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CZ steps down as head of Binance as scandal emerges
The CEO of Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is the latest addition to a growing list of crypto personalities facing legal trouble and is resigninging following the company's admission of guilt on Tuesday to various charges, including violations of the Bank Secrecy Act—an anti-money laundering law.
In response to these transgressions, Binance has agreed to a historic settlement, agreeing to pay over $4.3 billion, marking the most substantial penalty ever imposed by the Treasury Department as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, in prepared remarks, asserted that Binance had engaged in "consistent and egregious violations of U.S. anti-money laundering and sanctions laws." The Justice Department, in a news release, further highlighted that Changpeng Zhao, the CEO, has pleaded guilty not only to the aforementioned charges but also to the failure to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program. 

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South Korean Gaming Conglomerate to Purchase Bithumb for $460M

BeInCrypto (BeIn News Academy Ltd), we're writing about crypto. BeInCrypto (BeIn News Academy Ltd), we're writing about crypto. 07.01.2021 14:58
Nexon, one of the largest gaming companies in South Korea and the world, has announced that it will be acquiring the Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange for approximately 500 billion won, approximately $460 million. South Korean agency Maekyung broke the news, stating that Nexon and Bithumb have officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to kickstart the process The deal will result in Nexon acquiring a ~65% stake in the Bithumb exchange. Bithumb is currently the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, so the acquisition may be a natural fit for both companies. Not Nexon’s First Foray Into Cryptocurrency If the deal goes through, this will be Nexon’s third acquisition of a major cryptocurrency exchange. The gaming giant is quickly becoming one of the most dominant players in the crypto exchange space. Nexon also owns other popular exchanges like Bitstamp and Korbit. Bithumb has reportedly been looking to offload ownership to a buyer for some time. Another firm almost acquired it in 2018, though, it may finally have found an ideal buyer in Nexon. The Deal Is Not Guaranteed Although an MOU has already been signed, it doesn’t guarantee that the deal will reach completion. There are still uncertainties surrounding the management practices at Bithumb. South Korea’s Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency investigated the exchange and its chairman Lee Jung Hoon in September. Authorities accused the firm of selling its native cryptocurrency, BXA, without listing the coin. Bithumb allegedly sold 30 billion won in tokens, almost $30 million, causing heavy investor losses after not listing the coin. Institutional Money Pouring In The investment reveals the organization’s confidence in the longevity of the cryptocurrency trading market. Several large international organizations have been investing or integrating crypto trading into their platforms. One such example is PayPal, which recently launched an internal trading platform that allows users to trade major cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether. PayPal’s exchange just set a new milestone with $100 million in daily trading volume. This figure is particularly high for a firm that has basically just launched trading capabilities. With all-time high bitcoin prices and ether on the cusp of its own record, capital is likely to continue pouring in. The post South Korean Gaming Conglomerate to Purchase Bithumb for $460M appeared first on BeInCrypto.
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Canada Launches First Bitcoin ETF: Is the US Far Behind?

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Canada’s Purpose Investments launched its bitcoin exchange traded fund on Feb. 11, according to its website. The Purpose Bitcoin ETF, which the Canadian government approved, becomes the first crypto exchange traded fund (ETF) in North America. CAD and USD versions will trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the tickers BTCC and BTCC.U respectively. According to the prospectus, the ETF will be audited by Big Four advisory Ernst and Young. Cidel Trust will handle custodian chores in Canada, while Gemini Trust Company, which is owned by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, is the sub-trustee for non-Canadian holdings. Canadian Connection to Gemini Gemini Trust is more than just a big name partner for Purpose Investments. The Winklevoss twins were among the first in the US to apply for a bitcoin ETF back in 2017. Their interest in institutional investment vehicles as well as the October 2020 integration of US tax calculation applications to their platform positions the company well as a sub-custodian in this case. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) denied the Gemini Trust bitcoin ETF application due to the immaturity of the bitcoin market at the time. However, the Winklevoss twins claim that they are still interested in pursuing this direction. Canada Now; US Next? Canada can now claim this first in bitcoin history for North America. In the US, Gemini is not alone in trying to gain SEC approval for an ETF. On Jan. 22, Valkyrie Fund filed an application with the SEC to establish an ETF. VanEck also dusted off its plans for a bitcoin ETF, which had been formally withdrawn in 2019. Hope for Change The change in the US after the presidential election brings some hope for the cryptocurrency community and professional investors. The latter entering the market in 2020 made the current bitcoin bull run possible. Thus far, institutional investors attempting to gain exposure to cryptocurrency do so through investment companies such as Grayscale. As a result, Grayscale Bitcoin Fund has been a huge success.  The ability to hold exposure and trade on North American markets was not possible in the US until Thursday. However, investors dealing on American markets are still stuck waiting. The Yellen Era Will the new Chair of the SEC, Janet Yellen, move the commission’s stance on crypto? She has given mixed messages since her tenure as head of the US Treasury Department. Two issues will show the direction of the SEC in the Yellen era. These are how the SEC handles the Ripple Labs case. The SEC, under former-Secretary Mnuchin, charged Ripple and two of its CEOs with selling unregistered securities. The other issue? ETFs. If Yellen makes a change regarding ETFs, then the US may eventually catch up with Canada. The post Canada Launches First Bitcoin ETF: Is the US Far Behind? appeared first on BeInCrypto.
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Caution, the crypto sector is getting a bit overheated in the short-term

