About That Orange B… The History of Bitcoin’s Logos

Can a logo symbolize the ethos of a project? An industry? An entire movement? This is perhaps too much meaning to attribute to any one design, but if any logo has come close to the task, it’s that of bitcoin. Belonging to no corporation, no in-house graphic design team at a shiny Silicon Valley startup, bitcoin’s logo has given the faceless project’s many adherents an image to hold on to. And not only to hold on to – but to emblazon on shirts, stick to laptops and stamp on physical…

Bitcoin’s Recent Surge Due its Maturation as an Asset

New data suggests that bitcoin’s (BTC) growth is explained by its maturation as an asset based on conversations surrounding the leading cryptocurrency, Bloomberg reported on May 15. Bloomberg cited a report from web intelligence platform Indexica, that developed an index based on natural language processing of textual documents in an effort to explain bitcoin’s recent surge. The research reportedly revealed three major drivers of the coin’s growth, including conversations surrounding bitcoin, fewer concerns about fraud and a shift in the sentiment of how people talk about bitcoin from the past…

Lightning Network Is Driving Bitcoin’s Resurgence

By CCN: Bitcoin must have been struck by lightning – the Lightning Network. That’s what some crypto observers are saying is behind bitcoin’s price surge. As part of its blockchain Week coverage, CNBC has hosted a series of crypto players to analyze what’s going on in the suddenly-roaring industry. Bob Iaccino, the chief market strategist at Path Trading Partners, joined the discussion on Wednesday to explain what’s behind the bitcoin price doubling so far this year. Bitcoin Price Rally Spurred by Lightning Network: Futures Trader CNBC reporter Seema Mody said…

Bitcoin’s Monthly Price Gains Already Highest Since November 2017

View Bitcoin hit a fresh 10-month high of $8,335 on Bitstamp earlier today and is currently reporting its largest monthly gain since November 2017. A bearish divergence of the hourly chart relative strength index and overbought conditions signaled by longer-duration RSIs indicate scope for a pullback to $7,400. A rally to $8,500 could be seen in the U.S. trading hours if BTC invalidates the above bearish chart pattern with a move over $8,335. Bitcoin (BTC) clocked fresh 10-month highs earlier today and currently appears on track to post its largest…

$7,900: Bitcoin’s Price Extends Gains to Hit 9-Month High

The price of bitcoin (BTC) surpassed $7,900 today, jumping 16 percent in the process to reach a high not seen in more than nine months. Bitcoin (BTC), with a market capitalization that now accounts for 59.8 percent of the total cryptocurrency market, jumped 16 percent from its opening price of $6,800 to reach $7,889 at 15:10 UTC – its highest price since July 31, 2018, according to CoinDesk’s price data. The data further shows that a high of $7,946.01 has been reached during Monday trading. Now trading a $7,805.10, current figures represent…

Bitcoin’s Market Share Hits 8-Month High as Price Passes $6K

View Bitcoin’s dominance rate has hit 8-month highs, suggesting investor confidence in the recent price rally. A test of highs above $6,500 seen in November last year now seems likely. Such a move, however, may be preceded by a pullback to the 10-day moving average at $5,633 if the immediate resistance zone of $6,055–$6,100 remains intact in the next 24 hours or so. The short-term bullish outlook would be invalidated only by a drop below the 30-day MA at $5,365. Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent rally looks sustainable, according to the charts,…

Above $6,000: Bitcoin’s Price Spikes to 6-Month High

Bitcoin’s price rose above $6,000 on most cryptocurrency exchanges for the first time today in nearly six months. At 00:57 UTC on Thursday, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, which accounts for more than half of all other cryptocurrencies combined, picked up a bid and saw its price reach as high as $6,076 – its highest price since Nov. 14, 2018. At the time of writing, bitcoin’s surge has slightly cooled off, now trading across exchanges at an average price of $6,045, according to CoinDesk’s price data. In another first…

Hackers Withdraw 7,000 Bitcoins in Binance Crypto Exchange Security Breach

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by daily trade volume, has experienced a major security breach on May 7, according to a statement shared with Cointelegraph on May 7. Per Binance, hackers employed a variety of tactics including phishing and viruses to obtain a large number of 2FA codes and API keys in addition to other information. According to the exchange, there was one affected transaction, wherein hackers were able to withdraw 7,000 bitcoins (BTC) worth $40,705,000 at press time. In a letter on Binance’s website, CEO Changpeng Zhao…

US FTC Sues Startup for Allegedly Misusing Raised Funds on Bitcoins and Credit Card Bills

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing a startup for spending its raised funds on bitcoins (BTC) and credit card bills, rather than the stated products, the court filing revealed on May 6. The FTC brought a lawsuit before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging that the startup dubbed iBackPack and its officer and authorized signatory Douglas Monahan misused a “large share” of $800,000 raised during four crowdfunding campaigns from consumers. Specifically, the defendants allegedly did not use the funds for development, production…

World Gold Council Blinks, Claims Bitcoin’s ‘No Replacement for Gold’

By CCN: Gold may have a value of $7.8 trillion, but it isn’t happy about giving any of that up to bitcoin, the latter of which has a market cap of $97.2 billion. A day after Grayscale unleashed its “Drop Gold promotion, a TV commercial that garnered 100,000 views in less than 24 hours, the World Gold Council is clapping back. Gold’s reputation as a store of value has gone pretty much uncontested for thousands of years – until bitcoin, which has earned the reputation as digital gold in addition…