What Is a Cryptocurrency Pump or How Not to Waste All Your Money?

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There are a lot of methods of earning money at the cryptocurrency market, and they often differ depending on the size of the participant’s investment portfolio. Large investors can afford dishonest methods of increasing their own capital, for example, by creating an artificial demand for a certain asset. In professional terminology this is called pumping. In this article we will consider the mechanism of this process. We’ll tell you how to keep your assets safe and not fall into the trap of manipulators.

Contents:
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  1. The concept of pumping
  2. Pumpers’ working methods
  3. How to recognize a pump and not lose your money?
  4. Conclusion

1. The concept of pumping

A cryptocurrency pump is the artificial inflation of its rate, carried out by buying a large number of coins, creating an agiotage among ordinary traders, while cryptocurrency dump is its unexpected sale at a peak of value and the rate collapse. This is an “excellent” option for earning for single large investors or a group of medium traders.

Manipulators often choose smaller and little-known coins with low market capitalization for these purposes. Bitcoin or any other coin from the top-10 can only be pumped by multimillionaires.

Pumps rarely happen during the general growing trend, since the main task of a pumper is to purchase assets at the lowest prices.

Ideal conditions for manipulation:

  • a pretty new currency with a good news background and a good idea, which you can use;
  • the coin value is below average;
  • global downstream at the market.

2. Pumpers’ working methods

Manipulators who earn on cryptocurrency pumps get as creative as humanly possible in order for their trick to work. The ways which they use to achieve artificial growth of an asset price are quite numerous. In our article we will consider only the main and the most common ones:

  • One-time contribution. An asset rate skyrockets in a short period of time. Depending on the capitalization and the amount of the investment, this index can vary from 40% to 300%.
  • Gradual “pumping” of coins. In this case, besides buying coins, manipulators create a positive news background. This is necessary to ensure that as many investors as possible believe in the natural growth. Long-term pumps can last several months, after that pumpers quickly sell off their assets, leaving investors with nothing.
  • Using trading robots. This method of manipulation is very similar to the first one, but it is implemented through the use of special software. It is the shortest one in terms of time, as the market can quickly track the similarity of transactions. Anyway, the end of a pump is always the same, and it is not beneficial for ordinary investors.

3. How to recognize a pump and not lose your money?

How should ordinary investors who want to protect their portfolios behave? After all, information about pumps is not available in free access. If you don’t want to fall into the bait of manipulators, read the following list of recommendations:

  • Have a cold mind and do not be guided by emotions. Always be skeptical of the sharp rate jumps. If there is no adequate fundamental reason for this, it is most likely a pampus.
  • Do not count on “long-term” during the rapid growth. Not only organizers can earn on pumps, but for this you need to monitor the dynamics of price changes carefully and not try to catch the last train. If unnatural growth lasts for more than a week, do not buy this coin.
  • Do not use bots for trading, as they are not able to adjust to manipulators.
  • Do not be greedy. It is better to earn 50% than to wait and lose 80%.
  • Learn to filter information, as not all sources can be trusted.

4. Conclusion

A cryptocurrency pump is a pretty frequent phenomenon at the market. It implies an artificial increase in the price of an asset, which is caused by the action of one person or a group of people with the aim of quick enrichment. If you want to earn at the cryptocurrency market, you must learn to recognize such phenomena.

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Three Hellish Days for Cryptocurrency: Reasons of The Fall of The Currency and What To Do Next?

The current condition of the cryptocurrency market raises a number of question from traders. For the third day, the industry is either trying to revive Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, or just watching the collapse of the course.

The question of what caused the collapse of the market and what should do those who still have cryptocurrency  – makes world crazy. That is why, The Coin Shark have found answers for all of these questions and analysed per minute history of the fall of currency of Bitcoin.

The Chronology of the fall from 14th to 16th November

Wednesday, November,14 , Bitcoin break another 2018 bottom.  According to data of CoinMarketCap, at 11:34 UTC the rate of the first cryptocurrency behaved stably, being at $6 365.

Nothing foretold troubles, but at 17:19 UTC began unexpected fall, which last till the 19:19 UTC, where the price of BTC remained in half-dead condition at $5 765. Therefore, the capitalisation of the marked fell to $102 billion.

After that, Bitcoin started to resist. In 20:04 UTC the currency show vital signs, increased to $5 858. But still, the end of 14th November was not a happy ending. In 22:48 UTC was settled a new record – $5 568.

Source: https://coinmarketcap.com/

If compare the data with an individual market, then on a Bitstamp the price of the BTC has already dropped to $5 534, and on the Kraken – $5 510. Last two weeks, Bitfinex exchange trade Bitcoin more than $6 000 per each unit.

