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Could SEC go against Ripple and Ethereum?

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As crypto coin enthusiasts, we are used to a mix of good and bad news. This time news is not that good. The digital financial markets came to the headlines this month when a former U.S. regulator stated that Ripple and Ethereum are illegal, being “noncompliant securities.” This could mess up crypto markets and weaken both Ripple’s and Ethereum’s liquidity.

But it’s not over yet. It would seem right now, according to reports, that authorities won’t be taking monetary or regulatory measures against cryptocurrency trade anytime soon.

The current information we have

The point on ICO (initial coin offering) is to raise funds to create an online service (it worked for Telegram, bigtime). The tokens offered in the ICO can be redeemed in time. ICO shareholders deem these tokens as a means to an end and hope to earn enough so that further sales will help them and report a profit.

And, not to be cynical, but some ICOs have been full-fledged scams. U.S. regulators have been slow to regulate this market, but they have issued warnings (last July, most notably). Jay Clayton, head of SEC, sent out a notice that every token sale must be regarded as a security transaction.

As if SEC goes going against Ripple and Ethereum (two of the most relevant cryptocurrencies right now) it could create havoc in altcoin markets for sure. Some of the market observer’s share SEC’s view. 

Some people also think that SEC has a case against Ethereum and Ripple. It could be a long fight in the courts. But the general consensus is that SEC doesn’t really want to go against the markets. They have better things to do.

In the meantime, the U.S financial regulations may not be that happy about the astonishing innovation the blockchain technology represents. Just remember this: the blockchain is not country-bound. It’s everywhere, and it will remain to be worldwide. If it turns out you can’t trade within the USA, you will still be able to do that the world over.

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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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