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Mysterium delisted

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Bittrex’ coin posting and delisting approach has for quite some time been a puzzle to untouchables, who have attempted to comprehend it. That secret extended for the current week after the trade declared that it was removing Mysterium, a coin it just included a year ago which still had respectable exchange volume. Endless supply of the delisting, Mysterium and Apex – the other coin booked for expulsion – plunged sharply.

 

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

There was once a time when Bittrex was the site that all new coins aspired to be listed on, the event guaranteeing an instant jump in price. It is no coincidence that exchanges such as Binance, Gate.io, and Kucoin have prospered since Bittrex fell quiet. Traders, who once urged their followers to sign up at the US exchange, now urge their audience to take their custom elsewhere, to pastures where the coins are fresher and the growth is higher.

The quantity of coins accessible on Bittrex has been consistently dropping since a year, week by week and month to month delistings – ordinarily of coins with a low exchanging volume – have not been replaced by new participants. On Saturday, the trade posted notice that Apex (APX), Bitcoindark (BTCD), and Mysterium (MYST) would be expelled on January 26. There were couple of complains at the misfortune BTCD; the security coin advertise is getting swarmed and it is generally expected that Bittrex will list Bitcoin Private when it forks from Zclassic in the coming weeks.

 

The removal of Mysterium is quite literally a mystery though, so much so that the token’s developers were prompted to email the exchange to find out why. The response was less than convincing, with Bittrex proffering:

We encourage you to request relisting when you have completed and fully implemented the basic application for which you intend YOUR token to be used and both the application and token can be used by the general public.

 

To this, the group behind the VPN token clarified in a blog post: “according to Bittrex listing policy, they claim all authority to delist a coin if its item isn’t yet actualized, which is the situation for Mysterium.” They included: “Everyone understands that it requires investment to build a decentralized VPN with payments (where the token could be utilized). This is the reason we’re still in negotiations with Bittrex however connecting with different trades as well.”

Bittrex, why you Delist?

It appears to be odd for Bittrex to have singled out Mysterium, a token that was just included June 2017, for evacuation. There are many different coins that likewise meet the criteria of having a place with a venture that isn’t completely working. Illustrations incorporate Enigma and Power Ledger, both of which were included November 2017. Year ago’s ICO tokens are additionally no place close having a MVP prepared, which means their exclusive utilize is speculative instrument.

The evacuation of Apex is additionally another head-scratcher; the coin surged to a record high of $30 on January 13, just for terrible news from Bittrex to sent it toppling the distance down to the $11 stamp. It has been estimated that the expulsion of MYST, APX, and furthermore Bitshares, half a month sooner, may have been an endeavor to abstain from falling foul of securities law. US exchanges are paranoid about running into trouble with the SEC. Bitfinex has ceased its US operations altogether, while Bittrex’ token removal policy suggests it is also closely scrutinizing the law.

With 95% of the Mysterium trading volume and 92% of Apex occurring on Bittrex, both tokens have been hit hard by the news. The projects’ developers are learning something that users of exchanges such as Bittrex have known for a while: excess of centralization is a bad thing.

 

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Australian Taxation Office warned against crypto retirement funds

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Regulatory authorities around the world have tighten the grip on crypto projects. Taxation authorities like Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are the latest to join the list with strong initiatives.

Australian Taxation Office recently sent warning letters to the investors who have invested a large part of their retirement savings in crypto related funds. ATO sent these letters in order to warn investors against high risk investments like crypto. One of the key responsibilities of regulatory authorities and taxation authorities is to keep investors away from high risk investment schemes.

A spokesman from ATO told local media that “We have already seen instances in 2018 where investors lost significant amount of their retirement fund in crypto investments, so it’s our duty to make them aware about the kind of risk crypto market posses”. The spokesman further explained that they are also against the huge exposure in any single asset class. “We are not saying that we are all and all against the crypto market or crypto assets, but we are more concerned about the kind of exposure these crypto retirement funds have in single crypto asset like Bitcoin”

“If an investor is putting more than 90% of his retirement savings in crypto then obviously it is at high risk and that’s what we discourage, we have no issues in diversified portfolios but if crypto retirement funds are having 100% exposure in crypto assets then we have to warn investors about the potential losses.

Self-Managed-Super Funds (SMSFs)

SMSFs are type of retirement accounts privately managed by individuals rather than the institutions or regulated financial companies. Australian Securities and Investments Commission also supports ATO’s decision, in a recent statement ASIC said

“Be wary of services offering to establish an SMSF for you in order to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies. Not only does operating an SMSF involve significant time, skills and responsibility, you may also be putting your retirement savings at risk”

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“Coinbase seeing $200-400 million in new crypto deposits every week”: Armstrong 

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CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong says that “Adoption of crypto by Institutions is no more an uncertainty. The question was valid about 12 months ago, but now everything has changed as we’re seeing $200-400 million a week in new crypto deposits from institutional clients”

In a recent tweet, Armstrong further says that trust and safety means a lot to crypto investors and Coinbase is on a mission to provide safe infrastructure to institutional clients in order to increase adoption.

Coinbase has completed acquisition of Xapo which helped them in institutional business. In a recent blogpost, Coinbase further mentioned that in just one year of launch, Coinbase custody has reached a staggering number of $7 billion of assets under custody, stored on behalf of 120 clients from 14 different countries.

The highlight of today’s tweet from Brian Armstrong was the numbers from Institutional investors. Safety have always been a big issue for investors and that’s why there were lot of discussions regarding adoption of crypto at Institutional level, but with $200 – 400 million coming into Coinbase every week, we can easily say that crypto adoption at institutional level is no more a question, it’s a reality.

The way forward 

We already discussed about the importance of safety of funds in crypto market, but in order to increase adoption, crypto market must create new traders. Traders love leverage, borrowing and lending which allows them to trade the market even with limited resources. Retail forex market is a prime example of such facilities. Coinbase did mentioned in the blogpost that they are excited to explore new ways to monetize and leverage crypto assets like borrowing and lending.

Bitcoin ETF

Decision about the Bitcoin ETF by securities and exchange commission is pending in October. Exchange traded fund approval from SEC can open new doors for crypto adoption at an institutional level.

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