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Possible Mt. Gox Bitcoin (BTC) Dump Occurring Atop Upbit News

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Another theory has been postulated by CCN.com with regards to the current loss of over $50 Billion in market capitalization in the entire crypto market. Less than 24 hours ago, the total market cap was sitting comfortably at levels of $440 Billion but now that figure has dropped to levels of $389 Billion at the moment of writing this. This has in-turn affected all the values of the coins and tokens in the markets with the top coins not being immune to the dip. Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Tron (TRX) and other top coins have been affected with most showing decreased price values of between 7% to 25% in the last 24 hours.

With regards to the Mt. Gox possible dump of over 8,200 BTC as reported by CCN.com, there are four alleged wallets of the Mt. Gox trustee that have moved around 2,000 BTC each. They have sent over 8,000 BTC in total in the past 24 hours.  The Mt. Gox trustee had been ordered by Japanese authorities to sell off over 200,000 BTC and convert to Japanese Yen in a bid to reimburse creditors. This means that if the transactions are confirmed, the BTC funds are most likely being sold on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Back in March, another selloff was orchestrated by Mt. Gox as they set out to reimburse the same Mt. Gox’s creditors. Being the trustee, Noboaki Kobayashi had this to say about the sell-off back in March:

“I made efforts to sell BTC and BCC at as high a price as possible in light of the market price of BTC and BCC at the timing of the sale. I plan to consult with the court and determine further sale of BTC and BCC”

When you add the Upbit news of South Korean officials raiding their headquarters and taking away books and hard-drives for audit purposes, you get the feeling that today was perhaps a not so good day in the Crypto-verse. The exchange is being accused of actually trading without having the actual cryptocurrencies at hand. Everything has been doctored and traders are not aware. What the exchange has been accused of doing, is carrying out fake balance sheets to deceive traders and investors.

Many traders have probably withdrawn their funds from the exchange in a panic causing the current market dip.

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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.

Bitcoin behavior mirrors the pre-bear market situation

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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.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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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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