eBay Not Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

Earlier this week, there were rumors that eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) is going to start accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment. While the e-retailing giant did not confirm these rumours at the time, many thought it was true: the company’s banners at the Consensus conference indicated so. But it’s not true. And the company has now confirmed that. Here’s everything we know. eBay Accepting Crypto? Nope It’s no secret that the list of companies that have started to accept cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, as payment is growing. And at a rapid pace,…

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork | Segwit Recovery & Schnorr Signatures

A Bitcoin Cash hard fork was implemented earlier today as of block 58268. Although the network-split initially met with a hiccup, the upgrade has now successfully completed. Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork The hard fork sees the Bitcoin Cash network implement two new features. They are Segwit recovery and Schnorr signatures. The Segwit recovery means network participants can now recover funds that were sent accidentally to Segwit addresses. Before today, this was impossible due to the “enforcement of the new CLEANSTACK rule” which was implemented in the last upgrade in November. The…

Bitcoin (BTC) Capped, US SEC Delay, It’s now A Matter Of WHEN

Bitcoin (BTC) prices up but in tight ranges The US SEC delays their decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF After their decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF, all eyes are on the US SEC and whether they will finally approve any of the many applications. Even so, buyers are in charge with prices soaring 70 percent after breaching $4,500 resistance, now support. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Over and above Satoshi’s objective of creating a global payment platform, Bitcoin is disruptive. The technology underpinning its success is likely to cause a paradigm shift…

Ethereum (ETH) Bulls Rebuff Cryptopia Liquidation, Race to $450?

Ethereum (ETH) up 16.8 percent Cryptopia liquidates after Jan 2019 loss Behind today’s 16.8 percent surge of Ethereum (ETH) prices are supportive fundamentals. Sources indicate that the CFTC is warming up to the idea of ETH derivatives and heavyweights are gravitating towards Ethereum. That is supporting prices, countering sell pressure emanating from Cryptopia liquidation. Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals It’s over for Cryptopia, the New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange that was hacked, losing an estimated $16 million. Most of those lost coins were Ethereum (ETH) and related ERC tokens. With no haircuts,…

Ripple (XRP) Soar, Up 44.2 Percent and $7 Billion Away from Flipping ETH

Ripple (XRP) rally, add 44.2 percent An Ethereum (ETH)—Ripple (XRP) flip could happen in days After a six-month consolidation, the stage is ready for Ripple (XRP). Up 44.2 percent at the time of press, XRP is closing in on Ethereum (ETH) and could flip the asset if there is a ballpark 25 percent price increment. At this pace, bulls should set their targets at 80 cents and even $1.40. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals Before May-14, Ripple (XRP) performance had been lackluster. Underperforming Bitcoin (BTC) and other top-10 liquid assets, observers…

Crypto Exchange Binance Restarting Services After Post-Hack Upgrade

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced that it is back online after completing a security upgrade prompted by a recent hack. Kicking off at 03:00 UTC Wednesday, the upgrade meant that all services were suspended during this period, according to a Binance support message. A two-hour extension to the upgrade was announced this morning as some tasks took “longer than expected.” Following the upgrade, Binance published an update saying that trading will recommence at 13:00 UTC.  Users can now cancel open orders and process deposits, while withdrawals “will be available shortly after…

Hacked Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptopia Goes Into Liquidation

Cryptopia, the cryptocurrency exchange hit by a major hack in mid-January, has gone into liquidation and suspended trading operations. The news was announced Wednesday by Cryptopia’s assigned liquidator, professional services firm Grant Thornton New Zealand. Cryptopia confirmed the news on Twitter, as well as on its website. Possibly signaling changes afoot, Cryptopia website went under maintenance yesterday without any message to the public on its social media platforms. It was first noticed by a Redditor who asked whether the exchange had been hacked again. Back in January, Cryptopia went offline for…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Primed To Break $8.5K, Dips Remain Supported

Bitcoin price started a downside correction after trading close to $8,350 against the US Dollar. The price declined below the $8,000 support and tested the $7,600-7,630 support area. There is a short term bearish trend line forming with resistance near $8,100 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could retest the $7,600 support area before it could start a fresh increase above $8,200. Bitcoin price corrected lower recently below $8,000 against the US Dollar. However, BTC remains well bid above $7,600 and it…

Crypto Market Aims $250 Billion Cap: Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, XLM Analysis

The total crypto market cap is climbing higher steadily and recently tested the $237.0B level. Bitcoin price is placed nicely above the $8,000 level and it remains supported near $7,800. Litecoin (LTC) price is moving higher towards the $95.00 and $100.00 resistance levels. Bitcoin cash price is currently correcting lower, but it remains supported near $385 and $380. EOS price is now well above the $6.00 level and it seems like the bulls could clear $6.20. Stellar (XLM) price is up more than 10% and it recently cleared the $0.1150…

Ripple (XRP) Price Starts Significant Uptrend: Can It Test $0.50?

Ripple price is up more than 15% again today and it recently broke $0.420 against the US dollar. The price surged above the $0.4300 level and traded to a new 2019 high near the $0.4480 level. There is a major ascending channel forming with support near $0.4080 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair remains in a significant uptrend and it could continue higher towards $0.4600 or $0.5000. Ripple price remained in a strong uptrend and climbed against the US Dollar and bitcoin.…