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Nadando contra a maré: Criptomoeda Waves valoriza mais de 70% nos últimos 30 dias

Por: Livecoins Eu sei que todo mundo já sabe mas, não custa nada lembrar: Todo o mercado de criptomoedas está no vermelho, amargando perdas de mais de 30% desde meados de novembro, pânico geral, sonhos foram destruídos, holders viraram solders, um caos, mas uma moeda entre as 100 maiores por capitalização de mercado subiu mais de 50% nos últimos 30 dias, um brilho na escuridão: Waves. Com um aumento de preço de 10% nas últimas 24 horas, e mais de 70% no mês, a Waves é uma das únicas moedas não afetada pela tendência de queda do mercado, tornando-se uma das maiores altas. Preço Waves últimos 30 dias. Uma série de boas notícias na semana passada permitiu que a moeda ganhasse um impulso de alta que raramente é visto nesses casos de queda generalizada - e é bom lembrar que o preço da Waves ainda está muito longe de sua alta histórica de US $ 16. No dia 10 de dezembro, a desenvolvedora de uma plataforma blockchain pública global anunciou que estava lançando um plugin do navegador Mozilla Firefox, além do plugin do Chrome, chamado Waves Keeper, usado para gerenciar chaves privadas. O fundador da Waves, Sasha Ivanov, twittou na semana passada que a plataforma também lançará e ativará ‘Waves Smart Assets’: Upcoming smart assets on $waves can do: whitelists, #ico tokens freezing, taxation (token issuer collects transfer fees), trading against only certain currencies and more, you will have to use your imagination 🙂 all what #erc20 is used for but with much less hassle. — Sasha Ivanov (@sasha35625) December 5, 2018 O sentimento otimista vem seguindo a Waves há algum tempo. A moeda vem subindo desde o início de dezembro, quando a equipe anunciou uma atualização muito aguardada no aplicativo Waves Mobile, que incluiu uma exchange descentralizada e permitiu a compra de tokens Waves diretamente com cartões de crédito de dentro do aplicativo, tornando o token muito mais acessível com moedas fiduciárias do que no passado. Até agora, o aplicativo tem mais de 100.000 instalações na Play Store do Google para dispositivos Android. Quase nenhuma outra criptomoeda teve ganhos como a Waves. Em termos de ganhos de preço de 24 horas, apenas a Decred está no verde com cerca de 5%, outras estão com ganhos muito próximos de zero. Quando se trata de altas de preços em 7 dias, a Waves está acompanhada da EOS (10%), Tezos (12%) e QTUM (12%). O artigo Nadando contra a maré: Criptomoeda Waves valoriza mais de 70% nos últimos 30 dias apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

a day ago

Crypto 2019: Experts Predict Adoption But Also Losses

2018 was a thin harvest, but leaders of the crypto space are forecasting a bumper year in 2019. Leading executives at several blockchain startups expect adoption replacing speculation in the coming year, with regulatory clarity bringing in institutional players to create a stable market. That said, some cautioned that the good harvest would only come after a harsh winter. Xinshu Dong, CEO of Zilliqa, a Singapore-based blockchain platform, expects cryptocurrencies to find use in a diverse range of use cases. There will also be the opportunity to find solutions for operational pain-points, such as scalability, he says. “We will see a wave of widespread use cases in 2019 as organizations looking to implement and develop blockchain applications become more focused,” Dong told Crypto Briefing via email. “[It] may indeed be the year we address the existing challenges, see traction for the technology beyond the testnet phase, and welcome many far-reaching dApps.” “So it is very likely that we will see some compelling use cases emerge,” he added. Institutional adoption Predictions at the start of 2018 had been particularly bullish. In a period of intense market euphoria, analysts were quick to forecast a trillion-dollar crypto market; Tom Lee from Fundstradt even predicted that Bitcoin (BTC) could trade for $25,000. Needless to say, that didn’t happen, and a series of slides took the market down by approximately 84%, at the time of writing. But price may not count for as much next year. “2018 has been a rollercoaster of a year for blockchain and crypto, with the focus being very much on market movements and the need for increased regulation in the space,” said Gabriele Giancola, CEO and Co-founder of qiibee, a blockchain-based loyalty project. “Moving into 2019, and further down the line, I believe we will begin to see a separation between hype and reality.” Many see 2019 as the year institutional players make their move. Max Kordek, co-founder and CEO of Lisk (LSK), a blockchain platform, said that technological progress will mean blockchain can be slowly accepted by big business and governments. He believed that increasing adoption will lead to a change in views; cryptocurrency will be treated less like a pariah and more as an alternative asset. This was reflected by Craig Mc Gregor, CEO of the DSTOQ exchange, who argued cryptocurrency could become an ideal independent store of value. With greater regulatory clarity and a mature market, institutional investors could see cryptocurrencies as an ideal investment opportunity. “Investors are looking for alternative opportunities to make profits and need alternative asset classes. This is why, the new asset class and technology is an attractive opportunity,” Mc Gregor said. “We see many big projects form some of the biggest players in the pipeline and expect 2019 to be a major year for cryptocurrencies as well as blockchain in general.” Crypto 2019: It’s not all positive Many figures see cryptocurrencies moving from the generalized function of ‘one coin to rule them all’, to a more industry-specific utility. Roger Lim, head of NEO Global Capital, said sophisticated projects will begin to target specific industries. But he also said there would likely be a cull: “With competitiveness rising, the blockchain industry is bound to undergo some sort of consolidation and the projects best equipped with a “survival of the fittest” mentality are the most likely to succeed,” he said. Lim was not alone in emphasizing that the coming year will be mostly uphill. “Contrary to popular opinion, 2019 will not be about exciting new ways to use blockchains,” said Decred co-founder Jake Yocom-Piatt. “It will be about which cryptocurrencies get the fundamentals right, organize their collective intelligence, and can endure the gyrations induced by ignorant prospecting. Just like during the dot com bubble, endurance matters.” Some businesses are already suffering from the extended bear market; Binance halved its profit forecasts to $500m. As Crypto Briefing extensively reported, ETCDev - the core developer for Ethereum Classic (ETC) - ceased operations last week by keeping all its assets in virtual currencies. 2018 was a transformative year for cryptocurrencies. Expectations have been lowered but long term, this will be beneficial. The sector doesn’t need hubris; it needs tangible products. Otherwise, what’s the point? The author is invested in BTC, ZIL and NEO, which are mentioned in this article. The post Crypto 2019: Experts Predict Adoption But Also Losses appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

2 days ago

Decred is live on Delta Direct! If you have the @get_delta a...

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2 days ago

Good news! There's still a bull market in Decred development...

