2018

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Falls into 2018 Bear Market Pattern

Bitcoin continues to extend it losses today, as the #1 asset unravels a further 6.59% against the US dollar. On the 4-hour chart we can see worrying signs that the 2018 bear market could be about to repeat itself. BTC/USD 4-Hour Chart On the 4-hour BTC/USD chart we can see that the price 00 is […]

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Bitcoin (BTC) At Early 2018 Levels, Investors Prepping For $15,000?

Bitcoin (BTC) rally, adds 23 percent Crypto awareness better than it was two years ago Presently, Bitcoin’s market cap exceeds $200 billion. These are levels last seen 17 months ago, revealing the strength of buyers. From the charts, BTC bulls are solid as buyers aim at $15,000, adding 23 percent week-to-date. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals […]

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Bitcoin’s Price Snaps Longest Daily Win Streak Since 2018

Bitcoin’s price fell on Tuesday, snapping the longest daily winning streak since July 2018. The long-term outlook, however, remains bullish.

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Report: Australians Lost Over $4 Million to Crypto Scams in 2018

The latest edition of “Targeting scams,” an annual report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) revealed that the country saw a 190 percent increase in cryptocurrency scams, with a total of $6.1 million AUD ($4.3 million USD) lost to crypto criminals. This marks a substantial rise from the $2.1 million AUD ($1.48 […]

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Even With Samsung, Ethereum (ETH) Bulls Must Nullify Q4 2018 Bears

Ethereum (ETH) steady above $150 After rumors of a public-private blockchain, Samsung investing in crypto projects Samsung is investing in crypto projects. Through Samsung Ventures, the electronics giant channeled $2.9 million in Ledger before investing an undisclosed amount in ZenGo which managed to raise $4 million. Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH) is recovering after retesting $150 support. […]

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Did Pre-IPO Uber ‘Lose’ $1.8 Billion in 2018, Or Aggressively Invest In Its 85% Market Share Dominance?

Uber posted $1.8 billion in losses for 2018, an improvement over its 2017 bottom line, a loss of $2.2 billion. At The Drive Stephen Edelstein says, “That’s bad news for Uber as the company looks to charm investors into an initial public offering (IPO) later this year.” Maybe. But maybe not. Focusing on the high […]

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Indians Lost $2.3 Billion in Remittance Payments in 2018; Can Bitcoin Help with Near-Zero Fees?

According to The Times of India, money transfers cost citizens and non-residents over $2.3 billion in fees last year for clearing payments into India, the world’s biggest market for inward remittance. Nischal Shetty, the CEO of local Bitcoin exchange WazirX, said that the dominant cryptocurrency could bring down remittance costs to near zero. Dear @arunjaitley […]

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UK Financial Watchdog: $255 Mln Lost in Crypto-Related, Other Investment Scams in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority reported that investment scams’ losses amounted to over $255 million in 2018. The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that common investment scams’ losses — including those crypto-related — amounted in total to over £197 million ($255 million) in 2018. The agency reported the losses in an official press […]

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Chainalysis: Darknet Market Activity Nearly Doubled Throughout 2018

Darknet markets are going as strong as ever, if Chainalysis data is to be believed. In its latest Crypto Crime Report, published earlier this week, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis reports that darknet market activity has nearly doubled throughout 2018. After a slump in late 2017 and early 2018 due to the closure of two major […]

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Ethereum On-Chain Transaction Volume Reached Record High in December 2018

On-chain transactions of Ethereum hit an all-time high in December 2018, according to a report by crypto analytics firm Diar. The on-chain transaction value of Ethereum (ETH) hit an all time high in December 2018, crypto analytics firm Diar reports on Jan. 21. On-chain transaction levels of the third largest cryptocurrency reached 115 million in […]

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Bitcoin Transactional Volume Crossed $3 Trillion in 2018: Research

The transactional volume of Bitcoin, the world’s leading decentralized digital currency, exceeded $3 trillion in 2018, researchers found. According to Satoshi Capital Research (SCR), the Bitcoin network experienced $2.2 trillion worth of trading volume. At the same time, it recorded $3.2 trillion in Layer One transactional volume, down 8.3% than the amount in 2017. However, […]