It turned out, that the 14th of November was still far from the end of BTC fall. According to CoinMarketCap, Thursday, November, 15, at 17:04 UTC, Bitcoin shocked everybody with the course of $5 358. On Bitstamp the first cryptocurrency down to $5 446, and on the Bitfinex – $5 638. At this point, this is the lowest course from the end of October, 2017.

Source: https://coinmarketcap.com/

The condition of the cryptocurrency market for the last year is unstable. It is accompanied by unexpectable highs, as well as painful falls. But not only Bitcoin drop it’s price position on 14th of November. Together with it, into a deep red zone came the major part of other cryptocurrencies. In doing so, the total capitalisation fell by $190 billion.

Source: https://coinmarketcap.com/

At the writing of this article, 16th of November, the condition of the cryptocurrency market is still in critical position – the course of Bitcoin stood at $5 500, and Ethereum backed down the second place in capitalisation Ripple.

Source: https://coinmarketcap.com/

What caused the collapse?

Just think about it, less than 24 hours ago, it was possible to sell the BTC on a thousand dollar higher. Probably, it is impossible to define why “the foundation was cracked” under the cryptocurrency, as for the example it can be done in a regular market. In the digital, the effect is first  seen and only than the reason becomes known.

Reason #1: Contagious effect

On the basis of past, the cause of the fall have psychological nature.
For example, people are massively starting to buy cryptocurrencies or fanatically selling.

Reason #2 : Direct correlation

Each financial currency  pegged to its government, as for the example dollar – to the US economy. Cryptocurrency pegged with the people, which are both buying or selling it.

Reason #3: Global Bitcoin influence

Ironically, but there is a theory, that the general condition of the cryptocurrency is affected by Bitcoin. The value of all digital market is estimated in $182 billion, the $90 billion of which belongs to BTC. The majority of cryptocurrencies  should be transferred especially in Bitcoin, before the sale.
And now imagine, that selling of Bitcoin will start simultaneously several major players of the market. After this, the BTC prices are lowering, and this cause  the panic attacks more than ones: “ Buy everything and as quickly as possible, while the price is low!” – this makes the course to grow.

What should do the owners of cryptocurrency: sell or wait?

It depends on the inner aspects of each owner. Even when the course is rising – it still have cycles of fall.

Who and how will affect the collapse of rate?  

Cryptocurrency is the unstable tool. It’s system decentralised and doesn’t have the management center. Digital currency should strengthen the positions, so it can give the accurate forecast for the future. But, it appeared, that this fall will have no affect on ordinary users.

There is no denying, that in a consequence many crypto-business will close. Cryptocurrency exchange are in the minimum risk area, as in such cases the number of transaction increases.

Most of all, miners and the owners of the mining field will suffer the most. Since, the profitability depends on the price of extracted cryptocurrency. Within recent events, it is clear that mining is unprofitable occupation.

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Malaysia’s Banking Group CIMB Will Cooperate With Ripple

CIMB, Malaysia’s group of banks, signed an agreement with Ripple to develop a blockchain-driven remittance platform. DLT technology will help to promote banks in the South East Asian region and will offer more convenient services, according to the press release made by Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse.

The bank strives for resolving urgent problems in the system by implementing Ripple’s blockchain. The problems mainly refer to slow and quite expensive settlement process.

Ripple CEO said :

“We’re seeing banks and financial institutions from across the world lean into blockchain solutions because it enables a more transparent, quicker and lower cost payments experience.”

He also added:

“Now, by integrating Ripple’s blockchain technology, [CIMB] will enable their customers to send vital funds to family, friends and loved ones more efficiently.”

They also decided that CIMB would go over its system and analyse the possibility to implement Ripple’s DLT in other spheres.

We remind you

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8 People Suspected of a Crypto Ponzi Scheme Were Arrested in Japan

According to the local news outlet, the enforcement agencies in Tokyo took 8 people in custody in connection with their possible participation in a gigantic pyramid scheme involving cryptocurrencies.

The police state that almost 6 thousand people became victims of the scheme and lost their crypto. The total amount of money stolen amounted to whopping 7.8 billion Japanese yen (almost 70 million dollars). Allegedly, the fraudsters were organizing different events and seminars and raised funds there, promising a huge return on the “investments”.

Out of 8 arrested people, 6 have already pleaded guilty. They will be charged with the violation of multiple financial regulations of Japan.

We remind you:

The Twitter Account of Google Was Hacked to Promote a Scam BTC Giveaway

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Cryptocurrency Prices Today, November 16: Cryptocurrencies Continue Falling after the Collapse

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

According to the Coin360 online platform, Bitcoin (BTC) lost 0.87% over the past 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $5575 per coin.