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10 days ago

Bcoin Developers Release Cross-Chain Atomic Swap Application

On Friday, Nov. 16, the developers behind the full node projects Bcoin and Bcash announced an application that allows users to complete cross-chain atomic swaps between both the BCH and BTC chains. The Bcoin programmers have also released a guide, videos and code for beginners and experts who want to swap BTC for BCH in a decentralized fashion. Also read: Markets Update: Traders Expect Major BCH Action When Exchanges Open BCH and BTC Cross-Chain Swaps With No Middlemen The Bcoin developers recently released an application for users who want to learn how to execute atomic swaps between the BCH and BTC blockchains. Cross-chain atomic swaps have generated a lot of buzz lately, as the process allows people to swap two different cryptocurrencies, but without the need for third parties. Both Bcoin and Bcash are full node BTC and BCH implementations built with Javascript/NodeJS. With the atomic swap application, the Bcoin programmers wholeheartedly believe that in order “to protect both users, there must be no scenario in which one person can control both coins at the same time.” “Atomic swaps enable some of the coolest layer-two technology in crypto, like Lightning and DEXs,” the Bcoin team stated. “We put together an illustrated guide to walk you through the process, complete with code and videos.” Bcoin’s atomic swap guide, written by Matthew Zipkin, gives readers a comprehensive look into the technology under the hood. Similar to other types of second-layer technologies, cross-chain swaps use a protocol called Hash Time Locked-Contract (HTLC). Bcoin’s website explains the process through written descriptions and shows visuals of Alice and Bob performing an atomic swap. The guide also shows how the script is written by creating HTLC scripts with the Bcoin and Bcash libraries. Additionally, the walkthrough details how to fund swaps and redeem them once the funds are sent to the designated addresses. The atomic swap templates are accompanied by a video demonstration of the cross-chain trade. Centralized Exchanges and Hacks Bolster the Need for Atomic Swaps Over the last year concepts such as cross-chain atomic swaps have been growing more popular because of issues with centralized exchanges, which are still being hacked to this day. The decred (DCR) development team was the first to perform a cross-chain atomic swap between DCR and LTC back on Sept. 20, 2017. In the Bcoin and Bcash atomic swap guide, Zipkin cites the decred atomic swap Github repository. There have also been a few other individuals and teams from various cryptocurrency projects who have been attempting to produce viable and decentralized models. Three months ago, BCH developer Mark Lundeberg published a proof-of-concept of a way to do peer-to-peer atomic swaps without an “obvious on-chain fingerprint.” Lundeberg’s “Swap Channels” essentially hide atomic swaps using ordinary payment channels. The Bcoin application’s documentation further explains how users can install to Windows, Mac and Linux, with accompanying videos for each operating system. The platform’s developers have also released API documentation for programmers who want to integrate the protocol into websites or other types of applications. In addition, the Bcoin team said users can make requests at the Github repository and contributors can earn bounties. What do you think about the Bcoin and Bcash cross-chain atomic swaps? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below. Images via Shutterstock, Twitter, Bcoin, and the Bcoin blog. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post Bcoin Developers Release Cross-Chain Atomic Swap Application appeared first on Bitcoin News.

a month ago

PR: Leading eShop MonetaryUnit, See’s Token Value Soar, Supports 42 Cryptocurrencies for Online Shopping

Bitcoin Press Release: Top eCommerce company MonetaryUnit has recorded substantial value rise in its digital $MUE token. The rise has been attributed to the fast adoption of its growing service, which now allows online buyers to use over 40 cryptocurrencies to purchase good with. 8th November 2018, London, UK - 70 Million household items can now be bought worldwide, as acceptance of over forty cryptocurrencies becomes the flagship payment option on MonetaryUnit’s ($MUE) relaunch of the largest UK independent marketplace. Since the summer acquisition of the Flubit.com brand, MonetaryUnit’s $MUE coin has shot up 37% in value, making it one of the leading players in the market today. Importantly for the wider crypto industry, this provides fresh validation for those seeking to make cryptocurrency an everyday payment asset. The company has already seen a surge in demand from communities wishing to have their coins added as payment options. Bertie Stephens, CEO of Flubit.com, spoke today about the important challenges of enabling a coin to be adopted into everyday life. “Being part of the Flubit.com shopping ecosystem can create demand for a coin, increase volume of trading, and consequently help grow a coin’s value and future relevance. Any community can apply, and we consider applications of those coins that we believe meet the same ethos as the MonetaryUnit’s own blockchain and crypto technologies”. The founder of the MonetaryUnit Blockchain project, Byron Barnard emphasised the project’s focus is to create environments that are accessible to all and free from the stigma that the blockchain/crypto space is only for techies. “Online shoppers expect the ease of checkout that card-payments currently gives them; prior to today that just hasn’t been possible at scale with cryptocurrency. On Flubit.com you can now simply choose any item from multiple sellers, select your preferred coin, and pay within a few clicks. Millions of everyday household items can be bought with crypto and zero fuss”. Flubit.com (a marketplace similar to Amazon’s offering), connects thousands of suppliers together, allowing users to purchase different items directly from multiple sellers in one basket. A setback to previous use-cases of cryptocurrency has been a slow adoption-rate from traditional businesses, but as Steph Fiala, Chief Operating Officer of Flubit.com explains, that is no longer a pain-point for sellers. “Sellers won’t know if they’ve received an order paid with a crypto or fiat currency. Where required and prior to an order being sent through to a seller, our technology automatically converts crypto payments into their native-currency. Sellers can now access a $15bn/day industry risk-free, an advantage they cannot get via other marketplaces”. The coins available at the launch of Flubit.com crypto offering are: BitCoin, BitCoin Cash, Dash, DogeCoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Komodo, LiteCoin, Ripple XRP, XMR Monero, Beancash, BlackCoin, Bitcoin gold, CloakCoin, Crown, Decred, DigiByte, Game credits, Groestlcoin, Lisk, MaidSafeCoin, NavCoin, Neo, Namecoin, Nxt, Peercoin, Pura, Qtum, SmartCash, Stratis, Syscoin, TokenPay, Tron, Ubiq, Vertcoin, Waves, NEM, Verge, ZCoin, Zcash and Horizen Media Contact Contact Name: Ashley Hill Email: Ashley.hill@flubit.com To find out more, visit - https://www.MonetaryUnit.org/ Visit Flubit - http://www.flubit.com To download the wallet - https://github.com/muecoin/MUE/releases Get the wallet for Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.muepay.wallet Follow MonetaryUnit on Twitter - https://twitter.com/monetaryunit Official Discord Channel - http://discord.gg/5PD3X7G Monetary Unit is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post PR: Leading eShop MonetaryUnit, See’s Token Value Soar, Supports 42 Cryptocurrencies for Online Shopping appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

a month ago

Melhores canais e grupos no Telegram para criptomoedas

Por: Livecoins Quando vamos conhecendo melhor o cenário das criptomoedas uma das formas de aprender e ficar antenado mais do que a nossa capacidade de procurar por mais informações consegue, é nos unir a comunidades e participar de debates e crescer mais os conhecimentos no menor tempo possível, confira abaixo os melhores canais e grupos no Telegram para criptomoedas. O Telegram é um aplicativo mobile, que possui versões para Android e também para IOS, mas que de forma semelhante ao Whatsapp também possui uma interface web para acesso por computadores pessoais. Outro detalhe é que pode ser baixado um programa para seu desktop. As vantagens do Telegram sobre o Whatsapp são várias, o limite da capacidade dos grupos são de 100 mil pessoas, sendo o zap de apenas 256 pessoas. Um fato é que ao entrar nos grupos e canais, os novos usuários possuem acesso ao histórico de conversas que aconteceu antes dos mesmos entrarem, isso já não é possível pelo whatsapp. Outro detalhe é a privacidade, pois pelo Telegram pode ser criado um usuário que passa a ser a informação que é compartilhada publicamente em grupos. O mesmo normalmente possui o formato “@nomequevocêquiser” e faz com quem em grupos as pessoas veja apenas seu usuário e o seu nome que também é criado. O telefone dos usuários então, não são compartilhados de forma pública neste aplicativo. Outro detalhe é que além dos grupos podem ser criados canais de comunicação, dos quais os usuários inscritos recebem notificações das atividades do criador do canal, muito útil para quem deseja receber as novidades sem se interagir com as mesmas. Para finalizar as vantagens, dentre as várias possibilidades o Telegram permite que os usuários criem robôs de informações (BOTS), para que dessa forma automatizem processos diversos. Existem nas comunidades de criptomoedas bots diversos que conseguem desde responder dados básicos até a verificar cotações em exchanges. Se você já baixou o aplicativo e está sem comunidades para entrar, confira abaixo a lista dos canais e grupos e entre para encontrar mais informações: Canal Livecoins - Notícias em primeira mão Grupo Livecoins - Comunidade para interação de quem acompanha nosso portal Grupo Binance Portuguese - Exchange Grupo Huobi Brasil - Exchange Grupo OriginalMy Brazil - projeto brasileiro Grupo Paratiivideo - projeto brasileiro Grupo CryptoGiant - troca de informações Grupo Bitcoin Investimento Trader - troca de informações Grupo Criptologia - youtuber e troca de informações Grupo 59 segundos - youtuber e troca de informações Grupo Investimentos Digitais - youtuber e troca de informações Canal Criptomaniacos - youtuber Grupo Nano Brasil - criptomoeda Canal IOTA Brasil - criptomoeda Grupo Decred Br - criptomoeda Canal Waves Brasil - criptomoeda Grupo Crypterium Brasil - criptomoeda Grupo Falando sobre Investimentos - Troca de informações, não somente criptos A partir destas dicas o seu caminho tende a aumentar de opções uma vez dentro do Telegram, só deixamos claro que ao entrar em comunidades muito cuidado com fraudes, com pessoas que lhe chamarem propondo milagres e retornos incomuns de investimentos, não existe dinheiro fácil e nem dinheiro de graça. Se você ainda possui dúvidas sobre o Telegram ser uma super ferramenta, e muito mais do que isso, ser amigável ao ambiente das criptomoedas, saiba que a ferramenta realizou um financiamento privado para melhorar a plataforma que irá contar com um token criptográfico para que usuários paguem contas e façam transações dentro desse ambiente. O artigo Melhores canais e grupos no Telegram para criptomoedas apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

