Bitcoin Cash Jumps 10% after Binance, Bitcoin.com Reveal Fork Plans

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The bitcoin cash price awoke from its slump on Friday, mounting a double-digit percentage rally during the early evening hours after two major cryptocurrency firms revealed their plans for the BCH hard fork that is scheduled to take place in less than two weeks. Bitcoin Cash Posts Double-Digit Rally Like most of the large-cap crypto market, bitcoin cash had been in recent weeks been uncharacteristically stable, and the fourth-largest cryptocurrency spent most of Friday morning trading near $425. Shortly after 12:45 UTC, however, the bitcoin cash price…

Winklevoss Twins Lawsuit | Gemini Founders Sue Charlie Shrem

The Winklevoss twins have filed a lawsuit against infamous BitInstant founder Charlie Shrem. They claim the Bitcoin investor stole 5,000 Bitcoins from them in 2012. Winklevoss Twins Lawsuit According to the New York Times, Shrem made several lavish purchases in 2018 that caught the attention of the Winklevoss twins. They filed a civil suit against him, convinced that Shrem made these purchases—which include a $2 million house and luxury cars—using the Bitcoins he had stolen from them in 2012. Shrem Worked for the Winklevoss Twins Before Lawsuit The twins hired…

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Holds Support

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitcoin on Friday witnessed as much as 1.3 percent gains against the US Dollar from the pair’s previous low at 6293-fiat. BTC/USD is in a minor pullback scenario ever since and is trading at 6364-fiat at the time of this writing. In contrast to the Asian session, the European hours today witnessed lower volume. It pushed the pair into a narrow trading range altogether, leaving little-to-no room for day traders to find intraday opportunities. The US Dollar Index (DXY), on the other hand, came under some selling…

BitMEX CEO Affirms Bear Call, Says BTC May Fall to $2,000

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn What a difference a few months can make. It seems like a lifetime ago that Arthur Hayes, CEO of cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, predicted that the bitcoin price could reach $50,000 in 2018. In fact, it has been less than six months, though the events that have occurred during that interlude have been sufficient for Hayes to slash his short-term crypto forecast by more than 95 percent. CCN reported earlier this week that Hayes, a former Citigroup trader, is now predicting that the bitcoin downtrend could last…

Israeli Startups Raised $600 Million Through ICOs in 2018: Report

Israeli startups have brought in more than $600 million in funding from initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the first three quarters of 2018, according to an industry report. Crypto analytics and research firm One Alpha surveyed ICOs and blockchain projects globally, from the past year, aiming to provide an overview on the status of the blockchain and ICO ecosystem, with a particular focus on Israel. One Alpha’s survey counted 140 active blockchain-related companies in Israel, which, when combined with other forms of investment, have received $1.3 billion worth of investments.…

Crypto Remains in Recession with Only 25% of Bitcoin Moved in 2018

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Throughout this year, during a 69 percent correction, only 25 percent of Bitcoin were moved between addresses, suggesting that 75 percent of Bitcoin had not changed hands. That is nearly a 58 percent decline in Bitcoin user activity since 2017, during a period in which BTC  surged to a new all-time high at $20,000 and the cryptocurrency market reached a valuation of $800 billion. Analysts expected a higher percentage of Bitcoin in circulation to change hands throughout the past 11 months despite the bear market, given that…

Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup

Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired a senior executive from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Kapil Rathi joined AlphaPoint as global head of trading markets,  a newly created position, and will be in charge of the company’s trading and exchange business. He was previously Cboe’s head of equity options, and earlier worked at the New York Stock Exchange, ISE (now a part of Nasdaq) and Bats Global Markets, which Cboe acquired in 2017. Rathi told CoinDesk that he has been watching AlphaPoint…

Weak Momentum Could Send BTC to $5,750

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the past 24 hours, the valuation of the crypto market has remained at $205 billion, mostly due to the stability of Bitcoin at $6,350. The gap between BTC/USDT (Tether) and BTC/USD has declined to around $50, with the Bitcoin-to-Tether pair being traded with a $50 premium. The announcement of Tether LLC’s new partner bank Deltec has led to a minor recovery of USDT. “We hereby confirm that, at the close of business on October 31, 2018, the portfolio cash value of your account with our bank…

Bitcoin Sees New Price Support From 7-Year-Long Rising Trendline

The job is getting tougher for bitcoin bears as the number of strong support levels is growing with each passing month. The latest addition to the list is the support of the trendline connecting the November 2011 low and August 2016 low, currently at $5,830. Till Oct. 31, the two important support levels were the 21-month EMA and the trendline drawn between the June low and August low. More importantly, the 21-month EMA was the level to beat for the bears till last month, meaning a close below that EMA was…

Hong Kong Exchange Prepares for Blockchain Trading Platform

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has joined forces with Digital Asset to develop a blockchain platform for post-trade allocation and processing of trades. This alliance was created under the Stock Connect programme with China, based on a FinExtra report. HKEX had been working on a prototype system for Stock Connect using Digital Asset’s platform and smart contract modeling, as it attempts to speed up the post-trade process and reduce settlement risks among traders. This plan was made known by HKEX CEO Charles Li at a…