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The Largest Blockchain Conference in Asia set to kick off from 30-31 January in Yokohama, Japan

The Global Blockchain Association (Tokyo, President: Toshikazu Masuyama) is pleased to host the largest blockchain conference in Asia: The Japan Blockchain Conference (JBC) - 2019 Yokohama, to be taken on 30 and 31 January in the energetic port city of Yokohama, only 30 minutes from the center of Tokyo. The conference will host top companies and organizations from Japan and abroad who represent the future of the rapidly growing blockchain space. This is the place where the leaders of blockchain and crypto can interact, form partnerships, and showcase their leading technologies and developments. JBC will offer a truly global event. bringing together large Japanese companies entering the blockchain sphere, such as NTT Communications and Line, and innovative blockchain and crypto firms including Foins, Orbs, CTIA, and DNA. High-profile speakers such as John McAfee, Tim Draper, and Alex Lightman, and many more will enlighten people with the latest developments in the sphere. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best of blockchain and kickstart 2019 with a bang! For more details including the latest information on participants and speakers, and to buy tickets, visit our website: https://japan-blockchain-c.com/ Event Details Name: Japan Blockchain Conference (JBC): Yokohama Round 2019 Host: The Global Blockchain Association Date/Time: Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 January 2019, 9am to 6pm Venue: Pacifico Yokohama, Hall B (1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) Tickets: ・Expo Pass Advance purchase: 1-Day Pass—3,000 yen (USD27), 2-Day Pass—5,000 yen (USD45) At the Door: 1-day pass—4,000 yen (USD35) Pass includes access to the Exhibition Zone (featuring 150 companies from Japan and abroad); speeches and seminars by prominent blockchain figures; and other areas. ・VIP Pass 100,000 yen (USD885) Includes access to the lounge for both days, as well as the After Party (30th) and Celebration Party (31st). For inquiries related to this event, please contact press@japan-blockchain-c.com The post The Largest Blockchain Conference in Asia set to kick off from 30-31 January in Yokohama, Japan appeared first on ZyCrypto.

4 days ago

Ethereum Price Drops Below $140 Following Wicked 1-hour Candle

Although it was somewhat to be expected, today isn’t off to a good start for the cryptocurrency markets. Everything has gone in the deep red due to a rather bearish one-hour chart. Sustaining uptrends has proven difficult in this industry for some time now. The Ethereum price knows this all too well, as it has dropped below $140 once again and may continue to drop lower. Steep Ethereum Price Drop Materializes After what seemed to be a somewhat promising start to the year 2019, the cryptocurrency markets have come under severe bearish pressure once again. To most speculators, this doesn’t come as a big surprise. It was rather clear the bearish market is far from over at this point and a correction would kick in sooner rather than later. The volatile nature of that correction isn’t exactly what most people expected, though, yet the situation is still developing at this time. Over the past 24 hours, there has been a pretty steep drop off in the Ethereum price department. Once Bitcoin starts slipping, all other currencies will usually follow suit. The current 8.5% USD value decline brings the Ether price down to $139.34. There is also a net 3.5% loss in ETH/BTC, as the 0.04 BTC level seems unreachable at this time. Unfortunately, this may very well be only the beginning of what is still in store. On social media, there are only debates regarding the Ethereum price right now, instead of the upcoming Constantinople hard fork. That is always a bit unfortunate, although it is also to be expected under these conditions. CryptoMeter claims there has been recent ETH selling activity valued at over $7m, which is rather interesting. This indicates the sell pressure will, most likely, continue for quite some time to come. #BINANCE: #ETH Selling Activity Worth 7M+ USDT #cryptocurrency #cryptotrading visit us at https://t.co/LIVO4vKBXG — Visit CryptoMeter.io (@CryptoMeterIO) January 10, 2019 Dajuan, a fan of using far too many capital letters in his tweets, would like to remind everyone the bear market is still in full effect as of right now. He would also like to warn users not to try and catch this falling knife. While gloating is always easier in hindsight, it is evident this wave of pressure may very well remain in place for some time to come. That would be rather unfortunate, although it is also completely normal. #FALLINGKNIFE #BTC #ETH #ADA SO MUCH FOR THOSE LONG PLAYS ..LMFAO YALL KNOW WE STILL IN A BEAR MARKET RIGHT DONT HAT THE PLAYA HATE THE GAME BABY!!!!!!!!! #cryptocurrency #blockchain pic.twitter.com/XZJsiB8vMo — Dajuan (@DAJUAN_DON) January 10, 2019 Last but not least, the price charts all tell the same tale for most cryptocurrencies right now. Everything seemed fine until a few hours ago, when a sudden massive sell-off was triggered for most currencies. It is uncanny how one hourly candle can destroy any support level in quick succession, but that is the nature of volatile industries first and foremost. Last day's nice green candle has changed its colour. #Bears remain strong.Where are #BTC and #ETH going? pic.twitter.com/199Lk8U0mK — Tobias (@to61free) January 10, 2019 Under these market conditions, it would appear as if that will be all there is to note today. Every major market lost value in quick succession and it may take a while to recoup the losses. Surprisingly, it seems the Ethereum price pressure isn’t pushing the value down deeper at this point, which may indicate the real panic selling has yet to kick in. That would not be a favorable outcome, although one never knows how cryptocurrency traders and investors respond to market movements. 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 Ethereum Price Drops Below $140 Following Wicked 1-hour Candle appeared first on NullTX.

4 days ago

Hedge Fund Chairman Bill Miller Skeptical of ‘Overdone’ Ripple

Miller Value Partners (MVP) chairman & CIO Bill Miller has reiterated his faith in Bitcoin while publicly voicing suspicion about Ripple. Miller Consolidates Bitcoin Holdings Speaking to CNBC in an interview January 9, Miller, whose fund began buying up Bitcoin in 2014, said he had since “spun off” its Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash holdings into a separate fund. “We’ve retained about a ten percent weighting in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash together, and the other 90 percent is now in a separate fund,” he told the network. The partners can decide what to do; they can hold it, they can sell it, they can put the money back into the hedge fund - whatever they want. MVP’s average acquisition price per bitcoin 00 was just $350, Miller revealed. Despite 2018 becoming notoriously difficult for hedge funds, many have sought to wait out the ongoing bear market across cryptocurrencies in the hope of an influx of institutional activity in the coming year. That influx is set to kick off later sometime in early 2019 with the launch of Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt platform, which will initially offer physically-delivered Bitcoin futures. The company announced it had raised $182.5 million last week. Ripple ‘Overdone, Let’s Just Say’ Asked about interest in altcoins, meanwhile, Miller said that MVP “had not made up its mind” about offering other cryptoassets. Singling out Ripple (XRP) 00, the executive appeared mistrusting, questioning the transparency of the project and related company Ripple. “If you look at something like a Ripple, I think that’s way overdone, let’s just say,” he continued. The XRP thing doesn’t have to be used on the Ripple network; you can use other things... If you look on Coinmarketcap.com it says there are 38 billion of them but there’s actually around 100 billion because the company has retained 61 billion on their own balance sheet. Miller is far from alone in his skepticism of Ripple and XRP in particular. As Bitcoinist reported, both entities continue to attract criticism over their alleged relationship with one another and giant social media presence monitoring and tackling negative opinion. What do you think about Bill Miller’s views on Bitcoin and Ripple? Let us know in the comments below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock, CNBC The post Hedge Fund Chairman Bill Miller Skeptical of ‘Overdone’ Ripple appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

5 days ago

Extensive Holo Price Pump Starts to run out of Steam

There is no such thing as a standstill when it comes to cryptocurrencies and digital assets. In fact, it seems, things are heating up among specific altcoins, which will undoubtedly lead to some interesting speculative charts. For those users watching the Holo price, things are looking quite impressive right now, Solid gains across all departments show interest in this altcoin is picking up steam. Holo Price Trend Continues Over the past few days, there haven’t been too many cryptocurrencies, tokens, or assets which effectively noted a solid gain for more than a few hours. One notable exception is Holo, an altcoin which tends to rise in value rather regularly. Unlike its counterparts, however, this altcoin not only sustained its recent gains but kept on going higher in the process. That in itself is rather remarkable, under the current circumstances. Over the past 24 hours, there has been a notable Holo price increase across the board. Not only did the altcoin gain 15% in USD value, but its BTC and ETH values all rose in a very similar manner. As such, one HOT is currently priced at $0.000726, which means a further jump may be on the horizon. At the same time, a multi-day value increase is not something to support all that easily either. On social media, the current Holo price action has a lot of people excited for rather obvious reasons. Cryptunez is wondering if Holo can become the “next” Tron of Verge in terms of its branding, ticker awareness, low value, and high expectations. It is a possibility, but currencies should only derive value from technical advancements or real-world adoption, rather than FUD and rumors. Is $HOT the next $TRX / $XVG -Low sat-Sick ticker-High hopes-Quality FUD-Wild rumors — cryptunez (@cryptunez) January 8, 2019 Rahul Bijlaney is looking at Holo from a slightly different perspective. Unlike looking at things from a community point of view, this user is simply interested in making money. Such honesty is somewhat unusual where smaller-cap altcoins are concerned. The proposed price targets seem all pretty appealing as well, although hitting any of them will require a fair bit of work first and foremost. #HOLO (#HOT) safe buy is above 17Target 32, 47, 53, 63Stop is at 8#cryptocurrency #cryptotrading #altcoins #altcointrading #cryptotrading #CryptoCurrencies — Rahul Bijlaney (@RahulBijlaney) December 19, 2018 Last but not least, there is the tweet by Crypto Jay which seems to sum up the current Holo price action rather aptly. This user confirms Holo is currently going through a pump cycle which might not necessarily be based on any actual developments or use cases. That doesn’t mean there is no money to be made in the process, but it is always important to put current events in their correct perspective. Good morning to all my Holo believers !! Let get they day going and continue this hot pump !! #holo #holochain #positivevibes — Crypto_jay (@Cryptojay14) January 9, 2019 Based on the current market circumstances, one has to wonder if and when the Holo price surge will collapse. Although there is a fair bit of trading volume and plenty of “hopium” among holders, it is evident a correction will kick in sooner or later. No market will rise in value indefinitely, especially not where altcoins and assets are concerned. 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 Extensive Holo Price Pump Starts to run out of Steam appeared first on NullTX.

5 days ago

Altcoin Arbitrage Today: ETH, XMR, BTG, TRX, ADA, DOGE

As the new week has begun, the quest to make money with cryptocurrencies is still in full effect. It would appear there is some genuine interest in different markets, which ultimately leads to arbitrage opportunities. The following options will all yield respectable profits, assuming users can take advantage of them rather quickly. Monero (Bittrex / Bitfinex) It would appear a new Monero arbitrage opportunity presents itself every other day. Either users are not taking advantage of this gap or the price difference continues to establish itself time and time again. A solid 3.36% profit can be earned by buying XMR on Bittrex and moving money to Bitfinex throughout today. Bitcoin Gold (Koineks / Cex / Sistemkoin) A fair few different price gaps have come to the surface as far as Bitcoin Gold is concerned. This particular currency usually seems to introduce some price differences between trading platforms. Buying on Koineks, Cex, or Bitfinex and flipping BTG on Sistemkoin will yield an average profit of 3.3%. It is also possible to buy on CEX and sell on Bitfinex for a smaller 1.16% profit. Tron (Koineks / Binance / Bitfinex) It doesn’t happen all that often two completely different arbitrage opportunities for the same coin involve four unique exchanges. Today is certainly shaping up to be an interesting day in this regard. Buying TRX on Koineks lets users sell on Bitfinex for a 1.96% profit. There is also an option to buy on Binance and sell on Sistemkoin for a 1.17% gain. Both options are appealing in their own regard. Dogecoin (HitBTC / Gate / LiveCoin) Every time a Dogecoin arbitrage opportunity presents itself, there is some good reason to be cautiously optimistic. While there won’t be any spectacular gains to speak of, the potential for a 1.35% profit is still pretty interesting. Buying DOGE on either HitBTC or Gate and selling on Livecoin will do the trick for today. A solid option to make money, as there’s always a demand for Dogecoin. Cardano (Binance / Kraken) Although Cardano arbitrage opportunities have become somewhat rare in recent times, it would appear there is still a price gap between Binance and Kraken right now. This is the sole opportunity yielding the lowest profit per trade, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked by any means. A 0.75% profit is still a good way to kick off a new week. Ethereum (Any Exchange / EXMO / Livecoin) A ton of Ethereum price gaps are apparent when it comes to the EXMO and LiveCoin exchanges. More specifically, it would appear one can buy from virtually every single exchange to flip ETH on these two exchanges and score a profit. The average profit is close to 1.2%, depending on where one buys Ethereum from exactly. 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, XMR, BTG, TRX, ADA, DOGE appeared first on NullTX.

