Bitcoin Miners are Hoarding, Demand Is Rising

By CCN: Now that the bitcoin price is holding at the $8,000 level, investors are anxiously awaiting what comes next. Bitcoin’s value has expanded by 50% over the last 30 days, but the bulls are currently taking a breather and momentum appears to have stalled. Crypto fund manager Brian Kelly on CNBC provided some anecdotal evidence that the bitcoin price is only getting started, not the least of which is that miners are reportedly hoarding bitcoin rather than directing it toward total circulation, which is helping to fuel gains in…

Dutch Authorities Shut Down Bestmixer

The Dutch Financial Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) has shut down cryptomixing site Bestmixer.io. According to local media, Dutch authorities moved to shut down the site on May 22, 2019, as part of a joint operation with police agencies from several European nations, including France, Latvia and Luxembourg. Following concerns originally raised by the online security company McAfee in 2018, the FIOD has claimed that the service was used for money laundering. As Dutch media reported, no arrests have yet been made in the Bestmixer case, as Europol officials attempt…

A new approach to UI and code-driven automation for Datadog

At Coinbase, we use Datadog to collect system and application metrics, implement SLIs and SLOs, create dashboards, and more. As the number of dashboards and monitors grew, we began to see the need to codify them. We were worried that we didn’t have tools to detect accidental or malicious modification. Imagine a production incident that was not noticed by engineers because of an accidentally muted monitor. Codification solves this because modifications are explicit (through code) and are stored in version control (benefitting from notification and code review systems). One way…

Here’s Why Gold Bull Peter Schiff is Blessing in Disguise for Bitcoin

The economic atmosphere in the United States has changed drastically over the last six months. Ahead of last year’s close, the stock market tanked, consumer spending experienced a sharp decline, and prominent economists predicted that a recession was around the corner. And now, in May, the US economy is working smoothly and steadily without any sudden changes. Nevertheless, the pessimism and uncertainty about the future are higher than they have been since the last economic crisis. Business confidence underwent a terrible shock earlier this year due to the US government…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 22

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Analysts believe that the rally in Bitcoin might witness a short-term blip but is likely to resume its up-move and reach $9,659 by year’s end. The reason for the rise can be attributed to various positive developments in the crypto field and also to the…

Bitcoin Price Roars Loud but Could Quickly Unravel to 30% Plunge: Analyst

By CCN: Josh Rager, a cryptocurrency trader and technical analyst, expects a healthy pullback for bitcoin based on the historical performance of the asset in the past three years. Since 2016, the bitcoin price has tended to correct by 30 to 40 percent following a strong short-term rally. The bitcoin price is up nearly $3,000 in 30 days (source: coinmarketcap.com) Although the historical performance of the bitcoin price is no guarantee of its future trend, coming off of a staggering 100 percent year-to-date gain, despite the strong momentum of the…

Bitcoin Price | Brian Kelly Tells CNBC Watch for Rising Price

Bitcoin enthusiast and crypto fund manager Brian Kelly has told CNBC that Bitcoin price could rise further in the coming months. His prediction isn’t unfounded; there is an impending supply cut on the horizon and this should help to push prices higher. Brian Kelly Predicts Bitcoin Price will Rise In an interview on CNBC’s Fast Money program yesterday, May 21st, Kelly explained that “the halvening,” which is due to take place in 2020, will cut mining rewards in half. As such, he expects miners to begin hoarding BTC if they aren’t…

Australian Civil Servant Caught Mining Crypto With Government Hardware

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has charged a government employee alleged to have misused government IT infrastructure for personal cryptomining operations, per a press release. In the release, the AFP states that the unnamed 33-year-old man is an IT contractor with the Australian government, who took advantage of his access to “manipulate programs to use the processing power of the agency’s computer network for cryptocurrency mining.” For his effort, the report claims he earned AU$9,000 (around $6,200) from the mining operation. He was subsequently charged for the unauthorized modification of…

7,000 BTC Lost in Hangzhou Scam

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Vincent He. Nearly 100 victims from various parts of China have reported to the Hangzhou police bureau, claiming that they were deceived by two young men, named Zhou Yi and Li Xiang, who allegedly stole nearly 7,000 bitcoin through exchanging or borrowing. According to the victims, Zhou and Xiang had claimed on the internet that they could exchange bitcoin as futures and provide interest. The victims trusted them, as some preliminary orders in small amounts were delivered on time. As…

Ethereum Foundation Determination is “Very” Bullish for ETH

Ethereum (ETH) up 15.8 percent $30 million set aside for Ethereum’s ecosystem development The Ethereum Foundation appears to be fast-tracking Ethereum 2.0 development after committing $30 million. Once Ethereum 2.0 activation, ETH bulls will benefit, and prices may soar back to their all-time highs. Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals Overly, Bitcoin price expansion in the last seven weeks or so was beneficial for altcoins, especially Ethereum (ETH). In May alone, the second most liquid asset rallied 55 percent after sinking to $75 in Dec 2018. However, with streams of supportive fundamentals…