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Tuesday, 04 December

01:50

Bitcoin Trader Drugged, Beaten, & Tortured in South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Bitcoin trader from Lanseria in South Africa narrowly escaped death after being drugged, beaten, and tortured by suspected kidnappers. Narrating his near-death experience in a report in local news outlet Soweto Urban, the man, who is known only as Andrew, was invited for a presentation on cryptocurrency through a new contact on Facebook. The Continued

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01:45

Former Israeli Prime Minister Calls Cryptocurrencies a Ponzi Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Former Israeli Prime Minster Calls Cryptocurrencies a 'Ponzi Scheme'

Ehud Barak served as the prime minister of Israel from 1999 to 2001. These days he makes a lot of money as an investor and co-founder of startup companies in such fields as cyber espionage and cannabis. However, he seems to think that investing in cryptocurrency is less legitimate.

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Cannabis Is Legit, Bitcoin Is Not

Former Israeli Prime Minster Calls Cryptocurrencies a 'Ponzi Scheme'The former prime minister was the keynote speaker at a startup event in Tel Aviv on Sunday, held by the local financial newspaper Globes. He recently became the chairman of a medical marijuana company, so he was naturally asked about the subject, w...

01:36

US Dept. of Homeland Security Takes Interest in Investigating Blockchain Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The U.S. Department of Defense is seeking questions and clarification on tools for the forensic analysis of blockchains, including those implemented by privacy coins

01:25

Single Digits: Just 9 Crypto Networks Have $1 Billion Market Caps "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

According to the latest statistics, there are now fewer than 10 blockchains or crypto token networks worth much more than $1 billion. At time of writing, Cardanos ADA token was struggling to retain three-comma status, having dipped and recovered multiple times over the course of daily trading. The top value blockchain is still, of course, Continued

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01:00

Lone Bitcoin Investment Trust Below $1 Bln for First Time in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Grayscales Bitcoin Investment Trust was worth under $1 billion at the beginning of this month for the first time in 2018

00:48

I Had A Dream - Bush '43 Needs to Help Save America, 2468 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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00:47

EU Bans Criticism of the Invasion, 2469 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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00:32

Dan Bongino on FBI Raid on Whistleblower, 2467 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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00:31

G20 Agrees to Regulate Crypto, But is This Good or Bad for the Market? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The G20, an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from the worlds 20 largest economies, has decided to regulate the crypto sector. A declaration released by the forum read: We will regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in line with FATF standards and we will consider other Continued

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00:23

G20 Members Note Crypto Regulation in Recent Declaration on Sustainable Development "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

G20 members referred to crypto regulation in their declaration on sustainable development adopted at a recent meeting in Argentina

00:18

Kamala Harris May Be Booted Off of Judiciary, 2463 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Monday, 03 December

23:50

FBI Raids Home of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower, 2466 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: https://BillStill.com/StemCell Good evening, Im still reporting on: FBI Raids Home of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower, 2466 Synopsis: An FBI raid on the home of a intelligence community whistleblower bay crack open an investigation into the Clinton Foundation as well as the real Russian collusion the Uranium One deal where Russians were allowed to perhaps illegally buy a substantial portion of Americas uranium mining capability. According to the Daily Caller, on November 19, sixteen FBI agents recently descended on the home of a recently-recognized, yet little-known Department of Justice whistleblower who delivered documents exposing the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal to a government watchdog. The documents, which were delivered to the Justice Departments inspector general, also show that federal officials, including then FBI Director Robert Mueller, failed to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One. According to federal law 18 USC 23-82 Misprison of Treason: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both. Mueller is now the Special Council supposedly investigating Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, but not with the Clinton campaign or the Clinton Foundation. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: - Noble Gold - Better grab some rolls of these beautiful Morgan Silver Dollars before they are gone. Go to: https://HistoricSilverCoins.com and enter promo code Bill Still to save $5 per coin. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. It takes me 4-5 seconds each morning to get my Virtual Shield up. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Black Friday Specials at: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Patriot Flashlight, http://www.patriotflashlight.com/ Apply Coupon: Still20 for an additional 20% discount - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: https://CheapCableTV.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: https://BillStill.com/StemCell The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-780...

23:50

A Cashless Society Utopia or Dystopia? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Cashless Society Utopia or Dystopia?

From Stockholm to New York, major global hubs are ditching cash for cards. As contactless payment devices including smartphones and smartwatches proliferate, hard currency is falling out of favor. But for all the convenience that touch payments bring, the cashless transition has major ramifications for the most underserved segments of society.

Also read: Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items Priced in Cryptocurrency

Cash Is No Longer King

A Cashless Society Utopia or Dystopia?On June 1, 2018, shoppers across the U.K. ...

23:34

What's Behind Michael Cohens Guilty Plea?, 2465 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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23:25

Bitconnect Pumper Trevon James Claims the Bitcoin Price is Going to Zero "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Crypto social media personality Trevon James, who was intimately involved in the promotion of the HYIP scheme BitConnect, which eventually led to law enforcement and legal action, says, in his infinite wisdom, that the Bitcoin price will be at $0 in ten years. 10 Years from now it won't matter if you bought Bitcoin at Continued

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23:16

Brexit from Hell for the UK, 2458 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This is a paid sponsorship by: Patriot Flashlight - http://www.patriotflashlight.com/ Apply Coupon: Still20 for an additional 20% discount Good evening, Im still reporting on: Brexit from Hell for the UK, 2458 Synopsis: Today UK Prime Minister Teresa May supposedly of the Conservative party signed an agreement with European Union officials for the UK to actually leave the EU. Keep in mind, during the debate before the referendum on Brexit, the EU claimed that it was illegal for any country to even try to exit the EU. Well, in any case, Teresa May was seen on British tele smiling and shaking hands with EU officials over the deal they have now struck. So lets get this straight; two years ago, it was illegal and now they are happy about it??? Anyone with half a brain knows something stinks about this agreement. Well, Brexit leader, Nigel Farage, who is also a member of the European Parliament for southeast England, calls this Brexit agreement a charade. Fortunately, the agreement has to pass in the British Parliament and already members are sounding off against it. Heres Nigel. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: - Noble Gold - Better grab some rolls of these beautiful Morgan Silver Dollars before they are gone. Go to: https://HistoricSilverCoins.com and enter promo code Bill Still to save $5 per coin. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. It takes me 4-5 seconds each morning to get my Virtual Shield up. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Black Friday Specials at: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: https://CheapCableTV.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: https://BillStill.com/StemCell The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: www.TheCryptoAdvisors.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection.800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles...

23:15

Legendary Venture Capitalist: Were Close to a Crypto Nuclear Winter "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Its no secret that 2018 has proven to be a rough year for the cryptocurrency markets, which have seen their market capitalization plummet from highs of over $800 million in January of 2018 to recently established yearly lows of under $120 billion.

The poor market performance, which can be attributed to little more than a boom-and-bust market cycle, has left many investors wondering when the markets will recover, and looking towards upcoming platforms and products being offered by major players in the world of finance, including an institutional investment platform from Fidelity, and a Bitcoin product from the ICE-backed company, Bakkt.

Despite there being positive developments occuring, one legendary investor warns that the cryptocurrency markets may be entering into a nuclear winter, while also noting that the technology is exciting and that it does have an exciting future.

The comments were made by Jim Breyer, a billionaire investor who has board seats in notable companies, including Dell, Blackstone, and Walmart, during Fortunes 2018 Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou, China.

During the final keynote session of the event, Breyer, who is vocal about his bullishness on blockchain technology, said that he continues to be very interested in cryptocurrency and DLT-based companies, but further added that we are close to a nuclear winter right now with cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is currently nearing its recently established 2018 lows of $3,600 and is currently trading down 80% from its late-2017 highs of nearly $20,000. Bitcoins poor market performance has led the altcoins markets into a downwards spiral that has sent many of their prices into territories not seen since early-to-mid 2017.

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23:08

Turkish President Soros Divides & Destroys Nations, 2459 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: http://www.CheapCableTV.com Still Report #103, Bill's Speech in Turkey, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBo8J5gSbaQ Good evening, Im still reporting on: Turkish President Soros Divides & Destroys Nations, 2459 Synopsis: Good evening, Im still reporting on the invasion. Well, well, it looks like some other people are figuring out the invasion as well. Turkish President Recep Erdoan has accused George Soros of using his billions to try to divide and destroy nations. Turkeys interior ministry has opened a formal investigation of Soross Open Society Foundations group, to probe whether it played a part in protests in Istanbul in 2013 which were designed to overthrow the government through mass protests. One of the leaders of those protests was among 13 people detained 10 days ago. In a speech last week, Erdoan linked those arrests to Soros.. And who is behind him? The famous Hungarian Jew, Soros. This is a man who assigns people to divide nations and shatter them. He has so much money and he spends it this way. The Open Society Foundations group says it will liquidate its assets in Turkey as soon as possible and get out of the country. This is a major development for Europe as well because the Soros-funded migration of millions of non-assimilatable invaders from the Middle East up into Western Europe could not have happened without Turkeys blessing, providing them access through Turkish soil. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: - Noble Gold - Better grab some rolls of these beautiful Morgan Silver Dollars before they are gone. Go to: https://HistoricSilverCoins.com and enter promo code Bill Still to save $5 per coin. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. It takes me 4-5 seconds each morning to get my Virtual Shield up. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Black Friday Specials at: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: https://CheapCableTV.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: https://BillStill.com/StemCell The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: www.TheCryptoAdvisors.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection.800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Con...

23:01

Bitcoins Network Just Experienced Its Second Largest Downward Adjustment "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

bitcoin difficulty adjustment

As the market continues to tumble (and mining profits have dwindled), Bitcoins mining difficulty dropped by its largest percentile in seven years the second largest downward correction in the cryptocurrencys lifetime.

The last time bitcoin experienced an adjustment on par with this recent one was on October 16, 2011, when it dropped 13.1 percent. Just over two weeks later, the network would experience its most significant difficulty decrease, falling by 18 percent on November 1, 2011.

Now, on December 3, 2018, the networks mining difficulty has fallen by 15.1 percent as mining profitability has waned in response to struggling prices.


Since bitcoin plummeted from its months-long support at $6,000, community buzz has centered on anxieties of bitcoins mining profitability. If the price drops too low, the worry goes, then miners will stop mining, the network will struggle and things will only get worse.

Designated for every 2,016 blocks, Bitcoins difficulty adjustment is the networks self-correcting mechanism to ensure that miners can continue to find hashes below a specific target (i.e., that they can continue to produce hashes and find blocks fast enough without expending too much energy). If too many miners shut off their hardware, then the network will lower mining difficulty to compensate for the loss in hash power and decrease competition (in the inverse, if more miners join the network, then the difficulty will rise).

The downward correction in bitcoins mining difficulty is the expected byproduct of a worsening bear ma...

22:44

Bitcoin Faces Second Largest Difficulty Drop in History After Latest Adjustment "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin saw its second largest decrease in mining difficulty in its history at -15 percent

22:37

No Coins for You! Beijing Says Security Token Offerings are Illegal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Beijings Municipal Bureau of Finance chief, Huo Xuewen, has advised projects considering a security token offering as a means of fundraising, stating that security token offering (STO) fundraising is currently illegal in Beijing. At a wealth management forum on Saturday, he commented on the replacement of ICOs with the new concept of STOs, saying they Continued

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22:15

US Mining CEO: Bitcoin Miners Are Being Flushed Out of the Market "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The CEO of one of the largest cryptocurrency mining firms in North America says miners are being flushed out of the market after Bitcoins latest price drop.

Bitcoin Mining No Longer Profitable, Miners Exiting En Masse

While November has typically been among the most profitable months for Bitcoin investors in the past, this November led to the worst single-month decline since August 2011, dropping 37% in a month. Even with Bitcoin having already fallen over 70% from its all-time high of $20,000, full-blown panic didnt ensue until this break of critical support at $6,000.

With this latest decline, Bitcoins price is now well below the price at which Bitcoin mining provides a profitable return on investment, which currently hovers around $4,500.

Malachi Salcido, CEO of Washington-based cryptocurrency mining firm Salcido Enterprises, said that companies like his own are entering in the phase when theres a flushing out of the market, and that only relatively few operations will come out the other side, reports Bloomberg.

Related Reading: November Crypto Review: One-Third of Market Wiped Out

According to Salcido, the 22 megawatts of power his firm currently has deployed makes him among one of the largest miners in North America and the United States. The Washington-based cryptocurrency mining firm is building an additional 20 megawatts of power.

With Bitcoin prices plummeting and reaching levels of unprofitability for most miners, only those such as Salcido Enterprises who have access to low energy costs and have significant scale, can stay in operation. Salcido Enterprises base operations are located near the Columbia River and are privy to some of the...

21:50

Organized Crime Goes Digital With the Blockchain-Based Mafia Wars Game "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Organized Crime Goes Digital With the Blockchain-Based Mafia Wars Game

Over the last couple of years, blockchain-based gaming has become more popular with collectible games like Spells of Genesis. One peer-to-peer game, Mafia Wars, is a blockchain-themed tournament based on well-known organized crime families from the 1920s.

Also read: Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process

The Five Families of New York

Organized Crime Goes Digital With the Blockchain-Based Mafia Wars Game A Counterparty-based game called Mafia Wars launched this past summer that allows online gamers the ability to become crime bosses from one of five families. The game is similar to other blockchain-based collectible card tournaments using the Counterparty platform, an application thats secured by the BTC network. To play, users need to purchase one of five family tokens on the Counterparty exchange. Players are allowed to choose from infamous organized crime groups such as the Lucchese, Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino and Genovese families.

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21:47

Ethereum Giant ConsenSys Tightens Belt, Will Axe Underperforming Projects "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ethereum development studio ConsenSys, the New York-based blockchain startup, is restructuring as part of a move to streamline its business amid the crypto bear market. ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum, made the announcement in a company letter. We must retain, and in some cases regain, the lean and gritty startup mindset that made Continued

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21:44

This Year's G20 Put an Emphasis on Cryptocurrency Regulation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Argentina G20

Global leaders walked away from the latest G20 Summit with a rough game plan for crypto regulation.

This years G20 Summit took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 30 to December 1. International government officials, as well as some of the worlds largest corporations including Bank of America, Inter-American Development Bank, the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organization, gathered to discuss topics ranging from infrastructural development to sustainable food sourcing.

Among the topics examined at the summit included the creation of an open and resilient financial system that followed international laws and supported sustainable economic growth for all participants, at which point the subject of cryptocurrencies was brought up.

Eager to battle both money laundering and fraud in the financial market, leaders explained that they are looking to imprint stronger regulatory tactics on both cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses.

We will regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in line with FATF [Financial Action Task Force] standards and we will consider other responses as needed, a summary of the summit reads.

Members also explained that they would explore the extradition of individuals responsible for stealing assets to regions where the offenses took place. Leaders of the summit say theyre now tasking relevant international organizations with reporting back to them on this and similar issues through the next meeting.