7 days ago

Opinion: Winklevoss Twins Spam NYC With Ads ‘Proving’ Their Superiority

The Winklevosses certainly aren’t just twiddling their thumbs whilst waiting for an SEC decision on their ETF. This week saw them shilling their Gemini cryptocurrency exchange by spamming New York City with ‘regulations are good’ adverts. Crypto Needs Rules... But Does It? The message that the adverts purportedly push, is that regulatory measures lead to a future cryptocurrency market without the chaos. Slogans such as ‘The Revolution Needs Rules’, ‘Money Has A Future’, and ‘Crypto Without Chaos’ have sprung up seemingly everywhere. So the twins think New York has been holding off ‘hodling’ because crypto is such a terrifyingly anarchic place. Selling ‘regulation’ as the antidote to such disorder will surely make New York overcome its fear of the cryptocurrency rollercoaster? Right? If Only There Were A Regulated... Oh, Hang On. As luck would have it, there is a regulated crypto exchange in New York and it belongs to the Winklevii. Most exchanges including the P2P LocalBitcoins platform ceased trading in the entire state following New York’s requirement for a BitLicense. But Gemini managed to snag themselves one of those back in 2015. In fact, they are still one of just a handful of companies to do so. So crypto-wary New Yorkers, who have been thus far put off by a lack of regulation in the market, now have their safe-space amid the ‘chaotic’ world of cryptocurrencies. You can even buy some regulated USD-pegged Gemini dollars and never worry about checking the price again! Unfortunately, if you’d still like to trade actual cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, regulations won’t really insulate you from getting ‘rekt’ - if you don’t know what you’re doing. Meanwhile, ‘non-regulated’ exchanges can kick rocks. You see, getting approved for a BitLicense in NYC is like getting a taxi cab medallion before Uber became a thing. The barrier to entry for the competition is simply too high. Fortunately for Gemini, this ensures a level playing field - but for Gemini and nobody else really. Finally, A Regulated Place To Buy, Sell, And Store Crypto Well, that’s the final nail in the coffin of non-regulated exchanges... although this guy still looks fairly non-plussed. Wait... What? Store? I take it they won’t be fans of Proof of keys? It seems that the Winkleshakers believe New Yorkers will be so impressed with their BitLicense that cryptocurrency holders will just flock to hand over their private keys. Right! That’s just a step too far. This ‘sanitization‘ of Bitcoin for selling to the masses goes against at least a few major reasons it was created: getting rid of middlemen. Namely, the government but also squeaky clean, white-teethed, all-American Suckerberg-victims who’ll have the ability to freeze your funds at a whim. But perhaps more importantly, running your own full node is the only way to ensure that your bitcoin follow the only rules that matter: the Bitcoin protocol. This makes it possible to transact without having to trust anyone, including the Winklevii, and the biggest reason why Bitcoin is so revolutionary. Don’t worry. Twitter agrees with me. Fixed it pic.twitter.com/Xatbxdo3vv — Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) January 5, 2019 [Disclaimer: This article represents the opinion of the author and doesn’t reflect the views of Bitcoinist.] Do you agree regulations are the antidote to crypto ‘chaos’? Share your thoughts below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Twitter The post Opinion: Winklevoss Twins Spam NYC With Ads ‘Proving’ Their Superiority appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

9 days ago

6 Crypto Projects That Had Damn Well Better Deliver in 2019

If there’s one thing the mainstream business media and their allies in banking managed to achieve in 2018, it was to throw shade on the entire blockchain industry. There’s no proven use-case. It’s a work-in-progress. It’s better-handled by IBM, Amazon, Facebook - the “grown-ups”. And the truth is, they have a point: even if it’s drowned out by their hyperbole. Our industry needs to deliver. And some projects can lead the way - or they can prove Bloomberg right. Ethereum has to show that it serves a purpose beyond crowdfunding. EOS has to prove that its billions serve to do more than make a few block producers rich. Unless dApps can proliferate (and actually gain users) we will face 2020 in the certain knowledge that the enterprise technology case is more powerful than the consumer case. And other projects, too, will help define whether cryptocurrency and blockchain thrive in 2019. Here’s a list - by no means exhaustive - of some of the projects with a lot to prove over the next year. Ethereum It’s do-or-die for Ethereum in 2019, with all eyes on the scalability of the network. The Ethereum community is cautiously optimistic about Constantinople, the upcoming hard fork which was mired in uncertainty for much of the last year. It’s also one that will (hopefully) begin the transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake consensus. The potential integration of Zcash’s zk-SNARKs would be icing on the cake, bolstering the network to 500 transactions per second without the need for Plasma. Meanwhile, competitors such as TRON and EOS are capitalizing on the uncertainty that has plagued the Ethereum network, bringing Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin to defend the development team’s roadmap. His reputation in the Ethereum community is also at stake in 2019, after previously declaring that the project could survive without him. There’s not much room for error now that the Jan. 16 date for Constantinople is out there. This hard fork could be the catalyst for lifting ETH’s price out of the trenches and retaking the No. 2 spot among the biggest cryptocurrencies. It is also the development that could silence the critics who seized the opportunity to kick Ethereum when it was down. DFINITY On January 4th, 2017, Dominic Williams - Chief Scientist of DFINITY - announced that “Code is Law” and outlined his proposal for a “sister network” to Ethereum that would resolve in 3-5 seconds. In February, Williams noted on Medium that “Our task with Copper is simple: avoid feature creep, and release a client that greatly increases the speed and capacity of the virtual computer produced and plus a functioning Blockchain Nervous System. We want to do this as quickly as possible and in a few months not years.” DFINITY enjoyed almost mythic status throughout much of 2017 as the project continued to bring in exceptional talent, and began to describe itself as “The Internet Computer.” In 2018, over two funding rounds led by industry goliaths Andreesen Horowitz and Polychain, DFINITY raised $195M. In December of 2018, DFINITY announced in a Medium post that “A full test network, including our unique software framework, algorithmic governance, and other features, will then be available (again, with the level of access provided still undecided) in late Q2, with a production version of the network following.” DFINITY is a gold star project in the decentralized world. It’s a project that has been in process since 2014 - and there may be nothing sinister at all about the fact that it’s still not showing the public much at all. However, time-to-market is surely a factor, even for the best-funded operations. With DFINITY now projecting out to the end of summer before illustrating an MVP, questions will surely be asked about the progress of the project that aims to be the ‘NASA for decentralization’. They certainly got that right. Boldly going where they’re going is proving to be a five-year mission - at best. Polymath The Polymath team must be licking their lips at their prospects for 2019. After raising $59 million on the back of a highly-unusual promise at the time - to focus on KYC, AML, and securities compliance - Polymath has watched from the sidelines as the SEC has knocked its primary competitor out of the game completely. The ICO model may return in some refined form, but for 2019 the attention of the crypto industry is firmly on the Security Token Offering (STO) and the need to comply with regulations and enforcement strategies that are becoming gradually clearer. The rise of the STO has been identified by many as the crowdfunding platform of the future - and Polymath seems well-placed to adopt the mantle of King. So if Polymath and its ST-20 token standard want to experience the kind of growth that Ethereum and its ERC-20 tokens did, on the back of their funding model, they need to prove that there is demand for digitized securities that extends far beyond a few thousand start-ups. Polymath believes there are trillions of dollars i

10 days ago

Binance Launchpad is Back: A New Era For ICOs?

To kick off the New Year, Binance announced that it would soon be launching new token fundraising each month through its Binance Launchpad platform. Binance Launchpad is an initiative that helps blockchain projects raise funds and gain access to a more extensive network of supporters throughout the crypto sphere. In addition to offering the option to fund the project by Binance’s ten million users, Binance also assists those blockchain projects by providing advice and mentorship. As you can imagine, this application process is highly selective. For each project, Binance goes through a rigorous review process to identify factors such as relatively mature-stage project development and readiness for large-scale adoption. Binance users can access each featured projects token by merely completing their Binance account verification (to ensure token offerings are being conducted only for users passed KYC). The current batch of projects that will be launched through Binance Launchpad are BitTorrent and Fetch.AI. GIFTO. A successful Launchpad story Could Launchpad help restore faith in the ICO model? Binance Launchpad has been around for a while and did feature some successful projects in late 2017, including Bread (wallet) and GIFTO. Ever since the bear market of 2018, Launchpad hasn’t promoted any new projects. The most apparent reasons are likely because of regulation affairs along with the bear market in general and especially among the dropping ICO market. If this were the case, then the resurgence of Launchpad and the upcoming BitTorrent and Fetch.AI announcements may be an indication that Binance is regaining its trust in the ICO fundraising option. The launching of new tokens via Launchpad looks as not only a bullish sign for the overall crypto market, but also a sign that some players in the crypto space still believe in the ICO model. Ultimately, based on the success and reputation of Binance, it seems like you won’t find a better filtering process for promising ICO projects than through Launchpad. Any blockchain project that manages to go through Binance’s rigorous review process and gain their approval most likely has potential and should be paid close attention to. As always, you have to do your research before going for any investment. The post Binance Launchpad is Back: A New Era For ICOs? appeared first on CryptoPotato.

10 days ago

Equity Fund CEO Shuns Bitcoin (BTC) In Favor of ‘Biscuits’, Basic Goods

Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency-If you thought the FUD towards cryptocurrency would take its time to emerge in the new year, think again. The CEO of investment house Gateway Partners, Viswanathan Shankar reports that he shying away from Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investments in 2019 in favor of pursuing more traditional investment strategies, including basic goods and services. In a report put forth on January 2 by Nikkei Asian Review, an Asia-based publication, Shankar expanded upon his philosophy for the direction of the fund, stating that his management group would focus on a less alluring investment strategy than one offered through the volatility of cryptocurrency, “We are for biscuits, not Bitcoins” Shankar further elaborated that his philosophy for investment would focus on “basic goods and services and the middle class;” a direction that would not include Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Shankar, who is the former director of Standard Chartered group, is reportedly leading the private equity company to ventures in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt with its first $757 million fund. Shankar has established a history of advising against cryptocurrency and crypto investing. Last year, the Gateway Partners CEO specifically pointed to cryptocurrency-in conjunction with Tesla and Argentina-as entities for investors and groups to steer clear of due to the veneer surrounding the assets clouding proper judgement. Shankar claimed that cryptocurrency exhibited “signs of irrational exuberance.” While Shankar’s advice would have proved fortuitous to investors who were able to miss the bulk of 2018’s bear cycle, one that saw token prices across the board fall more than 90 percent, he also cautioned investors to stay away from established companies. In addition to Tesla, Shankar advised against “BAT,” an acronym which is commonly used to denote Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holding-making crypto in rarefied air when investors consider the stocks Shankar recommends to avoid. News outside of Shankar’s prediction has been similarly FUD-laden for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, with outside analysts continuing to heap failure onto the industry. Venture capitalist Fred Wilson kicked off the New Year by stating that he did not believe cryptocurrency would provide an investor safe haven in 2019 with the American stock market continuing to look shaky. While some have posited that crypto could be the alternative to traditional securities in response to another recession, Wilson does not think a weakening economy will be enough to bring a bullish turn to the crypto markets, despite saying “there will be signs of life in crypto land in 2019.” Wilson goes on to cite problems brewing on the geopolitical landscape, such as a trade war looming between the United States and China, as contributing to market uncertainty and making investors distrustful of the startup sector, including the budding industry of crypto and blockchain. In the interim, coin prices have managed a slight rally since hitting their low point in November. While Bitcoin has failed to climb above $4000 in 2019, the currency has managed to exhibit some stability to kick off the new year. The post Equity Fund CEO Shuns Bitcoin (BTC) In Favor of ‘Biscuits’, Basic Goods appeared first on Ethereum World News.

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19 days ago

Cardano Price Gains 17% on the Road to $0.05

As there is still plenty of positivity in the cryptocurrency world right now, some markets have begun showing cracks in the facade. That is not abnormal, as the recent market surge has been rather compelling to watch for many different reasons. Cardano, one of the altcoins which people have high expectations for, is still trucking along. It seems an extended stay above $0.04 shouldn’t pose too many problems. Cardano Price Stays in the Green With all cryptocurrency markets still going through an extended bull period, the inevitable correction will kick in sooner or later. How steep that correction will be, is anybody’s guess at this point. Until that price correction takes place, however, there is a good chance further bullish momentum will materialize in the coming days. In the case of Cardano, things are looking pretty good following some significant gains. Over the past 24 hours, the Cardano price has gained nearly 15% in USD value. That pushes the price to $0.04 and change, which may very well become a new level of support for this altcoin moving forward. There is also a near 10% gain in the ADA/BTC ratio which should not be overlooked. It is pertinent for altcoins to note gains in BTC value while this uptrend remains in place. According to sources on Twitter, there are a few interesting Cardano-related developments taking place now and in the near future. First of all, the upcoming Japan Blockchain Conference will get some attention from Cardano contributors and enthusiasts. Getting the word out about projects like these will remain pertinent to secure long-term success for any blockchain or cryptocurrency venture. I’ll be giving a talk as well as Manning our booth with our wonderful team. Hope to see you #Cardano fans there! https://t.co/Z6KQW9rlFO — Ryan King 王明瑞 (@RyanKingTM) December 21, 2018 The most recent Daedalus upgrade has also been well received by most of the Cardano community members. Strong developments will always push the value of any cryptocurrency higher, rather than just seeking attention through hype and speculation. If there is no technology in place to back up earlier promises, projects will fall apart fairly quickly these days. So far, it seems Cardano is doing a lot of things right, which is a positive sign. I must say I feel quite empowered running a #Cardano node with the new #Daedalus. $ADA — il'crypto (@ilcrypto) December 21, 2018 Last but not least, it would appear there are a few interesting developments on the horizon for Cardano in 2019. The launch of different public testnets and one private testnet has been a very promising development first and foremost. Next year, the Shelley testnet and mainnet will be added to this growing list. Form a development point of view, this seems to confirm bigger and better things are waiting to happen in the Cardano ecosystem. On top of all our improvements to the mainnet, In just a single year, Cardano has launched 5 different public testnets (KEVM, IELE, Byron, Plutus, Marlowe) and one private testnet (Treasury). We'll be starting next year strong with the Shelley Testnet and Shelley Mainnet in Q1! pic.twitter.com/vTDSTtkwia — Sebastien Guillemot (@SebastienGllmt) December 21, 2018 All of these developments confirm the bull run is far from over, at least where Cardano is concerned. At the same time, the sustainability of this uptrend will mainly depend on how Bitcoin’s price evolves over the coming days and weeks. If that particular trend falls apart altogether, things will not look pretty for any of the altcoins either. However, there is no immediate sign of weakness or danger, thus the coming weekend may prove to be rather bullish when everything is said and done. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Cardano Price Gains 17% on the Road to $0.05 appeared first on NullTX.

