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Bitcoin (BTC)

C$10,745 (US$8,014) 

May 21, 1:00 pm

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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:

One of the largest cryptocurrency events globally, Consensus, wrapped up last

week in New York with major announcements coming out of it from many large

corporations.

Notably, Amazon made its first appearance at Consensus to discuss its new

managed blockchain service, called the Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB),

which will operate as a centrally administered immutable data ledger within

Amazon Web Services (AWS). Other announcements came from the

ConenSys-backed Kaleido, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), and the

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Elwood Asset Management released a

study on crypto hedge funds last quarter. The report highlights that in Q1 2019

crypto hedge fund assets under management (AUM) grew approximately

300% over the previous quarter. The report also noted that a majority of crypto

hedge funds are still relatively small with over 60% having less than US$10

million in AUM.

■ BTC News:

Craig Wright, who controversially claims he is Satoshi Nakamoto, has filed

United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin white paper. The price of

Bitcoin SV, which is verbally endorsed by Craig Wright and was created by

two hard forks extending from the Bitcoin blockchain, soared on the news.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has moved its decision on a

Bitcoin exchange-traded-fund (ETF) application made by Bitwise Asset

Management to an undisclosed date, calling into question whether such an

ETF will be approved in 2019.

■ Trading History YTD:

After a slow grind sideways for the first three months of 2019, the price of BTC

shot up at the beginning of April.

Positive momentum has continued since then with the price exceeding US

$8,000 in May and stabilizing slightly lower than this level.

■ Current Environment:

The price of BTC rose throughout the week last week before correcting on

Friday.

However, the currency regained strength with positive momentum resuming

over the weekend.

Volumes were higher week-over-week, averaging 3.6 million coins per day.

The previous week’s volumes averaged 3.2 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$343  (US$256) 

May 21, 1:00 pm

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■ ETH News:

Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are among luxury goods designers

teaming up Microsoft Azure to track information about their products using

the Ethereum blockchain. In addition to tracking the authenticity of the

goods, the service will also offer ethical and environmental information,

instructions for product care and warranty services.

Chainalysis reported that over 33% of ETH is owned by 376 individuals.

The report went on to state that this number is down from 47% in 2016.

■ Trading History YTD:

After a positive start to the year, the price of ETH declined for most of

January before being able to hold on to positive momentum for most of

February, March and April.

However, with the recent positive performance of BTC, ETH has

underperformed BTC, with the price of ETH in BTC terms trending down

since the end of February.

■ Current Environment:

Positive momentum in ETH continued last week with the price grinding

higher throughout the week.

Additionally, ETH regained some momentum versus BTC with the price of

ETH ending the week up on both a USD and BTC basis.

Volumes for the week averaged 56.4 million coins per day, this is up from

the previous week’s volume of 47.9 million coins per day.

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■ Current Environment:

Alongside other major cryptocurrencies, the price of XRP experienced a

positive spike in early May.

Positive momentum continued in XRP early last week, before it began to

decline and stabilize at lower levels in the latter half of the week.

However, XRP did gain some momentum back versus BTC, with the price

of XRP increasing in BTC terms on the week.

Volumes for the week were higher, averaging 8.96 billion coins per day

compared to the previous week’s volumes of 4.27 billion 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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Website:

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XRP

C$0.54 (US$0.40) 

May 21, 1:00 pm

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■ XRP News:

No significant XRP related news last week.

■ 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.

While the price of XRP has been more volatile in USD terms, it has

declined steadily in terms of BTC since the beginning of 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$569 (US$424) 

May 21, 1:00 pm

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■ BCH News:

As noted above, Craig Wright, who controversially claims he is Satoshi

Nakamoto, has filed United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin

white paper. The price of Bitcoin SV, which is verbally endorsed by Craig

Wright and was created by a hard fork in Bitcoin Cash last fall, soared on

the news.

Bitcoin Cash underwent a hard fork last week. The fork was successfully

completed on May 15, 2019. It was non-contentious and did not create a

new currency in the process.

■ Trading History YTD:

Somewhat similar to the trend in the price of BTC, the price of BCH

ground sideways for the first quarter of 2019 before experiencing a price

spike in early April.

BCH has experienced a similar price spike at the beginning of May,

surpassing US$400.

■ Current Environment:

The price of BCH continued to gain momentum the first half of last week,

before giving up gains mid-week. Over the weekend BCH reversed

direction ending up on the week.

Volumes were higher week-over-week, averaging 9.0 million coins per

day compared to the previous week’s volumes of 7.2 million coins per

day.

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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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$124 (US$92) 

May 21, 1:00 pm

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■ LTC News:

Litecoin fell further behind other major cryptocurrencies last week in terms

of market capitalization, losing its fifth-place position and falling to sixth

behind Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and EOS.

Litecoin now has a market capitalization of US$5.7 billion versus fifth

place EOS at almost US$5.8 billion and Bitcoin at US$142 billion.

■ Trading History YTD:

Having started 2019 as a relative outperformer in comparison to other

major cryptocurrencies, LTC has lost some momentum in the second

quarter of 2019 as it has not participated in the recent positive

movements to the extent other major cryptocurrencies have.

However, the price of LTC has traded positively for most of the year in

2019.

■ Current Environment:

The price of LTC hit an 11-month high last week when it broke over

US$100. The price declined from this peak later in the week, still ending

the week up.

Volumes were higher week-over-week, averaging 52.3 million coins per

day compared to the previous week’s volumes of 44.9 million coins per

day.

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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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$226 (US$168) 

May 21, 1:00 pm

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■ DASH News:

No significant Dash related news this week.

■ Trading History YTD:

After a generally negative start to the year, the price of Dash has

experienced more positive than negative price momentum from February

2019 onwards in terms of USD.

However, given the larger price appreciation seen in BTC, the price of

Dash has trended negatively since the end of March in BTC terms.

■ Current Environment:

The price of Dash increased for the first half of the week last week, before

negative momentum took over in that latter half of the week. However,

over the weekend DASH regained positive movement and ended the

week up in both USD and BTC terms.

Like most other major cryptocurrencies, volumes for the week were higher

compared to the previous week’s average, averaging 3.6 million coins per

day.

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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Ethereum Classic (ETC)

C$10.15  (US$7.57) 

May 21, 1:00 pm

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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

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■ ETH Classic News:

No significant ETC related news last week.

■ Trading History YTD:

After trading sideways for most of the first quarter of 2019, the price of

ETC has benefited from broader momentum in the cryptocurrency space,

trading generally positively in April and May in terms of USD.

However, ETC has generally underperformed other major

cryptocurrencies with its price trending negatively throughout most of the

recent rally in terms of BTC.

■ Current Environment:

The price of ETC increased for the first half of the week last week, before

correcting on Friday.

Unlike other major cryptocurrencies, the price of ETC did not experience

a significant rebound over the weekend. However, due to gains

experienced earlier in the week, the price of ETC ended the week up both

in BTC and USD terms.

Volumes were higher week-over-week, averaging 120.9 million coins per

day compared to the previous week’s volumes of 92.8 million coins per

day.

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