Bitcoin Arbitrage - ScienceDirect

Lightning Network, the Promise (2015) "The bitcoin protocol can encompass the global financial transaction volume in all electronic payment systems today" vs. Lightning Network, the Reality (2019) "I just sent 10 thirty cent payments in ten minutes"

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"Bitcoin transactional volume in 2017 has been $260M per day, $180K per minute. Up 55% from 2016, which was up 118% from 2015."

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This graph shows Bitcoin price and volume (ie, blocksize of transactions on the blockchain) rising hand-in-hand in 2011-2014. In 2015, Core/Blockstream tried to artificially freeze the blocksize - and artificially froze the price. Bitcoin Classic will allow volume - and price - to freely rise again.

The graph below tells you everything you need to know about the way that Bitcoin price and volume normally always move in lockstep, tightly correlated with each other - until Blockstream tragically tried to interfere starting around 2015:
https://imgur.com/jLnrOuK
http://nakamotoinstitute.org/static/img/mempool/how-we-know-bitcoin-is-not-a-bubble/MetcalfeGraph.png
(There is a typo in the legend of the second graph linked above: "Bitcoin market map" should say "Bitcoin market cap[italization]".)
Bitcoin's "Metcalfe's Law" relationship between market cap and the square of the number of transactions
https://np.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/3x8ba9/bitcoins_metcalfes_law_relationship_between/
https://np.reddit.com/btc/comments/3x8mmc/bitcoins_metcalfes_law_relationship_between/
How We Know Bitcoin Is Not a Bubble
http://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/how-we-know-bitcoin-is-not-a-bubble/#selection-59.4-68.0
(Scroll down to see the graph - also note there is a typo in the legend: "Bitcoin market map" should say "Bitcoin market cap[italization]".)
Without artificial limits, Bitcoin volume and price are naturally and tightly correlated.
This tight, lockstep correlation between those two lines during 2011-2014 has been absolutely amazing - one of the tightest correlations you'll ever observe in any dynamic system anywhere, in economics, sociology, or nature.
Price and volume rose (and fell) hand-in-hand for 4 years straight - one of the most majestic examples of emergent phenomena in the whole history of economics.
Left to run its natural course, this graph would probably have continued in lockstep, and thus would have eventually gone into the history books of future generations, marking the inexorable emergence and dominance of the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin - the inevitable triumph of humanity's first decentralized and permissionless store of value, medium of exchange, and unit of account - steadily rising through the years in price and volume - and in usefulness.
Then in late 2014, a new company called Blockstream tried to block this natural progression.
The oligarchs behind the ancien régime of debt-backed, violence-enforced infinite fiat thought they had figured out a clever way to attempt to make their last pièce de résistance while making some money too.
They brought out their their usual grab-bag of assorted dirty tricks which they typically use to take down any new social or economic or political movement that promises to liberate people from the stranglehold of private central bankers:
So far, Blockstream thinks they're winning in their battle to control Bitcoin.
  • They succeeded (during 2015) in splitting the community, maybe even creating even a few more useful idiots in the process.
  • They succeeded (during 2015) in suppressing the price: as you can see by observing how the lockstep correlation between price and volume diverged in 2015, with the price now lagging and sagging below the volume for the first time ever.
https://imgur.com/jLnrOuK
But can they keep spreading around their fiat and FUD to continue fooling all the people all the time?
Probably not. Because...
Now you can choose to run a repo without Blockstream's artificial scarcity on blocksize and transactions on the blockchain.
Now, instead of running the Bitcoin Core repo from Blockstream, you can run any one of these another tested and deployed repos, which do not artificially limit the blocksize to 1 MB:
Bitcoin is a natural, market-based and community-based, emergent phenomenon.
At its heart, in the words of Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is a P2P Electronic Cash System where Alice "A" can send to Bob "B" some amount of Coins "C", secured via a cryptographic signature.
It may come as a shock to certain people's egos, but even if most of the devs were to suddenly stop working now - the current system would probably work fine for the next few years - with investors and businesspeople continuing to gradually increase the price and volume in accordance with the desires of the worldwide market, and miners and full-nodes continuing to gradually increase the "max blocksize" in accordance with the capacity of the worldwide infrastructure - and everyone continuing to innovate and participate in the growth of the system in accordance with the desires of the worldwide community.
Bitcoin doesn't really need a whole lot of interference from devs trying to centrally plan what the "max blocksize" should be - or mods trying to centrally control what the "consensus of opinions" should be. These kinds of things are better left to just naturally emerge on their own.
Central planning and control are not needed.
As we have already seen, when the market is allowed to determine Bitcoin price and volume on its own, they both naturally go up, hand-in-hand - while the value of centrally-planned fiat goes down and and down.
And when the community is allowed to determine upvotes and downvotes on its own, the quality of debate naturally goes up - while the quality of centrally-controlled debate on censored forums goes down and down.
We all know that Bitcoin is supposed to be trustless and permissionless.
Bitcoin development should also be egoless.
As a dev or a mod, it's hard to "step aside" and let the market or the community decide. It's much more tempting to interfere: enforce a limit here, delete a comment there.
But the market and the community are emergent phenomena. They work best when devs and mods learn to put aside their egos and "step back" and let the market and the community do what they will.
This is the raison d'être of Bitcoin Classic, Bitcoin Unlimited, and Bitcoin XT: learning to let the market and the community decide again - learning to step back again, and let the price and volume go up again, with no unnecessary interference from devs or mods.
https://imgur.com/jLnrOuK
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January 8th, 2015: The Bitcoin network sees its highest transaction volume ever with 107,132 transactions.

January 8th, 2015: The Bitcoin network sees its highest transaction volume ever with 107,132 transactions.
Beating out the previous high of 101,064 transactions on December 12th, 2014.
http://imgur.com/gU3VecI
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"Bitcoin transactional volume in 2017 has been $260M per day, $180K per minute. Up 55% from 2016, which was up 118% from 2015."

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MiniSwap -- A New Hybrid Incentive Model in DeFi

