Crypto TREND – second edition

In the first edition of CRYPTO TREND we presented Crypto Currency (CC) and answered a few questions about this new market space. There is a lot of NEWS in this market every day. Here are some highlights that give us an idea of ​​how new and exciting this market space is:

The world’s largest futures exchange to create a bitcoin futures contract

Terry Duffy, president of the Chicago Board of Trade (CME), said: “I think sometime in the second week of December you will see our [bitcoin futures] enumeration contract. Today you can’t short bitcoins, so there is only one way you can go. You either buy it or sell it to someone else. So you create a two-way market, I think it’s always much more efficient. “

CME intends to release bitcoin futures by the end of the year pending regulatory review. If it succeeds, it will give investors a viable way to switch “long” or “short” to bitcoin. Some vendors of exchange-traded funds have also filed documents for bitcoin ETFs that track bitcoin futures.

These developments have the potential to allow people to invest in the cryptocurrency space without directly owning a CC or using the services of a CC exchange. Bitcoin futures can make the digital asset more useful by allowing consumers and intermediaries to hedge their currency risks. This can increase the acceptance of cryptocurrency by traders who want to accept bitcoin payments but are wary of its volatile value. Institutional investors are also accustomed to trading regulated futures that do not suffer from money laundering worries.

CME’s move also suggests that bitcoin has become too large to be ignored, as the exchange seems to have ruled out cryptocurrencies in the recent past. Bitcoin is almost everything that everyone talks about in brokerage and trading companies, which have suffered against the background of growing but unusually calm markets. If stock market futures took off, it would be almost impossible for another exchange, such as CME, to catch up, as scale and liquidity are important in derivatives markets.

“You can’t ignore the fact that this is becoming more and more a story that will not go away,” Duffy said in an interview with CNBC. There are “major companies” that want access to bitcoin and there is a “huge slowdown in demand” from customers, he said. Duffy also believes that introducing institutional traders to the market could make bitcoin less volatile.

Japanese village to use cryptocurrency to raise capital for municipal revitalization

The Japanese village of Nishiawakura is exploring the idea of ​​conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) to raise capital for municipal revitalization. This is a completely new approach and they can ask for support from the national government or seek private investment. Several ICOs have had serious problems and many investors are skeptical that any new token will have value, especially if the ICO turns out to be another joke or scam. Bitcoin was certainly not a joke.

Initial offering of coins – (ICO)

We didn’t mention ICO in the first issue of Crypto Trend, so let’s mention it now. Unlike an initial public offering (IPO), in which a company has an actual product or service for sale and wants to buy shares in its company, an ICO can be conducted by anyone who wants to initiate a new blockchain project with the intention of creating a new one. a symbol of their chain. ICOs are not regulated and several of them are completely fraudulent. However, a legitimate ICO can raise a lot of money to fund a new Blockchain project and network. It is typical for an ICO to generate a high symbol price in the beginning and then return to reality soon after. Because the ICO is relatively easy to hold, if you know the technology and have a few dollars, there were a lot, and today we have about 800 tokens in play. All of these symbols have a name, they are all cryptocurrencies, and with the exception of very well-known symbols such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, they are called alt-coin. Currently, Crypto Trend does not recommend participating in the ICO, as the risks are extremely high.

As we said in issue 1, this market is currently the ‘Wild West’ and we recommend caution. Some investors and early entrepreneurs have made big profits in this market space; however, there are many people who have lost much or all. Governments are considering regulations because they want to know about each transaction in order to tax them. They all have a huge debt and are tied to money.

So far, the cryptocurrency market has avoided many government and conventional banking financial problems and pitfalls, and Blockchain technology has the potential to solve many more problems.

A great feature of Bitcoin is that the creators have chosen a limited number of coins that can ever be generated – 21 million – thus ensuring that this cryptocurrency can never be inflated. Governments can print as much money (fiat currency) as they like and inflate their currency to death.

Future articles will delve into specific recommendations, but make no mistake, early investing in this sector will only be for your most speculative capital, money you can afford to lose.

CRYPTO TREND will be your guide if and when you are ready to invest in this market space.

Stay on the line!