GDPR is ‘Kryptonite’ to Google and Facebook, Brave Executive Tells EU

Brave Browser has described how a core principle of GDPR called “Purpose Limitation” can be used to prevent anti-competitive behavior by Google and Facebook. In a recent letter to the EU Anti-Trust Chief Margrethe Vestager, the company offered its submission on the topic of shaping competition policy in the era of digitization. PURPOSE LIMITATION TO …

Bitcoin Futures Helped Market Reach ‘Sustainable Level’: CFTC Chief

When derivatives exchanges CBOE and CME launched the first regulated U.S. bitcoin futures contracts, many cryptocurrency bulls thought that this event would lead to a wave of institutional investment and propel the market toward even greater highs. Just days later, the yearlong bitcoin price rally stalled, and the flagship cryptocurrency — followed soon after by …

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Bottom in Sight

The Bitcoin-to-USD exchange rate is trading lower on Thursday, on track to restest its bottom area below 6000-fiat. The pair is trading down 5.05 percent to 6195-fiat, after recovering from its intraday low near 6045-fiat, after spending two weeks in a sideways consolidation range, awaiting breakout. Bitcoin’s inability to breach through a medium-term descending trendline, …

Bitcoin Price Drops $380; Ethereum, Ripple (XRP) Plunge 9%

Cryptocurrency analysts had predicted that the bitcoin price was about to break away from its $6,550 peg, and those predictions came true early Thursday morning. Unfortunately for investors, though, this movement did not occur to the upside. After briefly making a push toward $6,700 earlier in the week, the bitcoin price was holding steady between …

Emergence of $100M Funds in Crypto Bear Market Show Investor Demand

Over the past month, four major $100 million crypto hedge funds have debuted with strong backing from institutional investors, Wall Street, and high profile individual investors. Reality Shares, former Point72 Asset Management executive Travis Kling, and JCE Capital Management have announced the launch of $100 million hedge funds targeted at the cryptocurrency market. Most recently, …

Bitcoin Price Heading into ‘Classic Breakout Pattern’: Analyst

The bitcoin price has been remarkably stagnant in recent weeks, with the flagship cryptocurrency’s volatility declining to a 17-month low on Oct. 8. Analysts including Bloomberg Intelligence commodity strategist Mike McGlone have said that this could be an indication the cryptocurrency market is beginning to establish itself into a maturing asset class. But while declining …

CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has bolstered its police actions in the last fiscal year, driven largely by cryptocurrency cases, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under President Trump, the federal derivatives market regulator levied about $900 million in civil penalties in 2018 alone, exceeding the annual amount in five of the eight years …

Cryptocurrency ‘More Centralized than North Korea’: NYU Economist

New York University (NYU) economist Nouriel Roubini is scheduled to testify later this week during a U.S. Senate hearing on blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, and the noted bitcoin basher appears to be preparing for his testimony by trying out some new criticisms of the nascent asset class. Ethereum Co-Creator a ‘Dictator for Life’ Writing on …