Basic Attention Token BAT

$0.1211
Market Cap $ 148.002 MM (#32)
24h Volume $ 4.309 MM
Chg. 24h: -7.97%
Algo. score 4.1/5  (#35)
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Am I the only one who feels like I'm investing in a pre-revenue ad company?

Even though I enjoy the tipping functionality of BAT and do use it, I feel like the token value growth will come from companies buying ad space. Marketing firms and arms of companies have millions of dollars they need to spend. A 5 million+ monthly user browser with billboard space to spare seems like it will become just one of many outlets these companies place on their expense sheets by default. I'm very excited by this. Does anyone else look at it the same way? Edit: I need to be more clear here guys. How does Google make their money? How does Facebook make their money? How does Twitter make their money? Now, let me ask you this: What if you could have invested early in those companies?

2 days ago

Crosspost from r/cryptocurrency: This is why @jordanbpeterson and I are leaving Patreon and working on an alternative. It’s becoming clearer and clearer to me that crypto and decentralization will have to play a significant role. Dave Rubin

https://twitter.com/RubinReport/status/1083172659880284161?s=19 Can someone please tell Jordan Peterson AND Dave Rubin to get verified with BAT? I just went to each of their sites to try and tip them a few bucks each and neither is BAT verified. "Crypto and Decentralization will have to play a significant role" but the people do too. In this case, just sign up to receive BAT tips. Or at least tell their web admins to. Edit: Asked nicely :)

3 days ago

Don’t Make Decisions for 2019 until You Read Our 2019 In-House Predictions on China, US and the rest of Asia

When we launched Global Coin Research a year ago, our goal was to help our readers from all over the world to understand what’s happening in Asia in the crypto market, exchanges, and blockchain projects. We want to help our readers overcome the information, language and culture barrier to define what matters on the ground in Asia, that’s most consequential in shaping the crypto world, and the future. As cryptocurrency and blockchain are such multidisciplinary fields, it is of the utmost importance to understand the various types of entities and individuals that affects it- and that it affects. As the space becomes more mature, we have realized an obligation to help folks understand not just blockchain in Asia, but Asia itself. What are the regulators thinking about China? How are the US projects received in Korea? These important questions all require an understanding of the cultural, political and economic agendas. As a result, we realized what may be more valuable for readers are practical tools, first-principles, and knowledge around the most important entities and key figures that affect the billions of lives there. As a result, we are doubling down on providing more guides and resources for 2019, starting off with our recommendation on the 5 Books to Understanding China and its Internet Economy, including Implications for the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem. This post is about my predictions for 2019. As a writer, I often feel very privileged that I can hide behind the screen and just write and easily put my ideas out there and get it disseminated. And with time on my hands, what I also get to enjoy more than most other folks in industry is that I get to spend a lot of time thinking, observing and listening from smart people all over the world. These predictions for 2019 are all my own. I hope they serve as a point of view and as an initial place for exploration as you are making decisions for your company and investments for 2019 and beyond. There are so many more ideas and content packed in every bullet point, but we tried hard to keep them succint and easy to digest. Ultimately, we’d love to get your feedback and hear from you. Index Index My Top Favorite Predictions Funding and Markets Exchanges China US Korea, Japan, Singapore My Top Favorite Predictions 1.Despite the number of reports and ongoing media coverage about China’s digital currency, we have to be cognizant that investors and media all like to speculate, and their prediction timing can be off by years. The truth is that China’s Central Party moves very slowly, and we likely won’t see China releasing its own digital currency next year or the year after. However, we may see more direct dialogues and interactions between the technology, blockchain companies with the central regulators (discussed more in detail in China section). 2.Globally minded, crypto funds with an understanding for Asia will enjoy significant information and go-to-market advantages than funds that purely just have a US arm. By the end of 2018, we’ve already seen a number of prominent, seasoned Crypto investors gravitating towards a global crypto investment approach such as Dragonfly Capital, Primitive Ventures, Presence Capital and Hashed. And we will see more of them in 2019. These funds have access to resources globally (including being physically closer to the exchanges and companies based out of Asia), which is something very unique and I think is highly differentiated in this market. That is to say, even when I talk to a number of Asian funds, they always seem to have a good grasp of US markets. But it’s often not the other way around. This is arguably because all of the large profile projects are based out the US, but that geographical proximity will no longer be enough in the next year. Companies will come to investors and ask them what differentiated things do they have to offer. My advice for standalone US funds, start finding global alliances now and build your presence in Asia gradually. Know who the Asian funds are, even if you don’t believe in their investment philosophy, but exchange ideas and do your typical investor-dating. Being able to get access both hemispheres will be increasingly valuable. Aside from the partners from the funds mentioned above, individuals who are that have shared their thoughts on crypto globally that I enjoy following include Lily Liu,Sizhao Yang and Su Zhu.3.China built its own version of the internet over the last 20 years. And next year, we’ll begin to see initial applications its own version of blockchain appear. It has begun steps to build blockchain standardization and advocating for the development of a reference blockchain architecture standard for guiding the selection and application of blockchain systems across diverse domestic industries. As a result of ongoing work done there, we should also start expecting the percentage of blockchain and crypto talent in China grow disproportionally higher than other countries in 2

3 days ago

New Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash trading pairs announced on CoinField

CoinField, a popular Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, has added another feather in its cap with the latest announcement stating that 18 new fiat trading pairs will be added on the platform on January 11. The roster includes trading pairs pegged to popular fiat currencies such as the United States dollar [USD], Canadian dollar [CAD], British Pound [GBP], the Euro [EUR] and the Japanese Yen [JPY]. The cryptocurrencies that will be included as part of the trading pairs are Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], Stellar Lumens [XLM], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Litecoin [LTC], Digibyte [DGB], Basic Attention Token [BAT], ZCash [ZEC] and 0x [ZRX]. The exchange also gave its word on the deposit holds by stating that a user can whitelist their account by uploading a proof of address and making at least 3 deposit history with the alternative of a wire transfer that has no hold. The allocation of the trading pairs are as follows: USD: DGB, ZRX, BCH, DASH, ZEC & BAT CAD: DGB, ZRX, BCH, DASH & ZEC GBP: BTC, ETH, XLM, LTC & DGB EUR: DGB JPY: BTC Post the announcement, users flocked to CoinField’s twitter handles to voice their opinion. One Twitter user, Pucksterpete had said: “How about enabling or finding a bank to accept your EUR SEPA option. Still not active, very disappointing L” To this CoinField replied: “Hi , SEPA is going to be activated in this month. In the meanwhile you may use our bank wire transfer option which is fairly quick. 1-3 days max. - Thank you!” CoinField had also made the news recently when XRP based trading pairs were confirmed on the platform. This also included an XRP based Stellar Lumens trading pair XLM/XRP. The XLM/XRP trading pair was stated to be available alongside six other direct fiat pairings. The news had excited users of the cryptocurrencies as expressed by Lapinette, a Twitter user had stated: “Really good Job ! I’m not Canadian but I’m an XRP holder so I’m so proud of you ! I really hope than other as @binance @BittrexExchange @Bitstamp @eToro ... will follow your exemple !” TinCryp, a Reddit user also voiced his opinion by saying: ” This sort of development is what the crypto space needs right now. Shoutout to CoinField for making this happen, some real progress this.” The post New Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash trading pairs announced on CoinField appeared first on AMBCrypto.

5 days ago

Coinbase CEO Reviews Accomplishments in Q4 2018, Says “Can’t Wait to Do It All Again in 2019”

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase revealed a note he sent to the Coinbase team, stating their achievements in Q4 2018. He summarized how Coinbase had added more people to its team, new features, new cryptocurrencies and more. The New Entrants to the Coinbase Ecosystem The company added several new people to its team this year, as noted by Armstrong: “As expected, this put some strain on communication, decision making, and even trust. We’re a largely new team that still needs to come together and gel, and this will be a major focus of 2019.” He said that Coinbase had a lot of success with everything they launched and then listed and described the company’s new products and features. In Q4 2018, Coinbase added crypto-to-crypto trading for users and added a news feature which helps customers stay up-to-date with the latest crypto developments. It also added a feature called Watchlist that allows users to customize their dashboard and stay updated about the coins they are interested in. Coinbase also integrated with PayPal, allowing users to withdraw funds to their PayPal accounts for free. Coinbase Pro added whitelisting and address book. Coinbase Earn was added which is a new way to earn crypto while learning about it. Coinbase listed USDC, the Circle-backed digital programmable dollar (stablecoin) and other cryptocurrencies like Zcash and multiple ERC20 tokens, including BAT, GNT, LOOM, MANA, ZIL, ZRX, and MKR. Coinbase custody was established which now supports 79% of crypto assets by market cap. Expanding Its Horizons Coinbase launched in six new jurisdictions including Iceland, Lithuania, and the Isle of Man. Improving its security, the exchange migrated $5 billion worth of cryptocurrency to its Generation Four cold storage infrastructure. In the fourth quarter, the company raised another $300 million from investors in a Series E funding round. Coinbase invested in several up and coming crypto projects including Spacemesh, Alchemy, Abacus, Nomics, Starkware, Staked.us and more. Armstrong noted that the team focused on scaling last year to meet market demands and better serve their customers. He concluded by saying: “We asked a lot of everyone on the team. I’m proud of how we rose to the occasion to meet the challenges and opportunities before us this year.” Coinbase CEO Reviews Accomplishments in Q4 2018, Says “Can’t Wait to Do It All Again in 2019” was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

9 days ago

Crypto Giant Coinbase Made Strides In Q4 2018, Even As Bitcoin (BTC) Plunged 40%

Although Coinbase has recently become a controversial company, especially as it began to add crypto assets left and right, the company has long had an unrelenting drive for innovation. Since setting up shop in 2012, the San Francisco-headquartered startup, headed by a former Airbnb employee with visions of grandeur, has quickly set the industry standard in a number of subsectors. The firm may have started as a consumer-centric exchange, which sported a simple (near-)one-click interface, but Coinbase has evolved far beyond its original premise now. And interestingly, even as digital assets like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) — Coinbase’s lifeblood — continue to lose value, the firm has only doubled-down on its expansion and development efforts. Related Reading: Only Coinbase, Binance Have 300k+ Users, Fake Volume on Most Crypto Platforms Coinbase Outperformed The Bitcoin Sell-Off Recent Giving Pledge signee Brian Armstrong, the fervent, sometimes controversial chief of Coinbase, recently issued a note to his underlings — a swelling group of talent — accentuating the fact that the company has not only survived but thrived in the recent bearish downturn. The American firm, which now has offices around the globe, started Q4 of 2018 with a bang, securing $300 million in funding from Tiger Global, Y Combinator, A16Z, Polychain Cap, and a number of other crypto-friendly venture groups. This round valued Coinbase at a jaw-dropping $8 billion, making the firm arguably the most valuable company in the entirety of Bitcoin ecosystem. And since that $300 million cash boost, which was explained to be allocated towards global expansion efforts, institutional services, and applications for crypto, Coinbase has arguably been on the up-and-up. As explained in Armstrong’s letter, released to the public in an evident attempt at transparency, Coinbase launched a number of pertinent products, including support for Circle-backed USD Coin, a revamped version of Earn, PayPal withdrawals, and crypto-to-crypto trading, to only name a few products. The firm also added a dozen crypto assets to its platform, an evident sign of changing times, with notable additions including ZCash (ZEC), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Maker (MKR), and 0x (ZRX). In a podcast, vice-president Dan Romero explained that firm’s clientele has begun to clamor for crypto asset support, presumably catalyzing the recent listings. Along with adding the aforementioned tokens and products, Coinbase forayed into six new regions, opening the ground-breaking potential of crypto to millions more. The Coinbase chief also explained that his firm made a number of investments, into organizations such as Alchemy, Securitize, Starkware, Nomics, and Abacus. Closing the retrospective post, Armstrong made his excitement and gratitude more than apparent when he wrote: “I continue to be so impressed by the ability of this team to execute on aggressive timelines, all while solving problems that have never been solved before. This was a year of scaling Coinbase up to meet the demand of the market and efficiently executing to serve our customers.” Great Year Ahead For The Crypto Juggernaut Interestingly, the firm already seems to have prospects for a great 2019. As reported by NewsBTC earlier today, an apparent survey from Coinbase has polled users on the appeal of a subscription model, which would reduce “maker” and “taker” fees for Pro traders, while offering perks for premium members. If implemented, this program would be the first of its kind in the cryptosphere, and would likely propel the company’s trading platforms to new heights. Asiff Hirji, president of the fledgling company, recently hinted that 2019 will be a great year for institutional participation in cryptocurrencies. In an interview with CNBC, Hirji explained that Coinbase’s custodial service “has blown by internal goals,” as “hundred of institutions” have boarded onto the platform in recent memory. Seeing that Coinbase has been playing a role in that facet of this industry, it can be assumed that this influx of Wall Street hotshots will trickle down to the company’s growing roster of institutional products. Zeeshan Feroz, the chief at Coinbase’s U.K. branch, also expressed a similar positive outlook, but from a broader perspective. He said: “I think you can expect a more aggressive approach to us adding more countries in the coming months. Much of what we’re doing here is driven by customer needs and what we’re seeing in the market... I think if you look at last year, a lot of the focus was on people who bought crypto from an investment point of view and a lot of projects raised a ludicrous amount of money as a result of that.” Featured Image from Shutterstock The post Crypto Giant Coinbase Made Strides In Q4 2018, Even As Bitcoin (BTC) Plunged 40% appeared first on NewsBTC.

