PR: Online Sports Lottery Ethersport Launches MVP and Offers 100% Bonus!

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EtherSport, an innovative online sports lottery platform based on blockchain technology an Ethereum smart contracts, is about to finish it’s ICO. EtherSport has created a unique kind of lottery, contrary to many similar services, not based on guessing random numbers, but involving the exact determination of sports events results, which cannot be influenced by anyone. This means that players can leverage their analytical skills, to generate immense profits. You can still take part in the last, 4th, stage of the ICO and receive the 100% bonus.
EtherSport, the sports prediction platform, launches its MVP. This is a test product said to be rapidly updated with new functionality during the end period of the ICO. The interface as simple as possible, so there are no distracting factors. To predict the results in one line, just press on it, enter your predictions and press ‘Try.’ And that’s all, enjoy the sports and wait for the results!
During the early testing stages, testers are welcome to fulfill three lines a day, provided by EtherSport.
Currently, the MVP includes only the player interface and EtherSport official lines, but the independent Lotter capabilities and will be added soon.
The possibility to become a Lotter and create your own lines will be added later, after the best conditions for becoming a Lotter will be determined based on the gaming process and the appropriate functionality will be developed. These conditions will be developed in a way offering the best utilization of blockchain and smart contract technology, and to keep the amount of Lotters and their lines at an optimal point.
EtherSport announces a test net prediction competition. All registered participants are welcomed to predict the outcome of all lines to receive a prize in ESC tokens. 1st place will win 3000 ESC, 2nd will achieve 1500 ESC, and 500 ESC will be granted to the 3rd place.
Alex Tsymbal, CEO and Co-Founder of EtherSport:‘During the ICO we have received several useful feedbacks from our investors. Now we can certainly say that we’re making a unique product for this market, which is fully open and decentralized. Our task was to create a simple and straightforward interface, so as much as possible people would be able to take part in the gaming process and make sure that our platform is easy and understandable. With the MVP launch we would like to make a gift to our users, so first 3 testers who will guess the most results will receive prizes from EtherSport.
We also offer an additional 100% bonus to all 4th stage ICO contributors, due to the rise of ethereum exchange rate. We make a product which is an interesting contribution for the investors and affordable for other players at the same time.’
Currently, EtherSport runs its final, 4th stage of the ICO. The price of ESC token is 0.002 ETH, but every contributor is eligible for 100% bonus.
Visit the Ethersport Website here to learn more: https://ethersport.ioVisit the Ethersport MVP here: https://mvp.ethersport.io/
Contact Email Addressceo@ethersport.ioSupporting Linkhttps://ethersport.io/
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Crypto to Take Center Stage at G20 – “Need to See How We Can Regulate Bitcoin”



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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on Sunday December 17th that the next Group of 20 (G20) meeting would include discussion about how to regulate the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. The digital asset hasn’t ceased in making news all year, and European politicians appear more concerned in direct proportion to its price increase, as shown by the EU legislative body urging strict compliance laws upon coin exchanges this week. The G20 establishing regulatory frameworks, however, would spread across the world and have enormous impact. 
Also read: Rise of the Bitcoin Politician: Austin Petersen’s Scrappy Run for US Senate
Mr. Le MaireA G20 Discussion All Together on the Question of Bitcoin
Speaking to La Chaîne Info (LCI), French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire declared: “I am going to propose to the next G20 president, Argentina, that at the G20 summit in April we have a discussion all together on the question of bitcoin.”
The G20 includes central bankers and leaders from 19 countries and the European Union, spanning the entire globe: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.
“There is evidently a risk of speculation,” Mr. Le Maire continued. “We need to consider and examine this and see how…with all the other G20 members we can regulate bitcoin.”
That bitcoin would make it into the agenda is nothing short of jaw-dropping. G20 nations soak up more than eighty cents on every economic dollar around the world in terms of trade and productivity.
Mr. Le Maire was wrapping his session at the One Planet Summit in Boulogne-Billancourt this week. The week prior, the Finance Minister seemed to welcome bitcoin and its undergirding technology, blockchain. “The use of this new technology will allow fintech firms and other financial actors to develop new ways of trading securities that are faster, cheaper, more transparent and safer,” he said, referencing new rules to allow for trading unlisted securities. These would add “another asset for Paris’ attractiveness as a financial center” he was quoted as saying.

