🗞 Daily Crypto News, September, 18th💰

  • ‘Get Ready for Bitcoin $20K,’ Says BitMEX CEO as Fed Panic-Prints $53B ;
  • Will Bitcoin’s Price Rally After Federal Reserve Rate Cut? ;
  • Bitcoin Addresses Worth $100,000 or More Hits All-Time-High ;
  • Binance.US Opens Registration Today, Excluding 13 States ;
  • CoinDesk to Move Into Same Building as Owner Digital Currency Group ;
  • 📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 18th💰
  • STEEM Trading Update

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!

🗞 ‘Get Ready for Bitcoin $20K,’ Says BitMEX CEO as Fed Panic-Prints $53B

Bitcoin (BTC) could soon shoot to $20,000 as a result of emergency measures from the United States Federal Reserve, also known as The Fed, one of the industry’s biggest firms has said.


Fed echoes 2008 crisis moves


In a tweet on Sept. 18, Arthur Hayes, CEO of derivatives giant BitMEX, forecast that fresh quantitative easing (QE) would further decrease faith in fiat currency.


The comments come a day after the Fed swooped to decrease interest rates on some loans which reached more than 10%, or four times its target. More than $53 billion was pumped into the economy. 


“QE4eva is coming. Once the Fed gets religion again, get ready for #bitcoin $20,000,” Hayes wrote. 


The Fed’s QE injection marked its first emergency intervention since the end of the 2008 financial crisis, an event directly leading to Bitcoin’s creation. 

🗞 Will Bitcoin’s Price Rally After Federal Reserve Rate Cut?

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Bitcoin has dived out of a narrowing price range and may see a deeper drop if key trendline support near $10,120 is breached.


Acceptance below $10,120 would expose the recent low of $9,855.

Some notable observers believe the decline may be reversed following Wednesday’s Federal Reserve rate cut, although historical data suggests otherwise.

On the higher side, $10,956 (Aug. 20 high) remains the level to beat for the bulls.

🗞 Bitcoin Addresses Worth $100,000 or More Hits All-Time-High

The number of Bitcoin (BTC) wallet addresses holding a minimum of 10 BTC — worth over $100,000 to press time —  has hit an all-time high, multiple data sources reveal.


According to BitInfoCharts’ Bitcoin Rich List, as of Sept. 17, there are 157,210 addresses holding between 10 and 1,000,000 BTC. 


Earlier this month, Coin Metrics’ State of the Network report had plotted the latest data historically to reveal that these mega-holders are at an all-time high for the network.

Addresses Holding At Least 10 BTC

🗞 Binance.US Opens Registration Today, Excluding 13 States

Binance.US, United States branch of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, announced that the opening of accounts registration, scheduled for Wednesday, will not include New York, Washington, Florida and 10 more states.


According to the blog post published on Sept. 17, registration will start at 8 a.m. ET on Sept. 18 in most U.S. states, excluding the following: Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Washington. The post continues:


“Although it is upsetting that we cannot offer Binance.US in [these] states […] at this time, please rest assured that this is just the beginning, and it is our mission to bring access to those of you in these states many of us call home.”

🗞 CoinDesk to Move Into Same Building as Owner Digital Currency Group

Employees at cryptocurrency news publication CoinDesk were told Tuesday that the firm is moving into office space in the same building as its parent company, Digital Currency Group (DCG), a transition that will take place in March 2020.


In an email sent to employees, his first ever to CoinDesk’s entire staff, DCG founder and CEO Barry Silbert outlined four reasons for the move, vowing that while seeking to create new business synergies with the media company, one of three wholly-owned subsidiaries, the parent would continue to respect and strengthen the editorial independence of the publication, founded in 2013.


The other two subsidiaries, Grayscale Investments and Genesis Trading, work out of the DCG office building in Manhattan.

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📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 18th💰

Ten high-impact sports-blockchain startups pitch to leading blockchain investors and VCs.

“Safecoin will be announcing SafeNodes Phase II on Wednesday, Sept 18.”

GRI PropTech India 2019 in Mumbai.

On Sep 18th, 10AM (UTC+8) for UNetwork 3rd Monthly Live AMA, your exclusive chance to ask our project lead @yilu_uuu anything related.

DeFi Asia in Shanghai from 2:30 – 5:30 PM (CST), co-hosted by Harmony, Findora, and Algorand.

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STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yersterday :

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Here is the current chart :

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What a nice pattern that we have on the STEEM. We have a W pattern or a double low if you prefer that we can clearly see on the chart. For the one who still don’t know that pattern, it is a bullish pattern ! It looks like that the Alt Coins are taking back some percenst of the global market compared to BTC. We are still far from the Alt Season that we experienced back but it could be the start… why not ? Regarding the STEEM, let’s see if we can go test the resistance line in red around 0.178$.

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Overwatch League announces multi-year deal with Kellogg Company

Overwatch League announces multi-year deal with Kellogg Company (Esports Insider)

  • Activision Blizzard has announced Kellogg Company as a new multi-year partner of its esports Overwatch League (OWL).
  • The deal will last through 2021 and includes co-marketing initiatives with the company’s Pringles and Cheez-It brands, which will be the presenting sponsors of the halftime show and the highlights segments during this year’s OWL finals.

