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Market Analysis: Total Crypto Market Cap Decreases $1 Billion, All Major Cryptocurrencies Down Slightly

Bitcoin (BTC) has decreased from $3,650 to $3,610, about a one percent loss. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) continues to be well below the critical $3,900 resistance level, and below the $3,700 resistance level as well, which has been dominant since the 10 percent price crash on Jan. 10. Today, all major cryptocurrencies are in… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC): S&P (SPY) and VIX as a Bitcoin (BTC) Barometer

There are likely three reasons for the recent stock market rally. First, massive bearish hyperbole in the media at the end of last year led everyone to predict lower stocks prices and a recession in 2019. As one great analyst used to say, “When everyone expects the same thing, something else happens.” In this case,… Read more

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Giveaway Odyssey at North American Bitcoin Conference

The North American Bitcoin Conference had a number of great guests this year in Miami. As with most Bitcoin conferences, there was a strong Bitcoin.com presence, the main supporter of Bitcoin Cash. A representative for Bitcoin.com took the stage to tell us all about the benefits of Bitcoin Cash and then informed us that they… Read more

Crypto’s Top 50 (Part Nine): Augur (REP), Digibyte (DGB), ICON (ICX), Verge (XVG), and Revain ( R)

This is the ninth part of a series that will cover all of the top 50 Cryptocurrencies and provide an introduction to what the coin does, why it matters, and any important highlights. The goal of the Top 50 series is to give readers a basic understanding of each coin that simplifies a thorough technical… Read more

Market Analysis: Total Crypto Market Cap Increases $1 Billion, Most Major Cryptocurrencies Slightly Up

Bitcoin (BTC) has had a slight but steady surge in price throughout today from $3,590 to $3,630. In general, it seems there is resistance around the $3,700 level since Jan. 10. The $3,700 resistance level is solidly below $3,900 where CME Bitcoin futures traders likely took out short positions after the December futures contract expired.… Read more

Ethereum’s (ETH) Difficulty Bomb Is a Form Of Centralization, Gives Developers Power Over Miners

The Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople hard fork has been delayed until further notice due to a critical security bug. At this point it would be best for developers to take their time and ensure that the fork has zero problems before scheduling to deploy it again, but instead the Constantinople hard fork will have to be… Read more

Bitcoin as a Portal to Decentralized Living

Invictus By William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance  My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) and Total Market Cap: Inflection Point

Looking at the three-day chart of crypto total market cap, that metric is again pressing against a major trendline (Figure 1). In technical analysis, they say every good trend line has three points. That could imply a sharp drop in crypto market cap is coming. If the recent alt pump is in the ninth inning,… Read more
Name Current Price 24h %
Bitcoin $3,592.53 -4.12%
Ethereum $119.81 -4.20%
Monero $44.20 -4.81%
Litecoin $31.37 -4.40%


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Market Analysis: Total Crypto Market Cap Decreases $1 Billion, All Major Cryptocurrencies Down Slightly

Bitcoin (BTC) has decreased from $3,650 to $3,610, about a one percent loss. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) continues to be well below the critical $3,900 resistance level, and below the $3,700 resistance level as well, which has been dominant…

Bitcoin (BTC): S&P (SPY) and VIX as a Bitcoin (BTC) Barometer

There are likely three reasons for the recent stock market rally. First, massive bearish hyperbole in the media at the end of last year led everyone to predict lower stocks prices and a recession in 2019. As one great analyst…
Market Analysis: Total Crypto Market Cap Increases $1 Billion, Most Major Cryptocurrencies Slightly Up
Bitcoin (BTC) has had a slight but steady surge in price throughout today from $3,590 to $3,630. In general, it seems there is resistance around the $3,700 level since Jan.…
Bitcoin (BTC) and Total Market Cap: Inflection Point
Looking at the three-day chart of crypto total market cap, that metric is again pressing against a major trendline (Figure 1). In technical analysis, they say every good trend line…

