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Wednesday, 22 November

22:00

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20:05

Baseball Great Jose Canseco Predicts $10,000 Bitcoin By 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco is apparently a big believer in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

19:42

Play2Live, the Worlds First eSport and Gaming Platform Powered by Blockchain Launched a Technological Demo "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Play2Live, a blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers and eSports fans, has announced the highly anticipated release of the platforms technological demo. A trailblazer in merging revolutionary blockchain technology and streaming services, Play2Live will become the ultimate end-to-end solution for streamers, gamers and eSports fans.

There are many ongoing talks around blockchain-based streaming services and Play2Live would be one of the first platforms to demonstrate this functionality in life. We are moving forward according to the roadmap, and this match is a good opportunity to show investors our commitment to build a strong business that will start bringing revenue soon, says Alexey Burdyko, CEO and Founder at Play2Live.

The $1500 prize pool was awarded to the winning team Havu (34th place in HLTV.ORG rating), players from Finland who won against the PolishPRIDE (36th place in HLTV.ORG rating) with a total score 2:1. According to forecasts made by gamers before the show, the betting results were made in favor of PRIDE (80 percent against 20), however the team ceded holding a pretty tight gap. The broadcasting was provided by a popular UK castor Ryan Flakes Oliver, the official commentator of Epicenter Qualifiers, The ELEAGUE Premier Europe Qualifiers, ESL Pro League, WESG 2016 and WCA 2017 North Ame...

19:05

Asset Manager Launches Europe's First Bitcoin Mutual Fund "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A French asset manager has announced the launch of Europe's first mutual fund centered around bitcoin.

19:02

Video Streamers Have More Options with These New Blockchain Startups "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Innovative technology companies are leveraging blockchain technology to build next-generation business models and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) for video streaming, a multibillion-dollar industry that continues to grow. According to data revealed by Theta Labs, one of the companies covered below, the video content and streaming market accounts for 67 percent of current internet traffic and could reach 82 percent by 2020. The new players promise to decentralize global video streaming, while at the same time making it more efficient.

LBRY

According to Jeremy Kauffman, co-founder and CEO of the blockchain-based content distribution platform LBRY, blockchain technology could transform the monetization of online content by altering the way that creators get paid, and eventually challenge YouTube.

The LBRY protocol allows creators to publish online, making their content discoverable with a small payment in LBRYs own cryptocurrency token. Viewers pay creators in LBRY tokens to see their work.

[Blockchain technology] allows us to build technology thats owned by the users rather than any one party, Kauffman said. Thats the problem that blockchain [technology] solves.

Kauffman explained that under the LBRY model, creators are paid without an intermediary taking an inappropriately large cut. Since LBRY is a protocol, the company cant control what gets discovered.

Kauffman said that LBRY recruited 4,000 YouTubers in specifically targeted demographics, several of which have 500,000 or more subscribers, which seems a good first step toward challenging YouTube in its own tu...

18:57

Russias Biggest Mistake, Putin Goes Off After Uranium Clinton Deal Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on Clinton Putin Uranium deal between the U.S and Russia that the FBI under Robert Mueller and Obama knew was illegal. We also get into Trumps New presidential executive order and much more new.

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18:42

Wednesday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1. What should you infer from the cheapness of Costco Single Malt Scotch Whiskey?

2. Adding to the already somewhat troubling nature of the launch, the event will simultaneously serve as the launch of Hughes California gubernatorial campaign

3. The Swiss town of Albinen, located in the scenic canton of Valais, wants to pay people 25,000 Swiss francs (18,900) each to move there.  Link here.

4. Rebecca Traister and Ross Douthat on the post-Weinstein moment, many of the best parts are toward the end dont neglect to catch Ross on Andrea Dworkin.

5. Websites that record all of your keystrokes.  The list includes some famous companies.

6. How scalable are blockchains?

7. Geoffrey Manne has a very good WSJ-gated piece on why the AT&T antitrust lawsuit is not a good idea.  Here is a good Puzzanghera and James piece on the case.

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18:00

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On Tonight "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We are about to close out the session in Europe for the evening and things are about to close down in the US for the Thanksgiving holidays. While well likely see some degree of a dip in volume on the back of the holidays in question, this doesnt mean well get no volatility in the bitcoin price (indeed, a dip in volume might even make things a little choppier than normal based on the fact that liquidity has thinned out).

As such, we are going to make sure we are ready for whatever plays out and that weve got some solid levels in place that we can use to take advantage of any action in the bitcoin price, as and when it hits the ticker.

So, with this noted, lets get our key levels in place for the session going forward. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are hoping to get in and out as and when things move. Its a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our primary range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we have in place for the session this evening comes in as defined by support to the downside at 8158 and resistance to the upside at 8190. We are going to look at jumping into a long position if we get a close above resistance, as part of which well target 8245. A stop on the trade at 8176 looks good.

Looking the other way, well try and get in short if we see price break, and close, below support. On this one, well target a downside TP somewhere in the region of 8115 and well place a stop at 8170 to narrow our risk exposure.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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18:00

Standard Chartered, Axis Launch Payments Service With Ripple Tech "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Standard Chartered and Axis Bank have announced a new cross-border payments platform built on top of technology developed by Ripple.

17:47

BlockShow Announces Token Sale - End of the ICO 1.0 Era "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BlockShow, an international Blockchain events franchise powered by the Cointelegraph, has announced the Token Sale 2.0 launching, promising the end of the ICO 1.0 era

17:34

JPMorgan eyes bitcoin despite CEO's criticisms, head of Russia's Sberbank says crytocurrencies are here to stay "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan is weighing up whether it could help its clients tap into a potential bitcoin futures market being prepared by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), media reported citing sources. The bank is gauging client demand and the potential risks of facilitating their trades, an unnamed person told Bloomberg, asking not to be identified.

17:10

The Hidden Story Of Whats Really Happening In Africa "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange interviews Marc Abela on Niger, Somalia and American policy under President Donald Trump. We also go over key decisions made by Barack Obama towards Africa and give you Marcs own perspective from his recent trip there. Marcs opinions are his own. Let me know what you think about them in the comment section below.

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16:45

UK Startup Nivaura Unveils World First Regulated Ethereum Bond "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

UK Blockchain startup Nivaura has released the worlds first Ethereum bond.

16:45

Bitcoin Is 'Not Actually Legal,' Says Zimbabwe Central Bank Chief "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has cast doubt on the legality of bitcoin in the country.

16:41

Bitcoin Exchange Globitex Granted European Electronic Money License "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Globitex, a new bitcoin exchange co-founded by former Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis, is announcing that its parent Globitex Holding (Latvia) group company NexPay UAB has been granted an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license by the Bank of Lithuania, a regulatory authority in the European Union, to carry out payment services and e-money issuance in the EU.

The acquisition of the EMI license will allow Globitex to integrate with the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) euro payment system directly through the central bank of Lithuania. This will enable NexPay to clear euro payments directly, without the involvement of commercial banks, and to issue IBAN accounts to Globitex clients just as banks issue accounts to their clients, which is could be an important step forward in terms of accessibility.

According to the company, this regulatory development opens the way for the institutional- grade bitcoin exchange to deal with EUR fiat payments globally and sets a new level of legitimacy for the cryptocurrency industry overall. It also represents a significant step toward widespread adoption of Bitcoin as a unit of account suitable for global trade, with no geographic, political or monetary restrictions.

Eventually, Globitex wants to allow producers to purchase exchange-listed products for bitcoin, and trading firms, and speculators to hedge their risks in bitcoin with derivatives trading.

Globitex is looking to set new cryptocurrency trading standards not only technologically, or by commodities linked product offering, but especially in Globitexs legal setup, ensuring safe passage to the digital age, said Liza Aizupiete, Managing Director of Globitex, who recently participated in a panel discussion on the future of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies at...

16:40

This Bitcoin Developer Is About to Take on the Mining Hardware Industry "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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BtcDrak, the most active pseudonymous Bitcoin Core contributor to date, is making a move into the mining hardware industry. The developer, who besides having contributed to the Bitcoin Core repository also maintains bitcoincore.org and the Bitcoin Core Community Slack, told Bitcoin Magazine he helped set up ASIC chip manufacturing company Halong Mining over the past year, and produced an initial batch of mining hardware, with plans to ship to consumers in early 2018.

We started a mining project with the aim to bring much needed competition to the market, BtcDrak said. We want to make SHA256 great again.

The Miners

As listed on the company website, Halong Mining is launching a product line that consists of one machine for now: the DragonMint 16T. The miner its name references the Dragons' Den, an (in)famous private chat channel on the Bitcoin Core Community Slack is said to be equipped with newly designed chips and can produce a total of 16 terahashes per second. Importantly, BtcDrak claims that the machines are about 30 percent more energy efficient than the most efficient ASIC miner on the market right now, Bitmains AntMiner S9.

The DragonMint will be the most advanced miner to date, he said.

The main bottleneck to entering the ASIC market is typically capital: developing specialized chips from scratch is expensive. While BtcDrak preferred not to disclose much information about Halong Mining for now, he did note that the machines have been produced by a team with serious expertise....

16:30

Ethereum Breaks Out? Total Crypto Currency Market Cap Up 10 Fold Since March 2017!! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ethereum Breaks Out? Total Crypto Currency Market Cap Up 10 Fold Since March 2017!! Video Wall St for Main St Total crypto currency market cap is now up 10 fold since March 2017! According to https://coinmarketcap.com/, total crypto currency...

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16:27

Goodbye Bugs? How Formal Verification Could Fortify Smart Contracts "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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As a way to eliminate bugs in high-risk code, a style of software programming known as formal verification is making its way into the blockchain world.

Put simply, formal verification uses math to specify and analyze a program for errors in logic. However, because of the time and cost involved, formal verification is best reserved for situations where human life or large sums of money are at stake.

Currently, formal verification is used to verify the correctness of high-risk code in transportation, the military and cryptography. Chip companies use it to fortify algorithms before embedding them in silicon. And banks use it to develop financial algorithms.

Applied to blockchain technology, formal verification could provide assurances that self-executing transactions known as smart contracts will work as intended, eliminating some of the bugs and financial losses that come as a result of coding errors.

