SEC ‘Underwhelmed’ by Lack of Enthusiasm for Regulation

Adam James · June 8, 2018 · 3:00 pm Cryptocurrency exchanges dealing with ICOs are now required to register with the SEC, though one director at the independent agency claims the response has been weaker than expected. He also noted that a statement on either Ethereum or Ripple will be coming in the future.  ‘We’re …

Ripple Price Analysis: Can XRP/USD Hold Gains?

Key Highlights Ripple price failed to move above the $0.6880 resistance and declined a few points against the US dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted important ascending channel is intact with support at $0.6700 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair must stay above the $0.6700 support area to avoid any …

From Chatroom to Classroom: The Evolution of Blockchain Education

The Rise of Blockchain Curricula Conceptualizing a course five years ago carried a degree of risk, but like the crypto market writ large, there’s a “positive relation between risk and expected return.” That risk has paid off. By 2014, the movement had made enough noise to attract the attention of academic institutions. Over the coming …

Major Wall Street Firm Secretly Traded Bitcoin for Over two Years

Wall Street continues to show a great interest in Bitcoin. Various firms are looking at the concept of introducing trading desks. One company, which has flown under most people’s radar, already took the plunge a while ago. Susquehanna International Group has built up a trading desk of a dozen people buying and selling cryptocurrency. Bitcoin …

Slovenia Plays Host to the World’s First “Bitcoin City”

One of the smallest countries in the EU may also have some of the biggest ambitions. Slovenia has announced that its largest shopping center — coincidentally known as BTC City — will transform into a complete bitcoin city, in which every store and venture will accept cryptocurrency and operate via blockchain technology. The complex, located …

IMF: Crypto Assets Could ‘Reduce Demand’ For Central Bank Money

Toju Omet · June 5, 2018 · 8:00 am In light of the global financial crisis of 2008, the invention of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has caused many to reassess the value of centralized banking institutions. Dong He, deputy director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, shared his analysis on how the mainstream adoption …

Ethereum (ETH) Price Technical Analysis (June 5, 2018)

We expect Ethereum prices to appreciate in the days to come especially if we view price action from the weekly chart. So, when we see retracement as such, Ethereum buyers should be preparing to ramp up at cheaper prices with fine tuning happening in lower time frames. In my view, potential support lies at $550 …