This week saw more exchange drama rock the crypto markets.  OKEx, one of the industry’s largest crypto-fiat exchanges, suspended all cryptocurrency withdrawals, saying one of the exchange’s key holders has “been out of touch” with…

From a fundamental perspective, Bitcoin has never been stronger. The benchmark cryptocurrency has evolved from being a speculative asset to a reserve asset that is being widely adopted by retail investors, funds, institutions, and corporations…

Not everyone is happy with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s decision to ban individual investors from speculating on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and there’s an argument to be made that the agency’s rationale was hollow.   But the ban is likely…

Not everyone is happy with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s decision to ban individual investors from speculating on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and there’s an argument to be made that the agency’s rationale was hollow.   But the ban is likely…

Ether (ETH) miner revenue skyrocketed during the month of September according to data from glassnode, an onchain analytics resource. While the price of Ether did not rise significantly during this time, miners on the Ethereum…

Bitcoin (BTC) rose to highs of $10,730 before settling lower on Oct. 5 as markets fluctuated in line with United States President Donald Trump contracting COVID-19. Cointelegraph takes a look at the factors set to…

Derivative exchange BitMEX’s legal issues with U.S. regulators took a toll on bitcoin’s price while DeFi gave Ethereum miners more fee revenue than ever.  Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $10,582 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m.…

Some time ago, one of the more thoughtful critiques of Bitcoin went a little like this: “Sure, bitcoin is scarce in its supply, but since it’s effectively costless to clone the software and fork it,…

Bitcoin (BTC) starts the week pushing for $11,000 as ranging behavior continues, but futures gap danger remains. Cointelegraph takes a look at five factors that could shape Bitcoin price action in the coming week. Trump…

A pseudonymous Bitcoin (BTC) trader outlined 23 key technical and fundamental factors that could buoy BTC’s medium-term bull case. The data points shared by the trader, known as “Byzantine General,” fit into four major themes.…

Currently, Bitcoin traders are overall net long. But talk of a second wave has memories of March’s flash crash fresh on the mind. Source: blockchainwhispers.com The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued…

Historical data shows that some miners began to sell Bitcoin (BTC) at the end of July, leading to increased selling pressure in the cryptocurrency market. Eventually, the dominant cryptocurrency fell steeply from mid-August, recording a…

Ethereum miners’ hourly revenue has hit a five-year record, with fees currently bringing in 2,275 ETH ($880K) per hour. The spike was triggered by yesterday’s announcement that Uniswap would airdrop it’s governance token UNI to…

Bitcoin has seen some intense strength throughout the past several days, with the cryptocurrency marching from lows of $9,900 to highs of over $11,000 that were set today. This strength is somewhat unique in that…

Bitcoin’s recent price turbulence has not been emblematic of its underlying strength, as the cryptocurrency’s hash rate has been plowing higher throughout the past several weeks and months, just setting another fresh all-time high. This…

According to Whalemap, an on-chain analysis firm that focuses on Bitcoin (BTC) whale activity, short-term clusters are present at $10,570. Whale clusters are shown at $10,570 and $11,288 for Bitcoin. Source: Whalemap Whale clusters form…

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Centralized exchanges are playing a decreasingly important role within Bitcoin network activity, which is highlighted by the number of fees that stem from transactions taking place on exchanges. In past years, exchanges accounted for a…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to sub-$10,000 across major exchanges again on Sep. 5, marking two consecutive days of testing the crucial level. Other major cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum’s Ether (ETH), fell by nearly 10%.…

As the price of Ethereum’s Ether (ETH) surpassed $450, a huge buy wall on the major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex emerged. Shortly thereafter, ETH achieved $270, a 19-month high against Bitcoin (BTC). The price of Ether…

Bitcoin (BTC) is heading for a bullish start to another week’s trading after shrugging off lower levels to hit $11,700. Cointelegraph takes a look at five things that could shape price performance in the coming…

ARPANET’s First Mark Into Networked Computing Created in February 1958, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was a response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, to research and develop…

Canadian miner Hut 8 Mining Corp has reported that second quarter revenue tumbled 67% to $6.9 million from $21.2 million a year ago, as Bitcoin’s supply cut in May forced production to decline. The Toronto…

According to blockchain data platform Blockchair, the average transaction fees paid by Ethereum users have reached a new record average of over $7.50. Average Ethereum transaction fee in USD chart. Source: Blockchair During a similarly…

Today Bitcoin (BTC) price rebounded from its recent low at $11,125 on Aug 11 to $11,617. This suggests traders are turning optimistic as key data show a significant amount of liquidity for BTC until $12,000.…

Reward halvings are a common element of many different forms of cryptocurrency, known to typically impact a coin’s supply, difficulty and price. For many cryptocurrencies, these halving mechanisms are embedded into the code in order…

Grin (GRIN), a major privacy-focused cryptocurrency, is apparently no longer resistant to mining with Application-Specific Integrated Circuits — or ASICs — according to a former core developer. Gary Yu, a former core Grin developer, used…

The cost of sending a transaction over the Bitcoin network rose sharply over the past month, as the price of the top cryptocurrency climbed higher. According to latest data from Bitinfocharts, the average bitcoin (BTC)…

After suffering two major blockchain reorganizations over the past week, Ethereum Classic  (ETC) has seen its hash rate plummet — exacerbating the risk of further 51% attacks targeting the network. As a consequence of the…

Taproot, a proposed protocol upgrade that would improve Bitcoin’s privacy and flexibility, is in its late stages of development. Bitcoin Core contributors agree that the upgrade would benefit Bitcoin, and so far it generally appears…