Ethereum Price (ETH) At Potentially Major Turning Point

ETH price started a decent recovery after it tested the $180 support area against the US Dollar. The price is currently struggling to break a major resistance area near the $195 level. There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $194 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair remains at a risk of a fresh decline until it breaks the $194 and $195 resistance levels. Ethereum price is facing a couple of important resistances versus the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH could start…

Brian Kelly Is Short-Term Bearish but Sees ‘Generational Opp’ in Bitcoin

Brian Kelly is bearish on the bitcoin price in the short term but believes there is a generational buying opportunity coming in BTC/USD. | Source: CNBC/YouTube By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price might have broken back above the $10,000 level today, but one notable trader isn’t impressed. Speaking on CNBC, crypto investor Brian Kelly, who is usually the biggest bitcoin bull in the room, made it clear that he has turned bearish on BTC/USD despite its recent bounce. Longer-term, however, Kelly still believes there is a “generational buying opportunity” coming…

Simetri Research Launches Dashboard for Short-Term Crypto Traders

Simetri Research, a crypto research and analysis service backed by digital currency reviewer Crypto Briefing and crypto price aggregator CoinMarketCap, has launched a new platform that displays short-term trading signals. Closing the information gap Crypto Briefing announced the new service, Coins on the Move, on Aug. 22. Coins on the Move is reportedly designed to meet the informational needs of short-term crypto traders, who prefer to actively buy and sell rather than hodl. Some insights the platform offers include entry and exit prices and near-term price projections accompanied by researcher…

Xendpay Joins RippleNet to Expand Global Money Transfer Services

Money transfer service Xendpay has joined Ripple’s global transaction network RippleNet to support international transactions. Going beyond the U.S. dollar Ripple announced the news on Aug. 20. Per the announcement, RippleNet will allow Xendpay to provide money transfer services beyond the United States dollar. Xendpay will use Ripple’s pre-existing network of banks and other financial partners to facilitate money transfers via other forms of currency, especially Ripple’s XRP. New capabilities with RipplePay As stated in the announcement, Xendpay previously had trouble offering services with smaller currencies. Offering a smaller currency…

Japanese HR and Tech Giant Recruit Holdings Invests in Blockstack

Blockchain startup Blockstack PBC has received strategic investment from Japanese human resources giant Recruit Holdings. U.S. startups look for Japanese partnerships The Block reported the startup’s new funding on Aug. 22. As part of the investment deal, Recruit, which is currently valued at $50 billion USD, is purchasing Blockstack’s STACK tokens.  Blockstack PBC CEO and co-founder Muneeb Ali reportedly remarked that United States-based startups typically partner with businesses in Japan. Ali further discussed the advantages of conducting crypto business in Japan. He said: “Japan is a very interesting market for…

Rwandan Central Bank Looks to Issue Official Digital Currency

Rwanda’s central bank, the National Bank of Rwanda, is researching how to offer an official digital currency. BNN Bloomberg reported the news on Aug. 22. The central bank is interested in offering digital currency as a means to increase transaction efficiency and foster economic growth, per the report. However, Financial Stability Director-General Peace Masozera Uwase remarked that work remains to be done before implementation is on the table: “There are still concerns about how exactly you convert the entire currency into digital form, how to distribute that and how fast…

Pundi X Expands Crypto Payments to Venezuelan Department Store Chain

Cryptocurrency startup Pundi X has partnered with major Venezuelan chain Traki, who will now offer Pundi X’s blockchain-based point-of-sale devices for crypto payments. Pundi X announced the expansion in an official blog post on Aug. 20. The device, called XPOS, will reportedly allow Traki’s customers to pay with top cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), as well as a number of other cryptocurrencies and Pundi X’s native tokens. Traki’s progressive use of crypto With 49 outlets in total, Traki is one of Venezuela’s largest department store chains, per the report.…

Bitcoin Price Stays Above $10,000 as Overall Crypto Market Sees Green

Thursday, Aug. 22— Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), and XRP are all in the green. These top three coins fell from Monday to Wednesday, but are moving upwards again. Top cryptocurrencies are generally green across the board.  Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is trading over $10,120 at press time, representing a 0.08% price increase on the day. One analyst, a senior qualitative researcher at crypto investment fund Ikiga named Hans Hauge, believes that BTC is still in the middle of a bull run. According to Hauge, the Bitcoin Days Destroyed (BDD)…

Coinbase WalletLink Now Lets Clients Use DApps on Desktop Browsers

Crypto exchange Coinbase’s user-controlled Coinbase Wallet has enabled its clients to use decentralized apps (DApps) on any desktop browser with the WalletLink service. Expanded access to DApps Per an official blog post on Aug. 22, Coinbase Wallet’s users can now use their DApps on any desktop browser through WalletLink, which serves as a bridge between customers’ Coinbase Wallet app and desktop browser.  As of press time, Coinbase has tested WalletLink with browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera and blockchain-based decentralized browser Brave. The company plans to…

MouseBelt Launches Blockchain Initiative Across Three UC Campuses

Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt has launched a blockchain education initiative at three UC universities. Blockchain education at U.S. universities In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 22, Mousebelt announced an initiative with UC Davis, UC Los Angeles and UC Santa Barbara to support blockchain-focused education, research, and entrepreneurship. Per the release, the firm will provide an initial donation to be divided between the three campuses. Mousebelt plans to invest $500,000 for student projects and raise another $500,000 to fund researchers directly, supporting up to five early-stage companies with up…