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Blockchain in Biometrics Could be Used in Travel Security, US Customs Rep Says

Using blockchain for biometric tracking would be the technology’s killer app in the travel security sector, according to a representative from the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency.

If governments are to implement blockchain, rather than legacy databases, to share data within key security areas such as border control, robust standards for the industry would thus be a crucial enabling factor, Hasham implied.

As reported, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently appealed to startups who develop blockchain solutions that can help prevent forgery of digital documents, in order to serve the mission needs of various programs under its aegis, among them CBP.

The CBP has already been trialing a blockchain shipment tracking system to gauge how much the technology is able to enhance the verification process for certificates of origin from various free trade agreement partners.

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Finland's Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements.

27/03/2019 - Bitcoin News Bitcoin and other mineable cryptocurrencies account for around 70% of total market capitalization In 2009, the world was introduced to the idea of cryptocurrency with the launch of Bitcoin.

26/03/2019 - CCN How a Large Cryptocurrency Mining Operation Is Handling the Current Market Cryptocurrency miners of all sizes have been suffering from the bear market that has heavily depressed prices, causing some to abandon the field as their proceeds were no longer covering expenses.

Since plans to keep mining decentralized through a series of system-wide upgrades may not pan out quite as well as Grin developers have hoped, they are looking to potentially adjust the upgrade schedule.

26/03/2019 - Coin Desk Bitcoin : Mike Novogratz talks about Bitcoin being sovereign money, how it could become a store of value Mike Novogratz, a Bitcoin proponent and the founder of Galaxy Digital, spoke with Anthony Pompliano about Bitcoin becoming a store of value and exceeding Gold's market cap.

26/03/2019 - AMBCrypto Canadian Bitcoin Trader Reveals He Lost $75,000 With QuadrigaCX's Collapse A Canadian cryptocurrency trader who previously traded on the troubled cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX has revealed he lost $75,000 after the trading platform began experiencing numerous problems.

26/03/2019 - NullTX Limited Supply Principle stifling cryptocurrency regulatory approval, says CME Chairman Terry Duffy Terry Duffy, the Chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, is in the news after he cast doubts on the prospects of a publicly traded Bitcoin asset.

26/03/2019 - Coin Desk Cleveland woman scammed after paying utility bill at Bitcoin kiosk By Paul Orlousky - March 26, 2019 at 3:11 PM EST - Updated March 26 at 3:20 PM CLEVELAND, OH - When just about any new technology is developed there is someone who will find a way to abuse it.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Monero paired with Bitcoin and Ethereum on KuCoin Monero, the thirteenth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, gained support from KuCoin, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchange platforms.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin News Earn $50 of XLM for learning about Stellar and inviting your friends Eligible Coinbase customers in the US will receive an email invitation over the next few days to earn up to $10 of XLM by viewing Stellar tutorials and answering quiz questions.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior VeriBlock's Bitcoin-Backed Security Protocol Goes Live After a year on its testnet, the VeriBlock blockchain went live yesterday on the Bitcoin mainnet, allowing exchanges, wallet providers, merchants and other crypto businesses to leverage Bitcoin's robust blockchain security.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Magazine New Prediction Model Puts Bitcoin Price At $55,000 After 2020 Halving The price of bitcoin may reach $55,000 USD sometime in 2020 or 2021, according to a new Bitcoin price prediction model - which factors in the decreasing bitcoin supply as a direct driver of market value.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin transfer via WhatsApp, Yahoo enters Japanese cryptospace and more Crypto News - 26th March - Bitcoin transfer via Whatsapp, Yahoo enters Japanese crypto space and more.

Although bitcoin lost around 80% of its value last year, there are several signs that the virtual coin - and cryptocurrencies as a whole - could still prove to be the future of payments.

26/03/2019 - The Next Web Wuabit's digital wallet to allow WhatsApp users to transfer Bitcoin via chat, say reports In an attempt to contribute to the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies, Wuabit created a digital wallet that would allow its users to access, transfer, and receive digital assets from their preferred messaging application.

