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Cryptocurrencies Rebound As Global Stocks Sell-Off

Aug 15, 2018

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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies sorted by 24 hour Volume

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Name Ticker Price 1H% CHG 24H%CHG 7D%CHG MARKET CAP 24H VOLUME
Bitcoin BTC USD$6381.02 -2.38% 4.44% 0.3% USD$109,827,148,571 USD$4,819,217,940
Ethereum ETH USD$288.08 -3.34% 10.17% -20.04% USD$29,196,067,955 USD$1,910,144,670
EOS EOS USD$4.7 -1.49% 8.17% -16.82% USD$4,261,339,539 USD$711,418,554
Bitcoin Cash BCH USD$515.95 -2.66% 5.71% -12.91% USD$8,923,183,647 USD$377,913,219
XRP XRP USD$0.29 -1.61% 8.35% -14.76% USD$11,263,639,424 USD$333,315,703

Source: CoinMarketCap

Top 5 Cryptocurrencies sorted by 24 hour Price Percent Change

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Name Ticker Price 1H% CHG 24H%CHG 7D%CHG MARKET CAP 24H VOLUME
Qtum QTUM USD$4.53 -2.8% 13.14% -15.22% USD$402,151,225 USD$182,965,803
Dash DASH USD$154.52 -2.73% 12.74% -13.0% USD$1,276,207,462 USD$123,692,735
Ethereum Classic ETC USD$12.16 -1.96% 11.89% -21.18% USD$1,262,425,094 USD$256,219,687
NEO NEO USD$16.4 -3.8% 11.79% -25.94% USD$1,065,961,202 USD$71,753,616
OmiseGO OMG USD$3.72 -3.68% 10.35% -16.72% USD$522,048,524 USD$54,038,487

Source: CoinMarketCap

  • American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) is looking at the IBM Blockchain solution to create a new automated insurance reporting tool.  The open Insurance Data Link (openIDL) will allow insurance carriers to more easily store data on a distributed ledger. 
  • A US investor has filed a USD$224mm lawsuit against AT&T over claims that the company failed to have proper security in-place to prevent a hacker from stealing USD$24mm in cryptocurrencies via a digital identity theft. 
  • According to a research report by Citrix, 59% of UK companies have been affected by cryptojacking malware.  Cryptojacking malware employs its victim’s computational resources without their permission in order to mine cryptocurrencies for the attacker and leads to a wasteful increase in electric power consumption and the slowing down of affected devices.  According to Citrix’s research, 80% of the cryptojacking cases took place in the last six months. 
  • Coinnbase announces the acquisition of Distributed System, a San Francisco digital identity startup. 
  • LINE, a Japanese social messaging app, announced that is forming a USD$10mm blockchain venture capital fund.  The company believes the decision to create a blockchain venture fund will make LINE one of the first publicly traded companies to formalize token investments through a corporate fund structure. 
  • Prime Trust, a US financial institution that is playing a behind-the-scenes role for several USD$-backed cryptocurrencies announces it will offer cold storage custody for Bitcoin, Ethereum and other ERC-20 tokens.   
  • The SEC has expanded its investigation into Riot Blockchain, a biotech company that has turned into a crypto miner.  In Riot’s most recent 10Q, management states that the SEC is now looking at some of the firm’s registration document statements as well as a minority stake in Coinsquare, a Canadian crypto trading platform. 
  • Unbright, a unified framework for blockchain-based business integration, is partnering with Lufthansa, Microsoft and NEM to create a new enterprise blockchain solution. 

Source: Stockdio

Sources:

https://www.coindesk.com/insurance-ratings-bureau-pilots-ibm-blockchain-for-automatic-reporting/ 
https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-acquires-digital-identity-startup-distributed-systems/ 
https://cointelegraph.com/news/citrix-survey-more-than-half-of-uk-companies-hit-by-cryptojacking-malware-at-some-point 
https://cointelegraph.com/news/japans-messaging-giant-line-sets-up-10-million-hong-kong-blockchain-venture-fund 
https://www.coindesk.com/prime-trust-enters-crypto-custody-race-will-hold-any-ethereum-token/ 
https://www.coindesk.com/riot-blockchain-acknowledges-new-sec-investigations-in-latest-filing/ 
https://bitcoinist.com/unibright-partners-lufthansa-microsoft-nem-bridge-between-different-industries/