During 2018, the market experienced a tremendous bloodbath, taking with him all the hopes of positive returns from ICOs that year. The bearish trend though ended in 2019, with many prominent projects finally seeing some profits proportional to the potential of their products and services.

After the historical disappointment lived last year, investors have been extremely careful when choosing ICOs or IEOs to invest in. The projects with the best “profiles” have been handpicked with caution, and effectively, those are the ones that have given the maximum returns.

In 2019 in fact, major projects could successfully deliver 3x and 4x…

Technical analysis is a tool that traders use, which simply uses historical data to predict future price action. With the crypto market being both highly unpredictable and still very much in its infancy — this is more difficult than usual. However, we can use significant historical events such as Halving’s and All-Time Highs to form a hypothesis of Bitcoin’s intermediate future.

Bitcoin Liquidity Index — LOG Scale

We have used the Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX) as a tool to showcase our analysis. BLX is able to provide a real-time reference rate for the price of Bitcoin, as well as ensure the most exact spot due to…

2019… WHAT A YEAR!

This time last year BTC was testing key monthly support at almost $3K! Three months later, traders were already into the beginning of a 317% bull run.

What are the most relevant highlights of 2019 and what the future holds for the crypto industry are two questions I will be answering in the next couple of paragraphs.

Major highlights in 2019:

  • Facebook announcing Libra cryptocurrency.
  • Bakkt launching its newest futures contracts.
  • Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) became the new trend, outshining ICOs significantly.
  • Major e-commerce giants such as Walmart, Amazon, and Alibaba entered the game with blockchain…

Is now an opportunity to profit from the best-performing currency in Asia?

A lot of pressure is on NZDUSD and AUDUSD today. New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (QoQ figures) are expected to come out today at 9:45 pm London Time, while Australia’s Employment Change is scheduled to be disclosed at midnight.

Due to some technicals reasons, I will be highlighting in the following paragraphs, a “risk-off” scenario is very probable. Kiwi will be heavily affected if Quarter GDP comes below 0.5%, the same case applies to Aussie if employment data does not meet expectations. According to estimates, NZD Gross Domestic…

Many crypto traders find hard to understand the driving forces behind XRP’s price action. The asset has been a Pandora Box since the very beginning, as its price usually does not mirror the rest of the market. In the next couple of paragraphs, I will be analyzing the Ripple escrow system from the inside.

First and foremost, readers should have clarified the concept of circulating supply. Binance Academy describes the term in the following way:

“The term circulating supply refers to the number of cryptocurrency coins or tokens that are publicly available and circulating in the market. The circulating supply refers to the coins that are accessible to the public and should not be confused with the total supply or max supply”.

It is worth highlighting the fact that circulating supply excludes any programmatic or contractual restrictions. …

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If you don’t know where Liechtenstein is, I encourage you to start researching about it, as this country is leading the industry of tokenized real estate products.

The 25km-long territory has officially approved real estate tokens, being the first EU country in taking an initiative of this kind. Liechtenstein’s financial center has cherished the approval, opening the door for more blockchain innovations to come.

Crowdlitoken was the center of all the headlines as the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) is now allowing the company’s clients to invest in first-class real estate around Europe.

Crowdlitoken made the news public on Twitter by saying:

“The Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) has approved the prospectus for a tokenized real estate investment product! …

According to many analysts in the crypto space, Bitcoin may be officially entering the “Slope Of Enlightenment”. The slope is one of the stages of a tech cycle created by the leading research and advisory company, Gartner. The Gartner Hype Cycle is described by the company as

a methodology gives you a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals. The cycle provides you with a graphical representation of the introduction, maturity, and acceptance of new technologies.”.

Executives, investors…

According to some studies, yes.

Over time, Bitcoin volatility has been a rollercoaster. Back in 2012, BTC price used to surge more than 50% in each spike. Similarly, between 2012 and 2013, BTC rate kept moving at around 30% in every bull run. However, from 2014 onwards, the situation has changed.

Currently, BTC tends to surge and decline between 4% and 10% when the volume is high, while it moves between 2% and 5% when the volume is significantly low.

Why is volatility going down? One hypothesis is adoption. Many analysts are starting to realize that the regulation of BTC…

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At this point, the whole financial and commercial ecosystem is starting to realize that change is inevitable. Deviation from the norm is necessary for progress.

Let’s accept it, current credit mechanisms come with unreasonable associated costs plus, they are time-consuming and complicated. The whole lending industry needs a 360° change. Digitalization is invading the market of every financial product, and banks know it. From UBS, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan, they are all looking for ways to profit from the benefits of blockchain tech.

In 2019, the biggest financial institutions in the world have found a goldmine: crypto-lending facilities and…

At least once in your life, you listen to the effects of inflation and deflation in the world’s economy… now, did you know that those two concepts have also a key role in crypto-economics?

The supply of a coin is a factor many forget during the analysis of long-term prices. A coin could experience deflation when it has a fixed supply and inflation when the amount of produced coins is infinite. Which one is better? Well, there is still a lot of debate in the crypto space. …

Michela Silvestri

◽️Economist&Financial Analyst (Michela Silvestri on LinkedIn) |◾️On Twitter as @MichelaSilvestr

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