Analysis and Comments

  • The deal is a further sign of the growth on eSports monetisation, showcasing the rapidly increasing number of non-endemic brands that are willing to put marketing dollars into eSports.
  • eSports, while still under-monetised, continues to be one the most high profile platforms for games companies to advertise and broaden their audiences, enabling key beneficiaries such as Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, EA etc. to increase engagement and publicity for their games.
  • Given recent structural changes within high-profile eSports such as League of Legends and Overwatch (franchising, home and away games, regular season play etc.), we think we could see eSports becoming a profit generator for the games developers (rather than just a marketing tool) sooner than expected.
  • Notably, MTG Esports, one of the largest US based businesses, recently reported huge growth in its eSports league (ESL). Over the course of the first seven months of 2019, ESL’s data shows that unique users (+90%), hours watched (+190%) and video views (+55%) all significantly increased as a result of fans tuning into properties such as ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters and ESL Pro League tournaments, shattering the numbers recorded in 2018.
  • It is possible that we could see an professional (multi-game) eSports teams/organisations become sufficiently profitable that they could look to go public, which could materially change industry dynamics.

Activision’s Share Price

🗞 Daily Crypto News, September, 17th💰

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!

🗞 Bitcoin’s Record Hash Rate May Hint at Price Gains to Come

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With the hash rate or miner’s confidence hitting record highs, bitcoin’s three-day narrowing price range looks set to end with a bullish breakout.


A range breakout would open the doors to $10,956 – the bearish lower high created on Aug. 20.


A break below Friday’s low of $10,154 would confirm a range breakdown and could yield a sell-off to $9,855 (Sept. 11 low).

🗞 STEEM did not MOON 🌚 after HF 21-22 BUT metrics are looking better. Check this out ! 🙌

As I wrote in previous blog posts, I reinvested in STEEM ahead and after the HFs.


After cruising, interacting and curating Steemians posts, I can say now I like the #newsteem better than the old one. This is a feeling but I believe people came back to the platform and interractions / payouts are less skewed thanks to some bots switching to curation and some whales “playing the game”.


Below I am going to share with you some datas that I believe should make us optimistic about STEEM future.

As seen in @penguinpablo ‘s statistics (link here)

  • Accounts transacting are increasing steadily since last week to reach 39,647 on week 36 of 2019 (vs 34,958 the previous week)

Click Here to see the Full posts and all the graphs

🗞 Bitcoin Addresses Worth $100,000 or More Hits All-Time-High

The number of Bitcoin (BTC) wallet addresses holding a minimum of 10 BTC — worth over $100,000 to press time —  has hit an all-time high, multiple data sources reveal.


According to BitInfoCharts’ Bitcoin Rich List, as of Sept. 17, there are 157,210 addresses holding between 10 and 1,000,000 BTC. 


Earlier this month, Coin Metrics’ State of the Network report had plotted the latest data historically to reveal that these mega-holders are at an all-time high for the network.

Addresses Holding At Least 10 BTC

🗞 Binance Makes Strategic Investment in Chinese Crypto Media Firm

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance, the world’s largest by trading volume, has made a strategic investment in Chinese media and data source Mars Finance.


According to a report from Bloomberg citing a press release, the investment amount was not disclosed, but values the company at $200 million.


Aside from Binance, which reportedly made its first strategic investment in China with the round, Beijing-based Mars Finance was also backed by Ceyuan Ventures and Matrixport, a financial services startup founded by co-founder of bitcoin mining firm Bitmain, Jihan Wu.incorrectly applied.

🗞 US Army Seeks Blockchain Experts Who Can Trace Bitcoin in Real-Time

The United States Army Contracting Command (ACC) of New Jersey has issued a pre-solicitation notice for cryptocurrency investigation service providers. 


As a pre-solicitation, posted on July 25, the notice and the ACC’s responses do not bind ACC to solicit or award a contract.


For use in criminal investigations


According to the ACC, the cryptocurrency analytics solution is being sought for use by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) for use in criminal investigations and other missions.


The notice outlines that the contractor must provide a cloud-based, online service — not reliant on hardware or software — that can assist law enforcement in identifying and pursuing actors using cryptocurrencies for illicit purposes such as fraud, extortion and money laundering.

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📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 17th💰

Hard Fork

Shanghai International Blockchain Week from September 14 – 18.

“Join us for another Theta AMA on Tuesday, September 17th at 4pm PDT / 11pm UTC! The AMA will feature Theta’s Head of Platform Tim Li…”

“We are looking forward to the upcoming meetup at Epitech in September.”

“We are proud to announce that BiblePay will be listed on TOKOK on September 17th!”

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STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yersterday :

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Here is the current chart :

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Today, we tested and broke the support line at 0.155$ during some hours but it looks like the market want come back upper than this line. We need to check now if this is not a pull back before the continuation of the drop or if that break was just a trap from the market to buy some steems at a very good prive. Let’s see if the current candle will close upper or lower than the support line at 0.155$.

