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Bitrue Crypto Exchange Adds XRP Pairs for EOS, VeChain, Polymath, and NEM

Singapore-headquartered crypto exchange Bitrue has announced that it would be adding XRP pairs for Polymath, VeChain, NEM, and EOS by the end of January. Bitrue added XRP as its base currency since its launch on July 19, 2018. The addition of these four XRP pairs will bring the total pairs supported on the exchange to thirty. Since the start of 2019, Bitrue has supported twenty-six XRP trading pairs including BCH/XRP, TRX/XRP, NEO/XRP, XRP/OMG, XRP/BTC, and LTC/XRP among others. (KE)

21 hours ago

Japanese Regulators Grant Exchange License To Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck

Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) has granted full permission for hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to resume its operations. Coincheck was hacked back in January 2018. It lost NEM worth $530 million, making it the largest exchange hack ever. Later, online broker Monex Group bought Coincheck for $33.5 Million in April with plans of launching the exchange once again. Japanese regulators tightened their grip over exchanges only after this hack. Coincheck slowly returned functionality to users and started refunding stolen coins back to customers. Now that the FSA is satisfied with Coincheck's security and compliance measures, they are free to offer their full services to their customers once again. (VS)

4 days ago

Esposa de um dos homens mais rico da Noruega é sequestrada e resgate é pedido na criptomoeda MONERO

Por: Livecoins Desde os principios dos tempos a mídia ignorante caracteriza as criptomoedas erroneamente como “moedas usadas somente por criminosos”. Mesmo que isso seja comprovadamente falso, as criptomoedas assim como o dinheiro “comum”, estão ligadas ao crime. Um caso de sequestro na Noruega tomou um rumo inesperado relacionado à criptomoeda. Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, de 68 anos, é a esposa de um dos homens mais ricos da Noruega, o magnata dos investimentos Tom Hagen. Ela está desaparecida desde o dia 31 de outubro, segundo a polícia norueguesa. Seu desaparecimento teria sido descoberto quando Tom Hagen chegou à residência do casal. Ele encontrou a casa vazia, com uma carta escrita em norueguês com erros ortográficos. A carta exigia que Hagen pagasse um resgate equivalente a nove milhões de euros (38 milhões de reais). A carta também instruiu Hagen a pagar o resgate usando a criptomoeda focada em privacidade Monero. O que dá 217.059 XMR na cotação da criptomoeda hoje. Embora Falkevik Hagen tenha desaparecido há mais de dois meses, o assunto só chegou ao público esta semana. Isso porque a carta dizia que Anne-Elisabeth seria assassinada se Hagen envolvesse a polícia. Então os esforços de busca pelo paradeiro de Falkevik Hagen precisavam ser realizados em sigilo. A fim de não levantar suspeitas no caso de os suspeitos de seqüestro estarem observando, a polícia norueguesa foi forçada a usar carros civis quando se deslocava na área em torno da residência do casal. Polícia pede ao público para compartilhar informações, marido não pagar resgate A polícia decidiu tornar público o desaparecimento de Anne-Elisabeth, em um esforço para receber informações públicas em potencial sobre onde ela está sendo mantida em cativeiro. Além disso, não houve sinais de vida de Anne-Elisabeth desde o dia de seu desaparecimento. A polícia norueguesa acredita que os seqüestradores suspeitos estão visando a riqueza de Tom Hagen. Hagen é a 172ª pessoa mais rica da Noruega, de acordo com a revista financeira norueguesa Kapital. Até agora, a polícia tem insistido que a família de Anne-Elisabeth não pague o resgate, nem em Monero nem em uma moeda fiduciária. O pedido de resgate a ser pago em Monero deriva da natureza anônima da criptomoeda. Ao contrário de outras criptomoedas, isso significa que o histórico de transações do Monero está oculto, impedindo que um possível resgate seja rastreado. O artigo Esposa de um dos homens mais rico da Noruega é sequestrada e resgate é pedido na criptomoeda MONERO apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

5 days ago

Steemit censura usuário do caso hacker 11/09

Por: Livecoins Uma polêmica atingiu a rede social Steemit no último dia 07 de janeiro, que deixou a comunidade cripto revoltada com o caso. Um grupo hacker anunciou a poucos dias que iria revelar a verdade sobre o 11/09 e os atentados sofridos pelos EUA na data, a menos que recebessem Bitcoin como pagamento. O fato foi noticiado no Livecoins no último dia 02 de janeiro. Porém, ao ganhar as notícias mundiais e também as manchetes dentro do Steemit, o grupo hacker Dark Overlord viu suas mensagens no pastebin serem apagadas, e também perfis de redes sociais. Um deles, o da Steemit. No Reddit, a postagem feita e o usuário do grupo também foram excluídas pelos administradores da rede social. O Twitter também foi acionado pelo governo dos EUA para banir o grupo de suas dependências. Fonte: https://cryptoslate.com/steemit-censoring-users-immutable-blockchain-social-media/ A rede social Steemit é uma das escolhas da comunidade cripto que quer sair dos ambientes de extrema vigilância e censura como Twitter e Facebook, além de utilizar a blockchain para salvar os textos dos usuários de forma definitiva, e possuir a altcoin Steem para transações. O grupo, “inocentemente” havia postado no pastebin que iria aderir às postagens na rede Steemit após problemas com outras plataformas, pois, com o caráter descentralizado e utilizando a blockchain evitariam a censura sobre seus conteúdos. Fonte: https://cryptoslate.com/steemit-censoring-users-immutable-blockchain-social-media/ O detalhe que nem os hackers esperavam, é que no dia 07 de janeiro seu perfil thedarkoverlord seria banido da rede, fato consumado pelo outro user jredbeard, e que ocorreu devido a violações do Termo de Uso. O usuário banido já foi inserido em uma lista dos banidos da Steemit. A rede social foi então atacada pela comunidade cripto mundial, que até então confiava que o ambiente era “privado”, chegando a ser chamada de “porcaria” de rede e a Steem de shitcoin por usuários do Reddit. Dentro da própria rede social os usuários atacaram a censura, e em um post do perfil the-bitcoin-dood, o mesmo deixou claro que a rede “está tocando em um ponto dolorido”. O que mais choca a comunidade mundial com este fato, é que no whitepaper do projeto ficou claro que a rede deveria ser descentralizada, e que não existiria uma entidade para censurar conteúdos dos detentores da Steem. Outro trecho do whitepaper é justamente o combustível da polêmica, pois, fala que “A liberdade de expressão é a base de todas as outras liberdades e qualquer infração à liberdade de expressão enfraquece os únicos meios pacíficos de chegar a um consenso: a discussão”. O grupo hacker, sem considerar se estava certo ou errado em suas ações, pode ter saído desta como vítima, pois, para uma rede social que se propunha a ser livre, a Steemit criou uma discussão que está longe do fim. O artigo Steemit censura usuário do caso hacker 11/09 apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

6 days ago

Insights On Japan’s Possible Crypto ETF Support, Will This Also Foster an Approval from the US SEC?

The high level of concern that the Japanese government through its Financial Services Agency had caused to the crypto market and not just the crypto users, investors and exchanges in Japan could not be forgotten soon around old-time crypto users after the Coincheck hack of Jan 2018, which led to a loss of more than $500 million worth of NEM token. However, there are speculations that Japan’s Financial Services Agency(FSA) could soon approve a digital asset exchange-traded funds(ETFs). Irrespective of the truthfulness of the news, there is a need for the Japanese authority to consider this fast. Some of the reasons are: To actually prove that they are not an anti-crypto country: many users in the crypto community considered the decision taking by the Japanese authority on Coincheck that was not just a top crypto exchange for trading, storing and exchange of crypto in Japan but also in the world as a hard one. This belief was necessitated by the months it took for the exchange to re-enter the cryptocurrency market with some digital assets that it was trading on before still not active in their platform. To maintain their lead in the crypto space: it is worthy of note that the Japanese crypto community is ahead of those in South Korea and US. However, the approval of a bitcoin or digital asset ETF would ensure that they maintain the edge since most of the investors in the market drive to the direction of better policy and regulation that will help them to maximize profit. To foster a template for other countries: Japan is one of the top countries that easily adapt to technology changes as seen in their development in science, automobile, and mobile phone industry. Some countries are looking up to them to form a template that will enable them to form their own regulation, which will in turn increase crypto adoption in the world. A Possibility of a Bitcoin ETF in the US The US has been strict on Approving a Bitcoin-ETF as they have declined and rejected more than 10 ETFs in 2018 though still awaiting final resolution on the VanEck and SolidX ETFs with its deadline set at February 27, 2019. Should Japan first approve a Crypto Exchange-traded funds (ETF) this might push the SEC to approve the upcoming Bitcoin-ETFs. The post Insights On Japan’s Possible Crypto ETF Support, Will This Also Foster an Approval from the US SEC? appeared first on ZyCrypto.

6 days ago

Crypto Market Wrap: NEO Jumps Two Places With 13% Gain

Market Wrap Crypto markets recovering again; NEO on a Roll, Tron and Binance Coin gaining momentum. Another small bounce has taken crypto markets back to Monday’s levels indicating that things are still sideways for the time being. Total market capitalization is back over $135 billion but has failed to go any higher over the past week. Bitcoin pushed back over $4,000 and is currently up a percent or so on the day trading at $4,050 at the time of writing. BTC jumped to an intraday high of $4,100 but the bears came rushing out preventing it from breaking that wall of resistance it faces at this level. On the week Bitcoin is showing a 6.5% gain but it seems to be consolidating here along with the entire market. Ethereum is back over $150 with a 2% rise over the past 24 hours. It too does not seem to have the momentum to make further gains and pulled back twice after hitting $153. The top ten is mostly green during the Asian trading session today, only Bitcoin SV is showing a loss as it slides down the charts. Tron has made the biggest gain of over 6% on the day as it extends its lead over BSV and chases down Tether and that $2 billion market cap. The rest have made between 1 and 2 percent on the day at the time of writing. The top twenty is also mostly green and NEO is running away with it gaining 13.5% on the day. Rumors of ties between the project and the Russian government, and top global blockchain rankings from China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has boosted momentum for NEO. It has now flipped both Ethereum Classic and NEM and risen to 16th spot by market cap which is currently $620 million. Trade volume has doubled in a day from $100 to over $200 million as NEO wakes up. Binance Coin is also performing strongly with an 8% gain and Cardano has made 4.6% on the day. The rest are up 1 to 3 percent aside from Dash and NEM which have not moved. Today’s dose of fomo goes to Holo which has pumped 48% on the back of a positive Nasdaq article. Pundi X has also had a good day with gains approaching 20% at the time of writing. There are no big losers today but those topping the red end of the top one hundred are MaidSafeCoin and Dentacoin dumping 7% each. Total crypto market capitalization has crept back up to $137 billion 1.5% back up since yesterday’s pullback. The daily volume chart shows an unnatural step from $15 to $25 billion two hours ago some more moves could be imminent. On the week crypto markets are 6% higher but they still cannot break out of their range bound channel. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Crypto Market Wrap: NEO Jumps Two Places With 13% Gain appeared first on NewsBTC.

6 days ago

Could Russian Rumors Be Reviving NEO? Surges 15% Today

Since their lows in mid-December cryptocurrencies have recovered somewhat and are making slow but solid progress into the new year. Some are performing better than others, Tron is one and Neo is the other as it climbs over 20% this week. Last month it was reported that Russia had requested a formal partnership with the developers of the Neo platform via a document from the Russian Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. Newnewstoday.com picked up the article originally stating that the NEO Competence Centre in Saint Petersburg said it received a letter requesting collaboration “in accordance with the request of the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin.” Related articles are emerging today regarding the Russian government’s plans to invest huge sums of money into Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in anticipation of new US sanctions forcing diversification. According to Vladislav Ginko, a lecturer at Moscow’s Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; “Because of US sanctions Russia’s elite is forced to dump US assets and US dollars and invest hugely into Bitcoins. Central bank of Russia sits on $466 billion of reserves and has to diversify in case there are limited opportunities to do it (in the future),” before adding “I believe that the Russia (Government) will start diversifying its reserves with Bitcoin in February this year when US Congress will introduce a new sanctions against Russia.” Today the NEO reddit stream is bubbling away with rumors and speculation over this collaboration and Russian crypto cash injection as NEO surges in price. At the time of writing NEO has made 15% on the day and was the top performing cryptocurrency in the top forty. This has enabled it to flip both Ethereum Classic and NEM to take sixteenth spot by market capitalization, which is currently $617 million. On the week NEO has made 22% climbing from $7.77 to $9.50 where it currently trades. Daily trade volume has doubled over the past 24 hours from $100 to $200 million. Aside from the Russian connection NEO has also been listed as a top ten global public blockchain by China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID); In the latest yearly ranking released by China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), which is under the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology,#NEO is listed as Top 10 Global Public Blockchains in Basic-Tech. #blockchain #crypto pic.twitter.com/my6mBMFUcZ — NEO Smart Economy (@NEO_Blockchain) January 7, 2019 However this is no surprise since China consistently ranks home grown projects over others so the stats, along with China’s monthly chart rankings, can be taken with a big pinch of salt. NEO has an upcoming Devcon 2019 and NEX event and with consensus algorithm improvements leading to NEO 3.0 this year will be very bullish for the ‘Chinese Ethereum’ as it is so often dubbed. The post Could Russian Rumors Be Reviving NEO? Surges 15% Today appeared first on Ethereum World News.