Its unclear whether or not the summits member countries will actually adopt this measure. Crypto theft was not specifically discussed, and its unclear if participants were referring to virtual currencies or simply fiat when examining the subject of asset theft.

In addition, summit members acknowledged that the global financial infrastructure is becoming more digitized and have sought to take stronger measures for sustaining finance and strengthening financial inclusion of otherwise non-participating regions. They are endorsing the G20 Financial Inclusion Policy guide, which seeks to provide voluntary policy recommendations to countries and organizations looking to facilitate digital financial services.

The summit also focused on tax efforts, mentioning that it is working on a globally fair, sustainable and modern international tax system based on tax treat...

21:35

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Dec. 3 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Increased institutional interest in cryptocurrencies could signal a turnaround to a more bullish market next year, but how are coins faring in the near term? Lets find out

21:00

Mike Novogratz Expects Crypto Market Turnaround, Adoption in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Frankly, it would be fair to say that bears have brutalized the crypto market and its constituents in 2018, throwing Bitcoin and its altcoin brethren off metaphorical cliffs.

However, in spite of the widespread carnage, some innovators remain tunnel-visioned, focused on bolstering the nascent crypto and blockchain ecosystem with no holds barred.

Regulatory Fears Remain, but Galaxy Digital Bets on Big Adaptation

Speaking on a conference call Friday, presumably to address his firms dismal financial report, Mike Novogratz, Galaxy Digital CEO, did his utmost best to maintain an upbeat tone.

As noted by Bloomberg, who received a transcript of the call, Novogratz, a former traditionalist banker-turned-Bitcoin fanatic, couldnt avoid talk of the bear market, explaining that this year has been horrible for tokens. The cryptocurrency advocate added that theres plenty of reasons to be depressed, failing to adequately sugar coat the downturn in cryptocurrency values and the retail interest dry spell.

Touching on the proposed catalysts behind the sell-off, which left Galaxy Digital high and dry with $76 million in Q3 losses, Novogratz pointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions (SECs) renewed crackdown on inital coin offerings (ICOs) and fraudulent crypto-centric startups.

While also discussing his firms financial condition, he elaborated:

And not just was [the SEC] tough on them [but] they mentioned personal investors can go for reparations in most cases. And people got very nervous We [at Galaxy Digital,] found that getting the right regulatory structure was just harder than we thought it would be.

The zealous pundit is likely referencing the SECs recent case involving AirFox and ParagonCoin, two lesser-known, yet successful ICO-funded projects that were charged for touting digital securities without proper credentials.

Still, Novogratzs bullish long-term o...

20:45

Bitcoin is a Ponzi Scheme, Says Former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak praised blockchain as an important technology but thinks bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme that should be avoided. Barak  who was prime minister from 1999 to 2001 made the remarks at the Globes Most Promising Startups event in Tel Aviv, Israel. Barak recently invested in, and became chairman of, the medical cannabis Continued

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20:30

Australias Financial Regulator Grants License to Bitcoin Exchange Coinzoom "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coinzoom Australia said Dec. 3 that it has been officially registered as a digital currency exchange with financial watchdog Austrac. The registration allows the exchange to operate legally according to Australian law. It will also function as a fiat-to-crypto exchange, with support for a variety of digital assets, including the buying and selling of BTC, BCH and XRP.

Also read: Report: Bitcoin Mining Doesnt Fuel Climate Change, it Benefits the Global Economy

Complying With KYC/AML Requirements

Being fully registered is an important step in our goal to provide globally compliant digital currency trading for both institutional and retail traders, Todd Crosland, chief executive officer of Coinzoom, said in an online statement.

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20:28

Joe diGenova Rosenstein Is a Duplicitous Failure, 2461 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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20:11

Trading Platform Paxful Completes Construction for Second School in Rwanda "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Paxful Rwanda School

Children in the Rwandan village of Kasebigege are being given a greater chance to pursue a sound education as construction on a new school, developed by bitcoin marketplace Paxful, has been completed.

Located in the Bugesera District, the school is a primary institution designed for children between the ages of 6 and 15. It's Paxful's second Philanthropic endeavor in the village, and construction was finished roughly one year after the company built a nursery education center in December 2017.

In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Ray Youssef CEO and co-founder of Paxful says it has always been one of his dreams to build schools for underprivileged children.

You will see more of this, especially schools where theyre most needed like in Africa and in rural villages where people dont have access to education or clean water, he explains. We want to build 100 schools in Africa fully funded by cryptocurrency. This is just the beginning and weve only built two out of the 100.

The school is in the heart of the village where Rwandas infamous genocide began roughly 20 years ago. Youssef says that the area glows with an aura of healing and forgiveness and thus seemed like the natural place to begin rebuilding the country.

We believe that education is key to sustaining a community, but thats not the way you start, he comments. When you go to a place with absolutely no infrastructure, you must start with the very basics. There should be clean and potable drinking water. In both schools, we have installed water filters, so theres clean water plus a nursery school plus a primary school. Weve even installed solar panels. Its everything you need to build up a community. #BuiltWithBitcoin is our way of giving back to the communities that we serve in a way that is sustainable and brings a huge smile to our faces.

Youssef says that it took about three to four months to build the school and get it up and running.

The president and founder of Zam Zam Water, Yusuf Nessary, presented a plan for this second school, and it made sense, he states. Building a primary school next to our nursery gives the children access to continuous education.

Construction on the establishment originally began in July of 2018. The goal was to raise approximately $100,000 worth of crypto funds with Paxful matching every donation...

19:50

Japanese Exchange GMO Coin Set to Resume Bitcoin Cash Trading on ABCs Chain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Japanese exchange is about to resume Bitcoin Cash trading, adopting the BCHABC blockchain

19:40

Bitcoin Price Erases Weekend Gains to Confirm Bearish Long-Term Trend "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The bitcoin price kicked off the week on a negative note after correcting 2 percent to the downside. The BTC/USD rate found itself unable to breach above the neckline level discussed in our previous analysis. The falling trendlines look stronger than ever in other patterns as well. The symmetrical triangle formation, for instance, on the Continued

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19:38

Get a Deck of Crypto Themed Playing Cards For the Holidays "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Crypto Playing Cards is a new project launched in Switzerland by a cryptocurrency believer, a project that wants to help adoption by getting the general population acquainted with cryptocurrencies. You can use the cards to play Poker, Bridge, Blackjack or just about any card game with the Crypto Playing Cards, they just feature custom crypto art and are not a deck for a special crypto game or something like that. Instead of playing spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs, youre now playing with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and NEO. Every suit has different dominant colors and each character was specifically designed to proudly represent its cryptocurrency. The playing cards are crafted from premium cardstock and coated with extra smooth finish.

A single deck of the Crypto Playing Cards is priced at 14.90 CHF (Swiss Franc) which roughly translates the same amount in USD plus a couple of Francs for the shipping. You can purchase multiple decks with a slight discount if you want to have some for gifts to friends for Christmas for instance. The supported methods of payment are via PayPal, with a Credit Card (Stripe), payment with Nano via BrainBlocks, you can of course also use Bitcoin (BTC) as well as any of the following altcoins: Stellar (XLM), Ripple (XRP), NEO, Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) or GAS.

For more details about the project and to get a deck of Crypto Themed Playing Cards

19:30

PR: Midex Launches EU Regulated Crypto to Fiat Exchange "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Midex Launches EU Regulated Crypto to Fiat Exchange

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Midex, an international company with HQs in Estonia and representatives in Asia, has announced the launch of the first EU regulated crypto-to-fiat exchange. With the trading performance of millions of operations per second, a wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods (wire transfers, payment cards, instant payments), support of the top trading pairs, and a robust security system, the platform is here to meet the needs of crypto beginners and professional traders.

The key pillars of the Midex exchange are legality and safety. Midex is the cryptocurrency exchange that has obtained a termless operating license with the number one (FVR000001), allowing it to provide services of exchanging virtual currencies to the fiat and vice versa.

Moreover, the platform has developed an advanced security system, according to which the main assets are stored in cold wallets, where the private keys are presented as multi-sig, hence, not a single person in the company is able to access e-wallet at any time. Keys have never been performed to the devices or connected to the web, and are stored in geographically distributed locations. The Midex alert system blocks any operations in case of violation of database integrity or an unauthorized change.

When it comes to the crypto-to-fiat exchange, the ability to easily deposit and withdraw funds are a sticking point for many platforms. Midex already launches with such payment options as bank transfer and cards (VISA, MasterCard, and JCB). In the beginning, most of the deposit methods are free of charge.

In our company, we are constantly operating within fast-growing markets, and the cryptocurrency industry is essentially one of them. Midex exchange supports both well-established currencies, such as BTC and ETH, as well as promising...

19:30

Bitcoin Drops Below $4,000, Approaches 2018 Lows "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Following a weekend of choppy trading action, the cryptocurrency markets have established a fresh leg down, erasing most of their gains incurred through the recent relief rally that sent the markets up 10% or more from their recently established 2018 lows.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down 7% at its current price of $3,860, down over 12% from its recent highs of $4,400.

In late-November, Bitcoin set its 2018 low at approximately $3,600 on the aggregated markets, and since then this level has acted as support. Presently, Bitcoin is sitting just 7% over this support level, and its current downwards momentum may drive its price down to this region.

Todays drop has brought the overall cryptocurrency market capitalization down to $125 billion, which is just $10 billion above its 2018 low of just under $115 billion.

Despite the recent market conditions weakening the industrys sentiment and causing many investors to lose confidence in the markets, one industry insider is quick to remind investors that the current price action isnt unprecedented and has been seen before in cryptos brief history.

While speaking to MarketWatch, Danny Scott, the CEO and co-founder of CoinCorner, a cryptocurrency exchange, said that he has witnessed this exact price action before, and that it is always proceeded with a major parabolic rally.

If we look back over bitcoins short 10-year history, it has experienced many price fluctuationssomething that is to be expected given that the industry is still very young. There have been a number of sizeable price movements over the years which have typically gone unnoticed by anyone except those within the industry. For example, in 2013 we saw the price drop 49.88% in just 14 days, which is a bigger drop than the one we have experienced over these last two weeks, Scott said.

Related Reading: Crypto Market Update: Weekend Gains Wiped Out in $5 Billion Fall

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19:30

Thailands Revenue Department Tests Blockchain for Tracking Value-Added Tax Payments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Thai Revenue Department is currently testing blockchain use for value-added tax (VAT) payment tracking

19:27

Maduro Triples Minimum Wage, Raises Price Of El Petro "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Maduro Triples Minimum Wage, Raises Price Of El Petro Late last week, Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro ordered a hike in the value of the countrys state-sponsored cryptocurrency el petro. In an announcement on Thursday, President Nicolas Maduro ordered that the...

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19:17

U.S. Returns To the Moon and Soon!, 2464 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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19:15

South Koreas Finance Ministry Considers Taxing Crypto and ICOs, New Minister Reveals "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

South Koreas Finance Ministry is considering crypto and ICO taxation in accordance with global trends, new minister Hong Nam-ki revealed

19:01

US Government Interested in Tracking Privacy Coins, New Document Shows "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A pre-solicitation published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asks about conducting forensic analysis on privacy coins like zcash and monero.

18:53

Paxfuls Built with Bitcoin Campaign Completes Second School in Rwanda "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Paxful, a peer-to-peer crypto exchange, has completed its second school in Rwanda using entirely Bitcoin donations through the #BuiltWithBitcoin campaign. The new school is a primary school for students up to age 14, with Paxful intending to provide students with smartphones and tablets, and the curriculum to be a return to the basic liberal arts Continued

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18:45

Swiss Fintech License Allows Blockchain, Crypto Firms to Accept $100 Mln in Public Funds "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Swiss financial regulator FINMA has released a new FinTech license that allows fintech firms to accept up to $100 million in public deposits

18:15

Venezuela: Maduro Raises Petros Value by 150 Percent Amid Ongoing Inflation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Venezuelan leader Maduro has increased the Petros value from 3,600 to 9,000 bolivars, as the country strives to combat a 200,000 percent inflation rate

18:10

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Just Saw its Second-Largest Drop in History "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The crypto markets prolonged decline has finally begun to manifest in the bitcoin mining industry, which had at times seemed impervious to falling prices but is now experiencing a moderate exodus. Bitcoin Hash Rate Begins Rare Decline At a basic level, miners produce Bitcoin blocks by competing to solve complex mathematical problems. When the hash Continued

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18:05

Lifes Hard for Crypto Users Who Dont Speak English, But It Might Be About to Get Easier "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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18:00

Long-Time Investor: IOTA is Centralized, Single Point of Failure Exists "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

An early-age IOTA investor has claimed that the project is centralized and is exposed to a single point of failure.

Limo, who runs an IOTA-specific blog called TangleBlog.com, identified issues related to how IOTAs data structure operates. The project uses Tangle, a Directed Acyclic Graph, known as a DAG, whose primary purpose is to hold transactions. Unlike a Proof of Work (PoW) blockchain, which enables an entire network to confirm blocks carrying transactions, IOTAs Tangle does the same via appointing two previous transactions to establish the new transaction. Here is a brief illustration:

SOURCE: IOTA FOUNDATION

In the chart above, transaction number 5 approves transaction number 2 and 3. At the same time, transaction number 6 is unconfirmed and is called a tip. Each incoming transaction will choose tips to approve.

The relatively simple and unique process, however, could lead one serious security lapse. Hypothetically, if an attacker amasses 33% of the hashpower of the IOTA network, he can very well change the underlying algorithm followed by the Tangle nodes. It is possible because hashing happens as instantly as new transactions join the tree. They also get confirmed immediately using a regular laptop.

IOTA has proposed to solve the security issue with Milestones. They are particular transactions issued by a unique node called Coordinator. It is centrally controlled by the IOTA Foundation, which means the responsibility to protect the network solely belongs to the person or organization that has control over the coordinator node.

Limo, in his public outcry, discussed the same problem.

A consensus was never centralized, but there was and is a single practical point of failure because the coordinator(COO) is a mechanism t...

18:00

G20 Leaders Pledge Crypto-Asset Regulation After Buenos Aires Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

G20 leaders declared that they would regulate crypto to mitigate financial crimes in a statement after this weekend's summit.

18:00

CRYPTO REBOUND COMING: Best Way to Capitalize on It "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Its time to get in at a great price and theres a low-risk, high-reward potential way to do it right now. For months, ever since I alerted that cryptocurrencies have peaked and that were looking for a 50%-80% smash to come (this was back in February), Ive been waiting for signs of a bottom.

There are plenty of facts to back up the case for an imminent crypto rebound. If you had gotten into cryptocurrencies when we started alerting on them, you would still be way, way up in your position even with the 2018 crypto correction factored into the equation.

Cryptocurrencies have a history of crashes and recoveries just like other asset classes, but on an accelerated timeline. Youre getting all of the ups and downs that youd expect to see in any investment class (stocks, real estate, commodities, etc.), except its moving at a faster pace.