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STEEM did not MOON after HF 21-22 BUT metrics are looking better. Check this out !

Dear Steemians,

As I wrote in previous blog posts, I reinvested in STEEM ahead and after the HFs.

After cruising, interacting and curation Steemians posts, I can say now I like the #newsteem better than the old one. This is a feeling but I believe people came back to the platform and interractions / payouts are less skewed thanks to some bots switching to curation and some whales “playing the game”.

Below I am going to share with you some datas that I believe should make us optimistic about STEEM future.

As seen in @penguinpablo ‘s statistics (link here)

  • Accounts transacting are increasing steadily since last week to reach 39,647 on week 36 of 2019 (vs 34,958 the previous week)

STEEM Power up !

  • Most importantly, the Net Power up was STRONGLY positive last week at +977,939 ! Something we didn’t see for months !
  • As shown in the tables below, Week 33 saw the biggest net power up at 363,873 STEEM over the past 8 weeks.
  • To add to these great numbers, other Steemians (as myself) have been BUYING STEEM on Exchanges ! More than 1,145,000 STEEM have been purchased FROM exchanges

In addition, do not forget that @steemit inc. announced they would pause their power down for a few weeks which should help STEEM prices.

Daily Users

Looking into @arcange statistics I could also some good news, Active users remain stable and sit at the top range of the past weeks (c.40k daily). If we continue to promote and curate good contents, these numbers could be finally increasing and sit passed 50k as it used to a few months ago

Transactions

Transactions on the STEEM blockchain are also healthy and should remain high as many projects continue to onboard users (@steemmonsters, @actifit, @steemhunt, @appics, @esteem …)

Inflation

As stated by @jrcornel, STEEM inflation is quite reasonable versus other altcoins and is supposed to decrease below 8% in 2020 to reach 0.95% in 2037.

Here is the table of STEEM’s inflation rate

Year Supply Inflation New Supply
2016 250,000,000 9.50% 23,750,000
2017 273,750,000 9.08% 24,854,398
2018 298,604,398 8.66% 25,854,554
2019 324,458,952 8.24% 26,727,942
2020 351,186,894 7.82% 27,452,027
2021 378,638,921 7.40% 28,004,740
2022 406,643,661 6.98% 28,364,989
2023 435,008,650 6.55% 28,513,181
2024 463,521,832 6.13% 28,431,762
2025 491,953,593 5.71% 28,105,742
2026 520,059,335 5.29% 27,523,204
2027 547,582,539 4.87% 26,675,768
2028 574,258,308 4.45% 25,558,997
2029 599,817,304 4.03% 24,172,733
2030 623,990,038 3.61% 22,521,348
2031 646,511,386 3.19% 20,613,886
2032 667,125,272 2.77% 18,464,106
2033 685,589,378 2.35% 16,090,399
2034 701,679,777 1.93% 13,515,587
2035 715,195,364 1.51% 10,766,608
2036 725,961,973 1.08% 7,874,074
2037 733,836,047 0.95% 6,971,442

Current Price and Market Cap (53,472,257 USD). Sits at Rank 80

Maybe we are sitting at the bottom, only time will tell, but overall I want to emphasize that this #newsteem as much higher changes to go up than before for all the points mentionned above.

I know that you all probably believe in STEEM if you read this, we have to continue to get the words out as some of us are doing on Twitter or other social medias.

What do you think?

I would love to hear your opinion on this subject. I will set a 10 STEEM @steem-bounty to open the discussion.

@vlemon

🗞 Daily Crypto News, September, 16th💰

  • Bitcoin Price Indicator May Signal Next Leg Higher ;
  • Binance CEO: Bitcoin Futures Platform ‘SAFU’ After Attack False Alarm ;
  • Bitcoin Mining Power Hits New High as Half a Million New ASICs Go Online ;
  • What Bitcoin’s Valuation Says About Its Volatility ;
  • OKEx Delisting Monero, Dash, Privacy-Cryptos Over FATF Demands ;
  • 📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 16th💰
  • STEEM Trading Update

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!

🗞 Bitcoin Price Indicator May Signal Next Leg Higher

History looks to be repeating itself in the bitcoin market, as a key indicator’s bullish turn could mark the beginning of the next meteoric price rally.


The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency’s price action seen over the last eight months is very similar to the moves seen in 2015, according to Bitstamp data. For instance, the bitcoin bear market ended near $3,100 in mid-December 2018 and prices built a base below $4,000 in the following three months before breaking into a bull market on April 2.


Notably, the bear market drop ran out of steam two months before the 50- and 10-week moving averages confirmed a bearish crossover (in February 2019).

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🗞 Binance CEO: Bitcoin Futures Platform ‘SAFU’ After Attack False Alarm

The CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance has dispelled fears a bad actor had attacked its newly-launched Bitcoin futures platform.


Technical error crashed Bitcoin price


In a series of tweets on Sept. 16, Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, initially warned that the exchange’s futures were under attack from one of its own market makers. 