6 days ago

Artista francês esconde mil dólares em grafite de rua

Por: Livecoins Um artista francês escondeu mil dólares (R$ 3.734,40) em bitcoin em um grafite de rua em algum lugar de Paris. O artista conhecido como Pascalboy ou Pboy, disse que o grafite está “em um lugar secreto de Paris, mas não é difícil de encontrar”. O próprio artista havia deixado 0,26 bitcoins (US $ 1.000) no grafite, mas outra pessoa aparentemente enviou para o endereço 0,025 btc (US $ 150). O próprio artista disse que isso só era possível através de doações para o endereço . A arte é chamada de “La Liberté guidant le peuple 2019” (inspirada na pintura de Delacroix) e mostra Lady Liberty liderando um grupo de manifestantes em confrontos, enquanto ela segura a bandeira francesa no ar. Escondido dentro do grafite está a chave privada do prêmio, mas nem todos podem participar: Boyart disse aos seus seguidores no Twitter que eles precisaria estar fisicamente em Paris e na verdade em frente ao grafite para participar da caçada. La Liberté guidant le peuple 2019. Clique na Imagem para ampliar O local, que não havia sido divulgado anteriormente, foi descoberto pelo usuário do Twitter @TZTaughtMe, que afirmou ser a primeira pessoa no local. A caçada começou oficialmente há cerca de 24 horas, quando Boyart twittou e postou sua obra no Reddit. Nos comentários ao seu post oficial, ele revelou que pessoas que não podem estar fisicamente no local poderiam resolver apenas uma parte do quebra-cabeça pelo computador. Inspiração do Grafite “O cultivo da liberdade não deve ser reprimido”. Uma dica, de onde a chave privada poderia estar escondida. A arte representa uma revolta. “Macron, presidente da França, está se recuperando de uma revolta dos ‘coletes amarelos’.” Assim diz a Reuters na cobertura dos eventos em toda a França, onde pelo menos 50 mil foram às ruas. E acrescenta: “No sábado, os manifestantes anti-governo usaram uma empilhadeira para forçar a entrada em um complexo ministerial, incendiaram carros perto dos Champs-Elysées e lutaram com policiais.” Benjamin Griveaux, um porta-voz do governo, havia dito anteriormente que os ‘coletes amarelos’ querem derrubar o governo. “Vinte e quatro horas depois, ele estava fugindo de seu escritório pela porta dos fundos quando os manifestantes invadiram o pátio e destruíram vários carros”, disse a Reuters. Macron prometeu um debate nacional “sobre questões ecológicas, fiscais e institucionais.” Ainda não há detalhes sobre como esse debate será realizado. Dizem que eles usam colete amarelo porque na França todos os carros devem ter um, mas o colete amarelo é também um símbolo dos trabalhadores, da polícia e de outros serviços de emergência em circunstâncias normais e efetivamente de todas as pessoas comuns. O que exatamente eles querem não está muito claro. Ninguém se preocupou em compilar uma lista de queixas, algo que pode acontecer durante o debate nacional. Um tema abrangente, no entanto, é esse senso de favoritismo em relação aos ricos à custa de todos os outros. Como as pessoas comuns não têm um método real de participar do processo de criação de leis, elas aparentemente se levantaram para exigir um assento no parlamento. Como a democracia direta na França, por meio da qual os cidadãos comuns podem propor leis e ter votos vinculantes sobre elas. Em conjunto ou alternativamente, alguns deles pedem uma seleção aleatória de 500 pessoas comuns para compor o parlamento por um período rotativo de 4 anos de serviço no parlamento do povo. Isso pode fornecer um melhor controle e equilíbrio para a casa eleita à luz das eleições que agora se tornam um jogo para os ricos, pois os fundos necessários para concorrer a um assento são altos demais e são fornecidos principalmente pelos ricos. Não está claro se a elite francesa está disposta a fornecer tal concessão. O movimento de coletes amarelos, no entanto, agora se tornou uma ideologia. Os cidadãos e a elite de outros países ocidentais provavelmente estão observando de perto. No entanto, ambos provavelmente querem que esse movimento permaneça dentro da França para ver como ele funciona e porque, se espalhar, poderá ficar fora de controle. Uma lista de queixas talvez deva ser elaborada. Um referendo vinculativo sobre o parlamento do povo talvez devesse ser tido. Isso pode fornecer a primeira reforma pacífica em um século ou mais, e pode fazê-lo de maneira gradual e incremental, mantendo assim nossas liberdades e prosperidades, enquanto tratamos de questões complexas de representação real no processo de elaboração de leis. Com informações da Trustenodes, cryptonews e Reuters O artigo Artista francês esconde mil dólares em grafite de rua apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

7 days ago

Japan’s Financial Watchdog Hints at Its Readiness to Approve Crypto ETFs

CoinSpeaker Japan’s Financial Watchdog Hints at Its Readiness to Approve Crypto ETFs Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) declined to modify domestic legislation to allow crypto derivatives, like futures and options products, in December 2018. However, the financial watchdog is quite optimistic about exchange-traded funds and is mulling over the approval for crypto ETFs in the country. As was reported by Bloomberg, an anonymous source stated that the Financial Services Agency is currently gauging industry interest in ETFs tracking digital currencies. Last month, Japan’s financial regulator barred such instruments as Bitcoin futures or Ethereum options to avoid stoke speculation, which was a setback for investors. The decision to not allow trading crypto derivatives on financial exchanges is a way of protection. A year ago, Japan’s Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck reported having lost $500 million worth NEM tokens overnight, which left the global cryptocurrency market in a big shock. FSA then raided Coincheck in order to “ensure the preservation of clients’ assets.” Meanwhile, ETFs tracking could change the situation. Apart from keeping the interest of potential investors alive, it could lead to bullish outcomes for the underlying assets and bring institutional capital into the sector. On the other hand, Japanese retail investors have not publicly expressed their desires to invest in a crypto ETFs, as they have a number of alternatives in traditional markets’ stock and bond funds. The conclusions made by FSA will serve as a backbone for a bill the Liberal Democratic Party will probably submit during the current Diet session that ends in March. The bill, which would also bring in more self-regulatory oversight of the industry and class many ICO tokens as securities, could come into law by 2020. Earlier, FSA approved a cryptocurrency self-regulatory body. Moreover, Japan worked on ways to simplify tax filing system for cryptos. Will Japan Follow the U.S. SEC? Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is a security that is used to track the value of a basket, a bond, a commodity, or a stock index and is tradeable on exchanges. ETFs allow mainstream traders to speculate on the crypto economy without having to personally possess digital assets. In the U.S., some participants are planning to launch such products, however, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has not yet approved them. Back in August, SEC issued a rejection order to nine Bitcoin ETFs that were filed by Direxion, ProShares, and GraniteShares. The two ProShares Bitcoin ETFs and the five ETF proposals from Direxion were to be listed on NYSE Arca. The remaining two ETF proposals were from GraniteShares that were set to be listed on CBOE exchange. Such a decision was made to ‘prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices.’ In December, SEC postponed a decision on a product from VanEck/SolidX until February. Whether Japan will allow bonding exchange-traded instruments with the realm of cryptocurrencies or not, we will see later. Japan may become the first nation to follow Switzerland which became home to the first such product when it listed the Amun Crypto Basket Index ETP in November. Japan’s Financial Watchdog Hints at Its Readiness to Approve Crypto ETFs

7 days ago

NEM Foundation Argentina will Develop a Blockchain-Powered Copyright System for Journalists

NEM Foundation in Argentina plans to build a blockchain-based platform for copyright protection and the crypto-startup recently signed a memorandum of understanding with CISPREN which is a local trade union of journalists. The platform should address a series of issues connected with secure intellectual property rights and CISPREN press-secretary German Guismondi said that the platform will allow content generators to upload their content to blockchain and create a timestamp which certifies the authenticity of the document. All submissions will generate a unique QR code and a digital signature which can be referenced in the event of a dispute over authenticity, copyright, royalty payments, and accusations of theft. (RS)

7 days ago

Quase 80% dos investidores compram Bitcoin

Por: Livecoins Um investimento é uma aplicação de capital com expectativa de benefício futuro, e para quem considera as criptomoedas uma modalidade de investimento, o Bitcoin se torna uma das principais escolhas. O mercado das criptomoedas é pequeno ainda, mas já possui mais de 5 mil criptos e tokens criados até o momento, sendo que o Bitcoin representa mais de 50% do mercado todo no momento da escrita deste, mercado este que está na faixa de U$ 131 bilhões de valor. Com isso, um levantamento recente do DAILYFX aponta que aproximadamente 80% dos investidores que estão no mercado cripto estão comprando Bitcoin. Este fato comprova mais uma vez que a criptomoeda número um é ainda uma opção levantado como investimento, e que por hora é a moeda menos arriscada em relação a todo o mercado de criptomoedas. O Bitcoin é a primeira criptomoeda a surgir no mercado, tendo completado no último dia 03 de dezembro o seu aniversário de 10 anos desde o primeiro bloco minerado, lutando contra os seus maiores críticos e pessimistas que a acusam de fraude, mas é um fato que nem a queda dos preços parecem que vão conseguir parar o avanço da tecnologia e principalmente a sede de investidores no setor. A moeda já foi utilizada pela população de vários países na contenção de crises, e tem se mostrado uma solução de grande relevância e com correlação com o ouro, um fato de extrema importância que melhora a imagem do Bitcoin no mundo. Em relação ao Bitcoin como investimento, uma análise técnica feita pelo Cointelegraph no dia 04 de Janeiro de 2019 indica que o Bitcoin no par USD deve ganhar impulso apenas ao romper a faixa de U$ 4.255, com ganhos até U$ 5.500, extendendo no máximo a U$ 5.900. Mas o stop deve estar programado em cerca de U$ 3.500 para quem entrar no rompimento desta resistência apontada pelo estudo do portal. Se o stop for acionado, o suporte estará na faixa de U$ 3.236, o que indica que estaríamos novamente em um cenário próximo aos menores valores de negócio em 2018. O mercado acompanha as notícias nos últimos tempos de maneira sensível, com olhos atentos aos sinais de alta mas com extrema cautela, pois o Bitcoin tem respeitado a faixa de preços entre U$ 3.660 e U$ 3.955 desde o último dia 29 de dezembro de 2018. No momento da escrita deste o Bitcoin estava cotado em cerca de U$ 3.838. Para quem gostaria de investir em criptomoedas, a dica é sempre estudar bastante por conta própria e tomar cuidado com a compra de criptomoedas. Aviso legal: O texto acima não configura um aconselhamento de investimento, o Livecoins apenas explora a tecnologia e os preços de mercado das criptomoedas. O artigo Quase 80% dos investidores compram Bitcoin apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

9 days ago

5 Japanese Crypto Exchanges Join the Country’s Self Regulatory Association

News reaching Ethereum World News indicate that the Japanese self regulatory organization known as The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has welcomed five new cryptocurrency exchanges into their ranks. The entry of these 5 crypto exchanges is unique in the sense that up until now, members of JVCEA were regulated crypto exchanges. The new members have not yet received the go ahead from the FSA to operate in Japan. As a result, they join the JVCEA as a different, second class of members. Of the new members, three are categorized as ‘cryptocurrency dealers’ as their applications with the Financial Services Agency (FSA) to become crypto exchanges are currently being reviewed. The three exchanges are Coincheck, Everbody’s Bitcoin and Lastroots. The other two members are not yet registered with the FSA and are not allowed to operate in Japan. They are Lvc Corp. and Coinage Corp. Other 16 Members of JVCEA The other 16 members of JVCEA are as follows. Money Partners Inc. BitFlyer Corporation QUOINE CORPORATION Bit Bank Corporation SBI Virtual Currencies Corporation GMO Coin Co. Ltd Bit Trade Co. Ltd BTC Box Corporation Bit Point Japan Co. Ltd DMM Bitcoin Inc. Bito Argo Exchange Co. Ltd Bitgate Corportation BitOcean Co. Ltd Fiscal Virtual Currency Exchange Inc. Tech Bureau Inc. Xtheta Corporation Self Regulation in Japan The move to self regulate crypto exchanges in Japan was approved by the FSA back in late October of last year. This decision formed the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA). This entity oversees all operations of virtual currency exchanges in the country. History of Japanese Crypto Exchanges Being Hacked 2018 was a year which the crypto community experienced prominent crypto exchanges being hacked. The Coincheck exchange- that is headquartered in Japan - lost over $500 Million in NEM tokens due to hackers. Zaif - another Japan-based crypto exchange - lost $60 Million in BTC, MONA and BCH, also to hackers. Such massive losses prompted the FSA to crack down on cryptocurrency exchanges making sure that the funds of users were in safe hands. Measures to Protect Customer Funds JCVEA has proposed several measures to protect both crypto traders and the exchanges. Some of the measures include only allowing 4x leverage on margin trading and setting a limit on the amount of digital assets managed online in hot wallets owned by exchanges. Other recommendations include the cessation of the advertising, promoting or encouragement of speculative trading by crypto exchanges in the country. What are your thoughts on Japanese crypto exchanges being allowed to carry out self regulation by the FSA? Please let us know in the comment section below. The post 5 Japanese Crypto Exchanges Join the Country’s Self Regulatory Association appeared first on Ethereum World News.

