The Expert Announced Bitcoin Cost in 2018

Nic Colas, Wall street top analyst, co-founder of the New York research company DataTrek expects bitcoin to cost between $6500 and $22 000 in 2018.

The analyst has been following bitcoin for at least 4 years and thinks that bitcoin volatility is not that strange thing and the cryptocurrency rate will remain unstable in the following year. He says that the average price will be around 14 000 USD.

«Bitcoin can increase up to 22 000 dollars and go down to 6 500 dollars and this would also be a reasonable price. We expect to observe both these two prices in 2018», – said he.


According to him, the only way bitcoin rate can increase significantly is if businesses start using the cryptocurrency regularly.

Cryptocurrency Prices Today, March 22: Cryptocurrencies Slightly Moved to the Red Zone

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, Dash, Monero: Cryptocurrency prices

According to the online platform Coin360, Bitcoin (BTC) lost 0.64% in the past 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $4004 per coin.

Cryptocurrencies are showing a slight decrease:

Bitcoin Cash lost 3%, Bitcoin SV dropped by 0.8%, the value of the coins is $153 and $65, respectively;

Ripple fell by 1.7% and costs $0.31;

EOS lost 2.7%, and its price is $3.61;

Litecoin decreased by 1.9%, and its value is $58;

Cardano added 4.2%, and its cost is $0.056;

Stellar dropped by 3.4% and costs $0.10;

IOTA grew by 3.4%, and its cost $0.30;

Dash became cheaper by 2%, and its price is $90;

Monero fell by 3% and costs $53.

Over the past 24 hours, Ethereum lost 1.8%. The exchange rate of the coin is $136.

The total market capitalization is $139 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 50.9% of the total volume. In monetary terms, this is $71 billion.

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Vitalik Buterin: We Want to Achieve a Speed of 100,000 Transactions Per Second

The well-known ideological inspirer and founder of the second cryptocurrency, in terms of capitalization, Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin stated that in future his project should achieve a throughput of 100,000 transactions per second. He also said that his entire huge development team is currently focused on three main issues:

  • privacy;
  • scalability;
  • ease of use.

So scalability – the Ethereum blockchain right now can process 15 transactions per second. Really, we need 100,000”, he said.

To solve the problem of scalability, Vitalik Buterin relies on sharding:

“There are two major kinds of strategies that we’re working on for scalability. One is layer-one scaling and the other is layer-two scaling. Layer-one scaling basically means improving the blockchain protocol itself to process a larger set of transactions” – explains Vitalik. – And our solution to this, called sharding, basically means that you split up the different transactions to randomly selected, different groups of computers. And this basically means that the blockchain can process way more things than one single computer can hold. And that can increase scalability by maybe a factor of 1,000 or so, but then potentially even more, much later down the road.”

Sharding is a relatively new technology with which you can divide the data into separate parts. Thus, using sharding, you can optimize the process of verifying transactions and smart contracts, which will have a beneficial effect on network bandwidth. According to Buterin, his team did not forget about the second level scaling.

While discussing the topic of scaling, Vitalik simply couldn’t forget about Bitcoin. In his opinion, an increase in throughput of Ethereum is vital for the future of his project. The fact is that if developers fail to achieve this, then a significant share of the market capitalization will remain for the current flagship Bitcoin.

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North Korean Cheollima Civil Defense Sells Visas in Crypto To Take On Kim Jong-un

A revolutionary North Korean organization that calls oneself Cheollima Civil Defense is currently working on ousting nation leader Kim Jong-un and the government of the country. Free Joseon, another name of the group, announced that they are going to sell visas to the new country starting from Sunday.

The supporters of Free Joseon can purchase visas in Ethereum, one ETH is the price for the first 1000 visas, which will be issued on the blockchain technology using ERC-721. The official site of the organization stated that visas can be traded and sold. If a customer wants to have business activity in the new free country, they have to contact the group to get an advanced visa.

Source: CCN

The visa allows a person to enter “Free Joseon” just for 45 days at a time. Such visas are called “G-Visas,” you can see the example in the left. And the letter “G” means “Genesis”.

The contract address is 0x9044c1f34f29d19558c11662cb2de79f858347d9. About seven visas were already bought.

