Crypto Exchanges Must ‘Grow or Die,’ Says Exec at Fintech Firm Cinnober

A financial technology company that was founded a full decade before the bitcoin white paper came out is looking to help today’s cryptocurrency trading platforms mature. Cinnober, based in Stockholm, mainly provides tech solutions to traditional stock and commodity exchanges around the world. But this year it’s struck a handful of deals with crypto startups – most recently the Bitstamp exchange, which announced this week it will be the first in the space to use the vendor’s TRADExpress platform, alongside the likes of the London Metal Exchange. And it likely won’t…

Recovery in Doubt as Bitcoin Price Drops Out of Bullish Channel

Bitcoin is painting a less bullish picture than 24 hours ago, following a drop out of an ascending price channel. Stepping back, the leading cryptocurrency picked up a strong bid at $6,200 on Oct. 31, keeping the crucial 21-month EMA support intact. Further, it witnessed a symmetrical triangle breakout earlier this week, suggesting that bulls had come out victorious in a tug of war with the bears. The breakout had looked legitimate as the technical indicators turned increasingly bullish. In particular, the relative strength index rose to a three-month high…

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Consolidating Near Key Support

Key Points Bitcoin cash price traded as high as $637 and later corrected lower against the US Dollar. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at $605 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is currently trading near a major support at $575 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Bitcoin cash price started a downside correction from the $640 swing high against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is currently consolidating near $575 and it could bounce back. Bitcoin…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Near Make-or-Break Support Zone

Key Points Bitcoin price declined recently and traded below the $6,470 support level against the US Dollar. There is a significant bullish trend line in place with support at $6,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is likely to bounce back as long as it is above $6,440 and $6,375 in the near term. Bitcoin price corrected lower below $6,500 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently testing a major support at $6,440, which holds the key. Bitcoin Price Analysis Yesterday, we…

Bitcoin Cash Drops 5% as Crypto Market Retraces, Tokens Take a Hit

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn After demonstrating nearly a 50 percent gain within a three-day span, Bitcoin Cash dropped five percent of its value against the US dollar. The volume of Bitcoin Cash, which hovered at around $1.4 billion on November 6, has since dropped to $950 million, by 32 percent. Still, on a weekly basis, the volume of Bitcoin Cash is up from $750 million from $200 million. Ripple (XRP), EOS, and Stellar (XLM), three major cryptocurrencies that experienced fairly large gains against both Bitcoin and the US dollar, recorded a…

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Correcting Gains Toward Key Supports

Key Highlights Ripple price traded as high as $0.5626 and later corrected lower against the US dollar. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $0.5300 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair could correct further lower towards the $0.5080 or $0.4940 support level in the near term. Ripple price is correcting recent gains against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD remains nicely supported on the downside near the $0.5080 level. Ripple Price Analysis Yesterday, there was a…

Ethereum Classic Price Analysis: ETC/USD Approaching Significant Support

Key Highlights Ethereum classic price traded close to $10.00 before correcting lower against the US dollar. There is a major bullish trend line in place with support at $9.40 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken). The pair is likely to find a strong buying interest near the $9.40 or $9.20 support level. Ethereum classic price started a downside correction against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD is approaching a few important supports above the $9.20 level. Ethereum Classic Price Analysis In the last analysis,…

US Elections Push Augur’s Total Ether Bets Over $2 Million

U.S. elections drama may be dragging Augur out of the doldrums. The decentralized betting platform built on ethereum enjoyed a promising launch in July but then stagnated due to its clunky user experience and a general decline in the use of decentralized applications. As Tuesday’s mid-term elections in the U.S. approach, however, money is pouring into the platform. The market for “Which party will control the House after 2018 U.S. Midterm Election?” has 3,517 ether or nearly $727,000 staked on it at the time of writing, according to Predictions.Global, a…

Crypto Mining Tech Firm Bitfury Closes $80 Million Funding Round

Cryptocurrency mining technology firm Bitfury Group has just closed an $80 million funding round led by venture capital firm Korelya Capital. Also participating in the private placement were investors such as Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital, Macquarie Capital, Dentsu Inc., Armat Group and others, according to a Bitfury press release. Advising Bitfury on the funding was investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co.. George Kikvadze, Bitfury’s executive vice chairman, said in the release: “With a half billion dollars in revenues, Bitfury is the leading blockchain B2B global technology infrastructure provider at the corporate and…

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Downsides Limited Below $212

Key Highlights ETH price formed a short term top at $223 and corrected lower against the US Dollar. There is a major bullish trend line in place with support at $216 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could decline towards the $212 or $213 support level before buyers emerge again. Ethereum price is slowly correcting lower against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD is likely to find a strong buying interest near the $212 zone. Ethereum Price Analysis Yesterday, we saw a nice upward…