10 days ago

Como a Receita Federal quer destruir metade das exchanges brasileiras

Por: Livecoins Por Gabriel Grin Hayward - A Receita Federal Brasileira (RFB) é um dos poucos órgãos do Estado que mantém sua eficiência independente do governo, só em 2018 foram arrecadados mais de R$2,3 trilhões. Apesar da grande eficiência a Receita Federal foi incapaz de reunir dados para a Consulta Pública RFB n°06/2018, que trata sobre regulamentação das transações de criptomoedas em exchanges, P2Ps e transações em território estrangeiro. O documento de 11 páginas contém tantos problemas que foi difícil saber por onde começar. A Instrução Normativa é completamente baseado em informações jornalísticas de péssima qualidade, usando até mesmo a Folha de São Paulo como referência. É preocupante ver que esse órgão está utilizando fontes jornalísticas para criar normas, isso já mostra a falta de seriedade do documento. O primeiro fato duvidoso apresentado são os números de usuários inscritos nas exchanges brasileiras. Usando a Folha de São Paulo como fonte é afirmado que as “exchanges superaram o número de usuários inscritos na bolsa de valores de São Paulo”. Essa informação é impossível de se verificar, na verdade a afirmação está mais provavelmente longe da verdade. Eu explico o porquê, a Folha simplesmente pegou os dados de cada uma das exchanges brasileiras e somou. O que tem de errado nisso? Eu mesmo tenho conta em pelo menos 4 exchanges e diversos cadastros duplicados. Não foram retirados os cadastros duplicados, nem as pessoas duplicadas em cada uma das exchanges. Fora que cada exchange pode simplesmente falar um número aleatório, não existe forma de verificar os dados. Agora o documento é ainda mais rasteiro, a Receita Federal pega o mês de dezembro de 2017 para mostrar que esse mercado é “gigantesco”. “Em apenas um dia de dezembro de 2017 (dia 22), as operações alcançaram o valor de R$ 318.000.000,00 (trezentos e dezoito milhões de reais), em um total de 79 mil operações.” Por que eles não pegaram dados de fevereiro ou mais recentes? Isso tem um motivo! Mais uma vez eu explico, dezembro foi o mês com maior movimentação na história do Bitcoin, foi o momento que a criptomoeda bateu seu valor histórico. A Receita fez um recorte proposital para passar uma ideia errada sobre esse mercado. Você acha que acabou? A RFB continua mostrando sua completa incompetência ao afirmar que o mercado brasileiro de criptomoedas poderá fechar esse ano com até R$48 bilhões negociados. Se eles tivessem a mínima preocupação de estudar o mercado, antes de destruí-lo por completo, teriam pelo menos pegado uma planilha no Google Sheets (é de graça) e ligado com a API das exchanges para ter uma noção realista do volume. A RFB citou o Nova York como exemplo de regulamentação, a diferença é que lá os reguladores foram atrás dos dados. Bateram de porta em porta. O documento é tão porcamente escrito que eles não foram capazes de escrever corretamente o nome da corretora Braziliex. RFB, está na hora de aumentar o salário dos estagiários! Fora o “Negociado” em maiúscula que vou considerar como licença poética. Esses são meros detalhes se comparado ao que vamos ver a partir de agora. O show de horrores começa no destaque dado ao uso das criptomoedas para práticas criminosas. “Ademais, destaca-se, conforme noticiado pela imprensa, que os criptoativos têm sido utilizados em operações de sonegação, de corrupção e de lavagem de dinheiro, não somente mundo afora9 , mas também no Brasil10” A maior parte dos blockchains são públicos, o que permite fácil rastreio e até mesmo identificação. Todo criptoativo vai ter que tocar no mundo físico, seja para compra de um carro, na troca de reais por bitcoins e vice versa. Tanto que as operações policiais citadas tiveram sucesso em identificar as transações ilícitas. Por que tudo isso? Tudo isso foi apenas uma justificativa para a criação de normas absurdas para o mercado brasileiro de criptomoedas. Normas que não existem para outros entes do mercado financeiro. Peguem o total negociado pela Bovespa em um dia e verão que isso dá mais do que o mês de negócios de todo o mercado brasileiro de criptomoedas. As exigências normativas são muitas, todas as corretoras devem passar mensalmente o histórico transacional de todos os clientes, com nome dos titulares, saldo, valor do criptoativo naquele exato momento, data da operação, tipo de operação ( compra e venda, permuta, cessão temporária, dação, retirada de criptoativo, unidades negociadas), identificação da exchange, valor da taxa cobrada, criptoativos usados na negociação, CPF ou CNPJ, residência fiscal, endereço, nacionalidade e talvez outras inutilidades inclusas até a conclusão do documento. Isso deverá ser feito mensalmente. A RFB faz o papel de Herodes nesse novo mercado, o que está para acontecer é um verdadeiro massacre dos inocentes. Para quem isso está sendo feito? Todos os dados requisitados já estão disponíveis no sistema bancário nacional por onde, obrigatoriamente, é necessário passar para converter os valores em moeda corrente. Se a RFB j

11 days ago

Bitcoin é o melhor, Altcoins precisam entregar

Por: Livecoins O Bitcoin continua sendo a melhor opção no mercado das criptomoedas, e para que as altcoins tenham destaque precisam se esforçar para entregar os produtos. De acordo com Jimmy Song, em texto publicado em seu Medium no último dia 31 de dezembro, o ano de 2018 foi o ano em que o Bitcoin se separou das demais criptomoedas, principalmente após associações feitas entre as altcoins e o BTC no ano de 2017. O maximalista assumido do ouro digital afirmou que o ano de 2018 provou ao mundo que a teoria levantada pela comunidade BTC de que a moeda é a mais forte foi provada, principalmente com os fatos acontecidos em um ano bear, e que o Bitcoin é forte pois é realmente descentralizado. Song disse ainda que os ICOs e as equipes de várias altcoins são centralizadas, e que os produtos prometidos por muitos projetos simplesmente não foram entregues. É claro que esse ponto levantado por Jimmy Song é uma chamada de atenção para os fatos, e com coerência, visto que vários projetos são startups e fintechs que levantaram muito capital e não cumpriram talvez nem a metade do whitepaper proposto. A lição principal talvez seja a de que o “papel aceita tudo”, um ditado conhecido e que cabe neste contexto. Analisando a criptomoeda Ethereum, a sua comunidade está em polvorosa para que a rede escale em transações e para isso medidas já estão sendo tomadas. Alguns acreditam que o ano de 2019 para a rede do fundador Vitalik Buterin seja crucial para que se mostre como uma aplicação de real potencial, chamam inclusive o período de “faça-ou-morra”. A criação do Ethereum se deu em meados de 2013, o que faz com meia década já se tenha passado para que o projeto se prove útil, e a tendência é que os concorrentes como EOS ou TRON se mostrem como alternativas mais viáveis se os problemas não forem resolvidos. Diante disse, tem que apressar o passo, ou morrer tentanto. Para alguns a descentralização tem sido uma aposta, e os dApps são um dos pontos que mais chamam a atenção nesse sentido. Porém, os críticos tem razão em apontar que os mais famosos até então sejam os CryptoKitties e alguns jogos de azar a mais (considerando volume de uso diário). Pensando por este aspecto, as criptomoedas EOS e Tron irão com certeza investir mais em criação de aplicações úteis, e provavelmente buscarão entregar mais valor a suas redes com escalabilidade adequada. O que fica para 2019 como reflexão é que o mercado de criptomoedas deve levar mais a sério os prazos e promessas, facilitar o uso das criptos no cotidiano de pessoas mais comuns e buscar fazer isso com responsabilidade e governança descentralizada, pois é isso que se espera de projetos do setor. Enquanto isso tudo não acontece, o Bitcoin continua sendo o melhor como moeda, e o melhor como investimento. Aviso Legal: Este texto não é uma recomendação de compra de criptomoedas, estude bastante antes de investir por sua conta. O artigo Bitcoin é o melhor, Altcoins precisam entregar apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

11 days ago

Interview: Miko Matsumura on the importance owning your own keys, Evercoin, and more

On the day Bitcoin celebrates its 10th anniversary and we see an entire initiative which encourages community members to withdraw their coins from exchanges (Proof of Keys) and move them into their own wallets, Crypto Insider presents to you an exclusive interview with Miko Matsumura, a man who makes great efforts to encourage individual key ownership. The project that Mr. Matsumura works on, Evercoin, is a multi-coin wallet which also includes exchange functionalities. In spite of the narrow-scoped title, it’s worth mentioning that the interview features many more ideas which complement and exceed the “not your keys, not your coins” argument. You will find comments about the 2008 collapse of the Lehman Brothers (and how the unfortunate event is bound to happen again any time due to institutional recklessness), the current status of cryptocurrency regulation, the crypto exchanges that are “too big to fail”, the Celsius Network, an even the state of decentralization in several projects. Furthermore, Miko Matsumura also talks about the multiple ventures that he’s involved in, including Evercoin, Gumi Cryptos, as well as the numerous projects he advises. The interview is inspiring and might just have a motivational effect which helps you remember why the world needs Bitcoin. So if you’d like to see the events of the last decade put into a nice and comprehensive perspective, you may watch the video attached or even read the full transcript below. Cover image source: Evercoin Twitter account Full transcript: VLAD COSTEA (Interviewer): Hello and welcome to the Crypto Insider Interview. I am Vlad, and today my guest is Miko Matsumura, who is one of the co-founders of Evercoin, which is an exchange, a wallet, and also a really nice interface for crypto. And he has also advised many token projects and ICOs. Welcome! MIKO MATSUMURA (Interviewee): Thank you very much. VLAD COSTEA: So, could you please tell me more about what your involvement is in this business? MIKO MATSUMURA: I am a co-founder of an exchange and wallet called Evercoin. We really are pioneering the non-custodial space, so if you need a wallet, we are definitely a multi-coin, a strong multi-coin wallet, we do provide custody so everyone has their own private key, and pretty much, we also allow for mobile exchange. So, the idea would be, if you are looking for that combination of mobile wallet, exchange, that’s Evercoin. In addition to that, I am also an investor in this space, so I am a general partner with Gumi Cryptos, which is a 30-million-dollar investment fund, based in Japan, we invest worldwide, and we have partners in San Francisco area, that’s pretty much where I live. VLAD COSTEA: Okay. So, I am going to take this one at a time, you mentioned that in Evercoin, you get to exchange different cryptocurrencies, how does that work? Do you use a third party service like ShapeShift, or do you store your own coins with your exchange, or do you use a third party for this service? MIKO MATSUMURA: Yeah, I can explain pretty easily how it works, which is, we built our own exchange backend, so we really are the only provider that has basically a full stack. From our perspective, there are two big differences you have the whole stack, which is both the exchange and the wallet integrated, one of them is a better support for experience, so what can happen is that you can have a wallet provider, and an exchange provider that doesn’t really interact or connect well, and then you can have a potentially complicated support experience, another thing that it is important about having the whole stack is really that we are able to create some really neat optimizations. For example, we have this wallet-based limit order, so it’s easy to create a limit order if you get custody, so an exchange create a limit order because what’s happening on the backend is, you’ve already sent all your money to the exchange, so they can tell you anything, and they can make anything happen because it’s not actually happening on a Blockchain, it is just happening inside the database. And so, in a wallet, it is actually hard to do a lot of things technically, but if you integrate the wallet in the exchange component, you can actually do some very novel and exciting things. We really are a unique service, and I think for people that do want custody of their own cryptographic assets, it’s a great solution, particularly if you are interested in having a mobile wallet, we find that our customers tend to be a pretty dynamic group of people, and so they have busy lives, they are traveling, or they are going places, they are in meetings and if they want to make a trade based on things they’ve heard, the mobile component makes a big difference to them, so you are able to maintain a bunch of coins together, and you are able to basically do change based on news that you hear, or things that you need to do. VLAD COSTEA: I have asked that question specifically because I know there are multi-coin

