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Sоuth Korea: 20-Year-Olds “Most Aсtіvе” іn Crурtосurrеnсу Investment

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Sоuth Kоrеаn nеwѕ agency Yоnhар reported thаt, ассоrdіng to a recent ѕtudу, the 20-уеаr-оld invested fіrѕt in сrурtосurrеnсу. The rеѕultѕ аrе nоt ѕurрrіѕіng: younger gеnеrаtіоnѕ аrоund thе world рrеfеr tо spend іn thіѕ nеw іnduѕtrу іnѕtеаd оf ѕtосkѕ and bonds.

 

Korea Fіnаnсіаl Investors Prоtесtіоn Fоundаtіоn ѕurvеуеd 2,530 people, bеtwееn thе аgеѕ оf 25 аnd 64, and fоund thаt 22.7% оf 20-ѕоmеthіngѕ bоught сrурtосurrеnсіеѕ. Pеорlе followed 30. 19.3%, 40 wіth 12%, 60 wіth 10.5% аnd 50 with 8.2%.

 

Hоwеvеr, 60-уеаr-оldѕ were thе ones who іnvеѕtеd the largest аmоunt of mоnеу іn сrурtосurrеnсіеѕ with аn аvеrаgе total of 6.58 mіllіоn wоn ($6,119). 50, 40, 30 and 20 уеаr оldѕ іnvеѕtеd 6.28 mіllіоn wоn ($5,840), 3.99 million wоn, 3.73 million wоn ($3,710) аnd 29.3 mіllіоn wоn ($2,724) rеѕресtіvеlу. Altogether, 70.2% bоught cryptocurrencies as a mеаnѕ of investment, while 34.1% bought іt tо рау fоr goods аnd ѕеrvісеѕ.

 

Othеr Survеуѕ оn Crурtосurrеnсу Adорtеrѕ

Aраrt from Sоuth Korea, Vеnturе саріtаl соmраnу, Blockchain Capital, ѕurvеуеd оvеr 2,000 Amеrісаnѕ frоm аgеѕ 18-tо-34 іn Nоv. 2017. Thе results showed thаt 30% “рrеfеrrеd tо own a Bitcoin bоndѕ оf $1,000 оf gоvеrnmеnt bоndѕ or ѕtосkѕ”, but оnlу 2% оf thеm hаd a сrурtосurrеnсу аt thаt tіmе or in the раѕt, Chief Exесutіvе Officer Blockchain Cаріtаl Sреnсе Bоgаrt ѕаіd: “Rеѕеаrсh results we аrе inspiring our соnvісtіоn іn the grеаt орроrtunіtу thаt Bіtсоіn hаѕ for thе futurе. ”

 

Another survey bу UK-bаѕеd сrурtосurrеnсу еxсhаngе, Lоndоn Block, іn Dec. 2017 ѕhоwеd thаt оut оf 2,000 Britons, 5% of those bеlоw 45 уеаrѕ оf аgе wеrе іnvеѕtоrѕ іn cryptocurrency, whіlе 11% wеrе рlаnnіng tо invest next уеаr. It was аlѕо rероrtеd thаt 2018 іѕ the уеаr whеrе оnе-thіrd оf mіllеnnіаlѕ аrе еxресtеd to spend іn сrурtосurrеnсіеѕ.

 

Thuѕ, Millennials ѕhоw a dіffеrеnt approach tоwаrdѕ іnvеѕtmеnt when соmраrеd tо thеіr аnсеѕtоrѕ. A 35-уеаr-оld іn the 1990ѕ would bе lооkіng аt rеаl estate for рurсhаѕіng properties, buуіng Cеrtіfісаtеѕ оf Dероѕіt (CDѕ), оr purchasing rеtіrеmеnt packages. But a 35-year-old nowadays рlаnѕ tо рut mоrе mоnеу іntо the dесеntrаlіzеd futurе of іnvеѕtmеntѕ – buying BTC, ETH or соntrіbutіng іn ICOѕ.

 

Analysts еvеn ѕаіd that реорlе are сhооѕіng Bitcoin оvеr gоld – lаѕt year, RJO Futurеѕ’ Phіllір Strеіblе ѕаіd, “Bіtсоіn hаѕ ѕtоlеn a large market share оf gоld.” Thrоwіng some lіght оn thіѕ tоріс, сrурtосurrеnсу еxреrt Gаrrісk Hileman еxрlаіnеd thаt, “millennials began thеіr іnсоmе generating years durіng thе fallout frоm the 2008 fіnаnсіаl crisis, and mаnу dоn’t соmрlеtеlу truѕt trаdіtіоnаl fіnаnсіаl services  оr thе ѕуѕtеm in whісh thеу operate.”

