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  • CME Bitcoin Futures Contract Hits Volume High of 5,053 Contracts in Q3, up by 41%
    CME Group announced its average daily volumes in the third quarter. Bitcoin futures ADV rose 41 percent to 5,053 contracts with open interest increasing by 19 percent to 2,873. CME Group Announces Bitcoin Futures Contracts Volume Up By 41% Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), described by The Economist as “the biggest financial exchange you have never heard of,” was the first large financial markets operator to roll out BTC futures contracts. The event, ...
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    42 mins ago
  • Federal Court Fines Operator of Gelfman Bitcoin Fraud $2.5 Million
    Gelfman staged a fake computer hack to conceal trading losses and misappropriation. ...
    FinanceMagnates
    56 mins ago
  • CFTC says it brings first anti-fraud bitcoin action
    A federal court in New York ordered Gelfman Blueprint Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Gelfman to pay $2.5 million is what is the first anti-fraud enforcement action involving bitcoin filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a CFTC press release said Thursday. The court orders said that between 2014 and Jan. 2016, Gelfman swindled more than $600,000 from at least 80 customers who were told their funds were ...
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    2 hours ago
  • Bitfinex Struggles with Banks, Why Are Other Major Bitcoin Exchanges Just Fine?
    On October 6, major bitcoin exchange Bitfinex obtained banking services from HSBC with a private account held by a Hong Kong corporation. Less than two weeks after establishing HSBC as its primary bank to handle deposits and withdrawals, Bitfinex has moved to Bank of Communications, the fifth-largest bank in mainland China and Hong Kong, according The post Bitfinex Struggles with Banks, Why Are Other Major Bitcoin Exchanges Just Fine? appeared ...
    CryptoCoinsNews
    2 hours ago
  • Infamous Hacker George Hotz Calls Bitcoin Cash the ‘Real Bitcoin’
    Well-known American hacker George Hotz, also known as Geohot, has been talking extensively about cryptocurrencies lately, and more specifically about bitcoin cash. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Hotz published a cryptocurrency programming video using bitcoin cash and showed people how to send a BCH transaction from scratch using the Python programming language. Also read: BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation in San Francisco Geohot Hacks With Bitcoin Cash George Hotz aka ‘Geohot.’ ...
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    2 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Futures Trading Grew by 41 Percent in Q3 2018, Says CME Group
    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group says its Bitcoin futures contract trading grew by 41 percent in the third quarter of 2018. CME also said that Asia contributed to half of the overseas BTC futures trading volume. Bitcoin Futures Trading No Longer Stagnant In a tweet posted on Wednesday (October 17, 2018), CME announced the Q3 performance of its BTC futures contract. According to CME, the average daily volume (ADV) ...
    LiveBitcoinNews
    2 hours ago
  • Fidelity To Trade Bitcoin For Hedge Funds – How Big?
    As you may have seen, Fidelity Investments announced yesterday that it will store and trade bitcoin for hedge funds and other professional investors via Fidelity digital assets, becoming one of the first Wall Street companies to break into this space. Designerkottayam / PixabayIn the fintech space, Huhnsik has been at the forefront of blockchain development and deployment in his representation of accelerators, exchanges and sponsors of initial coin offerings in ...
    ValueWalk
    2 hours ago
  • Braiins OS: An Open Source Alternative to Bitcoin Mining Firmware
    Braiins OS wants to redefine open-source mining software.The project recently rolled out the initial release of its ASIC miner firmware. The operating system is advertised as “the very first fully open-source, Linux-based system for cryptocurrency embedded devices,” an alternative to the factory-default firmware that comes with most popular mining hardware.Upon visiting the project’s website, visitors are greeted with a clear message, a mantra that resonates with its related industry’s ethos: ...
    Bitcoin Magazine
    3 hours ago
  • Mt Gox’s Bitcoin Creditors Have 4 Days to Submit Rehabilitation Claims
    Mt Gox’s Bitcoin Creditors Have 4 Days to Submit Rehabilitation Claims Clients of the defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox must submit claims for trapped funds by Oct. 22. As previously reported by CoinDesk, the exchange first opened up the claims process in August, following a protracted bankruptcy battle. In June, petitioners asking for their bitcoin back won a… The post Mt Gox’s Bitcoin Creditors Have 4 Days to Submit Rehabilitation Claims appeared first ...
