Ripple (XRP) Bears?…Prices up 11.1% But Yet to Close Above Key Liquidation Level

  Ripple prices up 11.1 percent but technically bearish Crypto–Fiat bridges important for XRP and crypto Transaction levels up, volumes lower than Jan 10   Despite upbeat prices, Ripple (XRP) is technically bearish and yet to breach the 35 cents mark. From our previous XRP/USD iterations, once bulls find momentum and pump prices above 35 cents risk-off traders can begin making projections with first targets at 60 cents. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals Crypto may be risky for some governments, but things are beginning to change. As some view them as…

Cyprus Securities Regulator Calls for Adoption of EU Anti-Money Laundering Framework

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is calling for the transposition of the European Union (EU)’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive (AMLD5) into national law — bringing local regulation of cryptocurrencies under its provisions. CySEC’s announcement and consultation paper on the matter were published on Feb. 19. Тhe directive, which came into force on July 9, 2018, sets a new legal framework for European financial regulators to monitor crypto-related businesses and service providers in order to protect against money laundering and terrorism financing. Specifically, the directive extends the scope…

Inside Nvidia’s Difficult Relationship With Mining

On Feb. 14, California-headquartered gaming and computer hardware manufacturer Nvidia reported full-year revenue gains in 2018, despite being one of the companies worst hit by the cryptocurrency market dip and subsequent lack of demand for mining components. The firm’s main products include graphics processing units (GPU), among others, which became widely purchased by miners during the crypto boom of 2017 — as a result, the firm’s revenue started to correlate with the crypto market condition (at least to some extent), which resulted in a few shake-ups.   2017: Nvidia enjoys…

Bitcoin (BTC) Resurgence, Adoption and Regulator Shift Likely Triggers

  Bitcoin prices up 8.3 percent in the last week Adoption levels could be pumping prices Transaction volumes on the rise   Good news is bulls are back. Even with increasing prices, investors and traders have their eyes set on adoption trends. Encouragingly, adoption is on the rise, and now that our previous Bitcoin (BTC) trade plans are live, odds are the next wave of bulls will drive prices towards $6,000. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals There is an expansion. It seems like the precipitous rise and eventual fall of BTC…

Major Crypto Exchange OKEx Adds Four New Margin Trading Pairs

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has added four new crypto derivative pairs to its platform, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 19. OKEx, the third-largest crypto exchange by trade volume, has announced the listing of Bitcoin SV (BSV), QTUM, DASH and NEO against Bitcoin (BTC) or Tether (USDT) on margin with a 3x leverage option. Last month, OKEx added seven new crypto derivative pairs to its platform, including Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin SV (BSV), EOS (EOS), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Ripple (XRP), as…

Fintech Company TrueDigital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Executive as CEO

New York-based fintech company TrueDigital Holdings (TDH) announced the appointment of former Bridgewater Associates chief operating officer Thomas Kim as its new CEO through a post on its website on Feb. 19. Before his time at Bridgewater Associates, which had almost $125 billion assets under management in 2018, Kim worked at now-defunct global financial services firm Lehman Brothers in charge of the Townsend Analytics Electronic Trading franchise. According to today’s post, Kim will manage TrueDigital’s existing initiatives, such as the launch of Bitcoin (BTC) swaps planned for this year. In…

It Could Lead to Much Bigger Things

On February 11, Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange, launched Bitcoin and Ethereum indices to present accurate prices of the two leading crypto assets. Nasdaq’s Bitcoin Index a Likely Precursor to Crypto Investment Products According to cryptocurrency analyst Alex Ziupsnys, the introduction of the crypto indices of Nasdaq could lead to the approval of a wide range of investment vehicles in the long-term. The analyst said: “NASDAQ to add a bitcoin index on its platform. They are reading the writing on the wall and don’t want to get left behind.…

CEO of Japanese Finance Giant SBI Vests His Crypto Industry Hopes in Ripple and R3

Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, has singled out Ripple (XRP) and blockchain consortium R3 as reasons to remain optimistic about the future of the crypto industry — bear market notwithstanding. Kitao made his remarks during an interview with Japanese crypto news outlet Coin Post on Feb. 18. SBI Holdings is an active partner of Ripple via their joint venture, “SBI Ripple Asia,” established to promote the use of XRP in Asian financial markets back in 2016. In his interview with Coin Post,…

Afri Quits, Will Bulls Fizzle Out?

  Ethereum prices up 21.6 percent in the last week Afri Schoedon quits Ethereum after Polkadot, Serenity comparison Transaction volumes picking up   Compared to other coins in the top 10, Ethereum (ETH) is leading the bulls procession. Changing hands at around $150, we expect ETH bulls to gain ground ahead of Constantinople. Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis Fundamentals Blockchain-based projects are unique and special. A genuinely decentralized network will have a healthy mix of developers, investors, and speculators. All of them will contribute in one way or another. Everything else…

Bitcoin News Summary – February 18, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Morgan Creek Digital’s new crypto venture capital fund received investment from Virginian pension plans. The fund has raised $40 million, most of which for investment in promising crypto companies, though some portion will also be allocated to Bitcoin. A series of tweets by Wikileaks denounced Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin, as a “serial fabricator.” Wikileaks also presented documents which they say Wright forged to support his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto. US bank, JP Morgan Chase &…