Market Analysis Report

17 June 2019

MVIS-CryptoCompare Index

The MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index has closed at 4,820.99 with a loss of 8.91% for the day.

See the live index here

Market Update

At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $6,539 representing a loss of 0.01% in the last 24 hours. More than $800 M worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 19.6% share of the global daily volume. The BTC/JPY pair represents a 59% share.

The Ethereum price has risen 2.06% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $488.51, with over $350 M worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair which has a 33.9% market share of the daily trading volume.

See live charts here and here

Thomson Reuters Data Now Tracking Top 100 Cryptos

Yesterday, Canadian multinational firm Thomson Reuters announced it is expanding its cryptocurrency sentiment data toolkit to cover 100 different cryptocurrencies. The Thomson Reuters MarketPsych Indices Cryptocurrency Sentiment package monitors more than 2,000 global news and 800 social media sites in real-time to determine sentiments such as "excitement" or "hope" using natural language processing combined with machine learning. Thomson Reuters' Global Head of Investing, Pradeep Menon, said:

"Adding a cryptocurrency-focused sentiment feed to our suite of cross-asset solutions has...enabled us to provide our customers with invaluable insights that may help them make strategic investment decisions."

Read more here

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance to Expand to Jersey

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced the expansion of its operations to Jersey. According to an official statement, the exchange has signed a memorandum of understanding with the local organization, Digital Jersey, to collaborate on initiatives designed to increase the Crown dependency's status as a hub for blockchain development. Binance's CEO, Changpeng Zhao explained:

"We have chosen Jersey to be the next big step in our global expansion strategy for its clear and pro-crypto investment and regulatory environment. With its local economy based on a major currency (GBP), and its close proximity to the UK and Western Europe, we are confident the cooperation with Jersey will not only benefit the local economy, but also form a strong operational foundation for our expansion into the rest of Europe.”

Read more here

Tether Used to Manipulate Bitcoin’s Price Last Year, Study Suggests

Stable coin Tether (USDT) has been used to manipulate Bitcoin's price last year, according to the study's authors John Griffin and Amin Shams. The authors stated that the stable coin was used to buy Bitcoin in a coordinated way effectively ensuring its price didn't drop and also that other traders saw buy signals in specific ranges. Griffin said:

"I’ve looked at a lot of markets. If there’s fraud or manipulation in a market it can leave tracks in the data. The tracks in the data here are very consistent with a manipulation hypothesis.”

Read more here

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Security hole in cryptocurrency wallets discovered by Americas Cardroom CEO

Leading online poker room Americas Cardroom recently discovered a smartphone security issue for anyone who uses cryptocurrency wallets. The security issue has nothing to do with online poker and could affect cryptocurrency holders around the world.

In a video posted by the Winning Poker Network (the parent company of popular cryptocurrency poker site Americas Cardroom), CEO Phil Nagy details the security issue he discovered while using a predictive keyboard on his smartphone. The security issue has to do with cryptocurrency holders who use smartphone crypto wallets for iPhone or Android and how SEED words interact with predictive keyboards.

Upon restoring a cryptocurrency wallet using SEED words, it’s possible that a smartphone’s artificial intelligence could inadvertently predict the remaining SEED words, thereby giving hackers easy access to all cryptocurrency in the wallet.

In the video, Nagy notes that while going about his daily business on his iPhone, he happened to type a word that matched his first SEED word. His phone’s artificial intelligence then suggested the remaining 11 words in his SEED sequence.

Nagy notes that if cryptocurrency users are going to restore their wallet using SEED words, it’s a smart idea to turn off the predictive text feature to prevent SEED words from falling into the wrong hands.

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Press Release

State of the Crypto

Bitcoin is down 0.01% at $6,539.740 with a volume of Ƀ132.4k - $846.5M on the USD pairs.

Ether is up 2.11% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.07491 per Ether and up 2.06% against the dollar to $488.51 with average volume Ƀ52.5k on the ETH/BTC pair.

Bitcoin Cash is up 1.44% to Ƀ0.1336 with volumes of Ƀ21.9k and up 1.45% against the dollar at $871.89.

Ripple is up 1.54% to Ƀ0.00008494 with volumes of Ƀ9.7k and up 1.68% against the dollar at $0.5554.

Zcash is down 0.61% for the day to Ƀ0.02933 per ZEC and down 0.32% against the dollar to $192.2 with an average volume of Ƀ4.6k for the 24 hour period.

Litecoin is down 0.89% against the dollar for the day at $96.92 and down 0.74% to Ƀ0.01484 on volumes of Ƀ16.7k.

Dash is up 0.84% at Ƀ0.03972 with Ƀ11.7k volume and up 1.17% against the dollar at $260.38.

Iota is up 6.82% to Ƀ0.0002005 on Ƀ3.6k volume.

Ether Classic is up 3.68% to Ƀ0.002143 with volumes of Ƀ13.6k and up 4.1% against the dollar at $13.98.

Monero is up 3.57% against the dollar at $128.94 and up 3.56% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.01976 on volumes of Ƀ4.7k.

Neo is up 0.49% for the day to Ƀ0.0062 per NEO and up 0.97% against the dollar to $40.58 with an average volume of Ƀ4.3k for the 24 hour period.

Waves is down 2.79% to Ƀ0.0005259 on Ƀ4.4k volume.

Stratis is down 1.94% to Ƀ0.0004797 on Ƀ874.291 volume.

Cardano is up 7.93% to Ƀ0.00002626 on Ƀ6.2k volume.

NEM is down 1.55% to Ƀ0.00003051 on Ƀ1.2k volume.

EOS is up 5.45% to Ƀ0.001605 on Ƀ24.3k volume.

Tron is up 2.96% to Ƀ0.00000661 on Ƀ12.6k volume.

Stellar is up 1.88% to Ƀ0.00003521 on Ƀ3.8k volume.

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