PHP, AUD, MXN and EUR along with five corridors [USD-MXN, USD-PHP, AUD-PHP, AUD-USD, and EUR-USD]. Ho...

XRP NVT ratio indicates high growth phase or unsustainable bubble

XRP NVT ratio indicates high growth phase or unsustainable bubble

Despite 60% gains for XRP from the start of the year, the cryptocurrency’s dip under the $0.30 mark has investors concerned. An analysis of the 1-hour chart indicated two possible outcomes f...

US taxpayers burdened with ‘great crypto tax return’ this tax season

US taxpayers burdened with ‘great crypto tax return’ this tax season

Ever since cryptocurrencies gained popularity as an asset class, tax regulations surrounding it have been problematic and complex for most users. While the US has taken proactive steps to br...

RippleNet member Nium’s partnership with Banco Topiàz introduces three corridors

RippleNet member Nium’s partnership with Banco Topiàz introduces three corridors

The on-demand liquidity [ODL] platform, introduced to ease and fasten cross-border remittance problem by Ripple, has been expanding globally. Ripple has on-boarded another bank through its R...

Bitcoin’s golden cross changes everything for the 2020 rally

Bitcoin’s golden cross changes everything for the 2020 rally

Bitcoin’s stay under $10,000 was short-lived as it picked up momentum on 17th Feb. The valuation witnessed a 6.07 percent surge, and Bitcoin re-entered the $10,000 range. Over the past 24 ho...

50m-User Chat App Kakao Delays Its Crypto Wallet + More News

50m-User Chat App Kakao Delays Its Crypto Wallet + More News

Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Adoption news The Kaka...

Another ICO Set to Close and Refund Investors, Blames Regulatory Fog

Another ICO Set to Close and Refund Investors, Blames Regulatory Fog

Another South Korean cryptocurrency business has announced that it is set to close, citing regulatory uncertainty. Content Protocol Token, a crypto startup and content exchange protocol bui...

Crypto insurance is fiat’s encroachment on Bitcoin’s ethos?

Crypto insurance is fiat’s encroachment on Bitcoin’s ethos?

The first thing people unfamiliar with cryptocurrencies think of when they hear ‘Bitcoin‘ or ‘crypto’ is that it is a risky investment with a huge upside. ‘Go big or go home’ resonates well ...

Bitcoin’s Golden Cross ignites Futures rally

Bitcoin’s Golden Cross ignites Futures rally

Bitcoin is re-entering its golden hour, and the futures market is in awe. On February 18, Bitcoin’s bullish rally of 2020 was set in stone, with the cryptocurrency realizing its Golden Cross...

Bitcoin’s price rise is leading to a rapid increase in liquidity

Bitcoin’s price rise is leading to a rapid increase in liquidity

Ever since Bitcoin broke the $10,000 mark, speculation has been rife whether BTC’s price is likely to go up, down or consolidate and move sideways. And in the last week, it is safe to say th...

Ripple’s former SVP, Kahina Van Dyke joins Standard Chartered

Ripple’s former SVP, Kahina Van Dyke joins Standard Chartered

Banking industry veteran, Kahina Van Dyke, who served as Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Development at Ripple, announced joining financial services company, Standard Chartered...

Altcoins & Co Watch Closely As Telegram and SEC Cross Swords In Court Today

Altcoins & Co Watch Closely As Telegram and SEC Cross Swords In Court Today

Instant messaging giant Telegram and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are meeting today, February 19, in front of a New York federal judge in a case that may impact the futu...

Ripple’s IPO could be positive for XRP: Sologenic CEO

Ripple’s IPO could be positive for XRP: Sologenic CEO

Coinfield’s XRPL project, Sologenic announced its Initial Exchange offering [IEO] on 18 February and the team expects to sell at least 10% of the total supply of SOLO token by 25 February. T...

Bitcoin is being viewed more as a long-term investment by retail users

Bitcoin is being viewed more as a long-term investment by retail users

In a recent interview with CNN’s Julia Chatterley, CEO of Lolli, Alex Adelman, spoke about how the upcoming Bitcoin supply halving could affect the price, and whether or not the event is alr...

Bitcoin’s SoV characteristics may insulate it against CBDC’s impact

Bitcoin’s SoV characteristics may insulate it against CBDC’s impact

2019 was an important year for the digital asset industry, with not only the cryptocurrency market doing well, but talk of CBDCs marking a milestone for the industry too. In a recent intervi...

