Lisk LSK

$1.22
Market Cap $ 140.189 MM (#38)
24h Volume $ 3.667 MM
Chg. 24h: -2.83%
Algo. score 4.3/5  (#18)
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Lisk / USD Technical Analysis: Bulls Staging A Coup

Lisk is bullish in the short-term with a large inverted head and shoulders pattern present on the four-hour time frame Short-term technical indicators are signaling a possible near-term correction lower The medium-term outlook is neutral, with the cryptocurrency close to a bullish breakout on the daily time frame Lisk / USD Short-term price analysis In the short-term, Lisk is bullish with the recent rally creating a bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern on the four-hour time frame. The cryptocurrency appears to be correcting lower after buyers failed to rally price above the neckline of the bullish pattern. The Lisk / USD pair will retain its short-term bullish bias while price continues to trade above its 200-period moving average on the four-hour time frame. LSK / USD H4 Chart (Source: TradingView) Pattern Watch A sustained break above the neckline of the inverted head and shoulders pattern would see the cryptocurrency starting to explode to the upside. MACD Indicator The MACD indicator is turning lower on the four-hour time frame and is generating a bearish signal. RSI Indicator The Relative Strength Index is turning lower on the four-hour time frame and is starting to correct from overbought territory. Lisk / USD Medium-term price analysis In the medium-term, Lisk has a neutral trading bias, with the recent rally in the cryptocurrency changing the Lisk / USD pair’s outlook on the daily time frame chart. A series of bullish inverted head and shoulders patterns are now visible on the daily time frame; a break above the neckline of the larger pattern would likely trigger a significant move higher in the Lisk / USD pair. Technical indicators on the daily time frame are slightly overbought and have scope to correct lower in the medium-term. LSK / USD Daily Chart (Source: TradingView) Pattern Watch Failure to break below the Lisk / USD pair’s former yearly trading low has created a bullish double-bottom pattern formation on the daily time frame. MACD Indicator The MACD indicator remains bullish on the daily time frame and currently shows no clear price divergence. RSI Indicator The Relative Strength Index is starting to correct from extremely overbought conditions on the daily time frame. Conclusion Lisk has a potential to stage a major upside technical breakout in both the short and medium-term, due to the cryptocurrency’s bullish technicals on the four-hour and daily time frames. If a strong bullish breakout does occur, the Lisk / USD pair is likely to rally towards its key 200-day moving average. [{"date":1519164247000,"value":27.4195,"volume":244380000},{"date":1519251246000,"value":21.8743,"volume":120372000},{"date":1519338246000,"value":21.9222,"volume":93325100},{"date":1519426747000,"value":22.4228,"volume":67024400},{"date":1519513147000,"value":20.8979,"volume":49244400},{"date":1519599546000,"value":20.3316,"volume":38812700},{"date":1519685946000,"value":21.084,"volume":42930100},{"date":1519772347000,"value":20.4683,"volume":41692600},{"date":1519859346000,"value":18.7002,"volume":37715300},{"date":1519945747000,"value":20.2291,"volume":70158900},{"date":1520032447000,"value":19.5349,"volume":35863400},{"date":1520118845000,"value":18.7777,"volume":28480100},{"date":1520205246000,"value":18.7078,"volume":23663800},{"date":1520294347000,"value":18.4602,"volume":29052100},{"date":1520380746000,"value":16.9025,"volume":27948900},{"date":1520467146000,"value":15.6218,"volume":34286700},{"date":1520553546000,"value":15.0668,"volume":36030300},{"date":1520639946000,"value":15.4901,"volume":30244000},{"date":1520726346000,"value":14.2026,"volume":17287800},{"date":1520812746000,"value":14.9208,"volume":20241700},{"date":1520899146000,"value":14.1606,"volume":21335400},{"date":1520985546000,"value":14.0273,"volume":16983600},{"date":1521071946000,"value":11.7256,"volume":22923900},{"date":1521158346000,"value":13.3538,"volume":35374200},{"date":1521244746000,"value":13.1048,"volume":30103400},{"date":1521331146000,"value":12.1747,"volume":20557200},{"date":1521417546000,"value":12.2489,"volume":26947100},{"date":1521503646000,"value":12.7469,"volume":25383700},{"date":1521590046000,"value":13.5766,"volume":26240900},{"date":1521676446000,"value":13.3474,"volume":23635600},{"date":1521762846000,"value":12.4556,"volume":24549400},{"date":1521849546000,"value":12.0289,"volume":23560700},{"date":1521935946000,"value":11.8946,"volume":21880400},{"date":1522022346000,"value":11.6332,"volume":17661400},{"date":1522108146000,"value":10.9602,"volume":20917100},{"date":1522192746000,"value":10.0481,"volume":20242200},{"date":1522279146000,"value":9.7295,"volume":18185200},{"date":1522364647000,"value":8.1262,"volume":30501100},{"date":1522451346000,"value":7.42769,"volume":23904100},{"date":1522537747000,"value":7.59825,"volume":13239500},{"date":1522624146000,"value":7.10269,"v

2 hours ago

TRX, XRP, LTC & More Of The Best Cryptos Right Now

Following the small gains we saw earlier in the week for Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market, the choices traders are given seems to be getting harder every day. Investors and traders alike are confused about what to do with the finances but with some analysis on some of the biggest tokens and coins, that confusion might go away. TRX TRON’s native token TRX has always got some big publicity, mainly thanks to their founder and CEO Justin Sun, but when it comes to trading volume TRX is one of the most flexible tokens out there. Meanwhile, though TRON’s recent venture into BitTorrent is almost definitely going to see some increase in trading over the next few months. When it comes to TRX though, we could be seeing some big long-term gains for this cryptocurrency. XRP What can we say about XRP? One of the most popular tokens in the ecosystem and the third most valuable cryptocurrency in the space has made such a big impact on the world, even Changpeng Zhao commented on the token saying that he “can’t argue, the XRP army is strong”. XRP seems to be jumping between second and third according to CoinMarketCap, rivalling Ethereum in this sense. LTC Litecoin is another very popular cryptocurrency in the space. The fifth biggest coin, at the time of writing, hasn’t discouraged the coin to break out of the $40 region and reach $50 during the bull run earlier this week. HOT HOLO is a very HOT coin (pardon the pun) and it seems to be two steps ahead of the competition at all times. Stability is the way the forward when it comes to this cryptocurrency. LSK Lisk isn’t in the top ten. Lisk isn’t even in the top twenty. Currently, Lisk is 38th on CoinMarketCap and its trading price is just $1.24. Despite this, during the previous momentum we saw earlier this week, the cryptocurrency nearly got over $2 so maybe this is one to look out for. It’s up to you what you invest in but it is worth noting that we are not financial advisors and this is not financial advice. Investing in crypto currency is very risky, so only invest based on your own research and invest with money you can afford to lose, always remember to trade safe!

4 hours ago

Top 10 Hottest Cryptocurrencies At the Moment

As the bulls continue to control the movement of trading prices and market capitalizations, trading choices can get harder with each passing day. However, with careful introspection and market analysis, some tokens which are consistently outperforming includes : Ripple (XRP) The world’s third most valuable cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) has made such a significant impact so much so that the CEO of Binance commented, saying “Can’t argue, the XRP army is strong”. This truth is reflected in the swiftness at which Ripple XRP’s trading volume moves. At press time, the market cap of $13.73 billion is headed for $14 billion, a milestone that will set the token against Ether once again. Despite having a trading price lesser than $1, XRP has a reputation for consistent growth in trading volume. Litecoin (LTC) Once the 4th most valuable coin, now occupying the 5th spot, yet this has not deterred the coin from breaking out of the $40 mark to hit a yearly all-time high of $50.79 at press time. More interestingly, LTC has attained a good 5.82% on gains and is headed for $55. Tron (TRX) To begin with, Tron has always had the advantage of high publicity, so in terms of trading volume, TRX is one of the most flexible tokens that can easily make a bullish rally. Meanwhile, Tron’s present collaboration with BitTorrent is certain to increase trading interest over time. With Tron TRX, think long-term gains. Binance Coin (BNB) BNB coin has unarguably had a very attractive run since the year began. The coin had moved from the 12th spot, knocking out BSV and ADA to claim the 10th spot. More impressive is the fact that BNB is one of the highest gainers with 15.68% in gains over the last 24hours, pushing the trading price to a new yearly all-time high of $11.14. Maker (MKR) Maker is headed for $1000 and this is likely to happen sooner than later. It will be unsurprising if the token crosses over to $700 before the close of today. This is because Maker has a booming trading volume, one that was able to move it from the $500 to $700 in a span of 24hrs. With gains of 11.80% attained, MKR, one of the most stable coins so far, has an outstanding $2.56 million in volume. HOLO (HOT) The very competitive HOT coin is not only remarkable for its ability to persevere in bearish times, but HOT is also two steps ahead of its rival and has successfully snatched the 29th spot from BAT. While HOT is down by 2.40%, trading volume is intensifying fast enough to bring the coin back on track. With HOT, think stability. Zilliqa (ZIL) Zilliqa is still headed for the bulls, despite having dropped by 1.28%, Zil, while on its path to recovery is expected to skyrocket in volume as it recently just got listed on the Binance exchange. As usual, the more the listing, the increase in adaptability. Lisk (LSK) LSK might be way down to the 38th spot, its trading price of $1.27 is in the process of gathering momentum, well enough to cross over to $2. Despite having three rivals dropping by 0.67% to 1.39%, LSK has only lost 0.04% and is likely to overtake its closest rival anytime soon. Nano (Nano) Nano is another altcoin to look out for. With $6.25 million in trading volume, Nano is moving up with each passing day. More interestingly, Nano’s trading price is at $0.92 as it heads to a $1 breakout. ICON (ICX) At the moment of this writing, ICX has garnered 4.57% in gains as it sets out to overtake its nearest rival Pundi X (NPXS). With a market capitalization of $117,079,907 million against NPXS’s $117,555,641. ICX is likely to move one step higher in rankings, in the next 24hrs. The post Top 10 Hottest Cryptocurrencies At the Moment appeared first on ZyCrypto.

11 hours ago

Costa Rica: A Rising Crypto Paradise?

Much has been written about the unfriendly regulation, stance or even criminalization of cryptocurrencies that some countries have adopted. Indeed, Bangladesh has taken its war on crypto to the next level by passing laws which enable cryptocurrency holders to be sentenced to 12 years in prison. Other countries like Switzerland, the home of the aptly named ‘Crypto Valley’, the crypto island of Malta and Singapore have gone against the grain and welcomed blockchain projects with open arms. With such a disparity and polarization of attitudes to cryptocurrency and crypto projects, it’s not surprising that crypto projects and developer communities are relocating themselves to these crypto havens. Maybe hardline countries like Bangladesh, Bolivia, and Egypt will wake up one day and realize that they have excluded themselves from perhaps one of the greatest opportunities of our lifetime. For now, crypto talent is becoming increasingly concentrated in these havens for innovation. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at Costa Rica and explore why this small Central American nation is one of the fastest growing crypto paradises on the planet. How Pro Crypto Is Costa Rica? Cryptocurrency is all about creating and deploying alternative payment systems and enabling it to be used as a medium of exchange. The most powerful medium of exchange is probably the direct trading of a person’s’ time for value. After all, most people need a salary to live on and enabling crypto salary payments means that workers have a real choice to accept cryptocurrency over fiat. Needless to say, in the vast majority of countries in the world prohibit employees from accepting crypto as a means of salary payment. In Costa Rica, things are a little different. It is one of the only countries in the world that employees can legally take their salary in crypto. However, there are terms and conditions attached. In Costa Rica, salary payments up to the minimum wage must be paid in fiat and anything over that can be legally paid in crypto. That means that any salary payments over €383.90 per month can be paid in crypto. Yes, it would be nice for the Costa Rican government to enable crypto payment for any level of salary payment. However, this regulatory stance just goes to show how progressive the country is when it comes to alternative payment methods. Costa Rica’s friendly stance to crypto hasn’t gone unnoticed by blockchain businesses, with many seriously considering relocating, or having moved, to the Central American nation. It is also not surprising that Costa Rican crypto adoption levels are rising quickly and that provides blockchain businesses with a unique opportunity to get feedback on their product from real users. The nation is also home to one of the most biodiverse areas in the world and has some of the most breathtaking scenery. We imagine that the draw of increasing crypto adoption, friendly regulation, and an outstanding environment, will only strengthen and enhance the appeal of this emerging crypto paradise. Source: upackweship.com What Other Factors Make Costa Rica A Crypto Paradise? Unlike tech movements like the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, cryptocurrency is a global phenomenon. This has led to many blockchain projects taking a ‘go anywhere’ approach to business operations, with many trying to secure a presence in key global regions. Infrastructure: Great internet connectivity lies at the heart of every crypto project. However, many countries are dependent on a single fiber optic connection to deliver the bulk of the bandwidth to a single country or region. In 2006, an earthquake in Asia managed to cause damage to both the Asia Pacific Cable Network and the SEA-ME-WE-2 link. The result was a significant disruption to internet service providers in Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong. One of the draws of Costa Rica is that it enjoys one of the best online infrastructure in the world and enjoys access to four major networks: MAYA-1 ARCOS-1 PAC A terrestrial fiber optic network. Source: CINDE This means that unless there is nuclear Armageddon in the region, then chances are that blockchain teams working in Costa Rica will still be able to maintain their networks, manage remote teams from around the world and continue to work on their projects. Costa Rica is also home to one of the biggest renewable energy outputs on the planet. Sure, crypto mining may not be too profitable in early 2019 but 90% of all power produced by the Central American nation comes from renewable sources. This abundance of renewable energy makes Costa Rica one of the more profitable places in the world to mine cryptocurrency. Source: CINDE Politics: For any crypto team wanting a base of operations in the Latin American region, Costa Rica is certainly one of the safest country choices out there. Yes, crypto pioneers like to push new frontiers in tech, however, most teams like to do this in safety. Unfortunately, the Latin American region has be

