Regulatory Clarity Will Drive Crypto, Blockchain Adoption

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Commenting on the importance of regulation in the technology sector, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, said that introducing regulations will lead to blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption. Garlinghouse made these remarks while talking to the Deputy General Counsel, Ross Leckow, of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the Singapore Fintech Festival. The topic of their discussion revolved around the regulatory frameworks emerging in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Some of the ASEAN members include Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, among others. The Importance of Internet of Value “Regulatory clarity…

Top Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Circle’s USD Coin in Latest Stablecoin Support Move

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced it would list Circle’s USD-pegged stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) in a blog post Nov. 15, with deposits opening immediately. USDC, which the financial services company announced in May this year and released in September, is one of an increasing number of cryptocurrencies notionally tied 1:1 with a major fiat currency. Binance is not the first major platform to list USDC, U.S. exchange Coinbase supporting the asset since the end of last month. “For increased transparency, USDC has engaged a top-ranking auditing firm to release monthly…

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Sellers Back In Driver’s Seat

Key Highlights ETH price declined heavily after it broke the $200 and $190 supports against the US Dollar. There is a short term contracting triangle formed with resistance at $178 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could correct higher, but upsides are likely to be capped near $180 or $185. Ethereum price declined heavily against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD tested the $165 level and it remains at a risk of more losses. Ethereum Price Analysis There was a nasty decline in ETH…

Ethereum GPU Mining Profitability Has Declined Dramatically: New Research

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn New data released by global trading and technology firm Susquehanna has revealed that the profit per month earned for mining Ethereum using a GPU mining rig has fallen as far as zero in November, down from about $150 in summer 2017. The data indicates that in addition to the dominance of more efficient ASIC miners which dominate the Proof-of-Work mining market, GPU mining of ethereum and other cryptocurrencies is suffering from the prolonged crypto market downturn. Impact of Downturn In August, CCN reported that Nvidia wound up its cryptocurrency…

CoinShares CSO Demirors Urges Calm Among Bitcoin Investors as Prices Slide 12 Percent

Institutions “taking money off the table” was a major factor contributing to Bitcoin’s (BTC) and altcoins’ sudden price drop, the CSO of CoinShares told CNBC Nov. 14. Speaking on the network’s Fast Money Segment, the cryptocurrency exchange-traded products firm’s Meltem Demirors said volatility was a given in the run-up to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork. “Any time there are hard forks things tend to trade weird and strange, so I think people are trying to take some risk off the table,” she explained. Markets began tumbling Wednesday, Cointelegraph reported…

Market Loses Staggering $26 Billion in 24 Hours

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, the crypto market suffered a devastating wipeout of more than $26 billion, making it one of the most intense daily sell-offs in all of 2018. Bitcoin (BTC), which demonstrated a record high level of stability from August to November, recorded a drop of more than 11 percent within a 12-hour period. The unforeseen decline in the price of BTC led other major cryptocurrencies and small market cap digital assets to initiate steep downward movements. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) recorded the worst drop on…

Ethereum Classic Price Analysis: ETC/USD Tumbles To New 2018 Low

Key Highlights Ethereum classic price declined sharply and broke the $8.00 and $7.00 supports against the US dollar. There is a short term consolidation pattern forming with resistance at $7.70 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken). The pair is in a major downtrend and it could decline again towards $7.00 or $6.70 in the near term. Ethereum classic price is under heavy selling pressure against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD traded to a new 2018 low below the $7.00 support. Ethereum Classic Price…

Crypto Crime: Tokyo Fuzz Arrest Eight In $68M Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme

$68.42 Million Stolen In Bitcoin Scheme Since Bitcoin’s inception, a mere decade ago, malicious users of the world’s first blockchain have sought to capitalize on the pseudonymous and anti-governmental nature of the Bitcoin Network and other crypto platforms. And although governments have begun to crack down on this innovation, crypto-related schemes and scams are still rife in the dark corners of this industry. The Asahi Shimbun, an Asian media outlet, recently reported that a number of men were arrested for their affiliation with a purported crypto-centric pyramid scheme. More specifically,…

Competing Bitcoin Cash Forks Show Differing Outcomes; Miners Support SV while Traders Side with ABC

Ahead of Bitcoin Cash’s (BCH) impending fork on November 15, 2018, miners maintaining the network may be taking two different paths for the protocol if data from Coin Dance is considered. Competition in Decentralization The two teams, Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV, led by Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver and CoinGeek CEO Calvin Ayre respectively, are engaged in a fierce battle of hashpower to ensure their protocols make the cut. Data suggests Bitcoin SV miners control a staggering 76 percent of the network’s current mining power, with backers such as…

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Nosedives, Turns Bearish Below $0.4600

Key Highlights Ripple price declined heavily and broke the $0.4860 and $0.4400 support levels against the US dollar. There is a crucial bearish trend line formed with resistance at $0.4720 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair is struggling to recover above the $0.4600 and $0.4700 resistance levels. Ripple price fell sharply below key levels against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD is correcting higher, but it remains sell on rallies near $0.4700. Ripple Price Analysis The past three sessions were destructive as…