a month ago

Crypto Hardware Wallet Trezor Unveils Firmware Updates that Support a Whole Slew of Coins

Crypto hardware wallet Trezor has released firmware update 2.0.9 for the Trezor Model T. As a result, the wallet now supports additional altcoins across "Monero, Cardano, Stellar, Ripple, Tezos, Decred, Groestlcoin, Lisk, Zencash, and the Zcash Sapling hard fork." Trezor also released an update for its Trezor One wallet. Firmware version 1.7.1 includes support for Lisk and Stellar as well as the WebUSB communication protocol, which lets Google Chrome users bypass the Trezor Bridge to access the wallet and password manager. (GT)

a month ago

October Crypto Market Review: Top 20 Cryptocurrencies Crushed

XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Iota, Neo, VeChain falling hard, Tron survives while Maker and 0x recover well. For the eighth month this year cryptocurrency markets have fallen. October has been no exception with a 9.4% decline in total market capitalization. This has resulted in the loss of over $20 billion from cryptocurrencies during the month. The Friday 12 monthly low to $197 billion was not as deep as September’s dip but very close. At the end of October markets were at just over $200 billion, down 75% from their January high. The downtrend is still very clear but the losses have grown smaller indicating that the bottom could be close. Bitcoin lost ground in October, starting the month at just over $6,600 and ending it at $6,320. This 4.5% decline is not as bad as it seems since BTC has held above the $6k level for a year now, aside from a couple of quick bounces below it. It has come a long way in the past ten years and some stability is welcome. October Crypto Winners We’re calling Tron one of the crypto winners for October because TRX ended the month where it started at $0.222 making it the first altcoin in the chart not to have lost ground. Maker also made it through the tumultuous month with a 21% climb from $495 to around $600 at the end of October. Bitcoin Gold survived with no losses beginning and ending the month at $26. 0x also made gains during the month ending it 17% higher at $0.767 from $0.654 at the beginning. Decred was another survivor with no losses remaining at $39 at the end of the month. Aeternity down in 30th spot also ended a little higher with a 7% gain over the month. October Crypto Losers Ethereum has lost 15% during October, starting out at $232 and ending at $197. It is ETH’s lowest levels since July 2017 and no recovery looks to be coming just yet. Market capitalization is around the $20 billion mark with the world’s second largest cryptocurrency having lost almost $4 billion last month. XRP has shown some promise in recent weeks but that could not stop the overall loss of 25% from Ripple’s native token. XRP ended the month at $0.44 after starting October very close to $0.60. Bitcoin Cash has also been bashed during October with a 21% decline from $534 to $422. And EOS, rounding out the top five, has not escaped the bears either. A 10% slide saw EOS fall from $5.78 to $5.20 during the month. The usually stable Stellar also ended October in pain falling 15% from $0.26 to $0.22. Litecoin fared even worse with an 18% slump from $61 to just below $50 at the end of the month. Cardano has not made a gain this year and is one of the worse performing high cap altcoins. Last month was no exception as ADA shed another 20% falling from $0.085 to $0.068. Things were that bad in October that even Tether made a loss, falling below its dollar peg to a low of $0.958. Rounding out the top ten is Monero falling from $116 to $104 resulting in a loss of 10%. Heading further down the chart the losses were larger, Iota for a start lost 20% in October. Dash also got bashed falling 18%, Binance Coin fell 6%, and Neo in 15th spot also lost 20%. Losses were greater for Ethereum Classic shedding 21%, Nem only fell 6%, Tezos slid 12% as did Zcash and rounding out the top twenty was VeChain getting trounced almost 22% during October. By the end of October things were in the doldrums for the majority of cryptocurrencies with losses across the board in varying magnitude. The crypto winter is still in full effect and a recovery seems to be a long way off with many pinning hopes on 2019. To summarize the only survivors in October were Tron, Maker, 0x and Bitcoin Gold. Getting smashed with over 20% losses were XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Iota, Neo, Ethereum Classic and VeChain. All figures from Coinmarketcap.com Previous months: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September The post October Crypto Market Review: Top 20 Cryptocurrencies Crushed appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Crypto Wallet Producer Ledger to Support More Stablecoins , Expands Tether Usability

CoinSpeaker Crypto Wallet Producer Ledger to Support More Stablecoins , Expands Tether Usability Stablecoins, or in other words digital assets designed to minimize the price volatility being pegged to some stable assets including fiat currencies or exchange traded commodities, have been gaining popularity over the last years. Having realized this constantly growing demand for crypto assets with stable values, Ledger, the hardware cryptocurrency wallet maker, has taken a decision to add support for more stablecoins and to expand application of Tether (USDT) across all its products and services. Moreover, the company has announced expanding its presence to the Asia Pacific region, opening its office in Hong Kong. Ledger’s Support for Stablecoins At the current moment, Ledger has added support for Tether to its two handheld storage products: the Ledger Nano and Ledger Blue. However, they it has plans to increase the usability of this U.S. dollar-linked cryptocurrency across all their products and services. As it has been revealed, Ledger is going to add support for stablecoins to its Ledger Vault service, a multi-authorization cryptocurrency self-custody management solution which provides companies with IT infrastructure to manage their cryptos. As a result, custodians, asset managers and traditional financial services firmswill have a possibility to store and trade their digital assets. Some upgrades may be also introduced for the company’s Ledger Nano S, the most popular crypto hardware wallet in the world. The wallet is built off the same infrastructure as the Ledger Vault, supports more than 40 cryptocurrencies and allows users to check their accounts, send and receive cryptocurrency payments with minimized risks. Activity in the Asia Pacific Region As we have already mentioned now the company has its presence in Hong Kong. Benjamin Soong has been named as Head of Asia Pacific (APAC). The region has its specificity. Moreover, the increased company’s interest to stablecoins is partially related to a very positive attitude towards this kind of assets from the side of investors and traders namely in this region. While due to USDT’s recent loss of parity with the dollar a lot of concerns about the stablecoins reserves have been voiced, its supporters in the Asia Pacific region haven’t lost trust in it. Their demand for it is still very high. Speaking about the popularity of stablecoins in this region, Soong said: “One thing that is slightly unique in China and South Korea is the demand for USDT since both of those countries have capital controls, in terms of your ability to move currency out of the country.” Moreover, Soong also spoke about the company’s further plansfor growth and development: “We expect to grow quickly, and have already targeted future office expansion, including Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore. I look forward to building a world-class team that will help us accelerate our growth across Asia Pacific.” Other Projects and Innovations Ledger is one of the companies that are actively developing in the moment. Let us remind that just recently the firm has entered in a new partnership in the framework of which it will help Blockchain.com to release its first hardware product. Moreover, it is said that Ledger is actively adding support for the most popular crypto assets. It is expected that such assets as Cardano (ADA), Decred (DCR), IOTA, Lisk (LSK), RavenCoin (RVN), and Tezos (XTZ) will become available quite soon. Crypto Wallet Producer Ledger to Support More Stablecoins , Expands Tether Usability

