Blockchain Startup CEO Kidnapped in Kiev

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Blockchain Startup CEO Kidnapped in Kiev Sunday, a Ukranian blockchain CEO got kidnapped in Kiev. Gregory Kucherkov is the CEO of Cornerstone, an effort to fund real estate investment with a blockchain token. Conerstone is planning an ICO. CCN received a tip from COO Fedir Martynov, and reached out to him by phone. Martynov tells us that the firm has already raised some capital for its ICO in a private sale, and they and the local police believe this may be the motive for the kidnapping. Currently Cornerstone is preparing…

Thailand’s Securities Watchdog Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

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  Thailand’s Securities Watchdog Approves Country’s First ICO Portal Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given the green light to the country’s first portal for scrutinized initial coin offerings (ICOs). As reported by Bangkok Post on Wednesday, the decision was made by the SEC’s board of directors and now needs final approval from other government bodies such as the Ministry of Commerce, according to the agency’s director of fintech, Archari Suppiroj. The portal is being developed to protect investors by scrutinizing ICOs and auditing their smart contracts, as well as countering financial crimes by…

Emerging Markets are Surging and Investors Could Send Bitcoin Moon-Bound

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  Emerging markets and their respective currencies are on the rise, which historically has had some correlation with the price of Bitcoin. According to Morgan Stanley, the global emerging markets benchmark is expected to rise by around 8 percent in 2019, primarily due to the increase in interest in the Chinese stock market following the optimistic prospect of the trade deal. Bitcoin Vs. Emerging Markets: What’s the Correlation? In August 2018, global macro analyst Peter Tchir said that during periods of emerging market stress, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as a store…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Low Time Frames Show Signs of Life Amid Weekly Tests

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  Bitcoin continues to coil tightly within its range-bound market as the bulls and bears fight it out to see which is most dominant. On the lower time frames (TF), bitcoin is managing to find support: Figure 1: BTC-USD, 2-Hour Candles, Low TF Support The zone outlined by the green line in Figure 1 represents local support that has kept the market afloat for the last week and a half. Late last night, we saw another test of this support level has failed to break it thus far. On a…

Bitcoin Price Trapped in Key Make-or-Break Trading Range

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  View Bitcoin is trapped in a trading range defined by the 200-week simple moving average and the 200- week exponential moving average, currently at $3,404 and $4,106, respectively. Therefore, the outlook as per the weekly chart is neutral. A weekly close (Sunday, UTC) above $4,106 would confirm a longer-term bearish-to-bullish trend change and could fuel a rally toward $5,000. A weekly close (Sunday, UTC) below $3,404 could revive the sell-off from November highs above $6,500 and allow a drop to levels below $3,000. The odds of a drop to…

4 Crypto Assets Break Above Key Moving Average, Leaving Bitcoin Behind

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  Several well-known cryptocurrencies are trading above their 200-day moving averages, a development typically considered a sign of a healthy market. A moving average (MA) is simply an ongoing calculation of the closing prices of an asset over a specified period of time, but is also a tool traders use to gauge the asset’s trend direction as well as support and resistance levels. While a moving average of any length can be used, the 200-day moving average is a standard in financial analysis. Put simply, if an asset trading above the…

Crypto Winter Freezes New York Bitcoin Mining Industry

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  A unique characteristic of many upstate New York cities is their low energy rates. Hydroelectric dams along the St. Lawrence river give residents electricity so cheap that many even heat their homes with it. The region made perfect sense for crypto miners during the “gold rush” days of 2017 and early 2018, and the increased demand from the Bitcoin mining industry created the problem of increased electricity demand driving up the costs. Mining Premiums & Government Action + Crypto Winter = Toxic Environment for Bitcoin Miners Some municipalities like…