Bitcoin Price Celebrates New Year Inside an Interim Falling Channel

Bitcoin price on January 1st saw a minor decline of less than 1 percent against the US Dollar on a 24-hour adjusted timeframe. The digital currency, which established a weekly high towards $4,239 ahead of Christmas, corrected to as low as $3,561 on Coinbase in later days. It attempted a minor bull run on December 28 but fell just short of $4,000 in absence of adequate bullish sentiment and trading volume – probably because of the New Year break. The first day of the year is now seeing Bitcoin consolidating…

Bitcoin Falls Under $3,800 as Top Cryptocurrencies Remain Mostly in Red

Tuesday, Jan. 1 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing discreet to moderate losses, while a handful report gains. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is under $3,800 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is down over one and a half percent on the day, trading at around $3,740. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is slightly lower than $3,814, the price of BTC one week ago. Furthermore, the current price is lower than the Sunday high of $3,961 and notably higher than…

Media Reports Central Bank Has Postponed ‘Crypto-Rupee’ Plans

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is pausing its plans to release a digital currency, Indian business news outlet the Hindu Business Line reported on Jan. 1. India’s central bank had originally announced its intentions to consider a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in April of this year, at the time noting the establishment of an interdepartmental group to look into potential advantages and feasibility. In August, RBI confirmed the creation of the group, specifying that it was researching a CBDC that would be backed the rupee for reasons including…

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Set For 40 Cents, Ripple Founder Bullish

Latest Ripple News 2018 was a testing year for coin holders. The bear market wrecked the space and with the anchor coin, Bitcoin, dropping 75 percent, altcoins followed suit. The damage was severe in Ethereum (ETH), and their losses saw XRP replace it as the second most valuable coin. This is despite XRP falling a massive 84 percent from 2017 peaks. Regardless, there is optimism, and while the price is just but one of the many metrics used to gauge overall performance, bulls are confident strongly believing that digital asset…

White Hat Hackers Earned $878,000 from Crypto Bug Bounties in 2018, Data Shows

White hat hackers have been awarded $878,000 in bug bounties this year, technology news website TheNextWeb reports on Dec. 30. Bug bounties are a type of competition in which companies that develop software invite hackers to break their software and responsibly disclose the vulnerabilities, so they are able to fix them before they are exploited. According to TheNextWeb, hackers earned $534,500 on HackerOne, a bug bounty platform connecting companies with hackers just from Block.one, the company which stands behind EOS. In fact, Block.one is reportedly responsible for 60 percent of…

Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, NEO, IOTA, Binance Coin, Stratis

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. While 2017 was a raging bull market in cryptocurrencies, 2018 turned out to be a massive bear market that wiped out more than $720 billion in total crypto market capitalization. We believe that 2019 will bring back the focus on the fundamentals and…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Bounce Back, Wells Fargo to Reimburse $575 Million

Latest Bitcoin News Among other advantages, the blockchain is transparent, and once there is a registration, it’s easy to track all transactions related to that address. That’s why this technology is perhaps the most significant innovation of the 21st century. If traditional companies incorporate this technology, then talks of scams and other unscrupulous activities will be unheard of. This is because everything would be open and transparency on another level. The opaque nature of bank operations is the reason why the third largest bank in the US, Wells Fargo was…

Bitcoin’s Institutionalization: Dates to Watch in 2019

It’s been over a year since the Cboe and CME listed the world’s first bitcoin futures contracts, the first ever bitcoin investment product to hit the legacy market. Both futures went live just before bitcoin peaked at its $20,000 all-time high. Out-the-gate trading for the derivatives reflected 2017’s market mania, and Cboe’s futures alone traded over 800 contracts (roughly $12,000,000 at the time) within the first two hours of their launch. With the creation of these markets, the euphoric anticipation of bitcoin’s debut on Wall Street conjured up delusions of…