EverMarkets to Launch Blockchain-Based Futures Exchange EMX

EverMarkets to Launch Blockchain-Based Futures Exchange EMX

EverMarkets announced that the EverMarkets Exchange (EMX), a futures exchange and clearing house platform built on blockchain technology, is expected to launch later this year for non-U.S. clients. EMX will list both cryptocurrency and traditional futures contracts.

Futures contracts are defined as transactions between a buyer and a seller for a financial instrument at a predetermined price for delivery or cash settlement at a set time in the future, regardless of any price movements in between.

"EverMarkets is designed to bridge and modernize both the cryptocurrency and traditional financial markets,” said Jim Bai, CEO and co-founder of EverMarkets. “[This] exchange strives to create a marketplace that is fair for everyone and provides superior transparency and efficiency. Just as importantly, we're giving cryptocurrency traders the means to expand their portfolios into traditional asset classes without the friction that the existing exchange model creates."

According to EverMarkets, the EMX exchange will allow cryptocurrency holders to access traditional futures contracts for stocks, indices, bonds and commodities through EMX tokens held by blockchain-based smart contracts. The users will be able to withdraw the tokens into their private wallets without lengthy approvals or prolonged waiting periods.

“Crypto traders want put their new wealth to work in other areas of the financial markets,” Bai said in conversation with Bitcoin Magazine. “EverMarkets will give them a viable route to diversifying their holdings and trading cryptocurrencies in new, innovative ways.”

Bai added that EMX will create a single marketplace for crypto and traditional futures from around the world, enabling traders to deploy innovative trading strategies without having to access multiple venues.

.“EverMarkets intends on enhancing the crypto-based trading experience,” continued Bai. “Through a combination of financial market expertise and innovation, EMX will provide a new level of sophistication to how cryptocurrencies — and traditional commodities — are traded and cleared. With the EMX Token, cryptocurrency traders will have a seamless way to trade and post collateral, without any need to convert from fiat currencies.”

EverMarkets will launch a token sale and a futures trading competition, which will allow traders to access the EMX platform. According to the white paper, last updated in August 2017, the EverMarkets platform is based on the Ethereum blockchain, and a company representative confirmed that EMX will be based on it as well. EverMarkets stated that more information will be released in the next few weeks. In the meantime, the company has launched a blog and channels on Twitter, Reddit and Telegram.

“We’re excited to deploy solutions on top of the blockchain to create a more efficient and transparent way to trade,” Bai told Bitcoin Magazine. “Part of our vision is to extend the use of cryptocurrencies to the broader financial world. Through smart contracts, decentralized custody of assets and the all-in-one utility of the EMX Token, EverMarkets is aiming to utilize these innovations to modernize trading.”

“We’re looking forward to offering access to our platform through our trading competition and giving global users a chance to see how an auction model, inspired by those run at some of the world’s well-known exchanges, can enhance the quality of trading,” concluded Bai.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

PR: Smooth Encrypt Social Software – a Miracle Based on Blockchain

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But do you feel anxious when your private information flows through the network? Actually, huge user quantity represents huge information flow, which also means higher and higher threat on information safety. As privacy, even property safety, is commonly included in information, so the result shall be unthinkable once the information is disclosed.

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Ethereum(ETH), Stellar(XLM), & NEO Get a Push


The G20 summit in Argentina has pushed the cryptocurrency market out of the hole Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) put it in last week. It started when just before the summit began, Mark Carney, the Financial Stability Board chairman, addressed the global financial leaders saying that he doesn’t see cryptocurrency as a “risk” to the global financial system.

After a two day deliberation, talking about much more than just cryptocurrency, the group came to the conclusion that there was no need to regulate the overall cryptocurrency industry, moving forward. This news has pushed Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies price upward. ...