2 months ago

All You Need To Know About Atomic Swaps

Trading your bitcoin with someone is not an easy one, especially when the exchange is between two parties who have no relation at all. The thought of being defrauded does not encourage individuals to trade their bitcoins for another. To every problem, there is a solution, and atomic swaps seek to put an end to the situation where people trade in fear. Instead of having another trusted party to be a mediator for exchange trade, atomic swaps steps in. Atomic swap makes trading easier with no third party or centralized authority. Its existence also puts an end to difficulties in trading one cryptocurrency for another. In 2013, Tier Nolan, a bitcointalk user first introduced the idea of an atomic swap, and in 2017, it came into existence to aid in trading cryptocurrencies. Atomic swaps began to attract the attention of people after it was announced in September 2017 that there had been a fruitful exchange between Decred and litecoin. Soon after, the founder of litecoin, Charlie Lee also confirmed the authenticity of atomic swaps when he made it known that there had been a successful atomic swap between bitcoin and litecoin. Atomic swap is just a system that allows the exchange of a cryptocurrency for another without a mediator or third party. For an atomic swap to occur, parties involved are to agree on the exchange rate of the two cryptocurrencies involved and later verify the agreement to complete the trade. This kind of trade is based on the hash timelock contract (HTLC). For atomic swaps to be successful, blockchain of both cryptocurrencies should have the same hashing algorithm. Blockchain should have time locked contracts, a security code that prevents double spending and also, both cryptos must have specialized programming functions. These factors must be met for the HTCL to respond. Note should be taken that not all cryptocurrencies can go through atomic swaps since most lack specialized programming functions which are needed to interact with other blocks. Bitcoin has this specialized programming function known as the layer solution. The layer solution consists of segwit and lightning network which makes it possible to do atomic swaps. Atomic swaps can now be the future for a fast and convenient way of trading in cryptocurrencies. Very soon other cryptocurrencies will put measures in place to make it exchanges possible. The post All You Need To Know About Atomic Swaps appeared first on ZyCrypto.

2 months ago

Global Stock Market Tanking while Bitcoin & Crypto Maintaining Stability

The global stock market is venturing into bear territory as interest rate takes a hike and dollar takes a rise. Meanwhile, Gold and Palladium takes a surge and crypto maintains stability, for now. Stock market plunges into bear territory Stocks in the US are under a pressure as S&P 500 Index give up its gains for the year which is largely due to the rising interest rates and the prospect for slower profit growth next year. Moreover, Tech stock sare bearing the brunt of the losses. Meanwhile, the greenback is rising against major of its peers to its highest level since mid-2017. However, the global stock market rout is only spreading as FTSE 100 hits its seventh month low and Nasdaq slumped over 4%. China is one of the world’s worst-performing stock market this year as Shanghai index is down over 28% since late January. The threats of the trade war and loss of momentum in the economy being the primary reasons for the same. The global stock markets are suffering as the major central banks withdrew stimulus which is apparently the code for “further rate hikes are on the way.” The MSCI all-country world indexes and MSCI Asia Pacific Index are slipping into bear market. Major European markets also opened lower but the decline has been lower than that of Asia. The safe haven: Gold, Palladium, & Crypto So, during this crash, people are looking for a safe haven usually that has been Gold which is currently up but down since the beginning of the year. Another metal Palladium is emerging as a winner as it is climbing high, registering 6.11% as this year’s gains. Gold Spot $/Oz, Source: Bloomberg Palladium has been the best-performing precious metal of this year and is surging due to its tightening supply. The rally in palladium further accelerated amid the growing political tension between the US and Russia, one of the top producers of the metal. As for the crypto market, unlike the last time when the crypto market tanked along with the global stock market, this time it is at least maintaining its usual speed, for now. Bitcoin is showing slight red movement at $6,467, down by 0.52%. The highest gains of about 19% are made by Ravencoin while Decred is down the most by almost 10%. Top cryptos chart, Source: Coinmarketcap For now, it’s a normal day for the crypto market. Though analysts have found no correlation between the stock market and crypto market in the long term, the short term does hold some resemblance. In such events, riskier assets tend to fall first and Bitcoin and crypto market has been highly volatile. But the fact that cryptos are maintaining stability is a positive factor. Moreover, the reduced volatility just might bring investors in crypto space. The post Global Stock Market Tanking while Bitcoin & Crypto Maintaining Stability appeared first on Coingape.

2 months ago

Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Sapling Keeps Zcash Green in Red Crypto Market

FOMO Moments Crypto land is still stagnant; Zcash, Ravencoin and MobileGo on the up, Decred and Bitcoin Diamond dumping. There has been another slight pullback today on crypto markets but nothing noteworthy. The sideways channel is still intact and total market capitalization is still at the same level it has been for the past ten days. There has been no movement in the Bitcoin camp overnight and it is still trading at $6,490 where it has been for over a week. While no movement is bad for day traders, it is good for overall stability and lowering that volatility that the institutions keep complaining about. Ethereum is still falling with another percent lost today taking ETH down to $202. Red is the dominant color on the altcoin charts at the moment. In the top ten Stellar has taken the biggest hit with a 3% slide to $0.236. The rest are down just over a percent at the moment while Tether still tries to claw back its peg. USDT is currently valued at $0.989 on Coinmarketcap. There is only one climber in the top twenty, and that is Zcash making 5% on the day to reach $127. The upcoming activation of the Sapling update on October 28 is currently driving momentum for ZEC. Activation block 419200 will be mined October 28, 2018 18:21 UTC-05:00 assuming 150 seconds/block. Learn more: https://t.co/MuhVtIFA6m #Zcash #Sapling pic.twitter.com/dXr2WbEOEe — Zcash Company (@zcashco) October 24, 2018 Over the past seven days Zcash has made 8% but on the month it is flat, trading at the same price again. South Korean traders are all over ZEC this morning with Bithumb taking over 50% of the volume in KRW. The rest of the top twenty are falling between one and three percent right now. There are a couple of fomo pumps going on as usual way down the top one hundred charts. Ravencoin, MobileGo, Veritaseum, Komodo and Metaverse ETP are all making 13-17 percent on the day, however tomorrow they will likely dump. Speaking of dumps, yesterday’s winners, Bitcoin Diamond and Decred, are losers today, dumping around 12%. The cycle continues with different altcoins but none can hold on to their gains at the moment. Total crypto market capitalization has dropped a little today, falling back a percent again to $208 billion. Aside from the pump and dumps from low cap altcoins nothing else is happening right now. Both the bulls and the bears are sleeping and it is all calm in crypto land. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Sapling Keeps Zcash Green in Red Crypto Market appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 months ago