    AltCoinToday
    4 hours ago
  • Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Bulls look to take back control as price moves sideways
    Bitcoin [BTC] has continued its sluggish sideways movement that is representative of the market in the past week, with the sharp uptrend in its price soon finding the momentum dying down. Investors are looking on the horizon for another break soon, with the indicators showing that the movement might occur soon. 1 hour: The $6625 – […] ...
    BitcoinWarrior
    4 hours ago
  • US Marshals Service To Hold Bitcoin Auction
    The government agency is (again) auctioning the cryptocurrency specifically designed to eliminate the need for the government to create and distribute currency. *face palm* But hey, maybe you can get it cheap! ...
    ETHNews
    5 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Forming Doji in Bull Trap
    Bitcoin remains motionless as the price enter yet another day of anxious stability. The Bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate is extending its sideways consolidation trend. The spike seen at the beginning of this week – mostly because of the Tether crash – is fading aptly in the absence of adequate bullish sentiment, halted near circa 6550-fiat. The The post Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Forming Doji in Bull Trap appeared first on ...
    CryptoCoinsNews
    5 hours ago
  • U.S. Marshals to Auction Off $4.3 Million in Bitcoin
    The U.S. Marshals agency has announced plans to auction $4.3 million worth of bitcoin (BTC) in November 2018. The sealed bid auction is for nearly 660 bitcoins which were seized in a series of federal criminal, administrative and civil cases over the years.The haul comes from cases against convicts like Thomas Mario Costanzo and Theresa Tetley, both sentenced to jail in 2018 on money-laundering charges. At the time, the agency ...
    Bitcoin Magazine
    5 hours ago
  • US Marshals Offer Over 650 Confiscated Bitcoins for Auction
    The United States Marshal Service (USMS) is set to auction approximately $4.25 million worth of Bitcoin at the beginning of November. The federal agency announced that it would put almost 660 Bitcoins on the auction block, with the online sale planned on November 5, from 8:00 AM EST to 2:00 PM EST. Interested bidders must submit a $200,000 deposit and complete the registration procedure anytime between October 22, 2o18, and October 31, 2018, ...
    NewsBTC
    6 hours ago
  • There’s Another $20K Bitcoin Bubble Coming, Says Vinny Lingham
    Bubble-phobic Civic CEO, Vinny Lingham, has been sounding off about blockchain and cryptocurrency at an event in Johannesburg. His address covered mass adoption in the blockchain industry, and the likelihood of another bitcoin bubble. Still in its infancy Lingham cited lack of use cases and scaling issues as current barriers to mass adoption of cryptocurrency. Although the primary uses of cryptocurrency are money transfers and trading, he saw this broadening ...
    Bitcoinist
    6 hours ago
  • Egypt, Argentina & Venezuela Reach New Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Trading Volumes, European Markets Declines
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    CoinIIdol
    6 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Futures Trading Volumes Surge 41% In Q3, CME Reports
    Authored by Helen Partz via CoinTelegraph.com, Bitcoin (BTCfutures trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has continued to grow in Q3, the U.S.-based exchange reported in a tweet Wednesday, Oct. 17. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph The CME has revealed that the average daily trading volume (ADV) of Bitcoin futures has increased by 41 percent in Q3 over Q2, while open interest (OI) - or the number of open contracts on Bitcoin futures - has risen ...
    ZeroHedge
    7 hours ago
  • Mt Gox’s Bitcoin Creditors Have 4 Days to Submit Rehabilitation Claims
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  • Crypto M&A is on a tear as deal-makers see opportunity in bitcoin’s price slump
    Merger and acquisition activity for cryptocurrency companies has more than doubled in the past year amid a slump in prices, according to JMP Securities and data from PitchBook. ...
    CNBC
    7 hours ago
  • Toronto-Based Clothing Charity Relies Solely on Bitcoin Cash
    Last February, a bitcoin cash-centric charity based out of Canada had announced the launch of an organization called Coins 4 Clothes. The group started accepting BCH to purchase clothing from wholesalers and then distributed the garments to various Toronto-based charities. Since then the organization has donated over 3,000 articles of clothing to those in need, while at the same time helping people learn about the benefits of a peer-to-peer electronic ...
