BitTorrent Token Is Already Nearly 6 Times Its ICO Price

The price of BitTorrent Token (BTT) is closing in on six times the price of its initial coin offering (ICO), which occurred just one week ago. 59.8 billion BTT tokens were sold through Binance’s token sale platform on Jan. 28 at a price of $0.00012 per token, according to sale information provided by the exchange. Up nearly 40 percent today alone, BTT is now trading at a considerably higher price of $0.000798 – representing a 565 percent increase from its ICO price, Coinmarketcap data reveals. That sale sold out in…

BTC Transaction Volumes “Very Low”

Bitcoin prices in range mode Lightning Network in beta but drawing interest Market participation is “very” low The recovery of Bitcoin prices depends on adoption levels and favorable regulations. While we are bullish, buyers are free to ramp up once we see strong gains above $3,800. Before then, traders should take a wait and see approach. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals There has been much debate around Bitcoin. Often, the discussion revolves around the ability of Bitcoin to perform as billed. That is to act as a peer to peer electronic…

Binance’s Crypto Winter Strategy: Build and Beef Up Partnerships

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has an ambitious mandate for its 400 employees in 2019: leverage industry partnerships to diversify the brand beyond its primary trading platform. Trust Wallet, which Binance acquired last summer, recently joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO), CoinDesk has learned. The coalition includes the exchange ShapeShift, and wallet startups BRD and MyCrypto, among many others. Guided by the foundation’s instigator, a Denver-based startup called Dapix, the coalition plans to build a protocol to standardize crypto wallet addresses across currencies and platforms. Boosters say this protocol could…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Primed For More Declines Below $3,350

Bitcoin price struggled to surpass the $3,500 resistance and declined sharply against the US Dollar. There was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support at $3,420 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is under pressure and it could continue to move down towards $3,350 or $3,300. Bitcoin price moved back in a bearish zone below $3,440 against the US Dollar. BTC price might correct a few points, but upsides are likely to face sellers near $3,440 or $3,475. Bitcoin…

SWIFT Announces PoC Gateway With R3, but Remains Overall Hesitant About Blockchain

On Jan. 30, major global banking payments network SWIFT announced it plans to launch a proof-of-concept (PoC) of a gateway — titled GPI Link — that will allow blockchain software firm R3 to connect to SWIFT’s Global Payments Innovation (GPI) payments from its platform. Therefore, SWIFT has made another step toward adopting blockchain, despite having expressed concerns over the technology’s maturity in the past. However, SWIFT’s competitors have already voiced their concerns, saying that the new system is not decentralized enough. Brief introduction to SWIFT’s relationship with blockchain SWIFT is…