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Bitcoin Defends on Two Fronts: BTCManager's Week in Review March 20

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Bitcoin Defends on Two Fronts: BTCManager's Week in Review March 20

Last week saw a pincer movement against Bitcoin. On the one hand, you have the threat of a split in the network, with Bitcoin Unlimited looking to make its own path and forge ahead without submitting to SegWit and Bitcoin Core. On the other hand, China's central bank is preparing draft legislation which, if approved, would aim to identify every...

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Ether Cements Second Place: BTCManager's Week in Review March 13

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Ether Cements Second Place: BTCManager's Week in Review March 13

The Bitcoin ETF, COIN, was denied on March 10 by the SEC, sending crypto markets into a frenzy. Altcoins across the board initially fell sharply in value only to rebound as BTC-USD made a remarkable recovery, ending the week around $20 lower than where it started. Ether cemented its place as the second most valuable cryptocurrency, with the market capitalization...

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Ether Classic Shifts as Bitcoin Outshines Gold: BTCManager's Week in Review March 6

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Ether Classic Shifts as Bitcoin Outshines Gold: BTCManager's Week in Review March 6

As bitcoin continues to make fresh highs and the unit price exceeds that of gold, Ethereum Classic looks to implement a change that will fix the supply, moving away from the inflationary Ethereum model, announced March 1. Software clients are scheduled for Summer 2017 and if accepted by the community, the block reward decline is due to start December 2017....

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BTC-USD Solidifies Gains: BTCManager's Week in Review February 27

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BTC-USD Solidifies Gains: BTCManager's Week in Review February 27

Bitcoin and ether both made strong gains over the past week, while blockchain proof of concepts come to fruition, as IBM and Northern Trust introduce a blockchain for private equity while two European banking giants trial an oil trade sucessfully using distributed ledger technology. As noted in our Week in Review February 20, we anticipated the start of a fresh...

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Ether Making a Comeback?: BTCManager’s Week in Review February 20

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Ether Making a Comeback?: BTCManager’s Week in Review February 20

Is this the start of a bullish market for ETH? The weekly chart below shows for the first time, a Kumo breakout, that is a close outside of the Ichimoku cloud; it is a bullish one with ETH-USD closing above the upper span of the Kumo at $12.26. The Ichimoku cloud for ETH-USD has only formed recently given the relatively...

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China Spooks the Market, Again: BTCManager's Week in Review February 13

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China Spooks the Market, Again: BTCManager's Week in Review February 13

China spooks the markets once again. But this time, BTC-USD regains $1000 much more quickly than previous interventions. However, bitcoin has see-sawed around this psychological level, currently trading at $995.94, remaining in equilibrium within the Ichimoku cloud, as illustrated below, while the market decides on the next direction and waits for fresh news to emerge. Bitcoin exchanges are facing greater...

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Bitcoin Bulls Rage On: BTCManager’s Week in Review February 6

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Bitcoin Bulls Rage On: BTCManager’s Week in Review February 6

Bitcoin breaks the $1000 handle again, after a harsh reaction to the PBOC announcement of the inspection of Chinese exchanges in January. Also, Bitcoin Unlimited reaches new highs in popularity amongst Bitcoin miners despite building an invalid block and forfeiting the block reward due to a bug in a recent release. This week’s review is compiled from contributions by Alexander...

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PBOC Moves Closer to Digital Currency: BTCManager’s Week in Review January 30

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PBOC Moves Closer to Digital Currency: BTCManager’s Week in Review January 30

While Nasdaq successfully tested e-voting on the blockchain, China’s central bank and financial sector are eyeing the blockchain to leapfrog the rest of the world with this technology. The first trial of a blockchain-based system was announced by the PBOC as they hope to capture the 'first-mover advantage' with regards to a national digital currency. Also, a digital currency research...

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China, Fees, and Fake Volume: BTCManager's Week in Review January 23

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China, Fees, and Fake Volume: BTCManager's Week in Review January 23

Following recent warnings and inspections by Chinese financial regulators, four of the largest Chinese bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges have synchronously announced the implementation of a flat 0.2 percent service fee on all transactions involving the bitcoin and litecoin cryptocurrencies, beginning Tuesday, January 24. The announcements from all four exchanges, BTCC, OKCoin, Huobi, and YUNBI are all identical, suggesting that this...

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China's Volume Drops: BTCManager's Week in Review January 16

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China's Volume Drops: BTCManager's Week in Review January 16

The largest story in the past week has been the news out of China, with exchanges retracting margin trading, significantly reducing global volumes and leading to more stability in the price of bitcoin, holding ground above $800. As shown below, volumes are down 80 percent since the PBOC news broke. While Bitcoin’s market capitalization was at all-time highs not too...

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