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IOTA e Crypto Storage: Primeira solução de armazenamento de tokens IOTA a nível institucional

Por: Livecoins Iniciada em 2015, a IOTA trouxe um grande diferencial em relação a tecnologia blockchain, a moeda tem como objetivo impulsionar a economia de dispositivos interconectados e autônomos (IOT). Os principais elementos dessa abordagem distintiva incluem a sua “blockchain” distribuída chamada de Tangle, além de grandes projetos nas áreas: automotivo, mobilidade, eHealth, energia inteligente, regulamentações governamentais e humanitárias, cadeia de suprimentos e indústrias de comércio global. A Crypto Storage e a IOTA, criaram a primeira solução de armazenamento de múltiplas assinaturas disponível para o armazenamento de grandes volumes de tokens IOTA em todo o mundo. A Crypto Storage, traz uma solução com um novo nível de segurança para parceiros e usuários da indústria da IOTA. Essa solução de armazenamento foi projetada para atender às necessidades de intermediários financeiros, bem como parceiros significativos em diversos setores que trabalham com conceitos que usam IOTA. A colaboração entre a Fundação IOTA e a Crypto Storage permite que investidores privados e públicos, bem como investidores institucionais, gerenciem com segurança o acesso a seus tokens IOTA. A IOTA permite novos modelos de negócios para empresas e organizações. Os usuários da solução Crypto Storage recebem um nível adicional de segurança por meio de infraestruturas separadas e processos de aprovação definíveis. A Crypto Storage adiciona o IOTA aos seus recursos de armazenamento de ativos. Isso oferece benefícios específicos para dois grupos principais: os clientes da Crypto Storage que agora podem ativar seu modelo de negócios com investimentos IOTA, e as empresas líderes do setor que trabalham com a IOTA podem atender a seus requisitos institucionais e de conformidade. A solução de infraestrutura Crypto Storage eleva os padrões de mercado ao introduzir um novo paradigma de segurança, com duas camadas de dispositivos de hardware dedicados e redundantes. Essa configuração permite uma estrutura de assinatura múltipla dedicada, independente e altamente flexível. Todas as transações podem ser analisadas e aprovadas de forma independente em hardware dedicado à prova de adulteração. O artigo IOTA e Crypto Storage: Primeira solução de armazenamento de tokens IOTA a nível institucional apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

3 days ago

Grab your popcorn and watch the livestream of the Dutch IOTA...

Grab your popcorn and watch the livestream of the Dutch IOTA Meetup starting at 7 PM CET today (1.5 hours from now)… https://t.co/iv8FefJSBS

3 days ago

IOTA Foundation and Crypto Storage AG Partner to Offer Institutional Grade Storage for IOTA Tokens

The IOTA Foundation announced on Jan. 9 via a blog post its partnership with Crypto Storage AG which will offer the first institutional-grade storage infrastructure solution for IOTA tokens. The professional storage solution will be available worldwide. Swiss-based Crypto Storage AG is a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG, and will provide IOTA’s industry partners and users a new solution that offers a professional level of security. The Partnership Is a Welcome Security Development The partnership has yielded a multi-signature storage solution that can be used to store high volumes of IOTA tokens. The institutional-grade security solution meets the needs and demands of financial intermediaries and all other significant stakeholders invested in the IOTA ecosystem. The collaboration between the IOTA Foundation and Crypto Storage AG benefits private, public, and institutional investors by enabling them to securely manage the access to their IOTA tokens. The new security infrastructure raises market standards by introducing a new security paradigm that offers “two layers of dedicated and redundant hardware devices.” The announcement further stated: “This set-up allows for a dedicated, independent, and highly flexible multi-signature framework. All transactions can be independently reviewed and approved on dedicated tamper-proof hardware.” The tailored software, tamper-proof signing device, and hardware security module devices were developed by leading Swiss providers with an impressive track record and experience in the world of finance and IT security. Stijn Vander Straeten, CEO of Crypto Storage AG is happy to partner with the IOTA Foundation and create a secure platform for the storage of IOTA tokens. He said: “Crypto Storage AG is proud to support the IOTA platform with our top-tier infrastructure, as we see rising demand with our clients and IOTA’s industry partners to enable the IOTA token without compromising on security.” David Sønstebø, co-founder and co-chair of IOTA Foundation said: “Keeping data secure with infrastructure from Crypto Storage AG will contribute to the development of these concepts and the IOTA Foundation’s vision of supporting a machine-to-machine economy.” The Collaboration Is a Positive Move for IOTA and the Crypto Sector The nascent crypto industry has progressed a lot but is still has not reached institutional adoption and capital on a large scale yet. The road to institutional integration begins with secure platforms and storage architecture solutions as the one created by the partnership between the IOTA Foundation and Crypto Finance AG’s subsidiary. Cryptocurrency service providers have to stay ahead of the game as hacks, scams, frauds, and security breaches threaten to negate the gains of the past decade. These nefarious activities cast doubt in the minds of present and would-be investors. The collaboration is also important because it involves two unique companies playing an important role in the crypto space. IOTA has achieved a lot with the creation of the Tangle - a permissionless and zero-fee ledger designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). Crypto Storage AG currently offers institutional-grade infrastructure solution used to securely store more than 60 different crypto assets. IOTA Foundation and Crypto Storage AG Partner to Offer Institutional Grade Storage for IOTA Tokens was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

3 days ago

IOTA Tangle Will Power New Supply Chain Solution for IBCS Group

The IOTA Foundation announced recently that its open source Tangle technology would be used to create a new track and trace solution for assets in the supply chain for IBCS group. The solution is designed to improve asset management and visibility across the group’s supply chain. Using Tangle and Mam for Better Supply Chains IOTA’s Tangle technology is open sourced, which will be used along with Masked Authenticated Messaging (MAM) by IBCS Poland. The solution, known as “IBCSTracker” and built using IOTA’s Track and Trace application, will help in tracking and tracing assets throughout the company’s supply chain with improved delivery planning, less administrative burden and increased profits. It will be used as a cross-system interoperable chain which could be used to manage a variety of assets as they move across Central Europe. IOTA noted: “The IBCS Poland Proof of Concept (PoC) is yet another concrete example of IOTA’s vision for enabling the Global Trade and Supply Chain.” Managing Returnable Assets on Supply Chains In its blog post, IOTA noted that returnable assets are not usually tracked in the supply chain. If they are, the process is done manually, which creates space for economic loss and inefficiencies. The cost of tracing these items is high, and the return rates are low, which makes maintaining these systems a pain point for companies. Owing to these practices, a large number of assets never return back to the owner. They are either recycled or disposed of inefficiently or given to competitors. Using IOTA’s Tangle supply chains can provide a solution as each asset will be given a unique digital identity. These assets can then be managed using a mobile application. Companies can get a better view of their assets, track them in the supply chain and even trace their origins. This helps in making delivery planning more efficient, reducing administrative burden and cutting down costs while improving profits. IOTA’s systems don’t require integration with legacy systems, allowing customers to view and request asset returns without sharing sensitive data. IBCS Group chairman Brian Marcel noted: “This partnership represents a clear opportunity to solve one of the most difficult logistical challenges present in today’s delivery and shipping industry. We first developed the IOTA Powered solution in Poland, but the next step is to expand to our other countries across Central Europe.” He added that the company eventually wants to provide better information to their customer on where key assets are in the supply chain. IOTA Tangle Will Power New Supply Chain Solution for IBCS Group was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

3 days ago

IOTA Details Year in Review, Troika Hash and Chat.Ixi in Newsletter #6

The IOTA Foundation recently underwent some reorganization while reaching some important milestones- like creating the CHAT.ixi applications and work on the Troika hash function. The Foundation detailed all these development in newsletter #6, published on its blog. Year in Review, Year in Preview David Sonstebo took it upon himself on Jan 1, 2019, to talk about the developments of 2018 on behalf of IOTA. He noted how the crypto craze of 2018 mimicked the dotcom era. He also noted that IOTA Foundation tried to keep its focus on growing resources and their team during the “bull-fear-of-missing-out” periods, to ensure that they have the “vital building blocks of the technology” and long-term success. The team put a large number of resources into Coordicide and are now working on a breakthrough that would accelerate Coo-less IOTA performance. The Foundation also signed a MoU with UNOPS to increase the efficiency and transparency of their differentunits and promote the security of their UN workers in on-field missions. They also carried forward the +CityXChange initiative, working with the European Smart City Consortium. The team also signed a MoU with ENGIE lab CRIGEN to experiment with IOTA Tangle in the energy domains. Ecl@ss, Cybercrypt, and Other Partnerships In December 2018, IOTA partnered with eCl@ss to simplify and standardize communications across devices equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) functionality. The alliance would help IOTA in pushing towards Industry 4.0. eCl@ss has previously helped Lufthansa, Medtronic, Staples, Siemens and the PBS Network to establish yardsticks for classification and description of connected devices. The IOTA Foundation also partnered with CYBERCRYPT and announced a new lightweight trinary cryptographic hash function. The function is named Troika and was developed by the cryptographers at CYBERCRYPT. It could be helpful in creating a stronger cryptographic base for the final IOTA Protocol. IOTA also worked with the Audi Think Tank to find new mobility use cases for the IOTA Tangle. Meanwhile, the Foundation launched CHAT.ixi, an ICT based permissionless and immutable chat application. Details of all projects and other IOTA developments can be found on their blog. IOTA Details Year in Review, Troika Hash and Chat.Ixi in Newsletter #6 was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

3 days ago

Will the Descending Triangle for Dogecoin [DOGE] Precede a Range Reentry?

Dogecoin Daily Chart - Source: Tradingview.com Dogecoin looks likely to reenter an important range after forming a descending triangle over the past three to four weeks. A descending triangle is a bearish trend continuation pattern that increases the likelihood that price will break below the pattern. With Dogecoin already trading at the bottom of this pattern, we are likely to see price reenter an important range for Dogecoin between $0.002 and $0.0023. Price has already dropped into this range on the past five consecutive days but risen back above each time. However, the longer price trades here, the more likely it become that price will reenter the range. The range is an important one for Dogecoin. It was the point where Doge found support prior to undergoing a price spike in September. Price also traded within this range for three weeks between mid-November and mid-December despite the rest of the market recording bearish drops. Dogecoin 4-Hour Chart - Source: Tradingview.com The four-hour chart shows in closer detail how the price action of Dogecoin has been respecting the descending triangle pattern. With the pattern approaching its end, it is highly likely that Doge will reenter its range over the coming days. Key Takeaways: Dogecoin is trading within a descending triangle pattern which is a bearish continuation pattern. The pattern is currently approaching its end making it likely that price will break below over the next few days. Price has already dropped below on the past five days but has risen back above on each occasion. A break below would result in Doge reentering an important range between $0.002 to $0.0023. Doge spent three weeks inside this range between mid-November and mid-December despite bearish movements taking place across the rest of the market. Latest Dogecoin News: Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, EOS, IOTA, Tron, and Dogecoin DogePal Releases New Version With More Features for Optimized Dogecoin [DOGE] Payments DISCLAIMER: Investing or trading in digital assets, such as those featured here, is extremely speculative and carries substantial risk. This analysis should not be considered investment advice, use it for informational purposes only. Historical performance of the assets discussed is not indicative of future performance. Statements, analysis, and information on blokt and associated or linked sites do not necessarily match the opinion of blokt. This analysis should not be interpreted as advice to buy, sell or hold and should not be taken as an endorsement or recommendation of a particular asset. Will the Descending Triangle for Dogecoin [DOGE] Precede a Range Reentry? was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

4 days ago

IOTA and Crypto Storage AG Introduces Revolutionary Token Storage Infrastructure Solution

Crypto Storage AG has worked together with IOTA Foundation for the first multi-signature storage solution for the storage of high volumes of IOTA tokens worldwide. It brings an added benefit of security to companies that are utilizing IOTA’s technology by a separate infrastructure and a definable approval process. The CEO of Crypto Storage AG, Stijn Vander Straeten was delighted at supporting IOTA given it’s rising demand in various industries throughout the world. The partnership between IOTA and Crypto Storage AG is a win-win for both the companies. It brings onboard IOTA investments for Crypto Storage AG clients. As well as help companies which utilize IOTA in meeting institutional and compliance requirements. In IOTA’s point of view, the infrastructure by Crypto Storage AG will help in the long term vision of supporting a machine-to-machine economy. IOTA has established itself as a one of a kind Blockchain with the Tangle. The Tangle is a permissionless, no-fee distributed ledger, designed for the Internet of Things. Thus it revolutionizes IoT helping the automobile and smart energy industry amongst many. Crypto Storage AG is a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG and helps in storing more than 60 different cryptocurrency assets with an institutional grade infrastructure solution. Zerocrypted Opinion IOTA’s innovative solution to IoT has helped take it places. Last year, 2018 it had partnered up with popular automobile brand Audi. It also partnered up with Ledger to enable its users to store IOTA’s native token MIOTA on the cryptocurrency hardware wallet. At the time of writing MIOTA is well placed at 12th rank, in the green valued at $0.371935 and a market capitalization of $1,033,803,233. To learn more about Crypto Storage AG you can check their website. Image Source - Wiki Media The post IOTA and Crypto Storage AG Introduces Revolutionary Token Storage Infrastructure Solution appeared first on Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More.

