One of Bitcoin’s Biggest Market Makers Calls a Bottom, Plus Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Tron, VeChain and Monero
From an insider’s view on Bitcoin to the massive growth of Ethereum, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
The CEO of one of the biggest over-the-counter market makers in crypto says $6,000 appears to be Bitcoin’s bottom.
“As the price has sort of approached this magical $6,000 – $5,900 support level, we see the short guys closing out their positions and buying back in,” Genesis Trading CEO Michael Moro told CNBC’s Fast Money. “So we see that on the lending side, which actually correlates to some of the price performance that you’re seeing on the spot side.”
Genesis Trading launched its lending business in March, and says it has loaned more than half a billion dollars in crypto to institutional investors, including hedge funds and financial firms.
Moro says he believes Bitcoin is heading back to $10,000, but won’t offer a timeline for how long that may take.
Ethereum is the one of the fastest growing open source projects on the planet.
According to the world’s leading software development platform GitHub, Ethereum is now the fifth fastest growing project overall.
Ripple and XRP
Ripple’s chief marketing strategist Cory Johnson just gave a wide-ranging interview at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco.
Johnson talks with Cointelegraph about the SEC’s views on XRP, Ripple’s xCurrent, xRapid and xVia, and more.
VeChain’s country manager in Singapore says the company just gave a new proof-of-concept demonstration to BMW.
Back in March, BMW announced that VeChain is “participating in the BMW Startup Garage programme. As a venture client, the BMW Group becomes a customer of the start-up at a time when the product, technology or service is not yet ready for the market.”
@vechainofficial was invited to present our Prototype to TOP BMW managers in the ReadyGo programme. Electrifying & heated debate on how to bring a PoC to scale & how these leaders hve the power to drive innovation. Thank you for having us on this journey! #GoVeChain @BMWStartups pic.twitter.com/WaFWEuIEBG
— Sarah (@mspandorah) October 18, 2018
Since its mainnet launch in June, Tron has added more than half a million accounts to its new blockchain.
According to Tron CEO Justin Sun, the platform is adding more than 100,000 new addresses a month.
As of October 17th, 19:00(SGT), #TRON mainnet accounts surpassed 500K, the growth speed remains 100K per month, since TRON mainnet was launched less than four months. Go #TRON. #TRX $TRX pic.twitter.com/3M5AmrXENI
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) October 17, 2018
Monero has successfully forked without missing a beat.
The new release is designed to improve the coin’s privacy features, increase transaction speeds, lower transaction fees, and increase the coin’s resistance to ASIC mining.
The scheduled protocol upgraded went successfully and Monero compatible Bulletproofs are thus live on mainnet! 🎉
— Monero || #xmr (@monero) October 18, 2018