Last week, Binance announced a giveaway of the IOTX coin following its listing on the popular exchange at the beginning of the month. The competition ran until midnight (UTC) on June 20, 2018, and will see 20,000,000 IOTX awarded to the winners.Half of the total prize pool is to be spread across the top 50 traders, while ten lucky ‘Binancians’ will profit from a random … [Read more...] about IoTeX (IOTX) Giveaway Closes, Sparks Sharp Drop for Volatile Coin
With Genesis Vision's Alpha platform having recently been released, Crypto Disrupt has reached out to the team behind the trust management project to shed some light on what they have planned for the future.Artur Bagdasaryan, the CMO at Genesis Vision, has discussed what Genesis Vision is and its importance in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.The Genesis Vision token (GVT) … [Read more...] about Genesis Vision’s Revolutionary Financial Markets Platform
There are several aspects of the cryptocurrency market which are in need of improvement, one of which is that of exchanges. Numerous cryptocurrency exchanges are riddled with errors, inadequate security, or technical issues, making investors worried about the safety of their assets.Here is a non-exhaustive list of issues that most exchanges currently face. Exchanges are … [Read more...] about Pitfalls of Current Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Ever since Mt. Gox mishandled over $400 million of Bitcoins, the crypto-community has had trust issues with exchanges. Industry veterans constantly warn users not to keep their funds on exchanges; people are quick to assume that an exchange has lost their money if it doesn't turn up in a certain amount of time; and, it has become such a common practice for exchanges to have … [Read more...] about We Are in Need of a Trustworthy Exchange
Day-traders who handle large quantities of cryptocurrency often find themselves searching for an exchange that has one particular feature: low latency. In trading terms, latency means how fast a person's trading bot can react to the current state of the market. Trading bots are specialized programs designed to buy and sell assets within a minuscule period (generally less than … [Read more...] about What Is Latency and Why Is It so Important?
For the entire history of cryptocurrency, bitcoin has been the dominant coin almost entirely because it was the first fully functional cryptocurrency to go live and showcased the power of the blockchain. According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin has mostly had a 90% dominance over the market from 2013 to 2017. This means that for four years, 90% of the money within the cryptocurrency … [Read more...] about What Might Happen if Bitcoin Loses Its Dominance?
Already in 2018, cryptocurrency has faced three sharp dips: one on January 17th, one of February 16th, and one on March 13th. It is unlikely that we will ever know what exactly caused these dips, but we can speculate and examine a few possibilities. Here is a list of possible factors that contributed to March the 13th's dip in particular. Google banned ads about … [Read more...] about What Caused the Dip on March 13th? Some Theories
In 2017, we saw cryptocurrency reach new heights. Prices soared, and many coins even got mainstream media coverage. In 2018, it is likely that this success will continue (even if the markets don't look great right now). But the question is 'which coins will succeed the most this year?' Of course, such a question cannot be answered accurately, but some healthy predictions can be … [Read more...] about Which Coins Might See the Largest Gains of 2018?
A few days ago when I decided to write this article about the prospects for Bitcoin and Ethereum for the remainder of 2018, they had both enjoyed a month-long bull run. BTC had almost doubled from $6,000 to $11500, and ETH had gained more than 35% from $630 to $860.Within a couple of days that all changed and the bears took over. Prices fell sharply, primarily due to the … [Read more...] about Will Bitcoin and Ethereum Reach All Time Highs in 2018?
Hacks of cryptocurrency exchanges seem to occur with alarming frequency and ultimately many of them close down with investors left counting their losses. It’s ironic that the funds of a decentralized ledger like the Bitcoin blockchain are left so exposed on centralized exchanges. Until decentralized exchanges become more popular with traders, we should expect the hacks to … [Read more...] about 3 Major Hacks That Rocked Crypto
This is a follow up to the article on the Binance exchange API "hack" based on what we now know.Binance was quick to stress their exchange was not hacked, but to be honest, you would expect that to be their first reaction, to prevent a meltdown. I use the term "hack" as a very general term for any nefarious computer activities, which on this occasion appears to be a very … [Read more...] about Is Google To Blame For The Binance Exchange API “Hack”?
For several hours on March 7, 2018, the crypto world was rocked with what appeared to be yet another cryptocurrency exchange hack. Social media networks like Twitter and Reddit were awash with angry Binance account holders proclaiming that their coins were being sold off without their consent.So, was the Binance exchange hacked and would it be added to the growing number of … [Read more...] about Why You Never Leave Your Main Stash Of Crypto On An Exchange
VeChain (VEN) is in an interesting position within the crypto community. Despite not currently having a whitepaper, it has one of the most loyal fanbases, with many speculators considering it a top coin to look out for in 2018, and several high profile partnerships. The lack of a whitepaper would usually be seen as a huge liability for traders, but somehow people have seen a … [Read more...] about VeChain’s Mysterious Marketing Methods
Cryptocurrency's lack of regulations means there are no set guidelines for how an exchange should behave. This has led to several exchanges engaging in unfair and undesirable tactics for their own gain. Often, their bad practices will inadvertently punish customers, but most of these practices have simple solutions that most exchanges could implement today. Overcharging for … [Read more...] about Bad Practices of Exchanges, and Some Simple Solutions