Florian Grummes Florian Grummes 13.05.2021 12:41
It’s been a massive rally over the last 15 months in the crypto sector since bitcoin bottom at US$3,800 on March 13th, 2020. reaching price at around US$65,000 bitcoin saw a price explosion of more than 1,600%! Now however the sector seems ripe for some form of a healthy pullback and a breather. Bitcoin – Caution, the crypto sector is getting a bit overheated in the short-term!ReviewBitcoin year to date, Daily Chart as of May 10th, 2021. Source: TradingviewSince the beginning of the year, the price of Bitcoin has increased by almost 100%. Thus, the outperformance of Bitcoin compared to almost all other asset classes continued mercilessly. It seems as if bitcoin, or rather the crypto sector, wants to suck up everything like a black hole.Bitcoin´s waning momentum is a warning signalHowever, the Bitcoin markets have also been witnessing an increasingly waning momentum since late February. In particular, the pace of the rise had slowed down more and more since prices pushed above US$60,000 in March for the first time. Although another new all-time high was reached on April 14th at around US$65,000, the bulls are showing more and more signs of fatigue after the spectacular rally. Interestingly enough, this last new all-time high coincided exactly with the stock market debut of Coinbase.Only a few days later, a significant price slide down to just under US$50,000 happened, which was caused by a huge wave of liquidations. According to data provider Bybt, traders lost a total of more than US$10.1 billion that Sunday through liquidations forced by crypto exchanges. More than 90% of the funds liquidated that day came from bullish bets on Bitcoin or other digital currencies. In this regard, the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance was at the center of the earthquake with liquidation worth nearly US$5 billion. As the price of bitcoin fell, many of these bets were automatically liquidated, putting further pressure on the price and leading to a vicious cycle of further liquidations. Many (especially inexperienced) crypto traders were wiped out without warning.Year to date gains sorted by market-cap. Source Messari, May 10th 2021.After a quick recovery back to US$56,000, bitcoin continued its correction and fell back to US$47,000 by April 25. Since then, it has managed a remarkable recovery, as the bitcoin bulls are trying hard to restart the uptrend. So far, this recovery has at least reached a high of US$59,600. Nevertheless, the price development of bitcoin remains rather tough until recently, while numerous altcoins and so called “shitcoins” experienced incredible price explosions in recent weeks.The exciting question now is whether the current recovery remains just a countermove within a larger correction or whether the turnaround has already been seen and Bitcoin is therefore on the way to new all-time highs?Technical Analysis For Bitcoin in US-DollarBitcoin, Weekly Chart as of May 13th, 2021. Source: Tradingview.On the weekly chart, bitcoin has been stuck at the broad resistance zone between US$58,000 and US$65,000 for the past two and a half months. At the same time, the bulls continue trying to break out of the uptrend channel which is in place since 14 months. However, the recent pullback has so far only begun to clear the overbought situation, if at all. A somewhat larger pullback or simply the continuation of the consolidation would certainly do the market good. On the downside, the support zone between US$41,000 and US$45,000 remains the predestined support zone in case the bears should actually show some more penetration. If, on the other hand, price rise above approx. US$61,000, the chances for a direct continuation to new all-time highs increases quite a lot.Weekly Chart with a fresh sell signalOverall, the big picture remains bullish and higher bitcoin prices remain very likely in the medium to longer term. However, since reaching US$ 58,000 for the first time at the end of February, bitcoin has been increasingly weakening in recent weeks. Another healthy pullback towards the support zone of US$41,000 to US$45,000 USD could recharge the bull´s batteries. With fresh powers a breakout to new all-time highs in the summer is likely. Obviously, a good buying opportunity cannot be derived from the weekly chart at the moment. Rather, the stochastic sell signal calls for patience and caution.Bitcoin, Daily Chart as of May 13th, 2021. Source: TradingviewOn the daily chart, bitcoin slipped out of a bearish wedge on April 14th and has been attempting a countermovement since the low at just under US$47,000. However, this recovery is somewhat tenacious and currently hangs on the upper edge of the uptrend channel. Given the overbought stochastic and the relatively large distance to the exponential 200-day moving average (US$41,694), another pullback has an increased probability. The liquidation wave on April 18th clearly showed how quickly the whole thing can slide, given the exuberant speculation with derivatives and leverage.Of course, the bulls (and thus rising prices) have always a clear advantage in a bull market. Also, in view of the huge monetary expansions, speculation on the short side is not recommended. One is better advised with regular partial profit-taking (without selling one’s core long positions completely) as well as a solid liquidity reserve, with which one can take advantage of the opportunities that arise in the event of more significant pullbacks. The blind “buy & hold” or “hodl” strategy has also proven its strengths and can rightfully be maintained given the bullish medium to longer-term outlook.Daily Chart now on a sell signalSummarizing the daily chart, bitcoin is so far “only” in a countermovement within the pullback that began on April 14th. Only with a breakout above approx. US$61,000 the bulls would clearly be gaining the upper hand again. In this case, a rally towards approx. US$69,000 USD becomes very possible. On the downside, however, bitcoin prices below US$53,000 would signal that the bears have successfully fended off the breakout above the upper edge of the uptrend channel in the short term. The next step would then be a continuation of the correction and thus lower prices in the direction of the support zone around US$44,000 as well as the rising exponential 200-day moving average.Sentiment Bitcoin – Caution, the crypto sector is getting a bit overheated in the short-termBitcoin Optix as of May 9th, 2021. Source: SentimentraderThe rather short-term “Bitcoin Optix” currently reports a balanced sentiment. What is striking is the fact that the last sentiment highs since February have always been weaker. I.e. the sentiment momentum is falling. At the same time, the temporary panic on April 25th brought an exaggeration to the downside (panic low = green circle), with which the ongoing recovery can be explained.Crypto Fear & Greed Index as of May 12th, 2021. Source: Crypto Fear & Greed Index The much more complex and rather long-term “Crypto Fear & Greed Index” currently indicates a slightly exaggerated optimism or “increased greed”.Crypto Fear & Greed Index as of May 12th, 2021. Source: SentimentraderIn the very long-term comparison, sentiment is somewhat overly optimistic.Overall, quantitative sentiment analysis is increasingly sending warning signals. In particular, the decreasing momentum of the sentiment peaks with simultaneously exploding altcoin prices must be taken seriously. Therefore, a contrarian entry opportunity is definitely not present in the crypto space. Instead, one is well advised to wait patiently for the next wave of panic or liquidation.Seasonality Bitcoin – Caution, the crypto sector is getting a bit overheated in the short-termBitcoin seasonality. Source: SeasonaxStatistically, the sideways spring phase for bitcoin ends at the beginning of May. This has often been followed by a sharp rally into June. However, this year bitcoin only reached an important high on April 14th and has been consolidating since then. Hence, the seasonal pattern doesn’t really match up with this year’s price action so far.In conclusion, the seasonality is basically changing from neutral to green these days. However, the course of the year has not been in line with the seasonal pattern. A continuation of the consolidation therefore seems more likely.Sound Money: Bitcoin vs. GoldBitcoin/Gold-Ratio as of May 10th, 2021. Source: TradingviewAt prices of US$58,075 for one bitcoin and US$1,835 for one troy ounce of gold, the bitcoin/gold-ratio is currently trading at around 31.7. This means that you currently have to pay almost 32 ounces of gold for one bitcoin. Put the other way around, one troy ounce of gold currently costs about 0.03 bitcoin. Thus, bitcoin has been running sideways against gold at a high level for a good month and a half.You want to own Bitcoin and gold!Generally, buying and selling Bitcoin against gold only makes sense to the extent that one balances the allocation in those two asset classes! At least 10% but better 25% of one’s total assets should be invested in precious metals physically, while in cryptos and especially in bitcoin one should hold at least between 1% and 5%. If you are very familiar with cryptocurrencies and bitcoin, you can certainly allocate much higher percentages to bitcoin on an individual basis. For the average investor, who is primarily invested in equities and real estate, 5% in the still highly speculative and highly volatile bitcoin is a good guideline!Overall, you want to own gold as well as bitcoin, since opposites complement each other. In our dualistic world of Yin and Yang, body and mind, up and down, warm and cold, we are bound by the necessary attraction of opposites. In this sense you can view gold and bitcoin as such a pair of strength. With the physical component of gold and the pristine digital features of bitcoin you have a complementary unit of a true safe haven for the 21st century. You want to own both! – Florian GrummesMacro Outlook and Crack-Up-BoomFED Balance Sheet. © Holger Zschaepitz via Twitter @Schuldensuehner, May 7th 2021.The U.S. Federal Reserve’s total assets continued to rise in recent weeks, reaching a new all-time high of USD 7,810 billion. The biggest increase was in holdings of U.S. Treasury securities, which rose by USD 25.66 billion to a total of USD 5,040 billion.ECB Balance Sheet. © Holger Zschaepitz via Twitter @Schuldensuehner, May 4th 2021.The ECB balance sheet also reached a new all-time high of EUR 7,568 billion. Driven by ultra-lax monetary policy (quantitative easing), total assets rose by a further EUR 9.7 billion. The ECB balance sheet is now equivalent to 76.2% of euro area GDP.Bloomberg Commodity Index. © Holger Zschaepitz via Twitter @Schuldensuehner, May 5th 2021.Due to these massive monetary expansions, the consequences of this irresponsible central bank policy are now slowly but surely becoming more and more apparent. For example, the Bloomberg Commodity Index has more than doubled since March 2020 and most recently rose to its highest level since 2011. Numerous commodities are reaching new highs, fueling inflation fears. The loss of confidence in fiat currencies typical of the crack-up boom is taking hold. This mass psychological phenomenon is gradually building up and may already be unstoppable. The accelerating crack-up boom is the ideal environment for precious metals, commodities and cryptocurrencies.Mentions of Inflation. © Holger Zschaepitz via Twitter @Schuldensuehner, May 5th 2021.Even Bank of America (BofA) recently acknowledged in a commentary that “inflation is here.” In doing so, they referenced the exploded number of mentions of “inflation.”Conclusion: Bitcoin – Caution, the crypto sector is getting a bit overheated in the short-termEthereum new all-time highs © Holger Zschaepitz via Twitter @Schuldensuehner, May 10, 2021.One of the main beneficiaries of the increasing flight out of the fiat systems in recent months has been cryptocurrencies. First and foremost, it was bitcoin which led the way up for the entire sector. Now, the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ethereum, has risen to a new all-time high well above $4,300. Ethereum dominance reached a new record of 19%. Since the beginning of the year, Ethereum has thus gained nearly 500%.Bitcoin Dominance © Holger Zschaepitz via Twitter @Schuldensuehner, May 10, 2021.The market capitalization of the entire crypto sector did reach more than US$2.5 trillion. Mainly due to the price explosion in Ethereum and Altcoins during recent weeks, Bitcoin dominance had been fading down to below 44%.Ethereum Market Capitalization © Messari via Twitter @RyanWatkins_, May 10, 2021.With a Bitcoin dominance of below 40%, however, the air has always been very thin for altcoins in the past, and sharp pullbacks followed in 2017 and 2018. The speculative madness became particularly dramatic in the case of the fun and meme coin Dogecoin. This essentially worthless coin has been rising from US$0.005 to US$0.672 in just a few months, making it worth almost as much as the Daimler Group. Once again, the markets are thus providing an example of the extent to which the vast quantities of fiat currencies created out of thin air are distorting everything and fueling wild speculation.Be careful, be patient!Overall, it is imperative to advise caution in the current environment. While a long-term top in bitcoin is not yet in sight, a significant correction or sharp pullback should not come as a surprise and would be good for the overheated sector. The “worst case” envisages a pullback in the direction of around US$44,000. In this area, bitcoin would already be a buying opportunity again. In this scenario, the altcoins would temporarily but very likely take a severe beating. Subsequently, bitcoin could take the lead again and march on towards US$100,000 once this pullback is done. Alternatively, the tenacious sideways consolidation continues until bitcoin prices above US$61,000 confirm the continuation of the rally to new all-time highs.Analysis sponsored and initially published on May 10th, 2021, by Translated into English and partially updated on May 13th, 2021.Feel free to join us in our free Telegram channel for daily real time data and a great community.If you like to get regular updates on our gold model, precious metals and cryptocurrencies you can subscribe to our free newsletter.By Florian Grummes|May 13th, 2021|Tags: Bitcoin, Bitcoin correction, bitcoin crashing, Bitcoin dominance, Bitcoin Sentiment, bitcoin/gold-ratio, crypto analysis, cryptocurrency, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Ethereum correction, Gold, technical analysis|0 CommentsAbout the Author: Florian GrummesFlorian Grummes is an independent financial analyst, advisor, consultant, trader & investor as well as an international speaker with more than 20 years of experience in financial markets. He is specialized in precious metals, cryptocurrencies and technical analysis. He is publishing weekly gold, silver & cryptocurrency analysis for his numerous international readers. He is also running a large telegram Channel and a Crypto Signal Service. Florian is well known for combining technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis into one accurate conclusion about the markets. Since April 2019 he is chief editor of the cashkurs-gold newsletter focusing on gold and silver mining stocks. Besides all that, Florian is a music producer and composer. Since more than 25 years he has been professionally creating, writing & producing more than 300 songs. He is also running is own record label Cryon Music & Art Productions. His artist name is Florzinho.Florian GrummesPrecious metal and crypto expertwww.midastouch-consulting.comFree newsletterSource:
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Is it time to buy Coinbase?

