Litecoin LTC

$31.22
Market Cap $ 1.877 Bn (#8)
24h Volume $ 527.422 MM
Chg. 24h: -0.16%
Algo. score 3.2/5  (#441)
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LITECOIN: SORTEIO de 1 camiseta da seleção Brasileira autografada por Charlie Lee e John Kim

Por: Livecoins Olá Cripto entusiastas! Faça uma doação para a Campanha Litecoin (LTC) Adoção em Massa hashtag #LTCBrasil e participe de um sorteio exclusivo do Canal MamãeCrypto. Concorra a 1 Camisa da Seleção Brasileira autografada por duas celebridades internacionais do mundo de cripto moedas. A camisa que será sorteada foi autografada por Charlie Lee, o Litecoin Satoshi criador da Litecoin e também por John Kim seu braço direito e grande mentor dos voluntários da LTC. This shirt was signed by @SatoshiLite and yours truly for @miximports to auction off to bring #Litecoin awareness to Brazil! She is a integral part of the #LTCWestCoastTeam and translates Litecoin education from English to Portuguese! #IgniteTheFireLTC Brazil! pic.twitter.com/voeS9QLs5v — johnkimofficial.com Chief LTC Evangelist (@johnkim77) January 18, 2019 Para concorrer basta participar e fazer uma doação em LTC (equivalente ao mínimo de 0.05 LTC, menos de R$6 na cotação do Litecoins hoje) para o movimento de adoção em massa organizado pelos voluntários da Litecoin Foundation (LTC) e o canal MamãeCrypto. A contribuição deverá ser feita em Litecoin durante o período de arrecadação da campanha. Após o envio de sua doação, também é necessário enviar o comprovante de transação (transaction ID number) e endereço usado para o envio por e-mail para Mamãecrypto@gmail.com junto com o nome ou apelido do participante. Assunto: “Sorteio LTC Satoshi”. Uma vez que recebermos o email do participante enviaremos um e-mail de confirmação validando a participação baseada no valor de cada doação. Endereço de Envio: LcefcN3KpSQUAZB2HtDaWg9d8X84qjD2P3 Enviar Litecoin (LTC) apenas. Doação mínima: 0.05 LTC (valor varia de acordo com a cotação da Litecoin) Estimado $1.60 Dólares ou $6 reais Exemplo: Doe 0.15 LTC - 3 participações no sorteio O resultado do sorteio será divulgado no Youtube, no Blog, no portal Livecoins.com.br e em nossas redes sociais assim que conseguirmos atingir nossa meta de no mínimo 100 LTC até o dia 1 de Maio de 2019. Entraremos em contato com o ganhador por email com detalhes sobre a entrega. Ganhadores precisam responder ao nosso email em até 5 dias úteis. E também proporcionar um endereço de entrega e confirmação de participação. O objetivo dessa campanha é simplesmente educar a população brasileira sobre a existência de cripto moedas como uma alternativa ao dinheiro. Por isso optamos por usar somente a Litecoin para se participar dessa campanha. Com isso criamos um interesse em utiliza-la, a manusear uma carteira digital e consequentemente aprender as características da Litecoin como uma moeda de troca e se educar mais sobre a tecnologia emergente das cripto moedas. Também gostaria de lembrar a todos que investir em cripto moedas continua sendo um investimento de alto risco. O mercado em sua infância continua volátil, mas isso não impede de entendermos melhor sobre essa alternativa. Não existem muitos riscos e sim algum benefícios quando usamos a Litecoin apenas como uma moeda de troca. Fazendo essa doação você aprende a fazer uso dessa tecnologia e ao mesmo tempo concorre a camiseta da seleção brasileira mais disputada do mundo de cripto moedas. Se você precisa de material educativo sobre a Litecoin para prosseguir entre no canal ou no blog e lá você encontrará vários vídeos e artigos com instruções passo à passo. Temos também o Livro: O Guia da Litecoin: Como comprar e usar disponível em português e gratuitamente para membros da Amazon Kindle. Para não membros o ebook está a venda na Amazon por R$6,99 o download e $25,85 a copia. Em poucos passos você aprenderá como converter Reais por Litecoin. Abaixo segue um comparativo das 5 casas de cambio mais populares do Brasil para ajudar na escolha em qual exchange trocar sua Litecoin, Reais, ou outras cripto moedas. Contribuir com o Projeto de adoção em massa é ajudar na disseminação de um material informativo, seguro sobre cripto moedas e tecnologia blockchain. Ainda não se é possível encontrar variedade de material informativo de qualidade sobre essa tecnologia emergente. Por isso todo esforço é válido. Especialmente por ser uma rede descentralizada, cabe a nós voluntários perpetuar os ideais originados pelos desenvolvedores originais das moedas descentralizadas, como a Litecoin, Bitcoin, ethereum outras. Em contraste, as centralizadas como a Ripple, Stellar e outras possuem poder corporativo e verba para investir em marketing. Nós voluntários precisamos levar essa comunidade descentralizada juntos! Portanto contamos com apoio de vocês para continuar nessa jornada educativa! A hora é agora de aprendermos a usar essa grande tecnologia que um dia poderá nos liberar das grandes influencias do banco nos poupando taxas e resgatando nossa privacidade entre outras vantagens. Mostre seu apoio também se inscrevendo no canal e no blog da mamãecrypto e seguindo nossas novidades nas redes sociais. Youtube, Blog, Twitter, Facebook e outros Boa sorte a todos!

an hour ago

OpenBazaar 2.3 tiene cartera con múltiples criptomonedas y nuevo soporte para Litecoin

Anteriormente los usuarios eran forzados a decidir en que moneda deseaban comprar o vender, ahora pueden utilizar múltiples monedas en la misma instalación de forma simultanea.Tras meses de trabajo en la versión 2.3 el equipo de OpenBazaar hace anuncio del lanzamiento el cual tiene cambios significativos con respecto al funcionamiento de la cartera. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Previamente al momento de iniciar el nodo OpenBazaar los usuarios debían elegir la moneda que deseaban utilizar entre Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash y ZCash, a partir de esa decisión podían únicamente utilizar tal moneda para todas las ventas o compras, si deseaban utilizar otra de las monedas disponibles tenían que lanzar otro nodo en paralelo.Con el lanzamiento de OpenBazaar 2.3 los usuarios ya no están forzados a hacer la decisión de utilizar una sola criptomoneda, ahora pueden comprar, vender, enviar y recibir múltiples monedas con la misma cartera.Para la versión 2.3 OpenBazaar soporta cuatro criptomonedas:BitcoinBitcoin CashZCashNuevo: LitecoinSoporte para Ethereum está casi terminado y será añadido pronto junto con otras monedas.En este video se muestra como funciona la multi-carteraComentarioscomercio electronico, ecommerce, OpenBazaarThe post OpenBazaar 2.3 tiene cartera con múltiples criptomonedas y nuevo soporte para Litecoin appeared first on DiarioBitcoin.

an hour ago

Falcon Private Bank Launches Crypto Wallet With Support for Direct BTC and BCH Transfers

Switzerland’s Falcon Private Bank has introduced a cryptocurrency wallet as well as support for direct transfers of BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC for private and institutional investors. The bank said investors can now directly transfer cryptocurrencies to and from its own “segregated Falcon wallets.” They can also convert their digital coins into cash. Also read: Chile to Start Taxing Cryptocurrency Earnings in Second Quarter of 2019 ‘Fully Bankable Blockchain Assets’ In a press release published on Jan. 21, Falcon claimed that its latest offering “makes blockchain assets fully bankable.” The Zurich-based bank also claimed to provide secure storage thanks to its “proprietary custody solution.” “Clients can place trading orders conveniently through e-banking or a dedicated relationship manager,” said Falcon. “Digital assets are included in portfolio statements as well as in tax reporting documents.” The bank stated it had developed a process that ensures full compliance with Switzerland’s anti-money laundering and know-your-customer laws and regulations. It claimed to have a multi-level protection that covers hardware, software, and transaction processes. “Our custody solution has been audited and reviewed by independent providers,” Falcon detailed. Martin Keller, chief executive officer of the Swiss private bank, commented: Falcon has ... demonstrated its expertize ... in the digital assets space by merging traditional private banking services with innovative financial solutions. Progressive Switzerland Allows Crypto Firms to Flourish Founded in 1965 as Ueberseebank, Falcon Private Bank is Switzerland’s 26th largest foreign-controlled bank by total assets. The bank has more than $15 billion worth of client assets under management and has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, London and Zurich. It was licensed as a bitcoin asset management company by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in July 2017. However, the bank has reportedly set its minimum bitcoin investment threshold at two million Swiss francs ($2 million), cutting off many Swiss citizens from investing through it. Switzerland has taken a progressive stance toward cryptocurrencies by legalizing their use and formalizing crypto transactions in a range of different contexts. But some crypto projects still struggle to open bank accounts, and cryptocurrency-focused bankers and investors still complain about a relative lack of regulatory clarity, as it remains unclear whether cryptocurrencies can be considered legal tender in certain contexts. Switzerland sees virtual money and blockchain technology as strategic innovations in global finance. It is therefore determined to maintain and expand the jobs it has to offer in the field. The country’s tax regulator views cryptocurrencies as assets that should be subject to wealth taxes and declared on annual tax returns. What do you think about Falcon Bank’s new offering? Let us know in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Express yourself freely at Bitcoin.com’s user forums. We don’t censor on political grounds. Check forum.Bitcoin.com The post Falcon Private Bank Launches Crypto Wallet With Support for Direct BTC and BCH Transfers appeared first on Bitcoin News.

3 hours ago

Litecoin [LTC] Technical Analysis: Bears retain the upper hand as bulls offer weak resistance

Litecoin [LTC] is one of the many cryptocurrencies that is facing a difficult period of late since the unexpected slump of January 10, 2019. It has struggled to get out of the bear’s grasp for a while now, which does perhaps raise concerns about the immediate future of LTC. At the time of press, LTC was priced at $31.01, way below its value of $40.79 on 8 January. It has a market cap of $1.863 billion and a 24 hr trading volume of $554 million, with a majority of it ( $58.42 million or 9.96%) being contributed to by ZB.com, via the trading pair LTC/USDT. Finally, LTC’s value has fallen by a significant 6.45% over the last 24 hours. 1-hour Source: TradingView The 1-hour chart demonstrated a significant downtrend that extended from $33.381 to $31.106 after a brief uptrend that extended from $33.307 to $33.697. The last point of resistance was at $33.723 while the support point at $30.744 was holding strong. The Parabolic SAR has the markers above its candlesticks, an indication of a bearish market. However, considering it’s flattening, it would seem that the bulls are offering some resistance over the last hour. The Chaikin Money Flow has the line creeping its way over zero, suggesting that money is slowly trickling back into the market on the back of the bulls. The Relative Strength Index indicates that after a point when the market was oversold and was bearish, both the buying and selling pressures have evened out. 1-day Source: TradingView The 1-day chart exhibits a continuing downtrend extending from $40.155 to $32.863 while the last uptrend was witnessed over two weeks ago and ranged from $34.289 to $40.079. The support point is holding strong at $30.411 while the last point of resistance was at $40.131. The Bollinger Bands are neither expanding nor contracting, which indicates that volatility in the market is holding steady. The MACD shows that the signal line is way over the blue MACD line and thus, the projection is one of a bearish market in the immediate future. The Klinger Oscillator has the reading line well below the signal line and therefore, suggests that the market has a bearish trend. Conclusion All the above indicators would suggest that the market is overwhelmingly bearish and shall remain so in the future. And although indicators such as the SAR, Chaikin and RSI suggest some form of bullish resistance, the near future of LTC, as suggested by other indicators, remains firmly in the bear’s realm. The post Litecoin [LTC] Technical Analysis: Bears retain the upper hand as bulls offer weak resistance appeared first on AMBCrypto.

3 hours ago

Korea’s Biggest Conference is Around the Corner

CoinSpeaker Korea’s Biggest Conference is Around the Corner Chain Plus Korea organized by Chainers and MTN (Money Today Network, the 3rd largest Economic Media Group) is about to open on January 23-24 2019 at the Seoul Dragon City in Seoul, with the prediction of 2,000+ audience to attend from worldwide. The conference was not only responded well by global top investment institutions, exchanges, world-famous blockchain medias, industry leaders, and high-quality blockchain companies, but also strongly supported by government from many countries. Being a top blockchain incubator and accelerator based in Seoul, Chainers has decided to contribute himself into building up a healthy ecosystem from the date of establishment. Therefore, Chain Plus 2019 would focus on the government policy, industrial trend, potential opportunities and future development of blockchain industry in Korea as well as real use cases, hot topics and deep insight from a global perspective. A group of unprecedentedly luxurious speakers will show up to share their insights of the industry including many government officials both in Korea and worldwide. Government Officials Won-soon Park, Mayor of Seoul; Woongrae Noh, Chairman of Science, ICT, Broadcasting, and Communications Committee, The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea; Wonki Min, Vice Minister of Science and ICT; Heekyoung Song, Co-president of Fourth Industrial Revolution Forum, The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea; Byounggwan Kim, Member of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea; Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister for Malta Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation; Kalle Palling, Parliament of Estonia Reform Party; Kaspar Korjus, Managing Director of Estonia E-Residency; Industry Masters and Mentors Tim Draper, Founder of Draper Associates Tim Draper; Yao Yongjie, Chairman of Grand Shores (China’s largest and government-invested Blockchain investment fund); Richard Jung, CEO of Blockchain Korea, North Asia VP of Block.One; Robert Wiecko, COO of Dash; Rikke Rasmussen, Head of Creative_Bitfinex; Franklyn Richards, Litecoin Operator & Litecoin Haus CEO; Jimmy Nguyen, nChain Group, CEO & Bitcoin SV Ambassador; Zhou Shuoji, Founder of FBG Capital; Jackey Wang, 500 Startups Partner, etc. In addition, the conference is the first event which has all the top five Korean exchanges to attend including Bithumb, Upbit, CoinOne, Cashierest and CPDAX. At the same time, the conference has attracted more than 50 top investment institutions in the industry: Draper Associates, FBG Capital, Grand Shores, Node Capital, OK Capital, 500 Startups, Yeoman’s Capital, 8 Decimal Capital, JRR Crypto, J One Capital, Hashkey, ZB Capital, etc. During the conference, participants and audience will not only have the opportunity to talk to industry experts from worldwide such as MyToken, WaykiChain, Lambda, Contentos(COS), Cumberland, ChainUP, Cocos-BCX, YEECO, BitRock, Insolar, Transit Protocol, Betstore9, ZB Capital, DX.Exchange, ChartIQ, Covalent, Broctagon Fintech Group, Bitsdaq, Paralism, Everyball and etc, but also Korean conglomerates who want to shift part of their business in blockchain industry or combine their existing business with blockchain technology such as Hyundai Motor, Samsung SDS, SK Telecom, LG U+, DOOSAN, Busan Bank, Lotte Group, KT Telecom, Hanwha Group, Korea Investment and Securities, GS Caltex, KB Securities, Korea Science and ICT Commission, Korea Financial Services Commission, Shinhan Bank-Blockchain Research Labs and etc. The conference covers almost the entire ecology of blockchain. Global leaders from around the world will attend to discuss and present various topics about blockchain industry, cryptocurrency, decentralized networks, economics, finance, etc. Attendees will gain a wealth of insights and information about the state of blockchain industry through discussion and networking parties. Korea’s Biggest Conference is Around the Corner

