Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Controversy

Hard forks and lack of governance were a huge issue during the rise of cryptocurrency back in late 2017. It seems this hasn’t changed in 2018, as we have just encountered a new Bitcoin Cash hard fork controversy. Hard forks are required for large blockchain network updates and require all nodes running the network to switch over to the new chain at a designated block number. Unfortunately, not every node running the network agrees with the direction of the project and decides to start its own fork with other nodes—creating a…

Bitcoin Price Dives Below $5,000 amid Choppy Market

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The bitcoin price kicked off this week on a depressive note, extending its current bearish bias to another low level. The BTC/USD index fell from 5502-fiat to 4886-fiat on Monday, recording more than 11 percent in losses. The price action bled through crucial support levels that had a history of reversing bearish trends. It confirmed how investors are looking to take a break from cryptos until its political scenario improves. The recent Bitcoin Cash hard fork has set the market on fire, with big mining pools jockeying…

Bitcoin Lowest Level Hit Again

Bitcoin has hit its lowest level again this year. Is it the beginning of the end for Bitcoin? I bet that question has been asked many times over in 2018. Bitcoin gained house-hold name status around Thanksgiving last year. That was the kind of year Bitcoin had in 2017. Bitcoin’s Lowest Level But now, Bitcoin is down more than 30% since Thanksgiving 2017. But that’s not as bad as being down 60% on the year, 18% this week alone, and hitting the lowest level of 2018 today. At the time…

Tencent Games Forms Partnership with Blockchain Esports Platform

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tencent Games has announced a collaboration with SLIVER.tv, a blockchain esports entertainment platform to create a 24/7 live esports channel that will feature streamers from FaZe Clan, Method, and NRG, in addition to interactive functionality such as prediction games, trivia, and prizes for viewers. Making the announcement on November 19, the game development behemoth, which is behind the popular Ring of Elysium battle royale game, revealed that the channel would be powered by Theta rewards, and users would be able to purchase in-game items and upgrades using…

Below $5K: Bitcoin Drops $500 to Set New 2018 Low

Bitcoin dropped below $5,000 for the first time in over 13 months on Monday. CoinDesk price data reveals the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization fell to $4,981 shortly after 16:30 UTC on Monday, signifying a dollar-decline of more than $500 for the day when the move occurred. That’s the lowest figure since Oct. 12, 2017, and as of press time, the price has recovered somewhat to $5,048 – still signifying a decline of more than 9 percent.  The broader cryptocurrency market accompanied BTC in its steep sell-off and has shed…

Ripple Overtakes Ethereum as ETH Plunges 10%, Trend of Market

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, Ripple (XRP) has fallen by 9.5 percent against the US dollar. Still, it overtook Ethereum (ETH) to become the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the global market. On November 17, XRP recorded an increase in value of around 8 percent during a period in which most major cryptocurrencies including both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum struggled to maintain momentum. The short-term rally of XRP on Saturday allowed it to take a lead over Ethereum, comfortably surpassing ETH with a market cap of $19.1…

Bitcoin Market Cap Establishes New Yearly Low, Drops to $92.53 Billion

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The market cap of the world’s leading cryptocurrency has established its new yearly bottom. Bitcoin on Monday continued its downtrend, and its valuation dropped to a new bearish low at $92.53 billion. At the same time, the price of the digital currency fell to an average of $5,322, according to aggregate data available at CoinMarketCap.com. Overall, the bearish action intensified the possibility of Bitcoin establishing a double bottom anytime this year. As reported on CCN last week, the forking of Bitcoin Cash has turned out to be…

Will ICOs Continue to Drag ETH Down?

Bears hit the cryptocurrency market today, and Ethereum was among the most severe casualties. The world’s third largest cryptocurrency erased as much as $2.25 billion from its market cap. Meanwhile, its value plunged 12 percent from an intraday high at $177 to $155.60 – its new intraday low – within a few hours, according to aggregated data available at CoinMarketCap.com. Aayush Jindal, a crypto market analyst at NewsBTC, predicted further declines in the Ether-to-dollar market, citing a critical bearish trendline that is capping every upside attempt of the digital currency. SOURCE:…

Bitcoin Price Hits a New Yearly Low at $5,170; is $4,000 Inevitable?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Within a period of 12 hours, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped from $5,560 to $5,170, to a new yearly low. After dropping to $5,750 on June 11, BTC has defended the $6,000 support level relatively well with sufficient volume and trading activity in the exchange market. $6,000 has since become a major resistance level for the dominant cryptocurrencies. Is Bitcoin Headed to $4,000? Last week, Crypto Rand, a well-recognized cryptocurrency trader and analyst, stated that the next likely range for BTC is between $4,800 to…

Bitcoin Price Hits 13-Month Low as Crypto Market Slumps

Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to its lowest level since October 2017 on Monday, as losses are seen across the broader crypto market. The leading cryptocurrency fell to $5,165 earlier today – the lowest level since Oct. 18, 2017 – having breached the crucial support of $6,000 last week. As of writing, BTC is changing hands at $5,283 – down 5 percent on a 24-hour basis and 16 percent week-on-week – according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Further, the year-on-year loss now stands at 32 percent, as prices were trading well above…