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China sees Ripple as innovative blockchain while Bitcoin gets no love again

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The crypto ranking in China is not breaking news as it started in May this year whereby including Bitcoin and Ripple a total of 28 crypto projects were ranked. Cryptocurrencies get evaluated in three categories: application, innovation, and technology. The cryptocurrencies are then get classified as well as in an overall index. From the first ranking of 28 crypto projects in May, there is an increase in number to a total of 33 crypto projects in the latest ranking.

New cryptocurrency rankings by CCID – Bitcoin downgraded further

On Monday, China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced its new (sixth) update of the crypto projects. As like from the last time, at the top of the overall list is EOS followed by Ethereum and then comes Bitshares.

However, it’s not good news for Bitcoin as it has been downgraded further to 19th in the rankings. During the August update, Bitcoin was ranked 10th but fell to 16th in September’s update. We’re not predicting that we expect it to fall further during the next update, but it seems as if its overall rank falls in every new update China sends out.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is doing well as it has moved up a few positions occupying the 28th spot from last month’s 31st place. At the bottom is NEM which looks like it doesn’t want to surrender its previous position.

The Ranking Methodology

In the overall category, as mentioned in the beginning, topping the list is EOS which has proven to be China’s favorite thus far followed closely by Ethereum. EOS was not included in the first ranking issued in May only probably because its main network was not yet online. But after that, it has held the first position with no signing of going down.

According to the CCID, the technology category of ranking the crypto projects accounts for 65%, and it evaluates the technical realization, examines the performance, safety as well as the decentralization of the public chain. According to that category, the top five maintained their positions from the last update, and they are EOS, Bitshares, Steem, Ethereum, and Gxchain.

On applicability which evaluates the comprehensive level of Blockchain’s support for applications such as wallet application, node deployment, application implementation, and development support, the top five positions were taken by Ethereum, NEO, Nebulas, Qtum, and Dash respectively. As per CCID, this category accounts for 20% of the overall ranking.

Regarding creativity which accounts for 15% of the overall ranking and focuses on the continuous innovation in the public chain that includes developer size, code impact, and update, the top five positions were occupied by BTC, Ethereum, EOS, Nuls, and Cardano.

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The screenshot of the CCID report page having Ripple as the first in the list of innovative project index. | Source: CCID

The latest ranking index that involves the crypto projects which have the most significant increase in innovation lists Ripple at the top, and then comes Nuls, Lota, Nebulas and Bitcoin Cash respectively.

It’s quite interesting to see how China keeps rating Bitcoin low even though at least 50% of BTC is believed to be controlled from China since that much of crypto-king gets mined there. Of course, Ripple topping the list of most innovative crypto projects is pretty good news for the XRP community who seems to be most active than the rest (to me). Ripple making to the top is well-deserved though since the blockchain firm has proved they actually are innovating in different ways that how people deal with money today.

The primary purpose for the ranking is to be able to assess the development level of the global public blockchain technology scientifically as well as to grasp the trend accurately.

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Why Chinese New Year Affects Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) lost about $100 in value in the last week, and, while reasons behind the drop in crypto prices can often be hidden and unclear — this time, that is not the case. The reason for this drop is believed to be the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebration was over more than a month ago for most of the modern world. However, things are a bit different in China. This is a country which is considered to be one of the oldest ones in the world, with a long and complex history. The country’s traditions are fascinating to many around the world, as so many of them are different from western culture. One of these traditions is the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebrations in China start on January 28th, which was a week ago. The New Year itself is today, February 5th, although the celebrations and festivities are going to last until February 19th. For the people of China, and all those around the world who follow the country’s tradition, this is the time to relax, take a break, and perhaps travel and visit friends and family. But, what does it have to do with Bitcoin?

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EO.Finance Launches Highest Paying Crypto Referral Program of 2019

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The EO Referral Program, already touted to be a significant addition to the ecosystem has been launched, and more details can finally be revealed. Offering 30% of transaction fees for each referral, it is expected to be the highest paying crypto referral program of 2019.

 

Each user will receive their own unique invite link, which can be shared with friends or via social media, in order to start earning 30% of the companies fees for every transaction made by someone who registered using their unique link. Furthermore, receive 5% of the fees for each new referral introduced by your own referral, increasing earning potential and adding even more benefits to an already feature-packed ecosystem. The fact the ecosystem supports credit and debit card transactions, as well as more than 40 cryptocurrencies means it will be even easier for you to start earning from your referrals.

 

The EO Referral Program will also extend to EO.Trade following launch, meaning it will be possible to earn from a single referrals transactions across multiple products within the EO ecosystem. It is important to note that the figure of 30% is significantly more than most competitors offer.

 

Payment will be made in the same currency as was purchased or exchanged. Withdrawal of the profits earned via the program can be made instantly, meaning you can earn immediately from your referral.…

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Is Bitcoin (BTC) Ready for Another Surge?

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It is no secret that Bitcoin (BTC) has had a rough 2018. The coin has dropped by over 80% from its all-time high in a matter of months, it experienced two market crashes, a constantly bearish market, and even troubles within its own ecosystem. Crypto investors spent the entire year hoping for a surge that never arrived, and since BTC is the most influential coin within the crypto space, its behavior usually dictates the pace for other coins as well.

Then, the year finally ended, and investors believed they could finally start anew, hoping to see BTC perform better in 2019. While Bitcoin is certainly performing better than in 2018, the current state of things is still far away from a rally. However, there is a possibility that this might change in the future.

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As mentioned, crypto investors around the world were hoping to see a new price surge with the arrival of the new year. So far, this has not happened, and while there were several events believed to be able to boost BTC value, several complications prevent them from occurring.

One of them is the launch of the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Exchange, which was scheduled to happen on January 24th. However, due to the long-lasting US government shutdown, the exchange failed…

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