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Is VeChain Thor a Better Choice for Investment Than Bitcoin?

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The world of cryptocurrencies is envisioned to be led by the only giant crypto, Bitcoin but smart traders and investors support altcoins because they know its untapped potential. Bitcoin was introduced as ‘The digital asset’ which is decentralized with a purpose to replace the traditional currency and revolutionize centralized banking & financial sectors. But bitcoin’s platform still hasn’t achieved its goal. Its fees are still very high, and it can handle merely 7 transactions per second. It’s exciting to observe the success of other blockchain projects which are based on a nearly-perfected Bitcoin technology such as VeChain. Its one of the best performing crypto of 2018 till now and offers some serious improvements on Bitcoin tech.

What Makes VeChain Better?

Unlike bitcoin and other blockchain based projects, VeChain has positioned itself neatly in the market doing what it does best and perfecting itself with time. It can handle supply chain management process and ensure that every customer is fully aware of the product’s background history, quality, and credibility. The VeChain platform was recently all over the news due to their rebranding to VeChain Thor. As VeChain Thor, it’ll function as a blockchain-as-a-service and employ blockchain to keep a track of product data in order to provide users with completely scalable and credible experience. VeChain thor will continue to function as an Ethereum-like decentralized App as well as an ICO network. It has already begun hosting various platforms from various commercial sectors such as retail, agriculture, food and luxury items.

Recent Achievements

Recently VeChain announced forming an alliance called ‘Shanghai Wine and Liquor Blockchain Alliance’ along with several other government bureaus and enterprises under the guidance of Municipal commission of commerce and Shanghai liquor monopoly administration. The purpose of this alliance is to improve Shanghai’s liquor industry with enhanced logistics, management, quality, and safety systemization and create a distinguished and flawless wine industry in 2020. This alliance aims to present Shanghai as the leading innovator and the center of blockchain tech and liquor traceability in all of China. Including blockchain technology in such a high-level government-based alliance gives a positive indication and leaves an even positive effect on VEN markets.

3rd Quarterly VeChain Foundation Financial Executive Report

Before entering the VeChain Thor mainnet, the VeChain foundation released their 3rd quarterly financial executive report which extends from February to April. The report made did not consider the coin split as it was finished before releasing Thor mainnet and declared that as of now the VeChain foundation is holding 39% of the total supply while the remaining 61% is currently in circulation. VeChain’s financial executive report indicates their commitment to transparency between the foundation and its dedicated community. The report included detailed information regarding enterprise investors who have invested while indicating the fact that VeChain is slowly becoming influential in the public industry. The report states that around 2.3 million VeChain tokens have been acquired by their strategic partners and an approximate of 9.5 million tokens were paid out as rewards to the VeChain team, all of which their team has locked for 2 years. The entire report is actually a record of recent VeChain achievements and events where the foundation has spent VET. In the said report, the team has mentioned their expansion of markets to South Korea as well as Japan.

Current Market Position

The present devastating situation of bitcoin has shaken each and every cryptocurrency. With BTC trading below $6800, traders and crypto enthusiasts are suffering throughout the markets. VeChain like all other top blockchain projects is presently facing a downward trend which has brought it down to $3.36 per VEN. The price seems to dip more at the rate of 10.51%. It is currently ranked as the 16th largest crypto which has a total market capitalization of $1.84 billion according to the data on CoinMarketCap at the time of writing. Almost $112 million worth of VEN has exchanged hands within the past 24 hours even at a hard time like this.

Conclusion

VeChain’s growth potential cannot be ignored because of the real-world use-case that makes it a solid and smart investment. It’s on the brink of major adoption because it offers smart contracts, ICOs, dApps, data transfer, IoT, logistics, and supply chain. VeChain has already begun providing services with the help of its recent partnerships whereas Bitcoin hasn’t given even the market even the faintest clue regarding its improvement or major adoption. Even though lightning network will soon appear on bitcoin, it’s hard to tell whether it would improve BTC’s commercial throughput and transaction speed. There’s no denying that Bitcoin is still the reigning king of all crypto but VeChain has proved its worth in the past few days. It’s definitely one of the coins which you might want to keep under your radar.

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Importance of Bitcoin ETFs and Bakkt for the Crypto Space

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It is no secret that 2018 was a very bad year for cryptocurrencies, at least when it comes to prices and market cap. However, in its brighter moments, this year managed to set the stage for some very important events that are expected to make 2019 very successful and profitable. Two things have attracted the most attention, both of which were expected to occur in 2018, only to be moved for early 2019. Those two are Bitcoin ETF decision by the US SEC, and the launch of Bakkt.

What are Bakkt and Bitcoin ETFs and why are they important?

Let’s start with Bakkt first. Bakkt Exchange is a business that is set to launch at the very beginning of 2019. It is a cryptocurrency platform that is set to offer a large number of services, including things such as warehousing and trading. However, there is another thing that makes Bakkt special, and that is the fact that the exchange itself is a product of the same company that has created the New York Stock Exchange.

In addition, Bakkt will be supported by some very influential names, such as Microsoft, BCG, and even Starbucks, to name a few. Furthermore, Bakkt will support crypto-to-fiat conversions. Starbucks will actually be one of the companies that have volunteered to help test the system, as users will be able to convert crypto to…

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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision Once Again

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The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.

The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.

The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.

Cryptocurrencies need a sufficient monitoring mechanism, claims SEC chairman

Recent reports claim that the SEC received over 1,600 comments after requesting the public opinion regarding the ETF applications issue. In the past, the SEC rejected many such applications, some of which were even submitted by SolidX itself. In addition, they also rejected the applications submitted by Gemini, the exchange owned by Winklevoss twins. Brothers were attempting to gain ETF approval ever since 2013, although to no avail.

Other applications were also submitted by Direxion, ProShares, as well as GraniteShares. The SEC rejected them all,…

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What to Expect in 2019: BTC, BAT, and Steem

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There are only a few weeks of 2018 left, and considering how bearish and crypto-unfriendly this year was, a lot of investors will likely be pleased to see it gone. Many believe that 2019 will be the year that will correct BTC prices and bring forth the period of great recovery.

But what does that mean for digital currencies? Which ones are a good investment right now? This is something that we will, hopefully, be able to answer right now. Here are the top 3 coins that everyone should keep an eye on in 2019.

1. Bitcoin (BTC)

Of course, we have to start with Bitcoin, the first and largest cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has lost a lot in 2018, and its losses are unparalleled by any other coin. In fact, in terms of market cap, Bitcoin has lost as much as the rest of the crypto market put together.

Many believe that its rapid growth, which started in late 2017 and has brought it to its all-time high, is responsible. That the bearish 2018 was only a one large price correction of the last year’s price surge. Even if this is true, price corrections, luckily, all end sooner or later, and when this one comes to a close, Bitcoin will likely be ready for a big comeback.

2019 is expected to bring a lot that will serve BTC’s rise…

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