Litecoin’s bullish divergence could facilitate 9% rise this week

Litecoin’s bullish divergence could facilitate 9% rise this week

Litecoin has recorded some much-needed upward price-action this year. After a staggering 40% drop over the last two months of 2019, LTC appreciated by nearly 76% year-to-date in 2020. Accord...

Bitcoin’s high volumes in Africa, despite remittance restrictions, reflect growing popularity

Bitcoin’s high volumes in Africa, despite remittance restrictions, reflect growing popularity

As frustrations towards existing payment solutions in Africa rise, many of its residents have increasingly been turning to cryptocurrency. For instance, according to reports from 2019, 10.7%...

Bitcoin’s present $10k rally more critical than 2019’s $14k surge

Bitcoin’s present $10k rally more critical than 2019’s $14k surge

With Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency market recording significant gains over the course of 2020, many are anticipating the king coin to surge past the highs it touched in 2019 at ...

Tezos, Bitcoin Diamond, ZCash wave the altcoin flag as Chiliz falls

Tezos, Bitcoin Diamond, ZCash wave the altcoin flag as Chiliz falls

As Bitcoin’s dominance climbed back to 63% after a brief dive, the altcoins in the market were seen resisting downward pressure after weeks of bullish movement. However, not all altcoins wer...

Tezos, Cardano, EOS, other DPoS networks could have inherent governance problems

Tezos, Cardano, EOS, other DPoS networks could have inherent governance problems

As environmentalists continue to criticize Bitcoin’s proof-of-work (PoW) consensus algorithm for using too much energy, proponents of delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS) have come forward, touti...

Bitcoin turns the tide among macroeconomic competitors

Bitcoin turns the tide among macroeconomic competitors

For a large part of 2019, Bitcoin had an unlikely companion. The digital gold saw a remarkable correlation with tangible gold as the two stores of value saw like-for-like movement. While thi...

Ethereum should consolidate position above $300 by mid-March

Ethereum should consolidate position above $300 by mid-March

Over the past four days, Ethereum has recorded significant price volatility. After registering a significant dump of around 18 percent over 15-16 February, the market’s 2nd largest crypto-as...

Bitcoin’s price is quarantined in the United States, not China

Bitcoin’s price is quarantined in the United States, not China

For the Bitcoin world, the two poles are not in the north and the south; they are in the east and the west. China and the United States of America – the two superpowers in the global economi...

CBDCs are not all the same and policymakers/regulators know it

CBDCs are not all the same and policymakers/regulators know it

Despite the fact that Bitcoin and the larger cryptocurrency market is enjoying a bullish time, the case of central bank-issued digital currencies [CBDCs] cannot be forgotten. Last year, seve...

DeFi Loses USD 140M in a Few Hours as bZx Suffers Another Exploit

DeFi Loses USD 140M in a Few Hours as bZx Suffers Another Exploit

Assets locked in DeFi (decentralized finance) have dropped more than USD 142 million in a few hours as DeFi platform bZx suffered yet another attack. Just four days ago, somebody exploited a...

Ripple is Like Amazon In Its Early Days, Says Brad Garlinghouse

Ripple is Like Amazon In Its Early Days, Says Brad Garlinghouse

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says his company wants people to think of it as a blockchain infrastructure builder – adding that Ripple would work with the U.S. Federal Reserve on digital fiat...

Binance’s CZ responds to Bitcoins’s surge overloading exchange systems

Binance’s CZ responds to Bitcoins’s surge overloading exchange systems

Bitcoin hitting the key level of $10,000 was celebrated by the entire crypto-community. However, as the king coin continued to surge higher and touch new milestones, one of the world’s leadi...

South Korean Banks ‘Sitting on Crypto Plans in Regulatory Limbo’

South Korean Banks ‘Sitting on Crypto Plans in Regulatory Limbo’

South Korean financial institutions have formulated crypto business plans – but cannot go public with them due to a lack of regulatory clarity, claim bankers in the country. News outlet Hang...

IOTA Closed for 6th Day, MIOTA up 4% on Remediation Plan

IOTA Closed for 6th Day, MIOTA up 4% on Remediation Plan

The IOTA (MIOTA) mainnet is closed for the sixth day now, while MIOTA is up almost 4% on the shared remediation plan. As reported, IOTA first advised people to keep their Trinity wallets clo...

Bitcoin Lightning Network might have another security vulnerability

Bitcoin Lightning Network might have another security vulnerability

In an effort to make Bitcoin more scalable, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja proposed the Lightning Network in 2016. The project improves scalability by creating a second layer on top of the B...

