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Analysis: Using Technical Indicators to Trade Crypto in 2019

January 15th, 2019

Technical analysis (TA) has been used to trade crypto since its inception. Traders claim that through careful analysis of historical data and focus on price, volume, and related indicators it is possible to identify patterns and predict outcomes. Here are a number of key indicators and mechanics commonly used for trading crypto. Technical Analysis Is…

Chatter Report: Antonopoulos on Rolling Checkpoints, Vays Defends Song’s Stance on Credit Cards

January 15th, 2019

In today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Andreas Antonopoulos explains rolling checkpoints and how consensus is achieved between miners, developers, exchanges, merchants, and wallets. Chris DeRose believes new Bitcoin pundits are toxic compared to the old ones. Also, Tone Vays defends Jimmy Song’s position on using credit cards over bitcoin. Andreas Antonopoulos Explains Rolling Checkpoints Recently,…

The Daily: Bittrex Opens OTC Desk, Bakkt Acquires Futures Team

January 15th, 2019

In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of stories that show how the cryptocurrency ecosystem is evolving to become more inviting to institutional investors. Bittrex exchange opens an OTC trading desk, Bakkt “acquihires” a futures compliance team, and Swiss investment bank Vontobel launches a custody solution. Bittrex Opens OTC Desk U.S.-based digital…

Canadian Electoral Agency Clarifies Cryptocurrency Donations for Political Use

January 14th, 2019

Canada’s electoral body has started consultations on how political parties should handle cryptocurrency donations ahead of general elections slated for October. Political parties have requested guidance from Elections Canada (EC) on accepting contributions and conducting other transactions in bitcoin. EC has now released a draft note that broadly takes the position that cryptocurrency donations are…

Marshall Islands Updates 2019 Roadmap for Sovereign Cryptocurrency

January 14th, 2019

The Marshall Islands’ plan to issue a sovereign cryptocurrency, dubbed ‘the Sovereign’ (SOV), appears to be progressing, with the Oceanic nation announcing that it will work alongside Steve Tendon, a former adviser to the Maltese Office of the Prime Minister regarding blockchain policy, in developing the virtual currency. Marshall Islands’ Sovereign Cryptocurrency Team Revises Strategy…

Why Some Crypto Companies Consider KYC and AML Compliance Unnecessary

January 14th, 2019

When it comes to cryptocurrency regulation, there is a lack of consensus on how to protect investors. Criminal activity such as fraud, hacks, and theft is prevalent, not only in the crypto realm but in the traditional financial world too. Some exchanges have deemed know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance as unnecessary,…

How to Generate a Bitcoin Address With Your Own Name

January 14th, 2019

You don’t have to be vain to want a vanity address. A bitcoin vanity address is the crypto equivalent of a personalized license plate, with a portion of its 26-35 alphanumeric characters closely mirroring the name of the wallet’s owner. For fundraising, collecting tips or soliciting donations, having a bitcoin address that’s synonymous with its…

The Daily: Twitch Gamer Tipped $70K in Crypto, Hacker Returns $100K of ETC

January 14th, 2019

In this edition of The Daily, a video gamer streaming on Twitch has received crypto donations totaling over $70,000 and a hacker believed to be behind the 51 percent attack on the Ethereum Classic blockchain has reportedly returned $100,000 in ETC coins. Also, Electrum developers have issued another series of warnings about phishing attempts using…

Bitmain Pauses Texas Mining Operations, County Officials Report

January 14th, 2019

According to reports from media outlet Texas Public Radio, the Chinese mining giant Bitmain Technologies has reportedly suspended operations in the town of Rockdale. Bitmain started to build up its new facility at a former aluminum smelting factory last summer, but since the crypto economy downturn, the company’s operations at the Texas factory have allegedly…

Cryptocurrency Conferences Continue to Thrive Despite Industry Downturn

January 14th, 2019

Over the last year, cryptocurrency prices have dropped significantly and mainstream attention has been waning in recent months. However, according to recent data, the digital currency and blockchain conference circuit did not see a steady decline during the last six months of 2018. Digital Currency and Blockchain Focused Conferences Are Still Trending Cryptocurrency and blockchain…