9 days ago

Circle Recaps 2018 and $24B OTC Trading Volume is Not the Company’s Only Achievement

CoinSpeaker Circle Recaps 2018 and $24B OTC Trading Volume is Not the Company’s Only Achievement It’s not a secret that 2018 was a rather controversial and challenging year for the cryptocurrency world. Nevertheless, some companies can be really proud of their year results. And cryptocurrency finance firm Circle is definitely one of them. In its official blog post, the company has shared its 2018 accomplishments. General Growth in 2018 According to the statement, Circle has managed to show excellent growth rates. At the current moment, it works with 8 million customers living in more than 195 countries. In 2018, the company conducted over 200 million transactions worth roughly $75 billion. Moreover, Circle started 2018 with two products and expanded to five by the end of December. Circle released its crypto investment app ‘Circle Invest’, acquired a digital token exchange Poloniex, issued its first stablecoin USDC, purchased a crowdfunding platform called SeedInvest - and it’s still not the full list of the company’s achievements for 2018. OTC Trading According to Circle, its OTC trading business, Circle Trade, is also expanding despite the difficulties that the entire industry faced in 2018. Circle Trade managed to welcome a record number of institutional customers, expand its services across the US, Asia, and Europe as well as to introduce significant technical improvements. As it has been revealed, in the previous year, Circle Trade executed over 10,000 OTC trades with 600 different counterparties. In total, the transactions across 36 digital assets generated a notional volume of $24 billion. OTC trading provides investors with an opportunity to conduct trades directly with one another without a necessity to rely on intermediaries such as crypto exchanges. In general, OTC trading services in digital assets represent a special interest for institutional investors who are turning to Circle Trade’s services more and more often. Acquisition of Poloniex Poloniex acquisition which happened in early 2018 is one of the most important events for Circle. Circle took a decision to acquire one of the earliest crypto exchanges with a view to expand its activities and offer additional support for cryptocurrencies as well as to provide its customers with enhanced services. In 2018, Poloniex experienced numerous upgrades including technical and regulatory changes. Moreover, a range of new digital assets was added to the platform. This list included EOS, BAT, SNT, KNC, LOOM, FOAM, MANA, BNT, and USDC. At the same time, 20 coins were excluded from Poloniex. Acquisition of SeedInvest Another strategic acquisition made by Circle in 2018 is purchasing SeedInvest. One of the reasons why Circle took a decision to acquire this crowdfunding platform is its desire to win a federal banking license. The end goal of this initiative is to register with the SEC and to give traders a possibility to buy and sell tokens as securities for the first time which could become an important accomplishment for the entire crypto community. 2018 was a very productive year for Circle but the company believes that 2019 will bring even more results. Circle Recaps 2018 and $24B OTC Trading Volume is Not the Company’s Only Achievement

9 days ago

Basic Attention Token Price Eyes the $0.14 Target

The year 2018 has been relatively successful for Basic Attention Token and the Brave browser project. This solution has now received a lot more attention, ultimately leading to BAT being listed on Coinbase. Ever since that time, a large portion of the excitement has been nullified, albeit a new small uptrend appears to be forming on the charts. Basic Attention Token Price Notes Small Gains Although getting listed on Coinbase is often considered to be a major milestone for any cryptocurrency, it is not the ultimate goal. If the token, asset, or currency cannot be used for real-world purposes, it will remain a speculative tool first and foremost. In the case of Basic Attention Token, there appears to be a genuine use case in the form of the Brave browser ecosystem. As such, there is more to this token than meets the eye at first. As such, the current Basic Attention Token price uptrend looks somewhat promising. While it might not resemble the hype and excitement regarding BAT’s Coinbase listing, small gains are usually the key to long-term success in this industry. Over the past 24 hours, there has been a 3.8% increase in USD value, pushing the Basic Attention Token price to $0.1376. Notable uptrends in BTC and ETH value confirm something appears to be brewing. On social media, it would appear users are getting confused regarding how to use BAT in conjunction with the Brave browser. Transferring BAT from an exchange to the Brave built-in wallet means withdrawing funds will not be possible. That is a bit of an issue for those unaware of this “feature”, yet it also shows Brave is not designed to act as a storage solution. It is possible to export the private key, though, so no funds will be lost in the process. .@TraceMayer I transferred my #BAT @AttentionToken Tokens from @UpholdInc to official @brave wallet to have ownership of my tokens on my own wallet with my own seed @AttentionToken #ProofOfKeys @BrendanEich Now I can't withdraw!! #fail — orywr [Jan/3 ] (@ORyWr) January 3, 2019 Based on the current market circumstances, one would expect more traders and speculators to invest in Basic Attention Token. MaltLiquorPapi is wondering if anyone is doing now, or whether it is better to wait for the next dip. Cryptocurrency and token markets often evolve in mysterious ways, thus either option needs to be researched first and foremost. Anybody else investing in #bat basic attention token ? #cryptocurrency — MaltLiquorPapi (@LowkeyBrilliant) January 4, 2019 It would appear BAT is part of a very appealing and lucrative triangular arbitrage option. As KoinKnight points out, there is good money to be made by following the steps outlined and selling the obtained BAT on WazirX. As is usually the case with large profits like these, there are questions regarding the overall liquidity of all platforms involved. Hurry! 96.93% triangular arbitrage in #EMC2 via #Bittrex. If you buy #EMC2 in #BTC market from #Cryptopia and convert it to #BAT in #Bittrex and sell it on #Wazirx. — KoinKnight (@KoinKnight) January 4, 2019 Under the current circumstances, it would appear as if this Basic Attention Token price uptrend has some legs. Although no spectacular gains should be expected, this small gain can keep holders and speculators happy. All markets will eventually see big gains again, but for now, the slow and steady approach appears to be a more favorable option. A BAT price of $0.14 seems plausible, but anything beyond that may be difficult to sustain. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. Image(s): Shutterstock.com The post Basic Attention Token Price Eyes the $0.14 Target appeared first on NullTX.

9 days ago

Coinvest Set to Underpin Six Inaugural Coins for a Crypto Exchange Ecosystem Release

Earlier today, Coinvest unveiled the list of digital currencies it would underpin for the Coinvest ecosystem, which comprises the Coinvest Wallet, Coinvest Plus Exchange, and Coinvest Vault Hardware Wallet. The firm would support the buying and selling of its native token dubbed ‘COIN,’ BTC, ETH, LTC, BAT, and GUSD. Per the announcement, these coins meet strict quality, compliance, traction, and security measures. They also make up more than 60% of the entire crypto market valuation and represent a wide range of sectors such as independent blockchains, payment systems, and advertising services among others. (VK)

17 days ago

Best Basic Attention Token (BAT) Wallets

Ethereum is the most popular blockchain-based platform for running smart contracts and dApps, and it currently hosts well over 500 tokens. One particular ERC-20 token that has been catching the attention of more and more people is BAT, short for Basic Attention Token. What is BAT? To put it as simple as possible, the Basic […]

22 days ago

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24 days ago

Has Coinbase Jumped The Shark?

Earlier this year, cryptocurrency media and fortune tellers made hay by predicting which assets would get score a spot on a big trading platform, and why. It was big news, and some coins lived or died on a big listing. Since then, enthusiasm for new listings seems to have diminished, even as bullish sentiment returned to the market. Earlier this week, the market barely noticed as Coinbase added four new digital assets, including the Maker/DAI pairing and Zilliqa. CoinDesk didn’t even bother mentioning the new appearances, after devoting several articles each to the ETC/ BAT gossip. The new assets were day nine of the “Twelve Days of Coinbase,” a festive promotion in which the San Francisco-based exchange is attempting to revive the market with holiday cheer. “Four tradeable ERC-20 assets” is a much more thoughtful gift than Nine Ladies Dancing, but the market looked them in the mouth anyway. The other days of Coinbase came with Bitcoin and Zcash donations to the needy, new exchange functions and educational videos on cryptocurrency. None of them are things to complain about, but all the same, the market seems to be indifferent. Thanks, Coinbase, but we forgot to get you anything. The Shrinking Coinbase Effect We’ve previously reported on the Binance effect, whereby minor coins realize unexpected gains by being listed on one of the most reputable exchanges. But that was nothing compared to the hype surrounding a new Coinbase listing. One year ago, when Bitcoin Cash appeared like an unexpected present beneath Brian Armstrong’s tree, prices on Coinbase Pro pumped up to over $9000 per BCH—a rise so sudden that it led many hodlers to accuse the exchange of intentionally manipulating the price in order to profit, and causing Bitcoin Cash values to cross 4,000 in other markets. A similar effect occurred a few months later— when Coinbase announced that it would list Ethereum Classic, the price of the ETC token briefly jumped 45% while also allowing the older dApp platform to stave off obsolescence for another four months. The pump surrounding the actual listing was much smaller. ZRX/USD. Via CryptoCompare. Since then, each successive listing was accompanied by a smaller, and briefer, gain in value. ZRX gained 23% between the announcement and start of trading, but the Basic Attention Token only gained 17%, and the pump was over within five days. By the time Coinbase got around to Golem and Zilliqa, the effect could be measured in hours rather than days. ZIL/USD. Via Cryptocompare Part of that may be intentional, since the exchange has an interest in not thumbing the scales in cryptocurrency trades. But it also seems likely that Coinbase-which used to allow access to only the most reputable digital assets - is no longer guarding the gates quite so diligently. Two More Days of Coinbase Christmas That said, there are still two unopened doors in the advent calendar, and Brian Armstrong may yet throw us a stunner. Assuming Santa saved the best gifts for last, we may yet be in for a surprise. The two logical guesses for the next two days would be new listings for Stellar and/or Cardano, as Coinbase has been hinting since last Spring. Although neither asset sticks to the letter of Coinbase’s Digital Asset Framework, they both have sufficiently large market caps to bring quite a bit of Christmas cheer. Alternatively, they could also list an unexpected asset. Last Christmas, XRP prices spiked after online rumors of an impending listing. Those rumors were proved wrong, and then more wrong, over the past year. A surprise XRP listing, after a year of snubbing, would be nothing short of a Festivus Miracle. The author is invested XRP, ADA and XLM, as well as BTC, which are mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Has Coinbase Jumped The Shark? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

24 days ago

Basic Attention Token Price Analysis - Brave usage growing despite falling token prices

Driven by a recent listing on Coinbase, BAT has enjoyed a period of strong fundamental performance - growing both its user numbers and transaction volume. Price, however, has not reflected this growing momentum and technicals suggest the token may currently be oversold.

25 days ago

Coinbase Pro Lists Dai, Golem, Maker, and Zilliqa for Select Jurisdictions

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase today announced that it would be listing four new Ethereum tokens to its Coinbase Pro platform. The tokens are Dai (DAI), Golem (GNT), Maker (MKR) and Zilliqa (ZIL). The exchange is working on its previous announcement for bringing more ERC20 technical standard assets to the platform. Golem is not an ERC20 token but is Ethereum-based. Where Will the Tokens Be Available? The tokens will be available to customers of Coinbase Pro but only in select jurisdictions. Golem and Dai will be available for Coinbase Pro users in the UK, the EU, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. US users, except those in New York, will also get to trade in these coins. Maker and Zilliqa will not be available in the US but will be available for traders in Singapore, Canada, Australia, the EU, and the UK. The exchange started accepting deposits in all four coins around 11:45 am PT on December 18. Deposits will be accepted for 12 hours before trading starts. Then the exchange will enable limit orders. When Coinbase Pro achieves sufficient liquidity for these tokens, full trading will be allowed. Coinbase announced earlier this year that it would support many ERC20 tokens to its platform. Coinbase has already launched 0x (ZRX) and Basic Attention Token (BAT) and added a new stablecoin USDC as well. Coinbase also supported Loom Network (LOOM), Decentraland (MANA), districtox (DN) and Civic (CVC) on its platform recently. Full Token Functionality Not Accessible In a blog post announcing the new listings, Coinbase wrote that it would not provide smart contract functionality immediately to the users. It said: “Each of these tokens has associated functionality, some of which may be in beta. Moreover, each token’s associated functionality is not currently directly accessible via the Coinbase Pro platform.” Golem, for example, connects users to a distributed compute farm which cannot be accessed via Coinbase. Therefore, users who want to participate in the distinctive functionalities of these coins need to move them to a local wallet. Coinbase will only facilitate their buying, selling and storing. The exchange also said that it could bring more digital assets and ERC20 tokens to the platform. It said that adding ERC20 tokens first is relatively simple for them as these assets can easily be integrated into their existing infrastructure. The 12 Days of Coinbase Timeline Day 1- WeGift e-Cards: Users can now spend their crypto balances to buy e-gift cards from WeGift which can be redeemed on Uber, Nike, GAP, and more. Day 2- Zcash Donation to Venezuelan families: The exchange made $10,000 worth of donations in Zcash via GiveCrypto which will be used to provide support to Venezuelan families. Day 3- Cryptocurrency: The future of finance and money (Video): Coinbase talked about the power and flaws of money, talking about its vision of cryptocurrency as a means of economic freedom and democratization. Day 4- New Watchlist feature: Users will now be able to add digital assets to their watchlist with the click of a button. Even assets that are not listed on Coinbase will be available on the watchlist. Day 5- Enables PayPal withdrawals: In a major announcement, Coinbase allowed users to withdraw cash from their Coinbase wallet directly to their PayPal accounts. Day 6- Bitcoin donation for Syrian refugees: Coinbase donated $10,000 in BTC to Syrian refugees living in Greece via GiveCrypto. Day 7- Coinbase educates users on USDC: TCoinbase talked about its first stablecoin listing, USDC, a Circle-backed cryptocurrency pegged to the US Dollar 1:1. Day 8- Enables direct crypto conversions: Users can now convert one crypto holding to another quickly using the new Convert feature on Coinbase.com and the Android and iOS apps. Day 9- Coinbase Pro Lists four ERC20 Tokens: Coinbase pro adds support for Golem, Maker, Dai, and Zilliqa in select jurisdictions. Day 10- To be confirmed... Day 11- To be confirmed... Day 12- To be confirmed... Coinbase Pro Lists Dai, Golem, Maker, and Zilliqa for Select Jurisdictions was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

25 days ago

BAT is a solution to the Patreon problems

Some popular podcasters and youtubers are boycotting the crowdfunding platform Patreon due to recent bans on other independent publishers. We should be telling these publishers about Brave and BAT, and suggest they become publishers as an alternative to Patreon.

