Since 2016, crypto-exchanges in South Korea have been hacked 7 times, with hackers stealing $99 million. Learn more and discover other news of the crypto market in the analytical report of the Golden Island private club.
We present to you a report filed by our analysts for October 8–14. The main market events on October 8–14, 2018
IBM food trust blockchain platform has been launched. Tech giant IBM announced the start of a commercial use of the IBM Food Trust blockchain platform based on the Hyperledger Fabric protocol. The platform will monitor the supply chains in the food industry. The European retail giant Carrefour, which operates 12,000 stores in 33 countries, has already joined the network.
The blockchain research lab at the China Electronics Standardization Institute is developing three blockchain standards for smart contracts, privacy and deposits that could be used in international practice.
Bitfinex denied rumors of insolvency and published links to cold wallets, which hold nearly $1 billion in bitcoins, $400 million on the ether and $200 million in EOS.
Binance will now spend all listing fees on charity. The amount of donations is up to the project.
Since 2016, crypto-exchanges in South Korea have been hacked 7 times, with hackers stealing $99 million. From 2015 to 2018, personal crypto wallets were hacked 158 times, but only in six cases hackers were caught, according to South Korean police.
For the first time, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority issued a license for managing crypto assets, which effectively grants the company the status of a traditional bank. The license was issued to Crypto Finance Group.
By the end of this year, the European Securities and Markets Authority will prepare a report stating its position on the regulation of token sales. At the same time, the ICO activity dropped by 90%, according to Autonomous Research report. This September, token sales raised $300 million, and this January — $2.4 billion.
In the next 5 years, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, together with IBM, will introduce the blockchain into the wired payment system of the country and create a digital identification system.
Roger Ver said he was looking for a partner to launch his own crypto-exchange. He may also purchase a ready-made platform. Bitcoin Cash will be the main currency on the new exchange.
Google believes that the main critics of Bitcoin — Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Roger Ver — are the CEOs of Bitcoin. If you google “bitcoin ceo”, a search engine will show Bitcoin’s so-called CEOs — head of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon, head of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffet and one of the main evangelists of Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin.Com CEO Roger Vera.
The People’s Bank of China believes that the stablecoins tied to the US dollar have a bad effect on the currencies of other countries. The bank urges to issue stablecoins tied to the yuan :-D
MasterCard files a patent for a blockchain system designed to store different currencies on the same platform by generating blocks for an exclusive network. This network stores different types of data in different blocks.
The US government imposed additional sanctions on Venezuela because of its national cryptocurrency. The developers of El Petro consider this free advertising.
Coinbase aims to enter the Japanese market next year. The company is already negotiating the license matters with the Japan Financial Services Agency.
In November, South Korea might lift the ban on ICO. This will be discussed at a meeting of the country’s regulators, where they will review the results of the September ICO study and pass a decision.
The first ever phone call through the blockchain was made from the Pundi X startup device called XPhone. The phone runs on Android and allows the user to exchange calls, messages and files.
The Singapore-based BK Global Consortium, which provides services in the field of surgery, bought 38% of the Bithumb stock exchange for 400 billion won ($350 million), making it the largest shareholder of the stock exchange.
Starting from 2019, the UAE companies will be able to officially launch ICO to raise capital. The Securities and Commodity Board will now treat crowdsales as the issue of securities.
The international payment systems (MPS) will take more stringent measures against cryptocurrencies: MasterCard will ban them starting on Monday, Visa — in December.
The new Minister of Science and Technology of Japan promotes active introduction of blockchain technologies.
As part of the emCash cryptocurrency launch campaign in Dubai, the payment startup Pundi X has made an agreement with emCredit — the credit department of the Dubai Ministry of Economic Development. This was shared in the company’s blog.
