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MCS | What is Leverage in Bitcoin Margin Trading?

MCS | What is Leverage in Bitcoin Margin Trading?
*This post has been written by Hedgehog, an MCS influencer and one of Korea's famous cryptocurrency key opinion leaders.
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Greetings from MCS, the derivatives trading platform where traders ALWAYS come first.

If you are a bitcoin trader, you have probably heard of bitcoin leverage trading at least once. I think leverage is a very important function in bitcoin margin trading, along with short selling. What does leverage mean here?

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The Definition of Leverage

Leverage comes from leveraging, and we all know what a lever does unless you fell asleep in middle school. The lever principle consists of force, the perpendicular distance from the pivot, moment, and more... Actually, I forgot all about the concept of the lever principle. ;)
A simple explanation of the lever principle is the force multiplication using a small force to lift large objects. Scissors and bottle openers that we often use in everyday life are all using the principle of the lever. The leverage in Bitcoin margin trading can also be understood as a function that gives the effect of a large investment with a small investment.
Leverage is also commonly used in real estate transactions. When one's capital is $1 million and wants to purchase a $2 million building, borrowing $1 million from a bank or other financial institution and purchasing the building is also included in the concept of leverage. By applying this concept directly into the leverage on bitcoin margin trading, which will be explained below, one can purchase a $2 million building with a capital of $1 million, doubling the leverage.
The maximum leverage available for each cryptocurrency derivatives exchange varies slightly. You can use up to 100x leverage on the MCS Bitcoin derivatives exchange. This means that I can trade using up to 100x leverage, which means I can invest up to 100x of my capital.
When making a general Bitcoin transaction, if my capital is $500, the maximum number of Bitcoins that I can be purchased is only $500 worth of Bitcoins. However, on the MCS Bitcoin derivatives exchange, if my capital is $500 and uses 100 times leverage, I can trade with $50K worth of Bitcoins.

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The profit and loss rate when trading with and without leverage is the difference between heaven and earth. Assuming that the Bitcoin price has doubled after purchasing, if you invested $500 without using leverage, you will make a profit of $500 and your last asset balance will be $1K. On the other hand, if you used 100 times the leverage and invested $500, the actual transaction will be $50K worth of Bitcoin, so your profit will be $50K, and my final asset will be $50.5K. As you may have noticed, you can earn as much profit as the leverage used. Thus, although my capital may be limited, by using leverage on the MCS Bitcoin derivatives exchange, I can realize an unbelievable return on my capital.

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Since I am telling you about leverage, I would like to introduce to the MCS traders who actually realized financial freedom through Bitcoin margin trading at the end of 2017. BJ Wedorm, a legend amongst Korean margin traders, started investing in Bitcoin with $4K and "retired" after a year of trading with a fortune of $10 billion. He who was born in 1996-1997 traded on BitMEX using leverage to triumph the financial freedom we all dream of.

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💡 "Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance." - Lyndon B. Johnson
In Bitcoin margin trading, leverage is a means of trading large investment funds with small capital. Leverage trading is a typical high-risk high-return, a double-edged sword that can be beneficial or harmed to you depending on how you use it. I wish all MCS traders to realize financial freedom by wisely using this leverage, a key element of Bitcoin margin trading, along with short selling.

I am a Bitcoin margin trader, Hedgehog. Thank you for reading this post.
\Trading with leverage is clearly a way to earn a large return; however, it is highly risky. Before trading with leverage, I strongly recommend that you fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of leveraged trading.*

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MCS | 100% Profitable Bitcoin Trading Method

MCS | 100% Profitable Bitcoin Trading Method
\This post has been written by Hedgehog, an MCS influencer and one of Korea's famous cryptocurrency key opinion leaders.*

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#Be_a_Trader!
Greetings from MCS, the derivatives trading platform where traders ALWAYS come first.

Cryptocurrency traders are realizing valuable profits through intense trading in their own way. The strategy I am going to share with you is not complicated and may not be the best strategy, but it is a way to trade Bitcoin that is 100% profitable.

🎯 What are Funding Fees?


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If you want to trade in bitcoin with 100% profitability, you must first understand the concept of funding fees of perpetual contracts. Due to the nature of Bitcoin perpetual contracts, as it it is a futures product with no expiration date, the gap between the spot price and contract price is closely maintained through funding fees. In simple terms, the funding fee is paid or received once every 8 hours each day to prevent the price of the MCS BTC/USDT perpetual contracts from diverging excessively from the spot price by that can occur due to higher demands in shorts or longs.
For more details regarding funding fees, please find the helpful links below.
Funding Overview : https://help.mycoinstory.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041059811-Funding-Overview

🎯 Bitcoin Trading Strategy with 100% Profitability


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Once MCS traders have a complete understanding of funding fees, you can start trading Bitcoin with 100% profit. This trading strategy is called the 1x Short Strategy. Due to the nature of the Bitcoin perpetual contract inverse product, if I take a 1x short position, my bitcoin quantity will vary depending on the bitcoin price, but strangely my assets will remain constant. In this situation, if you receive funding fees, you will continue to accumulate huge interest.
If you are new to the 1x short strategy, you may have not resonated with the details above. I will now explain the details one by one below.

👉 How Can My Assets Be The Same When The Bitcoin Quantity Fluctuates?


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The above chart is a shows the BTC profit and loss when entering the 1x short position with 1 BTC at 10,000 dollars (blue line) and holding 1 BTC as it is (red line). When 1 BTC is held as it is, the amount of BTC does not change depending on the price change. However, if I took a 1x short position with 1 BTC for 10,000 dollars, my BTC profit or loss will fluctuate as shown in the in the blue line according to the change in BTC price. You don't have to worry too much if a 1x short position generates BTC profit or loss. Let's look at the chart below.

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In the chart above, the blue line is a position of 1x short with 1 BTC at 10,000 dollars, and the red line is just holding 1 BTC. In this chart, you can see how the value of the asset changes according to the price change. In a glance, you can see that the value of 1 BTC changes according to the price changes. Surprisingly, the blue 1x short position line stays stable in value.
I believe that the more experienced MCS traders realized why the value of the 1x short remained constant. However if you encountered this for the first time, it may be a little difficult to understand. For everyone who did not completely understand, I will explain the 1x short strategy with an example.
💡 Example:
Suppose Hedgehog has 1 BTC in his MCS account and the current BTC price is $10,000. Hedgehog entered 10,000 short contracts with 1x leverage at $10,000 using 1 BTC as margin. Then this can be organized as follows.
Hedgehog's Original Capital = 1BTC Hedgehog's Original Fiat Capital = $10,000
Over time, the price of Bitcoin has reached $15,000. Many traders believe that for a short position, if the price increases, there will be a loss. However there is an exception for 1x short positions. Hedgehog's BTC quantity and asset value can be summarized as follows.
Short Position PNL Equation = (1/Average Closing Price - 1/Average Entry Price) * Quantity
As time has passed, the Bitcoin price is assumed to be $15,000, so the average end price = $15,000
Since Hedgehog entered 10,000 short contracts at $10,000 with 1x leverage, average entry price = $10,000, contract quantity = 10,000 contracts
If substituted, (1/15000 - 1/10000) * 10000 = -0.33333333BTC Hedgehog's loss in BTC is -0.33333333 BTC.
Hedgehog's current BTC Holdings = 1BTC - 0.33333333BTC = 0.66666667BTC
Hedgehog's Asset Value = 0.66666667BTC * $15,000 = $10,000.00005
Wait What‼️ Although the amount of BTC decreased, the price of bitcoin increased by the amount of lost BTC, and the asset value of Hedgehog remained the same.‼️
It is the same in the scenario when the bitcoin price falls. In the case of a 1x short position, if the bitcoin price falls, the amount of BTC increases accordingly, but the bitcoin price decreases, so the asset value of Hedgehog remains at about $10,000. Do you now understand how the 1x short strategy freezes the asset value?
Let's move onto the 2nd question.

