Ethereum Price (ETH) Testing Crucial Support But Recovery Won’t Be Easy

ETH price is under a lot of pressure below the $170 and $175 resistances against the US Dollar. The price is likely to decline sharply if it settles below the $165 support area in the near term. There is a declining channel forming with resistance near $169 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could start a decent recovery if the bulls manage to push the price above the $175 resistance. Ethereum price is trading in a bearish zone versus the US Dollar and bitcoin.…

Cryptojacking Campaigns Up by 29%, Ransomware Attacks Up 118%

Cybersecurity company McAfee Labs has released its August 2019 threat report, which notes an increase in cryptojacking campaigns and ransomware attacks in Q1 2019. Cryptojacking on the rise McAfee Labs posted their report on the company’s website on Aug. 28. According to the report, crypto jacking — installing and running a cryptocurrency miner without user permission — has been on the rise, with a 29% increase in crypto jacking campaigns in Q1 2019. Additionally, the company discovered new malware families for both Microsoft Windows and Apple users. One crypto jacking…

Bitcoin Price Update: Where do we go from here?

Well, Bitcoin (BTC) decided to take the bearish path, or maybe larger players that shape the market made the choice for it. The ascension from the narrowing pennant proved to be a fakeout and a tweezer top at $10,278 was followed by a sharp reversal all the way to the bottom of the larger bull pennant that Bitcoin has traded in since topping out at $13,800 on June 26th.  The majority of popular crypto-Twitter traders fell mysteriously mute as the carnage unfolded on August 28. As mentioned previously, the danger…

Mercedes-Benz in China Joins PlatOn for Blockchain Used Car Data

Blockchain solutions company PlatOn has created a platform for storing data and calculating the price of used business cars at Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service (BMBS). Calculating and monitoring car price PlatOn shared the news with Cointelegraph on Aug. 29. According to the announcement, PlatON’s blockchain-based Vehicle Residual Value Management Platform can store both static and dynamic data, which will be used to automatically calculate the residual value of registered vehicles over time.  Additionally, the Vehicle Residual Value Management Platform will reportedly be open to the used car market, including entities…

Thai Customs Department Plans to Use IBM’s Tradelens to Track Shipping

Thailand’s Customs Department intends to use IBM’s Tradelens blockchain solution to track shipping in Thai ports. According to an announcement published on Aug. 28 on the Thai Customs Department’s official website, the country plans to use Tradelens, a blockchain logistics system. Local news outlet Bangkok Post reported the next day that the platform is expected to streamline operations by managing shipment tracking and information sharing. Thailand’s push for innovation The Tradelens platform is the joint project of transport giant AP Moller-Maersk and IBM. The decision to adopt it in the…

3 Simple Reasons NOT to Buy the Bitcoin Dip – CCN Markets

Cutting through the squiggly lines of technical analysis, here are three very simple reasons why you should NOT be buying any Bitcoin in the short term. | Source: Shutterstock Bitcoin’s recent drop below $10,000 split an already fractured cryptocurrency community into two distinct camps. On one side are the optimists who believe Bitcoin’s drop to $9,400 is merely a blip on the way to the moon – and an excellent opportunity to buy more coins. On the other side are those who believe the summer pump is over and more…

Bitcoin Price Hovers Around $9,500 Following Sudden Price Drop

Thursday, Aug. 29 — Top cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) are still in the red, though XRP has managed to see minor gains on the day.  Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is trading at $9,496 at press time, marking a 1.85% price drop on the day. Yesterday, BTC, ETH and XRP all dropped sharply in price from 5:45 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. UTC. BTC in particular fell below the $10,000 price point, and continued to slip to under $9,500 earlier today. Regular contributing analyst Josh Rager commented that he…

Telegram to Release TON Blockchain Code on September 1

Telegram will release the code required to run a Telegram Open Network (TON) node on September 1, according to individuals close to the project. The news was confirmed by two individuals familiar with the project, an investor and an affiliate with TON labs. There has been a high level of secrecy around the project, and some analysts have previously raised concerns regarding the lack of activity from Telegram on advancing its proposed blockchain. Francois Pouliot, a prominent crypto analyst, said, “Is the real use-case of blockchain technology the elaboration of…

Ethereum Muscles Bitcoin Out of Tether Racket – CCN Markets

The Ethereum issuance of Tether (USDT) is quickly becoming the most utilized version of the stablecoin – and pushing Bitcoin and Omni out of the game. | Source: Shutterstock Tether (USDT) transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain are losing ground to Ethereum at an ever-increasing rate. Ever since the Tether stablecoin was issued on Ethereum in January 2018, it has slowly gone on to become the most utilized version of the USDT token (of the four in existence). Data from Coinmetrics.io shows the gradual takeover of Tether transactions by the Ethereum…