Bitcoin Price Between Holding Gains and Losing Gains as Breakout Waits

The bitcoin price held onto its gains this Monday as the trading session across the Asian and European markets expressed its calm. The bitcoin-to-dollar pair is trading at $4,009, down 1.93 percent from Monday’s high. The correction appears natural to an overperforming asset, and its significance should be weighed in when it extends as far as 10 percent from the recent peak. As bitcoin heads into an interim sideways trend, the asset has attempted to pierce below $4,000 on five separate occasions today. It seems that there is a decent…

Monero “Mistake”—Now You Can’t Pay for Fortnite Merch with Monero

If you were excited about Friday’s news about Monero (XMR) being accepted on the Retail Row store, well, sorry to break the bad news, but according to CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, it was all a “mistake.” Oops, but also… how? Monero Mistake Over the weekend, the CEO of Epic Games—the creators of 2018’s biggest game, Fortnite—admitted that adding Monero as a payment method on the games online store was a “mistake.” And not a ‘Now that I have reflected on my actions I believe I chose the wrong course of action’ mistake,…

Breakout Ahead? Bitcoin Closes on Key Price Hurdle

Bitcoin’s (BTC) bears would be put on the back foot if prices climb past key resistance lined up at $4,140. The leading cryptocurrency jumped to a two-week high of $4,090 earlier today, as expected, ending a weeklong period of low volume consolidation near $3,800. Notably, the break above $4,000 has added further credence to the short-term bearish-to-bullish trend change signaled by the three-day chart on Dec. 20. The job, however, is only half done for bulls, as prices are yet to take out the resistance at $4,140 – the neckline…

Can Dubai Become the First Blockchain Powered City by 2020?

When we think of Dubai, we think of Arab billionaire lifestyles, 6-star hotels, and awe-inspiring skyscrapers. But did you know that plans are in place to turn Dubai into the first blockchain-powered city by 2020? The Director-General of Smart Dubai, Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, believes that city is in prime position to establish itself as a blockchain and crypto epicenter that could become a fully-integrated blockchain smart city in the next couple of years. Blockchain Smart City in the UAE Smart Dubai are the organizers of the Global…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Breaks $4K, More Gains Possible

Bitcoin price finally broke the $4,000 barrier and traded towards $4,100 against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $3,830 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is currently consolidating gains and dips towards $4,000 and $3,920 remain supported. Bitcoin price gained bullish momentum and cleared $4,000 against the US Dollar. BTC could correct a few points, but it is likely to resume uptrend above $4,100. Bitcoin Price Analysis Recently, we discussed about a…

The Coming Bifurcation of Bitcoin

Angus Champion de Crespigny is an advisor to blockchain projects and a former EY blockchain lead. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  Amongst many others, the bitcoin community for the past few years has been working with two particularly important ideas related to the asset’s future. One is the narrative of institutional adoption: the idea that institutions will begin buying (or facilitating the buying) of bitcoin as an investment. The other is decentralization: emphasizing control of one’s own monetary sovereignty and the ease with which…