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Over $28 Billion Dumped in Crypto Market’s Largest Crash of The Year

FOMO Moments Crypto markets have been smashed; all currencies are in a world of pain. A massive dump has shaved almost $25 billion dollars, or over 11%, off cryptocurrency markets in one day alone. This represents one of the largest crashes of the year and maintains the notion that Bitcoin and its brethren will fall time and time again before things ever pick up. Bitcoin has fallen to its lowest level this year as over $700 was dumped in one big swoop around 12 hours ago. Smashing through $6,000 it fell to a yearly low of $5,545 before recovering to $5,650 dispelling all predictions that $6k was the bottom. Ethereum has also been smashed, dropping 13% to $178 and losing second place to XRP. The top ten is in a world of pain with almost every altcoin losing double figures compared to yesterday. Bitcoin Cash has been the biggest loser with a dump of over 18% taking it to $427. All of the rest are down between 11 and 13 percent, with the exception of XRP which has “only” lost 9.5% to $0.46, gifting it Ethereum’s second place by market cap. Equally massive losses have rocked the top twenty with Iota, Ethereum Classic and Zcash taking the biggest hits with over 15% dives. There have been no survivors and all cryptocurrencies in this group have lost double digits on the day. There is only one obscure altcoin pumping on fomo right now and that is Nasdacoin which has surged 300% in the past 24 hours. There is nothing on its website to set NSD apart from any other altcoin but according to Coinmarketcap it has gone to the moon today. Only the stablecoins are in the green at the moment, some even making it over their dollar pegs. Smaller cap altcoins such as IOST, Stratis, HyperCash and Ravencoin have suffered the biggest losses, which is over 20%. Total market capitalization has been smashed, dropping 11.5% in a single day down to a new yearly low of $181 billion and a record $28 billion loss. Markets have since pulled back to $185 billion which matches the last 2018 dip on September 12. As it stands cryptocurrency markets have lost 78% since January. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Over $28 Billion Dumped in Crypto Market’s Largest Crash of The Year appeared first on NewsBTC.

2 hours ago

New Russian Cryptojacking Malware Adapts to Users' Machines: Report

Researchers at cybersecurity research lab McAfee Labs have recently revealed a new type of cryptojacking malware dubbed “WebCobra” has been infecting users’ machines to mine Monero (XMR) or Zcash (ZEC) in secret.

8 hours ago

McAfee Labs Discover Russian Crypto Mining Malware, Correlation with Monero Price

McAfee Labs has announced the discovery of WebCobra, a Russian coin mining malware which explores victim’s computing power. Security researcher Kapil Khade also found that a correlation between the prevalence of miner malware and changes in the price of Monero (XMR). McAfee Labs Says Crypto Miner Malware Follows Price of Monero The threat research division of McAfee, a leading computer security software company owned by Bitcoin enthusiast John McAfee, found what it considers to be an uncommon and hard to detect cryptocurrency mining malware. Uncommon in that it drops a different miner depending on the configuration of the machine it infects. Khade, with the collaboration from colleagues Oliver Devane and Deepak Setty, analyzed the Russian-born threat, dubbed WebCobra. The malware steals victims’ machine resources as it increases power consumption while it runs silently in the background and mines cryptocurrency. Once infected, the computer warns the user of “performance degradation,” but is unable to detect the presence of the threat without up-to-date anti-malware software. Khade argued in his post that the increase in the value of digital currencies has led to a significant increase in the use of malware for the purpose of cryptocurrency mining. The Russian crypto jacking malware seems to have a special appetite for Monero (XMR). The digital asset known for its privacy features is priced above $100 after having peaked at nearly $500 in early January 2018. “The increase in the value of cryptocurrencies has inspired cybercriminals to employ malware that steals machine resources to mine crypto coins without the victims’ consent,” Khade notes. The researcher shared a chart comparing the price of Monero from January 2016 to July 2018 against “coin miner malware samples.” The graphic indicates a clear correlation between the two, with unique mining malware reaching its all-time high one month after the burst of the cryptocurrency bubble earlier this year. The use of coin mining malware seems to have picked up most recently despite a continued drop in the price of Monero and cryptocurrencies in general. The uncommon cryptocurrency mining malware is most prevalent in the United States, Brazil, and South Africa, according to the McAfee Labs heat map of WebCobra infections from September 9-13. The software security company recently examined WebCobra. The file infector silently drops and installs the Cryptonight miner or Claymore’s Zcash miner, Khade explained. “The main dropper is a Microsoft installer that checks the running environment. On x86 systems, it injects Cryptonight miner code into a running process and launches a process monitor. On x64 systems, it checks the GPU configuration and downloads and executes Claymore’s Zcash miner from a remote server.” Related Reading: Checking Crypto Prices on Your Mac? Watch Out for Malware Featured image from Shutterstock. The post McAfee Labs Discover Russian Crypto Mining Malware, Correlation with Monero Price appeared first on NewsBTC.

10 hours ago

Price Analysis: Privacy Coins Monero [XMR] & Zcash [ZEC] Underperforming in Today’s Drop

market cap, has depreciated around 17%. The market leader Bitcoin has lost 7% of its value so far today.market cap, has depreciated around 17%. The market leader Bitcoin has lost 7% of its value so far today.Analysts have been speculating that privacy coins such as Monero and Zcash were setting up to outperform as 2018 approaches its end. Today has resulted in extremely bearish movements across the market with Bitcoin recording its 2018 lows. Privacy coins Monero and Zcash have underperformed on today’s drop. Monero that ranks 10th in terms of market cap has depreciated around 15% today. Zcash ranked, 19th in terms of market cap, has depreciated around 17%. The market leader Bitcoin has lost 7% of its value so far today. Monero had been stabilizing despite a bearish start to the week for many coins. However, today’s drop has resulted in the coin sharply declining on large volume. Momentum is currently strongly with the sellers with both the RSI and MACD decreasing. XMR Daily Chart - Source: TradingView.com Zcash is seeing a similar decline. It had been depreciating yesterday but only slightly. Today’s follow up has been of significant volume showing real strength behind the move. Similar to Monero, momentum is strongly with the sellers as both the MACD and RSI are decreasing. the MACD has crossed its signal line to the downside, a bearish signal. Zcash Daily Chart - Source: TradingView.com Both coins are following the bearish movements lead by the market leader Bitcoin. Over the past hour, Bitcoin has recorded a new 2018 low around $5570. This is extremely bearish for the overall cryptocurrency market with $6000 being a key support point for the overall market. The next few days developments will show whether buyers can bring the price back above $6000 again or whether both Bitcoin and altcoins are in for further downward movements. Bitcoin Daily Chart - Source: TradingView.com Key Takeaways: Analysts were recently anticipating privacy coins such as Monero and Zcash to outperform on the next market rises but the bearish movements seen today have resulted in sharp declines in both. Momentum is strong with the sellers in both Zcash and Monero. The RSI and MACD are decreasing in both. Market leader Bitcoin has recorded a new 2018 low over the past hour which is an extremely bearish scenario for the cryptocurrency market. Price Analysis: Privacy Coins Monero [XMR] & Zcash [ZEC] Underperforming in Today’s Drop was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

11 hours ago

Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Midweek Lethargy Drops Markets Lower

FOMO Moments Crypto markets still in slow slide; Bitcoin Cash rebounding a little, Stellar, Nem, Zcash falling harder. The slow decline in crypto markets has continued as the week draws on. Falling back below $210 billion total capitalization, cryptocurrency prices keep dropping albeit at a very languid pace. Bitcoin is losing steam and has not been able get back above $6,400 since a little spurt on Monday. BTC is currently trading down again today, though losses are minimal and it is priced at $6,350 right now. The daddy of crypto is still ranging though volume has increased over the past couple of days, a drop below $6,300 could lead to heavier losses. Ethereum is following suit with another 1.5% decline on the day taking it to $206. Red is the dominant colour on the altcoin charts, and it has been since the weekend. In the top ten only one coin is making a gain at the moment and that is Bitcoin Cash which has risen to 2% to $519. The rest are extending losses with Stellar leading the pack dropping 4.5%. EOS and Cardano have both lost 2 - 3 percent on the day. Top twenty losses are even bigger with Nem dumping almost 10% from its big surge yesterday. XEM couldn’t hold on to that billion dollar market cap and has slid back again. Zcash and VeChain are both dropping 4 - 5 percent on the day and Tron losing over 2%. Only Ethereum Classic is in the green in the top twenty with a 1% push to $9.21. A new entry to the top one hundred is making the fomo pump today and that is Etheera. Climbing 11% this Swiss based real estate token has made it to 79th spot. Up even more Sirin Labs Token jumping 18% but these are likely to dump as quick as they have pumped in the next few days. A prime example is yesterday’s pump, Eternal Token, which is now dumping 30% today and dropping out of the top one hundred. Another previous pumper, WAX, is also falling fast with a 15% slide on the day. Total crypto market capitalization has slid back, dropping one percent on the day to just below $210 billion. Nearly $10 billion has been lost since last Wednesday which equates to a 4% market fall. On the three month chart however markets are still consolidating in a channel between $200 and $220 billion. Bitcoin dominance is slowly creeping back up and is currently 52.6% as its losses are not as severe as its brethren’s. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Midweek Lethargy Drops Markets Lower appeared first on NewsBTC.

11 hours ago

Crypto Arbitrage Today: XRP, XLM, ETC, EOS, ZEC, XMR

As another day dawns upon the altcoin markets, new arbitrage opportunities become apparent. There are many different ways of trading altcoins for profit even if their individual prices may not necessarily look all that appealing. The following six coins offer some easy profits, although it mainly depends on liquidity associated with the exchanges involved. EOS (KuCoin / Bitfinex / YoBit) There are several arbitrage opportunities when it comes to EOS, though they also involve different exchanges. One option is to buy on Paribu and sell on HitBTC for a 0.8% profit. Another option is to buy either on KuCoin, Gate, Paribu, Bitfinex, or Binance and selling on YoBit. The latter option offers rewards of up to 1.9%, which is a bit more appealing compared to the alternative. ZCash (Poloniex / Bittrex / YoBit) It is evident ZCash will be subject to some small arbitrage trading gaps for some time to come. The altcoin is found on many exchanges, though prices tend to differ slightly. Buying ZEC on Poloniex, Gate, CEX, Bittrex, Bitfinex, or HitBTC and selling on YoBit will yield profits of up to 24%. All of these opportunities are incredibly profitable first and foremost, especially given how nearly no real effort is involved. Monero (Kraken / HitBTC / Poloniex) Not too many altcoin arbitrage opportunities only involve some of the bigger exchanges on the market. For those looking to flip XMR, buying on Kraken and selling on HitBTC, Poloniex, or Gate will yield some pretty good profits overall. Gains of up to 1.1% are certainly possible, especially because these platforms should all offer decent liquidity first and foremost. Ethereum Classic (Koineks / KuCoin / YoBit) For the umpteenth day, YoBit maintains a higher price for Ethereum Classic compared to virtually all other exchanges. Buying on Koineks, Binance, KuCoin, and Poloniex will always reward traders with some quick profits of up to 2.5%. It is unclear how long this gap will remain in place, though, XLM (Kraken / Binance/ KuCoin) A few interesting arbitrage options exist where Stellar’s XLM is concerned. Buying on Kraken and selling on HitBTC or Gate will yield profits of roughly 1%. Buying on Sistemkoin, CEX, or Kraken and selling on Binance, Gate, or KuCoin will yield profits of 0.9%. Many different options to choose from, although the gains are not necessarily as appealing as on other days. XRP (Kraken / HitBTC / OKEx) The most trading opportunities pertain to XRP at this time. Buying on Kraken and selling on HitBTC, OKEx, or Poloniex can yield a 1% profit. Buying on Vebitcoin and selling on these exchanges or Binance will yield profits of 0.9%. Buying on Bitstamp to sell on OKEx or Poloniex yields 0.95%. Purchasing XRP from Vebitocin and selling on Bittrex or Bitfinex results in a 0.8% profit. Information provided by Arbing Tool. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Crypto Arbitrage Today: XRP, XLM, ETC, EOS, ZEC, XMR appeared first on NullTX.

