Future is Brighter Than Ever for Crypto, Says Roger Ver

The outspoken CEO of Bitcoin.com believes that the future of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is bright, despite the current market sentiment, fearing that the budding financial technology has already met its demise. Roger Ver: Based on Fundamentals, Crypto’s Long-Term Future is Bright Roger Ver is a polarizing character in the cryptocurrency industry. Love him or hate him, though, there’s no denying the early Bitcoin investor has helped bring cryptocurrency into the mainstream and has pushed the envelope for widespread adoption. In his latest comments, the Bitcoin.com CEO gives…

Binance Blockchain | Binance to Launch the Binance Chain

If it wasn’t enough for Binance to be the biggest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, such is its popularity that it will now launch its own blockchain. Dubbed the ‘Binance Chain’ (give that genius a can of coke), the new blockchain is due to arrive in the “coming months” according to a Tweet today. The Binance Blockchain The Tweet gave a little more detail. It said the following: “Binance is pushing for blockchain adoption and doing many things to help advancement of the industry. E.g. we will have the…

Breakout Inbound? Bitcoin Price Sets $4,000 as Upside Target

The bitcoin price on Tuesday jumped as high as 6.1 percent against the US Dollar but failed to sustain a bullish momentum. The BTC/USD index is trading at 3910-fiat at press time, up 4.5 percent from the intraday low at 3741-fiat. The pair is undergoing a pullback action after failing to sustain its run above 4000-fiat. The said level still has a lot of bearish activity going around while an equally strong buying sentiment can be seen at 3741-fiat, which has reversed downside corrections twice in the past 36 hours.…

Bitfinex Gives Tether Competition, Adds Four of Market’s Top Stablecoins

Cryptocurrency exchanges Bitfinex and Ethfinex now support trading for all six of the market’s major stablecoins. Adding to its support for MakerDao’s Dai and Tether’s USDT, the sister platforms recently listed USD Coin (USDC), TrueUSD (TUSD), Paxos Standard Token (PAX) and Gemini USD (GUSD). All stablecoins available on the exchanges will be traded against the U.S. dollar. Launched in 2018, Ethfinex is Bitfinex’s ERC-20 exchange arm. Built for trading Ethereum tokens, the exchange is centralized at the moment, but the team plans to transform it into a decentralized exchange in…

Crypto Exchange Poloniex Launches Institutional Trading Services

Crypto exchange Poloniex has announced the opening of trading services for institutional clients. The company, which was acquired by payments firm Circle earlier this year, said Tuesday that it will begin offering institutional accounts, with support for different crypto trading pairs and API interfaces. The exchange will also provide no-fee transactions for all bitcoin/USD Coin trades in December. As part of its new accounts, Circle is offering over-the-counter trading through Circle Trade, services through Poloniex and trading pairs with the USDC stablecoin, according to a registration page. Firms looking to participate in…

Fidelity, Bitmain and More Invest $27 Million in Crypto Trading Platform ErisX

Crypto trading platform ErisX has closed a Series B funding round that raised $27.5 million, the company said Tuesday. Bitmain, ConsenSys, Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures and Monex Group participated in the funding round, investing in the new derivatives and digital asset trading platform for the first time. ErisX, which is being built by derivatives market provider Eris Exchange, was previously announced as a platform for trading a number of cryptocurrencies, as well as bitcoin futures. CTC Group Investments, Digital Currency Group, DRW Venture Capital, Pantera Capital and Valor Equity Partners…

Bitcoin Faces Second Largest Difficulty Drop in History After Latest Adjustment

Bitcoin’s (BTC) mining difficulty saw its second largest drop in history, with a -15 percent adjustment on Monday, Dec. 3, as per data provided by major Chinese mining pool BTC.com. Bitcoin’s hashing difficulty algorithm is normally adjusted every two weeks to maintain the normal 10-minute block time. It has been adjusted for the second time today since the beginning of a so-called “crypto winter” in mid-November, after which the difficulty in mining Bitcoin has been steadily dropping. The most recent adjustments of Bitcoin’s hashing difficulty. Source: btc.com The largest drop…

Major Indian Business School Issues Blockchain Certs to Combat Fake Degrees

India’s top ten business school, SP Jain School of Global Management, has issued 1,189 blockchain-based certificates to graduands who recently obtained degrees and professional certifications. The certificates which are now live on the Ethereum blockchain will allow prospective employers and other parties to verify the authenticity of a job seeker’s educational qualifications without having to contact the business school. The validation process is intuitive and technical know-how will not be necessary, according to Business World. Neither will additional software or specialized equipment be required as all that a prospective employer…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Facing Major Resistance Near $4,150

Key Points Bitcoin price declined further below $3,900 and traded towards the $3,750 level against the US Dollar. There are two important bearish trend lines in place with resistance near $4,080 and $4,150 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is likely to face a lot of offers near the $4,100-4,150 resistance area in the near term. Bitcoin price declined towards the $3,750 level against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is recovering, but it could find a strong resistance near $4,080 or $4,150. Bitcoin…

Ethereum Classic Price Analysis: ETC/USD Could Retest $4.00 Support

Key Highlights Ethereum classic price started a fresh decline after trading close to $5.30 against the US dollar. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $4.60 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken). The pair is now at a risk of more losses below the $4.40 and $4.20 levels. Ethereum classic price declined sharply against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD is back in a bearish zone and it could revisit the $4.00 support level. Ethereum Classic Price Analysis…