Cryptocurrency Market Continues to Fall, Bitcoin Support Likely at $6,700

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. On previous reports, CCN emphasized that the price of bitcoin will likely fall to the higher end of the $6,000 region in the short-term. Over the past 24 hours, the bitcoin price has dropped by 2.5 percent, from $7,580 to $7,350, dipping below the $7,300 mark at one point. Lack of Momentum Throughout 2018, the bitcoin price has experienced three major corrections on February 7, April 10, and May 25. The initial correction that occurred on February…

Is the New EU Data Protection Regulation a Threat or an Incentive?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping and stringent European Union (EU) wide legal framework for personal data privacy, became effective on May 25. Ready or not, this framework is going to drastically transform the business of any digital venture. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) forecast that at least 75,000 privacy jobs will be created as a result, and that Fortune’s Global 500 companies will spend close to $8 bln in order to ensure they are compliant with the GDPR. But what does this mean for the blockchain?    The…

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: Can BTC/USD Hold $7K?

Key Points Bitcoin price remained in a bearish zone above the $7,000 support against the US Dollar. There is a key declining channel forming with resistance at $7,600 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair has to stay above the $7,200 and $7,000 support levels to avoid a major downside break. Bitcoin price is trading well below the $7,600 pivot level against the US Dollar. If BTC/USD breaks the $7,000-7,200 support, there could be heavy declines. Bitcoin Price Decline This past week, there…

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH/USD Approaching Crucial Break

Key Highlights ETH price settled below the $600 support level with negative signs against the US Dollar. There is a crucial contracting triangle forming with current support at $580 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair may well make the next move either above $600 or below $580 in the near term. Ethereum price is struggling to recover versus the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is now approaching a crucial break, possibly higher if buyers gain control. Ethereum Price Trend There were heavy losses in…

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD’s Downtrend Intact

Key Points Bitcoin cash price remained under pressure and declined below the $1,000 support against the US Dollar. There is a monster bearish trend line in place with resistance near $1,060 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to decline further and it could even break the last swing low of $948 in the near term. Bitcoin cash price is in a bearish trend below $1,080 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD remains at a risk of more declines towards the $920…

A Guide To US Regulating Bodies

On May 22, 2018  the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an advisory statement for listing virtual currency derivative products. The statement is aimed at providing clarity for exchanges and clearing houses. Previously this week, major US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase spoke to regulators about obtaining a federal banking charter. Those events came in the midst of uncertainty regarding the status of crypto in the US, as federal regulatory bodies still haven’t come up with one definitive scheme to regulate Bitcoin, altcoins and initial coin offerings (ICOs). There…

South African Police Investigate Alleged Crypto Ponzi-Scheme Involving 28,000 Investors

South African Police are pursuing an alleged major cryptocurrency investment fraud, according to a police statement released yesterday, May 25. According to the statement, over 28,000 investors are said to have suffered losses exceeding 1 bln rand ($80.4 mln). The Hawks, an investigative unit of South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), have outlined the case, which they say involves “BitCaw Trading Company, commonly known as BTC Global”: “[Targeted members of the public are believed to have been] encouraged by BTC Global agents to invest with promises of 2%…

World’s Largest Diamond Retailer Joins De Beers Blockchain Project

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Signet Jewelers, the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, has joined Tracr, the diamond blockchain program being developed by South African gem juggernaut De Beers Group. Signet is part of a growing chorus of industry giants that are part of the Tracr pilot program, which will track each diamond that gets mined on a shared distributed ledger. The blockchain project will ensure that the gems are not illegal “conflict diamonds” mined by slaves in African war zones…

Blockchain Tech Still Needs to ‘Mature’

First Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank Olga Skorobogatova has said that blockchain technology is not yet “mature” enough for industrial-scale use, local media outlet Prime reports today, May 26. During a discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Skorobogatova suggested that the emerging technology still requires improvements. According to her, the technology has not yet been applied on an industrial scale, except for its use for cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. The Deputy Governor focused on security and scalability as key issues that still need to be resolved…

Chinese Government Orders Faster Blockchain Development

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The State Council of China ordered local financial authorities and government-funded research centers to focus on the development of blockchain technology and accelerate the commercialization of the blockchain. The official statement of the State Council of China released on May 24 read: “To build a regional equity market in Guangdong, according to the opening up of the capital market, timely introduction of Hong Kong, Macao and international investment institutions to participate in transactions. We will vigorously develop…