Federal Preemption or States’ Rights? Crypto Advocates Clash Over Regulatory Approaches

It is easy to think of the most prominent blockchain advocates as a united front, whose ranks are tightly closed in the face of the common enemy — a horde of fierce crypto critics, unwieldy regulators, anti-money laundering zealots, “bitcoin is a scam”-ers, and the stakeholders of the old, centralized financial system. On this battlefield, the crypto camp’s fundamental positions are aligned, and its strategic goals are clear. However, in the times of armistice, blockchain champions get together by the campfire to ponder the important details of their common cause,…

Bitcoin’s Overnight Crash Doesn’t Stop Experts From Remaining Macro Bullish

On May 30, overnight, the valuation of the crypto market dropped by $19 billion as the price of bitcoin (BTC) briefly dropped from $9,000 to $8,000 — a staggering 11% within a few hours on exchanges like Bitstamp. The drop of bitcoin to $8,000 was not visible on charts of market data providers like CoinMarketCap because the movement occurred in a short time frame. Bitcoin’s price immediately recovered to $8,300 following its abrupt decline, relieving some of the pressure from the rest of the crypto market and continues to rise…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Weekly Forecast: Technical Bias Signaling Fresh Increase

There was a sharp decline in bitcoin price after it spiked above the $9,000 level against the US Dollar. The price declined below the $8,600 support and tested the key $8,000 support area. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $8,540 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair tested the $8,000 support area ad recently bounced back above $8,400 and $8,500. Bitcoin price recovered sharply after a major drop to $8,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is…

Ethereum (ETH) Price Holding Gains: Key Resistances Nearby

ETH price recovered nicely after declining towards the $240 support area against the US Dollar. The price traded above the $270 level, but it seems to be struggling near $278 and $280. There is a short term breakout pattern forming with resistance near $270 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair remains well supported on dips as long as there is no close below the $250 support area. Ethereum price jumped back after correcting sharply versus the US Dollar, similar to bitcoin. ETH must gain…