Cryptocurrencies have been at the heart of every investor‘s portfolio, especially in the past year. But while cryptocurrencies have been the talk of the town, the space has largely been dominated by Bitcoin and Ethereum. Whether it’d be Bitcoin’s record-breaking rise or the advancements made with Ethereum 2.0, these two digital assets have asserted their weight over the crypto market.
However, that also means that perhaps the days of exponential gains are over for these coins. Which raises the question – which coin is the next big thing? As altcoins are introduced to the market with each passing day, it becomes more difficult to learn and determine which coin holds the most potential. Today we’ll look at CPCoin that has embarked into the world of cryptocurrencies.
The CPCoin is CryptoPerformance’s original utility coin. The coin itself possesses many functions – such as making a transaction on the CryptoPerformance platform, making your regular store payments, etc. Here’s a brief list of transactions can settle using CPCoin:
- Fiat/Crypto Exchange fees
- Crypto/Crypto Exchange fees
- Withdrawal fees
- Account fees
- Miscellaneous fees
Plus, CPCoin is purely based on a Proof of Stake network with a market capital of around $155,000 and an upper limit of 250 million coins. Transactions made with the CPCoin are quick, cheap, and easy to do, just like Bitcoin.
Token general information
Token standard: IEP sub currency
Max supply: 250,000,000
Distribution mechanism: secondary distribution via the CryptoPerformance platform
Of course, it’s also important to ascertain the holdings and allocation of the coin you’re about to buy, to see whether it is truly decentralized and has a vision aligned with your beliefs. Here’s how CPCoin fares on that aspect
- 50% of CPC tokens are dedicated to secondary distribution and launch incentives for the market.
- 20% of the supply will be deployed as “Ecosystem Development grants.”
- 15% of CPC tokens will be allocated as “Consumer Protection Fund.”
- The remaining 15% of CPC tokens are to be granted to the Team and Founders.
It’s certainly difficult for a new cryptocurrency to establish itself in the market at its very initiation since there are thousands of altcoins available. As more cryptocurrencies emerge, 90% of all coins are dragged down and don’t make significant progress thus, fail. Therefore, it is clear that it’s going to take a while until another potential coin tries to make it to the list of the top 10 cryptocurrencies.
The CPCoin however is different from other altcoins, since we did not just start for no reason but rather to solve problems in the investors’ community. Our primary goal has always been to increase awareness about consistent cryptocurrencies in the market and teach new investors about existing coins.
The CPCoin has an interesting security frame. It offers what many altcoins don’t think of delivering. It is hard-coded from Infinity Economics which uses Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and SHA256 Hashing algorithm. Both of them help to provide and maintain security and efficiency. The Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is built upon the Curve25519 algorithm. This is the same algorithm that several companies use, for example, Apple Inc for their file storage.
After scrutinizing each facet of the CPCoin or CPC Coin, it’s easy to acknowledge that it certainly encompasses the potential to surpass others. The overall growth of the coin has been around average and holds potential.
Nevertheless, even Bitcoin at one stage was not very prominent but has now evolved into a leading cryptocurrency. Eventually, cryptocurrencies that are backed by powerful blockchains and incorporate clever additions like smart contracts manage to survive in the market.
If CP Coin continues its developments and also actively engages in its future goals, it could overtake most of the cryptocurrencies.
This ransomware gang moved $6.8 million in Bitcoin amid regulatory overhaul
Ransomware groups, Darkside and BlackMatter recently moved multi-million dollars worth of Bitcoin upon getting the news of REvil’s servers getting hacked by a global coalition of law enforcement agencies. According to the authorities, 107 BTC, which amounts to $6.8 million were moved earlier today by splitting the amount into several different wallets.
Furthermore, officials revealed that the gangs were already aware of regulators’ oversight and therefore had prepared the mentioned balance to be laundered or cashed out. According to The Record, officials noted that the breakdown of funds into smaller portions is usually used for money laundering operations as the regulators directly transfer the entire amount of confiscated funds instead of splitting them up.
“Basically, since 2AM UTC whoever controlled the wallet started to break the BTC into small chunks… At the time of this writing, the attackers split the funds into 7 wallets of 7-8 BTC and the rest (38BTC) is stored in the following wallet: bc1q9jy4pq5su9slh56gryydwkk0qjnqxvfwzm7xl6”, Omri Segev Moyal, CEO and co-founder of security firm Profero shared this data with The Record.
It is obvious that the Darkside and BlackMatter were next on the regulatory hitlist as Darkside was the ransomware strain developed by REvil associates that were used earlier this year in the infamous Colonial Pipeline incident of May. This attack indirectly led to fuel supply outages across the US East Coast.
REvil ransomware group’s website went offline
Yesterday, the Reuters’ report about REvil’s servers being hijacked by the regulators went viral and threw other ransomware groups in a fit of panic. A multi-nation operation against cybercrime group, REvil was implemented and took down the group’s “Happy Blog” website, which was formerly used to leak victim data and extort companies.
