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Previous Close 7,996.36
Open 7,996.36
Day's Range 7,948.68 - 8,140.82
52 Week Range 3,169.53 - 8,485.71
Start Date 2009-01-03
Algorithm SHA256
Market Cap 142.373B
Circulating Supply 17.72M
Max Supply 21.00M
Volume 177,074,016
Volume (24hr) 176.87M
Volume (24hr) All Currencies 2.73B
  • FinCEN guidance: crypto firms take notice
    Coin Rivet 10 hours ago

    FinCEN guidance: crypto firms take notice

    On 9th May, FinCEN issued guidance on the ‘Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Certain Business Models Involving Convertible Virtual Currencies’. While the guidance does not set forth any new regulatory requirements, it does combine all FinCEN regulations, rulings, and guidance around convertible virtual currencies (CVCs) since they were issued going back to 2011. In addition to the guidance, FinCEN also issued an advisory to highlight the risks associated with virtual currencies and how to identify and report suspicious activity. These come on the heels of its April statement which announced the first time ever penalty against a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trader for failure to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Trader Eric Powers was fined $35,000 and is barred from providing The post FinCEN guidance: crypto firms take notice appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Galaxy Digital’s Michael Novogratz backs social media cryptos
    Coin Rivet 11 hours ago

    Galaxy Digital’s Michael Novogratz backs social media cryptos

    One of the social media payment methods is going to stick, according to Galaxy Digital Founder and CEO, Michael Novogratz. In an interview with CNBC, he says: “I think with Facebook’s payment currency, I think Telegram will have one…you will see one of those payment coins work, and that has the chance to be a real currency.” Real game changer Bitcoin is just a store of value and as such won’t change the world, Novogratz said earlier this month. Speaking at the ConsenSys Ethereal Summit, he argued that the cryptocurrency acts as a digital gold. Web 3.0 is the real game changer, being a decentralised platform that processes information. “If you really think Bitcoin will win this store of value, everything The post Galaxy Digital’s Michael Novogratz backs social media cryptos appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Finder’s crypto panel bullish on Bitcoin
    Coin Rivet 16 hours ago

    Finder’s crypto panel bullish on Bitcoin

    Bitcoin will hit $7,543 by 1st June, according to personal finance comparison site finder.com. When it asked its panel of crypto experts about the price at the end of this year, the average prediction was $9,659. As for why the price has surged this year, 80% of panellists said it was due to crypto-related announcements made at the recent Consensus event. The next most cited factors were the US-China trade tensions (50%) and the impending reduction in Bitcoin emission, also known as the halvening (50%).  Chief Investment Officer at Arca, Jeff Dorman, comments: “Bitcoin has rallied for a variety of reasons, not one specific reason. It’s mosaic theory. Pent up demand spilled out because of Fidelity’s new platform, China’s trade The post Finder’s crypto panel bullish on Bitcoin appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Ampleforth to conduct first IEO on BitFinex and Ethfinex’s Tokinex platform in June
    Coin Rivet 17 hours ago

    Ampleforth to conduct first IEO on BitFinex and Ethfinex’s Tokinex platform in June

    San Francisco. 23rd May 2019 — Ampleforth (https://www.ampleforth.org/) announced today it will be the first initial exchange offering to be conducted on Bitfinex and Ethfinex’s token project launch platform, Tokinex (http://tokinex.ethfinex.com/). Ampleforth’s whitepaper, co-authored by Manuel Ricon Cruz, researcher at the Hoover Institute, introduces the Ampleforth protocol. Further context for understanding the implications of AMPL as a new type of synthetic commodity and economic theory is provided in the accompanying Red Book. The appeal of digital assets like Bitcoin is that they are uncorrelated with traditional asset groups. But, among large-cap digital assets, there is a high degree of non-diversifiable risk and the price volatility of most cryptocurrencies mimic that of Bitcoin. “We see Amples as having a near-term utility that naturally dovetails into a much bigger The post Ampleforth to conduct first IEO on BitFinex and Ethfinex’s Tokinex platform in June appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Why Schnorr Signatures are important for privacy
    Coin Rivet yesterday

