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Bitcoin: Tea Cup and Handle

Continuing on our relentless theme of applying old school chart techniques to crypto, we are seeing a classic chart formation develop in Bitcoin (BTC). Looking at XBTUSD on BitMEX, we are seeing a “tea cup and handle” continuation formation on an intraday chart (Figure 1). Figure 1 The theory behind the pattern is simple. A… Read more

Market Analysis: Crypto Market Surges Into the Green as Bitcoin (BTC) Rises to $8,100

Around 5 a.m. yesterday morning, Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to as low as $7,500 and was close to shattering its critical support level. However, Bitcoin (BTC) then rose throughout the day yesterday, and this steady rise has continued into today. Around noon Eastern time, Bitcoin (BTC) reached $8,170 before pulling back to $8,020 by 3 p.m.… Read more

The Malfeasance of the Mainstream Financial Media

Crypto was born in the aftermath of the last financial crisis and was designed to mitigate the damage of the next one. The technological innovation called blockchain — and cryptocurrency as a specific application of blockchain — is a financial innovation, a unique product of our digital age, and a triumph of capitalism. As such,… Read more

Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show May 24: AT&T Now Accepting Bitcoin (BTC), Bulgaria Sold 200,000 Bitcoins (BTC) Near the Peak of the Last Bull Run, Localbitcoins Bans Iranian Users, Facebook to Launch Globalcoin in Early 2020

Listen to the May 24 Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show On this edition of the Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show, we do a deep dive market analysis. Bitcoin (BTC) has surged from $7,500 to $8,100 since yesterday morning, and the rest of the crypto market is well into the green. The renewed bullishness in the crypto market… Read more

Market Analysis: Support at $7,500-$7,600 Holds and Bitcoin (BTC) Bounces Back to $7,800, Crypto Market Still Mostly in the Red

Bitcoin steadily declined overnight and into the early morning hours, reaching as low as $7,500 at 5 a.m. Eastern time. For a moment, it looked like Bitcoin’s (BTC) support level was about to give way, which would have caused a crash. Instead, support held, and Bitcoin (BTC) bounced back to $7,800 by noon. Since then,… Read more

Is There a Quantum Threat To Bitcoin (BTC)?

Quantum computers have the potential to be the next big leap forward for humankind. However, there has long been speculation that quantum computers could become so powerful that they could break through Bitcoin’s cryptography — and the cryptography of all other cryptocurrencies and blockchains for that matter. If this happens, hackers with quantum computers could… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC), Nasdaq 100 (QQQ), and VIX: Pricing in War?

Blog posts are coming out today validating our idea from yesterday that legacy financial markets and banks may be headed for a “black swan” event. A black swan is market slang for a big negative event that comes out of nowhere. Three pieces caught our eye this morning. One article briefly mentions that Chinese President… Read more

Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show May 23: Reminiscing on the Day Someone in Florida Purchased Two Pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins (BTC), Bitfinex and Tether Score a Victory Against New York Attorney General’s Office, Circle Decreases Funding Goals and Lays Off Some Employees Due to Harsh Regulations, Major Crypto Mixer Seized in Netherlands, Binance CEO Suing Sequoia Capital

Listen to the May 23 Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show On this edition of the Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show, we do a deep dive market analysis. Bitcoin (BTC) is near the bottom of its trading range this morning, resulting in the crypto market being in the red. Support at $7,600 appears to be holding for now,… Read more
Name Current Price 24h %
Bitcoin $8,049.37 +0.15%
Ethereum $251.86 -0.13%
Monero $86.75 +0.62%
Litecoin $101.49 +2.52%


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Market Analysis: Support at $7,500-$7,600 Holds and Bitcoin (BTC) Bounces Back to $7,800, Crypto Market Still Mostly in the Red

Bitcoin steadily declined overnight and into the early morning hours, reaching as low as $7,500 at 5 a.m. Eastern time. For a moment, it looked like Bitcoin’s (BTC) support level was about to give way, which would have caused a…

Bitcoin (BTC), Nasdaq 100 (QQQ), and VIX: Pricing in War?

Blog posts are coming out today validating our idea from yesterday that legacy financial markets and banks may be headed for a “black swan” event. A black swan is market slang for a big negative event that comes out of…
Market Analysis: Bitcoin (BTC) Range Bound Between $7,700 and $8,100, Crypto Market in the Red
Bitcoin (BTC) steadily declined from $8,100 yesterday evening to $7,800 this morning around 7 a.m. Eastern time before bouncing back to over $8,000 around 11 a.m. Bitcoin (BTC) then dropped…
Banks (XLF): September Repeat?
Long Bitcoin (BTC), short the banks has been a long-held Crypto rally cry, especially on Twitter. Looking at a chart of XLF (S&P financial stocks ETF), it does look like…