a month ago

Clever Scam Targets Basic Attention Token and Request Network

A new scam seeks to relieve Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Request Network (REQ) holders of their coins by contacting them on Reddit to inform them that there are several “issues with the BAT token smart contract”. Users are guided to click a link allowing them to check their token balance but in reality, this is a blatant attempt to obtain users addresses and private keys. Similar messages were sent out to Request Network (REQ) holders and a handful of other tokens. Users are advised to exercise caution and never click any links claiming to represent a listed cryptocurrency. Visiting the official webpage is advised and if users become concerned about their holdings it is better to check one’s balance from a trusted blockchain tracker, cryptocurrency exchange or hard wallet. (RS)

a month ago

First Major Christmas 2018 Crypto Scam Targets Basic Attention Token

As the Christmas holidays are almost upon us, there will be notable increase in the number of financial scams and phishing attempts. The cryptocurrency industry will be no different in this regard, as there are quite a few new campaigns making the rounds right now. Always be careful when clicking unknown links and receiving messages from people one has never had a conversation with before. The Christmas Holiday Crypto Scams No one will be really surprised to learn there will be an increase in the number of cryptocurrency-related scams throughout December 2018. It seems a lot of enthusiasts are far more susceptible to such scams when the end of the year approaches. A hectic period has always proven to be more lucrative for scammers and online criminals. So far, this year is shaping up to offer more of the same, unfortunately. A few pieces of evidence have already begun to surface on Reddit. There is some positive side to this development, as it is pertinent cryptocurrency users warn one another about potential scams as quickly as possible. This industry has been targeted by criminals and scammers for many years now and that has resulted in millions of dollars being lost or stolen. It is due time something changes in this regard. The first major scam making the rounds comes in the form of someone trying to steal Basic Attention Token from holders. A message has been sent to some users which explains how there are “issues with the BAT token smart contract”. Users are then invited to click a link and check their token balance. It is evident this is a clear attempt to obtain people’s addresses or private keys, which will ultimately lead to a loss of funds. It would appear similar messages are being sent out pertaining to other tokens as well. It has been confirmed by multiple users REQ holders may also receive a very similar message in the weeks to come. As such, this is not necessarily a scam targeting just Coinbase users, but rather cryptocurrency users in general. How the culprits obtained the necessary information to send out this fake message, remains unclear at this time As is always the case when dealing with messages from people one doesn’t know, simply ignoring them is the best course of action. One also has to use a bit of common sense when receiving such messages, as the BAT team would never contact users to click a link and confirm their details. Instead, they could simply correct any smart contract problem on their own accord without having users worry about a thing. Cryptocurrency scams are an ongoing threat to the ecosystem. When major holidays appear, there will be plenty of people trying to take advantage of people’s carelessness. The coming two to three weeks will be very troublesome in this regard, albeit users will need to take matters into their own hands to ensure their funds are safe from harm. Ignoring these messages is always one’s best bet, as no genuine project will ask users to click links and “confirm details”. The post First Major Christmas 2018 Crypto Scam Targets Basic Attention Token appeared first on NullTX.

a month ago

Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Now Live on Coinbase

Crypto-to-crypto trading is now live on Coinbase. The largest and most popular crypto exchange in the United States made the announcement on Twitter, writing: “Starting today, you can convert one crypto to another on Coinbase. Conversions are available between bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), 0x (ZRX), or bitcoin cash (BCH). It’s day 8 of 12 Days of Coinbase.” How Are Crypto Enthusiasts Reacting? “12 Days of Coinbase” is a special program coinciding with this year’s holiday season. Through Friday December 21, 2018, the company will make daily announcements at noon, pacific standard time regarding new features, support for new cryptocurrencies and more. The company’s website advises enthusiasts to “check back daily” for the latest updates. Coinbase followed up the announcement on Twitter by writing: “Conversions complete instantly and at a lower cost than if done via two separate transactions. We’ll be gradually rolling out the ability to convert cryptocurrencies to customers in all 34 countries in which Coinbase offers native payment access.” Strangely, not everyone is excited by the news. One user - going by the name Alex Cobb - implies that the company’s new crypto-to-crypto trading feature is no big deal, and responds by saying: “Yes, Coinbase. That’s what every exchange is doing.” Another user - under the name xrp_user - replies with the snarky message: “They act like they’re giving customers some groundbreaking features.” In addition, many appear split when regarding whether the company should list Ripple’s XRP cryptocurrency, with some saying “yes” and others standing firm against the idea. No doubt, 2018 has been a big year for Coinbase. The company recently made headlines when as part of its 12 Days of Coinbase promotion, it stated it would be donating $1 worth of crypto each day to needy Venezuelan families who were in want of basic needs ranging from food to soap. Big Steps for Coinbase Furthermore, the exchange has also added several new assets to its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro ranging from Basic Attention Token (BAT) to Zcash (ZEC). Coinbase has alleged that it wants to list as many coins as possible in the coming years, eventually beating out its competition and becoming the go-to arena for long-term traders. Coinbase has said that it is inspired by its customers’ growing wishes for more coins and wants to satisfy their needs better than any other exchange. The company recently listed a new OTC trading desk during the first week of December. Will Coinbase continue to shell out new features for customers? Post your comments below. Image courtesy of Shuttershock The post Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Now Live on Coinbase appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

a month ago

Monero Dev FluffyPony Swings BAT At Coinbase-Listed Giants

The gloves are off in the crypto community, and the bench-clearing brawl can begin. Monero Core Lead Maintainer Riccardo “FluffyPony” Spagni has spotted signs that Basic Attention Token is in fact centralized, a word which no crypto project wants to hear. On the Magical Crypto Friends show on Youtube, Spagni suggested that BAT, which is integrated with Brave browser, is centralized. Many dApps, he adds, are much more centralized than they should be. Brave is growing in popularity and was recently named the default browser on a smartphone made by HTC. Users like it because by opting in the browser lets you “earn” BAT and share it with content providers; future upgrades will allow users to earn crypto by engaging with ad content. But this is where Spagni starts to swing. As the lead developer for the dark web’s favorite privacy coin, Spagni observed that someone could game the system and only pretend to be engaging in content on Brave. According to Spagni, Brave relies on something known as “proof of browsing,” which is a process to determine “what is true and what isn’t true.” On top of that, there’s a clawback that prevents participants from withdrawing their airdropped BAT tokens until they complete KYC and AML requirements. All of this control is what leads Spagni to believe that BAT is centralized, saying: At the end of the day, it’s no different from a database. Litecoin creator Charlie Lee was on the broadcast too, and brought up the fact that the only reason BAT was created was because no one would give the Brave team free bitcoin to airdrop. For his part, Brave CEO Brendan Eich conceded that the browser is “semi-centralized” in an interview with Hard Fork. On Twitter, Eich acknowledged that a lack of bitcoin liquidity was partially responsible for BAT’s creation, as well as high bitcoin fees. Lee said the Brave team was basically looking to “create money out of thin air so they can airdrop it.” Sounds a bit like the Fed. XMR Price Falls To A New Yearly Low Monero is one of the most privacy-focused cryptos, for which AML and KYC features are considered a red flag. Not to mention the possibility that Spagni wanted to draw attention away from the XMR price, which has recently fallen to a new low for the year at approximately $41 on CryptoCompare. But as with many projects in 2018, the price is not necessarily an indication of activity surrounding Monero. Switzerland-based Bity has announced that users can now buy XMR from its crypto ATMs with cash. One of Bity’s top selling points is that there’s no need to “verify your identity or register an account,” which reflects the features with which Spagni took issue, with respect to BAT. Meanwhile, an app dubbed Bail Bloc openly siphons some of a user’s processing power and directs it towards mining Monero. Bail Bloc touts Monero’s features including “secure, private and untraceable.” The funds are then converted into USD and donated to an Immigrant Bail Fund “to post bond for people in ICE detention.” Apparently you need a different BAT to knock off a few bails. An email to Brave was not returned in time for publication. We will update the story if we hear back from them. The author is not invested in any digital currencies mentioned in the article but does hold investments in cryptocurrencies. The post Monero Dev FluffyPony Swings BAT At Coinbase-Listed Giants appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

a month ago

Crypto and Blockchain Smartphones Will be The Next Big Thing

This week the crypto-sphere has been awash with talk about Samsung and its next generation flagship phone coming loaded with crypto goodies. While the company itself has dismissed the story according to reports, rivals are shipping out products that will no doubt keep Samsung on its toes. Samsung Rumors Aplenty The hype was instigated by a Samsung community website which ran a story on crypto cold storage functionality being included on the Galaxy S10. According to SamMobile which ran an exclusive a few days ago; “After hearing about the trademarks for Samsung’s blockchain and cryptocurrency software, we decided to dig around a little deeper. We can confirm that the company is indeed developing one and that it may be launched with the Galaxy S10.” The story went on to tout a number of features such as a cold wallet for storing crypto, signing of public and private keys, and a wallet for transfers and viewing transaction history. The story was syndicated across the crypto media web building a level of hype akin to that when Facebook was rumored to be delving into digital coins. Even crypto warlord John McAfee commented; “Has Samsung ever made a strategic miscalculation? I think not. Crypto is not just here to stay. It is taking over. Listen market — you damn well better keep up.” Contrary reports on Cointelegraph claimed that Samsung has refuted the story labeling it as ‘speculation’. “Unfortunately we are unable to provide any information as the below is rumor and speculation,” the South Korean tech giant reportedly said. The fact is that Samsung has filed for several blockchain and crypto related patents including those regarding storage and cold wallets, so putting two and two together SamMobile garnered a lot of traffic for itself. The company is remaining tight lipped but the launch of a blockchain powered smartphone with cryptocurrency transaction capabilities is only a matter of time. The two technologies go hand in hand - making micro-payments instantly while on the move would be better with a dedicated smartphone than a clunky laptop. Rival phone maker HTC is already on the ball with the launch of its Exodus 1 blockchain phone this week. Reviews are already hitting the web and it was announced that the device would come preloaded with the Brave decentralized browser that is powered by the BAT token which has recently been listed on Coinbase Pro. From a hardware perspective the device is very similar to those from rivals, but it functions as a node on HTC’s own blockchain to enable the running of dApps and allow fee free cryptocurrency transactions. The Exodus 1 also comes pre-loaded with a raft of security features and crypto storage facilities. It is without a doubt that Samsung are working on something similar even if they are being coy about it right now. While these crypto-phones may just be something out of a cypherpunk’s dream, they are the pioneers today of what is likely to be commonplace in the not too distant future. Image from Shutterstock The post Crypto and Blockchain Smartphones Will be The Next Big Thing appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

The HTC Exodus 1 ‘Blockchain Phone’ is Here and It’s Underwhelming

This week saw the first reviews of the HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone, as ‘Genesis Block’ pre-orders started to ship. However, threatening to steal HTC’s thunder came crypto-related trademark applications from Samsung, amid speculation features may arrive early next year. HTC Exodus Arrival So it’s finally here; 7 months on from its announcement in May, the first units of the HTC Exodus 1 have shipped. Throughout those 7 months, hyperbole has flowed, but actual detail has been scant; so what do we know now it has arrived? Not an awful lot, as it turns out. A YouTube review by BitsBeTrippin, left more questions than answers, partly through a failure to connect the phone to a network. Running Android O, the phone still looks pretty cool though, with a translucent rear case exposing its innards. And the default web browser on the phone is Brave, which pays users in the form of a native BAT token 00 for watching adverts. Dead On Arrival? The reviewer was unsure as to the phone’s claimed status as a node. Does the phone function as a ‘lite’ node on the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and (recently added) Litecoin networks? Apparently not, according to a LifeHacker preview, which claims each phone is a node in HTC’s own blockchain network. This likely allows users on the network to trade cryptocurrency with each little to no cost. The tradeoff, one would assume, is that the benefits of using the most secure blockchain in the world (Bitcoin) with its censorship-resistance, pseudonymity etc. are lost since transactions go through HTC’s own network. Though details about HTC’s blockchain are sparse - and frankly, I rather not have to trust HTC (or any other company for that matter) with my money. Moreover, rather than a cold-storage solution, which would store private keys offline, the Exodus uses a Social Key Recovery system. You select up to five friends who each have a ‘shard’ of your key to unlock the private enclave. However if one of them loses access to their device, you are royally shafted. In other words, you would probably be better off to just keep using your Bitcoin wallet app and/or store your funds off-line in a hardware wallet like a Ledger or Trezor. Samsung Crypto-Ship Ahoy! So with the Exodus 1 prompting a rush for the emergency exit, it was left to Samsung to fulfill our wallet/phone hybrid desires. Samsung has filed three trademark applications in the EU, for Blockchain KeyStore, Blockchain Key Box, and Blockchain Core. Wonder what those could pertain to? More digging by SamMobile revealed plans for a two-part crypto solution, comprising a cold wallet for storage and a hot wallet for transfers. Rumors suggest that these could even surface in the Galaxy S10, expected to launch sometime early next year. Whether this materializes, and how successfully Samsung implements it, remains to be seen. We should also remember that the Exodus 1 is still very much a work in progress, and continued development should see improvements over time. Would you get a wallet/smartphone hybrid device? Share your opinion below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock, HTC.com The post The HTC Exodus 1 ‘Blockchain Phone’ is Here and It’s Underwhelming appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

a month ago

No BTC Hodlers Are Not Selling, This is What Really Happened + Other News

Arjun Balaji, a popular crypto market commentator on Twitter who is quick to pick up on the latest news, alerted his followers recently that the large amount of digital assets that were being moved this week were not because of what many people had been assuming. Balaji explained that “a large exchange” revealed it had been transferring the cryptocurrency as it was performing upgrades involving its storage systems and was “migrating UTXOs as part of that.” So, all the rumors, gossip, speculation, etc. about Satoshi et al. selling their cryptocurrency was probably not true. Although Balaji did not specifically mention which exchange had been doing the shifting, a helpful assistant in the comments section pointed out that it was none other San Francisco-based digital currency trading platform, Coinbase. Calm Down, It’s Just Coinbase Doing Maintenance Had anyone really been paying attention, then they would have read that Coinbase informed users it would be “running scheduled maintenance ... which may cause movements on all [its] supported blockchains.” In other Coinbase-related news this week, the exchange said it would be considering adding more altcoins to its trading platform. Cryptos Coinbase might add later include XRP, EOS, Stellar (XLM), Cardano (ADA), NEO, and 26 others. In July of this year, the US-based exchange had also announced it was looking into listing other cryptoassets such as Basic Attention Token (BAT), Zcash (ZEC), and 0x. Earlier on March 26th, Coinbase said it intended to “support the Ethereum ERC20 technical standard for Coinbase in the coming months.” Don’t Buy Into The Hype / Allegations, Looks For Facts As Coinbase users would know, it now supports 0x, ZEC, and BAT. Some on Twitter have said that the exchange will be creating a “shitcoin paradise” if it does add all these other coins just mentioned. Some said it was “playing catch up” as other trading platforms are far ahead in terms of number of tokens they list (e.g. Binance). Instead of going off of what random people say, regardless of however many followers they have (which doesn’t necessarily add to the person’s credibility or expertise), carefully examine the facts or research the topic. Because Coinbase is based in the US, the company, like all other companies in America, have to adhere to strict regulatory guidelines. And, it takes time to review all these policies, implement them, inform regulators that you have made changes so they can check, etc. ConsenSys Lays Off Staff, Other Exchange-Related News In other exchange-related news this week, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao disclosed that the Malta-based digital currency-focused firm is getting ready to launch its proprietary decentralized exchange blockchain (called Binancechain). Also, Poloniex announced three days back it would be opening “institutional trading accounts.” The US-based exchange will support various different trading pairs and API interfaces (for institutions). Moreover, there will be no transaction fees for all BTC/USDC trades throughout December. In other crypto news for the week, ConsenSys, the main organization supporting Ethereum development, was forced to fire 13% of its staff - presumably due to its resources quickly running out. The post No BTC Hodlers Are Not Selling, This is What Really Happened + Other News appeared first on Crypto Core Media.

