• Hero Or Zero: What Has Litecoin Achieved In Eight Years?
    Crypto Briefing - 1 hour ago
    Eight years after emerging from the primordial mist, the faster, lighter, and often experimental Bitcoin fork continues to move forward. Litecoin founder Charlie Lee shared celebrations with the LTC community on Twitter over the weekend, cheering for the continued persistence of the plucky network, since its inception eight years ago.…
  • Parroting The Negative: Bitcoin Volume Pushing Up The Daisies
    Crypto Briefing - 2 hours ago
    Bitcoin remains stagnant today, still trading within a few points of the $8,300 level. Diversification in altcoins continues, with most of them showing little action. Exceptions are BNB (up 4.5%), BAT and 0x (both up 12.5%), while Litecoin is one of the low performers with -2%. Binance Coin’s rise could…
  • Fridays Are For Firing Postal Employees, Drinking Beer, And Bad Crypto News
    Crypto Briefing - 3 hours ago
    Friday afternoons on the East Coast of the USA have inexplicably become the time for big industry announcements. For whatever reason (answers on a postcard, please) the end of the week is deemed the most appropriate time for regulators to drop bombshells. That’s doubly annoying for this writer, who is…
  • Waves Price Analysis WAVES / USD: Building Strength
    Crypto Briefing - 4 hours ago
    Waves remains bearish over the short-term and the medium-term horizon The four-hour time shows that a bearish head and shoulders pattern has formed The daily time frame shows that the WAVES / USD pair is trapped within a huge triangle pattern Waves is showing signs of possible price stabilization, as…
  • NASDAQ Lists Cryptoindex.com’s AI-Powered CIX100 Index
    Crypto Briefing - 4 hours ago
    Crypto indices are breaking into the mainstream, as Cryptoindex.com announces the listing of its CIX100 index on the NASDAQ platform. CIX100 functions as a crypto market benchmark, analyzing cryptocurrency data and filtering it by over 200 factors. It uses a proprietary formula to excludes coin with fake volume. Once the…
  • Amun and Binance Launch World’s First BNB ETP
    Crypto Briefing - 10 hours ago
    Binance has partnered with the Swiss cryptocurrency product provider Amun to launch a BNB exchange-traded product (ETP), which is expected to provide a whole new class of investors with exposure to the digital asset through a regulated product. Trading for the BNB ETP – listed as ABNB – begins today…
  • Small Cap Coins Stuck In Vicious Cycle Of Low Liquidity, High Slippage
    Crypto Briefing - 20 hours ago
    Smaller-cap cryptocurrency coins are struggling with low liquidity, destined to suffer in a vicious cycle with their ecosystems struggling to maintain deep order books – making transactions harder to execute. That’s the conclusion of a report released exclusively to Crypto Briefing, in which the automated market maker provider Hummingbot discovered…
  • Bitcoin Rich List: 1,000+ BTC Wallets Are The New Normal
    Crypto Briefing - 21 hours ago
    A tweet from Glassnode has highlighted that the number of Bitcoin wallets holding more than 1,000 BTC has increased by more than 500 since last year, and now stands at almost 2,100 separate wallets. As shown in the chart below, more bitcoins are now locked in the 1,000 BTC to…
  • How Tether Could Destroy Other Stablecoins By Waging An Interest War
    Crypto Briefing - 23 hours ago
    Crypto revenue models are becoming more elaborate – and as the aftermath of a prolonged bear market takes its toll, creative solutions to attract and retain customers are becoming de rigeur. Coinbase’s U.S. customers received a welcome surprise earlier this month, after the cryptocurrency exchange announced interest on users’ USDC…
  • Support Mobile Banking, Discredit Crypto: How The IMF Treats The Unbanked
    Crypto Briefing - 1 day ago
    The IMF has recently found that mobile money accounts are growing in Asia, fast catching up to Africa where it all began. Mobile money – the ability for anyone with a mobile phone to transfer money to somebody else using a phone and a network of kiosks that far exceeded…
  • As Payment Firms Abandon the Libra Association, Who’s Next to Go?