Some cryptocurrencies keep declining, others are trying to return to the green zone:

Bitcoin Cash lost 5.51% over the past 24 hours and costs $418 per coin;

Ripple added 2.55% and costs $0.47;

EOS gained  0.28%, and its price is $4.56;

Litecoin grew by 0.46%, and its rate is $43;

Cardano lost 0.50%, and its value is $0.061;

Stellar increased by 4.68% and costs $0.24;

IOTA added 0.81%, and its price is $0.41;

Dash lost 1.03% and is $138 in value;

Monero dropped by 0.62%, and its rate is $88.

Ethereum fell by 0.35% over the past day. The cost of the coin is $177.

The total market capitalization dropped significantly to $182 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 52.8% of the total amount. In monetary terms, the volume dropped to $96 billion.

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Incredible History of Cryptospace Conquest

In November 2017, when the idea of conquering the news cryptospace arose, there were only 3 astronauts aboard our space ship.

The legend doesn’t tell us whether our commander understood the expression of another famous captain, “As you name the boat, so shall it float”, or just wanted us scare the hell of all the other participants of the crypto world, but he called it “The Coin Shark”.

Although our team had little idea how cryptospace ships are actually assembled, we decided to win new horizons at any price and began to prepare for the launch. This is the feeling when people ask you: “Are you ready?”, and you understand that you are not, but you still press “Start”, because when you fly up, there should be no fear.

3,2,1 – Start!

The first time we found ourselves in the universe of cryptocurrencies, we were in zero gravity. Not quite understanding how and where we should fly, we looked around to neighboring ships, until we found our own style of flying. Thanks to the imagination and talent of our graphic pilot, the shark has become the most enviable bride of the cryptospace: bright, original and visually “tasty”.

So we first learned what Bitcoin was and rejoiced at its first record mark of $20k. We got acquainted with the notion of “blockchain” and “mining,” we were no longer afraid of the word “volatility,” and we were happy to talk about this with our space readers.

Later we realized that in order to increase the speed, we need to expand our team. We began to focus on English-speaking users, and also added the Chinese version of The Coin Shark. From that moment on, our editors have been adding high-quality content fuel to our system. They added speed and multi-language to our portal.

Also, we recruited many wonderful people who work every day to ensure that the shark conquers the crypto space as professionally as possible. We are not just floating, but gaining momentum, giving a screw to our spacecraft and setting new goals.

Our team improves the content and focuses on reliable sources from different parts of the world to be the first to tell the most recent and interesting information, wrapping it in a mixture of unique space characters and comics.

We celebrate our new victories: our publications are gaining their own views records, we are invited to top world conferences dedicated to cryptocurrency and ICOs, John McAfee and Forbes CryptoMarkets read our news, we more and more  are distinguished among thousands of other media outlets about cryptocurrency.

Thank you for sharing our journey in the crypto space. In the end, but for you, dear readers, The Coin Shark simply would not exist.

Since the launch, The Coin Shark has been maneuvering every single day up to this day. And most importantly – we still have a full tank 🙂

Welcome to our cryptospace!

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CEO of Coinbase Joins Billionaire List

Despite the fact that the cryptocurrency market an all-time fell apart for the past day, some still manage to hold their positions.  A notable example is the 35-year-old CEO of an American cryptocurrency  company Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, which, according to Forbes, became a billionaire.

The end of October Brian finished with another attracting investments for his company. The amount of collected funds stood at 300 million dollars with an estimate of 8 billion. Based on evaluation, Armstrong’s  share equals to 1.3 billion dollars. In January, Forbes held an estimation of Armstrong’s capital, which varies from 900 million dollars to 1 billion.

It is quite possible, that Armstrong’s personal cryptocurrency holdings received a financial hit, due to the fall in value of BTC, ETH and other cryptocurrencies in recent years. This fact Brian did not commented to Forbes.

Coinbase was founded in 2012. The main headquarters is located in San Francisco. Today, the company steadily conquers and strengthens the leading positions as the largest cryptocurrency exchanger and the US Exchange.  This year, all services owned by the company have about 20 million users, 1.3 billion dollars of revenues. The main revenue stream the company extracts from the commision, which is set for an operation. That is why, the fall of the crypto industry is unnoticeable for Coinbase. The company continues to develop in front of collapse of the stock market.

Within the last investment wave, the company had attracted Tiger Global Management, Wellington Management, Andreesen Horowitz, and other major investors. Coinbase stated, that the remaining 300 million dollars will be spent on enhancement of global connections between fiat and digital currencies.  

We want to remind you:

Coinbase Exceed $8B in Valuation Becoming One of Its Kind In the Whole Crypto Space

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