Kseniya Medik Kseniya Medik 17.05.2021 15:39
Coinbase, one of the world’s top crypto exchanges, has started the year on a positive footing as it has become the first crypto exchange in history that went public. On April 14, it was listed on Nasdaq. However, 60% of its trading volume depends on Bitcoin and Ethereum, which have lost a large part of their value recently. For newbies, it can be frightening, but for experienced traders – it’s an opportunity to buy the dips. Bitcoin’s dominance wanes Coinbase may have problems if it continues to be as dependent on Bitcoin as it’s now as Bitcoin’s dominance is waning. That’s why the crypto exchange is adding new cryptocurrencies. For example, it has recently announced it would add Dogecoin to its exchange in 6-8 weeks (the one that Elon Musk called a ‘hustle’ in a Saturday Night show). What’s wrong with Bitcoin? As Elon Musk tweeted, Bitcoin mining requires a lot of electricity, which in turn increases the usage of fossil fuels and pollutes the environment. Indeed, this problem exists as bitcoin mining uses more electricity than most countries do. And if other eco-friendly companies join Tesla and reject payment in Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency may fall even deeper, and for Coinbase it would be a blow. Coinbase’s performance Coinbase’s earnings results came out slightly worse than expected, but the broad picture is great. The company has attracted 56 million users and its revenue tripled from the quarter before. Trade Coinbase and other stocks in our app FBS Trader and don’t forget that stock trading is available from 16:30 GMT+3 to 22:59, while crypto trading is available for trading 24/7! Coinbase is touching the dips these days. Therefore, it’s important to keep an eye on the chart as the reverse up may occur soon because the popularity of cryptocurrencies is growing despite all these negative factors mentioned above.
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Features and Advantages of New Elongate Crypto

FXMAG Team FXMAG Team 28.05.2021 12:48
Blockchain technology is changing the world, even though many people still see it just as a speculative novelty, and that making the decision to buy bitcoin is still safer and more profitable in the long term. Indeed, it is impossible to deny the impact of cryptocurrencies in the social environment and philanthropy, especially when looking at several projects that receive donations of digital coins. Elongate is one of the new projects that want to use blockchain technology to impact the lives of millions of people worldwide, providing a gateway between cryptocurrency donations and charities in need. In this article, you will discover the features and advantages of the Elongate project and its native token. Is There Any Affiliation Between Elongate and Elon Musk? Billionaire and tech industry entrepreneur Elon Musk is responsible for several recent events that led the crypto market to ups and downs, which includes Tesla's acquisition of US$1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin in early 2021. Plus, the eccentric billionaire caused a major impact on the market sentiment around Dogecoin, which led the meme coin to a major price appreciation and a record-breaking market cap, taking the cryptocurrency price to new heights. However, even though Musk is indeed an enthusiast of cryptocurrencies, as demonstrated in his social media recently, there is no affiliation between him and the Elongate project. Elongate Crypto - What Is It? Elongate is a crypto-based project that began as a parody of Elon Musk's tweet referencing the Watergate Scandal published on March 25, 2021. Once the idea became public, the project managed to reunite an active community with over 100k holders with the same purpose in mind. Hence, their main purpose behind the idea is to wield the power and capital of memes and internet culture to change the way people do charity. So far, the project has raised over US$1,000,000 for charity causes. Thus, the project pledges to give back 80% of all income generated to charity, putting a lot of effort into becoming the ultimate combo between philanthropic initiatives and cryptocurrencies. The project's native token, $ElonGate, is a high-yield deflationary cryptocurrency on the Binance Smart Chain. $ElonGate holders will be rewarded with transaction fees (10%), while a good sum of the collected fees will be also donated to charity. Explaining the ElonGate Token The Elongate coin ($ElonGate) is a BEP20 token issued on the Binance Smart Chain. The token has a total fixed supply of 1 Quadrillion tokens, so it will not be a problem for investors to acquire it. Initially, a pre-sale campaign was hosted by DxSale, a well-known cross-chain token management platform. Subsequently, the initial $ElonGate liquidity pool has been locked under DxSale's unique DeFiLaunch Certified Liquidity Locker to ensure the community's assets security. Out of Ethereum - Explaining the Binance Smart Chain Different from many projects launched in recent times, the project opted to structure its idea using the Binance Smart Chain instead of the Ethereum Network. For those unaware, the Binance Smart Chain (BSN) is a blockchain network that works in parallel to the Binance Chain. Hence, the Binance Smart Chain has exclusive features, such as offering EVM compatibility and smart contract functionality. Most importantly, the Binance Smart Chain offers interoperability, which means users can invest/trade in the network using their Ethereum-based wallets. Also, a great advantage of the Binance Smart Chain is that, in terms of transaction fees, the experience is much more affordable when compared to the Ethereum Network. Elongate Crypto - The Latest News Throughout several weekly live broadcasts, called charity parties with its close-knit community of investors, Elongate has donated funds to various charity organizations, including Children International, Action Against Hunger, and The Ocean Cleanup. On April 4, the Children International accepted the first donation of US $ 75,000, an amount that increased to US$325,000 at Elongate's latest fundraiser on April 18. Meanwhile, the entities Action Against Hunger and The Ocean Cleanup received a total of US$ 250,000 from the Elongate community. An additional commitment has been reserved for Big Green, which will join Elongate in a live broadcast event on the same day of this year's Earth Day celebrations. Big Green is a non-profit organization founded by Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson, with the purpose of creating healthy environments where children can learn and grow. Final Thoughts Elongate is a revolutionary project that aims to be the gateway between charity/philanthropy and cryptocurrencies. So far, the project managed to attract thousands of followers. Even though Elongate is still in the initial stage, the community members organized to maintain, manage and expand the project. At the moment, it is worth noting that the project has no affiliations with Elon Musk. Elongate's marketing director Gene Rhode stated that charity is the core of the project's ecosystem, but their goal is to expand their value offer. Beyond philanthropy, they want to implement a platform focused on NFTs and other crypto-based innovations.
Altcoins are pulling away from boring Bitcoin