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Breaking Crypto News: Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople Hard Fork Delayed Until Further Notice Due To Critical Security Bug
With less than 8,000 blocks to go until the scheduled deployment of the Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople hard fork, the dev…
Fewer Than 16 Percent of Ethereum (ETH) Nodes Upgraded; Constantinople Hard Fork Three Days Away
The Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople hard fork will deploy a mere 15,000 blocks from now at block 7.08 million, which will…
Bitcoin Hashrate Stabilizing Near 35 Exahash/s After 29 Percent Drop in Mining Difficulty
Bitcoin’s hashrate had been rising exponentially from 2009 through mid-2018, increasing through the megahash (M/H), gigahash (G/H), terrahash (T/H), petahash…
Crypto Platform Waves’ (WAVES) Popularity Sails Upwards with Recent Announcements
Popular blockchain platform Waves has been making ripples in the blockchain space lately thanks to a skyrocketing 40 percent in…

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Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Claims It's Been Hacked, Goes Offline After Months of Problems; Users Cry Exit Scam

The Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it has been hacked and is coordinating with police to investigate. This announcement follows two continuous days of unscheduled maintenance, during which time $2.5 million of Ethereum (ETH) and over $1 million of various ERC-20 tokens have been drained from the exchange. Officials are unavailable for comment, but…
219,500 Ethereum Classic (ETC) Worth $1.1 Million Double Spent During 51 Percent Attack; Coinbase May Delist
Ethereum Classic (ETC) has been under siege due to a 51 percent attack, as detailed in a CryptoIQ article yesterday. There was initially incorrect information that this 51 percent attack,…
Crypto’s Proof of Keys Should Not Be Once a Year; it Should Be Every Second
The first annual Proof of Keys event took place on Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary, Jan. 3, 2019. To observe Proof of Keys, Bitcoin users were urged to take control of their…
BREAKING: Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hit With 51 Percent Attack A Week Before Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople Hard Fork
Ethereum Classic (ETC), which is listed on Coinbase and ranked number 17 on CoinMarketCap with a market cap near $550 million, has been hit with a 51 percent attack. The…

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Ethereum ICO Funds Liquidation Reaches All-Time High as December Ends

Initial Coin Offerings had an explosion in popularity in 2017 as the markets took off. A long way from their beginnings in 2013 with the first token sale of Mastercoin, ICOs have managed to raise over $6 billion in 2018.…

Defacto Crypto Rules: SEC Hasn't Approved an ICO, Making Them Effectively Illegal; Shares an Alternative

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the United States launched its most severe penalties regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) in November 2018 against Paragon (PRG) and Airfox (AIR). Paragon and Airfox must return all investments and pay a $250,000…
Could Crypto Rally Incite a Wave of SEC Enforcement and a Crypto Market Pullback?
The crypto space is in rallying mode as Bitcoin has risen from $3,100 to $4,000, even though the market bounced off of 2018 lows only two or three days ago.…
Polymath (POLY) Countering China’s Stance on Security Token Offerings (STOs)
On Dec. 9, the South China Morning Post published an article reporting that Pan Gongsheng, a deputy director of the People’s Bank of China — the Chinese equivalent of the…

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Giveaway Odyssey at North American Bitcoin Conference

The North American Bitcoin Conference had a number of great guests this year in Miami. As with most Bitcoin conferences, there was a strong Bitcoin.com presence, the main supporter of Bitcoin Cash. A representative for Bitcoin.com took the stage to tell us all about the benefits of Bitcoin Cash and then informed us that they…
Ethereum’s (ETH) Difficulty Bomb Is a Form Of Centralization, Gives Developers Power Over Miners
The Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople hard fork has been delayed until further notice due to a critical security bug. At this point it would be best for developers to take their…
Bitcoin as a Portal to Decentralized Living
Invictus By William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.…
TenX (PAY): The Crypto Debit Card That Never Happened; President Leaves, Dumps His Coins
The War On Shitcoins Episode 9: TenX (PAY). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due…