11 hours ago

The Crypto Market Loses $3 billion as Leading Digital Currencies Plunge

Over the last 24 hours, the crypto market has lost $3 billion after sliding from $212 billion to $209 billion. This plunge has emanated from the poor performance of top crypto assets like XLM and ADA which have dropped by 3% to 6%. After Coinbase listed BAT on its platform, the anticipation that the exchange would list XLM, ADA, and ZEC next saw the coins surge significantly. For instance, XLM's value rose by 27% to trade at $0.28. However, the value of the above coins begun dwindling resulting in the bleeding of the entire market capitalization. (KE)

21 hours ago

Report: Government Regulations Will Inhibit the Growth of Privacy Coins

Governments across the globe have in recent times changed their strategies to regulate the crypto-verse. They have moved away from completely banning cryptocurrencies to striving to eliminate privacy coins. Governments focus on protecting investors and ensuring that digital currencies do not become criminal hubs. To this end, governments have come up with policies such as KYC and AML which affect the operations of privacy-centred coins like Dash, Monero, Zcash, PIVX, and Verge among others. By intensifying their regulations, governments are preventing the growth of privacy coins significantly as the implemented measures would soon prevent exchanges from trading these coins for fiat currencies. (KE)

21 hours ago

McAfee Labs Researchers Unveil a New Cryptocurrency Jacking Malware 'WebCobra'

McAfee Labs researchers have found a new Russian cryptocurrency jacking malware known as "WebCobra." The malware is said to infect the computer system with a Zcash miner Claymore or a Cryptonight miner. Per the researchers, this malware quickly learns everything about the network of the victim, allowing crypto jacking to start immediately the miner is installed. McAfee Labs chief scientist Raj Samani has said that individuals and enterprises should be mindful of crypto jacking because as victims they aid hackers in running the scams. According to the researchers, the malware is widespread in the US, Brazil and South Africa. (KE)

a day ago

Government regulation and the future of privacy coins

In recent times, governments around the world have charted a new course for cryptocurrency regulation, and it’s one that seeks to exclude privacy coins. Moving away from the complete banning of digital currencies, these governments are tackling two core issues: protecting investors and traders, and making sure that cryptocurrencies avoid becoming breeding grounds for criminals. This trend has sparked many regulatory requirements, from anti-money laundering rules to KYCs. But as these governments intensify their regulations, we must ask ourselves what is the future of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies geared toward maintaining user privacy to the core? Anonymous Coins: Living Up to Their Names In its developmental stages, Bitcoin had earned a name as a cryptocurrency that provides complete anonymity to its users, drawing many privacy lovers to it. Today, that notion has changed completely. Though it might not be possible to trace transactions made on the Bitcoin blockchain to a specific identity, other details, including location and amount of transactions, are visible. And the fact that linking your identity to the blockchain will expose your transactions to the public ledger shows that, after all, the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency isn’t completely anonymous. In turn, privacy-focused coins have come to save the day. Beginning its journey in 2014 as Xcoin and later Darkcoin, Dash is one of the most popular privacy-focused coins in the cryptosphere. Its privacy feature PrivateSend, previously called Darksend relies on the CoinJoin mechanism of boxing-up transactions and making them difficult to identify participants of a particular transaction Another popular coin is Monero. Developed through the CryptoNight Proof of Work protocol, Monero has risen to be one of the best privacy coins in existence today. Transaction sources and destinations are untraceable in Monero. For example, to escape scrutiny from authorities, the WannaCry ransomware hackers reportedly converted their hoard to Monero. Additionally, after the closure of the darknet marketplace AlphaBay, authorities reported that they could not identify the amount of Monero on the platform, cementing the coin as a good place not just for privacy-oriented individuals, but as a hiding place for some criminals. Other privacy coins have sprung up and gained popularity as well, including Zcash, PIVX, Navcoin, Verge, among others. For proponents of the privacy coin, cryptocurrencies should be able to help privacy-oriented people conduct their financial transactions without prying eyes. Providing that infrastructure shouldn’t be a headache. But unfortunately for many, governments do not think so. Government Crackdown on Privacy Coins Though there has not been a comprehensive regulatory oversight on cryptocurrencies in general, many governments are devising ways of preventing criminals from using these digital currencies as their go-to financial system. These governments are also making sure that traders and investors in this space pay tax. But for privacy coins, the story is not that favorable even though many authorities haven’t turned their attention to the anon coin sector. In a written testimony in June this year, Deputy Assistant Director of Office of Investigations at the US Secret Service Robert Novy recommended that privacy-focused cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash should be regulated to prevent fraud. In May, Japan’s Financial Services Agency put pressure on anonymous cryptocurrencies, gingering crypto exchanges like Coincheck, a Japanese-based cryptocurrency exchange to announce its delisting of privacy coins, including the likes of Augur, Monero, Dash, and ZCash. The reason? Coins that grant a high level of anonymity might be used for money laundering activities according to the FSA. But can Privacy-Focused Coins be Stopped by Governments? Government regulation would surely hamper the growth of privacy coins, but not completely. One specific area that would be hard hit is the ability to exchange these coins for fiat or other cryptocurrencies. However, as the cryptocurrency space grows, privacy would be an integral part of this sector, and privacy coins might potentially rule that space. As Chief Marketing Officer for Dash Fernando Gutierrez puts it, There are many legitimate reasons to want privacy in the cryptocurrency space and there is the obvious consideration about privacy being a human right but then there is the huge issue of security. Having financial information public or semi-public is extremely dangerous. The only way to provide security for the average user is to allow them to keep some information private. When cryptocurrencies find their way into the mainstream and become a true internet money as many predict, privacy coins would be the order of the day for people who don’t want to have a public ledger of their everyday transactions. When the time comes, governments might have to comply themselves and find

a day ago

Daily Cryptocurrency News - 13th November 2018

Welcome to the most important cryptocurrency news of November 13th, 2018. Swiss Federal Railway - First Digital Identity Pilot on Ethereum Blockchain This is not the first blockchain related project that Switzerland created. Last year, City of Zug had a government verified citizen ID on a public blockchain. This was created with the help of uPort alongside with ConsenSys. Right now, together with Linum Labs - SBB wanted to create a new blockchain related venture that could bring some real business value. SBB manages over 30,000 employees across Switzerland. And SBB decided to create a solution that could a) Verify the identity of a worker, b) Verify their credentials, c) Record them in a tamper-proof ledger. This project was tested on the public Ethereum testnet - Rinkeby. Connected with uPort, railway workers, supervisors and other authorities can have their own digital identity, linked to their uPort ID. The uPort ID is tied to an identity on the blockchain. The main things that SBB wanted to achieve with this were: A great mobile user interface (UI) and good user experience (UX) - So there could be an adoption of the system. Be useful even for external partners of SBB An open-source system, to achieve network effect and buy-in from the blockchain ecosystem To be in compliance with GDPR and other privacy regulations from Europe or Switzerland The results was amazing, easy-to-use and over-delivered. You can check the UI/UX of the platform as well as many other details in the LinumLabs Medium post Cryptocurrency Thefts - A New All Time High As Hackers Stole Almost $1 Billion The bad news for today are that cryptocurrency thefts reached almost $1 Billion in 2018. CipherTrace , a company that created cryptocurrency anti-money laundering systems, bitcoin forensics and blockchain threat intelligence solutions, claimed that hackers stole $927 million from cryptocurrency exchanges alone.While its almost impossible to trace people that got hacked or scammed from their cryptocurrency, we can estimate the total would surely be above $1 Billion for 2018. The thefts increased by 3.5 times in 2018. This means that not only hackers are finding new ways of hacking exchanges, but also there are some exchanges that doesn’t have a properly made security audit. Without one, an exchange can be hackable and its only a matter of time until hackers will realize. The most notable cryptocurrency exchange hacks of 2018 are: Coincheck - $530 million worth of tokens, mostly NEM; BitGrail - $195 million worth of tokens, mostly NANO; Zaif - $60 million Coinrail - $40 million Bithumb - $30 milion For more details about CipherTrace - you can check Coinbeat’s Article. ConsenSys & Amazon - The Creation Of The First Ethereum Marketplace For Enterprise Blockchain First off, it’s important to note that Amazon won’t be accepting Ethereum as a way of payment. This is not the news is about. Kaleido - a part of Consensys declared they will launch a marketplace of services to help new blockchain projects succeed. Their plan is to bring the business from a proof-of-concept until the working stage. The company will work with Amazon Web Services to create the enterprise blockchain platform. The platform will be a full-stack one, with services that includes native AWS integrations, HD wallets and ID registries. According to Kaleido, they managed to eliminate 80% of the coding work required to build a blockchain project. Besides this, there will also be support and services for: supply chain management,smart contracts, and real-time legal contracts. Kaleido won’t use only Amazon Web Services, but other third-party developers. Though this may sound like a partnership, its important to note that it isn’t one. Its just Kaleido working with Amazon Web Services to help blockchain related idea be brought to life easier and in a more professional way. “The reality is only about 10 percent of an enterprise blockchain project is the blockchain itself. There are many other application, data and infrastructure components required to go into production. I’m very excited that we have a whole cloud of blockchain technologies pre-integrated for our clients to use. The Kaleido Marketplace is a one stop shop for all things enterprise blockchain.” Stellar Lumens Is Now the #5 Cryptocurrency, Moving Ahead of EOS It appears that the ‘EOS craze’ is over, as the cryptocurrency was recent left behind by Stellar Lumens. Most of the cryptocurrency enthusiasts are happy about this, especially after the latest news of EOS not being a blockchain. EOS gained the number five on the cryptocurrency list after a $4 billion ICO results - with many people remaining skeptical about its use-case & TPS claims. At the time of writing the article, Stellar Lumens is in front of EOS with $76 million in market capitalization with a 2.86% decrease for today. But what could be the factors that lead to this? Firstly, there’s the Coinbase listing effect. Recently, two cryptocurrencies from t

a day ago

Stellar ultrapassa EOS no Coinmarketcap

Por: Livecoins Olhando para o top 10 das criptomoedas, em um mercado em que o volume e oscilação anda pequeno nos últimos tempos quase não se vê grandes diferenças, mas nessa segunda-feira, 12 de novembro, a Stellar ultrapassa EOS no Coinmarkecap. A Stellar Lumens, representada pelo símbolo XLM, vêm nos últimos dias se valorizando no mercado cripto, que no momento da escrita desta estava com 5 bilhões de marketcap e a EOS estava com 4.8 bilhões por sua vez. Fonte: https://coinmarketcap.com/ Em relação aos três últimos meses, a XLM chegou próximo ao valor de seu topo nesta data, chegando a ser cotada cada unidade em U$ 0,28, e em relação ao BTC chegou ao valor de 0.00004376 satoshis por unidade. Os fatores positivos que estão sendo levantados em torno desta criptomoeda é que é possível que a mesma seja listada em breve na Coinbase, e todas as criptomoedas com rumores de serem listadas por lá aumentam o volume de interesse de investidores. Outro ponto é que o site Blockchain.com está realizando um grande airdrop da XLM com o apoio da Stellar Foundation, e para isso foi destinado o montante relativo a U$ 125 milhões de criptomoedas para serem distribuídas, de forma a aumentar a adoção dos usuários desta rede. Cada usuário pode ganhar cerca de U$ 25 dólares em tokens. Esse no caso seria o maior airdrop já realizado no mundo das criptomoedas, caso tudo ocorra conforme o planejado. Quanto a listagem na Coinbase, os rumores apontam que seria possível que esse ativo digital apareça na plataforma, que recentemente listou também o token Ethereum BAT. Outras listagens sendo estudadas pela plataforma são Zcash, 0x e Cardano, em um plano de aumentar a quantidade de tokens disponíveis para seus clientes. Isso é grande visto que a Coinbase é regulamentada pelos EUA e possui uma avaliação criteriosa de listagem, dando força para qualquer token digital que entre em seu espaço, além é claro de ser uma das primeiras exchanges do mundo. Quanto a EOS, essa perda de força pode ser indicada pelas recentes críticas a sua plataforma, e talvez até pelo estudo que aponta que a mesma não seria uma blockchain. Seguimos acompanhando o mercado cripto, fique ligado com a gente! O artigo Stellar ultrapassa EOS no Coinmarketcap apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

a day ago

Bitcoin holding Strong while XRP, NEM, & BAT Surging Amidst Global Stock Market Plunge & Tech Giants Slump

