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[BTC/USD] Price Analysis: $10,000 for Bitcoin in 2019 — Is It possible? Of Course!
[BTC/USD] Price Analysis: $10,000 for Bitcoin in 2019 — Is It possible? Of Course!

SEC Fined EtherDelta Founder. What Does This Mean For All ERC-20 Tokens Securities?

  • Thomas Hughes
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    SEC fined Zachary Coburn (founder of EtherDelta) $388,000 US Dollars for operating an unregistered securities exchange

SEC Fined EtherDelta Founder. What Does This Mean For All ERC-20 Tokens Securities?
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EtherDelta is a well-known Decentralized Exchange (DEX) and the trading platform for hundreds of ERC-20 tokens issued via ICOs. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fined Zachary Coburn (founder of EtherDelta) $388,000 US Dollars for operating an unregistered securities exchange. As a result, the trading volume on the platform dropped substantially to just $250,000 per day (previously in the millions).

This SEC ruling raises the question of whether all Ethereum-based tokens are considered securities by the Commission. What about other crypto coins? How will this affect other decentralized exchanges? Will it somehow affect Ethereum’s price? It is most likely that ERC-20 tokens will be classified according to a set of rules: some will be securities, and some will be commodities. The fine against EtherDelta is due to a non-registered exchange.

Charts at a Glance

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ETH/USD is still up 5.93% for the last 7 days, but it has been retracing lower after hitting the high at $223. The next logical destination is the confluence zone created by the bullish trend line seen on chart and the horizontal support at $205 but from there, we expect bullish price action to resume.

A break of the mentioned zone would create a lower low, would show increased bearish pressure, and would be a clear sign that further downside will follow. It must be noted that the 200 mark is in close vicinity, and this will act as a strong psychological support. In other words, the path of least resistance is North.

Support zone: $200 – $205 zone and the bullish trend line

Resistance zone: $223

Most likely scenario: bounce at support and move through $223 (during several days probably)

Alternate scenario: break of support zone and extended downside movement

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Question of the Day: Can Stablecoins Accelerate Cryptocurrency Adoption?

  • Yuri Molchan
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    Stablecoins show hardly any volatility compared to Bitcoin and altcoins, many are hoping that they will be able to bridge new crypto economy and regular fiat money

Question of the Day: Can Stablecoins Accelerate Cryptocurrency Adoption?
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Bitcoin, the father cryptocurrency, emerged in hope that it will remove all intermediaries in electronic commerce that cut off their share of payments. BTC was perceived as a P2P way to replace fiat cash in an electronic format, which would enable one party to pay another without any financial institution or payment platform which would demand its share of a transaction as a reward for its services.

What is wrong with Bitcoin

For quite a while Bitcoin was performing the way the crypto community expected. But the situation changed later – BTC rate became weaker, thus bringing down its financial and economic reliability, when it gets to be used as a regular means of payment.

You cannot have a currency that would cost like a British castle today, a gram of gold – tomorrow and a pack of French fries the day after.

At that point practical fintech minds came up with an idea of creating something which would become a breakthrough in the universe of crypto – a so-called stablecoin.

Will stablecoins solve the volatility problem?

Technically, stablecoins are protected from the volatility roller-coaster that Bitcoin and other cryptos love to ride. They are programmed to keep their prices stable and investors now are largely attracted to this new type of digital assets.

Stablecoin does not show any volatility in its monetary value, since it has a fixed connection to an asset it is pegged to. The major goal of using stablecoins is taking the best from decentralized crypto coins and combining it with a constant value. Thanks to it, stablecoins can be used as a reliable means of trade.

Asset-pegged stablecoins

Asset-backed ones get their value from an asset as can be understood from the name. An asset provides the necessary value to a coin, as well as the necessary legitimacy.

A great example of an asset-pegged stablecoin is Tether (USDT). In spite of a series of scandals at the end of last year, it remains the most popular stablecoin in the crypto market.

Recently, it has partnered with the Tron Foundation to launch a Tron-based stablecoin.

Other examples are TrueUSD (TUSD), USD Coin (USDC), the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), and the Paxos Standard (PAX). They are all pegged to the USD.

Crypto-backed stablecoins

Some digital coins work in a similar way to fiat-backed ones, however, they are pegged to collateral crypto. That means that crypto assets that ensure the value of such stablecoins are stored in a wallet similar to escrow.

A good example of a crypto-pegged token is Maker, which is ranked 16 on CMC.

Algorithmic stablecoins

Even though, stablecoin can be interesting at first thought but the way they are built goes against the principle of decentralization that crypto coins have as a foundation. Thus, many crypto fans and evangelists are positive that stablecoins must be linked towards not a centralized asset but a computer algorithm which takes value from a balance between supply and demand.

Basis is now considered the most promising algorithmic stablecoin of all.

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Can stablecoin ensure smooth future for the crypto industry?

The primary goal of all crypto assets was and remains to come up with virtual asset that would be liquid enough and not vulnerable to market volatility. From this point of view, stablecoins are a dream of all crypto fans and evangelists of a decentralized economy.

Apart from the potential to conduct crypto transactions smoothly, experts believe it can bridge the two worlds – fiat and crypto, bringing them a mutually beneficial coexistence. However, that may take time.

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