Tencent Games Forms Partnership with Blockchain Esports Platform

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tencent Games has announced a collaboration with SLIVER.tv, a blockchain esports entertainment platform to create a 24/7 live esports channel that will feature streamers from FaZe Clan, Method, and NRG, in addition to interactive functionality such as prediction games, trivia, and prizes for viewers. Making the announcement on November 19, the game development behemoth, which is behind the popular Ring of Elysium battle royale game, revealed that the channel would be powered by Theta rewards, and users would be able to purchase in-game items and upgrades using…

Below $5K: Bitcoin Drops $500 to Set New 2018 Low

Bitcoin dropped below $5,000 for the first time in over 13 months on Monday. CoinDesk price data reveals the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization fell to $4,981 shortly after 16:30 UTC on Monday, signifying a dollar-decline of more than $500 for the day when the move occurred. That’s the lowest figure since Oct. 12, 2017, and as of press time, the price has recovered somewhat to $5,048 – still signifying a decline of more than 9 percent.  The broader cryptocurrency market accompanied BTC in its steep sell-off and has shed…

Ripple Overtakes Ethereum as ETH Plunges 10%, Trend of Market

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, Ripple (XRP) has fallen by 9.5 percent against the US dollar. Still, it overtook Ethereum (ETH) to become the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the global market. On November 17, XRP recorded an increase in value of around 8 percent during a period in which most major cryptocurrencies including both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum struggled to maintain momentum. The short-term rally of XRP on Saturday allowed it to take a lead over Ethereum, comfortably surpassing ETH with a market cap of $19.1…

Will ICOs Continue to Drag ETH Down?

Bears hit the cryptocurrency market today, and Ethereum was among the most severe casualties. The world’s third largest cryptocurrency erased as much as $2.25 billion from its market cap. Meanwhile, its value plunged 12 percent from an intraday high at $177 to $155.60 – its new intraday low – within a few hours, according to aggregated data available at CoinMarketCap.com. Aayush Jindal, a crypto market analyst at NewsBTC, predicted further declines in the Ether-to-dollar market, citing a critical bearish trendline that is capping every upside attempt of the digital currency. SOURCE:…

Bitcoin Price Hits 13-Month Low as Crypto Market Slumps

Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to its lowest level since October 2017 on Monday, as losses are seen across the broader crypto market. The leading cryptocurrency fell to $5,165 earlier today – the lowest level since Oct. 18, 2017 – having breached the crucial support of $6,000 last week. As of writing, BTC is changing hands at $5,283 – down 5 percent on a 24-hour basis and 16 percent week-on-week – according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Further, the year-on-year loss now stands at 32 percent, as prices were trading well above…

Malaysia Launches Blockchain Certificate Verification to Combat Degree Fraud

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The Malaysian Ministry of Education is turning to blockchain technology to combat degree fraud in order to maintain the integrity and reputation of universities in the Southeast Asian country. This has seen the ministry unveil an issuance and verification system for university degrees based on the NEM blockchain. Known as the e-Scroll system, the idea of the blockchain application was mooted early this year by the Council of ICT Deans of Malaysian universities. The e-Scroll system is expected to combat the rising cases of fake degrees in…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Targets Fresh Lows Below $5,200, Market Gloomy

Key Points Bitcoin price is currently under pressure below the $5,500 resistance level against the US Dollar. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at $5,530 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is declining and it seems like it could break the $5,230 and $5,200 support levels. Bitcoin price is moving lower towards the last low against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could accelerate declines below if there is a break below the $5,200 support. Bitcoin Price Analysis…

Bitcoin News Summary – November 19, 2018

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.    Markets moved sharply to the downside to a new low for 2018. The $212 billion market cap moved down to $183 billion with Bitcoin falling almost $1,000. Ethereum lost its second place position in market cap rankings to Ripple. The messaging app Kik announced it will migrate its ICO token, Kin, from Ethereum to the Stellar blockchain. Kin raised nearly $100 million in Ethereum tokens and it cites Ethereum scaling issues as the reason for the switch. Bitcoin…

RSK Merges With New RIF OS, Opens Potential for Increased Interoperability

Bitcoin-built smart contract platform RSK (a.k.a. Rootstock) is merging with an offshoot established by its founders. The partnership will allow it to spread its roots to Ethereum — and beyond. The company has been acquired by RIF Labs, a development lab that was established by a handful of RSK’s own founders, including CEO Diego Gutierrez-Zaldivar and Chief Scientist Sergio Demian Lerner, who will both assume the same roles at RIF. “The RIF Labs founders also comprised renowned professionals with decades of experience in the financial and legal realms such as…

Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Accelerating Losses Below $0.060

Key Highlights ADA price extended losses below the $0.0620 and $0.0600 support levels against the US Dollar (tethered). There was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support at $0.0614 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex). The pair is currently trading well below $0.0600 and it could continue to move down in the near term. Cardano price fell significantly recently against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD is likely to decline further towards the $0.0530 level. Cardano Price Analysis In the last…