? 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).

Weekly chart

? 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.

I] Traffic

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.  

? Daily Crypto News, September, 12th?

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

? Binance US Plans to Begin Onboarding Customers Next Week

The largest crypto exchange by volume is making its U.S. debut next week.


Binance.US said today that the platform will open registration and deposits on September 18. According to a company blog posting, the launch will initiate a rollout of multiple Binance products across the U.S.


After registration, six cryptocurrencies will be available for deposits including bitcoin, ethereum, XRP, bitcoin cash, litecoin, and tether.


Trading will commence later at an undisclosed date.


Based out of San Francisco, Binance.US was announced earlier this year. Residing officially in Malta, Binance has physical locations in Jersey, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Uganda.

?CoinDesk LIVE from Invest: Asia in Singapore

Join us live from the show floor at Invest: Asia, our premier crypto global investment event.


For the next two days we’ll be talking to folks like Jocelyn Chang of MakerDAO, Jeremy Allaire of Circle, and Benjamin Soong of Ledger. You’ll be able to chat with us on YouTube, ask questions and interact with our guests as we explore the booming Asian markets.

Day 1

Day 2

? Akon explaining LIVE on radio why he believes in Bitcoin ! Impressed by his understanding of Bitcoin ?

Akon, the famous rapper was live on a radio station and explain basis of monetary policies and advertised Bitcoin.


He explained why BTC is as valuable if not more than USD ? because people give it value. He goes on to say Bitcoin is backed by the people whereas USD is backed by military and the government.

? Ethereum Co-Founder Joe Lubin Joins Hyperledger Board

Joseph Lubin, co-founder of ethereum, is to join the governing board of the Linux Foundation-led blockchain consortium Hyperledger.


The move comes as ConsenSys, the ethereum development startup founded by Lubin, becomes the latest Hyperledger premier member, ConsenSys announced on Wednesday.


ConsenSys said it will work as part of the group to explore interoperability between blockchains, as well as to promote standards to support “enterprise-grade blockchain environments.”


ConsenSys’ PegaSys protocol engineering group recently submitted its ethereum client, formerly known as Pantheon, to the group as the Hyperledger Besu project. Besu, aimed to provide a platform for “open development and deployment,” marks the first public blockchain-compatible submission to Hyperledger, the firm said.


According to Lubin:
“PegaSys and ConsenSys have been committed to open source software and submitting Hyperledger Besu to Hyperledger demonstrates that commitment. Public networks with tens of thousands of nodes are most appropriate in a world in which we will see the tokenization of many types of assets and resources.”

? BNY Mellon to Act as Transfer Agent for Bitwise’s Proposed Bitcoin ETF

Bank of New York Mellon has been appointed to serve as transfer agent and administrator of  Bitwise Asset Management’s proposed Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). 


Bitwise amended the S-1 form that it submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sept. 11. The amendment also lists major accounting firm Cohen & Company as auditor, while Boston-based legal firm Foreside Fund Services is listed as the Bitcoin ETF’s marketing agent. 


Whether any of the aforementioned firms will act in their appointed regard depends on an eventual decision to allow the listing by U.S. financial regulators.

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? Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 12th?

Hubii announces partnership with Microsoft at Microsoft’s upcoming blockchain event, ‘Microsoft and Hubii Blockchain in practice’.

“The Holochain team wants to share an extraordinary announcement with all of you. And because of this, we are organizing a surprise party! ”

Thursday, Sept 12th @ 6PM UTC (2PM EST).

Copper V3.6.0 Release

“Join the community, meet IOTA’s team and be the first to see IOTA’s PoCs.”

” 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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Little bit earlier in the day, we almost tested the low around 0.155$. It was expected and predicted in my previous post so no drama. I think we could stay upper than this support line but we need to be carefull about the BTC because if the 10k$ is broken, we could see a new acceleration in the drop. and it will be the same on the STEEM.

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? Daily Crypto News, September, 11th?

  • Survey: 40% of Millennials Look to Crypto in the Event of Recession ;
  • CoinDesk LIVE from Invest: Asia in Singapore ;
  • Coinbase May Soon Launch an Initial Exchange Offering Platform ;
  • Libra Association Seeks Swiss Payments License for Facebook’s Crypto ;
  • Powerful New Ethereum Miner Reaches Final Stage Before Mass Production ;
  • ? Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 11th?
  • STEEM Trading Update

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

? Survey: 40% of Millennials Look to Crypto in the Event of Recession

New data suggests 40% of millennials would prefer to invest in crypto assets in the event of a recession.


