Google’s ‘Surprise’ Nest Microphone Was a Flub

Google copped to making a mistake Thursday by not disclosing a microphone component  present in its Nest Guard devices, an enhancement to the Nest Secure suite. No Reports of Actual Consumers Bothered By Google’s Secret Nest Microphone Google’s surprise microphone alarmed consumer privacy advocates, but no word yet from any major news sources reporting that actual Nest Guard users were unhappy about Google waiting to disclose the microphone until it had developed the software applications for it. Instead, the media row over Google’s surprise microphone centers on the complaints of…

After $50, Litecoin (LTC) Can Easily Double and Soar to $110

Litecoin price up 18.3 percent in the last week CoinBase Wallet now supports Litecoin (LTC) Transactional volumes up With CoinBase wallet, traders and investors can take advantage of this secure and Segwit supporting platform to store their stash including Litecoin (LTC). Meanwhile, it is after prices cross the $50 mark that risk-averse traders can ramp up with first targets at $70 and $110. Litecoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Competition for dominance just got stiffer: CoinBase wallet, a hot wallet, that describes itself as the “world’s leading user-custodied crypto wallet” now supports…

Bitcoin (BTC) Value Derived From Its Utility

Bitcoin prices up 10.1 percent in the last week. Jesse Lund projects Bitcoin value to hit $1 million in ten years Transaction volumes increase in the last three weeks Jesse Lund is optimistic of future Bitcoin prices valuing the coin at $1 million. Cementing his optimism is increasing adoption which he says draws value and hence the huge valuation. Before $1 million, Bitcoin (BTC) must first breach $4,500 with decent volumes. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals The creation of Bitcoin was monumental. It will continue to be as long as the…

Ethereum (ETH) Possible March to $250, Up 22 Percent

Ethereum prices up 22 percent from last week’s close Andreas M. Antonopoulos warns of technical community in-fighting Transaction volumes on the rise, likely to propel prices above $170 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is against the toxicity within Ethereum’s developer community. He says this can cause fragmentation and slow down Ethereum (ETH) bulls that are up 22 percent in the last week. Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals Open source, public blockchains do symbolize decentralization. As attractive as they may be, they can be a source of fragmentation in an otherwise stable platform. We…

Tesla Will Be a Major Winner With a Progressive U.S.-China Trade Deal

Tesla, the $51 billion carmaker, could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the U.S.-China trade deal if a comprehensive agreement is reached in the near-term. In recent weeks, the U.S. and China have reportedly sped up the process of addressing core issues presented by both countries. While the current deadline of the trade deal on March 1 could be delayed by 60 days, negotiators of the trade deal have become increasingly confident in the prospect of the establishment of a full accord in the months to come. If the…

2019 is the Year of Institutions

“Crypto is currently regarded as a distinct type of technology by entrepreneurs, funding sources, and developers. By creating a separate fund, AH hopes [to put itself in a better position] within this community that would be the case by continuing to invest through its general IT funds.” Traditional Funds and Crypto The University of Michigan’s investment comes amidst growing speculation about institutional investments in the cryptocurrency space. Earlier this week, two Virginia pension funds invested undisclosed sums into Morgan Creek Digital’s $40 million venture fund. The same fund also attracted investment…

Bitcoin Remains On Hunt For $4.2K Despite Price Consolidation

View Bitcoin’s low-volume price consolidation has taken the shape of a bull flag on the 4-hour chart. A break above $3,930 would confirm a flag breakout and open the doors to $4,330 (target as per the measured move method). The flag breakout looks likely, as the longer duration charts are biased bullish: Monday’s high-volume triangle breakout is still valid, while a bullish crossover between the 5- and 10-day exponential moving averages (EMAs) on the 3-day chart indicates a positive shift in market sentiment. Another failure to take out $4,000 could…

Apple Needs to Buy a Hollywood Studio to Compete with Netflix and Amazon

In the face of declining iPhone sales, Apple has repeatedly hinted that it will be relying more and more on services for future revenue growth. But to beat Netflix and Amazon in video streaming, it will have to acquire a Hollywood studio, according to an analyst at investment giant Wedbush. While Apple could still continue to develop content on its own, purchasing a video production studio that already owns a rich library of television shows and movies could place it at an advantage. Additionally, developing video content organically could take…

New Samsung Galaxy S10 Includes Baked-In Storage for Private Keys

Samsung announced on February 21, 2019, that their newest phone, the Galaxy S10, will include secure storage for its users’ cryptocurrency private keys. The company made a press release detailing the phone’s many features, notably including Samsung’s proprietary defense platform, Samsung Knox, which will feature secure private key storage that is claims is specifically “for blockchain-enabled mobile services.” Baked-in support for cryptocurrencies in smartphone platforms is not completely unique to the space, although this initiative by Samsung represents a major step for the technology’s integration into mainstream products. As it…

So Far, Only Two Businesses in Ohio Have Used Bitcoin to Pay Taxes

According to a recent statement made by Ohio’s state treasurer, so far, only two businesses have filed their taxes in crypto using the state’s crypto tax payment scheme. Speaking at a forum organized by the Ohio State Associated Press on February 19, 2019,Robert Sprague fielded questions about the department’s experiences with the newly launched bitcoin payment option for taxes, which was set up by his predecessor Josh Mandel in December 2018. Sprague, who assumed his position a little over a month ago, states that the country has received only two…