Market cap of crypto currencies reached $800 billion today, adding more than $200 billion in first week of 2018 alone.
Crypto market is on a dream run, in 2017, market reached all time high at $600 billion in total value, but if you are thinking that market has already seen its peak then you need to think again because numbers from first week of 2018 will blow your mind.
Crypto market started 2018 with a market cap of around $600 billion and as of today, 6th Jan 2018, total market cap of crypto currencies currently stands at around $800 according to coinmarketcap, that’s $200 billion addition in total value which is a massive number, analysts are estimating that Crypto market could reach the value of $10 trillion in coming years. It is very much possible that Crypto market reach the value of 1 trillion in coming weeks.
Top 3 crypto currencies according to their market cap
- Bitcoin (Market cap $280 Billion)
- Ripple (Market cap of $120 Billion)
- Ethereum (Market cap of $100 billion)
Is Toronto Next to Accept Bitcoin for Property Taxes?
Toronto is the biggest city of Canada with a population of more than 6 million. It’s also one of the leading global financial centers which makes it an attractive place for investors.
Bitcoin has emerged as the leading cryptocurrency in the world and attracted a lot of attention from financial investors. There are many crypto exchanges and investors in Toronto, which makes it an important destination for crypto startups and investors.
Recently, there has been a surge in usage of Bitcoin in the Real Estate world as lot of companies around the world are now accepting Bitcoin for buying and selling of properties. In April 2019, Innisfil, A town located in Ontario, at a distance of about 1 hour drive from Toronto, announced that they will accept Bitcoin for property taxes at the municipal level. In July this year, Richmond Hill announced that they are ready to accept Bitcoin as a payment method for property taxes.
Evan Kuhn, Co-Founder of a Toronto based crypto exchange Coinberry believes that integration of Bitcoin as a payment method for property taxes in Toronto can reduce cost, not only for tax payers, but for municipalities as well. Kuhn mentioned
“It doesn’t cost homeowners to use the service, and it costs the municipalities far less in processing fees”
“A credit card company charges a 3% fee,” he said. “Our fee is .5%, so that’s a lot more beneficial for the municipalities.”
He further explained the entire process to make it simple for the users and for the authorities. “When a resident makes a payment through our exchange, the company immediately converts the Bitcoin into Canadian Dollars and pays the relevant authority, so in basic concept this entire process works like a credit card system but with lower fee for both parties”
Morning Crypto Roundup
- Crypto market entered into a consolidation phase, with market cap at around $265 billion, market is currently trading in a range
- Bitcoin stays above $10,000
- Gray scale reported in a recent report that there are 7.1 million active Bitcoin users worldwide with more than 32 million Bitcoin wallets.
- After Innisfil and Richmond Hills, is Toronto next to explore an opportunity to pay property taxes through Bitcoin?
- According to a report from CryptoCompare.com, Untrusted crypto exchanges are dominating the crypto volume with more than 2/3 share