This year alone, bugs in Ethereums Parity wallet accounted for $180 million in losses. Last year, a bug in a virtual organization known as The DAO enabled a hacker to siphon $50 million from the Ethereum smart contract.  

Platforms like Cardano and Tezos are already working on smart contract languages specifically designed to facilitate formal verification. Ethereum is also working on bringing formal verification to its smart contracts.

But what is formal verification? How does it work? And why is software so difficult to get right in the first place?

To Err Is Human

Software is inherently un...

16:25

Moroco Outlaws Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Morocco bans transactions of cryptocurrencies due to lack of regulations.

16:13

Like Facebook for Crypto: Tigereum Opening the Market to Mass Appeal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Platforms like Facebook, Instagram and others are designed to be open and accessible to all, revolutionizing communication. Now, Tigereum believes they can help the revolution of cryptocurrency to everyone in an equally simple manner.

16:00

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15:44

Can You Hold a Crypto-Conversation? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Will you be able to have a crypto-conversation at your dinner table this Thanksgiving?

15:02

Chicago Board Options Exchange Announces Bitcoin Futures Products "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin futures are one of the bigger markets in the world of finance right now. Various financial institutions look to provide exposure to such services in the future. The Chicago Board Options Exchange is one of the latest ones to do so. Their new Bitcoin derivative contract specifications have been unveiled a few days ago. The product itself is not available yet, but it should come to market in a few weeks.

More and more companies focus on Bitcoin-related investment opportunities these days. That is only normal, as investors want access to profitable vehicles. Right now, cryptocurrencies make all other assets bite the dust in quick succession. Especially Bitcoin is on a lot of peoples radar right now. Gaining exposure to such assets without buying Bitcoin itself is not easy. The Chicago Board Options Exchange acknowledges there is a genuine demand for this vehicle. This is why they will launch their derivative contracts in a few weeks from today.

Chicago Board Options Exchange has Bold Plans

We have seen an increased interest from financial institutions when it comes to Bitcoin futures. A lot of people have different opinions on the value of BTC right now. Being able to go short or long is pretty significant. Considering how the Chicago Board Options Exchange is the biggest options exchange in the US, their support can be invaluable. Right now, the tentative launch date of Bitcoin futures products is somewhere in Q4 of 2017. That means somewhere between now and around six weeks from today.

Surprisingly, this product will use the XBT ticker. It is the same ticker Kraken uses for Bitcoin on their exchange. In a way, XBT should have always been the ticket for Bitcoin h the world of finance. It is not an illogical abbreviation, that much is evident. There will be many different types of contracts provided by the Chicago Board Options Exchange in the future. It is evident they want to get a major market share in quick successions. Only time will tell if that is even possible, though. There is some stiff competition in the world of Bitcoin futures and derivatives right now.

The big question is how these contracts will relate to spot Bitcoin pricing. So far, the...

15:00

Central Bank of Malaysia Plans Cryptocurrency Reporting Rules "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The governor of Malaysia's central bank has provided more detail on upcoming regulations aimed to counter the illicit uses of cryptocurrencies.

14:15

Uber Hacked, User Data Compromised, Wallets At Risk? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A recent disclosure of an Uber hack as far back as 2016, may put mobile wallet users at risk of hacks.

14:10

What's Next for Bitcoin Cash? Stopping Users From Losing Funds "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin cash may be vying for the top spot in bitcoin software, but it's still working to correct fundamental usability problems.

13:59

The Kennedy Files Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In this video Jason Bermas reveals why the CIA, FBI and Military Industrial Complex have long hidden vast documentation on the JFK assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald.

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13:27

Twitter And The States Battle Against Your Liberty "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on the twitter announcement on verification of its verified users policy, major moves by Mike Pence and Donald Trump politically, a Jordan Peterson video getting a professor in hot water, your DNA being stolen by the police and a lot more.

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13:26

Breaking: Paris Asset Manager Starts Bitcoin Mutual Fund "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Institutional investors looking for Bitcoin exposure now have a new friend in France with the TOBAM asset management company, who has announced the first ever Bitcoin mutual fund.

13:25

Mike Novogratz Doubles Down on $10,000 Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Billionaire Mike Novogratz has restated his belief that bitcoin will end the year at $10,000, while ethereum could hit $500.

13:02

Dash Hits USD Record $570 On 2MB Block Upgrade, Zimbabwe Deal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Investors have reacted hugely positively to 2MB blocks and transaction fee reductions for Dash.

13:00

ViaBTC Launches Gift-based Incentives for Bitcoin Miners "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Mining pools are always looking to attract more miners. That is much easier than done, though. ViaBTC has come up with a new plan to do exactly that. Their new holiday incentive is pretty interesting to take a look at. Anyone who continuously mines for 30 days will be eligible for a prize. Some of these rewards are pretty big, even though most users wont have the necessary hashrate whatsoever.

It is evident the big miners will benefit the most from this new ViaBTC campaign. Anyone who contributes less than 1 petahash per second will not receive anything, by the look of things. That is only to be expected, although this incentive was never designed for the everyday miner whatsoever. The users who can successfully contribute that amount or hashpower or even more will certainly get rewarded handsomely.

Massive Giveaway by ViaBTC

Rewards include Bluetooth speakers, an iPhone X, and Macbook laptops. Those who successfully contribute between 7 and 8 petahash will be eligible for the iPhone X giveaway. It seems these rewards will be issued free of charge and come on top of the regular mining rewards users receive. An interesting way of tying more miners to ViaBTC and Bitcoin Cash, that much is evident. It makes you wonder why we dont see more of these efforts in the first place.

This promotion begins on November 23rd and runs until December 25th. That means interested parties need to switch over their miners starting tomorrow. The hashpower needs to be provided continuously for 30 days or more. Users cant switch to different pools in the meantime. Moreover, the winners may not receive the actual goods, depending on supply issues and locations. Overseas miners will receive gift cards with the item value instead. That makes the whole ordeal a lot less appealing all of a sudden.

It will be interesting to see how this promotion plays out for ViaBTC. Users are welcome to mine either Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash, as long as they provide the hashpower. This may lead to a spike in BCH hashrate over the next few weeks. At the same time, there is no indication anyone will join this giveaway unless they live in China, to begin with. People would love to get an iPhone X instead...

12:51

Confido ICO Raises $340K, Vanishes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Confido ICO has raised $347K, and then disappeared with no trace of the founders, the website or the money.

12:35

Two-Week Rally Pushes Monero to New Record High "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Following a two-month period in the doldrums, the price of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero has climbed to a new all-time high of over $155.

12:00

Philippine Regulators Eye New Rules for Bitcoin Exchanges and ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Philippine regulators are eyeing new rules for cryptocurrency exchanges and initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to officials.

11:51

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On This Morning "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

It is Wednesday morning and we are about to kick things off for a fresh session of trading in our bitcoin price efforts. Readers that caught our analysis last night will know that we went into the US afternoon hoping for some sustained momentum entries that is, a break and a close above some key target levels followed by a run in the direction of our entry, ideally taking out our take profit target for a clean position exit.

We got pretty much exactly what we were looking for, although things were a little bit choppier wed hoped initially.

As we head into the session today, we would love to see much of the same: Clean entries, clean exits, quick trading.

So, lets get some levels in place that we can use to jump in and out of the markets if things move favorably. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we will look to enter and exit our positions if and when things move.

The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart has our key range overlaid in green.

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As illustrated, the range we are looking at for the session this morning is relatively similar to the one we used during the session late last night. That is, we have support to the downside at 8250 and resistance to the upside just a little lower than last nights key level at 8309.

If we see price close above resistance, we will jump into a long entry towards an immediate upside target of 8360. A stop loss at 8290 works well to define risk on the position.

Looking the other way, a close below support will have us in short towards a downside target of 8200 flat.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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11:45

Another Cryptocurrency Gets Hacked. Here are the 30 Biggest Crypto Hacks So Far "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Another Cryptocurrency Gets Hacked. Here are the 30 Biggest Crypto Hacks So Far by Wolf Richter -Wolf Street TDC Note Just remember, kids, cryptos and the blockchain are safe, secure and your wallet cant be found by anyone, especially...

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11:00

Bitfinex Launches EUR Trading and Allegedly Re-opens USD Wires "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A lot of things have happened in the Bitcoin world this year. Bitfinex has suddenly become the largest Bitcoin exchange by trading volume. Moreover, they left the US market, which was a pretty remarkable decision.It now seems the company has introduced a new Euro trading market for Bitcoin. That is a positive sign, although it remains to be seen if USD wires will be re-opened as well.

The plot thickens when it comes to the Bitfinex exchange. More specifically, their addition of EUR trading is rather remarkable. Considering how Europe is a very quiet market for cryptocurrencies, this new addition may kickstart things. So far, Kraken and Bitstamp are the two biggest exchanges when it comes to Euro trading. Neither of these companies sees any spectacular volume, though. More competition is direly needed and Bitfinex aims to provide it. It will be an interesting venture to keep an eye on over the next few months.

Bitfinex Expands to Europe

It is unclear if this EUR option will come to other markets as well. More specifically, we need EUR markets for other major currencies as well. For now, it will only be related to Bitcoin, but things are always subject to change when it comes to exchanges. This also allows the company to once again accept real money from users directly after they shut down their USD wires not too long ago. How this will play out given all of the recent Tether issues, remains to be determined.

Speaking of USD wires, rumor has it Bitfinex may resume that service pretty soon. It is unclear if this is actually the plan, though. Theres a fair amount of wishful thinking when it comes to Bitfinex and fiat currency trading. People would love to see an option to get their US Dollars out of the exchange once again. For now, there is still no direct method of doing that. Rest assured people will try to stress test this new withdrawal option in the coming days, though.

All of this goes to show Bitfinex will not go away anytime soon. At the same time, there are still a lot of concerns over this platform right now. Liquidity remains a pressing matter, although it seems everything adds up so far. The Tether...

11:00

Nivaura Issues First Regulated Ether Bond "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain startup Nivaura will today initiate its first bond denominated in ether. And, notably, the issuance will be conducted on a blockchain.

