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Binance Delisting: Why were SALT lending, Substratum and others delisted from Binance?

Binance, one of the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges announced on Friday that they will be delisting five altcoins, CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB and WINGS. Binance’s reasons for such delisting were articulated in their blog and included, commitment of the team to project, level and quality of development activity, evidence of unethical/fraudulent conduct, among other reasons. This isn’t a surprising development however as some of the delisted tokens do have a very dodgy history. Below is a small collection of facts that could have contributed to Binance’s decision to delist the select tokens. SALT The SALT token has quite a history since it once came under the SEC’s radar in February 2018 when it was subpoenaed for allegedly distributing securities tokens to insiders and seeking information on the $50 million it raised during its ICO. Moreover, as per the data obtained from CoinMarketCap, it can be seen that the price of SALT fell from approximately $18 to a low of $1 and the company were forced to remove the option of paying principal to the loans using SALT tokens. This was a major concern since SALT tokens were fixed at a constant retail price, marked much higher than the market value of the tokens. The price of SALT has suffered a huge blow due to the delisting announcement by Binance. The token which was trading at $0.21 has collapsed massively in a single hourly candle to the bottom and was trading as low at a low of $0.17, which is a decrease of 19%. Considering that Binance is the major contributor to trading volume for SALT [~70% via trade pairs SALT/USDT, SALT/BTC], the actual delisting might cause another huge blow to the trading volume as well as the price. SUBSTRATUM Substratum has also received a lot of negative publicity ever since the ICO ended. Brian Li had reported that there were discrepancies in the ICO funds collected, soon after it ended. His report also suggested that tokens including 2.5 BTC, 702 BCH, 1142 ETH, and 35 LTC were missing from the ICO funds. This report was made worse after he mentioned that the CEO of Substratum was able to afford a ‘$400,000 home and a bunch of new toys in the first week of October 2017″. Moreover, the fact that Substratum’s Founder, Justin Tabb, admitted to using the funds raised through ICO in his trades, for a company that is trying to decentralize the internet raises a huge red flag. The price for SUB followed the same course as SALT, as it fell from $0.044 to $0.026, which is a decrease of 40.9% within a span of a couple of hours of the announcement. The post Binance Delisting: Why were SALT lending, Substratum and others delisted from Binance? appeared first on AMBCrypto.

10 hours ago

Binance and KuCoin Delist Substratum Once Again, Giving Rise to Questions for Investors

Yesterday, Binance announced that it would delist SUB, CLOAK, MOD, SALT, and WINGS by 22. Following this news, Substratum plunged 38% as approximately 97% of its trading volume was on Binance. This news has also caused worry among investors as some of them believe the Substratum ecosystem is falling apart as its team is trading ICO funds. The Substratum team tweeted an acknowledgement note to show its users that it would continue with its operations. Binance stated that it arrived at this decision due to lack of communication with the Substratum team among other reasons. (VK)

12 hours ago

Binance Kicks Another Five Altcoins Out, Prices Crash

Binance Kicks Another Five Altcoins Out, Prices Crash Source: iStock/PJPhoto69 Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has decided to delist another five coins on February 22, prompting sell off. The coins that are being delisted are CloakCoin (CLOAK), Modum (MOD), SALT (SALT), Substratum (SUB), and Wings (WINGS). “At Binance, we periodically review each digital asset we list

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Substratum became aware of our Binance delisting Feb 15. We ...

Substratum became aware of our Binance delisting Feb 15. We have reached out to Binance for explanation. As soon as…

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XRP Price Drops a bit Following JP Morgan’s “Crypto” Announcement

As has become customary in the world of cryptocurrencies, tokens, and digital assets, Friday evenings often yield some surprising momentum. Although the past few days have been somewhat bearish, no one really expected the XRP price to decline further. That is what has happened after all, as the asset is losing ground in both USD and BTC value despite some intriguing developments behind the scenes. XRP Price Momentum Turns Quite Sour Nothing has effectively warranted a negative - or positive - shift where XRP’s value is concerned. The recent announcement regarding JP Morgan building its own cryptocurrency has caused some minor shockwaves, but it has not affected most markets in any notable fashion. As such, the current XRP trend seemingly makes little sense, yet the losses are there for everyone to see. Over the past few hours, the status quo for XRP has been disrupted in a negative manner. With a 1.3% decline in USD and BTC value, the coming weekend does not look too promising. Maintaining the $0.3 level may prove very difficult, and it seems the 8,200 Satoshi level may come under additional pressure as well. As can be seen on social media, the opinions regarding JP Morgan rivaling Ripple and XRP are somewhat divided. XRP Andy is convinced JPM is well behind the curve and will eventually embrace XRP as its own standard. While that may be wishful thinking at this point, building a new currency and its associated ecosystem will be challenging. Lets face it JPM are 10 years behind in software development and its unlikely they will come up with a product that can beat ripple and #XRP #Bitcoin for example is sub standard to #XRP. Let someone tell me otherwise. JPM know its a huge market. #IoV #FOMO — #Democracy (@XRPAndy) February 15, 2019 As Weiss Ratings wonders if JPMCoin can threaten XRP, CGSVelo offers a very apt response. This user claims it will be another coin to bridge for Ripple which will pave the way for future use cases where XRP is concerned. Again, this may prove to be wishful thinking first and foremost, but only time will tell what the future will hold. One more coin to bridge for @Ripple. This is good for #XRP. Large institutions onboard, regulatory clearance and banks using crypto. — CGSvelo (@cgsvelo) February 15, 2019 Perhaps the most interesting development is how Uphold has increased its Crypto holdings over the past few hours. While a stronger focus lies on Dash and BAT, the company has - seemingly - 39% of its holdings in XRP, at least at the end of January 2019. A remarkable development regarding an asset which lit over 90% compared to its all-time high. In 2018, holdings of $DASH and $BAT on #Uphold increased by 281% and 183% respectively, while $XRP grew to 39% of all #crypto holdings between its launch in March 2018 and January 2019. Check out this post for more #Uphold stats from 2018! — Uphold (@UpholdInc) February 15, 2019 All of these signs point toward a rather interesting weekend where XRP is concerned. Overcoming the current losses may not pose much of a challenge on paper, but in the real world, things often work out very differently. Even so, there is some bearish pressure on other markets as well, which usually bodes well for XRP. 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): The post XRP Price Drops a bit Following JP Morgan’s “Crypto” Announcement appeared first on NullTX.

a day ago

How Tokens Die: Binance Is Delisting 5 Troubled Projects

Early this morning U.S. time, Binance announced it will delist five crypto tokens: CloakCoin, Modum, SALT, Substratum, and Wings. All except for CloakCoin were issued in fundraising ICOs. The delistings will be effective February 22, giving holders another week to sell their holdings if they wish. Withdrawals of the tokens will be available until May […]

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New batch of Binance delistings includes SUB and SALT

Binance plans to remove several crypto assets from its exchange, in order to uphold its current statedly-high standards. Binance due diligence In an announcement on its support page on February 15, Binance revealed it will no longer host trading for Substratum (SUB), SALT (SALT), CloakCoin (CLOAK), Modum (MOD), and Wings (WINGS). As far as reasoning goes, the exchange explained it’s due to a perpetual evaluation of all currently-listed projects. Binance has a set level of expectations for each asset it hosts. “When a coin or token no longer meets this standard, or the industry changes, we conduct a more in-depth review and potentially delist it. We believe this best protects all of our users,” the cryptocurrency exchange said in the announcement. Some of the aspects Binance takes into consideration prior to extracting assets include: Commitment of team to project Level and quality of development activity Network / smart contract stability Level of public communication Responsiveness to our periodic due diligence requests Evidence of unethical / fraudulent conduct Contribution to a healthy and sustainable crypto ecosystem” Binance examined the five crypto assets and deemed them for eviction from its platform. All SUB, SALT, CLOAK, MOD and WINGS trading will be terminated on February 22, 2019 at 10 am UTC. The exchange has also specifically said that it will pull all trade orders following each pair’s trading stoppage. “To view your assets after trading ceases, please ensure you have not selected ‘Hide small assets’ in your Funds page,” an official statement added. Users can also still withdraw the specified assets from Binance until May 22, 2019, at 10 am UTC. The cause for removal Crypto YouTuber Rob Paone, aka CryptoBobby, had a few insights on the situation in his video highlighting the news. In general, Paone said a lack of trading volume might be a reason for these delistings. Speaking on Substratum, however, he showed a lack of surprise regarding the asset’s removal. “Substratum came out and they were talking about a bunch of different things with trading their treasury balance, and the CEO had talked in a conference before about pump and dump groups. All types of stuff that just gives me the heebie-jeebies,” Paone said. Back in December 2018, Substratum’s CEO Justin Tabb explained in a YouTube video that the project cashed out multiple ethereum positions (from its war chest of funds) based on market price forecasts. Continuing to explain Substratum’s path moving forward (which statedly was included in its white paper), Tabb said: We are going to not cash-in, but begin basically attempting to trade up so that we can further our position as long as possible. Obviously, this bear market is hard on everybody We’re taking advantage of the trader that we have in full-time. And we are going to be actively trading a portion of the ethereum so that we can trade up, basically. So we can sell at the top of the bands and buy at the bottom of the bands.” As logically expected, most of the mentioned assets have seen a considerable fall in price, likely associated with the news. According to CoinMarketCap at the time of this writing, SUB has fallen 30% over the last 24 hours. Furthermore, CLOAK has declined by about 24%, and MOD is down almost 32%. The post New batch of Binance delistings includes SUB and SALT appeared first on Crypto Insider.

a day ago

Principais notícias sobre criptomoedas desta sexta-feira

Por: Livecoins Para saber o que está acontecendo no mercado cripto nesta sexta, o Livecoins preparou um relatório das principais notícias que chegam ao mercado, confira a seguir. O banco central do Irã está trabalhando com um par de startups blockchain que estão desenvolvendo o que poderia ser a base para um novo ecossistema de token. A principal empresa de telecomunicações da Coreia do Sul, a KT Corporation, foi selecionada para desenvolver uma criptomoeda local na cidade sul-coreana de Gimpo. Os legisladores do Luxemburgo aprovaram, no dia 14 de Fevereiro, um quadro legal para conceder às transações efetuadas com a nova tecnologia o mesmo estatuto legal que as tradicionais. Criptomoedas ganham força neste país. O estado de Wyoming dos EUA passa agora a conta SF0125, que define “ativos digitais” como “propriedade”. Estado mostra que as criptomoedas estão ganhando força por lá após aprovar lei que permite que Bitcoin seja tratado como dinheiro. A SEC, que é a Comissão de Valores dos EUA, oficialmente começa a rever a proposta de ETF da Bitcoin da VanEck. Isso é uma vontade de muitos no mercado cripto, que enxergam um produto deste como a porta de entrada para investidores institucionais de peso, o que poderia trazer valorização de preços ao Bitcoin. A proibição de bitcoin e criptomoedas imposta durante 2017 na Indonésia não será retirada. Melhor evitar o país se quiser gastar suas criptomoedas. Umar Farooq, chefe do blockchain do JP Morgan, revelou três pedidos iniciais para o JPM Coin. Mesmo assim, JP Morgan não tem planos para disponibilizar o JPM Coin a indivíduos por hora, uma vez que a moeda ainda está em fase de testes. O número de comerciantes que aceitam pagamentos em Bitcoin em todo o mundo aumentou em mais de 700% nos últimos 6 anos, sugerem dados da Coinmap. Binance irá remover CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB e WINGS, ou seja, quem possuir essas moedas na corretora devem retirar de lá o mais rápido possível. O time de basquete Sacramento Kings diz que usará tecnologia 5G, VR e blockchain para a arena da NBA do futuro. O basquete é um dos esportes de sucesso nos EUA. A Forbes começou a vender um boletim informativo chamado Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain, vendido a US $ 595 por ano ou US $ 195 por trimestre. A mídia tradicional tem se aproximado com atenção ao tema criptomoedas e blockchain. Coinbase agora permite aos seus usuários transações com Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV). Essa medida mostra força da comunidade desta cripto ao conseguir comércio em uma bolsa grande de criptomoedas. BitTorrent anunciou no Twitter que seu token BTT em breve será utilizável pelo TronCard. Comunidade Tron comemora essa possibilidade principalmente após terem recebido seu airdrop. O mundo segue atento ao mercado cripto na metade de fevereiro, com muitas novidades mostrando que o desenvolvimento não para. Fique ligado no Livecoins para muito mais. O artigo Principais notícias sobre criptomoedas desta sexta-feira foi publicado originalmente em Livecoins.

