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Huobi Global to Phase Out US Customers: Crypto Crackdown

Huobi Global to Phase Out U.S. Customers: Crypto Crackdown

Large Crypto Exchange to Drop American Clients

Revealed in a blog post published on November 3rd, Huobi Global, a popular crypto exchange that has reported some $1 billion worth of volume over the past 24 hours, will be pulling out of the U.S. market. Huobi will purportedly do so by “gradually disabling the accounts of U.S. users from further trading or transferring.” By November 13th, all U.S. accounts will be frozen, meaning that American crypto traders should withdraw all funds and close all margin positions in the time until then.

Explaining the rationale behind this decision, Huobi cited “the laws and regulations of the United States with respect to crypto assets,” which it claimed it needs to strictly comply by.

It is important to note that Huobi isn’t completing stranding its U.S. clientele. The Chinese upstart has a “strategic partner” for the U.S. market, HBUS, which has and can service American crypto traders. HBUS is Huobi’s version of Binance.US.

Huobi’s decision to start moving away from servicing American clients comes as there has been an exodus of other crypto exchanges and markets from the U.S. Over the past few months, we’ve seen Bittrex delist an array of altcoins in fear of SEC action, Binance restrict access to its flagship platform in the U.S. while launching an alternative platform, and altcoin-centric Poloniex stop servicing customers entirely.

And while the cryptocurrency market in the U.S. isn’t “dead” per se because of this exodus, with much of this space’s firms having offices or headquarters in places like Silicon Valley or New York, the regulatory uncertainty around exchanges and altcoins likely isn’t doing anything to help the development of the industry.

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U.S. Politicians Call for Clarity

Sentiment in Washington, D.C. seems to be largely against the cryptocurrency space, especially considering the grilling that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has had to sit through. Yet, there are some politicians on the Hill that are supportive of the adoption of blockchain technologies and related innovations.

One of these is Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson, who recently wrote on Twitter to celebrate Bitcoin’s 11th birthday that “It’s time the US harnesses this potential and establishes a framework for American blockchain innovators.”

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

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Will 2020 Be the Year of Kinesis?

Will 2020 Be the Year of Kinesis?


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2019 has been a difficult year for traders of every persuasion. Whilst global stock exchanges have hit record highs, the forex exchanges have not fared so well. The British Pound has suffered over Brexit, the Euro hit 2-year lows as recession fears mount and the US Dollar is at the same level it was in May 2017. The global economic slowdown seems to be in full swing with recessions ahead for the world’s largest economies.

Meanwhile, after enjoying a year of consolidation in 2018, this year has been a volatile rollercoaster for cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin (BTC) seemingly unable to break the $8,000 barrier.

So, what is the answer? Commodities? Gold has seen a steady enough climb from September 2018 $1215 price to be $1510 today. The fragility and volatility of Oil were exposed by the Iranian drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil processing plant.

Is Kinesis the Solution?

One possible solution that is gaining traction amongst investors is Kinesis. After going live in September, Kinesis currencies appear to be filling a void in investment portfolios.

Based 1:1 on allocated silver and gold, the Kinesis monetary system is designed to bring back precious metals as an everyday currency. Comprising of a blockchain-powered exchange, marketplace and a financial network, Kinesis offers a viable solution to crypto volatility whilst offering the upward stability of precious metals.

Whilst there have been many false dawns in the age of crypto, the fact that the kinesis currencies are tied to actual physical gold and silver, stored cheaply at multiple locations around the world, bodes well for the future of Kinesis. In the world of crypto, stability equals longevity and they don’t come more trusted and stable than precious metals, so often the safe haven for investors for centuries.

The ready-to-use kinesis financial network includes a debit card which is available to use at more than 46 million locations worldwide. The ability to spend your digitalized gold and silver so easily, made possible via the established Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX), makes Kinesis an attractive option for crypto enthusiasts.

