Bitcoin (BTC) Breakdown Below $7K Likely, $6.5K Could Be

Bitcoin Cash: Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash (BCH)

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) brings sound money to the world. Merchants and users are empowered with low fees and reliable confirmations. The future shines brightly with unrestricted growth, global adoption, permissionless innovation, and decentralized development. All Bitcoin holders as of block 478558 are now owners of Bitcoin Cash. All Bitcoiners are welcome to join the Bitcoin Cash community as we move forward in creating sound money accessible to the whole world.
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r/CryptoMarkets

FOREX community for cryptocurrencies. Tags: mt gox bitcoin, long term potential, open source exchange, low inflation rate, demand and price, technical analysis, fundamentals, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Dash, Augur, token, volume, oscillator, RSI, stochastic, trend, sentiment, strategy, scam, coin, coinmarketcap, altcoin, Peercoin, script, blockchain, PoW, PoS, Proof of Work,
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r/IOTAmarkets

Welcome to IOTAmarkets! -- IOTA is a quantum-resistant distributed ledger protocol launched in 2015, focused on being useful for the emerging m2m economy of Internet-of-Things (IoT), data integrity, micro-/nano- payments, and anywhere else a scalable decentralized system is warranted. IOTA uniquely offers zero fees, no scaling limitations, and decentralized consensus where users are also validators. The digital currency 'iota' has a fixed money supply with zero inflationary cost.
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Monthly Nano News: December 2019 + Year Recap Special

This is what NANO has been up to lately. I don't think I lie if I say it has been quite an amazing year!
See you soon and happy new year! Something nice is coming soon that I have been working on for a while, stay tuned..

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03-24 13:45 - 'Bitcoin Near Key Fib Extension Resistance, Can Bulls Spark A New Rally?' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/ProfessionalUnit4 removed from /r/Bitcoin within 39-49min

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Bitcoin is up more than 10% and it broke the key $6,400 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC price is now trading near the $6,650 resistance, above which it could surge to $7,000.
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Bitcoin Won’t Surge Past $11k Just Yet: Indicators Show Vulnerability to Short-Term Correction

Bitcoin Won’t Surge Past $11k Just Yet: Indicators Show Vulnerability to Short-Term Correction
Bitcoin extended its rise towards the $10,500 resistance area against the US Dollar.
BTC is now showing signs of exhaustion and it could dip a few points before continuing higher.
Bitcoin price is struggling to gain momentum above $10,400 and $10,450 against the US Dollar.
The price traded to a new 2020 high at $10,492 and it is currently correcting lower.
There is a short term ascending channel forming with support near $10,350 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could dip towards the $10,300 support or $10,200 before it climbs above $10,500.
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Bitcoin Losing Bullish Momentum
This week, bitcoin bounced back above the $10,000 resistance against the US Dollar.
BTC price even broke the $10,200 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average.Recently, there was a push towards the $10,500 resistance area, but the bulls failed to gain bullish momentum. A new 2020 high is formed near $10,492 and the price is currently correcting lower.
An initial support is near the $10,400 level. However, the first key support is seen near the $10,350 level.
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I'm trying to put together a list of what's coming out this year. Have this very simple list so far. Anyone care to add anything or suggest some better dates?

Latest News (most recent first) - Instant channels enable safe Lightning payments with unconfirmed funding Beta - Feb 10, 2019 - Voyager, New trading app from Uber & E-Trade execs announce launch date - Feb 9, 2019 - bumi/blockstream_satellite ruby gem for the Blockstream Satellite API - Feb 8, 2019 - New Zap Desktop 0.3.4 is out. New features, massive performance - Feb 8, 2019 - New release: @lightning desktop app v0.4.0-alpha - Feb 8, 2019 - valerio-vaccaro/Liquid-dashboard - Feb 7, 2019 - Japanese SBI Holdings will allow trading of coins - March 2019 - lnd v0.5.2-beta released - Feb 6, 2019 - Koala studios launches online LN gaming platform - Feb 6, 2019 - Independent Reserve has become the first #crypto exchange in Australia to be insured, with coverage underwritten by Lloyd's of London. - Feb 6, 2019 - Coinbase announces BTC support for their mobile (keep your own keys) wallet - Feb 6, 2019 - Blockstream published a new open source Proof of Reserves tool. - Feb 5, 2019 - RTL release v0.1.14-alpha - Feb 5, 2019 - dr-orlovsky/typhon-spec spec for new trestles side chain published - Feb 5, 2019 - Payment requests coming soon to BTCPay. - Feb 5th, 2019 - Kraken Acquires Futures Startup In Deal Worth At Least $100 Million - Feb 5th, 2019 - Next Blockchain cruise scheduled for June 9-13 - Feb 4, 2019 - Work on a GoTenna plugin to Electrum wallet in progress - Feb 4, 2019 - Bitcoin Candy Dispensers being open sourced - Feb 4, 2019 - New release of JoinMarket v0.5.3 - Feb 4, 2019 - Prime Trust won’t charge its clients to custody digital assets any longer. - Feb 4, 2019 - nodogsplash/nodogsplash wifi access using LN - Feb 3, 2019 - @tippin_me Receive tips using Lightning Network adds message feature - Feb 3, 2019 - Bitcoin-for-Taxes Bill in NH Unanimously Approved by House Subcommittee - Feb 3, 2019 - Full support for native segwit merged into bitcoinj - Feb 3, 2019 - Bitfury is partnering with financial services firm Final Frontier! - Feb 2, 2019 - Now you can open #LightningNetwork channels in @LightningJoule - Feb 2, 2019 - Integrating Blockstream’s Liquid payments on SideShift AI - Feb 1, 2019 - Wyoming legislature passes bill to recognize cryptocurrency as money - Feb 1, 2019 - Casa is open sourcing the code for the Casa Node - Feb 1, 2019 - Casa Browser Extension released - v0.5.2-beta-rc6 of lnd, full release getting very close now - Feb 1, 2019 - Tallycoin adds subscriptions and paywall features in bid to rival Patreon - Jan 31, 2019 - Static channel backup PR merged into LN - Jan 31, 2019 - The NYDFS grants another Bitlicense to ATM operator - Jan 31, 2019 - @pwuille currently proposing the “MiniScript” language to describe BTC output locking conditions for practical composition - Jan 31, 2019 - Fidelity is in the “final testing” phase for its new digital asset business - Jan 31, 2019 - Hardware wallet PR #109 just got merged so that @Trezor no longer requires user interaction for PIN - Jan 31, 2019 - CBOE, VanEck & SolidX filed a new & improved bitcoin ETF proposal. - Jan 31, 2019 - Casa Node code is now open sourced - Jan 31, 2019 - Next Bitoin halving in roughly 497 days - Jan 31, 2019 - BTCPay released 1.0.3.53 - Jan 31, 2019 - @binance now lets users purchase cryptos using Visa and Mastercard credit. - Jan 31, 2019 - Bitfury to Launch Bitcoin Operations in Paraguay - Jan 31, 2019 - Coinbase introduces very generous affiliate program - Jan 30, 2019 - DOJO Trusted Node bitcoin full node. Coming Early 2019 - Jan 30, 2019 - FastBitcoins.com Enables Cash-for-Bitcoin Exchange Via the Lightning Network - Jan 30, 2019 - TD Ameritrade says clients want cryptocurrency investment options - company plans major announcement in 'first half of 2019' - Jan 30, 2019 - Storage component of Fidelity's @DigitalAssets live, with some assets under management, @nikhileshde - Jan 29, 2019 - lightning mainnet has reached 600 BTC capacity - Jan 29, 2019 - Drivechain shows picture of Grin side chain and suggests might be ready in 2 month - Jan 29, 2019 - Lightning labs iOS neutrino wallet in testing stage now - Jan 29, 2019 - Aliant offering cryptocurrency processing free-of-charge - Jan 29, 2019 - Chainstone’s Regulator product to manage assets on the way - Jan 29, 2019 - Fidelity Investments’ new crypto custody service may officially launch in March. - Jan 29, 2019 - Gemini's becomes FIRST crypto EXCHANGE and CUSTODIAN to complete a SOC 2 Review by Deloitte - Jan 29, 2019 - Iran has lifted the ban on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency - Jan 29, 2019 - Confidential Transactions being added into Litecoin announcement - Jan 28, 2019 - http://FastBitcoins.com Enables Cash-for-Bitcoin Exchange Via the Lightning Network - Jan 28, 2019 - Germany’s largest online food delivery platform now accepts btc - Jan 27, 2019 - Launching a Bitcoin Developers School in Switzerland - Jan 27, 2019 - RTL release v0.1.13-alpha Lightning Build repository released - Jan 27, 2019 - The first pay-per-page fantasy novel available to Lightning Network. - Jan 27, 2019 - Numerous tools become available to write messages transmitted with Blockstream Satellite - Jan 26, 2019; - BTCPay 1.0.3.47 released - Jan 26,2019 - WordPress + WooCommerce + BTCPay Plugin is now live - Jan 25, 2019 - Juan Guaido has been promoting #Bitcoin since 2014 is new interim president of Venezuela - Jan 25, 2019 - Morgan Creek funds @RealBlocks - Jan 25, 2019 - Coinbase integrates TurboTax - Jan 25, 2019 - Robinhood received Bitlicense - Jan 25, 2019 - Anchor Labs launches custody - Jan 25, 2019 - NYSE Arca files w/ @BitwiseInvest for BTC ETF approval - Jan 25, 2019 - South Korea, Seoul, Busan & Jeju Island currently working to create pro crypto economic zones. - Jan 25, 2019 - valerio-vaccaro/Liquid-dashboard - Jan 25, 2019 - Bermuda to launch crypto friendly bank - Jan 25, 2019 - Mobile Bitcoin Wallet BRD Raises $15 Million, Plans for Expansion in Asia - Jan 25, 2019 - BullBitcoin rolling out alpha access of platform - Jan 25, 2019 - Electrum Wallet Release 3.3.3 - Jan 25, 2019 - Bitrefill, purchase Bitcoin and have it delivered directly over LN - Jan 25, 2019 - South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb looking to go public in USA - Jan 24, 2019 - Bitcoin Exchanges Don’t Need Money Transmitter Licenses in Pennsylvania - Jan 24, 2019 - US; New Hampshire Bill Aims to Legalize Bitcoin for State Payments in 2020 - Jan 24, 2019 - Robinhood, LibertyX Receive Licenses from New York Regulators - Jan 24, 2019 - Bakkt Bitcoin futures contract details released - Jan 24, 2019 - Blockstream CryptoFeed V3 now includes 30+ venues and 200M+ updates per day - Jan 24, 2019 - Binance Jersey – The Latest Binance European Exchange - Jan 2019
Commit Activity
Nodes and Market Dominance
Bitcoin
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Lightning:
ASIC Miners:
Will update this section when I hear new developments
Wallets:
Hardware wallets:
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LN Apps:
LN Extensions / Launchers
LN Desktop wallets:
LN Mobile wallets:
LN Network:
LN Nodes:
LN Plugins:
LN Services:
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Exchanges:
Payments:
Please comment if you have any ideas on dates. Many of these dates are placeholders waiting for me to update. If you comment then I will update the post.
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r/Bitcoin recap - February 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 26th monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
A recap of Bitcoin in February 2019
Adoption * bitcoin can now be used to fund your public transport card in 37 cities in Argentina (7 Feb) * There are as many transactions today as in January 2018 but with all time low fees (7 Feb) * Bitcoin’s Lightning Network currently has 6000 nodes and $2.4M in capacity (9 Feb) * A service that lets you buy Domino’s Pizza via the Lightning Network in the US (13 Feb) * Bitcoin’s average block size is now 1.3MB (14 Feb) * An Argentinian company settles export deal with a client in Paraguay using bitcoin (15 Feb) * The Lightning Network reaches 700 btc in capacity (16 Feb) * A butchery in Kenya accepting bitcoin (17 Feb) * The ₿ symbol is now a listed currency when you long press the $ sign on a mobile keyboard (19 Feb) * A Lightning developer’s node is routing more than $10k per month for a 0.25% fee (19 Feb) * Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, promotes bitcoin tipping on Twitter (20 Feb) * bitcoin transactions near an all-time high of 3.87 transactions per second (21 Feb) * Finanzen.net, a german finance site, starts lising the EUBTC exchange rate (21 Feb) * 20% of Localbitcoins 4.8M visits come from Venezuela (26 Feb) * $52M of bitcoin bought on Cash app in Q4 2018 (27 Feb)
Development * The Casa node has been open-sourced (1 Feb) * A specification for trustless non-pegged sidechains (4 Feb) * Blockstream creates a new Multisignature standard (18 Feb) * BTCPay Server now has payment requests (26 Feb)
Security * A discussion on traditional mixers vs Wasabi wallet (2 Feb) * Another Electrum wallet phishing attempt (4 Feb) * Someone gets scammed for $50 worth in bitcoin by a QR code switch (19 Feb) * Coinomi wallet sends your plain text seed phrase to Google’s remote spellchecker API (27 Feb)
Business * Kraken exchange CEO on the QuadrigaCX coins (3 Feb) * People discuss the bitcoins held by bankrupt QuadrigaCX (4 Feb) * TD Ameritrade is advertising how to invest in Bitcoin on YouTube (10 Feb) * Lightning integration will eventually come to Square’s Cash app according to its CEO (11 Feb) * Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will have secure storage for private keys built in (20 Feb) * A 21-year old couple is working on a hardware wallet (23 Feb)
Research * Bitcoin’s wealth distribution across addresses increased over the past 2 years (13 Feb)
Education * Bitcoin’s prehistory (2 Feb) * People discuss the best real-time bitcoin news feeds (8 Feb) * Someone discusses their small bitcoin mining operation (9 Feb) * A new report on financial privacy from Coin Center (11 Feb) * Andreas Antonopoulos on splicing (25 Feb)
Regulation & Politics * The SEC thinks some cryptocurrency will match their ETF requirements eventually (7 Feb) * Government-mandated asset seizure will be limited in the U.S. (23 Feb)
Archeology (Financial Incumbents) * The British pound is the oldest fiat currency at 317 years and now worth 0.5% of its original value (4 Feb) * JPMorgan Chase incorrectly analyses that bitcoin miners operate at a 16% loss (12 Feb) * JPMorgan Chase launches its own centralized JPM stablecoin (14 Feb) * The IMF comes up with a plan to devalue cash and introduce negative intrest rates (17 Feb) * Venmo’s KYC when someone paid back a sandwich is a great reminder why we need bitcoin (20 Feb)
Price & Trading * Bitcoin passes $4k for the first time in a while (19 Feb)
Fun & Other * A discussion on former Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn (1 Feb) * Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he thinks the currency of the Internet will be bitcoin (2 Feb) * Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey passes on the Lightning Torch (5 Feb) * Some instructions on how to send letters using a computer if you think sending bitcoin is difficult (6 Feb) * Why Bitcoin should succeed (7 Feb) * Other technologies that died just like Bitcoin (8 Feb) * Elon Musks compliments cryptocurrency for value transfers (20 Feb) * Elon Musk says whoever owns the early btc deserves a Nobel prize in delayed gratification (21 Feb) * A Lightning-powered chicken feeder (22 Feb) * A Malaysian bookstore with Bitcoin and Blockchain books on top of the finance section (28 Feb)
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Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20190911(Market index 38 — Fear state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20190911(Market index 38 — Fear state)

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The Japan Financial Services Agency held the second round of the Encrypted Assets Roundtable, calling Libra the “alarm clock” According to the official website of the Japan Financial Services Agency on September 9, the Japanese Financial Agency revealed today that the agency had held the second round table on encrypted assets in Tokyo on September 6. The meeting brought together relevant financial regulators and international organizations to discuss and exchange experiences on the latest developments in cryptographic assets, including stable currency. The conference consisted of four main topics, namely: 1. The latest technological developments and challenges of cryptographic assets; 2. Supervision of crypto-equity trading platforms; 3. Investor protection and market integrity; 4. Participation of multiple stakeholders global cooperation. It is reported that the meeting is an invitation system and is not open to the public. At the meeting, the Japanese Finance Agency’s international deputy, Iwami, made an opening speech, saying: “Libra is like a ‘sounding alarm clock’ to all of us. The alarm bell has been ringing, which requires regulators and central bank officials to expand. Eyes, face up to the problem to face sooner or later. Many other clocks may be waiting for the next time.”
US Deputy Treasury Secretary: Libra will accept US anti-money laundering review On the 11th, Sigal Mandelker, deputy secretary of the US Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, warned on Tuesday that Libra, the proposed cryptocurrency of Facebook (FB.O), must comply with US anti-money laundering standards in order to survive, even if its headquarters is in Switzerland. Mandelker said: “What we have pointed out to them many times is that they must deploy appropriate anti-money laundering and sanctions programs to combat terrorist financing. I think they are still at a very early stage of thinking about how to meet these requirements.”
Indian parliamentarian: cryptocurrency is more complicated than the Internet in the early stages of development Indian Congressman Rajeev Chandrasekhar said in an interview that cryptocurrency is much more complicated in the early stages of its development than the Internet. The growth and innovation momentum of encryption technology is almost like a perfect storm. Speaking of India’s position on managing encryption for the public, he cautioned that the Supreme Court has ruled that privacy is a fundamental right for all Indians. In addition, he added, there is currently no legislative and legal framework for innovation to allow people to collect data from consumers and to allow consumers to agree. He deliberately confused encryption and privacy because it currently does not have a policy framework.

Encrypted project calendar(September 12, 2019)

BNB/Binance Coin: Coin Security will stop providing services to US users on Binance.com on September 12th BCN/Bytecoin: Bytecoin (BCN) will release Copper v3.6.0 on September 12t HBT/Hubii Network: Hubii Network (HBT) hubii’s “Blockchain in Practice” campaign with Microsoft will be held on September 12th at the Microsoft office in Oslo. ETC/Ethereum Classic: ETC or will perform Atlantis hard fork on September 12th

Encrypted project calendar(September 13, 2019)

VET/Vechain: VeChain (VET) VeChain CEO Sunny Lu will deliver a speech at the Public Blockchain Symposium on September 13th. WABI/Tael: The Tael (WABI) project team will release the new Tael website on September 13.

Encrypted project calendar(September 14, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The European Union will launch its name, Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), which will take effect on September 14. The new law includes banks implementing “strong customer certification”. In addition, according to previous news, PSD2 can obtain some of the functions of the banking industry, providing new payment solutions for encryption products. BNB/Binance Coin: Binance Coin (BNB) Coin’s overseas team will hold its first community gathering in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 14. OKB/OKB: OKB (OKB) OKEx Africa will hold a party in Accra, Ghana, on September 14th, and the first African blockchain project supported by OKEx will be released.

Encrypted project calendar(September 15, 2019)

TRX/TRON: Wave field TRON launches side chain plan Sun Network network three-phase release WAN/Wanchain: Wanchain (WAN) will hold a 3Q community conference call in mid-September AE/Aeternity: Aeternity (AE) æternity is expected to carry out the Lima hard fork upgrade on September 15th, and the third Ethernet AE token migration hard fork will take effect. NANO/Nano: Nano (NANO) NANO founder Colin LeMahieu will attend an informal community gathering in Austin, Texas on September 15th.

Encrypted project calendar(September 16, 2019)

LINK/ChainLink: Chainlink (LINK) Oracle will host the Oracle Code One conference from September 16th to September 19th, at which it will announce the launch of 50 startups with Chainlink. MANA/Decentraland: The Decentraland (MANA) community will host the SDK hackathon on September 16. WABI/Tael: Tael (WABI) “Tael Insider” campaign will be held on the new project website on September 16.

Encrypted project calendar(September 17, 2019)

ZEN/Horizen: The official team of Horizen (ZEN) will hold a community gathering in Strasbourg, France on September 17th.

Encrypted project calendar(September 18, 2019)

OKB/OKB: OKB (OKB) On September 18th, OKEx will hold an institutional meeting in London to share the regulatory environment issues facing encryption organizations.

Encrypted project calendar(September 19, 2019)

NRG/Energi: Energi (NRG) Energi will launch a trading competition on the KuCoin platform on September 9th. By September 19th, 800 NRG will be presented to the top 470 participants. ADA/Cardano: The Cardano (ADA) project official will host the Wyoming hackathon from September 19th to 22nd. KIN/Kin: The Kin (KIN) project team will host a community gathering in Toronto on September 19. BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 Open Core Summit will be held in San Francisco from September 19th to 20th.

Encrypted project calendar(September 20, 2019)

NULS / NULS: The NULS 2.0 Beta hackathon will be held from September 20th to September 21st, 2019. AE/Aeternity: Aeternity (AE) will hold “Cosmos One” conference in Prague, Czech Republic on September 20th

Encrypted project calendar(September 21, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 6th FINWISE Global Summit Macau will be held from September 21st to 22nd. Distributed Financial Technology (DeFi) is the main topic of this conference. OKB/OKB: OKB (OKB) OKEx The Africa Cryptour series of talks in Kenya will take place on September 21 in Nairobi.

Encrypted project calendar(September 23, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: Bakkt, the digital asset platform led by ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange and the world’s second largest trading group, will launch a bitcoin physical delivery futures contract on September 23. EOS/EOS: EOS main network is expected to upgrade version 1.8 on September 23

Encrypted project calendar(September 24, 2019)

ENG/Enigma: Enigma (ENG) ENG main network token snapshot will end on September 24, the original start time is August 26.

Encrypted project calendar(September 26, 2019)

ADA/Cardano: The Cardano (ADA) Cardano community will host a party in Washington, DC on September 26.

Bitcoin price is slowly declining and recently broke the $10,000 support area against the US Dollar. The price is facing an uphill task and it might continue to struggle near $10,250 and $10,300. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $10,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price could continue to slide as long as it is trading below the $10,400 pivot level in the near term. Bitcoin price is under pressure below $10,250 against the US Dollar. BTC may perhaps accelerate decline as long as there is no close above the $10,400 and $10,500 levels.
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Alerts and News

Alerts and News
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New Commands for CLI: Set Alerts

Using the recently launched Command Line Interface (CLI), you can now set Price and Volume Alerts. To set an Alert, use the "alert" command, followed by:
  price  
using <, >, >=, <= to indicate the direction of the alert. To set an alert when Bitcoin/USD reaches $15,000 on Kraken, just enter
alert kraken btcusd price >=15000 
For a Volume Alert, the command structure is:
alert   volume    
"Type" is either "base" or "quote" volume - the volume down below on your charts defaults to "base" volume (or the volume in whatever coin you're looking at). Volume alerts can be set on different intervals, like 1 hour (1h), 1 day (1d), 1 week (1w) - see the interval selector at the top of your chart for all the options - you can find it next to the exchange and asset pair you're looking at in the top left of any chart page. Or you can just type "ls intervals"in the CLI.
Here's an example of a volume alert:
alert kraken btcusd volume 1h base 1000 
That alert would trigger if the volume of bitcoin traded in a 1 hour Bitcoin/USD candle exceeded 1000 bitcoins on Kraken.
You can also add multiple price or volume alerts at once:
alert kraken btcusd price >=13000 >=14000 >=15000 >=16000 >=17000 >=18000 >=19000 >=20000 
As always, help is there. Type the below to have it all in front of you. Here's the full documentation on the Command Line Interface (CLI).
alert -h 
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Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191030 (Market index 53 — Neutral state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191030 (Market index 53 — Neutral state)

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Stellar Ends Inflation Of XLM With Latest Protocol Upgrade Stellar has successfully completed its scheduled Protocol 12 upgrade, effectively disabling inflation for the network’s cross-border payments-focused crypto, Stellar Lumens (XLM).
China To Certify 11 Fintech Products Used In Blockchain And Online Payment Services China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has said that it will certify 11 different types of financial technology (Fintech) hardware and software that are regularly being used for online payment and blockchain-related services with its new verification system, the Certification of Fintech Products. The PBoC introduced the initial list of Fintech products that may be used during front-end and bank-end application development for online payment platforms.
Global Digital Finance Center officially established in Hangzhou on October 29 With the approval of the People’s Bank of China, the global digital financial center jointly supported by the China Mutual Gold Association and the World Bank was formally established in Hangzhou on October 29. It is understood that the Global Digital Finance Center will work to promote the international consensus on digital finance development, promote the dissemination of good practices, standards and experience in digital finance, provide technical assistance support for the development of digital finance in developing countries and emerging markets, and promote digital finance. We will safely benefit the people of all countries in the world and build a platform for knowledge sharing and capacity building in the digital finance field that is open, inclusive and diverse for all countries in the world.
BiShiJie Research Released Report On Decentralized Finance 2019 BiShiJie Research today on Oct 30 released a report on decentralized finance (DeFi) 2019 in partnership with DApp Total at the #Global Blockchain DeFi Summit# held by BiShiJie and CoinNess. Per the report, the value of the overall locked DeFi assets has surpassed $1 billion this year. As of the end of Q3, DeFi DApps had become the most active products on the Ethereum blockchain, with more than 132,000 users. Noticeably, 58% of Ethereum’s on-chain trading volume, around $466 million, came from DeFi DApps.

