Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions

Binance is advising its remaining users in Iran to withdraw their money as the cryptocurrency exchange seeks to comply with international sanctions. “If you have an account with Binance and fall into that [sanctions] category, please withdraw your assets from Binance as soon as possible,” reads an email received in recent days by Iranian users, according to several local sources. Sepehr Mohamadi, chairman of the board of the Blockchain Association of Iran, said emails like this have been trickling in for months, but their numbers recently increased following renewed U.S. sanctions,…

Bitcoin Market Cap Below $100 Billion as BCH Hard Fork Spooks Investors

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn It has been more than 24 hours since bitcoin scared investors with a sudden 10 percent drop. But there hasn’t been a concrete recovery action — yet. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate has surged 2.21 percent from its previous low at 5291-fiat, now trading at 5408-fiat. The coin’s market cap has risen likewise but remains below the three-figure billion dollar valuation. The weekly chart on Coinbase indicates BTC/USD is testing the support area of a giant falling wedge formation. Technically, a falling wedge formation predicts a potential breakout…

Blockchain Adoption | Sberbank CEO Anticipates 1-2 More Years

The head of Russia’s Sberbank has set tongues wagging after he emerged bullish about the future of blockchain adoption. CEO Herman Gref is forecasting industrial scale adoption in as little as one or two years. Blockchain Adoption Gref believes the technology is on the cusp of entering the industrial development stage of its evolution. Speaking to journalists this week, he said: “The hype around the technology [blockchain] is now over, and the technology is entering the stage of industrial development. It needs a year or two to be implemented at the…

Home Cryptocurrency Mining | Coinbase CTO Says Coinmine is the Future

Coinbase’s CTO, Balaji Srinivasan, has just announced his thoughts of the future of home cryptocurrency mining. Bitcoin mining and crypto mining in general are a huge industry, which exploded last year when digital currency interest hit mainstream. A new startup is trying to take another stab at popularizing at-home cryptocurrency mining, a business model that has not been successful in the past. Home Cryptocurrency Mining: Coinmine Srinivasan told CoinDesk that he is placing his bets on this new at-home crypto mining startup, Coinmine. Srinivasan said: “The big difference with decentralized…

SV Price Improving as BCH Fork Nears; ABC Behind

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn With bitcoin cash mining its first forked block, the futures prices of SV and ABC are fluctuating wildly. The BCHSV futures price jumped 10.7 percent against the US dollar, rising from $88.12 to $97.51 within just an hour — before sinking below $90 after the fork. Meanwhile, the BCHABC futures price rate saw a 9 percent decline, declining to $273.50, before rallying to a high of $341 after the fork activated. As both the derivatives are working in the absence of an actual market cap, the price fluctuations…

XRP Eclipses Ethereum, What is Next For The Major Cryptocurrencies?

It what has been one of the largest single purges of the cryptocurrency markets this year, Ripple’s XRP token has surpassed Ethereum in terms of market capitalization. The Bottom Just Fell Out Of The Bottom Just when we thought that things couldn’t get much worst and the bottom was in, the bottom fell out and markets nosedived again. Over the past 24 hours crypto markets have dumped almost $30 billion as they fell from around $210 billion to a 2018 low of $180 billion. The dust has settled at around…

Bitcoin Price Sell-Off Slows As RSI Hits Four-Year Low

Bitcoin is looking oversold after a drop to 13-month lows Wednesday and could defend immediate support at $5,000 in the next few days. The world’s top cryptocurrency by market value fell to $5,324 (price via Bitstamp) in a matter of hours yesterday, reaching its lowest level since Oct. 18. The average price across major exchanges, as calculated by CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index fell 10 percent – the biggest single-day drop since March 30. While BTC had supposedly carved out a long-term bottom around $6,000, the convincing break below that level…

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…

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…

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Crash Could Gain Pace Below $400

Key Points Bitcoin cash price crashed and declined more than $100 towards the $400 level against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $470 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is currently consolidating above the $400 level and it could correct a few points in the near term. Bitcoin cash price declined heavily below $450 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD tested the $400 support and it is currently consolidating losses. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis…