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After a Reprieve from US regulators, Billionaire Ethereum Co-founder now looks to China

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By a mile, last week was a good week for Ethereum investors. Even though the market has been quite bearish, Ethereum has remained fairly stable amid news of exchanges getting attacked and regulators paying close attention. In fact, after the SEC(Securities and Exchange Commission) put Bitcoin and Ethereum in the clear with statements that revealed the two cryptocurrencies as not being subjugated under securities laws and regulations, Coinbase ( a leading wallet and exchange platform in the US) added Ethereum Classic to its platform while also promising to add more ERC-20 tokens.

As it seems at the moment, Ethereum Classic is the newest investment in town considering the coin has been leading the altcoin market recovery after a mild dip that came with the news of Bithumb getting hacked. However, new developments by big-time crypto investors reveal that there could be a rise of Ethereum based cryptocurrencies that we all need to consider.

Anthony Di Lorio shopping for new Blockchain ventures

Bloomberg first reported that Anthony Di Lorio, a co-founder of Ethereum, is shopping for bargains with a particular interest in Vechain and Qtum (both China-based Blockchain projects). According to Di Lorio, “The biggest stake for” him at the moment “is in Qtum and Vechain.”

In an interview he did in Toronto, the billionaire also pointed out that “there are many opportunities in newer” projects “if you can identify them.”

To the uninitiated, Di Lorio is the creator of the Jaxx crypto wallet who used his early investments in Bitcoin to become one of Ethereum’s co-founders and ground floor investors. Currently, he runs Decentral, which is a hub in Toronto that is primarily built to focus on Blockchain projects.

Why is he focusing on Vechain and Qtum?

Although Vechain and Qtum are not among the top ten crypto projects at the moment on CoinMarketCap, it is easy to see why they both appeal to Di Lorio. Both VEN and QTUM are Ethereum based cryptocurrencies.  In fact, the two Blockchain projects boast of control over the biggest up and coming crypto markets including China, Japan, and South Korea.

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Qtum, for instance, is improving on Blockchain with a protocol that combines Bitcoin’s reliability with Ethereum’s smart contracts and flexibility. Currently, it has a market capitalization of about $914 million while being ranked among the top 20 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap.

VeChain, on the other hand, provides a supply chain management Blockchain application with a focus on financial services. The VEN coin that runs on the Vechain’s Blockchain is currently ranked number 17 with a market capitalization of about $1.7 billion.

With pioneer crypto investors like Di Lorio looking to double down with new ventures in the crypto space almost a decade since Bitcoin was invented, it’s a clear sign that the market is shifting gears. Comparing Bitcoin to Ethereum, the former seems to have made strides in terms of building a platform where projects such as Vechain and Qtum can be established. However, when asked about Bitcoin’s future by Bloomberg, Di Lorio responded by saying that Bitcoin is “going to consistently do what it’s been doing over the last year as more people start to use it.” Clearly, he is still a Bitcoin bull.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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DGB Price Prediction For 2018 and Beyond

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With the crypto market being constantly bearish throughout this year, a lot of investors are having second thoughts about buying additional coins. While some large cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be considered safe investments, smaller coins like Digibyte (DGB) often receive a lot of doubt. This is why the DGB price prediction is necessary so that the investors can know what to expect.

DGB Price Prediction

DGB has had its ups and downs throughout this year, and at some point, it even went up by 70%. However, the constant bear market affected it just as much as numerous other cryptos. This has brought its value down to its current $0.025378 per coin. Some optimistic predictions from earlier dates saw the coin reaching as high a price as $9.20 by the year’s end. However, as we approach the date, it seems less and less likely that this DGB price prediction will come true.

The coin is generally seen as a profitable investment. As it is always the case with cryptocurrencies, they should be bought when their prices are down, so that a profit could be made when they spike up once more. Digibyte is no different, but it should be noted that investing in this coin means having patience. DGB is not among the coins that will make you rich overnight, and instead, it should be seen as a long-term investment.

Even though 2018 has been as…

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Why ZCash (ZEC) Is Heading to $10k

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Back in mid-May, the Winklevoss Twins made the headlines for embracing ZCash (ZEC) as one of its major digital assets on their groundbreaking Gemini exchange. When the announcement was made, ZEC rallied in the market by showing a 45% increment in value. The coin made it to $357 in a matter of hours.

Further assessing the currently available digital assets on the Gemini platform, we find that the exchange currently has USD pairings for only Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and ZEC. There is also additional pairings of ETH/BTC, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH with plans to onboard Litecoin in the coming days.

Another thing to note is that the exchange also provides custodial services for institutional investors thus giving ZEC the much-needed exposure to the firms on Wall Street. Custodial services provide a guarantee that all digital assets on the platform are stored by a licensed entity thus extinguishing any cybersecurity concerns. For an entity to be licensed in New York for custodial services, the proper due diligence and research have been done.

Another thing that makes the Gemini exchange attractive and appealing to institutional investors, is that all USD deposits are insured by the FDIC. The latter entity is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that provides insurance for USD deposits in American banks. This means that once again, the funds of individual and institutional investors are safe and insured, further making…

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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?

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The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:

Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.

XRP is now sitting at .51704  as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.

Ripple XRP Mega Breakout

The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.

While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…

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