Why Fake Volume Plague Could Actually Raise Odds of Bitcoin ETF

In March 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) denied the first ever bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal. Since then, many bitcoin ETF applications have been filed by nearly ten companies, and many of them have been rejected by the SEC for similar reasons. This week, in a presentation to the SEC, Bitwise revealed that the overwhelming majority of the trading volume in the bitcoin exchange market is fake and that a substantially large portion of the global bitcoin volume comes from the United States. Ironically, the fake volume…

Bitcoin is Nothing More Than ‘Bovine Excrement’: Berkeley Researcher

Move over, Jamie Dimon, because there’s a new contender for the coveted title of “king bear of the bitcoin-bashing brigade”: technologist Nicholas Weaver. Technologist Nicholas Weaver Rants Against Bitcoin While he might not have the mainstream name recognition of Jamie Dimon, or Warren Buffett, or even Nouriel Roubini, Weaver – a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley – has proven that he can sling bitcoin barbs like the best of them. Nicholas Weaver is a contender to lead the bitcoin-bashing brigade. | Source: ICSI/Berkeley Speaking during…

Bitcoin Basher Agustin Carstens Rails Against Central Bank Crypto Plans

Agustin Carstens, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) general manager and a noted bitcoin critic, has said that the launch of central bank-backed crypto assets could undermine financial stability. During his speech at the Central Bank of Ireland, the BIS official said: “There are huge operational consequences for central banks in implementing monetary policy and implications for the stability of the financial system. Central banks do not put a brake on innovations just for the sake of it. But neither should they speed ahead disregarding all traffic conditions.” Considering the role…

Key Technical Indicator Shows BTC Surging to $5,500

Throughout the past three months, the bitcoin price has flirted with the $4,200 resistance level, often struggling to maintain momentum above the key $4,000 mark. Several traders have demonstrated concerns over the extended period of stability demonstrated by bitcoin because, in late 2018, the cryptocurrency recorded a drop of around 50 percent following three months of stagnation in the $6,300 to $6,500 range. However, a cryptocurrency technical analyst known to the community as “Galaxy” has said that once bitcoin breaks out of a key resistance level above $4,000, it could…

Why Bitcoin Plunged to 15th in China’s Bizarre Crypto Rankings

China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID), which operates directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, released its crypto rankings for March, featuring top 35 crypto assets in the likes of Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS, TRON, and Ontology. Bitcoin dropped from 13th to 15th since last month while TRON climbed up the rankings to secure the number 2 spot. EOS topped the rankings, and Ethereum fell behind TRON at third. EOS & TRON Trump Bitcoin in China Blockchain Rankings Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an…

What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

SBI Holdings, a major financial and banking giant in Japan, has formally announced the launch of SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd., officially entering the bitcoin mining industry. In recent months, the most dominant forces in the global bitcoin mining industry in the likes of Bitmain, Cannan, and Japanese internet conglomerate GMO have struggled to adjust to market conditions. As the bitcoin bear market extended to a 15-month correction, despite the gradual increase in hash power, the demand for bitcoin mining due to the general decline in profitability of mining noticeably…

Why Square’s Bitcoin Hiring Spree is Crucial for Crypto Adoption

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square, the $32.7 billion mobile payment giant based in the U.S., revealed that Square would fund three to four developers and a designer to work on the open-source protocol of Bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem. Independent of the core business strategies of Square, the team of developers and a designer will work to contribute to the cryptocurrency ecosystem in a variety of ways, potentially by contributing to the open-source codebase of the Bitcoin network. Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version…

Bitcoin, Gold Strongly Correlated in 3-Week High to Spell Stock Market Disaster

Bitcoin and gold both hit three-week highs on Thursday after a period of highly correlated trading. It comes as the dollar crashes and warning signs flash on the stock market. The correlation strengthens bitcoin’s case as “digital gold” and proves that traders are beginning to treat cryptocurrency like a traditional asset. As the dollar crumbles and whispers of recession grow, bitcoin could spike alongside gold as a hedge against a future bear market in stocks. Bitcoin and Gold Strong Correlation As you can see in the chart below, both bitcoin…

Bitcoin Nears $4,100 as Tokens Gain 20%; Industry Execs Say Crypto Bottom’s In

The valuation of the crypto market rose by $1.5 billion overnight as the bitcoin price closed on $4,100 and a handful of tokens recorded gains in the range of 10 percent to 25 percent. Based on the global average price of bitcoin as shown on Coinmarketcap.com, the bitcoin price has remained above the $4,000 resistance level for more than seven days. 7-Day Bitcoin Price Chart (Source: Coinmarketcap.com) Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts for future events and services. Support our journalists…

CBOE Trashing Bitcoin Futures Signals Crypto Market Bottom: Brian Kelly

Cryptocurrency investor Brian Kelly believes that the decision to drop bitcoin futures by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) represents a watershed in the history of bitcoin, signaling that the crypto market’s longest-ever decline has finally found a bottom. BKCM Founder: CBOE Exit Shows Bitcoin Bear Market is ‘Exhausted’ Speaking on Tuesday’s edition of CNBC Fast Money, the BKCM Digital Asset Fund founder and CEO stated that he sees improvement in bitcoin address growth and market sentiment since December 2018 as evidence that the retail end of the bear market…