The perpetrator allegedly crashed the BTC/USD order book from $10,324 to $10,024, in what Zhao said was the second such attempt at an attack. 


Binance launched its futures platform in invite-only mode following a user testing period earlier this month. Two platforms were originally available, with users voting for their preferred choice. 

🗞 Bitcoin Mining Power Hits New High as Half a Million New ASICs Go Online

The computing power dedicated to mining bitcoin has hit yet another new high, suggesting that more than 600,000 powerful new machines may have come online in the last three months.


According to data from crypto mining pool BTC.com, bitcoin’s two-week average hash rate has crossed another major threshold, reaching 85 exahashes per second (EH/s) around 19:00 UTC last Friday. Meanwhile, mining difficulty also adjusted to a new record of nearly 12 trillion.


Notably, both figures have jumped 60 percent since June 14, the data shows.


Bitcoin’s mining difficulty – a measure of how hard it is to create a block of transactions – adjusts after 2,016 blocks, or roughly every two weeks. This is to ensure the time to produce a block remains around 10 minutes, even as the amount of hashing power, deployed by machines around the globe competing to win freshly minted bitcoins, fluctuates.

🗞 What Bitcoin’s Valuation Says About Its Volatility

Most of us think we understand the term “volatility.”


We digest headlines about tense political situations around the world; we are wary of explosive chemical compounds; some of us have had relationships with their fair share of ups and downs.


“Volatility” implies sharp and unpredictable changes, and usually has negative connotations. Even when it comes to financial markets, we intuitively shy away from investments that would produce wild swings in our wealth.


But volatility, in finance, is usually misunderstood. Even the most commonly accepted calculation is often incorrectly applied.

🗞 OKEx Delisting Monero, Dash, Privacy-Cryptos Over FATF Demands

The South Korean arm of cryptocurrency exchange OKEx is removing support for five major altcoins due to new international regulations. 


FATF rules halt privacy coins trading


According to crypto news outlet The Block on Sept. 16, OKEx’s Korea unit will halt trading of Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN) and Super Bitcoin (SBTC) on Oct. 10.


The reason, says the exchange, is that as since they are focused on privacy, the coins fall foul of new guidelines set out by the intergovernmental body the Financial Action Task Force, or FATF.


As Cointelegraph reported, the sweeping changes to crypto transaction rules demand businesses to identify the two parties sending funds to each other if a transaction is worth more than around $1,000. 

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📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 16th💰

“Equal will be burning 12 million EQL in the fourth phase of the burn cycle.”

Kick-off of elaborate ‘Tael Insider’ newsletter marketing campaign designed to inform project followers of latest developments & ecosystem.

Decentraland SDK Hackathon from September 16-30.

“Dash is launching on @CoinbasePro on Monday Sept 16 at 10am PST”

“I would like to inform you regarding the upcoming hard fork. I have decided to implement it on block 216000 (approx 16th of sept).”

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STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yersterday :

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Here is the current chart :

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Today, we continued the bounce started yesterday. We have higher lows so the trend is not broken, even we have a low volatility. I think most of altcoins are also waiting to see the direction that the BTC will take and this is why most of coins are very quiet these last hours. However, there is nothing negative for the STEEM today, exactly like yesterday, se we can again enjoy about these positive news.

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🗞 Daily Crypto News, September, 15th💰

  • Bitcoin Hovers Over $10,300 as Top Altcoins See Mixed Movements ;
  • eToro Aims to Put Derivatives on the Blockchain With Lira Programming Language ;
  • Coinbase Pro to Add Support for DASH Trading ;
  • US Treasury: Non-Compliant Fintechs Won’t Survive the War on Terror ;
  • Cybercriminals Selling Hacked Fiat Money for Bitcoin at 10% of Its Value ;
  • 📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 15th💰
  • STEEM Trading Update

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!

🗞 Bitcoin Hovers Over $10,300 as Top Altcoins See Mixed Movements

Saturday, Sept. 14 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day while Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hovers over the $10,300 mark by press time.

Market visualization courtesy of Coin360

The price of Bitcoin is currently up by 0.13% on the day, trading at around $10,313 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down by about 0.46%.

Bitcoin 7-day price chart

🗞 eToro Aims to Put Derivatives on the Blockchain With Lira Programming Language

eToro, an Israel-based exchange platform, revealed a new programming language designed to simplify derivatives trading.


Speaking ahead of the Ethereal Summit Tel Aviv 2019, on Sunday, chief blockchain specialist Omri Ross said the language, dubbed Lira, will reduce the risks involved in settling financial contracts and enable the creation of new derivative products from assets on the ethereum blockchain.


A demo trading platform, built by eToroX Labs, was also revealed to enable retail and institutional investors to begin trading derivatives. The platform uses Lira to test a full range of contract experimentation. The language opens up the possibility to set varying time limits on trades, trustlessly swap different cryptocurrencies and write complex settlement terms.

🗞 Coinbase Pro to Add Support for DASH Trading

United States-based major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro will launch support for DASH token next week.


