Bitcoin Whales are Stabilizing the Market, Not Crashing it: Research

New data from Chainalysis has revealed that bitcoin whales are a surprisingly heterogeneous group of coin holders who might be doing more good than harm to the market. Investors have long been wary of a market situation where a few whales can exert overwhelming control over the asset price, fuelled in part by reports suggesting that whales deciding …

Bitcoin Price Drops $380; Ethereum, Ripple (XRP) Plunge 9%

Cryptocurrency analysts had predicted that the bitcoin price was about to break away from its $6,550 peg, and those predictions came true early Thursday morning. Unfortunately for investors, though, this movement did not occur to the upside. After briefly making a push toward $6,700 earlier in the week, the bitcoin price was holding steady between …

Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Clashes with Bank over $22 Million in Frozen Funds

QuadrigaCX, Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has been denied access to CA$28 million of its funds domiciled in the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) since January 2018. The company, based in Vancouver has reacted furiously after the bank decided to freeze several accounts operated by Quadriga’s payment processor. Legitimate Question or Conjecture? The Globe and …

Venezuelans Must Pay Passport Fees with Petro Cryptocurrency: Govt.

Starting next week, Venezuelans will have to pay their passport fees with the petro, the controversial state-supported cryptocurrency that is allegedly backed by oil. This was announced in a press conference on Friday, Oct. 5, by the country’s vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, ahead of the coin’s official launch in November. This follows a similar press …

Bitcoin Cash Evangelist Roger Ver May Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bitcoin cash evangelist and Bitcoin.com owner Roger Ver is considering launching a cryptocurrency exchange that would use BCH as its base currency. The controversial bitcoin cash promoter, once known as “Bitcoin Jesus” for his early support for the cryptocurrency in the years before last year’s BTC/BCH divorce, told Bloomberg that, if his company wanted to, …

CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has bolstered its police actions in the last fiscal year, driven largely by cryptocurrency cases, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under President Trump, the federal derivatives market regulator levied about $900 million in civil penalties in 2018 alone, exceeding the annual amount in five of the eight years …

Inside the Wall Street Practice that Could Ruin Bitcoin

Note: This is part 3 in a multi-part article series exploring rehypothecation and commingling in bitcoin and other cryptocurrency markets. Part 1 and part 2 are interviews with Caitlin Long and parts 3 and 4 ask the question, “How did we get to a place that where laws look like this?” In order to understand …

Element Analysts Believe Bitcoin Market Has “Ran Out of Juice”

Element Group, a cryptocurrency economics and digital assets solutions analyst, published a report explaining that the SEC’s delay in approving bitcoin ETF proposals is the primary reason why the market has become so boring in recent weeks. Crypto Market Has Become Boring BTC/USD | Bitfinex “One can argue that the depressed volatility patterns we’re seeing …