Market Analysis Report

12 February 2019

MVIS-CryptoCompare Index

The MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index closed at 1,953.67 yesterday at 5 pm (GMT) and has since dropped 0.36%.

See the live index here

Market Update

At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $3,599 representing a loss of 0.48% in the last 24 hours. More than $120M worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 12% share of the global daily volume. The BTC/JPY pair represents a 10% share.

The Ethereum price has increased 0.23% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $121, with over $X worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair which has a 6% market share of the daily trading volume.

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New Proposed ETF Would Mix Bitcoin Futures With Sovereign Debt

Yesterday, Reality Shares ETF Trust, a branch of Blockforce Capital, filed a Form N1-A with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in partnership with NYSE Arca, proposing to launch the Reality Shares Blockforce Global Currency Strategy ETF. According to the filing, if authorised, the fund would invest in a portfolio which includes “high-quality, short-term sovereign debt instruments listed for trading on U.S. exchanges and denominated in U.S. dollar, euro, British pounds sterling, Japanese yen and Swiss francs,” as well as bitcoin futures, money market mutual funds and/or other cash equivalents. The proposal explains:

"The Adviser initially constructs the Fund’s portfolio by investing approximately (i) an equal-weight of 15 [percent] of the Fund’s net assets in Fixed Income Securities denominated in each Fiat Significant Global Currency; (ii) 15 [percent] of the Fund’s net assets representing notional exposure in Bitcoin Futures and (iii) 10 [percent] of the Fund’s net assets in Money Market Instruments for margin and/or cash management purposes, each as measured at the time of purchase (the ‘Target Portfolio’)."

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Ripple Helping UAE Exchange and Unimoni to Launch Cross-Border Payments to Thailand

Last Sunday, Finablr, the UAE-based parent company of two international remittance firms, UAE Exchange and Unimoni, announced that these two companies have joined Ripple's global payment network, RippleNet, and will be using Ripple's technology for cross-border payments. According to the announcement, the first country to benefit from this partnership with Ripple is Thailand, with Siam Commercial Bank, one of the largest banks in the country. Promoth Manghat, Executive Director and CEO at Finablr and Group CEO at UAE Exchange and Unimoni, said:

"The adoption of blockchain opens up considerable potential to streamline remittances and provide a frictionless, fast and secure payments experience. The launch of this service is a significant milestone for us in our commitment to enable seamless services for our customers, and we thank our partners Ripple and Siam Commercial Bank for their collaborative support in this journey."

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GM Financial Partners With Blockchain Startup to Fight Identity Fraud

Yesterday, General Motors Financial said that it is partnering with blockchain startup Spring Labs to look for solutions for identity verification. Mike Kanarios, Chief Strategy Officer for GM Financial, said that the firm is pleased to collaborate with Spring Labs as a member of the Spring Founding Industry Partners program, which aims to create a regulatory compliant solution for ID verification and identity fraud prevention. Recently, Spring Labs announced signing up a number of fintech firms to the program, such as SoFi, OnDeck Capital, Avant, GreenSky, Funding Circle, BlueVine, Fundation, Upgrade, Fundbox and Better Mortgage.

Read more here

State of the Crypto

Bitcoin is down 0.48% at $3,599.990 with a volume of Ƀ34.6k - $124.8M on the USD pairs.

Ether is up 0.75% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.03343 per Ether and up 0.23% against the dollar to $121.16 with average volume Ƀ89.2k on the ETH/BTC pair.

Litecoin is down 2.33% against the dollar for the day at $43.51 and down 1.72% to Ƀ0.01203 on volumes of Ƀ46.9k.

Ripple is down 0.5% to Ƀ0.00008304 with volumes of Ƀ25.0k and down 0.96% against the dollar at $0.3007.

EOS is up 1.49% to Ƀ0.0007652 on Ƀ22.3k volume.

Dash is up 6.93% at Ƀ0.02252 with Ƀ12.1k volume and up 6.2% against the dollar at $82.61.

Zcash is up 4.77% for the day to Ƀ0.01427 per ZEC and up 4.35% against the dollar to $52.1 with an average volume of Ƀ11.7k for the 24 hour period.

Bitcoin Cash is down 1.91% to Ƀ0.03332 with volumes of Ƀ9.0k and down 2.32% against the dollar at $120.42.

Tron is down 5.06% to Ƀ0.00000675 on Ƀ7.1k volume.

Neo is up 6.96% for the day to Ƀ0.002274 per NEO and up 5.96% against the dollar to $8.36 with an average volume of Ƀ5.9k for the 24 hour period.

Waves is up 4.57% to Ƀ0.000778 on Ƀ5.0k volume.

Ether Classic is down 0.27% to Ƀ0.001126 with volumes of Ƀ4.8k and down 0.48% against the dollar at $4.13.

Stellar is down 1.43% to Ƀ0.00002131 on Ƀ2.7k volume.

Cardano is down 1.3% to Ƀ0.00001136 on Ƀ1.4k volume.

Monero is up 1.37% against the dollar at $48.2 and up 1.84% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.01326 on volumes of Ƀ1.3k.

Iota is down 2.39% to Ƀ0.00007377 on Ƀ430.018 volume.

Stratis is up 1.23% to Ƀ0.0002222 on Ƀ382.774 volume.

NEM is down 1.78% to Ƀ0.00001047 on Ƀ238.767 volume.

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