Bitcoin Closing on Long-Term Bear Indicator Not Seen Since 2014

Following bitcoin’s recent losses, a key long-term trend indicator is looking increasingly bearish. Notably, the five-month moving average (MA) has rolled over in favor of the bears and looks set to cut the 10-month MA from above, signaling a bearish crossover for the first time since June 2014. If that occurs it could be a worrying signal for the long-term price outlook. Back then, following an identical crossover in June 2014, the cryptocurrency subsequently dropped by 70 percent (from $580 to $166) in the seven months leading up to January…

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Bitcoin Price Falls to 35-Day Low Below $8K

Bitcoin’s price has slipped below $8,000 to hit a 35-day low. Just an hour after the May 23 trading session began, data from CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index shows the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency started to fall, dropping to its lowest point since April 18. After steadily climbing up to nearly $10,000 on May 6, bitcoin’s price has been on a gradual decline since then towards a current low at $7,876, reflecting a 20 percent drop over the past two weeks. The price has bounced back slightly to $7,910…

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New Malware MEWKit | Watch Your Accounts On Myetherwallet

According to security research firm RiskIQ, a criminal group planned a phishing attack using a malware called MEWKit. A Phishing Attack Program Called MEWKit This new type of phishing crime is called MEWKit. This kind of program will steal money from the victim’s wallet through a front-end program that mimics the MyEtherWallet. According to security researchers, criminals using MEWKit will also use fake web pages to obtain the details of their users’ personal information and use this information to make automatic transfers. According to reports, once the victims decrypt their wallets, the…

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies keep gaining followers in a new course of action that is notably refreshing for the markets.  One of the most notable “embracers” was the French Minister of Finance, Bruno Lemaire, who declared himself to be passionate about cryptocurrencies: Alex Stachtchenko, co-founder of Blockchain Partner, a startup focused on providing consulting services in the use and implementation of blockchain technologies, made the information public. One of the key points of this statement is that it seems to imply that the cause of his previous scepticism was a…

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Ali Baba & PayPal Reject Crypto as a Medium of Exchange

Big investors and business icons are rejecting cryptocurrency as a viable medium for exchange. The market has been struggling to become a “reliable currency” despite several countries legalizing digital currencies and crypto exchanges. Bearish remarks from trend makers have been negatively impacting the crypto market. Bitcoin price (BTC) plummeted to the $8,000 level while the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization dipped to $80 billion in the last two weeks. Jack Ma, executive chairman and founder of Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), has claimed; “Bitcoin is a bubble”. He says the company is not planning to…

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Cryptocurrency Market Volatility | Too Dangerous for Future Prospects

Cryptocurrency market volatility: Cryptocurrencies are the most volatile asset in the world. Because of this, the global financial system finds it difficult to consider them as viable alternatives to fiat currencies. The crypto market has the potential to generate or wipe-off billions of dollars in few hours alone. Bitcoin (BTC), for instance – which is the leader of the cryptocurrency market – has produced huge upside and downside volatility in the last five quarters. The BTC coin rose from $1,000 level at the beginning of fiscal 2017 to an all-time high…

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He Paid How Much?! CoinDesk Releases ‘Bitcoin Pizza Day’ Price Tracker

Eight years ago today, the first reported exchange of bitcoin for a consumer product – a pair of Papa John’s pizzas – took place. At a total cost of 10,000 bitcoins, it was a milestone for the adoption of cryptocurrency and one that has since been commemorated though the celebration of May 22 as “Bitcoin Pizza Day.” Yet even the most cursory observation of Bitcoin Pizza Day isn’t complete without a calculation of precisely how much, in dollar terms, those two pizzas cost. With that, CoinDesk is today releasing a…

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Exec of $5.1 Trln Investment Firm Makes Tired Comparison of Crypto to Tulips

The global chief economist of a major investment firm has criticized cryptocurrencies in an op-ed on investment fund news site ETF.com published yesterday, May 21. Joe Davis, the global chief economist and global head of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, stated that while blockchain technology shows promise, the rise of cryptocurrencies can be compared to the Netherlands’ 17th century “tulip mania,” a classic example of a bubble market. Davis, whose firm manages a reported $5.1 trillion in assets globally as of this January, began the piece by remarking on his enthusiasm…

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Failed Bull Breakout Leaves Bitcoin Eyeing Drop to $8K

Bitcoin’s failed bull move on Sunday has left the doors open for the bears to make a comeback. The inverse head-and-shoulders breakout on May 20 signaled a short-term bullish reversal that could have seen bitcoin rise to $9,000 (target as per the measured height method). However, the bulls ran out of steam at a high of $8,644 yesterday and prices had fallen back to $8,240 at time of writing – a drop of 2.8 percent over the last 24 hours, according to Bitfinex. The decline did not come as a surprise,…

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From the Internet to Crypto

Throughout history, the thoughts and perceptions of the masses have been shaped by leaders of politics, industry and entertainment. The greatest minds of our time have often predicted and touted some of the most prolific innovations. Lended the support of these voices, these very innovations have shaped the way the world works. Internet A prime example would be the Internet. The technology revolutionized communication in the 1990s and led to a surge in investments in Internet-based companies. What followed is now known as the dotcom bubble – a rapid rise in…

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