Stellar XLM

$0.1084
Market Cap $ 2.074 Bn (#7)
24h Volume $ 110.272 MM
Chg. 24h: 2.17%
Algo. score 3.8/5  (#73)
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XLM, ADA, and DGB Set to Take the Crypto Space by a Storm

Cryptocurrencies like BTC, XRP, and TRX have remained dominant in the crypto sphere since the 2017 rally that saw the entire market post significant gains. However, some altcoins have been making substantial progress behind the scenes and are set to disrupt the crypto market. These are XLM, ADA, and DGB. XLM is preparing to launch a cross-border remittance system, while DGB boasts incredible security. On the other hand, ADA has an impressive infrastructure. Due to these facts, these digital currencies are poised for greatness as their use cases will be on the rise in 2019. (VK)

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Zcash Digital Asset Report: ZEC Token Review and Investment Grade

Zcash Digital Asset Report: Introduction Zcash’s genesis block was mined in October 2016, since then the cryptocurrency has aimed to provide enhanced privacy and security to its users. Zcash uses advanced cryptography, so-called zk-SNARKS or Zero-knowledge proofs, to shield transactions. It enables one party to prove to another that something is true, without revealing any information, apart from the fact that this specific statement is true. Zcash was able to capitalize on the privacy issues of Bitcoin and forked its codebase. There are two types of transactions on its blockchain: shielded (using zk-SNARKS) and unshielded (just like on the original Bitcoin blockchain), making privacy an option for its users. Due to optional privacy, Zcash faces stiff competition from both types of payment coins: private and non-private. In fact, only 12% of the total Zcash transactions are private. Still, in the privacy coin sector, there are players like Monero which have privacy by default and have greater adoption levels amongst its users. So while Zcash is considered a privacy coin it needs to find its niche in that sector. Otherwise, with no apparent use cases, it will lose out to either a more advanced and private altcoin rival or to Bitcoin, which has a larger user base. This report is the Initiation Report - our first deep dive into the performance and risk/reward factors. The analysis, verdict and accompanying grade reflect our opinion on the long-term value prospects of a given token based on the current state of project development and indicators of future commercial viability - they are not designed to be indicative of short-term trading opportunities. You can see a full explanation of how our reports are constructed and what they mean at the bottom of this page. Part One: The Business Case Zcash Market Opportunities As a payment solution Zcash has the opportunity to disrupt several markets. It has the potential to become a form of payment in the retails industry. Only in the U.S., retail sales reached $5.7 trillion in 2017, while global retail sales are expected to grow over $27 trillion by 2020. Increasing adoption in this market represents a substantial opportunity for growth. Furthermore, while more than half of world adult population has access to banking, 1.7 billion people still remain unbanked (without an account at a financial institution or through a mobile money provider), according to Global Findex Database. Blockchain payment solutions may offer all types of banking services, such as payments, loans, money transfers, etc. These individuals represent a large market outside of the traditional banking system that is ready to adopt blockchain payment solutions. Also, with its privacy features Zcash can capture the offshore wealth market. The extremely wealthy have accumulated at least $21 trillion in secretive offshore accounts. If even 1% of it will be held in Zcash it will drive the price of the coin up to new heights. The payments market has been one of the most promising areas for the blockchain industry. Cryptocurrencies have the opportunity to eliminate multiple “middlemen fees” and make transactions cheaper. Therefore there have been multiple coins that have been trying to compete and become a means of payment for the crypto adopters. Zcash compares itself to different payments solutions, such as credit cards, Bitcoin and cash. The space is competitive and the company is facing stiff competition across all of the sectors. Below is a table representing some of the key blockchain-based rivals. Competition in the Blockchain Space Currently, Zcash is losing to competitors in both private and non-private sectors of the crypto market. In the private coin sector, its main competitor is Monero. The coin is private by default and is considered to be the first choice for those who want to hide transactions from the general public. If you are using Zcash private transactions your actions may be considered suspect, just for doing that. When someone is using shielded transactions while everyone else is using transparent ones, questions are bound to arise, as only 12% of the transactions are shielded on the Zcash blockchain. Moreover, when coins move from “unshielded” to “shielded” and back to “unshielded” addresses they may lose some of the anonymity they had. This partially explains why Zcash has a low percentage of private transactions on its blockchain. The market for privacy coins is competitive, and rivalry can even go beyond “doing a better product.” The Chairman of Zcash Foundation, for example, was working on the research paper that studied linkability of Monero transactions. The paper was published an hour before the scheduled Monero hardfork and was considered as “paid for hit piece” by the community since the largest vulnerability in the paper was noted over two years before, was mitigated over a year before, and was nearly completely resolved before the first vers

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Volumes Shrink 22% From Jan 10

Bitcoin Price in a $300 range mode ShapeShift bombarded with US DoJ subpoenas in Q4 2018 Transaction volumes dip, moving averages slide from 18k to 14k in four days Participation levels are low, and with drying transactional volumes, BTC prices are ranging. However, with a flurry of subpoenas, exchanges are wary. All in all, we retain a bullish outlook expecting breakouts above $3,800 as Bitcoin rally to $5,000. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals The US is the world’s largest economy, and as one of the major players in crypto, their regulatory stand can influence asset performance. We can draw examples from their sanctions on Russia and Iran. Their economies suffered as a result of that ban. As a global phenomenon, crypto is designed to be censorship resistant, distributed and without a point of failure. Unlike China, USA might be accommodative but complying with their rules is involving and expensive. It is for this reason that most exchanges prefer to set up operations in Europe and satellites countries like Mauritius or Gibraltar as their laws are lax on crypto. Following the steps of Kraken, ShapeShift has released their recent compliance report. There, we can see that subpoenas more than doubled in Q4with the US DoJ being the most demanding. In total, they made 18 requisitions throughout 2018. Pulling Back The Curtain: How ShapeShift Handles Law Enforcement Compliance: https://t.co/NefZV7xIY8 Thanks to @krakenfx for inspiring us to bring more transparency to the #cryptocurrency space. We encourage others to join in on this initiative. pic.twitter.com/RWIailvbF3 — ShapeShift.io (@ShapeShift_io) January 18, 2019 Candlestick Arrangements From the charts, BTC prices are scant and confined within a tight trade range. Even so, we retain a bullish outlook on Bitcoin as long as our trade conditions are valid. Note that—and as per our previous emphasis—buyers have a chance once prices edge past Jan 14 highs of $3,800. The $3,800 not only doubles up as a minor resistance level but as an essential Fibonacci retracement level based on Dec 2018 high low, a breakout above it preferably with above average trade volumes could lay the foundation for higher highs towards $4,500 triggering conservative long positions. At the moment, none of our trade conditions are valid. Therefore, we shall retain a neutral outlook aware that losses below $3,700 main support could see prices tumble to $3,200 or lower. Technical Indicators Strong price movements can only be at the back of stellar participation. It’s clear that this is lacking and with averages of 14k—down from 18k when prices sank below $4,000 on June 10, any breakout above $3,800 or below $3,700 or Dec 28 should be at the back of above average volumes exceeding 35k or 20k on the lower limit. The post Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Volumes Shrink 22% From Jan 10 appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Stellar (XLM) In Deep Sideways Action Despite Major Announcement From Grayscale Investment

XLM has in the last couple of hours managed to record some marginal gains. This comes off the back of some positive news from Grayscale investment. In a recent announcement, the investment firm confirmed it will begin supporting Stellar. The company further confirmed that Stellar would constitute a single investment product. Stellar now joins a list of elite coins like Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin that are single investment products. The introduction of Stellar will see it receive exposure to investors. This could see demand for Stellar go up and prices steadily climb. The addition of the token reportedly arose from investor’s demand which further demonstrates XLM’s current interest growth. At the time of press, Stellar seems to be stuck in sideways action, a trend being established by the wider market led by Bitcoin BTC. Via Coinmarketcap.com Although Stellar has been able to maintain above $0.10 through the recent price drop, the coin has been unable to break past the $0.11 resistance point. During the crypto surge on December 24, Stellar soared as high as $0.13, one of the more respectable positions for the coin. In the short-term, the coin will be looking to retest the $0.13 position with the prospect of a higher position remaining imminent. Bitcoin (BTC) And Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis The wider market is still in a stalemate with major coins recording marginal movements. Bitcoin is still trading within the $3,650 range with many wondering what direction the coin will take next. According to many, soon a trend will emerge. The coin will need to breach past the $3,700 position marking a bullish trend or drop below $3,500 and set a bearish trend. If prices drop below $3,500, many are of the opinion that the coin will find a bottom at around or slightly below $3,000. However, price consolidation has seen the prospect of a bearish trend drop. If bitcoin can continue holding ground above $3,500, a rally could be triggered soon. Via Coin360.com Ethereum ETH, on the other hand, has also been holding on above $120. At the time of press, Ethereum is trading for a little over $121 marking a marginal change from the last 24 hours. In the short-term, Ethereum will have to ensure it stays above $120 and ensure investor confidence is on a high. The network upgrade at the time of press is yet to be scheduled by the team, with its success a major catalyst over the direction the coin takes. The post Stellar (XLM) In Deep Sideways Action Despite Major Announcement From Grayscale Investment appeared first on ZyCrypto.

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Cryptocurrency Price Prediction 2019: Stellar [XLM], Cardano [ADA], XRP to See High Gains while Tron [TRX] Expected to Lose

According to the latest cryptocurrency price prediction 2019 report by Finder, the six panelists discussed the upcoming fate of the 8 top cryptocurrencies by market cap. Bitcoin (BTC): Bearish in 2019 The leading cryptocurrency has the highest prediction for February at $4,800 by Digital Capital Management COO Ben Ritchie while Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song predicts the lowest value at $2,103 as he says, “They’re more or less random numbers. Hard to predict without knowing what news comes out between now and then.” As for 2019 end, the prices are predicted by the panelists to be around either $6,500 or $8k, however, Fred Schebesta of Finder itself is extremely bearish on Bitcoin at $2,760. Stellar (XLM): The Money Maker of 2019 The 6th largest cryptocurrency is expected to rule 2019 as it is picked to see the highest growth in the market. For February 1, the biggest number for XLM is $0.67 and the lowest at $0.01 as it has “broken from a strong base, now looks a bit weak on the charts.” By the year-end, a 260% increase is predicted for XLM which is “in growth mode, working on a scalable blockchain, looking for projects that can take off. This could be the year.” Ben Ritchie says, “Stellar Lumens has gained a large amount of respect in 2018, as it continues to build a public blockchain that solves problems. “ Cardano, Ether, XRP, and EOS: Good Growth Expected ADA is predicted to have a good year with over 90% growth by 2019 end as Joseph Raczynski says, “Another great project still looking to bake more projects in search for the killer app.” The second largest cryptocurrency XRP is predicted to hit losses this month but a rise of 44% to $0.52 at the year’s end. Ben Ritchie believes in XRP as “They have announced some infrastructure tech in 2018 and it “has one of the largest and most coordinated groups of developers of all cryptocurrencies in Ripple Labs.” He also says, “almost a certainty is that XRP will follow its traditional pattern and undergo another pump and dump in 2019.” EOS is “Yet another project where people are looking for formal use cases that work. This one, though more centralized, has potential,” says Joseph Raczynski. With 77% yearly growth, EOS holds promise but the monthly prediction is not positive. By December 31, 2019, Ether is predicted to rise above $200 with 55% growth, however, losses are predicted by this month end. “The great altcoin winter is here,” summarized Jimmy Song. Tron (TRX): Gonna Lose in “Altcoin Winter” Tron is expected to lose the highest in January with over 52 percent loss predicted to $0.0093. However, this year end will see it with only a slight decrease of 0.32% to $0.0192. However, Joseph Raczynski believes TRON will be valued at $0.022 by February 1st and $0.05 by December 31st as he explains, “The latest news coming out of the TRON game is transaction speed, which is what most projects are trying to figure out. If they indeed have passed a milestone in speed, this will pick up.” Let us know what you feel about this cryptocurrency Price prediction 2019? The post Cryptocurrency Price Prediction 2019: Stellar [XLM], Cardano [ADA], XRP to See High Gains while Tron [TRX] Expected to Lose appeared first on Coingape.

a day ago

Stellar (XLM), Binance Coin (BNB) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) - Technical Analysis

A strong Bearish momentum has hit the markets today, with a majority of the coins showing red. This momentum has had the effect of increasing sale offs out of fear of losses by investors. Today’s focus coins performed as follows over the last 24 hours: XLM/USD Stellar (XLM) suffered the fate of most other cryptos over the last 24 hours. It started at $0.109 and is now at $0.107 which represents a 1.2% drop. The Bearish trend tested and breached yesterday’s support zone before embarking on a slow upward trend. The fall in the price of Stellar pushed investors to sell to avoid loss. Consequently, the relative strength Index (A) dropped slightly signaling an increase in buying activity. The 30 days EMA (C) also crossed over the 9 day EMA (B) which indicates that the drop will go on in the short term. BNB/USD Binance Coin started on a Bullish momentum after it was announced that the EUR/GBP pair would be added on the Binance cryptocurrency exchange. This was to capitalize on the Brexit vote so that the Great Britain Pound (GBP) would become easily exchangeable to Ethereum, Bitcoin or the Euro (EUR). The short term effect of the above fundamental news was a drop in Binance Coin’s Relative Strength Index (A). This signals increased buying activity as well as increased investor confidence in the coin. The RSI is currently at 58. This is closer to 70 (overbought) than 30 (undersold). This means that the strong investor confidence has taken a dip which has created a slow Bearish run. Binance Coin has taken a small, 1.1% drop as a result of increased sale offs. The 9-day moving average (B), has gone under the 30-day moving average (C). This shows that a bearish momentum has hit the markets and its likely Binance coin will take a dip unless the Bulls up their momentum. BCH/USD The post fork period for Bitcoin Cash has been tumultuous. In the first week of 2019, it looked as if the Bulls would take charge of the market. However, the Bears have dominated the market with the 30-day moving average currently acting as price support at $130.53. This indicates a Bearish period is incoming. In the markets, BCH is down by 2.03% with a market capitalization of $2.3 Billion. In the last 24 hours, BCH had a market volume of $181 Million. The post Stellar (XLM), Binance Coin (BNB) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) - Technical Analysis appeared first on ZyCrypto.