6 days ago

PR: Bitcoin PR Buzz Announces January PR Sale with $200+ Discounts

Bitcoin Press Release: The world’s first blockchain PR agency Bitcoin PR Buzz is pleased to announce price reductions of up to $200 throughout the month of January. January 14th, 2019 Belize City, Belize, - To celebrate the start of another year for crypto, Bitcoin PR Buzz are offering up to $200 off all PR packages, during January 2019. With over 5 years experience and over 600 clients, Bitcoin PR Buzz has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including ARK, LISK, and UTRUST. Bitcoin PR Buzz’s upgraded Bitcoin press release services include guaranteed publication of not just press releases, but also featured articles on BitcoinNews.com, CCN.com, The Merkle, Coinspeaker, Oracle Times, The Bitcoin News, Cripto Noticias, Criptomoedas Facil, ZYCrypto.com, Bitcoin News Latin America, Brazil, Arabia and Indonesia, and PR publication on 200-400 other online news outlets including Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch, Reuters.com, NBC, Fox, WND.com, Digital Journal, International Business Times, San Diego Tribune, Boston Globe and much more. New Services During the winter of 2018, Bitcoin PR Buzz announced two new services, which join their pre-existing offerings: Social Media Management Services - Covering Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, your university-trained, native English speaking Social Media Manager will provide analytics and take fortnightly conference calls to keep your message and strategy as impactful as possible. Professional Copywriting Service - Research-driven, emotive and engaging copy is Bitcoin PR Buzz’s specialty, and a highly experienced team of writers ensure that work is to the highest of standards. Bitcoin PR Buzz is also now announcing the ability to secure featured articles and interviews on a range of top-tier mainstream news sites, that are created by industry-leading journalists. January Discounts At the end of 2018, Bitcoin PR Buzz reduced package prices by up to $800 and added 200 new sites including Yahoo Finance. In January 2019, Bitcoin PR Buzz is giving clients a further 5% discount on all packages and services which can be paid for in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. This means that some packages now carry a $1,000+ lower price tag than this time in November. For more information please visit the website, or to speak to a London-based Account Manager today, contact the team at contact@bitcoinprbuzz.com. Follow Bitcoin PR Buzz on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BitcoinPRBuzz Keep up to date on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinPRBuzz/ Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bitcoin-pr-buzz/ Media Contact Details Contact Name: Alex Thurston, Bitcoin PR Buzz COO Contact Email: contact@bitcoinprbuzz.com Bitcoin PR Buzz is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post PR: Bitcoin PR Buzz Announces January PR Sale with $200+ Discounts appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

7 days ago

Why Token Sales Are Still Big News For Accelerators

Token sales may still be “extremely viable” in the cryptocurrency economy, according to venture capitalists, as a platform for regulation-compliant sales has been selected for a high-profile accelerator program. Blockchain advisory and consultancy firm Alchemist – which supported projects such as Ethereum (ETH), Lisk (LSK) and Zcash (ZEC) – and the seed accelerator Techstars, announced […]

16 days ago

Lisk / USD Technical Analysis: Unstable Equilibrium

Lisk is bearish in the short-term and remains under immediate downside pressure after breaking under a large triangle pattern Short-term technical indicators are attempting to correct higher Medium-term outlook for Lisk is bearish with daily indicators showing scope for further losses Lisk / USD Short-term price analysis In the short-term, Lisk is bearish after recently falling under a well-defined descending triangle pattern on the four-hour time frame. Furthermore, the LSK / USD pair briefly traded below the December 15th trading low last week, further highlighting the bearish nature of the cryptocurrency. In the near-term, price is trading within a smaller triangle pattern, with short-term technical indicators turning higher across the four-hour time frame. A technical re-test of the recently broken descending triangle pattern cannot be ruled out in the near-term. Pattern Watch Aside from the previously mentioned triangle patterns, traders should watch for further breaks under the December 15th trading low as it will likely signal further downside in the LSK / USD pair. LSK / USD H4 Chart (Source: TradingView) Key Moving Averages The LSK / USD pair has recovered above its 50-period moving average on the mentioned time frame; this is indicating that bullish momentum is gathering pace. Stochastic + MACD The Stochastic indicator on the four-hour time frame is starting to correct higher and has some distance before it moves into overbought territory, while the MACD indicator is inconclusive at present. Lisk / USD Medium-term price analysis In the medium-term, Lisk is overwhelmingly bearish and risks further extended losses below its current 2019 trading low. Technical indicators on the daily time frame remain neutral, indicating that a long-term price floor may not yet be established in the LSK / USD pair. A failed inverted head and shoulders pattern is starting to emerge across the daily time frame. If the LSK / USD pair starts to perform daily price closes below the December 15th trading low, a further decline equal to fifty per cent of Lisk’s current market capitalization could occur over the medium-term. Pattern Watch Medium-term traders should watch for a break below the December 15th trading low as a confirmation signal that selling pressure is building. Any sustained moves above the upper trendline on the daily time frame are likely to signal that bearish momentum is starting to subside. LSK / USD Daily Chart (Source: TradingView) MACD + RSI Both the MACD and Relative Strength Index are at neutral levels, which is a helpful indication that the LSK / USD pair has yet to reach extreme oversold conditions. Moving Averages LSK / USD has remained under its 50-day moving average since September, highlighting the scale of the bear trend and that overall buying demand remains extremely weak. Conclusion Lisk is bearish in the short and medium-term and almost certainly at risk of further substantial losses if sellers start to gain control of the pair below the December 15th trading low. A near-term up move may occur, although it is likely to provide another opportunity for traders that are looking to short the LSK / USD pair in-line with the prevailing trend. [{"date":1517695449000,"value":23.0777,"volume":49081000},{"date":1517781850000,"value":19.5875,"volume":34373000},{"date":1517868248000,"value":16.0651,"volume":46559500},{"date":1517956749000,"value":17.6444,"volume":54129300},{"date":1518043149000,"value":19.3394,"volume":46152300},{"date":1518129548000,"value":23.1191,"volume":84835300},{"date":1518215947000,"value":26.1688,"volume":80193900},{"date":1518302346000,"value":26.8352,"volume":106924000},{"date":1518388746000,"value":26.1933,"volume":60711700},{"date":1518475147000,"value":28.0274,"volume":57078700},{"date":1518561547000,"value":25.5974,"volume":59207100},{"date":1518647946000,"value":28.5711,"volume":79190800},{"date":1518734346000,"value":31.153,"volume":94202800},{"date":1518820746000,"value":31.9828,"volume":75649400},{"date":1518907147000,"value":32.1771,"volume":137912000},{"date":1518993546000,"value":29.9851,"volume":135689000},{"date":1519079946000,"value":29.5614,"volume":115242000},{"date":1519166346000,"value":26.8676,"volume":246971000},{"date":1519253346000,"value":22.3145,"volume":119749000},{"date":1519340347000,"value":21.7593,"volume":89415000},{"date":1519428847000,"value":22.5162,"volume":67253600},{"date":1519515246000,"value":20.8042,"volume":49122500},{"date":1519601646000,"value":20.1823,"volume":38676500},{"date":1519688046000,"value":20.913,"volume":43275700},{"date":1519774446000,"value":20.1604,"volume":40962700},{"date":1519861446000,"value":18.545,"volume":38774800},{"date":1519947847000,"value":20.2303,"volume":68991300},{"date":1520034546000,"value":19.2611,"volume":34781500},{"date":1520120946000,"value":18.8456,"volume":286289

17 days ago

Zilliqa CEO Named Among Featured Speakers at Token2049

Xinshu Dong, the CEO and co-founder of blockchain platform Zilliqa, has been named among the featured speakers at Token2049, which has been dubbed “the premiere crypto event in Asia.” The conference will be held in Hong Kong from March 13-14. In addition to Dong, other speakers include Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee, Lisk President Max Kordek, and aeternity Founder Yanislav Malahov. Among the themes of the conference are non-fungible tokens, crypto venture funds, and Bitcoin mainstream adoption. The event will be held at the Kerry Hotel. (GT)

a month ago

Netherlands-Based Lisk Non-Profit Center for Blockchain Innovation to Open Next Month

Lisk, which is a JavaScript-fueled platform for blockchain applications, has a new home in the Netherlands. The Lisk Center Utrecht, which is a non-profit organization, is complete and will open its doors next month. The new center is a place for entrepreneurs to gather to explore blockchain innovation. It features open booths with stunning views as well as workstations and greenery throughout. A plaque on the wallet of the center marks the generous donations that have been received. Construction on the Lisk Center Utrecht is done, and the team says: “Now we continue to put all our effort on building the blockchain ecosystem.” Lisk is the No. 37 cryptocurrency based on market cap and is under pressure today along with much of the broader crypto market. (GT)

a month ago

Will the fork happen this year and can Lisk guarantee dynamic fees and the DPOS will be changed in 2019

I am interested in hearing an official response as to whether the required fork will be completed in 2019 and the DPOS and dynamic fee change will be part of that fork. The SDK with side chains cannot be released and I do not expect the SDK to be released this year, here is why ..... Last year Lisk said they had released core on it's "scheduled" date, however this was not entirely true because Lisk created their betanet which was not announced prior to the "scheduled" release, it bought time to actually finish it, take a look on the github they refer us to on progress (though it is no gauge of progress in reality). So given the fork, which is required for a working SDK will likely be placed on the same betanet prior to going on the public testnet we'd realistically need to see the fork on Lisk's own betanet by May/June to ensure a 2019 release. Let's assume this is the case we'd realistically expect the fork on the main net by October\\November this allows ample time for full testing. While elements of the SDK may be developed on in tandem with the fork it cannot actually be used until the fork is complete and would require some work after the fork to function on the fork even without side chains. Based on the fact Lisk uses their own betanet as well as the testnet I cannot see how a 2019 working SDK is possible given the existing betanet would need to be re-written for the fork and be fully tested before anything could be tested on it. I am sure a member of the team can clarify issues regarding the fork but I'd like to hear how progress is going with the development of the fork itself and if we will see if in 2019. I also see no real benefit to marketing to dev at this point if Lisk (behind the scenes) feels this won't happen in 2019 because the SDK with side chains will realistically be at least 6 - 12 months after the fork at least. Once the fork is complete the SDK is fully operational, the devs will come and Lisk will get free marketing from various channels as they achieve the end product, so why waste money at this point if the usable product is some way off, you'd start once the SDK with side chains is in the public test net and those in the industry will be monitoring projects for progress anyway.