Cryptocurrency exchanges process over $20 billion in trade volume per day. Most of the transactions are going through centralized exchanges, where the users need to fully trust them for managing their assests and transactions. However, the risk of trusting these centralized exchanges has also been seen. For example, QuadrigaCX, which was the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Canada, lost $19 million of their customers' assets [1].
Decentralized Exchanges (DEXes) have been introduced to address this problem -- they allow traders to purchase and sell cryptocurrencies in a peer-to-peer manner, so no involvement of any trusted party is required. Atomic Swap is one of the promising technology for implementing a DEX. While it enables pure peer to peer trading, it also introduces problems such as unfairness and long confirmation latency. While existing work [2] has provided a solution towards a fair atomic swap protocol, the issue of long confirmation latency is inherent.
Another promising direction is leveraging liquidity pools. With liquidity pools, pairs of assets are reserved for trading. For any pair of assets supported by the liquidity pool, traders can exchange their assets without any third party. As traders can only perform the transactions if there are reserved assets, one core problem is how to attract liquidity providers to provide liquidity by reserving assets. It is not difficult to see that incentive [3,4], which has been a key component of all permissionless blockchains, can be equipped to incentivize liqudity providers. However, flawed incentive designs will lead to attacks and other concerns [5-13].
There are two main types of incentive designs, namely "trans-fee mining" and "liquidity mining". They are different from the Proof-of-X mining in blockchains for reaching consensus (a detailed analysis can be found in the survey [14]). Rather, they are used to incentivise users to join the ecosystem.
"Trans-fee mining" was proposed by FCoin in 2018 [15]. With FCoin, each time a transaction is created, 100% of its transaction fee will be returned in FCoin token to the payer as a reward. This is one incentive design to encourage traders to join the system. However, as FCoin may have no value to the trader, FCoin also introduces extra reward to all coin holders -- 80% of the transaction fee in its native currency (such as ETH) will be distributed to all coin holders. So, traders are incentivized to join the system, becoming a holder of FCoin token, and obtaining a share of the transaction fee of every transaction in the FCoin ecosystem.
While this had successful attracted traders, it is not sustainable. Rather than charging a trader to perform transactions, FCoin rewards traders. Profit-driven traders will create transactions at full speed to earn FCoin token and the share as a token holder. Indeed, the trading volume of FCoin was the top one among all exchange services, and the daily reward can be as high as 6000 BTC [16]. However, once all coins are minted, then the system would lose liveness as there is not enough supply to be distributed.
"Liquidity mining" aims at giving reward to the liquidity providers rather than the traders. There are different ways to implement liquidity mining. Compound [17] is a famous example of protocols deploying liquidity mining. With Compound, users become a liquidity provider by supply assets to a pool and obtain interests for its contribution (similar to depositing money into a bank). Liquidity providers first reserve some assets in the pool and obtain "cToken" of Compound which entitles the owner to an increasing quantity of the underlying asset. Users can use their "cToken" to borrow different assets available on the Compound and pay some interests to Compund. The borrowers may have some quick gains through the financial games [18]. Both borrowers and liquidity providers can withdraw their asset by trading them back with "cToken". Oners of "cToken" can also manage the business direction and decisions of Compound through weighted voting. The potential concern here is that rich users might be able to take over the control of the system.
Uniswap [19] is another popular DEX deploying liquidity mining. Uniswap incentivizes liquidity providers by giving them a share of the earned transaction fees. In particular, Uniswap changes each transaction a 0.3% fee, where 0.25% will be distributed to the liquidity providers, and 0.05% will go to the Uniswap account. One issue is how to incentivize traders. With Uniswap, traders are incentivized by the potential profit it can gain through the price difference between Uniswap and other exchanges. Uniswap price oracle is based on a constant function market makers [20,21], where the product of the number of reserved tokens is a constant. For example, if Uniswap has a pair of X token A and Y token B, then when a user using X' token A to buy Y' token B, the product of the reserved number of tokens should remain the same, i.e., XY = (X+X')(Y-Y'). The price of Uniswap (V1) is also defined in this way. This allows traders to speculate in the exchange market as the asset price on Uniswap is changed dynamically and is different from other exchanges. This, on the other hand, may have a security risk as the price can be easily manipulated. Uniswap (V2) fixed this problem by taking an accumulated price over a period of time [22]. However, as speculation/manipulation becomes harder, the trading volume may decrease.
MiniSwap [23] introduces a hybrid model (a mixture of "trans-fee mining" and "liquidity mining") to address the above issues. MiniSwap provides three types of rewards. For each trade with transaction fee f ETH in MiniSwap, a number of MiniSwap tokens (called MINI) worth 2f ETH will be minted. A (parameterized) portion of the tokens are given to the trader, and the rest are distribued to the liqudity providers. The transaction fee (f ETH) is used to exchange MINI in the liquidity pool. 50% of the obtained MINI will be distributed to all MINI holders, and the other 50% will be destroyed. In this way, both traders and liquidity providers are incentivized to join the ecosystem.
Recall that with FCoin, there is a problem when all coins are minted. MiniSwap has an upper bound (of 500,000 tokens) on the number of tokens can be created every day, and this limit reduces every month until a point where the limit (18,000 tokens) remains unchanged. This guarantees the sustainability of the system as the mining process can last for 100 years. The parameterized ratio of tokens as the reward to the trader and liquidity provider can also strengthen sustainability. It enables the system to dynamically balance the incentive of different parties in the system to make it more sustainable.
Overall, the MiniSwap hybrid model has taken the benefit of both "trans-fee mining" model and "liquidity mining" model, while eliminated the potential concerns. Formally defining and analyzing these models, e.g. through the game-theoretic approach [24], would be an interesting direction.
Reference
[1] The Guardian, Cryptocurrency investors locked out of $190m after exchange founder dies, 2019.
[2] Runchao Han, Haoyu Lin, Jiangshan Yu. On the optionality and fairness of Atomic Swaps, ACM Conference on Advances in Financial Technologies, 2019.
[3] Satoshi Nakamoto. 2008. Bitcoin: a peer-to-peer electronic cash system
[4] Jiangshan Yu, David Kozhaya, Jeremie Decouchant, and Paulo Verissimo. Repucoin: your reputation is your power. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2019.
[5] Joseph Bonneau. Why Buy When You Can Rent? - Bribery Attacks on Bitcoin-Style Consensus. Financial Cryptography and Data Security - International Workshops on BITCOIN, VOTING, and WAHC, 2016.
[6] Yujin Kwon, Hyoungshick Kim, Jinwoo Shin, and Yongdae Kim. Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash: Coexistence or Downfall of Bitcoin Cash, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP), 2019.
[7] Kevin Liao and Jonathan Katz. Incentivizing blockchain forks via whale transactions. International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, 2017.
[8] Ayelet Sapirshtein, Yonatan Sompolinsky, and Aviv Zohar. Optimal Selfish Mining Strategies in Bitcoin. Financial Cryptography and Data Security, 2016.
[9] Ittay Eyal and Emin Gün Sirer. Majority Is Not Enough: Bitcoin Mining Is Vulnerable. Financial Cryptography and Data Security, 2014.
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[11] Miles Carlsten, Harry A. Kalodner, S. Matthew Weinberg, and Arvind Narayanan. On the Instability of Bitcoin Without the Block Reward. ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2016.
[12] Kartik Nayak, Srijan Kumar, Andrew Miller, and Elaine Shi. Stubborn mining: generalizing selfish mining and combining with an eclipse attack. IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2016.
[13] Runchao Han, Zhimei Sui, Jiangshan Yu, Joseph K. Liu, Shiping Chen. Sucker punch makes you richer: Rethinking Proof-of-Work security model, IACR Cryptol. ePrint Arch, 2019.
[14] Christopher Natoli, Jiangshan Yu, Vincent Gramoli, Paulo Jorge Esteves Veríssimo.
Deconstructing Blockchains: A Comprehensive Survey on Consensus, Membership and Structure. CoRR abs/1908.08316, 2019.
[15] FCoin, https://www.fcoin.pro
[16] The Block Crypto. Cryptocurrency exchange Fcoin expects to default on as much as $125M of users' bitcoin, 2020.
[17] Compound, https://compound.finance.
[18] Philip Daian, Steven Goldfeder, Tyler Kell, Yunqi Li, Xueyuan Zhao, Iddo Bentov, Lorenz Breidenbach, Ari Juels. Flash Boys 2.0: Frontrunning, Transaction Reordering, and Consensus Instability in Decentralized Exchanges. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2020.
[19] Uniswap. https://uniswap.org
[20] Bowen Liu, Pawel Szalachowski. A First Look into DeFi Oracles. CoRR abs/2005.04377, 2020.
[21] Guillermo Angeris, Tarun Chitra. Improved Price Oracles: Constant Function Market Makers, CoRR abs/ 2003.10001, 2020.
[22] Uniswap V2.0 whitepaper. https://uniswap.org/whitepaper.pdf
[23] MiniSwap. https://www.miniswap.org
[24] Ziyao Liu, Nguyen Cong Luong, Wenbo Wang, Dusit Niyato, Ping Wang, Ying-Chang Liang, Dong In Kim. A Survey on Blockchain: A Game Theoretical Perspective. IEEE Access, 2019.
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Crypto-Powered: Understanding Bitcoin, Ethereum, and DeFi

Crypto-Powered: Understanding Bitcoin, Ethereum, and DeFi
Until one understands the basics of this tech, they won’t be able to grasp or appreciate the impact it has on our digital bank, Genesis Block.
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This is the second post of Crypto-Powered — a new series that examines what it means for Genesis Block to be a digital bank that’s powered by crypto, blockchain, and decentralized protocols.
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Our previous post set the stage for this series. We discussed the state of consumer finance and how the success of today’s high-flying fintech unicorns will be short-lived as long as they’re building on legacy finance — a weak foundation that is ripe for massive disruption.
Instead, the future of consumer finance belongs to those who are deeply familiar with blockchain tech & decentralized protocols, build on it as the foundation, and know how to take it to the world. Like Genesis Block.
Today we begin our journey down the crypto rabbit hole. This post will be an important introduction for those still learning about Bitcoin, Ethereum, or DeFi (Decentralized Finance). This post (and the next few) will go into greater detail about how this technology gives Genesis Block an edge, a superpower, and an unfair advantage. Let’s dive in…
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Bitcoin: The First Cryptocurrency

There are plenty of online resources to learn about Bitcoin (Coinbase, Binance, Gemini, Naval, Alex Gladstein, Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon). I don’t wanna spend a lot of time on that here, but let’s do a quick overview for those still getting ramped up.
Cryptocurrency is the most popular use-case of blockchain technology today. And Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to be invented.
Bitcoin is the most decentralized of all crypto assets today — no government, company, or third party can control or censor it.
Bitcoin has two primary features (as do most other cryptocurrencies):
  1. Send Value You can send value to anyone, anywhere in the world. Nobody can intercept, delay or stop it — not even governments or financial institutions. Unlike with traditional money transfers or bank wires, there are no layers of middlemen. This results in a process that is much more cost-efficient. Some popular use-cases include remittances and cross-border payments.
  2. Store Value With nothing but a smartphone, you can become your own bank and store your own funds. Nobody can seize your assets. The funds are digital and stored on a blockchain. Your money no longer needs to be stored at a bank, in a vault, or under your mattress. I covered a few inspiring use-cases in a previous post. They include banking the unbanked, protecting assets from government seizure, mitigating the risk of a bank run, and protection against hyperinflation (like what recently happened in Venezuela).
The fact that there are so few things one can do with Bitcoin is one of its greatest strengths.
Its design is simple, elegant, and focused. It has been 10+ years since Satoshi’s white paper and no one has been able to crack or hack the Bitcoin network. With a market cap of $170B, there is plenty of incentive to try.
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Public Awareness

A few negative moments in Bitcoin’s history include the collapse of Mt. Gox — which resulted in hundreds of millions of customer funds being stolen — as well as Bitcoin’s role in dark markets like Silk Road — where Bitcoin arguably found its initial userbase.
However, like most breakthrough technology, Bitcoin is neither good nor bad. It’s neutral. People can use it for good or they can use it for evil. Thankfully, it’s being used less and less for illicit activity. Criminals are starting to understand that transactions on a blockchain are public and traceable — it’s exactly the type of system they usually try to avoid. And it’s true, at this point “a lot more” crimes are actually committed with fiat than crypto.
As a result, the perception of bitcoin and cryptocurrency has been changing over the years to a more positive light.
Bitcoin has even started to enter the world of media & entertainment. It’s been mentioned in Hollywood films like Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse and in songs from major artists like Eminem. It’s been mentioned in countless TV shows like Billions, The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory, Gray’s Anatomy, Family Guy, and more.
As covid19 has ravaged economies and central banks have been printing money, Bitcoin has caught the attention of many legendary Wall Street investors like Paul Tudor Jones, saying that Bitcoin is a great bet against inflation (reminding him of Gold in the 1970s).
Cash App already lets their 25M users buy Bitcoin. It’s rumored that PayPal and Venmo will soon let their 325M users start buying Bitcoin. Bitcoin is by far the most dominant cryptocurrency and is showing no signs of slowing down. For more than a decade it has delivered on its core use-cases — being able to send or store value.
At this point, Bitcoin has very much entered the zeitgeist of modern pop culture — at least in the West.
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Ethereum: Programmable Money

