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A blockchain startup wants to raise nearly $100 million dollars to create a new form of fantasy football. Called the Crown League, the project’s owner told CoinDesk on Tuesday that it seeks to form a professional fantasy football league, with 12 teams initially, which will collectively be owned by fans via the platform’s crypto tokens. …

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Down two-thirds from its peak of $20,000, bitcoin (BTC) now risks printing fresh 2018 lows below $5,755. The corrective rally seen over the weekend failed to penetrate a key rising trendline hurdle of $6,480 on Monday, allowing the bears to make a strong comeback. As a result, the leading cryptocurrency fell below $6,000 (February low) …

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Peter Ryan is a research analyst at CoinDesk.  The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. In Robert Heinlein’s novel “Stranger in a Strange Land,” the character Jubal Harshaw asks one of his secretaries to identify the color of a house in the distance. She replies, …

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Against all odds, bitcoin (BTC) defended the support at $6,000 over the weekend, opening doors for a stronger corrective rally above $6,480. Friday’s drop below $6,240 (bear flag breakdown) had opened the doors to the re-test of the June low of $5,755. Further, BTC closed below Thursday’s low of $6,183 on Friday, signaling a continuation …

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In the world of crypto trading, recognizing patterns can yield more than insights. In fact, this skill is what traders use to determine the strength of a current trend during key market movements and to assess opportunities for entries and exits. In short, patterns can be useful in determining which direction price is likely to go. Further, …

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It was an expected result at an unexpected time. The news broke on August 7 that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is kicking the can on its decision to approve or disapprove a proposed rule change that would let the Cboe BZX Exchange list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Now, the next deadline for …

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Amid a floorshow of acrobats, cross-dressers and samurai dwarves, gambling pioneer turned cryptocurrency advocate Calvin Ayer boomed, “This is a great moment in the history of money.” It might sound a bit nonsensical, but it was far from fiction at a bitcoin cash birthday party in London last week, where a circus-meets-gypsy-themed party gathered the cryptocurrency’s local …

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It takes two to tango in the world of crypto trading, where a dynamic relationship between buyers and sellers is always on display in something called an order book. A tool that visualizes a real-time list of outstanding orders for a particular asset, order books represent the interests of buyers and sellers, offering a window into …

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Bitcoin (BTC) now makes up 50 percent of the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization. Shortly past 03:00 UTC on August 11, CoinMarketCap’s bitcoin dominance rate – an indicator that tracks the percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization contributed by the leading cryptocurrency – reached 50 percent for the first time since December 19th, 2017. At …

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Trading volume on Turkey’s cryptocurrency exchanges surged Friday as the country’s fiat currency plunged to record lows on economic jitters. According to CoinMarketCap, volume at Turkish exchanges Paribu, Btcturk and Koinim jumped over the past 24 hours by more than 100 percent each. Absolute volumes are still relatively small at these exchanges, with Btcturk, the country’s largest, handling …

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Bitcoin’s (BTC) close today will likely decide the short-term trend in prices. The leading cryptocurrency snapped a three-day losing streak on Thursday as the 26 percent sell-off witnessed in the last three weeks was looking overstretched. What’s more important is that BTC traded yesterday within the high and low range of the previous day, indicating …

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Bitcoin’s price rose above $6,500 Thursday, offering some respite for the badly battered bulls. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization had fallen to $6,138 Wednesday at 16:00 UTC – its lowest level in 26 days, according to Bitfinex data. Yet, bitcoin’s price was last seen at $6,500, up 5 percent from its most recent low. …

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Bitcoin (BTC) could defend the immediate support of $6,000 in the short-term as the recent downtrend is looking overstretched, according to technical studies. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization fell for the third straight day on Wednesday to hit a three-week low of $6,121 on Bitfinex and was last seen trading at $6,320 – …

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U.K. banking giant Barclays is challenging up-and-coming blockchain coders to help revamp the global derivatives market at a hackathon next month. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, DerivHack will take place simultaneously in London and New York on September 20-21 at Barclays’ Rise accelerator spaces. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Deloitte and Thomson Reuters are …

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The total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies just fell to its lowest point in 2018. The developments come after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed a decision on a proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The news triggered a market reaction, ultimately sending the total value of all cryptocurrencies down to $228,528,969 on Wednesday – the …

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Bitcoin’s recent downtrend has deepened in the wake of a decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to delay a ruling on a keenly awaited bitcoin ETF. The leading cryptocurrency was expected to stage a minor corrective rally in the last 24 hours, having defended the key 50-day moving average (MA) support earlier this …

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The day Augur launched it breezed into the rankings of top ethereum dapps by daily active users – but the momentum didn’t last long. Released on July 10, Augur allows users to create and bet on prediction markets tied to real-world events, such as World Cup games, elections and – unfortunately – murders. Having waited …

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed a decision on a proposed bitcoin ETF, pushing its final determination ahead by more than a month. In an order published on August 7, officials at the agency wrote that they were giving themselves more time to deliberate on whether to approve what would be the …

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“My premise is that you can use blockchain to essentially trust people you don’t know – you trust the code.” While that statement by Hugh Karp may sound like a standard line in crypto-land, his startup, Nexus Mutual, is actually building a product for those who don’t trust the code. Or, at least, don’t trust …

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