Bitcoin Price on Verge of Racing into Bull Market

Tom Lee made an extraordinary prediction in December, one that turned out to be false. He said Bitcoin would go way back over $10,000, which was an adjustment from an earlier prediction. Now, while Bitcoin trades sideways within a tight range but altcoins are experiencing a resurgence dubbed by Mati Greenspan as “alt-season,” Lee says another bull run is on the way. 2019 Will Be ‘Year about Repair’ for Bitcoin Speaking to CNBC, Lee said today: Join CCN for $19.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including…

House GOP Leader McCarthy Says US Govt. Must Go All-In on Blockchain

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is sounding a lot like a tech entrepreneur these days. In a plea before a select committee on March 12 introducing ideas for Congress to prioritize in the 21st century, the GOP leader made his case for integrating blockchain technology into the government’s day-to-day operations. Kevin McCarthy: U.S. Government Should Dive Head-First into Blockchain McCarthy fell short of proposing that they use a public crypto network such as Ethereum, for instance, suggesting instead that the U.S. government build its own blockchain. He is,…

Bitcoin (BTC) Set For $4,500 With Tether (USDT) Reserve Doubts

Bitcoin prices stable and bullish Suspicion around Tether reserves will likely benefit Bitcoin Participation levels low but could increase as demand picks up Tether is making headlines thanks to their latest update touching on their reserves. While Bitcoin prices are unresponsive, it is likely that BTC will react as investors get edgy liquidating their USDT. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals By rolling a service with the express purpose of sheltering crypto traders during times of uncertainty, investors as well as traders expect better from Tether. On many occasions, the state of…

Tether Updates Website, Says USDT Backed by “Reserves,” Not Just Cash

Tether just updated its website to clarify that each of its USDT tokens, which it used to claim were “always backed 1-to-1 with traditional currency,” are backed by assets other than fiat currency. Now, the website instead reassures its patrons that it’s always “100% backed by [its] reserves.” It clarifies this vague language, even legalistic language, by saying these reserves “include traditional currency and cash equivalents and, from time to time, may include other assets and receivables from loans made by Tether to third parties, which may include affiliated entities.”…

Blockstream’s Satellite Messaging API Is Now Available on Mainnet

Blockstream has launched its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) on mainnet. Essentially, this means users can now broadcast data via the company’s satellite network and pay with Lightning payments. No Internet? No Problem Blockstream’s satellite service was established with the aim of replacing the Bitcoin network’s dependence on land-based internet connections with actual satellites, thereby putting the network within reach of the world’s population. According to the blockchain-based startup, the satellite network makes 24-hour broadcasts of the Bitcoin network all over the world, ensuring that the blockchain is protected…

Anonymous user sends 0.0002 BTC and pays 1.99 BTC in Fees!

Some days ago, Ethereum World News reported that an anonymous user made several transactions from their personal wallet, with enormous fees. What at one point seemed to be a mistake soon gave rise to a strong debate after this practice was repeated several times throughout the day. On March 11, this unusual incident happened again, but this time with a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet, which sent less than a dollar in BTC, paying fees of near $7769. courtesy: Blockchain.com The information, available for verification in the block explorer of the Bitcoin…

Court Rules Quoine Exchange Liable for Reversing Bitcoin Trades Worth Millions

The Singapore International Commercial Court has ruled against cryptocurrency exchange Quoine after it reversed trades for a total of 3,092 bitcoins (BTC) by crypto market maker B2C2 two years ago. The court published a case summary Thursday, stating that it found Quoine liable for the “breach of contract and breach of trust” in reversing B2C2’s trades made at an “abnormal” exchange rate back in April 2017. B2C2 had made seven trades in which it sold ether (ETH) at an exchange rate of 10 BTC per token – approximately 250 times higher…

Bitcoin is Cheap Until April, We’ll Never See Price at $3,000 Again: Trader

Despite being down 80 percent from its all-time high, a fairly large number of investors are still cautious and shorting bitcoin in a low price range. Bitcoin shorts achieved a 3-week high earlier this week, demonstrating a  lack of confidence of investors in the cryptocurrency market in the near-term performance of bitcoin. 1-Month Price Chart of Bitcoin (Source: Coinmarketcap.com) But, according to a trader known to the cryptocurrency industry as “Galaxy,” bitcoin at $3,000 may be a rare opportunity that does not come again in the future. Why $3,000 For…

Crypto Platform DX.Exchange Adds Secondary Trading of Security Tokens

DX.Exchange, an Estonia-based platform that soft-launched in January, has opened its market to secondary trading of security tokens.  Announced today, the exchange now allows companies to list their security tokens previously issued on other platforms. Institutional investors in Europe can purchase the tokens on the exchange for fiat, bitcoin, ether, tether and XRP. However, to start with, only one such token will be listed on DX.Exchange – its native IGWT token. Eventually, the platform’s co-founder Daniel Skowronski told CoinDesk, the company will roll out its own technology for asset tokenization, but for now,…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Upside Break Inevitable Above $3,900

Bitcoin price is trading nicely above the $3,825 and $3,800 support levels against the US Dollar. The price is likely positioning for an upside break above the $3,880 and $3,900 resistance levels. Yesterday’s highlighted important bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $3,860 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could surge higher once it clears the $3,860 resistance and the 100 hourly SMA. Bitcoin price is setting up for the next key break against the US Dollar. BTC could either…