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Bitcoin ATM India: Unocoin co founder arrested, sent to 7 days police custody.

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Harish BV, the co-founder of the largest Bitcoin Exchange Unocoin was arrested for running a Bitcoin ATM Kiosk service which was set up last week.

Harish BV, the co-founder of the largest Bitcoin Exchange- Unocoin was arrested for running a Bitcoin ATM Kiosk service. The Bitcoin ATM which was set up by Unocoin in Bangalore and other parts of the country was in the news lately.

 

The Chapter

The Bitcoin ATM Kiosk was set up last week with an aim to bypass the ban by the Reserve Bank of India due to which the bank accounts of all cryptocurrency exchanges were shut down. Unocoin Exchange customers were allowed to deposit and withdraw cash from the ATM by buying or selling of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The ATM was not in collaboration with any bank or financial institution.

The Indian Authorities reported that the Bitcoin ATM Kiosk was purely illegal and had been set up by the company and its founders without any permission from the concerned authorities.

The accused, Harish BV was presented at the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court who ordered a policy custody of 7 days. The Indian Authorities also reported that such stringent steps will be taken in future as well.

 

Thoughts

The Police and Indian Authorities warned the general public to not invest in cryptocurrencies.

 

On the other hand, Sathvik Viswanath, partner of Harish BV and the co-founder of Unocoin Exchange said that the business model of Unocoin was totally legal and that it is not illegal to buy and sell bitcoin in India. He stated that his company had been publicized badly after the Indian Finance Minister announced his statement on cryptocurrencies in February this year. Sathvik Viswanath stated:

“The minister’s statement was clear, he stated that cryptocurrencies are not legal tender in India. He did not say ‘illegal tender’. There’s a huge difference. It means you bear the risk of your investment and there’s no regulation for the industry.”

 

According to Unocoin Exchange, the ATM did not do well as the local media purely discouraged it and showcased it under a negative light. The Exchange had tweeted about the same on 21st October 2018:

 

 

The Indian Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts are totally shattered from the move by the authorities and believe that the Indian Government lacks behind in the knowledge about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and relates it to other Ponzi Schemes. Can the following steps that were taken by the Indian Authorities considered genuine? What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Great Week for the top 10

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The current week has proved to be quite amazing for the cryptocurrency market as all major coins are holding green. The total cryptocurrency market rose by around $1.5 billion yesterday night with the price of bitcoin reaching $4100.

 

Bitcoin:

BTCUSD Price Chart

BTC/USD Weekly Price Chart

Bitcoin broke the $4000 resistance level on 17th March and has been over this range since then. Bitcoin has turned the previous resistance into strong support now and has moved upwards slowly currently trading around $4120 (according to Bitfinex chart) with around 1% increase in the last 24 hours. If bitcoin is able to maintain its position above $4100 range for long, it might soon move ahead towards the major long term resistances such as $4500 and $4600.

 

Altcoins:

ETHUSD Weekly Chart

ETH/USD Weekly Chart

Ethereum also saw a nice bullish momentum this week after reaching the highest point of $143. Currently, Ethereum is trading nicely around $140 and is experiencing a few dips while trying to move upwards.

Unlike other top 10 coins, Ripple market is experiencing volatility from the last week but the momentum is still quite bullish.

LTCUSD Weekly Chart

LTCUSD Weekly Chart

Litecoin has been following trends and is steadily trading around $60 from the start of the week. Litecoin has increased more than 1.67% in the last 24 hours which makes it the best performing crypto of the day (in comparison with the top 10 cryptos according to market capitalization). LTC is currently trading around $61 (according to Bitfinex chart).

 

The overall cryptocurrency market is in a bullish momentum with sings of further gains. After a long bearish trend, cryptocurrency analysts are now believing that the bull market might be coming soon.

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Tom Lee: Bitcoin Bull Market Coming Soon

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Tom Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global has predicted that the price of bitcoin will likely experience a bullish run in the next 5 to 6 months.

Tom Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global also known as the bitcoin bull has predicted that the price of bitcoin will likely experience a bullish run in the next 5 to 6 months. Lee predicted this during an interview with the CNBC. According to Lee, the 200 daily moving average is the number to keep in mind. If bitcoin is able to stay above $4000 till August this year, it will cross the 200 daily moving average and thus technically the overall chart would start to look bullish.

During the interview, he also mentioned that the future of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies lies on the fact of whether it becomes an asset class and bitcoin is still in the early days of becoming one. Although Tom Lee has been quite bullish about the price of bitcoin, Fundstrat had recently posted a warning that the cryptocurrency market might crash to a new bottom before actually starting a bull run.

 

Tom Lee on JP Morgan Coin:

In the interview, Lee also expressed his concerns regarding the recently launched JP Morgan Coin which is a stablecoin launched by the banking giant JP Morgan Chase. He said that things such as the JP Morgan Coin and Facebook Coin create use cases for cryptocurrencies and according to him, the JPM Coin is surely not a competitor to bitcoin as it is a stablecoin in nature.

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Alert: Bitcoin Breaks Record, Highest Hash Rate Since November 2018.

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The hash rate of bitcoin which is the power that secures the bitcoin network has recorded the highest level yesterday (19th March) since last year November.  The Bitcoin hash rate passed over fifty-two quintillion hash per second in accordance with the data feed on Blockchain.com.

 

Bitcoin Hash Rate:

Bitcoin hash rate is the computation of the performance of bitcoin miners. In simpler terms, as the hash rate goes higher, the bitcoin network becomes more secure. It becomes more difficult to attack the bitcoin network as an attacker would need increased resources in order to attack the network. The increasing hash rate also depicts the increase in the number of bitcoin miners. As the BTC mining difficulty level is quite stable now, more and more miners are joining the bitcoin network. Although, the increasing hash rate would eventually result in an increase in the overall difficulty level.

bitcoin hash rate 19th march

Bitcoin hash rate 19th March 2019

 

The bitcoin network security is at its peak since November last year. The highest hash rate ever recorded has been around 62 quintillion hash per second in August last year. Looking at the current chart, it depicts that the hash rate might even cross this level in the coming time.

 

The increased hash rate also builds up confidence in the minds of the miners as it shows the overall security of the bitcoin network and thus predicting a secure future of the investment of the miners. Thus, overall, more and more miners are now joining the bitcoin mining network after a subsequent decrease last year which led to a lot of miners moving out of the mining business. Bitcoin price analysts believe that the hash rate of the network follows the price of bitcoin as it helps them in speculating the future price of BTC.

 

During last year’s bear market, the hash rate also fell drastically which led to a lot of miners shutting down and the mining equipment were being sold at waste prices. Now as the hash rate is rising, miners are again turning on their mining rigs and moving back to business. It is also worth examining that the current hash rate of the network is even more than the recorded hash rate in December 2017 when the price of BTC went up to $20,000.

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