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Bitcoin is an ?Insurance Policy? Against Irresponsible Manipulation from Banks. Travis Kling Explains Why BTC Will Keep Rallying
Bitcoin is increasingly proving its usefulness, not only in the world of trading and speculation but also at the political level. Travis Kling, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Ikigai Asset Management told TD Ameritrade that Bitcoin is gaining ground as a kind of safe investment in the face of problems caused by bad government administrations. This is a hedge against irresponsibility from governments and central banker The world is waking up to the value of [bitcoin as] a hedge against the largest monetary policy in human history quantitative easing. This is a hedge against irresponsibility from governments and central bankers'the world is waking up to the value of a hedge against quantitative easing.@OJRenick and @Ikigai_fund's @Travis_Kling go down the checklist for why #bitcoin won't stop rallying. $BTC $ETH $LTC

TapJets Adds Ripple and Litecoin for Flight Bookings - Ethereum World News
Virtual currencies are being used in different industries and by several companies. This time, TapJets will add Ripple (XRP), and Litecoin (LTC) to its payment options. In order to do so, the company decided to drop Verge (XVG) after making a 3-day Twitter poll. TapJets Inc is an American company that offers customers to submit private charter request just with their smartphones. In order to provide a more seamlessly process, TapJets offered its users to pay for the services requested in Bitcoin. Later it added Verge, but it decided to drop it for XRP and LTC. Our #cryptocurrency friends asked for their project to be included in our payment methods. Our CEO @EugeneKesselman promised a quick poll from the product team so here it is #XVG vs #XRP vs #LTC what should be our next move #FLYTAPJETS

Analyst Research: A Comparative Study Between PrimeXBT and BitMEX
The current crypto winter of 2018-2019 has brought with it a number of dramatic changes to the cryptocurrency market. Some altcoins have fallen over 90% from their all-time high. Crypto firms have been forced to lay off employees and restructure. And gone are the days when investors would simply HODL their assets and reap enormous gains. With profits far more difficult to come by using traditional strategies, many traders have turned to BitMEX due to the platform offering advanced trading features such as 100x leverage and the ability to short-sell assets and profit off of falling crypto prices.

Binance Launches Binance Jersey: a New EUR/GBP Fiat Exchange
The popular cryptocurrency exchange of Binance has made true of its promise to keep building during the current crypto bear market by launching Binance Jersey. The team at Binance made the announcement earlier today and informed the crypto and investor communities that major the cryptocurrencies of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) will be the first digital assets listed on the exchange. They will be paired with the EURO and the British Pound (GBP). We are delighted to officially launch the Binance GBP and EUR Fiat Exchange: www.binance.je Trading in BTC/GBP, ETH/GBP, BTC/EUR and ETH/EUR has now opened on Binance.je. Binance.je bridges the crypto-fiat channel, providing secure and reliable trading of the Euro (EUR) and British Pound (GBP) with Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Binance Burns $9.4 Million Worth of BNB on its 6th Quarterly Coin Burn
The team at Binance has informed the crypto and investor communities that they have carried out the 6th quarterly Binance Coin (BNB) token burn. The exchange went on to estimate that the amount of coins destroyed during this event were worth $9.4 Million. The team also provided the Etherscan link for the transaction on the Ethereum blockchian. In accordance with our whitepaper, we have completed our 6th quarterly BNB token burn of 1,623,818 BNB (roughly $9.4MM USD equivalent). Burn Txid: https://etherscan.io/tx/0xbf97244cf0c5709e0dd36e37bacb994f95c245aaf20a279595b5371ff592f4b0#decodetab Binance's CEO, Changpeng Zhao, took to twitter to explain to his followers how his first token burn caused a bit of nervousness for him.

Robinhood Might Be Working On a New Crypto Wallet To Integrate With Its App - Ethereum World News
One of the many reasons cryptocurrency enthusiasts can sort of tell what a particular crypto company is up to, is by reading in between the lines of any job advertisement by such a company. With respect to Robinhood, the company has recently posted a job ad for a Crypto Engineer. Key duties of the Crypto engineer as outlined by the job advertisement are: It is with the first job requirement that we can deduce that Robinhood is probably working on a Cryptocurrency wallet of its own. The job ad goes on to describe the following as additional skills. According to information from a Robinhood spokesperson, users of the platform have been constantly asking for a simpler more efficient way of moving cryptocurrencies into the app from other platforms. This might be the reason why one of the additional skills required for the job, is good knowledge of REST API design to allow for the communication between different crypto platforms as well as the Robinhood App to its wallet. Having a wallet integrated with the trading App, will allow for a safer, secure and more efficient ways for the users to trade on the platform.