11 days ago

Unibright & Deutsche Bahn Vertrieb’s Collaboration for Tokenization of Services

Deutsche Bahn AG, a Germany-based, biggest railway operator in Europe, is all set to tokenize its ecosystem with the help of Unibright’s blockchain solution. The project includes working on the workshop content for an internal entrepreneurship program, through which the Deutsche Bahn (DB)’s ecosystem will be tokenized via blockchain technology. The Background DB is the biggest railways operator in Europe, earning the highest revenue in the industry worldwide during 2015. It has a grand customer base of around 2 billion every year. The company offers tickets, both standard and personalized, via website, app and ticket machine. Inclusive services like transportation, accommodation, and catering are also provided. Akram Sioud, the BI developer and blockchain professional at DB, has convinced the company to take Unibright on board for developing blockchain based solution to put together all connected services. The three experts at Unibright are currently focused on a 4-week DB internal workshop to initiate the project, gather information and discuss implementation matters with the company’s selected experts. Structural & Technical DB Ecosystem In terms of structure, the Deutsche Bahn ecosystem already has the company and all its connected service providers on board. At the same time, the ecosystem is technically connected to datastreams of multiple participant companies empowered by APIs at one or both ends of the connection. These connections enable integration of the services onto a common platform as a part of the ecosystem. Marten Jung, CEO of Unibright, states: “One goal of the workshop concept was to define better, which players can be part of an ecosystem around Deutsche Bahn and to make proposals on how this ecosystem can be built. The result should feel natural to the customer and provide tangible advantage.” Ecosystem Tokenization Through tokenization, the participating values and assets will be converted into transferrable, partial, controllable and restricted-in-use tokens, which will act like vouchers or value representation with specific sense in DB ecosystem. Daniel Benkenstein, CIO of Unibright, says: “One goal of the workshop concept was to tokenize values and assets that can be part of that future ecosystem, and also to check on possible transformations of existing value-based systems like “BahnBonus-Punkte” (a reward program where a customer can collect points for each ticket purchase)”. Choosing blockchain as the technology, Stefan Schmidt, CTO of Unibright, adds: “The technical part of integrating existing players into a newly build ecosystem is not trivial. Therefore, one goal of the workshop concept was to show, which parts of the solution can live in a blockchain and how can they be integrated with the “off-chain world”, a challenge that is explicitly targeted by the Unibright Framework” The Ecosystem’s Basic Workflow The concept is to connect all parts of the journey via tokens, including travel miles, services, hotel bookings, services, transportation and other assets. The purchase assets can be transferred or sold. Roles and Processes The issuing office defines new tokens to become part of the ecosystem, e.g. when a new provider is included The provider can offer his tokens for sale on a dedicated platform A collector transfers tokens from users to providers; either manually or automatically. The consumer manages his wallet to hold and monitor the different assets, represented by tokens. On these roles the following processes are defined. Selling and buying tokens Collecting tokens Transferring tokens Issuing new tokens for new assets of new providers The Utilization of Tokenized Assets Different suppliers can define new assets and bring them into the ecosystem. These tokens can be (independently) redeemed for their initial purpose and be bought later to refill the personal balance. A customer can gain big through option that connects and converts different assets from the ecosystem. Proof of Concept Integration The DB ecosystem consists of four aspects for PoS implementation. A token and asset model based on NEM features, including a basic REST-API, Views for the customer Views for the responsible designer of the ecosystem, using the Unibright Workflow Designer. Views for the responsible manager of the ecosystem, using the Unibright Explorer. The NEM features The given solution is built on NEM Protocol, offering different smart assets and operations based on NEM features. For each asset, a specific token is created, representing the balance of this asset For each token, a reverse token is created, modeling the claim to this asset as soon as the service is provided. All tokens initially are in wallets that are owned by DB. Every purchased travel leads to an account (wallet), assigned to a specific user, holding the purchased and claimed tokens. The API-Supported operations are: Booking a journey Creating a wallet and purchasing tokens Transferring tokens Clearing The Ec

11 days ago

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15 days ago

Vem aí, a criptomoeda do Facebook

Por: Livecoins O Facebook está desenvolvendo uma stablecoin que permitirá que usuários transfiram dinheiro através do WhatsApp, informou a Bloomberg. A gigante das redes sociais vai focar inicialmente “no mercado de remessas na Índia”. Desde que contratou David Marcus como chefe de um novo departamento de blockchain, o Facebook tem perseguido ativamente metas de negócios relacionadas a tecnologia nos últimos meses. Marcus é membro do conselho de câmbio de criptomoedas da Coinbase e ex-presidente do PayPal . O Facebook pareceu relutante em confirmar ou negar seus planos de desenvolvimentos em blockchain, e divulgou uma declaração que dizia: “Como muitas outras empresas, o Facebook está explorando maneiras de alavancar o poder da tecnologia blockchain. Esta nova e pequena equipe está explorando muitas aplicações diferentes.” O governo da Índia tem procurado incentivar as transações sem dinheiro no país. O WhatsApp tem enorme popularidade na Índia, onde tem mais de 200 milhões de usuários. O WhatsApp Índia confirmou recentemente que Abhijit Bose, co-fundador e CEO do serviço de pagamento digital Ezetap, se tornará o chefe da empresa no início do próximo ano. Além disso, embora o Facebook tenha publicado cinco novos anúncios de emprego para sua equipe de blockchain, a tecnologia não pode ser comparada a inteligência artificial (AI) - pelo menos de acordo com o número de anúncios de emprego atualmente abertos na rede social. De acordo com especulações, há três cenários possíveis sobre o que o Facebook pode estar preparando: Uma carteira para criptomoedas com uma “FaceCoin” para pagar por bens e serviços de comerciantes parceiros ou de anúncios no Facebook, reduzindo significativamente os custos de tais transações, eliminando as taxas de transação de cartão de crédito. Envio de criptomoedas a amigos para compartilhar contas e outras despesas, em vez de exigir que os usuários conectem um cartão de crédito ou débito ao Messenger, como é o caso hoje. Usar a tecnologia blockchain por motivos de segurança e verificação de identidade, com uma interface de usuário aprimorada em comparação com o incômodo de usar outros aplicativos descentralizados (dapps) hoje. Em um trecho sobre três possíveis maneiras de destruir o Bitcoin, a TechnologyReview especulou que, caso o Facebook decidisse ter sua própria criptomoeda, não precisaria nem mesmo fazer uma nova: Eles poderiam apenas criar uma carteira para Bitcoin, e com 2,2 bilhões de usuários conectados na rede social, o facebook poderia centralizar a moeda digital. O artigo Vem aí, a criptomoeda do Facebook apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

24 days ago

German Railway Operator Explores Blockchain Integration for a Tokenized Ecosystem

Deutsche Bahn AG (DB), Europe’s largest railway operator, is reported to have partnered with blockchain integration platform Unibright to explore the concept of a tokenized ecosystem. DB is curious whether a decentralized ecosystem could cut operational costs and help DB to better interface with other players in the travel industry. Unibright has already built a proof-of-concept (PoC) based on the belief that blockchain can connect trips, services, catering, and hotel bookings into one ecosystem via tokenization. Unibright has proposed building the system on NEM Protocol and the final product of Unibright’s partnership with DB will be joint participation in a workshop designed to explore the inner workings of a tokenized blockchain platform. (RS)

24 days ago

Monex Denies Claims Of Coincheck Receiving Exchange License In Japan

A recent article from Nikkei Asian Review claimed that the hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck received a license to resume its operations. The exchange suffered the biggest hack in the crypto history, losing more than $532 million worth of NEM tokens in January 2018. The Monex Group later purchased Coincheck back in April. Monex Group has refuted the claims of Coincheck receiving its license. They added that the exchange is being reviewed for a license, and nothing has been determined yet. (VS)

a month ago

Crypto Exchange Coincheck to Receive Full Licensing from Japanese Authorities

Coincheck, the crypto exchange that lost over $500 million in investors funds in early-2018, is now close to receiving full licensing from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), signaling that the exchange tightened their platform’s security and cleaned up the management practices that led to the hack. The news regarding the regulatory authority’s decision to issue the exchange their operational licensing was first reported by Nikkei Asian Review, who stated that the license will be issued by the end of 2018. Crypto Exchange Regulation to Reduce Chances of Future Hacks As reported by Nikkei in January of 2018, the hack, which resulted in the theft of NEM tokens, was the direct result of poor security features and exchange mismanagement, which led to multiple vulnerabilities that encouraged hackers to target Coincheck over other, more secure, platforms. Koichiro Wada, the chief executive officer of Coincheck, spoke to Reuters about the reasons behind the platform’s vulnerability, and blamed the lack of experienced employees for the platform’s flaws. “We were aware we didn’t have enough people working on internal checks, management and system risk. We strived to expand using headhunters and agencies, but ended up in this situation,” he said. Following the hack, the FSA swiftly moved to enforce regulations on crypto exchanges that would hold them to similar requirements that banks are held to, scrutinizing their business plans, ensuring that anti-hacking measures are in place, and that the management team is being held to high standards. The FSA issued two separate improvement orders to Coincheck after the hack occurred, and on both occasions found that it lacked sufficient safeguards to protect investor’s funds and to prevent money laundering from occurring. Coincheck Trading Volume Drops, Exchange Begins Restoring Trading Services Although the exchange refunded all the lost funds to investors, the news regarding their platform’s issues has led to a declining trading volume that signals that the damage to the exchange may be irreversible, regardless of the receipt of their licensing from the FSA. The exchange’s trading volume, which has been continuously dropping due to the declining crypto markets and decreased investor confidence in the platform, is currently sitting at just under $24 million USD according to CoinMarketCap. Coincheck resumed new account openings and customer deposits in late-October, initially only resuming trading for four cryptocurrencies, and limiting new accounts to Japan residents exclusively. It wasn’t until November that the platform resumed NEM trading, and only a few weeks ago they revealed that they would resume trading for XRP and FCT tokens. A translated statement from Coincheck regarding the re-listing of XRP and FCT reads in part: “In connection with unauthorized remittance of the virtual currency NEM...the Company suspended the services partially in order to investigate the cause of customer asset protection and unauthorized remittance, and formulated a business improvement plan. In implementing this plan, we have tried to improve our management control system and internal control system. In addition, with the cooperation of external experts who carried out a step-by-step safety audit, we have restarted the service that enables the receipt, purchase and exchange of XRP and FCT.” It is likely that the exchange will be slowly restoring full trading services leading up to the issuance of their licensing at the end of the year. Featured image from Shutterstock. The post Crypto Exchange Coincheck to Receive Full Licensing from Japanese Authorities appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Mercado Ensaia Alta. Análise do TradingView

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

a month ago

Coincheck, an exchange that suffered a $500 million hack, in line for license

Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s financial regulator, will approve a cryptocurrency exchange license for Coincheck according to Nikkei. Coincheck was hacked in January and 532 million NEM worth roughly $500 million were stolen. In April, the founders sold their ownership to Monex for $33 million and in October, Coincheck reopened new user registrations. According to Nikkei, nearly 200 companies are currently waiting for licenses. The post Coincheck, an exchange that suffered a $500 million hack, in line for license appeared first on The Block.

a month ago

Japanese Regulator Approves License For Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck

According to Japanese publication Nikkei Asian Review, the country's Financial Services Agency (FSA) has approved the license for hacked crypto exchange Coincheck. Coincheck suffered the biggest hack in the crypto history, losing more than $532 million worth of NEM tokens in January 2018. The FSA started regulating and scrutinizing cryptocurrency exchanges in the country after the hack. The exchange later became a wholly owned subsidiary of Monex Group in mid-April. However, Coinccheck is yet to make an official statement on the license and an announcement from FSA is expected by the end of the year. (VS)

a month ago

Coincheck To Receive License From Japanese Regulators Nearly A Year After The Hack

Not many cryptocurrency exchanges have been able to get back on track after suffering a major hack. And the one that has done it has strived for quite some time get back to glory days. Well looking at this trend, it seems Coincheck has done some tremendous work and is about to be licensed by the Japanese regulator within a year of its hack Coincheck has taken tremendous measures to improve operations Most part of 2018 has been a tough year for Japan-based crypto exchange, Coincheck but looks like they are going to enter 2019 with a much brighter smile. With a year of being hacked and within a month of restoring back operations looks like the exchange would soon receive its cryptocurrency exchange license from Japan’s Financial Services Agency. Coincheck began 2018 on a bad note as it was reported that the exchange had informed the authorities of an “inappropriate transfer” of $532 mn worth of NEM. The hack was so big that NEM Foundation president Lon Wong called the stolen funds “the biggest theft in the history of the world.” This hack forced Japanese regulators to intensify scrutiny on domestic exchanges. The hack also forced the exchange to change its shareholder composition and other management system and in April 2018 Japanese financial services provider Monex Group announced that it will acquire 100 percent of shares of Coincheck Inc. Since then the exchange has functioned as a wholly owned subsidiary of Monex Group. At the time of hack Coincheck was Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange and after being hacked, the FSA had twice ordered the exchange to improve its business operations; the agency found it was unprepared in regard to customer protection and money laundering. This time the regulator seemed satisfied and after looking at the improved customer protection and other systems that are now put up Monex Group, the regulator decided to grant the license According to Nikkei Asia that broke this news, The FSA’s decision to grant a license to Coincheck is expected to trigger the resumption of the agency’s approval process. Nearly 200 companies are said to be waiting for licenses. In deciding whether to grant licenses, the FSA will continue scrutinizing business plans, anti-hacking measures and the effectiveness of shields put up against other misconduct. After having lost its face, the complete resumption of services for all cryptocurrencies and the license should help Coincheck return to its glory days sooner. A hack is always a miserable thing for an exchange and Coincheck’s revival should definitely work as an example for other exchanges. One will have to see what plans does Monex have in mind with respect to Coincheck now. Will Coincheck be able to get back to its glory days? Do let us know your views on the same. The post Coincheck To Receive License From Japanese Regulators Nearly A Year After The Hack appeared first on Coingape.

a month ago

Coincheck, an exchange that suffered a $500 million hack, will receive a license

Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s financial regulator, will approve a cryptocurrency exchange license for Coincheck according to Nikkei. Coincheck was hacked in January and 532 million NEM worth roughly $500 million were stolen. In April, the founders sold their ownership to Monex for $33 million and in October, Coincheck reopened new user registrations. According to Nikkei, nearly 200 companies are currently waiting for licenses. (Source: Nikkei) The post Coincheck, an exchange that suffered a $500 million hack, will receive a license appeared first on The Block.

a month ago

NEM Embassy Launched in Chile

In March 2018, NEM Embassy began its activities in Chile, including the launch of a Blockchain Centre. The Blockchain Centre is used for training and NEM technology dissemination. Currently, it has implemented Docta.io to solve inequality, a serious problem in Latin America. Docta.io is a social educational project and crypto, which encourages knowledge creation, finance teaching, and blockchain education. The community-powered project focuses on adding value and ensuring equity and equality for individuals who seek knowledge but have no financial means to do so. Ambassador NEM Chile Daniel Tolosa has said that they are proud of their achievements so far and are sure that several organizations will adopt NEM technology in the future. (KE)

a month ago

NEM (XEM): what is its value proposition?