a month ago

Basic Attention Token

Basic Attention Token Airdrop is worth 30 BAT tokens (~$ 4.2) for the participants. Share your referral link to earn 5 USD worth of BAT tokens for every referral. About Basic Attention Token Basic Attention Token is a token used by Brave browser. Brave is a new generation internet browser that fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure. The Brave creator is Brendan Eich, an American technologist, and creator of the JavaScript programming language. He also co-founded the Mozilla project. The value of the Basic Attention Token (BAT) is based on the efficiency of digital advertising by creating a new unit of exchange between publishers, advertisers and users on the top of the Ethereum blockchain. Basic Attention Token is already listed on CoinMarketCap. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join Brave airdrop? Go to the Brave Airdrop page & Install the browser. Click on the “BAT” icon on the top right corner of the page in your Brave browser and enable Brave Rewards. 30 BAT tokens will be added to your dashboard. See below the steps how to withdraw 30 BAT tokens. Share your own referral link and receive 5 USD worth of BAT tokens for every referral. How to withdraw 30 BAT tokens Register as a Publisher, so you can ''Tip'' yourself. This step is needed to withdraw your tokens. Verify and connect one of your channels: YouTube, Twitch or website. After adding one of your accounts, open this account in the Brave browser. A pop up box will appear and you can tip a total of 30 BAT tokens to your page. Now you have tipped 30 BAT tokens to yourself. You need to connect to your Uphold account, or create a new one, to receive contributions from Brave Payments. Deposit date will appear under your BAT balance. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the Basic Attention Token Airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join. If you liked Basic Attention Token Airdrop, also check out MenaPay Exclusive Airdrop, BitSafe Exclusive Airdrop and Betking Exclusive Airdrop.

a month ago

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a month ago

Brave Announced as the Default Browser in the New HTC Phone

Brendan Eich, co-founder & CEO of the Brave Software and Basic Attention Token (BAT) project, recently posted the following Tweet on his Twitter feed regarding their partnership with the blockchain phone maker HTC: “We are very happy to have @Brave as default browser & to be working with HTC on their Exodus phone.” Google has recently come under legal fire for the Chrome browser being the default browser installed on most Android devices on the market, so this is a clear sign that the blockchain community is moving away from the established tech hierarchy. (JF)

a month ago

Most Promising Altcoins For 2019

2019 is almost here if you have plans of venturing in the cryptocurrency business, this is the best time to do your calculations. Although 2018 has been such a tough year in altcoins preparing for the New Year with higher expectations is essential. However, for you to attract positive results for next year, it is essential to learn of which altcoins are convenient and most relevant to the market. This blog contains a list of the most promising altcoins that will take over in 2019 based on their technology, and other criteria’s. Stellar XLM XLM (stellar) focuses on providing its users with reasonable, efficient and fast cross-border payments. Unlike other altcoins that focus on large institutions, stellar deals mostly with individuals. The best thing about this altcoin is that it has partnered with large tech companies to ensure that it has a substantial investment representation. Its blockchain processes higher transactions at a lower fee which makes it highly competitive. Litecoin Since its innovation in 2011, litecoin has continued to be among the best altcoins and it guarantees easy money for every investor. The difference between litecoin and bitcoin is in its advanced technology. It has a large market cap, and its popularity is proliferating. Additionally, litecoin has tons of active traders who are always ready to invest even more to see it rise to the top in the crypto market. Over the years, this altcoin has proved to make progressive growth with New Year. 4New If you are a keen follower of the cryptocurrency market, you understand that this altcoin is new on the market. However, that does not indicate that it does not have what it takes to take over the market in the coming 2019. 4New project runs factories that convert waste to electricity after burning the trash. They then tokenize the electricity, which enhances their position in the crypto market. What makes this altcoin more promising is the fact that they use progressive technology in waste cleanup and application to the world of cryptocurrencies. Although we cannot entirely say that this altcoin will take over 2019, its technology will eventually yield results in the general public. Ripple This is the third largest cryptocurrency by capitalization after ethereum and bitcoin. This altcoin has partnered with large financial institutions to offer a reliable and easy solution for cross-border payments. Unlike stellar, ripple focuses on working with institutions, which guarantees its higher participation on the market. Therefore, with this currency, buying an essay from online companies will not be complicated especially if you bank with global financial institutions. Ethereum Classic As you plan for next year, it is important to remember that ethereum classic is not giving up on the crypto market any soon. Therefore, even with more projects coming up and new coins taking center stage on the market, ethereum classic will still maintain its position if not growing higher. Although there are challenges on which altcoin will be strong coming in 2019, looking closely at the coinbase acquisition ethereum that is still gaining popularity. Basic Attention Token BAT If you are looking for an altcoin that has a purpose, then all you need is BAT. It has a highly experienced team with impressive resumes. BAT addresses issues that relate to everyone’s daily lifestyle, which makes it convenient for every person. Being among the top cryptocurrency BAT is a unit of account between publishers, advertisers, and users. Although it does not encourage its token trading with other exchanges, BAT guarantees to advertise all trades that list it in their trading. This guarantees that it will take on a big share in the crypto market come 2019. Lisk Last on our list is Lisk. Although it almost has the same features as of ethereum, it is slightly easier to use as it is written javascript. Therefore, if you are not familiar with heavy code solidity, you still stand a chance to understand the cryptocurrency business thanks to Lisk. Lisk is, however, a convenient platform for hosting blockchain applications. If you are new to the altcoin business, then this might be the best place to start. Since by 2019 he business will have its numbers increasing, then expecting new things from Lisk should not be exceptional. Conclusion The cryptocurrency market keeps evolving and the altcoins that are on top today might not see through the end of the year. Additionally, although 2018 has been full of surprises, it is essential to prepare yourself and focus more on investing with brands that you are comfortable with. The post Most Promising Altcoins For 2019 appeared first on ZyCrypto.

a month ago

Reports Say Coinbase Now Allowing Free Withdrawals to PayPal

Coinbase, the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, is reportedly allowing withdrawals to PayPal with no fees. San Francisco-based Coinbase is the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, and it appears that it is looking to increase its influence. Reports have surfaced that users in various countries can make withdrawals from their exchange account to PayPal for free. Coinbase Linking to PayPal Users of the exchange could link their account to PayPal by going through an identity verification process. However, withdrawing funds to one’s PayPal account was not free. Yet that appears to be changing. Reports have surfaced that users are receiving an email from the exchange stating that such withdrawals will now be free. It appears that this new function is only available in specific regions, such as the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, and Canada. It is also being reported that customers need to have received the email to enjoy the free withdrawals. No official announcement has been made by Coinbase as of yet. The email reportedly says: Starting today, you can link your PayPal and Coinbase accounts for faster withdrawals. There is no fee to withdraw funds to PayPal. To enable withdrawals, add PayPal as a linked account in Settings. Coinbase Staying Busy The crypto exchange has been a busy hive of activity lately. Back in October, they opened a new office in Dublin in order to expand their operation into the European market. They also received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to allow Coinbase Custody to operate as a limited purpose trust company within the state. The exchange has also added a number of coins recently. October saw ZRX and the Circle-backed USDT stablecoin added. November saw the Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Zcash brought onboard Coinbase Pro. Finally, the company says that they have no plans to launch an IPO. COO Asiff Hirji says: We [Coinbase] were approached by some very high-quality investors earlier this year who have a very constructive thesis on crypto, and they wanted to invest in what they thought was the best name in the space. When that opportunity presents itself, you take it seriously. The company recently enjoyed a $300 million funding round and claims a total valuation of $8 billion. Did you get the email for free withdrawals to PayPal? Let us know in the comments below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. The post Reports Say Coinbase Now Allowing Free Withdrawals to PayPal appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

a month ago

Crypto Week In Review: Bitcoin ETF Talk Mounts, Nasdaq To Launch “Crypto 2.0” Futures

The crypto market at large sustained its turbulent price action this week, with Bitcoin (BTC) jolting up and down between key levels of resistance and support. However, in spite of the dreary price action, this industry’s participants kept their pedal to the metal, announcing a series of developments that piqued the interest of investors worldwide. So, as recently put by Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, Morgan Creek’s in-house cryptocurrency insider: “Bear markets get rid of tourists so entrepreneurs can focus on building.” SEC’s Clayton Isn’t Ready To Green Light A Crypto ETF Since Bitcoin faltered in early-2018, investors in this nascent asset class have sought to find a light at the end of the tunnel. This light, as it turns out, is a U.S.-based, fully-regulated Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). But, as recently divulged by a commissioner from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the advent of a crypto-backed ETF might be nothing more than a quixotic dream, or at least for now. Speaking at Consensus: Invest on Tuesday, SEC incumbent Jay Clayton, who assumed office in May 2017, exclaimed that he isn’t ready to greenlight a Bitcoin ETF. Backing his somewhat inflammatory statement with rationale, Clayton brought up the lack of market surveillance in crypto markets. Blockchains may be predicated on a semblance of transparency, but in juxtaposition to this nature, the SEC decision-maker noted that there’s an evident lack of bonafide surveillance implementations on crypto platforms at large. Clayton then explained that investors expect that a commodity-backed fund is free from manipulation, alluding to his sentiment that Bitcoin is susceptible to questionable fluctuations on a group’s whim, or through actions executed by bad actors. Along with his fears regarding proper surveillance measures, the lawyer by trade also noted that while strides have been taken towards impenetrable custody solutions, these services purportedly remain vulnerable to unauthorized access. VanEck, SolidX’s Bitcoin ETF Team Meet With SEC Despite Clayton’s concerns regarding crypto-backed ETFs, the SEC recently released a memorandum that outlined a paramount closed-door meeting attended by representatives from VanEck, SolidX, and CBOE, the three firms behind the foremost Bitcoin ETF application. This recent event, which is the second of its kind, saw VanEck outline its proposed vehicle through a 62-part slide deck, breaking down the ETF to its core. Aiming to calm the SEC’s qualms with the cryptocurrency market, including fears that it’s rife low-liquidity, the ETF hopefuls touted the fact that the value of Bitcoin is “tightly linked” on spot and futures markets, apparently evidence that cryptocurrency is a “well-functioning capital market.” VanEck representatives went on to draw attention to the “resilience of Bitcoin markets,” claiming that the fixed supply, distributed, and secure nature of Bitcoin would disallow manipulation. VanEck went on to laud CBOE’s trading system, which the ETF would be based upon, for its speed, security, and ability to stay compliant with financial law, something that the SEC is likely seeking. No comments from the SEC were issued on VanEck’s slide deck, but many investors are hopeful that the attendees of the forum were pleased with what was presented. Nasdaq, VanEck To Launch “Crypto 2.0” Futures, Aims For Q1 2019 Launch On Tuesday morning, the crypto industry at large was rattled, as insiders reportedly claimed that Nasdaq had plans to launch a Bitcoin futures contract. Although the rumor was somewhat cast aside, with some skeptics calling the news “baseless,” at Consensus: Invest, VanEck digital asset strategist Gabor Gurbacs did his best to clear the air. On-stage, in front of a crowd of hundreds, Gurbacs officially revealed that VanEck was, in fact, partnering with New York-based Nasdaq to “bring a regulated crypto 2.0 futures-type contract” to market. However, like the Bloomberg report that originally broke the news, Gurbacs seemingly didn’t follow up the comment regarding the proposed product’s exact details. So due to the apparent secrecy, many quickly resorted to speculation, with some questioning if Nasdaq’s instrument would make use of ‘physical’ Bitcoin in custody, unlike CBOE and CME’s futures, but like Bakkt’s vehicle slated to launch in late-January. Then again, it isn’t clear if Nasdaq has plans to implement such a complicated feature, but seeing that the exchange is relatively blockchain- and crypto-friendly, physical backing isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Bloomberg noted that Nasdaq is planning to launch the proposed instrument in Q1 2019, which lines up with the planned release of Bakkt, Fidelity Digital Asset Services, and ErisX. It is important to note that the launch day is dependent on a green light from the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission. DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather Fined By SEC In ICO Case On Thursday morning, after a cloud of legal action loome

a month ago

Temexe X Crypto Hardware Wallet Review

A hardware wallet has the ability to connect to an internet source send or receive specific cryptocurrencies and then disconnect from the internet source. This is a valuable security feature because without being connected to a network, the holder can keep their coins safe from hacks like the infamous Mt. Gox. Cold storage can save you from disasters like that and anyone planning to hold cryptocurrency for extended periods of time should consider protecting their investments with a hardware wallet. Temexe X hardware wallet review As soon as I got the box open, the first thing that took my notice was the gold plated collector Bitcoin that comes with the wallet. The coin was added as a little gift from Temexe and it actually feels like it’s heavier than the wallet itself. The wallet is sleek and small with a rubber wristband like keychain attached to it. Upon set up I ran into a bit of a snag. To use the wallet you must first download the ourToken app and verify either your email address or your phone number via text. Entering my number and clicking verify started a little 60 second counter but a code was not sent to me. I tried a few times and also attempted to verify by email but it resulted in the same countdown with no code being sent. I sent the support team at Temexe an email to let them know about my problem and they got back to me rather quickly. They informed me that their servers were updating and that it was blocking new users from receiving verification codes. They ensured me that the update was completed and that I’d be able to get through next time around. Once I got the wallet going, everything went pretty smoothly. I was able to send ETH from my Binance account to the Temexe X hardware wallet within 5 minutes. And sending ETH from the wallet to any ETH address took merely seconds and only minutes to be confirmed (6 to be exact) and can be completed even faster by toggling the pull switch all the way to the fast side on the left of the screen on the ourToken app’s interface. Below the slow to fast toggle, the app provides the exact cost you will incur in fees which makes it easy to calculate, but a “use max” button could come in handy. Users can be sure that their transactions are safe and secure because the app is protected with a password and the user must press ok on the actual device in order to confirm a send. The wallet also has up and down arrows that allow you to scroll through the numerous wallets you’ve created. The Temexe X will actually let users created and hold hundreds of addresses if they so choose. If you own Binance’s BNB coins or have a bag of BAT you’ll be able to store your coins no problem. In fact, the Temexe X supports over 500 ERC20 tokens, so it’s highly likely that you can hold your investment securely on it. A Temexe X hardware wallet does not have a WiFi antenna so it can only connect to the internet via Bluetooth. The device ensures secure Bluetooth connections with its Military Grade AES-256 symmetric encryption. With this advanced security technology, private keys are safe even in the event that the user’s phone is hacked, you can read the source code on github. You can find a Temexe X for a little more than half the cost of other popular hardware wallets, the hardware piece currently goes for $69.99 and can be purchased on amazon, so it is a thrifty option for cryptocurrency holders that want to get serious about security. The post Temexe X Crypto Hardware Wallet Review appeared first on ZyCrypto.

