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SHA-256 Mining Hashrate Climbs Significantly in One Year

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

Over the last year, SHA-256 mining, the process that’s used to find blocks on both the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks, alongside a slew of other cryptocurrencies, has grown exponentially. Digital asset trading markets have been in a slump over the last eight months of 2018, but the bearish sentiment has not […]The post SHA-256 Mining Hashrate Climbs Significantly in One Year appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Mining|BTC|Trading|Market
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Valuation of Crypto Market Slightly Declines But Bitcoin Price Shows Stability

ccn | 08-19-2018

In the past 24 hours, the valuation of the crypto market has dropped slightly by $2 billion, from $215 billion to $213 billion, as the Bitcoin price and Ethereum price demonstrated stability. Most major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, EOS, and Ethereum recorded decent gains in the range of 1 to 5 percent. Tokens includingThe post Valuation of Crypto Market Slightly Declines But Bitcoin Price Shows Stability appeared first on CCN

Categories: BTC|Trading|Market|ETH|XRP
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Five Reasons to Be Excited About the Finney Smartphone (SIRIN LABS’ Ambitious Blockchain Phone)

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

This article talks about SIRIN LABS's upcoming $1000 blockchain smartphone, the Finney (named after computer scientist Hal Finney, the second-ever user of Bitcoin), and gives five reasons to be excited about this ambitious project.

Categories: Blockchain|BTC
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Hodler’s Digest, August 13-19: Joseph Lubin Embraces Crypto Bubbles, While Playboy Gets Impatient for Blockchain

cointelegraph | 08-19-2018

Playboy has entered litigation in order to get its blockchain payment services up and running, and Joseph Lubin sees crypto bubbles as bringing more developers into the space

Categories: Blockchain
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UAE’s Adab Solutions Launches First Islamic Crypto Exchange

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Adab Solutions has launched the First Islamic Crypto Exchange (FICE) and will be launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in September 2018. The exchange is going to run on the standards set by the Shariah Advisory Board and is expected to revolutionize the perception with which the whole Islamic world views the cryptocurrency market. Announced...The post UAE’s Adab Solutions Launches First Islamic Crypto Exchange appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

Categories: Exchange|ICO|BTC|Market
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Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency to Watch Porn

ccn | 08-19-2018

Tube8, an adult entertainment platform, is adopting blockchain and tokenization technologies in order to reward visitors with cryptocurrency for watching videos on their website. Porn Site Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency To effect this process, the Pornhub subsidiary is partnering with blockchain platform Vice Industry Token (VIT) for the total tokenization of the website.The post Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency to Watch Porn appeared first on CCN

Categories: Blockchain|Mining|ICO
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Despite Market Gains on the Day, Bitcoin Remains Below $6,500, Ethereum Loses $300 Support

cointelegraph | 08-19-2018

Market momentum builds amongst top altcoins, but Bitcoin slips below $6,500 and Ethereum fails to hold $300 support

Categories: Market|BTC|ETH|Altcoin|LTC
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Could Gaming Be The Key To Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption?

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

There are currently thousands of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects racing to design a product in their respective sectors that will have real-world use cases and the potential to achieve mass adoption. Could gaming become the means by which these important technologies diffuse into society and everyday life?  Gaming: A Brief ‘Then and Now’ Gaming has changed drastically over the course of my 30-year-old life. I’m not really talking about the graphics or storylines, but moreRead MoreThe post Could Gaming Be The Key To Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption? appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: Blockchain
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Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Crypto Market Slump Won’t Curtail Growth

ccn | 08-19-2018

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin said that he does not see the recent slump in cryptocurrency prices as a constraint to growth in the market. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Lubin said the collapse in prices is not a new development as it has always been present in the “blockchain ecosystem since 2009 when BitcoinThe post Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Crypto Market Slump Won’t Curtail Growth appeared first on CCN

Categories: Market|ETH
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EOS Long-term Price Analysis

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Unlike most other cryptocurrencies, EOS didn’t plummet against the US dollar this week, but instead moved in a ranging outlook. Noticeably, on Aug. 17, the cryptocurrency saw a strong spike in its price that helped it touch the 14-day SMA’s trendline.

