SFOX Posits Factors Behind November Crypto Volatility in Recent Report

SFOX, an institutional crypto trading platform, recently released a comprehensive, data-packed analysis on the possible causes of the volatility in the cryptocurrency space over the month of November. The report, which SFOX released on their website, covers a large amount of raw data, looking at factors such as price fluctuation on a day-to-day basis and trading volume. With the data, SFOX presents arguments on the overall volatility of various prominent cryptocurrencies, and their methodology includes the volatility of the S&P 500 and gold for comparison. A press release shared with…

Bitcoin Recovery Weakens as Price Drops 4.4%, Dead Cat Bounce?

The gains Bitcoin made during the Friday and weekend trading session fizzled at the beginning of this week. The digital currency’s recovery lost steam after establishing an intraday high at 3640-fiat, now thrice in December. It dropped as much as 4.4% on Monday, confirming a weak bull sentiment near the said resistance area. At the time of this writing, Bitcoin has located support at a near-term rising dotted trendline and is trading at $3,420. BTC/USD 1H CHART | SOURCE: COINBASE, TRADINGVIEW.COM After zooming out the chart, the BTC/USD rate can…

Blockchain Tech and Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty is one of the cornerstones for every successful business, which is why it is no surprise that many businesses offer club memberships, frequent customer rewards and many other loyalty program incentives to their customers. However, the massive multitude of clubs and programs can be frustrating for customers to navigate, as they try to maneuver between the numerous club cards in their wallets and online, often finding it difficult to keep track of their point status and where they can be redeemed. While cryptocurrencies made a splash in recent…

Crypto News | EOS Surges and Ripple Exec Not Phased by Bull Market

In today’s edition of crypto news, we’ll cover why EOS is surging and the details behind why a Ripple executive isn’t phased by the current crypto bear market. EOS Surges as Other Coins Fall EOS is currently leading the top 40 cryptocurrencies for total market gains this weekend. The world’s seventh-largest cryptocurrency project has received a wave of criticism as of late for its lack of decentralization. This weekend, EOS jumped up more than 16%. At this time, it remains unclear why the coin surged so much. Coinbase is exploring the…

Mastercard Applies For New Patent for Anonymous Blockchain Transactions – A Regulated Bitcoin Tumbler?

Mastercard, the company who have gone through the entire process of laughing, fighting, and then embracing Bitcoin (and then attacking it again), have applied for another new patent in the blockchain space. Their last one was in regards to — we’re not making this up — a fractional reserve crypto bank. They describe a novel method of anonymizing transactions which does not, in function, represent those in place by Monero or other privacy coins. Instead, the method described sounds a lot like coin mixing, a service that various businesses in…

How Did Twitter CEO’s Square Overtake Coinbase as #1 Bitcoin Buying App?

Square, a payment platform for merchants and individual users operated by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has surpassed Coinbase to become the most widely used iOS app to buy Bitcoin (BTC). The platform, called Cash App on Apple’s iOS store, also overtook YouTube to become the number one top free mobile application on the iOS store, demonstrating a rising demand for digitalized payment systems in the U.S. market. The easiest way for every single person in America to buy bitcoin is #1 on iOS today 💪 @CashApp pic.twitter.com/nYUt6tSkIJ — Miles Suter…

Crypto Trading Platform ErisX Hires Serial Exchange Founder Matt Trudeau

ErisX is beefing up its leadership ahead of the launch of cryptocurrency spot and futures trading early next year. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the digital asset trading platform has hired markets and exchanges veteran Matt Trudeau as chief strategy officer. The news comes a week after ErisX closed a Series B funding round that raised $27.5 million from firms such as Bitmain, ConsenSys, Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures and Monex Group. Trudeau started his trading career in the early 2000s when the U.S. equities market was going digital and has overseen some 10 global…

Bitcoin Faces Drop Towards $3K After Brief Price Bounce

Bitcoin (BTC) still has the potential to drop towards $3,000, despite a minor bounce from 15-month lows seen on Friday. The leading cryptocurrency by market value picked up a bid at $3,210 three days ago –  a level last seen in September 2017. The ensuing corrective bounce, however, seems to have run out of steam, as bitcoin is currently trading at $3,470 on Bitstamp – down 4 percent from yesterday’s high of $3,633. It’s worth noting that prices are currently down more than 80 percent from the record high of…

Bitcoin News Summary – December 10, 2018

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. Bitcoin hit a new yearly low just below $3,300. Altcoins fared even worse, with Ethereum falling below $90 and Ripple below 30 cents. The total crypto market cap stands at $108 billion with Bitcoin’s value comprising 55% of that figure. The G20 member nations agreed to further regulate cryptocurrencies to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. The G20 nations resolved to realize the technology’s benefits while mitigating its risks. Plans were also made up to increase taxation of the digital…

Bitcoin Price Watch: Break Above $3,700 Could Push BTC Higher

Key Points Bitcoin price recovered recently and moved above the $3,500 resistance against the US Dollar. There is a key bearish trend line in place with resistance at $3,590 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price must break the $3,590 and $3,650 resistance levels to gain bullish momentum. Bitcoin price is facing a solid resistance near $3,600-3,700 against the US Dollar. BTC must move past the $3,700 pivot zone to accelerate gains towards $4,000. Bitcoin Price Analysis There was a decent support base…