a month ago

Lisk Devs Refuse To Paint Rosy Picture: We Have Learned The Hard Way

As the saying goes, if you build it, they will come. Blockchain application platform Lisk hasn’t built its key tool yet. Nonetheless, the community has shown up. Lisk is building a Sidechain Development Kit (SDK), which will make it easy for JavaScript developers to “deploy their own sidechain and develop blockchain applications on top of it.” There’s only one problem. After a series of missed deadlines, there’s no ETA for the delivery of this tool, the first iteration of which will be in alpha format. The lack of a specific timeline has been a source of frustration in the community. The LSK cryptocurrency, however, has managed to trade among the biggest altcoins, with a current market cap of nearly $141 million on CryptoCompare. Nonetheless, rather than sit idly by the community has taken matters into their own hands by placing bets, or at least offering dates for when they would like to see SDK launched, or else. They are not the only ones who noticed. Lisk Is In Good Company William Mougayar is the author of “The Business Blockchain” with a foreword by Vitalik Buterin. He has produced a graphic of blockchain projects based on their marketing prowess broken down into a trio of categories — Right Marketed, Under Marketed, and Over Marketed, the latter of which Lisk is grouped under. Marketing Reality in Blockchain. Following my post on Blockchain Marketing, I've classified some projects in 3 buckets: Right, Under & Over Marketed. It is based on their own or community-driven activity. I understand some will push back, but this is how I view the market today. pic.twitter.com/dWGncKajQl — William Mougayar (@wmougayar) January 20, 2019 According to Mougayar, “over-marketed means the claims are ahead of delivery or being hyped.” The designation has prompted a response by the Lisk team, which surprisingly agreed with Mougayar’s assessment. Lisk Head of Marketing Thomas Schouten said on Reddit: “To a certain degree, I agree with his judgment... I feel that too often our team has predicted progress that could not be delivered in the end. We have learned from this the hard way. “ He went on to explain that this is why the recently updated roadmap avoids any “hard to predict ETAs.” To be fair, Lisk isn’t the only project to have missed past deadlines. Consider Ethereum. Restless Community Nonetheless, this hasn’t stopped the Lisk community from growing restless, fearing that issues surrounding a delegated proof-of-stake (DPOS) system and voting pools with too many delegates for comfort will leave them in the dust. As a result, the community has banded together on social media to set their own expectations for an SDK delivery date with the hopes that the management team will comply. The dates range from Q3 2019 to year-end 2020, with one Redditor threatening to leave if it doesn’t go their way. Despite some participants calling the exercise futile, Lisk Backend Developer Mariusz Serek said he would share it with the development team. Lisk developers are feeling the heat and know it’s time to deliver. The good news is that once they build it, the community is already there. The question is will developers wait around in the interim. The author is invested in digital assets, but none mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Lisk Devs Refuse To Paint Rosy Picture: We Have Learned The Hard Way appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

a month ago

First Bitcoin Marketing Agency BPRB Announces New Year Sale with $200+ Discounts

CoinSpeaker First Bitcoin Marketing Agency BPRB Announces New Year Sale with $200+ Discounts The Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry has come a long way since Satoshi Nakamoto first published the paper on Bitcoin in 2008. As the sector celebrates its tenth anniversary, more and more innovative Blockchain-based solutions, marketplaces, programmable ledgers, VR platforms and decentralized banks announce their entry into the market. While many of the new Blockchain projects are extremely promising, they often need the right PR experience to introduce themselves to the world. Bitcoin PR Buzz (BPRB), the world’s first blockchain PR agency is offering the right mix to projects from around the globe. With over 6 years of successful experience and university-trained campaign managers, BPRB can help any blockchain project achieve lift-off and get recognized within the crypto community and beyond. The company is now offering packages with over $200 discounts to its potential users. Bitcoin PR Buzz provides featured articles and Press Releases on the world’s top crypto publishers, including BitcoinNews, CCN, Coinspeaker, NullTx (Merkle), OracleTimes, and CoinIdol. These partners have a massive audience around the world, including USA, Britain, Brazil, and Argentina. Bitcoin PR Buzz publishes in four different languages and thus helps blockchain companies reach a massive non-English speaking part of the world. Bitcoin PR Buzz also publishes featured pieces on some of the biggest mainstream news outlets in the world including Forbes, Reuters, Fox, Wnd.com, Digital Journal, and The San Diego Tribune. Bitcoin PR Buzz has a network of extremely talented bloggers and writers who work to provide the services that clients need. After giving a massive discount of up to $800 for all PR packages last year, Bitcoin PR Buzz is announcing an expanded list of services including publications on over 200 mainstream news sites and blogs. The new year also sees a further 5% discount on these packages. So, a maximum of $1000 discount can be enjoyed on Bitcoin PR Buzz’s PR packages for the month of January 2019. Additionally, Bitcoin PR Buzz is now also offering Social Media Management Services. Bitcoin PR Buzz’s social media managers can help clients manage, promote and propagate their projects on all major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The company is also offering the service of Professional Copywriting. Bitcoin PR Buzz’s professional copywriting team includes passionate writers who write unique, professional articles, blog posts and PRs. Each piece is checked and edited through a unique workflow that ensures high-quality standards. Bitcoin PR Buzz has worked with some of the most notable names in the Blockchain industry and helped them grow into successful companies that they are now. The company has worked with big names, like UTRUST, LISK, ARK, LUX and over 600 more companies. Now, with an expanded range of services and new growth plan, Bitcoin PR Buzz welcomes new clients to a world of endless possibilities. Blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrencies are the future and they are here to help clients become a part of it. First Bitcoin Marketing Agency BPRB Announces New Year Sale with $200+ Discounts

a month ago

New Year Brings New Offers: Bitcoin PR Buzz Announces Sales of Minimum USD 200

With a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto gave us Bitcoin, the industry has come a long way. Thousands of cryptocurrencies and nearly an equal number of platforms now exist, based on blockchain. With strong competition, a proper marketing and PR strategy can create the right buzz for a platform’s success Bitcoin PR Buzz: The Right Buzz Bitcoin PR Buzz, the oldest blockchain PR agency in the world, celebrates the new year by giving its clients discounts of up to USD200 on all PR packages during January. With over 5 years of experience, the firm has the right blend of expert writers, industry connections and marketing strategy to help bring the message to the right audience. The upgraded services guarantee not only press releases, but featured articles on the biggest crypto news platforms, such as BitcoinNews.com, CCN, Coinspeaker, The Merkle and Oracle Times. Bitcoin PR Buzz also caters to the Latin, Arab and Asian markets, through publications on Bitcoin News Latin America, Brazil, Arabia and Indonesia. Along aside from these, Bitcoin PR Buzz also publishes on other major news outlets such as Yahoo Finance, Reuters, NBC, Fox, WND.com, Boston Globe, Digital Journal and San Diego Tribune. Expanded Services Going beyond simple press releases and articles, Bitcoin PR Buzz spread its wings in 2018, by offering two new services: Professional Copywriting: Powered by a team of passionate writers, Bitcoin PR Buzz specializes in creating unique, professional looking articles that are top notch in quality and content. Each document goes through a quality and fact checking before being finalized to ensure every single work holds to the highest of standards. Social Media Management Services: Humans are a social being. Connecting with potential clients is made easy through Bitcoin PR Buzz’s university trained Social Media Manager who connects to people through major channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others. A biweekly update keeps clients aware at all times. New Year Sale Bitcoin PR Buzz had already reduced its pricing for up to USD 800 for all packages in its winter campaign last year, with options of publications to nearly additional 200 news platforms. The new year sees another 5% discounts on all packages. This means some services are offering a combined discount in excess of USD 1,000. Bitcoin PR Buzz makes it simple for platforms from every part of the world to access their services by accepting payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and many more Cryptocurrencies. About Bitcoin PR Buzz As the first blockchain dedicated press release agency, Bitcoin PR Buzz has served the crypto industry for over 5 years and has a list of satisfied and happy clients that exceed 600 in number. The agency has worked with some of the biggest names in the blockchain sector, such as LISK, ARK and UTRUST. The new discounts is a continued effort of the agency to provide affordable, reliable and fast paced services to the crypto community. For more information on the discounts, services and packages, visit the website or contact a UK based Account Manager. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post New Year Brings New Offers: Bitcoin PR Buzz Announces Sales of Minimum USD 200 appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

a month ago

🔧 We’re pleased to announce the release of #Lisk Core 1.4.0 ...

🔧 We’re pleased to announce the release of #Lisk Core 1.4.0 to Mainnet. This minor release replaces Lisk Build with… https://t.co/WSeDkASyFf

a month ago

Lisk Management: Bitcoin And Alts Traded For Francs

Don’t look now, but Lisk is one of the top performers in today’s rebound. The price has advanced nearly 22% in the last 24 hours, and the trading volume of $7.5 million is more than double yesterday’s action, most of it unfolding on Binance and YoBit. Singapore’s ABCC exchange just listed Lisk, which has a market cap of $172.5 million, in the LSK/ETH trading pair. Today’s gains, however, fail to erase the memory of a sobering year for blockchain startups. The Zug, Switzerland-based Lisk Foundation is now converting crypto into Swiss francs to offset risk. Lisk uses a delegated proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. It’s a JavaScript-fueled platform that is designed with “democratizing developer access to blockchain” in mind, according to Lisk Co-Founder and CEO Max Kordek, in a recent interview with Finance Magnates. Kordek said that “all consensus algorithms are a work in progress.” This was after a former Lisk developer and investor by the handle “4fryn” called Lisk out for having a “broken” DPoS system. 4fryn has since left Sherwood, a popular and profitable Lisk staking pool. Lisk Responds To Bear Market Lisk has since taken the transparency route, and has recently disclosed the state of its Treasury. A Lisk community lead stated: We have the liquidity to fully support our roadmap to the end. That takes into account the hiring requirements, development, and marketing strategies etc. But not without a price. Lisk is cashing out of some of is cryptocurrency holdings, including BTC, even as the bitcoin price appears to have bottomed (at least if you listen to Galaxy Digital’s Michael Novogratz). Kordek explained in a Reddit thread: We are not selling 3000 BTC within one second. We are liquidating slowly over the next few weeks. They are readjusting their portfolio in response to the big bear market of 2018, which has shrunken Treasury sizes and turned the startup landscape on its head. Lisk’s Financial Strategy In 2019 In a show of transparency, Lisk’s Kordek shared with the community the “financial strategy of 2019.” The Lisk Foundation has been hunting for ways to diversify amid the changing market dynamics. They were going for a mix of “stable” and “volatile assets,” and in doing so decided that “converting a portion of our bitcoin and altcoin holdings into Swiss francs” was the answer. Despite the selling, Lisk will hold onto 3,000 BTC and all 7 million of its LSK tokens. As a result of the diversification, the Lisk Foundation will also hold 12 million Swiss francs. Ironically, Lisk developers recently expanded what they call a “richlist” to include historical data. As one Reddit member pointed out and the Lisk moderator confirmed: “There are only 218 addresses that hold more than $100,000 USD worth of LSK.” That is, unless the owners of those addresses take a page out of the Lisk team’s book and convert to fiat. The author is invested in digital assets, including ETH which is mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Lisk Management: Bitcoin And Alts Traded For Francs appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

2 months ago

Crypto 2019: Experts Predict Adoption But Also Losses

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

2 months ago

Japan’s Monex Group Launching Crypto Exchange in the US

Monex Group, a major Japanese financial services company and the parent company of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has unveiled its plan to launch a crypto exchange in the U.S. next quarter. The company has also shared its expansion plans for Coincheck in Japan. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations U.S. Expansion Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Monex Group (8698.T) held a business strategy briefing session on Wednesday to outline its U.S. expansion plan through its subsidiary Tradestation. Oki Matsumoto. The group acquired Coincheck, one of Japan’s largest crypto exchanges, after it was hacked in January. Tradestation, a U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiary of the group, offers online electronic brokerage services to individual and institutional traders. Monex CEO Oki Matsumoto said at the briefing that Tradestation “plans to offer virtual currency transactions ... in the first quarter of 2019,” Reuters reported. Tradestation CEO John Bartleman was quoted by Coin Post as saying: For cryptocurrency business, we have been preparing the virtual currency service in the U.S. for the past several months. We believe it can start in the first quarter of 2019. According to Cointelegraph Japan, the new U.S. exchange will list the top five cryptocurrencies but the actual list has yet to be finalized. In addition, the company is in the process of acquiring money transmitter licenses in all U.S. states. In December last year, Tradestation began offering the trading of bitcoin futures contracts by the Cboe Futures Exchange. Expansion Plans for Japan Matsumoto also provided an update on Coincheck’s application to register as a cryptocurrency operator with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). “We have been consulting with the Financial Services Agency” about registration, he said, emphasizing that Coincheck resumed its exchange business last month. Currently, the exchange supports the trading of BTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, LSK, FCT, XRP, XEM, and LTC. Coincheck is categorized as a deemed dealer which means it has been allowed by the FSA to operate a crypto exchange while its application is being reviewed. Currently, there are 16 registered crypto exchanges in Japan and three deemed dealers. Monex detailed that since the acquisition of Coincheck, many improvements have been made to the platform, including a change in the management structure and delisting anonymous cryptocurrencies. Nikkei Asian Review reported Coincheck’s President Toshihiko Katsuya explaining on Wednesday: Coincheck plans to expand its services beyond trading into areas such as payments and transfers. What do you think of Monex Group’s plans to expand in the U.S. and Japan? Let us know in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Monex Group, Tradestation, and Coincheck. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post Japan’s Monex Group Launching Crypto Exchange in the US appeared first on Bitcoin News.

2 months ago

New Project - MADANA @MADANA_HQ is the first ever ICO and Si...