👉 But Receiving Funding Fees For Short Position Isn't Guaranteed

If you have clearly established the concept of Funding Fee, you may think "Funding isn't always paid by longs". Funding fees are in some cases paid by longs and some cases paid by shorts. However, if you look at the major cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges Bitmex, Bybit, and MCS, if 90 funding fees are settled per month, more than 95% of them are statistically paid by long positions.

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If you look at the two tables above, it shows the funding settlement history of BTC/USDT Perpetual Contracts on MCS. Since the first launch of MCS on June 15, the funding fee has been settled about 171 times. If you don't believe my words, you can check the MCS funding details directly through the link below.
MCS Funding Details : https://mycoinstory.com/contract/funding-history

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Some of the world's major banks already have zero interest rates, and many are heading towards zero interest. The Korean bank installments are also 3-4% per year at best, and if you do not pay installments for a long time, you will also have to pay taxes. So I started to take a 1x short installment at MCS. In addition, since the interest on the funding fee comes in every 8 hours, real-time compounding is also possible.

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In particular, if you look at the funding history on July 28th, you have received an interest of 0.22% in one day. To expand the timeframe, that would be 6.6% of interest for the entire month and 79.2% per year!!! 79.2% INTEREST!! Moreover, if you keep increasing your 1x short position with real-time compounding, this is a risk-free, unconditional way to trade Bitcoin.
Try risk-free trading after familiarizing yourself with the 1x short strategy.

I am a Bitcoin margin trader, Hedgehog. Thank you for reading this post.
\For convenience purposes, trading fees and withdrawal fees are not included in the example of 1x short strategy in this article. The captured image of is an account Hedgehog actually holds with the 1x short savings.*

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CMV: Exchanges are just casinos in disguise.

CMV: Exchanges are just casinos in disguise.
Here me out. Today's hottest platforms (e.g. Binance, BitMex, Robinhood...) are just casinos disguised as financial tools.
Nowadays, the biggest casinos on the block don’t offer Blackjack or Dice. Instead, they offer a host of features like 100x margin, options trading, and now yield farming.
I don't want to criticize innovative platforms, but rather, draw parallels between them and gambling sites (like our own EarnBet.io).
The average user understands the risks when they play a hand of Blackjack.The average user may not understand the risks when they open a 125x margin position on Binance (and most on this sub are probably more knowledgable than the average user I'm referring to).
Let's take a look at BitMex
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Arthur Hayes, a Citigroup and Deutsche Bank alumnus, has become a billionaire and one of the ultimate casino bosses by bringing BTC derivatives contracts and margin trading to the mainstream.
Woohoo, finally we can make massive bets with small amounts of collateral using 100x leverage.
Like most unregulated crypto exchanges offering complex financial products, BitMex has faced accusations of trading against their customers, weaponising server crashes, and profiting heavily from liquidations—accusations Hayes has denied of course.
If the house always wins, BitMex has straight-up built itself a mansion.
What about Binance Casino?
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Not to be outdone, Binance recently began offering 125x leverage, graciously even explaining why this extremely high-risk position could be more profitable than a boring 20x trade:
Don't you want an extra $1250, or nah?
Binance recently delisted FTX tokens (leveraged bull/bear assets) explaining that they were too confusing for users. Two weeks later, Binance released their own arguably more complex leveraged tokens.
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And now of course, Robinhood
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Even platforms with products outside of the cryptocurrency space, like Robinhood, have realized they can turn their stale retail investing apps into casinos, all without having to attain a gaming license.
Robinhood, which offers cryptocurrency investing, is super aware of the crypto-trader mindset. With an average user age of 31, Robinhood offers tempting gains from penny stocks, margin trading, and options.
"The gambling casinos are closed and the [Federal Reserve] is promising you free money for the next two years, so let them speculate. Let them buy and trade. From my experience, this kind of stuff will end in tears." - Leon Cooperman, billionaire investor
"It’s almost like being in Las Vegas. They want to maximize the emotional impact of seeing that number” - Dan Egan, MD of Behavioral Finance and Investing, Betterment
Various message boards recruit members to run stocks up in thin after-hours sessions. Now companies advertise on WallStreetBets and /biz/ to pump their stocks and undereducated young investors are often left holding the bag.
Conclusion
Most exchanges are basically just casinos, and the behavior of most retail investors is similar to gambling. Trading on margin against the massive institutions of the world (and front-running exchanges) probably gives you worse odds than playing Blackjack with us. Agree? Disagree?
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Amanpuri CEO ISAO FUJIWARA latest interview In March of 2020 part2

part1
https://www.reddit.com/usemimrama/comments/fqk82l/amanpuri_ceo_isao_fujiwara_latest_interview_in/
Doesn’t the dividend put pressure on management?
Kato: At AMANPURI, 5% of exchange earnings are returned to holders of AMAL tokens. Isn’t this putting pressure on management?
Fujiwara: That’s 5% as a figure to not put pressure on the management. It’s easy to tout high numbers to get users interested, but there’s no point in doing so. In fact, many of those exchanges, which they used to excuse various things, are already gone.
We hold a number of events for the enjoyment of our users, as well as dividends, but this too can’t be a management-crushing prize or content. No matter what happens, we will return the surplus funds to the users with a margin that will not affect the management.
So, while the numbers may be less impressive, it’s more reassuring than anywhere else. And I think you will be more satisfied than you ever imagined.
How do we siphon off input from the community?
Kato: It’s important to get feedback from the community, so what kind of measures does AMANPURI have in place to get feedback from the community?
Fujiwara:We don’t take any special measures, but the voices of AMAL holders and users reach the management directly. I believe that AMANPURI is a project that is relatively close to its operation and community members.
All of us members understand how important community is in the blockchain industry. In particular, the holders who have held AMAL since before AMANPURI opened are like shareholders.
However, it does not absorb all opinions. There are many different opinions, but we try not to bend our beliefs. In the end, we believe that this belief is in the best interest of the holder and the user.
If a user needs individual support, they can ask questions in the community and we can look it up and answer them right away. This support system is one of the things that we are always aware of.
Reasons for the delay in starting to offer leveraged trading
Kato: Currently, our leveraged trading offerings have been delayed from the original schedule. If you don’t mind, can you explain the situation?
Fujiwara:We will start offering leveraged trading on March 27, 2020. It was originally supposed to be available in January or February, but due to my selfishness it was postponed by about a month.
While it’s impossible to capture a large share of virtual currency users through physical trading alone, I don’t think we’re going to be able to encompass them right away just by opening up our leverage.
No matter how good an exchange is, it will take time for its usability and transparency to sink in.
We wanted to attract a sufficient number of active traders to open it from the very beginning, not to mention marketing it once we opened it. I was given a month as time to do so. As a result, the number of new accounts opened per day has been growing steadily.
For those of you who were looking forward to the start of leveraged trading in February, I’m sure I let you down a bit, but the March 27th start of leveraged trading should provide plenty of liquidity from the open and make you feel comfortable trading.
AMANPURI’s Roadmap
Kato: What is the roadmap for AMANPURI in the future? Please let us know what’s left before the full opening and if there are any new service additions planned.
Fujiwara: There are a lot of additional features from small to large, so please see the roadmap from the official website for details. In particular, we would like to see the addition of “MAM”, “MT5”, and “Forex stocks”.
Fujiwara:Most active traders and investors are familiar with MAM, but our MAM system is completely different from the MAM system offered in MT4/5 in terms of functionality and transparency. It will be a completely original MAM. It completely limits the risk and allows investors to manage their assets with peace of mind.
The addition of MT5 and forex stocks will simply increase the share of forex traders’ users. Forex currently has more users and a larger industry than cryptotrader. Our exchange will attract a lot of forex traders. We believe this will be the first time in the industry that you can use AMAL for foreign exchange commissions and get a discount on commissions.
We believe that we can provide the most profitable environment for scalpers and short-term traders anywhere. If you’re a currency trader, you may not be familiar with the idea of using tokens for commissions at first. But don’t worry. We have partners all over the world, so they will lecture you carefully and you will soon be talking about it.
A message to those who support you.
Kato: Finally, please give us a message to the people who support Amanpuri.
Fujiwara: We will open leveraged trading on March 27, 2020. Since our exchange is based on the BitMEX business model, the basic features that come with BitMEX are implemented in the same way. That’s why it’s a platform that’s readily accepted by those who are used to trading on BitMEX. It provides a very comfortable trading environment for active traders and botter.
We are an exchange that is based on BitMEX, and we have improved the confusing and difficult to use parts, added features that we wish we had, and improved the service. It is also designed to be easy to understand for those who are just starting out in trading. We invite you to join our community. At any time, you’ll have immediate support from our staff and unique members.
Our exchange is 100% A-book for both virtual currency and currency exchange. Equally and transparently at all times, we can continue to provide an environment that is comfortable for users to trade in.
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Who is using this scalping strategy on Bitmex?