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Total Value of Bitcoin Sent to Darknet Markets Increased by 70% in 2018: Report

During last year, the value of Bitcoin sent to darknet markets has notably increased, according to a report. During last year the value of Bitcoin (BTC) sent to darknet markets increased by 70 percent, according to a Chainalysis report published on Jan. 18. The Chainalysis report points out that darknet activity is relatively not influenced […]

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Majority of Bitcoin Investors Not Deducting 2018 Losses from Taxes, Claims Recent Report

It’s no secret that many relatively new investors in the cryptocurrency markets have seen massive monetary losses that have resulted from the persisting bear market that first began in late-2017 when Bitcoin began falling from its highs of nearly $20,000. The realized losses that resulted from this drop, however, are tax deductible in the United […]

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ICO Market 2018 vs 2017: Trends, Capitalization, Localization, Industries, Success Rate

2018 recorded both the highest point of growth of the ICO market and the most severe downturn since 2017. Disclaimer: This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The ICO market data is provided by ICObench, based […]

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Crypto Giant Coinbase Made Strides In Q4 2018, Even As Bitcoin (BTC) Plunged 40%

Although Coinbase has recently become a controversial company, especially as it began to add crypto assets left and right, the company has long had an unrelenting drive for innovation. Since setting up shop in 2012, the San Francisco-headquartered startup, headed by a former Airbnb employee with visions of grandeur, has quickly set the industry standard in […]

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Down More than 70% in 2018, Bitcoin Closes Its Worst Year on Record

Bitcoin’s price just finished its worst performing year ever, closing 2018 at a more than 70 percent lower price than its yearly open.

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‘Market Will Catch Up’ – Bitcoin Network Statistics Show 2018 as ‘BUIDL’ Year

Bitcoin had its year of “BUIDL” in 2018, with everything but price “improving and growing,” Statoshi.info creator and Casa Hodl CTO Jameson Lopp has revealed. What’s In A Bitcoin Price? In a retrospective of the Bitcoin network published January 1, Lopp, a serial commentator on technical and wider issues affecting cryptocurrency, came out highly bullish […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Sees 20% 2018 Growth, Driven by Africa

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Sees 20% 2018 Growth, Driven by Africa Regardless of bitcoin’s price volatility, 2018 saw an explosion of activity among African users. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange Paxful increased its transaction volume by 130 percent since January 2018 with an average of $21 million a week, compared to $8.5 million… […]

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Crypto Year in Review: How Bitcoin (BTC) Performed in 2018 and What Hides in 2019?

CoinSpeaker Crypto Year in Review: How Bitcoin (BTC) Performed in 2018 and What Hides in 2019? On December 17th, 2017 the price of Bitcoin neared $20,000. Optimists hoped that was just the beginning. They were right: that was the beginning.. but maybe the beginning of end? Check out how BTC performed in 2018 and what […]

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Bitcoin Consolidates Around $3850 as we Bid Adieu to 2018

CoinSpeaker Bitcoin Consolidates Around $3850 as we Bid Adieu to 2018 As we bid adieu to 2018, here’s a look into the existing status of the crypto market which is currently consolidating around $130 billion of market cap. Bitcoin Consolidates Around $3850 as we Bid Adieu to 2018 Continue reading at Coinspeaker

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Cryptocurrency End of Year Roundup, Highs and Lows From 2018

This year has certainly been a tumultuous one for cryptocurrency. What started off with a bang ended with a whimper as the entire market shed 84% and $700 billion exited the scene. To round out 2018 we will look back at key events in what has been the year of the bear for crypto. Looking […]

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2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks

The CEO of one of the largest crypto security companies recaps his takeaways from the year that was.

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From “Obsolete” Blockchain to Bitcoin at $1 Mln: Predictions of 2018

The most noticeable 2018 predictions on cryptocurrency rates, blockchain adoption and a Bitcoin ETF, which either became a reality or failed. The world of cryptocurrencies is full of prophets and predictions of all ranges, just as any other financial market in the world. 2018 jumped right in with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering around $15,000 and investors […]

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