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  • Bitcoin plunges after touching $8k earlier — what it means for investors
    Yahoo Finance Video3 days ago

    Bitcoin plunges after touching $8k earlier — what it means for investors

    After bitcoin's hot start to May -- the world's largest crypto currency by market cap is giving back quite a bit of ground. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman & Jeanie Ahn, along with Flat World Partners CEO Anna-Marie Wascher discuss.

  • Bitcoin dips after hitting $8,000 milestone
    Yahoo Finance Video4 days ago

    Bitcoin dips after hitting $8,000 milestone

    Bitcoin prices plunged less than a day after trading at levels above $8,000. Other major cryptocurrencies saw similar losses over the same period, with more than $21 billion wiped out of the total market capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency industry. Yahoo Finance’s Myles Udland, Kristin Myers, Sibile Marcellus, and Oscar Williams-Grut discuss the major downturn and what it means for the future of crypto.

  • Mad Crypto: A post-Blockchain Week explainer about bitcoin’s price
    The Block10 hours ago

    Mad Crypto: A post-Blockchain Week explainer about bitcoin’s price

    This post first appeared in Frank Chaparro’s weekly column “Mad Crypto,” which is sent to Genesis members’ inbox every Monday morning. The post Mad Crypto: A post-Blockchain Week explainer about bitcoin's price appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin rally ‘carries some echoes of the spike higher in late 2017,’ warns JPMorgan
    MarketWatch12 hours ago

    Bitcoin rally ‘carries some echoes of the spike higher in late 2017,’ warns JPMorgan

    Bitcoin’s rise from the ashes over the past two months is showing similarities to the boom of late 2017, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Cryptocurrency development updates: Lightning Network and altcoins
    Coin Rivet13 hours ago

    Cryptocurrency development updates: Lightning Network and altcoins

    Last week, one of the most anticipated and exciting crypto conferences took place in New York. I’m of course talking about MCC 2019 – the Magical Crypto Conference – organised by Riccardo Spagni (Monero), Samson Mow (Blockstream), WhalePanda, and Charlie Lee (Litecoin). I highly advise you to watch the conference – which is now available on YouTube – as really cool speakers like Adam Back and Luke Dash Jr gave some quite interesting presentations. The conference mainly focused on Lightning Network (LN) improvements and on privacy, as those are the two main current Bitcoin bottlenecks: transaction speed (scalability) and privacy (security). Another awesome conference that took place last week was Consensus 2019 – one most of you are probably aware The post Cryptocurrency development updates: Lightning Network and altcoins appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Could the Yang Gang take the crypto debate mainstream?
    Coin Rivet14 hours ago

    Could the Yang Gang take the crypto debate mainstream?

    The 2020 US presidential candidate Andrew Yang – who is famous for his flagship policy of giving every American over the age of 18 $1,000 a month – made an appearance at Consensus 2019 last week to talk about his support for a better US regulatory framework for the digital asset and cryptocurrency industry. Speaking at the event, Yang said that he believes “that blockchain needs to be a big part of our future”, stating that if he makes it to the White House, “oh boy are we going to have some fun in terms of the cryptocurrency community”. I'm not part of the Yang Gang but I am intrigued to see a 2020 candidate with a position on cryptos. The post Could the Yang Gang take the crypto debate mainstream? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Benzinga15 hours ago

    BTC/USD Hovers Around $8,000; Investor Interest Stays Intact

    Increasing bearish momentum sent Bitcoin spiraling below $7,500. Bitcoin is in a sideways trending motion between a narrow range ($7,750 - $8,250). Bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster ride in the past ...

  • What is Bittrex?
    Coin Rivet15 hours ago

    What is Bittrex?

    Bittrex is one of the largest exchanges in the cryptocurrency market, competing with the likes of Binance and Poloniex. With a variety of trading pairs and altcoins available plus a relatively easy-to-use interface, Bittrex is an ideal place for both new users wanting to buy altcoins and those who have experience trading cryptocurrencies. Overview of Bittrex The company was founded in 2013 by Bill Shihara and two other business partners. The founders had previously worked as security experts for Microsoft before deciding to open up a cryptocurrency exchange. Bittrex is based in the US but is not regulated by US securities law. The exchange recently had its application for a New York BitLicence rejected. The reasons cited were inadequacies with The post What is Bittrex? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD)
    Coin Rivet17 hours ago

    Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD)

