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-46.74 (-0.88%)
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Previous Close5,326.18
Open5,326.18
Day's Range5,232.77 - 5,348.59
52 Week Range3,169.53 - 9,968.85
Start Date2009-01-03
AlgorithmSHA256
Market Cap93.224B
Circulating Supply17.66M
Max Supply21.00M
Volume102,194,032
Volume (24hr)129.05M
Volume (24hr) All Currencies1.90B
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  • We talked to the co-creator of Satoshi’s Treasure, the million-dollar global bitcoin scavenger hunt
    The Block2 hours ago

    We talked to the co-creator of Satoshi’s Treasure, the million-dollar global bitcoin scavenger hunt

    In the latest weird-but-wonderful trend taking over the crypto community, Satoshi's Treasure kicked off this week. The global hunt for $1 million in BTC requires players to find private key fragments spread across the physical world and the internet by breaking encryptions.The post We talked to the co-creator of Satoshi's Treasure, the million-dollar global bitcoin scavenger hunt appeared first on The Block.

  • The blockchain/crypto week in quotes
    Coin Rivet2 hours ago

    The blockchain/crypto week in quotes

      “While lower prices are still possible, Bitcoin’s fundamentals are gaining momentum. Embraced by Millennials, its ecosystem is developing at rapid clip, both as a decentralised bottom-up disruptive technology, and as an uncorrelated, highly liquid financial asset for institutional portfolios around the world.” Adamant Capital Bitcoin is only risky to those who don’t understand it. — Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) April 19, 2019 “Blockchain will become critical for financial institutions aiming to improve their bottomline. We anticipate that banks stand to save close to $27 billion a year by 2030 through blockchain implementation.” Juniper Research @CoinRivet Total crap! Snake oil salesmen mining gullible suckers. #Bitcoin is pump&dump #scam. This BS hype is the pump. Price only based speculation. #Blockchain developers long The post The blockchain/crypto week in quotes appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Don’t believe the hype. UBS analyst issues Bitcoin warning
    Coin Rivet6 hours ago

    Don’t believe the hype. UBS analyst issues Bitcoin warning

    The recent Bitcoin price rebound does not mean the cryptocurrency will be heading back to its all-time highs of near $20,000 any time soon, according to Kevin Dennean, tech analyst at UBS. “The argument here is that Bitcoin has gone through its bubble phase and is ready to rise phoenix-like from the ashes just as other assets and indices did in the past,” he wrote in a research note to clients. He flagged up previous bubbles such as the Dow Jones in the Great Depression, the Nikkei in 1989, the Dotcom Boom and Bust, oil in 2008, and China’s recent stock market crash. “We’re struck by how long it took other asset bubbles to recover their peak levels (as long as 22 The post Don’t believe the hype. UBS analyst issues Bitcoin warning appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Five crypto/blockchain startups to watch in 2019
    Coin Rivet7 hours ago

    Five crypto/blockchain startups to watch in 2019

    Flexa Flexa has raised $14.1 million to develop a payment network for retailers.  It claims that this will reduce costs, overhead and fraud by means of blockchain-based settlements. Investors include 1kx, Access Ventures and Nima Capital and Pantera Capital. Tyler Spalding, Co-Founder and CEO of Flexa, says: “The anti-fraud and cost benefits of global cryptocurrency payments are enormous, but there are many barriers to mainstream adoption for merchants and consumers alike. Flexa’s going to change that.” Fastbitcoins Fastbitcoins, a service that lets people buy Bitcoins in physical retail outlets using cash, recently signed its first strategic partnerships since launching earlier this year.  It says that the Bitrefill, Breez and Samourai tie ups will help it to “move closer to creating an The post Five crypto/blockchain startups to watch in 2019 appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • eToroX launches crypto exchange including suite of unique stablecoins
    Coin Rivet10 hours ago

    eToroX launches crypto exchange including suite of unique stablecoins

    17th April 2019 – eToroX, the blockchain division of global investment company eToro, has today announced the launch of its crypto exchange – a secure and regulated trading venue offering a range of cryptoassets as well as a suite of stablecoins. Yoni Assia, Co-founder and CEO of eToro, says: “Just as eToro has opened up traditional markets for investors, we want to do the same in the tokenized world. We want to bring crypto and tokenized assets to a wider audience, allowing them to trade with confidence. This is the future of finance. Blockchain will eventually ‘eat’ traditional financial services through tokenization.” At launch the exchange will have a range of instruments including: ·         Eight fiat-stablecoins The post eToroX launches crypto exchange including suite of unique stablecoins appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • In a Mixed Week for the Majors, Binance Coin Trail Blazed
    FX Empire17 hours ago

