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ICOs Going for Mass Ethereum (ETH) Sales, Report

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The amount of Ethereum (ETH) that is sold via ICOs has reached high rates, with over 100,000 ETH coins being sold in the last month alone.

Large ETH sales and movements detected

Ethereum (ETH) has seen a lot of action recently, with more than $40 million in ETH being liquidated in a period of a single month. This translates to almost 100,000 tokens, which are all sold through ICOs alone.

That is not exactly an isolated event either, and the firm called Santiment, that has been tracking various ICOs and collecting data has posted interesting results.

According to the data, a single project by the name of Atonomi managed to sell over 12,000 ETH coins by itself. An even more exciting thing is the fact that 9,000 of those coins were sold on a single day, July 26 of this year. This is the biggest ETH sale in the last 30 days.

The second biggest one came from AppCoins, which managed to sell 8,400 within 24 hours, which happened only a week ago, on August 9. In the same time, Openledger managed to sell around 5,400 ETH.

Next, we have Etheroll, which has been selling Ethereum coins throughout the year. However, it would seem that they moved around 5,400 coins around August 2nd, which is actually the highest amount that this project has handled at once since February.

Last year, the firm called Status managed to set a record when it comes to ETH sales. They managed to sell over 30,000 ETH coins between August and October of last year.

While they sold only half of that this year (16,000 ETH), it is still a big deal, especially since 4,800 ETH coins were sold in the last 30 days alone. The list of projects that have had a significant impact on ETH movement goes on and on, and the result is that over 100,000 ETH has been sold or moved in the last 30 days.

ICOs are even cashing out

Of course, it should be remembered that this data doesn’t necessarily show the sales of ETH, but the amounts that are moved for whatever reason as well. So far, for example, Etheroll itself confirmed that they did not sell 5,400, but have instead migrated the coins to a new smart contract.

The biggest assumption here has been that moving ETH coins is the same as spending them. And, while this stands true in most cases, it doesn’t always have to be, as we can see in Etheroll’s example. Still, the sole fact that the coins are being moved at all is a pretty big hint that somehow something is about to happen to them.

Additionally, ever since ETH’s price started to go down, many ICOs decided to cut their losses and simply cash out. An unnamed ICO was recently reported to have raised around $30 million through a pretty decent roadmap. However, they did so when Ethereum’s price was sky-high. After it dropped, the ICO panicked and went for cash, which landed them only $4 million.

While the data is not detailed enough to point out the exact project that did this, there is enough evidence to prove that a lot of ICOs have done the same.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
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  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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