5 hours ago

How to Make Profit from Bitcoin? Sharing by Bexplus Expert Player

CoinSpeaker How to Make Profit from Bitcoin? Sharing by Bexplus Expert Player The Bitcoin, which is considered as the gold in cryptocurrency area by market capitalization has received a massive decline from its record high of about $20,000 in 2017 to the present value of $3,600. Some investors have given up on the value of cryptocurrency through sell-off, while others believe that the bullish trend is near once again. Whether investing in BTC from a bull or bear market, the only result you want is to profit from it. Read on and see how to make profit from Bitcoin investment. Basically, there are three ways to earn money on BTC investment: Simply buy BTC and wait for the appreciation. BTC to USDT Transaction. When BTC is about to plunge, exchange to USBT to pocket the difference, and vice versa. BTC futures trading is two-way profitable. No matter the market is up or down, you both have chance to earn money as long as there is price fluctuation. Based on the Current Trend, Which Way is Better? Investing BTC spot and wait for the appreciation may be inadvisable, as the BTC price have been keeping the downward trend since January 2018. Though it is hard to predict whether the price will soaring again or not, investing BTC spot trade, looking forward to its rising to its peak, requires a super high time-cost. USDT is called a stablecoin because it is designed to always be worth $1.00. To exchange BTC to USDT means that you can pocket the difference by change BTC to USDT when the BTC price is about to fall ,or change USDT to BTC when the BTC price is about to rise, which enables you to avoid overall risks. What I recommend is BTC Futures Trading. Bitcoin futures contracts are a kind of trading agreement to buy or sell a certain amount of BTC at a specific price with X times leverage added. For example, buy/long BTC means that speculators can place a “bet” that the price of BTC will rise in the future. Conversely, to sell/short BTC means to “bet” that BTC will fall. In addition, with X times leverage added, investors can enter a large trade though they only hold a smaller amount of BTC. That means you can have chance to earn profit whether the BTC price is up or down. Trade BTC Futures Contracts in Bexplus Bexplus is a world-leading Bitcoin futures exchange reported by Nasdaq. Established in Hong Kong late 2017, its offices have covered many regions and countries all over the world, including the USA, Brazil, Australia, India, Nigeria, Russia, with 15 supported languages. Just in one year, Bexplus has won the favor of 100,000+ users. Bexplus provides perpetual contracts for BTC, ETH and LTC with maximum leverage of 100 times. For example, you can use 1 BTC to open a 100 BTC long/short position. When the price goes up/down 1%, you can get 100% profit. You can also set the stop-profit and stop-loss points to lower the risks. Deposit Activity to Earn 50% BTC Free Bonus To deposit BTC in the Bexplus account, you can earn 50% BTC bonus, which can also be used to trade futures contract and withdrawn. The more deposit, the more bonus you will get! More: https://www.bexplus.com/en/cash_back Invite Friends to Join and Earn 30% Commission Invite friends to register and trade in Bexplus, you can share 30% transaction fee of your invitees as commission. Also both you and our invitees can enjoy 10% OFF service charge. More: https://www.bexplus.com/en/account/activity_show If you are a beginner, you can practise in the simulator mode with 10 BTC. You can also use P/L calculator to measure the profits and loss firstly for risks management. Join Bexplus with the invitation code: PCDfB and enjoy 10% off transaction fee. How to Make Profit from Bitcoin? Sharing by Bexplus Expert Player

6 hours ago

Crypto Market Weakens But Bottom Feeders May Stay Hungry

The cryptocurrency market has opened the new trading week under pressure on Monday, with almost the entire top twenty cryptocurrencies by market capitalization trading into the red. No clear fundamental catalyst appears to have provoked the latest crypto sell-off, although there has been speculation over bot trading; the market however appears to have succumbed to technical selling after a period of consolidation amongst the major players in the market. Ethereum, Litecoin and Maker are amongst the worst performing cryptocurrencies, while Tether and USD Coin have managed to eke out small intraday days so far. As always, it is always worth watching the market leaders, particularly Bitcoin, Ripple and Etherem for a better indication of whether today’s losses in the cryptocurrency market are indeed sustainable and likely to worsen or potentially just a early-week knee-jerk reaction to flush-out weaker hands before a counter move occurs. Ethereum 1-DAY Chart Source-Coinmarketcap.com Overall, I suspect we are now seeing market participants attempting to probe towards the multi-year lows created by a number of the most popular cryptocurrencies late last year. Technically, confirmation of a major bottom is important for traders, especially given the lack of follow through to the early month recovery seen in the crypto space. If we do indeed see a sustained decline below the multi-year lows created in December for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin alike, this should be considered an overwhelmingly bearish sign. A further continuation of the broader downtrend in cryptocurrency market would then be the most likely and favoured scenario over the short and medium-term horizons. On the other hand, if we see these key technical lows holding firm, I would expect cryptocurrencies to rally back towards their 2019 trading highs over the coming days and weeks, where traders would then to start to re-evaluate short and medium-term positioning. 1-DAY Chart Total Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization -Souce Coinmarketcap.com Looking at a one-day chart of the Market Capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency market, we can observe a sharp sell-off occurred, on relatively light volume it must be said, once the $124 billion support level was breached. The $17 billion to $16.9 billion support region is the next major technical area to watch if selling continues for the entire crypto market, with the recent major low just above $10 billion, created mid-December, the foremost support area below. Going forward, a break of $19.5 to $24 billion range is indeed worth watching, for traders and investors to get a broader gauge of the overall sentiment towards cryptocurrencies, as is a technical break of $3,100 to $3,660 price range for the number one cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Bitcoin. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! Decentral Media, Inc., the publisher of Crypto Briefing, is not an investment advisor and does not offer or provide investment advice or other financial advice. Nothing on this website constitutes, or should be relied on as, investment advice or financial advice of any kind. Specifically, none of the information on this website constitutes, or should be relied on as, a suggestion, offer, or other solicitation to engage in, or refrain from engaging in, any purchase, sale, or any other any investment-related activity with respect to any transaction. You should never make an investment decision on an investment based solely on the information on our website, and you should never interpret or otherwise rely on any of the information on this website as investment advice. We strongly recommend that you consult a licensed investment advisor or other qualified financial professional if you are seeking investment advice on an investment. The post Crypto Market Weakens But Bottom Feeders May Stay Hungry appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

8 hours ago

BitPanda Exchange Review 2019

Bitpanda is a top cryptocurrency exchange platform based in Austria. The 24/7 exchange offers a secure platform for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Bitpanda services are automated. Once a payment has been approved, the cryptocurrency gets sent to the buyer automatically. The automated process is behind Bitpanda positive reputation in the market. In 2016, Bitpanda won the best fintech startup award just two years after it began operations. Traders on Bitpanda can trade in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Bitcoin Cash and Ripple. The exchange was previously called Coinimal before rebranding to Bitpanda in 2016. According to the directors, the rebranding process was to usher in a fresh start. The exchange has more than 850, 00 registered users. How To Get Started With BitPanda Creating an account with Bitpanda takes about 30 seconds. It only requires an email address and a password. The process includes verifying your email address with the company. Bitpanda supports the two-factor authentication system which is used in the know your customer procedure. You are then required to provide your mobile number where you receive a 6-digit pin for verification. When the registration is complete, Bitpanda allocates customers with the appropriate account level. Each level has unique verification requirements. Bitpanda’s levels include Starter, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The levels determine transactions amounts of each account. Transaction limits are classified into daily, monthly. Total limits increase with account level. Gold is the highest verification level. It requires a webcam interview performed through a third-party company. Countries Supported By BitPanda Bitpanda operates in all European countries. However, other regions of the world like the United States are restricted. In Europe, we have limitations depending on the payment methods. Some countries support a specific means of payments while others don’t. The platform supports bank transfers from all European countries. Bitpanda’s Security Features Bitpanda uses the 2FA system to secure user accounts. The system is the underlying security protocol used for low-limit transactions. However, this system can be penetrated by hackers. Furthermore, Bitpanda conducts rigorous verification checks on customers before transacting high crypto volumes. The trading platform also boasts of additional security features like SSL Certificate, encrypted user data, Trezor for cold storage, separate web and wallet servers and SMS verification. Since the inception of the exchange in 2014, Bitpanda has not suffered security breaches. Bitpanda Fees When it comes to trading fees, Bitpanda is considered not to be transparent. The platform is changing slightly higher than the market rate when buying. When selling cryptos, the price is somewhat lower. The standard markup for buying stands at 1.5% whereas selling fees are at 1.3%. Furthermore, you can incur deposit charges when paying into the Coinmama account. Accepted Payment Methods Bitpanda’s payment methods are driven by the goal to make trading of cryptos across Europe easy. The platform, therefore, offers some great options. They have credit cards (Visa, Mastercard), SOFORT transfer, EPS, Giropay, Neteller, Skrill, Online Bank Transfer, SEPA and, Bitpanda to go. Across all the payment platform, SEPA is slowest as it takes about a day to reflect. Other payment options are much quicker. Some transactions can take five minutes to reflect. E-payment methods and credit cards can last up to 10 minutes. Bank transfers can take between a day and five business days. How To Stores Cryptos Purchased on Bitpanda Bitapanda has a default wallet for storing purchased cryptocurrencies. However, relying on this wallet can be risky. You can end up losing your digital assets if the exchange is hacked. User’s don’t have control of the private key and the person in charge can potentially steal your digital coins. If funds are stolen, retrieving them can be difficult. Customers can use a cloud-based wallet or desktop wallet which are on a computer. Bitpanda’s User Interface Every action on the Bitpanda website is seamless. The interface is simply intuitive. From creating an account to trading, everything is easy to navigate. Once you log in, there is a page with main features that are accessible by just one click. The sleek interface makes it easy to buy and sell cryptocurrency First-time visitors have an easy time navigating the website since it is user-friendly. Image Source: Bitpanda The post BitPanda Exchange Review 2019 appeared first on Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More.

8 hours ago

Litecoin [LTC] clear the FUD surrounding Github commits, Pushing for the Next Stage of its Evolution

Currently down over 90 percent from its ATH, Litecoin is focusing on the mainstream adoption, brand build-up, and Lightning Network with a progressive year ahead. Litecoin working on Developments & Making it More Well-known Earlier this month, Litecoin had shared that they are looking for a good year ahead with a lot of developments in the pipeline. In the latest blog by the community manager of Litecoin Foundation, Ilir Gashi reiterated, “Things to look out for are the Litecoin Core v0.17 which reduces network transaction fees by 10x; as well as private transactions onto the Litecoin blockchain; as well as the growing adoption of the Lightning Network and Atomic Swaps.” The blog to the main part has been to counter the FUD surrounding Github commits activity indicating Litecoin’s developments is becoming more inactive, which he says is untrue. Going deep into the matter, he shared that Litecoin is in fact regularly committing on Github, however, these activities in no way means development as it does not capture the entire code construction from start to finish. Also, being an open source platform means different developers and projects get to collaboratively work together, hence Litecoin doesn’t need to constantly strive to make new innovations to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. As has been emphasized on numerous occasions, “Litecoin aims to provide a cryptocurrency that compliments Bitcoin’s store of value proposition as well as differentiating itself as an efficient and effective financial payment solution to anyone everywhere around the world.” The 8th largest cryptocurrency has been pushing for mainstream adoption with different partnerships and is currently working on Lightning Network where it is constantly growing, now reaching 122 nodes, with 490 channels and around 56.14 LTC ($1,772.23) network capacity. Recently, Litecoin Foundation announced sponsorship of the UFC event that earned it some good stats on Twitter which according to Litecoin creator Charles Lee has been about building the brand, “So it kind of wanted like build that brand and make it more well-known and it’s really kind of helped a lot. I mean we’ve reached a lot of people, [they’ve] have reached out to us, talked about like coin just because if they heard about the UFC sponsorship yeah. I think it’s pretty cool, plus that the fight was pretty amazing.” Also, not to forget UFC announcer, Bruce Buffer’s “take control of your money and pay with Litecoin!” On the price front, while being down over 91 percent from its all-time high, Litecoin is currently trading at $31.16 with 24-hours loss of 1.07 percent. The post Litecoin [LTC] clear the FUD surrounding Github commits, Pushing for the Next Stage of its Evolution appeared first on Coingape.

