Bitcoin rate dropped below $ 5 thousand for the first time since October 2017, the day the cryptocurrency collapsed more than 10%.

In the course of trading on the Kraken Stock Exchange, Bitcoin fell to $ 4,970. By 7:47, according to Coindesk, the cryptocurrency is trading at $ 5,119.57, which is 8.1% lower than the previous day.

On the Bitfinex exchange, Bitcoin showed a drop of more than 6%.

The last time bitcoin was trading at around $ 5.3 thousand on October 25, 2017.

At the same time, other popular cryptocurrencies are becoming even cheaper.

According to Bloomberg, the bitcoin rate was $ 4,958.…


The number of cryptocurrency owners in Europe and the USA will grow by more than 2 times

Despite the fall in prices of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the interest in virtual coins in Europe and the USA will more than double in the next few years. This is indicated by the results of a study commissioned by the international bank ING in a number of countries in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Research from March 26 to April 6, 2018 was conducted by the company Ipsos, specializing in the study of market trends. The company has 1000 residents of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Britain, the USA and Australia.

At the time of the survey, only 9% of Europeans owned cryptocurrencies. But in the future, 25% of respondents would like to purchase some kind of cryptocurrency. In the US, the numbers were slightly lower: 8% of those surveyed had already bought virtual coins, and another 21% wanted to acquire them in the future. So in Europe and the United States the number of cryptocurrency owners in the coming years can grow by almost more than 2 times.

Turkey showed record numbers: about 18% of the polled Turks …


The number of transactions in the Bitcoin network reached a maximum in the last 10 months

It is today, November 12, that the number of transactions in the last 24 hours on the Bitcoin network exceeded 300 thousand. According to the portal, the last time such a number of confirmed transactions per day could be observed at the end of January 2018.

It is worth noting that the maximum number of daily transactions of the Bitcoin network reached in December last year and amounted to more than 490,000. The minimum was in April of the current year at 135,129. Heshreit showed an increase at that time.


At the moment, the price of Bitcoin, according to the CoinMarketCap portal, is at the level of 6300 – 6400 US dollars.…


EOS launched the first stableblock CarbonUSD on the EOS blockchain

For the first time, a stablebcoin linked to the US dollar was launched on the EOS blockchain platform. The new digital asset CarbonUSD (CUSD) was launched by Carbon-12 Labs, a start-up press service said in a statement.

Initially, the company led by CEO Samuel Trautwein launched CarbonUSD (CUSD) on the blockbuster Ethereum on September 12, 2018. The new digital asset is equivalent to one US dollar, which allows maintaining the liquidity of this token at a stable level.

Funds used to secure a digital asset are stored in FDIC accounts.

“We offer the best consumer product today. The transition to the new blockchain will be gradual and transparent, since we will leave the entire infrastructure in place so that customers can use the digital asset capabilities supported by fiat money, ”the company’s general director emphasized.

On November 9, Carbon-12 announced that the company’s stablebcoin is already available on the EOS blockchain. Thus, users of Ethereum networks can transfer their tokens to the EOS blockchain, where it is possible to make transactions much faster and cheaper.

In the future, EOS will become the only platform for CarbonUSD (CUSD), because the ecosystem …


Mastercard received a patent for technology to bind the account to the cryptocurrency

The Mastercard payment system received a patent for the technology of linking a fiat currency account to a cryptocurrency user account, according to the data of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The patent filed in May by Mastercard International Incorporated on behalf of inventor Steven Davis (Steven Davis), received confirmation.

The considered method describes the accounting system in which payments are made from a debit card that is linked to a cryptocurrency account. At the same time, the account, in turn, is secured by the second, expressed in fiat money, account of the guarantor, which is the insurance against the market volatility of cryptocurrency due to payments from the card.…


Neteller – an analogue of PayPal launched cryptocurrency transactions

An analogue of the payment platform PayPal, the company Neteller announced that now users can buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, BCN, LTC. According to Neteller CEO Lorenzo Pellegrino, this was made possible thanks to a large amount of investment in technology and innovation in the cryptocurrency space.

Lorenzo Pellegrino also added:
“Since cryptocurrencies are increasingly used by consumers and companies, we want to strengthen our presence in this space. As leaders of electronic payments, we can play a big role here. This will benefit both private users and companies. ”

Neteller users worldwide can now virtually transfer funds instantly. This is another example of how digital currencies are integrated into the traditional financial system. Thanks to cryptointegration, you can quickly convert fiat media to digital and send it in seconds. And the recipient can again change the crypt to Fiat.…

In the 3rd quarter, daily bitcoin-futures trading volume increased by 41%

On the CME commodity exchange’s Twitter page, it was reported that during the last quarter of 2018, the average daily trading volume in futures on Bitcoin rose by 41% compared to last year.


Also, representatives of the exchange reported another important information for the cryptocurrency market. The number of open positions in this instrument increased to 2,803 pieces, which is 19% more than in the 2nd quarter.

The opportunity to trade bitcoin futures on the Chicago Commodity Exchange appeared in December last year.…


A bright future is predicted for Bitcoin: forecast from leading investors

World investors remain optimistic about the future of the main cryptocurrency in the world

It is noted that in September a massive survey of the market sentiment index of Huobi Research was conducted.

Experts have revealed a surge of optimism among leading investors and traders who continue to hope for Bitcoin.

The report was based on survey data collected from September 25 to September 30 from 552 retail and institutional investors from 23 countries. The researchers note that the mood in the market is at 71.1 points out of 100 maximum. This figure is 2.17% more than last month.

Experts also note that 92% of investors who were interviewed expect an increase in the capitalization of the cryptocurrency market in the near future, which will entail an increase in the value of the reference bitcoin.

Almost 75% of investors are confident that capitalization will grow by more than 30%. The most pessimistic are Chinese investors, who are still not in a hurry to invest their own money in the digital market.…