    In a Mixed Week for the Majors, Binance Coin Trail Blazed

    It’s been a mixed bag for the majors. While selling pressure kicked in on Saturday, Binance Coin continued to deliver…

  • Bitcoin heads for mass market adoption as Millennials get onboard
    Coin Rivetyesterday

    Bitcoin heads for mass market adoption as Millennials get onboard

    Bitcoin is in the last stage of the bear market, the accumulation phase, according to a report from digital assets fund Adamant Capital. “The current sentiment has recovered from capitulation and the blockchain shows us that Bitcoin HODLers are committing for the long-term again. This is confirmed by our drawdown and volatility analyses,” the report states. “While lower prices are still possible, Bitcoin’s fundamentals are gaining momentum. Embraced by Millennials, its ecosystem is developing at rapid clip, both as a decentralised bottom-up disruptive technology, and as an uncorrelated, highly liquid financial asset for institutional portfolios around the world.” The long term risk-reward ratio for Bitcoin is currently the most favourable of any liquid investment in the world. Adamant Capital reckons The post Bitcoin heads for mass market adoption as Millennials get onboard appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Major Bitcoin hard and soft forks. Where are they now?
    Coin Rivetyesterday

    Major Bitcoin hard and soft forks. Where are they now?

    Bitcoin forks are defined as changes in the protocol of the Bitcoin network. Forks can also be defined as the situations that occur when two or more blocks have the same block height. A fork, in essence. influences the validity of the rules. Usually there are significant changes associated to hard forks, even though any type of fork usually brings change to the protocol. Forks are typically conducted in order to add new features to a blockchain or to reverse the effects of hacking or catastrophic bugs. Forks require consensus to be resolved or else a permanent split emerges. Soft fork vs hard fork A soft fork is a backward compatible method of upgrading a blockchain. In other words, a The post Major Bitcoin hard and soft forks. Where are they now? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Looking to convert Bitcoin to euro? Follow these tips
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    Looking to convert Bitcoin to euro? Follow these tips

    If you’re looking to convert Bitcoin to euro, it isn’t quite as straightforward as popping along to your local bureau de change. There are a few different ways to cash in your Bitcoin, and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. The most popular method is to use a centralised exchange like Coinbase or Gemini, but you could also trade your Bitcoin through a peer-to-peer platform or use a Bitcoin prepaid card. Whichever method you use, you need to make sure it is safe and secure. Start by exploring the reputable exchanges Exchanges like Coinbase and Gemini not only let you buy Bitcoin – they also enable you to sell your Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for fiat. The exchanges connect The post Looking to convert Bitcoin to euro? Follow these tips appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Jimmy Song discusses Bitcoin, blockchain, and the crypto space
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    Jimmy Song discusses Bitcoin, blockchain, and the crypto space

    Sometimes I feel I know a lot about Bitcoin, blockchain, how the crypto space properly functions, and how it will most likely evolve. From time to time, I even consider myself an expert. But then reality strikes when you happen to have a chance to speak to a Bitcoin community superstar like Jimmy Song. Jimmy has been a programmer for most of his life and joined the Bitcoin space in 2013. He’s a lecturer at the University of Texas and the author of the awesome book Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch (which you should definitely read if you’re into Bitcoin technicalities). The conversation was really amusing and Jimmy was quite transparent and straight to the point, The post Jimmy Song discusses Bitcoin, blockchain, and the crypto space appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Three benefits of trading cryptocurrency
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    Three benefits of trading cryptocurrency

    Trading cryptocurrency can be stressful, emotional, and addictive. Despite this, many people choose to trade cryptocurrency on a daily basis looking for the ultimate underrated gem and hoping that it one day shoots to the moon. Whilst this is unlikely for many cryptocurrencies, it still doesn’t stop people buying low and trying to sell high. Although there can be plenty of pain in trading cryptocurrency, here are three benefits you might gain. A deep knowledge of the market and your emotions Unless you get extremely lucky, you are more than likely going to lose money trading cryptocurrency without doing sufficient research. This means that you need to have a basic understanding of both the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies as well The post Three benefits of trading cryptocurrency appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price

    Today the price of Bitcoin is US$5,286.33; Ripple is US$0.341400; Ethereum is US$171.87; Bitcoin Cash is US$309.78; Litecoin is US$81.10. These are the Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the Top 5 cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying on The post The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Binance sees a ‘significant’ rise in OTC volumes in April
    The Block4 days ago

    Binance sees a ‘significant’ rise in OTC volumes in April

    Binance OTC volumes have risen significantly this month, according to its CFO Wei Zhao in a conversation with Decrypt.“Last month we saw a lot more volume than, say, three months ago.The post Binance sees a 'significant' rise in OTC volumes in April appeared first on The Block.

