Ethereum (ETH) Rebound Faces Major Hurdle Near $180

Ethereum price is currently correcting higher, but it is facing a strong resistance near $180 against the US Dollar. Bitcoin price is up more than 1.5%, but it is also facing resistance $8,120 and $8,200. This week’s followed major bearish trend line was breached with resistance near $174 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is clearly facing a strong resistance near the $180 level and the 100 hourly SMA. Ethereum price is currently recovering higher versus the US Dollar, similar to bitcoin. However, ETH…

Bank of Canada Exploring Possibility of Launching a Digital Currency

Bank of Canada, the Canadian central bank, is exploring the possibility of launching a digital currency that would replace cash and track how people spend their money. The aim of the proposed currency would be to mitigate the “direct threat” posed by cryptocurrencies to the economic sovereignty of governments and central banks, an issue that has featured prominently in the headlines recently amidst intense regulatory pushback on Facebook’s proposed coin, Libra. The proposal was pitched to Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and its board of directors in…

Telegram to Delay the Launch of TON Due to SEC Meeting

Over the past few years, Telegram has become an important part of the crypto ecosystem due to its use as a communication platform for traders as well as market enthusiasts. Hence, it did not come as a complete surprise when the encrypted messaging service platform announced the launch of its own blockchain, the Telegram Open Network (TON). Major Details However, it seems to have run into issues with the all-powerful Securities and Exchange Commission. In a new development, the company told its investors that the date of the launch is…

Bitcoin Corrects Above $8K against Weak US Data, Brexit Deal

Bitcoin was attempting to hold $8,000 as support on Thursday after it slipped briefly below the said level yesterday. The benchmark cryptocurrency surged by 0.83 percent, or $66.14, to trade at $8,059.68. The move uphill came after a depressive price action on Wednesday that took the bitcoin price below the $8,000 support level. At its intraday lowest, the cryptocurrency was trading at $7,908.86. Bitcoin attempts a weak pullback after dropping below $8,000 on Wednesday | Image credits: TradingView.com Weak US Economic Data The bitcoin’s loss and subsequent mild recovery came…

Fed Governor Brainard Identifies Libra Threat, Says Regulatory Hurdles Abound

Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard delivered a sharp critique of Libra on Wednesday, stating the Facebook-led project would need to resolve a number of regulatory hurdles before going live. In a transcript of speech delivered on Wednesday at The Future of Money in the Digital Age forum in Washington, D.C., Brainard outlined how global stablecoin projects raised complex regulatory issues that at best could delay Libra’s anticipated 2020 launch, and, if left unresolved, place consumers and the international banking order at heightened risk. The problem? Stablecoins could be too successful –…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Bearish Breakdown Looks Real, $7,500 Next?

Bitcoin price is back in a downtrend with a close below the $8,000 support against the US Dollar. The price is trading below the $8,000 support and remains at a risk of more losses below $7,800. Yesterday’s highlighted major declining channel was breached with support near $8,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price could correct in the short term, but the $8,020 and $8,100 resistances are likely to prevent gains. Bitcoin price is declining and trading below key supports against the US…