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Crypto Market Update (18 January 2019)

January 18, 2019

 

General Market Outlook

 

The market continues to move sideways with many coins seeing strong positive gains, while many other coins seeing proportionate losses. Trading volume has stayed between $16 billion and $17 billion in 24 hours. TenX (PAY) and Steem (STEEM) are the major stand outs of the top 100 coins by market cap - up over 20% and 12% respectively in the past 24 hours. The value of Bitcoin (BTC) is right at $3,650 for no significant change and a total market dominance of 52.5%, and the value of Ethereum (ETH) is just over $120 for -1.0% change in the past 24 hours. Market cap for the overall cryptocurrency market declined by only less than $1 billion, still trending around $122 billion total.

 

 

Major Headlines

 

Consensys Funds Two More Start Ups

 

$1 million was given to a Paris-based start up looking to compete in the cryptocurrency wallet and trading platform combination. The second start up is focused on a more niche field, where it is developing an encryption-centric web browser, competing primarily with the Onion browser. Coinhouse, the wallet and trading platform already has over 150,000 active accounts, and Consensys believes that with their help they can take the platform to the next level through their expertise and new partnership. The primary partnership would be a deal with Ledger for direct integration of their wallet and trading with the cold storage wallet producers products. Tenta, the web browser, uses a built-in VPN, provides a quality ad blocker and full data encryption. The program only has about 62,000 downloads right now. Consensys hopes to bring their mobile wallet MetaMask to the browser for utility and marketing purposes.

 

Bitcoin ATM and Coinstar Partnership

 

The most common coin exchange machines in America are from the company Coinstar, which take consumers coins in and turn out dollar bills for a small fee. The benefit is that the machines will take any amount of coins without any need for organization or grouping of the coins into whole dollar amounts. A new partnership between Coinstar and Coinme is bringing a new feature to the machines that are already in thousands of stores around the country. Initially only certain Safeways or Albertsons stores in California, Texas and Washington state will be have the new feature to purchase bitcoin through the kiosks. But the company does plan to expand the features over time. “Coinstar is always looking for new ways to offer value to our consumers when they visit our kiosks, and Coinme’s innovative delivery mechanism along with Coinstar’s flexible platform makes it possible for consumers to easily purchase Bitcoin with cash.” - Coinstar CEO Jim Gaherity

 

BitPay’s Successful Year

 

The primary cryptocurrency payment processor in America has announced their yearly numbers. The company claims that they processed over $1 billion-worth of transactions. And this is for the second year in a row: “To process over a $1 billion for a second year in a row despite bitcoin’s large price drop shows that bitcoin is being used to solve real pain points around the world” - Stephen Pair, BitPay co-founder and CEO. Further, the companies business-to-business venture showed revenue growth of about 255% year-on-year. The payment processor has been adopted by a wide range of businesses, including law firms, data center providers and IT vendors. Big names include TV provider Dish Networks, online organization of security experts HackerOne, and the U.S. state of Ohio for taxes.

 

 

Top 5 Gainers

 

RealTract (RET) +143.24% at $0.000143

StarCoin (KST) +102.69% at $0.006826

Ethos (ETHOS) +66.15% at $0.227755

ZPER (ZPR) +35.32% at $0.001129

Credit Tag Chain (CTC) +29.17% at $0.018179

 

 

Top 5 Losers

 

Empowr coin (EMPR) -28.06% at $0.000002

Optimal Shelf Availability (OSA) -24.93% at $0.032775

United Bitcoin (UBTC) -21.81% at $1.45

XMax (XMX) -20.02% at $0.000180

CarBlock (CAR) -18.05% at $0.000978

 

 

New Coins Listed

 

BetDice (DICE) listed to Allcoin

Stellar Lumens (XLM) listed to Livecoin

GlobalToken (GLB) listed to AZEX

BitcoinOne (BTCONE) listed to Gaviex

Eunomia (ENTS) listed to BitMart

Waves (WAVES) listed to CoinSuper

 

 

 

By: BGN Editorial Staff

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