5 days ago

IOTA Partners with Crypto Storage AG To Power Institutional-Grade MIOTA Token Storage

Earlier today, Crypto Storage AG, a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG, announced a partnership with the IOTA Foundation to offer the first multi-signature storage solution for high volumes of the MIOTA tokens worldwide. This solution is ideal for financial intermediaries and other IOTA partners working on different aspects of the project. Of particular interest, is that the new solution puts many institutional investors and beneficiaries at ease when it comes to the security of their IOTA tokens. Stijn Vander Straeten, CEO of Crypto Storage AG, further explained how the partnership will work out: Crypto Storage AG is proud to support the IOTA platform with our top-tier infrastructure, as we see rising demand with our clients and IOTA’s industry partners to enable the IOTA token without compromising on security. About Crypto Storage AG and Its Digital Asset Storage Solutions With this new partnership, clients of Crypto Storage AG will now be able to store their high volume of MIOTA digital assets securely. Such storage is one of the vital functions of Crypto Storage AG that handles the storage up to 60 different digital assets with facilities that fit the needs of institutional clients. The team at Crypto Storage AG explains it as follows: The Crypto Storage AG offers a proprietary infrastructure solution to manage private keys, both physical and digital, on highest grade hardware security modules with detailed configuration options for individual and role-based access control. The Approval Framework is implemented using hardware Approval Terminals and is independent of the underlying assets. The infrastructure is developed in Switzerland and offers financial intermediaries a tailor-made, secure and flexible solution for securely managing digital assets. As earlier mentioned, Crypto Storage AG is a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG that was founded in 2017. The group also provides blockchain related services through its two other subsidiaries of Crypto Fund AG (Asset Management) and Crypto Broker AG (Brokerage). What are your thoughts on the partnership between the IOTA Foundation and Crypto Storage AG? Will it usher in more institutional investors who have interest in investing in MIOTA and IOTA Foundation related projects? 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 IOTA Partners with Crypto Storage AG To Power Institutional-Grade MIOTA Token Storage appeared first on Ethereum World News.

5 days ago

Altcoins Daily Preview: Litecoin (LTC) and IOTA (IOT) Set for $50 and 50 Cents

Latest IOTA News Like other altcoins, IOTA prices are moderately recovering. It’s not a banger as expected but still, after 2018 pain, any upward trajectory is welcomed. At the moment, IOTA is up 4.3 percent in the last 24 hours and after talks of Coordicide in the last days of December, IOTA is scaling up rolling out products and announcing new partnerships. Center stage is Chat.ixi, a new ad free, private chatting application that runs on the IOTA Controlled Agent (ICT). What’s special is that the app is not an information trawler. Read: Today’s Double Digit Gainers: Tron (TRX), VeChain (VET), ChainLink (LINK) and Holo (HOT) ICT is a light node, an experimental test net designed specifically to sate the needs of Internet of Things. The project is a brainchild of Samuel Rufinatscha and Lukas Tassanyi. Lukas is better known as MicroHash in IOTA forums. A Computer Science Graduate from the University of Dresden, Lukas was actively involved in the IOTA Spam Fund, an initiative tasked with spamming the IOTA network in a bid to speed up transaction processing. Also read: Could Russian Rumors Be Reviving NEO? Surges 15% Today By launching Chat.ixi, ICT now has a “face” and is one way of demystifying the futuristic capabilities of IOTA eXtension Interface or IXI. The team say IXI is an “interface is kept rather slim and modular by design, in order to decouple those apps, called IXI modules, as much as possible from the underlying ICT communication protocol.” IOTA (IOT/USD) Price Analysis To reiterate, IOTA is making good progress against the USD. It is up 4.3 percent at the time of press and trading within a bullish breakout pattern after high volumes swings of Dec 20 bull bar—28 million against 12 million, took it above the 30 cents barrier. In a classic breakout pattern, traders were better place to load up at spot prices because consequent moves also propelled IOTA above the six-month resistance trend line meaning buyers were firmly in control. At the moment through, obstacles to upside are present at 40 cents and in an uptrend, aggressive traders can buy at current rates. However, a conservative approach is to wait for clean breaks above Q3 2018 lows at 40 cents. Because it will be a breakout pattern, accompanying volumes should be above current average of five million. Thereafter, first targets will be 52 cents or Nov 2018 highs with stops at 34 cents. This will be our IOT/USD trade plan: Buy: spot, 40 cents Stops: 34 cents First Targets: 52 cents Litecoin (LTC/USD) Price Analysis Today, we are likely to see Litecoin (LTC) replace Stellar (XLM) as the sixth most valuable coin in the space. Not only is LTC performance exemplary but trading conditions as set out in previous trade plans have been met. As visible from the chart, LTC is trading above $35 minor resistance after breaking above it on Jan 6 at the back of high volumes—459k versus 226k average. Because of this, traders can load at spot with first targets at $50 as follows: Buy: Spot Stop: $35 Target: $50 All charts courtesy of Trading View—BitFinex and CoinBase This is not Investment Advice. Do your Research. The post Altcoins Daily Preview: Litecoin (LTC) and IOTA (IOT) Set for $50 and 50 Cents appeared first on Ethereum World News.

5 days ago

XRP reaches Australia as FlashFX adopts Ripple’s cryptocurrency

In a move that has given a boost to the cryptocurrency market, Flash FX, a payment transfer platform, has announced the launch of its latest cross border payment solution using XRP that is targeted to improve the concept of foreign exchange in Australia. Nicolas Steiger, the Chief Executive Officer of FlashFX stated that: “We are excited to be part of the evolution in international payments processing. It’s about time that consumers and businesses saw a meaningful change in how money is sent across borders. The service provides an alternative for Australians who want to send a payment faster and cheaper than banks currently provide.” FlashFX has always worked with the mantra of making cross border payments simple and effective, at the same time sharing Ripple’s vision of the Internet of Value. The company has also said that transmitting money and assets from one country to another should not be a tedious task but rather one that should be as simple as sending a text message. The Ripple partner is also the first Australian digital asset business to obtain the Australian Financial Services License [AFSL] provided by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission [ASIC]. The XRP transactions have also been proven to be successful after assessments on the Bithomp’s platform as well as on xrpscan. XRP’s adoption by other platforms has made waves in the cryptocurrency market with recent news that Bitvolo Trustless Crypto Payment Gateway has added a plugin that enables writers to receive payments in crypto. The plugin is tasked to support XRP along with IOTA, Stellar [XLM] and Nano. Ripple and XRP’s push to mainstream adoption has been supported by multiple proponents in the cryptospace, with the recent example being a famous Japanese lawmaker stating the cryptocurrencies would develop explosively in the future. He had said: “The latest cryptographic asset-related technology has come so far. If we do not get involved in such advanced fields, Japan will be lagging... saying “Japan’s technology is amazing” and Japan celebrating cash settlements is going to be left in the world more and more...” The post XRP reaches Australia as FlashFX adopts Ripple’s cryptocurrency appeared first on AMBCrypto.

5 days ago

Crypto Storage AG Adds Support For IOTA

Institutional-grade storage infrastructure provider, Crypto Storage AG has added support for IOTA. IOTA runs on a unique no-fee blockchain network called Tangle to power IoT devices. Crypto Storage AG, a subsidiary of Crypto Finance AG offers high levels of security for IOTA users. They are set to offer the first multi-signature wallet for IOTA, which was built in collaboration with the IOTA foundation. Crypto Storage AG offers professional storage solutions for more than 60 different crypto assets. IOTA (MIOTA) is priced at $0.368581, gaining 2.08% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Crypto Market Watch: Bitcoin (BTC), Cardano (ADA), and IOTA (MIOTA)

2019 has breathed optimism to cryptocurrency investors following a bearish 2018. Over the last few weeks, the Bulls took over the markets, which saw attempts at market correction. The Bears saw a protracted dip in prices of most Altcoins, the magnitude of which was felt across the board. Previous price zones were tested and breached. Bitcoin, for instance, slumped from the $6500 mark to $3000. This was the largest drop since 2013 when the Bears had engulfed the markets. The markets are looking promising, however, as the Bulls have put up an upward rally for most coins In the top twenty brackets. BTC/USD Bitcoin is up by 1.11% over the last 24 hours after an upward rally pushed prices to the $4000 mark. At the moment, Bitcoin is selling at $4075 with the 7 days Moving average (marked C) dominantly above the 21-day moving average (marked B). This signals an upward rally in the short term. Since BTC went below the $4000 mark, there have been numerous attempts at market correction. Market activity has supported those efforts as was seen in the last few days. The Relative Strength Index (marked A) - (RSI) drifted into the ‘undersold area’ (above 70) severally signaling positive investor sentiments. Both the 21 days and the 7 days EMA is currently upwards, which indicates that the Bull Run might be here for long. ADA/USD Like Bitcoin, Cardano (ADA) has been going through a market correction after a tumultuous fourth quarter of 2018. ADA is up by 1.32% over the last 24 hours with the Bullish momentum looking to continue in the short term. The 21-day moving average (B) is currently acting as price support at the $0.49 mark. This indicates an upward rally that may push prices above the psychological price zone of $0.5. In terms of market activity, Cardano sold $32 Million and is currently at $1.2 Billion in market capitalization and the RSI (marked A) is at 60 near the undersold area (70) which shows little willingness by investors to dispose of their holdings. IOTA/USD Unlike BTC and ADA which saw upward rallies over the last 24 hours, IOTA suffered a slow dip. It began off selling at $0.3870 against the current rate of $0.3788 at which it is exchanging against the dollar. This represents a 4.62% loss in its value. The bearish trend was also experienced in the RSI (Marked A). It hit a low point of 37 threatening to cross into the ‘oversold’ area. This represents slumped investor sentiments. Also, the 21 days EMA (C) has been dominantly above the 7 days EMA (B) and is currently acting like the price support. Unless the Bulls can up their momentum, the bearish trend might be here for long. The post Crypto Market Watch: Bitcoin (BTC), Cardano (ADA), and IOTA (MIOTA) appeared first on ZyCrypto.

5 days ago

XRP can now be received by WordPress users through Bitvolo plugins

The crypto world is enabling crypto users to use, buy and receive cryptocurrencies in various places like a supermarket and online shopping. Likewise, Bitvolo Trustless Crypto Payment Gateway has added a plugin that enables the bloggers to receive payments in cryptocurrencies. The gateway works on the decentralized nature of the blockchain and supports IOTA, Stellar [XLM], XRP, and Nano. The plugin also supports SEPA bank transfers. This plugin also ensures that the bloggers don’t have to pay any commision on credit payments which can be as high as 5 percent of the total amount, reported Blockchain reporter. This plugin charges a fee of CHF 0.05 per transaction and allows conversion of fiat currencies into digital currencies. The fiat currencies that are enabled by the plugin are USD, EUR, and CHF. The bloggers using the plugin do not even have to worry about maintenance and technical issues as the plugin operates its own blockchain nodes In a similar attempt, programmers Dan Darden, Laszlo, and Lacicloud, have managed to develop a plugin for WordPress through which bloggers can accept payments in MIOTA for their website. The trio named their plug-in as PayIOTA.me. The plugin is compatible with WordPress security ass-on, WordFence. WordFence is widely used amongst bloggers using WordPress as it prevents their website from hackers and spams. The publication quoted a post with regards to PayIOTA’s compatibility with WordFence that read: “The IPN triggers a rule in WordFence. There is an untested compatibility patch, but you must whitelist PayIOTA.me (either IPV4 + IPV6 or domain) in WordFence. If you can remove the ‘POST without User-Agent/Referer’ rule or disable ‘WordFence advanced blocking’, which works too.” The plugin also allows the invoices to last for one-week maximum and if the user wishes to update their inventory after a week, they can use the “update” API call. The post XRP can now be received by WordPress users through Bitvolo plugins appeared first on AMBCrypto.

