Ethereum Price (ETH) Has Surged 92% in 2020 With Targets Set on $300 February 12, 2020

For the second time in two weeks, Ether price (ETH) has notched a new 2020 high. This time the surge from $217.83 to $253.79 occurred as Bitcoin’s (BTC) price reversed course from $9,700s and rallied to a new high at $10,346.83.  As Bitcoin rallied on Feb. 12, many altcoins pulled back in their BTC pairs […]

Aztec at Its Core: A Solution to Make Ethereum Transactions Anonymous February 11, 2020

On Feb. 1, part of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain became anonymous. This is all thanks to the Aztec protocol that Thomas Walton-Pock and his team launched on the network’s mainnet last week. Aztec is designed not only to provide a high level of privacy on the ETH blockchain but also, according to its creators, it can […]

Overview and Market Trends of Crypto Games in 2020 February 10, 2020

After CryptoKitties proved to be successful in the mainstream limelight in 2017, a surge of digital collectibles built on blockchain technology ensued. This rising trend made it pretty clear that blockchain and gaming make a perfect match. While blockchain technology provides a reliable reward system for players to collect digital collectibles making the game worthwhile, […]

Bitcoin Price Hits $10,000 for the First Time in 2020 — Up 40% YTD February 9, 2020

Bitcoin (BTC) briefly hit $10,000 on Feb. 9, capping a momentous first month of 2020 to reach its highest level since October last year. BTC seals $10K after three months Crypto market weekly price chart. Source: Coin360 Data from Coinbase exchange and Cointelegraph Markets showed that shortly after 3:00 a.m. UTC BTC/USD moved to $10,000 […]

Truth About Crypto Price Correlation: How Closely Does ETH Follow BTC? February 8, 2020

Cryptocurrency market sentiment is often influenced by various factors, such as expert forecasts or political events. However, if analyzing on a wider time frame, it turns out that the prices of most cryptocurrencies — especially of Ether (ETH) — could mostly depend on the valuation of Bitcoin (BTC). The results of research conducted by analysts […]

Coinbase and Ripple Push for Regulatory Framework, US Congress Stalls February 7, 2020

A new working group, spearheaded by senior employees of Ripple and Coinbase, is going to advise United States regulators on crypto-friendly policies. But congresspeople are too busy preparing for the upcoming elections, which means that U.S. crypto firms will have to continue hula-hooping through state-by-state regulations in the near future.  Earlier this month, a D.C.-based […]

Tezos (XTZ) Outperforms Bitcoin Price With 80% Monthly Gain February 6, 2020

Since the start of the year Bitcoin (BTC) has gained approximately 41% and on Feb. 5 the crypto asset thrilled investors as the price broke through the $9,500 resistance and rallied to set a new yearly high at $9,745.  In light of Bitcoin’s strong trend reversal from its 2019 bottom at $6,400, there is a […]

Block.one Puts $200,000 Up for Grabs in Puzzle Smart Contract Challenge February 5, 2020

Block.one announced a smart contract blockchain puzzle, touting a $200,000 prize for whoever figures it out.  “In this challenge, participants must create an EOSIO Smart Contract which can store and invoke EVM (Solidity) Smart Contracts in a virtual Ethereum-like environment,” a Feb. 3 announcement on EOSIO’s DevPost detailed.  EOSIO platform Built by a company known […]

Blockchain Plays an Unlikely Role in the Global Battle for Human Rights February 4, 2020

It’s a nightmarish scenario that is sadly familiar to many who are seeking work in foreign countries. Slavery and human trafficking — these are criminal industries that continue to flourish in many regions across the globe.  Such problems may seem distant and abstract to the average consumer in more developed regions, but it’s a very […]

Top 10 Congresspeople Working on Crypto Policy February 3, 2020

Following a year that has seen unprecedented interactions between United States legislators and the crypto industry, Cointelegraph has compiled a roster of congresspeople who have established stances and policies for blockchain and cryptocurrency that will shape the future of the industry within the country.  Some of the congresspeople listed are bullish on blockchain, while some […]