A Delicate Tango
Indeed the Macron government has largely been viewed as neoliberal, reordering France’s clunky and notorious bureaucracies toward less regulation.
The first scheduled calendar meetings at the Argentina G20 in April are of its Development Working Group in Buenos Aires, April 10th, 2018. Priorities announced for the gathering include, “the future of work and what this means for education, infrastructure for development, and a sustainable food future,” its website reads.
In anticipation of the meetings, Argentine President Mauricio Macri explained, “Technology is quickening productivity at an unprecedented rate, which presents both opportunities and challenges. We want to ensure that adopting technological advances does not lead to economic exclusion or other negative side effects.”
Bitcoin investor Tim Draper held a meeting with President Macri and an advisor in late November of this year. By all accounts, Mr. Macri seemed at least receptive to the idea of cryptocurrencies. That same month, the country’s Rofex exchange announced it would be offering bitcoin futures.
What do you expect will be the G20 outcome regarding bitcoin? Tell us in the comments. 
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Markets Update: Bitcoin Spot Prices Slide After CME Group Opens Futures



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Bitcoin markets took a slide on Sunday evening December 17 about an hour after CME Group launched the company’s futures markets. Even though the beginning of the derivatives sessions were quite bullish with contracts above $20K, bitcoin’s spot markets dipped to a low of $17,925 across many exchanges.
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BTC Markets Slide Following the Introduction of CME Group’s Futures
Bitcoin markets reached an all-time high on December 17 coming close to the $20,000 price region. Many indexes reached a global average of $19,500 per BTC during the morning hours eastern standard time. Then the price either dropped below $19K or rose above that territory briefly a few times during the day. The past 24 hours have been perfect for intra-range players and day traders who play their cards right. At 8 pm, EDT bitcoin’s price suddenly dropped three legs down to a low of $17,925 per token.
CME Group contracts are quite bullish. In contrast to the day traders profiting during the mega dip, many observers watching contracts from exchanges like Bitmex saw some margin positions get owned when the price dipped under $1000 in a flash. Bitcoin trade volume is pretty high as roughly $13Bn has passed through the hands of global exchanges. Today’s top trading was held on Bitfinex, Bithumb, GDAX, BTCC, and Bittrex. At the moment the Japanese yen has around 44 percent of the global trading share, and the USD and KRW are following behind. Funnily enough, during the mega fast dip Tether (USDT), the trading currency that claims to have a 1:1 backing of USD, has crept up to the fourth position for currencies by volume.
Technical Indicators
Looking at the charts shows bitcoin’s price took a nice hit below the belt but is rebounding nicely between $18,200-600. Order books show some stronger resistance in the $19,250 area, but it looks like bulls can wipe this dip off with ease if nothing more happens. On the back side, if bears claw weak hands once again, order books show some foundations around $18,150.
RSI shows oversold conditions on December 17. $18,150 and $17,200 will be two key points of interest to watch. If prices drop below the lowest zone, sub-$17K prices could easily happen. The 100 Simple Moving Average (SMA) is still above the longer term 200 SMA which means the bulls can always take the reigns and head northbound. The RSI and Stochastic again show oversold conditions, and after a hefty run-up markets seemed due for a healthy correction.
Prices slide to $17,900 on December 17. For now, traders are making quick profits and still seem to have optimism towards the idea that more all-new price highs are still underway. Others believe a much healthier price correction is due for bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies in general. Nevertheless, market prices between $18,300-18,600 right now are currently trading at the same value positions reached on December 16 for the first time.
Where do you see the price of bitcoin heading from here? Let us know in the comments below.
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From Gold to Cryptocurrency: How the Most Valuable Metal in the World Can Stabilize the Price on Crypto Market

