Ethereum Price Consolidating Losses: ETH & BTC Could Correct Higher

ETH price declined heavily below the key $300 support area against the US Dollar. The price traded close to the $260 support level and it is currently consolidating losses. There is a short term bearish trend line forming with resistance near $274 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could correct higher in the near term, but it is likely to struggle near the $282 and $285 resistances. Ethereum price started consolidating losses after a sharp dip versus the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH price…

Bitcoin’s Price Charts Point to an Impending ‘Golden Cross’

A bitcoin price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time since the early stages of the 2016-17 bull market. The 50-candle moving average (MA) on bitcoin’s three-day chart is in a solid upward trajectory and looks set to cross above the 200-candle MA in the next few days. That would be the first golden crossover on the three-day chart since early February 2016. CoinDesk reported on a golden cross for bitcoin’s daily chart back in April. Seasoned traders often refer to that long-term bull market signal as…

‘2017 Was a One-Off, We Were Clueless’

As crypto analysts pontificate that the so-called “altseaon” will soon arrive, bitcoin podcaster Peter McCormack has a simple message: Don’t hold your breath. The “What Bitcoin Did” host went on a Twitter rampage this week to advance the notion that bitcoin will obliterate the rest of the crypto market, leaving a trail of altcoin bagholders in its wake. The series of altcoin-hating tweets began with a shot at bitcoin’s top rival, ethereum. If you own more ETH than Bitcoin, you’re wrong. — Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) July 9, 2019 It appears…

Warning! Bitcoin Could Spiral to $9,000 with Flailing Overheated Indicators

Bitcoin’s parabolic ascent looks unstoppable. Recently, every correction has been seen as an opportunity to buy heavily on dips. This week, the number one cryptocurrency is up by as much as 15 percent and it looks like bulls are gunning for the 2019 high of $13,868.44. The atmosphere is so bullish that CryptoTwitter is starting to feel euphoric. One cryptocurrency trader and investor that goes by the name Josh Rager shared an image of a majestic bull with a caption “$13k $BTC” to illustrate the strength of the uptrend. $13k…

Middle East Blockchain Development Primed to Lead the Global Industry

While we often get to hear about how cryptocurrency adoption is rapidly gaining ground in the West, a number of countries across the Middle East — such as Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia — often tend to get overlooked, despite them having made tremendous strides when it comes to establishing regulatory frameworks that are geared toward the optimal utilization of this burgeoning asset class. For example, a recent report by Asia Times has revealed that the UAE is one of the few nations in the world where…

Binance Expands Fiat Trading Pairs for Singapore Exchange

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced the expansion of its fiat-enabled trading platform in Singapore in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 10. Binance Singapore has been first launched in April, but with limited functionalities and only one trading pair. Now, Binance Singapore will now allow users to buy and sell cryptocurrency for Singapore dollars. Currently, local users can buy Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Binance Coin (BNB) on the platform, with more crypto coming in the future. The platform reportedly allows for instantaneous deposits and withdrawals via the…

Poloniex Crypto Exchange Users Can Now Use Cards and Bank Accounts

Major cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex announced that it now allows its customers to use credit cards and bank accounts on the platform in a Medium post published on July 9. Per the release, exchange users from 80 countries can now directly move funds to and from their bank accounts, which will be automatically converted into stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) on Poloniex.  Initially, the weekly limits are $50,000 for deposits and $25,000 for withdrawals, but the exchange admits that those limits can be increased to fit the needs of specific customers.  Customers…

The Provident Bank Now Offers Deposit Services for Crypto-Related Entities

American community bank The Provident Bank has begun offering deposit services to digital currency-related customers, according to an announcement published on July 9. The Provident Bank now offers deposit and other banking services to cryptocurrency issuers, exchangers and investors. The bank deploys Bitfury’s blockchain analytics tool Crystal that maps cryptocurrency transactions and related entities to reveal suspicious funds and parties. Crystal will purportedly ensure that the bank’s new clients are compliant with the Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer procedures. Additionally, the bank claims to provide full insurance to customers’…

Shell Invests in Blockchain-Based Energy Startup

Shell, the world’s fifth largest oil and gas firm, has invested in a blockchain-based energy startup, Forbes reports on July 10. The European oil and gas giant has invested an undisclosed amount in New York-based LO3, whose Exergy platform tracks energy with blockchain technology. The recent investment in LO3 marks Shell’s fourth public investment in blockchain-related firms, Forbes noted, listing platforms such as Vakt, Komgo, and Applied Blockchain as other portfolio blockchain companies. According to the report, Shell has an option to convert its investment in LO3’s native tokens called…

Samsung Releases Blockchain and DApp Software Development Kit

South Korean technology behemoth Samsung announced the release of its blockchain and decentralized application (DApp) Software Development Kit (SDK) in a recent post on its website. Per the announcement, the Samsung Blockchain SDK allows for account management and backup, payment and digital signature facilitation, Samsung Keystore and other cold wallet support. The page dedicated to the SDK also explains that it is a superset of all SDKs, including the Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK. As Cointelegraph reported in February, the new Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S10, includes storage for private cryptocurrency…