a day ago

Binance chuta mais 5 moedas para fora

Por: Livecoins A Binance, maior corretora de criptomoedas do mundo em termos de volume negociado, decidiu remover mais cinco criptomoedas de sua plataforma no próximo dia 22 de fevereiro. As moedas que estão sendo excluídas são CloakCoin (CLOAK) , Modum (MOD) , SAL (SAL) , Substrato (SUB) e Wings (WINGS). “Na Binance, revisamos periodicamente cada ativo digital que listamos para garantir que ele continue atendendo ao alto nível de padrão que esperamos. Quando uma moeda ou ficha não atende mais a esse padrão, ou a indústria muda, conduzimos um estudo mais detalhado. rever e potencialmente excluí-lo “, explicou a troca. No anúncio oficial, Binance declara os seguintes critérios que decidem se querem ou não excluir uma moeda: Compromisso de equipe com o projeto Nível e qualidade de desenvolvimento Estabilidade de contratos inteligentes / rede Nível de comunicação pública Capacidade de resposta aos nossos pedidos periódicos de due diligence Evidência de conduta antiética / fraudulenta Contribuição para um ecossistema de criptografia saudável e sustentável. O artigo Binance chuta mais 5 moedas para fora foi publicado originalmente em Livecoins.

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Tron Price Analysis: TRX Bulls are Back, Correction Phase Over?

Latest Tron News Underpinning the success of any project, is its ability to draw new users. It doesn’t matter the size or funding levels. Bitcoin became an instant success because of its ability to cut off gate keepers, the middle men that continue to squeeze out every last penny in legacy set ups. Read: Binance To Delist 5 Cryptocurrencies: CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB and WINGS Taking the same route, Tron are slowly but surely gravitating towards their ultimate objectives of not only decentralizing the web but creating an ecosystem for entertainment in a two-pronged approach. First, they are a smart contracting platform where users can create tokens, launch applications and receive funds from interested parties. On the other, it is also a place where talented coders are incentivized to develop and contribute apps. Tron Arcade is an example and with a $100 million kitty spread out over three years, the Tron Foundation has their eyes set on one of the three SE Asia blockchain powerhouse—South Korea. Also Read: BTT Paired with XRP and More BitTorrent News Updates It’s a strategic move and verified statistics shows that in 2018, gamers in the country spent a whopping $5.8 billion. Armed with a scalable and a high throughput platform that’s already attracting developers from Ethereum, Roy Liu, the Business Development Manager signed a deal with two of South Korea’s leading gaming associations-Korea Mobile Game Association (KMGA) and the Korea Blockchain Contents Association (KBCCA). Add this to Justin Sun’s recent comments that their goal this year is education, it’s only a matter of time before we see how their efforts are paying off and influencing price action. TRX/USD Price Analysis Even so, TRX is not fairing any better. After an initial pump that temporarily thrusted prices above the all-important 2.5 cents, prices are sliding back and retesting primary support levels. Regardless, we shall continue to hold a bullish outlook on the digital asset. However, it’s all depends on how fast TRX prices recover from current lows as bulls snap back to trend thrusting prices towards 4 cents and later 6 cents. Trend and Candlestick Formation: Bullish, Breakout pattern In the lead up to BitTorrent ICO, the need of TRX and BNB temporarily pumped the coin causing a mis-pricing that is now being corrected. Despite this slide, prices are technically trending within a bullish breakout pattern with clear supports at 2.3 cents—2.5 cents zone. Considering price action of the last few days, it is likely that the retest phase has been completed. This stand will hold water more so if today close as a bullish right off the support line complete with decent volumes. If that is the case, risk off traders should begin looking for opportunities in lower time frames with first targets at 3.1 cents. The 3.1 cents mark is the tops of the inverted pin bar of Jan 27 and a conservative buy trigger line whose breakout could catalyze a rally towards 4 cents and even 6 cents. Volumes: Bullish On average, transactional volumes between mid-Dec and early Jan stood at around 16 million as relayed from Binance records. The correction wave between mid-Dec to Feb averaged around 8 million. This discrepancy means buyers are technically in charge and with evidence from candlestick arrangement, it is likely that volumes pick up. Ideally, volumes signaling bulls should be high above 8 million averages and even exceed 42 million of Feb 4. All Charts courtesy of Trading View—Binance This is not Investment Advice. Do your Research. The post Tron Price Analysis: TRX Bulls are Back, Correction Phase Over? appeared first on Ethereum World News.

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Binance delists 5 projects including SALT Lending

Binance, the largest crypto exchange by traded volume, announced Friday that it has decided to delist and cease trading of five tokens - CloakCoin, Modum, SALT, Substratum and Wings. Binance says that it periodically reviews projects to ensure that they “continue to meet the high level of standard.” According to Binance, the delisted projects no longer fulfill the necessary standard after conducting the recent reviews. The tokens will be delisted on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. UTC. Withdrawals of the coins will be supported for another three months after the coins are delisted. In November, it was uncovered that the SEC was investigating SALT Lending and issued a subpoena in February. The SEC was looking into whether SALT’s ICO was an unregistered securities offering and also into how the firm spent the raised funds. According to CoinMarketCap, approximately 80 percent of SALT’s liquidity came from Binance in the last 24 hours. The post Binance delists 5 projects including SALT Lending appeared first on The Block.

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Binance to Delist 5 Cryptocurrencies on February 22 Due to Standard Failure

Binance, one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges, is reportedly delisting five tokens on its platform. The affected cryptocurrencies are CloakCoin (CLOAK), SALT (SALT), Modum (MOD), Substratum (SUB) and Wings (WINGS). The exchange, according to the announcement, will also cease the trading of these five tokes on all trading pairs. As per the report, the delisting will take effect at 10.00 AM UTC on February 22, 2019. “At Binance, we periodically review each digital asset we list to ensure that it continues to meet the high level of standard we expect. When a coin or token no longer meets this standard or the industry changes, we conduct a more in-depth review and potentially delist it,” the official announcement states. (VK)

2 days ago

Binance To Cease Trading of Five Tokens On Feb 22, Following Standard Failure

Announced on Feb 15, 2019, Binance cryptocurrency exchange is delisting the five cryptocurrencies on its platform. Accordingly, it will also cease the trading of those five tokens on all trading pairs as well. The move will come into effect on Feb 22, 2019. Tokens No Longer Meet The Level of Binance’s Standard One of the largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance which currently stand with average marketcap of $475,898,758 is delisting CloakCoin (CLOAK), Modum (MOD), SALT (SALT), Substratum (SUB) and Wings (WINGS). The exchange would delist these coins and tokens on 22 Feb 2019 at 10.00 AM UTC. The move comes amidst the exchange’s review process for tokens to ensure they meet the high level of standard Binance has set. Consequently, the absence of such requisites by listed tokens will let Binance potentially delist after the prior in-depth review. Consequent to the delisting of these five tokens, all trade orders will also be removed automatically. Furthermore, Binance will support traders and crypto enthusiast in funds withdrawal from these coins until Feb 22, 2019, at 10.00 UTC. Moreover, it cautioned users not to select ‘Hide small assets’ in user’s fund page if they intend to view asset after Binance cease the trading of these coins. The official announcement states that; At Binance, we periodically review each digital asset we list to ensure that it continues to meet the high level of standard we expect. When a coin or token no longer meets this standard or the industry changes, we conduct a more in-depth review and potentially delist it. The review process of Binance includes the number of criteria- few mentioned by team Binance are as follows; The commitment of the team to project Level and quality of development activity Network / smart contract stability Level of public communication Responsiveness to our periodic due diligence requests Evidence of unethical/fraudulent conduct Contribution to a healthy and sustainable crypto ecosystem What’s your stake on Binance’s move to delist these tokens? share your opinion with us. The post Binance To Cease Trading of Five Tokens On Feb 22, Following Standard Failure appeared first on Coingape.

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Binance delists five projects including SALT Lending

Binance, the largest crypto exchange by traded volume, announced Friday that it has decided to delist and cease trading of five tokens - CloakCoin, Modum, SALT, Substratum and Wings. Binance says that it periodically reviews projects to ensure that they “continue to meet the high level of standard.” Based on the recent reviews, the delisted projects no longer fulfill the standards. The tokens will be delisted in a week, on February 22 at 10am UTC. Withdrawals of the coins will be supported for three months after the coins are delisted. The post Binance delists five projects including SALT Lending appeared first on The Block.

2 days ago

Binance To Delist 5 Cryptocurrencies: CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB and WINGS

Binance has announced that it will be delisting five digital assets in the next few days. All trading activities of the coins will cease on the 22nd of this month at 10 am (UTC). The five affected coins are as follows. CloakCoin (CLOAK) Modum (MOD) SALT (SALT) Substratum (SUB) Wings (WINGS) Reasons For Delisting Binance constantly reviews each digital asset on its exchange. Those that do not meet a set list of criteria are delisted . Crypto traders on the platform are given adequate notice to adjust to the changes. The team at Binance decides to delist a digital asset when the following is not met. Commitment of the team to project Level and quality of development activity Network / smart contract stability Level of public communication Responsiveness to our periodic due diligence requests Evidence of unethical / fraudulent conduct Contribution to a healthy and sustainable crypto ecosystem Withdrawals to Continue till 22nd May, 2019 All orders associated with the 5 cryptocurrencies will be automatically removed on the 22nd of February at 10 am (UTC). Traders who hold the five affected coins have until the 22nd of May to withdraw their digital assets out of Binance. Most Recent Delistings by Binance The five aforementioned coins are the first batch delisted by Binance this year. Last October, Binance delisted Bytecoin (BCN), CHAT, Iconomi (ICN) and TRIG due to similar reasons. Delistings Not Limited to Binance The third and fourth quarters of 2018 found many exchanges delisting several coins due to a variety of reasons such as low liquidity and lack of development progress from the teams responsible. In December, Huobi had placed 32 digital assets on probation due to insufficient trade volume. KuCoin also delisted 10 digital assets lin the same month due to reasons similar to those outlined by Binance. What are your thoughts on Binance delisting the 5 digital assets of CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB and WINGS? Please let us know in the comment section below. [Image courtesy of] 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 Binance To Delist 5 Cryptocurrencies: CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB and WINGS appeared first on Ethereum World News.

