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California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead

January 10, 2019 |

It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states.

At least nine governors taking their oaths of office this month, from Nevada to Michigan to New York, campaigned…


L.A. Times – Business

Retailers Lead Stock Gains on Wall Street

January 7, 2019 |

Stocks rose again following a strong report on the economy and the resumption of trade talks between the US and China, the AP reports. The gains Monday built on a massive rally on Friday, the latest big swing over the past three months. Companies that rely on consumer spending did…
Newser

TMZ

The Ataris Lead Singer Kris Roe Lucky to Be Alive After Car Crash in Hollywood

December 19, 2018 |

Kris Roe was involved in a scary car accident Monday night in Hollywood … and The Ataris lead singer tells us he’s surprised he lived to tell his story.  Kris tells TMZ … he was driving his tour van through Hollywood late Monday night when…

TMZ.com

Sean Parker built Napster and helped lead Facebook. Now he’ll guide you to the beach

December 14, 2018 |

When Sean Parker crossed California’s beach access police over his wedding in Big Sur, the tech billionaire agreed to create a coastal access app for the people. The app launches Thursday after an unusual collaboration between two very different, but very California, worlds.
L.A. Times – Business

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH

November 21, 2018 |

Markets Update: Major Crypto Markets Dump in Unison

Cryptocurrency markets have continued to see significant losses, with BCH, BTC, and ETH posting new lows for 2018. Despite also losing fiat value, XRP’s gains when priced in BTC have extended its dominance over ETH.

Also Read: ETH Mining Not Profitable, Miner Heats Home With ASIC Rigs 

BCH Posts All-Time Lows

BCH has continued to produce bearish momentum, dropping to record lows against both fiat and cryptocurrency pairings. When measuring against the dollar, BCH has spent the majority of today, Nov. 21, bouncing between the record low area of $ 230 and local resistance at roughly $ 270. BCH has lost approximately 60% of its dollar value in the last fortnight in the wake of its contentious hard fork. As of this writing, BCH is trading for roughly $ 247 on Bitstamp.

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH
BCH/USD – Bitstamp – 4HR

When measuring against BTC, BCH recently posted its lowest recorded price since its opening day of trade, falling to the 0.045 BTC area yesterday on Bittrex. Since then, BCH/BTC has bounced roughly 16% to currently trade for 0.05123 BTC. BCH/BTC has lost over 42% in the last two weeks.

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH
BCH/BTC – Bittrex – 1D

BCH is currently the fourth largest cryptocurrency market with a total capitalization of $ 4.1 billion, equating to roughly 2.75% of the total cryptocurrency market cap.

BTC Drops Below $ 5,000 for First Time Since October 2017

BTC is currently trading at prices not witnessed since Oct. 2017, at approximately $ 4,620 on Bitfinex and $ 4,500 on Bitstamp as of this writing. BTC posted a new low for 2018 on Tuesday, dropping to $ 4,300 on Bitfinex and $ 4,050 on Bitstamp. Binance, the exchange hosting the largest BTC trade volume, also posted record-breaking volume during yesterday’s dump.

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH
BTC/USDT – Binance – 1D

BTC has fallen by 28.5% in the last seven days and is down over 76% from its all-time highs of roughly $ 19,900. The stochastic RSI of BTC is at the bottom of the sub-20 threshold on the one-day, three-day and weekly charts.

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH
BTC/USD – Bitstamp – 1W – RSI

The market capitalization of BTC is $ 79.24 billion, accounting for 53.3% of the total capitalization of the cryptocurrency markets according to Coinmarketcap.

XRP Extends Dominance Over ETH

XRP has posted mixed performance in recent days, showing consolidation against BTC while simultaneously losing value against the dollar. XRP is currently trading for $ 0.445 after wicking down to test support at the $ 0.41 – $ 0.42 area multiple times on Nov 20. Looking at the daily chart, XRP appears to have been channeling within a sideways range for the last two months, despite having fallen to its lowest point in six weeks.

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH
XRP/USD – Bitfinex – 4HR

When measuring against BTC, XRP has consolidated within a tightening range at the 0.0001 BTC area in recent days.

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH
XRP/BTC – Bitfinex – 4HR

XRP’s position as the largest altcoin by market cap has extended significantly in recent days, with ripple’s nearly $ 17.8 billion market cap currently comprising 12% of the total capitalization of the cryptocurrency markets. As of this writing, XRP’s market cap is 27% larger than the total capitalization of ETH.

ETH Hits 16-Month Low Against USD

The price of ETH has fallen to levels not witnessed since July 2017, with the markets posting an annual low of roughly $ 125 on Bitfinex on Tuesday. Ethereum has lost approximately 36% in the last seven days and is down roughly 90% since December’s highs of approximately $ 1,400. As of this writing, ETH is trading for roughly $ 136.50.

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH
ETH/USD – Bitfinex – 1W

Despite falling just shy of testing September’s annual low of 0.027 BTC, the ETH/BTC charts appear to be testing a support area following several days of consolidation between the 0.029 BTC and 0.031 BTC range. With the exception of September’s dip and a sharp wick posted at the start of May 2017, the market had not fallen below 0.03 BTC since mid-March 2017. As of this writing, ETH is trading for roughly 0.0295 BTC, a nearly 80% drop from January’s all-time highs.

Markets Update: Dump Drives Record BTC Volume on Binance, XRP Extends Lead Over ETH
ETH/BTC – Bitfinex – 1W

ETH is currently the third largest crypto market with a total capitalization of roughly $ 14 billion, comprising 9.4% of the value of the combined cryptocurrency markets.

Do you think the bear season has bottomed out for the year? Or are new lows in sight for crypto in 2018? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Tech Stocks Lead Slump on Wall Street

November 19, 2018 |

Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street, pulled down by more steep losses in big technology companies, the AP reports. Apple, Microsoft and Facebook all came under heavy selling pressure Monday. The losses came after the US and China clashed at a Pacific Rim summit over the weekend, dashing…
Newser

Tech stocks lead a slump on Wall Street

November 19, 2018 |

Technology stocks are leading a slump on Wall Street on Monday, led by big drops in Apple and Facebook shares.

Apple was down 3.9% in mid-session trading, and Facebook declined 5.2%.

Nissan’s U.S.-listed shares slumped 5.1% after the automaker’s chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested on suspicion…


L.A. Times – Business

Candidates supported by Disney lead in Anaheim but voters are split on ‘living wage’ measure

November 7, 2018 |

Anaheim City Council candidates who are supported by the city’s biggest employer — the Disneyland Resort — were leading a wide field of hopefuls in early returns Tuesday night, but voters were split on a controversial “living wage” initiative that Disney has opposed.

The politics in Anaheim have…


L.A. Times – Business

Industrial and tech firms lead U.S. stocks higher

November 6, 2018 |

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as industrial and technology companies recovered some of the big losses they took over the last month. Strong company earnings also contributed to the gains, but stocks stayed calm as traders waited for results from the midterm election.

Industrial and basic materials companies…


L.A. Times – Business

Banks, Energy Companies Lead Stock Gains

November 5, 2018 |

Stocks are closing mostly higher on Wall Street as gains for financial and energy companies outweigh weakness in the technology sector, the AP reports. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway rose 4.7% Monday after the company announced solid results over the weekend. Energy companies were broadly higher following an 8.6%…
Newser