Bitcoin Prices May Surge But High Fees a Challenge

Bitcoin up 9.5 percent High transaction fees will lead to financial exclusion In Jeff Garzik’s deduction, high Bitcoin fees, despite Lightning Network development, will, in the long run, slow down adoption. Meanwhile, Bitcoin is up 9.5 percent from last week’s close trading above $8,000. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Jeff Garzik is one of Satoshi’s early collaborators. Together with Garvin, they are relentless in their advocacy for a trustless network. He diverged from Bitcoin and was an ardent supporter of Segwit2X, a scaling solution that failed to take off.  Jeff now…

Ripple Prices Ranging, Will Siam Commercial Bank Leverage XRP?

XRP up 3.2 percent.  Thailand’s oldest bank, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), to pioneer Ripple’s Multi-hop. Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) will pioneer Ripple’s Multi-hop feature, although the public will wait for further announcement on whether the bank will utilize XRP in their future transactions. Meanwhile, XRP is ranging, adding 3.2 percent from May 23rd close. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals For any cryptocurrency project to be successful, it must partner with companies, finding use cases in the process. That is what many have disclosed in their white papers, and Ripple is no…

3 Crypto Charts That Prove Bitcoin Is About to Bleed Market Share

By CCN: “Alt season” is one of the most profitable phases of the cryptocurrency market cycle. It is a period when all altcoins – from large-cap to small-cap – go through exponential growth, often at the expense of bitcoin. We experienced this phenomenon early this year, until bitcoin’s parabolic rise over the last few weeks shattered many altcoins to the point of capitulation. With many large-cap coins suffering tremendous losses, it is easy to assume that altcoins are bearish. However, nothing could be further from the truth. A closer analysis…

Bosch is Trialing on Ethereum as ETH Drop 4.8% in a Retracement

Ethereum (ETH) down 4.8 percent and hanging Bosch, Samsung, and Amazon see potential in Ethereum Vitalik zeroed in on Augur and Kleros as two projects that would eliminate human verification, as Bosch said they are trialing projects in Ethereum. Prices are stable, down 4.8 percent. But bills still have control.  Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals On April 30th, Elon Musk tweeted, “Ethereum” and that was enough for Ether prices to move, jolting bulls and could have been the precursor to what we are currently witnessing. What we have seen is a…

Bet on Bitcoin for Better Returns Than US Stocks, Insists Wall Street Veteran

By CCN: On CNBC’s Fast Money, Morgan Creek Digital founder and CEO Mark Yusko, said that bitcoin makes a great diversifying asset in a stocks portfolio and that every investor should invest in the dominant cryptocurrency. Hedge fund vet @MarkYusko says bitcoin is a better bet than stocks. pic.twitter.com/mbnwGJUmNi — CNBC’s Fast Money (@CNBCFastMoney) May 22, 2019 Since January, in less than six months, the bitcoin price has risen by more than 100 percent year-to-date, outperforming every major stocks index such as the S&P 500. Bitcoin Over Stocks? Or Both?…

Bitcoin Miners are Hoarding, Demand Is Rising

By CCN: Now that the bitcoin price is holding at the $8,000 level, investors are anxiously awaiting what comes next. Bitcoin’s value has expanded by 50% over the last 30 days, but the bulls are currently taking a breather and momentum appears to have stalled. Crypto fund manager Brian Kelly on CNBC provided some anecdotal evidence that the bitcoin price is only getting started, not the least of which is that miners are reportedly hoarding bitcoin rather than directing it toward total circulation, which is helping to fuel gains in…

Here’s Why Gold Bull Peter Schiff is Blessing in Disguise for Bitcoin

The economic atmosphere in the United States has changed drastically over the last six months. Ahead of last year’s close, the stock market tanked, consumer spending experienced a sharp decline, and prominent economists predicted that a recession was around the corner. And now, in May, the US economy is working smoothly and steadily without any sudden changes. Nevertheless, the pessimism and uncertainty about the future are higher than they have been since the last economic crisis. Business confidence underwent a terrible shock earlier this year due to the US government…

Coinbase’s Ethereum (ETH) Volume Spike a Hint, Up 28.1 Percent

Ethereum (ETH) up 28.1 percent Trading volumes surge ahead of Istanbul hard fork and Serenity Serenity is supportive of prices. So far, Ethereum (ETH) is up 28.1 percent. Even so, there is room for further upsides once there is a close above the psychological $300 mark. Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals Several factors are behind investors’ confidence in Ethereum (ETH). Apart from liquidity, fundamentals are overly bullish. Because of expectations and belief of how prices will pan out in days ahead, ETH is literally on a roll. Week to date, prices…

Bitcoin Price Blitzed $20,000, 13 Days After it Last Closed at $8,300; Déjà Vu?

By CCN: Year-to-date, the bitcoin price has surged by 113 percent in a stunning recovery, achieving $8,000 in merely six months after plunging to $3,150 in December 2018. Although bitcoin experienced extreme volatility in recent days, it’s up significantly in 1 month (source: coinmarketcap.com) As said by Thomas Lee, a co-founder at Fundstrat Global, bitcoin has historically tended to record most of its gains in a short time frame, typically in a 10-day window, unlike traditional assets and asset classes. 2/ Reminder that BTC generally generates all of its performance…

US Bank Say Bitcoin (BTC) is a Bubble, Will Price Fall?

Bitcoin (BTC) in range mode JP Morgan Strategists say current prices echo those of late 2017 and could burst After analyzing Bitcoin as a commodity, JP Morgan strategists now say there is a divergence between actual and intrinsic values and that Bitcoin echoes the spike of Dec 2017. In their view, the only correction is a drastic reduction in price against analysts’ projections. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Analysts believe that the dilapidating winter of last year is over. In six weeks starting from early April, Bitcoin (BTC) prices have been…