Back in July 2017, just before the historic cryptocurrency market bull run, NEM (XEM) had climbed to the number 7 spot in terms of market capitalization. Although digital currency prices are now well below their all-time highs, with NEM (XEM) now only the 15th largest crypto by market cap, the fundamentals on which the blockchain-based platform was built have not changed. Moreover, there’s a lot more development work that has been done by NEM’s development team. In this article, we shall learn the basic concepts behind NEM (XEM), in order to gain a better understanding of its value proposition. In future articles on this topic, we shall cover the most recent developments related to NEM including its business partnerships. What Is NEM & XEM? Launched in March 2015, the NEM platform has been implemented on a centralized blockchain, which is often compared to Dash (DASH). One of the main things that make NEM unique, at least compared to the energy intensive proof-of-work (PoW) platforms, is that the platform operates without miners. Transaction validators on the NEM network are referred to as “harvesters” and XEM coins were initially distributed among the people who helped launch the platform. These few people then gradually began distributing the XEM coins among the network’s growing community. Users of the platform may only earn XEM by processing transactions or buying the cryptocurrency from others who own it. Very Low Transaction Fees, Far Less Energy Consumption Compared to most major cryptocurrencies, transaction fees on the NEM platform are quite low. Block producers, or TX validators, on the NEM blockchain are called Super Nodes, and they earn a small amount in transaction fees for settling payments. On average, it requires about 100x less energy to process a XEM transaction, compared to a bitcoin (BTC) transaction. That’s because, on the Bitcoin network, the coins have to be mined which is a process that consumes a large amount of electricity. Moreover, as the Bitcoin network’s mining difficulty increases, it will require even more powerful hardware and software to mine. Although proof-of-work (PoW) based blockchain networks are highly secure, particularly Bitcoin, they might not be as efficient in processing on-chain transactions like NEM. While this may also be due to the fact that the Bitcoin network has considerably more participants, the NEM platform might be useful in some cases. For instance, a $1,000 transaction in XEM can be processed for about 10 cents ($0.10) in fees. Because this is negligible, it might make sense to use the NEM network, however there are other cryptocurrencies such as XRP which have very low transaction processing fees as well. Deflationary Asset, Built-In Messaging System Similar to Bitcoin’s monetary policy, XEM is a deflationary asset as its maximum supply has been fixed at 8,999,999,999 coins. Theoretically, if the demand for XEM coins increases, then the price should also increase. Moreover, when there will only be a finite number of coins, there are usually better chances that the cryptocurrency’s price will become stable in the long-term. However, this has not yet happened with XEM or other digital currencies such as BTC. Notably, the NEM platform has a built-in messaging capability. To send messages, there is a small charge which is calculated based on the number of characters in the message. As mentioned, transactions are processed very quickly on the NEM platform. XEM coins can be transferred between wallets in about 6-10 seconds, while confirmation can take around 20 seconds. While some may argue that this “solves” the scalability problem, they might be failing to understand that non-PoW networks compromise on security and such platforms are usually centralized. Not For Those Who Prefer Private Transactions However, XEM is quite popular in Japan and other Asian countries and the NEM network has been able to process up to 4,000 transactions per second (TPS). Those who prefer to keep their transactions private may not want to use XEM as its 100% traceable (all transactions can be viewed on the block explorer). At times, NEM advocates have compared it to Visa or PayPal as the cryptocurrency’s developers have focused on similar design features as more traditional payment processors. These include ease-of-use, scalability, and speed. When comparing transaction fees with Visa, XEM TX fees are negligible (0.01%) whereas a Visa TX costs about 2-2.5%. Meanwhile, PayPal TX fees are at about 1.9% and Venmo is relatively lower at 1%. Proof Of Importance To facilitate decision-making, the NEM network uses the proof-of-importance (PoI) consensus mechanism which is very similar to proof-of-stake (PoS). Users who are large stakeholders in XEM are eligible to become a Super Node. After being appointed a Super Node, a user or a group of users can take part in the voting process on the NEM network. The more XEM coins users earn on NEM, the more votes they are able to use. Accord

a month ago

3 Cryptocurrencies Decoupling From Bitcoin into 2019 (PAL, TRX, WAVES)

2018 was underwhelming compared to 2017. The bear market went into full swing and most cryptocurrencies lost over eighty percent. Bitcoin has begun decoupling from many cryptocurrencies including those having some of the biggest developments of 2018. WAVES, TRX, and PAL are three cryptocurrencies that have persevered through the bear market. These three projects exceeded expectations and even demonstrated an important decoupling from BTC. Cryptocurrencies PAL, WAVES, and TRX Decouple Even during the bear market, there were major events in many cryptocurrency projects. PAL, TRON, and WAVES all had major developments as many cryptocurrency projects were imploding. TRX (Tron) which as of December 31, 2017, was not in the Top 15 cryptocurrencies had a very important year regarding development. The TRX team burned 1 billion tokens and launched their mainnet in May. The mainnet was further developed the following month with the release of Odyssey 2.0. Odyssey 2.0 is intended to be a public blockchain that supports decentralized applications. TRX also announced a $100 million gaming fund to increase the development and use of TRX in games. These developments during the height of the bear market speak volumes about TRON’s team and their dedication. Their founder Justin Sun is an outspoken, well-educated, blockchain advocate who has been a great leader for the TRX project. WAVES (Waves) has been the most notable cryptocurrency regarding decoupling from BTC. Bitcoin price 00 has struggled the prior few months having corrected over forty percent this month alone. WAVES is the self-proclaimed fastest blockchain platform with real-world solutions for trading on a decentralized exchange (DEX) and running smart contracts. Instead of correcting with the majority of the market following BTC lower, WAVES has actually increased from $1.45 November 14, to $2.35 per coin as of December 14. What is more impressive is not the dollar value increase, but WAVES going from 25250 Satoshis to 72138 Satoshis during that same period. Increasing almost two hundred percent against Bitcoin even though BTC fell almost fifty percent. PAL (PAL Network) would be considered the cryptocurrency “moonshot” on this list due to their tiny market cap. WAVES is ranked #22 with TRX being ranked #9 by market capitalization. PAL’s market cap at just under $2 million is less than 1/100th of WAVES and 1/400th of TRX’s. The multiple aspects that make PAL noteworthy. They were selected from over 60 entrants to be a part of the PayPal Incubator. Their mainnet launch was moved up to the end of December, three months ahead of schedule. PAL partnered with major projects such as NEM, QTUM, DGX, and MEDX. Their CEO and Founder Val Ji-hsuan Yapwas was featured in Forbes Asia 30 under 30. Having under a $2 million market cap was interesting, but beating deadlines by months with a top tier CEO is noteworthy. The cryptocurrency markets were miserable to watch if you were long on blockchain projects, ICOs, and BTC in 2018. Those who were shorting the market enjoyed a nice ride but all tides turn eventually. As 2019 approaches projects that disregarded market conditions and continued to persevere should be one’s HODL focus. PAL (PAL Network) With a market cap under $2 million and impressive volume, PAL seems fairly intriguing at 00. Earlier this year the PAL team was selected among three others to be a part of the PayPal Incubator Singapore. This prestigious award and notoriety by PayPal demonstrate PAL’s long-term connections in the Asia region. PayPal was impressed enough to place them in their incubator program, but why? PAL’s CEO and Founder, Val Ji-Hsuan Yapwas was awarded Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 award. This award by Forbes further compliments the notoriety provided to this cryptocurrency by PayPal. It seems the technology and notoriety behind PAL is primarily in Asia, even as their blockchain model tends to focus on the United States. Both Forbes and PayPal have taken an interest into PAL and their Founder/CEO. Beating deadlines in a bear market means the team is very committed. Originally PAL’s mainnet was scheduled to go live in quarter one of 2019. This date has been moved up to the end of December. If history repeats, cryptocurrencies have a tendency to trend North in value as their mainnet approaches. Releasing PAL’s mainnet months early demonstrates the team’s confidence in their platform. Partnerships create utility and project awareness in the blockchain space. PAL not surprisingly has partnered with many major key projects. The most notable ones include NEM, QTUM, DGX, and MEDX. The importance of PAL’s partnerships will be determined following their mainnet launch depending on the partners’ utilization of the PAL network. With notable partners, an exceptionally important Founder and CEO, a team dedicated to beating deadlines, an early mainnet release, being selected by PayPal and Forbes, and having a market cap under $2 million makes PAL a noteworthy a

a month ago

A próxima grande crise financeira pode ser uma oportunidade para as criptomoedas

Por: Livecoins ( Patrick Tan ) - Um provérbio alemão diz que: “As árvores não crescem até o céu”, sugerindo que existem limites naturais para o crescimento e a melhoria. No entanto, de alguma forma, o crescimento econômico global e os preços dos ativos parecem estar desafiando essa sabedoria alemã. A economia dos EUA está em sua mais longa corrida de touros da história e muitas vezes é dito que, quando a última preocupação se transforma em um otimismo de investidores, o mercado não tem para onde ir, senão para baixo. Mas com os preços dos ativos em níveis recordes nos mercados e as ações negociadas com avaliações absurdas, a economia global moderna conseguiu se livrar das amarras do crescimento econômico e do desenvolvimento finitos? Nas reuniões anuais do Fundo Monetário Internacional e do Banco Mundial na semana passada, o clima entre as celebridades das finanças globais era sombrio e com boas razões. Velhas e novas rivalidades de superpotências ameaçam desestabilizar o crescimento econômico global, enquanto o populismo e o tribalismo voltaram a entrar na psique global, ameaçando o conflito. No entanto, o World Economic Outlook do FMI pinta um quadro diferente, continuando a prever um forte crescimento econômico, com a produção global sendo de 3,7% neste ano e no próximo (com paridade de poder de compra), como havia alcançado em 2017. No entanto, há motivos suficientes para se preocupar. Ignorando as guerras comerciais periódicas iniciadas pelos EUA, os problemas estruturais persistem nas economias de mercados emergentes (como evidenciado pela queda de moedas como a rupia indonésia e o ringgit da Malásia) e enquanto a maioria desses problemas são devidos a fraquezas específicas de cada país, há Não há garantia de que o risco de contágio a regiões econômicas seja assegurado. Junte isso com condições financeiras mais apertadas, tensões geopolíticas e o espectro de preços mais altos do petróleo (muitos governos populistas subsidiam os custos de energia para aplacar populações inquietas) e há razão suficiente para preocupação. Mas os problemas não são prejudiciais aos mercados emergentes, economias desenvolvidas como os EUA, que estão experimentando um baixo nível de desemprego, também podem ter uma surpresa se a inflação mostrar sua cara feia, como Warren Buffett diz: “Você só descobre quem está nadando nu quando a maré vai embora” O problema desta vez pode ser que todos estão nadando nus. Os nadadores nus mais óbvios são empresas e instituições financeiras com itens extrapatrimoniais, como bancos de segundo e terceiro níveis na China, com empréstimos duvidosos em veículos questionáveis. Quando a maré e o dinheiro fácil se esgotam, a angústia financeira e econômica é inevitável. Um par de queridinhos dos mercados emergentes já sucumbiram, sendo a Argentina e a Turquia dois dos exemplos mais óbvios. Um grande declínio no apetite por risco, sanções por qualquer tipo de desordem política, guerras comerciais ou instabilidade regional poderiam causar uma fuga de capital mais generalizada. Um aumento na aversão ao risco afetaria a estabilidade financeira e econômica. As avaliações de ativos de risco já parecem trabalhos de ficção e balanços hoje parecem refletir mais as aspirações corporativas do que a realidade, algo que o Relatório de Estabilidade Financeira Global deixa claro: “A dívida total do setor não financeiro em jurisdições com setores financeiros sistemicamente importantes cresceu de US $ 113 trilhões (mais de 200% de seu PIB) em 2008 para US $ 167 trilhões (perto de 250% de seu PIB). “Os bancos aumentaram seus buffers de capital e liquidez desde a crise, mas continuam expostos a empresas altamente endividadas; às suas posses de ativos opacos e ilíquidos; ou ao uso de financiamento em moeda estrangeira ”. É como se a razão de Satoshi Nakamoto (criador do Bitcoin) para criar a criptomoeda descentralizada fosse agora mais relevante do que nunca. Não aprendemos nada com a Grande Crise Financeira de 2008. E o governo dos EUA não ajudou em embarcar em uma expansão fiscal pró-cíclica altamente irresponsável além do que o FMI classifica como “dinâmica da dívida já insustentável”. Em suma, o Tio Sam ainda está imprimindo dólares como se estivessem saindo de moda. Amigos ou inimigos? As realidades são muito mais complexas e repletas de rivalidades herdadas. Mas a culpa também não é apenas dos EUA. Na Europa, a alavancagem nos setores corporativo e governamental continua em alta e os chineses também não têm sido tímidos em seus empréstimos. Importantes preços dos ativos continuam elevados, e nos EUA a relação preço / lucro corrigida, desenvolvida pelo Prêmio Nobel Robert Shiller, permanece mais alta do que em 137 anos (exceto em 1929, final dos anos 90 e início dos anos 2000). O que tudo isso significa é que os sistemas econômicos e financeiros do mundo continuam a ser tão frágeis como eram em 2008 - e quão frágeis eles são hoje só serão descobertos através da experiência - a pior forma de experimentaç

a month ago

Another Day Another New Low For Crypto Markets

FOMO Moments Crypto markets dump to new lows again; Bitcoin Cash, SV, nearly dead, Litecoin surviving. As predicted yesterday crypto markets have dumped to a new low during intraday trading. A minor recovery during the week could not be sustained and total market capitalization has fallen to a new low of $101 billion a few hours ago. Bitcoin led the drop when it fell through support at $3,400 a couple of days ago and kept going back down to a new 2018 low of $3,205 at 22.00 UTC. A quick bounce took it back to $3,250 but Bitcoin is still at its cheapest price for 16 months. Needless to say Ethereum has also been smashed dropping to a low of $83 before recovering back to a very weak $85. The rest of the altcoins are all in pain during Asian trading today. The top ten is a sea of red and as usual the Bitcoin Cash twins are getting hammered with BCH dumping 10% and BSV 12%. EOS and Litecoin have stopped falling at the time of writing but the rest are down a couple of percent. The top twenty is all in the red also with Monero and Nem getting hit the hardest dropping around 7% each. The rest are down 2-4 percent since yesterday and are at rock bottom prices for the year. There are only two altcoins getting a fomo pump at the moment, Waves and Revain are up about 10% right now. Syscoin has entered the top one hundred with a big pump today but it is likely to do the exact opposite tomorrow. DEX is getting smashed at the other end of the table with a 40% dump on the day. MobileGo is also having a bad day with a 20% drop. Total market capitalization is down another 3% on the day and is currently around $103 billion. A new 2018 low was made a few hours ago of $101 billion and as things stand market cap will be double digits very soon. Over 9% has been lost from crypto markets since last weekend and almost 45% since the same time last month. The selloff does not seem to be abating and things are not even stabilizing at a bottom - down is the only direction for cryptocurrencies at the moment. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Another Day Another New Low For Crypto Markets appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Japan Might be Over-Regulating its Thriving Crypto Market

