Bitcoin Price Eyes Support at $3,000 as BTC/USD Sets New Yearly Low

The bitcoin price on Friday plunged 6.5 percent against the US Dollar, breaking below the flagship cryptocurrency’s previous yearly low at $3,455. The bearish cycle took another turn after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) halted its decision on the VanEck’s upcoming bitcoin ETF once again. The fundamental has been treated as one of the strongest bullish catalysts for the bitcoin market, with many believing that its approval would bring a minimum of $1 billion investment into space. In case the US regulator disapproves it, the market sentiment would be…

U.S. FDA Eyes Blockchain to Enhance Food Safety in the Wake of E. coli Outbreak

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Following an outbreak of E. coli in the United States that was linked to romaine lettuce, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering better track-and-trace methods and this includes the use of blockchain technology. Speaking to business news channel CNBC, FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced that the federal agency had hired the vice president of food safety at Walmart, Frank Yiannas, as its foods…

Bitcoin Price Eyes Recovery After Defense of Long-Term Support

Bitcoin’s defense of key long-term support for the second time in four days is a positive sign for a potential recovery rally. The leading cryptocurrency by market value fell below $4,242 (low of Wednesday’s inside-day candle) in the Asian trading hours, putting the bears back into the driver’s seat. As a result, BTC fell below the 200-week exponential moving average (EMA) of $4,182 earlier today. The breach of the EMA support, however, may have trapped the bears on the wrong side of the market, as BTC is currently trading at…

Bitcoin Price Eyes Double Bottom Reversal After $4K Defense

Bitcoin’s defense of key long-term support for the second time in four days is a positive sign for a potential recovery rally. The leading cryptocurrency by market value fell below $4,242 (low of Wednesday’s inside-day candle) in the Asian trading hours, putting the bears back into the driver’s seat. As a result, BTC fell below the 200-week exponential moving average (EMA) of $4,182 earlier today. The breach of the EMA support, however, may have trapped the bears on the wrong side of the market, as BTC is currently trading at…

Price Holding Losses, Eyes Recovery as Dollar Slides

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The bitcoin price on Friday plunged 0.85 percent against the US dollar, now trading at 5528-fiat. Bitcoin Price Seeks to Claw Back Lost Ground The digital currency has had a shocking week so far, with its value losing almost $1,200 within just five days. Not only bitcoin, but the entire cryptocurrency market also had to “bear” losses worth billions of dollars as a civil crypto war brewed inside the Bitcoin Cash community. It has already led to the split of Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Now, the market expects a…

Bitcoin Price Eyes $6.2K Amid Further Drop into Bear Territory

Bitcoin’s reversal of the recent uptrend in prices is gathering pace and a drop into a bearish territory below $6,200 is now a possibility, technical charts indicate. The leading cryptocurrency found acceptance below the lower edge of the rising channel yesterday, invalidating the bullish price action witnessed earlier this week. Essentially, the rally from the Oct. 31 low of $6,201 has ended at a high of $6,540 reached on Nov. 7. At press time, BTC is trading at $6,350 on Coinbase, having clocked a five-day low of $6,335 soon before…

Just a Ripple? XRP Price Hits One-Month High But Eyes Correction

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ripple (XRP) on Tuesday established a bullish setup after rising more than 10 percent against the US dollar. The pair broke above the October peak to set a new one-month high at 0.569-fiat. It was previously stuck in a narrow trading range for multiple weeks amidst lower volatility. While the lack of bias-defining price action is itself not significant, the absence of solid bullish momentum, coupled with failed rally attempts of the recent weeks, confirms XRP’s overall downtrend. The latest rally marks the asset’s latest attempt to break…

Bitcoin Price Eyes Move to $6.8K After Bull Breakout

Bitcoin could be about to make a move towards $6,800, having witnessed a bullish breakout yesterday. The leading cryptocurrency, which had been in a narrowing price range, moved upwards to close at $6,423 yesterday, confirming an upside breakout of the symmetrical triangle pattern. With the move, the bulls look to have come out victorious in a months-long tug-of-war with the bears. However, BTC is struggling to find acceptance above the immediate resistance of the 50-day exponential moving average (EMA), currently at $6,450. The EMA hurdle might be crossed in a…

Bitcoin Price Eyes Triangle Breakout Above $6.4K

Bitcoin (BTC) is again trading in a narrowing price range above $6,400, but the lateral trading may soon give way to a rally, according to technical studies. The price consolidation comes after Monday’s big spike to three-week highs above $6,800, which weakened the bearish case put forward by last Thursday’s violation of key support. So far, however, a bullish follow-through has not materialized, possibly because buyers are waiting for a more credible evidence of bearish invalidation. Also standing in the way of a potential rally are a number of major…

Nevada’s Utilities Agency Eyes Blockchain for Energy Credit System

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, a government agency charged with supervising and regulating power utility services in the state, is looking to implement blockchain for its energy credit tracking system. The commission last month investigated whether a blockchain-based solution would help track and certify Portfolio Energy Credits (PECs) in a better way for meeting the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. Renewable energy producers in Nevada earn PECs that can be sold to utilities that then use them to comply with the Standard. One PEC represents one kilowatt-hour of electricity generated.…