  • eToro CEO reveals plans to add leverage and new tokenised asset types to eToroX
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    eToro CEO reveals plans to add leverage and new tokenised asset types to eToroX

    Online trading and investing platform eToro has officially launched its own crypto exchange which will trade six major cryptocurrencies along with a newly launched raft of ten fiat-pegged stablecoins on a custom API-driven platform called eToroX. Reporting live from Paris Blockchain Week Summit, Coin Rivet got the chance to catch up with eToro CEO Yoni Assia shortly after he made the announcement on stage. eToroX Launching today: fully regulated crypto exchange 🙌https://t.co/Xhez95mxN7#SpringisComing #PBWS #ParisBlockchainWeek #eToroX @PBWSummit @ParisBlockWeek @yoniassia pic.twitter.com/aFMj9uOQXX — eToroX (@eTorox) April 16, 2019 The new exchange will be able to initially trade eight major fiat-pegged stablecoins (as ERC-20 tokens on Ethereum), six cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin), and 37 trading pairs. Speaking about the The post eToro CEO reveals plans to add leverage and new tokenised asset types to eToroX appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Three cryptocurrency podcasts to add to your library
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Three cryptocurrency podcasts to add to your library

    A cryptocurrency podcast is a great way to stay up to date with all the latest goings-on in the world of cryptocurrencies. Podcasts provide an ideal medium to absorb information – whether you’re on a run, working at your office, or simply relaxing at home. There are a wide variety of cryptocurrency podcasts. Some are aimed at developers, some are aimed at traders, and many are just general chit-chats that are easy for newcomers to understand. There is something for everyone. Here are three cryptocurrency podcasts to add to your library. The Magical Crypto Friends The Magical Crypto Friends podcast consists of Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin; Riccardo Spagni, one of the lead developers behind Monero; Samson Mow, chief strategy The post Three cryptocurrency podcasts to add to your library appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • London’s first Lightning Network bar is ready for business
    Coin Rivet5 days ago

    London’s first Lightning Network bar is ready for business

    The Rotate bar in London’s Shoreditch now accepts payments for food and beverages with instantaneous transactions over the Lightning Network. The bar, which is currently an active hotspot for the crypto community in London, used its links to partner with lightningpay.co.uk, a payment provider which offers custodial and non-custodial solutions. The bar’s owner, James Stell, said that “they helped us set up our payments solution and provide ongoing help when required”. At the moment, Rotate is not too worried about the volatility associated with accepting Bitcoin payments for food and drinks. “Our belief during our trial period was that we had seen the bottom or were close to the bottom of the bear market, so we were happy to take The post London’s first Lightning Network bar is ready for business appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin myths: Volatility and energy waste
    Coin Rivet5 days ago

    Bitcoin myths: Volatility and energy waste

    Two of the most common arguments against Bitcoin I still hear fiat-proponents claiming is that Bitcoin’s price is “way too volatile” and the currency is “energy-intensive and wasteful” to produce. So today I come bearing great news for those thinking these arguments make any sense. Yes, from a certain point of view they might sound appealing. However, they couldn’t be further from the actual facts and truth. Bitcoin, in the medium to long term, will lose most of its volatility percentage-wise, and the amount of power needed to produce one Bitcoin won’t increase exponentially given an increasing number of users, as some analysts have wrongfully predicted. Let’s start from the beginning. ‘Bitcoin is way too volatile’ "The volatility of Bitcoin The post Bitcoin myths: Volatility and energy waste appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • The appetite for blockchain investment
    Coin Rivet5 days ago

    The appetite for blockchain investment

    It looks like there was a major Bitcoin and Ethereum bull run at the start of April reaching 2017 peak levels, but will it last? Cryptocurrency pricing is certainly volatile, but what we do know for sure is that blockchain investing doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Andreessen Horowitz is trading its VC title for RIA so that it can invest more into the crypto space without restrictions. In fact it plans to invest as much as $1 billion into the industry – if that’s not a telling enough sign that the company is in it for the long haul. And the VC giant is not alone in its thinking. More and more large organisations are looking The post The appetite for blockchain investment appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Monero Technical Analysis – Support Levels in Play – 16/04/19
    FX Empire6 days ago

    Monero Technical Analysis – Support Levels in Play – 16/04/19

    Monero’s XMR sees some early gains, support by the broader market. The mood can change quickly though…

