Tech, Week 19 ’18

Minor and major recent milestones in Top-50 coins and tokens, except for meetups and hackatons.

Cardano (ADA) signed partnership with Metaps Plus

Metaps Plus is one of the largest mobile payment platforms in South Korea with over 10 Million mobile to offline transactions across over 40,000 offline stores to date. They will use ADA 'in over 33,000 offline franchise stores and promotions partnering with named franchise who are current Metaps Plus’ partners by Q3, 2018'.

Neo (NEO) Global Capital Partners With Fenbushi Capital To Expand The Neo Ecosystem

NewEconoLabs (NEL) announced a partnership between NEO Global Capital (NGC) and Fenbushi Capital for Neo’s Name Service Project (NNS). The partnership allows users to create .neo domains that can be used instead of public keys as a receiving address when making transfers.

Lisk (LSK) has just announced its updates

A new version of Lisk Hub 0.6.0 has been released, which allows users to see the amount of Lisk they are sending in fiat and makes it easier for them to differentiate between various types of transactions, especially the delegate vote transaction part.

Nvidia Expects 2/3 Decrease In Sales To Crypto Miners In The Next Quarter

Nvidia announced that they had a successful 1st quarter in terms of sales, in part due to cryptocurrency-related sales boosting their revenues by 10%. Despite the good news, Nvidia expects that sales generated by cryptocurrency enthusiasts will decrease by over ⅔ over the 2nd quarter, which ends in 2 months.

Tron (TRX) Adds Virtual Machine TronVM V.0.1 Launch To The Schedule

Rolling out simultaneously with the launch of its independence from Ethereum’s network, a virtual machine release was announced. Justin Sun revealed that TronVM v.0.1 will be launched on May 25th. This release will ensure that all of the dAPPs that were initially built on the Tron platform based on Ethereum can seamlessly migrate their projects.

Litecoin (LTC) Now Functions In A Cross-Blockchain Decentralized Application

Blocknet has confirmed in a tweet yesterday that Litecoin (LTC) is now matching with the Blocknet protocol. This infers that LTC can now function in a cross-blockchain decentralized application (dApps).

Wanchain Progress Update —13 May 2018

Alpha Testnet Form for Wanchain 2.0 will be released in the coming days.

Cross-Border Payment Pilot Test Using Ripple Technology

Mitsubishi Corporation, MUFG Bank, Bank of Ayudhya, a Thailand-based subsidiary of MUFG Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank, today jointly announced the commencement of a pilot test for moving real funds over RippleNet, with the objective of making cross-border payments more convenient and further improving the capital efficiency of corporate groups.

Gemini Became the World’s First Licensed Zcash Exchange

Starting on Saturday, May 19th at 9:30am EDT, customers will be able to start depositing Zcash into their Gemini accounts. Trading will begin on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30am EDT. New trading pairs on Gemini: ZEC/USD, ZEC/ETH, ZEC/BTC.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) May 15th Hard Fork: Everything You Need To Know

There are three main changes: the maximum block size is being increased from 8MB to 32MB, several Bitcoin script operation code (op codes) are being added/reactivated, and the OP_RETURN data carrier size is being increased from 80 bytes to 220 bytes.

Waves Smart Contracts Arrive on the Testnet

The implementation of Waves smart contracts is scheduled to take place in two stages. First, we will see non-Turing complete contracts offering basic functionality and features. Once those are thoroughly vetted and found to be secure, the next stage will roll out. That phase will lead to fully Turing complete contracts.

Q&A with Loi Luu, Founder & CEO of Kyber Network

Loi discusses many topics including updates for 2018, some challenges with the DEX project, and advice for newcomers.

LTC

115.12 USD
-7.04%

XRP

0.4543 USD
-4.39%

TRX

0.03416 USD
-3.10%

BCH

437.73 USD
-3.73%

ZEC

85.65 USD
-5.60%

NEO

12.57 USD
-10.29%

ADA

0.09184 USD
-7.41%

WAVES

2.74 USD
-0.64%

WAN

0.4134 USD
-7.50%

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Bitcoin & Crypto Market Near Key Juncture: LTC, BNB, BCH, TRX Analysis

The total crypto market cap declined towards the $235.0B level and recently corrected higher. Bitcoin price is also correcting higher, but it is facing hurdles near $9,800 and $10,000. Binance coin (BNB) price recovered more than 10% and broke the $27.00 resistance area. Litecoin (LTC) price rallied recently above the $80.00 and $85.00 resistance levels. BCH price is slowly approaching towards the key $300 resistance area. Tron (TRX) price is up around 10% and it is currently trading above the $0.0220 level. The crypto market cap and bitcoin (BTC) are currently near an important juncture. Ethereum (ETH), BNB, litecoin, ripple, BCH, TRX, XLM and EOS are showing signs of a short term recovery. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis After a sharp decline below the $300 level, BCH price found support near the $270 level against the US Dollar. The BCH/USD pair started an upside correction and traded above the $280 and $290 levels. It seems like the price is slowly recovering and it could soon test the key $300 resistance level. If there is an upside break above $300, the price could correct towards the $320 level. If not, the price is likely to decline again below the $290 and $280 level in the near term. Binance Coin (BNB), Litecoin (LTC) and Tron (TRX) Price Analysis Binance coin (BNB) price found strong support near the $24.00 level and it recently started an upward move. BNB price broke the $25.00 and $26.50 resistance levels. It even broke the $27.00 resistance and it may soon test the $27.50 resistance level. Litecoin price found support near the $75.00 level after a massive decline. LTC price jumped higher recently and broke the $80.00 resistance level. The price is up more than 12% and it is approaching towards the $92.00 and $95.00 resistance levels, where sellers could emerge. Tron price tested the $0.0200 support level and recently corrected higher. TRX price is up around 10% and it broke the $0.0215 and $0.0220 resistance levels. The next key resistance on the upside is near the $0.0230 and $0.0232 levels. Looking at the total cryptocurrency market cap 4-hours chart, there was a downside extension below the $250.0B support area. The market cap moved towards the $235.0B level and formed a swing low at $234.9B. It recently corrected higher and broke the $245.0B and $250.0B resistance levels. However, there is a strong resistance formed near the $260.0B level and a bearish trend line, which is currently acting as a barrier. If there is an upside break above the trend line, there could be a decent comeback n bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, litecoin, ripple, binance coin, BCH, TRX, XMR, XLM and other altcoins in the near term. Bitcoin & Crypto Market Near Key Juncture: LTC, BNB, BCH, TRX Analysis was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by Aayush JindalThe post Bitcoin & Crypto Market Near Key Juncture: LTC, BNB, BCH, TRX Analysis appeared first on NewsBTC.
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Japan Plans To Build A “SWIFT-LIKE” Blockchain Payment Network

According to an insider familiar with the matter on Thursday, the Japanese government is leading innovation to build a payment network for cryptocurrencies similar to SWIFT used by banks. This news comes in an effort of the Japanese government to fight financial crimes and money laundering. According to the report,  these are issues resulting from either the adoption and/or use of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the region. As the innovation is yet to be made public. The insider source, whose identity is not certain for security reasons, clarified that the innovation is in active development. The new crypto payment system would allow for a much easier mode of settlements, transaction speed, and cost-effectiveness. According to the source, the Japanese government aims to corporate with other countries in achieving this accomplishment. The developments would be monitored by the Intergovernmental Financial Task Force (FATF). The development, according to the report was proposed by the Japanese Ministry of Finance and approved by the FATF in June of this year and plans of implementation have since then begun. Japan is known to have widely adopted the blockchain technology and made many innovations from its building blocks. The country leads a pack including other countries which have active blockchain and cryptocurrency regulatory practices and allows for active developments in the blockchain and crypto space. Although recently, Japan was one of the countries which disapproved of the much controversial Facebook cryptocurrency, Libra. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) too recently went against the idea of central banks developing national cryptocurrencies. The nation has been investing heavily in developing itself using the blockchain as a means of substantial economic growth and developments. At the moment, no regulatory measures have been taken by the country’s Financial Service Agency (FSA) and how this new crypto payment network would be regulated. The post Japan Plans To Build A “SWIFT-LIKE” Blockchain Payment Network appeared first on Coingape.
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Ripple Price (XRP) Signaling Fresh Increase While Bitcoin Still Below $10K

Ripple price found support near the $0.2830 level and recovered recently against the US dollar. The price traded above the $0.2940 resistance and the $0.3000 pivot level. This week’s followed bearish trend line was breached with resistance near $0.3040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The price is now trading with a few positive signs above the $0.3050 support area. Ripple price is currently trading with a bullish angle against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP price could extend its recovery if there is an upside break above the $0.3230 resistance area. Ripple Price Analysis Yesterday, we saw a strong drop in bitcoin and Ethereum, but dips were limited in ripple price against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair broke the $0.2940 support level and traded to a new monthly low. A swing low was formed near $0.2833 and recently the price started an upside correction. There was a break above the $0.2940 and $0.3000 resistance levels to start a recovery. Moreover, this week’s followed bearish trend line was breached with resistance near $0.3040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. It opened the doors for more gains above the $0.3150 resistance. However, the upward move is facing hurdles near the $0.0.3230 and $0.3240 resistance levels. As a result, the price corrected gains below $0.3150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Besides, there was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $0.2833 low to $0.3248 high. However, there are many supports on the downside near the $0.3050 and $0.3040 levels. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $0.2833 low to $0.3248 high is also near the $0.3040 level. There is also a connecting bullish trend line forming with support at $0.3045 on the same chart. Therefore, the price is likely to find bids near the $0.3040 or $0.3050 level. Below the trend line and $0.3040, the price may perhaps test the $0.3000 pivot level. On the upside, the main resistance is near the $0.3230 and $0.3240 levels. If there is a convincing break above $0.3240, the price could accelerate gains in the near term. Looking at the chart, ripple price remains well bid above the $0.3040 level. As long as there is no close below $0.3000, the price is likely to continue higher. A clear break above $0.3240 might push the price to $0.3450. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for XRP/USD is likely to gain strength in the bullish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for XRP/USD is currently above the 50 level, with a bullish angle. Major Support Levels – $0.3050, $0.3040 and $0.3000. Major Resistance Levels – $0.3230, $0.3240 and $0.3320. Ripple Price (XRP) Signaling Fresh Increase While Bitcoin Still Below $10K was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by Aayush JindalThe post Ripple Price (XRP) Signaling Fresh Increase While Bitcoin Still Below $10K appeared first on NewsBTC.
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