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SEC Looks to Suspend “Unlawfully Sold” Telegram (GRAM) Cryptocurrency

The upcoming launch of GRAM tokens has become somewhat of a spectacle for the cryptocurrency community in recent months. With final token disbursement on the horizon, the SEC has filed for emergency action against Telegram and Telegram Open Network (TON), both of whom are offshore entities to the United States. Out of the entire ordeal, the SEC’s classification of GRAM as a security is the biggest risk to the smooth launch and execution of the network, October 11, 2019.

Telegram Crackdown as Expected

Choosing to launch their network and native token without regulatory consultation was seen as a bold move from Telegram; however this appears to have backfired as the SEC has finally decided to “halt” their token offering. Nearly $1.7 billion has been raised by TON to launch a blockchain-enabled payment network that can be used over their messaging app and the scope of potential mainstream adoption is arguably on par with that of Facebook’s Libra, should that ever see the light of day.

The biggest concern for the SEC, at this point, is that GRAM tokens will be sent to respective investors before October 31, 2019. In light of this, the regulator believes this opens up the possibility of the United States market becoming a dumping ground for the tokens.

What irks the regulator the most is when companies issue tokens and don’t register them with the SEC. As the SEC describes, they allegedly evaded registration of their “security” by simply designating it as a ‘cryptocurrency’.

Veering Treatment From the Regulator

In one instance, the regulator could decide to impose a fine on a $4 billion initial coin offering (ICO) that is less than a basic business purchase and allows the project to continue working; or, they decide to completely stop the project from running in the country because they didn’t bow down to U.S. authority, which may open doors for Libra.

By the SEC’s definition, both EOS and Telegram conducted “unlawful digital token sales”. Whether EOS and GRAM are securities or not is up for debate, but that one small difference can’t possibly account for such a large deviation in their treatment.

In the age of decentralized money networks that are self-regulating, the SEC is fighting a very obvious power struggle, and they will do anything to ensure they do not lose their authority over this segment.

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Cryptocurrencies price prediction: Bitcoin, Ethereum & Litecoin – American Wrap

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD rockets back above the big $10,000 mark

Bitcoin price is trading in positive territory, up 3.40% in the second half of the session. 

BTC/USD is heading back for another purposeful retest of the barrier at $10,500. 

The price managed to stage a rebound, after receiving support at the round figure of $9500.

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD can fly if $270-290 supply zone is broken down

Ethereum price is trading in the red by 1.40% in the session on Tuesday. 

ETH/USD price action is very much choppy, as seen over the last seven sessions. 

The bulls must break down a barrier of resistance running around the $270-290 range. 

Litecoin Price Analysis: LTC/USD has broken out of an intraday chart pattern

Litecoin is breaking higher today like much of the other cryptos on Tuesday.

The sell-side volume is still much larger so we would need a pick up to ensure the market is behind this move.

At the moment 70.00 seems to be a good area of support for LTC/USD and a break of the 77.30 resistance would be a good sign for the bulls.

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XRP and XLM Have Highest Level of Wealth Inequality Among Top Cryptocurrencies: CoinMetrics Report

XRP and XLM create a non-level playing field for its holders, according to a recent CoinMetrics study

Wealth inequality is a hot-button issue around the globe. With an extreme concentration of coins and tokens in the hands of omnipotent whales, crypto clearly fails to address this problem.  

According to Coin Metrics’ latest ‘State of the Network’ issue, XRP and Stellar (XLM) have the highest disparity of wealth among some of the top blockchains. The later takes the cake when it comes to inequality with whales that hold at least 1/1K of the total supply controlling a whopping 95 percent of all tokens. Must ReadBrad Garlinghouse Compares Ripple to Amazon, Suggests That Central Banks Could Use XRP –

Centralization concerns 

There is nothing shocking about XRP and XLM occupying the two top spots given that both of these cryptocurrencies are routinely criticized for being extremely centralized.