Altcoins are pulling away from boring Bitcoin

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 24.11.2021 09:45
Bitcoin has lost 2.5% on Wednesday morning, returning to $56.3K. It seems that after a lull of a day-long, sellers’ pressure on the first cryptocurrency has continued. Meanwhile, the cryptocurrency market manages to remain positive, adding 0.3% in capitalisation over the past 24 hours. A little over a month ago, Bitcoin’s share of total crypto market capitalisation trended downwards. From a peak of 49.2% on October 19th, its share has fallen to 41.7%. Optimistic market participants point to impressive demand for altcoins, which is shaping the trend. On the other hand, pessimists point out that without the market’s flagship Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies are more likely to reverse sooner rather than later, recalling the situation in late 2017 and early 2018. Behind the pressure on bitcoin is a reduction in risk traction in traditional finance, while retail investors continue to look to cryptocurrencies for insurance against devaluation and speculative/investment potential. In addition, the way retail investors participate in cryptocurrencies has changed over the past five years since the previous cycle. Cryptocurrency ICO and trading have migrated to crypto exchanges, minimising some of the fraud risks of cryptocurrency creators. However, the investment risks have not gone anywhere. Of course, Bitcoin’s steady downward trend is eating away at crypto enthusiasts’ optimism. Still, a smooth pullback like this acts as an incentive for the market to look for new names, leaving Bitcoin to conservative finance. The latter has only begun to regularly allocate a share of their portfolio to crypto this year, filling it predominantly with Bitcoin. At the same time, the leading edge of investors already views the first cryptocurrency as too conservative and boring.
Who Wants to Buy Bitcoin Now?

Who Wants to Buy Bitcoin Now?

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 08.12.2021 08:40
Since yesterday, Bitcoin has gone from almost $52K to $50.7K. On Tuesday, the crypto market was green on nearly all fronts, including ETH, ADA, XRP, etc. And although the Fear Index continued to remain in the horror zone with 26 points, everyone was buying altcoins. However, BTC did not gain a foothold above the resistance at $51,800, so it is premature to talk about conquering the heights and completing the correction. Perhaps this is not even a correction now, but a search for the actual price without rose-coloured glasses and excessive optimism. Whether there are still those who want to ride up at their own expense on the market, we will only find out when Bitcoin rises above $56K. A Grayscale poll found that 26% of American investors have already bought BTC. So, apparently, we just need the remaining 74% to join in. But do they have any motivation? Moreover, the United States has introduced cryptocurrencies into its anti-corruption strategy, although exactly how this will affect the market is unclear. Aside from the local downward trend in Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency market remains bullish, rapidly changing sentiment and moving from correction to growth. Based on the posts on Twitter, the popularity of cryptocurrencies is only growing. Thus, in partnership with the Gemini crypto exchange, the largest bank in Colombia, Bancolombia, added transaction services with BTC, ETH, LTC, and BCH to its list. Video game developer Ubisoft has launched an NFT platform, and blockchain project Spiral, a division of Jack Dorsey's Block, will improve Bitcoin's Lightning Network. Among the small altcoins, the hot class of projects related to the metauniverses remains. This topic is so popular that almost any new project considers it its duty to point out the potential for the development of this topic. It seems that investors are recruiting all newcomers to their portfolio, hoping to get an impressive profit if at least one project hits. However, you should be extremely careful. At the end of November, it seemed that the Covalent coin, issued six months ago, recovered relatively quickly from the traditional drawdown in the first months of its life. However, since the beginning of December, its value has been rapidly decreasing, colouring the first eight days of the month in red and confidently remaining below the offering price. At the same time, this cryptocurrency suits well for intraday trading: for yesterday's session, for example, it grew by 3.62%, although this did not affect the overall “red” result.
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This hedge fund poured over $456 million into Ethereum in a week as ETH price dipped

FXStreet News FXStreet News 15.12.2021 16:08
A hedge fund has reaped the opportunity to buy the recent Ethereum price dip. Ether has recently dropped to a swing low of $3,675. Speculators believe the fund’s CEO caused fear, uncertainty and doubt to drive ETH price lower. While Ethereum price has risen significantly this year, the token has recently suffered several periods of volatility lately, reaching a swing low at $3,675. Ethereum fear and greed index is displaying a reading of 34, indicating fear which suggests that the token may be slightly oversold. A hedge fund has taken the opportunity to buy the ETH dip, pouring over $456 million into the cryptocurrency in less than two weeks. Hedge fund buys the Ethereum dip Cryptocurrency hedge fund Three Arrows Capital has purchased $56 million worth of Ether earlier on December 14. Etherscan shows that the firm, founded by Su Zhu, has transferred 14,833 ETH from Binance and Coinbase to its wallet. This is not the first time the hedge fund has purchased a large amount of Ethereum. Last week, Three Arrows Capital transferred $400 million in ETH from crypto exchanges FTX, Binance and Coinbase to its wallet. Crypto reporter Colin Wu first spotted the transactions and Zhu stated that he will continue to “bid hard on any panic dump,” and that purchasing 100,000 ETH is “dust,” suggesting that more purchases in Ether are yet to be made. However, the founder of the crypto hedge fund has been involved in controversy in the crypto community, as he revealed in November that he “abandoned Ethereum despite supporting it in the past.” His statement attracted attention from the crypto industry, and he has since softened his stance and even turned it around and said, “I love Ethereum and what it stands for.” Speculators in the crypto market suggested that Zhu tried to create fear, uncertainty and doubt to drive Ethereum price down to buy more ETH at a lower price. Ethereum price struggles with major headwind at $3,900 Ethereum price has rebounded slightly after a major drop toward the swing low at $3,675 on December 13. ETH continues to be sealed within a symmetrical triangle but is struggling to battle with resistance at the 200 twelve-hour Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $3,900 as buyers are slowly entering the market. An additional obstacle may appear at the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at $3,989, then at the 21 twelve-hour SMA at $4,112. A spike in buy orders may see Ethereum price tag the 50% retracement level at $4,139 then head toward the upper boundary of the prevailing chart pattern, coinciding with the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level at $4,289. ETH/USDT 12-hour chart If Ethereum price slices above the aforementioned line of resistance, a 26% bounce toward $5,404 is on the radar. If selling pressure increases, Ethereum price may discover immediate support at the lower boundary of the governing technical pattern at $3,712 before sliding toward the swing low at $3,675.
Binance Helping Dubai Crypto Zone Develop Regulations

