Crypto Custodian Copper Raised $8 Million for Expansion

Cryptocurrencies have always faced challenges when it comes to reducing risk and making themselves regulatory compliant for traditional investors. Providing custody for Bitcoin and others is becoming increasingly more complex due to the nature of crypto: whoever has control of the asset, owns the asset. While users typically had to store their own BTC private keys when the cryptocurrency was launched, now there are more solutions like cypherpunk storage and crypto banks like Coinbase.   At present, crypto custody solutions range from:  Self-custody Third-party custody  Inter-exchange custody  Copper and Binance are…

Ripple (XRP) Rally Remains Attractive To The Bears If Price Surges To $0.31

Ripple found support near $0.2680 and recovered slightly against the US Dollar. XRP price could continue to rise, but the bears are likely to protect the $0.3100 resistance area. Ripple price is slowly correcting higher from the $0.2677 swing low against the US dollar. The price is back above the $0.2800 area, but it lacks bullish momentum. Yesterday’s two connecting bearish trend lines were breached with resistance near $0.2865 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The price could recover towards the $0.3000, $0.3050 and…

Ethereum Smashes Key Resistance: Technicals Indicate Fresh Rally To $288

Ethereum remained well bid above the $240 support area against the US Dollar. ETH price started a fresh increase and it could soon revisit the $288-$289 resistance zone. Ethereum is recovering losses and it recently climbed above the $265 resistance against the US Dollar. The price is gaining pace and it could rise further above $270 and $275. Yesterday’s highlighted key bearish trend line was breached with resistance near $262 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). Bitcoin price is slowly recovering and it could test the…

Dow Futures Plummet as Coronavirus Forces Shock Apple Announcement

Apple surprised stock market investors on Monday as it lowered its revenue guidance amid the coronavirus crisis. Dow futures fell after the note was released, as investors brace for more downgrades from other U.S. companies with exposure to China. A new report from the Chinese CDC claims several worrying facts about the epidemic. Dow futures dropped more than 100 points on Monday. The downturn happened after Apple noted that it would not be able to hit its revenue guidance due to the impact of the coronavirus. The move lower came…

If Mookie Betts Can’t Save the Dodgers, No One Can

Although it looked unlikely early on, the LA Dodgers have won the off-season with their trade for Mookie Betts and David Price. Last season, the Dodgers won a franchise-best 106 games. Have these moves made them even better? Can Mookie Betts lead the Dodgers to their first World Series victory in over 30 years? By trading for Mookie Betts and David Price, the LA Dodgers won the MLB offseason. Things didn’t look so great early on, though. Dodgers Saved Their Off-Season With Last-Minute Heroics The early offseason for the Dodgers…

Persona 5 Switch Port Is Something Atlus Should Just Shut Up and Do

Atlus, creators of the Persona series, has been asked for a Switch port of their latest Persona game numerous times. Despite this, Atlus’ communications manager says that fans’ voices must continue to be heard if the port is going to happen. Apparently, Atlus just doesn’t know what’s good for them as a company anymore. Recently it came out that Atlus, creators of Persona 5, knows how much fans want a Switch port. IGN spoke to Ari Advincula, Atlus’ communications manager, and asked her if fans should give up on the…

Chinese Exchange FCoin Closes Down, Still Owes Users $125 Million

Zhang Jian, founder of Chinese crypto exchange Fcoin, revealed in a post earlier today that FCoin may not be able to pay the 7,000-13,000 BTC (that’s $67 million to $125 million) that it owes users.  According to Zhang, the exchange hasn’t been hacked and isn’t an exit scam. But evidence suggests it might be exactly that.  Zhang claims that the shutdown is the result of a series of internal data errors and decisions that are too complicated to explain:  “This is a problem that is a little too complicated to…

Bitcoin May Soon Go Near-Vertical, Ripping Past $10,000

On Monday, for the third or fourth day in a row, the price of Bitcoin continued to correct lower. The cryptocurrency, at its worst on Monday, fell to $9,500 — just under 10% under the $10,500 peak seen the prior week. Despite the strong retracement, there have been a number of cryptocurrency investors and traders suggesting the recent move may actually be a precursor to an even greater thrust higher. One analysis, in fact, suggested that Bitcoin could soon rally surge past $10,000 yet again to establish a new multi-month…

Kobe Bryant’s All-Star MVP Tribute Is Perfect; Now It’s Time to Move on

Countless tributes have poured in following the tragic passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant in January. The NBA renamed its All-Star MVP award in honor of Bryant, claiming ‘nobody embodied all-star more than Kobe.’ The All-Star honor is as good a time as any to put the tributes to Bryant to bed and finally allow him to rest. The sheer number of tributes to fallen NBA legend Kobe Bryant serves as a testament to how influential he was to the sports world. Nearly every player, ex-player, and analyst has eulogized…

Epic Games Store to Give Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Away for Free

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be free on the Epic Games Store, joining card battler Faeria as this coming week’s duo of free games. Players can pick up the game from this Thursday until Feb. 27. The game may mark a shift at Epic towards giving away games with a broader appeal. Epic Games is continuing with its 2020 habit of announcing its weekly freebies ahead of time. The Fortnite developer announced that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is heading to the Epic Games Store later this week. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Joins Epic…