“The FBI, in conjunction with Cyber Command, the Secret Service and like-minded countries, have truly engaged in significant disruptive actions against these groups,” said Tom Kellermann, an adviser to the U.S. Secret Service on cybercrime investigations and VMWare head of cybersecurity strategy. “REvil was top of the list.”, he added.
First Bitcoin ETF in Immediate Danger of Hitting Cap on Contracts Held
The first bitcoin (BTC) futures-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF), ProShares’ BITO, is reportedly already in danger of breaching a limit on the number of futures contracts it is allowed to hold under current Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) rules.
BITO already owns nearly 1,900 bitcoin futures contracts expiring in October, according to Bloomberg data. The number is close to CME’s current rule that a single entity cannot own more than 2,000 front-month futures contracts, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, when BITO had only been live for two full days.
To get around the limit, the ETF has reportedly started buying futures contracts expiring in November in addition to the October contracts it holds, with 1,400 November contracts amassed so far. At the current pace, however, the fund could also soon reach CME’s cap on holdings for next-month contracts of 5,000 contracts, per the report.
And while the CME has already said it will increase the limits to 4,000 front-month contracts starting in November, this is also likely to be reached soon by BITO, which already has more than USD 1bn under management.
A major issue faced by ProShares’ ETF is that futures contracts tend to trade at a higher premium over spot prices the further away their expiry date is – a phenomenon known as contango in the futures market.
As such, choosing to get around the maximum limits by buying longer-dated contracts will mean the ETF has to get its bitcoin exposure at prices that are increasingly higher than spot. This could result in high costs when contracts are rolled over at expiry that will eventually be paid by the ETFs investors in the form of lower returns.
According to Bloomberg’s own ETF expert, Eric Balchunas, some of the pressure on the first ETF to be launched could be alleviated by competing ETFs coming to the market over the next few days and weeks. However, the first-mover advantage that BITO has gotten will still be difficult to challenge, he said.
“The unprecedented early volume in BITO makes it like a snowball rolling downhill, as liquidity and assets begets more liquidity and assets,” Balchunas said, adding that it will be “nearly impossible” for other ETFs to steal significant volume from BITO in the short or medium-term.
Commenting on the possibility of the ETF running into the ceiling, some speculated that the extreme popularity of the futures ETF could eventually pressure the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to allow a “physically” backed spot bitcoin to launch.
That scenario was suggested by Zhu Su, CEO of crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, saying that it could lead to the ETF rising to a “hilarious premium,” leading the SEC to “approve a spot ETF because of public outrage.”
In a tweet, he also shared a comment from Max Boonen, Founder of electronic market maker B2C2, saying that it is “doubtful” that clearing houses will be comfortable with a single entity holding more than 4,000 front-month contracts.
“What happens when BITO surpasses 4k [contracts] as it surely will?”, Boonen asked.
So what if BITO halts creations bc hits CME OI limit, BITO spikes to hilarious prem, SEC rushes to approve spot ETF bc of public outrage, btc $1m, wyd https://t.co/1c5mRlg46j— Zhu Su 🔺 (@zhusu) October 21, 2021
A similar idea was also suggested by Eric Balchunas, saying in the Bloomberg report that BITO hitting the limits on how many futures contracts it is allowed to hold could pressure the SEC to allow a spot-based bitcoin ETF.
“That certainly would do the trick in slowing down BITO and providing a release valve for futures demand,” the senior ETF analyst said.
Meanwhile, the second bitcoin ETF to be approved by the SEC, the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF with the ticker BTF, is scheduled to go live on the market today, October 22. BTF will also be backed by bitcoin futures contracts traded on the CME rather than by “physical” bitcoins.
BTF should go live on the Nasdaq exchange when the market opens at 09:30 ET (13:30 UTC).
Following the launch of Valkyrie’s fund today, a third bitcoin futures ETF, the VanEck Bitcoin Strategy ETF (XBTF), is set to go live on Monday on the Cboe BZX Exchange, according to a recent SEC filing.
Second US Bitcoin Futures ETF Launching Today – Here Are the Details
A new Bitcoin (BTC) futures exchange-traded fund (ETFs) rolls out today.
Valkyrie Investments, an alternative asset management firm, is launching the country’s second Bitcoin futures ETF, according to CEO Leah Wald.
The new product is called the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF and will trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol BTF.
The launch comes on the heels of ProShares’ Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund, which exploded onto the market on Tuesday with the second-biggest ETF launch of all time.
Like ProShares’ Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO), the Valkyrie ETF doesn’t invest directly in BTC but provides price exposure to Bitcoin futures contracts.
Per the ETF’s prospectus,
“Under normal circumstances, the fund will seek to purchase a number of Bitcoin futures contracts so that the total notional value… of the Bitcoin underlying the futures contracts held by the fund is as close to 100% of the net assets of the fund as possible.”
Bitcoin is trading at $62,793, up nearly 10% on the week but down from its Wednesday all-time high of $67,276, according to CoinGecko.