25 days ago

Bitcoin Cash Price Gains 37% and Hits $165

When the overall cryptocurrency market momentum turns as uber bullish as it is right now, it appears all bets are off. The Bitcoin Cash price, for example, is pretty interesting to keep an eye on as of right now. Its value has hit $164 again and the BCH/BTC gains are quite substantial at this point. Bitcoin Cash Price Surge Keeps Going Throughout the year 2018, there hasn’t been a sustainable uptrend for any of the cryptocurrencies or digital asset son the market today. That is not entirely surprising, as late 2017 was a period which seemingly made no chance whatsoever. This correction was direly needed first and foremost and it seems the markets are finally done with the bearish pressure. There is still a good chance a new drop will kick in pretty soon, but for now, keeping spirits up is the top priority. If the Bitcoin Cash price is any real indication, things can get quite interesting moving forward. This particular altcoin, while often dismissed and “spat on” by Bitcoin holders, is going through its own proverbial Renaissance. A solid 36% increase in USD value and a 29% gain in BCH/BTC only confirm this trend has a lot of momentum. It has also been a while since BCH last generated $813m in 24-hour trading volume as well. When looking on social media, it seems there are some interesting discussions pertaining to Bitcoin Cash. Now that Coinbase has introduced Coinbase Earn, there are community members who feel this functionality should be expanded to include BCH as well. Rewarding users for learning more about cryptocurrency shouldn’t necessarily be done through just Bitcoin, although it remains unclear if BCH would be a feasible option. This is awesome. Love to see it done for #BCH as well especially when it is so easy to demonstrate its instant transfer feature with micro amounts@BitcoinCom @rogerkver @JihanWu https://t.co/50O6iwTa95 — Keshav R Narla (@imkeshav) December 20, 2018 Another interesting discussion is taking place as to whether or not the “hash war’ has finally been decided upon. There is a case to be made in this regard, as it seems Bitcoin Cash is now firmly pulling ahead of Bitcoin SV in terms of market cap. That situation can continue to change over time, but for now, it remains to be seen if SV can mount a successful comeback in this regard. When looking at the BCH price chart from a technical perspective, it would appear there is an interesting shift taking place. This most recent uptrend has taken a lot of people by surprise first and foremost. So many green candles in quick succession usually doesn’t bode well for the long term, although there is nothing to be concerned about just yet due to the high trading volume. おービットコインキャッシュが0.04超えた!これは面白くなりそう。#BCH #BCHABC #ビットコインキャッシュ pic.twitter.com/IX9H8gs43S — Rui Yoshida (@ruyvell) December 20, 2018 As long as the Bitcoin Cash price can remain above $150, the weekend should look very promising. If this level were to fail due to some unforeseen circumstance, there is a good chance most of the recent gains will be wiped out altogether. For now, the USD and BTC gains remain firmly in place and a push to $175 is not entirely unlikely either. This all makes for a very intriguing market, although no one knows how the ride will end. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Bitcoin Cash Price Gains 37% and Hits $165 appeared first on NullTX.

25 days ago

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Agrees America to Have New Financial System on Blockchain

Ripple CEO Brad Garlighouse is often vocal about connecting banks with the blockchain solutions. In his latest tweet, he mentioned how crucial Blockchian technology for commerce is. He confidently asserted to the NewYork Post, writing that ‘Blockchain technology could prove to be as important to commerce as email and text messaging were to communications’ intending the financial system if built with blockchain will help connect global people to access banking services. “Blockchain...could prove to be as important to commerce as email and text messaging were to communications. New financial systems built on it could help connect people around the world who lack access to traditional banking services.” https://t.co/mHeXiSRLaQ — Brad Garlinghouse (@bgarlinghouse) December 19, 2018 However, a day back when Twitter enthusiasts were busy talking about the usage of xRapid and the regulatory stance on XRP as a security, they did mentioned Brad to speak on the matter. However, his latest tweet is quite remarking the point. Digital Currency Reserve For America and Financial Revolutions He pointed the post that described ‘digital financial revolutions’ would result in ‘significant opportunities for employment and economic development. It is quite interesting to note that the article was posted on The New York Times which was enclosed by Brian Brooks, the chief legal officer of Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange. The article which was entitled ‘America Could Lead the Transition to a Digital Currency Reserve” mainly focused on the declining value of US dollar as the ‘world’s reserve currency’ which paved the ways for the ‘creation of Digital Reserve Currency’. Brian in his post encouraged developers of crypto projects by relating to the entrepreneurs. It notes that; These innovations could be leveraged by developers in much the same way as entrepreneurs built web services on the internet — from eBay to Facebook — with the same enormous impact on the American economy. As coingape reported that most central banks are issuing their own digital currencies including China, Swedan, Brain notes America to kick start with the research paper to adopt cryptocurrency mechanism. And if it does, it could ultimately build dominant cryptocurrency technologies that become the backbone of the 21st Century financial system., the statement reads. This development would widely used in a scenario where America would experience a major fluctuations in financial industry. Moreover, it would help farmer to deal with foreign clients in terms of cryptocurrency rather than in friction of foreign exchange. And its development agencies, like U.S.A.I.D., could “airdrop” cryptocurrencies to hard-hit regions of the world that lack access to banking infrastructure. The post Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse Agrees America to Have New Financial System on Blockchain appeared first on Coingape.

a month ago

Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec 19: BTC Explodes, Is This Trend Change?

Bitcoin price traded higher and broke the $3,350 and $3,585 resistance levels against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is likely to climb further towards $3,988 where sellers may emerge. Important Points: Bitcoin price climbed higher sharply and broke the $3,585 resistance zone. BTC is following a steep bullish trend line with support at $3,700 on the 2-hours chart. The price may continue to rise towards the $3,988 resistance area in the near term. Bitcoin Price Analysis In the last analysis, we discussed that bitcoin price could be eyeing a short-term reversal above the $3,350 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC/USD did move higher and broke the $3,350 and the $3,585 barrier to move into a bullish zone. The 2-hours chart indicates that the price started a solid bullish move from the $3,154 low and climbed above the $3,350 pivot area. There was a break above a key bearish trend line and the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $3,669 high to $3,154 low. Chart Source by TradingView, Binance More importantly, the price settled above the $3,585 resistance and the 100 simple moving average (2-hours). It opened the doors for more gains and the price climbed above the $3,669 high. At the outset, the price is trading near the 1.236 Fib extension level of the last drop from the $3,669 high to $3,154 low. It seems like the price may continue to move higher towards the $3,988 level, which is the 1.618 Fib extension level of the same drop. If there is a downside correction, the price might find bids near a steep bullish trend line with support at $3,700 on the same chart. A break below the trend line support may kick start an extended downside correction towards the $3,585 level, which was a resistance earlier and now it could hold losses. Overall, bitcoin price jumped into a bullish zone above $3,700 with a lot of strength. However, BTC must surpass the $3,988 and $4,000 resistance levels to extend gains and remain in a nice uptrend in the coming days. The post Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec 19: BTC Explodes, Is This Trend Change? appeared first on Coingape.

a month ago

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a month ago

IOTA Price on Par to Hit $0.3 if Bulls Remain in Control

It has been a rather interesting start to the week for all cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Very strong gains were noted when Sunday afternoon transitioned into Monday morning. That positive momentum is still in place nearly 48 hours later. The IOTA price, for example, has seen a very notable uptrend ever since. A market reversal seems imminent, although there is still a lot of bearish pressure. IOTA Price Uptrend Continues Whenever any financial asset starts to gain value for several days in a row, there is some room for concern. More specifically, no market can go up in value indefinitely and a correction will always kick in sooner or later. This week may not necessarily be any different, primarily because there have been several hourly charts which looked extremely weak. IOTA is, until proven otherwise, no exception whatsoever. Although the 24-hour chart still looks good, the current gains may go through a small correction of their own. There is still a 13.5% increase in USD value and 7.3% improvement in the MIOTA/BTC ratio. The current IOTA price of $0.29 is relatively high, especially when considering how the altcoin was on the verge of dropping below $0.2 not that long ago. A near 50% increase in value will not go by unpunished, although it mainly depends on what happens to Bitcoin over the coming days. Behind the scenes of IOTA, a few interesting things have begun taking shape all of a sudden. First of all, there is a new partnership between IOTA and eCl@ss to standardize the industrial Internet of Things. This is another pretty big partnership for the cryptocurrency and blockchain project, a sit fortifies its position in the IoT industry as more time progresses. @eClassStandard: Partnership to help #IOTA become standard data protocol for the Industrial Internet of Things (#IIoT).https://t.co/4S5TDduHZJ pic.twitter.com/78ujQ4yckf — CriptoCanarias (@CriptoCanarias) December 19, 2018 The second major development comes in the form of IOTA Hub. It is a new solution which primarily focuses on simplifying token management for IOTA-based services. It seems this can be a viable tool for exchanges looking to add IOTA to their platform at some point in the future. Tools like these can have a major impact on the cryptocurrency ecosystem as a whole. #IOTA Hub makes integrating IOTA simple for any kind of service provider. Using Hub, an exchange can be ready to support IOTA in weeks rather than months, just by connecting Hub to their existing trading platform. pic.twitter.com/qJnN2ciYad — IOTA News (@iotatokennews) December 19, 2018 Based on the current market conditions, it would almost seem as if IOTA is getting a lot of love right now. This most recent price trend is quite spectacular to behold, primarily because the year 2018 has been overwhelmingly negative in many different ways. Although this has all of the signs of a massive market recovery, it would appear that is not necessarily the case. There is a very likely chance this is all a temporary rebound, albeit one can only hope for the best. Seen the low at #IOTA!? #IOTAstrong #IOTALove pic.twitter.com/s3zm2jlPGw — Philip Leinsle (@PLeinsle) December 19, 2018 As promising as things may look for this particular altcoin right now, a drop to $0.25 is not entirely out of the question by any means. The overall trading volume is very low for this particular market, as just $17.4m is anything but impressive. Even so, things can still turn around when people least expect it, as these markets remain unpredictable first and foremost. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post IOTA Price on Par to Hit $0.3 if Bulls Remain in Control appeared first on NullTX.

a month ago

Bitcoin surges to nearly $3800 USD after a dry spell; could this mean a rally?

It’s heading towards the festive season and it seems that Bitcoin might be offering a green present. Or at least, that’s how it looks at the moment. Hitting $3700 USD figures following a dry spell of around $3200 USD, it seems as though an upward trajectory might be on the horizon. Naturally, other token is following in the wake of the spike and there are signs of increase throughout. With a sea of green in both major tokens and altcoins, the rally is market-wide. Ripple’s XRP has an increase of 9.02% at the time of press and Ethereum is also surging in a spike of 8.93% in day-on-day trading. Fundstrat CEO Tom Lee did predict, and stands by his bullish approach, that Bitcoin would be hitting $15,000 USD by the end of 2018. This, albeit not even nearly enough for celebrations yet, is the right direction for the Bitcoin advocate to be correct. Although one should always be cautious and cryptocurrency is volatile at best, this provides traders, investors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts with a shimmer of hope just before the holidays kick in. The post Bitcoin surges to nearly $3800 USD after a dry spell; could this mean a rally? appeared first on Coin Insider.

a month ago

Pump and Dump? What is the force behind the massive eruption in bullish trends since the past two days?