    News.Bitcoin
    8 hours ago
  • US Marshals Put Up More Than 600 Confiscated Bitcoins at Auction
    U.S. Marshals to conduct their third BTC auction this year, selling 660 Bitcoins seized in various federal criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings. A federal law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice has recently announced a bid auction for approximately 660 confiscated Bitcoins (BTC), the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) reports Thursday, Oct.18.The bid, held by the USMS, will take place on Nov. 5, but the participants have to ...
    CoinTelegraph
    9 hours ago
  • Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies have growing legs, says Former CFTC Commissioner
    Recently, Sharon Bowen, Former CFTC Commissioner, spoke at the Bloomberg conference about the biggest challenge for CFTC in the future, and transparency as a solution to a vibrant financial market. Earlier, Bowen had spoken about the regulators focussing on protecting the investors from fraudulent manipulation and educating the people about the risks involved in dealing […] ...
    BitcoinWarrior
    9 hours ago
  • Cryptos Remain Flat; Analysts See Bitcoin Breaking Out Soon
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  • Premium of GBTC Has Fallen Substantially: What Does it Mean For Bitcoin?
    On October 18, cryptocurrency trader and technical analyst Eric Thies released a comparative chart of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), a publicly tradable instrument that allows investors in the public stock market to invest in BTC. According to Thies, the drop in the premium of GBTC is significant, as it demonstrates a decline in interest towards Bitcoin from retail investors or individual traders, and a large entity or group ...
    NewsBTC
    9 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Breakout ‘Only a Matter of Time’: Analyst
    Bolstered by stable trading volume, growing network activity, and increasing validation on Wall Street, the bitcoin price could be on the brink of a major move to the upside. Writing in daily market commentary made available to CCN, eToro senior market analyst Mati Greenspan said that the stars continue to align for a potential bitcoin The post Bitcoin Breakout ‘Only a Matter of Time’: Analyst appeared first on CCN ...
    CryptoCoinsNews
    9 hours ago
  • $50,000 to $2,800: How Bitcoin Price Targets of Experts Dropped 95%
    In early 2018, when the price of Bitcoin (BTC) first dropped from $20,000 to $6,000 and recovered to $11,000, the majority of traders and investors were still highly optimistic in the short-term price movement of the dominant cryptocurrency. Respected entrepreneurs and investors including BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, Morgan Creek Digital partner Anthony Pompliano, and Wall Street analyst Tom Lee predicted the price of BTC to exceed $50,000 by the end ...
    NewsBTC
    10 hours ago
  • How Trading Bots Can Manipulate the Bitcoin Price
    A trading bot is a pre-programmed piece of software that makes automatic trades when a pre-arranged trigger has occurred. This trigger event can be, for example, when the share price falls below a certain price. This was the case in the 1987 Black Friday Wall Street market crash, where early generation trading bots sold stocks automatically when they fell below the set price, which contributed to a 22% fall in ...
    LiveBitcoinNews
    10 hours ago
  • US Marshals to Auction Off $4.3 Million in Bitcoins
    The United States Marshals Service is conducting a sale of 660 bitcoins which were forfeited in various federal cases. Auction of Bitcoins by a Government Agency A federal law enforcement agency of the U.S. government, the United States Marshals Service (USMS), is holding an auction for the sale of 660 bitcoins. The digital assets were confiscated during investigations into various federal criminal, civil, and administrative cases. The announcement, which has ...
    LiveBitcoinNews
    11 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Price Eyes Triangle Breakout Above $6.4K
    Bitcoin is again restricted in a narrowing price range, but technical studies indicate scope for a bullish breakout. ...
    CoinDesk
    11 hours ago
  • ‘What a Shocker’ – CME Bitcoin Futures Volume Soars 41%
    As investors speculate when Bitcoin will bottom and reverse course, a recently released CME report shows Bitcoin Futures daily trading volume up 41% over Q3. Bitcoin Futures Volume Rises Sharply The bear market is still a reality, but investors are steadily making moves behind the curtain. A new report from the CME  (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) shows that Bitcoin futures trading at the exchange have continuously risen throughout Q3, and the average ...
