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Delayed EOS rollout and the temporary shutdown of the blockchain addressed by Kyle Samani

Laira Rebecca

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Kyle Samani, the Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital was recently present on “Balancing The Ledger” show, a tech and finance intersect. The panel discussed some of the recent news in the crypto world, which included the cryptocurrency advertisements ban lift by Facebook.

Kyle thinks that it is good for the ecosystem, as Facebook is a good social media platform to communicate the upcoming innovations in the blockchain world to the billions of Facebook users.

Further, Samani shared his view on the $300 million worth venture fund by Andreessen Horowitz. He says that it is always good to raise funds through a known entity like Andreessen Horowitz, since crypto investments are new in the market.

EOS is one of the successful ICOs supported by Multicoin Capital. Samani spoke about the recent issues which EOS blockchain faced due to the system bugs. He concurred that though the EOS team had enough resources, they failed to perform as expected.

Samani also pointed out the poor performance of Ethereum back in 2015 when its blockchain was launched. According to him, the performance of the EOS is much better than the initial phase of Ethereum.

When asked about his choice of cryptocurrency, Samani seemed to be bullish about Ethereum [ETH] considering its popularity and explosive growth. He says:

“If you asked me to pick one token today and come back in 10 years, I would select Ethereum.”

While speaking of Litecoin [LTC], Samani mentioned that, in his view, Litecoin has no reason to exist and the only investment thesis he has ever heard for Litecoin is that it is a testnet for Bitcoin.

He concluded by sharing his opinion about Ripple [XRP]:

“It is clear to us that Ripple is a security. We do not know when that news is going to drop, however the catalysts seem to have kind of gone away from Ripple”

According to Samani, the issue with being a security is that none of the exchange platforms in the U.S have relevant license to trade the highly regulated cryptocurrencies. It will be a multiyear process before any of those venues obtain official certification.

He finally mentioned:

“If Ripple is labeled a security formally by the SEC, all of the cryptocurrency exchanges are going to stop trading it. So if that happens, liquidity is going to dry up on XRP and the price will plummet.”



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Laira is a full-time writer at AMBCrypto. She is a Computer Science graduate and she has about 1-year experience in writing. Her enthusiasm and keen interest in developing her knowledge about blockchain and cryptocurrency led her to be a part of AMBCrypto. She currently does not hold any value in cryptocurrency or its projects.

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Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Cryptocurrency fails to climb on the bull after price stays locked down

Akash Anand

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Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Cryptocurrency fails to climb the bull after price stay locked down
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The cryptocurrency market’s bearish woes do not seem to have waned with several popular coins seeing a continuous price downturn. Bitcoin [BTC], XRP, and Ethereum [ETH] have only enjoyed sporadic bullish spikes with a definite control being exerted by the bear.

1-hour

The one-hour BTC chart shows the gradual drop in prices. The support has been holding at $3214.17 while the resistance is maintained at $4160.21. The recent downtrend took the prices down from $3558.58 to $3367.97.

The Relative Strength Index shows a slight spike towards the overbought zone. This means that the buying pressure is increasing slightly more than the selling pressure.

The Bollinger band shows a clear divergence with the upper band and the lower band indicating an imminent sideways price movement.

The Parabolic SAR has been predominantly bearish with the markers staying above the markers. At the time, the SAR indicators were below the price candles which is a bullish sign.

1-day

The one-day chart for Bitcoin does not paint a better picture for the cryptocurrency with no uptrends in sight. The long-term support has been holding at3346.6 while the recent downtrend saw the price fall from $6262.97 to $3408.

The MACD indicator shows the MACD line and the signal line moving as a conjoined pair. Other than the bearish dip, the MACD histogram has been undergoing a lull.

The Chaikin Money Flow indicator is just below the zero line, which is a sign of the money flowing out of the market being more than the money coming into the market.

Conclusion

The above-mentioned indicators all point to an extended bear run with the prices still being clamped below the $4000 mark. With the year coming to a close, the predicted bull run does not seem to be occurring anytime soon.

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Binance Coin [BNB] takes off by 11.31%; ERC20 uniswap bug affecting BNB users, but CZ says funds are SAFU

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Binance Coin [BNB], in the 24-hour time frame, has spiked by a massive 11.31% leaving other Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], XRP, and other cryptocurrencies to eat dust amid the doom-December.

In the 24-hour time frame, the BNB coin started trading at $4.63 with a market cap of $605 million on December 11, 16:30 UTC. The price dipped to $4.59 within a couple of hours but didn’t stay there for long as the prices saw four significant spikes.

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The first spike propelled the price to $4.90 while market cap increased by $34 million, this was followed by a correction of prices to $4.83.

The prices couldn’t reach the $5 mark as the prices exhausted at $4.97. The third spike which was followed after the correction also lost the strength and ended up at $4.97.

The most significant rise was the one that took place on December 12, 16:10 UTC which propelled the prices beyond the $5 mark as it reached $5.15. The market cap also took a huge bump and reached $675 million.

The price fluctuation could be attributed to two reasons, the first being the launch of Binance DEX, which will swap the ERC20 token, BNB from Ethereum platform to Binance blockchain, which was announced by Binance and CZ.

It could also be due to a bug that was tweeted out by a Twitter user Uniswap.

The tweet stated:

“1/ WARNING: BNB providers

Due to a bug in the binance BNB contract it’s possible to add liquidity to the Uniswap BNB<>ETH liquidity pool but not remove it.

This bug is a variation on the “missing return value” ERC20 bug which affects several tokens.”

CZ replied to this tweet:

“Nothing new here. If you send token to a contract address, you won’t get it back. Just like if you send tokens to an address you don’t control for no reason, or a (valid formatted) address no one controls, you won’t have a way to get it back.”

CZ eventually being the humble person he is, tweeted out saying that people who had lost tokens due to this would recieve BNB from Binance.

CZ replied in subsequent tweets about this bug.

“Protecting users is not just talk. It requires action. Stay #SAFU!”

“One guy actually made quite a bit of profit out of his honest mistake. He sent it when it was cheap, and got it back when it was a big multiple.”

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