Market Analysis Report

16 January 2019

MVIS-CryptoCompare Index

The MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index closed at 2,031.18 yesterday at 5 pm (GMT) and has since increased by 0.18%.

See the live index here

Market Update

At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $3,624 representing a loss of 2.16% in the last 24 hours. More than $200M worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 16% share of the global daily volume. The BTC/KRW pair represents a 7% share.

The Ethereum price has dropped 5.97% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $121, with over $110M worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair which has an 11% market share of the daily trading volume.

See live charts here and here

European Blockchain Startup Launches Trading in Tokenized Securities

Belarus-based blockchain startup Currency.com has launched a trading platform for tokenized securities. Yesterday, the firm announced that the platform would allow investors to directly trade and invest in financial instruments using the Bitcoin or Ethereum, without first converting to fiat. The platform will initially host over 150 tokenized securities, tracking the underlying market price of financial instruments such as equity and commodities, while over 10,000 similar offerings could be available in the future. Currency.com explained that the service lets investors buy a token that would reflect the performance of, for example, an Apple share on the Nasdaq stock exchange, at the “same economic costs and benefits of an Apple share.” The company stated:

“To offer these capabilities, Currency.com leverages the technology of Capital.com, its sister platform regulated by the FCA [U.K. Financial Conduct Authority] and CySEC [Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission], to offer users access to a tokenized version of a contract for the exchange of specific equity, commodity or index”

Read more here

Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hacked, Suspends Trading, Reports ‘Significant Losses’

Yesterday, New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia announced that on Monday it had "suffered a security breach which resulted in significant losses." Cryptopia is a cryptocurrency exchange in New Zealand with over two million users. Yesterday at 10:15 UTC, the company made a post on its homepage announcing unscheduled maintenance. However, at 08:00 UTC on January 15th, Cryptopia did finally announce via Twitter that it had been hacked the day before, that it had alerted New Zealand Police, and that it had gone into maintenance mode (with all trading suspended):

"Yesterday, the Cryptopia Exchange suffered a security breach which resulted in significant losses. Once identified by the staff, the exchange was put into maintenance while we assessed damages."

Read more here

Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Delayed Due to Discovery of Critical Bug

Yesterday, Zurich-based blockchain security firm ChainSecurity announced that it had discovered a critical bug in Ethereum's code changes for the Constantinople upgrade. According to the firm, this bug could leave some smart contracts vulnerable to attacks that could lead to loss of user funds. Consequently, the Constantinople hard fork, which was expected to be activated around 20:00 PT on January 16th (i.e. 04:00 UTC on January 17th) at block number 7,080,000, has had to be delayed. ChainSecurity explained:

"The upcoming Constantinople Upgrade for the ethereum network introduces cheaper gas cost for certain SSTORE operations. As an unwanted side effect, this enables reentrancy attacks when using address.transfer(...) or address.send(...) in Solidity smart contracts. Previously these functions were considered reentrancy-safe, which they aren’t any longer."

Read more here

State of the Crypto

Bitcoin is down 2.16% at $3,624.730 with a volume of Ƀ56.0k - $204.5M on the USD pairs.

Ether is down 3.94% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.03367 per Ether and down 5.97% against the dollar to $121.82 with average volume Ƀ87.3k on the ETH/BTC pair.

EOS is up 0.62% to Ƀ0.0006657 on Ƀ38.5k volume.

Ripple is up 0.57% to Ƀ0.00009063 with volumes of Ƀ27.3k and down 1.53% against the dollar at $0.329.

Litecoin is down 4.04% against the dollar for the day at $31.12 and down 1.8% to Ƀ0.008611 on volumes of Ƀ23.3k.

Tron is down 2.61% to Ƀ0.00000672 on Ƀ8.9k volume.

Zcash is down 0.07% for the day to Ƀ0.01499 per ZEC and down 2.34% against the dollar to $54.67 with an average volume of Ƀ7.1k for the 24 hour period.

Ether Classic is up 0.25% to Ƀ0.001183 with volumes of Ƀ6.4k and down 2.04% against the dollar at $4.33.

Dash is up 0.87% at Ƀ0.01962 with Ƀ6.2k volume and down 1.24% against the dollar at $71.97.

Bitcoin Cash is down 1.2% to Ƀ0.03545 with volumes of Ƀ5.0k and down 2.95% against the dollar at $127.89.

Neo is down 1.7% for the day to Ƀ0.002084 per NEO and down 3.77% against the dollar to $7.65 with an average volume of Ƀ3.8k for the 24 hour period.

Waves is down 1.15% to Ƀ0.0007117 on Ƀ3.5k volume.

Stratis is up 19.03% to Ƀ0.0003071 on Ƀ2.6k volume.

Stellar is down 0.03% to Ƀ0.0000293 on Ƀ2.4k volume.

Cardano is up 1.76% to Ƀ0.00001212 on Ƀ2.2k volume.

Monero is down 3.05% against the dollar at $45.21 and down 1.12% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.01238 on volumes of Ƀ1.4k.

Iota is up 2.09% to Ƀ0.00008302 on Ƀ554.673 volume.

NEM is down 1.78% to Ƀ0.00001541 on Ƀ347.698 volume.

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