Kinesis, 7 years in development and backed by an experienced and knowledgeable team, is making the right kind of waves. Having already secured partnerships with top hardware providers like CoolBitX, Kinesis looks to be an interesting and viable option for investors and crypto enthusiasts. 2020 looks set to become the year of Kinesis.

Original article posted on the DailyInvestNews.com site, by Ben Myers.

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Bitcoin BTC Price May See 13 Drop Here’s Why

Bitcoin (BTC) Price May See 13% Drop; Here’s Why

Bitcoin (BTC) took an absolute beating on Wednesday. For those who missed the memo, the cryptocurrency saw a 10% drop within an hour or two, plunging under the key level of $7,700 for the first time in around five months. This dramatic move came after countless analysts expected volatility to hit markets, citing the Bollinger Band amongst other indicators.

While the pain has hit traders hard already, leading analysts are expecting for Bitcoin to continue falling. Here’s why.

Bearish Bitcoin Factors

Speaking to CNBC in the wake of the recent $600 plunge, Mike Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital and a Wall Street veteran, said that he expects the leading cryptocurrency to fall further in the coming days. He claimed that there be another leg of selling pressure that will take Bitcoin down by at least 13% to $6,500. Novogratz added that for this move to be negated, there will need to be “new energy” that wrests Bitcoin back above $8,000.

He backed this prediction by looking to the “bunch of negative things that have happened recently,” specifically citing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to stop Telegram from launching its crypto asset. Other bearish fundamental trends include Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in Congress, the SEC’s decisions to make a case against other startups, and the fact that institutions have yet to really delve into the crypto markets.

It is important to note that it isn’t all bearish fundamentals for Bitcoin. CoinMetrics, a top cryptocurrency analytics firm, recently observed that Bitcoin’s implied 24-hour hash rate hit 115 exahashes per second, which is a metric that is seven to eight times higher now than it was during the peak of 2017’s bull run to $20,000.

Also, the Federal Reserve has continued to inject billions into the repo markets, which many see as a sign of impending collapse or at least troubles for the fiat financial system.

Why the Mid-$6,000s?

Novogratz isn’t the only one eyeing $6,500.

In a recent analysis, prominent analyst Dave the Wave, who has been short-term bearish for months now (and essentially called the recent downturn), said that Bitcoin is likely to fall further. This move lower, he claimed citing a geometric/fractal analysis of the last market cycle and the current, will end with Bitcoin bottoming in mid-November — just three weeks away.

In terms of the price at which the cryptocurrency will bottom, Dave’s ideal target is $6,700, which is where there exists a confluence of technical levels: the 0.5 Fibonacci Retracement of the $3,200 to $14,000 move, the bottom of a descending channel, amongst other important levels.

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

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Want to Win 100000 in Bitcoin by Eating Pizza? Here’s Your Shot

Want to Win $100,000 in Bitcoin by Eating Pizza? Here’s Your Shot

Pizza: A Bitcoin Staple

Pizza has long been an integral staple of the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry.

Back when Bitcoin was trading for literal cents, a computer programmer famously made the first real-life purchase with BTC, using 10,000 precious (then effectively worthless, as the market for them was so nascent) coins to purchase two pizzas from a user on BitcoinTalk, who ordered him Papa John’s. While 10,000 BTC was then chump change (then $40) for the programmer, Laszlo Hanyecz, that same sum of cryptocurrency is now worth some $100 million. Youch.

The trend of Bitcoin and pizza has continued years later. Earlier this year, Bitcoin payments upstart Fold recently released a fun portal based on the Lightning Network. Fittingly dubbed Lightning Pizza, it allowed consumers to purchase Domino’s with Lightning transactions, which are near-instant, effectively free, and (eventually) secured on-chain. Fold’s product lead, Will Reeves, told CoinDesk the following about his company’s newest venture:

“We’re trying to make bitcoin fun again and illustrate that lightning is at a point where it is mainstream-ready.”

