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2019 Crypto Predictions, Winklevoss Bitcoin Talk, McKinsey Blockchain
Tether. USD Coin. Gemini Dollar. Basis (RIP). If 2018 was the year of the so-called stablecoin, or price-pegged cryptocurrency, then what will the new year bring? While it?s impossible to predict the future with absolute certainty, here are five hypotheses based on The Ledger?s own expert tasseomancy. (Okay, we?ll admit we got this one wrong.) Below are our 5 predictions for 2019. (This is not investment advice, yada, yada.) 1. Tether loses traction. For years questions have swirled about the solvency of Tether, historically one of the most popular stablecoin projects. Expect rival stablecoins from the likes of Circle, Coinbase, Gemini, and others to eat away at the monopoly Tether once enjoyed. Even if Tether doesn?t go the way of Basis, which shuttered at the tail end of 2018, its prominence will likely wane as investors flock to surer vaults.
January 16, 2019 4:42 AM

fortune.com

2019 Cryptocurrency Prediction: What could one expect from bitcoin
The crypto industry performed nothing less than wonder in 2017. But, 2018 proved to be a troubling one for the industry of cryptocurrency. Its market faced a severe value down in the year. Numerous of the cryptocurrencies went down around a loss of 75%! Several points could be blamed for this conditions like the change in regulations, short-sight view regarding cryptocurrencies etc. Undoubtedly it would be early to conclude the ending of the crypto market after just one year of loss. Even though the presence of all the losses in this industry lead few to doubt about the future promises of cryptocurrencies, the upcoming year is surely going to be one of the trends changing and up heading year for the industry of blockchain. Various factors related to are changing and these factors are promising a positive impact on the market in the upcoming year. So, let?s have a glance at the future predictions of cryptocurrency having a positive impact in 2019:
January 16, 2019 4:42 AM

coinnounce.com

Anonymous Bitcoin miners are taking over the network
TNW uses cookies to personalize content and ads to make our site easier for you to use. We do also share that information with third parties for advertising & analytics. Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and insider stories by TNW. It seems Bitmain's influence is on the decline The world?s most popular cryptocurrency is a now a little bit more decentralized, thanks to the waning influence of Bitmain and the return of the anonymous Bitcoin BTC miner. Blockchain research unit Diar has published new data revealing exactly who has been validating the Bitcoin network. Analysts determined that mining pools either owned by or heavily tied to Bitmain (Antpool, BTC.com, and ViaBTC) are now validating far less Bitcoin blocks than this time last year.
January 16, 2019 4:40 AM

thenextweb.com

Bitcoin Hovers Just Above $3,600 as Crypto Markets See Another Slump
Cryptocurrencies are declining again, after yesterday?s brief recovery attempt. Cryptocurrencies are declining again, after yesterday?s brief recovery attempt Tuesday, Jan. 15 ? following a brief period of recovery yesterday, all of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are falling again. The only exception to this are two stablecoins Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC), which are currently in the green. Market visualization from Coin360 As of press time, Bitcoin (BTC) is down 2.34 percent on the day, to trade at $3,615. The leading cryptocurrency started the day above the psychological threshold of $3,700, while on the weekly chart the highest price point was registered on Jan. 9 at $4,107.
January 16, 2019 2:30 AM

cointelegraph.com

Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Claims It's Been Hacked, Goes Offline After Months of Problems; Users Cry Exit Scam Crypto
The Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it has been hacked and is coordinating with police to investigate. This announcement follows two continuous days of unscheduled maintenance, during which time $2.5 million of Ethereum (ETH) and over $1 million of various ERC-20 tokens have been drained from the exchange. Officials are unavailable for comment, but based on the wording of this statement relative to past statements from hacked cryptocurrency exchanges that suffered a similar fate, it is possible that this is the end of Cryptopia. The shutdown of Cryptopia follows months of problems and complaints, available on the Cryptopia Bitcointalk thread. For most of 2018, many different cryptocurrencies on Cryptopia were put into maintenance mode. In recent months, users complained of having problems withdrawing major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), and EOS. That?s not too unusual. Reputable exchanges have complaints from users about withdrawals, but it seems Cryptopia users don?t come back to report that their problem was resolved, and new complaints roll in.
January 16, 2019 2:09 AM

cryptoiq.co

Inactive Bitcoin Accounts Plummet, sleeper accounts have seen a rise in activity, Active accounts rising to 40% of total value
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January 16, 2019 1:27 AM