New Project - MADANA @MADANA_HQ is the first ever ICO and Sidechain project on the Lisk Blockchain. Forecast now:… https://t.co/iVxMakXLcv

2 months ago

Most Promising Altcoins For 2019

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

3 months ago

Top Cryptocurrency Exchange Listings of The Day

Cryptocurrency exchanges are expanding with new listing and updates. Let’s take a look at the top trading platforms opening up the support for new trading pairs and other altcoins. Binance Creates Unified Stablecoin Market Top exchange of cryptocurrency market, Binance has announced the support for unified stable coin market. The exchange is welcoming USDT as the first token that will show the change and will be listed as USDⓈ - in specific the encircles S will denote this stable coin. “Binance has renamed the USDT Market (USDT) to now be a combined Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ). This is to support more trading pairs with different stablecoins offered as a base pair. Please note that USDⓈ is not a new stablecoin: it is the symbol of Binance’s new stablecoin market.” KuCoin listed LISK The trading platform which was in quite in recent bulletin due to its funding round of $20 million is now supporting yet another cryptocurrency. According to the official announcement, LISK will be traded in pairs of ETH and BTH. The report quoted the trading schedule as; Lisk (LSK) Buying order: 17:30 November 27, 2018 (UTC+8) Lisk (LSK) Selling order: 18:00 November 27, 2018 (UTC+8) Lisk (LSK) Withdrawal: 18:00 November 28, 2018 (UTC+8) Bittrex Exchange Added Bitcoin SV The latest fork of Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV can be available on world’s top cryptocurrency exchange, Bittrex. Bitcoin SV which has recently entered in a list of top 10 cryptocurrencies, is now getting listed on Bittrex with pairs of USDT and ETH. The news first broke out following the official twitter handle of Bittrex which states as; New Market Update: The USDT-BSV and ETH-BSV markets are now open for trading on @BittrexExchange. For more information about Bitcoin SV (BSV) visit: https://t.co/dDuAK9jXnG pic.twitter.com/0XQjhMMm5y — Bittrex (@BittrexExchange) November 27, 2018 Bitfinex Supports Tether with Fiat Pair With stablecoin on hype, Bitfinex has released yet another announcement today. According to the latest release, Bitfinex user’s wallet can now support fiat-to-Tether trading - by paring Tether Dollars (USDT) and Tether Euros (EURT). The blog reads as; Continuing our heritage of providing a neutral, coin-agnostic platform, from today Bitfinex users will be able to trade Tether-fiat directly on our platform through the addition of USDT/USD and EURT/EUR Tether trading pairs. This replaces the previous 1:1 conversion on deposits and withdrawals provided by Bitfinex, and reflect the increasing range of choice in the stablecoin market and demands from our consumers. From today onwards, Bitfinex customers will be able to trade Tether-fiat directly on our platform through the addition of USDT/USD and EURT/EUR Tether trading pairs. To find out more, see https://t.co/KAzPciUwqJ. pic.twitter.com/efvJBVzlgJ — Bitfinex (@bitfinex) November 27, 2018 Paxos Standard (PAX) As Base Pair on Binance Beside a unified stable market, Binance has integrated Paxo standard (PAX) as the base currency. The inclusion of PAX will more likely act as the alternative option to stable coin Tether (USDT). In a statement, Charles Cascarilla, Paxos co-founder and CEO, said in a statement, “Demand for PAX has grown very quickly since we launched just over two months ago, making it clear that traders want a stable, regulated and transparent stablecoin,” As per the sources, PAX can be paired with 385 different cryptocurrencies in near future but at present, the trading will go live paring BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, EOS, and XLM. The post Top Cryptocurrency Exchange Listings of The Day appeared first on Coingape.

3 months ago

KuCoin Exchange Listed Lisk LSK to Their State-Of-The-Art-Platform

KuCoin exchange announces today that they have listed the transaction currency of the blockchain powered sidechain development platform Lisk. Deposits are now available with supported trading pairs such as LSK/ETH and LSK/BTH. Other trading schedules are as follow: Lisk (LSK) Buying order: 17:30 November 27, 2018 (UTC+8) Lisk (LSK) Selling order: 18:00 November 27, 2018 […]

3 months ago

KuCoin Announces the Listing of Lisk (LSK)

KuCoin announced today that it had listed Lisk intrinsic and transaction token called LSK to their cryptocurrency platform. The platform has now supported trading pairs such as LSK/ETH and LSK/BTC, and other related pairs are also about to come. Reportedly, Lisk(LSK) is a branch of the Crypti project and is a blockchain platform that enables developers to build their decentralized blockchain applications on top of what is known as sidechains. Lisk adopts the consensus algorithm: Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS). It allows for any LSK holder to decide for mainchain delegates who are bound for securing the network. At the press time, Lisk(LSK) is trading at $1.4, up 7.74% in the past 24 hours. (RL)

3 months ago

Lisk (LSK) Scores a Listing on KuCoin Exchange in the BTC and ETH Markets

Lisk, which is a Javascript-fueled blockchain platform, has scored a listing on cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin. Lisk will be available for trading in the LSK/BTC and LSK/ETH pairs. Trading begins on Nov. 27 and withdrawals will be enabled on Nov. 28. KuCoin’s trading volume hovers at approximately $11 million over the last 24 hours. LSK is down fractionally today on volume of $3.9 million. Social media followers applauded the addition of Lisk on KuCoin. (GT)

3 months ago

Victim of the ‘Biggest Crypto Theft in History’ Coincheck Resumes XRP Trading

CoinSpeaker Victim of the ‘Biggest Crypto Theft in History’ Coincheck Resumes XRP Trading Ten months ago Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, now a subsidiary of the Japanese financial services giant Monex Group, was widely discussed, nevertheless, given the reason for it, it is difficult to say that the team behind the platform was satisfied with such a popularity. Coincheck became a victim of hackers, as a result of their attack it lost funds worth over $530 million in NEM tokens. The attack was later considered to be the biggest crypto theft in the history and resulted into increased regulatory scrutiny of crypto exchanges in the country. Coincheck Now Nevertheless, step-by-step Coincheck has managed to come back. After the theft, the platform started to take recovery measures and to distribute reparations to clients who had lost their funds. In spring, the exchange accepted a takeover bid by Japanese online brokerage Monex Group Inc. and became its subsidiary. Coincheck was acquired for around $33.5 million. Just recently, it has been revealed that today, on November 26, Coincheck is resuming trading pairs for XRP and Factom (FCT) tokens. The fact that the platform is adding these two cryptocurrencies means that now it has completely renewed its depositing and purchasing offerings for all tradable cryptocurrencies since the moment of their cancellation in January after the theft. What Is Already Done Lately, Coincheck has been actively reviving its services. In late October, platform’s customers got an opportunity to register new accounts and deposit 4 cryptocurrencies. This list included Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Several weeks later, in the middle of November, Coincheck added 3 more options: Ethereum (ETH), NEM (XEM) and Lisk (LSK). As Coinspeaker has reported, the Coincheck’s announcement of adding NEM token to its platform led to NEM’s sudden surge: its price increased by 25 percent. Further Plans In the issued announcement, Coincheck warns its customers that due to increased traffic volumes, some temporary difficulties in accessing the platform or working on it may appear. That’s why the company reserves the right to suspend trading without any prior notice if it is required by the situation. Moreover, according to the platform, they may postpone the resumption of XRP and FCT trading in case something goes wrong. As it has been disclosed by the firm, now the team is exploring a possibility to resume its other services in the near future. Among these services it’s worth mentioning leveraged transactions for new positions, JPY depositing via convenience stores, JPY quick depositing, Coincheck Payment and Coincheck DENKI. Nevertheless, these services will be re-launched only when external experts confirm that the products and the systems of Coincheck are absolutely safe from the technical perspective. It will help to prevent any unexpected situations like the one that happened in January. To learn more about XRP coin, Ripple company and their innovative solutions, please check out our awesome guide. Victim of the ‘Biggest Crypto Theft in History’ Coincheck Resumes XRP Trading

3 months ago

How to Actually Participate in a Blockchain Network (and be Rewarded for it!)

Many popular blockchains of the current generations have problems with centralization, scalability, and unfairness regarding reward distribution. Bitcoin is dominated by Chinese mining pools, Ethereum becomes congested every time a popular ICO or dApp gets launched, and EOS is too centralized, allowing its block producers to do whatever they want with the network. To cut it short, every major blockchain has a flaw. In the long run it is possible that someday all flaws will be fixed, but currently, those who want to use any of the aforementioned blockchains stumble upon these restrictions. So why do they exist in the first place and how can we overcome them? Thanks to the Howtotoken Agency experts for the information and comments provided for this topic. Decentralization trilemma: what to choose? According to Vitalik Buterin, every blockchain can achieve only two out of three particular traits at any one time: scalability, decentralization, and security. There are three major consensus models, three different algorithms of agreement between nodes in a blockchain network, and so far only two models have been employed. These employed models are: Proof-of-Work - Currently used for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and countless other cryptocurrencies. This combines security and decentralization, but it can’t scale because its security relies on hardware resources and the whole network must process one transaction at the time. The transaction is considered final when all nodes have agreed on it. The scalability for PoW means dividing the processing of transactions and the resources between these nodes, thus decreasing security. When you divide a network to X sectors, it’s X times easier to overtake the processing of one of many transactions and insert a faulty one, thus corrupting the whole blockchain. That’s why PoW scalability is currently impossible. Delegated Proof-of-Stake - This one can scale successfully, but it’s not decentralized, and its naming clearly indicates why. The only important resource in a dPoS network is tokens, which mean votes. All network participants who own native tokens should vote for delegates, the main operators of the network, nodes, and processing transactions. Various networks have a different number of delegates, but it’s a finite number anyways. Lisk has 101 delegates, NEO has 13 nodes, and EOS has 21. The necessity to reach a consensus between a small number of nodes speeds up the process of block producing, that’s why dPoS blockchains are fast. But we just can’t call them decentralized. These are the two consensus models, each one with its own weakness. Are these the only flaws? Nope, we’re just getting started. Bitcoin, the kingdom of ASICs. Anyone who’s familiar with crypto probably knows what an ASIC is - a special chip for mining. Bitcoin’s mining pools dominate the network, having 81% of all resources, and most of them use ASICs. There are three consequences to this: An ordinary user can’t vote on changes and has no financial resources to compete with giant mining farms. An ordinary user doesn’t have any motivation to enter this space because he/she knows that they have no chance at getting the mining reward. All rewards go to miners who find blocks and the chance of finding the block is highly dependant on hash power (the amount of power produced by the miner’s hardware), and it also requires some luck to find it. So most network participants have no chance of receiving any coins, even if they endlessly mine blocks. It’s centralized. Most of the mining power is located in China. The combined hash power of the three large mining pools - BTC.com, AntPool and ConnectBTC - owned by one company, Bitmain, is near 51%, which makes the network vulnerable to the well-known 51% attack. Of course, Bitmain (who recently filed for an IPO) doesn’t want to attack the network, because a successful attack would mean the failure of Bitcoin, but a decentralized network shouldn’t place its trust on any given entity or it’s no better than a banking system, right? Anyway, that doesn’t stop it from dictating its will upon the whole network; for example, mining an outdated type of block that are generated faster by their own hardware than the regular blocks. Is this decentralization? Ethereum, the kingdom of slow kitties. Ethereum should be a decentralized smart contracts platform for a myriads of applications that are uncontrolled by any entity, but the truth is that the platform simply can’t handle it. It gets congested every time any significant application, such as CryptoKitties, attracts many users or every time a major ICO is conducted. That is the bottleneck problem of all PoW systems. Bitcoin also has it, but it’s used rather as a store of value, digital gold, so it doesn’t need to have overwhelming transaction speeds. Ethereum is a platform that fails to be a fast platform. It’s currently working on solutions to scale, but it will scale only by 2020. It might not be a problem for developers,

3 months ago

Crypto Arbitrage Today: 20% Profit as Market Volatility Intensifies

Due to all of the wild price swings affecting the cryptocurrency industry last night, arbitrage opportunities are even easier to come by. With greater price gaps also come greater risks unfortunately, as it will be a matter of timing the trades correctly. Even so, these opportunities to make money should not be overlooked by any means, as they can help speculators recover some recent losses. Lisk (Poloniex / LiveCoin) One of the biggest arbitrage gaps to open up throughout this week comes in the form of Lisk. Buying LSK on Poloniex and selling it on LiveCoin can yield profits of up to 8% with relative ease. That is quite spectacular, all things considered, especially because there is so much market volatility right now. Even so, those who are willing to take a gamble can certainly benefit from this arbitrage gap which is shaping up right now. Cardano (Kraken / Gate) The price of Cardano is all over the place at this time, which shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone. More specifically, there is a very good chance this altcoin will remain on shaky legs for some time to come. Until things normalize, buying ADA on Kraken and selling on Gate.io can yield easy profits of up to 2.5%. QTUM (Kraken / Poloniex / Gate) It is pretty interesting to see how QTUM’s prices fluctuating wildly across different exchanges. In the case of Kraken, its price is lower compared to both Poloniex and Gate.io, which makes for a very easy arbitrage opportunity first and foremost. Gains of up to 2.2% are certainly possible to achieve, although this gap may widen as more time progresses. Monero (Kraken / Poloniex/ HitBTC) Numerous trading opportunities are created for XMR today. That is only to be expected, primarily because there is such a large gap between Kraken and all other exchanges, by the look of things. Buying on Kraken and selling on either HitBTC, Poloniex, Gate, or LiveCoin, will yield profits of up to 3.4%. A peculiar market trend, although one that will not necessarily remain in place for very long, depending on overall liquidity. Bitcoin Gold (Koineks / Bitfinex / Gate) Although there was a Bitcoin Gold arbitrage gap just yesterday, it seems that spread has not closed by any means. Instead, there is still a very wide gap between buying on Koineks, CEX, Bitfinex, or HitBTC, and selling on Gate.io. Those who are willing to try and exploit this gap can score profits of up to 20% for very little effort involved. Given the current market circumstances, such a gap may help offset some initial losses for traders. XLM (Kraken / KuCoin / HitBTC) Another day of arbitrage opportunities comes around, and XLM is in the middle of the action once more. The price of XLM across Kraken is significantly lower compared to KuCoin, HitBTC, and Gate. As such, it is only a matter of time until this gap begins to close as more traders begin to take advantage of these opportunities. Until that happens, an easy 2.5% profit is lying ahead. 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. The post Crypto Arbitrage Today: 20% Profit as Market Volatility Intensifies appeared first on NullTX.

