Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

The Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) is now accepting bitcoin in various transactions. According to a recent news story from a Cleveland-based newspaper, the local Great Lakes Science Center has announced their adoption of bitcoin in a variety of transactions. Not only will bitcoin be accepted as a fully valid form of monetary exchange for the daily cost of admission to the museum, but there will also be a four-day sister event, titled the Blockland Solutions Conference, which will accept bitcoin as well. The Blockland Solutions Conference has the larger…

Bitcoin News Summary – November 12, 2018

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.    A strong move in Bitcoin Cash price comes in the run-up to the Bitcoin Cash SV hard fork, scheduled this week. On this date, Bitcoin Cash will split into Bitcoin Cash ABC, backed by Jihan Wu, Amaury Sechet, and Roger Ver, and Bitcoin Cash SV, backed by Calvin Ayre and Craig Wright. If you hold BCH, ensure that you’re prepared. Pure Bit, a South Korean crypto exchange has completely shut down after raising $2.8 million in Ethereum from…

Cryptocurrencies Will Not Replace or Disrupt Fiat Systems

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has shown extreme confidence in the superiority of fiat systems over cryptocurrencies. China’s central bank refused to acknowledge blockchain and its derivatives as catalysts for financial innovation. Stating that no technology was able to disrupt the monetary system, the bureau believed that blockchain would not make any substantial difference in the ways conventional financial protocols govern. It further added that blockchain assets like Bitcoin would remain inflexible and without intrinsic value-credit collateral. The comments came as a part of a 20,000-word research paper published…

IBM Looks to Disrupt Scientific Research on the Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The use cases for distributed ledger technology are on the rise, as evidenced by IBM’s most recent patent application for open scientific research on the blockchain. The tech giant envisions a system in which a blockchain represents an experiment with individual blocks comprised of project components including research data, data analysis and results as well as post-data analysis and more all with block-linking capabilities to reflect the status of modifications. The patent, which was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at year-end 2017, comes on the…

Bitcoin Cash Drops 8% Despite November 15 Hard Fork, Market Stagnant

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, the price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has dropped by more than 8 percent, experiencing a steep sell-off for the first time since October 11. For nearly two weeks, BCH has maintained strong upward momentum supported by the growing anticipation towards the scheduled November 15 hard fork on the Bitcoin Cash network. Yet, since November 7, Bitcoin Cash has recorded five sell candles on its daily price chart, dropping from $640 to below the $500 mark within a five-day span, by more than…

Bitcoin Teases Bull Move After Defense of Key Price Support

Bitcoin could be in for a recovery rally, having defended a key support level over the weekend. The leading cryptocurrency has been looking bearish over the last week. It suffered an ascending channel breakdown on Nov. 7, suggesting a temporary top had been created at $6,540, while the moving averages rolled over in favor of the bears a day later. As a result, BTC looked likely to drop below the support of the trendline connecting the Oct. 11 and Oct. 31 lows, and move toward $6,200 over the weekend. Instead,…

Singapore’s Central Bank, Stock Exchange Settle Tokenised Assets on a Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In a blockchain breakthrough, Singapore’s central bank and the country’s primary stock exchange have successfully developed an automated method for rapid settlements of tokenized assets. In an announcement on Sunday, the government of Singapore announced the successful development of a Delivery versus Payment (DvP) mechanism – powered by smart contracts – for settlement of tokenized assets over different blockchain platforms. As reported by CCN in August, the joint endeavor was built upon the blockchain developed by the central bank’s effort to tokenize the Singaporean dollar into a…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Targets Fresh Weekly Lows

Key Points Bitcoin price declined recently below the $6,300 support before correcting higher against the US Dollar. There was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $6,360 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is struggling to break the $6,380 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Bitcoin price is trading in a bearish zone below $6,400 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could decline further towards the $6,250 or $6,220 level in the near term. Bitcoin Price Analysis…

Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Could Resume Gains Above $0.080

Key Highlights ADA price corrected lower recently and tested the $0.0738 support area against the US Dollar (tethered). There is a major bullish trend line formed with support at $0.0755 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex). The pair is likely to climb higher once again above the $0.0780 resistance in the near term. Cardano price is holding key supports against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD could break the $0.0780 resistance as long as it is above $0.0735. Cardano Price Analysis After trading above…

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Could Recover Above $0.5200

Key Highlights Ripple price extended slides recently, but it found support near $0.4860 against the US dollar. There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at $0.5050 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair is currently trading above $0.5000 and it could recover above $0.5200 in the near term. Ripple price is slowly recovering against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD is positioned nicely for more upsides towards the $0.5200 or $0.5280 levels. Ripple Price Analysis There was a…