Bitcoin is holding steady while a number of altcoins like XRP, Monero (XMR), IOTA (MIOTA), NEM (XEM), Zcash (ZEC), and Basic Attention Token (BAT) are making decent gains. Meanwhile, the global stock market is in rout as tech giants (FANG) dropped. The strong dollar driven by Fed raising rates, weak economy of China, and Brexit along with a weak euro is also leading the slump. Bitcoin Steady, Crypto Market Enjoying the Greens Bitcoin is steadfast at around $6,400 while oscillating between $6,250 and $6.920 for the past two months. At the time of writing, Bitcoin has been trading at $6,364 while registering the 24-hours loss of 0.60 percent. The volatility in the world’s leading cryptocurrency continues to fall. Source: Coinmarketcap.com Meanwhile, a number of altcoins are seeing the greens. Out of the top cryptocurrencies, XRP is leading with 2.72 percent gains at $0.517. While Ethereum (ETH) is in the red by 1.28% at $208. Stellar is in the red by about 4 percent at $0.265 but is currently ranked at the 5th spot having replaced EOS. Monero (XMR), and IOTA (MIOTA) are also in the green by 0.46%, and about 2% respectively. NEM (XEM) is today’s biggest gainer with over 24% gains. Zcash (ZEC) is another under 20 top cryptocurrency by market cap that is surging at $132.88 with about 7.27 percent gains. Basic Attention Token (BAT) is rising by 3.73% at $0.255. Meanwhile, Global Market & Tech Stocks Tumbling A broad sell-off in the big names viz. Apple, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, and General Electric pulled US stock lower. The cut down of shipment orders has the shares of Apple drop 5 percent. This, in turn, knocked off 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Lindsey Bell, investment strategist at CFRA says, ‘‘With the news out of the Apple supplier this morning, you have the market overall questioning the growth trajectory as we look out to 2019.” After having a two-week winning streak, the markets are yet again falling. The S&P 500 Index dropped close to 55 points and Nasdaq composite slid 206.03 points. Japan’s Nikkei stock index eased 0.12 percent while Australian shares were down 0.08 percent. France’s CAC 40 fell 0.9 percent, Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.7 percent, and Germany’s DAX shed 1.8 percent. Randy Frederick, vice president of trading derivatives at Charles Schwab shares, ‘‘The bull market is not over, the economic expansion is not over, but things are starting to wind down. We’re clearly getting into the late innings of the ball game.’’ In currency markets, the dollar index was up by 97.004 while euro, yen and British pound are in the red. Gold, Silver, and copper all lost about 0.3 to 0.9 percent. Industry and energy sectors are also down around 1 percent. The strong US dollar is an integral factor to all these losses which is driven by Fed raising rates, weak economy of China and Italy, and Brexit along with a weak euro. So, crypto and global stock market seems to be going in different directions which is strengthening the case for the crypto portfolio as shared by Mati Greenspan, senior analyst at eToro, “The fact that the current stock market rout has not had any effect whatsoever (positive or negative) on the crypto assets is an extremely positive sign. This is a prime example of how cryptos are uncorrelated and it only serves to increase their use case as a powerful tool for asset management.” The post Bitcoin holding Strong while XRP, NEM, & BAT Surging Amidst Global Stock Market Plunge & Tech Giants Slump appeared first on Coingape.

a day ago

Keep an eye on ZCash - it “has quietly been making progress”

In his latest video, CNBC’s Cryptotrader Ran Neuner explores the current state of several hot topics in the world of cryptocurrency. ZCash has been quietly making progress . They have reduced transaction times from 45 seconds to 2,5 seconds and they have got approval from top regulators, including NYC. I caught up with @zooko at @ethereum Devcon.https://t.co/ByBmOlWVJ1 — Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) November 13, 2018 In this installment, Neuner explores: -Vitalik Unveils -Ethereum 2.0 -The new version of ETH thats fast and uses POS. Zooko talks Zcash Erik Voorhees comments on Ethereum 2.0 Watch the full video below: The post Keep an eye on ZCash - it “has quietly been making progress” appeared first on Coin Insider.

a day ago

Raido Financial - Redefining the Cryptocurrency Wallet

Raido Financial is a new cryptocurrency trading platform that aims to transform the crypto-trading ecosystem. The company believes that crypto-trading technologies and tools must be made available to all the users and stakeholders, irrespective of their experience in blockchain and crypto technologies. For this, the company has developed several comprehensive tools that can be used by new and existing stakeholders. The platform has developed 2 MVP products - Cryptocurrency Raido Exchange and the Raido Multicurrency Wallet. Cryptocurrency Raido Exchange Raido created its trading exchange after analysing the various exchanges operating in various parts of the world. The company noticed two gaps in the crypto market which it has filled through its exchange. The first gap is the lack of transparency and the second is the need to obtain regulatory licenses. According to a study, most of the top exchanges are unregulated and do not have the right licenses. Lack of regulation has led to a lot of speculation on these exchanges. This speculation in turn causes volatility in the crypto-currency markets, also called pumping. If crypto-markets are not regulated, then not only does it cause financial distress but also a waning of interest in the new investor community. Further, it is also observed that in cases where the exchange is regulated, there the operators can use just a handful of crypto-currencies like the BTC, ETH, XRP, ZEC, Altcoins, etc. The Raido Exchange will plug these gaps by providing tools to its investor community that will enable optimal trading. Investors and traders can use 50 tools for crypto-currency trading on this platform and boost their trading opportunities. Raido Multicurrency Wallet Similarly, Raido also evaluated several cryptocurrency wallets and after due research, came up with its own version of a cryptocurrency wallet supporting multiple digital currencies. The broad features of this product are : This wallet supports BTC and other currencies. As and when new cryptocurrencies are introduced, they too will be added to this wallet. Nobody can access the keys to the wallet. There are several features for fund safety. These are keyboard security, double encryption and usage of pincodes. Users remain safe and anonymous. Hackers cannot track the locations and IP addresses of wallet holders. Using the wallet is very easy. One doesn’t need many steps to set up the wallet. Transaction fee is arrived at dynamically. This means that there is no fixed commission structure and the fees are calculated according to the market forces. The Raido Multi-currency Wallet can work on Android and iOS platforms, Windows and Mac computers and also on the Linux platform. It is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Chinese languages. Users can use this wallet together with major payment gateways, plastic card processing companies, money transfer companies like PayPal. Token Sale The pre-token sale of Raido Financial will begin on November 15 and will continue for the next 30 days. In order to participate in this sale, one needs to purchase at least 50 tokens. Holders of fiat money can also participate in the pre-token sale. Raido - An All-Inclusive Cryptocurrency Platform Raido Financial is a fintech network that integrates powerful crypto tools that allow the crypto market investors to efficiently and securely execute trade and activities related to cryptocurrencies. Moreover it’s two main offerings - the Cryptocurrency Raido Exchange and Multicurrency Wallet optimizes the potential of the existing market and enable users to earn substantial returns in the bargain. Know more about Raido Financial on https://raidofinance.com/ This is a sponsored press release and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or views held by any employees of NullTX. This is not investment, trading, or gambling advice. Always conduct your own independent research. The post Raido Financial - Redefining the Cryptocurrency Wallet appeared first on NullTX.

a day ago

Zcash Foundation Responds to Monero Developer’s Tweet

There is never a shortage of controversy in the world of cryptocurrency. Although there are plenty of positive developments happening too, a recent announcement by the Zcash Foundation sparks some debates. In a tweet last Friday, Monero developer Riccardo Spagni calls out the Zcash Foundation for its funding strategy. The Zcash Funding Debacle One has to look at cryptocurrencies from many different angles. Most speculators and traders tend to forget all of these projects need to be funded one way or another. For Zcash, the creation of the Zcash Foundation should, in theory, take care of most problems in this department. So far that has not caused issues, although there is some criticism about the Foundation funding “nonsensical projects”. More specifically, the Zcash Foundation announced the winners of their quarterly Grants Program. A total of 13 projects will receive some funding to ensure their ideas can be turned into working and viable Zcash-oriented solutions. In response, Monero developer Riccardo Spagni called out the foundation for funding these projects while he himself has been paying the salary of Jane MercerWeiss, supposedly the person in charge of keeping the Windows and Mac wallets alive. So the @ZcashFoundation is using a fraction of the founders reward to pay for largely nonsensical projects. Meanwhile, I’ve been paying @radix42’s salary for ages to keep the Windows & Mac ZCash software alive because I believe privacy is that important. It’s a pleasure, @zooko. https://t.co/Pgm4DFCHv6 — Riccardo Spagni (@fluffypony) November 9, 2018 Why is the Zcash Foundation awarding grants to various projects while the person behind their Windows and Macintosh wallets is being paid by an outside party? It is this allegation which currently causes some scrutiny and concern. We reached out to the Zcash Foundation for comment. Sonya Mann, the foundation’s Communications Manager said: “The Zcash Foundation has funded half of the four grants that Jane MercerWeiss (radix42) has applied for, and the other two were voluntarily withdrawn, as you can see on GitHub: 1, 2, 3, 4. We attempted to reach an agreement outside of our Grants Program, but unfortunately our needs did not coincide with hers. WinZEC is a vital piece of technology in the Zcash ecosystem, and we’re glad that MercerWeiss has continued to develop and support it. The Foundation also commends Riccardo Spagni’s funding of open-source privacy infrastructure, but as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit we have certain constraints that he may not. (We have no visibility into his decision-making process.)” The reason that the foundation is not able to simply pay for MercerWeiss’ salary is because they are a nonprofit organization, they have to fund projects is through grants. There are exceptions however, Sonya Mann said: “we’re able to dispense funds outside of the Grants Program, but we need a certain amount of oversight and accountability with respect to contractors.” Furthermore, out of the four proposals that Jane MercerWeiss applied for, only one had anything to do with a Windows / Mac wallet. The proposal was made on Sep 15th, 2017 and was closed a day later by Jane’s request: “close this issue (I DO have a LOT of other things on my plate already!)” Features of the proposal ended up being merged with that of Vaklinov, a Zcash developer who was working on the Windows / Mac desktop GUI clients. His proposal was titled “Enhancements to the Zcash Dekstop GUI Wallet #7”. Looking over the github thread it is clear Vaklinov is a strong contributor to Zcash’s GUI wallets, which is even acknowledged by Jane herself: “I’m all in favor of Vaklinov rolling the duplicated or similar items from my gui-related proposal into his, and possibly closing mine altogether. I have 3 other proposals I’m working on, he is much more intimately familiar with the gui code” Nevertheless, it is commendable that Riccardo Spagni is supporting the Zcash Windows and Mac clients. However, it is important to understand that the Zcash foundation has also funded the development and improvement of the GUI clients. The post Zcash Foundation Responds to Monero Developer’s Tweet appeared first on NullTX.

a day ago

Cryptojacking Malware Mines Different Coins Depending on Your System

The latest cryptojacking malware coming out of Russia shows the evolving sophistication of the cryptocurrency space as it can analyze your system and choose which coin it will optimally mine. The new malware is known as WebCobra and comes with the added concern that attackers have begun hiding malicious code inside fake Windows update files. The malware is able to analyze your system to determine if it operates an x64 or x86 architecture, and based on that will install either a Monero or Zcash miner. As usual, a slowdown in operation and overheating are signs of malware infection. (JF)

a day ago

Introducing Zcash #Blossom! #Zcash CTO, Nathan Wilcox (@leas...