8 hours ago

The financial revolution will be decentralized

Decentralized, open cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Monero introduce possibilities that others are yet to conceive. Despite the liberating choice, freedom and power that such cryptocurrencies give individuals, the bigger picture for regulators and capitalist-minded people is the underlying technology, aka blockchain. As mentioned in a report published by the Swiss Federal Council in regards to blockchain regulation: “While cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin... often attract the most public attention in connection with blockchain/DLT, this report is primarily interested in the underlying technology, which is also the most relevant for future developments.” Perhaps it is hard for people who have had control of the money supply to suddenly accept that there is a system which can essentially render their monopoly obsolete. Economists and powerful public figures have tried their best to stop this from happening. JP Morgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, made the following comment back in 2015 when asked about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies: “This is my personal opinion, there will be no real, non-controlled currency in the world... There will be no currency that gets around government controls. The technology will be used. It may be used to transport currency, but it will be US dollars.” Jamie Dimon, Fortune Global Forum, 2015 Interestingly, while some governments have attempted to obstruct the path of decentralized cryptocurrencies, conveying the idea that it is unsafe, a number of countries and now even Facebook are busy developing their own centralized alternatives. To give clarity, public decentralized cryptocurrencies are systems that empower the individual - putting an end to the monopoly on money creation. If the events after 2008 was not enough to show that centralized money creation is a dangerous idea, then perhaps the next financial crisis will. As commented by the renowned Bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine: “I think that, fundamentally, nationally issued cryptocurrencies are business-as-usual. They don’t change the fundamental problem. The fundamental problem is centralized control and no government is going to issue a cryptocurrency that is not centralized. So they are just moving around the deck chairs.” The dark side of convenience Decentralized cryptocurrencies are a powerful step forward in empowering individuals to break free from existing financial systems, those which offer little transparency, accountability or choice. A paradoxical system that is powered by debt - reaching new heights every year - while at the same time devaluing individual’s purchasing power through inflation. Though like any system, decentralized cryptocurrencies are not perfect. Bitcoin, for example, can be - if used incorrectly - used to monitor financial activities on a level never before seen. The same publicly accessible transaction history (ledger) which provides many benefits from a transparency perspective can also be used to track transactions, locations, amounts and the forwarding address history. This was made possible through the introduction of centralized exchanges and custodial wallets - such as Coinbase and Bitfinex- that are linked to a person’s identity due to know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money-laundering (AML) laws. Unfortunately, many people do not seem to care for the greater good. Due to convenience and lack of knowledge, people end up using and supporting these compromised third party, centralized operators. On the positive side, due to the same centralized service providers being hacked, people are starting to understand that placing a decentralized cryptocurrency on a centralized exchange is in some ways like placing solar panels in a power station instead of your own roof - it defeats the entire point. To ensure the benefits provided by decentralized cryptocurrencies are not tainted or lost, we need to focus on services or tools that respect the innate decentralized, open principles (see an article discussing the benefits of owning your private keys). Decentralized wallets and exchanges There are a few options when it comes to decentralized exchanges and non-custodial wallets. Bisq is a great example of an open-source, decentralized exchange as it allows people to buy, sell, exchange cryptocurrencies and fiat in a peer to peer manner. As mentioned on their website: “Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin with the motivation to solve the problems of centralized payment systems so it seems inconsistent that centralized Bitcoin exchanges are still the primary way to acquire bitcoins. In our opinion the dominance and vulnerability of centralized exchanges is the Achilles heel in the current Bitcoin ecosystem.” The Bisq platform platform stores all your information locally. You can connect with other members and trade directly without having to go through an intermediary. Their core principles outline the importance of such decentralized tools. “We have developed a solutio

9 hours ago

Switzerland-Based Falcon Bank Launches Crypto Wallet with Fiat Withdrawals

Falcon Private Bank, a Switzerland-based bank, recently announced that it will support direct transfers and storage of cryptocurrencies. According to an official press release, private and institutional investors can now transfer a “selection” of cryptocurrencies to the bank’s “segregated Falcon wallets” and users have the option of converting cryptocurrency into fiat currency. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin are supported and the bank is considering adding additional digital assets in the future. Falcon explained that all blockchain assets are “fully bankable” and cryptocurrency will be included in bank statements and tax reporting documents. (RS)

9 hours ago

Cryptobuyer lanza el primer cajero ATM Bitcoin de Venezuela

El dispositivo está ubicado en la ciudad de Caracas y comenzará a operar en las próximas semanas.*** (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});El director de la plataforma de intercambio que opera en Venezuela, Cryptobuyer, anunció que la compañía inaugurará su primer cajero automático Bitcoin en el país sudamericano.En una entrevista realizada por la emisora Union Radio en Caracas, el director de Cryptobuyer, Jorge Farías, aseguró que la máquina ya se encontraba en el país:Vamos a instalar el primer cajero automático para el comercio de criptomonedas en Venezuela en el transcurso de las próximas dos semanas.Farías indicó que el equipo ya estaba ubicado en la que sería su sede física en la capital del país, y que por ahora, la compañía está ultimando pruebas para realizar su lanzamiento formal. El director de Cryptobuyer aseguró que en los próximos días publicarán más información al respecto a través de las redes sociales. No dio su localización exacta aún.Venezuela y el comercio con monedas digitalesLas operaciones con monedas digitales en el país sudamericano han permitido a los residentes sobrellevar la difícil situación económica que viven actualmente, ya que a razón del proceso hiperinflacionario que afecta a la moneda local y lo difícil que resulta acceder a divisas extranjeras por los mecanismos oficiales, las personas han optado por invertir en criptomonedas para proteger su poder adquisitivo y sustentar sus necesidades básicas.Actualmente el gobierno local impulsa la utilización de su propia moneda digital respaldada por el petróleo del país, el Petro, la cual es considerada por muchos como una estafa a razón de las muchas irregularidades presentes a lo largo de su historia, destacando especialmente la fijación arbitraria de sus precios en contra de los principios de los principales mercados internacionales.Criptomonedas como Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin y Dash gozan de mucha popularidad entre los residentes del país, en especial para adquirir bienes y servicios que resultan extremadamente costosos al pagarlos con la moneda de circulación nacional.Más opciones además de LocalBitcoinsDe acuerdo con datos publicados por el portal CoinDance, Venezuela figura como el país con el mayor volumen de operaciones comerciales en la región a través de LocalBitcoins, plataforma que conecta a compradores y vendedores permitiendo el intercambio manteniendo a resguardo los activos.Sin embargo durante la semana del 12 de enero, gran cantidad de usuarios reportaron a través de las redes sociales un presunto bloqueo al portal perpetuado por los principales proveedores de Internet del país. Aunque la situación se normalizó, lo ocurrido puso en evidencia la necesidad de otras alternativas para comerciar con la moneda digital.Aunque en el país operan otras plataformas de intercambio, el acceso a algunas fue bloqueado por dictamen de los organismos gubernamentales, bajo acusaciones de promover el desarrollo de actividades que atentan contra la moneda local. Las que siguen operando con normalidad han tenido que reajustar sus políticas para seguir comerciando en conformidad con las reglas impuestas por el Estado.De momento se desconoce cuáles serán los marcos regulatorios a los cuales estarán sujetas las operaciones con la moneda digital a través del cajero, así como los límites fijados y los requisitos que deben cumplir los usuarios para poder comprar y vender saldos BTC en el cajero.Con información de Bitcoinist y CryptoglobeVersión de Angel Di Matteo / DiarioBitcoinImagen de web de Cryptobuyer Discutebitcoin, Bitcoin Venezuela, cajero ATM BItcoin, Cajero Automático, caracas, criptomonedas, Cryptobuyer, localbitcoins, VenezuelaAdvertisements (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The post Cryptobuyer lanza el primer cajero ATM Bitcoin de Venezuela appeared first on DiarioBitcoin.

10 hours ago

New Year Brings New Offers: Bitcoin PR Buzz Announces Sales of Minimum USD 200

With a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto gave us Bitcoin, the industry has come a long way. Thousands of cryptocurrencies and nearly an equal number of platforms now exist, based on blockchain. With strong competition, a proper marketing and PR strategy can create the right buzz for a platform’s success Bitcoin PR Buzz: The Right Buzz Bitcoin PR Buzz, the oldest blockchain PR agency in the world, celebrates the new year by giving its clients discounts of up to USD200 on all PR packages during January. With over 5 years of experience, the firm has the right blend of expert writers, industry connections and marketing strategy to help bring the message to the right audience. The upgraded services guarantee not only press releases, but featured articles on the biggest crypto news platforms, such as BitcoinNews.com, CCN, Coinspeaker, The Merkle and Oracle Times. Bitcoin PR Buzz also caters to the Latin, Arab and Asian markets, through publications on Bitcoin News Latin America, Brazil, Arabia and Indonesia. Along aside from these, Bitcoin PR Buzz also publishes on other major news outlets such as Yahoo Finance, Reuters, NBC, Fox, WND.com, Boston Globe, Digital Journal and San Diego Tribune. Expanded Services Going beyond simple press releases and articles, Bitcoin PR Buzz spread its wings in 2018, by offering two new services: Professional Copywriting: Powered by a team of passionate writers, Bitcoin PR Buzz specializes in creating unique, professional looking articles that are top notch in quality and content. Each document goes through a quality and fact checking before being finalized to ensure every single work holds to the highest of standards. Social Media Management Services: Humans are a social being. Connecting with potential clients is made easy through Bitcoin PR Buzz’s university trained Social Media Manager who connects to people through major channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others. A biweekly update keeps clients aware at all times. New Year Sale Bitcoin PR Buzz had already reduced its pricing for up to USD 800 for all packages in its winter campaign last year, with options of publications to nearly additional 200 news platforms. The new year sees another 5% discounts on all packages. This means some services are offering a combined discount in excess of USD 1,000. Bitcoin PR Buzz makes it simple for platforms from every part of the world to access their services by accepting payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and many more Cryptocurrencies. About Bitcoin PR Buzz As the first blockchain dedicated press release agency, Bitcoin PR Buzz has served the crypto industry for over 5 years and has a list of satisfied and happy clients that exceed 600 in number. The agency has worked with some of the biggest names in the blockchain sector, such as LISK, ARK and UTRUST. The new discounts is a continued effort of the agency to provide affordable, reliable and fast paced services to the crypto community. For more information on the discounts, services and packages, visit the website or contact a UK based Account Manager. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post New Year Brings New Offers: Bitcoin PR Buzz Announces Sales of Minimum USD 200 appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

10 hours ago

Sunday Slump: Are Bots Wreaking Crypto Havoc?

A precipitous drop in prices - like the one that happened yesterday - is bound to have a demoralizing effect on a market in the midst of a bear cycle. The market plunged at around 11:20 GMT on Sunday morning, as the total value of all cryptocurrencies fell by $6bn in little more than an hour. Bitcoin’s (BTC) market cap decreased by $3bn - $200 per coin - with both Ether (ETH) and XRP taking a $400m hit each. Out of the other notable cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is down by $6; EOS by $0.10; Litecoin (LTC) down by $2. Stellar Lumens (XLM) was one of the least affected: it’s market cap fell by less than $100m. TRON (TRX) experienced a minor drop but has since recouped all of its losses, having surged in the past hour. What’s behind the fall? Sunday’s sudden drop took the market off-guard, in part because there’s no obvious cause to explain the decline. It does not appear to be a reaction to the Constantinople fork, which was delayed last Tuesday. Josh Bramley, the head of trading at crypto asset management firm BlockStars, says that yesterday’s “fast and aggressive” price movements had all the hallmarks of bot - or algorithmic - trading. “I strongly believe this market is full of algos [sic],” Bramley wrote in an email. “Bitcoin will go sideways on very low volume for a while then there would be a ‘random move’ which is not based on news or technicals.” He added: “I don’t buy into the idea it’s a big seller or buyer because we have a very large OTC market in crypto and if you were trading that on an exchange you would be more subtle.” “Fast and aggressive”. Bitcoin price action in the past month. Credit: CryptoCompare Algorithmic trading - ‘bots’ - is a computer based form of trading that has become commonplace in most financial markets in the last decade. They facilitate automatic orders, which are triggered by certain conditions or indicators in the market. These algorithms work fast and around the clock, making them ideally suited for frequent trading in multiple time zones. Bots have quickly replaced humans as traders in traditional markets. The Financial Times found that more than half of all equity trades in the US were executed by algorithms in 2018. They have also become widely used in crypto trading; many large firms already have them and some sites offer algorithms for retail investors too. But not everyone thinks Sunday’s slump can be quite so easily attributed to bots. Without discounting the idea, Mati Greenspan, senior market analyst at eToro, said it could have been a whale, or a “chain reaction” of stops and liquidations. In other words, he speculates, it could have been the result of a cascade of ‘sell’ orders, each triggered at a slightly lower market price. Are bots good for the market? The space is already “dominated” by algorithmic trading, Bramley says. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing: bots provide markets with volume and liquidity and determine price equilibriums. But in an immature market - like crypto - bots can also give traders the opportunity to profit from price disparities between exchanges. Otherwise known as arbitrage trading, bots excel at detecting price differences and exploiting them fully. Frank Wagner, CEO of INVAO, a blockchain asset pool, explains arbitrage trading as “very rapid buying and selling at precisely the right moment on different exchanges.” This practice, he says, also makes markets more secure, potentially attracting more institutional investors into cryptocurrency. Bramley thinks this key advantage will eventually lead to an evolution in the market: algorithms will take precedence over inexperienced retail traders. Existing bots will be superseded by more efficient bots as margins thin and the market matures. If trends continue, the majority of crypto trading may soon be limited to a few big firms locked in a constant algorithmic arms race. The Sunday slide is a perfect example of just how closely crypto is following the traditional markets. The author is invested in digital assets, including BTC and ETH which are mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Sunday Slump: Are Bots Wreaking Crypto Havoc? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