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Surging Cardano Price Leads Mid-Week Market Rally

The cryptocurrency markets rose for a third consecutive day on Wednesday, enabling every top 10-cryptocurrency to post gains against the US dollar and most to advance by more than five percent. The day’s top performer was the Cardano price, which soared by nearly 20 percent during intraday trading. The cryptocurrency market cap rose by nearly … Continued

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Altcoins Are Outperforming Bitcoin; the Rally Will Intensify, Analyst Say

Altcoins rallying

Cryptocurrencies are rebounding at a robust pace since last Sunday when the total market capitalization hit $270 billion. Bitcoin price rose more than 22% during the previous two days; BTC price currently stands at the highest level in the last seven days.

Altcoins are rallying on positive comments from regulators during the G20 summit. The majority of altcoins posted high double-digit growth in the last two consecutive days, and the trend seems to be extending, Tom Lee says.   

Although Tom Lee believes altcoins needs to do more work, he thinks the bearish trend is ...

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Tether Back in the Printing Business With Massive $300 Million Batch

Tether Back in the Printing Business With Massive $300 Million Batch

After over a month of absence Tether has returned to the USDT printing business, issuing $300 million worth in just one massive batch. The proximity of the move to the recent reversal of the downtrend in the market has lead to renewed calls by critics that Tether is manipulating prices.  

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$300 Million USDT

Tether Back in the Printing Business With Massive $300 Million BatchOmni blockchain transaction data reveals that Tether has created $300 million worth of new USDT tokens. Like with previous printing sprees by Tether, the lack of transparency behind the operations of the stablecoin has caused critics to suggest some kind of foul play was behind the massive new grant.

The last time Tether was found to be actively printing was in Mid February, and since then it let its metaphorical printers a rest. As the past month wasn’t the best performing to say the least, some people linked that with Tether not propping up prices. And as the prices recovered around the same time the new $300 million USDT grant was issued, it seems to confirm for these critics their concern.

Tether Back in the Printing Business With Massive $300 Million Batch

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Tether Back in the Printing Business With Massive $300 Million BatchWhile this new printing’s supposed link to the price recovery is anecdotal and coincidental, it does seem to have an effect on traders’ behavior. The news was quickly circulated in various traders’ forums such as pump and dump groups on Telegram, where people seem to have taken it as if Tether has placed a floor on the price of bitcoin – reacting the same way FX traders would to a central bank setting a minimum acceptable exchange rate for its currency and defending it by open market actions. This by itself can act as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

A research that was published earlier this year found little real statistical evidence that USDT printing is correlated with the price of bitcoin. However, Tether is fueling the speculations around its actions by its continued secrecy. Outside observers can only try to track down the banks that the company must use to hold incredible amounts of USD to back its USDT on a 1:1 basis. It has also lead to exchanges turning to competing stablecoins.

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Promoted: HashChain Invests In the Future of Blockchain Services


Cryptocurrency mining is big business. For years, most of the world’s mining operations have been based in China — meaning that China has long dominated the industry. There is, however, a shift taking place in this industry due to the new, even more restrictive regulations in China. These restrictions have yielded a fresh set of opportunities for new entrants into the marketplace.

One company at the epicenter of the new opportunity within cryptocurrency mining is HashChain. HashChain is a blockchain company that focuses on cryptocurrency mining, accounting and tax reporting as well as masternode hosting services. HashChain is distinguished as the first publicly traded Canadian cryptocurrency mining company to support a highly scalable, diverse and flexible mining operation.

Dash Masternode and Expansion

HashChain is also heavily invested in Dash. The company is the first mining entity to focus on Dash, a cryptocurrency that allows users to make instant, private payments online or in store using a secure open-source platform hosted by thousands of users around the world. The company acquired a Dash masternode for approximately $280,000 USD, requiring a collateral investment of 1,000 Dash coins. In addition, HashChain Advisor and Chief Security Officer Perry Woodin is one of only two advisory board members to Dash.

