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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan
After this week?s downturn following the Ethereum Classic 51% attack saga, how will the top ten coins behave in the short-term? In the wake of a market slump after reports of a 51% attack on Ethereum Classic, we take a look at the top 10 coins short-term The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. When a price is forming a bottom, it is usually volatile as both the bulls and the bears are trying to gain the upper hand. In a bear market, any negative news is met with strong selling and that is what has happened over the past two days. The 51 percent attack on Ethereum Classic has spooked the sentiment and dragged the prices lower.
January 11, 2019 11:57 PM

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Sharp Consolidation Breakout
Bitcoin Cash made a sharp downside break from its symmetrical triangle consolidation pattern, indicating that a slide of the same height is in the works. This pattern spans $140 to $185, so there may still be some room to head south. The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to confirm that the path of least resistance is to the downside or that the selloff is likely to gain traction. After all, the gap between the moving averages is widening to signal accelerating selling momentum. However, RSI is already starting to pull up from the oversold region to signal a return in bullish pressure. Stochastic was also in the oversold zone for quite some time to reflect exhaustion among sellers and a possible pickup in buying momentum. In that case, a pullback to nearby resistance levels may be in the works.
January 11, 2019 11:52 PM

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Reversal Pattern Failure
Bitcoin looked prime for a break past the neckline of its inverse head and shoulders pattern seen on the 4-hour chart, but it looks like bulls aren?t quite ready yet. The price has dipped back to the level of the shoulders around $3,700 and a break below this could signal that selling pressure is about to pick up. On the other hand, if the level holds, a move back to the neckline resistance at $4,200 and another attempt to break higher could take place. The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA, after all, indicating that the path of least resistance is to the upside. However, the price has also busted through the 200 SMA dynamic inflection point to signal a pickup in selling pressure. With that, the price could still eye the next support at the head or $3,200.
January 11, 2019 11:51 PM

Roundup 11/01/2019 Bitcoin Wallet Samourai Removes Security Features Due to Google Policy & more
Samourai offered its clients security features like SMS commands, stealth mode and SIM switch defense. Unfortunately, these belong to the past for now. As Google enforces its ?Walled Garden? strategy. This is a known policy among tech services that streamlines all content, media and operations to be under the control of the platform ? in this case google. A centralistic approach has several advantages legally, economically and information wise for a tech company like Google. However, the management of Samourai hopes that the responsible persons at Google will understand the usefulness of the removed features and that they will re-enable Samourai to offer them.
January 11, 2019 11:47 PM

Bitcoin is a 'Fad,' But Even NASA is Investing in Blockchain
Bitcoin birthed the concept of blockchain technology, and now even organizations as technologically advanced as NASA are considering its benefits. Yet cryptocurrency is often described as a fad, a bubble, and even worthless. Ronald J. Reisman, an aero-computer engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center, has put forward blockchain to solve issues of privacy and the prevention of spoofing, denial of service, and other attacks. He says a new system due for implementation in 2020, the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), does not provide for the protection of flight plans and positions and other state data. Reisman believes blockchain has the answer in the form of an engineering prototype built using a permissioned blockchain.
January 11, 2019 11:42 PM

Researchers Find Vulnerability for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple Digital Signatures in Faulty Implementations
Researchers recently identified vulnerabilities in cryptographic signatures for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, that allowed attackers to calculate private keys and, consequently, steal any crypto in that wallet. In total, the researchers calculated hundreds of Bitcoin private keys and dozens of Ethereum, Ripple, SSH, and HTTPS private keys using this unique form of cryptanalytic attack. In the paper Biased Nonce Sense: Lattice Attacks against Weak ECDSA Signatures in Cryptocurrencies, researchers utilize a method to calculate private keys by analyzing Bitcoin signatures. The researchers were also able to apply these techniques to Ethereum and Ripple.
January 11, 2019 11:21 PM

Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP
Russian-born entrepreneur Pavel Durov is liquidating Telegram Messenger LLP, the Britain-based company behind the popular messaging service Telegram. The same entity is registered as the messenger?s operator in the Russian Federation, where Telegram is currently banned. Also read: 5 Crypto Exchanges Have Been Licensed in Gibraltar Since Regulation The application to strike the limited liability partnership off the U.K. register was signed by Pavel Durov on Dec. 19, 2018 and filed about a week ago, Russian media reports. The First Gazette notice for the voluntary strike off is currently being processed and will be issued on Jan. 15, 2019, the Companies House website shows.
January 11, 2019 11:13 PM

