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NASDAQ In Funding For New Cryptocurrency Exchange

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A recent article published earlier in the week suggests VC arms of Nasdaq and Fidelity Investments have funded a new cryptocurrency exchange named ErisX. Overall, the startup raised a total of $27.5 million during its Series B funding round.

ErisX will allegedly provide users with the opportunity to trade major cryptocurrencies like Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin on futures and spot markets from the second quarter of next year.

The trading platform will begin its operations after it secures the right approval from regulatory bodies. Nasdaq has recently confirmed that its participation in the Series B funding round but it has declined to disclose the amount that was invested. In a similar light, Fidelities VC arm hasn’t replied on the matter either.

The CEO of ErisX, Thomas Chippas stated the funds received would be used to bring in new staff and develop the proper infrastructure to make sure that a transparent and efficient regulated market for digital assets.

The firm’s long-term plans involved offering clearinghouse services despite the company not registered for clearinghouse operations as well as becoming a fully-regulated futures market.

There are several high profile players from the digital currency space which have put themselves behind the project.

As reported by BTC Manager, the CEO of ConsenSys and one of the co-founders of Ethereum, Joseph Lubin has given his views on ErisX by saying that it is a crucial step in the long-term mission of convergence of traditional assets with the emerging class of digital assets. On top of this, he noted that ErisX could have sparked a significant demand from institutional investors in spot and futures crypto asset markets next year.

The co-founder, Jihan Wu has given his views on ErisX saying:

“Many of our customers have been seeking various hedging solutions and would be happy to see US regulatory compliant exchanges like ErisX provide spot and futures’ contracts in one platform. We are confident that our customers will find this strategic partnership beneficial.”

Even though the crypto market has seen gone up by over 30 percent in just the past month, startups in the space aren’t facing any issues in convincing VCs for funds.

It was reported in late November on how a startup by the name of Securitise aimed to create an appetite for digital tokens in the security backing from the giant crypto exchange, Coinbase while raising funds for its Series A round.

Source:cryptodaily

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The cryptocurrency market update: Bitcoin and major altcoins pass the time in ranges

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  • Bitcoin (BTC) has been locked under $8,500 in recent days.
  • Altcoins are mostly range-bound with bearish bias during early Asian hours.

Cryptocurrency market traders are sitting on the fence, waiting for new catalysts.  Bitcoin and major altcoins are somewhat directionless during early Asian hours. The total cryptocurrency market capitalization is $233 billion, unchanged from this time on Sunday; an average daily trading volume dropped to $56 billion. Bitcoin’s market share settled at 65.9%.

Top-3 coins price overview 

BTC/USD is locked in a tight range limited by $8,500 on the upside and $8,400 on the downside. At the time of writing. the first digital coin is changing hands at $8,465, mostly unchanged both on a day-to-day basis and since the beginning of Sunday.

BTC/USD, 1-hour chart
 

Ethereum, the second-largest digital asset with the current market capitalization of $19.8 billion, has settled above $181.00 after a short-lived dip to $177.05 on November 15. ETH/USD has stayed unchanged in recent 24 hours amid low trading activity. The further recovery is limited by the upper line of 1-hour Bollinger Band at $183.30 followed by Saturday’s low of $183.45.

ETH/USD, 1-hour chart


  
Ripple’s XRP is moving within a side channel, in line with the general trend on the cryptocurrency market. The coin bottomed at $0.2525 on November 15 and settled at $0.2615 by the time of writing. XRP/USD is the third digital coin with the current market value of $11.4. The coin may be vulnerable to further losses if fails to recover above $0.2620 (SMA50 1-hour) and $0.2630 (the upper line of 1-hour Bollinger Band) any time soon. 

XRP/USD, 1-hour chart

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BTC/USD, 1-hour chart
 

Ethereum, the second-largest digital asset with the current market capitalization of $19.8 billion, has settled above $181.00 after a short-lived dip to $177.05 on November 15. ETH/USD has stayed unchanged in recent 24 hours amid low trading activity. The further recovery is limited by the upper line of 1-hour Bollinger Band at $183.30 followed by Saturday’s low of $183.45.

ETH/USD, 1-hour chart


  
Ripple’s XRP is moving within a side channel, in line with the general trend on the cryptocurrency market. The coin bottomed at $0.2525 on November 15 and settled at $0.2615 by the time of writing. XRP/USD is the third digital coin with the current market value of $11.4. The coin may be vulnerable to further losses if fails to recover above $0.2620 (SMA50 1-hour) and $0.2630 (the upper line of 1-hour Bollinger Band) any time soon. 

XRP/USD, 1-hour chart

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The cryptocurrency market update: Bitcoin bears celebrate another victory, as BTC settles below $9,500

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  • Bitcoin (BTC) has settled below $8,500 amid growing bearish pressure
  • Altcoins are mostly range-bound with bearish bias during early Asian hours.

Cryptocurrency market is range-bound with bearish bias during early Asian hours on Saturday. Bitcoin and major apt coins are nursing losses on a day-to-day basis. The total cryptocurrency market capitalization is decreased to $233 billion, from $236 billion this time on Thursday; an average daily trading volume reached $69 billion. Bitcoin’s market share settled at 65.9%.

Top-3 coins price overview 

BTC/USD is mostly unchanged both since the beginning of the day and down 1.5% on a day-to-day basis. The first digital coin has recovered from the Asian low of $8,458 but failed to regain ground above $8,500. On the intraday charts, the recovery is limited by the upper line of 1-hour Bollinger Band on approach to $8,500. 

BTC/USD, 1-hour chart


 
Ethereum, the second-largest digital asset with the current market capitalization of $19.8 billion, recovered from Friday’s low of $177.05 and settled above $181.00. ETH/USD has lost 1% on a day-to-day basis. Thee initial resistance is created by SMA50 (Simple Moving Average) 1-hour at $182.40.

ETH/USD, 1-hour chart


  
Ripple’s XRP is moving within a downside channel. The coin bottomed at $0.2525 on Friday and recovered to $0.2630 by the time of writing. XRP/USD is down 1% since this time on Friday. The third digital coin with the current market value of $11.4 may be vulnerable to further losses if fails to recover above $0.2640 (SMA50 1-hour) and $0.2700 any time soon. 

XRP/USD, 1-hour chart

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US District Court charges two individuals for operating fraudulent SIM swap scheme

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  • The two men, Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington, gained access to victims’ phones and social media accounts to steal cryptocurrency.
  • Those two were attempting to target ten people to steal over $500,000 in cryptos.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI and IRS recently announced that the US District Court in Boston has charged two individuals for performing a nationwide SIM swap scheme. The two men, Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington, are accused of highjacking victims’ phones and social media accounts to steal cryptocurrency. 

The DOJ stated that the individuals attempted their fraudulent scheme on executives of cryptocurrency companies. Notably, the executives have “high value” social media account names. As per the Block, Meiggs and Harrington gained access to their victims’ phone numbers and convincing the phone carriers to reassign their numbers to a SIM card that they possessed. The stolen devices and accounts were then used to reset passwords. It helped them gain access to victims’ online cryptocurrency wallets and private keys.

As per DOJ, around 10 individuals were targeted by Meiggs and Harrington across the US. They attempted and managed to steal more than $500,000 in cryptocurrencies from these individuals.

Fraudulent schemes such as this are quite common in the crypto space. Recently in October, an AT&T user sued the wireless carrier. The customer claimed that AT&T failed to protect his account from a SIM swap that led to a theft of over $1.8 million in cryptocurrencies.

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