Market Analysis Report

13 March 2018

MVIS-CryptoCompare Index

The MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index has closed at 6,864.27 with a loss of 1.42% for the day.

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Market Update

At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $9,168 representing a loss of 3.95% in the last 24 hours. More than $1.5B worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 26.45% share of the global daily volume. The BTC/JPY pair represents a 50% share.

The Ethereum price has risen 3.69% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $697, with over $200M worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair which has a 28.6% market share of the daily trading volume. The ETH/BTC pair represents a 40% share.

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South Korea Preparing To Reverse Ban On ICOs

According to the Korea Times, the ban on ICOs may be revoked by the same financial authorities that banned ICOs last year. An anonymous source allegedly said that the financial authorities have been talking with the country's tax agency, justice ministry and other relevant government departments to allow ICOs in Korea when certain conditions are met. However, there isn't an official announcement that acknowledges the unban of ICOs in Korea. A spokesperson from the South Korea Financial Services Commision stated:

"There are many speculating about the possibility of allowing ICOs. The FSC has acknowledged a third-party view regarding the issue, but there's nothing that we can say officially at the moment."

Read more here.

Genesis Mining Hit With Cease-and-Desist Order

Due to a cease-and-desist order released on March 9, cloud mining service Genesis Mining has been told to stop operating in the state of South Carolina. Genesis Mining and Swiss Gold Global Inc were named in the order, which says that mining contracts sold to state residents are considered securities. In the order, it was alleged that Swiss Gold Global Inc acted as a broker-dealer for Genesis. The order reads:

"At all times relevant to this order, Respondent Genesis Mining continuously offered investment opportunities in Mining Contracts to South Carolina residents through its website. At no time relevant to the events stated herein was Respondent Swiss Gold Global registered with the Division as a broker-dealer, and no exemption from registration has been claimed by Respondent Swiss Gold Global."

Read more here.

Binance Offers $250k For Information Leading To Hackers’ Arrest

Binance, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange is offering the equivalent of $250,000 in cryptocurrencies for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for an attack on its platform that took place last week. A post on the Binance blog reads:

"To ensure a safe crypto community, we can’t simply play defense. We need to actively prevent any instances of hacking before they occur, as well as follow through after-the-fact.”

Read more here.

Mastercard-certified Beluga Pay launches ICO with over 1,000 live merchants and partnerships

Beluga Pay, a mobile point of sale platform has been operating in Mexico since 2014 with over 1,000 merchants as Espiral Technologies and received Mastercard certification (page 6) for card processing. Beluga Pay is currently certified to process VISA and Mastercard.

Beluga Pay could also be called the OmiseGo of Latin America, focusing on providing mobile tools for merchants. The utility of the BBI token is used by merchants to instantly receive merchant deposits and loans. For example, if a merchant is paid on Friday night using a credit card, BBI can be used by the merchant to receive an instant merchant deposit in crypto. This form of factoring and instant settlement could be a huge and lucrative business for merchants of all sizes.

Beluga Pay has been featured in Bloomberg Latin America and has an executed partnership with Grupo Financiero Banorte (BMV:GFNORTEO), the largest domestically owned bank in Mexico, with over $70B in assets.  Furthermore, the platform counts Pioneer, a Dow-DuPont company, as an active customer. Beluga Pay offers custom mobile solutions to large enterprise customers who require back-office integration and custom white-label solutions.

The Beluga Pay team is selling BBI tokens in order to expand internationally and fund product development. The ICO will end on March 31st, so there are only a couple weeks left to be involved in Beluga Pay. Visit for more details.

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State of the Crypto

Bitcoin is down 3.95% at $9,168.530 with a volume of Ƀ166.7k - $1551.4M on the USD pairs.

Ether is up 0.46% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.0763 per Ether and down 3.69% against the dollar to $697.78 with average volume Ƀ32.7k on the ETH/BTC pair.

Bitcoin Cash is down 1.12% to Ƀ0.1145 with volumes of Ƀ13.7k and down 5.31% against the dollar at $1048.06.

Ripple is up 0.56% to Ƀ0.00008514 with volumes of Ƀ6.5k and down 3.36% against the dollar at $0.7797.

Zcash is down 0.22% for the day to Ƀ0.03134 per ZEC and down 4.87% against the dollar to $287.64 with an average volume of Ƀ1.7k for the 24 hour period.

Litecoin is down 5.1% against the dollar for the day at $176.67 and down 1.23% to Ƀ0.01928 on volumes of Ƀ12.5k.

Dash is down 1.98% at Ƀ0.0544 with Ƀ4.1k volume and down 6.32% against the dollar at $499.12.

Iota is up 1.34% to Ƀ0.0001442 on Ƀ672.072 volume.

Ether Classic is up 0.45% to Ƀ0.002223 with volumes of Ƀ5.0k and down 3.78% against the dollar at $20.34.

Monero is down 8.67% against the dollar at $255.77 and down 4.44% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.02801 on volumes of Ƀ3.6k.

Neo is down 2.02% for the day to Ƀ0.009267 per NEO and down 6.16% against the dollar to $84.66 with an average volume of Ƀ3.1k for the 24 hour period.

Waves is down 0.86% to Ƀ0.0006085 on Ƀ2.2k volume.

Stratis is down 1.88% to Ƀ0.0005943 on Ƀ350.947 volume.

Cardano is up 5.03% to Ƀ0.00002381 on Ƀ4.6k volume.

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