Yes, that term has already been coined. We would be surprised, otherwise.
The markets have seen worse. Remember the prophecies of doom what happened when China slashed cryptocurrency trading, restricting the search engines from showing anything crypto-related? First of all, when rumours of the Central Bank’s talks began spreading, within a day, bitcoin price in the Chinese exchange market increased by 9.3%, while other major markets (both Western and Eastern) remained stagnant. Momentum was rebuilding in China, despite the ongoing bitcoin exchange ban talks.
Then, for some time, Japan became the Asian cryptocurrency centre and the yen trade volume surged. Surprise! Traders moved offshore. Besides… What is the geolocation of Binance, the leading cryptocurrency exchange by daily trade volume? Demand for Bitcoin in China increased. Japan’s stagnating economy only welcomed the new status:
Takashi Shiono, Credit Suisse, Tokyo: “There are estimates that tax revenue from the cryptocurrency business, including capital gains taxes from individual investors and from corporations, could amount to 1 trillion yen (US$9.2 billion), though that is very speculative at this stage.”
Oh, the price of Bitcoin slumped temporarily, allowing those willing and able to take risks to profit off buying in cheap. Same scenario happened with South Korean government agencies proposed regulation: about 10 days later, the markets were, pardon the slang, like “whatever” (see chart below).
We mentioned the fate of said South Korean regulations previously. Why? There almost was a public uprising!
Why did the price of Bitcoin fall so low over the past days?
There are about 10-15 solid an 25-30 speculative reasons why. We will let Carter Thomas, do that for us. Hey, it’s the weekend. To us, it looks like one of those perfect times when you should go out, meet some friends, watch a film, do some shopping, play a computer game.
Still thinking about the cryptocurrency market and the blood-red of your portfolio? Ok, watch something on Viuly instead and get yourself some free VIU. Shop for virtually anything through the CCRB shopping system, – browse through AliExpress, get yourself a new gadget, buy someone a present or explore some holiday destination at a massive discount and get yourself a flat 25% cryptocashback bonus. Register at Cointiply and play a computer game, earning some satoshi for it. The rewards aren’t great, but you are free to play as often as you like and some of the games are actually cool; the truck arcades and Swoop are amongst the ones we enjoyed testing out:
(please forgive us for our sense of humour; the actual gameplay is fun: flying around amongst pretty landscapes, collecting shineys; but Black CryptoFriday (or BlackCrypto Friday? right?) 🙂
All is well, Feathercoin is still going strong against BTC (remember where you can get ahold of some free FTC for doing nothing and where you can trade them?). DASH is doing well against Etherium. Crave is just showing fiat who’s the boss. Other than that… Um, red is the new green? 🙂
*note: we previously have not mentioned Crave. We will.
*note: we have not previously mentioned Viuly: if you haven’t yet, create an account now; you get 10 VIU for registration and random amounts of VIU for various bounty tasks. The ERC20 token is traded on major exchanges, however withdrawing VIU is a subject for a separate guide. Hint: VIU supply is limited…
Hope you have a great, diverse weekend!
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