One of the major cryptocurrency exchanges, Huobi, recently acquired a stake in the Japan-based BitTrade in an attempt to scale the trading platform and give it greater global recognition.
Huobi was originally founded in China in 2013 and has grown beyond borders over the years – serving customers in nations like Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and the United States. It also ranks among the top five cryptocurrency exchanges in the world that have an accumulated trading volume of over $1 trillion since its foundation – and a token trading that is above $1.50 as listed on CoinMarketCap.
After some reports claimed that Huobi was expanding into the European market by opening an office in London, BitTrade also boasts of creating its own reputation in the cryptocurrency marketplace. Right now, it is among the 16 licensed cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan that comes together to form a self-regulatory body, shortly after the infamous $530 million Coincheck theft that occurred earlier this year.
The Board Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for Huobi, Chris Lee, noted that his company will leverage the capabilities and international network of the owner of BitTrade, Eric Cheng. As he commented:
“We strongly believe in the synergies we can create through continued investment into R&D, and compliance, backed by our world class security and local operations teams across the globe. Leveraging on BitTrade’s leadership team and its Japanese government-approved license, this is just the beginning as we look to grow BitTrade into the most dominant player in the Japanese cryptocurrency market”
Meanwhile, BitTrade’s Eric Cheng is popular for his experience in international investments and cryptocurrency entrepreneurship – as well as his expertise in sourcing high-quality digital assets and investments.
This partnership will certainly allow Huobi to scale significantly and expand into new markets.
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Delays The Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch To 2019
“ICE Futures U.S., Inc. will list the new Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contract for trading on trade date Thursday, January 24, 2019, subject to regulatory approval. The new listing timeframe will provide additional time for customer and clearing member onboarding prior to the start of trading and warehousing of the new contract.”According to analysts, there are speculations that Bakkt's scheduled December launch could help and catalyze a new year-end crypto market rally - with bulls such as Tom Lee predicting that the price of Bitcoin can ascend to as high as $15,000 before 2018 ends.
Funny Or Not, Tom Lee Lowers His Year-End Bitcoin Price Target To $15,000
“Global markets have seen liquidity dry up, and bitcoin is not necessarily a value asset — so as growth stocks, tech, and FAANG come under pressure, it’s going to hurt bitcoin. The downturn in FAANG is hurting those owning bitcoin.”Despite the killer downward trend that Bitcoin is facing right now, Lee remains bullish about crypto and believes that we are merely undergoing an "awkward transition." As he stated, crypto still has a bright long-term future ahead and there is no doubt that institutional investors will start coming around. https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1064925085641965568 "“The next wave of adoption is institutional,” Lee said. “There is a crossover happening. This is just an awkward transition.” He also said that institutional investors will start making giant leaps into crypto. As he revealed:
“Institutional backing will come soon. You will get it partly through infrastructure, like Bakkt, which is launching soon. Part of it is going to come through regulatory clarity.”Tom Lee concluded by saying that the regulatory scrutiny of crypto scams would benefit the industry by easing consumer and institutional anxiety about the burgeoning industry.
“Digital assets are going to be relevant in a world where growth is increasingly digital,” Lee said. “So bitcoin is a real bet on [the future].”
Early 2017 Crypto Investors Are Rapidly Starting To Sell Bitcoin
“We are seeing the folks who bought in early 2017 sell for the first time today.’’He added that the majority of the Bitcoin early investors that purchased Bitcoin in the first quarter of 2017 now believe that they are seeing zero return on their investment. As of today, November 20, the price of Bitcoin reached a new low again for a second time this week going down under the $4,753. CryptoDog, a technical analyst explained the current bitcoin drop:
“The bears aren’t even pushing, BTC is just free-falling. Very weak dump, imagine what it looks like when the volume comes in. A short-term reversal could happen at any moment – shorting with high leverage is a terrible idea. However, if you are trying to knife catch, be patient. No one should be in a rush to long this.’’Despite the drop, BTC’s volume increased to $8 billion which as a more than 60 percent increase while expecting BTC to establish a bottom trend at $4 billion. This is one of the reasons why the investors who bought BTC at $1,000 are considering selling a huge part of their holdings fearing that another drop might be happening in the next few days.
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