Bitcoin Price Could Hit $15,000 This Year

Christopher Matta, Goldman Sachs

According to my estimates, the recent tx spam on the ETH network cost up to ~$15m USD

Vitalik Buterin


On Saturday, December 29, the popular bitcoin exchange Kraken launched margin trading for Bitcoin Cash and XRP.

Kraken Enabled A Margin Trading For Bitcoin Cash and XRP

Manufacturers of popular hardware wallets for storing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies Ledger and Trezor published official statements in which they responded to the information that the researchers supposedly had managed to identify several attack vectors.

The Developers Of Ledger And Trezor Commented On The Information About Vulnerabilities In Their Hardware Wallets

BitDeer announced the launch of new miners and tariffs. The company noted that the new offer is due to the growth of the customer base by 1350% since the official launch on December 13.

Cloud Mining Service BitDeer Launched A Line Of Tariffs On New Miners

The law firm Schall announced the filing of a class action suit against the manufacturer of graphics cards Nvidia. Representatives of the company are sure that the company misled its shareholders by statements that the fall in demand from crypto-currency miners will not affect the financial performance. This is stated in the press release.

Nvidia Will Face A Class Action Lawsuit Due To The Decline In Sales

A cryptocurrency expert from Wall Street Journal Paul Vigna came to the conclusion that bitcoin had become more correlated with gold amid the fall of world indexes.

The Price Of Bitcoin Has Become More Correlated With The “Fear Index” VIX and Gold

According to the analytical service Messari, the return on investment (ROI) in bitcoin amounted to -71.52%.

2018 Turned Out To Be The Worst Year For Bitcoin Investors’s specialists revealed a number of vulnerabilities in hardware wallets Trezor and Ledger. As a result, they managed to attack the wallets successfully during the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig.

Researchers Successfully Attacked Hardware Wallets Trezor And Ledger

On December, 25th, a block #562257 (65 MB) was mined on Bitcoin SV network, one of Bitcoin Cash forks. It became one of the largest ever blocks.

The Largest Ever Block Was Mined On Bitcoin SV Network

On December, 27th, a transaction of 90 million XRP was registered in Ripple network, at the moment when the transferred was made, transfer amount was worth of $33 million. Note that the wallets of a sender and a buyer are not registered as belonging to an organization or a person.

90 Million XRP Transferred On Ripple

At least 340 British companies operating in the field of cryptocurrency and blockchain, were forced to cease operations this year. More than 60% of them were liquidated between June and November. Thus, the total number of crypto-currency companies that were had to close due to the market decline and other reasons, has increased more than […]

At least 340 UK Bitcoin And Blockchain Companies Ceased Operations In 2018