BTCP Plunges After Exposé, Team To Hard Fork Bitcoin Private - Ethereum World News
On Sunday, Coin Metrics, an open-source crypto asset analytics team, released a damning report about Bitcoin Private (BTCP), a fork of both Bitcoin and ZClassic (which itself is a fork of ZCash). In the report, titled Don't trust, verify in an evident nod to the popular saying in the crypto community, it was revealed that the project, which was painted as a private version of Bitcoin (BTC), could have potentially created two million tokens out of thin air, which wasn't mentioned in the whitepaper. More specifically, there were 102 extra-large blocks during the BTC supply import into BTCP, which created 400 unexpected outputs. Per Coin Metrics, each of those mysterious block outputs contained 50 BTCP apiece, meaning that with 102 extra-large blocks, which contained 400 unexpected outputs, 2,040,000 BTCP was falsely minted out of thin air.

DX.Exchange Continues to Upgrade its Platform a Week After Launch
Right after the highly anticipated DX.Exchange was launched on the 7th of January, its Co-Founder and CEO, Daniel Stowronski, announced via twitter that the exchange would be fully operational in about one or two weeks. He added that the exchange would go through a soft launch process that would ensure all trading pairs and deposits were fully functional with time. His exact words from the tweet can be found below. Please remember we are in a soft launch not all pairs or deposit options are fully available. We will ramp up each day to get to 100 percent. About 1-2 weeks. Thank you to the community!

Coinbase, Kraken and Huobi To Support Ethereum?s (ETH) Constantinople Hard Fork
The Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople Hard Fork is meant to be triggered at block 7,080,000. Further checking Etherscan, we are currently at block 7,069,605 and in line with the projected dates of 14th to the 18th January as to when the software upgrade will occur. There is also an online countdown available for crypto enthusasits to follow here. Users of the three major exchanges of Coinbase, Kraken and Huobi can allay any fears as to whether they need to do anything with their ETH coins during the event. Huobi made the announcement about supporting the hard fork on the 11th of this month. The official statement from the exchange went on to request users to deposit their ETH into their Huobi accounts for the exchange to handle all technical requirements required.

Bittrex Has Launched a Cryptocurrency Over-the-Counter (OTC) Trading Desk
The crypto exchange of Bittrex has joined the ranks of platforms offering an OTC (Over the Counter) trading desk to cater for growing demand from its clients. Bittrex's new service will be available to approved investors who will access quick and convenient trading of cryptocurrencies. Majority of the trades the OTC desk will cater for, will be valued at $250,000 or more. The new service will support the nearly 200 cryptocurrencies that are already being traded on the regular Bittrex platform. The OTC desk went live yesterday, Monday 15th January, at 6pm UTC. Bill Shihara, CEO of Bittrex, was optimistic about the availability of the new trading option for their clients.

Top Tron (TRX) DApp Sees Volume Surge ? Overtakes Top Ethereum, EOS Apps
On Sunday, Tommy Mustache, a leading, self-proclaimed crypto addict, took to his well-followed Twitter platform to discuss a pertinent industry happening the monumental run-up that a Tron-based decentralized application (DApp) underwent. The 24hr volume on TronBet today is 1.1B TRX or $25M. The 7 days vol. is $104M. None of the other DApps from EOS is even coming close in terms of transaction in dollars. EOS Dice has $8.1M in volume and it is their best performing DApps. Tronbet is the clear market leader. pic.twitter.com/eeak6q86gA Tommy Mustache (@tommyp408) January 14, 2019 Mustache, citing data from DApp Radar, revealed that the 24-hour volume of TronBet, a gaming/gambling application based on the popular blockchain network, had posted staggering transactional throughput. In fact, Mustache noted that the application had transacted 1.1 billion TRX, valued at $25 million at the time of his tweet's publishing, in the previous 24 hours.

Blockfolio Downsizing, The Latest Victim of Crypto Winter
As the crypto winter gets colder the number of blockchain and crypto companies downsizing will continue to increase. Blockfolio has become the latest to shed staff and put its incubator project on the back burner. It has happened to some of the biggest players in the industry including Bitmain, ConsenSys and Shapeshift, and now Blockfolio has joined those downsizing as the crypto winter continues. Anyone that bought crypto in 2018 or late 2017 will not even want to open their Blockfolio app any more for fear of the pain that will be displayed on the screen. According to The Block the small California based team that produces the app has shrunk by almost ten percent and now stands at 37 employees. CEO Edward Moncado said that it has been a very difficult decision but an inevitable one considering the current bear market. The firm has also sidelined its incubator program and severed contracts with five other people involved in the project.

