Crypto Week In Review: Fidelity, Goldman Sachs Adopt Crypto Custody

To say that these past seven days were bullish for crypto would likely be an understatement. Fidelity and Goldman Sachs, two prominent Wall Street giants, doubled-down on their cryptocurrency efforts, while already-established companies in this industry continued their unbridled expansion efforts. But, if the crypto industry had a bullish week, why didn’t prices react positively? Well, … Continue reading Crypto Week In Review: Fidelity, Goldman Sachs Adopt Crypto Custody

Block School: Basic Blockchain Theory and Cryptoeconomics

BLOCK SCHOOL Here at NewsBTC we believe that education and knowledge is fundamental to the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies and growth of the blockchain industry. We will be expanding our education section by delving deeper into some of the machinations and technology behind the blocks. Our weekly articles aim to provide a greater understanding of … Continue reading Block School: Basic Blockchain Theory and Cryptoeconomics

Prominent CEO: Bitcoin Isn’t Digital Gold Yet, But $10,000 Is Still Possible

Over the decade-long history of Bitcoin, the popular digital asset has been called everything from a money launder’s tool to the first-ever truly global currency. But, although Bitcoin’s definition has undoubtedly changed over the years due to the whims of investors and industry leaders, many still believe that BTC is on the cusp of becoming digital gold … Continue reading Prominent CEO: Bitcoin Isn’t Digital Gold Yet, But $10,000 Is Still Possible

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC/USD Above $6,500 Could Accelerate Gains

Key Points Bitcoin price declined recently and tested the $6,350 support level against the US Dollar. There was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $6,410 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is facing a solid resistance near the $6,480 and $6,500 levels. … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC/USD Above $6,500 Could Accelerate Gains

Cryptocurrency Market Update: All Quiet During Sunday Trading

FOMO Moments Markets are sleeping again this weekend; only Veritaseum and Ravencoin going anywhere. Sunday has seen a small upward shift in crypto markets as predicted in yesterday’s market update. With a series of small higher lows over the past 24 hours market capitalization has crept back over $210 billion. Bitcoin has climbed back over … Continue reading Cryptocurrency Market Update: All Quiet During Sunday Trading

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH/USD Near Make-or-Break Levels

Key Highlights ETH price declined recently below the $200 level before buyers emerged near $196 against the US Dollar. There is a major bullish trend line with support at $201 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair must clear the $207 hurdle and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours) to … Continue reading Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH/USD Near Make-or-Break Levels

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD Primed for More Upsides

Key Points Bitcoin cash price declined sharply, but it found support near the $420 level against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $435 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair may well continue to move higher once there … Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD Primed for More Upsides

Japanese Consortium to Research Direct Trading of Electricity with Blockchain

A Japanese consortium is to research the use of blockchain technology to determine the price of surplus electricity generated by photovoltaic power generation, and a new system capable of direct trading. Japan Unisys to Build Blockchain Platform to Facilitate Trading of Electricity A partnership between the University of Tokyo, IT company Japan Unisys, electric utility Kansai … Continue reading Japanese Consortium to Research Direct Trading of Electricity with Blockchain

Is Demand For Bitcoin Mining in Decline? Chip Maker Slashes Target

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest dedicated independent chipmaker, has predicted a drop in demand from the cryptocurrency mining community in the fourth quarter this year. The growth target of 7 to 9 percent was slashed to 6.5 percent partly due to the demand dynamics of bitcoin miners. Crypto Mining Demand For TSMC … Continue reading Is Demand For Bitcoin Mining in Decline? Chip Maker Slashes Target

Major Online Rental Platform Allows Users to be Paid in Ripple

Omni, the online item rental and storage management startup, is now allowing its users to get paid in Ripple, capitalizing off of the cryptocurrency boom. The addition of the XRP payment method comes after the startup raised $25 million in XRP this past January. The company will be paying users out of their own stash … Continue reading Major Online Rental Platform Allows Users to be Paid in Ripple