In a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10, multi-asset investment platform and social network eToro cited a survey on generational investment conducted from July 18 to July 31 among 1,000 online investors in the United States. Respondents aged between 20 and 65 years represented Generation Z, millennials, and Generation X.


The survey found that more than two-thirds of U.S.-based investors are afraid of a recession, and would consider converting part of their stock portfolios to safer investments or hedge with crypto assets, commodities or real estate.

Millennials favor crypto assets


Among survey participants, 40% of millennials said that they would prefer to invest in crypto assets if a recession occurs, while 50% of Gen Z said they would choose real estate. As for Gen X, 38% said that they would hedge with commodities. Guy Hirsch, managing director of eToro U.S., said:


“We believe that if a recession were to occur, we’d see shrinking stock portfolios and growth in other asset classes like crypto, as well as new fractional ownership models. Historically, these investment opportunities have been limited to high net worth and institutional investors, but innovation is unlocking these opportunities for everyday investors and clearly, these results indicate that the demand is there.”

?CoinDesk LIVE from Invest: Asia in Singapore

Join us live from the show floor at Invest: Asia, our premier crypto global investment event.


For the next two days we’ll be talking to folks like Jocelyn Chang of MakerDAO, Jeremy Allaire of Circle, and Benjamin Soong of Ledger. You’ll be able to chat with us on YouTube, ask questions and interact with our guests as we explore the booming Asian markets.

? Coinbase May Soon Launch an Initial Exchange Offering Platform

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase may soon issue a proprietary exchange token, according to Coinbase’s head of institutional sales in Asia, Kayvon Pirestani.


Speaking on a panel Wednesday about the evolution of cryptocurrency capital formation at CoinDesk’s Invest: Asia conference, Pirestani said an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform is one of several capital-formation tools currently being explored by Coinbase.


“We think there’s a really interesting opportunity there for Coinbase,” said Pirestani, adding:
“In a nutshell, Coinbase is carefully exploring not only the IEO space but also STOs [security token offerings]. But I can’t make any formal announcements right now.”

? Libra Association Seeks Swiss Payments License for Facebook’s Crypto

Facebook is seeking a payment system license under Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for its planned stablecoin project, Reuters reported on Sept. 11. 


“Regulated, low-friction, high-security” blockchain payments


In an official statement today, the Switzerland-registered Libra Association — a not-for-profit membership organization established to govern the Libra network — explained its choice to coordinate a regulatory framework with the Swiss watchdog:


“Switzerland offers a pathway for responsible financial services innovation harmonized with global financial norms and strong oversight. We are engaging in constructive dialogue with FINMA and are encouraged to see a feasible pathway for an open-source blockchain network to become a regulated, low-friction, high-security payment system.”

? Powerful New Ethereum Miner Reaches Final Stage Before Mass Production

FAfter a nine-month delay and $3.8 million of investment, an upstart manufacturer is ready to produce its first batch of powerful new machines for mining cryptocurrencies ethereum and ethereum classic.


Linzhi, based in Shenzen, China, said Wednesday it had ordered 37 wafers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the main parts that will allow it to build about 200 application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) miners.
These sample units will test whether the machines can mine as efficiently as they are designed to do using ethash, the proof-of-work algorithm used on ethereum and ethereum classic.resh data from the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has revealed that as of April 2019, the value of yen-denominated Bitcoin (BTC) holdings has outstripped those in XRP on domestic exchanges. 


As Cointelegraph Japan reported on Sept. 10, the surge in the value of exchanges’ Bitcoin holdings coincides with the beginning of Bitcoin’s 2019 bullish uptrend, which saw the top cryptocurrency hit close to $14,000 by late June. 

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? Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 11th?

“CloakCoin competition : solve the CloakCoin ENIGMA transaction.”

DeFi Summit from September 10 – 11 at Imperial College in London.

Golem September AMA on Reddit at 6 PM CEST.

Expected start of expansive online Tael cryptocurrency-focused advertisement campaign.

