Coinbase Kicks Off New Cash-For-Bitcoin Lending ServiceCoinbase has confirmed that its maiden venture into the lending space will see customers get up to 30% of their bitcoin holdings up to a maximum amount of $20,000. The interest rate is reasonable going by industry standards and the maximum allotted period for repayment has been fixed at 12 months. The application process for this service will be kept simple and the applicants can expect the loan to be credited in their account within 2 – 3 days, says the Coinbase announcement. Read the Full Article
Bitcoin Retreats After Failing to Breach Key Resistance [Analysis]The Bitcoin bulls seem to have lost the upper hand after the alpha-crypto failed to hold its fort north of $11,650 in the early hours of Thursday (UTC). As of this writing, the BTC/USD pair is facing short-term Fib resistance at $11,605. According to BeInCrypto’s technical analyst Valdrin, Bitcoin may have started the C-wave of an A-B-C correction. While there is a bullish divergence in the six-hour MACD, the daily MACD is currently well in the red. If the current trajectory continues, the BTC price could dip to as low as $10,250 in the coming days. Read the Full Analysis
COMP Continues Climbing Towards New All-Time HighCompound (COMP) token, the native governance asset of one of the fastest-growing DeFi projects out there, almost reached a record valuation yesterday. Launched in June 2020, COMP has had a crazy ride so far with the price hitting an all-time high around $330 on June 21, less than a week since launch. After the COMP/USD pair declined to almost $110 on Aug 2, the price has once again picked up momentum, albeit with crazy swings in both directions. It seems that yesterday’s price movement was the third wave, which came to an end this morning. The fourth wave bottom appears to already have been hit earlier around $218. Read the Full Analysis
5 Malaysian Bitcoin Miners Nabbed for Stealing Electricity Worth $59k Per MonthMalaysian law enforcement agencies have nabbed five individuals who were allegedly stealing electricity worth $59,000 each month. The lure of free electricity was too much for their thriving Bitcoin mining business. The details surrounding the heist are a little fudgy. Although, it was confirmed that they were running a sizeable operation with at least 3,000 mining rigs, all of which have since been seized by the authorities. Read the Full Article
Germany to Introduce Draft Law on Tokenized Blockchain SecuritiesIn the latest pro-crypto move by the German government, the country’s Finance Ministry recently published a draft bill aimed at modernizing its securities law with the introduction of provisions catering to blockchain-based assets. With unregistered token sales no longer tenable in several jurisdictions, the focus is now on fully-regulated asset tokenization. Read the Full Article
EOS Fails to Sustain Prices Above $3EOS kicked off a new upward move that culminated with a high of $3.48 on Aug 2. The high coincides with the 0.5 Fib level of the entire previous downward move which started in February. The price was rejected on Aug 2, creating a bearish engulfing candlestick with massive volume. It is currently trying to hold on to the $2.96 support area, created by the 0.382 Fib level of the same decline. Read the Full Analysis
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