CBOE Will Not List Bitcoin Futures in March, Cites Need to Assess Crypto Derivatives

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) will not add a new Bitcoin (BTC) futures market in March, the firm said in a statement on March 14. Per the statement, CBOE is re-evaluating how it approaches trading digital assets. CBOE said: “CFE is not adding a Cboe Bitcoin (USD) (“XBT”) futures contract for trading in March 2019. CFE is assessing its approach with respect to how it plans to continue to offer digital asset derivatives for trading. While it considers its next steps, CFE does not currently intend to list additional…

French Court Clerks to Use IBM Blockchain Platform for Corporate Registry

French commercial court clerks will use a blockchain-based platform to record changes in companies’ legal status within the country. The development was revealed in an official announcement on March 14. The blockchain network was jointly developed by IBM and the National Council of Clerks (NCC) and will reportedly be deployed starting in 2019 by the clerks operating in commercial courts across France. The blockchain platform is built on the Hyperledger Fabric framework and aims to increase transparency and efficiency in legal transactions associated with the lifecycle of companies in the…

Bitcoin Price on Verge of Racing into Bull Market

Tom Lee made an extraordinary prediction in December, one that turned out to be false. He said Bitcoin would go way back over $10,000, which was an adjustment from an earlier prediction. Now, while Bitcoin trades sideways within a tight range but altcoins are experiencing a resurgence dubbed by Mati Greenspan as “alt-season,” Lee says another bull run is on the way. 2019 Will Be ‘Year about Repair’ for Bitcoin Speaking to CNBC, Lee said today: Join CCN for $19.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including…

Some Altcoins Make Mild Gains, Crude Oil Futures See Four-Month High

Thursday, March 14 — cryptocurrency markets are trading sideways, with some major coins making minor gains on the day, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is up less than one percent over the past 24 hours, and is trading at $3,921 at press time. The major cryptocurrency has seen small volatility over the day, having dipped to as low as $3,901, while the intraday high reached $3,946 as of press time. Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ethereum (ETH), the second top cryptocurrency by market…

Republican Leader Claims Blockchain Can Make US Government More Efficient

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current Republican Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives, said on Tuesday, March 12, that blockchain can make the U.S. Congress a more efficient and transparent place. Speaking to the Select Committee for Modernization of Congress, McCarthy said that blockchain technology has changed the paradigm of security in the financial world: “Blockchain is changing and revolutionizing the security of the financial industry. Why would we wait around and why wouldn’t we institute blockchain on our own, to be able to check the technology but…

Litecoin (LTC) Bulls Have the Upper Hand, Sights at $70

Litecoin prices stable and bullish QuadrigaCX founder had the best interests in mind and cared for his customers Transaction volumes low but revival depends on LTC demand Cotten’s window now says his husband had the best intentions and interest for QuadrigaCX users as the search of $190 million worth of Bitcoins and other assets continue. At spot rates, Litecoin is bullish, and trading above $50 meaning buyers have a chance in days ahead. Litecoin Price Analysis Fundamentals $190 is not pocket change, and it gets worse because few are buying…

SEC Chairman Highlights Investor Protection in Regard to Bitcoin ETF

United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton is still concerned about investor protection when it comes to the commission approving a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF). The SEC chairman spoke about crypto in an interview with FOX Business on March 14. In the interview, Clayton claimed to be neutral toward digital currencies, saying that he is not a spokesperson against the asset. The SEC chairman explained that he is concerned with the potential for manipulation associated with the space, and wants to guarantee investor protection: “What I’m…

House GOP Leader McCarthy Says US Govt. Must Go All-In on Blockchain

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is sounding a lot like a tech entrepreneur these days. In a plea before a select committee on March 12 introducing ideas for Congress to prioritize in the 21st century, the GOP leader made his case for integrating blockchain technology into the government’s day-to-day operations. Kevin McCarthy: U.S. Government Should Dive Head-First into Blockchain McCarthy fell short of proposing that they use a public crypto network such as Ethereum, for instance, suggesting instead that the U.S. government build its own blockchain. He is,…

Bitcoin (BTC) Set For $4,500 With Tether (USDT) Reserve Doubts

Bitcoin prices stable and bullish Suspicion around Tether reserves will likely benefit Bitcoin Participation levels low but could increase as demand picks up Tether is making headlines thanks to their latest update touching on their reserves. While Bitcoin prices are unresponsive, it is likely that BTC will react as investors get edgy liquidating their USDT. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals By rolling a service with the express purpose of sheltering crypto traders during times of uncertainty, investors as well as traders expect better from Tether. On many occasions, the state of…

Ripple (XRP) Drops But Quick Recovery Reveal Strong Demand

Ripple prices temporarily drop but recover Streams of bullish fundamentals would help build momentum Activating triggers at 34 cents must be a wide-ranging bull bar with volumes above 61 million Momentum is building in lower time frames. Since technical indicators are favorable and the streams of bullish fundamental prop prices, odds are Ripple (XRP) will trend above 40 cents in weeks ahead. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals The crypto winter may be biting, but that is not stopping major marketing moving announcements. Top of the list is XRP listing at CoinBase…