|Day's range||8,102.575 - 8,408.406|
|52-week range||3,191.30 - 13,796.49|
|Volume (24 hrs)||22.83B|
|Volume (24 hrs) all currencies||22.83B|
Stellar’s Lumen sees another heavy slide early on as the broader market struggles. For Ethereum, a return to $180 levels would support a rebound.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is actively policing crypto ATMs for potential money laundering and tax issues, a top official told Bloomberg last Friday.The post IRS investigators scrutinize Bitcoin ATMs and kiosks appeared first on The Block.
Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading at just above $8,440 following a 3% drop in price since last Monday. Additionally, BTC has also managed to drop below its 200-day EMA - not a great sign for the bulls. Bitcoin has been consolidating since last month after price spiked from $7,500 to over $10,000, before retracing to the $9,000 range. Will BTC recover back to $10,000 and above soon? Let's take a look at Bitcoin's chart. At the time of writing, Bitcoin has been making a number of lower highs. Since the massive bull market that took Bitcoin close to $14,000 earlier in the year, the coin has been dropping in value following a downtrend that was only broken in late OctoberThe post Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.
It’s a bearish start to the day, with Tron’s TRX bucking the trend early. Bitcoin will need to move back through to $8,550 levels to signal a market boost.
It’s a slow start to the day for the majors. Following a range-bound afternoon, a lack of direction could hit the majors later in the day…
It’s a mixed start to the day for the majors. Support may well kick in later in the day, however, as the market looks to recover from a string of losses.
Two men have been arrested and charged over a scheme to steal digital assets from cryptocurrency executives - as well as threatening their families. Eric Meiggs, 21, of Brockton, Massachusetts and Declan Harrington, 20, of Rockport, Massachusetts are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of crypto. The men are alleged to have stolen the cryptocurrency by taking over their victims' social media and e-mail accounts using a technique known as “SIM swapping”. SIM swapping is where cybercriminals convince a victim’s phone carrier to reassign the victim’s cell phone number from the current SIM card to the hacker's own phone. According to the Department of Justice indictment, Meiggs and Harrington allegedly targeted executives of cryptocurrency companies and othersThe post Suspects arrested over $550,000 'SIM swapping' crypto theft appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Bitcoin's mempool has spiked over 600% in the last 24 hours. The Bitcoin mempool is the pool of unconfirmed Bitcoin transactions on the Bitcoin network. Once a Bitcoin transaction occurs on Bitcoin’s blockchain, it is not immediately added. Instead, it goes into this pool of in-motion transactions where it waits for confirmation. The mempool size was previously around 15MB before jumping to over 90MB in the span of a few hours. Is the Bitcoin network under attack? Is it being spammed? Or has a new organisation found brand new utility for the Bitcoin blockchain? 600% rise Looking at the mempool chart above, courtesy of blockchain.info, you can clearly see the sudden spike felt earlier today. At first glance, one mightThe post Bitcoin's mempool spikes over 600% in last 24 hours appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added support for Turkish lira (TRY) for its direct fiat-to-crypto buying facility. This will allow Binance users to buy bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and XRP directly with lira.The post Binance adds support for Turkish lira for direct crypto purchases appeared first on The Block.
Today the price of Bitcoin is US$8,676.80; Ethereum is US$183.82; XRP is US$0.267270; Bitcoin Cash is US$275.27 and Tether is US$1.00. These are the top five cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the top five cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relyingThe post Top five cryptocurrencies - latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Bitcoin is once again testing the strength of the optimists. It is easy to see a sluggish downward trend on the chart, but on Tuesday and Friday morning, there were a couple of price bursts that ended in nothing. So far, it looks like an attempt to make a sharp jump from the swamp.
Two men have been arrested and charged in U.S. District Court in Boston for their role in a nationwide SIM swap scheme in which the pair allegedly hijacked victims' phones and social media accounts to steal cryptocurrency, representatives of the U.S.The post US authorities arrest 2 in alleged SIM swap cryptocurrency theft scheme appeared first on The Block.
An exec for the Dallas Mavericks basketball team says uptake on Bitcoin payments is slow - but he expects more fans to take interest in the future. The team was the second NBA franchise to accept Bitcoin as a method of payment for tickets and merchandise. Mavericks Chief Technology Officer David Herr said it is an option for those who want to use it while also allowing the business to prepare for more wide-scale adoption. He told sports business news website Front Office Sports: “[Users] are pretty low, I don’t want to say infancy, but it’s a select group of people using it. “We did some research, heard some discussions and conversations, and one comment was it’s still complicated toThe post Dallas Mavericks tech chief says sports crypto payments are ‘still complicated to 99% of the population’ appeared first on Coin Rivet.
The Unknown Fund, organized by a group of anonymous people, plans to invest and donate $75 million in bitcoin (BTC) to those startups working directly or indirectly on enhancing privacy.The post Anonymous fund plans to invest and donate $75M in bitcoin to startups working on enhancing privacy appeared first on The Block.
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s Visa debit card has today added support for XRP and four more coins. The four coins are Brave browser’s basic attention token (BAT), Augur (REP), Stellar (XLM) and 0x (ZRX), Coinbase Card announced Thursday.The post Coinbase’s crypto Visa debit card adds support for XRP and 4 more coins appeared first on The Block.
The Iranian government has reportedly finalized power tariffs for cryptocurrency miners and is offering a bounty for exposing illegal mining operations in the country.The post Iran announces power tariffs for crypto miners; offers bounty for exposing illegal operations appeared first on The Block.
The crypto world has been expanding at a rapid pace in recent years, defying the often mixed sentiments toward an asset class that has adversely impacted the cryptomarkets through much of 2018.
Hackers have demanded 565 bitcoins, currently worth about $5 million, from Mexico’s national oil company Pemex in a cyberattack. The hack, detected on Sunday by Pemex, has forced the company to shut down its computers across Mexico, Reuters reported Wednesday.The post Hackers demand $5M in bitcoin from Mexico's national oil company Pemex appeared first on The Block.
Stellar’s Lumen bucks the trend early as the majors struggle on. Failure to move through to key levels could sink the pair later in the day.
It’s yet another bearish start to the day for the majors. Failure to move through to key levels could lead to a heavy slide later in the day.
Bakkt, a provider of physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts, is now planning to offer a cash-settled version of the product due to customer demand.The post Bakkt now plans to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures; looking to beat rival CME Group appeared first on The Block.
This month couldn't have got off to a better start. After the huge Bitcoin pump we saw in late October, where the price of BTC increased over 40% in the space of 24 hours, it seems the market has now stabilised. I personally expect the positive trend to continue this week following the recent news that President Xi Jinping wants China to be a key player in the blockchain space. It's notable that following Xi's comments, there was a massive surge in searches for "blockchain" and "Bitcoin" on WeChat. In addition, the endorsement for blockchain may kick-start a wave of adoption by the Chinese, especially by businesses, just as the brand new government-backed cryptocurrency is getting ready to launch. Let'sThe post Cryptocurrency market update: Consolidation ahead appeared first on Coin Rivet.