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Replay and Transcript: Multicoin Kyle Samani on CZ, Binance Chain, and Binance Blockchain Week

In this episode of the podcast, we are sharing a replay of a conference call with Kyle Samani that we held for our Premium subscribers. To learn how to become a premium subscriber, check it out here Kyle Samani is a Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital. In mid-January, Kyle went to Singapore and attended the first-ever Binance blockchain week. In this call, Kyle shares his conversation with CZ, Binance employees and the companies that he met there. Additionally, Kyle talks about his thoughts for Binance chain and his observation of general crypto sentiment in Asia. What will 2019 look like for Binance as they kick off with the strategic investment and partnership with Vertex ventures to create a fiat to crypto exchange in singapore? Will this city state going to be a new home for Binance permnanetly? Held in January 2019, Binance Blockchain Week was Binance’s first conference in Singapore and one of the largest public event held by the exchange. We last spoke with Kyle at World Digital Asset Summit in December and shared it in a podcast with our readers. Other recent, notable writings from Kyle include Questions from the Crypto Idea Maze and What P2P Markets are Better Decentralized Conference Call Transcript Joyce Yang For everyone’s information, the call is recorded. If you’d like to ask a question or you like to have your question asked anonymously, you can email me at and I would come ask the question for you. I want to point to participants who are in a listen only mode, later you have time to ask the questions. So it’s my pleasure now to start our conversation with Kyle Samani,managing partner of Multicoin Capital. So Kyle was in Singapore last week at Binance Blockchain week which was the first Binance Blockchain event that took place in Singapore and arguably the largest public event held by the exchange. So Kyle, if you could start off by introducing yourself quickly and why don’t we go right into what you saw at Binance. Kyle Samani Yeah, happily Joyce, thanks so much for having me on. I’m excited to be here. So quick background on myself, I launched Multicoin Capital in October 2017. So I’ve been running the firm for 15-16 months now, managing about 18 million dollars or so. I’ve got 13 employees, they work with us. We are a hedge fund structure, so we do participate in secondary markets, we also do some venture-style deals in the primary markets as well. We are pretty technical and pretty familiar with some of the crypto landscape, and we’re pretty well-known for our blog and all that. Joyce Yang So let’s dive right into Binance Blockchain week. What were you doing there, what did you wanted to accomplish by going there and maybe some high level takeaway for our listeners right now? Kyle Samani So my primary motivation in going was to learn more about the Binance organization and kind of meet the team and really know these people are how they operate. It’s been our view for quite some time that Binance is really the most systemically important organization in encrypted ecosystem. They are by far the largest exchange for Bitcoin as well as most top coins. They in our view are generally probably the best operated exchange. Their rise has been pretty mediocre, and over the course of 2018 as the market have cooled down, Binance generally been consolidating in terms of increasing its market share, taking market share from competitors. The Binance team although they are pretty globally distributed, both of the employees are in Asia, and so we’re already rather close with most of the major US exchanges. So it was kind of my admission to go learn about kind of all kinds of nutty gritty details about the firm that are not you know clearly visible to the public and to build relationships with the Binance organization. So that was my primary motivation and going. They did ask to speak, so obviously that was the kind of nice thing and just kind of a good catalyst to build a relationship. I think that was part of your question Joyce, I don’t remember the second part. Joyce Yang Just quickly on kind of your summary of the top takeaways and then we could try to dive into the details a little bit more of it. Kyle Samani Yeah, so I said the biggest takeaway is actually how committed the Binance employees are to the organization. So Binance provides employees options on how they want to receive their salary, not just like equity in terms of Bnb but actually how they receive their salary. And they have the option to receive salary either sub partially or entirely in Bnb tokens. And I was shocked at how many of the Binance employees I met, could take 100% or near 100% of their salary in Bnb. Now, I’m sure they’re liberating some of that to pay the bills because I obviously probably can’t pay rent in Bnb tokens, but the fact may be that these people are taking 70, 80, 90 percent of their salary in Bnb, tells you they’re keeping a lot of it in Bnb. So these people are really

2 days ago

Bitcoin SV [BSV] could turn bearish as Coingeek and Squire Mining Acquisition Seems In Trouble

The dream of creating the largest, publicly traded Bitcoin miner seemed to have hit a roadblock as Squire Mining Ltd. announced that itself and Bigfoot Holdings Group Ltd. (operating as CoinGeek Mining & Hardware) have agreed to further extend exclusive negotiations to March 31, 2019, for Squire to acquire the mining assets owned by CoinGeek. All doesn’t seem to be right at Squire Mining Squire Mining had announced its plans to acquire Coingeek’s mining assets in mid last year as the advent of Bitcoin SV was to drive growth in the mining hardware sector, reinforcing the Squire team’s optimism on future growth prospects. Following the acquisition talks, Squire also started working on the development of its prototype FPGA (field programmable gate array) ASIC microchip for mining Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin and other SHA-256 associated cryptocurrencies. But things seem to have fallen flat as the company reported its failure in getting the desired result after initial simulation testing of its new prototype ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) chip for mining Bitcoin SV. This failure also led to the resignation of Taras Kulyk as Chief Executive Officer and Director, the brain behind the partnership with Coingeek and the development of new ASIC microchip. The market hasn’t been apiece with the Squire Mining and with the meltdown, in crypto prices, the stock has suffered severely. Squire Mining SQR, after reaching an all-time high of 0.815 CAD on September 20, 2018, reached its lowest point today, February 1, 2019; with a close of 0.018 CAD falling 79.1% since September. With so much of gaps to fill in for Squire Mining and exit of the CEO, the extension was bound to come in and the new date for the exclusive negotiation and decision is set to March 31st, 2019 for Squire to acquire the mining assets owned by CoinGeek and certain of its affiliates and other blockchain related assets Although the announcement is still positively put forward that the Squire team remains confident in its decision to progress with this Transaction and the acquisition of mining assets, it still looks a pretty uphill task unless the markets become more viable and Bitcoin SV starts providing miners with higher volumes of transaction fees need for miners to remain profitable. Another factor to look here which even the announcement mentions is the final report and further roadmap on the product development “We will be expecting the final report on our ASIC chip design shortly and will provide a further update on the revised product development roadmap. While our reported timelines may have shifted our commitments to deliver the next generation of leading ASIC mining hardware has not.” Blow to CoinGeek and Bitcoin SV This acquisition was considered great news for Bitcoin SV as well as for Squire Mining suddenly seems to become sour. The failure to launch their own ASIC chips, the exit of CEO Taras Kulyk and now the further delay in the acquisition will be seen as a massive disappointment. This new chipset being developed to help secure the BSV network with more hash power and the combined entity would have created a great mining pool which was necessary for Bitcoin SV roadmap. The price of Bitcoin SV also saw a slump after this news as the price that sat close to USD 75 at the start of the week, slumped to sub USD 61 levels when the news was out. Will the acquisition go through before 31st March or is this the dead end here? Do let us know your views on the same. The post Bitcoin SV [BSV] could turn bearish as Coingeek and Squire Mining Acquisition Seems In Trouble appeared first on Coingape.

15 days ago

KuCoin Delists 7 Altcoins Including Polymath (POLY) and Substratum (SUB)

The Singapore-based crypto exchange KuCoin have announced that they will be delisting 7 different altcoins. Polymath (POLY) and Substratum (SUB) are the most notable projects to be taken off the exchange.

17 days ago

KuCoin Delists 7 Altcoins

KuCoin has announced that it delisted 7 altcoins from its trading platform. The Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange explained that Arcblock, Aeron, Data, IHT Real Estate Protocol, Polymath, Quantstamp and Substratum were disqualified based on their inability to meet the exchange’s requirements. All trading pairs related to the delisted coins will be closed at 18:00 (UTC+8) on Feb 3, 2019, and withdrawals will be accessible until May 3, 2019. KuCoin also added Grin with BTC, ETH and USDT trading pairs. (RS)

17 days ago

Putting SubstratumNode v0.4.2 to the Test

A Substratum brand ambassador tested the latest SubstratumNode v0.4.2 release, showing outstanding speed and performance. However, CryptoSlate replicated these tests and the results were far from what was advertised. These inconsistencies raise questions around how speed tests are being conducted and marketed to the cryptocurrency community. On Jan. 10th, Substratum released v0.4.2 of...

18 days ago

New FunFair friendly sub on r/Cryptocurrency247

Just so everyone knows we are huge fans of FunFair and we are regularly sharing FunFair news and information on our sub r/Cryptocurrency247. Come and subscribe and keep up to date with FunFair developments!

19 days ago

A recap of LOOM Network

I originally posted this on r/ethtrader under a thread asking about favorite Ethereum-based projects (here: [\_are\_some\_of\_your\_favorite\_ethereum\_based/]( My comments got a bit long, and I figured it might be useful to repost them (compiled) in case people come by this sub wanting to learn more about LOOM. So here's my answer to why LOOM is my favorite Ethereum project: \--- **LOOM Network**. And here's why: **One** \- LOOM addresses **scalability**: EOS \*almost\* worked - with dPoS you can indeed scale. However this comes at the cost of decentralization. 21 block producers can work, but not at the base layer. What if you could get the benefits of decentralization of Ethereum, but also the scalability of EOS: Enter LOOM. LOOM lets you build layer 2 blockchains that are setup on a dPoS consensus mechanism. This is valuable since not everything needs the absolute security of Ethereum. For example, if you're playing a game on the blockchain, do you need to store every single move on Ethereum. Or would it be better to push updates once in a while? You can now run dApps with thousands of users on LOOM, without overloading the Ethereum network. Oh and did I mention that dApp developers pay the cost for dApps, thus making for a much better user experience. I mean, I imagine most users wouldn't enjoy having to pay gas every time they send a tweet. **Two** \- **gaming**. Some people here already mentioned gaming as THE thing that'll bring blockchain to the mainstream. I agree, and so does LOOM. In that sense it's similar to Enjin or Gods Unchained. In fact, LOOM has worked on an extended ERC721 standard called ERC721x, so similar to ENJIN's ERC-1155 standard and similar to Gods Unchained, is building a trade-able card game called Zombie Battleground. Zombie Battleground has been impressive so far - heavy focus on making it free to play and most importantly making it such that people don't even know it runs on blockchain. The idea is to use ZB as a fun way to introduce people to blockchain by allowing them to buy/sell their cards on the marketplace etc. But there's more, Axie Infinity, Cryptowars, Coins and Steel are all building using LOOM. **Third** \- the LOOM sidechains can be used not just for gaming, but all types of applications that need high throughput. For example. global supply chain and logistics has been given shout-outs in ethtrader. It's probably the other big blockchain application at the moment. And once again, LOOM shines here, with **ShipChain, a shipping logistics blockchain startup, building on top of LOOM** **Fourth** \- **Plasma**. You guys remember the hype about OMG and how it was going to bring Plasma to Ethereum. Well, if sidechains, gaming and supply chain using blockchain weren't enough, LOOM also has Plasma covered - being the first team to actually have Plasma Cash. The best part - LOOM wasn't even initially looking into Plasma, but was asked by Vitalik if they could work on it as a method to transfer tokens from the mainnet to LOOM sidechains. That's how good LOOM is - they're ahead of the game with Plasma and it's not even their main focus. **Fifth** \- contributing to the Ethereum ecosystem. LOOM has a **wonderful Solidity coding academy** called CryptoZombies. It's a great way to get your feet wet with coding smart contracts and it's just one of many ways LOOM is contributing to the larger Ethereum ecosystem. So to recap: * Scalability * Games * Shipping/logistics * Plasma * Coding Academy EDIT: Bonus is their epic Medium: []( \--- they post updates about once a week, every Friday - with cute Zombie graphics to boot. \--- When asked if LOOM really has Plasma: \--- Actually, they are. Here's some information: Their github repository on Plasma Cash: []( Their Medium posts on Plasma:[]([]([]( A video of their CEO talking about LOOM Plasma at DevCon:[]( Vitalik tweeted about LOOM and Plasma: [](

a month ago

Substratum Community Accuses the Crypto Startup of Misappropriating Funds

A growing number of members from the Substratum community are accusing the crypto-project of misappropriating ICO funds. Crypto enthusiast Brian Li tweeted that he found “major discrepancies” between Substratum’s BCH and LTC crowd-sale wallets. Li also used his personal blog to further explain that a glance over a series of wallet addresses connected to Substratum show that its “funding statistics in its whitepaper are not accurate” and he pointed out that there Substratum claims to have received 602.1433 BCH during the ICO, whereas the BCH wallet address shows the startup received 1304.26123096 BCH. This means that 54% of the collected funds were not reported or accounted for. A Substratum community moderator attempted to explain that the inconsistency was caused by funds received post ICO but this explanation was rejected by the Li and the Reddit​ community. Members of the Substratum community were already growing skeptical and suspicious of the project after the Substratum team announced a second ICO after failing to present a working product for more than a year. (RS)

