Markets Looking Grim, Bitcoin Lingers Above $8,000 Mark

Sunday, Sept. 27 — All of the top-20 cryptocurrencies by market cap continue to struggle following the sudden nosedive on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has not been able to recover from Tuesday’s painful correction, which saw double-digit losses across the board. The most popular crypto coin continues to trade sideways, down by 1.75% over the last 24 hours to trade at around $8,050 at press time, while having seen an intraday high of $8,255.  BTC found some support above the lower-$8,000 region during the…

2 Key Indicators Hint that a Bear Market is on the Cards

Last week was a tough week for Bitcoin (BTC) as sentiment shifted from bullish to bearish after the price fell from just under $10,000 to below $8,000 in a matter of hours on Sept. 24. After a brief bounce, Bitcoin hovered around $8,400 for 48-hours before the final drop to $7,740 came.  This produced a storm of tweets from bulls like Anthony Pompliano and bears like Peter Schiff took the opportunity to gloat about the cyclical misfortune Bitcoin frequently provides is supporters. Weekly Crypto Market Performance. Source. Coin360.com However, the…

Crypto News From Japan: Sept. 22–29

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, Bitflyer adds the Ether (ETH)/yen pair to its trading platform, the official website Ethereum.org adds a Japanese language version, while Monex CEO Oki Matsumoto says that Facebook opened Pandora’s box with its stablecoin project, Libra. Here is the past week of cryptocurrency and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. BitFlyer adds Ether/Japanese yen pair to its trading platform On Sept. 25, Cointelegraph Japan reported that the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer was adding the Ether/yen pair…

North Korea Needs Its Own National Crypto, CBDC Fever Spreads in Asia

It seems that a movement to create a national cryptocurrency is gaining momentum in Asia. Following China, the North Korean authorities announced their readiness to issue digital money and even indicated the availability of all required resources — both technical and human — to implement this task.  Will the government of the most isolated country in the world go further than its Asian neighbor, or is this just another attempt to scare the United States? Among the reasons for issuing a North Korean digital coin, experts name the circumvention of…

A Clear Path for Ethereum

This article provides an overview of Ethereum’s rise, from conception through its initial coin offering (ICO) and beyond. Coinciding with the ICO came attempts to regulate and classify digital currency by multiple governmental and nongovernmental bodies — including the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Uniform Law Commission, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Each has its own opinion on the matter, and as of yet there has been no uniform definition, law or guideline. However,…

Veteran Trader Shares Tips on how to Profit from Bitcoin and Altcoin investing

Successful traders treat trading like a business and part of treating your trading like a business involves keeping a journal. While everyone has a different format and preference, I generally use an Excel spreadsheet to help with calculations and provide organizational clarity. Crypto investors are always curious about each other’s positions and typically these conversations take place in private DMs and telegram chats. The goal here is to provide some transparency on my trading routine and I hope traders find the process of observing each step of every trade educational. …

Top-5 Crypto Performers: LEO, LINK. MIOTA, XRP, XTZ

Chinese fintech stocks have surged this year on hopes that the launch of a digital currency by the People’s Bank of China will increase demand for security and payment services. Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano said that if the digital yuan becomes a reality, it might threaten the dollar’s reign as the global reserve currency. However, he said that even if central banks issue their own digital currencies, people were likely to opt for a currency which cannot be manipulated, seized or censored.  European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario…

$6.4M Worth of FSN Tokens Stolen From Fusion Network’s Swap Wallet

Fusion Network’s token swap wallet was compromised. Roughly a third of FSN tokens was stolen as a result. Fusion Foundation announced in a Medium post published on Sept. 29 that its swap wallet was compromised, which resulted in the theft of 10 million native FSN and 3.5 million Ethereum (ETH)-based ERC-20 FSN tokens. The total worth of stolen FSN tokens was estimated at around $6.4 million at that time. The Foundation’s investigation has not revealed any other affected wallets so far. The alleged cybercriminal reportedly started to launder the coins…

Zcash Bug Could Reveal Shielded Full Nodes’ IP Addresses

A bug in all Zcash (ZEC) implementations and most of its forks could leak metadata containing the full nodes’ with shielded addresses (zaddr) IPs. Komodo (KMD) core developer Duke Leto disclosed the bug in a blog post published on his personal website. A Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) code has already been assigned to track the issue on Sept. 27. Leto explained: “A bug has existed for all shielded addresses since the inception of Zcash and Zcash Protocol. It is present in all Zcash source code forks. It is possible…