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Overnight, Bitcoin faced a firm rejection after attempting to garner significantly further upwards momentum. This instantly led major altcoins like XRP and Ethereum to drop in tandem, shinning a light on some potential underlying weakness within the crypto markets. It is important to note that while the latest downwards movement by many altcoins may simply... on NewsBTC.


Trusted reputation or global regulation? Usage simplification, or coherence with traditional finances? What will become the most important key to the global widespread adoption of crypto?




Bitcoin and the aggregated crypto markets have incurred immense volatility over the past several days and weeks, which has come about as Bitcoin’s bulls and bears have engaged in an intense battle that has, over the past 24-hours, favored BTC’s bears. Yesterday evening the crypto rallied to highs of $9,200 before meeting significant resistance that... on NewsBTC.



Peter Schiff, a libertarian proponent of gold and an asset manager, has long been a skeptic of Bitcoin and other digital currencies. In fact, Schiff has been around commenting on the cryptocurrency throughout multiple of its cycles. Related Reading:Research Firm: 3 Use Cases Could Send Bitcoin To $1 Trillion Today, on January 19th, he continued... on NewsBTC.


After an amazing week which saw numerous cryptocurrencies notch double-digit gains, traders can wait for the current dip to playout before initiating fresh positions once again




The Bitcoin network hash rate has reached an all-time high at 126 quintillion hashes per second. By comparison, this time last year, the network was hashing at just 38 quintillion hashes per second. However, of more considerable significance is what this indicates. And that is a trend towards increasing miner confidence. As such, concerns over... on NewsBTC.


Earlier this week, the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss decentralization in blockchain projects and the historical context of decentralized organizations.











Cointelegraph –Seba raised significant capital in its first fundraising round, attracting over $103 million in U.S. dollar terms, according to Seba CEO Guido Bühler.




CryptoNewsZ –Bitcoin follows a complex mining and rewards procedure for its production, but its principle is deeply rooted in the fundamental law of economics – supply and demand. In order to keep the value intact, Bitcoin has adopted a procedure called Bitcoin Halving.


Deal Street Asia –Banxa, an Australia-based digital banking infrastructure provider, has raised $2 million in a Series A. The round was also joined by Thorney Investment Group Australia, a multi-billion-dollar family office that offers asset management, financial planning, and advisory services.


Crypto Briefing –Retirement savings are starting to move into digital asset investments, with Securitize and AltoIRA making the first known Individual Retirement Account (IRA) investment in security token offerings (STOs).


IrishTechNews –Tokenized funds emerged, as with virtually all things in the space, fairly recently. The first tokenized crypto index fund, CRYPTO20, was released in 2017, acting as an autonomous “token-as-a-fund” that dynamically re-balances a portfolio of the top 20 cryptoassets.


Forbes –One of the benefits of the straight-to-market approach of unregulated exchanges is apparent in how they’ve designed a new type of futures dubbed perpetual swaps.


CrowdfundInsider –“With this acquisition, Kraken will focus on being the premier crypto service in Australia with the best AUD liquidity, trading experience, and support for both institutional and retail clients,” Kraken writes.



CrowdfundInsider –According to Bloomberg, Binance was issued a warning in March 2018 by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) after the agency found that the platform was facilitating cryptocurrency trades by residents of Japan without holding the proper license.


NewsLOGICAL –More than 4500 ETH stolen during the Cryptopia hack has been moved by faceless hackers in the last 6 hours, data from Chainsguard have revealed.


EconoTimes –There are a lot of ways that investors can attempt to cash in on the wave of innovation that started with Bitcoin.


TheBlock –Crypto derivatives exchange Deribit is selling 10% of its common equity to QCP Capital and Three Arrows Capital, which in turn are seeking additional investors to split the 10% equity. The exchange is pitched to investors as of “great value,” especially in comparison to the $8 billion estimated valuation of BitMEX and the $700 million to $1 billion valuations




TheBlock –Former Plasma Group researchers formed a new company, Optimism, at the end of 2019, in an effort to focus on the implementation of their Ethereum scaling solution, Optimistic Rollup.