5 days ago

The ICO’s of the future: Security through investor protection shield

The future of cryptocurrencies is certainly very exciting, particularly as a new innovation has been announced for 2019, which is supposed to ensure that the crypto market experiences an upswing again: The so-called STO. STO is an abbreviation for Security Token Offering and describes a crowdfunding method, which gained popularity especially in the last months of 2018. Numerous experts are currently predicting that STO’s will replace ICO’s in the long run, which has come under enormous criticism last year due to numerous reasons. What is the difference between an STO and ICO? The difference between these two funding options is easily explained: ICO’s typically sell digital tokens to investors with the perspective that they will increase their value in the future. In most cases, these tokens are linked to the actual project in a certain way, whereby their value also depends on how successfully the respective project develops in the future. The first ICO to take place in 2014 was that of the well-known cryptocurrency Ethereum, although the crowdfunding method did not reach enormous popularity until 2017 when it generated more than $6 trillion in total capital for numerous projects. The current criticism of ICO’s, which can be observed all over the world, has to do with the fact that more than 80 percent of the ICO’s that took place in 2017 were actually classified as fraud. This was the result of a study conducted by the consulting firm Satis Group. This distribution was not extraordinarily contrary in 2018 either. In addition, various regulatory developments in different countries, such as the US, have also contributed to the emerging criticism: the Security and Exchange Commission, for instance, published a statement stating that most ICO tokens basically qualify as securities, which means that companies offering them are actually breaking the law. This has to do with the fact that ICO’s mostly took place unregistered. This and other aspects have contributed to the development of the concept called Security Token Offering (STO). STO’s function similar to ICO’s, but provide investors with a variety of securities that already exist on the financial market: For example, purchased tokens can be linked to stock shares, natural resources, forex or even artworks. These securities could then be traded on the blockchain without any middlemen. However, STO’s are currently mostly an idea and have so far rarely been implemented in reality - but this is likely to change in the near future. This can also be seen in the fact that several projects have already announced planned STO’s, so we will soon see to what extent STO’s are actually a better alternative to ICO’s. This article on YAHOO! Finance is also an interesting source in this regard. ICO or STO: Which method is more trustworthy? This question can definitely not be answered globally: Although more than 80 percent of the ICO’s carried out in recent years had fraudulent backgrounds, there are still numerous initial coin offerings whose projects have developed extremely positively: NEO (NEO), Ethereum (ETH) or IOTA (MIOTA), for example, are worth mentioning here, as they are now among the most valuable cryptocurrencies in the world. This aspect makes it clear that ICO’s have always been a trustworthy, effective and profitable method of investing in various projects. However, the crucial point has always been which company, team and product is behind the tokens that are purchased. Examples of legitimate ICO’s can also be found in 2019: Worth mentioning here is the ICO of sky[nav]pro (SNP), an ERC20 token, which is operated by the renowned Dacher Systems GmbH from Germany, a software company that has already been in business since 2005. The Investor Protection Shield Sky[nav]pro (SNP) is a project that enables pilots to access various real-time weather data at any time, to control navigation during flight and to avoid collisions. In addition, worldwide tracking & monitoring can easily be performed in real time. For this purpose, specific flight boxes are used, which are connected to the portable devices of the flight crew. These have already been manufactured in quantities of 100 units. Sky[nav]pro (SNP) is, in particular, convincing because of its investor protection shield, which includes several principles and provides interested investors, for example, with the entire business plan of the project, in which every detail of the concept is specifically explained. Other aspects of the investor shield include the fact that the product has already been developed and tested by various flight schools over a period of more than 10,000 flight hours, the promise that all capital will be invested directly in the project, the fact that more than 12,000 pilots worldwide are already actively supporting the project, and the certainty that the ICO of sky[nav]pro will be carried out by a well-known, reputable German company that has already been on the market for many years. Dac

5 days ago

Is Tron [TRX] Entering a Long-Term Uptrend?

Tron Daily Chart - Source: Tradingview.com Tron is the top-performing major cryptocurrency today after increasing over 11% over the past 24 hours. Its outperformance has resulted in Tron moving up in the cryptocurrency rankings by market cap, surpassing Bitcoin Cash SV to take 9th position. Tron has also surpassed its 200 simple moving average (SMA). The 200 SMA is often used by analysts to identify the long-term trend direction. This is the first time Tron has moved above the 200 SMA since June of 2018. Many analysts may now consider Tron to be entering a possible longterm uptrend. However, first Tron needs to focus on staying above the daily 200 SMA. Tron 4-Hour Chart - Source: Tradingview.com Although the upward move is taking place on heavy volume, the price is now approaching a level of resistance at $0.28. This was an are of consolidation for price action during a bearish drop which took place in August before price continued its drop. For the moment, momentum remains to the upside with both the RSI and MACD increasing on both the 4-hour and the daily. Tron’s founder Justin Sun has already made it clear via various tweets that he is aiming for TRX to become a top 4 cryptocurrency this year, and at very least overtake Stellar XLM currently in 6th position. Trading above the 200-day SMA is certainly a key part of making that possible. We don't think @StellarLumens is our competitor at all since they have extremely low transaction volume, centralized&non-democratic system and 0 Dapps. #TRON will take their place within 2019 anyway. #TRX $TRX #XLM https://t.co/kPuTIwiI0r — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) January 1, 2019 Key Takeaways: Tron is the top performer among major cryptocurrencies after increasing over 11% over the past 24 hours. This move has resulted in Tron taking the position of the ninth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Tron has moved above the 200 SMA which many analysts use to identify the direction of the long-term trend. This indicates Tron may be entering an uptrend. Tron is meeting resistance at $0.28 but the momentum remains on the side of buyers with both the RSI and MACD increasing. Latest Tron News: TRON Weekly Report: TRON Is Aiming To Have More DApps Than EOS By the End of Jan Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, EOS, IOTA, Tron, and Dogecoin DISCLAIMER: Investing or trading in digital assets, such as those featured here, is extremely speculative and carries substantial risk. This analysis should not be considered investment advice, use it for informational purposes only. Historical performance of the assets discussed is not indicative of future performance. Statements, analysis, and information on blokt and associated or linked sites do not necessarily match the opinion of blokt. This analysis should not be interpreted as advice to buy, sell or hold and should not be taken as an endorsement or recommendation of a particular asset. Is Tron [TRX] Entering a Long-Term Uptrend? was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

5 days ago

IOTA’s Eric Hop Introduces the Community to a Revamped Qubic Team

The IOTA Foundation restructured their development process by introducing the Omega team in December. The Foundation has now revamped its Qubic team which Eric Hop recently announced via an IOTA blog post. In the article, he talked about the new focus of the team in areas like ICT, Qupla, Qubic, FPGA/ASIC, and IXI. Making the Necessary Moves In December, IOTA restructured the Omega team where each member decided to work on an individual focus point. This enables each team member to work on a specific part of the project. Each separate component of the Qubic project has also been made open source, allowing the community to get a direct peek into the team’s progress. Hop noted that in the past few months, they had blurred the lines between IoT and the Internet requirements of the system too much. Therefore, they are moving ahead with a CfB (Sergey Ivancheglo) based redesign concept for the entire system that provides both extensibility and flexibility. What Has Changed? Lukas will now be working on the ICT component, writing the Ict client from scratch, while keeping in mind the lessons learned from CfB’s (Ivancheglo’s) previous implementation. He is working to make Ict lean and extensible core system which will provide core level Tangle access for data integrity and transactions. It will be achieved through the IOTA eXtension Interface (IXI) which is the responsibility of Samuel. Samuel wrote an article on E-voting on Tangle which showed deep understanding of and interest in IOTA. Both team members have already created Chat.ixi, a proof-of-concept module for IXI that provides permissionless chats on Tangle. Qubic’s responsibility will lie with Paul who will work on the Qubic architecture, alongside Ivancheglo. Abra will no longer be used as Qubic’s programing language. Hop added: “The original Abra programming language was starting to exceed its scope as a simple assembly-level programming language for Qubic. So, we decided to revamp the existing parser/interpreter/compiler and allow it to grow into a higher-level programming language called Qupla (which is short for QUbic Programming LAnguage).” Qupla will become the first programming language to implement new specifications on Abra, and Eric will handle the project. He will work on translating the Qubic Computation Model (QCM) concepts into programming language. Donald will be looking after FPGA/ASIC implementation of the QCM. Hope noted in the end that new ideas have started to formulate due to the new architecture and things will get more interesting when Hans and Luca join in the next few months. IOTA’s Eric Hop Introduces the Community to a Revamped Qubic Team was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

6 days ago

Is Litecoin [LTC] Leading the Market Again?

Litecoin Daily Chart - Source: Tradingview.com Litecoin led the market on Sunday when it increased over 10% against the USD with other major cryptocurrencies following suit later that day. The same may be taking place today as Litecoin continues its surge despite other major cryptocurrencies not following. The initial surge took place after an inverse head and shoulders formed on the daily chart. Litecoin broke through resistance at the neckline of the inverse head and shoulders and also managed to overcome the 50 EMA which had long acted as a resistance point. Yesterday’s price action showed some consolidation before the surge continued today. Price action is now approaching $41.50 where resistance is expected to come into play. Between $41.50 and $44 was an area of liquidity during mid-November’s bearish drop where price consolidated before continuing to drop to the downside. Litecoin 4-Hour Chart - Source: Tradingview.com The 4-hour shows price action starting to reverse after approaching the $41.50 level. There is still a strong possibility that price will continue to increase and enter the $41.50 to $44 territory. Even if the price does not continue to increase, it is already after appreciating around 7% over the past 24 hours and may catalyze other major cryptocurrencies to rise later today. Key Takeaways: Litecoin continues to surge after a brief consolidation yesterday. The surge from Litecoin on Sunday resulted in a surge in other major cryptocurrencies. Litecoin could be leading the market once again today. Resistance is currently being met at $41.50. $41.50 to $44 is highly likely to be an area of seller liquidity. Latest Litecoin News: Litecoin Leads the Market After Inverse Head & Shoulders Breakout Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, EOS, IOTA, Tron, and Dogecoin DISCLAIMER: Investing or trading in digital assets, such as those featured here, is extremely speculative and carries substantial risk. This analysis should not be considered investment advice, use it for informational purposes only. Historical performance of the assets discussed is not indicative of future performance. Statements, analysis, and information on blokt and associated or linked sites do not necessarily match the opinion of blokt. This analysis should not be interpreted as advice to buy, sell or hold and should not be taken as an endorsement or recommendation of a particular asset. Is Litecoin [LTC] Leading the Market Again? was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

6 days ago

Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, EOS, IOTA, Tron, and Dogecoin

Bitcoin [BTC] Price Analysis: Bitcoin / USD Daily Chart A look at the Daily chart for Bitcoin shows that price is currently trading at the $4100 level. Price is trying to make a reverse head and shoulders pattern with a neckline at $4440, coinciding with the 0.382 fib level of the entire drop from $6400. Furthermore, this pattern has similarities with the previous reverse head and shoulders that occurred in June-August 2018. If price repeats the same movement, we should have a price increase of up to $5200 (the 0.618 fib level) before a reversal occurs. A look at the indicators shows that there was a significant bullish divergence in the RSI before the original move up to $4400, before the formation of the right shoulder. Furthermore, the Chaikin Oscillator is trying to move past 0, a positive sign. The MACD has just turned positive, but it is losing steam. In regards to the moving averages, the price has moved past the 7 and 21 period MAs, which have made a bullish cross. Price is facing resistance from the Ichimoku cloud and the 50/200 period MAs. Even though my outlook for the market is still bearish overall, I believe that this recent upward move has not yet ended, and we should test the $4800-5200 area soon. Ethereum [ETH] Price Analysis: Ethereum / USD Daily Chart A look at the Daily chart for Ethereum shows that price is trading at the $150 level. We can see that there was a significant bullish divergence in the RSI and the MACD during the lows of December, after which a reversal of almost 100% from 80 to 160 occurred. Price has started to develop bearish divergence in both the RSI and the MACD; however, the amount is quite small compared to the one that preceded the increase in price. As for the moving averages, the price has moved past the 7 and 21 period MAs, which in turn have made a bullish cross. Furthermore, the price is at a critical point trying to break out of the cloud and facing resistance from the 50-period MA. The next area of resistance is in the $170-190 area and the one after at the $250 area, coinciding with the 200-period MA. The closest support area is at the $120 level, followed by the recent bottom at $80. XRP Price Analysis: XRP / USD Daily Chart A look at the Daily chart shows that XRP is moving within a symmetrical triangle and trading at the $0.37 level. The RSI is close to 50, indicating neither overbought nor oversold conditions. The Chaikin Oscillator is close to moving past 0, a positive sign. The MACD is stuck between doing a bullish/bearish cross, with almost 0 volume. As for the moving averages, the 7 and 21 MAs are undecided on whether to make or reject a bullish cross and price is facing resistance from the Ichimoku Cloud and the 200 period MA. While XRP had an increase of close to 200% in October, it seems that the market is tepid at this point, and I would expect it to move within the confines of the symmetrical triangle in January at least. Stellar Lumens [XLM] Price Analysis: Stellar [XLM] / USD Daily ChartA look at the Daily chart for Stellar shows that price is currently trading at the $0.12 level, which is within the $11-13 area of support. The RSI is at 50, indicating neither overbought nor oversold conditions in the market. The MACD is slowly moving up but is not positive yet. As for the moving averages, the price has moved past the 7-period moving average, which is trying to make a bullish cross. However, the price is facing resistance from the 21,50 and 200 period moving averages and the Ichimoku cloud. The next significant area of resistance is at $0.18 which coincides with the edge of the Ichimoku cloud. The market has not shown its hand yet, and it is not clear whether the bulls or bears are in power. However, price does not face any significant resistance until the $0.18 level. Litecoin [LTC] Price Analysis: Litecoin / USD Daily Chart A look at the Daily Chart for Litecoin shows that price is currently trading at the $38 level. Price seems to be moving in an ascending wedge (bearish pattern) and trying to break out of the Ichimoku cloud. The next significant area of resistance is at the $50 level, coinciding with the end of the wedge pattern in late January. The beginning of the wedge coincided with a long period of significant bullish divergence in the RSI, preceding the whole upward move. Right now the MACD is developing bearish divergence, but at a small amount relative to the preceding bullish divergence in the RSI. As for the moving averages, the price has moved past the 7 and 21 period MAs which are making a bullish cross. However, the price is facing resistance from the 50-period MA and the edge of the cloud. In my opinion, price continues to move within the confines of the ascending wedge, before ultimately breaking down and testing the $30 level of support again. Cardano [ADA] Price Analysis: Cardano [ADA] / USD Daily ChartA look at the Daily chart for ADA shows that price is currently trading at the $0.48 level and within the confines of th