Introducing Zcash #Blossom! #Zcash CTO, Nathan Wilcox (@least_nathan), has an exciting announcement about the next… https://t.co/C1QwGqqo5s

2 days ago

Cryptocurrency Trading Update: NEM Back Over $1 Billion Market Cap

FOMO Moments Markets are still generally flat; Nem, Zcash, XRP, and Iota climbing, Stellar and MOAC sliding. Red is still dominating most cryptocurrencies this morning as the slow selloff continues. Downward pressure has eased somewhat though and total market capitalization has not fallen that much overnight, it remains above $210 billion for now. Over the...

2 days ago

PIVX (PIVX) Announces the Launch of its Own Decentralized Exchange

The PIVX project recently announced the upcoming launch of the public beta phase of zDEX, a decentralized exchange for the PIVX community. The exchange utilizes the Zerocoin protocol which allows for the trading of a wide variety of crypto tokens without the need for a trusted middleman. The exchange will launch on November 14th, and users will be able to trade BTC, LTC, BCH, DASH, ZEC, and PART against the PIVX token, with more coins to be added in the future along with direct coin trading. (JF)

2 days ago

Zcash (ZEC) Among the Few following NEM’s Stellar Performance

With Coincheck reinstating the trading of the 17th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization - NEM, the coin rocketed upwards with 16.52% gain in the last 24-hours. The re-listing of the digital asset came over 10-months later after one of the biggest crypto-verse hacks in history. More than $0.5 bln worth in NEM tokens were taken from the leading Japanese exchange. Source: coinmarketcap Getting back to Zcash - for starters: Professor in John Hopkins University - Matthew D Green - in 2013 introduced the protocol named Zerocoin. At that point it was representing an extension protocol for Bitcoin’s network to gear up the blockchain privacy game. With it users were able to destroy the coins while returning an equal value of them later. Drastic improvements were made later on with the zk-SNARK or Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge protocol introduction which could also present a solution for Ethereum’s scaling as highlighted by Vitalik Buterin. We’re rolling out more USD pairs. On Sep 5 we’re launching US dollar (USD) markets for Cardano (ADA) and Zcash (ZEC). Eligible #Bittrex accounts created before August are already enabled for USD trading. New user or want to deposit/withdraw USD? Details: https://t.co/KA248OA2Bz pic.twitter.com/pzCry5OdTr — Bittrex (@BittrexExchange) August 29, 2018 Per time of writing, the privacy oriented virtual currency, is following Ripple’s XRP and NEM’s bullish performance with a break above the monthly declining trend which now is acting as a supportive ground for further increase. Source: coinmarketcap - Since Aug Performance However, despite reaching the level of $132.35 against the US Dollar, ZEC is struggling to overcome the major weekly $136.00 which resulted with slight correction. One rabbit-out-of the hat that could turn to a game changer for ZEC HODLers could turn the crypto-exchange Coinbase listing that is being predicted following ZRX and Basic Attention’s Token announcements. The exchange posted via twitter that it is experimenting with a few of the leading coins and ZCash was among the five chosen. The post Zcash (ZEC) Among the Few following NEM’s Stellar Performance appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 days ago

Daily Cryptocurrency Markets Update: Monday, November 12

Across the vast majority of digital currencies this morning, markets seemed vanquished as most chart patterns showed red. The downward trend was felt across most of the top cryptos with a small section of coins recording a slow upward surge. Coins such as Stellar (XLM), Cardano (ADA) and ZCash recorded an upward move perhaps owing to the news that they will soon be listed on Coinbase. Stellar was up by 6% to trade at $0.27, Cardano gained up to the $0.077 mark before settling at $0.075. Additionally, the upcoming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork on November 15 has had the effect of lowering BCH prices. Image Via Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Over the last 24 hours, some slight alterations have been witnessed on the charts. For starters, Bitcoin underwent market correction to overcome its recent slight drop. It is currently exchanging at $6396 against the U.S. Dollar up from $6344, representing about 0.2% growth. On one day charts, the 7-day moving average is above the 21-day moving average, an indication that a bullish momentum is in the works. The Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) is stable on the charts, showing that the periods of extended stability for the leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization are on. Experts have indicated that the periods of increased stability and reduced volatility are ‘the calm before the storm’ that will see a major upward surge as the year comes to a close. Bitcoin Cash (BCH/USD) With a scheduled protocol upgrade on November 15, opinions are divided on the future of this digital coin. While one chain wants the coin’s block size increased, another one is opposed to it. Investors have therefore moved to dispose of their BCH holdings. The increased supply of BCH has pushed the prices down. It has lost about 20% of its value over the previous week and is currently trading at $517. Ethereum (ETH/USD) The second largest digital coin by market capitalization was also marked in red as it lost ground from its stellar performance last week. It is currently trading at $210 with its stability intact. This follows news of its hundred times capacity upgrade as announced by Vitalik Buterin. The post Daily Cryptocurrency Markets Update: Monday, November 12 appeared first on ZyCrypto.

2 days ago

Government Regulation and the Future of Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies

In recent times, governments around the world have charted a new course for cryptocurrency regulation, and it’s one that seeks to exclude privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Moving away from the complete banning of digital currencies, these governments are tackling two core issues: protecting investors and traders, and making sure that cryptocurrencies avoid becoming breeding grounds for criminals. This trend has sparked many regulatory requirements, from anti-money laundering rules to KYCs. But as these governments intensify their regulations, we must ask ourselves what is the future of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies geared toward maintaining user privacy to the core? Anonymous Coins: Living Up to Their Names In its developmental stages, Bitcoin had earned a name as a cryptocurrency that provides complete anonymity to its users, drawing many privacy lovers to it. Today, that notion has changed completely. Though it might not be possible to trace transactions made on the Bitcoin blockchain to a specific identity, other details, including location and amount of transactions, are visible. And the fact that linking your identity to the blockchain will expose your transactions to the public ledger shows that, after all, the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency isn’t completely anonymous. In turn, privacy coins have come to save the day. Beginning its journey in 2014 as Xcoin and later Darkcoin, Dash is one of the most popular privacy-focused coins in the cryptosphere. Its privacy feature PrivateSend, previously called Darksend relies on the CoinJoin mechanism of boxing-up transactions and making them difficult to identify participants of a particular transaction Another popular privacy coin is Monero. Developed through the CryptoNight Proof of Work protocol, Monero has risen to be one of the best privacy coins in existence today. Transaction sources and destinations are untraceable in Monero. For example, to escape scrutiny from authorities, the WannaCry ransomware hackers reportedly converted their hoard to Monero. Additionally, after the closure of the darknet marketplace AlphaBay, authorities reported that they could not identify the amount of Monero on the platform, cementing the privacy coin as a good place not just for privacy-oriented individuals, but as a hiding place for some criminals. Other privacy coins have sprung up and gained popularity as well, including Zcash, PIVX, Navcoin, Verge, among others. For proponents of the privacy coin, cryptocurrencies should be able to help privacy-oriented people conduct their financial transactions without prying eyes. Providing that infrastructure shouldn’t be a headache. But unfortunately for many, governments do not think so. Government Crackdown on Privacy Coins Though there has not been a comprehensive regulatory oversight on cryptocurrencies in general, many governments are devising ways of preventing criminals from using these digital currencies as their go-to financial system. These governments are also making sure that traders and investors in this space pay tax. But for privacy coins, the story is not that favorable even though many authorities haven’t turned their attention to the anon coin sector. In a written testimony in June this year, Deputy Assistant Director of Office of Investigations at the US Secret Service Robert Novy recommended that privacy-focused cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash should be regulated to prevent fraud. In May, Japan’s Financial Services Agency put pressure on anonymous cryptocurrencies, gingering crypto exchanges like Coincheck, a Japanese-based cryptocurrency exchange to announce its delisting of privacy coins, including the likes of Augur, Monero, Dash, and ZCash. The reason? Coins that grant a high level of anonymity might be used for money laundering activities according to the FSA. But can Privacy-Focused Coins be Stopped by Governments? Government regulation would surely hamper the growth of privacy coins, but not completely. One specific area that would be hard hit is the ability to exchange these coins for fiat or other cryptocurrencies. However, as the cryptocurrency space grows, privacy would be an integral part of this sector, and privacy coins might potentially rule that space. As Chief Marketing Officer for Dash Fernando Gutierrez puts it, There are many legitimate reasons to want privacy in the cryptocurrency space and there is the obvious consideration about privacy being a human right but then there is the huge issue of security. Having financial information public or semi-public is extremely dangerous. The only way to provide security for the average user is to allow them to keep some information private. When cryptocurrencies find their way into the mainstream and become a true internet money as many predict, privacy coins would be the order of the day for people who don’t want to have a public ledger of their everyday transactions. When the time comes, governments might have to co

2 days ago

Riding on Coinbase Listing Update, Stellar Gains Fifth Spot Leaving Behind EOS

Stellar Lumens or XLM has become the fifth largest cryptocurrency by winning over EOS. It stands with market cap $5,093,506,793 as against $4,915,473,123 of EOS. Factors leading to Stellar’s win over EOS Coinbase has recently announced the listing of several new assets to its exchange which also includes Stellar. It announces the listing of Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC) and Ox (ZRX). Earlier this week, Stellar Development Foundation heads up for the biggest airdrop in crypto history. Interestingly, the total of $125 million worth of Stellar Lumens (XLM) will be released as a give away to its blockchain wallet users. This has definitely risen up the XLM market to interesting highs as more people are showing interest, seeing quite a big fund for giving away. Yet another reason that marks Stellar on top than EOS is “Fake EOS wallet on Google Play”. EOS RIO, EOS developers has been seen warning its users to save from the use of fake version of its App on Google Play, which has negatively affected the volume of EOS cryptocurrency. Since the market is volatile in nature, one cannot definitely state the literal stand of any cryptocurrency. It is however interesting to see whether the price of Stellar is influenced by $125 million airdrops or Coinbase listing announcement or spotlight of Fake EOS wallet on Google Play. Will stellar sustain its position against EOS. Let us know in comments below. The post Riding on Coinbase Listing Update, Stellar Gains Fifth Spot Leaving Behind EOS appeared first on Coingape.

2 days ago

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

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

3 days ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Bitcoin Struggles to Stay Above $6,500 and Upbit will Launch Crypto-Exchanges in Indonesia and Thailand

The State of The Market - November 12, 2018 BTC: $6,389.48 (+0.29%) ETH: $210.90 (+0.56%) XRP: $0.5186 (+3.70%) The overall cryptocurrency market continues to trade within a relatively tight range. Bitcoin dropped below $6,500 again and Ethereum pulled back slightly but still trades above $210. XRP is one of the few tokens showing bullish behavior and the altcoin currently trades above $0.51. Currently, the total market cap is $212.7 billion. In other news, South Korean crypto exchange Pure Bit conducted an exit scam after raising 13,000 ETH and Cardano, Stellar Lumens, and Zcash are rallying on the possibility of a Coinbase listing. 1) The number of daily transactions carried out on the Bitcoin (BTC) network continues to grow and has nearly reached a ten-month high of 273,672. Data from Blockchain shows that daily transactions peaked at 500,000 during the December 2017 - January 2018 bull run and during the toughest parts of the 2018 bear market daily transactions fell as low as 135,000. Since then daily transactions have nearly doubled and the cost per transaction has also dropped to a 1-year low of $36. 2) South Korea's crypto exchange Upbit is planning to launch cryptocurrency exchanges in Indonesia and Thailand. This follows the recent launch of another exchange in Singapore. Per their website, the new Upbit exchanges will offer more than 240 trading pairs and 130 coins. The exchange was attracted by the crypto friendly regulations in the two countries. Since the implementation of the new name system, the expansion plans of the exchange in the country have been difficult. Therefore, Upbit exchange is expanding its operations globally as it is waiting for the domestic trading environment to change. 3) On Sunday Bitfinex changed its fee structure for high-frequency wire withdrawals by adding a 3 percent commission on all external wire withdrawal requests that exceed the new criteria. The fee will apply to users who either make more than two fiat withdrawals in any thirty day period or those that make more than $1 million in aggregate fiat withdrawals over a thirty day period. The new fee structure will not affect low-frequency wire withdrawals which Bitfinex says makes up the greater amount of their customers. SalesCalc, a fee calculating service, found that the new fee structure is nearly the same as PayPal's and a user hoping to withdrawal $1 million would have to pay $29,000 in fees. Some users believe the new fee structure is a ploy to raise the value of Tether (USDT) back to $1.00. (RS)

3 days ago

Zcash Price Analysis - Continuing to progression and improvements

The privacy technology of ZEC continues to progress and improve, despite the chain seeing very little daily transactional usage.

