Bitcoin Price Tightens as Traders Prepare for a Second Shot at $9.2K January 22, 2020

After a strong two week performance that saw Bitcoin (BTC) price rise from $7,700 to $9,200, the top crypto asset appears to be consolidating before making another attempt at $9,200. As this process takes place and Bitcoin’s dominance rate dropped slightly, many altcoins rallied with double-digit gains which brought many to test or even push […]

CME's Futures Options Sprinted Out of the Gate but a Marathon Lies Ahead January 21, 2020

In the two years since it launched cash-settled Bitcoin futures, CME has firmly established itself as a leader in the regulated crypto derivatives space despite not always being the first to market. In December 2017, it launched regulated Bitcoin futures a week after rival exchange CBOE. However, it only took 15 months for CBOE to completely withdraw from the […]

Crypto Winter to Spring: Key Factors That Brought Bitcoin Back to Life January 20, 2020

During the first couple of months of 2019, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) stayed put under the $4,000 mark, thereby solidifying fears that the market was indeed in the midst of a long crypto winter. Not only that, but all through 2018, this space witnessed the simultaneous collapse of around 2,000 cryptocurrencies — which lost […]

Crypto Fights for Freedom in India’s Supreme Court, Critics Cite Risk January 19, 2020

Following the session that took place last August, a three-judge panel from India’s Supreme Court reconvened once again this week to discuss the much-hyped Crypto v. RBI case. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to clarify its position as to why exactly it enforced a nationwide […]

New EU AML Compliance Laws Could Disrupt the Crypto Industry January 18, 2020

On Jan. 10, the European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD), was officially signed into law. The legislation will give sweeping powers to compliance organizations and law authorities. However, aside from tracking dirty money to offshore paradises, the law brings about a series of restrictive demands on crypto companies in a way never seen before. […]

Bancor’s Airdrop as First Step to Take Blockchain Out of 1997: Interview January 17, 2020

Decentralized exchange project Bancor (BNT) is currently in the midst of launching a massive airdrop to all its token holders. Cointelegraph took the occasion to interview Co-founder and Product Architect Eyal Hertzog, and Head of Growth Nate Hindman. The duo shared their thoughts on the airdrop, existing trends in decentralized finance (DeFi) and Bancor’s upcoming […]

Swiss Real Estate Company Closes A $134 Million Deal Using Blockchain January 16, 2020

A building on the prestigious Banhofstrasse in Zurich, Switzerland was successfully tokenized and sold on the blockchain today. The new owner of the building is Swiss real estate investment company BrickMarket. The company has issued bond-backed crypto tokens that figuratively represent “shares” of ownership in the building,. Those tokens are for sale to individuals who […]

US SEC Warns Investors That IEOs May Be Breaking Securities Law January 15, 2020

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent out a warning today from its Investor Education and Advocacy wing, urging citizens to be wary of initial coin offerings (IEOs). In a Jan. 14 statement on its website, the SEC said: “Be cautious if considering an investment in an IEO.  Claims of new technologies and financial […]

Bitcoin Price Breaks Above Key Resistance Levels as Bulls Target $8.6K January 14, 2020

Bitcoin (BTC) price has at last crossed above the $8,300 resistance, setting the digital asset up for a run at $8,500 and restoring bullish momentum to the current uptrend which has seen the price rise from $7,655 to $8,536 over the past week.  Cryptocurrency market weekly overview. Source: Coin360 For the second time in a […]

Lawmakers Finally Took Data Privacy Seriously — 2019 Regulatory Roundup January 13, 2020

Data privacy has long been seen as one of the major non-monetary usages of blockchain technology. Many governments and corporations are already running recordkeeping systems based on distributed ledgers to securely store internal data. Tech enthusiasts believe that blockchain has the potential to revolutionize personal data and identity management for private citizens as well, yet […]

Nets Player On Pace for Jan. 13 Tokenized Bond Launch January 12, 2020

Spencer Dinwiddie of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets will launch his tokenized security offering on Jan. 13, in collaboration with digital securities company Securitize, after reportedly settling terms with the NBA. “The Spencer Dinwiddie bond launches January 13th,” Dinwiddie said in a Jan. 10 tweet, adding, “I’ll also be taking 8 fans to ASW with me.” […]

Experienced Traders Prefer to Trade on Desktop Computers, New Study Reveals January 11, 2020

Cryptocurrency exchanges are used by cryptocurrency holders to store their crypto assets or to trade cryptocurrencies. There are hundreds of exchanges available today, and it can be difficult for cryptocurrency holders to choose which exchange best suits their needs. In fact, most traders use more than one exchange — both to hedge risk and to […]

