一周盘点:加密市场的整体下行,主流加密货资产纷纷收跌

过去一周,加密货币市场整体疲软,市值排名前25的加密货币中除稳定币外无一收涨。

在周四凌晨跌下10000美元之前,市值最高的加密货币比特币持续在10000美元和10500美元之间震荡,行情图走出对称三角形形态,当时市场判断其波动性降低可能是在为后续的价格突破做准备。只是尚无法确定其突破方向。

周三有分析师称比特币在年底前突破20000美元的可能性已经非常低,此时已有多个技术指标表明市场倾向于下行。加密恐惧与贪婪指数(CFGI)刚刚经历了2018年12月以来的最低点,异同移动平均线MACD自2018年2月触及底部并形成MACD看涨交叉后首次出现看跌交叉,布林带正在紧缩。

但有不少分析师认为,周四比特币价格跌破10000美元是受芝加哥商品交易所(CME)期货收盘的影响,因为CME在比特币交易量中所占的比重远远超过投资者的预期。此后比特币的反弹乏力使得目前的市场情绪并不乐观。

由于加密市场的整体下行,主要加密货币纷纷收跌。少有的一些价格上涨的加密货币要么成交量惨淡,要么行为可疑。

HedgeTrade(当前排名30,当前价格0.867242,9.55%)

HedgeTrade(HEDG)是本周所有收涨的稳定币之外的加密货币中市值最高的。上周HedgeTrade宣布上市加密交易所Bittrex国际交易平台,这也推动了其价格的上行。HEDG代币由HedgeTrade平台上的交易者以多种方式使用。交易者可以在多个交易所的交易对上创建区块链验证的价格预测,可以通过赌注代币并在市场上提供他们的预测来赚取HEDG。

Dragon Coins(当前排名97,当前价格0.13932,53.21%)

Dragon Coins本周刚刚进入加密货币市场市值排名前100,其超过50%的涨幅也是本周市值前100的加密货币中的最高者,然而其24小时交易量只有8万美元。正如此前一些业内人士所质疑的,加密货币发行者可以通过大量发行,然后使用很少量的高额交易大幅提升该加密货币的市值。

1irstcoin(当前排名75,当前价格3.41,36.24%)

本周为1irstcoin(FST)第二次进入比推加密货币一周涨幅榜。上次上榜时其正在P2PB2B交易所进行IEO,其98%的交易量来自P2PB2B交易所。上周该加密货币在同一交易所开启了第二轮IEO活动,再次拉动价格上涨。不过相比于第一次,其价格已经跌落超过50%。1irstcoin自称为“强大的加密货币搜索引擎”,并把自己比作“加密领域的谷歌”。鉴于该加密货币惊人的涨幅、短期内的高波动率以及P2PB2B交易所被一些交易者曝光涉嫌“洗钱交易、欺诈和盗窃”,投资者需要谨慎投资。

Wixlar(当前排名78,当前价格0.030285,13.51%)

和Dragon Coins类似,虽然市值进入前100名,但该加密货币的24小时交易量只有不足2万美元。据官网介绍,Wixlar是一款基于块链系统的全球分散数字货币(Global Decentralized Digital Currency),系统可以提供即时、安全、隐私、低成本的交易服务。使用Wixlar币,您可以在线或离线购买或销售产品或服务。

Noah Coin(当前排名200,当前价格0.000476,225.57%)

Noah Coin(NOAH)是市值排名前200的加密货币中过去一周涨幅最高者。此前一周Noah Coin官方宣布由于新的生态系统的发展,该加密货币的持有者需要将其Noah Coin发送到BTCNEXT交易所进行替换。不这样做的持有者将失去其加密货币,本周末为切换加密货币的截止日。NOAH项目团队声称一直致力于通过利用区块链技术的变革能力来解决现实问题,从而打破新局面。

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比特币败给了黄金,Libra多了一个新对手

过去一周,想要成为“避险资产”的比特币跌下10000美元,金价则突破6年高点,Facebook的Libra在全球监管面前焦头烂额时突然发现,Telegram已经作为自己最新的对手站到了跟前。

“避险资产”成为了“风险”

在周四凌晨跌下10000美元之前,市值最高的加密货币比特币持续在10000美元和10500美元之间震荡,行情图走出对称三角形形态,当时市场判断其波动性降低可能是在为后续的价格突破做准备。只是尚无法确定其突破方向。