Bitcoin is considered the mothership of cryptocurrencies. Looking back at the price action of BTC over the long-term, we can see that Bitcoin has staged numerous full recoveries from corrections at least 11 prior to the current one:

Courtesy: Pension Partners, Charlie Bilello

Without exception, BTC recovered all losses from past corrections and then reached new all-time highs, handsomely rewarding patient and level-headed investors. Even if the current decline were to exceed -80%, Bitcoin historians can cite multiple times where the price has staged a full recovery from a drop of that magnitude.

Other major cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, have experienced corrections and recoveries largely in tandem with Bitcoin. Future Money Trends views price drops as reasons to buy, not sell, when the asset has a groundbreaking and game-changing technology a...

18:00

Markets Update: Falling Cryptocurrencies Wipe Out Last Weeks Gains "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Drop Again Losing Last Week's Gains

Cryptocurrency markets have seen losses over the last 24 hours and since our last markets update five days ago. Since then, most of the top cryptocurrencies have been moving sideways in a tight consolidated pattern. At the moment, the market capitalization of the entire digital asset economy is valued at roughly $125 billion and markets are seeing around $13.4 billion in global trade volume.

Also read: New Software Copernicus Has Mined Its First Bitcoin Cash Block 

Cryptocurrency Markets Drop in Value Once Again

Its another day of trading within the digital asset economy as traders patiently wait for cryptocurrencies to make the next big market move. Prices are lower today after bulls attempted to move higher a couple of times over the weekend. This Monday, Dec. 3, the top 10 digital currency markets are down 3-11% over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin core (BTC) markets are down 6.5% today but are still up 0.87% over the last seven days.

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18:00

Crypto Assets See Losses Across the Board as BTC Falls Below $4,000 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin has today again dipped below the $4,000 price point as all major coins see significant losses of between a 4 and 10 percent range

17:48

Wyoming Passes Bill to Secure Banking Relations for Blockchain Companies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

wyoming blockchain banking bill

The state of Wyoming has passed a blockchain bill that allows banks to provide banking services to blockchain companies in the state. According to the legislative document, the new bill would create a new banking category called the Special Purpose Depository Bank, a group of financial institutions in the state that provide banking services to blockchain-based businesses.

The bill was passed unanimously by the state's legislative committee 13-1, and it seeks to remedy the banking problems faced by blockchain businesses in the state.

"The rapid innovation of blockchain technology, including the growing use of virtual currency and digital assets, has resulted in many blockchain innovators being unable to access secure and reliable banking services, hampering the development of blockchain services and products in the marketplace," the document states.

Traditional banks have not been friendly to blockchain companies in the "Equality State," depriving them of secure and reliable banking services to the sector due to the strict banking regulations governing the state.

"Authorizing special purpose depository banks to be chartered in Wyoming will provide a necessary and valuable service to blockchain innovators, emphasize Wyomings partnership with the technology and financial industry and safely grow this states developing financial sector," the document reads.

The banks under this category are expected to maintain equal reserves with the value of the deposits stored, which is above the fractional reserves kept by traditional banks, for money laundering and fraud prevention.

"At all times, a special purpose depository bank shall maintain liquid assets valued at not less than one hundred percent (100%) of its depository liabilities," the document states.

This stipulation comes at a price, though. Namely, deposits kept with the Special Purpose Depository Banks won't be insured by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

The news was promptly shared on Twitter by Caitlin Long, co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, a group known for championing the adoption of blockchain technology in the state. Long noted in the tweet that the bills were passed despite "heavy opposition" from the banks.

17:32

Ohio Technology Funds Announce $100M Support for Blockchain Startups "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ohio Funds

Recently, the CEO of Ohio-based nonprofit JumpStart Inc. announced that his company, along with six others, would invest vast sums of money into Ohios blockchain startups.

As covered in Cleveland-based news organizations, JumpStart Inc.s CEO Ray Leach initially announced this donation. Collectively, the seven different funds, which are all based in Ohio, are commitmed to invest $100 million in early-stage startups that focus on using blockchain technology for business or government.

Leach claims that, further down the line, the funds will establish additional investment teams [that] plan to make $200 million available for blockchain companies that take advantage of Ohios Opportunity Zones. These zones apparently give tax incentives to spur economic development in poorer neighborhoods, which has so far shown inconclusive evidence nationwide that the practice will aid public services and, instead, will accelerate gentrification.

Still, from this news, Ohio is quickly turning into a real safe haven for blockchain and cryptocurrency startups. A week before this announcement, Ohios State Treasurer Josh Mandel also declared that businesses could pay taxes using cryptocurrency. This pilot program was the only crypto tax scheme he could set up without consulting the legislature or governors office. Combining this new system of tax payments with institutionalized tax breaks may lure many companies into Ohios poorer areas.

The announcement came at the local Blockland Solutions Conference, a four-day event which reportedly sold out its tickets. The goal of the conference is that a successful conference will further cement efforts to make Ohio a leader in blockchain technology, and it featured a brief speech from Lt. Governor-elect Jon Husted. With one more major blockchain-friendly politician set to soon take office in the state of Ohio, the state could become a comparative hotbed of action in the space.



This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

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17:20

Op Ed: From Gray To Black and White: Traditional Regulations Come to Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SEC

For nearly a decade, participants in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space have operated in a regulatory compliance gray zone. Recent developments at both the federal and international levels signal that the time for plausible deniability or unregulated freedom is coming to an end and more traditional regulations are moving to the forefront.

Currently, whether a cryptocurrency-related business is subject to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and its related regulations is a painstaking, case-by-case analysis. Recently, however, the primary criminal enforcement arm of the United States financial regulatory authorities, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the international commission tasked with providing financial regulatory guidance to its 37 member jurisdictions, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), have moved toward promulgating clear-cut anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) rules and regulations.

Pending U.S. Legislation and Its Impact on Recent Guidance

Pending legislation proposes to amend FinCENs statutory duties to include combating anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering initiatives involving emerging technologies that substitute for currency. If passed, this legislation would solidify FinCENs position that it is tasked with regulating AML and KYC issues in cryptocurrency.

But what would that mean for the industry?

  • FinCEN has long guided that cryptocurrency companies functioning as money service businesses (MSBs) must comply with the BSA. In March 2018, FinCEN went a step further with the Wyden letter, which made it clear that initial coin offerings (ICOs) also qualified as MSBs. And more recently, Kenneth Blanco, FinCENs director, delivered a speech noting that:
  • FinCEN has already examined over 30% of all registered virtual currency exchangers and administrators since 2014 for compliance with the BSA and its attendant AML and KYC requirements, and the organization plans to continue securing compliance with the BSA moving forward.
  • FinCEN believes that even a business that is a peer-to-peer exchange is subject to FinCEN regulations and AML/KYC compliance.
  • FinCEN plans to engage in...

17:15

Drastic Left Turn! Open Borders Bad for Workers, 2462 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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17:05

Ohio: Seven Funds Plan $300 Million Investment for Blockchain Startups Through 2021 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Unofficial plans reveal $300 million dollar blockchain startup funding plans from Ohio

16:56

Elon Musk Crypto Giveaway Scams Grow More Sophisticated "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Elon Musk is not giving away any crypto, so you know. Its not a thing that happens, no matter what youve heard. Which is what scams like this rely on: word of mouth. Hey, did you hear you can get free Bitcoin and Ether from Elon Musk? I saw it on his Twitter page. The Continued

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16:50

Life After Google George Gilder on Mark Levin, 2456 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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16:45

Europe Leads the Way With Crypto Exchange-Traded Products "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Switzerland leads the way with ETPs, as the United States remains bogged down in its latest regulatory battle

16:20

Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items Priced in Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Marketplace With Items Priced in Cryptocurrency Gains Popularity in Russia

A new Russian online marketplace that allows users to buy and sell goods and services priced in cryptocurrency has rapidly expanded in recent months. The Mentalmarket website has been publishing a growing number of ads in a dozen categories, from cryptoindustry to real estate.

 Also read: Russian Miners Sell Their Equipment Amid Market Plunge

Audis Sold for Digital Coins

Mentalmarket looks like any other website with classified ads, but all of its items are priced in cryptocurrency. The platform supports payments in major coins such as bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC), zcash (ZEC), Ripples XRP and dash. Prices are also displayed in U.S. dollars for convenience.

The marketplace has been gaining popularity among Russian crypto enthusiasts with a growing assortment of products and services. Users can buy almost anything from mining hardware and bitcoin ATM devices to plots of land around Moscow and a hotel in Sochi. A farmer from Tashkent even sells sheep at 0.074 BTC a head.

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16:15

China: Beijing Financial Authority Warns Against Illegal Security Token Offerings "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The director of Beijings financial watchdog director has warned against illegal Security Token Offerings fundraising activities in the city

15:36

Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Drops to $3,801 as Breakout Attempt Fails "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The bitcoin price dropped as far as $3,801 on Monday after an attempted breakout failed to thrust the flagship cryptocurrency back across the $4,500 level. CCN technical analyst Yashu Gola reported yesterday that BTC/USD was flirting with a breakout but stressed that a price floor would not be confirmed until the index experienced a sustained Continued

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15:00

Thai Government Trials Blockchain in Fight Against Tax Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The tax authority in Thailand is testing a blockchain system that tracks value-added tax (VAT) invoices and potentially eliminate fakes.

15:00

26 French Companies, Five Banks Complete Blockchain-Based KYC Trial Based on R3s Corda "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

26 French companies, along with five major banks, have successfully completed a blockchain-enabled KYC trial with the R3 consortium

14:40

GM Files Blockchain Patent to Manage Data From Autonomous Cars "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

American car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) has filed a blockchain patent for a solution to manage data from autonomous vehicles

14:33

Monumental: Federal Court Rules Case in Favor of Crypto ICO Against SEC "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Last week, the U.S. federal court ruled a case between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a crypto initial coin offering (ICO) project called Blockvest in favor of the ICO project. Marco Santori, the president and chief legal officer at Blockchain, said: The SEC brought an enforcement action against a company called Blockvest, Continued

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14:30

Asus Wants to Turn Gamers Into Miners, Wyoming Advances Crypto Bank Bill "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Asus Wants to Turn Gamers Into Miners, Wyoming Advances Crypto Bank Bill

In todays edition of The Daily, we look at the effect of cryptocurrency on video gaming, banking laws and popular media. A leading PC manufacturer wants to enable gamers to mine, a U.S. state has passed a bill to create dedicated financial institutions for cryptocurrency startups, and Bitcoin is on TV again.

Also Read: G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets

Asus Teams Up With Mining Startup

Asus Wants to Turn Gamers Into Miners, Wyoming Advances Crypto Bank BillAsus has announced a new strategic partnership with Quantumcloud, a startup that wants gamers to use their idle graphics cards to mine cryptocurrency. The graphics card maker can leverage its large user base of clients as a distribution partner for the app.

Quantumcloud claims to be different than other mining a...

14:20

Ohio Accelerators to Pump Over $100 Million into Blockchain Startups "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Two startup accelerators in the U.S. state of Ohio are reportedly to invest more than $100 million into blockchain firms, and more may follow.

14:00

November Crypto Review: One Third of Cryptocurrency Market Wiped Out "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Biggest losers in crypto for the month; Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Cardano, only XRP and NEM lost less than 20%.

November has without a doubt been the worst month of the year for crypto markets. It marks the ninth month this year that markets have fallen and the sharpest single month decline for around four years. Over $70 billion, or one third of the market, was wiped out in November plunging all altcoins to their lowest levels for well over a year.

Bitcoin had its worst month for seven years dumping around 35% over the thirty day period. Starting out at over $6,500 on November 1st, Bitcoin plummeted to around $4,280 by the end of it. BTC hit a low point for the year just below $3,600 on the 25th marking a record dump of 45% in less than a fortnight.

Ethereums pain was even greater as it hit a low of around $100 which it has not been near for 18 months. ETH fell over 50% from monthly high to low and over the course of the whole month the loss was around 42% as it crashed from $200 to $115.

XRP could be considered as one of the survivors of the month from hell as it actually took and held second spot from Ethereum. Compared to its siblings XRP came out relatively well with a loss of only 15% over the course of November. Stellar has also been more resilient that the rest by usurping Bitcoin Cash in fourth spot. XLM lost just under 30% during November which beats Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Bitcoin Cash was not so fortunate getting hammered a whopping 60% during November. BCH started at over $420 and ended close to $170. The big fracas with the hard fork and hash war did this crypto no favors whatsoever.

EOS was also a big loser during November with a 45% dump from $5.20 to $2.87. Likewise with Litecoin getting blitzed around 36% during the month as it fell from $50 to $32. Even stablecoins such as Tether were not immune as USDT lost its peg and hit a low of $0.951 early on in November and then dropping below $0.975 six more times during the month.

Cardano is rapidly falling down the chart and has dropped a place every month or so, last being the hardest with a 45% dump. Monero dropped a si...

13:57

Newly Formed US Healthcare Alliance to Trial Blockchain for Improved Data Quality "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

U.S. major healthcare companies have formed the blockchain-related Synaptic Health Alliance, plan to trial decentralized solutions to improve data storage and cut costs

13:35

Worthless Bitcoin Has Entered Death Spiral: Finance Professor "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Earlier this year, with the bitcoin price trading around $7,000, Santa Clara University Professor of Finance Atulya Sarin published an opinion piece arguing that the rising cost of crypto mining, coupled with the ability for bearish investors to short bitcoin in the futures markets, could spell doom for the flagship cryptocurrency. Now, following a further Continued

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13:35

Subreddit /r/Bitcoin Hits One Million Subscriber Milestone "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Stalwart if controversial Bitcoin community subreddit /r/Bitcoin has hit the one million subscriber mark

13:27

Koreas Largest Internet Firm Kakao Is Running a Crypto ICO That Is Not Subject to SEC Scrutiny "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Kakao is set to secure a $300 million private sale of its crypto called Clay in Japan, from institutional investors

13:05

GM Patent Touts Blockchain As Data Solution for Self-Driving Cars "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain can be used to store and share data collected by autonomous vehicles, according to a patent application by GM.

13:00

Why Does Mainstream Media Spread So Much Crypto FUD? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Just a couple of years ago finding a Bitcoin or crypto related news article in the mainstream media would have been a tough task. Today nearly every news outlet worth its salt is regularly running stories on crypto. According to a new study a lot of the industry heavyweights are throwing around a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt, much of which is totally unfounded and superfluous.

Media Sentiment is Not Static

A new study by eSports company Clovr has revealed the complicated and conflictual relationship between cryptocurrencies and publications that cover them. Following the rise and fall of the market over the past couple of years the study attempts to ascertain which publications have pushed a positive sentiment and which ones are fueled by FUD.

Looking back at 2017 the research noted that crypto coverage was rather limited and only peaked when prices plunged following bad news such as Chinas trading and exchange ban. The year before, positive sentiment far outweighed negative, a ratio that changed in late 2017 when markets started to surge.

FUD was partly fueled by billionaires that had already made their money and possibly considered cryptocurrency a threat. The likes of Warren Buffett calling it rat poison, or Mark Cuban hammering away with his bubble comments, or Jamie Dimon calling it a fraud, added gasoline to the mainstream media fire.

