Bitcoin Fees Temporarily Less Than BCH, Can This Continue?

Transaction fees are a hot topic of debate in the cryptocurrency world. There are numerous discussions regarding Bitcoin versus Bitcoin Cash fees in this regard. It now seems the average Bitcoin transaction cost is lower than that of BCH. As is usually the case, such a temporary snapshot can look very different in a few…

Bitcoin and Crypto on Continuous Decline: Major Factors and Trends

The year 2018 hasn’t been kind to the cryptocurrency and bitcoin industry. All markets are bleeding value for nearly five full months now. There are various factors which may contribute to this ongoing decline. Besides potential market manipulation, a few other trends are also worth taking into account. The Negative Cryptocurrency Trends Perhaps the most…

One of the Largest Banks in the Philippines is Implementing Ethereum With ConsenSys

UnionBank, one of the biggest banks in the Philippines, is working with US-based blockchain software technology company ConsenSys founded by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin to assist local financial institutions in integrating Ethereum and blockchain-based platforms. Remittance-Focused Industry The Philippines has a unique financial infrastructure, and the banks are aware that only the upper class and…

South Korea’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange Will Ban Trading in North Korea and Iran

Bithumb, South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange alongside UPbit, has banned digital asset trading in North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, and seven other countries that are considered as high-risk jurisdictions by the Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCT) Initiative. Beginning May 28, the Bithumb team stated that to prevent its infrastructure and platform from being used…

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: Can BTC/USD Hold $7K?

Key Points Bitcoin price remained in a bearish zone above the $7,000 support against the US Dollar. There is a key declining channel forming with resistance at $7,600 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair has to stay above the $7,200 and $7,000 support levels to avoid a…

Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Crypto Hiring and Blockchain Welfare, From Down Under

Instant crypto-denominated salaries and blockchain-based social security payments feature in Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief. Reports about these promising developments in the labor market and the public sector come from Australia. Also, the Slovak tax authority intends to use blockchain technology for more efficient tax collection.   Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Friday: Luxury Jets, Cheap…

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

Cryptocurrencies don’t meet the requirements of money, according to the South African Reserve Bank which has decided to call them by a different name. It’s one that does not imply either currency or cryptography. “We prefer to use the word ‘cyber-token’,” said a high-ranking official of the central bank in Pretoria, adding another entry into…

DOJ Crypto Investigation Tanks Prices, Fundstrat Welcomes Adult Supervision

Investigations are all about the crypto ecosystem, but a recent report regarding a US Department of Justice price manipulation crackdown was widely said to be the cause of market caps falling, and by a lot. Fundstrat, the ecosystem’s favorite financial professional crypto bull, is on record as welcoming government regulation, what it calls “adult supervision.”…

Alleged BTC-e Mastermind Confesses to Russian Money Laundering Charges

According to regional publications in Russia, the alleged BTC-e mastermind and prisoner in Greece, Alexander Vinnik, has allegedly confessed to charges of fraud and money laundering on May 24, 2018. Reports reveal a signed document details that Vinnik admits to committing financial fraud between 2011-2017 through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange. Also read: This Week in…

2 Million Revolut Customers Get More Cryptocurrency Access

In the heady days of 2017, Revolut Ltd promised it would continue to add cryptocurrency choices for its customer base. The future promise was made after its rollout of onboarding bitcoin core (BTC), litecoin (LTC), and ether (ETH) to eager users. Just this week, the England-based company made good by further adding bitcoin cash (BCH)…

Chinese Exchange Launching Southeast Asian Crypto Trading Hub

Chinese exchange Zb.com has set up a branch in Thailand with a plan to turn it into the regional crypto trading hub in Southeast Asia. The move came as the Thai government finalizes the country’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Creating Regional Hub…

Proof of Work Coins on High Alert Following Spate of 51% Attacks

First it happened to verge. $1.8m of cryptocurrency swiped in a matter of hours. Then to bitcoin gold, plundered in an $18m double spend attack. Then to verge again, this time to the tune of $1.7 million. Along the way, monacoin is also believed to have been hit. Someone is methodically working their way through…

Analyst Says Bitcoin May Drop to $5,500 Before New Upside In Q3/Q4 2018

The price of Bitcoin has faced unexpected downward pressure in May as Consensus 2018 did not produce enough enthusiasm for a bullish move. Analyst Willy Woo said the virtual currency may only find its upside in Q3/Q4 2018. Until then, bulls may find bid opportunities at prices as low as $5,500. Bitcoin to Complete Downside…

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