周三有分析师称比特币在年底前突破20000美元的可能性已经非常低,此时已有多个技术指标表明市场倾向于下行。加密恐惧与贪婪指数(CFGI)刚刚经历了2018年12月以来的最低点,异同移动平均线MACD自2018年2月触及底部并形成MACD看涨交叉后首次出现看跌交叉,布林带正在紧缩。

但有不少分析师认为,周四比特币价格跌破10000美元是受芝加哥商品交易所(CME)期货收盘的影响,因为CME在比特币交易量中所占的比重远远超过投资者的预期。此后比特币的反弹乏力使得目前的市场情绪并不乐观。

在全球经济不稳定加剧以及经济衰退风险增加的当今,投资者正在寻找安全资产进行投资,政府债券、黄金、瑞士法郎和日元都是投资者的选择。黄金在上周价格突破6年来高点,虽然路透社爆出伪造的金条正在流入世界黄金市场,其中有5000万美元的伪造金条流入了摩根大通银行的金库,但这丝毫没有影响人们投资黄金的热情。

WallachBeth Capital ETF交易解决方案的董事总经理Andrew McOrmond表示,“我认为他们正在寻找一个可以避免波动的资产。”他表示,“永远不要低估央行对黄金和比特币的影响。中央银行正在贬值一切,人们会重新回到黄金市场。”

对于比特币,加密货币交易所Luno首席执行官Marcus Swanepoel表示,其大多数用户使用比特币作为投资和投机的工具。而自称为比特币创造者“中本聪”的Craig Wright被判归还50%的争议比特币和知识产权,Wright则回应原告可能会因为遗产税而不得不大量抛售比特币,从而对市场造成压力。

至此,比特币的“避险资产”之争告一段落。或许正如EToro首席执行官Yoni Assia所说,比特币可以作为一种替代的储值工具,但并非是安全的避险资产

Libra的新对手Telegram

社交媒体巨头Facebook的加密项目Libra在6月将比特币的价格推上了年内高点,但如今,Libra和比特币俨然一对难兄难弟。在Libra协会的28名创始成员中,其中的有一些甚至已经在开始与Libra项目刻意保持距离。

欧盟是向Libra发难的监管名单中的最新的一个。据彭博社报道,欧盟竞争委员会会委员Margrethe Vestager表示,Facebook的Libra数字货币将成为近期反垄断和金融监管机构的焦点,其同时还确认欧盟正在对这个新兴的支付系统的运作情况进行初步调查。

不过Facebook也表现出了很强的求生欲。其已经聘请了一家由加密货币交易所Coinbase前任政策主管John Collins领导的游说公司。而Facebook旗下的数字货币钱包Calibra正在加强其合规团队,以试图说服美国和欧洲监管机构Facebook的Libra项目不构成法律威胁。在技术上,Facebook正努力为其加密货币项目Libra争取更多来自外部的贡献。其目前启动了一个漏洞赏金计划,将向安全研究人员支付高达1万美元的奖励。

但新的挑战者总是会从意想不到的角度出现。在人们仍在纷纷议论沃尔玛、中国的央行数字货币甚至加密交易所币安的“启明星(Venus)”项目能否挑战Libra时,消息应用Telegram已经来到了发行数字货币的最后阶段。据纽约时报报道,投资者称Telegram将在10月份推出其Gram数字货币。报道中称,参加了Telegram的17亿美元私人首次币发行(ICO)的三位匿名投资者表示,该公司已经确认将在两个月内发行第一批Gram代币。而Telegram的区块链项目Telegram Open Network(TON)预计将于9月1日发布运行一个TON节点所需的代码。

此外,由Telegram投资的负责代币销售的TON Labs公司正在为开发人员构建一系列工具,以帮助他们在新的网络上进行开发。TON Labs首席执行官兼管理合伙人Alexander Filatov表示,其中一个工具将是Solidity编译器,它将允许为以太坊开发的去中心化应用也可以在TON上运行。Filatov对CoinDesk表示,“这可能是我们的开发中最困难的部分。它将允许以太坊社区将他们为以太坊所开发的一切都纳入TON网络。”