Market analytics from experts of the club for October 8–14, 2018
The last week was controversial. On the one hand, everything went according to plan: the price of BTC was growing very slowly, the altcoins skyrocketed, on the other hand, it was clear to everybody this could not last for a long time. In the middle of the week, the expectations became reality — BTC lost about $300 in price within an hour. This time, the total cap failed to observe the periodicity — it dropped by $17 billion on Thursday and remained at this level until the end of the week. Thus, $219 billion on Monday turned into $202 billion by the end of the week. Trading volumes were not particularly surprising: $12 billion on Monday, $16 billion on Thursday and $9 billion on Sunday. BTC dominated the market at 52–53% and up to 57% in the days of decline, followed by a reversal. The price for 1 BTC, as already mentioned, fell from $6,600 to $6,270 in the middle of the week, and recovered a bit to $6,330 at the end of the week ($6332 at the time of the report). There were no critical news, no far-fetched correlations with stock markets, and no fundamental reasons for such a decline. Most traders were happy with the current situation — the “pumps” of coins occurred every day. Top 10 coins showed complete correlation with the BTC price. In addition, intra-team and intra-project relations in the crypto-societies have strained, which was followed by a number of break-ups and heated public debates. There is a high chance that tycoons and market makers are trying to impose a thought that cryptocurrencies have no future. The advice is simple — to keep and purchase more strong coins, get rid of the weak ones and keep calm. The big gains are right round the corner!
Changes in the cost and capitalization of the TOP-10 cryptocurrencies in the period of October 8–14, 2018
TOP-3 growing coins from the long-term portfolio for October 8–14, 2018 (including portfolio updates) The fastest-growing coins during the last week are WaBi coins + 42% (a number of articles and ensuing pumps), IOTEX IOTX + 35% (partnerships), QuarkChain QRC + 20% (meetups and events in social networks)
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Is Bitcoin really 'useless' if it cannot be used for everyday transactions or can Ethereum and Bitcoin thrive together?
Hi ethtrader - I just posted this article on Bitcoin, where it really belongs. But since the discussions are normally no match for the ones found on here, I would like to get your guys opinion on this. FYI: I hold more Ethereum than Bitcoin, but am still a strong believer in both. I don't see why they can't lead this industry together, as they have different use cases. There are so many articles floating around the web about the advantages of Bitcoin, but I feel a large majority of them miss a vital point on why Bitcoin could be this revolutionary asset-class that completely changes the way the average person stores money, especially in Africa and Asia. The recent crazy rise of altcoins has lead to many doubting or hoping for Bitcoin to lose its spot as number one. Considering how long Bitcoin has been around, what it has survived and the recognition it has, I feel so much of this ‘new money’ still don’t believe Bitcoin is here to stay. Many are under the impression that if Bitcoin can’t be used for everyday transactions, it is or will be useless. I am here to argue otherwise. Satoshi's Vision Yes, the original vision of Satoshi Nakamoto was that Bitcoin became a peer-to-peer currency, though in the meantime the network has grown so large that transactions can take up to hours during peak times and average fees can range from anything between $3 and $20. These factors severely limit Bitcoin being used as a currency for everyday transactions. Maybe they can be fixed, but what if we look at Bitcoin more as ‘digital gold’, or as I like to call it an inflationary safe-haven asset. In this post I am going to explore the advantages of Bitcoin as an asset-class over traditional asset-classes, such as stocks, funds, gold etc. and why I believe it won’t so easily be dethroned as many like to claim. As you may have heard over the past few months, Bitcoin has been extremely successful in Venezuela. Their president, or shall I say ‘dictator’, Nicolas Maduro is committing crimes against his people and destroying the economy in a similar way to what Mugabe did with Zimbabwe 35 years ago. This has lead to the Venezuelan bolivar depreciating significantly, since August 2016 it has lost over 95% of its value. Therefore it is no surprise that people are turning to Bitcoin. But why choose Bitcoin over traditional asset-classes, such as stocks, gold or the Swiss Franc? Ease of Access Some most likely believe in the underlying technology, others foresee its growth continuing, but most likely a large portion purchase it because of ease of access to a ‘safe-haven asset’. Many people in these third or even second world countries do not have access to the banking services readily available to many of us in the West. In order to buy stocks, gold or fiat currency a minimum capital requirement is needed, with Bitcoin you can purchase almost any amount you wish. Even if Bitcoin is worth $1 Million one day, you would still be able to purchase $1 worth. Now some will argue that traditional asset-classes are regulated, less risky and have far lower