HashChain currently operates 100 Dash miners. They have purchased 770 Bitcoin miners and plan to purchase an additional 5,000 rigs. When all of their miners are fully operational, HashChain will be consuming approximately 8.7 megawatts of power. The company will expand their mining operation by up to 20 megawatts in a facility in Montana.

HashChain utilizes a web interface from an office in Albany, New York, to remotely monitor hash rates, difficulty levels, temperatures and power consumption to ensure that all miners operate sustainably and at maximum efficiency. Through this information, HashChain’s business value as a cryptocurrency mining business lies in its ability to provide investor profit across a wide array of cryptocurrencies at a scale that isn’t normally accessible for the individual.

Embracing Strategic Diversification

In January of 2018, HashChain took a big step by diversifying outside of cryptocurrency mining by acquiring NODE40. NODE40 is an accounting business and hosting service for cryptocurrency and blockchain-based ledgers.

NODE40 provides Dash masternode hosting services, freeing cryptocurrency investors from the technical hurdles and time investment needed to run Dash masternodes. On the Dash blockchain, masternodes are computers that have a wallet and provide essential services to the network such as locking transactions with InstantSend and voting on budget funding. As a part of this acquisition, NODE40 will pay HashChain certain masternode rewards earned over the 26 months following its acquisition.

Masternodes require one thousand Dash for collateral, as well as the ability to run 24 hours a day without exceeding a one-hour connection loss. Masternodes are incentivized by receiving 45 percent of the monthly block reward for providing services to the network.

Also included in the NODE40 deal was NODE40 Balance, a robust cryptocurrency tax-reporting software that integrates directly with major cryptocurrency exchanges. This blockchain accounting solution helps individuals balance their digital assets by reporting cryptocurrency transactions, designating exemptions and managing multiple wallets.

Node40’s software can capture the current total asset value, income, and any realized gains or losses by coin holders by analyzing their history of transactions on a blockchain. These services are well-timed in 2018 amid speculation that cryptocurrency regulations will tighten across the world in the not so distant future.

“The acquisition of the NODE40 is an important next step of creating a global blockchain technology company,” said Patrick Gray, CEO and founder of HashChain. “Cryptocurrency accounting and reporting for tax purposes is a major concern in the industry at the moment.”

This strategic move by HashChain comes on the heels of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase agreement with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to hand over information on all customers who made a transaction worth $20,000 or more between 2013 and 2015. As a result, there is strong evidence that cryptocurrency investors have unknowingly experienced a taxable event. If they don’t properly address it, they will be at risk of violating regulations.

"We have grown significantly as a company by remaining diligently focused on rapidly expanding our mining operations, and diversifying our business to become a multidiscipline blockchain company,” said Gray. “Our investments — large strategically located volume mining, cryptocurrency accounting software, and our masternode businesses — place us in a strong position to deliver on our goal of expanding HashChain's scope and presence."

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Norway Government Welcomes Bitfury to Open $35 Million Bitcoin Mining Datacenter

Bitcoin industry giant Bitfury is opening a new bitcoin mining center in Norway, bringing investments and jobs in a move that has “delighted” the country’s government. In an announcement on Tuesday, the BitFury Group revealed details of its expansion into Norway with – what it deems – a sustainable, energy-efficient ‘datacenter’ in a foray backed … Continued

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Bermuda Plans to Become the First Country to Regulate ICOs

Last year, Bermuda’s Premier and Finance Minister, David Burt, launched the Blockchain Task Force. It included a Legal and Regulatory Working Group which would ensure that the country creates a blockchain-friendly environment for interested organizations and startups. Four months later, Burt has come forward with another initiative: to make sure Bermuda regulates ICOs for the first time in blockchain … Continued

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US Treasury Could Include Cryptocurrency Wallets, Addresses on Sanctions Hit List

The US sanctions list keeps getting longer. Most recently, the US Department of the Treasury has revealed it’s considering adding digital-wallet addresses to its growing list of sanctions, but only if they can link the wallet address to someone who has been blocked. The agency updated the documents on March 19 on the heels of a … Continued

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