Daily Cryptocurrency News - 23rd October 2018

Welcome to our Daily News article. Here are the most important cryptocurrency news for 23 October 2018: LocalEthereum Now Supports Popular Ethereum Wallets LocalEthereum has made an excellent announcement for Ethereum users. You can now connect your favorite wallet to Local Ethereum instead of using a username and password combination. This means users can now choose to use an external wallet like imToken or MetaMask instead of Local Ethereum’s built-in web wallet. LocalEthereum is a decentralized peer-to-peer marketplace. One of its best features is that it enables cryptocurrency traders to anonymously buy and sell Ether (ETH) in exchange for fiat currency. The platform does not hold user funds and utilizes Ethereum smart contracts to execute trades between transacting counterparties. Therefore, it provides a level of fund security that centralized exchanges never could. The platform works with all web3 wallets and dApp browsers. In the future, Local Ethereum wants to add support for other wallets. These wallets include the lesser-known hardware wallets and the WalletConnect protocol. The new update, according to the team, is not going to affect the user’s privacy. Therefore, all messages and transactions will remain encrypted with the same method. The platform will still not hold the user funds. However, what will be different, is the log-in flow, and the separation between LocalEthereum and the user’s wallet. By using an external wallet, now users can by-pass built in wallets as the go-between buying and selling ether, said the company on the release. LocalEthereum will automatically detect the user’s wallet, and the wallet will integrate with the escrow smart contract directly. There is no doubt this LocalEthereum’s update could increase their users significantly. This is because many people that trade on their platform hold Ether on third-party wallets but want the safety that comes with decentralized apps. Despite the good news, the company pointed out the disadvantages of the new login method. To use their accounts on multiple devices, users will need to export the same wallet to each device they want to use. If you want to know more about LocalEthereum wallet, you can go here Bakkt Beginning Date just Announced; The Trading of Bitcoin Daily Futures Contracts Begins December 12 Source: Digital Coin News Bakkt has announced the date it will start to use the ICE exchange family of networks to trade Bitcoin future contracts. This date of the competition is December 12, 2018. Bakkt is known as the flagship institutional organization pressing into the digital asset space. Many investors recognize Bakkt this way, which includes Bakkt investors such as: Fortress Investment Group, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digital, Horizons Ventures Alan Howard Pantera Capital Protocol Ventures Susquehanna International Group, LLP Tier 1 global investment bank is in current discussions with Bakkt to either use their familiar exchange architecture or watch the launch closely. Regarding the aspirations of the Bakkt organization: “In bringing regulated, connected infrastructure together with institutional and consumer applications for digital assets, we aim to build confidence in the asset class on a global scale, consistent with our track record of bringing transparency and trust to previously unregulated markets,” said Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange. Bakkt is going to rise soon, and this could potentially change the digital assets market. It is going to be exciting to know what kind of investors will start to become interested in the platform. For more information, you can visit Bakkt’s website here. Binance is going to reward 37,000 BNB tokens in a competition for the best trading strategy Great news from Binance, the platform will be giving away a total of 37.000 of its platform’s tokens. Binance Coins are mainly intended for the operation of the exchange, but users can trade the coin into other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin at any time. The competition from this giveaway will be rewarding the person with the best trading strategy. The total prize, which is 37.000 BNB tokens (each BNB token is worth $9.74) will be divided among the best 50 traders. For the first place, the winner will get 8.000 BNB, the second place gets 4.000 BNB, and the third place gets 2.000 BNB. A further 6,000 BNB will be divided between places four to ten. The remaining traders (places eleven to 50) each receive 175 BNB. How does it work? The competition is basically all about showing who has the best trading strategy. According to a blog post, there are not any initial restrictions on the competition, there are some requirements though, such as: The participants will need to have holdings of at least 0.1 BTC equivalent when the competition starts (2018/10/18 0:00 AM UTC). To remain eligible, the users cannot withdraw during the competition time. The deposits and referral commissions received during

2 months ago

Trezor Announces Support For Cardano, Stellar, EOS, And More In Upcoming Update

Trezor, the manufacturer of hardware wallets Trezor One and Trezor Model T has announced support for multiple new cryptocurrencies in an upcoming firmware update scheduled for 29th October 2018. Trezor One will add support for Stellar, Lisk, and ZCash Sapling, while Trezor Model T will add Monero, Cardano, Stellar, Ripple, Tezos, Decred, Groestlcoin, Zencash, and ZCash sapling. An unscheduled update after this will also bring support for EOS, Tron, and Ontology. (VS)

2 months ago

Decred Classic Price Analysis: DCR/USD Strong Bullish Breakout on Binance Listing

Decred has been stuck in consolidation for quite some time already but just recently made a sharp upside break on news of its listing on Binance. This suggests that a rally may be underway, possibly lasting by the same height as the rectangle formation. Stochastic is heading up to signal that buyers still have some energy left in them but the oscillator is nearing overbought levels to signal exhaustion. Turning lower could lead to a return in selling pressure. RSI is already on the move south after hitting overbought territory, which suggests a correction may be due. Applying the Fib retracement tool on the latest swing low and high shows that the 50% level lines up with the top of the former range, which might now hold as support. A larger pullback could last until the 61.8% level at $44 while a shallow dip could already bounce off the 38.2% Fib at $48.55. If any of these levels keep losses at bay, a move back to the swing high and beyond could be seen. As Binance mentioned in its announcement, the exchange will list Decred and open trading for DCR/BNB and DCR/BTC trading pairs at 2018/10/24 04:00 AM (UTC). It also shared links on Decred, fees, and trading rules. Another factor that could sustain the gains is the company’s development of Politeia, a proposal system, on its mainnet. This will involve the distribution of 570,000 DCR tokens among the project’s stakeholders and enable them to have the right to propose, discuss, collaborate on, and fund new projects, initiatives, and consensus change on Decred mainnet. However, it also noted that if stakeholders use this unwisely, it can have severe consequences for the project’s development, as the developers note: It is important to understand that Politeia is a [potent] tool: it can enable all manner of positive developments for Decred, but if used unwisely, it can lead to a wide variety of problems. Images courtesy of TradingView. The post Decred Classic Price Analysis: DCR/USD Strong Bullish Breakout on Binance Listing appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

2 months ago

Decred (DCR) Touches $50 in Binance Trading Debut

The next few days will show if DCR can command a higher price range.

2 months ago

Sideways Trading Continues Across the Crypto Market

The cryptocurrency market has continued its sideways trading another day, as the overall cryptocurrency market cap remains around the $209 billion level. At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is down 0.44% on the day and trading at $6456 while Ethereum (ETH) is down 0.24% and trading at $203.79. As with most days, there is a bright spot amidst the top 100 coins, with Decred (DCR) receiving a boost after being listed on Binance, currently up 32.30% on the 24-hour chart and trading at a price of $51.07. (JF)

2 months ago

Decred Gains 34% After Binance Listing and Politeia Announcement

On Tuesday Decred (DCR) reached a new weekly high of $50.97 on Binance. The gains appear to be driven by an October 15 announcement from the Decred team and a recent listing on Binance. Decred is in the process of developing a new proposal system called Politeia that will debut on its mainnet. A key feature of the update would distribute 570,000 DCR tokens ($27.5 million) to Decred stakeholders. The goal is to fully democratize the project and under Politeia each stakeholder would have the right to propose, discuss, collaborate on, and fund new projects on the Decred mainnet. At the time of writing, DCR is up 28.05% and the price is $49.49. (RS)

2 months ago

Decred Rockets by Over 35% on Binance Listing Announcement

There are many ways to gain exposure for a decentralized cryptocurrency project. A common method that has proven solid... The post Decred Rockets by Over 35% on Binance Listing Announcement appeared first on Invest In Blockchain.