26/03/2019 - Victor Dergunov New Open-Source WebLN Standard Gains Momentum for Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments The process of sending bitcoin lightning payments is fairly straightforward, but the new bitcoin standard, WebLN, was created with the purpose of improving lightning payments in a simpler way.

26/03/2019 - Coin Desk Wuabit to Offer a Crypto Wallet on WhatsApp In an attempt to bring crypto closer to the mainstream audience, Wuabit is developing a digital asset wallet for using cryptocurrencies within WhatsApp.

The solution of the England-based firm will allow WhatsApp users to receive, send, trade, and also perform other digital asset related functions within the chat interface.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin, BCH, Ethereum, and XRP Price Prediction: Today's Top Crypto Technical Analysis The prices of the major cryptocurrencies have started decreasing yesterday and have either finished their minor downward trajectory yesterday or today, which is why now we are seeing the interacted support levels being retested again.

26/03/2019 - BitcoinExchangeGuide Bitcoin rebounds, but expects further downside, says analyst Bitcoin prices moved higher on Tuesday, recovering part of the prior session's losses that saw the digital currency trade to its lowest level in two weeks.

In Tuesday morning trade, bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.77% was changing hands at $3,898.20, up 0.3% since Monday's level at 5 p.m. 26/03/2019 - Aaron Hankin Bitcoin Daily Chart Alert-Bulls Fading A Bit Dollar prices are slightly lower in early trading Tuesday.

26/03/2019 - Coin Desk Colorado Trader Banned by FINRA Over £1.5 Million Bitcoin Scheme In the recent case where FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, had to react to the alleged scheme that involved trading of bitcoin at a discounted price from private investors, 1.5 million dollars of investors'

26/03/2019 - Digital Currency Magnates Bitmain gives up on IPO as industry struggles with Bitcoin price An IPO application for Bitmain Technologies, the world leader in bitcoin mining rigs, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has lapsed, essentially shelving the company's plans to go public.

26/03/2019 - Smartereum New EU regulations put an end to buying Bitcoin anonymously One of the last places you could buy Bitcoin BTC anonymously online has implemented new compliance regulations that make it impossible for users to obscure their identity.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Top 3 Price Prediction Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: XRP at war in search of new momentum A new day starts in old Europe and does so with significant technical novelties and a bit of price action.

After weeks locked into a narrow range, XRP pierces support and widens the intraday range seeking the next level of support in the lower part of the range seen in February.

26/03/2019 - Coin Desk Bitcoin price analysis: BTC/USD latest dip renders $4,000 psychological level a mirage BTC/USD is trending lower a subtle 0.08% on the day.

26/03/2019 - Coin Desk Bitcoin market more efficient as arbitrage on exchanges improved, says Bitwise Report From the standpoint of investors, the cornerstone of the virtual currency market is its volatility.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior The common clues that a bitcoin exchange might be faking it Close to 95% of reported bitcoin trading is fake, claims Bitwise, a San Francisco-based crypto index fund provider.

26/03/2019 - Digital Currency Magnates 10 Ways To Improve Your Finances This Spring For college students, spring break is a time to travel, spend time with friends and take a much-needed break away from classes and homework.

26/03/2019 - The Daily Hodl Crypto Town Hall Meetings Grow to 8 Indian Cities for More to Voice Regulatory Ideas The number of open town hall meetings for the Indian crypto community to voice regulatory suggestions has grown from four cities to eight.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior The Next Bitcoin Price Rally Could Be Sparked By A Surprising Source Bitcoin, trapped in a long-running and bitter bear market, has been searching for the next catalyst for a price break out after hitting all-time highs of almost $20,000 in December 2017.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple overview: paying a visit to support levels Cryptocurrency market is in red with all major coins nursing losses from 0.3% to 6% on a day-on-day basis.

A Steemit beta user, cool4y, claimed that Binance accumulated a lot of funds from the token sales on the Launchpad, enabling only the founder's close friends and other BNB whales to buy a majority of the tokens and then sell them at huge profits.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Hamas Military Muscle Is Out For New Bitcoin Donations After Raising $2,500 in First Go-Round Many regulators claim that Bitcoin can be used for terrorism financing and Hamas, the Palestinian paramilitary group who is deemed as terrorists by many governments in the world, including the United States and the European Union, is out to prove them right.