China Prepares for CBDC With Cryptography Law on Encryption Standards January 10, 2020

On Jan. 1, China’s law governing cryptographic password management came into power. Essentially, the act aims to set standards for the application of cryptography and the management of passwords, and, therefore, ultimately reduces China’s cyber vulnerabilities on a nationwide scale.  Some local media outlets rumor that the law is paving the way for the long-awaited […]

Better Safe Than Hacked? Google and Apple Flip-Flop on Crypto January 9, 2020

The cryptocurrency sector has many criticisms. One is that it can appear impenetrable to newcomers. Another is that it is probably easier to lose money investing in crypto than in most other areas of finance. What’s more, these issues can combine to create a lucrative environment for hackers with nefarious intentions.  Chrome browser extension makes […]

Bitcoin Price Rockets to $8,450 as Iran Attacks U.S. Bases in Iraq January 8, 2020

On Tuesday Bitcoin price continued the rally of the previous day by retaking $8,000 then pushing above the 200-day moving average for the first time since November 2019. The strong upside move also brought the digital asset above the long-term descending channel which formed on Jun. 25 and outside of today’s channel breach, Bitcoin had […]

Bitcoin Price Rallies 5.5% to $8K – Is $8.2K the Next Stop? January 7, 2020

On Monday during the U.S. evening trading session, Bitcoin (BTC) price continued its rally from $7,358 and at the time of writing the price pushed as high as $8,000. For the past week, traders have been closely watching to see if Bitcoin could flip $7,450 from a resistance to support and many suggested that sustained […]

Telegram Attacks SEC, Bitmain Chaos, BTC ‘Easily’ $50K: Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 30–Jan. 5 January 6, 2020

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week SEC on “unfounded fishing expedition,” Telegram lawyers tell judge Telegram’s […]

Biggest Crypto Price Movements of 2019 January 5, 2020

The start of 2020 is a great time to look at the path travelled by cryptocurrencies up and down the price charts and analyze how these coins have been performing throughout the previous year. The prices of most cryptocurrencies changed tremendously throughout 2019, as the year started off slow but then saw most cryptocurrencies jump […]

China Continues to Streamline Its Blockchain Patent Application Process January 4, 2020

The National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) in China continues to clarify the guidelines for blockchain patent applications, which are set to become effective as of Feb. 1. At the end of December 2019, the NIPA announced the revised guidelines to patent applications for new emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, and business […]

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Rounds Up the Decade in Crypto January 3, 2020

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong published a Medium post on Jan. 2 sharing his thoughts on how the crypto space has progressed over the last ten years.  Armstrong’s post, inspired by Fred Wilson’s article on technology over the past decade, begins with Bitcoin. Armstrong noted that the leading cryptocurrency hasn’t failed once in its birth ten-year history. […]

Privacy Coins in 2019: True Financial Freedom or a Criminal's Delight? January 2, 2020

The right to privacy is a fundamental prerequisite for peace of mind and security. The idea that only criminals have something to hide is strange. Contrarily, privacy is sought by almost everyone. Yet, it still gets stigmatized as suspicious — reserved solely for criminals or deviants.  Similarly sharing this unjust scrutiny are cryptocurrencies, which are […]

Worst Bitcoin Price Prediction of 2019 January 1, 2020

To prophesize is a natural human tendency. Humanity applauds those who make the right prediction and also love to hate on people when they miss the mark, especially by ridiculously large amounts. For many years, the crypto industry has been prone to high fluctuations and volatility. Nobody can actually predict what will unfold in the […]

Amid Rising Adoption, Funding for Blockchain Startups Dries Up December 31, 2019

Blockchain has become a buzzword in the startup ecosystem and multinationals alike. Numerous benefits provided by the technology has incentivized businesses and governments to adopt, explore or invest in it.  However, a surprising turn of events took place in 2019 when it comes to the amount invested into blockchain technology and companies behind them. After […]

Did 2019 Deliver on All That Was Promised for the Crypto Industry? December 30, 2019

Disappointment isn’t always a bad thing. It can be a spur, motivating one to work harder to meet expectations and goals. It is in this spirit that Cointelegraph informally surveyed members of the crypto community about this past year’s unfulfilled industry promises. Here are some of 2019’s biggest disappointments: Adoption missing? Where are the giant […]

Around the World in 2019 — A Landmark Year for Crypto Taxation December 29, 2019

2019 was, without a doubt, a milestone for crypto taxation. Countries around the world realized cryptocurrencies are here to stay and adjusted their crypto tax policies as a result. This year alone, several countries have been busy establishing and amending crypto tax legislation. Governments around the world have published updated guidance, changed crypto tax rules, […]