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Grayscale Investments Adds Stellar to Its Cryptocurrency Investment Portfolio

Digital currency investment group Grayscale, the company behind the Bitcoin Investment Trust, announced the launch of Stellar Lumens Trust, a “single-asset investment product” which exposes investors to lumens (XLM), the native asset of the Stellar network. The newly-launched Stellar Lumens Trust is Grayscale’s ninth-single asset product. Others include its flagship Bitcoin product, as well as

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

The total crypto market cap broke a major resistance near the $117.00B level. EOS price broke the $2.50 resistance and it may rise towards the $2.62 level. Bitcoin cash price jumped above the $130 level and it might head towards the $135 resistance. Tron (TRX) price is up more than 3% and it seems like it could test $0.0262. IOTA gained more than 6% and it is likely approaching the $0.3250 resistance level. The crypto market is slowing recovery, with positive signs for bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum. Similarly, BCH, ripple, and altcoins like IOTA, TRX and ADA may climb higher. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis Bitcoin cash price found a decent support near the $125 level and later started a fresh upward move. BCH/USD recently broke the $130 resistance to move into a positive zone. The price may continue to climb higher and it could test the $135 and $136 resistance levels in the near term. On the downside, an immediate support is at $130, below which the price could retest the $128 and $126 support levels. EOS, Tron (TRX) and IOTA Price Analysis EOS price is trading with a positive tone and it recently broke the $2.45 and $2.50 resistance levels. The next stop for buyers could be $2.62, above which buyers are likely to push the price towards the $2.80 level. Tron started a fresh upward move and gained around 3%. TRX is trading nicely above the $0.0250 level and it may continue to grind towards the $0.0260 and $0.0265 resistance levels. IOTA (MIOTA) performed really well recently and traded up by more than 7%. The price is cleared the $0.3050 and $0.3100 resistance levels, opening the doors for a run towards the $0.3250 and $0.3300 resistances. Looking at the total cryptocurrency market cap hourly chart, there was a decent upward move after a test of the $115.00B support level. The market cap gained traction and it recently surpassed a crucial bearish trend line with resistance at $117.20B on the hourly chart. It has opened the doors for more gains towards the $120.00B and $124.00B level. Hence, there are chances of a decent recovery in bitcoin, ETH, tron, litecoin, EOS, ripple, XLM, ICX and other altcoins in the near term. The post Crypto Market Update: EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), IOTA Price Analysis appeared first on NewsBTC.

a day ago

Bold Price Predictions For Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA) in 2019

Crypto predictions are always taken with a pinch of salt. They are essentially just guesswork based on a few fundamentals and snapshots of the market at any given time. There is no doubt though that predictions for future prices of crypto assets are incredibly popular, and the latest from Finder have made some bold assertions. Stellar and Cardano up, Litecoin and Neo down Using a panel of industry insiders Finder has set out to publish an updated list of insights for various cryptocurrencies each month. For this, their first month, the panel of six have analyzed and will predict movements of eleven crypto assets with a predicted change in price between now and the end of the month and one for the end of 2019. Panelists include Ben Ritchie COO of Digital Capital Management, Fred Schebesta, CEO and Cofounder, of Finder.com, and technologist Joseph Raczynski. In the short term most altcoins are predicted to drop further by the end of January with the exception of Stellar and Cardano which they expect to climb by 84% and 43% respectively by February 1st. The caveat, however, is that there is no fundamental reasoning to back up these bold predictions, the article just posts the figures. All of the other altcoins examined are predicted to fall in the next two weeks with Tron predicted to dump the most at 52%. This one is bizarre considering TRX has been one of the better recovering crypto assets during the bear market. Over the past month alone it has recovered 78%. The inclusion of Dogecoin is also a little strange as is the exclusion of IOTA or DASH but it is there and has been predicted to lose 47% by February first. The longer term predictions are more interesting with dollar and percentage gains guessed for the end of December 2019. According to the panelists Stellar Lumens is expected to surge 260% ending the year at $0.41. Big gains have also been predicted for Cardano which will end the year at $0.08, 91% higher. Bitcoin will end the year up 84% at $6,947 according to the team and EOS up 77% to $4.68. Ethereum is only expected to make 55% back by the end of 2019 taking it over $200 again but only just with a market capitalization of just over $20 billion. XRP is not expected to do that well either in 2019 with a 44% gain to $0.52 predicted. A few altcoins have been predicted to end the year even lower than they are now, with DOGE losing the most dumping a prophesied 75%. According to the panel 2019 will be a bad year for Litecoin and NEO also with losses of 23% and 26% respectively. Price predictions are just that, a stab in the dark. It would be interested to see how many of these panelists have put their money where their predictions are. XLM would be the prime bet for all of them it seems. The post Bold Price Predictions For Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA) in 2019 appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Crypto Market Wrap: Marginal Gains On a Flat Friday

Market Wrap Crypto markets are flat on Friday, Tron, Iota and Binance Coin shifting gear a little. Crypto markets are ending the week still flat with very little movement over the past few days. The odd one or two cryptocurrencies are moving a little but generally not much has gone on over the past 24 hours which has left total market capitalization still just above $120 billion. Bitcoin has moved up a little, but less than a percent gains has only taken it as far as $3,670. Daily volume has not changed from $5.3 billion and the consolidation continues. Bitcoin is at the same place it was last Friday after dropping to a weekly low of $3,550 before recovering to current levels. Ethereum has shown no movement since recovering from its Monday dump and is currently trading at $123, up half a percent on the day. Delays to Constantinople are doing no favours for ETH as it struggles to catch up to XRP in second place which is still over $600 million in market cap ahead. The entire top ten is showing green at the moment but gains for the majority are tiny. Tron is leading the way with 3% as the San Francisco niTROn summit concludes today. EOS and Stellar are also up over 2% but the rest are flat this Friday. More green can be found in the top twenty during the day’s Asian trading session, aside from Cardano and Monero which are dropping back a little. Biggest gains can be seen with Iota and Binance Coin jumping 5-6 percent on the day. Ethereum Classic has made 3% but the rest are less than 2% higher. Only two altcoins have made ten percent on the day and they are Dentacoin, which has been dumping all week, and Zcoin. Following its huge 50% pump yesterday Augur has dropped back 10% with Buggyra Coin and REPO not far behind. Total crypto market capitalization has only managed to inch up $1 billion on the day which is less than a percent. It currently stands at $122 billion with an unchanged daily volume of $16 billion. On the week markets have been flat, aside from a dump and pump on Monday. There is nothing to indicate that this is likely to change at any time in the near future. Market Wrap 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: Marginal Gains On a Flat Friday appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Daily Berminal Brief: Thailand Stock Exchange Plans On Introducing Crypto Trading And Coinbase Acquires Data Collection Startup

The State of The Market - January 18, 2019 BTC: $3,649.79 (+0.48%) XRP: $0.325594 (-0.51%) ETH: $121.95 (+0.15%) The crypto market continues to remain steady as it gained just above $400 Million in the last 24 hours. There is no solid trend in the market today, with most cryptocurrencies in green. However, Bitcoin could turn bearish over the weekend as it failed to go past $3,700. It could test its support at $3,400, or even $3,000. The top 10 cryptocurrencies changed by less than 2% in the last 24 hours. In other news, Grayscale Investments announced that it has launched a new fund dedicated to Stellar Lumens (XLM). The fund is called Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust and it is designed to provide investors with exposure to Stellar's price movement. Also, ShapeShift cryptocurrency exchange platform recently released a report titled "Pulling Back The Curtain: How ShapeShift Handles Law Enforcement Compliance." In the report, the exchange detailed the 60 law enforcement inquiries that it had received during 2018 and discussed how the exchange deals with such inquiries. 1) The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is set to apply for a digital exchange license. Thailand has become one of the most progressive nations in Asia when it comes to cryptocurrency regulations. With the growing popularity of cryptocurrency exchanges, SET wants in on the action. In Thailand, the SEC issues crypto regulations and the Finance Ministry issues licenses for exchanges. Bitkub Group, one of the first officially approved crypto exchange could partner with SET. 2) Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, has acquired a San Francisco-based data collection startup called Blockspring. The company collects data and makes it consumable to its customers through APIs. It helps companies build lead lists, automate marketing reports and integrate live data into their websites. Coinbase, which is valued at $8 Billion, did not disclose the money it spent on the acquisition. Blockspring raised $3.5 Million in its seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz in 2015. Blockspring will continue to operate as an individual company, and continue serving its customers. 3) OKCoin founder Star Xu could possibly be looking for a roundabout way to conduct a backdoor initial public offering (IPO) after his firm applied to obtain a 60% stake in a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Documents show that Xu filed for approval to purchase the stake in LEAP Holdings Group Ltd. on January 10 and Xu is requesting that OKC Holdings Corp., be permitted to purchase 3.2 billion shares of LEAP Holdings Group for $60 million. The HKEX temporarily suspended LEAP Holdings' stock to prevent the news from impacting its price and if approved, the acquisition would provide a path for OKCoin to become a public company without having to proceed through all the regulatory procedures that would be required of a company if they directly applied for an IPO. (VS)

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BTC will rise 80%, XLM 260%, ADA +99% and ETH 55%. DOGE will dump -77% by Dec 31, 2019. TRX -52% this Month, Panel of Experts Predicts

A group of experts in the field of crypto/blockchain and fintech leaders from around the world predicted that 2019 will be a good year for the crypto ecosystem, with significant price growth - albeit well below the figures recorded during 2017. According to a report published by Finder.com, a monthly survey made to a group of 6 experts concluded that most of them have a bullish vision for 2018. However, the forecast for the next 30 days does not seem to be very optimistic. The surveyed experts were Craig Cobb (trader and founder of tradercobb.com), Fred Schebesta (CEO of finder.com and hiveex.com), Jimmy Song (Venture partner at BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL LLC & instructor at PROGRAMMING BLOCKCHAIN, author of the book Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch), Alisa Gus (CEO of Wishknish), Ben Ritchie (COO of Digital Capital Management and CEO of Bitcoin Advisors) and Joseph Raczynski of joetechnologist.com. For the month’s survey, panelists opined on a set of 11 cryptocurrencies. Among them are eight from the top 10 cryptos by total market cap (except BCH and BSV) and three cryptos of special popularity in the community: XMR, NEO, and Dogecoin. The group of panelists expects a bullish yearly performance (imagine a candle that represents the price fluctuation during a year) in 8 of the 11 consulted cryptos; however, their expectations for February are quite bearish in practically all cryptocurrencies, except for Stellar Lumens and Cardano. Stellar Lumens (XLM) The case of Stellar Lumens (XLM) is curious because although there is no information or event that generates such high expectations, all panelists except for Jimmy Song (who is bearish in everything but BTC) and Craig Cobb were quite optimistic about the price performance of Ripple’s direct competitor. Bitcoin (BTC) Regarding Bitcoin, all analysts were optimistic about the price in the coming months, with the exception of Jimmy Song who talks about values close to 2103 USD by the end of February and Fred Schebesta who predicted a price of 2160 USD. Within a year, they were all bullish except Mr. Schebesta. Ether (ETH) As for Ether (ETH), 4 of the six panelists showed a bearish view for the next month with an average prediction of a 17% decline over the next 30 days; however, all but Jimmy Song and Fred Schebesta were bullish over one year with an average prediction of 55% growth (218 USD per ETH). Dogecoin (DOGE) Dogecoin seems to be doomed according to the panelist. Only two experts shared their opinions about this altcoin. The average prediction for the next 30 days is bearish: -47% and they expect the altcoin dips 75% by the end of the year going from $0.00237 to $0.0006 Tron (TRX) Tron is another crypto that experts seem to be hyped right now. The panelists expect a price correction that will last this whole year. Of the 3 that participated in the answers, Jimmy and Schebesta were bearish whereas Joseph Raczynski was a little bullish. The average prediction for the next 30 days is of $0.0093 which represents a decline of 52% compared to current prices. The average prediction by Dec 31, 2019; is of $0.0192 which is relatively stable, with a drop of only -0.32% Investment and Hodling Regarding their blockfolio, the experts said they hold the following tokens: Craig Cobb: BTC, ADA, ETH, XLM. Alisa Gus: BTC, ETH, Knish. Fred Schebesta: ETH, EOS. Joseph Raczynski: At one point I have owned some of the top 10. Jimmy Song: BTC. The post BTC will rise 80%, XLM 260%, ADA +99% and ETH 55%. DOGE will dump -77% by Dec 31, 2019. TRX -52% this Month, Panel of Experts Predicts appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 days ago

Stellar [XLM] Price Prediction: Price Broke Out of the Descending Wedge, What Is Next?