CNBC Trader: Bitcoin (BTC) At $3,000 Would Cause Panic En-Masse
Anthony Grisanti, a CNBC guest and futures trader, recently sat down with the outlet's Futures Now segment to talk about Bitcoin (BTC). While he claimed that he had no reservations against the cryptocurrency, Grisanti seemed overly bearish on BTC, even though fundamentals for the underlying blockchain are relatively outperforming. Grisanti, the founder of GRZ Energy, noted that BTC, a supposed non-correlated asset, should have popped when U.S. equities, like a number of stocks listed on the Nasdaq, sold off. The fact that Bitcoin's bear trend only saw a brief abatement (if at all) is a worrying sign in Grisanti's eyes, so the trader noted that he expects for the low-$3,000 level to be tested.

Cardano (ADA) Reaching next Milestone in the First Quarter of 2019
Following the Byron Phase, the 11th largest digital coin by market per announcement will enter the Shelley phase in Q1 2019. The fundamentals set by Byron when it comes to interaction, Shelley will be commenced with the target to lure more developers towards the platform with more features and stability. With Shelley the network is seen as completely decentralized. Accordingly, the Open Ouroboros Delegation will be introduced to the crypto-verse which is being injected in the network. Byron established the baseline for Cardano in allowing users to trade and transfer Ada. Shelley is focused on ensuring that key elements are in place so that the technology grows into a fully decentralised and autonomous system. In 2019, the features of Shelley will be released, starting with delegation and stake pool testnets. Cardano Road Map Site

Civic CEO Doubles Down On Bitcoin (BTC) Sub-$3,000 Call
Just days ago, Ethereum World News reported that the CEO of Civic, South African entrepreneur Vinny Lingham, took to CoinTelegraphs video arm to claim that he expects for the crypto winter to ravage on for a few months, noting that there's more pain to come. Lingham explained that he expects for Bitcoin (BTC) to fall under $3,000, before things get better, citing his gut feeling created by many years in this budding industry. Days later, the industry insider, who has become a controversial figure in recent months, took to up-and-coming business news outlet Cheddar to talk about his aforementioned prediction, elaborating on his harrowing comment.

Ethereum Nowa (ETN) and Ethereum Classic Vision (ETCV) Hard Forks Identified as Possible Scams
The two additional hard forks of Ethereum Nowa (ETN) and Ethereum Classic Vision (ETCV) have come under scrutiny after reports emerged that both are taking the private keys of users trying to redeem the additional coins. They then use the private keys to empty out the wallets of those seeking to participate in the airdrops. The ETCV hard fork was meant to take place yesterday, 11th January whereas the ETN hard fork was scheduled for today, January 12th. In the case of Ethereum Nowa, there were stern words of caution on the BitcoinTalk forum warning that the fork was fraudulent and had a fake team. The photos of the team members had allegedly been sourced from Shutterstock. The project's website is also suspicious in that it requests users who want the airdrop, to send some ETH to a specific address and then export their private keys to a new ETN wallet.

Justin Sun: We Will Exceed 200 Tron (TRX) DApps Very Soon
Ever since the Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) was activated in October of last year, the amount of smart contracts and DApps on the Tron (TRX) network has continued to increase at an exceptional pace. In the three months or so since the activation of the TVM, 3,856 smart contracts are now live on the network. These contracts have been triggered an amazing 134.2 Million times. It is with this constant development on the Tron network that the number of Decentralized Applications continues to increase on a daily basis. Justin Sun, noted this progress via a tweet that stated the following: #TRON has 100+ dapps on @DappRadar and 133 dapps on @dapp_review now! 2-3 dapps launched everyday. With #niTROn2019 and #TRON accelerator, we will break 200 very soon! #TRX $TRX

Wirex Users Can Now Use Waves (WAVES) For Their Purchases
The teams at Wirex and Waves (WAVES) have worked together to integrate the digital asset on the popular crypto-debit card platform. Wirext also allows its users to buy, store and manage a variety of cryptocurrencies. WAVES joins the major digital assets of Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), XRP and Ethereum (ETH) on the Wirex platform. Pavel Matveev, CEO and Co-founder of Wirex, was very optimistic about what the future held for the new integration. He was primarily impressed with how the Waves platform is a bridge between the web and the blockchain. Wirex is also bridging the gap between traditional and digital currencies and their usage in day-to-day life. He explained how WAVES would fit into their operations:

Nasdaq Powered DX.Exchange Patches and Shuts Down Security Vulnerability
Just yesterday, January 10th, news reached the crypto-verse that the newly launched DX.Exchange that is powered by Nasdaq technology had serious security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious users and/or hackers. The security bugs were discovered by an online trader who requested that his identity be kept secret. The anonymous trader managed to collect over 100 JSON Web Tokens that could have resulted in the access of their corresponding user accounts. The trader went on to explain the following to Ars Technica: I have about 100 collected tokens over 30 minutes. If you wanted to criminalize this, it would be super easy.

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