Bitcoin price is currently correcting lower and is trading below $9,500 against the US Dollar. The price is likely to decline further towards $8,700 before it could rise again. Yesterday’s highlighted key bearish trend line is intact with resistance near $9,460 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price must surpass the $9,460 and $9,500 resistance levels to start a fresh increase.
Bitcoin price is facing a few key hurdles near $9,500 against the US Dollar. Therefore, BTC could dip a few points before a fresh increase in the near term.
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Encrypted project calendar(October 30, 2019)

MIOTA/IOTA: IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on October 30th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the topic “How to store data on IOTA Tangle.” TRON (TRX): 30 October 2019 SFBW19 Afterparty “TRON Official SFBW19 Afterparty from 7–10:30 PM in San Francisco.” Horizen (ZEN): 30 October 2019 Horizen Quarterly Update Join our first Quarterly Update on October the 30th at 5 PM UTC/ 1 PM EST. Deeper look into Engineering, BD, Marketing, and more. Aeternity (AE): 30 October 2019 Hardfork “The third hardfork of the æternity Mainnet is scheduled for October 30, 2019.” Valor Token (VALOR): 30 October 2019 Transaction Fees Resume “It’s September and the SMART VALOR Platform is still waiving transaction fees for all members, until October 30th!” Aragon (ANT): 30 October 2019 Singapore Meetup “Aragon on DAOs and DeFi” from 6:30–8:30 PM. Kambria (KAT): 30 October 2019 Outliers Hashed Awards Outliers Hashed awards from October 30–31. Ethereum Classic (ETC): 30 October 2019 Cohort Demo Day “ETC Labs hosts it’s 2nd Cohort Demo Day. Learn about the companies and project being accelerated through the Ethereum Classic ecosystem.”

Encrypted project calendar(October 31, 2019)

Spendcoin (SPND): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Cross Ledger Mainnet “Cross Ledger Mainnet Release and SPND Token Swap,” during October 2019. Spendcoin (SPND): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Blkchn University Beta “Blockchain University Beta goes live,” during October 2019. Stellar (XLM): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Minor Release “We will have 6 Minor Releases in 2019; one each in February, March, May, June, August, and October.” Bitcoin SV (BSV): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) BSV Conference Seoul No additional information. Seele (SEELE): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Public Network Mainne launch has been moved to Oct 31 . Howdoo (UDOO): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Howdoo Live on Huawei Howdoo begins its exciting partnership with Huawei with listing as a featured app starting in October. Chiliz (CHZ): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) App Soft Launch Soft launch of Socios App by end of October. Dent (DENT): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Loyalty Program “Afterburner loyalty program launch for all 21,6 Million mobile #DENT users will be in October!” IceChain (ICHX): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Wallet Release IceChain releases wallet during October. Chiliz (CHZ): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Partnerships New sports and new teams joining Socios (+more updates and events) will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Horizen (ZEN): 31 October 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. PCHAIN (PI): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Website No additional information. IOST (IOST): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Game on IOST “Eternal Fafnir, a new role-playing game developed by INFUN is coming to you in Oct.” Achain (ACT): 31 October 2019 Mainnet 2.0 Launch “… The main network is officially scheduled to launch on October 31.” Mithril (MITH):31 October 2019 Burn “MITH burn will take place on 2019/10/31 2pm UTC+8. “ Aergo (AERGO): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Aergo Lite V1.0 Release AergoLite, which brings blockchain compatibility to billions of devices using SQLite, released during October 2019. TE-FOOD (TFD): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Complementary Product “Development of a new, complementary product with a new partner, which we hope to be launched in September-October.” Edge (DADI): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Full Open Source Code base for the network fully open-sourced in September or October. BlockStamp (BST): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) ASIC Miner Prototype In orderr to ensure BlockStamps continued decentralization, we will release a BST ASIC miner for testing. Perlin (PERL): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) SSA Partnership “Perlin has partnered with the Singapore Shipping Association to create the International E-Registry of Ships (IERS)” Skrumble Network (SKM): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Exchange Release “3rd dApp: Exchange Release,” during October 2019. EDC Blockchain (EDC): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Blockchain Marketplace “As you already know, our ECRO blockchain marketplace is ready for release, and will open to the global community in October!” BlockStamp (BST): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) ASIC Miner Prototype In orderr to ensure BlockStamps continued decentralization, we will release a BST ASIC miner for testing. XinFin Network (XDCE): 31 October 2019 Homebloc Webinar “XinFin — Homebloc Webinar 2019” from 9–10 PM. Akropolis (AKRO): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Alpha Release “Delivers the initial mainnet implementation of protocol. All building blocks will be united to one product.” Hyperion (HYN): 31 October 2019 (or earlier) Economic Model The final version of the HYN Economic Model launches in October.

Encrypted project calendar(November 1, 2019)

INS/Insolar: The Insolar (INS) Insolar wallet and the redesigned Insolar Block Explorer will be operational on November 1, 2019. VeChain (VET):”01 November 2019 BUIDLer Reunion Party BUIDLer Reunion Party in San Francisco from 8–11 PM. uPlexa (UPX): 01 November 2019 Steadfast Storm — PoS/PoW split (Utility nodes ie. master nodes) — Upcoming Anonymity Network much like TOR — Privacy-based DApps — Reduced network fees. Enjin Coin (ENJ): 01 November 2019 MFT Binding “ICYMI: On Enjin Coin’s 2nd anniversary (November 1), Enjin MFTs will be bound to hodlers’ blockchain addresses…” Auxilium (AUX):01 November 2019 AUX Interest Distribution Monthly interest distribution by Auxilium Interest Distribution Platform for coinholders. Also supports charity. Havy (HAVY):01 November 2019 Token Buyback “Havy tokens buyback, Only in 1 exchange between Idex, Mercatox & Hotbit. The exchange depends on the most lower sell wall.” Egretia (EGT): 01 November 2019 Global DApp Contest SF 2019 Egretia Global DApp Contest in San Francisco. EthereumX (ETX): 01 November 2019 Snapshot for ETX Holders “Next snapshot of ETX balances will be taken on 1st November 2019.” Veros (VRS): 01 November 2019 Transcoin Partnership “On November 1, Transcoin instant swap tool will be integrated into @VEROSFP platform.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 2, 2019)

Kambria (KAT): 02 November 2019 VietAI Summit 2019 Kambria joins forces with VietAI for the annual VietAI Summit, with top experts from Google Brain, NVIDIA, Kambria, VietAI, and more!

Encrypted project calendar(November 4, 2019)

Stellar (XLM): 04 November 2019 Stellar Meridian Conf. Stellar Meridian conference from Nov 4–5 in Mexico City. Cappasity (CAPP): 04 November 2019 Lisbon Web Summit Lisbon Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from November 4–7.

Encrypted project calendar(November 5, 2019)

Nexus (NXS): 05 November 2019 Tritium Official Release “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the day Tritium changed Distributed Ledger. Yes, this is an official release date.” NEM (XEM): 05 November 2019 Innovation Forum — Kyiv NEM Foundation Council Member Anton Bosenko will be speaking in the upcoming International Innovation Forum in Kyiv on November 5, 2019. TomoChain (TOMO): 05 November 2019 TomoX Testnet “Mark your calendar as TomoX testnet will be live on Tuesday, Nov 5th!” aelf (ELF): 05 November 2019 Bug Bounty Program Ends On Oct 24th, 2019 aelf’s biggest bug bounty will launch with a large reward pool. The event will run for almost 2 weeks.

Encrypted project calendar(November 6, 2019)

STEEM/Steem: The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th. KIM/Kimcoin: Kimcoin (KIM) Bitfinex will be online at KIM on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 (UTC).

Encrypted project calendar(November 7, 2019)

XRP (XRP): 07 November 2019 Swell 2019 Ripple hosts Swell from November 7th — 8th in Singapore. BTC/Bitcoin: Malta The A.I. and Blockchain summit will be held in Malta from November 7th to 8th.

Encrypted project calendar(November 8, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th. IOTX/IoTeX: IoTex (IOTX) will participate in the CES Expo on November 08

Encrypted project calendar(November 9, 2019)

CENNZ/Centrality: Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland. HTMLCOIN (HTML): 09 November 2019 (or earlier) Mandatory Wallet Update Mandatory Wallet Update: there will be a soft fork on our blockchain. This update adds header signature verification on block 997,655.

