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Bitcoin (BTC)
C$6,739 (US$5,041)
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Bitcoin is a decentralized coin enabling
revolutionary means to exchange value across the
globe. It continues to be the biggest and most
influential coin, encouraging peer-to-peer payment
networks powered by its users with no central or
middle authority.
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■ General Cryptocurrency News:
Major cryptocurrencies stabilized and saw their price pull back slightly last
week after the prior week’s surge that saw prices increase on average 40%.
China’s National Development Reform Commission, the powerful economic
planning arm of the government, announced plans to ban cryptocurrency
mining. Their announcement seems to have been given more weight by
community members than other Chinese crypto ban rumors with some
suspecting miners will relocate to other areas, including the U.S. and
Canada.
The European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum, an initiative
sponsored by the European Commission, released a report describing the
benefits of tokenization of physical assets using the blockchain and smart
contracts.
PewDiePie, one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, has
announced he will start livestreaming on the blockchain video service DLive.
BTC News:
After touching highs the prior week with the rise in Bitcoin prices, overall
institutional investment in Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile
Exchange (CME) decreased this past week, according to data published by
the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The
data shows that as of April 9, institutional investors and asset managers had
244 open long positions, a decrease of 71 from April 2, and 80 open short
positions, nine less than the prior week.
Based on the recent passing of new laws by the French Assembly, life
insurance contracts will now be able to invest in Bitcoin and other blockchain
assets.
Trading History YTD:
After declining for the first month of 2019, the price of BTC has experienced
a steady upward trajectory, now trading almost 40% higher than where it
began 2019.
Current Environment:
After some volatility last week, the price of BTC ended the week slightly
below where it began, resulting in the value of BTC holding on to most of the
gains it experienced during the prior week’s price surge.
Volumes were lower week-over-week, averaging 2.7 million coins per day.
The previous weeks volumes averaged 3.6 million coins per day.
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Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs
smart contracts: applications that run exactly as
programmed without any possibility of downtime,
censorship, fraud or third-party interference. These
apps run on a custom built blockchain. Ether is the
cryptocurrency generated by and used on the
Ethereum platform.
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Ether (ETH)
C$215 (US$161)
April 15, 2:45 pm
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■ ETH News:
Ethereum core developers are considering implementing more frequent and
smaller hard forks, according to last week’s bi-weekly meeting.
Arguments in favour include that a move to shorter time periods between
forks would bring more frequent updates to the protocol, would allow the
team to separate concerns and isolate changes better and decrease the
deployment time of updates that require multiple forks. Further, the testing
process would be arguably easier since there would be fewer EIPs to test
and fewer EIP interactions to check.
However, arguments for larger and less frequent hard forks include the fact
that they leave ample time for security evaluation. Less frequent hard forks
require less frequent client updates and user coordination. In the case of
frequent hard forks, a bug in a fork also risks delaying the next fork.
Trading History YTD:
After a positive start to the year, ETH declined for most of January before
being able to hold on to positive momentum for most of February, March
and April.
Current Environment:
After stabilizing early in the week last week, the price of ETH declined
sharply mid-week before stabilizing again at lower levels.
Volumes for the week averaged 40.5 million coins per day, this is down from
the previous weeks volume of 48.7 million coins per day.
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XRP is the decentralized native currency employed by
Ripple. Ripple is a settlement system, currency
exchange and remittance network created by Ripple
Labs Inc. It is built upon a distributed open source
internet protocol, and supports tokens
representing fiat currency or cryptocurrency.
The company purports to enable “secure,
instantly and nearly free global financial
transactions of any size with no chargebacks.”
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XRP
C$0.43 (US$0.32)
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■ XRP News:
The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA),
comprised of private equity and venture capital professionals in
Luxembourg, issued a paper entitled ‘Security Tokens – Legal Aspects’.
The paper reads in favor of XRP being a token and not a security by
mentioning it as an example alongside Bitcoin as a payment token
“intended to be used, now or in the future, as means of payment for
acquiring goods or services or as means of money or value transfer”.
■ Trading History YTD:
XRP has underperformed other major cryptocurrencies so far in 2019, with
its price trending down or flat for most of the year to date.
■ Current Environment:
Similar to ETH, the price of XRP stabilized early last week before giving up
most of the gains it experienced the prior week throughout the balance of
the week.
The gap in value between XRP and ETH and BTC continued to widen last
week as XRP continues to underperform.
Volumes for the week were lower, averaging 3.46 billion coins per day
compared to the previous weeks volumes of 5.17 billion coins per day.
April 15, 2019
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Bitcoin Cash is peer-to-peer electronic cash for
the Internet. It is fully decentralized, with no central
bank and requires no trusted third parties to operate.