“what is this bullsh*t? suddenly there is green coming up all across the board”; these were the words of a cryptocurrency trader sometime yesterday. Upon seeing the cryptocurrency market light up in green, it seemed almost impossible to most traders that a bull run might just be emerging. With anger in each tweet, these traders expressed their disappointment towards the state of unexpectedness with which the market exploded with gains throughout yesterday. “I’m not convinced. Nice breakout, but little follow through.” one user replied. “It’ll be gone tomorrow don’t worry,” said another. However, 18 hours later, until the moment of writing this article, the cryptocurrency market is still glowing in green lights, hitting as much as 85 of all the top 100 cryptocurrencies according to coinmarketcap rankings, and leaving them with gains from as low as 5% to as high as 20%. The last 24hrs up until this moment has created room for tokens and coins to add up on market value, some like EOS has even taken the opportunity to kick up to three high performing tokens underneath the table and snatch their positions. While it may seem that this is all of the miracles that traders were anticipating, traders are longing to get to the root of what it is, that is behind this astonishing bull run. Pump and Dump? The first thing users have speculated is the possibility of a pump and dump which is very common with the crypto community. Seeing that BTC went from a trading volume of $3.74 billion to $5.90 billion and a spike in trading price that pulled it out of its newest yearly all-time low of $3191.30 all in the last two days, traders are suggesting that new money may have found its way through the market space, leading to a “bullish manipulation”. Although traders cannot pinpoint where this manipulation stems from, statistics have shown that adaptation of Altcoins such as XRP has been on the rise, with more and more trading pairs fueling the increase in trading volume. And while the bull run might be a short one, traders are urging themselves to stay put for at least the next 24hrs to see if the usual surfacing of red lights will once again envelope the market. The post Pump and Dump? What is the force behind the massive eruption in bullish trends since the past two days? appeared first on ZyCrypto.

a month ago

Conference Call on the 0x Fork and the Hydro Protocol with DDEX

Join Global Coin Research editor-in-chief Joyce Yang and Tian Li, co-founder and CEO of DDEX, to discuss the 0x fork and the Hydro Protocol.Last Friday, the team behind DDEX and the Hydro Protocol, announced that they would be forking the 0x protocol and releasing their own implementation. DDEX is the largest relayer in the 0x ecosystem by volume, and accounts for over 33% of the total volume of trades each month. This event is particularly worth paying attention to because it is one of the first times we are seeing a Layer 2 project having its token forked. After the DDEX team made their announcement, the 0x team shared a response to the fork. Will this be a significant challenge, mutually beneficial, or just a bunch of noise? We will try to determine by the end of this conference call. Details Date: Thursday, December 20th, 2018Time: 4pm PT - 4:45pm PT / 7:00pm ET - 7:45pm ETLocation: Conference CallHost: Joyce Yang, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Global Coin Research and Tian Li, co-founder and CEO of DDEXFormat: Tian will kick off by discussing the fork and Hydro, and we’ll leave 25 minutes for questions from the audienceHow: Subscribe and become a member for just $5 a month, and receive dial-in details 30 minutes before the callWe will take your questions, and we’ll touch on the following topics and more: Why DDEX decided to fork 0x - was this necessary?The new Hydro protocol and the HOT token - where is this going?DDEX team’s thoughts the ZRX token, and on the topic of governance, one of the key value propositions of the ZRX tokenThe future relationship between 0x and Hydro and outlook on 2019 We discussed DDEX with cofounder Bowen Wang last months in a podcast where we talked about 0x, DEXes, regulatory environment in China and more. Premium subscribers can get direct access to the transcript here. To learn more about the fork, check out some readings here from Trenton’s analysis, and dydx founder’s tweet thread on 0x. Dial-in details will be sent approximately 30 minutes before the call. This call is exclusive to subscribers (access to the call is non-transferable).

a month ago

Coming Up: Conference Call on the 0x Fork and the Hydro Protocol with DDEX

Join Global Coin Research editor-in-chief Joyce Yang and Tian Li, co-founder and CEO of DDEX, to discuss the 0x fork and the Hydro Protocol.Last Friday, the team behind DDEX and the Hydro Protocol, announced that they would be forking the 0x protocol and releasing their own implementation. DDEX is the largest relayer in the 0x ecosystem by volume, and accounts for over 33% of the total volume of trades each month. This event is particularly worth paying attention to because it is one of the first times we are seeing a Layer 2 project having its token forked. After the DDEX team made their announcement, the 0x team shared a response to the fork. Will this be a significant challenge, mutually beneficial, or just a bunch of noise? We will try to determine by the end of this conference call. Details Date: Thursday, December 20th, 2018Time: 4pm PT - 4:45pm PT / 7:00pm ET - 7:45pm ETLocation: Conference CallHost: Joyce Yang, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Global Coin Research and Tian Li, co-founder and CEO of DDEXFormat: Tian will kick off by discussing the fork and Hydro, and we’ll leave 25 minutes for questions from the audienceHow: Subscribe and become a member for just $5 a month, and receive dial-in details 30 minutes before the callWe will take your questions, and we’ll touch on the following topics and more: Why DDEX decided to fork 0x - was this necessary?The new Hydro protocol and the HOT token - where is this going?DDEX team’s thoughts the ZRX token, and on the topic of governance, one of the key value propositions of the ZRX tokenThe future relationship between 0x and Hydro and outlook on 2019 We discussed DDEX with cofounder Bowen Wang last months in a podcast where we talked about 0x, DEXes, regulatory environment in China and more. Premium subscribers can get direct access to the transcript here. To learn more about the fork, check out some readings here from Trenton’s analysis, and dydx founder’s tweet thread on 0x. Dial-in details will be sent approximately 30 minutes before the call. This call is exclusive to subscribers (access to the call is non-transferable).

a month ago

Executive Blockchain Advisor

It’s been one year now since bitcoin achieved an outstanding all-time high of $20,155 per coin and today it seems we’re testing new lows of $3,122, a total drop of 84.5%. This massive slide in value may seem unprecedented but in fact, retracements of this magnitude have happened no less than four times in Bitcoin’s short history. To get a better understanding of Bitcoin’s price cycles please see this article that I wrote for Global Banking & Finance Review. Because cryptoassets are such a new concept, we are still finding ways to figure out what the value of them should be. All assets in every market go through price discovery, but due to the rapid growth of the crypto industry, this process of price discovery is currently on steroids. What does confuse me about market cycles, in every market, is the way that sentiment shifts to such extremes that traders end up preferring to buy when prices are high and to sell when prices are low when in fact they should be doing the exact opposite. @MatiGreenspan eToro, Senior Market Analyst Today’s Highlights Bank Led Selling Shut It Down Bitcoin Advisor to the President Please note: All data, figures & graphs are valid as of December 17th. All trading carries risk. Only risk capital you can afford to lose. Traditional Markets Stocks fell further on Friday with things turning downright ugly by the end of the day. There didn’t seem to be any specific catalyst or news story driving the sell-off, just more of the same backdrop that we’ve been talking about for months already. One thing that did stand out on Friday though was that the banking sector was sold off more relentlessly than the rest of the markets as depicted in this graph from Bloomberg. Also, it’s clear by now that US Stock markets are generally under more pressure than their global counterparts so far this month. It makes sense too. The US seem to be the ones leading the whole monetary tightening trend, followed closely by the European Union. We already heard from the ECB last week, which announced that it will be halting its QE purchases starting next year. This Wednesday we’ll hear from the Fed, which is expected to raise interest rates by a quarter point. Shut Er Down The US Government has until the end of this week to agree on a budget, and it does seem like they have their work cut out for them. Donald Trump is trying his best to include provisions to build a wall on the Mexican border but the Democrats are opposing this firmly. If they don’t come to an agreement, we could very well see another government shutdown. Meaning, that the US stops paying its debts until further notice. This has happened no less than 20 times since 1976 and usually doesn’t last for more than a few days, but nevertheless remains a scary concept. The feeling at the moment is that there will be a last minute temporary patch that will kick the can into early next year but we’ll see how this plays out. As far as the markets are concerned these type of events only add to the uncertainty. Blockchain Advisor Blockchain advocates have been celebrating the latest appointment to the White House Cabinet. Mick Mulvaney is a well-known supporter of bitcoin and digital assets and his promotion to White House Chief of Staff is definitely a big win for the community. Mulvaney has not only been on record as supportive of digital assets but has even championed two separate bills designed to hasten their adoption. However, the celebration may be a bit overdone. President Trump literally became famous for his catchphrase “you’re fired” and it seems his cabinet is no exception to this. Here’s a website that tracks some of the high profile departures and as you can see there have been quite a few. It seems Mulvaney is no exception either and has already started his term on shaky ground. The top news story circulating this morning is a video in which Mulvaney called Trump a “terrible human being” during the 2016 elections. Of course, efforts are already being made to smooth things over and we wish Mick the best of luck in his endeavors to promote positive blockchain legislation from his new position. In any case, looks like we’ve got a nice surge in the crypto markets in the last few minutes. Looking forward to seeing where this is headed. Have an amazing week ahead!!! 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 thi

a month ago

Litecoin [LTC] bounces above 10.5% in one hour; Lightning Network to credit?

The cryptocurrency market has turned green is moving toward a hopeful bull-run wherein Litecoin [LTC], the seventh largest coin by market cap has finally gained momentum and broke out above 10.5% today. At the time of writing, the coin was trading at a relatively bullish price of $26.06 with a market cap of $1.55 billion. The 24-hour trading volume was recorded at $353.4. The investment sentiment has clearly risen for Litecoin. One of the strongest speculations for the price hike is the announcement by CoinGate that hinted toward the deployment of the much-awaited Lightning Network. Here, Charlie Lee, the creator of LTC also retweeted the post on Twitter. Recent post by Charlie Lee | Source: Twitter After breaching multiple supports in the 1-hour candlestick, the support level finally settled at $22.4, post which the coin started to pump up with all enthusiasm. LTC hike in 1-hour price candles | Source: tradingview At the beginning of the 24-hour cycle, LTC was trading at a depreciated price of $23.5 where its market cap was equivalent to $1.4 billion. Throughout the day, the price remained silent and stable until it made a sudden stride and reached $26 where a million dollar was added to its market cap, making a total of $1.5 billion. However, LTC has yet not touched its week-peak, which was achieved earlier in the week at $26.9 with a market cap of $1.6 billion. The lowest of the week for the cryptocurrency was when it was trading at as low as $22.9. Prashant Sharma, a cryptocurrency and blockchain space enthusiast, on the news of Lightning Network announcement, commented: “Buy your Litecoins back and kick start the bull run :D” Another Twitter handle called Litecoin Bull also wrote: “if you are trying to put a BIG BUBBLY bulge in the front of my jeans, charlie, you are surely succeeding..” The post Litecoin [LTC] bounces above 10.5% in one hour; Lightning Network to credit? appeared first on AMBCrypto.

a month ago

Litecoin Beats Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV to 7th Position as Charlie Lee Predicted

Back in February, Litecoin creator, Charlie Lee predicted that Litecoin will flip the Bitcoin Cash and it has finally happened. Meanwhile, Litecoin adoption is going to take a huge boost as the addition on the CoinGate platform will make it available to over 1000 merchants. Litecoin in Action Litecoin has gone ahead and beat the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (SV) to the 7th position. With a market cap of $1.4 billion, the 7th largest cryptocurrency is currently trading at $23.83 with 24 hours gains of 0.87 percent. It is currently managing the daily trading volume of $320 million. Source, Coinmarketcap A week back, Litecoin has been on the 9th position below BCH, BSV, and EOS. However, LTC has beaten all these cryptos as Litecoin creator Charlie Lee has predicted. Back in February, this year, Lee has Tweeted, People are excited with this flappening as one Litecoin enthusiast shared this interesting Tweet, Litecoin: $1,343,900,000.00 Bitcoin Cash: $1,400,643,926.00 🔥Flappening: 96%🔥 to celebrate the inevitable here is a gif @SatoshiLite @DaddyCool1991@cryptolili @I_Make_Lemonade@NickSzabo4 @iamjosephyoung @bensemchee @codeyvargas_ @Excellion @APompliano @cryptorecruitr @rallyqt pic.twitter.com/U9FmTbm3XO — johnkim⚡️Chief Evangelist 🌎 #IgnitetheFireLTC🔥 (@johnkim77) December 14, 2018 Bitcoin maximalist, WhalePanda also congratulated Charlie Lee on this flappening, In the past one month, Litecoin has dropped from $43 to the $22 in tandem with Bitcoin and just like the majority of the crypto market. At the moment, Litecoin is down more than 93 percent from its all-time high. Source, Coinmarketcap Apart from seeing action in the market, Litecoin adoption is also going to get a swift kick as Charlie Lee shared, “Even Litecoin will soon have more than 1000 merchants accepting LN payments! Thanks CoinGatecom!” CoinGate recently announced that Litecoin will be soon live on its platform, @litecoin community, we bear some exciting news! Our #Litecoin #LightningNetwork is ready to be deployed and will soon be live on CoinGate! Keep up with the news as we’re getting closer! Here’s a little sneak peek @LTCFoundation @SatoshiLite @starkness! pic.twitter.com/QahcnFlYc5 — CoinGate (@CoinGatecom) December 13, 2018 The post Litecoin Beats Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV to 7th Position as Charlie Lee Predicted appeared first on Coingape.