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Since ancient times gold was one of the most precious things in the world: it was a standard for price evaluation, references to gold may be found in popular wisdom thoughts and quotations all over the world. It means that gold will always be one of the value standards in the world’s’ economy and many physical currencies have some dependence on gold. But in the age of IT, when people are trying to invent something new every and each day, new values are brought to the market – cryptocurrencies. They allowed people to buy, sell and trade through the internet with reduced risks but still there is one big problem that should be solved: stability and predictability of any cryptocurrency.
That’s why 2 years ago three entrepreneurs decided to combine modern IT technologies with proven values and start a gold mining business in Sudan. One of the partners was a great mining engineer with relevant know-how and management skills, others had an expertise in IT, business development and international trade. All investors funded from their own pockets the search process of the right specialists, agreements with the governments of Sudan and banks of Dubai, and finally, the research and drilling tests in the zone of high gold mineralization potential. This is how Dubai SG Mining Co was created, after that it was decided to start an ICO named “Sudan Gold Coin” (“Sudan GC” or “SGC”) to raise funds for establishing already projected facility for gold mining.
So what is Sudan Gold Coin ICO and how it works?
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Sudan Gold Coin is the first blockchain option in the world, where value of the coin will be tied to the market price of gold. The total amount of tokens that will be released is 20,000,000 tokens without further additional releases. At the Pre-ICO stage, the price of one token was 0.5 $ USD, at the stage of ICO – 0.75 – 1 $ USD, depending on the stage. By purchasing tokens, each investor becomes the owner of a certain amount of gold, which he will be able to operate with in a decentralized exchanger, built on a blockchain technology. Investors and other users will be able to trade tokens, as well as exchange them for gold certificates in partner banks (in Dubai for example). The value of the token will grow due to the increase of gold’s market value and due to the fact that some amount tokens will be redeemed from time to time (or exchanged for gold certificates) from investors, after that those tokens will be burned, so the ratio of tokens to the amount of gold will vary and the price of the token will grow.
SGC project has successfully closed its Pre-ICO with a cap of 250,000$ USD.
For now the project is at Private Sale stage, there are going preparations for the main ICO which will start on 25 January, legal filing of the project with collected and signed documents, branding and marketing campaign, creating presentations and participation in blockchain conferences.
This is everyone’s chance to invest into something not only physical, but into one of the most stable and most valuable things in the world. More information could be found at https://sudangm.com/ and at official Sudan GC Telegram chat: https://t.me/SGCeng
Check them out, and remember:
“GOLD IS MONEY, EVERYTHING ELSE IS CREDIT.”- John Pierpont Morgan Sr

DropDeck.Io Plowing Forward as Part of PIN Community

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Soon, Dubai will be the first city in the world to have self-flying taxis and Robocop. There is no more befitting place than Dubai to talk about advanced technologies and impactful projects.
On December 13th, 2017, in a joyous event, PIN Community gathered 100 leaders from 20 countries at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai to share about the technologies of the future – Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), and Big Data – and how they all come together to enable and strengthen a “Sharing Economy 2.0″ within their PIN Platform.

