Central Banker in Europe’s False Arguments Against Bitcoin

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Benoît Cœuré, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, condemned Bitcoin (BTC), describing it a bubble, ponzi scheme, and an environmental disaster. “Lightning may strike me for saying this in the Tower of Basel — but bitcoin was an extremely clever idea. Sadly, not every clever idea is a good idea. I believe that Agustín Carstens summed its manifold problems up well when he said that bitcoin is ‘a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster,’” Cœuré said, at…

Crypto Experts Slash Bitcoin Price Predictions: Fact is, No One Knows

The recent crash in the crypto market has led Wall Street investors to slash their Bitcoin price prediction by half. Tom Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, lowered his year-end expectations to $15,000 from $25,000. Lee’s prediction came after BTC broke below its so-called bottom at $6,000. Before the crash, the said level was considered to be a break-even point for miners. Based on that, Lee estimated that BTC price should be at least 2.2 times higher than the break-even point. Otherwise, mining Bitcoin will be worthless in a…

A New Approach to Thwarting “Selfish” Bitcoin Miners

Selfish mining is an attack on the Bitcoin network that has been known to be possible for several years. By propagating new blocks slowly (on purpose or by accident), a loophole is opened for miners to unfairly increase their profits in relation to other miners. However, researchers Cyril Grunspan and Ricardo Pérez-Marco claim that by broadcasting the presence of orphan blocks, selfish mining can become a thing of the past. Grunspan, a professor at Paris’ ESILV graduate school of engineering, and Pérez-Marco, the director of research at the National Center…

After the Fork: Here’s How Exchanges Are Dealing With Bitcoin Cash

The smoke is still clearing from Bitcoin Cash’s hard fork, but exchanges have already moved in to add support for the products of the skirmish. On November 16, 2018, what was intended to be a routine hard fork upgrade of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain became a struggle for hashing power and chain dominance as Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (SV), led by Craig S. Wright, attempted to wrestle control over the Bitcoin Cash blockchain from its original client, Bitcoin ABC. Bitcoin ABC (thus far) has strong-armed Bitcoin SV with its mining power…

Bitcoin and Blockchain | Banks Must Embrace or “Bite the Dust”

With all the constant news about the price of Bitcoin, it’s possible to forget what it was invented for. Cryptocurrency trading plays only a small role in what Bitcoin and blockchain technology can do for our world. Most importantly, they can end the hegemony central banks have on the way we make payments to each other. Today, there are supposedly thousands of cryptocurrencies available. Many of which seeks to fix the issues central banks have created. However, they don’t all have the same goals. While some may wish to obliterate…

Major Exchanges Are Already Distributing New Bitcoin Cash Tokens

After yesterday’s split of the bitcoin cash blockchain, several top exchanges have already accommodated the resulting two tokens. While the scheduled hard fork was originally intended as an upgrade to the network, the long-standard Bitcoin ABC version found itself with a rival network and token, Bitcoin SV, after it managed to garner enough support from miners. Taking place at around 18:00 UTC Thursday, the event soon saw both networks producing new blocks, though Bitcoin ABC took an early lead. At press time, ABC has mined 34 blocks more than SV and…

Bitcoin Price Pattern Suggests a Bounce May Be Coming

If past events are a guide, bitcoin (BTC) could in for a recovery rally in the short-term. Following Wednesday’s 10 percent slump, the leading cryptocurrency printed an intraday low of $5,188 on Thursday, before closing largely unchanged on the day (as per UTC) at $5,580. The price swing formed what’s termed a “long-tailed doji” candle on the daily chart, which is usually taken to represent indecision in the marketplace. The fact that the candle appeared at the bottom of the recent sell-off indicates the indecision is predominantly among the sellers and…

Crypto Market Recovers, But is a Fall to $4,800 Possible For Bitcoin?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn After recording one of the worst sell-offs in all of 2018, the crypto market has experienced a minor corrective rally, adding $8 billion to its valuation. The Bitcoin (BTC) price is approaching a resistance level at $5,600, a minor resistance level BTC will have to surpass to potentially eye a rally to $5,800 and potentially re-enter the $6,000 region. Since August, BTC had defended the $6,000 support level, which has since turned into a major resistance level. Hence, if BTC initiates a corrective rally throughout the next…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Could Rebound Towards $5,900

Key Points Bitcoin price extended declines below $5,330 and traded towards $5,200 against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $5,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is likely positioning for an upward move above the $5,600 and $5,700 levels. Bitcoin price extended losses towards $5,200 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently rebounding and it could correct higher towards $5,900. Bitcoin Price Analysis Yesterday, we discussed the chances of more declines below $5,400…

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Accelerating Declines Below $400

Key Points Bitcoin cash price extended losses and traded below the $400 level against the US Dollar. There are two key bearish trend lines in place with resistance at $420 and $450 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains at a risk of more losses below the $360 level in the near term. Bitcoin cash price traded below the key $400 support against the US Dollar. BCH/USD could correct higher, but sellers are likely to appear near $420 or $450. Bitcoin Cash…