The Brightest Media Burials of Bitcoin in 2018

Ten years ago, on Jan. 3, 2009, the Bitcoin (BTC) network was created. Since then, the asset’s price has famously been subject to volatility. That, along with the inceptive crypto’s focus on decentralization, have been disturbing mainstream media, which still fails to grasp and discuss the concept of Bitcoin without skepticism — hence the omnipresent headlines exclaiming its so-called death. Last year was no different in regard to the FUD (i.e., fear, uncertainty and doubt) about crypto, and Bitcoin specifically — especially considering the bear’s arrival. According to 99bitcoins, the…

New York Forms Blockchain Study Task Force, Hints at BitLicense Update

New York State is officially launching a cryptocurrency task force aimed at helping the state understand cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill last month creating the task force to study cryptocurrencies, other forms of digital currency and blockchain technology, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Clyde Vanel. The task force will be composed of technologists, consumers, institutional and retail investors, representatives of enterprises and academics; the members will be appointed by Cuomo, as well as the state Senate and Assembly. The…

Samsung Crypto Wallet | Is the New Wallet Rumor or Reality?

2019 is supposed to bring a lot of things, but is a Samsung crypto wallet one of them? Maybe. According to reports, the company recently filed a UK trademark for a crypto wallet.  Samsung Crypto Wallet: Rumor or Reality? On December 27th, the UK Intellectual Property Office published a filing. It details how Samsung, a South Korean electronics behemoth, has applied for a UK trademark for a crypto wallet. For those who don’t know (and according to blockgeeks.com) a cryptocurrency wallet is a software program that stores both public and…

Bitcoin Closing in Towards $4,000-Resistance in Another Upside Attempt

The bitcoin price on Wednesday showed minor upside movements as it maintained the gains made during yesterday’s session. Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis The BTC/USD exchange rate posted as much as 1.5 percent in gains during the first half of the trading session. The pair notably eyed a rally towards $4,000 but corrected ahead of establishing the said upside target, eventually falling to $3,843, its value at the time of writing. BITCOIN 1D CHART | SOURCE: COINBASE, TRADINGVIEW.COM The price action also confirmed a firm price action similar to what market…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 2

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The new year has started on a cautious note. Venture capital investor Fred Wilson expects crypto markets to show some “signs of life” this year, but he does not anticipate it to act as a safe haven. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) expects new…

Equity Fund CEO Recommends to Steer Clear of Crypto, Advises to Focus on ‘Basic Goods’

The CEO of investment house Gateway Partners, is shunning Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency in favor of more traditional investment strategies, Asia-focused business publication Nikkei Asian Review reported on Jan. 2. Gateway Partners is an advisory and private equity company managed by Viswanathan Shankar, the former director of Standard Chartered group. Over the course of 2019, the company is reportedly planning to invest its first $757 million fund, and is working on deals in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. In a recent interview with Nikkei, Shankar reportedly said…

Dark Overlord | Hacker Group Demands Bitcoin or 9/11 “Truth” Comes Out

“We’ll be providing many answers about 9/11 conspiracies through our 18,000 secret documents leak.” The group has already published a “teaser” that names law firms and gives out email addresses. It also mentions the Transport Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration, with promises of more to come. Those targeted are expected to pay an unspecified Bitcoin ransom. If they don’t pay up, the group claims “we’re going to bury you with this.” The Dark Overlord The Dark Overlord is a “professional adversarial threat group” that has struck many times before. The hacker group has previously hacked…

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Mike Novogratz Ups Stake in Galaxy Digital to Own Almost 80% of Shares

Ex-Goldman Sachs partner Mike Novogratz has increased his shares of Galaxy Digital, the crypto-focused merchant bank he founded, Bloomberg reports on Jan. 2. Novogratz, who also serves as chief executive officer of the bank, now reportedly owns 221.2 million ordinary shares — which represents about 79.3% of ordinary shares assuming their conversion. Previously, he reportedly “beneficially owned 213.7 million Class B limited partnership units, representing about 76.6% of ordinary shares assuming conversion.” According to a statement made Wednesday and reported by Bloomberg, the CEO bought his 7.5 million new shares…