山寨币

过去一周的加密货币市场整体疲软,市值排名前25的加密货币中除稳定币外无一收涨。

据彭博社报道,市值第二大的加密货币以太坊网络如今正在被稳定币USDT的发行者Tether所堵塞。上周以太坊联合创始人Vitalik Buterin表示,“可扩展性是一个很大的瓶颈,因为以太坊区块链几乎已经满了。”而来自Etherscan.io的数据也表明,以太坊的网络利用率飙升至90%。Buterin表示,随着利用率的提高,交易成本也会随之而来,可能使潜在的企业用户对使用以太坊犹豫不决。彭博社在文章中分析了以太坊网络应用的发展历程。在2017年最早堵塞以太坊网络的是数字游戏加密猫(CryptoKitties),之后则是成千上万的首次币发行(ICO)骗局。而最近,随着大多数ICO的破产,以太坊正在被新的使用者接管:Tether。

市值排名第三的加密货币XRP的发行方Ripple的CEO Brag Garlinghouse在推特上回应了近日XRP遭到的一些质疑。他表示XRP很明显不是证券,而销售XRP给一些大型公司是为了推广Ripple的应用。Garlinghouse针对质疑在推特上称,“可疑的消息来源”正在散布针对XRP的虚假新闻,而Ripple向大型机构出售XRP是为了提高其实用性。他表示,“XRP的销售是为了帮助扩大XRP的实用性,建立RippleNet并支持其他使用XRP的商业基础设施。”面对XRP涉及的诉讼纠纷,Garlinghouse再次强调他对XRP作为资产分类的立场。他表示该代币仍然是一种安全的资产。针对此前美国证券交易委员会(SEC)提出的加密资产监管框架,他表示,“SEC的指导不是由该委员会发布的,也不是法律、规则或法规。很明显,XRP并不是一种证券。”

在应用方面,XRP的确有一些好的消息。日本金融巨头SBI集团的投资部门SBI Holdings的子公司将用使用市值排名第三的加密货币XRP来支付股东股息。SBI Holding参股的子公司MorningStar发布声明称,其将向拥有超过100股的股东支付30 XRP。该分红计划将以股东在2019年9月30日时持有的股票为准。要获得这部分加密货币分红,符合条件的股东必须在该公司运营的VCTrade交易所开设交易账户,申请该“股东特别优惠”的截止日期定于2020年3月31日。

上个月的“巴菲特午餐闹剧”仍然没有结束。Tron全球媒体总监Cliff Edwards在接受BlockTV采访时称,Tron首席执行官孙宇晨与股神沃伦·巴菲特的慈善午餐仍在推进当中。在上个月孙宇晨称病推迟午餐后,外界纷纷猜测孙宇晨遭到了中国政府的限制。Edwards在采访中表示,双方的会面目前仍在推进当中,只是目前仍未确定具体的午餐日期。Edwards在采访中也提到,其正在考虑采取措施来应对Tron价格上的暴跌。此外,他分享了其实时社交流媒体平台BitTorrent Live(BLive)的内部测试情况。Edwards还继续讨论了Tron生态系统的路线图,希望通过BLive推动Tron的应用,并补充说其未来的计划将是对现有协议的改进。

交易所

主要加密货币交易所币安继续保持着其“快速上新”的脚步。其于上周推出的“Binance Lending”业务将支持某些加密货币的持有者借出其资产获得利息。此次支持的加密货币包括币安币(BNB)、以太坊经典(ETC)和Tether稳定币(USDT)。BNB、USDT和ETC三种贷款产品的年化利率分别为15%、10%和7%。每个账户的最高限额最初分别设定为500 BNB、1000000 USDT和1000ETC。用户可以在使用该服务时决定其想要借出的加密货币的数量,并在到期后查看资金的情况。

面对开发人员,币安推出了开发平台Binance X,其将开发人员和项目同区块链生态系统中的各种程序连接起来。Binance X项目负责人Teck Chia表示,这项计划的最终目标是为了实现大规模的加密应用。“Binance X的长期目标是培育一个蓬勃发展的开发者生态系统,该系统可以推动加密生态系统的产品和服务,并有助于加密应用。”

万众期待的Bakkt交易所周三宣布该公司将于9月6日向客户开放比特币存储以为即将推出的期货合约做准备。这家洲际交易所支持的比特币期货提供商在推特上表示,它将在9月23号开始为客户提供比特币的安全存储,为每日和每月的比特币期货合约做准备。

Overstock旗下证券代币平台tZERO则接连收到打击。在上周Overstock的CEO Patrick Byrne突然离任之后,其又失去了一个潜在投资方。其临时首席执行官Jonathan Johnson在周一的投资者电话会议上表示,“Makara现在不会对tZREO进行投资。”这也为这项在2019年大打折扣的投资画上了句号。其在今年3月份加入领投此轮高达1亿美元的投资,原计划将在4月份结束,但是最终在5月份只有500万美元的投资。