6 days ago

Price Analysis: Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], XRP, Stellar [XLM], Litecoin [LTC], Cardano [ADA], EOS, IOTA, Tron [TRX], and Dogecoin [DOGE]

Bitcoin [BTC] Price Analysis: Bitcoin / USD Daily Chart A look at the Daily chart for Bitcoin shows that price is currently trading at the $4100 level. Price is trying to make a reverse head and shoulders pattern with a neckline at $4440, coinciding with the 0.382 fib level of the entire drop from $6400. Furthermore, this pattern has similarities with the previous reverse head and shoulders that occurred in June-August 2018. If price repeats the same movement, we should have a price increase of up to $5200 (the 0.618 fib level) before a reversal occurs. A look at the indicators shows that there was a significant bullish divergence in the RSI before the original move up to $4400, before the formation of the right shoulder. Furthermore, the Chaikin Oscillator is trying to move past 0, a positive sign. The MACD has just turned positive, but it is losing steam. In regards to the moving averages, the price has moved past the 7 and 21 period MAs, which have made a bullish cross. Price is facing resistance from the Ichimoku cloud and the 50/200 period MAs. Even though my outlook for the market is still bearish overall, I believe that this recent upward move has not yet ended, and we should test the $4800-5200 area soon. Ethereum [ETH] Price Analysis: Ethereum / USD Daily Chart A look at the Daily chart for Ethereum shows that price is trading at the $150 level. We can see that there was a significant bullish divergence in the RSI and the MACD during the lows of December, after which a reversal of almost 100% from 80 to 160 occurred. Price has started to develop bearish divergence in both the RSI and the MACD; however, the amount is quite small compared to the one that preceded the increase in price. As for the moving averages, the price has moved past the 7 and 21 period MAs, which in turn have made a bullish cross. Furthermore, the price is at a critical point trying to break out of the cloud and facing resistance from the 50-period MA. The next area of resistance is in the $170-190 area and the one after at the $250 area, coinciding with the 200-period MA. The closest support area is at the $120 level, followed by the recent bottom at $80. XRP Price Analysis: XRP / USD Daily Chart A look at the Daily chart shows that XRP is moving within a symmetrical triangle and trading at the $0.37 level. The RSI is close to 50, indicating neither overbought nor oversold conditions. The Chaikin Oscillator is close to moving past 0, a positive sign. The MACD is stuck between doing a bullish/bearish cross, with almost 0 volume. As for the moving averages, the 7 and 21 MAs are undecided on whether to make or reject a bullish cross and price is facing resistance from the Ichimoku Cloud and the 200 period MA. While XRP had an increase of close to 200% in October, it seems that the market is tepid at this point, and I would expect it to move within the confines of the symmetrical triangle in January at least. Stellar Lumens [XLM] Price Analysis: Stellar [XLM] / USD Daily ChartA look at the Daily chart for Stellar shows that price is currently trading at the $0.12 level, which is within the $11-13 area of support. The RSI is at 50, indicating neither overbought nor oversold conditions in the market. The MACD is slowly moving up but is not positive yet. As for the moving averages, the price has moved past the 7-period moving average, which is trying to make a bullish cross. However, the price is facing resistance from the 21,50 and 200 period moving averages and the Ichimoku cloud. The next significant area of resistance is at $0.18 which coincides with the edge of the Ichimoku cloud. The market has not shown its hand yet, and it is not clear whether the bulls or bears are in power. However, price does not face any significant resistance until the $0.18 level. Litecoin [LTC] Price Analysis: Litecoin / USD Daily Chart A look at the Daily Chart for Litecoin shows that price is currently trading at the $38 level. Price seems to be moving in an ascending wedge (bearish pattern) and trying to break out of the Ichimoku cloud. The next significant area of resistance is at the $50 level, coinciding with the end of the wedge pattern in late January. The beginning of the wedge coincided with a long period of significant bullish divergence in the RSI, preceding the whole upward move. Right now the MACD is developing bearish divergence, but at a small amount relative to the preceding bullish divergence in the RSI. As for the moving averages, the price has moved past the 7 and 21 period MAs which are making a bullish cross. However, the price is facing resistance from the 50-period MA and the edge of the cloud. In my opinion, price continues to move within the confines of the ascending wedge, before ultimately breaking down and testing the $30 level of support again. Cardano [ADA] Price Analysis: Cardano [ADA] / USD Daily ChartA look at the Daily chart for ADA shows that price is currently trading at the $0.48 level and within the confines of th

6 days ago

Report: Most Major Crypto Assets Show Close Price Correlation

The 2018 bear trend brought an increase in correlation across the leading cryptocurrency markets, with recent research indicating that 10 of the top 15 crypto assets by market cap show a price correlation of more than 64%. Additionally, five cryptocurrency pairs show a correlation larger than 80% for 2018 - ADA and XLM, BTC and LTC, XMR and BTC, ETH and LTC, and XMR and LTC. Also Read: Texas Updates Regulatory Guidance Regarding Cryptocurrency Activities Research Finds Significant Correlation Between Leading Crypto Assets New analysis has found the prices of bitcoin cash (BCH), bitcoin core (BTC), ethereum (ETH), ripple (XRP), eos (EOS), stellar (XLM), litecoin (LTC), cardano (ADA), iota (MIOTA), and monero (XMR) to be positively correlated, with all of said crypto assets found to have an average price correlation of between 64.7% and 74.1% when compared with one another. Five pairings were found to have a correlation higher than 80% - ADA and XLM with 83.6%, BTC and LTC with 83.5%, XMR and BTC with 82.9%, ETH and LTC with 82.7%, and XMR and LTC with 80.6%. Tron (TRX) comprised the sole cryptocurrency examined to produce an average correlation of less than 50%, with an average correlation of 49.6% when compared with other leading markets. The research also noted that Proof of Work cryptocurrencies are generally less correlated with crypto assets utilizing alternative consensus mechanisms. Price Correlation Doubles Year-Over-Year Compared with the previous year, 2018 saw the correlation between many leading cryptocurrencies more than double. BTC’s average price correlation increased by 150% from 29.3% in 2017 to 73% in 2018, while ETH’s correlation increased 154% from 29.2% to 74.1%. XRP saw the greatest spike in price correlation, which increased by 220% year-over-year, while XMR saw the lowest percentage increase in correlation among examined cryptocurrencies - rising 105% from 34.6% to 71%. XLM correlation increased 114% from 30.4% to 64.9%, and LTC correlation increased 132% from 30.9% to 71.8%. 2018 also saw in increase in the volume correlation between leading cryptocurrencies year-over-year, with BTC up from 34.1% in 2017 to 53.2% in 2018, ETH up from 31% to 48.9%, XRP up from 31.1% to 45.2%, and XMR up from 20.3% to 22.8%. XLM volume correlation increased more doubled from 12.5% in 2017 to 28.4% in 2018, as did LTC volume correlation, which increased from 15.8% to 37.3%. Do you expect 2019 to bring a further increase in correlation between the top cryptocurrency markets? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock At Bitcoin.com there’s a bunch of free helpful services. For instance, have you seen our Tools page? You can even lookup the exchange rate for a transaction in the past. Or calculate the value of your current holdings. Or create a paper wallet. And much more. The post Report: Most Major Crypto Assets Show Close Price Correlation appeared first on Bitcoin News.

8 days ago

Crypto Market Update: Litecoin Lifted on Lightning Network Milestone

FOMO Moments Crypto markets immobile on Sunday; Litecoin leading, Cardano recovering. There has been another slight pullback on crypto markets this Sunday as a range bound channel starts to form. Market capitalization has remained over $130 billion but only just, there has been very little movement over the weekend. Bitcoin has retreated another percent or so on the day as it falls back to $3,830. It reached an intraday high of $3,900 but could not break resistance there and fell further back. Daily volume is just below $5 billion as Bitcoin continues to consolidate. Ethereum has lost some of its recent gains by dropping 3.5% on the day and falling back below $155. ETH is still around $1.5 billion in market cap ahead of third placed XRP though which has remained at the same level over the past 24 hours. The top ten altcoins are pretty much all in the red except one. Litecoin is making a rare recovery while those around it have fallen slightly. LTC is currently up 7% on the day taking it over $35, as daily volume jumps from $400 million to $700 million. Market cap is now over $2 billion and rapidly closing in on Stellar which is only marginally ahead at the time of writing. The momentum comes a couple of days after OKEx announced a perpetual swap feature for LTC and ETH, additionally the Litecoin Lightning Network has just reached the 100 active node milestone; The Litecoin Lightning Network has just surpassed 100 Active Nodes #Litecoin #ltc #crypto #cryptocurrency #blockchainhttps://t.co/nxRVeH61MP — Litecoin.com (@LitecoinDotCom) January 5, 2019 The rest of the altcoins in the top ten have not moved a great deal from yesterday’s levels, Tron has made a minor gain though. Cardano is the only crypto asset moving in the top twenty as it too adds 6% on the day. Neo has crept up 1% but the rest are falling back a percent or two with Iota taking the biggest hit of 3.5% loss on the day. Sunday’s fomo pump goes to ODEM which has surged 45% at the time of writing. It is the only altcoins making double digit gains at the moment as the rest are sluggish. There are two cryptos dumping doubles in the top one hundred at the time of writing and they are REPO and PIVX, with MobileGo not far behind at a 9% loss. Total crypto market capitalization has not changed a great deal over the past day or two. It currently remains at $131 billion, down 1.5% from the same time yesterday. A sideways channel has definitely formed since late December as markets bounce between $120 and $135 billion market cap. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Crypto Market Update: Litecoin Lifted on Lightning Network Milestone appeared first on NewsBTC.

8 days ago

Sharpe Ratio: TRX, ETH, and MIOTA Lead in Performance; Bitcoin Performs Poorly

The preceding 30 days have seen the crypto market make a significant recovery after bottoming out in December. According to the Sharpe Ratio, which calculates the return on investments with relativity to their risk, ETH, TRX, and MIOTA performed well with ratios of 0.169, 0.124, and 0.127 respectively. However, BTC performed dismally with a ratio of -0.0722, showing that the US Treasury bills outperformed the leading cryptocurrency. Nonetheless, these figures do not determine how the above digital currencies will perform in the coming months. (KE)

8 days ago

Easy Altcoin Arbitrage Profits With IOTA, XMR, ETC, BTG, LTC, TRX

During the weekends, there are a few different money making opportunities where cryptocurrencies are concerned. It has become more than apparent the fight to make money is still in full effect. With arbitrage trading, the following six options present some very appealing options at this time. No stone should be left unturned when there are profits to be scored by trading cryptocurrencies. IOTA (Gate / Binance) For the second day in a row, an IOTA-oriented arbitrage opportunity presents itself. That is rather unusual in this day and age, as IOTA is usually valued the exact same across many different trading platforms. For those willing to score a quick buck, buying MIOTA on Gate and selling it on Binance can yield a 1.65% profit. It is not the biggest direct arbitrage gap in history, but still a worthwhile option to explore regardless. Monero (Poloniex / Gate / Bitfinex) A few different arbitrage opportunities present themselves where Monero is concerned right now. Buying on Poloniex, Gate, Bittrex, or HitBTC and selling on Gobaba will yield an average profit of 1.1% per trade. The more lucrative option is to buy on Livecoin or Bittrex and sell XMR on Bitfinex, which can yield a profit ranging from 2.41% up to 4%. A very impressive opportunity, although Monero is not the most liquid altcoin market. Ethereum Classic )Binance / KuCoin / Gobaba) After a brief spell of absence, it seems Ethereum Classic is back on people’s arbitrage radar. That in itself is always a good development, a sit gives traders many more options to work with. For today, buying ETC on Binance, KuCoin, or Gate and selling it on Gobaba will yield an average profit of 0.87%. A very small opportunity, when considering some of the alternatives, but still an offering worth looking into. Tron (Koineks / Bitfinex) As has become somewhat of a normal trend in the world of altcoin arbitrage, Tron’s price differences between trading platforms are usually worth taking advantage of. At this time, it seems the TRX price on Koineks is 2.35% lower compared to Bitfinex, which makes for an interesting price gap to exploit. Both platforms should, in theory, have plenty of trading volume to ensure this gap yields some proper profits. Litecoin (Bitstanp / OKEx / Bitfinex) For those users who like to trade and flip Litecoin between exchanges, numerous options present themselves. It is plausible to buy LTC on Binance, OKEx, or Gate to sell funds on Gobababe for a 0.82% profit. The lucrative option comes in the form of buying on Bitstamp, Paribu, or Koinim and selling on Bitfinex for an average profit of 2.3%. Another interesting option for those who want to make some easy money over the weekend. Bitcoin Gold (Cex / Bitfinex) Although the current Bitcoin Gold arbitrage opportunity may not yield any major profits in the process, diversification is key in the cryptocurrency industry at all times. The same rule applies to exploring arbitrage options, as focusing on just one or two markets will not work out. Buying BTG on Cex and selling it on Bitfinex can yield a gain of 0.9% per trade. It is a good option once all other opportunities on this list have been exhausted. Information provided by Arbing Tool 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 Easy Altcoin Arbitrage Profits With IOTA, XMR, ETC, BTG, LTC, TRX appeared first on NullTX.

