No, Bitcoin Isn’t Secretly Messing with the Mid-Term Elections

Brian Forde most recently ran for U.S. Congress in California’s 45th district and was the founding Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT. Previously, he was a Senior Tech Advisor in the Obama White House. On the eve of the most important election of our time, we’ve seen what misinformation gets us. Fear of the unknown, fear of change. In these times, we need to be vigilant about how we examine what’s new or different. Hundreds of articles have been written about campaign contributions made with cryptocurrencies — and…

China’s Central Bank Wants to Put the Damper Airdrops: Report

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), China’s central bank, has its eyes on cryptocurrency companies that run airdrop campaigns in the country. In its most recent financial stability report for 2018, which was published on Friday, November 3, 2018, the bank said there has been a surge in the number of “disguised” Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), including the free distribution of crypto tokens through airdrops, despite its effort to clamp down on their activities. Based on the report, the bank states that the companies running token giveaways are evading China’s…

Deltec Chairman Says Tether Letter on Bank Relationship Is ‘Authentic’

The chairman of Deltec Bank & Trust says a widely scrutinized letter about stablecoin issuer Tether’s  account at the Bahamas-based institution is “authentic.” The letter, which Tether published Nov. 1, stated – albeit with a prominent disclaimer – that the company held an account at the bank, and that the account’s balance as of Oct. 31 was over $1.8 billion, enough to back all the USDT tokens in circulation 1-for-1. However, as CoinDesk and Bloomberg reported, Deltec would not initially confirm the relationship with Tether. As she had in previous…

Brave’s BAT Rallies 26% against USD after Coinbase Pro Listing

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Basic Attention Token (BAT) on Monday has surged as much as 10.6 percent against the US Dollar from the previous day’s low. The BAT/USD exchange rate today has marked fresh quarterly highs towards 0.322-fiat, totaling the bullish gains to as high as 26 percent since November 2. The pair is also experiencing a quadruple surge in its intraday trading volume, rising from near $8 million to circa $36 million. In long term, however, BAT/USD is still facing a strong pullback sentiment towards the falling trendline which could…

Bitcoin’s True Stress Test Is Yet to Come

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Rekt? You should see the other guy. For anyone concerned about bitcoin losing another 4 percent in October to post its third straight monthly loss, it’s worth comparing that loss to those seen by traditional financial markets. By standard measures, last month was the worst on Wall Street since the…

India’s Biggest Private Company Gets Paid on a Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Reliance Industries, India’s largest private sector firm, has successfully participated in its first ever trade finance transaction powered by blockchain technology. In an industry first, Indian oil and energy conglomerate Reliance Industries completed a trade finance transaction with US-based Tricon Energy, a global chemical distributor. The end-to-end ‘live’ transaction was executed over R3’s Corda blockchain, a press release from HSBC India confirmed. Corda’s blockchain platform is described by the press release as a “single shared application, rather than requiring multiple isolated digital systems across various counterparties, located…

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 Watch: BTC/USD Turned Bullish Above $6,400

Key Points Bitcoin price surged higher recently and broke the $6,350 and $6,375 resistances against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major contracting triangle with resistance at $6,350 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price traded towards the $6,475 level and it is currently correcting lower. Bitcoin price moved into a bullish zone above $6,375 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is correcting lower, but it is likely to find support near $6,380 or $6,375. Bitcoin Price Analysis After testing the…

Bitcoin News Summary – November 5, 2018

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Former US congressman and famous Libertarian, Ron Paul, advocated for the abolition of all taxation on cryptocurrencies. Paul said such a move may prevent recession. He also supported President Trump’s recent criticism of the Federal Reserve. Venezuela’s state cryptocurrency, the Petro, was officially launched. However, reports indicate that only Petro certificates are currently being sold, not actual crypto coins. South Korea’s central district court ruled that banks may not terminate partnerships with crypto exchanges without good reason. The country’s…

Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Buyers In Control, $0.080 Next?

Key Highlights ADA price traded higher recently and broke the $0.0750 resistance against the US Dollar (tethered). There are two bullish trend lines in place with support at $0.0740 and $0.0730 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex). The pair remains well supported and buyers could attempt to push the price towards $0.0800 in the near term. Cardano price is moving nicely against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD is likely to continue higher towards the $0.0800 and $0.0810 levels. Cardano Price Analysis In the…