Author: Wilma Woo

Saxo Bank Outlook: Crypto Bull Market Could Return in Q2 2018

Saxo Bank analysts have called the beginning of a new period of growth for cryptocurrency prices, eyeing Q2 2018 as a “springboard” for fresh upside. ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophecy’ In its Quarterly Outlook this week, the famously pro-Bitcoin institution said a mixture of global political uncertainty, tightening of credit access and commodities volatility could all see new money pouring into crypto markets. “In addition to the possible increase in regulations leading to further declines in the short term, the continued selloff of large blocks of cryptocurrency, such as the Bitcoin cache of the MtGox trustee, could result in continued selling pressure...

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Russia: Telegram Ban Failure Shows Banning Bitcoin is Impossible

Amid chaos and mass complaints, the Russian government may have to “ban Bitcoin” in order to successfully ban Telegram. Telegram Shrugs Off Failed Censorship The ‘solution’ to the seemingly impossible task of stopping Russian users accessing the encrypted messenger app underscores the crude reality of censoring global (and decentralized) networks. That’s according to social media commentators both inside and outside Russia, who are responding to the country’s telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor’s failure to actually block Telegram with a mixture of embarrassment and satirical joking. In the days after a Moscow court sanctioned Roskomnadzor’s request to block the app April 16,...

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Kraken CEO: We Won’t Give Info To ‘Audacious’ New York Regulators

The CEO and co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken defended the company’s refusal to comply with a regulatory “questionnaire” sent by New York lawmakers. Kraken Rails Against Attorney General’s ‘Disrespect’ In comments, which contrasted with the other 12 exchanges targeted by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” Jesse Powell said Kraken would not hand over any information about its business. Jesse Powell, chief executive officer of Kraken When it launched the Initiative April 17, Schneiderman’s office explained it was “requesting disclosures on their operations, use of bots, conflicts of interest, outages, and other key issues”...

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Cambridge Analytica ‘Was Planning $30M ICO’ Sources Say

Disgraced UK data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica wanted to raise $30 million by issuing its own altcoin, according to reports which surfaced April 17. We Wanted Users To ‘Reclaim Data’ Using Blockchain Citing anonymous sources “familiar with the matter,” Reuters reveals the company, which continues to face mass scrutiny after allegedly compromising personal data of millions of Facebook users, wanted to issue its token via an ICO. “Prior to the Facebook controversy, we were developing a suite of technologies to help individuals reclaim their personal data from corporate entities and to have full transparency and control over how their...

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Blast From The Past: CloakCoin Jumps 35% After Binance Confirms Trading

Privacy-focused altcoin CloakCoin (CLOAK) hit $16 April 18 after the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance confirmed it had listed the asset. The Long Road From Rags To Riches In a move also confirmed by CloakCoin developers, Binance appeared to reverse the fortune of the stagnant altcoin, which had seen little activity for most of its four years on the market. Issued in June 2014 at $0.18 per token, CLOAK then traded below that rate from September 2014 until February 2017. When altcoin markets began to boom, however, fresh investment saw prices skyrocket to an all-time high of $32.51 in...

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New ‘HODL Waves’ Data Shows 7% Of All Bitcoin Changed Hands Last Week

7% of all the Bitcoin in existence changed hands last week – that’s just one fascinating insight provided by new data showing Bitcoin’s lifelong hodl habits. Charts Depict A History Of HODL Compiled by Bitcoin lending platform Unchained Capital, the analysis of Bitcoin unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs) has produced unique insights into how cryptocurrency investors store or spend their coins. “Since all bitcoin in existence is contained in some UTXO, this means that all bitcoins have an age: not the age/time when that bitcoin was first mined, but when it was last used in a transaction,” a blog post...

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Top 10 Gems From Saifedean Ammous’ ‘The Bitcoin Standard’

Bitcoin economist Saifedean Ammous has confirmed publication of his cryptocurrency reference guide, ‘The Bitcoin Standard.’ Pundits Line Up To Praise New Guide To Bitcoin A worthy counterpart to Andreas Antonopoulos’ ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ series, the book focuses on providing an accessible yet fully-rounded understanding of the revolution Bitcoin represents. Despite only being available for purchase from April 24, The Bitcoin Standard has already garnered such praise that lists have appeared summarizing various readers’ favorite quotations. Chief among these is a list by Yorick de Mombynes, public auditor with the French Court of State Auditors, which includes no fewer than 133...

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A Stunt Too Far? Roger Ver Silent Amid Claims He ‘Lied’ About Conference

Bitcoin.com CEO and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent Roger Ver faced embarrassment Monday after attempting to pass off a Tokyo Blockchain conference as his own. ‘It Wasn’t A Bitcoin Cash Event’ The free event, titled the Tokyo Free The Blockchain Conference, was held at the Ritz Carlton Monday evening. Speakers included various business professionals, both Japanese and international, along with startups and investors. Tweeting a photograph from the event, Ver commented on how “we” – Bitcoin Cash – “packed” the venue with “supporters.” “The last time BTC could do that was when it still worked as Cash,” he added. No sooner had the tweet gone live, however, did Ver’s publicity stunt appear to backfire. Attendees at the event lent support to popular trader and commentator WhalePanda, who responded to Ver with evidence the event was not organized by Bitcoin Cash. “It wasn’t a bcash event, he just showed up at an event, took a pic shaking hands and claimed it was bcash related,” he wrote. Ver then reportedly blocked WhalePanda from interacting with further tweets, but the original exchange remained accessible, while other industry figures berated the disgraced ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ for failing to respond to the original accusation. “Without a response from you, this looks like your worst lie yet,” Bitcoin developer Udi Wertheimer added. It wasn’t a bcash event, he just showed up at an event, took a pic...

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Localbitcoins Now Demands ID For ‘Significant’ Trade Volumes

Peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform Localbitcoins is causing controversy on social media after users complained about surprise anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) measures. AML/KYC: First Advertisers, Now Everyone? A thread on the r/Bitcoin subreddit currently gaining significant exposure focuses on new obligations for Localbitcoins users wishing to advertise trades or who have “significant” trade volumes. While the platform has not released official material regarding updates to its regulatory compliance policy, it now appears that depending on total annual volume, users may have to submit personal ID in order to continue buying and selling Bitcoin. The changes come as regulatory...

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Top 10 Expert Bitcoin Price Predictions For 2018 & Beyond

Bitcoin prices can only go higher – much higher – according to no fewer than ten expert predictions for 2018. Experts: Bitcoin Will Cost At least $20k By 2019 Despite a stubborn bull market characterizing Bitcoin in Q1 this year, naysayers calling time on the alleged cryptocurrency ‘bubble,’ April’s price uptick has reversed sentiment throughout the industry. Now, traders, commentators, investment players and financial professionals alike are releasing their sky-high Bitcoin price forecasts, with some saying massive changes will occur by December. 10. Pantera Capital: $20,000 By December 2018 Dan Morehead, the investment firm’s CEO, told recipients of an...

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