Japan Approves 17th Crypto Exchange Its First in Over a Year - Bitcoin News
It has been over a year since Japan?s Financial Services Agency last approved a cryptocurrency exchange to legally operate in the country. Coincheck, which was hacked early last year, has become the 17th fully-registered crypto exchange in the country. The exchange has made numerous improvements after it was acquired by Monex Group. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Japan?s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), announced on Friday that it has approved the registration of Coincheck as a cryptocurrency exchange. Under the country?s Payment Service Act, all crypto exchanges must register with the FSA.
January 11, 2019 11:10 PM

Putting the Phun in Bitcoin SV - CalvinAyre
get the latest gambling news from calvin ayre Bitcoin SV (BSV) is making it even easier to operate an online gambling site, due to its ability to offer safe, fast and secure transactions as a payment system. now offers BSV as its exclusive deposit and withdrawal option, and they?re developing a fun site with easy to use features. The site describes itself as ?The First Bitcoin SV Crash Game.? If you?re unfamiliar with a crash game, it works like this: Users bet a number of bits, and then compete against the house and other players in a virtual game of chicken. As a multiplier increases, players must decide how quickly they want to cash out. At a random interval, the game will suddenly crash. Any player who hasn?t cashed out will lose their bet, and those players who cashed out nearest the crash will collect a bonus. The house guarantees their 0.5% edge with a 1 in 101 chance that the game will crash instantly, paying out none of the active players.
January 11, 2019 11:03 PM

The Case Of Symphony, Volantis And The Missing Bitcoins - Forbes
There is a dispute underway that involves fraud, greed and the disappearance of millions of dollars of both fiat currency and bitcoin. It is a cautionary tale for anyone who believes that investing in bitcoin is like investing in any other commodity. Since this is an ongoing case, there has not been a final decision as to liability, but I?ve had a chance to review the public filings. Here is my take. The parties are Symphony, an Irish investment company that specializes in trading crypto currencies and J. Barry Thompson, the managing director of Volantis Escrow Platform LLC, a global escrow and trade facilitation platform that focuses on bitcoin escrow services.
January 11, 2019 11:02 PM

Bitwise files for a Bitcoin ETF with the SEC, is optimistic for a green light during the first half of 2019
Home » Bitwise Optimistic With First Bitcoin ETF Filing of 2019 While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is affected by the shutdown of the U.S. government, the first Bitcoin ETF application of 2019 has been filed. Bitwise Investments is the latest applicant for the right to list Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) shares on a trading exchange ? specifically, on the NYSE Arca. The 2018 year has seen several applications for an ETF, which were ultimately rebuffed by the SEC. Previous filings came from the prominent Winklevoss brothers, Proshares, Direxion, GraniteShares, and VanEck ? all suffering the same fate, bar the VanEck application, which is set to receive its final decision at the end of February.
January 11, 2019 10:19 PM

Canada's First All-Crypto Legal Firm Opens Its Doors to Global Clientele
Technology lawyer Addison Cameron-Huff launched his new, Toronto-based, all-crypto legal firm on January 3, 2019, Bitcoin?s 10th anniversary, as a statement of his commitment to working for and promoting Bitcoin and cryptocurrency-based businesses. Cameron-Huff has worked as the lawyer for a Bitcoin core developer, several token-based companies, and dozens of crypto startups. As president of Decentral Inc., he managed a staff of 30 and helped to take the company to 750,000 monthly wallet users. As the first, all-crypto legal services firm in Canada, Cameron-Huff expects the ongoing uncertainty around Canada?s cryptocurrency regulations to create some business for him, but he is also looking to build a global presence.
January 11, 2019 10:17 PM

