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​​What is happening in crypto world?

✔️Monero fees fall to $0.021 cents after Bulletproof hardfork.

✔️Swiss online financial services provider Swissquote now offer purchase and custodial services of ICO tokens for clients.

✔️Russia’s Sberbank and the National Settlement Depository announced plans to supply services related to ICOs.

✔️LocalEthereum now integrates with popular Ethereum wallets. Users can now connect their favourite wallet to LocalEthereum instead of using a username and password combination.
Bakkt will enter the stage on December 12

In August this year, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced the development of a crypto platform called Bakkt. To date, the official start date is named and it is December 12, 2018. This is going to be one of the most important event of this bearish year.

And, of course, it is worth noting that the launch of this site will be one of the “pushing” factors in the approval of the SEC Bitcoin-ETF in the near future.
💰Investing in successful ICOs in the future can make a good profit. It is perspective for the future. When someone is skeptical of this phrase, it is always worth remembering that Ethereum began with the ICO.

✔️Unfortunately, due to the hype around the cryptocurrency, many projects were a frank scam. However, in the second half of 2018 worthy and profitable projects entered the arena. We will gradually consider these projects and monitor their growth.
The last two weeks can be proclaimed the weeks of stable coins

Competitors don't let poor Tether to breathe, and more and more stables are entering the big market.

✔️On October 23, Coinbase announced support for the first stable coin on its trading platform. This coin is USD Coin (USDC) from the Circle company. US customers outside the state of New York can now buy, sell, send and receive USDC, the launch of which was first announced last month.

🤔Of course, this step is good for ethereum. However, unless Coinbase release audit statements, it’s no different from USDT. ...
💭Let's talk a little about ERC-20 standard tokens and what vulnerabilities do they have

ERC-20 became the pioneer and the most common standard for tokens working on the Ethereum blockchain. The standard was first introduced in 2015 and gave a start to the enormous growth of the ICO market. The reason for this was the fact that the ERC-20 contains a list of rules that future tokens must comply with.

💸However, in reality everything turned out to be not as good as in the white paper...
❗️Reddit user with nickname u/blockchainified informed the community that COSS exchange had a vulnerability which led to theft of his funds.

🔓The account was hacked using 2FA brute force and 11 700 000 tokens was stolen. COSS said that this is not the first occasion of such a theft. Nevertheless, of course, the exchange claims that the theft occurred through the fault of the user. However, not all so simple...
Mastercard was one of the first ardent critics of cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology. And this criticism was not at all positive.

😐Nevertheless, now Mastercard wants to patent the method of fractional management of blockchain assets.

However, so to speak, who screams the loudest... So what is the irony of this whole event?
​​What it came from the Monero upgrade to Bulletproof transactions?

✔️With the recent activation of Bulletproofs on Monero, Bittrex has reduced the $XMR withdrawal fee to 0.0001 XMR.

✔️Binance has lowered XMR withdrawal fees to 0.0001 $XMR.

✔️Bitfinex has reduced Monero $XMR withdrawal fees from 0.04 to 0.0001 XMR.

ℹ️Bulletproofs will replace a a mathematical method hiding amounts of transactions currently used. The currently used method is the reason why the blockchain is pretty big and a normal transaction uses 13kB. With bulletproofs, this will be reduced by ~80% making the fee lower, the blockchain growth smaller, and the network faster.
Learn more about Bulletproof here.
​​Microsoft has partnerships with all the coins hosted on Github😂

🔹Microsoft now owns GitHub. The tech giant acquired the developer platform for $7.5 billion. The deal officially closed on Friday and GitHub is now officially run by Nat Friedman, the CEO of another Microsoft acquiree Xamarin.

"I've spent the past few months meeting with hundreds of developers as I prepared for this role, from maintainers to startups to large businesses. The passion for GitHub is amazing—both in the areas where we excel and in the areas where you want us to do more." - Friedman said in a blog post.

🌍According to info provided by GitHub, it now has 31 million developers using its platform.
​​OKEx delists over 50 trading pairs linked to digital assets/tokens by October 31st

This decision was made due to the following reasons:

- The trading pairs had a weak liquidity.
- The trading volume of these trading pairs was too low to continue supporting them on the platform.

🗣The exchange went on to clarify that the delisting only affected trading pairs and not the individual tokens.