a month ago

Hey SUB Nation

Hey SUB NATION, I know I have been relatively quiet the last few weeks, but I know many of you from this community for well over a year now. Many of you have been through many stages of this project and in both bull/bear phases of the crypto market. What I want to say, is that please take a step back and think of the narrative being pushed by the recent spam of negative articles out there. They are orchestrated by a VERY small group of people. Yes they do shed light on IMPORTANT issues, but the common theme is that "The CEO is evil until he proves otherwise" - which is quite shameful in many respects. Imagine if all our justice systems were based on that. Anyways, you need to ask yourself why this small group puts SO MUCH effort and time into this campaign. Ask yourself, who is benefiting from the click-bait titles, the page views, the retweet and the website traffic on their relative mediums. Most importantly, ask yourself if anything has TRULY changed in the way the project team, Justin, Christian, Dan, BJ, Abram and others, have been working and the ACTUAL REAL progress being put out both publicly on twitter and the open source commits on GitHub! Who truly has MORE to lose here, if all this FUD is true? A team that supposedly is hiding money from thousands of supporters by building a 'fake project' under the scrutiny of the SEC, or a EXTREMELY small band of haters who will honestly control the narrative as much as possible in what seems to be a neverending attempt to slander the project. Keep in mind Justin & Co all have families, past careers, kids and their own money invested in this. Ask yourself if they want to see this succeed to the end - you all know the answer. All these things could be debunked constantly, but the last few months the pattern shows that this TINY group will twist the words, narrative and everything they can to create any wave of criticism possible to keep it going. The team has been instead focusing on project progress and infrastructure in the node network - a much more noble and proper cause, which is where money and time SHOULD be spent. And be assured that Justin himself will clarify all of this very soon. But let me remind you all who clearly do care about the project and reputation of Substratum - in the USA there are laws against defamation of a company - its called libel. Anyways, overall I wanted to have this rant to all those who have been here with us over the past 1.5 years - think about the fundamentals. I wouldn't be surprised if later this year these MINISCULE so-called researchers are a distant memory. Thanks for reading SUB NATION 💪💪

a month ago

Analysts Bullish On Crypto As Bitcoin Rallies Past $4,000

On Sunday, the crypto market saw its first notable bout of price action in 2019, which comes after a multi-day lull following Xmas. Per previous reports from NewsBTC, the Bitcoin (BTC) price popped over $4,000 for the first time since Christmas Eve, as buying pressure quickly pushed the asset higher in a seeming “flash flood.” Since the industry event, which quickly became the talk of the town on Twitter, the auspicious $4,000 level has held strong, giving analysts and personalities ample time to comment on this unexpected micro-rally. Bitcoin Pushes Past $4,000, Catalyzing Twitter Storm Since BTC fell after Christmas Eve’s “Santa Claus” rally, leading other crypto assets down with it, this market has struggled to post significant gains (or losses for that matter). Some have blamed the non-action on the holiday season, while others chalked up the week-long respite to the unpredictability of this industry. So, when Sunday’s surge finally came to fruition, a number of this industry’s leading participants were caught aback, but in a somewhat positive light. Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the industry golden child behind Binance, noted that his “wish finally came true,” as volatility actually pushed cryptocurrency higher. Zhao’s innocuous comment comes after market volatility pushed down BTC by upwards of 40% in the past two months. The Binance chief didn’t give any solid predictions, but considering the set of comments CZ conveyed to Bloomberg, it is likely he’s still optimistic for this nascent sector. Finally, wish came true, volatility in the right direction. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 7, 2019 The so-called “Crypto Dog,” a leading analyst that sports over 100,000 followers on his Twitter account, explained that there’s a chance this move isn’t “incredibly bullish” for BTC just yet. However, the preeminent analyst explained that all things considered, “alt setups” have been making him feel “more and more bullish [overall].” And when altcoins run, so does Bitcoin. There's been no conclusive move to be incredibly bullish on $BTC just yet, but the $ALT set ups have me starting to feel more and more bullish. — The Crypto Dog (@TheCryptoDog) January 7, 2019 Bitlord, an Australian crypto commentator and media personality, echoed the sentiment that “altcoins,” namely Ethereum, Litecoin, and Tron, have been interesting to watch, especially in terms of their correlation with BTC. Related Reading: Analyst: Ethereum Constantinople Is “Decidedly Bullish” Over Long Run Considering the jaw-dropping performance posted by the aforementioned crypto assets, Bitlord noted that he fully expects for Bitcoin to break higher in the days to come, adding that he put his money where his mouth is, so to speak. Like his fellow commentators, Bitlord didn’t provide a concrete price target. Trader Tommy Mustache took this opportune surge to claim that BTC is unlikely to fall below $3,000, as once stipulated by Morgan Creek Digital Assets founder Anthony Pompliano, who infamously claimed that lower lows are inbound. Many analyst keeps on calling for Bitcoin sub $3k. IMO I just don’t see it. 85% down from ATH is the magic floor number through numerous bubble pops in the past. $3,180 on Dec 14th is 84% down from ATH. That was probably the low. — Tommy Mustache (@tommyp408) January 6, 2019 Mustache noted that throughout this market’s history, the “magic floor” for bear markets has been when BTC is valued at 15% of its previous all-time high. So, considering the fact that BTC fell to $3,180 — 16% of its late-December high at $20,000 — in mid-December, the diehard noted that he believes a long-term bottom has been established. Bitcoin May Hit Lower Lows Before Long-Term Rebound However, while the aforementioned crypto personalities seem to be “over the moon” about Bitcoin’s recent recovery, some aren’t convinced this market is in the clear from a long-term outlook. Moon Overlord, a leading crypto trader, noted there’s a fleeting chance that BTC has another “substantial draw-down” ahead of itself, citing historical data from 2014/2015’s bear season. As the harrowing, yet also optimistic adage goes, “history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” So, if historical trends prove to be an accurate indicator, the flagship cryptocurrency could fall to as low as $1,700 before another “knock your socks off” rally. What if #bitcoin has another substantial draw-down ahead? — Moon Overlord (@MoonOverlord) January 7, 2019 Murad Mahmudov echoed this bit of analysis in a recent debate-esque discussion with Tone Vays, one of his peers in the Bitcoin analysis realm. Mahmudov, a Princeton graduate with a burning intent to launch a crypto-centric hedge fund, noted that the world’s first cryptocurrency is most likely to bottom within the $1,800 to $2,400 range. The analyst explained that a number of altcoins, like Ether (ETH), EOS, XRP, along with their brethren, are still drastically overextended, e

a month ago

KuCoin Announces the Temporary Suspension of Substratum (SUB) Deposits and Withdrawals

Earlier today, the KuCoin team announced to its users that it had suspended Substratum (SUB) withdrawals and deposits temporarily. Per the announcement, this is due to the system maintenance of the SUB wallet. The exchange also noted that the withdrawal and deposit services are set to resume as soon as the system maintenance is complete. (KE)

2 months ago

Dogecoin Price Rally Rages on as $0.0027 Resistance is Broken

In the cryptocurrency world, few projects are as successful as Dogecoin. Although one wouldn’t necessarily expect it, the meme currency of the internet has carved out a formidable path over the years. It is now enjoying the overall bullish momentum catapulting all cryptocurrencies in the green. A very strong trend is in place, which pushes the value per DOGE to $0.0027 again. Dogecoin Price Trend is Only Getting Started Although most people are chasing profits for coins which have already gained 15% or more over the past 24 hours, the one currency most traders might want to keep an eye on is none other than Dogecoin. Although it is not noting double-digit percentile gains whatsoever, it is still doing something that most other currencies would love to do at any given time” maintaining stability and showing some gains without any real problems. Over the past 24 hours, there has been a strong Dogecoin price increase of 7%. That is more than respectable, especially when considering how most other currencies are up by 9% or more. Even so, the 1% loss in BTC value further shows it is incredibly difficult for altcoins to gain on Bitcoin. For now, it is merely about riding the coattails for USD gains, prior to effectively decoupling from BTC. On social media, there is one somewhat major development taking place in the Dogecoin sector. One Reddit user has created a new sub to trade Diablo II in-game items for Dogecoin. An interesting approach to monetizing in-game content, although it remains to be seen how much interest there is in this particular concept. Diablo II is still one of the more popular games in the Diablo franchise. Play Diablo 2? I just started a sub where you can trade items for dogecoin! via /r/dogecoin hot in #reddit #dogecoin #doge #crypto much wow! — Domain Address Info (@DomainAddress4u) December 19, 2018 This current Dogecoin price trend has many people excited, which won’t come as much of a surprise. Edwin the Investor, for example, is looking at a Dogecoin price of $0.1 by 2019. A very ambitious goal, first and foremost, as that would require a near 40-fold increase in value. Although it is certainly possible, it may not necessarily be plausible. I will see you at .10 during 2019. $doge $dogecoin #dogecoin #doge #cryptocurrency — Edwin The Investor (@El780717) December 19, 2018 When it comes to Dogecoin, an arbitrage opportunity is never too far away. Today is no different in this regard, as there is some good money to be made by moving funds between several exchanges. Combined with the current uptrend in USD value, these arbitrage gains can make for a very lucrative day first and foremost. Any option to score profits needs to be welcomed with open arms these days. #DOGEBuy at #Koinim and sell at #Sistemkoin. Ratio: 0.81%Buy at #Koinim and sell at #HitBTC. Ratio: 2.18%#bitcoin #arbitrage #arbitraj #arbingtool — Arbing Tool (@ArbingTool) December 19, 2018 Depending on how one wants to look at things, Dogecoin is either a useless market or an overall market indicator. That in itself is always very interesting to keep in mind, as this market usually shows there is a lot more momentum to the industry than meets the eye at first. As such, the current price of $0.0027 seems more than warranted, albeit it might not necessarily be the top either. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Dogecoin Price Rally Rages on as $0.0027 Resistance is Broken appeared first on NullTX.

2 months ago

Bitcoin OTC Trading Volume Soars as Institutions May Be Accumulating

While volume on centralized exchanges is down as a whole, Bitcoin OTC (over-the-counter) markets have seen a surge in buyers leading to a shortage of sellers, according to the latest data from Diar. This may suggest that institutional investors are quietly stocking up on bitcoin while looking to keep prices low for the time being. Bitcoin OTC Trading is Booming Most pundits expect institutional investors to create the catalyst for the next cryptocurrency bull-run. But research shows institutional trading losing ground in volumes on traditional exchanges this year. However, OTC markets have seen an exponential increase in buyers leading to a dearth of sellers. Could this be where the institutional money is now heading? The latest research, published by Diar compares Bitcoin volumes on Coinbase (during OTC hours) and Greyscale’s OTC-traded Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC). While 2017 saw roughly equal trading volumes between the two, this year, especially the past few months, has witnessed a divergence in trends. During OTC market hours, Bitcoin trading volume on Coinbase has increased by 20%. However, GBTC volumes are down 35% in 2018 during the same period last year. This is despite Greyscale bringing in a record $216 million of investment in the first three-quarters of this year - an inflow which has meant Greyscale is now holding custody of over 1% of Bitcoin’s circulating supply. The researchers at Diar note: [A]re institutional traders keeping at bay or have they shifted towards higher liquidity over-the-counter physical Bitcoin markets? The answer is likely a little bit of both. Are Whales Accumulating at Sub $4K Price? In a market, which remains highly volatile, round-the-clock cryptocurrency exchanges have a natural advantage. But for high-demand liquidity Institutional traders must still look to OTC trading desks. Another advantage is that OTC markets have less of an immediate impact on the bitcoin spot price 00. Therefore, large-scale investors, i.e. ‘whales,’ could use OTC markets to their advantage, buying large quantities of bitcoin without causing the price to immediately rise. Subsequently, the whales could then resurface on exchanges to sell some bitcoin to keep prices low. Rinse and repeat until accumulation is complete. Therefore, it may not be that surprising that OTC services have grown in popularity in recent months as BTC price has dropped to yearly lows. Indeed, many major exchanges are now catering to an increasing appetite from clients for OTC services. CEO of peer-to-peer exchange HodlHodl, Max Keidun, reports exponential growth in OTC volumes with large-order requests doubling each month. This has made it “harder than usual to find a seller at current prices,” explained Keidun, whose platform recently launched a non-custodial OTC service. “There has been a vibrant OTC Bitcoin trading market operating in parallel to the existing exchanges, but none of them are offering non-custodial escrow services for cryptocurrencies which would eliminate the risk of losing funds,” he said. Interested in whale watching? You can find and track the recent transactions of the richest Bitcoin addresses here. Are institutions quietly buying bitcoin at lower prices? Share your thoughts below! Images courtesy of, Shutterstock The post Bitcoin OTC Trading Volume Soars as Institutions May Be Accumulating appeared first on

