Tether Partly Backed by Bitcoin, Court Transcription Reveals

Tether, a stablecoin tied to the dollar that is meant to mediate the volatility of other cryptocurrencies, is partly backed by bitcoin. As detailed in court documents obtained by The Block, Tether admitted to using some of the cash reserves meant to back its stablecoin to purchase bitcoin, among other assets. This revelation is the latest in legal proceedings between the New York Attorney General (NYAG) and Bitfinex, a leading cryptocurrency exchange which shares management with Tether. Bitfinex and the NYAG have gone back and forth in a battle of…

Why JPMorgan Chase Suddenly Found “Intrinsic Value” in Bitcoin

Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. is not much of a bitcoin fan. The $2.63-trillion behemoth found itself on the opposite side of cryptocurrencies ever since its chief executive officer, Jamie Dimon, called bitcoin a fraud. He said in 2017 that the cryptocurrency was “not a real thing,” and will eventually die. Two years later, bitcoin is well and alive, sitting atop a $141.8 billion valuation at press time. It is likely to grow further as a wave of mainstream financial institutions builds an investment-worthy infrastructure around it. Fidelity Investments…

Bitcoin’s Repeated Failures to Pass $8.3K Raise Risk of Price Pullback

View Bitcoin risks a price pullback in the short-term, given the signs of bullish exhaustion around $8,300. A UTC close below $7,581 would validate a bearish “hammer candle” created on Monday and open the doors for a drop to the 30-day moving average, currently at $6,333. The case for a pullback would weaken if BTC settles above $$8,200 today, invalidating the hammer candle. Both the daily and 4-hour charts also indicate scope for a price pullback. Bitcoin (BTC) has failed three times in seven days to find acceptance above $8,300,…

Bitcoin Price Blitzed $20,000, 13 Days After it Last Closed at $8,300; Déjà Vu?

By CCN: Year-to-date, the bitcoin price has surged by 113 percent in a stunning recovery, achieving $8,000 in merely six months after plunging to $3,150 in December 2018. Although bitcoin experienced extreme volatility in recent days, it’s up significantly in 1 month (source: coinmarketcap.com) As said by Thomas Lee, a co-founder at Fundstrat Global, bitcoin has historically tended to record most of its gains in a short time frame, typically in a 10-day window, unlike traditional assets and asset classes. 2/ Reminder that BTC generally generates all of its performance…

Bitcoin Will Die if These 4 Problems Remain Unsolved: Teen Crypto Millionaire

By CCN: Teenage bitcoin millionaire Erik Finman has once again thrown himself into the spotlight by claiming that the flagship cryptocurrency ‘will die’ unless the sticky issues it is facing are resolved. Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Finman indicated that the sticky issues plaguing Bitcoin are four. This includes its complexity with regards to use, high transaction fees, slow processing speeds and in-fighting among development teams. It’s facing four big problems. One, its high transaction fees. Two, it takes a long time you know to kind of send anything. And then…

Mainstream Business Journalist Foolishly Warns Bitcoin Is Going to Zero

By CCN: Didn’t the “60 Minutes” segment on bitcoin teach the mainstream media anything? New York Post columnist John Crudele is railing against cryptocurrencies. More specifically, he’s rehashing an outdated argument in an article entitled: “Bitcoin Will Soon Be Worth Zero.” His reason for sounding the alarm is simple: “Last Thursday night bitcoin crashed by about $1,000, to around $7,000.” Someone should break the news that $1,000 swings are typical for the emerging cryptocurrency. Not only that, but the bitcoin price has since recovered to nearly $8,000 since he published…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Strong Selling With Weekly Level Getting Tested

Summary: The market is seeing a current rejection of the weekly level outlined in 2018’s bull market. The zone between $8,300 and $8,400 has a strong point of interest in the previous bear market and we are currently seeing high levels of supply surface as people take profit. If we fail to break the $8,400 level, we can expect to see a retest of $7,400 and potentially even a deeper dive into the $6,800s as this represents another macro, weekly level and has yet to see a very strong test…