Category Archives: Technical

Ethereum Falls by 20% as Bitcoin Taps $10,000, Is There Hope for ETH?

Ouch, Ethereum (ETH) isn’t looking too hot. In the past 24 hours, the cryptocurrency has lost 20%, while Bitcoin (BTC) has shed a relatively mere 10% in the same time frame. According to Three Arrows Capital’s Su Zhu, Monday’s performance was the “top single-day downward move” for Ethereum since January 1st of 2017 — youch. As of … Continue reading Ethereum Falls by 20% as Bitcoin Taps $10,000, Is There Hope for ETH?

Bitcoin Lightning Nodes Claimed 2.22 BTC in ‘Justice’ Against Thieves: BitMEX

Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network nodes have claimed 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” to deter potential thieves, a BitMex Research analysis revealed on July 15. A so-dubbed “justice transaction” is a punitive mechanism involving the closure of a lightning channel that is suspected to be attempting theft. As the report outlines: “… by design, when a thief attempts to steal … Continue reading Bitcoin Lightning Nodes Claimed 2.22 BTC in ‘Justice’ Against Thieves: BitMEX

Twitter Study Finds US Posts Most on Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra

New research has found that the U.S. leads the world in the volume of tweets referencing bitcoin and Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency. Fittingly published as a Twitter thread by crypto trading platform The TIE, the study found that 38.9 percent of posts on Twitter arose in the U.S., while 10.5 percent came from second place U.K. Canada, … Continue reading Twitter Study Finds US Posts Most on Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra

Bitcoin Price Drops 5% But Rebound Likely, Charts Suggest

BTC has fallen more than $1,000 in the last 24 hours, establishing a bearish lower high at $12,061. A high-volume break above $12,061 is thus needed to revive the bullish view put forward by a bearish channel breakout seen in the 4-hour chart earlier this week. That would open the doors to $13,880. A move … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Drops 5% But Rebound Likely, Charts Suggest

Crypto Hot Cake Chainlink (LINK) Surges 270% in a Month, Is it Just FOMO?

There is no doubt that Bitcoin has been in the driving seat over the past couple of months. Its epic performance has eaten into the crypto markets to such an extent that altcoins are still largely on the floor. That is all except Chainlink which has literally shot for the moon this month. LINK Lashes … Continue reading Crypto Hot Cake Chainlink (LINK) Surges 270% in a Month, Is it Just FOMO?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Correction Presents Another Buying Opportunity

After a strong rejection near $12,000, bitcoin price started a fresh decline against the US Dollar. A swing high was formed near $12,053 and recently declined below $11,800 and $11,400. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $11,840 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from … Continue reading Bitcoin (BTC) Price Correction Presents Another Buying Opportunity

Fujitsu Unveils Blockchain-Based Identity and Credential Rating Service

Japanese tech research firm Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a blockchain-based solution for evaluating user credentials, identity and trustworthiness in online transactions, according to an announcement by Fujitsu on July 4. As reported, the solution considers user ratings, stored on a blockchain, to assign every user a “trustworthiness score.” Users reportedly rate each other when a transaction occurs and the technology evaluates this data to make … Continue reading Fujitsu Unveils Blockchain-Based Identity and Credential Rating Service

Six Years After First Bitcoin ETF Filing, How Close are We For One?

It seems inevitable that two of the financial world’s hottest trends would cross roads with each other. For bitcoin enthusiasts and investors looking to benefit from the growing popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETF), the possibility of a derivative that tracks the value of cryptocurrencies is the best chance for connecting the two worlds. But the … Continue reading Six Years After First Bitcoin ETF Filing, How Close are We For One?

Blockchain Dev Firm Launches First Smart Contracts on Microsoft’s .NET

Developers can now write smart contracts in C# on Microsoft’s .NET architecture. Blockchain development firm Stratis Group Ltd has launched the first smart contracts on Microsoft’s .NET architecture, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 3. The company has introduced the Cirrus Sidechain Masternodes and Stratis Smart Contracts products designed to enable businesses to develop smart contracts … Continue reading Blockchain Dev Firm Launches First Smart Contracts on Microsoft’s .NET

Invstr CEO: Facebook Will Have Anticipated Regulatory Scrutiny Over Crypto Effort

The CEO of a social investment firm believes that Facebook will have anticipated regulatory scrutiny. Kerim Derhalli of Invstr says recent issues for the social media giant will have prepared it well to deal with lawmakers with regards the crypto asset project. He also says that he thinks the project ambitious. This may force Facebook … Continue reading Invstr CEO: Facebook Will Have Anticipated Regulatory Scrutiny Over Crypto Effort