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GIFcoin Moon-Bound as Stage Three of Their Token Sale Sells Out

· April 19, 2018 · 5:30 pm

GIFcoin continues to sell out at each stage of their ICO, proving that the public is more than ready to be a part of their profit-sharing revolution.


There’s no denying that online gambling has a strong allure. Having the chance to earn some money from the comfort of your couch? Who would say no to that? It’s also a great way to relax, which is part of the reason that it’s a billion-dollar industry.  In fact, it made over $500 billion in revenue last year, making it one of the top three digital businesses out there.

Finding a platform that wants you to be an active part of this wealth may sound too good to be true, but this is exactly what GIFcoin is hoping to achieve with their innovative profit-sharing business model. Haven’t heard of GIFcoin yet? Well, read on and find out why you should be a part of the platform described by investors as having “the most transparent ICO for 2018”.

Now is the Time to Invest

If you know anything about the crypto industry, you are aware that the markets have been looking a bit red lately. Even so, GIFcoin is performing exceptionally well. They sold out at their private sale, as well as at all three previous stages of their public sale.  There are still some tokens available in the fourth stage, which is currently underway. In addition, investors can look forward to a 20% bonus during this phase.

The bearish market is a great time to invest in GIF tokens as you can use your fiat to buy ETH at a lower price. Just one ETH will get you 10,000 GIF tokens and, if you invest now, that attractive 20% bonus as well!

How Can GIFcoin Make you Money?

ICOs are a booming business, and most platforms are claiming to be revolutionary and trailblazing. However, most of them are not backed by a working and already profitable business like GIFcoin is.

The Gambling Investment Fund (GIF) is backed by VitalBet, a well-established platform boasting over 20,000 active members in 20 countries. They also made more than $3 million in profits during last year. The goal of the GIFcoin ICO is to raise capital to further develop and upgrade this already lucrative platform.

GIF token holders will be able to profit from their potentially value-growing tokens. In addition, as token holders, they will be able to enjoy profit-sharing benefits. They will be liable to receive their share of 80% of VitalBet’s annual net profits. This generosity stems from the platform’s desire to foster long-term mutual growth between themselves and their valued members.

Be a Part of the GIFcoin Revolution

Be a Part of the GIFcoin Revolution

All of the ICO’s previous stages have been phenomenal successes. With a total token distribution of 300,000,000, the platform is well on its way to selling completely out:

  • Private Sale – 10,000,000 GIF – SOLD OUT
  • Stage 1 – 6,400,000 GIF – SOLD OUT
  • Stage 2 – 7,000,000 GIF – SOLD OUT
  • Stage 3 – 7,800,000 GIF – SOLD OUT
  • Stage 4 – 8,400,000 GIF with a 20% Bonus
  • Stage 5 – 92,400,000 GIF with a 15% Bonus
  • Stage 6 – 77,000,000 GIF with a 10% Bonus
  • Stage 7 – 61,000,000 GIF with NO Bonus

Even though interested investors may have missed out on some juicy bonuses, there’s still hope! Contributors can purchase tokens in BTC, ETH, and LTC. Stages one to five also have a minimum purchase requirement which is 0.5 ETH, 0.05 BTC, and 2 LTC.

Transparency is Key

The GIFcoin team knows that being transparent goes a long way in securing investor trust. This is why they run regular live streams and constantly ask their investors for feedback. In addition, they are already working on the next steps of the roadmap even before the ICO has come to an end.

If you’d like to find out a bit more about GIFcoin and their plans for the future, have a look at their whitepaper or litepaper. You can also register to invest, and follow GIFcoin on Telegram.

Do you think that GIFcoin will continue this sold-out trend in all of the remaining ICO stages? Let us know in the comments below!


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What is NAGA Coin (NGC)?

· April 18, 2018 · 5:00 pm

NAGA takes the stress and pain out of managing multiple investment accounts across a multitude of trading platforms by offering a base to meet every cryptocurrency investor’s needs – and it’s all powered by the NAGA COIN.


A Unified Platform

The way things stand today, banks and financial institutions around the world are in almost complete control of financial access – setting the rules and keeping things far from transparent. Because of this, the amount of liquidity present in the virtual marketplace is stymied, and there’s no unified interface providing access to cryptocurrency marketplaces.

However, NAGA – a German fintech company developed by the Naga Group – aims to establish a singular trading platform which will single-handedly facilitate the simple exchange of both stocks and digital assets in a secure and effective manner.

Powered by NGC

NAGA’s trading platform, as well as its overarching ecosystem, will be driven by the NAGA COIN (NGC).

The NAGA COIN is a decentralized cryptocurrency used for both trading and investing in financial markets, virtual goods, and other cryptocurrencies. Because it is used as a unit of account within the ecosystem, NGC is classified as a utility token. Read more about the utility structure of the token in the Medium article published in The NAGA COIN account.

NAGA Coin Ecosystem

All existing NGC tokens were created on the Ethereum blockchain and thus abide by the standard ERC20 protocol through smart contracts. The distribution phase of NGC has already completed, and 77,910,266.15769 NGC tokens were put into circulation. All unsold tokens were burned.

It is the creation of this decentralized cryptocurrency that helps solve issues related to high processing fees and transaction charges caused by unnecessary intermediary interference.

Everything that happens in NAGA’s ecosystem revolves around NGC. The token may be used to pay fees, act as collateral, and serve as the primary currency for all transactions – making it the main driver of the company’s sustainable economy in which demand is ever-increasing as more users, game publishers, and big-money financial institutions flock to the ecosystem.

As noted by the company, additional benefits of holding the NGC token include:

  • Reduced trading fees on NAGA TRADER, as well as on every asset using an NGC account. For example, NGC users will pay 50% less on trading commissions for each trade they perform on NAGA TRADER.
  • Cashback on a per-trade basis performed by NAGA TRADER using an NGC account.
  • Double crediting of copy bonuses on NAGA TRADER using an NGC account.
  • Lower trading fees for every asset listed on Switex.
  • Membership in the Switex Cashback Program.
  • Discounted purchase of ad credits for the Switex and NAGA TRADER AdManager.
  • Community status and free access to paid and premium content.
  • Users also benefit from the digital transformation of the largest industries in the world.

Of course, NGC is also seamlessly integrated into the NAGA WALLET, which affords users the ability to send and receive cryptocurrencies by just using a registered email address – thus eliminating the stress that comes with copying and pasting lengthy cryptographic addresses. NAGA WALLET also offers zero fees on internal transactions, an ICO hub, real-time updates on token prices, instant transactions, multi-currency support, and a built-in exchange.

If you would like to start investing in NAGA COIN, NGC trading pairs are currently being offered on HitBTC, OKEx, CobinHood, and Cryptology. You can also find out more about the cryptocurrency and its ecosystem on NAGA’s official website.

What do you think about NAGA and the NAGA COIN (NGC)? Are you interested in the project’s unified platform and singular cryptocurrency? Let us know in the comments below!


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Verge (XVG) ‘Penetrates’ Market with Pornhub Partnership

· April 17, 2018 · 5:00 pm

Pornhub, a pornographic video sharing website and one of the largest pornography sites on the internet, has officially announced a partnership with privacy-focused cryptocurrency Verge (XVG).


‘Penetrating the Market’

According to an official announcement from the Montreal-founded pornography hub, users are now able to pay for Pornhub’s premium subscription with XVG. The cryptocurrency will also be accepted by popular sister sites Brazzers and Nutaku. Reads the announcement:

The future has come. In our efforts to keep current with our community’s privacy and payment preferences, Pornhub will now be accepting Verge as a means of payment for services like Pornhub Premium and more, on our platforms. Building on Verge’s core values of security, anonymity and practicality, the introduction of this cryptocurrency as a means of payment Pornhub signifies an important foray into the future from the industry that is always on the cutting edge of technology.

