Bear Markets ‘Do Bear Things,’ but BTC Has ‘Gigantic’ Potential

Spencer Bogart, a partner at the venture capital firm Blockchain Capital, believes that crypto opportunities are “still gigantic” despite the current bear market, the expert claimed in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Nov. 19. The expert at the crypto and blockchain-focused venture capital startup has maintained his pro-Bitcoin (BTC) stance, pointing out the critical role of “programmable money,” which is supposed to gain even more popularity over time. Considering programmable money as a “multi-trillion dollar idea,” Bogart emphasized the fact that Bitcoin has become the “biggest bull markets of…

Liquidity Provider Sues Crypto Exchange for $13.7 Mln in Singapore’s First BTC Court Case

Crypto exchange Quoine and major liquidity provider B2C2 are the opposing parties in Singapore’s first court case involving Bitcoin (BTC), which began Nov. 21, Singapore-based English-language daily The Straits Times reports. The case concerns an alleged reversal of crypto transactions in the spring of 2017. In a legal battle at the Singapore International Commercial Court, B2C2 alleges Quoine reversed seven Bitcoin to Ethereum (ETH) trades it attempted to perform in April 2017. The reversal, which Quoine in court documents said was due to a technical glitch, involves a total of…

Tom Lee Maintains $15,000 Year-End BTC Prediction Despite Market Crash

Despite the present market crash, major Wall Street crypto bull Tom Lee has reiterated his recently reduced year-end price prediction for Bitcoin (BTC) at $15,000 in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday, Nov. 20. In the recent statement, the head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors pointed out two major types of crypto players — those who are “using it and have wallets in crypto,” and those who belong to a speculative side of the market. According to Lee, those two sides of the crypto community should find…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Another Red Day Pushes BTC Into Deeper Support Test

Bitcoin has tumbled again today as the market continues to see further downward movement shortly after breaking two areas of market support. So far, bitcoin is down 15% on the day — 25% in 1 week: Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Downward Continuation This drop below support is starting to display hallmarks of market capitulation. After most of the sellers got out of the market earlier this year, bitcoin managed to consolidate sideways for about 9 months in the form of a descending triangle. Last week, after several tests of…

Bearish Sentiment Mounts As Bitcoin (BTC) Plunges Below $4,400

When an overwhelming number of cryptocurrency investors thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. Bitcoin (BTC), after falling under $5,800 on November 14th, continued lower on Monday and Tuesday morning, moving under a multitude of supposed support levels at $5,000, $4,800, and, most recently, $4,400. Altcoins, save for XRP, followed close behind ‘big daddy Bitcoin’, posting similar losses of 15%, or even more in acute cases of ‘bear market bowel syndrome’. Keeping this tumultuous price action in mind, crypto investors have done their best to discern where this nascent market could be headed next. And sadly,…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Targets Fresh Lows Below $5,200, Market Gloomy

Key Points Bitcoin price is currently under pressure below the $5,500 resistance level against the US Dollar. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at $5,530 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is declining and it seems like it could break the $5,230 and $5,200 support levels. Bitcoin price is moving lower towards the last low against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could accelerate declines below if there is a break below the $5,200 support. Bitcoin Price Analysis…

Progress Report: Lightning Network Surpasses $1M BTC Capacity, 4,000 Nodes

The Lightning Network continues to post steady growth. According to data from 1ML, the network is now supported by roughly 4,070 nodes, which house just over 12,500 payment channels, an average of 10.91 channels per node (at time of publication). Most of this growth has come in the later half of 2018, as the average age of each node is just 137 days old. With infrastructural growth, the network is also seeing an uptick in liquidity. At the time of writing, the network’s collective capacity now stands at 223.65 BTC, which, at…

Andrew Fleming, Former Dow Jones Executive, Joins BTC Inc as Head of Media

BTC Inc, the parent company of Bitcoin Magazine, is excited to announce the hiring of Andrew Fleming to be the new head of its media division. The addition of Fleming to BTC Inc’s management roster is the latest example of an emerging trend of big-name talent leaving institutions in order to join the crypto and blockchain industry. Before coming to BTC Inc, Fleming was the Head of Content Platforms at Dow Jones, parent company of the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Barron’s and many other leading publications. Prior to Dow Jones,…

Rapper T.I., Charlie Shrem Sued Over Alleged Pump-and-Dump, BTC Theft Respectively

  Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week US Rapper T.I. Sued for $5 Million After Alleged Failure of FLik Token U.S. rapper T.I. is being sued for $5 million by a group of 25 persons who have alleged that the rapper’s promotion of FLiK tokens led to a loss…

BitMEX CEO Affirms Bear Call, Says BTC May Fall to $2,000

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn What a difference a few months can make. It seems like a lifetime ago that Arthur Hayes, CEO of cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, predicted that the bitcoin price could reach $50,000 in 2018. In fact, it has been less than six months, though the events that have occurred during that interlude have been sufficient for Hayes to slash his short-term crypto forecast by more than 95 percent. CCN reported earlier this week that Hayes, a former Citigroup trader, is now predicting that the bitcoin downtrend could last…