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Margin trading and exchange manipulation

Context

Bitstamp:BTCUSD 5m
Bitcoin saw a huge price spike today of $1100+ within the span of 45 minutes. (One of) the biggest derivatives exchanges, Bitmex, saw as much as $0.6B of trading within the hour, with Bitfinex also seeing 38k Bitcoin (~$280M) trading in the same 1h period.
I've seen a lot of theories going around recently relating to exchange manipulation and stop loss/ liquidation hunting by exchanges and I think its best to look into how margin trading works and the issue with some of the claims, along with today's dramatic events.

Margin Trading and Derivatives Explained

As Bitcoin trading has developed, there have been more and more offerings of margin trading by exchanges, allowing people to borrow value to trade with, to amplify profits (or losses) before repaying the loan at a later date. Many traders use this to make different strategies more viable, such as scalping or swing trading. As well as its use for leverage, margin/ derivatives also allow shorting. This gives the opportunity to trade the decline of a market rather than having to sit in cash and wait. So how does it work?

Spot markets

In a spot market, the underlying assets that are going to be traded have to be borrowed during the trade and paid back (with interest) to the lender once the trade is closed. Exchanges such as Bitfinex manage this through a Peer to Peer lending system, where the loan is provided by other users on the platform.
The exchange has to ensure that the loan will always be paid back to the lender, as such, positions have a liquidation threshold. If the value of the traded asset were to swing too far against the trader, their account wouldn't have sufficient funds to be able to pay back the value of the loan. For this reason, we have an initial margin level and a maintenance margin level.
The initial margin limit (30% for Bitfinex) means that traders can't take on unreasonably large positions, so sudden market swings won't drive the account into negative value. The maintenance margin limit (15% for Bitfinex) is where the exchange will margin call (forcefully close) the position to avoid going into negative balance.
For example, if you were to take out a 3x leverage long on Bitcoin vs USD, your initial margin is 33%. Then, if Bitcoin were to drop 18% (33% - 15%) you would be margin called, forcefully closing the position to avoid further losses.
When a position is margin called, it's traded into the regular market to close the position. If you are long on Bitcoin vs USD, the position will be sold off to get back the USD needed to pay off the loan. In this case, there is no point at which the exchange is taking on your position, it is simply forcing you to close it into the market so you can pay off your loan to the lending user.

Derivatives markets

Derivatives markets, such as Bitmex, work slightly differently. The underlying asset being traded doesn't change hands to take on a position. Instead each side of the trade takes opposing sides of a futures contact. Derivatives are helpful as a trading tool, as you only need to have a fraction of the equity of a contract, rather than taking out a loan of the asset.
The normal rules of initial margin and maintenance margin still apply. But, instead of paying back a P2P loan, its to protect the exchange from negative balance. If an account balance became negative, there would be no way for the exchange to get back the difference ,since Bitmex is funded anonymously in Bitcoin. As such, it needs a good mechanism to avoid excessive losses.
Bitmex does differ from Bitfinex, as the exchange will take on the position during a margin call. This is part of their "liquidation engine", which then closes the position into the market. The maintenance balance of the position is also taken to offset the loss of the liquidation engine as it closes the position. Any profit/ loss is added to the "insurance fund".
This system is required on Bitmex due to the high leverage they offer to traders, meaning that their is a high probability a losing trade could result in a negative balance. Any negative balance is paid off by the insurance fund. The insurance fund is not a conspiracy for the exchange to take your money, it is a simple fact that the margin calling system will not always be able to close positions in time during large market swings, so needs a cushion to avoid negative balances.

Short squeeze and margin cascade

Now, onto today's series of events. Looking at the BTCUSD chart, the red line shows Bitfinex margin shorts and the green line shows margin longs. Prior to the spike to $8069, margin shorts were at record highs of almost 41k Bitcoin. Then, as the price shot up, the shorts were rapidly liquidated. Side note: I believe the margin data provided here is slightly delayed, as the raw data shows the cascading descent in margin shorts lining up better with the increase in price.
As the first shorts started to get liquidated, they were forced to buy into the market, driving up the price. This liquidated some more positions, forcing them to rapidly buy too, hitting the limit of yet more positions. This cascading effect shot the price into the sky as positions got forcefully closed. Margin shorts went from 39k Bitcoin at 11:30 (BST) to <29k Bitcoin at 12:30 (BST), over 10k Bitcoin in shorts closed within an hour.
People will try give many explanations for this overhang in shorts or the events leading up to the short squeeze. The squeeze was certainly a risk that I overlooked in my own trading, but I was fortunate enough not to have any open positions at the time. Short squeezes are a reality that people have to watch out for when trading any asset (although not often on this scale).

Manipulation and conspiracies

I'm hoping to address some of the issues I see in a post that's been going around a lot recently, which claimed that exchanges themselves were involved in stop-loss hunting to try to "extract a higher market fee" from traders when they get liquidated.
However, by definition, each trade has a market maker and a market taker, meaning that the exchange will get the same fee per volume either way (assuming no tiered fee structure), as one side will always be paying the taker fee. While there is a potential for an exchange be using margin calls as a means to increase their total trading volume, it seems like a rather roundabout method to try to extract relatively small value while potentially driving a way a significant portion of their clients. Surely an exchange would look to boost revenue through other means, such as new services and trading pairs before looking towards market manipulation on such a scale. Exchanges themselves also aren't brokers, they are the platform to allow different parties to trade, rather than being the market maker of each trade.
While stop-loss/ margin hunting does happen to a degree, it is unlikely that the exchanges themselves would stand to gain much from it. Instead, stop-loss hunting is an activity of institutions or "whales", who make a profit by accumulating a position at a lower price before pushing the market into a short squeeze and selling into the margin cascade. This requires an entity to be tactically building up an exposure before shifting the market in their favour.
While it isn't impossible that the operators of exchanges are involved in stop-loss hunting as part of a separate scheme, the exchange itself and its mechanisms of liquidation stands to make little profit on such action with the potential to drive away a lot of customers. It makes little sense for an exchange itself to be involved, as the financial incentives don't align.

My original blog post with nicer formatting

Disclaimer

I will do my best to give unbiased, objective analysis, but I can make no promises about my accuracy. All posts are based on my personal opinions and ideas and do not constitute professional financial investment advice.
Edit 13/04/18 01:15: Rewrote final few paragraphs as it appears I misinterpreted the original article.
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I Just want to clarify, If I go short on the perpetual swap with the total value of my non-margined account (1x), that is the same thing as just holding cash?

I just want to be sure I'm not being an idiot about this, as I keep going back and forth if I want to be in cash, or just let my bitMEX account value ride with bitcoins value. Any tips, suggestions are appreciated.
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A reasonable explanation of how Bitfinex and USDT work.