10 hours ago

Cryptobuyer lanzó el primer cajero ATM Bitcoin de Venezuela

El dispositivo está ubicado en la ciudad de Caracas y comenzará a operar en las próximas semanas.*** (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});El director de la plataforma de intercambio que opera en Venezuela, Cryptobuyer, anunció que la compañía inaugurará su primer cajero automático Bitcoin en el país sudamericano.En una entrevista realizada por la emisora Union Radio en Caracas, el director de Cryptobuyer, Jorge Farías, aseguró que la máquina ya se encontraba en el país:Vamos a instalar el primer cajero automático para el comercio de criptomonedas en Venezuela en el transcurso de las próximas dos semanas.Farías indicó que el equipo ya estaba ubicado en la que sería su sede física en la capital del país, y que por ahora, la compañía está ultimando pruebas para realizar su lanzamiento formal. El director de Cryptobuyer aseguró que en los próximos días publicarán más información al respecto a través de las redes sociales. No dio su localización exacta aún.Venezuela y el comercio con monedas digitalesLas operaciones con monedas digitales en el país sudamericano han permitido a los residentes sobrellevar la difícil situación económica que viven actualmente, ya que a razón del proceso hiperinflacionario que afecta a la moneda local y lo difícil que resulta acceder a divisas extranjeras por los mecanismos oficiales, las personas han optado por invertir en criptomonedas para proteger su poder adquisitivo y sustentar sus necesidades básicas.Actualmente el gobierno local impulsa la utilización de su propia moneda digital respaldada por el petroleo del país, el Petro, la cual es considerada por muchos como una estafa a razón de las muchas irregularidades presentes a lo largo de su historia, destacando especialmente la fijación arbitraria de sus precios en contra de los principios de los principales mercados internacionales.Criptomonedas como Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin y Dash gozan de mucha popularidad entre los residentes del país, en especial para adquirir bienes y servicios que resultan extremadamente costosos al pagarlos con la moneda de circulación nacional.Más opciones además de LocalBitcoinsDe acuerdo con datos publicados por el portal CoinDance, Venezuela figura como el país con el mayor volumen de operaciones comerciales en la región a través de LocalBitcoins, plataforma que conecta a compradores y vendedores permitiendo el intercambio manteniendo a resguardo los activos.Sin embargo durante la semana del 12 de enero, gran cantidad de usuarios reportaron a través de las redes sociales un presunto bloqueo al portal perpetuado por los principales proveedores de Internet del país. Aunque la situación se normalizó, lo ocurrido puso en evidencia la necesidad de otras alternativas para comerciar con la moneda digital.Aunque en el país operan otras plataformas de intercambio, el acceso a algunas fue bloqueado por dictamen de los organismos gubernamentales, bajo acusaciones de promover el desarrollo de actividades que atentan contra la moneda local. Las que siguen operando con normalidad han tenido que reajustar sus políticas para seguir comerciando en conformidad con las reglas impuestas por el Estado.De momento se desconoce cuáles serán los marcos regulatorios a los cuales estarán sujetas las operaciones con la moneda digital a través del cajero, así como los límites fijados y los requisitos que deben cumplir los usuarios para poder comprar y vender saldos BTC en el cajero.Con información de Bitcoinist y CryptoglobeVersión de Angel Di Matteo / DiarioBitcoinImagen de web de Cryptobuyer Discutebitcoin, Bitcoin Venezuela, cajero ATM BItcoin, Cajero Automático, caracas, criptomonedas, Cryptobuyer, localbitcoins, VenezuelaAdvertisements (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The post Cryptobuyer lanzó el primer cajero ATM Bitcoin de Venezuela appeared first on DiarioBitcoin.

10 hours ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Wyoming To Define Cryptocurrencies As Money, And Overstock’s tZERO Is Set To Launch Next Week

The State of the Market — January 21, 2019 BTC: $3,584.80 (-0.48%) XRP: $0.321531 (-0.18%) ETH: $117.73 (-1.94%) After an entire week of stability, the market saw some minor action over the weekend. On Saturday, the bulls tried to gain control and failed to go past Bitcoin’s resistance at $3,800. Later, on Sunday, the bears gained control. However, they also failed to push Bitcoin’s price significantly below $3,600. The market is back to its same position as it was before the start of the weekend. The top 25 cryptocurrencies changed by less than 2% in the last 24 hours and we may be in for another week of low volatility. In other news, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have revealed a seven-point collaboration plan which includes the creation of a new cryptocurrency. The Saudi-Emirati crypto pilot is targeted for financial institutions at an experimental phase. The pilot seeks to explore blockchain technology implications and to aid cross border transactions. Also, Coingate, a cryptocurrency payments platform, has integrated the Lightning Network (LN) to Litecoin as an effort to boost its Litecoin transaction volume. Currently, Litecoin accounts for 10 percent of Coingate’s monthly volume and marketing manager Veronika Mishura believes the LN will encourage users to use the altcoin due to the reduced fees. 1) The US state Wyoming has introduced a bill seeking to clarify the classification of digital assets. The bill proposes that crypto assets be classified as either digital securities, virtual currencies, or digital consumer assets. Also, it proposes that these assets should fall under the category of intangible personal property and virtual currencies should be treated the same as fiat money. Additionally, it lets banks to act as qualified custodians according to SEC regulations. On Jan 16, another bill was introduced by the state seeking to allow the issuance of blockchain-based tokens by corporations which represent stocks. 2) Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock has announced that tZERO is set to launch next week. tZERO is a security token trading platform run by Medici Ventures, Overstock’s venture fund. In August 2018, the company sold over $134 Million worth of security tokens in a security token sale to nearly 1,000 investors. Just last week, the tokens were distributed to the investors. tZERO will offer a security and settlement platform on the blockchain. The platform will allow investors to trade the tZERO tokens. Eventually, Byrne expects to have at least 60 different companies listed on the platform. 3) Chip manufacturing giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported a significant drop in revenue from crypto mining. In its Q4 2018 financial report, TSMC CEO C. C. Wei said the revenue from HPC (high-performance computing) segment was down on a year-on-year basis. Without mentioning the actual number, he said the drop is almost in double-digits. Nearly 60% of Bitmain’s total chip supply comes from TSMC. However, with Bitmain itself suffering from massive financial losses, it is affecting TSMC. The company posted total revenue of $9.4 Billion for Q4, up by 2% this year. (VS)

12 hours ago

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Technical Analysis: Market correction lets bulls takeover the short-term

After the surprising high of Bitcoin Cash [BCH] at the beginning of the past weekend, proponents looked hopeful but the market correction soon pushed back the positive prospects. Just a day after BCH added over $60 million to its market cap in, the market cap stumbled by 5.43 percent as stabilizing forces began to take over. The price of Bitcoin Cash has declined by over 5 percent against the US dollar and is now the second-worst performing coin in the top-10, behind Litecoin [LTC]. The market cap of the Bitcoin hardfork is now under $2.2 billion, with the coin’s price down to $124, after reaching $131 just 48 hours ago. In terms of exchange volume division, P2PB2B boasts the three highest BCH trading volumes, with $16.47 million (7.29 percent), $15.47 million (6.85 percent), and $14.78 million (6.54 percent) with the BCH/USD, BCH/BTC, and BCH/ETH respectively. The trailing top exchanges are LBank and BitMart. 1-hour: Straight off the bat, two prominent downtrends stick out in the one-hour chart, the first extending from $134.85 to $127.83 and the second, a more immediate one, ranging from $128.6 to $122.5. No prominent uptrend is noticed, barring a brief one from $126.21 to $129.49. Bitcoin Cash has found support level at $125.41 during the previous week with the more immediate support level at $120.41. The two resistance levels mimic each other at $129.79 and at $130.51 respectively. The Awesome Oscillator indicates a bullish market, as the AO line is below 0, with decreasing momentum as the bars are reducing their severity. The Fisher Transform indicates a bullish switch in the market. The MACD line shows that Bitcoin Cash has been in a bearish market since 10:00 UTC on 20 January. However, it has shifted to the bull’s side now. 1-day: In the one-day chart, Bitcoin Cash witnessed two significant downtrends, one before the hardfork and one after it. The more prominent latter downtrend still persists and has extended from $629.55 to $134.26, a whopping 78.67 percent decline. In the midst of the aforementioned downtrend, a brief uptrend was noticed from $88 to $199.7 in mid-December. Bitcoin Cash found resistance at $629.55 immediately prior to the hardfork, and since then the next resistance level was recorded at $197.44. The coin’s major support level in the one-day chart was pegged at $411.8, in September and October, however, it has since dipped to $75.59. The Bollinger Bands indicates that the volatility of Bitcoin Cash has decreased since the start of the year while the Moving Average line points to a bearish trend. The Parabolic SAR shows that the bears have taken control of the BCH market post-Christmas, with the dotted lines aligned above the coin’s one-day trend line. The Relative Strength Indicator shows that Bitcoin Cash is being increasingly sold-off by investors since mid-December. At press time, the RSI of BCH stood at 38.44, down from 58.19 on 23 December, 2018. Conclusion The recent decline of Bitcoin Cash has followed the trend since the coin’s hardfork, as indicated by the one-hour and the one-day chart. However, major indicators point to a bullish market for Bitcoin Cash now. The post Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Technical Analysis: Market correction lets bulls takeover the short-term appeared first on AMBCrypto.

19 hours ago

Crypto Market Wrap: $5 Billion Dumped to Bottom of Trading Range

Market Wrap Crypto markets dump to bottom of trading range, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin suffering, TenX still climbing. Following almost a week of inactivity crypto markets have started to dump again. A break through support zones for several of the major crypto assets has resulted in total market capitalization plunging back below $120 billion again for the fourth time since the end of November. Bitcoin has failed to hold above $3,700 and dumped almost 4% to an intraday low of $3,585. It is currently clinging on to support at $3,600 but is looking bearish at the moment and further losses could be imminent. As usual the rest of the market has followed suit with Ethereum getting hit harder than the two above it. ETH has plummeted back to $117 with a daily dump of 5.5%. The gap to second placed XRP has widened back up to almost $1 billion again as the Ripple token only lost half the amount. An entirely red top ten compounds those Monday morning blues with Litecoin losing most of its 5% gained yesterday. Bitcoin Cash has also dumped over 5% and EOS is not far behind it during the day’s Asian trading session. Tether has flipped Stellar again to take sixth spot. An equally painful top twenty sees Maker slide the most at nearly 9% as it is about to be flipped by Zcash. Cardano, Dash and Neo are all ditching over 5% on the day has markets retreat once again. TenX is still enjoying the fomo today with a PAY pump of 30% over the past 24 hours. The Singapore issued credit cards still driving momentum for today’s top one hundred performer which is the only altcoin making double figures. Getting dumped by doubles at the moment is Holo, Revain and Augur dropping around 12% each. Just below $5 billion has been dumped out of crypto since the same time yesterday. The 4% slide has taken market capitalization back to $119 billion, its lowest level since last Monday. The monthly view still shows a range bound market but we are now right at the bottom of that trading range as dark clouds still loom in crypto land. Market Wrap is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Crypto Market Wrap: $5 Billion Dumped to Bottom of Trading Range appeared first on NewsBTC.

19 hours ago

Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Sellers In Control Below $33

Litecoin price failed to break the $33.00 resistance and declined recently. LTC is currently trading above $30.00 and recoveries towards $32.00 or $33.00 could face sellers. Key Talking Points Litecoin price failed once again to clear the $33.00 and $33.20 resistances (Data feed of Kraken) against the US Dollar. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $31.50 on the hourly chart. LTC price is currently consolidating above $30.00, but it remains at a risk of more losses towards $28.00. Litecoin Price Analysis In the last litecoin analysis, we discussed above the next key break in LTC price against the US dollar. The LTC/USD pair failed to gain bullish momentum above the $33.00 resistance, resulting in a bearish zone. Looking at the chart, LTC price topped near the $33.05 level and traded below the $32.00 and $31.00 support levels. There was even a close below the $31.50 support level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, there was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $31.50 on the hourly chart, opening the doors for more losses. The price traded close to the $30.00 support level and a new intraday low was formed at $30.33. At the moment, there is a short term contracting triangle formed, with resistance at $30.80 on the same chart. Above the triangle, the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $33.03 high to $30.33 low is at $30.97. Therefore, a break above $31.00 is needed for a short term recovery. The next key resistance is near $31.50, the 100 hourly simple moving average, and the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $33.03 high to $30.33 low. To start a fresh upward move towards the $33.00 resistance, litecoin price must move past the $31.50 resistance and the 100 hourly SMA. If LTC buyers fail to clear the mentioned resistance, there is a risk of a downside break below the $30.00 and $29.50 support levels. The next main support is at $28.00 and $27.50. The market data is provided by TradingView. The post Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Sellers In Control Below $33 appeared first on Ethereum World News.

19 hours ago

Biggest losers: Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] slump by 5%

The cryptocurrency market has once again succumbed to sideways movement and has now suffered a bear attack. As of January 21, major coins seem to be in a bad shape as many have fallen over 5%, at the time of press. The top losers of the market are Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC], and Bitcoin Cash [BCH]. Ethereum Source: CoinMarketCap According to the one-hour chart, Ethereum [ETH] the third-largest cryptocurrency, was valued at $117.23, with a market cap of $12 billion. The coin registered a 24-hour trade volume of $2.7 billion, with a fall of 5.95% over the past day. The coin has been falling over the past seven days by 0.97% and is still falling by 1.29% within the past hour. The coin was highly traded on Bibox with the EOS/ETH pair. It reported a volume of $98 million. Bibox took the second place too with the ETH/BTC pair, and registered a volume of $94 million. The third place was taken by DOBI Exchange, with a volume of $89 million with the ETH/BTC pair. Litecoin Source: CoinMarketCap Litecoin [LTC], the eighth-largest coin, was valued at $31.24, with a market cap of $1.8 billion at the time of press. It registered a 24-hour trading volume of $588 million, with a fall of 5.51% over the past day. The coin registered growth in the past seven days by 1.65%, but is falling at the time of press, by 0.05% over the past hour. The coin registered a maximum trading volume on ZB.COM, with a trading volume of $80 million on the LTC/USDT pair. The second place was taken by OKEx, with a trading volume of $29 million on the LTC/USDT pair. The third place was taken by OKEx on the LTC/BTC pair and the volume registered was $27 million. Bitcoin Cash Source: CoinMarketCap The fourth-largest coin, Bitcoin Cash [BCH], was valued at $122.91, with a market cap of $2 billion. The coin registered a 24-hour trade volume of $213 million, with a fall of 5.43% over the past day. The coin plunged even on the seven days chart by 2.89% and is still not recovering, as it dipped by 0.70%. The coin registered a maximum trading volume on P2PB2B, with a trading volume of $16 million on the BCH/USD pair. Second on the list was P2PB2B with the BCH/BTC pair, registering a volume of $15 million. The same exchange took the third place too, with a volume of $14 million with the BCH/ETH pair. The post Biggest losers: Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] slump by 5% appeared first on AMBCrypto.