9 days ago

Crypto Market Update: Ethereum Increases Gap Over XRP to $2 Billion

FOMO Moments Crypto markets moving slowly; Ethereum extending the lead over XRP, Tron is flying. Crypto markets have gained marginally as we start the weekend but things are generally mixed for individual coins and tokens. Total market capitalization has remained above $130 billion but has not moved a great deal over the past 24 hours. Bitcoin has been pretty flat over the past day but is up a tiny bit on yesterday’s levels trading at $3,870 at the time of writing. Volume has increased again back to over $5 billion indicating more gains could be forthcoming. BTC is down a little on last weekend’s prices but the difference is negligible. Ethereum is accelerating away from XRP in third and the gap is now almost $2 billion in market cap. ETH reached an intraday high of $160 before pulling back slightly, at the moment it is still up over one percent to $158. Conversely XRP has fallen 1.8% back to $0.357. The top ten crypto assets are generally mixed with more red than green showing during the Asian trading session this Saturday. Bitcoin Cash continues its slide south of $160 with another 3% lost today. Tron is the biggest gainer with over 8% made at the time of writing, momentum coming from Binance including BitTorrent’s BTT token on its Launchpad and ETH gaming developer EtherGoo switching over to the Tron network. The top twenty altcoins are also a mixed bag at the moment. Binance Coin and Monero are making small gains while Iota and Zcash are falling back a little. The rest are not really moving much with less than a percent difference from yesterday’s prices. Yesterday’s fomo pump is still pumping today as REPO adds another 40% and makes it into the top 70 cryptocurrencies. DEX is still pumping and dumping with a similar gain on the day and Dentacoin has also made over 20% today. Getting the red end of the stick in the top one hundred is Holo dropping 9% at the time of writing. Total crypto market capitalization has not moved a lot since yesterday and is currently at $132 billion after reaching a low of $128 billion last night. Trade volume is up marginally to $16 billion but a sideways channel seems to be forming at this level. Markets have been pretty flat all week but are up almost 5% on the same time last month. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Crypto Market Update: Ethereum Increases Gap Over XRP to $2 Billion appeared first on NewsBTC.

9 days ago

Are Bitcoin Fundamentals Getting Stronger or Weaker? Huobi Weekly Report Reveals Striking Observations

A lot of people on the street have spoken about how the bitcoin fundamentals are bettering, but a recent weekly update by Huobi Research speaks a slightly different story. The weekly update captures some data points put forward by Firecoin Blockchain Big Data which claims that the last two weeks have not been that great for Bitcoin fundamentals. Are Bitcoin fundamentals getting weaker? Huobi Research mentioned the first weekly update of 2019 by the data team of Firecoin Blockchain Research Institute and states that the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies started 2019 on shaky ground. Huobi Research shared the first weekly update of 2019 which captured some really interesting points put forward by the data team of Firecoin Block Chain Research Institute. The report puts forward the following key bitcoin fundamental findings. The number of new Bitcoin addresses has dropped significantly for two consecutive weeks, and this week it hits a new low of the past half a year; The number of transfers and the volume of transactions has declined over these two weeks The number of active Ethereum addresses has decreased; The number of EOS transactions has dropped, and the number of its new addresses has dropped to nearly 50%; The cryptocurrency market transactions have increased in the last week. The IOTA was the biggest gainer, and the NEM was the biggest loser. As to transaction volume, Maker got the biggest rise, and the ETC was the biggest loser. The report further extends the research on social media trends as well. The key finding there were: For digital currencies, in China, the most trending digital currencies were Bitcoin, Ethereum, and EOS while internationally it was BTC, ETH, and XRP With regards to events in the crypto industry, the most trending keywords in China are “bear market”, “bull market” and “bifurcation”, while across the global the key trending words were “ SCAM fraud”, “wallet” and “mining” In the field of cryptocurrency and exchange category, the keywords trending in China were Currency Security and Sun Yuchen while globally the keywords were Coinbase, Satoshi, and Binance. The report also captures the analysis of Github data. According to the report: 1)ETH, 2) BTC and 3) EOS saw maximum praises this week 1) BTC, 2) ADA and 3) IOTA saw the maximum number of followers this week 1) ETH 2) IOTA 3) ADA saw the maximum number of lines of code added this week While it could be anticipated that due to year-end holidays this decline in the number of accounts was seen, but if the trend continues like this crypto fundament would be tested big time. What do you think was the reason for this dip in new accounts for Bitcoin? Do let us know your views on the same. The post Are Bitcoin Fundamentals Getting Stronger or Weaker? Huobi Weekly Report Reveals Striking Observations appeared first on Coingape.

9 days ago

Crypto Daily: 10 Years To Bitcoin’s Genesis Block While Altcoins Grow Stronger in Sluggish Market

“This analysis is an adaptation from the work of Mati Greenspan, Senior Market Analyst at eToro. Key Highlights: Bitcoin celebrates its 10th Birthday Bitcoin regains stability and remains range bound Altcoins see some strength after being in the oversold territory for quite sometime Happy 10th Birthday Bitcoin October 31, 2008, and January 3, 2009, are two days that are significantly important in the history of cryptocurrencies- the first being when Satoshi Nakamoto circulated his paper explaining the idea of a decentralized currency that we call Bitcoin and, the second being when the paper was implemented and the first Bitcoin was born. Yes, today is the day when Bitcoin Block #0 was mined which lead to the foundation of a network and a currency that was about to change the way the world functions in years to come. Its almost a decade and the nascent form of ‘money’ is doing wonders. It challenges the way money is being looked at and is also questioning the existence of centralized authorities that have ruled the world for quite some time now. In short, the evolution of bitcoin and blockchain over the last decade is remarkable that even Satoshi himself could not have imagined the impact of his work. Once again Happy Birthday Bitcoin! Bitcoin holding steady while Altcoin’s rise sharply Gains across most of the popular crypto assets were rather mild lately. It’s good to see bitcoin holding steady and this type of market setup is more typical during a bull run. While the bitcoin stays rangebound, surges in altcoins are suddenly getting more common. Not talking about Paragon, a cannabis-related altcoin, that went from 16 cents to more than $10 and back within a few hours on Tuesday, but the actual serious altcoins like Ethereum, EOS, and Iota have actually seen sustainable double-digit gains this week. This is clearly indicating that there’s a large disconnect between crypto asset pricing and industry growth. In general, the market is becoming more unpredictable and quite a few times analysts have tried to call the bottom of this market but have failed to find any success. While the prices remain sluggish and don’t give a correct picture, in this past 10 years crypto has evolved from virtually nothing into an entire budding industry. The post Crypto Daily: 10 Years To Bitcoin’s Genesis Block While Altcoins Grow Stronger in Sluggish Market appeared first on Coingape.

10 days ago

IOTA Release a Permissionless Chat Application on the IOTA Tangle

IOTA started the New Year with a new chat application running on IOTA Controlled agenT (Ict). The app was released by IOTA’s Omega Team members MicroHash (Lukas Tassanyi) and Samuel. In a blog post introducing the app to the community, Tassanyi noted that Ict is often considered futuristic and difficult to understand, but the new CHAT.ixi app provides it a tangible proof-of-concept. From Abstract to Tangible The IOTA community and others may find Ict to be an abstract and difficult idea to grasp, but the CHAT.ixi application will now provide it a “tangible proof-of-concept, it gives ICT a face and showcases what the IOTA extension Interface (IXI) is capable of,” as noted by MicroHash. CHAT.ixi is a chat application runs on IOTA Controlled agenT (Ict), a lightweight node designed for the Internet of Things. What makes CHAT.ixi different from other chat applications is that it runs on an immutable and permissionless network that preserves data-integrity. Therefore, the chat doesn’t come with any moderators or rules. This presents a wide range of opportunities as well as risks in the chat app, as accepted by Tassanyi himself. Particularly when it comes to the opinions of those who are suppressed. The app will be completely free of ads and does not collect data from the members except for messages that are sent “on purpose.” Because of the inner workings of the Tangle, the app doesn’t have a centralized framework and messages cannot be censored or tampered with. What is Ict? IOTA Controlled agenT (Ict) works as an experimental IOTA node dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) where numerous devices connect in a dynamic network. The unpredictable nature of IoT networks, where devices switch on and off, requires a data integrity protocol with “enough redundancy” to deliver messages and make data accessible. IOTA wants to be the standard protocol for the Internet of Things and is working to bring the possibilities of true IoT to the world. Immutability and security will form the core of their idea, where they intend to create their own IoT microcosm using Ict, instead of waiting for the edge network to grow and retrofit their solutions accordingly. Tassanyi also provided the roadmap for Ict where the team will work on improving the general interface design on IXI, extend its module support in more languages (beyond Java), and provide increased security and reliability of the Ict. A full description of the CHAT.ixi application, IOTA’s vision for the internet of things and Tangle-based IXI’s roadmap can be found on their blog. IOTA Release a Permissionless Chat Application on the IOTA Tangle was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

10 days ago

IOTA Reviews 2018 and Gives Outlook For 2019, Compares Crypto Industry to the Dot-com Era

2018 was an interesting year for cryptocurrencies as prices started at all-time highs but quickly came crashing down followed by a steady decline throughout the rest of the year. IOTA’s David Sonstebo compared the crypto madness of early 2018 with the dot-com era, as the potential of DLT had reached the mainstream and everybody wanted to invest. IOTA tried to focus on resources and growing a team, as noted by Sonstebo in a recent blog post where he reviewed 2018 and talked about the IOTA Foundation’s outlook for 2019. New Hires, Partnerships, and Projects Sonstebo said that IOTA is “incredibly proud” of the talented people who joined the Foundation last year and that they now have a team of almost 100 developers, domain experts, researchers, and ecosystem building enthusiasts. The important focus area of the Foundation was on building the vital parts of the technology that could ensure the success of IOTA in the long run. The Foundation worked to stabilize the core client and improve the ecosystem while also putting resources into Coordicide to progress towards their end goal of becoming a “true standardized decentralized immutable ledger.” Breakthrough research is also underway which would accelerate the performance Coo-less IOTA if validated. The IOTA Foundation also heralded many partnerships, including a MoU with UNOPS to increase the transparency, security, and efficiency of UN workers on the field. IOTA and the European Smart City Consortium received approval from the EU Commission for the +CityxChange consortium, which will work under the Horizon2020 program. They also signed a MoU with ENGIE Lab CRIGEN to experiment with the IOTA Tangle in energy and IoT sectors. IOTA has also collaborated with SinoPac, one of the largest financial institutions in Taiwan and DNB, the largest bank in Scandinavia to work on new financial use cases. IOTA’s Trinity Desktop wallet released in beta while the Qubic team worked on the development of Quorum-Based Computations (QBC) on the Tangle. Looking Forward to 2019 In 2018, the DLT community experienced a lot of activity, especially as several ICO projects came to the fore. Sonstebo wrote: “While the mass death of barely-alive-in-the-first-place projects causes some uncertainty and skepticism among the newcomers, it is something veterans, and pioneers of this space have been longing for.” He noted that the DLT space needs quality, not quantity. He added that 2019 will work like a “Darwinian selection mechanism” and will experience much less noise, similar to what the dot-com bubble experienced two decades ago. He also noted that IOTA is well positioned in this space and in 2019, they will aim to scale the project and reach production readiness. He admitted that the core development of IOTA became “somewhat isolated” in the Foundation, but it will change in 2019. He added: “IOTA was always meant to be, have always been and will always be an open source grassroots project.” IOTA Reviews 2018 and Gives Outlook For 2019, Compares Crypto Industry to the Dot-com Era was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

