All Market Cap: $121,420,265,385    •    Total Volume: $391,612,823    •    Bitcoin: $63,234,593,633    •    Altcoin: $58,185,671,752    •    BTC Dominance: 52.1%

Five Can’t-Miss Blockchain Conferences in 2019

For those looking to participate in the development and proliferation of blockchain technology, numerous blockchain conferences inspire new thought and encourage innovation. Here are five can’t miss conferences to add to your schedule.


Litecoin [LTC] Technical Analysis: Bears reign supreme as bulls struggle to contain downtrend

The bear looms large over the cryptocurrency horizon as markets struggle in light of the January 10 slump. Litecoin [LTC] suffered the same fate as other cryptocurrencies and has seen its price against the US Dollar fall by around 25% this month alone. At the time of press, Litecoin [LTC] remains the eighth-largest cryptocurrency in […]The post Litecoin [LTC] Technical Analysis: Bears reign supreme as bulls struggle to contain downtrend appeared first on AMBCrypto.


Economist’s Quip That Bitcoin (BTC) Fails Financial “Tests” Is Wrong: Hot Take

Davos may be an event centered around the realm of traditional finance, but crypto & blockchain technologies have been mentioned. In a recent interview with Bloomberg TV, Huw Van Steenis, senior advisor to Bank of England’s governor, Mark Carney, bashed this nascent asset class. Steenis, who purportedly is compiling a report about the future of finance, […]The post Economist’s Quip That Bitcoin (BTC) Fails Financial “Tests” Is Wrong: Hot Take appeared first on Ethereum World News.


City Councilman Crusades to End Crypto Mining Ban In New York Town

The town of Plattsburgh, New York made headlines after city leaders instituted an 18-month moratorium on cryptocurrency mining. A City Councillor has filed a resolution that would end the ban if passed. He argues the regulation of mining companies is a state issue and not one the city can tackle.


Bitcoin will Remain in Consolidation Most of 2019, Crypto Analyst

With Bitcoin currently trading in a tight range around $3,500, it is seeing the similar scenario as of October when Bitcoin took a sharp dip [...]The post Bitcoin will Remain in Consolidation Most of 2019, Crypto Analyst appeared first on Coingape.


China: Gaming giant Tencent may acquire parent company of Bitstamp, Korbit Crypto Exchanges

The Chinese gaming giant, Tencent Holdings Ltd. is contemplating a bid for the gaming company in South Korea that hold Nexon, reported Reuters. The company is not only considering a deal but also making the company private. According to the publication, the founder of the South Korean company, Kim Jung-ju is also planning to sell […]The post China: Gaming giant Tencent may acquire parent company of Bitstamp, Korbit Crypto Exchanges appeared first on AMBCrypto.


Bitcoin Would be Lone Survivor in Nuclear War ‘Hunger Games’: Charlie Shrem

By CCN.com: Bitcoiners, rejoice! Only bitcoin (and maybe roaches) would survive a nuclear holocaust. In contrast, banks and fiat money would literally go down in flames. That’s what crypto pioneer Charlie Shrem wants you to know as you ponder a hypothetical dystopian future. “If the unthinkable happens, Bitcoin would be a highly durable currency during nuclear war,The post Bitcoin Would be Lone Survivor in Nuclear War ‘Hunger Games’: Charlie Shrem appeared first on CCN


Report: Reverse Merger Could Take Bithumb Crypto Exchange Public in the U.S.

Singapore-based holding firm Blockchain Exchange Alliance has a controlling stake in crypto exchange Bithumb, and could reportedly take the firm public via a reverse merger


Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver may get served with legal notice from Gregory Maxwell

The co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer [CTO] of Blockstream Bitcoin Core [BTC], Gregory Maxwell is seeking legal relief against Bitcoin Cash proponent and the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, over a libel. The said legal relief will be sought by Maxwell on the grounds of the libelous accusation made by Roger […]The post Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver may get served with legal notice from Gregory Maxwell appeared first on AMBCrypto.


Hollywood Actor Kevin Connolly Directs New Television Pilot ‘Cryptos’

The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami had a surprise visit last Thursday when Kevin Connolly, the actor from the HBO series “Entourage,” announced a new television show called “Cryptos” is under development. Connolly hopes the new show will help the public better understand the innovative cryptocurrency ecosystem. Also Read: Peer-to-Peer Trading Platform Bitquick Implements Bitcoin […]The post Hollywood Actor Kevin Connolly Directs New Television Pilot ‘Cryptos’ appeared first on Bitcoin News.


BOE Advisor: Crypto Fails Fundamental Tests, But Banks Face Growing Competition from FinTech Companies

It’s no secret that those who are heavily involved in the world’s traditional banking systems have a disdain for crypto, likely because of the many ways the relatively young technology challenges the traditional notions of banking. While offering a somewhat cliché opinion about the cryptocurrency markets, Huw van Steenis, the senior advisor to the Bank...The post BOE Advisor: Crypto Fails Fundamental Tests, But Banks Face Growing Competition from FinTech Companies appeared first on NewsBTC.


GRAFT NETWORK Announces the Release of the Pay-In Exchange Broker Component for Verifone Payment Terminals

Monday, Jan 21 – GRAFT unveiled the first implementation of an exchange broker – a component of the GRAFT Network ecosystem that allows users to pay with any currency or digital asset, while merchants receive payment in the currency of their choice. The exchange broker serves as the first critical component that relies on GRAFT […]The post GRAFT NETWORK Announces the Release of the Pay-In Exchange Broker Component for Verifone Payment Terminals appeared first on Ethereum World News.


