Bitcoin Looks South After Price Squeeze Ends With Drop to $9.6K

View Bitcoin fell to $9,600 earlier today, marking a downside break of recent low-volatility consolidation represented by the narrowing of Bollinger bands. The Bollinger band breakdown has opened the doors for a slide to $9,320 (August low). A break above $10,380 (Sept. 19 high) is needed to neutralize the bearish setup. Bitcoin’s recent low-volatility price […]

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CME Seeks to Double Monthly Bitcoin Futures Open Position Limit to 10K BTC

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) wants to let bitcoin futures traders hold a greater number of open positions at one time. CME announced its intention to increase in the so-called spot month position limit for its bitcoin futures contracts in a letter to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Thursday. The limit would […]

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Bitcoin Teeters on $10K, But Can It Fend Off Another Bear?

Bitcoin’s recent market movements have thrown into contention consensus about its short-term price direction, with traders asking openly if demand is strong enough to fend off another bear market. Such a question has emerged in the wake of the world’s largest cryptocurrency’s inability to set new highs above those seen in June and July, when optimism […]

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A Big Four Audit Firm Lost $1 Million In Bitcoin. Victims Are Losing Patience

The Takeaway: QuadrigaCX’s former users are running out of patience with Miller Thomson and EY, the court-appointed companies tasked with recovering their missing funds. The users want more transparency into EY’s investigation of Quadriga’s missing funds, as well as a better understanding of how the audit firm accidentally lost 103 bitcoin earlier this year. Some […]

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Crypto-Focused Finance App Aximetria Wins License From Swiss Regulator

Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for both fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a license from the Swiss Financial Services Standards Association (VQF). The firm told CoinDesk exclusively on Monday that the license – which is recognized by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) – enables it to definitively state that its product […]

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Crypto Exchanges Are Benefiting from Algorithmic Trading: Here’s How

Matthew Trudeau is chief strategy officer at crypto asset exchange ErisX. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for institutional investors interested in crypto assets. Sign up here. Recently CoinDesk published an article titled, ‘High Frequency Trading is Newest Battle Ground in Crypto […]

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Litecoin Outperforms Top-10 Cryptos Ahead of August Reward Halving

With the supply of new coins to be halved in less than five weeks, litecoin is outpacing its peers. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently trading at $123, representing 5 percent gains on a seven-day basis, according to data source CoinMarketCap. Meanwhile, bitcoin, the top cryptocurrency by market value, is currently reporting a meager […]

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eToro Is Adding the First ERC-20 Crypto Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them

The eToro cryptocurrency wallet is adding support for 120 ERC-20 standard tokens. First to be included in the wallet from Tuesday are Maker (MKR), Basic Attention Token (BAT), OmiseGO (OMG), with the others to follow in the “near future,” according to a press release emailed to CoinDesk. ERC-20 is a technical standard that sets rules for tokens […]

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Margin Lenders Lost $13.5 Million in May to Poloniex Crypto Crash

Crypto exchange Poloniex revealed in a post Thursday that lenders in its bitcoin margin lending pool suffered a loss of 1800 BTC — roughly $13.5 million at current market prices — due to a flash crash in the Clams (CLAM) market on May 26. Poloniex’s peer-to-peer margin system includes both lenders and borrowers, the lenders […]

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