When Ethereum launched in 2015, it opened up a world of new possibilities and use-cases for crypto. With Ethereum Smart Contracts (i.e. applications), this exciting new digital money (cryptocurrency) became a lot less dumb. Developers could now build applications that go beyond the simple use-cases of “send value” & “store value.” They could program cryptocurrency to have rules, behavior, and logic to respond to different inputs. And always enforced by code. Additional reading on Ethereum from Linda Xie or Vitalik Buterin.
Because these applications are built on blockchain technology (Ethereum), they preserve many of the same characteristics as Bitcoin: no one can stop, censor or shut down these apps because they are decentralized.
One of the first major use-cases on Ethereum was the ability to mint and create your own token, your own cryptocurrency. Many companies used this as a way to fundraise from the public. This led to the 2017 ICO bubble (Initial Coin Offerings). Some tokens — and the apps/networks they powered — were fascinating and innovative. Most tokens were pointless. And many tokens were outright scams. Additional token reading from Fred Ehrsam, Balaji, and Naval.
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Digital Gold Rush

Just as tokens grew in popularity in 2017–2018, so did online marketplaces where these tokens could be bought, sold, and traded. This was a fledgling asset class — the merchants selling picks, axes, and shovels were finally starting to emerge.
I had a front-row seat — both as an investor and token creator. This was the Wild West with all the frontier drama & scandal that you’d expect.
Binance — now the world’s largest crypto exchange —was launched during this time. They along with many others (especially from Asia) made it really easy for speculators, traders, and degenerate gamblers to participate in these markets. Similar to other financial markets, the goal was straightforward: buy low and sell high.
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That period left an embarrassing stain on our industry that we’ve still been trying to recover from. It was a period rampant with market manipulation, pump-and-dumps, and scams. To some extent, the crypto industry still suffers from that today, but it’s nothing compared to what it was then.
While the potential of getting filthy rich brought a lot of fly-by-nighters and charlatans into the industry, it also brought a lot of innovators, entrepreneurs, and builders.
The launch and growth of Ethereum has been an incredible technological breakthrough. As with past tech breakthroughs, it has led to a wave of innovation, experimentation, and development. The creativity around tokens, smart contracts, and decentralized applications has been fascinating to witness. Now a few years later, the fruits of those labors are starting to be realized.

DeFi: Decentralized Finance

So as a reminder, tokens are cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies can carry value. And value is a lot like money. Because tokens are natively integrated with Ethereum, it’s been natural for developers to build applications related to financial services — things like lending, borrowing, saving, investing, payments, and insurance. In the last few years, there has been a groundswell of developer momentum building in this area of financial protocols. This segment of the industry is known as DeFi (Decentralized Finance).
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In Q2 of 2020, 97% of all Ethereum activity was DeFi-related. Total DeFi transaction volume has reached $11.5B. The current value locked inside DeFi protocols is approaching $2 Billion (double from a month ago). DeFi’s meteoric growth cannot be ignored.
Most of that growth can be attributed to exciting protocols like Compound, Maker, Synthetix, Balancer, Aave, dYdX, and Uniswap. These DeFi protocols and the financial services they offer are quickly becoming some of the most popular use-cases for blockchain technology today.
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This impressive growth in DeFi certainly hasn’t come without growing pains. Unlike with Bitcoin, there are near-infinite applications one can develop on Ethereum. Sometimes bugs (or typos) can slip through code reviews, testing, and audits — resulting in loss of funds.
Our next post will go much deeper on DeFi.

Wrap Up

I know that for the hardcore crypto people, what we covered today is nothing new. But for those who are still getting up to speed, welcome! I hope this was helpful and that it fuels your interest to learn more.
Until you understand the basics of this technology, you won’t be able to fully appreciate the impact that it has on our new digital bank, Genesis Block. You won’t be able to understand the implications, how it relates, or how it helps.
After today’s post, some of you probably have a lot more questions. What are specific examples or use-cases of DeFi? Why does it need to be on a blockchain? What benefits does it bring to Genesis Block and our users?
In upcoming posts, we answer these questions. Today’s post was just Level 1. It set the foundation for where we’re headed next: even deeper down the crypto rabbit hole.
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Some informative responses from Colin and Andy from the just-concluded Nano AMA at the Atomic Wallet Telegram group

The AMA ran today from 13:00 - 14:20 UTC, with Colin and Andy. I've copied over some of their responses that I found give me better insight into Nano. Their responses are in italics. Responses to different questions are separated by double spaces. Colin's responses are listed first, followed by Andy's. Sorry I couldn't copy over the questions as well. I've added my comments in places.
From Colin:
PoW coins have done a good marketing that the energy expenditure makes your coins more secure but it’s really unnecessory. PoW coins need to continue expending work because if they stop, their security parameter erodes.
Nano has no such problem, once an election for a transaction is complete, it’s confirmed. If it sits there it stays confirmed and it doesn’t need any extra effort. Wow, put that way, Bitcoin seems unsustainable in the long term when there is an alternative like Nano.

Yes the circulating supply is forever like this. The reason it can’t change is because nano transactions can only send your current balance or less to someone else, this means new coins can never be injected in to the system. Interesting design reason new Nano can't be minted.

Volatility is a focus with all cryptocurrencies and it comes from low volume, it’s not intrinsic to cryptocurrency itself. To cure low volume our focus is integrating it in to parts of the economy where it solves a problem, rather than just emulating credit cards etc.
Not having fees in the network puts us in a very good position for buying beer, for example. Typically credit card providers will charge 2-5% for a purchase, maybe even more, and it tight margin businesses that make 2-5% profit anyway, this is huge. A lot of Reddit discussion on crypto adoption considers only user experience and overlooks benefits to merchants.

Nano is purpose built to be the fastest and most decentralized currency around. Our transactions settle in less than 1 second and it’s all done on a network with no fees, and a tiny environmental footprint
Decentralization is an essential focus for us, many other cryptocurrencies can get fast or low cost, but they can’t also maintain decentralization which I think we do very well.
Well the sustainability comes from 2 main parts. We have a laser sharp focus on being the most efficient currency. This means our development stays focused and eventually the amount of things going in to the code base will trend downward; once we’ve achieved the goal we just have to make things more efficient.
The second part of sustainability is our Open Representative Voting which is our replacement for PoW mining. We saw the energy expenditure as something that would come in conflict with any system that would attain high adoption so our goal was to get the same or better decentralization benefits and also have a low energy footprint. We think we achieved that goal as our representatives are all over the world under many different organizations. A healthy decentralized representative set is good for long term sustainability.

And on the simplicity, nano is probably one of the easiest cryptocurrencies to use. There are no fees to calculate, the UX impact of entering a fee is greatly understated. How much should the fee be? Does my grandma know what network load is? What does it mean with respect to fee?
Nano simply has accounts and balances, you send and it lands in their wallet in less than a second, nothing can be simpler.

We’re not looking to expand in to defi right now. I have some reservations about it’s viability. One thing I’ve noticed in my many years of seeing technology evolution is to not try and change 2 things at once. We don’t want to simultaneously change the currency people use and also change how finances are done. First change the currency, then change the finances.
I think Libra suffers from a market mis-assesment. Essentially what they’re claiming is be a multi-currency bank account for every facebook user. Getting users electronic bank accounts isn’t a technology problem, it’s a regulatory and logistics problem. Since Facebook is essentially being a bank for people, they’re going to be required to comply with KYC requirements. Sending/receiving isn’t going to be open as it is in cryptocurrency because of AML requirements. People are not going to have access to the system in remote areas because how do they deposit or more importantly withdraw local currency from their Libra accounts.
I think privacy is a big concern with our transactions and credit card purchases and it’s only getting worse. Letting Facebook/Libra know all your purchase history I think is a huge mistake.
I think it also doesn’t fundamentally solve the central banking problem where they can print more money and inflate the currency supply. I see this behavior as a fundamentally unethical thing that cryptocurrency solves and Libra is taking a huge step back on that.
I don’t see anything compelling about it and I don’t see long term viability.

I think disk usage is going to be a low concern long term. The goal with Nano is to be a widely used commercial grade currency so the representatives will be banks and other financial institutions, universities, and tech companies. Considering how much youtube, instagram, and other social media data is created each day, I don’t think the ledger size will be a long-term limiting factor. Looks like the role of hobbyists in running nodes will diminish with widening adoption.