20 hours ago

Biggest losers: Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] nosedive 5%

The cryptocurrency market has once again succumbed to sideways movement and has now suffered a brutal bear attack. As of January 21, major coins seem to be in a bad shape as many have fallen over 5%, at the time of press. The top losers of the market are Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC], and Bitcoin Cash [BCH]. Ethereum Source: CoinMarketCap According to the one-hour chart, Ethereum [ETH] the third-largest cryptocurrency, was valued at $117.23, with a market cap of $12 billion. The coin registered a 24-hour trade volume of $2.7 billion, with a fall of 5.95% over the past day. The coin has been falling over the past seven days by 0.97% and is still falling by 1.29% within the past hour. The coin was highly traded on Bibox with the EOS/ETH pair. It reported a volume of $98 million. Bibox took the second place too with the ETH/BTC pair, and registered a volume of $94 million. The third place was taken by DOBI Exchange, with a volume of $89 million with the ETH/BTC pair. Litecoin Source: CoinMarketCap Litecoin [LTC], the eighth-largest coin, was valued at $31.24, with a market cap of $1.8 billion at the time of press. It registered a 24-hour trading volume of $588 million, with a fall of 5.51% over the past day. The coin registered growth in the past seven days by 1.65%, but is falling at the time of press, by 0.05% over the past hour. The coin registered a maximum trading volume on ZB.COM, with a trading volume of $80 million on the LTC/USDT pair. The second place was taken by OKEx, with a trading volume of $29 million on the LTC/USDT pair. The third place was taken by OKEx on the LTC/BTC pair and the volume registered was $27 million. Bitcoin Cash Source: CoinMarketCap The fourth-largest coin, Bitcoin Cash [BCH], was valued at $122.91, with a market cap of $2 billion. The coin registered a 24-hour trade volume of $213 million, with a fall of 5.43% over the past day. The coin plunged even on the seven days chart by 2.89% and is still not recovering, as it dipped by 0.70%. The coin registered a maximum trading volume on P2PB2B, with a trading volume of $16 million on the BCH/USD pair. Second on the list was P2PB2B with the BCH/BTC pair, registering a volume of $15 million. The same exchange took the third place too, with a volume of $14 million with the BCH/ETH pair. The post Biggest losers: Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] nosedive 5% appeared first on AMBCrypto.

20 hours ago

Crypto Market Tumbles: EOS, Tron (TRX), Bitcoin Cash, ADA Price Analysis

The total crypto market cap made a sharp U-turn and declined below the $115.00 support. EOS price is down around 5% and it broke the $2.45 and $2.40 support levels. Bitcoin cash price is under pressure and it recently broke the $125 support level. Tron (TRX) price failed to stay above the $0.0250 support and it could revisit $0.0220. Cardano (ADA) price declined more than 6% below the $0.0450 support level. Bitcoin and the whole crypto market fell sharply in the past few hours. BTC, Ethereum, ripple, EOS, BCH, ADA and altcoins are currently under a lot of selling pressure. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis Bitcoin cash price failed to stay above the $130 support level and recently started a sharp decline against the US Dollar. BCH/USD declined below the $126 and $125 support levels to move into a bearish zone. The price is down around 5.5% and it may continue to move lower towards the $120 or $118 support levels. If there is an upside correction, the previous supports near the $125 and $126 levels may now act as barriers for buyers in the near term. EOS, Tron (TRX) and ADA Price Analysis EOS price is down around 5% after it failed to gain pace above the $2.65 resistance. The price declined below the $2.50 and $2.40 support levels. The next key support is at $2.30 where buyers are likely to emerge. Tron price trimmed most of its recent gains and declined below the $0.0260 and $0.0250 support levels. TRX price is down 3.5% and it seems like it may continue to decline towards the $0.0220 support. Cardano price fell more than 6% after it broke the $0.0460 support. ADA price is now trading near the $0.0430 level, with an immediate support at $0.0420. The next major support is at $0.0412, followed by $0.0405. Looking at the total cryptocurrency market cap hourly chart, there was a sharp downside reaction from well above the $122.00B level. The market cap dipped sharply below the $120.00B support and a major bullish trend line on the same chart. It opened the doors for more losses and the market cap reached the $112.00B support level. There may be a short term correction, but upsides in BTC, ETH, tron, litecoin, EOS, ripple, XLM, IOTA and other altcoins remain capped. The post Crypto Market Tumbles: EOS, Tron (TRX), Bitcoin Cash, ADA Price Analysis appeared first on NewsBTC.

20 hours ago

CoinSpot Crypto Exchange Launches Large OTC Trading Desk

The Australian-based cryptocurrency exchange CoinSpot recently announced the launch of its specialized Over-The-Counter (OTC) trading desk which now allows members to perform high-volume transactions without the need of traditional public order books. The new trading desk was launched in order to help solve liquidity and slippage problems faced by larger volume clients. Trades on CoinSpots’s OTC desk must be greater than or equal to $50,000 AUD in value and will incur a 0.1% fee. The service is currently available for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Tether. (JF)

a day ago

Charlie Lee says Mimblewimble’s Grin and Beam could Scale Better than Bitcoin

Litecoin creator Charlie Lee recently spoke with Samson Mow on a recent episode of Magical Crypto Friends and during the interview, Lee spoke about the recent launch of Grin and MimbleWimble protocol. Lee believes that Beam and Grin are able to “do privacy and scalability without sacrificing anything” and he said that he was impressed by Mimblewimble’s ability to privatize a system when data is removed. Lee believes that this could make both coins more scalable than Bitcoin. When asked whether or not Mimblewimble protocol would be integrated to Bitcoin as a side chain or even on the main chain, he skeptically answered, “it could be done as a side chain for Bitcoin and for Litecoin but I’m not sure how useful it is as a side chain.” Lee then explained that security remains the main issue with side chains and until this issue is addressed he doesn’t think integrating Mimblewimble protocol is likely. (RS)

a day ago

Recent OpenBazaar Update Now Includes a New Multiwallet Feature

Following several months of hard work, the OpenBazaar team recently released its version 2.3 which contains significant changes to how the OpenBazaar wallet functions. The most significant update is the addition of a new multiwallet feature that enables users to buy, sell, send and receive multiple coins with the same wallet. Previously users had to choose one cryptocurrency to use and were required to run a separate node for each crypto. The coins currently supported by the multiwallet include Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Zcash, with more to be added in the future. (JF)

a day ago

Discussions About the Litecoin Halving Begin to Heat Up

With the Litecoin halving coming up later this year, talk around the LTC community and the greater cryptosphere have begun to pick up. When it comes to Bitcoin, the halving's have had a positive impact on the price, usually causing the value of BTC to increase in the time before and after the halving, and many are anticipating a similar effect for Litecoin. At the time of writing, the Litecoin halving is in 199 days and 12 hours, so don’t be surprised if this becomes one of the main discussion points during the summer of 2019. LTC is currently trading at $31.33. (JF)

a day ago

MimbleWimble’s Grin and Beam have the potential to be more scalable than Bitcoin, says Litecoin creator

Grin and Beam are currently the hot topics in the privacy space, top coins built on MimbleWimble protocol, the tech designed to solve the privacy and scalability of Bitcoin. Earlier this week, Grin made it to the headlines as the coin, which is considered to be the closest version of Bitcoin, plunged by over 97% within a few days of its launch. The MimbleWimble protocol was first introduced in the year of 2016, by Tom Elvis Jedusor, an anonymous developer, with both the names inspired by Harry Potter. With privacy as the core of this protocol, no one will be able to see the amount of cryptocurrency that is being sent and the addresses involved in the transaction, with only the information required to verify a transaction revealed. This protocol will be added to Monero, the leading privacy coin in the space, as a sidechain. Riccardo Spagni, the lead developer of Monero said on Twitter earlier this week, “Monero already *is* implementing a MimbleWimble sidechain, Tari”. During the latest episode of Magical Crypto Friends. Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream, Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin, Riccardo Spagni aka fluffypony, and Whale Panda, discussed Grin and Beam. Riccardo Spagni, when asked about whether he was felt threatened by the new privacy coin, stated that he is a “big advocate of anything that provides improved privacy.” He said: “I mean our criticisms of Zcash are not the privacy enhancing tech. I think that privacy enhancing technology if it’s done correctly is overall net positive and I will absolutely over time have criticisms of Grin and Beam as as things flesh out more and I think criticisms are good, you know, criticisms of Monero make Monero better so like those criticisms should be should be viewed in a positive light.” He went on to say that the reason he doesn’t feel threatened by the currency is that, according to him, it does not stop Monero from existing. “I think Monero is an interesting project whether it has one user or 100 users or a million users and whether the price is you know two cents of 20 cents of $2 doesn’t really matter so much to those in the technical community you work on it because they find it interesting because they find a different code base to get coins interested and so on” This was followed by Charlie Lee speaking about the coins, stating that the currencies are able to “do privacy and scalability without sacrificing anything.” Furthermore, Lee finds it interesting how the MimbleWimble technology makes a system private when data is removed, adding that it makes the coins even more scalable than Bitcoin. Succeeding this, Lee was asked whether this protocol will be implemented on Bitcoin as a side chain or on the main chain. To this, he stated that the hassle here is the security of the side chain. “the issue I have with side changes has always been like how do you secure it so having a separate coin seeker by mining, I mean, that security still the best right before work security so yeah it could be done as a side chain for a Bitcoin and for like coin. I’m not sure how useful it is as a side chain or how secure it is as a side chain.” The post MimbleWimble’s Grin and Beam have the potential to be more scalable than Bitcoin, says Litecoin creator appeared first on AMBCrypto.

a day ago

Litecoin vs Ethereum: Similar Price Action as Both Drop to Key Levels

Ethereum 4-Hour Chart If we draw Fibonacci retracements from the December low to the January high of both Ethereum and Litecoin, we see similar price action taking place. The majority of trading during the week in both Ethereum and Litecoin took place at the 50% retracement level. The bearish movements over the past 24 hours have resulted in both cryptocurrencies dropping below the 50% retracement level. After breaking below the 50% retracement level, Ethereum met support at $114 which was the point of a breakout in late December and has also come into play as support since. Litecoin 4-Hour Chart Litecoin is similarly meeting support after dropping below its 50% retracement level. Litecoin is meeting support at $30 which is a psychological point for traders and also has previously come into play as support. Bitcoin vs Ethereum vs Litecoin The more recent bearish conditions have seen altcoins such as Ethereum and Litecoin underperforming when compared to Bitcoin. Over the past two weeks, Bitcoin has depreciated 3% in value whereas Ethereum and Litecoin have depreciated 20% and 7% respectively. Ethereum largely outperformed other major cryptocurrencies during a surge which took place from mid-December to early January. However, it has since been underperforming all other major cryptocurrencies. Key Takeaways: Ethereum and Litecoin are showing similar price action when Fibonacci retracements are drawn from the December low to the January high. Both Ethereum and Litecoin traded around the 50% retracement level for the majority of the week but a drop over the past day resulted in Ethereum and Litecoin meeting support at the $114 and $30 levels respectively. Ethereum has underperformed compared to other major cryptocurrencies over the past two weeks. Ethereum had previously outperformed from mid-December to early January. Litecoin vs Ethereum: Similar Price Action as Both Drop to Key Levels was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

a day ago

The Daily: Coinspot Launches OTC Desk, Bitdeer Expands in Eastern Europe

Crypto exchange Coinspot has launched an over-the-counter trading desk in Australia and you’ll find more about the platform in this edition of The Daily. Elsewhere, computing power-sharing platform Bitdeer.com is focusing on Eastern Europe through a partnership with the largest digital asset trader in the region, Exmo. And in the U.S., expired Mccoins will get you a Big King. Also read: Sapphire Develops GPU for Grin, TSMC Sees Drop in Mining Revenue Crypto Exchange Coinspot Offers OTC Services to Australian Traders Australian cryptocurrency exchange Coinspot has announced the launch of its dedicated over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk. The platform will be able to process high-volume transactions for its members without the need to use the traditional public order books. The idea behind the project is to solve problems of liquidity for traders who want to deal in larger quantities. The company believes the OTC desk will reduce their exposure to fluctuations on the crypto markets. Lock-in pricing is expected to eliminate slippage and minimize the risks associated with high-volume trading. Clients can now buy and sell a number of digital assets, including bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), ripple (XRP), litecoin (LTC), and the stablecoin tether (USDT). Coinspot, which is among the leading crypto exchanges in Australia, promises access to the widest variety of digital coins in the country. The main condition for using the service is that each trade should be valued at AUD $50,000 (USD ~$36,000) or more. A 0.1 percent fee is applicable to transactions on the platform. Coinspot’s OTC desk will offer its users the services of a professional trading broker. Bitdeer Launches Russian Site, Partners With Exmo Bitdeer.com has launched a Russian version of its website. The announcement comes with the news that the computing power-sharing platform has teamed up with Exmo, the largest digital asset trading platform in Eastern Europe. The partnership will allow Bitdeer and Exmo to provide their users with the opportunity to participate in cryptocurrency mining with no technical insight or investments in server infrastructure. The two companies hope to popularize the minting of digital coins and contribute to the development of the crypto market. Offering new payment processing models and related customized products to the public is also part of their plans for the future. Bitdeer CEO Celine Lu described the two initiatives as a milestone for the company’s venture in Eastern Europe. “Through the new partnership with the region’s largest crypto exchange and the launch of a localized website, Bitdeer.com has geared up to bring the best service to local as well as global individual miners,” Lu said, noting that around a third of the platform’s users come from Russian-speaking mining communities. Despite the bearish trend in the crypto space, Bitdeer.com has seen its traffic reach over 1.2 million visits and over 50,000 daily active users. The platform has users from more than 165 countries. Over 40 percent of its orders have been placed by customers in the U.S. Leading crypto companies such as Huobi and Binance have been taking steps to expand their presence on the Russian market, establishing offices in the country and offering Russian-language services. Crypto exchange Exmo enjoys growing popularity in the greater Russian-speaking world thanks to supporting trading pairs with local fiat currencies such as the Russian ruble and the Ukrainian hryvnia. Burger Chains in Coin War Maccoins, which were minted last summer to mark the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac and ride the wave of the crypto craze, have expired. Now a major competitor is making its own marketing stunt at the expense of McDonald’s “global currency.” This week, fast food fans were invited to cash in their Maccoins at select Burger King locations in Chicago, U.S. media reported. Customers have been offered a free Big King XL in exchange for the tokens. Burger King claims its new sandwich has 175 percent more beef than the Big Mac and comes without a third bun. Last year McDonald’s “limited edition” coins provided holders anywhere in the world with a free Big Mac. What are your thoughts on today’s news tidbits? Tell us in the comments section. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post The Daily: Coinspot Launches OTC Desk, Bitdeer Expands in Eastern Europe appeared first on Bitcoin News.

