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Bitcoin Falls Through Key Average as Traditional Markets Hit Record Highs

View Strong performances in traditional assets and a lack of new reasons to buy crypto is suppressing BTC’s price. A loss of the 50-day moving average exposes the $8,000 price level. The daily RSI shows that momentum slowing, which could hint at greater selling pressure in the short term. Bitcoin (BTC) is at risk of another sell-off after its price fell beneath a key moving average on Nov. 15, as a relatively strong performance by traditional …

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How to Spot Bitcoin’s Golden or Death Cross Using Simple Moving Averages

Understanding short-term and long-term moving averages (MAs) is important for trading strategies, whether for cryptocurrency or traditional assets. Two rare but powerful signals that traders look for occur when the short-term and long-term MAs cross. On the upside, that’s the golden cross, and, on the downside, it’s called the death cross. Golden and death crosses have predicted many of the worst economic downturns of the previous century; for example, the death cross predicted the 1929, 1938, …

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Binance Exchange Is First Client for Paxos’ New Dollar Gateway

Regulated blockchain company Paxos has launched a product allowing crypto exchange customers to more easily fund their accounts with traditional money. With its new Fiat Gateway service, Paxos said Tuesday that users will be able to execute simple swaps between U.S. dollars and stablecoins, including the firm’s own Paxos Standard (PAX). Notably, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, will be the first to integrate the product. The firm will also have its stablecoin, …

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HTC Will Support Binance Chain With Special Edition Smartphone

Smartphone developer HTC plans to provide support for Binance Chain with a new special edition version of its blockchain mobile. The company announced Tuesday that it would release an EXODUS 1 smartphone that integrates with crypto exchange Binance’s namesake blockchain, providing support for its decentralized exchange and token. The EXODUS 1 Binance edition will integrate Binance Chain with the device’s native Zion Vault wallet app, according to the announcement. Essentially, users will be able to …

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Bitcoin’s Weekly Chart May See Golden Cross for First Time in 3.5 Years

View Bitcoin’s short-term 50-period moving average is edging closer toward the longer-term 100-period moving average on the weekly chart, hinting at a potential bullish “golden cross” formation for the first time in 3.5 years. In the shorter term, however, total weekly volume has fallen period-to-period as indecision continues to grip the market. Price action is caught between the 100-day and 200-day moving averages (MAs). The next major move either way is likely to determine trend …

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Tether Says Its Stablecoin Is ‘Fully Backed’ Again

USDT tokens are now fully backed by Tether’s reserves, the stablecoin issuer said Thursday. Tether published a response to what it described as “a flawed paper” written by John Griffin, a professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin, and Amin Shams, an instructor the Ohio State University which claimed a single address on the Bitfinex exchange was responsible for manipulating the bitcoin market in late 2017, sparking the bull market. The paper …

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Binance to Advise Ukraine Government on Upcoming Crypto Regulation

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has agreed to help Ukraine prepare new rules for cryptocurrencies, as well as digitize the country’s finances. Announced by the exchange Wednesday, Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Binance to work together on “establishing the potential legal status of virtual assets and currencies in the country.” The ministry was founded in September to supervise Ukraine’s transition to a digital economy and online government services. …

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The ‘Bitcoin Rich List’ Has Grown 30% in the Last Year, But Why?

The Bitcoin Rich List, or the number of addresses holding more than 1,000 BTC, has grown in the past 12 months, possibly reflecting an influx of high-net-worth investors.   The metric has registered growth of 30 percent since September 2018, according to Coin Metrics data. Even when adjusted to exclude addresses known to belong to exchanges, the figure shows a similar surge. At press time, 2,148 addresses contain more than 1,000 bitcoins, amounting to just 0.01 …

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BitMEX Exchange Exposes User Base in Email Mishap

If you have an account with crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX, there’s never been a better time to update your security preferences. On Friday at 08:00 UTC, BitMEX alerted its clientele via blog and Twitter that it had accidentally revealed many of its user’s email addresses in the CC: field. The unfortunate email also opens users up to targeted phishing attacks, as  anyone obtaining the email has a portion of what’s needed to access the account …

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Bitcoin Price Slides 2% After Deribit, Coinbase Flash Crash

Update (Nov. 1, 15:03 UTC): Deribit will reimburse over $1.3 million in losses from the BTC index calculation data issue witnessed at 21:00:00 UTC on October 31, 2019. Another flash crash has occurred for bitcoin (BTC), this time appearing on the Coinbase Pro and Deribit exchanges. At 19:55 UTC on Oct. 31, BTC’s spot price dipped from $9,260 to $9,055 in quick succession on Coinbase’s exchange for professional traders. An hour later, Deribit, a futures and …

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