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Bitcoin Futures does not look like taking a downhill drive because NASDAQ, the American Stock Exchange, second largest in the world, has some plans for it. If reports are anything to go by then the American Stock Exchange is in no way going to leave Bitcoin Futures as it is still in full force to keep launch of Bitcoin Futures as per the plan.


Bitcoin goes down but not plan to launch Bitcoin Futures

Though Bitcoin in recent times has seen downfall on almost continuous basis still it did not leave an impression on NASDAQ. Reasons for this being, team at NASDAQ plans to launch Bitcoin Futures somewhere in early 2019.

Work is in full swing for the launch to be a timely one as team responsible for this at NASDAQ is working on nitty gritties of the launch and it has already come to terms as to what are the missing aspects. With this information in hand, team at the second largest stock exchange is constantly upgrading its launch in order to meet standards laid down by none other than the Commodity Futures Trading Commission aka CFTC.  For the beginners, CFTC is the main swaps regulator back in the United States.


Agreed that there many plans were there for Bitcoin Futures to be launched somewhere in the mid of 2018 however, all aspects could not be placed during this time and thus the delay was about to be caused. However, with passage of time, NASDAQ has worked out its plan and it is in full swing to release one of the best versions of Bitcoin Futures in present day.

It is now to see what would be its affects or how Bitcoin Futures is going to be affected by the volatile pricing of Bitcoins witnessed now a days in crypto world. Bitcoin pricing has indeed shaken the world to the core bringing about a series of changes in the way people in general and investors in particular looked at Bitcoins.

NASDAQ not affected with Bitcoin Pricing

There were also some reports in the market that stated that the American Stock Exchange is not perturbed with the way Bitcoin’s world changed almost overnight! (or should we say almost a few months?!)

Cryptocurrency Trading may go in for a Change

Yes, you have read it correctly, with NASDAQ’s decision becoming a reality, it is sure to make some changes, major ones to the world of Cryptocurrency. Although majority of these modifications would be seen in the Cryptocurrency Trading World!

Due to this and similar other reasons, Bitcoin Futures is being planned to be launched in early of 2019 and most probably in Q1 of 2019! Another of the key points here is that there are a lot more chances of having NASDAQ’s own Bitcoin Futures Contracts in Q1 so that nothing goes wrong at the last moment with inclusions of having the latest techniques in place so as to be enable to cater to the upcoming market.
Binance in its latest announcements has renamed Tether Market (the USDT) to be USDⓈ or a Stablecoin Market. According to this report, the Cryptocurrency Exchange giant aims to back trading pairs in the category of ‘stablecoins’.


Earlier Binance had also reported that there shall be a listing of Blockchain company which goes by the stablecoin USD Coin or the USDC (from Circle) besides supporting PAX and TrueUSD or TUSD from Paxos.

What is USDⓈ? How is it Different from the Earlier Version of Tether?

One of the most important aspects that one has to keep a note of is the fact that USDⓈ is not going to be another of a stablecoins, hence, there is no headache there; instead, it is a new symbol for stablecoin market from the house of one of the major crypto exchanges: Binance.


We would get to know more about what shall be added to this Stablecoin Market in the upcoming days. So, we will have to wait for some more time to have an idea as to what shall be the pairings in the all new stablecoin market being declared by Binance.

As some of you may be aware of this information: Tether (USDT) is now rechristened as the Combined Stabelcoin Market aka USDⓈ, a move that was taken after a carefully thought out process.

Launch of USDC Tokens

Coinbase, a U. S. Cryptocurrency Exchange, along with Circle had come together for launching USDC Token in the month of October.

In Asiff Hirji, President and COO of Coinbase words, “Stablecoins are in 1:1 ratio (backed) with the U. S. Dollar. They have been audited completely beside being transparent.”


Many out there think that changing the name of Tether came as a little unexpected news because it was a different kind of thought process that major Cryptocurrency Exchange has picked up on. While the only aim for sudden change in events lead us to a platform which supports trading pairs with that of various stable coins.

With Binance taking a new step towards the Stablecoin Market, there shall without any doubt be developments in this market. Some of the experts from this field also believe that with such a move, Binance is making a formal announcement: Binance will be a go to option for trading cryptocurrencies!