    Bitcoinist
    13 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Buyers Losing Grip Below $6,500?
    Key Points Bitcoin price is still struggling to clear the key $6,520 resistance zone against the US Dollar. There is an important bullish trend line in place with support at $6,430 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is currently at a risk of a bearish reaction towards the $6,400 or $6,340 support levels. Bitcoin price is slowly moving into a bearish zone ...
    NewsBTC
    13 hours ago
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Analysis: Bullish Reversal Soon? Think Again
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  • Elon Musk Backed Boring Flamethrower Now Accepting Bitcoin
    It’s sometimes hard to read billionaire tech genius Elon Musk and often when you think it might be a joke, the unexpected happens. The Boring Flamethrower is the latest craze, and who knows, you might need one in case of a zombie apocalypse. However, these little stunts have their purpose, and sales are used to raise all-important capital to humanitarian improvement ventures. Elon Musk promised to sell The Boring Flamethrowers, ...
    LiveBitcoinNews
    14 hours ago
  • Going, Going, Gone: US Marshals to Auction Hundreds of Bitcoins
    The coins are worth around $4.3 million, seized in 31 different cases. ...
    FinanceMagnates
    14 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Early Bullish Signals
    Bitcoin recently consolidated inside a pennant or symmetrical triangle pattern just above an area of interest. Price is showing early bullish signs as it closes past the continuation pattern’s resistance, indicating that a rally of the same height as the flag’s mast may be in the works. The Fibonacci extension tool also shows the next potential upside targets. The 38.2% level is near the $7,200 area of interest while the ...
    LiveBitcoinNews
    14 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Holding Key Support Near $440
    Key Points Bitcoin cash price traded lower recently and tested the $440 support against the US Dollar. There was a break above a short-term declining channel with resistance at $441 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is struggling to gain momentum above the $450 and $455 resistance levels. Bitcoin cash price is currently holding the $440 support against the US Dollar. BCH/USD ...
    NewsBTC
    15 hours ago
  • How a Bitcoin Exchange Is Surviving a Central Bank Crackdown in India
    Indian regulators' clampdown on crypto firms is forcing exchange Unocoin to experiment with ATMs and stablecoins to continue receiving fiat deposits. ...
    CoinDesk
    16 hours ago
  • Norwegian Man Stabbed to Death After Conducting Bitcoin for Cash Trade in Person
    An unfortunate man in Norway was murdered over what appears to be a Bitcoin trade gone wrong.  P2P Gone Wrong? What appears to be a trade gone wrong has resulted in the tragic loss of a life in Oslo, Norway. Local Norwegian media outlet TV 2 reported news of the murder on Monday morning. The grizzly stabbing occurred in the 24-year-old’s apartment in the upmarket Oslo neighborhood of Majorstuen. ...
    Bitcoinist
    16 hours ago
  • Bitcoin [BTC] is a commodity but we don’t have oversight of the underlying spot markets, says Former CFTC Commissioner
    Recently, former CFTC Commissioner, Sharon Bowen spoke about how concerned the regulatory community is about cryptocurrencies, LabCFTC’s approach and her opinion about the current administration’s acceptance of new class assets, at the Bloomberg conference. Bowen went on to speak about the regulators’ concern towards cryptocurrencies, whether they are from the EU, Africa or Hong Kong. One […] ...
    BitcoinWarrior
    17 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Has Hit the Bottom: Why it is Unlikely to Fall Below $6,000
    After rising to $6,700 on fiat-to-crypto exchanges and achieving $7,700 on Bitfinex, Bitcoin has stabilized at $6,500. Over the past 48 hours, the volume of Bitcoin has risen from $3.2 billion to $7 billion at its peak, but has since dropped to $4 billion. In a two-day period, BTC has shown a 25 percent increase The post Bitcoin Has Hit the Bottom: Why it is Unlikely to Fall Below $6,000 ...
