This Fractal Suggests XRP is on the Cusp of Seeing a Parabolic Rally

XRP was able to incur some decent momentum earlier this week that sent it into the mid-$0.25 region. Despite climbing from its recent sub-$0.20 lows, the cryptocurrency’s uptrend is still underwhelming compared to those seen by Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many of its other peers. The lack of enthusiasm surrounding the embattled token is quite significant at the moment, and it is now struggling to surmount the heavy resistance it faces at $0.25. Bulls did try to shatter this level yesterday, but their attempt failed and resulted in a somewhat firm…

The Future of Crypto Mining is All About Computing Power, Says RRMine Global CEO

RRMine Global CEO, Steve Tsou, said at a Cointelegraph China Great Bay Area International Blockchain Week pre-event interview on July 29 that the future of crypto mining will transit from labor-intensive companies to technology-intensive and capital-intensive companies. It will be all about computing power. Computer power and the digital economy With the rapid development of new generation information technologies such as 5G, big data and cloud computing, the demand for computing power will likely increase. Tsou believes that a computing power revolution is imperative. He continued:  “Therefore, as a new…

This Coin’s Supply Goes Down as the Price Rises

Ampleforth (AMPL) is a cryptocurrency built with an elastic supply that expands and contracts depending on demand. According to its co-founder Evan Kuo, the team was trying to learn from the failures of the gold standard and Bitcoin (BTC) to create a more flexible monetary system. Investors hoard Bitcoin & gold Although many in the crypto space perceive the finite inelastic supply of Bitcoin and gold as a major advantage over fiat, Kuo disagrees: “The only problem with gold arises when you start to use it as a base money…

How the Ethereum-Based Ampleforth’s 50% Crash Shows DeFi Investing Risks

The DeFi craze may have finally gone too far, leading investors into disaster as some top industry analysts had forewarned. Ampleforth, an altcoin that recently flash pumped by over 700,000%, just collapsed by over 70% wiping out investor’s gains and then some. The fast rise followed by an abrupt crash underscores the potential downside risk of decentralized finance, now that the upside as officially ended. Decentralized Finance Enters Drawdown Phase Following Bitcoin and Ethereum Rally At the start of 2020, skyrocketing interest in decentralized finance caused Ethereum to close seven…

Ethereum Could Soon Get “Launched” Past $400 as Technical Strength Grows

Ethereum’s price action has been closely correlated to that of Bitcoin throughout the past few days. This has caused ETH to enter a consolidation phase as it trades just below $320. Although its slight decline seen overnight has led it to flash some signs of weakness, its macro outlook still remains incredibly bright. Analysts are noting that the cryptocurrency is about to close above a historically significant level, which may open the gates for a move up towards $400 in the near-term. While zooming out and looking at the cryptocurrency’s…

Binance Confirms Crypto Debit Cards Shipping to Europe

Binance has confirmed the shipping of its crypto debit cards to Europe following a tweet from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, or CZ, several days ago. “We began shipping a limited quantity of Binance Cards on July 24,” a Binance representative told Cointelegraph in a July 27 email. “The cards are being shipped to users in European Economic Area,” the representative added.   CZ posted on social media about the card shipments CZ tweeted the news out in an unofficial capacity on July 25. “This started shipping in limited quantities as…

Fan Token Platform Socios Secures Key Regulatory License

Socios.com, a blockchain startup aiming to tokenize the sports industry, has secured a major regulatory license allowing it to issue its own payments and loyalty card. Issued by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit, or FIU, the new license has been granted to the new Estonia-based entity called Socios Entertainment OU. Announcing the news on July 30, Socios’ partner project Chiliz.net noted that the FIU is the responsible authority for licensing crypto-related firms in the country. Socios’ prepaid fiat-crypto card is “due in the very near future” The new license allows…

5 Years In, Ethereum Network Growth Echoes Nvidia’s Pre-2016 Bull Run

In July 2016, a mere four years ago, Nvidia was a $26-billion company focused on GPU chips and graphic card production. In comparison, the long-standing sector leader was Intel Corp, with a $166-billion market capitalization.  The nearly 40-year old chip manufacturer was a blue-chip Fortune 500 company and at the time, it was likely unfazed by such a small competitor. Nvidia’s previous peak market capitalization occurred in October 2007 as its value approached $22 billion. After the 2008 financial crisis, the stock collapsed over 80% and took nine years to…

US Banks Get Crypto Custody Nod, but Instant Demand Surge Is Unlikely

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a division of the United States Treasury that supervises banking in the country, on July 22, issued an interpretive letter clarifying that nationally chartered banks are allowed to provide cryptocurrency custody services to their customers extended to storing cryptographic keys associated with the currencies.  In its letter, the OCC recognizes the current need for banks and other financial service providers to leverage blockchain technology and provide related services to their customers. In addition to national banks, this permission extends to state banks…

FinCEN Releases Cybercrime Statement In Lieu of COVID-19

U.S. government agency, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, recently put out a notice mentioning the risks and symptoms of internet-related nefarious activities occurring since COVID-19 arose. “Many illicit actors are engaged in fraudulent schemes that exploit vulnerabilities created by the pandemic,” FinCEN said in a July 30 statement.  The agency added: “This advisory contains descriptions of COVID-19-related malicious cyber activity and scams, associated financial red flag indicators, and information on reporting suspicious activity.” FinCEN’s statement follows a massive Twitter hack weeks ago FinCEN’s advisory comes after a large-scale…