Cheollima Civil Defense took all responsibility for action against North Korea, including graffiti slogans on the fence of the North Korean embassy in Malasia. They are also responsible for saving the son of the assassinated Kim Jong-Nam – a half-brother of Kim Jong-un.

Source: Chosun

The organization is doing everything secretly as they are afraid of having their identity revealed. There is a note on the official site, which states:

“The identification of even a single member could lead to the identities of others. Several of us have already escaped their attempts on our lives and that of our families. Many of our compatriots and their relatives have not been as fortunate. And any left surviving in concentration camps would surely face execution if the identities of their family members were dissidents were made known.”

We remind you:

North Korean Hackers Got Hold of More $500 Million in Crypto

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Binance To Launch Property Auction, Buyers Can Use BTC and BNB

One of the most famous crypto exchanges in the world – Binance – is launching a live property auction partnering with real estate auctioneer James Pratt Auctions (JPA). From now on, potential buyers can purchase real estate using Bitcoin or Binance Coin. The auction takes place on April 8.

The auction will sell a luxury, beach-front mansion in Casuarina, New South Wales.  Its area accounts for 412 square meters, including 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a heated 25-meter pool. The house provides a full Google Home automation, solar system, and a key-less entry system.

The auction was confirmed by the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, using hashtag #useBNB. He thinks that such auction will help to integrate digital assets in society much faster.

The CEO of JPA is very excited about this collaboration saying:

“This process gives the consumer another option to consider when purchasing real estate. For the vendor, it can help attract a whole new kind of buyer … There is a large audience internationally excited by this.”

Such purchase will not be the first in history; however, possible to buy real estate property in Binance Coin is something new. Using this method of payment will definitely cause BNB Coin to rise and adopt it massively in other spheres of life.

According to the CoinMarketCap, Binance Coin places the seventh place in Top 100 cryptocurrency with the market capitalization of more than $2 billion. The price at the time of writing is $15.28. Since the beginning of 2019, the rate of the coin is constantly growing, it has already increased by 2.5 times since January 1.

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Cryptocurrency Prices Today, March 21: Cryptocurrencies Are in the Green Zone, BTC Fixed at Around $4000

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, Dash, Monero: Cryptocurrency prices

According to the online platform Coin360, Bitcoin (BTC) added 1.28% in the past 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $4042 per coin.

Most cryptocurrency grows:

Bitcoin Cash added 1.89%, Bitcoin SV grew by 1.11%, the cost of coins is $157 and $66, respectively;

Ripple gained 1.9% and costs $0.31;

EOS rose by 0.9%, and its price is $3.71;

Litecoin increased by 1.9%, and its value is $59;

Cardano added 6%, and its cost is $0.054;

Stellar lost 1.9% and costs $0.11;

IOTA gained 0.51%, and its cost is $0.29;

Dash became more expensive by 0.4%, and its price is $92;

Monero added 0.14% and costs $54.

Over the past 24 hours, added 1.55%. The rate of the coin is $139.

The total market capitalization is $141 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 50.8% of the total volume. In monetary terms, this is $71 billion.

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LATOKEN Enters Top-15 by Monthly Traffic Volume

As soon as SimilarWeb’s analytics has revealed its February report, there is a big field for traffic volume comparison among competitors. Most of the exchanges were losing traffic and market share, while several exchanges were gaining it together with LATOKEN.

“LATOKEN’s temptation is to be the most convenient and fast crypto exchange all over the world. The traffic growth of LATOKEN proves that we are becoming more and more popular among crypto traders worldwide. The level of our service will only increase as we are going to launch LADEX (Ethereum decentralized exchange) and LACHAIN (our own blockchain) soon”– commented Valentin Preobrazhenskiy – the CEO of LATOKEN.        

Here is the list of top-15 cryptocurrency exchanges by monthly traffic volume:

1 Binance     27.21m.
2 Bitmex     8.8m.
3 Coinbase     5.94m.
4 Bittrex     5.73m.
5 Indodax     4.66m.
6 Bitfinex     4.18m.
7 Poloniex     3.88m.
8 Kraken     3.28m.
9 Yobit     3.27m.
10 HitBTC     2.97m.
11 Kucoin     2.87m.
12 Bitstamp     2.24m.
13 Huobi     2.1m.
14    1.79m.
15 Latoken     1.73m.

According to Similar Web stats for February 2019 (amount of visits).

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