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Bull Run: Keep Expectations low to Avoid Disappointment

Oct 16, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

The next crypto bull run, if it ever comes again and soonest, will likely happen when least expected, just as the spike seen in the past 24 hours. The unexpected Tether sell-off on Oct. 15 pushed Bitcoin's price by about 12% from $6300 to $7200, supporting the view that a crypto bull market ca...

The First Sue Case between Two Chinese Bitcoin Big Players

Oct 12, 2018

ChloeJiang

Li Xiaolai, a man described by South China Moring Post as “China’s most high profile bitcoin tycoon” has been involved in a sue case, shortly after he announced that personally will not invest in blockchain projects in the future. In October 11, 2018, Li Xiaolai, the richest Chine...

Bitcoin is Mature to Compete With Global Forex Market

Oct 12, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

Bitcoin has met all the important criteria of financial maturity and could compete with the world's largest forex market at some point, researchers at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences have claimed. Their detailed statistical analysis of the Bitcoin marke...

Sidechains Bring ICOs, Confidential Transaction to Bitcoin

Oct 11, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

First, it was the news of an anticipated sidechain with a smart contract feature finally coming to the Bitcoin network. The RSK sidechain is expected to make initial coin offerings (ICOs) possible on the Bitcoin blockchain before the end of the year. Now, the Liquid Network is live as t...

China Can Still Hurt Bitcoin

Oct 10, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

A new paper has looked into how China's capability can threaten the security, stability, and viability of Bitcoin based on its dominant position in the ecosystem. In The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin, the authors touch on what could be China’s mo...

Bitcoin’s Low Volatility Level A Calm Before Storm

Oct 9, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

Bitcoin's volatility level has dropped more than 18-month low according to bitvol.info's index. The platform uses the CoinDesk and the BitStamp APIs for querying historical Bitcoin data and opening price. The index puts the 30-day BTC/USD volatility at 1.71%, a range which was last ...

Higher or Lower? Bitcoin’s Value in a Financial Crisis Scenario

Oct 7, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

The IMF does not frequently predict a global financial crisis accurately but its warning should not be overlooked. So does JP Morgan's and some experts' too. They may not be able to say precisely when it would happen but they have been hinting on the need to make precautionary preparations....

Implication of India’s Largest Crypto Exchange Shutdown

Sep 29, 2018

Olusegun Ogundeji

India's largest cryptocurrency exchange is shutting down. Zebpay announced they will stop their operation by 4 p.m. on Friday Sept. 28 with a cancellation of unexecuted orders and non-acceptance of new orders. It cites the curb on bank accounts by the country's central bank, RBI, as hinderin...