volatility than Bitcoin. At the moment I couldn’t agree more, but in the long term, once Bitcoin has really gone mainstream and this huge influx of money has slowed down, we will most likely see a far more stable Bitcoin. It seems the opening of futures trading has already managed to calm Bitcoin down, though this may just be temporary since the run over the last couple months was so unprecedented. Costs of holding Bitcoin In the developed world anyone with internet access can buy Bitcoin. In third world countries it is slightly more difficult to purchase cryptocurrencies and they therefore often trade at a premium. Commissions vary from 0.1%-1% dependent on country, with third world countries being at the upper end. This is still better than traditional asset-classes. Even the cheapest stockbroker sites charge $5+ per trade and an additional fee for outgoing transfers. Gold is even more expensive, as commissions vary between 1–2%, with an additional 1–2% in the form of an annual holding fee. For cryptocurrencies we will likely see a completely decentralised exchange, as Binance claims in their whitepaper. Fees will decrease with time and the availability to trade fiat for crypto-assets will increase. Once you have purchased Bitcoin there are no costs, as there are with traditional investments. No costs arise from just holding Bitcoin, you don’t pay a management fee and definitely no annual fee to the bank for holding your money, which they reinvest anyway to profit for themselves. No central authority or spokesperson This I believe is one of the greatest advantages of Bitcoin. It can be held for free and easily transferred to whomever you choose without having to use an intermediary. Now I am sure many of you are aware that this isn’t just unique to Bitcoin. But Bitcoin offers one unique characteristic that gives it a big advantage over its peers and that’s the fact that it has no central authority and no spokesperson. No person’s actions can directly affect Bitcoin in the long term, in the short term yes, we all saw what Jamie Dimon managed to do after his ridiculous comments back in October. Though Bitcoin recovered quickly and this time with a vengeance! The downturn because of this event is due to the people not being able to fully wrap their heads around the concept of Bitcoin, the public is not yet convinced that it is here to stick around. But as time progresses such comments will have less and less of an impact on the price. Now you can claim that having Vitalik Buterin as a spokesman is beneficial. Though, as much as I love him and think he is a genius, I am sure there are others out there who think he is too geeky or too young to be the CEO of a beast like Ethereum. Inevitably humans are also prone to making mistakes, as an example just look at how Roger Ver’s interviews can negatively and positively affect the price of Bitcoin Cash or how Donald Trump’s actions affect the Dollar. Therefore, by having a community calling the shots, with no one person as a focal point, you minimise these risks, whilst providing more stability. I am sure this is one of the reasons why Satoshi Nakamoto has not revealed himself. Trust Furthermore, the longer Bitcoin stays around, the more trust it gains and slowly but surely the number of critics sink, (and start offering their clients the option to purchase Bitcoin futures). Bitcoin has a massive first mover advantage and outside the realms of the cryptocurrency fanatics many will know what Bitcoin is over the word cryptocurrency. Some may have heard of Ethereum or Bitcoin Cash, but that’s normally as far as it goes. People are far more likely to trust something that has a proven track record, a name they have heard of multiple times through friends or the news, is often more appealing than something unknown. For example when purchasing a laptop are you going to buy a new make that claims to be better, faster and cheaper but has only been around for a few years, or go for a make that is well known and has a proven track record that it works. Now since most of you reading this are early adopters you may be more willing to take a risk and purchase a new make, but the large majority are going to go for a Dell, HP, Apple, Acer etc. Unfortunately, we have this herd mentality ingrained into us and most tend to follow the accepted trends, through which we minimise our risks. Problems that probably need addressing There are currently some disadvantages to Bitcoin that need to be addressed, such as the slow transaction times and high fees, but I do not see these being a big hindrance to Bitcoin becoming a so-called safe-haven asset in the long term. With time I am confident these issues will be addressed, though even with them, Bitcoin still offers more advantages over the traditional monetary system than disadvantages. It has no minimum capital requirement, no upkeep fee, low commissions and is in theory deflationary. The slow transaction times and high costs in comparison to other cryptocurrencies may even incentivise people to hold it for a longer period of time, thus giving it stability. I strongly believe if people can easily and for a low cost store their money in an asset that is relatively stable we will see a big change in the current banking system. If you have a phone and a data plan, Bitcoin is utilisable. And already, smartphones are in nearly every pocket, even in Africa, and a worldwide internet might already be on the horizon. 