Major Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists the World’s First Crypto ETP Amidst Market Collapse

Switzerland‘s principal stock exchange SIX Swiss Exchange will list the world’s first crypto-based exchange-traded product (ETP) next week, the Financial Times (FT) reported Saturday, Nov. 16. Backed by the Swiss startup Amun AG, the first global crypto ETP will be listed under index HODL, and will track five major cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC). According to the article, each cryptocurrency will acquire a certain market share within the upcoming ETP, with Bitcoin accounting for around half of the ETP’s assets. The rest…

Ripple Continues to Rebound, While Most Major Cryptocurrencies See Mild Wave of Red

Saturday, Nov. 17: crypto markets have seen another mild decline, with losses across the top 20 coins by market cap reaching 4 percent over the past 24 hours. In contrast, Ripple (XRP), which is still holding strong as the second coin by market cap, continues to see sufficient gains as of press time, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 After seeing a small rebound yesterday, the largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) is very slightly down over the past 24 hours. As of press time, Bitcoin is down less…

Both Camps in BCH ‘Hash War’ Are Mining at Major Loss

In the aftermath from yesterday‘s Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork, both opposing camps in the so-called “hash war” are mining at a hefty loss, according to a tweet from the research arm of Hong Kong-based crypto derivatives platform BitMEX today, Nov. 16. On Nov. 5, BitMEX Research announced it would be launching a network monitoring tool for both Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), specifically in preparation for the widely-anticipated BCH hard fork Nov. 15.   As previously reported, disagreements over a proposed network upgrade have split the BTH community…

Major Exchanges Are Already Distributing New Bitcoin Cash Tokens

After yesterday’s split of the bitcoin cash blockchain, several top exchanges have already accommodated the resulting two tokens. While the scheduled hard fork was originally intended as an upgrade to the network, the long-standard Bitcoin ABC version found itself with a rival network and token, Bitcoin SV, after it managed to garner enough support from miners. Taking place at around 18:00 UTC Thursday, the event soon saw both networks producing new blocks, though Bitcoin ABC took an early lead. At press time, ABC has mined 34 blocks more than SV and…

XRP Eclipses Ethereum, What is Next For The Major Cryptocurrencies?

In what has been one of the largest single purges of the cryptocurrency markets this year, Ripple’s XRP token has surpassed Ethereum in terms of market capitalization. The Bottom Just Fell Out Of The Bottom Just when we thought that things couldn’t get much worst and the bottom was in, the bottom fell out and markets nosedived again. Over the past 24 hours crypto markets have dumped almost $30 billion as they fell from around $210 billion to a 2018 low of $180 billion. The dust has settled at around…

Major US Museum Becomes Country’s Third to Accept Bitcoin as Payment

Great Lakes Science Center, a major museum and educational center in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as payment as of today, Nov. 13. Local business news source Crain’s Cleveland Business (CCB) reported on the development Nov. 9. According to SpendBitcoins USA – a directory of retail merchants that accept Bitcoin as payment – at least two other U.S. museums already accept the cryptocurrency from visitors – the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Texas and St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida. The Ohio museum’s acceptance of Bitcoin comes…

Crypto Exchange Coincheck Resumes NEM Trading Almost 10 Months After Major Hack

Recently re-opened Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck has announced it has resumed NEM (XEM) crypto token trading after a restructuring of its platform by external “security experts,” South Korean news outlet FNNews reports Nov. 13. In January of this year, Coincheck suffered an industry record-breaking hack when $534 million worth of NEM was stolen from its wallets. This latest development from Coincheck reveals the exchange has “joined the Japan Security Association and is “ready to renovate its image.” Alongside NEM trades, the platform has also opened support for Ethereum (ETH) and…

Major South Korean Hospital to Use Blockchain Tech for Medical Information Services

One of the South Korea’s largest hospitals has partnered with a local tech company to develop a medical services platform based on blockchain technology, according to the hospital’s official press release Nov. 12. Myongji Hospital, located in the city of Goyang, South Korea, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean IT company BICube, which markets itself as a machine learning platform. The two parties plan to use blockchain technology to create a healthcare information exchange system. According to the hospital’s release, the aim of the project is to…

Major Oil Firms, Banks Partner to Launch Blockchain Platform for Energy Commodity Trading

Major oil companies BP, Shell, and Equinor have united with large banks and trading houses to launch a blockchain-driven platform Vakt for energy commodity trading. The partnership was reported by independent news agency covering energy and commodities markets S&P Global Platts Monday, Nov. 12. Apart from the three oil companies mentioned above, Vakt includes banks ABN Amro, ING, and Societe Generale, along with trading houses Gunvor, Koch Supply & Trading, and Mercuria. The blockchain solution, first announced in November 2017, will enable major industry players to move from “cumbersome” paperwork…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Trading Near Major Inflection Point

Key Points Bitcoin price declined further and traded below the $6,440 support against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted key bullish trend line with support at $6,445 was breached on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price tested the next important support at $6,375 and later started consolidating losses. Bitcoin price failed to stay above the $6,440 support against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently consolidating above the $6,375 support with bearish moves. Bitcoin Price Analysis Recently, bitcoin price started a downside correction and traded…