Binance Helping Dubai Crypto Zone Develop Regulations

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Binance is partnering with the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) to help develop regulations for the fledgling cryptocurrency center. The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the DWTCA, according to a post on the company’s blog. Binance said it would “help advance Dubai’s commitment to establishing a new international Virtual Asset ecosystem.” Having collaborated with global regulators after coming under scrutiny this year, Binance plans to share this experience with the DWTCA to facilitate the development of the country’s regulatory regime. Another stated goal was to assist in the licensing of “crypto exchanges, businesses that offer blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) services, and a wide range of digital currencies.” “Through our leadership position and expertise, combined with the long-term vision of Dubai, we plan to develop a regulatory framework appropriate to fit the fast-moving and progressive nature of virtual assets,” said Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. Crypto zone Earlier this week, the Dubai Media Office declared that the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) would become a crypto zone, as well as a regulator for cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets. Amid intensifying regional economic competition, the DWTCA is working to establish an international virtual asset ecosystem in an effort to attract new business. A “free-zone” within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the DWTCA had agreed to the framework enabling it to approve and license crypto-related financial activities in September. Meanwhile, another free-zone, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) established an initial regulatory framework for digital tokens in October. Binance in UAE The move contributes to growing speculation that Binance intends to establish a headquarters in the UAE. Last week, Binance executives met with officials from special economic zones within the UAE about a prospective move. Zhao had said last month that Binance had chosen a location for its global headquarters but would only announce it after communicating with regulators. There are other indicators pointing to the UAE as Binance’s choice. For one, Binance recently acquired former senior officials from a few of the economic zones. Additionally, Zhao had earlier praised the UAE as being “pro-crypto,” along with France and Singapore, and recently bought his first home there as well. The post Binance Helping Dubai Crypto Zone Develop Regulations appeared first on BeInCrypto.
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Did Cryptocurrencies Need A Rest Yesterday? Bitcoin Increased By 0.3%, ETH Lost 1.3%

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 09.02.2022 08:27
On Tuesday, Bitcoin showed a growing momentum at the beginning of the day and reached five-week highs above $45,000. After a short-term rise above this level, a corrective decline began in the middle of the day. The benchmark cryptocurrency was losing more than $2,000 despite the rise in stock indices. There was a sharp rebound towards the end of the day and closed the day almost unchanged as a result. Recovery in institutional demand for stocks late in the day on Tuesday helped Bitcoin stay above the 50-day moving average as well. Continued buying on the decline to this level will keep the technical picture bullish as upside momentum develops to $49-50K. A sharp dip lower today or tomorrow will raise the issue of a false break and bring the sellers back into play, heading for $37-38K. It became known that at the end of last week, the Canadian exchange fund Purpose Bitcoin ETF bought 1.75 thousand BTC in two days, which could lead to a sharp increase in prices. In addition, Valkyrie Investments has received approval from the SEC to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on the shares of companies that receive at least 50% of their profits through mining. At the same time, the US authorities confiscated bitcoins stolen from the Bitfinex crypto exchange in 2016 for $3.6 billion and detained those involved in the hack. The Russian Federation government approved the concept of the Ministry of Finance for the regulation of cryptocurrencies: a joint bill should be ready by February 18. Overall, Bitcoin gained 0.3% on Tuesday, ending the day around $44,200. Ethereum was down 1.3%, while the other leading altcoins in the top ten were mixed from a 5.7% decline (Binance Coin) to an increase of 5.4% (XRP). The total capitalization of the crypto market decreased by 1.2% over the day to $2.09 trillion. The Bitcoin dominance index increased by 0.8% over the day, to 40%.  
Wednesday Wasn't A Big Gain Day For BTC (+0.1%), ETH Added More (+1.4%)

Wednesday Wasn't A Big Gain Day For BTC (+0.1%), ETH Added More (+1.4%)

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 17.02.2022 09:15
Bitcoin ended Wednesday with symbolic gains, gaining 0.1% to stay around $44,100. Ethereum rose 1.4%, and the other leading altcoins in the top ten also showed mostly upward momentum, from 0.3% (Binance Coin) to 5.5% (Avalanche). The total capitalization of the crypto market, according to CoinGecko, grew by 0.9% over the day, to $2.09 trillion. Altcoins were in high demand, which led to a decrease in the Bitcoin dominance index by 0.3%, to 40.1%. The Fear and Greed Index rose another 1 point to 52 (neutral). For the second time this month, Bitcoin's growth is interrupted by attempts to gain a foothold above $45,000. In the event of a pullback, traders should monitor the dynamics near 42,000, where Bitcoin found support at the beginning of the week. Consolidation between 42,000 and 45,000 can be regarded as a positive signal, as it will consolidate confidence that the downtrend of recent months will not resume after a pause. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an audit of the US representative office of the Binance crypto exchange. The Canadian authorities intend to track transactions in cryptocurrencies and block bank accounts in order to cut off funding for the Freedom Convoy truckers' protest movement. Twitter has added support for Ethereum addresses to the money transfer service within its application. The Bank of Russia plans to start the second stage of testing the cryptoruble in autumn. On Thursday morning, the markets and bitcoin experienced a downward momentum due to news of shelling in Ukraine. Cryptocurrencies reacted impulsively as a risk asset, but last week's example shows that they can also act as safe havens, as some investors may try to save capital using Bitcoin, Ethereum and a number of other large altcoins.
Crypto Prices Rise: On Monday BTC Added 10.6%, Ether (ETH) Increased By 7.9%, XRP Gained 6.3%, Terra (LUNA) Added 15.3%

Crypto Prices Rise: On Monday BTC Added 10.6%, Ether (ETH) Increased By 7.9%, XRP Gained 6.3%, Terra (LUNA) Added 15.3%

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 01.03.2022 08:31
Bitcoin made a powerful leap up after assurances from the owners of the largest crypto exchanges, Binance, Kraken, KuCoin and AAX, that they do not intend to block the funds of individual Russians. However, the head of Kraken warned that they would abide by the regulator's decision if it comes.Overnight, the United States noted that they would stop attempts to use cryptocurrencies to circumvent personal sanctions. So, retail clients of large crypto exchanges are not yet afraid for their funds. This probably explains the latest growth momentum.Technically, Bitcoin broke through the upper limit of the four-month descending channel at the close of the month. Moderate optimism of Asian and US indices is also on the side of buyers.February was confirmed to be a growing month for bitcoin. However, March is not so favourable. Over the past 11 years, BTC ended this month with growth only in two cases.Disabling Russia from SWIFT will have a positive impact on the cryptocurrency market, says Jiang Zhuer, CEO of the BTC.TOP pool. In his opinion, Russia can use various methods to circumvent restrictions, including digital assets, to make payments. Bank of America does not see the prerequisites for a large-scale crypto winter, as evidenced by the dynamics of the movement of cryptocurrencies between private and exchange wallets. The level of acceptance of crypto assets by users is also growing, as well as the activity of developers.Bitcoin jumped 10.8% on Monday to $41,600, the highest gain in five months. On Tuesday morning, the momentum continued with a jump to $44,000 at the start of the day. At the time of writing, prices have stabilized around $43,200. Ethereum added 7.9%, while other top-ten altcoins rose from 6.3% (XRP) to 15.3 % (Terra).The total capitalization of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, grew by 11% over the day, to $1.9 trillion. The Bitcoin dominance index has risen to 43% due to the smaller strengthening of altcoins.The crypto-currency fear and greed index soared 31 points to 51 on the day, moving out of fear into neutral territory.Although Bitcoin showed negative dynamics for most of the month, the shock growth at the end of it allowed BTC to end February with strengthening (+8.6%) after three months of decline.
Is $50k A Possible Level For Bitcoin Price (BTCUSD)? ETH Decreases By 6.2%