10 days ago

IOTA Announces the Winners of the Perfect Brainstorm Contest

The IOTA Foundation announced the winners of the Perfect Brainstorm contest on Wednesday. The contest received over 210 ideas submitted by the IOTA community, including tamperproof 3D printing and enhancing traffic efficiency with micropayments. IOTA said that selecting the winners was difficult for the three judges. The Foundation then announced the names of the top 10 submissions built on IOTA. Most were past the concept on paper stage and had real working prototypes. The Top 3 Winners of the Contest The IOTA Foundation wrote: “The goal of the contest was not just to promote creative and innovative use cases, but ideas that can be realized with today’s technologies. In our deliberation, we put a major emphasis on the feasibility of the presented idea, and how we as a Foundation can work with some of our partners to realize it today.” The top 10 projects will receive an IOTA branded Ledger hardware wallet with the top 3 winning cash prizes as well. The winner of the contest was a vessel demurrage & dispatch solution by Leif Arne Strommen and Erik Aadland. Their solution is built on IOTA to solve problems in the shipping industry, which still depends excessively on paper. It simplifies the vessel demurrage & dispatch function, moving them from paper and proprietary databases to the distributed ledger using IOTA Tangle. The second winner was a LogIOTA Aid System by Johannes Schroth which seeks to solve the water shortage problem around the world. It uses flash channels to distribute water efficiently via micropayments. It helps to improve the distribution of water as well as create smaller queues at the supply. The third winner was a concept for circular energy management by Nicolas Schteinschraber and Federico Gonzalez. The solution helps in ensuring that electric scooters do not get dumped after their batteries die. It proposed charging station networks for power charging, which is based on IOTA micropayments, helping to create a local consumer economy as well. Other Winners of the Contest One of the many exciting projects in the top 10 of the contest was a CO2Ta emission tracking system using IOTA by Noah Klarmann. It helps in trading and tracking emissions and incentivize the reduction of greenhouse gases. Nicholas Lenzi and Adam Federau presented a new use case of checking water quality using the Tangle. The solution helps the EPA in tracking the compliance of water quality and invoices penalties automatically when it is not. The full list of winners and their concepts are available on the IOTA blog. IOTA Announces the Winners of the Perfect Brainstorm Contest was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

10 days ago

Big Predictions for 2019: Bitcoin Heading for New All Time High

Price predictions for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies can always be met with some degree of skepticism. A market correction was expected last year but very few predicted that Bitcoin would lose over 80% in 2018. Weiss Ratings has just released their predictions for the coming year and they are extremely bullish. New ATH For Bitcoin Starting out with the fact that 2017 was a great year for crypto investors and 2018 the complete opposite the forecast attempts to predict what is in store for 2019. The fundamentals for crypto in 2018 were extremely good despite the divergence in price action. Many countries opened their doors to crypto and regulatory frameworks to protect investors were rolled out across the globe. Weiss forecasts are based on their trend cycles model and their crypto coin ratings model which rates the assets in terms of risk, reward, technology and adoption. The first prediction is that Bitcoin will become digital gold because it costs nothing to store, can be easily transferred, is very secure and cannot be confiscated by any government or regime. BTC is therefore considered the top digital store of value. Looking back at previous bear markets in 2015 when Bitcoin lost a similar amount, Weiss predicts that BTC will recover stronger again despite so called experts repeatedly writing its obituary. In a big bear market most of the weak hands and newbie traders will have departed while the believers in the technology and long term investors will be accumulating more. As a result Bitcoin will rise up again to reach new all-time highs in 2019. Altcoins Die Out As New Ones Are Born Some of the altcoins are predicted to also rebound to make gains of 20 times but the report does not mention specific ones; “But among them, a select few with superior technology will get traction in the real world with increasing adoption. They will ultimately return to their all-time highs.” A new kind of internet has been predicted, built by a few cryptos such as EOS, Cardano and Holochain which are mentioned. How it concludes these three will be the harbingers of greatness is a mystery when there are several others such as Ethereum, Tron, Neo, Iota and Icon doing similar things with the web. The creation of an internet 3.0 is the goal here but Weiss predicts that most altcoins will ‘eventually fail’. It also predicts that a number of new ones will enter the fray and make it to the top ten. Ripple’s XRP and Stellar Lumens are predicted to disrupt the banking world but that will only be achievable if they are truly decentralized, which the former is not. Regardless, Weiss predicts that if Ripple can replace SWIFT it will become the world’s premier cryptocurrency. Finally it claims that a number of Bitcoin copycats will fade away as there is no real need for them. Included in this list of soon to be dead coins according to Weiss are Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV and Litecoin. Image from Shutterstock The post Big Predictions for 2019: Bitcoin Heading for New All Time High appeared first on NewsBTC.

10 days ago

Digital Diehards

Exactly 10 years ago today Satoshi Nakamoto set in motion his plan to create a new form of money that is independent of any government or bank. The evolution of bitcoin and blockchain over the last decade has been so remarkable that I’m sure even Satoshi himself could not have imagined the impact of his work. Happy Birthday, Bitcoin! @MatiGreenspan eToro, Senior Market Analyst Today’s Highlights Flash Crash Rips the Currency Markets Shut Down: Day 13 Crypto Flash Setup Please note: All data, figures & graphs are valid as of January 3rd. All trading carries risk. Only risk capital you can afford to lose. Traditional Markets Yesterday afternoon, shortly after the markets closed Apple came out with a shocking report. Shares of the world’s largest company fell about 7% in after-hours trading and are expected to open this morning with a huge gap down. At some level, just about every investor in the world who holds a stock portfolio has some exposure to Apple shares, that includes most pensions and investment portfolios in the world. Apple has already been under pressure from the tech rout but this new leg down bumps up the severity and further jeopardizes the entire market. It’s not just stocks that are affected by this either. Shortly after Apple’s announcement, there was some very peculiar activity in the currency market. The flash crash impacted almost all currencies but was felt strongest in the Japanese Yen. Japan is still closed for the holiday, so the thin liquidity, especially during the wee hours of the morning when most other countries are sleeping, was also said to have been a trigger for this flash crash. As you’ll recall, the flash crash that happened in the British Pound on October 7th, 2016, also happened during the early morning Japanese session when volumes are lowest. Here we can see the scope of the crash in the USDJPY on three different time scales. Also, the second most affected currency seems to be the Turkish Lira. In this chart we can see the USDTRY repelling away from 200 day moving average (blue line), that it has been testing for a few weeks. Day 13 As the US Government partial shutdown enters its 13th day, tensions couldn’t be higher. A meeting between President Trump and the Democrats ended very poorly yesterday, with neither side willing to compromise over the budget. Today will probably be more of the same illiquid flight to safety markets. but you never know really and a turnaround or even a flattening is always possible. Tomorrow, we’ll receive the monthly jobs report from the United States. This oughta be fun. Crypto Setup Gains across most of the popular cryptoassets have been rather mild lately. While it’s good to see bitcoin holding steady, we’re actually starting to see a side of the market that is more typical during a bull run. Surges in alt coins are suddenly getting more common. Though I can’t quite explain what happened to Paragon, a cannabis-related alt coin, that went from 16 cents to more than $10 and back within a few hours on Tuesday. This could very well be a product of an illiquid market, similar to what we saw above. However, more serious projects like Ethereum, EOS, and Iota have actually seen sustainable double-digit gains this last week. What’s becoming clear is that there’s a large disconnect between cryptoasset pricing and industry growth. My comments to this effect were covered by Bloomberg yesterday, and I’m now considering adding “digital diehard” to my bio. Kidding aside. We’ve tried to call the bottom of this market several times now without success, so I’ll reserve my predictions on that front. But, what I can say is that crypto has evolved from virtually nothing into an entire budding industry within 10 short years. I can only imagine what the next 10 years will bring. This content is provided for information and educational purposes only and should not be considered to be investment advice or recommendation. Past performance is not an indication of future results. All trading involves risk; only risk capital you are prepared to lose. The outlook presented is a personal opinion of the analyst and does not represent an official position of eToro. eToro is a multi-asset platform which offers both investing in stocks and cryptocurrencies, as well as trading CFD assets. Please note that CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 65% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Cryptocurrencies can widely fluctuate in prices and are not appropriate for all investors. Trading cryptocurrencies is not supervised by any EU regulatory framework. The post Digital Diehards appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

10 days ago

Altcoin Arbitrage Today: ETH, LTC, IOTA, TRX, XMR, ZEC

Making money in the world of cryptocurrency is always a challenging process. Considering how these markets tend to fluctuate on a nearly hourly basis, there are many different options to explore. Arbitrage options will always be present, regardless of how the markets are evolving at that time. IOTA (Gate / Binance) It has been a while since the last IOTA arbitrage opportunity presented itself to cryptocurrency traders and speculators. The value per MIOTA is significantly lower on Gate compared to Binance. Exploiting this price difference can lead to a potential profit of up to 4.9% per trade. A very lucrative opportunity, especially when considering the involvement of Binance in this trade. Monero (Bittrex / Bitfinex) Not a day goes by without a Monero-related arbitrage opportunity. That is both a blessing for traders and a potential curse for the currency rolled into one. Buying XMR on Bittrex and selling it on Bitfinex will result in a 3.1% profit per trade. A more than respectable gain, as both platforms should have sufficient liquidity to let traders make some money in the process. ZCash (Bittrex / Bitfinex) Unsurprisingly, it would appear the Monero and ZCash arbitrage opportunities are nearly identical once again. Both currencies offer price differences in a very similar fashion and also involving the exact same exchanges. That in itself is always a bit mysterious, yet it also makes the life of arbitrage traders a lot easier. Another easy 3.25% profit waiting to be pocketed. Dogecoin (HitBTC / Gate / LiveCoin) It is always interesting to see a Dogecoin arbitrage opportunity present itself to the masses. Unlike most other altcoins, Dogecoin hardly has any liquidity issues these days, regardless of which currencies are involved. For today, buying DOGE on either HitBTC or Gate and selling it on Livecoin will effectively result in an average profit of 1.53%. Ethereum (Bittrex/ Koineks / Bitfinex) When it comes to exploring Ethereum price gaps between different trading platforms, there are plenty of options on tap. Those who want to sell ETH on Bitfinex can source liquidity from Bittrex, Koineks, Vebitcoin, Cex, Koinim, Bitstamp, Paribu, or BTCTurk for an average profit of 3.2% The same exchanges can be sued to buy ETH and sell the funds on Cex, albeit that will yield a profit of just 1.75%. Litecoin (Bitfinex / Bitstamp / Koineks) Arbitrage opportunities for Litecoin are virtually identical to those for Ethereum. Selling on either Bitfinex or Cex will be the best option, albeit liquidity can be sourced from nearly any other exchange on the market. Traders exploring these options will earn anywhere from 1.13% to 3.8% in profit per trade. Another rather lucrative trading opportunity for those looking to make a quick buck. Information provided by Arbing Tool 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 Altcoin Arbitrage Today: ETH, LTC, IOTA, TRX, XMR, ZEC appeared first on NullTX.

10 days ago

IOTA Qubic Manager Eric Hop Is Now The Co-Founder Of IOTA-ISO

Eric Hop, the manager of IOTA's Qubic project has been named as the co-founder of IOTA-ISO. IOTA-ISO is a separate entity from the IOTA foundation for building an IOTA based marketplace. It enables project owners to meet buyers and carry out transactions of IoT data. Project owners can sell IoT data to interested buyers in a safe environment. IOTA-ISO is also working on a crowdfunding platform for upcoming startups and project developers. IOTA (MIOTA) is priced at $0.359712, gaining 0.30% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

14 days ago

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17 days ago

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23 days ago

Take The New IOTA Hash Function For A Spin: Win €200,000

ConsenSys Developers, take note: if things don’t work out with the blockchain, there’s still plenty of money on the Tangle. The IOTA Foundation is offering bounties totalling over 200,000€ to anyone who can crack their new trinary hashing algorithm, which will be used to secure transactions on the Internet-of-Things network. The lightweight encryption function, dubbed “Troika,” replaces the homebrewed Curl-P function previously used to create addresses and sign transactions on the DAG. Troika was designed in collaboration with Cybercrypt A/S, a systems provider in robust cryptography commissioned by the IOTA foundation. Older hash functions are unsuitable because IOTA uses ternary arithmetic, rather than binary, and the Foundation is currently developing new computer chips built around Base-3 logic. As the Foundation explained in a press release: With the introduction of trinary-based hardware, trinary algorithms will run more efficiently, leading to significant reduction in computation and energy consumption. These energy gains underlie the choice of trinary architecture in the IOTA protocol, and are one of the main drivers behind the creation of Troika. Troika will establish “world-leading security for the IOTA protocol.” said David Sønstebø, who co-founded the IOTA Foundation, in a statement. “We hope that this competition will bring the cryptographic community together on solving security in the Internet-of-Things.” Can IOTA Repair Its Image? The contest appears to be aimed at burnishing IOTA’s image: the company has previously been embarrassed by revelations about the Foundation’s slipshod work. Last year, a much-hyped partnership with Microsoft was revealed to be mostly hot air, while the IOTA software was extremely difficult to use. But the biggest drama of all surrounded Curl-P, a prototype hashing algorithm specially designed for the IOTA’s machine-to-machine payments. Neha Narula, director of the MIT Digital Currency Lab, discovered a “serious vulnerability” which allowed the MIT team to “find collisions using commodity hardware within just a few minutes, and forge signatures on IOTA payments.” The report added, “Please don’t roll your own crypto.” For a function designed to securely encrypt transactions, discovering collisions is roughly equivalent to finding that your housekeys also work in the neighbors’ locks. The IOTA Foundation did not take the criticism gracefully, and the fallout turned the DAG-based network into the laughingstock of the cryptographic community. Getting It Right Since then, the IOTA Foundation seems to have learned its lesson, and outsourced the hard work to professionals. By publicizing the high bounties, the Foundation can both vet the new hash function, and signal its commitment to rigorous security. “The goal has always been to develop the most secure lightweight hash function possible for IoT,” Sønstebø told followers in an IOTA Discord Group. “The problem with Curl was that we did not have hundreds of thousands laying around to hire world class cryptographers. That narrative is one of the most misunderstood in all of DLT history...” Those days may be in the past, now that IOTA has the funds for serious cryptographic security. “Our team has extensive experience with the cryptanalysis of hash functions and evaluated Troika against all known cryptanalytic attacks over the last couple of months” said Peter Jerry Sørensen, COO of Cybercrypt. “Further, we had external reviewers conducting an independent analysis of the security of Troika.” Troika still has to be thoroughly tested before being integrated to the Tangle, but with 200,000 euros on the line, any vulnerabilities will not remain undiscovered for very long. The author is invested in digital assets, but none mentioned in this article. The post Take The New IOTA Hash Function For A Spin: Win €200,000 appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

