In the latest digital currency news, we are seeing a lot of green on the markets and reporting a new increase in the total cryptocurrency market cap, which rose from $135 billion to more than $137 billion at press time.
The main altcoins which brought this positive movement and led the way in terms of gains were TRON and NEO, both recording 7% and 10% gains respectively and being the two best performing digital assets over the past 24 hours.
Bitcoin, on the other hand, has also stabilized above the $4,000 mark and is now trading at $4,053 with a $70 billion market cap. The decent daily trading volume of around $5 billion throughout the past two weeks was also a positive factor leading to the new surge.
What many analysts are discussing nowadays is the potentially boring year that 2019 is going to be, mostly because of the sluggish performance of crypto as seen over the past 9 days and the previous month or so.
In the near future, the market will get a new hard fork – this time on the Ethereum blockchain network – where Constantinople is set to be executed between January 14th and 18th. In anticipation of the hard fork, the price of Ethereum has nearly doubled since mid-December last year.
TRON has also demonstrated a solid increase in its price over the past week, mostly because of the BitTorrent token which is a native cryptocurrency of the widely used torrent protocol launched on top of TRON’s blockchain network.
Third Audit Attestation Of USDC Stablecoin Reserves Released By Circle
“As of the Report Date and Time, the issued and outstanding USDC tokens do not exceed the balance of the US Dollars held in custody accounts.”USDC is a stablecoin that is based on the Ethereum (ETH) ERC20 token which was first announced in May 2018 after Circle successfully raised $110 million from investors. The CEO of Circe Jeremy Allaire explained more about USDC by saying:
“It’s a version of fiat that can move at the speed of the Internet with global reach, with much less cost, with high levels of security. It’s a huge improvement for how fiat money transmission can work around the world for consumers and for businesses who might want to collect digital payment with tokens.”Circle’s third audit attestation on the stablecoin, shows that the company has a surplus of US dollar reserves that are able to back the circulating coins. The first one was published in November 2018. Also, back in December, the USDC stablecoin was added to one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world-Binance after getting listed on Huobi and OKEx both in October.
Market Sees Red, Losing $1 Billion Overnight While Bitcoin Remains At $3,600
Crypto Analysts: 2019 May Be A Year Of Bitcoin Accumulation
“Similar to 2015, 2019 may be the year of accumulation.’’Another crypto researcher Willy Woo said that while a crash of bitcoin to $3,122 could lead to an increase in volume, it won’t show signs of starting of the accumulation period. He pointed out:
‘’Despite the technical setup that suggests bullishness is possible, there’s not a lot on-chain volume to fuel a prolonged up move. What we saw in the last 7 weeks was a spike of on-chain volume driven by volatility, coins moving to exchanges to trade. The initial volume spike false signalled a faster detox and an earlier end to the bear market, but in fact it was a volatility side effect. That move from $6k to $3k created immense trade volume, but it was in no way a signal that accumulation volume had begun.’’Until evidence for the accumulation of crypto assets shows up, there are still expectations of high volatility levels.
Dmitry Medvedev: ‘’We Should Watch Closely What Happens To Cryptocurrency’’
‘’But this, of course, is not a reason to bury cryptocurrencies. There are both light sides and dark sides, as in any social phenomenon, in any economic institute. And we should just watch closely what happens to them.’’He continued to discuss social inequalities and how the global digital transformation is speeding up saying the cryptocurrency is a part of that fast-going phenomena. The news comes right after major media outlets published the story of Russia’s plan to purchase $10 billion worth of BTC. Turns out that the news was fake. The Russian economist from the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Vladislav Ginko pointed out that he strongly believes that Russia might use Bitcoin to fight economic sanctions and this story swamped the media and got massively exaggerated. Russia is, however, preparing a crypto bill that will provide stable cryptocurrency regulation in the next two months. The Duma State will be drafting a regulatory framework in February to regulate ICOs and crypto crowdfunding.
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