Crypto Bulls On Alert As Bitcoin (BTC) Flip-Flops Around $4,000

Bitcoin Could Turn Bearish Under $3,900 Ever since Bitcoin (BTC) breached $4,000 a few days back, the market has entered a lull. Cryptocurrencies have held within a tight range, failing to show signs of either a bullish breakout of bearish reversal. Yet, some analysts are starting to fear a short-term collapse, as BTC flip-flops around $4,000 with indecision, a sign to some that a sell-off is in the works. Luke Martin, better known as Venture Coinist, remarked that if Bitcoin heads higher in medium-term time frames, like the four-hour or…

Chicago Mayor Believes Crypto Adoption is “Inevitable”

Cryptocurrency received an endorsement from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel when he stated that wide-scale crypto adoption is “inevitable” at a FinTech meeting in his city earlier this week. The chief of staff for former US President Barack Obama said that while he is no expert in crypto technology, he believes digital assets could help financially unstable countries with their economic recovery. The politician thinks that “an alternative way of currency dealing with the debt markets is going to happen” at some point in the future. “One day, somebody’s going to figure out—whether that’s Argentina,…

Chicago Mayor Believes Crypto Adoption is “Inevitable”

Cryptocurrency received an endorsement from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel when he stated that wide-scale crypto adoption is “inevitable” at a FinTech meeting in his city earlier this week. The chief of staff for former US President Barack Obama said that while he is no expert in crypto technology, he believes digital assets could help financially unstable countries with their economic recovery. The politician thinks that “an alternative way of currency dealing with the debt markets is going to happen” at some point in the future. “One day, somebody’s going to figure out—whether that’s Argentina,…

Central Banks Should Leave Crypto to Facebook and JPMorgan: PwC Partner

Central banks should leave issuance of digital currencies to corporations such as Facebook and JPMorgan, according to a blockchain and financial partner at PwC France, Forbes reports March 22. According to PwC France’s Pauline Adam Kalfon, central banks should stay away from the issuance of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) until large corporations test out the tokenization of fiat currencies themselves. Only when cryptocurrencies are “battle-tested by corporations,” should central banks make a move towards the crypto space, Kalfon argued, adding that it will reduce the likelihood of potentially negative…

BlockFi Lowers Interest Rates for Top Tier Crypto Deposit Accounts

Crypto wealth management and lending company BlockFi has lowered the interest rates for their biggest cryptocurrency deposit accounts, according to an official blog post on March 22. BlockFi launched the BlockFi Interest Accounts (BIA), cryptocurrency accounts supporting Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC), earlier in March. The accounts initially offered a 6.2 percent annual interest paid monthly in crypto. The company’s further analysis showed that almost 75 percent of the clients have a balance of less than 5 BTC or 150 ETH, while the median account balance is $7,000. Per the…

Crypto Markets Report Slight Gains While Gold Rises

Friday, March 22 — All the top 20 cryptocurrencies, except Tether (USDT), are in the green, having overcome yesterday’s drop. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is up 0.31 percent over the past 24 hours, and is trading at around $4,045 at press time. The coin started the day at $4,029, with a jump to as high as $4,053 in the middle of the day. In terms of a weekly view, Bitcoin has gained around 1.9 percent, while in terms of the month BTC has increased by just one percent.…

Visa Is Avidly Fishing For A Crypto Blockchain Dev Hero

Visa Inc. is seeking a full-time technical product manager in Palo Alto, California. In a job posting to SmartRecruiters, the global card giant said it is looking for someone who is “passionate about the intersection of payments and cryptocurrency,” and “deeply familiar with permissionless blockchain technology.” With the additional job requirement of “a close network of experts in the fast moving cryptocurrency and fintech ecosystem,” it looks like the ancient 20th Century fintech company is serious about poaching a top blockchain pro from the crypto industry. Visa Is Getting Into…

IBM Crypto Chief Calls Company the “Leader” in Blockchain Technology

IBM’s Jesse Lund, who heads the blockchain division, claims IBM is the leader in blockchain technology. In a recent interview, Lund stated: What IBM’s been doing as the leader in blockchain technology for the last three years is adding security and confidence to the system. IBM And Stellar Partnership Challenge xRapid Lund talks about IBM’s cross-border payments solution, which in part uses Stellar Lumens for settlement, and how one of the oldest technology companies in the world plans to revolutionize the remittance market. The solutions developed are challenging Ripple’s xRapid…

What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

SBI Holdings, a major financial and banking giant in Japan, has formally announced the launch of SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd., officially entering the bitcoin mining industry. In recent months, the most dominant forces in the global bitcoin mining industry in the likes of Bitmain, Cannan, and Japanese internet conglomerate GMO have struggled to adjust to market conditions. As the bitcoin bear market extended to a 15-month correction, despite the gradual increase in hash power, the demand for bitcoin mining due to the general decline in profitability of mining noticeably…

Bitwise Tells US SEC That 95% of Volume on Unregulated Crypto Exchanges is Suspect

95 percent of volume on unregulated exchanges appears to be fake or non-economic in nature, an analysis from cryptocurrency index fund provider Bitwise Asset Management has argued in a report dated March 20. Bitwise reported its data and claims to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as part of a proposed rule change for its application to launch a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). The analysis opens with the argument that while an ostensible ~$6 billion in daily traded volume for Bitcoin is reported across the spot…