As markets peaked and then fell in January 2018, mainstream media ramped up its FUD machine and more negative sentiment flooded out. According the study, the top purveyors of bad news at the time included the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, the International Business Times, and the Washington Post.

Media that appeals to a younger, more finance orientated audience unsurprisingly ran more positive articles on crypto, these included Forbes, Business Insider, CNN, Cnet, Mashable, and Huffpost. CNBC, whose tweets have found to have an effect,  has been pretty much fair and balanced with a good dose of each and today still dedicates a lot of its airtime to crypto which is itself a testament to the growing industry.

Conservative media outlets have shown an overwhelming amount of distain for crypto and these include Breitb...

12:41

EOS Node Offers Users Financial Rewards for Votes, Reignites Decentralization Debate "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

EOS could see fresh scandal over node Starteoss plan to buy user votes by sharing revenue from the processes with users who select it as a proxy

12:38

Deutsche Banks Money Laundering Scandal Underlines Poor Narrative Against Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Germanys largest financial institution Deutsche Bank had its Frankfurt headquarters raided by the local authorities under the suspicion of money laundering. While crypto continues to be targeted by the press for the alleged usage of decentralized systems by criminals, a growing number of banks are being investigated for processing payments for criminal organizations. On November Continued

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12:15

Japan Unveils Plans to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japan Unveils Plans to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings

Japans Financial Services Agency has held several meetings to discuss how to best regulate initial coin offerings. In addition to registration requirements, the regulator reportedly plans to amend two existing laws that can be applied to token sales.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

Registrations and Law Changes

The Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japans top financial regulator, is set to launch regulations on initial coin offerings [ICOs], Jiji Press wrote on Saturday. Sources told the news outlet:

The FSA will require business operators that issue their own
cryptocurrencies to be registered with the agency.

Japan Unveils Plans to Regulate Initial Coin OfferingsJapans amended Payment Services Act requires cryptocurrency operators to register with the FSA. However, ICOs are currently not covered within the scope of this act.

Jiji Press also reported that, in order to introduce the [ICO] regulations, the agency pl...

12:00

Bitcoin Price Could Snap Three-Year Winning Streak in December "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin may break its three-year December winning streak unless prices convincingly cross key resistance at $4,410 in the next few days.

11:30

PR: More Stamps Global Is the One Stop Shop for Crypto Travel "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

More Stamps Global Is the One Stop Shop for Crypto Travel

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

Community is about ownership and as the companies have started owning these decentralized networks of payment they are reaching out the horizon of success, where More Stamps Global is the next Expedia for crypto world.

After achieving the set targets, More Stamps Global is now stepping ahead in the undeniable global reach with the ease of crypto currencies. Not just that but their travel booking had been top notch according to the data collected by the customers.

The travel industry is growing at a rapid pace, what maintains the forge is the ease and quality a travel company commits. More Stamps Global, one of the pioneers is proud to reach its 600+ flight options, 600000+ hotels for accommodation, 100000+ beautiful places for sightseeing also they offer the transferring service.

Recently the promotional codes and tokens have attracted many bringing the market flow towards increasing business. MSG understanding the market need has introduced the MSG tokens to let many take advantage of their great services and booking ease.

MSG token gives a further reduction of 30% to the users also the direct supplier contact is there to eliminate the fees keeping the customer flow. Soon they will accurately be able to quantify the community strength and take it to a completely next level.

Gradual advancements have always brought global networks together, as the travel industry flourishes the bookings and travel services demand progression for whic...

11:13

Investment Funds Network to Migrate Entire System to Blockchain in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Investment funds transaction network Calastone, a founding member of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger Project, is shifting its entire system to the blockchain. The firm, which assists its client sell their funds all over the world via banks and financial advisors, expects to complete the switch to what it is calling the Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI) Continued

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11:01

Security Token Offerings Illegal, Says Beijing Financial Watchdog "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The head of Beijings Municipal Bureau of Finance has warned that security token offerings (STOs) are "illegal" in the city.

11:00

Crypto Market Update: Weekend Gains Wiped Out in $5 Billion Fall "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

FOMO Moments

Monday is red as markets wipe out weekend gains, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, Iota sliding, Ethereum Classic staying afloat.

It didnt last. Crypto markets are back down again today after recovering a little over the weekend. The complete lack of buying pressure at the moment indicates that the bears are still in full control of things. Total market capitalization has been pushed back down to $130 billion again.

Bitcoin has found a consolidation channel between $4,000 and $4,300 and it doesnt seem to have the momentum to break on the upside. BTC is down 3% back at $4k at the time of writing. Two Bart Simpson type chart patterns have formed over the last week indicating that BTC could be about to fall again. Ethereum has already fallen, dumping 3.5% since yesterday back to $113.

Altcoins are all in the red again today, wiping out weekend gains. Bitcoin Cash is taking the biggest hit of over 6% at the moment as it slides further down the chart. Stellar has held on to fourth, but only just as it too has lost over 5% on the day. The rest of the top ten is dropping 2 4 percent at the time of writing.

Further down the chart there is only one beacon of green in the top twenty. Ethereum Classic is up over 3% on the day which has taken it over $5 again. A recent Github heist and resolution may be the cause of the current momentum for ETC. The rest of the altcoins in this section are falling 2 5 percent on the day.

Todays big dose of FOMO is going to Mithril which has pumped 32% overnight. MobileGo and Decentraland are also in double figures at the time of writing with 14% gains each. Unsurprisingly previous pumpers are now dumping, namely Bitcoin Private and Theta Token down 15% and 12% respectively. After laying off a whole bunch of staff, Steem is also getting hit today.

Around 3.7% has been lost from crypto markets since Sunday. As another $5 billion flows back out of digital currencies market...

10:28

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Remains Sell Near $4,200 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price traded lower recently and broke the $4,120 support area against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bearish trend line in place with resistance at $4,180 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price is currently trading above the $3,880 support, but it is at a risk of more losses.

Bitcoin price failed to climb higher above $4,400 and declined against the US Dollar. BTC/USD remains sell on rallies near the $4,120 and $4,200 resistance levels.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Recently, bitcoin price formed a decent support near the $3,880 level and climbed higher against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded higher and broke the $4,000 and $4,120 resistance levels. However, the price failed to settle above the $4,300 resistance and declined again. A high was formed at $4,286 and the price traded below the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Sellers pushed the price below the $4,000 support and a new intraday low was formed at $3,907. The price is currently consolidating above $3,900 and $3,880. An initial resistance is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $4,286 high to $3,907 low. However, the main resistance is near the $4,120 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key bearish trend line in place with resistance at $4,180 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Below the trend line, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $4,286 high to $3,907 low is at $4,142.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is clearly facing a lot of hurdles near the $4,120, $4,140 and $4,180 levels. Therefore, sellers remain in control as long as the price is below the $4,200 pivot level.

Looking at the technical indicators:...

10:16

Islamic Financial Institution Partners With Startup to Develop Interbank Blockchain Tools "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Islamic banks will gain their own suite of blockchain products in a bid to improve liquidity management with the Islamic Development Bank Groups new partnership

10:04

UK-Based Global Funds Network Calastone to Switch Entire System to Blockchain in May "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

London-based global funds network Calastone is switching its entire system for fund trade clearing services for over 1,700 financial firms to blockchain

10:00

Crypto Winter Is Here and We Only Have Ourselves to Blame "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Last year's mania perpetuated a narrative that making speculative gains was bitcoins core value proposition, writes Michael J. Casey.

09:47

Bitcoin Price Falls to $3,900 After Poor Weekend, Crypto Market Loses $12 Billion "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The cryptocurrency market has lost more than $12 billion from its valuation in the past 24 hours, as the Bitcoin price fell under the $4,000 mark. Major cryptocurrencies including Stellar (XLM) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) lost around 6 percent in value on average, demonstrating a lack of momentum and trading activity. Bloodbath On December 2,

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09:29

Migrants Rush Border Trump Stands Firm, 2457 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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09:28

Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Remains Supported Above $0.035 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ADA price topped near the $0.0440 level and later corrected lower against the US Dollar (tethered).
  • There is a major breakout pattern in place with resistance at $0.0430 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex).
  • The pair could dip in the short term, but it remains supported near $0.0395 and $0.0378.

Cardano price is holding gains against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD musts stay above $0.0370 and $0.0350 for a fresh upward move in the near term.

Cardano Price Analysis

There were decent gains this past week in cardano price above the $0.0350 support against the US Dollar. The ADA/USD pair traded higher and broke the $0.0380 and $0.0400 resistance levels. It traded above the $0.0420 resistance and tested the $0.0450 zone. A high was formed near $0.0440 and later the price started a downside correction. It traded below the $0.0420 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

However, the $0.0378 area acted as a solid support. The price bounced back, but upsides were capped near $0.0435. A high was formed at $0.0433 and the price dipped below $0.0420. Sellers pushed the price below the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the last wave from the $0.0378 low to $0.0433 high. However, the price is well supported near the $0.0400 level. The 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of the last wave from the $0.0378 low to $0.0433 high is also acting as a support. Moreover, there is a major breakout pattern in place with resistance at $0.0430 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair.

Cardano Price Analysis ADA Chart

The chart indicates that ADA price is preparing for the next move either above $0.0430 or below $0.0400. On the downside, the price remains well supported near $0.0395 and $0.0378. On the upside, a break above $0.0430 could push the price towards $0.0450 or $0.0500.

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09:00

McAfee Unfazed After SEC Says Promoting ICO Without Disclosing Pay is Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The impassioned crypto community on Twitter, specifically prominent commentators and analysts, took up arms over the weekend, as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)s indictment of DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather became an industry flavor of the month. But why?

SEC Fines DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather In ICO Ruling

Per previous reports from NewsBTC, last week, the SEC kicked the initial coin offering (ICO) subset of crypto assets while it was already writhing, name-dropping DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather, two hotshot celebrities with jaw-dropping social media followings, in a crypto-related case. The American governmental organization, somewhat infamous for its involvement in the cryptosphere, fined Khaled and Mayweather for promoting blockchain projects, coupled with their subsequent failure to publicly disclose their business relationships, which were predicated on undisclosed promotions.

Initially, the cryptocurrency community at large took the indictment of Khaled and Mayweather in stride, with a multitude of commentators creating jokes surrounding the subject. Others joked that they feared the worst, as they posted doctored screenshots of the SEC direct messaging them on Twitter.

Regardless of the format used to take the SECs ruling in jest, the bottom line is that many werent taking this situation seriously. However, as indicated by specific guideline nuances in the SECs legislature, this recent ruling may be more worrying for crypto influencers and ICO promoters than it originally seemed. As originally spotted by Reuters, on November 1st of 2017, smack dab in the midst of the roaring ICO market, the SEC issued a specific warning regarding those who promote token sales. In an announcement on the matter, the financial regulator wrote:

Any celebrity or other individual who promotes a virtual token or coin that is a security must disclose the nature, scope, and amount of compensation received in exchange for the promotion.

The above statement, which indicates that even disclosing that it was a paid promotion isnt enough to calm the SECs nerves, quickly instilled fear in former and current ICO promoters. More specifically, a certain brand of influencers,...

08:49

GDPR Uncertainty a Key Concern of 74% of Blockchain Firms in the UK: Report "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Regulatory uncertainty in Britains blockchain sector has emerged as one of the biggest concerns for distributed ledger technology firms in the country. According to research conducted by digital innovation agency Digital Catapult, 74% of blockchain firms in the United Kingdom cited regulatory issues as being one of their key concerns, surpassing other issues such as

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08:30

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Could Extend Decline To $0.3300 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price formed a high near the $0.4000 level and later declined against the US dollar.
  • There was a break below a major connecting bullish trend line with support at $0.3610 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair is currently under pressure and it could decline towards the $0.3380 or 0.3300 support.

Ripple price started a downside correction against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD may continue to correct lower towards the $0.3300 support in the near term.

Ripple Price Analysis

After forming a high near the $0.4000 level, ripple price started a downside move against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair traded below the $0.3800 and $0.3750 support levels to enter a short term bearish zone. Later, the pair even broke the $0.3650 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The decline was such that the price broke the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.3304 low to $0.40005 high.

More importantly, there was a break below a major connecting bullish trend line with support at $0.3610 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The pair is currently trading with a bearish angle below $0.3650 and the 100 hourly SMA. An immediate support is near $0.3460 and the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.3304 low to $0.40005 high. Below $0.3460, the price is likely to test the $0.3380 support area. Finally, the main support is near the last swing low at $0.3300.

Ripple Price Analysis XRP Chart

Looking at the chart, ripple price is facing a solid resistance near the $0.3650 level and the 100 hourly SMA. Therefore, to move into a positive zone, a close above $0.3650 and $0.3700 is required.

Looking at the technical indicators:

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08:00

Funds Network Calastone to Roll Out Blockchain Settlements in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Calastone, the U.K.-based operator of a transactions network for investment funds, is moving settlement to a blockchain by May 2019

08:00

Bitcoin Falls Below $4,000 Yet Again, What are the Factors? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In spite of a number of positive industry developments, namely the announcement of a Nasdaq and VanEck-backed crypto 2.0 futures plan, Bitcoin (BTC) continued to toss and turn on Monday morning. At first, many thought BTC was going to hold $4,000, as the market tried and failed to breach the aforementioned level of technical and psychological support. Eventually, however, the bears gained the upper hand over the bulls, pushing the asset quickly below $4,000 to a daily low of $3,900 on Coinbase to the chagrin of cryptocurrency optimists.

Like BTCs previous sell-offs, analysts weighed in on the price action, aiming to determine where cryptocurrencies will step next.

Bitcoin Analyst: More Chop, Less Drop

On Sunday evening, prominent crypto trading extraordinaire, The Crypto Dog, took to Twitter to convey his most recent insight on the cryptocurrency market to his 105,000 followers. This update, issued when BTC was situated above $4,150, expressed that the analyst wasnt convinced that a foray to the upside was in store for Bitcoin. Backing his claim, Crypto Dog drew a chart that accentuated to BTCs inability to break out of a short-term ascending triangle, a foreboding sight for those not in the know.

The trader, who divulged he opened a short position at $4,160, jokingly added that he was fairly confident hed have an opportunity to cover below $4,150 between now and 2020.

Although some originally laughed at his play, with one commenter expressing that the long-term Bitcoin bottom was potentially established below $3,500, his short-side bet became a winning play, as BTC fell under $4,000 as aforementioned.

Following the recent sell-off, which took cryptos common Joes aback, Crypto Dog revisited his original thread on Dec. 2nd/3rds price action to discuss BTCs prospects moving forward.

07:28

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Grinding Lower Below $110 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price found resistance near the $119-120 zone recently and declined against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $116 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to decline further below $110 as long as the price is below $116 and $120.

Ethereum price remains in a bearish zone against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD could test the $105 support area if sellers remain in action below $116.

Ethereum Price Analysis

After forming a support near the $109-110 zone, ETH price corrected higher against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair traded above the $115 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the price struggled to break the $119-120 resistance zone. As a result, the price started a fresh decline and traded below the $115 and $112 levels. At the outset, the price is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $98 low to $125 high.

