Swell 2018 Kicks Off Tomorrow

The world’s leading experts on policy, payments and technology are already converging in San Francisco for Swell by Ripple. In less 24 hours, the event kicks off with President Bill Clinton’s keynote and opening remarks from CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Following these visionaries on stage are some of the biggest names in payments and technology including: Ed Metzger from Banco Santander; Tokunboh Ishmael from Alitheia Capital; Honorable Sunil Sabharwal from the IMF; Colin Dinn from Siam Commercial Bank; Prajit Nanu from InstaReM; and R.J. Pittman, former Chief Product Officer of eBay.…

Ripple Overtakes Ethereum Again With 7% Surge, Market Recovering

Over the past 24 hours, Ripple (XRP) has overtaken Ethereum once again with a 7 percent surge in price, achieving a market valuation of $24.28 billion. The market cap of Ethereum remains slightly below that of Ripple at $24.15 billion and based on the weak volume of XRP, it is likely that Ethereum will regain its position as the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the short-term. Ripple has taken over Ethereum on three occassions in 2018, all of which occured in the second half of September. Subsequent to recording a…

Sierra Leone, United Nations to Develop Blockchain Digital ID System

Two of the United Nation’s wings are joining hands with Sierra Leone government to build a blockchain-based ID system for their seven million people. The UN Capital Development Fund (UNDCF) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have entered into a partnership with  Kiva, a technology nonprofit. Kiva will lend its institutional protocol of the same name to implement the “Credit Bureau Of The Future.” It would allow Sierra Leone citizens to have complete and secure ownership of their identities, similar to blockchain assets in a decentralized network like that of…

This Meme Marketplace Uses Dummy Tokens to Draw Users in a Bear Market

Memes are a pretty important part of the crypto ecosystem – how else would crypto visionaries display their wit and sometimes passive aggressivity? It’s no wonder then that District0x’s Meme Factory is seeing quite the buzz. Not only did District0x raise $9 million in an initial coin offering last year, backed by Boost VC and CoinFund, to name a few, but holders of the ERC-20-based native token, DNT, are already making decisions about the project’s future. And that’s perhaps surprising since the application isn’t exactly live yet. Instead, holders of DNT…

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC/USD Remains in Uptrend Above $6,400

Key Points Bitcoin price failed to break the $6,800 resistance recently and declined against the US Dollar. There is a major bullish trend line in place with support at $6,400 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair must stay above the $6,400 and $6,380 support levels to remain in a positive zone. Bitcoin price is holding key supports against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could move higher once again as long as it is above the $6,400 support. Bitcoin Price Analysis This past week,…

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD Sighting Further Upsides

Key Points Bitcoin cash price gained traction and moved above the $500 barrier against the US Dollar. There is a key contracting triangle in place with support near $510 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to break higher towards the $575 and $600 levels in the near term. Bitcoin cash price is trading in a bullish zone above $500 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD may continue to find buyers on the downside near $500 and $480. Bitcoin Cash Price Decline…

Bitcoin is Reversing, 2 Catalysts Will Drive it Higher in 2018

Throughout 2018, Bitcoin has continued to record lower highs, testing major resistance levels at $10,000, $8,000 and $7,000. According to Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, the stability of Bitcoin at $6,000 regardless of its lower highs is optimistic. In early 2018, Fundstrat emphasized in a report that the $6,000 level will likely be held by Bitcoin in the mid-term because it is the breakeven point for miners. That means, miners that utilize electricity and mining equipment to verify transactions on the Bitcoin network can still generate some profit if the price of…

Bitcoin Price Rally Inbound in Q1 2019

Perennial bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz, founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, claims bitcoin is positioned for major growth now that institutions are investing in it and big compananies are starting to accept it. Novogratz told CNNMoney’s “Markets Now” that big companies like Microsoft and Starbucks are allowing customers to use bitcoin and that, in the short term, more institutions will invest for fear of missing out (FOMO). Novogratz, a former principal at Fortress Investment Group, last week said bitcoin would post a 30 percent increase by the end of the year…

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Reaches Key Support

Bitcoin price on Saturday found a key support area near $6,464 after closing on the same level the previous day. The BTC/USD today rose as much as 2.5 percent from the intraday low in an upside correction attempt. Yesterday, the pair had broken below a critical near-term ascending trendline to target 6466-fiat as its primary downside, as was predicted here. It was the same level at where traders went long towards 6500-6600-fiat area, causing a corrective bounce back. By the time the market reached the mid-European session, BTC/USD had established an…

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Under the Microscope

This past week saw a flurry of reports and analyses released by various agencies and companies, speculating on the roles — past and present — of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Two big names in the blockchain industry are being scrutinized as they attempt to grow, and we put two privacycoins, Monero and Zcash, under the microscope. Stay on top of the best stories in the bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Study Up! Study Argues Tether Wasn’t Used to Prop Up Bitcoin Price Blockchain’s Report Examines…