Official Announcements for Addition of Stable Coins on Binance Platform

Yes, you read it correctly, with numerous trading options in place, Binance is going to turn itself in to a platform where services range from not one but to a varied group.

Now it is to see what will this move result in because, in the past six months, Binance has gone on to an addition spree of adding stable coins while accumulating one by one the following: Tether (USDT), TrueUSD (TUSD) became a part of the list on 16 May, Paxos Standard Token (PAX); added to the list on 21 September apart from USD Coin or USDC, the latest one in the list took its position on the 15 November 2018.
Ohio seems to be one of the first states to have agreed for business tax payments to be carried out in Bitcoins, a Cryptocurrency which has seen quite some unrest in recent times.


Pay Business Tax in Cryptos

As a matter of fact, a strong reason compelled Josh Mandel, State Treasurer and his department to look in to cryptocurrency payment. One of the reasons here is: crypto payments are not only transparent but also secure. Finally, the cost of these is also at the lower end.

With these and many similar characteristics of Cryptocurrency Payments, it was time for the officials to okay tax payment in bitcoins. Moreover, with cryptocurrencies, none can transfer the amount to third parties, thereby eliminating fraud altogether.

Blockchain network enables for a tracking system in a second to second basis thus making it transparent to the core. One may wonder as to when was it that Bitcoins in particular and cryptocurrencies in general became a favourite of Mandel; and so, for the record, Mandel has been keeping a track of the way cryptocurrencies work and he showed keen interest in bitcoins right from the time he was appointed way back in 2011.

Views of Jerry Brito on Bitcoin as Mode of Payment

As per the Director of Coin Center, Jerry Brito, bitcoin technology is advanced in every manner and this is why people from both sides, government and the bad guys look forward to use it for their means. However, there are only two common aspects here: one is Bitcoin and second is Blockchain.
When we look at the news, we understand that there has been quite a downfall in terms of Bitcoin’s graph in the past few days, however, the end has not arrived yet.

By adopting Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency as a mode of payment, Government is ensuring that payments are more secure, more efficient and of course are transparent. Thus, taking technology to the next level.

There have been other states as well who tried bringing in cryptocurrency payment and making it official still luck has not been on their side as at the higher levels, the legislative levels, things were stalled.

Ohio: First State in the US to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Yes, with other states backing off, Ohio became the first state as well as the first government in the United States to make an official announcement regarding acceptance of tax payments in cryptocurrencies and in Bitcoins at present! Thus, beginning from the 26th of November, Ohio shall accept Bitcoins for tax payments.



Currently there are about 23 kinds of business taxes which can be paid in Bitcoins. To pay taxes one can utilize BitPay, the payment service and end up paying taxes.

Note:

Currently only businesses are permitted to pay (business) taxes through BitPay (in bitcoins) there are plans to make it available for individuals as well. But for this to happen, a lot more thought process is to be done.

Till then let us see how the world of cryptos would work about and what shall be the status of bitcoins in the future.
Uncertainty over the prices of cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoins in particular seem to loom large thereby giving away the reasons for people to be confused as in whether cryptocurrencies are rising or tumbling further down!


Why only Bitcoins even other Alt Coins seem to have taken the hit of this uncertain decline of cryptocurrencies. There, however, does not seem to be any one reason that can be pointed out as to: yes, this is why cryptocurrencies bowed their heads.

Bitcoin Hard Fork Split

As observed by many, the moment Bitcoin Hard Fork split was announced, everything seemed to tumble down and it was something that shook the whole of crypto world. Reasons being Bitcoin was riding high and had never fallen below $6,000!


Tom Lee, Wall Street Investor analysed that ‘hash rate war’ turned the scenario to a lot of uncertainty and panic across different rungs of the society. In addition to this, to stay away from risks or unknown waters, many investors backed off stated CoinShares CEO Meltem Demirors.

Right from November of 15th, Bitcoin ABC as well as Bitcoin SV having emerged, they have two think tanks fighting a war, should I say a cold war?! With clashes between these two groups, it was evident for BCH to be diving down the market as it was seen later by us.

Rules Came into Action

Along with division of Bitcoin Cash, SEC decided to take charge of the situation and like earlier informed in one of the articles, stopped operations of many firms who did not obey rules. Brexit along with Central Banks Policies turned out to be other reasons for downfall of the highly anticipated cryptos.