According to a Medium post published by Coinbase on Sept. 12, Coinbase Pro will start accepting DASH deposits starting Monday “for at least 12 hours prior to enabling full trading.” The launch of DASH trading, on the other hand, is planned for 9 AM Pacific Standard Time on Sept. 17. The company also noted:


“Once sufficient supply of DASH is established on the platform, trading on the DASH/USD, and DASH/BTC order books will start in phases, beginning with post-only mode and proceeding to full trading should our metrics for a healthy market be met.”

🗞 US Treasury: Non-Compliant Fintechs Won’t Survive the War on Terror

United States Treasury undersecretary Sigal Mandelker stated that cryptocurrencies could become “the next frontier” in the war on terrorism.
According to a press release published on the U.S. Treasury’s website on Sept. 11, Mandelker made her remarks during the 19th annual international conference on counterterrorism.


Cash is still predominant


While Mandelker admitted that most terrorist organizations still rely on various traditional means of financing such as cash, she also said that she believes crypto could become “the next frontier”:

“Terrorist organizations and their supporters and sympathizers are constantly looking for new ways to raise and transfer funds without detection or tracking by law enforcement.  While most terrorist groups still primarily rely on the traditional financial system and cash to transfer funds, without the appropriate strong safeguards cryptocurrencies could become the next frontier.”

🗞 Cybercriminals Selling Hacked Fiat Money for Bitcoin at 10% of Its Value

There’s now an underground service catering to criminals that lack the skills or nerve to hack into online accounts to steal funds.


According to a September report from security-as-a-service firm Armor, hackers on dark markets are now selling fiat cash for fractions of its worth to avoid the risk of dealing with the money themselves.


Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) research team said in the report:


“There are plenty of hackers willing to simply transfer stolen funds to the bank account or PayPal account of your choice or send you the funds via Western Union.”

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📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 15th💰

The Crypto School win burn 6000TCS.

A pool of 5000 TCS was reserved to be shared with 1000 TCS token holders to start the bi-weekly airdrop.

Publishing a lighter brochure read of the whitepaper.

New Game Release: POKER

“Come join NANO founder Colin LeMahieu in Austin TX for a ‘Beers and Chat’ informal Nano meetup.”

“#Aeternity Universe One #Haeckathon starts on Saturday and guess who will be mentoring the participants?”

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STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yersterday :

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Here is the current chart :

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Today, we had a new bounce from the low around 0.154$. This is validating again this support line and showing that sellers have difficulties to go under this support. It could finish to give a nice opportunity for the buyers to start a nice move on the STEEM. Let’s stay positive and enjoy every little bounce on the STEEM.

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🗞 Daily Crypto News, September, 14th💰

  • Bitcoin Price Indicator May Signal Next Leg Higher ;
  • Square’s Cash App Is Testing a Stock Trading Feature ;
  • 🚀 SteemMonsters Statistics AND Big Datas 🚀 ;
  • Will Blockchain Stop Personal Data Leaks? ;
  • US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups for Cyber Attacks ;
  • 📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 14th💰
  • STEEM Trading Update

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!

🗞 Bitcoin Price Indicator May Signal Next Leg Higher

History looks to be repeating itself in the bitcoin market, as a key indicator’s bullish turn could mark the beginning of the next meteoric price rally.


The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency’s price action seen over the last eight months is very similar to the moves seen in 2015, according to Bitstamp data. For instance, the bitcoin bear market ended near $3,100 in mid-December 2018 and prices built a base below $4,000 in the following three months before breaking into a bull market on April 2.


Notably, the bear market drop ran out of steam two months before the 50- and 10-week moving averages confirmed a bearish crossover (in February 2019).

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🗞 Square’s Cash App Is Testing a Stock Trading Feature

Square’s cryptocurrency-friendly payment app Cash App is reportedly testing a new feature allowing customers to buy and sell stocks.


Expanding Cash App
Citing a source familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported on Sept. 12 that the San Francisco-based startup’s employees began testing the new feature in recent weeks. Once released, it will allow Cash App users to make free stock trades.
Square has reportedly not yet determined the exact date of the new option launch.

🗞 🚀 SteemMonsters Statistics AND Big Datas 🚀

SteemMonsters reached 136,8k visits in July 2019!

N.B: My main sources of datas changed the way they calculated and estimated the datas. Therefore, this report might not be comparable to the previous one. Nevertheless they also adjusted all the past datas to make it comaprable.

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Daily SteemMonsters Traffic

SteemMonsters Daily Traffic kept on improving since the launch to reach close to 10k daily visits in August 2019.

My assumptions for August 2019

  • Total visits to SteemMonsters.com: 136.8k
  • Assumption of Total unique visitors in August: 15-20k
  • Total Daily visitors: 5-6k
  • Assumption of Total Daily Unique visitors: 2.5-3k

SteemMonsters Market Cap is Healthy and at an ALL TIME HIGH !

This is a collective achievement and I would like to congratulate all of us! We need to continue helping @yabapmatt to grow this platform

🗞 Will Blockchain Stop Personal Data Leaks?

