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Happy new month to you and all our readers! The last one month has been a tumultuous one for any crypto enthusiast, trader or hodler of any digital asset. Most of the days were filled with declining values and panic due to the news. Bitcoin BTC being the King of Crypto and being volatile during the last month, all alt-coins also suffered due to its relative instability.

A Recap Of September FUD and ETF Anxieties

First, there was the Goldman Sachs news of September the 5th that they were ditching plans to open a Bitcoin and Crypto trading desk. The news went to state that the firm was focusing on custody services that will bring the much-needed funds to the industry. In a sense, the news had stated that Goldman Sachs would not pursue digital assets as forms of investments. However, this news turned out to be fake, but the damage had been done.

Secondly, there was an air of anxiety for the SEC was scheduled to rule on the Bitcoin ETF application by CBOE, VanEck, and SolidX, by the 30th of September. However, the authority announced on the 20th of September, that it needed more time to make a decision. They also requested for the input of the public with regards to the rule change in the ETF. This, in turn, pushed the SEC decision to late December.

Thirdly, there was a bunch of Bitcoin futures contracts by the CME expiring on the 28th of September. Therefore, due to the historical past performance of Bitcoin BTC when futures contracts are about to expire, many traders had held back making any major moves for there was uncertainty. Many of the savvy traders headed to BitMex to attempt to short Bitcoin BTC and other digital assets, but Bitcoin proved to have a good support level above $6,500.

What October Holds For Bitcoin BTC

The first good thing about October, other than it being the month of good sports around the world, is that there is no pending major decision from the SEC. A Bitcoin ETF will not hover over the minds of traders as they attempt to make gains in the markets for the next few weeks.

Secondly, October comes before November and when the Bakkt firm is scheduled to launch. This then leaves the crypto space wide open for natural gains without fears of any bad news. Bakkt aims at bringing Bitcoin and crypto investing to the mainstream using existing regulation, rather than trying to change the rules like the pending Bitcoin ETF.

The firm also plans on providing custody services for the institutional investors who want to buy in bulk. Therefore, the challenge of storing large volumes of cryptocurrencies is left to Bakkt which is regulated and has all the necessary licenses.

Given the fact that the US stock market is worth an estimated $30 Trillion, Bakkt will make it possible for cryptocurrencies to bite off a small chunk of this value as investors look for alternative, untapped sources of attaining considerable gains. Bakkt recently tweeted their first investment product as follows:

Our first contracts will be physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts versus fiat currencies, including USD, GBP and EUR. For example, buying one USD/BTC futures contract will result in daily delivery of one Bitcoin into the customer’s account.

In conclusion, and not hating on the month of September, October brings in a breath of fresh air in the crypto markets for there is no reason to be nervous in the markets. But as is always suggested, it is good to set stop losses and keep up to date with news from Global Coin Report.

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AAX Crypto Exchange Announces Massive Growth Numbers in August

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As the crypto market continues to surge, new traders continue to enter the market on a daily basis.  One of the first questions that new traders have is where should they trade crypto.  While there are countless options for buying and selling digital assets, traders need to exercise extreme caution and perform due diligence to avoid scam exchanges as well as places that have limited or no volume.  While the main platforms such as Coinbase, Binance, and Bittrex will always have significant volume, their fees are known to be on the expensive side.  AAX, a next-generation cryptocurrency exchange with the lowest futures fees in the world, represents a compelling alternative that traders should consider.

Growth Announcement

A few of the most important issues to consider when deciding whether to use an exchange are the number of users and the volume.  On August 7, AAX announced that in a little over two weeks, the exchange doubled its user base bringing the grand total of registered users to over 200,000.  At this rate, AAX may surpass the million mark later this year which would be an incredible achievement and is most certainly due to a variety of factors including extremely low fees and revolutionary technology.

Institutional-Grade Exchange

When AAX decided to build its platform, it set out to meet the demands of both institutional and retail investors.  In order to achieve that goal, the exchange operates at the highest possible…

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3 Reasons Why WISE Token Could Be a Massive Winner in 2021

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After working in proprietary trading for over a decade, I decided to transition to crypto in early 2017.  Although crypto is significantly different from traditional capital markets, I managed to successfully find a niche for successful and opportunistic trading.  While 2017 was the perfect time to get involved, the past few years have proven to be a bit more challenging as far as generating ROI.

Cryptocurrency traders have spent the past several years searching far and wide for the next big winner.  While the market as a whole hasn’t been very bull friendly, one specific area that appears to be gaining traction is decentralized finance, more commonly known as DeFi.  This area generally refers to the digital assets and financial smart contracts, protocols, and decentralized applications (DApps) built on Ethereum.  The reason why so many crypto entrepreneurs are flocking to this space is that it allows them to create traditional financial vehicles in a decentralized network, outside the meddlesome control of foreign governments.

One extremely popular DeFi project is Chainlink (LINK) which is a decentralized oracle network that provides real-world data to smart contracts on the blockchain.  Chainlink has seen its token price increase by more than 300% year-to-date.    Another impressive project in the space is Kyber Network (KNC) which has seen its token soar from $0.20 at the start of the year to more than $1.60 at present.  Kyber Network’s on-chain liquidity protocol allows decentralized tokens swaps to be…

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The Pros And Cons Of Cryptocurrency

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Many facets of our lives are now digitized––money is no exception. 

Have you noticed that paper money is on its way to being obsolete because so many people receive direct deposit and love the simplicity of their debit card? 

Not to mention, cash carries germs, as we’ve heard lots about during the pandemic. Many businesses have turned to card only options in light of this. 

But what about cryptocurrency?

You probably heard everyone raving about it a few years ago, but the excitement’s calmed down quite a bit. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a viable option you should keep in mind. 

What’s Cryptocurrency? 

Let’s start with the basic definition of cryptocurrency so we’re all on the same page. Cryptocurrency utilizes cryptographic methods and complex coding systems to encrypt sensitive information during data transfers. This protects your funds and personal information on a whole different level. 

These transactions are virtually impenetrable due to the combination of mathematical and technological protocols created and put in place. This aspect of cryptocurrency is what makes it safer. Also, the details of transactions are kept private. No one can see who sent what, etc., because those rigorous mathematical and technological protocols protect it.

The Pros: 

Different From Traditional Banking Transactions

One thing people hate about traditional banks is the fact that they can…

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