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Dave Rubin Ditches Patreon over Freedom of Speech and Shifts to Crypto
Dave Rubin, the host, and founder of the Rubin Report, who currently has almost 1 million subscribers on Youtube, left Patreon and began to develop an alternative payments solution. Recently, he shared his Bitcoin address in a statement saying that recent censorships affecting Patreon are the reasons why he chose to leave the brand. He said that the move was inspired by the fact that crypto and decentralization will play a significant role in the shaping of the future global financial systems. This is why @jordanbpeterson and I are leaving Patreon and working on an alternative. It's becoming clearer and clearer to me that crypto and decentralization will have to play a significant role.

The South African Reserve Bank Aims to Create an All-inclusive Crypto Regulation Law. Released the document comprising of recommended regulatory guidelines designed for the crypto-asset industry.
Today, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), National Treasury (NT), Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released a crypto assets consultation paper. The assets in question are commonly referred to as cryptocurrencies which are digital representations or tokens that are traded, accessed, verified, and transacted electronically by various communities of users. The South African Reserve Bank released the document comprising of recommended regulatory guidelines designed for the crypto-asset industry. Even though the regulation is not yet official, it is a gigantic step in the SARB formulating their position and giving South Africans clear guidelines on how to engage within the crypto sphere.

Everything You Need to Know About ZCash Blossom Upgrade / Pexels / Zcash Logo Since announcing their targets for the future dubbed Blossom Goals in a November Forum, the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company has strived relentlessly to collect information and capacity plan to attain the proposed targets. The company actively solicited and got passionate, thoughtful, and meticulous feedback from their community. After that process was completed, they narrowed down their Blossom Goals and redefined them significantly. The redefinition led to the creation of the final blossom goals for what the company plans to implement and support in the growth of its Zcashd Blossom series software. This series will decouple the three funding channels for the Company Strategic Reserve, the Zcash Foundation, and the remainder.

Ripple (XRP) Price Analysis ? January 16. The Trend Remains Slope
XRP-BTC market falls: The price is facing sellers action as the trend remains slope. The XRP-USD pair is declining. Trading drives low to $0.28. XRP Dollar-Bitcoin movement is synonymous. Both markets aim next support level. Resistance levels: $0.38, $0.44, $0.49 Support levels: $0.28, $0.25, $0.22 In mid-December 2018, XRP made a bottom at $0.28; where the market climbed to $0.46 price level. Ever since, the price action remains above the 200 days moving average line; still maintaining the medium-term uptrend. Last week, this pair fell below the line and trade was positioned in a downward direction; now sitting on the trend line. Following the trend line, the price bars attempt to break in but the pressure was not strong. Gradually, the RSI shoots down as sellers approach $0.28 support level.

French Banks Did Not Allow Withdrawals During the Yellow Vest Bank Run Image / ATM is Not Working A group of activists that make up a part of French protect movement encouraged their supporters on January 9, 2019, to set off a bank run by emptying all their bank accounts. On the other hand, the government urged its citizens to express total discontent in a national debate instead of participating in weekly disruptions of Paris streets via demonstrations. The yellow vest movement activists took to social media recommending the massive cash withdrawals. Maxime Nicolle, one of the protestors, called it the tax collector's referendum. The protestor said that the movement aimed at getting the citizens bread? back since the government is making profits with their money in the banks.

BitMEX Dumps U.S. and Quebec Clients Citing Regulatory Pressure
pasja1000 / / U.S. Dollar BitMEX, the bitcoin futures exchange paying a US$600,000 monthly lease for their Cheung Kong Center office, is shutting down Quebec and US clients trading accounts. The company explained their latest move as a change of strategy after several global regulators intensified their crackdown on unlicensed cryptocurrency trading platforms. The Hong Kong-based company also notified its users in Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Iran, and Sevastopol in the Crimea to stop trading or holding positions on BitMEX since all these are restricted jurisdictions. According to reports from the company's website, cumulative trading volume on the exchange stood at about US$965 billion in the past year.

Crypto Trading Bots: What They Are, and the Risks Associated with Them
rubns28 / / Bitcoin The cryptocurrency market is reputed for the boom it has enjoyed since its establishment. More digital assets are getting the attention of various industry giants by the day. The presence of exchanges and trading platforms has also made things a lot easier as people are able to make speculative decisions easily and with the push of a button. However, while trading platforms are currently holding the charge, trading bots are getting recognized as one of the easiest ways to make money as a crypto investor. One of the most significant properties of the crypto market is a high level of volatility. This means that speculative traders will actually need to keep tabs on current trends and movements to make profits. This way, they can make purchases when there's a decrease and sell when values rise.

