The Crypto Market Just Fell to a New 2018 Low

Bitcoin sank to its lowest price in over a year on Wednesday, with the prices of other major cryptocurrencies falling alongside it. As of press time, bitcoin is trading at $5,525.92 – a more than 12 percent decline on the day – in the latest sign that volatility around the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has returned with a vengeance. Indeed, bitcoin’s collective market cap dropped below the $100 billion level for the first time since November 12 of last year, according to CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer (CEX). In the past 12-hours…

Bitcoin Price Sinks to New Yearly Low as Sell-Off Batters Crypto Markets

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The crypto market’s extended stable action took its last breath on Wednesday as the bitcoin price dipped to a new yearly low at 5280-fiat. The BTC/USD index fell more than 12 percent ahead of the US trading session, now trading at 5439-fiat on Coinbase. The pair was trading comfortably inside a narrow trading range since September, leading many to believe that it had established a bottom around 6000-fiat. The latest selling action brought BTC/USD to its weakest mark since October 2017. The bitcoin flash-crash cannot be fit…

Tokens Continue to Drop, is SEC Preparing to go After Crypto Projects?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The price of Bitcoin has dropped by 10 percent over the last 24 hours following a severe sell-off. Yet, several low market cap crypto and tokens have plunged by twice that amount, posting losses in the range of 20 percent. ERC20 tokens launched on top of the Ethereum blockchain network have performed especially poorly against both Bitcoin and the US dollar over the past several days. Waltonchain, Lisk, ICON, Ontology, Golem, VeChain, WanChain, and many other tokens backed by active developer and investor communities declined substantially in…

Kik Selects Stellar Over Ethereum for Token Launch

Messenger app maker Kik is quitting ethereum for good as it continues to develop its cryptocurrency, dubbed kin. Launched on ethereum early in the ICO boom, Kik has now announced that it will close kin’s atomic swap with ethereum. Without specifying a date, the Kin Ecosystem Foundation said Wednesday that it would soon release a tool for kin holdings off of ethereum. Kik’s token has had several homes in its short life. The company raised just shy of $100 million in crypto during a September 2017 initial coin offering. By November,…

Crypto Market Wipes Out $8B, Bitcoin Cash Down 24.4% in 1 Week

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the past 12 hours, more than $8 billion was wiped out from the crypto market, as several major digital assets including Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Stellar (XLM) suffered. For the first time in the past ten days, the price of BCH has dropped below the $500 mark to $480. Within the past week, after securing a monthly high at $630, BCH has dropped by more than 24.4 percent. What’s Happening to Bitcoin Cash? Prior to a hard fork, especially a contentious hard fork in which a…

Bitcoin Price Charts ‘Death Cross’ In First Since 2014

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price woes may not be over just yet, as a key technical indicator is about to turn bearish for the first time in four years. On the three-day chart, the 50-candle simple moving average (SMA) looks set to cut the 200-candle SMA from above, confirming what is popularly known as the “death cross.” This specific bearish crossover was last seen in December 2014. The onset of a death cross can be a warning that a bear market is looming, according to technical theory. In reality, however, it is…

Australia’s Science Agency & Commonwealth Bank Trial Blockchain ‘Smart Money’

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A trial conducted by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the Data61 unit of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has proven that blockchain-powered smart money possesses immense social and economic benefits for Australia’s insurance scheme for persons living with disabilities. In the proof of concept, it was demonstrated that participants in Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) benefited from increased choice and control using the smart money that they accessed via a prototype app. Not only were administrative costs reduced but the risk of…

$3 Billion Deleted From Crypto Market as Big Digital Assets Perform Poorly

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, the crypto market has seen a drop of $3 billion from $212 billion to $209 billion, as major cryptocurrencies including Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA) have fallen by 3 to 6 percent. Peculiarly, Stellar and Cardano are amongst three cryptocurrencies alongside Zcash that are expected to be integrated into Coinbase, the world’s fourth-largest fiat-to-crypto exchange behind Bitfinex, Bithumb, and Upbit. Why are Stellar and Cardano Falling? Prior to their listing, Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x (ZRX) recorded gains in the range…

Blockchain Wunderkinds Headline Forbes 30-Under-30 List

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem is well represented in this year’s Forbes 30-Under-30 list, with four young founders and CEOs aged between 25 and 28 featured for their work on crypto finance, blockchain scaling and crypto asset management. Olaoluwa Osuntokun (25), Nader Al-Naji (26), JB Rubinovitz (26) and Hunter Horsley (28) have made their debut on this year’s list after applying blockchain technology to solve real world problems through their various startups. Disrupting Economic Instability and Scaling Bitcoin Olaoluwa Osuntokun is featured this year because of his…

Bitmain Sues Anonymous Hacker Over $5.5 Million Theft

Chinese mining giant Bitmain is suing an anonymous hacker that allegedly stole $5.5 million in cryptocurrency last April from the company’s account on the digital exchange Binance. The hacker’s identity is still unknown, and he’s described only as “John Doe” in official court documents, which were filed in accordance with the lawsuit on November 7, 2018, with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. The documents state that the hacker managed to take over the company’s Binance account, then use bitcoin stored in the account…