10:15

Rick Rule On Bitcoin (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Rick Rule On Bitcoin Podcast Financial Survival Network I bumped into Sprott Globals Rick Rule at the Gold-Silver Summit in San Francisco. Rick is extremely bullish on cryptos. Theres still great potential here, but its also a younger...

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09:31

AFTER DROPPING FROM $45 NEO BEARS SHOULD WATCH $34 SUPPORT "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After lower lows, NEO bears seem to be finding resistance at $34. Nevertheless, given that obvious bounce from $45, NEO looks likely to consolidate within a $20 range especially if there is a break below $34 today.

Lets look at the charts:

BEAR PRESSURE IN 4 HR CHART BUT NEM BULLS STILL IN CHARGE

alt coin NEM Daily chart NEMUSD Daily Chart for November 22, 2017

If you are trading this pair, you only have to look at the behavior of the stochastics. It is almost mixed and zig zagging indicating how price movement in lower time frames look like.

All in all, the NEM bulls look to be in charge now that yesterday closed with a long upper wick. In the 4hr chart there is some sell pressure.

However, if NEM prices manage to stay afloat and fail to close below $0.198 then bulls are strongly in charge and a push above the main resistance trend line is likely to happen.

DASH WHIPSAWS

alt coin DASH Daily chartDASHUSD 4HR Chart for November 22, 2017

On November 20, DASH gained a massive $350 but as we saw yesterday, it gave back those gains after printing lows of $435 which was just $14 shy of November 20 lows.

That was how volatile DASH was yesterday. In the 4HR chart, the main support trend line which has been DASH spring board from November 6 prevented prices from dipping further as you can see in the chart....

09:00

Banca IMI Bank Explores Ethereum Derivatives "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of Italy's largest banks is re-imagining what the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market would look like on a public blockchain.

08:22

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis November 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

ETH/USD

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Ethereum continues to grind to the upside, reaching the $380 level during the day on Tuesday. This market continues to find buyers near the 20 SMA on the 4 hour chart, suggesting that there should be dynamic support near the $355 level, and the pullbacks offer buying opportunities that we can take advantage of. A break above the $400 level is probably coming longer-term, but expects significant psychological resistance initially when we get to it.

ETH/BTC

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This market is essentially dead money currently, as both currencies are finding strength. However, longer-term I believe that this market will probably dip, perhaps reaching down to the 0.042 level. Rallies will have to deal with a massive amount of resistance at the 0.048 level.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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08:00

Survey: CFOs Think Bitcoin Is 'Real' But Are Divided on Price "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A group of CFOs polled by CNBC are split on whether bitcoin is a bubble, according to newly published results.

07:30

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG/USD to Continue Higher "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin gold price recently gained momentum and moved above the $200 handle against the US Dollar.
  • This is a short-term contracting triangle forming with support near $240 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • There can be a downside break, but the price remains supported above $230-220.

Bitcoin gold price is currently in a nice uptrend against the US Dollar. BTG/USD might retest $220 but remains positioned for more gains in the near term.

Bitcoin Gold Price Resistance

After forming a low near $150, bitcoin gold price traded sharply higher against the US Dollar. The price was able to move above the $200 handle and is currently trading well above the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded as high as $260 recently from where a minor correction wave was initiated. The pair is currently just below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $204.00 low to $259.84 high.

It seems like there is a short-term contracting triangle forming with support near $240 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD. The pair might decline a few more points toward $230 or even $220 in the short term. However, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $204.00 low to $259.84 high is likely to act as a support and prevent declines. Only a close below $220 would call for a retest of $200 in the near term.

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG USD

On the upside, the triangle resistance is near $259. A break above the $259 and $260 levels are needed for a push towards $280. Above the mentioned $280, the price could even test the $300 handle.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BTG/USD is currently in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTG/USD is currently moving lower toward the 55 level.

Major Support Level $230

Major Resistance Level $260

 

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07:30

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis November 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

DASH/USD

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DASH continues to rocket to the upside, as we have fulfilled the move by Headley now several days ago. By breaking the top of the descending triangle, we have now reached the top of that triangle, and even broke above it. The $500 level of course is offering a significant amount of psychological resistance, so I prefer to buy short-term dips that show signs of support, especially near the $480 handle.

LTC/USD

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Litecoin fell rather significantly overnight, but found enough support at $68 to turn around and rally towards the $72 handle. Because of this, the market looks likely to go much higher, and a break above the $73 level should send Litecoin towards the $75 level next. $68 looks massively supportive.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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06:50

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis November 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

BTC/USD

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Bitcoin remains volatile, as we have cleared the 8200 level now. It looks as if we are going to continue to find a buy on the dips mentality, and therefore selling is all but impossible to do at this point, as Bitcoin seems hell-bent on going to the $10,000 level. Overall, there should be a hard floor at the $7800 level now.

BTC/JPY

 

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Bitcoin fell rather sharply against the Japanese yen initially during the trading session, but found enough support near the 900,000 level to bounce significantly and go looking towards the highs again. At this point, I suspect that its a given that we are going to go looking towards the 1 million level. There is a massive psychological significance to that level, so dont be surprised if we pull back once we reach it.

Thinks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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06:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Holding Key Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price failed to move above the $370 resistance against the US Dollar and started a downside move.
  • There is a key bullish trend line forming with support at $355 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price remains supported above $355 and the 100 hourly simple moving average for more gains.

Ethereum price is supported on the downside against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD must stay above $350 in order to make another upside move.

Ethereum Price Resistance

There was a significant struggle around $270 in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price failed to move above the stated $270 resistance on many occasions. Recently, it declined and traded below the $360 level. However, the downside move was protected by a key bullish trend line forming with support at $355 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair is holding the trend line support and is currently above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $370.43 high to $356.28 low.

On the downside, the trend line support is important near $355. Below the mentioned $355, the next crucial support is near the 100 hourly simple moving average around $352. Only a close below $350 and the 100 hourly simple moving average would call for more declines in the short term. On the upside, the next resistance is around the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $370.43 high to $356.28 low at $363.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

However, the most important resistance is near $370. A close above $370 is must if ETH has to remain in the bullish zone. Once there is a break and close above $370, the price could easily move towards the $380 and $390 levels.

Hourly MACD The MACD is slightly in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI is currently just below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $350

Major Resistance Level $370

 

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06:00

Enabling or Crippling? The Risks of State-by-State Blockchain Laws "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A hodgepodge of state laws intended to sanction blockchain technology could end up making nationwide solutions commercially impracticable.

06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.0001 BTC
0.0001 BTC = 1.10 AUD
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Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.0001 BTC = 0.82 USD
1.00 USD = 0.0001 BTC
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05:39

State Bank of India Plans to Pilot Test Blockchain-based Smart Contracts "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Consortium of 27 banks aim to develop Blockchain solutions for the banking industry in India, State Bank of India begins pilot test.

05:08

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis Can BCH/USD Break 100 SMA? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price is in a correction mode and holding the $1100 support against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1200 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price has to move above $1200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average to gain traction.

Bitcoin cash price is holding an important support near $1100 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD needs to move past $1200 and 100 hourly SMA for further gains.

Bitcoin Cash Price Resistance

It seems like there is a consolidating phase forming in bitcoin cash price above $1100 against the US Dollar. The price recently moved below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $838 low to $1380 high. Earlier, the price was able to hold the 100 hourly simple moving average and $1200 support. Later, the price moved below the $1200 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Both are now acting as a resistance and preventing further gains.

There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1200 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The pair needs to break the trend line, $1200 resistance and the 100 hourly SMA to gain traction. On the downside, the most important support is near $1100. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last leg up from the $838 low to $1380 high is also around $1100.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

Therefore, the price remains in a range of $1100-1200. A break above $1200 is needed for more gains. On the other hand, the $1100 level is a crucial support and must hold declines in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is almost flat in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is currently moving higher and is above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1100

Major Resistance Level $1200

 

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04:33

SELLING OUT OF PRECIOUS METALS & BUYING BITCOIN. Very Bad Idea "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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03:59

Wealth Managers Being Bombarded With Investor Requests to Buy Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Wealth managers are being inundated with calls about Bitcoin, according to a recent report, and most are saying that owning some is a good idea.

03:44

JP Morgan Chase Makes Surprising Announcement, May Add Bitcoin Futures "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After all the FUD and insanity, JP Morgan is considering adding Bitcoin futures trading to their platform.

02:55

Billionaire Investor Believes Bitcoin Will Reach $10,000 by End of Year "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin has shrugged off all bad news this year, including the recent hack of Tether. Price could soar past the $10,000 mark by year end, says billionaire.

01:39

Black Friday 50% OFF spreads at SimpleFX "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

As Black Friday frenzy is coming up, youll be happy to know that SimpleFX has prepared something special for the occasion. This year its not only about cheaper clothes and electronic equipment you will have the opportunity to trade at a 50% discount on the spread value, no matter if you choose forex, indices, commodities, precious metals or equities.

You dont need to worry about opening hours or standing in lines. Just open a transaction between 22:05 UTC on 23rd November and 21:55 on 24th November, 2017 and thats it. The spread value will be discounted automatically. Cryptocurrency pairs are not included in the promotion.

But thats not all. SimpleFX is offering a 70% discount on tickets for the Cryptocurrency World Expo, a major industry event which will take place on 1-2 Dec 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. Its a great opportunity to get to know the current trends and network with other traders, so we want you to be a part of it. We have also been nominated as the Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platform, so keep your fingers crossed for us.

You can start preparing for the celebration already   just click here to add funds to your trading account. Interested in the tickets? get them here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact SimpleFX team at support@simplefx.com The team will answer all the questions you might have.

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00:26

Bitcoin Regulation is Simple in Theory, Incredibly Complex in Reality "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Many in the digital currency community see regulation as a bad thing, but are actually some benefits.

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23:30

BitLicense Architect Ben Lawsky Joins Ripple Board "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ben Lawsky, the former New York Superintendent of Financial Services who spearheaded the BitLicense regulatory framework while in office, has joined startup Ripple's board of directors.

22:13

International Mining Consortium Makes Gold Coins Available to Everyone in its First ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Mining is an ancient trade that has not only survived until modern times, but thrived. Golden Alliance is giving ordinary people a chance to share in the profits of its mines.