    At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading above $7,800 after price recovered during the weekend following a flash sell-off at the end of last week. BTC is trading above its 50-day, 100-day, and 200-day EMAs after a massive spike in price earlier in May which took Bitcoin through the roof on almost all exchanges. I’m hopeful the trend will continue for the time being, but there may well be another pullback on the horizon which could take BTC back to $5,800 – $6,200. Let’s take a look at what’s going on with the Bitcoin markets this Monday. Bitcoin/USD Bitcoin experienced another parabolic rally this weekend, boosted by the further escalation in the US-China trade war. Last week I The post Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Coinfloor announces Enumis crypto-friendly current account tie up
    Coin Rivet21 hours ago

    Coinfloor announces Enumis crypto-friendly current account tie up

    Bitcoin exchange Coinfloor has partnered with electronic money firm, Enumis, to offer a UK current account for crypto businesses.  As well as allowing for deposit and withdrawal of funds via CHAPS, BACS and UK Faster Payments, this will give clients free GBP deposits and withdrawals into and out of their Coinfloor cryptocurrency exchange accounts. Access to the account is available 24 hours a day online and clients will be able to undertake regular banking functions such as setting up direct debits and standing orders. More advanced features, including programmatic API access for account automation, are also available. Prepaid/debit cards providing a 0.2% rebate on all transactions will also be issued to all account holders. Obi Nwosu, Founder and CEO of Coinfloor The post Coinfloor announces Enumis crypto-friendly current account tie up appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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

    The blockchain/crypto week in quotes

    “I believe that blockchain needs to be a big part of our future. If I’m in the White House, oh boy are we going to have some fun in terms of the cryptocurrency community.” Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang “There’s a popular perception that the rate limiting factor in blockchain adoption is something to do with the technology itself — like the technology isn’t scalable, it’s not fast enough, the developer tools aren’t in place. But in my experience is that’s really not the rate limiting factor at this point. It’s not even at the top of my list. You’re going to need to reach agreement on some critical things about who is a member of the network, what’s The post The blockchain/crypto week in quotes appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Mode to launch its first lending solution for companies holding crypto
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    Mode to launch its first lending solution for companies holding crypto

    London. 13th May 2019 – London-based financial services challenger Mode has announced its first product, a crypto-backed lending solution for businesses, is due to launch later this month. It is offering early access rates for customers who sign up by 15th June 2019. Mode aims to become the first fully-regulated, digital-asset bank in the UK, and is actively working to build an ecosystem of products and services that combines the best of traditional and digital finance Its lending solution is flexible, business-first and is aimed at companies that hold Bitcoin and Ether – whether through direct purchase, investment or as payment from clients. It offers loan terms of up to 90 days with further extensions possible and can be repaid The post Mode to launch its first lending solution for companies holding crypto appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • John McAfee goes dark, posts link to Newsweek interview
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    John McAfee goes dark, posts link to Newsweek interview

    Earlier this month, we reported cyber security pioneer and crypto advocate John McAfee’s belief that the US government would soon act in order to silence him. “I want you all to know that everything I have done, I have done for the cause of freedom. I want a world in which authorities discover crimes, not manufacture them. A free world,” he told his almost one million Twitter followers. McAfee is on the run from US authorities who earlier this year indicted him, his wife and four members of his staff for tax fraud. And this week a dramatic statement appeared on Twitter. “Developing events have made it necessary for John McAfee to go dark,” someone wrote on his account Thursday. “Please be The post John McAfee goes dark, posts link to Newsweek interview appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • How KYC compliance keeps your cryptocurrency protected
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    How KYC compliance keeps your cryptocurrency protected

    The battle between the regulators and the crypto-anarchists is going to be a long one. Now that the Bitcoin genie is out of the bottle and has been since 2008, governments and regulators have been slow to catch up with this new phenomenon. Many of the major exchanges now enforce KYC compliance on their customers, which removes much of the anonymity that cryptocurrency enthusiasts strive for. Those in favour of KYC compliance argue that it ensures customers’ safety, but is this truly the case? What is KYC? Know Your Customer – or KYC as it is often referred to – ensures that cryptocurrency exchanges know precisely who they are dealing with. The process usually involves uploading a selfie, a utility The post How KYC compliance keeps your cryptocurrency protected appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin’s tumble ‘has caused a lot of technical damage’, says analyst
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    Bitcoin’s tumble ‘has caused a lot of technical damage’, says analyst

    A surge in bitcoin prices that took it well above $8,000 appears to be coming to a halt, as the world’s No.1 crypto asset has faced sudden and sharp selling pressure within the past 24 hours.

  • Meet the 20-year old bitcoin trader who says he turned $1,000 into $3.7 million
    Yahoo Finance3 days ago

    Meet the 20-year old bitcoin trader who says he turned $1,000 into $3.7 million

    A 20-year-old bitcoin trader says he turned $1,000 into $3.7M, and he isn't selling.

