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    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Media,  United States

    Must-reads for September 27, 2018: Fake volume, low volume, and other bad choices

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Crypto’s Open Secret: Its Multibillion-Dollar Volume Is Suspect (Bloomberg via Yahoo Finance) Nearly two months ago, we wrote about BitForex, the Singapore-based exchange with suspicious trade volumes and a horrible logo. Bloomberg has finally caught up to Modern Consensus and they have some more details about it. Why would BitForex do it? “Transaction mining, also known as trade mining, is a controversial practice. On BitForex, users earn the equivalent of $1.20 in digital tokens issued by the exchange for every $1 they pay in transaction fees. It’s a system that critics say is tailor-made to encourage wash trading — in which a trader, or a team of traders, buy and…

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    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Media,  Tether,  United States

    Must-reads September 12, 2018: Despite the hype, crypto’s plunge is awful

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    ‘This is something we have to do to push the ecosystem forward’: Tyler Winklevoss explains why Gemini is launching a crypto coin pegged to the US dollar (Business Insider) The Winklevoss brothers say their stable coin, which is also regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services and with assets held at State Street, will help draw in institutional money and confidence into crypto. That’s cool because…   Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash (Bloomberg) Here’s a sad stat: The “money of the future” is having an awful present. Crypto market caps are now 80 percent off their peak, a drop worse than Nasdaq’s…

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    Bitcoin,  United States

    NASDAQ is launching its bitcoin futures contract sometime in the future

    A few details emerge as CEO Adena Friedman confirms things are in the works

    NASDAQ has been teasing since late last year that it will unveil a bitcoin futures contract, and now we know a little more about how it will work once formally released. Bitcoin’s future pricing is the stuff of hot debate, with strong arguments being made that it will will either soar to new heights in 2018 or crash irreparably. Futures players will be able to place bets on the rise and fall of the volatile cryptocurrency, profiting when they set savvy forward prices. Futures trading is perhaps where fantasy football meets the market—the only thing people love more than being right about a prediction is making money from it. NASDAQ…