And the crypto community celebrated.

Want To Win $100,000? First, Go to A Domino’s In France

The pizza motif has continued to make its presence known. As first spotted by Decrypt, the French branch of Domino’s Pizza is giving away $110,000 worth of Euros to celebrate its 30th birthday, giving customers of the chain a chance to win their prize in either fiat or Bitcoin. According to the website for this surprise competition, users will have a chance to enter into the draw from September 4th to October 6th.

The Importance of The Story

While some see the Bitcoin Pizza story as one that should be heeded as a warning not to spend BTC as a medium of exchange, some have begged to differ.

At an event in Los Angeles, Mati Greenspan, a lead analyst and cryptocurrency commentator at retail brokerage eToro, told a crowd that without Laszlo’s unfortunate run-in with pizza, “we likely wouldn’t be where we are today”.

Indeed, Laszlo’s showed the world — or all of BitcoinTalk at the time — that Bitcoin can actually be used as a medium of exchange, especially in a digital context.

While the dream of global payments hasn’t been had yet, with the CEO of Twitter even saying that Bitcoin currently isn’t equipped to become the Internet’s money, solutions like the Lightning Network are well on their way.

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

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JP Morgan Expects US Dollar to Lose Traction: Boon for Bitcoin

JP Morgan Expects U.S. Dollar to Lose Traction: Boon for Bitcoin

Drop USD?

According to JP Morgan, the U.S. Dollar may be on its way out. This may be bullish for Bitcoin.

Jan Nieuwenhuijs, an analyst of gold, recently tweeted out a report from JP Morgan — one of the world’s largest banks. The jaw-dropping report revealed that the famous bank believes that the USD could “become vulnerable to a loss of value relative to a more diversified basket of currencies, including gold”. The bank’s analysts cite the “persistent and rising deficits in the U.S. (in both fiscal and trade.)”

Indeed. Forecasts currently chart America’s fiscal deficit to reach $1 trillion within the next decade. This could result in a relative devaluation against a diversified basket, as the bank writes, and may actually be a catalyst for the U.S. Dollar to start to recede as the world’s reserve currency.

JP Morgan’s harrowing report echoes comments made by Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England — the monetary authority behind the Pound. As reported by Ethereum World News previously, the central banker said that the world is in need of an entirely new monetary and financial system, citing his sentiment that the U.S. Dollar-based system that exists today is quite archaic. In fact, Reuters reports that Carney said the USD is currently playing a “destabilizing” role in the world economy, citing the effects of globalization and trade spats.

He added that with the dollar being the de-facto reserve asset of the world, with USD being a primary settlement tool for international trade and central banks hoarding the currency, “developments in the U.S. economy, by affecting the dollar exchange rate, can have large spillover effects to the rest of the world.”

To Aid Bitcoin

According to Raoul Pal, this next global system will be a boon for Bitcoin and gold. The former head of Goldman Sachs’s hedge funds sales division and current Real Vision CEO explained that this new infrastructure, which will nearly definitely by digital, will act as an on-ramp for the cryptocurrency market.

Indeed, the wide adoption of a digital form of money will acclimate society to transition to Bitcoin and decentralized solutions, especially if governments are encroaching on the privacy and safety of citizens.

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

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Bank of England Admits Crypto is the Future US Dollar to Fall

Bank of England Admits Crypto is the Future, U.S. Dollar to Fall

Crypto is here to stay and the greenback is on its way out. That was the sentiment portrayed by the Bank of England’s Governor, Mark Carney, at the central bank meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday. Crazy, right?

Crypto a Topic at Central Bank Meeting

Over the past few days, the leaders of the world’s economy, the chiefs of and advisors to central banks the world over, have descended in a little town in (the pro-blockchain state) Wyoming, Jackson Hole. Financial media is also in attendance. There, these world monetary leaders are convening to talk about monetary policy and macroeconomic trends. This comes at an important time, as a growing number of Wall Street analysts and retail investors have begun to call for a recession, just as trade wars have raged and central banks have embarked on money printing sprees.

