Bitcoin Price (BTC) Signaling Bullish Continuation To $11K

Bitcoin price rallied recently above the $10,000 and $10,200 resistance levels against the US Dollar. The price climbed towards the $10,800 resistance and recently started consolidating gains. There is a contracting triangle forming with resistance near $10,700 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price could accelerate towards $11,000 […]

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Privacy-Focused Coin Zcash Forks Into New Blockchain Network Ycash

Privacy-focused digital currency Zcash (ZEC) has forked into a new blockchain network dubbed Ycash, whose total supply amounts to 21 million coins. According to a tweet by the Ycash Foundation, the first block of Ycash was mined today, July 19, at 7:36:51 PM PDT. Ycash forked off Zcash blockchain at block height 570,000 and is […]

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The Ryuk Virus Is Spreading Through China, Asking 11 BTC Ransoms

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Vincent He. A ransomware virus named Ryuk has spread to China, asking the users of infected devices for a hefty bitcoin ransom.  Tencent Security reported on July 17, 2019, that it has monitored Ryuk and found that it encrypts data on an infected device and […]

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Dr. Doom Roubini Fuels Criminal Crypto Concerns With Scathing Bitcoin Op-Ed

Sentiment across the United States pertaining to the crypto market is at an extreme low, despite Bitcoin rallying above $10,000 and kicking off what appeared to be yet another bull run for the bubble-bound crypto asset. The fear and panic stems from tweets originating from the United States President, Donald Trump, condemning crypto, Bitcoin, and […]

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Social Innovations and Secret Conversations (on the Blockchain)

There’s a novelty in finding new ways to communicate through coded conversations and secret languages. How is this being implemented for good — or otherwise — on blockchains? Since its beginnings, blockchain technology has led to many movements, including the formation of a unique crypto community. This blockchain community is forming its own lexicon (including […]

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In Senate Hearing, Facebook’s Iffy Reputation Looms Over Libra Plans

Today, Libra project head David Marcus testified in front of the United States Senate Banking Committee on Facebook’s incipient “cryptocurrency.” The discussion was largely overshadowed by Facebook’s tarnished reputation for user privacy and the mistrust its business practices have engendered.  Facebook announced Libra a little less than a month ago, but the idea of it […]

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Bitcoin is Becoming Store of Value among US Investors: Former Uber Exec

Investors in the United States are beginning to see bitcoin as a store of value, says former Uber executive Dan Held. The Interchange co-founder and director of business development credited Facebook for upping the status of cryptocurrencies. He said in an interview to BlockTV that the social media giant’s foray into the cryptocurrency industry with […]

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Grayscale Investments Report Assets Under Management of $2.7B

Digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments has recorded an all-time high volume of assets under management of $2.7 billion. Per a Digital Asset Investment Report on Q2 2019 that Grayscale shared with Cointelegraph on July 16, the firm counted over $2.7 billion in assets under management as of July 15, 2019. The figure thus marks […]

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Ripple (XRP) Outperforms Crypto Markets as Price Stabilizes Above Historical Support

Ripple has been able to once again find strong buying pressure in the upper-$0.20 region, which has historically been a region of strong support for the cryptocurrency. After touching this region, XRP climbed slightly higher, and is currently outperforming the markets. Analysts are now torn on whether or not this price region marks a long-term […]

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UK Royal Mint to Provide Custody for New Cryptocurrency

Royal Mint, a government-owned manufacturer of coins in the United Kingdom, will provide crypto custodial services for the first time ever, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 15. The 1,100 year-old financial institution is participating in the launch of new cryptocurrency temtum (TEM), which is expected to go live on July […]

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