a month ago

Quoine Chief: Nobody Knows Where The Bitcoin Bottom Is

During a recent interview with Bloomberg, Mike Kayamori, CEO of a fin-tech company called Quoine, believes the BTC bottom is looming, noting Bitcoin Network’s rapidly dropping hashrate. Besides, he claimed that cryptocurrency market could kick into gear in 2019 with the arrival of Bakkt, Fidelity Digital Asset Services, along with a multitude of other retail and institutional investor-focused products. At the time of writing, BTC has found itself at $3,755, down 4.0% in the past 24 hours. (RL)

a month ago

ICON Foundation Announces Its New Accelerator Initiative in Singapore

The ICON Foundation recently announced a new accelerator initiative with TRIVE Ventures and PwC Singapore’s Venture Hub. The Tribe Accelerator (TRIBE) will also be the first blockchain accelerator backed by Enterprise Singapore, the leading government agency dedicated to startups. Helping Later-stage Blockchain Companies The TRIBE accelerator will be primarily supporting later-stage blockchain companies in Asia, helping to drive mass adoption of blockchain technology through real use cases. The program will open twice in a year, each for six months. The startups enrolled with the program will be provided “comprehensive support from business consultancy to technology advisory.” In addition to this: “TRIBE will function as a platform where enterprise partners and government agencies can collaborate and create synergies for blockchain projects coming onboard.” ICON’s Singapore Launchpad ICON will operate the Singapore Launchpad through TRIBE. It will follow in the footsteps of ICX Station launchpads in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Seoul. ICON wrote: “We truly believe TRIBE will play an important role as a gateway for new startups to utilize ICON’s technology to pursue the disruptive potential of blockchain technology.” ICON and TRIVE Ventures collaborated previously in May when ICON helped in co-developing blockchain courses for TRIVE’s programming schools - Coder School Vietnam and Upcode Academy Singapore. This time, ICON will be the technical partner in the new venture, helping startups transform blockchain-based ideas into real-world products. TRIBE’s aim is to help generate more public awareness of the relevance and advantages of blockchain technology which could be realized through backend digital solutions and decentralized applications. The first batch of the program is expected to start with eight startups. The venture will officially kick off in the first quarter of 2019, followed by a global demo tour of Japan, South Korea, and Singapore for the incubated startups. This tour will help startups with testing their solutions in real markets and learning best practices. ICON Foundation Announces Its New Accelerator Initiative in Singapore was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

a month ago

Bitcoin Reclaims $4,000 as Expert Claims It Will Surpass $20,000 by End of 2019

Bitcoin has fought to trade above $4,000 in December and for the most part, it has succeeded. However, the very crucial support level was breached yesterday as the currency lost 5 percent to drop to $3,830. However, it has since recovered to trade above $4,000. The support level seems quite fragile and at press time, the currency was trading at $4,023, up 3.1 percent in the past 24 hours. The currency will however surpass its all-time high by the end of next year according to the CEO of Japanese crypto trading platform Quoine. One Predicts $20,000, Another Predicts 0 Bitcoin kicked off December by reclaiming the $4,000 level and in the first four days, the price has hovered around this level. Having hit as high as $4,310, it dropped to just above $3,800, down $300 in a few hours. This was a source of concern for many, especially since there have been several predictions that Bitcoin is yet to hit bottom and could go further lower. However, the currency bounced back and at press time, it was trading at $4,023 according to data from coinmarketcap.com. On the top 6 markets, Bitcoin was trading below $4,000 which is a source of concern. The six include BitMEX, CoinBene, Binance and OKEx and together, they account for 40 percent of the total daily trading volume. HitBTC and Cryptonex had the highest prices at $4,111 and $4,176 respectively. Bitcoin will hit and surpass its all-time high in 2019, the CEO of Quoine stated. Mike Kayamori, who heads the Japanese crypto exchange, stated that he believes that in the new year, the currency will bounce back despite hitting a 14-month low just a fortnight ago. Speaking during an interview with Bloomberg, Kayamori stated that he believes that the currency will reap from the efforts in regulation and institutional investment in 2019. While 2019 will be a good year for the digital currencies industry, the market is very unpredictable in the short term. A lot of people said $4,000 was probably the technical bottom, but obviously it went through that. So, the truth is nobody knows. That said, when you look at the history and how things are going, I think the bottom is near. Kayamori admitted that the plunge in prices in November, which was Bitcoin’s worst in seven years, caught him by surprise. As with many other stakeholders in the industry, he expected a bull run to kick off in November and push through to December. Looking at the current market movements, he believes that in the short term, the market lacks catalysts to push it higher and it could end the year around $4,000. Quoine has been operating a crypto-only exchange but recently delved into crypto-fiat listings as the regulatory environment in Japan improved. To do so, the exchange rebranded to Liquid which in the past 24 hours accounted for the sixth-highest Bitcoin daily trading volume. While Kayamori believes Bitcoin will hit its all-time high again next year, another financial expert is of a completely different thought. According to Atuyla Sarin, a financial expert who lectures at Santa Clara University, Bitcoin is close to becoming worthless. In an op-ed published on MarketWatch, Sarin stated that he believes that Bitcoin is now entering a death spiral and that it will experience a “swift and painful drop to zero.” The post Bitcoin Reclaims $4,000 as Expert Claims It Will Surpass $20,000 by End of 2019 appeared first on NullTX.

a month ago

OceanEx: The VeChainThor (VET) Centered Exchange Is Now Live

The cryptocurrency communities of both VeChainThor (VET) and OceanEx (OCE) have something to celebrate as we usher in the last month of 2018. The reason for this celebration is that only yesterday, November 30th, the Beta version of the OceanEx exchange went live. The announcement was made via the following tweet by the team at OceanEx. To all VeChain & OceanEx community: OceanEx 1.0 (Beta) is NOW on live! Enjoy trading! Please check the detailed information here: https://t.co/3ojPTbRmp7 — OceanEx Official (@OceanexOfficial) November 30, 2018 Dubbed version 1.0 or simply Beta, the exchange has listed Bitcoin (BTC), Etheruem (ETH), VeChainThor (VET), VeChainThor Token (VTHO) and Tether (USDT). The trading pairs currently available are as follows: BTC/USDT ETH/USDT VET/USDT ETH/BTC VET/BTC VET/ETH VTHO/VET The deposit function on the exchange is currently available with the team promising to update on when users can start using the withdrawal function. OceanEx ‘Early Voyagers Plan’ to Reward the Community To kick off trading at the exchange, OceanEx has unveiled what is known as the Early Voyagers Plan to give back to the community for their support through the journey of developing the platform. The first part of the plan will commence immediately and will run till the 13th of December. Known as the Beach Landing, it is further categorized into two as follows: Early Voyager’s Treasure Chest (5,000 OCE per box with 15 Million OCE available) - Users need to have registered an account before the launch and deposit 100,000 VET to last through December 13th (no withdrawals) Freshman’s Treasure Chests (8,000 OCE per box with 15 Million OCE available) - users can register a new account, deposit 100,000 VET with no withdrawals. There is also the requirement to complete user verification (KYC) The second part of the plan also runs till the 13th of December and is known as the Lucky Chest of VET Deposits. Every 24 hours, the first 5 voyagers (traders) who meet the following requirements will be awarded a Lucky chest worth 10,000 OCE Deposit at least 50,000 VET per time The last TxID number of this deposit is 7 Existing Roadmap for OceanEx The team at OceanEx had earlier given the following precise roadmap for the exchange. OceanEx CryptoCup [Alpha Test] goes live (1st week of November) OceanEx 1.0 (Beta) goes live and covers full trading function (November) OceanEx 2.0 goes live (Q1 2019) Therefore, the first quarter of 2019 is when the exchange will probably launch new features and launch additional coins and tokens on the platform. Possible Impact On the Value of VET and OCE As more tokens for blockchain projects are created on the VeChainThor paltform, OceanEx will become the choice platform where they will be listed. This in turn means that VET and OCE will slowly but surely become the preferred base currencies on the exchange alongside the regular base currencies of BTC, ETH and USDT. Such exposure for VET and OCE with the accompanying trade volumes, will most likely impact the values of the digital assets in a positive way. What are your thoughts about the OceanEx exchange going live? Do you think it will be a game changer for VET? 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 OceanEx: The VeChainThor (VET) Centered Exchange Is Now Live appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Paul Donovan Blasts at Bitcoin Again, says, “Bitcoin is Bubble, While Blockchain is Different”

Image source: Executives magazine In a race where many economists view bitcoin as a bubble, UBS executive, Paul Donovan join the rally blasting Bitcoin again. In a recent interview with CNBC, Donovan talked about bitcoin and the recent wave across crypto market which he calls “not healthy”. Looking at his latest blog post, entitled “I come to bury Bitcoin, not to praise it”, began claiming cryptocurrency as a bubble, “may be in its death throes”, Anthony Pompliano took twitter stating; I think Paul Donovan is paid by a bank to pump an anti-Bitcoin rhetoric. Good luck to them! — Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) November 30, 2018 While Bitcoin is Bubble, Blockchain is a different - Donovan UBS Chief Economist has recently written a blog post blasting on Bitcoin and also join CNBC’s fast money interview to talk about the same. He said Bitcoin “an evil bubble” and will never be a currency. The article claimed that the crypto designers are good at Bitcoin but appear to be poor at economics. He pointed out that the real value of a currency comes “aligning demand and supply”. The underlying technology of blockchain, the distributed ledger system - that’s different. He went on pointing, “There’s an economic proposition there; again, there’s a certain amount of hype around it, but to go from that to ‘Bitcoin is going to replace the dollar’ is quite a leap.” Donovan as Bitcoin cynic wrote that; “I think anyone with a high school education in economics has been a Bitcoin skeptic right from the start,” adding, “These things were never going to be currencies, they’re not going to be currencies at any point in the future; they’re fatally flawed.” Crypto enthusiasts react Donovan’s Claim Following his claim, Twitter enthusiast went on denying and reacted assertively over the claim ahhaahahhahaahhahah fool — Faysal Ramses (@RamsesFaysal) November 30, 2018 It's time to bury $UBS. The firm behind the bold call is down 41% in a golden bull market. How embarrassing. I can't even fathom how they performed so poorly. SAD pic.twitter.com/gTpMbMV2iM — The Crypto Dog📈 (@TheCryptoDog) November 30, 2018 I get such a kick out of the arrogance that these people speak with. Show me how perfect your economic system is and how well a bank like UBS operates. https://t.co/lJ0kdtM6di — Trajan (@trajanmex) November 30, 2018 In addition, closely looking at the coinmarketcap, Bitcoin was trading at $4005 with market cap $69,697,967,302. XRP holds second position and Stellar overtaking Bitcoin Cash for the first time. What’s your stake on Bitcoin’s upcoming value and the claim of Donovan? Let’s discuss The post Paul Donovan Blasts at Bitcoin Again, says, “Bitcoin is Bubble, While Blockchain is Different” appeared first on Coingape.

a month ago

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

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

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better, Says Renowned VC Fred Wilson

CoinSpeaker Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better, Says Renowned VC Fred Wilson While some members of the crypto community can’t look at the current prices without pain, some others do not lose hope and belief in the bright future. Moreover, some experts also ask us to keep calm and their position is not deprived of arguments. Wilson’s Point of View One of those who are not panicking looking at the current market conditions, is Fred Wilson, a prominent venture capitalist. According to him, the things can get even worse in the short-term, cryptocurrencies have all chances to go down even more. Nevertheless, Wilson strongly believes that it is not a reason to leave the market. The most patient investors will get their reward. In his blog post he explained his position the following way: “So while crypto asset prices are down 80-95% in USD terms over the last year, they could and probably will go lower. Amazon was down 80% a year into the post-bubble bear market and it got cut in half again before it made a bottom almost two years after it peaked. What we have yet to see in crypto land is when they kick you when you are down. And that is certainly coming.” Amazon’s Case At the current moment, Amazon is known as the world’s second largest technology conglomerate. Its stocks are traded for $1,500 per unit. But less than 17 years ago, to become its stockholder it was enough to pay just $6. It means that those investors who were not afraid to buy Amazon stocks in 2001 have got a 250-fold reward. Nevertheless, in 1999, two years earlier, when Amazon peaked in the Internet bubble, its stock achieved the $90 mark. Then it declined to 6$ just in 2 years but it took more than 8 years to reach $90 once again in 2007. According to Wilson, the cryptocurrency sector has experienced several serious corrections in its history just like Amazon has. Moreover, it is too early to speak about possible stabilization of the situation. As it is still a very young asset class, some further bubble-burst-build-rally cycles are inevitable in the near future. Situation on the Market Last year we observed an enormous hype around cryptocurrencies, the market was growing and expanding so rapidly that it was difficult to believe that it was a reality. Nevertheless, 2018 is not a very successful year for crypto. Practically all cryptocurrencies have lost a significant part of their value this year. For example, the market cap of Bitcoin has dropped from more than $230 billion to $68 billion and the market cap of Ethereum has fallen from $120 billion at the beginning of the year to $12 billion. At the current moment, it is difficult to say whether the current bearish trend will last long, nevertheless, Fred Wilson says that now is a perfect time to buy cryptocurrencies with a view to be rewarded in the future Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better, Says Renowned VC Fred Wilson

