Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Sellers Could Gain Control Below $146

Key Highlights ETH price traded in a range above the $146 support area against the US Dollar. There are two major bearish trend lines formed with resistance at $152 and $154 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could decline below the $146 support if buyers struggle to push the price above $154. Ethereum price is trading in a tight range against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD remains at a risk of a downside break as long as it is below $154. Ethereum Price…

Thai Ministry of Finance Gives Digital Asset Business Licenses to Four Firms

The Thai Ministry of Finance has issued digital asset business licenses to four crypto-related firms, according to a notice published by the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jan. 8. According to the announcement, the licenses were issued by the finance ministry “under the recommendation of the SEC Board.” The four companies that received a license are digital asset exchanges Bitcoin Exchange Co., Ltd., Bitkub Online Co., Ltd., and Satang Corporation, and cryptocurrency brokerage firm Coins TH Co., Ltd. Another application to operate a digital assets exchange — filed by…

Crypto Exchange Gate.io Confirms 51% Attack on Ethereum Classic, Promises Refunds

Researchers from crypto exchange Gate.io report they have confirmed that a 51 percent attack successfully occurred on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain. The company published an analysis of their findings Jan. 8. Gate.io Research has published its analysis of ETC transactions on its platform during the alleged attack, claiming it has detected seven rollback transactions — four of which were reportedly conducted by the attacker, transferring a total of 54,200 ETC in total (worth $271,500 at press time). Gate.io reports that the incident occurred over a period of 4 hours…

From Bitcoin to Brexit, Here’s What Investors Need to Watch for in 2019

Is it possible that the US Federal Reserve’s decision to tighten its balance sheet contributed to bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency market losing steam in 2018? If so, what should crypto investors expect from the independently-run central bank in the future? Mati Greenspan, the senior market analyst at trading platform eToro, explored these and other questions in a wide-ranging webinar session on Tuesday. Fed’s Balance Sheet Reduction May Have Shaken Bitcoin Speaking on how even diverse asset classes can show correlation, Greenspan said that the Fed’s ongoing quantitative tightening program…

US Dept. of Energy Grants $4.8 Million to Fund Research of Tech Including Blockchain

The Department of Energy (DOE) of the United States has announced $4.8 million in funding for university research of technologies including blockchain, according to an announcement published Jan. 7. The funding has been announced by the department’s office of fossil energy. Projects eligible for funding include those researching emerging technologies, “such as blockchain and decentralized, peer-to-peer [P2P] internet protocols” to secure data from fossil power generation sensors. The developed systems would be used to securely process data from the sensors and other unspecified information flows within distributed sensor networks for…

$4000, Doji, Bearish Pennant, and EMA Resistance

The break above $4,000 has not really changed the interim bias of the bitcoin market. The cryptocurrency on Wednesday remained largely unchanged on its 24-hour adjusted timeframe. The news of a possibly peaceful end to the ongoing US-China trade talks allowed global markets to establish their fresh intraday highs. Investors, meanwhile, focused less on their bitcoin portfolios after finding more opportunities in the Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S&P 500 markets. The silence in the bitcoin market also alarmed bulls of their fading dominance after an impressive rally this week. The BTC/USD…

Qtum Completes First Atomic Swap With Bitcoin on Mainnet

Qtum, a blockchain platform that merges the strength of Bitcoin’s blockchain with the Ethereum Virtual Machine to build decentralized applications, has completed its first atomic swap with Bitcoin on mainnet. This is a big, first step for atomic swaps, a feature that allows for on-chain exchanges, or transactions, between cryptocurrencies on two separate blockchains without the need to rely on a third party. For Bitcoin, this is a big step forward in allowing interoperability between other blockchains and itself in a trustless manner. Atomic swaps are not an entirely new…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Stellar, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 9

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Some of the most prominent investors continue to back cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology. Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing has invested in the latest funding round of Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) crypto trading platform Bakkt through his venture capital firm Horizon Ventures. Similarly, Wall…

Financial Data Co. FactSet Sues Blockchain Terminal Affiliate

United States financial research company FactSet has filed a lawsuit against a company affiliated with professional trading service Blockchain Terminal (BCT), according to documents published by the Supreme Court for the State of New York County, Jan. 3. As stated in the lawsuit, in January, 2018, FactSet and the defendant — CG Blockchain — entered into an agreement to develop an interfacing application between the two firms’ products. FactSet also granted a license to CG to use its products. According to the documents, CG had agreed to pay a minimum…