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Cryptocurrencies are new version of “Swiss Bank Accounts”

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Crypto currency craze is on the rise, investors around the world are pouring their money into crypto currencies, making crypto market one of the hottest markets in the world.

One of the biggest fears that crypto market posses is money from black market, like drugs and illegal funds. Governments around the world are trying to make sure crypto market is free from all that but risk is still there as there is no record or tracking in most of the cases, so there are possibilities that illegal funds are major part of the crypto market.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called on the world’s 20 biggest economies to work together to make sure cryptocurrencies don’t “become the next Swiss bank account.” Well that’s a big statement on the issue because some of the leaders around the world already expressed their concerns about the emergence of crypto currencies as heaven for Tax evasion, Indian prime minister Modi and UK prime minister May are the most prominent names came out with these views.

Swiss Bank accounts served as heaven for all the black money in the world for about 2 decades but with the emergence of terrorist financing in the world, Swiss government changed laws and made them more transparent and strict in order to stop any possibility of money from drug trafficking or terrorist financing.

Cryptocurrencies are pretty much similar in nature 

Cryptocurrencies are pretty much similar in this case as digital currencies are getting a piece of $10 trillion of hidden assets around the world, so according to that there is still enough space within crypto market to attract large part of that hidden market assets, but that all depends upon the regulation structure of all these currencies, it will be interesting to see how government reacts to all these developments within the crypto market.

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Take a Crypto Pill

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Crypto market is crashing, we all know that, panic sellers are taking over the market with massive sell-off. You can’t control that, just calm down and take a Crypto Pill to make things easy.

Crypto Pill is the term being used by industry leaders to make things calm down from recent fiasco, yesterday a leaked news from CFTC about Bitfinex and Tether made things even more difficult for crypto traders, short sellers went all into the market with massive short bets, and they won, Bitcoin price slipped below $10000 level to as low as $9500, but later on recovered to $10K , but selling pressure is still there.

First South Korea and now US

First it was South Korea, the country with massive trading volumes in crypto market, they announced to ban anonymous crypto trading and ban took place effective from 30th Jan 2018, then a sudden news came from US market when Bloomberg broke the news that US financial regulatory authority CFTC investigating Tether and Bitfinex, but later on it was confirmed that news was from December last year, which made market calm down a little bit after all that tension and hype about US crackdown on crypto currencies.

HODLers will take over market soon

Despite of all this fiasco, Hodlers are still holding their Crypto currencies, they are not giving up and they holding for their dear life, it is very much possible that they take over this market in near future, making another uptrend in coming months.

 

 

 

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Venezuela is the cheapest country to mine Bitcoin

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Cost of mining one Bitcoin in Venezuela is just $531 

Most expensive country to mine Bitcoin is South Korea, where cost of mining one bitcoin is $26,170

After recent crackdown by Chinese Government on Bitcoin miners, most talked about topic in bitcoin community is that which country would Chinese Bitcoin miners chose to shift, as many research firms were working to find the best possible option for the miners, one of the best option is Venezuela, where cost of mining one bitcoin is the cheapest, just $531, as compared to China where cost of mining one bitcoin $3172.

Others with lower costs are Bangladesh, Belarus, Paraguay, Serbia and Trinidad & Tobago. The most expensive is South Korea at $26,170 per coin. The U.S. cost is $4,675.
Calculations for the amount of energy consumed were based on the average usage of three popular types of mining equipment: the AntMiner S7, the AntMiner S9 and the Avalon.

Bitcoin mining consumes a lot of energy and according to one estimate, Bitcoin mining currently consuming energy which is more than 159 countries, including countries like Ireland

Bitcoin mining leading surge in global electricity consumption

 

 

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Crypto trading volumes are dropping

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Volumes in crypto market are dropping, indicating an alarming situation. Crypto market started this year on a good note but later on crashed to low levels, apart from Ethereum, all other major crypto currencies are down for 2018, but one of the most alarming situations in this matter is that trading volumes on different exchanges are dropping to lowest levels in recent months.

For example, on Bitfinex current trading volume of Bitcoin is at around 25000 which at one point of time was as high as 160000 , which means this volume is not even 20% of its peak volume. Similarly in the case of Ripple, current trading volume is 8 Million which at one point of time was 50 million, so there is an alarming situation in that regards because not only price is dropping but crypto trading volume is also dropping dramatically.

Lack of interest?

One of the key questions that analysts are asking these days is that, is it lack of interest from investors that volumes are so low? may be they have found new investment opportunity in the form of S&P 500 and Gold. Most of the analyst think that this low activity is due to the reason that market speculators are currently out of the market and in wait and watch situation to make an entry point.

Calm before the storm?

Such low volumes and price movement in a tight range suggest that this is the calm before the storm, many regulatory authorities around the world are trying to stop crypto trading by either putting complete ban or by introducing tight laws, so speculators and institutional investors are just waiting for a clear picture so that they can make their bet on it, but one thing is for sure that sooner or later market is due for heavy movement in either direction, so day traders need to watch out.

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