在由币安、Bittrex、Huobi、OKEx等主要加密货币交易所组成的数据问责与透明度联盟(DATA)的第一次虚拟圆桌会议上,加密货币市场数据供应商CoinMarketCap(CMC)将于2019年11月12日宣布新的流动性排名系统。其还在会上提出了三个讨论主题:流动性指标的使用、数据的自我报告以及统一的加密资产ID数据库。

监管

亿万富翁投资人、Galaxy Digital首席执行官Mike Novogratz在接受彭博社采访时表示,“机构正在开始进场,加密革命实际上将会发生。监管机构必须努力赶上。”

上周美国证券交易委员会(SEC)指控加密交易所Bitqyck及其创始人通过代币销售进行欺诈,并对其处以重罚。根据SEC官方发布的消息,Bitqyck创始人Bruce Bise和Sam Mendez通过“发行未注册证券”的方式向超过13000名投资者出售Bitqy和BitqyM两种代币,共筹集了高达1300万美元的资金。SEC称被告告诉投资者Bitqy代币可通过智能合约获得Bitqyck的股票,而BitqyM将为投资者提供加密矿机的额外收益。SEC开出了永久禁令并要求该公司返还非法收益。Bitqyck还将支付850万美元的民事罚款,Bise被罚款890254美元,Mendez被罚款850022美元。

在欧洲,欧洲中央银行(ECB)表示,缺乏监管的不确定性可能会阻碍具有明确治理框架的稳定币。

德国内阁和中央银行德意志联邦银行正在就中央银行数字货币(CBDC)相关问题进行密切合作。德国联邦议会发布了自由民主党要求的官方反馈,该组织要求就2019年7月提出的CBDC相关问题做出回应。在8月16日的文件中,内阁回答了该组织提出的所有问题,引用了该领域的主要报告和调查,包括国际清算银行(BIS) 1月份的一份报告。

英国一个极右翼政党公布了该国首个加密货币政策。英国国家自由党(National Liberal Party)在其网站上发表了一篇文章,称英国目前的加密货币政策是不存在的,而所谓的政府也未能对监管采取立场。NLP夸张的说“英国公民被加密货币犯罪分子骗走了数十亿英镑”,而欺诈性的加密货币计划继续以消费者为目标,并在不受惩罚的情况下运作。

瑞士金融市场监管局(FINMA)本周发布了有关规范区块链支付的指南。FINMA发布的针对虚拟资产服务商的指南主要适用于区块链服务提供商,其中包括交易所、区块链钱包提供商和区块链交易平台。在指南的序言中,FINMA指出这个指南内容依附于在今年6月份由政府间的金融行动特别工作组(FATA)发布的数字财产规范结构。FINMA强调,区块链部门的业务不能免于该国现行的监管标准,例如反洗钱法(AML)。鉴于监管机构认为相关风险在逐步加剧,尤其是在涉及匿名区块链的,诸如洗钱和恐怖主义活动融资等,这一点就更为重要。因此,区块链服务提供商需要进行“了解您的客户”检查,遵循基于风险的方法来监控其业务关系,并在他们的平台上识别可疑活动时通知瑞士洗钱报告办公室。

区块链应用

科技市场咨询公司ABI Research发布的一份关于区块链技术全球收入的调查报告显示,到2023年区块链技术的全球收入预计将达到100亿美元。ABI的报告中称,尽管首次币发行(ICO)活动减少,但对该领域的投资仍再继续增长,这在很大程度上归功于风投资本(VC)对区块链基础设施发展的投入。ABI表示,VC作为一种融资方式正在超过ICO。去年共进行了620轮、总计31亿美元的融资,高于前一年的153轮、8.5亿美元的融资。ABI的区块链和数字安全研究主管Michela Menting表示,“一些国家对加密货币进行更严格的监管和税收促使投资者抛弃ICO寻求更加稳妥的基于VC的区块链初创公司投资,他们重点关注支持基础设施、零售、供应链和企业应用。”

韩国科技巨头三星正在加密手机领域取得领先。其以加密为卖点的Galaxy S10手机将提供区块链钱包以支持比特币和其他加密货币。据韩国国家日报sedaily的报道,三星Galaxy S10手机的区块链钱包增加了对比特币、以太坊和其他加密货币的支持。重要的是三星Galaxy S10系列手机有一个内置的三星Blockchain Keystore开发套件,该套件在开发者网站上被称为三星Blockchain Keystore(SDK)。该手机在8月22日发布时并没有区块链钱包,但8月30日的截图确认了其对比特币和以太坊的支持。