3 months ago

Lisk On Sale!

My fellow Liskers, ​ For every upvote I get I will buy a Lisk :) ​ I am not here to FUD, I am not here to FOMO, I am here to say I believe in Lisk. As long as they have developers making commits and the technology is being developed I am rooting for the team. The technology behind Lisk to make it what it needs to be is so immense, difficult, and challenging. They truly are a sleeping giant so long as they continue to develop. ​ Lisk is on sale. When I got in the price was $1.60. It managed to reach almost $50. Now its back down to almost $1.60 again. Thats awesome. If bitcoin keeps dropping down even to $1000USD-BTC we may see Lisk sub $1. However I am happy Lisk is cheap now because I remember when Lisk was $4, or $8, or $12, or $30 and I wish I had more. If you want to sell, panic sell to me.

3 months ago

Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades Its PR Services and Slashes Fees up to $800

Bitcoin PR Buzz, the first blockchain public relations agency in the world has drastically slashed the prices of all its packages and have upgraded its quality of service while also extending its media outreach. With nearly five years experience in the blockchain space, Bitcoin PR Buzz has worked with a lot of credible blockchain projects including Ark, Lisk, UTRUST and others. In a bid to make its services affordable by all, the Bitcoin PR Buzz team has reduced the prices of all its PR packages and has also improved the quality of service. The firm now guarantees publication press releases and featured articles a vast array of highly reputed platforms including ZyCrypto.com, CCN.com, Coinspeaker, Oracle Times, The Bitcoin News, Cripto Noticias, Criptomoedas Facil and a host of others. The Bitcoin PR Buzz Ultimate Press Release distribution package has been slashed by a whopping $100, while the Ultimate Executive package has seen an $800 price reduction, with extra publication points like Yahoo Finance and MarketWatch added to the package. “With these changes, to our core offerings, we are striving to make our market-leading Bitcoin press release service affordable for everyone. I am also very excited to see the great exposure our current and new clients will receive with these package changes,” said Alex Thurston, COO of Bitcoin PR Buzz. Social Media Management Service In addition to its already existing packages, the firm has announced its fully-fledged blockchain social media management service for all clients. The package covers established social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with native English speaking Social Media Managers providing analytics and other services to clients. Copywriting Service Bitcoin PR Buzz has also launched its copywriting service which is targeted at helping clients to craft high-quality content including blog posts, article writing and more. The copywriting service is handled by a team of highly experienced and proficient writers. For more information visit https://bitcoinprbuzz.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitcoinPRBuzz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinPRBuzz/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bitcoin-pr-buzz/ Email: contact@bitcoinprbuzz.com The post Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades Its PR Services and Slashes Fees up to $800 appeared first on ZyCrypto.

3 months ago

Make it or break it: What makes a crypto project viable

Only forty-three ICOs were launched in 2016, which raised over $95 million. Since there were just a few blockchain projects in the market, it was relatively easy to achieve success. NEO, Lisk, DAO, Iconomi, Digix, Waves, and others were among the popular projects that year. NEO, which is often called a Chinese Ethereum, was at the height in those years and managed to attract $4.5 million. The ICO market burst in 2017 when crypto projects began to sprout like mushrooms after the summer rains. Their number significantly grew up to 210. Imagine that startups raised over $3 billion through ICOs last year! The most recognizable ones included EOS, Bancor, Bankex, Filecoin. The latter was the most successful among them and got $257 million. For 2018, 537 ICOs with a total volume of more than $13.7 billion has been conducted over five months, according to the audit firm PwC. The ICOs of EOS and Telegram should be mentioned here since they generated $4.1 billion and $1.7 billion, respectively. Unfortunately, scammers and weak projects without any powerful plans and ideas appeared in the industry together with really cool ICOs. That’s why nearly 50% of them lost based on the study of the consulting and research company GreySpark Partners. Successful ICO is only half the battle. The major task is to turn into viable and strong projects. To reach this goal, the ventures should have a precise idea capable to unite a wide range of like-minded persons. The clear concept allows ICOs to shine and let them move on. What are the most promising projects of 2018? Entrepreneur, a famous American business magazine, named four best blockchain companies of the current year. The authors are confident that these four projects are able to utilize the awesome blockchain technology “in an open, innovative, and professional manner”. Meet AdHive, Blue Whale, VeCap, and the Noah Project. AdHive is an AI-controlled influencer marketing platform. It offers a fully automated, blockchain-based solution for mass placement of native video ads on influencers’ channels. Blue Whale is a decentralized platform for freelancers. Its aim is to create the largest blockchain-driven ecosystem where self-employed people can do what they like and receive their earnings without any problems. The German-based project VeCap is going to struggle with the comfort and security system vulnerabilities employing smart solutions. Founded in 2016, the Noah Project has already gained the credibility of crypto community and successfully reached several milestones on its roadmap. The ultimate goal of the project team is to build an ecosystem powered by blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as gather crypto enthusiasts under the same roof. To bring this idea to life, the Noah Project is going to make their response to the Swill Zug and create a crypto hub in Asia. It is expected to bring together traders, entrepreneurs, and other people interested in cutting-edge technologies and ready to use them. The hub to be called Noah City is now under construction in Horizon Manila, the future largest business district in the Philippines. In addition, the project team is developing a future crypto harbor for travelers, who will be able to utilize digital money not only for business but also for entertainment. Noah Resort will be located at the picturesque Dakak Beach Resort. Guests will get a wonderful chance to relax and participate in various sports activities. Besides, the team has developed a blockchain-based remittance system. Thanks to this solution, overseas workers will be able to reduce their money transfer fees by several times and send more earnings to their families. The Noah Project is based on a token known as Noah Coin, using which users will get various discounts and bonuses. It is currently available on HitBTC, Changelly, BTC-Alpha, Mercatox, Livecoin, and YoBit. What’s more, Noah Coin is listed on CoinPayments, one of the most popular cryptocurrency payment processing platforms. The service supports over 880 cryptocurrencies and allows traders to deal with tokens all over the world. This achievement allowed the team to represent Noah Coin to millions of merchants and strengthen its positions in the market. Gradually meeting its high-flying targets, the Noah Project is firmly moving ahead in order to create a world without bounds and help people enjoy all the wonderful opportunities provided by cryptocurrencies and blockchain. As you see, only those ventures that have distinctive ideas and goals can survive today. The hype times are gone, and the market participants are more exacting now. To learn more about the Noah Project, visit the official website, get in touch with the team in the Telegram chat and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter. This is a paid-for submitted press release. EWN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned

3 months ago

Successful YouTuber and investor Tomasz Rozmus starts his own ICO, launches MVP of crypto exchange TOKENEO

Tomasz Rozmus, a noted trader and investor, has now ventured into a new ICO campaign with the goal of bringing about the paradigm shift in the concept of crypto investment. His proposed cryptocurrency exchange, Tokeneo promises to be the first ever community-owned exchange with 50% of its earnings going to the investors. The MVP of the exchange is now live at Tokeno. Following the conclusion of a token pre-sale where all tokens were sold out in less than 26 hours, Tokeneo is pleased to announce the go-live of their much awaited taken sale. A rapidly growing cryptocurrency exchange, Tokeneo aspires to be a game changer in the global crypto investment space by offering 50% of its income and daily payouts to the investors. A total supply of one hundred million TEO tokens are available during the ongoing token sale that will end on December 30. All contributors stand a chance to receive an attractive discount. The ever-changing state of the current crypto market often creates confusion and apprehension amongst the investors. Tokeneo was created by an experienced trader and investor Tomasz Rozmus as a response to the market’s growing need for an exchange where the investors are directly involved in the financial success of the company. After an extensive market analysis, the team has come up with a platform where the investors will possess 90% of the TEO tokens and receive dividends on a daily basis. Some of the most important benefits of the platform include: Investors control 90% of the TEO tokens Regular passive income for all TEO token holders with a daily payout. Guaranteed 50-50 income distribution between the exchange and investors. Token’s proprietary token TEO is based on the ERC-20 protocol and is compliant with the principles and guidelines for the digital asset generation in the Ethereum network. In order to ensure complete security of the investors and efficiency of the platform, cutting-edge technology has been utilized by Tokeneo. All the technical aspects of the platform will be handled by certified companies. These experts will continuously monitor the processes taking place on the servers and eliminate all risk factors. Within its limited lifespan in the market, Tokeneo has already made noteworthy progress. The company has recently partnered with Poland based Vodka Old-Distillery with the intention of tokenization of their plant. The letter of intent for this partnership was signed on 19th September 2018. Mentioned below are some key facts and figures related to the upcoming Tokeneo token sale. Maximum token supply: 100,000,000 Purchase methods accepted: ETH, BTC, XLM, NEO, WAVES, LSK Soft Cap: $3 Million Hard Cap: $10 Million To participate in the token sale of the world’s first community-owned cryptocurrency exchange, please visit the official website. Sign up on MVP and earn bonus tokens. About: Tokeneo is a Poland based international cryptocurrency project aiming to distribute 50% of its revenue among its backers. All Tokeneo token holders will participate in this process directly just by holding TEO on their Tokeneo wallets. This upcoming venture promises to be the world’s first community-owned cryptocurrency exchange. Contact: Lukasz Janowski, CMO Website Email The post Successful YouTuber and investor Tomasz Rozmus starts his own ICO, launches MVP of crypto exchange TOKENEO appeared first on AMBCrypto.

