Crypto Exchange CEO Sentenced to 3-Year Jail Term for Faking Trading Volume

Two executives from South Korean crypto exchange Komid have been handed down jail time for faking trading volume and deceiving investors. According to a report from CoinDesk Korea, the firm’s CEO Hyunsuk Choi received a three-year sentence for his role in the crime, as well as for embezzlement. Another member of the team, Park Mo, got two years, according to local news source Blockinpress. Choi, the court found, made a number of fake accounts on the exchange in January 2018, and, using a trading bot, made millions of false transactions…

Tangem Crypto Wallet | Japan’s SBI Group Invests $15 Million

Announced today, Japanese banking giant SBI Group has invested in Swiss crypto startup Tangem. The company is the creator of a slimline hardware cryptocurrency wallet. SBI Group Invests in Tangem SBI is offering its support to Tangem with a $15 million USD investment. It will use the capital to expand into areas such as stablecoins, ICOs, tokenized asset offerings, and digital identity. Tangem Crypto Wallet Described by the company as a “smart banknote for digital assets,” Tangem’s cryptocurrency wallet mimics a bank card in that it allows a user to make off-chain physical transactions.…

South Korean Exchange Loses $5 Million in Accidental Bitcoin Airdrop

South Korean crypto exchange Coinzest is looking to take back cryptocurrencies accidentally sent to clients in an airdrop. The exchange announced last week that some 6 billion Korean won (around $5.3 million) in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were sent to customers due to a computer error, according to CoinDesk Korea. The exchange was trying to airdrop We Game Tokens (WGT) when the incident occurred. Further, due to the server issue, some customers also received Korean won from the exchange. The exchange has no plans to compensate users for any losses suffered…

Tron Price Analysis: TRX Trend Setting, Up 18% From Last week’s Close

Tron prices surge, adds 7.8 percent in the last day Justin Sun hires former SEC official; crypto is no scam Accompanying recent surges are high trade volumes While most trading pairs register losses, TRX is a top performer and up 7.8 percent in the last day. At this pace, TRX bulls will likely drive prices towards 4 cents in coming few days. Tron Price Analysis Fundamentals In one of Nouriel Roubini tweetstorm, the NYU professor goes to great length discrediting crypto calling the burgeoning market a “4800 Pump & Dump…

TRON Records 2x Increase in Price Since November, What Caused it?

Tron has become an exception in a long-running bear market of cryptocurrencies. The decentralized blockchain protocol experienced a twofold surge in the value of its native token TRX. Between November 20, 2018, and January 18, 2018, the TRX/USD pair rose from 0.0132 to 0.0249, according to CoinMarketCap.com. In the same timeframe, the Bitcoin price dropped 18.37%, from $4474.58 to $3,652.50 while TRX’s closest competitors Ether and EOS experienced 18.39% and 33.42% worth of losses in US Dollars, respectively. Source: CoinMarketCap.com The surge assisted TRX to maintain its position among the…

This Former Bitcoin Price Support Is Now Capping Gains

Bitcoin’s (BTC) weekly gains were wiped out at the weekend at a key moving average that previously offered support. The leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization jumped to highs above $6,750 on Saturday, having weakened the immediate bearish case with a repeated defense of the psychological support level of $3,500 last week. BTC, however, failed to secure a UTC close above the 21-day MA. More importantly, rejection at that MA hurdle proved costly – BTC fell 3.8 percent to $3,470 yesterday. So, it could be argued that the MA line, which…

Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto

Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that informed the Bitcoin creator’s vision had been brewing for at least two decades, at least since the rise of the cypherpunk movement in the early 1990s. The libertarian spirit of individual sovereignty and suspicion of governments and central banks has dominated the intellectual milieu where the concept of digital cash was forged and developed into a working…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC’s Trend Overwhelmingly Bearish Below $3,600

Bitcoin price failed to break the $3,750 resistance and declined sharply against the US Dollar. There was a break below a crucial bullish trend line with support at $3,620 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is currently recovery, but it likely to face a strong selling interest near $3,560 and $3,600. Bitcoin price fell significantly below the $3,600 support against the US Dollar. BTC is currently trading in a downtrend and it could resume its decline if it fails to surpass $3,600.…

Crypto Market Tumbles: EOS, Tron (TRX), Bitcoin Cash, ADA Price Analysis

The total crypto market cap made a sharp U-turn and declined below the $115.00 support. EOS price is down around 5% and it broke the $2.45 and $2.40 support levels. Bitcoin cash price is under pressure and it recently broke the $125 support level. Tron (TRX) price failed to stay above the $0.0250 support and it could revisit $0.0220. Cardano (ADA) price declined more than 6% below the $0.0450 support level. Bitcoin and the whole crypto market fell sharply in the past few hours. BTC, Ethereum, ripple, EOS, BCH, ADA…

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Sinks Below Key Support, Could Extend Losses

ETH price failed to gain strength and declined heavily below the $118 support against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $121 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair remains at a risk of more losses as long as it is trading below the $119 and $121 resistances. Ethereum price declined heavily in the past few hours against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD settled below $120 and it may continue to decline towards $110 or $106. Ethereum…