同样是在韩国,据《朝鲜日报》8月27日报道,韩国最大的支付处理商BC Card表示,它正在使用区块链技术结算积分,其基础技术由韩国电信提供。通过基于韩国电信超级账本的结构,BC Card可以处理VIP积分和代金券的订购和兑换。

在DeFi方面,去中心化金融平台Dharma周四宣布将推出新的储蓄产品并启动封闭测试。Dharma Labs联合创始人兼首席运营官Brendan Forster在接受Coindesk采访时表示,“我们让人们储蓄稳定币。新产品所能实现的是即时存储稳定币并获得这些稳定币的即时收益。”在2019年2月筹集了700万美元后,Dharma Labs于4月份在以太坊区块链上推出了第一款产品。当时,Dharma旨在以固定利率和固定期限促进加密货币的P2P融资。现在,通过在借贷平台Compound上使用现有的加密货币流动资金池,Dharma V2从固定的利率和贷款条款转向动态变化且不需要用户锁定资金的可变利率。该公司的新网站称宣传最高利率可达11.2%。

据金融时报报道,亿万富翁Alan Howard旗下的一家公司正计划推出一个管理资产达10亿美元的加密投资平台,用户可通过该平台对一系列加密货币对冲基金进行投资。由Howard投资的Elwood资产管理公司首席执行官Bin Ren对金融时报称,其正在研究一个为机构投资者设计加密基金组合的平台,旨在引导投资者选择具有更高质量业务的精选基金,这样他们就可以避免陷入困境。Ren表示,“在现实世界中,传统资产很难丢失。但在数字世界中,这很容易发生,将比特币转移到错误的地址就会永远失去它。”他表示,该公司一直在筛选加密对冲基金,并已确定多达50个“或许能够满足我们的尽职调查”。

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作者 Liang CHE

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24小时行情梳理:BTC在9600美元附近震荡前行,比特币市值占市场比重超69%

过去24小时,加密货币市场继续低位震荡。在周四跌破10000美元之后,市值最高的加密货币比特币始终未能形成有力的反弹。反弹乏力也使得市场情绪开始犹豫,价值此前多个指数指标已经表明比特币有可能继续下行,更多的投资者仍在观望等待。其他主要加密货币同样表现疲软。

当前加密货币市场总市值为249,137,666,455美元,24小时交易量为37,920,536,585美元,比特币占市场比重为69.15%。

在过去24小时,市值排名前20的加密货币中,有4个上涨,市值排名前100的加密货币中,有23个上涨。加密货币市场整体呈下跌态势。涨幅前3的分别是:Crystal Clear (74807.56%)、Atlas Protocol(20.08%)、Lambda(5.14%)。跌幅前3的分别是:Dragon Coins(-29.28%)、1irstcoin(-14.89%)、Quant(-11.35%)。

加密货币市值排名第1的Bitcoin据比推行情,当前价格为9608.31美元,总市值1719.79亿美元,24小时内下跌0.80%。最高价格为9815.57美元,最低价格为9599.89美元。

加密货币市值排名第2的Ethereum据比推行情,当前价格为169.82美元,总市值182.53亿美元,24小时内下跌0.76%。最高价格为172.73美元,最低价格为169.84美元。

加密货币市值排名第3的XRP据比推行情,当前价格为0.264390美元,总市值113.51亿美元,24小时内上涨1.43%。最高价格为0.269506美元,最低价格为0.26046美元。

在过去24小时,市值前100位的加密货币中交易额前10的分别是:Bitcoin(118.03亿美元)、Tether(108.22亿美元)、Ethereum(57.99亿美元)、Litecoin(21.48亿美元)、Bitcoin Cash(10.04亿美元)、EOS(9.40亿美元)、XRP(9.10亿美元)、Ethereum Classic(5.33亿美元)、TrueUSD(3.14亿美元)、TRON(2.59亿美元)。

作者 Xiu MU

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Bitcoin is Fundamentally Healthier Than Ever, BTC Price Could Follow

Over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC) has shed 6.5%, falling to $9,500 from its former support of $10,000. Despite this downward price action, the fundamentals of the cryptocurrency continue to swell, pointing towards a potential rebound in the coming weeks and months.

