Cryptocurrency News With URL like

13% of Shoppers Want to Buy Bitcoin Using Amazon
A recently conducted survey revealed that 13% of Amazon users would be comfortable buying Bitcoin (BTC) using the e-commerce platform. The survey was conducted by a few days ago. The same percentage of individuals answered that they would also be comfortable purchasing drugs and medical marijuana using Amazon. Virtual currencies expanded all over the world during the last years. As they grew and reached new individuals, services related to them have also been created. In order to purchase virtual currencies, it is possible to go to a Bitcoin ATM, use an exchange platform or just buy from another person.

Goldman Sachs Says Bitcoin Price Will Continue Dropping | UseTheBitcoin
Goldman Sachs has had a complicated relationship with Bitcoin and other crypto assets'dating back years but seen in full complication in 2017. Then, in the matter of one month it announced that it saw Bitcoin has not the new gold and too volatile, followed by an announcement shortly thereafter that they would open a Bitcoin trading desk. This week, the giant American investment firm, made another headline-making announcement that it thinks Bitcoin prices will continue to drop, and that cryptocurrencies have not fulfilled the store of value idea many have claimed. Bitcoin's price is already down 60% from its all-time high, and analysts are continuing to send mixed messages about the price movement from here. Goldman Sachs words certainly paint a pessimistic tone for BTC price, but the firm has continuously expressed its doubts about Bitcoins value (as it relates to its trading price), so the news is not shocking. More of the same from Goldman, though this week they were a bit more specific on why they're bearish on Bitcoin's price.

IOTA is a distributed ledger which was created to facilitate communication and transactions between machines connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Below is a list of IOTA Partnerships, helping to propel the cryptocurrency and these companies through the innovative use of Tangle technology. IOTA announced, in November 2017, that it launched the world's first public data marketplace on an Internet of Things (IoT) distributed ledger in conjunction with Microsoft. The idea was to monetize data, which is the main resource of the IoT economy. It would enable stakeholders to securely share and monetize their data. Any kind of data can be monetized, said IOTA co-founder David Sonstebo. If you have a weather station collecting wind, temperature, humidity, and barometric data, for instance, you can sell that to an entity that is doing climatic research.

New Report Shows 2 Million Bitcoin Private Coins Secretly Premined
According to data provided by Coin Metrics, there are an additional 2.04 million Bitcoin Private (BTCP) coins that were covertly premined. Coin Metrics is a company that provides virtual currency analysis. The information was released on December 23 by the crypto firm. The potential for backlash here is strong and could derail future plans by the BTCP project. In what Coin Metrics calls a case study, they have discovered that there are an additional 2.04 million additional BTCP units minted. These coins were additionally minted during the import of the Bitcoin UTXOs and sent to the BTCP shielded pool. This has increased the supply of the virtual currency to 22.6 million.

How to Buy Dash on Binance #dash_force
Short for Digital Cash?, Dash is one of the longest-running mid-high market cap coins today. From being one of the biggest altcoins several years ago, it now maintains a place just outside of the top 10 most valuables coins. However, there is much to be excited about in regards to Dash, and its ongoing development. This guide will show you how you can get your first Dash coins, through the popular Binance exchange. Dash is a transactional cryptocurrency, occupying a strong position in two different markets. Along with Monero and ZCash, Dash is positioned as one of the strongest privacy-centric coins, through the network's PrivateSend feature. This allows users to send and receive Dash without others being able to trace the transaction (and by extension, the users wallets).

Timeline Of SEC Cryptocurrency Announcements And Rulings
The Securities and Exchange Commission was established in 1929 as the first federal regulatory authority of the securities market, whose job was to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. They focus primarily on dealing with the offerings and sales of securities, regulating exchanges on which they are traded, ensuring that companies are not disclosing misleading information about their performance or future prospects and that investors are protected from frauds. Seeing as in recent years digital tokens have become increasingly widespread and popular, the SEC's actions seem to have impacted the prices of digital currencies. SEC has become a regular topic featured in the daily crypto news cycle.

MIT Study: Pump And Dump Schemes Are $7 Million In Monthly Trading
On Dec. 4, the MIT Technology Review published findings of a new study that has found that pump and dump schemes in cryptocurrencies are accounting for $7 million trading volume every month. The research was conducted by Benjamin Livshits and Jiahua Xu both of Imperial College London. According to, the daily trading volume stands at $14.2 billion. So, the pump and dump volume realized by the study accounts for only 0.049 percent of the total 24-hour trade volume. A pump and dump scheme represents a form of securities fraud. According to the new study they have become prevalent in the cryptocurrency space.