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January 11, 2019 9:10 PM

French 'Tabac' shops diversify, selling bitcoin for cash - Reuters India
PARIS (Reuters) - As well as cigarettes, cigars, lottery tickets and the like, visitors to Paris Tabacs can now also buy bitcoins. With the backing of French fintech group Keplerk, the crypto-currency has gone on sale in six tobacco shops in and around Paris. Adil Zakhar, one of Keplerk?s co-founders, hopes to enrol up to 6,500 Tabacs by February. ?Some people find it complicated to get bitcoins on-line,? Zakhar said . ?They trust their local tobacco shop owner more than they would trust some remote anonymous website.? Late last year, Keplerk secured a contract with a local cash-register software provider to include an option for Tabac owners to sell vouchers redeemable for bitcoins in an electronic wallet that is held on Keplerk?s website.
January 11, 2019 9:03 PM

Taking a Look at This Crypto: Bitcoin-Cash (BCH
Taking a look at some recent cryptocurrency market activity, we can see that Bitcoin-Cash (BCH.CR) has made a move to $10 on volume of 11. Crypto investors will be tracking the coin to see which way the price trends over the next few weeks. Investors may be wondering to what extent, if at all, they should be focusing on cryptocurrencies. The crypto phenomenon has picked up steam over the past six months, and even those who thought the craze would pass, are now most likely paying closer attention. Because the space is still relatively new, seasoned professionals may be putting in overtime to try and decipher the crypto market. As the bigger players start to become more involved in the space, it should be highly interesting to see what shape the market takes as a result.

From January 10-11 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has moved down more than -19
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) had a bad 24 hours as the crypto declined $-30.95 or -19.16% trading at $130.61. According to Cryptocoin Experts, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) eyes $143.671 target on the road to $197.493532610921. BCH last traded at Exmo exchange. It had high of $161.72 and low of $128.17 for January 10-11. The open was $161.56. About 186,404 BCH worth $25.77M traded hands. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is up 34.61% in the last 30 days from $97.03 per coin. Its down -74.70% in the last 100 days since when traded at $516.3 and the annual trend is down. 200 days ago BCH traded at $754.23. BCH has 17.48M coins mined giving it $2.28 billion market cap. Bitcoin Cash maximum coins available are 21.00M. BCH uses SHA256 algorithm and PoW proof type. It was started on 01/08/2017.
January 11, 2019 9:02 PM

China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Bitcoin Node (Or Any Node) Without Gov't Approval
Reading: China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov?t Approval Georgi Georgiev | Jan 11, 2019 | 12:00 Georgi Georgiev | Jan 11, 2019 | 12:00 China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ?healthy development? of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace Administration of China to supervise node operators, as well as to request private information.  China?s Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued new regulations dubbed ?Regulations on the Management of Blockchain Information Services.? According to the release, the new law will take full effect on February 15th.
January 11, 2019 8:52 PM

Bitcoin Could Fall Below $3,000, Civic CEO States As Currency Drops Another $160
On January 9, Bitcoin dropped $250 in thirty minutes, taking everyone by surprise. The currency traded around $3,800 for a day, but even this couldn?t hold. Earlier today, Bitcoin lost another $160 to trade just above $3,650. A brief fightback saw the currency get back over $3,700, but the rally was shortlived. At press time, Bitcoin was trading at $3690. On Coinbase Pro and Bistamp, the currency was trading below $3,650. And the short-term future doesn?t look too promising for investors, at least not according to Vinny Lingham. Lingham is the CEO and founder of Civic, a blockchain identity management platform and a prominent crypto markets commentator. In a recent interview, Lingham stated that he believes Bitcoin will test $3,000 soon, and might even breach it. His remarks come two months after he warned investors against investing in Bitcoin before it reclaims $6,000.
January 11, 2019 8:47 PM

VeriBlock Now Accounts For 20% Of All Daily Bitcoin Transactions
The juice of blockchain in one conference Veriblock, a blockchain-based project that tends to improve Bitcoin?s security, has apparently grown so much that it accounts for around 20% of all daily bitcoin transactions, according to the latest report. Jameson Lopp, the CTO of Casa, published this information on his Twitter account. Source of the now-highest volume of OP_RETURN outputs has been identified as @VeriBlock "proof of proof" miners. They are creating around 20% of all BTC transactions now. Seems inefficient to me; will be interesting to see if the incentives work long term.
January 11, 2019 8:41 PM

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