Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

Leading up until this Tuesday a great majority of cryptocurrency markets have lost considerable value over the past few days. Since our last markets update this past Saturday, the overall cryptocurrency capitalization as a whole has dropped significantly by losing $20 billion USD. All eyes will surely be fixed on digital asset charts this week as there’s been a plague of bearish market sentiment cast over the entire crypto-economy.

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There’s Blood in the Crypto-Streets

When it comes to cryptocurrency markets today on August 14, there’s an awful lot of ‘blood in the streets.’ During yesterday’s trading sessions, the entire cryptocurrency economy dropped under the sub-$200B zone and today the valuation is hovering around $195-199B. This is due to the extreme losses many digital currencies have suffered through over the past three days. A great majority of coins are seeing losses between 3-25 percent today as many assets have touched their previous bottoms or lower. Overall trade volume this Tuesday has increased, likely because prices are so low right now, and over the last 24-hours around $15.9B cryptocurrencies have been traded.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses
The top ten digital assets today on August 14, 2018, at 10 am EDT.

Bitcoin core (BTC) has been able to dodge a lot of the downward blows as the currency has lost a lot less percentage wise than most other coins. This has led to BTC dominance or its market capitalization measured in comparison with the entire crypto-economy valuation to spike upwards of over 54 percent. Out of the top ten digital assets, cardano (ADA) has taken the biggest blow and has sunk to the 8th highest position because it lost over 16.8 percent in value over the last 24-hours. The price of ADA has dipped to around $0.09 per coin at the time of publication.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses
Out of the top ten digital assets, cardano (ADA) has lost the most over the last 48-hours.

This is followed by the second biggest top ten loss with ethereum (ETH) seeing its market value lose 16.1 percent today with one ETH trading for $268. The third largest top ten loss today belongs to EOS as its markets are down 13.7 percent with one EOS trading for $4.44 per coin.

Bitcoin Core Market Action

Bitcoin core markets are down 3.94 percent today, and the cryptocurrency has been fighting to hold above $6,050-$6,175 per coin over the last day. Last night the BTC/USD price dropped to $5,880 coming awfully close to the currency’s assumed bottom at $5,774. Today BTC trade volume over the last day has been fairly decent at $5.5B and the currency’s entire market valuation is about $106B at press time.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

The top five exchanges swapping the most BTC includes Bitflyer, Okex, Bitfinex, Binance, and Coinbene. The trading pairs seeing the most swaps today with BTC includes tether (USDT 50.2%), USD (26.5%), JPY (11.3%), EUR (4.7%), KRW (2.4%) and bitcoin cash (BCH 1.88%).

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses
BTC/USD 4-H, August 14, 2018, 10 am EDT Coinbase.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash markets have seen a 24-hour loss of around 15 percent today and the currency’s market capitalization is around $8.5B. At the moment bitcoin cash is trying to stay above $490-515 at the time of writing but bulls have been struggling. Last night BCH dipped to a low of $472 on Bitstamp, but trade volume had spiked over $400M+ pushing the price back up after the drop.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

The five leading bitcoin cash exchanges today include Coinex, Okex, Binance, Hitbtc, and Bitfinex. The currencies that are currently being traded with bitcoin cash the most includes tether (USDT 49.1%), BTC (27%), USD (13.1%), QC (2.83%), ETH (2.79%), and the KRW (1.88%).

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses
BCH/USD 4-H, August 14, 2018, 10 am EDT Bitfinex.

The Verdict: Volatile Markets and Heavy Losses Increase Uncertainty

Digital asset markets have been wild over the past few weeks and many traders seem uncertain about where the ‘good-ship-crypto’ will go from here. 2017 was an exceptional year and the past seven months of 2018 has been literally the exact opposite as far as cryptocurrency values are concerned. The cryptocurrency economy as a whole has lost considerable value which in turn is brewing deep skepticism towards the future of certain crypto-markets. For now, most traders remain uncertain of where things will go and many are praying they played their positions correctly in hopes they don’t get squeezed. At the moment digital asset prices are starting to see a slight recovery after the significant losses last night. 

Where do you see the price of BTC, BCH and other coins headed from here? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Study: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty

Study: Crypto Funds Number 446 Despite Trends, Uncertainty

The number of crypto hedge and venture capital funds is increasing at a fast pace this year, already reaching a total of 466, despite the bearish market trend and continuing regulatory uncertainty. 96 new funds have been founded by the end of July, according to a new study whose authors believe this year’s number will exceed the record 156 launched in 2017.

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96 New Crypto Funds Founded In 2018

In a year of falling prices across the board, stubborn bearish market trend and persistent regulatory uncertainty, one would think this might not be the best time to deep dive into crypto. Some, however, see opportunities. Recently released data shows that 96 new crypto hedge and venture capital funds have been founded through July 31, this year.