Pornhub’s vice president, Corey Price, also told The Verge (no relation):

We’ve been looking at crypto for quite some time […] overall adoption is relatively low, we think it has gained enough steam for us to penetrate the market.

Verge - 'Penetrating the Market'

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Pornhub’s foray into digital currency has been well-received by the Verge community, who have been expecting a revolutionary announcement from the project following the team’s promise “to announce efforts to establish the largest cryptocurrency collaboration to hit the market” and subsequent soliciting of donations.

Though some naysayers may claim that the announcement isn’t a particularly big deal, it is hard to deny that the privacy coin’s acceptance on some of the biggest pornographic websites in the world is a use case worth bragging about — especially for those unwilling to fork over their credit card information for a premium subscription.

Immediately after the announcement was made, however, the price of XVG plummeted from just under $0.12 to under $0.07 — though, admittedly, buying the rumors and selling the news is commonplace in the cryptocurrency space, as speculators look to profit from the FOMO (fear of missing out) of others.

At the time of this writing, XVG is currently trading at $0.08.

What do you think about Verge’s partnership with Pornhub? Do you think it’s an announcement worthy of the hype, or do you find it a bit flaccid? Let us know in the comments below!


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Samsung Delves Deeper into Crypto Exploring Blockchain for Its Logistics

· April 16, 2018 · 5:00 pm

Samsung Electronics Co. is the latest big name to show a keen interest in the powers of blockchain technology, specifically, how it can be incorporated into their supply chain management processes.


Even though cryptocurrencies may still be getting critiqued, it’s supporting technology is being more readily adopted. The advantages of blockchain such as security and immutability, are major drawcards for companies that rely heavily on record keeping, such as healthcare, finance, and even art.

Blockchain to aid in shipping

However, it is also a viable option for supply chain management, an option that massive electronics corporation, Samsung, is ready to explore. According to Bloomberg Quint, the company’s logistical and information and technology branch, Samsung SDS CO., could use a blockchain ledger to monitor their billion-dollar global shipments sector.

Song Kwang-woo, the blockchain chief at SDS, touched on how the technology could revolutionize other businesses:

It will have an enormous impact on the supply chains of manufacturing industries. Blockchain is a core platform to fuel our digital transformation.

A cost-effective way of working

A part of this digital transformation is working towards a paperless way of doing business. Not only are physical documents annoying, they’re expensive too. In fact, according to International Business Machines Corp., the documentation costs for container shipments is more than double that of other modes of transportation.

When it comes to Samsung shipments, this equals a substantial amount of money. For this year alone, SDS projects that the company will transport 488,000 tons of air cargo and one million 20-foot-equivalent (TEU) shipping units. The SDS has said that by implementing blockchain technology, the company could save as much as 20% in shipping fees.

It’s not just about saving money though. Blockchain technology could actually impact on overall customer satisfaction. This is because efficiency associated with this technology could mean a shorter time span between product launches and product shipment. Not only will that keep Samsung customers smiling, it will also give the company a competitive edge over their industry rivals.

Cheong Tae-su, who is a professor of industrial engineering at Korea University, explained a bit further:

“It cuts overhead and eliminates bottlenecks. It’s about maximizing supply efficiency and visibility, which translates into greater consumer confidence.”

What’s more, Samsung appears to be going all-in into cryptocurrencies in general as it recently announced manufacturing mining chips. This move that puts them in direct competition with the Taiwan-based company, TSMC, a preferred ASIC chip supplier to Bitmain.

Samsung joins an ever-growing list

Samsung isn’t the only global company big on blockchain. Mastercard recently announced that they will soon be hiring blockchain experts to help drive innovation with regard to payment solutions.

Governments are also realizing its benefits, with China financially contributing towards blockchain-based startups. In addition, the European Union has launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, which aims to foster blockchain promotion.