Tech

Is There a Quantum Threat To Bitcoin (BTC)?
Quantum computers have the potential to be the next big leap forward for humankind. However, there has long been speculation…
BLOCKv's Butterfly Effect
Imagine this: you are walking down the streets of New York City at night. You stop at Times Square and…
Mobile Wallet to Shatter Barrier to Financial Markets Using Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC)
Momentum builds for mobile investment app Abra after a recent announcement to roll out worldwide investment access. People in 155…
Mimblewimble Deep Dive: a Highly Scalable and Anonymous Blockchain Protocol Used by the New Cryptocurrencies Grin (GRIN) and Beam (BEAM)
On July 19, 2016, an anonymous blockchain developer working under the pseudonym Tom Elvis Jedusor posted the Mimblewimble white paper.…

Security

What is the Cost of Keeping Blockchain Secure?

Last March 25, cryptocurrency data portal Messari published a new screener that revealed how much miners are paid for top-listed “proof of work” coins. The figures estimated that $7.3 million dollars worth of BTC tokens are issued on a daily basis. Meanwhile with regards to mining fees, it is shown that more than $115,000 are distributed. These…
The Large Bitcoin (BTC) Collider: a Pool of Computers Attempting to Brute Force Bitcoin (BTC) Private Keys, Calculates 300-500 Million Keys Per Second and 36,080 Trillion Private Keys Generated So Far, but Would Still Take at Least 2.58X1024 Years to Find a Private Key Collision
In July 2016, Bitcointalk user Rico666 began to formulate the large Bitcoin (BTC) collider, a project to determine how feasible it is to brute force Bitcoin (BTC) private keys via…
Rogue Block Producer Compromises EOS Blacklist, 2.09 Million EOS Worth $7.5 Million Escapes, Rogue Block Producer Fired, EOS42 Proposes Giving ECAF More Power, Perhaps It Is Time To Get Rid of the ECAF?
EOS has a centralized system for disputing and freezing accounts via the EOSIO Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF). The ECAF runs a blacklist of EOS accounts that contain supposedly stolen funds,…
How Blockstream is Fighting Crypto Exchange Fraud
It is no secret that cryptocurrency exchanges have a bad reputation for mismanaging, losing access to, and misrepresenting customer funds and liquidity. The most recent debacle was the “death” of…

Regulation

Numerous Countries Have Made Bitcoin (BTC) Illegal Even Though It’s Impossible to Ban Bitcoin

Bitcoin is secure, decentralized, and can be anonymous when users take the proper precautions. These characteristics make Bitcoin resilient in the face of government bans, but that doesn’t mean governments have given up on trying to ban Bitcoin or at…

Wyoming Leads the Way on Cryptocurrency Legislation: Crypto is Money

In the United States, Wyoming recently passed a bill that legally recognizes cryptocurrencies as money as of Jan. 31, 2019. The bill was presented and proposed on Jan. 19 and was quickly approved by the most crypto-friendly state in the…
Chat App kik (KIN) Fighting Back Against Possible SEC Enforcement
Popular Canadian chat app Kik made waves in 2017 when it announced its ICO and intentions to integrate a cryptocurrency into the Kik platform. In September, Kik raised almost $100…
U.K. Regulators Initiate Win for Crypto Utility Token Classification; Other Countries Fast Eclipsing U.S. as a Crypto Leader
Amid the chaos imposed by the Brexit Referendum, U.K. regulatory agencies are still at work weighing how they’ll deal with the cryptocurrency space. They have at least one answer that…

Opinion

Craig Wright Registers a Copyright for Bitcoin’s (BTC) White Paper and Code: the Implications of This Copyright and Why Bitcoin’s Decentralization Will Save the Day

Craig Wright has registered copyrights for the original Bitcoin (BTC) code and the Bitcoin white paper with the United States Copyright Office. Further, Craig Wright has claimed in these copyrights that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. The Bitcoin white paper was originally published by Satoshi Nakamoto in the latter half of 2008, with the code becoming…
The Laws That Govern Bitcoin Part 2 — Amara's Law
As Bitcoin enthusiasts and investors, we can’t let Bitcoin run unbridled across the financial landscape without trying to define it every chance we get. Luckily, there are a variety of…
Monaco (MCO) Raised $26 Million in ICO and Promised to Deliver Crypto Visa Cards; Rebrands Itself to Crypto.com Then Crypto.com Chain (CRO) After Failing to Deliver Cards
The War On Shitcoins Episode 14: Crypto.com aka Monaco (MCO) & Crypto.com Chain (CRO). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are…
Mr. Crypto Market Never Liked Bitcoin SV (BSV)
One would think that the beating that Bitcoin SV (BSV) has taken the last few days was due solely to a crypto community collective hatred of Craig Wright. One would…