26/03/2019 - BitcoinExchangeGuide Ugandan Orphanage Funded with Cryptocurrency Donations from Listeners of National Radio Show Via NetworkWire - Free Talk Live, an independently syndicated, issues-oriented talk radio program bringing diverse viewpoints to the table, is reaching across the ocean to help children in a small African village learn, grow and sustain themselves with the help of thousands of listeners.

26/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin hash rate vs Ethereum hash rate: BTC sees good recovery as ETH stagnates The cryptocurrency market has seen a lot of ups and downs since the start of the bear attack which has directly affected the prices, market caps, and other metrics.

25/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin SV Price Analysis: Coin reaches an impasse as prices fail to consolidate Bitcoin SV, the eleventh largest cryptocurrency in the world, dropped after the price hike on 21 March.

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25/03/2019 - Ana Berman Electronics supplier Avnet cashes in on Bitcoin Avnet Inc., a multibillion-dollar global distributor of electronic components and provider of product design and development services, is making it possible for customers awash in Bitcoin, such as Bitcoin miners looking to build their technology infrastructure, to pay for purchases using the cryptocurrency.

25/03/2019 - ForexLive Bitcoin's Trading Range Narrows In March to Hit Two-Year Low At the time of writing, bitcoin's average 24-hour trading range so far this month, defined as the average difference between the high and low price of each day in a given month, has been just $85, its lowest average range since the same metric recorded $32 in April of 2017, according to CoinDesk data.

25/03/2019 - Adrian Zmudzinski Free Talk Live and Friends Raise $80K in Crypto for Ugandan Orphanage On Monday, the independently syndicated radio broadcast Free Talk Live announced that the organization, along with a group of businesses and FTL listeners, had raised $45,000 in cryptocurrencies to construct an orphanage in Uganda.

25/03/2019 - Rakesh Upadhyay Cryptopia reveals that funds deposited 24 hours after declaration of breach would not be recovered The New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange, Cryptopia released a statement detailing information regarding the deposits that took place after the hack on 14 January.

25/03/2019 - AMBCrypto Bitcoin Insider Says Western Union Is the Real Competitor of the World's Largest Crypto Speaking on a panel at the 2019 MIT Bitcoin Expo, Bitcoin Core developer and applied cryptography consultant Peter Todd says Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, is really competing against Western Union - not Visa or Mastercard.

25/03/2019 - The Daily Hodl Bitcoin Price Support Weakens as the Next Crash Approaches With the sideways market extended for yet another week, the bitcoin price his continuing to lose support in the mid-term, increasing the chances of a crash.

25/03/2019 - Bitsonline XRP: Santander apologizes for misinformation regarding usage of XRP for international transfers Santander, a Ripple partner and leading retail and commercial bank headquartered in Spain, apologized in a tweet about misinformation regarding the use of XRP for international payments and corrected their statement hours after the incident.

25/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins Statistics for the end of Q1 2019 show mineable digital assets to be the most valuable cryptocurrencies on the market today, with the top eight mineable coins representing 68 percent of the entire cryptoconomy.

25/03/2019 - Bitcoin News Bitcoin's Remarkable March: The Month It Finally Stopped Declining In Price Because of the volatile nature of the thing, I certainly would not get too excited, but the price chart readings on 3 separate time frames are better now than they've been in a long time.

25/03/2019 - Blockchain Insurance Consortium B3i Quietly Raises $16 Million B3i, a blockchain startup owned by some of the world's largest insurance companies, quietly raised about $16 million last month, bringing its total capital to over $22 million, according to corporate registry filings in Switzerland.