At the beginning, Grace Ezzell – founder of Refugees + Blockchain – opened the conference with a provocative video about “a new money enabled by the blockchain” and an overview of the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and their ubiquitous utilities in the near future. Next, Alon Vo – cofounder of DropDeck.io – took the stage to share about A.I. and Big Data. Later, Grace came back to the stage to define “sharing economy” as the last piece of the puzzle.
Following Grace, Jimmy Robinson – the Dubai representative of PIN Community – was welcomed to talk  about the PIN Community and its roadmap on combining all 4 discussed elements (Blockchain, A.I., Big Data, and Sharing Economy) into its products including the Collaborative Investment & Saving Portal, Direct Ad-Network, PIN Auction, and PIN Pay. It also showcased its current progress of registering more than 40,000 users from 20 countries after merely a week, before proceeding to share about its presale schedule and exciting promotions.
In the end, Jimmy invited Alon back to the stage to share about DropDeck.io and an exciting news. DropDeck.io is designed to be a one-stop shop for funding businesses worldwide, or simply a better AngelList. It complements A.I. training with the incentive mechanism of the token and decentralize the funding process with smart contracts. DropDeck.io is a rare project with a refined concept detailed in a world-class white paper, an all-star team, a big community of 4000 members, more than 200 publications around the world, reviews made by famous Youtubers such as Jsnip4, and numerous rewards in A.I., blockchain, and general innovation (from Switzerland and Israel).
In the quest of searching for advanced technologies and talented teams around the world, PIN Community found DropDeck.io, which was nominated as a promising candidate for what PIN Community was looking for so that the PIN Community can grow stronger. While PIN Community is poised to have the largest homogeneous community in the crypto space to promote the Sharing Economy 2.0, DropDeck.io has the strongest potential in using AI, Big Data and Blockchain to make Sharing Economy 2.0 much stronger.
In order to combine these strengths and create the strongest sharing community in the crypto space, PIN Community was announcing their acquisition of DropDeck.io, which will be added to their PIN Platform where PIN holders can spend their PIN tokens on fundraising startups and SMEs around the world, fostering innovation worldwide. Overall, in order to accommodate changes, the roadmap of DropDeck.io will be delayed. However, as the strong, homogeneous and wealthy community of PIN Community can generate data in much higher volume, velocity and veracity, the development of later phases such as the DropDeck.io Automated Funding will be accelerated. Its A.I. engine will also be integrated with PIN Platform’s products such as the Collaborative Investment Platform and Direct Ad-Network.
PIN Community will acquire the DropDeck.io Project, including all Decentralized DropDeck (DDD) Tokens, all raised funds to this point, and all team members. DDD token holders will be presented with two options – to get refunded in ETH, or exchange received DDD for PIN – a token with the potential to increase at least 5 times in value in 2018. DropDeck.io development team will be joining PIN Community while its two cofounders – Alon Vo and Michael Phan – will step down and become advisors to the project. They will maximize the synergy of DropDeck.io within the PIN Platform, and the sustainability of both platforms as a whole, while pursuing their new endeavor called DecenTrust.io – a decentralized microfinance platform for the unbanked.
With their strengths combined, DropDeck.io as a part of PIN Community (pincoin.io) will contribute to establishing a strong, sustainable ecosystem and token (PIN), and bring wonder to Dubai.

Ignite Ratings Token Sale – 15th January – World’s First Decentralized, Self-Regulating Investment Platform with Index Fund

