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Here’s Why Matchpool (GUP) Just Gained Close to 100% In A Day

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Anybody that has spent some time in the initial coin offering (ICO) space will likely already be familiar with Matchpool. The company conducted what was – at the time – deemed a highly successful ICO backing April 2013, raising just shy of $6 million with the goal of using the capital to develop a networking type platform (more on what the platform does in a moment).

Almost immediately subsequent to the ICO closing, however, problems started to arise. The company announced that Matchpool co-founder Philip Saunders had resigned his position and that a portion of the capital raised through the ICO, what amounted to around $1.75 million at the time, had been withdrawn from Matchpool’s ether wallet.

People started to panic and the token that was used as the basis for the ICO, what’s called GUP, started to fall. During the subsequent few weeks, however, the concerns were explained away. The $1.5 million withdrawal was purely an exercise in risk mitigation (the funds were converted to bitcoin, which was – back then – far less volatile than ether) and the cofounder resignation was revealed to have been amicable and, perhaps more importantly, was resolved with the company bringing on a renowned Israeli military software developer as CTO.

Anyway, fast-forward to the end of the year and things are really starting to move at Matchpool. The company has launched an alpha release platform that looks strong and its market capitalization (or, more accurately, the market capitalization of the GUP token base) is rising fast. Over the last 24 hours alone, GUP has gained close to 100% and currently trades for $0.46 a piece, up from the $0.09 at which the token traded on ICO day.

Outside of the overarching operational developments, however, there is another input here that is driving the recent spike in both volume and price and we suspect that said input could control price for at least the rest of this week, meaning that even on the back of the recent gains, there could still be some opportunity for a short-term profitable exposure to GUP.

Before getting to that, let’s quickly touch on the platform itself.

The best way to think of it is as a sort of community type platform that requires users to be introduced to one another, with the person who does the so-called matchmaking (the person making the introduction) receiving payment in GUP for doing so.

It’s like an incentive-based LinkedIn sort of system.

So that’s the concept and it’s a relatively simple one but – we think – neat at the same time.

Where’s the opportunity here?

Well, towards the end of this week, Matchpool is going to issue a secondary token called QGUP on top of the Qtum blockchain. Current holders of GUP on the Ethereum network will have an option to claim the second token on a 1:1 basis, within a limited timeframe. The assumption is that QGUP will rise in value in line with the GUP token that’s currently primarily representative of the platform’s valuation and, in turn, this assumption is driving an increased demand among GUP traders and investors who wish to pick up an exposure in an attempt to capitalize on the 1:1 issue of QGUP.

We saw pretty much exactly the same type of action in bitcoin ahead of the bitcoin cash hard fork earlier this year. This isn’t a hard fork, of course, but the concept is the same as far as picking up freely distributed secondary tokens is concerned.

Keep in mind that we may see a correction immediately subsequent to the secondary issue as the shorter-term operators pull profits off the table but, longer term, we expect the correction to reverse pretty quickly.

We will be updating our subscribers as soon as we know more. For the latest updates on GUP and QGUP, sign up below!

Image courtesy of Matchpool.

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As Global Tensions Grow, Bitcoin Price May Go Higher

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

  • India – China Border Conflict

After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

The tensions grown in Asia and the potential “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States may add more difficulties to the global economic recovery. Thus, Bitcoin, as a safe haven asset, attracts more investors to…

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CoinFlip Continues to Dominate the U.S. Cryptocurrency ATM Market

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Although cryptocurrency has brought in a lot of traders seeking the dream of overnight wealth, cryptocurrency is a lot more than just striking it rich.  Cryptocurrency is about creating a new market with companies that are building cutting edge technology in an effort to continue elevating our way of life.  As the crypto market continues to expand, several companies are involved in creating ways for more people to participate.  One such company that appears to be making all the right moves is CoinFlip.

CoinFlip is the world’s leading cryptocurrency ATM operator that currently allows users to buy and sell 10 different cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH, TRX, KMD, LINK, BNB, XLM, and USDC.  Due to the company’s quick growth, CoinFlip has quickly gained a reputation of being the place to go for all crypto ATM transactions.  In addition to its massive geographic coverage, there are four advantages that CoinFlip currently offers over its competitors:

  • Lowest fees of any cryptocurrency ATM in the world
  • Lightning-fast transactions that are typically completed between 10 and 30 minutes
  • Extremely easy customer verification
  • 24/7 customer support through phone, text, and chat

Given the global pandemic currently facing us, many companies have been struggling just to survive.  CoinFlip, on the other hand, is not only surviving but thriving.  The company has had an exciting few months and has even bigger plans…

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving; Bitcoin ATMs Mitigate Risk 

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In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

KYC/AML Improvements Are Reducing the Appeal of Crypto Exchange Laundering 

2020 is far removed from the no-KYC wild west days of the early-mid 2010s where anonymous altcoin casinos preponderated and the Dark Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Markets thrived. 

Today, bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem is becoming institutionalized with a surfeit of derivatives (e.g., options, futures, perp swaps, etc.) available on…

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