So I have been thinking about the Bitfinex/USDT thing quite a bit lately, and you can see from my post history that I am obviously not a fan of the current theories. I trade on BFX because it is just better than all the others. UI, margin trading, execution engine..all top of the game. So I have a vested interest in proving to myself that I am safe there.
My core problem with the other theories is why would bfx screw with their massive money machine? They make millions in fees every day. It would be beyond stupid to fuck with that.
TLDR: I just explained how BFX could legitimately work and never run out of money even without new USD inputs. I even explain legit uses of "fake USD" that don't screw anyone over and are sustainable.
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Daily spikes, now I know where they come from

Last week I asked if anyone know why we see spikes of several hundred USD in just a few minutes. Here is the original post: https://www.reddit.com/BitcoinMarkets/comments/9h8dx5/daily_spikes_up_and_down_where_do_they_come_from/

Last night I listened to a interview with Travis Kling a institutional investor who explains why we are seeing these spikes and many other things. It's one of the most important crypto-price related interviews I listened to so I really recommend it:
https://dailyhodl.com/2018/09/23/bitcoin-ethereum-ripple-and-xrp-hedge-fund-investor-rings-alarm-on-kiss-of-death-listings-and-fckery-trading/
In short: On bitmex you can short/long with leverage up to 100x. Institutional traders are able by polling the orderdepth and other data several times per second to use their tools to build up a picture of where orders will be margin called if the price moves a certain way. By having a image of this when the time is right all they need to do is push the price in a direction and a lot of long or shorts will get margin called and the price will make a significant move. They can trade that move since they can be 100% sure it will happen. If you are trading and don't use these kind of tools chances are pretty good you are losing your money to those using such tools.
I observed (from my original post) that this price behaviour didn't exist last year. But during the bear market this has become possible so we are seeing more and more of this.
I really recommend listing to the whole interview. There is some important information about ICOs as well which is super ugly.


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Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191103 (Market index 56 — Neutral state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191103 (Market index 56 — Neutral state)

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DAppTotal: Airdrop Of EIDOS Is A Disaster, Top Player May Profit Over Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Citing data by DAppTotal, ever since EIDOS launched the airdrop event, the number of its 24h active users has reached 1,260, that of its 24h transactions has surpassed 1.89 million, and its 24h trading volume has registered 1,770 EOS. Such popularity has never been seen in any other EOS DApps, according to DAppTotal. Blockchain security firm PeckShield revealed that the airdrop event of EIDOS led to the price surge of CPU, which means normal EOS transactions between users could fail and most of the users are not able to play with gaming DApps under a congested EOS network. As reported by CoinNess.com earlier, the current CPU price for 1 EOS is 0.0001 EOS. Two days ago, however, one could use 1 EOS to rent 3,600 EOS for 30 days. This indicates an increase of more than 16 times because of the EIDOS hype. DAppTotal researchers found that as of now, players have made 35.83 million transactions, containing 3.39 million EIDOS tokens, to the account ‘eidosonecoin,’ 95% of which had only 0.0001 EOS sent. If a user sold all of the EIDOS tokens at peak prices, his or her earnings could be more than tens of thousands of dollars. It is really harmful to the EOS ecosystem, said the researchers.
At Least 23k Emails Leaked By BitMEX, Claims Research Director At The Block Larry Cermak, Director of Research at The Block, tweeted, “I now have access to 23,000 emails that were leaked by BitMEX. Surprisingly, there is only one person that used a .gov email. There were 66 students/alumni that used .edu email. NYU dominates (7 people), followed by Berkley, and University of Michigan.” BitMEX has previously made a response to the leaked email address in its blog post, saying that in this instance, beyond email addresses, no other personal data or account information has been disclosed and no further emails have been sent. “The error which has caused this has been identified and fixed, ensuring our usual high standards of privacy are upheld,” the company claimed.
Chinese VC Firms Returning To Blockchain, $368M Raised In H1, 2019 By Blockchain Startups Chinese venture capital firms are taking another look at blockchain. After the 2018 crypto crash, up to 90 percent of blockchain-focused VCs left the market. Now, as China’s central government pushes for greater blockchain adoption, some are returning. During the first six months in 2019, Chinese blockchain startups raised $368 million via 71 funding deals, according to Chinese financial data tracker 01Caijing.
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This past week, there was a slow and steady decline in bitcoin below the $8,400 support against the US Dollar. Moreover, BTC price also traded below the $8,200 support area. Finally, it spiked below the $8,000 support, but remained well above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
A swing low was formed near $8,960 and the price recently started an upward move. There was a break above the $8,100 and $8,200 resistance levels to start a decent increase.
More importantly, there was a break above a key contracting triangle with resistance near $9,240 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. At the moment, the price is trading near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $10,584 high to $8,960 low.
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Encrypted project calendar(November 3, 2019)

Waltonchain (WTC): 03 November 2019 Premining Application End “Application for SMN & GMN $WTA pre-mining ends at 17:00 on Nov. 3 (UTC+8).”

Encrypted project calendar(November 4, 2019)

Stellar (XLM): 04 November 2019 Stellar Meridian Conf. Stellar Meridian conference from Nov 4–5 in Mexico City. Cappasity (CAPP): 04 November 2019 Lisbon Web Summit Lisbon Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from November 4–7. Aion (AION): 04 November 2019 CASCON x EVOKE 2019 CASCON x EVOKE 2019 from Nov 4–6 in Toronto. ThoreNext (THX): 04 November 2019 Migration/Swap Begins “4 Nov 2019 Migration/Swap/Issuance start Check Your email 1st Nov To facilitate a streamlined Process, we will use proprietary software…” Ocean Protocol (OCEAN): 04 November 2019 Blckchn for Science Party “Join us on Monday for bottles and (data) models at the official Blockchain for Science afterparty at @betahaus Factom (FCT): 04 November 2019 Grant Deadline “Have an idea you’ve been itching to build using #FactomProtocol? Apply for a grant (the deadline is November 4th):” Winding Tree (LIF): 04 November 2019 HackTravel London HackTravel London from November 4–6 in London.

Encrypted project calendar(November 5, 2019)

Nexus (NXS): 05 November 2019 Tritium Official Release “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the day Tritium changed Distributed Ledger. Yes, this is an official release date.” NEM (XEM): 05 November 2019 Innovation Forum — Kyiv NEM Foundation Council Member Anton Bosenko will be speaking in the upcoming International Innovation Forum in Kyiv on November 5, 2019. TomoChain (TOMO): 05 November 2019 TomoX Testnet “Mark your calendar as TomoX testnet will be live on Tuesday, Nov 5th!” aelf (ELF): 05 November 2019 Bug Bounty Program Ends On Oct 24th, 2019 aelf’s biggest bug bounty will launch with a large reward pool. The event will run for almost 2 weeks. ICON (ICX): 05 November 2019 Seoul Meetup “We are pleased to announce that the ICON x Steem DApp SEOUL MEETUP will be held in the ICON Lounge on November 5th.” Utrust (UTK): 05 November 2019 Lisbon Meetup “We’re hosting a meetup for anyone interested in blockchain & crypto adoption! Industry leaders like Cointelegraph, BetProtocol & others…” Siacoin (SC): 05 November 2019 Zurich Meetup “Join us Tuesday, Nov 5th in Zurich for a Sia meetup with CEO David, and devs Chris and PJ at @impacthubzurich.” OKB (OKB): 05 November 2019 Simulation USDT Futures “NEW LAUNCH: The much-awaited $USDT-Margined Futures Trading will soon be available on #OKEx… Simulation launching Nov 5”

Encrypted project calendar(November 6, 2019)

STEEM/Steem: The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th. KIM/Kimcoin: Kimcoin (KIM) Bitfinex will be online at KIM on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 (UTC). Nebulas (NAS): 06 November 2019 Burn Deadline “Be sure to read this announcement & burn your $NAT by November 6th, 3:00p.m. (UTC+8, Beijing time).” Power Ledger (POWR): 06 November 2019 Book Launch ATTN Perth Power Ledger community, we will be hosting renowned economist Ross Garnaut at our WA office for the launch of his latest book…

Encrypted project calendar(November 7, 2019)

XRP (XRP): 07 November 2019 Swell 2019 Ripple hosts Swell from November 7th — 8th in Singapore. BTC/Bitcoin: Malta The A.I. and Blockchain summit will be held in Malta from November 7th to 8th. Waves (WAVES): 07 November 2019 Joins Odyssey “#Waves is joining Odyssey… We’re kicking off on Nov. 7 at Polaris…” Komodo (KMD) and 1 other: 07 November 2019 Block Party Amsterdam Block Party Amsterdam in Amsterdam from 17:30–22:00. Horizen (ZEN): 07 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 8, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th. IOTX/IoTeX: IoTex (IOTX) will participate in the CES Expo on November 08 TOP (TOP): 08 November 2019 Mainnet Launch “So excited to announce that on November 8th, TOP Network will officially launch the mainnet…” OKB (OKB): 08 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Valencia “Meet us at our next OKEx Talks in Valencia on 8 Nov with speaker Gustavo Segovia @sepu85 who will look at the benefits of creating

Encrypted project calendar(November 9, 2019)

CENNZ/Centrality: Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland. HTMLCOIN (HTML): 09 November 2019 (or earlier) Mandatory Wallet Update Mandatory Wallet Update: there will be a soft fork on our blockchain. This update adds header signature verification on block 997,655.