Is $50k A Possible Level For Bitcoin Price (BTCUSD)? ETH Decreases By 6.2%

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 04.03.2022 08:28
The momentum of pressure on the crypto market was due to the decline in stock indices, as the Fed gave signals of tightening policy. Technical factors also contributed to the negative dynamics - the inability to overcome the strong resistance of the 100-day moving average and mid-February highs around $45,000. Real Vision CEO Raul Pal believes that the dynamics of bitcoin against the backdrop of foreign political tensions in the world signals the onset of a bullish trend. According to Nigel Green, CEO of deVere Group, one of the world's leading independent financial institutions, BTC could reach $50,000 by the end of March. Billionaire investor Bill Miller said that the Russian authorities can use BTC as a reserve currency. Earlier, the US authorities called on crypto exchanges to prevent Russia from circumventing sanctions. Meanwhile, the Bank of Russia did not begin to soften its attitude towards bitcoin against the backdrop of sanctions and still advocates a complete ban on the circulation and mining of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is developing a correction, losing 4.5% over the past day to $41.4K. Methodical pressure on the first cryptocurrency was formed on Wednesday evening after a short break above $45K. Ethereum fell by 6.2%, other leading altcoins from the top ten sank from 2.8% (BNB) to 7.8% (Solana). The total capitalization of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, decreased by 3.7% over the day, to $1.83 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index sank 0.2 points to 42.9%. The Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index dropped another 6 points to 33 - fear.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk To Save His Bitcoins And Other Crypto

Tesla CEO Elon Musk To Save His Bitcoins And Other Crypto

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 15.03.2022 08:36
Bitcoin slightly strengthened over the past day to 38,800 (+0.5%). Ethereum lost 0.8%, while other leading altcoins from the top ten range showed an amplitude from -2.4% (Avalanche) to +3.7% (Terra). According to CoinMarketCap, the total capitalization of the crypto market grew by 0.4% in 24 hours, to $1.73 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index rose 0.3 points to 42.7%. The fear and greed index is at 21 (-2 points) now and is remaining in a state of "extreme fear". The FxPro Analyst Team emphasized that Bitcoin updated its weekly lows around $37,500 today. Subsequently, the first cryptocurrency bounced up, briefly rising above $39,300 in the middle of the day on the news from Elon Musk. The CEO of Tesla said he had no plans to sell his cryptocurrencies. Musk tweeted that he owns not only Bitcoin but also ETH and DOGE. However, BTC did not show a strong reaction to this statement: during the American session, it levelled a slight increase against the backdrop of a fall in US stock indices. Dogecoin reacted to Musk's comment much more violently, jumping more than 7% at the time. According to CoinShares, institutional investors withdrew about $110 million from crypto funds last week, despite seeing the largest capital inflow in three months the week earlier. The European Union abandoned plans to introduce a virtual ban on mining based on the Proof-of-Work (PoW) mechanism. At the same time, Russian State Duma deputy Alexander Yakubovsky said that Russia has a real opportunity to create its own crypto exchanges.
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Non-fungible Token Of Instagram!? Bitcoin (BTC) Trades Quite High

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 17.03.2022 08:53
Instagram will implement NFT in a couple of months, Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg said. Despite the loud statement, it should be noted that all of Zuckerberg's projects related to digital assets previously failed and did not find wide support from the digital community. The head of Meta has a good sense of trends of social networks, augmented reality or metaverses, and in the latter two, there are more and more fast-growing projects. Meanwhile, Bitcoin is up nearly 4% over the past 24 hours to $41K. Ethereum added 4.7% to $2.75K, while Terra is out of the range, losing 0.6% in 24 hours, and other leading altcoins from the top ten add from 3.5% (XRP) to 9.8% (Avalanche). The total capitalization of the crypto market, according to CoinMarketCap, grew by 4% over the day, to $1.82 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index rose 0.2 points to 42.8%. The crypto-currency index of fear and greed added 3 more points in a day, to 27, moving from extreme anxiety to just fear. The FxPro Analyst Team mentioned that demand for bitcoin was supported by it rising for the second day in a row. It was helped by the strengthening of stock indices and the weakening of the dollar. On Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve raised rates by 0.25%, but the comments made by market participants seemed softer than expected, which caused the dollar to fall. According to Glassnode, $1.2 billion worth of bitcoin was withdrawn from the Coinbase crypto exchange in just a week. This is the largest net outflow since July 2017, which signals the mood of investors for long-term storage of the asset. Despite the positive dynamics in recent days, Bitcoin has been trading in a sideways range between $37K and $42K for almost the entire month of March, unable to choose a further direction. Since the last days of February, there has been a solid support line on the declines under $38K. And this is bullish strength, reflecting that long-term buyer interest has migrated from $30K to $38K due to inflation and geopolitical tensions. Such a migration of the level of interest to long-term buyers fully reflects the price jump, which is the actual depreciation of the value of fiat currencies.
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Crypto - A "Financial Bubble" And Fictional Backup?

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 28.03.2022 08:39
Bitcoin rose 9.1% over the past week, ending it around $46,100. Ethereum added 9.5%, while other leading altcoins from the top ten rose in price from 3.2% (XRP) to 27.4% (Cardano). The exception was Terra (-0.4%). Bitcoin broke the resistance According to CoinGecko, the total capitalization of the crypto market increased by 9.9% in a week, to $2.14 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index added 0.2% to 40.6%. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index rose 18 points in a week to 49 and moved from "fear" to neutral. Bitcoin rose for the second week in a row against the backdrop of strengthening stock indices. On Sunday, BTC broke through strong resistance around $45,000, which reversed its downward movement several times in February and early March. The technical picture favors further gains as Bitcoin climbed above the 100-day moving average (MA) for the first time since early December and heads towards the 200-day MA ($48,200). Cryptos found new drivers for the growth The FxPro analyst team mentioned a possible driver of the uptrend in BTC are rumors about the intentions of the non-profit organization Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) to invest in bitcoin. On March 27, it became known that LFG bought more than $1.1 billion worth of coins to ensure the stability of the Terra USD (UST) algorithmic stablecoin. The best dynamics among altcoins was demonstrated by Cardano against the backdrop of the announcement of ADA staking by Coinbase crypto exchange. Meanwhile, well-known crypto critic Peter Schiff again criticized the cryptocurrency, comparing it to a financial bubble and calling it stupid for people to save their savings from inflation by buying BTC. According to Schiff, cryptocurrencies have no real value and are backed by people's trust in the same way as fiat currency.
Crypto trading volume exceeds $100 billion in 24 hours as bulls flock to the market

Crypto trading volume exceeds $100 billion in 24 hours as bulls flock to the market