Study: Crypto Funds Number 446 Despite Trends, Uncertainty

According to a study conducted by Crypto Fund Research, a provider of market intelligence on cryptocurrency investment funds, 2018 is in fact on the way to surpass 2017, “The Year of Bitcoin,” when it comes to the number of crypto fund launches. If the current pace of opening new crypto investment funds is maintained, their number is projected to reach 165 by the end of the year, compared to 156 launched last year.

The cities that have hosted the biggest number of new crypto funds are San Francisco – 9, New York – 6, Singapore – 5, and London – 4. Cities like Austin, Dallas, Hong Kong, Philadelphia, San Diego, Tokyo, and Zug, where the Swiss Crypto Valley is based, have also seen multiple fund launches this year.

Study: Crypto Funds Number 446 Despite Trends, Uncertainty

More than half of all crypto funds currently in existence have been established in the last 18 months, according to another finding in the report. Their total number around the world has reached 466, Crypto Fund Research claims. Quoted in a press release, the company’s founder Josh Gnaizda commented:

We expected a large number of new crypto funds to launch in 2018 to satisfy growing investor demand. However, the pace of new fund launches is a bit surprising given the dual headwinds of depressed prices and less than favorable regulatory conditions in many regions.

Is There Enough Space for All of Them?

The authors of the study note that if 2017 was “The Year of Bitcoin,” 2018 is shaping up to become “The Year of the Crypto Fund.” They also point out that while investors await decisions from regulators regarding new investment vehicles such as the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin ETF, crypto fund managers are setting up new funds in hope to take advantage of what they perceive as unmet demand for crypto investments.

Study: Crypto Funds Number 446 Despite Trends, UncertaintyIn further comments, Mr. Gnaizda expresses doubts about the capacity of the crypto space, under the current circumstances, to accommodate so many funds: “While volatility in the crypto markets can attract some investors to sophisticated crypto funds, it remains unclear if the industry can support such a large number of funds, with limited track record, if we experience an extended bear market,” he said quoted by PRweb.

Despite the impressive growth in the number of crypto funds, the capital they control remains limited – about $7.1 billion USD, and the researchers stress this is far less than what many of the top traditional hedge funds manage. At the same time, the majority of institutional investors are still waiting on the sidelines and many crypto fund managers hope this will change in the near future.

Do you think the growing number of crypto funds indicates optimistic expectations about the future of the crypto industry? Share your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.


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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

Cryptocurrencies markets have been volatile and very indecisive over the last 48-hours as the entire digital asset economy lost billions in value since US regulators postponed their decision concerning the Cboe/Vaneck BTC-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) last week. This Saturday, August 11, during the afternoon’s digital currency trading sessions (EDT), cryptocurrency trade volumes and price values are seeing some slight recovery.

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Saturday Trading Sessions Show Some Market Rebounds

At the moment a vast number of digital assets have rebounded back a hair after being smashed down by bearish forces over the last two days. At the time of writing the entire cryptocurrency economy is valued at $219B and there’s been $13.5B worth of digital assets traded over the last day. The top cryptocurrency market capitalizations are seeing some recovery after dropping very low during the early morning trading sessions. For instance, bitcoin core dipped to a low of $6,062 this morning, but around 1 pm EDT BTC/USD market valued pumped back up to a high of $6,494 per coin. However, most coins besides BTC have lost significantly more and BTC’s market dominance among all 1,600+ capitalizations has crossed the 50 percent region.

Bitcoin Core (BTC) Market Action

At the time of publication, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) per coin is roughly $6,390 on Bitstamp. The currency’s market valuation is $110B and there’s been $4.6B traded over the last 24-hours. The top trading platforms swapping the most BTC today includes Bitflyer, Okex, Binance, Bitfinex, and Fcoin. The biggest pair traded with BTC on August 11 is tether (USDT) which is capturing 54 percent of trades. This is followed by USD (25.6%), JPY (9.7%), EUR (3.12%), and BCH (2.6%).

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

BTC/USD Technical Indicators

After the quick pump up, BTC/USD charts are moving sideways for the time being after losing a touch of the gains. Right now the 4-hour BTC chart on Bitstamp and Coinbase show the MA100 is above the MA200 but the trend lines look like they may cross hairs. Currently, this indicates the path of less resistance could be towards the upside if things stay positive. RSI levels are mid-range (47.15) confirming indecisiveness at the moment, for now, buyers are able to keep the current support afloat. Looking at order books on the upside is not so bad if BTC bulls keep pressing without exhaustion. There will be definite pit stops at $6,650 through $7K for bulls to penetrate the higher ground. On the flipside, if bears can manage to fight harder then things will be tough for them at $6,100-6,200 and broader support at $5,850.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action  

Bitcoin cash (BCH) prices are around $568 per coin right now and the overall market valuation of BCH is $9.87B today. BCH markets hold the fifth highest trade volume above ripple (XRP) and below EOS. There’s been $359M worth of BCH traded over the last 24-hours and the top BCH exchange today is Coinex. The other top exchanges swapping the most BCH this Saturday includes Okex, Binance, Huobi, and Hitbtc. Tether (USDT) captures the most BCH trades today with 56 percent of all bitcoin cash swaps. This is followed by BTC (27.5%), USD (9.2%), QC (2.3%) and ETH (1.9%).