a month ago

Stellar Lumens One Step Closer To Ripple’s XRP - Takes BCH Position

The long on-going run between the speedy coin is still visible in a foggy way in the crypto-industry. In the case of businesses dedicated to facilitating payments between individuals, the choice of which blockchain to use and which fintech to hire is of vital importance for their growth. However, the symbolic relationship between crypto-based and fiat-based fintechs has resulted in greater public exposure to the world of crypto-currencies and blockchain technologies. In the case of blockchains specialized in providing solutions to banks and payment providers to process cross-border transactions, 2 are the blockchains that currently dominate the sphere: Stellar and XRP. Both aim for the same issues that the financial sector is engaged by while offering solutions in different ways. Also Read: Ripple is Ready If the Rumored Partnership with Bank of America Happens On the same path on how humans when facing an issue attempt to solve it while learning more, the crypto-verse made its introduction to overcome many problems we hurdle on a daily basis with. So, in a way most coins are presented before us with the idea to make the world a better place. Obviously more and more ideas made their debut in the ecosystem claiming they will do better than the other or previous ones. Of course, with time better technologies and versions of existing platforms made their appearance. For the time being, XRP has taken the most out of the communities’ attention as showcased by taking the second place by market capitalization which many believed was cemented for Ethereum. This could have come due to its usefulness in 100+ cases around the globe and promising technology that enthusiasts believe will be world changing. “The technologies that banks use today that Swift developed decades ago really hasn’t evolved or kept up with the market...Swift said not that long ago they didn’t see blockchain as a solution to correspondent banking. We’ve got well over 100 of their customers saying they disagree.” However, right on its tail - Stellar has taken the fourth position from Bitcoin Cash after the controversial Hard Fork mid November which many concluded was the cause of the violent plunge the market went through. The competition between the two started from the birth of Stellar XLM as Jed McCaleb initiated the non-profit Stellar Development Foundation after forming the parent company Ripple in 2013 which followed with him leaving his active position. This all as Mr. McCaleb sought to step-up the transactionary side of the verse. What could turn out to be a future game changer for Stellar’s and XRP’s fate might be Coinbase’s teasing twitter post about exploring 5 coins, out of which three have been already listed. Today we are announcing that we’re exploring the addition of the following assets to Coinbase: Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC) and 0x (ZRX). https://t.co/qoECyR0V1f — Coinbase (@coinbase) July 13, 2018 Read Also: With ZCash Support, Is Stellar (XLM) Next for Coinbase? The post Stellar Lumens One Step Closer To Ripple’s XRP - Takes BCH Position appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

AirSwap Publishes the Top Performing Crypto Wallets, Coins and Jurisdictions for November

Ethereum-based peer-to-peer trading network AirSwap has published some fun facts about the crypto landscape in November. According to a tweet, MetaMask was the most popular wallet last month while Ledger was the top hardware wallet. Ethereum wallet Trust scored the top spot for most popular mobile wallet, while Singapore tops the list as the jurisdiction with the most trades. Basic Attention Token (BAT), which recently scored a listing on Coinbase exchange, was the most widely traded cryptocurrency in November. (GT)

a month ago

Daily Cryptocurrency News - 30th November 2018

Here are the most important cryptocurrency news of 30th November 2018: CME Bitcoin Futures - The Last Day of Trading If you’re a Bitmex trader, you probably know that each Friday of every month the CME Bitcoin Futures contracts expires. For the November contract month - the product code BTCX18 had its first trade on September 2018 and the last trade will be on 30th November 2018. “Termination of Trading: Last Day of Trading is the last Friday of contract month. Trading in expiring futures terminates at 4:00 p.m. London time on Last Day of Trading. It can be a coincidence, but today the Bitcoin’s price dropped with over 9% since a few days ago. The main reason of this could be the ending of CME Bitcoin futures. If that’s right, we can expect to see a small increase over the next few days. Back in May, Tom Lee - Fundstrat’s owner - explained more about this: If a trader is long Bitcoin and short the futures, as contracts move closer to expiry, holders may sell a large share of the coins at volume weighted average price (VWAP) to minimize tracking error. But near expiration, may sell the remaining Bitcoin, causing the price to drop, leaving the short position in the futures to close with a handsome profit.” The Bitcoin price is now fluctuating between $3,900 and $4,000 - a decrease since yesterday’s $4,371 value. DASH Partnership With ePaymints & Get Listed On 3XBIT Exchange DASH continue its work even through these hard times. As CZ of Binance would say : been through this many times already. Secret of success? Keep your head down and build. And Dash is following those exact words. Recently, DASH partnered up with ePaymints - a global payment service provider. The reason of this was to promote DASH to a broader user base and increase the adoption of the cryptocurrency. Regarding this partnership, Bradley Zastrow - Dash’s Head of Business Development- declared: “Cash-based and high chargeback industries pay much higher credit card fees on average, and that’s when they are lucky enough to get credit card acceptance - often that’s not an option. This is an obvious use case for Dash, and we’re proud to be recognized by ePaymints as the leading cryptocurrency positioned to solve these payment problems. Already, there are client integration consultations underway, and together, we look forward to expanding the Dash ecosystem.” Apart from this, Dash also got listed on 3XBIT - a new cryptocurrency exchange from Brazil. Right now, its users can trade DASH with Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, ATM Cash and Smart Cash. The exchange doesn’t have a KYC - unless the user is withdrawing Brazilian’s FIAT currency. However, You’d need a phone number and an email to trade on 3XBIT. Even though DASH’s price is way lower compared to January, the fact that the company continues its development is a good sign for its hodlers. With the future ChainLocks modifications, DASH could soon be among the top ten cryptocurrencies. Could Cardano Be Listed On Coinbase Before Stellar Lumens ? With the yesterday’s ZEC Coinbase listing, people started asking which one would be next. Coinbase announced a few months ago that they are exploring listing 5 new assets on their platform: Cardano (ADA), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x Protocol (ZRX). Three of those have already been listed : Zcash (ZEC), Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x (ZRX). But which one would be next? And why? EthereumWorldNews believes that Cardano (ADA) have more chances to be listed on Coinbase. The reasons are: Similarities between XLM and XRP that has not been listed on Coinbase since January Cardano’s plans for a purely transparent and decentralized platform We believe that it would be the other way around. Stellar Lumens (XLM) would be the first to be listed there as: Each of the cryptocurrencies listed on Coinbase have a working product - Cardano’s Ouroboros is live on Emurgo servers but its delegation implementation its still in the early development stage, according to Cardano Roadmap. Shelley would make Cardano fully decentralized - Until Shelley would be live, Cardano couldn’t be a purely transparent and decentralized platform. Therefore, it have the same chances as Stellar Lumens to be listed there. Litecoin recently became the 3rd cryptocurrency to be listed on all major exchanges. With the Blockchain.com partnership, Stellar Lumens is the one to follow it. Stellar Lumens already have a working product, tested and re-tested since its inception in 2014. Its years of development offers it a more than trustworthy chance to be listed there first. But we could be wrong. Stellar probably had some issues today, as this transaction appeared today: 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 99,999,999,999 #XLM (16,742,739,060 USD) transferred from Unknown wallet to Unknown wallet Tx: https://t.co/2eTP2DbdN4 — Whale Alert (@whale_alert) November 30, 2018 But, it may be Lighting Network testing as some users think. Or, SpaceBoatDvlp is right : There’s

a month ago

Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Price Resurgence Largely Depends on CoinBase Listing

Latest Cardano News We cannot reiterate the importance of an active community in blockchain projects. As long as a project is open source and its progress depends on participation, then it’s no doubt that Cardano is making huge strides. Cardano is a smart contracting and coin issuing platform, is pretty much centralized. However, work is in progress to bolster wallets and its settlement layer via Byron while latter phases will work towards complete decentralization. Read: 2 Reasons Cardano (ADA) Could Be Listed on Coinbase Before Stellar (XLM) Thanks to quality, the level of transparency and regular updates that the community receives, the community expects the latest update Cardano 1.4 for roll out later this month or early Dec. According to the latest AMA session by Charles, the update is under regression testing. Here, it’s all about functional consistency and already the team has picked out some regressions meaning bugs have been found but they are not of “big concern” and Cardano 1.4 should be released on time. In the meantime-and has reported by Ethereum World News, the third coin under CoinBase exploratory list -ZEC is now available at CoinBase Pro. How and why ZCash was offered support ahead of XLM and Cardano (ADA) is not yet clear. Today we are announcing that we’re exploring the addition of the following assets to Coinbase: Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC) and 0x (ZRX). https://t.co/qoECyR0V1f — Coinbase (@coinbase) July 13, 2018 However, as it is, speculation has it that ADA shall be the next to experience the CoinBase effect, listing prices from 2018’s +90 percent losses. ADA/USD Price Analysis With a $1.2 billion market cap, ADA is the 10th most valuable coin in the space. Regardless, just like the rest of the market, ADA/USD did face the brunt of sellers. At spot prices, the pair is down +90 percent from 2017 highs printing 11 percent in losses in the last week. And the worse thing about this is that though the market is vibrant expecting gains, candlestick arrangement points to sells. Trend: Bearish Needless to say, the drop in overall market cap—and prices has been frustrating and even depressing to investors. Despite shifting sentiment, ADA/USD is at this time frame bearish unless of course there are movements above important resistance levels. Volumes: Bearish, flat In this time frame, there are four candlesticks that are perhaps important as far as price projections is concerned. First, the bear breakout bars of Nov 19 (189 million versus 107 million) and Nov 20 (246 million versus 126 million)—these two set the motions for the current bear trend which ADA/USD is currently trading in. Thereafter, the rejection of lower lows by Nov 25 doji—179 million versus 119 million and the confirmation of bulls on Nov 28—218 million versus 140 million. Comparing these bars and we notice that there is better market participation on Nov 19-20 than on Nov 25—28 meaning bears are technically in control. Candlestick Formation: Bear Breakout Pattern Unless otherwise there are strong upsurges above 6 cents, our immediate resistance and support which Nov 19-20 bear broke, then bears are in charge. If prices expand and fail to breach this ceiling, then we shall have a clear retest with a strong bear move cancelling bulls. Then again, if prices reverse Nov 28 bulls and instead ADA/USD sink below 3 cents, it is likely that we shall see further declines to new 2018 lows. All Charts Courtesy of Trading View. This is not Investment Advice. Do your own Research. The post Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Price Resurgence Largely Depends on CoinBase Listing appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Privacy Coin Zcash Launches on Coinbase Pro Trading Exchange

CoinSpeaker Privacy Coin Zcash Launches on Coinbase Pro Trading Exchange This year Coinbase has been active in expanding its offerings. In July, it was announced that the company was working on the regulatory front to make possible it possible to add to its platform five new cryptocurrencies Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), and 0x (ZRX). We have already reported that 0x token has become the first ERC-20 token added to Coinbase Pro, then it came time for BAT. And now the major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange has announced the launch of support for Zcash (ZEC) on its Coinbase Pro platform. Zcash Support The company has announced that on November 29 it has started to accept inbound transfers of Zcash (ZEC) on Coinbase Pro. Trading will be fully started as soon as sufficient liquidity is reached. Coinbase has warned that initially, only Coinbase Pro users from the U.S. (with the exception of New York), U.K., E.U., Canada, Singapore, and Australia will have a possibility to trade ZEC on the platform. Nevertheless, the platform is planning to expand this offer to other jurisdictions in the future. Also, now ZEC trading will be available only on Coinbase Pro, users of Coinbase.com and mobile apps won’t have an opportunity to deal with this token right now. The company will make an extra announcement of the date when it will become possible. Following the general Coinbase’s principle of listing tokens, ZEC should pass four stages. These stages include “transfer-only,” “post-only,” “limit-only,” and “full trading”. At the first stage, customers will be allowed to transfer ZEC into their Coinbase Pro account without placing orders. The second stage presupposes posting limit orders without matches. At the third stage, customers will be able to match limit orders and finally at the fourth stage full trade will be enabled as it is seen from the name of the stage. Market Reaction Zcash is a cryptocurrency built a decentralized blockchain, with a view to increase the level of transactions privacy in comparison with those that are conducted on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. To examine private information about users’ transactions, it is necessary to utilize view keys. They can be also used for sharing information without making it publically available or for conducting audits. The asset is presented in two forms: shielded and transparent. According to the information revealed, Coinbase Pro will support deposits from both forms of ZEC, nevertheless, right now it will allow withdrawals only to transparent addresses. The announcement made by Coinbase resulted in the Zcash price jump. It took its price just five minutes to increase by 15 percent and reach a 9-day high. It grew from $82 to more than $99. Nevertheless, at the moment of writing, the token is traded for $80.12 with the market cap of around $428 million and its daily trading volume is around $170 million. Privacy Coin Zcash Launches on Coinbase Pro Trading Exchange

