Bitcoin Fees Hit 3-Year Low as Lightning Network, SegWit Help BTC Scale

Bitcoin’s transaction fees have recently hit a low they hadn’t seen in over three years, as according to BitInfoCharts the median transaction fee on the flagship cryptocurrency’s network is just $0.029. As pointed out by cryptocurrency community researcher Kevin Rooke on Twitter, the Bitcoin network hadn’t had fees this low since October 2015, when it was trading at about $270. Bitcoin tx fees just hit their lowest level in over 3 years! Jan 1, 2019:Median Bitcoin tx fee = $0.02Total transactions = 234,576 Oct 13, 2015:Median Bitcoin tx fee =…

Fake News Site Promotes Bitcoin With Image of Ex-New Zealand PM

An alleged fake news website released a crypto-related article employing the image of former New Zealand prime minister John Key, local media outlet Stuff reported Jan. 5. The ad reportedly promoted Bitcoin (BTC) and a company called “Crypto Revolt,” which is allegedly a cloned scam site. The article further explains that the advertisement imitates a Stuff business news page and “purports to interview John Key on his enthusiasm for Bitcoin.” Moreover, in place of the Stuff logo there is an “NZ Times” logo, and all the links reportedly lead to…

Analyst Willy Woo Says Bears Still Have the Upper Hand

The Bitcoin price dropped almost 80% over the year, dragging the crypto market with it. Short-term bulls believe the market could be ripe for a bullish run. They cite the steady increase in Bitcoin’s trade volumes and transaction rate. Researcher and cryptocurrency analyst Willy Woo believes this might not be the case. In a set of tweets, Woo argues that the on-chain volumes are just too little for a sustained run. He cites volatility as a reason for the increased on-chain volume seen in recent weeks. “The initial volume spike false…

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC Approaching Significant Break

Key Points Bitcoin price failed to gain momentum above $3,900 and declined recently against the US Dollar. There is a major contracting triangle formed with support at $3,765 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is approaching the next significant break either above $3,850 or below $3,750. Bitcoin price is trading near important support levels against the US Dollar. BTC/USD may soon make the next move either above $4,000 or below $3,500. Bitcoin Price Analysis This past week, bitcoin price moved higher above…