2 months ago

Decred Jumps 34% after Politeia Announcement, Binance Listing

A couple of strong fundamentals has pushed Decred value up by 34 percent. The DCR/USD rate on Tuesday touched new weekly highs at 50.97-fiat on Binance. The pair underwent a sharp bull run - more like a pump - as traders went on a buying-the-highs spree. It is now developing a range level between 47.27-fiat The post Decred Jumps 34% after Politeia Announcement, Binance Listing appeared first on CCN

2 months ago

Binance Lists Decred, DCR Value Pumps 25%

Binance Lists Decred, DCR Value Pumps 25% Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, a few hours ago, announced that it is listing an altcoin on its platform. Earlier today, Binance on Twitter made an official announcement that it will start listing Decred very soon. The exchange will open trading for DCR/BTC and DCR/BNB trading pairs with the

2 months ago

DCR Surges 25% After Being Listed On Binance

Imagine all the altcoins that wish they could get listed on the biggest exchanges like Coinbase and Huobi. But the biggest exchange is Binance and so for an altcoin to get on there must be a magnificent boost for the coin. The latest listing to get on the aforementioned crypto exchange is Decred and while the rest of the market is still in a tough spot, Decred seems to have shot for the stars. According to CoinMarketCap, DCR has surged by nearly 25% in less than two hours after the announcement and it is currently trading at $48.06 at the time of writing. This is its highest price since earlier in August this year. In the announcement it stated: “Binance will open trading for DCR/BNB and DCR/BTC trading pairs at 2018/10/24 04:00 AM (UTC). Users can now start depositing DCR in preparation for trading.” The team over at Decred responded to the announcement through their official Twitter handle which you can see below: Thank you @cz_binance & @binance we’re honored to have $DCR listed on your exchange! pic.twitter.com/9XR4UoxXJO — Decred (@decredproject) 23 October 2018 Ethereum World News reported that for the past two months, the price of Decred hasn’t really moved and has been stuck trading sideways in a channel between $34 and $44. However, the reveal from today has lifted it above those levels as DCR almost hits $50 once more. Like most digital currencies at this time, Decred dropped from January. However, after the resurrection today the loss results in around 60%. If you compare this to other major altcoins such as Cardano which fell by about 94% According to the official website of the crypto, Decred is an “open and progressive cryptocurrency with a system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain.” With this governance and a hybrid consensus model of PoW and Pos which makes it unique from Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think down below in the comments! The post DCR Surges 25% After Being Listed On Binance appeared first on Crypto Daily™.

2 months ago

Monero Price Uptrend Materializes as Bulletproofs’ Potential Becomes Apparent

Even though it does not happen all that often, the Monero price is going through a very positive spell right now. Some of the project’s recent developments have [finally] received the attention they deserve. A reduction in transaction size combined with lower fees make XMR one of the cheaper currencies to use today. Monero Price Surges Shapes up Nicely In the altcoin industry, there are two ways to boost the value of a specific currency. The first option is generating a lot of hype by getting listed on new exchanges. That strategy appears to work quite well for a lot of projects, albeit it doesn’t serve a long-term purpose Option two is to build a better infrastructure, which is exactly what the Monero developers have been doing. Since the Bulletproofs release, XMR has seen a lot of positive attention. This has, in turn, affected the Monero price in a rather positive way. Thanks to a 4% gain in both USD and BTC value, XMR is looking a lot better than it did just a few days ago. Given all of the attention the project is getting, the price should surpass $110 and perhaps even $115 with relative ease. It is evident Monero’s Bulletproofs will create a new standard in the world of cryptocurrency. Offering cheap, scalable, and anonymous transactions in one go is a pretty big milestone for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. In fact, Monero users benefit from transaction fees being lowered by over 90% in one go, something currencies such as Bitcoin can only dream of at this point in time. Bulletproofs are going to disrupt a lot of current standards. Well done #XMR! — TraderEF (@ef_trader) October 23, 2018 For those looking to take advantage of the Monero price action, arbitrage is the name of the game right now. There are numerous opportunities to take advantage of, as buying XMR on Kraken and selling it on HitBTC or Poloniex can yield some very interesting profits along the way. This arbitrage gap will close pretty soon, though, but it’s still an option worth looking into. #XMRBuy at #Kraken and sell at #HitBTC. Ratio: 2.34%Buy at #Kraken and sell at #Poloniex. Ratio: 2.23%#bitcoin #arbitrage #arbitraj #arbingtool https://t.co/xiFUPzcOcC — Arbing Tool (@ArbingTool) October 23, 2018 Those who want to take an even bigger gamble can explore a triangular arbitrage opportunity across different exchanges right now. Buying XMR from Kraken and selling it in the form of DCR on Kucoin can lead to some very interesting profits along the way. One has to keep in mind this does involve using multiple exchanges and trading pairs. Hurry! 138.22% triangular arbitrage in #XMR via #Huobi. If you buy #XMR in #BTC market from #Kraken and convert it to #DCR in #Huobi and sell it on #Kucoin. — KoinKnight (@KoinKnight) October 23, 2018 It is due time Monero gets a lot more recognition for its efforts. Bulletproofs have been hinted at very long ago, yet people largely ignored its future potential, for some unknown reason. That situation is finally coming to change, although it remains to be seen how long this price trend remains in place with this illiquid market. For XMR enthusiasts, today will certainly prove to be an interesting day. The post Monero Price Uptrend Materializes as Bulletproofs’ Potential Becomes Apparent appeared first on NullTX.

2 months ago

Decred Price Rocket Pushes Forward as Binance Announces DCR Listing

Altcoins usually thrive when exchanges decide to list specific assets in the future. In the case of Decred, its price has risen significantly once Binance confirmed they would open DCR trading as of tomorrow. A bit of good news can send cryptocurrency markets in either direction fairly quickly these days. Decred Price is Tearing it up It is refreshing to see some interesting uptrends taking place across the numerous altcoin markets today. Even though it would seem Bitcoin’s ongoing sideways action will drag all altcoins with it, Decred proves to be a very interesting exception in this regard. Its current gain has pushed the market cap well past the $400m mark, and the trend appears far from over at this stage. Over the past 24 hours, the Decred price has risen by over 21% in the USD department. There is also a 21.5% increase over Bitcoin, which is far more interesting to keep an eye on. This seems to indicate most altcoins might see a pretty bullish week in the near future, depending on what happens to Bitcoin itself. One DCR is now valued at just over $47, a value that shows this altcoin is far from dead. The big news for Decred is how the altcoin will be listed on Binance as of tomorrow. The altcoin could attract a fair bit of liquidity, even though that has always been one of its weaker points on the exchanges it can currently be traded on. The bigger question is what this means for the currency exactly, primarily where its long-term value is concerned. #Binance Will List #Decred ( $DCR) on 2018/10/24https://t.co/b4EPrXG9cQ pic.twitter.com/SJEtkfeH3D — Binance (@binance) October 23, 2018 As is always the case, some people already think Decred is trading on Binance, which is incorrect. It is certainly true this news will yield some interesting market momentum for the foreseeable future. The Trader FX is keeping an eye on the DCR/BTC market first and foremost, as there is still plenty of room for additional gains in this regard. Strong gains for #DCRBTC as #DCR listed on Binance exchange https://t.co/wOl1hLB5DI #Crypto #cryptotrading #cryptocurrency — The Trader FX (@TheTraderFX) October 23, 2018 This sudden Decred price momentum also triggers a price discrepancy between different trading platforms. An interesting arbitrage opportunity became apparent a few hours ago. Buying DCR on Huobi and selling it on KuCoin would yield gains of over 70%. That is a very hefty arbitrage opportunity, although it seems prices have somewhat normalized between both platforms at this time. Hurry! 78.77% direct arbitrage in #DCR.If you buy DCR in BTC market from #Huobi and sell it on #Kucoin in BTC market, you can make a profit of 78.77%. — KoinKnight (@KoinKnight) October 23, 2018 Courtesy of the current momentum, there is a good chance the Decred price will surpass $50 before this day is over. Sustaining such a major uptrend, on the other hand, might prove to be a bit more difficult than originally anticipated. Although things look pretty bright right now, there is a good chance some profit-taking will kick in sooner rather than later. The post Decred Price Rocket Pushes Forward as Binance Announces DCR Listing appeared first on NullTX.

2 months ago

Decred (DCR) Price Defies Gravity on Binance Listing

DCR has finally reached the goal of a Binance listing, with zero-fees trading opening on October 24.

