Price Analysis Mar 27: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LEO

Most cryptocurrencies have turned down from their overhead resistance levels suggesting a minor correction or period of consolidation will occur in the next few days. The coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis that it has brought along is the first of its kind in this generation. For weeks now, global equities markets have been swinging wildly due to the uncertainty. However, compared to the traditional markets, Bitcoin has been holding up quite well and its volatility has been gradually reducing in the past few days. Pantera Capital Founder and CEO…

ETH 2.0 Audit Highlights Risks to Block Proposers and P2P Protocol

Technology security firm Least Authority has published an audit of the specifications for ETH 2.0 — the long-awaited overhaul of the Ethereum (ETH) protocol. Least Authority audited ETH 2.0’s during January at the request of the Ethereum Foundation. The firm worked alongside the Foundation throughout the process and compiled the final version of the report on March 6. Ethereum Foundation commissions Least Authority to audit ETH 2.0 The security firm reviewed the core ETH 2.0 specs for phase 0, the Beacon Chain specs, and Beacon Chain Fork Choice documents, peer-to-peer…

VR World Somnium Space Sells 110 ETH of Virtual Land

Somnium Space sold 110 Ethereum (ETH) worth of virtual land plots during the first seven days of its multi-week affair.  “During the first week of Road to SLO we have sold a total of 25 parcels for 110 ETH,” a Somnium representative told Cointelegraph. “Moreover we have seen a record high sale of a Bundle of 10 parcels from one user to another for whooping 100 ETH.” Last week, blockchain-based VR game, Somnium Space, completed the first week of its Road to Secondary Land Offering, a March 13 statement detailed.…

Price Analysis Mar 23: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LEO

Bitcoin price remains range bound and several major cryptocurrencies are attempting to break above the overhead resistance levels. Traditional markets continue to post almost daily losses while Bitcoin price has been relatively range bound for the past week. At the risk of sounding repetitive, traders have to continue to focus on the events that are driving the various asset classes. The Coronavirus cases in Europe are not showing signs of flattening out and the number of cases in the US are surging at a rapid pace. This raises the uncertainty…

Crypto Lending Firm BlockFi Raising Interest Rates on BTC and ETH

Clients of one crypto lending company may soon notice some changes in response to the recent drops in the market.  Starting on April 1, BlockFi will be raising the interest account rates on Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).  According to CEO Zac Prince, BlockFi users holding between 0-5 BTC now will earn a 6% annual percentage yield (APY), while those with up to 500 ETH will earn a 4.5% APY. Stablecoins like the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and USD Coin (USDC), will retain their 8.6% APY interest rates. Why are the…

Price Analysis Mar 16: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LEO

The crypto markets are showing some buying at lower levels, which is a positive sign as it shows that investors are accumulating on dips. The US Federal Reserve is at it again. For the second time this month, the Fed has done an emergency rate cut. On March 3, a 50 basis point cut was implemented and that was followed with a 100 bps cut on March 15. If that was not enough, the Fed also announced a $700 billion quantitative easing program. Surprisingly, in response to this, equities markets…

Price Analysis Mar 13: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LEO

The crypto markets are attempting a relief rally but are struggling to sustain the higher levels. This shows that selling is not over yet. Capitulation occurs when traders are scared. On March 12, most asset classes witnessed a massive selloff with no place to hide. Even gold declined 3.17%, which shows that the traders sold everything in their portfolio. The coronavirus pandemic has created a state of panic because it does not have any treatment and spreads quickly. As a result, large cities and in some cases, the whole country…

Ethereum Bears Are Not Done Yet, Here’s Why ETH Could Test $68

Ethereum is down more than 50% in a day against the US Dollar. ETH price broke many crucial supports and it is now approaching the $78 and $68 support levels. Ethereum collapsed below $150 and $100 in a harsh market crash against the US Dollar. The price is forming a huge bearish candle on the daily and weekly chart. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $183 on the weekly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). Bitcoin price is down more than 45%…

DeFi Giant MakerDAO Avoiding Shutdown in the Face of Tanking ETH — For Now

As Ether’s price sees record losses, MakerDAO, the biggest player in decentralized finance (DeFi) on the Ethereum network, is looking at responses including a shutdown — though that possibility remains unlikely at this point. Markets clobber DeFi Per a March 12 call in response to “Black Thursday” losses, developers and MakerDAO Foundation members weighed the damage that the drop in Ether’s price had done to MakerDAO’s lending protocol.  MakerDAO lends DAI for collateral in the form of Ether. As the market for ETH drops, MakerDAO’s protocol automatically sells. The recent…

Binance Doubles ETH Withdraw Fees, Firing Up Crypto Traders

Binance announced in a tweet on March 12 that it is doubling fees for ETH withdrawals. The company cited network congestion as the reason for the decision. The tweet specified:  “To better facilitate ERC20 and ETH withdrawals during this period of high congestion on the $ETH network, we are making the following temporary adjustments: ETH withdrawal 0.003 ETH is now 0.006 ETH ERC20 withdrawal 0.006 ETH is now  0.01 ETH Withdrawals will re-open shortly.” Binance Crypto Traders are not happy with the news This decision angered some members of the…