Japan was once the darling of entrepreneurs in the cryptocurrency sector, adored by crypto startups, exchange operators, and investors alike. In recent months, however, the country has begun to demonstrate signs of over-regulation, possibly swayed by a series of high profile scandals and security breaches since the 2014 Mt. Gox bankruptcy. Since the appointment of Nobuchika Mori, the longest-serving finance minister of Japan and the former commissioner of the Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan has seen its cryptocurrency and blockchain sector grow rapidly. But, following his leave, the government has started to reassess the growth rate of the local cryptocurrency sector to push certain regulatory frameworks that could create a difficult environment for both companies and investors. Conflicting Regulations In October, as reported by Reuters, the FSA granted local cryptocurrency players a self-regulatory status, acknowledging the necessity of a quick response to potential unforeseen issues and situations. A senior FSA official said in a press conference that experts in the industry need to be able to set appropriate regulatory frameworks to ensure that digital assets are not used in money laundering or are at risk of being vulnerable to hacking attacks. “It’s a very fast moving industry. It’s better for experts to make rules in a timely manner than bureaucrats do. We will make further efforts to build an industry that is trusted by customers,” an FSA official said, requesting anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject. The abrupt decision of the FSA to allow the local cryptocurrency market to govern itself demonstrated a certain level of trust from the government in the dominant companies in the sector. However, less than a month since they laid out a positive policy toward self-regulation by the FSA, the organization came out with a new regulatory framework targeted at cryptocurrency wallets, not exchanges, describing wallets as “bank accounts that store virtual currencies.” The agency firmly said that wallet service providers, custodial or non-custodial, facilitate the transfer of payments for customers and thus, they also have to be regulated by the FSA in a similar way as exchanges. Currently, wallet service providers are not required by law to register with the FSA. The agency said that if its proposed rule change is adopted then wallet service providers will have to register with the agency and the failure to do so could lead to the abolishment of businesses. The published FSA meeting materials obtained by Bitcoin.com on November 15 emphasized that wallet platforms could be required to cooperate with the government in providing audits of financial statements and maintaining internal management and control systems. If the proposal of the FSA gets passed, it may not be possible for non-custodial wallet platforms to operate in Japan, as non-custodial wallets allow customers to have complete control over their funds through the independent ownership of their private keys. Since the wallet holders maintain the private keys to their accounts, it is not possible for the wallet service provider to manage the payments of the users on the platform and as such, difficult to provide relevant financial statements to the government unless a full Know Your Customer (KYC) verification process is complete and the wallet operator has all of the personal information of its users. The Aftermath of Nobuchika Mori’s Leave In September, Nobuchika Mori completed his term as the commissioner of the FSA. Following the end of his term, Mori joined Columbia SIPA as a senior research scholar in the areas of financial regulatory policy. Mori, known for his reforms in the areas of finance and technology, is said to be the main government official that led Japan to adopt an open-minded stance toward cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology after recognizing that the country has fallen behind the global trend in the past decade. Subsequent to Mori’s leave, Japan and the FSA in specific have started to call for the implementation of policies that could limit the growth of companies and projects in the local cryptocurrency sector. In October, the FSA decided to grant the cryptocurrency sector with a self-regulatory status. In the following month, the FSA stated that the inability of wallet providers to register with the FSA could result in abolishment. This month, in a strange switch of stance, Japanese regulators have proposed to simplify tax policies around the cryptocurrency sector to “revitalize” the market. Firms Understand Where Japan is Coming From, But it’s Confusing Based on the three policies the FSA have proposed in the past three months, it is evident that the government wants to sustain the momentum of the local cryptocurrency sector while severely cracking down on money laundering. Ever since Mainichi Shimbun, the oldest newspaper in Japan, reported in June that more than 30 billion yen ($264 million) had been

a month ago

NEM Statistics at Chainsage.com, New Cryptocurrency Market Data Site

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a month ago

Blockchain é uma lembrança da falha da internet

Por: Livecoins Eu me lembro do dia em que me apaixonei pela Internet, assim como me lembro do aniversário dos meus filhos. O verão de 1993; Eu era um reportér no San Francisco Bay Guardian e meu editor me enviou uma história sobre uma convenção de animes em Oakland, California. I perguntei ao organizador se poderia achar alguns otakus (fãs) para entrevistar. “Todos eles aparecem na internet”, ele disse. Eu não possuia acesso à internet, mas possuia um modem e uma conta no CompuServe, que havia utilizado para trocar e-mails com meu tio. Uma hora em um fórum de anime na CompuServe provocou uma reação que mudou minha vida. O mundo online, eu percebi instantâneamente, era uma ferramenta fantástica de reportagens. Eu aprendi mais sobre anime em uma hora do que em uma semana se fosse entrevistar pessoas por telefone fixo. Eu sabia naquele momento que tinha que me aventurar mais na selva da internet. Daquele dia em diante, meu Rodolex parecia ser um entalhado de escritas antigas de pedra. Com uma semana, eu havia descoberto como utilizar a conta da Univesidade da Califórnia de minha esposa, para utilizar Telnet, gopher e FTP em um período pré-web com a “Net”. Durante o ano, saí do jornal Guardian (não sem antes lançar uma matéria de capa “Como se conectar à internet”), e comecei a escrever para uma nova revista chamada Wired. Eu amei a internet desde o início, mas ver 25 anos depois a escrita “blockchain é a nova web” no Twitter, me dá vontade de sacudir meu feed e rosnar: Vocês não aprenderam nada!? E como todos os convertidos de pouco, eu me destaquei instantâneamente como um evangelista exagerado. E por que não? Sonhos que só se encontravam em romances de ficção agora eram realidade: havia uma biblioteca de conhecimento apenas com alguns cliques de distância. Eu estava longe de ser um libertário, mas confesso que concordo com a fala cypherpunk de John Gilmore que “a internet interpreta a censura como um dano e rotas ao seu redor“. Totalitários, grandes coorporações e monopólios de mídia: cuidado! Seus dias como porteiros terminaram! A internet nos libertará. Puxa, eu amei a internet. Mas 25 anos depois, eu vejo as palavras “a blockchain é a nova internet” rolando pelo Twitter e tudo que posso fazer para evitar gritar é: Oh man, eu realmente odeio a blockchain. Eu tenho vontade de sacudir meu feed e segurar seu pescoço dizendo: Vocês não aprenderam nada!? Me chame de apostata, ou talvez apenas um velho, mas se a blockchain realmente é a nova internet, nós estamos ferrados. Vamos tirar algumas coisas erradas do caminho. Eu não odeio a blockchain por questionar os méritos técnicos de um banco de dados descentralizado, protegido por criptografia. Nem odeio a blockchain por conta do como ficou rápido fazer um ICO e isso passou de “uma forma inovadora de levantar capital para uma startp sem vender sua alma para capitalistas de risco” para “quão rápido podemos criar uma geração de scam antes que os reguladores batam na porta do nosso traseiro coletivo?” Eu também não odeio a blockchain porque o bitcoin parece ser, até o momento, a primeira forma de transmitir grandes quantidades de eletricidade para uma especulação, uma commodity de investimentos acelerando as mudanças climáticas. Muitas pessoas inteligentes estão trabalhando com implementações blockchain e muito dinheiro entrou neste espaço. Estou preparado para admitir que várias aplicações úteis irão surgir para fazer minha vida mais conveniente e sem quebrar o planeta. Alguns anos se passaram entre o Mosaic 1.0 e a criação do Spotify, Netflix e iPhone. Ainda pode levar tempo para poder chamar essa inovação de um presente. Não, meu problema tem pouco a ver com a tecnologia atual. Meu problema é com a fé humana na tecnologia. O mesmo tipo de promessa utópica que surgiu nos primeiros anos de internet - “liberdade, justiça e igualdade para a sociedade do futuro” - estão na ponta da língua de todos os mineradores de bitcoin. A paixão pela verdade dos fanáticos estão em toda a parte: “A blockchain vai nos fazer livre“. Mas se tem uma coisa que deveríamos ter aprendido pela história dos últimos 25 anos, é que as redes digitais, computadores e códigos não são soluções para o problema da humanidade. A cada dia que passa, o oposto parece ser mais fácil de ser a verdade. A pressão exercida pela Internet quebrou algumas fissuras sociais que existiam há um tempo. Ao invés de ganhar o acesso a biblioteca de conhecimento da humanidade, nós acabamos como os membros da “Biblioteca de Babel” de Jorge Luis Borges - aquele infinito pesadelo bíblico que acabou com as possíveis interações de rabiscos com livros reais escritos em línguas reais. Ao invés de nos levar a verdade, a Internet deu a todos a oportunidade ímpar de cada pessoa construir o seu próprio universo de conhecimento, catalisando uma separação abrangente da sociedade que provavelmente levou a ascensão de Trump e de uma virada global à propaganda do autoritarismo. Eu respeito o idealismo dos desenvolvedores de blockchain

a month ago

Dogecoin is more decentralized than NEO, IOTA, NEM, Stellar, and Nano

Decentralization is definitely one of the most important reasons to consider the use of blockchains. Not having a single point of failure, enabling for voluntary participation to the protocol, and allowing anyone to mine or stake are all must-haves for any serious cryptocurrency project. However, the situation is not always favorable for decentralization, even among the most popular projects. Jackson Palmer, the often bitter Dogecoin creator, has decided to take his criticism of the cryptocurrency market to a new level by creating arewedecentralizedyet.com. In order to ask this puzzling question, he decided upon five criteria which include the number of entities controlling more than 50% of the hash power, the percentage of coin supply being held in top 100 wallets, the number of clients which run the coin’s protocol, the number of live public nodes, and whether or not miners or node runners are incentivized. Accordingly, the otherwise rational and sound inquiry “Are we decentralized yet?” gets answered from a technical, political, and monetary point of view. It’s everything we need to know about the most important cryptocurrency projects in order to get an objective insight into the state of development. A more centralized coin is definitely undesirable, as it’s more likely to fail in the aftermath of malicious attacks or government interventions. The more decentralized ones should attract more investors, developers, and community members, as they tick all the monetary, engineering, and ideological boxes to become interesting and worthwhile. In theory, everything is clear and simple. But in practice, we’re bound to discover how more decentralization doesn’t really imply more success. On the contrary, a quick look at the list suggests that projects like NEO, Stellar (XLM), IOTA, NEM, and Nano are very much centralized. The "Are we decentralized yet?" spreadsheet is coming together nicely with the help of some great community members... I'll talk about it more in a video very soon! — Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) March 11, 2018 Much centralization, such wow. At press time, a simple look at Coinexchange’s DOGE network explorer points out that there are 122 active nodes running four different clients of the protocol (Shibetoshi, Block.io, BitcoinJ, and Node). That’s 11 more nodes than Stellar, and this isn’t the only metric that favors the meme coin. In terms of wealth centralization, clients, and voting power, XLM looks much worse and appears to be one of the worst choices if one seeks a truly decentralized project. The recent Stellar airdrop won’t fix the issue of coin distribution either, as the XLM market cap exceeds 2 billion even in the middle of a terrible bear market, and $125 million worth of tokens amounts to less than 5% of the supply. Conversely, Dogecoin beats Stellar in every department which concerns decentralization. And the fact that an inflationary Litecoin fork which never really exceeded its joke status manages to outclass a project which benefits from lots of investments and attract partnerships with giants like IBM is indicative that nobody really cares about decentralization when it comes to either money or new technologies. Sometimes being easier to manipulate is best for business. However, let’s not get overly pessimistic about our cypherpunk ideals for decentralization and take a look at three other top 20 projects: IOTA, NEM, and NEO. IOTA is a popular and interesting scientific experiment which doesn’t make use of a blockchain and tries to make the Internet of Things easier to monetize for automated processes which eliminate the need for trusted third parties. It sounds really cool in theory and, according to IOTA-Nodes.net, the network currently has 250 public nodes, out of which 149 are synchronized. And that really isn’t impressive, as Dogecoin has 122 active nodes without making such grand promises of “solving the inefficiencies of the blockchain“. If we also notice that 62% of the coins are owned by the top 100 wallets (as opposed to Doge’s 51%), then we should already start asking ourselves questions about the real intentions of the project. What about NEM? The idiom “permissioned private blockchain” is already indicative of centralization, and the numbers follow this trend. The top 100 accounts own 53% of the coins (which isn’t as bad as XLM and IOTA), which means that Dogecoin is still more decentralized in terms of ownership. Furthermore, the 494 average nodes pointed out by the project’s proprietary node explorer are almost 20 times fewer than Bitcoin’s. Nevertheless, it’s a little ironic to see how a project which is more centralized by its nature is still more decentralized than others (yet Doge beats it). More centralization, even more wow. Now let’s talk about the cryptocurrency that’s objectively the worst of its class in terms of decentralization. Surprisingly, NEO doesn’t do so well in any department. Only one party owns more than 90% of the voting power, which me