Cryptocurrency News From Japan: Jan. 26–Feb. 1 in Review February 2, 2020

Coincheck exchange tops the app charts, Japan’s central bank head forecasts CBDC demand, and more in news from Japan this past week. This week in Japan, SBI Holdings’ president said to watch for central bank digital currencies, or CBDC, Coincheck exchange tallied top app downloads for exchanges is 2019, Japan’s central bank head forecasted CBDC […]

2019's Top 10 Institutional Actors in Crypto February 1, 2020

Slowly but surely, institutional players are moving into the crypto/blockchain neighborhood. According to a 2019 Fidelity Investments survey, about 22% of institutional investors already have some exposure to digital assets, with most investments having been made within the past three years. Moreover, 4 in 10 respondents say they are open to future investments in digital […]

Litecoin Price Gains 22% as Chart ‘Cup and Handle’ Targets $100 January 31, 2020

On Jan. 30 Litecoin (LTC) lit up the charts in both it’s USD and Bitcoin (BTC) pars by rallying more than 20% to secure a spot as the highest daily gainer amongst the top-10 cryptos ranked by market capitalization.  Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Investors will recall that in 2019, Litecoin front-ran the […]

Did Ethereum Silently Give Up on Plasma? January 30, 2020

In a Jan. 27 post, Dragonfly Research proclaimed Plasma to be dead, noting that the Ethereum (ETH) community is converging on Optimistic Rollup, despite initial enthusiasm. The news comes in stark contrast to earlier claims by Plasma Group arguing that the technology was moving into production phase. The history of Plasma The original paper detailing […]

Bitcoin Price Rallies to Set a 2020 High Near $9.5K – Is $10K Next? January 29, 2020

Bitcoin (BTC) price has rallied to $9,439 and bulls have again shown that they have no intention of letting the crypto market’s most valuable asset stay below the $9K mark.  Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Earlier in the day Bitcoin’s price dropped below $9,000 to a daily low at $8,879, which led some analysts […]

Bitcoin Price Breaks Through Key Resistance as Traders Target $9.2K January 28, 2020

Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) bulls appear to have found a second wind which allowed them to push the price above $9,000 to a daily high at $9,150.  As discussed in an earlier analysis, bulls had been fighting to hold the price above $8,800 throughout the day and multiple attempts at knocking […]

Bitcoin Price Blitzes the $8.5K Resistance as Bulls Target $8.8K January 27, 2020

As the weekly close approached, Bitcoin (BTC) price gained above $8,500 after spending the previous day trading in the $8,200 to $8,300 range. At the time of writing, bulls are attempting to push through the $8,500 to $8,650 resistance zone in order to inch toward a daily lower high at $8,800. Bitcoin daily price chart. […]

User Retention: The Holy Grail for DApps Moving Beyond Buzzword Status January 26, 2020

Decentralized apps (DApp) continue to be a major focus point for developers in the crypto space. However, 2019 ended with DApps still far off from reaching their much-touted potential of being the “future of the internet.” DApp projects in 2019 continued to suffer from their usual issues like poor user retention and the difficulties of […]

SEC Goes Head-to-Head With Telegram, Makes a Guinea Pig of TON January 25, 2020

Earlier this week, the Chamber of Digital Commerce went ahead and filed an amicus brief for the ongoing court hearing taking place between Telegram — one of the world’s most widely used encrypted messenger services — and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In its most basic sense, an amicus brief is a legal […]

Bitcoin Price Rally Falters as Bulls Fight to Hold the $8.3K Support January 24, 2020

After three days of trading in a tightening range Bitcoin price (BTC) dropped below $8,300, stopping at $8,264 which is slightly below the $8,300 support and the 200-daily moving average (DMA) at $8,200.  Earlier in the day John Bollinger, the creator of the popular Bollinger Bands indicator, tweeted that the recent pullback should not alarm […]

The Unstoppable Trajectory: Stablecoins Are Evolving Traditional Finances January 23, 2020

Stablecoins may represent crypto’s best chance of achieving mainstream success and recognition from the traditional financial systems. Just recently, the president of the European Central Bank nourished this viewpoint by stating that the institution should be proactive when it comes to digital assets. On Dec. 12, Christine Lagarde tweeted:   “My personal conviction on the issue […]

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 […]