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Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Bitcoin Congestion Reaches 95%; Fees Remain Relatively Low

Bitcoin blocks experienced up to 95 percent congestion this month, but it didn’t impact its transaction fees, which remain at around $0.1 Cryptocurrency analyst Willy Woo published a graph to demonstrate...

Cryptocurrency Market Update: A New Brave Browser Boosts BAT

FOMO Moments Another flat Saturday as markets are stagnant; Only BAT and DGTX heading higher. The weekend has brought no joy to crypto markets which have remained immobile for the past few days. The slow...

iCloud Hacker Demanded $175,000 Ransom to be Paid in Bitcoin

A hacker who filmed himself accessing Apple iCloud accounts has appeared in a U.K. court. Kerem Albayrak had demanded around $175,000 in ransom be paid in Bitcoin and Apple iTunes vouchers for the non-disclosure...

Global Money Laundering Watchdog to Establish Crypto-Focused Guidelines by June

The global entity responsible for setting international money laundering guidelines is finally ready to lay the foundation for its first crypto-specific set of rules by June 2018. FATF Readies Global Crypto...

CEO of Sberbank: Crypto and Blockchain Will Change the World but Not Yet

The CEO of the Russian state-owned financial service provider Sberbank has stated that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology will fundamentally transform business and finance. That said, Herman Gref...

Novogratz Criticises Tether’s Lack of Transparency, Responds to Roubini

The famous Bitcoin proponent and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has criticised the stable-coin U.S. Dollar Tether (USDT) for failing to provide a trustworthy service for users. The Galaxy Digital...

First Bitcoin Fraud Action Filed by the CFTC, Accused Ordered to Pay Over $2.5 Million

A  New York federal court has ordered Gelfman Blueprint, a Bitcoin-denominated hedge fund, and its CEO Nicholas Gelfman to pay over $2.5 million in civil monetary penalties and restitution in the first...

Is a Gradual Decline to $3,500 in Play For Bitcoin?

Bitcoin so far has been able to find support above the so-called bottom area below $6,000. But it is not enough to beat the long-term bearish bias, according to a famous cryptocurrency analyst. Crypto...

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Remains Vulnerable Below $6,450

Key Points Bitcoin price extended losses and declined below the $6,450 support level against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted key bullish trend line was broken with support at $6,435 on the hourly...

Man in Oslo Killed After Selling Large Amount of Bitcoin, Privacy in P2P

A meeting place that could have been about a common peer-to-peer Bitcoin trade turned into a scene of a brutal killing. A 24-year old Norwegian man was reportedly stabbed to death in his Majorstuen apartment...

Genesis Global Lends $553 Million In Crypto Assets, Institutional Space Booming

Even in the thick of 2018’s crypto bear market, a related subsector has seen an unprecedented boom, with institutions throwing millions of dollars at a well-recognized over-the-counter (OTC) player...

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Bearish Below 100 SMA and $206

Key Highlights ETH price declined further and traded below the $205 and $200 support levels against the US Dollar. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $204 on the hourly...

Cryptocurrency Market Update: FOMO Failing, Good News Not Helping Altcoins

FOMO Moments More declines as we approach the weekend; Bitcoin Cash, Iota and Tezos sliding. The lassitude continues as we end another week in crypto land. No momentum has come from anywhere despite several...

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Are Bears Back in the Game?

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price appears to be turning from the resistance at the top of its descending triangle on the 4-hour chart. Price could be making its way back to the bottom of the triangle...

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Turned Sell on Rallies Near $440

Key Points Bitcoin cash price declined further and traded close to the $420 support level against the US Dollar. There is a new bearish trend line in place with resistance near $435 on the hourly chart...

Crypto Accepted as Payment for Elon Musk’s Flamethrower, No More ETH Giveaways

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is now accepting payments of various cryptocurrencies to purchase its handheld flamethrower and accessories. Buy a Flamethrower with Bitcoin or Ethereum from Elon Musk...

CME Bitcoin Futures Contract Hits Volume High of 5,053 Contracts in Q3, up by 41%

CME Group announced its average daily volumes in the third quarter. Bitcoin futures ADV rose 41 percent to 5,053 contracts with open interest increasing by 19 percent to 2,873. CME Group Announces Bitcoin...

Could Celebrity-Issued Cryptocurrencies Become a New Trend?

World number two tennis professional, Caroline Wozniacki plans to issue her own digital token with celebrity blockchain platform Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX). Fans of the Danish ace will eventually...

Tron Rumors Confirmed: The Mysterious “Partner” is Chinese Giant Baidu

Last Friday, Justin Sun, the founder of the Tron cryptocurrency, published a statement that sparked discussions and speculation in the entire crypto community. The announcement stated that Tron is working...

Novogratz-Led Galaxy Digital, Goldman Sachs Lead BitGo Funding Round

Prominent institutional-grade cryptocurrency wallet provider BitGo raised $58.5 billion in a Series B funding round led by Mike Novogratz’ crypto-focused Galaxy Digital and Wall Street mainstay Goldman...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.37%) this morning are up +0.23% on positive carry-over from a rally in Chinese stocks along with strength in energy stocks with the price of Nov WTI crude oil (CLX18 +0.87%) up +0.61%. European s... Read More

Chart of the Day

Wellcare Group (WCG)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to health care company WellCare Health Plans (WCG). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review the cha...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended the Friday session with most contracts 3 to 4 cents in the red. Nearby Dec wiped out all of last week’s gains, down 1.81% since last Friday. There was a little harvest pressure, and some garden variety profit taking after hit...
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Alan Brugler writes this daily agricultural markets overview with opening, midday and closing comments directed at the gain and meat Ag markets.

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