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Bitcoin Press Release: Ignite Ratings has announced details of its’ token sale ahead of the development and release of its’ revolutionary self-regulating Investment Platform. Ignite looks set to turn on its’ head the way trading is conducted.
14th December, Gibraltar, Spain: Ignite Ratings, a Gibraltar-based blockchain start-up, is the world’s first, truly decentralized, self-regulating platform powered entirely by crowd-sourced opinion. Ignite plans to disrupt the way that ICOs and digital assets are reviewed and traded by adopting a truly innovative approach, combining a decentralised intelligence platform with an investment index that is powered by the ratings platform itself. Ignite’s software automatically deploys the index’s capital by way of investment into the highest-rated assets and returns 50% of profits generated by the index back to qualified token holders.
Ratings agencies in traditional finance are incentivised by the issuers, which creates a clear conflict of interest. Additionally, traditional ratings are not based on real-time information, but are usually written and distributed after the fact; thus value for a trader or investor is limited at best. Ignite breaks away from the traditional incentive model as its users are actually deploying capital which they contributed during the Ignite ICO. Thus, token holders are incentivised to rate assets appropriately, as funds are automatically deployed by way of investment into the platform’s most highly-rated assets.
The Ignite platform works much like any other rating or review platform, such as TripAdvisor or Yelp, whereby Ignite token holders are the ones providing opinions on blockchain-based assets. Ignite refers to their users as the HIVE, appropriate as all users work together, combining their unique skills, opinions and investment methodologies to generate a collective ratings score.
One might ask, how a process as complicated as ratings can be handled by a group of anonymous token holders? The proprietary Ignite “Reputation Engine” handles member interactions with the platform, which themselves are subject to review and rating by the community – members with low reputation scores have less impact on the ratings process, while highly-reputable members have more influence. In this way, the community is self-moderating and the platform resistant to collusion from those who would seek to “game” the system. Ignite records all interactions with its platform on the blockchain, ensuring that all users’ activity is fully transparent and all assets and trades have an audit trail stored on the blockchain.
Ignite‘s Co-Founder, Christopher Cousins, says:
“If a user is capable of making an investment then they ought to be able to explain the reasons why they feel it will be a successful investment. I imagine we will have very interesting viewpoints from a wide demographic, with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets”.
As all community members share the common goal of profit, interests are fully aligned across the community to ensure that individuals rate well and rate honestly. The end result is a decentralised ratings agency which, according to swarm theory, should provide superior returns, while providing real time ratings information to the industry.
Ignite’s members are also encouraged to revisit and maintain the adequacy of their ratings as assets can be liquidated, or purchased instantly should the HIVE make a collective “decision”. The Ignite Index will only invest a maximum of 1% of its current net asset value into any one asset, which makes the token itself an incredible diversification tool in its own right, as it provides token holders with exposure to the highest-rated ICOs.
Token Sale Details
Ignite has already received significant seed funding, raising over 4000 ETH from several high profile investors and are partnered with Overstock’s T-Zero andSpeedRoute to provide cutting edge trading technology. However to secure the ongoing development and rollout of the platform, Ignite have decided to hold a Token Sale Event, with a Pre Sale running from 15th of December to 22nd of December, and the Main Token Sale which will run from 15th of January to 28th of February.
To learn more or participate in the ICO, visit the Website: https://igniteratings.com/Connect on Telegram: https://t.me/igniteratingsICORead the Whitepaper: https://igniteratings.com/white-paper/Meet the Team: https://igniteratings.com/team/
Media ContactContact Name: Evan HallContact Email: [email protected]
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Shiny Leaf Announces Bitcoin Cash Support & Free Gift for All Who Use It to Pay