a month ago

Daily Crypto Roundup 12/12/2018

Another day in the crypto bear market trenches passed as research indicates many projects as being quite centralized. Kraken announced an opportunity to invest in their operation, Calgary launched its own digital asset, and more negative comments surfaced from mainstream players, all as bitcoin’s price future remained uncertain. Catch the details: Dogecoin Is More Decentralized Than NEO, IOTA, NEM, Stellar, And Nano Crypto Insider released a report today, stating Dogecoin to be more decentralized than several top crypto assets. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts often evaluate the concept and importance of decentralization regarding different assets. Lacking a single point of failure leads to a more hack-resistant operation. Referencing Dogecoin creator Jackson Palmer’s recent research on centralization, Crypto Insider reported a lack of decentralization for several important projects, including NEO, IOTA, NEM, Stellar, and NANO. Dogecoin fared surprisingly well in comparison. Read on Crypto Insider Kraken Is Seeking ‘War Chest’ Investment At A $4 Billion Valuation Recent news showed Kraken to pursue investments from select parties, offering them shares in the company. Kraken looks to raise $4 billion through these efforts. The exchange will offer a window of time for investors to buy company shares, enforcing a $100,000 minimum investment amount. This is not a public event or IPO, and the deadline for investment is December 16. According to a CoinDesk report today, Kraken sent an email to investors, stating a few reasons for the opportunity. “We’re profitable and sitting on significant reserves so fundraising is not a necessity, however, further aligning interests with our top clients while building a war chest for acquisitions in the bear market presents a win-win opportunity,” Kraken explained in part of the email. Read on CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Charts Indicate Glimmer Of Hope For Corrective Rally After the most recent drop in price, bitcoin has struggled to forge a convincing rally. According to a CoinDesk report today, $3,600 is an important level of resistance to break for crypto’s largest asset to begin a move upward. Last week, bitcoin dropped to its lowest point in over a year, down to the $3,200 price level. The relative strength index (RSI) was also below a level of 30, showing the market to be largely oversold. “So, with bitcoin so extremely oversold, a recovery rally cannot be ruled out - more so because there is evidence of bargain hunters challenging the bears’ resolve to push prices lower,” CoinDesk explained today. Read on CoinDesk Canadian City Of Calgary Launches Local Digital Currency For Intracity Transactions Canada appears to be warming up to crypto assets as Calgary Alberta recently introduced the Calgary Dollar. Customers can use Calgary’s digital currency for products and services. No other cities in Canada have launch coins as of yet. The Calgary Dollar also holds approval from the government of Alberta. “[Alberta] officials expect that the Calgary Dollar could support small businesses and nonprofits by keeping funds within the city,” reported CoinTelegraph today. The Canadian city originally introduced Calgary Dollars in 1996. “What’s new, however, is that Calgary Dollars now has [its] own dedicated app, allowing users to store currency on their devices,” explained HuffPost Canada last week. Read on CoinTelegraph Cryptoassets should be “outlawed” - Allianz GI CEO Asset management giant Allianz Global Investors’ CEO Andreas Utermann commented negatively on cryptocurrencies, according to a yesterday Reuters report. “You should outlaw it,” Utermann said. “I am personally surprised that regulators haven’t stepped in harder.” Involved in the same panel discussion, head of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority Andrew Bailey also chimed in and said that cryptocurrencies had “intrinsic value”. Read on Reuters The post Daily Crypto Roundup 12/12/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

a month 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.

a month ago

Morgan Creek Digital Bets $1 Million that Crypto will Outperform the S&P 500

Morgan Creek Digital believes that cryptocurrencies will outperform the S&P 500 over the next 10 years and the investment firm is willing to bet $1 million dollars on it. The investment manager is challenging any professional investor or investment firm that thinks cryptocurrencies are “worthless” to put their money where their mouth is and take a long-term bet against Bitwise Asset Management’s Digital Asset Index Fund. The index fund contains Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Monero, Zcash, Dash, IOTA and NEM and Morgan Creek founder, Anthony Pompliano believes that this index will easily outperform equities markets over the next decade. The bet is sent to commence on January 1, 2019, and it will conclude in 2029. (RS)

a month ago

NEM Foundation Partners with AENCO to Increase Blockchain Adoption

On November 29, the NEM Foundation unveiled that it had partnered with AENCO, the world’s most significant health tech, and financial solutions blockchain platform. This collaboration will see AENCO incorporate NEM’s technology to increase awareness and adoption of blockchain-based solutions. Additionally, the AENCO team would receive technical guidance from NEM to assist them in implementing the NEM Catapult private blockchain. Per the MoU, the firms would support one another to develop and deploy new projects in areas such as blockchain and application management among others. (KE)

a month ago

Ripple, NEM and Other Crypto-Based Startups Join Forces to Launch EU Blockchain Association

Ripple, NEM, Fetch.AI, EMURGO/Cardano have joined forces to launch a lobbying association that will advocate for the interests of blockchain investment and development in Europe. The lobbying group is called ‘Blockchain for Europe’ and they will work to assist Europe in drafting “smart regulation to shape the global agenda on the blockchain.” Blockchain for Europe will also work to develop a greater understanding of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain technology within Europe. The group hit the ground running and has already been working on meaningful projects, including the Blockchain for Europe Summit held last month. (RS)

a month ago

'Blockchain for Europe' Launched by Ripple, NEM, Fetch, And EMURGO

The blockchain companies Ripple, NEM, Fetch.AI, and EMURGO have joined forces to create the ‘Blockchain for Europe’ coalition that has the goal of helping to steer policymakers in the desired direction as they develop regulations aimed at this new tech sector and the financial ecosystem it is creating. The overall goal is to ensure that the regulations that are adopted “promote and boost” innovation in Europe, rather than stifle it and cause innovators to go elsewhere. The new association hopes to "help Europe to create smart regulation to shape the global agenda on blockchain." (JF)

a month ago

Japanese Government to Track Down Cryptocurrency Income Tax Offenders

The Japanese government will establish a system that would track down individuals who refuse to pay tax on profits made from cryptocurrency transactions. Tax Payments on Cryptocurrency Capital Gains News coming from a Japanese newspaper, The Mainichi, reports that according to sources, the Japanese government is planning to form a system that would monitor individuals who make profits from cryptocurrency transactions and catch individuals who refuse to pay taxes on gains from such operations. The new system would empower the National Tax Agency (NTA) to request transactional details from intermediaries such as cryptocurrency exchanges. These exchanges would provide information on customers whom the agency suspects of tax evasion. Under Japan’s Income Tax Act, gains gotten from cryptocurrency transactions are categorized as miscellaneous income. By this, individuals who gain a minimum profit of 2000,000 yen per annum fall under Income Tax. Following the present legislation, cryptocurrency exchanges and other virtual currency businesses can release data on clients voluntarily. The Japanese government would also enable the NTA demand information from these businesses, including clients’ names, the address of the customers, and a 12-digit individual identification number. The government is, however, considering the protection of personal information. The taxation authority would only demand data on customers earning a minimum of 10 million only when it can verify that the individual failed to report half of the income. Digital currency businesses not in favor of these requests can appeal. A recent NTA survey revealed that over 300 individuals declared earnings of at least 100 million yen from virtual currency transactions in 2017. This profit was due Bitcoin’s record price of $20,000 in 2017. The outline for the new taxation system would launch in the 2019 fiscal year. Regulating the Local Cryptocurrency Landscape Japan is not relenting in its bid to regulate the cryptocurrency industry, improve security, and protect investors. The country which is home to two of the biggest hacks on virtual currency exchanges has tightened regulatory rules for digital currency exchanges in the country. Reports recently revealed that Japan’s regulatory body, the FSA, had plans to regulate Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). This move by the FSA was to curtail fraudulent ICOs and limit individual’s investment in ICOs to protect them. EWN also reported that Japan made its registration process stricter for cryptocurrency exchanges who wanted to operate in the country. This move was in response to the Coincheck hack that saw the loss of $538 million worth of XEM and to prevent the future disappearance of customers’ funds. The FSA also granted self-regulatory status to the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA), This body would monitor exchanges in the country and sanction erring businesses. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. The post Japanese Government to Track Down Cryptocurrency Income Tax Offenders appeared first on Ethereum World News.

a month ago

Dificuldade de mineração do Bitcoin diminuiu. E daí?

Por: Livecoins Como muitas mineradoras de Bitcoin desligaram suas máquinas nos últimos dias, a dificuldade na mineração registrou sua segunda maior queda da história, -15% no dia 3 de dezembro. Isso ajudou a aumentar a rentabilidade daqueles que ainda administram plataformas de mineração, mas fortaleceu temores de centralização. A dificuldade de mineração do Bitcoin é ajustada a cada duas semanas para manter o tempo de geração de blocos em 10 minutos. Isto significa que se houver muitos mineradores competindo entre si e propagando blocos em menos de dez minutos, a dificuldade do próximo “quebra-cabeça” será aumentada. Se houverem poucos mineradores e demorar muito mais tempo para encontrar uma solução, a dificuldade é diminuída - ambas as vezes apenas o suficiente para manter os tempos de geração de blocos em torno de 10 minutos. De acordo com estimativas do maior grupo de mineração, BTC.com, a dificuldade pode cair mais 16% nas próximas duas semanas, nesse caso, quase alcançaria a taxa de maio e junho. De acordo com notícias de novembro, aproximadamente 600.000 e 800.000 mineradoras de Bitcoin desligaram suas operações na segunda quinzena de novembro. A empresa de análise de mercado Autonomous Research estima que pelo menos 100 mil mineradoras individuais fecharam, e a consultoria Fundstrat Global Advisors acrescenta que desde o início de setembro, cerca de 1,4 milhão de servidores foram desligados. Esta saída de mineradores levou a taxa de hash do Bitcoin (ou poder de computação) junto, uma vez que ela está 36% menor que seu recorde em setembro. Conforme já informado pelo Livecoins, as mineradoras estão sob pressão, já que o preço do bitcoin caiu 80% desde sua maior alta de todos os tempos em dezembro de 2017. Em novembro o bitcoin perdeu 37% de seu valor, caindo abaixo de US $ 4.000. O CEO da pool de mineração F2Pool disse em setembro que o ponto de equilíbrio para a mineração Bitcoin estava entre US $ 3.891 e US $ 11.581, dependendo do equipamento usado. Naquela época, cada BTC era negociado por cerca de US $ 6.400. No entanto, o economista e investidor de Bitcoin, Tuur Demeester, disse que não valia mais a pena minerar Bitcoin pois o custo de mineração era igual ou menor que o valor da moeda digital: “Bitcoin Mining breakeven cost” is confusing as a general concept, because it implies a static BTC revenue per hash. However hashrate rewards adjust dynamically, via biweekly difficulty adjustment and the fee market. — Tuur Demeester (@TuurDemeester) December 4, 2018 Com a dificuldade de mineração menor, os mineradores restantes terão um trabalho mais fácil. No entanto, Malachi Salcido, chefe da Wenatchee , uma das maiores mineradoras da América do Norte, disse à Bloomberg que apenas alguns poucos podem se manter no jogo: Mineradores com muitos equipamentos, modelos de negócios específicos com custos de eletricidade extremamente baixos. Algumas pessoas temem um ataque de 51% caso algumas das mineradoras restantes decidam se unir. A comunidade é mais otimista: Ela lembra que a maior queda de poder computacional (-18%) em 2011 trouxe um aumento de preço de 150% para o Bitcoin - de US $ 2 para US $ 5 em cerca de 60 dias. Muitos dizem que os padrões do passado não são garantia para o futuro - “Só porque isso aconteceu antes, não significa que acontecerá de novo”, diz o Redditor u/Red5point1 - nem todos concordam com esse sentimento. O usuário u/Mowglio aponta: “Claro, dados históricos não garantem resultados futuros, mas é literalmente o que toda análise científica é baseada. Jogá-lo ao vento como se não importasse é uma das coisas mais idiotas que você pode fazer.” Veja Andreas M. Antonopoulos, discutindo se mudanças súbitas no poder de hash da mineração poderiam destruir o Bitcoin: E você, acha que a queda de hash do Bitcoin pode deixa-lo vunerável a um ataque 51%? As informações são do CryptoNews O artigo Dificuldade de mineração do Bitcoin diminuiu. E daí? apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

a month ago

Ripple, NEM, Fetch.AI, and EMURGO/Cardano Launch ‘Blockchain for Europe’ Association