2 months ago

Decred Gains 25% to Hit an 11-Week High Following its Listing on Binance

In a tweet, Binance has announced that it will be listing Decred with trading pairs of DCR/BNB and DCR/BTC as from 04:00 AM UTC on 24/10/2018. The listing of a coin on Binance always boosts its price. Similarly, Decred surged by approximately 25% in not more than two hours following the announcement. The pump saw Decred trade at $46.58, hitting an 11-week high. Users have been urged to deposit Decred as they prepare to begin trading. (KE)

2 months ago

Decred (DCR) Jumps 25% on Binance Listing Announcement

The price of Decred (DCR), a blockchain platform that leverages a hybrid proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of stake (PoS) consensus model, is up 25% to $48.17 after being listed on Binance, the world’s leading crypto exchange. #Binance Will List #Decred ( $DCR) on 2018/10/24https://t.co/b4EPrXG9cQ pic.twitter.com/SJEtkfeH3D — Binance (@binance) October 23, 2018 According to the announcement, Binance will open trading for DCR/BNB

2 months ago

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Decred Surging on Binance Listing

FOMO Moments Markets still sideways; Binance boosts Decred, Tezos also climbing, Qtum pulling back. More monotony today on crypto markets as there has still been no major movements. Another drop from weekend levels has seen market capitalization fall back below $210 billion as the bears keep things on the floor. Bitcoin has made a tiny decline to take it below $6,500, but only just. BTC is trading at $6,480 right now and a bearish channel seems to be forming so further drops could be on the cards. Ethereum has already fallen back and is a percent down on the day taking it below $205. The rest of the altcoins are mixed today with more red than green on the charts. XRP and Bitcoin Cash are both down over a percent while Stellar and Monero are both up by a similar amount. The rest are static for another day. In the top twenty only Tezos is showing a decent gain, making 6% on the day to trade at $1.42. There are a couple more in the green including Ethereum Classic which has made over 3% today. Dropping back is Zcash and VeChain both losing over 2% on the day. Today’s big pump comes from Decred which has bolted over 20% a couple of hours ago to reach $47. DCR has since retracted a little but is today’s top performer in the top one hundred. A Binance listing has caused the predictable pump for Decred; #Binance Will List #Decred ( $DCR) on 2018/10/24https://t.co/b4EPrXG9cQ pic.twitter.com/SJEtkfeH3D — Binance (@binance) October 23, 2018 DCR trade volume has skyrocketed tenfold from around $600k to over $6 million. South Korea’s Upbit is taking the majority with Bittrex and Huobi not far behind. Also performing well today is Chainlink which is pumping a similar amount. Crypto.com and Polymath are also in double figures at the moment with gains of 14-16 percent. Altcoins losing the most in the top one hundred right now are Qtum and Electroneum both shedding over 6%. Total crypto market capitalization has hardly moved in 24 hours and is still at $209 billion. A spike added a couple of billion a few hours ago but that has already been eaten up by the bears. Markets are pretty much at the same level they were this time last week and the tedium continues. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Market Update: Decred Surging on Binance Listing appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 months ago

Decred (DCR) Is Getting Listed on Binance, Price Surges More Than 20%

On Tuesday (23 October 2018), Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange (by adjusted trading volume), announced that it would be listing Decred (DCR) this week. Following this announcement, the DCR price surged more than 20%.

2 months ago

Politeia, Decred’s New Proposal System Places $23 million in the Hands of the Firm’s Shareholders

Decred is an open-source blockchain-based digital currency. The Decred team recently announced that Politeia, their new proposal system, was in development on the mainnet. Politeia took Decred 18 months to attain and has led the firm into turning over 570,000 DCR (approximately $23 million). This system would centralize decision making in the Decred ecosystem with stakeholders having a say in everything the organization does. Consequently, the Decred community would control the $23 million. The company explained that Politeia has the potential to create positive developments. However, the firm asserted that using it unwisely could lead to problems. (KE)

2 months ago

SALT Adds Dogecoin (DOGE), “Very Lending, Much Liquidity”

Salt Lending Adds Dogecoin, Shibes Rejoice Shibes rejoice! As of today, October 20th, 2018, users of the popular Salt Lending platform will be able to put up their Dogecoin (DOGE) as collateral for loans. Elaborating on this exciting subject matter, Salt Lending, or SALT for short, issued a Medium post to highlight what this move entails. Such Wow. https://t.co/FQId8Tf9Dr pic.twitter.com/P1KDENmzPW — SALT (@SALTLending) October 19, 2018 Per the post, DOGE will now be a collateral option alongside Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC). By putting up any of the four aforementioned crypto assets, qualified users of the platform can “leverage their digital assets” to gain access to U.S. dollar loans. It is important to note that SALT allows users of its platform to put up a combination of the four assets as collateral, which allows for a solid range of flexibility. Seeing that SALT is the foremost retail-focused crypto-loan platform, with a reported jaw-dropping $50 million in loans issued, the adoption of Dogecoin might’ve been something that the crypto community was waiting for. But why Dogecoin? You may be asking. Well, the five-year-old cryptocurrency that was based on the fittingly named “Doge” meme has continued to gain backing, even in spite of its reputation as a joke crypto asset. Moreover, unlike a majority of altcoins today, its use case is established, making it one of the most used blockchains in terms of transaction throughput and collective transaction values. As reported by Ethereum World News previously, as spotted by cryptocurrency researcher and analyst Kevin Rooke, Dogecoin’s daily transaction throughput beat Bitcoin Cash by 3x, Litecoin by 8x, Dash by 13x, Decred by 35x, and Bitcoin Gold by 41x. Keeping these surprising stats in mind, Rooke called Dogecoin “the envy of the crypto world.” Also taking into account that DOGE is a pure cryptocurrency, through and through, it is logical why SALT decided to add this specific crypto asset. The firm itself acknowledged the aforementioned benefits of the meme currency, writing: Dogecoin has a rich history and incredible support from its community, is widely traded, offers high liquidity, and is built using the Bitcoin code base — all factors that make it not only a viable asset to loan against, but an obvious collateral choice for SALT. At the time of writing, DOGE is worth $0.004514 a piece and is up 1.12% in the past day, establishing itself as the 21st crypto asset in terms of market capitalization. SALT Continues Unbridled Growth Efforts This news follows SALT’s move to add Litecoin (LTC) just two weeks back, likely indicating that the popular fintech startup is looking to rapidly expand its horizons. Coupled with its Litecoin announcement, the firm also announced a series of changes that may only better the user experience. More specifically, SALT decreased interest rates for its USD loans (under $75,000) to 5.99%, while also removing the maximum cap on loan amounts. The startup also recently expanded operations into 15 additional U.S. jurisdictions, such as Texas and Washington, while also offering its service for the first time in Brazil, Hong Kong, along with five other nations. With these developments, it can be assumed that SALT seems to be aiming to gain the business of a wider user base. The post SALT Adds Dogecoin (DOGE), “Very Lending, Much Liquidity” appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 months ago

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Records His Plan on the Decred (DCR) Blockchain

Fernando Haddad, a Brazilian presidential candidate representing the Workers' Party, recently put his 13-point government plan on the Decred blockchain in order to create an unalterable record that is unable to be used for malicious purposes. The move was done to combat what he called "fake news" reports concerning his ideas, policies, and personal life. Several candidates running for president have integrated blockchain into their campaign or announced their plans to integrate blockchain technology into the government of Brazil, hinting that it is a topic that is on the mind of voters. (JF)

2 months ago

Decred will Hand Over $21 Million Treasury to Investors

Today Decred’s Politeia software went live at 1300 UTC. Politeia adds to Decred’s proof-of-work and proof-of-stake consensus by shifting all governance decisions to any party active in the operation of the protocol. This means those who stake Decred tokens (DCR) will be allowed to vote on Politeia proposals in the future. Decred Project Lead Jake Yocom-Piatt said that Politeia is “a very powerful tool” as it can help take Decred forward in a democratic way or “if used unwisely, it can lead to a wide variety of problems.” The upgrade essentially gives DCR holders full control over every aspect of the project, including DCR’s $21 million treasury. (RS)

2 months ago

Decred launches Politeia self-governance system with release of $20 million treasury

CryptoNinjas Decred (DCR) a cryptocurrency altcoin with built-in governance today announced the launch of Politeia, the much-anticipated project proposal decision-making system which is designed to serve as the ideal self-governance infrastructure. Decred launches Politeia self-governance system with release of $20 million treasury...