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis January 15. Bearish Sentiments Dominate
BTC/USD 1D Chart / Bitfinex / Bitcoin Price Analysis Following the correction move, it seems ended. The strong $4200 lies the battle. Once broken, a bullish trend is signaled. Watch out! Resistance levels: $4300, $5600, $6500 Support levels: $3200, $2800, $2500, From the structural appearance: Bitcoin is yet to signal the much-anticipated bull-run. At the 2018 low ($3100), the green bars shoots to $4200. Since then, the price has been flagging to the trend line; the daily MACD just swing low to the negative. Yesterday, the price shoots to $3800 after sitting at $3500 on the trend line. This could be a bullish signal. But until $4200 strong resistance is broken before another uptrend could be confirmed which might last to $5600 resistance. As of now, the bearish scenario is still dominant.

Swiss Bank Vontobel is Set to Offer Custodian Services for Crypto Assets
Vontobel, a Zurich-based Swiss Bank. (Photo: Reuters) Since their introduction into the global scene, cryptos have lived to their expectation of transforming the global financial industry. Over the years, many developments have been accomplished. Among the list now is the ability to bank cryptocurrencies. Vontobel, a Zurich-based Swiss Bank, is set to offer custodian services for digital assets. It is a first for Switzerland and the larger world's financial industry. The bank is poised to offer institutional clients crypto depository services. Reports reveal that the bank is depending on a Geneva-based fintech to do that. The family-managed firm is about the transform the digital world by making digital assets bankable.

BitTorrent Answers to Former Employee's Questions about TRON
BitTorrent has responded to its former employee, Simon Morris, who raised certain questions on TRON and that whether it has the processing capacity to manage thousands of transactions. This is needed to tokenize the network, and this became a hot topic following a recent article in as it is preparing to launch the token. However, it has been working with experts of blockchain team to realize the shared objective of remaking the internet. BitTorrent has allowed Morris to leave the firm following the completion of the acquisition. While airing his opinion about the cryptocurrency, he expressed his confidence about the research done by him when he was with the former company and termed it has tremendous potential.

aXpire's CEO About Bitcoin: We Are in the Natural Cycle for a New Technology
Cryptocurrency Market Discussion (aXpire on i24 News: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crypto) / Youtube Recently, aXpire's CEO Gary Markham, who is also anointed chairman of the Cayman Islands Blockchain Foundation, was featured on i24 news to discuss the state of the crypto-assets and blockchain. During the interview, Gary Markham shared his outlook regarding cryptocurrency as a bubble and indicated that we have seen these bear markets before and it is all part of the natural cycle for a new technology. The CEO expressed that the cycles of Bitcoin are similar to gold futures, if you look historically at those, ironically, very similar pattern happens to the crypto trading markets.

5 Types of Crypto Traders You Most Likely Encountered
While cryptocurrency markets are declining, we decided to restrain from bear market and invite you to take a read about 5 types of crypto traders. By the way, every mentioned type of trader or investor is necessary to have within cryptocurrency space because this is what makes everything so cool. His first buy-in into crypto markets happened in November 2017. After his shitcoins gained x10 he took the profits but never came back to Earth. There are rumors he now has a next-generation wi-fi on the moon and is offering a get-rich-quick bitcoin earn investment strategies. Never a scam. He attended 1 cryptocurrency trading seminar and now learns others. He also created a telegram channel for his trading signals, because all you need to know is a breakout (triangle). He thinks that trading doesn't have to be sophisticated. Got Back 100k USD Value Of ETC From The 51% Attacker
Today cryptocurrency exchange has released an official statement claiming that on January 10, 2019, the recent ETC 51% attacker returned 100k USD value of ETC back to Furthermore, the exchange is trying to contact the attacker but still haven't got any reply until now. The document says: We still don't know the reason. If the attacker didn't run it for profit, he might be a white hacker who wanted to remind people the risks in blockchain consensus and hashing power security. also underlines that based on their analysis, the hashing power of ETC network is still not strong enough and it's still possible to rent enough hashing power to launch another 51% attack. The exchange has raised the ETC confirmation number to 4000 and launched a strict 51% detect for enhanced protection and also suggest other ETC exchanges to take actions to protect the trader from blockchain rollback/reorg.

Japan FSA: Over 190 Firms Strives to Offer the Crypto Industry Services / Bitcoin / Mash-Up The late January 2018 hack on the Tokyo-based resulted in majorly unexpected challenges for the Japanese crypto-exchange operators unexpectedly. The loss of ¥58 billion worth of digital coins was responsible for the commotion in the industry. That hack prompted the country's regulatory body to inspect all exchange companies unearthing problematic operations being conducted by most of them. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) never approved any new exchange operators in the entire 2018. Experts and analysts are confident that the uncertainty for exchange companies will end soon in 2019. It is expected that more exchange firms will be licensed to operate in the country after being subjected to strict scrutiny by authorities. The new entrants are likely to rejuvenate the crypto-exchange industry.