2 billion people around the world are still unbanked and if Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general can gain the trust of the people, just maybe we will see these 2 billion leapfrog the traditional banking system, just like many parts of the world leapfrogged landlines and went straight to cellular networks. But, but Bitcoin Cash? I have left Bitcoin Cash out on purpose, as it will very likely be far more volatile than Bitcoin for the foreseeable future. It is far too new to be mentioned as the ‘new Bitcoin’, the only reason it's successful is because it was a fork and has the Bitcoin brand name. At the moment it is still inferior to many coins out there and only processes a fraction of the number of transactions in comparison to Litecoin. Only recently did the number of Bitcoin Cash transactions surpass those of the infamous Dogecoin, according to bitinfocharts.com that is. This recent price spike looks artificial and I believe large quantities are locked up by whales, who in turn started the pump. It was no surprise to me that the Bitcoin.com co-founder came out and claimed to have dumped Bitcoin. After all, Roger Ver is the owner of Bitcoin.com, that should make his motives pretty clear. I am just putting my opinion out there, again not hating on Ethereum, just want to know what your guys opinion on this is. If you think this article deserves some more exposure, please head over to Medium and SLAP that clap button, or hold it down. Helps a lot with exposure: https://medium.com/@bendylan_93514/is-bitcoin-useless-if-it-cannot-be-used-for-everyday-transactions-81273d6b3287
Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange that’s been gaining momentum over the past few months. Here’s our Binance review. What Is Binance? Binance, found online at Binance.com, is a popular cryptocurrency exchange currently sitting in the top 20 exchanges by volume.. The exchange has particularly strong volume in pairs like NEO/BTC, GAS/BTC, ETH/BTC, and BNB/BTC. Early on Tuesday 29 Sep, Roger Ver announced the arrival via his Twitter feed: As visible in Ver’s tweet, the new devices sport the URL of the pro-BCH publication, Bitcoin.com. Meanwhile, what appears to be the machine’s default screen features Bitcoin Cash’s green branding. Bitcoin Cash, the blockchain protocol that increased block size to 8MB in order to improve its speed, split from the Bitcoin chain in a hard fork on 1 August 2017, and was initially fervently championed by a number of crypto influencers that included Jihan Wu, founder of Bitmain, Roger Ver, influential investor and Wright. Anleitung: einfach in Bitcoin Investieren in drei Schritten Schritt 1: Konto bei Trading Plattform eröffnen. Bevor man in Bitcoin investieren kann, muss man sich als erstes ein Konto bei einer Trading Plattform erstellen, die die Währung unterstützt.. Dabei fällt unsere Wahl auf eToro.Hier ist die Kontoeröffnung besonders einfach und benötigt noch nicht einmal eine Verifizierung bei ... Roger joined us to discuss Bitcoin’s incredible potential to foster liberty. We also discussed how the current stalemate about how to scale Bitcoin is threatening that potential. And, finally, the mining pool operated by his site Bitcoin.com that is supporting the Bitcoin Unlimited client.Topics discussed in this episode:- How Roger Ver became the first investor in Bitcoin startups- What the ... Roger Ver begann bereits 2011 in Bitcoin zu investieren. Er war schnell überzeugt von der Technologie und investierte im selben Jahr über eine Millionen Dollar in die aufkommenden Kryptoprojekte Ripple, blockchain.info, Bitpay und Kraken. Sein Unternehmen Memorydealers war das erste, das Bitcoin als Zahlungsmittel akzeptierte. Em 2016, quando ele foi libertado da prisão, ele fundou a Intellisys Capital, vendendo carteiras de investimentos em empresas de blockchain. 1. Roger Ver – US$ 52 milhões. Roger Ver é conhecido como “Jesus do Bitcoin”. Ele é o milionário de bitcoin mais rico (sem contar FBI e Satoshi Nakamoto). Roger já era um milionário quando se ... Roger Ver is facing a different type of welcome in his new hometown of Antigua and Barbuda. CoinGeek has learned that representatives of Dr. Craig Wright have filed a defamation claim with the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda against the Bitcoin.com chairman, who has acquired Antiguan citizenship courtesy of the sovereign state’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). The prominent Bitcoin Cash backer and crypto tycoon Roger Ver has quietly moved his positions within the flagship company, Bitcoin.com. As reports shared in the altcoin news show, the (formerly known) CEO of Bitcoin.com – which is often confused with the CEO of Bitcoin itself by newcomers – Ver is now listed on the site as the executive chairman. In an announcement on Twitter, Bitcoin.com, the domain run by the leading proponent of Bitcoin Cash, Roger Ver, has said that it will be setting up an ecosystem fund to the tune of $200 million next year to support the growth of businesses using the forked Bitcoin chain.. The fund will be available for those businesses that decide to expand and grow by building upon the Bitcoin Cash chain.
Roger Ver VS Charlie Lee + Binance DE-LISTINGS! - Today's Crypto News
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