The blockchain business is definitely booming. The US-based research company, Gartner, has predicted that the technology will add $176 billion USD worth of value to businesses by 2025. This number is set to increase to over $3 trillion by 2030.

What do you think of yet another big corporation using blockchain technology? Let us know in the comments below!


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Hong-Kong Based Exchange OKEx Plans to Move to Malta

· April 15, 2018 · 4:00 pm

OKEx, one of the largest exchanges in the world, has announced plans to move to the European island, Malta. This announcement came quickly after a similar announcement made by Binance, one of OKEx’s main competitors.


In an attempt to gain an understanding of the political climate around cryptocurrencies in Malta, OKEx’s executives met with the Maltese government. While many EU countries are taking a standoff-ish, if not downright hostile, approach to cryptocurrency, Malta – which aims to become a ‘global pioneer’ for cryptocurrency – has proven to be extremely welcoming to crypto and blockchain businesses.

Currently, OKEx only offers crypto to crypto trading along with a futures market. OKEx is currently based in Hong Kong, which has probably made it difficult for the exchange to obtain the required licenses to allow for a fiat gateway to be opened in collaboration with banking systems.  However, some suspect that with the move to Malta, that the exchange will open fiat to crypto trading, which will become an essential part of any successful exchange in the near future. 

OKEx CEO Chris Lee stated:

We look forward to working with the Malta government as it is forward thinking and shares many of our same values: the most important of which are protection of traders and the general public, compliance with Anti Money Laundering and Know Your Customer standards, and recognition of the innovation and importance of continued development in the Blockchain ecosystem.

Malta – a Global Pioneer for All Things Crypto

Since the rise of the cryptocurrency industry, Malta has been continually open to accepting companies who are looking for a bit more wiggle room with regard to regulations. As a result of this, Malta has established itself as the crypto and blockchain ‘go to’ locale as more startups and exchanges flock to the country.

Malta - a Global Pioneer for All Things Crypto

Earlier in 2018, Malta’s government announced their plans for a new segment of the government called the Digital Innovation Authority which aims to provide full legitimacy for blockchain and cryptocurrency companies alike.

It is unlikely that Malta will be averse to any legitimate cryptocurrency or blockchain company in the future as their policy plans indicate that they are willing to keep cryptocurrency rules minimal.

OKEx Chief Risk Officer and Head of Government Relations noted:

Malta’s Virtual Financial Asset Act is a solid foundation for the industry and the government to work together in fostering the nascent blockchain/digital asset industry. More specifically, Malta’s sound risk-based approach will help cultivate a responsible, compliant, and healthy ecosystem.

Do you think that the cryptocurrency and related technology industry will flourish in Malta? If not, where else? Let us know in the comments!


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Venezuela Decrees Petro ‘Cryptocurrency’ as Legal Tender

· April 14, 2018 · 5:00 pm

All transactions involving government institutions in Venezuela must now accept Petro — the first ever state-issued cryptocurrency — as legal tender, according to an official proclamation in the country’s Official Gazette on April 9. From that date, every such institution has 120 days to comply.


All Petro Everything

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has ordered all institutions under the government’s umbrella to accept Petro as legal tender.

As reported by Bloomberg, the government of Venezuela has created a National Cryptocurrency Treasury which will be the sole regulator of all digital assets in the oil-rich country. Abrahan Landaeta has been appointed to lead the Cryptocurrency Treasury, while Anthoni Camilo Torres has likewise been appointed as the head of virtual exchanges.

Maduro Dancing to His Own Tune

The decree isn’t particularly surprising, given Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s ultra-bullish stance on his government’s pet project, which he claims has already raked in $5 billion from Chinese, Russian and Mexican investors. However, these numbers come directly from Maduro’s administration, and many are skeptical as to their accuracy.

Venezuela is currently in the throes of severe economic issues, including hyperinflation. As noted by Bloomberg, “The International Monetary Fund forecasts inflation will hit 13,000 percent by year-end, while the economy is set to contract 15 percent.” Meanwhile, extreme food shortages have led to malnourishment and hunger, while unemployment continues to skyrocket. No matter how bullish one might be on cryptocurrency, it’s difficult to see how Petro could effectively solve these problems.

