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Previous Close5,162.74
Open5,162.74
Day's Range5,104.18 - 5,361.94
52 Week Range3,169.53 - 9,968.85
Start Date2009-01-03
AlgorithmSHA256
Market Cap92.223B
Circulating Supply17.67M
Max Supply21.00M
Volume270,502,016
Volume (24hr)533.21M
Volume (24hr) All Currencies3.59B
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  • Emin Gün Sirer: “I am the grandfather of the UASF movement”
    Coin Rivet1 hour ago

    Emin Gün Sirer: “I am the grandfather of the UASF movement”

    During Paris Blockchain Week Summit, Coin Rivet had the exclusive chance to sit down with Cornell University Professor, Emin Gün Sirer, about many topics around network consensus for protocol changes on Ethereum and Bitcoin. Speaking on the topic of the much publicised UASF movement that lead to eventual soft fork implementation of the Segwit protocol for Bitcoin, the academic stated that “in some sense, I am, the grandfather of the UASF movement”. He went on to say how Bitcoin maximalists would find it hard to admit that consensus was not initially with them as they pushed for the Segwit scaling upgrade, instead of changing the block size limit to increase transaction capability on the layer one Bitcoin blockchain. Hash power The post Emin Gün Sirer: “I am the grandfather of the UASF movement” appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price
    Coin Rivet4 hours ago

    The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price

    Today the price of Bitcoin is US$5,287.37; Ripple is US$0.294635; Ethereum is US$154.99; Bitcoin Cash is US$264.78; Litecoin is US$72.55. 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.

  • Genesis Capital originated over $400 million in crypto loans in 1Q, pushing cumulative volumes to more than $1.5 billion in a year
    The Block19 hours ago

    Genesis Capital originated over $400 million in crypto loans in 1Q, pushing cumulative volumes to more than $1.5 billion in a year

    Genesis Capital, an institutional lending business within Genesis Trading and the broader Digital Currency Group umbrella, announced in its 1Q lending snapshot that it originated $425 million worth of loans to clients in the first quarter of 2019.The post Genesis Capital originated over $400 million in crypto loans in 1Q, pushing cumulative volumes to more than $1.5 billion in a year appeared first on The Block.

  • Experts believe Bitcoin will soon exceed $6,000
    Coin Rivetyesterday

    Experts believe Bitcoin will soon exceed $6,000

    LEADING market analysts are suggesting the value of bitcoin will soon hit $6,000. The price of the original cryptocurrency has rocketed in the last four weeks, leaping from below $3,900 to above $5,600 earlier this week. And that momentum, say some observers in a Coin Rivet article for the Daily Express, is a signal that the recently restored confidence is building in BTC. “Technical analysis, including long-term indicators such as the Moving Average Convergence Divergence and the Exponential Moving Average are showing signs that bitcoin is ready to hit the critical $6,000 level,” explains Nigel Green of the deVere Group. “Further bullish impetus for bitcoin may also be provided from a so-called ‘golden cross’ – which is when the 50-day The post Experts believe Bitcoin will soon exceed $6,000 appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • A Conversation with Mike Bodson, CEO of DTCC
    The Blockyesterday

    A Conversation with Mike Bodson, CEO of DTCC

    The following transcript is taken from season one, episode one of The Scoop, The Block's new podcast.The post A Conversation with Mike Bodson, CEO of DTCC appeared first on The Block.

  • Lightning Labs is bringing a ‘smarter autopilot’ to the Lightning Network
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    Lightning Labs is bringing a ‘smarter autopilot’ to the Lightning Network

    The alpha release of the Lightning Labs app for desktop takes the project’s code off the testnet and over to the Bitcoin mainnet for the first time ever. As part of the upgrade to LND 0.6, the team has also made some updates to the autopilot feature that is used by many people to manage the opening/closing and rebalancing of Lightning channels to allow a user to earn small fees for BTC ‘staked’ inside the layer-two scaling solution. Today our Lightning app launches on Bitcoin mainnet! ⚡️ Try our desktop alpha featuring Neutrino, Autopilot, and a Lightning user experience that puts users in control and privacy first. Read more and install here:https://t.co/3Em5s0svZX pic.twitter.com/nR1ze0yDpZ — Lightning Labs⚡️ (@lightning) April 23, 2019 The post Lightning Labs is bringing a ‘smarter autopilot’ to the Lightning Network appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Lower Inflation Drags the AUD Down
    FX Empire2 days ago

    Lower Inflation Drags the AUD Down

    The big news today is the lower than expected CPI from Australia, which negatively affects both pairs from Antipodes.

