Patrick Byrne’s tZERO Vision and the Launch of tZERO

January 28, 2019  /  by Steven Lubka
tZERO traded the world’s first digital security, but as of Jan. 25, it is now live for customers to begin trading digital securities or Security Tokens. If you are an accredited investor, you can now sign up to trade securities on the tZERO platform, and the company’s own tokens have now reached the secondary market.… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) Has Seen One Major Rally During Each Block Reward Era

January 28, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
So far, there have been 3 block reward eras for Bitcoin (BTC). The first era started with the genesis block in early January 2009, and there were 50 Bitcoin per block. The second era began at block 210,000 in late November 2012, and the block reward halved to 25 Bitcoin. The third era, which we… Read more

Researchers Claim That Most of Ripple’s (XRP) “Circulating Supply” Is Illiquid, Market Cap Is Overestimated by $6.9 Billion

January 25, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
An investigation by Messari Research has concluded that the true circulating supply of Ripple (XRP) is 21.8 billion versus the 41 billion Ripple (XRP) displayed on CoinMarketCap. If this is true, it means that Ripple (XRP) has a market cap of $6.9 billion, well behind Ethereum’s (ETH) $12.2 billion market cap. Further, if this data… Read more

Market Analysis: Bitcoin (BTC) Slowly Rising Today; Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), and Dash (DASH) Rally

January 24, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Bitcoin (BTC) has slowly risen from $3,525 just after midnight eastern United States time to $3,575 currently, up 0.9 percent in the past day. Earlier this afternoon Bitcoin (BTC) almost hit $3,600. It appears any moves past $3,600 quickly fizzle out, and the $3,600 resistance level has been in place since Jan. 20. The support… Read more

Tron (TRX), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC): Watching and Waiting

January 24, 2019  /  by Bill Noble
Perhaps the most interesting chart in all of crypto right now is the chart of Tron (TRX). TRXBTC is pressing against a big level at 757 satoshis (Figure 1). It’s not clear right now if Tron (TRX) can break through that level. We imagine it would be really bullish if it could. Figure 1 The… Read more

Market Analysis: Crypto Market Down Slightly Following VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF Cancellation; Jan. 25 CME Futures Expiration Likely Suppressing Bitcoin’s Price

January 23, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Bitcoin (BTC) attempted a rally this morning from $3,580 to $3,620, but downward pressure kicked in, and Bitcoin declined back to $3,580. In the afternoon, news broke that the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) had been withdrawn, meaning there will be no Bitcoin ETF for the foreseeable future. This announcement coincided with a… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) Futures: A Shift to Scarcity

January 23, 2019  /  by Bill Noble
Given the importance of Bitcoin futures, we decided to plot the prices of the various futures contracts out until June. The data for the CME contract is shown in Figure 1. Data is as of Jan. 23. Looking at the graph of the CME contract, the line has a downward slope (Figure 1). In futures… Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) What If: Return to the Mean

January 23, 2019  /  by Bill Noble
It seems that when Bitcoin has entered a period of apathy and quiet despair. There was a tweet yesterday from a marquee crypto Twitter figure saying he was more interested in shorting Apple (AAPL) and trading day alts than he was in Bitcoin (BTC). CNBC published an article yesterday from the Davos conference. The headlined… Read more

Market Analysis: Bitcoin (BTC) Tests $3,500 Support Level and Then Surges Two Percent; Most Major Cryptocurrencies in the Green Today; February Rally Possible

January 22, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
There was anomalous trading activity this morning on the Bitcoin (BTC) spot market with Bitcoin plunging from $3,520 to $3,400 in about five minutes before returning to $3,520 15 minutes later. This indicates someone dumped a large number of Bitcoin all at once, but there is so much fundamental support at $3,500 that other traders… Read more

Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show Jan. 22, Wyckoff and CME Futures Expiration Suggest February Crypto Rally

January 22, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
On this edition of the Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show we do a deep dive market analysis. Bitcoin (BTC) has solid support at $3,500, and the Wyckoff chart suggests a bottom will happen at the start of February, followed by a rally. The fundamental support at $3,500 combined with the CME Bitcoin futures expiration also suggests… Read more
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