Analysts Warn That ‘Crypto Hangover’ Could Persist for AMD

Ahead of the release of Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) fourth quarter (Q4) report for 2018, analysts state that the company could still be facing problems due to a “crypto hangover,” business news site MarketWatch reported on Jan. 25. The firm is expected to release the report after markets close next Tuesday. Susquehanna financial analyst Christopher Rolland reportedly said that AMD has managed expectations well, but lower retail prices for graphics processing units (GPU) could still cause problems. AMD’s popular Radeon RX580 GPU, which has been widely used by crypto miners,…

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Announces Partnership with Major Swiss Online Bank

European cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has announced a partnership with major Swiss online bank Dukascopy, according to an announcement published on Friday, Jan. 25. Bitstamp will support Bitcoin (BTC) transactions on behalf of Dukascopy Bank. Clients will be able to send BTC to their accounts, convert them to U.S. dollars and trade on the Swiss FX Marketplace. In addition to that, customers can transfer their funds back to the wallet in form of BTC. Bitstamp believes the new partnership will contribute to bridging the gap between crypto and traditional finance. In…

Ripple Sold $535 Million Worth of XRP in 2018

Ripple (XRP) sold $535.56 million worth of XRP in 2018, according its quarterly report for Q4 2018 released on Jan. 24. The report further notes that the sales of XRP tokens in Q4 2018 amounted to $129.03 million worth, which is equivalent to 0.24 percent of global XRP volume. The Q4 average XRP daily volume was reportedly equivalent to $585.7 million and is the highest since the first quarter of the year. During Q4 3 billion XRP was reportedly released from of cryptographic escrow while 2.4 billion were returned. According…

Decentralized Secured Loans Network Enables Borrowers and Lenders to Set Their Own Terms

A decentralized peer-to-peer network is aiming to streamline the experience crypto holders have when borrowing and lending their assets — and give them the chance to strike up loan agreements on their own terms. Nitrogen says its aim is to help crypto enthusiasts increase liquidity and hedge risks in a secure and simple way, enabling them to leverage assets for their benefit. Alice Stork, the company representative, told Cointelegraph that “Nitrogen’s goals are to stimulate interest in cryptocurrencies and their markets […] and to act in the general interests of…

Bitcoin Revolution Scam | Malta Warns of “Get-Rich-Quick” Scam

An alleged global scamming scheme called ‘Bitcoin Revolution’ is doing the rounds and traders are being warned not to fall for it. The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) issued a warning against it today via an official document. Bitcoin Revolution The alleged crypto scam likens to a typical get-rich-quick scheme and operates through several websites, though only one has been officially named: the-bitcoinrevolution.org. The scheme has been advertised on social media platforms and has used the images of prominent local personalities claiming they have become rich from the crypto investments. Unregistered According…

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 25

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The highly-anticipated Bitcoin ETF proposal by VanEck and SolidX partners to list on CBOE’s BZX exchange was withdrawn on Jan. 23 due to the ongoing government shutdown. VanEck’s founder and CEO, Jan Van Eck, told CNBC that they can allay many of SEC’s concerns…

Blockchain-Driven Real Estate Platform Closes Seed Funding Round Backed by Morgan Creek

Blockchain-based real estate platform RealBlocks has successfully closed a seed funding round backed by digital assets manager Morgan Creek Digital, a press release reveals Friday, Jan. 25. Per the announcement, a $3.1 million round was led by United States-based commerce company Science Inc. with participation from Morgan Creek Digital, Zelkova Ventures, Ulu Ventures, and Cross Culture Ventures. The specific amounts of investment were not disclosed. RealBlocks has designed a decentralized platform that tokenizes shares of private equity funds. It also allows real estate investors to sell shares at both domestic…

New Startup From Ethereum Co-Founder Gavin Wood Plans $60 Million ICO: WSJ

Crypto startup Polkadot (DOT), created by Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Gavin Wood, is planning an initial coin offering (ICO) aiming to raise up to $60 million, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Jan. 24. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ reports that, if successful, Polkadot’s token sale would bring the fully-diluted market value — or the value all tokens in circulation, plus as those not issued — of its tokens to $1.2 billion. Developed by Swiss Web3 Foundation and Parity Technologies, Polkadot reportedly aims to solve issues with blockchain…

Blockchain Startup Stox and Founder Sued for $4.6 Million Over Alleged Fraud

A Chinese investor has sued a prominent Israeli crypto entrepreneur and his blockchain firm Stox (STX) over alleged fraud, English-language newspaper The Times of Israel reports Jan. 25. The investor, Zhewen Hu, is suing Stox and its founder for $4.6 million, according to the report. Hu allegedly invested a total of around $3.8 million worth of Ethereum (ETH) in the blockchain firm — an open source, Ethereum-based prediction market platform dubbed Stox, founded by Moshe Hogeg. Hogeg is well-known for his multiple cryptocurrency-related ventures — which include founding blockchain smartphone…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Crypto, The New Amazon– Charles Hoskinson

Bitcoin price stagnant in a $300 range Charles Hoskinson says crypto will retest 2017 peaks in 11 years Transactional volumes low, average 12k thus consolidation According to Hoskinson, the crypto market is far from mature. In that case, he expects assets like Bitcoin to retest 2017 highs in the next 11 years. Even so, there are movements, and the failure of bears to drive prices below $3,500 is an endorsement for bulls. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Charles Hoskinson is the founder of Cardano and the co-founder of Ethereum Classic. However,…