a month ago

2 Reasons Cardano (ADA) Could Be Listed on Coinbase Before Stellar (XLM)

Out of the five digital assets Coinbase announced it had interests in listing back in mid-June, three have been listed. These are the cryptocurrencies of Ox (ZRX), Basic Attention Token (BAT) and most recently, ZCash (ZEC). Only two remain on the list: Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA). With two cryptocurrencies remaining from the list, the odds that one will be the next one listed by the exchange can be compared to the proverbial coin toss: it could go either way. Cardano (ADA) has An Edge Over Stellar (XLM) But for many crypto traders, Cardano seems like the digital asset most likely to get its ticker on the trading platform. The following three reasons could be why this is so. Similarities between XLM and XRP that has not been listed on Coinbase since January Cardano’s plans for a purely transparent and decentralized platform Similarities Between XLM and XRP The back-end protocols for both XRP and XLM are consensus protocols. Looking at the coins that have been listed on Coinbase, we find that they are all Proof-of-Work protocols including ZCash. It is with this simple observation that we can formulate the loose theory that the reason Coinbase did not list XRP was because of the type of integration involved with its ledger. The same can therefore be concluded with XLM. Another similarity between XRP and XLM is that both the Ripple company and the Stellar foundation hold a large chunk of the coins respectively. Such ownership and/or control over a digital asset, can cause Coinbase to skip XLM for ADA that has more of its coins in circulation with traders/holders. Cardano’s Plans for a Purely Transparent and Decentralized Platform With the Bitcoin Cash Hash Wars not a forgotten event in the crypto-verse, the volatility associated with one or more parties having control over a mining network or its coins, can be seen as a cause for concern for many investors. Looking at both XRP and XLM, we have the Ripple company and the Stellar foundation holding a considerable amount of coins respectively. Although the likelihood of each dumping these coins into the markets are slim, it is probably a cause for concern for many institutional clients Coinbase is trying to attract. Cardano on the other hand, has an ADA distribution audit report available online. It clearly explains how the pre-sale of ADA was undertaken between September 2015 to January 2017. This is the type of transparency an investor looks for when looking for a coin to invest. In terms of decentralization, we find that the Shelley project that is due for completion in 2019, will ensure that there will be proper delegation and incentives to keep the network as decentralized as possible. In conclusion, we have seen Coinbase list ZCash (ZEC) just yesterday thus stimulating talk around the crypto-verse as to which between ADA and XLM will be next. We have then explored the case of ADA being next on Coinbase based on the key factors of decentralization, transparency, integration onto the Coinbase trading platform and the circulating supply of each asset in relation to the total supply. Which digital asset do you believe is next on Coinbase after ZCash (ZEC)? Will it be Stellar (XLM) or Cardano (ADA)? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post 2 Reasons Cardano (ADA) Could Be Listed on Coinbase Before Stellar (XLM) appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Why Coinbase Probably Listed ZCash (ZEC) Before Stellar (XLM)

Right after listing Ethereum Classic (ETC) back in August, Coinbase set its eyes on the five digital assets of Ox (ZRX), Basic Attention Token (BAT), ZCash (ZEC), Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA). The exchange went on to list the first 2 digital assets in mid-October and early November respectively. The theory goes that the exchange is more inclined to list ERC20 tokens such as ZRX and BAT due to the ease of integrating with the platform which already supports Ethereum. This can explain why the exchange chose the two digital assets first. Why ZCash Was Listed Before Stellar (XLM) Just yesterday, Coinbase Pro announced that it was listing ZEC. This came as a surprise to many crypto investors and traders who thought Stellar (XLM) was next in line after BAT and ZRX. The exchange usually does not explain why it chooses to list one digital asset over another so we are going to attempt to explain why ZEC was listed before XLM. We are going to talk about two speculative reasons as to why this was so. Therefore, let us kick things off with the first reason why the exchange probably listed ZCash (ZEC) before Stellar (XLM). Competing With The Gemini Exchange By the Winklevoss To first reason ZEC was listed before XLM goes back in time when the Winklevoss did something out of the ordinary by listing ZCash (ZEC) on the Gemini Exchange back in mid May. The exchange also placed ZEC as one of its leading digital assets as it was paired with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. A month later in mid June, Coinbase announced that it had interest in listing the 5 aforementioned digital assets. It is therefore not surprising to find that ZEC was in the list given the listing by Gemini only a month earlier. Coinbase was simply upping its game to compete with Gemini. Demand By Institutional Clients Given that the Gemini exchange already had a head-start on Coinbase by offering ZEC to institutional clients, it is only fitting that Coinbase would probably want to list the digital asset due to demand. If Gemini was offering ZEC since May 2018, some institutional clients wanting to do business with Coinbase probably asked about ZEC and the latter exchange had to comply 6 months later. Coinbase Opening an OTC Desk Due to Demands from Institutional Clients An example of Coinbase complying to the requests of investors can be seen when it announced earlier this week that it was planning to launch an OTC (Over The Counter) trading desk due to demand from institutional clients. Summing It Up ZEC was listed on Coinbase Pro ahead of Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA). The reasons for doing so remain a guarded secret at the exchange but we have explored two speculative reasons as to why this was so. The first one being that Coinbase wants to complete with the Gemini Exchange that had been offering ZEC to institutional clients since May. The second reason being the demand from institutional investors as a result of Gemini already offering ZEC for close to 6 months. Coinbase was sure to get requests to support ZEC and the team at the exchange complied with these requests. What are your thoughts on Coinbase listing ZEC before XLM and ADA? Please let us know in the comment section below. [Image courtesy of Coinbase] Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post Why Coinbase Probably Listed ZCash (ZEC) Before Stellar (XLM) appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

News Flash: Coinbase adds Zcash (ZEC) on its Exchange Trading Platform

Coinbase Pro, the exchange platform of Coinbase announced this morning that Zcash (ZEC) holders can start sending their funds to their accounts on the exchange. According to the announcement on Coinbase official blog, Coinbase Pro started accepting deposits at 10am today 29 November 2018 and the deposits will last for at least 12 hours after which sufficient liquidity is expected to be established before trading will be enabled for ZEC. Within the 12 hours from when deposits are accepted, ZEC launch will go through four stages, the first being “transfer-only” which started at 10am today. The second phase is the “post-only” stage which allows customers to post limit orders with no matches. Thirdly, users will enter the “limit-only” stage during which limit orders will start matching but customers cannot submit market orders. Finally after 12 hours, full trading will be enabled that includes every thing. Although the reason was not mentioned and more locations will be added subsequently, only Coinbase users from the U.S (New York excluded), E.U., the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, and Australia will enjoy the service for now. Zcash (ZEC) is number 19 cryptocurrency by market capitalization and one of the privacy coins known in the crypto space. Its advanced cryptography sets it apart and gives users the privacy of transaction when they want it. The cryptocurrency has both shielded and transparent addresses depending on the user’s needs, both of which are supported for deposits. Withdrawals however are restricted to transparent addresses for now and shielded addresses eventually for areas where such withdrawals do not violate local laws. As expected, this announcement has caused a boost in Zcash (ZEC) price reaching up to $92 today although it has dropped to ~$85 at press time according to Coinmarketcap.com. The market may still bounce back for ZEC especially when trading is enabled for the asset. Coinbase had added Ethereum Classic (ETC), 0x (ZRX), and Basic Attention Token (BAT) to Coinbase Pro earlier this year and this week added Ethereum Classic to its wallet. The startup strives to be the most secure exchange and wallet and this is particularly good for ZEC as security is a serious issue in the industry at the moment. Users have made several requests for addition of more assets and Coinbase Pro intends to add more suitable assets with time. For now, ZEC trading is available only for its USDC pair but the USD pair may be added eventually. The post News Flash: Coinbase adds Zcash (ZEC) on its Exchange Trading Platform appeared first on ZyCrypto.

a month ago

Breaking: Coinbase Pro Adds ZCash, ZEC Surges 15%

Coinbase Continues To Add Tokens, ZCash Next In an announcement made on Thursday morning, it has become apparent that Coinbase Pro, the startup’s professional trading platform, is launching support ZCash (ZEC), one of this nascent market’s foremost privacy coins. ZEC is launching on Coinbase Pro. Starting at 10am PT, customers can transfer ZEC into their Coinbase Pro account. Traders can deposit ZEC, but cannot place or fill orders. Order books will remain in transfer-only mode for at least 12 hours. https://t.co/5nADybxqKk — Coinbase Pro (@CoinbasePro) November 29, 2018 Per the release on the matter, starting 10am PST on Thursday, Coinbase Pro will begin to accept inbound (deposit) transfers of ZEC tokens. ZCash Deposits will reportedly be enabled for a minimum of 12 hours before ZEC trading goes live. Initially, Coinbase intends to launch ZEC trading for its USDC pair, but will only do so once “sufficient liquidity is established.” For now, presumably due to regulatory constraints, ZCash deposit, withdrawals, and trades will be activated for Coinbase clients in U.S. (New York state excluded), E.U., the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, and Australia. Other supported jursidiction may be added at a later date, pending regulatory green lights and other support statements. Like Coinbase Pro’s other recent listings, such as Ethereum Classic (ETC), 0x (ZRX), and Basic Attention Token (BAT), ZEC/USDC will be launched through a four-stage process: transfer-only, post-only, limit-only, and full trading. For more details on these stages, please visit Coinbase’s announcement. As of the time of writing, due to the coloquially-dubbed “Coinbase Effect,” ZEC has surged, posting a 15% gain amid a mixed bag market. ZEC is now valued at $92 a pop, with buying pressure continuing to surge into the asset. This is a developing story, so Ethereum World News will be sure to keep you updated! Title Image Courtesy of Marco Verch Via Flickr The post Breaking: Coinbase Pro Adds ZCash, ZEC Surges 15% appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Coinbase Pro Lists Zcash Privacy Coin

Zcash (ZEC) will be the next coin to join the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s list of featured virtual assets. It will be the first new asset, since Ethereum Classic (ETC), that doesn’t run-off the Ethereum (ETH) network. The announcement, made on Thursday afternoon on the official Coinbase blog site, will see Zcash listed as the next cryptocurrency on Coinbase Pro, the exchange’s trading platform for institutitonal and accreditted investors. Coinbase Pro initated Zcash deposits at 10:00 PT, less than one hour ago. Trading will go live in 12 hours, at 22:00 local time this evening. Its first trading pair will be with USD Coin (USDC), the exchange’s own stablecoin backed on a 1:1 ratio with the US dollar. Zcash is a peer-to-peer payments protocol which gives users the option to send transactions priavately. Established in the latter part of 2016, it uses the zk-SNARKS algorithm, which effectivelty enables transactions to be verified without the particulars having to be divulged. This used to take a substantial amount of computational power, but the recent Sapling upgrade has made private transactions more efficient. Coinbase had a reputation for being picky. This changed earlier this year when the exchange began to list more assets. The ultimate aim being to support “hundreds” of digital assets. Until today, these had all been ERC20 tokens, virtual currencies that run off Ethereum. Decentralized exchange token 0x (ZRX) was listed in early October, with the digital advertising coin Basic Attention Token (BAT) being added right at the beginning of November. Coinbase hasn’t explained the rationale behind the new addition. The move will take some by surprise because it is a privacy coin, a form of digital currency authorities in the US have expressed disapproval about. The author is invested in ETH, mentioned in this article. The post Coinbase Pro Lists Zcash Privacy Coin appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

a month ago

Urgente: Mais de um Bilhão de Dólares em Token Ethereum saindo da Binance

Por: Livecoins Uma das possibilidades da blockchain é a capacidade de ser auditada em todas as suas transações, e nessa madrugada a Binance moveu bilhões de tokens Ethereum de sua wallet. Essa auditoria é possível em todas as blockchains públicas de criptomoedas como Bitcoin e Ethereum, principalmente utilizando block explorers para fazer este trabalho. O movimento também foi auditado pelo Twitter da whale_alert, e também pelo Telegram desta mesma iniciativa, que apontou uma série de movimentações na wallet da TOP 1 no mercado das criptomoedas. Dentre os tokens movimentados estavam mais de U$ 20 milhões em BAT Token, que foi listado recentemente na Bithumb e Coinbase. Telegram @whale_alert Para buscar saber mais sobre a movimentação na wallet da exchange, entramos em contato pelo Twitter pedindo esclarecimentos sobre o caso, e até o momento em que publicamos essa não havia sido explicado o motivo das transações de forma oficial. No Twitter da Binance, nenhuma informação neste sentido foi compartilhada, nem de manutenção e nem de movimentação programada de fundos, o que ficou estranho para muitos que acompanharam ao vivo esta grande movimentação financeira. Após cerca de horas de várias transações milionárias em sua wallet de tokens ERC20, a Binance já havia terminado ao que parece ter sido uma manutenção na sua wallet, mas como não houve ainda um anúncio oficial a comunidade segue a espera de mais informações a respeito. Em algumas transações realizadas, chamou a atenção que o responsável por realizar o trabalho não colocou a quantidade de GAS necessárias para que as mesmas fossem realizadas. Fonte: BlockExplorer Ethereum A Binance já foi hackeada através de APIs de trade Bots, mas os atacantes na ocasião não conseguiram sacar os fundos da plataforma, e isso provou que a mesma possui atenção com a segurança. Os prejuízos dos clientes que foram causados ficaram por ser restituídos pela Binance, assim que fossem terminados a apuração dos casos. Enquanto aguardamos mais informações sobre o desfecho, devemos sempre reforçar que exchange não é wallet, e que os investidores de criptomoedas devem manter nestes ambientes apenas o necessário para trades. Fiquem ligados que estaremos de olho e daremos update aqui, por hora vamos considerando que fundos estão a salvo. O artigo Urgente: Mais de um Bilhão de Dólares em Token Ethereum saindo da Binance apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

2 months ago

Coinbase Wallet Adds Support for Ethereum Classic and More that 100k Other ERC20 Tokens