2 months ago

Bitcoin [BTC]’s price rises dramatically through bear-infested empire as EOY approaches

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, is no longer down in the dumps. The prices of Bitcoin have increased dramatically by more than 8% as of December 18, and have been up there for quite a while. The king of the cryptocurrencies has come out of its hiding, causing every other cryptocurrency to follow its lead, with some increasing more than Bitcoin in terms of percentage increase of prices. Source: CoinMarketCap The prices of Bitcoin in a 24-hour chart shows a plateau-ish shape that has developed over the course of a day. The prices on December 17, 2018, at 12:00 UTC, were at $3,283 and the market cap also held itself steady at $57.2 billion. The prices saw a gradual increase, which led it to climb as high as $3,450. Post this point, the prices held their ground steady without faltering. Bitcoin saw a price increase of ~9.53%, which was the highest Bitcoin ever reached in the 24-hour time frame mentioned above in quite a while. The prices gave another go at the rally, but exhausted again at $3,597. Eventually, the prices at the end of this time frame are holding at $3,540, with a market cap at $61.7 billion. Bitmex is the highest contributor to the trading volume for Bitcoin, which only trades BTC derivatives. It contributes a whopping $2.42 billion of the total trading volume, which is at $5.86, making Bitmain contribute ~41.29% of the total trading volume. The volume for the rise in Bitcoin doesn’t indicate a significant amount, which could further mean that this is probably not the bull run that everybody in the community thinks it is. Source: TradingView As seen from the chart, there is a major resistance at ~$3,775 range and even if BTC does decide to take off now, without actually reaching the sub $3,000 range, it wouldn’t necessarily have the ‘juice’ to have a strong rally. As a result, it would have an ephemeral run or a ‘fake-out’. A crypto-trade UB tweeted similar ideas and commented: “$BTC - This is one of the only scenarios I would long. If BTC breaks back into the previous daily range (3770 - 4382) without hitting sub 3ks first I’ll be mildly bullish. Until then, I’m comfortable shorting bounces. Overall, I still think we see sub 3ks first. #Bitcoin” Another crypto-trader Erik Korz replied to UB saying: “Huge fan of your analysis, as you know. But I’ve got slightly different views here. This is the most bullish PA we’ve seen in a little while and I’m looking for longs above 3430. If we lose that, I’ll surrender and admit you’re right and short to sub 3k :)” The post Bitcoin [BTC]’s price rises dramatically through bear-infested empire as EOY approaches appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 months ago

Substratum's Founder Admits to Day-Trading with ETH from Their ICO

During a recent interview with Justin Tabb, the founder of the Substratum project, Tabb indicated that they have a full-time member on the staff that focuses on trading company funds raised during the ICO. Tabb says this individual uses Monte-Carlo simulations to predict Ethereum prices, and then trades company funds based on that information in an effort to increase the projects holdings. The move has prompted outcry from some members of the community as development on the project has been slow since its beta launch in Marc. (JF)

2 months ago

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2 months ago

An ICO Is Day Trading Its Holdings To Survive The Bear Market

As the crypto market continues to crash, many ICOs that raised millions of dollars are struggling to survive. An initial coin offering (ICO) called Substratum is now day trading the funds it raised during its ICO phase. Substratum has employed a full-time trader who has suggested that Ethereum could crash to a low of $60 in the coming months. The ICO has assured that they're not looking to cash out. Instead, they're hoping to make a profit before the market crashes further. Substratum (SUB) has a market cap of $15 million and is priced at $0.040198, losing 4.19% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

2 months ago

Crypto Bear Market is So Bad That an ICO is Day Trading its Holdings

Every day, the crypto market is on the verge of entering darker territory, and as prices continue to plunge, many cryptocurrencies have become the victims of sudden sell-offs. An initial coin offering (ICO) called Substratum has even taken to day trading its present ether holdings to make up for potential losses. In a YouTube video, a figure named Justin from the Substratum network announces that the company is opening the doors to a token swap set to begin on Monday, December 17. The smart contracts for the company will begin then and batch transactions will start happening over the Ethereum network. Old Crypto Becomes New Crypto Prior to this date, executives will be moving any remaining Ethereum tokens in their crowdsale wallet over to a new wallet. If a person’s tokens are on Binance, the switch will be occurring natively through the exchange. Thus, customers will not need to worry. If a customer’s tokens are locked up in a wallet for an airdrop, they too will not need to take any steps. The move from the present wallet to the new wallet will occur on its own time. All older tokens will become frozen and unusable while the new tokens will be transferred into customers’ wallets. The company is also moving from two decimal places to 18 decimal places, which representatives claim will make transactions faster and more efficient. The smart contract has been fully audited by Quantstamp; furthermore, 120 million old tokens have been burned thus far. They will not be coming over through the transfer but will rather disappear into what Justin calls “the ether.” These tokens are set to disappear completely. The transfer will not be done within a set timeframe. The transfer is indefinite and will last until all customers’ wallets have received their new tokens. Predicting What the Future Holds Substratum now has a full-time trader on staff, who has suggested that Ethereum is going to be continually tested over the coming months. The bear market is not letting up and he has stated that Ethereum could fall to as low as $60. Executives are not necessarily looking to cash out. Instead, they will be trading only a portion of the Ethereum they possess, which they claim will give them the chance to “trade up” and potentially earn a little revenue before the crypto market falls any further. Once the market becomes bullish again, Justin claims in the video that Substratum will be in a better place and will be able to create newer (and better) products. Do you foresee the market getting even worse before it gets better? Post your comments below. Image courtesy of Shuttershock The post Crypto Bear Market is So Bad That an ICO is Day Trading its Holdings appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

2 months ago

On communications, expectations and lessons learned

A frustrated and exceptionally thorough post by a long-time community member gained a lot of traction this week. This level of analysis, the time that went into creating this post, can’t be dismissed as FUD or trolling. You have to really care about something in order to be this disappointed by it. In recognition of this community member’s long history of thoughtful participation in discussions around OMG, we’re going to respond to this post with as much honesty and self-reflection as we can. It’s a pretty huge understatement to say that we’ve learned a lot over the past year and a half, and we’re still learning. Community has been incredibly important to us from the start, but in a way we have sabotaged our own goal of creating an organic and self-sustaining community. We’ve seen this as a top-to-bottom open source effort - open source code, open source community building, open source ideation, open source content creation. We had open channels of communication which early on included openly expressing our excitement and expectations. Looking back, we didn’t do nearly enough to modulate that enthusiasm with an equal dose of restraint. We weren’t talking about challenges at the beginning because we hadn’t yet discovered what they were going to be. The dev team had the foresight to do what the comms team did not: they don’t open up the repos until the contents are reasonably well established and expectations for the future trajectory are clear. In light of a long history of code being copied and used before it’s stable, they recognized the danger - to both the project and public - of putting out incomplete information. This is something we’ve been called out on, apologized for, and done our best to correct. We can’t go back in time but we can continue to strive to improve. It’s a lesson that we’ve learned the hard way, along with the entire crypto community. As Michael J Casey wrote in this [insightful article](, we failed to recognize the source of a lot of the enthusiasm and didn’t do enough to temper it with cautions about how young this technology still is - and many people who believed in the potential of the technology were harmed along the way. Most people are still waiting for the moment when they can truly participate, whether as users or stakers or business owners looking for an alternative to rent-seeking payment systems. Too often OmiseGO has spoken for OMG when what we really intended was for this to belong to everyone, and this also set us up as the sole owners of its fate (and by extension, that of the community). We wanted to put out information and participate in discussion, but unwittingly wound up the arbiters of those discussions, the primary source of information. In almost all cases, we see challenges not as setbacks but as items on our to-do list. That’s what R&D is - figuring out what’s hard, finding solutions. The community, on the other hand, largely sees challenges as circumstances outside their control which deter progress toward goals they care deeply about. It took us too long to recognize this imbalance. Our goals haven’t changed and our own enthusiasm for the grand vision hasn’t waned; but our public communications have been reined in significantly as we’ve realized that, bluntly, most people don’t really care until we deliver. We need to take a moment to appreciate our team’s deep commitment to the technology they have been diligently working on through all of this. In the face of incredibly harsh criticism, targeted and graphic death threats, doxxing, harassment, personal attacks, bull market hype, bear market FUD, and persistent questioning of their literal existence, they have kept on. We’ve made plenty of progress on the development front. We’ve had our eWallet in production release since July, and are gearing up to release version 1.1. We are working on taking the output of the OMG Network research and design phase to production; we’ve had MVP (Minimal Viable Plasma) on internal testnet for some time and are working our way down the to-do list to release MoreVP (More Viable Plasma) on a public testnet. Something that really got lost in the noise is the fact that the delay in initial release was primarily due to the decision to discontinue work on Honte (our intermediate solution running on Tendermint) in order to focus on plasma back in April. Honte was quite far along; it would have been functional in the short term and allowing token holders to stake sooner, but not sufficiently scalable for our ultimate goals. Moving away from Honte was a major shift that affected the priorities and order of operations for everything that followed. The same goes for the decision to pursue MoreVP rather than MVP for our public testnet; this change means better functionality and security in the initial release, but also more time needed to build out those additional features. We cou

2 months ago

Bitcoin [BTC]: Tone Vays “couldn’t disagree more” with Tom Lee’s valuation

Tone Vays, former Wall Street Risk Analyst and Bitcoin enthusiast/influencer, spoke about the bear market and how Bitcoin is performing and gave his opinion on probable outcomes for Bitcoin in the near future. Vays referred to the monthly chart of Bitcoin said that this was the worst that Bitcoin has ever seen ever since the start of 2018. Furthermore, Vays said that there was a chance for the monthly RSI to reach and possibly cross the 30-line, referring to an oversold market for Bitcoin. Source: TradingView He continued: “That would mean a sub $1000 Bitcoin or a $1,000 Bitcoin for a year, like $1,200 over a year, that’s what it would take to get the RSI to be below 30” In the live stream, Vays said that he disagrees with Tom Lee’s valuation of Bitcoin which is in the range of $13,000 - $14,000. Vays said: “I just saw links to an article about Tom Lee today morning telling you that Bitcoin’s valuation is still above like $15,000. I couldn’t disagree more. I think Bitcoin’s current valuation at best $5,000 and I could be a little over-optimistic on that.” According to Tom Lee, the fair price of Bitcoin should lie between $13,800 and $14,800 and if the Bitcoin wallet users approach 7% of the total number of users of Visa, which is at a massive $4.5 billion, then the fair price of a Bitcoin would be $150,000. Fundstrat’s Tom Lee said: “Given we are so close to year-end, we are not providing any updates to near-term price objectives—read this as, we are tired of people asking us about target prices.” Apart from his fair price prediction, Lee recently slashed his year-end prediction for Bitcoin from a prior $25,000 to $15,000 because Bitcoin had fallen below the break-even point. There was a huge uproar in the community about Tom Lee’s opinion which led many prominent people to talk about it, and mostly disagree with it. Nouriel Roubini tweeted in reply to Tom Lee’s fair price for Bitcoin asking people to “keep digging deeper in that cesspool”. Kevin Marek replied to Nouriel Roubini saying: “What is your actual argument against protocols that enable value transfer online in a trust less manner? Calling things shitcoins makes you look much less like an economist and more uneducated with every post.” Another user, CryptoRev added: When will you stop regretting your decision of not investing in Bitcoin at 1 usd? You still have chance to invest in Btc else we will see your post in 2020 “Bitcoin down 35% in a week trading at 135000 Usd told these crypto traders to stay away” The post Bitcoin [BTC]: Tone Vays “couldn’t disagree more” with Tom Lee’s valuation appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 months ago

