Troubled Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Goes Offline for ‘Maintenance’

Troubled crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, whose customers have been unable to withdraw funds for months, has been inaccessible for several hours. The Canadian company, which has faced a prolonged banking fight and said its CEO and founder died last month, blamed a system upgrade for the Monday outage. It was not immediately clear when the exchange would go back online. The company did not post any updates about the situation to its Twitter or Reddit pages, though users of both platforms complained about issues accessing the platform throughout the day. Moreover, the…

BitTorrent Tokens Sold Out in Under 15 Minutes, Netting Over $7 Mln

The BitTorrent token (BTT) sale on the Binance Launchpad platform concluded today Jan. 28, netting $7.1 million dollars with the sale of 50 billion tokens in under 15 minutes. Binance announced the conclusion of the sale in an official blog post. BitTorrent is a protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing, allowing users to distribute files such as music or videos over the internet. BTT is based on a Tron TRC-10 token, and will be used on the platform to “transact in computing resources shared between BitTorrent clients and any other participating service…

Owner of Hacked Crypto Exchange BitGrail Sentenced to Return Funds to Customers

Francesco Firano, the owner and founder of hacked Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail, has been sentenced to return as much of the assets to his customers as possible. Scans of the court decision were released by the Bit Grail Victims Group (BGVG) on Medium on Jan. 28. The Italian Bankruptcy Court published the sentence on Jan. 21. A post by the BGVG published the same day as the court sentence explains that “the court concluded that both Bitgrail and Mr. Firano, personally, be declared bankrupt, authorizing seizures of many of Mr.…

More Decentralization and Greater Efficiency

  The association between blockchains and energy is usually a negative one. “The Bitcoin blockchain is so wasteful of electricity,” or so the argument goes, “that it would push global warming to dangerous levels if it were ever used on a massive scale.” Research published in the influential journal Nature backs up this warning. Yet, if we were to look beyond Bitcoin, it becomes apparent that blockchains in general are being increasingly put to good use by the energy industry. From their use in energy trades to their incorporation in…

Nvidia Decreases Q4 Revenue Estimates Citing Crypto Mining Decline, Conditions in China

Taiwan-based computer hardware producer Nvidia updated its financial estimates for Q4 for the fiscal year of 2019, according to a press release on Jan. 28. The company is reflecting weaker forecasted sales in its gaming and data center platforms, which comes from excess mid-range channel inventory following the slump in cryptocurrency markets. Q4 revenue is expected to be at $ 2.20 billion, opposed to the previous projection of $2.70 billion according to a statement released by Nvidia on Jan 28. The cryptocurrency mining frenzy drove up demand for Nvidia’s graphics…

BTC Bullish, Bears Yet to Reverse Dec 2018 Gains

Bitcoin price down 4.2 percent at the time of press Jan Van Eck says Bitcoin investors liquidating to Gold Transaction volumes low, bulls have a chance Prices are down 4.2 percent in the last 24 hours but even so, Bitcoin bulls have a chance. A combination of fundamentals and supportive candlestick arrangement mean buyers can still recoup today’s losses and print new highs in days ahead. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals It has been 11 years of unimaginable price movements, and at one time, Bitcoin changed hands at a whopping $20,000…

Company and Uni to Build Crypto Model Addressing Bitcoin’s Shortcomings

A crypto company has signed a memorandum of understanding with a university in the United States with the aim of building the cryptocurrency model envisaged by Satoshi Nakamoto when the Bitcoin network was launched 10 years ago. SovereignWallet says it will be collaborating with the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering to develop the project, which has been named the MUI Meta-Blockchain. While profits associated with Bitcoin have become “highly concentrated with a small number of miners with large capital […] especially those who have the most powerful…

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Tron, Stellar, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 28

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The trend in crypto continues to be down. After a period of low volatility, cryptocurrencies are again headed south. There are no takers for cryptocurrencies even after such a huge fall because money is moving back into the traditional safe haven, gold, according to…

Eurasian Economic Commission Prepares Report on Cryptocurrencies, Considers Regulation

The Eurasian Economic Commission, which serves as an executive body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), has prepared a report on cryptocurrencies to promote regulation in the area. Russian news agency TASS reports on the development on Monday, Jan. 28. The Commission’s minister for integration and macroeconomics, Tatyana Valovaya, said that EAEU — a political and economic union established by Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2014 — aims to create a consolidated financial market by 2025. As the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries are becoming more robust, the EAEU…

BTT Token Sale Marked By Sharp TRX Price Declines

Tron prices drop 11.7 percent BTT token sale in progress at Binance Launchpad Transaction volumes pick up, bulls still in control Asset prices may be dropping, but TRX is still a top performing coin. It is up one spot in the liquidity ranking displacing XLM as the eighth most valuable. While sellers are firmly in control, we expect support at 2.5 cents before prices snap back to trend and rally to 4 cents. Tron Price Analysis Fundamentals There has been a reshuffle, and TRX is now the eighth most valuable…