Bitcoin Extremely Strong as a Network

According to data from CoinMetrics, Bitcoin remains strong as a network — price aside. In a recent tweet, Vortex, a prominent industry commentator, laid out three key metrics from CoinMetrics that only accentuates how price, on short-term time frames, shouldn’t be used as a way to gauge Bitcoin’s success.

Firstly, Bitcoin’s realized market capitalization, which is calculated by multiplying the price of each Bitcoin when it was last transacted by the transaction size, has passed the $100 billion milestone for the first time ever, cementing the cryptocurrency as a bonafide asset.

Secondly, Bitcoin miners’ aggregate revenue has surpassed $14 billion, meaning that over the crypto’s lifetime, its miners have made some $14 billion just for securing the network.

And lastly, mining hashpower has continued to set fresh all-time highs, in spite of the recent drawdown in the markets.

As reported by NewsBTC previously, the fact that miners continue to siphon capital and effort to secure the network shows that they are “extremely bullish”, especially with a halving in block rewards expected to activate in mid-2020.

Not only are the Bitcoin network’s metrics indicating strength, but so is the macroeconomic and geopolitical backdrop.

As NewsBTC has detailed extensively over previous reports, the world isn’t in the best place at the moment. There is currently a raging trade spat between the U.S. and China (and Japan and South Korea), there are demonstrations in key cities across the globe over certain policies, analysts across the board are charting a recession, central banks continue to inject fiat into the economy, authoritarianism continues to gain popularity, and so and so forth.

Analysts say that this backdrop, harrowing as it may be, will only show that Bitcoin is needed. Travis Kling, a former Wall Street investor, said the following on the matter of central banks and America’s economic situation:

“The increasingly erratic U.S. president is yelling at an irresponsible central bank to act even more irresponsibly with its monetary policy, while running a $1 trillion deficit for the second year in a row… Central banks and governments are proving the profound need [for Bitcoin].”

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Crypto Lending Platform Dharma Clarifies It Doesn’t Use Xpring or Other XRP-Related Products

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Crypto Lending Platform Dharma Clarifies It Doesn’t Use Xpring or Other XRP-Related Products

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The San Francisco-based crypto-lending platform Dharma has responded to questions surrounding its relationship with Xpring, following the controversy that has been brewing between Ripple and the XRP community.

Ripple’s XRP Controversy

Earlier in the week, a flurry of debate began surrounding the negative impact of Ripple selling XRP to clients, which many in the cryptocurrency community view to be detrimental to the coin’s value.  On Aug. 26, Twitter user CryptoBitlord proposed a hard fork of XRP to avoid the ongoing situation,

Community backlash ensued, with some XRP investors supporting the fork and outrage towards Ripple. Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of the blockchain-based startup, took to twitter to defend Ripple’s XRP sales as a benefit to the cryptocurrency’s growth and development. 

Garlinghouse included Dharma in the list of businesses supported by XRP sales, 

Dharma Labs is one of the companies funded by Xpring, an investing initiative designed by Ripple to incubate and support crypto-projects. However, community members began to further question the relationship between Dharma and Ripple, in particular, whether the lending platform utilizing the XRP token. 

Dharma took to Twitter in the aftermath of Garlinghouse’s comment, explaining that while Xpring is an investor for the project, the lending platform does not utilize any XRP-based features, 

While Dharma may have cleared the air with Xpring, it now has some community members questioning why a project funded by a Ripple incubator is not using XRP. 

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Bounce Off $9,000 Could End Bitcoin Price Correction; Here’s Why

While selling pressure has undoubtedly dissipated, the Bitcoin (BTC) price is still struggling. As of the time of writing this article, the cryptocurrency is trading for $9,550, which is 6.5% lower than BTC was at one week earlier.

But, bulls might get some reprieve in the coming weeks. Here’s why.

Bitcoin Price May Soon Bounce

While Bitcoin’s price action seems sporadic, the asset follows distinct trends and patterns. One of these patterns is Bitcoin falling to retest the 21-week exponential moving average (EMA) in bull markets to confirm the uptrend.

As analyst Crypto Michael, a full-time trader at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, points out, this key moving average acted as support throughout the last bull market after Bitcoin tested it January 2016.

Indeed, as he depicts in his chart below, Bitcoin had a tendency to fall by 33% to 39% to hit the moving average, then rocket back to fresh all-time highs in the coming weeks.

Right now, Bitcoin is around $500 away from the moving average, which is currently 37% lower than BTC local peak of $14,000. History repeating would see BTC fall to flirt with $9,000, then rebound into the end of 2020 and the subsequent block reward reduction.

