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Bitcoin (BTC)
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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:
J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon has changed his tune on cryptocurrency. After
previously publicly opposing it, last week the firm announced it will develop and
begin using it’s own cryptocurrency, the “JPM Coin”. This will be the first U.S.
bank-backed cryptocurrency. It will be a stable coin, pegged to the U.S. dollar,
and will initially be used for three applications including international payments
for large corporate clients, securities transactions and the ability to replace
U.S. dollars held by large corporations using J.P. Morgan’s treasury services.
Two U.S. pension funds based in Fairfax County Virginia became the first U.S.
pension funds to gain crypto exposure with their investment in Morgan Creek
Digital’s new $40 million venture capital fund, which will invest in the equity of
blockchain companies and also hold a small percentage of its value in liquid
crypto assets.
Cryptocurrency-friendly Wyoming became the first U.S. state to enact changes
in law empowering private ownership of cryptocurrency.
BTC News:
California-based asset manager, Realty Shares, announced and then
subsequently withdrew a bitcoin exposed ETF. Per a final draft of the fund’s
prospectus, the ETF was to be actively managed to “provide investment
exposure to global currencies, both fiat and virtual currencies, that have been
widely adopted for use”, with up to 15% of its total assets in bitcoin futures.The
proposal was withdrawn at the request of the SEC due to the way Realty
Shares approached filing and not in opposition to the proposed ETF itself.
The SEC also announced that it is beginning its review of another bitcoin ETF
proposal filed by NYSE Arca and Bitwise Asset Management. The proposal
was registered in the Federal Register on February 15th, starting the clock on
an 45 day period for the SEC to make an initial decision and a 240 day period
for the SEC to make a final decision on whether to approve, reject or extend the
proposal.
Trading History YTD:
After spiking to a near-term high at the end of the first week of January, the
price of BTC has trended negatively for most of 2019.
Current Environment:
BTC saw a price spike on Monday, albeit not as strong as other major
cryptocurrencies, but enough to push BTC into positive territory for the year.
Volumes for the week were similar to the previous week, averaging 1.8 million
coins per day. However, volumes increase significantly on Monday with 2.5
million coins trading.
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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$195 (US$147)
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■ ETH News:
ETH maintained its number two position last week in terms of market
capitalization after over taking XRP the week prior.
ETH currently has a market capitalization of over US$15 billion, behind only
BTC at US$69.0 billion and ahead of XRP at US$13.2 billion.
Trading History YTD:
After a positive start to the year, ETH has declined over the past month
before experiencing a price spike in early February alongside other major
cryptocurrencies.
Current Environment:
Decoupling from BTC, ETH maintained stronger price momentum since the
beginning of February.
Volumes where stronger this week averaging 28.0 million coins per day. Like
most other major cryptocurrencies ETH saw a volume spike on Monday with
36.9 million coins trading.
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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$0.44 (US$0.33)
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■ XRP News:
J.P. Morgan’s announcement of its own JPM Coin last week resulted in
speculation that this would put pressure on XRP as the two coins focus on use
in international settlement.
The price of XRP declined on the news, falling further behind ETH in terms of
market capitalization and sinking into third place in terms of cryptocurrencies
with the largest market capitalizations, behind BTC and ETH.
■ Trading History YTD:
After rising in price the first week of the year, the price of XRP fell somewhat
sharply in the second week of the year with the negative trend continuing for
most of this year to date.
■ Current Environment:
XRP experienced a price spike late last week alongside other major
cryptocurrencies. The spike was not as strong as some of the other major
cryptocurrencies and XRP still trades down compared to the beginning of
the year.
Volumes for the week averaged 1.62 billion coins per day. This was up from
the prior weeks average of 1.56 billion 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$64 (US$48)
February 19, 11:30 am
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■ LTC News:
No significant LTC related news last week.
■ Trading History YTD:
LTC has been a relative outperformed in comparison to other major
cryptocurrencies so far in 2019 as it has traded positive for most of the
year.
Current Environment:
LTC traded down for most of the week before seeing a rally on Monday.
Unlike the other major cryptocurrencies LTC volume traded down week
over week.
This weeks trading volume averaged 25.8 million coins a day versus
last weeks volume of 26.9 million coins a day.
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2017
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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$193 (US$146)
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■ BCH News:
No significant BCH related news last week.
■ Trading History YTD:
The price of BCH has drifted sideways to negative during 2019,
without benefiting from some of the offsetting positive spikes other
cryptocurrencies experienced.
■ Current Environment:
BCH traded flat for most of the week before seeing a rally on Monday.
BCH still trades down compared to the price on January 1, 2019.
Volumes for the week traded down until yesterday when it spiked
above the weeks average of 2.2 million coins per day to 4.7 million
coins.
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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$118 (US$89)
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■ DASH News:
Dash usability expanded with the integration into Spend App and, with
that, VISA. Spend is a cryptocurrency ATM card and digital wallet, which
will allow Dash users to make purchases at the over 40 million merchants
that accept the VISA ATM card.
Spend will be offering three different levels of cards and allow users to
convert into over 16 different cryptocurrencies and USD, CAD, and EUR.
■ Trading History YTD:
Dash has traded like other major cryptocurrencies in 2019, with the price
trending generally down in January, but with the recent price strength now
trades up on the year.
Current Environment:
Dash experienced strong upward price momentum last week bringing the
price above where it started 2019.
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Ethereum Classic (ETC)
C$6.12 (US$4.63)
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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 and still
trades below the beginning of the years prices.
■ Current Environment:
ETC traded flat for most of the week before seeing a rally on Monday,
albeit a less pronounced rally compared to other major
cryptocurrencies.
Volumes for the week were up averaging 52.1 million coins per day
versus last weeks 41.5 million coins per day.
Like most other coins ETC saw a volume spike Monday as 62.2 million
coins traded.
In the image above, a Bull represents relatively favourable technical analysis indicators and a Bear represents relatively unfavourable technical analysis indicators.

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