2 months ago

3 Conferences that Target the Next Phase of Blockchain Development

CoinSpeaker 3 Conferences that Target the Next Phase of Blockchain Development 2018 stands out as the year when the blockchain industry engaged the various angles that define the ecosystem. The record price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at the beginning of the year reveals the potential of value stored in the technology. The flexibility of the crowdfunding systems that blockchain permitted showed new ways of capitalization. Certain challenges also gave birth to new ideas and different ways of thinking, which have reflected on the industry as a whole. For instance, the “Scaling” difficulty encountered by bitcoin has led to a lot of people considering it as digital gold, rather than a transaction vehicle. Keeping in Touch with the Trend The popular way to maximize the opportunities that are presented by the blockchain industry remains to be well informed about the trends and development. At the same time, the community design of the entire ecosystem makes it expedient for networking to be a very strong tool in driving ideas within the industry. Blockchain conferences have proven to be vital platforms that aid the development of the industry as a whole. Education, exposure, connection, and networking are benefits that have been emphasized by blockchain summits and conferences. Industry leaders have found a way to make their opinions known and present facts of their intense analysis of developments during these events. Thus, it is no surprise that with every transition period comes key events that herald the new season. A number of blockchain events have been slated for the year ending 2018 and the beginning of 2019. This period coincides with the transition from the ICO era to the product development/launch season as eagerly anticipated. Hence, participants are taking an opportunity to position themselves strategically as the new wave kicks off. Beyond Blocks Summit, Bangkok November 26-27, 2018 will witness the Beyond Blocks Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok as a city is growing in reputation as a blockchain friendly environment. This reputation automatically attracts various key players and startups, thereby making it easy for blockchain to thrive based on synergy. Considering this outlook, it is reasonable to expect a robust and versatile event where major players will be well represented. Therefore, the summit which will feature A-listers like Charles Hoskinson of IOHK, Wei Zhou of Binance and Ryan Gaylor of Ripple isn’t one to be taken for granted. Some of the key topics in the Summit agenda include: • Silicon Valley Vs Asia: Path To Redemption In Crypto • Scalability: The Quintessential Blockchain Hurdle • Cryptocurrency Exchanges: A (Not-so) Long Term Vision The Next Block Conference, Tel Aviv With speakers that cut across both the blockchain and mainstream ecosystem, the Next Block Conference provides a platform to dissect the numerous developments that the industry has experienced, especially in 2018. The event is planned to set the tone for the next phase which is about to kick while providing participants with a clear industrial outlook on what to expect. Beyond education and guidance, the event also promises to provide networking opportunities for participants to build fruitful and lasting relationships. Nitron Summit 2019, San Francisco As one of the early events of 2019, TRON will be hosting its first international summit on January 17-18, 2019. It is an event that also attracts a wide range of experts from within the blockchain industry and beyond, as well as famous icons such as Kobe Bryant. TRON as an entity is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the Internet through blockchain technology and decentralized applications. Therefore, as the blockchain movement grows and encroaches into the mainstream, there is not a better time to foster innovation within the industry. This is the focus of the Nitron summit. Blockchain evolution continues, and research and ideas will be continually communicated through the right channels. Conferences, summits and meetups have served as an effective platform for education, communication, and networking. There is still a lot to achieve within the industry and these events as mentioned above do have significant roles to play as participants position themselves to maximize the opportunities provided. 3 Conferences that Target the Next Phase of Blockchain Development

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Interesting cryptocurrency business ideas for 2019

2018 is the year, the world has woken up, all eyes wide to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. All of the sudden, there is a huge rush among entrepreneurs, investors, startups towards starting an innovative cryptocurrency business. Thanks to the sudden surge in ICO’s and the price of cryptocurrencies earlier this year, the belief in this ecosystem is seeing a hockey stick growth. Also thanks to Startups like “BitExchange”, you can get ready-made blockchain projects [along with 100% Source code] to kick start your venture in 2019 instantly. Cryptocurrency exchange business A cryptocurrency exchange allows anyone to seamlessly trade their cryptocurrencies for other cryptocurrencies or sell it and get fiat currency [USD, AUD, EUR, INR]. Users holding cryptocurrencies would want to trade and multiply or sell it to others. Because of the recent increase in awareness about cryptocurrencies, more and more people are trying to purchase them and this scale of demand cannot be handled by the existing exchanges. Hence, there’s scope for more exchanges. In the recent times, it is even easier for an entrepreneur to start a cryptocurrency exchange business by using a ready-made cryptocurrency exchange script that efficiently matches all the orders on the platform and safely execute the transactions. However, you would need to invest in securing the exchange as it is a prerequisite for starting an exchange. Because of its ease to start, this idea tops the trending cryptocurrency business ideas list. Blockchain powered cross-border payments app Even today, making payments to friends and family abroad is expensive and would take days, owing to middlemen [Banks, exchange agencies, etc] and settlement systems that were built to make money at every stage of transaction. This would bloat up the cost of sending payments to overseas. A blockchain powered app that uses Stellar Lumen’s token, XLM would enable faster transactions by cutting off additional middlemen that slow down the process. Payments made in the sender’s fiat currency [assuming it’s USD] would be converted to XLM tokens and the XLM tokens are sent to the recipient. The recipient can then request for withdrawal in their fiat currency [behind the scenes the XLM is converted to their region’s fiat currency and deposited to recipient’s bank account]. All this at a fraction of the cost and less than a day’s time and now you probably know why it’s among the list of trending cryptocurrency business ideas. Bitcoin borrowing/ lending business The lending and borrowing business thrives globally based on the growing needs and wants of the consumers. It is estimated to go trifold as more and more millennials are looking for avenues to make wise investments with less risks and high returns. As they are also one of the early adopters of cryptocurrencies and offering them a way to multiply their cryptocurrency asset is lucrative. Giving them a guaranteed return for a fixed period of time would woo investors who would want to lend their cryptocurrency assets. Using a Bitcoin borrowing and lending script, you can start a lending business, manage the customer’s, keep track of the transactions, automatically remind borrowers to payback on time across channels, etc. Your source of revenue would be partially through the investments you make with these cryptocurrencies and partially through the interest that is being backed by the borrowers. If you’ve been in the lending and borrowing industry for a while and know it inside-out, this would be your favorite among the trending cryptocurrency business ideas listed here. Bitcoin wallet-as-a-service business Next on our list of trending cryptocurrency business ideas is the Bitcoin Wallet-as-a-service. As you know, cryptocurrency exchanges are extremely vulnerable to attacks and keeping cryptocurrencies in the exchange’s own wallet can be compared to a ticking time bomb waiting to explode, the risk of losing cryptocurrencies is always high. Seasoned traders often shift the cryptocurrencies to a secure wallet that is not operated by the exchange to safeguard it. Starting a Wallet-as-a-service platform would require you to securely store the cryptocurrencies on behalf of the users. Additionally, if you can build the capability to send and receive cryptocurrencies, it makes people’s lives easier. Integrating it with other businesses will allow user to make cryptocurrency payments. You would make money on every transaction executed through the wallet or charge them a subscription fee. Blockchain crowdfunding business Aspiring creators with path breaking ideas often face rejection from investors who fail to see the value in the product. Their secondary medium of choice to raise funds? Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a concept that allows a large pool of general public to see what the idea is and then, if they believe in the idea, can choose to contribute sum as small as $5 to anything. Crowdfunding campaigns when backed by many people ha

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Fork Watch: Disputed Consensus and an Abundance of Game Theory

In less than 24 hours the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will be facing a hard fork involving consensus changes that are currently disputed and may lead to a blockchain split. Two development teams have proposed different paths for the Nov. 15 upgrade and the clashing BCH reference implementations will be incompatible with each other after the fork commences. Also read: Preparing for the Looming Bitcoin Cash Fork Nov. 15: Two Incompatible Clients With Different Ruleset Changes The Bitcoin Cash community plans for a network hard fork twice a year and this year it has become apparent that the Nov. 15 upgrade may have issues due to the release of two competing ruleset changes. The Bitcoin ABC developers plan to add a new opcode called OP_CHECKDATASIG (DSV) and the introduction of canonical transaction ordering. Then the Bitcoin SV team has plans to introduce four new opcodes: OP_MUL, OP_LSHIFT, OP_RSHIFT, and OP_INVERT. Additionally, SV wants to remove the limit of opcodes per script and raise the block size to 128MB. Bitcoin SV Captures Over 75% of the Global BCH Hashrate According to data taken from Coindance Cash, there is a significant amount of hashrate currently signaling for the Bitcoin SV client. Data shows that over the last 48 hours or more, the Bitcoin SV implementation has been backed by 75-82% of the global hashrate. However, even though the hashrate is backing SV by an overwhelming percentage of computational power, not everyone in the community is pleased with the outcome. SV supporters believe they are supporting a move toward a “stable protocol” and are witnessing the first time Nakamoto Consensus is used to make important development decisions. While some SV supporters believe they are wholeheartedly following “Nakamoto Consensus,” there is a clear amount of BCH supporters who view the hashrate as a “51% attack.” Unlike the 80 percent of miners who supported the Segwit2X upgrade for BTC last year, the amount of hashrate voting for SV is extremely concentrated into just a few pools. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) global hashrate on Nov. 14, 2018. This week the marketplace Openbazaar discussed people’s concerns with the hashrate. “When things settle it is entirely your choice what you do with your coins, but we also recommend being cautious of a chain with hashpower of 50% or more controlled by one entity,” Openbazaar states on Nov. 12. For instance, on Nov. 14, the day before the consensus changes, there are three pools that have most of the BCH hashrate and all of them support SV. Today’s data shows that Coingeek currently has 46.53 percent of the global hashrate. This is followed by SV Pool with 11.11 percent, and BMG Pool with 9.72 percent at the time of publication. The amount of hashrate controlled by a single entity, specifically Craig Wright and associates, has people concerned about the security of the network and many supporters have been vocal about this issue. For instance, some BCH supporters have stated they won’t follow Wright’s SV plan even with the considerable amount of hashrate pointed at the client. Cornell Professor Emin Gun Sirer speaks about selfish mining attacks after the SV hashpower breached 51%. Despite the Hashpower, Some Community Members Just Won’t Follow the ‘Vision’ The early Bitcoin adopter and entrepreneur Olivier Janssens has explained he will not follow Wright’s vision and possibly even retract his support for BCH. “I’m not against Nakamoto Consensus and will support it until the very end — I just won’t support a project where the majority of hashpower is controlled by or in support of a fraud,” Janssens detailed on Twitter. When the mining pool Viabtc was asked whether or not they will join the SV hashrate, the Chinese miners detailed they would not follow Wright’s Satoshi Vision strategy. Viabtc explained to its Twitter followers on Nov. 12: I am sorry we don’t feel right to support the tyrant or lunatic who wishes to kill BCH and just try to invent a new coin of his own to develop his own mining industry, and wishes to kill other companies just out of sheer personal grudge — This is totally unacceptable. Drivechain developer Paul Sztorc believes sidechains can possibly help avoid these hash war conflicts. Certain Statements Furthering the Complexity of the Situation A lot of the community complaints against the SV roadmap have stemmed from Wright’s recent statements and threats toward the ABC fork. For instance, on Twitter Wright has explained that he will make the ABC side of the chain untradeable if there is a split. In fact, BCH users have collected screenshots and Twitter statements of Wright threatening to double spend, orphan blocks, and reorg the ABC chain in order to force miners toward the ABC side. “If you support ABC, we will remove you,” Wright detailed on Twitter on Nov. 12. “When you say I will not go through with this — You will be bankrupted and I will watch — You are wrong,” he adds. Coingeek’s Calvin Ayre wholeheartedly agrees with Wright’s S

2 months ago

Bitcoin & Litecoin Adoption gets a Luxury Boost, ATMs Ready for a Big Kick

Cryptocurrency adoption is constantly on the rise. Bitcoin and Litecoin are being accepted by Surf Air Express for membership. Recently, luxury watch manufacturer Hublot also unveiled its limited edition watch that can only be purchased with Bitcoin. Meanwhile, Bitcoin ATMs are close to crossing 4k worldwide with another boost coming with Germany’s only regulated trading venue for digital currencies acquiring a bank. Pay for Luxury with Bitcoin & Litecoin Bitcoin and Litecoin can also be used to pay for air travels as Surf Air Express announced Surf Air Express X Cryptocurrency. Surf Air Express basically arranges travel and other services solely as a manager of the Surf Air membership program and offers flight prices comparable to business and last-minute economy. The company is “now accepting Litecoin and Bitcoin for their Indiegogo campaign. Purchase your Surf Air Express Membership with cryptocurrency.” The official announcement on its website reads, “The future of travel meets the future of money, We’re proud to offer Litecoin as a payment method for Surf Air Express. Apply now and purchase your Surf Air Express Membership or flight packages.” Its network includes San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Truckee, Napa, Monterey, and Las Vegas in California and Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Midland in Texas. Another boost came into the form of luxury watch manufacturer Hublot. In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin, Big Bang Meca-10 P2P has been made available online for purchase that will cost USD$25,000. Hublot is exploring these avenues in partnership with OSL, whose Chairman and co-founder Dave Chapman shares, OSL is excited to collaborate with Hublot and LVMH, an industry leader in the luxury world, to enable a digital asset industry first. As investors are increasingly looking to diversify their investment portfolio by adding digital assets with generally low correlations to traditional asset classes, we are committed to providing our clients with industry leading trading solutions to support their investment journey. Bitcoin ATMs gets a Swift Kick The total number of Bitcoin ATMs worldwide has reached just about 4,000 according to Coin ATM Radar. Among these, Litecoin is supported by 2,325 ATMs. Another big jump would be coming with Bitcoin Group SE that is going to venture into ATMs. One of the biggest crypto exchange of Europe, Bitcoin.de has recently acquired a bank Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH, “The acquisition will significantly expand the services offered by Bitcoin Group SE, which operates Bitcoin.de, Germany’s only regulated trading venue for digital currencies.” Leading to the expansion of cryptocurrencies in Germany and Europe this news has the crypto community excited as one enthusiast shares, HUGE Bitcoin news: One the biggest European exchanges https://t.co/8IGDQWk2Wd has bought bank and gained banking license. They plan a massive expansion with 4000 Bitcoin ATMs across Germany. https://t.co/6Gx4tFm0Lq — Ameero (@ameero1) November 13, 2018 The official announcement shares, this acquisition will help, Bitcoin Group SE’s ability to issue its own cryptocurrency products, carry out proprietary trading in cryptocurrencies, and operate cryptocurrency ATMs is now available under the securities service provider’s banking license. The post Bitcoin & Litecoin Adoption gets a Luxury Boost, ATMs Ready for a Big Kick appeared first on Coingape.