Encrypted project calendar(November 11, 2019)

PAX/Paxos Standard: Paxos Standard (PAX) 2019 Singapore Financial Technology Festival will be held from November 11th to 15th, and Paxos Standard will attend the conference. Crypto.com Coin (CRO): and 3 others 11 November 2019 Capital Warm-up Party Capital Warm-up Party in Singapore. GoldCoin (GLC): 11 November 2019 Reverse Bitcoin Hardfork The GoldCoin (GLC) Team will be “Reverse Hard Forking” the Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain…” Horizen (ZEN): 11 November 2019 (or earlier) Horizen Giveaway — Nodes Horizen Giveaway — Win Free Node Hosting! Entries before November 11th.

Encrypted project calendar(November 12, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The CoinMarketCap Global Conference will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore from November 12th to 13th Binance Coin (BNB) and 7 others: 12 November 2019 CMC Global Conference “The first-ever CoinMarketCap large-scale event: A one-of-a-kind blockchain / crypto experience like you’ve never experienced before.” Aion (AION) and 17 others: 12 November 2019 The Capital The Capital conference from November 12–13 in Singapore. Loom Network (LOOM): 12 November 2019 Transfer Gateway Update “If you have a dapp that relies on the Transfer Gateway, follow the instructions below to make sure you’re prepared.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 13, 2019)

Fetch.ai (FET): 13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a @Fetch_ai #Cambridge #meetup on 13 November @pantonarms1.” Binance Coin (BNB) and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov. Centrality (CENNZ): 13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO @aaronmcdnz anything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).

Encrypted project calendar(November 14, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th. Binance Coin (BNB): and 4 others 14 November 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from November 14–15. Basic Attention Token (BAT): 14 November 2019 London Privacy Meetup “If you’re in London on Nov. 14th, don’t miss our privacy meetup! The Brave research team, our CPO @johnnyryan, as well as @UoE_EFI Horizen (ZEN): 14 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. IOTA (MIOTA): 14 November 2019 Berlin Meetup From Construction to Smart City: IOTA, Maschinenraum & Thinkt Digital will explain, using concrete use cases, how to gain real value from.. Dash (DASH): 14 November 2019 Q3 Summary Call “Dash Core Group Q3 2019 Summary Call — Thursday, 14 November 2019” NEO (NEO): 14 November 2019 NeoFest Singapore Meetup “Glad to have @Nicholas_Merten from DataDash as our host for #NeoFest Singapore meetup on 14th Nov!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 15, 2019)

TRON (TRX): 15 November 2019 Cross-chain Project “The #TRON cross-chain project will be available on Nov. 15th” Bluzelle (BLZ): 15 November 2019 (or earlier) CURIE Release CURIE release expected by early November 2019. Zebi (ZCO): 15 November 2019 ZEBI Token Swap Ends “… We will give 90 days to all the ERC 20 token holders to swap out their tokens into Zebi coins.” OKB (OKB): 15 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Vilnius “Join us for a meetup on 15 Nov (Fri) for our 1st ever Talks in Vilnius, Lithuania.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 16, 2019)

Bancor (BNT): and 2 others 16 November 2019 Crypto DeFiance-Singapore “Crypto DeFiance is a new global DeFi event embracing established innovators, financial market disruptors, DApp developers…” NEM (XEM): 16 November 2019 Developer’s Event “BLOCKCHAIN: Creation of Multifirma services” from 10:50 AM — 2 PM.

Encrypted project calendar(November 17, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 17 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Lagos Join us on 17 Nov for another OKEx Talks, discussing the “Life of a Crypto Trader”.

Encrypted project calendar(November 18, 2019)

Maker (MKR): 18 November 2019 MCD Launch “BIG changes to terminology are coming with the launch of MCD on Nov. 18th Say hello to Vaults, Dai, and Sai.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 19, 2019)

Lisk (LSK): 19 November 2019 Lisk.js “We are excited to announce liskjs2019 will take place on November 19th. This all day blockchain event will include…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 20, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 20 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Odessa Ukr “Join us in Odessa as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 21, 2019)

Cardano (ADA): and 2 others 21 November 2019 Meetup Netherlands (AMS) “This meetup is all about how to decentralize a blockchain, the problems and differences between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake…” Cappasity (CAPP): 21 November 2019 Virtuality Paris 2019 “Cappasity to demonstrate its solution for the interactive shopping experience at Virtuality Paris 2019.” Horizen (ZEN): 21 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. OKB (OKB): 21 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Johannesburg “Join us the largest city of South Africa — Johannesburg where we will host our OKEx Talks on the 21st Nov.” IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech. OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 22, 2019)

IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

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Elaborating on Datadash's 50k BTC Prediction: Why We Endorse the Call

