Proposed Texas Bill Would Require ID Verification for Crypto Use

A bill proposed by the Texas legislature will require that all receivers of cryptocurrency in regular transactions verify the identity of the cryptocurrency sender before accepting any payment. If passed, the measure will go into effect on September 1, 2019. In its current form, the text of the bill itself is brief, providing very few clues as to how such an ambitious task will be carried out. Apart from definitions of basic terms, the bill’s most concrete requirement is that “before accepting payment by a digital currency, a person must…

Bitcoin Would Survive Recession, But Ethereum Might Crater: Tech VC

Bitcoin would survive a recession, while Ethereum would suffer and Ripple’s XRP would remain unaffected. That’s the prediction of Kyle Chapman, a partner with tech venture capital firm Cosimo Ventures. Chapman wrote in Barron’s that a recession would not hurt bitcoin because it’s decentralized and is mostly independent of the stock market’s cyclical undulations. Fed Chair: Relax, No Recession In 2019 Meanwhile, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell does not believe a U.S. recession will happen anytime soon. Other economists, like Allianz’s Mohamed El-Erian, agree. “The outlook for our economy is…

Ripple (XRP) Squeeze, A Major Breakout Is on the Cards

Ripple prices below 34 cents, in range mode JPM Coin not a threat, Brad Garlinghouse assures Transactional volumes low, averaging 14 million Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple Inc, is confident that JPM Coin private nature is not a threat to XRP. Even so, Ripple (XRP) prices are struggling and yet to breach the 34 cents mark. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals In a way, JPM Coin is a pioneer in that it is the first major, USD backed cryptocurrency issued by a major bank. Here’s why it is noteworthy. Aside…

Bitcoin News Summary – March 11, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Following the hashtag “DeleteCoinbase” campaign we reported on last week, the exchange announced on Monday that it will it fire all former the Hacking Team members it hired recently. These members were involved in selling malware to governments prior to starting a blockchain analytics company, which Coinbase acquired. Contributing to Binance Coin’s rise, Binance exchange announced that Argentina’s government will match investments into a blockchain accelerator program run by Binance Labs. It’s a sign of the state’s positive approach to…

Pro-Bitcoin Square Headlines London Stock Exchange’s Blockchain ETF

Invesco, an American firm, and Elwood, a British digital asset investment company, announced the launch of a blockchain ETF on the London Stock Exchange today. The exchange-traded fund features 48 companies with ties to the blockchain industry, including some – like Square – that have dabbled directly in the bitcoin or crypto space. Invesco & Elwood Team up for UK Blockchain ETF The London Stock Exchange just listed a blockchain ETF, providing investors with broad exposure to companies that are active in the crypto space, including Square and Overstock. |…

Spiking 50% Crypto Gains Will Eventually Fuel Bitcoin Price Surge

Throughout March, a handful of crypto assets and tokens have consistently outperformed Bitcoin, recording gains in the 50 percent to 100 percent range against the U.S. dollar. 1-Month Chart of Enjin Coin (Source: Coinmarketcap.com) Due to the reported partnership between Samsung and Enjin, for instance, Enjin Coin and other cryptocurrencies related to the project such as Kyber Network and Bancor demonstrated a significant increase in value. Bitcoin Price Will Benefit From It According to cryptocurrency trader Josh Rager, based on the historical trend of the cryptocurrency market, the price surge…

Taking Long Positions in Bitcoin is Comfortable: Former BoA Trader

Taking long positions in Bitcoin should be comfortable for traders, according to Naeem Aslam. The former equity trader with the Bank of America said Thursday that he would purchase bitcoin if the crypto-asset compliments a crucial technical indicator. Dubbed as Moving Average, it allows traders to calculate an average asset value for a given period after removing noisy price movements. Should you buy #Bitcoin now? Here is a methodological approach which can help you.$XRP token is still holding above 0.30 and it shows bears are running out of steam pic.twitter.com/Hvi0zatQCK…

Bitcoin Fundamentals Boom Amid Crypto Winter: Why Hasn’t BTC Caught Up?

Bitcoin Fundamentals Still Better Than Ever It isn’t a secret that the fundamentals of the cryptocurrency space are looking rather hot. Spencer Bogart of Blockchain Capital told Bloomberg TV that this nascent space is still rife with innovation, talent, and capital. The prominent crypto investor explained that the levels of entrepreneurial talent and institutional interest hasn’t ceded with the Bitcoin price, leading him to determine that this ecosystem is far from dead in the water. He even remarked that from a macro point of view, with rising debt levels, copious…

With Highest Crypto Volume Since 2017, Analyst Awaits Bitcoin (BTC) Bounce

Crypto Market Sees Exploding Volume  At long last, the crypto market has started to undergo drastic fluctuations. Following weeks of remaining in a lull-esque state, Bitcoin (BTC) broke out of its bear market shell in early-February, posting gains backed by notable levels of volume. While a substantial amount of time has passed since the aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies pushed from $110 billion to $122 billion in a day’s time, volumes have remained strong, as this nascent market continues to see rapid price action. In fact, Live Coin Watch reports that…