BitcoinPrice https://bitcoinandethereum.com Cryptocurrencies News, Noticias de Bitcoin Criptomonedas, BTC Investing Tools, Free Tokens Airdrops Alert Alarm, Best ICOs to Invest, Como Invertir en ICO Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:31:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://i2.wp.com/bitcoinandethereum.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cropped-Bitcoin-GIF-PNG.gif?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 BitcoinPrice https://bitcoinandethereum.com 32 32 125700584 Top-Rated Crypto Exchanges Comprise 5% of Total Trading Volume: Report https://bitcoinandethereum.com/top-rated-crypto-exchanges-comprise-5-of-total-trading-volume-report/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:31:58 +0000 https://bitcoinandethereum.com/top-rated-crypto-exchanges-comprise-5-of-total-trading-volume-report/ Untrusted exchanges still command the lion’s share of global cryptocurrency trading volumes, a CryptoCompare report published on Aug. 21 reveals. As of July, D-E rated low-quality exchanges represented 64% of trading volume —  a staggering [...]

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Untrusted exchanges still command the lion’s share of global cryptocurrency trading volumes, a CryptoCompare report published on Aug. 21 reveals.

As of July, D-E rated low-quality exchanges represented 64% of trading volume —  a staggering $316 billion — whereas top-rated AA platforms accounted for just 5% or $31 billion.

A-rated exchanges nonetheless increasing share

Lower quality crypto trading volume looms large over the sector: yet there is a silver lining.

In July, volume from the highest-rated trading platforms (AA and A) increased by 29% and 10% respectively, while E-rated exchanges — representing $142 billion — saw a 20% decrease in volume as compared with June.

Aggregate monthly trade volumes by exchange grade

Aggregate monthly trade volumes by exchange grade. 2017-present. Source: CryptoCompare

On aggregate, Cryptcompare’s data shows, volume from exchanges rated AA-B increased by 4.4% — as compared with a fractional 0.7% increase for low-grade (C-F) platforms.

Trade analysis

Untrusted exchanges — all of them graded C-F — reported the largest average trade sizes in the market: LBank, Coinsbit and CoinBene saw average trades of  3.7, 1.6 and 1.1 BTC respectively.

Compared with AA-rated Coinbase, LBank’s average trade was approximately 15 times larger. Yet whereas Coinbase reported over 100,000 trades per day, LBank hosted an average of 25,000 trades daily.

The report reveals that four well-regarded platforms (AA-B) — Liquid, Binance, OKEx and BitFlyer — topped the chart for average daily trade count, with Liquid seeing well over 400,000 daily trades on average and Binance over 300,000.

Sifting fact from fiction

As reported, there is an increasing awareness in the industry of the prevalence of unreliable trading platforms, faked trading volumes and market manipulation, which encompasses strategies such as wash trading and spoofing. 

In mid-March, Bitwise Asset Management issued a damning report on Bitcoin (BTC) trading figures, claiming that up 95% of Bitcoin trading volume as seen on data aggregator CoinMarketCap (CMC) was fabricated by wash trading.

This June, CMC delivered an ultimatum to all exchanges in the global exchange market to disclose accurate data, saying that they would be delisted from the site if they failed to report trading data, volume and other relevant information with integrity.

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Two Thieves Caught on Tape Stealing Bitcoin ATM in the US https://bitcoinandethereum.com/two-thieves-caught-on-tape-stealing-bitcoin-atm-in-the-us/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:31:54 +0000 https://bitcoinandethereum.com/two-thieves-caught-on-tape-stealing-bitcoin-atm-in-the-us/ A Bitcoin (BTC) automatic teller machine (ATM) has allegedly been stolen in the United States with the theft caught on tape.  Bitcoin ATM theft in the U.S. A Bitcoin ATM has reportedly been stolen by [...]

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A Bitcoin (BTC) automatic teller machine (ATM) has allegedly been stolen in the United States with the theft caught on tape. 

Bitcoin ATM theft in the U.S.

A Bitcoin ATM has reportedly been stolen by two alleged thieves in a mall situated in Washington DC on Aug. 3, according to a report published by Finnish news outlet Ilta Sanomat on Aug. 22. Moreover, the alleged two suspects have been filmed by a surveillance camera as they stole the machine.

The two reportedly timed their actions to take place when the shops were closed, but the mall itself was still open. Nobody paid attention to them as they allegedly entered the building, took the machine, carried it to a van, loaded it on board and drove away.

