Understanding the last three-year cryptocurrency rollercoaster - Big Think
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Big Think - Taking a look at the journey cryptocurrency has made into mainstream awareness, its falls. setbacks, and the reasons it will survive and thrive despite it all.

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Kik has hit a brick wall with its ambitious "void for vagueness" defense in a case brought by theSEC over its $100 million initial coin offering.





HSBC has partnered with Singapore's state investment firm Temasek and Singapore Exchange to explore distributed ledger tech in the Asian bonds market



The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, is not as pro-crypto as he seems. He just wants to seize the opportunity to promote Petro and deal with hyperinflation







Bitcoin price is struggling to recover above $8,800 and $8,840 against the US Dollar. The price is slowly moving lower and it is likely to decline sharply below $8,600. Morning’s bearish trend line is active with resistance near $8,775 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). It seems like there - The post appeared first on newsbtc


The startup looks to boost mainstream crypto adoption by making it easier for developers to put crypto wallets in their applications.













The firm behind EOS, Block.One, announced that it will now use its 9.5% of EOS tokens to vote for block producers



COO Adam White has revealed that Bakkt is planning to offer a cash-settled Bitcoin futures contract alongside its existing physically-settled product








If you’ve been on Crypto Twitter at all, you know of the Bitcoin “HODL” meme. For those living under a rock, here’s a quick explainer: HODL, a misspelling of “hold” first found on the (in)famous BitcoinTalk forum, has become a battle cry for diehard BTC investors, who believe it is irrational to sell the asset. - The post appeared first on newsbtc












Messaging app firm Telegram has made a new plea to a U.S. court to drop an action brought by the SEC alleging its token is a security.



Satoshi smoke and mirrors clouds a new, anonymous 50 Bitcoin donation to privacy coin Grin’s general fund











Altcoins best bet for traders as Bitcoin stagnates







Thank payment processors for Bitcoin’s future success, Draper says



Bitcoin Suisse is joining forces with EU payment and transaction services provider Worldline to provide support for crypto payments in Switzerland



A new trial will examine if digitalizing fixed income securities with DLT can bring new efficiencies to the Asian markets.









Cat out of the bag for Ethereum’s Gods Unchained, which has beaten CryptoKitties’ volume record






There are now several competing approaches to building a new financial system, writes Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire. Which will governments embrace?



Australian crypto firm DigitalX Ltd. is launching a new Bitcoin fund open to wholesale and accredited investors




















Bitcoin price is trading in a downtrend below $8,800 and $9,000 against the US Dollar. The price is currently declining and it seems to be struggling near the $8,840 level. Yesterday’s major bearish trend line is active with resistance near $8,920 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The bulls - The post appeared first on newsbtc











Ripple price is trading in a downtrend below the $0.2750 resistance against the US dollar. The price is facing a lot of hurdles on the upside near the $0.2740 and $0.2750 levels. This week’s crucial bearish trend line is intact with resistance near $0.2800 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from - The post appeared first on newsbtc


Many have asserted that the first time Bitcoin futures were launched, a planned market crash followed. The exchange that launched those futures back in late 2017 is gearing up for more institutional products in two months’ time so what impact will that have this time around? CME Options Launch In January The Chicago Mercantile Exchange - The post appeared first on newsbtc



Northern Trust, a provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management, and banking, today announced that it has partnered with BondEvalue to deliver integrated asset servicing and digital solutions for fractional ownership of fixed-income bonds. Founded in 2016, BondEvalue’s regulated platform will facilitate the trading of fractionalized investable assets based on wholesale bonds, while Northern […] - :





Ethereum price is trading nicely above the key $182 and $180 support levels against the US Dollar. The price is currently facing many resistances such as $187, $188 and $190. Recently, there was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $185 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). - The post appeared first on newsbtc







Seemingly sidelining Libra for the time being, Facebook launches new fiat payment system




One study foresees China's blockchain investments surpassing $2 billion by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 65.7%








Litecoin (LTC) has been facing an ongoing influx of selling pressure ever since its mining rewards halving that occurred this past-summer, which sparked a deep-cutting sell-off in spite of the fact that many investors and analysts had believed it to be a bullish event. In the near-term, analysts are noting that they anticipate the cryptocurrency - The post appeared first on newsbtc






The crypto market is mostly trading sideways today, as Bitcoin fights to hold above $8,800



Ingenico Group, a global payment services company, and crypto payment technology provider and network Pundi X, have announced the two parties have completed the integration of Pundi X’s XPOS software with the point-of-sale (POS) APOS A8 devices of Ingenico. Leveraging blockchain to facilitate payments Through this partnership, merchants around the world using APOS A8, Ingenico’s […] - :








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