3 months ago

The Daily: Coincheck Relists Nem, Okex Adds Dong

In this edition of The Daily, we report on Coincheck’s decision to resume nem (XEM) trading and relist two other coins — ether (ETH) and lisk (LSK). Also, Digital asset exchange Okex has added support for the Vietnamese fiat currency on its C2C platform and we cover the reasoning behind the move. Also in The Daily, a Canadian company has reached an exclusive agreement to negotiate the acquisition of a large European cryptocurrency exchange. Also read: Coffee Company to Pay Farmers in Bitcoin, Bitfury’s Latest Investment Nem Price Spikes as Coincheck Resumes Trading Japanese digital asset exchange Coincheck has resumed trading of three digital coins including nem (XEM), the cryptocurrency that was in the focus of arguably the biggest hack in crypto history. Approximately $530 million worth of nem were stolen in the attack on the platform in January of this year. According to its website, Coincheck has also relisted ether (ETH) and lisk (LSK) after a “technical safety confirmation” was obtained in cooperation with external experts. The resumption of XEM deposits, withdrawals and trading resulted in a spike in the price of the cryptocurrency. Its market capitalization briefly surpassed the billion-dollar mark in the hours following the announcement. The market has since corrected itself and after losing almost 10 percent in the last 24 hours, XEM is selling for less than $0.11 at the time of writing and has a capitalization of around $955 million. On Oct. 30, the recently reopened exchange reintroduced bitcoin cash (BCH), bitcoin core (BTC), ethereum classic (ETC), and litecoin (LTC). Okex Adds Support for Vietnamese Dong Cryptocurrency exchange Okex has updated its customer-to-customer (C2C) trading system in order to allow users to place orders in another fiat currency, the Vietnamese dong, according to an announcement published on Tuesday. The Malta-based Chinese company launched its C2C platform last year, a variation of the peer-to-peer model, to enable customers to trade cryptocurrencies using fiat currencies. According to an earlier press release, no additional charges, other than what the users see as a buy/sell price, will be applied. C2C TRADING: We now support Vietnamese Dong (VND) on our Fiat to Token trading platform.#OKExAnnouncement https://t.co/CZ1Gy5efaQ pic.twitter.com/0YFsKmc2eg — OKEx (@OKEx) November 13, 2018 In the past few years, Vietnam has become an important cryptocurrency market and blockchain hub in the region of South East Asia. The country’s government, however, is still undecided on the question of how to regulate the industry and whether to legalize crypto-related transactions. Authorities in Hanoi are currently reviewing several alternative approaches to governing the sector, as news.Bitcoin.com reported recently. These range from imposing a total ban on activities involving digital assets to introducing a relatively lax regulatory regime. Several other platforms, such as Remitano, Mesito and Localbitcoins, are already offering peer-to-peer services for Vietnamese residents. Canadian Company Poised to Acquire Exmo Gover Media Plus, a company incorporated in Canada, has recently signed a Letter of Intent with Exmo, a leading European digital asset trading platform. The non-binding agreement will allow the holding company to exclusively negotiate the terms of the acquisition of the cryptocurrency exchange. According to a press release, the parties will unite their efforts in order to formulate a structure for the proposed transaction, making sure it is cost effective and compliant with legal and regulatory requirements. Upon successful completion, the new entity will continue Exmo’s business activities, providing services to over 2 million users in Europe, North America and Asia, said Roland Bopp, CEO of Gover Media. The news about the upcoming acquisition comes after Exmo’s recent decision to update its deposit/withdrawal terms. The trading platform, popular in countries from the former Soviet space, has increased the fees for some of the available payment options. For example, the commission for withdrawals of funds in Russian rubles to Mastercard and Visa cards has jumped by one percentage point to 6.95 percent plus 100 rubles (~$1.5) per transaction. The fee for Advcash withdrawals in U.S. dollars has been increased as well, from 3.45 percent to 4.45 percent. The applicable commission for ruble withdrawals to Payeer accounts has been cut down to 1.95 percent. What are your thoughts on today’s news tidbits? Tell us in the comments section. Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Smartmockups. Make sure you do not miss any important Bitcoin-related news! Follow our news feed any which way you prefer; via Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, RSS or email (scroll down to the bottom of this page to subscribe). We’ve got daily, weekly and quarterly summaries in newsletter form. Bitcoin never sleeps. Neither do we. The post The Daily: Coincheck Relists Nem, Okex Adds Dong appeared first on

3 months ago

PR: Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades PR Services Drops Price up to $800

Bitcoin Press Release: The first blockchain PR agency in the world, Bitcoin PR Buzz has reduced package prices, expanded its media outreach capabilities and upgraded its services. November 7th, 2018, Belize City, Belize - As the original Bitcoin PR agency with over 4 years experience and over 600 clients, Bitcoin PR Buzz has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Ark, Lisk and UTRUST. The team is excited to announce new and improved PR packs, as well as reduced pricing of up to $800 off all flagship Bitcoin press release services going forward. Bitcoin PR Buzz’s upgraded Bitcoin press release services include guaranteed publication of not just press releases, but also featured articles on BitcoinNews.com, CCN.com, The Merkle, Coinspeaker, Oracle Times, The Bitcoin News, Cripto Noticias, Criptomoedas Facil, ZYCrypto.com, Bitcoin News Latin America, Brazil, Arabia and Indonesia, and PR publication on 200-400 other online news outlets including Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch, Reuters.com, NBC, Fox, WND.com, Digital Journal, International Business Times, San Diego Tribune, Boston Globe and much more. Bitcoin PR Buzz is announcing a price reduction on two of these packages. The Ultimate Press Release distribution package has been reduced by $100, while the popular Ultimate Executive package has been reduced by $800. Extra publication points now also include Yahoo Finance and Marketwatch, as well as all of the above. Alex Thurston, COO at Bitcoin PR Buzz said: “With these changes to our core offerings, we are striving to make our market-leading Bitcoin press release service affordable for everyone. I am also very excited to see the great exposure our current and new clients will receive with these package changes!“ For more information about Bitcoin PR Buzz’s new PR packs please click here, or email contact@bitcoinprbuzz.com to hear back from a dedicated account manager within 24 business hours. Social Media Management Service Bitcoin PR Buzz is also pleased to announce a fully-fledged Blockchain social media management service. Having worked with big names including BitcoinNews.com, Bitcoin PR Buzz has developed a comprehensive social media strategy and delivery service, which is now available for all clients.Covering Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, your university-trained, native English speaking Social Media Manager will provide analytics and take fortnightly conference calls to keep your message and strategy as impactful as possible. Copywriting Service As part of the service upgrade, Bitcoin PR Buzz has also launched a copywriting service for clients seeking talented writers who produce high-quality content. This includes blog posts, ghostwriting, article writing and much more. Research driven, emotive and engaging copy is Bitcoin PR Buzz’s specialty, and a highly experienced team of writers ensure that work is to the highest of standards. Learn more about Bitcoin PR Buzz - https://bitcoinprbuzz.com/ Follow Bitcoin PR Buzz on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BitcoinPRBuzz Connect on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinPRBuzz/ Connect With Bitcoin PR Buzz on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bitcoin-pr-buzz/ Media Contact Details Name: Alex Thurston, Bitcoin PR Buzz COO Email: contact@bitcoinprbuzz.com Bitcoin PR Buzz is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post PR: Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades PR Services Drops Price up to $800 appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

3 months ago

Picking the Right Altcoin in Anticipation of a Bullish Market

The cryptocurrency market, after reaching all-time highs last year, came crashing down throughout most of 2018. The downward spiral resulted in some cryptocurrencies losing anywhere between 90-100% of the gains made during the previous year. The scene has since then changed, and the market has stabilized to a great extent. As we inch closer towards the end of the year, the community is waiting for the much-anticipated bullish market run that has occurred in the previous years. Historic trends show many of the virtual currencies performing well towards the last quarter of the year. The cryptocurrency industry as a whole has undergone transformation and the growth of assets is no longer dependent on promising ICOs and their whitepapers, but real-world applications of the blockchain platforms and their respective cryptos. In this new phase, in order to make profits during the bull-run, the community has to conduct sufficient due-diligence while purchasing the tokens. Choosing the Right Altcoin The flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is no longer the preferred investment option for traders, unless looking for long-term storage of value. Bitcoin has become the epitome of stability in the cryptocurrency market (excluding stablecoins), as its price is least affected by day to day developments in the crypto sector. This leaves altcoins as the preferred investment option, and there are a few things one has to consider before picking the right altcoins. A Few Options Investors should consider actual use cases of altcoins in real-world scenarios, market cap, the reputation of the team behind it and historic trends. Currently, there are three altcoins, Stellar Lumen (XLM), Lisk (LSK) and NAGA Coin (NGC), showcasing huge potential which makes them worth looking into. Stellar Stellar is designed as a decentralized financial protocol fueled by its native lumen (XLM) tokens. The platform is positioned as a competitor of Ripple (XRP) and has gained significant ground as of late. Stellar recently announced the official mainnet launch of StellarX - a zero-fee decentralized crypto exchange based on its own protocol. Lisk Similarly, Lisk is a blockchain platform that enables developers to create dApps. In recent days, Lisk has relaunched itself and migrated to the mainnet. The Lisk Ecosystem includes components like Lisk Core, Lisk Elements, Lisk Commander and Lisk Hub, which will all be updated. NAGA COIN NAGA Coin (NGC) backed by The NAGA Group AG, a publicly traded company, is the preferred currency of the entire NAGA Ecosystem which provides a suite of products and services for the community. NAGA Coin works seamlessly with the predominant fiat ecosystem by enabling users to access funds in three different currencies via USD, GBP, and EUR. NAGA Wallet handles multiple fiat and cryptocurrencies, acts as one application to manage a user’s entire finances within the NAGA Ecosystem. NAGA Card complements the wallet, by providing an easy way to spend the funds, just like any other credit or debit card, all over the globe. And then there is NAGA Trader - a platform to trade a wide range of instruments including commodities, futures, cryptocurrencies, forex, stocks etc., while NAGA Virtual - provides the necessary trading and marketplace infrastructure for traders, gaming enthusiasts and even game studios to list, sell, purchase and trade virtual products. Market Cap and Price Trend When it comes to the use cases, NGC tops both XLM and LSK which signifies a potential rise in demand in the future and hence value. However, XLM tops the charts with a market cap of over $5.5 billion, followed by LSK at $362 million and NAGA at $17 million. XLM is well established and has gained recognition from mainstream financial institutions, and it has been around for a long time. LSK has been through its ups and downs but developers are gradually starting to accept it. NGC being the recent entrant to the segment will still take some time to achieve higher market caps, but signs show that it is sure to get there. And finally, when the price trend of all the three altcoins over the past few months is considered, NAGA has shown great stability even at times of distress in the market, which certainly works in its favor. Taking all the factors into consideration, one can pick their favorite altcoin and prepare themselves to make the most out of the upcoming, inevitable bull-run. The post Picking the Right Altcoin in Anticipation of a Bullish Market appeared first on NewsBTC.

3 months ago

NEM Redemption: XEM Rises On Coincheck Relisting

A Japanese exchange was hacked at the start of the year. In one Friday morning, thieves managed to steal more than $530m worth of NEM (XEM) from Coincheck. It remains the largest-scale theft based on contemporary prices, even surpassing the Mt. Gox hack in 2014. But in a surprise move, Coincheck has relisted NEM on its servers, sending the XEM market cap briefly above the billion-dollar mark for the first time in more than two months. 24-hr XEM price movements. Via CoinMarketCap.com Within 90 minutes, the price for individual XEM tokens went from just above $0.09 to a high point of $0.11. A rise of two cents per coin may not sound that much, but it translated into a $200m rise in the coin’s market cap. NEM’s total value started the day at approximately $830m and managed to break past the billion-dollar mark for the first time since early September. The price has since corrected back: NEM tokens were trading at $0.10, giving them a total value of $960m, at the time of writing. A relisting explains why the NEM price is up Coincheck announced not more than a few hours ago that it was relisting NEM, along with the other virtual currencies, Lisk (LSK) and Ether (ETH). In an announcement made this morning, the exchange said it had resumed new account opening and trading activity on its platform. “[Coincheck] resumed new account opening and payment/purchase of some virtual currencies on October 30, 2018,” the exchange announced on their website. “With regard to ETH, XEM, and LSK, technical safety confirmation has been completed with the cooperation of external experts and we have resumed payment/purchase of the virtual currency from November 12, 2018.” This had been the second tranche of virtual currencies to be reintroduced onto the exchange. Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) had all been relisted on October 30th. The second group was admitted after Coincheck completed its own technical safety checks as well as checking with project teams. The Coincheck Hack The New Economy Movement (NEM, for short) is a smart contract-ready platform for dApp development, similar to Ethereum. Founded in 2015, the platform uses its own consensus algorithm known as Proof-of-Importance, which weights a node’s influence based on network activity, as well as their wallet balance. This means active nodes can sometimes have more network authority than their richer, passive counterparts. There have been other exchange hacks since then, but the Coincheck hack stood out. This is partly because it was the most expensive theft on a cryptocurrency exchange, so far. Although Mt.Gox thieves made off with more than 800,000 BTC in early 2014, when one bitcoin had a value of around $700, this worked out to only $450m. Hackers stole more than 520m XEM coins from Coincheck, which at the contemporary NEM price was worth $534m. The hack also highlighted that some exchanges fall far short of the appropriate security precautions. Coincheck’s entire NEM holdings were held in online reserves, otherwise known as ‘hot’ wallets. Although useful for spot trading, assets held online are far more vulnerable than those held offline in ‘cold’ wallets. Hackers managed to drain almost all of Coincheck’s NEM reserves before site administrators realized they were under attack. Closure on the hack The sudden NEM price rise puts XEM among the top rising coins of the day. Virtual currencies listed on Coincheck have trading pairs with the Japanese Yen. This makes it easier for capital, not currently invested in crypto, to enter the sector. There has also been a mild rise in Lisk’s value, up by around 2% since yesterday. Similar market reactions occur whenever Coinbase announces a new listing, but the same also happens for other fiat-crypto exchanges. Tron’s (TRX) market cap went up by more than a billion dollars after it was listed on Bithumb in early April. Coincheck’s new owners, the Japanese financial services conglomerate, Monex Group, will be wanting to put the exchange’s past firmly behind them. By relisting NEM today, Coincheck wants to finally close the chapter on what must have been a trying ten months. Learning from past mistakes, the exchange hopes traders old and new will give them a second chance. The author is invested in BTC and ETH, which are mentioned in this article. The post NEM Redemption: XEM Rises On Coincheck Relisting appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

3 months ago

NEM [XEM] rises by 12% after Coincheck resumes services

NEM [XEM], the seventeenth-largest cryptocurrency based on market cap, shot up by more than 12.55% in the past 24 hours. The coin rose in the market despite most of the coins staying in the bear’s kingdom. According to CoinMarketCap, the coin was trading at $0.107 with a market cap of $965 million. The coin has a trade volume of $30 million and has surged by 13.82% in the past seven days. The trade volume for the coin is pouring in from Binance, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, with XEM/BTC pairs. It is followed by Zaif, a popular Japanese exchange which was recently hacked, with XEM/JYP pairs. The other exchanges in the top 5 are Upbit, Poloniex and Bittrex respectively. NEM [XEM] price chart | Source: CoinMarketCapEarlier today, NEM announced that Coincheck, a leading Japanese exchange platform, will be resuming their trading services for the coin today, November 12. The cryptocurrency rose in the market prior to the announcement by the NEM team. NEM said on Twitter: “#Coincheck resumed $XEM activities today! “ Coincheck announced on their official website: “Coin Check Co., Ltd. resumed new account opening and payment / purchase of some virtual currencies on October 30, 2018, With regard to ETH, XEM and LSK, technical safety confirmation has been completed with the cooperation of external experts and we have resumed payment / purchase of the virtual currency from November 12, 2018 I will inform you that.” The exchange had lost $500 million worth NEM [XEM] tokens due to a hack earlier this year. The hack took place in early January 2018, when all the cryptocurrencies were on the bright side of the market. Almost 6% of the circulating tokens were compromised to the hack. This was noted as the biggest hack to take place in the cryptocurrency market after Mt. Gox. According to reports, the tokens were converted on the darknet and were either encashed or converted to other cryptocurrencies. Post the hack, the NEM team helped the exchange as they had the mechanism to track the wallets which had the stolen funds. However, this came to an end as the hackers started to send some of the stolen funds to ‘innocent wallets’, resulting in the team tracking their wallets as well. More so, the exchange did not have a license by the Financial Services Authority [JFSA] to conduct operations related to cryptocurrencies at the time of the hack. Nonetheless, Coincheck had agreed to distibute $440 million to over 260,000 users, who were affected by the hack. The post NEM [XEM] rises by 12% after Coincheck resumes services appeared first on AMBCrypto.