Encrypted project calendar(November 11, 2019)

PAX/Paxos Standard: Paxos Standard (PAX) 2019 Singapore Financial Technology Festival will be held from November 11th to 15th, and Paxos Standard will attend the conference. Crypto.com Coin (CRO): and 3 others 11 November 2019 Capital Warm-up Party Capital Warm-up Party in Singapore. GoldCoin (GLC): 11 November 2019 Reverse Bitcoin Hardfork The GoldCoin (GLC) Team will be “Reverse Hard Forking” the Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 12, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The CoinMarketCap Global Conference will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore from November 12th to 13th Binance Coin (BNB) and 7 others: 12 November 2019 CMC Global Conference “The first-ever CoinMarketCap large-scale event: A one-of-a-kind blockchain / crypto experience like you’ve never experienced before.” Aion (AION) and 17 others: 12 November 2019 The Capital The Capital conference from November 12–13 in Singapore.

Encrypted project calendar(November 13, 2019)

Fetch.ai (FET): 13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a @Fetch_ai #Cambridge #meetup on 13 November @pantonarms1.” Binance Coin (BNB) and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov. Centrality (CENNZ): 13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO @aaronmcdnz anything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).

Encrypted project calendar(November 14, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th. Binance Coin (BNB): and 4 others 14 November 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from November 14–15. Basic Attention Token (BAT): 14 November 2019 London Privacy Meetup “If you’re in London on Nov. 14th, don’t miss our privacy meetup! The Brave research team, our CPO @johnnyryan, as well as @UoE_EFI Horizen (ZEN): 14 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 15, 2019)

TRON (TRX): 15 November 2019 Cross-chain Project “The #TRON cross-chain project will be available on Nov. 15th” Bluzelle (BLZ): 15 November 2019 (or earlier) CURIE Release CURIE release expected by early November 2019. Zebi (ZCO): 15 November 2019 ZEBI Token Swap Ends “… We will give 90 days to all the ERC 20 token holders to swap out their tokens into Zebi coins.” OKB (OKB): 15 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Vilnius “Join us for a meetup on 15 Nov (Fri) for our 1st ever Talks in Vilnius, Lithuania.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 16, 2019)

Bancor (BNT): and 2 others 16 November 2019 Crypto DeFiance-Singapore “Crypto DeFiance is a new global DeFi event embracing established innovators, financial market disruptors, DApp developers…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 17, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 17 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Lagos Join us on 17 Nov for another OKEx Talks, discussing the “Life of a Crypto Trader”.

Encrypted project calendar(November 19, 2019)

Lisk (LSK): 19 November 2019 Lisk.js “We are excited to announce liskjs2019 will take place on November 19th. This all day blockchain event will include…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 20, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 20 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Odessa Ukr “Join us in Odessa as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 21, 2019)

Cardano (ADA): and 2 others 21 November 2019 Meetup Netherlands (AMS) “This meetup is all about how to decentralize a blockchain, the problems and differences between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake…” Cappasity (CAPP): 21 November 2019 Virtuality Paris 2019 “Cappasity to demonstrate its solution for the interactive shopping experience at Virtuality Paris 2019.” Horizen (ZEN): 21 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. OKB (OKB): 21 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Johannesburg “Join us the largest city of South Africa — Johannesburg where we will host our OKEx Talks on the 21st Nov.” IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech. OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 22, 2019)

IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

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'''
Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 26th monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
A recap of Bitcoin in February 2019
Adoption * [bitcoin can now be used to fund your public transport card in 37 cities in Argentina]1 (7 Feb) * [There are as many transactions today as in January 2018 but with all time low fees]2 (7 Feb) * [Bitcoin’s Lightning Network currently has 6000 nodes and $2.4M in capacity]3 (9 Feb) * [A service that lets you buy Domino’s Pizza via the Lightning Network in the US]4 (13 Feb) * [Bitcoin’s average block size is now 1.3MB]5 (14 Feb) * [An Argentinian company settles export deal with a client in Paraguay using bitcoin]6 (15 Feb) * [The Lightning Network reaches 700 btc in capacity]7 (16 Feb) * [A butchery in Kenya accepting bitcoin]8 (17 Feb) * [The ₿ symbol is now a listed currency when you long press the $ sign on a mobile keyboard]9 (19 Feb) * [A Lightning developer’s node is routing more than $10k per month for a 0.25% fee]10 (19 Feb) * [Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, promotes bitcoin tipping on Twitter]11 (20 Feb) * [bitcoin transactions near an all-time high of 3.87 transactions per second]12 (21 Feb) * [Finanzen.net, a german finance site, starts lising the EUBTC exchange rate]13 (21 Feb) * [20% of Localbitcoins 4.8M visits come from Venezuela]14 (26 Feb) * [$52M of bitcoin bought on Cash app in Q4 2018]15 (27 Feb)
Development * [The Casa node has been open-sourced]16 (1 Feb) * [A specification for trustless non-pegged sidechains]17 (4 Feb) * [Blockstream creates a new Multisignature standard]18 (18 Feb) * [BTCPay Server now has payment requests]19 (26 Feb)
Security * [A discussion on traditional mixers vs Wasabi wallet]20 (2 Feb) * [Another Electrum wallet phishing attempt]21 (4 Feb) * [Someone gets scammed for $50 worth in bitcoin by a QR code switch]22 (19 Feb) * [Coinomi wallet sends your plain text seed phrase to Google’s remote spellchecker API]23 (27 Feb)
Business * [Kraken exchange CEO on the QuadrigaCX coins]24 (3 Feb) * [People discuss the bitcoins held by bankrupt QuadrigaCX]25 (4 Feb) * [TD Ameritrade is advertising how to invest in Bitcoin on YouTube]26 (10 Feb) * [Lightning integration will eventually come to Square’s Cash app according to its CEO]27 (11 Feb) * [Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will have secure storage for private keys built in]28 (20 Feb) * [A 21-year old couple is working on a hardware wallet]29 (23 Feb)
Research * [Bitcoin’s wealth distribution across addresses increased over the past 2 years]30 (13 Feb)
Education * [Bitcoin’s prehistory]31 (2 Feb) * [People discuss the best real-time bitcoin news feeds]32 (8 Feb) * [Someone discusses their small bitcoin mining operation]33 (9 Feb) * [A new report on financial privacy from Coin Center]34 (11 Feb) * [Andreas Antonopoulos on splicing]35 (25 Feb)
Regulation & Politics * [The SEC thinks some cryptocurrency will match their ETF requirements eventually]36 (7 Feb) * [Government-mandated asset seizure will be limited in the U.S.]37 (23 Feb)
Archeology (Financial Incumbents) * [The British pound is the oldest fiat currency at 317 years and now worth 0.5% of its original value]38 (4 Feb) * [JPMorgan Chase incorrectly analyses that bitcoin miners operate at a 16% loss]39 (12 Feb) * [JPMorgan Chase launches its own centralized JPM stablecoin]40 (14 Feb) * [The IMF comes up with a plan to devalue cash and introduce negative intrest rates]41 (17 Feb) * [Venmo’s KYC when someone paid back a sandwich is a great reminder why we need bitcoin]42 (20 Feb)
Price & Trading * [Bitcoin passes $4k for the first time in a while]43 (19 Feb)
Fun & Other * [A discussion on former Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn]44 (1 Feb) * [Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he thinks the currency of the Internet will be bitcoin]45 (2 Feb) * [Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey passes on the Lightning Torch]46 (5 Feb) * [Some instructions on how to send letters using a computer if you think sending bitcoin is difficult]47 (6 Feb) * [Why Bitcoin should succeed]48 (7 Feb) * [Other technologies that died just like Bitcoin]49 (8 Feb) * [Elon Musks compliments cryptocurrency for value transfers]50 (20 Feb) * [Elon Musk says whoever owns the early btc deserves a Nobel prize in delayed gratification]51 (21 Feb) * [A Lightning-powered chicken feeder]52 (22 Feb) * [A Malaysian bookstore with Bitcoin and Blockchain books on top of the finance section]53 (28 Feb)
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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC Trading Near Make-or-Break Levels

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis: BTC Trading Near Make-or-Break Levels
Bitcoin price is trading nicely above the $3,500 support area against the US Dollar. There is a major ascending channel formed with resistance at $3,650 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken)...
https://btcindex.io/news/bitcoin-price-weekly-analysis-btc-trading-near-make-or-break-levels
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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Gaining Momentum: Break Above $8,500 Likely

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Gaining Momentum: Break Above $8,500 Likely
  • Bitcoin price extended gains recently and broke the $8,100 and $8,200 resistances against the US Dollar.
  • The price seems to be setting up for more gains above the $8,300 resistance area.
  • There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $8,140 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is placed nicely above the $8,100 pivot level and it seems like there could be more upsides.
Bitcoin price traded to a new weekly high above $8,300 against the US Dollar. BTC is showing a lot of positive signs and it could even rally towards the $8,500 resistance area.