21:26

AdEx partners with INK to bring blockchain into the advertising space "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Ad space is about to get a major boost. AdEx is championing this cause by leveraging the blockchain technology and smart contracts. As one of the most innovative and largest decentralized ad platform, AdEx will bring transparency in the interactions between ad agencies and the entire ad industry.

In collaboration with some names in the blockchain and smart contract ecosystem, AdEx is coming our way with a new auction that is geared towards the ad space on boarding passes. This makes AdEx the first ever ad company utilizing the blockchain technology to make an impact on an entire economy.

The auction

AdExs auction will feature a first one, which will see the sale of over 2 million ad spaces using boarding tickets. AdEx is in charge of the entire bidding process, whiles its partner INK will be in charge of the winning bids. This is a step towards using the blockchain and smart contracts to provide better services and more future opportunities for not just the advertising space, but also for the travel media industry.

This is an auction that will change the ad industry and will, therefore, see companies like Propy and eToro joining to compete for ad space. The entire details, as well as the results of the auction, are expected to be fully disclosed a week after the auction.

The AdEx Partners

Since the blockchain and smart contract sphere is still developing, there is the need for concerted efforts from many blockchain-based companies to achieve a bigger goal and AdEx knows how to play the game. Working closely with AdEx is Ink, the travel media industry leader that provides unparalleled media products and services to millions of their global clientele, who are entirely airline passengers. Apart from other media services, Ink equally provides a magazine, mobile and online experiences, among other things.

Apart from this partnership with Ink, AdEx is also in partnership with other big names in the blockchain and smart contract ecosystem, as well as those in the advertising market. Projects and companies like Wings, Fintech Blockchain Group, and NEO are all part of the big goals that run AdEx. These partnerships have seen an increase in the ADX, AdExs native token, which has moved up from $0.2 to $0.35 in a few days.

Join the revolution

 

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21:00

Blockchain Data Links Tether 'Attack' to 2015 Exchange Hack "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The individual or group behind the alleged Tether attack may have been involved in a previous well-known hack in the bitcoin space.

20:46

Zen Protocols Mission for Decentralized Finance "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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In Eastern traditions, Zen is often defined as a total state of focus, a merging together of body and mind. It involves dropping illusions and seeing things as they are in the present moment.

Based in Tel Aviv, Zen Protocol recognizes that starting in the here and now is vital to innovation and progress. Its mission? To create a platform that allows anyone in the world find and use financial products in a highly secure manner.

Zen Protocols eclectic team of developers and crypto veterans aims to assist Bitcoin in sustaining its dominance while allowing it to capitalize on advancements that boost adoption. In pursuing this quest, the company has made liberal use of beta testers a move that runs counter to the prevailing approach in much of the world of blockchain technology, where projects all too often hastily toss up a website and white paper before demonstrating a viable product.

At Zen, 2017 has been about erecting a new blockchain to fuel a marketplace that allows bitcoin holders to issue, trade and invest in stock options, futures, digital currencies, exchange-traded funds, exotic derivatives, contracts for difference and other financial instruments.

This project is predicated on the Zen blockchain functioning in parallel with Bitcoin in what is typically known as a sidechain. This opens up a bevy of opportunities for Zen to curate its platform, independent of any changes to the Bitcoin protocol while simultaneously being able to integrate its own set of modifications to fuel its innovative process.

The primary value proposition of the platform involves the facilitation of complex financial agreements through the use of smart contracts. This can be seen as a major breakthrough given that Bitcoin doesnt natively support smart contracts a major reason why the majority of blockchain app projects are launching on Ethereum instead.

Through the creation of this sidechain-style model, Zen is able to pay Bitcoin miners for executing contracts without creating a competitive scenario with Bitcoin for computational resources. Zen, therefore, sees itself as a complementary solution for Bitcoin which helps it scale and offload some of the transactional demand from the Bitcoin chain, which often struggles with high transaction costs and sluggish transactions.

A Viable Alternative to Ethereum? 

Through the strategic execution of its ambitious roadmap, Zen aims to usher in a new era for smart contracts using the Bitcoin blockchain a space where Ethereum has, to date, shown a d...

20:32

Hacker Allegedly Siphons $31 Million Out of Tether, Driving Further Speculations About the Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hacker Allegedly Siphons $31 Million Out of Tether, Driving Further Speculations About the Cryptocurrency

Tether, a cryptocurrency pegged 1-to-1 to the U.S. dollar, was allegedly hacked today to the tune of $31 million.

Tether functions to convert U.S. dollars to a type of cryptocurrency. The projects token (USDT) is pegged to the dollar and is used in exchange trading. The idea behind Tether is that instead of having to sell your bitcoin or other token for a fiat currency, you can convert it to USDT, and either hold it in USDT or else transfer your USDT to another exchange and use it to purchase tokens there.

As for the exchanges, USDT allows them to trade in something akin to dollars, without requiring them to have a bank account.

Tether operates on the Omni Layer Protocol, which itself operates on top of the Bitcoin network, and uses Bitcoin addresses. According to a blog post on the projects website, $31 million worth of USDT was sent to an unauthorized Bitcoin address on November 19, 2017.

We strongly urge all Tether integrators to install this software immediately to prevent the coins from entering the ecosystem, Tether wrote, adding that any tokens from the attackers addresses will not be redeemed.

Some exchanges, like Kraken, have stopped trading USDT temporarily while they upgrade to the newer software.

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20:24

Gold Spikes As Dollar Crash Looms - If You're Not Protected What Are You Waiting For? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The crash of the dollar is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. In the face of these troubling times many people are wisely diversifying their portfolios but what are the best ways that one can ensure an outcome that will result in guaranteed gains? I mean we all understand it buy low, sell high. But its easier said than done. What if you buy low and then it goes lower? What if you buy low and it never goes back up? And what is it exactly? Food? Stocks? Bitcoin? Bonds? Gold? Silver? With gold and silver, you cant really lose, its been money for thousands of years. Of course, mining the precious metal doesnt always make sense. When it costs more to mine than the end-product is currently worth, theres no financial incentive. Which makes Keith Neumeyers story ideal for people looking to buy low and sell high. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with Keith Neumeyer of First Mining Finance about the importance of holding gold and silver as a store of value and how one can secure these assets at the lowest possible prices as Keith has done time and time again leaving behind him a perfect track record of buying precious metals at the most opportune time.

20:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/21/2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Today's Water Cooler: Roy Moore, Trump/Bush analogy, DSA, national activity, Tesla Semi debacle?, Facebook traffic, blockchain, Keystone, IP

19:56

Koch Lobbyists and Opus Dei Whos Dropping in on Trump Budget Czar Mick Mulvaney? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of President Donald Trumps top cabinet officials has met with a long list of lobbyists, corporate executives and wealthy people with business interests before the government, according to calendars the Trump administration fought to keep secret.

The calendars for Mick Mulvaney, the former South Carolina congressman who now runs the White House Office of Management and Budget, offer a glimpse of who has access to the highest levels of the Trump administration.

Among those visiting Mulvaney: Trump friend and casino magnate Steve Wynn; a flurry of officials from the conservative Heritage Foundation; a string of health care and Wall Street CEOs; lobbyists for Koch Industries; a cryptocurrency evangelist; and a prominent member of the Catholic group Opus Dei.

The Trump administration fought in court to block public records requests by Property of the People, a Washington-based nonprofit transparency group, to release the calendars as well as visitor logs from several other White House offices. Lawyers for the group ultimately prevailed and provided the documents to ProPublica, which we are posting in a searchable format.

As OMB director, Mulvaney is the driving force behind the presidents budget and influences regulations and government procurement. Its been widely reported that he will become the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He also has the ear of the president, who is reportedly a fan of Mulvaneys performances on the Sunday political shows. The calendars, which cover February to September, typically dont include details on what was discussed at the meetings. In some cases, the timing of contact with Mulvaney line up with OMB business.

Mulvaney appeared on Meet the Press on Oct. 8. The president reportedly thinks Mulvaney does a good...

19:52

Jim Rogers Smells a Bitcoin Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Famous investor guru Jim Rogers suggests that he smells a bubble in Bitcoin, while admitting he isnt quite sure what it is.

19:30

The Triumph of Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Triumph of Cryptocurrency

The End of Banking as We Know It!
Dear Reader,

Last month, we shared a letter by Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she acknowledged that cryptocurrency could potentially eliminate the need for central banks and government-issued currency.

Its a remarkable statement coming from someone in her position, and its something we couldnt agree more with.

The blockchain itself is going to be implemented throughout the world, much like the personal computer in the 1980s/1990s and the Internet in the mid-1990s.

What seems like a small movement now will see a tipping point over the next 3 years.

The Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and some of the largest corporations on the planet are already beginning to use and upgrade their communications systems to blockchain technology.

Here are some key statements from Christine Lagarde:

Why might citizens hold virtual currencies rather than physical dollars, euros, or sterling? Because it may one day be easier and safer than obtaining paper bills, especially in remote regions. And because virtual currencies could actually become more stable.

Consider the growing demand for new payment services in countries where the shared, decentralized service economy is taking off. This is an economy rooted in peer-to-peer transactions, in frequent, small-value payments, often across borders.

She went on to note the high cost of banking and credit card fees for small transactions that cross borders, saying that these high fees would make cryptocurrencies more preferable.

Citizens may one day prefer virtual currencies, since they potentially offer the same cost and convenience as cash no settlement risk, no clearing delays, no central registration, no intermediary to check accounts and identities.

And lastly, she summed up the future perfectly in this statement:

Virtual currencies are in a differ...

18:46

Hackers Attack Sacramento Transit System for 1 BTC Ransom "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A hacker has attacked and crippled the Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) system for a ransom of 1 Bitcoin, or about $8,000 at todays market value. The attack erased important programs that are necessary for planning and dispatching bus routes, as well as dispatching employees for service.

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18:40

Report Warns SAFT May Increase Legal Risk of Token Sales "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Making ICOs compliant while delivering on their disruptive promise may be a harder needle to thread than the SAFT plan anticipates, a new paper says.