The Role of the Petro

From an objective viewpoint, it’s also difficult to understand why any foreign investor would purchase Petro tokens, other than as a means of circumventing U.S.-imposed economic sanctions against Maduro’s government.

Petro is supposedly backed by the oil-rich country’s natural resource, but some experts claim that oil has yet to be drilled — and the government itself isn’t even in complete control of the nation’s oil-drilling operations. Furthermore, the token’s only use case has thus far been to pay Venezuelan taxes, though it appears that it will soon be used to pay for anything and everything government related.

Cryptocurrency research sites that actually took the time to examine the state-issued cryptocurrency have unanimously labeled it a scam.

What do you think about Petro’s increased importance in Venezuela’s plan to save itself from complete and utter economic collapse? Let us know in the comments below!


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Yahoo! Japan Enters the Crypto Field: Acquires Minority Stake in Tokyo Crypto Exchange

· April 13, 2018 · 5:00 pm

Yahoo! Japan Corp announced on Friday its intentions to purchase a minority stake in BitARG Exchange Tokyo. The deal builds on the increasing mainstream acceptance of cryptocurrencies in the country on behalf of business in the face of some of the most prominent Japanese companies.


Getting Involved in the Crypto Field

As reported by Reuters, Yahoo! Japan Corp is set to buy a minority stake in a Tokyo-based, FSA-approved crypto exchange. The hope of Japan’s number #2 most popular and visited website is to completely dismiss concerns associated with security as well as to get involved in the cryptocurrency field. It’s safe to say that the move has its merit, as the company has had its fair share of security breaches in recent years.

Yahoo! is set to buy out a 40% stake off BitARG Exchange through one of its subsidiaries. The official launch of the services is scheduled to start sometime this autumn.

Even though official financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, a person close to the matter said that the purchase amount is likely to be close to two or three billion yen, which is the rough equivalent of $18.6 to $27.9 million.

Serious Mainstream Business Adoption

Serious Mainstream Business Adoption

It seems that the Country of Eight Islands is becoming a hot spot for the crypto field – not only for individuals but also for businesses.

The Yahoo! deals follow recent moves of other major Japanese companies. Earlier last week, a leading local financial services firm confirmed the purchase of Coincheck – a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange which had suffered a hacker attack earlier in the year, setting it back with upwards of $430 million in compensation to its users.

Going further, back in January, the country’s largest messaging service, Line Corp, has also attested its interest in the field, applying for cryptocurrency exchange license.

Do you think Yahoo!’s deal will attribute to the development of the cryptocurrency field in the country? Will other big players follow? Please let us know in the comments below!


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Mike Novogratz Hires Goldman Sachs Exec for Crypto Merchant Bank

· April 12, 2018 · 3:30 pm

Famous cryptocurrency investor and trader Mike Novogratz has hired a Goldman Sachs executive for his cryptocurrency merchant bank.


 $40K Bitcoin by End of 2018?

Last November, Mike Novogratz made headlines when he predicted that Ethereum would hit $500 by the end of 2017 and Bitcoin could reach $40K by the end of 2018. Novogratz’s prediction for Ethereum proved true as the cryptocurrency actually surpassed $500 and even almost hit $1400.

Mike Novogratz

Since then, the whole cryptocurrency market experienced a major “shakedown” and dropped from a total market capitalization of over $8oo billion to $260 billion. The big correction may have caused uncertainty for retail traders, but many institutional investors are confident that a correction to the market was due and will soon stabilize. Some analysts predict that the total market cap for cryptocurrency could far surpass its old all-time high.

From Wall Street to Cryptocurrencies

This optimism for the cryptocurrency space is leading quite a few people from Wall Street to make the jump into the crypto world. One of the more notable of these individuals is Mike Novogratz, who was one of the first institutional investors to start seeing a future for cryptocurrencies.

