Bitcoin Price Analysis: Short Squeeze Imminent as Bearish Pressure Weakens

Summary: Following unconfirmed claims by the NYC Attorney General regarding Bitfinex and Tether’s insolvency, the bitcoin market had a knee jerk reaction that caused us to retest macro support. However, this pullback barely made a scratch on the market structure as we didn’t manage to break our trend of higher lows. The move was swift, but after a few days of sideways consolidation, the market is now seeing a retest of macro resistance in the $5,300 level. So far, the market has yet to reclaim the broken support, but the…

4 Billion Crypto Adopters Will Outnumber Internet Users, Predicts Binance CEO

By CCN.com: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao boldly claims that cryptocurrency will reach more users than the internet in a matter of years. His wildly bullish prediction suggests that over 4 billion people on the planet will use crypto in the near future. In a few years, there will be more users in #crypto than there are users for internet today. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 30, 2019 Crypto: bigger than the internet Current estimates suggest that 58 percent of the global population have access to the internet. That’s a total…

“Publicly Traded Crypto Exchange” Bitcoin Generation Hit by SEC Sanctions

An official announcement published on April 29, 2019, has revealed that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has temporarily suspended the trading of shares in Bitcoin Generation (BTGN), a blockchain-based company out of Oklahoma. The company also operates a crypto exchange platform that supports popular cryptocurrencies, and it bills itself as the “first publicly traded cryptocurrency exchange.” Specifically, the regulator pointed out inaccuracies with information relating to a bond purchased by BTGN from a U.K.-based entity, as well as its stock valuation and the status of its financial…

English Soccer Club Launches Blockchain Fan Token

English Premier League soccer team West Ham United turns to blockchain to launch its own token. The “fan token,” powered by Socios.com will allow West Ham’s 40 million supporters to vote on club decisions and gain access to exclusive rewards. The fan token initiative has already been adopted by Juventus and Paris St. Germaine and comes during a wave of mainstream blockchain adoption. Just this week, Jaguar Land Rover inked a deal with cryptocurrency platform IOTA.  West Ham United is proud to announce a partnership with @socios, the blockchain-based fan…

ErisX Launches Crypto Spot Market on Heels of New $20 Million Raise

Aspiring crypto derivatives provider ErisX took one step closer to its ultimate goal Tuesday with the launch of a spot market. The exchange announced that it will immediately support dollar trading pairs with bitcoin, bitcoin cash, litecoin and ethereum, as well as bitcoin trading pairs with the other three cryptocurrencies at launch. While ErisX has a number of firms looking to trade on its platform at launch, it did not disclose any names. Chief strategy officer Matt Trudeau told CoinDesk that, at launch, ErisX’s platform will include both its exchange…

Bitfinex Is Planning to Issue an Exchange Token, Shareholder Says

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex may soon issue a proprietary exchange token, according to a shareholder of the platform claiming knowledge of the plan. Dong Zhao, a well-known over-the-counter trader in China who holds a stake in Bitfinex, who first announced the news on Weibo, told CoinDesk that the exchange is indeed planning the issuance, although the “details are not 100 percent confirmed.” Bitfinex has not responded to a CoinDesk request for comment as of press time. It’s unclear at this stage how the plan would play out or what…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Flirts With Key Resistance: Upside Break Possible

Bitcoin price is facing a strong resistance near the $5,150 and $5,160 levels against the US Dollar. The price must break the $5,160 and $5,200 levels to start a strong rebound. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $5,160 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely preparing for the next break either above $5,200 or towards $4,950. Bitcoin price is trading near a couple of important hurdles against the US Dollar. BTC seems to be preparing for…

Rakuten Taps Chinese Blockchain Firm for $60 Billion Authenticity Market

By CCN: In 2008, at least 54,000 Chinese babies suffered after ingesting formula that had been contaminated. Demand for safe products has grown year over year, every year, since then. Companies like blockchain-centric Techrock have capitalized on this market by finding unique solutions to the authenticity problem. Techrock uses the blockchain to track every step of a product’s lifecycle and rewards consumers for verifying it through their mobile phones. Chinese Consumers Increasingly Willing to Pay a Premium for Authentic Imported Food In China, it is reportedly difficult to get authentic…

Aston Plaza | First Major Crypto-bought Real Estate on Hold

A cryptocurrency venture under construction in Dubai has reportedly been put on hold. British Baroness and multi-million dollar crypto entrepreneur, Michelle Mone, had begun a real estate project called Aston Plaza, which broke ground in 2017. However, citing government inspectors to the site, the project has stopped at only 25% completion. Aston Plaza The $325 million project consisted of two complexes making up 1,300 luxury apartments. At least 150 of those were planned to be sold in Bitcoin. This was the first major development of this size to be available…

Crypto Adoption | Russia Testing and Finland Regulating

The crypto world has continued to grow each passing day, and the industry is closer to global crypto adoption judging from the events and developments of the last week of April. Crypto Adoption: Russia Opens Four Regions The Russian Federation has indicated that it is opening four regions in the country to test cryptocurrency. This is a significant milestone towards crypto adoption around the world. The Federation will test crypto innovations in regions that are not under the purview of the current regulations. A bill drafted by the Economy Ministry of…