2 months ago

Monero Activity Halves After Hard Fork

Monero (XMR) does a great job at hiding from prying eyes. It is a privacy coin, after all. But although expected to be one of the big winners in 2019, new evidence suggests Monero activity is decreasing, partly because of last month’s hard fork. Data collected from Monero Blocks, a block explorer for the XMR network, found the blockchain’s rate of growth had slowed considerably. Whereas the network grew by around 3.2 GB in December 2017 - an all-time high - it only managed to reach slightly above 1.2 GB in October. It was also the slowest blockchain growth for Monero since February 2017, more than 20 months ago. In the previous nine months of this year, Monero has normally managed to grow by a rate above 2 GB. The average blockchain growth rate has so far been at around 1.79 GB. February and March were the only two months - aside from October - where blockchain growth fell below 2 GB. Nonetheless, it grew at a rate of roughly 1.7 GB, nearly 400 MB more than in October. Monero activity A source familiar with the matter told Crypto Briefing that the decline in block growth indicated a “definite” decline in trading activity. Part of this, they explained, was due to the strong market corrections since the start of the year. Network activity is down because prices are down; no coin has escaped unscathed. The source also suggested reduced activity may be a result of Monero’s continued hostility against ASIC mining rigs. Last month’s hard fork changed the hashing algorithm, preventing XMR ASICs from processing transactions on the network. “Monero’s forks to kick out ASIC miners dramatically reduce the network’s hashrate and often price follows hashrate,” the source said in an email exchange. The XMR newsletter, Monero Moon, covered the decline in blockchain growth in this week’s issue, which was published on Monday. The issue also featured the milestone that Monero had exceeded 1.7 billion blocks, four and a half years after the chain first launched. Monero Moon suggested that the “considerable” decline in growth rate was the result of Bulletproof, a protocol that simultaneously improves privacy and reduces the size of a transaction. This has helped cut down ‘blockchain bloat,’ meaning that individual transactions take up less space within a block. Is Monero forked? Another possible cause was ShapeShift’s decision in mid-September to introduce Know-Your-Customer (KYC) checks. The trading platform, popular with Monero users, was forced into implementing basic checks in order to continue operating in the States. “Monero is often the go-to coin for anonymity transactions and Shapeshift was a popular exchange to exchange value into Monero,” the source said. “However, Shapeshift is moving toward KYC and Monero users generally don’t like that.” A move away from a popular XMR trading source will likely have a knock-on effect. A decline in ASICs activity that increases block growth, as well as the extended bear market, will also impact on the number of Monero users out there. The block growth rate for XMR stands at 361 MB for the first half of November. At the current rate, the Monero blockchain could grow by just over 700 MB for the entire month: a far cry from where it was in December, and low even from last month’s performance. Monero may well have been bloated prior to the hard fork, let’s hope it doesn’t become shrunken in November. Disclaimer: The author is not invested in any cryptocurrency or token mentioned in this article, but holds investments in other digital assets. The post Monero Activity Halves After Hard Fork appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

2 months ago

Coinbase Releases a Note to Customers About the Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Fork

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain hard forks twice a year. However, an upcoming hard fork of the network on November 15 could be crucial for the BCH community members as it signifies a rift between two opposing camps in the network. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, which will be extending full support for the fork notified the users about the event and told them what to expect when the network forks on Thursday. Coinbase Is Monitoring the Fork The upcoming fork in the network is not compatible with the published roadmap of the BCH network. Therefore, Coinbase will be monitoring the situation closely and make efforts to minimize customer disruption as the network forks and meets the Coinbase security standards. The exchange had already announced that all payments and receipts of BCH in the Coinbase wallet would be paused on their website, iOS and Android apps and its Pro, Prime and Custody offerings, beginning 8 am on Thursday morning. The restrictions will go into effect approximately one hour before the fork. During the event, the users will not be able to sell or remove their BCH from the platform. Coinbase’s Plan During the Event Coinbase will kick into action at 8 am on Thursday, beginning to pause the withdrawals and deposits on its platform. Trading will also remain suspended during the time. The platform will then take a snapshot of the existing BCH holdings, and keep monitoring the fork for network consensus. As soon as the conditions stabilize on the network, Coinbase will notify its customers about the time and date at which they will enable transactions in BCH again. At this time, the exchange will clear all the order books, and fresh trading will begin. The exchange also said: “If another viable chain exists, customers will have the ability to withdraw funds at a future date. We anticipate this will take at least a few weeks but may take longer.” Coinbase has also urged its customers not to initiate any transactions post 3 am as it may take several hours to process those transactions. The exchange also said that it could not predict the duration of the process and for how long the trading will be paused. It will only re-enable transactions after evaluating the viability and the security of the network, along with the prospects of a new chain. Coinbase Releases a Note to Customers About the Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Fork was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

2 months ago

BCH Fight: Bitcoin Cash Bashing Heats Up, Rivals Duke it Out Ahead of Hard Fork

The cryptocurrency industry is still in its infancy, or so we keep being told. That infancy, or childishness, is often revealed on the crypto-sphere’s primary tool for communication, Twitter. No greater example has been seen than the recent battles between rival camps over the upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork. Three Camps, One Vision The Bitcoin Cash hard fork, set for November 15, is part on an ongoing network upgrade published in its roadmap. It is a high possibility that the two or even three versions of the fork will be updated from BCH in different ways. The three current proposals are Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin SV (Satoshi’s Vision), and Bitcoin Unlimited. The first version is Bitcoin ABC which is essentially Bitcoin Cash in its current state with no major changes aside from a few network updates. This was founded by Bitcoin’s own ‘antichrist’, Roger Ver, last year when it split from the original chain in order to increase block size for faster transactions at lower cost. It currently has the majority of the mining power. Bitcoin SV is an opposing liberal branch led by the man often referred to as ‘Faketoshi’, Craig Wright. Its vision is to overwrite existing code and increase block size even further, from 32Mb up to 128Mb in order to scale the network even further. It does not have the community support of the other two. In the third corner is Bitcoin Unlimited which is a compromise between the two above headed by lead developer, Andrew Stone. The upgrade gives more voting power back to the miners to select the changes they want in the network. This would be achieved by switching to the Bitcoin Unlimited client and submitting a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal for proposed changes. BCH Fight The social media outbursts and claims from some of these ‘crypto pioneers’ leading up to this technological division have been a source of entertainment in themselves so here are a few ... And, no you ABSOLUTE cuck Bitcoin IS not even close to a soy boy commitee It is all use hard assed buggers bending you over to show you the light. It is capitalism. Enjoy pic.twitter.com/oLsr2I407v — Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) November 13, 2018 The #BitcoinCash Civil War camps, $BCHSV $BCHABC summarized in a few quotes by @ProfFaustus who advocates Bitcoin Satoshi Vision and @rogerkver on the side of Bitcoin ABC. Billions at stake for both sides... Who is right at the end? $BCH #November15th #HardFork pic.twitter.com/s0KyKd94Si — Global Chain (@global_chain) November 14, 2018 BTC supporters are too incompetent to even keep the blocks full like they want. #FAIL https://t.co/7BkqaVqLZS — Roger Ver (@rogerkver) November 1, 2018 The whole BCH community are working together to kick Fake Satoshi out. The resisitence against cult leader proves the inner strength and sophistication of the BCH ecosystem! — Jihan Wu (@JihanWu) November 9, 2018 Will be interesting af to see how the $BCH hash rate reacts when #Bitmain turns on 70,000 asics to signal for $BCHABC. Does the crazy CSW have a hidden move for $BCHSV to outpower @JihanWu and @rogerkver? This #Decentralised hash war is gona be so exciting for the bystanders — Crypto Galacticos (@CryptoGalactico) November 13, 2018 If @jihanwu, @Rogerver & ABC devs want to make #Permissionless Kiddie porn sites and Silk Road Version2.0 They can piss off to #Dash They are NOT adding this to #BCH This is the ONLY real use case they have and it is not happening! — Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) November 8, 2018 Bitcoin maximalists on the other hand are reveling in it all, harking back to their own battles when BTC split back in November 2017 to create the BCH fork; Oh well.. Karma's a $BCH. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ — WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) November 13, 2018 Regardless of ideology or fork preference, the petty squabbling is detracting from the real enemy, at least according to the original Satoshi; the centralized banking system. Essentially everyone wants the same thing, to improve the system, but they can’t seem to get over their egos to come to a human derived consensus yet. And so the tweet wars continue, at least until tomorrow when it looks like the miners will decide. Current stats on miner, node and hashrate divisions between all versions can be found on Coin.dance. Image from Shutterstock The post BCH Fight: Bitcoin Cash Bashing Heats Up, Rivals Duke it Out Ahead of Hard Fork appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 months ago

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] free falls by massive 10% a day before hard fork; BCH community awaits result

The Bitcoin Cash [BCH] hard fork slated for November 15 has created quite a ripple in the cryptocurrency community with several clashes within the BCH community adding fuel to the fire. On November 14, the cryptocurrency saw a drastic price drop causing investors and holders to panic. At the time of writing, Bitcoin Cash was sliding at a significant rate of 10.03%, with a total market cap of $8.404 billion. The cryptocurrency was trading for $482.43 with a 24-hour market volume of $1.090 million. A majority of the cryptocurrency’s trade was occurring on OKEx, with a hold on $132.182 million. OKEx was closely followed by Coinbit, which had a grasp on $124.086 million of all the Bitcoin Cash trade. Bitcoin Cash 24-hour chart | Source: CoinMarketCap The price fall has also made Bitcoin Cash the biggest loser among the top-ten cryptocurrencies, with the cryptocurrency sliding at a weekly rate of 22.31%. The upcoming hard fork has also resulted in a scuffle online between major players in the BCH space. One side was led by Bitmain’s Jihan Wu and Roger Ver, the CEO of Bitcoin.com while the other party was led by nChain’s Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre. Jihan Wu had stated: “The whole BCH community are working together to kick Fake Satoshi out. The resisitence against cult leader proves the inner strength and sophistication of the BCH ecosystem!” Cobra, the anonymous handler of Bitcoin.org and previously a supporter of Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision, stated: “This time last year the Bitcoin community defeated: BITMAIN, ViaBTC, Bitfury, + other miners adding up to >80% hashrate, Jeff Garzik, Gavin Andresen, Coinbase, BitPay, Xapo, Blockchain, venture capitalists, etc. Bitcoin Cash now struggles with a greater opponent: Craig Wright.” The post Bitcoin Cash [BCH] free falls by massive 10% a day before hard fork; BCH community awaits result appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 months ago

South Korea’s First Crypto Fund Shut Down Over Regulatory Pressure

South Korea is a very interesting region when it comes to cryptocurrencies. In most cases, there is nothing but positive news first and foremost. At the same time, local regulators are looking for ways to ensure the industry gains more legitimacy. This has forced the first cryptocurrency fund in the country to shut down effective immediately. A Major Setback in South Korea Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts look at South Korea as a bastion of proactive regulation. There are some efforts underway to officially regulate Bitcoin and altcoins, but it seems there is no intent on banning this form of money whatsoever. That in itself is a good thing, although there are no permanent solutions in place just yet. As this regulatory uncertainty remains in place, there will be some casualties along the way. For Zeniex, the regulatory pressure has gotten to the company in a major way. They operate an exchange, which remains unaffected for the time being. However, their cryptocurrency fund is closing down immediately. It is an unfortunate development, but something that can’t be helped either. Although it is a bit unclear why their fund is being closed, the company is adamant about doing so. Their current approach has attracted a lot of attention by regulators, which may indicate their lack of transparency is a key point of contention. All existing users should be refunded if they still have outstanding balances, though no specifics were provided on this front. For the time being, the Zeniex exchange will remain in operation. Government officials have no beef with the exchange or its activity itself, which further confirms there were genuine concerns over the fund itself. Being the first to come to market with a cryptocurrency fund gave Zeniex a competitive edge, but it seems they may have to revise that initial plan in the future. The company itself is confident they did nothing to warrant such scrutiny. More specifically, the fund tried to raise 1,000 ETH to kick off this venture. While it is unclear if that attempt was successful, the total amount wouldn’t warrant reporting the activity to the authorities either. How this will pan out exactly, has yet to be determined. Cryptocurrency funds remain a somewhat controversial concept, even in South Korea. It is expected this development will not necessarily affect cryptocurrency in South Korea whatsoever. Considering how there are so many exchanges still generating a hefty trading volume, there is no genuine reason for concern whatsoever. Even so, it seems unlikely any cryptocurrency fund will be set up in South Korea for the foreseeable future. That might hinder overall adoption a bit, luckily there are plenty of other ways to invest in Bitcoin and altcoins moving forward. The post South Korea’s First Crypto Fund Shut Down Over Regulatory Pressure appeared first on NullTX.

