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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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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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