The bitcoin price dropped by six percent from $9,060 to $8,505 across major crypto exchanges including Binance in just five minutes. It is the steepest drop in terms of time to decline percentage ratio at least in the past two months. What caused the bitcoin price to drop so suddenly? The biggest catalyst for the... on NewsBTC.


Crowdfund Insider –Liquid explains that the terms of its token sale promised to refund buyers if the Telegram’s TON network did not launch by November 30th, 2019.


CryptoGround –The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published a notice which noted that trading platforms that are dealing in cryptocurrencies that fall under the security tag would also have to adhere to the security laws of the country.


TheBlock –Cryptocurrency asset management firm Bitwise – for now, at least – has withdrawn its bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal.


CoinDesk –WisdomTree, an asset manager specializing in exchange-traded funds, is vying to become one of the first established U.S. financial firms to offer clients digital assets, including a so-called stablecoin whose value is closely linked to the U.S. dollar.


Coinspeaker –Two Prime’s FF1 Token combines the features of a close-ended fund, asset-backed token, and a secure store of value. The token sale will take place not in the form of a typical ICO but as a Continuous Token Offering (CTO).


Forbes –When it comes to finding an asset manager or investment fund, consumers are no different. They prefer companies that instill trust and, more specifically, are looking for things like liquidity, variety in fund types, innovation and low investment minimums.


TheDailyHodl –Wall Street’s interest in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets is booming, according to the digital asset manager Grayscale.That number surpasses the cumulative investment from the last five years combined. The total investment across Grayscale’s products now stands at $1.17 billion.


Evening Standard –Fidelity will act as custodian for London based Nickel Digital Asset Management, which runs numerous Bitcoin and cryptocurrency funds for investors.


BitcoinExchangeGuide –CG Blockchain Inc., BCT In. (SEZC), has been charged with fraud by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for funds raised on an ICO at over 30 million dollars by the companies operators, Edith Pardo and Boaz Manor.


LearnBonds –The San Francisco Open Exchange (SFOX) knows that it can be difficult to be a crypto fund manager due to a significant lack of tools to help one do so. Now, according to a blog post from the group, that’s about to change.


















The entire crypto market has been on a tear over the past week, gaining dozens of percent. But altcoins like XRP, especially, have done rather well. In fact, the third-largest cryptocurrency over the past week gained over 15%, per data from Coin360. Although this price surge has brought XRP to only $0.24, which means that... on NewsBTC.








Bitcoin is climbing steadily above $8,800 and $9,000 against the US Dollar. BTC price could start a massive rally towards $10K and $11K if there is a daily close above $9,300. Bitcoin price is gaining momentum above the $9,000 resistance area against the US Dollar. A new 2020 high is formed near $9,185 and the... on NewsBTC.





Ethereum gained bullish momentum above the $170 resistance against the US Dollar, and bitcoin jumped above $9K. ETH price is likely to continue higher towards the $195-$200 resistance area. ETH price is showing a lot of positive signs above the $165 and $170 levels against the US Dollar. The price traded to a new 2020... on NewsBTC.



While Bitcoin (BTC) saw a crazy week in and of itself, gaining 10%, Ethereum outpaced the market leader. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization gained 20% over the past seven days, pushing to $175 for the first time in weeks. While some analysts are skeptical that this rally will last, citing the fact that ETH... on NewsBTC.




Over the past two hours, Bitcoin (BTC) has started to break out of a consolidation pattern that has trapped the price of the cryptocurrency in the high-$8,000s for some two days. In fact, just minutes ago as of the time of writing this article, the leading crypto asset tapped $9,120, surging higher as the weekly... on NewsBTC.


After Bitcoin (BTC) rocketed from $3,000 to $14,000 in the span of six months, analysts have been sure that the cryptocurrency would never revisit the $3,000s again. Indeed, the logarithmic price curve that has contained the asset’s price action for the past decade predicts BTC will never again hit $3,000. But, there have been a... on NewsBTC.