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Libellum: Offering Instant Supplier Verification Through Blockchain Technology

ccn | 08-19-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post Libellum: Offering Instant Supplier Verification Through Blockchain Technology appeared first on CCN

Categories: ICO|Blockchain|Technology|Sponsored
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Blockchain Company Skycoin Looking to Break into the Korean Market

ccn | 08-19-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned … ContinuedThe post Blockchain Company Skycoin Looking to Break into the Korean Market appeared first on CCN

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44% of American Executives Think “Blockchain Is Overhyped”, Deloitte Survey Finds

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

New indicators point to corporate executives starting to wisen up to the notion that so-called blockchain technology is some kind of cure-all drug for their industries that they can just extract from Bitcoin and drop the cryptocurrency behind. The latest example of this is a recent survey by Deloitte, showing that 44% of American executives […]The post 44% of American Executives Think “Blockchain Is Overhyped”, Deloitte Survey Finds appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Blockchain|Technology
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Half Of Remaining Unmined Bitcoin ‘Already Spoken For’ – CoinShares CEO

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

UK cryptocurrency investment products and research firm CoinShares’ has called for Bitcoin to get a “new narrative” to drive consumer interest and lift prices to new highs. Bitcoin To Pull An Amazon? In a series of tweets and a Medium post August 17, CEO Ryan Radloff explained how Bitcoin could follow in the footsteps of companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, whose shares deflated in the year 2000 then exploded to new heights over aRead MoreThe post Half Of Remaining Unmined Bitcoin ‘Already Spoken For’ – CoinShares CEO appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: BTC|Market
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Ethereum (ETH) Long-term Price Analysis

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

Ethereum has been experiencing depreciation against the US dollar this week. The cryptocurrency kept declining until Aug. 15, at which point it started correcting upwards

Categories: ETH|Market|Trading|Fiat
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Two of South Korea’s Biggest Institutions in New Blockchain Partnership

financemagnates | 08-19-2018

Shinhan Bank and Korea Telecom Corporation will be developing the 'Future Internet'.

Categories: Blockchain|Asia|Fiat
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Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Says It’s Adding 50k Users Per Day

ccn | 08-19-2018

Cryptocurrency wallet Blockchain is adding up 50,000 users a day amidst the ongoing crypto market downturn. Posting on his Twitter account, Blockchain CEO and Cofounder Peter Smith made the claim in a tweet that also appeared to take a shot at Coinbase. Defying the Downturn Responding to a Bloomberg interview with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong where heThe post Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Says It’s Adding 50k Users Per Day appeared first on CCN

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|Market
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Exclusive Interview: Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Talks Blockchain, Reveals Upcoming Involvement with Crypto Startup

themerkle | 08-19-2018

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, is a computer engineer and inventor responsible for the creation of the Apple I computer as well as a primary contributor to the Apple II. He played arguably the biggest role in the personal computer revolution, and is a forefather of the third technological revolution, which ushered in the era […]

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|ETH
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Ripple Adds 3 New Crypto Exchange Partners to xRapid

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Ripple announces that it has signed partnerships with 3 cryptocurrency exchanges: Bittrex, Coins.ph, and Bitso. The partnership focuses on the use of Ripple’s product, xRapid, that allows conversion of XRP tokens into fiat currencies and makes cross-border transactions seamless and quick. According to Ripple’s press release, published August 16th, the company signed a partnership with...The post Ripple Adds 3 New Crypto Exchange Partners to xRapid appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

Categories: XRP|Exchange|BTC|ICO|Fiat
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September Could be a Critical Month For The Crypto Industry.

cryptopotato | 08-19-2018

The crypto markets are still on a recovery phase after a short dip in the last few weeks. The end of next month, however, holds a lot of possibilities for the crypto space as some significant events that would affect the direction of the industry to a great extent have been scheduled to take place. […]The post September Could be a Critical Month For The Crypto Industry. appeared first on CryptoPotato.