3 days ago

‘Coinbase Effect’ in Action: Cardano, Zcash and Stellar Prices Get a Boost Prior to Listing

CoinSpeaker ‘Coinbase Effect’ in Action: Cardano, Zcash and Stellar Prices Get a Boost Prior to Listing Coinase has always tried to increase the number of opportunities for its customers. Recently, the largest US exchange listed Basic Attention Token (BAT) on its trading platform and apps and opened trading for 0x (ZRX), which became the first ERC-20 token listed on the platform. After these annoucements, investors have cheered up and are currently anticipating the exchange’s support for further cryptocurrency integrations. In this regard, prices of some coins have started to surge. In particular, Cardano (ADA), Zcash (ZEC), and Stellar (XLM) are enjoying growth. Cardano Price Movement Cardano (ADA) saw a 3.5% hike on Sunday. The value of ADA jumped from $0.074438 up to $0.077107, then pulled back to the $0.75 range. Later, the price levelled off. Trade volumes were relatively low for ADA, rising from $13-18 million, with Binance’s ADA/BTC pair accounting for over 20% of the action alone. The coin’s current price makes up $0.0754, its market capitalization is $1.9 billion. Zcash Price Movement Zcash (ZEC) is a cryptocurrency aimed at using cryptography to provide enhanced privacy for its users compared to other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The privacy-focused cryptocurrency surpassed $140 last week, demonstrating a staggering 21.7 increase in price in a two-week span. Over the last 24 hours, the currency lost 4.14% in value. Currently, its price is $125.62 per coin, market capitalization is $6.5 billion. Stellar Price Movement Stellar (XLM), which has been affected by massive volatility in the forever-lasting bear market, has experienced a 5-percent boost last week due to speculations about upcoming Coinbase listing. The fourth most-traded asset on Binance, just after Bitcoin [BTC], Bitcoin Cash [BCH] and Ethereum [ETH], Stellar maintained its price steadily at $0.2691 and a market cap of $5.09 billion yesterday. Later, the coin faced a mild bump and the market cap got a push up to $5.14 billion and the price also rose up to $0.2715. Further, the price and the market cap both took a hit and went down to $0.2633 and $4.98 billion accordingly. The 24-hour trade volume rose up by 25.8% during this time period. At the moment of writing, Stellar’s market capitalization makes up $5.17 billion. Its price is $0.2736 per coin. The supply for the asset comes mostly from Binance’s platform (approximately 32%) and Upbit exchange (about 9% of the total volume). What’s in Store for Cardano, Zcash and Stellar? Before the listing, both BAT and 0x nearly doubled in value against both the US dollar and Bitcoin (BTC). However, after the official listing by Coinbase Pro and Coinbase.com, the currencies suffered a drop. BAT decreased by over 32, while ZRX began a steep descent after a 8-percent surge. Such a performance demonstrated that price movements were caused by Coinbase listing. It is not yet clear, whether Cardano, Zcash and Stellar will be integrated into the exchange, but such a probability is quite high. The Coinbase listing is a confirmation that the token is not considered a security by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The listing gives a way to other exchanges to accept and integrate assets. Currently, the U.S. SEC is adding demands for tokensto be considered as securities. Recently, SEC charged EtherDelta, Ethereum-based decentralized crypto exchange, for running unregistered securities exchange. ‘Coinbase Effect’ in Action: Cardano, Zcash and Stellar Prices Get a Boost Prior to Listing

3 days ago

Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Minimal Momentum on Monday Markets

FOMO Moments Monday movement is lacking on markets; Stellar making gains, Bitcoin Cash and BAT getting battered. There was no further momentum over the weekend and crypto markets have continued to slowly slide back this Monday morning. Total market capitalization is still over $210 billion, but only just, having lost almost $10 billion since Wednesday’s peak last week. Bitcoin’s failure to make any progress above $6,400 has kept the rest of the crypto markets flat. BTC is currently trading at $6,395 but analysts predict bullish upsides leading up to its rival, Bitcoin Cash’s hard fork on the 15th. Ethereum has remained immobile and stuck around the same level, $210. The top ten is predominantly red at the moment as traders in Asia have been selling all day. Bitcoin Cash is taking the biggest dive with 7% down to $510. Despite the looming hard fork, BCH has dumped 20% in less than five days. Other losses in the top ten are tiny, with Litecoin down almost 2%. Stellar is actually making a gain at the moment with 3% to $0.275, and Monero is also up 2% taking XMR to $105. In the top twenty things are similar with only a percent or two movement in either direction. Zcash is the worst performer in that section at the moment with a 4% slide to $125, Tron is also down over 2% to $0.022. The day’s big pump is coming from MOAC which has surged 23% at the time of writing. Insight Chain has also entered the top one hundred and is up 9% at the moment. Very few other altcoins are making any significant gains today. Getting dumped along with BCH is Eternal Token and Veritaseum both down over 7% on the day. BAT and Siacoin are also having a bad day with over 6% losses since the same time yesterday. Total crypto market capitalization has declined almost one percent since Sunday and is currently at $211 billion. A $3 billion pump a few hours ago looked promising but all gains since then have been lost once again. Trade volume remains at around $12 billion on the day and the sideways consolidation continues. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Minimal Momentum on Monday Markets appeared first on NewsBTC.

3 days ago

Cardano, Stellar Lumens, and Zcash Upswing Before Coinbase Listing; Stellar Surges by 27%

Cardano (ADA), Zcash (ZEC), and Stellar (XLM) have made significant gains as the crypto community anticipates additional crypto integrations on Coinbase. This follows the listing of Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x (ZRX) on Coinbase. Since Coinbase listed BAT on November 2, XLM has surged by 27% from $0.22 to $0.28. However, analysts fear that ADA, ZEC, and XLM might follow in BAT’s suit as its value increased before the listing only to plummet by 32% after the official listing. (KE)

3 days ago

Cardano, Zcash, Stellar Surge Prior to Coinbase Listing; XLM up 27%

As the anticipation towards additional cryptocurrency integrations builds following the listing of Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x (ZRX), the prices of Cardano (ADA), Zcash (ZEC), and Stellar (XLM) have started to surge. Since November 2, the day BAT was officially integrated into Coinbase Pro and Coinbase.com, XLM, the native cryptocurrency of the Stellar blockchain

3 days ago

Bitcoin ATMs Have Spread to 4,000 Locations Globally

Numerous signs of maturity can be noted across the cryptocurrency industry. A growing number of Bitcoin ATMs is making their mark on the world. This month, the number is expected to surpass the 4,000 milestone. Another Milestone for Bitcoin ATMs Making cryptocurrency more accessible remains a key priority. Bitcoin ATMs have their role to play in this regard. These machines make it easier to buy bitcoin and altcoins with fiat currencies. Nearly 4,000 of these devices can be accessed on a global scale. It is a low number compared to bank ATMs, but more devices are brought online every single day. Currently over 6 Bitcoin ATMs come online every single day. In May, Bitcoinist reported on the 3,000 location milestone for Bitcoin ATMs worldwide. North America is the place to be for accessing Bitcoin ATMs. The continent controls 71.3% of the market at this time. Europe is the somewhat surprising second entrant on the list. Nearly one in four devices can be found in top European cities. Asia, while quite prominent in cryptocurrency trading, only houses 2.56% of all Bitcoin ATMs. Oceania, South America, and Africa are even further down the rankings. One peculiar trend is how operators are not just focusing on Bitcoin. Over six in ten machines support altcoins in various degrees. Litecoin is the most popular altcoin offering, followed by Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash. Support for Dash, Monero, Dogecoin, and ZCash also appears to be on the rise. Additionally, nearly four in ten Bitcoin ATMs let users both buy and sell cryptocurrency. Manufacturer Competition Heats up In the early days of the Bitcoin ATM industry, Lamassu was the most prominent company. That situation has changed over time. Its current market share sits at 10.96%, making it the third-most common manufacturer. Genesis Coin currently maintains a small lead over General Bytes. Further down the list, names such as BitAccess, Coinsource, Covault, and OrderbobATM are also trying to increase their market position. New producers have also come to market over the years. BitxATM, CoinOutlet, Bitnovo, and DOBI ATM are just some of the up-and-coming manufacturers. This level of competition is another sign of Bitcoin’s maturity. Increasing exposure for cryptocurrency will be a vital aspect of reaching mainstream adoption. One aspect of Bitcoin ATM services which needs to be improved upon is transaction fees. Buying cryptocurrency remains subject to an average fee of 8.85%. Selling cryptocurrency is slightly cheaper, at a cost of 7.9%. Compared to using normal exchanges, these costs are quite steep. At the same time, the level of convenience is very different. More convenience usually leads to higher premium fees in the financial industry. Images courtesy of Shutterstock, coinatmradar.com The post Bitcoin ATMs Have Spread to 4,000 Locations Globally appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

4 days ago

Coinbase.com Adds Brave’s BAT Leading to Traders ‘Selling the News’

Basic Attention Token (BAT) has created a name for itself thanks to revolutionizing and starting web 3.0 by being the native currency of the decentralized web browser Brave. Now it comes into mainstream trading by being listed on Coinbase a week after being listed on Coinbase Pro. Coinbase made the announcement, stating that its users can now buy, sell, trade and transact with BAT on its cryptocurrency exchange platform on desktop along with the mobile versions. However, BAT will not be available for trading for residents in the state of New York on both Coinbase and Coinbase Pro as of now. As per Coinbase’s current listing BAT is added in a list which includes, Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), USDC and ZRX. Coinbase is currently working on accelerating the crypto asset addition on its exchange platform. Coinbase added 0x in October, to start the initial stages of adding ERC-20 tokens. The same month concluded with an addition of Coinbase’s stablecoin with Circle called USDC which is pegged to the U.S Dollar. Zerocrypted Opinion - BAT being added on Coinbase Pro saw the price rising from $0.25 to $0.36 however following the announcement on Coinbase Consumer BAT fell by more than 8.5%. The primary reason was the cashing out of gains by investors. The phenomenon known as ‘buy the rumour, sell the news’ has repeated once again. People bought at the time of rumours that BAT will be included in Coinbase Consumer Currently at the time of writing BAT has seen a fall in price at $0.295685 as compared to $0.363909 about 15 hours back. With such patterns, it will be interesting to see what levels ZCash (ZEC) increases when listed on Coinbase PRO and then what levels it will fall after it is listed on Coinbase.com. Image Source - Flickr The post Coinbase.com Adds Brave’s BAT Leading to Traders ‘Selling the News’ appeared first on Zerocrypted - Your Daily Cryptocurrency News, Guides And More.