Bitcoin Press Release: Shiny Leaf, the leading natural beauty cosmetics company, announced today that customers can now use Bitcoin Cash to pay for Shiny Leaf products at its store – www.shinyleaf.com
18th December 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada – As a treat to all its customers who will be using Bitcoin Cash payments, Shiny Leaf will give a free product of the customer’s choice with their purchase. This holiday gift is available until the end of December 2017. Customers get easy payment processing for their purchase of any Shiny Leaf product and another product of equal value.
The addition of this cryptocurrency payment option is yet another step for Shiny Leaf as a leader in creating innovative and high quality natural beauty products as well as providing an improved customer experience. Head of Marketing and PR, Alisha Murray, commented on the addition of Bitcoin Cash as a payment option at Shiny Leaf:
“Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the future of payments. It’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to pay online. It carries practically no fees and provides customers with a seamless, hassle free buying experience. As pioneers and leaders in the beauty market, our goal is to provide top of the line and highest quality products while making sure that our customers have a pleasant online shopping experience. We want our customers to find delight in both our products and our services. Accepting Bitcoin Cash payments will help make this happen.”
What Can Bitcoin Cash Bring?
Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin core that happened in August 2017 and is one of the fastest growing cryptocurrencies today in terms of adoption and value. It was created as an answer to the scalability issues that Bitcoin core has been facing and is causing high fees and slow transactions. Bitcoin Cash is known to provide faster transactions for customers as it increased the block size thus allowing more transactions to be processed.
Bitcoin Cash payments are fast, reliable, simple, and stable. It requires little to no fees and it is one of the most secure ways to make online purchases. The inclusion of this cryptocurrency as early adopters has made Shiny Leaf ready for the future of online shopping.
Some of Shiny Leaf’s latest product offerings that customers can now buy using Bitcoin Cash include the Argan Oil and Castor Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Sets:
“The hair nourishing ingredients in these hair care products make them a must-have shower staple that both men and women can enjoy. Our customers can also get our best-selling Cold Pressed Castor Oil and the top-rated Argan Oil using Bitcoin Cash payments,” – Alisha Murray proudly announced. Both oils are pure and premium, and are certified organic by USDA and ECOCert.
“Shiny Leaf offers high quality products that use only the best ingredients and raw materials. We use best manufacturing practices and adhere to the highest standards of production in the US.”
About Shiny Leaf
Shiny Leaf is a leading cosmetics company that creates skin and hair care products with natural and organic ingredients. They create solutions and formulas that work for any skin and hair type. All of their products are produced in their world class Las Vegas manufacturing facility. All of their products truly embody Shiny Leaf’s motto of “Look Good, Love Yourself”.
Learn more about Shiny Leaf and their Wonderful Products: https://www.shinyleaf.com/.Check out the Promotions: https://www.shinyleaf.com/promotions/Visit and like their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/shinyleafusa/.
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The Cutting-Edge of Crypto: Quedex Brings Bitcoin Options and Futures to the Table with its’ Revolutionary Platform