  • Venture capital firm set to invest a billion dollars into crypto
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    Venture capital firm set to invest a billion dollars into crypto

    American venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz looks set to give mass adoption of cryptocurrency a further boost by investing an enormous $1bn into the technology behind Bitcoin. In a Coin Rivet article for the Daily Express, the Californian company has said it will be turning its investment focus directly on to digital assets and the blockchain programming that underpins them. Also known as ‘a16z’, the mainstream institution is gearing up to prioritise crypto holdings across its portfolio in a move that will add confidence to the future use of online currencies like BTC and Ethereum. Andreessen Horowitz has an almost intrinsic connection to Bitcoin – both were born from the ashes of a financial crash in 2009 with a desire The post Venture capital firm set to invest a billion dollars into crypto appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Market Exclusive2 days ago

    Market Morning: Iran Plays Trump…Card, Eurobank Earnings, $1B Apple Lawsuit

    Iran Threatens to Play “Trump” Card And Block Straits of Hormuz Iran is obviously upset about President Donald Trump moving to prevent Iran from selling its own oil and has threatened to block the Straits of Hormuz if the United States moves to block all countries from buying Iranian crude. The only way the US […]The post Market Morning: Iran Plays Trump…Card, Eurobank Earnings, $1B Apple Lawsuit appeared first on Market Exclusive.

  • Monero Technical Analysis – Resistance Levels in Play – 24/04/19
    FX Empire2 days ago

    Monero Technical Analysis – Resistance Levels in Play – 24/04/19

    Monera’s XRM looks to buck the bearish trend for a 2nd consecutive day. Some support is going to be needed for a breakout, however…

  • Number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions per day hits highest level since last bull run
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    Number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions per day hits highest level since last bull run

    The number of transactions per day on the Bitcoin blockchain has been on the rise recently, and has once again eclipsed 400,000. Confirmed transactions have been on the up since the project’s inception over a decade ago and topped out at just under 500,000 transactions per day during the 2017 bull run when price hit $20,000. The fact that intrinsic network activity is again so high may signify a change in market sentiment, as confidence and volume return to the layer-one decentralised protocol. The most important chart in crypto https://t.co/XME5jivO5x #bitcoin #blockchain #finance — Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) April 23, 2019 Since the 2017 peak, we saw demand for on-chain transactions collapse in the face of fees rising above $25 for The post Number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions per day hits highest level since last bull run appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • BlockFi reduces bitcoin deposit minimums; announces expansion into India as crypto deposits swell above $50 million
    The Block3 days ago

    BlockFi reduces bitcoin deposit minimums; announces expansion into India as crypto deposits swell above $50 million

    New York crypto lending firm BlockFi has announced a slew of updates that will come into effect at the start of May, including a reduction of its bitcoin deposit minimum from 1 BTC to .5 BTC and the ability to service clients in India, according to a new blog post.The post BlockFi reduces bitcoin deposit minimums; announces expansion into India as crypto deposits swell above $50 million appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin breaks to yearly highs as margin shorts overtake longs on Bitfinex
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    Bitcoin breaks to yearly highs as margin shorts overtake longs on Bitfinex

    Bitcoin’s most recent break above the $5,400 resistance level has seen an increase of around $25 million worth of margin short interest, with short interest overtaking long interest on crypto exchange Bitfinex for the first time this year. At the time of writing, there is currently around 24,500 BTC worth of short interest on Bitfinex ($137 million) compared to the 24,000 BTC ($134 million) in margin long interest. The margin long-short interest on the exchange is seen as a measure of sentiment for Bitcoin and the crypto markets, which have seen a flurry of trading volume following the April Fools’ Day rally. With Bitcoin’s most recent move up, it looks as though the orders protecting higher prices on the Bitfinex The post Bitcoin breaks to yearly highs as margin shorts overtake longs on Bitfinex appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • ETH Back Up
    FX Empire3 days ago

    ETH Back Up

    The ETH is rising again this week after its recent correction, trading around $176.44.

