Crypto Loses $14 Billion 1 Week, Bitcoin Will Likely Avoid Drop Below $3k

Over the past 48 hours, the Bitcoin price has stabilized at around $3,400 after dropping to a new yearly low at $3,210 on December 7. On a weekly basis, Bitcoin (BTC) is up six percent from $3,210 to $3,400 but the cryptocurrency market has lost $14 billion of its valuation against the U.S. dollar mostly due to the underwhelming performance of major digital assets and the plunge in the value of ERC20 tokens. The Ethereum price has also recovered slightly by a similar magnitude as Bitcoin, with Ethereum (ETH) recording…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Sellers Targets Fresh Weekly Lows

Key Points Bitcoin price failed to break the $3,475 and $3,485 resistance levels and declined against the US Dollar. There was a break below an ascending channel with support at $3,405 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price may continue to move down towards $3,255 or it could even decline to a new weekly low. Bitcoin price struggled to gain pace above $3,475 and retreated against the US Dollar. BTC remains at a risk of more declines below the $3,250 support level. Bitcoin…

Crypto Market Update: EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), ADA Price Analysis

Key Points The total crypto market cap broke the key resistance level near $105.00B. EOS price is up around 3%, but it is still trading below the $2.00 resistance. Bitcoin cash price is currently consolidating just below the $100 resistance area. Tron (TRX) remained confined in a tight range above the $0.0130 support. Cardano (ADA) price moved back above $0.0300 and gained close to 3% recently. The total crypto market cap moved higher recently above a key resistance. Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoins like EOS, Tron (TRX) and Cardano (ADA) may…

This New Lightning Wallet Allows You to Receive Tips Without Running a Node

A new program to set up Lightning Network micropayments, tippin.me, has recently entered beta testing. The developer for this project described some of its details on a Reddit thread to the r/Bitcoin subreddit. The dev says that it “allows you to receive tips (micro-payments) over the Lightning Network, anytime, anywhere, without needing a LN node,” by means of “a simple web custodial wallet.” Upon signup, tippin.me “gives you a personal tippin’ link to be shared that contains a fresh QR Invoice with an undefined amount to be paid. If anyone…

Bitwala Is Offering German Citizens Joint Crypto and Fiat Banking Accounts

German blockchain startup Bitwala has launched crypto banking in Germany. After securing €4 million (roughly $4.5 million) from VC firms Earlybird and Coparion in September of 2018 to develop a crypto banking solution, the company has allegedly amassed a waiting list of 30,000 potential users. Bitwala’s new banking solution, which it claims was built to “close the gap between crypto and traditional banking,” was developed in partnership with local fintech startup SolarisBank, which has a banking license and is fully regulated by the German financial regulatory authority Federal Financial Supervisory…

Ripple Price Analysis: Risk of Bounce Grows In XRP Above $0.3100

Key Highlights Ripple price traded higher recently above the $0.3060 resistance against the US dollar. This week’s important bearish trend line was breached with resistance at $0.2980 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair is likely to climb higher above the $0.3090 and $0.3100 resistances in the near term. Ripple price is showing a few positive signs against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD could dip slightly before an upward move towards the $0.3100 and $0.3150 levels. Ripple Price Analysis After forming a…

Major Stablecoin Basis to Close, Return Funds to Investors: Sources

Major United States-based stablecoin project Basis will shut down operations and return most of its funds to investors, crypto news outlet The Block reports today, Dec. 12. Citing “multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation,” the reports states that the algorithmic stablecoin project is set to return the majority of the $133 million in funding it raised in a private placement in April. Basis’ investors include major names in venture capital, among them Bain Capital Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. The Block reports that the firm plans to communicate directly…

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH at Potentially Significant Turning Point

Key Highlights ETH price remained in a bearish zone and it is currently trading below $90 against the US Dollar. This week’s followed important bearish trend line is active with resistance at $90 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair may decline in the short term towards the $85 level or the $82 support zone. Ethereum price failed to extend gains and declined against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD might continue to face sellers near the $90 and $92 resistances. Ethereum Price Analysis There…

Pro-Crypto French MPs Want to Invest 500 Million Euros to Make France ‘Blockchain Nation’

Two pro-crypto members of the French Parliament (Parlement français) want the country to invest up to 500 million euros in blockchain programs to elevate France as a “blockchain nation.” Deputies Jean-Michel Mis and Laure de La Raudière released a report on Dec. 12 outlining 20 proposals to support the development and mainstream adoption of blockchain, according to French financial newspaper Les Echos. “2019 will be the year of the blockchain in France,” Jean-Michel Mis said in the report, according to a rough translation. “This 10-year technology is moving out of the…

Hyperledger Onboards 12 New Members Including Alibaba Cloud, Deutsche Telekom and Citi

Hyperledger has onboarded 12 new members, including such major firms as Alibaba Cloud, Citi, and Deutsche Telekom, according to an announcement published on Dec. 11. Launched in 2016, Hyperledger is an open source project created by the Linux Foundation and created to support the development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. The new members were announced at the Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel, Switzerland. The latest general members that joined the initiative include Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of the e-commerce giant; financial services firm Citigroup, Deutsche Telekom, one of the largest telecoms…