Could Bitcoin (BTC) Price Slip Below $9000? May be Yes

Bakkt will go live with its physical BTC futures offerings on Monday, September 23. But, it seems bitcoin price is not quite in the mood to galvanize in action and has been sulking during the weekend.  Bakkt Launch & CME Futures Launch ‘Are Different’  Noted crypto trader, Crypto Michaël took to Twitter today to ‘clear …

Bakkt Launch to Improve Trustworthiness of Crypto Markets

For the past year many participants within the crypto markets have been looking towards the official launch of Bakkt as a potential event that will on-board a significant amount of institutions to the crypto markets, therefore catalyzing the next major Bitcoin bull movement. Now, the markets are only a few days away from the launch …

Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous and Tor Users Are Forgetting This

Bitcoin is not an anonymous payment network. However, in practice, many people still appear to be forgetting this, even the most privacy-minded. A research paper from the University of Qatar reminds us that Bitcoin alone isn’t private. In fact, it can even deanonymize users seeking privacy from the anonymous communication network, Tor. This indicates a …

Bitcoin ATM Installations Up 500% Since 2016

It’s official. Despite Bitcoin’s ups and downs, demand continues to surge. There are now 5,457 Bitcoin ATMs globally according to Statistica. Actually, that number is at odds with Coin ATM Radar who places Bitcoin ATMs at 5,590 worldwide. This just goes to show how quickly new installations are appearing on a daily basis. As bitrawr …

Ethereum Uptrend Remains Strong as Bitcoin Falters

Ethereum (ETH) has been incurring significant upwards momentum over the past several days and weeks and has been able to sustain its upwards momentum despite the drop in the aggregated crypto markets that occurred over the past 24-hours. This upwards momentum has allowed the cryptocurrency to surge to fresh monthly highs, and analysts are now …

Discovering Bitcoin Part 3: Introducing Money

 This is the third installment of bitcoiner Giacomo Zucco’s series “Discovering Bitcoin: A Brief Overview From Cavemen to the Lightning Network.” Read the Introduction to his series, Discovering Bitcoin Part 1: About Time and Discovering Bitcoin Part 2: About People. In this installment of the “Discovering Bitcoin” series, we will build on the previously acquired …

Hedera’s Performance Comes at the Expense of Decentralization, Skeptics Claim

US-based blockchain firm Hedera Hashgraph launched its mainnet on Monday. Despite being supported by some large companies, skeptics say its blockchain version lacks key features that ensure decentralization. How Can Hedera Handle 10k Transactions per Second? Hedera claims to process about 10,000 transactions per second (tps). The speed is incredible, considering that Bitcoin handles 2.8 …

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Trading Near Make-or-Break Levels

Bitcoin price is trading in a range below the $10,300 and $10,400 resistances against the US Dollar. The price is struggling to gain momentum above $10,300 and the 100 hourly SMA. There is a key breakout pattern forming with support near $10,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The …

Discovering Bitcoin Part 2: About People

This is the second installment of bitcoiner Giacomo Zucco’s series “Discovering Bitcoin: A Brief Overview From Cavemen to the Lightning Network.” Read the Introduction to his series and Discovering Bitcoin Part 1: About Time. In this installment, we will build on the previously acquired strategies of storing wealth, investing that stored wealth, and increasing productivity …