2 days ago

Crypto Market Wrap: Litecoin Leading The Way as Markets Make Minor Moves

Market Wrap Crypto markets moving marginally this Sunday, Litecoin is leading, Binance Coin and NEO following up. Crypto markets have shifted gear a little this morning but major movements are still wanting. Following a week of complete inactivity markets are nudging closer to $125 billion in total capitalization but progress is still painfully slow in the land of the bears. As usual Bitcoin dominated market movements when it spiked to $3,750 yesterday. On the day BTC has made 1.7% and is holding these gains for the time being, trading at $3,730. Since last Sunday though things have been pretty flat with marginal movements in either direction. Ethereum has performed a little better with gains of over 2% taking it closer to $125 again. Constantinople, when it finally occurs, may push ETH prices higher but at the moment the bulls are missing in action. XRP has made smaller gains reducing the gap between the two back to $500 million in market cap. At the time of writing the top ten is all green with Litecoin making the most at almost 5%. LTC is currently trading at $33 and poised to catch Tether if it can break $2 billion market cap. Coingate’s adoption of Litecoin’s lightning network for payment processing seems to be the only thing driving momentum at the moment. There has been little movement for any of the other altcoins in the top ten over the past 24 hours. A similar picture can be seen in the top twenty with only Binance Coin and NEO exceeding 4% gains on the day. Cardano, Dash and Maker have made over 2% but the rest are generally inactive today. Holo is getting today’s fomo treatment with a 50% pump that is likely to go the opposite way tomorrow. Apollo Currency has also surged into the top one hundred with a similar pump and Revain and Augur are also doing will with almost 30% gains on the day. There are no altcoins dumping at the time of writing, only TenX is pulling back a little following yesterday’s surge. Around $2 billion has been added to crypto markets over the past 24 hours which has resulted in a 1.6% climb to $124 billion. No change in trade volume which is still at $16 billion leaves markets marginally higher than they were at the same time last weekend. Bitcoin and its ‘Bart-like’ spikes are still dominating proceedings in the crypto sphere. Market Wrap is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Crypto Market Wrap: Litecoin Leading The Way as Markets Make Minor Moves appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 days ago

Litecoin [LTC] Technical Analysis: Bears stall as bulls try to reassert control

Most cryptocurrencies are finding it difficult to recover from the unexpected slump on January 10, 2019. Litecoin [LTC] is no different and it has been struggling to get away from the bear’s grasp. At the time of press, LTC was valued at $31.59, with a market cap of $1.89 billion. The coin also registered a 24-hour trading volume of $472 million, with a majority of it being contributed to by OKEx via the trading pair LTC/BTC with a trade volume of $33 million. Finally, LTC has seen a negative growth rate of 0.33% over the past day. 1-hour Source: TradingView The one-hour chart demonstrated a marginal uptrend from $31.382 to $31.990 while it recovered from a similarly marginal downtrend that extended from $31.820 to $31.220. The latest resistance point at $32.017 was overhauled by the latest round of trading while a strong support was spotted at $31.053. The Parabolic SAR suggests a bullish market in the immediate future as all the markers seem to be aligned below the candlesticks. The Klinger Oscillator has the reading line marginally above the signal line. This suggests a bullish trend to the market since the crossover. The Chaikin Money Flow predicts a bullish wave as well since the line has moved sharply above zero, suggesting that money is flowing back into the market. 1-day Source: TradingView The one-day chart exhibits a downtrend from $39.329 to $33.588, suggesting that it is still recovering from the January 10 slump which ended an uptrend that extended from $32.329 to $40.079. The support point is holding strong at $30.519 while the last point of resistance was at $40.308. The Bollinger Bands indicate that there is unlikely to be a lot of volatility in the market and that any movement in prices will be stagnant or sideways. The RSI is showing that the buying pressure and the selling pressure for the cryptocurrency are currently evened out in the market. The MACD suggests that despite the momentum of the downtrend stalling, the market remains a bearish one as is suggested by the signal line being over the moving average line. Conclusion As per the indicators, a projection on the short-term and long-term future of the LTC market is split. While indicators such as SAR, KO and Chaikin Money Flow suggest that the market is on an uptrend in the short-term, other indicators such as Bollinger, RSI and MACD suggest that the long-term future of the market remains firmly in the bear’s domain. The post Litecoin [LTC] Technical Analysis: Bears stall as bulls try to reassert control appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 days ago

Bitcoin Nears $3,750 as Top Cryptocurrencies Record Moderate Gains

The top 20 cryptos are currently registering moderate gains with Bitcoin nearing $3750, per 360 data. At the time of writing, Bitcoin had gained 2% to trade at $3739. This is higher than its price set at the beginning of the week of $ 3663. XRP is trading at $0.331 after gaining more than 1.6% on the day. Over the past 24 hours, Ethereum has gained about 3% to trade at around $125. However, the most significant gains have been recorded by NEO, Maker, and Litecoin with increases of 5%, 4%, and 4% respectively. At press time, the total crypto market valuation had surged to $124.6B. (KE)

2 days ago

8 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Around the World Right Now

Cryptocurrencies are gradually becoming a viable payment option across a range of markets and jurisdictions. If there is a tool that significantly expands the usability of digital coins in a world still dominated by traditional payment systems, it’s the crypto debit card. A growing number of reliable platforms offer the fintech product to bitcoin enthusiasts. Also read: Crypto Cards Are Legal in Russia, According to the Finance Ministry Established Crypto Card Providers in the U.S. Bitpay, which processed over $1 billion in payments during a bearish 2018, offers users in all U.S. states a convenient way to spend their cryptocurrencies online and in store. Its prepaid Visa card is tied to a cryptocurrency wallet that supports instant conversion from bitcoin core (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) to U.S. dollars and local fiat currencies outside the country. Bitpay’s crypto card is available to U.S. residents only. To apply, it is necessary to provide a home address, a valid government-issued ID and social security number. There’s a fee of $9.95 that covers the cost of issuing and a dormancy fee of $5 a month following a 90-day period of inactivity. A currency conversion fee of 3 percent is applied each time the card is used outside the U.S. Withdrawing cash at an ATM costs $2 in the United States and $3 abroad. Shift, another card available in the U.S., allows users to connect to their Coinbase accounts. The Visa card has no maintenance fee but a 3 percent commission is charged on international transactions. ATM withdrawals cost $2.50 in the United States and $3.50 in other jurisdictions. The card itself is $20. Shift supports BTC only and offers fee-free conversion from bitcoin core to U.S. dollars. Major Crypto Debit Cards Available in Europe Wirex is the first choice for many Europeans. The U.K.-based startup offers both virtual and physical Visa debit cards, and the plastic version comes with chip and PIN. They are currently available to residents of the European Economic Area (EEA), where Iban support was introduced for all EUR accounts. However, the company plans to offer its services in North American and Asian markets as well. Users can load the card with bitcoin core (BTC), ethereum (ETH), ripple (XRP), litecoin (LTC), and waves, the latter having been added recently. Card holders can spend three leading fiat currencies - euros, U.S. dollars and British pounds. Wirex users pay a $1.50 card management fee each month. ATM withdrawals within Europe cost $2.50, and $3.50 elsewhere. In-store purchases are rewarded with 0.5 percent crypto cashback in BTC. Revolut, another British company, offers up to 1 percent cashback in cryptocurrency for payments made with its Revolut Metal card. For less than $16 a month, the digital bank’s premium service provides clients with access to five major coins - BTC, BCH, ETH, XRP, and LTC - and the ability to pay in over 150 fiat currencies. The contactless card, which can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted, comes with fee-free ATM withdrawals up to €600 per month (~$680). Cryptopay issues another card in both virtual and physical form. The latter has a chip and costs $15. The contactless card is currently issued only in Russia, where it has a 1 percent loading fee and a monthly service fee of 65 Russian rubles, less than a dollar. Cryptopay is planning to bring its cards to Singapore. The payment provider supports BTC, ETH, LTC, and XRP. A fee of $2.50 is applied to withdrawals from teller machines and each exchange transaction is charged a 3 percent commission. Some Newcomers in the Market A number of payment providers and fintech startups have launched new cryptocurrency debits cards in the past few months. These platforms are trying to attract the attention of crypto users around the world and prove themselves as alternatives to the well-established products on the market. Fuzex is cryptocurrency payment card project that last summer chose bitcoin cash (BCH) as its base cryptocurrency. It also supports ETH and the platform’s own token, FXT. Fuzex cards are currently issued to residents of Europe and the APAC region. The physical card is NFC payment enabled. It comes with an EMV chip and a barcode display. Crypto.com, a Hong Kong-headquartered company formerly known as Monaco, announced in October it’s starting to ship its MCO Visa cards to customers in Singapore. The prepaid cards are linked to a mobile wallet that allows holders to buy, sell, store, send, and track digital coins such as BTC, ETH, Binance’s BNB token, the platform’s own MCO tokens as well as major fiat currencies. Aximetria offers a debit card linked to a cryptocurrency wallet which became available to Russian citizens since last year. In November, the Switzerland-based startup told news.Bitcoin.com its platform supports BTC and ETH which can be used for online and offline payments via instant conversion to fiat. The company is partnering with the cryptocurrency exchange Cex.io. The card can be or

2 days ago

Litecoin entra no octógono do UFC, a Lightning Network continua crescendo e mais novidades

Por: Livecoins LTC entra no octógono do UFC No final do mês passado, a Litecoin ganhou as manchetes quando se tornou o parceiro oficial de criptomoedas do UFC 232. Esse foi um marco importante para o Litecoin e para as cripto moedas como um todo. Veja abaixo como isso aconteceu, os resultados obtidos e alguns outros destaques divertidos. LITECOIN ENTRA NO OCTAGON E NO ESTÁGIO GLOBAL DO UFC 232: JONES VS. GUSTAFFSON 2 Bruce Buffer também anuncia: “Take control of your money and pay with Litecoin!!!” (Assuma o controle do seu dinheiro e pague com Litecoin !!!) na frente de uma multidão de mais de 15.000 A comunidade Litecoin também se uniu recentemente para receber Ben Askren, que fará sua tão esperada estréia no UFC em breve, no #LitecoinFam (link para o vídeo) Charlie Lee, também agradecer aos time de voluntários da Litecoin que recentemente são responsáveis por grandes realizações da moeda. Uma delas o patrocínio de Ben Askren. Com o esforço da nossa equipe o valor de necessário para patrocínio foi arrecadado sensacionalmente em menos de 10 horas. Além do patrocínio, campanhas de marketing criativas foram criadas pelos voluntários em colaboração com o Produtor @CommonEnemy. Pay With Litecoin America’s Debt Litecoin “Easy Payments” Atualizações Tecnológicas A Lightning Network continua a crescer! Desde 7 de janeiro, a contagem de nós do Litecoin na Rede Lightning cresceu mais de 100 nós. Isso tem sido estimulado, em grande parte, por adeptos não-técnicos do Litecoin, que querem se envolver e ajudar a criar o futuro dos pagamentos instantâneos, seguindo os guias do LTC LN. Anteriormente, isso era limitado apenas aos sistemas operacionais Mac e Ubuntu, mas agora há um guia para o Windows graças à ajuda de Michael Rodriguez. O Lightning Joule, um aplicativo chrome amigável ao usuário para gerenciar seu nó de rede de raios, também foi bifurcado para o Litecoin. Novamente devido aos esforços de Michael Rodriguez, ele foi fundido na base de código do Lightning Joule e o aplicativo chrome deve ser atualizado nas próximas semanas para uso dos usuários do Litecoin Lightning Network. Este projeto também foi submetido a um programa de recompensas organizado pela The Lite School. Se você é um desenvolvedor, envie seu projeto de paixão Litecoin hoje usando essa link para ter uma chance de ganhar 1 LTC! Lite.IM Lança Compra de Criptomoedas no Facebook Messenger, Telegrama e SMS Nossos amigos da Zulu Republic lançaram outra grande inovação. O Lite.IM agora permite comprar criptomoedas diretamente no Facebook Messenger, Telegram ou por SMS com um cartão de crédito ou débito! Este é um enorme passo em frente para a plataforma, que apenas duas semanas atrás lançou o suporte para o Bitcoin. Mas também é um enorme passo à frente para a adoção de criptografia em geral: os 2,5 bilhões de usuários do Facebook e Telegram, e todos aqueles com recursos básicos de SMS nos EUA e Canadá, agora têm acesso à forma mais conveniente possível de comprar, enviar e enviar. receba Bitcoin, Litecoin e Ether. Leia mais aqui. Derrotando o FUD: Litecoin Github compromete a atividade Este artigo dá uma olhada interessante nos desenvolvimentos do Litecoin e expulsa alguns FUD recentes (medo, incerteza e dúvida) em relação à atividade de commit do Litecoin no Github. Fique Atento no que esta por vir! Muitos de vocês leitores sabem que eu faço parte da equipe de voluntários da Litecoin e como brasileira eu bolei um evento especial para vocês. Aqui vai uma dica do que esta por vir. Para atualizações visite e se inscreva no Blog da Mamãecrypto O artigo Litecoin entra no octógono do UFC, a Lightning Network continua crescendo e mais novidades apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

2 days ago

The Debut of Stellar Lumens On Grayscale

Stellar has gained the trust of Grayscale Investments, and so will follow the path of single asset trusts such as Bitcoin Investment Trust ($GBTC). Grayscale tweeted the announcement through Twitter- 1/ We are excited to announce two big developments! First, today marks the launch of Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust! Investors can now gain exposure to the price movement of XLM through a traditional investment vehicle. For more info go to https://t.co/izJooCsKwS — Grayscale (@GrayscaleInvest) January 17, 2019 Hence Stellar will have a platform whereby it will help investors gain coverage towards Stellar Lumen’s native token lumens (XLM). The managing director of Grayscale Investments fully supports Stellar as he believes it has a strong use case of being a bridge currency in transnational money corridors. The data from Grayscale’s website states that Stellar Lumens Trust will begin with $0.4 million, under management. It equals to 3,870,000 XLM held by Grayscale’s offering. The tweet also released information on renaming certain single asset trusts. The following are the new names for the products- Grayscale Bitcoin Trust™ Grayscale Bitcoin Cash Trust™ Grayscale Ethereum Trust™ Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust™ Grayscale Horizen Trust™ Grayscale Litecoin Trust™ Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust™ Grayscale XRP Trust™ Grayscale Zcash Trust™ Grayscale is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group. It builds, buys, and invests in more than 130 blockchain companies around the world. Zerocrypted Opinion Stellar’s idea of cheap and fast transactions, makes it a front running competitor against Ripple who has been gaining sufficient coverage, especially from its banking partnerships. Stellar is founded by the brains behind Ripple and Mt. Gox, Jed McCaleb. It is working towards a low-cost payment network and has attracted heavyweights such as IBM which is working towards a cross-border payment rail on top of the network. XLM is currently the sixth most valuable cryptocurrency, with a value of $0.109884 and a market capitalization of $2,101,995,418 at the time of writing. As for the institutional investors, this news rides high regarding cryptocurrencies being trusted. Image Source - Flickr The post The Debut of Stellar Lumens On Grayscale appeared first on Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More.