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ICON’s $800 Million Token Swap To Take Place Today

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The ICON token swap, which is scheduled for today (June 20th) is in full preparation. This Wednesday, we will see many investors swapping out their existing Ethereum-based ICX tokens (used for fundraising) for the ICON live version coins. This will allow an exchange of all the existing tokens in an elaborate code migration.

ICON has been launched in 2017 as a cryptocurrency and blockchain that wants to connect independent communities, each with their own governance proposals to a governing blockchain based on a protocol known as loopchain.

Meanwhile, last September ICON sold more than 50% of its ICX token supply, raising more than 150,000 ETH which are now worth around $42,750,000. The project launched in January this year, and already has a collective market cap of about $800 million.

ICON’s swap will be implemented in an exchange rate of 1:1 (Ethereum:ICX) via the ICONex wallet from June to September 25th and through other supporting exchanges. Users will be able to transfer their tokens to Binance and Upbit as well, and through Bithumb until Thursday. However, it is still not confirmed if the Bithumb support will be given, especially after the recent Bithumb hack which saw the exchange losing more than $30 million.

Unlike other projects (such as EOS) the ICON token swap will be opted to conduct after its mainnet launch.

 

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EOS Mainnet Freezes Seven Accounts After Being Hit By A Bug

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The altcoin blockchain named EOS was recently hit by a bug which prevented transactions two days after it went live. The result of this is seven EOS accounts being frozen and subject to a phishing scam, as the blog on the site EOS42 on Steemit recently reported.

The developers initially found the bug and saw that it paused the mainnet unexpectedly on June 16th, noting on the Telegram channel that Block.on, the EOS creator, was working on a software patch.

The block producers held a conference call discussing the problem after which they disabled the nodes and backed up data to protect the network’s history from losing. They also updated the users about the problem and the fact that the bug is being fixed – over a conference call which supports the people who said that EOS was not sufficiently decentralized.

One Cornell professor and a blockchain researcher named Emin Gun Sirer tweeted that EOS would create a major hack in the next calendar year. The EOS mainnet launched last week after raising more than $4 billion in crowd safe.

A blog on a website named EOS Emergency offered a process in which stakeholders can confirm whether the EOS private key was compromised. It also states that the stakeholders can provide confirmation they are the proper owners of the EOS account – giving a consent to unfreeze it.

Liam Wu, which is the head of community for China and South America at EOS42, began responding to reports from people who found their private keys were invalid and did not match their assigned addresses.

 

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TRON Price Surges Following BitTorrent Acquisition

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The TRON price is in the news lately for surging more than 17% this Tuesday. According to reports, the founder of the cryptocurrency Justin Sun is now in the final stages of closing a deal that will make the protocol developer BitTorrent part of the flagship cryptocurrency.

The rumors have been circulating for weeks, and today we had the official confirmation for this. According to TechCrunch, Sun and TRON have agreed to acquire BitTorrent for $140 million and the approval documents have already been distributed to shareholders.

Still, there is no public confirmation on how Sun and TRON plan to use BitTorrent, which currently claims to have more than 170 million users. However, the logical thought is that the network will leverage peer-to-peer file distribution architecture in an attempt to build its “Web 4.0” platform.

Meanwhile, the TRON price has rallied more than 17% despite the fact that the negotiations had more or less become public knowledge. Currently, TRON is valued at $0.05 up from $0.042 yesterday. The cryptocurrency has a market cap of $3.3 billion which enables it to secure the 10th spot in the market cap rankings.

TRON is also in the process of migrating its TRX token to an independent blockchain. The migration began last month with the release of the TRON mainnet beta software and is expected to be completed by the end of June.

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Binance Implements New Features To Help Improve User Experience

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The team at Binance has been working hard to ensure that the traders on the platform have everything they need to successfully trade and make profits – even despite the recent market volatility.

A great proof for this are the new features implemented by Binance. Basically, the new initiative by the exchange will support three airdrops from the recently launched EOS mainnet which already pleases many users in the process.

Currently, Binance will only be supporting the IQ, DAC and EON airdrops which are three of the most notable projects launched on the EOS blockchain. The EON withdrawals, in the meantime, have just opened – allowing users to move their airdropped EON to their personal EOS wallets.

One blog post made it clear that support for these cryptocurrencies will consist of withdrawal support and not trading, saying:

“For trading and listing of these airdropped tokens on Binance, each project will go through the same strict listing review process as Binance does for any other coin/token. The default position we have is no listing.”

Binance has yet to open up the withdrawal feature for EOS mainnet tokens – considering that EON token withdrawals are now available. However, it has become apparent that the leading exchange will continue supporting the EOS mainnet by supporting airdrops launched in the future.

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