Blockchain Is a New Frontier According to Top Executives, Investment Levels Plummet

There are mixed indicators regarding the current progress or stalling of blockchain adoption throughout the enterprise world. Research has indicated that investments have dropped by over half over the last year, contrary to other research showing a growing sentiment toward the vitality of blockchain adoption as an innovative technology. For example, Research by CB Insights in 2019 indicates that there may be a separation between corporate adoption and corporate investments into blockchain companies. As reported previously by Cointelegraph, blockchain investments have dropped by up to 60% since 2018. However, this…

Bitcoin Hovers Over $10,300 as Top Altcoins See Mixed Movements

Saturday, Sept. 14 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day while Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hovers over the $10,300 mark by press time. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 The price of Bitcoin is currently up by 0.13% on the day, trading at around $10,313 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down by about 0.46%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, Bitcoin trading is opening new avenues for citizens in communist-run Cuba, which has been financially…

Coinbase, Ripple Leave Top 10 of LinkedIn’s ‘Hottest’ Startups List

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Ripple, the blockchain startup behind XRP, have fallen out of the top 10 of this year’s business and employment-oriented service Linkedln’s “The 50 hottest U.S. companies to work for” list. According to the new LinkedIn’s list published on Sept. 4, Ripple moved to the 28th place (was seventh in 2018) while Coinbase’s position was downgraded to 29th (was third in 2018). Stock and crypto trading startup Robinhood mostly retained its position, moving from the sixth place in 2018 to the 7th in 2019. Crypto startups are…

Four Out of Five Top Bitcoin QR Code Generators are Scams: Report

Four out of the first five results presented when querying Google for a “bitcoin qr generator” lead to scam websites. The findings Cryptocurrency wallet ZenGo wrote the findings in a blog post published on Aug. 29. Reportedly, when researching prior to implementing QR Code support in their wallet, ZenGo learned of the prevalence of scam QR Code generators. The company explains how the alleged scam works: “These sites generate a QR code that encodes an address controlled by the scammers, instead of the one requested by the user, thus directing…

Blockchain Activity at Top Universities Increased Since 2018

New research by major cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase shows that 56% of the top 50 universities in the world offer one or more classes on cryptocurrency or blockchain tech. Metrics indicate growing interest Coinbase shared its research in an official blog post on Aug. 28 in which it used rankings from US News and World Report for its list of the top 50 universities. This included both undergraduate and graduate level offerings.  The research found that twice as many students took blockchain or crypto courses when compared to last year…

Bitcoin Price Breaks $10,100 as Top Altcoins See Gree

Sunday, Aug. 25 — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing moderate gains on the day while Bitcoin (BTC) circles around the $10,100 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin price is up by 1.67% on the day, trading at around $10,135 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down by about 0.78%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position of the largest altcoin by market capitalization, which currently stands at $20.5 billion. The second-largest altcoin, Ripple’s…

Bitcoin Price ‘Not at the Top’ of New Bull Cycle Yet, New Data Shows

Bitcoin (BTC) price has far higher to go during its current market cycle if crowd sentiment takes charge, according to analysis of the Bitcoin Days Destroyed (BDD) technical metric. In social media posts Aug. 22, Hans Hauge, senior qualitative researcher at crypto investment fund Ikigai, identified Bitcoin sentiment as being similar to early 2017. That was just months before the cryptocurrency reached its all-time high of $20,000. “Bitcoin bubble tops are clearly identified with a dark red cluster of Adjusted Binary BDD,” he summarized tweeting a corresponding chart.  He added:…

A Different Look at Crypto Market and Top Assets, How Dominated Is It?

With Bitcoin regaining market dominance of over two-thirds of the entire combined cryptocurrency capitalization, discussions regarding market share of prominent altcoins have largely left the dominant cryptocurrency discourse. Here is a different outlook on the market and on how the top cryptocurrencies stack up with the rest. Market dominance flows from alts to BTC since 2018 Market dominance between the top cryptocurrencies by market capitalization has changed over the last year. As of Aug. 19, 2018, as seen in the chart below, the three largest coins comprised 71.95% of the combined…

Bitcoin Price Is Currently Sitting in Its Historic Top 2% Range

Bitcoin has only spent 63 days in its history where it closed above current price.This was the factoid posted by crypto-analyst Ceteris Paribus on Aug. 6, along with comparative data for selected altcoins.  Which goes to show that despite unwarranted concerns from those who feel that BTC price should constantly be parabolic, Bitcoin is in rather rude health. Certainly when it comes to dominating alts. 2 months of mayhem vs. a steady climb Bitcoin has existed for 3870 days (3867 at the time of the tweet). So if only 63…

Top Staking Projects of the Crypto World Today: Report

INDX, the Tokenized Masternode Investment Fund, has calculated the top-10 proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchains based on the expected yield of their tokens. The company did this by quantifying the volatility, volume, liquidity, risk and integrity. The tokens appear in order, from one to 10, based on the expected yield, as predicted by INDX’s proprietary algorithm.  Related: Crypto Dividends: Staking Coins for Gains Potentially a Good Strategy in a Bear Market But is Not Without Risk Proof-of-stake is a consensus method that states a person can mine or validate block transactions in…