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Ethereum Could Get Major Lift from Plasma, Sharding Developments, SEC Boost

Ethereum has currently created an environment for some positive movement due to current developments in hand and positive SEC rulings over the past few days, according to NewsBTC. Although the price of Ether continues to reflect the current market, there are some positive developments such as its Plasma updates and sharding solutions. Sharding, also known […]

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Sits at $7,600

At press time, nothing has changed regarding the bitcoin price. The father of cryptocurrencies is sitting at $6,700 – a price it has held for roughly 24 hours, and recovery doesn’t appear imminent anytime soon. The mega-drop that hit the asset during yesterday’s morning hours stem from two likely sources. The first is the hack […]

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Tanks by Nearly $1,000

At press time, the price of bitcoin has fallen dramatically, and the currency is now trading for just over $6,700. This is about $900 less than where it stood just 24 hours ago. Investors were excited by the prospects that bitcoin had recently struck the $7,700 mark, and could potentially hit $8,000 again in the […]

Down We Go: $38 Billion Evaporated as Bitcoin, Altcoins Net Double Digit Losses

For those calling for the end of the bear cycle- hold tight a little longer. Following the extended sideways market movements, a price explosion was imminent. Unfortunately, this action took place in favor of sellers, as Bitcoin continues to tumble over the course of the past 24 hours. Altcoins have similarly followed suit. Last night, […]

CFTC Commissioner: Cryptocurrency Will Proliferate to Every Economy in Every Country

On June 4, Rostin Behnam commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) took an interesting stance on cryptocurrency and related technologies during a talk at the BFI United Nations Summit. Rostin Behnam, New Cryptocurrency Ally? While Rostin Behnam, the aforementioned commissioner of the CFTC, took the stage at the UN Plaza in New… […]

US Regulators Subpoena Coinbase, Kraken and Bitstamp in Bitcoin Probe

The US Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) has subpoenaed Coinbase, Kraken, Bitstamp, and ItBit in an ongoing Bitcoin manipulation probe started last month, reports Coingape. It is thought that the investigation has been initiated due to the distorted prices in the futures market. Coinbase is one of the world’s major cryptocurrency exchanges with Kraken in 24th position […]

CFTC Demands Data from Exchanges Related to Bitcoin Price Manipulation Investigation

The Bitcoin price is volatile by nature. Not all of this volatility is created out of the blue either. An ongoing investigation regarding Bitcoin price manipulation is taking place. As such, U.S. regulators demand data from various trading platforms to address these concerns. Bitcoin Price Manipulation Investigation There have been swelling rumors regarding major Bitcoin… […]