Bakkt Futures to Launch in the Current Quarter

Managing director and quant strategist at Fundstrat Global Advisors Sam Doctor suggested in a Twitter post published on July 19 that Bakkt’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts will launch this quarter. According to the post, which includes a summary of Fundstrat’s takeaways from the Bakkt Digital Asset Summit held on July 18, the firm’s futures will launch in the current quarter. The launch is set to follow tests announced last month, which are scheduled to start next week. The firm believes that the launch will be a catalyst to accelerate entry…

Scaling Ethereum Before Sharding, Casper

The Ethereum (ETH) team is actively looking for solutions that may help scale the blockchain network, as reported by Cointelegraph on July 15. Co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin is now considering third-party blockchains that have lower commission rates for transferring information. According to him, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain could cope well with this task. The fact is that BCH has a high data throughput — 53 kilobytes per second (KPS) compared to Ethereum’s eight KPS, which are actively used by applications, Buterin revealed. Scalability issues force the hand Over…

Bitcoin Approaches $11,000 With All Top 20 in Green

Saturday, July 20 — crypto markets have seen another upward move, with all top 20 coins by market cap seeing major gains, while Bitcoin (BTC) has approached $11,000 mark again. Market visualization from Coin360 After dipping below the $11,000 threshold on July 14, Bitcoin has approached the price point today, with its intraday high of $10,944, according to data from CoinMarketCap. The biggest cryptocurrency added 3.7% to its price to trade at $10,922 at press time. As Bitcoin has seen significant volatility this week, with its price having dipped below…

Bitcoin Retakes $11,000 Following Turbulent Week in Crypto

July 20 — Bitcoin (BTC) has retaken the $11,000 price point on the heels of a turbulent week. Charts Courtesy of Coin360.com Charts Courtesy of Coin360.com After a bull market at the end of June brought the price of BTC to almost $14,000, the coin had largely been maintaining between $10,000 and $13,000 for most of the past month, briefly cracking $11,000 on July 15 before slipping below the $10,000 price point on July 16. For the past three days, BTC has been in the $10,000 range, but had faltered…

BTC Outflow on BitMEX Exceeded Inflow by $73M: TokenAnalyst

Bitcoin (BTC) outflows on major crypto exchange BitMEX have notably exceeded the inflows after the firm was reported to be a subject in a regulatory investigation. Bitcoin outflows on BitMEX exceeded inflows by $73 million Over the past 24 hours, BitMEX saw an outflow of $83 million worth of Bitcoin, while only $12 million came in, London-based blockchain data provider TokenAnalyst reported in a tweet on July 19. 24-hour on-chain Bitcoin flows on major exchanges. Courtesy of: TokenAnalyst Twitter While such a discrepancy appears to be abnormal in comparison with…

Bitcoin Flexes Its Muscle, Reclaims $11,000 in Abbreviated Weekend Rally

Seemingly out of nowhere, the bitcoin price rocketed past the psychologically important $11,000 level this weekend. No doubt traders are getting whiplash from the dramatic swings, as the range-bound BTC then pulled back to just over $10,900. The bitcoin price is off its best levels of the day. | Source: TradingView Not too long ago, Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz predicted that BTC would be range-bound for a while, suggesting the market would hover between $10,000 and $14,000, which it has. Now he is offering another bit of advice to investors…

Lawmakers Finding It Hard to Trust Facebook

The United States’ Senate Banking Committee raised a wave of skepticism over Facebook’s crypto project Libra during the first day of testimony on July 16. The new hearing, called “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency and Its Impact on Consumers, Investors, and the American Financial System” is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET, July 17. As day two is coming in the next few hours, Cointelegraph posts a short recap of yesterday’s hearings. The first day saw Senate Banking Committee attacked David Marcus, head of Facebook’s crypto wallet Calibra, raising major concerns over…

This Year BlockShow Is Gearing Up

I first dove heavily into blockchain in 2014 when I joined Cointelegraph. To set the stage, this was right around the time of shadow projects, bitcoin casinos, and the infamous Mt. Gox crash. Almost everyone with a media badge was negative about the budding industry, and those who weren’t were typically working anonymously. At that time, there were probably fewer than 1,000 people in the core community, and those were the people I was interested in. They were building projects, and truly believed in the concept behind crypto and blockchain…

Bitcoin Buoyed By Free Marketing, Will BTC Prices Double By 2020?

Bitcoin (BTC) consolidating below $11,200 Iranians turning to Bitcoin Despite deliberate attacks from politicians, Bitcoin as an innovation is an “unstoppable force”. Fearing the unknown, they are unknowingly marketing BTC as an alternative. For now, BTC is steady, but bears are firmly in control. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Cryptocurrency investors and traders are in the space to make money, then later for the technology. At least that is what statistics reveal. Bitcoin may be the first of its kind -and a genuinely successful digital asset that continues to transform lives.…

Top-5 Crypto Tokens Pronounced ‘Dead’ — NEM and BCC Head the List: Report

Update, July 20: This article was updated to clarify the fact that the performance of particular cryptocurrency tokens is under evaluation and not the projects backing them. In 2017, the cost of Bitcoin (BTC) reached almost $20,000, and in December 2018, its rate fell to $3,187 per token. Nevertheless, it is a solid price movement for a currency, which was created from nothing about 10 years ago. Bitcoin still dominates the portfolios of most crypto investors and is by far the most popular cryptocurrency, meaning its price is less prone…