5 days ago

Ditch Ethereum At Your Own Peril: DApp Founder

Ethereum (ETH) has had bad press lately. Erstwhile Ethereum dApps are moving onto other networks; prices are at rock bottom. At a conference not too long ago, one cryptocurrency trader described ether tokens as “practically dogshit.” But through all of the trials and tribulations, some projects are rallying around to defend the grand old lady from mounting hostility. Ethereum is far from perfect, they say, but it is better than the other platforms out there. Uriel Peled is the co-founder of Orbs, an application for well-known consumer brands to use blockchain technology. Orbs is based on the Ethereum network; its principal purpose is to offer the technological equipage and infrastructure for big firms to build their own decentralized applications that are scalable, effective and secure. The project raised $118m in its ICO, which concluded in May this year. Speaking to Crypto Briefing over the phone, Peled explained how he had previously harbored deep-seated concerns about the platform: he didn’t think Ethereum had a future, due to crippling scalability issues which sapped confidence. “The network simply didn’t work,” he said. “It was a good proof-of-concept but my initial view was that it would be superseded by the next generation of platform networks.” “Now I think that the Ethereum network isn’t going anywhere”, he added. The network offers Ethereum dApps security Peled thinks of Ethereum as the basic technological standard for the sector. There are hundreds of active ERC20 tokens (of varying quality) in the space. Most projects originally launched their public sales on the network, and ether tokens were the moneta franca during last year’s ICO boom. “People and projects are simply more familiar with it [Ethereum] than they are with other projects”, he said. “I still haven’t seen a single network which can directly challenge them on this.” Further, and more importantly, it’s a secure network. Ethereum dApps can’t be compromised by the platform itself. Peled thinks this is often an overlooked factor by projects which fix their attention on scalability. He explains that Orbs has been able to create a scalable network while still being based on Ethereum. “Projects themselves can look at improving throughput, sure,” he said. “But the key factor is you can’t add security retrospectively. If the network itself isn’t that secure, then hackers and bad actors will have a backdoor into your dApp. To my knowledge there’s very little you can really do if that happens.” The community should see Ethereum as the ideal base layer, says Peled. It’s secure and familiar to most people, but projects can add their own features, like scalability or privacy, as additional layers. Essentially Ethereum will become the best-decentralized network if it’s treated as a foundation or base that other projects can layer-up on. “Do we need an entire blockchain for privacy payments?”, says Peled. “No, we don’t. Projects like Zcash and Monero are good at what they do for sure; privacy is important, but it’s overkill to construct an entire network for what is practically one feature.” “You could build a privacy payment layer just as well on Ethereum,” he adds. The best of the blockchain platforms? Ether prices, which are all-too-often the only metric for a project’s value, have been on a downward trajectory since the high of around $1350 at the beginning of the year. Some hope the $200 mark is the project’s floor price and that any move above represents a bullish signal. Could it ever return to its former glory? Who knows. Some suggest Ethereum could be one of the big winners in 2019, with a 300% surge in value. Still there are numerous predictions to the contrary that still think the price of ether will drop to $0. Price is always given pride of place, but what Peled says is different. In the long-term, it won’t so much be the price itself that will matter, but rather the network’s utility. In this framework, attributes such as security will matter far more. The EOSIO (EOS) mainnet launch was dogged by security concerns. At one point hackers managed to access Block.One’s email address and send thousands of spammy emails out to EOS holders. The community likes EOS because of its feeless transactions and scalability. But if the foundational layer is compromised, then it will always be limited. Dapps running on EOS could be fundamentally compromised. The grand old lady has been dealt a couple of substantial body blows over the last year. But security could help protect her from any further harm, and the Ethereum dApps are running to the rescue. The author is invested in ETH, which is mentioned in this article. The post Ditch Ethereum At Your Own Peril: DApp Founder appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

6 days ago

Plasma Halted as Ethereum Seeks Alternative Scaling in zk-SNARKs

Ethereum’s Achilles heel has always been scaling. Since its inception, developers have been researching different ways to scale the blockchain in order to increase network capacity and speed. Back in August 2017 Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, released an initial draft of the Plasma project which provided an off-chain layer 2 scaling solution. By spawning child-chains the work is carried out off the root chain which will alleviate the pressures on it under heavy load (think back to CryptoKitties). Plasma Problems Preventing Progress Developers have already built five different versions of the protocol but have run into various problems and the system has not been functioning as expected. Each new iteration of Plasma has created a new set of problems and cross version compatibility issues. Implementation of Plasma, along with other scaling solutions such as sharding has been slow, complicated and somewhat unpredictable. Plasma needs what is known as an ‘exit’ for funds to be recorded back on the root blockchain and this requires some highly complex mathematics to function. Researchers and developers are now turning towards an alternative scaling solution, one pioneered by privacy-centric crypto currency Zcash (ZEC). The use of zk-SNARKs (zero knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge) is a method of cryptographically proving knowledge of something without revealing what that something is. An example would be proving that you have enough Ethereum to make a transaction without revealing exactly how much ETH you actually have. At the recent Devcon4 Buterin proposed using zk-SNARKs which would enable the proof of knowledge that entire batches of transactions are correct. This would enable the network to process more transactions in batches than individually thus increasing its speed. Buterin said that the network could achieve 500 transactions per second in the near future. Ethereum currently supports about 15 transactions per second. This would work in the short term while developers focus on the longer term solution known as Serenity, Shasper, or Ethereum 2.0, though this is still likely to be a couple of years away. Prediction platform Gnosis is already exploring the use of zk-SNARKs to power a decentralized exchange using ‘snapps’ or ‘snark dapps’. Gnosis CTO, Stefan George, said that this approach has the potential to be more decentralized than Plasma, is far less complicated, and is ready for deployment in the near future. There is some overlap in the two technologies as zk-SNARKs could be used to make Plasma more private; however, this is also a few years down the line. Currently it seems that Ethereum’s short term scaling solution will come in the form of zk-SNARKs as Plasma gets sidelined for the time being. Image from Shutterstock The post Plasma Halted as Ethereum Seeks Alternative Scaling in zk-SNARKs appeared first on NewsBTC.

6 days ago

Where to Put Your Money in a Bear Crypto Market?

With Bitcoin down 68% and a number of top cryptocurrencies having lost over 90% of their value from their all-time high (ATH), where exactly one should invest their money in a bearish crypto market. Crypto Winter: Bear market of 2018 Cryptocurrencies have lost more than 50 percent of their value since they reached their peaks in early January. Bitcoin (BTC) is currently down over 68 percent from its all-time high (ATH) in mid-December at approximately $19,500. Ethereum (ETH) and XRP, the top cryptos are more than 85 percent down from their high in mid-January at about $1,400 and $3.85 respectively. Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Cardano (ADA), IOTA (MIOTA), Dash, Tron (TRX), Lisk (LSK), NEO, Verge (XVG), and QTUM have lost more than 90 percent of their peak values. Tether (USDT), the stable coin which is pegged by a dollar is also below $1 at $0.998, down over 17% from January peak at $1.21. The volatility has dropped to the lowest this year which is not at all encouraging for the investors to sink their feet into crypto waters. Moreover, the daily trading volume in the market has also taken a hit and registering low numbers. Investing in a Bear Market Nonetheless, New Wave Capital, a fully registered investment adviser co-founded by Albert Cheng and Stewart Hauser that was launched in July says the customers are still very much interested as many customers have invested more money into crypto. CEO Eric Campbell shares, “The kind of customers who would sign up during a downturn have more of a long-term approach to investing.” According to the firm, crypto investment is not for only accredited investors, but for regular people as well i.e. with an annual income range of $200,000 to $1 million net worth. With a minimum investment of $100, New Wave invests its customers’ funds across 15 cryptocurrencies viz. Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Litecoin LTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Zcash (ZEC), OmiseGo (OMG), Golem (GNT), TenX (PAY), Numeraire (NMR), Civic (CVC), Basic Attention Token BAT), and 0x (ZRX). The options are rebalanced quarterly with the weighting based on an algorithm and a risk survey. As usually happens, in a bear market, bitcoin becomes the most favored cryptocurrency. However, Campbell is most bullish on the cryptocurrencies with a smaller market cap. “The smaller-cap altcoins have the largest potential, we think. In a bear market, everyone moves away from altcoins and they go back to what has been traditionally more resilient, which is bitcoin. They think it’s a safer asset. But when we come back to another bull market in the future, we think people will go back to altcoins.” The post Where to Put Your Money in a Bear Crypto Market? appeared first on Coingape.

6 days ago

Cryptocurrency Market Update: South Koreans Keeping Zcash (ZEC) Climbing

FOMO Moments Friday markets are still in decline; Zcash and Stellar opposing the drop, Dogecoin and BAT getting dumped. Yesterday’s decline has continued today though its momentum has slowed a little. Crypto market capitalization has fallen below $215 billion as all hopes of a real recovery have by now evaporated. Bitcoin has dropped almost a percent on the day taking it back down to $6,440. BTC is still consolidating in a channel between $6,300 and $6,600 where it has been since the end of September. Ethereum is also sliding back from its three week high and has dropped half a percent on the day to $213. Altcoins are still predominantly red as the selloff continues during the morning’s Asian trading session. There is only one beacon of green in the top ten this Friday morning and that is Stellar up over 5% to $0.263. The big airdrop from Blockchain.com appears to be driving momentum for XLM at the moment. The rest of the top ten are falling back with Monero losing the most at 3% to $107. The top twenty is also completely red aside from Zcash which has made 5.5% to take ZEC to $135. Trade volume has jumped from $110 million to $170 million with the majority of that, over 80%, on Bithumb in KRW at the moment. South Koreans are loading up on ZEC this morning. Maybe all the recent talk of zk-SNARKs has revived interest in this privacy-centric altcoin. Dash is the biggest loser shedding over 4% to $163, and the rest are falling a percent or two from yesterday’s levels. Today’s big fomo pump is Eternal Token surging 27% on the day. A patent application appears to be driving XET momentum right now. WAX is also pumping with a 16% gain and Decentraland is up almost 10% on the day. Getting beat up is BAT dropping 10% and Dogecoin falling 8%. Even a Coinbase listing is not enough for altcoins to cling on to their gains these days. Less than a percent has been dropped from total crypto market capitalization over the past 24 hours. Markets currently stand at just over $214 billion and the sideways channel oscillating between around $190 billion and $225 billion has been intact for over two months now. The bulls are not strong enough to force a breakout just yet as the bears keep pushing them back down. Bitcoin dominance has crept back over 52% once again as altcoins lose their latest gains. FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals. The post Cryptocurrency Market Update: South Koreans Keeping Zcash (ZEC) Climbing appeared first on NewsBTC.

6 days ago

BAT Goes Live On Coinbase Consumer, Falls 6%

Coinbase Adds Second (Third?) Ethereum-based Token As reported by Ethereum World News last week, Coinbase Pro, the San Francisco-based startup’s platform for professional traders, revealed support for Basic Attention Token, the digital asset of choice for the crypto-friendly Brave Browser. While the launch of the digital asset on Coinbase Pro was well-received by many, with the BAT/USDC pair opening its books on Thursday morning, it wasn’t clear when the Brave Browser-related token would be available on Coinbase Consumer (Coinbase.com) or through the startup’s iOS and Android applications. However, this changed on Thursday afternoon, as America’s largest crypto exchange issued a tweet and blog post to reveal that it was rolling out support for BAT on its consumer-centric platforms. BAT is now live at https://t.co/bCG11KveHS and in the Coinbase iOS and Android apps. Coinbase customers can log in to buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT. https://t.co/YgLcxAaMiT — Coinbase (@coinbase) November 8, 2018 Per the post, starting on Thursday, Coinbase customers will be able to buy, sell, send, receive, and/or store BAT, alongside the other crypto assets that the platform supports — Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, ZRX, and USDC. While BAT will apparently be available for Coinbase’s “customers in most jurisdictions,” the asset will not be accessible for New York State residents, in spite of the fact that the startup recently received a green light from the region’s primary market regulator in regards to cryptocurrency custody. Closing the announcement, the $8 billion upstart restated its goal to “accelerate asset addition” in the near future, along with ensuring that crypto investors are educated about this industry, even in spite of its nascency and relative size to legacy markets. Coinbase’s move to add BAT comes just weeks after the firm unveiled support for ZRX, the 0x ecosystem’s native asset, and USDC, an up and coming stablecoin backed by both Coinbase and Boston-based, Goldman Sachs-endorsed Circle, a budding fintech startup. BAT Loses 6%, Dumps To 30 Cents BAT’s appearance on Coinbase Pro saw the asset see a monumental run-up, with the ERC20 token moving from $0.25 to $0.36 in a matter of the four days following the original announcement. This move amounts to a 40% gain, which was evidently a breath of fresh air in the dismal crypto market. However, in direct contradiction to the so-called “Coinbase Effect,” BAT fell (and fell hard) on the news that it was finally added to Coinbase Consumer. More specifically, the asset took a 10% haircut at one point, underperforming BTC and ETH by upwards of 6-7%. Although BAT has since recovered, returning to $0.314 as the crypto market underwent a short-term reversal, the popular altcoin is still down 6% in the past 24 hours. Following BAT’s interesting bout of price action, CryptoGainz, a crypto commentator on Twitter, noted that “based on this brutal dump, I think it’s fair to conclude that [ZCash] ZEC will unironically dump to zero on [its] Coinbase listing.” While his comment was likely made in jest, Gainz’s comment regarding the “anti-Coinbase effect” and the platform’s future listees may hold credence. But for now, as many await Coinbase’s next listing, there may be some time for investors to sit on their hands, so to speak. Title Image Courtesy of Photo-Nic.co.uk nic on Unsplash The post BAT Goes Live On Coinbase Consumer, Falls 6% appeared first on Ethereum World News.

