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…

Ripio Is Launching a Crypto Exchange for 3 Latin American Nations

UPDATE May 16, 18:30: The article was updated with new information from Ripio on the exchange launch date. ––––––––– Ripio, a startup that’s been working to boost crypto adoption in Argentina, is opening a new exchange platform for three Latin American markets. The exchange will operate in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, though due to regulatory hurdles, only fixed-price purchases will be available for Mexican users, Ripio CEO Sebastian Serrano told CoinDesk at Consensus 2019. The company already offers a crypto wallet and peer-to-peer lending, and is launching over-the-counter (OTC) trading for…

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…

Crypto Exchange Binance Restarting Services After Post-Hack Upgrade

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced that it is back online after completing a security upgrade prompted by a recent hack. Kicking off at 03:00 UTC Wednesday, the upgrade meant that all services were suspended during this period, according to a Binance support message. A two-hour extension to the upgrade was announced this morning as some tasks took “longer than expected.” Following the upgrade, Binance published an update saying that trading will recommence at 13:00 UTC.  Users can now cancel open orders and process deposits, while withdrawals “will be available shortly after…

Crypto Market Aims $250 Billion Cap: Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, XLM Analysis

The total crypto market cap is climbing higher steadily and recently tested the $237.0B level. Bitcoin price is placed nicely above the $8,000 level and it remains supported near $7,800. Litecoin (LTC) price is moving higher towards the $95.00 and $100.00 resistance levels. Bitcoin cash price is currently correcting lower, but it remains supported near $385 and $380. EOS price is now well above the $6.00 level and it seems like the bulls could clear $6.20. Stellar (XLM) price is up more than 10% and it recently cleared the $0.1150…

HTC’s Blockchain Phone | Native Crypto Wallet Now Available

According to CoinTelegraph, HTC’s blockchain phone, Exodus 1, now allows users to trade cryptocurrency directly from the phone’s native crypto wallet. The Taiwanese technology giant made the announcement early on Tuesday. Exodus 1 Blockchain Phone – Native Wallet Trading HTC’s Zion Vault will now allow swaps between various cryptocurrencies. The new feature is the result of a partnership with Kyber Network—a dedicated platform for cross-token trading solutions. HTC has added Kyber’s liquidity protocol and this allows easy swaps. The swapping pairs include Ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens, including basic attention token (BAT), Kyber…

Hacked Crypto Exchange Binance to Resume Deposits and Withdrawals on Tuesday

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has announced that the crypto exchange plans to resume deposits and withdrawal services on Tuesday. He wrote in a brief update: Our team is making progress and has been working through the weekend. In the past few days, we have made some significant overhauls to our system, with a large number of advanced security features added and/or completely re-architected. We will share details on some of the changes later. We aim to fully resume deposits and withdrawals on Tuesday. The time will be communicated at a…

Facebook Coin | Catalyst for Crypto Growth, Says Spencer Bogart

With the introduction of the Facebook Coin, the cryptocurrency world is facing a revolution. Spencer Bogart of Blockchain Capital, in an interview with Bloomberg, shed some light on the media giant’s venture into the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The Trickle-Down Effect of Facebook Coin In the interview, Bogart stated that there are several catalysts on the horizon in the cryptocurrency market despite the speculated “bottom” being reached. One good catalyst will be the anticipated Facebook Coin that will change dynamics in the cryptocurrency industry. The Facebook Coin project will be an incredible project…

Facebook Crypto Ad Ban | Platform Loosens Restriction on Crypto Ads

According to CNBC, Facebook said on Wednesday that it will loosen its ban on cryptocurrency advertising on its platform. The result will allow businesses related to crypto and blockchain to promote their projects on the social network. The Facebook crypto ad ban first came into effect in January 2018. Facebook Crypto Ad Ban The social media giant first started blocking ads on initial coin offerings, saying it had concerns for its users’ welfare. It was afraid that many would fall for scams and fraudulent crypto products. But earlier this year…