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Wilshire Phoenix files for less volatile bitcoin-related ETF
Published: Jan 14, 2019 4:22 p.m. ET Another crypto-related ETF proposed New York-based investment-management firm Wilshire Phoenix has submitted an S1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a bitcoin-related exchange-traded fund. The trust ? United States Bitcoin and Treasury Investment Trust ? would hold bitcoin, short-term U.S. Treasury bills and U.S. dollars. ?The purpose of the Trust is to provide investors with exposure to bitcoin in a manner that is more efficient, convenient and less volatile than purchasing stand-alone bitcoin,? the Thursday filing stated. ?While the Shares are not intended to, nor is their purpose to, replicate a direct investment in bitcoin, they seek to provide investors with exposure to bitcoin with substantially lower volatility than a direct investment in bitcoin and without the uncertain and often complex requirements relating to acquiring and/or holding bitcoin,? the filing said.
January 16, 2019 2:20 PM

Why did Ethereum Drop so hard Bitcoin is Correcting, and Cryptocurrency Markets Follow
Crypto is not a fad. Crypto is an inevitable extension of fintech, an evolution allowing functionality and security never before possible. This is not an opinion; this is a fact Speculators look at every market, and for better or worse, no market is driven just by its functionality. In crypto, the first speculators saw Bitcoin and opted to buy in believing, correctly, that crypto will create enduring solutions that would fuel long-term growth. The second wave of speculators saw this group buying into cryptocurrency, maybe only somewhat understood the reason, and many bought in assuming their nerdy friends knew what was happening. The price began to rise.
January 16, 2019 2:19 PM

Bitcoin prices fall, but action is tilting more bullish, says analyst - MarketWatch
Published: Jan 3, 2019 4:55 p.m. ET Ether overtakes XRP to regain title of second-largest cryptocurrency Most major cryptocurrencies are trading lower Thursday, undoing gains made in Wednesday?s session. Bitcoin, BTCUSD, +0.92%  the world?s largest digital currency, was last changing hands at $3,841.00, down 2.3% since Wednesday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken crypto exchange. Despite Thursday?s decline, the value of a single coin has remained within the $3,500 - $4,000 range over the past eight trading sessions. ?Gains across most of the popular crypto assets have been rather mild lately,? wrote Mati Greenspan, senior market analyst at eToro. ?While it?s good to see bitcoin holding steady, we?re actually starting to see a side of the market that is more typical during a bull run.?
January 16, 2019 2:18 PM

Five reasons Bitcoin could enter a more extreme death spiral
Assistant Professor of Finance, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Daniele Bianchi consults to Aaro Capital Ltd in London. University of Warwick provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation UK. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. Back in December 2017, when its price reached close to US$20,000, Bitcoin looked like it had finally disrupted financial markets with the potential to enter the mainstream. A year later and things looked quite different. Bitcoin is now steadily trading below US$4,000 and has been constantly on a downward ride over the last year, losing more than half of its market capitalisation.
January 16, 2019 2:18 PM

Ethereum Price Prediction: ETH Will Be Larger Than Bitcoin Next Couple Years | U
Our recent financial analysis highlight about short-term Ethereum price prediction was the following: ?We estimate that, due to the liquidity diminishing as we get closer to the Christmas holiday season, a moderate move up to the price level of $125-$150 is possible. The cryptocurrency has fallen significantly, and while we favor trading with the trend, a dominant downtrend with the possibility of a moderate move up is our basic scenario for the rest of December 2018.? At the end of December price of Ethereum is at $132.35 validating our forecast on Ethereum price predictions for the remaining of 2018. Was it luck? It could be as we cannot claim that our Ethereum predictions can be accurate or be any sort of financial advice or recommendation. What lies ahead in 2019 for Ethereum and the cryptocurrency market?
January 16, 2019 2:18 PM

Bitcoin and Ethereum Falling or Tripping over
At the start of each trading session, you will receive an email with the author's new posts. You won't receive any more email notifications from this author. ?The smart investor doesn?t make any assumptions, the smart investor gather clues and act upon them in silence.? Many stated in the past that bitcoin and Ethereum would climb forever, more than that the two crypto giants would fall after seeing the devastating fall at the start of 2018. We have seen huge volatility in the crypto market and we are still witnessing the uncertainty and fear between the investors. Frank Cappelleri of Nomura Instinet stated that Bitcoin needs to rise roughly 28% from its current levels for any type of rally to hold.
January 16, 2019 2:18 PM

Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ripple, Ether Lose $500B Since High | Fortune Close
Cryptocurrency is a market for the iron-stomached, if the asset?s most recent slide is anything to go by. With news of Google banning cryptocurrency-related ads and the International Monetary Fund advising increased regulation on the asset, the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple continued their slide Thursday, wiping out about $499.2 billion of the market value of over 1,500 cryptocurrencies since their collective all-time high in early January. For comparison, that loss is roughly equal to the value of Berkshire Hathaway, the $510 billion firm built by investing titan and Bitcoin skeptic, Warren Buffett.
January 16, 2019 2:17 PM

Bitcoin price falls below £5,000 and ethereum plummets as crypto markets 'hit panic mode' Telegraph logo Feed of articles Saved articles Save
The price of cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell to below $6,000 (£4,700) on Tuesday as the cost of other cryptocurrencies declined by billions of dollars amid a new sell off. Bitcoin fell from around $17,000 at the start of the year and lost 6pc of its value over 24 hours. Its current price is close to its lowest point of the year, which it hit on June 18th at $5,785 (£4,524). Cryptocurrencies are digital coins that only exist online. They operate on a digital ledger, which records all transactions. While the price of cryptocurrencies reached record highs during a sudden bubble in December, they have gradually fallen in value closing in on the levels they were at in early 2017.
January 16, 2019 2:17 PM

Why are cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple falling | Metro News
It used to be said that the world caught a cold whenever America sneezes. But in the booming world of cryptocurrency trading, news from nations other than the US has the potential to cause disaster. The prices of four major cryptocurrencies have fallen following a shock announcement in one of the world?s biggest crypto markets. Yesterday, the South Korean government announced plans to ban cryptocurrency trading. The news sent Bitcoin prices in freefall and threw the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation?s police and tax authorities raided local exchanges to investigate allegations of tax evasion.
January 16, 2019 2:17 PM

Why is the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum falling And what can we expect for the rest of 2017
Disclaimer: I am a professional blockchain assets trader and I?m long Bitcoin and Ethereum. Don?t take anything I wrote as a trading or investment recommendation. By mid June Bitcoin as well as Ethereum and most other blockchain assets where trading at all time high levels having increased in price multiple times. Bitcoin started this year at $1000 and touched $3000. Ethereum bull run took it from $8 to $400 in that same period and the story is more or less the same for all top cryptocurrencies and tokens. One month after we are now in deep correction territory with Bitcoin and Ethereum having shed 35% and 55% of its value respectively as of writing. So is this the tulip mania like bubble exploding as many have suggested? Is it the end of cryptocurrencies? Well I don?t think that this is the case at all. There are some very clear drivers behind the recent price action. Let?s take a look at them.
January 16, 2019 2:17 PM

Bitcoin and Ethereum Fall Substantially in $18 Billion Crypto Market Wipeout
Over the past 24 hours, the crypto market has recorded a loss of $18 billion, as major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ether, EOS, and Bitcoin Cash dropped by 4 to 13 percent. While Bitcoin ended the day with a 4 percent decline in its value, Ether, the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum, plummeted by 13 percent against the US dollar, becoming one of the worst performing major cryptocurrencies alongside NEO. Tokens recorded the steepest drop in their value on August 11, as most Ethereum-based tokens such as Theta Token, Aion, Pundi X, Aelf, DigixDAO, WanChain, and VeChain recorded a drop of around 14 to 18 percent.
January 16, 2019 2:17 PM

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January 16, 2019 2:16 PM

Here's Why Bitcoin and Ethereum Are Falling Today, but Ripple Is Soaring -- The Motley Fool
Founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium investing services. Bitcoin (BTC-USD) and Ethereum (ETH-USD) were both in the red Thursday morning after major cryptocurrency market South Korea announced that it was gearing up to ban cryptocurrency trading. While cryptocurrencies across the board initially slid, many of the altcoins have recovered or even risen, led by Ripple (XRP-USD), which was up by more than 18% as of 10:30 a.m. EST. Here's a rundown of the latest cryptocurrency prices, the pending South Korean legislation, and the new partnership that is sending Ripple higher.
January 16, 2019 2:15 PM

Ethereum [ETH], EOS and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] fall prey to the bear; biggest losers among top-10 - AMBCrypto
Ethereum Technical Analysis: Coin takes refuge in bear?s kingdom Bitcoin block halving is 66% complete; next block halving in 495 days Binance?s CZ talks about the path forward with BNB token burn and Binance DEX Litecoin adoption takes another step; sponsors UFC fighter ?Funky? Bitcoin Technical Analysis: Coin bleeds as vultures lurk around Bitcoin block halving is 66% complete; next block halving in 495 days Ethereum Improvement Protocol 1283: reason for the delay of Constantinople hard fork XRP could be theoretically used in domestic payment transfer via the US? ACH system, says Uphold CEO
January 16, 2019 2:15 PM