Bitcoin Social Media Celebrates Reddit Sub r/Bitcoin 1M Subscribers

The Bitcoin forum of social media platform Reddit is celebrating a milestone of its own December 2 after gaining its one-millionth subscriber. u/CryptoBull007 Clinches Coveted Title While there remains little cause for celebration among the Bitcoin community in the ongoing 2018 bear market, growth in one sector of its economy is undeniable: the r/Bitcoin subreddit. Confirming the landmark membership, moderator known as BashCo awarded a prize to the millionth person to subscribe to the subreddit. That person was the account known as u/CryptoBull007. BashCo had set up a dedicated thread in preparation for the event, with the user already appearing to have claimed the prize. “I saw it was getting close yesterday, so I decided to make a reddit profile today for when we got close,” u/CryptoBull007 had said, adding he had joined the platform after seeing an AMA session with Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson. r/Bitcoin: 600K Users In 1 Year Like many areas of Bitcoin’s user community, r/Bitcoin has had a chequered history, with even a rival subreddit r/BTC appearing later on to drive publicity for altcoin Bitcoin Cash. Infighting among certain members continues, Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver in June this year offering to donate $250,000 to charity if moderators stopped alleged censorship of certain content on r/Bitcoin. Membership has meanwhile grown conspicuously over the past twelve months. In November 2017, r/Bitcoin celebrated reaching 400,000 subscribers. As Bitcoinist reported, despite the downturn in Bitcoin price 00 this month and last, interest in the cryptocurrency has continued to expand. Price volatility traditionally sparks increased attention from lay consumers, and Google statistics confirm the trend, with terms such as ‘Bitcoin’ and ‘Is Bitcoin dead’ seeing six-month highs. So far in 2018, the Bitcoin network transacted over $2 trillion in value. Compared to last year, that figure is up by over 60 percent. What do you think about r/Bitcoin’s growth? Let us know in the comments below! Images courtesy of Shuterstock The post Bitcoin Social Media Celebrates Reddit Sub r/Bitcoin 1M Subscribers appeared first on

2 months ago

OKEx Delists 30 Altcoin Trading Pairs

OKEx, the fifth-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, has delisted 30 altcoin trading pairs. Cryptocurrency fever may have abated a bit from the massive Bitcoin bull run of late 2017, but that doesn’t mean that crypto isn’t finding ways to become a part of our daily lives. However, crypto fever led to a massive explosion in the number of coins, and there are now over 2,000 different cryptocurrencies, according to CoinMarketCap. The reality is that this means there are lots of coins that have little to no trading volume, which leads to exchanges having to prune their listings from time to time. OKEx Cutting Some Dead Weight Hong Kong-based OKEx recently announced that they were delisting 30 altcoin trading pairs from the exchange. The announcement states: “To create a robust trading environment and offer the best trading experience to our users, we will delist several TRADING PAIRS with weak liquidity and trading volume according to the OKEx Token Delisting / Hiding Guideline.” DELISTING OF TRADING PAIRS: We will delist several TRADING PAIRS with weak liquidity and trading volume according to the OKEx Token Delisting / Hiding Guideline. #OKExAnnouncement — OKEx (@OKEx) November 27, 2018 The altcoin trading pairs getting the ax are: FirstBlood (1ST) / USDT Micromoney (AMM) / USDT ATLANT (ATL) / ETH Aventus (AVT) / BTC Bread (BRD) / ETH Change (CAG) / USDT CommerceBlock (CBT) / BTC Carinet (CIT) / BTC, ETH, OKB Datum (DAT) / BTC, ETH, USDT DENT (DENT) / BTC, ETH, USDT EncrypGen (DNA) / USDT district0x (DNT) / USDT Everex (EVX) / ETH Genaro Network (GNX) / USDT Iconomi (ICN) / USDT Selfkey (KEY) / USDT LAToken (LA) / ETH Leverj (LEV) / BTC, ETH, USDT Maggie (MAG) / USDT Metal (MTL) / BTC, ETH Merculet (MVP) / BTC NAGA (NGC) / BTC OAX (OAX) / USDT Simple Token (OST) / BTC Qvolta (QVT) / USDT Raiden Network Token (RDN) / BTC Republic Protocol (REN) / ETH, USDT Request Network (REQ) / ETH OneRoot Network (RNT) / BTC Santiment Network Token (SAN) / USDT Show (SHOW) / BTC SingularDTV (SNGLS) / BTC, ETH Sportyco (SPF) / USDT SubStratum (SUB) / BTC Travel (TRA) / USDT Unikoin Gold (UKG) / ETH BLOCKv (VEE) / ETH Worldcore (WRC) / USDT In addition, the following altcoins have been fully purged from the exchange: VEE, LEV, AVT, CBT, WRC, QVT, MTL, DNA, DNT, OAX, 1ST, CAG, UKG, BRD, SAN, ICN, ATL, SUB, REQ, NGC, AMM, LA, DENT, CIT, DAT, and MAG. Lots of Activity There’s been a fair amount of activity associated with the exchange recently. Back in October, the exchange added four new stablecoin pairings for users to take advantage of. This was followed by 50 altcoin pairings being delisted. Early in November, OKEx won the Crypto Exchange of the Year award at the Malta Blockchain Awards. However, not everything was turning up roses for the exchange. The recent changes made to the terms associated with derivatives caused many traders to sustain substantial losses, leading to a massive uproar. Did you hodl any of the altcoins delisted by OKEx? Let us know in the comments below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock and Twitter/@OKEx. The post OKEx Delists 30 Altcoin Trading Pairs appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

2 months ago

Bitcoin [BTC] used for charity effort in Venezuela: 500 children benefit from open and sound money

Venezuela, a country undergoing deep-rooted problems in its monetary supply due to hyperinflation, has been pegged by many as the country where cryptocurrencies would come to prominence. The country is also suffering under economic pressure from the United States of America due to sanctions and is knee-deep in debt. The government of Venezuela recently launched a cryptocurrency known as the Petro, which is a fork of Dash [DASH]. However, this was dismissed by many as another way for the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, to make money off the population and continue to cheat them out of the value of their efforts. From this fire of adversity, various citizens of the country have begun using the permissionless, trustless and decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in order to get by. One of them seems to have taken the initiative to try and make a difference in the poverty-struck country through the use of cryptocurrency. A user known as Crypto For Venuzuela recently posted a video detailing charity efforts made in the country with the help of Bitcoin [BTC]. They purchased around $260 worth of clothing and school supplies for underprivileged children in the country and paid for it using Bitcoin sourced from a round of charity from Reddit. This effort reached 500 children, with volunteers handing out the gifts dressed as Santa Claus. A couple weeks ago I shared a video where bought a ton school supplies and clothing to be donated to kids! Today was that day! We delivered all the school supplies and Clothing to the kids Thanks for all your help! $BTC all of it was done thanks to you guys and Bitcoin! — Crypto For Venezuela! (@CryptoForVzla) December 1, 2018 The supplies were bought at Traki, a department store in Venezuela that accepts cryptocurrencies. Other activities conducted by the individual also include creating an Ethereum [ETH] faucet for use by the public in Venezuela and rebuilding a school farm using donations in ETH. The user also accepts donations in Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC], XRP and Tron [TRX]. This shows that the world is yet to adopt this revolutionary technology, which can be used for outreach in remote areas or as an economic tool in underprivileged economies. User meadowpoe on Reddit said: “This is a really nice and selfless gesture, but what is not good whatsoever is going to the bcash subreddit later on and bash bitcoin about tx fees and surrender to all the stupid comments those subnormals made in your videos there... All comments you got in your video when you posted in that stupid sub was a comparison about btc bcash. They dont even give a f about what u r doing. Edit:/ and no, getting donations in bcash wont make your life any easier.” The post Bitcoin [BTC] used for charity effort in Venezuela: 500 children benefit from open and sound money appeared first on AMBCrypto.

2 months ago

Satoshi Nakamoto comes alive with first post in 4 years - big news coming?

Satoshi Nakamoto lives! After four years of inactivity the account at P2P Foundation of the person or persons who invented bitcoin has posted and it has got the crypto community buzzing with excitement. If the account is genuinely controlled by Satoshi Nakamoto then what should we make of his solitary post and the befriending of a Brazilian of Japanese descent, Wagner Tamanaha? Crypto sleuths who have followed the twists and turns of the modern-day folklore that surrounds the true identity of Nakamoto, have gone into overdrive. What is the meaning of the post of the word “nour” on 29 November? Who is Tamanaha and why was he friended? Newsweek didn’t do much to enhance its journalistic reputation when it claimed to have found Nakamoto back in 2014 after tracking down someone with a similar name living in California. Suffice to say they were barking up the wrong tree. The story was referred to by Satoshi at the time and was the last post to P2P Foundation before the latest activity began. But is it really Satoshi? But before everyone gets too excited at the prospect of the big reveal, many have questioned the significance of the new activity, suspecting that the account is no longer under Nakamoto’s control. The email used by Satoshi Nakamoto to sign up to P2P Foundation - -was apparently “hacked” or at any rate the ownership of the gmx domain was allowed to lapse. It may well have passed to an entity known to Nakamoto. According to the Urban Dictionary nour is defined as: The most loving, affectionate and caring person you’ll ever meet. Extremely smart, funny and sensitive. A bit lost, still figuring out what she wants in life and how to reach it. Stubborn and not willing to take other peoples advice. when she smiles she makes you forget all the problems you have, her hug will give you an assurance that you have never felt and will never do. ... which seems to mean lots of different things, so that’s not a very convincing interpretation of the usage. Another theory is that it is a transliteration of the Arabic word into Latin alphabet “nour”, in which case its meaning is “light”. That got some people thinking it was a reference to the Lightning Network side-chain technology currently being used to scale transactions on the bitcoin network. Not wanting to miss out, several hours after the “nour” post, Craig Wright, a leading light behind Bitcoin SV and who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, tweeted. نور العالم في التجارة — Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) November 30, 2018 نور العالم في التجارة means “The light of the world in trade”, according to Google Translates. Now if he had tweeted that before and not after the post at P2P Foundation, then it might have had more import, but instead it just seems to be Wright trolling the trolls he attracts under his particular bridge. He also tweeted in Chinese, presumably to cover all the bases: 光线追逐黑暗. In English that means “Light chasing darkness”. None of that adds any light to the matter at hand, so to speak. Besides, Wright was busy at the CoinGeek conference launching his on-chain scaling plans for Bitcoin SV, although that does not preclude him indulging in a bit of mischief making. Other stabs at what it all means include a reference to Litecoin, which could certainly do with some help at the moment. Single version of the truth Chances are that the single version of the truth resides with Wagner Tamanaha. His social media profiles have been trawled through for clues. On 29 November 2016 he wrote on his blogspot: The first time I heard about blockchain and Bitcoin, I understood almost nothing, it was 2011 and it was just nerds, but I downloaded software and thought I was already mining, participating in a decentralized processing chain worldwide and helping the movement in SETI @ home style (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, late 90’s internet fever). I did this and forgot. He also references Dan Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution, considered the sector’s seminal work. Tamanaha’s P2P Foundation profile does not mention any coding skills, although he is active on Steemit. His “about me” states: I’m a brazilian with japanese ancestry, working with advertising in social media and a blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiast. I’m also a member of Faircoop São Paulo local node, author of a personal blog and Blockchain Cat comics on Steemit and recently added in Satoshi Nakamoto’s friends list here. He lists his social assets as follows: Website: Facebook: Other: Other: For now then we probably need to wait for another post from “Satoshi” and perhaps further communication from Tamanaha. Before the “nour” post the first thing the woke Satoshi account did was to make friends with Tamanaha. Tamanaha tweeted on the 30 November, in Portugese, “It looks like Satoshi has reappeare