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at charts today shows BCH markets have also seen a small uptick in price values this Saturday. The MA200 is above the MA100 trendline which could mean some downside dips after the day’s higher percentages. RSI levels (38) are lower than BTC as BCH/USD trading session showing signs of bears getting exhausted. Similarly to BTC/USD prices, BCH peaked earlier but since then the heat has simmered down. Looking at order books towards the northside shows BCH bulls must muster up enough energy to surpass resistance between the current vantage point and $600. Beyond that, there could be another pitstop around $650 per BCH as well. If bears find a way to bring markets down again there’s plenty of foundational support at $550 through $530.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

The Verdict: Short-Term Uncertainty and Indecisive Markets

As we stated above the verdict this weekend is uncertainty mixed with a dose of indecisive markets. With the ETF decision postponed and the past seven months of pumps and dumps its hard to know what’s in store for cryptocurrency values over the next few weeks.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

For now, prices are showing signs of consolidation and traders are moving into new positions — While some traders definitely are hoping to catch some cheap prices others think a reversal may be in the cards soon.

Where do you see the price of BTC, BCH and other coins headed from here? Let us know in the comment section below.

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This Cryptocurrency Data Site Lists Coins by Fair Market Value

When people look at the fiat value of cryptocurrencies they usually observe prices from data sites like Coinmarketcap.com that pull aggregated digital asset spot prices from exchanges all across the world. Now there’s another market capitalization website that people may be interested in, called Coinfairvalue.com, a platform that’s a touch different than the normal data sites because it measures fair values without any implied speculation.

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This Website Highlights Cryptocurrencies and Fair Value  

This Cryptocurrency Data Site Lists Coins by Fair Market ValueCoinmarketcap.com (CMC) and the variety of other price data websites are common places people like to visit to find out the value of their favorite cryptocurrencies. Most websites like this aggregate all the spot prices from exchanges across the world and find the median average. This is why sites like CMC’s prices are different than when an individual observes the feed from a single exchange. Now there’s another site called Coinfairvalue.com (CFV) that lists the top cryptocurrency valuations but instead of using aggregated spot prices it measures fair values based on the current usage of each coin. Basically, the website is based upon the ‘Currencies Fair Value’ model published by Pablompa in 2017, explain the creators of CFV. The Pablompa model assesses compounded fair value by measuring actual real-world use by utilizing publicly available blockchain data.

“Our Market Cap differs from Market Caps in other sites because we do not make the artificial distinction between Circulating Supply and Supply,” explains the CFV website.

Let’s put it simply: the fact that the founders hold a part of the supply does not make their part of the supply less circulating than a part of the supply held for years by an investor. “Static” supply is reflected in the Velocity of Money. The more “static” supply within the total supply, the smaller the velocity – hence, the higher the tendency to hold savings.

This Cryptocurrency Data Site Lists Coins by Fair Market Value
The dollar and the euro are included in Coinfairvalue.com’s list.

An Entirely Different Look at the Top Cryptocurrencies

The CFV data is interesting for many reasons and one of them is because the top two currencies are USD and EUR which is not usually included in other market cap websites. USD has the fair market value (FMV) of $1 per unit while the EUR has an FMV of around $1.12 per unit at the time of writing. Both currencies have market caps that exceed $12-14 trillion dollars and the USD market capitalization is 12,903 percent larger than BTC’s $109B, according to CFV. The website’s creators believe USD and EUR should be included because fiat currencies have an uncertain future supply function. But CFV notes that data is sparse when it comes to the number of trades in a given period with fiat, and “the consequence is that there is poor clarity on their fair value.”

This Cryptocurrency Data Site Lists Coins by Fair Market Value
The top ten currencies according to the website’s data.

The top five cryptocurrencies are very different than the values recorded on websites like CMC. Bitcoin core (BTC) prices, for instance, are around $6,360 per coin at press time, but the currency’s FMV on Coinfairvalue.com is $4,559. The second highest market capitalization held by ethereum (ETH) today is $360 per ETH, but CFV’s data suggests it should be worth more at $534 a coin. Usually, ripple (XRP) takes the third position on most sites but on CFV’s site, bitcoin cash is the third highest valued coin. BCH spot prices today are around $594 but CFV has the fair value priced at $923 per BCH. Ripple (XRP) should be only $0.13 per coin rather than today’s overvalued spot price of around $0.44 according to the website. EOS prices on CFV say that EOS is undervalued and should be worth $2.40 per coin more than its current market price of $6.

