Key Indicators Show Bitcoin Price Could be Losing Steam

Key price movement indicators show that Bitcoin (BTC) could be heading for another move downward, according to a recent report from Bloomberg on March 12. The report states, “Technical gauges signaling long-term buying demand for Bitcoin are deteriorating” and as such, buying pressure could increase. Bloomberg notes that the seminal crypto’s Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator has been moving downward since mid-February. The MACD is a trend-following indicator of momentum that shows the relationship between two moving averages of the price of a security. Bitcoin has tested the $4,000…

Report: Thai SEC Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Thailand’s securities regulator has approved the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal in the country,  local daily news outlet the Bangkok Post reported on March 12. The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) board of directors has reportedly authorized the first ICO portal that allows to screen ICOs, perform due diligence, confirm smart contract source codes and conduct Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures. The operator of the ICO portal is reportedly a foreign entity. Archari Suppiroj, director of the fintech department at the SEC, reportedly told the Bangkok Post, “Thailand’s…

Binance-Backed OTC Firm Releases Anti-Money Laundering Compliance-as-a-Service Product

Binance-backed over-the-counter (OTC) desk Koi Trading has partnered with IdentityMind, a platform for online risk management, to develop an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance-as-a-service product. The development was announced in a press release published on March 12. The parties have reportedly released an AML compliance-as-a-service product dubbed “Koi Compliance,” supporting digital currency and targeting money services businesses. The new platform will purportedly enable companies to focus on conducting their business, letting Koi Compliance to perform Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures, monitor transactions, conduct sanctions screening, and keep records. Last November, Koi…

Crypto News | SEC Rules ETH NOT Security; Binance Adds XRP

The cryptocurrency market is making a comeback this week, after closing out last week in the red. Crypto news was pretty slow last week, but it has picked up a bit today. This morning, CoinCenter released news that the SEC Chairman confirmed that ETH is not ruled as a security by the regulator. In addition to this big news, Binance announced it has added XRP and credit card payment support to its Trust Wallet app. Let’s get into it! Jay Clayton Rules ETH a “Non-Security” When investors began taking notice of…

Major UK Energy Company Acquires Stake in Blockchain Firm Electron

Major United Kingdom energy company OVO has invested in blockchain firm Electron through its recently launched technology division, Kaluza. The development was announced in an OVO blog post published on March 12. Kaluza —  an intelligent grid technology company that provides software and hardware products to the energy sector — has reportedly made an investment in Electron, a London-based energy tech company that uses blockchain technology. The move aims to facilitate Electron’s deployment of distributed energy trading platforms. Electron will purportedly use the proceeds of the investment to develop its…

Bitcoin Price Rally Could be on Last Legs, Bloomberg Analyst Warns

A key market indicator shows that the Bitcoin price rally may be losing steam. According to Bloomberg, “Bitcoin’s Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicator has been steadily falling since mid-February.” MACD is a commonly used metric for technical analysis. When it diverges from the symbol, it means that a trend may be over with. Watch out Bitcoin Bears – MACD Isn’t Everything Bitcoin’s MACD has been steadily falling since last month, which could signal that the crypto market’s recent recovery is already coming to an end. | Source: Bloomberg Let’s keep…

Firm Says Its Trading Bots Can Benefit Beginners and Pros Alike

The company behind a cryptocurrency trading bot is encouraging beginners and experts alike to give automation a try — and says users of all backgrounds can save time by using their technology. Trade Santa says its “easy yet powerful” interface is an early Christmas gift for the crypto community, as it enables them to remain active in the market 24 hours a day, seven days a week. According to the platform, “Hodlers” are among those who can benefit from its service. Trade Santa says its interface means they have the…

Crypto Markets Are Trading Sideways, Bitcoin Holds $3,900 Support

Tuesday, March 12 — crypto markets are trading sideways, with total market cap hovering between $133–$134 billion, and Bitcoin (BTC) holding $3,900 for the most part of the day. The top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap are seeing mixed signals, with losses not exceeding 1.1 percent, while some coins have seen a growth of over 3 percent over 24 hours at press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin is trading at $3,912 at press time, up around 0.3 percent over the past 24 hours. The biggest cryptocurrency surged to as…

Ripple’s Xpring and Forte Establish $100 Mln Fund to Support Blockchain in Gaming

Ripple’s developer ecosystem project Xpring and game industry blockchain platform Forte have jointly established a $100 million fund to support game developers. The news was announced in a press release published on March 12. The initiative is designed to bolster the mass adoption of blockchain technology in the game industry through the increase of engagement and monetization with players. Forte is reportedly targeting game developers running live games economies with more than 50,000 daily active users and an interest in blockchain deployment. Brett Seyler, Chief Platform Officer at Forte said:…

Trezor Responds to Ledger Report on Vulnerabilities in Its Hardware Wallets

Prague-based crypto wallet manufacturer Trezor has responded to а report about hardware vulnerabilities from its competitor Ledger on Tuesday, March 12. Trezor claims that none of the weaknesses revealed by Ledger in a detailed report on March 10, are critical for hardware wallets. As per Trezor, none of them can be exploited remotely, as the attacks described require “physical access to the device, specialized equipment, time, and technical expertise.” Trezor further cites the results of a recent security survey performed in partnership with major cryptocurrency exchange Binance. According to the…