3 months ago

Lisk Price Targets $3 Level in Surprise Uptrend

There appears to be a lot of crazy cryptocurrency market momentum brewing at this time. All altcoins are either up in value or still getting battered. In the case of Lisk, its price is going up significantly over the past few hours, although it remains to be seen how long this trend will remain in place. Surpassing $3 is certainly possible under the current circumstances, albeit there is still a long way to go. Lisk Price Trend Shapes up Nicely It has been a while since people looked at the Lisk price for some time, but that situation may come to change in the very near future. More specifically, it seems there is a genuine demand for LSK at this time, despite a relatively weak trading volume. This trend is very similar to what is happening to NEM at this time, as its price momentum doesn’t make much sense whatsoever. In the case of Lisk, there is a 4% increase in USD value and a 3.5% gain over Bitcoin. Both of these trends are rather promising, although they have not been set in stone just yet. Instead, there is a good chance things will fall apart fairly quickly unless the LSK trading volume picks up the pace in the near future. Some people are convinced this is only the beginning of a massive Lisk price uptrend. For F. Abadeer, LSK is the “pick of the month” due to its technical analysis and price predictions. While that is a commendable outlook on this particular altcoin, one also has to wonder how long this trend will remain in place. Technical analysis only works half of the time for most altcoins, especially when a sharp rise materializes out of nowhere. Crazy pick of this month sure will be #LSK#Lisk has got the full package of TA and price analyses to go up.#Bitcoin #Cryptocurrency — F.Abadeer (@Fady_BTC) November 12, 2018 One development working in favor of Lisk, as well as NEM, is how Coincheck is seemingly intent on resuming the services associated with this particular altcoin. That is a positive development for both currencies, but also for the entire cryptocurrency industry. Coincheck suffered a major hack earlier this year, and it is good to see the company get its act together once again. #coincheck の #XEM #LSK 入金購入再開で両コインが、 これは coincheckで #XRP が再開したらと考えるとウズウズするお。 pic.twitter.com/PBv9ykQTzT — 2016mkt@RIPPLieman (@2016mkt) November 12, 2018 Those who are not necessarily intent on trading Lisk for the long-term but rather prefer quick profits, a juicy arbitrage opportunity has arisen. Buying LSk on Poloniex and selling it on YoBit can yield a very respectable profit for doing virtually nothing. Even so, the latter exchange doesn’t necessarily have the most volume either, this it remains to be seen how long this arbitrage opportunity remains in place. #LSKBuy at #Poloniex and sell at #YoBit. Ratio: 2.57%#bitcoin #arbitrage #arbitraj #arbingtool https://t.co/xiFUPzcOcC — Arbing Tool (@ArbingTool) November 12, 2018 Based on the current statistics, it appears to be a matter of time until the Lisk price either breaks #3 or drops back to $2.85 or lower. Anything can happen in the cryptocurrency world right now, and it will mainly depend on Bitcoin’s momentum first and foremost. So far, that looks semi-promising at this stage, although it is still too early to draw any real conclusions in this regard. 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 Lisk Price Targets $3 Level in Surprise Uptrend appeared first on NullTX.

3 months ago

World First Bitcoin PR Agency Bitcoin PR Buzz Rolls out New Service Upgrades and Price Reductions of Up to $800

The blockchain industry has seen unprecedented growth over the past few years and now startups and enterprises are emerging from every corner of the globe into the mainstream. Marketing Demands For a decade now, blockchain technology has been an experimental, creative and highly innovative industry, one that requires constant exposure as provided by PR firms and media outlets. However, blockchain is often misunderstood, misinterpreted and underrepresented, which makes the traditional PR firms a less than desirable option. In a nascent sector, it is fundamental to have the right minds behind every project and that includes the right minds to promote the project. There are plenty of PR companies now offering their services to blockchain companies, but very few were built from the beginning with bitcoin and blockchain at their core. World-Class Bitcoin PR Buzz (BPRB) is the first PR firm with blockchain technology as its sole focus and expertise. The original Bitcoin PR agency has relished in four years of service to the industry, providing over 500 clients with press releases and featured articles that have seen their respective companies take off. Ark, Lisk, and UTRUST are a part of this extensive client list that has had their work published to a diverse range of over 200 online news outlets. Bitcoin RP Buzz guarantees publication on a mix of industry-specific and mainstream outlets such as BitcoinNews.com, CCN and Coinspeaker.com, and some new additions which include Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch and Reuters.com. With this, companies receive maximum exposure, simply by utilizing BPRB’s world-class services, partners and deeply connected press release distribution network. As passionate blockchain enthusiasts from inception, BPRB’s team has strived to promote the next generation technology, believing its global impact will be on par with the internet. Knowing this, BPRB understands the industry evolves at a rapid pace, and to remain a world leader, it has to do so also. Service Upgrades and Price Reductions BPRB has recently announced the rollout of two new services that not only produce results but also to give blockchain enterprises more time to focus on their projects. Firstly, BPRB has been trialing a social-media management service a few clients such BitcoinNews.com, and have now developed a fully-fledged service that includes a comprehensive social media strategy and delivery service that is available to all clients. BPRB will provide clients with a native English speaking university-trained social media manager who will cover Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as provide regular analytics, conference calls to keep messaging and strategy on target, and numerous other service perks. Secondly, BPRB specialty is producing research-driven and emotive content, which has now been expanded into a copywriting service that utilizes an extraordinarily talented staff of writers, who will be providing clients with high-quality content, for blog posts, ghostwriting, article writing and much more. BPRB has also slashed the pricing of its flagship packages by up to $800 from this point on. The Ultimate Press Release package has been reduced by $100, the Ultimate Executive by $800, and the Platinum Executive by $500 The standards set by BPRB leave little to no competition in this field, with price reductions and service expansions, it is likely to remain this way for some time, catch the buzz yourself on the official Bitcoin PR Buzz website here.Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post World First Bitcoin PR Agency Bitcoin PR Buzz Rolls out New Service Upgrades and Price Reductions of Up to $800 appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

3 months ago

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

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

3 months ago

Roger Ver Headlines Blockchain Life, Russia's Biggest Crypto Mining Conference

The Blockchain Life 2018 conference is currently unfolding in St. Petersburg, Russia. The event, which will conclude on Nov. 8, is marketed as the “biggest international forum on blockchain, cryptocurrency, and mining in Russia and Eastern Europe.” More than 5,000 participants are expected. The event is designed to teach participants how to make money in the crypto and blockchain space. Speakers include Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver as well as representatives from Bitcoin Gold, NEM Russia, Lisk and more in addition to leading cryptocurrency traders and miners. Ver's presentation topic is: "How will crypto change the world?" (GT)

3 months ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Bitcoin Rallies to $6,615 and Bitcoin Cash Pumps Before Next Week’s Hard Fork

The State of The Market — November 7, 2018 BTC: $6,528.88 (+1.32%) ETH: $218.08 (+1.60%) XRP: $0.5338 (+0.96%) The cryptocurrency market is holding on to yesterday’s gains and Bitcoin now trades slightly above $6,500 after topping out at $6,615 yesterday. Ethereum surprised investors by rallying to $225 and currently the altcoin trades above $215. XRP also continued to gain and now trades above $0.50. Currently, the total market cap is $219 billion. In other news, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) surged above $600 as its November 15 hard fork approaches and a report from the Blockchain Transparency Institute found that cryptocurrency exchanges continue to ‘massively inflate volume’ and exploit small cap coins. 1) A number of cryptocurrency exchanges have reportedly cut ties with Iran after the U.S. imposed tougher economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The measures will make it harder for Iranians to trade cryptocurrency across borders and Binance and Bittrex are among the exchanges that will no longer offer service to citizens of Iran. Reports suggest that the Trump Administration imposed the first round of sanctions in July and the U.S government allegedly confiscated nearly $6 million worth of Iranian-owned BTC. Tehran is reported to be developing a state cryptocurrency to compensate for the economic squeeze. 2) US financial authorities are set to seize $1.2 Billion from Deltec Bank for helping Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launder money. Deltec was recently revealed as Tether’s official banking partner after weeks of uncertainty about USDT’s future. Abraham Edgardo Ortega, the former financial chief executive of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., revealed the details after entering a plea bargain with the U.S. government. While Tether’s price is back to $1.00 on some exchanges, Deltec’s problems could affect the price once again. 3) Keeping up with its promise of adding support for new cryptocurrencies on the first Tuesday of every month, Ledger has added 6 new cryptocurrencies on the Ledger Nano S and 4 new cryptocurrencies for the Ledger Blue. Lisk, Factom, MIX, Music Coin, GameCredits and EtherGem will be added to Ledger Nano S, while only the last 4 are coming to Ledger Blue. The new cryptocurrencies were deployed by their respective communities, bringing the number of third-party developed apps to 32 this year. Just last week, Ledger also added support for IOTA. (RS)

3 months ago

Germany Starting To Adopt Bitcoin

Two states in Germany, Saxony and Hesse recently conducted a survey to over a thousand people to find out their opinion on Bitcoin. The findings in the survey might not surprise anyone as younger people were quite open to the idea of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin. Around 28% of people aged from 18-29 said that purchasing them is a conceivable idea. The risks are still there Despite the survey not targeting a specific group of people such as people who are into technology which would have left the results to bias towards to crypto. Respondents overall rightly found crypto investing to be a risky venture and people who were aged from 30-39 believes cryptocurrency dangerous more than half of the time. The head of marketing at Lisk, Thomas Schouten said in the survey: “[The] survey shows a growing interest in crypto, with more than a quarter of young Germans saying they are willing to invest in cryptocurrency. This positive sentiment is evidence that global leaders and innovators of the future are aware of the potential the space has to offer. It is not surprising that a demographic whose lives have been characterised by smartphones, internet, and social media, see the attractive functionality cryptocurrency provides as an instant and decentralised means of transferring value.” He continues to say: “Again, however, the survey highlights continued ambiguity in public perception of cryptocurrency and the utility of blockchain technology. Older demographics continue to perceive crypto investment as too “risky”, with just over 50 percent of people aged 30 to 39 averse to any investment. Meanwhile, profitability is still a driving incentive for young people looking to become involved in cryptocurrency, as cited by about a quarter of those interested in investing. I think it’s clear we, as a community, need to work harder to educate people of the massive potential blockchain technology offers - cryptocurrency in itself is only the tip of the iceberg!” The results of this survey show us similar results to a survey conducted three years ago but on a global scale, in which it was found that the majority of Bitcoin enthusiasts were young and had been involved in cryptos for less than two years. As said by CCN, during this time, this was understood to illustrate the space to be a growing entity and now we can conclude from later findings that more mature groups of people still don’t fully understand the concept of cryptocurrency and therefore wish to stay well away from it. What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think down below in the comments! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1538128067916-0'); }); The post Germany Starting To Adopt Bitcoin appeared first on Crypto Daily™.