    Why Schnorr Signatures are important for privacy

    Whilst much of Bitcoin’s development has recently been focused on the Lightning Network, there is another development that has been gaining interest. Schnorr Signatures will help to increase privacy on the Bitcoin network whilst also helping with issues of scalability. What are Schnorr Signatures? Schnorr Signatures are not a new invention. They were first created by German professor and cryptographer Claus-Peter Schnorr in the 1980s. The work built upon other famous cryptographers at the time including David Chaum. Interestingly though, Schnorr chose to patent his new invention, much to the chagrin of other cryptographers. This patent expired in 2008, just as the Bitcoin network was about to go live. Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille submitted the Bitcoin improvement The post Why Schnorr Signatures are important for privacy appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin coils up ahead of potential price hike to five digits
    Coin Rivet yesterday

    Bitcoin coils up ahead of potential price hike to five digits

    Bitcoin is once more creeping up to challenge the $8,400 level of resistance before a potential bull market continuation towards a five-figure price tag. The digital asset is currently coiling up in a snake-like formation, with price following a consistent ascending channel before the parabolic breakout above $6,000. Over the past two weeks, Bitcoin has seen a sequence of five higher lows and two very distinct lower highs as price looks poised to spring out of its current wedge with an explosive move either up or down. Bitcoin has a rich history of trading in the $6,000-$8,000 range after spending many months of the 2018 bear market inside this zone. Given that sentiment seems to be turning optimistic as a The post Bitcoin coils up ahead of potential price hike to five digits appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin vs Ethereum vs Litecoin
    Coin Rivet yesterday

    Bitcoin vs Ethereum vs Litecoin

    Three of the most famous cryptocurrencies that most people have heard of are Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Not only have they survived longer than many others, but they have all maintained their strong positions in the rankings of most valuable cryptocurrencies. Each one has its own unique attributes that they hope will help them compete in an extremely volatile market. Bitcoin Bitcoin is the most famous cryptocurrency out there and also the original. Created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, Bitcoin is an uncensorable form of money that can be sent peer to peer anywhere in the world, without the need for a third party. These unique attributes have garnered interest from libertarians, crypto-anarchists, and people unsatisfied with the current status The post Bitcoin vs Ethereum vs Litecoin appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Europol takes down Bitcoin transaction mixing service
    Coin Rivet 2 days ago

    Europol takes down Bitcoin transaction mixing service

    Europol and the Dutch Financial Criminal Investigative Service have seized the domain of a Bitcoin transaction mixing service. Calling it the “first law enforcement action of its kind against such a cryptocurrency mixer service,” Europol said in a statement on Wednesday that the seizure of Bestmixer.io was the culmination of a year-long investigation that began last summer. As part of the move, police seized six servers based in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. #bestmixer.io down. The yellow smallprint matters 😉 pic.twitter.com/FwuDC6J2ts — Jarek Jakubcek (@jakubcek) May 22, 2019 Europol has alleged that much of the money that passed through Bestmixer.io “had a criminal origin or destination” and that “the mixer was probably used to conceal and launder criminal flows of money”. 27,000 BTC The post Europol takes down Bitcoin transaction mixing service appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Soft Fork: The Apache Tribe and Bitcoin
    The Block 2 days ago

    Soft Fork: The Apache Tribe and Bitcoin

    In 1519, famed Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés had his eyes set on the Aztec capital, which was located in what we now know as Mexico City.The post Soft Fork: The Apache Tribe and Bitcoin appeared first on The Block.

  • Austrian economics and Bitcoin
    Coin Rivet 2 days ago

    Austrian economics and Bitcoin

    The story of the Austrian School of economics begins in the 15th century, when the followers of St Thomas Aquinas, who was writing and teaching at the University of Salamanca in Spain, sought to explain the full range of human actions and social organisation. Over the course of several generations, they discovered and explained the laws of supply and demand, the cause of inflation, the operation of foreign exchange rates, and the subjective nature of economic value. Austrian supporters were advocates of property rights and the freedom to contract and trade. They celebrated the contribution of business to society while doggedly opposing taxes, price controls, and regulations that inhibited enterprise. Austrian economics school of thought The Austrian School uses the The post Austrian economics and Bitcoin appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • There are now two 2020 candidates accepting crypto donations
    Yahoo Finance 2 days ago

    There are now two 2020 candidates accepting crypto donations

    Rep. Eric Swalwell will let people donate to his presidential campaign with cryptocurrency—and he's the second candidate to do it.

