​BTC managed to find support around $8,000 after a tight consolidation  for a few days. Price action is interesting as momentum picked up fast  and is looking to retest previous resistances. A continuation is likely  if BTC gets a good close in the daily. Next possible resistance is  around $9,000+. Invalidation - if price fails to hold the 50 MA in the weekly chart.

Global market cap is at $226B, while BTC's market cap is at $154B.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has launched its highly anticipated bitcoin options for trading. CME's bitcoin futures contracts started trading on CME Globex around  15:00 UTC on Jan. 13, 2020. Each contract is quoted in US dollars, represents five bitcoin per contract and is cleared centrally to avoid counterparty risk. CME accurately tracks bitcoin's price via trade flow data from several of the large bitcoin exchanges.

Telegram will release bank records to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on  or before Feb. 26, per a Jan. 13 filing by the court. The ruling will  allow Telegram to redact information provided to the court in accordance with foreign privacy regulations. This comes after the SEC's previous request for Telegram to release its records was denied, due to privacy concerns.

The  Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Naokazu Takemoto, visited Manila on January 4 to meet with Cabinet Secretary  Raul Lambino, administrator and CEO of the Cagayan Economic Zone  Authority (CEZA) to discuss the future of financial technology businesses in the country and in Asia, especially those related to cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and security tokens and security token offerings. Lambino pushed for new laws on crypto and security tokens,  saying "Congress needs to enact laws surrounding STOs and virtual  currencies and appoint a particular government agency to have  jurisdiction to supervise the implementation of this."

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