Bitcoin price: Cryptocurrency market drops as XRP, ethereum plunge
Over $6 billion was wiped off global cryptocurrency markets in a day, led by XRP and ethereum as prices of digital coins continued to fall. The entire market capitalization or value of cryptocurrencies had plunged $6.72 billion in 24 hours as of about 11:32 a.m. HK/SIN time on Friday, according to data from That came after a sharp sell-off across the board on Thursday, which erased billions of dollars of value in a matter of hours. Friday's drop was led by XRP, which was trading at around 39.13 cents at 11.32 a.m. HK/SIN time, marking a 7.9 percent drop from the day before. It fell as low as 37.89 cents. Ethereum also fell to around $191.07, dropping 7.4 percent from the day before.
January 16, 2019 2:14 PM

Vibe tokens to start trading on LiveCoin
After the successful crowdsale that took place on September, 5th, and continued for less than 5 minutes, the team of a decentralised platform Viberate prepare to introduce their token Vibe on the cryptocurrency exchanges. Viberate is a crowdsourced live music ecosystem and an evolving marketplace, where we will match musicians with event organizers. Now working as a kind of IMDB for live music, it features over 120 thousand profiles of musicians, joined by 50 thousand venue profiles. Each profile contains daily updated social media stats, gig dates, contacts and recent content. Viberate's recent ICO made history by selling out in under 5 minutes, hitting their over $10M hard cap. Viberate has officially joined some of the most successful crypto projects to date, receiving a vast support from all over the world.
January 16, 2019 2:09 PM

Vibe Coin VIBE to Bitcoin BTC Exchange / HitBTC
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January 16, 2019 2:06 PM

Bitcoin vs
Almost three years ago, the first public version of Ethereum was released. The new blockchain was born from a whitepaper by Vitalik Buterin, a young man who cut his teeth in the cryptocurrency space writing for Bitcoin Magazine.   Ethereum distinguished itself from Bitcoin right from the start, in its whitepaper. Whereas Bitcoin was intended to be a digital currency or a store of value, Ethereum was intended to be a kind of decentralized supercomputer: ?a blockchain with a built-in fully fledged Turing-complete programming language that can be used to create ?contracts? that can be used to encode arbitrary state transition functions.?   These two very different blockchains now have the two largest market caps of any cryptocurrencies, with BTC at $128,469,761,721 USD at time of writing, and ETH at $58,534,876,766 USD. But beyond their mutual success, how have these two cryptocurrencies performed relative to each other over the years?   Here?s how Ethereum stacked up to Bitcoin back then, on August 7, 2015:
January 16, 2019 2:02 PM

Ethereum Transaction Speed Per Second Pushed Towards 17,000 By Researchers | Tokenleak | Crypto & Blockchain News | Bitcoin, Ethereum & More
Following claims by creator Vitalik Buterin that the Ethereum transaction speed could be raised to 500 per second (Tx/s) using technology employed by the cryptocurrency Zcash, researchers have gone one further and implied that 17,000 Tx/s would theoretically be achievable with a similar SNARK-based concept. In September, Vitalik Buterin proposed that he could bring the Ethereum transaction speed from its current rate of around 12 Tx/s to up a much more commanding 500 Tx/s using the zero-knowledge SNARK proofs that power the Zcash blockchain. Zero-knowledge SNARK proofs have the potential to facilitate huge numbers of transactions away from the main blockchain. Essentially they give special nodes the power to validate bundles of transactions and add them to the main blockchain without having to interact with all the other nodes on the network to gain consensus. The theory covers similar ground to the existing scaling solution Plasma which, whilst still in the relatively early stages of its development, is hoped will improve the Ethereum transaction speed exponentially.
January 16, 2019 1:59 PM

Bitcoin scalability problem - Wikipedia
The bitcoin scalability problem refers to the discussion concerning the limits on the amount of transactions the bitcoin network can process. It is related to the fact that records (known as blocks) in the bitcoin blockchain are limited in size and frequency. Bitcoin's blocks contain the transactions on the bitcoin network.:ch. 2 The on chain transaction processing capacity of the bitcoin network is limited by the average block creation time of 10 minutes and the block size limit. These jointly constrain the network's throughput. The transaction processing capacity maximum is estimated between 3.3 and 7 transactions per second. There are various proposed and activated solutions to address this issue.
January 16, 2019 1:57 PM

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