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Prolific Bitcoin Dealer ‘Blew a Giant Hole’ Through US Legal Framework

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

A Mexico-based “prolific bitcoin dealer” has been indicted and held without bond in the US on a number of international money laundering charges. He used Bitfinex for his exchange needs after Coinbase closed his account. His “activities ‘blew a giant hole’ through the legal framework of U.S. anti-money laundering laws,” the Department of Justice wrote. […]The post Prolific Bitcoin Dealer ‘Blew a Giant Hole’ Through US Legal Framework appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: BTC|Regulation|Exchange|Asia
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To Canonical or Not Canonical, That’s the Bitcoin Cash Question

trustnodes | 08-19-2018

Among many discussions in Bitcoin Cash, which is to have a protocol upgrade this November, stands the question of whether canonical transaction ordering should be implemented, or indeed whether it...The post To Canonical or Not Canonical, That’s the Bitcoin Cash Question appeared first on Trustnodes.

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Crypto Market Drops Over 3% After Bitcoin Fails to Breach $6,600 Resistance

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

The cryptocurrency ecosystem recently lost over $7 billion, going from over $220 billion to about $213 billion at press time, after bitcoin failed to breach the $6,600 resistance it attempted to breach earlier this month, on August 15.

Categories: BTC|Market
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Venezuela’s Currency Devalued By 96% as Maduro Announces New Crypto-Pegged Forex Rate

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new single exchange rate for the bolivar that’s pegged to the Petro virtual currency. Under the new guidelines, one Petro would equal $60 dollars, which means the nation’s currency is essentially devalued by 96 percent.  Amid immense political and economic turmoil in the South American nation, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recently proclaimed a variety of economic overhauls during a speech broadcast on state television. The socialist leaderRead MoreThe post Venezuela’s Currency Devalued By 96% as Maduro Announces New Crypto-Pegged Forex Rate appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Categories: Regulation|Exchange|Commodity
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Wall Street Demand For Crypto Rises as Exchange Activity Thrives in Bear Market

newsbtc | 08-19-2018

The interest of Wall Street firms towards opportunities in crypto custody and asset management has continued to increase despite the 80 percent correction the market experienced in 2018. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analysts refuted recent reports about the struggle of cryptocurrency exchanges and stated that digital asset trading platforms have been recording solid volumes,...The post Wall Street Demand For Crypto Rises as Exchange Activity Thrives in Bear Market appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Crypto Hedge Fund Partner: 90% of Binance’s Employees Choose to Get Paid in Is BNB Token

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

TechCrunch founder and XRP-denominated cryptoasset hedge fund partner Michael Arrington has recently revealed that 90% of the employees at leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance get paid in the company’s native Binance Coin (BNB) token.

Categories: Exchange|ICO
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Crypto Trading 101: An Introduction to Support and Resistance

coindesk | 08-19-2018

Support and resistance levels help identify areas of supply and demand, and are an important aspect of price charts for traders to understand.

Categories: Trading|Market
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Best Quotes About Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies (Volume 1)

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

This article is volume 1 of our compilation of some of the best quotes about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

coindesk | 08-19-2018

The U.K. is on the cusp of leaving the E.U., sparking concern for blockchain startups working within a government-run regulatory sandbox.

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The Weekly: McAfee’s Doomed Wallet, Altcoin Panic, Binance Launches Fiat-to-Crypto

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported on McAfee’s “Doomed” wallet, a panic in the altcoin markets, Binance’s new fiat-to-crypto platform in Liechtenstein and much more. The most commented-on article during the week covered a situation in the UK, where banks are targeting cryptocurrency owners – having their assets frozen and accounts […]The post The Weekly: McAfee’s Doomed Wallet, Altcoin Panic, Binance Launches Fiat-to-Crypto appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Altcoin|Exchange|BTC|Market
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Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Open Blockchain Platform

ccn | 08-19-2018

JD.com, China’s largest retailer and e-commerce provider, has deployed an open blockchain platform to enable customers to have their own blockchain solutions to improve the transparency, efficiency and security of their operations, the company announced on its corporate blog. The JD Blockchain Open Platform expands the company’s Retail as a Service and will allow customersThe post Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Open Blockchain Platform appeared first on CCN

Categories: Blockchain|Asia
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Firm Behind First Blockchain ETFs Launches $100 Million Crypto Hedge Fund

financemagnates | 08-19-2018

Reality Shares of California has attracted around $100 million worth of new business since launching its exchange-traded funds.