6 days ago

ZCash Price Enters an Accumulation Phase between $125 and $130

Most of the top cryptocurrency markets remain in the red, for the time being. That is primarily because Bitcoin is slowly bleeding value In such events, altcoins are often dragged down with this negative momentum. One notable exception in the top 20 is ZCash, as it remains in the green without much effort. ZCash Price Shows Lots of Positive Potential It is evident all of the top alternative currencies follow Bitcoin’s price curve first and foremost. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, it is also rather problematic when it comes to altcoins in general. This symbiotic relationship with Bitcoin hinders their chances of breaking out on their own power. Things are seemingly a bit different when it comes to ZCash, one of the privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies. In the past 24 hours, ZCash is the only notable currency to go in the green again. Every other currency has lost value, either in a marginal fashion or through medium-sized deficits. In the case of Zcash, however, things are very different, as it is still up by 1.6% in USD value and gained nearly 3% over Bitcoin itself. That is quite promising when looking at the bigger picture. Looking at social media, it seems GCG Market Research is paying a lot of attention to Zcash for the time being. They even go as far as claiming how ZEC will outperform potentially all other cryptocurrencies in the remainder of Q4. A very ambitious statement, as it will not happen unless there is some truth to the Coinbase listing rumors. So far, those are still false. Hot Crypto of the Week: ZEC - Zcash has had a strong week and we expect more strength. It may get listed on Coinbase in the coming weeks. We expect ZEC to outperform for the remainder of Q4. #GCGDA #Crypto #ZEC #Blockchain #Coinbase — GCG Market Research (@GCGMarketResear) November 8, 2018 There are those who tend to publicly debate the stagnating developments affecting other cryptocurrencies. Andreas H is one of those individuals, by the look of things. In fact, he sees this as a situation which will benefit the interest in Zcash. While there may be some truth tot hat idea, comparing both currencies in any way makes literally no sense whatsoever. I'm very glad I invested on #zec as well this will be very interesting and exiting times ahead. #cryptocurrency #eth https://t.co/N537pi4LdT — Andreas H (@swedish_gold) November 8, 2018 As is usually the case when cryptocurrency market prices make no real sense, arbitrage opportunities pop up out of nowhere. Arbing Tool confirms buying and selling ZEC across different exchanges can yield some very quick profits for virtually no work involved. Taking advantage of these market options is easier said than done, though. #ZECBuy at #Sistemkoin and sell at #Bitfinex. Ratio: 0.84%Buy at #Sistemkoin and sell at #HitBTC. Ratio: 0.79%Buy at #Sistemkoin and sell at #YoBit. Ratio: 1.57%Buy at #Cex and sell at #YoBit. Ratio: 1.33%#bitcoin #arbitrage #arbitraj #arbingtool https://t.co/xiFUPzcOcC — Arbing Tool (@ArbingTool) November 8, 2018 Based on the current market conditions, it seems unlikely ZCash can remain at this level for a long time. After all, no cryptocurrency ever escapes the vacuuming black hole that is Bitcoin. For the time being, it seems a value above $125 should be possible for a while longer, but retaking $130 may be a bit too difficult. 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 ZCash Price Enters an Accumulation Phase between $125 and $130 appeared first on NullTX.

7 days ago

New videos! This week the Zcash Perspectives series features...

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7 days ago

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

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

7 days ago

Daily Arbitrage Trading: TRX, DOGE, BCH, LTC, ETH, ZEC

Finding the right arbitrage opportunities to take advantage of can be a big challenge. There are numerous opportunities available every single day, yet most of them rely on individual exchange liquidity. YoBit continues to play a role of importance in this regard, primarily because its prices are higher for most altcoins compared to other exchanges. #6 TRON (KuCoin / Binance / YoBit) It would appear there is an arbitrage opportunity for TRX every other day, especially where the YoBit exchange is concerned. Its price is nearly 2% higher compared to KuCoin, Bitfinex, Binance, and HitBTC, which makes for many different arbitrage opportunities. Buying TRX on any of those exchanges should not be a problem, but YoBit is not the most liquid market for TRX at this time. #5 Dogecoin (HitBTC / Poloniex / Livecoin) For those looking for a potential Dogecoin arbitrage opportunity, different options are available at this time. Users can buy low on HitBTC or Poloniex and sell on Livecoin or YoBit. Both of those latter platforms have a price gap of 2% or slightly more, depending on which platform DOGE is bought at. #4 Bitcoin Cash (Bitfinex / LiveCoin / YoBit) One would not necessarily expect there to be any major Bitcoin Cash arbitrage opportunities across the exchanges. In most cases, that would be correct, but here is a clear gap between the BCH price at Bitfinex and selling it on Livecoin or YoBit. The latter option will yield more potential profit, assuming the liquidity pool is deep enough to explore this option. #3 Ethereum (Livecoin / YoBit) It is quite interesting to see how there can be a minor arbitrage opportunity for Ethereum two smaller exchanges. In the case of Livecoin, its price is lower compared to YoBit, which allows traders to explore a 1.1% arbitrage gap. A small opportunity, but one that can provide some profit regardless. #2 Litecoin (OKEx / Binance / Livecoin) Another top cryptocurrency is subject to small arbitrage profits when exploring the right exchanges. Buying Litecoin on OKEx and selling it on either Livecoin or YoBit can yield a pretty big profit. There is also an option to buy LTC on Binance or Poloniex and sell it on YoBit, depending on overall market liquidity at the time of trading. #1 ZCash (Bitfinex / Poloniex / YoBit) Traders of either Poloniex or Bitfinex can take advantage of a ZEC arbitrage opportunity involving Yobit. The price of ZCash on Bitfinex and Poloniex is 1% lower compared to YoBit, which makes for an easy arbitrage trade and associated profits. Similar gaps apply for buying on Sistemkoin, CEX, HitBTC, or Bittrex, and selling on YoBit. Information is provided by Arbing Tool. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Daily Arbitrage Trading: TRX, DOGE, BCH, LTC, ETH, ZEC appeared first on NullTX.

7 days ago

Revolutions and Counter Revolutions: Andreas Antonopoulos Reflects on 10 Years of Bitcoin

As Bitcoin approaches its 10th anniversary, its community, old and new, has begun taking stock of how a decade has come to alter or define the cryptocurrency — and what Bitcoin has done to alter or define the decade.Ten years has invited room for undeniable change. Bitcoin has seen roughly half a dozen market cycles, spawned a secondary market of more than 2,000 altcoins and laid the foundations for a surging blockchain industry. It has evolved from the obscure interest of cypherpunks and crypto anarchists to a viable, private currency that has provided a financial lifeline to underbanked, underprivileged populations in floundering economies. There are few voices so well equipped to reflect on the changes as Andreas Antonopoulos. One of Bitcoin’s chief evangelists and arguably its most vocal educator, Antonopoulos has spent the years following his industry entrance in 2012 traveling around the world to share his knowledge on the subject. His books, which include Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money, Vol. 1 and 2 and the forthcoming Mastering Ethereum, are praised as some of the space’s most thorough and informative reads.His impact on the space is something of a widely-recognized truth, one that has made him one of the industry’s most-respected and definitive thought leaders. While others were getting rich, he was enriching the community, reminding others that bitcoin is about much more than lambos and moon memes. A testament to his influence, the community rewarded him with donations amounting to about $1.6 million during the last bull run upon learning that he held little — if any — bitcoin. In the following interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Antonopoulos reflects on the metamorphosis the ecosystem has undergone, the lessons learned from these myriad changes and why, after 10 years of challenge, the ethos of Bitcoin itself has doggedly persisted.This interview is part of Bitcoin Magazine’s retrospective series for Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary. Starting from the white paper’s birthday on October 31, 2018, to Bitcoin’s launch on January 3, 2019, we’ll be publishing a series of interviews, op-eds and think pieces that reflect on where we’ve come from, where we are and where we’re going.Bitcoin Magazine: Just going straight into it, what has changed?Antonopoulos: So many things have changed. Where do I start?Back in the day, when I first got involved, this was a very small community, a very tight-knit community, a very focused community. There was a lot of commonality of purpose, and it felt very tight-knit. And I remember at the time, the main thing I wanted to explain and persuade people about was that this was bigger than payments. This isn’t just PayPal; this is bigger than that. It’s not just a payment network. And so, in order to express that, I said that it’s a platform. You’ve got to think of this not just as bitcoin but broader: the blockchain. That backfired badly. I wanted to broaden it a bit to give people vision, but what happened then, over the next three years, was that people took hold of the word “blockchain,” rammed it right over, and threw everything and the kitchen sink in there — a lot of things that have nothing to do with it. So, in four years, I came full circle and released a talk called “Blockchain vs. Bullshit,” which is my number one talk.So are you talking about the altcoin ecosystem?And even broader than that. The distributed ledger technology, private blockchain, bank-chain, business-as-usual, slap a word on it, “pretend it’s decentralized when it’s not” type of ecosystem. Trying to embrace, extend and diverge — derail even — this industry by hijacking it. Subsuming it completely. At the first conferences — even the first 2013 conference I went to — the suits had shown up and it was beginning to get that vibe. By the end of 2013, when the fourth or fifth bubble happened and the price hit $1,000, that’s when the suits really descended. So it felt like a tight-knit community and then the sharks started circling around, and they were all trying to grab a bit of this grand phenomenon and monetize your influence. And there was all of this shilly, shitty, disengenuous, fake “Hey! I’ve got a project. We’re going to revolutionize real estate, we’re going to revolutionize exchanges, we’re going to revolutionize medicine.” And most of it’s bullshit. Most of it is completely naked profiteering. So I had to turn it around and refocus it, try to figure out what is real, what is the real “killer app,” what are the real things that are happening.And did you come to the conclusion that it’s bitcoin?It’s not necessarily bitcoin. It’s about decentralized money and other decentralized things. But, of course, the core is decentralization. And money is a killer app in itself, if it’s decentralized.So that changed.The other thing that changed was that one of the things that attracts people to this space is the fact that it gives them the feeling of belonging to this kind of adventure — that goes a

8 days ago

Taiwan Prepares to Block Anonymous Cryptocurrency Transactions

Anonymous and privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies have always been a topic of controversy. Even though these currencies do not facilitate illegal activity by default, it seems the association with such activities is enough to make regulators nervous. In Taiwan, the government has decided to ban anonymous cryptocurrency transactions as part of the new Money laundering Control Act. Taiwan Makes an Interesting Decision As is always the case when a discussion regarding cryptocurrencies arises, the topic of anonymity is never far away. Most governments around the world are convinced Bitcoin is still an anonymous form of money, despite being far more transparent than the traditional banking ecosystem. The same applies to all other cryptocurrencies, which has many regulators concerned first and foremost. In Taiwan, a new amendment has been made to the Money laundering Control Act and the Terrorism Financing Prevent Act. This new change allows the local FSC the authority to crack down on anonymous virtual currency transactions. That in itself is pretty standard these days, as anonymous transactions are often linked to illegal behavior, either in online or offline fashion. The bigger question is what this means exactly for the future of anonymous cryptocurrencies in Taiwan. Monero, Dash, ZCash, PIVX, NulleX, and others may become non-grata in this country due to their default anonymous nature. Additionally, this particular trend would have different consequences for Bitcoin and other top cryptocurrencies down the line. Because of this new change, any bank across Taiwan can effectively reject anonymous transactions pertaining to virtual currencies. Such transfers will also be reported to the FSC if they are deemed suspicious. This will, by the look of things, to make it increasingly difficult for Taiwan residents to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the future, which is not a positive development by any means. While it is evident this measure is designed to make Taiwan less susceptible to money laundering, the approach raises a lot of questions. It appears Taiwan has effectively followed the example set by Japan a few months ago, as that country forced exchanges to remove all anonymous cryptocurrencies from domestic trading platforms. A lot of other Asian countries may take a similar approach in this regard, depending on how the new rules in Taiwan pan out. Any development in this department raises many questions and objections. Targeting cryptocurrencies specifically makes sense when looking at the bigger picture of money laundering, primarily because this is a brand new form of money. At the same time, there are many misconceptions regarding the alleged anonymity of different cryptocurrencies. This new framework seems to blur the lines even further, which is not necessarily a good thing by any means. The post Taiwan Prepares to Block Anonymous Cryptocurrency Transactions appeared first on NullTX.