This isn’t the only evidence indicating that Bitcoin’s downtrend may soon end.

In a recent tweet, Willy Woo, a partner at Adaptive Capital, argued that Bitcoin is currently not as bearish as some may expect, pointing out that it has just rebounded off its 128-day moving average, which sits at $9,350.

While the prominent analyst did admit that the cryptocurrency has been “overheated” over the past few weeks, he notes that its part of BTC’s “historical personality” for it to flirt with the aforementioned moving average “many times during a bull market to stay grounded”.

Also, analyst Filb Filb reports that Bitcoin’s four-hour chart is looking quite bullish, bullish enough to make him go long on the cryptocurrency.

He notes that the four-hour on-balance volume (OBV) indicator has trended higher, despite a drawn-out downtrend in the price of BTC. This bullish divergence is purportedly the first on Bitcoin’s four-hour chart since the $3,350 price bottom seen in December.

Also, the negative peaks in the four-hour Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) have become increasingly higher, implying that bears are losing steam.

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Bitcoin, Major Stablecoin Wallets Added to Samsung Galaxy S10

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Bitcoin, Major Stablecoin Wallets Added to Samsung Galaxy S10


Earlier this year, the Samsung Blockchain Wallet was added to their flagship phone, the Galaxy S10. Initially only supporting Ethereum and some ERC20 tokens, the Samsung Wallet now supports Bitcoin, Binance Coin (BNB), and most of the major stable coins.


Putting Bitcoin Wallets in Everyone’s hand

Now that some of the biggest coins are supported, Samsung has put in the effort to add other highly used tokens on the market. Wallets for Bitcoin and Ethereum will be generated automatically by the device. Binance Coin and Basic Attention Token (BAT) have been added to the wallet along with several stable coins like TrueUSD, Maker, and USD Coin. The wallet is notably missing Tether from that list.

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Coins like BAT have been bringing non-crypto users into the space. BAT specifically allows content makers to earn money via tipping. The system is already live on Twitter and the team hopes to expand to allow everyone on the internet to have an alternative revenue stream. Adding these tokens to the Samsung wallet will allow millions of people to get started using crypto-currencies.

Crypto-powered Phones

Samsung isn’t the only phone maker in the market looking to integrate blockchain technology into their products. Startup Sirin Labs sells the Finney phone, an ultra-secure smartphone for cryptocurrencies. It’s price rivals the newest iPhones, totaling nearly $1,900.

However, the Finney has not been able to garner much adoption. Due to poor sales in the United States and Europe, Sirin laid off a quarter of its staff earlier this year. The Finney just recently launched in Singapore, which opens up an entirely new market for Sirin Labs.

Adding blockchain wallets to smartphones is a necessary step towards mass adoption. Allowing people to carry their funds in their pockets is one of the biggest selling points in the crypto-currency space. Hopefully having easy access to blockchain infrastructure will show people the power of crypto-currencies.

Do these updates make you want to switch phones? If you have a Samsung Galaxy S10, do you use the blockchain wallet? Let us know down in the comments below!


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Top 5 Smart Contract Platforms To Watch in 2020

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Top 5 Smart Contract Platforms To Watch in 2020


The number of blockchain-based smart contract development platforms available to crypto developers is now greater than ever. Over the last 18 months, a Cambrian explosion in smart contract platforms has resulted in an embarrassment of riches and a plethora of options.


No longer are crypto projects forced to choose between network effects (Ethereum) and scalability (EOS). Thanks to an array of first and second layer solutions, there’s a multitude of ways to build and deploy dApps, exchanges, lending protocols and other crypto products that harness the power of smart contracts to automate processes and create uncensorable applications. If you’re seeking a smart contracting platform on which to build, here are five of the best.

RSK

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RSK is a second layer solution that was created to develop and run smart contracts using the Bitcoin blockchain. These contracts are coded and digitally recorded on-chain in a trustless, autonomous and entirely self-sufficient manner. As well as adding value and functionality by introducing smart contracts to the Bitcoin ecosystem, RSK scales to up to 100 transactions per second, which is more than enough for most applications. It also reduces storage and bandwidth using probabilistic verification and fraud detection techniques.