www.bloomberg.com

Educating the Next Wave of Bitcoin Developers
Hyperbitcoinization enthusiast and writer Bitcoin is an open-source protocol that anybody can interact with. It is getting attention and attracting participation in different ways, whether it is through speculation, investing and sending money, all the way to contributing to what?s underneath the hood. The entire Bitcoin repository is on GitHub, inviting any developer to see the protocol?s code and perhaps contribute toward solving existing problems if they can. A noteworthy fact, however, is that the pool of developers today is quite small. ?It's not an easy field to get into,? Jimmy Song, author of Programming Bitcoin and instructor at Programming Blockchain, told Bitcoin Magazine. ?Interestingly enough, the thing that makes Bitcoin hard to get started on is the cryptography, and that's hard because the math is not familiar to developers. Specifically, finite fields and elliptic curves.?
January 16, 2019 1:26 AM

bitcoinmagazine.com

Daily Bitcoin trading volume has been on the rise over the past three months
Daily Bitcoin trading volume has been on the rise since a significant spike in November 2018. Looking at the data over the last 12 months, the daily volume seems to have broken out of the range it was trading at throughout most of 2018. Bitcoin volume is still finding daily support at over $1 Billion ? wonder if you can tell the story of each spike in volume from Bitcoin The data for this graphic comes from the Crypto Pro app. The app takes volume data from most major crypto spot exchanges, including Coinbase, Kraken, Poloniex, Bitfinex, OKcoin, Bitstamp, Gemini, and Binance. As you can see in the volume data over the last 12 months, Bitcoin spent the majority of the year trading between $500 million and $1 billion. However, since the November sell-off (where price broke down under $6,000), we have seen a sustained rise in trading activity across spot exchanges.
January 16, 2019 1:09 AM

coinrivet.com


Patreons inability to protect free speech is giving rise to Bitcoin solutions
The rise of social media has changed the way we consume news and debate politics. New voices and independent TV shows have risen, be it on Youtube, Twitter or other channels. This increased competition on how we consume news and inform ourselves has as well led to a shift in how mainstream media is reporting. Many would agree that media has become more controversial, probably in an attempt for attention, clicks and ultimately revenue. The election of President Trump has furthermore accelerated this trend and has coined new terms such as ?fake news?, or ?hate speech?. As a reaction to rising independent voices and a more heated political landscape, the call for censoring and control didn?t take long to arrive. Platforms such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook were swift in addressing the ?problem? by demonetizing and even censoring individuals who broke their newly updated ?terms of service?.
January 15, 2019 11:30 PM

medium.com

These are the BEST exchanges for Bitcoin Margin Trading!
Margin trading is a tremendous tool one can use to trade Bitcoin and also other Cryptocurrencies with great leverage. So, if you want to get started with margin trading Cryptocurrencies, you need to be familiar with the best exchanges for Bitcoin margin trading. The best Cryptocurrency exchanges for Bitcoin margin trading are BitMEX, which offers leverage of up to 100x, eToro, which offers leverage of up to 400x, Huobi Pro, which offers leverage of up to 5x, Poloniex, which offers leverage of up to 2.5x, Kraken, which offers leverage of up to 5x, and Whaleclub, which offers leverage of up to 20x.
January 15, 2019 11:19 PM

flagshipcrypto.com

The new idea that put Bitcoin on the map
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP There aren?t many true and surprising new things in software technology, in spite of all the gushing about new stuff. At the center of Bitcoin is a tech advance. Not a minor step forward. Not an enhancement fueled by faster chips. An amazing idea that is the engine that has fueled its explosive growth. It?s not something people talk much about, sadly. They should. The core of the idea is the miners that are the heart of the Bitcoin engine. If you?ve heard anything about Bitcoin, you?ve probably heard that it?s a crypto-currency. You?ve heard it?s totally secure because lots of computing locks the data in an air-tight vault secured by the latest cryptology algorithms. You?ve heard that it?s a ledger of transactions, and that the ledger is distributed, which somehow makes it better. All these things that you?ve heard are correct ? and it?s the miners at the heart of every one of those true things.
January 15, 2019 11:06 PM