“BEAM Ukraine: Privacy&Coffee”

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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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We are testing the support line at 0.164$ that I was explaining you yesterday. I don’t think that this support will stay alive if the BTC breaks the 10k$. We could go test directly our lows around 0.155$ if it was the case. Let’s hope buyers will be there in waiting mode and will avoid that we break it.

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Patients seem willing, but few taking part in telehealth, poll finds

Patients seem willing, but few taking part in telehealth, poll finds (HealthcareDive)

  • According to a survey from Telehealth vendor American Well, 66% of consumers are willing to try telehealth, but only 8% have actually done it and 17% of those interested in virtual care were unsure whether the service was covered by their insurance.
  • Another study (from health system Intermountain Healthcare) found that only 20% of people had heard of telehealth, which American Well called “a tremendous opportunity”.
  • Additionally, two thirds of Americans are using devices that help them monitor their personal health and 50% use health apps.

Berenberg view

  • Telehealth is clearly increasing in popularity – the number of physicians reporting telemedicine as a skill rose 20% per year over the past three years according to a study from professional medical network Doximity – with younger generations the most likely to make use of the new virtual care services (surprise).
  • According to a 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), virtually conducted doctor-patient visits increased by 261% yearly between 2015 and 2017.  
  • However, the article also highlights the well-known gap between people saying they are willing to try something new and people actually then trying it – as well as the continued efforts required in consumer education.
  • The two key groups telemedicine providers have to convince are mothers (since they still handle the majority of their childrens’ doctor visits) and seniors (a tricky one, given the inherent reluctance to use the tech, but a lucrative and growing market which could probably be accessed by targeting the younger relatives who look after their care rather than the seniors themselves).

Teladoc: a specialized telemedicine company

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? Daily Crypto News, September, 10th?

  • Stellar to Airdrop 2 Billion XLM Crypto Tokens Worth $120 Million ;
  • Decentralized Brave Browser Tops Chrome in Google Play Rankings in Japan ;
  • IBM Now Holds 6 of 11 Seats on Hyperledger Blockchain Steering Board ;
  • VanEck’s New Bitcoin Trust Assets Total Just $41K in First Week ;
  • Japan: Bitcoin Surpasses XRP in Yen-Denominated Crypto Holdings ;
  • ? Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 10th?
  • STEEM Trading Update

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

? Stellar to Airdrop 2 Billion XLM Crypto Tokens Worth $120 Million

Chat with your friends – and get paid to do it.


The Stellar Development Foundation and messaging service Keybase announced Monday a 2 billion XLM airdrop, the largest in Stellar’s five-year history, worth roughly $120 million. Over the next 20 months, Keybase users can expect monthly airdrops of 100 million XLM.


Keybase currently has 300,000 active users across its various services, according to the company.
“All you have to do is have an authenticated Keybase account, and your XLM will appear in your wallet – automatically, every month, for as long as the airdrop continues,” according to a draft blog post shared with CoinDesk.

?Decentralized Brave Browser Tops Chrome in Google Play Rankings in Japan

The popularity of the decentralized blockchain-enabled web browser Brave continues to grow as it has outranked other browsers in Google Play rankings in Japan.


Brave beats rival browsers


According to a Reddit post on Sept. 8, this is the first time that the privacy-focused Brave browser has overtaken its rival browsers such as Firefox, Opera and Chrome in Japan. The most recent ranking data from Google Play shows that Brave sits comfortably at number 10 on the list, while its closest competitor Firefox lags behind, occupying 14th place.


A Google Play ranking is determined by how well apps perform against several key metrics such as crash rates, app-not-responding rates, excessive WiFi, location or processing in the background. 

? IBM Now Holds 6 of 11 Seats on Hyperledger Blockchain Steering Board

IBM has doubled the number of its employees on the technical steering committee (TSC) of Hyperledger, stoking concerns about the tech giant’s influence on the enterprise blockchain consortium.


Six out of the 11 2019-2020 TSC members announced last week are IBM employees. Five work at Big Blue itself and one, Mark Wagner, is a senior principal engineer at Red Hat, an IBM subsidiary. By comparison, the previous year’s TSC had only two IBM representatives and the same number of total seats (Wagner served on the committee, but IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat did not close until July 2019).


The new committee will begin governing after the new TSC chair is elected next week.

