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Crypto Market Update (18 April 2019)

April 18, 2019

 

General Market Outlook

 

The market has made continued to steadily rise. More coins have continued positive growth, with many coins in the top 100 by market cap seeing double digit positive growth. Trading volume has risen slightly, now trending between $42 billion and $44 billion in 24 hours. Augur (REP) and Tezos (XTZ) are the major stand outs of the top 100 coins by market cap - up over % and % respectively in the past 24 hours. The value of Bitcoin (BTC) is nearling $5,300 for +1.0% and a total market dominance of 52.0%, and the value of Ethereum (ETH) is now over $172 for +3.0% change in the past 24 hours. Market cap for the overall cryptocurrency market gained just over $2 billion, rising to almost $143 billion total.

 

 

Major Headlines

 

International Chamber of Commerce BaaS

 

The International Chamber of Commerce is now making a kind of blockchain-as-a-service technology available for all of its members. The ICC is the largest business organization in the world, including a total of 45 million members, such as Amazon, Coca Cola, Fedex, McDonald’s and PayPal. The company is over 100 years old, but is showing a strong interest in the burgeoning technology. They have partnered with a startup based in Singapore called Perlin to develop their new service. “In collaboration with Perlin, which leads the field in blockchain and distributed ledger development, we can help facilitate practical and truly disruptive transformation for businesses across every conceivable industry sector.” - John Denton, secretary general of the ICC

 

U.S. Government Seeks Blockchain Energy Solutions

 

Blockchain technology is now being sought as a potential solution for issues regarding defense against cyberattacks on power plants. Now that nearly all things are connected to power, the possibility that an attack on a power plant requires grave attention. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has now begin phase two of an electric grid security project. It was initially developed in partnership with decentralized cybersecurity startup Taekion, formerly known as Grid7. “Accurate information on the status of power plant operations is critical for electric grid security… there is no single point of failure.” - NETL Press Release

 

Binance Increasing Compliance Attention

 

In partnership with CipherTrace, Binance shows that they have a continued commitment to improve all aspects of their business, both for customers and for the governments they are involved with. CipherTrace is a blockchain analytics company that has been gaining attention so far in 2019 with some major partnership and an initial funding round from Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital, Neotribe Ventures and WestWave Capital. The partnership will focus on implementing IdentityMind, a new know-your-customer (KYC) compliance process. Binance also works with Chainalysis, Refinitiv (formerly the financial risk division of Thomson Reuters) and the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI).

 

 

Top 5 Gainers

 

PlatonCoin (PLTC) +114.37% at $0.504439

BuckHathCoin (BHIG) +56.35% at $0.052696

AiLink Token (ALI) +46.87% at $0.000402

Presearch (PRE) +46.71% at $0.057568

Unite Bitcoin (UBTC) +42.87% at $3.20

 

 

Top 5 Losers

 

EBCoin (EBC) -47.22% at $0.000509

Dexter (DXR) -20.84% at $7.74

Bezop (BEZ) -17.78% at $0.018191

Coni (CONI) -17.68% at $0.057933

Paytomat (PTI) -16.95% at $0.006024

 

 

New Coins Listed

 

MetaHash (MHC) listed to Bit-Z

 

 

 

 

By: BGN Editorial Staff

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