Illinois may prove to be the most friendly blockchain state in the U.S. because at the start of the New Year, on January 1st, the state legislators passed into law the Public Act 101-0514, otherwise known as the Blockchain Technology Act. Initially sponsored and passed last spring by State Representative Keith Wheeler, it was finally


Ethereum’s recent uptrend has allowed it to take a firm position within the $170 region, which marks a massive climb from ETH’s 2020 lows that currently sit at roughly $127. This massive climb has come about against a backdrop of immense bullishness throughout the aggregated crypto markets. One prominent analyst who predicted ETH’s ongoing climb... on NewsBTC.






Bitcoin appears to be currently trading at a pivotal price region, as its reaction to the resistance it is facing at $9,000 could set the tone for where BTC trends in the weeks and months to come. Analysts are now noting that they widely expect Bitcoin’s reaction to this level to ultimately result in a... on NewsBTC.




Bitcoin’s firm uptrend throughout 2020 has now led it to reach a key near-term resistance level that its bulls are currently contesting. This has resulted in mixed feelings amongst analysts as to where BTC will go next. According to one prominent analyst, if bulls are able to push the cryptocurrency above this resistance level in... on NewsBTC.







Ethereum has been outperforming Bitcoin over the past 24-hours, posting a massive upwards movement that has allowed it to secure a position within the $170 region, which marks a notable climb from ETH’s recent lows around $120 that were set in the final weeks of 2019 Analysts are now noting that they anticipate Ethereum’s upwards... on NewsBTC.


Earlier this year, in late-September, prominent Bitcoin analystFilb Filb posted this chart below, showing that he expects for BTC to jump by dozens of percent to near $10,000, then collapse by 35% to the low-$6,000s to interact with the “miners bottom range.” While some laughed this off as pure bearish sentiment at the time, Filb... on NewsBTC.









Bitcoin price and market cap hover around resistance, looking to push to new highs in 2020














Peter Brandt is decidedly bullish on Bitcoin in 2020 as he says “strong hands” are in control




Status, an open set of projects building peer-to-peer technologies powered by blockchain, has introduced the beta version of Assemble, a decentralized crowdfunding platform aimed at supporting web3 projects. Completely open source, Assemble connects a growing community of project creators with funders from around the world. The platform consists of: Creators –Developers, teams, and individuals with […] - :


Craig Wright court case sparks heavy losses for Bitcoin SV investors, while Bitcoin consolidates its January gains







Long-term data from Cointelegraph Markets identifies Monday as the best day of the week for Bitcoin returns


Bitcoin is technically still in a bearish trend. It is down by more than 30 percent since the 2019 yearly high when it surpassed $13,000. This month will decide whether BTC enters a new extended bull market or falls back into a bear market. It all depends on the monthly close of bitcoin on January... on NewsBTC.





Satoshi Labs, creators of the Trezor cryptocurrency hardware wallet platform, announced that it is now integrated and fully functional with both the official Monero GUI and CLI wallets. The main goal of integration was to protect the functionality of all Monero features, especially Monero’s advanced cryptography elements, and privacy features. For those interested, the latest […] - :


Bitcoin’s hash rate and difficulty continue to surge higher as miner confidence appears unshaken in Q1 2020


Kadena, a blockchain technology company that fully launched its hybrid blockchain just a few days ago, has now announced the integration of its blockchain wallet app Chainweaver onto the Cosmos network. The integration is expected to be completed by the end of Q1. Chainweaver is a multi-blockchain interoperable wallet that also functions as a development […] - :







BRD, a mobile cryptocurrency wallet, has announced the launch of an enterprise-focused service called Blockset, a blockchain data integration platform offering a suite of tools that will enable engineering teams to build enterprise-grade blockchain applications, access on-chain data through a single API, and write transactions in real-time on multiple chains. Blockchain support is available for […] - :



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