18:40

Bitcoin Price Watch; Buying The Dip "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We are now approaching the end of the European session in our bitcoin price trading efforts and its time to take a look at how action during the day today has played out as compares to the framework we put in place this morning and, in turn, to try and alter said framework in an attempt to draw advantage from any further volatility we get this evening. We are going to jump right into the action today, so take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea whats on right now and where things stand in the bitcoin price.

Its worth noting quickly that the Tether hack has translated to some temporarily weakened sentiment and this could in turn translate to some volatility in the space. Longer-term, we dont expect it to have any real impact, but weve got to keep it in mind right now.

So, with that said, lets get the detail.

The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our key range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range were looking at for the session this evening comes in as defined by support to the downside at 8250 and resistance to the upside at 8317. This is a relatively tight range, so we will stick to our breakout strategy for the time being. If this changes, we will update later on.

Looking at our strategy, then, if we see price break above resistance, we will watch out for a close above that level to validate an upside target of 8375. A stop loss on the trade somewhere in the region of 8300 will limit risk nicely.

Looking the other way, if we see a close below support, we will jump in short towards a downside target of 8200. A stop loss on this one at 8265 looks good.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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18:07

Bitcoin Hits All-Time Highs As Banks Hail Blockchain Equity 100% Success "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin and Blockchain have made new advances today as prices hit $8,350

17:50

ECB President Draghi: Cryptocurrency Impact Still 'Limited' "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi reiterated his view that cryptocurrencies are too small to regulate on Monday.

17:37

NAGA Flourishes at the Epicenter of Blockchains Digital Disruption "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Blockchain technologys disruptive force in business and commerce has been well documented. With strong momentum ensuing from its beginnings as the foundational technology supporting Bitcoin, distributed ledger technology shows great promise in terms of its potential impact on the future of our planet. 

One emerging enterprise at the nexus of these developments is The NAGA Group AG, a German fintech company. NAGAs strategic aim is to create world-class mobile and web applications for the capital markets and gaming sectors, along with cutting edge, blockchain-based solutions.

Listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as one of Europes fastest growing fintech firms, with six offices operating in five countries, NAGAs successful IPO in July 2017 sparked a share price increase of 500 percent within less than three months.

Indicative of its strong advancement as a curator of cutting-edge concepts and business ideas, NAGA is backed by a number of high profile shareholders, including the Chinese Fosun Group and Hauck & Aufhuser (one of Europes oldest banks founded in 1796).

We Don't Copy, We Disrupt is a key theme undergirding NAGAs roadmap of progress. Employing a highly data-driven approach, it aims to reimagine the prevailing banking sector model through innovative, transparent and simplistic mobile-first concepts. All product development and design efforts target international expansion and a global marketing solutions.

New Collaborations, NAGAs Acceleration Forward

NAGAs foundational ecosystem is based on SwipeStox, an existing iOS and Android app and online trading platform that functions as a social network for traders. Operational since early 2015, this network is utilized by hundreds of thousands of registered users, facilitating over 200,000 monthly transactions at the tune of more than $4 billion.

Signaling its next significant breakthrough, NAGA Group and Deutsche Brse formed a joint venture called Switex in December 2016. This venture merges the financial trading world with the gaming world, allowing users to trade in-game merchandise. Currently under development, Switex is scheduled to launch in beta form in Q1 of 2018.

NAGA is also scheduled to launch a digital wallet that will...

17:34

The Generational Wheels Are Turning "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

"The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.

-- Oren Harari

If you only read my stuff sporadically, you might be surprised to hear that I'm actually quite optimistic about the future. The main reason I compose articles highlighting all the frauds, corruption and absence of ethics within our current paradigm isn't to fill you with fear and dread, but to create awareness. Ignorance is not bliss, and I believe a deep appreciation about how completely broken and opaque the current way of doing things is can provide the spark of inspiration and determination necessary to create a new and much better world

As I've stated many times previously, it wasn't until Bitcoin emerged and I started to understand the implications of it, that I became very encouraged about the future. Prior to that, I saw humanity living under a terminal, predatory system that would eventually consume itself, but I couldn't see a plausible roadmap toward a better tomorrow. Bitcoin proved to me that not only did such a path exist, but the infrastructure for this better future was being built right in front of our eyes.

I first started writing about the revolutionary implications of Bitcoin in the summer of 2012, and looking back five years later I'm filled with an overwhelming sense of awe and appreciation for all that's been achieved. While the optimist in me always thought we might get to where we are today, to see it actually happen is nothing short of extraordinary. The incredible energy and global talent that's entered this space over the past several years brings a gigantic smile to my face. It truly is an idea whose time has come, and the more the concepts of decentralization and trustless systems infect the global consciousness, the more unstoppable they become. I think we're already there.

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17:13

Daily Digest 11/21 - Energy Majors Hit Hard By Climage Regulation, Web Sites Watching Your Every Move "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Daily Digest 11/21 - Energy Majors Hit Hard By Climage Regulation, Web Sites Watching Your Every Move
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16:39

Ending Ticket Scams On The Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The car is packed and the cooler is ready. Two hours of traffic whiz by because of the anticipation of finally seeing them in concert. The moment of truth comes as the security guard takes the $1000 ticket and scans ita red light flashes on the scanning device as the security guard says, Sorry, no can do. This ticket is invalid. A highly anticipated, perfectly planned nightwasted.

The surge in online ticket exchange platforms has been met with rising numbers of scams and cases of fraud, so much so that the United States government has a web page devoted to them. Despite repeated attempts to educate the public about how to avoid ticket scams, people still get defrauded. In some instances, its the buyers fault. A little vigilance would have gone a long way. But the bigger problem lies in the platforms themselves.

Getting GUTS

One blockchain based company, GUTS, is in the process of creating a platform that will prevent ticket fraud. To do this, the GUTS team has created a Blockchain powered event ticketing protocol that introduces the concept of smart tickets.

Smart tickets are issued directly to end user wallet addresses on the Blockchain. These tickets are powered by smart contracts, which are self-actualizing contracts that perfectly execute the terms of the contract once a set of conditions are met.

Thus when a user purchases a smart ticket via the platforms token, Guaranteed Entrance Token (GET), a smart ticket is automatically transferred to the users wallet. How does this prevent ticket fraud? Because the exchange takes place on GUTS blockchain platform, all the transactions are completely transparent and auditable. Additionally, a smart ticket is only sent to a users wallet once legitimate payment in the form of GET is receivedthe self-executing smart contracts prevent fraud from taking place.

But what about legal scams, such as buying tickets and reselling them for astronomical prices? Ticket purchasers on the GUTS platform can resell their smart tickets as they choose.

However, they must do so within the platforms decentralized infrastructure. Purchased tickets can only be re...

16:30

Top Chicago Exchanges Release Bitcoin Futures Details "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The big story that sent Bitcoin to the moon earlier this month has been updated this week with more good news. Both the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have released details on upcoming futures contracts for the cryptocurrency.

These proposed trading contracts by major exchanges caused an upward surge in Bitcoin price earlier this month as it was seen as a sign of financial institution and mainstream adoption. The relentless uptrend continued and Bitcoin broke record after record the last high being a little over $8,200 just yesterday.

The CBOE released details of their BTC (or XBT) contracts on the exchange blog. There will be a 1BTC contract with the lowest price fluctuation (tick) of $10 released once regulatory reviews have been passed. A specific date was not mentioned though it is likely to be before the end of the year in line with CMEs announcement.

In response to questions CFA Russell Rhodes stated:

The question I am constantly hearing is, How will the futures prices relate to spot Bitcoin pricing, and the best (and most honest) answer I can give is, I dont know.  Ive done academic work on the launch of newly listed products in the past and prior assumptions about new markets often are off the mark.  Ive heard arguments for the futures trading at both a premium and a discount to the spot price, personally, I think the best strategy is to see what the market tells us when Bitcoin futures are available for trading.

Previously CME announced a mid-December date for its Bitcoin contracts however that was later changed according to Reuters. The CME website currently states that futures contracts will be available before the end of the year pending all relevant regulatory review periods.

The contract will be a 5BTC offering with a price tick of $5 for each coin in the contract or $25 for the total of five. There will be spot position limits set at a thousand contracts.

The news bolstered the price again as it is likely to when these contracts go live next month. Bitcoin seems pretty unstoppable at the moment and the expectation is that these futures would impart legitimacy to the asset class which could see institutional investors entering the Bitcoin market.

In a statement to US news media Chairman and CEO of CME said:

Today you cannot short Bitcoin. So theres only one way it can go. You eit...

16:15

Morocco Regulators Warn of Penalties for Cryptocurrency Use "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The foreign exchange office of the Moroccan government has stated that the use of cryptocurrencies can lead to penalties under existing rules.

16:10

Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape by Jan Skoyles GoldCore Gold versus Bitcoin: The pro-gold argument takes shape Why cryptocurrencies will not replace gold as a store of value Similarities between crypto and gold but...

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15:34

Ronnie Moas Sets New Sights for 2018 - $14,000 on the Cards "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of the more successful stock pickers out there, Ronnie Moas has seen his predictions met and beaten for Bitcoin. He has thus reevaluated his 2018 pick, pushing it up to $14,000.

15:14

Crypto Loyalty - FLUX Market Turns Gamers into Devoted Investors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

FLUX gaming platform creates loyalty by making game developers and players investors in its global gaming ecosystem

15:01

Russia Will 'Never' Consider Bitcoin Legalization, Says Minister "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Russian minister of communications and mass media said yesterday that the country will not consider the legalization of digital currencies.

14:26

ECB Ends Covered Deposit Protection, Free Withdrawal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The ECB announced they will no longer offer protection on covered deposits and will limit access to funds during times of banking struggle.

14:06

Hackers Attack Sacramento Transit System for 1 BTC Ransom "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Some relatively cheap hacking has taken place in Sacramento, as malicious individuals have erased programs on the SacRT server, demanding 1 BTC in order to stop.

14:00

Blockstream, Digital Garage Team Up to Foster Blockchain in Japan "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream has expanded its partnership with IT firm Digital Garage to boost blockchain development in Japan.