2 days ago

Top 10 Best Cryptocurrencies To Invest In 2019

As 2018 closed with intense bearish trends, traders are treading carefully and handpicking what coin/token will birth decent profits. To help simplify this tedious process, we made a breakdown of some of the most promising cryptocurrency tokens/coins that are most likely to birth highly attractive profits for both traders and investors in 2019. Binance Coin (BNB) BNB is the token that can be termed “lucky” with strong backing from the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance, BNB is definitely here to stay. A look at BNB’s all-time data shows the mind-blowing step by step growth process from less than a dollar to its current trading price of $6.54. With Binance standing firmly behind Bnb, adaptability is guaranteed for BNB traders. Ripple (XRP) Top cryptocurrency traders like Ran Neuner know better than to doubt the potential of XRP whose stability in trading volume has resulted in making it the world’s second largest cryptocurrency both presently and on several other occasions. Despite XRP not having a trading price of up to one dollar, traders have revealed time and time again that XRP is the next best token that guarantees security in trading, following BTC. Litecoin (LTC) Currently seated at a trading price of $30.98 at press time, Litecoin is by far one of the most reliable cryptocurrencies in terms of trading volume and price stability. LTC has only been around for a few years but has managed to pull through the bearish tides. As far as stability is concerned, think Litecoin. Tron (TRX) The Tron network has morphed into one of the most user-friendly platforms. Not only has this attracted more developers to the Tron network, but this progress has also greatly affected the network’s native token (TRX). It became evident that more traders were interested in TRX when TRX surpassed Ether’s transaction record of 1,349,890 with a total daily transaction record of 1,367,488. Dash (DASH) After more than five years of its inception, Dash is firmly standing tall with diehard traders from as far back as 2014. Hodlers of Dash have made it through some of the harshest market trends to get to this point. And seeing the slow and steady pace with which Dash has built its price volume, from as little as $1 to $1000, its current price of $71 is not deterring new traders from trading Dash on a daily basis. Bitcoin (BTC): New cryptocurrency traders and investors may have been introduced to BTC in 2018, undoubtedly one of BTC’s toughest year. However, long term traders have remained on their toes seeing the massive investment rate from institutional investors. Although the big bull is currently struggling at a trading price of $3600, traders are still betting big on it. Even top cryptocurrency founders like Charlie Lee of Litecoin had previously advised traders to own at least 1 BTC before purchasing any other “shitcoin”, Litecoin inclusive. Monero (XMR) From $2.47 on the day it went live, XMR fell back to $0.7 mark for almost a year before climbing back up to $1 in May 2016. With a slow and steady price movement that has now landed it on $45, it is no wonder that XMR is a top choice for altcoin traders. Bitcoin SV (BSV) The result of the 2018 BCH November hard fork BSV has been trading rather impressively since it went live just a month ago. BSV began with a trading price of $84.41 and hit an all-time high of $134.59 shortly after. Unlike most tokens that usually begin with impressive trading price and significantly goes down the drain, BSV has managed to defy the odds showing strong resistance throughout the bearish trends and despite the slight decline in trading volume, BSV is impressively maintaining a trading price on the $70 mark as of this writing. Zcash (ZEC) While ZEC has experienced a major decline in value, traders are still very much certain that the days of $600 and $700 is still very possible to achieve. Seeing that ZEC has been around since 2016 and has refused to show any sign of a fallback, traders have still not called the bottom for this token as it remains one of the most valuable with a flexible tradability rate. Maker (MKR) MKR is unarguably one of the most valuable tokens with a very promising future that is evident in its data from 2017. Stability is the word that classifies this token as it has skyrocketed in daily gains on multiple occasions. This growth is not likely to cease anytime soon as more and more traders are pouring in to double up its already rich price of $459. Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article are wholly those of the author and do not represent those of, nor should they be attributed to, ZyCrypto. This article is not meant to give financial advice. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the various cryptocurrencies available. The post Top 10 Best Cryptocurrencies To Invest In 2019 appeared first on ZyCrypto.

2 days ago

Cumulative Volume on Huobi Derivative Market Exceeds $20 Billion

Huobi has announced that its cryptocurrency derivative platform, Huobi DM, has surpassed $20 billion in cumulative trading volume. The announcement comes just one month after the platform exited beta mode. Also Read: Eastern European P2P Markets See Strongest BTC Volume in Over 12 Months Huobi DM Cumulative Trade Volume Doubles in 2 Weeks Huobi Derivative Market has announced that the cumulative trade volume on the platform has exceeded $20 billion as of Jan. 12, 2019. As such, cumulative trade on the platform doubled in just 15 days. Huobi’s derivative platform launched in beta on Nov. 21, 2018, for BTC contract trading only. On Dec. 10, 2018, Huobi DM exited beta mode and was integrated with Huobi Global and posted a 24-hour volume of $195 million. On Christmas day, Huobi announced that daily trade volume had surpassed $1 billion for the first time. On Dec. 28, 2018, Huobi DM claimed that cumulative volume on the platform had exceeded $10 billion alongside the launch of EOS contract trading. Livio Weng, the chief executive officer of Huobi Global, stated that he is “pleased” with the strong response,” describing the platform’s growth as “explosive,” despite the cryptocurrency markets being “in the midst of an ongoing bear market.” Bittrade Merger Facilitates Japanese Relaunch for Huobi On Thursday, Huobi announced that it had relaunched a fully regulated exchange under Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) following a merger with Bittrade. As such, Huobi Japan has been granted one of the first 17 licenses issued by the FSA. The founder of Huobi Group, Leon Li, stated that the relaunch was an “important milestone,” emphasizing the importance of the Japanese market to the company. Li also described working with regulators as “a longstanding priority for Huobi Group.” Huobi Japan currently supports BCH, BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, and MONA pairings. Do you think that cryptocurrency derivative markets will come to dwarf the spot markets in trade volume in coming years? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock At Bitcoin.com there’s a bunch of free helpful services. For instance, have you seen our Tools page? You can even lookup the exchange rate for a transaction in the past. Or calculate the value of your current holdings. Or create a paper wallet. And much more. The post Cumulative Volume on Huobi Derivative Market Exceeds $20 Billion appeared first on Bitcoin News.

2 days ago

Crypto Markets Surge as Bitcoin Jumps Above $3,700

The crypto markets are in the process of wrapping up a volatile week on a positive note, as virtually all major altcoins have surged today after Bitcoin jumped nearly 3% into the mid-$3,700 price region. Although Bitcoin is currently leading the markets, if it is able to stabilize at, or above, its current price levels, it could mean that the crypto markets will see further gains as the week goes on. Bitcoin Jumps Nearly 3%, Leading Crypto Market Surge At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up just under 3% at its current price of $3,750. Last weekend, Bitcoin fell to lows of $3,550, which led to a sharp upwards move this past Monday to highs of just over $3,700. Although Bitcoin surged to over $3,700, bulls were not able to gain enough upwards momentum to propel the cryptocurrency towards $4,000, and its price gradually drifted down as the week progressed. Prior to this morning’s price surge, one popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, called Cred, noted that he will be adding to his Bitcoin buy positions between $3,700 and $3,840 on the condition that it was able to break above $3,700, which had previously turned into a level of relative resistance. “$BTC... Very compressed price action following the high set on Monday. My plan is straightforward: Price below & finding resistance at $3,560s I’ll look for sells targeting $3,430s. Breakout & price accepted above $3,700s I’ll be a buyer until $3,840s,” he explained. If Cred’s assessment of Bitcoin’s current price trend is correct, another upwards move could be right around the corner. Most Altcoins Surge 3% or More Over the past week, most altcoins have been gradually drifting lower, which is partially due to the bout of sideways trading Bitcoin had experienced since its volatile trading session earlier this week. Today’s price surge has allowed virtually all major altcoins to recover at least some of their recent losses, and most cryptocurrencies are currently trading up 3% or more. At the time of writing, XRP is trading up 2.7% at its current price of $0.3325. Last Sunday, XRP fell to lows of $0.317 before quickly climbing to $0.337 on Monday. From here, XRP gradually drifted to lows of $0.322 before rising to its current price levels. Ethereum is trading up over 3% at its current price of $124.63. Ethereum has seen a relatively volatile week, partially due to drama surrounding its highly anticipated Constantinople hard fork, which was delayed after a security flaw in one of the improvement proposals was discovered. Litecoin is one of today’s best performing altcoins and is trading up 5.1% at its current price of $32.72. Featured image from Shutterstock. The post Crypto Markets Surge as Bitcoin Jumps Above $3,700 appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 days ago

Litecoin (LTC) Market Cap Marches Further Away from Tron TRX

Despite its popularity and success in the industry, Tron TRX is finding difficulty to overcome the silver-digital coin Litecoin (LTC) who has cemented its position among the leading cryptocurrencies. Counting over 5.00% increase in the last 24-hours following the last market price jump, Litecoin has reached the $1.96 bln and witnessing the green wave of gains, it looks like it will go for the major $2.0 bln. Source: coinmarketcap While many believe it has no point in analysing LTC’s price performance in the near/mid term as it completely follows its sibling - the golden digital coin Bitcoin BTC, Litecoin has proved them wrong various times only in the last two-three months. Read Also: Litecoin [LTC] Differentiates itself from Bitcoin: Eye-opening Gain? In a similar manner, since Dec 2018 when via twitter Coingate announced Lightning Network being ready for deployment, the 8th largest cryptocoin has been enjoying on many occasions the lead when it comes to daily or even weekly gains. Ever since MtGox announced Litecoin support in 2013 and failed to deliver, I've been on a mission to get LTC added to exchanges to help increase liquidity. With the launch of LTC on Gemini today, every single major Bitcoin exchange supports Litecoin. Mission accomplished! pic.twitter.com/6jvSyvsKdm — Charlie Lee [LTC] (@SatoshiLite) October 16, 2018 Latest - the blockchain project of Litecoin reached a new milestone as there are now 60 Million LTC minted as per information provided by Litecoin.com on Medium and LitecoinBlockHalf. The Litecoin algorithm has set the limit of LTC to be produced at 84 Million. The new benchmark of 60 Million signifies that approximately 71.5% of all LTC meant to exist has been mined. This leaves a total of 24 Million left. Featured image credit: descryptive.com/ The post Litecoin (LTC) Market Cap Marches Further Away from Tron TRX appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 days ago

Brian Kelly Predicts Bitcoin has “No Shot” at ETF in 2019

Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency, Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)-It appears not all crypto analysts are bullish on Bitcoin’s chances of obtaining ETF approval in the new calendar year. While investors, both bearish and bullish alike, hung on the decision by the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to delay a Bitcoin-based ETF ruling into 2019, the prospect of having the fund become a reality is slowly dwindling-at least in the near term. More recently, cryptocurrency entrepreneur and regular contributing analyst for CNBC Brian Kelly made the claim that Bitcoin had “no shot” at obtaining approval for an ETF in 2019. Speaking in an interview with Cointelegraph at the Crypto Finance Conference in Switzerland on Jan. 18, the veteran analyst gave his opinion on the current state of the market and his forecast prediction for the coming year. While he holds to his belief that BTC ETF approval will not happen within the next twelve months, he does believe 2019 will be a more profitable year for the crypto markets than the crushing bear cycle of last year, stating, “We are somewhere close to the end of [the bear market], but we might have another dip lower, it wouldn’t surprise me at all.” Kelly continued to state that he believes the rise in geopolitical tensions, such as the trade war brewing between the United States and China, will lead to greater interest in transacting currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin. In addition, he claims that more market players are going to turn to crypto as a portfolio alternative to more traditional assets, such as gold, “Probably in 2019 the focus will be on currencies — Bitcoin, Litecoin, some of those — because we have quite a bit of geopolitical tension in the world. We are starting to see some global macro players use Bitcoin as alternative to their gold position, or as a way to hedge against fiat currency fluctuations and volatility.” While Kelly believes that 2019 will bring even greater adoption for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, with the digital asset becoming accepted among mainstream investors, he does not believe that the SEC will pass through approval of an ETF. Exchange-traded funds, which became the predominant topic for Bitcoin throughout the summer of 2018, have continued to fascinate crypto investors. While many believe approval of such a fund would herald the start of large capital, institutional investment, the SEC has found reason to continually deny or delay approval of a fund, with the majority of proposals falling into the former. The effect has been a rift in the direction of crypto moving forward, with some seeing greater industry regulation as a necessity to gaining legitimacy in the eyes of the broader market and SEC. Popular cryptocurrency exchange Gemini and its co-founders the Winklevoss Twins have been outspoken in their push for greater crypto regulation, with a new advertising campaign and recent Reddit AMA centered around that very topic. Kelly, however, seems to think the coming year will not bring enough of a turn around and change to budge the decision making powers at the U.S.’s leading financial regulatory agency. He does, however, foresee another recession coming for the global markets, leading to a financial crisis similar to that experienced a decade ago. In Kelly’s opinion, cryptocurrency is well-positioned to capitalize on another market collapse, by providing an actual alternative to traditional fiat. Title image courtesy of BeatingBetting.co.uk The post Brian Kelly Predicts Bitcoin has “No Shot” at ETF in 2019 appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 days ago