3 months ago

The Daily: Kucoin Enables Credit Card Payments, Coinbase Pro Adds Zcash

Digital asset exchange Kucoin has partnered with an Israeli startup to introduce credit card payments for cryptocurrency purchases and we’ve covered it in The Daily. Also, Coinbase has added privacy coin zcash to its professional trading platform, while Okex has delisted dozens of trading pairs with low liquidity. And in Ghana, over 100,000 investors have lost millions of dollars in a coin scam. Also read: Coinbase Launches OTC Desk, Huobi Opens Derivatives Market Kucoin Introduces Credit Card Payments Kucoin has teamed up with Simplex to allow its users to buy cryptocurrencies with credit and debit cards. The Singapore-based exchange’s new service is now available in over 100 countries. Its customers can use U.S. dollars and euros to purchase bitcoin core (BTC), ether (ETH) and litecoin (LTC). Simplex is a provider of payment processing solutions headquartered in Israel. The fintech startup operates globally and has subsidiaries in the U.S., U.K. and Lithuania. Merchants using its services receive their payments from Simplex, even in the case of fraudulent chargebacks. The company already cooperates with some of the leading platforms in the crypto space, including Shapeshift and Changelly. Kucoin recently raised a total of $20 million in a series A funding round. The exchange, which started trading digital assets in September of last year, now has more than 5 million registered users in over 100 different jurisdictions. Coinbase Pro Adds Privacy Coin Zcash Leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has listed privacy-centric digital coin zcash (ZEC) on its professional digital asset trading platform, Coinbase Pro. According to an official announcement, Coinbase Pro started accepting ZEC deposits on Thursday, Nov. 29. “We will accept deposits for at least 12 hours prior to enabling trading,” the company explained in a blog post, which also detailed: “Once sufficient liquidity is established, trading on the ZEC/USDC order book will start.” The San Francisco-based exchange also revealed that initially ZEC trading will be available for residents of the Unites States, excluding New York, and Coinbase Pro users in the U.K., EU member states, Canada, Singapore and Australia. Support for other jurisdictions may be provided in the future, Coinbase noted. The company will also consider adding ZEC to its consumer platform and mobile apps if there are no technical issues with trading on Coinbase Pro. Following the announcement, the price of zcash jumped by about 15 percent. At the time of writing, the coin was trading at around $88. Okex Delists Trading Pairs With Low Liquidity Okex, currently the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume, announced that it’s delisting 38 trading pairs and tokens with weak liquidity and low trading volume. The decision pertains to firstblood, district0x, iconomi, santiment network and singulardtv, among other coins. The full list is available on the platform’s website. The trading pairs will be delisted on Nov. 30. Okex advises users to cancel their orders with the affected coins or the exchange will cancel them automatically and credit the assets to the trading accounts. Okex customers holding a number of tokens — VEE, LEV, AVT, CBT, WRC, QVT, MTL, DNA, DNT, OAX, 1ST, CAG, UKG, BRD, SAN, ICN, ATL, SUB, REQ, NGC, AMM, LA, DENT, CIT, DAT and MAG — have been asked to withdraw them to other cryptocurrency platforms before Dec. 14. Investors in Ghana Lose $27M in Coin Scam More than 110,000 Ghanaians have been reportedly defrauded in a scheme involving cryptocurrency investments. According to local media, Kwaku Kumi and David Opatey — executives of an entity called Global Coin Community Help (GCCH) — have been arrested and interrogated by the country’s Economic and Organized Crime Office. Both have been released on bail, however. The swindled investors lost an estimated 135 million Ghanaian cedi, or roughly $27 million, the Ghanaian news outlet Daily Graphic reported. According to investigators, GCCH accepted deposits without a license from the Bank of Ghana. The company promised to pay customers a monthly interest rate of 27 percent for a period of one year. Unable to pay the high interest rate, the fraudsters later offered to compensate the investors with digital coins traded on an exchange called Mintcrtx. When their deposits were converted, the tokens were valued at 20 Ghanaian cedi per coin, but their price has since dropped to only 2 cedi. Police found that the trading platform is owned and operated by GCCH. What are your thoughts on today’s news tidbits? Tell us in the comments section. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Make sure you do not miss any important Bitcoin-related news! Follow our news feed any which way you prefer; via Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, RSS or email (scroll down to the bottom of this page to subscribe). We’ve got daily, weekly and quarterly summaries in newsletter form. Bitcoin never sleeps. Neither do we. The post The Daily: Kuc

3 months ago

OKEx Delists Another 49 Trading Pairs, Withdrawal of 26 Affected Tokens To Close by December 14th

Earlier today, the popular cryptocurrency exchange of OKEx announced that it was delisting another batch of trading pairs. This is after it just delisted over 50 trading pairs this past October. The delisting is to create a robust trading environment and offer the best trading experience for users. The affected trading pairs have been found by the exchange as having weak liquidity and low trad volume. The list of affected pairs can be found below. Ticker Name of project Affected trading pair(s) 1ST FirstBlood USDT AMM Micromoney USDT ATL ATLANT ETH AVT Aventus BTC BRD Bread ETH CAG Change USDT CBT CommerceBlock BTC CIT Carinet BTC, ETH, OKB DAT Datum BTC, ETH, USDT DENT DENT BTC, ETH, USDT DNA EncrypGen USDT DNT district0x USDT EVX Everex ETH GNX Genaro Network USDT ICN Iconomi USDT KEY Selfkey USDT LA LAToken ETH LEV Leverj BTC, ETH, USDT MAG Maggie USDT MTL Metal BTC, ETH MVP Merculet BTC NGC NAGA BTC OAX OAX USDT OST Simple Token BTC QVT Qvolta USDT RDN Raiden Network Token BTC REN Republic Protocol ETH, USDT REQ Request Network ETH RNT OneRoot Network BTC SAN Santiment Network Token USDT SHOW Show BTC SNGLS SingularDTV BTC, ETH SPF Sportyco USDT SUB SubStratum BTC TRA Travel USDT UKG Unikoin Gold ETH VEE BLOCKv ETH WRC Worldcore USDT Delisting to Be On November 31st, 2018 OKEx stated that the above pairs will be delisted at 5:00am (UTC + 1) on the 31st of November this year. Users are advised to cancel their orders before the set time. All orders that will be active and related to the affected pairs at the time of the delisting, will be automatically canceled and the system will credit them to the trading accounts of the users. Withdrawals of 26 Affected Tokens Supported Till December 14th, 2018 OKEx goes on to state that withdrawals of 26 of the affected tokens will only be supported till 5am (UTC + 1) on the 14th of December, 2018. The exact statement listing the affected tokens is as follows: For users who are holding VEE, LEV, AVT, CBT, WRC, QVT, MTL, DNA, DNT, OAX, 1ST, CAG, UKG, BRD, SAN, ICN, ATL, SUB, REQ, NGC, AMM, LA, DENT, CIT, DAT, or MAG, please withdraw your tokens immediately to other platforms or to your wallet. The withdrawals of the above token will be closed from 05:00 Dec 14, 2018 (CET). The delisting of the trading pairs is in line with the exchange’s guidelines. What are your thoughts on OKEx delisting the trading pairs and the subsequent announcement of only supporting withdrawal of 26 tokens affected tokens till mid December? Please let us know in the comment section below. The post OKEx Delists Another 49 Trading Pairs, Withdrawal of 26 Affected Tokens To Close by December 14th appeared first on Ethereum World News.

3 months ago

Binance Adds Paxos Standard (PAX) To its New Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ)

The team at Binance has just announced that they will be adding the Paxos Standard Token (PAX) as a base currency in the platform’s new Combined Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ). The team went on to announce that the following trading pairs will now be active in the new market effective November 29th at 1pm UTC. BNB/PAX BTC/PAX ETH/PAX XRP/PAX EOS/PAX XLM/PAX Delisting of PAX Pairs with the Base Currencies of BTC, ETH and BNB The exchange went on to add that they would be delisting other trading pairs of PAX with different base currencies. The announcement went on to state the following: Please note: The existing PAX/BNB, PAX/BTC, PAX/ETH trading pairs will be removed and delisted at 2018/11/30 1:00 PM (UTC). All existing orders in each order book will also be canceled at this time. About Paxos and Its Future at Binance The firm behind the stablecoin is also known as Paxos and plans to modernize finance by digitizing assets to solve existing settlement risks associated with traditional methods. Paxos is the first regulated Trust Company with blockchain expertise. The PAX stablecoin is backed 1:1 by US dollars held in FDIC-insured US banks. Constant auditing assures that the bank balances match the supply in the crypto markets. Charles Cascarilla, Paxos co-founder and CEO, had this to say about the new development at Binance: Demand for PAX has grown very quickly since we launched just over two months ago, making it clear that traders want a stable, regulated and transparent stablecoin. Binance is responding to this demand by giving traders the ease of PAX-denominated trading. We believe this will help bring greater confidence and stability to crypto markets at large. Binance Eyes Institutional Investors The move by the exchange to change the Tether (USDT) market to a Combained Stable Coin Market (USDⓈ), might be a few of many to attract institutional investors to trade on the platform. Earlier this month, the exchange a bunch of new features aimed at catering for the needs of institutional investors. Binance went on to state that it was preparing beforehand for the potential demand in the future through the following actions. Continuing to build the technology required to provide the highest level of security, reliability and liquidity on its platform Quality selection of tradable tokens and coins Services catered specifically for high volume traders such as its tiered trading fee discount program Increased support for corporate accounts including customization of API and withdrawal limits Creating a new division known as Binance Research Plans to create Sub-Accounts for Institutional investors. Each client could have the possibility of 200 such sub accounts under one account What are your thoughts on Binance adding PAX to the newly created stablecoin market? 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 Binance Adds Paxos Standard (PAX) To its New Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ) appeared first on Ethereum World News.

3 months ago

Dexon Code Review: dApp Blockchain Platform

Dexon Code Review - sounds like an oil company, but no! Surprise, it’s the ‘premier blockchain platform for developing dApps’. Might be news to a few other platforms, but sure, let’s go with that. By the way, Dapps? dApps? DApps? D’apps? (I made the last one up, but again, why not?) I think we should all just agree to call them supercallifragilisticdistributedapplications and be done with it. So what’s the pitch: “DApps mass adoption is made possible with DEXON’s infinitely scalable, low-latency, and energy-efficient blocklattice technology.” Infinitely scalable. Why are people still using this term? There is no such thing. We don’t even know if the universe is infinite, or inflationary. Overly simplified, Dexon is a transaction DAG with broadcast BFT. This works when you have a small set of BFT nodes, and all are known. Dexon provided us with their simulation code, let’s have a look. We start with simulation and simulation config. Total order voted on, (I’m assuming voted, I haven’t seen the code yet). Validator, not yet sure how elected or setup. Consensus needs awareness of the governance, db, and network overlay. This is our entry point. We setup a validator list and a network model. Each node is a validator? Servers that maintain a peer list. For now, let’s look at localTCP simulation. Create a list of NewTCPNetwork (with a specified PeerServer), true, PeerServer, networkModel, start the network, and add a new validator. All participants in this simulation is a validator. NewTCPNetwork, local = true, peerServer = cfg, model = NormalNetwork? http communication, Broadcast out a block to all known validators Broadcast vote to all known validators. This is done synchronously, could gain some speed by going async. Using protobuff for blocks. ETH crypto libraries. Leveldb. Prepare / ACK / Commit, standard BFT? Yeah, standard BFT. Chain compacting built in, using same broadcast BFT to choose, it’s cool. Leader selection built in. Reliable broadcast, using same lattice structure for block ACK’s. Dexon Code Review Conclusion: So, it’s good code (even if it is a simulation), well developed, neatly written, great documentation. Easy to follow. But, it’s just another DAG with validator BFT. All validators have to be known. Some cool things in here, I like reliable broadcast, I like total ordering, I like the way they pushed BFT into the agreement state. It’s cool. But, it’s just another BlockDAG BFT. Validators can vote semi independently and send their ack’s into their lattice and then share this lattice continuously. How are they getting infinite scalability or even sub second finality, I don’t know, as this network grows that will change, or the validators must remain constant. You can’t have both. You can scale with node participation, but then propagation takes longer (even with BFT), or you can keep a low validator subset and low finality, but then you can’t scale “infinitely”. The network size vs throughput argument remains. Do you send out 100 small blocks and have 100 nodes need to confirm them? Or do you send out 1 big block and have 100 nodes confirm it? The one has a lot higher network overhead with messages being transmitted between nodes. And thus far we have no comparative tests to even see the throughput and finality difference. You can chat about Dexon in our Telegram group. Disclaimer: Crypto Briefing code reviews are performed by auditing what is on display in the master branch of the repo’s made available. This was performed as an educational review and any comments in the article are the opinion of the writer. It is normal for code to change rapidly, hence we timestamp our code reviews so that they present a snapshot at a moment in time. Information contained herein should not be used as any comment or advice on the project as a whole. Dexon Code Review Timestamp: November 18th 2018 The post Dexon Code Review: dApp Blockchain Platform appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

