Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 23

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Adena Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq Inc., believes that cryptocurrencies will have an important role to play in the future, if they can integrate into the economy and find greater practical utility. Clarity on regulations and governance can provide the necessary boost…

Crypto Custodian Backed By Andreessen Horowitz and PayPal Co-Founder Launches

The Anchorage cryptocurrency custodian for institutional investors launched following a $17 million funding round led by venture fund Andreessen Horowitz, a press release states Wednesday, Jan. 23. According to the announcement, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin’s SciFi VC, venture company Khosla Ventures, Mark McCombe of investment firm Blackrock, and others also took part in the series A funding round. The developers claim they intended to make a custodian that would be more secure than cold storage in order to better support institutional investments, along with enabling active on-chain participation. Anchorage claims…

US Crypto Exchange Launches Spot Trading for Institutional Investors

Chicago-based, licensed crypto exchange Seed CX has launched spot trading for institutional investors, according to an official press release published on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Spot trading is the purchase or sale of a currency, financial instrument or commodity for immediate delivery. Spot contracts can include the physical delivery of the the instrument, commodity or currency. Per the announcement, Seed CX has introduced spot trading for the Bitcoin (BTC) to U.S. dollar pair, while Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) pairs will be added later this month. Furthermore, Seed…

CBOE Withdraws Rule Change Request to List Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has apparently withdrawn its request for a rule change by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an official notice published on Jan. 23, BZX withdrew a proposed rule change that would allow it to list a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ETFs are securities that track a basket of assets proportionately represented in the fund’s shares. They are seen by some as a potential step forward for the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies as a regulated and passive…

Enterprise Blockchain Platform Records 10K Transactions per Second in Testnet Launch

Enterprise blockchain platform Insolar (INS) has successfully launched its testnet on Jan. 22, recording over 10,000 transactions per second (TPS), according to data from its block explorer Insolar Explorer. As the company announced on Sunday, Insolar set up its private testnet launch in order to prove its scalability and speed, with the goal to reach at least 10,000 TPS. The original Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain is able to process about 7 TPS, while the network of another major coin Ethereum (ETH) can process 20 TPS, as recently reported by Cointelegraph. Ripple…

John McAfee Will Run His Presidential Campaign Overseas

US entrepreneur and crypto enthusiast John McAfee has fled the United States to conduct his 2020 presidential campaign. The McAfee 2020 Campaign is, as of this day, in exile. I am being charged with using Crypto Cuttencies in criminal acts against the U. S. Government. More videos coming shortly. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/C75zcbnKTD — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 22, 2019 John McAfee Runs for President John McAfee is the founder of the famous McAfee antivirus software. Back in June of 2018, the cryptocurrency enthusiast announced his plans to run for the US…

ZB.Com User Accuses Crypto Exchange of Reporting Him to Police

A Chinese user of the cryptocurrency exchange ZB.com said that the exchange reported him to local police in a post on the 8btc forum, a major Chinese crypto community, on Jan. 21. In the post, which has been viewed over 12,000 times with 135 comments, the user claims that ZB.com froze his account containing a 400,000 yuan ($58,000) balance. The user surnamed Zhang said that the exchange called police after he earned money on the ZB.com platform. Zhang claimed that he tried to report the asset freeze to police, but…

BTC Liquidity, Pennsylvania, Texas Clarity

Bitcoin Price likely to bounce above $3,800 Pennsylvania DoBS clarifies that crypto exchanges don’t need MTA licenses to operate Average transactional volumes expected to rise in the short-term After yesterday’s higher highs, Bitcoin is poised to extend their gains today. Gains are low but up from yesterday’s lows meaning our previous BTC/USD trade plan is valid. If our projections are accurate, then we expect BTC prices to retest $4,500 and $5,000. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals There is a changing wave across the US. First, it was Texas, then Wyoming and…

Top 10 Messenger App Telegram Plans Blockchain Platform Launch in March: Sources

Global messaging app Telegram plans to release the mainnet and token for its blockchain-based Telegram Open Network (TON) platform as early as March 2019. The news was revealed to Cointelegraph by a source close to Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov today, Jan. 23. Telegram — which reportedly counts 200+ million active users per month, placing it among the top ten most popular messaging apps worldwide — raised almost $1.7 billion in two private initial coin offering (ICO) rounds last year for both Telegram and its forthcoming platform TON. Cointelegraph’s…

Crypto Could Take 10+ Years to Regain 2017 High, But Then Will Be Mature: Cardano Founder

Crypto markets might need more than a decade to regain 2017’s price highs, but the industry will a “dramatically different ecosystem at that point,” according to top altcoin Cardano’s (ADA) founder, Charles Hoskinson. The industry expert made his comments in an interview with Cointelegraph at the Crypto Finance Conference, Jan. 17. Hoskinson compared crypto’s major growth spurt in 2017 with Amazon’s performance during the dot-com bubble. The entrepreneur — who is also the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH) — noted that it took 11-12 years for the internet giant to recover…