"Please note that only the TRADING PAIRS with weak liquidity and trading volume, but NOT THE TOKENS themselves, will be delisted. Other satisfactory trading pairs can still be traded normally."

Among delisted pairs are READ READ/BTC; NAGA NGC/ETH, USDT; ProChain PR/BTC; RefToken REF/USDT; Travel TRA/BTC and others.

You can check the official announcement and full list of pairs here.
How to prevent myself from getting hacked while trading crypto?
How to secure a computer?
What makes a password strong and what is the best password manager?
What types of programs or devices are best for 2FA?
What happens if tou lose your phone or device that does 2FA?
Where is the safest place to store my cryptocurrency assets?
How to protect yourself while accessing exchanges and accounts online?
What are some tactics or strategies for mitigating risk while trading cryptocurrency?

All this and even more you can read in "Paranoid Guide to Personal Security" written by Ben Sigman, tech problem-solver at large, blockchain analyst and tool builder. Ben wrote the article because he wants you to protect yourself online and prosper...

Do not buy Oyster Pearl [PRL]! The smart contract has been breached.

❗️Bruno Block just restarted the ICO sale and bought millions of PRL tokens and went on to market sell them on KuCoin.

"What if I bought Bitcoin back in 2011?”

🚀What a popular phrase. However, if you missed this "golden"
times of bitcoin, look at the list of 11 scariest ICO investments ever when the average ROI of the top 100 ICOs in directory is 11,424.14%.

📜Future Times has prepared an exceptional list of 11 most blood-chilling ICOs investments ever to have been available to the general public.

💰Let’s see how much you would have profited if you were to make each of these.
🛍Are you a hodler who has more varieties of tokens in his portfolio than fish in the Indian Ocean?

📈📉The smaller the capitalization of cryptocurrency, the volatile its price is. It is logical that during the downtrend observed since the beginning of 2018, low capitalization assets fell in price more than large capitalized assets.

💭So which altcoins are more profitable to invest in and why?
 Crypto market fear and greed index
First of all, it is worth noting that gradually the Fear and Greed Index was able to confidently get out of its negative extreme, where it has been since June 22, into a more temperate zone. Does this mean that Bitcoin in particular and the crypto market in general "pushed off and started to grow"? Yes and No. It depends on what timeframe you are watching.

Locally, I am in favor of new growth. I see a nice bounce opportunity from the $30k range. I expect the price to go down to $32k area, where I plan to enter a long trade with a target of $39500 and a stop-loss at $28500. I have already placed a stop-limit buying order not to miss the price movement.

The Bitcoin Dominance continues to move within the forseen way up to the area of 49-52.
The structure of its price movement can take ais different formsfrom what I expected. For example, there might be a minor correction before continuing growth or a triangle drawing. I would avoid trading BTCDOM right now. Those who are in position already since lower levels can get decent profits. One can wait and try to buy a pullback, which is evident soon, but do it carefully, watch the price action, act on a situational basis, and use stop-loss.

So far, the history of the token is not long, and a forecast can't be given reliably. Still, I am pretty sure that the price is completing the triangle in wave C and may move up soon. The growth confirmation will be token price passin over $0.6367. You can place a small stop-limit order with a stop-loss at $0.465 and a take-profit at $1.77.

Disclaimer The Content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
Weekly report

The ScalpexIndex Fear And Greed Index remains in the same area of moderate fear. If you look at its dynamics, you can see its gradual, albeit almost invisible, movement to a neutral position.

Bitcoin rallied, exactly as we said in our last week’s analytics, up to June 29, when the price stopped growing and went down, not reaching the target. If you were in a long position, then you'd better close it in profit. Why? If you look at different possible scenarios, the most probable one shows the price drop down within the development of wave 5.

To short or not to short?
I placed a small short considering this to be a high-risk trade. If the price falls as I expect, I'll add significantly my position at 30042.

Bitcoin dominance is extremely close to the border of the target range and began to move down. It is too early to say whether this is a reversal and there is still a chance that it will go within the target range. This scenario will be canceled if the price goes below 44.90.
Nevertheless, I included an alternative scenario where the 4th wave is formed not as the ABC but as a complicated ABCDE triangle with an exit downward.
One can consider opening a short a small leverage at 44.90 level

Disclaimer The Content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.