One interesting comment came from Mark Carney of the Bank of England, According to a report from Bloomberg, the leading central banker said that a Libra-like crypto asset has the capacity to replace the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. In other words, he’s saying that a digital asset backed by a diverse range of government assets, including bonds and fiat monies, has the potential to usurp the world’s go-to currency.

While he wasn’t exactly specific with his comment, Carney made it clear that the current system isn’t working in his eyes, saying that “in the longer term, we need to change the game”.

Of course, he didn’t explicitly say that a decentralized crypto asset is the future. But, the sentiment that a digital currency has the ability to literally overtake the world’s economy shouldn’t be taken lightly, even if it was made in reference to something as seemingly centralized as Libra.

t is important to note that if a consortium of central banks do go ahead with a Libra-like project, it is unlikely to be as corporate or decentralized/uncontrollable as Facebook’s David Marcus claims Libra will be.

Not His Only Interesting Comment

That wasn’t his only interesting comment. According to the same Bloomberg report, the U.K. monetary leader also stated that he believes the world is currently seeing “heightened economic policy uncertainty, outright protectionism and concerns that further negative shocks.” If you believe that Bitcoin is a proper store of value or safe haven/hedge, this comment should be seen as bullish for the “orange coin”.

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

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Bitcoin Bleeds Out 6 Falls to 10500: Case for Bounce Growing

Bitcoin Bleeds Out 6%, Falls to $10,500: Case for Bounce Growing

Bitcoin Sheds 6%

Over the past few days, bears have managed to wrest the wheel of the proverbial Bitcoin car from bulls. And since then, this class of investors has been driving BTC off a cliff.

As per the time of writing this article, the cryptocurrency has found itself changing hands for $10,560 apiece, having shed 6% of its value in the past day. Data from Coin360 suggests that Bitcoin is down around 11% in the past week, marking one of the larger weekly losses in this bull market.

This dramatic move lower comes shortly after countless cryptocurrency investors on Twitter were calling for bulls to commence their next leg to the upside. In fact, just the other day, an analyst from Goldman Sachs — the world-renowned investment bank — eyed a “short-term target at $13,971” for BTC. Should the cryptocurrency encounter that level, that would mark a double top, as $14,000 is where Bitcoin reversed in late-June.

The analyst continued, writing that Bitcoin’s potential move to tap $13,971 may be the “first leg of another five-wave count similar to the trend that lasted from December 2018 through June 2019.”

And thus, they advised their clients to buy any retracement from their aforementioned short-term target, barring that BTC “doesn’t retrace further than the $9,084 low.”

BTC Likely to Bounce

While the drop may seem like it has no end in sight, analysts are starting to expect a bounce — at least one in the short term. Analyst Crypto Hamster recently explained that Bitcoin’s recent drop reminds him of BTC’s drop in late-2018 to $3,000 from $6,000. In other words, a bounce may ensue in the coming days.

He explained that structurally, the moves look similar. The legs lower are losing momentum, as marked by declining volumes; the RSI, Stochastic RSI, and MACD histogram hit “extreme lows” and have started to print bullish divergences; the biggest sell volume occurred a while before; sentiment is overly bearish. This may imply Bitcoin could soon see a relief bounce.

That’s not all. The Bitcoin Fear & Greed index has reached the December lows. The indicator, which aims to measure how the market is feeling about BTC’s price action, reads an 11 — “extreme fear”.

According to the makers of Bitcoin Fear & Greed Index, a bounce — a short-term one at least. A description of the index from the website reads:

“The crypto market behavior is very emotional. People tend to get greedy when the market is rising which results in FOMO. Also, people often sell their coins in irrational reaction of seeing red numbers. Extreme fear can be a sign that investors are too worried. That could be a buying opportunity.”