An initial support is near the $109-110 zone. It represents the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $98 low to $125 high. If sellers gain momentum below the $109 support area, there could be heavy losses. The next immediate support is near $105 and the 76.4% Fib retracement level. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $116 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, there is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $116 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Ethereum Price Analysis ETH Chart

Looking at the chart, ETH price seems to be under a lot of pressure below the $120 resistance and both trend lines. A successful close above the $119-120 resistance zone is needed to start a decent recovery in the short term.

Hourly MACD The MACD is gaining...

07:17

G20 Countries to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Line with FATF Standards "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The G20 Countries have signed a joint declaration in Buenos Aires, where it promises to regulate cryptocurrencies and combat its use for money laundering and the financing of terrorism in line with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards, per a Saudi Gazette report. Section 25 of the declaration signed by the forum reads: We

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06:00

Ping Ans New Pitch for Blockchain: Shared Ledger, But Banks Keep Clients "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ping An, the Chinese insurance giant that built the eTradeConnect blockchain, is modifying the platform to give its 12 participating banks more control over customer relationships.

Bitcoin News Summary December 3, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Heres what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.   Crypto markets hit a fresh low for the year early this week, with Bitcoin falling as low as $3,600. It was reported that Google search interest for Bitcoin is at a 6 month high. As searches tend to correlate with price activity,

06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.00019 BTC
0.00100 BTC = 5.30 AUD
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Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00100 BTC = 3.90 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00026 BTC
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05:28

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Under Pressure Below $180 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price failed to trade above $175-180 and declined sharply against the US Dollar.
  • There are two key bearish trend lines formed with resistance near $175 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is currently trading near the $165 support and it could tumble towards $150 in the near term.

Bitcoin cash price struggled to hold gains above $180 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is under pressure and it looks set to clear the $160 and $150 support levels.

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis

Recently, there were range moves above the $165 support in bitcoin cash price against the US Dollar. The BCH/USD pair jumped higher later and climbed above the $180 resistance. There was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $197 high to $164 low. However, there was no proper close above the $190 and $200 resistance levels. The price also failed to settle above $190 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Moreover, there are two key bearish trend lines formed with resistance near $175 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair. The pair also struggled to settle above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $197 high to $164 low. Finally, there was a downside reaction and the price tumbled below the $175 and $170 levels. At the outset, the price is trading near the $165 support, with a bearish angle. It seems like there could be a sharp downside reaction towards $150.

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis BCH Chart

Looking at the chart, BCH price is clearly under pressure below $180 and the 100 hourly SMA. To recover, buyers need to gain strength above $175 and $180 in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD ...

05:00

Altcoin Price Analysis: Litecoin Prices Ready to Bounce Back After 11 Months of Bleeding "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After 11 months of lower lows, Litecoin, Monero, Stellar Lumens and Cardano prices are ripe for recovery mostly thanks to last weeks price stability and the general expectation in the market. Regardless, we shall maintain a bearish stance despite incoming streams of supportive fundamentals changing this position once there are gains above key resistance levels.

Lets have a look at these charts:

EOS Price Analysis

EOS/USD Price Analysis

Days after Dan Larimer, the CTO at Block Onethe publishers of EOSIO blockchain, announced his plans to explore, EOS has been under pressure. So far, EOS/USD is down 10 percent in the last week, sliding to sixth thanks in the market cap ranking.

Read: November Has Been Bitcoins Worst Month for Seven Years

From candlestick arrangements, we expect further losses this week more so if there are no hints of recovery towards $4 or Nov 28 highs of $3.5. Everything else constant and assuming bears step up, the best bulls can muster is a retest of $3.5.

But if there are sharp gains with volume spikes building on Dec 1 rejection of lower lows propelling prices above $3.5 and confirming Nov 28 gains, then short-term bulls can load up with first target at $4, $5 and later $7 with stops at Nov 27 lows at $3.

Litecoin Price Analysis

The Lightning Network, the off-chain scalability solution that allows for micro-payment, now has a new updatethe Lightning Network Daemon (LND) 0.5.1 Beta. Aside from improving robustness, speed and reliability, updates were made on the Neutrino back-end.

LTC/USD Price Analysis

This release was well received and LTC/U...

04:55

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuelas Cryptocurrency to More Than Double "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuelas Cryptocurrency to More Than Double

Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the price of the petro, his countrys national cryptocurrency, has been increased from 3,600 sovereign bolivars to 9,000. While the wallet for the petro is still unavailable, the Venezuelan government continues to sell the digital currency and issue certificates of purchase to buyers.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

Price Hike for Petro

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuelas Cryptocurrency to More Than DoubleMaduro announced on state television on Thursday the price increase of the petro, Venezuelas so-called national cryptocurrency, effective on Friday. The announcement was made at the same time he ordered a 150 percent increase in the countrys monthly minimum wage, the sixth rate hike this year. Bloomberg wrote on Thursday:

The price for the petro cryptocurrency will rise from 3,600 sovereign bolivars [Bs.s] to 9,000.

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04:30

XRP/USD Price Analysis: Will the US SEC Comment on the Status of Ripple Token? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Latest Ripple News

From recent events, the US SEC is definitely alert and hunting. Days after news emerge that the regulator had settled with Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khalid for promoting a security token, the regulator tried to issue a preliminary injunction against Blockvest.

Read: FBI Arrests AriseBank CEO for $4 Million Crypto-Related Fraud

However, their efforts were thwarted by a San Diego Judge, Gonzalo Curiel, who ruled after a series of court hearings and supporting documentations from both the coin issuerBlockvest and the SECwho sought to freeze assets and demonstrate that Blockvest were selling investment contracts and lying to investors that they had the approval of the SEC while illegally using the logos and seal of the CTFC and the National Futures Association  (NFA)that the latter did not supply compelling evidence to indict Blockvest.

Well, this is important especially for XRP investors. Remember, back in 2015 Ripple Labs was fined $450,000 for selling XRP without registering with FinCEN and for failing to implement KYC rules. Then again, Rippledespite their attempts to implement a decentralization strategystill holds a majority of XRP.

Also Read: UKs FCA Investigates 50 Firms Suspected of Unlicensed Crypto Operations

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04:06

Top Coins Are Shaky, But Bitcoin Still Holds $4,000 Mark "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are in the red today, while Bitcoin is still trading above $4,000

03:45

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Satoshi Nakamoto is Alive, BTC/USD Prices Steady "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Technically, BTC/USD is bearish but with increasing adoption and an optimistic market expecting entry of institutional grade investors thanks to Fidelity Custodial Services, launch of NASDAQ Bitcoin Futures and a likely approval of Bitcoin ETF by the SEC,  digital asset investors are set to gain. However, before traders begin ramping up, prices must first expand above $4,700 and the re-emergence of Satoshi Nakamoto could first track this.

Latest Bitcoin News

Still, Bitcoin prices are flip flopping and all over the place. After days of higher highs which culminated with Bitcoin closing higher and unexpectedly fading gains of week ending Nov 25, gains of last week could be the much needed foundation and a sling that will catalyze gains back above$4,700 and eventually $6,000.

Read: Crypto Week In Review: Bitcoin ETF Talk Mounts, Nasdaq To Launch Crypto 2.0 Futures

But even as bears threaten to press the sell pedal, analysts as Thomas Leethe Managing Partners and Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisorsis overly positive on Bitcoin and the trajectory it will take in the next few years. Citing the digital world where digital assets will find use, he projects BTC prices to expand $300 percent and test $15,000 by the end of the year.

Also Read: November Has Been Bitcoins Worst Month for Seven Years

Of course such move will be very positive as far as the ecosystem is concerned. Not only will it steel the network security struggling as miners switch off their rigs leading t...

03:20

Strategy Shift: North Korean Hackers Take Aim at Individual Crypto Investors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Faced with depleted reserves and having been hit with sanctions aimed at its illegal nuclear weapons program, North Korean hackers have a new strategy for growing the countrys cash reserves steal crypto holdings from individual investors. According to a report from the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the option to target individuals who hold cryptocurrencies

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02:30

FBI Arrests Crypto Bank CEO Who Embezzled ICO Funds "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Well, that escalated slowly. The CEO of AriseBank, who CCN previously reported as the target of an SEC injunction and civil proceedings in January, was arrested by the FBI this week without incident on charges of fraud to the tune of around $4 million, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The

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01:40

Op-Ed: Is Tether Trying to Price Itself out of the Stablecoin Wars? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitfinex recently moved toward Tether neutrality, breaking its special bond with Tether (wherein it was the most reliable way to redeem USDT for USD) and in turn, Tether, with nearly $2 billion it outstanding units, had to re-establish direct redemption for USDT holders to USD. Those still wanting to use the Bitfinex method will have

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00:55

Bitcoin History Part 2: The Bitcoin Symbol "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin History Part 2: The Bitcoin Symbol

In the second installment of our series on key moments from Bitcoins history, we look at the circumstances that led to the selection of the distinctive symbol and corresponding logo. As internet records show, the initial Bitcoin logo was one of the few nontechnical aspects of Bitcoin in which Satoshi Nakamoto had a say.

Also read: Bitcoin History Part 1: In the Beginning

From Baht to Bitcoin

When Satoshi published his whitepaper a decade ago, and then mined the genesis block a little over two months later, there was still a lot of Bitcoin to build. There were no wallets, no block explorers and no exchanges in fact there wasnt even an exchange rate. Nor was there a symbol to represent the bitcoin currency. The first attempt at a logo was designed by Satoshi himself for the first Bitcoin client and comprised a gold coin containing the letters BC. By early 2010, however, around the time that a small community was beginning to form, talk was underway to replace it, complete with a unicode character to represent the maiden cryptocurrency.

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00:07

Singapore Central Bank Publishes Updated ICO Guidelines "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has updated its guide for businesses that want to raise capital via initial coin offerings (ICOs). The modified draft follows up to the announcement of introducing a New Payments Framework made in the original draft. It elaborates the Singapore central banks stance on how certain intermediaries should observe its instructions

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23:15

Bitcoin Price Flirts with Breakout But May Not Yet Have Bottomed "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The bitcoin price on Sunday surged as high as 7.28 percent against the US dollar ahead of the US session. The BTC/USD rate is trading at 4158-fiat at press time. The pair is almost completing the formation of an inverse head and shoulder pattern. Its neckline appears more like a near-term falling trendline, capping the

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22:51

G20 Country Leaders Call for International Cryptocurrency Taxation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

During the G20 summit recently held in Argentina, country leaders announced the development of an international cryptocurrency taxation system

22:05

Paxos Standard: Why the Stablecoin Youve Never Heard of Just Might Take Down Tether "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Several months ago, crypto exchange Gemini made waves when it announced that, with permission from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), it had created a USD-pegged cryptocurrency stablecoin that would provider traders and institutions with a regulated alternative to tether (USDT), which was frequently the subject of controversy despite having a multi-billion dollar Continued

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21:45

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: TRON, Litecoin, XEM, Bitcoin, Ethereum "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin sees worst November since 2011, and TRON reportedly overtakes Ethereum as the most popular DApp platform we look at this weeks top performers in crypto

20:55

New Software Copernicus Has Mined Its First Bitcoin Cash Block "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

An Alternative Client Mined Bitcoin Cash Block 558847

Also read: Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process

The Copernicus Project: An Alternative BCH Client Not Written in C++

An Alternative Client Has Mined Bitcoin Cash Block 558847An Alternative client mined Bitcoin Cash block 558847 on Dec. 1. 

This weekend, an unknown mining pool processed the first Bitcoin Cash (BCH) block that was generated using a full node client written in a language other than Satoshis original C++ client. The project, called Copernicus, is a BCH implementation written in Golang (GO) and follows the myriad of Go clients released earlier this year. The difference between the Bc...

20:55

First Blockchain Smartphones Appear on the Market: Sirin Labs' Finney Unboxed "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Sirin Labs brings crypto closer to the mainstream with the launch of Finney, but other blockchain phones are lurking

20:49

Bitcoin Price Falls 5.5% to $4,030: Lack of Momentum Leads to Crypto Pullback "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Over the past 24 hours, the Bitcoin price has dropped by more than five percent from $4,265 to $4,030, demonstrating a decline in daily volume. On fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading platforms like Coinbase and Bitstamp, the dominant cryptocurrency was dangerously close to dipping below the $4,000 support level. A drop below the $4,000 mark could disallow a Continued

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19:45

Bitcoin, the Stock Market and Bush 41 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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19:41

Japans Financial Regulator to Issue ICO Guidelines: Report "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Citing informed sources, Japanese press outlet JIJI Press reports that the Japanese Financial Services Agency is soon to regulate Initial Coin Offerings. The regulation will involve investment limits for better protecting them. Similar to how securities tokens are required to register with the American SEC in the United States, companies which intend to issue virtual Continued

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19:28

Crypto Week In Review: Bitcoin ETF Talk Mounts, Nasdaq To Launch Crypto 2.0 Futures "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The crypto market at large sustained its turbulent price action this week, with Bitcoin (BTC) jolting up and down between key levels of resistance and support. However, in spite of the dreary price action, this industrys participants kept their pedal to the metal, announcing a series of developments that piqued the interest of investors worldwide. So, as recently put by Anthony Pomp Pompliano, Morgan Creeks in-house cryptocurrency insider:

Bear markets get rid of tourists so entrepreneurs can focus on building.

SECs Clayton Isnt Ready To Green Light A Crypto ETF

Since Bitcoin faltered in early-2018, investors in this nascent asset class have sought to find a light at the end of the tunnel. This light, as it turns out, is a U.S.-based, fully-regulated Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). But, as recently divulged by a commissioner from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the advent of a crypto-backed ETF might be nothing more than a quixotic dream, or at least for now.

Speaking at Consensus: Invest on Tuesday, SEC incumbent Jay Clayton, who assumed office in May 2017, exclaimed that he isnt ready to greenlight a Bitcoin ETF. Backing his somewhat inflammatory statement with rationale, Clayton brought up the lack of market surveillance in crypto markets.

Blockchains may be predicated on a semblance of transparency, but in juxtaposition to this nature, the SEC decision-maker noted that theres an evident lack of bonafide surveillance implementations on crypto platforms at large. Clayton then explained that investors expect that a commodity-backed fund is free from manipulation, alluding to his sentiment that Bitcoin is susceptible to questionable fluctuations on a groups whim, or through actions executed by bad actors.

Along with his fears regarding proper surveillance measures, the lawyer by trade also noted that while strides have been taken towards impenetrable custody solutions, these services purportedly remain vulnerable to unauthorized access.

VanEck, SolidXs Bitcoin ETF Team Meet With SEC 

Despite Claytons concerns regarding crypto-backed ETFs, the SEC recently released a memorandum that outlined a paramount clos...

19:05

Ethereum Adoption in Developing Countries Rising Exponentially: Lubin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ethereum has been one of the worst performing cryptocurrencies this year. But, as a technology, the project is going places.

Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of the Ethereum project, recently stated about how the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem is gradually improving the financial and technological infrastructures of many developing nations. The Canadian entrepreneur, also known for founding ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based software-production studio, named Chile and Philippines as their prime adopters.

Chile, for instance, employs Ethereums proof-of-work blockchain to track energy data. Their National Energy Commission stated in April that the reason why they chose Ethereum was for its ability to augment levels of security, integrity, traceability, and confidence in the information available to the public. The Energy Ministry wing also appreciated Ethereum for protecting data from hacking and manipulation.

The Philippines, on the other hand, witnessed their banking giant Union Bank partnering with Lubins ConsenSys to develop Ethereum-based banking solutions for the countrys rural sector. The project saw its beginning at a time when 77% of the Filipinos remain unbanked, according to a survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Philippines central bank. Justo Ortiz, the chairman of UnionBank, said that Ethereums blockchain technology would help them crack the hole of financial inclusivity.

In another event from the Philippines, the government decided to offer Manila residents rewards in Ethereum tokens Ether for clea...

18:55

G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets

While some countries have taken the lead to regulate various aspects of using cryptocurrencies, many have left the matter completely up in the air. This might soon change as pressure is mounting on governments to develop standards for crypto regulations, as evident by the latest G20 meeting of top politicians from around the world.

Also Read: Research Exposes Anti-Bitcoin Bias in Mainstream Media

Mitigating Risks of Technology

G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto AssetsThe G20 Leaders Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ended on Saturday, Dec. 1, with a joint declaration on fair and sustainable development adopted by the heads of state. The statement affirms that an open financial...

18:40

Former Ernst & Young Analyst Disillusioned by the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A recent article in Barrons describes Angus Champion de Crespigny, who spent ten years at professional services firm Ernst and Young and led the blockchain financial services division for years and was the subject of the article entitled This Blockchain Believer Turned Heretic Is Still Bullish On Bitcoin, as a major skeptic. Champion de Crespigny describes Continued

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18:14

Illegal Immigration The New Slavery System!, 2455 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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18:05

Hodlers Digest, Nov. 26Dec. 2: Satoshi Makes a New Friend, Buterin Gets Negative Over Centralized Blockchains "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ohio businesses will be able to pay taxes in BTC, while Vitalik Buterin gets snarky over an overuse of blockchain applications

17:35

Japans Financial Regulator to Introduce New ICO Regulations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Stricter ICO regulation is being introduced by Japanese regulators to protect investors from fraudulent initiatives

17:33

Bitcoin Cash Infrastructure Dev: Something Very Wrong with Bitcoin Cash ABC "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

An explosive Medium.com article by pseudonymous developer _unwriter, who primarily works on two Bitcoin Cash infrastructure projects called BitDB and BitSocket, both of which are critical to several Bitcoin Cash-community outfits, levies a number of serious accusations against the Bitcoin ABC development team as well as Bitcoin.com and affiliated Bitmain. The heartfelt article is worth Continued

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16:55

Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

USPTO Grants Intel a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process

On Nov. 27, the worlds second-largest semiconductor chip maker, Intel, was granted a patent for a processing system that mines Bitcoin but utilizes more energy-efficient hardware accelerators. According to the patent called the Optimized SHA256 Datapath, the newly invented high-performance Bitcoin mining process could reduce overall power consumption by 15 percent.

Also read: Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric Finney Smartphone

Intel Awarded a Patent for a New Bitcoin Mining Process

The Intel corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California is well known for being a competitive chipset manufacturer. Last Tuesday the company was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which describes a specialized processing system for mining the SHA256 algorithm. The patent was filed on June 29, 2016, and the concept was invented by three individuals from Hillsboro, Oregon.

...

16:30

Crypto-Powered Football League Adds NFL Stars Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

NFL stars Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman have joined the Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL)  a crypto-powered football league as team owners. Lynch and Sherman will also serve as fan captains for their respective franchises when the FCFLs inaugural season kicks off in June 2019, the company told CCN. Lynch is currently a running back Continued

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14:45

The Daily: Bitmain Launches Crypto Index, Xolaris Sets up Bitcoin Mining Fund "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Daily: Bitmain Launches Crypto Index, Xolaris Sets up Bitcoin Mining Fund

In this edition of the Daily, we cover Bitmains new cryptocurrency index and the establishment of a fund that will invest in bitcoin mining. We also look at a recently active online account that was previously associated with Satoshi Nakamoto, as well as the launch of a help center for defrauded crypto enthusiasts in Russia.

Also read: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 Results

BLC10 Tracks Major Cryptocurrencies

Chinese crypto mining giant Bitmain has launched its own cryptocurrency index. It tracks the performance of the largest and most liquid digital coins on the market and is denominated in U.S. dollars. The index is designed to meet the needs of both private and institutional investors, according to the Beijing-based company.

...

14:33

SECs Next Move: Social Media Influencers Who Promoted Crypto ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is actively cracking down on crypto initial coin offering (ICO) projects and a top official said earlier this year that dozens of cases are pending. The next wave of enforcement by the SEC, stimulated by its recent settlement with professional boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled, is Continued

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13:48

Bloodbath: November Rout Leaves Crypto Prices Drowning in Sea of Red "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

It was not just the trees that shed their red leaves this November. The autumn was doing its job in the cryptocurrency market, too. The industry lost close to $70 billion worth of market capitalization this month, according to CoinMarketCap.com. Bitcoin, the worlds largest cryptocurrency, established an aggregated low at $3,606 after dropping from its Continued

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12:40

Get Ready for Crypto Sanctions Enforcement "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Recent OFAC actions are just the first step in crypto sanctions enforcement, write attorneys Beau Barnes and Jake Chervinsky.

12:00

Banking Giant State Street Is Waiting on Client Demand for Crypto Custody "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

State Street bank says there's no sense of urgency yet from clients for it to move into safeguarding crypto assets.

11:56

CryptoDredge 0.13.0 Nvidia Miner With More Hashrate and New Algorithms "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

CryptoDredge 0.13.0 comes with performance improvements for the X22i and Skunkhash algorithms, taking the top spot performance wise for X22i from T-Rex, so make sure you switch if mining SUQA at the moment and want to get the best possible performance. There is also a fix implemented for the Exosis and Dedal algorithm when started from BLAKE as well as a color hash order added for x16. Do note that the CryptoDredge miner supports only Nvidia GPUs and is a closed source software that comes with 1% built-in developer fee and with binaries available for both Windows and Linux (CUDA 9.1/9.2/10.0).

To download and try the latest release of the CryptoDredge 0.13.0 Nvidia GPU miner

11:38

NiceHash Has Added Support for Zhash Algorithm (Equihash 144,5) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The NiceHash service for leasing and renting crypto hashrate has announced the addition of a new crypto algorithm to their list of supported algos the Zhash algorithm or Equihash with parameter set 144,5. This algorithm is currently used as a PoW algorithm with Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Anon (ANON) and BitcoinZ (BTCZ) and other projects. The Zhash algorithm works by increasing the hardware requirements of Equihash to make the development of an ASIC appliance less viable and to put back GPU mining in control for the projects using this algorithm. Aside from support for Zhash on the marketplace for hashrate, mining Zhash is also supported through the latest NiceHash Miner Legacy (1.9.0.8) as well as third party miners of course.

Another popular service for renting and leasing mining rigs Mining Rig Rentals has been offering Zhash (Equihash 144,5) for quite some time, though the market there is usually smaller compared to what NiceHash is capable of providing in terms of hashrate. Apart from Zhash this service also offers support for Equihash 96,5 as well as Equihash 192,7 and Equihash 210,9 so if you need any of these you can check the MRR service as well.

11:03

Huawei Cloud Announces Global Launch of its Blockchain Services "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Huawei Cloud, the cloud services arm of Huawei Global, has announced the launch of its Blockchain Service (BCS), according to an official press release. The BCS was launched for commercial use in China earlier this year, and it is now available to a global audience on Huawei Clouds international website. The service allows global entrepreneurs

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11:00

Cryptocurrency Market Update: 17% Recovery Since Last Sundays 2018 Low "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

FOMO Moments

Crypto markets are bouncing back again, Bitcoin SV, Cardano, Tron and Maker recovering well.

There has been a marginal recovery from yesterdays market dump this Sunday and things did not fall off the cliff again as we have seen in recent weeks. Total market capitalization has recovered to climb back to around $135 billion at the time of writing.

Bitcoin hovered just below $4,000 on Saturday which served as support as it managed to rally back to over $4,200 adding 5% on the day. Since the middle of last week BTC seems to have started consolidating between these levels. Ethereum has also recovered 4% since yesterday and is back to $118 again. ETH has really struggled to get off the floor since its big November dump.

Altcoins are mostly green this Sunday as Bitcoin SV seems to be making the most progress in the top ten at the moment adding over 9% on the day taking it back to $100. Cardano has also recovered well with a 7% gain and the rest are putting 3 5 percent back on today.

In the top twenty Tron has just inched above Monero to take eleventh spot with a gain of almost 7% on the day. Iota, Neo and Ethereum Classic are all adding 6% to their prices during todays Asian trading session. The rest have made around 4 percent aside from Zcash which hasnt really moved today. Just outside the top twenty Maker is post a decent gain of 13%.

Having a big fomo induced pump right now is a new entry to the top one hundred Free Coin. A minor exchange listing seems to have initiated what will surely be another p&d with a 55% surge on the day. Also pumping at the moment is Centrality up 33% right now.

Getting beat up at the red end of things is Theta Token predictably as it has been pumping for a few days. There are no double digit losers at the time of writing as nearly all of the altcoins are recovering this Sunday.

Crypto markets have made about 4.5% since the same time yesterday bringing total market cap to $135 billion. Trade volume has stabilized at around $15 billion and...

10:30

Japanese Crypto Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After Buyout "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After Buyout

A regulated Japanese cryptocurrency exchange is shutting down to relaunch as part of the Huobi family. The new exchange will support six cryptocurrencies and 11 trading pairs. Existing Bittrade customers need to open new accounts, complete KYC verification, and transfer their assets to the new platform.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

Bittrade Shutting Down

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After BuyoutBittrade, one of 16 regulated Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced the complete termination of its current trading system. The exchange will then reopen as part of the Huobi family.

...

09:16

Caravan Plans to Rush the Border Today, 2454 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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09:15

Digital Currency Risks Being Monitored: Nigerias Depositor Funds Insurer "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Nigerias depositor protection body has said that the country is monitoring the risks associated with digital currencies. According to a deputy director at the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Kabir Katata, this is ongoing process is being done with a view of resolving concerns that may arise with regards to protecting the general public. We

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07:28

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC/USD Remains In Downtrend Below $4,500 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price recovered recently and traded above the $4,000 and $4,200 levels against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bearish trend line formed with resistance at $4,320 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to struggle to break the $4,320, $4,400, $4,500 and $4,590 resistance levels.

Bitcoin price is slowly recovering above $4,000 against the US Dollar. However, BTC/USD remains in a downtrend as long as it is below the $4,500 resistance.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

This past week, there was a decent recovery from the $3,500 support area in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded higher and broke the $3,750 and $4,000 resistance levels. The upside move was positive above the $4,000 and $4,200 levels. There was even a close below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last slide from the $5,697 high to $3,483 low. However, the price struggled to clear the $4,400-4,500 resistance zone.

Moreover, there is a key bearish trend line formed with resistance at $4,320 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is currently consolidating below the trend line and $4,400. The price must break the $4,400 resistance and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours) for more gains. The next major hurdle is near $4,500 and $4,590. The $4,590 level coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last slide from the $5,697 high to $3,483 low. Therefore, a break above the $4,400, $4,500 and $4,590 resistance levels wont be easy in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, BTC price clearly remains in a downtrend as long as it is below $4,500 and the 100 SMA. On the downside, an initial support is at $4,000, below which the price could slide towards $3,600 or $3,500.

Looking at the t...

06:30

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH/USD Facing Uphill Task Below $140 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price formed a decent support near $98 and recovered recently against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $117 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to face a lot of hurdles near $117, $120, $$132 and $139 in the near term.

Ethereum price remains in a bearish zone versus the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD must clear the $117 and the $132 resistance to climb towards $165.

Ethereum Price Analysis

After a sharp decline, ETH price traded close to the $100 support area against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair traded as low as $98 and later started an upside correction. The price formed a decent support near the $98-100 zone and later climbed higher. It moved above the $110 and $115 resistance levels. There was even a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $180 high to $98 low.

However, upside were capped by $125 and the price remained well below the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $117 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD. The pair is currently consolidating near the trend line and $115. Buyers need to break the $117 and then $120 resistances to climb higher. The next major hurdle is near the $138-140 zone. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $180 high to $98 low.

Ethereum Price Analysis ETH Chart

The above chart indicates that ETH price is struggling to break the $117 and $120 resistance. If buyers continue to struggle, there is a chance of a downside break below $110. The main support is at $100 followed by the $95 level.

4-hours MACD The MACD is currently flat in the bearish zone.

...

06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.00018 BTC
0.00100 BTC = 5.65 AUD
Converter

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00100 BTC = 4.14 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00024 BTC
Converter

05:28

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD Could Decline Below $160 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price is currently consolidating and it could decline below $160 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $190 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is struggling to break the $190-200 resistance area and it could decline sharply.

Bitcoin cash price is in a downtrend below $200 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD could gain strength once sellers gain pace below $160.

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis

This past week, there was a solid upside correction from the $150 support area in bitcoin cash price against the US Dollar. The BCH/USD pair formed a low at $146 and climbed above the $160, $180 and $190 resistance levels. There was even a break above the $200 barrier, but buyers failed to hold gains. As a result, there was a fresh decline below $190 and the price remained well below the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).

During the decline, there was a break below the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $146 low to $206 high. The price is currently consolidating above the $160 support and it remains at a risk of more losses. A break below the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $146 low to $206 high is possible. Once there is a close below $160, the price may slide below the $150 support as well. On the upside, there is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $190 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair.

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis BCH Chart

Looking at the chart, BCH price may break the $190 and $200 resistance levels to climb higher. If not, there is a risk of a downside break below $160.

Looking at the technical indicators:

4-hours MACD The MACD for BCH...

04:07

French Riots Portend Doom For EU?, 2453 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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02:55

Craig Wright Claims Bitcoin SV Will Process 1TB Blocks in Two Years "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dr. Craig S. Wright has a mission in mind for Bitcoin SV (BSV) to process terabyte-sized blocks. Its a 2 year target according to a tweet he published yesterday. 2 year target. 2-4 Million TPS peak 500k sustained Terranode Bitcoin Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) November 29, 2018 Wright didnt elaborate on the how

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02:20

SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are Securities "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

A U.S. district judge has denied the motion filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against cryptocurrency company Blockvest and its founder. The SEC failed to show the court that Blockvests tokens are securities. The company has set up a fictitious regulatory agency and claimed its ICO is endorsed by three different U.S. regulators.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

Judge Denies SECs Motion

SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are SecuritiesU.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel has denied the SECs motion for preliminary injunction against Blockvest Llc and its founder, the case document dated Nov. 27 shows.