14:00

Bitcoin, Bail Ins & Bullion Mike Maloney (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin, Bail Ins & Bullion Mike Maloney Video In this video Mike Maloney gives evidence of the looming disasters in Italy, China and Australia which of these fuses will ignite the next financial crisis? Video Source

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13:33

Why Cryptos Will Not Replace Gold As A Store Of Value "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Gold versus Bitcoin: The pro-gold argument takes shape
Why cryptocurrencies will not replace gold as a store of value
Similarities between crypto and gold but that does not make them substitutes
Gold remains a highly liquid market, cryptocurrencies continue to be fragmented and difficult to spend
Bitcoin  does not make it an effective hedge against stocks
Gold coins and bars cannot be hacked and vaults are insured

This weekend saw bitcoin shoot up over $8,000 and Bloomberg covered how some preppers were turning to bitcoin over gold. Does this mean its all over for gold? Is it set to be supplanted as a safe haven by crypto currencies?

Hardly. People read such information and continue to believe that gold and cryptocurrencies are substitute assets. They are not. So why are they so often pitched against one another?

Bitcoin and its contemporaries clearly have a role to play, the volume of demand demonstrates this and the technology is powerful. But, that role is not as a replacement for gold as a store of value.

Risk Hedge sums it up saying:

Despite what the crypto-evangelists will tell you, digital tokens will never and can never replace gold as your financial hedge.

Click here to read full story on GoldCore.com.

 

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13:30

RMR: Special Guest Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

RMR: Special Guest Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds Video V and Charles Hugh Smith have a great discussion regarding bitcoin, the US wealth disparity and the power of cryptos, blockchain to free society from the banking cartel....

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13:15

Untethered? Bitcoin Shrugs Off Hack to Push Above $8,000 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Fears over a cryptocurrency hack revealed yesterday saw a brief crash in prices, but bitcoin soon bounced back.

13:10

Big Things in Squares Bitcoin Future: Credit Suisse "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A Credit Suisse analyst believes that if Square can rack up a good amount of Bitcoin buyers on its app, the next two years could garner them upwards of $30 mln in revenue.

13:00

Tether Claims a Hack Cost Them $30m, or is it an Exit Scam? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The big news of last night was how Tether allegedly got hacked. In a statement issued by the company, they explain how almost 31m USDT were removed from the Treasury. This incident occurred on November 19th, and the money was sent to an unauthorized address. None of the stolen tokens will be redeemed, but the company hopes to recover the money regardless. For now, the money still appears to be in a Bitcoin address. It is unclear how this money will be spent, assuming that is even the objective.

This whole Tether issue is pretty worrisome, to say the very least. We have reported on this companys odd behavior for some time now. Whether or not there is a malicious intent behind this attack, remains to be determined. The company did not explain how the money was moved from the Treasury exactly. That is always a bit worrisome, as companies should be transparent regarding what is happening. The stolen tokens have effectively been flagged and wont be redeemable for USD.

The Plot Thickens for Tether

For the time being, the Tether back-end wallet service is suspended. This is part of the ongoing investigation to determine what caused this problem. Secondly, the Tether chain went through a hard fork to ensure the stolen funds cant be moved. Considering how USDT is issued on Omni, new builds are being provided to Omni Core to make this happen. All individual users and integrators need to update their client as soon as possible. This is similar to how Ethereum bailed out The DAO investors when a similar issue occurred.

This new software will also cause a consensus change. It is a temporary hard fork to the Omni Layer. Any tokens belonging to the flagged bunch will not be accepted. This should prevent the attacker from successfully moving the USDT balance to an exchange. Otherwise, they could easily convert it to BTC or different altcoins and cash out that way. It is possible this may still happen, depending on how fast all integrators upgrade their clients. It is a very worrisome turn of events, to say the very least.

Some sources claim this was not a hack at all. Instead, they are fearful Tether is working toward a major exit scam. Their rapid issuance of new tokens, previous is...

12:46

NEO DevCon Sees Microsoft Judge Networks Potential Uses "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

NEO is fielding interest from dev teams in the run-up to its first DevCon event.

12:45

The Currency Of The Apocalypse? Doomsday Preppers Flock To Bitcoin As It Surges Past $8000 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Currency Of The Apocalypse? Doomsday Preppers Flock To Bitcoin As It Surges Past $8000 by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog Once upon a time preppers would hoard gold and silver in anticipation of the meltdown of society,...

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12:40

Japanese Village Plans to Conduct ICO to Revive Its Economy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The company models its Blockchain developments to that of the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin for various purposes.

12:18

Bitcoin Price Watch; Jumping Right In "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We are about to get things moving for a fresh day of trading in the bitcoin price and its time to put some levels together that we can use to try and draw profit from the market as and when things move. Normally, at this stage of the day, we take a look at action overnight and see how we can use any of the key levels that influenced volatility to set up against the market in the morning. However, things are moving pretty fast right now, so its probably best if we just jump straight into the markets, put some levels in place and see what happens.

So, with this noted, lets get going.

As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are looking to get in and out if things move in line with our strategy. It is a one-minute candlestick chocolate has our key range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking up for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 8170 and resistance to the upside at 8197. We are going to initially look at entering into a long trade if we see a break above resistance followed by a close above that level. On the trade, we will target an immediate upside target of 8235. Looking the other way, if we see a close below support, we will enter short towards a downside target of 8140.

We need to have stop losses in place on both positions so that we are taken out of the trades for just a small loss if things end up turning against us. With this in mind, a stop loss on each just the other side of the entry (say, $10 or so) will keep our risk parameters tight.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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12:15

30 Percent of CFOs Still Call Bitcoin a Bubble: CNBC Survey "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A survey of over forty CFOs showed that there is still a strong belief that Bitcoin is in a bubble, but there is a growing trend of belief in cryptocurrency in these heads of finance.

12:00

R3, Microsoft Expand Partnership to Boost Corda DLT Adoption "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Distributed ledger startup R3 is moving to more deeply integrate its Corda platform with Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

11:00

Bitcoin Gold Price Doubles in Value Thanks to Bittrex Listing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A lot has been said about the launch of Bitcoin Gold so far. It was delayed by a few days initially and there are still some issues regarding the claiming process. Not enough wallets support BTG right now, yet exchanges are slowly coming around to supporting it. More specifically, Bittrex added this altcoin overnight, which promptly caused a surge in value. Right now, one BTG is valued at over $285.

While not too many may care about Bitcoin Gold, there is a very good reason to do exactly that. More specifically, the value of BTG has yet to be properly determined. If some exchanges are to be believed, this currency is worth over $285. An interesting price surge of 132.66% over the past 24 hours. This isnt a change anyone really expected, that much is certain. So far, the number of use cases for BTG, other than speculation, are still pretty much zero.

Bitcoin Gold Surge Reeks of a Pump

This makes the Bitcoin Gold price surge even stranger, for obvious reasons.  While speculation is a good indicator, more than doubling in value isnt exactly normal. At the same time, there is no reason why this altcoin shouldnt have any value whatsoever. Until we know the exact circulating supply of BTG, there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered. An interesting development well worth keeping an eye on, though.

Bittrex has been dominating the trading volume over the past 24 hours. They generate over half of the volume of this entire currency. HitBTC and Bitfinex are also showing some interesting momentum, but in far less spectacular fashion. It is certainly possible we will see some more price fluctuations moving forward. Especially when considering how the price hit over $325 on Bittrex already. The rest of the exchanges are almost $100 behind in this regard. A massive gap to take advantage of, as long as it lasts.

For now, the entire Bitcoin Gold debacle appears to be a massive pump-and-dump. Considering how this price is propped up by a handful of exchanges, it is evident speculation is dominating the landscape right now. We may see a very high BTG price in the future, though, as there arent too many coins available right now. It will be interesting to see how high Bitcoin Gold can go over the next few days.Another altcoin to keep an eye on for speculators, that much is evident

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11:00

Blockchain Has Potential in Curbing Odometer Fraud: EU Report "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The European Parliament has released a research paper that touts blockchain in the prevention of odometer fraud or "clocking."

10:00

Lightning Can Scale Bitcoin, But Are Costs a Barrier? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin, the success of the Lightning Network may come down to economic forces, say researchers.

09:57

Breaking: Tether Allegedly Hacked For $30 Mln "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tether has recently announced a new hack from its treasury for over $30 mln as the company continues to come under fire for transparency policies.

09:00

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD Eyeing $20 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ethereum classic price is moving higher and it recently broke the $17.00 resistance against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $17.00 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair might continue to move higher and there are chances of it retesting the $20.00 handle.

Ethereum classic price is moving higher against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD is now above $17.00 and eyeing a test of the $20.00 resistance.

Ethereum Classic Price Support

This past week, we saw a solid rise in ETC price above $21.00 against the US Dollar. Later, the price corrected lower and traded below the $15.00 level. A low was formed at $14.37 from where it started moving higher. Buyers succeeded in pushing the price above the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $21.40 high to $14.37 low. The best part was a close above the $17.00 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

There is a decent uptrend forming with a major bullish trend line forming with support at $17.00 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair. The pair recently tested the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $21.40 high to $14.37 low. It faced sellers and moved down to test the $17.00 support and the 100 hourly SMA. The highlighted trend line is holding losses below $17.00 and might continue to act as a strong support.

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC USD

On the upside, there is a connecting trend line forming with resistance at $19.00. A close above the mentioned $19.00 would call for a test of the $20.00 handle. However, the most important resistance is near the last swing high at $21.50.

Hourly MACD The MACD for ETC/USD is currently in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI for ETC/USD is recovering from the oversold levels, but still below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $17.00

Major Resistance Level $19.00

 

Charts courtesy Trading View, Kraken

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08:45

NEM MOVE UP IS SLOW BUT SURE. POTENTIAL BULL TARGET MAINTAINED AT $0.25 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Of all the major alt coins, NEM move up is slow but the trend is clear. After a sudden spike in prices, NEM still managed to close as a bull despite USD bulls driving prices lower below the main resistance trend line.

Monero is also another cryptocurrency with an upside potential following that close above $136 on November 20. That was the first time it did so in 72 days.

Lets look at the charts:

NEM MOVE UP WITH IMMEDIATE TARGET AT $0.25

alt coin NEM Move up NEMUSD Daily Chart for November 21, 2017

As per our recommendation, NEM price action continued to trend higher. Bulls are ramping up their long exposures as we can see from the volumes chart and increasing buy momentum.