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The Bullish Case for Bitcoin

Ahoy mates! Today I'm sharing with you my weekly update on bitcoin. This time we dive in to depths of kraken where no pirate has gone before and some dare to opposite the monster itself! So prepare!
When the whole market is full of pessimism and people are looking at the same bearish targets this indicates only one thing to me what one of the legendary investor said:
The market is showing a strong bearish sentiment and what usually happens during that is the people are stuck with bearish thinking or are only seeing bearish patterns. This is also the time when people are not finding it as attractive an investment.
This article is mainly focused on what whales don't want you to see and also we will be focusing on the larger picture so it's easier to understand where Bitcoin is heading next.
The Market Psychology Let's begin with the market psychology. Emotions are strong especially in the crypto sphere and people are not afraid of showing them. This is good for us so that we can analyze this kind of behavior and see how it correlates with the price action.
This is the time when it's nearly impossible to scroll through twitter feed, enter in to a discord chat, or check news without being exposed to the overwhelming amount of depressing information about cryptocurrencies.
But even if the world of cryptocurrencies would not collapse anytime soon, then this kind of information can make you feel like it.
Information like this is valuable to us. Why?
When you look at the images down below they reflect how emotions are correlated with the price movement and when it is compared to Bitcoin Chart, you can start noticing similarities with the emotions people are having right now and where the price is now.
Bitcoin Chart for Comparison on Daily Timeframe
Wall Street Cheat Sheet
As you compare these charts you may start seeing that we are getting close to the part where the financial risk is minimal and upside potential is maximal.
Let's continue with the article and next stop is...
The Wyckoff Method
This is based on Richard Wyckoff's powerful theory which provides guidelines for determining events happening in the trading range. The events can be found in the famous schematic which exposes it fully.
Accumulation Schematic #1: Wyckoff events and Phases
You can find more information about The Wyckoff Method at here and read more about 'How to Trade a Selling Climax with Cryptocurrency?'- at here.
The Bottom of The Market Structure
The weekly chart of bitcoin is showing fascinating piece of information that it has hit the bottom structure of the market (meets major support) and seven past candles have been grinding against the downtrend line. When a price is able to grind against a long term downtrend line like this, it tells us that it hasn't seen any significant drops during those weeks. If that were the case where it would had significant drops, the downtrend line and the price would had distance in between of them. This is a great signal of sellers (bears) losing strength and not able to push it harder.
This week's candle determines direction of the market and this is an ideal zone to watch for reversal patterns.
Descending Channel
In this scenario I used pitchfork tool to generate a descending channel. It highlights perfectly that it meets descending support second time, retests it and if it does manage hold it could lead for an uptrend only if enough of buyers takes action in this spot.
Bullish Divergence + Diamond Bottom
Bullish Divergence is lead indicator for revealing tops and bottoms of the markets. This is commonly known reversal pattern and breaking above of the resistance area would be good indicator that the price is wanting to push higher. Bullish Divergence is accompanied with a Diamond Bottom which is known Reversal Pattern as well. When a price is starting to break out from the Diamond Bottom it's usually followed by expanded volume. This gives validity to breakout. What else should be seen is that it needs to break above of the neckline area and stay above of it as well. Rejection could lead to a new low and that's why it's good to have enough of confirmed signals before entering in to a trade.
Conclusion As seen in this article, the cycle charts are highlighting that we are not that far away from the recovery phase and shows that the risk/reward ratio is getting really good.
Keep in mind that even the whole market would be bearish, there are still things to take in to consideration and observe. Don't be fooled by the prevailing sentiment but try to come up with fresh ideas that has confirmation and then you will be few steps ahead from others.
Thinking out of the box is essential when it comes to cryptocurrencies and generally speaking contrarians (The ones that haven't gone along with the herd) have been the most successful investors and traders all time.
Being around people who are over biased, stuck with bearish mind set can have harmful influence towards others and it can be hard to break from that cycle. It is better to keep neutral stance and see what opportunities the market brings than trying to force setups.
Here's motivational quote to the end:
Please, if any question comes to your mind don’t hesitate to ask! I try my best to respond ASAP!
If you need help with trading, finding information or courses let me know and I’d be more than happy to help you!
DISCLAIMER: Please be aware this is not financial advice. You are responsible for your trading and investing decisions. It is highly recommended to do your own research before investing anything.
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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Forming Double Bottom: Setting Stage For Rebound

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Forming Double Bottom: Setting Stage For Rebound
Bitcoin price seems to be forming a strong support base near $7,440 against the US Dollar.
The price recovered above $7,700 and it is currently trading near the $7,800 resistance area.
There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $7,950 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair is likely forming a double bottom pattern and it could stage a decent recovery above $8,000.
Bitcoin price is showing a lot of positive signs above the $7,500 level against the US Dollar. BTC could start a strong recovery once it clears $7,950 and $8,000.

Bitcoin Price Analysis
Recently, bitcoin price retested the last swing low near $7,440 against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair remained stable above $7,440 and the bulls defended more losses. A new swing low was formed and the price recently moved higher. There was a break above the $7,500 and $7,600 levels to start an upside correction. The price also climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $8,578 high to $7,441 low.

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Uptrend Pauses But Not Out of Woods Yet

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Uptrend Pauses But Not Out of Woods Yet
  • Bitcoin price is currently under pressure below the $7,800 support area against the US Dollar.
  • The price declined recently and it is currently trading just above the $7,500 support area.
  • There is a major declining channel in place with resistance at $8,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could decline a few points and there might be a strong bounce from $7,420 or $7,200.
Bitcoin price is slowly moving lower towards key supports against the US Dollar. BTC is likely to bounce back from the $7,400 or $7,200 support levels in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Recently, bitcoin price struggled to break the $8,100 and $8,050 resistance levels against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair failed near $8,050 recently and started a downward move below $8,000 and $7,940. The price is currently under pressure and it broke the $7,800 support area. It even traded below the $7,660 support level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Finally, there was a break below the $7,600 support and a new swing low was formed at $7,516.
The price is currently consolidating, with an initial resistance is near the $7,780 level. It represents the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $8,052 high to $7,516 low. Above $7,780, the price could test the $7,900 resistance level. Moreover, the 100 hourly simple moving average is close to the $7,900 level to prevent upsides. The 76.4% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $8,052 high to $7,516 low is also near the $7,925 level. Therefore, the $7,900 area could act as a strong resistance.
More importantly, there is a major declining channel in place with resistance at $8,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. On the downside, the main support is near $7,500, below which the price could test the $7,425 support area. Below $7,425, the price will most likely revisit the key $7,220 support area.
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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Uptrend Intact Despite Recent Corrective Decrease

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Uptrend Intact Despite Recent Corrective Decrease
Bitcoin price rallied to a new 9-month high towards $7,500 before correcting lower against the US Dollar.
The price declined below the $7,000 support level, but it found strong bids near $6,750.
There is a new connecting bullish trend line forming with support at $6,940 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair is currently in an uptrend and it is likely to climb back above $7,200 and $7,250.
Bitcoin price corrected sharply from $7,500 against the US Dollar. BTC tested key supports and it seems like it could bounce back above $7,200 in the coming sessions.

Bitcoin Price Analysis
In the past five days, there was a sharp rally in bitcoin price above the $7,000 resistance area against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair even broke the $7,200 and $7,350 resistance levels. The price tested the $7,500 resistance level and settled well above the 100 hourly simple moving average. A swing high was formed $7,590 and recently the price corrected lower sharply. It traded below the $7,200 support level and spiked below the $7,000 pivot level.

The price tested the key $6,700-6,800 support area, and a swing low was formed near the $6,733 level. BTC price recovered nicely and traded above the $7,000 level, and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $7,590 high to $6,733 low. However, the price seems to be facing a tough resistance near the $7,150 and $7,160 levels. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $7,590 high to $6,733 low is also acting as a resistance. A clear break above the $7,160 level may open the doors for a fresh increase above $7,200 and $7,250 in the near term.