Long-Term Outlook Stellar Weekly Logarithmic Chart - Source: Tradingview.com A look at the Weekly chart for Stellar in logarithmic form shows that price broke the long-standing support line at $0.2 in mid-November and is now close to the first major support area in $0.07-0.09. Price is facing resistance from the 7,21, and 50-period Moving Averages and the Ichimoku cloud. Medium-Term Outlook Stellar 3-Day Chart - Source: Tradingview.com A look at the 3-day chart gives similar information. Price is facing resistance from all the moving averages, and multiple bearish crosses have occurred. However, the MACD has made a bullish cross and is heading upward. Finally, the RSI is at 35, almost indicating oversold conditions. Stellar Daily Chart - Source: Tradingview.com A look at the Daily chart provides a more positive outlook. There is a significant bullish divergence in the RSI and the 7 and 21 period moving averages and close to making a bullish cross. However, the price is below all the moving averages and the Ichimoku cloud. Short-Term Outlook and Price Prediction Stellar 12-Hour Chart - Source: Tradingview.com Finally, a look at the 12-hour chart gives us a structure in which price is trading in. Price broke out of the descending wedge on December 17th and is currently close to the mini support area at $0.09-0.1. Furthermore, there is significant bullish divergence developing in the RSI. Price Prediction: Therefore, I believe that in the short-term price is heading for $0.014 (the recent high) and in the medium-term, it will make a run for $0.018 (top of the wedge). Conclusions: Price is close to the support area at $0.07-0.09. There is some bullish divergence developing. Price recently broke out of a descending wedge. Latest Stellar News: Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, EOS, IOTA, Tron, and Dogecoin DISCLAIMER: Investing or trading in digital assets, such as those featured here, is extremely speculative and carries substantial risk. This analysis should not be considered investment advice, use it for informational purposes only. Historical performance of the assets discussed is not indicative of future performance. Statements, analysis, and information on blokt and associated or linked sites do not necessarily match the opinion of blokt. This analysis should not be interpreted as advice to buy, sell or hold and should not be taken as an endorsement or recommendation of a particular asset. Stellar [XLM] Price Prediction: Price Broke Out of the Descending Wedge, What Is Next? was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Blockchain News | Bitcoin News | blokt.com.

2 days ago

Grayscale Investments Launches Fund Dedicated to Stellar Lumens (XLM)

On January 17 Grayscale Investments announced that it had launched a new fund dedicated to Stellar Lumens (XLM). The fund is called Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust and it is designed to provide investors with exposure to Stellar’s price movement. Investors looking for more diversification have the option of investing in Grayscale’s Digital Large Cap Fund which contains Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. Grayscale managing director Michael Sonnenshein told Fortune that investor demand was the main driver behind the Stellar Lumens Trust and Sonnenshein added that he was “personally bullish on Stellar’s real-world use case”. Sonnenshein also said that the launch of the fund shows that current reporting about the collapse of the crypto market has been over-exaggerated. (RS)

2 days ago

Grayscale launches Stellar Lumens investment trust

Grayscale Investment, a cryptocurrency asset management firm, announced the launch of its Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust on Thursday, which provides investors with exposure to Lumens (XLM), the native asset of the Stellar network. This investment product is the ninth single-asset product launched by Grayscale. The firm also sponsors products that provide exposure to bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, ethereum classic, horizen, litecoin, XRP, and zcash. Stellar is a distributed remittance platform connecting financial institutions, payment systems, and individual users. Stellar’s native asset, Lumens, enables users to move money quickly and reliably at little to no cost. The post Grayscale launches Stellar Lumens investment trust appeared first on The Block.

2 days ago

Crypto Investment Firm Grayscale Launches Fund Dedicated to Stellar Lumens (XLM)

On Thursday (January 17th), New York-based cryptoasset investment firm, Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of Barry Silbert's incubator and venture capital firm Digital Currency Group (DCG), announced that it had launched a new single asset fund—Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust—designed to give investors exposure to the price movement of Stellar Lumens (XLM).

2 days ago

Binance Launches New Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange Targeting UK Crypto Enthusiasts

CoinSpeaker Binance Launches New Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange Targeting UK Crypto Enthusiasts Zhao wroted that they have been overwhelmed with registrations but that here is a backlog of KYC verifications already. https://t.co/THxfdd3RD2 is overwhelmed with registrations. There is a backlog of KYC verifications already. More resources are allocated to reduce it. In the mean time, we appreciate your understanding and patience. The registration prize is FIFO based, no worries. Just crazy! — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 17, 2019 Trading on the latest platform, Binance Jersey should be available with pairs like BTC/GBP, ETH/GBP, BTC/EUR, and ETH/EUR. Trading will be available to users after they have verified their account as per the KYC process. Binance CFO also claimed that the expansion into the European markets will provide “freedom from the threatening Brexit uncertainty where both, pound and euro are in trouble.” Binance Jersey promised to reward its first 5000 registered users with EUR 20, so this may likely have contributed to the surge in the number of registrations. Or perhaps it is just evidence that there is demand for more fiat-crypto exchange services in the European market. As the largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance already owns a large share of the global cryptocurrency trading markets and may have arrived early to dominate the European space. As revealed in a press release announcing Binance Jersey, the exchange’s expansion to Europe could provide “freedom from looming Brexit uncertainty where the pound and euro are also in concern.” Cryptocurrencies will likely provide an alternative to shuttling between the two fiat currencies if Brexit finally happens. Binance partnered with Digital Jersey last year to collaborate on initiatives supporting the island’s growing blockchain ecosystem. It said that Binance Jersey is also a part of the collaborative effort which aims to foster growth, such as developing local banking relationships and local talent. Binance believes Jersey will be a major driving force of increasing cryptocurrency use in the European market. Zhou said: “Jersey has in place an existing legal and regulatory framework for cryptocurrency into which Binance Jersey easily fits. Binance Jersey hopes to increase Jersey’s competitive advantage in banking from other jurisdictions competing for cryptocurrency-related business as the island’s cryptocurrency regulation allows.” In light of Theresa May’s historical Brexit deal being rejected by the majority last night in London, it is clear that Brexit has been a sheer disaster. But even so, the economic ramifications of the indecision has yet to be fully realised. According to one of the biggest newspapers in the nation, The Independent, £41 trillion in derivatives face an uncertain fate that hasn’t been confirmed despite the mass defeat May suffered last night in Parliament. Trillions more in contracts from Europe are on there way too. The offshore financial centre, Jersey is known for its generous tax regulation and having a thriving economy built on the banking sector. Five years ago, it was also the first jurisdiction across the globe to give the go head for a regulated Bitcoin fund which was revealed as part of an initiative by the Jersey Financial Services Commission to become a global magnet for cryptocurrencies. As part of the expansion of its token offering, Binance opened trading of two pairs using XRP as the quote currency last month. Prior to that, Binance added Circle’s USD-pegged stablecoin USD Coin as a quote asset for several new trading pairs in its combined Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ), including native exchange token Binance Coin (BNB/USDC), Bitcoin (BTC/USDC), Ethereum (ETH/USDC), XRP (XRP/USDC), EOS (EOS/USDC) and Stellar (XLM/USDC). In addition, Binance also added a USDC trading pair with fellow stablecoin Tether. The CEO of FX hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, Su Zhu, has said in December last year that Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the global market, is the most trusted among investors within the digital asset community. The truth is that since its debut, Binance has placed heavy emphasis on security and investor protection. To this date, the exchange remains in a prestigious group of exchanges alongside Coinbase and a handful of other exchanges of not suffering a single hacking attack or a security breach since its inception. Binance Launches New Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange Targeting UK Crypto Enthusiasts

2 days ago

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH 6-Days in a $10 Range, Breakout Likely

Latest Bitcoin Cash News Despite deep price erosion and uncertainty, we can see progress in Bitcoin Cash. Even though developers may be reeling from a disastrous hash war rate whose gamble did see Jihan Wu replaced as the CEO of the world’s largest chipset manufacturer Bitmain, developers are not laying down on their laurels although they feel the pinch as BCH prices hover around record lows. Read: Russia Is Not Ready to Buy Bitcoin Yet, Russian Official Says Aside from launching Adrian Barwicki’s Honest Cash, a social media app with 200 users at the time of press, Jonathan Toomim—a Bitcoin Cash developer is unveiling a new app, Xthinner, whom he claims can compress blocks by up-to 99 percent. By using LTOR, the app is efficient and close to six times better than other block propagation systems as CTOR for example. This solution if implemented will increase efficient and as noted, the key towards efficiency is to improve algorithm and not hard ware. Also Read: BitMex Reportedly Losing a Large Number of Users due to Regulatory Pressures from North America What’s unique about Xthinner is that it is fault tolerant and can “handle situations in which the sender and receiver’s mempools are not well synchronized with gracefully degrading performance.” Besides, Xthinner can also be used for compressing INV messages to just a few bytes. INV is a messaging system where nodes can automatically update notifying other nodes within the network of new transactions in their inventory. BCH/USD Price Analysis With a market cap of $2,213 million, the margin between fifth and ninth—occupied by TRX is tight and separated by $600 million. Nonetheless, BCH/USD is moving within a consolidation and price action is confined within Jan 13-14 high low. Besides, there are hints that bears may ultimately have an upper hand despite impressive gains in the last months. While the trend is bearish—from a top down approach, BCH prices may first recover towards $230 and later $400. Trend and Candlestick Formation: Bearish, Bear Breakout Pattern A simple trend line connecting recent highs confirms the path of least resistance to be southwards mirroring our previous deductions. In the weekly chart, it is clear that bears have an upper hand and the situation was even made worse by deep losses posted in Nov 2018. Then, the breaks below $400 lead to immediate halving once everything had settled. As such, recent price action is technically trading within a bear breakout pattern with late Dec-Jan higher highs being possible retests that could lead to price expansions above Dec 2018 highs of $230. Volumes: Bearish It is true that BCH’s performance was stellar throughout the first week of January 2019. Guiding our short-term projections other than candlestick formation is Jan 10 bar. Feeding those bears were above average volumes—89k versus 38k. That’s more than double. Therefore, for bulls to snap back into trend, we need to see price rallies above $230 to be accompanied by high volumes—above current averages of 33k. Ideally, such spikes should readily lift prices above $150 as bulls recoup losses of Jan 10. From there on, aggressive traders can open positions with first targets at $230 All charts courtesy of Trading View—CoinBase This is not Investment Advice. Do your Research. The post Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH 6-Days in a $10 Range, Breakout Likely appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 days ago

Stellar Price Analysis: XLM/USD Trends of January 17-23, 2019

CoinSpeaker Stellar Price Analysis: XLM/USD Trends of January 17-23, 2019 Key Highlights: Stellar price is consolidating at $0.10 price level; the coin is trading below the two EMAs; the bears may still hold the XLM market. XLM/USD price Long-term Trend: Ranging Supply levels: $0.12, $0.13, $0.15 Demand levels: $0.10, $0.09 $0.06Stellar price is in a ranging movement on the daily chart. The bearish pressure weakened as the coin approached the $0.10 price level and it has no momentum to break down the level. Likewise, the bulls have no pressure to push the cryptos up. The consolidation commenced when the price reached the $0.1 price level. Although the XLM is under the two EMAs as a sign of bearish trend last week movement was on the same price level. Should the bulls defend the demand level of $0.13 and the price bounces the Stellar price will rally towards $0.12 supply level which may have its target at $0.13 - $0.15. In case the bears exert more pressure on the XLM price and the demand level of $0.10 does not hold the coin will fall and may have its support at $0.09 - $0.06. Stellar price is under the 21-day EMA and the 50-day EMA and the Stochastic Oscillator period 14 is at the oversold level below 20 levels and the signal lines point down indicates that the XLM price may fall further. XLM/USD Price Medium-term Trend: Bearish XLM/USD is still on its bearish trend on the medium-term outlook. XLM price bottomed at $0.10 on January 11 and there was a consolidation for many hours before the bulls gather momentum and pushed it up to penetrate the 21-day EMA but resisted by the 50-day EMA. Stellar price declined towards $0.09 mark after broken down the demand level of $0.10. The XLM price is currently below $0.10 with more bearish candles formed since the opening of today’s market which indicates an increase in bear’s pressure. The 50-day EMA remains above the 21-day EMA with the coin trading below the two EMAs as an indication of bears’ momentum in the XLM market. The stochastic Oscillator period 14 is below 40 levels with signal lines point to the south indicate sell signal. Stellar Price Analysis: XLM/USD Trends of January 17-23, 2019

