Bitcoin Price Surpasses $8,600 in Big Overnight Rally, Investor Eyes $28K

By CCN: Overnight, in merely minutes, the bitcoin price climbed from $8,000 to $8,600, unexpectedly recording a 7.4% increase on the day. The bitcoin price has surged by $600 in minutes, spiking from $8,000 to $8,600 in a short time frame. | Source: CoinMarketCap  Prior to the run of bitcoin, technical analysts generally anticipated the dominant cryptocurrency to see a pullback following its 100% year-to-date gain against the U.S. dollar. At $8,600, the bitcoin price is now less than 57% down from its all-time high and is up 132% since…

Beacon Chain Contracts: A New Way to Deploy Dapps on Ethereum 2.0

The core infrastructure behind ethereum 2.0 might be in for a major redesign. Dubbed the beacon chain, a new proposal by ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin suggests radically modifying the blockchain’s role in a new iteration of the ethereum network based on proof-of-stake consensus. “The idea here is that basically on the beacon chain, you’re going to be able to deploy these little worlds that summarize how a blockchain works, how a state transition works, [and] how a smart contract works,” Raul Jordan, co-lead at non-profit Prysmatic Labs, told CoinDesk. Prysmatic Labs…

US Marijuana Stocks Technical Analysis Chart 5/26/2019 by ChartGuys.com

NEW Course: https://www.chartguys.com/trading-courses/5/essential-candlesticks TCG Clothing: https://dogoodthings.chartguys.com/ Crypto Alert System V2: https://alerts.chartguys.com/ Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/thechartguys/ TCG Courses: https://www.chartguys.com/trading-courses/ Recommended Fundamentals: Nugget’s News Australia https://www.youtube.com/user/australiaalex 3rd Party Review: Chart Guys Course Review: Trading Cryptocurrency Entries and Exits Course: https://chartguys.com/courses/entries… We offer multiple hours of webcam coverage a day, in addition to continuous chat room coverage. Join the community today https://www.chartguys.com/trading-community-membership Find more information on commodities and Bitcoin Ethereum Litecoin Technical technical analysis: Chartguys.com crypto Technical Analysis Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thechartguys Chartguys.com Technical Analysis FREE facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thechartguys/ Stocktwits: http://stocktwits.com/ChartGuysDan Any advisory or signal generated…

Top 5 Crypto Performers: BSV, BNB, LTC, BCH, DASH

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Instant messaging service Telegram reportedly plans to launch its Telegram Open Network (TON) in the third quarter of this year. It has created a new programming language called Fift, which will help develop and manage TON blockchain smart contracts and interact with the…

Bitcoin Dips Below $8K Again as Top Altcoins See Mild Losses

Sunday, May 26 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) falls under the $8,000 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down less than one percent on the day, trading at $7,990 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin has seen almost no net change, up about a fraction of a percent. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by…

Institutions, Politics, Business and Society

Between May 23 and 26, 2019, the European Union’s citizens are renewing their continental parliament. Among the countries that will participate in the poles is Italy (voting on May 26) — one of the founding members of the EU, alongside France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Due to the very nature of cryptocurrencies, it’s tough to get a correct figure of the actual penetration of these technologies in a single country. However, relying on some proxies — as in the chart below — it is likely that the Bel Paese…

Fund Manager Discusses Three Factors that Will Trigger Next Bitcoin Rally

The bitcoin price has slipped by almost 5.5 percent from its yearly high at $8,388 and could be in for a massive downside correction. But that has not deterred a prominent fund manager from projecting a bullish case for the world’s largest cryptocurrency. Brian Kelly, the founder of BKCM, LLC, a New York-based digital currency investment firm, said in an interview that bitcoin is ready for another breakout action owing to three three core fundamentals: institutional adoption, retail anticipation, and supply cut. He explained that people were bullish because big financial…

BCH May Have Sustained $1.3 Million+ Double Spend: BitMex Research

Following its hard fork on May 15, bitcoin cash (BCH) appears to have experienced a two-block chain reorganization resulting in a 3,392 BCH (about $1.35 million at press time) double spend. The claim was made in a report released by the research arm of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMex on May 24. Per the report, the recent BCH hard fork experienced three interrelated issues. Firstly, an apparent bug evidently exploited by an attacker right after the hard fork. The attacker was able to “broadcast transactions which met the mempool validity conditions…

Franck Muller Releases Luxury Watch With Bitcoin Cold Wallet Functionality

High-end Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller has partnered with alternative assets investing firm Regal Assets to release the bitcoin (BTC) storage watch “Encrypto,” according to a report by Cointelegraph Brasil on May 23. In addition to being a high-end fashion accessory, with a price ranging from $9,800 to $50,600, the watch reportedly also functions as a cold wallet for BTC. The watch is reported to be engraved with a public address on its dial and comes paired with a private key on a USB drive. According to the firm, the “deep…

What Will It Take to Regulate Crypto Exchanges?

Konstantinos Stylianou is an assistant professor at the University of Leeds School of Law, and a visiting scientist at the Brown University Department of Computer Science. Shortly after Bitcoin SV was delisted from Binance, CoinDesk advisor Michael Casey published an insightful op-ed discussing whether the delisting amounted to censorship (it doesn’t), whether exchanges should be held to high standards of neutrality (they should) and whether regulation is necessary to achieve this result (it is). The idea is that because major exchanges play such a crucial role in the industry (Casey…