23 days ago

IOTA Brings On a New Secured Hash Function

IOTA Foundation released a medium post about a new hash function called Troika, which has been designed by expert cryptographers Cybercrypt. The cryptocurrency company is so confident about Troika that is has placed a $220,000 (€200,000) bounty for anyone who is able to crack into it. What is a hash function? Hash functions are basically ways of encrypting and mapping data of different sizes to an identifier of a consistent size. Hash functions are designed so that it is one way, and hence a hacker cannot reverse engineer and locate the original data even if they have the hash. Thus IOTA has worked on improving the security features of private and public keys. Try Your Luck If you think you can outsmart the hash function, you will be able to gain anything from €1 to €35,000 depending on the type of hack used. There are two ways of hacking a hash function; one is through a collision where the hacker tries to find two identical input variables which will produce the same hash value. The other way is a preimage attack, where hackers use reverse engineering to find the original data through the hash value. The co-founder of the IOTA Foundation, David Sønstebø is hoping to build the cryptocurrency community stronger in terms of security. He said, “We hope that this competition will bring the cryptographic community together on solving security in the Internet-of-Things.” Zerocrypted Opinion MIOTA, which is the native token of IOTA is seen to be in the green at the time of writing priced at $0.340427 with a market capitalization of $946,225,774. It is well ranked at 12th position, showcasing the importance of Internet of Things (IoT). The new hash function and the challenge to hackers have been announced a few days after it’s positive collaboration with Audi. Thus IOTA looks to be leveling up in achieving new targets by building a well-protected security system for the IoT. To know more about the bounty program, visit Cybercrypt’s website and don’t forget to read the terms and conditions properly. Zerocrypted wishes you good luck! Image Source - Wikimedia Commons The post IOTA Brings On a New Secured Hash Function appeared first on Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More.

23 days ago

IOTA: After Hitting a Bottom, IOTA’s Price Rallies 60%

IOTA Weekly Logarithmic Chart - Source: Tradingview.com A look at the Weekly chart for IOTA in logarithmic form shows that price broke the $0.4 level of support and fell to $0.2, a drop of 95% from the January high, forming a bottom in early December. However, during the last week, it launched a 60% rally, and it is trying to touch the $0.4 resistance again. Long-Term Outlook IOTA Weekly Chart - Source: Tradingview.com Staying with the Weekly chart, this time in non-logarithmic form, a look at the indicators shows that the MACD rejected a bearish cross, and is now continuing upward. RSI touched 30, and there is no divergence of any kind yet. The price is facing resistance from the 7-period moving average, corresponding with the $0.4 area of resistance. Medium-Term Outlook Chart - Source: Tradingview.com A look at the 3-day chart gives a similar scenario. The RSI fell below 30 for the first time, and the MACD made a bullish cross and is now moving up. Price is below all the moving averages and is facing resistance from the 7-period MA. Short-Term Outlook Chart - Source: Tradingview.com A look at the daily chart gives a clearer indication of short-term movements. There is significant bullish divergence developing in the RSI and the Chaikin Oscillator. Furthermore, the MACD is almost positive. Conclusions Price has fallen 95% from the January high to $0.2 in early December. During the last week, the price has appreciated 60%. Short-term indicators are bullish. DISCLAIMER: Investing or trading in digital assets, such as those featured here, is extremely speculative and carries substantial risk. This analysis should not be considered investment advice, use it for informational purposes only. Historical performance of the assets discussed is not indicative of future performance. Statements, analysis, and information on blokt and associated or linked sites do not necessarily match the opinion of blokt. This analysis should not be interpreted as advice to buy, sell or hold and should not be taken as an endorsement or recommendation of a particular asset. IOTA: After Hitting a Bottom, IOTA’s Price Rallies 60% was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

24 days ago

IOTA Talks About Supply Chain Challenges and Its DLT Solutions

The supply chains of the world still depend on paper documents and dated processes which impact the global economy and hamper international trade. The IOTA Foundation has defined solutions based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) that could help in solving these issues. Writing on the IOTA Foundation’s blog, Jens Lund-Nielsen talked about setting data free from “proprietary actors’ systems” and increasing visibility through the use of DLT. The Problem with the World’s Trade Global trade still depends on paper documents and old processes that have a significant economic impact. The current slow processes can lead to cash flow issues as containers and trucks wait idly at ports for paper documents. The lack of inventory visibility is another drawback in the current disconnected system. Problems related to missing documents, data inadequacies, and improper location tracking are all faced on a daily basis. Lund-Nielsen suggests that if all countries could increase their cross-border performance “to only 50% of the world’s best,” it could increase the global GDP by 5%. As many actors, both public and private, are involved in the complex global supply chain, it produces a large amount of data across value chains as it’s logged into different software systems and shared via paper copies. These practices often result in data that becomes wrong, misleading or shortened as it makes its way further down the supply chain. What’s the Solution? Lund-Nielsen suggests that increasing visibility and providing access to original trusted data is one of the key elements in changing the current state of supply chains. He writes: “The promise of DLT is to set data free from proprietary actors’ systems and formats to be available on demand and in response to any event.” Regarding private data being made available to too many participants, Lund-Nielsen explains: “Despite the increased sharing availability introduced by DLTs, data will still only be available to approved authorities or businesses. This would allow not only for efficiency gains but also provide a broad range of opportunities for innovation and new data-driven services and business models.” The use of DLT will also move the world to a paperless trade system and remove red tape from borders. He also mentions the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) which ensures that governments will update cross-border customs procedures and make clearances of goods faster. How IOTA Could Impact The Supply Chain Using IOTA’s Tangle, all parties involved in the supply chain can get one version of the documentation, without depending on the inaccuracies and incompatibilities of legacy systems. The world loses goods worth $4 trillion each year to these supply chain issues, which could be mended with the use of IOTA’s blockchain technology. He says that the IOTA Tangle is well-suited to the supply chain domain, given its scalability and feeless transactions. This ensures that even zero-value transactions can be used to secure the integrity of data exchanged. This can open up opportunities for new business models. IOTA Masked Authenticated Message (MAM) protocol provides end-to-end security with tailored authorized access rights which make it a great fit for building future trade facilitation systems. Lund-Nielson did not mention any specific use cases of IOTA in managing supply chains. These details will be shared in an upcoming blog post in January. IOTA Talks About Supply Chain Challenges and Its DLT Solutions was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

24 days ago

IOTA Announces New Trinary Cryptographic Hash Function With CYBERCRYPT

The IOTA Foundation announced today the development of a lightweight trinary cryptographic hash function. The Foundation collaborated with CYBERCRYPT, a leading system provider in cryptography and cybersecurity to complete this project. CYBERCRYPT was commissioned to work on a secure hash function that could be used for IOTA’s trinary architecture and platform. The hash function is called Troika, which will provide “a strong cryptographic foundation for the final IOTA protocol.” Troika Is Open to the Public The cryptographic hash function has been designed to overcome all known cryptanalytic attacks. The function is now open to the public for evaluation. IOTA and CYBERCRYPT will hold a competition with total prize money of 200,000 euros and invite cryptanalysts to evaluate Troika. IOTA co-founder and co-chair David Sontesbo commented on the partnership, saying: “The IOTA Foundation is honored and excited to be collaborating with CYBERCRYPT, to ensure we achieve world-leading security for the IOTA protocol. We hope that this competition will bring the cryptographic community together on solving security in the Internet-of-Things.” The Changing IoT Industry The IoT industry is looking beyond Moore’s Law, as it is seemingly reaching its limits. The industry is now looking forward to More-than-Moore (MtM) to handle the increasing demand for various computation tasks and increase computation performance as well. For IoT, the energy constraints of small devices could be a crucial factor in enabling implementation. In the announcement, IOTA highlight how Troika could solve this issue: “Trinary has shown promise in varied fields of computation. Cryptography allows the storage and transmission of encrypted data so that it can only be read or processed by the intended recipient, an essential aspect to the security of IoT. With the introduction of trinary-based hardware, trinary algorithms will run more efficiently, leading to significant reduction in computation and energy consumption. These energy gains underlie the choice of trinary architecture in the IOTA protocol, and are one of the main drivers behind the creation of Troika.” CYBERCRYPT founder Andrey Bogdanov commented on the development, saying: “CYBERCRYPT is delighted to be a part of this ambitious large-scale project for public-ledger based digital payments. We are happy to support IOTA in their quest for the secure digital ecosystem in future IoT applications.” IOTA Announces New Trinary Cryptographic Hash Function With CYBERCRYPT was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

24 days ago

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Bitcoin Cash Doubles in Three Days

FOMO Moments A rare green Friday for crypto markets; Bitcoin Cash and SV are on a charge, Tron and Iota following. It makes a change to see markets in the green on a Friday. The crypto rally that started on Monday has continued throughout the week and it has ended on a high. Total capitalization is over $130 billion, its highest level for almost three weeks. Bitcoin has made over 25% since its low point of the year last weekend. Today it is up another 4% to just over $4,000. BTC made two bounces off resistance at $4,200 a few hours ago and has pulled back a little. The trend is currently bullish in what many are describing as a ‘Santa rally’. Ethereum is having a rare good day with gains over 8% taking it close to $115. It is still $3 billion behind XRP in terms of market cap however, despite the Ripple token not having made much movement today. The top ten is all green at the time of writing and shooting to the moon for the third day is Bitcoin Cash which has made over 40% in the past 24 hours. In this epic revival BCH has over doubled in value in just three days. On Tuesday it was still below $100 and today it has broken $200. Even Bitcoin SV is having a rare revival with a 35% gain on the day to take it to $125. Tron is still making solid progress with 13% more added today. In the top twenty Dash is leading the pack with a rise of 18% to $90. Cardano and Iota are also performing well during the Asian trading session with gains of 14%. The only altcoin getting a beating in the top forty is Waves dumping 10%. Aside from the two Bitcoin Cash variants, Bitcoin Diamond and Bitcoin Gold are also getting a dose of fomo today with pumps of 25 and 20 percent respectively. Entering the top one hundred with a surge of over 33% is Crypto.com Chain, CRO. Getting bashed is DEX dumping over 30%, Qash, Waves and Stratis are also in pain losing double digits at the time of writing. Total crypto market capitalization is up over 7% on the day as it reaches $133 billion. Daily trade volume has also surged to $28 billion, its highest level for almost 8 months. Since the same time last Friday crypto markets have recovered by 25% however they are still down slightly on the month. 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: Bitcoin Cash Doubles in Three Days appeared first on NewsBTC.

24 days ago

Crypto Market Update: Bitcoin Cash Rally, Tron (TRX), ADA, IOTA Price Analysis

Key Points The total crypto market cap is showing positive signs and it recently moved towards $135.00B. Bitcoin cash surged higher by more than 50% and broke the $200 resistance. Tron (TRX) cleared the $0.0175 resistance and it could head towards $0.0200. Cardano (ADA) price broke the key $0.0400 resistance level. IOTA (MIOTA) gained more than 20% recently and surpassed the $0.3250 resistance. Bitcoin cash rallied above $200 and it could extend gains towards $240. Ethereum, ripple, Litecoin (LTC), Tron (TRX), IOTA and Cardano (ADA) remain in a solid uptrend. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis Bitcoin cash price was the best performing cryptocurrency in the past two days. BCH/USD gained more than 100% from the $80 support area and it recently broke the $150 and $200 resistance levels. The price is currently trading above $210 and it could continue to move higher towards the $225 or $240 resistance. If there is a downside correction, an initial support is near the $200 level, below which the next major support awaits at $180. Tron (TRX), ADA and IOTA Price Analysis Tron price started a solid upward move and broke the $0.0165 and $0.0175 resistance levels. TRX price is currently trading above the $0.0180 level and it seems like there could be more upsides towards $0.0188 or $0.0200. Cardano price jumped sharply above the $0.0320 and $0.0350 resistance levels. More importantly, ADA price traded above the $0.0400 barrier and placed itself in a positive zone. IOTA (MIOTA) started a major bullish wave after forming a support base near the $0.2400 level. The price rallied above the $0.3000 and $0.3200 resistance levels. The next major resistance is at $0.3600 followed by $0.3820. Looking at the total cryptocurrency market cap hourly chart, there were continuous gains above the $120.00B pivot level. The market cap rallied above the $130.00B level and tested the $135.00B level. It is currently following a major bullish trend line with support at $125.00B and signaling more upsides in the coming sessions. Therefore, there could be more gains in bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, ripple, litecoin, BCH, BCHSV, XLM, and other altcoins in the short term. The post Crypto Market Update: Bitcoin Cash Rally, Tron (TRX), ADA, IOTA Price Analysis appeared first on NewsBTC.

