BREAKING NEWS: Poloniex Ends Margin Trading and Lending

October 3, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Citing its desire to comply with regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions, Poloniex exchange that is owned by Goldman Sachs-backed Circle, notified customers Wednesday that it is removing margin trading and lending from its platform. The move comes amid uncertainty about coming regulation that will affect the cryptocurrency community. Exchanges, developers, and crypto buyers and investors… Read more

Ripple’s xRapid Goes Live

October 3, 2018  /  by Jackson Rickun
Ripple Labs announced yesterday it’s new xRapid payment protocol is now commercially available. In Ripple’s annual two-day Swell conference, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said three institutional customers — MercuryFX, Cuallix, and Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union — will use the newly available xRapid protocol. Ripple’s payment system, called RippleNet, is comprised of three different protocols,… Read more

Bitcoin hovers near $6,500, but will take months to repair technical damage, says chart expert

October 2, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
When we’re going through the morning news meeting here at Crypto.IQ, we’ve taken to deconstructing FUD, Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt, perpetrated on the news consuming public. It would be entertaining if it weren’t for the damage these purveyors of half truths and lies are trying to do to the crypto community. This article is built… Read more

Don’t Drink and Trade

October 2, 2018  /  by Bill Noble
Recently, Bloomberg went out its way to highlight the psychology of gambling as a way to explain parabolic booms and bust cycles for crypto and cannabis stocks. The article implies that crypto and cannabis investors who have chased strength have wound up looking like people waiting for an outbound Sunday night flight from Las Vegas.… Read more

Banks Exponentially More Responsible for Money Laundering

October 2, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
WSJ “Investigation” Targets Crypto but Gives Banks a Pass There’s an ongoing narrative that the traditional financial industry wants us to accept. It clashes with the narrative put forward by cryptocurrency evangelists, that the banking system is reliable and trustworthy. Crypto, on the other hand, is the Wild West, full of untested technology, scam artists,… Read more

Hibernation Awaits: Breaking Down the Potential Bear to Bull Market Reversal

October 1, 2018  /  by Noah Hornaday
After a grueling 2018 for altcoins, with very little sign of life across the entirety of the market, things are starting to take shape for a potential bullish trend reversal for the altcoin market. Signs similar to ones from the 2017 pumps are beginning to appear on the charts in terms of market dominance percentage… Read more

Swiss Cryptocurrency Backed by Seven Precious Metals Aims to Attract Risk-Wary Investors

September 28, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
We like the way this article describes the rising number of stablecoins entering cryptocurrency — a “Cambrian Explosion.” It’s a good analogy because we’ve gone from just a handful of these coins in the last 18 months to around 60. Even by the most generous standards in looking at the need for these coins, a… Read more

Too Late to Self-Regulate?

September 24, 2018  /  by Ronald Tichenor
This weekend, we faced another in a long and sad chain of unfortunate events in crypto. Crowd Machine (CMCT) had their wallet hacked and tokens subsequently dumped on the markets sending the token price effectively to zero. At this time, we believe that only uncirculating tokens were stolen, so no token holders actually lost tokens.… Read more

Dodgers To Hold First Crypto Giveaway In Sports History

September 21, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Forget your breakable bobbleheads that may or may not survive your kids. Forget your knit caps, your gel packs, your mousepads and other whatnots sports teams give away to ardent fans when they attend games. Promotional sports memorabilia has entered a new age. In a leadoff promotion that is sure to be repeated by other… Read more

Bitcoin Cash’s Survival in Question as Possible Split Looms

September 19, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
We love the smell of karma in the morning. It smells like justice. We’re not going to lie. Watching the Bitcoin Cash crowd suffer from what the Beatles would call instant karma is is wildly entertaining. We feel strongly about the survival of Bitcoin and of the larger cryptocurrency community because it’s the route to… Read more
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