Categories: Blockchain|BTC|Regulation|Business
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Market Watch August 19

cryptopotato | 08-19-2018

Bitcoin and Ethereum Bitcoin continues to hold a position within the range of $6,000 – $6,500. At the time of writing, the world’s largest cryptocurrency trades at $6,361, losing 1.90% in the last 24 hours trading period, a little drop caused by the volatile crypto markets. Ethereum, on the other hand, still battles at $296, […]The post Market Watch August 19 appeared first on CryptoPotato.

Categories: Market|BTC|ETH|Trading
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Welcome to ‘Bitcoin Purgatory’

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

Bitcoin seemed on the verge of a breakout above $6,650 but a failed third attempt, followed by a lack of buying interest has given bears an opportunity to snatch back control and it looks like BTC has dropped a shelf for a bit of sideways trading in the $6,200 – $6,400 range. Bitcoin Price Market Overview Earlier this week on CNBC Fast Money, host Melissa Lee described the narrow channel between $6k and $7k asRead MoreThe post Bitcoin Price Analysis: Welcome to ‘Bitcoin Purgatory’ appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Crypto Week In Review: The Market Remains Tumultuous Even Amid Bullish News

newsbtc | 08-19-2018

While investors entered this past week expecting for the crypto market to fall further, it has become apparent that the market has temporarily staved off a move lower. Whether this recovery was a result of positive fundamentals or just a “dead cat bounce” remains to be seen. Nonetheless, this week has had its fair share...The post Crypto Week In Review: The Market Remains Tumultuous Even Amid Bullish News appeared first on NewsBTC.

Categories: Market|Trading|BTC|ETH|ETC
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Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 to Reward Users with Crypto for Watching Porn

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Tube8, a subsidiary of one of the most popular adult film websites, Pornhub, has announced plans to put its entire platform on the blockchain. The popular adult streaming video website is partnering with Vice Industry Token (VIT) and plans to reward users with VIT tokens for watching porn. According to Hard Fork, Tube8 is teaming...The post Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 to Reward Users with Crypto for Watching Porn appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

Categories: Mining|ICO|BTC|Blockchain
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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC/USD Failed Again Near $6,600, Now What?

newsbtc | 08-19-2018

Key Points Bitcoin price rebounded and moved above the $6,400 level, but it failed near $6,600 against the US Dollar. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $6,460 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains in a broad range between $6,000...The post Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC/USD Failed Again Near $6,600, Now What? appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH/USD’s Upsides Capped Near $320

newsbtc | 08-19-2018

Key Highlights ETH price corrected higher recently and traded above $310 and $315 against the US Dollar. There is a key connecting bearish trend line in place with current resistance at $311 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair has to break the $311 and the $320 resistance levels for...The post Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH/USD’s Upsides Capped Near $320 appeared first on NewsBTC.

Categories: Trading|ETH|Market|Fiat
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UK Cryptocurrency Startups Suffer Dwindling Fortunes Amidst Market Decline

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

Cryptocurrency startups in the United Kingdom are struggling in 2018. The fringe benefits that came with changing a company’s name to reflect an interest in blockchain technology seems to have all but disappeared. “Cryptomania” is at its Lowest Ebb In the last months of 2017, cryptomania gripped large swaths of the global business scene. With ICOs raking in hundreds of millions of dollars and cryptocurrencies reaching new all-time highs, the emerging market became the focusRead MoreThe post UK Cryptocurrency Startups Suffer Dwindling Fortunes Amidst Market Decline appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Pantera Working to Raise $175 Million for New Blockchain Venture Fund

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Crypto-focused investment firm, Pantera Capital, has stated that it is hoping to raise $175 million for its next venture, and are reportedly more than half-way there already. Being at the forefront of cryptocurrency advancement is expensive work, just ask Paul Veradittakit, firm partner at Pantera Capital. According to Tech Crunch, one of the industry’s biggest investment...The post Pantera Working to Raise $175 Million for New Blockchain Venture Fund appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