On the downside, there is a decent support forming near the $7,000 level. Moreover, there is a new connecting bullish trend line forming with support at $6,940 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Therefore, the pair remains well supported near the $6,950 and $7,000 levels. Below $6,950, the price could retest the main $6,700-6,800 support area.
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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Rally Reaching Crucial Juncture: Can Bulls Break $6.2K?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Rally Reaching Crucial Juncture: Can Bulls Break $6.2K?
Bitcoin price extended gains and traded to a new 2019 high above $6,080 against the US Dollar.
The price surged higher towards the $6,100 level and it is currently consolidating gains.
There was a break above a connecting trend line with resistance at $6,005 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair remains well supported on the downside, but there are many hurdles near $6,100 and $6,200.
Bitcoin price surging higher with a bullish bias above $6,000 against the US Dollar. BTC could surge towards the $6,200 level before a strong downside correction.

Yesterday, there was a sharp decline in bitcoin price below $5,900 against the US Dollar due to the Binance exchange security breach. The BTC/USD pair declined below the $5,800 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the $5,660 level acted as a strong support, resulting in a fresh rise. The price started a strong rise and broke the $5,900 and $5,950 resistance levels. There was even a close above the $5,950 level and the 100 hourly SMA.

During the rise, there was a break above a connecting trend line with resistance at $6,005 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair climbed above the $6,050 level and traded to a new 2019 high above $6,080. A swing high was formed at $6,096 and the price is currently consolidating gains. An initial support is near $6,020, the broken trend line, and the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $5,810 low to $6,096 high. If there is a break below $6,020 and $6,000, the price may test the $5,950 support zone. It represents a strong support and coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $5,810 low to $6,096 high.

If there is a downside extension, the next support is at $5,920. There is also a connecting bullish trend line on the same chart with support near $5,880. Therefore, the price remains well supported on the downside near $6,020, $6,000 and $5,950. On the upside, there are many hurdles for the bulls near $6,100 and $6,200.

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Stablecoins — Carrying the Way to the Crypto Promised Land

Stablecoins — Carrying the Way to the Crypto Promised Land

What are Stablecoins?

In cryptocurrency, most avid traders prefer having an option for stability to trade out of their volatile holdings while still maintaining decentralized assets that avoid the need to exchange into Fiat currency. We traders sometimes need a period of rest for our crypto portfolios to not have the potential to significantly increase or decrease in value. This is exactly what the appropriately named stablecoins allow us to accomplish.
These crypto tokens are designed to peg their values closely to the value of various currencies, such as the ever popular dollar, at an approximate 1:1 ratio. By doing so, cryptocurrency traders are able to use them as a means of exchange in order to essentially liquidate their other volatile cryptocurrencies. Doing so negates the risk of major price fluctuations in their portfolios.
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The availability of stablecoins is still just two and a half years old, and the power that they hold are entirely up to the markets. But, According to Phil Glazer at Bitwise Asset Management, he believes that as time goes on, a successful cryptocurrency that has a fixed price relative to our main Fiat currencies will have a major positive effect on cryptocurrency as a whole. He states,
“A fixed price cryptocurrency would enable a greater number of use cases than current cryptocurrencies allow. At the moment, cryptocurrencies are primarily held by investors and speculators seeking to profit from price appreciation. Few people hold and use cryptocurrencies like they would US dollars (receiving a salary, paying for groceries, etc.) because prices fluctuate significantly day-to-day.”
In the current landscape of cryptocurrency exchanges, only a select number of cryptoassets can be exchanged for currently tradeable stablecoins. Trading pairs involving stablecoins are some of the most heavily exchanged. In fact, the combination of trading USDT (aka Tether, which I’ll talk about more later in this piece) for Bitcoin is currently the most popular trading pair among exchanges where this pair is offered.
Why is USDT so highly exchanged when its value intentionally doesn’t garner a profit or loss? Well, stablecoins are, by design, not the roller coaster ride in value the way most other cryptocurrencies are, and that is precisely what gives them appeal. If you are riding recent highs in Bitcoin and decide it’s time to sell off a portion of them temporarily, Tether allows you to do so at Bitcoin’s market price. If BTC loses 15% of its value relative to the dollar the following day, your holdings that were converted to Tether did not actually lose any value.
Tether and other stablecoins allow you to essentially “sit out” from the market highs and lows any time you please, and be comfortable knowing those coins do not change in value relative to the dollar.
The existence of stablecoins on exchanges allows traders to cycle in and out of positions in Bitcoin and other volatile coins with ease while keeping their holdings out of the centralized bank systems. Swapping heavily volatile coins like Bitcoin for the least volatile coins available (stablecoins) on an exchange any time the trader so chooses is a huge advantage for anyone looking to de-risk and protect their portfolio values for any given timeframe. Investors and traders need stability in their own holdings on and off in order to counter the large spikes in crypto market volatility that occurs on both short-term and long-term time scales. They also need a quick way to exit and enter their positions when major news occurs and prices may react at a moment’s notice.
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But why can’t we simply convert any of our cryptocurrency holdings to actual US dollars at the drop of a hat? Why do we even need a specialized stable token designed to replicate the true value of the US dollar around the clock? We already have something that is easily used for exchanging goods and services, both in person and on the internet. It’s called the dollar. And additionally, traditional stocks and equities can be bought and sold using USD in just about every online brokerage out there. However, there are a couple reasons that stablecoins are alternatively offered by most exchanges:
  • There are no money transmission laws applicable to sending cryptocurrency from one location to another. The same cannot be said about the dollar.
  • The overwhelming majority of altcoins simply do not have the volume and following yet for exchanges to justify offering direct fiat buying and selling. But remember that the keyword is “yet”.
  • From a global perspective, there are many countries experiencing hyperinflation that have crypto traders looking for ways to easily exchange their holdings for something pegged to the value of the US dollar. In countries like Nigeria or Egypt, the volatility of their country-based currencies far outweigh the dollar, making Tether a convenient, easy, and uncomplicated option to trade for and convert their own volatile currencies into.

The Not so Stable History of Crypto’s Top Stablecoin

The often notorious and polarizing Tether coin (USDT) has been around and circulated through cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets around the globe since early 2016. The questionable aspect to the world’s currently most traded stablecoin lies with their concerningly underwhelming track record regarding their transparency of their fund backing. The coin’s team claims that each USDT coin is backed by a dollar of hard currency reserves. However, only grainy, highly questioned evidence has been provided to disprove the notion that they do not have all of their tokens backed by real dollars. Bringing forth evidence of hard USD currency backing through periodic audits of the company would alleviate concerns and instill confidence in traders’ minds.
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Frequent inquiries for proof of this claim have been met with mostly radio silence from the Tether team. As of June 1, 2018, the stablecoin had a market cap of an astonishing $2.55 billion. Shortly after this date, a transparency report was released with the backing of law firm Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP that unofficially stated that their investigation found Tether to have the fund backing they claimed. The company was supposedly investigated by the law firm without warning, and it was announced that Tether’s bank account records exceeded its June 1st market cap by $7 million, thus indicating that it has full backing of its market supply of tokens. However, the vagueness and lack of many specific details of this report only temporarily silenced critics.
A week prior to the time of this writing, Bloomberg conducted an investigative report that heavily questioned Tether’s transparency report. In it, they noted that the popular cryptocurrency exchange, Kraken, has been the host to numerous suspicious Tether trades, many of which are indicative signs of blatant market manipulation. Wash trading and very specific trade amounts have been triggered and met with almost no temporary price movements in the overall value of Tether. It is unclear whether there are people associated with Tether or the exchange who have anything to do with these market manipulation tactics, but it seems as though Tether at least would have knowledge of these trades based on the lack of price movement to numbers that would normally move the value of their coin considerably.
Wash trading is the act of both buying and selling a coin simultaneously in order to mislead traders into assuming false information about a specific coin or entire market. Many suspect that these peculiar trades have occurred on the exchange without proper price movement. As a result of these scandals and several others involving the largest stablecoin, red flags are up, and Tether remains controversial as a legitimate stablecoin.
Yes, as I stated earlier in this article, stablecoins are designed to not have significant price movement. However, several who have looked into the matter have concluded that these significant trades should be at least temporarily moving the price of Tether to around $1.10, which would cause Tether to issue more coins into circulation and inevitably bring their value back to the intended $1.00. Instead, the price has only seemed to range from approximately $0.99 to $1.01, causing analysts to question if these orders are actually real or just showing up in order books to create false impressions of heavy market demand.
In addition, the Bloomberg report referenced a passage by University of Texas professor John Griffin, who said that there are some very specific orders that are “suggestive of wash trading”.
On top of all the confusion surrounding this so-called transparency report and the abundance of polarizing opinions it received, there had already been a $33 million hack of Tether coins in November, 2017. This opened doors to questions regarding the safety, vulnerabilities, and susceptibility to future security breaches of a coin that ironically is intended to instill a sense of calm in surrounding heavily fluctuating markets.
Despite the lack of fund backed evidence, which would be a major concern in virtually any other investable sector in the world, Tether is still a highly owned token constantly being exchanged throughout the cryptocurrency world. Not only that, but many are unaware that US Tether (USDT) is currently the second most traded cryptocurrency behind only Bitcoin. Stablecoins can also be used as helpful market indicators regarding the overall sentiment of the market based on how they are being traded. According to Joseph Young, an analyst at News BTC,
“The daily trading volume of USDT can be considered as a direct representation of the volatility in the cryptocurrency market; if the volume of Tether is abnormally large in a downward trend, it signifies that traders are selling cryptocurrencies to USDT, and if the volume of Tether is unusually large in a bull market, it demonstrates that traders are selling their USDT reserves to acquire more cryptocurrencies.”
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Available Stablecoin Options