2 days ago

Altcoin Arbitrage Today: XLM, ETH, LTC, USDT, ZEC, TRX

As the weekend almost dawns upon the cryptocurrency markets, the time to make good money lies ahead. All markets show some interesting price shifts as of late, which almost always leads to arbitrage opportunities between exchanges. The following currencies let users score some decent profits for exploiting these price differences throughout the day. ZCash (Bittrex / Bitfinex) Even though the same price difference was visible yesterday, it seems the ZCash market son Bittrex and Bitifnex remain apart. The minor 1.37% price gap persists even today. For traders, this makes for an easy target and potential profit. Simply buy ZEC on Bittrex and sell it on Bitfinex. There isn’t much effort involved in these types of trades. That only makes the potential profits even sweeter. Stellar Lumens (KuCoin / Binance / EXMO) Another day in arbitrage trading and another day of EXMO-related price differences. When it comes to XLM, there are a few different options to explore. The Stellar Lumens price on KuCoin, HitBTC, Gate, Binance, and Kraken is lower compared to EXMO. An average profit of 1.8% awaits in this regard. Users can also flip XLM between Binance or Kraken and EXMO. That potential profit sits closer to the 2.2% mark. Ethereum (OKEx / Poloniex / EXMO) A hefty amount of price gaps persist where Ethereum is concerned. Its value on HitBTC, OKEx, Poloniex, Gate, Binance, Kraken, Kucoin, Vebitcoin, Bitstamp, and Bittrex is lower compared to EXMO. Users can expect an average gain of nearly 21.4% by exploiting this price difference. Another option is to explore the Bittrex - Bitfinex gap for a 1.41% profit. A lot of good options to make some quick money with this token. Litecoin (Bitstamp / Bittrex / Bitfinex) It doesn’t happen all that often a Litecoin arbitrage opportunity comes around. For today, buying on Bitstamp or Bittrex and selling on Bitfinex will yield a 1% profit. Users can also buy on Bitstamp to sell on Koinim, Koineks, VeBitcoin, or CEX. The average profit for doing so is slightly higher, especially where Bitstamp - VeBitcoin is concerned. Numerous options worth checking out in the search for quick profits. USDT (Bittrex / Sistemkoin) Throughout this entire week, there has always been at least one stable-coin related arbitrage opportunity. Today, that moniker belongs to Tether’s USDT. Its price on Bittrex is 0.88% lower compared to Sistemkoin. As such, the trade itself is rather straightforward. It is not the most lucrative option, yet still provides ample profit for the minute effort involved. Tron (Binance / Sistemkoin) It would appear the TRX price on Binance and Sistemkoin fluctuates quite a bit. At times, an interesting price gap between these platforms becomes apparent. The difference can be as large as 1.74%. That in itself makes for an interesting opportunity. It is also one of the more lucrative options to explore today. Information provided by Arbing Tool Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. Log in to use Ginger Limited mode Z Cash (Bittrex × The post Altcoin Arbitrage Today: XLM, ETH, LTC, USDT, ZEC, TRX appeared first on NullTX.

2 days ago

Litecoin [LTC], Stellar Lumens [XLM] fall down the top-10 list as Tether [USDT] makes it to sixth position

The cryptocurrency market has been going through a rough time after a small bullish run last week. A majority of the major coins have fallen, at the time of press. Litecoin [LTC] and Stellar Lumens [XLM] have slipped down the top-10 list following the fall. LTC and XLM have been fighting for the sixth position on the CoinMarketCap list for a long time, and finally have settled on the eighth and the seventh positions, respectively. Tether [USDT], the stable coin, now rests on the sixth position. Source: CoinMarketCap At the time of press, LTC was valued at $31.3, with a market cap of $1.8 billion. The coin reported a 24-hour trade volume of $532 million, with a fall of 0.50% over the past hour. The coin has been falling since the past few days as it registered a dip of 16.75% in the past seven days, while registering a minimal recovery of 0.20% in an hour. LTC was highly traded on OKEx, as it reported a volume of $49 million with the LTC/BTC. OKEx was followed by ZB.COM, which registered a trading volume of $46 million with the LTC/USDT pair. The third place was taken by DOBI Exchange, as it noted a volume of $36 million with the LTC/BTC pair. Source: CoinMarketCap As per the one-day chart of XLM, the coin had fallen by 0.83% over the past day, with a market cap of $2 billion. The coin registered a 24-hour trade volume of $88 million, with a fall over seven days of 13.40%. It is still falling by 0.29% over the past hour. The coin was largely traded on ZB.COM exchange. The trade volume registered by the coin on the exchange was $19 million with the XLM/USDT pair. ZB.COM was followed by Exrates, which registered a volume of $12 million with the XLM/BTC pair. The third position in terms of trading volume was acquired by BCEX, as it registered a volume of $7 million with the XLM/BTC pair. The post Litecoin [LTC], Stellar Lumens [XLM] fall down the top-10 list as Tether [USDT] makes it to sixth position appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 days ago

Altcoin Arbitrage Today: USDT, DOGE, EOS, XLM, LTC, ZEC

Every day is a good time to make money with cryptocurrencies, tokens, and digital assets. Although the overall momentum has turned rather bearish once again, this will also create new price gaps waiting to be explored by traders. The following markets are well worth keeping an eye on in search of profits, as the current price gaps can potentially widen as more time progresses. ZCash (Bittrex / Poloniex / Gobaba) A fair few interesting ZCash-related price gaps are popping up between different trading platforms. A healthy 2.04% price gap exists between Bittrex and Bitfinex. Smaller gaps are worth exploring as well. ZEC prices on HitBTC, Poloniex, and Gate are lower compared to Gobaba. While the difference may be just 0.8%, this can still result in some pretty decent profits when performing many trades throughout the day. USDT (Bittrex / Sistemkoin) There has been some minor controversy regarding Tether’s USDT today, although it seems there is nothing to be overly concerned about as of right now. What is more interesting to keep an eye on, however, is the USDT price gap between Bittrex and Sistemkoin. A profit of 0.96% can be pocketed from every trade, which is a respectable amount. There is still a huge demand for USDT, thus liquidity shouldn’t pose any issues. Dogecoin (HitBTC / Gate / LiveCoin) Every time a Dogecoin price gap presents itself, taking advantage of this opportunity becomes paramount. There is a lot of good money to be made where this popular currency is concerned. The value per DOGE on HitBTC and Gate is lower compared to Livecoin. Potential profits range from 1.6% to 2.1% per trade. Another good moneymaking opportunity in the cryptocurrency world, despite the overall market momentum. EOS (Binance / KuCoin / Gobaba) When the bigger alternative markets are subjected to arbitrage opportunities, things start to look rather promising. For today, there are a few different EOS price gaps which can yield up to 1% in profit. The value on Binance, KuCoin, and Gate is lower compared to Gobaba, which makes for rather straightforward trades. XLM (HitBTC / Binance / EXMO) There is no shortage of XLM price gaps waiting to be explored today. As long as one is comfortable with selling XLM on EXMo, liquidity can be sourced from virtually any other exchange. HitBTC, Gate, Binance, Kraken, KuCoin, and Bitexen are all viable options in this regard. Whereas most opportunities will yield a profit of over 3%, the Bitexen - EXMO option is subject to just 1.76% in profit. Even so, it is still a very viable option, all things considered. Litecoin (Bitstamp / Bittrex / Bitfinex) Litecoin has become subject to price gaps quite regularly as of late, which is pretty interesting to keep an eye on over the coming days and weeks. For today, the silver to Bitcoin’s gold is valued lower on Bitstamp and Bittrex compared to Bitfinex. This option results in potential profits between 1.3% and 2.1%. Users can also flip LTC between Binance and Gobaba for a potential 0.77% gain. Having multiple options to pocket a profit is always a good thing, especially in this industry. Information provided by Arbing Tool Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. Log in to use Ginger Limited mode Another good moneymaking opportunity in the cryptocurrency world, despite × Image(s): Shutterstock.com The post Altcoin Arbitrage Today: USDT, DOGE, EOS, XLM, LTC, ZEC appeared first on NullTX.

3 days ago

Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series ‘Luxury’ Hardware Wallets

On Jan. 16, hardware wallet manufacturer Satoshilabs, the creator of the Trezor line of cryptocurrency devices, announced its latest partnership with the mechanical artistry and design company Gray. The luxury designer is well known for its mobile collections like Zyra and Alter Ego and the two companies have now released a “luxury” aerospace-grade titanium hardware wallet series called Corazon. Also Read: A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Bitcoin Mining Rigs Available Today Corazon: ‘Luxury’ Titanium-Grade Hardware Wallets The Singapore-based manufacturer that creates custom Apple and Android mobile phone cases, Gray International, has partnered with the cryptocurrency company Satoshilabs. On Wednesday, the two businesses revealed a luxury grade series of hardware wallets called Corazon. The new devices are CNC machined using aerospace grade titanium that can withstand far more damage than traditional plastic and aluminum devices. The Corazon wallets are based on the Trezor Core firmware used in the company’s Trezor model T series. Just like a model T, the unit comes with a USB connector (type C to type A) and two recovery seeds. The new designer series Corazon model also serves as a password manager and a universal second-factor (U2F) token device as well. The Corazon series is way more expensive than your average Nano or Trezor One, and almost three times the price of the Model T depending on which flavor of Corazon is chosen. The cheapest model is the basic gray colored titanium model for $696 per unit. The Corazon Stealth model ($996) is a limited edition piece with only 500 available and has a black physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating. The Corazon Gold version ($1,496) is also limited but to only 100 models and the device has a gold PVD coat instead of black. “Each Corazon begins its life as a solid block of grade five aerospace titanium before being manufactured into its signature and attractive design,” explained Satoshilabs in an email to news.Bitcoin.com. “With special tamper-proof design, the device is impenetrable without compromising the external integrity — Audited by security researchers and verified by the stellar track record of Trezor, the Corazon’s technology is entirely open-source to be fully transparent, in line with Trezor security philosophy.” Expensive But Limited The new collaborative effort between Satoshilabs and Gray follows the recent Ledger Nano X launch on Jan. 6. The new model is similar to the old Nano’s case design but is bluetooth-enabled and can store up to 100 different digital assets. Gray explains on its website the Corazon release coincides with the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin’s creation. Each unit starts as a solid block of titanium and is then machined into a lightweight but strong hardware wallet. The limited edition models are finished to a degree “that is impossible to be replicated by hand” says Gray’s website. Cryptocurrency proponents can pre-order the Corazon models with either BTC or BCH via Bitpay, and the website takes traditional credit cards as well. This is not the first time Trezor has released limited edition models, as the firm has released metal aluminum grade versions of their wallet in the past. Last December the firm sold metallic chrome-looking models for 600 euros and there were only 300 made. The limited series was called the “Steel Bundle” and the product came with a Cryptosteel seed container. Some people will likely disregard the new Corazon series on account of the price while others may see the wallets as a collectible. What do you think about the new Trezor Corazon series designed by the mechanical artistry and design company Gray International? Let us know what you think about these products in the comments section below. Disclaimer: Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com and the author are not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article. This editorial is for informational purposes only. Image credits: Trezor, Gray International, and Bitpay. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series ‘Luxury’ Hardware Wallets appeared first on Bitcoin News.

3 days ago

Altcoins Daily Preview: Stellar Lumens (XLM) to Rise 260% by Dec 2019-Fintech Leaders

Latest Stellar Lumens News By design, the crypto market is inherently volatile. That’s to say asset prices can swing by large margins in matter of minutes, hours or days. We saw what happened in Sep last year when XRP prices soared 400 percent a few days before xRapid and the super hyped SWELL conference. Therefore, although their outlook is a bit outrageous—and even full of hopium, the analysis from a “panel of experts” lead by Ben Ritchie, COO of digital capital management and Bitcoin educator and investor, Jimmy Song cannot be binned just like that. Read: DX.Exchange Continues to Upgrade its Platform a Week After Launch In their own view, the crypto market is likely to make a U-turn and that means a change of fortune for asset prices including Lumens. While Jimmy Song retained a bearish outlook saying BTC may as well tank to $2,100 before snapping back to trend, Ritchie cited adoption levels and the overall impact of traditional markets on cryptocurrencies. Also Read: After $182M Funding Round, Crypto Platform Bakkt Makes Acquisition Even so, the market is generally apprehensive with the scars of 2018 yet to heal. Therefore, while experts can spew random numbers, it will be hard to settle on a figure because like any asset, unpredictable macros can be a real bummer. Anyhow, the year is still “young” and as optimism fill the air, the short to medium term projection largely depends on January’s barometer. Stellar Lumens Price Analysis If anything, Stellar Lumens (XLM) has been consolidating against the USD for the better part of the year. By dropping from 30 cents to 15 cents after four months from July to Nov 2018, XLM is pretty stable. However, let’s not forget that by dropping and closing below 15 cents in mid-November, XLM is trading within a bear breakout pattern against the USD. As laid out in previous altcoin daily previews, 15 cents should be important as far as XLM trading is concerned and for bulls to be in control, then the bear breakout pattern confining recent price action must be nullified. If not, then rejection of higher highs could trigger a sell off in the third phase of a bear breakout pattern. It is for this sole reason that we retain a neutral approach, tracking XLM performance in the short term. Rallies above 15 cents will no doubt increase XLM mark cap, opening up opportunities for retest of 30 cents. on the flip side, declines below 8 cents could see XLM sink towards 5 cents or lower by end of January 2019. Litecoin Price Analysis LTC prices may be stable but recoveries above $50 anchors on reaction at $35. Note there is a bull trap and although the trend is still up, traders need to see increased market participation confirming late Dec 2018 upswings. That mean, bulls will be in control but for positions to be initiated, prices must surge above $35 at the back of above average volumes. Thereafter, we shall trade in line with previous trade plans with targets at $50. Otherwise, declines below $30 exposes LTC to Dec 2018 lows of $20. All Charts courtesy of Trading View—BitFinex, Bittrex This is not Financial/Investment Advice. Do your research. The post Altcoins Daily Preview: Stellar Lumens (XLM) to Rise 260% by Dec 2019-Fintech Leaders appeared first on Ethereum World News.