Indeed, the last time the index had such a low reading, Bitcoin bounced higher in the weeks that followed. In fact, when this indicator last flirted in the low 10s, BTC gained 20% in the weeks that followed.

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

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Bitcoin Earning Service Lolli Bags Partnership With Safeway

Bitcoin Earning Service Lolli Bags Partnership With Safeway

Lolli Bags Big Partnership, Helps to Drive Bitcoin Adoption

To most consumers, getting their hands on Bitcoin (BTC) is an arduous task. For those that aren’t so-called “crypto natives”, onboarding onto an exchange that doesn’t carry that same brand name as, say, E*Trade or TD Ameritrade’s Think or Swim may seem risky, especially when you involve passport details and other personal information. But, there have been companies trying to change this moat, so to speak.

One of these is Lolli, a Bitcoin-centric rewards service that acts much like browser extensions Honey or Rakuten Rewards. Today, the company revealed that it would be partnering with major grocery chains, marking one of its most massive partnerships to date.

Speaking to Yahoo Finance, the chief executive of the startup Alex Adelman revealed that his firm is teaming up with Albertsons and Safeway — two popular chains in North America. Safeway has 900 stores; Albertsons has some 2,300.

While the details of the partnership have yet to be fully released, the firm is expected to be offering up to a 3.5% rebate on transactions at the grocery chains, pretty much allowing for investors to rack up dozens of dollars worth of Bitcoin over the course of a year’s digital grocery shopping trips.

This partnership follows one with Hotels.com — a leading travel service that gets over 55 million visits a month according to SimilarWeb data.

Hotels.com joins Priceline, Hotwire, Hilton, the Marriott, and many other travel-centric partners of Lolli. The travel service brings its 325,000 listed hotels and properties, which exist in 19,000 locations, to the table, giving Bitcoin-friendly consumer countless options to travel the globe in return for some juicy BTC kickback.

Lolli is hoping to capitalize on the massive travel industry, which it claims netted over $1.1 trillion in the U.S. alone during 2018. The company claims that if 5% of this $1.1 trillion sum was routed through Lolli and thus Hotels.com, travelers could have made back about “$1,925,000,000 worth of Bitcoin (~170,354 BTC)” just by downloading the web browser application. To some, not using Lolli is just irresponsible.

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Why Lolli?

Lolli was built by devotees to the “stacking sats (satoshis)” movement, which involves Bitcoin diehards that wish to accumulate the cryptocurrency as much possible, usually on a periodic basis. Their ranks include popular commentators in the industry, including Marty Bent, Mr. Hodl, and The Bitcoin Rabbi.

But what’s the deal here?

Well, those that are stacking sats are under the impression that Bitcoin will become a widely-used currency and store of value, making it nonsensical to not accumulate the asset when it’s still young. This ties in with the investment strategy of dollar-cost averaging (DCA), which sees investors spread out purchases over a period of time to reduce risk and increase potential returns.

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

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Fundstrat: Bitcoin Fall to 10000 Healthy 20000 EOY Possible

Fundstrat: Bitcoin Fall to $10,000 Healthy, $20,000 EOY Possible

Bitcoin Correction to $10,000 is “Healthy”?

Bitcoin (BTC) has been absolutely slammed over the past five days. Since passing above $13,000 for the second time this year on Wednesday, the cryptocurrency has been on a clearly downward-sloping trend. As of the time of writing this, Bitcoin sits at $10,600 — down by around 25% from its year-to-date high of $13,900.

Despite this harrowing price action, which has resulted in a sentiment of “extreme fear” according to the Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index, Fundstrat’s Tom Lee is still quite bullish.

In a recent response to Morgan Creek’s Jason Williams, the Wall Street’s resident staunch cryptocurrency optimist, explained that it is “healthy” to see Bitcoin pullback here.

