ECB Official Says Bitcoin a Clever Idea as Prices Steady

Latest Bitcoin News While speaking at the Economics of Payments IX to mark a decade after the fall of the Lehman Brothers—an investment bank and a casualty of the Great Financial Crisis, Benoît Cœuré, the European Central Bank executive board member and the chair of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Bank for International Settlements has acknowledged that Bitcoin is a clever idea as part of his speech covering the rising awareness of cryptocurrencies and potential application of blockchain technology through which many other applications as cryptocurrencies…

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Central Banker in Europe’s False Arguments Against Bitcoin

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Benoît Cœuré, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, condemned Bitcoin (BTC), describing it a bubble, ponzi scheme, and an environmental disaster. “Lightning may strike me for saying this in the Tower of Basel — but bitcoin was an extremely clever idea. Sadly, not every clever idea is a good idea. I believe that Agustín Carstens summed its manifold problems up well when he said that bitcoin is ‘a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster,’” Cœuré said, at…

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Crypto Experts Slash Bitcoin Price Predictions: Fact is, No One Knows

The recent crash in the crypto market has led Wall Street investors to slash their Bitcoin price prediction by half. Tom Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, lowered his year-end expectations to $15,000 from $25,000. Lee’s prediction came after BTC broke below its so-called bottom at $6,000. Before the crash, the said level was considered to be a break-even point for miners. Based on that, Lee estimated that BTC price should be at least 2.2 times higher than the break-even point. Otherwise, mining Bitcoin will be worthless in a…

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Downtrend in Crypto Market Continues as BCH Falls

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, the valuation of the crypto market has fallen from $185 billion to $181 billion, by around $4 billion. On November 15, amidst one of the worst single-day corrections in all of 2018, the crypto market saw a wipeout of more than $27 billion. The market extended losses throughout the past two days. Bitcoin Cash, even with the combined value of Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV) and Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC), has fallen by more than seven percent. Subsequent to the fork, the price…

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Price Holding Losses, Eyes Recovery as Dollar Slides

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The bitcoin price on Friday plunged 0.85 percent against the US dollar, now trading at 5528-fiat. Bitcoin Price Seeks to Claw Back Lost Ground The digital currency has had a shocking week so far, with its value losing almost $1,200 within just five days. Not only bitcoin, but the entire cryptocurrency market also had to “bear” losses worth billions of dollars as a civil crypto war brewed inside the Bitcoin Cash community. It has already led to the split of Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Now, the market expects a…

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Japan Wants to Regulate Crypto Wallets, Breach of User Privacy?

Crypto wallet users in Japan may have to reveal their identities as the country’s top financial watchdog prepares a law for it. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) on Monday revealed its plan to regulate cryptocurrency wallet providers, ItMedia reported. The decision came during a cryptocurrency study group meeting after concerns over money laundering and terrorist financing were raised. The agency also looked into pressing matters related to the protection of crypto wallet users that remain mainly exposed to cyber attack and infrastructure failures. FSA didn’t finalize the details of how and when…

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Crypto Market Recovers, But is a Fall to $4,800 Possible For Bitcoin?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn After recording one of the worst sell-offs in all of 2018, the crypto market has experienced a minor corrective rally, adding $8 billion to its valuation. The Bitcoin (BTC) price is approaching a resistance level at $5,600, a minor resistance level BTC will have to surpass to potentially eye a rally to $5,800 and potentially re-enter the $6,000 region. Since August, BTC had defended the $6,000 support level, which has since turned into a major resistance level. Hence, if BTC initiates a corrective rally throughout the next…

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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Could Rebound Towards $5,900

Key Points Bitcoin price extended declines below $5,330 and traded towards $5,200 against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $5,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is likely positioning for an upward move above the $5,600 and $5,700 levels. Bitcoin price extended losses towards $5,200 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently rebounding and it could correct higher towards $5,900. Bitcoin Price Analysis Yesterday, we discussed the chances of more declines below $5,400…

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TRX/USD Break Out Trade, Path Towards Jan 24 Lows

Latest Tron News That the Japanese are open to cryptocurrencies and similar blockchain technologies but concurrently stringent protecting investors is true. So tight are applicable laws that investors who lose their digital assets are guaranteed of a recourse. We have seen that happen with the ongoing Mt Gox Civil Rehabilitation Case. Because it is mandatory for exchanges to register with the country’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), investors are safe. Now, under the fund settlement law of which crypto exchanges must follow since they are platforms for buying and selling digital…

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Despite Increasing Adoption, LTC/USD Likely to Test $30

Latest Litecoin News In proof-of-work networks, hash is everything. Because of this, Coinmine is desirous of complete decentralization in line with blockchain dicta. As such, the startup with backing from CoinBase and Arrington Ventures is taking crypto mining to homes as their flagship rig—Coinmine One is power efficient—at 120 watts, easy to use—it has its own operating system and use GPU chipsets (AMD RX 570 (4GB)). Just preordered my @coinmine miner. This should be interesting. I always wanted to mine but I hated the inconvenience. Now I have no excuses…

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