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Bitcoin Markets Might Be Flat, But The Bears Can’t Stop Crypto Loans

It’s no secret that we are in the middle of a bear market. During this, the bears are holding their cryptos and keeping them to themselves, hardly surprising given that the top cryptocurrencies are riding super low prices at the moment. Generally speaking, bear markets refer to negative price movements, cryptos can’t rack up any value as nobody is really spending money on them, so it becomes a bit of a flat investment. The bear market impacts other aspects of the industry too, from cryptocurrency mining to exchanges. Mining companies are losing money and exchanges are starting to struggle as...

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Will OTC Trading Be Bitcoin’s Saviour

It’s common knowledge within the crypto space that the price movement on cryptocurrency exchanges across the globe hasn’t been very favourable lately. There hasn’t been a whole lot of volume or activity happening on exchanges in recent months and so with this, the market has been crawling along, waiting for something to happen. With the market being in such a state, Bitcoin’s death is once again. But there is an endless chasm which is mainly ignored when it comes to the popularity and utility of cryptocurrencies especially that of the leading cryptocurrency. In a similar way to “tunnels and pedways...

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Bitcoin (BTC) Has Bottomed The Same Way It Had Topped In 2017-18

Bitcoin (BTC) has bottomed out in the same way it had topped. If we look at the BTC/USD chart on a regular scale to try to find the bottom, our bearish biases get in the way considering we have been through an extensive bear trend. However, if we invert the scale and then look at the chart, we see what the above daily chart for BTC/USD shows. On this chart, the price decreases to the upside and increases to the downside. Looking at this chart, it is not difficult to say whether you would want to long or short it....

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‘Wrapped Bitcoin’ Launched On Ethereum

The Ethereum based token backed by the leading cryptocurrency, Wrapped Bitcoin has just launched today following an announcement on the network's website. The currency is a joint initiative by the Kyber Network and the blockchain security company BitGo as well as others. The development of the coin was announced by BitGo back in October with the being backed 1:1 by Bitcoin. A statement by the company went onto say that Wrapped Bitcoin will provide users with a “wide variety of new decentralized use cases including on decentralized exchanges (DEXs), as collateral for stablecoins or lending, for payments and flexible smart...

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Bitcoin Developers Discuss The Most Significant Technical Developments Of 2018

One of the most interesting parts of the Unconfiscatable Conference in Las Vegas over the weekend was the Bitcoin development panel, which was moderated by Programming Blockchain instructor Jimmy Song and featured applied cryptography consultant Peter Todd, Mempool Partners founder Johnny Dilley, and Braiins Systems CEO Jan Čapek. At the beginning of the panel discussion, Song asked the participants for their thoughts on the most significant technical Bitcoin developments of 2018. MimbleWimble or the Lightning Network? Dilley was the first to respond to this question, pointing to MimbleWimble as his preferred technical improvement from 2018. “I’d probably say MimbleWimble,” stated...

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