Novogratz didn’t only bring millions of dollars to the cryptocurrency space, but he also brought years of trading and investing experience that he gained from Wall Street. Last December, the legendary investor announced that he would launch one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency hedge funds. The fund was supposed to launch on December 15th but, due to uncertainty in the market situation, was put on ice. He then turned his attention to creating a merchant bank, Galaxy Digital, that would serve the blockchain and cryptocurrency space back in January.

merchant bank

But Novogratz won’t be investing alone. According to CNBC, Novogratz has hired Goldman Sachs executive Richard Kim for the position of the chief operating officer for Galaxy Digital. Even though Novogratz’s fund launch is still paused, he stated the following to CNBC:

We are still feverishly building out a full merchant bank for crypto, i.e., I am still very bullish on the space.

The new hire is part of an ongoing trend and shows that, in the future, more Wall Street executives may switch from traditional trading instruments like stocks and bonds to a market with a brighter future, such as cryptocurrency and digital assets.

What are your thoughts on Novogratz’s decision to hire a Goldman Sachs executive for his COO? Do you think that the fund will eventually be launched and receive interest from non-cryptocurrency investors? Let us know in the comments below!


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Is CoinJanitor an ICO or a Community Project?

· April 11, 2018 · 3:30 pm

With more than 4,500 cryptocurrencies currently in circulation, many are bound to be functionally dead. This poses insurmountable challenges for users of such currencies, who are holding coins and tokens that cannot be used or traded. CoinJanitor – a community-driven project with high hopes of restoring the lost value for these users – has a solution that will benefit both dead coin holders and supporters across the space.


What is CoinJanitor Anyway?

CoinJanitor is a community-driven project which attempts to unlock the inaccessible value of so-called ‘dead coins’. While there is no commonly accepted definition for what a dead coin is, significant value remains trapped in projects which are not functioning, are not being maintained, or have a zero hash rate, producing no blocks in a couple of years, for example.

The plan is to generate a convertible asset that users who are in possession of failed cryptocurrencies can obtain in exchange for their ‘dead coins’. This would be the first and only asset in the market that was designed for the sole purpose of buying dead coins out.

The asset in question is the CoinJanitor (JAN) token. By exchanging dead coins for JAN tokens, users will be able to restore value previously locked within the blockchain. JAN tokens will be traded on several crypto exchanges and users will be able to obtain other crypto assets or fiat in exchange for them. This plays a central role to the project itself since it prevents dead coins from gaining any kind of liquidity in the open markets.

Consolidating dead coin communities under the umbrella of CoinJanitor will allow the project to take its very first step towards sanitizing the entire crypto economy while creating a network effect. Naturally, the next step will be to effectively eliminate all the coins which were exchanged for JAN tokens and deliver a proven, actionable mechanism for ‘coin recycling’. This would enable a future where no value would be trapped within the blockchain.

Identifying Dead Coins

The CoinJanitor project has already set forth differentiating criteria and basic requirements which need to be fulfilled for a coin to be deemed dead or failed, in light of the lack of consensus around the definition of what a dead coin is. The profiling of such coins is absolutely central to the project and, as such some of the parameters which are being emphasized on are:

  • Date of inception
  • Trade volume
  • Hashrate
  • Status of exchange listing
  • Social Activity
  • Forum Activity
  • Development commits
  • Others of the kind

Needless to say, a project having its date of inception a year ago with no functioning website, delisted crypto asset, no notable social activity and lack of development commits could be deemed as ‘dead’ or ‘failed’.

More Than Your Regular ICO

There is a certain dichotomy within the project itself. On one hand itis a community-driven project which is aiming to restore and add value to users holding ‘dead coins’, contributors and the market as a whole through positive externalities. Nevertheless, the project is issuing a token on a public sale – ICO.

The project plans to include its supporters and contributors in the way the initiative operates in the future. Community members will be able to make suggestions as to the new ways and tools which need to be developed so that the project can better carry out its mission in the future, making it a community-driven effort.