2 months ago

Crypto Arbitrage Today: XLM, ZEC, ETC, XEM, BCH, DOGE

In the world of cryptocurrency, altcoins create some very interesting opportunities for arbitrage trading. Today is no different in this regard, although the opportunities will usually involve using the YoBit exchange first and foremost. That in itself is not necessarily a drawback , but it can be considered somewhat of a hindrance. ZCash (Sistemkoin / Poloniex / YoBit) To kick off today’s arbitrage opportunities, it would appear there are numerous options to buy and sell ZCash for quick profits. Buying on Sistemkoin and selling on HitBTC, Poloniex, or YoBit can yield pretty nice profits. There is also an option to buy on Bitfinex, HitBTc, and Gato to sell on YoBit. Profits of up to 2% can be achieved, albeit the average is closer to 1%. Ethereum Classic (Poloniex / Livecoin / Koineks) There are some significant Ethereum Classic price discrepancies when looking at Ethereum Classic across the exchanges. More specifically, the price on Koineks is lower than Poloniex, YoBit, and LiveCoin. Buying on Poloniex, Gate, Binance, and KuCoin is also far cheaper than YoBit. Profits of up to 3% can be achieved with relative ease. XEM (Koineks / YoBit / LiveCoin) There are numerous opportunities to buy and sell XEM on YoBit for a massive profit. More specifically, its price is 12% higher compared to Koineks and 9% higher compared to LiveCoin. This makes for a very interesting opportunity moving forward, although it is evident these gaps will not remain in place for long as more users take advantage of this opportunity. TRX (KuCoin / OKEx / YoBit) There are a few intriguing opportunities for TRX trading, although buying on YoBit is the only option to score some profits moving forward. Buying on KuCoin, HitbTC, OKEx, or Gate and selling on YoBit will allow for easy gains of 1.5% to 2%. Buying on Bitfinex and Binance are also two viable options moving forward, for those who prefer those options. Dogecoin (Gate / HitBTC / YoBit) For Dogecoin enthusiast, there is such money much wow to be made when selling on YoBit. Buying Dogecoin on Gate, LiveCoin, Sistemkoin, Koineks, HitBTC, and Poloniex allows for profits up to 3.7% with relatively little effort. It is a pretty interesting market first and foremost, especially given how other markets are performing at this time. Bitcoin Cash (Livecoin / Kraken / KuCoin) For Bitcoin Cash speculators are arbitrage traders, selling on YoBit will be the best option when buying on Gate, LiveCoin, Kraken, KuCoin, HitBTC, or OKEx. Buying on Kraken and selling on LiveCoin is also an option. Profits will range anywhere from 0.7% to 4%, which makes BCH one of the more appealing altcoins to keep an eye on. Information is 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. The post Crypto Arbitrage Today: XLM, ZEC, ETC, XEM, BCH, DOGE appeared first on NullTX.

2 months ago

Ripple and Tas Integration Confirmed while XRP Liquidity Getting a Major Boost

“Ripple is coming.. and TAS is ready!” says Tas website. It’s confirmed that Ripple and the software solution provider are working together as it states, “Ripple is a ‘Global, Neutral Settlement System’ for bilateral settlement and exchange.” Meanwhile, XRP liquidity gets a major boost as wallets and exchanges offer support. Ripple and Tas Working Together According to the Tas Group’s website, it is working with Ripple. On its Real-Time Settlement System section, it reads, “Ripple is coming.. and TAS is ready!” The software solution provider “serves major commercial & central banks and the main Financial Services centers in Italy and Europe and the main global broker-dealers of the Global Fortune 500.” In its one-pager, it shares there is no ‘Global Settlement System’ for cross-border transactions which is further riddled with high transaction fees, costly reserve requirements, the risk of multiple failure points, lack of visibility and has one FX provider while taking 2+ days to settle. And this is where Ripple comes into the picture that provides a ‘Global, Neutral Settlement System’ for bilateral settlement and exchange. Free to use, it involves 100% straight-through processing, full visibility meaning easier compliance, and competitive marketplace where no resources are required and take 5 seconds to settle. Present in 7 countries and over 150 clients worldwide, Tas manages more than 100 million cards internationally. The biggest payments carrier in entire Europe, Tas has been apparently been working with Ripple since 2004 as shared in XRP chat. However, the integration with Ripple now specified on its website, Tas has confirmed of collaboration. XRP Liquidity gets a Swift Kick Meanwhile, XRP is constantly adding liquidity. From today, it will get even a bigger boost as shared by XRP enthusiast Leonidas on Twitter: Since Monday 1 payment platform @advcash 9 exchanges @OKEx @CMCMarkets @GDAC @CGCXofficial @XDAEX_COM @TradeMnOfficial @coinzocom @blockportio @Tokocrypto 4 wallets @atomicwallet @eToro @SpendCard @Trezor 1 lending provider @ihaveCred and its still Thursday$XRP #XRPcommunity — Leonidas (@LeoHadjiloizou) November 8, 2018 Another addition is Belfrics, which is a global crypto exchange and currently operates in 7 countries. XRP enthusiast Leonidas further shares on Twitter, It “is offering $XRP TZS (Tanzanian Shilling) USD NGN KES (Kenyan Shilling) BTC pairs. The total XRP fiat pairs that I know of is now 44.” XRP liquidity is getting a continuous boost with listings, more trading pairs, and traction as a base currency. At the time of writing, XRP has been trading at $0.5035. The post Ripple and Tas Integration Confirmed while XRP Liquidity Getting a Major Boost appeared first on Coingape.

2 months ago

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] bleeds in the market; biggest loser in the past 24 hours with a 5% slump

Bitcoin Cash [BCH], the fourth-biggest cryptocurrency, was bleeding in the market, with the coin losing over 5% in the past 24 hours. The cryptocurrency, which had become the catalyst for a small bull run, is now the biggest loser among the top 10 cryptocurrencies. According to CoinMarketCap, at press time, Bitcoin Cash [BCH] was trading at $520.16, with a market cap of more than $8 billion. The coin had a trading volume of over $782 million and had slumped by 6.50% in the past seven days. Prior to the fall, the coin was trading at its highest peak for the month, at $628.34. Bitcoin Cash [BCH] price chart | CoinMarketCapThe highest trade volume for the coin was recorded on Coinbit with BCH/KRW pairing. This was followed by OKE, BitForex, and DigiFinex with BCH/USDT pair. Nonetheless, the coin continues to sprinkle hopes on the investors as it witnessed a sudden shoot-up in price. It boosted from $502 to $515 within 15 minutes. BCH price hike | Source: Trading View The massive slump in the BCH market has surprised the investors as a majority of them anticipated the bull run to continue for the coin for a longer duration. This can be credited to the upcoming fork scheduled on November 15, 2018, which has also split the whole BCH community. The squabble between the Bitcoin ABC and Craig Wright continues to thrive in the market. Bitcoin ABC along with Bitmain are promoting the Wormhole hard fork, whereas nChain’s Craig Wright along with Coingeek’s Calvin Ayre wants the implementation of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision [SV]. Wright claims that the SV stands right to Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision. Moreover, Roger Ver, a Bitcoin Cash proponent, recently hoped on to Jihan’s Bitmain bandwagon. This event stirred up the entire community as it marked the beginning of the Roger Ver vs Craig Wright war, with Wright sending a mail to Ver stating that he will not trade for two years and welcoming Ver to bankruptcy. All the major exchanges have also announced that they will be supporting the hard fork proposed by the Bitcoin ABC team. Jihan Wu, co-founder of Bitmain said: “The whole BCH community are working together to kick Fake Satoshi out. The resisitence against cult leader proves the inner strength and sophistication of the BCH ecosystem!” In addition to this, both the sides claim that they have the majority of the miners on their side and that they have the hash power to carry forth their implementation. The final decision of the miners will most likely be revealed on November 15 as the ABC implementation could turn out to be successful or unsuccessful. The post Bitcoin Cash [BCH] bleeds in the market; biggest loser in the past 24 hours with a 5% slump appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 months ago

Bitcoin Cash [BCH]’s ABC implementation supported by BitPay; upcoming hard fork creates stir in the community

On November 9, BitPay, the cryptocurrency payment service provider released a circular that talked about the upcoming Bitcoin Cash [BCH] hard fork and its impact on the BitPay wallets. BitPay stated that during the fork, all the Bitcoin Cash present in the wallet will be safe. The company has also stated that it is highly recommended that users should put a pause on transactions a few hours prior to the hard fork, specifically at 10 am on the day of the fork. The platform also said: “During a hard fork , there is an increased risk that outgoing or incoming transactions can be lost or double-spent.” BitPay has informed users that the platform does not have any plans to migrate from the Bitcoin ABC implementation of Bitcoin Cash to any other implementation that might be launched post the fork. The Stephen Pair led company has also said that they would completely monitor the security risks during the fork so that users can have a seamless experience later. The announcement circular also focused on letting the community know that in case of a split in the chain, Bitcoin Cash will be supported by the company only on the chain that the company proposes, which is the Bitcoin ABC chain. They added: “In the event of a chain split resulting from the hard fork, the BitPay wallet will only support the Bitcoin Cash chain on which we resume to process payments for BitPay merchants. We do not currently have plans to make new tokens from the split available in the BitPay wallet.” The Bitcoin Cash hard fork has created quite a stir in the community with several arguments arising between the two parties on the network. One faction is led by nChain’s Craig Wright while the other side is spearheaded by Bitmain’s Jihan Wu. Roger Ver, the Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin.com had recently talked about the hard fork, saying: “Most of the arguments on the network are about operation aspects rather than fundamental differences. Apart from the disagreement on the blockchain size implementation, almost everyone agrees that BCH should be used as the world’s currency.” Jihan Wu has also been quite vocal in the battle against Craig Wright, launching several verbal attacks at him. He had said: “The whole BCH community is working together to kick Fake Satoshi out. The resistance against cult leader proves the inner strength and sophistication of the BCH ecosystem!” The post Bitcoin Cash [BCH]’s ABC implementation supported by BitPay; upcoming hard fork creates stir in the community appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 months ago

Crypto Community Responds to Fake Satoshi’s “F**k You” Email to Roger Ver

Two of Bitcoin Cash’s most high-profile supporters have fallen out over the pending BCH hard fork. Craig “Fake Satoshi” Wright sent an abusive email to Roger Ver earlier this week. Yesterday, Ver responded. Ver Supports Bitcoin ABC, But Thinks the Whole Fork Dispute Could Resolve Itself In a video posted to the Bitcoin.com YouTube channel, one of cryptocurrency’s earliest proponents and investors, Roger Ver, has responded to an email sent from self-proclaimed Satoshi, Craig Wright. The two early Bitcoin pioneers have each sided with one of the opposing camps in the November 15 hard fork (Ver is with ABC and Wright backs Bitcoin SV). Evidently, from the wording of the email, Wright strongly disapproves of Ver’s allegiance. Ver opened the video by screen-sharing and reciting Wright’s correspondence: “If you want a war... I will do 2 years of no trade. Nothing. In the war, no coin can trade. If you want ABC, you want shitcoins, welcome to bankruptcy. It was nice knowing you. Bitcoin will die before ABC shits on it. I will see BCH trade at 0 for a few years. Will you? Side with ABC, you hate bitcoin, you are my enemy. You have no fucking idea what that means. You will. I AM Satoshi. Have a nice life. You will now discover me when pissed off. And so. You could have had proof. Your choice. Fuck you. Craig.” After sharing the email and bringing Wright’s maturity into question, Ver contrasted the controversial crypto figure’s words with those of fellow Bitcoin SV proponent and gambling entrepreneur Calvin Ayre. The Bitcoin.com owner stated that he likes Ayre and paraphrased his response to his decision to side with Bitcoin ABC: “Hey Roger, wherever you’re ready to rejoin the camp that supports economic freedom, we’re here ready for you. That seems like something a sane person would say.” Throughout the video, Ver displayed a mixture of confusion and exasperation whilst explaining how he felt about the disagreement. The man formerly known as Bitcoin Jesus stated that he believed the fork would pass rather uneventfully. He compared it to the Y2K bug, saying that most likely there would be no long-term split but it didn’t hurt to be prepared for that outcome: “I think it’s probably unlikely that there will be a long-term fork, especially because there’s no replay protection... The only way you can prepare for [the fork] in the long-term is to make sure you can treat the two coins as separate coins.” To illustrate his point, Ver reminded viewers of the mess that was made of the Ethereum hard fork following the DAO hack. Since some exchanges did not implement replay protection, customers and exchanges lost money. Ver then mused on which chain would have the majority support if there was a long-term split. Drawing on hash rate evidence, the early Bitcoin investor stated that ABC would have a “significant majority”. He supported this with data from Poloniex, an exchange which has launched futures trading for Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC already: “At the moment, it’s about 1:10 in favour of ABC but I think the volume’s pretty light still.” During the video, Ver is clearly not enamoured by the prospect of another hard fork less than 18 months after that which created Bitcoin Cash in the first place. He even goes as far as to empathise with the “Bitcoin Core” position prior to the August 2017 fork: “One thing that I guess I have learned... The core people previous were really really opposed to any sort of contentious hard fork and I think there’s some merit to being afraid of that. We’re seeing right now the damage that can be caused by having contentious hard fork.” Later in the video he also states: “I wish everyone could all just get along but that’s not reality... I wish that we could build a cryptocurrency that enables more economic freedom for the entire world.” However, Ver does acknowledge that it was only thanks to the ability of one minority group to reject the majority and fork off that created his pet project originally. Finally, the Bitcoin millionaire finally offered up some words of advice for those Bitcoin Cash holders concerned about the outcome of a fork: “Hold you coins in a wallet in which you control the private key. That’s always pretty good advice.” It was not just Roger Ver who has weighed in on the email though. Many prominent commentators and participants in the space have taken to Twitter to voice their opinion. Jihan Wu, the CEO of mining hardware giants Bitmain, tweeted: The whole BCH community are working together to kick Fake Satoshi out. The resisitence against cult leader proves the inner strength and sophistication of the BCH ecosystem! — Jihan Wu (@JihanWu) November 9, 2018 Meanwhile, Emin Gün Sirer referred to the outburst from Wright as a “meltdown”: Can we cut through the CSW meltdown quickly, and go right to the part where he starts filing frivolous lawsuits? — Emin Gün Sirer (@el33th4xor) November 8, 2018 Finally, CNBC’s Crypto Trader presenter Ran Neu-Ner posted a tongue-

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