WATCH: Ethereum Enters a ‘Crossroads’ at the Ethereal Summit

On location in Tel Aviv at the Ethereal Summit, hosted September 15, CoinDesk’s Daniel Kuhn spoke with some of the major players in the ethereum space about where the second largest blockchain is heading. Billed as “the world’s computer,” ethereum has not lived up to its initial marketing campaign. ConsenSys and a crowd of developers are working at a solution, dubbed ethereum 2.0, to fix the blockchain’s scalability problems. Leading up to this reboot, the Ethereal Summit served as a progress marker. The community was enthusiastic for what lays ahead.…

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Watch: Here Is Why Bulls Must Be Careful

Bitcoin price is currently trading below the $10,080 resistance area against the US Dollar. The price is facing many hurdles on the upside near $10,080 and $10,100. There is a short term breakout pattern forming with resistance near $10,060 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price could either climb towards $10,400 or it might extend its decline below $9,850. Bitcoin price is under pressure below $10,200 against the US Dollar. BTC remains at a risk of more losses until it settles above $10,100…

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Watch: Here Is Why Upsides Could Be Capped

Bitcoin price is currently correcting higher and is trading above $9,650 against the US Dollar. The price is struggling to break the $9,800 and $9,880 resistance levels. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $9,900 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price could only turn bullish after it captures the $9,900 and $10,000 resistance levels. Bitcoin price is facing a lot of barriers near $9,900 and $10,000 against the US Dollar. BTC could trim recent gains if it fails…

WATCH: The Facebook Libra Hearings: Everything You Missed in 5 Minutes

  “It’s not a surprise to me that inevitably corporations are going after creating their own tokens but for Facebook to be one of the first big ones is is pretty much a surprise,” said Lukka CEO Jake Benson told us when news of Libra began to spread. The world shared his surprise when Facebook unveiled its wild cryptocurrency dreams last month. But that surprise quickly turned into concern and condemnation as politicians started thinking about what it meant for a company to run its own mint. Facebook’s reaction to the hearings…

WATCH: Former CFTC Advisor Sees ‘Mistrust’ as Libra’s Fatal Flaw

Jeff Bandman, Lecturer in Global Affairs at Yale University, is a advisor at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he spun up LabCFTC. In this chat with CoinDesk’s Pete Rizzo, he talks about “murder boards” and what it took for Facebook’s David Marcus to face off the Federal Government. “After I had started working at the CFTC all of a sudden on my calendar I’d get these invitations and so I go to our Hill liaison and I’d say ‘Corey what are these death-squads that have just appeared…

WATCH: ‘Mother of Blockchains’ Defends Facebook’s Choice of Controversial Swiss Foundation

Joshua Ashley Klayman Kuzar, founder and CEO, Klayman LLC and Inflection Point Blockchain Advisors, is one of the best known cryptocurrency lawyers. In her chat with CoinDesk Editor Pete Rizzo she talks about how uniquely odd and exciting this moment is for cryptocurrency as a whole. “If you actually look at the companies involved I mean I think that’s a huge differentiator,” she said. “We’ve never seen congressional hearings about a start-up proposing a token sale in the manner that we’re seeing this now. We haven’t been seeing so much…

WATCH: Former ConsenSys Fintech Lead Says Facebook Will Rule Crypto Payments

Before Libra, Juan Llanos still saw some outsiders who could have taken on the payments and remittance markets. Now, after Libra, he’s not so sure. “When Libra was announced mid-June … the first thing that came to mind after reading the White Paper, obviously, is that the payments use case is already theirs,” he said. In this video, Llanos, a FinTech and RegTech Advisor, explores the things that Libra will potentially change. He says that Facebook has essentially sewn up the payments market for years to come and warns startups…

WATCH: Investor Nisa Amoils Expects Libra to Reduce Regulatory Risk

Like so many other crypto thinkers, venture capitalist Nisa Amoils feels Facebook’s Libra is a 100-ton payments elephant in the middle of the crypto space. However, it isn’t changing the way she invests. “It doesn’t really change my thesis,” she said. “It only really changes a thesis if your focus pretty much on investing in payments because Facebook, if it gets approved, becomes a dominant player and then any other startup and that space can’t compete.” Instead, she said, Libra reduces the risk associated with cryptocurrency. After all, if the world’s…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Fresh 2019 High On The Cards?

Bitcoin price stayed above the key $9,000 support and traded higher recently against the US Dollar. The price traded above the $9,300 resistance and it recently tested the $9,400 resistance area. There was a break above a major contracting triangle with resistance near $9,130 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to climb sharply higher once it clears the $9,390 and $9,400 resistance levels. Bitcoin price is trading with a bullish tone above $9,300 against the US Dollar. BTC is likely…