CryptoSlate Weekly Recap - Top Crypto Stories

Welcome to CryptoSlate Recap Sunday Edition! This week’s top stories included:

Major exchange eTrade reportedly integrating Bitcoin and Ethereum for 5 million users

Major exchange eTrade reportedly integrating Bitcoin and Ethereum for 5 million users

According to the New York Times journalist Nathaniel Popper, eTrade, a US-based major financial assets and stocks exchange, is preparing to integrate bitcoin and ethereum for 5 million users. “In the wake of TD Ameritrade quietly opening Bitcoin trading for some of its customers, I was just told that eTrade is preparing to begin offering […]

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Is Nasdaq about to introduce Bitcoin?

Is Nasdaq about to introduce Bitcoin?

It’s no secret that there is a growing interest among institutional investors for Bitcoin. Just as the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is reportedly eyeing a BitLicense for its cryptocurrency exchange Bakkt, just a few months ago, Nasdaq launched Brave New Coin’s Bitcoin and Ethereum Liquidity Indexes (BLX and ELX). Today, Nasdaq is back in the news […]

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Bitcoin is one of the best-performing assets of 2019

Bitcoin is one of the best-performing assets of 2019

Since bitcoin’s epic rally in April, the cryptocurrency has recaptured its position as one of the best-performing assets in year-to-date yield. Currently, BTC is outperforming mainstream tradable assets—including the Nasdaq, S&P 500, real estate, oil, and gold. Bitcoin Shows Outstanding YTD Performance Bitcoin had an epic rally in the first week of April, surging from […]

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As XRP underperforms Ripple and CTO David Schwartz sell-off holdings

As XRP underperforms Ripple and CTO David Schwartz sell-off holdings

Within the last 30-days, bitcoin has gained 29 percent and the crypto markets overall have appreciated 22.5 percent. In contrast, XRP underperformed with losses of 7 percent while Ripple and its CTO David Schwartz have continued to sell-off their holdings. BTC/XRP—Relative Market Analysis On Apr. 1st, bitcoin experienced a spectacular rally that brought its price […]

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Bitcoin and gold, why Warren Buffett doesn’t invest in either

Bitcoin and gold, why Warren Buffett doesn’t invest in either

As excitement starts to once again build in bitcoin, it is important to consider why it may underperform as an investment. Warren Buffett, one of the planet’s most influential investors, has an aversion towards both BTC and gold. And, his reasoning may have some merit. Warren Buffett’s Thesis on Investing Warren Buffett invests in productive […]

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Analyzing bitcoin’s break above $4200, is it a trap?

Analyzing bitcoin’s break above $4200, is it a trap?

The break of the $4,200 resistance level represented a pivot point for bitcoin. Many respected analysts believe the bottom is in for BTC, while a few others predict it could sustain more losses. Whether the former or the latter is right, it’s noticeable that optimism is growing among investors as the market continues to surge—the […]

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Bitcoin up 40% within one month, potential triggers and predictions

Bitcoin up 40% within one month, potential triggers and predictions

The bitcoin price has surged by a staggering 40 percent in the past 30 days. What’s causing the new wave of momentum and interest in BTC? While the initial 20 percent BTC rally the first week of April, which pushed its price from$4,200 to $5,000, was considered positive upside movement by many. However, analysts like ProChain […]

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Upcoming block reward halving could give Litecoin a boost

Upcoming block reward halving could give Litecoin a boost

Litecoin (LTC), one of the earliest Bitcoin forks, is only 100 days away from a block reward reduction event that plans to make it harder for the tokens to be mined—which could make the circulating supply of LTC more valuable. The Halving Event Much like bitcoin, from time to time Litecoin goes through a fixed […]

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Nike files trademark for “CRYPTOKICKS,” footwear’s foray into blockchain

Nike files trademark for “CRYPTOKICKS,” footwear’s foray into blockchain

Footwear and sports apparel giant Nike secured a trademark for “CRYPTOKICKS” and alluded to its intent to pursue a wide array of blockchain-related services. On Apr. 19th Nike filed a trademark for the word mark “CRYPTOKICKS” with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for use in a wide array of cryptocurrency-related goods and services. […]

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Zerocoin exploit found, Zcoin attacked, other privacy coins at risk

Zerocoin exploit found, Zcoin attacked, other privacy coins at risk

The Zcoin team discovered a vulnerability in the cryptography of the Zerocoin protocol that allows an attacker to forge zero-knowledge proofs and create coins out of thin air. Coins using the protocol such as PIVX and Veil are vulnerable to attack until Zerocoin is disabled. Although the exposed flaw is fixable, the Zcoin team does not plan to […]

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