What We Know About Yellow Vests’ Bank Run and How Crypto Could Help It

On Jan. 7, activists of the French grassroots political movement the Gilets Jaunes — Yellow Vests — announced a bank run via social media, essentially hoping to meet their goals by destabilizing the local financial system. Dubbed the “Collectors’ Referendum,” the movement’s latest demonstration calls on supporters to withdraw their savings from financial institutions on Saturday, Jan. 12. While the political action does not mention cryptocurrencies, it seems that such a run on the banks could hypothetically affect the crypto market — and vice versa. What’s a bank run? A…

US State of Wyoming Passes Two New Blockchain, Crypto-Related Bills

The state legislature of the American state of Wyoming has reportedly passed two new house bills that aim to foster a regulatory environment conducive to cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation. The developments were reported by the president of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, Caitlin Long, in two tweets posted Jan. 10 and Jan. 11. To press time, only the status of one of the bills — House Bill 62 — has been updated on Wyoming’s state legislature page, showing it passed 8-1 and has since been placed on general file. The official…

Bitcoin Price Will Tank Below $3,000, Says Trader Who Predicts Sell-Off

The bitcoin price will crater below $3,000 amid a mass sell-off. That’s what futures trader Anthony Grisanti predicts about the ongoing Crypto Winter. “I’m looking for a move down to $3,000, which would represent a real weakness in this market,” Grisanti told CNBC. “It could be the driver that gets people to bail out of this and push it even lower.” Trader: ‘People are Liquidating Their Positions’ Grisanti is a CNBC analyst who previously traded energy futures at Bear Stearns. Like other crypto bears, Grisanti believes it’s only a matter of time before…

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 11

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. When a price is forming a bottom, it is usually volatile as both the bulls and the bears are trying to gain the upper hand. In a bear market, any negative news is met with strong selling and that is what has happened…

Bitcoin Price Dangerously Close to ‘GTFO’ Level: Analyst Mark Dow

For most of 2019, bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency market rode a bullish wave, as a reduction in short-selling allowed prices to creep higher. However, on Thursday the bitcoin price crashed below the $4,000 mark, and now one prominent trader warns that it is dangerously close to approaching a level where even bulls need to “GTFO.” Mark Dow Sounds the Alarm on Bitcoin That trader is Mark Dow, a former IMF economist who famously shorted the bitcoin price from near its all-time high in 2017 to below $3,750. The bitcoin…

Crypto Is Among SEC’s Top Examination Priorities for 2019

Cryptocurrencies are one of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) top examination priorities this year, according to an official statement announced by the commission Dec. 20. In the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) recent report, digital assets — specified as  cryptocurrencies, coins and tokens — are included among the six “themes for OCIE’s 2019 Examination Priorities.” The report states that the the office is planning to focus on monitoring the emerging market and enforcing compliance with existing laws: “OCIE will continue to monitor the offer…

Crypto Will Recover Far From 2018 Bear Market

Vinny Lingham, a general partner at Multicoin Capital and the CEO of Civic, believes the crypto market won’t recover any time soon. He said: The crypto market will rise again, but most likely only when the pain of the recent fall becomes a distant memory. Don’t underestimate the power of psychology in free markets. Why Crypto Could Take a Long Time to Recover Top cryptocurrency assets including bitcoin (blue), ethereum (red), and ripple (orange) have taken steep losses over the past several days. In 2017, the crypto market saw one…

Bitcoin is a ‘Fad,’ But Even NASA is Investing in Blockchain

Bitcoin birthed the concept of blockchain technology, and now even organizations as technologically advanced as NASA are considering its benefits. Yet cryptocurrency is often described as a fad, a bubble, and even worthless. NASA Eyes Hyperledger Blockchain for Air Traffic Management Ronald J. Reisman, an aero-computer engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center, has put forward blockchain to solve issues of privacy and the prevention of spoofing, denial of service, and other attacks. He says a new system due for implementation in 2020, the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), does not…

BTC Losses Coincide with China’s New Policies

Bitcoin Price slow down after sinking 10 percent China introduces new privacy quashing blockchain rules Trading volumes steady but bearish Even though today’s losses are low, there is hope for traders as long as Bitcoin prices are oscillating above $3,700. Drops below this minor support line could trigger sells towards $3,220 or lower in the next few days. Bitcoin Price Analysis At spot prices, Bitcoin is down 3.8 percent in the past 24 hours but stable in the last hour. The coin is flat and trading within a tight trade…

Mongolia Partners With Stablecoin to Use Blockchain for Lending Services, Money Transfers

Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar has partnered with a stablecoin company to release instant money transfer and lending services, Asia’s largest tech media platform e27 reported on Jan. 11. Ulaanbaatar City’s administration has agreed to partner with a South Korean blockchain company, dubbed Terra, in order to eventually replace the current payment methods for utility bill and government subsidies with the Terra stablecoin, according to the publication. The pilot program is scheduled to be launched within the next six months, and will start in the city of Ulaanbaatar’s Nalaikh District,…