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Cryptocurrencies trade broadly higher, Dash furthers adoption in Venezuela

Dec 12, 2018



Top 5 Cryptocurrencies sorted by 24 hour Volume

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Name Ticker Price 1H %Chg 24H %Chg 7D %Chg Market Cap Volume
Bitcoin BTC USD$3506.29 0.25% 2.18% -7.36% USD$61,078,027,619 USD$4,253,939,940
Ethereum ETH USD$91.72 0.32% 2.77% -11.48% USD$9,517,259,534 USD$1,583,434,806
EOS EOS USD$2.02 0.8% 8.53% -9.39% USD$1,831,002,535 USD$714,738,702
Litecoin LTC USD$25.01 0.42% 4.64% -15.46% USD$1,488,994,664 USD$379,882,513
XRP XRP USD$0.31 0.35% 2.51% -9.02% USD$12,655,816,754 USD$372,187,359

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 Volume
EOS EOS USD$2.02 0.8% 8.53% -9.39% USD$1,831,002,535 USD$714,738,702
Cardano ADA USD$0.03 0.54% 4.9% -10.97% USD$804,138,470 USD$11,067,429
NEO NEO USD$6.17 -0.21% 4.78% -12.7% USD$400,883,604 USD$107,753,121
Litecoin LTC USD$25.01 0.42% 4.64% -15.46% USD$1,488,994,664 USD$379,882,513
IOTA MIOTA USD$0.23 0.18% 3.97% -10.19% USD$651,628,718 USD$3,414,950


Crypto Market Recap

  • Cryptocurrency markets are broadly in the green this afternoon as all major cryptocurrencies, with the exception of Bitcoin SV (BSV), are in the green over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin (BTC) is up 2.21% in the last 24 hours to USD$3,507.47 while Ripple (XRP) is up 2.50% in the last 24 hours to USD$0.309109. Among major cryptocurrencies, Tezos (XTZ) and EOS (EOS) are the top performers, up 13.78% and 8.55% in the last 24 hours to USD$0.416204 and USD$2.02, respectively. BSV, meanwhile, is down 0.17% in the last 24 hours to USD$90.20.

Crypto Developments in Financial Services

  • SolarisBank, Germany’s second-largest and Europe’s ninth-largest stock exchange, is partnering with Stuttgart Exchange Group, a German fintech company, to jointly develop a cryptocurrency exchange. As per a report by Cointelegraph Germany, the joint cryptocurrency exchange venture, “is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2019.” This news comes after SolarisBank announced plans to launch a zero-fee cryptocurrency trading application this past May.
  • Andreas Utermann, CEO and CIO of Allianz Global Investors, called on global financial regulators to ban cryptocurrencies while speaking at a panel discussion in London. According to a report by Reuters, Utermann said, “You should outlaw it,” while participating in a panel alongside Andrew Bailey, the head of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority. Bailey responded by saying that Utermann’s comments were, “quite strong,” before adding that cryptocurrencies have, “no intrinsic value.”

Crypto Regulatory Environment

  • De Nederlandsche Bank, the Netherlands’ central bank, will soon require domestic cryptocurrency providers to obtain a license from the regulator to operate, as per a report by Dutch news outlet DeTelegraaf. The Netherlands' central bank is taking these measures in the hope that it will, “prevent such cryptocurrencies from being used to launder money obtained through crime or to fund terrorism.” In order to receive a license, cryptocurrency firms must maintain Know-Your-Customer procedures and report any suspicious activity to the Dutch central bank.  
  • Maxim Akimov, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, announced that no significant changes will be made to the draft of a bill concerning cryptocurrency regulation in the country, as per news outlet Finmarket. The bill was already approved by Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, in May 2018, although the bill has generated substantial discussion since. Since approval of the bill, all cryptocurrency and token-related terminology have been removed and replaced with the term “digital rights”. At the beginning of December, Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairman of Russia’s State Duma, said that the bill needed to be, “significantly,” changed.

General Crypto News

  • Church’s Chicken, a large international fast food franchise, is partnering with Dash Venezuela to accept cryptocurrencies in its Venezuelan locations. According to an official press release, 13 Church’s Chicken establishments will begin accepting Dash (DASH) as payment following, “extensive and rigorous days of training,” staff to understand cryptocurrencies. With the addition of Church’s Chicken, more than 2,200 establishments in Venezuela accept DASH as payment.
  • Hyperledger, a notable blockchain consortium, is continuing its robust expansion after announcing the addition of 16 new members at the Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel, Switzerland. Among the notables to join the consortium are, Alibaba Cloud, Citigroup’s Citi Ventures arm, and Deutsche Telekom. The latest addition of 16 members brings the total membership of Hyperledger to more than 260 different companies. In a public statement, Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf said that, “The growing Hyperledger community reflects the increasing importance of open source efforts to build enterprise blockchain technologies across industries and markets. The latest members showcase the widening interest in and impact of DLT and Hyperledger."



*Data in Price Return and Updated Real-Time (with a delay), Source: StockDio