Venezuela: First Bitcoin ATM Opens ‘In 2 Weeks’ Amid Localbitcoins Shutdown Reports

Venezuela, the country seeing new Bitcoin trade volume records on an almost weekly basis, is to get its first ever Bitcoin ATM. Cryptobuyer: ATM Already In Caracas In an interview with local radio and news media network Union Radio, Jorge Farias, CEO of Panama-based Cryptobuyer, said the machine had already arrived in the country’s capital Caracas. “We are going to install the first cryptocurrency ATM in Venezuela over the course of the next two weeks,” he told the network. ...We already have the equipment physically installed in Venezuela, in Caracas; it’s in its final test stage and we will then be making an announcement on social networks. The pioneering move comes amid ever more difficult times for Venezuelans. As Bitcoinist variously reported, a toxic mixture of hyperinflation, travel and forex restrictions has made life for the average citizen often impossible. At the same time, Venezuela’s government has pushed an agenda involving its state-issued cryptocurrency Petro, recently beginning to require certain payments - such as passports - only use the asset. Petro has had a dubious reputation since inception, reports claiming that despite its peg to Venezuela’s $6 billion oil float, its backer in the form of state oil company PDVSA has $45 billion debts which undermine its status as a store of value. Localbitcoins ‘Not Working’ It is thus little surprise that P2P Bitcoin trading has exploded, especially over the last six months of 2018. According to the latest data from Coin Dance, the week ending January 5 was the second busiest on record for the Venezuelan Bolivar (VES) on Localbitcoins, with a total of 5.15 billion changing hands. This was followed a dramatic drop for the week ending January 12, will social media commentators reporting the service was no longer accessible from inside Venezuela. Cryptobuyer is first and foremost a merchant acceptance platform for Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Dash (DASH), and at present only lists a modest network of five ATMs in Panama City. Its operational machines cater to all three cryptocurrencies. Worldwide, the number of Bitcoin ATMs continues to expand. A deal announced this week between the first US operator, Coinme, and change counter Coinstar, could see up to 20,000 extra locations appear in the US soon. What do you think about Venezuela’s Bitcoin ATM? Let us know in the comments below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock The post Venezuela: First Bitcoin ATM Opens ‘In 2 Weeks’ Amid Localbitcoins Shutdown Reports appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

2 days ago

Litecoin [LTC] steps up its game as Coingate launches LTC’s Lightning Network

Coingate, a prominent cryptocurrency payments platform, has now adopted the Litecoin’s Lightning Network to process cryptocurrency payments on its platform. The much-anticipated development was heralded by Surfshark, a VPN provider, which became the first company to accept LTC payments on the Lightning Network on January 17. Developed to provide users with a much cheaper, faster and seamless system of cryptocurrency payments, Coingate is optimistic that more and more companies will soon follow suit and use the Lightning Network. Litecoin’s Lightning Network also promises a solution for an industry that has often struggled with the question of scalability and the capability of handling high-volume transactions. In 2018, it was tested by more than 4,000 merchants for cryptocurrency transactions and was met with an overwhelmingly positive response. According to Veronika Mishura, Marketing Manager of Coingate, the LN will also incentivize the wider use of Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies due to a reduction in price. Mishura said: “VPNs are, to be honest, one of the most frequently used services by crypto-enthusiasts (what we see by our data). However, due to quite low price, it is usually a no-win to pay for it with Bitcoin or Litecoin; and that’s exactly what Lightning should solve. That’s what we are trying to showcase - paying even for low-priced products should be possible, convenient, and cheap using cryptocurrency.” Further, it would seem that Surfshark is merely the beginning. As was announced in December, Coingate plans to introduce 1,000 merchants, all of whom will be accepting Litecoin payments over the Lightning Network. Coingate already boasts has over 4,000 merchants across the world that accept Bitcoin. Even Litecoin will soon have more than 1000 merchants accepting LN payments! Thanks @CoinGatecom! https://t.co/0JXvC9Xp3H — Charlie Lee [LTC] (@SatoshiLite) December 13, 2018 Coingate’s introduction of the LN and the impending adoption by merchants across the world is kept to a more wide-scale adoption of cryptocurrency as a medium of exchange between users online. The post Litecoin [LTC] steps up its game as Coingate launches LTC’s Lightning Network appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 days ago

Monero [XMR]’s lead developer elucidates on Bitcoin [BTC] death spiral

Towards the end of 2018, the whole cryptocurrency market was consumed with thought of Bitcoin entering a death spiral. This first set its base in the space when a professor from Santa Clara University, Atulya Sarin posted an article about how Bitcoin is entering a death spiral and declared that the coin is going to zero. This conclusion by the Professor was entirely based on the price of Bitcoin plunging below the mining cost. As per the Bitcoin fundamentals, the mining difficulty will be readjusted once every 2016 blocks are mined, approximately two weeks. If the Bitcoin hash power and miners participating see a massive drop, then the time taken for the issuance of a block would also be prolonged from the current 10 minutes, which would, in turn, prolong the time taken to adjust the mining difficulty. This will eventually result in mining becoming less profitable and several miners exiting the space, with this having a direct effect on the hash rate and the cycle repeating and thereby creating a death spiral. In the latest episode of Magical Crypto Friends, Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream, Riccardo Spagni, lead developer of Monero, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, and Whale Panda, discussed the death spiral phenomenon. Whale Panda started by stating that the “whole point” of the difficulty adjustment is to avoid a death spiral phenomenon from taking place. This was followed by Mow stating that it is Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment in particular as it is much slower in comparison to Bitcoin Cash’s Emergency Difficulty Adjustment [EDA], adding that this “super fast” difficulty adjustment could trigger a death spiral. Succeeding this, Whale Panda stated that even if mining does slow down in the end, the fees will eventually take the uptrend and will become “more profitable again to mine”. Riccardo Spagni aka fluffy pony said: “It’s self-corrective. but the other thing is there’s a limit to the amount of adjustment that can happen in each adjustment cycle. so it, very relatively speaking, adapts slowly, which means it can compensate to price volatility a lot better than some of the quick adapting algorithms that try and track difficulty a lot more closer” Mow added that it is “harder to game a slow-moving thing”. Spagni further stated: “The other thing that people forget is that if a miner exits [they’re going to] sell that equipment to try and recoup some money and that equipment might not be sold to a single player, might be distributed amongst 100 or 200 miners so it’s it’s not always like - exit the system and then the difficulty necessarily goes down indefinitely it could go it down and when that equipment comes back off back into service within a week or two it’s back up” The post Monero [XMR]’s lead developer elucidates on Bitcoin [BTC] death spiral appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 days ago

Litecoin Foundation UFC sponsorship was about building the brand, says Charlie Lee

Litecoin [LTC], the eight largest cryptocurrency by market cap, was in the limelight because of the Litecoin Foundation’s massive sponsorship. The coin marked its first major step towards adoption as the Foundation sponsored a UFC fight, which took place in December 2018, and Litecoin turned out to be one of the highlights of the match. In the latest episode of Magical Crypto Friends, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin spoke about the UFC sponsorship and the reason for the decision. The managing director also spoke about the hate the foundation received by Bitcoin maximalist for taking this step. Charlie started by stating that the Foundation, in the past, has sponsored several individual athletes but they don’t often sponsor an event. He stated that the Foundation took this step because “it just seems like the reach is better.” He went on to say that this sponsorship, for him, was just about building the Litecoin brand because “everyone’s heard of Bitcoin, not many people have heard of Litecoin.” Lee also stated that the idea of sponsoring the event was by the community manager, who works for the parent company. “So it kind of wanted like build that brand and make it more more well-known and it’s really kind of helped a lot. I mean we’ve reached a lot of people, [they’ve] have reached out to us, talked about like coin just because if they heard about the UFC sponsorship yeah. I think it’s pretty cool, plus that the fight was pretty amazing” This was followed by Lee stating that they got “a lot of hate“ from Bitcoin maximalist, adding that the reason could be that the coin is a scam because the Foundation sponsored for an advertisement, or maybe because the coin has become a threat to Bitcoin. Succeeding this, Riccardo Spagni, the lead developer of Monero, aka fluffy pony also elucidated on the reason. He said: “There’s his this idea that gets bounced around and has been has been said to me that anyone that doesn’t support bitcoin and bitcoin only is inherently evil because you’re distracting people away from Bitcoin. My context of that is there are people who have heard of Bitcoin and you know they for whatever reason they have not been to certain dipping their toe in the water or playing around with it” He went on to say: “maybe they hear about litecoin through the UFC sponsorship and they play with Litecoin because it’s maybe just a timing thing and through that experience of using Litecoin, they encounter Bitcoin and all their counterfeit coin when they’re more ready to do so and I think it’s very unusual for people to start with an old coin and completely disregard Bitcoin.” The post Litecoin Foundation UFC sponsorship was about building the brand, says Charlie Lee appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 days ago

Charlie Lee Says the UFC Sponsorship was About Building the Litecoin Brand

Litecoin creator Charlie Lee recently discussed the sponsorship of UFC 232 by the Litecoin Foundation, stating that the Foundation “took this step to help build the brand and make it more well-known… because everyone’s heard of Bitcoin but not many people have heard of Litecoin.” According to Lee, through the exposure, “a lot of people have reached out to us, talked about Litecoin just because they heard about the UFC sponsorship.” Lee also discussed the choice to sponsor an event when in the past they have opted to sponsor individuals, stating “it just seems like the reach is better.” (JF)

2 days ago

Litecoin Surges Following the Launch of Litecoin Lightning Network and Version 2.3 of OpenBazaar

Over the preceding 24 hours, LTC has registered a 5% gain to trade at $32.86 according to data from CoinMarketCap as at the time of writing, 1:07 PM UTC. This news comes after Coingate introduced the Litecoin Lightning Network earlier this week. Also, OpenBazaar’s developers recently launched version 2.3 of its platform, which comes with multi-wallet support to enable the comfortable use of BTC, BCH, LTC, and Zcash. Although LTC has responded positively to these developments, its price could plunge quickly just like how it has surged. (VK)

3 days ago

Dash Unveils Major Release and Celebrates Five Years

Dash has just unveiled Dash Core version 0.13, which includes a feature that enhances the cryptocurrency’s privacy transactions. Another tool is Automatic InstantSend, which as the name suggests accelerates transactions while fees remain steady. Mark Mason, who leads PR for Dash, said that it is a “major release that serves as a foundation for Dash Evolution,” which supports mainstream adoption. Incidentally, Dash is turning five this month. The project was launched in 2014 by Evan Duffield as a fork of Litecoin and is designed to deliver greater privacy and speed versus bitcoin. (GT)

3 days ago

Litecoin Foundation Adds Blue Logo Following UFC Octagon Exposure

Litecoin’s successful marketing campaign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship has led to the addition of another logo. The Litecoin Foundation announced: “Due to the overwhelming popularity of the blue Litecoin logo seen in UFC 232, we've added it to our style guide.” Litecoin featured the blue logo inside the Octagon during the martial arts fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. Jones was named the champion of that fight, but Litecoin says it also came out a winner. Since the event, the Litecoin East Coast and West Coast teams are together sponsoring Ben Askren in UFC 235, though the Litecoin Foundation is not involved in this event. (GT)

3 days ago

Crypto Trader Brian Kelly Expects Market Recovery But No Bitcoin ETF in 2019

While 2019 probably couldn’t be any worse than last year for crypto traders, the catalyst for a turnaround most likely won’t be a bitcoin ETF. Crypto trader Brian Kelly reportedly said that the chances for a bitcoin ETF to emerge this year are zero. Kelly, who is attending the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland, also believes that the worst is likely over for the crypto bear market. That doesn’t mean there can’t be another price “dip lower”, but overall 2019 will fare better than last year. He is keeping an eye on the cryptos whose primary use case is as currencies, including bitcoin and Litecoin, amid “geopolitical tension in the world.” (GT)

3 days ago

BitGo Enters Cold Storage Crypto Trading

A company which already has enticed both Galaxy Digital Ventures and Goldman Sachs in the past has developed a platform enabling clients to trade cryptocurrency straight from cold storage. Palo Alto-based crypto storage firm BitGo has announced the new service just days after the hacking of cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia which saw more than ETH 19,391 (USD 2.4 million) and Centrality tokens worth USD 1.18 million transferred to unknown wallets. Bitgo has chosen Genesis Global Trading for the service which ensures that customer buy and sell orders will never leave cold storage as SEC and FINRA regulated Genesis hold a cold storage wallet with BitGo. Mike Novogratz, Bitcoin pundit and CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd, claims these types of storage solutions could easily promote the next bull run, commenting: “I think the next move up is going to need custody from a trusting source... It’s going to need a little more regulatory clarity... We wouldn’t take out USD 10,000 without those two things because that’s what brings the institutional investors in. But we’re going to get there.” BitGo has announced that Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Ripple, and ZCash will all be available under the new system Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: BitcoinNews.com The post BitGo Enters Cold Storage Crypto Trading appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

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