Ethereum’s altseason faces a bittersweet Bitcoin test

Ethereum’s altseason faces a bittersweet Bitcoin test

With Bitcoin falling off its $10,000 perch and Ethereum severely correcting, the claims of an ‘altseason’ coming have fallen into disarray. The most valuable altcoin in the market has had a ...

Is Ripple looking to disrupt the $16 billion Indian remittance market? Here’s Brad Garlinghouse’s take

Is Ripple looking to disrupt the $16 billion Indian remittance market? Here’s Brad Garlinghouse’s take

“When we look at a framework, we want regulatory clarity and that’s an important one.” These were the words of blockchain giant Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, who featured in an interview ...

Golden cross: Should BTC, Litecoin, XRP and other alts rely on it?

Golden cross: Should BTC, Litecoin, XRP and other alts rely on it?

In stocks and cryptocurrencies, the golden cross represents the move of 50-day moving average above the 200-day moving average. Since the 200-day moving average is an important indicator tha...

Blockchain technology helps China cope up with Coronavirus

Blockchain technology helps China cope up with Coronavirus

Transparency, as well as privacy, are two crucial pillars that need to be respected during times of distress. With almost 1,770 fatalities in China, over 70,000 total cases reported, at pres...

Bitcoin could rise back to $10,350 before the week ends

Bitcoin could rise back to $10,350 before the week ends

Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, has stolen the spotlight with its incredibly bullish movements this year. Touting its 42% year-to-date rise, BTC has a market value of $9800 at the time...

Ethereum, fueled by ‘golden cross’, could touch $290 this week

Ethereum, fueled by ‘golden cross’, could touch $290 this week

The golden cross which took place recently didn’t immediately project the violent pump expected by the market, though there might still be hope for ETH yet. According to CoinMarketCap, Ether...

Hedera Hashgraph posts gains as Tezos, Neo and Chainlink take a plunge

Hedera Hashgraph posts gains as Tezos, Neo and Chainlink take a plunge

Altseason might have to wait. After taking a plunge amid global sell-off in the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin dominance is on the rise again. According to the latest data on the CoinMarketC...

Ripple’s SVP says he is better off with Bitcoin as ‘store of value’

Ripple’s SVP says he is better off with Bitcoin as ‘store of value’

Bitcoin‘s 2020 uptrend has been quite significant. The coin breached the $10k resistance, fell again and has been playing around the same limit for some time now. At the time of writing, BTC...

Crypto Market Sentiment is the Highest It's Been In a Year

Crypto Market Sentiment is the Highest It's Been In a Year

Despite a recent sell-off, today we find the crypto market sentiment with a score it hasn't seen in at least a year. The combined moving average 7-day market sentiment measure, sentscore...

Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 7

Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 7

Here is our weekly collection of digital asset listing and delisting, trading pair-related announcements by cryptocurrency exchanges that we found last week and today. Have we missed somethi...

Alt season has officially begun: Does your bag have the winning alt?

Alt season has officially begun: Does your bag have the winning alt?

The word Alt season has been thrown around more often than expected. Investors in the ecosystem are eagerly waiting for another alt season, especially those who missed out on the biggest alt...

Bitcoin dropping off $10,000 perch isn’t threatening institutions

Bitcoin dropping off $10,000 perch isn’t threatening institutions

Bitcoin may be suffering from post-Valentine’s Day blues in the retail market, but with institutions love is still in the air. Last week, the premier cryptocurrency broke into its 2020 high,...

Ledger, Binance fell

Ledger, Binance fell "Victims" of Bull Run

A recent bull run in the crypto market left some industry players struggling to deal with the increased demand for their services. A major hardware wallet producer warned that their clients ...

Bitcoin Cash infrastructure funding plan wasn’t ‘signed’ by Roger Ver

Bitcoin Cash infrastructure funding plan wasn’t ‘signed’ by Roger Ver

Last month, BTC.TOP’s Jiang Zhuoer had announced his plan to implement an ‘Infrastructure Funding Plan’ (IFP) for Bitcoin Cash, which aimed to direct 12.5% of BCH mining rewards to a fund th...

BitMEX Bitcoin Futures spread chokes out competitors

BitMEX Bitcoin Futures spread chokes out competitors

While BitMEX has been a dominating force in Bitcoin perpetual futures for a long time now, platforms such as BitFlyer have also exhibited signs of rising liquidity. The Futures spread on the...