Bitcoin Press Release: Cutting-edge Bitcoin Options and Futures Exchange QUEDEX is the first platform to offer consistent bitcoin-denominated futures and options, announcing its open beta launch.
18th December, 2017, Gibraltar, European Union: As CBOE and CME Bitcoin Futures are introduced, Quedex Bitcoin Futures and Options Market emerges with its Bitcoin-centric trading platform. Bitcoin derivatives traded on regulated fiat exchanges (CME, CBOE) are products designed for those who don’t want to have bitcoins in their portfolio. Quedex steps in with full range of Bitcoin-denominated derivatives that are perfectly tailored to the needs of the crypto economy. On the top of that, Quedex boasts professional trading platform with top-tier security and unique risk management system.
Bitcoin-centric instruments
While the launch of the CME bitcoin derivatives is generally very positive for the recognition of Bitcoin, CME & CBOE products are not that useful to the cryptocurrency community on their own. Bitcoin-denominated derivatives align much better with crypto-traders and hedgers alike, since most of them don’t want to divest from cryptocurrency.
With Quedex, traders who go long Bitcoin can reap additional gains on the top of the growth of BTC price. Conversely, while clearing institutions warn about the permanent risk of short CME futures positions, Quedex short sellers will never get margin called when fully collateralized. In addition, Quedex operates 24/7, thus avoiding the weekend gap risk which is present on fiat-centric markets like CME or CBOE.
Futures, Options and Volatility
It is a well known fact that derivatives markets help to calm market fluctuations. However, futures markets, while very liquid, allow traders only to speculate directly on the price. When it comes to hedging, futures allow only static freezing of the dollar value of the bitcoin portfolio. Options are necessary for those who want to protect themselves from downside risk, while keeping the profit potential of their coins. In addition to that, options allow profiting from both upsides and downsides simultaneously – in other words, to trade Bitcoin volatility, in addition to trading the price.
This opens up a whole new set of possibilities for active traders. Now it is possible to create a comprehensive position for almost any market scenario. Many more strategies wait for traders to be applied in every market condition, and Quedex will facilitate these trades for years to come.
Consistent Market
Options on Bitcoin have a long history, appearing on the scene in 2011, even earlier than futures markets. It has been a bumpy road, however. One of the reasons lies in the construction of the bitcoin options:
“It is very important that the options are consistent with the prevailing inverse futures standard. Only that way active traders can easily hedge their option positions with futures or apply put-call parity in options arbitrage”, Matt Wywial, Cofounder of Quedex, explained.
“Quedex is the first one to offer bitcoin-denominated futures and options consistently, each with $1 notional amount”.
With Quedex, crypto-futures traders can easily add the new instruments to their futures portfolio, and hedge the options with Quedex futures as well as on other liquid markets seamlessly. Both futures and options are settled in Bitcoin and no fiat deposits are necessary. All this is beefed up with up to 25x leverage!
“Quedex bitcoin options have even more potential to be the hedging tool of choice for the bitcoin miners, as buying a put option allows them to fully retain the growth potential of bitcoin and without touching fiat money.”, Matt Wywial explains.
Security Features
Quedex was built with ultimate security as a goal, boasting a unique risk management system which employs balancing auctions as a protection against market manipulations, cascading margin calls and flash crashes. Traders’ funds are held in 100% cold storage wallets secured with multi-sig technology, requiring physical access to the signing devices of multiple parties to withdraw any funds.
All the traffic between the client and the trading engine is protected by end-to-end PGP encryption with authentication based on private-public key digital signatures, a concept that protects Bitcoin itself.
Reputable Jurisdiction
Quedex is located in Gibraltar, European Union member state, who are very friendly to Bitcoin & Blockchain. Quedex aims to be regulated under Blockchain & DLT regulations coming on 1st January 2018. At the same time, account creation is extremely simple and takes less than a minute.
How Will Quedex Excel?
Consistent bitcoin-denominated options and futures market, compatible with the industry standard.
Options allow trading and hedging volatility risk regardless of the direction of the price move.
No barriers to entry – $1 contract size for futures and options; In contrast, CBOE has 1 BTC, CME 5 BTC.
Advanced risk management allowing 25x leverage.
Top-tier security with end-to-end encryption and multi-sig cold storage.
Reputable jurisdiction friendly to Bitcoin and Blockchain.
Free trading on all products until the end of January 2018.
Visit the Quedex Bitcoin Derivatives Exchange: https://quedex.net/Create a Quedex Account: https://quedex.net/webapp/auth/registerFollow Quedex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/quedexnet/
Media ContactContact Name: Matt WywialContact Email: [email protected]Location: 4th Giro’s Passage, GX1 11 AA, Gibraltar
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Euro Bank Swissquote Adds Four Altcoins to Trading Platform

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.European online bank Swissquote is wading deeper into the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Swissquote Adds Four Altcoins to Trading Platform
On Monday, the Swiss banking group announced that it had added four altcoins to its online trading platform. In addition to bitcoin, Swissquote clients can now trade ethereum, bitcoin cash, litecoin, and ripple against EUR and USD trading pairs. The bank said that it selected these four altcoins based both on consumer demand and liquidity.
Earlier this year, Swissquote partnered with Bitstamp to allow the bank’s clients to trade bitcoin against EUR and USD, and the firm said that demand for the service had exceeded its expectations.
“Our Bitcoin trading offer and certificate have been a big success and exceeded our expectations. We are expanding our offer to help investors diversify in cryptocurrencies, just like they do in traditional securities, said Marc Bürki, CEO of Swissquote. “Cryptocurrencies are increasingly popular, more quickly than anyone expected. By offering them on our platform, investing in cryptocurrencies becomes simpler, safer and accessible to all.”
Cryptocurrency Breaks Into Mainstream Finance
As this news indicates, 2017 will likely be remembered as the year that cryptocurrency first began to break into the mainstream. Led by bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have gradually begun to penetrate the public consciousness, and this process has been reflected in mainstream finance.
Cryptocurrency adoption has been most evident among fintech startups such as Square Cash and Revolut, each of whom has integrated bitcoin purchases into their mobile applications. However, even dedicated cryptocurrency applications — most notably Coinbase — have begun to surge in popularity as well.
This month, Wall Street made its first foray into the cryptocurrency ecosystem with the launch of bitcoin futures on two U.S. exchanges. However, most mainstream banks have been hesitant to engage directly with cryptocurrency, and some financial institutions continue to blackball cryptocurrency-related companies, including bitcoin exchanges, due to concerns over anti-money laundering regulations.
Nevertheless, given the rapid pace of the market’s ascent — and the fact that it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon — at least one industry executive believes that central banks will begin holding bitcoin in reserve as soon as 2018.
Write to Josiah Wilmoth at josiah.wilmoth(at)cryptcoinsnews.com
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Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto is Among the 50 Richest People