Ripple Labs fully controls nearly 60 percent of XRP’s total supply. To put this into perspective, the company’s former CEO Chris Larsen personally owns 5.19 billion XRP.   

XRP Supply

The same applies to the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) that holds more than 50 percent of all tokens and pocketed 98 percent of all inflation payouts on top of that.

Bitcoin’s increasing distribution 

Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC) appears to be the most egalitarian cryptocurrency in terms of supply distribution. The richest whales hold only 11 percent of all orange coins, a world of difference compared to the altcoins analyzed by CoinMetrics. Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) are at 46 percent and 40 percent respectively.   

The firm pointed out that the increasing level of distribution is a positive development for BTC since it underscores its growing adoption.

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Cryptocurrencies price prediction: Bitcoin, Ripple & NEO – European Wrap – 18 February

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD trapped under short-term trendline; long-term bulls still have nothing to worry about

Bitcoin (BTC) is changing hands at $9,750, mostly unchanged both on a day-to-day basis and since the beginning of the day. The first digital asset recovered from Monday’s low of $9,469, however, an upside momentum faded away on approach to $9,800. 

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD is bearish as long as it stays below $0.30

XRP/USD recovered to $0.2950 during early Asian hours only to retreat to $0.2850 by the time of writing. Despite the sell-off, the third-largest digital asset is still nearly 2% higher from this time on Monday and mostly unchanged since the beginning of the day. Ripple’s market value has settled at $12 billion, while an averaged daily trading volume is set at $3.6 billion, slightly lower from the figures registered in recent days.

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NEO Price Analysis: NEO/USD bullish following Binance Futures support

NEO is in the green on Monday during the European trading session. The bullish momentum is taking action after a couple of days of the bulls enduring battering from the bears. The losses on Sunday and Monday tested the support at $13.00. However, an ascending trendline support came in handy and put a stop to the bearish pressure.

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD trapped under short-term trendline; long-term bulls still have nothing to worry about

Bitcoin (BTC) is changing hands at $9,750, mostly unchanged both on a day-to-day basis and since the beginning of the day. The first digital asset recovered from Monday’s low of $9,469, however, an upside momentum faded away on approach to $9,800. 

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD is bearish as long as it stays below $0.30

XRP/USD recovered to $0.2950 during early Asian hours only to retreat to $0.2850 by the time of writing. Despite the sell-off, the third-largest digital asset is still nearly 2% higher from this time on Monday and mostly unchanged since the beginning of the day. Ripple’s market value has settled at $12 billion, while an averaged daily trading volume is set at $3.6 billion, slightly lower from the figures registered in recent days.

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NEO Price Analysis: NEO/USD bullish following Binance Futures support

NEO is in the green on Monday during the European trading session. The bullish momentum is taking action after a couple of days of the bulls enduring battering from the bears. The losses on Sunday and Monday tested the support at $13.00. However, an ascending trendline support came in handy and put a stop to the bearish pressure.


Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD trapped under short-term trendline; long-term bulls still have nothing to worry about

Bitcoin (BTC) is changing hands at $9,750, mostly unchanged both on a day-to-day basis and since the beginning of the day. The first digital asset recovered from Monday’s low of $9,469, however, an upside momentum faded away on approach to $9,800. 

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD is bearish as long as it stays below $0.30

XRP/USD recovered to $0.2950 during early Asian hours only to retreat to $0.2850 by the time of writing. Despite the sell-off, the third-largest digital asset is still nearly 2% higher from this time on Monday and mostly unchanged since the beginning of the day. Ripple’s market value has settled at $12 billion, while an averaged daily trading volume is set at $3.6 billion, slightly lower from the figures registered in recent days.

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NEO Price Analysis: NEO/USD bullish following Binance Futures support

NEO is in the green on Monday during the European trading session. The bullish momentum is taking action after a couple of days of the bulls enduring battering from the bears. The losses on Sunday and Monday tested the support at $13.00. However, an ascending trendline support came in handy and put a stop to the bearish pressure.


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