Bitcoin Can Be a Hedge During Persistent Liquidity Crises: Grayscale

By CCN Markets: Global financial crises are on the rise, thrusting bitcoin into the spotlight. Legendary investor Warren Buffett called bitcoin “rat poison squared,” but it turned out to be nectar, nevertheless. The world’s largest cryptocurrency’s valuation jumped approximately 47 percent between May 5 and May 31 to close the month nearly $8,500. The same period witnessed the U.S. market’s benchmark indicator, the S&P 500, drop by approximately 6 percent. The bitcoin price was on a tear in May. | Source: TradingView Analysts called the bitcoin price surge a net…

Binance Says It’s Launching a US Exchange With FinCEN-Registered Partner

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, is launching a U.S. division. The Malta-based company said Thursday it is setting up Binance US, a new trading platform specifically targeting U.S. customers, in partnership with a firm called BAM Trading Services. The platform will be operated by BAM, while using Binance’s wallet and matching engine technologies. The exchange did not provide a firm timeline for the launch. The move would represent the first formal entry into the U.S. market by Binance, although residents have already been able to access its trading…

Bitcoin (BTC) Ranging, Will Warren’s View Change After July?

Bitcoin (BTC) ranging but up 4.4 percent Adoption depends on the level of BTC awareness Unrelated, Justin Sun may clear any lingering doubt if he successfully convinces Warren Buffet to pour his billions into blockchain and crypto. It will be a momentous breakthrough. Justin will be lauded, perhaps immortalized. However, Bitcoin will be the biggest beneficiary, given its liquidity and popularity. Currently, it is up 4.4 percent and ranging with caps at $8,500. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Crypto, and Bitcoin, in particular, is unique. Founded by principles fronting independence and…

14 Banks, 5 Tokens: Inside Fnality’s Expansive Vision for Interbank Blockchains

The Takeaway: With $63.2 million in fresh funding from 14 banks, Fnality is building tokenized versions of five major fiat currencies. The digitized fiat would be fully collateralized by cash held at central banks and is meant to solve the “cash on ledger” problem faced by other financial blockchain projects. The consortium says it is open to working with JPMorgan, whose JPM Coin project has similar aims. Fnality’s tech partner, Clearmatics, is building these systems on a private version of ethereum. Fnality International is building the missing link in the banking…

John McAfee’s New Crypto Trading Platform ‘Magic’ Goes Live

Noted cybersecurity expert and eccentric crypto fan John McAfee has just launched a cryptocurrency trading platform. Dubbed “Magic,” the site is touted as allowing users to “trade cryptocurrencies on multiple exchanges within a single dashboard, automatically and manually.” Notably, the exchange appears to be non-custodial, with users’ crypto holdings remaining on eight other exchange platforms. When a trade is executed, funds are transferred from those accounts to complete the transaction. To set this up, users will need to plug in APIs from their other exchanges. In its guide to using…

Bitcoin Price Eyes Chart Pattern That Kicked Off Bull Market in 2015

View Bitcoin’s 50- and 100-candle moving averages on the three-day chart look set to produce a bullish crossover – a sign of bull market momentum. Back in October 2015, the same cross marked the start of a long-term bull market. This time, BTC has already rallied more than 180 percent ahead of the bull cross. As a result, we may not see a big move to the higher side immediately following the confirmation of the bull cross. Prices could rise to $8,400 in the next 24 hours, having witnessed a…

Could Bitcoin’s Lightning Power Mobile Communications? This Startup Thinks So

New research from mobile mesh networking company goTenna explores how mobile communications can be decentralized with the help of bitcoin’s lightning network. Technologists have long explored how to use cryptocurrencies and blockchains to build programs where users are more in control of their data. GoTenna, the company behind mesh network devices for internet-less connections, is exploring a novel approach. To that end, the GoTenna team has released a new paper describing how decentralized mesh networks for sending “mobile communications” (such as text messages) could be powered by bitcoin micropayments. What’s…

Less Than 5% of Crypto Code Commits on Github Made By Women: Report

Less than 5% of the code committed to the top 100 cryptocurrency projects on Github were contributed by women, according to a Medium article posted by journalist Corin Faife on June 10. The author gathered more than 1,026,804 code commits for his research. While 691,134 were made by developers with a male name, just 47,678 were made by a female name. A further 287,992 were pseudonymous or produced by someone with a name that could be of either gender. Faife found that Github users with a male name contributed two-thirds…