    Crypto Briefing - 1 day ago
    Following last week’s news that PayPal was backing out of the Libra Association, almost all of the payment firms initially linked to the project have now announced their departure. Over the weekend, news emerged that Stripe, Visa, Mastercard, Mercado Pago, and eBay have all abandoned Facebook’s beleaguered cryptocurrency, striking a…
  • Should We Fear The Bitcoin Death Cross? Plus, 0x Price Drivers
    Crypto Briefing - 1 day ago
    Cryptocurrency markets are remaining fundamentally similar to last week’s landscape. Few movements were seen this weekend, and Monday so far is not proving to be an exception. As before, Bitcoin remains tightly range-bound, trading around the same $8,300 level of the previous week, while altcoin movements are mostly defined by…
  • Ripple-Promoted Token Price Analysis XRP / USD: Overcoming Limits
    Crypto Briefing - 1 day ago
    Ripple has turned bullish over the short-term, but remains medium-term bearish while trading below the $0.3400 level The four-hour time shows that a bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern may be forming The XRP / USD pair faces a major technical battle with the $0.3000 level Ripple is on the…
  • FINRA-Licensed Broker-Dealer Welcomes Smartlands To America
    Crypto Briefing - 2 days ago
    It ain’t easy moving to America these days, but Smartlands is bucking border-tightening trends with its latest announcement. The UK-based project, launched in 2017 on the Stellar (XLM) network, is setting up house across the pond, following the signing of a cooperative agreement with IIP Securities. The US-based FINRA-licensed broker-dealer…
  • Blockchain Code Names: The Meaning Behind the Monikers
    Crypto Briefing - 3 days ago
    In the software world, code names are everywhere. You’ve probably noticed that Google names Android updates after desserts (at least, until the latest one), and you might remember when Apple named OSX releases after wild cats. If you’re a Linux fan, you probably know that Debian releases are named after…
  • Binance Makes The Argument For BNB Utility
    Crypto Briefing - 3 days ago
    Is the BNB Token a security or a utility token? It’s a question that Binance appears keen to answer, if a recent blog post and a new hashtag, #UseBNB, are anything to go by. In the post, Binance published an exploration of its multiple use-cases for BNB, which already number…
  • Winds Of Change: Clean Energy Policy And Crypto Adoption Find Common Enemies
    Crypto Briefing - 3 days ago
    Entrenched interests stand to lose out should cryptocurrency find a foothold in consumer transactions and cross-border payments. SWIFT processed over $300bn worth of transactions daily in 2018, according to its annual review. Some seven percent of the value of remittances is smuggled away by middlemen. According to The Economist, $550…
  • Fed Market Manipulations Prove The Financial System’s Need For Decentralization
    Crypto Briefing - 4 days ago
    Over the last few weeks, the U.S. Federal Reserve has enacted policies that will have critical repercussions for the economy. These maneuvers cast a spotlight on the role of central and private banks, and provide an opportunity to think about how decentralized technologies can restore fairness to U.S. consumers. On…
  • Ravencoin Price Analysis RVN / USD: Flight Fatigue
    Crypto Briefing - 4 days ago
    Ravencoin is currently bullish over the short-term and bearish over the medium-term The four-hour time shows that a bullish ascending triangle pattern has now formed The RVN / USD pair has been rejected from the neckline of a head and shoulders on the daily time frame Ravencoin has undergone a…
  • Crypto Correlations Change As Ethereum Becomes Benchmark, and Bitcoin Analysis Today
    Crypto Briefing - 4 days ago
    The cryptocurrency markets are seeing a small retracement today. Bitcoin continues its low-volatility trading around the $8,400-8,500 level, while altcoins are still pulling back from their previous gains. Notable exceptions are 0x (ZRX), Algorand (ALGO) and Chainlink (LINK), which gained 3%, 10% and 5% over yesterday respectively.   Correlations, correlations everywhere…