Criminal Side Of Cryptos Brought to the Surface in the New Hollywood’s Thriller

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Criminal Side Of Cryptos Brought to the Surface in the New Hollywood’s Thriller
Directed by John Stalberg Jr., the new movie ‘Crypto’ is scheduled to be released in selected theaters on April 12. 
Criminal Side Of Cryptos Brought to the Surface in the New Hollywood’s Thriller

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WAVES Founder Sings Blockchain Not Bitcoin Tune in Davos

The founder and CEO of the Waves blockchain platform has weighed in about the future of blockchain technology as well as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Aleksandr Ivanov believes that the impact of distributed ledger technology underpinning digital assets will one day impact almost every industry on the planet.
In terms of cryptocurrencies themselves, the Russian entrepreneur believes that they may well be a passing fad in the greater blockchain revolution. He does, however, state that some form of digital currency will likely find a place in his native country in the next few years.
Ivanov: Blockchain Technology Will Underpin Web 3.0
The annual World Economic Forum is being held at Davos this week and, as you would expect, many cryptocurrency industry experts have descended on the Swiss alpine town to discuss all things finance. Amongst these is WAVES blockchain platform founder and CEO, Alesandr Ivanov.
Ivanov spoke to his country’s news publication RT at the event about the future of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in general. Somewhat surprisingly for a man who owes much of his now vast fortune to digital assets, the Russian entrepreneur believes the real innovation is in blockchain technology, rather than Bitcoin:
“Cryptocurrencies are just a small part of blockchain technology… Now the next stage of development has already begun.”
The CEO went on state that the distributed ledger system first made famous for its use in the Bitcoin network would eventually have a dramatic impact in just about every industry imaginable. True enough, the technology is already being explored by a disparate range of concerns from logistics companies to luxury goods manufacturers.
Ivanov spoke to RT at the WEF being held in Davos, Switzerland.
During the interview, Ivanov touched upon the Venezuelan “petro” digital currency and the impact it could have on the struggling nation. The tech entrepreneur stated that the technology should not be seen as “a silver bullet to solve all the problems” as it appears the South American country’s political elite had hoped.
Ivanov also mused on the likelihood of cryptocurrencies becoming accepted by the Russian state. To this he stated that he believed there would be a few digital tokens regulated by the nation but this could take as long as five years. Also relating to cryptocurrency itself, was the omission of comment regarding rumours that the Russian government is in the process of preparing to accumulate Bitcoin as a hedge against the US dollar.
Finally, the conversation moved onto Ivanov’s own project, WAVES. The crypto-billionaire as some have referred to him as stated that his company was committed to building a new internet based around blockchain technology:
“We are already engaged in Web 3.0 technologies. They combine different blockchain-based technologies. This revolution is taking place rather slowly, but it is already beginning, and we want to stake this niche in Russia.”
 
Related Reading: Coinbase COO: Crypto is Enabling the Creation of Internet 3.0
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Crypto Market Update: Rebound Continues, 20% Gain Since The Weekend

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Crypto markets still on the up; Waves and Bitcoin Cash are flying, Tron and Iota following.
Following yesterday’s long-awaited crypto market pump things have continued rising for a second day adding another $7 billion into the digital currency pot. This has taken total market capitalization back over $120 billion again and resulted in a solid 20% gain from the weekend lows.
Bitcoin has added another 6% on the day taking it to $3,750 again. The gain marks an increase of 17% since its 2018 low on Saturday. BTC is at the highest level it has been for almost two weeks. There is no need to rejoice just yet however as the longer term trend is still bearish.
Even Ethereum has benefited from the bounce with a further 8% on the day taking ETH back over $100 for the first time since December 6. As above Ethereum still has a very long way to go for a recovering to be considered but upward momentum is always welcome.
The top ten is still in the green for a second day with Bitcoin Cash making a somewhat miraculous recovery from almost death adding 25% in the past 24 hours to $112. Tron is the only other altcoin in the top ten with a double-figure gain at 12%. EOS has held the fourth spot over Stellar but both have made gains of around 7% at the time of writing.
Waves has surged into the top twenty with a pump of 35% at the moment. The signing of a cooperation agreement with Tokenization Standards Association (TSA) seems to be driving momentum for Waves.
Iota is also having a very good day gaining 14% and Maker, with a recent listing on Coinbase Pro, is up 18% on the day. The rest are adding 5-8 percent on levels this time yesterday.
Aside from Waves, Stratis and Monacoin are also having a bumper day with over 50% added at the moment. The dumping altcoins are ones that have been up and down so often recently it has become hard to keep up, TenX and Factom.
Total market capitalization has made it back over $120 billion with a gain of 6% since yesterday. The momentum started a few hours ago and is building on Tuesday’s double digit surge. Trade volume is up at $18 billion and the flow is going in the right direction once again. If it can be sustained this time is the big question and market cap will need to at least double from its current level before any talk of a recovery can begin.
FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals.
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Waves Platform Negotiating with Malta Government Amidst Growing Relocation Trend