If you are one of the 2.4 billion active Facebook users, the probability that your data has been leaked is around 17%, given the recent news of 419 million accounts being exposed. This means that, unless something changes, every sixth active user could lose control over their personal data. Again and again, no matter the government or the company managing personal data or how secure their systems are, personal data leaks happen all the time. But what are the fundamental problems of centralization and how can we rescue our data from criminals, greedy marketers and corrupt governments?


Leaks are inevitable


The last two weeks have brought us tremendous news about leaks. The most recent concerning the aforementioned database of 419 million Facebook accounts was found available to download on the internet and complete with details such as names, phone numbers, gender and country of residence. A while ago, Mastercard officially reported about 90,000 exposed accounts to European Union authorities.

🗞 US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups for Cyber Attacks

The United States Treasury Department announced further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for “North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure.”

Continue to enforce existing U.S. and U.N. sanctions against North Korea


On Sept. 13, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced sanctions against North Korean hacking groups, more specifically the renowned Lazarus group, and two lesser-known entities, Bluenoroff and Andariel. Sigal Mandelker, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence said:

“Treasury is taking action against North Korean hacking groups that have been perpetrating cyber attacks to support illicit weapon and missile programs. […] We will continue to enforce existing U.S. and UN sanctions against North Korea and work with the international community to improve cybersecurity of financial networks.”

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📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 14th💰

2019 Texas Blockchain Summit from 10 AM – 7 PM (CDT).

“Learn about PumaPay – Blockchain payment method and the potential of electronic payment in the economy 4.0”

“Presentation of the Development Strategy of EDC Blockchain and ECRO Place ▪️On September 14, 2019”

“Part of our Cryptour in Africa, we’re coming to Accra

“#Aeternity Universe One #Haeckathon starts on Saturday and guess who will be mentoring the participants?”

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STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yersterday :

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Here is the current chart :

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Today, we continued to test the support line around 0.154$ anf it starts to look good for buyers because sellers canot break this low. The market is becoming more and more nervous and we should have a major move in one of the direction soon.


If the BTC is not massively correcting, we could have a nice surprise on the STEEM because sellers start to have difficulties to continue their drop. In case of a correction on the BTC, we could break that support line but it will be the case of most altcoins.

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🚀 SteemMonsters Statistics AND Big Datas 🚀

Thanks to ALL of you, Steemmonsters (aka Splinterlands) is growing, it does not care about bear/bull markets and is ready for the next Bull Run !

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SteemMonsters reached 136,8k visits in July 2019!

N.B: My main sources of datas changed the way they calculated and estimated the datas. Therefore, this report might not be comparable to the previous one. Nevertheless they also adjusted all the past datas to make it comaprable.

There is an important difference between total visitors to a site and unique ones. In this case the 136.8k include the multiple times a person visited the website.

Therefore, as a good Steemian you probably connect everyday which will make you count for a total of 30 visits.

Therefore, how many “unique users” does SteemMonsters has?

This is a very important question that I will try to answer later on. According to the Beta Analysis from the website I use to compile these datas, it is c.15,03k in August (compared to an average of c.14k over the past 18 months) !

One quick word about the Methodology

  • Datas can come from multiple sources listed in the end of this post
  • These sources get their raw datas from companies working with them and sharing their datas in order to get access to competitor’s ones, browsers add-ons, in-app softwares which allow the Big Data to have a very large panel of users (north of 20mn) in order to statistically have the number of users/visits…
  • I use these raw datas to make excels tables, graphs…

I] Traffic

Daily SteemMonsters Traffic

SteemMonsters Daily Traffic kept on improving since the launch to reach close to 10k daily visits in July 2019.

If we compare to Steemit.com, we can see that there is a lower % of mobile traffic, let’s hope the future app will fix these issues.

Steemmonsters website is ranked 117,437 worldwide (vs 138,310 over the last 6 months).

We can also see that the rank is improving daily.

Google Trends

Google Trend is an Indice based on 100, which means that 100 represents the week when most people searched for “Steem monsters and steemmonsters” on Google.

Google Trends are still very low but there is hope as Bitcoin Google Trend is increasing slowly again, maybe more crypto users joining decentralized platforms?

Bitcoin Google Trend Graph

SteemMonsters Traffic share by country

In the Top 5, the strongest traffic increase came from Bangladesh with +76.5% visits!

Mobile Traffic is low compared as it represents only 21.19% of the total

87.03% of players on Desktop, probably as it is more convenient.

Be Careful with the Number of Visits

Also, remember that if you connect from a different device (home/work computer, mobile phone, tablet) you will count as a “new visitor” on each of these devices.

So as an example, let’s say you connected at home, at work and in the subway. You would represent 3 visits out of these 1mn+ Daily Visits.

II] Marketing Mix

Direct Traffic is once again improving and represents 90,3% of the incoming Traffic. This means, the player base is sticky and addicted but we don’t seem to onboard enough new people.

Organic search is when people research on Google. As the number of quality bloggers on Steemit increase, our content has a higher probability of being listed in Google’s Top results.

