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Bitcoin fees remain low despite price surge but Vitalik says they could soar

Despite Bitcoin’s surge to re-test its 2017 highs, a combination of low on-chain transactions and diminished retail speculation has seen transaction fees remain low. The current fees of around $3.50 per transaction starkly contrast with three years ago, when the fees incurred to send any amount of BTC briefly spiked above $50. But average transaction values are currently approaching $200,000 suggesting the current rally has not been...

Here’s How Low One Analyst Expects Bitcoin to Plunge in the Mid-Term

It has been a rocky past few days for Bitcoin, as the benchmark cryptocurrency dropped as low as $11,100 following yesterday’s surge to highs of $12,200 This weakness came about in the form of a slow descent down to $11,700, which is the point at which it incurred a massive inflow of selling pressure Bulls were able to defend its $11,100 support, and where it trends next may depend largely on whether or not it can maintain above this level...

Bitcoin whale clusters show these are the strong support levels

Since topping out at $19,484, Bitcoin price has struggled to reclaim the $17,000–$18,000 level. As the price continues to decline, traders are targeting key underlying support levels to determine where traders will buy if Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to fall. The immediate support levels based on whale clusters are $16,694, $16,411 and $16,064. Below the $16,000 support, $15,355, $14,914 and $13,740 could serve as macro support areas. Whale...

Less is more… and more is coming

On June 19, 2020, Ethereum increased its gas limit by 25% from 10 million to 12.5 million. In no less than two days, this newfound capacity was used up, bringing the block use right back to 100%. This cat-and-mouse game between a higher gas limit and a surge in use has occurred the last three times Ethereum has raised its gas limit. There is evidently a genuine market demand to use Ethereum, but the gas prices are prohibitively expensive for...

BoE hasn't 'made any decision' regarding a CBDC, says fintech director

At the 2nd Bund Summit held on Oct. 25, Bank of England fintech director Tom Mutton stated that while a central bank digital currency, or CBDC, was “a focus” for the Bank of England, the position the bank had taken this past March hadn’t changed.  “We haven’t made any decision on whether or not to launch a retail CBDC,” said Mutton. “But we are exploring the pros and cons with interest.” Specifically, the BoE exec stated the...

The Hoff claims to have invented Bitcoin in 12th anniversary video

Nine celebrities with profiles on the sponsored video-sharing platform Cameo have published messages wishing Bitcoin (BTC) a happy birthday ahead of the twelfth anniversary of the publication of its whitepaper on Oct. 31. The videos were paid for by crypto security firm Halborn, and feature Hollywood notables, musicians, and comedians including David Hasselhoff, Charlie Sheen, Carole Baskin, Charlamagne Tha God, Gilbert Gottfried, Doug Benson,...

Bitcoin and blockchain topics to discuss with the crypto curious this Thanksgiving

With Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent price movements drawing fresh attention to the blockchain industry, conversations centered around cryptocurrency have once again begun to see an uptick. Google Trends data shows that searches for the term “Bitcoin” have increased to yearly highs following the asset’s rally above $19,000.  Given the current circumstances, discussion centered around Bitcoin, general questions about blockchain and...

Hodl or spend? Retailers offer Black Friday deals for those paying with cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency adoption is slowly but surely making its way to the mainstream — a notion that has become more apparent as major retailers like PayPal announce support for digital currencies. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that crypto holders may be keen to spend some of their digital currency this holiday season.  According to a new report from Forrester and blockchain payments service provider BitPay, cryptocurrency adopters tend...

Upstart Bitcoin Cash challenger BCHN gains miner majority ahead of fork

The potential Bitcoin Cash fork in November is looking increasingly likely, with 63% of the last 1,000 BCH blocks being mined using the community’s breakaway Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN) implementation. BCHN appears to be ahead on multiple fronts. According to data published by Coin Dance, in total, roughly 82% of the hashrate on the Bitcoin Cash network are currently signaling support for BCHN, following recent support from the BTC.com and...

Binance and Oasis Labs launch intelligence sharing platform for exchanges

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has teamed up with privacy-centric blockchain-powered cloud computing developers Oasis Labs to fight fraud in the crypto sector. Oasis was announced as the inaugural member and primary infrastructure provider for the Binance-led CryptoSafe Alliance on August 27. Oasis Labs’ “confidential smart contracts” will be utilized in building the decentralized CryptoSafe Platform which is...