The Waves Project’s CEO, Sasha Ivanov, is engaged in negotiations with the Maltese government in an effort to gain all the proper accreditation in order to run their operations on the island. The news comes amidst a growing trend of cryptocurrency and blockchain companies moving to Malta in order to be in a country with a friendly regulatory environment.
‘Blockchain Island’ Growing in Popularity
In a Medium post from Wave’s official blog, the blockchain company explained that they are in the process of moving their platform to the Mediterranean island nation and are currently discussing what benefits the company’s blockchain solutions can bring to the island’s infrastructure.
The Medium post notes that:
“Waves attended a meeting with government representatives and other interested parties on the island to discuss technological cooperation in the fields of healthcare, land registry, voting and other areas, as well as proposals to use Waves as a platform for tokenised financial instruments.”
The Waves Project was founded in 2016, and currently offers a crypto wallet, a decentralized exchange platform (DEX) and a tool for releasing tokens. They also offer a crypto token – WAVES – that can be used to trade with fiat currencies and to purchase various cryptocurrencies offered on their platform.
The Waves founder and CEO spoke about the move to Malta:
“We are interested in this accreditation and are ready to start working with Malta’s legal experts to bring our ready-to-use blockchain solutions here: Waves for the financial sector and Vostok for the government and corporate sectors.”
The Growing Trend of Crypto Companies Moving to Malta
The Waves Project is currently based in Moscow, and the move to Malta is due to the crypto and blockchain friendly environment. Recently, multiple other cryptocurrency companies have moved their operations to Malta, including Binance and BitPay.
Many countries, including Japan and South Korea, have increased their regulatory requirements for cryptocurrency exchanges, which has led many of these companies to find countries that offer more benefits to crypto companies in order to increase their economic output.
Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, discussed Malta becoming a blockchain hub, saying that:
“Over the last months, the Maltese government has actively solved how to position Malta as a major hub in terms of the digital economy, which will play a central role in the economic sustainability of the years to come. The Maltese government has legislated three acts that will provide legal certainty to this space, involving DLT and digital financial products and services such as virtual currencies and ICOs.”
The move to encourage blockchain companies to base their operations out of Malta, which is an incredibly small country, is strategic, as these companies will add jobs and economic stimulus to the country, while also increasing the government’s tax revenue.
The Junior Minister for Malta’s Financial Services, Silvio Schembri, spoke about Waves’ move to the island, saying:
“Malta is going through exciting times with world-renowned names associating themselves with us,” adding that he is “looking forward for even further cooperation with the Waves Platform in the coming weeks.”
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Bitcoin Hits $6,500 while Altcoins “Exploding” with Gains as Experts Say Cryptos to Rally

Bitcoin and the entire crypto market is green while several altcoins are enjoying significant gains. Meanwhile, experts and enthusiasts share various possible market sentiments.
Entire crypto market in tremendous green
Today, a market is green and enjoying the gains after days of the severe price drop. Bitcoin is currently exchanging hands at $6,502 while being up over 3 percent. The leading cryptocurrency’s trading range for today has been between $6,333 to $6,528 as shown in the chart below.

With a market cap of $112 billion, the daily trading volume of the number one cryptocurrency is still pretty low at $4.1 billion. However, as altcoins also rise in tandem with Bitcoin, its dominance takes a drop and hit 56%.
So, when it comes to altcoins, all of the top 100 cryptocurrencies are in the green while some are registering great surge. Out of the top 15 altcoins:

Ethereum (ETH) by 18%, Monero (XLM) by 17%, and Tron (TRX) by 16% are the biggest gainers
Cardano (ADA), IOTA (MIOTA), and NEO are rising 11 to 12%
XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ethereum Classic (ETC) are on an about 8 percent hike

The winners of today’s price rise are:

Nano by 47% and Aurora (AOA) by 40% are dominating the gainers
Waves, Decetraland (MANA), Verge (XVG), and Aion are all in the 20% hike range
Other notable mentions are Waltonchain (WAN), Basic Attention Token (BAT), ICON (IOST), and VeChain (VET) that are up between 14 to 16%

Also, read: Ripple Powering Up Japan’s Remittance viaRippleNet, Making SBI Largest Money Transfer Provider
Market still severely down from ATH, A rally coming up?
Despite the price rise, the crypto market is still 80 to 90% down from its all-time high (ATH). However, according to an observation by a crypto enthusiast, this just might mean we are in for a big rally soon.