As originally published via CoinLive
I am the Co-Founder at CoinLive. Prior to founding Coinlive.io, my area of expertise was inter-market analysis. I came across Datadash 50k BTC prediction this week, and I must take my hats off to what I believe is an excellent interpretation of the inter-connectivity of various markets.
At your own convenience, you can find a sample of Intermarket analysis I've written in the past before immersing myself into cryptos full-time.
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Inter-market analysis: Risk back in vogue, but for how long?
USD/JPY intermarket: Bulls need higher adj in 10-y US-JP spread
The purpose of this article is to dive deeper into the factors Datadash presents in his video and how they can help us draw certain conclusions about the potential flows of capital into crypto markets and the need that will exist for a BTC ETF.
Before I do so, as a brief explainer, let's touch on what exactly Intermarket analysis refers to:
Intermarket analysis is the global interconnectivity between equities, bonds, currencies, commodities, and any other asset class; Global markets are an ever-evolving discounting and constant valuation mechanism and by studying their interconnectivity, we are much better positioned to explain and elaborate on why certain moves occur, future directions and gain insights on potential misalignments that the market may not have picked up on yet or might be ignoring/manipulating.
While such interconnectivity has proven to be quite limiting when it comes to the value one can extract from analyzing traditional financial assets and the crypto market, Datadash has eloquently been able to build a hypothesis, which as an Intermarket analyst, I consider very valid, and that matches up my own views. Nicolas Merten constructs a scenario which leads him to believe that a Bitcoin ETF is coming. Let's explore this hypothesis.
I will attempt to summarize and provide further clarity on why the current events in traditional asset classes, as described by Datadash, will inevitably result in a Bitcoin ETF. Make no mistake, Datadash's call for Bitcoin at 50k by the end of 2018 will be well justified once a BTC ETF is approved. While the timing is the most challenging part t get right, the end result won't vary.
If one wishes to learn more about my personal views on why a BTC ETF is such a big deal, I encourage you to read my article from late March this year.
Don't Be Misled by Low Liquidity/Volume - Fundamentals Never Stronger
The first point Nicholas Merten makes is that despite depressed volume levels, the fundamentals are very sound. That, I must say, is a point I couldn't agree more. In fact, I recently wrote an article titled The Paradox: Bitcoin Keeps Selling as Intrinsic Value Set to Explode where I state "the latest developments in Bitcoin's technology makes it paradoxically an ever increasingly interesting investment proposition the cheaper it gets."
However, no article better defines where we stand in terms of fundamentals than the one I wrote back on May 15th titled Find Out Why Institutions Will Flood the Bitcoin Market, where I look at the ever-growing list of evidence that shows why a new type of investors, the institutional ones, looks set to enter the market in mass.
Nicholas believes that based on the supply of Bitcoin, the market capitalization can reach about $800b. He makes a case that with the fundamentals in bitcoin much stronger, it wouldn't be that hard to envision the market cap more than double from its most recent all-time high of more than $300b.
Interest Rates Set to Rise Further
First of all, one of the most immediate implications of higher rates is the increased difficulty to bear the costs by borrowers, which leads Nicholas to believe that banks the likes of Deutsche Bank will face a tough environment going forward. The CEO of the giant German lender has actually warned that second-quarter results would reflect a “revenue environment [that] remains challenging."
Nicholas refers to the historical chart of Eurodollar LIBOR rates as illustrated below to strengthen the case that interest rates are set to follow an upward trajectory in the years to come as Central Banks continue to normalize monetary policies after a decade since the global financial crisis. I'd say, that is a correct assumption, although one must take into account the Italian crisis to be aware that a delay in higher European rates is a real possibility now.
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Let's look at the following combinations: Fed Fund Rate Contract (green), German 2-year bond yields (black) and Italy's 10-year bond yield (blue) to help us clarify what's the outlook for interest rates both in Europe and the United States in the foreseeable future. The chart suggests that while the Federal Reserve remains on track to keep increasing interest rates at a gradual pace, there has been a sudden change in the outlook for European rates in the short-end of the curve.
While the European Central Bank is no longer endorsing proactive policies as part of its long-standing QE narrative, President Mario Draghi is still not ready to communicate an exit strategy to its unconventional stimulus program due to protectionism threats in the euro-area, with Italy the latest nightmare episode.
Until such major step is taken in the form of a formal QE conclusion, interest rates in the European Union will remain depressed; the latest drastic spike in Italy's benchmark bond yield to default levels is pre-emptive of lower rates for longer, an environment that on one hand may benefit the likes of Deutsche Bank on lower borrowing costs, but on the other hand, sets in motion a bigger headache as risk aversion is set to dominate financial markets, which leads to worse financial consequences such as loss of confidence and hence in equity valuations.
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Deutsche Bank - End of the Road?
Nicholas argues that as part of the re-restructuring process in Deutsche Bank, they will be facing a much more challenging environment as lending becomes more difficult on higher interest rates. At CoinLive, we still believe this to be a logical scenario to expect, even if a delay happens as the ECB tries to deal with the Italian political crisis which once again raises the question of whether or not Italy should be part of the EU. Reference to an article by Zerohedge is given, where it states:
"One day after the WSJ reported that the biggest German bank is set to "decimate" its workforce, firing 10,000 workers or one in ten, this morning Deutsche Bank confirmed plans to cut thousands of jobs as part of new CEO Christian Sewing's restructuring and cost-cutting effort. The German bank said its headcount would fall “well below” 90,000, from just over 97,000. But the biggest gut punch to employee morale is that the bank would reduce headcount in its equities sales and trading business by about 25%."
There is an undeniably ongoing phenomenon of a migration in job positions from traditional financial markets into blockchain, which as we have reported in the past, it appears to be a logical and rational step to be taken, especially in light of the new revenue streams the blockchain sector has to offer. Proof of that is the fact that Binance, a crypto exchange with around 200 employees and less than 1 year of operations has overcome Deutsche Bank, in total profits. What this communicates is that the opportunities to grow an institution’s revenue stream are formidable once they decide to integrate cryptocurrencies into their business models.
One can find an illustration of Deutsche Bank's free-fall in prices below:
![](https://coinlive.io/ckeditor_assets/pictures/946/content_2018-05-30_1052.png)
Nicholas takes notes of a chart in which one can clearly notice a worrying trend for Italian debt. "Just about every other major investor type has become a net seller (to the ECB) or a non-buyer of BTPs over the last couple of years. Said differently, for well over a year, the only marginal buyer of Italian bonds has been the ECB!", the team of Economists at Citi explained. One can find the article via ZeroHedge here.
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Equities & Housing to Suffer the Consequences
Nicholas notes that trillions of dollars need to exit these artificially-inflated equity markets. He even mentions a legendary investor such as George Soros, who has recently warned that the world could be on the brink of another devastating financial crisis, on lingering debt concerns in Europe and a strengthening US dollar, as a destabilizing factor for both the US's emerging- and developed-market rivals.
Ray Dalio, another legend in the investing world and Founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, "has ramped up its short positions in European equities in recent weeks, bringing their total value to an estimated $22 billion", MarketWatch reports.
Nicholas extracts a chart by John Del Vecchio at lmtr.com where it illustrates the ratio between stocks and commodities at the lowest in over 50 years.
As the author states:
"I like to look for extremes in the markets. Extremes often pinpoint areas where returns can be higher and risk lower than in other time periods. Take the relationship between commodities and stocks. The chart below shows that commodities haven not been cheaper than stocks in a generation. We often hear this time it is different” to justify what’s going on in the world. But, one thing that never changes is human nature. People push markets to extremes. Then they revert. "
![](https://coinlive.io/ckeditor_assets/pictures/954/content_2018-05-30_1459.png)
Bitcoin ETF the Holy Grail for a Cyclical Multi-Year Bull Run
It is precisely from this last chart above that leads Nicholas to believe we are on the verge of a resurgence in commodity prices. Not only that but amid the need of all this capital to exit stocks and to a certain extent risky bonds (Italian), a new commodity-based digital currency ETF based on Bitcoin will emerge in 2018.
The author of Datadash highlights the consideration to launching a Bitcoin ETF by the SEC. At CoinLive, our reporting of the subject can be found below:
"Back in April, it was reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put back on the table two Bitcoin ETF proposals, according to public documents. The agency is under formal proceedings to approve a rule change that would allow NYSE Arca to list two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) proposed by fund provider ProShares. The introduction of an ETF would make Bitcoin available to a much wider share of market participants, with the ability to directly buy the asset at the click of a button, essentially simplifying the current complexity that involves having to deal with all the cumbersome steps currently in place."
Nicholas refers to the support the Bitcoin ETF has been receiving by the Cboe president Chris Concannon, which is a major positive development. CoinLive reported on the story back in late March, noting that "a Bitcoin ETF will without a doubt open the floodgates to an enormous tsunami of fresh capital entering the space, which based on the latest hints by Concannon, the willingness to keep pushing for it remains unabated as the evolution of digital assets keeps its course."
It has been for quite some time CoinLive's conviction, now supported by no other than Nicholas Merten from Datadash, that over the next 6 months, markets will start factoring in the event of the year, that is, the approval of a Bitcoin ETF that will serve as a alternative vehicle to accommodate the massive flows of capital leaving some of the traditional asset classes. As Nicholas suggests, the SEC will have little choice but to provide alternative investments.
Bitcoin as a Hedge to Lower Portfolios' Volatility
Last but not least, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and the likes have an almost non-existent correlation to other traditional assets such as stocks, bonds, and commodities, which makes for a very attractive and broadly-applicable diversification strategy for the professional money as it reduces one’s portfolio volatility. The moment a Bitcoin ETF is confirmed, expect the non-correlation element of Bitcoin as a major driving force to attract further capital.
Anyone Can Be Wrong Datadash, But You Won't be Wrong Alone
Having analyzed the hypothesis by Nicholas Merten, at CoinLive we believe that the conclusion reached, that is, the creation of a Bitcoin ETF that will provide shelter to a tsunami of capital motivated by the diversification and store of value appeal of Bitcoin, is the next logical step. As per the timing of it, we also anticipate, as Nicholas notes, that it will most likely be subject to the price action in traditional assets. Should equities and credit markets hold steady, it may result in a potential delay, whereas disruption in the capital market may see the need for a BTC ETF accelerate. Either scenario, we will conclude with a quote we wrote back in March.
"It appears as though an ETF on Bitcoin is moving from a state of "If" to "When."
Datadash is certainly not alone on his 50k call. BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes appears to think along the same line.
On behalf of the CoinLive Team, we want to thank Nicholas Merten at Datadash for such enlightening insights.
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BitMax.io & Lambda Joint AMA

