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Keep HODLing BTC, ETH, XRP, TRX and others. Traditional Stock Exchanges Are Moving Into Crypto

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The term HODL is a trademark of any seasoned crypto enthusiast, trader, and believer. It has been used vastly in the last 6 months to signify the bravery of watching the crypto markets spiral out of control without having the urge to cash out and run for the hills. Some have even made interesting memes and gifs that include scenes from Mel Gibson’s movie known as Braveheart. The HODLers faith and belief in a better and bullish crypto market might be bearing fruit with the recent talk about Bitcoin (BTC) bouncing back due to institutional investors wanting a piece of the profits crypto traders and exchanges are making.

One such traditional stock exchange aching for a piece of the action in the crypto markets is Swiss-based SIX. The exchange plans to offer fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets. SIX is regulated by Swiss Authorities as an operator of Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI). Two other entities regulate SIX. These are FINMA (The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and the Swiss National Bank.

Jos Dijsselhof, CEO at SIX is quoted as saying:

“This is the beginning of a new era for capital markets infrastructures. For us, it is abundantly clear that much of what is going on in the digital space is here to stay and will define the future of our industry.”

Therefore, through this declaration by SIX to offer crypto trading services, the Swiss government has officially endorsed cryptocurrencies as investments. We all know that the Swiss banking system is where all the big money is. Lots of Hollywood stars, oil billionaires, and trust funds, have Swiss banks handling their money. This means such high net individuals and institutions can opt to diversify using SIX to tap into the crypto markets.

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Keep HODLing. The big bull run is coming in the crypto markets. One is tempted to speculate that the current low levels are intentional so that the above traditional exchanges can stock up on their own cheap BTC, ETH, XRP and the rest, as they gear up to offer the known crypto exchanges some competition.

One of the factors that is enticing traditional stock exchanges into the crypto industry is the vast profits crypto exchanges are making through trading fees. Binance for one was only set up a year ago and its CEO is predicting $1 Billion in profits for the year ending 2018.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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