Categories: ICO|Blockchain|BTC|XRP|Regulation
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Crypto Market Loses $9 Billion in Hours as Tokens Drop 10% on Average

ccn | 08-19-2018

In merely three hours, the crypto market has lost more than $9 billion of its valuation, as the price of tokens and small market cap cryptocurrencies dropped substantially. Tokens Plunge 10% Off of 2% Decline of Bitcoin After demonstrating a relatively strong corrective rally, the crypto market saw a decline in the value of tokens,The post Crypto Market Loses $9 Billion in Hours as Tokens Drop 10% on Average appeared first on CCN

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Korea Roundup: Mongolian Government Visits Bithumb, New BTM, Hardware Wallet

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

In South Korea, Bithumb was visited by officials of the Mongolian government. Upbit is offering free training leading up to its developer conference. A public company has unveiled a hardware wallet as it enters the crypto space. Meanwhile, hacked crypto exchange Coinrail has launched an international service for non-Korean customers, and a US bitcoin ATM […]The post Korea Roundup: Mongolian Government Visits Bithumb, New BTM, Hardware Wallet appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD Holding Key Support at $540

newsbtc | 08-19-2018

Key Points Bitcoin cash price recovered and moved above the $520 and $540 resistance levels against the US Dollar. There is a major contracting triangle forming with support near $545 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair has to stay above the $545 and $540 support levels to...The post Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD Holding Key Support at $540 appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Failing to Surpass Resistance

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

Cryptocurrency prices have seen some recovery after our last markets update four days ago when a large majority of digital assets lost quite a bit of value. Since then, and more so over the last 48 hours, the entire crypto-economy capitalization ($216B) has gained roughly $20B. The action yesterday was more bullish as most of […]The post Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Failing to Surpass Resistance appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Categories: Market|BTC|Trading|ETH|XRP
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ETN vs. ETF: Which Is the Investor’s Dream?

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

The fact that an ETN from Stockholm is now targeting the U.S. market may sound like a win, but it's a far cry from the big ETF prize

Categories: Market|Regulation|Altcoin
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Decentralized Crypto Exchange AirSwap Launches OTC Market to ‘Unlock New World of Liquidity’

ccn | 08-18-2018

Decentralized exchange AirSwap is launching the framework for over-the-counter (OTC) trading product for mainnet rollout. In an update posted on its website, AirSwap said the new product would be available “exclusively to a private beta group.” Founded in 2017, AirSwap became known for offering frictionless peer-to-peer trades for ERC20 tokens to a group of primarilyThe post Decentralized Crypto Exchange AirSwap Launches OTC Market to ‘Unlock New World of Liquidity’ appeared first on CCN

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Cryptocurrency Miners Ignore the Bitcoin Price Fall, Focus on Expansion Instead

bitcoinist | 08-18-2018

The recent decline in cryptocurrency prices has cast a shadow on several aspects of the digital currencies space. However, one area where this bearish outlook has not extended to is cryptocurrency mining.  The Hash Factor is an Indicator According to a report from Bloomberg, bitcoin mining has remained profitable for some miners who have improved their investments and efficiencies in the space — even against the continued bitcoin price drops. One of the indicators ofRead MoreThe post Cryptocurrency Miners Ignore the Bitcoin Price Fall, Focus on Expansion Instead appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Testing the Newly Transformed Non-Custodial Coinbase Wallet

bitcoin.com | 08-18-2018

A while back, the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase announced the launch of an ethereum-based wallet called Toshi. The application was a private and secure messaging platform tethered to a non-custodial ETH wallet. Now Coinbase has decided to revamp the application and Toshi will become the ‘Coinbase Wallet’ which will not only offer ETH and it’s […]The post Testing the Newly Transformed Non-Custodial Coinbase Wallet appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Crypto Markets See Slight Slump, Ethereum Fails to Hold $300 Support

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Crypto markets suffer another slump, with Ethereum and Ethereum Classic wavering following last week’s gains

Categories: ETH|Market|XMR|XRP|Altcoin