www.forbes.com

Mamby, a community that pays Bitcoin for posting videos, memes, news, gifs or links!
Posted on January 08, 2019 by Mamby Modern life is lived on the internet ? at least in part. Each of us has the ability to make an online income if we choose to and, with Mamby, it has never been easier to turn that dream into a reality! You could be contributing cool and profitable content to a site that pays! Read on to find out more... Nobody can argue the fact that we are living in a digital era. From websites for businesses that don't even exist offline to the constant barrage of information we encounter on social media sites... we live in an increasingly online world... so isn't it about time the little guy started to profit from that?
January 15, 2019 10:43 PM

mamby.io


Bearish Bitcoin (BTC) Outlook after Latest Consolidation
Even though last week began with the Bitcoin price consolidating, the utmost result was price action hitting a drastic week. The price made a high of almost $4,112 on January 8, 2018, before collapsing more than 10 percent for the week, according to data from Tradingview.com.    The price trend began this week with an increase from the low hit last week close to $3,470 on January 10, as Coinidol reported.    $3476 seems to be a critical level to observe, and if the BTC price falls under this point, then there is no distinct support until the low of last year of around $3122.    BTC?s performance last week forced several analysts to forecast bearish prospects for digital currencies.   
January 15, 2019 10:11 PM

coinidol.com

Singapore bitcoin exchange BiteBTCs VC fund invests $10M in new data center
BiteBTC, a Singapore bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange announced today that its BiteBTC Venture Fund has allocated $10 million for the construction of a new distributed infrastructure of data centers to host BiteBTC Exchange servers, including a system of distributed cold storage of crypto assets based on multi-signatures. The updated infrastructure will include data centers in Singapore, Zurich (Switzerland) and Boston (USA). All processed data (trading operations, deposits, orders, etc.) will be mirrored in three data centers in real time to avoid even the minimal threat of data loss. Additionally, it is supposed to reduce the latency in processing orders to 10-15 ms. All data centers are being equipped to meet the latest fire safety requirements and standards for reliable information storage.
January 15, 2019 9:43 PM

www.cryptoninjas.net

Breaking Today: Bitmain Co-Founders Relinquish Power After Catastrophic Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Investmen
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January 15, 2019 9:13 PM

coinwhalenews.com

Bitcoin Cash price analysis: Recovery stalls as bears take 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. Following the slight decline in the market on Sunday, most assets are staging recovery movements, although slight ones. Bitcoin (BTC) for instance has revamped the trend towards $3,600 after sliding below $3,500. However, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is still in the red after being unable to overcome the resistance at $135. The market, in general, is slightly in the green. The gains come after a $5 billion loss on Sunday. There has been a small recovery on Monday, although assets are still trading close to their recent lows.
January 15, 2019 8:57 PM

www.fxstreet.com

New Wasabi Wallet Release Offers It's Users Faster & Cheaper Bitcoin Mixing
In the first major release since the 1.0. Wasabi Wallet has announced news of an upgrade which they are calling a hard fork, similar to when there is a significant change to a cryptocurrencies protocol, to allow faster address mixing of large amounts of Bitcoin. In the diagram below you can see that all Wasabi Wallet clients are connected to a coordinator and the Bitcoin P2P network. The connection to the coordinator is shown by the Tor and the Backend status and the connection to the P2P network is shown by the number of peers you are connected to on your status bar. When a new client version is available, the coordinator tells this to the clients and a notification will appear on your status bar. In this case you can use Wasabi with your older version. However sometimes the coordinator and the client must be updated at the same time, that?s what Wasabi are calling hard fork.
January 15, 2019 8:53 PM

www.coindaily.co

Crypto Exchanges Register Their Best Year yet in 2018 Despite Price Dip As Bitcoin Dominates
Bitcoin may have shed 80 percent of its value in the last 12 months, but crypto exchanges had their best year yet. Coinbase, the biggest exchange in the U.S, experienced a 21 percent increase in 2018, with the first quarter of the year being the most successful. However, the volume on some crypto exchanges dipped significantly, mirroring the price dip. On Binance however, the number of trades has soared towards the end of the year.  The report, which was released by research firm Diar, also revealed the steadily increasing Bitcoin dominance. With the prices of most altcoins shedding over 95 percent of their value, investors turned to Bitcoin en masse. On Binance, Bitcoin?s dominance gained 11 percent to account for 50 percent of the total volume. On Kraken, Bitcoin?s dominance went down mid-year to 36 percent. It regained its dominance towards the end of the year, standing at 52 percent in the fourth quarter.
January 15, 2019 8:25 PM

nulltx.com

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