  • Six retailers/brands that are all about the blockchain right now
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    Six retailers/brands that are all about the blockchain right now

    Alyx Luxury fashion brand, Alyx, is set to use German blockchain foundation Iota’s DLT solution in the supply chain. Iota’s system will be implemented in partnership with Avery Dennison. Alyx  customers will be able to track the journey of purchased items, from creation to the point of sale, with an app which reads QR codes. Matthew Williams, Creative Director at Alyx, told GQ: “We’re doing a blockchain prototype that shows the raw material to the finished garment. Our brand is about evolution not revolution, so we work on making the things we do better.” Whole Foods Flexa has launched its new payments network, enabling shoppers to spend cryptocurrencies in physical stores. This currently supports Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, and the The post Six retailers/brands that are all about the blockchain right now appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Why Bitcoin Cash has signed up for Schnorr Signatures
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    Why Bitcoin Cash has signed up for Schnorr Signatures

    Bitcoin Cash has beaten Bitcoin to the punch and has implemented Schnorr Signatures onto its platform first – something its supporters are keen to remind proponents of BTC. However, the hard fork used to implement this upgrade didn’t quite go to plan, with a cyberattack seemingly taking place on the network. It has since recovered and is now working as normal. Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash have a heated history of disagreement, but both appear to agree on the benefits of Schnorr Signatures. Why implement Schnorr Signatures? Schnorr Signatures have been around since the 1980s. However, due to a patent filed on the cryptographic technique by creator Claus Schnorr, the usage of Schnorr Signatures wasn’t widely available until 2008 – coincidentally The post Why Bitcoin Cash has signed up for Schnorr Signatures appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Benzinga4 days ago

    BitStamp Massive Sell Order Could Be Behind The Bitcoin 'Flash Crash'

    Bitcoin is trading at $7,202 after correcting lower 8.7% lower on the day. Bitcoin is currently finding balance following a devastating drop that tested $6,500 from new 2019 highs at $8,370. The market was caught up in Bitcoin’s flash drop leading to a loss of more than $20 billion.

  • Kim Goulde: ‘I realised how globally impactful Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be’
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Kim Goulde: ‘I realised how globally impactful Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be’

    Mum of two and ex-management consultant Kim Goulde recently sat down with Coin Rivet to discuss her journey from once shrugging off Bitcoin to becoming a full-time HODLer. Kim told Coin Rivet how she first learned about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies from one of her family friends (who’s a plumber) after he asked her to pay him in Bitcoin in 2012 as “he wouldn’t accept cash for a favour”. Seven years ago, she noted how there was “literally not much information about Bitcoin aside from occasional news about the currency being abused by underground criminals. My husband and I were sceptical, so we shrugged it off then.” Fast-forward four years later, and on a trip to Indonesia in 2016 to do The post Kim Goulde: ‘I realised how globally impactful Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be’ appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • BitMEX witnesses $225 million in long liquidations as BTC plunges to $6,400
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    BitMEX witnesses $225 million in long liquidations as BTC plunges to $6,400

    Bitcoin crashed to a low of $6,380 on BitMEX this morning as the original cryptocurrency lost over $10 billion in market cap during a period of flash liquidations on the exchange. BitMEX’s price index is formed using a 50:50 split of the Bitstamp and Coinbase Pro BTC/USD markets. The sell-off seems to have been triggered due to a massive amount of BTC being sold all at once on the crypto exchange Bitstamp. Bitcoin was trading comfortably above $7,800 before the sale of 3,600 BTC (worth around $28 million) wiped just over $1,500 off the price of the decentralised asset to trade at a low of $6,175. Bitstamp just got completely destroyed by the algo. Really can't wait to see if The post BitMEX witnesses $225 million in long liquidations as BTC plunges to $6,400 appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • The Bitcoin Cash subreddits you need to start following
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    The Bitcoin Cash subreddits you need to start following

    If you’re a fan of Bitcoin Cash, you will find a lot of activity over on Reddit. Reddit has become an extremely popular place for many cryptocurrency communities with many announcements and plenty of discussion taking place. The history of the biggest Bitcoin Cash reddit page – r/btc – is an interesting one. Like Bitcoin Cash itself, r/btc split from the traditional r/bitcoin subreddit over claims of censorship stemming from the scaling debate issue. Why was r/btc created? While the scaling debate still rumbles on to this day following the split of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, it was the split of the Bitcoin subreddits that happened first. There are two major cryptocurrency subreddits: r/Bitcoin and r/btc. r/btc was created as The post The Bitcoin Cash subreddits you need to start following appeared first on Coin Rivet.