How to Spot Bitcoin’s Golden or Death Cross Using Simple Moving Averages

Understanding short-term and long-term moving averages (MAs) is important for trading strategies, whether for cryptocurrency or traditional assets. Two rare but powerful signals that traders look for occur when the short-term and long-term MAs cross. On the upside, that’s the golden cross, and, on the downside, it’s called the death cross. Golden and death crosses have […]

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Feds Nab Two Suspects in Alleged $550K Crypto-Fueled Scam

Two men have been charged with carrying out a nationwide cyber scheme. The U.S. DOJ alleges the men stole, or tried to steal, more than $550,000 in cryptocurrencies. The case comes in the wake of an uptick in cybercrime. Two Massachusetts men were arrested on Thursday and charged with carrying out a nationwide scheme to […]

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Bakkt to Provide Bitcoin Custody but Its Product Raises Questions

Bakkt launched its institutional custody services. The Bakkt Warehouse launched with a robust insurance policy and a range of clients. Bakkt’s daily trading volume is picking up. Bakkt, a bitcoin futures exchange backed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), announced that it is launching custodial services for institutional enterprises. This is not the first organization to […]

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Bitcoin Price Faces Drop to $8.5K After Consecutive Weekly Losses

View Bitcoin’s consecutive weekly losses and multiple failures at key resistance have shifted risk in favor of a drop to around $8,550 and perhaps as low as $8,000. Daily chart indicators have turned bearish for the first time in over a month, supporting the case for a deeper decline. A high-volume move above $9,335 (descending […]

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Why Bitcoin’s Next ‘Halving’ May Not Pump the Price Like Last Time

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. To find out more about crypto valuation metrics, […]

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Bitcoin Hater Peter Schiff Is the Gold Bug Who Cried Wolf

Peter Schiff is once again making apocalyptic bitcoin price predictions. This isn’t the first time the famous gold bug has sounded the alarm on the crypto market. Are crypto investors right to treat him like the boy who cried wolf? Peter Schiff has remained active on Twitter lately, chiming in on the Fed’s ballooning balance […]

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How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments. Last week Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager revealed an experimental, new proof of concept: Whatsat, a version of lightning that can be used to send private messages. Like bitcoin, it’s censorship-resistant. But, unlike encrypted apps that morph messages into unreadable, garbled […]

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Bitcoin Price Slides 2% After Deribit, Coinbase Flash Crash

Update (Nov. 1, 15:03 UTC): Deribit will reimburse over $1.3 million in losses from the BTC index calculation data issue witnessed at 21:00:00 UTC on October 31, 2019. Another flash crash has occurred for bitcoin (BTC), this time appearing on the Coinbase Pro and Deribit exchanges. At 19:55 UTC on Oct. 31, BTC’s spot price dipped […]

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Canadian Fund Manager to List Bitcoin Fund on Major Stock Exchange

Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ received initial approval on its long road to launch a closed-end bitcoin fund on the Ontario Stock Exchange later this quarter. The firm said on Wednesday that it received a favorable ruling before a panel of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) for the Bitcoin Fund, noting the commission moved to […]

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