Now many would be shell shocked and worried to know as to what shall be the condition of Bitcoins post the split of the decade?! Are they stable or have they begun to rise in the world of cryptocurrency?

As a matter of fact, sell off due to low trade volumes led to a panic which is a bit difficult to be summoned in words. In Greenspan’s words, nothing can be said for sure as to what would happen next. He believes things could turn around at any moment and nothing can be sure. Either Bitcoin stays there put while some people sell it away and a few others gather them.

Anthony Pompliano, host of Crypto Podcast as well as Newsletter has perfectly put across a point: ‘Bitcoin lives and dies on its own’ while only ‘a few synthetic protections are in store for the investors’.

While on the other hand, Tom Lee is certain of one fact though, it is: regulatory clarity is going to be the key to giving us a clear picture of where Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies stand. And to quote Lingham, blockchain projects must specify as to what will be the other usable solutions apart from the one, we are aware of.

Cryptocurrencies have not held a stable position since some time, however, as of now experts have pointed out that only a few losses can be seen, so yes, drastically falling prices of cryptos have kind of stopped.

Lesson: Never to conclude before the final outcome is right before you.
ICO seems to have started moving towards various departments as well and the recent one to join this list is none other than the Portuguese Football: ‘Sporting Ponders’. Though still it is in the initial stages, there are talks about putting ICO or the Initial Coin Offering concept for good use for the Portuguese Football Club to raise funds.


So far, there has been only traditional methods of raising funds but with passing time, it turned out to be somewhat difficult to raise funds specifically through bond issue. The same bond issue is going to mature on the 26th of November and thus it was time to look carefully at different prospects before coming to a final decision.

Gross Annual Interest Rate

Generally, the bond issue that Sporting Clube de Portugal has, gives a 5.25% gross annual interest rate to the investors. Due to this interest rate, it raises about €30 million or $34.2 million.
Sporting Clube de Portugal requires funds because it is on the verge of repaying investors for the bond issue that is due to mature on 26 November. To meet the set target, the Football Club has already raised about €26 million or $29.6 million.

This amount was brought together after an increase in subscription orders that the team at Sporting Clube de Portugal had put up with. However, amount collected so far falls short of the actual amount hence it was decided to look in to other options that could help in raising funds.

Vice President of the Football Club, Francisco Salgado Zenha stated that the board is meeting often to discuss the possibility of bringing in Initial Coin Offering as an alternative option. There is nothing concrete in these discussions yet because all corners are to be checked properly before coming to a conclusion.

One conclusion that seems to have been made so far is that ICOs definitely have great potential in the sporting arena.

Other Clubs who are part of ICO

Portuguese Football is not the first of its kind to join the league of ICO in sports as there have been other clubs who entered this field a while ago as well. Some of the names inclusive of this list are ‘Brazilian Football Club Avai’ who launched not only its own ICO but had also raised about $20 million!


Similarly, Paris Saint Germain, French Soccer made it clear that it is also having its own cryptocurrency; apart from Newcastle United and the Cardiff City are in talks with SportyCo for assisting sporting brands to launch their decentralized sports investment plus funding platform. SportyCo was also responsible for Avai when Avai set to launch its tokens!

An Easy Walk for Sporting Clube de Portugal?!

It does not seem to be a cakewalk for the club to get initial coin offering start however, Securities Market Commission or the CMVM of the country has informed all organizations to clarify ‘judicial nature of tokens which are going to be issued’.

With ICO coming in to picture, it is to see if cash crunched sporting clubs get some relief.
Koi Trading is going to witness some of the best investments in recent times that too from ‘Binance’! Well, it has been officially announced today that Binance Labs would be investing a significant amount in a Crypto Trading Desk and it is none other than Koi Trading.

What is Koi Trading and Why is Binance interested in Investing in It?

‘Koi Trading’ targets itself to become the best ‘compliant global option’; basically, it will be made only for ‘Private Cryptocurrency Liquidity’. In addition to this, Koi Trading has made itself helpful in domains such as Data Science, Compliance Consulting Work and Quantitative Research among other similar stuff!


‘Compliant’ is a word that is close to Koi Trading because it aims to have not only Cryptocurrencies but also Fiat come together in a ‘compliant way’. With its network originating in San Francisco, CA, Koi has its OTC Trading Operation located (read headquartered) there itself.

