Above $9.3K: Bitcoin’s Price Prints 13-Month High

The price of bitcoin (BTC) hit a 13-month high above $9,300 on Sunday. The leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose to $9,381 at  05:55 UTC – the highest price since May 10, 2018, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. BTC was last seen trading at $9,250 representing 6.4 percent gains on the day. On a month-to-date basis, the cryptocurrency is up 8 percent. More than $19 billion worth of bitcoin has been traded across cryptocurrency exchanges in the last 24 hours, according to Messari data. Meanwhile, major exchanges included in…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Breaks $9k: Next Possible Target $10K

There were sharp gains in bitcoin price above the $8,000 resistance area against the US Dollar. The price rallied above the $8,500 and $8,800 resistance levels to move into a positive zone. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $8,650 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is currently trading above the $9,000 level and it could continue higher towards the $10,000 level. Bitcoin price is gaining bullish momentum above $9,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is likely to…

Ethereum (ETH) Price Weekly Forecast: Break Above $300 Likely

ETH price rallied recently and broke the $260 and $265 resistance levels against the US Dollar. The price is currently trading near the key $275 resistance, above which it could rally further. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $265 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is likely to break the $275 resistance and it could even test the $300 resistance area. Ethereum price is gaining bullish momentum against the US Dollar, similar to bitcoin. ETH is likely to accelerate…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Hits First Target: Can Bulls Hit $8.8K or $9K?

Bitcoin price is n a positive zone and recently climbed above the $8,500 level against the US Dollar. The price is gaining momentum and it seems like it could even trade towards the $8,800 level. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $8,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair might dip a few points, but it remains well bid above the $8,460 pivot level. Bitcoin price extended gains above the $8,500 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is…

Jack Dorsey Expects Crypto, Blockchain to Be a ‘Secular Trend’ in Finance

By CCN Markets: Jack Dorsey is all in on bitcoin. The tech entrepreneur, who is at the helm of both Twitter and Square, recognizes that cryptocurrency and the blockchain will become a “secular trend” in financial services going forward, according to an interview he did with Quartz in London. He doubled-down on his belief that there will be a “global currency for the internet,” and bitcoin remains the “strongest candidate” for the job. Dorsey likens the internet to the “equivalent of a nation state,’ saying that “it will have a…

Bitcoin Surges as Analyst Warns That Binance Triggered ‘Altcoin Winter’

 By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price climbed as high as $8,450 on Friday morning, lifting the flagship cryptocurrency to its highest mark since June 3. The trigger for that rally? Binance. The fallout? A punishing “altcoin winter” that could slaughter altcoin valuations while bitcoin continues to trend higher. Binance US Launch Could Trigger Brutal Altcoin Winter The bitcoin price cleared $8,450 on Bitstamp. | Source: TradingView That’s the shocking analysis of crypto economist Alex Krüger, who warns that Binance’s decision to launch a regional US exchange and boot US traders…

Amazon & Alibaba Trade Blows in War for China’s E-commerce Throne

Trade war or not, Amazon intends to challenge Alibaba’s dominance in China’s e-commerce industry. The Jeff Bezos-led company is on a hiring spree in China. Not to be outdone, Alibaba plans to raise up to $20 billion through a listing in Hong Kong. By CCN Markets: The war for China’s e-commerce marketplace is heating up, and it may result in a clash between two titans of industry: US powerhouse Amazon and homegrown champion Alibaba. Both Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) have had new developments emerge this week which…

Dow Cowers as Trump Blames Iran for Gulf Tanker Attacks: ‘It Was Them’

By CCN Markets: The Dow inched toward a cautious session on Friday following President Donald Trump’s blunt assertion that Iran owns the blame for attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Dow Edges Lower; Nasdaq Suffers Steep Drop All of Wall Street’s major indices prepared to suffer opening bell declines. As of 9:07 am ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures had dropped 43 points or 0.16% to 26,078; that set the DJIA up for a 50.77 point decline. Dow Jones futures ticked down, albeit slightly, in the minutes…

Facebook Recruits Bank Lobbyist for Regulatory Assist with Crypto GlobalCoin

By CCN Markets: Facebook has just hired a senior UK bank lobbyist ahead of GlobalCoin launch to help the company cope with European regulations. According to the Financial Times, Facebook will employ Standard Chartered European Head of Corporate and Public Affairs Ed Bowles from September as its London-based director of public policy. Bowles leaves Standard Chartered after 12 years to join Facebook, the company that is expected to release the whitepaper of its upcoming centralized cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, in four days. Regulatory Compliance in the Spotlight As Facebook had been facing…

Bitfinex Is Starting to Buy Back and ‘Burn’ Its LEO Exchange Token

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has announced a transparency initiative that will see it put on full view the buying back and “burning” of its LEO exchange token. In an announcement Friday, the firm said as part of its token redemption process, the UNUS SED LEO Transparency Initiative will allow the public to see parent firm iFinex use its gross revenues to purchase circulating LEO tokens at market rates. These will then be destroyed, or burned, as the firm effectively pays back those who bought the exchange token in a $1 billion sale early last month. Bitfinex…