Bitcoin Cash is the continuation of the Bitcoin project
as peer-to-peer digital cash. It is a fork of the Bitcoin
blockchain ledger, with upgraded consensus rules
that allow it to grow and scale.
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Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
C$422 (US$315)
April 15, 2:45 pm
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■ BCH News:
As crypto markets cooled slightly last week following the price surge
experienced the prior week, Bitcoin Cash continued to advance in
terms of market capitalization over Litecoin and EOS, solidifying its
fourth place position behind Bitcoin, Ether and XRP.
This advancement was further supported by another 15% positive price
movement experienced over the past 24 hours.
Bitcoin SV, the new cryptocurrency that was created after the Bitcoin
Cash hard fork a few months back, has been delisted by Binance.
■ Trading History YTD:
After drifting sideways to negative for the first two months of 2019, the
price of BCH stabilized and then traded positively in March and April.
■ Current Environment:
The price of BCH outperformed other major cryptocurrencies last week
with a late week price surge bringing it back into positive territory on the
week, during a time when most other major cryptocurrencies ended down
on the week.
Volumes were lower week-over-week, averaging 5.0 million coins per day
compared to the previous weeks volumes of 7.6 million coins per day.
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Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency
and open source software project released under
the MIT/X11 license. Creation and transfer of
coins is based on an open source cryptographic
protocol and is not managed by any central authority.
The coin was inspired by, and in technical details is
nearly identical to, Bitcoin.
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Litecoin (LTC)
C$104 (US$78)
April 15, 2:45 pm
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■ LTC News:
According to Litecoin.com and the data published by BitInfoCharts, the
hash rate of Litecoin achieved a new all-time high on April 8
th
, at 359
terahash. The rapid increase in the hash rate of the Litecoin blockchain
network, which represents computing power that protects and secures
the protocol, comes amidst the demonstration of a strong price
performance of Litecoin in recent months.
■ Trading History YTD:
LTC remains a relative outperformer in comparison to other major
cryptocurrencies so far in 2019 as it has traded positive for most of the
year.
Current Environment:
Alongside other major cryptocurrencies, LTC trading down for most of
the week last week, giving back the gains it made the prior week.
However, the price of LTC did recover slightly over the weekend,
leaving LTC well ahead of where it started April, 2019.
Like the majority of cryptocurrencies volumes for the week were lower
compared to the previous week, averaging 33.9 million coins per day.
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Dash is an open source peer to peer cryptocurrency.
On top of Bitcoin’s feature set, it currently offers instant
transactions, private transactions and operates a self-
governing and self-funding model that enables the
Dash network to pay individuals and businesses to
perform work that adds value to the network. Dash’s
decentralized governance and budgeting system
makes it a decentralized autonomous organization.
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DASH (DASH)
C$156 (US$117)
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■ DASH News:
Dash decreased its block reward by 7.14% last week to ensure that Dash
has a limited supply of coins and also slowly ease the transition to a fees-
based network. Dash will continue to decrease block rewards roughly every
383.25 days, a much more gradual pace than Bitcoin’s 50% decrease every
four years. A more gradual decrease allows more time for increases in the
number of transactions to provide enough incentive for miners and
masternodes to secure the network and fund treasury projects on fees
alone.
Cryptocurrency lending platform, SALT, will now accept Dash directly as
collateral. Additionally, if a user runs a Dash Masternode, they can still
operate that Masternode with rewards and voting rights, while also using it
as collateral on SALT.
Additionally, Celsius Network now allows Dash community members to
earn interest on Dash and take out USD loans against Dash. Dash users
can earn a 7.50% return, which is the highest currently available on the
platform, and also borrow at competitive rates that vary based on the coin
and collateral.
■ Trading History YTD:
Since trading down during the first month of the year, the price of Dash has
experienced generally positive price momentum since February, 2019.
■ Current Environment:
Alongside other major cryptocurrencies, Dash trading down for the first half
of the week before stabilizing at lower levels during the second half of the
week.
Volumes for the week were lower than the previous week‘s averaging 2.7
million coins per day.
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Ethereum Classic (ETC)
C$8.21 (US$6.14)
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Ethereum Classic is an open-source, public,
blockchain-based distributed computing platform
featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. It
provides a decentralized Turing-complete virtual
machine, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which
can execute scripts using an international network of
public nodes. ETC has a value token called “ether”,
which can be transferred between participants or stored
in a cryptocurrency wallet.
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■ ETH Classic News:
No significant ETC related news last week.
■ Trading History YTD:
ETC has experienced a generally negative start to the year with more
downward than positive price movement.
■ Current Environment:
After a brief uptick in price felt by all major cryptocurrencies, negative
momentum in the price of ETC resumed last week as it traded down
for most of the week.
Volumes were lower this week averaging 81.1 million coins per day
compared to the previous week’s 92.4 million coins per day.
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