Team at Koi Trading

CEO and Founder of Koi Trading, Hao Chen went on to state that there is an experienced team from Sales, Trading and similar backgrounds who would be putting their brains together to ensure that the Mission that Koi has set itself to would become a reality. And to assist one in this path is Binance’s Funding!

Another interesting factor here, if you have noticed is that, Binance also comes along to be possessing a ‘broader vision’ thereby turning in to an ally one could not forget. When these two bigwigs cross paths, there are many possibilities that an individual shall be witnessing networks in EU, Asia as well as North America to acknowledge what OTC has to offer.

What is OTC? Why is it Important?

In China, you are going to witness that OTC Trading is known by one and all (mostly). There are also numerous reasons for OTC Trading to go strong in China specifically after Crypto World witnessed crypto exchange bans or other kinds of regulations including complications.

However, like nothing can be perfect but close to perfect only, OTC is also facing some obstacles that if resolved might turn this form in one of the best things ever made. To help you understand this concept in a better manner, you can keep reading this article:
·         OTC Cryptocurrency Trading in China is coordinated in a manner wherein ‘WeChat’, another Chinese application is used for communication.

·         This technique may have an impact that would not let growth of a system as large as OTC Cryptocurrency Trading. Especially when there is growth from all corridors of the Cryptocurrency Markets.

·         It was therefore time for something more robust to take challenges head on because OTC Market has seen itself rising in crypto world outside China so the solution had to be brought in to existence.

Answers

AML Program from the house of Koi, Binance Labs Investments, Banking Relations from the United States moved things in a fast track mode so that whatever improvisations are being made, they can be implemented without any glitch or delay and trying to be not affected by any third-party instability. It is now to see how would Binance take this venture forward with passing time.
Watch this space for more news on Cryptocurrencies.
Authorities seemed to have taken a liking of sorts towards unauthorized crypto companies in a way that they started to terminate operations of these unlicensed crypto firms.

To begin with, CONSOB or the Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa is a Government Authority in Italy, which keeps track of Italian Securities Market. It was this: Italian Companies and Exchange Commission that was responsible for discontinuation of some crypto businesses in the state of Italy.


Crypto Business of 3 Companies come to a Stand Still

Companies whose operations have been detested are all related to cryptos in one way or the other hence it was time for someone to take a note of deeds carried out by them before taking a final decision.

Companies such as Richmond Investing, Finatex Ltd. and CryptoForce have violated rules laid down by authorities and hence CONSOB decided to correct their wrongs.

11)  Richmond Investing is a trading platform which did not go on to register under ‘financial intermediary’ thereby breaking the law governing the Italian Financial Markets known as ‘Consolidated Law on Finance’.

22)  In a similar incident, German based Financial Regulatory Organization, BaFin took action against the authorities of Finatex Ltd. This company is based in the U. K. apart from having ties in crypto world. As per the statements released by the authority in charge, Finatex Ltd. worked without following any of the rules laid down by the German Financial Legislation.

      Moreover, this is inclusive of the German Banking Act, so, it became a necessity for the officials to set right companies who opposed to the system to be followed.
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  3) Third in the list is CryptoForce and its crypto coin (read currency) named ‘Crypton’ had to be sacked according to the new laws put forth by the authorities from the E. U. Ministry.
      
      For the uninitiated, CryptoForce is a company dealing for the most part in ‘PoS or Proof of Stake Mining’; it is also responsible for promoting its (own) Cryptocurrency that goes by the name: Crypton.
      
       Advertisement of CryptoForce was carried out by Brizzi on social networking site Facebook whereas on the other hand, it was Eagle Bit Trade responsible for offering ‘trading packages to the Italian Investors’!

How Did CONSOB Deal with These Crypto World Discrepancies?

Back in E. U., things have begun to fall in place with strict rules and regulations being passed around. It was also a requirement of the hour that stood out because authorities from the think tank (called Bruegel) felt careful and an in-depth examination in to the working of crypto related firms is necessary that can never be given second thoughts.

Due to this, all digital currencies came under the radar especially of their aspect on how were these digital currencies got distributed among the investors!

A Plus Point: Good News for Cryptocurrencies in Italy

It comes as a shock for some but the Government of Italy seems to have not prohibited any of the financial institutions from using cryptocurrencies, however, they have asked them to wait a little more before Formal Rules and Regulations are put up!