Nano’s value is being the fastest, most efficient currency around. Entreprenuers make use of natural market incentives / natural efficiencies to make money on a business.
Cryptocurrency has distorted that term a bit with something more closely resembling subsidies. The transaction fees and block rewards are subsidizing the security parameter and processing prioritization. PoW chains need this subsidy because their security parameter costs a lot. Additionally we’ve seen miners work to limit the network’s throughput in order to rent-seek on the limited transaction space. Damn, talk about unaligned incentives between users and miners.
The people we’re looking for are the entreprenuers that know how to make use of a faster, lower cost currency.

Yes, having a fixed supply is an essential component of currency. If people can add more currency to the system, they’re taking value away from everyone else in that process. It’s unfair and unethical.
1 Nano actually can be divided down very small so there’s no risk of not having enough coins.

In this response, Colin is addressing a question about Steem and other dPoS systems. One major difference with Nano consensus is: having more Nano does not get you more Nano, there are no rewards for holding Nano. Holding nano doesn’t give people voting privledges on network changes, or any other centralizing component associated with holding.
Another big difference is voting in nano does not produce blocks, it chooses between conflicting blocks that a user publishes. If you don’t attempt to double-spend, your transactions cannot be voted against.

From Andy:
1. The faucet did indeed seed Nano's amazing international communities, and the contributions from around the world to the project have been unbelievable over that last 2.5 years. Communities are still active, engaged and building 💪
2. The effects of Nano being added to the Atomic Wallet (and other multi-currency wallets) is two fold. It increases the accessibility and convenience of storing Nano alongside other coins and also helps to disperse voting weight across a wider spread of representatives - increasing decentralization!

We certainly feel that Nano possesses far and away the best fundamentals, democratic approach to decentralization, and user experience.
Being fully distributed and operating on a the mainnet since 2015 is also very important, and puts Nano way ahead of many other projects making bold claims about future potential.
Nano is here today, and works as one would expect the digital money would!

Privacy is an attractive proposition to users of digital money for obvious reasons, it can be very important. Our position towards privacy is more conservative as we have seen many more hurdles to mainstream adoption being put in front of privacy-based projects.
With that being said, there are eyes towards the technical implications of introducing privacy, but it is extremely difficult to do this without incurring slowdowns to settlement times.
Throughout 2019 we were able to make significant progress in helping some of the more well-established cryptocurrency services such as exchanges, fiat gateways, payment platforms, and wallets- like Atomic 😄, to understand and integrate Nano. This proliferation of Nano across the space has ensured that it is increasingly more convenient for users and merchants to access and begin using Nano for payments.
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Benefits of Blockchain Technology in the Banking Industry

Benefits of Blockchain Technology in the Banking Industry
Link to original article: https://block.co/benefits-of-blockchain-technology-in-the-banking-industry/
The rapidly growing interest around blockchain is creating an increased amount of use cases across multiple industries, and a high demand for adoption by many governments. Banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) industry is predicted to be drastically transformed by this disruptive technology. According to Allied Market Research 2019, the blockchain value in the BFSI market reached $277.1 million in 2018 and is projected to reach $22.46 billion by 2026. Blockchain technology has the potential to solve the pain points of the current banking systems and operations including security, transparency, trust, privacy, programmability, and performance.
What is Blockchain?
Blockchain is the technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, that was proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, as a response to the failing financial system during the crisis. It is often associated and confused with Bitcoin, but the scope of the technology is much wider. It is also important to differentiate between the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and blockchain, as the terms often used interchangeably. All blockchains are DLT, but not all DLTs are blockchains. DLT is simply a decentralized database managed on a peer-to-peer basis.
“Blockchain is a type of DLT, a subcategory of a more broad definition, much like how the word ‘car’ falls under the umbrella term ‘vehicles’ and ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ falls under ‘geniuses’.”
In essence, blockchain is a continuous sequential chain of records (‘blocks’) that are chronologically linked together with the aid of cryptography, to ensure immutability. These records are immutable, as any change to the information recorded in a particular block is stored in a new block. Moreover, the use of modern encryption algorithms enables the security of all the records from copying or editing by other users of the system. Blockchain can be programmed to record not only financial transactions as cryptocurrency but almost anything of value (Deloitte Insights, 2019).

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How Blockchain Can Improve Banking Industry?
The modern banking system is not perfect and commercial banks have not changed a lot to their servicing structure since the 1970s (Haycock & Richmond, 2015). Running a bank still requires large numbers of the workforce, reliance on quite outdated systems, bloated structures with high probabilities of human error, and manual work. There are several aspects, which could be improved by the application of blockchain technology in banking operations:
1) Security Enhancement
In the UK the overall value of the financial fraud losses (e.g. payment cards, remote banking, cheques) equaled £844.8 million in 2018. The situation is even worse in the US — $170 billion average yearly losses in the financial sector. According to KPMG’s Global Banking Fraud Survey 2019 the total volume, number, and value of the fraudulent activities are drastically increasing every year.
The nature of banking operations dictates the need for centralized systems, which proved to be vulnerable and subject to cyber and hack attacks. Now, the blockchain is immutable as it operates on the principles of decentralization and transparency, and all the network participants get an identical copy of the distributed ledger of transactions. Thus, if applied in banking, blockchain can increase the validity and security of the financial transactions, eliminate the need for third-party authentication, and solve the issue of a single point of failure and hacks.
Moreover, since each transaction on the blockchain has its unique fingerprint (hash) it can be easily traced and verified. Such functionality makes blockchain a great tool to combat money laundering and reduce fraudulent or illegal transactions (Guo & Liang, 2016).
2) Improving Financial Transactions Efficiency
As we mentioned previously, the utilization of obsolete mechanisms and operational systems slows down the performance of banking institutions and provides ground for human error, delays, and system failures. All these inefficiencies could be solved by applying blockchain technology. Take for example the time-consuming bilateral exchange. The process of data reconciliation needed for it could be simplified, as on the blockchain, it is inherently part of a transaction (IBM, 2016).
Blockchain and its decentralized nature eliminate intermediaries in banking operations, which significantly cuts transaction costs and boosts efficiency (Cocco et al., 2017). Blockchain does not require intermediaries, enables cross-border transfers and micro-payments, while drastically decreasing operational costs. Such transactions in the traditional banking environment are expensive (from 1% of the amount), and constitute a huge expense on a global scale. In cryptocurrency networks, transfers may range from a few minutes down to milliseconds, and the transaction fees are decided by the market forces, meaning users have the option to set their transaction fees (Deloitte, 2017).
3) Workflow Simplification
Blockchain can simplify the current complex workflow in banking institutions. As any operation can be traced, the ability to automate processes significantly reduces costs and the need for manual work. Moreover, it is impossible to make retroactive changes on the blockchain. This guarantees data immutability and excludes the human factor, thus the probability of error, data tampering, or even leakage. Using blockchain in banking operations will digitize and automate tons of manual work, greatly boost the productivity of the financial institutions and eliminate the probability of mistakes, delays, and errors.
4) Enhanced KYC & AML
Some financial institutions find it difficult to deal with problems related to policies such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC). Numerous organizations are not able to solve these problems, due to the rapidly escalating costs. The adoption of the blockchain technology will enable the creation of a system where all clients’ information may be stored safely, making the independent verification an easy process or even automated securely. In this way, both AML and KYC processes will become simpler and easier, as all involved organizations will share the same system and the information will be updated in real-time, perhaps through the use of Digital Identities. In addition to this, blockchain technology will assist the organizations to minimize their administrative costs and reduce the workload.

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5) Smart Contracts
Smart contracts are an innovative development of blockchain technology which enables for time and resources saving, as they do not require a third-party interaction. Traditional contracts do not differ a lot from smart contracts, however, their key benefit is that obligations are automatically enforced and cannot be avoided by anyone.
When smart contracts are integrated with blockchain technology, we enjoy benefits such as security, automation, immutability, and transparency. The integration of smart contracts in the financial sector will provide opportunities for transparent auditing and real-time remittances. Traditional contracts are paper-based and require financial institutions to invest money in paperwork and maintain records. These records can be easily manipulated as they are on paper. Smart contracts offer bank tools for bookkeeping based on blockchain. Smart contracts have already been applied to the financial industry to gain greater automation.
6) Decentralized Finance
Another application of blockchain is Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi. This application is at an early stage but its disruptiveness enables millions of people across the world to have access to financial services. DeFi refers to decentralized applications, financial smart contracts, digital assets as well as protocols popular as DApps, which are built on public blockchains such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. The aim of DeFi is the creation of a decentralized financial system that will not depend on the traditional banking system.
Decentralized Finance offers numerous benefits to the users as it eliminates middlemen, enables everyone who does not has access to financial services to enter the global economy as it is a permission-less technology, and enables innovation with the combination of DeFi products. Besides, the use of decentralized finance increases the symmetry of information and democratizes financial services in this sense. The evolution of DeFi over the years means that most people around the world are only limited by their imagination when considering how to gain benefits from the financial ecosystem. However, there are still many complexities that need addressing to further expand the full extent of the possibilities of DeFi.
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An Insight Into Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP)

While Bitcoin is the most famous and valuable cryptocurrency, its blockchain faces some challenges. In order to ensure the constant dominance of the currency in the market, the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) was introduced. While most BIPs have different levels of potential for positive impact on Bitcoin blockchain, some of them turned out to be much more successful than others.

What is BIP?