3 days ago

XRP Plus becomes the latest XRP related scam as community blasts impersonators

XRP’s developments in the cryptocurrency industry have been something to stand up and take notice with multiple partnerships with institutional investors being the main highlight. Along with the tie-ups, scams and frauds, XRP has also grabbed the headlines with impersonators being a key point of focus. The latest fraud related to XRP is called XRP Plus, a cryptocurrency that was called out due to the presence of David Schwartz’s photo on the XRP Plus website. David Schwartz is the Chief Technology Officer of Ripple, the parent company of the second largest cryptocurrency on the planet, XRP. The fake news about XRP Plus was actually circulated via Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform. Dr. T, a popular XRP proponent on Twitter had stated: “The scams just don’t end do they? Is this a co-ordinated attack on XRP by anti-XRP forces? XRP Plus?!!@#!!!@#!@#!@#!@#!@#!@#$ ARE YOU SERIOUS?!” Once the news was revealed, the XRP supporters or the XRP army as they are commonly called, rallied behind the cryptocurrency by defending its integrity. There were cries of ‘we need to defend the actual XRP’ while others stated that ‘we are only interested in the actual XRP’. This past week has certainly been an active one for XRP as another cryptocurrency called XRP Classic had emerged on social media websites as well as cryptocurrency ranking websites like CoinMarketCap. Even though it has the name XRP in it, the whitepaper of the so-called XRP Classic provides a very unprofessional look with mistakes present in it. Alecryptox, an XRP user and enthusiast had tweeted: “WHAT SCAM IS XRPCLASSIC AND WHY IS COINMARKET CAP LISTING IT!!!RETWEET WIDELY!This is a prime example of why we need regulation to save people from this!” As per some reports, XRP Classic is an ERC20 token and when spotted on CoinMarketCap, it was trading for $0.000001. Another XRP user, cryptovonripple commented: “Wow! Blatantly Scamming folks as if it ain’t no thang... Welcome to Crypto Twitter folks. THERE IS AND WILL ONLY EVER BE ONLY ONE #XRP - Not even Stellar Lumens (#XLM) could make a decent copy.” The post XRP Plus becomes the latest XRP related scam as community blasts impersonators appeared first on AMBCrypto.

3 days ago

Stellar Predicted to Hit $0.41 by End 2019 — Can XLM Break Above $0.1121 And Continue Higher?

A recently released report predicts that XLM will hit $0.21 by February 2019, and that the market will reach…

3 days ago

Altcoins Daily Preview: Stellar Lumens (XLM) to Rise 260% by Dec 2019–Fintech Leaders

Latest Stellar Lumens News By design, the crypto market is inherently volatile. That’s to say asset prices can swing by large margins in matter of minutes, hours or days. We saw what happened in Sep last year when XRP prices soared 400 percent a few days before xRapid and the super hyped SWELL conference. Therefore, […]

3 days ago

Stellar Price Analysis - Bullish fundamentals

Fundamental network metrics for XLM remain poor when compared to other networks. However, current metrics including transactions per day, mean transaction value, NVT, and daily active addresses have continued to paint a bullish picture over the past few months.

3 days ago

Daily Cryptocurrency Analysis: Stellar (XLM), IOTA (MIOTA), and Tron (TRX)

After going through a protracted nose dive, most cryptos are up today with most analysis charts painted green. The Bullish trend has pushed prices of the various cryptos upwards with Tron, EOS, and ETH registering more than 10% turn over in the last 24 hours. All of today’s focus coins are also up; with Stellar (XLM) at 5.15%, Iota (MIOTA) at 4.92% and Tron (TRX) at 21.75%. The upward rally is aimed at market correction which means that the various Altcoins are attempting to regain their previously held psychological prices. For instance, BTC had established and maintained its psychological price at $6000 for better parts of 2018. TRX/USD Tron began off yesterday selling at $0.02428 and is currently correcting at $0.026 which marks a massive 21.75% turn over. This impressive Bull Run was also reflected in the markets where TRX sold $479 Million in the last 24 hours. This is as indicated in the Relative Strength Index (RSI) - marked A. Tron shook off negative investor confidence that had hit it as seen in the RSI to shoot up towards the ‘overbought’ area. Currently, the RSI is at 50 which indicates strong sentiments from investors. All indicators show that the upward rally by Tron is likely to continue in the short term. The 7-day EMA (C) crossed over the 21 day EMA (B) and is currently above it which shows the Bull grip might hold on a bit longer. XLM/USD As was with Tron, stellar (XLM) enjoyed a skyrocketing run with its price. It recorded a 5.51% increase, coming from $0.1050 to $0.11. The upward trend grew in strength at around 1500h yesterday after little market activity blamed on the Bearish trend from last week. At around the said time, the 7-day Moving Average (B) crossed over the 21-day Moving Average(C) marking a Bullish trend. In the markets, investors are holding onto their coins rather than selling them as shown in the RSI (A). Unless the Bulls bottle this promising momentum, the upward trend will sustain. IOTA/USD Iota (MIOTA) was up by 4 percentage points after going through a Bullish momentum that saw it move up from $0.2880 to the current $0.3048. This Bullish run saw the 7-day moving average cross (C) above the 21 day EMA (B) with the latter acting as price support. The Bull Run has pushed the support zone further up which has had the effect of imparting positive sentiments to investors as seen in A. the RSI has come down which means investors have faith in Iota’s recovery. The post Daily Cryptocurrency Analysis: Stellar (XLM), IOTA (MIOTA), and Tron (TRX) appeared first on ZyCrypto.

4 days ago

Crypto Market Gains Traction: EOS, Tron (TRX), Bitcoin Cash, ADA Price Analysis

The total crypto market cap found support near $112.00B and recovered above $120.00B. EOS price is up more than 8% and it may extend gains above the $2.50 resistance. Bitcoin cash price is back above the $130 level and it could test the $135 and $138 resistances. Tron (TRX) price rallied close to 10% and cleared the $0.0250 resistance. Cardano (ADA) price found support above $0.0400 and recovered above $0.0430. EOS and Tron (TRX) are gaining bullish momentum as the crypto market recovers nicely. Bitcoin, BCH, Ethereum, and altcoins like XLM and Cardano (ADA) may extend gains. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis Bitcoin cash price found support near the $120 level and later started a decent recovery against the US Dollar. BCH/USD gained around 5% and broke the $130 resistance level. It seems like the price may continue to grind higher and it could test the $135 and $138 resistances. If there is a downside correction, the $130 and $128 levels may act as supports, below which the price may move back in a bearish zone. EOS, Tron (TRX) and ADA Price Analysis EOS price surged more than 7% recently and broke the $2.35 and $2.40 resistances. The current price action is positive and it seems like the price may extend gains above the $2.50 resistance. Tron once again gained bullish momentum and rallied close to 10%. TRX price cleared the $0.0240 and $0.0250 resistance levels to move back in a positive zone. On the upside, the next resistances are at $0.0265 and $0.0280. Cardano price found support near the $0.0400 level and it recently recovered nearly 6%. ADA price is currently trading above the $0.0425 resistance, with a bullish angle. If buyers break $0.0440, the price may climb above $0.0450 and $0.0460. Looking at the total cryptocurrency market cap hourly chart, the $112.00B level acted as a strong support and produced a sharp upward move. The market cap broke the $118.00B resistance and a bearish trend line. At the outset, the cap is consolidating near $120.00B, and a break above $122.00B might open the doors for a push towards $125.00B and $127.5B. Therefore, there are chances of more upsides in BTC, ETH, tron, litecoin, EOS, ripple, NEO, XLM and other altcoins in the near term. Crypto Market Gains Traction: EOS, Tron (TRX), Bitcoin Cash, ADA Price Analysis was last modified: January 15th, 2019 by Aayush JindalThe post Crypto Market Gains Traction: EOS, Tron (TRX), Bitcoin Cash, ADA Price Analysis appeared first on NewsBTC.

4 days ago

Video: Stellar Price Falls, But Is It Really A Bargain?

Today’s Video Briefing takes another look at Stellar Lumens, a star-studded token with a lot of things going for it. Created by Ripple co-founder Jed McCaleb, the Stellar protocol shares many of XRP’s advantages, including split-second settlement times and an eco-friendly footprint with no mining. But is that enough for Stellar to reach the stars? Kiana takes a look at some industry heavyweights who are throwing their weight behind XLM. Next, Kiana takes a look at Stellar’s daily charts to see if this ship really can jump to lightspeed. Measured against bitcoin, the value of lumens appears to be at the lower end of its historical range, which could indicate a possible bottom - depending, of course, on how the rest of the market reacts. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Video: Stellar Price Falls, But Is It Really A Bargain? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

4 days ago

Sentimental Analysis: Extreme Fear for Bitcoin while Positives Rising for XLM and EOS

Cryptocurrencies are in a very difficult territory where no fundamental or technical indicators is actually affecting the price than the sentiment of the community. Every news article or a social mention is actually driving the trend and direction of where the prices are heading to. Although most of the sentiment is derived from the sentiment of the Bitcoin- the largest cryptocurrency, still some altcoins have their specific pros and cons that change their variance from that of Bitcoin. Let’s look at the few indicators that are used widely across to determine the sentiment. Bitcoin Sentimental Analysis As mentioned it’s the largest coin in the market that decides most of the trend for the crypto markets is necessary to understand that sentiment it garners among the community. A lot of news flow and sell off has dampened the short term sentiment but yes there are some long-term positives which make Bitcoin an interesting study. An analysis of its social mention and greed and fear index would give us a clear idea of what is happening Analysis Type Tool Analysis- Score Sentiment #BTC - Hashtag Analysis Keyhole Score: 72 Positives: 23.3% Negative: 9.7% Neutral- 66.0% Neutrals rising #BTC- Social Media Mentions Social Mention Sentiment 3:1 in favor of positives With 170 scores towards neutral and 10 in favor of Positives Neutrality rising Fear to Greed Index Alternative.me Score 21-Extreme Fear Negative Fear to Greed Index CNN Money Score 30 - Fear Negative As Bitcoin is now below USD 4000 and hovers close to USD 3600, the fear on the street is still consistent. The two fear and greed index still show pretty high fear levels. But the other two social media analysis indicators show a rise in neutrality stating that the street is pretty much undecided where the coin would be heading to. Altcoin Sentimental Analysis Fear and Greed index is only available for BTC as not many altcoins have all components required to calculate it. Altcoin Keyhole # analysis Social Mention Sentiment ETH- Ethereum Score - 82 27.3% Positive 5.7% Negative 67%- Neutral 16:1 towards Positives Neutral 101 Neutral, Sharp rise in Positive XRP- Ripple Score 84 31.8% Positive 5.6% Negative 62.6% neutral 2:1 towards Positives Neutral 171 Neutral to Positive, Neutrality rising BCH- Bitcoin Cash Score 72 30.3 % Positive 11.6% Negative 58.2% Neutral 3:1 towards positives Neutral 116 Neutral to Positive- Positives sneaking up EOS Score 84 32.1% Positive 6.0% Negative 61.9%- Neutral 8:1 towards positives Neutral 54 Neutral to Positive- Positives rising XLM-Stellar Score 92 44.1% Positive 3.8% Negative 52.2% Neutral 17:1 towards positives Neutral 176 Neutral to Positive, Positive rising While XRP has again regained the No. 2 spot from Ethereum, its sentiment still remains weak and has moved from positive to the neutral zone. Ethereum, that saw a sharp fall last week is getting ready for its Constantinople fork and is now building up some positive sentiment. The Ethereum effect is also seen on the other Altcoins with BCH, EOS, and XLM all showing some positivity. Will this sentiment actually pull back the prices? Do let us know your views on the same. The post Sentimental Analysis: Extreme Fear for Bitcoin while Positives Rising for XLM and EOS appeared first on Coingape.

