Bitcoin Price Analysis: Macro Resistance Could Push Price Down to $6,000s

Summary: The bitcoin market is seeing some pullback as the monthly and weekly resistance level has proven to be a tough level to crack. On the daily level we can see a couple of attempts to break the level, but ultimately this was matched with strong selling pressure. On bitcoin’s four-hour chart we can see that support that once held the market up is now turning into support with a failure to reclaim the level. If we fail to reclaim the $7,800s, we can expect to see a retest of…

State Street’s Blockchain Lead Departs to Build Data Privacy Startup

Moiz Kohari, State Street’s global chief technology architect, has traded his position at the custodian bank for a move into the startup world, he told CoinDesk. Kohari helped kickstart the bank’s wide-ranging technology transformation program structured on a bedrock of distributed ledger technology (DLT) from the point he joined State Street in September 2016. Prior to that, he spent five years as head of technology innovation for London Stock Exchange Group. While Kohari and the co-founders of his new project are officially in stealth mode, he said that at a…

Coinstar Expands Bitcoin Buying Service to Cover 21 US States

Supermarket kiosk network Coinstar has further expanded its bitcoin-buying service, adding around 100 new outlets and growing U.S. coverage to 21 states and the District of Columbia. The service, offered through a partnership with blockchain startup Coinme, now allows individuals to buy bitcoin with cash at over 2,200 locations, Coinme announced Wednesday. As of last month, the service was available at around 2,100 locations in 19 states. The service allows purchases using U.S. dollar bills, not coins, for any amount up to $2,500. Coinstar CEO Jim Gaherity said that the…

Bestmixer.io Seized by Europol | Money Laundering

Europol indicated that on Wednesday the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service had seized Bestmixer.io which is a bitcoin transaction mixer. A statement from Europol referred to the action as the “first law enforcement action of its kind against such a cryptocurrency mixer service.” Europol, FIOD and Luxembourg Authorities Seize Bestmixer.io The operation that was carried out jointly by Europol, FIOD and Authorities in Luxembourg was started in June last year after Bestmixer services were flagged by Internet security firm McAfee. Following the crackdown, six servers were seized in Luxembourg…

The Abyss Platform Partners With Epic Games

Epic Games—the developer behind the global success Fortnite—is partnering with blockchain game distribution platform, The Abyss. The company made the announcement earlier today. Epic Games and The Abyss Blockchain The Abyss blockchain is a new digital gaming platform that offers MMO’s (Massively Multiplayer Online games) and other video games. Offering a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model, it gives indie-studios the ability to develop, run, market and manage their games. There is no interference from a third party. Further, users can generate income via “the unique multilevel referral program which serves as…

Major Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Developing Stablecoin Pegged to the Franc

Financial service provider SIX is developing a stablecoin pegged to the Swiss franc, a company spokesman confirmed to Cointelegraph on May 23. The company is also planning to launch a blockchain-powered exchange for digital tokens in the second half of 2019, but the spokesman said he was currently not at liberty to discuss further details concerning whether the stablecoin will operate on that exchange. SIX also runs Switzerland’s top stock exchange — and earlier this month, a top executive revealed that the company is planning to issue its own tokens on the upcoming digital exchange.…

Bosch is Trialing on Ethereum as ETH Drop 4.8% in a Retracement

Ethereum (ETH) down 4.8 percent and hanging Bosch, Samsung, and Amazon see potential in Ethereum Vitalik zeroed in on Augur and Kleros as two projects that would eliminate human verification, as Bosch said they are trialing projects in Ethereum. Prices are stable, down 4.8 percent. But bills still have control.  Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals On April 30th, Elon Musk tweeted, “Ethereum” and that was enough for Ether prices to move, jolting bulls and could have been the precursor to what we are currently witnessing. What we have seen is a…

Coinbase Opens DAI Stablecoin Trading to Retail Customers

Crypto exchange Coinbase will now let its retail customers buy or trade the DAI stablecoin, so long as they don’t live in New York. The exchange announced Thursday that it was adding DAI on its website, as well as its Android and iOS apps, letting customers buy, sell, convert, trade or store the stablecoin. Customers in every jurisdiction – except New York initially – can now access the cryptocurrency, which runs on top of the ethereum blockchain. Although Coinbase did not explain why the token is not yet available in New…

Coinme and Coinstar Expand Bitcoin Kiosk Service

More crypto users can now walk into their local grocery store and purchase cryptocurrencies, thanks to the expansion of a partnership between Bitcoin ATM operator Coinme and coin-cashing machine purveyor Coinstar. The expansion, announced in a press release, means that bitcoin will be available for purchase at over 2,200 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia. The partnership began in early 2019 and grew to offer bitcoin purchases at kiosks in 19 states in late April. Specifically, the kiosks allow users to enter their phone numbers and deposit…

Founder of Defunct Cryptopia Launches New Crypto Exchange

The founder of defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which entered liquidation following a hack in January 2019, has launched a new exchange called Assetylene. The LinkedIn employment history for the founder of the failed New Zealand exchange, Adam Clark, indicates that he’s been working on Assetylene since September 2018, which is also when the exchange’s Twitter account went live. With fewer than 100 followers, the account is billed as representing “New Zealand’s most advanced crypto-currency exchange [sic].” Once a highly prominent exchange in New Zealand, Cryptopia lost nearly 10 percent of…