25/03/2019 - Coin Desk US regulator blacklists Colorado trader for orchestrating $1.5M Bitcoin scam A man in the US has been barred from trading following his alleged involvement in a Bitcoin BTC scam that resulted in losses of approximately $1.5 million in investors'

25/03/2019 - BitcoinExchangeGuide Bitcoin: Downtrend has Likely Started after Corrective Upswing Ended On the global chart, we can see that the evaluation moved sideways from Friday after a significant decrease of around 4 billion dollars has been made, which could be interpreted as consolidation before another move to the downside starts.

25/03/2019 - CCN Bitcoin : Craig Wright speculated to be paying $5,000 for old BTC mining wallets A user named Wallet Buyer posted a thread on Bitcoin Forum to purchase old Bitcoin wallets used between 2008 to 2010.

25/03/2019 - AMBCrypto TrueDigital Secures More Distributors for Its Crypto Indices TrueDigital's product provides institutional-grade resources and real-time ‎information for those trading in cryptocurrency markets through a ‎standardized reference rate and spot price index.‎.

25/03/2019 - AMBCrypto This Canadian crypto trader sent $75,000 bitcoin to Quadriga's exchange-then it went bust The fallout from the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX saga continues to unravel in the courts with droves of angry investors demanding answers.

25/03/2019 - TradeBlock Japan's Crypto Exchange Taotao Set to Launch in May Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Taotao is going to start trading services in the coming May. Initially, the crypto exchange will introduce 2 digital currencies for trading - Bitcoin and Ethereum.

While getting sanctioned is the end of the story for many of those accused of violating rules, others face additional regulatory and legal woes due to the severity of the alleged misdeeds.

25/03/2019 - Kitco News Bitcoin moves higher after notching its fifth consecutive winning week - longest in 11 months Bitcoin prices traded marginally higher on Monday, extending recent gains that saw the best-known cryptocurrency log its fifth consecutive winning week.

In Monday morning trade, a single bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.19% fetched $3,968.40, up 0.3% since Sunday's level at 5 p.m. 25/03/2019 - Aaron Hankin TrueDigital Expands Distribution of Its Bitcoin and Ether OTC Reference Rates Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital Holdings has signed two new distribution deals to expand the reach of its over-the-counter reference rates for bitcoin and ether.

25/03/2019 - Global Coin Report Ex-Enron CEO Leaves Jail to Plot Possible Blockchain Venture: Report The former CEO of Enron, Jeffrey Skilling, is reportedly looking to start a blockchain company just a month after being freed from jail for his role in the energy giant's massive accounting scandal back in 2001.

25/03/2019 - Coin Desk Bitcoin goes MAINSTREAM: Cryptocurrency wallet on WhatsApp set for release CRYPTOCURRENCY is set to go mainstream with the release of a wallet tied to WhatsApp – the most popular messaging app in the world.

According to its official blog post published on March 24th, the exchange's token offering platform has moved from first come, first served basis to "a new lottery format"

25/03/2019 - Daily Dozen Bitcoin price prediction: BTC/USD bull and bear tag of war continues amid consolidation - Confluence Detector The cryptocurrencies market has been avoiding big movements either side since the previous slide that sent Bitcoin back below $4,000.

The leading cryptocurrency by market value is sidelined below $4,000 for the fourth straight day, and has been restricted to the narrow range of $3,920-$4,055 since March 17, according to Bitstamp data.

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper recently made a rare appearance on a Facebook live Q&A session during which he shared his views and insights regarding current traditional financial markets and also offered some suggestions on how to sensibly invest in cryptocurrencies.

25/03/2019 - CryptoSlate How Indian Crypto Enthusiasts Can Help Influence Regulation The Indian crypto community is ramping up its efforts to bring about positive crypto regulation and an end to the banking ban imposed by the country's central bank.

By early 2018, it appeared that many Silicon Valley startups that were focused on payments realized the error of their ways, as they pivoted to use cases based on price speculation aruond various crypto assets.

of venturing into the unknown when it comes to issuing a central bank digital currency, as such a move could bring fundamental changes to both financial stability and the monetary system.

25/03/2019 - Bitcoin News Bitcoin 2019 Conference: June 25-26 Peer to Peer Crypto Conference Bitcoin 2019 is a two-day conference for the Bitcoin community that will take place in SVN West - San Francisco, CA on 25th - 26th June 2019.