8 days ago

Is Coinbase Trying to Disrupt Bitcoin’s Reserve Asset Status by Listing New USDC Pairs

In recent weeks two new cryptocurrencies have been listed on Coinbase, 0x and BAT. Both resulted in predictable pump and dumps immediately before and a few hours after the announcements. This is no surprise, but the fact that one of these two new listings is only available to trade in USDC could raise a few eyebrows. Stablecoins to disrupt Bitcoin’s dominance USD Coin, or USDC, is a dollar-pegged ERC20 stablecoin from Circle and Coinbase. It has been designed to rival Tether which has been embroiled in its fair share of controversy recently. According to the blurb on the website “CENTRE stablecoins are issued by regulated and licensed financial institutions that maintain full reserves of the equivalent fiat currency. Issuers are required to regularly report USD reserve holdings, and that information will be made available upon request.” According to Coinmarketcap USDC volume is currently $2.2 million with a market cap of $134 million, so still a long way off USDT. Coinbase Pro is now using USDC to facilitate trading on its exchange for US customers. Those in Europe and the UK on regular Coinbase will have Euros and GBP respectively. The notable thing now is that the latest newly listed cryptocurrency is ONLY available in USDC and not Bitcoin or fiat as has traditionally been the case. BAT was listed on Coinbase Pro over the weekend and the token predictably pumped 23% following the announcement. It is however only available in USDC which could be a sign of things to come when Coinbase lists more cryptocurrencies. The next most likely to be added to the platform are Stellar, Cardano and Zcash according company blog posts. Bitcoin has traditionally been the medium of choice for trading altcoins when fiat trading is unavailable. Some have observed that if the trend continues Coinbase could be trying to disrupt Bitcoin’s position as a reserve asset for the crypto space; Coinbase listed BAT only against USDC, not BTC. So if you wanna buy BAT (not that anyone should), you need to buy USDC first. Let's see if this trend continues with future pairs (or even existing ones), could be an attempt to disrupt BTC's status as reserve asset of this space. — Hasu (@hasufl) November 6, 2018 The battle for stablecoin supremacy has shifted gears in the last month with a new one appearing almost weekly. All of these fiat-pegged currencies are slowly weakening Bitcoin’s status as a crypto reserve for trading and hodling, but that maybe the intention of Coinbase and other exchanges such as Gemini. At the moment the majority of BAT trade is in BTC on Binance which has 65% of the total so there is no change as yet. However, if future pairs listed on Coinbase and other exchanges are only available in USDC, GUSD, or whatever the respective exchange is offering, then this could be the case. We will have to wait until the next announcement to see if this trend continues, which should not be that long. The post Is Coinbase Trying to Disrupt Bitcoin’s Reserve Asset Status by Listing New USDC Pairs appeared first on NewsBTC.

8 days ago

Crypto Arbitrage Today: USDT, TUSD, ZEC, TRX , XEM, ETC

Cryptocurrency arbitrage trading opportunities will always become apparent when a new day comes around. It is evident there are many different ways to make money with cryptocurrency, even if markets are not noting any real gains or losses. The following six coins are worth checking out in this department, as there is some decent money to be made. ZCash (YoBit / HitBTC / Bittrex) There are many different arbitrage opportunities where ZCash is concerned. Most exchanges have a lower price compared to YoBit, which allows for a quick and easy profit. Buying on HitBTC, Gate.io, CEX, Bittrex, or Bitfinex and selling on YoBit will result in profits of up to 1.8%. A more than healthy gain for doing little work, depending on overall liquidity across the different exchanges. TrueUSD (VeBitcoin / Binance) It has not been an easy time for stablecoins to do what they are designed to do: maintaining a peg to the US Dollar. In the case of TrueUSD, the value on Vebitcoin is slightly below that on Binance, which makes for some interesting opportunities. There isn’t a ton of liquidity at these prices on Vebitcoin, but the early bird can still get the worm. Ethereum Classic (Gate / Binance/ YoBit) Buying any cryptocurrency on an exchange that isn’t YoBit and selling it on YoBit seems to result in profits these days. For those looking to trade Ethereum Classic, buying on Gate, Koineks, Binance, KuCoin, or Poloniex will allow for some easy profits. Gains of 2% should be achievable without too many problems. XEM (Koineks / Livecoin / YoBit) Despite a rather tough year for XEM, it seems the altcoin is still in demand and can effectively lead to some arbitrage profits. Buying XEM on either Koineks or Livecoin and selling on YoBit can result in a profit of 5%. That is a lot of good money waiting to be made for doing virtually nothing at all, assuming there is sufficient liquidity. TRON (HitBTC / Bitfinex / OKEx) Numerous exchanges offer TRX trading, albeit often at slightly different prices. As of right now, there is a good chance buying TRON on HitBTC, Gate, Koineks, Bitfinex, Binance, or OKEx will allow users to score a quick 1% profit by flipping TRX on YoBit. A very peculiar option, primarily because the potential profit is nearly identical for buying on any of the listed exchanges. USDT (KuCoin / Bittrex / BtcTurk) It is somewhat unusual to see stablecoins offer arbitrage opportunities in Turkey. For the time being, buying USDT on BtcTurk, Koineks, Sistemkoin, or even Bittrex and selling it on KuCoin will result in profits of up to 1.7%. That is quite good money to be made from one of the most liquid stablecoin pairs which is used across dozens of exchanges in this day and age. All information is provided courtesy of Arbing Tool. Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency. The post Crypto Arbitrage Today: USDT, TUSD, ZEC, TRX , XEM, ETC appeared first on NullTX.

8 days ago

Europe's Bitpanda Exchange Lists Cardano (ADA) and Fully Integrates Zcash

European cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda has announced its support for Cardano (ADA), the No. 8 cryptocurrency based on market cap. Trading in ADA launched on Nov. 6, and the coin is currently up 5% to $0.08. Bitpanda had a couple of other announcements today, including the “full wallet integration of Zcash to Bitpanda” and the end of beta for the Bitpanda app. Testers of the Bitpanda app applauded the app on Twitter, and the company said to “stay tuned for news." Bitpanda also hired Philipp Bohrn for a new division the exchange is creating, the details for which are sparse. The company says it’s close to meeting its goal of 100 team members. (GT)

8 days ago

Toronto-Based Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Lists Ethereum Classic (ETC)

Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare announced that it has added support for Ethereum Classic (ETC), the No. 16 cryptocurrency based on market cap. According to the announcement: “You can fund and withdraw ETC directly and buy/trade it through our Quick Trade feature.” The ETC Cooperative tweeted that Coinsquare is a “fast-growing exchange in Canada.” One follower asked when the exchange would support a privacy coin like Zcash, in response to which the Coinsquare team said they would "add that to the list of coins to chat about." (GT)

8 days ago

Stellar Foundation to Airdrop $150 Million in XLM to Blockchain Wallet Users

The Stellar Development Foundation has partnered with the Blockchain Wallet to airdrop $125 Million worth of XLM to the users of the wallet. According to The Block, the first batch of XLM will be distributed this week to all who sign up to use the Blockchain wallet. The team at the Stellar Development Foundation is hoping that the partnership will further the adoption of XLM to rival other cryptocurrencies in the market. Jed McCaleb, co-founder of Stellar, had this to say about the airdrop: We believe that airdrops are central to creating a more inclusive digital economy. Giving away lumens for free is an invitation to communities to design the services they need. By working with Blockchain to increase the availability and active use of lumens on the network, we will increase the network’s utility by many orders of magnitude. $25 Worth of XLM Each With respect to the value of XLM being airdropped per user, the team at Blockchain wallet states that once identity has been verified after signing up on the wallet, $25 worth of XLM will be distributed to each individual. There is also a first-come first-served clause in the airdrop that states: Offer available until XLM giveaway supply is depleted. Limit of one XLM airdrop per person, unless participating in any bonus activities. A person can receive the XLM airdrop in only 1 Blockchain Wallet. XLM is provided on a first come first rewarded basis, with priority for those with the oldest, completed (i.e., accounts with a verified email address) Blockchain Wallets. Participants must have an eligible account, be willing to verify their identity, and reside in an eligible market or jurisdiction. The list of eligible countries is available here. Once the airdrop is received, the owner is free to use it how they see fit. Pending Coinbase Listing of XLM After the listing of Ox (ZRX) and Basic Attention Token (BAT) on the popular American trading platform of Coinbase, speculation is high that Stellar (XLM) is the next digital asset to be supported. Earlier on in the year, Coinbase had expressed interest in listing the following digital assets: ZRX, BAT, XLM, Cardano (ADA) and ZCash (ZEC). With ZRX and BAT being listed, the remaining three have been on the minds of many crypto traders. Looking at XLM, it might be the biggest gainer of the bunch with the double good news of a Coinbase listing and the XLM airdrop that is sure to ignite interest in the digital asset in the markets. What are your thoughts on the XLM airdrop? Do you plan on participating? Do you also believe XLM is next to be listed on Coinbase? Please let us know in the comment section below. [Military air drop image courtesy of aviationvoice.com] 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 Stellar Foundation to Airdrop $150 Million in XLM to Blockchain Wallet Users appeared first on Ethereum World News.

8 days ago

3 Short-Term Profitable ZCash Price Predictions

When it comes to predicting future cryptocurrency price momentum, the opinions can be very different between traders and speculators. In the case of the ZCash price, it seems a fair few people expect the value to dip later this year, rather than witnessing an uptrend. The following three predictions all seem to have some merit although it is difficult to tell which one - if any - will come true. #3 Imminent Short to $123 or Lower The most recent ZCash price momentum took a fair few people by surprise. After the bearish year of 2018, there were no real expectations for ZEC later in the year. As such, this recent push past $125 is pretty interesting to note, albeit ErenErinc is confident this positive spell will not last all that long. According to this prediction, the ZCash price will most likely fail to break the next resistance level near $128.3. If that is indeed the case, there is a very real chance ZEC will drop down to $123 first. Assuming that level will remain in place, further sideways trading will occur in the weeks to come. It is not the biggest drop-off to contend with, albeit it is still rather interesting regardless. #2 Short to $110 and Lower A completely different chart by Muhammetyuksel paints an even more bearish outlook for ZCash right now. He is confident ZCash is stuck in an ascending wedge, and until the resistance level near $130 can be broken, a further dip will happen eventually. At the same time, there is no guarantee the $130 level will not be broken in the next few days. Assuming this prediction comes true, however, it would appear the ZEC value may continue to trend down toward the $110 level again. This has been a key support level for this altcoin throughout September and early October. A very interesting chart to look at, albeit it will primarily depend on what happens in the next few days, by the look of things. #1 Long Until $250 As is always the case, the negative expectations surrounding Zcash are mixed in with at least one massively bullish chart. The upcoming resistance level of $130 will apparently be broken with ease, according to Mkouchi3. Once that happens, the floodgates will open for more money to pour into ZCash, effectively elevating the price all the way to $250 or possibly even higher. Although it remains to be seen if $200 or $250 is even a realistic target, this particular chart shows things could get very interesting moving forward. The ZCash price will undoubtedly remain a topic of conversation for quite some time to come, albeit the exact trend cannot be accurately predicted at this time. Even so, speculators will be waiting for whatever may come their way. The post 3 Short-Term Profitable ZCash Price Predictions appeared first on NullTX.

8 days ago


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