Founded in 2016, RSK was acquired last year by RIF Labs and there have been many positive developments since, including enhancements to storage and security assured by July’s Wasabi update. The native RBTC token, known as Smart Bitcoin, represents BTC on the RSK network, which includes the RSK Infrastructure Framework Open Standard (RIF OS). RIFOS goes beyond smart contracts and encompasses payment channels, storage and communication features. Think of RSK as an Ethereum-esque platform, which benefits greatly from being pegged to the world’s first and most secure blockchain. It combines the best of both worlds, Bitcoin and Ethereum, packaging them into a smart contract platform that’s suited to the needs of consumers and enterprises alike.

LiquidApps

Launched in early 2019, LiquidApps promises to help you build better, whether your domain is crypto tools, utilities, dApps, products, services – or pretty much anything else. The smart contract experts behind LiquidApps specialize in engineering technical solutions that make developing on-chain faster, easier and more affordable. The platform has an incredibly strong team behind it – CEO and co-founder Beni Hakak has a proven track record, having been Director of Operations at Bancor and also a strategic consultant manager at Ernst & Young.

With the DAPP Network native token, LiquidApps helps dApp developers externalize the CPU and RAM from the EOS blockchain while enjoying superior functionality – all without breaking the bank. The company’s latest product, LiquidLink, bridges the EOS and Ethereum blockchains, creating a framework for dApps to be launched on both chains simultaneously. Building bridges between siloed chains is one of LiquidApps’ primary drivers, which it sees as instrumental in driving the next wave of dApp adoption, and onboarding masses to the benefits of Web3 without the trade-offs this has hitherto entailed. Other working products from the rising smart contract specialists include oracles, for querying off-chain data, and Zeus, an SDK for dApp developers that simplifies the creation and deployment process.

Matic

Matic is yet another smart contract development solution with a lot of buzz about it, starting the moment it blossomed from a Binance Launchpad IEO earlier this year. The involvement of Coinbase Ventures, who invested early, bodes well for the prospects of Matic Network and gives an indication of where its token may end up trading. The layer two scaling solution, which utilizes sidechains bolstered by the security of the Plasma framework, seeks to address common scalability and usability issues, without compromising on decentralization.

High throughput of up to 10,000 TPS is coupled with superior UX and a suite of tools for developers. Given the array of smart contracting platforms now on the market, developers are finding themselves being courted by a string of well-funded and well-funded suitors. In the case of Matic Network, those overtures include a full SDK with WalletConnect support, and tools to abstract away much of the complexity, enabling devs to focus on coding killer dApps without the need to worry too much about what’s going on under the hood.

Ethereum is its current platform of choice, with Matic already having a working implementation for the platform on Kovan Testnet. However, the team’s ultimate goal is to provide solutions for blockchains across the board. Matic endeavors to supply payment APIs and SDKs, products and identity solutions that will enable developers to design, implement and migrate dApps built on base protocols.

Echo

 

Echo is another Bitcoin-based smart contracting solution. Like RSK, it seeks to capitalize on the security and network effects of the Bitcoin main chain, leveraging this to create a framework to launch highly decentralized applications. Envisaged use cases include decentralized finance, without the need to incorporate a native token if desired. One of Echo’s main claims is that it doesn’t limit developers to a single programming language; a whole bunch are supported including Solidity, C++, Go, Python, and Rust, and smart contracts can be ported over from Ethereum in a matter of minutes.

Echo has a working block explorer, desktop and mobile wallet, a 64x virtual machine and EVM, and a consensus mechanism based on BFT that uses what’s known as proof of weighted randomness (PoWR). Envisaged use cases for dApps built with Echo and secured on the Bitcoin blockchain include derivatives markets, stablecoins, lending and decentralized exchanges.

Loom

Loom blockchain based smart contract platform

Many of the smart contracting platforms that have sprung up over the last 18 months have been focused on supercharging Ethereum and overcoming its flaws. Loom is the perfect example of this. It operates as a layer two, with a delegated proof of stake (DPoS) powering its own high throughput dApp network. It has witnessed significant success in luring projects frustrated by Ethereum’s inability to scale, and now boasts dApps such as Neon District, Axie Infinity and Battle Racers. Blockchain gaming is just one of the many use cases for Loom, which is also now integrated with Tron and EOS.

Because it’s compatible with all ERC20 and ERC721 assets, Loom enables Ethereum-based dApps to switch with minimal disruption, and to tap into a production-ready smart contract solution that’s fast, secure, and blessed with excellent UX for ease of onboarding. Thanks to the efforts of Loom, RSK, Matic and the countless other companies tirelessly innovating, launching smart contract-powered applications is now safer and easier than ever. We expect to see a plethora of new products and new use cases unleashed in the wild as the smart contract ecosystem matures.