? VanEck’s New Bitcoin Trust Assets Total Just $41K in First Week

Investment management firm VanEck has issued just 4 bitcoins (BTC) via its new trust focused on institutional investors. 
VanEck: one week, one Bitcoin basket


Data from the company, spotted by economist and cryptocurrency commentator Alex Krüger on Sept. 10, showed that since its launch at the start of the month, VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust 144A Shares total net assets are only $41,400.


The product, which caused a buzz after VanEck described it as being akin to an exchange-traded fund (ETF), caters strictly to so-called qualified institutional buyers, or QIBs.


“VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust 144A Shares… looks and feels like a traditional ETF,” its official description reads.

? Japan: Bitcoin Surpasses XRP in Yen-Denominated Crypto Holdings

Fresh data from the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has revealed that as of April 2019, the value of yen-denominated Bitcoin (BTC) holdings has outstripped those in XRP on domestic exchanges. 


As Cointelegraph Japan reported on Sept. 10, the surge in the value of exchanges’ Bitcoin holdings coincides with the beginning of Bitcoin’s 2019 bullish uptrend, which saw the top cryptocurrency hit close to $14,000 by late June. 

More XRP is being accumulated, but value declining

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? Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 10th?

“We are happy to share with the community our dApp Testnet release on September 10th.”

David Atkinson at The Blockchain Centre at 7:00 PM in Singapore.

“At 1pm UTC on 10 September CEO @HMsheikh4 will be answering questions on @coin98_net’s Facebook page.”

“Gathering the key players in the blockchain space in town to discuss adoption, decentralized applications & financial systems”

Perth Meetup

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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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The zone around 0.165$-0.164$ starts to be a support zone and even we tried to break it several times, it looks like that the sellers have difficulties to go lower. We have the see what will be the results in the coming hours as we are just sitting on it but a UP bounce from that zone is possible.

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? Daily Crypto News, September, 9th?

  • Crypto Exchange Binance.US to Launch ‘in the Coming Weeks’ ;
  • What (Most) Bitcoiners Love About Austrian Economics ;
  • Crypto and the Latency Arms Race: Towards Speed Bumps and OTC Trading ;
  • World’s ‘First’ Blockchain Smartphone to Become Available in New Market ;
  • Bitcoin Price: Will Another Drop Below $10K Open the Door to $8.5K? ;
  • ? Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 9th?
  • STEEM Trading Update

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

? Crypto Exchange Binance.US to Launch ‘in the Coming Weeks’

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s United States-based branch Binance.US will launch in the coming weeks, preceded by Know Your Customer (KYC) registration a few days earlier.


According to a Medium post published by Binance.US on Sept. 6, while the launch of the trading platform itself is expected in the following weeks, KYC onboarding will start a few days earlier. The aim of this is to ensure that users will have time to verify their accounts and deposit their funds.

?What (Most) Bitcoiners Love About Austrian Economics

Bitcoin is an innovative amalgamation of pre-existing technologies and the creation of new ones that has lead to an entirely new form of money. However, for many, the support for the world’s first digital currency is based primarily on ideological preferences.


In this article, you will discover why a significant amount of Bitcoiners also love Austrian Economics.


What is Austrian Economics?
Austrian Economics is a school of thought that originated in Vienna, Austria. Though influenced by works from earlier times, the work considered to be the foundation of this economic school of thought is Carl Menger’s 1871 book ‘Principles of Economics.’ In 1949, another notable name within the Austrian school, Ludwig Mises, published the book ‘Nationalokonomie,’ which provides an overview of the principles governing the economists who identify under this label.

At the time of its publication, Mises’s book was received unfavorably by other leading economists who had already made a turn towards Keynesian economics, following the devastating effects of the world wars. Austrian Economics was losing the ideological war, with Keynesian Economics significantly influencing global economics especially after the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was created. The IMF played a major role in the global post-war monetary system, establishing gold and the dollar as the standard and greatly influencing the U.S.’s position in global politics.

? Crypto and the Latency Arms Race: Towards Speed Bumps and OTC Trading

Matthew Trudeau, chief strategy officer of ErisX, offered a thoughtful response last month to a CoinDesk article about high-frequency trading in crypto. In short, CoinDesk reported that features linked to high-frequency trading in conventional markets were making an entry on crypto exchanges and that this might be bad news for retail investors.


