Crypto News | SEC Rules ETH NOT Security; Binance Adds XRP

The cryptocurrency market is making a comeback this week, after closing out last week in the red. Crypto news was pretty slow last week, but it has picked up a bit today. This morning, CoinCenter released news that the SEC Chairman confirmed that ETH is not ruled as a security by the regulator. In addition to this big news, Binance announced it has added XRP and credit card payment support to its Trust Wallet app. Let’s get into it! Jay Clayton Rules ETH a “Non-Security” When investors began taking notice of…

Bitcoin Price Rally Could be on Last Legs, Bloomberg Analyst Warns

A key market indicator shows that the Bitcoin price rally may be losing steam. According to Bloomberg, “Bitcoin’s Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicator has been steadily falling since mid-February.” MACD is a commonly used metric for technical analysis. When it diverges from the symbol, it means that a trend may be over with. Watch out Bitcoin Bears – MACD Isn’t Everything Bitcoin’s MACD has been steadily falling since last month, which could signal that the crypto market’s recent recovery is already coming to an end. | Source: Bloomberg Let’s keep…

Is Tron (TRX) Steadying Because of ChainLink Partnership Rumors?

Tron prices up 2.5 percent but out of the top 10 ChainLink and Tron partnership rumors may support prices Transaction volumes drop, averages 6.9 million against 37 million of Feb 24 Rumors are rife that Tron and ChainLink are on the verge of collaboration. If that is the case, Tron (TRX) stands to benefit as demand help lift valuation from current pits. The coin is up 2.5 percent from last week’s low but could print above 2.5 cents by end week. Tron Price Analysis Fundamentals Ethereum introduced smart contracts. Smart…

Ripple–SWIFT Direct Partnership Slim, MD Points at Hard Numbers

Ripple price recover SWIFT is dominant, moves $300 billion a day Participation levels low, likely to rise as XRP prices edge higher. SWIFT partnership with Ripple in an arrangement that incorporates xRapid will cause XRP prices to explode. All the same, SWIFT is confident that they are dominant and are not willing to join forces citing numbers. Meanwhile, Ripple (XRP) prices are edging higher and could close above 34 cents in days ahead. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals In a proof of concept, SWIFT did link their GPI Link with R3’s…

Worries of Fake Bitcoin Volumes Could Derail BTC Bulls

Bitcoin price up 4.3 percent in last week Jay Clayton worries affirmed by recent Integrity Report Transactional volumes low but can rise as prices recover Derailing possible bulls are worries of fake volumes printed by obscure exchanges. These actors while core to crypto are also taking part in malpractice that could hinder the approval and final roll-out of a Bitcoin ETF. In the meantime, Bitcoin has support and up 4.3 percent from last week’s close. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals The global and unregulated nature of cryptocurrencies means some exchanges are…

Binance’s Trust Wallet Adds Support for XRP, Credit Card Payments

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s official wallet, Trust Wallet, now lets users buy cryptos with credit cards. The new payment option is being offered in partnership with Israel-based payments processor Simplex, according to an announcement from Binance on Tuesday. At the same time, the exchange said, Trust Wallet is adding support for XRP, the third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Trust Wallet users can now, therefore, purchase XRP, bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), litecoin (LTC) and ether (ETH) with “major” credit and debit cards. The announcement did not specify which cards are…

Legendary Investor Marc Faber Just Bought His First Bitcoin

After being a bitcoin skeptic for almost a year, Marc Faber is willing to give the digital asset a try. In an interview with Cash, the legendary investor and stock market expert said that he bought his first bitcoins in late February. He admitted that he wanted to learn more about how digital currency works, which led him to his first decentralized asset purchase. He also added that at circa $3,000, bitcoin rates “looked better” to him that at $20,000 more than a year ago. “I was tempted to purchase…

Proposed Texas Bill Would Require ID Verification for Crypto Use

A bill proposed by the Texas legislature will require that all receivers of cryptocurrency in regular transactions verify the identity of the cryptocurrency sender before accepting any payment. If passed, the measure will go into effect on September 1, 2019. In its current form, the text of the bill itself is brief, providing very few clues as to how such an ambitious task will be carried out. Apart from definitions of basic terms, the bill’s most concrete requirement is that “before accepting payment by a digital currency, a person must…

Bitcoin Will Soon See ‘Bull Cross’ in First Since August 2018

View Bitcoin’s 50-day moving price average could soon move above the 100-day moving average, confirming its first bullish crossover in seven months. While the bullish crossover is a lagging indicator, the current slope of the MAs is signaling bearish exhaustion. So, bitcoin could rise toward $4,236 (Dec. 24 high) in the near future, as suggested by other longer duration indicators and the bullish candle created on Feb. 27. The bullish case would weaken if prices find acceptance below $3,658 (Feb. 27 low). A widely-followed bitcoin (BTC) price indicator is about…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Key Reversal Could Trigger Additional Losses

Bitcoin price failed to hold the key $3,860 support and traded lower against the US Dollar. The price even broke the $3,840 support and settled well below the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a crucial ascending channel with support at $3,830 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could accelerate declines if there is a break below the $3,800 support area. Bitcoin price is under pressure below the $3,860 support against the US Dollar. BTC could reverse gains…