3 months ago

Ledger Adds Support For 6 New Cryptocurrencies On Its Hardware Wallet

Keeping up with its promise of adding support for new cryptocurrencies on the first Tuesday of every month, Ledger has added 6 new cryptocurrencies on Ledger Nano S and 4 new cryptocurrencies for the Ledger Blue. Lisk, Factom, MIX, Music Coin, GameCredits and EtherGem will be added to Ledger Nano S, while only the last 4 are coming to Ledger Blue. The new cryptocurrencies were deployed by their respective communities, bringing the number of third-party developed apps to 32 this year. Just last week, Ledger also added support for IOTA. (VS)

3 months ago

Market News: Bitcoin and Ethereum Experience Price Gains

Bitcoin has seen slight gains in the past 12 hours, at 12: 00 AM ET (04:00 GMT) , Bitcoin moved by 1.8% to land at $6,569.2. Investors have long been anticipating an upsurge above the $6,400 mark for months now, but upon the big bulls delivery, it has fallen a little back to $6,521.88 according to data from coinmarketcap, just a little above its previous standpoint. With a market volume of $4.97 billion, Bitcoin has since totaled a 1.53% change in price to sit at $6529.52 as of this writing. Amidst Bitcoin’s gains, the U.S security exchange commission, (SEC) has ceased public comments on whether or not Bitcoin ETFs should be approved, and has since not disclosed any specific for the inception of the funds. The SEC has previously reported ; Accordingly, it is ordered, pursuant to the Commission Rule of Practice 431, that by November 5, 2018, any party or other person may file a statement in support of, or in opposition to, the action made pursuant to delegated authority. Ethereum also followed suit, moving way up with a lot more swiftness than Bitcoin, jumping from 5.9% to land at $221.79 at around (04:00 GMT). The token currently trades at $218.49. Litecoin also moved slightly by 3.4 to $55.665 but is trading at $55.32 at the moment. On the other hand, the Basic Attention (BAT) has dropped in its numbers since its listing on CoinbasePro. As of the announcement of the listing, BAT was ranked as the 29th largest cryptocurrency by coinmarketcap with a trading price of $0.316637 but was later overthrown by Lisk token which previously traded at $2.79 but is currently trading at $2.88. BAT, now at the 30th spot is trading at $0.315334. The post Market News: Bitcoin and Ethereum Experience Price Gains appeared first on ZyCrypto.

3 months ago

Lisk (LSK) Reaches Reward Halving for Block Producers

The Lisk platform will decrease the planned inflation through a lowered reward for the 101 block producers.

4 months ago

Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform ‘Coincheck’ Resumes Account Opening and Trading of Few Virtual Currencies

Monex Group recently announced that cryptocurrency exchange platform, Coincheck, has resumed account opening and the trading of a few virtual currencies. Details of the Announcement In a bid to gradually resume services, a Japan-based online brokerage company, Monex, which acquired the hacked digital currency exchange, Coincheck, back in April, announced that it recommenced new account openings and restricted virtual currency trading. According to a pdf document, services would resume on Tuesday (October 30). Furthermore, starting from Tuesday, customers can deposit the following digital currencies Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Also, customers can purchase the following altcoins; Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Bitcoin (BTC), however, was not affected by the Coincheck hack, as it has been available since Monex took over operations. The statement further said that customers residing in Japan could partake in the new account signups. A stricter know your customer (KYC) process is also mandatory for a new account, following the directive of the Japan FSA. The statement further reads: We will, from time to time, resume the following services that are currently suspended if the services are confirmed safe and become ready to be offered. Depositing and buying ETH, XEM, LSK, XRP, and FCT. Leveraged transactions for new positions The Coincheck Hack and Japanese FSA Regulations In January of 2018, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange platform, Coincheck, lost $523 million worth of NEM virtual coins to hackers. The hack was as a result of customers’ funds stored in an insecure hot wallet and a poor security system. Before the hack, the platform abruptly halted the deposit, withdrawal, buying and selling of NEM. In the wake of the hack, the Japanese regulatory body, the FSA, tightened its regulatory policies regarding cryptocurrency exchanges. The FSA slammed the exchange with a business improvement order. This move was to ensure security, protect investors’ funds, and prevent a recurrence. Furthermore, affected Coincheck investors sued the digital currency exchange for freezing asset withdrawals. They also sought a refund of 19. 5 million yen ($182,910). The company went ahead to compensate victims of the attack. In Q2 2018, one of Japan’s top online brokerage companies, Monex Group Inc., purchased Coincheck. Apart from Coincheck, popular South Korean virtual currency exchange, Bithumb, also resumed registration for new users, after its hack in Q2 2018. At the time, the announcement catapulted the exchange platform’s trading volume. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. The post Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform ‘Coincheck’ Resumes Account Opening and Trading of Few Virtual Currencies appeared first on Ethereum World News.

4 months ago

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

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

4 months ago

Coincheck Resumes New Account Openings, Customers Deposits

Coincheck, the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange victim of a $500 million worth theft, has resumed new account openings, customer deposits, and purchasing of some digital currencies. The operator had suspended some services following the late January incident in order to protect customers’ assets and investigate the cause of hacking. Coincheck Exchange Resumes Trading of BTC, ETC, LTC, BCH, New Accounts Exclusive for Japan Residents The theft of $500 million worth of NEM in early 2018 caused alarm in Japan, forcing the hand of the country’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), to be more demanding of cryptocurrency exchanges operating in its jurisdiction. Coincheck has improved its governance and internal control throughout the year in order to safely restart its activities, the company explained in the announcement. “In particular, we resumed JPY withdrawal in February 2018 and remitting and selling of cryptocurrencies gradually during the period from March to June 2018. And now, here we announce that Coincheck has resumed “new account openings” and “customers’ depositing and purchasing some cryptocurrencies” services today.” The cryptocurrencies made available for deposit are BTC, ETC, LTC, and BCH, which are also available for purchase. Bitcoin trading on Coincheck was never suspended and users were always able to sell any cryptocurrency on their portfolios. New account openings are only available for customers residing in Japan. The registration process includes the submission of identification documents and a KYC check, before receiving a postcard-sized letter from Japan Post instructing the account activation. Coincheck requests existing customers to generate a depositing address when reusing the depositing service. If a remittance is sent to the old deposit address, the operator will not reflect it on the user’s balance nor return it back. The operator, which was acquired by Monex Group for $33.5 million, warns customers that trading services may be temporarily suspended if the platform experiences a significant increase in the volume of transactions or sudden price fluctuations. Coincheck is yet to resume depositing and buying of ETH, XEM, LSK, XRP, and FCT, as well as leveraged transactions for new positions, its affiliate service, JPY depositing through convenience stores, JPY quick depositing (Pay-easy), Coincheck Payment, and Coincheck DENKI (electricity). The services are expected to resume once they are confirmed safe and ready to be offered, the operator added. In May 2018, the cryptocurrency exchange announced it was ordered to delist Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Dash and Augur’s Reputation (REP) in accordance with Japan’s FSA’s new policy which aims at banning cryptocurrencies that offer significant anonymity. Featured image from Shutterstock. The post Coincheck Resumes New Account Openings, Customers Deposits appeared first on NewsBTC.

4 months ago

Daily Arbitrage Options: Dash, DOGE, XMR, XLM, USDT, LSK

Arbitrage is an excellent way of generating revenue from cryptocurrencies during an extended bear market. The year 2018 has offered a rather lengthy bearish market trend, yet the arbitrage opportunities have been rather appealing as well. The following six currencies can yield some healthy profits throughout the day, depending on exchange liquidity. #6 Lisk (Poloniex / Livecoin / YoBit) No one will be surprised to note YoBit remains an integral part of arbitrage opportunities these days. Every single day, this exchange has higher prices for some coins, whereas values for other currencies are lower compared to other platforms. In today’s case, the Lisk price on this exchange is 2-3% higher compared to both Poloniex and Livecoin. #5 Monero (Poloniex / HitBTC) It is not all that common to see a Monero arbitrage opportunity on the market, albeit it remains to be seen how this can be exploited in terms of liquidity. For the time being, buying XMR on Kraken and selling on HitBTC can yield a nice profit. Especially now that HitBTC has lowered XMR withdrawal fees, a bit more profit can be made in quick succession. #4 Stellar (Kraken / KuCoin / HitBTC) For users who prefer to dabble with Stellar, there is a small arbitrage gap waiting to be explored at this time. Buying XLM on Kraken will wallow for a sale of Stellar on either KuCoin and HitBTC for a minor profit. Although it is a less than 1% profit, one has to embrace every opportunity with open arms these days. #3 USDT (Bittrex / KuCoin) It is somewhat disconcerting to see how USDT still hasn’t fully recovered from its price debacle earlier this month. Even in late October, there is an arbitrage opportunity involving this stablecoin, something which shouldn’t be possible. Buying USDT on Bittrex and selling it on KuCoin can lead to a 1.35% gain. #2 Dash (Kraken / HitBTC) For those who want to explore the safer side of this arbitrage, it is evident buying Dash on Kraken and selling it on HitBTC will yield the better results. There is also an option to buy on Kraken or Poloniex and selling Dash on YoBit for a gain of up to 3%. #1 Dogecoin (Livecoin / Poloniex / YoBit) Many things can be said about Dogecoin these days, but it is also subject to arbitrage trading across different exchanges. Its value on YoBit is surprisingly high compared to Livecoin, HitBTC, and Poloniex. Buying on either of those exchanges and selling on YoBit will usually yield a gain of 2.5% or more. The post Daily Arbitrage Options: Dash, DOGE, XMR, XLM, USDT, LSK appeared first on NullTX.

4 months ago

9 Months After $530 Million Hack, Coincheck Accepts New Users

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coincheck, is open for new registrations and limited trading 9 months after one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange hacks in cryptocurrency history. A statement from the exchange explains that Japanese residents who pass Coincheck’s know-your-customer (KYC) verification can open new accounts and trade Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ethereum Classic. Coincheck is under new management and in the future, the exchange plans to resume trading for Ethereum, Ripple, NEM, Lisk, and Factom. (RS)

4 months ago

Have All ICOs Sold Out? A Look At The Altcoin Survivors

The initial coin offering frenzy took over a young and inexperienced crypto market in 2017. People were putting in a large amount of money in projects that had no legal, banking or regulatory approvals. Releasing a mere whitepaper and a website could ensure entrepreneurs easy access to capital. But whether they would release their product - or not - remained a different mystery altogether. Big Bucks for Blockchain Startups Since the ICO boom, Forbes reported, over 800 blockchain projects have raised around $20 billion via the sale of their bitcoin-like own tokens. But how much of this money has survived or have been put to use has little-to-no evidence. MobileGo, for instance, raised a whopping $53 million in tokenized crowdfunding to build a video betting and e-sport platform. The project has reportedly removed the cryptocurrency aspects from its nucleus altogether. And the project founders, Sergey and Maxim Sholom, have not conducted any independent audit yet to show where the $53 million has gone. Losses incurred from the projects like MobileGo somewhat equal many small ICO projects that have abandoned their development plans. According to Deadcoins, a website that indexes non-functional coins, there are over 1,000 ICOs that have already bitten the dust. Though not all the projects were failures. Many among the listed projects, including Enigma and CoinDash, reported hacks, while others like Onecoin or Paycoin were outright scams. But, there are still a few ICOs that have survived the day and are developing their blockchain projects actively. Moreover, the return on investments out of these projects have outperformed expectations, validating that not all is bad in the world of cryptos and ICOs. The NXT project came before the ICO boom. Launched in 2013 by an anonymous developer, the blockchain project held the sale of its NXT tokens in September 2013 to develop a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. It managed to raise about $16,800 worth of Bitcoin at a per NXT value of $0.0000168. The NXT/USD rate at the time of this writing is $0.064521, according to CoinMarketCap.com. That marks a 383953.58 percent return off each NXT token. NXT also stuck to its path to developing a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform, eventually building an active community of developers. In light to the recent developments in the public ledger space, NXT has the potential to deliver, which can be confirmed by its sustainability in the market. The project that kick-started the ICO frenzy in the first place, Ethereum started a new wave of decentralized applications and smart contract developments on the top its open-source distributed ledger platform. The project had its ICO round in mid-2o14, in which it raised $16 millions after selling 11.9 million Ether tokens at a price of $0.311 per unit. At press time, the same token costs around $200. That is 64,209 percent more than the initial value. Many other ICO projects that survived the FUD with active development and impeccable accountability include NEO, a digital asset ownership platform originally known as Antshares, Spectrecoin, a privacy-centric digital currency network, and Stratis, an enterprise-grade BaaS platform. Ark, Stroj, Lisk, EOS, and the list continues. The key takeaway is that the projects that vastly focus on offering BaaS, privacy, and decentralization fared better. The ICO industry, as a whole, is surviving with the survival of good projects. Image from Shutterstock The post Have All ICOs Sold Out? A Look At The Altcoin Survivors appeared first on NewsBTC.

4 months ago


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