Biggest decline in altcoin marketcap was in 2014 -86% with a total duration of 266 days before a massive bounce.
Today we are sitting at a decline of -85% in 252 days. #2weeks pic.twitter.com/TD6bs1lM1c
— Galaxy (@galaxybtc) September 11, 2018

Also, crypto analyst and Placeholder VC, Chris Burnskey shares a thread on Twitter explaining how as a bear market comes on, BTC dominance along with its maximalist rises. First, he shares that Bitcoin is so not over the losses as:
“Despite maximalists’ increasing comfort in deriding other crypto assets, note that #bitcoin isn’t out of the woods yet, as we are left to wonder if $6,000 is the new $200.”
But, “as this bear market turns to consolidation it will consolidate around #bitcoin. $BTC then, will also likely kick off the next bull market (be careful of false starts).”
And then the interesting relation between Bitcoin halving and price skyrocketing scenario:
“Note that some of #bitcoin’s biggest bull markets have come the year after the coinbase reward halving.

November 2012 = 1st halving, 2013 a monster year.
July 2016 = 2nd halving, 2017 a monster year.
Summer 2020 = 3rd halving, 2021 a ???”
Moreover, “As #bitcoin consolidates after a first leg up, traders will take profits into other cryptos, and so the small-to-mid cap #cryptoassets will rally.”
Only to conclude with:

The entire thread can be read here.
However, not everyone is positive of altcoins as the Chief Commercial Officer at the US-based Bitcoin payment service provider, BitPay, Sonny Singh comments:
“…Where the issue is, is the altcoins. Those will never come back, the way bitcoin will come back. Bitcoin will rebound next year.”
He further adds:
“You’re not seeing the likes of BlackRock launching an altcoin product. Bitcoin’s the leader in the space.”
But a bull rally is surely in the picture soon as he comments:
“Right now the market is looking for some defining moment — a catalyst. Right now you’re hearing a lot of rumors. But next year you’ll see the talk of the big entrants become real — Goldman Sachs launching a trading desk, Fidelity does launch a bitcoin product, Square offers bitcoin processing for merchants, BlackRock offers an ETF. When these things start to happen you’ll see some adoption and then the price will bounce up again.”
Only time and market sentiments will tell how will Bitcoin and hundreds of altcoin do in the short as well as long term.
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Tokes [TKS] wallet by Waves now available for all iOS and Android devices

On 17th July 2018, Waves, a decentralized blockchain platform announced the release of a new version of their ‘Tokes [TKS] Wallet’ on iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

The Tokes wallet is connected to public Waves nodes to retrieve the transactions and to send or receive TKS. Also, the application provides an easily accessible interface for the transactions of Tokes. The mobile application supports Tokes [TKS] and Waves.

The features that include in the Tokes wallet are:

  • Users can view the status of their transactions.
  • Send Tokes through a direct address or QR code can be scanned using the device.
  • Keeps a backup of the private seed and is stored securely in order to avoid any fraud.
  • Import private seed from existing Waves wallet.
  • Vendor locator to find merchants accepting Tokes.

Once the registration has been completed on the user’s smartphone, they are advised to store their private seed phrase safely in order to login back to their account. Private seed is encrypted using your mobile password or biometric ID.

Waves is a decentralized blockchain platform developed for users to issue, transfer, swap and trade tokens. It also allows users to launch their own cryptocurrency tokens.

Developers of Waves have the benefit of high network capacity, low latency and low transaction fees. The Waves platform has created 278,745 wallets and still counting and has issued 16,424 tokens.

At the time of writing, TKS is trading at $0.81 with a market capitalization of $2,765,154. The token has seen a hike of 7.2% in the past 7 days.

Chextoken, a Reddit user commented:

“Tokes apps are the most complete and innovative build I’ve seen on WAVES or any network really to facilitate payment processing solutions.”

Another Redditor named Wavechecker says:

“Tokes have reached some of their key milestones. Congrats to you and the team at Tokes.”

A cryptocurrency enthusiast says:

“The very easy to use interface makes this wallet a very good choice for people who are brand new to crypto.”

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