FXStreet News FXStreet News 28.03.2022 16:34
Proponents noted a 63.07% spike in the total transaction volume of cryptocurrencies across exchanges. Coinmarketcap data reveals a month-on-month increase of 4.75% in crypto trading volume. Bitcoin price crossed $47,000, fueled by $200 million shorts liquidated across exchanges. Bitcoin price is rallying, fueled by a frenzy of massive short liquidations on crypto exchanges. Proponents believe bulls have flocked to the market, as transaction volume exceeded $100 billion. Bitcoin price pushes past $47,000 in recent rally Bitcoin price crossed key resistance to hit a high above $47,000 in a rally fueled by the liquidation of millions of short positions. Analysts at the crypto intelligence platform Santiment observed a massive liquidation of shorts across exchanges at 1 pm and 6 pm UTC across crypto exchanges on March 27, 2022. Analysts argue that Bitcoin’s recent price rally to $47,000 was a response to liquidation in large quantities over the weekend. The average funding rate entered the long zone, where uncertainty among market participants increased. Therefore, analysts conclude that Bitcoin shorts have fueled the asset’s ongoing rally. Bitcoin and altcoin shorts liquidatedColin Wu, a Chinese journalist, reported a spike in the total transaction volume of cryptocurrencies, exceeding $100 billion over the past 24 hours. Wu referred to data from Coinmarketcap and observed a 63.07% increase in crypto transaction volume compared to March 26, 2022. The total crypto market value now exceeds $2.12 trillion. Historically, analysts have witnessed high transaction activity when large wallet investors flock to the market or scoop up crypto. Bloomberg analysts argue that Bitcoin looks overbought, compared to its 50-day Moving Average. Bitcoin price crossed key resistance at $45,000 in the current rally, erasing its losses for the year. FXStreet analysts have evaluated Bitcoin price and predicted the start of a new uptrend in the asset, as it crossed the $45,000 level.
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Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 21.04.2022 08:58, one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has become the second largest crypto exchange by trading volume according to data from CoinGecko, securing its spot as one of the leading exchanges worldwide GateChain, its native blockchain ecosystem and Gate Ventures, its venture capital investment division Founded in 2013, has become one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges with a wide range of products including Startup, which allows users to invest in projects early on; NFT Magic Box, which allows the creation and trading of NFTs; GateChain, its native blockchain ecosystem and Gate Ventures, its venture capital investment division. Related article: Japanese Yen (JPY) Weakens Against The Dollar, USD/CAD Stable And The Inevitable Strengthening Of The USD, IMF/World Bank Events Platform surpassing 10 million users in early 2022’s wide range of products and services have led to a rise in the platform’s popularity, with the platform surpassing 10 million users in early 2022, pushing it to become the second largest crypto exchange in the world based on daily trading volume according to data from CoinGecko. The company offers over 1,400 tradable cryptocurrencies on its spot market “This is another remarkable milestone for us at as we approach our 9th birthday. Our unwavering commitment to providing our users with a safe and secure platform with a comprehensive suite of products and services remains the key to our exponential growth over the last couple of years, and we have no plans on slowing down,” said Marie Tatibouet, Chief Marketing Officer at Related article: Monetary Policy Drives EUR/USD, The Future of the EUR/GBP Awaits the Bank Of England's Speech - Good Morning Forex| FXMAG.COM The company offers over 1,400 tradable cryptocurrencies on its spot market, which has seen daily trading volume surpass $3 billion, securing its spot as the second largest exchange in the world. has over 10 million users worldwide and prides itself on having the widest variety of tradable assets of any leading exchange. About Established in 2013, is one of the oldest, leading cryptocurrency exchanges. offers most of the leading digital assets and has over 10 million registered users across the world. It is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges based on liquidity and trading volume on CoinGecko, and has been verified by the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI). Additionally, has been given a rating of 4.5 by Forbes Advisor, making it one of the Best Crypto Exchanges for 2021. Besides the main exchange, also offers other services such as decentralized finance, research and analytics, venture capital investments, wallet services and more. Disclaimer: may not provide its full scale of services in certain markets and jurisdictions, and may restrict or prohibit the use of all or a portion of the services in compliance with local regulations. For the latest list of all the restricted locations, please read the User Agreement, “Section II Eligibility” via
KuCoin Raises $150 Million at $10 Billion Valuation to Pioneer Exploration in Web 3.0

KuCoin Raises $150 Million at $10 Billion Valuation to Pioneer Exploration in Web 3.0

Kucoin Blog Kucoin Blog 10.05.2022 22:41
Victoria, Seychelles – KuCoin, a global leading crypto exchange, announced a $150 million pre-Series B funding round, bringing its valuation to $10 billion. The round, led by Jump Crypto, saw the participation of multiple investment funds, including Circle Ventures, IDG Capital, and Matrix Partners. The new influx of capital will allow KuCoin to go beyond centralized trading services and expand its presence in Web 3.0, including crypto wallets, GameFi, DeFi, and NFT platforms through investment arms like KuCoin Labs and KuCoin Ventures. KCC, the public chain built by KuCoin's community members, will also be a significant infrastructure where resources will be deployed to create a decentralized ecosystem. Read more: Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Falls And We're Wondering When The Bearish Market Ends... Weekly Crypto Analysis: Bitcoin Falls to Half Its Peak, Everything You Should Know Today | KuCoin| FXMAG.COM KuCoin also plans to leverage the pre-Series B round to: Build the next generation of KuCoin core trading system, resulting in tenfold performance improvement. Support KuCoin’s global regulation efforts to better serve 18 million users in over 200 countries and regions. Enhance security and risk management systems to make the platform more secure and accessible. Johnny Lyu, CEO of KuCoin, states: "The vote of confidence from prominent investors, including Jump Crypto and Circle Ventures, solidifies our vision that one day everyone will be with crypto. KuCoin is built for all classes of investors, and we believe these new investors and partners will contribute to making KuCoin synonymous with a reliable and trustworthy gateway into crypto space."   Tak Fujishima, Head of Asia, Jump Crypto, said: “KuCoin provides a comprehensive platform of crypto services to a global audience, which is one of the many reasons we’re proud to lead this round. We are pleased to support the company as it continues to grow and expand its offerings in futures and margin trading, lending, staking and passive yield generation to support the growth of Web 3.0 and the crypto markets.” According to CoinMarketCap, KuCoin is the fifth largest crypto exchange on the market. In November of 2018, KuCoin secured $20 million in Round A funding.  Read more: KuCoin: Staking Crypto - Cardano (ADA)/Terra (LUNA)/Polkadot (DOT)/Polygon (MATIC)/Cosmos (ATOM)/Tron (TRX) Flexible Promotion, Enjoy an APR up to 6.3%!| FXMAG.COM About KuCoin Launched in September 2017, KuCoin is a global cryptocurrency exchange for over 700 digital assets. It currently provides Spot trading, Margin trading, P2P fiat trading, Futures trading, Staking, and Lending to its 18 million users in 207 countries and regions around the world. According to CoinMarketCap, KuCoin is currently one of the top 5 crypto exchanges. Also, Forbes named KuCoin as one of the Best Crypto Exchanges for 2021. In 2022, The Ascent named KuCoin the Best Crypto Exchanges and Apps for enthusiasts. To find out more, visit  
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Table of contents · What is KaraStar (KARA) ? · How does KaraStar (KARA) work? · What makes KaraStar (KARA) unique? · Who created KaraStar (KARA)? · Closing thoughts As the world continues shifting to the digital age, more and more people are finding it pertinent to focus their lives on the metaverse. According to research, the metaverse was worth $63.83 billion in 2021. Analysts predict that this value will rise above $100.25 billion by the end of 2022 and hit $1.53 trillion by 2029.   Looking to make a statement in the rapidly growing space, KaraStar seeks to project real-world economic value on a virtual game. The KaraStar virtual world empowers creators to develop a one-of-a-kind Play-to-Earn (P2E) ecosystem.   Through this game model, KaraStar allows gamers to stay entertained, earn money and find peace and love by acting as masters to pets dubbed Kara. By combining an opportunity to earn and positive emotions in one game, KaraStar aims to attract numerous players to build a virtual universe together.   How Does KaraStar (KARA) Work? KaraStar runs on BNB Chain, formerly Binance Smart Chain (BSC). In the game, players are considered creators. The KaraStar game currently features two modes. These are player-versus-player (PVP) and player-versus-environment (PVE). Under PVE lies Dungeon gameplay, where players obtain bonuses in UMY tokens by exploring maps and killing monsters.   On the other hand, PVP includes battling in arenas and tournaments. This mode is suitable for comKarasitive games, which display a player’s understanding and strategy of the game. KaraStar plans to offer crypto worth tens of millions for players participating in the comKarasition.   To start participating in PVP or PVE games, players need to buy three or more non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Through the earned UMY, players can choose to breed or evolve their Karas. Evolving a Kara involves either burning UMY or devouring other NFTs. Each Kara has a limited number of times it can breed to avoid overpopulation.   The game is based on the KaraSpace galaxy, which boasts 12,801 planets that serve as irreplaceable resources. KaraSpace features three categories, Superpower, Nature, and Melee. Each category has different Kara attributes. Under Superpower lies light, electricity, and fire. Nature comprises dragon, ghost, and fairy. Melee features rock, steel, and poison.   Out of the 12,801 planets, 10,000 are resource planets, and 2,000 are creation planets. There’s only one Mother Planet, which is the primary carrier of game operations. However, KaraStar has not yet launched the Mother Planet.   The Mother Planet has 255,255 plots. Each plot is encompassed by 33 grids. Once players acquire plots as private property, they can build their Kara Kingdoms. Players will need UMY to purchase maternal resources. There are five types of land on the Mother Planet. These are central, forest, north pole, desert, and high-tower. Each type of land has different treasures.   The Mother Planet and Lands mode will run as a multiplayer Simulated Life Game (SLG). Players will be able to make friends or compete with other players across the globe. Additionally, they will be able to harvest equipment fragments to boost the power of their Karas to earn more KARA tokens.   What Makes KaraStar (KARA) Unique? The KaraStar ecosystem leverages a dual-token economic system. The UMY token fuels the whole KaraStar metaverse. UMY also serves as the foundation of the KaraStar world to achieve stability and peace. Additionally, UMY is used to power the staking and mining of KARA. Creators generate UMY every time they engage with the game.   On the other hand, KARA is the governance token in the KaraStar ecosystem. One KARA is equivalent to one ticket in the ecosystem’s decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). DAO members can vote on the ecosystem’s governance by staking their KARA. Apart from governance, creators can use KARA for in-game payments.   Additionally, creators holding KARA can earn more rewards by staking their holdings for mining in the farm pool. Players can get KARA through airdrops, buying in the market, or obtaining the token in the upcoming MotherLand mode.   The KaraStar DAO seeks to support community builders. Unlike other DAOs, the KaraStar DAO offers careers for all community contributors. After surveying many pre-DAO members, KaraStar decided to establish the House of Lords and the House of Commons.   In doing so, the project offers DAO members a career path. Additionally, this setup helps provide structural momentum for the stability and growth of the DAO.   KaraStar also features a scholarship platform, which offers customer-to-customer (C2C) scholarships. Providers can list the scholarships on the KaraStar website and recruit scholars. KaraStar then rewards contributors with bonuses in the scholarship program.   To ensure the stability of token prices, KaraStar will regularly burn UMY. Specifically, the project aims to burn 80% of the UMY consumed in the game.   Who Created KaraStar (KARA)? KaraStar Technology PTE. LTD, a Singapore-based blockchain game developer, created KaraStar. The company has a rich team featuring game development engineers from Zynga and ROBLOX, seasoned blockchain experts, and Wall Street mathematical actuaries.   At the helm is CEO Dustin, who previously served as the Project Manager for Apple in the Asia-Pacific region. He also has experience in marketing, entrepreneurship, and blockchain mining, among other fields.   Kate Kryvonos serves as the company’s COO. She has over five years of blockchain marketing strategy and leadership experience. Before joining KaraStar, Kryvonos spent four years leading open-source blockchain and cryptocurrency projects like Foundation Ltd and the Symbol blockchain.   The firm’s CTO is Kumar, who has experience working as a product manager and program developer for leading game companies like Zynga and Electronic Arts (EA). He has seven years of experience in game development and two years of experience in blockchain product development.   Closing Thoughts As a P2E metaverse game, KaraStar offers players a chance to stay entertained while earning. Additionally, the project’s Social-Fi capabilities allow gamers to connect across the globe. 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Breaking Business News: Aaron Rodgers' Shocking Exit, Google's Defense, and Central Banks' Inflation Battle