A Medium user named Matt, alleged in his blog that the European retail cryptocurrency broker makes fake trades on the user's behalf on the account when a digital asset soars so that the user doesn't make any profit.

25/03/2019 - Coin Desk One Small Bitcoin Rival Is Up Almost 50% So Far This Year - Here's Why Bitcoin has been flatling since taking a sharp dive late last year but the market for some minor cryptocurrencies, known as altcoins, has risen-with some digital tokens making major strides.

25/03/2019 - The Next Web BitWise: BTC's Daily Trading Volume is Only $272 Million It includes a large amount of fake and/or non-economic trading volume, thereby giving a fundamentally mistaken impression of the true size and nature of the bitcoin market."

25/03/2019 - Digital Currency Magnates Cryptofacil's new exchange debuts with Bitcoin SV Cryptofacil provides customers in Latin America and the Caribbean a reliable, fast and secure platform to trade cryptocurrencies, and has four BSV pairs on offer.

25/03/2019 - CoinGeek Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash no longer payment options on streaming site Twitch Twitch, the popular live streaming video platform, quietly removed the option to pay using Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash from its platform.

25/03/2019 - 99 Bitcoins XRP/USD Price Analysis: Coin breaches support as bearish pressure continues XRP broke its sideways movement after it breached its immediate support to fall lower.

Top-20 coins are moving within tight ranges, little changed from the end of the previous week with the notable exception of Binance Coin that has been growing strongly in recent 24 hours.

24/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin May Be #1, But Here's 37 Altcoins That Have Seen Much Better Performance in 2019 As the first quarter of the year comes to a close, the majority of companies that are already publicly traded will offer their numbers for investors to see.

24/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin Account Accuses Twitter of Shadow Banning to Restrict Its Reach The operator of the Bitcoin Twitter profile has also accused the social media platform of manipulating matters by placing restrictions on the account and limiting its overall traffic.

24/03/2019 - BitcoinExchangeGuide Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bears Look to Trap Bulls Into Weekly Close As the Bitcoin price weekly candle draws towards a close for the week we take a look at what the performance over the week looks like going into the final week of March.

24/03/2019 - ZyCrypto Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency price predictions are very difficult, says Tom Lee Tom Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat, who is well-known in the cryptocurrency community for his Bitcoin predictions, spoke about the whether or not he will continue to make predictions during an interview with Ran NeuNer for CNBC Crypto Trader.

24/03/2019 - BitcoinExchangeGuide Bitcoin Holds Just Over $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses Sunday, March 24 - most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses on the day by press time, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

24/03/2019 - BitcoinExchangeGuide Binance looking to roll-out margin-trading service as regulators voice disapproval Binance, the second largest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted volume is preparing to launch a margin trading system that will make trading volatile digital assets riskier than it already is, reported TheBlock.

24/03/2019 - BeInCrypto Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Quietly Heading for Its Second Consecutive Monthly Gain Since clawing back above $4,000 last week, bitcoin’s price has entered a stable trading pattern ahead of a key psychological resistance that, if breached, could pave the… 24/03/2019 - Hacked: Hacking Finance Bitcoin Long-term Price Analysis - March 24 Bitcoin has been trading around the $4,000 mark this past week.

investor pressure ramps up prior to launch Bakkt, the highly anticipated digital assets platform spearheaded by Intercontinental Exchange reached a valuation point of $740 million in its Series A funding round, reported The Block Crypto.

24/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Why Bitcoin could be the riskiest investment you could make Quadriga was one of Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges and, in order to safeguard the £100m in cryptocurrency under its control, it stashed it in offline "cold wallets"

24/03/2019 - Coin Desk Central bank cryptos will follow after being battle tested by corporations, says PwC's Pauline Kalfon Central Banks are unlikely to ring in their own native cryptocurrency and large companies like Facebook and JP Morgan will dominate the cryptospace, stated PwC's Pauline Adam Kalfon, reported Forbes.

