Cobinhood, New Tokens Added with Margin Trading and Funding

Cobinhood exchange – that charges no fees for trading have planned to add new tokens XRP and NEM to expand the reach of their services. The exchange has also added a benefit of margin trading and funding with Ethereum (ETH), Cobinhood Coin (COB), and Bitcoin (BTC). The announcement was made on Twitter.

The new cryptocurrency trading features would be launched on the platform on October 19th, allowing users to maximize their crypto assets.

Cobinhood recently made cryptocurrency headlines for receiving the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in 2018. They are the first crypto-related business to win this accolade, establishing a historical difference in the industry.

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Poloniex to close Margin Trading for US customers, Delists AMP EXP and GNO Tokens.

After the recent acquisition of Poloniex by Goldman Sachs backed circle, the firm [Poloniex] announced that by year-end it would close access to margin trading for clients from the United States. Releasing the statement Poloniex explained explains that these changes are part of its ongoing commitment to ensure it “complies with regulatory requirements in every jurisdiction.”

Poloniex also mentioned about delisting of digital assets – AMP, EXP and GNO tokens.

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Crypto Margin Trading – Everything you need to know

How could a crypto investor who has a limited amount of cryptocurrency add leverage to his investment portfolio? One of the options that could pay off but is a risky investment is Margin Trading. Margin Trading allows investors to upsurge the amount to be invested without holding the assets. Though it sounds simpler is considered to be a risky strategy and not recommended for everyone.

What is Crypto Margin Trading?

Margin Trading is a concept where the traders are allowed to open a position with leverage. Picking an example would be beneficial here –

Assume you are keen to purchase 1000 shares of XYZ, which are currently trading at $5, so the amount of capital you need is $5000[1000*5]. Now with Margin trading, you can buy a future contract of XYZ by paying 20% margin, that means by investing $1000 you can get exposure to the stock of value $5000.

Leveraging has helped an investor to manage a portfolio worth $5000 with just $1000. Leveraging would also help in making profits if the prices of the stock shoot up.

In crypto world, the concept is similar where Margin Trading is conceivable due to growing interest of cryptocurrency users in the lending market. Funders offer loan to investors, while lenders earn interest on the loan released, the investor uses this money [ in crypto, bond or fiat form] to invest in more significant amounts of coins.

Lets again pick an example –

So you are planning to buy $10,000 worth of Bitcoin

With borrowing 50% Or leveraging 2:1 or 2x

Then you would only need $5000 to purchase a bitcoin worth $10,000.

Globally, we have two types crypto exchanges model, one where customer themselves offer the loan for the margin market and second where exchange itself provides them.

Costing of Crypto Margin Trading

Margin Trading is considered to be a risky investment and hence also serves as a high return strategy. So while leveraging is the best reward earned, it could also turn into bankruptcy risk when there is a steep fall. So as the investor’s chance of gaining more increases at the same rate there is an increase in the risk to lose more. Hence exchange fixes a value called as liquidation value. It is the value where any exchange would automatically close your position so that you do not lose any of the loaned money, and only lose your own money.

Cost of Crypto Margin Trading

The cost of a margin position would include

  1. The interest for the borrowed coins
  2. Fees for opening a position with the exchange

Continuing the same example of borrowing $10,000 worth of bitcoin with 2X leverage you would need $5000, so either you can borrow this money from exchange/lenders that would mean to pay interest and also a fee for opening a position with the exchange.

So total cost of buying a theoretical $10000 worth of bitcoin would be –

= $5000 + interest [ varies from 5% to 50%] + fees

Our next post would talk about the pros and cons of Crypto Margin Trading. Stay tuned.

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StellarX -Trade All Assets – Fiat, Crypto, Bonds, Whatever

Co-creator of StellarX Christian says StellaX is for FREE; We aren’t here for a cut. We’re here to redefine how assets move around the world.

While most of the exchanges charge fees on each transaction or use idle funds to invest and get returns. We at StellarX take no fees and, even above that, we refund all network costs, something no other decentralized exchange can match.

How could something be just FREE? Well, Christian stats its just the right match of technology that is helping us do this. Trades and orders are native to Stellar, not a layer that has to be superimposed via relayers and smart contracts. And Stellar’s consensus mechanism requires neither “work” nor “stake” — that is, it doesn’t use your capital to function. Thus, we don’t need your capital to perform either.

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Reports state Crypto Trading to increase 50%

According to ICO advisory firm Satis Group – Crypto trading volume will grow 50% in 2019 and nurture at 9% CAGR [compound annual growth rate] through 2028. This may result in an increase in revenue for — rising as of $2.1 billion last year [2017] to well over $3 billion in 2019. However, to pass the regulatory hurdles as improvement in infrastructure is the need of the hour.

The report stats – While there is mostly a robust market for consumer trading and custody, these products do not always meet the needs of institutional investors, whose solutions must meet higher burdens relative to security and regulatory compliance.

Read more at cryptodaily


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Crypto Exchange’s – issues of “transparency, fairness, and security” in crypto trading.

A months-long investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office found that cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to market manipulation and fall short on consumer protection.a 32-page report published Tuesday, the attorney general’s office highlighted issues of “transparency, fairness, and security” in crypto trading. The “Virtual Markets Integrity Report” said that in many cases, exchanges are not doing much to stop unfair market practices. according to the report by Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office ” The industry has yet to implement serious market surveillance capacities, akin to those of traditional trading venues, to detect and punish suspicious trading activity,

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Top Five Cryptocurrencies as per Market Cap

Bitcoin, Litecoin, Zcash, Cardano, Ether, Dogecoin, Tether, Titcoin, Potcoin, Auroracoin, Primecoin, Swiftcoin just to name a few of exploding cryptocurrency market. As per investing currency list, there are 2260 cryptocurrencies listed on the market as of 14-Sept. As of 15, March 2018 there were 1658 cryptocurrencies, a whooping upward growth. While launching a crypto may not be much of significance, but getting a position in the market is indeed a tough job.