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.Satoshi Nakamoto, a person or a group who founded bitcoin in 2009 by mining the genesis block, has become one of the 50 richest people in the world with a net worth of $19.4 billion.
For many years, bitcoins mined by Satoshi Nakamoto have remained unspent, all 980,000 of it. If the price of bitcoin continues to increase exponentially in the mid to long-term, Satoshi could become the most valuable individual or organization globally.
Currently, Satoshi Nakamoto is listed behind Lauren Powell Jobs of Apple and Disney, Paul Allen of Microsoft, and Stefan Persson of H&M on the Forbes billionaires list and is the 44th richest person.
Chart provided by Quartz$400,000 Prediction From Ronnie Moas
Earlier this week, Standpoint Research founder Ronnie Moas predicted the price of bitcoin to surpass $400,000 in the long-term. Moas noted that the adoption rate of bitcoin as a premier store of value and currency is increasing rapidly and with the entrance of institutional investors into the market, the value of bitcoin will surge further in the coming years.
A $400,000 price per bitcoin would place the market valuation of bitcoin at exactly $8.4 billion, a market cap that is $1.4 trillion larger than that of gold. At $400,000 per bitcoin, the net worth of Satoshi would increase to $392 billion. If Satoshi is an individual, that would produce the first individual to surpass $100 billion in net worth.
In the past, the mainstream media criticized the so-called “whale problem” in bitcoin, given that a small group of individuals own the majority of the cryptocurrency’s supply. In the bitcoin market, whales are often referred to early-stage investors who have purchased large amounts of bitcoin in its early days.
Some of the whale investors include the Winklevoss twins, who have become the first verified billionaire bitcoin holders.
However, the arguments that several individuals or organizations like Satoshi Nakamoto and the Winklevoss twins possess too much of bitcoin’s fixed supply are flawed, because bitcoin is divisible, easily transportable, and highly liquid. Users can send one satoshi, or a hundredth of a millionth BTC (0.00000001 BTC) if the price of bitcoin increases to the hundred thousand region.
In fact, the divisibility of bitcoin and its use case as a currency is what sets it apart from gold and have encouraged analysts in the finance sector to call it gold 2.0. As JPMorgan global market strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou stated:
“The value of this new asset class is a function of the breadth of its acceptance as a store of wealth and as a means of payment and simply judging by other stores of wealth such as gold, cryptocurrencies have the potential to grow further from here.”
Satoshi’s Achievement
This week, bitcoin pioneer and advisor to many cryptocurrency startups Charlie Shrem publicly expressed his gratitude to Satoshi Nakamoto, who has created and introduced the first decentralized financial system and currency that is operating at a large scale.

Thank you Satoshi.
— Charlie Shrem (@CharlieShrem) December 17, 2017
The achievement of Satoshi Nakamoto and bitcoin go beyond the introduction of a decentralized currency. Satoshi Nakamoto has transformed the global finance industry by demonstrating that the seperation of money and state is possible, through a peer-to-peer currency.
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