BitMax.io & Lambda Joint AMA
George Cao :Let’s welcome lambda team . Xiaoyang and Lucy
Lambda: Hello friends from BitMax ~~ I am Lucy Wang, Co-founder and CMO of Lambda. I am very happy to e-meet with you here and thx for George's invitation. I on behalf of Lambda wish all of you a merry Christmas and prosperous new year in 2019
George Cao: Great. I am a bit surprised to see a big volume day yesterday Christmas. Seems our users didn’t take a break even on holidays :)
Lambda: I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself first, I have over 14 years of progressive career development with global leading enterprise software / service organizations as well as VC-backed start-up ventures, including HP, Oracle, and SAP. Before Lambda I was CMO/GM at two enterprise SaaS start ups in China backed by top VCs.
And my partner Mr. He Xiaoyang, who is the founder of Lambda, he is a well-known expert in infrastructure and open source software in China. Prior to Lambda, he was the co-founder of OneAPM, a fast-growing infrastructure software focusing on ITOM (IT operation management) in China. OneAPM is known as the “New Relic or AppDynamics of China” and the company has received strong VC backing from Matrix Partners, Chengwei Capital, and Qiming Venture. Prior to his entrepreneur experiences, Mr. HE worked at BEA as a R&D software engineer. In addition, Mr. HE is also a blogger with strong following in China and some of his articles have been published by major media such as Forbes China, 36Kr, Sina, etc.
Lambda idea was born at the end of year 2017 and the product development started from the beginning of 2018. Now let me talk about Lambda idea and what we do
Lambda, is the leading decentralized infrastructure project providing secure, reliable, and infinitely scalable decentralized storage network that enables data storage, data integrity check, security verification, and marketplace for storage-related services on the Lambda Chain Consensus Network.
In recent years, there have been frequent data leakage problems in major Internet platforms at home and abroad, and even business giants such as Facebook and Marriott have not been spared. Returning the value of data to data owners is an inevitable trend in line with human pursuit of freedom. The block-chain technology with P2P features provides an opportunity for this, and this area will be highly valued by the industry in the next few years. Lambda is the only provider of block-chain storage infrastructure projects in China. It is sometimes referred as “File-coin of China”or “File-coin 2.0”.our vision is to return the value of data to the data owner, with this vision in mind, our mission is to promote the decentralization of the Internet, with the goal of creating a storage infrastructure for the next generation of block-chain.
After the Lambda project launch in early 2018, it has received strong support by well-known strategic and financial investors including Bitmain, Viking Capital, FBG Capital, Bluehills, Zhen Fund, FunCity Capital, Ceyuan Digital Fund, BlockVC, INBlockChain, DATA Foundation, Bitcoin World, Reflextion Capital, etc. To date, Lambda has received investment funding in excess of $10M.

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n all the existing decentralized storage projects that are aiming to give a solution to this problem worldwide, Lambda is the first ever to announce its LPDP ( Lambda Provable Data Possession )
George Cao: I see we share several investors in common, So 2019 q1-q2 will be a big milestone for lambda
Lambda: Provable Data Possession (PDP) and Proofs of Retrievability (POR) are critical to efficient decentralized data storage and its implementation, which is the essential difference between centralized network projects and real decentralized storage. Prior to Inter-planetary
File System (IPFS), Lambda launched its minimum viable product (MVP) of core functions in the third quarter of 2018, and has been continuously upgrading and optimizing this in block-chains in a multi-role environment.
File-coin is our main competitor, here is a chart shows the progress comparison FYI

