The US Department of Homeland Security

The US Government has just released an announcement that it is offering grants up to $800 thousand for the development of a blockchain-based anti-forgery solution. The US Department of Homeland Security is focusing its blockchain efforts on enhancing its capabilities of spotting fake documentation. US Department of Homeland Security and Blockchain The DHS, through its unit Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), will distribute the non-dilutive funds in four phases. The department chose the non-dilutive route so that the entity doesn’t need to sell equity in order to receive the funding.…

Volatile Much? Here Are the Top 4 Reasons Crypto Went Wild in November

Until the start of November, crypto volatility was trending down. Then, several major events happened and the whole cryptosphere went off the charts. But why? According to the Crypto Volatility report released today by SFOX, cryptoassets showed more volatility than the S&P 500 and gold during November, and there are four key factors that contributed to the market’s roller coaster ride. Inside the Crypto Market’s Wild November Source: SFOX Taking into account price, volume, and volatility data from seven major exchanges and liquidity providers, SFOX analyzed spikes in volatility and…

Don’t Wait on Bitcoin ETF, Could Take Days to Years

Since early 2018, the approval of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has become the catalyst of the next bull run of crypto to the mind of many investors in the market. A Bitcoin ETF could certainly increase the liquidity of the dominant cryptocurrency in the U.S. market as it would allow both institutional and retail investors to securely and efficiently invest in the asset class without running in conflict with local regulations. However, according to pro-crypto U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner (SEC) Hester Peirce, the approval of a Bitcoin ETF…

Bitcoin is 43% More Profitable Than Craig Wright’s ‘Miner-Friendly’ BSV

When Craig Wright formed an alliance with CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre to launch a hostile takeover of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, the two men predicted that their BCH implementation — Bitcoin SV (BSV) — would quickly accrue near universal support among miners due to its allegedly miner-friendly protocol specifications. This support would be so comprehensive, they boasted, that the other BCH would quickly cease to exist. Actual events, of course, took a very different turn, and before long, BSV’s backers had resigned themselves to pursuing “Satoshi’s original ‘original vision’”…

Bitcoin Price Will Likely Fall to $1,500: Bloomberg Analyst

On the back of a grueling quarter, the bitcoin price could still see tougher times ahead. One analyst over at Bloomberg sees the flagship cryptocurrency possibly heading toward $1,500. Indeed, bitcoin had a dismal November, as part of a difficult year overall for the crypto market, though the past few days have seen slightly more stability from crypto’s largest asset. However, today it seems that the selling has resumed. Bitcoin has dropped nearly $200 already today, from just over $3,900 down to $3,739 as of the time of writing. BTC/USD…

US Air Force Develops New Blockchain Tool

The grad school for the United States Air Force just developed a tool to help supply chain professionals learn about blockchain. The US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) released its free tool in hopes of advancing the current infrastructure built around supply chain management. This news was released by the US business journal Modern Materials Handling (MMH) back on December 3rd. US Air Force and Blockchain Technology AFIT has put together a live application that is paired with a set of video tutorials. This application can be accessed from…

A Blockchain for Europe | A New Association Sets Out to Educate

It seems that blockchain ventures are popping up almost by the day. In order to promote understanding and regulation of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), a ‘Blockchain for Europe’ Association has formed. The latest endeavor comes from four already pretty major and renowned blockchain companies that have joined forces to establish the Association. Blockchain for Europe The four members of the association are Ripple, the NEM Foundation, Emurgo, and Fetch.AI. But what’s the point of Blockchain for Europe? The companies want to address the European Union’s “fragmented” policy debate which surrounds and…

Bitcoin Looking to Retest This Year’s Low at $3,455

The bitcoin price on Wednesday plunged as much as 4.3 percent as the market continued to erase gains made during the weekend trading session. The BTC/USD index on Coinbase today established an intraday low at 3663-fiat after the 50-period moving average on the hourly chart capped the upside attempt. The pair nevertheless is trending inside two distinctive channels. As noted in our previous analysis as well, one of these patterns is a symmetrical triangle (depicted in bold purple). BTC/USD is testing the triangle support at the time of this writing…

Breakout Inbound? Bitcoin Price Sets $4,000 as Upside Target

The bitcoin price on Tuesday jumped as high as 6.1 percent against the US Dollar but failed to sustain a bullish momentum. The BTC/USD index is trading at 3910-fiat at press time, up 4.5 percent from the intraday low at 3741-fiat. The pair is undergoing a pullback action after failing to sustain its run above 4000-fiat. The said level still has a lot of bearish activity going around while an equally strong buying sentiment can be seen at 3741-fiat, which has reversed downside corrections twice in the past 36 hours.…

Bitcoin Futures | NASDAQ Officially Confirms Launch in Early 2019

The world’s second-largest stock exchange in the world, the Nasdaq exchange, has officially confirmed its plans to launch Bitcoin futures in 2019. Late last week, unofficial reports surfaced of the exchange launching these plans, first reported by Bloomberg. Joseph Christinat, VP of Nasdaq’s media team, spoke to the UK’s daily tabloid The Express yesterday and confirmed the plans. The VP states that these futures will be listed and launched in the first half of 2019—no official date has been given at this time. Nasdaq Bitcoin Futures The launch still remains subject to…