24/03/2019 - Coin Desk Blockchain integration with biometrics could bolster travel security, says US Custom and Border Protection official In a recent summit, Sikina Hasham, the program manager at US Customs and Border Protection, said that blockchain technology can be used for biometric tracking.

24/03/2019 - The Motley Fool UK Bitcoin Megabulls Call BTC at $100,000 to $400,000 - Plus Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Tron, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar From a pair of six-figure predictions on the price of Bitcoin to a look at Litecoin's push for privacy, here's a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.

24/03/2019 - The Daily Hodl Statistics Shows Gold Mining Costs 23 Times more than Bitcoin Mining The figures showed that Gold costs about $105 billion annually and consumes about 475 million GJ while Bitcoin mining costs only $4.5 billion and uses only 183 million GJ annually.

24/03/2019 - The Currency Analytics - TCAT Bitcoin Lightning Network will never be production ready, says Bitcoin Cash proponent Rick Falkvinge Rick Falkvinge, a prominent Bitcoin Cash proponent, said that the much-anticipated Layer 2 solution or the Lightning Network project is a "dead end for all intents and purposes".

24/03/2019 - Bitcoin News Ripple's class-action lawsuit takes a step further as court sets schedule for next year Ripple's long-pending class action lawsuit has taken a step further as the courts have denied the plaintiff's motion to move the case to the state courts and asked the plaintiffs to appoint a lead plaintiff / class representative.

24/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin Cash advocate Roger Ver shows his support for Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht again The cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen quite a few users who were prosecuted for using the decentralized ecosystem for nefarious practices.

24/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin Futures in good stead against its Spot equivalent: Bitwise Report Bitcoin Futures were thought to be a snippet of the overarching cryptocurrency market, though meager in comparison to the larger spot market.

23/03/2019 - BitcoinExchangeGuide Bitcoin's Dominance in the Crypto Market Is of Over 80%, Researcher Finds A study conducted John-Paul Thorbjornsen has found that while bitcoin's percentage of the total cryptocurrency ecosystem is slightly above 50%, its dominance over it is well over the 80% market.

23/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Stellar Lumens : Western Union partners with Thunes to explore cross-border payment solution using blockchain After Ripple, Western Union has partnered with Thunes, a cross-border payment network, to improve its network, and provide more value in emerging markets.

23/03/2019 - Bitcoin News Bitcoin critic Agustin Carstens warns against central banks issuing virtual currencies Agustin Carstens, the General Manager of the Bank of International Settlements, recently stated that if central banks initiate the launch of their own cryptocurrencies, it would create financial panic among people.

23/03/2019 - AMBCrypto Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash to be accepted as payment options by global technology solutions provider Avent, a leading global technology solutions provider, announced that they would be accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash for their goods and services, as a mode of payment on their platform.

23/03/2019 - Bitcoin Warrior Bitcoin SV Price Analysis: Coin on minor bull run despite long-term recovery being in a limbo The short-term trend for the coin remained bullish as the prices consolidated in a bearish market.

Bitwise Tells US SEC That 95% of Volume on Unregulated Crypto Exchanges Is Suspect

95 percent of volume on unregulated exchanges appears to be fake or non-economic in nature, an analysis from cryptocurrency index fund provider Bitwise Asset Management has argued in a report dated March 20.

The analysis opens with the argument that while an ostensible ~$6 billion in daily traded volume for Bitcoin is reported across the spot markets: “Under the hood the exchanges that report the highest volumes are unrecognizable.

Bitwise sources its data from the widely-cited crypto statistics tracker CoinMarketCap (CMC), which it claims includes a large amount of this suspect data, “thereby giving a fundamentally mistaken impression”

Bitwise claims that roughly 95 percent of reported volume is fake and that the real market for BTC is thus “significantly smaller, more orderly, and more regulated than commonly understood”

Suspect signs include an implausibly perfect alternating pattern of green and red trades, and a lack of round number or small value trades.

Suspect exchanges also reportedly demonstrate consistent volume 24-hours a day, as opposed to regulated exchanges, where volume corresponds to waking and sleeping hours.