While I agree with Trudeau that, in general, “automated market making and arbitrage strategies create greater efficiency in the market,” I disagree with his assertion that applying the conventional markets’ microstructure blueprint will improve liquidity in crypto.


I will explain below that, pushed to their limit, the benefits of speed brought about by electronification actually impair market liquidity as they morph into latency arbitrage. It is inevitable that crypto markets become much faster, but there is a significant risk that some exchanges overshoot and end up hurting their customer base, re-learning the lessons of the conventional latency wars a little too late. Those who do will lose market share to electronic OTC liquidity providers and alternative microstructures, which I will present in this introductory post.


? World’s ‘First’ Blockchain Smartphone to Become Available in New Market

Finney, the world’s purportedly first blockchain-enabled smartphone, will soon be available for purchase in Bangladesh.
According to a report by local newspaper The Daily Star on Sept. 9, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory

Commission approved the phone for import in August and it will be available on the Bangladeshi market in October.


Mobile Phones in Bangladesh
Finney’s launch in Bangladesh comes amid a trend of growing smartphone ownership in the country. According to a 2018 report from global research firm GSMA Intelligence, by 2025, 75% of the population (138 million) will have smartphones, while 41% (73 million) will be mobile internet subscribers.

Per GSMA, the increasingly urbanized population has been buying more smartphones as cheaper devices come to market, and in this regard, Finney’s price is more comparable with high-end phones available in Bangladesh. Finney debuted last year with a cost of $999, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 is available on local phone market MobileDokan for 74,900 taka ($894). 

? Bitcoin Price: Will Another Drop Below $10K Open the Door to $8.5K?

Last Friday Bitcoin (BTC) price marched within just a few dollars reach of $11,000 and it seemed that the weekend would be a bullish one. The top digital asset was on the verge of leaping over the descending trendline of the massive wedge. A mysterious $1 billion Bitcoin transfer spotted by Whale Alert had some speculating that a whale or an institutional investor was moving funds into Bakkt’s custody service. 


Shortly after topping out at $10,938, Bitcoin sharply reversed course and traders were left to speculate whether Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s Bitcoin comments put a damper of the bullish price action. Or perhaps the advent of Bakkt’s (physically delivered) Bitcoin futures contracts was repeating the CBOE/CME Bitcoin futures product that launched to much hype right at the peak of the 2017 monster rally. 


Let’s take a look at the current price action and see if we can determine what Bitcoin is up to.


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? Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 9th?

VEX (VEX/KRW, VEX/USDT) trading pairs. Deposits starting from Monday, 15:00 KST. Available for trading from Wednesday, 15:00 KST.

“Eager to learn more about @ConfluxChain & our partnership? Join our AMA with them on Sep.9 at 4pm (GMT+7)”

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

“Our new fee structure begins September 9th, and offers fee reductions for holding as little as 50 MTL…”

“On 9th September, Zilliqa and @Infinito_Ltd look forward to hosting a joint AMA .”

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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 as expected and predicted yesterday, we didn’t go test the 0.18$ before that the drop came back. We should go now in the direction of the lows on the STEEM. It is possible that we move in range between 0.18$ and 0.155$ before a break out in one direction. Let’s hope it won’t be a new drop and so a new low…

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Ethical Stock Investment To Launch On New York Stock Exchange

Ethical Stock Investment To Launch On New York Stock Exchange (PlantbasedNews)

  • Beyond Investing is launching the US Vegan Climate Exchange Traded Fund (VGN ETF) on the New York Stock Exchange on September 10th.
  • The ETF is targeted at vegans looking for climate-conscious investments and is constructed by taking “the Solactive US Large Cap index (a proxy for the S&P 500 Index) and [excluding] any stocks whose activities are incompatible with a vegan and climate-conscious approach to investing, replacing damaging stocks with midcap alternatives that meet its ethical criteria.”

Analysis and Comments

  • Flows to ESG and sustainability-focused funds have spiked this year, as investors continue to focus on the investment opportunities that address issues such as climate change, (plastics) pollution, or gender pay disparities.
  • Therefore, you should expect to see continued growth in the number of investment instruments focused on these issues, particularly as worries around uncompetitive “stranded assets” intensify.