Bitcoin Cash Price Drops 12% to All-Time Low at $190, What’s Causing it?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Since November 7, the Bitcoin Cash price (BCH) has dropped from $640 to $190, by more than 70 percent. Prior to the hash power war between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Cash SV, a camp led by CoinGeek, Calvin Ayre, and Craig Steven Wright, the price of BCH plunged from $640 to around $450. BCH has continued to extend its loss to the lower end of $200 in the past several days following the incident, finally dipping below the $200 support level in the last 24 hours. Within a…

Gibraltar Stock Exchange Wins License for Blockchain Subsidiary

The blockchain subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange now has official approval from the island’s financial regulator. The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) announced Thursday that the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has granted it a license under the jurisdiction’s new regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT), claiming to be the first stock exchange to own a regulated blockchain exchange. The GBX was first launched in July as an “institutional-grade” token sale platform and digital asset exchange. It currently offers U.S. dollar onboarding and a number of trading pairs against…

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…

Lightning-Powered Blog Sees 20,000 Bitcoin Micropayments in 7 Months

Few projects have done as much to explore crypto micropayments as the year-old Yalls blog created by Lightning Labs developer Alex Bosworth. From April through early November, Bosworth said, blog participants have processed nearly 20,000 invoices with the Lightning Network, a bitcoin scaling solution that makes micropayments feasible by keeping them off the blockchain, sidestepping network transaction fees. It costs roughly one cent to read a Yalls article, half a cent to leave a comment on a post, and 10 cents to react to a post with an emoji. Publishing…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Looks Set To Gain Pace Below $4,000

Key Points Bitcoin price started a major downside move after it failed to break the $4,600 resistance against the US Dollar. There is a new bearish trend line in place with resistance at $4,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is currently in a bearish zone and it could accelerate losses below the $4,000 level in the near term. Bitcoin price failed to recover further above $4,700 and declined against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could accelerate declines below the $4,000 support area.…

European Union Invites Major Banks to Join Blockchain Forum

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The EU is in the process of establishing a blockchain forum and has invited at least five major banks including BBVA and Santander. The purpose of the IATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications) is to “ develop a trusted, secure and resilient European Blockchain Services Infrastructure meeting the highest standards in terms of privacy, cybersecurity, interoperability and energy efficiency, and fully compliant with EU law.” Trusted seems to be the key word, and to demonstrate as much, they are involving major banks from the outset. A…

Price Dip Aside, Paxful Anticipates Big Week of Gift Card-to-Bitcoin Trades

That special time of year is coming up — the time when individuals trade in their unwanted or unusable gift cards for bitcoin. And with the price of bitcoin dropping, peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace Paxful is making it possible to use these gift cards to “buy the dip.” Ray Youssef, Paxful’s CEO and co-founder, explained that, over the past few years, the busiest week for Paxful is the one right after Black Friday; in fact, as time has gone by, the rate of exchange between gift cards and bitcoin has…

Top 5 CPA Firm Confirms Funds in First Attestation of Circle’s USDC

Circle’s USD Coin (USDC) has released an independent, third-party attestation of its bank account, and according to a top 5 public accounting firm, the stablecoin has its funds in order. The attestation was performed by Grant Thornton LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. and is the first of what is to become a monthly occurrence for the stablecoin. In the report, which was conducted for the month of October and was signed on November 16, 2018, Grant Thornton found that Circle Internet Ltd. holds $127,412,240.89 in…

Colorado State Commissioner Issues New Cease-and-Desist Orders Against …

Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued a new batch of cease-and-desist orders against unregistered Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) operating in the state, taking the total number of signed orders against ICOs in Colorado to 18. Today’s orders follow last week’s order issued by the North Dakota’s financial regulators against a Russian-based ICO that promoted unregistered securities by impersonating Liechtenstein-based Union Bank AG. Per an official notice from the regulator, Rome signed the new orders against Global Pay Net, Credits LLC, CrowdShare Mining and CyberSmart Coin Invest for allegedly publishing…

BitPay Integrates PAX Stablecoin Into Cryptocurrency Payment Platform

Bitcoin payment platform BitPay is now going to allow payments with the Paxos Standard token (PAX), which it calls “the fastest growing stablecoin and the highest trading volume of any U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin.” Although BitPay has previously integrated a number of different cryptocurrencies in its platform, such a widely trafficked stablecoin (the first of its kind to see support from the payment platform) holds certain distinct advantages, namely regulatory compliance and a stable value. Seeing as each PAX token represents $1, merchants and customers might feel more comfortable transacting the…