Backing his claim, Lee suggests that as Bitcoin’s search traffic, as calculated by Google Trends, is still low, the recent drawdown makes sense and could be deemed a “good sign”. You see, the fact that search interest for the “Bitcoin” and “crypto” keywords haven’t rallied to 2017 levels suggests that there isn’t “massive hype” gracing this budding market, which means that BTC has room to run and is only in the early stages of its next cycle.

And as The Crypto Monk, a popular trader, remarked in a tweet, in previous bull runs, BTC established a pattern of entering parabolic uptrends, breaking them, consolidating, before embarking on more parabolic uptrends. Barring that Bitcoin currently isn’t in a bull market, this same series of events could easily play out now.

$20,000, Maybe $40,000 by the End of 2019?

Lee’s persistent optimism comes as he has continued to eye $20,000, even $40,000 as price targets for Bitcoin to reach by the end of 2019. Here’s why he’s bullish.

In the interview, Lee said that all things considered, Donald Trump’s tweets regarding this industry are “positive” because they cement the idea that cryptocurrencies are a relevant topic on the global geopolitical and macroeconomic stage. Indeed, over the past few weeks, the words “Bitcoin”, “Libra”, and “Crypto” have begun to grace mainstream outlets and government hearings time and time again.

Lee expounded: Trump’s comments “makes the other 99% [of the world] more aware [of cryptocurrency].” And if 1% of this new audience somehow finds value in the cryptocurrency market, the size of the community surrounding this asset class would de-facto double instantly.

In previous interviews, the Fundstrat co-founder also looked to the launch of Libra; a growth in cases of dovish fiscal policy, which some say will increase the chances of a recession and large inflationary events; and geopolitical tension that could only bolster the fundamental need for decentralized money as other bullish catalysts.

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

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Today’s Teens Don’t Like Bitcoin amp Crypto: What?

Today’s Teens Don’t Like Bitcoin & Crypto: What?

Gen Z Not in Love With Crypto Like Some Thought

You’ve heard what the talking heads say, Millennials, Generation Xers, and Generation Zers will be the first crypto-adopting demographic. You see, unlike baby boomers and those in and above that age range, those in recent generations grew up with technology in their hands, including video games that involved some form of digital money or digital item system, be that gold in Clash of Clans, skins in Counter-Strike or Team Fortress, EVE’s ISK, or what have you.

And, it has been a common trend that some of Bitcoin’s most staunch critics would be deemed “senior”. Just look to Warren Buffett, Peter Schiff, and Kevin O’Leary. These three investors have all bashed the leading crypto asset within the past few months.

Thus, many have drawn conclusions that the logical step will be for these technology adopters to find their way into the cryptocurrency industry to instantly fall in love with Bitcoin and its ilk.

According to a recent Business Insider report, a majority of those aged 13 to 21 surveyed by the outlet are not entirely bullish on Bitcoin. In fact, 52% of the 1,884 American respondents claimed that they are likely not going to invest in digital assets within the next six months.

It is important to note that this doesn’t mean Generation Z is bearish on Bitcoin per se. Instead, the harrowing figure may suggest that there is a lack of fiat onramps into the ecosystem for younguns, made clear by the fact that if you are legally considered a minor, it is very difficult for one to obtain Bitcoin or other digital assets with a debit card or PayPal. Also, this statistic could also be a sign that there aren’t enough proper educational portals for American teens about the value proposition of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

Still, with a mere 5% of Americans between 13 and 21 years of age claiming that they are most likely going to purchase cryptocurrency within the next half-year, it is apparent that there’s a copious amount of upside to be had. How can the upside be captured though? This writer has a few ideas

More likely than not, Bitcoin and crypto adoption via this demographic will not be had through inundating social media feeds with macroeconomic trends and why BTC is fiscally better than fiat currencies. Instead, adoption of this budding asset class could be achieved by showing how crypto and related technologies can improve the efficiency of transactions and digital processes.

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