The Crypto Space Has Shockingly Low Total Liquidity of $500 Million or Less, and Numerous ‘top’ Exchanges Caught Faking Their Volume

November 13, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
CoinMarketCap has launched a new liquidity feature, and the results are shocking. Out of the 54 cryptocurrency exchanges listed on CoinMarketCap’s liquidity page, which includes most major exchanges, there is only approximately $350 million of liquidity. Possibly, if all of the other exchanges that are not listed were measured and added, the crypto space would… Read more

The Stellar Foundation Throws $3.85 Billion of Tokens Into the Trash Instead of Giving Them to Charity: the Dark Side of Crypto Capitalism

November 12, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The Stellar Foundation conducted what is possibly the biggest coin burn in the history of crypto space by sending 55 billion Stellar Lumens (XLM), worth $3.85 billion, to an address that no one owns.  Coin burns have become an increasingly popular way to prop up the market price of altcoins. For example, Bitfinex’s LEO token… Read more

CME Bitcoin Futures ‘Filling the Gap’ Is a Useful Tool for Predicting Future Market Movements

November 7, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
On Nov. 5, CME Bitcoin Futures flash crashed from $9,400 to $8,360 in mere seconds only to recover to $9,200 just as fast. The entire event lasted less than 10 minutes and appears to be a prime example of ‘filling the gap.’  Essentially, CME Bitcoin Futures do not trade 24/7, and on Friday afternoon the… Read more

Block TV Token (BLTV) to Launch November 21, Will Allow Viewers to Unlock Exclusive Features, Highly Centralized Supply

November 4, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
A new token is coming soon to the crypto space. BLOCKTV, which is a news service based out of Tel Aviv, Israel that reports on blockchain, cryptocurrency, augmented reality, and the internet of things (IoT), will be launching the BLOCKTV (BLTV) token. Instead of doing an initial coin offering (ICO), all BLTV tokens will be… Read more

Ripple Unlocks 23rd Tranche of XRP From Escrow Account As It Looks Forward to The Swell Conference

November 4, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
According to the escrow tracking service XRP Arcade, Ripple has unlocked one billion XRP from its escrow accounts. This move is part of Ripple’s monthly program that gives it access to the escrowed XRP. Ripple unlocks 23rd tranche from escrow program In December 2017, Ripple locked up around 55 billion XRP before releasing a schedule… Read more

Binance.US Crypto Exchange Set To List ATOM and NEO

November 4, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The US-focused wing of the popular crypto exchange Binance is set to offer support for Cosmos (ATOM) and NEO. The announcement came from Binance.US on October 30th that it was going to add complete trading support for the tokens as of October 31st. Both these tokens are rated among the top 20 according to their… Read more

Bitcoin Mining Firm Bitmain Files For US IPO

November 4, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
China-based Bitcoin mining firm Bitmain Technologies has filed an initial public offering application with the US Securities Exchange Commission. Deutsche Bank sponsored the IPO that the crypto mining giant filed early this week. According to reports, Jihan Wu, a co-founder, and Bitmain’s CFO Liu Luyao, dominated the IPO plans. To boost the chances of having… Read more

Bakkt BTC Trading Volume Surges Almost 260%

October 29, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
ICE-backed futures exchange Bakkt announced that it hit a new daily record after trading 1,183 contracts.  The number of Bitcoin futures contracts traded on Friday was significantly higher relative to only 331 contracts traded on Thursday. This is a 257% increase within 24-hours, exceeding previous gains that resulted in all-time highs at the beginning of… Read more

Crypto.IQ CME Expiration Analysis Accurately Calls This Weekend’s Rally, the Fundamentals of How CME Bitcoin Futures Expirations Impact the Market

October 28, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
On October 24 Crypto.IQ performed an analysis of each Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Bitcoin Futures expiration so far in 2019, ultimately coming to the conclusion that “In most of 2019 there has been a strong downtrend in price right before the expiration, followed by a strong uptrend in the days after the expiration, although not… Read more

The May 2020 Bitcoin (BTC) Halving Will Be The Most Dramatic Halving Yet, With $6.75 Million Of Selling Pressure Taken Off The Market Per Day Versus Only $1.17 Million Following The 2016 Halving

October 26, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The Bitcoin (BTC) block halving is coming in May 2020, specifically on May 13 according to one estimate. At that time the block reward for miners will drop from 12.5 Bitcoins (BTC) to 6.25 Bitcoins (BTC), which will put the squeeze on miners by decreasing mining profitability, while simultaneously reducing selling pressure on the market… Read more
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