    CryptoCoinsNews
    17 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Trades at $300 Premium on Bitfinex as Tether Faces Panic
    As Tether faces credibility issues in the cryptocurrency market, holders are taking a 5 percent haircut as they exchange the stable coin for other cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, on the Bitfinex exchange. The increased fear that each token issued may not be backed by one U.S. Dollar has resulted in a premium of up to $300 on the price of Bitcoin traded on Bitfinex. Tether Holders Take Five Percent Haircut As They ...
    NewsBTC
    18 hours ago
  • Bitcoin [BTC] will start to see the “proverbial herd” of institutions turning towards it, states hedge fund CEO
    Brian Kelly, the CEO of BKCM, recently spoke on CNBC’s Power Lunch show regarding the state of the cryptocurrency market currently. He also spoke about the general atmosphere of the market on the heels of Fidelity, the fourth-largest asset management firm in the United States, making announcements of a cryptocurrency trading platform for institutional investors. […] ...
    BitcoinWarrior
    18 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Trading at a $300 Premium on Bitfinex Amid Tether Decline
    Speculation is rife that people are selling Tether in exchange for Bitcoin. This has led to Bitcoin trading at around a $300 premium on the Bitfinex exchange. Those using the Bitfinex exchange are finding that Bitcoin is trading at roughly a $300 premium compared to other exchanges. Many believe the price upswing is because traders who purchased the stablecoin Tether via the exchange are now looking to sell their ...
    Bitcoinist
    18 hours ago
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Bullish Continuation Breakout!
    Bitcoin recently formed a flag consolidation pattern after its sharp rally and fade from the triangle top. This is often seen as a bullish continuation signal, with an upside break possibly leading to a climb that’s the same height as the flag’s mast. The 100 SMA is crossing above the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the upside. In other words, resistance is ...
    EthereumWorldNews
    19 hours ago
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Decisive Bullish Break Happening?
    Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price is attempting another upside break from its descending triangle visible on the longer-term charts. If this is a decisive break, price could climb by the same height as the triangle, which spans close to $4,000. Technical indicators are giving mixed signals but there are signs of bullish momentum building up. Bitcoin price is making another attempt at a bullish triangle breakout to ultimately confirm ...
    NewsBTC
    19 hours ago
  • US Marshals to Auction $4.3 Million in Bitcoin Next Month
    The U.S. Marshals are set to auction off about 660 bitcoin forfeited in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, worth about $4.3 million. ...
    CoinDesk
    20 hours ago
  • Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH Ready to Rally Despite Gemini Hitch
    The supremacy war between Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV is beginning to affect Bitcoin Cash investors keen on channeling funds through regulatory compliant avenues as Gemini. In a statement, the New York based exchange said they will list Bitcoin Cash in November once there is stability within the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. Latest Bitcoin Cash News Gemini, one of the world’s largest and regulated cryptocurrency exchanges has delayed the listing of ...
    NewsBTC
    20 hours ago
  • Police: Dispute over Bitcoin Account Led to Connecticut Home Invasion
    Two women have been arrested in connection with a March home invasion in Killingly, CT, where victims were not only robbed but also allegedly pistol-whipped and attacked with an electric cattle prod. The incident, police said, was the tragic culmination of a dispute involving a bitcoin account. Incident Details Apparently, the home invasion occurred because The post Police: Dispute over Bitcoin Account Led to Connecticut Home Invasion appeared first on ...
    CryptoCoinsNews
    22 hours ago
  • Russian Bitcoin Mining Criminal Faces up to Five Years in Prison
    A Russian hacker who used government-owned servers for illicit Bitcoin mining is facing up to five years in jail for his actions. One thing you can say about a criminal, cyber or otherwise, is that they’re always looking to make some easy money. The advent of cryptocurrency has provided a handy outlet for cybercriminals to use the computer equipment of others to financially benefit themselves. A 21-year-old Russian cybercriminal is ...
    LiveBitcoinNews
    22 hours ago
  • BitMEX: Not Competing with Bitcoin Core?
    An article appeared on the BitMEX blog this week comparing competition to the Bitcoin Core software project. It concluded that, even if the Bitcoin Core repository were hijacked or deleted, Bitcoin should remain largely unaffected. Competing Approaches BitMEX initially considered three different ways to compete with the Core project prior to examining at arguments for and against them. The types of competing projects fall into the following categories: Competition between chains: A ...
    Bitcoinist
    22 hours ago
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