24 days ago

IOTA Launches CYBERCRYPT-Developed Hash Function Troika

IOTA foundation confirmed Troika, a hash function developed by the finest security company called CYBERCRYPT, has finally taken over from IOTA’s previous hash functions. According to David Sonstebo, the IOTA Co-founder, a custom algorithm named Curl was initially implemented because the company was not well positioned financially to hire highly-rated cryptographers. However, following the vulnerability of Curl, the company was forced into hiring CYBERCRYPT to ensure better security of custom algorithm. (VK)

24 days ago

Bitcoin Hits $4100 as Analysts Warn That the 2017 Rally Is Behind Us

Bitcoin’s price recovery has continued, with the currency gaining 7.2 percent in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin was trading at $4,104 at press time, having struck a two-week high of $4,186 just hours earlier. The last time Bitcoin was above $4,100 was December 3 and since then, it has dropped to its lowest level for the year below $3,200. This week has seen the currency gain 26 percent and looks set to continue its good run. But if you’re expecting a repeat of the 2017 bull run, you might get disappointed. According to Charlie Morris, a fund manager at Atlantic House Ltd., the streak was great but it has been broken. Investors should be prepared for lower rates of return going forward, Morris warned. The Comeback Continues Just a few weeks ago, Bitcoin dropped from $6,000 and in a month, its value had almost halved. Several skeptics had already called this the predicted death of Bitcoin. Even a teenage millionaire, whose sole rise to fame and fortune was Bitcoin, recently stated that Bitcoin is dead. However, the currency proved that it had plenty of bite in it by bouncing back and reclaiming the $4,000 level this week. Bitcoin opened the week at $3,250 after a lackluster performance at the weekend. It has since then gained over $900, adding $17 billion in the process in market cap. At press time, the currency was trading at $4,102, up 7.2 percent in the past 24 hours. As has been the trend, Bitfinex and HitBTC posted higher prices at $4,188 and $4,195 respectively. Its market cap is up to $71.6 billion, up from $53 billion posted on Monday. The trading volume has also experienced an incredible hike, up 170 percent from Monday. In the past 24 hours, it stood at $8.5 billion, up from $3.6 billion posted on Monday. Of this, $4.1 billion was by Hong Kong-based crypto trading and derivative platform BitMEX. The exchange accounted for 31.2 percent of the trading volume, miles ahead of the second-placed Binance which accounted for $391 million. The rest of the market was in an upward trend as well, with Bitcoin Cash being the biggest gainer. The currency is now up 145 percent, having opened the week at $81. Its rival, Bitcoin SV, is up 18 percent to trade at $110. IOTA, Monero and Dash are all up double digits as well. The 2017 Bitcoin Bull Run Is Behind Us In light of the recent price hikes, it’s easy to get carried away and foresee the $20,000 level being possible soon. However, one trader, analyst and fund manager believes that such a run is behind us now. Charles Morris stated that this year’s 80 percent decline hinders another bull run as investors are more skeptical. Morris is a fund manager at Atlantic House Ltd., a London-based firm with over $1 billion in assets under management. In a note to investors seen by Bloomberg, he stated: That trend has been a great ride, but it is broken. The long-term chart tells you to prepare for lower rates of return His sentiments are supported by Paul Day, a technical analyst and head of futures at Market Securities Dubai Ltd. According to Day, last year’s bull run drew some parallels from the end of the dot-com bubble. The Nasdaq Composite Index at the time plunged 80 percent as many companies crushed. It has taken almost 15 years to recover, and even then, many of the heavyweights never recovered. He stated: If, and it’s a big if, crypto survives and the winners become viable mediums of exchange in the years ahead, there is nothing to say the winners have even been created yet, The post Bitcoin Hits $4100 as Analysts Warn That the 2017 Rally Is Behind Us appeared first on NullTX.

24 days ago

IOTA is Has a €200k Bounty for Hackers Who can Crack their New Hash Function

The IOTA Foundation announced on December 20, 2018 they have released a new hash function they are calling Troika.…

24 days ago

IOTA Has a €200k Bounty for Hackers Who Can Crack their New Hash Function

The IOTA Foundation announced on December 20, 2018 they have released a new hash function they are calling Troika.…

24 days ago

Think IOTA Security is Flawed? Developers Will Pay You to Prove it

The brains behind one of the few cryptocurrencies lacking any form of blockchain have launched a competition to find bugs in their new hash function. The IOTA Foundation is offering a share of $220,000 to anyone who can demonstrate weakness within the code. The new hash function is called Troika. It was engineered by Cybercrypt, a security company based in Denmark. IOTA Competition: Break Hash, Receive Cash Hashing functions are a vital component of cryptocurrencies. Their purpose is to change data of varying lengths into strings of characters of a consistent size. For a hash function to be success in a cryptocurrency application it should be impossible to determine the original data from the hash alone. IOTA’s newest upgrade will feature a completely redesigned hashing function. Developed by Cybercrypt, Troika will need to be bulletproof before it is implemented in the IOTA main net - hence the bounty competition. According to a report in The Next Web, the IOTA Foundation are inviting all who care to take part to step up and try to break its new hashing function. Those who are deemed successful by Cybercrypt will be rewarded with a share of $220,000 that will be paid in either MIOTA tokens or euros (as the victor chooses). There are two parts to the challenge. The first invites those taking part to submit an example of two distinct data sets producing the same hash. This is known as a collisions attack. The second part of the competition is for coders to prove that a message can be deciphered using only a hash. This is called a preimage attack. Prizes awarded will range from $115 right up to $40,000. Presumably, the more severe the bug discovered is, the higher the payment awarded. The co-founder and co-chair of the IOTA Foundation, David Sønstebø, stated of the bounty competition: “We hope that this competition will bring the cryptographic community together on solving security in the Internet-of-Things.“ IOTA’s Security and Centralisation Issues Recently, IOTA came under fire because it emerged that the risk of the network being compromised is far higher than it is in many other cryptocurrencies. It would only require 33% of the network to be comprised of bad actors as opposed to the 51% needed elsewhere. The solution from IOTA was to appoint a transaction coordinator that would help protect the network from such attacks. An early investor in the IOTA platform highlighted this as a poor fix since it severely reduced the decentralisation of the network. Limo, as the individual is known, stated: “... there was and is a single practical point of failure because the coordinator(COO) is a mechanism that, under these conditions, can actively stop the confirmation-rate on the tangle.” Fortunately for IOTA fans, there is a fix on the way. Troika will likely form part of the proposed update, if it passes the community bounty test of course. Limo commented again after speaking with two IOTA Foundation members: “The IOTA foundation has solutions for the coordicide... They are neither approved nor tested, but they are promising concepts that can withstand the first and second logical hurdle.” If IOTA can successfully implement the planned updates, it may find itself in a much better position to appeal to more of the same high profile users that were attracted to the platform last year. The post Think IOTA Security is Flawed? Developers Will Pay You to Prove it appeared first on NewsBTC.

24 days ago

IOTA (MIOTA) Price Analysis: Currency is soaring higher

Supply level: $0.33, $0.35, $0.39 Demand level: $0.30, $0.28, $0.26 IOTA/USD Medium-term Trend: Bullish IOTA/USD is on the bullish trend on the medium-term outlook. The cryptocurrency fell to the low of $0.21 under the pressure of the bears on December 7. Several attempts made by the bulls to push up the coin was rejected at the dynamic support and resistance level and the price was making several lower lows. On December 17, IOTA made a change of direction at the turning point where the two EMAs crossed each other upside. The coin consolidated for few hours and a strong bullish candle broke out followed by several bullish candles which broke the formal supply levels of $0.26, $0.28, $0.30. As at present the coin is carrying out retracement. IOTA is trading above 21-day EMA and 50-day EMA with the relative strength index period 14 at 80 levels pointing to the south which indicates sell signal, which may be a normal pullback on a trending market and the coin will continue its bullish movement. IOTA is already exposed to $0.33 supply level; the supply level of $0.33 may be reached should the bulls maintain its momentum. IOTA/USD Short-term Trend: Bullish IOTA is bullish on the short-term outlook. The bearish momentum was lost on the IOTA market shortly after the consolidation movement. IOTA was consolidating before it broke out to the north on December 17 by the aid of the bulls’ high momentum. The coin was pushed up making higher highs as the sign of an uptrend movement. The two EMAs are fanned apart with the IOTA price above the 21-day EMA and 50-day EMA which connotes strong bullish trend. The relative strength index period 14 is at 70 levels pointing to the south indicates that IOTA may sell for a while before a further increase in price. The post IOTA (MIOTA) Price Analysis: Currency is soaring higher appeared first on ZyCrypto.

25 days ago

Mercado Ensaia Alta. Análise do TradingView

Por: Livecoins Mercado de criptomoedas começa a recuperar de forte queda. Confira os estudos dos analistas do TradingView. Bitcoin / Dólar Americano Vocês repararam que a MA 20 (linha vermelha escura) serviu de resistência ao preço do Bitcoin depois do topo histórico? Pois é, não houve rompimento da mesma (candle inteiro fechado acima). Todos os grandes topos foram “barrados” por ela. No momento estamos no fundo das Bandas Bolinger, indicadores WT DAGO e CCI quase revertendo... Talvez possamos buscar a MA20 novamente na região de 5500usd, próximo ao topo do canal de baixa. Tivemos uma forte queda no grafico Bitcoin que assustou muitos players do mercado, e aparentemente encontramos um fundo para usarmos de suporte em meados de 3200 dólares. Nesse momento, o preço deve retrair (já está) para resistências acima de seu fundo afinal, ainda estamos em tendência baixista. Pela retração fiboancci eu consigo ver alguns níveis de interesse vendedor que podem ser nossas futuras resistências. O maior desafio para o mês de Dezembro e até mesmo inicio de Janeiro é o preço entre 4200~4500, é uma zona de negociação com confluência de fibo e ponto de oferta. Mais adiante, temos como correção máxima os 61% da fibonacci nos 5200, novo ponto de interesse vendedor. Aqui deve-se esperar uma queda o no preço. A esperança é que os suportes de 3700 e 3200 segurem quando o preço impulsionar para baixo novamente, e esses podem ser os melhores pontos de compra. Lembre-se que ainda estamos em tendência de baixa e para um compra segura é preciso ter paciência e esperar por um padrão ou uma provável figura gráfica nesse fundo, podendo ser um fundo duplo/triplo ou até mesmo um Ombro Cabeça Invertido. O BTC tem crescido fortemente pelo 3º dia consecutivo e um padrão de candles (Three White Soldiers) está sendo formado. Se o BTC conseguir manter o “rally” durante o dia de hoje (19/12/2018) teremos um forte sinal de reversão de viés de longo prazo. Este padrão de candle está se formando após um curto período de indecisão que vinha seguindo uma forte tendência de baixa e grandes candles de alta com pequenas sombras implicam que os Touros estão ficando mais fortes e prontos para assumirem o controle do BTC e para que este padrão de candle seja confirmado, o BTC precisa fazer um fechamento diário acima de US$3.800. Ainda não temos 200 períodos no contrato BTCUSD, sendo assim não poderemos usar a EMA/SMA 200, porém, vamos usar a EMA/SMA 100 para filtrar o mercado. Também tracei uma retração fibo para seguir no mercado quando ela começar a alta. Embora o mercado tenha subido 11% hoje, ainda estamos com uma forte tendência de baixa no gráfico de 3d. O gráfico em 1H é o primeiro ponto de divergência gráfica, sendo que H1 esta em ALTA enquanto H2 esta em BAIXA. Acredito que nas próximas horas teremos uma nova entrada dessa divergência. Iota / Dólar Americano Iota supera a MME20 no gráfico diário !!! Isso quer dizer que já supera a média de preços do mês !!! Já temos o HIloActivator comprado e agora podemos ter o disparo de compra pelas médias móveis, a MME5 já tem inclinação positiva. Após forte rali de baixa, acompanhando a mãe das criptomoedas (Bitcoin) tem muito espaço para corrigir positivamente ! Disclaimer: Análises aqui são apenas estudos. Não são recomendações de investimento, nem de compra nem de venda. Tampouco refletem a opinião do veículo de mídia no qual estão sendo vinculadas. São estudos direcionados a pessoas com conhecimento e experiência no mercado. Se você não tem experiência, não opere. E se tiver experiência, não opere também. Nossos Autores: Vabreujr - Valmir Abreu é analista de Criptoativos e Trader. Confira suas análises no TradingView. Gabriel Fauth - Especulador de mercados internacionais, estudante de análise técnica pelo http://forex360.com.br. Confira suas análises no TradingView. Coinder Trade - É DayTrader de criptomoedas. Acompanhe suas análises no TradingView. iTraderBR - Dirigida por Jean Victor focada em análise gráfica de criptomoedas. Youtube Paulo C. Tedesco - Paulo Cesar Cano Ramirez, trader atuante em vários mercados. pctedesco.blogspot.com. Acompanhe suas análises no TradingView. O artigo Mercado Ensaia Alta. Análise do TradingView apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

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