  • Panxora safeguards ICO assets with crypto treasury management service
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    Panxora safeguards ICO assets with crypto treasury management service

    23rd April 2019 – The Panxora Group, a cryptocurrency consortium, today announces the launch of its ICO Treasury Management Service (TMS). The TMS helps founders manage the capital raised through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to ensure that it is preserved from the volatility of cryptocurrency and can support business growth. Recent research has shown that over half of ICOs fail within four months of their launch, often due to financial mismanagement. For young crypto companies, managing ICO capital is a daunting task. Keeping it in crypto exposes it to volatility and risks loss, while converting it immediately to fiat could mean a missed opportunity to take advantage of a rising crypto market. In response, Panxora has launched the TMS to The post Panxora safeguards ICO assets with crypto treasury management service appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Earnings Season Kicks Into High Gear: Bitcoin Rallies
    FX Empire3 days ago

    Earnings Season Kicks Into High Gear: Bitcoin Rallies

    Elsewhere, Bitcoin marched to a fresh 2019 high above $5600 during the Asia trading session on Tuesday morning.

  • Former E&Y blockchain big hitter quits overcrowded crypto space
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Former E&Y blockchain big hitter quits overcrowded crypto space

    The brilliantly named Angus Champion de Crespigny spent more than a decade at Big Four accounting firm Ernest and Young, focusing on blockchain during his last couple of years there. In 2018, he left the company to focus on other projects, stating that he was disillusioned with the blockchain space. And now he is no longer working in the Bitcoin/crypto industry, having taken a new role outside of it. Champion de Crespigny made the announcement on Twitter. Some news: I am no longer working full time in the bitcoin/cryptocurrency industry, and have taken a role outside it. I’ve had a number of people ask why, or seem surprised, so I thought I’d lay out my rationale in case it is of The post Former E&Y blockchain big hitter quits overcrowded crypto space appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash: The differences you need to know
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash: The differences you need to know

    Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash is a battle that has been raging for over a year now. What was once a community of one – Bitcoin – split into two via a hard fork in 2017. The debates surrounding these coins often get heated and tribal. This article will explore what led to such division and the key differences between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. How did we get here? Bitcoin was set up to handle block sizes of 1MB. As more and more people use the network, these block sizes can fill up the memory pool, causing transactions to be delayed. To increase the speed of transactions, people could choose to pay a more expensive fee to fast-track their transaction. This The post Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash: The differences you need to know appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Key moments in the Bitcoin price history
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Key moments in the Bitcoin price history

    The price of Bitcoin is what the majority of people focus on. From starting out at less than $0.01 to the peak of $20,000, the Bitcoin price history has been a roller coaster, with numerous ups and downs. The beginning When Bitcoin was first born, there was no price attached to the cryptocurrency to begin with. Early miners would often send Bitcoins to other people as gifts for free so that they could play with the technology. One of the early Bitcoin developers, Martti Malmi, believes he made the first Bitcoin-to-US dollar transaction when he sold 5,050 Bitcoin for $5.02 on 12th October 2009. This could be regarded as the beginning of  the Bitcoin price history. A more infamous transaction The post Key moments in the Bitcoin price history appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • We talked to the co-creator of Satoshi’s Treasure, the million-dollar global bitcoin scavenger hunt
    The Block5 days 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 Rivet5 days 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 Rivet5 days 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 Rivet5 days 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 Rivet5 days 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 Empire6 days 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…