Gamblers Crash Bitcoin to Below $7,500; Is It a Bullish Setup?

The bitcoin price crashed on Wednesday after spending almost a month in a flat trajectory. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate was trading at $7,480 as of 1735 GMT, down 8.86 percent on a 24-hour adjusted timeframe. Earlier today, the pair had established a fresh intraday low of $7,296.44, according to data collected by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio…

UNICEF Takes Bitcoin to Every Corner of the World

The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) became the latest high-profile organization to sink its feet deep into the bitcoin ecosystem. The global nonprofit this week announced that it would setup a new cryptocurrency wing. The so-called fund would allow them to accept donations in multiple cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and ether. The announcement saw UNICEF openly…

SEC Refuses to Approve Bitwise Bitcoin ETF

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has turned down yet another bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) application. The securities regulator said in a response filed Thursday that applicants Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca cannot offer Bitcoin ETF services to investors in the US. It noted that the duo could not resolve issues that were raised…

Bitcoin: Is it Tulip Mania or the ​Internet?

Players in the financial and technology sector have different opinions about bitcoin. For skeptics, the cryptocurrency is reminiscent of Holland’s notorious Tulip bubble of 1637. They generated a wild, speculative mania and disappeared, leaving behind pretty flowers and wrecked investors. Meanwhile, for supporters, bitcoin is the internet: a symbol of decentralization that reached its full…

Bitcoin As a Potential Last Resort For Hong Kong

Bitcoin and altcoins appear as the solution to the ongoing geopolitical tensions between Hong Kong and China. The demand for decentralized currency is growing day by day in these countries, proving how fragile cash has become for common folks. Hong Kong Banking System Is Paralyzed Videos posted on the internet paint a sharp picture of…

Ripple’s XRP Leads Intraday Gains, Beats Bitcoin

Ripple’s XRP led intraday gains on Monday after rising 10 percent on a 24-hour adjusted timeframe, according to data provided by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app. The third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization outperformed the benchmark Bitcoin, as well as the rest of the top altcoins. Bitcoin, in particular, trended in positive territory but its gains…