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Brazilian Regulators Allow Investment Funds to Invest Money in Bitcoin

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Brazil’s investment fund regulator dubbed Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) has allegedly legalized investment funds to invest their money into the cryptosphere through acquiring the share of funds and derivatives.

Investors with a portfolio of digital assets such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum could purchase a share in the foreign funds. The funds would take a commission to operate the transaction just like a stock fund.

Brazil Proceeds with prudence

According to a report conducted officially by the Finance Ministry of Brazil (FMB), the news was first covered by a local media outlet called Portal do Bitcoin which addressed; funds will also be able to invest in assets traded in other jurisdictions as far the regulation in the market permits its trading.

The document issued by the Ministry of Finance reveals that there’s a scope for illegal activities such as money laundering. Therefore, these funds should be poured into the digital assets through a regulated exchange. The report adds the investment should be made in the administration of regulatory agencies that can control such illicit practices. Nonetheless, there’s no restriction on making investments in another way as far the regulatory and legal necessities are met.

Subsequently, the circular further claims that funds must take safety measures before buying a specific cryptocurrency to stay away from purchasing digital tokens issued by fake Initial Coin offerings (ICOs).

Moreover, the report points at six safety measures including checking the trading liquidity of a cryptocurrency, verifying the liquidity of a token and identifying the technology whether it is accessible, transparent, and identifiable by a user. In addition, the funds should ensure whether the software is open source and free.

Surprisingly, it also addresses that investments must verify the management of hostile sales method or check whether the arrangements bring divergence of interest and concentration of additional commands on the promoter or issuer of the digital asset.

That all being said, Brazilian regulatory agency raised a point of concern regarding the right pricing of each crypto asset, the document of Brazilian Finance Ministry reads:

“One possible parameter, in this sense, is the investment in crypto assets that contain the permanent disclosure of globally recognized price indices prepared by independent third parties.”

In the previous research conducted by the finance ministry, Daniel Maeda the chief of institutional investor relations at CVM stated, investment funds don’t have the authority to put the money in digital assets directly. According to CVM, investments funds that invest in cryptosphere will have to first clear that how they will move towards airdrops and hard forks.

Brazil has been continuously supporting the crypto industry, and it has come up with some impressive figures regarding market growth. The market of Brazil grew nearly from nothing to worth more than 2.5 billion USD last year.

Consequently, many crypto enthusiasts are considering this move as a significant step towards the worldwide acceptance of cryptocurrencies.

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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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Bitcoin Volume Improves — Is A New Bull Run About To Start?

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After more than half a year of price drops and losses in value, Bitcoin’s price has finally demonstrated signs of stability. For weeks, Bitcoin managed to remain above the price of $6,550 per coin, which was followed by a small price surge that has allowed the coin to reach $6,600.

Not only that, but Bitcoin’s volume also saw a 12% increase that has taken it from $3.2 billion to $3.6 billion according to CoinMarketCap. While this state of the market did not include all the altcoins, with some of them even experiencing losses, the situation regarding Bitcoin did look promising.

However, the new situation has changed that, as both investors and analysts woke up to the news of crypto prices going down.

Bitcoin volume predictions

Cryptocurrency analysts around the world have been predicting that the recently-balanced situation regarding Bitcoin and many altcoins will not last. While some believed that Bitcoin volume will go up, others have been claiming that it will drop once again, as it has finally happened.

At the moment, Bitcoin has managed to drop below what was recently believed to be its bottom, with a new price being at $6,297. Instead of reaching milestones such as $6,800, and then $7,000 mark as many have hoped, BTC actually dropped by around 6%.

For a while, Bitcoin has been showing signs that it is ready to grow once more. However, the trouble once again lies with the…

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Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and the crypto-markets all down, why?

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Today, the crypto-world woke up in a bloodbath, creating a lot of panic for the investors. Despite the expectations from 2018 Q4, the crypto-market is showing no sign of recovery as only one cryptocurrency in the top 50 is green at the moment.

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple (XRP), are all suffering in the dips and from the weight of the bears. It is important to know that as a result of today’s bearish trend, the market has laid off more than 5 percent of its value (US$13 billion) in the past 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has gone down by 4.26%, and it is currently trading at $6,289. So-called BTC competitors have accumulated bigger losses: Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, and Litecoin. Ethereum is down more than 11 percent, trading at $201.15; Ripple’s XRP in red by more than 13 percent, trading at $0.4047.

Bitcoin Cash price has also crashed more than 11.5 percent, trading at $450.91; EOS is down by 9.91 percent, trading at $5.30; Stellar has plunged by more than 11.8 percent, trading at $0.213; and Litecoin is currently in red by 9.50 percent, trading at $52.28. In short, the whole market in a severe bloodbath, pretty much like the global market.

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Are Bitcoin Whales Stabilizing the Market?

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Bitcoin whales, which is a popular term for BTC’s largest holders, have always been the largest influencers on Bitcoin’s price. In fact, many analysts, experts, and even regular investors have been tracking what the whales are doing. Their actions were taken as an indication of what’s to come, and whenever a whale was about to sell BTC, a drop in price was soon to follow.

This has earned them a reputation of the market’s largest destabilizers, which did not make them especially popular in the crypto community. However, according to new data, it is more than possible that Bitcoin whales are actually working on keeping the market stable, instead of causing more chaos, as everyone was led to believe.

Bitcoin whales are keeping the market in check?

Earlier this year, in August, a new rumor appeared, claiming that a $2 billion whale was disrupting the market’s already fragile stability. Reports of BTC sales as high as 50,000 coins per month have caused a 15% drop in Bitcoin’s own value. Speculation regarding these sales followed, with whispers of shadowy deals dominating the discussion forums.

Bitcoin investors, large and small, felt threatened by these giant holders, with many of them believing that the entire crypto world could collapse on their smallest whim. In order to determine whether these fears were justified or not, an intensive analysis was conducted. The analysis has targeted 32 largest known whales, with attempts to find…

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