Bitcoin is considered the first cryptocurrency and still remains the most successful crypto-project, but it also has its drawbacks. And in order to surpass it, as well as to occupy its niche in the digital world, innovators have created many new currencies, each of which has its own blockchain, designed to provide functions that are not available in Bitcoin. Eventually, one of these new currencies could potentially knock Bitcoin out of the first place.
That’s why the work on the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal began. BIP is a document where developers can submit a recommendation to fix a network problem. For example, after the introduction and implementation of BIP 141, also known as Segregated Witness (SegWit), the transaction rate on the Bitcoin network has increased, and commission fees have significantly decreased.
There are three varieties of BIP:

Bitcoin Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is a BIP proposal introduced in 2015 by Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja. It aims to make Bitcoin scalable with the help of instant payments that are performed outside the network. These external channels form real Bitcoin transactions with the use of standard scripts that allow transferring funds without risk.
The Lightning network came into force thanks to the introduction of wallets with many signatures, where the parties can conduct an infinite number of transactions without having to store all the details on the blockchain. The only information recorded on the blockchain is the number of Bitcoins contained in the wallet and the percentage of contributions of the parties involved.
In addition to enabling instant transactions, the update also provides other benefits for the Bitcoin chain. For example, registration for micropayments, as well as cross-chain payments. Moreover, the update also promotes the implementation of the functionality of smart contracts on top of the blockchain.

MAST technology

MAST stands for Merkelized Abstract Syntax Tree, a technology that uses the ideas of the Merkle tree and the abstract syntax tree. This is a cryptographic tool that allows you to add large volumes of the hash to the data associated with transactions in the Bitcoin chain, due to their layout.
Three BIPs aim to introduce MAST into the Bitcoin network. The first is BIP 114, created by Johnson Lau, the developer of the Bitcoin core. The proposal shows how to increase network efficiency by introducing a new scenario, which he calls a merkelized scenario. The scenario reduces the need for large amounts of transaction data while maintaining greater privacy.
BIP 116 and BIP 117 were proposed by Bitcoin Core developer Mark Friedenbach and are intended to support MAST in a joint implementation. In BIP 116, he outlines the operation code, which allowed validation of the data without revealing the entire set. BIP 117 is called the Tail Call semantics, and in combination with the first, it led to a generalized form of MAST. The difference between the offers of Friedenbach and Lau is that the first supports all the scenarios that are currently used on the Bitcoin network, and the second supports only native SegWit.
The introduction of MAST has led to increased privacy, increased transaction speed, and the ability to include complex data sets, such as smart contracts. Besides, MAST allowed the Bitcoin network to process a much larger volume of transactions and, thereby, increased its scalability.

How many BIPs are there?

Since absolutely any developer can submit the idea of improving the network to the community, more than 300 of these ideas have already been accumulated, and not all of them have been and will be implemented in Bitcoin.
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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An Insight Into Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP)

While Bitcoin is the most famous and valuable cryptocurrency, its blockchain faces some challenges. In order to ensure the constant dominance of the currency in the market, the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) was introduced. While most BIPs have different levels of potential for positive impact on Bitcoin blockchain, some of them turned out to be much more successful than others.

What is BIP?

Bitcoin is considered the first cryptocurrency and still remains the most successful crypto-project, but it also has its drawbacks. And in order to surpass it, as well as to occupy its niche in the digital world, innovators have created many new currencies, each of which has its own blockchain, designed to provide functions that are not available in Bitcoin. Eventually, one of these new currencies could potentially knock Bitcoin out of the first place.
That’s why the work on the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal began. BIP is a document where developers can submit a recommendation to fix a network problem. For example, after the introduction and implementation of BIP 141, also known as Segregated Witness (SegWit), the transaction rate on the Bitcoin network has increased, and commission fees have significantly decreased.
There are three varieties of BIP:

Bitcoin Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is a BIP proposal introduced in 2015 by Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja. It aims to make Bitcoin scalable with the help of instant payments that are performed outside the network. These external channels form real Bitcoin transactions with the use of standard scripts that allow transferring funds without risk.
The Lightning network came into force thanks to the introduction of wallets with many signatures, where the parties can conduct an infinite number of transactions without having to store all the details on the blockchain. The only information recorded on the blockchain is the number of Bitcoins contained in the wallet and the percentage of contributions of the parties involved.
In addition to enabling instant transactions, the update also provides other benefits for the Bitcoin chain. For example, registration for micropayments, as well as cross-chain payments. Moreover, the update also promotes the implementation of the functionality of smart contracts on top of the blockchain.

MAST technology

MAST stands for Merkelized Abstract Syntax Tree, a technology that uses the ideas of the Merkle tree and the abstract syntax tree. This is a cryptographic tool that allows you to add large volumes of the hash to the data associated with transactions in the Bitcoin chain, due to their layout.
Three BIPs aim to introduce MAST into the Bitcoin network. The first is BIP 114, created by Johnson Lau, the developer of the Bitcoin core. The proposal shows how to increase network efficiency by introducing a new scenario, which he calls a merkelized scenario. The scenario reduces the need for large amounts of transaction data while maintaining greater privacy.
BIP 116 and BIP 117 were proposed by Bitcoin Core developer Mark Friedenbach and are intended to support MAST in a joint implementation. In BIP 116, he outlines the operation code, which allowed validation of the data without revealing the entire set. BIP 117 is called the Tail Call semantics, and in combination with the first, it led to a generalized form of MAST. The difference between the offers of Friedenbach and Lau is that the first supports all the scenarios that are currently used on the Bitcoin network, and the second supports only native SegWit.
The introduction of MAST has led to increased privacy, increased transaction speed, and the ability to include complex data sets, such as smart contracts. Besides, MAST allowed the Bitcoin network to process a much larger volume of transactions and, thereby, increased its scalability.

How many BIPs are there?

Since absolutely any developer can submit the idea of improving the network to the community, more than 300 of these ideas have already been accumulated, and not all of them have been and will be implemented in Bitcoin.
Keep up with the news of the crypto world at CoinJoy.io Follow us on Twitter and Medium. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Join our Telegram channel. For any inquiries mail us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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WARNING: If you try to use the Lightning Network you are at extremely HIGH RISK of losing funds and is not recommended or safe to do at this time or for the foreseeable future

I was hoping I wouldn't have to make this kind of post about the Lightning Network (LN) but unfortunately due to recent events and a long track record of being "reckless" (being a broken and unsafe network) I feel obligated to make this post to warn unsuspecting users that are being tricked into thinking Lightning Network is safe and usable.
At this stage it has become abundantly clear that LN is not safe to use at this time, and anyone that uses it is at a very high risk of losing funds.
There seems to be this false sense of security that things are just fine and that it's okay to use LN, when it couldn't be further from the truth. We get a lot of trolls coming here spouting that LN is the next best thing since sliced bread, better than Bitcoin itself, and is the future. And maybe one day it could be, but at this time, it's clearly not and people that are here trying to trick you into this false sense of belief are intentionally deceiving you.
Below is a long list of links I just spent a few mins compiling which shows, that LN is over-promised, a long ways away from being in working order, and is unsafe to use.
It should probably go without saying, but to be fully transparent: none of these issues occur on Bitcoin Cash (BCH) because BCH doesn't depend on Lightning to scale, but scales on-chain. So if you want to avoid all of these problems and security issues with Lightning, just use Bitcoin Cash instead. Problem solved.
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Bitoffer Institute: Upcoming ‘Eth 2.0’ Upgrade! ETF Volume Wins Spot Trading In Value.

Bitoffer Institute: Upcoming ‘Eth 2.0’ Upgrade! ETF Volume Wins Spot Trading In Value.
Since the Bitcoin halving occurred on May 12, markets have swarmed to bitcoin which resulted in significant volatility crush to the market and the various indicators of capital influx, with an amplitude of more than 10%, and futures liquidation achieved $ 1billion at the halving night. While the public was looking forward to the increase in this Bitcoin halving, there was a sharp callback and the market was stunned. Now the opportunity has passed, can market recover after a setback?

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With truism, 2020 is the halving year. When everyone turned their attention to BTC, BCH, BSV, and other currencies, they may forget the ETH. As the king of the public blockchain, ETH will usher in 2.0 super upgrade version in 2020. From the POW mechanism to the POS, the time of transaction confirmation is greatly shortened, which will be reduced from the original minute to 3–6 seconds. The impact is no less than Bitcoin halving. Since the beginning of the year, the transaction volume of ETH has exploded and institutional funds have flowed into the first layout. However, the current price of ETH is less than $200. Under these favorable blessings, the ETH is expected to usher in a super bull market!