3 months ago

Why Crypto Traders Might Need to Embrace Shorting Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Cryptocurrencies

Sunday the 25th of November will go down in history as the date Bitcoin (BTC) fell to $3,500 and Ethereum (ETH) went sub $100 when it was valued at $98 only hours ago. These major coins are now valued at $3,866 and $111 as we look forward to the final week of November. In the case of XRP, the digital asset has held its own at the number 2 spot after edging out Ethereum a few days back. XRP is currently valued at $0.35 and could be one of the biggest bargains of the recent crypto market crash if this turns out to be the end of the bear market. The Fall of Both BTC and ETH Cannot Be Ignored Going back in time to the first days of September 2018, Bitcoin (BTC) was comfortable at levels above $7,200. The King of Crypto has fallen by around 50% when we compare with today’s lows of around $3,500. In the same time period, Ethereum (ETH) fell from $300 levels to the recent low of $98. This is a drop of 67% in less than 3 months. Shorting on Bitmex, Bitfinex and Deribit Might Just Have to Be Learnt Many crypto traders choose to either buy/hold or trade with the hopes that the market value of their favorite digital assets will go up. However, this year - since February - has proven that there has never been a better time than now to learn how to trade against the market (shorting) on the platforms of Bitmex, Deribit and Bitfinex. But What is Shorting Short selling is defined as the sale of a digital asset that the seller has borrowed. In simple terms, the trader borrows a certain amount and sells to open the position expecting to buy back later at a lower price. If the trade is successful, he or she pays back the borrowed funds and keeps the difference. Use of Leverage on Bitmex, Bitfinex and Deribit The aforementioned platforms also offer what is known as leverage trading where the trader borrows several times the value of the trade. Bitmex offers 100x leverage; Bitfinex offers 3.3x leverage; and Derbit also offers 100 times leverage. This means that on a $10 trade, you can borrow up to $1,000. Your account must however hold a percentage of this amount in its balance that is used as collateral should the trade go south. What About the Risks of Being Liquidated? As Darwin once postulated, survival of the fittest might not be a theory relevant to only the jungles and wildlife. Survival of the fittest is also relevant in the crypto markets. Traders who have the confidence and skills to trade using such options offered on Bitmex, Deribit and Bitfinex, are best suited to take the risks of trading on the platforms. Luckily, there is also the option of learning how to short by using the Testnet version of Bitmex. Conclusion With Bitcoin losing half its value since September and Ethereum losing 67% of its value in the same time period, traders might need to rethink their usual trading strategies that are hinged on the market continually moving up. The bear market has taught us that there are other options of making profitable trades as the market goes down. However, such trading has its risks of liquidation and only those who are confident should attempt trading on these platforms. What are your thoughts on traders learning to embrace platforms such as Bitmex, Bitfinex and Deribit to short Bitcoin and other prominent cryptocurrencies? Please let us know in the comment section below. [Image courtesy of] Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post Why Crypto Traders Might Need to Embrace Shorting Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Ethereum World News.

3 months ago

Lisk On Sale!

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

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Bearish Drop, Sub $6k Levels in Store?

Bitcoin has had a bearish start to the week recording three consecutive losing days. Today it is recording the most bearish movements of the week with Bitcoin losing about 2% over the past 24 hours. Altcoins have had a mixed performance so far this week but today’s losses are also bearish for the altcoin market with many recording double-digit losses over the past 24 hours. This latest drop has brought the total cryptocurrency market cap to $203 Billion with Bitcoin representing over 53% of this. The most bullish scenario for Bitcoin has been the higher lows which have been forming since June. Today’s drop brings price action far below the last higher low and leads to a far more bearish market structure. Price is trading around $6130 at the time of writing, but with strong seller momentum, it may drop further. Bitcoin Daily Chart - Source: This drop brings Bitcoin close to the important $6000 mark. There has been significant support around this point a number of times this year, but after multiple tests, the next movement below $6000 may result in a sharp downward movement below. Bitcoin has already dropped below $6000 twice this year and priced in a low around $5750. Both times, the price quickly retraced back above $6000. This time, buyers may not be as quick to rush in and bring the price back above $6000. The hourly chart shows support coming in to play around the trend line connecting the higher lows forming since June. The eventual break below this point resulted in a sharp decline. Momentum is currently strong on the side of sellers with both the MACD and RSI decreasing. The outlook is bearish for the market leader. Bitcoin Hourly Chart - Source: Key Takeaways: Bitcoin breaks higher low trend line which has been forming since June. The outlook for the market leader is bearish with strong seller momentum. A return to the important $6000 point may result in a sharp decline below. 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. Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Bearish Drop, Sub $6k Levels in Store? was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

3 months ago

Bitcoin Unspent Transaction Output Accumulation Could Signal Crypto’s Next Bull Run

Since crypto’s recent lull, optimistic industry insiders have claimed that cryptocurrency investors, whether from retail or institutional backgrounds, have continued to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) en-masse and on the cheap. Although this sentiment has been nothing more than unconfirmed hearsay, research recently completed by Twitter user ‘FlibFlib’ could indicate that that the aforementioned claims have credence. More specifically, the UTXO set size has seen a slow, but steady rise, even though BTC volatility is nothing more than a distant memory. You might be thinking: this is all well and good, but what are UTXOs? What Are UTXOs? Well, for the uninitiated crypto enthusiasts, Bitcoin uses a system based on inputs and outputs to accurately manage transactions and wallet data. While inputs are self-explanatory, outputs, or unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs) to be more specific, can get a bit complicated for crypto fresh meat, so to speak. Simply put, it is impossible for the Bitcoin Network to split up outputs into fractions. So, to fix this issue, Satoshi coded in UTXOs, which split up outputs into “spent” and “unspent” values to create a change system, which makes the accounting process easier. But what does this look like in a real-world scenario? Let’s say Alice receives five BTC in a single transaction, making up all the coins in her wallet. While she may need to only send one BTC to Bob, her wallet will automatically send her full balance, sending one BTC to Bob in a “spent” output, and four back to herself in a newly-created change address — the “unspent” output. It is important to note that UTXOs aren’t present on all blockchain networks, with Ethereum using the simpler accounting mechanism to calculate a wallet’s balance or transaction amount. Regardless of your preference of the two systems, UTXOs play a key role in the analysis done by FlibFlib, which surprisingly paints a bullish picture for the cryptocurrency market as a whole. “Bitcoin Accumulation [Could Be] Well Underway” As alluded to earlier, FlibFlib, an insightful crypto trader and analyst, recently took to Twitter to express his opinions that the growing number of unspent outputs could indicate that Bitcoin is undergoing an accumulation phase. In an accompanying image, UTXO and the value of BTC were put beside each other, drawing connections and trying to discern how the two charts relate. Ive Analyzed Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) along side $BTC price It rationalizes whats occurring in the market on the assumption that an increase in UTXO means Accumulation and a decrease means Distribution It appears to support the idea that accumulation is well underway — fil₿fil₿ (@filbfilb) November 13, 2018 The analyst first explained that a rise in UTXO count indicates that accumulation is occurring, subsequently drawing attention to the “smart money” traders that bought and held BTC en-masse prior to 2017’s bull run. UTXOs continued to rise drastically until a few weeks after Bitcoin’s $20,000 peak, when the indicator saw a sharp decline in correlation with BTC’s strong move under $10,000, signaling that a substantial number of traders and investors had sold their holdings in a state of panic. In fact, by July, UTXOs had seen a 20% haircut from its all-time high, returning to levels seen before Bitcoin first surpassed $10,000 in November 2017. However, since July’s year-to-date low, the lesser-known indicator has been on a tear, outperforming BTC by a handful of percentage points. Flib explained: “[The chart] appears to support the idea that accumulation is well underway... More people are accumulating a hold position. We could go sub 6k but anything less than 5.5 seems unlikely at this stage.” The analyst then explained the theory that the most recent 20% drop in UTXOs can be chalked up to the Mt.Gox creditor’s unloading of coins and the end of 2017’s cycle. Touching on what could send BTC higher, they claimed that the unspent output indicator will need to see a “significant uptick,” coupled with a slight increase in bitcoin’s value, to indicate that the bear market has finally run its course. Featured Image from Shutterstock The post Bitcoin Unspent Transaction Output Accumulation Could Signal Crypto’s Next Bull Run appeared first on NewsBTC.

3 months ago

Substratum Has Successfully Bypassed China's Great Firewall

Substratum’s (SUB) new SubstratumNode system recently proved it’s capable of bypassing China’s great firewall, the mechanism in China that prevents citizens from accessing certain unapproved websites like YouTube and Google. A Chinese citizen and beta tester demonstrated that while using a SubstratumNode, they were able to access numerous websites that are otherwise blocked by the Chinese government. The SubstratumNode is part one of a three-part ecosystem designed by Substratum that also includes the crypto payment gateway ‘CryptoPay’ and a fiat to altcoin exchange named “Amplify Exchange.’ (JF)

3 months ago

Binance Opens its Doors to Institutional Investors

With the launch of Bakkt only a few weeks away and on the 12th of December, the popular cryptocurrency exchange of Binance has announced a list of products and services geared towards attracting institutional investors. The exchange is laying the groundwork for the highly anticipated capital that will arrive from institutional investors as well as high net individuals. Binance wants to prepare beforehand for the potential demand by taking the following actions: To continue building the technology required to provide the highest level of security, reliability and liquidity on its platform Quality selection of tradable tokens and coins Services catered specifically for high volume traders such as its tiered trading fee discount program Increased support for corporate accounts including customization of API and withdrawal limits Creating a new division known as Binance Research Sub - Accounts for Institutional Investors With regards to future plans, the exchange has highlighted the following possibilities for sub-accounts geared toward the needs of Institutional Investors: Support for up to 200 sub-accounts per client Account and trading activity overview for sub accounts. This includes login history, open orders, order history, etc Zero fees for the transfer of funds between sub-accounts Full control of sub-accounts eg resetting 2FA, removing APIs, freezing sub-accounts, just to name a few More on the New Research Division At Binance The exchange recently launched Binance Research that is focused on the creation of institutional-grade research reports. These reports will increase transparency as well as improve the quality of information available within the crypto space. The team at the research division has already analyzed two projects: Loom Network (LOOM) and GoChain (GO). Next on the list is Pundi X (NPXS). Regular updates of the research activities can be found on twitter via @BinanceResearch. What are your thoughts on Binance’s new focus on institutional investors? Is this an indicator of good things to come in the 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 Binance Opens its Doors to Institutional Investors appeared first on Ethereum World News.

3 months ago

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