Ghana's SEC Tells Citizens Not to Deal With Crypto Companies

Ghana’s Securities and Exchange Commission said it has been researching and considering how cryptocurrency can be dealt with in the country but cautions people to not deal with cryptocurrency companies in the meantime. SEC official Paul Ababio said citizens are on their own if they choose to deal with crypto entities.


Hong Kong Hardware Manufacturer Releases Mining GPU for New Privacy-Oriented Coin

Hong Kong-based Sapphire has announced a new graphics card for mining a newly-launched privacy coin called GRIN


VeChain (VET) Waves (WAVES) and Zilliqa (ZIL) Gaining Momentum as They Reach for Double Digit Increase

Following the major market plunge that struck the crypto-verse two days ago as the leading coin Bitcoin (BTC) failed to successfully close above the $3,700.00 mark. In a matter of an hour the pair BTC/USD declined from $3,730 to $3,590 retesting the important support $3,550.00 as the monthly lowest mark. Source: coinmarketcap Read Also: Coinbase […]The post VeChain (VET) Waves (WAVES) and Zilliqa (ZIL) Gaining Momentum as They Reach for Double Digit Increase appeared first on Ethereum World News.


EU Smacks Mastercard with $650 Million Fine for Doing What Credit Card Companies Do Best

By CCN.com: The European Commission on Tuesday slammed Mastercard with a 570.6 million euro ($650 million) fine after finding the company guilty of breaching antitrust rules. According to information released by the EU regulatory body, the original fine was reduced by 10 percent because Mastercard cooperated with the Commission during the investigation. Mastercard Overcharged Customers,The post EU Smacks Mastercard with $650 Million Fine for Doing What Credit Card Companies Do Best appeared first on CCN


Cardano [ADA] Technical Analysis: Bear holds strong on to the token’s future

The eleventh-largest cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap, Cardano [ADA] exhibited a uniform price during the first part of the January 20. A gradual decline in its valuation was noted later in the day followed by a steady surge during the first half of the next day. Cardano developer, Charles Hoskinson, hosted his latest impromptu AMA session last […]The post Cardano [ADA] Technical Analysis: Bear holds strong on to the token’s future appeared first on AMBCrypto.


Power Ledger Blockchain Firm Signs Deal with Japanese Green Energy Supplier

Western Australian blockchain startup Power Ledger will partner with Japanese renewable energy firm Sharing Energy. The deal will see he solar panel provider team utilise Power Ledger’s distributed ledger to track consumption of clean energy. The initial pilot will focus on just 100 customers of the Japan-based green energy firm. This, according to Power Ledger,...The post Power Ledger Blockchain Firm Signs Deal with Japanese Green Energy Supplier appeared first on NewsBTC.


Do We Really Need A Better Bitcoin?

Numerous crypto enthusiasts firmly believe that the greatest challenge to Bitcoin’s maximalist “victory” – an achievement unimaginable without mass adoption – comes not from the regulatory caprices of various governments or the ill-intentions of central bankers, but rather from competing cryptocurrency protocols. A better Bitcoin would therefore be something that not only improves upon Satoshi […]The post Do We Really Need A Better Bitcoin? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.


Bitcoin Price Oversold, May Have Found a Bottom: Bloomberg Analyst

By CCN.com: A new analysis in Bloomberg suggests that the Bitcoin bottom is somewhere around $3,000 or $3,100. Using the GTI Global Strength Technical Indicator, the analysis says that Bitcoin is probably oversold at this point. [The indicator] for Bitcoin is nearing oversold levels, clocking in at 35.6. That’s the lowest level since December. BitcoinThe post Bitcoin Price Oversold, May Have Found a Bottom: Bloomberg Analyst appeared first on CCN


Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain Welcomes Japanese Yen Stablecoin

Blockstream has announced Crypto Garage, a joint venture with Digital Garage and Tokyo Tanshi, to serve the Japanese Bitcoin market. The partnership will soon launch the Liquid sidechain based SETTLENET suite, the first application of which will be a yen-pegged stablecoin. SETTLENET on Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain The SETTLENET suite aims to provide Japanese exchanges and OTC trading desks with enhanced liquidity, speed and security. Although why Crypto Garage feel the need to shout SETTLENET every time is anybody’s guess. Exchanges can issueRead MoreThe post Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain Welcomes Japanese Yen Stablecoin appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


Current Crypto Bear Market Set to Become the Longest Ever

The market downturn that has prevailed since early 2018 is now within weeks of becoming the longest winter in the history of the cryptocurrency markets. Despite being on course to become the longest downtrend in BTC’s annals, the current market has produced the weakest drawdown of the three major bear trends experienced by BTC so […]The post Current Crypto Bear Market Set to Become the Longest Ever appeared first on Bitcoin News.


MIT Professor: Blockchain Technology Could Create Borderless Economies

Silvio Micali, a professor at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in Brookline, Massachusetts, recently said that blockchain technology has the potential to create a more globalized and borderless economy. Micali, who is a Turing award-winning cryptographer, explained during an interview with Bloomberg's Daybreak Asia (on January 21st) that blockchain technology has three attributes which could help facilitate borderless business transactions. These include scalability, decentralization, and scalability.


XRP/USD Technical Analysis: Market suffocates cryptocurrency as prices remain unchanged

The cryptocurrency market’s volatile nature has been prolonged with a majority of the top coins suffering the same fate. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC], XRP and Ethereum have been going through a mixed phase of bullish and bearish trends, sometimes taking the side of the bull for a longer time. XRP, at the time of writing, […]The post XRP/USD Technical Analysis: Market suffocates cryptocurrency as prices remain unchanged appeared first on AMBCrypto.


50 Cut as $60 Million Blockchain Project Nebulas Lays Off 60% of Staff

Once a top-100 cryptocurrency, Nebulas has laid off more than 60 percent of its staff since July 2018, CoinDesk has learned.


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