The new Anti-Money Laundering report done by CipherTrace crypto intelligence company is what we are reading about in today’s crypto news where you can see that almost a billion dollars are stolen this year in various hack attacks.
Currently, about $930 million worth of cryptocurrency is reported to be stolen via hack attacks but the value is expected to reach over a billion until the end of 2018. The company conducting the investigation noted that the protective layers on multiple exchange platforms to be a major problem.
In the Q2 report, CipherTrace noted that there were multiple thefts in the first half of 2018 compared to 2017 in general. One of the biggest hack attacks were more than $730 million worth of cryptocurrency was stolen including the hack of the Japanese exchange Coincheck and BitGrail which were one the exchanges who got hit the hardest.
According to the Q3 report, the things don’t stand optimistic as well. CipherTrace predicts that this trend will go, unfortunately. The company also claims that there are plenty of phishing attempts and scams that are not reported and haven’t made it to the public.
One of the main thefts for 2018 was the hack attack on Bithumb where the exchange lost more than $30 million in a so-called ‘’cyber intrusion’’, and Bancor that lost $24 million due to a smart contract breach. Another exchange Coinrail also lost more than $40 million.
If you take a look at the report, you will see that the US is one of the most vulnerable countries to crypto thefts and hack attacks with more than 55% of the attacks happening in the US.
The report only shows how important is the storing of your cryptocurrency in a hardware wallet and that users should not leave their assets on an exchange exposed.
Bitcoin Ignores Correction Calls: Where Is BTC Headed?
“$BTC – found resistance right at the lower cloud and has opened the weekly candle inside the cloud. This represents the highest time frame that #bitcoin has breached into the cloud…with resistance at just above $10K…”An analyst named Chonis Trading then took to Twitter with the following statement: https://twitter.com/BigChonis/status/1140410183665049603 He also added:
“One more step up the mountain as #bitcoin hits right at the 38.2% fib resistance making it the next target for the bulls to close over and also makes maintaining the 23.6 fib support that much more important for overall continuation…”As Bitcoin ignores correction calls, many believe that the $10,000 mark could be achieved very soon.
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Bitcoin Is Vulnerable, Mayor Buying Zone Is Below $6,800: Analyst
“$BTC still vulnerable. Longs once above $7900-$8000 (higher) or on panic flushes (lower). Next support: 7600-7435, 7200, 6800, 6400. 6800 is major, determined by all three price action, moving averages (50DMA) and fibs (Dec lows to 2019 highs). 6400 is the bull market level.”https://twitter.com/krugermacro/status/1136286134403764225 A new retracement to the 50 day moving average is pretty much exactly at $6,800. Since Bitcoin is vulnerable, this will likely serve as a buying zone, Kruger added:
“I see the 6800-6200 area as a gigantic buying area. I do not know if price will drop there. I know what I’ll do if price drops there.”Another fellow trader named Josh Rager commented that Bitcoin is condensing regarding its price range - which may lead to another volatile move very soon. The crypto trader 'Moon Overlord' also stands on the side saying that Bitcoin is vulnerable. He echoed his sentiment adding a chart which depicts the previous big corrections, stating:
“If you think #bitcoin is in a bull market and are looking to buy the dip, look to the previous run for templates. The largest dip was barely -40%, most are in the -30%’s. A -30/-40 % dip from here coincidentally lines up with the strongest support in the high 5000’s low 6000’s.”https://twitter.com/MoonOverlord/status/1136250450615947265 It seems like Bitcoin is also gaining a negative traction in the latest altcoin news. As we can see, many altcoins are in the red and following the moves of BTC.
Bitcoin Goes Below $8,000 Overnight: What Is The Reason?
“About 20-30 mins before the dump, a whale moved 25k BTC (worth $215M) to Coinbase. About an hour after the dump, a whale moved 14k BTC (worth $112M) from Coinbase to another wallet.”In the coming altcoin news, we can see that the situation is largely affected by the dominant cryptocurrency. As Bitcoin visits lower levels, altcoins are following too. The big sell order may have triggered even altcoin sales - and the market cap of $253 billion is solid proof for that. What's fascinating is the fact that the only gainer in the altcoin news is Bitcoin SV (BSV) which managed to sustain the momentum and stay at $222 which is its price at press time. Besides it, the entire top 40 list is in a sea of red. The cryptocurrency analyst Josh Rager follows as Bitcoin goes to decline even more. This morning, he wrote:
"Bitcoin continues to push down quite aggressively and would like to see a move above $7824 and hold Eyeing that previous CME futures gap that wasn’t explored at $7175 If Bulls don’t step in, I believe the price is heading that way."On the question if Bitcoin will recover, he said that this may be a short term relief that can last hours or days before another push to retest the Bitcoin price action occurs. Similarly, other traders have emphasized that $8,200 is a crucial level that Bitcoin must sustain right now.
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