Notice that there was a temporary price spike above the upper resistance trend line yesterday. All in all, NEM bulls are in charge and the first target should be at $0.25 especially if prices break above this two month old wedge.

DASH EXPLODES AND TEST $670

alt coin DASH Daily chartDASHUSD Daily Chart for November 21, 2017

After that aggressive bullish push on November 12, DASH price action is literally exploding once more. After November 18 retest of August highs, the past two candlesticks have been confined within a tight $45 rang...

08:30

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis November 21 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

ETH/USD

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Ethereum broke through the $350 level over the weekend, and has since come back to retest that area several times. $350 is now looking to offer support, and therefore I think that we are ready to go back towards the $375 level over the short term. Expect massive support below at the $340 level as well.

ETH/BTC

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With Bitcoin reaching all-time highs over the weekend, its not much of a surprise that this pair has drifted a little lower. At this point, I would be a bit cautious about buying, as the upside seems to be capped near the 0.048 region. However, Ethereum look strong enough to keep me from selling currently.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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08:00

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Opens New London Office "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ethereum development startup ConsenSys is expanding to London.

07:50

The number of applications for tokens exceeds the supply by 5 times. How did Universa manage to blow away the cryptocurrency market again? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

UTN tokens by Universa project have sparked enormous interest where they were offered as a part of inter-project token swap (IpTS). The number of applications for tokens more than 5 times exceeded the supply, with the swap lasting for just 4 days (from 6 till 9 of November). The holders of ICOS tokens had an opportunity to get Universa digital assets at a better exchange rate of 1 to 4 (or with 75% discount) and were so delighted with such offer that even asked to prolong this offer under the IpTS programme.

Certainly it is a great pleasure for us that exchange for UTN tokens has aroused such an interest. It means that we are doing a huge story and are moving in the right direction. We are happy to cooperate with ICOBox within the inter-project token swap programme. That is a good opportunity for us to attract more potential users of the system we are developing, as well as for the users to benefit from the innovations provided by our company, commented Alexander Borodich, founder and president of Universa.

UTN tokens can be used for any operation within the scope of Universa system. For example for paying for transaction, licences for master-nodes and other services.

Despite the fact that the exchange of UTN tokens within the IpTS program was completed, UTN tokens will still be available for purchase during the Universa ICO, which will last until December 9. At the current exchange rate, the price of one UTN token is $ 0.011 ($ 0.0115, starting November 18), but by the end of the initial offering program, the price for one cryptocurrency unit will gradually increase up to $ 0.0125.

By the way, it is not for the first time that Universa is causing an excitement in the market of cryptocurrencies. On October 28, the day of the ICO launch, the project attracted more than $ 10 million for only the first three hours. The companys goal is to raise $100 million. The collected funds are to be spent on the protocol development, the creation of the Universa fund for investing in the blockchain based businesses, marketing, legal issues and other purposes.

Universa is a Russian protocol and a blockchain platform, that created to build business applications aimed at solving problems in the real sector of the economy (for example, contracting, providing services, managing ownership, issuing national or corporate crypto-currencies). As the creators of the platform note, its main advantages over competitors are the speed of operations (Universa allows to conduct 22 thousand operations per second), low cost of services and reliable crypto protection. For comparison, Universa works 100 times faster, and its transactions cost 1000 times cheaper than a similar bitcoin blockchain. In addition, the platform provides extensive opportunities for using tokens from electronic access keys, bus tickets and gift certificates to direct settlements...

07:30

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis November 21 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

DASH/USD

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DASH went sideways during most of the session on Monday, but the weekend was good for the crypto currency space in general. Because of this, we have used $400 as a springboard, and it looks likely that we will continue to go higher. The next move will be to the $480 level, followed very quickly by the $500 in my estimation. Pullbacks continue to offer value.

LTC/USD

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Litecoin of course rallied right along with the rest of the crypto currencies over the weekend, as we are approaching $72. The next psychological barrier will be the $75 handle, and at this point, I suspect that the $66 level is going to offer a bit of a floor. With that in mind, I am a buyer of dips as they occur.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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07:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Remains in Uptrend "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price is moving higher from the $0.2050 support zone against the US Dollar.
  • There is an ascending channel forming with support near $0.2320 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to continue gaining pace as long as it stays above $0.2300 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Ripple price is slowly gaining bullish momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD is currently well supported on the downside near $0.2300.

Ripple Price Support

After a sharp correction towards $0.2050, Ripple price found support against the US Dollar. The price started an upside move and traded above the $0.2300 and $0.2400 resistance levels. It recently tested the $0.2500 resistance where it struggled and started a downside correction. It has moved below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.2050 low to $0.2500 high.

However, the downside move is finding support near $0.2300 and 100 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.2050 low to $0.2500 high also acted as a support. It seems like there is an ascending channel forming with support near $0.2320 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. As long as the pair is above the $0.2300 support and the 100 hourly SMA, it remains in an uptrend.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

It will most likely resume its upside move towards $0.2500 in the near term. Above $0.2500, the price could move towards the last swing high of $0.2650. On the downside, a break below the $0.2300 support would call for more declines. The next important support in the mentioned case is around $0.2150.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is currently in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is currently well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $0.2300

Major Resistance Level $0.25...

07:30

The coin that saves lives, the Coin for road safety "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

CycloShield

CycloShield LTD is a startup based in United Kingdom which has developed a gadget to improve the security for cyclists, both sportspeople and commuters. This device works connected to a smartphone with the official App, allowing final users to create a virtual community, the perfect scenario for implementing a cryptocurrency: CycloShieldCoin (CYS).

After a couple of cyclists accidents caused by cars during Summer 2014, our team realised that there was nothing in the market focused in passive safety for cyclists, at that moment. Francisco Martin, Javier Fabrega, Tanausu Tejera and Luis Lopez decided to combine their different backgrounds to develop a revolutionary device from scratch.

The physical product, CycloShield Nano, and cryptocurrency token CYS offer real life use cases and the assurances of a traceable project. The physical product is a safety gadget which could detect accidents and falls, send automated SOS calls to the emergency systems containing the position of the cyclist, record vehicles violating the security perimeter and act as a road assistant. CycloShield Nano is used in conjunction with our official App.

Cyclists are an ample group and on the rise. There is a great demand for high-tech gadgets and cyclists, ranging from professionals to commuters, desire to invest in their own safety. Our goal is to remunerate cyclists for information about the most suitable routes and real time information.

By using the blockchain, it is possible to ensure the transparency of our payment system as well as granting users complete liberty to exchange CYSs without the need for any intermediaries, CycloShield LTD or others. Providing our users with our own token will open up a wide variety of options to pay them for their contributions. CYS is the token for road safety, sports activity and real time road information collection.

The CYS token could be used as payment method for a variety of tasks from final users to advertisers and will be also buyable by corporate users in our own store with credit cards. Corporate users will be able to buy CYS tokens using cards right on our web store, enabling them to buy Ads on our specialised App. This will eliminate friction and promote adoption among advertisers like never seen before. Buying a token has never been easier.

Additional measures such as token burning will help the market sustain the price and have enough liquidity for a healthy economy. Our strategy of burning part of the tokens we receive from product an...

06:50

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis November 21 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

BTC/USD

Bitcoin rallied on Monday again, breaking well above the $8000 level, and came very close to touching $8200 in early trading. The market is overextended, but we have a significant amount of support extending down to the $7500 level, so its very likely that buyers will continue to jump into the market on short-term pullbacks, as we are starting to see another impulsive leg higher.

BTC/JPY

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Bitcoin also rallied against the Japanese yen, and we are now clear of the 900,000 level. At this point, its hard to imagine that we wont reach 1 million, and therefore pullback should be considered buying opportunities as we have a significant amount of strength in the market, especially near the 880,000 level.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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06:02

Betrium Universal Betting Platform Eliminates Crypto-Volatility for Users "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ESports and gambling are some of the popular pastimes for many and with the introduction of cryptocurrencies, it has become much easier for both sports platforms and players to overcome many barriers that are directly associated with the regulatory environments across different geographies.

However, the cryptocurrency driven market has its own challenges, including the lack of trust and the fairness of games. Not to mention the expertise required for setting up decentralized platforms/system that enables users to place bets and run campaigns.

A bunch of tech researchers from MIT and MIPT have observed these shortcomings in the betting market and they have come up with a solution in the form of Betrium. It is the worlds first decentralized exchange and sports betting platform that is open to everyone and charges the lowest commissions. Some of the other features that make it stand apart from the rest is the model that allows event organizers, developers, and other parties to create their own betting events.

Betrium has set its eyes on a more than $1 trillion industry and it has embarked on a crowdsale campaign to.fund the development of the platform. As a part of its ICO campaign, Betrium is presently conducting a crowdsale campaign set to end on November 22, 2017.

The creators of Betrium, following their much broader vision are also working on offering additional features on the platform to provide a user-friendly ecosystem. The volatile nature of cryptocurrencies makes handling them a gambling of sorts and Betrium minimizes the impact of market conditions for users by providing volatility stabilization on the platform. Users on the platform will be protected from losing in regular dumps as their crypto-balances on Betrium will be fixed in virtual /EUR. To make it possible, the platform will integrate exchange functionality (USD/BTC/ETH). In addition, Betrium is also exploring partnerships with some of the leading exchange platforms.

betrium

The ongoing Betrium crowdsale offers a unique opportunity for the cryptocurrency and online betting community to be part of an industry-wide going platform. Those taking part in the pre-sale stand to gain the Betrium tokens at a heavily discounted price. In addition to the bonus, token holders also stand to enjoy a 50% profit share distributed among the token holders.

More information about the platform...

06:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Eyes Gains above $380 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price made a nice upside move and traded above the $365.00 level against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $366 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price might soon retest the recent high of $371.95 and it could even break it.

Ethereum price is moving higher against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD might soon break $380 for further gains in the near term.

Ethereum Price Support

The past two days were mostly bullish for ETH price as it moved above $365 resistance against the US Dollar. The price traded above the $370 level and formed a high at $371.95. Earlier, a downside move was initiated from the $370.50 high and the price traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $325.09 low to $370.12 high. However, the stated move was only a part of a correction as the price found support near $350.

