Major U.S. companies have been avoiding the crypto market for a long time. And now, according to Mike Novogratz, a prominent investor and former hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group, there is a major reason for this. The founder of Galaxy Digital, a cryptocurrency merchant bank, he recently talked about the issue at the…

Cmon, Do Something… We had a relatively uneventful week in the market, price-wise. The total market cap fell to a low of around $206B in the middle of the week before rising to $221.1B today – an overall loss of about 2% over the week timeframe. This lack of price movement came on the heels of…

Are you ready for this next move up? People who read my analysis are. I have been long since this $6,500 area. I have been long with other pairs at similar prices. Let me break down what’s going on right now. Spike in XRP, broke its massive trend line Spike in BCH, approaching its massive…

What is Stellite (XTL)?  Stellite is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency project that aims to improve the functionality of Proof-of-Work. Let’s dive into all the details about the project’s mission, the Stellite Wallet, technical features, and potential use cases. Stellite Project Mission The main goal of Stellite is to solve issues that have affected traditional Proof-of-Work coins…

Venezuela has suffered from egregious economic issues for decades. Hospitals lack necessary supplies, people are struggling to find each meal, and the national currency—the bolivar—lost 96 percent of its value in 2017. In an effort to combat Venezuela’s dire situation, its government became the first country in the world to implement a national cryptocurrency (and declare…

SBI Remit, a Japanese money transfer company and subsidiary of internet giant SBI Group, is partnering with payment platform BitPesa to leverage Bitcoin and blockchain technology, removing friction, improving efficiency and supporting digital interoperability for cross-border payments. The move is expected to help businesses scale faster between Japan and Africa. Japanese companies will be able to buy…

Ripple’s go-to cryptocurrency XRP is no stranger to the notorious volatility of the crypto market. After a recent rally, the price of XRP has plunged in the past 24 hours, shedding more than $2 billion in market capitalization, according to CoinMarketCap. How will this extreme volatility impact Ripple’s soon-to-be-launched XRP-based payment solution xRapid? Here’s a…

The advantages of blockchain often become a secondary topic each time prices cycle through a new bubble. Public eyes shift away from the advantages of blockchain and towards the advantages of speculation. The good news is that a burst bubble in the market often shifts the attention back to the more interesting topics. Bubbles or not,…

Crypto security startup BitGo has received approval in the U.S. to act as a qualified custodian for digital assets. The company, which has spent most of 2018 attempting to launch a regulated custodian entity, announced that the BitGo Trust had been approved by the South Dakota Division of Banking on Thursday, meaning it can now offer…

The Bank of Russia has successfully conducted an experiment on token issuance, an official said Monday during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, news agency TASS reported Tuesday. Ivan Semagin, deputy director of the financial development department of the bank, told attendees of the forum that the regulator had tested conducting “an experimental ICO…

If simple moving averages are your game as a crypto-trader, it’s time to take it to the next level for this week’s Crypto 101 guide.  Last time, we discussed simple moving averages (SMAs), and in this segment, we will look at a strategy utilized by the moving-average elite – the “crossover”. By now you should…

A top Australian financial regulator has indicated it will take a new approach when regulating cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as tighten scrutiny of initial coin offerings (ICOs),. In its a corporate plan for 2018–2022, released Friday, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) outlined its areas of focus for the period. Top of that list is to continue…

Three years ago, Microsoft Azure was the first to bring blockchain to the cloud. Now it’s connecting the technology to just about everything else. The software giant has quietly been building bridges between its blockchain services and other, widely used infrastructure and platforms, such as Office 365 Outlook, SharePoint Online, Salesforce, Dynamics 365 CRM Online, SAP,…