  • Dutch Authorities seize crypto-mixing service Bestmixer.io
    The Block 3 days ago

    Dutch Authorities seize crypto-mixing service Bestmixer.io

    The Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service in cooperation with Europol and Luxembourg authorities have seized and closed down Bestmixer.io, a large cryptocurrency mixing service.The post Dutch Authorities seize crypto-mixing service Bestmixer.io appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin batching remains consistent even as transaction fees rise
    The Block 3 days ago

    Bitcoin batching remains consistent even as transaction fees rise

    Bitcoin’s system enables users to send multiple payments in a single transaction by leveraging the `sendmany` remote procedure call. This feature calls on the Bitcoin Core software to create and broadcast a single transaction that sends outputs to multiple addresses.The post Bitcoin batching remains consistent even as transaction fees rise appeared first on The Block.

  • How can cryptocurrency improve cross-border payments?
    Coin Rivet 3 days ago

    How can cryptocurrency improve cross-border payments?

    Bitcoin can be viewed as an uncensorable form of money that can be sent by anyone to anywhere in the world. It can be sent much cheaper and more quickly than traditional methods, thereby improving cross-border payments and bypassing third parties. Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency capable of this feat either. The current predicament In an increasingly globally-connected world, sending money from one person to another, from one bank to another, and from one country to another has proved difficult. Large fees can be applied and the process can take days to clear. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, the movement of money can be contentious. Anti-money laundering laws are in place so that criminals are not able The post How can cryptocurrency improve cross-border payments? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • The economy of cryptocurrency networks
    Coin Rivet 3 days ago

    The economy of cryptocurrency networks

    There’s been much talk around cryptocurrency networks recently, especially with the expected launch of traditional media platform cryptocurrencies such as the Telegram Coin, JPM Coin, or the potential Facecoin (or Facebook Coin, if you want to take the fun out of it). There is, of course, another side to the coin. With the launch of more and more cryptocurrencies, how can users value each token? Should we use traditional financial metrics, such as the ones we use to evaluate stocks, based on cash flows, revenues, or equity? Or should the analytics models be based on different attributes, such as the value of the network, utility metrics, and transaction speed? Let’s begin our analysis by looking into how the current internet The post The economy of cryptocurrency networks appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Start-up crypto wallet ‘Button’ clocks up 100,000 users
    Coin Rivet 4 days ago

    Start-up crypto wallet ‘Button’ clocks up 100,000 users

    Button Wallet, which launched at the end of 2018, has announced that it has already surpassed 100,000 users. The Moscow and Los Angeles-based start-up has seen a rapid rise in popularity in just a few months, underlining the growth in messenger apps. Button, which has also now added fiat capability to its app, comes pre-installed on Telegram, allowing users fast access to trade standard currency and an array of cryptocurrencies. Users can trade BTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, LTC, Waves, Dai, and ERC-20 tokens within the app without incurring external fees. Its rise is also reflective of a growing desire for wallets that do not store any user information, passwords, or QR codes. Confusing processes Alex Safonov, Button’s CEO, said Telegram The post Start-up crypto wallet ‘Button’ clocks up 100,000 users appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • How to buy Bitcoin in Canada
    Coin Rivet 4 days ago

    How to buy Bitcoin in Canada

    Canada has a fairly high adoption and awareness rate for cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. It also has an active crypto community and authorities who support the development of blockchain technology. So if you want to know how to buy Bitcoin in Canada, there are plenty of options – from top-rated cryptocurrency exchanges to Bitcoin ATMs. Around 85% of Canadians are aware of Bitcoin, and more than half of the population owns digital currencies. In addition to these eye-opening statistics, the Canadian government is open to cryptocurrency exchanges and blockchain-based start-ups. Canada has pretty clear laws and regulations for cryptocurrency owners and traders. Not only does the government make it easy for citizens to report earnings and pay taxes, but it also The post How to buy Bitcoin in Canada appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Market Exclusive 4 days ago

    Cryptocurrency News Roundup May 21

    Craig Wright Files For Bitcoin Patent Purported Bitcoin creator Dr. Craig Wright has been granted U.S. copyright registrations for the original Bitcoin white paper. The registrations recognize Wright as the author of both the white paper and the code under the famous pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright is on the Bitcoin SV side of the debate, […]The post Cryptocurrency News Roundup May 21 appeared first on Market Exclusive.