2 months ago

Decred Outperforms Despite Week of Consolidation

In a week when Bitcoin and most of the cryptocurrency market consolidated, Decred has been recording steady rises on significant volume. The digital currency with community governance has been receiving some bullish reviews from online analysts this week, and the price has responded. Price and RSI have been forming a series of higher highs and Decred Outperforms Despite Week of Consolidation was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News....

2 months ago

Brazil Records First Birth Certificate on Decred (DCR) Blockchain

Earlier this month, Brazil became the first country in the world to register a newborn baby on the Decred (DCR) blockchain. The record was made by Edson Neto who is an important figure in the Brazilian cryptocurrency ecosystem and co-founder of RexBit. The birth registration was made thru OriginalMyCom, which is a blockchain proof of authenticity services provider. When asked about the overall goal of this demonstration, Neto said, “As an enthusiast of technology, my goal was to show the people the other applications of technology, which goes beyond cryptocurrencies.” (JF)

3 months ago

Bitmain Announces ASIC Miner For Decred

The Chinese mining giant Bitmain has announced a new ASIC miner, Antminer D3 to mine for Decred (DCR). The miner comes with a hash rate of 7.8 TH/s and consumes 1410 W power. Decred is not worried about 55% attacks through these new mining machines because the network itself has an additional verification system which makes it impossible for mining power alone to attack the network. Decred (DCR) is currently priced at $38.51, losing 0.15% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

3 months ago

Litecoin (LTC) Creator Charlie Lee Selects His Top Three Altcoin Picks

At the Litecoin Summit 2018, Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee revealed his top three altcoin picks were Litecoin, Monero, and Decred, among which, LTC is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency designed to make day-to-day purchases. He also cautioned against ICOs when asked about investment suggestions, claiming "a lot of them are scams and a lot of them are set up to fail due to the incentive structures." The San Francisco event was reportedly Litecoin’s first-ever summit, which was hosted by TV and crypto personality Naomi Brockwell and featured several crypto YouTubers and a lineup of speakers. At the time of this writing, LTC is trading at $ 52.02, down 9.44% in the last 24 hours. (RL)

3 months ago

Happy Birthday, KuCoin!

Today marks the first birthday of KuCoin exchange. The exchange will celebrate its anniversary through giveaways and competitions which will run from Sept. 15 through Oct 1st. The event will be characterized by activities such as the guessing of Bitcoin Price, trading of Decred with a discount, a trading competition of Tron, and projects contests which are to be listed by the exchange. The projects to be listed are BUMO, EdenChain, and Crypterium. (KE)

3 months ago

Decred Scores KuCoin Listing, DCR Advances 7%

Decred (DCR) announced on Twitter that it’s now listed on KuCoin Exchange. The DCR coin has gained 7% in the last 24 hours on trading volume of $1.2 million, up from volume of less than $1 million yesterday. Decred will be available across the DCR/ETH and DCR/BTC trading pairs. Trading launched today, and withdrawals start on Sept. 14. DCR also trades on Bittrex, Upbit, Huobi and many more exchanges. (GT)

3 months ago

Kucoin, Bittrex, and HitBTC Rolls Out New Trading Pairs

Three exchanges, Bittrex, KuCoin, and Hitbtc, took to Twitter today to announce the addition of new trading pairs on their platforms. These include USD pairings with Decred and EOS. Bittrex announced it will add support for direct trading between Tron and Litecoin. Bittrex also announced that trading with USD is open on its platform. KuCoin on the other hand in has added support for Decred trading. HitBTC also took to Twitter to announce that it has made EOS available on the platform. The token will trade against XMR, BCN, LTC, XRP, DASH. (SK) KuCoin, Bittrex, HitBTC

3 months ago

KuCoin Blockchain Asset Exchange Announces Decred DCR As Part Of Their Network

Today, KuCoin blockchain asset exchange is thrilled to announce on its latest listing of another promising project Decred, an autonomous digital currency. Decred’s native token DCR is now available for deposit with trading pairs including DCR/BTC and DCR/ETH. Buying commence at 19:30 UTC+8 while Selling/Withdrawal at 20:00 UTC+8. All trading activities are done utilizing their ......

3 months ago

KuCoin Lists Decred (DCR) Token

KuCoin has announced the listing of Decred (DCR) token. The listing is part of KuCoin’s effort to expand its market reach. The exchange announced that users could now transact using the DCR/ETH and DCR/BTC trading pairs. The trading of these tokens is supported on KuCoin’s apps and official website. DCR is an autonomous self-ruling currency created in 2016. (VK)

3 months ago

Decred Price Analysis: Alterations to blockchain governance

Decred (DCR) provides an intriguing governance & network decision-making alternative to the clunky, informal systems used by traditional PoW powerhouses Bitcoin and Ethereum. The network's hashrate and transaction volumes have improved over the last six months, and despite bearish price movements DCR has not fallen as far from its all-time highs as the majority of other alt-coins...

3 months ago

Satis Group Predicts Bitcoin Price to Reach $96K in five years to Come

In a report by Satis, an ICO advisory firm, it mentioned Bitcoin would in 5 years trade at $96,000. This figure is contradictory with other investor' likeTom Lee who predicted by March 2020 bitcoin would trade at $91,000 while another analyst forecasted $1 million bitcoin trade in. Additionally, the report mentioned that not only does bitcoin's future looks bright but also Monero and Decred whose prices will increase significantly. Bitcoin Cash as per the report would not gain as much because the developers are concentrating on making it recognized rather than being attentive to their development and technological aspect. The report revealed XRP would fall to $0.01. (VK)

4 months ago

Crypto Firm Predicts Bitcoin Cash And XRP Will Burn By 2023

According to a recent report from ICO advisory firm Statis Group, XRP will be worth just $0.01, and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will fade away in the next five years. The report called Bitcoin Cash a copycat token, which is bound to fail. Ripple, on the other hand, was criticized for its misleading marketing, its use cases, and centralized ownership/validation. However, the report predicted an optimistic future for major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Monero, and Decred, with the market cap hitting $3.6 Trillion.

4 months ago

Satis Group Study Declares Bitcoin to Surge by 2000%, Bitcoin Currently Hovering at $7k

Although Bitcoin is currently hovering around the $7000 mark, a recent study by Satis Group states that Bitcoin will surge by over 2000%. It has however declined below $7k, and as of 10:02 AM UTC, to trade at $6967.23, according to CoinMarketCap. The study further states that Bitcoin will trade at $96,000, Monero at $18,000 while Decred will climb to $535 by 2023. According to the study, in the long term, XRP, BCH, ADA, EOS, and XLM will decline. (KE)

4 months ago

Study: Bitcoin Price to Surge and Reach $98,000 Over the Next Five Years

A study conducted by Satis, an ICO advisory firm, found that Bitcoin could prospectively reach $98,000 in the next five years. According to the report written by Sherwin Dowlat and Michael Hodapp, Bitcoin (BTC) will reach $96,000 by 2022. Monero (XMR) and decred (DCR) will also see an upswing with XMR hitting $18,000 and (DCR) reaching $535. BCH, XRP, and ETH are expected to nosedive. The report adds that the value of crypto assets required to sustain the economy will increase from roughly $500 billion in 2019 to $3.6 trillion by 2028. (KE)

4 months ago

Bullish Forecast: Satis Group Predicts Bitcoin $96k in Half a Decade

Researchers from Satis Group have emerged with a bullish forecast for the bitcoin price. Satis is an ICO advisory firm that delivered an analysis of the cryptocurrency market landscape. They explored how coin valuations measure up in the market and avoided speculation to determine the bitcoin price could fetch a price of $96,000 over the course of the next half-decade. The coins that come out on top are bitcoin, Monero and Decred, each of which offers a “unique value proposition,” while other coins including Bitcoin Cash and XRP offer less value and could suffer, the latter of which could fall as low as $0.01. (GT)

4 months ago


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