Different Channels:

Direct: When you type in you Web browser www.steemit.com
Mail: When you connect to steemit.com through an e-mail link
Referrals: When you connect to steemit.com through a link found on another website (github…)
Social: When you connect to Steemit through a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… page or link
Organic Search: When you type a search term like “Crypto” on Google and you click on one of the following steemit link proposed to you

Traffic Share Evolution since inception of this analysis

You can see the continous improvment of the direct line. This is showing active players and commited ones. You can interpret this growth as the ability for @steemmonsters to grow its number of players and keep them addicted to the game. Congrats !

As a player myself, I can understand why people stick around :D.

Referring Social Pages

Youtube represented 69,8% of all the social platform incoming traffic. Reddit is also a strong source of new visits on the Steemit Platform.

5 most searched terms on Google that lead to Steemmonsters.com

What are Steemians main interests?

Gender Demographics

Age Distribution

III] Steemit website metrics

You feel a bit confused about these 3 metrics? Let me explain.

  • Bounce Rate is the % of people that leave the Website after just navigating on a single Webpage. The lower, the Better
  • Daily Pageviews per Visitor is the average number of pages a visitor opens. The Higher, the Better
  • Daily Time on Site is the full time a visitor spend on the website before closing the internet Webpage. The Higher the Better

Bounce rate is particularly low which is probably linked to the fact that most traffic is direct, meaning loyal users mak the biggest chunk of the traffic and they come to do their daily quest / tournament.

My assumptions for August 2019

  • Total visits to SteemMonsters.com: 136.8k
  • Assumption of Total unique visitors in August: 15-20k
  • Total Daily visitors: 5-6k
  • Assumption of Total Daily Unique visitors: 2.5-3k

SteemMonsters Market Cap is Healthy and at an ALL TIME HIGH !

This is a collective achievement and I would like to congratulate all of us! We need to continue helping @yabapmatt to grow this platform

This monthly report makes me very optimistic about @steemmonsters future !

Next BigData Analysis coming on @drugwars, different social Steem apps and other cool projects !

Sources: Alexa, SimilarWeb, Google Trends…

🗞 Daily Crypto News, September, 13th💰

  • CME Seeks to Double Monthly Bitcoin Futures Open Position Limit to 10K BTC ;
  • Facebook’s Crypto Launching in H2 2020, Says Libra Association Chief ;
  • $2 Billion Lost in Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hack Can Be Recovered, Lawyer Claims;
  • Ethereum Classic Successfully Executes ‘Atlantis’ Hard Fork ;
  • Ripple CEO to CNN: ‘We Are the Most Interested Party’ in XRP’s Success ;
  • 📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 13th💰
  • STEEM Trading Update

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!

🗞 CME Seeks to Double Monthly Bitcoin Futures Open Position Limit to 10K BTC

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) wants to let bitcoin futures traders hold a greater number of open positions at one time.


CME announced its intention to increase in the so-called spot month position limit for its bitcoin futures contracts in a letter to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Thursday.


The limit would jump from 1,000 contracts per spot month to 2,000 for any single investor. Since each contract is for five bitcoin, the change means a trader’s maximum exposure would double from 5,000 bitcoin (worth about $50 million at current prices) to 2,000 contracts (10,000 bitcoin, or $100 million).


To be sure, few traders if any holding that many open positions right now, given that the exchange saw the number of open interest contracts reach an all-time high around 6,100 in July.

🗞 Facebook’s Crypto Launching in H2 2020, Says Libra Association Chief

The head of the nonprofit organization behind Facebook’s Libra digital currency has said the company is committed to launching it and clearing regulatory hurdles.


Perez: “We don’t want to be like BlackRock”


In an interview with French news magazine Les Echos on Sept. 12, Bertrand Perez, director general of the Libra Association, said the token should appear in the second half of 2020. 


The comments came the day France’s economy and finance minister said the country would refuse to allow Libra to operate within its borders. 


As Cointelegraph reported, concerns over financial stability fuelled the resentment, with Bruno Le Maire appearing to wish to shape a hostile European Union policy towards Libra. 


According to Perez, however, Facebook does not wish to create new supplies of money via the token. He drew comparisons to BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, saying the social media giant did not want to compete in that market.


“We don’t want to become a new BlackRock,” he told Les Echos, continuing:
“That’s why these concerns about the destabilizing effect our reserve currency could have on central banks’ fiat currencies — which figure in our basket — seem unfounded to

🗞 $2 Billion Lost in Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hack Can Be Recovered, Lawyer Claims

The Takeaway:


Moscow-based law firm ZP Legal claims to have identified Russian nationals who received bitcoin stolen in the 2014 hack of Mt Gox.


Local law enforcement is investigating Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of the defunct exchange BTC-e.


ZP Legal says Mt Gox creditors who come forward as potential BTC-e victims may help Russian authorities establish a connection between the exchanges.


To cut a deal with law enforcement, those who benefited from the Mt Gox hack might offer to return funds to the exchange’s creditors, the law firm reckons.