The SEC alleged that Blockvests BLV tokens are securities based on the three-part Howey test. The defendants disagreed. After hearing starkly different...

01:43

This Week in Crypto: Ohio Embraces Bitcoin, Judge Hassles SEC, and DJ Khaled Fined for ICO Promotion "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The last week of November was all about taxes, regulation, and SEC enforcement for Bitcoin and the wider crypto ecosystem. Major Headlines Sirin Labs Launches the FINNEY: The worlds first blockchain phone on the market, the FINNEY, launched at an event in Barcelona on Thursday. CCNs Josiah Wilmoth was on the scene. The phone, its Continued

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00:40

Hands-on with the Sirin Labs FINNEY, the Worlds First Crypto-Native Smartphone "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Sirin Labs, the blockchain startup funded by nearly $158 million in initial coin offering (ICO) proceeds, has released its much-anticipated blockchain smartphone, the FINNEY. The firm unveiled the device on Thursday at a release party in Barcelona, which featured presentations from several Sirin executives along with an appearance by football legend and Sirin brand ambassador Continued

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00:00

Report: Bitcoin Mining Doesnt Fuel Climate Change, It Benefits the Global Economy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Report: Bitcoin Mining Doesn't Fuel Climate Change, It Benefits the Global Economy

The majority of bitcoin miners about 78 percent use renewable energy to power their mining operations, while preventing surplus electricity from going to waste in countries such as China, a new study by Coinshares has revealed. The U.K.-based digital asset management company argues that bitcoin mining may in fact be acting as an electricity buyer of last resort, contrary to the mainstream media construct of it being an environmental menace.

Also read: Bitcoin Mining Start-Up Envion Ordered to Close by Swiss Court

 Buyer of Last Resort

Report: Bitcoin Mining Doesn't Fuel Climate Change, It Benefits the Global Economy

In its report, The Bitcoin Mining Network, Coinshares said that the multibillion-dolla...

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23:17

Bitcoin Opinion: Why Context is Important When Talking about the Crypto Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The fact that the bitcoin price has been crashing for the past month has led some people to have some hilarious reactions. From rage-quitting crypto-trading and investing to astonishing doomsday predictions, its really fun to sit back and watch all madness. However, I feel like its also my duty to step in and calm things Continued

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22:15

Asus Wants to Let Gamers to Mine Crypto with Idle GPU Power "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tech giant Asus is now making it possible for gamers to use the excess processing power of their graphics cards to earn some profit from crypto mining. In an announcement made on Thursday, the Taiwan-based tech company stated that it has entered into a partnership with a mining app provider known as Quantumcloud. Under this

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21:33

How The Universe Will Send You Signs and Why Those Signs Are Sent "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The universe works in mysterious ways and sometimes it needs to speak to us. While you might not see the signs at first, as time passes they will become quite apparent depending on what is before you.

Have you ever felt like the universe was trying to tell you something? You just couldnt quite make out what you were being told? Perhaps the universe really was trying to get something through to you. The universe is always speaking to us, above all else, you have to pay attention if you want to see things for what they truly are.

Sometimes the universe presents us with recurring experiences, these are signs. These repeats dont happen for no reason, they are happening because you need to learn something from them. Perhaps you see specific numbers each day or you come to a decisions time and time again, this is a sign that the universe is bringing you to something.

The universe will bring us to challenges, stop us from doing things, speak to us through our inner voice, and in some cases even send us messages within our dreams. If something feels a bit otherworldly, it probably is. We are all part of the limitless universe and it is constantly working to guide us towards the places, people, and experiences we need to get to and through. By listening to the signs that the universe is putting before us we can verify whether or not we are on the right paths in this life.

The universe sends us signs for a wide range of reasons. It might be trying to warn us of something or even remind us that we are doing well. Communication with the universe itself is a lot less complicated than we make it out to be if we ask the universe to reveal something and actually listen to what it says we will find the answers we have been seeking. Even the most negative situations could be happening to bring us towards something positive.

Whenever we need to shift our perspectives the universe will make sure we do so. Sometimes it is important for us to go through things we might not want to go through in order to get where the universe wants us to be. Once you slow down, you will begin to see things in ways most others could never imagine.

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21:07

Why the Bitcoin Price Could Take a Very Long Time to Reach All-Time High Again "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Throughout the past eleven months, the Bitcoin price has dropped from $19,500 to $3,000, by nearly 85 percent. The dominant cryptocurrency fell by 85 percent on average in its four past major corrections, so a similar drop from its all-time high was expected by many investors. But, according to Bitcoin and technology researcher Boris Hristov,

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21:00

A Look at the Multi-Currency Encrypted Messaging App Chat.Chat "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Look at the Multi-Currency Encrypted Messaging App 'Chat.Chat'

Over the past few weeks, cryptocurrency proponents have been discussing a new messaging and collaboration platform called Chat.Chat. The application offers an all-in-one system with secure messaging, a multi-currency wallet and native communication with decentralized apps like Memo.

Also read: Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric Finney Smartphone

The Chat.Chat Messaging Platform

A Look at the Multi-Currency Encrypted Messaging App 'Chat.Chat'There have been a lot of attempts lately to create social media and messaging applications that integrate digital assets. One application thats been catching some buzz in the cryptocurrency space is a protocol called Chat.Chat, which allows messaging and a connection to decentralized applications.

On Friday, Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu used the Chat.Chat platform to interact with the Memo protocol. This is me on memo protocol, using Chat.Chat, he told his Twitter followers, while also leaving the BCH transaction ID within his post.

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20:05

German Firm Xolaris Launches Two Bitcoin Mining Investment Funds "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

German investment firm Xolaris has launched a European private-equity fund focused on bitcoin mining. Xolaris expects to raise $34 million to $57 million for the four-year project, the company announced in a press release. Professional investors kept asking us to create a regulated product in the area of cryptocurrencies, said Stefan Klaile, the CEO of Xolaris.

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19:50

Pantsuit Religious Figure Neil deGrasse Tyson Hit With "Bad Touch" Allegations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Neil deGrasse Tyson, a prominent pantsuit figure revered in their pseudo-Scienceitism, has been accused of giving the "bad touch" by several women emerging at the same time to alleged he touched them bad over a number of years (archived). Complicating the situation for Tyson, a few of the women allege he resorted to deploying drugs to get his Hot Cosby on.

19:00

Four Ways to Commemorate Bitcoins 10th Anniversary "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

On Jan. 3, 2019, cryptocurrency proponents the world over will commemorate Bitcoins 10th anniversary. While some will raise a glass to Satoshis decade-old accomplishment, others may choose to mark the occasion by acquiring a piece of memorabilia. Predictably, there is no shortage of companies lining up to hawk commemorative bitcoin baubles. Also read: Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric Finney Smartphone

Bitcoin Is Nearly 10 Again

Bitcoin is so special it gets two birthdays a year. The first of these falls on Oct. 31, the date when Satoshi published his whitepaper, and the second occurs on Jan 3, the date he mined the genesis block that kick-started the Bitcoin network. It is this latter date that most people have settled on as Bitcoins unofficial birthday, and thus its 10-year anniversary on Jan. 3, 2019, promises to be extra special. A number of companies have cynically crafted items that purport to mark the landmark occasion. Whether these goods are deemed tacky or tasteful is for the beholder to decide. As we warned back in September, when first reporting on this trend, Brace yourselves. Bitcoin cash-ins are coming.

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18:37

Estonia: Amendments to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations Will Tighten Crypto Regulation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Estonian government is about to receive amendments to AML laws, which will tighten crypto regulation

18:35

Op-Ed: Ohios Crypto Play Proves Bitcoin is Becoming a Currency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Well, heres something we didnt expect this early in the century. Ohios state government is now accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash via its payment portal, serviced by BitPay. As CCN reported: Ohio will become the first state in the US to officially accept tax payments in bitcoin, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Beginning

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17:39

Crypto Markets Meet December in Green, Bitcoin Trades Above $4,200 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Crypto markets go green on the first day of December, with Bitcoin breaking and holding the $4,200 threshold

17:00

Wendy McElroy: Dont Smash the State, Bypass the State "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dont Smash the State, Bypass the State

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations
Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism
Chapter 11, Part 7
Crypto Justice: Dont Smash the State, Bypass the State.

The 19th century individualist-anarchist Benjamin Tucker referred to anarchism as society by contract. The contracts could express any exchange, from leases to prostitution, from insurance policies to drug deals. The contracts would not be legal or illegal, only consensual. Just as crypto bypasses central banking and decentralizes economic control down to the individual, smart contracts have the potential of bypassing much of the legal system and returning to the peoples lawcontract law. But, like crypto, the contracts would not require a trusted third party.

Wendy McElroy, How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice

Last weeks installment of The Satoshi Revolution was entitled How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice. It examined a key argument used to counter the possibility of libertarian or private law. In summary: for justice to function, the content and administration of justice needs to be widely accepted, and that acceptance is based on the system being considered legitimate. The legitimacy is deemed to rest on consensuson the judgment arrived at by most of those concernednot on individual choice. This means the administration of justice must be centralized and homogenized by an agency that enjoys consensus because such an agency enjoys the compliance, if not the respect, of society. The preceding dynamic requires the state. When neither obedience nor respect are present, then the justice system commands compliance through the institutionalized violence of law enforcement.


The Parallels of Crypto and Justice...

16:24

Crypto Market Adds $7 Billion as Bitcoin and Ethereum Rebound by 5% "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In the past 24 hours, the cryptocurrency market added $7 billion to its valuation as Bitcoin and Ethereum rebounded by around five percent. Bitcoin (BTC) successfully defended a relatively weak support level at $4,000 with strength and Ethereum (ETH) prevented a further drop below the $110 level. However, based on the level of the momentum

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16:20

Amazon Presents Its Quasi-Blockchain Solution, Platform for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

E-commerce giant Amazon rolled out two blockchain-related products: Technically, one of them is a simple, centralized database

15:57

North Korean Hackers Move Onto Attacking Individuals After Exchanges Boost Security "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A South Korean cybersecurity company detected over 30 attacks on cryptocurrency users, most likely carried out by North Korean hackers

15:00

The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 Results "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 Results

In this edition of The Daily, we look at the latest regulatory development in Europe Belarus High Technologies Park has adopted new regulations for cryptocurrency companies. We also cover Galaxy Digitals report into its third quarter financial results and an alert issued in Texas about a new scam promising refunds to Bitconnect investors.  

Also read: Kucoin Enables Credit Card Payments, Coinbase Pro Adds Zcash

Belarus Expands Crypto Regulatory Framework

The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Crypto Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 ResultsBelarus, which legalized business activities related to digital assets earlier this year, has now expanded its crypto-friendly regulatory framework. The High T...

14:23

Vitalik Buterin: Blockchain Utilities To Be More Purely Digital "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Vitalik Buterin was at Devcon4 recently and gave an interview to Quartz in which he said a few things about Ethereum in general. For one, he feels that a world computer is still a valid way to describe the Ethereum project a shared computing environment that anybody can build and run stuff on is Continued

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14:18

WildRig Multi 0.13.4 Beta AMD GPU Miner With Extra Performance and New Algorithms "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Do note that the WildRig Multi currently supports only AMD GPUs with the newer RX series and VEGA out of the box and there is a separate download of binary kernels needed for older R9 series Fiji, Hawaii and Tonga. Unlike its predecessor the WildRig Multi miner does not support Nvidia GPUs, it will only work on AMD-based mining rigs. The WildRig Multi 0.13.4 Beta is currently available for Windows, Ubuntu Linux and HiveOS as a closed source binary and with a 2% developer fee built-in by default, though it can be reduced.

To download and try the WildRig Multi 0.13.4 Beta AMD GPU multi-algorithm miner for Windows/Linux

14:11

Russia: Sberbank and Interros Group Conclude Blockchain-Based Foreign Exchange Repo Deal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Sberbank and Interros Group have concluded a foreign exchange repurchase deal employing smart contracts deployed on the Hyperledger Fabric Platform

13:00

November Has Been Bitcoins Worst Month for Seven Years "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin has just emerged from its worst month in terms of price declines for seven years. The big daddy of crypto has shed almost 40% in this one month alone as it pulled the entire crypto market down to new yearly lows.

Bitcoin Dumps Over a Third of its Value in a Month

Starting out at over $6,500 on November 1st Bitcoin plummeted around 35% to end the month at around $4,280 yesterday according to figures from Coinmarketcap. Naturally different indexes will have slightly different prices and taking time zones into consideration could make things look worse as BTC plunged again a few hours ago, still technically November in the US.

CNBC has noted that a 37 percent dump this month is the worst Bitcoin has had since it fell 39 percent in April 2011. Looking at the high to low figure for the month is even worse as BTC fell from over $6,500 to below $3,600 in just a couple of weeks marking a decrease of almost 45%.

In terms of market capitalization Bitcoin lost around $40 billion as it nosedived from $113 billion at the beginning of the month to $74 billion at the end of it according to CMC. CEO of Genesis Global Trading, Michael Moro, told CNBC it did not take much for the price to break down once support at $5,800 was broken;

Its unclear if this is a bottom or a brief period of consolidation before next move down, but buyers are still maintaining some cash on the sidelines in case it does go lower, before adding While the split occurred on a different blockchain, there were still spill-over effects on other cryptos, including bitcoin, in reference to the Bitcoin Cash fracas.

Bitcoin was not the only crypto in pain during November; the all took a massive hit, with Ethereum coming off worse than some of its brethren. Dumping almost 42% ETH fell from $200 to $117 last month. From high to low things look even worse with a fall of 53% from $220 to $1...

13:00

How Silvergate Became the Leading Bank for Crypto Startups "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Silvergate Bank CEO Alan Lane shared his approach to serving the cryptocurrency industry with bankers at the Block FS conference.

13:00

Amid Crackdown, SEC Chairman Emphasizes Compliance Requirements "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Amid Crackdown, SEC Chairman Emphasizes Compliance Requirements for ICOs

Jay Clayton, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently discussed the current regulatory climate surrounding initial coin offerings (ICOs). Clayton emphasized that all ICOs must register with the SEC to ensure compliance with U.S. law.

Also Read: Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies

Requirements for Regulatory Compliance

Amid Crackdown, SEC Chairman Emphasizes Compliance Requirements for ICOsThe SEC chairman reiterated that the SEC does not see bitcoin as a security. However, it does view the tokens that are offered in many ICOs as securities. If youre going to offer and sell securities, you have to do that in compliance with our laws, Clayton said.

Recent regulatory moves by the SEC against ICOs further emphasize that our securities laws do apply to the ICO space, he added. If people are going to raise money using initial coin offerings, they either have to do so in a private placement, or they have to register with the SEC when you register with the SEC, youve got to provide financial statements and disclosure along the lines that we would expect.

When asked if all...

12:15

Crypto Anarchists Are Building Tools to Resist the State in Eastern Europe "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new centre for "crypto-anarchy" based in Slovakia is pushing for a return to what they believe are the technology's core political tenets.

