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Cryptocurrency Market Crashes – What to do?

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Last week of February 2019 was exceptional for crypto business. The optimism filled the investors as the rates kept rising for the whole week. It looked like February would end in a plus until Sunday afternoon. The cryptocurrency rate suddenly fell for an astonishing 10 billion dollars. Zilliqa, Litecoin, and Holochain suffered the largest losses. All other cryptocurrencies significantly lost value as well.

What are the new values after the sudden market descend?

With small fluctuations, the value on the cryptomarket kept increasing for the whole week, all the way up to 142 billion dollars. The sudden decrease at 13.30 GMT last Sunday caused the market value to fall to 130 billion dollars in just about one hour.

Different cryptocurrency websites show different rates but agree in general. Zilliqa (ZIL), Litecoin (LTC) and Holochain (HOT) were hit the most. According to the reports, Zilliqa ended up with 8.5%, Litecoin 7.5%, and Holochain 7.3% decrease. It is reported lesser decrease rates: 5.4% for ZIL, 4.2% for LTC and 4.3% for HOT. EOS and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) closely follow the previous three. Cryptocompare.com reported 3.5% rate drop for EOS and 3.5% for BCH.

Ether and Bitcoin are next in line by their rate drop. With the 3% rate descend, Ether is now worth less than 150 dollars each. Bitcoin price was fluctuating around 4000 dollars for the whole week. When it finally got over 4000 dollars, the decrease made it drop to 3800. Binance Coin (BNB) had one of the less affected rates about 1.5%, as well as the Tron (TRX). The two well-known remittance and settlement cryptocurrencies Stellar Lumens (XLM) and XRP also slid. The rates fell by about 4% for XLM and 3% for XRP.

Why did this happen?

Even though various statistics sources complicate making exact conclusions, they all agree that the cryptocurrency rate has fallen. In the same time last week, the cryptomarket was worth about 120 billion dollars. Sunday’s sudden decrease could return cryptomarket all the way to that value because it has abolished the increasing rates from last week.

Similar cryptomarket decrease happened in November 2018 but it had clear reasons. The traders remember BCH hard fork and two ICO projects SEC had requested to compensate the traders. Because in February 2019 there were no such events, there wasn’t any explanation why the rates fluctuate this much. Traders believe that the crypto winter has ended and that the market is on the edge of a new phase.

Recently, bots have been causing more and more market activity. Although this is a well-known practice, algos could also be used for wash trading.

Wash trading is when someone uses algos to deliberately boost cryptocurrency volumes and prices. The algos stop their activity when cryptocurrencies reach a specific value. This causes a sudden market crash like this one on Sunday. Knowing that cryptocurrencies increased in value last week and then unexpectedly crashed for no reason, to some investors this seems to mark the finishing phase of a wash trading process.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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