  • On-chain activity: Bitcoin’s Fee Ratio Multiple drops as price rises
    The Block 4 days ago

    On-chain activity: Bitcoin’s Fee Ratio Multiple drops as price rises

    What is the Fee Ratio Multiple?The Fee Ratio Multiple (FRM) was created by The Block’s analyst, Matteo Leibowitz, as a way to measure the security of a Proof-of-Work chain.The post On-chain activity: Bitcoin's Fee Ratio Multiple drops as price rises appeared first on The Block.

  • The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price
    Coin Rivet 5 days ago

    The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price

    Today the price of Bitcoin is US$7494.11; Ethereum is US$252.26; Ripple is US$0.397098; Bitcoin Cash is  US$410.02 and EOS is US$6.26. These are the Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the Top 5 cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying The post The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee confirms crypto winter is over
    Coin Rivet 5 days ago

    Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee confirms crypto winter is over

    Fundstrat’s head of research Thomas Lee has taken to Twitter to outline the 14 reasons why he believes the bear market in crypto is over. As entry number 14 on the list, Lee retweeted bullish stats posted by BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes and claimed: “Confirmed – Crypto winter over.” The regular Bitcoin analyst said that high liquidity exchanges like BitMEX “have insights into the positioning and behavior of crypto investors” and that the firm’s “large trading share + popularity with leveraged traders” means that the CEO may not be lying when he says that “the bull market is real”. Exchanges have insights into the positioning and behavior of crypto investors, and @BitMEXdotcom large trading share + popularity with leveraged traders The post Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee confirms crypto winter is over appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • How to buy Bitcoin in Brazil
    Coin Rivet 5 days ago

    How to buy Bitcoin in Brazil

    If you want to buy Bitcoin in Brazil, there’s a wide range of options available. Both local and international exchanges enable Brazilian users to buy Bitcoin. The five largest Brazilian crypto exchanges have a daily transaction volume of over R$8.3 million (almost US$2.2 million). More and more Brazilians are turning to Bitcoin. Last month, the most powerful economy in Latin America registered a record Bitcoin trading volume of 100,000 BTC in 24 hours. Here’s how you can buy Bitcoin in Brazil as a possible way to protect your savings. Where to buy Bitcoin in Brazil Local exchanges If you’re familiar with the local language, you can try to use some local cryptocurrency exchanges to buy Bitcoin in Brazil. Some of The post How to buy Bitcoin in Brazil appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • You can now send crypto directly over WhatsApp using Lite.Im
    Coin Rivet 5 days ago

    You can now send crypto directly over WhatsApp using Lite.Im

    A new WhatsApp bot developed by Zulu Republic called Lite.Im allows users of the popular messaging platform to send and receive both Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC) transactions directly over the Facebook-owned messaging service. After adding the bot, users simply have to follow the on-screen instructions to send crypto to other users. Zulu is also promoting the tool through a referral program where users can earn crypto for getting their friends to use Lite.Im. we are happy to announce that from today you can send and receive #bitcoin & #litecoin on #WhatsApp via @liteim_official ! try it yourself here: https://t.co/JaldSafGBK @FranklynCrypto @SatoshiLite @CharlieShrem @CCNMarkets @GLRalf — Zulu Republic (@ztxrepublic) May 19, 2019 The Zulu team also mentioned that the bot The post You can now send crypto directly over WhatsApp using Lite.Im appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • 'You don't necessarily need the bitcoin ETF anymore' says CoinList cofounder
    Yahoo Finance 5 days ago

    'You don't necessarily need the bitcoin ETF anymore' says CoinList cofounder

    The SEC on Monday delayed its ruling on a proposed bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) from the investment firm VanEck.

  • Rep. Swalwell to use blockchain tech to fundraise
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    Rep. Swalwell to use blockchain tech to fundraise

    This morning, California congressman Eric Swalwell launched a crypto funding campaign, and is partnering with blockchain payments firm The White Company. Elizabeth White, CEO of The White Company, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss.