Market Analysis Report

14 March 2019

MVIS-CryptoCompare Index

The MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index closed at 2,147.92 yesterday at 5 pm (GMT) and has since increased 0.21%.

See the live index here

Market Update

At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $3,876 representing a loss of 0.2% in the last 24 hours. More than $110M worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 9% share of the global daily volume. The BTC/EUR pair represents a 2% share.

The Ethereum price has dropped 0.3% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $132, with over $20M worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair which has a 2% market share of the daily trading volume.

See live charts here and here

Bittrex Unveils Initial Exchange Offering

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is set to host an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO), in which it will sell tokens to investors for Bitcoin. According to Bittrex’s announcement, the first token that’ll be sold is native to a South Korean blockchain-based gaming platform called RAID. The token, XRD, will be sold exclusively on Bittrex. The sale is set to be held on March 15, at 1 am UDT. Commenting on the move Bill Shihara, the co-founder and CEO of Bittrex, stated:

"We are committed to increasing adoption and moving the blockchain revolution forward. The ability for projects like RAID to innovate, advance, and promote the gaming industry on our platform is a game changer for all involved."

Read more here

Coinbase: First OTC Crypto Trade Directly From ‘Cold’ Storage

Coinbase Custody has just completed its first Over-The-Counter (OTC) trade directly out of cold, or offline, storage. Announced yesterday in a blog post, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange said the trade occurred after its Custody service had been “directly integrated” with the OTC desk at Coinbase Pro. Sam McIngvale, CEO of Coinbase Custody Trust, stated:

“Being able to trade while their funds are held safely in cold storage is a feature that we’ve heard loud and clear that our customers want. Coinbase offers the world’s largest regulated pool of crypto liquidity. Being able to access this market quickly and safely unlocks tremendous benefits for our customers.”

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US Treasury Sanctions Russian Bank Over Links to Venezuela’s Petro

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a Moscow-based bank over its role in financing Venezuela’s controversial Petro cryptocurrency. The Treasury announced on Monday that its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has added Evrofinance Mosnarbank – which is jointly owned by Russian and Venezuelan state-owned firms – to the Specially Designated Nationals List, as it was the “primary” international bank that helped finance disputed Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s Petro project. The Treasury said:

“Early investors in the Petro were invited to buy the cryptocurrency by wiring funds to a Venezuelan government account at Evrofinance. Evrofinance’s involvement in the Petro demonstrated Maduro’s hope that the Petro would allow Venezuela to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions.”

Read more here

State of the Crypto

Bitcoin is down 0.2% at $3,876.240 with a volume of Ƀ30.4k - $118.1M on the USD pairs.

Ether is down 0.18% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.03406 per Ether and down 0.3% against the dollar to $132.58 with average volume Ƀ114.8k on the ETH/BTC pair.

EOS is down 1.03% to Ƀ0.0009218 on Ƀ63.5k volume.

Litecoin is down 1.08% against the dollar for the day at $55.92 and down 0.83% to Ƀ0.01435 on volumes of Ƀ60.6k.

Ripple is up 0.37% to Ƀ0.00008036 with volumes of Ƀ30.6k and up 0.22% against the dollar at $0.3129.

Stellar is up 7.68% to Ƀ0.00002873 on Ƀ12.9k volume.

Dash is down 3.9% at Ƀ0.0227 with Ƀ12.2k volume and down 3.98% against the dollar at $89.35.

Zcash is down 2.44% for the day to Ƀ0.01318 per ZEC and down 2.44% against the dollar to $51.56 with an average volume of Ƀ11.6k for the 24 hour period.

Bitcoin Cash is up 2.33% to Ƀ0.03378 with volumes of Ƀ11.4k and up 1.97% against the dollar at $130.98.

Neo is down 1.56% for the day to Ƀ0.002268 per NEO and down 1.65% against the dollar to $8.93 with an average volume of Ƀ11.3k for the 24 hour period.

Tron is up 2.63% to Ƀ0.00000586 on Ƀ7.1k volume.

Ether Classic is down 0.64% to Ƀ0.001089 with volumes of Ƀ6.1k and down 0.93% against the dollar at $4.26.

Waves is down 3.06% to Ƀ0.0006902 on Ƀ2.7k volume.

Cardano is down 2.29% to Ƀ0.00001195 on Ƀ2.0k volume.

Monero is down 0.68% against the dollar at $51.01 and down 0.15% against Bitcoin at Ƀ0.013 on volumes of Ƀ1.7k.

Iota is up 1.25% to Ƀ0.00007432 on Ƀ657.425 volume.

Stratis is down 3.49% to Ƀ0.0002321 on Ƀ651.416 volume.

NEM is up 1.18% to Ƀ0.00001201 on Ƀ581.318 volume.

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