Crypto Markets Continue Trading in Red, Oil Reports Losses

Thursday, July 11 — major cryptocurrency markets are trading in the red zone, with just a few coins reporting moderate gains, according to Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), has continued coming down after yesterday’s sharp drop to trade at around $11,740 as of press time. The coin has lost 4.39% over the past 24 hours. During the day, Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow corridor between $12,191 and $11,377. As reported earlier today, Bitcoin trading in Zimbabwe has continued to surge after the government…

Oil Markets Could Save 30% With Blockchain, Data Gumbo CEO Says

Global oil operators can save at least 30% by using blockchain in their infrastructure, according to data by blockchain startup Data Gumbo. Andrew Bruce, CEO of American blockchain startup Data Gumbo, discussed blockchain-powered automated contract execution in the oil industry on Bloomberg Commodities Edge on July 19. When asked how much oil industry players can save by implementing blockchain applications such as blockchain-based contract execution instead of traditional paper contracts, Bruce argued that such solutions could save at least 30%, referring to internal studies by the company. According to Data…

Top Crypto Markets Report Losses, Bitcoin Hovers Around $11,000

Friday, July 5 — the top-20 digital currencies by market capitalization are trading in the red zone, with only Chainlink (LINK) seeing daily gains, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading in a narrow corridor from $11,701 to $10,751 as its highest point during the day. The leading crypto has lost 6.25% over the past 24 hours, and is currently trading at $10,969. In terms of its weekly performance, bitcoin has seen a price drop by 2.73%. Bitcoin has become less correlated…

Crypto Markets Are Green Across the Board as Bitcoin Crosses $12,000

Friday, June 28 — Top cryptocurrencies bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and ripple (XRP) are all in the green, a total turnaround from the sea of deep red on Thursday. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is currently trading at $12,316 again, around the levels it sank to following the sudden $1,400 flash crash on Wednesday. Bitcoin had continued to sink all the way to $10,380 on Thursday, but is now seeing strong recovery on the day, trending up by around 14%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 The top altcoin and second…

ETH Hits 10-Month High as Crypto Markets See Solid Green

Saturday, June 22 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) passed the $11,100 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently up over 13% on the day, trading around $11,154 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 22%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, bitcoin crossed $11,000 in under 24 hours after crossing $10,000. Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest…

Grayscale’s Ethereum Security Now Listed on OTC Markets

Grayscale’s Ethereum-based security, Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE), is available for trading on OTC Markets, according to an official blog post from Grayscale Investments on June 20.   According to the post, ETHE is “an open-ended trust that holds Ethereum.” As further noted, this is a means of investing in Ethereum without having to actually hold the cryptocurrency. This means that the “first U.S.-based publicly quoted security solely invested in and deriving value from the price of Ethereum is available.”   Grayscale’s Director of Investments and Research Matt Beck commented on…

Facebook’s Calibra Digital Wallet Will Not Be Available in Its Largest Markets

Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet will not be available in some of the social network’s largest markets, including India, according to a TechCrunch report on June 19. A spokesperson told the website: “The libra blockchain will be global, but it will be up to custodial wallet providers to determine where they will and will not operate. Calibra won’t be available in U.S.-sanctioned countries or countries that ban cryptocurrencies.” Estimates by Statista suggest there were 260 million Facebook users in India as of April this year — far ahead of the tech giant’s second-largest market, the United…

Bitcoin Markets Now Show Greater Influence From Institutional Investors: JPMorgan

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) thinks the Bitcoin (BTC) industry has changed considerably since 2017, citing an increase in institutional interest, Bloomberg reported on June 15. The publication quoted a report led by managing director of global market strategy of the United States’ largest bank, Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, in which researchers examined recent phenomena surrounding cryptocurrency exchanges. As Cointelegraph reported, an investigation by asset manager Bitwise in March — and again last month — revealed that a significant amount of trade volume reported by exchanges was likely fake. Citing JPM, Bloomberg notes that…

Bittrex to Expand to Euro Markets, Lowers Trading Fees for US Customers

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has lowered trading fees for United States-based customers and announced its expansion to euro markets in a blog post published on June 12. The exchange announced the launch of euro markets later this summer, which will enable fiat trading in euros for the first time in its history. Bittrex is also offering lower trading fees for its U.S. dollar markets, starting with a promotional month with 0 maker and 0.15% taker options. The exchange also notes that it will automatically lower fees to the promotional rate for…

Crypto Markets Show Signs of Recovery, While Oil Prices Slump

Friday, May 31 — cryptocurrencies are on the rise again after seeing a slight correction yesterday, May 30, with EOS (EOS) being the only coin among the top-20 cryptocurrencies to register double-digit gains. Market visualization by Coin360 The leading digital currency bitcoin (BTC) is up slightly over 3% on the day, and is trading at $8,573 at press time. On its weekly chart, bitcoin saw its lowest price point at $7,924 on May 26, while its highest price point of $8,994 was on May 30. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source:…