Ex-JPMorgan Exec Says Bitcoin Could Become Digital Gold
An ex-JPMorgan executive believes that every day Bitcoin does not disappear, it gets closer to a permanent status of digital gold. Alex Gurevich, who is also a professor of Mathematics, said this in an op-ed on Yahoo! Finance a few days ago. Bitcoin is the largest virtual currency but it has experienced a strong bear market during 2018. There are several virtual currencies available in the market. However, Bitcoin (BTC) is the most popular and largest one. During this year, the whole market has been involved in a downtrend that affected their prices. Bitcoin lost more than 80% of its price after falling from $20,000 in December 2017 to $3,500 a few days ago.

Coverage on TRON's zk-snarks implementation
TRON users could soon have enhanced privacy features when transacting TRX tokens. During a recent interview at The Bad Crypto Podcast a few days ago, Justin Sun talked about how the platform will implement greater privacy features. The main intention is to use ZCash's zk-SNARKs cryptography. There are some virtual currencies in the market that provide greater privacy to users. These coins are Bitcoin Private (BTCP), ZCash (ZEC) or Monero (XMR), among others. However, TRON might implement zk-SNARTKs as soon as the first quarter of 2019. If this becomes true, users transacting TRX tokens will have better privacy and anonymity.

ICOs Could Be Limited To $50 Million According To SEC Report
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) started to take advantage of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations implemented in 2015. The regulations Reg. Crowdfunding (C.F.) and Reg. A, allow companies to raise funds between $1 and $50 million dollars, according to a report from CryptoSlate. The Initial Coin Offering market has exploded between 2017 and 2018. There were hundreds of new projects gathering funds to start different blockchain and crypto-related platforms. However, there are several projects that tried to avoid being regulated claiming that they offered a utility token rather than a security token.

Craig Wight Says Bitcoin Cash SV Will Be Used By Billions
Craig Wright, chief scientist at nChain said that Bitcoin Cash SV will be used by billions of people around the world. He wrote this in a blog post a few days ago. The comments he gave are very important because Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has recently performed a network upgrade. Craig Wright has been involved in the last week in a hash was against Bitcoin Cash ABC. On November 15, Bitcoin Cash performed a network upgrade that resulted in two different chains, Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV. After very hard days, Craig Wright decided to write a blog post related to the future of Bitcoin Cash and the cryptocurrency world. His Bitcoin SV proposal aims at re-activating operations codes, expand the block size and have a smart contract-ready platform.

Will Bitcoin Recover From These Price Drops? | UseTheBitcoin
Bitcoin has dropped over 25% between November 14 and 24. In the last two years, this kind of drop has happened only a few times. Although this situation does not seem bullish for the cryptocurrency space, it could be a profitable moment to purchase Bitcoin, according to the Twitter user @OddStats. In a recent tweet, he uploaded a chart showing the last times that Bitcoin experienced such a hard drop. In a recent tweet, @OddStats, a self-described retired finance professional, showed a Bitcoin chart with all the times that Bitcoin lost more than 11.9% in two days. Bitcoin BTC/USD is down -11.9% in the past 2 days. Here's a chart showing every time in the past two years where it has dropped at least that much in exactly 2 days. A lot of bottoms in there.

Any end in sight for Bitcoin Cash Hash War?
The cryptocurrency markets remain in turmoil, in the midst of the worst market crash this year. The total market capitalization has dropped by more than $65 billion in the space of just a week, around 30% of the total value. As Bitcoin and Ethereum fall to their lowest price in over a year, the catalyst of everything may be the ongoing hash war within Bitcoin Cash network. A war which does not appear close to a resolution. At the same time, trade volume has almost doubled, with many panicked traders rushing to sell off, or slide into stablecoins to protect from the carnage. Bitcoin Cash itself came about when members of the Bitcoin community disagreed over the direction of the coin's code. As a result, the network forked in August 2017, and Bitcoin Cash was born.

