Bitcoin and Blockchain: The Tangled History of Two Tech Buzzwords

“I’m interested in blockchain, not bitcoin.” Admit it, you’ve heard this hundreds, if not thousands, of times. (You might have even said it yourself.) And sure, people know what you’re saying, you’re talking about the “technology underlying bitcoin” and you sound smart enough. Once it became known – or at least presumed – that you could apply cryptography in finance, in ways similar to how it’s used in bitcoin, everyone started making sure that statement fell from their lips. And that refrain – kicked off by bitcoin itself – remains…

Bitcoin Price Retests $8,000 Following 21.37% Drop

Bitcoin has made a come back following three days of depressive price movements that led to a 21.37 percent drop. The world’s leading cryptocurrency started Sunday while trending in positive territory. The asset’s rate against the US dollar surged by circa 11 percent to settle a session high at $8,041 on Coinbase exchange. The move brought approximately $12 billion to the bitcoin market, with maximum influx coming from Tether’s stablecoin USDT. Nonetheless, the uptrend slowed down ahead of the European session, hinting that a downside correction might still be underway.…

Here’s What Triggered Bitcoin Price Above $8,000

By CCN: The bitcoin price has surged by seven percent in the past several hours from $7,300 to around $8,000 in major markets including the U.S., demonstrating a strong recovery from its abrupt drop to $6,400. The bitcoin price surges seven percent in less than four hours (source: coinmarketcap.com) On May 17, as CCN reported, the bitcoin price briefly plunged to $6,400 by more than 18 percent against the U.S. dollar. Market eating up an 18% bitcoin drop quickly is a sign of positive sentiment Analysts including Dovey Wan, a…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 17

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Bitcoin witnessed a flash crash on Bitstamp exchange when it plunged to a low of $6,178. The fall was triggered by a sell order of about 5,000 bitcoins at $6,200. Some people speculate that the order might have been mistyped $6,200 instead of $8,200.…

Crypto Bulls and Bears Wrestle on What Comes Next for the Bitcoin Price

By CCN: Many in the crypto community remained calm and banded together despite the steep drop in the bitcoin price on the heels of an otherwise incredibly bullish month. Bitcoin’s value was slashed by approximately $21 billion in the last 24 hours, with the BTC price currently holding above the $7,000 threshold. The declines were traced back to a mega sell order on Bitstamp exchange, either creating an opportunity for investors who missed the previous run or providing a warning before the other shoe drops. Of course, crypto bulls and…

Bitcoin Suffers Biggest Intraday Price Drop for Over a Year

View Bitcoin tanked by $1,702 early on Friday, the biggest intraday drop since January 2018. On the way back up, the hourly chart shows scope for re-test of former support-turned-resistance at $7,619. A bounce to $7,619, if any, could be short-lived with prices falling back to $6,178 (daily low) over the weekend, as both the 4-hour and daily charts are biased bearish. A bounce from the historically strong support of the 30-day moving average (MA) at at $5,986 would imply an end to the price pullback. Amid extremely overbought conditions,…

Shocking! ‘Bitcoin Wins the Trade War’ as Chinese Investors Pile In

By CCN: Bitcoin is on a tear as the price of the flagship cryptocurrency has gone supersonic in 2019. It is widely believed that bitcoin’s remarkable rally is a result of booming institutional interest in the cryptocurrency, as investors are looking for alternative asset classes to park their funds at a time when the stock market is in turmoil and the global economy is on edge. But it looks like institutional buying isn’t the only catalyst driving bitcoin’s price. The Chinese are reportedly piling into bitcoin, believing it to be…

Bitcoin Faces Price Correction Toward $7.6K, Technical Charts Suggest

View Bitcoin printed a 10-month high of $8,390 earlier today only to fall back quickly below $8,000, strengthening the bearish divergence of the 4-hour chart relative strength index (RSI). The daily RSI is also teasing bearish divergence. BTC risks falling to a potential double-top neckline at $7,619. A break lower would open the doors to sub-$7,000 levels (target as per the measured height method). The case for correction in the next day or two would weaken if the price rises back above $8,300. Bitcoin (BTC) could be in for a…

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork | Segwit Recovery & Schnorr Signatures

A Bitcoin Cash hard fork was implemented earlier today as of block 58268. Although the network-split initially met with a hiccup, the upgrade has now successfully completed. Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork The hard fork sees the Bitcoin Cash network implement two new features. They are Segwit recovery and Schnorr signatures. The Segwit recovery means network participants can now recover funds that were sent accidentally to Segwit addresses. Before today, this was impossible due to the “enforcement of the new CLEANSTACK rule” which was implemented in the last upgrade in November. The…

Bitcoin Analyst Destroys Mr. Wonderful After Shark Tank Star Slams Crypto

By CCN: When it comes to ignorant allegations about bitcoin, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary took the cake this week, managing to hit every wrong button in trying to bash the suddenly-resurgent cryptocurrency. Kevin O’Leary: Bitcoin a ‘Scam’ & ‘Total BS’ O’Leary, also known as “Mr. Wonderful,” tried to debate bitcoin enthusiast Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano on CNBC’s SquawkBox Tuesday. The co-founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital crushed him like a cockroach, which is precisely what O’Leary calls entrepreneurial hopefuls’ ideas when he viciously shoots them down. In bashing bitcoin, O’Leary…