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Crypto Market Update (19 February 2019)

February 19, 2019

 

General Market Outlook

 

The market continues to make upward movement. The small majority of coins are in the green trading volume has moved continued to grow, now trending between $34 billion and $35 billion in 24 hours. IOST (IOST) and Aurora (AOA) are the major stand outs of the top 100 coins by market cap - up over 17% and 15% respectively in the past 24 hours. The value of Bitcoin (BTC) is nearly nearly over the $4,000 mark for +2.0% and a total market dominance of 51.8%, and the value of Ethereum (ETH) is just short of $150 for +1.0% change in the past 24 hours. Market cap for the overall cryptocurrency market gained almost $4 billion, rising to $135 billion total.

 

 

Major Headlines

 

Australian Tech Leader Still Claims To Be Satoshi Nakamoto

 

The chief scientist of NChain has come out to publicly criticizes U.S. regulators and the Ethereum Network. During the same interview, Craig Wright also maintained his claims that he is the creator of the Bitcoin Whitepaper, authored by the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto.” “My name is Dr. Craig Wright and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto I completed a project I started in 1997 that was filed with the Australian government in part under an AusIndustry project registered with the Dept. of Innovation as BlackNet.” After a request from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) input on cryptocurrency asset mechanics and markets, Craig Write responded negatively: Australian entrepreneur briefly set out his case that he is Nakamoto on Friday, saying: “Ethereum is a poorly designed copy of bitcoin designed with the purpose of completing the promise of smart contracts and scripting that were delivered within bitcoin but which were hobbled by the core developers of bitcoin who sought to enable anonymous transactions to exist within the system.”

 

Transfer Bitcoin On Twitter

 

An app that is currently in beta testing called Tippin allows Twitter users to send small amounts of BTC using the Bitcoin Lightning Network. The app is available as a Chrome web browser extension. When enabled, the app adds a small lightning shaped button next to the like and retweet buttons that already exist on the platform. The app is trying to do what once failed before. In 2016 the app “ChangeTip” went away, but was an early attempt at bringing Bitcoin transactions to Twitter. “In my opinion, tipping is going to be incredibly popular with lightning network; It’s the first time we can send small amounts almost at no cost, and we can do it incredibly fast.” - Tippin Engineer

 

trueDigital Lands Top Finance Industry CEO

 

Previously an employee of Bridgewater Associates, Thomas Kim will now lead the trueDigital team. His experience with the world’s leading hedge fund will surely help him take the start up to a new level of engagement. Their platform will be focused on trading Bitcoin derivatives. The platform was launched by Signature Bank late last year. The network is a fork of ethereum which allows clients to exchange funds directly, called “Signets” on the platform. It was approved by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and secured coverage from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). “I personally believe the market is signaling tremendous opportunities to bring traditional and digital markets together. A lot of the bigger organizations are getting realistic about their capabilities, but the need for these solutions is not going down.” - Thomas Kim

 

 

Top 5 Gainers

 

Datarius Credit (DTRC) +37.74% at $0.001040

Soma (SCT) +37.37% at $0.028704

Beat (BEAT) +36.96% at $0.004451

BitWhite (BTW) +33.82% at $0.006135

Agrello (DLT) +31.86% at $0.116206

 

 

Top 5 Losers

 

Ormeus Coin (ORME) -35.10% at $0.076193

Fortuna (FOTA) -24.42% at $0.006564

DragonChain (DRGN) -24.11% at $0.070685

SpendCoin (SPND) -23.03% at $0.261041

BABB (BAX) -22.22% at $0.000233

 

 

New Coins Listed

 

BitTorrent Token (BTT) listed to LiveCoin

BitTorrent Token (BTT) listed to Bitfinex

Siacoin (SC) listed to LiveCoin

DonatedPlatersStreaming (DPS) listed to LiveCoin

Bitcoin Air (XAP) listed to LiveCoin

FIII (FIII) listed to Bitforex

Bezant (BZNT) listed to Bitholic Exchange

 

 

 

By: BGN Editorial Staff

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