Bitcoin Cash Facing Uphill Task, BTC & ETH Consolidating

Bitcoin cash price is facing a strong resistance near the $216 and $218 levels against the US Dollar. The price is currently consolidating in a range above the $210 support area. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $215 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair must surpass the $216 resistance area to start a nice upward move. Bitcoin cash price is facing many resistances near $216 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD could tumble below $210 if it continues…

Bitcoin Cash Likely Setting Up For Crucial Upside Break

Bitcoin cash price is up around 10% from the $200 support area against the US Dollar. The price is currently consolidating gains and it seems to be setting up for more gains above $225. There is a short term declining channel forming with resistance near $222 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to surge towards $250 once it clears the $225 resistance area. Bitcoin cash price is showing positive signs above the $215 level against the US Dollar. BCH/USD remains…

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Sees Miners ‘Waste’ Money on 14 Invalid Blocks

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miners appear to have wasted money mining 14 blocks on the wrong chain after the altcoin underwent a hard fork.  According to data from monitoring resource Fork Monitor on Nov. 15, Bitcoin Cash, which itself forked off from Bitcoin (BTC) in 2017, successfully split in two once again on Friday. BitMEX: Miners are “wasting resources” Despite being broadly cleaner than its previous hard fork attempts, it soon became apparent that a large section of miners had not upgraded to the new chain.  In total, miners spent resources…

As Bitcoin Cash Hard Forks, Unknown Mining Pool Continues Old Chain

A rogue chain has developed during a planned bitcoin cash hard fork, as an unknown mining pool failed to update to the new chain’s software. The on-going chain battle, which should be resolved by bitcoin cash’s internal rules, gives an insider look into how proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanisms operate. The hard fork occurred on Friday at 16:49:28 UTC at block number 609,135. Two additional blocks broke into two different chains that have been mined for a total of 4 new blocks, according to BitMEX Research’s Fork Monitor. The Bitcoin Cash chain…

Central Bank of China Starts Trials to Restrict Large Cash Transactions

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced that it will pilot a restriction on large-scale cash transactions in three different regions across the country, with one expert calling the move paving the way for its upcoming digital Renminbi token (RMB). On Nov. 14, local news outlet Xinhuanet reported that the PBOC intends to carry out a large-scale cash management trial that will last for 2 years and will be implemented in phases in the Hebei Province, Zhejiang Province and Shenzhen City. Guide customers to non-cash payment tools The PBOC explained…

Malaysia to Impose Cash Transaction Limit of $6K in 2020: Report

Malaysia is planning to impose a $6,000 limit on cash transactions in 2020, according to a deputy governor at the country’s central bank. The new restrictions aim to prevent the use of cash in illicit activities, and won’t affect regulated financial institutions or other entities transacting for humanitarian aid purposes. The average Malaysian household spends $1,900 per month Abdul Rasheed, the deputy governor in question who works for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), claimed that the measures will apply to all transactions involving physical cash, including payments for goods and services,…

At Current Rates, Cash App To Buy 16% of New BTC Supply After Halving

Square’s mobile payments application Cash App will be buying 16% of Bitcoin’s (BTC) new supply if the company keeps buying at the same rate after the halfing if the price does not go up. Twitter account dedicated to Bitcoin Rhythm pointed out in a tweet from Nov. 7 that the company’s Bitcoin buying rate will account for 16% of the total new Bitcoin per quarter after the block reward halving. The event will see the amount of Bitcoin created with each new block cut in half. Future price changes not…

Bitcoin Buyers for Square’s Cash App Doubled in Q3 2019

According to its Q3 2019 shareholder letter, Square’s Cash App reported many new first-time Bitcoin (BTC) buyers, but low profits related to its Bitcoin business. On Nov. 6, payment processing giant Square issued a letter to shareholders outlining Q3 2019 financial figures, in which it disclosed that the total net revenue for its Cash App was $307 million, while the gross profit resulted in $123 million for Q3. First-time BTC buyers have almost doubled Square’s Cash App saw $148 million in Bitcoin revenue. However, the company endured a whopping $146…

Square’s Cash App Now Charging Fees for Bitcoin Purchases

Jack Dorsey may “love” bitcoin but it looks like Square needs a better margin on it regardless. Square’s Cash App has started charging fees of as much as 1.76 percent on bitcoin purchases, sources have pointed out to CoinDesk. The Cash App’s support website now acknowledges fees, writing: “Cash App may charge a fee when you buy or sell bitcoin. If so, the fee will be listed on the trade confirmation before you complete a transaction.” It is unclear when that language was added but there were no fees associated with…