4 days ago

XRP Classic [XRPC]: A new coin has surfaced on Twitter and major cryptocurrency ranking website CoinMarketCap

XRP Classic aka XRPC is a new coin that has surfaced on Twitter and other cryptocurrency ranking websites and the community considers this new coin a scam. XRP community is a tightly knit community with some staunch believers. It has come together to report this ‘copy-cat’ of XRP, XRP Classic. The new coin has the same logo as Ripple but Orange in color and is being called “XRP Classic”. CoinMarketCap, a very famous website that is being used by millions of people around the world has also listed this coin on their website. However, the market cap of this coin and circulating supply is not yet mentioned but it was trading at $0.000001, at the time of writing. As per a report by The Daily Hodl, it is an ERC20 token. The coin is also listed on Coingecko, another cryptocurrency ranking website. The website mentions that XRPC is listed on three exchanges viz., Mercatox via trade pair XRPC/USDT, EtherFlyer via trade pair XRPC/ETH, and Token Store via trade pair XRPC/ETH and the total trading volume for XRPC was a mere $198.52, at the time of writing. The so-called ‘Whitepaper’ of XRP Classic gives out a very non-professional look. Their “Mission Statement” is filled with mistakes and it has symbols that don’t fit in. The XRP community on Twitter was quick to notice this coin as @Alexcryptox tweeted on January 14 saying: “WHAT SCAM IS XRPCLASSIC AND WHY IS COINMARKET CAP LISTING IT!!! RETWEET WIDELY! This is a prime example of why we need regulation to save people from this!” A Twitter user @AndrewTPCB tweeted: “Please support my cryptocurrency #xrpclassic We will soon be at 2usd in price. #XRPCOMMUNITY xrpclassic.io” @cryptovonripple commented: “Wow! Blatantly Scamming folks as if it ain’t no thang... Welcome to Crypto Twitter folks THERE IS AND WILL ONLY EVER BE ONLY ONE #XRP - Not even Stellar Lumens (#XLM) could make a decent Copy” The post XRP Classic [XRPC]: A new coin has surfaced on Twitter and major cryptocurrency ranking website CoinMarketCap appeared first on AMBCrypto.

4 days ago

Crypto Arbitrage Today: BTC, ETH, TRX, XRP, XLM, DOGE

Another day dawns upon the cryptocurrency industry. While most markets are moving up slowly, the number of arbitrage opportunities continues to increase accordingly. A lot of good money can be made today by flipping the following altcoins between the associated exchanges. Depending on how all markets evolve, there will be further gains waiting on the horizon. Ethereum (Gate / KuCoin / EXMO) A fair few price differences can be noted where Ethereum is concerned. It would appear the value per ETH on EXMO is slightly higher compared to exchanges such as OKEx, HitBTC, KuCoin, Poloniex, Gate, Bittrex, and Binance. An acceptable 1% profit can be achieved by moving ETH between these platforms. There is also an opportunity involving Bitfinex, as its ETH price is higher compared to Koinim, BtcTurk, Koineks, Bittrex, Bitstamp, and Paribu. These profits are near the 1% mark on average, yet can rise to 1.79%. Bitcoin (OKEX / Poloniex / Livecoin) Finding two relatively big exchanges with an identical Bitcoin price may prove to be somewhat challenging today. In terms of arbitrage trading, that is rather good news. Buying Bitcoin on Poloniex, Gate, HitBTC, OKEx, Binance, KuCoin, Bittrex, or Binance and selling it on EXMO, Livecoin, Bitexen, Sistemkoin, or Bitfinex will yield a profit. The Bitcoin-related price gaps can be as big as nearly 3%, although the average profit will be closer to 1.3%. XRP (Bitstamp / Vebitcoin / Bitfinex) There are numerous arbitrage opportunities involving XRP today. The more straightforward option is to sell XRP on Bitfinex after buying on Bitstamp, Vebitcoin, or Bittrex for a profit of up to 2.8%. Users can also buy on Binance, KuCoin, HitBTC, OKEx, Poloniex, or Gate to sell on EXMO for an average profit of 1.4%. Buying on Bittrex, or Binance and selling XRP on Sistemkoin can also yield a 1% profit today. Stellar Lumens (KuCoin / Gate / EXMO) As has been the case for several days now, EXMO has become the go-to arbitrage exchange once more. Its XLM value is higher compared to KuCoin, HitBTC, Gate, and Binance. As such, traders can achieve a profit of up to 1.8%. There is also an option to buy on KuCoin, Binance or Kraken to sell XLM on Bitexen for a profit of nearly 3% per trade. All of these options heavily depend on the trading volume between these exchanges. Dogecoin (HitBTC / Gate / LiveCoin) It is always good to see a Dogecoin price gap emerge between different trading platforms. After all, Dogecoin remains one of the more popular currencies in the industry as a whole. Its price on both HitBTC and Gate is lower compared to LiveCoin, resulting in a potential profit of 2.15%. Given how popular Dogecoin is, such a price gap should never be overlooked whatsoever. Tron (Paribu / Koineks / Bitfinex) A rare TRX-oriented arbitrage opportunity presents itself today. That is always interesting, as Tron usually maintains a fairly stable price between all major exchanges. For today, the TRX value on Paribu and Koineks is lower compared to Bitfinex. Depending on which option one prefers to explore, the potential profit sits between 1.8% and 2.4%. Another good money-making opportunity in the cryptocurrency world. Information provided by Arbing Tool Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. Image(s): Shutterstock.com The post Crypto Arbitrage Today: BTC, ETH, TRX, XRP, XLM, DOGE appeared first on NullTX.

4 days ago

Stellar Lumens Trades at $0.11 as SatoshiPay Launches Validator Nodes

Stellar Lumens has posted stellar performance today to trade at $0.110349, an increase of 3.83%. XLM is priced around 3,000 satoshis whereas, in the USD department, XLM's price shows that it could surge past $0.11 at anytime today. The surge is said to have been triggered by SatoshiPay rolling out Stellar Full Nodes. This support for XLM means that other network nodes may join the network and enhance its overall resiliency in the future. Also, the distribution of XlM tokens by Blockchain.com to wallet users is helping the adoption of this asset and boosting its price. (KE)

6 days ago

Finder Report: Stellar Lumens Price to Increase by 260% This Year

According to a Finder report, Stellar Lumens will post stellar performance in January and throughout the year. According to the report, XLM will surge by 84% in January to $0.21 and will record a 260% increase by the year-end to $0.41. Additionally, Cardano is expected to gain 43% before the start of February. Ethereum and EOS are also expected to gain 55% and 77% this year. The report shows bearish predictions for Tron, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. Based on the predictions, TRX, LTC, and DOGE would plunge by 52%, 35%, and 47% respectively. XRP will post a 44% increase by the year-end but will lose 10% this month, per the forecast. Six individuals from the crypto sector including Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song prepared the Finder report. (KE)

7 days ago

Stellar Predictions: Experts Say XLM Price Will 4x This Year

There’s good news for Jed McCaleb and any XLM holders. Experts predict Stellar Lumens may nearly double in value this month and possibly even quadruple by the end of 2019. Considering the crypto wipeout on Thursday, we’re not so certain. Predictions by a panel of crypto professionals predicted Stellar Lumens could rise by as much as 84% […]

7 days ago

Stellar Price Analysis: XLM/USD Trends of January 11–17, 2019

CoinSpeaker Stellar Price Analysis: XLM/USD Trends of January 11–17, 2019 Continuation of the bears’ pressure will lead to the penetration of the demand level of $0.10 in which the previous low ($0.09 price level) will be the target of Stellar price. Only when the $0.10 price level hold that will make the coin rally to the north. Stellar Price Analysis: XLM/USD Trends of...

8 days ago

Crypto Market Turned Bearish: Stellar (XLM), Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), ADA Price Analysis

The total crypto market cap tumbled and declined more than $20.00B in the past 2 hours. Stellar (XLM) price is down more than 15% and tested the $0.1000 support. Bitcoin cash price tumbled 20% and broke the $150 and $140 support levels. Tron (TRX) trimmed most its recent gains and traded below the $0.0280 level. Cardano (ADA) price is down around 20% and traded below the $0.0450 support level. The crypto market turned bearish recently and lost more than $20.00B. Bitcoin, BCH, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar (XLM), Tron (TRX) and Cardano (ADA) moved into the red zone. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis The past three sessions saw a solid rise in selling interest, resulting in a sharp decline in bitcoin cash from well above the $150 support. BCH/USD is down around 20% and it broke the $150 and $140 support levels. The price is currently trading near the $130 level, with an immediate support at $124. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $135 level, above which the $140 level may act as a solid resistance for buyers. Stellar (XLM), Tron (TRX) and ADA Price Analysis Stellar price started a downside move from well above the $0.1200 level. XLM broke the key $0.1150 and $0.1100 support levels. The price is currently consolidating above the $0.1000 level, and it may correct a few points. Tron price rallied recently and broke the $0.0300 barrier. However, the recent downturn in bitcoin resulted in a drop in TRX below the $0.0300 support. The price is down around 15% and it may soon test the $0.0240 support. Cardano price retreated after testing the $0.0540 and $0.0550 resistance levels. ADA is down 20% and it is currently trading below the $0.0450 support. The next key support is at $0.0420 and resistance is at $0.0450. Looking at the total cryptocurrency market cap hourly chart, there was a strong downward move from the $135.70B swing high. The market cap declined below many key supports such as $130.00B and $125.00B. It tested the $116.00B level and remains at a risk of more losses. Therefore, bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, stellar, litecoin, ripple, icon, TRX and other altcoins may extend losses in the near term. The post Crypto Market Turned Bearish: Stellar (XLM), Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), ADA Price Analysis appeared first on NewsBTC.

9 days ago

Bitcoin Price Sinks Below $4000 again, Sliding XRP, ETH, BCH, EOS Down the line

While TRX edged out Tether and riding the increasing wave, the crown cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is sinking below $4000 again, dragging other leading cryptocurrencies in the red zone. However, any specific reason affecting this low is still out of sight but the analyst predicts ‘more lows before heading towards high’. Market Again in Red Zone Today According to the data from Coinmarketcap, Bitcoin is trading at $3,844.54 with a negative mark of 5.20 percent (press time). The red zone is then followed by XRP which has dropped with 4.44 percent, ETH with 10.37 percent, Bitcoin cash declined with 12.32 percent, EOS with 8.01 percent, Stellar with 5.775 percent, and Litecoin with 10.03 percent. Nevertheless, of all top 10 cryptocurrencies, the upward move is seen by TRON and Tether which were spotted on 8th and 9th position consequently with the growing point of 11.04 percent and 0.18 percent respectively. In a meantime, the latest report from Bloomberg indicates the prediction of a technical analyst who measures the upcoming move of Bitcoin based on the historical price pattern. As such, it has revealed that ‘bottom is in for Bitcoin’. Founder of the crypto hedge fund Ikigai, Travis Kling told Bloomberg that; I am certainly willing to change my mind, but the preponderance of evidence leads us to believe that we’ll see more lows before we head higher.” Certainly, the prediction turned the reality. However, the early days of 2019 seem exciting for the crypto community, especially for Bitcoin and Ethereum enthusiasts since Bitcoin was slowly moving up and Ethereum took charge over XRP as the second largest cryptocurrency. In addition, the Ethereum fork created a huge hype across market along with Ripple delivering its commitment. Despite the drop around the largest cryptocurrencies, Justin Sun’s TRX is getting greener day by day. Notably, it has first surpassed long-standing 9th positioned Bitcoin SV and today it overtook Tether and became the 8th largest cryptocurrency with a total market cap of $1,995,850,324. First #BSV and now #Tether, #Tron is all set to reach the peak. Tron current price is: $0.030221 (14%⬆️)@justinsuntron @ABCC_Exchange https://t.co/H9KQRh8jxs — CoinGape (@CoinGapeMedia) January 10, 2019 What do you think the next move of Bitcoin, ETH, XRP, and other cryptocurrencies? Share your predictions. The post Bitcoin Price Sinks Below $4000 again, Sliding XRP, ETH, BCH, EOS Down the line appeared first on Coingape.

9 days ago

TRON Taking Throne - Snatched 8th Position after surpassing Tether and Bitcoin SV

First BSV and now Tether, Tron is all set to reach the peak. According to the data from Coinmarketcap, Tron spotted on top eighth position by surpassing Tether. Today’s data from Coinmarketcap reveals; Tron counts the total market cap of $2,078,708,556 Tether valued the total market cap of $1,958,619,891 Bitcoin SV stands with $1,533,615,607 The Momentum 2019 seems to be the winning year for Tron - it had recently surpassed Bitcoin SV which was the prediction of Tron’s founder Justin Sun. Indeed he delivered on his commitment and it had happened. While it surpassed the hard fork of Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV or BSV, Tron became the world’s 9th largest cryptocurrency in the market by whopping 11 percent increase during 24 hrs. TRON Taking Throne Nevertheless, Tron is continuously looking for exposure and expansion in the market and as such the team grabs it as soon as the opportunity rings the bell. Consequently, the latest tweet of ABCC exchange which is the zero-trading free crypto exchange has recently remarked the ‘price rise of TRX’. With this statement, they also announced the listing of Tron’s TRC-20 and TRC-10 on their platform. The price of #TRX has been rising rapidly! This is testament to the good news we have been hearing from @Tronfoundation recently. We are currently working with Tron to list TRC-20 and TRC-10 on ABCC Exchange! More details will be shared with you shortly. Stay posted! pic.twitter.com/xZGAaoIydW — ABCC Exchange (@ABCC_Exchange) January 10, 2019 Furthermore, OKEx, the largest cryptocurrency exchange which presently stands on top third position with a market cap $644,937,399 has announced the launch of Tron (TRX) margin trading. On January 10, 2019, it has unveiled the trading pairs for spot margin trading. The announcement reads; 1. The launch of spot margin trading for the pairs TRX/USDT and TRX/BTC (3x Leverage) 2. Support of TRX for OK PiggyBank Interestingly, following the top 8th spot, Justin Sun took to twitter asking Tronees ‘Who’s next’. The tweet fueled with a number of comments, pointing Tron to takeover stellar cryptocurrency which presently sits comfortably on the sixth position with a market cap of $2,401,430,743. Who’s next? 🤜🏻 💥 #TRON $TRX $BTT pic.twitter.com/6cn3lUOnDz — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) January 9, 2019 The post TRON Taking Throne - Snatched 8th Position after surpassing Tether and Bitcoin SV appeared first on Coingape.

