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Digital Fraud & How to protect Yourself: From ICOs to Bitcoin Scams

Posted on June 17th, 2017.

Digital fraud continues to grow apace. More worryingly, the increasing variety and sophistication of the scams themselves has seen the number of people falling victim to scams growing just as fast. And we are no longer just talking about standard phishing. Today’s digital criminals are highly developed and extremely quick to jump on the...

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August 1st is Bitcoin’s Judgement Day: “Bitcoin may Need to Die”

Posted on June 17th, 2017.

Vinny Lingham, CEO of Civic Keys, thinks August 1, the proposed date for the Bitcoin scaling, is not an independence day for the trailblazer of cryptocurrencies – but in fact a judgement day. In a Twitter post on early Thursday morning, the crypto investor and analysis pundit wrote that: “Bitcoin may need to “die”...

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This Bear has Fangs!

Posted on June 16th, 2017.

We’re gonna make this a quick daily because myself and about 250 eTorians are about to get on a plane for some much needed R&R. –Mati Greenspan eToro, Senior Market Analyst   Please note: All data, figures & graphs below are valid as of June 16th. All trading carries risk. Only risk capital you can afford to...

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The Clock is Ticking

Posted on June 9th, 2017.

In what was probably the most high stakes bet in modern times, Theresa May has shown us what happens when you gamble with the world. A hung parliament is the worst possible outcome too. The UK has officially triggered Article 50 in March. They have exactly until March of 2019 to make brexit happen. At this point, they should be prepping...

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Cryptocurrency Update: Are We Entering Another Steep Correction?

Posted on June 8th, 2017.

This question probably ran through a lot of traders’ minds yesterday evening and this morning amid the decline in Bitcoin, as the 30% correction in the currency that took place two weeks ago is still a very active memory. The correction dragged altcoins lower as well, so it isn’t a surprise that a lot of investors and traders got...

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Cryptocurrency Analysis: Bitcoin and Ethereum on New Highs, Ripple, Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin, ETC, Dash

Posted on June 6th, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin surged above the prior high without any real issue, touched $2900 and pulled back to the break-out level from around the first Fibonacci-extension at $2925. BTC is still on a buy signal with the short-term trend still being intact. The Fibonacci based targets for the current move are $3050 and $3260, with the prior swing...

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Bitcoin Alert: New All-Time High For The Cryptocurrency

Posted on June 6th, 2017.

Just a few hours after our previous alert, Bitcoin hit new all-time highs on several exchanges, rising to $2800 in Asian trading, just two weeks after a painful 30% decline that carried BTC’s price below $2000. The most valuable cryptocurrency is up more than three-fold since hitting $900 in March. Daily Chart of Bitcoin (Coinbase)...

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We’re Moving to the Blockchain

Posted on June 5th, 2017.

Every day mankind is finding new uses for the blockchain. Here are a few of the cooler applications that are set to improve things… A firm in China called BitSE has recently launched a new version of Ethereum that they call VeChain to make it simpler for large corporations to start using the blockchain for big business. Walmart is...

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The Greedy Leading the Blind

Posted on June 2nd, 2017.

It’s very exciting to see pictures of shops in Japan and India that are now accepting Bitcoin. If you have any, feel free to tag me on social media. I’m starting a collection. 🙂 Here’s one of my favorite ones yet. This photo was taken by a Redditor in North Carolina. Despite the American flag in the background and...

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ICO Pre-Analysis: Bancor Protocol

Posted on June 1st, 2017.

A reader requested we look into the Bancor Protcol and related upcoming ICO, which is going to be based on Ethereum, as more and more new projects are. Ethereum, for what it’s worth, recently shot up over around $200 in value. This is no small feat for a coin which has experienced some serious problems, resulting in a major fork, early...

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Cryptocurrency Update: Ethereum Marches On as Dash and Ripple Jump

Posted on June 1st, 2017.

Traders are still getting used to the new status quo of the crypto-market, as Ethereum continues to push to new highs, while Bitcoin bulls are licking their wounds after the steep correction. The total market cap of the coins climbed back above the $80 billion mark, as a sign of the continued inflow of capital in the sector. The reduced...

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Cryptocurrency Update: Ethereum Leads Rebound

Posted on May 30th, 2017.

Bitcoin BTC led the decline at the end of last week, and the rebound also started when Bitcoin bounced off the $1875 support. Since then, the correlation between the coins broke down significantly and BTC has been drifting higher, hitting $2300 before today’s US session. While the rally was strong, caution is still the name of the game...

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Daily Analysis: Ethereum Surges as Stocks Retreat Before UK Elections

Posted on May 30th, 2017.

Tuesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2409 -0.15% DAX 12585 -0.32% WTI Crude Oil 49.35 -0.82% GOLD 1267.00 -0.08% Bitcoin 2256 2.93% EUR/USD 1.1184 0.19% Stock markets are slightly lower today following the long weekend in the US and the UK, as investors prepare for the British elections in slow, summer-like...

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ChronoPay Looks to Kickstart Bitcoin Adoption in Russia

Posted on May 29th, 2017.

ChronoPay, one of Russia’s oldest online payments providers, is including bitcoin to its payment gateway, enabling all of its clients to accept the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. “I have publicly criticized bitcoin in the past,” stated ChronoPay founder and chief executive Pavel Vrublevsky, in a phone call with CCN & Hacked...

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Is the Party Over?

Posted on May 29th, 2017.

I want to wish a very happy boat festival to everyone in China, a great Spring Break Day to the UK, and a relaxing labor day in the USA.

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Cryptocurrency Update: Strong Bounce After the Massacre

Posted on May 28th, 2017.

Flash Update The major coins are sporting massive gains this morning after the crash of the previous sessions with Bitcoin trading near the $2250 level after bouncing off the $1875 support. As long as the short-term downtrend is intact, bounces should be treated with a grain of salt, while keeping an eye on the crucial support/resistance...

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Analysis: Bitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin, Ethereum, ETC, Dash & Monero

Posted on May 27th, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin spiked down towards the first main support zone near $1875, and it’s currently trading above the $2000 level again. I expect more downside, but trading these bounces with small positions could be lucrative. The $2230 level could cap the current bounce. Ethereum ETH’s overnight minimum was around 110, a 40% top to bottom...

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The End of a Speculative Wave, But Not The Bull Market

Posted on May 27th, 2017.

Today is the day when risk returned to the coin market in earnest. Cryptocurrencies are crashing since Bitcoin experienced another wave of selling during the US session on Friday, after Thursday’s spike lower. BTC breached the $2000 level, and the $1000 correction sparked a bloodbath in the coins with no redemption coming from the Asian...

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Bitcoin Crashes: Another Friday-Only Sell-Off or is there More to Come?

Posted on May 26th, 2017.

Bitcoin in a Serious Correction Traders might have gotten used to Bitcoin’s “Gloomy-Fridays” lately, as the back part of the last session before the weekend saw huge spikes lower for the currency. What’s new is that the decline started yesterday with an almost 20% intraday slump. While that initial dip was bought furiously during the...

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Daily Analysis: Clouds Gather Over Stocks as Bitcoin Correction Begins

Posted on May 26th, 2017.

Friday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2412 -0.05% DAX 12579 -0.51% WTI Crude Oil 48.95 -0.17% GOLD 1268.00 0.88% Bitcoin 2427 -10.43% EUR/USD 1.1170 -0.37% The major US stock indices continued to creep higher near their all-time highs yesterday. Investors could be puzzled, as the rally is only led by the usual...