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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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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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