Bitfinex Sparks Controversy Allegedly Manipulating $20,000 Bitcoin Price High

Bitfinex, which shares co-founders with the Tether stablecoin, is once again attracting controversy over the manipulation of the Bitcoin price. Per a paper published by the University of Texas Professor John Griffin and Ohio State University’s Amin Shams, Bitcoin’s run to a record high near $20,000 in 2017 was caused by a single market whale. …

XRP Is 10 Times Safer Than Fiat for Intl Payments – Ripple

According to Ripple, XRP is 1/10th as volatile as fiat for cross-border payments. The current SWIFT system is so slow it exacerbates international payment risk. XRP payments clear so fast that the exchange rate risk is negligible. The math busters over at Ripple have crunched the numbers and conducted a study that concludes that XRP …

Facebook Still Sweating After Maxine Waters Meets Swiss Libra Regulators – CCN Markets

By CCN Markets: Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra still has more work to do in order to win over the U.S. Congress. According to the chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, Maxine Waters, a meeting with the Swiss government officials who will regulate Libra Association over the weekend did not allay her concerns. …

Crypto-Obsessed AI Gets Drunk, Claims Ripple Surged to $9

By CCN Markets: With all this talk about bitcoin, you might be surprised to learn that the ripple price quietly executed the most spectacular single-day rally in the crypto industry’s history. The rally was so quiet, in fact, that it was ignored by every crypto price tracker, news blog, and armchair analyst. Except one. Report: …

Bitcoin’s Pummeling Ethereum – Here’s Why ETH Will Get Revenge

Ethereum, like most altcoins, has been clobbered by bitcoin in 2019, losing more than 39% against the flagship cryptocurrency. ETH recently broke below its historical support of 0.025 BTC and printed a fresh all-time low of 0.020138 BTC on Binance on July 16. With no support to keep its head above water, bears warn that …

Binance to Burn Over $2.5 Billion of Its BNB Stash. Guess Who Benefits?

Binance yesterday completed its eighth quarterly “burn” of BNB. With this move, the exchange follows its commitment to reduce the total token supply periodically. However, along with the obligatory token burn, Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao announced that his company would relinquish its entire BNB allocation as part of its efforts to promote the growth …

Bitcoin is Absolutely Clobbering Your Favorite Altcoin This Season

Many crypto enthusiasts love to hype the ever elusive altcoin season (“altseason“), which has long been hailed as one of the most profitable bitcoin market cycles for active cryptocurrency traders. When the season is in full swing, larger altcoins like Ethereum, Ripple, and even small-cap assets like Pundi X exponentially rise in value against bitcoin. …

Binance CSO Confirms ‘Preliminary’ Talks to List Facebook’s Crypto ‘Libra’| CCN Markets

Speaking with Finance Magnates, Binance strategy officer Gin Chao said the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange “would probably want to list” Facebook’s Libra coin on its marketplace. Chao said that Binance has been in talks with Facebook about the potential listing. Though he said discussion is, “very much at a preliminary stage.” The revelation is some …

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Pumps 21% After Surprise Mention on Joe Rogan

The value of Bitcoin SV (BSV) rebounded 21% on Friday morning, fresh off the back of a surprise mention on the Joe Rogan Experience. BSV’s gains outpaced the broader market, which rebounded 10% just hours after $83 billion exited the cryptocurrency market in a flash. Bitcoin SV… Maybe? During episode #1318 of the JRE podcast …