Four leading blockchain companies including Ripple, NEM, Fetch.AI, and EMURGO/Cardano have come together to establish the “Blockchain for Europe” association, which will act as a representative for blockchain organizations in Europe. The association will help in providing a unified voice for the industry at a European level. Fostering the Understanding of Blockchain Within EU The Blockchain for Europe association will be the first credible attempt to unify the European blockchain ecosystem. NEM Europe wrote in a Medium post: “The policy debate in Europe has been fragmented — with inconsistent information from those outside the blockchain sector challenging consensus within it.” The goals of this association are to encourage understanding within the European Union about the potential of DLT and blockchain technology. It will also help in ensuring that the upcoming regulations in Europe will help in boosting innovation in the region. The members of the organization will be the businesses that work or originate from the DLT and blockchain space. It will also seek to create smart regulation to help shape the global blockchain agenda. Seeking Healthy Regulatory Environment in Europe The association hosted a Blockchain for Europe Summit on 27 November along with four of the largest European Parliament groups. It bought together global stakeholders who discussed transport, healthcare, governance, and other issues. The debates during the event focused on highlighting the benefits of blockchain for both companies as well as policymakers when they transparently engage with each other. Head of regulatory relations, Europe at Ripple, Dan Morgan said that the company is “delighted” to become a founding member of the association. He highlighted that it is a critical time for European policymakers to develop a regulatory framework that can bring the benefits of blockchains as well as digital assets. NEM Foundation co-founder Kristof Van de Reck expressed his delight of founding the association and suggested that there is not enough unbiased information about the open and decentralized application of blockchain technology. He noted that by working together with other businesses and stakeholders, they could ensure, that insights are not “tailored to the agenda of specific organizations or stakeholders.” Manmeet Singh, CIO, EMURGO, said: “Within the scope of EMURGO’s mission to drive the adoption of Cardano globally, we are very keen to work with the European institutions in crafting the rules and regulations which will enable blockchain technology to thrive globally, thereby expanding the impact of our third generation blockchain Cardano, all under the leadership of EU governance.” Ripple, NEM, Fetch.AI, and EMURGO/Cardano Launch ‘Blockchain for Europe’ Association was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

a month ago

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Binance Coin (BNB) Climbing as EOS Gets Crushed

FOMO Moments Markets recouping daily losses, Binance Coin and Nem are in the green, EOS is getting hammered. The downward motion on crypto markets has continued today as digital currencies slid further back before making a recovery. Monday’s declines have carried on into Tuesday during the Asian trading session but total market capitalization has managed to recoup to similar levels below $130 billion a couple of hours ago. Bitcoin bulls have failed to keep the digital currency above $4,000 causing it to drop into dangerous territory. A 5% dump saw BTC fall to an intraday low of $3,840 a couple of hours ago before it managed to bounce back. At the time of writing Bitcoin had pulled back to just above $4k again. Ethereum has fallen back to $112 and does not look like making any discernible recovery anytime soon. Altcoins are all still red at the moment with some getting more punishment than others. In the top ten EOS is getting pounded with a 10% dive to $2.55 as more centralization woes plague the project. As has been the case for a few weeks now Bitcoin Cash is collapsing, it was the worst performing crypto in November and has lost another 6% today. There is only one winner in the top twenty at the moment and that is Binance Coin climbing 9% on the day. BNB has reached $5.60 as it partners with Decentraland with a MANA competition and crypto Airbnb platform Tripio. Nem and Dogecoin are also gaining a little but the rest are falling, Ethereum Classic and Bitcoin Gold by the most at 6%. Pump of the day goes to Factom again adding 27%, ODEM and Pundi X are also performing strongly at the moment with double figure gains. As predicted, yesterday’s fomo altcoins are dumping today, namely Centrality, Mithril and MobileGo, all dropping double digits along with EOS. Total crypto market capitalization has managed to bounce back to yesterday’s levels after hitting a low of $124 billion a couple of hours ago. At the time of writing it is around $129 billion which is no gain over Monday. Since last Tuesday markets have gained 4% but since the same time last month they have been smashed 38%. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Market Update: Binance Coin (BNB) Climbing as EOS Gets Crushed appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Global Healthtech Company AENCO Will Collaborate With NEM Using Catapult

The NEM Foundation announced that it has signed a new collaboration agreement with the world’s first healthtech and financial solutions blockchain platform AENCO. The company will build solutions on NEM’s Catapult technology. It will help in driving the adoption of blockchain through real-life industry solutions that leverage blockchain tech like NEM Catapult. What Is AENCO Doing With NEM Technology? NEM’s Private Catapult technology will be at the heart of AENCO Blockchain which focuses on a new line of real-life customizable business applications built for its communities. The company is specifically focused on revolutionizing emerging markets, especially in the healthcare and digital financing sectors. It will also support numerous dApps, designed for AENCO’s Financial Solutions Platform. NEM Foundation Hong Kong’s Ricardo Medrano commented on the partnership, saying: “We are excited to announce this MOU with AENCO to support their development of HealthTech and Financial solutions utilizing NEM Blockchain Technology. Both partners share a goal of driving greater adoption and awareness of Blockchain by building and promoting first-class industry solutions that leverage Blockchain technologies such as NEM Catapult.” NEM Will Guide AENCO AENCO’s team will receive technical guidance from the NEM Foundation which will help them in delivering a robust implementation of the NEM Catapult Private Blockchain. It will bring the NEM developers a new use-case to apply the Private Catapult Blockchain, ensuring it remains fit for purpose and future proof. Medrano also said that what they learn from working with the developer team at AENCO could be very valuable for the upcoming public blockchain main net release of Catapult. The two partners will support each other, share technical knowledge, and even undertake joint marketing, public relations, and community events in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. AENCO co-founder Darren Lui noted that the company’s core goal is to deliver impactful applications based on blockchain in the healthtech and financial sectors. The new partnership with NEM, he said, will allow AENCO to accelerate its global positioning as a financial solutions platform, where AENCO IB, AENCO Prime, and AENCO SmartCap solutions, are all delivered through the company’s smart wallet portal. Some of the combined planned projects between NEM and AENCO include building robust database applications, designed to be used in clinics and hospitals, which create clear audit trails and data tracking for the clinical drug development process. Global Healthtech Company AENCO Will Collaborate With NEM Using Catapult was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

a month ago

NEM Ukraine Acquaint National Bank of Ukraine with Blockchain Technology

Recently the NEM Ukraine team acquainted representatives from the National Bank of Ukraine with the advantages of the NEM blockchain. A Meetup To Discuss Blockchain NEM Ukraine organized a meetup titled “Blockchain: features and examples of use in the private and public sectors” with help from Mikhail Vidyakin, the director of the Department of Strategy and Reform of the National Bank of Ukraine on November 28th. The program included three important reports. The first was “Why blockchain? Elements and features of technology”, by Anton Bosenko. The second report was “Case studies on the use of technology blockade in business” by Eugene Klyukin. The third report was “Case studies on the use of blockade technology in public administration” by Oleksiy Launberg. The event kicked off with a speech by Sergei Kholod, the deputy head of National Bank of Ukraine. He said that the bank is open to integration with innovative technology as it intends to reshape the cashless economy and improve the electronic payment system. Positive Responses Emerge From the Event Anton Bosenko, the leader of NEM Ukraine, noted that the team didn’t expect interest from the National Bank of Ukraine at first. He said: “Then we saw that this institution has people, who are interested in innovations and who consider blockchain as a promising technology for use in a variety of solutions. So, we hope that soon we will see joint experiments with the NBU, based on the NEM blockchain”. Vidyakin also suggested that the National Bank cannot avoid the technological progress in the sector as it could be helpful for the development of the financial ecosystem of Ukraine. He said that the innovative thinkers of the bank decided to meet the representatives of the blockchain industry because they think that the technology could solve several issues with “information security and confidence in databases and market participants among themselves and in public processes.” NEM Ukraine Acquaint National Bank of Ukraine with Blockchain Technology was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

a month ago

November Crypto Review: One Third of Cryptocurrency Market Wiped Out

Biggest losers in crypto for the month; Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Cardano, only XRP and NEM lost less than 20%. November has without a doubt been the worst month of the year for crypto markets. It marks the ninth month this year that markets have fallen and the sharpest single month decline for around four years. Over $70 billion, or one third of the market, was wiped out in November plunging all altcoins to their lowest levels for well over a year. Bitcoin had its worst month for seven years dumping around 35% over the thirty day period. Starting out at over $6,500 on November 1st, Bitcoin plummeted to around $4,280 by the end of it. BTC hit a low point for the year just below $3,600 on the 25th marking a record dump of 45% in less than a fortnight. Ethereum’s pain was even greater as it hit a low of around $100 which it has not been near for 18 months. ETH fell over 50% from monthly high to low and over the course of the whole month the loss was around 42% as it crashed from $200 to $115. XRP could be considered as one of the survivors of the month from hell as it actually took and held second spot from Ethereum. Compared to its siblings XRP came out relatively well with a loss of only 15% over the course of November. Stellar has also been more resilient that the rest by usurping Bitcoin Cash in fourth spot. XLM lost just under 30% during November which beats Bitcoin and Ethereum. Bitcoin Cash was not so fortunate getting hammered a whopping 60% during November. BCH started at over $420 and ended close to $170. The big fracas with the hard fork and hash war did this crypto no favors whatsoever. EOS was also a big loser during November with a 45% dump from $5.20 to $2.87. Likewise with Litecoin getting blitzed around 36% during the month as it fell from $50 to $32. Even stablecoins such as Tether were not immune as USDT lost its peg and hit a low of $0.951 early on in November and then dropping below $0.975 six more times during the month. Cardano is rapidly falling down the chart and has dropped a place every month or so, last being the hardest with a 45% dump. Monero dropped a similar percentage also losing it places in the market cap chart. One of October’s survivors, Tron fell around 36% in November, Iota lost 38% and Dash dumped almost 40%. Nem did not fare too badly as it only fell by 18%, but Binance Coin got hurt with 46% declines likewise with Ethereum Classic dumping 47%. Neo took a huge hit losing 49%, Zcash slashed 30%, and rounding out the top twenty Bitcoin Gold also losing 30%. Most cryptocurrencies were left in pain at their lowest levels for on average 15 months by the end of November. Only a few of the top altcoins managed to limit losses to under 30% and those were XRP, XLM and NEM. The biggest losers in the top ten were Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, and Cardano. All figures from Coinmarketcap.com Previous months: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October The post November Crypto Review: One Third of Cryptocurrency Market Wiped Out appeared first on NewsBTC.

a month ago

Cryptos Worst Performers Of 2018

2018 was expected to be a bright year for cryptocurrencies but has turned out to be a year to forget. New and exciting projects were unveiled, in addition to the biggest and popular coins. The only certainty in the crypto market this year has been uncertainty. A market pullback in the crypto world isn’t something new but this year has been worse. The usual saviors are even dangling on a cliff, not to talk about the subordinates. The market which started as a pool of investment for crypto investors has now crumbled into bits, and it’s now fighting to get up on its feet. Many coins have seen their value plummet, their market cap and available supply all going down the drain. Despite the crypto market, in general, taking a deep hit by the high volatility, some coins have suffered pretty badly, and this piece highlights three of the worst cryptocurrencies this year. Qtum Despite its recent price increase to $2, Qtum has been terrible this year, and I wouldn’t want to be in the shoes of any investor with this digital coin in his or her portfolio. After the coin was revealed to be part of a selected number of cryptos to headline Binance’s ‘Gold Label’ crypto project, it showed some signs of life after all but that shouldn’t cover up the fact that the coin lost over 93% of its worth or value in the third quarter of this year. The coin has now lost 98% of its total value since its all-time high $100.224, in January this year. NEM (XEM) NEM is the second coin on this list and is giving Qtum a real chase for the worst performer of this year. After a 16% surge in a day in the early stages of March, whiles over 90% of the top 100 coins were falling; the cryptocurrency hasn’t done much since. NEM which started the year as the 11th largest cryptocurrency with a then market cap of almost $4 billion, has now lost over 91% of its value and this has shrunk its market cap to USD 714,149,100. What started as a bright year has now turned sour. Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Last on the list is Bitcoin Gold. With the Bitcoin tag hanging over its head, the cryptocurrency was expected to perform well this year. The Bitcoin had fork was expected to be on the rise anytime, its ‘God’ coin Bitcoin, was to rise and here lies the case, the biggest cryptocurrency has also been terrible this year. The coin has seen a decline of over 89% this year and certainly don’t look like bouncing back any time soon. The post Cryptos Worst Performers Of 2018 appeared first on ZyCrypto.

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NEM (XEM) Partners with the World’s First HealthTech & Financial Solutions Blockchain Platform

The team at NEM, a leading blockchain platform, recently announced its new partnership with Aenco, the “World’s First HealthTech & Financial Solutions Blockchain Platform.” The Aenco blockchain will be built on NEM’s Catapult technology and will focus on real life, customizable business applications for its communities with a focus on emerging markets such as the digital financing and healthcare-technology sectors. The Aenco blockchain will support a variety of dApps, such as the Aenco Financial Solutions Platform, and will be open to a wide variety of businesses to develop on. (JF)

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