BitPay Sets New Company Records, in Spite of Crypto Bear Markets

Blockchain payment platform BitPay has announced that 2018 has been their most profitable year, having “processed over a $1 Billion again in payments and set a new record for transaction fee revenue.” In a statement, BitPay CEO Stephen Pair said, “To process over a $1 Billion for a second year in a row despite Bitcoin’s large price drop shows that Bitcoin is being used to solve real pain points around the world.” 2018 was a particularly fraught year for the crypto space, as prices saw a steady decline. Nevertheless, BitPay…

Circle CEO Says More Regulatory Clarity From US SEC Will Help Unlock Crypto Markets

CEO and co-founder of Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance company Circle has said the biggest regulatory hurdle facing crypto today is the lack of clarity from the United States securities regulator over how to define various crypto assets. Jeremy Allaire made his remarks in an AMA reddit thread he initiated on Jan. 10 together with Circle co-founder Sean Neville and other representatives from the firm. In response to a question over Circle’s efforts to educate regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about the crypto industry, as well as specific…

Crypto Markets Attempt to Stem Recent Losses, Some Top Alts See Solid Green

Friday, Jan. 11 — after a major price rout yesterday, many cryptocurrencies are today clawing back lost ground, with most of the major coins tipping back into the green, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has stabilized around $3,700 to press time, seeing a slight 1 percent recovery over the past 24 hours. Yesterday, Jan. 10, Bitcoin fell sharply in value from ~$4,000 to ~$3,650 — an over 8 percent intraday loss. Having reclaimed the $4,000 mark Jan. 6 — which it comfortably held…

Bitcoin Price Tumbles 10% as Crypto Markets Flash Red

The price of bitcoin fell more than 10 percent during Thursday’s trading session as the cryptocurrency erased a large portion of its recent gains. At 6:00 UTC, bitcoin opened the trading hour at a price of $4,018, but fell to $3,748 before the hour was complete. After trading sideways until 16:00 UTC, the sell-off accelerated to a low of $3,570, according to CoinDesk pricing data. Bitcoin’s current price of $3,610 reflects a $367 difference and more than 9 percent drop from its 24-hour opening price of $3,995, CoinDesk data further…

Ether Markets Are Mimicking Bitcoin’s 2015 Price Bottom

Past performance is no guarantee of future results, but when history repeats it can be difficult to ignore the potential implications. Such is the case with price chart of ether, the ethereum network’s native cryptocurrency. Since Sept. 2018, the price chart of the world’s second largest cryptocurrency has mimicked the market structure of bitcoin’s bear market bottom in 2015.  In the world of technical analysis and trading, similar and repeating market structures are known as fractals, similar to the recurring patterns found in art, nature and mathematics. The two emotions…

Crypto Markets See Green as Bitcoin Nears $3,900 and Ethereum Touches $160

Saturday, Jan. 5 — the crypto markets are mainly in the green today, as Bitcoin (BTC) moves closer to the $3,900 mark, data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Bitcoin has shown slight growth today, up by around 3 percent and trading at about $3,899 at press time. Over the month, Bitcoin is up almost 1 percent and almost 7 percent over the week. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin Price Index. Ethereum (ETH) is currently trading at around $159, up more than 6 percent on the day…

Crypto Markets See Mild Downturn, Bitcoin Holds Near $3,800

Friday, Jan. 4 — after crypto markets tipped back into red yesterday, most cryptocurrencies are today seeing some further corrections. All of the top twenty coins by market cap are seeing tempered losses on the day, as data from CoinMarketCap shows. Top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC), a day after the tenth anniversary of its genesis block, is down over 2 percent over the 24 hours to press time, and is currently trading around $3,798. The coin has failed to break back above the $4,000 price point, despite several bursts of growth over…

Bitcoin Dips Below $3,900 as Crypto Markets See Red

Saturday, Dec. 22: most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing moderate losses, with Bitcoin (BTC) struggling to stay near $3,900. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is down almost 5 percent over the last 24 hours, trading at $3,879. On its weekly chart, current prices are below the highest value on the week of near $4,200, but still significantly higher than $3,217, the value at which BTC started the week. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ripple (XRP), the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has lost…

How Bakkt Could Affect the Bitcoin Price Unlike Existing Futures Markets

Bakkt, a Bitcoin futures market operated by ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is close to receiving a green light from the U.S. government. As CCN reported on December 21, Bakkt has been working with the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to have its business plan approved, which revolves around the physical delivery of Bitcoin to its investors. What Separates Bakkt From Other Bitcoin Futures Markets Bitcoin’s Futures Market Existing Bitcoin futures exchanges in the U.S. market such as CME and CBOE are cash-settled,…

Markets Fail to Hold Yesterday’s Gains, Bitcoin Trades Below $3,500

Monday, Dec. 10: Crypto markets have failed to hold another recovery attempt, with nearly all top 20 coins by market capitalization in the red as of press time. After a slight bump yesterday, Dec. 9, with Bitcoin (BTC) seeing its price grow from around $3,400 to more than $3,600, markets are seeing another decline as losses over the 24-hour period for some major coins reach more than 9 percent, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 The top cryptocurrency Bitcoin is down by 4.59 percent, trading at $3,474 at press…