Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Back In Familiar Range, Can Buyers Take Control?

ETH price recovered nicely from the $132 support level and traded above $134 against the US Dollar. The price even cleared the $135 and $136 resistance levels, but upsides remain capped. There is a crucial bearish trend line formed with resistance at $138 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair

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Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets

Western Union is pushing further into the crypto world, teaming up with a cross-border payments network so its customers can take advantage of mobile wallets. The network is Thunes, and through it, Western Union customers can send funds directly into a recipient’s mobile wallet. All they need to do is go online or visit one of the many agent locations just as they do to make traditional transfers. Why Should Anyone Care? Western Union has long been known as the place to make wire transfers and pay bills, but advances in the world of fintech have nearly rendered the brick-and-mortar

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Bitcoin (BTC) Stuck Around 4,000, But Analysts Expect a Drop as Upwards Momentum Fizzles

The crypto markets are experiencing a relatively quiet Friday as Bitcoin continues to trade sideways in a tight trading range between $4,000 and $4,100. This stability should not fool traders, however, as analysts expect BTC to drop in the near future as its upwards momentum begins to fade. If Bitcoin is unable to garner more

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Agustin Carstens: Banks Should Not Issue Digital Currencies

Should banks design their own cryptocurrencies? According to Agustin Carstens, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, the answer is a definitive “no.” Crypto Isn’t Cool? Carstens has never been a fan of crypto, having likening bitcoin to a “bubble,” a “Ponzi scheme” and an “environmental disaster” in the past. At a speech in Dublin, Carstens explained his fear of cryptocurrencies further, saying that they undermine the global banking system. He is now warning banks of the dangers of creating their own digital currencies. Virtual coins, he claims, go against everything banks stand for. They decrease financial stability and

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Crypto Ratings: China Prefers Smart Contract Platforms, Bitcoin Downgraded

The Centre for Information and Industry Development in China (CCID) has updated its monthly crypto project rankings. Following the update the top three spots on the list of most promising public blockchain-based assets are compromised of the Ethereum network (ETH), Tron (TRX), and EOS, whilst Bitcoin (BTC) fell on the list. CCID looked at a

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Report: Bitcoin and Crypto Markets More Regulated Than Widely Thought

There is a common motif within the crypto markets that the advent of “do-no-harm” regulation would allow for an influx of institutional, corporate, and public funds that will help propel Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies higher. Despite this, a recent report conducted by Bitwise Asset Management explains that the nascent markets are actually significantly more regulated

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BIS Manager: Bank-Issued “Crypto” Will Make for “Unpredictable” Consequences

The manager of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has voiced opposition to the initiatives proposed by JP Morgan and other banks to issue their own digital currencies, which borrow from the design of crypto, whilst omitting its truly liberating features. Augustin Carstens made his comments during a speech at the Central Bank of Ireland

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The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of $190 million in crypto from Canadian exchange Quadriga deepened as it was revealed the surviving founder is a reported ex-con who served 18 months in a federal U.S. prison for identity theft, bank fraud and credit card fraud. Michael Patryn, who founded Quadriga with Gerald Cotten, has been revealed as Omar Dhanani. After denying this and disputing reports linking him to his criminal past, records were obtained showing that Patryn legally changed his name twice, six years before he founded Quadriga with Cotten. Here are today's top legal stories ⬇ 1. Omar Dhanani, now

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It Will Take Another Year to Know If Ripple’s XRP is a Security or Not

It will take more than a year to understand whether or not Ripple’s XRP is a securities asset, according to Jake Chervinsky. The dispute and investigation lawyer, associated with a global law firm Kober & Kim, tweeted a long thread explaining the next possible course of actions in the ongoing federal lawsuit against Ripple Labs.

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