  • Bitcoin is curling up to attack $6,000 as market order book depth stands above $300 million
    Coin Rivet6 days ago

    Bitcoin is curling up to attack $6,000 as market order book depth stands above $300 million

    Bitcoin has managed to hold its market cap above $90 billion as the markets look to be winding up for another attempt to break through the next key level of resistance to the upside at $6,000. If the market can find continued support above $5,000, then another bullish move will seemingly take the decentralised asset back above a $100 billion valuation. After closing the weekly candle with a doji, traders are signalling indecision in the market and calling for a ‘no-trade zone’. However, since breaking up from $4,200 at the start of the month and smashing through multiple long-term moving averages (such as the 200-SMA), the global asset is looking to build confidence for another break towards the $6,000 range The post Bitcoin is curling up to attack $6,000 as market order book depth stands above $300 million appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD)
    Coin Rivet6 days ago

    Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD)

    At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading above $5,100, although volumes have been dropping across all exchanges over the weekend. BTC is trading above its 200-day EMA after continuing its pump from last week. During the weekend, price has remained quite stable, trading between $5,080 and $5,150. Let’s take a look at what’s going on with Bitcoin. Bitcoin/USD At its peak last week, price touched close to $5,400 before hitting a sell wall shortly after. Volume-wise, things are a bit gloomier. As we can see from the volume bars on the left of the graph above (blue and yellow), Bitcoin’s volume seems to be hinting that people are still betting on a lower price for Bitcoin. This means that The post Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Mad Bitcoins is an advocate for ‘HODL plus profits’
    Coin Rivet7 days ago

    Mad Bitcoins is an advocate for ‘HODL plus profits’

    Coin Rivet had the chance to catch up with Bitcoin OG Thomas Hunt at the CoinFest conference in Manchester last week. An old-time Bitcoiner who has been in the crypto media space since way back in 2013, Hunt has since introduced the world to the Mad Bitcoins character and also founded the popular YouTube channel World Crypto Network. So iconic was this channel back in 2014/15 that you could even say that the name helped to label the term ‘crypto’ as we know it today. Although most of the contributors were (or still are) staunch Bitcoin maximalists, the show has never failed to commentate on the news surrounding not just Bitcoin (and its scaling debate) but the wider decentralised ecosystem The post Mad Bitcoins is an advocate for ‘HODL plus profits’ appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Cryptocurrency for beginners deciphered in five definitive guides
    Coin Rivet8 days ago

    Cryptocurrency for beginners deciphered in five definitive guides

    The world of cryptocurrency never sleeps. It’s always changing, always evolving, and it’s always volatile. This puts many people off getting involved with cryptocurrency. Investing and trading cryptocurrency can be daunting for newcomers.  Mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency will only be achieved through education, willingness, and relevant use cases. We look to provide all of this below. Starting out can be tough, so we’ve simplified cryptocurrency for beginners. Below are five guides that will help you to understand the industry and each of its niches. Whether you’re brand new or you want to take the next step into your cryptocurrency journey, we’ve got something for you. 1. A definitive guide to cryptocurrency Want to know the basics about cryptocurrency? This guide The post Cryptocurrency for beginners deciphered in five definitive guides appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Five lessons you should learn before you start crypto trading
    Coin Rivet8 days ago

    Five lessons you should learn before you start crypto trading

    When you first start crypto trading, you are likely to learn some harsh lessons. The volatility in prices coupled with a 24/7 market means that you always have to be on your toes and ready to react. Whilst some people can make a lot of money, it always comes with risk, and you can be sure that there are just as many people who have lost a lot of money as well. Before you begin, here are five tips you should know. Fundamental research Before investing in a project, you should do a huge amount of research to ensure you are fully aware of all the positives and negatives. This can be particularly difficult. Finding accurate sources on projects is The post Five lessons you should learn before you start crypto trading appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • What’s wrong with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)?
    Coin Rivet8 days ago

    What’s wrong with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)?

    Before we dive into this “new” monetary model applied to capitalist economies, I would like to make a note and explain why I’m so against this way of conducting monetary policy and why I don’t think this is actually a new model, but simply the statement fiat-currencies are bound to explode. A few years ago, it was understood by most economists that boom-burst cycles were associated with the quantity of money circulating in an economy. Inflation and growth go hand-in-hand so  despite the quantity of money increasing, the economy isn’t necessarily growing. Interestingly,  it seems we forgot about this core concept somewhere along the way. If not, what’s happening with most, if not all, first-world economies? Why are governments allowing private The post What’s wrong with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)? appeared first on Coin Rivet.