CoinSpeaker Coinbase Wallet Adds Support for Ethereum Classic and More that 100k Other ERC20 Tokens With more and more digital assets incrementing the offerings of crypto-exchange, Coinbase has all the chances to beat its competitors ultimately conquering rigid dominance over the industry. Today the ambitious exchange indulges wide swaths of passionate adopters with an additional portion of good news. Following three months since the exchange listing, Coinbase Wallet finally adds support for Ethereum Classic (ETC). ETC Wallet Expansion Ethereum Classic has a market capitalization of $533M, and a 24-hour trading volume of $230M. At the moment it is trading at $5.02, with a circulating supply of 106,343,805 ETC, according to CoinMarketCap. In the official blog post, the developers of Coinbase Wallet cheer up the exchange community with an upcoming upgrade that is going to enable the wallet holders to store, send and receive Ethereum Classic (ETC) as well as the rest of ERC20 tokens, which exist in the Ethereum blockchain. However, the users have to wait a couple of days before the promising features will be put into action, as an upgrade is to be completed before the wallet starts to support ETC storing. Notably, that for existing Coinbase Wallet users the ETC address won’t be different from their current Ethereum (ETH) address, so any ETC sent to Coinbase Wallet ETH address in the past will now show up after the update. Continuous Spread-out of Coinbase Platform It seems that Coinbase is truly devoted to the promise made to its global community. The exchange is gradually expanding the offerings with new digital coins. Earlier this month Coinspeaker reported that Coinbase had started trading the Basic Attention Token (BAT) on its platform, nevertheless as it was recently disclosed both the Android and iOS apps were excluded from the BAT coverage. The decision followed Coinbase announcement of the wallet’s support for Internxt native tokens (INXT). However, not everyone can reap the benefits from the Coinbase crypto-exchange since the platform declared limited coins availability for New York residents and traders from the United Kindom. According to Coinbase, these jurisdictions will be halted from both BAT and 0x trading at the platform. The same destiny awaits recently added ZRX coin. The statement revealed that Coinbase allows to trade ZRX in most jurisdictions, but it will not initially be available for residents of the United Kingdom or the state of New York. Operating in full compliance with the U.S. law, the Coinbase offerings list only tokens that SEC has proved to be neither assets nor securities. That is why such a promising XRP token so far has failed to be added to the exchange. Previously Coinspeaker speculated about potential Coinbase additions. We have even composed the list of top 5 digital coins that are likely to be added to Coinbase next, focusing on Cardano, Stellar and Zcash. Coinbase Wallet Adds Support for Ethereum Classic and More that 100k Other ERC20 Tokens

2 months ago

Crypto Today: Market Meltdown Could Open Up Entry Points for Wall Street

Note: “This analysis is an adaptation from the work of Mati Greenspan, Senior Market Analyst at eToro Falling crypto markets giving lucrative entry points which may interest Wall Street Increased activity on Bitcoin Futures suggest Institutional participation Technical Analysis 101: Newbies don’t fall it blindly Market Meltdown is giving attractive entry points for Wall Street to enter cryptos Well, the market has been in free fall for past couple of weeks and a lot of investors have eroded their capital in this downfall. But on the other side, this downfall has bought cryptos to a level where it looks a lucrative buying opportunity for the ones who have been waiting on the sidelines especially the institutional investors. Of course, it would be very difficult to prove but this theory really rings true. What makes one feel this theory to be untrue is that there are still some questions that go unanswered. Iik, for example,e the analyst, in their viewpoints, have suddenly turned bearish on Bitcoin at USD 3700 levels when they were bullish even at USD 20000? And that to when nothing much has changed fundamentally for the Bitcoin. And if institutions are buying or accumulating why are the prices falling? Even with these unanswered question,s there is some incident that shows some institutional interest building up. There is commonly circulated which shows that there is a whale who is currently accumulating massive amounts of Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) on the down-low. Also, there has been increased volumes over the last two weeks in the bitcoin future on the CBOE and CME exchanges which suggest that the futures market on Wall Street are participating in the volatility. Even though the volumes in the futures contracts are still only a fraction of the market there have been instances of spikes in volume in recent times. Like on November 20th they peaked at 87,278 BTC, which is about 8% of the volumes recorded on the crypto exchanges. All this really tells us is that they’re trading more when prices are moving and we’ve seen that before. Whether they’re secretly accumulating through OTC deals and using the futures to hedge remains to be seen. Newbies in cryptos need to understand situations before following Technical Analysis Technical analysis is an excellent study and if used wisely, could help people make good money. But using technical tools without market knowledge or situation analysis can land one in trouble. And that is what is happening with the newbies who are reading indicators blindly. A lot of beginners you come across take things like trendlines start to treat them as if they’re a perfect indicator of what’s about to happen. For example, this log scale bitcoin graph has come up a few times in the last week. It does show a break below the long-term trendline, however, for those of who are new at this stuff forget to understand that a break below a trendline doesn’t indicate that the trend is over. Take this chart as a perfect example. Notice how in early October the US Dollar broke strongly above its downward trendline, only to continue downward and test that same trendline in January. The key here is to take this type of things in stride and not to place too much weight on a single breakout or indicator. Taking it to cryptos, when someone says that the next area of support is between $3,000 to $3,500 it doesn’t mean that this is the bottom and it also doesn’t mean that the markets necessarily need to go that far down. It’s just one indicator and should be seen in the context of a greater story that includes both technical and fundamental analysis. The post Crypto Today: Market Meltdown Could Open Up Entry Points for Wall Street appeared first on Coingape.

2 months ago

Melhores sites para novidades das criptomoedas

Por: Livecoins Em um mercado em queda nada melhor do que tirar um tempo para conhecer mais sobre o mercado e sobre o que anda rolando com os projetos, pois uma listagem em uma grande exchange ou uma nova ferramenta pode fazer com que os projetos se valorizem. Na última semana uma mostra do potencial do que disse foi mostrado pelo Token BAT, que se valorizou mais de 9% com o mercado em baixa. Uma outra forma de aproveitar que o mercado está em baixa é acompanhar os eventos que as comunidades de criptomoedas estão realizando, um investimento que você nunca vai se arrepender é com certeza o estudo do mercado e de projetos promissores. Mais o que o trouxe até aqui é saber antes de outros investidores o que rolará no mercado das criptomoedas que podem impactar os preços dos ativos digitais, para isso confira abaixo a relação que fiz para vocês. Coindar O website Coindar é uma das ferramentas mais completas disponível de forma grátis para investidores. O mesmo possui a listagem de eventos de criptomoedas que irão ocorrer no mundo todo, monitoramento das criptos e uma série de outras funções. Com certeza o mesmo deve ser listado em seus favoritos, e para quem deseja tudo isso via redes sociais o Telegram deles é uma opção. CoinMarketCal O website CoinMarketCal consegue reunir as informações de várias criptomoedas em sua plataforma, trazendo mais vantagens aos investidores fundamentalistas e traders técnicos também. O serviço contém um canal com um bot no Telegram como opção para receber as notícias na plataforma. Este site para quem não possui proficiência no inglês tem uma versão em Português de Portugal. No CoinMarketCal a comunidade vota nos eventos, com fins de especular a importância do mesmo no cenário cripto, entre várias outras ferramentas. CoinsCalendar O website CoinsCalendar traz ao investidor os eventos sobre criptomoedas que irão ocorrer no mundo, entre conferências, listagens e muito mais. Este também está presente no Telegram com uma série de notificações para seus usuários. ____________ Os sites acima não costumam trazer eventos realizados sob a temática de blockchain pura, mas sim de criptomoedas e o que está acontecendo em suas comunidades. Os mesmos são importantes igualmente, considere uma espiada em todas as opções. Para investidores do mercado que gostam de antecipar seguindo a máxima de “compre no boato venda no fato” esta é uma lista especial, adicione aos seus favoritos e aproveite. Cuidado ao investir no mercado de criptomoedas é uma dica que sempre damos, estude antes. Se possui algum que gostaria de compartilhar conosco, deixe nos comentários que adicionamos a lista. O artigo Melhores sites para novidades das criptomoedas apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

2 months ago

Podcast Transcript: Earn.com Co-Founder Lily Liu on How Blockchain is Evolving in the East and West, China’s Blockchain Strategy and Her Investing Approach

Checkout our Latest Podcast with Lily Liu We are delighted to bring you our latest podcast with delighted to be joined by our guest today, Lily Liu, co-founder and former CFO of Earn.com. Earn.com was sold to Coinbase in early 2018 in a deal worth more than $120mn, Coinbase’s largest acquisition to date. The company allowed users to send and receive digital currency for replying to emails and completing tasks. Prior to Earn.com, Lily was the CFO of the first foreign-funded, private, mass market hospital in China. Prior to that, she spent time working at Mckinsey and then later KKR Capstone. Lily graduated from Stanford and Harvard. In our conversation, we talked about Lily’s inside views on how crypto is evolving between the East and West, what China may be doing with Crypto and Blockchain, and also how she thinks about investing in blockchain globally. Timestamps and Topics discussed on the Podcast 1:53- Introduction to Lily Liu 2:40- Lily’s hypothesis on what is happening in the Blockchain industry vs. what has happened historically to technology developments in Silicon Valley 6:10- How regulations will limit US Projects from an Innovation Perspective 12:35- Why the preexisting frameworks for technology and product developments that Silicon Valley espoused will no longer work as well in a decentralized world 15:50- Why governments should like blockchains 18:10- China’s Blockchains Strategy 21:18- How Lily thinks about adoption and distribution for blockchain- would we eventually see a digital rivalry between Bitcoin vs Facebook vs Country blockchains 30:17- How does Lily think about investing in Blockchain in the current environment? Joyce Yang Welcome to the Global Coin Podcast. A Podcast where we hear from leading global operators and investors in crypto with their thoughts on the Asia Blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Asia is really a cryptocurrency hub, and understanding the region is as important as understanding what’s going on locally. We also have a newsletter that highlights all the important crypto news coming out of Asia with many translated by our staff directly from the local media. Check it out at [globalcoinresearch.com] I’m your host, Joyce Yang, and I am delighted to be joined by our guest today, Lily Liu, cofounder and former CFO of Earn.com. Earn.com was sold to Coinbase in early 2018 in a deal worth more than $120mn, Coinbase’s largest acquisition to date. The company allowed users to send and receive digital currency for replying to emails and completing tasks. Prior to Earn.com, Lily was the CFO of the first foreign-funded, private, mass market hospital in China. Prior to that, she spent time working at Mckinsey and then later KKR Capstone. Lily graduated from Stanford and Harvard. In my conversation with Lily, I’ve founder her to be one of the smartest, sharpest people I’ve met and I am so honored to have her on the podcast talking about her past experience working in China and her outlook on the blockchain industry on a global level. In our conversation, we talked about Lily’s inside views on how crypto is evolving between the East and West, what China may be doing with Crypto and Blockchain, and also how she thinks about investing in blockchain globally. Thanks for coming on the show Lily. Would you please our listeners a quick introduction of yourself? Lily Liu Sure. I’m Lily Liu. I most recently was CFO and co-founder of Earn.com which was acquired by Coinbase earlier this year. Previous to that, I built a big private hospital in China outside of Shanghai. And then prior to that, I worked at the KKR private equity firms and also McKinsey, which is a global consulting firm. And prior to that, I studied at Harvard and Stanford. I love talking about this stuff. I could be completely wrong, and I’m absolutely open to being completely wrong and I would love to have a debate on all these various things since I’m just trying to seek a perspective that I believe in like anyone else. Well, let’s see. What were we talking about? Well, I’ll tell you my general thesis. My general thesis is that in the past, nearly every major technology trend has been disowned by Silicon Valley. If you think about the core layer technology, if you just sort of break it into 3 general parts, the core Layer 1 technologies as we call it today, but if you think about that originally, silicon, was really like the sort of the base layer technology. It’s kind of down south in San Jose, let’s say. And then the business models have more or less Mountain View, Palo Alto, and then that was for example, of course, Google, Facebook, whatever else. And of course, there’s an iterative process between the business model and most of the underlying supporting technology or infrastructure. And then the consumer experiments, consumer adoption experiments more recently like Uber and Airbnb, they were all basically executed here at San Francisco. And so this whole sort of experimentation cycle all happened really wi

2 months ago

State of Asia Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: A China Series #1

We are rolling out a new post series for our Premium readers. It will feature recurring updates on the state of Asia Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. We have come up with 4 high-level topics, and every week we will be writing about one of these topics, and rotating through them in the following order. China (with a commentary on recent regulatory trends, media sentiment, and touching on exchanges and company developments) Asia Countries ex-China (with a commentary on regulations, media sentiments, crypto projects, exchanges and company developments) Exchanges And Mining (Binance, Huobi, Upbit, Bitmain, Canaan, etc) Crypto Projects and Funding Trends Let us know your thoughts on this initial piece, and how we can improve! China Series #1 The Quick Take China’s Cyberspace administration has been pushing for an acceleration of blockchain standards this month. Simultaneously, in the background, it’s swiftly gathering user information, centralizing data and shutting down user accounts of large tech companies- Baidu Alibaba and Tencent and others. The regulators have also been making moves on education and implementing its internet practices internationally. We are seeing a new digitally-enabled governing central power unveiling before us. China’s Central Bank continues to clamp down on ICOs to maintain financial stability, and this month made an effort to include airdrops as part of the warning. Its frequent, published opinions on the crypto market continue to impress me. It demonstrates the Central Bank’s full understanding of the nascency of the crypto market and expresses China’s effort to become an international leader in the space. Financial institutions have been the ultimate adoption of blockchain technology, and we are seeing that in Hong Kong and mainland China. China blockchain continues to be a strategic initiative for companies such as Huobi and Ripple. In Detail A. China’s blockchain push is accelerating; government seeking to aggregate and centralize information Blockchain push and implementation appear to be accelerating on the central government level. In the last month, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) ministry has called for ‘acceleration’ of blockchain standardization. The ministry has highlighted that the standardization work began as early as 2016, with the publication of the Economic Summit of China Development Forum 2016’s white paper, which stipulated five categories for blockchain standardization: foundation, processes and method, interoperability, business and applications, and information security. It appears that we’ve arrived at the “business and applications” standardization stage. Just last week, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)’s Zhou Ping, who also is the secretary general of the China Blockchain Technology and Industry Development Forum and director of the Software Engineering and Evaluation Center at China’s Electronics Technology Standardization Research Institute (it’s probably not a coincidence that he hold roles in each of these departments), has been advocating for the development of a reference blockchain architecture standard for guiding the selection and application of blockchain systems across diverse domestic industries. Here is an update of the standards thus far: “As of May 2018, it [the forum] reportedly completed ten international blockchain standards such as terminology and concepts, reference architecture, classification and ontology, which have now entered development stage. While blockchain standardization work continues to “deepen,” the text highlights that several hurdles still impede its completion, slowing industrial-scale development. These reportedly include “misunderstandings,” or an “immature and imbalanced” view of the technology’s application across various industries and scenarios, and insufficient cultivation of blockchain talent, which it notes is especially needed to train standardization practitioners. The author calls on the country to expedite standardization, as the technology’s potential applications continue to extend beyond the bounds of finance to supply chain management, social welfare, the culture and entertainment industries, and other fields.” What this means: While leaders such as Zhou Ping under the Cyberspace Administration of China advocates for acceleration of blockchain standards, the same organization has also been making way into laying the groundwork to gather data from various internet companies and channels, to put onto eventually what I believe will be a blockchain. This last month, the Financial Times has reported that these cybersecurity regulators are requesting detailed logs of user activity and personal information from all technology companies and online service providers with “public opinion or social mobilization capacity” before the month’s end. Here are the details: “The Cyberspace Administration of China laid out the new rules, due to come into effect on November 3