9 days ago

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: To $400 or $70 Depends on BCH Price Reaction at $230 and $150

Latest Bitcoin Cash News Recently, a high ranking official with the Bank of International Settlement said Bitcoin is an “evil spawn of a crisis”. In yet another incident, the General Manager of the same bank, Agustín Carstens, said Bitcoin was masquerading as a currency and it was a Ponzi scheme, a bubble and an environmental disaster. Lambasts didn’t stop there, the Head of Research and Economic Adviser said “Bitcoin masquerades as a currency” and that transactions made on blockchains are not 100 percent valid. Read: 70% of Central Banks “Are Either Currently Working or Will Soon be Engaged in Work on CBDC.” BIS Report Says All these discrediting terms and the central bank of central banks formed to foster cooperation has a report showing that central banks are proceeding cautiously and at a proof of concept stage as they plan for central bank backed digital currencies. Every crypto enthusiast out there will like to see central banks adopt crypto currencies. While the underlying DLT may not be necessarily block-based, the simple fact is that there is progress endorsing crypto. Also Read: Buy Bitcoin! French Yellow Vests Start Bank Run Bitcoin Cash and Roger Ver in particular is agitating for development that would fast track BCH evolution as a medium of exchange eventually replacing fiat or political money. Aside from that the Bitcoin Cash Foundation is working on ways of creating a smart contracting layer—Worm Protocol based off the BCH blockchain. Before the remaining 60 percent of central banks get approval from their respective governments to proceed with experimentation, BCH would be miles ahead in use as settlement by more digital and brick and mortar stores. Bitcoin Cash (BCH/USD) Price Analysis All in all, there are more upsides than downsides possibilities as far as BCH trading is concerned. Supporting our stance is the consolidation—a probable accumulation—inside Dec 28 bullish bar and clear rejection of lower lows in the last 12 days of trading. As long as BCH is trading above $150, bulls have an upper hand and even yesterday’s tight range bear bar should offer buying opportunities for aggressive traders aiming at $230 or higher. Trend and Candlestick Formation: Bullish, Bull Flag Although traders might be convinced that sellers are firmly in control and that recent stellar performance are corrections paving the way for sellers to crash asset prices, it largely depends on the reaction of traders at the $230 mark. That is at the 23.6 percent Fibonacci retracement level of Nov-Dec 2018 high low. Everything else constant, BCH/USD is trading within a bull flag and in an uptrend in the short term. On a more upbeat preview, gains above $230 would open doors for $280 which would be rocket pads for $400—the main resistance and break out level. If not and prices tumble below Dec 28 minor support of $150, BCH prices may as well drop to $100 or $70. Volumes: Bullish, low Average transaction volumes at the time of press stands at 32k and nothing comparable to bulls of Dec 20 when volumes topped 232k. Since bull volumes are conspicuous and bears are yet to drive prices below our minor support at $150, buyers are in control—at least in the short term from a effect versus result point of view. The only time this position would be invalidated is if prices drop to $100 with propelling volumes exceeding $232k. Conclusion In light of these developments, our BCH/USD trading plan is dependent on $230. With favorable upsides, traders should set up their positions as follows: Buy: $230 Stop: $180 Target: $280, $400 All charts courtesy of Trading View—BitFinex This is not investment advice. Do your research. The post Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: To $400 or $70 Depends on BCH Price Reaction at $230 and $150 appeared first on Ethereum World News.

9 days ago

Bitmain Replaces CEO Jihan Wu After Bitcoin Cash Gamble Fails

Inside sources say that Bitmain Technologies plans to name a replacement CEO to take over from co-founders Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan. New Bitmain CEO According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the Bitcoin mining behemoth is looking to name a new CEO to replace the company’s co-founders. Anonymous sources say, Haichao Wang, the current Engineering Director is the front-runner for the job. Jihan Wu While there is no official word from Bitmain, these sources say the company entered a leadership transition period in December 2018. Back in November 2018, Bitcoinist reported Wu’s demotion from director to a supervisor. Also, in late December 2018, reports broke out in Chinese media of the imminent resignation of both Wu and Zhan. There is also no definite timetable for the completion of the leadership reshuffle. Sources indicate that both Wu and Zhan will become co-chairs of the company. The new CEO will handle the daily administration of the firm while the pair will still have the final say on big decisions. According to SCMP sources, both Wu and Zhan had disagreements as co-CEO. Wu, in particular, has come under intense criticism for the company’s bet on Bitcoin Cash. Zhan, on the other hand, has led Bitmain’s diversification efforts, especially into the artificial intelligence arena. Turning the Tide If the reports are accurate and Bitmain does get a new CEO, a daunting task awaits the selected individual. After a stellar 2017 and a promising start to 2018, the second half of the year appeared to fizzle out for the Bitcoin mining behemoth. Bitmain is yet to release its Q3 2018 financial report, but speculation is rife of losses north of $740 million. A lot of the financial trouble stems from inventory losses, as well as the expensive Bitcoin Cash hash war of November 2018. Recently, the company even began laying off a significant portion of its workforce. In December 2018, Bitmain fired its R&D department based in Israel. This move was followed by another massive downsizing, nixing the company’s Bitcoin Cash development team. The company’s IPO plan is also another casualty of the financial turmoil within the company. Despite announcing plans for an IPO listing in Hong Kong earlier in 2018, all signs point to such plans being unfeasible, for the present time, at least. Will a new CEO be able to steer Bitmain in a better direction? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Image courtesy of Shutterstock The post Bitmain Replaces CEO Jihan Wu After Bitcoin Cash Gamble Fails appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

9 days ago

Ripple Comes to Australia as FlashFX Announces New XRP-Based Exchange

CoinSpeaker Ripple Comes to Australia as FlashFX Announces New XRP-Based Exchange FlashFX announced the unveiling of a new cross border payment solution using XRP. The payment transfer platform plans to improve its foreign exchange concepts and activities in Australia. The platform, developed on Ripple and using the XRP digital currency for liquidity, delivers transparency for all users. Also, it offers transactional control and instantaneous settlement simultaneously cutting the costs of cross-border payments significantly. The platform has a meticulous design aiming to revolutionize the traditionally intricate and obscure procedures of these payments for all users. This move gave the entire cryptocurrency market a boost. To some extent, it has contributed to the process of making digital currencies break into the mainstream global financial systems. FlashFX shares Ripple’s vision of the Internet of Value with the goal of making foreign remittances as simple as sending emails. Nicolas Steiger, the CEO of FlashFX said: “We are excited to be part of the growth in international payments processing. It is about time that consumers and businesses saw a significant change in how money moves across borders. The service offers an alternative for Australians who want to remit a payment faster and cheaper than banks currently provide.” The Australian Market FlashFX went into the record as being the first Australian digital currency business to open shop in the country. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) gave them the Australian Financial Services License (AFSL). The country processes at least $50 billion annually in cross-border payments according to recent reports by AUSTRAC. Cooperation and competition between money service businesses (MSBs) and banks have become increasingly crucial as FX corridors have thrived. FlashFX is continuously leveraging its infrastructure with other legal MSBs in relevant payment corridors. They are constantly looking to grow the ecosystem and assist other payment processors to become Ripple-enabled. XRP Adoptions Ripple is changing how the world perceives cryptocurrency. The XRP transactions have successfully proven efficient and reliable after thorough assessments. The efficiency tests were done on the xrpscan and Bithomp’s platforms. XRP’s widespread acceptance by other platforms has caused the crypto markets to move significantly. The latest notable adoption is the case of Bitvolo Trustless Crypto Payment Gateway that added a plugin to their platform. The plugin enables writers to get their salaries and wages in crypto. It is also tasked to support Stellar [XLM] and Nano together with XRP along with IOTA. XRP and Ripple’s efforts to achieve mainstream adoption are not wasted. The Consistent Growth Ripple has expanded considerably in the recent months. As seen earlier, we published that it added 13 new companies reaching 200 active customers worldwide. Various other companies have already adopted xRapid that transacts international payments using the XRP cryptocurrency. Among the notable users are Catalyst Corporate Credit Union, Cuallix, and MercuryFX. Back in mid-2018, Ripple’s CEO stated that many major banks would use xRapid as a liquidity tool. His predictions have come true in the recent months. London-based Euro Exim Bank became the first institution to publicly announce using the XRP tokens for cross-border payments. The entry into the Australian market cements Ripple and XRP as the leaders in the cross-border cryptocurrency payment options. Ripple Comes to Australia as FlashFX Announces New XRP-Based Exchange

9 days ago

Altcoin Arbitrage Today: Big Profits With XMR, ZEC, XLM, ETH, XRP, Dash

In the quest to make money online with cryptocurrencies, just buying and holding is quickly becoming a less favorable approach. Given the sheer volatile nature of all markets, it is often better to look for alternative solutions to make money. Arbitrage opportunities will play an increasing role of importance in this regard. The following six currencies all have intra-exchange price gaps waiting to be taken advantage of. Monero (Bittrex / Bitfinex) Although the Monero arbitrage opportunity is visible every single day, it would appear the price gap is closing rather quickly. Whereas this trading opportunity usually yields a profit of nearly 3%, the price difference has shrunk to 2.38% as of today. That still makes it a more than worthwhile opportunity to check out under the current market circumstances. After all, any profit is better than no profit at all. ZCash (Bittrex / Bitfinex) The spitting image of the Monero arbitrage opportunity above comes in the form of ZCash. It involves the exact same exchanges and yields a profit that is nearly identical, albeit slightly higher. Users who buy ZEC on Bittrex and sell it on Bitfinex will pocket 2.42% in profit per trade, which is more than acceptable. It is also a good coin to combine with the XMR opportunity, as it involves the same trading platforms. Stellar Lumens (Kraken / KuCoin / EXMO) There are quite a few interesting XLM-related arbitrage opportunities on the market today. The XLM price on EXMO is higher than HitBTC, Gate, Kraken, KuCoin, Bitexen, Binance, Gobaba, and Cex. It is also possible to sell XLM on Bitexen or Sistmekoin by buying cheaper coins on Kraken, Binance, or KuCoin. The average profit per trade is roughly 4%, although exploring options on EXMO will yield higher potential profits compared to Bitexen. Ethereum (HitBTC / OKEx / EXMO) There are numerous Ethereum arbitrage options today, although only the more lucrative ones will be listed here. Buying ETH on HitBTC, OKEx, Poloniex, Gate, Binance, Kraken, KuCoin or Bittrex and selling the funds on EXMO will yield a minimum profit of 4.87%. Some trades will even offer gains of up to 5.73%, which makes ETH one of the more lucrative market assets to flip right now. XRP (Bitexen / Poloniex / EXMO) No one will be surprised most of the top currencies, tokens, and altcoins will benefit from the odd pricing structure maintained by the EXMO exchange. XRP Is no exception in this regard. Good money can be made from buying this asset on Bitexen, Gate, HitBTC, OKEx, Poloniex, Binance, Sistemkoin, Kraken, KuCoin, or Bittrex and flipping it on EXMO for profits of 5% and more. Combining several arbitrage opportunities involving the same exchanges is always a good way to make a fair bit of money with minimal effort. Dash (Gobaba / Bittrex / Vebitcoin) Two separate yet appealing Dash arbitrage opportunities present themselves in the early hours of January 10th. The price per Dash on Gobaba is 1.62% lower compared to Vebitcoin, which makes for a rather straightforward trade. There is also the option to buy Dash on Bittrex and sell it on Sistmekoin for a 0.92% profit. Either option is worth considering at this time, especially now that all markets have turned increasingly volatile once again. Information provided by Arbing Tool Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. Image(s): Shutterstock.com The post Altcoin Arbitrage Today: Big Profits With XMR, ZEC, XLM, ETH, XRP, Dash appeared first on NullTX.