Another List Called “Honest Coinmarketcap” and the Rational Behind the Currencies Fair Value Model

CFV’s website is sure to be controversial to some cryptocurrency proponents, but there have been many attempts to create more realistic coin market cap data. Just recently, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a spreadsheet created by Andrew Rennhack that he calls “Honest Coinmarketcap.” Rennhack’s aggregated data is based on global cryptocurrency volumes because the researcher claims a great majority of BTC and ETH volumes are phony. Using parts of the Currencies Fair Value model, the CFV website creators believe their data is rational.    

“It arrives at the rational conclusion that currencies must be trading at their fair value when the number of speculative trades in the particular currency itself is negligible with respect the total number of overall trades conducted using the same currency as a tool, such as in the case of when someone trades BTC for BCH because he thinks BCH will perform better,” Coinfairvalue.com details.  

It also arrives at the conclusion that even when the number of speculative trades is not negligible, and the aggregated number of speculative trades is also unbiased and cancels out, then this indicates that the currency must be trading at its Fair Value — With that in mind, while analyzing the charts, it is in fact possible to determine how much speculation occurred.

What do you think about Coinfairvalue.com’s price assessments? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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Poor Russians More Aware of Crypto Than the Rich, Poll Finds

Poor Russians More Aware of Crypto Than the Rich, Poll Finds

A recently conducted survey has produced interesting results regarding how much Russians know about cryptocurrencies. People with lower incomes have been found to have a better idea of digital money than their rich compatriots. At the same time, general awareness of cryptos seems to be falling along with their prices.

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Number of Crypto-Aware Russians Drops

The majority of Russians do not quite understand what cryptocurrency is and have no intentions to acquire digital assets, according to a new poll released by Romir Holding, one of Russia’s largest market research companies. The survey has been carried out among 1,500 adults, 18 years and up, from across the vast country to determine how important the crypto topic is for Russians these days.

Poor Russians More Aware of Crypto Than the Rich, Poll Finds“It became clear that despite the increased attention to the matter, less than half of Russians have any idea about cryptocurrencies – 44 percent. At the same time, a large portion of the respondents – 56 percent – said they did not know what that was,” noted the authors of the study, quoted by RIA Novosti. They found that 31 percent of the respondents had an “approximate idea” of what cryptos are but admitted they didn’t have an accurate and clear understanding of these financial assets.

The results also suggest that the number of crypto-aware Russians is dropping, probably along with the prices of the digital coins this year. 56 percent of the respondents in an earlier poll, published in January by VCIOM, said they knew about Bitcoin. The results for active internet users were even higher – 66 percent: men – 71 percent, residents of Moscow – 74 percent, and young Russians – 75 percent.

Poor Russians Know More About Cryptocurrency

The ability of cryptocurrencies to provide people of lesser means with permissionless access to a financial system is a well-known characteristic that many around the world are taking advantage of. Ask people in inflation-hit Zimbabwe, Venezuela, or Argentina. The latest Russian crypto survey has made another interesting discovery regarding the attitudes of rich and poor towards the crypto space.

According to the researchers at Romir, the respondents from the lower income bracket – less than 10,000 rubles (~$160) monthly per family member – are more likely to understand cryptocurrencies (38 percent), compared to the group of the rich – those with 25,000 rubles per family member – where the share of the knowledgeable, at just 26 percent, is smaller than the average.

Poor Russians More Aware of Crypto Than the Rich, Poll Finds

The poll has also found that only 13 percent of those questioned know and understand the principles of how cryptocurrency works. These are mostly young people, between 18 and 24 years of age (27 percent), and also Russians that are 25 – 31 years old (21 percent). Among those who are well aware of digital money, men are twice as many as women – 18 percent compared to 9 percent.

Majority Not Willing to Buy Crypto Now

Poor Russians More Aware of Crypto Than the Rich, Poll FindsUnfortunately, even among those with a decent understanding of cryptocurrencies, there aren’t too many willing to buy these assets at the moment. 87 percent said they were not planning to acquire cryptocurrency, while 11 percent don’t mind buying. Only 2 percent of the participants in this particular survey confirmed they currently own digital coins.

The majority of Russians who own cryptocurrency, 75 percent, said they bought it with the goal to make a profit from their investment, which more than half of them managed to accomplish. Another 24 percent wanted to possess virtual money out of a desire to be part of the modern trend.

Around 16 percent needed cryptos to pay for goods and services and 15 percent admitted their decision to buy was influenced by media coverage and ads. Most respondents purchased either bitcoin (BTC) or ethereum (ETH), with BTC favored fivefold.

Do you think the level of awareness of cryptocurrencies is influenced by prices and market trends? Share your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.


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