Blockchain-Powered Prediction Platforms: Governance and Uses Beyond Gimmick Markets & Death Pools

The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Like many other ICO success stories and subsequent leaders in their respective market segments, Augur, the preeminent platform for decentralized predictions, faces constant public scrutiny. The latest episode that drew public attention is the allegation, voiced by cryptocurrency…

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Bitcoin and Crypto Markets Face New Support Levels Following Today’s Drop

Bitcoin has failed to stabilize above $3,600, which is leading the crypto markets to now face new levels of support. Today’s downwards move has led many altcoins to plunge 6% or more, and they are showing few signs of major buying support near their current price levels. Analysts have mixed opinions regarding exactly where the…

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What We Know About Yellow Vests’ Bank Run and How Crypto Could Help It

On Jan. 7, activists of the French grassroots political movement the Gilets Jaunes — Yellow Vests — announced a bank run via social media, essentially hoping to meet their goals by destabilizing the local financial system. Dubbed the “Collectors’ Referendum,” the movement’s latest demonstration calls on supporters to withdraw their savings from financial institutions on…

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Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester says if inflation doesn't rise, Fed could stop hikes

Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester says the central bank could stop hiking rates this year if inflation doesn’t rise. The Fed last month raised its benchmark interest rate for a fourth time in 2018 and lowered its rate hike projection for 2019 from three to two. Fed chief Jerome Powell has previously left the…

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Crypto Markets Drop Slightly After Yesterday’s Surge, Stock Market Drops as Apple Plunges

Following yesterday’s crypto market surge that sent Bitcoin up more than 4% and Ethereum up more than 10%, the markets have found some levels of stability and are currently trading down slightly. Although the crypto markets are relatively stable as of now, the stock market is seeing tremendous levels of instability, with today’s drop being primarily…

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Crypto Trading Update: Another Pullback Paints Markets Red

FOMO Moments Another day, another pullback. Yesterday’s big $10 billion pump could not be sustained and markets have retreated again this Sunday. Total capitalization has sunk back below $130 billion as crypto assets fail to maintain momentum over the weekend. Bitcoin hit an intraday high of $3,960 twice but could not break resistance there. A…

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XRP Price Down as Markets Turn Sour Once Again

Ever since Christmas eve, cryptocurrency markets have been changing directions every single day. After peaking at $0.44 earlier this week, XRP has been looking for support ever since. Currently XRP is trading at $0.36, down roughly 3% in the past 24 hours. Other than a huge price spike of over 50% back in September, XRP…

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Year in Review: 2018's Top Cryptocurrency Stories

After an intense 2017, filled with cryptocurrency market spikes, the following year was loaded with letdowns as a great majority of digital assets plunged well over 80 percent in value since their all-time highs. 2018 was also filled with lots of headlines about digital currency regulations, exchange hacks, and postponed exchange-traded funds. 2018 Saw Hundreds…

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Crypto Markets Pullback After Five Day Rally

FOMO Moments It was to be expected, the start of this weekend has seen the beginning of a pullback from five days of solid gains for cryptocurrency markets. Total market capitalization has dropped back below $130 billion as traders take short term profits from a positive few days. Bitcoin stayed above $4,000 until late Friday…

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Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Bears Crush Crypto Markets Below $110 Billion

FOMO Moments The bears are still exerting their control over crypto markets as the downward slide continues. Total market capitalization has dropped back below $110 billion and is heading back towards a new yearly low. Bitcoin has failed to register any gains on the day and has sunk another 1.5% on the day to $3,450…

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Amazon, derided as a 'job killer,' actually boosts local employment and business, Morgan Stanley says

The “Amazon effect” often has a negative connotations of the tech giant disrupting small businesses. But Morgan Stanley dove into the effect the e-commerce giant has on labor markets and found that Amazon’s presence in metropolitan areas is a boon for local labor markets. President Trump has criticized Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, and its market…

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What Is Going On With the Crypto Markets, Analysts Unpack Factors Behind 10-Days Slump

Over the last 10 days the cryptocurrency markets have endured a massive sell-off across the board. There are a number of reasons that have led to the highly bearish sentiments on the market but seeing red has been difficult for many. As the value of Bitcoin and numerous altcoins have continued to decline to depressing…

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Amidst Recent Market Crash, Susquehanna ‘Crypto King’ Emphasizes Crypto Is a ‘Long Game’

Bart Smith, digital asset head at U.S.-based global trading and technology firm Susquehanna, has said he is still a long-term Bitcoin (BTC) believer amidst the market crash during an episode of CNBC’s “Fast Money” Nov. 20. Speaking just as the price of Bitcoin had plummeted to its lowest levels since October 2017, Smith — who…

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Another Crypto Dump, $12 Billion Slashed on Monday Markets

FOMO Moments Monday brings more doom and gloom to crypto land as markets have taken another turn south. A small rally over the weekend was not enough to form a sustained recovery and the bears have regained control to knock total market capitalization back below $180 billion. After a couple of days holding around the…

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Ethereum Price Heads to $150 as Markets get Battered

Although it has been a very brutal year for all cryptocurrencies, the pain is far from over. At this time, it seems the Ethereum price is bound to head below $150 and potentially a lot lower in the coming hours. This most recent price setback does not bode well for the future of this project,…

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Stablecoins Demand More Trust than Fiat Currency

This article about the problem with stablecoins was written by Kevin Murcko, the CEO at cryptocurrency exchange, CoinMetro, and forex broker, FXPIG. Stablecoins — digital coins which peg their value rigidly to the dollar, the euro, or a collage of national currencies — are all the rage right now. Tether, in particular, is on everyone’s…

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Singapore’s KuCoin Hits Funding Target Despite Bearish Markets

Singapore based KuCoin crypto exchange has raised $20 million in its first round of financing. The news comes as cryptocurrencies continue to get battered in a year that has seen the market crash by over 70%. $20 Million Raised in First Round According to the official announcement the series A round of financing was led…

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Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Midweek Lethargy Drops Markets Lower

FOMO Moments The slow decline in crypto markets has continued as the week draws on. Falling back below $210 billion total capitalization, cryptocurrency prices keep dropping albeit at a very languid pace. Bitcoin is losing steam and has not been able get back above $6,400 since a little spurt on Monday. BTC is currently trading…

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XRP is now available for Spread betting and CFDs on CMC Markets UK

On 6th November, CMC Markets, one of the global providers for CFDs and spreading announced the support for XRP. Tweet by CMC Markets UK: “Ripple is now available to trade with CMC Markets. It is both a platform used for the peer-to-peer transfer of currencies (RippleNet) and a digital currency (ripple XRP).” Contracts for Difference…

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Crypto Markets See Widespread Wave of Green, Bitcoin Pushes $6,500

Monday, Nov. 5: crypto markets are seeing a wave of decent growth, with all of the top twenty cryptocurrencies by market cap in the green, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is today up close to two percent, trading around $6,400 at press time. Since sustaining mild losses Oct. 29-31,…

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