BTC Cap Up $700 million From $3,700 Support

Bitcoin price ranging, up $700 million in the last 10 Hours Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis research confirms there is BTC demand Transactional volumes low. Drops from 18k to 15k in three days Market participants are optimistic and for good reasons. Candlestick arrangement points at bulls, and as prices swing between Jan 14 high low, our immediate triggers will be at $3,800. All the same ideal targets are at $4,500 and $6,000 on the upside. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Aside from supervising and regulating financial institutions in the US,…

OKCoin Founder Star Xu Seeks to Acquire Public Firm for $60 Million

Star Xu, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin, may be seeking a possible backdoor IPO for his firm by buying a majority stake in a Hong Kong-listed company. On Jan. 10, Xu (under his real name Xu Mingxing) filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) for approval to buy a 60 percent stake in a construction engineering firm called LEAP Holdings Group Ltd. Through his company OKC Holdings Corp., Xu is aiming to purchase approximately 3.2 billion shares of the company for HK$0.15 (around $0.02) per share. In total, the acquisition,…

TRX $800 million Away from the Top 4

Tron Price add to their gains, surge 44 percent from last Wednesday Questions linger on whether proof of work alternatives truly embody blockchain principles Transaction volumes on the rise, daily printouts exceed recent averages TRX is back to the top 10 and is a top performer adding 44 percent in the last week. With trend and pattern defined, traders should aim at 4 cents in the near term. Tron Price Analysis Overview Tron is on an uptrend, posting impressive gains and short $800 million from the top 4. It’s up…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Bounce Back, Wells Fargo to Reimburse $575 Million

Latest Bitcoin News Among other advantages, the blockchain is transparent, and once there is a registration, it’s easy to track all transactions related to that address. That’s why this technology is perhaps the most significant innovation of the 21st century. If traditional companies incorporate this technology, then talks of scams and other unscrupulous activities will be unheard of. This is because everything would be open and transparency on another level. The opaque nature of bank operations is the reason why the third largest bank in the US, Wells Fargo was…

$182 Million: ICE Exchange’s Bitcoin Startup Bakkt Announces Massive Fundraise

Bakkt has raised $182.5 million to build out its global digital assets platform and bitcoin futures product. The round, which is Bakkt’s first, included 12 partners, according to a Medium post by CEO Kelly Loeffler. The crypto startup is owned by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is best known as the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Investors in the funding round included Boston Consulting Group, Galaxy Digital, Goldfinch Partners, ICE, M12 (Microsoft’s VC fund), Pantera Capital and Protocol Ventures. Loeffler wrote: “We are focused on opportunities to provide new…

Phishing Attack on Electrum Wallet Nets Hacker Almost $1 Million in Hours: Report

A reportedly ongoing hack against cryptocurrency wallet Electrum has seen a malicious party steal almost 250 Bitcoin (BTC) (about $937,000), commentators reported on social media Dec. 27. Subsequently confirmed by Electrum itself, the attack consists of creating a fake version of the wallet that fools users into providing password information. “The hacker setup a whole bunch of malicious servers,” Reddit user u/normal_rc explained: “If someone’s Electrum Wallet connected to one of those servers, and tried to send a BTC transaction, they would see an official-looking message telling them to update…

TRON Reaches One Million User Addresses in Six Months Since Launch

Blockchain protocol TRON (TRX) has passed one million user accounts, data revealed Dec. 23, as executives continue their criticism of rival Ethereum (ETH). Statistics from the TRON blockchain uploaded to social media by Misha Lederman, cofounder of the cryptocurrency’s spin-off project IAmDecentralized.org, confirmed that the network now features over one million addresses. TRON, which launched its mainnet earlier this year, seeks to become the go-to ecosystem for developers seeking to create decentralized applications (DApps). Known for publicly chiding Ethereum, which constitutes TRON’s main rival, CEO Justin Sun this week predicted…

Altcoin Bitcoin Private Confirms Additional 2 Million Coins Secretly Premined

The development team behind altcoin Bitcoin Private (BTCP) has confirmed the creation of 2.04 million units of BTCP “that were never intended to exist on the blockchain,” according to an official statement published Dec. 24. On Dec. 23, digital assets analytics website Coin Metrics published a report revealing that during the import of Bitcoin (BTC) chain data, an additional 2.04 million units of altcoin BTCP — about $3.9 million at press time — were secretly minted. Per the project’s white paper, the total supply of BTCP is equal to around…

Report Finds Over $3 Million of Altcoin Bitcoin Private Covertly Premined

During the import of Bitcoin (BTC) chain data, an additional 2.04 million units of altcoin Bitcoin Private (BTCP) have reportedly been secretly coined, crypto assets analytics website Coin Metrics reports Dec. 23. The allegedly secretly coined cryptocurrency — a fork merging Bitcoin and ZClassic — is worth $3.672 million at press time. The project’s white paper states that the initial coin supply is equivalent to the combined supply of Bitcoin and ZClassic coins, alongside a small quantity destined for the miner program, making the total supply equal to around 20.4…

Following $120 Million Funding Round, Waves Token Price Jumps Over 30%

Global blockchain platform Waves has raised $120 million in a private funding round for its new project called Vostok, according to an official blog post published Dec. 19. The Vostok project is a “universal blockchain solution” that combines two basic components  — its own private blockchain platform, and the Vostok system integrator, a tool for developing and optimizing the platform. The Vostok blockchain is focused on the  deployment of Waves technologies for commercial and government IT systems. The new product will reportedly help the Waves Platform to develop new technologies…