As of March, the cryptocurrency market capitalization was under $369 billion, that indicates that each of the cryptocurrency in March was worth of ~$222 million. However, that’s not the fact – the top 20 leading cryptos account for 89% of the total market — the other 1,638 cryptocurrencies are worth a combined $39.6 billion.

In fact, if you try listing cryptos with the largest market capitalization, here are the top five cryptos as of writing this article –

top 5

As experts recommend while placing your bet choose the one with the market capitilization[total coins that will ever be produced times current value], the coins potential to survive in the market and the ease with which a coin can be traded for fiat currency like the US dollars.

While market cap, its potential to survive and ease to convert are some of the best bets, Traders owning cryptos other than Litecoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum; Bitcoin Cash also find it hard to trade them for actual fiat. Most of the coins could be traded at online cryptocurrency exchange, and individuals could also buy stuff online, but converting it into a fiat means –

  1. First converting it into a significant cryptocurrency [like BTC or ETH]
  2. Then get USD against it.

So even though a USD value is listed against each of the cryptocurrency, that does not signify you can liquidate it as per your wish.

Yahoo now supports Crypto Trading on its platform

As per reports, Yahoo one of the most popular website has launched a service that allows its visitors to trade different cryptocurrency tokens such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. directly through its platform. The announcement was made after their collaboration with financial API developer Trade It. The partnership would offer all the users of Yahoo Finance to trade different cryptocurrency on the platform. The new trading feature focusing cryptocurrencies is available only on the Yahoo Finance mobile iOS app on the app store

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SIX MYTHS OF CRYPTOCURRENCY EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD KNOW

2017 has been a transformative year for blockchain and digital currency. As stated by coindesk – The combined market cap rocketed from $15 billion in January to over $600 billion by year’s end. While such exponential growth has acted as a barrier to fresh entrants in crypto domains, with a dip in the market, the newbies are trying to explore the opportunity and get some exposure to cryptosphere. While the hype is all around, the fresh investors might fall for misleading information easily accessible to them.

Our post would talk about some of the myths floating around and the TRUTH behind them. So let’s dive in –

Cryptocurrency is a Ponzi Scheme

When you see your news channel/subscription flashing news like –

“Alleged India Bitconnect head, Divyesh Darji, was arrested this week at an airport in Delhi as he arrived from Dubai. He and conspirators are accused of bilking millions of dollars (Rs 88,000 crore) from Indian investors seeking to find financial refuge during the government’s demonetization campaign.” Read more at news.bitcoin.com

Or

Chinese Police Arrest Hackers Behind $87 Million Cryptocurrency Theft. Read more at ccn.com.”

It might push you to think cryptocurrency is a Ponzi scheme, but its not the fault of the technology but the people who try to misuse and con you and that could happen with any technology.

Cryptocurrency, a use case of blockchain technology has been in the market and used by various verticals across the globe. Firms like Ripple are making seamless payments around the world via digital assets. So while you make up your mind to start investing, make sure to check the reliability and credibility of the firm.

Coins and Tokens are Same

Honestly, Tokens and Coins are the categories of cryptocurrency.

Coins/ Alternative cryptocurrency coins/ Altcoins

In laymen terms, they are the coins that are alternatives to Bitcoin, Ether, etc. The way an altcoin is synthesized is as follows – First, an open source blockchain, with original protocol [ may be a variant of Bitcoin or created their own blockchain like Ethereum, Ripple with new protocol]is picked up and then the underlying code is changed, resulting in a new coin or cryptocoin. Some examples of cryptocoins are – Litecoin, Peercoin, Auroracoin, etc.

Tokens

Tokens could be defined as a representation of a particular utility or asset, which need to reside on top of another blockchain. They are a representation of an asset that is tradeable and fungible, maybe commodities or loyalty points or even other cryptocurrencies.

Tokens need another platform like Omni or Ethereum to operate and exist. Tokens are created over ICO’s or initial Coin Offerings, and is necessary to fund the operating expenses to host it as a service.

Cryptocurrency is only for criminals/tax evaders

Cryptocurrency because of its nature of decentralization and anonymity may have attracted tax evaders and criminals for money laundering and drug trafficking. But they are also used by law-abiding citizens around the world. While one of the use cases of cryptocurrency is for people in underdeveloped and developing countries to enable financial inclusion, it is also helping citizens of countries where there are political and economic instability.

Crypto transactions are anonymous

The essential feature of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is that it is private. However, the government in the US has implemented regulations wherein exchanges have to comply with Anti Money Laundering and Know Your Customer Regulations. In the European Union, the exchange platform needs to follow guidelines issued by Financial Action Task Force (FATF), then complemented by national rules. The framework bars the subjected entities, from keeping anonymous accounts or accounts in fictitious names. In Asia as well, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is applied. In South Korea that is considered to be one of the biggest hubs of cryptocurrency has banned anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies and requires the entities to verify their customers appropriately.

Bitcoin is the only Cryptocurrency available

Amongst all the cryptocurrency available, Bitcoin is the most popular, backed up by strong community base, is the talk of the town and trending, hence at times mistaken as the only cryptocurrency available.

Cryptocurrency is Not Legal

Cryptocurrency is NOT ILLEGAL. However, the discussion is whether a country accepts it as an alternative to physical currency. Also, government across the globe are trying to lay down regulations to help people from misusing it.

 

References

Cointelegraph, citowise, masterthecrypto

 

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