Not the first time criminals attempt to snatch Bitcoin ATM

This is a similar modus operandi compared to the incident reported in July, when a  gang of masked men have raided a Bitcoin exchange in the English city of Birmingham, sparking a police investigation. Also on this occasion, the group had reportedly attempted to steal a Bitcoin ATM using a rope attached to their car. 

Interestingly, the two were so discreet that the theft has not been noticed until a week later. At this point, the police had to call Bitcoin ATM operator and owner Coinme to inform about the theft.

In June, the number of Bitcoin ATMs worldwide crossed the 5,000 mark, Cointelegraph reported in June.

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El exchange de criptomoendas Rokkex incorpora Ledger Vault para mejorar la seguridad – Cointelegraph en Español https://bitcoinandethereum.com/el-exchange-de-criptomoendas-rokkex-incorpora-ledger-vault-para-mejorar-la-seguridad-cointelegraph-en-espanol/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:31:49 +0000 https://bitcoinandethereum.com/el-exchange-de-criptomoendas-rokkex-incorpora-ledger-vault-para-mejorar-la-seguridad-cointelegraph-en-espanol/ El productor francés de billeteras de hardware Ledger proporcionará su sistema de gestión de activos al exchange de criptomonedas con sede en Estonia Rokkex. Exchange centrado en ciberseguridad Construido por profesionales lituanos de ciberseguridad y [...]

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El productor francés de billeteras de hardware Ledger proporcionará su sistema de gestión de activos al exchange de criptomonedas con sede en Estonia Rokkex.

Exchange centrado en ciberseguridad

Construido por profesionales lituanos de ciberseguridad y tecnología financiera, Rokkex integrará su plataforma comercial con la solución de gestión de billetera empresarial Ledger Vault de Ledger para asegurar sus criptoactivos, según una noticia compartida con Cointelegraph el 20 de agosto.

Lukas Krikstaponis, cofundador y CEO de Rokkex, dijo que la plataforma ha probado con éxito la tecnología de Ledger en su plataforma hasta la fecha.

Demetrios Skalkotos, jefe global de Ledger Vault, explicó:

“Los clientes de Rokkex esperan total transparencia y protección contra los hacks criptomonetarios. […] Al aprovechar Ledger Vault, Rokkex dará a los inversores un control total y un acceso instantáneo a sus fondos al tiempo que les brinda la tranquilidad de que sus activos están seguros, sin sacrificar la comodidad”.

Fundada en el 2018, Rokkex es una plataforma de comercio de criptomonedas regulada, supuestamente autorizada por la Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera de Estonia para proporcionar servicios de criptobilletera y exchange de criptomonedas. La integración de Ledger Vault se produce en medio de la próxima oferta de tokens de valor de Rokkex, con la preventa programada para el 26 de agosto.

Rápido éxito

Según el comunicado de prensa, Ledger Vault es una infraestructura de gobernanza de autorizaciones múltiples para la gestión de criptoactivos que está específicamente diseñada para las necesidades de clientes empresariales e institucionales como Rokkex.

Como se informó, Ledger Vault se lanzó por primera vez en mayo del 2018 como una herramienta de seguridad de activos digitales dirigida a inversores institucionales. Posteriormente, Ledger expandió sus operaciones a Nueva York en noviembre del 2018, nombrando a un ex ejecutivo de Intercontinental Exchange como jefe de operaciones globales.

Recientemente, Ledger anunció que proporcionaría su tecnología al corredor de criptomonedas canadiense Voyager Digital.

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Major Banks Back $7.4 Million Funding Round for Korean Blockchain Firm https://bitcoinandethereum.com/major-banks-back-7-4-million-funding-round-for-korean-blockchain-firm/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:31:44 +0000 https://bitcoinandethereum.com/major-banks-back-7-4-million-funding-round-for-korean-blockchain-firm/ Blocko, a South Korean blockchain firm working on enterprise applications of the tech, says it’s raised 9 billion Korean won (around $7.44 million) in an Series B+ round. According an announcement on Thursday, Blocko said [...]

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Blocko, a South Korean blockchain firm working on enterprise applications of the tech, says it’s raised 9 billion Korean won (around $7.44 million) in an Series B+ round.

According an announcement on Thursday, Blocko said Korea’s oldest bank, Shinhan, as well as KEB Hana Bank, LB Investment and Dadam Investment took part in the round. The investment brings the firm’s total funding to date to over $20 million, according to CoinDesk Korea.