12:06

Thai Securities Regulator Considers Various STO Classifications for Regulatory Framework "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tipsuda Thavaramara, deputy secretary of the Thai SEC, has noted that the country has not yet figured out how to regulate STOs

11:46

Russian Crypto Bill Draft Pushed Back to First Reading for Significant Edits "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Russias draft crypto bill has been returned to the first reading stage, as the bill no longer contains terms for crypto, tokens, or mining

11:00

ICOs Use Sponsored Reviews to Attract Investors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ICOs Use Sponsored Reviews to Attract Investors

Although the 2018 cryptocurrency bull trend has humbled many self-proclaimed crypto experts, the business of sponsored cryptocurrency reviews has continued to boom, influencing many market participants in the process.

Also Read: Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies 

ICOs Sponsor Social Media Influencers

ICOs Use Sponsored Reviews to Attract InvestorsHacken, a Ukrainian startup, partnered with social media influencers to promote its initial coin offering earlier this year. Dmytro Budorin, Hackens chief executive officer, said the company embarked on an extensive promotional campaign that leveraged social media to reac...

10:48

Crypto Giant OKEx Deslists Several Trading Pairs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Today brought news of OKEx exchange delisting several additional trading pairs. This is the third time OKEx has delisted a group of assets. OKEx Delisting In an announcement today on their website support page, OKEx stated the delisting of thirty-eight different cryptocurrency trading pairs. OKEx directed the announcement toward its customers, explaining the delisting of multiple Continued

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10:00

Cryptocurrency Market Update: $10 Billion Dumped as The Dead Cat Bounces "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

FOMO Moments

Crypto markets predictably dumping this weekend, Bitcoin SV, Cardano and Neo getting hurt.

As predicted crypto markets have dumped again after a few days of solid gains and the dead cat has bounced. Over $10 billion has flooded out wiping out all progress made this week. Total market capitalization is back below $130 billion and heading south again.

Bitcoin led the lemmings once again when it plunged almost 9% from $4,300 to a low of $3,940 a few hours ago. BTC has since recovered to back around the $4,000 level but further losses are likely. Ethereum tumbled in predictable fashion with a loss of over 6% to a $112 low for the day where it currently trades.

Altcoins are all bleeding again during Asian trading today. Bitcoin SV dropping the most with over 12% down towards $90, its brother BCH not far behind with an 8% slide. Cardano is losing a similar amount as it slips closer to dropping out of the top ten again. Stellar has retained its fourth spot above Bitcoin Cash despite dropping 6%. The rest in the top ten are dropping 4 to 6 percent on the day at the time of writing.

The top twenty is enduring heavier losses this Saturday with Neo, Zcash and Ethereum Classic all shedding 8 to 10 percent at the moment. The rest are falling around 6 to 8 percent on the day.

Yesterdays fomo pump is still going today as Theta Token adds another 40% during the bleed out. It would be unwise to bet against it being the biggest dumper tomorrow however. Factom and MOAC are still climbing at the time of writing. Dumping the pump is Bitcoin Private nosediving 18% on the day, closely followed by Chainlink dropping 15% during Asian trading.

Todays dump has been predicted as crypto markets dropped $10 billion in a few hours. Total market capitalization currently stands just below $130 billion and is poised for further declines which may mirror last Sundays big dump to the lowest point of the year. All gains made during the week have now been...

09:38

Tron Price Analysis: TRX/USD Bear Breakout Pattern, Liquidation at 1.5 Cents "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Latest Tron News

The Tron network describes itself as a protocol that is laying down the infrastructure for a truly decentralized internet. Like other smart contracting and dApp development platforms, it relies on blockchain. Whats more, the team behind this network is keen on expanding and on-boarding as many developers as possible.

Read: Tom Lee: Crypto Is Bent Not Broken, Plenty of Room to Grow

To that end, Tron did acquire BitTorrent and with Project Atlas on the way, Justin Sun and the Tron Foundation announced a $100 million fund  with one key objective: empower dApp developers and change the way the multi-billion gaming industry operate.

08:48

Altcoins Price Analysis: Dan Larimer Project Hopping Ruffling for EOS Investors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Overly, market participants are apprehensive and after 11 months of straight losses, traders are cautious to commit until clear bull signals print. Stellar Lumens look likely to expand thanks to rejection of lower lows below 15 cents. Meanwhile, the uncertainty around EOSIO and Dan could fuel losses towards $1.5. At the same time, Monero support from Ledger Nano S might buoy prices slowing down losses.

Lets have a look at these charts:

EOS Price Analysis

Dan Larimer is at it again. Less than one year at EOSIO, he now plans of creating a Bitcoin alternative after identifying some trade-offs. While he is clear that he wont leave his position as CTO at Block One, the EOS market is unsettled.

Larimer is a known innovator and with Steemit, Bitshares and EOS under his belt, community members worried that he might hope to a new project and down his tools at EOS. Their fears have been realized and some are angered by his messages. This project hoping and potential withdrawal could end up jeopardizing the project, hurting EOS prices and Dans reputation as well.

EOS/USD Price Analysis

Back to price action and sellers are pressing the sell pedal. At spot prices, EOS is down four percent the last day and could bleed more in line with our past EOS/USD trade plan.

Everything else constant, it will be extremely hard for us to recommend longs unless otherwiseand as emphasized before when buyers pulled a quick onethere are price spikes above $4our immediate resistance level.

From candlestick alignment, it is likely that price...

08:37

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, December 1 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Some say the current pullback in the market is a dead cat bounce, while others say it is the start of a base building process. Lets see what the market says!

08:30

Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Estonia to Tighten Rules for Licensed Crypto Companies

Estonia, one of Europes most crypto-friendly nations, plans to tighten its licensing regime for cryptocurrency companies. The financial authorities in Tallinn want to introduce stricter regulations for fintech businesses registered in the Baltic country.  

Also read: Binance Terminates Services for Users in Belarus

Regulators to Increase Oversight

The Financial Intelligence Unit, the Estonian regulator issuing the licenses, has made a number of proposals to strengthen the rules for entities dealing with digital assets. The Ministry of Finance is currently preparing draft amendments to the countrys Anti-Money Laundering and Counterterrorist Financing Law, the local news outlet ripev reported.

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08:21

BTC/USD Price Analysis: I want People to Think Binance as a Verb says CZ "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After severe draw downs that has so far clipped investor confidence, the founder of Binance Changpeng Zhao is confident of what next year holds. Of course much has been talked about entry of institutional investors and facilitatorsread Fidelity, NASDAQ and others. Though next year might be the year of adoptionand that is the main reason why Binance is expanding, there should be increasing demand in lower time frames. At the moment, that is not happening.

Latest Bitcoin News

Well, the last 11 months has been nothing but one unidirectional move that has seen Bitcoin prices drop +80 percent. From highs of +20,000 to lows of around $3,700, the drain has been relentless.  But even in the midst of this capitulation and doubt, Changpeng Zhao, the co-founder of Binance has some grand plans for the worlds largest exchange by trading volume.

Read: What Is Bitcoin? Crypto Featured as Category on Jeopardy

In a recent interview, he said that his ambition is to turn the Binance into a verb. Just like Googlea nounwas changed into a verb through widespread use, Binance would now that they have plans of collaborating with partners who share the same vision.

Also Read: Bitmain Launches Crypto Index for Investors, Provides Data on 17 Digital Assets

As an exchange that links the traditional fiat system with the future of money while simultaneously creating a market place for digital assets, their aim is to increase avenues through which ordinary users can find ways of investing and even spending their crypto holdings. And with 2019 promising to be a year of adoption thanks to increasing number of institutions keen on diversifying into an emerging asset class and regulators whose main mandate is to protect ordinary investors through policies that make market manipulation risky, next year could be very shaping for Bitcoin.

Nonetheless, before projections are made, we must see prices bouncing off from current floors.

BTC/USD Price Analysis

Weekly Chart

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07:00

Korean Firm Aims to Make Blockchain Faster "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

According to local news outlet Joongnag Daily, a blockchain company based in Korea believes that it has found what it takes to revolutionize blockchain technology and bring even quicker pace to the way that transactions are being carried out. SymVerse, a blockchain firm that was established earlier this year, hosted an event and held a demonstration Continued

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06:17

Meet the Pioneers "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Here are the winners from the first Pioneers tournament, summarized here:

In the short 3 months since its launch, Pioneer has garnered a global reach. Our first tournament featured applicants from 100 countries, ranging from 12 to 87 years old. Almost half of our players hailed from countries like India, UK, Canada, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, France, Turkey, and Kenya. Projects were spread across almost every industry AI research, physics, chemistry, cryptocurrency and more.

They are a remarkably impressive group, here is one example:

Clark Urzo (23, Philippines)

Clark is making a programming language for physics. The idea is to enable anyone who can code to contribute to serious physics research (for example, simulations of gravitating systems). This opens up the field to the wondrous forces of open source and promotes open and accountable science along the way.

Noteworthy: Clark has an insanely impressive trajectory. He learned to code when he was 12. By 16, he was doing Laplace transforms, tinkering with Arduinos, reading Marx and Nietzsche, and taught himself conversational German. He co-founded a VR company by 19.

Or:

Harshu Musunuri (18, USA)

Harshu is creating synthetic materials to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals around the world. Unlike other approaches, these materials dont require refrigeration and enable low-cost toxin capture in resource-poor settings.

Noteworthy: Harshu comes from a humble background: she was born to an electrical engineer and an elementary school math teacher in a small village in South India. But her work is anything but humble. In her short career, shes done research with NASAs JPL, built a seizure detection app for epileptic patients and is now working on a project with the potential to save thousands of lives. Shes also a hacker at heart: when she lacked the formal lab tools to braze at high temperature, she used the exhaust vent of a ceramic kiln.

The overall lesson is that there is a great deal of undiscovered talent out there, and also that some people are out there discovering it!  And if you wish to apply to round two, just follow the instructions at the top link.

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05:50

Thai SEC Explains Two Laws Could Apply to Crypto Securities "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Thailands Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly clarified how existing laws can apply to crypto securities. In addition, Thai companies planning to issue securities tokens abroad would be guilty of wrongdoing under the Digital Asset Act for avoiding regulated fundraising channels.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

Applicable Current Laws

Thai SEC Explains Two Laws Could Apply to Crypto SecuritiesOn Thursday, the Bangkok Post reported that Tipsuda Thavaramara, deputy secretary of the Thai SEC, revealed that the regulator will have to consider how to deal with STOs [securities token offerings] for issues such as share ownership, voting rights, and dividends.

Thailand enacted cryptocurrency regulation in May. The countrys Digital Asset Act regulates cryptocurrencies and initial coin of...

04:04

Austrian Blockchain Center for Multidisciplinary Research Established in Vienna "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The COMET Centers, coordinated by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, have established the Austrian Blockchain Center in Vienna

04:00

What Is Bitcoin? Crypto Featured as Category on Jeopardy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

During last nights airing of the popular TV game show Jeopardy, cryptocurrency was featured among the categories contestants could choose from.

Ill Take Cryptocurrency for $1,000, Alex

On Thursday nights episode of the iconic TV game show hosted by Alex Trebek, Jeopardy, cryptocurrency was one of the six categories contestants could select from.

In Jeopardy, chosen categories reveal an answer to a query and the contestants must phrase their response in the form of a question.

The first answer in the category was an altcoin is any unit of cryptocurrency other than this one, with the correct response being What is Bitcoin?

Next up, was the Daily Double, which had an answer in 2018, this South American country launched the Petro currency backed by oil reserves, referencing Venezuelas native cryptocurrency token.

The third answer touched on a 3-letter chat app that had a similar sounding name as its cryptocurrency token a nod to Kik and the Kin token that will power the apps cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Up fourth was an answer describing how blockchain worked. And last but not least, the answer a lawsuit from this rapper killed off the Coinye currency, pointed to the court case years prior between hip hop icon Kanye West and the Coinye cryptocurrency. West had no affiliation with the project but his likeness was used regardless without his permission, and a legal battle ensued that led to the founders of the project abandoning it.

While cryptocurrency being featured on a popular TV show like Jeopardy really has little to no impact on prices, adoption, or other key factors, one cannot discount the value of cryptocurrencies being exposed in an educational manner to the mainstream public on one of the most watched television shows in history. Jeopardy has over nine million viewers per week tune in, and is a household name easily recognizable by its iconic jingle.

Even better for crypto, the way cryptocurrencies were presented in a positive, educational manner and not the demonizing tone mainstream media usually portrays cryptocurrencies like...

03:01

German Financial Watchdog Warns Public About Unauthorized Crypto Offering "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

German financial regulators have warned the public about an unapproved crypto offering, which it claimed was operating without permission under the German Banking Act

01:23

Week 2: How the Bitcoin Cash Hash War Came and Went and Not Much Happened "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Week 2: How the Bitcoin Cash Hash War Came and Went and Not Much Happened

In what may well have been the most watched cryptocurrency event of 2018, Bitcoin Cash two weeks ago hard forked (split) into two different coins. The big block project that itself forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017 fragmented into Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC) and Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV).

In this third and final overview: the main takeaways and latest developments of the second week since the Bitcoin Cash split.

Hash War Over

The Bitcoin Cash split drew as much attention as it did in part because Bitcoin SV proponents had announced a hash war. Where previous coin splits were relatively peaceful both sides of the respective disputes went their own way nChain chief scientist and Bitcoin SV frontman Craig Steven Wright threatened that miners would 51% attack a potential Bitcoin Cash ABC chain out of existence.

But as the coin forked and the world watched, nothing irregular happened. Possibly because Bitcoin Cash ABC proponents brought in additional hash power to secure their  chain, and because the Bitcoin ABC development team implemented checkpoints, no 51% attack took place.

One day after the split, Wright said Bitcoin Cash SV miners would instead maintain an endurance attack. If and when more miners left the Bitcoin Cash ABC network, the 51% attack(s) would commence. For well over a week, both chains did attract more hash power than their respective block rewards warranted, suggesting that miners were losing millions of dollars in a seemingly pointless hash power race.

However, by the beginning of this week some 10 days after the split CoinGeek published a press release announcing support for a permanent split. As the publication is owned by online gambling tycoon and major Bitcoin SV miner Calvin Ayre, this declaration was considered an official end to the hash war.

Technical director of the Bitcoin SV project Steve Shadders even committed to implementing replay protection (ensuring that users dont accidentally spend coins on both chains), while Ayre acknowledged he would let go of the name Bitcoin Cash and...

01:17

Bitcoin Price Ends November With Worst Monthly Decline in 7 Years "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The price of bitcoin is on its way to recording its worst monthly performance since August of 2011.

00:25

Study: Crypto Coverage in Media Peaked Following Market Slump "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Crashes in the crypto market resulted in spikes in mainstream media coverage from 2013 to 2018, per a recent study by Clovr

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No Bitcoin ETF Before Important Changes to BTC Markets: SEC Chairman "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has claimed that bitcoin exchanges lack sufficient transparency and monitoring for the market to see approved Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). According to CNBC, at the Consensus Invest Conference in New York City recently, Clayton said: What investors expect is that trading in the commodity that underlies that ETF makes sense

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