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So how does the upgrade of Ethereum boost confidence in the market? The 2.0 upgrade, promises higher transaction throughput and a new security model under proof-of-stake (PoS). Eth 2.0 has been in development since 2015 but had failed to gain traction due to the highly technical expertise required to pursue it, until now. First of all, upgrading itself means improvement of technology and optimization of the original system, which is such a benefit in concept; secondly, the ETH2.0 version is the replacement of the original one, and with the POS mechanism introduced, it will gradually replace The old POW which indicates that there will be a large number of ETH holders who will pledge their holdings to obtain the identity of the verifier in order to obtain the opportunities of block rewards. Then the ETH in circulation will reduce and may cause a sharp rise in demand, which will lead to deflation, and the price of the currency will naturally be bullish. In the end, ETH will usher in two block forks. On the occasion, the amount of distribution will be reduced by ten times following with a reduction of supply, and eventually, bring the increase of the upgrade release demand. Those two combinations will lead to the arrival of a super bull market for ETH.
The capital attack routing is gradually pellucid with the coming Ethereum 2.0 upgrade. Since the sudden plunge under the influence of the 3.12 epidemic, the bottom has been quickly built and pave the way for the future rise. The minimum rebound of ETH from the $89 contraction to the current $200 position showing the strong bids among the market. What’s more, with a sudden callback showed up when the price has more than doubled while there is no phenomenon of strong volume, indicating that most people are still held with unwavering and steadily.
According to official Bitoffer statistics, under the stimulated by variable bull market conditions, ETH has climbed as high as 125% in the past three months since the Ethereum ETF has risen about 200% over the same period. In the past three months, the 24-hour trading volume of ETH has achieved around 7 billion US dollars and daily turnover of ETF reached $1billion. It shows the year-over-year growth compared with the same period last year with a daily upward trend. Being the world’s largest trading platform, Bitoffer owns more than 80% Ethereum ETF share accounted within the market. Therefore, in the upsurge of Ethereum ETF fund transactions gradually catching up with the ETH itself, why is Bitoffer’s Ethereum ETF sought-after in the market?

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The advantages including :
  1. Support buying long and short, no deposit, and no fees with open-end funds purchase function!
  2. Automatic position adjustment mechanism with at least 3X as high 15X profit!
  3. Simplicity of trading, purchase and redemption both with USDT!
  4. No limitation of the trading period, no liquidation mechanism and can trading anytime with anywhere!
Let’s calculate with $200 of ETH
  1. 2.0 super version upgrade, price X2 theoretically
  2. Amount of distribution reduced by 10 times, price X2 theoretically
  3. ETH price will be: $200*4=$800 (expected price after upgrade
The comparison of profits between holding the currency and the ETF:
  1. ETH earns 4X return
  2. Purchasing the Ethereum ETF, the return will be started at 12X and as high 30X (Automatic position adjustment plus funds compounding)
There’s no doubt that purchasing the Ethereum ETF will be a better choice when comparing the profits gain. It’s worth noting that Bitoffer will bring out the most amazing ETH options and be prepared for the coming super bull-market.
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Bull Bitcoin referral program: privacy update and further details

Hey, Francis Pouliot here, CEO of Bull Bitcoin.
This morning a a fellow community member u/dabkang69 pointed out that one aspect of the BullBitcoin.com referral program wasn't great for privacy.
You can read his issue report here: https://www.reddit.com/BitcoinCA/comments/fhepww/bullbitcoin_will_doxx_you_and_your_targeted/
The issue reported was that when a referrer gives a targeted referral code to a referee, the referrer would see the name of the referee in his referral program dashboard after the referee had signed up. In addition, the referee would see the name of the referrer in his referral dashboard.
We agree that this is not necessary for the referral program to operate. Collecting or sharing any information that isn't strictly necessary should be avoided. As such we are rolling out this afternoon an update to Bull Bitcoin which will resolve this issue.
Privacy is a huge concern for us (and for me personally) which is why we are addressing this so quickly. Hopefully the explanation below provides some context, and demonstrate that you can have confidence we take our users' privacy extremely seriously
The update :
How we protect privacy in the referral program vs. auditability of payouts
We have two concerns in the referral program: protecting the privacy of users, and allowing referrers to audit the system to make sure we aren't screwing them out of the money.
We do value privacy a lot in the referral program. As you have probably seen, we have a where the referrer can see the total amount of referral fees he is making from his targeted referrals (the ones that give you a % upside) and can see all the individual transactions that gave him this referral, but without seeing from which user these referrals are from. The idea behind this is that a referrer is able to audit our system to make that he is actually getting the right referrals by collaborating with one of his referees and making sure he is getting his share, but without being able to associate.
If the referrer has only one referee, and he knows he is making 0.2% from all transactions, than he can obviously calculate the transaction volume of his referee. However, as soon as he has more than one referee, he does not know which user the referral fees are coming from. There is no way to go around this without removing the ability of referrers to audit whether or not we are actually giving them referral fees.
This is a tricky trade-off, but we think we've struck the right balance.
Why was our system originally designed to show names?
Originally, we had envisioned a "gamified buddy system" where people would be "Godfathers" or "Godmothers" of their referees, they could help them via customer support, and they would win or lose points based on how well their referees were doing. This system was designed in 2015, back when we were located at the Bitcoin Embassy, and most of our users were referred from word of mouth from their friends they know personally. We wanted this program to be a very personal experience. As we didn't fully exploit this idea and put it on the back burner, we simply didn't think of removing the names (which were part of the original design).
(p.s. the only person who works for Bull Bitcoin and is active on Reddit are Guillaume and Francis. We don't have any other accounts or "paid shills".)
How the referral program works: targeted vs public links
There are two types of referral codes in BullBitcoin.com and Bylls.com: targeted codes and public codes. The public link gives you less upside, but requires less effort. The private link gives you more upside, but requires you to have some kind of personal interaction and cannot be spammed publicly.
  1. The public code is a re-usable referral link that is meant to be shared publicly, such as on social media or forums. This will give you $10 for every user that signs up and does at least $100 worth of volume, and it will give the referee a $10 sign-up bonus.
  2. The targeted referral code is a unique, non-reusable referral code that is meant to be shared privately, such as to one of your friends or someone on the internet. However, it will only work for one person. This will give you 0.2% of his entire transaction volume.
The badge system
In addition, we have a pretty cool badge system. You can win all sorts of fun badges such as "Paranoid", "Bug Hunter", "2FA activated", "Use the chatbox" when you perform certain actions on the platform. You also get badges for your anniversary as a bull bitcoin user, for each transaction you do, and when you pass certain thresholds (like 10 transactions or 10,000$ total volume).
The way that referrers get their payouts, is that for some badges that their referees win, they will also win a badge. For example, when your referee makes a $1000 transaction and wins a "transaction completed badge", the referrer gets a "Your referee completed a transaction badge" that has a monetary value of 2$.
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GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358 @#$%^

GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows people to buy, sell and trade a range of digital coins. Launched in 2016, GDAX stands for Global Digital Asset Exchange. The people that created GDAX are part of the same company that runs Coinbase, which is now one of the largest exchange brokers in the world! Essentially, the platform is a middleman between buyers and sellers and in return — GDAX makes their money by charging transaction fees. For example, if John wants to buy some Bitcoin and Jenny wants to sell, they are both matched by the GDAX exchange! The founders wanted to provide their 13 million Coinbase users with a more advanced trading platform. The reason for this is that Coinbase only allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, GDAX allows you to trade them in real-time, using a variety of different trading tools. Although GDAX is looking to target the more experienced trader, it is still possible to use real-world payment methods such as a bank account to deposit and withdraw funds! The great thing is that if you have a Coinbase account, you automatically have a GDAX account too! All you need to do is enter the same log in details that you use at Coinbase! So now that you know what is GDAX is and how they got started, the next part of my GDAX review is going to talk about their recent rebranding to Coinbase Pro!
GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
How do I access GDAX?
​To sign up and create your account with GDAX, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.gdax.com.
  2. Select “Create Account”.
  3. Complete the sign up form, then click “Create an account”.
  4. Click the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. After verifying your email address, you will be asked to provide a phone number.
    GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
    GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
    GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
    Is there a GDAX app?
Coinbase (finally) launches mobile app for pro traders. Coinbase Pro is now available for iOS. Android version is coming soon. ... (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015 Is GDAX still free? As of now, GDAX sets maker fees at 0%. Taker fees can range from 0.1% to 0.3% depending upon the customer's trading volume for the previous 30 days. Further, cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals can be done for free, and there are no fees for either maintaining a GDAX account or for holding funds in an account. GDAX is now Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing that GDAX — our professional trading platform for individuals — will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders.
GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support Number +1 (855) 300-8358
When I am thinking about using a cryptocurrency exchange for the first time, one of the most important things I look for is what customer support is available. If a thing goes wrong, I want to know that I can receive fast and efficient help, which is why I have decided to cover it in my GDAX review! Customer support at GDAX is one of the best in the industry! Firstly, the GDAX customer service team can be reached by telephone. This service is available Monday-Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M (Pacific Time). If you need to contact the team outside of these hours, you can send them an email 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also contact GDAX on various social media channels such as Twitter. If you decide to go this route, just be sure that you don’t post any sensitive account details! The only negative aspect to the GDAX customer service team is that they don’t have a live chat facility. However overall, if you have any issues with your account, the GDAX team are usually very quick to respond!
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GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358 $%^&
GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows people to buy, sell and trade a range of digital coins. Launched in 2016, GDAX stands for Global Digital Asset Exchange. The people that created GDAX are part of the same company that runs Coinbase, which is now one of the largest exchange brokers in the world!
Essentially, the platform is a middleman between buyers and sellers and in return — GDAX makes their money by charging transaction fees. For example, if John wants to buy some Bitcoin and Jenny wants to sell, they are both matched by the GDAX exchange!
The founders wanted to provide their 13 million Coinbase users with a more advanced trading platform. The reason for this is that Coinbase only allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, GDAX allows you to trade them in real-time, using a variety of different trading tools.
Although GDAX is looking to target the more experienced trader, it is still possible to use real-world payment methods such as a bank account to deposit and withdraw funds!
The great thing is that if you have a Coinbase account, you automatically have a GDAX account too! All you need to do is enter the same log in details that you use at Coinbase!
So now that you know what is GDAX is and how they got started, the next part of my GDAX review is going to talk about their recent rebranding to Coinbase Pro!
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
How do I access GDAX?​To sign up and create your account with GDAX, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.gdax.com.
  2. Select “Create Account”.
  3. Complete the sign up form, then click “Create an account”.
  4. Click the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. After verifying your email address, you will be asked to provide a phone number.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
Is there a GDAX app?
Coinbase (finally) launches mobile app for pro traders. Coinbase Pro is now available for iOS. Android version is coming soon. ... (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015
Is GDAX still free?
As of now, GDAX sets maker fees at 0%. Taker fees can range from 0.1% to 0.3% depending upon the customer's trading volume for the previous 30 days. Further, cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals can be done for free, and there are no fees for either maintaining a GDAX account or for holding funds in an account.
GDAX is now Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing that GDAX — our professional trading platform for individuals — will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support
When I am thinking about using a cryptocurrency exchange for the first time, one of the most important things I look for is what customer support is available. If a thing goes wrong, I want to know that I can receive fast and efficient help, which is why I have decided to cover it in my GDAX review!
Customer support at GDAX is one of the best in the industry! Firstly, the GDAX customer service team can be reached by telephone. This service is available Monday-Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M (Pacific Time).
If you need to contact the team outside of these hours, you can send them an email 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also contact GDAX on various social media channels such as Twitter. If you decide to go this route, just be sure that you don’t post any sensitive account details!
The only negative aspect to the GDAX customer service team is that they don’t have a live chat facility. However overall, if you have any issues with your account, the GDAX team are usually very quick to respond!
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GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358 $%^&
GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows people to buy, sell and trade a range of digital coins. Launched in 2016, GDAX stands for Global Digital Asset Exchange. The people that created GDAX are part of the same company that runs Coinbase, which is now one of the largest exchange brokers in the world!
Essentially, the platform is a middleman between buyers and sellers and in return — GDAX makes their money by charging transaction fees. For example, if John wants to buy some Bitcoin and Jenny wants to sell, they are both matched by the GDAX exchange!
The founders wanted to provide their 13 million Coinbase users with a more advanced trading platform. The reason for this is that Coinbase only allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, GDAX allows you to trade them in real-time, using a variety of different trading tools.
Although GDAX is looking to target the more experienced trader, it is still possible to use real-world payment methods such as a bank account to deposit and withdraw funds!
The great thing is that if you have a Coinbase account, you automatically have a GDAX account too! All you need to do is enter the same log in details that you use at Coinbase!
So now that you know what is GDAX is and how they got started, the next part of my GDAX review is going to talk about their recent rebranding to Coinbase Pro!
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
How do I access GDAX?​To sign up and create your account with GDAX, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.gdax.com.
  2. Select “Create Account”.
  3. Complete the sign up form, then click “Create an account”.
  4. Click the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. After verifying your email address, you will be asked to provide a phone number.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
Is there a GDAX app?
Coinbase (finally) launches mobile app for pro traders. Coinbase Pro is now available for iOS. Android version is coming soon. ... (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015
Is GDAX still free?
As of now, GDAX sets maker fees at 0%. Taker fees can range from 0.1% to 0.3% depending upon the customer's trading volume for the previous 30 days. Further, cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals can be done for free, and there are no fees for either maintaining a GDAX account or for holding funds in an account.
GDAX is now Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing that GDAX — our professional trading platform for individuals — will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support
When I am thinking about using a cryptocurrency exchange for the first time, one of the most important things I look for is what customer support is available. If a thing goes wrong, I want to know that I can receive fast and efficient help, which is why I have decided to cover it in my GDAX review!
Customer support at GDAX is one of the best in the industry! Firstly, the GDAX customer service team can be reached by telephone. This service is available Monday-Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M (Pacific Time).
If you need to contact the team outside of these hours, you can send them an email 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also contact GDAX on various social media channels such as Twitter. If you decide to go this route, just be sure that you don’t post any sensitive account details!
The only negative aspect to the GDAX customer service team is that they don’t have a live chat facility. However overall, if you have any issues with your account, the GDAX team are usually very quick to respond!
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GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358 $%^&
GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows people to buy, sell and trade a range of digital coins. Launched in 2016, GDAX stands for Global Digital Asset Exchange. The people that created GDAX are part of the same company that runs Coinbase, which is now one of the largest exchange brokers in the world!
Essentially, the platform is a middleman between buyers and sellers and in return — GDAX makes their money by charging transaction fees. For example, if John wants to buy some Bitcoin and Jenny wants to sell, they are both matched by the GDAX exchange!
The founders wanted to provide their 13 million Coinbase users with a more advanced trading platform. The reason for this is that Coinbase only allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, GDAX allows you to trade them in real-time, using a variety of different trading tools.
Although GDAX is looking to target the more experienced trader, it is still possible to use real-world payment methods such as a bank account to deposit and withdraw funds!
The great thing is that if you have a Coinbase account, you automatically have a GDAX account too! All you need to do is enter the same log in details that you use at Coinbase!
So now that you know what is GDAX is and how they got started, the next part of my GDAX review is going to talk about their recent rebranding to Coinbase Pro!
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
How do I access GDAX?​To sign up and create your account with GDAX, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.gdax.com.
  2. Select “Create Account”.
  3. Complete the sign up form, then click “Create an account”.
  4. Click the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. After verifying your email address, you will be asked to provide a phone number.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
Is there a GDAX app?
Coinbase (finally) launches mobile app for pro traders. Coinbase Pro is now available for iOS. Android version is coming soon. ... (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015
Is GDAX still free?
As of now, GDAX sets maker fees at 0%. Taker fees can range from 0.1% to 0.3% depending upon the customer's trading volume for the previous 30 days. Further, cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals can be done for free, and there are no fees for either maintaining a GDAX account or for holding funds in an account.
GDAX is now Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing that GDAX — our professional trading platform for individuals — will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support
When I am thinking about using a cryptocurrency exchange for the first time, one of the most important things I look for is what customer support is available. If a thing goes wrong, I want to know that I can receive fast and efficient help, which is why I have decided to cover it in my GDAX review!
Customer support at GDAX is one of the best in the industry! Firstly, the GDAX customer service team can be reached by telephone. This service is available Monday-Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M (Pacific Time).
If you need to contact the team outside of these hours, you can send them an email 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also contact GDAX on various social media channels such as Twitter. If you decide to go this route, just be sure that you don’t post any sensitive account details!
The only negative aspect to the GDAX customer service team is that they don’t have a live chat facility. However overall, if you have any issues with your account, the GDAX team are usually very quick to respond!
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GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358 $%^&
GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows people to buy, sell and trade a range of digital coins. Launched in 2016, GDAX stands for Global Digital Asset Exchange. The people that created GDAX are part of the same company that runs Coinbase, which is now one of the largest exchange brokers in the world!
Essentially, the platform is a middleman between buyers and sellers and in return — GDAX makes their money by charging transaction fees. For example, if John wants to buy some Bitcoin and Jenny wants to sell, they are both matched by the GDAX exchange!
The founders wanted to provide their 13 million Coinbase users with a more advanced trading platform. The reason for this is that Coinbase only allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, GDAX allows you to trade them in real-time, using a variety of different trading tools.
Although GDAX is looking to target the more experienced trader, it is still possible to use real-world payment methods such as a bank account to deposit and withdraw funds!
The great thing is that if you have a Coinbase account, you automatically have a GDAX account too! All you need to do is enter the same log in details that you use at Coinbase!
So now that you know what is GDAX is and how they got started, the next part of my GDAX review is going to talk about their recent rebranding to Coinbase Pro!
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
How do I access GDAX?​To sign up and create your account with GDAX, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.gdax.com.
  2. Select “Create Account”.
  3. Complete the sign up form, then click “Create an account”.
  4. Click the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. After verifying your email address, you will be asked to provide a phone number.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
Is there a GDAX app?
Coinbase (finally) launches mobile app for pro traders. Coinbase Pro is now available for iOS. Android version is coming soon. ... (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015
Is GDAX still free?
As of now, GDAX sets maker fees at 0%. Taker fees can range from 0.1% to 0.3% depending upon the customer's trading volume for the previous 30 days. Further, cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals can be done for free, and there are no fees for either maintaining a GDAX account or for holding funds in an account.
GDAX is now Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing that GDAX — our professional trading platform for individuals — will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support
When I am thinking about using a cryptocurrency exchange for the first time, one of the most important things I look for is what customer support is available. If a thing goes wrong, I want to know that I can receive fast and efficient help, which is why I have decided to cover it in my GDAX review!
Customer support at GDAX is one of the best in the industry! Firstly, the GDAX customer service team can be reached by telephone. This service is available Monday-Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M (Pacific Time).
If you need to contact the team outside of these hours, you can send them an email 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also contact GDAX on various social media channels such as Twitter. If you decide to go this route, just be sure that you don’t post any sensitive account details!
The only negative aspect to the GDAX customer service team is that they don’t have a live chat facility. However overall, if you have any issues with your account, the GDAX team are usually very quick to respond!
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GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358 $%^&
GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows people to buy, sell and trade a range of digital coins. Launched in 2016, GDAX stands for Global Digital Asset Exchange. The people that created GDAX are part of the same company that runs Coinbase, which is now one of the largest exchange brokers in the world!
Essentially, the platform is a middleman between buyers and sellers and in return — GDAX makes their money by charging transaction fees. For example, if John wants to buy some Bitcoin and Jenny wants to sell, they are both matched by the GDAX exchange!
The founders wanted to provide their 13 million Coinbase users with a more advanced trading platform. The reason for this is that Coinbase only allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, GDAX allows you to trade them in real-time, using a variety of different trading tools.
Although GDAX is looking to target the more experienced trader, it is still possible to use real-world payment methods such as a bank account to deposit and withdraw funds!
The great thing is that if you have a Coinbase account, you automatically have a GDAX account too! All you need to do is enter the same log in details that you use at Coinbase!
So now that you know what is GDAX is and how they got started, the next part of my GDAX review is going to talk about their recent rebranding to Coinbase Pro!
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
How do I access GDAX?​To sign up and create your account with GDAX, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.gdax.com.
  2. Select “Create Account”.
  3. Complete the sign up form, then click “Create an account”.
  4. Click the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. After verifying your email address, you will be asked to provide a phone number.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
Is there a GDAX app?
Coinbase (finally) launches mobile app for pro traders. Coinbase Pro is now available for iOS. Android version is coming soon. ... (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015
Is GDAX still free?
As of now, GDAX sets maker fees at 0%. Taker fees can range from 0.1% to 0.3% depending upon the customer's trading volume for the previous 30 days. Further, cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals can be done for free, and there are no fees for either maintaining a GDAX account or for holding funds in an account.
GDAX is now Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing that GDAX — our professional trading platform for individuals — will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support
When I am thinking about using a cryptocurrency exchange for the first time, one of the most important things I look for is what customer support is available. If a thing goes wrong, I want to know that I can receive fast and efficient help, which is why I have decided to cover it in my GDAX review!
Customer support at GDAX is one of the best in the industry! Firstly, the GDAX customer service team can be reached by telephone. This service is available Monday-Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M (Pacific Time).
If you need to contact the team outside of these hours, you can send them an email 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also contact GDAX on various social media channels such as Twitter. If you decide to go this route, just be sure that you don’t post any sensitive account details!
The only negative aspect to the GDAX customer service team is that they don’t have a live chat facility. However overall, if you have any issues with your account, the GDAX team are usually very quick to respond!
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GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358 $%^&
GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows people to buy, sell and trade a range of digital coins. Launched in 2016, GDAX stands for Global Digital Asset Exchange. The people that created GDAX are part of the same company that runs Coinbase, which is now one of the largest exchange brokers in the world!
Essentially, the platform is a middleman between buyers and sellers and in return — GDAX makes their money by charging transaction fees. For example, if John wants to buy some Bitcoin and Jenny wants to sell, they are both matched by the GDAX exchange!
The founders wanted to provide their 13 million Coinbase users with a more advanced trading platform. The reason for this is that Coinbase only allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, GDAX allows you to trade them in real-time, using a variety of different trading tools.
Although GDAX is looking to target the more experienced trader, it is still possible to use real-world payment methods such as a bank account to deposit and withdraw funds!
The great thing is that if you have a Coinbase account, you automatically have a GDAX account too! All you need to do is enter the same log in details that you use at Coinbase!
So now that you know what is GDAX is and how they got started, the next part of my GDAX review is going to talk about their recent rebranding to Coinbase Pro!
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
How do I access GDAX?​To sign up and create your account with GDAX, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.gdax.com.
  2. Select “Create Account”.
  3. Complete the sign up form, then click “Create an account”.
  4. Click the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. After verifying your email address, you will be asked to provide a phone number.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
Is there a GDAX app?
Coinbase (finally) launches mobile app for pro traders. Coinbase Pro is now available for iOS. Android version is coming soon. ... (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015
Is GDAX still free?
As of now, GDAX sets maker fees at 0%. Taker fees can range from 0.1% to 0.3% depending upon the customer's trading volume for the previous 30 days. Further, cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals can be done for free, and there are no fees for either maintaining a GDAX account or for holding funds in an account.
GDAX is now Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing that GDAX — our professional trading platform for individuals — will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support
When I am thinking about using a cryptocurrency exchange for the first time, one of the most important things I look for is what customer support is available. If a thing goes wrong, I want to know that I can receive fast and efficient help, which is why I have decided to cover it in my GDAX review!
Customer support at GDAX is one of the best in the industry! Firstly, the GDAX customer service team can be reached by telephone. This service is available Monday-Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M (Pacific Time).
If you need to contact the team outside of these hours, you can send them an email 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also contact GDAX on various social media channels such as Twitter. If you decide to go this route, just be sure that you don’t post any sensitive account details!
The only negative aspect to the GDAX customer service team is that they don’t have a live chat facility. However overall, if you have any issues with your account, the GDAX team are usually very quick to respond!
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GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358 $%^&

GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358 $%^&
GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows people to buy, sell and trade a range of digital coins. Launched in 2016, GDAX stands for Global Digital Asset Exchange. The people that created GDAX are part of the same company that runs Coinbase, which is now one of the largest exchange brokers in the world!
Essentially, the platform is a middleman between buyers and sellers and in return — GDAX makes their money by charging transaction fees. For example, if John wants to buy some Bitcoin and Jenny wants to sell, they are both matched by the GDAX exchange!
The founders wanted to provide their 13 million Coinbase users with a more advanced trading platform. The reason for this is that Coinbase only allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, GDAX allows you to trade them in real-time, using a variety of different trading tools.
Although GDAX is looking to target the more experienced trader, it is still possible to use real-world payment methods such as a bank account to deposit and withdraw funds!
The great thing is that if you have a Coinbase account, you automatically have a GDAX account too! All you need to do is enter the same log in details that you use at Coinbase!
So now that you know what is GDAX is and how they got started, the next part of my GDAX review is going to talk about their recent rebranding to Coinbase Pro!
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
How do I access GDAX?​To sign up and create your account with GDAX, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.gdax.com.
  2. Select “Create Account”.
  3. Complete the sign up form, then click “Create an account”.
  4. Click the verification link sent to your email address.
  5. After verifying your email address, you will be asked to provide a phone number.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
Is there a GDAX app?
Coinbase (finally) launches mobile app for pro traders. Coinbase Pro is now available for iOS. Android version is coming soon. ... (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015
Is GDAX still free?
As of now, GDAX sets maker fees at 0%. Taker fees can range from 0.1% to 0.3% depending upon the customer's trading volume for the previous 30 days. Further, cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals can be done for free, and there are no fees for either maintaining a GDAX account or for holding funds in an account.
GDAX is now Coinbase Pro. Today we're announcing that GDAX — our professional trading platform for individuals — will evolve to become Coinbase Pro. Since launching in 2015, GDAX has built liquidity and stability in the space and also helped us understand the needs of active crypto traders.
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Support Number +1 855 300-8358
GDAX Customer Support
When I am thinking about using a cryptocurrency exchange for the first time, one of the most important things I look for is what customer support is available. If a thing goes wrong, I want to know that I can receive fast and efficient help, which is why I have decided to cover it in my GDAX review!
Customer support at GDAX is one of the best in the industry! Firstly, the GDAX customer service team can be reached by telephone. This service is available Monday-Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M (Pacific Time).
If you need to contact the team outside of these hours, you can send them an email 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can also contact GDAX on various social media channels such as Twitter. If you decide to go this route, just be sure that you don’t post any sensitive account details!
The only negative aspect to the GDAX customer service team is that they don’t have a live chat facility. However overall, if you have any issues with your account, the GDAX team are usually very quick to respond!
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This is the story about 2015 in Bitcoin. biggest Bitcoin transaction that ever hit the blockchain. reporting regarding the digital currency bitcoin.” 80% of Bitcoin Trading Volume The Bitcoin exchange rate and its transaction volume shown in the upper panel in Fig. 5 exhibit that declines in the Bitcoin transaction volume often occurred along with depreciations of Bitcoin. According to Jermann (2018) 's argument, significant technological obstacles or regulatory measures which affect adoption of Bitcoin will trigger a The CoinDesk 20 provides real-time prices, news, videos and educational content on the digital assets moving the crypto market, from BTC to TRX. Transaction volume moves off the Bitcoin blockchain into side chains or permissioned chains. The challenge that governance poses for Bitcoin was evident in 2015, when one question roiled and Bitcoin Daily Transaction Value Is Set to Fall Below Tether’s By . Olga Kharif, Tether, the dominant stablecoin, has also been the most controversial since its debut in 2015. The entities

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen a drastic decline in exchange traded volume, transaction volume and overall interest in both traditional and social media. Oct 1, 2015 - BitStamp is one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the world by trading volume. This company is based in Slovenia and was named the Best ... Bitcoin is the most popular ... Published on Jun 23, 2015. A block chain is a transaction database shared by all nodes participating in a system based on the Bitcoin protocol. A full copy of a currency's block chain contains ... Bitcoin - Transaction block chains by Khan Academy. 11:25. Bitcoin - Transaction records ... Last updated on Sep 21, 2015; Play all Share. Loading... Save. Sign in to YouTube. Sign in. Published on Jun 5, 2015 Tick by tick list (time and sales data) - The tick by tick list shows a list of transactions for a given day with time, price and volume data. ProRealTime is online ...

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