As the community grows, the network effect, as well as the overall market reach of the project, will have a beneficial impact on all of its members. What is more, the crypto community at large shall benefit from the subsequent reduction in resource dilution that cryptocurrency markets are facing now. This makes it a unique project that on one hand will seek support via an ICO and on the other hand is seeking to build a community around it in a way that no other ICO has in the past, achieving goals that will deliver a wide range of benefits to all cryptocurrency enthusiasts..

Bringing Back the Balance Is An Expensive Endeavor

Bringing Back the Balance Is An Expensive Endeavor

Restoring value and bringing back the balance within the crypto economy is not a cheap undertaking. At the end of the day, this is a challenging endeavor which has already consumed thousands of hours and dollars.

Widespread media coverage, as well as serious funding, is needed to achieve the ambitious goals the venture has set forth. Hence, the ICO. The value proposition for everyone involved in the project is clear, which makes this a special community-drive endeavor as well.

The ICO is the most effective and appropriate model to introduce CoinJanitor to the market as it allows the project to achieve its mission. Through the ICO, the project shall attempt to acquire supporters and contributors who would later on fuel the initiative and support the much needed cleansing of the crypto economy as it stands right now.

The CoinJanitor project makes a prominent attempt to provide a lot of added value for those who support it and the community as a whole, while cleansing the entire crypto economy in the process.

You can find out more about the CoinJanitor project as well as follow recent announcements and its current state of progress on the project’s website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or follow the live discussions held on Telegram.

Can CoinJanitor effectively carry out its stated mission while it creates value for everyone involved? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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Bank of America: History’s Greatest Bubble Has Popped, But For Real This Time

· April 10, 2018 · 4:30 pm

Ignoring pretty much every piece of information outside of Bitcoin’s chart, Bank of America has officially announced that the greatest bubble in history is popping, but for real this time. 


The Greatest Bubble in History

For at least the 279th time, Bitcoin is dead.

As noted by Bloomberg, Bank of America’s Chief Investment Strategist Michael Harnett made the claim that the gold standard of cryptocurrency’s bubble has popped in a Sunday note. “The cryptocurrency is tracking the downfalls of the other massive asset-price bubbles in history less than one year out from its record,” claims the media company’s report.

Additional explanations from the North Carolina-based multinational financial services company, however, are not provided.

price bubbbles

Conveniently Ignoring the Facts

Bank of America’s FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) comes at a time when Bitcoin is struggling to maintain price action above $7000. It also, conveniently, fails to take into account the dominant cryptocurrency by market capitalization’s past parabolic runs and subsequent falls, which illustrate that the current situation is — more or less — par for the course.

Bank of America also apparently glosses over the cryptocurrency’s major developments, including the exciting Lightning Network — a second layer payment protocol which enables instant transactions between participating nodes and solves the scalability problem plaguing Bitcoin’s recent history.

Furthermore, Bank of America seems to care less about the increased interest in Bitcoin trading from ultra-rich insitutional investors like George Soros and the Rockefeller family — both of which have officially signaled their intentions to trade cryptocurrency.

The bank also fails to mention the New York Stock Exchange’s interest in listing Bitcoin futures contracts and the SEC’s potential allowance of Bitcoin ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) — both of which signal increased legitimacy.

Bank of America

America’s second largest bank has, however, expressed its fear of Bitcoin in the past. In February, Bank of America wrote in a Securities and Exchange Commission report:

The widespread adoption of new technologies, including internet services, cryptocurrencies and payment systems, could require substantial expenditures to modify or adapt our existing products and services.

The major bank has also contributed to the alleged popping of the Bitcoin bubble, having banned credit card purchases in the beginning of February — conveniently when the cryptocurrency market had just started to really roll downhill.

How much credence do you give Bank of America’s FUD-filled statements? Do you think Bitcoin is a bubble? Let us know in the comments below!


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