The 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $325.09 low to $370.12 high acted as a major support. Moreover, there is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $366 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line support prevented declines below $350 and is currently acting as a major support. The pair is now moving up again and is currently trading above $365. It seems like it will most likely continue to move higher and it could soon break $380.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

If buyers remain in control, there is a chance of further gains above $380. The next target for buyers could be near $385 where sellers are likely to appear. If all goes well, there can be a test of the $390-395 zone. On the downside, the $365-360 support remains a major buy area.

Hourly MACD The MACD is placed well in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI is currently well above the 50 level and moving higher.

Major Support Level $365

Major Resistance Level $380

 

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Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis Can BCH/USD Bounce Back? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price started a downside correction from the $1380 swing high against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $1190 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price remains supported on the downside near the $1200 and $1190 support levels.

Bitcoin cash price recently corrected lower towards $1100 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD needs to move above $1250 for more gains.

Bitcoin Cash Price Support

There was a nice upside move in bitcoin cash price this past week from $840 to well above $1300 against the US Dollar. The price traded as high as $1380 from where a downside correction was initiated. It moved below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $840 low to $1380 high. However, the downside move was protected by the $1120 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Moreover, the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $840 low to $1380 high also acted as a support. It seems like there is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $1190 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The trend line support near $1200 and the 100 hourly SMA is currently preventing downsides below $1200. On the downside, the next important support is near $1040. However, before $1040, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $840 low to $1380 high near $1107 might act as a support.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

Therefore, the pair is supported on the downside around $1190 and $1040. Having said that, buyers need to push the price above the $1250 level if they have to resume the uptrend. Moreover, the $1280 level is also a major hurdle in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is slightly in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is currently above the 50 level with a few bullish signs.

Major Support Level $1190

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/21/2017 Testing Nearby Area of Interest "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price has established another set of record highs but has since pulled back from the rally.
  • Price is currently testing an area of interest around the former resistance at $8000.
  • This lines up with a Fibonacci retracement level and using the extension tool on this correction shows the next upside targets.

Bitcoin price is pulling back after setting new all-time highs, offering bulls a chance to join in the rally.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA so the path of least resistance is to the upside. This means that the rally is more likely to continue than to reverse. The short-term moving average is also close to the area of interest and might act as another layer of defense even if the ascending trend line breaks.

If support holds, bitcoin price could head up to the 38.2% extension at $8200 next then to the 50% extension at $8300. The 61.8% extension is located at $8355 then the 76.4% extension is at $8437.82. The full extension is at $8571.16.

Stochastic is still pointing down, though, so there may be some selling pressure left in play. Similarly, RSI is heading south so bitcoin price could follow suit.

Market Factors

The dollar has regained some ground to its peers as US bond yields ticked higher on hawkish expectations for the FOMC minutes. Although a December hike is priced in, traders are waiting to find out how tightening odds are looking for next year.

Investors might also be booking profits early ahead of the Thanksgiving holidays in the US, which might lead to gaps when markets reopen the following week.

Still, many expect the cryptocurrency to bounce as CME moves to launch bitcoin futures before the end of the year. Any roadblocks to this, however, could force the cryptocurrency to stage a deeper pullback across the board. The group clarified that they havent set a date yet since it is still pending regulatory approval.

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The Currency Of The Apocalypse? Doomsday Preppers Flock To Bitcoin As It Surges Past $8000 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Once upon a time preppers would hoard gold and silver in anticipation of the meltdown of society, but now Bitcoin is becoming the alternative currency of choice for many in the prepping community.  On Monday, Bitcoin hit an all-time record high as it surged past $8,200, and it has now gone up nearly 50 percent in just the last eight days.  As I have admitted previously, one of my great regrets is not investing in Bitcoin when it first started, because we have never seen a meteoric rise quite like this.  Bitcoin hit the $5,000 mark for the very first time just over a month ago, it is up more than 700 percent so far this year, and it is up almost 40,000 percent over the past five years.  At this point Bitcoin has a market cap of over 130 billion dollars, and many believe that this is just the beginning.

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Op Ed: We Never Thought of That When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Op Ed: We Never Thought of That When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs

With well over $3 billion raised this year alone, in very little time initial coin offerings (ICOs) have emerged as a major source of venture finance. Even companies that have already raised conventional venture funding will be tempted to raise additional funds through ICOs. Although not fully intuitive, some have labeled token issuances by entities that previously obtained equity financing as Reverse ICOs.

One prominent example of a Reverse ICO has already occurred. Recently, Kik Interactive successfully completed an ICO of nearly $100 million. With over $3 billion raised in ICOs this year alone, ICOs are not unsubstantial. What made the Kik offering far more unusual is that Kik has already raised over $100 million from venture investors.

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We live in an eSports world. Gaming today is bigger than ever. Mind-bending is the word that would best describe the impact eSports has on our lives today. Growth is evident, as the niche registers a monumental 100% growth rate in viewership, attention media-wise and economically lucrative.

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The ESPORTS.com portal, ICO launched on 1st November 2017 at 1 pm CET enables gaming fans to share, curate, and enjoy cool content together, or even participate in and contribute to events. All users will be able to participate in creating content for education, entertainment, and statistics, by writing guides or producing videos. The reward for their work will be furnished using the platforms digital currency, ESPORTS Reward Token (ERT). By providing the best to their clients, ESPORTS will build an online community that produces engaging and exclusive content aimed at eSporting enthusiasts.

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency expert to meet with Cyprus entrepreneurs at Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference Cyprus "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Leading players of the Cyprus cryptocurrency market will be brought together in Nicosia that will host the conference dedicated to digital currencies and blockchain Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference Cyprus. The event is aimed at providing the business community with answers related to decentralized technologies.   

Smile-Expo, the event organizer, has held more than 15 blockchain and bitcoin conferences in Russia, Europe, and Central Asia. The conference in Nicosia will be the first similar event organized in Cyprus. It will involve startups, investors, consulting companies, representatives of governmental structures, and experts from various European countries. The event will take place at the five-star Hilton Cyprus hotel.

Guests will be able to listen to presentations on relevant issues for the community and to attend the exhibition of innovative software based on the blockchain. The conference is expected to bring together the audience of over 300 people, and the exhibition will engage about 25 companies.

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Despite such a beneficial environment, blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses cause a lot of questions in Cyprus: primarily, it refers to the legislative regulation of the industry and its nearest development prospects. Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference Cyprus is aimed at answering entrepreneurs and investors questions and providing them with the platform for the efficient business cooperation.

The event will be useful for those desiring to increase their cryptocurrency capital or invest profitably in blockchain startups.

Organizers offer students interested in this issue to attend the event at a special price. Moreover, each participant can save a significant sum, buying a ticket during presale until November 30.

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Contact Name: Nick Besedin
Email: n.besedin@smileexpo.eu

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Ninja down? Why slow ICO is trending "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Crowdsales, skyrocketing popular in 2017, have raised $797 million on ICOs during the first 6 months. The number of token sales this year has risen to more than 300, making it think of it! more than one ICO per day. A quarter of the whole amount of money raised belongs to the Finance category about $523 million. For ICOs that havent even reached the soft cap the proportion is 66%, as for September 2017.

 

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According to the UKs Telegraph, international banking giant BNP Paribas have issued a report on the future of Bitcoin. For them, widespread adoption will be limited by cryptocurrencies deflationary nature, and the fact that they lack a lender of last resort. The bank claimed that cryptocurrency could pose risks to individual nations monetary policies too.

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The report highlights the issues that could arise if consumers used cryptos for mortgages and other such financial products. It argues that there would be no security in the event of a financial crisis. For them, a central institution capable of overseeing such services and products, and bailing consumers out if necessary, is vital.

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The report also argues that the general uptrend in its price over the lifetime of Bitcoin does not make it a reliable store of value. For the banking behemoth, the lack of regularity in the exchange of goods and services for Bitcoin means it also lacks symbolic value in real terms.

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The beginning of the following quotation from the banks report is rather telling:

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The cryptocurrency industry has received the recognition of being one of the fastest growing industry segments, with unparalleled opportunities. However, the crypto-industry has been struggling to reach its full potential due to various long-standing challenges which are hampering progress. Despite its ambiguous relationship with the traditional financial sphere as its competitor and potential partner, an enormous growth in value and variety of assets has made it extremely attractive for investors.

Statistics certainly attest to that fact that cryptocurrencies are not a fad that will blow over but are here to stay. In 2017, crypto-based funding volume surpassed those from traditional avenues like IPOs and private equity. At the same time, with a current market capitalization of cryptocurrencies exceeding $200 billion and continuing to grow exponentially, there is an increase in demand for additional ways to invest in the cryptocurrency-driven economy.

One of the prime examples is the sudden growth in interest for the Bitcoin-linked Greyscale fund in August 2017, which drove its price by over 110% than that of the actual underlying Bitcoin assets. Given this background, demand for securitized crypto assets and crypto derivatives in the next five years is expected to continue to skyrocket.

Investors wishing to acquire crypto assets or exposure to the cryptocurrency growth are now presented with two options either to purchase raw cryptocurrency over a cryptocurrency exchange or purchase a proxy through traditional financial markets. While both avenues are open to individual investors, for multiple reasons, the former is more or less closed to most institutional investors such as pension funds.

Some of the principal issues include a lack of titled rights usable by institutional investors; the lack of a legal framework to enable judicial recovery in case of disputes; and the substantial risk of theft due to security breaches. Cryptoassets cannot be audited at least by the Big Four accounting firms, and cannot be used as collateral within the standard commercial bank framework.
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The State Bank of India is planning to beta launch smart contracts and blockchain-based know-your-customer processes.

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JPMorgan Busted Laundering Money After Calling Bitcoin A Money Laundering Tool "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Score one for the poetic irony pages. Two months after JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon lashed out at bitcoin, calling it a fraud which is worse than tulip bulbs, warning it wont end well, will blow up and someone is going to get killed and threatened that any trader trading bitcoin will be fired for being stupid as it was merely a tool for money-laundering, today Swiss daily Handelszeitung reported that the Swiss subsidiary of JPMorgan was sanctioned by the Swiss regulator, FINMA, over money laundering and seriously violating supervision laws.

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