🗞 Ethereum Classic Successfully Executes ‘Atlantis’ Hard Fork

Ethereum classic has successfully enacted a system-wide software upgrade as part of a bid to increase its interoperability with ethereum, the blockchain that split off from its codebase in 2016


Dubbed “Atlantis,” the hard fork requires all software users to upgrade their clients in order to stay within the rules of the network. According to a release by ethereum classic startup Ethereum Classic Labs, 10 Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) were included in Atlantis to improve stability and performance and add opcodes, precompiled contracts, zk-SNARKs and enhanced security.


“And we are on Atlantis. Congratulations, everyone,” said hard fork coordinator Afri Schoedon during a public call, while ETC Cooperative director of developer relations Yaz Khoury said on Twitter that this fork saw “one of the longest debates to reach consensus along with a lot of the immutability politics.”

He added:


“Learned a lot about the beauty of decentralization and a distributed community.”

🗞 Ripple CEO to CNN: ‘We Are the Most Interested Party’ in XRP’s Success

Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse rejects accusations that his company manipulates XRP price in an interview today with CNN anchor Julia Chatterley. 

On Sept. 12, CNN’s Julia Chatterley started the interview with Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse by saying that CNN has been looking at ways cryptocurrencies can be a force for good, before progressing to discussion of whether Ripple is actively dumping XRP on the market, as some in the XRP community have alleged. 

XRP community is threatening a ‘takeover’

The First Move anchor Chatterley asked the Ripple’s CEO about the recent news that the XRP community has been threatening with a ‘takeover’, i.e. a hard fork if Ripple executives keep on dumping XRP on the market and how much ownership Ripple itself has over XRP. Garlinghouse responded by saying:

“In the XRP community, Ripple is the largest owner, and we are the most interested party in the success of the XRP ecosystem

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📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 13th💰

Shanghai Art Fair from September 13 – 15 at Shanghai Mart and Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing (CISP).

PublicBlockchain Workshop from 9:30 – 11:30 with VeChain CEO.

“Empowering Blockchain Summit will bring major companies, founders, developers, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate ….”

New Website launch

” Tune in on Thursday, 8PM (UTC+8) for NEO Live, your exclusive chance to chat with our project leaders and discover…”

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STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yersterday :

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Here is the current chart :

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So today, we tested the support line created by the Low on the STEEM but till now, the sellers have not been able to break it. This support looks quiet strong but we have been helped also by the bounce on the BTC. Anyway, let’s stay positive and see if a bounce could start from that support line to take some distance from it…

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Esports & Gaming News

Video game loot boxes should be classed as gambling, says Commons (The Guardian)

  • A House of Commons committee has advised that loot boxes should be regulated as gambling and banned for children.
  • The recommendation features as part of the DCMS report on immersive and addictive technologies and states that games featuring loot boxes that are paid for with real money (as opposed to earned as in-game rewards) should be marked as containing gambling and age-rated accordingly.
  • The report also touched on the concerning rise of deepfake videos, urging the government to include them as part of the duty of care principles for social media firms laid out in the online harms white paper.

Analysis and Comments

  • The most obviously impacted franchise would be EA’s FIFA, as Ultimate Team would presumably be captured by this proposal.
  • While not a helpful line for the broader industry, the regulatory overhang regarding loot boxes is not really news. Loot boxes are already banned in Belgium, which has resulted in several games being pulled from the market (as the only alternative would have been to obtain a gambling license).
  • In this case, the effectiveness of the measures will presumably be determined by their enforcement, as the rules could be easily flouted if parents or other adults allow their bank details to be used for under 18 year olds to purchase these type of features.
  • The country’s gaming trade body (UK Interactive Entertainment) said they would review the recommendations and “consult with the industry on how we demonstrate further our commitment to player safety – especially concerning minors and vulnerable people”. The government said it “will consider the committee’s report carefully before responding”.

Overwatch League, Nielsen Release AMA Viewership Data (The Esports Observer)

  • After entering a deal in April 2018, Activision Blizzard and Nielsen have now released viewership figures (average-minute-audience) on the Overwatch League (OWL) for the first time.
  • The data compares digital streams last year vs. digital streams and linear broadcast this year, showing that the OWL averaged 313k viewers globally and 95k in the US, an annual increase of 18% and 34% increase, respectively.
  • Notably, the median age of OWL is 24, which according to Nielsen data is far younger than the other leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, the PGA Tour, and college football and basketball) which underscores the reach/impact esports have with younger demographics.

Analysis and Comments

  • The viewership figures are the most important metric when assessing an esport’s success; however, because companies and the media often provide different types of viewership figures with poor context, it is often unclear what thesenumbers actually mean.
  • As a result, streaming viewership is still often difficult to compare with traditional TV ratings, and previous attempts to do so have inflated the success of esports in problematic ways.
  • Activision Blizzard’s partnership with Nielsen is a big step in the right direction in establishing more usable and consistent metrics that will help better inform investors’ decisions (and will give them more confidence in the data).
  • Nielsen has been steadily growing its presence in the space and signed a deal with Riot Games earlier this year to measure League of Legends’ esports viewership – something we view as an exciting development as League is the world’s largest esport and has recently started introducing the franchise model to its national leagues as well.