Ethereum Price Sees Year Low, Dropping 89% From High | UseTheBitcoin
Ethereum (ETH) had a very bad day on November 19, following a sour weekend. The popular virtual currency has fallen to new lows since its all-time high close to $1,400 dollars in January 2018. At the time of writing, Ethereum price is listed under $154. As a new week begins, The whole cryptocurrency market, excluding a few exceptions, is operating negatively. Ethereum has lost more than 12% of its value in the last 24 hours, while Bitcoin is being traded almost 9% down. The market does not seem to have a clear and unique reason related to why it is currently falling. Nevertheless, we could suppose that this is related to the uncertainty that the market has regarding Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and its network upgrade. Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin SV are fighting for a place in the crypto market. Until now, there is no clear winner in this hash war.

Investors Say US Debt Will End Up in a Bitcoin and Crypto Boom when the next financial crisis occurs. But should we seriously be hoping for a catastrophic financial crisis for a crypto boom?
The US debt might end up with a bull run in the cryptocurrency space. This time, ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees explained that the US debt could create a big spike in the cryptocurrency world. At the moment, the US debt is close to $21.7 trillion dollars. Erik Voorhees, a prominent cryptocurrency expert explained why the US debt could generate a new bull run in the crypto market. He said that if there is a new financial crisis, the world would realize that the US debt cannot be paid back. After it, the government would end up printing more dollars. When the next global financial crisis occurs, and the world realizes organizations with $20 trillion in debt can't possibly ever pay it back and thus must print it instead, and this fiat is doomed. Watch what happens to crypto.

Market Pushed By Bitcoin Cash Price Increase; BTC Trades Close to $6500
Bitcoin (BTC) the most popular virtual currency in the market reached $6,500 dollars. This is Bitcoin's highest price since October 21st. Other virtual currencies have also increased their value during the last days. The total cryptocurrency market capitalization reached $220 billion dollars according to CoinMarketCap. This is the highest value in almost a month. After months of being in a bear trend, each new positive price action is received positively by the crypto market. Indeed, other individuals and experts were waiting for Bitcoin to reach new year lows. During the last 24 hours, Bitcoin reached $6,540 dollars, allowing enthusiasts to believe that it was possible to reach higher numbers.

Tron Transactions Surpass Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and Bitcoin Cash
Tron (TRX) has achieved a new record on its network. Tron's network has surpassed Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), XRP and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in the number of daily transactions processed. Altogether, these virtual currencies were not able to reach the number of transactions that Tron handled on November 7. The information was released by Misha Lederman, co-founder of The Tron network has drastically expanded during the last months of this year. As reported by Misha Lederman, Tron beat the top four virtual currencies in combined daily transaction volume. On November 7, the transactions registered by these virtual currencies were:

List of Important Telegram Cryptocurrency Channels
Telegram is one of the leading messaging apps with a very strong focus on security. Unlike most other messaging apps currently on the market, Telegram uses its own encryption protocol, it's completely free, it has unlimited cloud storage, it has both ordinary and secret chats, multi-platform availability, groups and supergroups, channels, bot functionality, as well as no advertising or additional premium content, and no subscription fees. Considering this wide array of beneficial features and its inherited security/privacy protocols, it's no wonder that it has made its way into the crypto world as a reliable communication/information medium and one of the most attractive media solutions for cryptocurrency developers, traders, and entrepreneurs.

Can Electroneum and Ravencoin Be The Next Crypto Giants? | UseTheBitcoin
Ravencoin (RVN) and Electroneum (ETN) could be the next crypto giants. Although not everyone knows about them, they have an incredible potential to change different industries. The cryptocurrency market currently has more than 2,000 different virtual currencies. RVN and ETN have the potential to continue growing in the coming years. These two virtual currencies, neither of them in the top 50 coins by market cap, could surprise crypto enthusiasts in the near future. The market has experienced an increased number of projects, but just a few of them was able to succeed. This is why it is important to see new teams and projects that have great proposals to improve the ecosystem.

Weiss Ratings Gives 'Buy' To Several Coins Including Ripple and Stellar | UseTheBitcoin
The independent financial rating company, Weiss Ratings has analysed over 3,000 different cryptocurrencies. The conclusion is that just four of them can be considered as a buy. Another 111 coins were rated. The information was released by Martin D. Weiss and Juan M. Villaverde in a blog post a few days ago. In the report released by Weiss Ratings, there are just four coins that were considered a buy. These tokens should have a mark of B- or higher. These coins were XRP, Stellar (XLM), EOS and Cardano (ADA). Both XRP and Stellar have received a good rating due to their transaction speeds. There are many companies using these coins to send and receive cross-border payments in a fast way. Indeed, they are faster than coins such as Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) or Ethereum (ETH).

Titles not entered by Crypto.BI are Copyright(©) their original authors.