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The crypto markets continued to mount a recovery this week, brushing aside fears of a possible lull ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday. At the close of the seven-day session, the total value of all cryptocurrencies is being reported at $471 billion by data source CoinMarketCap, up 22.65 percent from $384 billion seen last …

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Bitcoin cash has rallied more than 96 percent from recent lows, but still remains trapped in a bearish pattern, the technical charts indicate. As of writing, bitcoin cash (BCH) is trading at $1,500, as per data source CoinMarketCap. The world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has appreciated by 11 percent in the last 24 hours, …

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Having found weak hands above the $10,200 mark in Asian hours, bitcoin has slipped back into four figures. The cryptocurrency rose above $10,000 at 17:29 UTC yesterday, but ran into offers at $10,218 and dropped to $9,865.29 at 21:59 UTC. Another attempt to score gains above the $10,000 mark ran out of steam at a …

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It was around midnight, January 31, when K. received an email from Coinbase containing a 1099 tax form. That was strange enough – K. certainly didn’t expect a cryptocurrency exchange to be a conduit for government documents. Then K. looked at how much Coinbase said he owed money on: $2.4 million. “I initially freaked out, considering …

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The recovery of the crypto market is looking stronger by the day, and litecoin is leading the way. As of writing, the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies stands at $466 billion – the highest level since Feb. 2, and a 68 percent rise from the low of $276 billion seen on Feb. 6. The …

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Having hit two-week highs, bitcoin is now aiming for the $10,000 mark and beyond, but further gains may be transient, the charts indicate. Bitcoin (BTC) picked up bid yesterday following a bullish breakout on charts and rose above $9,000 in a convincing manner. The cryptocurrency moved higher to $9,961 today – the highest level since …

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Tom Goldenberg is chief technology officer at Commandiv, a combined stock and crypto trading platform providing investors with automated trade recommendations and rebalancing tools.  The New York Times economist Paul Krugman keeps bashing bitcoin. Why would you trade such a volatile asset, he asks, if it lacks fundamentals? “So, bitcoin just lost half its value. Where does …

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Credit rating service Moody’s said Wednesday that it doesn’t believe the launch of bitcoin futures will hurt the creditworthiness of either CME or Cboe. Moody’s published the report earlier today, a move that comes nearly two months after the exchanges first moved to list the derivative products. The 11-page release argues that the combination of risk …

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Litecoin (LTC) is putting on a show today amid news a group of developers may seek to fork its blockchain, the fifth-largest by total value. The cryptocurrency was last seen changing hands at $216, a one-month high, according to data service CoinMarketCap. Overall, LTC has appreciated by 29 percent in the last 36 hours, up over 100 …

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Japan’s Coincheck exchange reinstated Japanese yen withdrawals yesterday and investors are already flocking to take out their funds following the firm’s recent hack. According to a company announcement on Feb. 13, soon after Coincheck partially resumed operations on Tuesday, it had already processed 40.1 billion yen (or $373 million) in withdrawal requests from existing investors. The …

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Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase said Tuesday that its U.S.-based users won’t be able to add new credit cards as a payment option. Making the announcement through its official blog post on Feb. 13, Coinbase said the platform currently is unable to offer a smooth credit card purchase experience. As a result, it has “disabled adding new …

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The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) plans to launch a blockchain-based clearing and settlement platform for token sales, it announced today. The initiative will see the CSE move to list so-called “Security Token Offerings,” through which blockchain-based assets which are explicitly securities would be offered and sold. The blockchain-powered platform represents a new service area for …

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The price of ETC, the native currency of the ethereum classic blockchain, is reporting double-digit gains Tuesday, a move that effectively recovers losses seen over the last two weeks. As of writing, ETC is changing hands at $31.70 on Bitfinex, having clocked a two-week high of $32.90 earlier in the day’s trading session. The cryptocurrency …

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A house on a blockchain? That’s the future a number of initial coin offering (ICO) issuers envision, one in which tokenized pieces of the property could be tracked and traded via a shared database. In this way, the tokens would allow for what entrepreneurs are calling “fractional ownership,” or the ability for a real estate …

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Bitcoin bulls risk losing control unless prices see a convincing break above the $9,000 mark soon, according to the technical charts. Of concern is that the cryptocurrency has failed twice to hold above $8,900, as indicated by CoinDesks’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Further, bitcoin also clocked a six-day high of $9,070.64 on Feb. 10, but …

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Comcast Ventures isn’t just investing in blockchain startups – it’s investing in blockchain startups that invest in blockchain startups, with some very specific goals in mind. The firm last month joined IBM and Boldstart Ventures in backing accelerator mState, which invests in startups building enterprise blockchain solutions. Further, Comcast Ventures revealed to CoinDesk a recent …

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China’s state-own news agency appears to be stepping up its rhetoric on over-the-counter (OTC), crypto-to-crypto trading and overseas initial coin offerings (ICOs) that still remain active in the country, calling them an attempt to bypass existing regulation. In a news report published Feb. 12, the Xinhua News Agency, detailed how purchasing cryptocurrency assets through OTC channel …

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Bitcoin clocked six-day highs above $9,000 over the weekend, but a long-term bull market revival may not be on the cards, yet. Having clocked a high of $9,070.64 on Saturday, prices again fell back below $8,000 briefly on Sunday before climbing again. CoinDesks’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) was last seen at $8,772. The cryptocurrency has …

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Sure, there were white papers, prototypes and theories, but in the land of ICOs, 2017 was largely about one thing – money – and lots of it. Entering 2018, those closest to the sector, the area of the industry that’s actively applying learnings from cryptocurrencies to startup models, see a bit of a different story. …

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Bitcoin (BTC) is trimming gains, having set a six-day high above the $9,000 mark early Saturday, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcon Price Index (BPI). The cryptocurrency ran into bids at $8,608.62 at 00:14 UTC and jumped to $9,070.64 at 07:17 UTC – the highest level since Feb. 4. As of 12:00 UTC, the BPI is at …

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