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NEM (XEM) Price Technical Analysis: A Steady Climber

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NEM is one of the cryptocurrencies gaining popularity on the coat-tails of the Bitcoin and Ethereum(s) of the cryptocurrency sphere.

NEM is a peer-to-peer crypto platform that launched on March 31, 2015, after a very lengthy and comprehensive testing phase that started in June of 2014.

It’s written in Java and JavaScript with 100% original source code and has introduced new features in blockchain technology in its proof-of-importance (POI) algorithm, an integrated P2P secure and encrypted messaging system, multi-signature accounts and an Eigentrust++ reputation system.

By NEM implementing the innovative Proof-of-Importance, which distributes awards based not on the sacrificed amount of computational capacity or the size of a user’s stake, but on their actual involvement in the network’s life. NEM seeks to achieve the goals of equality, financial freedom, and decentralization in its cryptocurrency.

In terms of market capitalization, NEM is now number six with $14.7 billion. While most of the cryptocurrency market slowed down over the Christmas holiday season, NEM made some impressive gains without instigating too much media hype. The gains have been slow, steady, and very consistent.

Chart #1: NEM Weekly

Chart #1 above is a weekly price chart for NEM which shows eight straight weeks of weekly gains from early November 2017 through to the new year.

NEM went from $.1649 November 13th to an all-time high of $2.11 on New Years Day 2018. This amounts to an increase of 1179 percent.

With the start of a new year is prompting investors to consider the cryptocurrency market as part of their portfolio re-alignment in light of the massive gains made by some of the cryptocurrencies, NEM is poised to continue its upward movement.

While some of the more popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, are considered by many investors as extremely over-bought, some investors may even opt to start taking profits off the table and placing the realized capital into up and coming assets that have room for growth.

NEM is still priced below $2.00, unlike some of the high-flyers that are priced in the hundreds or thousands of dollars range. This makes it a very attractive investment with little downside risk, and very high upside potential.

Chart #2: NEM Daily

Chart #2 above shows the daily price action for NEM. Its been consolidating in a range following a price surge which started on January 2nd.

A similar price pattern occurred in early December 2017. NEM is currently trading at the lower end of the consolidation range, which makes this a decent entry point for a long position. We will be watching NEM closely.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

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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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IE Option – 91% Profit on BTC Fluctuations in Every 60s

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On Thursday, Bitcoin price broke below $6,700 and hit the weekly low to $6,480. Then, it rebounded back above $7,000 again with an increasing rate of 5%. At press time, based on the incomplete statistics, more than $720 million worth cryptocurrency futures contracts have been liquidated in this week. During the strong market fluctuation, investors are learning a hard lesson about the downside of cryptocurrency futures trading with leverage. 

Since we know that we cannot make money by investing in BTC spot trade during the bear market, and we notice the high risks of liquidation by trading leveraged bitcoin futures contracts, how can we hedge the loss in spot trade and profit from the BTC market volatility? 

BTC Option is a profitable trading product that you can turn to!

What is Option?

Option is a type of crypto derivative contract which enables investors to make speculative bet on price rising and falling. Call option means that trader long BTC at a given strike price, while Put option allows trader to short BTC at a given strike price. 

For example, if you predict that BTC price may surge, you can buy a call option. Suppose that you buy a call option at $7,000. As long as price exceeds $7,000, you can make profit. 

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4 things you should know about bitcoin casinos

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Bitcoin Casinos are the ideas of innovation, firmly moving towards the goal of disrupting the whole Gambling Industry. Best Bitcoin Casinos are the true trailblazers of the new era of gambling. Their creators quickly recognized all the immense potential that blockchain and cryptocurrencies contained within themselves. Most of the top Crypto Casinos started operating in the first half of the past decade and are quickly moving towards being the dominant force, when it comes to online gambling. There are a couple of key characteristics and advantages that elevate BTC Casinos above the rest of the competition on the market.  

Trusted casinos have fast withdrawals

Only the Best Bitcoin Casinos offer players the benefits that come with using cryptocurrencies as the main source of finance. One of the biggest advantages that BTC Casinos have over the rest of the competition is speed. When using cryptocurrencies, players can deposit and most importantly withdraw their money with blistering speeds. Thanks to blockchain technology, all the financial transactions are completed within the minutes of request. Alternatively, standard online casinos operating under the guidance of classical banking intuitions, need several days to complete the same procedures.

In BTC Casinos anonymity matters 

Another amazing benefit of Bitcoin Casinos is the ability to stay completely anonymous during the transactions and gameplay. Thanks to the…

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