The ElectrumSV Wallet for BitcoinSV (BSV) has been Released
bComm Association, the first-ever organization dedicated to bCommerce (Bitcoin commerce) which brings together developers, merchants, exchanges, miners and other Bitcoin network participants, announced the release of ElectrumSV wallet version 1.0.0 for anyone wanting a version of the popular Electrum wallet that works for the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain. The original Electrum wallet was created for the BTC chain and is considered one of the top Bitcoin wallets. According to the official announcement ElectrumSV is a conversion for the Bitcoin SV blockchain of the popular Electrum wallet for Bitcoin and is provided for free usage under the open source MIT license.

Leading Esports Organization 'FNATIC' to Create Digital Collectibles Using WAX?s Blockchain
Today London-based leading esports organization Fnatic has entered a partnership with Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX) to create and distribute digital collectibles using WAX's Blockchain technology. Fnatic was founded in 2004, in the early days of the professional video gaming industry and has since helped shape the new world sport into a fast-growing phenomenon. It is one of the most prominent brands in esports, competing in titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, FIFA, and Street Fighter V. Fnatic teams have claimed multiple international championships, including the inaugural League of Legends World Championship, seven EU LCS Championships, and three separate CS:GO Majors.

Ripple XRP Price Analysis ? January 10. Buyers? Failure to Respond Strongly
Since late December 2018 XRP-Dollar market ranges between $0.35 low and $0.39 high. Its Bitcoin market experiences a fall to a current low at 9000 Satoshi. They move in the opposite direction. Resistance levels: $0.39, $0.44, $0.49 Support levels: $0.35, $0.29, $0.25 Looking at the price graph, candlesticks are choppy as trade move in a sideways. Significantly, volatility and trading volume are low. The 100 days moving average (yellow line) signals ranging market; it slopes horizontally. See the RSI indicator confirming the trend, swinging straight. The buying pressure is shown on the 4 hours Stochastic RSI, aiming the overbought zone. A break is expected at $0.35 support level to send price lower to $0.29, and breaking $0.39 resistance level will surge price to $0.44. Players and investors should watch out for the move!

ESMA Released Guidelines to the EU Institutions for Regulating Crypto-assets
Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg Today the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its forty nine pages guidelines to the EU institutions including Council, Commission, and Parliament on crypto-assets and initial coin offerings. The guidelines and Advice by ESMA elaborated on the existing European Union rules applicable to digital assets that qualify as financial instruments. Moreover, the published advice states ESMA's position on all gaps and prevailing issues in the current European Union financial regulatory infrastructure for consideration by EU policymakers. ESMA has joined hands with National Competent Authorities (NCAs) on reviewing various business models of digital assets, their potential benefits and risks that they may bring to the market.

The List of 17 Exchanges Supporting Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork
According to the sources, the Ethereum Constantinople hard fork is set to happen between January 14-18th once block number 7080000 is mined. Currently, the date is not precisely set, but the sources suggest, that Constantinople will most likely activate on Wednesday, Jan 16th, probably around 7 am UTC with a block 7080000. The current average block time is around 15 seconds and today we are in a block number 7035939, so there are 44 061 blocks to go. The preliminary calculations show that there are around 5 days left until we reach the mentioned block (7035939/7080000). To make the hard fork buzz more convenient we decided to gather all announcements of the exchanges supporting the Ethereum Constantinople hard fork in one place. We will update this list every day and we ask you to help us update it. If you would like to add more exchanges which we didn't include leave a comment with the exchange and the link to the announcement. Here's the list:

TRON Price Analysis - Bulls are Gaining Momentum (1H, 1D Charts)
TRON - US Dollar chart / Image The cryptocurrency market suffered from the bear markets of 2018 after enjoying tremendous growth in 2017. However, 2019 has started with some recovery although the markets remain quite volatile. But the only coin surging consistently in the uncertainty is Tron (TRX). The coin observed the growth of 6.34% on Monday and is currently up 12.89% for the previous 24 hours according to Coinmarketcap. Currently, at the time of writing, TRX is hovering around $0.026334 with a market cap of $1.755 billion. The 24-hour trade volume stands at $315,565,794. In the past seven days, the crypto has enjoyed an overall growth of over 33%. The altcoin was traded frequently on Bit-Z exchange with TRX/BTC pair with an approximate volume of $42 million.

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