Breaking Business News: Aaron Rodgers' Shocking Exit, Google's Defense, and Central Banks' Inflation Battle

FXMAG Education FXMAG Education 13.09.2023 14:36
In the ever-evolving landscape of the business world, it's essential to stay updated on the latest developments and trends that can shape industries and markets. This week's business roundup covers a wide range of topics, from the abrupt end of Aaron Rodgers' season with the Jets to central banks' strategies to combat inflation. Let's delve into the most significant highlights and their potential impacts.   Aaron Rodgers' Short-Lived Stint with the Jets Aaron Rodgers, one of the NFL's most prominent quarterbacks, saw his season with the Jets come to an abrupt end after just four plays. This unexpected turn of events has left football fans and analysts puzzled, raising questions about the future of the Jets' quarterback situation.   Google's Defense Against Anti-Competitive Practices Amid ongoing scrutiny, Google has defended itself against allegations of anti-competitive practices. The tech giant argues that its continued dominance in the search market is a result of its commitment to quality, pushing back against accusations of unfair competition.   Central Banks Pondering Higher Rates to Tackle Inflation In response to rising inflation, central banks are contemplating the possibility of keeping interest rates higher for an extended period. This strategic shift could have far-reaching implications for financial markets and economic stability.   AI Transforming iPhones and Apple Watches Artificial intelligence continues to reshape the tech landscape, with AI-driven advancements making their mark on iPhones and Apple Watches. These innovations have the potential to enhance user experiences and open up new possibilities for Apple's product lineup.   Ford's Ambitious Plans for F-150 Hybrid Pickup Production Ford is gearing up to double its production of F-150 hybrid pickups, a bold move in the electric vehicle market. As consumer demand for eco-friendly options grows, this expansion could position Ford as a key player in the hybrid vehicle sector.   Leadership Shake-Up at BP as CEO Resigns BP, one of the world's leading energy companies, faces a leadership change as its CEO steps down due to work-related relationships. This development raises questions about corporate governance and the challenges faced by major players in the energy sector.   Earnings Report Highlights While these overarching topics dominate the business landscape, it's essential to keep an eye on earnings reports from key companies. Upcoming reports from Cracker Barrel, Adobe, and Lennar will provide valuable insights into their financial performance and potential market impacts. In a rapidly changing business environment, staying informed about these developments is crucial for investors, professionals, and anyone interested in the world of finance and technology. Keep a close watch on these evolving stories as they continue to shape the business landscape. (For more in-depth analysis and insights, stay connected with our sponsor, Mercury, and their article on the metrics that VCs and investors consider when evaluating startups.)
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Binance CEO CZ Steps Down Amidst Scandal and Record $4.3 Billion Settlement: A Turning Point for Cryptocurrency Regulation

Walid Koudmani Walid Koudmani 23.11.2023 12:58
CZ steps down as head of Binance as scandal emerges   The CEO of Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is the latest addition to a growing list of crypto personalities facing legal trouble and is resigninging following the company's admission of guilt on Tuesday to various charges, including violations of the Bank Secrecy Act—an anti-money laundering law.   In response to these transgressions, Binance has agreed to a historic settlement, agreeing to pay over $4.3 billion, marking the most substantial penalty ever imposed by the Treasury Department as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, in prepared remarks, asserted that Binance had engaged in "consistent and egregious violations of U.S. anti-money laundering and sanctions laws." The Justice Department, in a news release, further highlighted that Changpeng Zhao, the CEO, has pleaded guilty not only to the aforementioned charges but also to the failure to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program.    As part of the settlement, Zhao has consented to a $50 million fine which may not seem like much to the billionaire but further underscores the idea that at least in the crypto industry, no one is too big to fail.  The development underscores heightened regulatory scrutiny on cryptocurrency platforms and emphasizes the importance of compliance with financial regulations in the burgeoning digital currency space.    While this is a positive development for regulation, it certainly shakes confidence in the sector, particularly among those that were already doubting the legitimacy and legal compliance of those working in the industry at a high level. There is some irony in the fact that CZ is in part credited with exposing FTX's fraud which led to its collapse and is now himself the subject of an investigation highlighting that no one is immune to scrutiny, not even the crypto king.

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