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OKCoin Adds the Argentine Peso as It Eyes Expansion Into Latin America

Despite a prolonged cryptocurrency bear market and regulatory uncertainties, OKCoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is expanding to Latin America launching a new exchange platform headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Already active in 110 countries and 21 U.S. states, OKCoin USA CEO Tim Byun told Bitcoin Magazine that he is not worried […]
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Yearly Support Breaks as Bitcoin Tests …

After months and months of consolidation, the yearly support finally broke and now bitcoin has found itself in the lower $5000s for the first time since 2017:Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Broken SupportBitcoin managed to drop a staggering 16% yesterday as the market sliced through the long held support like a knife through butter. The […]
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Trader Jailed and Fined Over $1 Million for Bitcoin and Litecoin Fraud …

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a press release on Friday, November 9, 2018, stating that it had fined Arizona resident Joseph Kim for perpetrating a fraudulent cryptocurrency trading scheme against his former employer and other investors. The same day, a District Court in the Northern District of Illinois sentenced Kim to 15 […]
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In the Race for a Bitcoin ETF, Wall Street Has Plenty of Hurdles to Clear

In the latter half of 2018, few developments have occupied crypto investors’ headspaces like the industry’s indefatigable pursuit of a bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF).This conversation lay largely dormant since the two brothers’ first attempt was rejected by the U.S. securities regulator in March of 2017. But the Winklevosses reignited the conversation when their second […]
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Why Blockchain Is the Right Fit for Gold and Diamonds

This week, two major news within the precious metals industry broke. First, the world’s largest diamond company, Russia’s Alrosa, joined a blockchain project aimed at increasing transparency. Secondly, the world’s largest bank, JPMorgan, reportedly started to use its blockchain to tokenize gold.Indeed, blockchain has been pioneering both gold and diamond industries — complex ecosystems that […]
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IRS Advisory Committee Requests Clearer Guidance for Crypto Tax Code

On October 24, 2018, an advisory committee to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a report calling for clarity on the IRS’s position toward cryptocurrency taxation.The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) recently released its annual report advising the IRS on possible areas to improve the tax code, specifically referring to data gathered throughout the […]
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Ether Price Analysis: Higher Lows Could Yield Retest of Local High

After two back-to-back weeks of record-setting volume, ether finds itself situated below historic resistance and currently unable to reach its downtrend line:Figure 1: ETH-USD, Weekly Candles, Downtrend and Record-Setting VolumeFor months, ether has been unable to break its downward trend. And now, after having an enormous amount of buying step in, the market finds itself […]
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Potential Reaccumulation Could Test Bear Trend

Last week, after a devastating move that shook the market violently up and down for a 7% move in just a few short minutes, bitcoin saw a major sign of strength as it proceeded to have a slow, but steady markup where it managed to establish a local high in the $6,800s:Figure 1: BTC-USD, Hourly […]
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New Study Argues Tether Wasn’t Used to Prop Up Bitcoin Price

Following an earlier report by researchers from the University of Texas alleging that stablecoin Tether (USDT) issues new tokens to manipulate the bitcoin price, a new report has emerged debunking this theory.Written by Dr. Wang Chun Wei of the University of Queensland Business School, the report states that, contrary to the conclusion of the earlier […]
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Ether Price Analysis: Market Indecision Could Cause Short Covering Rally

When we last discussed the ETH-USD pair, the price was testing support in the mid $200 range.Since then, the market has dropped another 30% as ether tests the waters in the upper $190 range:Figure 1: ETH-USD, 1-Day Candles, Macro TrendThe volume on the current drop has been exceptionally high compared to the beginning of its […]
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