Litecoin founder Charlie Lee is appearing in an upcoming German TV documentary about Bitcoin, blockchains and the future of the internet. The crowd-funded film, “Cryptopia”, features leading blockchain developers and insiders. In a preview of the interview, Lee outlines Litecoin’s advantages over Bitcoin and defines the word “shitcoin”. “I think it’s just a derogatory term…

Gavin Newsom is considered to be “pro-bitcoin.” Certainly, he’s willing to accept BTC for campaign contributions. He also has a record of being pro-technology in general, believing the government should be “performance-based” and that “government information and services at every level should be thoroughly ‘digitized,’ enabling citizens to conduct business with public agencies online.” California’s New…

Bitcoin on Tuesday confirmed another bull flag formation after reversing from its downside correction action. The BTC/USD pair has almost negated the losses made during yesterday’s trading session, bringing the 24-hour gains to 0.46 percent. The pair found a strong intraday support level at 6372-fiat, just ahead of testing the lower trendline of the parallel…

Authorities in Bulgaria have clamped down on the shady sale of international passports to foreigners from some parts of Eastern Europe in exchange for bitcoin. Erring citizens of Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova, and Macedonia have been allegedly involved in the perpetration of such illegal activities. Officials Arrested The citizenship issuance which was authorized by Bulgarian officials…

On October 31, 2008, a link to a paper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted to a cryptography mailing list. It outlined an entirely new banking system – without the banks. The system would use computer science and mathematics to create a more transparent and effective way of storing and transferring money. After treading water and…


Bakkt and Bitcoin In a new interview with CNBC’s Crypto Trader, billionaire Bitcoin bull Tim Draper says he expects the launch of Bakkt to boost the price of Bitcoin. Formed by Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, Bakkt is set to launch its daily futures contract for Bitcoin on December 12th,…

While physically incomparable, Bitcoin and gold have a lot of similarities. Both currencies have no intrinsic value but are worth something because the society agrees they have value. Like gold, Bitcoin’s value cannot be created arbitrarily and out of thin air. And just like gold, Bitcoin has a limited and finite supply, meaning there will…

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…

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has jumped 6.6 percent in quick succession pushing prices well above 6,600. At 01:00 UTC, just after Tuesday’s close, the cryptocurrency rose $428 over the course of 20 minutes as it rose in a flash for the first time since July 24, 2017, according to CoinDesk price data….

Amid a floorshow of acrobats, cross-dressers and samurai dwarves, gambling pioneer turned cryptocurrency advocate Calvin Ayer boomed, “This is a great moment in the history of money.” It might sound a bit nonsensical, but it was far from fiction at a bitcoin cash birthday party in London last week, where a circus-meets-gypsy-themed party gathered the cryptocurrency’s local…

Bitcoin’s (BTC) close today will likely decide the short-term trend in prices. The leading cryptocurrency snapped a three-day losing streak on Thursday as the 26 percent sell-off witnessed in the last three weeks was looking overstretched. What’s more important is that BTC traded yesterday within the high and low range of the previous day, indicating…

Bitcoin (BTC) could be in for a minor bout of consolidation as the technical charts show indecision in the marketplace following an 11 percent drop from the recent highs above $8,500. At press time, the cryptocurrency is trading at $7,600 on Bitfinex, having clocked a nine-day low of $7,469 earlier today. A minor correction was…