Blocko is working to build business-focused blockchain services, and has been working in conjunction with several national institutions such as the nation’s stock exchange, the Bank of Korea, Hyundai and the Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute.

In May, the firm launched a blockchain platform dubbed Argo Enterprise, aiming to address the “growing need for data sharing between industries and companies in areas such as identity verification, document management, and the Internet of Things,” the firm told told CoinDesk Korea at the time.

Argo Enterprise has since been deployed by more than 10 companies and institutions at home and abroad.

In the latest update, Blocko CEO Won-beom Kim said that aside from its enterprise work, the firm aims to “showcase various blockchain-based solutions that can be used in areas that have been difficult to implement, such as smart grids and dark data.”

Korean won image via Shutterstock

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Bitcoin Selloff Stalls at Historical Price Support Near $10K https://bitcoinandethereum.com/bitcoin-selloff-stalls-at-historical-price-support-near-10k/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:31:43 +0000 https://bitcoinandethereum.com/bitcoin-selloff-stalls-at-historical-price-support-near-10k/ View Bitcoin’s defense of the 100-day moving average and a bullish divergence of an hourly chart indicator suggest scope for a minor price bounce to $10,300 Bitcoin will remain in the hunt for a drop [...]

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  • Bitcoin’s defense of the 100-day moving average and a bullish divergence of an hourly chart indicator suggest scope for a minor price bounce to $10,300
  • Bitcoin will remain in the hunt for a drop to $9,467 (Aug. 13 low), as long as the rising wedge breakdown seen on the 4-hour chart remains valid.
  • A UTC close above $10,956 would shift risk in favor of a rally to $11,850-$12,000. A weekly close above $12,000 is needed to confirm bullish revival.

Bitcoin (BTC) sellers are again struggling to force a sustained break below a widely-followed support level, but the outlook would turn bullish only above $10,956.

The premier cryptocurrency by market value fell by $600 in the Asian trading hours on Wednesday, confirming a rising wedge breakdown on the intraday charts.

The bearish reversal pattern opened the doors for a retest of the Aug. 15 low of $9,467, as discussed yesterday. So far, however, that target has remained elusive and the dips below the 100-day moving average (MA), currently at $9,900, have been short-lived.

It’s worth noting that the long-term MA worked as strong support earlier this month. The cryptocurrency ran into bids below the 100-day MA on Aug. 15 and closed (UTC) that day with gains above $10,300. The average was again defended on the following day and the subsequent price bounce ended up hitting highs above $10,950 on Aug. 20.

So, if the 100-day MA continues to hold ground over the next few hours, chart-driven buying could lead to a price bounce.

As of writing, BTC is changing hands at $9,970 on Bitstamp, representing a 1.7-percent loss on the day.

Daily and hourly charts

The lower wick attached to today’s candle (above left) represents a failure on the part of the bears to keep the cryptocurrency below the 100-day MA. The average also proved a tough nut to crack on Wednesday.

The repeated defense of the key MA, coupled with the bullish divergence (higher lows) of the hourly chart relative strength index (above right) indicates scope for a rise to $10,300 over the next few hours.

The path of least resistance, however, will remain to the downside as long as prices are held below $10,956 – the bearish lower high created on Aug. 20.

The bulls will likely have a tough time forcing a break above $10,956, as the daily chart indicators are biased bearish. For instance, the RSI is holding below 50 and the moving average convergence divergence (MACD) histogram is printing negative values.

Further, the 5- and 10-week moving averages have produced a bearish crossover, as discussed earlier this week.

The fact that last week’s bounce from the 100-day MA ended up charting a bearish lower high indicates a weakening of bullish sentiment.

4-hour chart

The case for a drop to the Aug. 15 low of $9,467 put forward by the rising wedge breakdown will remain valid as long as prices remain below $10,807 – the high of the candle confirming the breakdown.

Daily line chart

The line chart of daily closing prices helps investors look through the noise created by daily highs and lows.

If prices close above $10,000 today and end up rising above $10,927 (Aug. 16 close) in the next day or two, then a double-bottom bullish breakout would be confirmed. That would open the doors to $11,850.

Weekly chart

BTC has failed at least four times in the last eight weeks to close (Sunday, UTC) above $12,000. So, a weekly close above that level is needed to confirm a complete bullish revival.

Disclosure: The author holds no cryptocurrency assets at the time of writing.

Bitcoin image via Shutterstock; charts by Trading View

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