- The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe bans all activities related to cryptocurrencies
- Cryptocurrency conferences still catch people’s eye despite a price slump we have seen this year
- Individuals find new ways to bypass the crypto bank in Pakistan
The past week proved to be a weak one for cryptocurrency traders as major digital coins lost ground. Over the weekend we witnessed a shy try to bounce back, however, it fizzled out. In terms of the latest news the Zimbabwean story seems to deserves particular attention after an unprecedented step taken by the country’s central bank. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwean issued a statement named “Circular to Banking Institutions: Virtual Currencies” where it banned all cryptocurrency-related activity in the African nation providing local companies with a two month grace period. The document focuses on the risks involved with virtual currencies and the need to ensure strict adherence to sound risk management. This move seems to be extraordinary given hyperinflation the country has been struggling for a long time. Do notice that there were some assumptions the country could adopt the Dash-based system so as to cope with unbridled price growth.
Bitcoin failed to retain all its gains it made yesterday, and therefore one may suspect the price could struggle to come back above $8640. Once the price breaks below its 50DMA it would pave the way for a deeper pullback toward $6500. Source: xStation5
Cryptocurrency conferences still catch people’s eye despite a price slump we have seen this year
Bitcoin has lost a chunk of its gains thus far this year, but despite it people are still deeply interested in the blockchain technology, according to CoinDesk data. The company offers the data concerning attendees of cryptocurrency conferences whose a count is rising year by year as depicted at the chart below. The Coindesk’s Consensus conference which has kicked off this week is estimated to totalled 4000+ attendees even as a single ticket is not cheap and costs $2000. Thus, one may conclude that virtual currencies are still profitable businesses as this year’s conference, if forecasts realized, should earn more than $8 million.
Individuals find new ways to bypass the crypto bank in Pakistan
Pakistan introduced a ban on virtual currency activities last month following a similar measure implemented by the Reserve Bank of India. However, individuals have reportedly found some ways to bypass those restrictions allowing themselves to trade digital currencies despite the official prohibition. According to Danyal Manzar, CEO of the Pakistani first Bitcoin exchange Urdubit, those who want to trade virtual currencies will continue to do so because alternative ways still exist and new ones will be invented.
Litecoin also failed to break its resistance at $175 and similarly to Bitcoin could continue moving lower over the next hours. If so, one could look for an increased demand in the vicinity of $110. Source: xStation5