2 months ago

Daily Cryptocurrency News - 24th November 2018

Here’s the latest cryptocurrency news of 24th November 2018: Everyone’s Taking Shots At Bitcoin - Novogratz, Anthony Pompliano and Dr. Nouriel Roubini In a market like this, everyone likes to express their opinion about Bitcoin. Some might be good, some might be bad and some are just interesting. The famous Crypto investor Mike Novogratz expressed his thoughts on Bitcoin claiming that it ‘sucks’ to have or create a business in these times. Speaking to Financial Times, he declared: “2017 was just fun, it was almost stupid. [But] this year has been challenging. It sucks to build a business in a bear market...[Staff] anxiety levels go up when crypto goes down...In most traditional business, [such as] Goldman Sachs, you don’t worry. There’s not an existential threat out there.”” Noogratz, known for making bold predictions about the Bitcoin price, is having rough times right now with its company - Galaxy Digital. The company shares dropped 37% since August. Moreover, the Q1 2018 produced losses of $134 million for Galaxy Digital. Q2 though had better results - with $35 million in net income. On the other hand, Anthony Pompliano is feeling optimistic about Bitcoin’s future. Despite Bitcoin’s youth as a payment option - it’s beaten stocks, currencies, commodities and bonds in terms of performance. He even compared Bitcoin with MasterCard: “We have very deep conviction on a long-term basis. And if you look at the fundamentals, the 24-hour transaction volume on the Bitcoin network is about $4.6 billion as of lately, and the market cap is $74 billion. So that’s about a 16-times multiple of transaction volume for market cap. That’s very similar to Mastercard which does about $11 billion worth of transactions and is valued at about $180 billion. So from a value perspective, it’s right there on par with Mastercard.” As he states, don’t listen to the noise. Focus on the fundamentals. https://twitter.com/Xentagz/status/1065332934721368064/photo/1 Dr. Roubini Nouriel - one of the people that likes to criticize the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies - claimed that the Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) would bring the downfall to cryptocurrency space. Christine Lagarde talked about these last week, expressing interest in bringing the idea to life. Dr. Nouriel Roubini wrote for TheGuardian an article where he express the main points why CBDCs will take over: Central banks already have the technology - “a centralised permissioned private non-distributed ledger that allows for payments and transactions to be facilitated safely and seamlessly” If there would be a possibility for individuals,corporations and non-bank financial institutions to “make transactions through the central bank,”l CBDCs would be able to replace “the need for cash, traditional bank accounts, and even digital payment services;” CBDCs would “immediately displace cryptocurrencies” as they’re not “scalable, cheap, secure, or actually decentralized;” Authorities would “soon crack down on” privacy-focused cryptocurrencies that offer “complete privacy.” Bitcoin Cash ABC’s Mistake Bitcoin Cash ABC’s new rolling 10 block checkpoint system could put the network at risk. Even this was introduced to defend it against “deep” hostile reorganization, the risk is bigger now for consensus chain splits and offer attackers new opportunities, BitMex claimed. The update was made to introduce checkpoints - which will protect the network from bad actors tricking the network into mining fake versions of its blockchain. The results of this could lead to transactions being reversed or network interruptions. But this new update increase the risk of the network having a 51% attack. According to TheNextWeb, someone could control the network for as little as $27,000. As we all know, the hashwar between Roger Ver and Craig Wright ended by Roger ver’s Bitcoin Cash ABC winning the BCH ticker. Would Craig profit of this opportunity and attack the network as he repeatedly declared he will? More details about this can be found on BTCManager and Bitmex blog. Monero’s Lead Developer About BAT - They’re The Mafia Monero’s ”fluffypony” Ricardo Spagni recently took a shot at Basic Attention Token - claiming “They’re basically the mafia.”. It all started when Spagni discovered a “loophole” where the developers of BAT could ” steal funds from users” if they’re unclaimed tokens after 90 days. Moreover, they can also use ‘Sybil attack investigation’ and KYC/AML excuses to prevent you from claiming your coins for 90 days,”. Brendan Eich - The co-founder of Mozilla and the inventor of JavaScript programming language - explained that those were necessary to prevent bad actors from using the network for their own interest. A fraudulent user could accept grants from Brave’s User Growth Pool (UGP) and forward those to fake content creators. As for the ‘Mafia’ comment, Eich claims that clawback its available only for BAT tokens granted from the UGP that go unused. The user’s BAT cannot b

2 months ago

Lead Monero Dev Slams BAT Policies, Brave Founder Clarifies

The lead developer for Monero slammed BAT over its policies and “awful design decisions,” putting Brave founder Brendan Eich on the defensive. Monero Dev Compares BAT to The Mafia Monero frontman Ricardo “fluffypony” Spagni took to Twitter on Thanksgiving not to give thanks, but to give Basic Attention Token (BAT) a verbal beating, comparing the utility cryptocurrency token developers to “the mafia.” The heavily opinionated developer also called BAT “centralized, permissioned, and thus entirely disinteresting and better done with a database instead of a blockchain.” Spagni’s comments come after he discovered a “loophole” that allows BAT devs to “steal funds from users.” “The BAT ToS let’s them steal ‘unclaimed’ tokens after 90 days, but they can also use ‘Sybil attack investigation’ and KYC/AML excuses to prevent you from claiming your coins for 90 days,” he alleges. He asserts that Brave features an overly complicated AML/KYC process disguised as a backdoor, allowing them to hold BAT tokens hostage that were initially intended for content creators. Brave’s Eich Responds, Clarifies BAT Clawback While Spagni is only looking out for cryptocurrency investor’s best interests, his comments are exceptionally accusatory and negative despite BAT creator and founder of the Brave browser Brendan Rich’s track record of success in creating game-changing internet technologies. Eich first’s contribution to the world was his development of the JavaScript programming language, and after that he co-founded Mozilla - the company behind the Firefox browser best known for its privacy features. Eich explains that certain countermeasures are required to prevent “hundreds to thousands of fraudulent users” from accepting grants from Brave’s User Growth Pool (UGP) and forwarding it to fake content creators. The UGP is designed to grant users with BAT tokens who are encouraged to tip content creators and plant the seeds of the content monetization platform Brave ultimately intends to be. As for “stealing” BAT, Eich refutes the claim, and clarifies that Brave can only clawback BAT tokens granted from the UGP that go unused - a user’s imported BAT cannot be accessed in any way. “We’re not going to hold a potential grant in limbo forever waiting for it to be used,” Eich explained. The firm makes this clear to users up front, and shows an expiration date on the unused funds. He also clears the air around his company’s access to BAT holdings rightfully owned by individual users. “The only person who can move BAT from a wallet is the person who has that wallet’s key. If we’re talking about BAT that you own, Brave doesn’t have the key,” Eich said in an interview. “There’s nothing we can do to touch your BAT. BAT in a wallet you control cannot be ‘confiscated.’ KYC has nothing to do with this fact, and in any event, user-provided wallet KYC is not yet implemented.” Related Reading: Basic Attention Token Nosedives 20% Amidst SEC Crackdown Concerns BAT has been a hot topic amongst the cryptocurrency community as of late, as the utility token was recently listed on Coinbase and saw rapid price gains that eventually turned into losses as concerns mounted around ERC20 tokens like BAT. Last month the operator of decentralized ERC20 trading platform EtherDelta was charged with operating an unregistered securities exchange. Fears over ERC20 tokens being deemed a security by the Securities and Exchange Commission led to a sell off of the Ethereum-based token. The post Lead Monero Dev Slams BAT Policies, Brave Founder Clarifies appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 months ago

Bitcoin Cash SV Price Surges by 15% Following Heavy Trading Volume

Today is not necessary the interesting day for most cryptocurrency markets, yet there are always peculiar developments taking place. Although the discussions between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Cash SV has calmed down significantly, the latter currency is noting some strong gains in the price department. That is a promising sign for this fork of BCH, and further confirmation different views can succeed side-by-side. Bitcoin Cash SV Price is Rising Quickly Ever since the Bitcoin Cash network protocol upgrade last week, there has been a lot of confusion as to what the future will bring. Bitcoin Cash as people know it is still around, yet a separate currency has been created in the process. The forked version is called Bitcoin Cash SV, and still controls nearly half of the network hashrate. As such, speculators start to pay attention to this currency. Over the past 24 hours, the Bitcoin Cash SV price has risen by 15% in both USD and BTC value. That is a very promising sign, especially when considering how all top currencies suffer from growing bearish pressure yet again. BCHSV Also generates a fair amount of trading volume, as over $169m worth of volume is nothing to sneeze at. Even so, its total market cap remains unclear on CoinmarketCap, simply because they seemingly can’t calculate the circulating supply. When looking across social media, there is still a lot of hostility toward Bitcoin Cash, BCHSV, Roger Ver, and Craig Wright. Not entirely abnormal, as many people blame this “split” for ongoing price issues across the entire industry. Even so, the image shared by When Moon? is quite interesting regardless. @rogerkver #bch #BCHSV pic.twitter.com/FrmL82mCiJ — When Moon? (@FHRITP_BTC) November 24, 2018 Those who want to look at things from a technical analysis point of view may have noticed how there is a very pattern forming on the BCHSV charts. Dacomax is not too sure whether this will result in more bearish pressure or simply displays a Bat signal for better things to come. Most peculiar, albeit it doesn’t necessarily mean anything either. #BCHSV Bear ot Batman? pic.twitter.com/mbqnqSDjMw — DacoMax (@DacoMax) November 24, 2018 Unsurprisingly, there is also a rather appealing arbitrage option to explore in the Bitcoin Cash SV department. The value of BCHSV on Gate is significantly lower compared to KuCoin, which allows users to score some very easy profits. There are always many different facets to cryptocurrencies, and arbitrage trading is slowly becoming more apparent. #BCHSVBuy at #Gate.io and sell at #KuCoin. Ratio: 1.01%#bitcoin #arbitrage #arbitraj #arbingtool https://t.co/xiFUPzcOcC — Arbing Tool (@ArbingTool) November 24, 2018 Although the current Bitcoin Cash SV price momentum looks promising, it has become more than apparent no uptrends can be sustained in this industry throughout 2018. It would appear this run is no different, as the value of BCHSV has been suppressed violently over the past week or so. As such, this “breakout’ may not remain in place too long, as users will begin taking profits eventually. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Bitcoin Cash SV Price Surges by 15% Following Heavy Trading Volume appeared first on NullTX.

2 months ago

Monero’s Top Developer Slams Basic Attention Token (BAT), Likens It to the Mafia

The gloves are off in the developer community. Ricardo Spagni, who is the lead developer for privacy coin Monero, slammed Basic Attention Token on social media, reportedly likening rival devs at the BAT project to the mafia. He went on to accuse the BAT cryptocurrency of being centralized. BAT, Spagni suggested, doesn’t need the blockchain and more closely resembles a database startup. The mafia comment was fueled by a vulnerability that he reportedly discovered in which BAT developers can supposedly siphon funds away from users, a claim that Basic Attention Token creator Brendan Rich, who is widely respected in tech circles, denies. (GT)

2 months ago

Coinbase Pairing Helps Stellar XLM Despite Plummeting Crypto Markets

Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Stellar (XLM)-As cryptocurrency tests new lows for 2018, with the overall outlook for the market looking even more bearish in an already abysmal investment year, Stellar XLM has managed to weather the storm thanks to a previous announcement by U.S. based exchange Coinbase. On Nov. 19, following days of slumping cryptocurrency prices which wiped tens of billions from the market capitalization, the industry took another plunge to $160 billion, with top ten currencies across the board falling double digit percentage points in addition to last week’s bloodbath. However, Stellar XLM has managed to weather the price fall storm relative to the rest of the market, with prices still above what they were during the summer following the Coinbase announcement. Coinbase, which recently added Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x to its limited coin offering, has managed to buoy the price of Stellar for some time despite slipping market prices for Bitcoin and the majority of the altcoin market-including coins that were previously listed or associated with the U.S. based exchange. While Cardano has also been tied to a potential listing on the exchange, the price of the ADA coin has had managed nowhere near the price resiliency currently seen in XLM, and for a number of reasons. Stellar has been closely monitored in relation to Coinbase since it was first listed among the five initial coins to be considered for addition to the exchange. Despite more popular choices and larger market capitalization coins, such as XRP, being considered by outside analysts, Coinbase has as much to gain as the Stellar investment base in an eventual listing. Since the original announcement, which included 0x, Basic Attention Token, Cardano, Stellar and Zcash, only the first two have been added to the exchange. While Coinbase was careful not to provide specific details or definitive claims on any one listing-instead choosing to say all five currencies were being considered and could possibly be added in different regions-XLM still holds the betting favorite for being added to the exchange. XLM represents a significant price deviation from the current coin listing, which often ranges in the tens to hundreds (or in the case of BTC, thousands) of dollars per coin. Stellar’s price point of $0.22 is psychologically appealing to a 13 million strong customer base that has yet to gain access to large max supply, low priced coins (0x, the closest coin in price, has a valuation of $0.43). In addition, XLM is the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization-closing in on the fourth largest currency of Bitcoin Cash-which is much higher than the other coins yet to be added to the exchange. Stellar has also been associated with massive stories of cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption, being utilized by computing giant IBM as well as rumors tied to the social networking platform Facebook. While no new details have emerged on the potential addition of XLM and Coinbase, the exchange has reiterated its commitment to listing new coins in a timely fashion, giving customers a broader selection of coins to participate and invest in. The post Coinbase Pairing Helps Stellar XLM Despite Plummeting Crypto Markets appeared first on Ethereum World News.

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