9 days ago

What is Token IQ - an Interview With Ben Wilkening

NullTX had a chance to talk to Ben Wilkening, director of strategic relationship at Token IQ and discuss some of the aspects of the platform. Due to the unregulated nature of ICOs, many investors are wary to put their money in these offerings. A new trend has emerged called Security Token Offerings (STOs), which are essentially regulated ICOs. There are a few platforms working to allow the issuance of STOs, Token IQ being one of them. What is Token IQ? Token IQ is an STO platform where you can tokenize assets and back them as securities. You can represent these assets digitally either as a token or as a digitized share. Token IQ can accomplish this by being able to make a platform which can tokenize these equities for issuers with complete SEC guidelines and legal controls attached. By using the Token IQ technology it’s possible to make the token operate exactly as the SEC might require them to. Are there any regulations on tokens right now from the SEC? A lot of people are waiting until the SEC provides guidance, but it is a bit of a misalignment with what the SEC does - which is enforce the laws. The securities laws were created 80 years ago, after the great depression (1933-1934). The SEC keeps pointing to the fact that the laws already exist. They are not the ones to bring new guidelines as the laws are already in place. So Token IQ is using the same laws used for traditional securities and implementing them to STOs? Correct. Token IQ uses existing laws as the guiding principle in order to make something that is compliant with the SEC. Token IQ investigated ERC20 and smart contracts, however, these standards have a few failure points: recover ability of passwords, no auditing control, no mediation, etc. Why did Token IQ decide to use the Stellar network rather than then Ethereum network? Stellar was almost a pre-fabricated solution for what Token IQ wanted to build. It had all the components and pieces required to make securities vehicles operate as they need to. Stellar also provides a way to scale the platform in case new regulation goes into play. It’s easy to write new code and be compliant within the day. Stellar allows an easy way to implement recoverability and 1:1 representation of tokens to dollars. Furthermore, the true features that allow Token IQ to reach SEC compliance exist within the Stellar network. Has Token IQ launched any STOs? Yes, the platform has launched multiple STOs. Recently Token IQ announced 6 more customers targeting $440M in total proceeds. Let’s say there is an existing ERC20 token that wants to become an STO through Token IQ, is that possible? The answer depends, it’s half and half. It depends on the design that the token is trying to accomplish. Token IQ can bridge the technologies together and it’s possible to tie smart contracts to the Stellar platform. It also depends on the goal of the swapability of the token, what value they represent and what they are built for. It is possible to have a secondary token which is an STO, which doesn’t necessarily need anything to do with the existing token, in other words creating a hybridized solution. You can read more about this in an article written by Aleksander Dyo - TokenIQ president - explaining this concept. What is the difference between Polymath and TokenIQ? Other than the difference in underlying technologies with Polymath using Ethereum rather than Stellar, TokenIQ doesn’t mind handing control to the authorities that should have it anyway. Token IQ stands by not having any problem designing technology that leaves the failure point to the justice system. Ben Wilkening said: “we must trust the justice system regardless” On the other hand, Polymath is fighting for total decentralization. Because of the above difference, Token IQ has a fully built out solution and can actually claim total SEC compliance. For more information check out the TokenIQ website: https://tokeniq.io/ The post What is Token IQ - an Interview With Ben Wilkening appeared first on NullTX.

10 days ago

What is Token IQ

NullTX had a chance to talk to Ben Wilkening, director of strategic relationship at Token IQ and discuss some of the aspects of the platform. Due to the unregulated nature of ICOs, many investors are wary to put their money in these offerings. A new trend has emerged called Security Token Offerings (STOs), which are essentially regulated ICOs. There are a few platforms working to allow the issuance of STOs, Token IQ being one of them. What is Token IQ? Token IQ is an STO platform where you can tokenize assets and back them as securities. You can represent these assets digitally either as a token or as a digitized share. Token IQ can accomplish this by being able to make a platform which can tokenize these equities for issuers with complete SEC guidelines and legal controls attached. By using the Token IQ technology it’s possible to make the token operate exactly as the SEC might require them to. Are there any regulations on tokens right now from the SEC? A lot of people are waiting until the SEC provides guidance, but it is a bit of a misalignment with what the SEC does - which is enforce the laws. The securities laws were created 80 years ago, after the great depression (1933-1934). The SEC keeps pointing to the fact that the laws already exist. They are not the ones to bring new guidelines as the laws are already in place. So Token IQ is using the same laws used for traditional securities and implementing them to STOs? Correct. Token IQ uses existing laws as the guiding principle in order to make something that is compliant with the SEC. Token IQ investigated ERC20 and smart contracts, however, these standards have a few failure points: recover ability of passwords, no auditing control, no mediation, etc. Why did Token IQ decide to use the Stellar network rather than then Ethereum network? Stellar was almost a pre-fabricated solution for what Token IQ wanted to build. It had all the components and pieces required to make securities vehicles operate as they need to. Stellar also provides a way to scale the platform in case new regulation goes into play. It’s easy to write new code and be compliant within the day. Stellar allows an easy way to implement recoverability and 1:1 representation of tokens to dollars. Furthermore, the true features that allow Token IQ to reach SEC compliance exist within the Stellar network. Has Token IQ launched any STOs? Yes, the platform has launched multiple STOs. Recently Token IQ announced 6 more customers targeting $440M in total proceeds. Let’s say there is an existing ERC20 token that wants to become an STO through Token IQ, is that possible? The answer depends, it’s half and half. It depends on the design that the token is trying to accomplish. Token IQ can bridge the technologies together and it’s possible to tie smart contracts to the Stellar platform. It also depends on the goal of the swapability of the token, what value they represent and what they are built for. It is possible to have a secondary token which is an STO, which doesn’t necessarily need anything to do with the existing token, in other words creating a hybridized solution. You can read more about this in an article written by Aleksander Dyo - TokenIQ president - explaining this concept. What is the difference between Polymath and TokenIQ? Other than the difference in underlying technologies with Polymath using Ethereum rather than Stellar, TokenIQ doesn’t mind handing control to the authorities that should have it anyway. Token IQ stands by not having any problem designing technology that leaves the failure point to the justice system. Ben Wilkening said: “we must trust the justice system regardless” On the other hand, Polymath is fighting for total decentralization. Because of the above difference, Token IQ has a fully built out solution and can actually claim total SEC compliance. For more information check out the TokenIQ website: https://tokeniq.io/ The post What is Token IQ appeared first on NullTX.

10 days ago

Bitcoin acima dos U$ 4 mil e Tron sobe mais

Por: Livecoins A maior criptomoeda do mercado, o Bitcoin continua segurando as pontas no preço, e a altcoin Tron segue escalando no market cap. O Bitcoin ultrapassou a marca dos U$ 4 mil dólares por unidade nos últimos dias, mas ainda segue longe de se afastar dessa região de preços. O sentimento da comunidade cripto é ainda positivo na visão que nos próximos meses a moeda suba de valor, e desde a escalada dos preços o Bitcoin não voltou a cair de U$ 4 mil, mesmo testando o suporte no último dia 08 de Janeiro. Uma das ocasiões em que o Bitcoin anda sendo mais necessário na economia mundial é quando as crises se aproximam, e neste sentido a Rússia poderia ser um grande player a entrar no mercado segundo rumores. Nas altcoins o mercado tem oscilado entra ganhos e perdas nos últimos dias, mas tem um brilho pairando sobre a criptomoeda Tron, que teve um rally de mais de 12% de valorização nas últimas 24 horas. O fato, em um momento durante o dia 09 de janeiro fez com que a Tron chegasse a oitava posição ultrapassando a Tether (USDT), mas que não se sustentou por muito tempo. Isso fez a alegria da comunidade, e o CEO Justin Sun chegou a postar no Twitter uma piada do assunto, com a possibilidade de ver a TRX passando também a USDT em valor de mercado. A Tron já havia escalado para a posição 9 do market cap nos últimos dias, e após isso continua a ter uma grande valorização de sua cripto. No momento da escrita a maior parte das criptomoedas do top 10 do mercado estavam com ligeiras valorizações, com apenas Bitcoin Cash (BCH) e Stellar (XLM) no vermelho. Fonte: https://livecoins.com.br/coin-market-cap-capitalizacao-de-mercado-criptomoedas/ No top 30 do mercado cripto, a melhor criptomoeda em valorização no momento da escrita deste estava sendo a Ontology (ONT), com uma valorização de mais de 11% nas últimas 24 horas. O pior desempenho por outro lado estava com a Binance Coin (BNB), com uma perda de mais de 3%. Aviso Legal: Este não é um conselho de investimentos, estude por sua conta. O artigo Bitcoin acima dos U$ 4 mil e Tron sobe mais apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

10 days ago

Tron (TRX) Edges out Tether (USDT) From the Number 8 Spot. Is Stellar (XLM) Next?

The Tron cryptocurrency clearly has the momentum in the crypto markets as we complete the second week of 2019. Only days ago, TRX edged out Bitcoin SV (BSV) from the number 9 spot on coinmarketcap.com. On that day, TRX’s market cap stood at $1.558 Billion. Further checking coinmarketcap.com we find that its market capitalization has risen to $1.942 Billion. This has allowed it to edge out Tether (USDT) from the number 8 spot by a margin of approximately $20 Million. A screenshot of the market performance has been provided below for a better visualization. The BitTorrent (BTT) Factor On the 3rd of January news broke that the peer-to-peer file sharing network of BitTorrent will be launching its BTT token on the Tron network. The BTT tokens will allow users of the platform to exchange the tokens to improve the speed of the BitTorrent Network. The project’s whitepaper further explains that the token will be a TRC-10 token. (TRC-10 is a technical token standard supported by TRON blockchain natively, without the TRON Virtual Machine). Unexpected ‘Boost’ From the Ethereum Classic 51% Attack Another unexpected factor that might be contributing to TRX rising in the crypto markets, is the recent 51% attack on the Ethereum Classic network. This attack has proven that Proof of Work algorithms are susceptible to rogue miners. Tron, which uses a Delegated Proof of Stake algorithm, does not have such vulnerabilities that might result in double spending. As a result, investors might have found TRX more attractive as a long term investment given all the technical developments and events happening around it. The NiTRON Summit TRX enthusiasts are also excited about the upcoming NiTRON summit scheduled for the 17th and 18th of this month in San Francisco. Many believe that more will be revealed during the summit, on how BitTorrent and Tron will decentralize the web as envisioned by Project Atlas. Is Stellar (XLM) Next? Only days ago, the founder of Stellar (XLM), Jed McCaleb, had referred to Tron as garbage during an interview with Yahoo Finance. The statements might have been an indirect foreshadowing of TRX moving up in rank according to market cap. His exact words were as follows: Ninety percent of these projects are B.S. I’m looking forward to that changing. Things like Tron, it’s just garbage. But people dump tons of money into it, these things that just do not technically work. Checking the crypto rankings once again, $406 Million in market cap separate TRX and XLM. TRX is currently valued at $0.030 at the moment of writing this. To surpass XLM’s market cap, the digital asset needs to be valued at $0.0353 using current market cap values. What are your thoughts on the recent momentum exhibited by TRX in the crypto markets? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post Tron (TRX) Edges out Tether (USDT) From the Number 8 Spot. Is Stellar (XLM) Next? appeared first on Ethereum World News.

10 days ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Brave Browser Surpasses 5.5 Million Users And ShapeShift Announces Lay Offs

The State of The Market - January 9, 2019 BTC: $4,049.81 (-0.32%) ETH: $151.93 (-0.29%) XRP: $0.369404 (+1.25%) Another stable day for the crypto market, as most major cryptocurrencies changed by less than 1% in the last 24 hours. The market volatility is lower than yesterday, as the total market cap went down by just $200 Million in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin is rangebound between $4,000 and $4,100. Every time it goes below $4,000, there is a strong rebound. We can get a clear picture only if the price moves significantly beyond these points. The price of Ethereum Classic (ETC) remains unchanged even after the 51% attack, while Tron (TRX) is up by 7%. In other news, Canaan Inc. is considering a US IPO. Canaan is China's second-largest Bitcoin miner manufacturer after Bitmain. Canaan is looking to raise $1 Billion in the New York Stock exchange, and it could happen in the first half of 2019. Also, Telenor Microfinance Bank recently unveiled Pakistan's first blockchain-based cross-border remittance service, launched in partnership with Valyou of Malaysia. The service is provided by Telenor's Easypaisa and Valyou, a financial technology company that provides remittance services to unbanked populations, and powered by blockchain technology developed by Ant Financial's Alipay online payment platform. The service will help to increase the speed and efficiency of remittances from Malaysia to Pakistan. 1) This week Brave Software announced that their browser had notched more than 5.5 million monthly active users. Brave started 2018 with about 1 million active users and grew this base by more than 450% by the end of the year. The number of verified published using the platform also grew from 4,000 to 28,000 and YouTube channels and Twitch streamers are among the news outlets represented on the platform. 2019 looks to be a fruitful year for Brave as the company secured partnerships with the Dow Jones Media Group, DuckDuckGo, and HTC. Brave Browser will also be the default browser on the new HTC Exodus phone. In spite of this impressive growth, Basic Attention Token is down more than 82% since reaching an all-time high in 2017. 2) On Tuesday ShapeShift crypto exchange CEO Erik Voorhees announced that the startup had sacked 37 employees, which is nearly a third of its staff. Voorhees said that having to lay off employees was a "deep and painful reduction, mirrored across many crypto companies in this latest bear market cycle." Voorhees was very transparent about the process and explained that growing industry-related legal concerns and unsustainable growth in staff hurt the company. Voorhees also mentioned that ShapeShift's decision to implement know-your-customer (KYC) procedures led to a significant drop in users and the overall market-wide drop in transaction volume meant staffing changes were necessary. 3) KodakONE, a blockchain-based image rights platform that is licensed by Kodak, has generated more than $1 million in licensing claims for content protection during a trial beta test of the platform. The platform essentially functions as an image copyright protection, monetization and distribution platform built on Ethereum, Stellar and Hyperledger blockchain technology. In October, KodakOne debuted its beta Post-Licensing Portal (PLP) and the platform uses an intelligent web crawler and image recognition technology to permit image rights holders to track their images and view infringements. The platform also uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to estimate licensing value based on similarly registered images and the platform allows a user to retroactively license image usage in order to turn copyright infringers into paying customers. KodakONE co-founder Cam Chell said that in the future the platform will use KodakCoin to provide instant license settlement and the deployment of smart contracts. (VS)

10 days ago


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