Lately, many exchanges have been following Coinbase’s footsteps and slowly implementing USD trading for top traded coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum. But trading into centralized Fiat currencies is not exactly a great option if you are a believer in decentralized currency as the future. These fiat-pegged stablecoins I will be listing below are intended to be a convenience for users to exchange, not a burden that traders should feel forced into as an alternative to US dollars. There are three main types of stablecoins that currently are available for traders to get their hands on:
  • Fiat collateralized coins are coins that have a central entity that holds the equivalent amount of currency they intend to represent in currency. These fund-backed tokens are expected to be based on the reserve of fiat currency that allows them to place the appropriate 1:1 ratio between the value of a single token and a single dollar. Examples of these coins are:
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  • Tether (USDT), the leading stablecoin which I have already discussed in depth, has been circulating on exchanges since early 2016. Originally known as Realcoin, it is currently the largest asset backed token that acts as a link between crypto and fiat. Due to security and liquidity issues regarding their dollar reserves, external audit intentions by the company that so far have yet to exist, and a theft of $31 million USDT in November 2017 that caused a temporary cease of trading, their reputation has taken a minor, but not yet devastating hit.
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  • True USD (TUSD) is a relatively new fiat collateralized option for investors that is already available on several exchanges. They have capitalized on the controversy surrounding USDT, and they attempt to address particulars that people worry about with Tether, such as transparency of assets through daily proof of bank account information and monthly audits. TUSD was created with the intention of solving a few use cases, such as financial services and online commerce. They ideally see themselves as a replacement for USD on crypto exchanges. And for what it’s worth, the tokens run on the Ethereum blockchain as opposed to Tether’s Bitcoin blockchain.
  • Cryptocurrency collateralized stablecoins are the decentralized answer to fiat collateralized coins. Instead of being backed by Fiat currency, these coins are backed by actual cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum and the use of smart contracts:
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  • Maker Dao (DAI) has some similarities to Tether and other stable coins, such as their soft-pegged price to a US dollar, non-minable nature, and collateral-backed asset type. However, instead of being backed by fiat US dollars, DAI uses overcollateralized Ethereum smart contracts. It is also issued on the Ethereum blockchain, as opposed to the Bitcoin blockchain. Their use case intends to lend toward four markets:
    • Gambling markets
    • Financial markets
    • International trade
    • Transparent accounting systems
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  • BitUSD (BITUSD) is an interesting price-stable cryptocurrency, as it is backed by the BitShares core currency, BTS. Traders have the ability to convert them to an exchange rate that is dependent on their “trustworthy price feed” that is based on the median of several sources which are updated hourly. An intriguing claim by BITUSD is that their token is always expected to be worth at least $1.00, which would imply that the coin has the ability to be worth at least one US dollar at all times, but never less. We have already seen USDT and TUSD have a value below one dollar, so this would be a very valuable aspect of a stablecoin. However, keep in mind that they are used exclusively to buy BitShares, making converting to Fiat more tedious than alternative options.
  • Non-collateralized stablecoins are interesting in the fact that there is no collateral backing associated with these types of coins. These coins usually implement an algorithm or some form of an expanding and contracting supply of its own value, which is based on the price and demand of it by traders.
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  • Basis is an upcoming non-collateralized stablecoin that algorithmically adjusts its own supply based on the demand it is receiving in order to accurately peg itself to the value of a dollar without any need for a fiat or crypto backing. I will be releasing a feature article on this coin shortly as it gets closer to its public availability. Many consider the idea of it to be revolutionary to the crypto world, and if successful, could become an actual threat to the Federal Reserve and its centralized monetary policy.
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  • Haven (XHV), which claims to be untraceable, is a fork of the popular privacy coin, Monero (XMR). The coin works by implementing a “mint and burn” system which takes a transaction from a user’s wallet that they trigger, and sends it to a smart contract that in turn retains the Haven’s value at the moment of transaction. This balance stays on the blockchain, and is impossible to track back to the person making the transaction. By using this unique method, XHV’s use case allows users to send funds to offshore storage contract, while simultaneously being able to retain blockchain fund value to give the user the ability to trade their Haven and respond to market fluctuations.
In addition to the several tokens I have named, there are also several other stablecoins that are expected to be made readily available for cryptocurrency traders in the near future, including Kowala, Augmint, and Carbon. With several existing, emerging, and soon to be planned options in the stablecoin landscape, traders and investors have some options moving forward in how to prevent portions of their crypto portfolios from violently fluctuating. If stablecoins are able to accomplish what is expected and required of them (maintaining stability in an extremely volatile sector) without doubts in their validity, their existence will be a major boon for cryptocurrency.
Mass adoption of crypto in general will be an extreme uphill battle without these safe, reliable stablecoins for traders to buy and sell in and out of when waters get choppy. The currency-pegged tokens will open wide doors for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other top coins if they are able to scale to a global audience. Chrisjan Pauw, an author at Cointelegraph, states,
“For truly decentralized stablecoins to work, there must also be a system in place that can reliably obtain the exchange rate between the stablecoin and the pegged asset, without leaning on third-party institutions that can be manipulated.”
This is precisely what we need from a stablecoin to lift up all of cryptocurrency, and we will see in the months and years to come how well these coins can execute the goals that they set out to accomplish.
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xFolio

xFolio
Introducing xFolio App – much more than yet another cryptocurrency portfolio tracker

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Tracking your crypto portfolio can be hard, especially if you have many wallets and exchange accounts. The easiest solution is xFolio a brand-new multifunctional tracker that will automatically keep track of your crypto assets across different exchanges and wallets.
Here’s what makes xFolio stand out:
- Complete automation
The app tracks and updates your portfolio data all by itself: it reads your asset balances from the blockchain addresses and exchange accounts that you feed into it. You don’t need to enter your transactions manually whenever something changes. It’s that simple: the whole setup process takes very little time, and once you set it up, your portfolio will not need any manual updating.
- Clear & reliable data
The realm of crypto is ruled by chaos and confusion. Different exchanges have different rates – and often even different tickers for the same coin. For instance, Stellar is identified as STR on Poloniex and as XLM on Bitfinex. What’s more, the Ethereum platform does not require that all tickers be unique, so there is no guarantee that a token you keep in your wallet under a certain name and a token with the same symbol on coinmarketcap.com are one and the same. Xfolio puts things in order and takes account of many other small issues. As a result, your portfolio is displayed as precisely as possible.
We don’t try to include as many potentially useless features and abstract graphs as possible. Instead, we aim to make working with data as convenient and efficient as possible by means of smart automation. Ease of use, healthy minimalism and reliability are the key advantages of xFolio – and it’s these qualities that make it different from other, far more complex (and occasionally monstrous) trackers.
  • Anonymous registration One of the key advantages of cryptocurrency is the freedom and anonymity that it brings, together with decentralization and independence. Thus, it is understandable that some cryptocurrency holders are not willing to link their blockchain wallets and exchange accounts to their email addresses of social media accounts. For such users, we have added a possibility to create an account using only a login and a password. It is a perfect combo of anonymity and simplicity.
What’s next?
We already have a team of 7 working on xFolio, and we are growing and developing rapidly. We’ve already finished a web interface and an iOS application. The current version supports imports of balances and transactions from two blockchains (Bitcoin and Ethereum, plus Ethereum based tokens) and 8 exchanges (Binance, Bitfinex, Bitmex, Bittrex, HitBTC, Kraken, KuCoin, Poloniex). You can add up to 15 cold wallets and 15 exchanges for free. We also plan to develop unique algorithms for tracking assets and calculating the current market price of cryptocurrencies in your portfolio.

xFolio iOS app
App Store application: https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/xfolio/id1449564780
Google Play application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xfolio.android.app
Website: http://xfolio.com
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