Dear colleagues and followers,
The Osiris team remains constantly improving predictive and trading algorithms to deliver the best results achievable. We are using the bearish trend of the recent days as a wonderful opportunity to stress-test our systems and to make them less susceptible to statistical outliers.
Yesterday, there was an upside extension above the $4,300 and $4,350 levels in Bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair even broke the $4,400 high and traded to a new weekly high at $4,437. Later, there was downside correction and the price declined below the $4,300 and $4,250 support levels. The price even broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last leg from the $3,560 swing low to $4,437 high. (Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/11/30/bitcoin-price-watch-btc-usd-could-extend-correction-below-4100/)
Global tech giant Intel, known for its widely-used computer processors, has won a patent connected to its work in the area of cryptocurrency mining. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the company a patent outlining a processor which claims to be able to conduct “energy-efficient high performance bitcoin mining,” specifically naming the SHA-256 algorithm used by the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap. As reported, Intel has previously sought patents related to its work in the area of crypto mining. And it was Intel’s foundry that produced the chips for the mining operation run by 21 Inc, which later rebranded as Earn.com and was ultimately acquired by Coinbase. (Source: https://www.coindesk.com/intel-just-won-a-patent-for-an-energy-efficient-bitcoin-miner)
Last month, the investment firm revealed its new Digital Asset Services arm alongside plans to offer Bitcoin and Ether trading services for institutional investors, also giving them a much-anticipated custody solution for these cryptocurrencies. Tom Jessop, head of Fidelity Digital Assets, shared at the Block FS conference in New York on Thursday the company’s willingness to extend these services to other major cryptocurrencies. “I think there is demand for the next four or five in rank of market cap order. So we will be looking at that,” he said in response to a question posed by Coindesk. One of the potential issues he perceives is the question of which tokens will fall into the US Security and Exchange Commission’s definition of securities, as this will significantly impact the regulation surrounding their use. ”We are waiting for that space to develop,” he noted. (Source: https://bitcoinnews.com/fidelity-considers-digital-trading-of-top-7-cryptocurrencies/)
The following is a scheduled notification from the Osiris team. Our models have been working hard and smart on forecasting the market, and here are the most up-to-date predictions for the next 3 hours:
As usual, red, green and blue rectangles demonstrate predicted values of low, high and close, respectively, with corresponding confidence intervals, and the black arrow illustrates our trades.
It has been two weeks since the notable Bitcoin Cash hard fork, which has resulted in two rival chains, Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV . The recurrent “hash wars” are going back in forth, with the market still responding to the changes in networks’ relative hash rates. As for now, the Bitcoin ABC chain is slightly ahead in terms of hash power (60%) and has a solid 32-block advantage (Sources: https://cash.coin.dance, https://blockchair.com/bitcoin-cash/blocks). The previous Osiris Team's predictions regarding volatile mining profitability typical of Bitcoin SV are been fulfilling ( Bitcoin ABC , despite volatile prices, manages to constantly maintain its mining profitability 5-15% higher than that of the Bitcoin chain), associated with the technical solutions implemented by the ABC chain and with the more organic and diverse mining pool. Despite BTC .top has secured the lead as the largest miner on the ABC .chain (more than 30% recent blocks were mined by this pool), Bitcoin ABC remains less concentrated, having attracted occasional mining from okminer, Waterhole, DPool and prohashing over the last couple of days, with the previous leader, Bitcoin .com, now generating less than 4% of blocks (Source: https://cash.coin.dance). These facts arguably continue to evidence that the Bitcoin ABC chain is comparatively more sustainable. In that regard, the Osiris team remains bullish on the coin.
Thank you for staying in touch.
Two cryptocurrency benchmark indices from data provider CoinMarketCap will launch today on financial data feeds from Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS), Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon (Refinitiv) and Germany’s Börse Stuttgart, as well as on its own platform.
Nasdaq and Bcause LLC, the developer of the very first “full-stack cryptocurrency ecosystem” have announced that Bcause will use Nasdaq’s proprietary order matching engine.
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.
Ripple's Xpring today announced it is partnering with blockchain gaming platform startup Forte by providing $100 million for investment in blockchain gaming developers.
The SEC chairman Jay Clayton provided additional clarity on the securities treatments for cryptocurrency—more specifically by addressing his stance towards William Hinman’s statements about Bitcoin and Ethereum potentially being non-securities.