What Bitcoin’s Valuation Says About Its Volatility

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. For a primer on crypto valuation concepts, you can download our free report here. Most of us think we understand the term “volatility.” We digest headlines about tense political situations around the world; we are wary of explosive chemical compounds; some of…

Tor Browser Users at Risk of Losing Their Bitcoins

Finnish peer-to-peer crypto exchange LocalBitcoins has warned users about alleged security risks associated with anonymous browser Tor Browser. On Sept. 9, transactional compliance expert Richard Bensberg tweeted a screenshot of a LocalBitcoins banner warning Tor users about the risk of losing their Bitcoins (BTC), which stated: “Warning to all Tor users: A Tor browser exposes you to the risk of having your bitcoins stolen.” LocalBitcoins then responded to Bensberg, saying that while using Tor Browser is not against its terms of service, it does not recommend it for security reasons.…

Bitcoin’s Boring Again. Is $10,000 BTC’s Yawn-Worthy New Normal? – CCN.com

Bitcoin’s suddenly boring again. Has $10,000 become the yawn-inducing new normal for BTC, or will the market wake back up soon? | Source: Shutterstock After bitcoin’s parabolic renaissance sparked hopes of new highs back in April, the expectation of BTC reclaiming $20,000 has become a fleeting reality. In recent weeks, bitcoin has sluggishly ranged between $10,000 and $11,000, causing its trademark volatility to vanish. Tranquil Bitcoin Market Leaves Traders Daydreaming of More Volatile Times Research from cryptocurrency fund manager Blockforce Capital reveals that BTC volatility is currently languishing at a…

Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin (BTC) is less popular among women because they are less interested in risky investments, according to one of the cryptocurrency’s best-known female proponents. Ryyti: Women “more risk-conscious” In a Twitter discussion on Sept. 5, Miss Universe Finland 2015 winner, Rosa-Maria Ryyti, argued Bitcoin’s risk factor made it more appealing to men. She was responding to a query by analyst and Cointelegraph contributor, Filb Filb, who asked followers why the Bitcoin community was overwhelmingly male.  “Women are more risk-conscious in general and often go for a ‘slow & steady’ investment…

Bitcoin’s Total Share of Crypto Market Now Highest Since March 2017

View Bitcoin’s price recovery from the Aug. 29 low of $9,320 is backed by an uptick in the dominance rate to 30-month highs. Weak trading volumes, however, indicate the recovery could be short-lived and a fall back to $9,750 could be in the offing in the next day or two. Weekly chart indicators continue to call a bearish move. A high-volume UTC close above the bearish lower high of $10,956 (Aug. 20 high) is needed to revive the short-term bullish outlook. A weekly close (Sunday, UTC) above $12,000 is needed…

Global Stock Markets’ Aghast August Dumped 17x Bitcoin’s Market Cap – CCN Markets

A brutal August makes a notable setback for markets home and abroad. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: August was a brutal month for investors across the world. Global stock markets shed $3 trillion as a dirty cocktail of recession warnings and trade war escalation rocked the markets. To put that into perspective, $3 trillion is 17 times larger than the entire market capitalization of bitcoin, all wiped out in a month. It’s a reminder that bitcoin’s market cap is still a drop in the ocean. A tiny, nascent asset…

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Shriveling Due to Terrible Incentives – CCN Markets

Lightning Network payment channels on Bitcoin declined 23% in the past five months. Are the incentives there to make it a viable scaling solution? | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: Usage of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network underwent a sizeable decline in 2019. According to data from BitcoinVisuals, 23% of Lightning Network payment channels closed down in the past five months alone. Meanwhile, the amount of Bitcoin locked up on the network for use in making payments fell 22% in the same time period. Shockingly, node operators have admitted to making just…

Bitcoin’s Youngest Millionaire Launches Crypto-Based ‘Libra Killer’

Cryptocurrency payment app Metal has launched as a full version in what creators say will dominate the market over Facebook’s Libra. In a social media post Aug. 19, Erik Finman, who co-founded Metal together with former QuickCoin co-founder, Marshall Hayner, confirmed users could now send and receive a range of cryptocurrencies.  ‘Libra killer’ will challenge Facebook with crypto Metal functions as a P2P payment app, and now supports various tokens including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Previously, the only payment option supported by the app was its own in-house token,…

Bitcoin’s Price is Up More Than $1K Since Bakkt Futures News

View Bitcoin has risen by $1,000 since Friday’s announcement by Bakkt exchange that it will be launching physically-settled bitcoin futures on Sept. 23. The price rise has neutralized the bearish setup on the intraday charts seen last week. The gains could be extended further to $11,000, as the hourly chart is reporting a bullish continuation pattern. The weekly chart continues to call a deeper pullback to $9,000 with key moving averages (MAs) producing a first bearish crossover since February. A weekly close above $12,000 is needed for a complete bullish…

QuadrigaCX Users Request Details on How EY Lost 103 Bitcoins

Users of now-defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX are requesting further information concerning the recent loss of 103 Bitcoins (BTC) during the funds’ recovery. An unfortunate loss As Cointelegraph reported in February, one of the Big Four accounting firms — EY (formerly branded as Ernst & Young) — was appointed by QuadrigaCX as an independent third party to monitor the proceedings in a creditor protection case. Ey announced at the time that “Quadriga inadvertently transferred 103 Bitcoins valued at approximately $468,675 to Quadriga cold wallets, which the Company is currently unable…