What Cboe’s Looming Crypto Futures Exit Means for the Bitcoin Price

By CCN: After nearly 18 months of operation, the Cboe bitcoin futures market is closing for good, or at least for the foreseeable future, with the expiration of its last bitcoin futures contract on June 16. Speaking to Bloomberg, Cboe spokeswoman Suzanne Cosgrove revealed that the company does not have plans to release a new product for cryptocurrency trading at this time, reaffirming the closure of its bitcoin futures market that was announced in March. The bitcoin price is up 115 percent year-to-date against the U.S. dollar. | Source: CoinMarketCap…

The GateHub Hack | More Than 100 XRP Ledger Wallets Affected

In the crypto space, it’s not uncommon to see a crypto wallet get hacked. It’s unfortunate, of course, but not unusual. And the latest crypto wallet hack came this week. On Thursday, GateHub said more than 100 customers have had their ledger wallets hacked, resulting in their funds being stolen. Here’s everything we know. GateHub Hack: What We Know On Thursday, June 6, GateHub published a “preliminary statement” on its blog. In the post, the crypto wallet said more than 100 customers have had funds on their XRP Ledger wallets…

Bitcoin Trade Volume on Coinbase Hit a 14-Month High in May

Bitcoin trading volume on the largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, hit the highest amount seen in 14 months in May. During the month of May, Coinbase facilitated the trade of 738,959.42 BTC — worth approximately $5.9 billion at current market prices — according to data from Bitcoinity. This development marks the exchange’s highest level of bitcoin trade volume since March of 2018. Additionally, it also represents the sixth-most voluminous month for bitcoin trading on the exchange to date. Perhaps not surprisingly, the rise in volume was accompanied by a 60 percent…

Bitcoin (BTC) Reject Lower Prices, IRS To Clarify On Basic Tax Issues

BTC bulls absorbing sell shocks IRS to clarify emerging concerns in their next update probably in Q3 2019 The IRS is set to issue another crypto tax guideline at a tentative time this year after five years of silence. That will better clarify their position as they address pressing queries around crypto valuation, forks, and Air Drops. Meanwhile, BTC is on a recovery path, adding 2.4 percent in 24 hours. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Paying taxes is an obligation. It is mandatory and is a way of enabling governments to…

Bitcoin Price Eyes Stronger Recovery Rally After Bounce to $8K

View Bitcoin has bounced back to $8,000, forming a double bottom breakout – a bullish price pattern – on the 4-hour chart. The price breakout has opened the doors to $8,400. On the way higher, BTC may face resistance at $8,350. A rally to $8,350, if any, could be short-lived if trading volumes remain low. A break below $7,432 (June 4 low) would revive the case for a drop to the 50-day moving average at $6,915. Bitcoin has recovered to $8,000 after defending key support for two consecutive days and…

Ripple (XRP) Price Showing Bullish Signs: Look For Break Above $0.44

Ripple price started a decent recovery from the $0.3840 support area against the US dollar. The price traded above the $0.4000 resistance and it is currently showing positive signs. There was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $0.4010 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair is currently trading above the $0.4150 resistance and it could continue higher in the near term. Ripple price is showing positive signs against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP could continue to climb…