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For those who have interest to know more about Lambda's technical innovations, they can be find in our keep updating FAQ document posted on Medium, and I copied her FYI
1.Innovatively designed the Validator role which provides verification service for storage proof and the Validator replaces storage miner as the full-time storage proof result verifier, this greatly improves the performance of the storage and retrieval system.
2.In response to the limitations of the PDP algorithm, Lambda innovatively created a consensus network on the block-chain and used the validators role to replace the "TPA" in the PDP algorithm.
3.Innovatively modified the PDP algorithm from synchronous to asynchronous communication, which greatly reduces the communication traffic for Challenge in the system. Use of chain data as a random seed for storage miners to issue Challenge themselves addresses the randomness of TPA challenges.
4.Innovatively upgraded the PDP algorithm from periodic verification to a verification set generated by the miners to submit the verification result at one time, and fully realize the Proof-Of-Space-Time verification.
on top of all the technical, Lambda creates a consensus network where data can be stored, storage space can be rented on the basis of a marketplace built on block-chain.
In the Marketplace, the transaction process is: storage miners pledge hard disk sectors to the consensus network, and place orders and sell their own storage space in the Marketplace; storage users initiate purchase requests, complete the matching of storage requests through the Marketplace, and store data in the space of the storage miners.
Different from other block-chain applications, Lambda is a storage mining project, we have miners mine on Lambda network. Earn LAMB tokens by contributing on the network, and users who have data storing requirements pay Lamb tokens to purchase services accordingly.
The price of Lamb token not only rely on the exchanges but also supported by our miners who are doing works on the network.
There are four roles in the Lambda mining network: storage miners (providers of storage space), verification miners (ensuring the integrity and security of data and packaging transactions), retrieval miners (providing download bandwidth), and users (storage buyers). 1024 verification miners promoted from storage miners constitute the Lambda-chain consensus network. So you will see three types of miners serve our users from all over the world.
The key milestones we are looking at is the launch of test-net, where miners can start mining and earn testing Lamb tokens, the date will be around end of Jan. 2019 and main network will go live in Q2, 2019, most likely in Apr.
Regarding our partnership, In the academic field, we have established a strategic partnership with Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), which is well known in China for its engineering and computer science research programs, to conduct research into centralized storage.
In the commercial field, Lambda has established a strategic collaboration with IOST, a well-known public blockchain project, and Perlin, a super computing platform, and started to conduct pilot projects for decentralized application (DAPP) companies such as DATA and BCV. Lambda also has close ties to many leading Internet data centers (IDCs) in China. They join the Lambda network as miners and take advantage of their surplus server capacity to engage in the Lambda network ecology.
Q: Will the rest of the code be open sourced? If so when ?
Lambda: we have released the codes of core function module, the test net codes will be released gradually in Jan. pls stay tuned with our official github
Q: What can Lamb tokens be used for?
Lambda: Lambs are tokens in the Lambda ecosystem, which are mainly used in the following scenarios:
A. Users of services in the Lambda ecosystem have to pay with Lambda tokens.
B. Providers of storage services in the system have to pledge a certain number of tokens.
C. Verification nodes in the system have to pledge a certain number of tokens.
D. Verification nodes can obtain a certain number of tokens as accounting rewards.
E. Storage nodes get a certain number of tokens based on their storage capacity and their service level agreements (SLAs).
F. Other roles in the Lambda ecosystem can also obtain a certain number of tokens based on their contributions.
Q: What more incentives does miner gets to mine or rent storage on Lambda?
Lambda: every miner stars from storage miner on Lambda network, they get paid by providing storage space, when their business getting bigger, system will select the top 1024 storage miners and promote them to validator, who will get block generation rewards from system.
Q: how are the 1024 miners selected? Doesn't this become more centralised?
Lambda: we did a survey to the Chinese miners, they mainly fall into two groups, either are waiting FileCoin to go live with purchased mining machine idle at home or they are doing hard drive or graphic cards mining, which has a high requirement to the hardware standard. To mine on Lambda, you need a mining machine ( computer ) that has big storage space ( because the bigger the higher probability you'll be promoted to be a validator ) and the connection to the internet
Q: How much is initial supply?
Lambda: Lambda did two rounds of fund raising, private investors have a lock up terms of 2+4+4 meaning the first 20% of tokens will only be released 2 months listing on exchange. so on the day one listing till 2 months there will be only around 0.5% initial circulation, and after 2 months, 5% in total. in addition to that, as we are recruiting miners to join our network, actually ppl have been in a situation where they can't wait to mine on our testnet. with the mining mechanism we have, miners need to buy Lamb token to get their mining work started, because a certain amount of pledge need to be made
Q: What partnership will lambda and bitmax have in the future?
Lambda: We value the way BitMax doing things and care about projects, we feel like we found the right exchange to be listed, in particular an initial listing. we will work with BitMax and do some joint campaigns to boost the community
George: We have great chemistry with lambda team.
Q: And are you still primary list in there, I heard the list was delay? Is it related to Huobi?
Lambda: you are right, it is related to Huobi, but one thing you can be assured of is that our initial listing on BitMax wont change, but most likely a joint listing with Huobi.
Q: what about the time of primary list?
Lambda: we will primarily list very soon, we are targeting end of this week, now we are in the middle of some technical integration with Huobi
George: We can assure everyone that our team will do our best to protect our investors and serve our listing projects. The promise does not change whether or not if we co-list with huobi.
Q: We get reward to mine ? Any incentive? For testnet
Lambda: Yes, you have two ways obtain Lamb tokens, buy from exchange and earn more from mining, but firstly you have to buy Lamb on BitMax haha. Are you asking the reward from testnet by mining on it? yes, you will get test Lamb token, and they can be redeemed to Lamb token with a ratio that will be specified shortly. on Lambda official website www.lambda.im, we have whitepaper, besides that we also have economic whitepaper to explain how the lambda economic system runs, on Dec. 28 we will launch our yellow paper where we will demonstrate the detailed technical realization and all the parameter setting for mining on Lambda
Q: What are the implications if a miners rig goes offline or they decide to stop?
Lambda: If miners rig goes off, they will not get the reward from the corresponding generated block, if they do cheating there will be punishment from the system, and if they decide to quit, the pledge will be returned
Q: Lambda planning to have own FS?
Lambda: Yes, FS and consensus network is separate. validators and marketplace are on the consensus network, while Files are in the File System.
Q: Is Lambda GDPR friendly?
Lambda: yes, we are
Q: Hi can u explain what’s the requirements of decentralized data . Do You think big companies will like to use lambda services .... or it’s for medium level enterprises as big companies will go for their in house system with their reliable nodes ...
Lambda: this is a good question, from I seeing it, ppl call out the protection of privacy, it is a trend and it takes steps. Lambda has two big groups of prospects users, one is DAPPs, another is the general industries such as big data, AI, IoT, Games, Financial, etc, as long as they need massive data storage demand, Lambda has the opportunity, data storage is expensive, especially when we are talking about big data, a lot of companies will value the cost in this area very much. currently we have lighthouse customer like DATA, BCV, VVshare, in the very near future, a game that is developed by Lambda team will also go live on Lambda network. from the BD perspective, Lambda will create a satellite network ( you can take it as channel network ) to bring us customers, we have a few reaching out to us already
Q: Why suddenly launched on Huobi
George Cao: I believe lambda team has its own consideration. Projects esp in bear market are facing pressures from different parties. Investors users exchanges. Not everything is under projects control. What we can do as an exchange is to stand by our partners and fully support them down the road
Lambda: thx for the answer
Q: I think you have made a great choice working with bitmax. Bitmax have really helped push new
coins and their site in general with good PR, marketing and reward/airdrop promotions
Lambda: strongly agree with you
Q: GDPR has taken over the EU and the UK so that is very important
Lambda: you are right, so we see to be GDPR friendly, which is one of our differentiator from FileCoin
Q: Being GDPR friendly , European market is a go for lambda
Lambda: I have this plan to develop European market by having a Raspberry program, it is still in planning.
George Cao: Let’s take a last question and move to lambda community:) And as usual we will pick 3 best questions. We will send out 1000 800 and 500 btmx. @lambda do you want to pick 3 questions ?
Q: Recent partnerships are interesting , can you tell us about coming q1 2019 both in terms of technical and marketing developments ?
Lambda: from Marketing side, we are focusing on Chinese miners community and potential European market ( like I said still in construction ) Korean market is another, and US market to go along our compliance path, Lambda has been strictly abide by the regulations. from technical side, the most important task we are targeting is the main network launch as planned
George Cao: Thanks everyone for your time. It’s a great ama as usual. We do have the best community. We will pick 3 winners and we will announce here after we finish ama in lambda community
Lambda: thank you all for your time to participate the AMA, I had a great time with you, see you friends and have a nice day.
George Cao: Hello everyone, Merry Christmas:)
Lambda: Hello Lambdos. Today we have George, the founder of BitMax to join us for the AMA. Let's give him a warm welcome to do a introduction of BitMax
George Cao: I am George Cao, founder of bitmax. I am happy to take the opportunity to talk to everyone here. Thanks to the lambda team. Let me start with a brief introduction about us.
Bitmax.io (btmx.io) is an exchange founded by a group of Wall Street veterans. Unlike most projects, we are kinda of old :) core team are in their 30ish - 50ish. The 10 founding member have combined of 150 years of Wall st experience. I have 10+ yrs of high frequency trading experience therefore I know the trading system well. That’s why our match engine can handle 400k tps per second vs huobi 1000 tps. We want to build an exchange that is transparent, robust, and efficient. While our system is the best in class, we offer the lowest trading fees. We believe the current high commission will not sustain and we will see consolidating of the exchanges with better depth and liquidity and lower commission. We are happy to partner with lambda, one of the best projects in 2018. We are committed to serve the project and the community. Alright, I am ready to take questions. Anything you can ask, as tough as you want :)
Q: Haha nice platform.
George Cao: Thanks. We are young as a platform but we are working to deliver the best
Q: I see reverse mining is new , I used many other mining exchange but all have normal mining . How does reverse mining works?
George Cao: Reverse mining is an innovative approach that helps the exchange and the project in several ways. 1) the concept of reverse mining is by providing liquidity to the exchange, you get a rebate and deduct out tokens from your account of the same valued. You can think of a otc sell our. 2) the benefit is it removes lots of sell pressure from the secondary market. And provides a strong support for the token price. 3) it introduces lots of liquidity to the exchange and benefits all traders
Q: The BTMX used in reverse mining are locked forever?
George Cao: Yes so the total number of tokens are always reducing your
Q: I've really been enjoying using the bitmax exchange so far especially with the low fees and data usage rewards. Does the exchange plan to bring in a shorting function in the near future?
George Cao: Yes we will have margin and futures trading
Q: It was supposed to December right ?
George Cao: We postponed our margin to Jan. The reason is we want to be more careful on protecting margin call protections.
Q: Margin trading and futures is important for BTMX price to drive up
George Cao: Totally agree
Q: Does BitMax have any activities on New Year's Day?
George: We do have multiple promotional events. Including but not limited to airdrops. Please visit our website and stay tuned
Q: I saw the whitepaper of bitmax, can you talk more about your dividends the formula is really hard for me ?
George Cao: Sure 80% of our commission goes to our fee pool. 1/180 of the total pool will be distributed daily. As long as you are a token holder, the current rate we pay is over 100% annually
Q: Oh I see, so the dividends will be smooth, great idea.
George Cao: Yes unlike other mining exchanges have huge volatility on div we smooth our curve
Q: I've also heard there is a mobile app in the works, is this likely to be released in the near future?
George Cao: Almost done. Beta version is in testing
Q: What about the north American, will it be available in the future?
George Cao: We more cleared our legal path for fiat trading in us. Q1 2019 we will launch in the us
Q: Great news I think this will bring a big volume.
George Cao: Yes agree. Our team is excited as well
Q: With promotional Airdrops that require a certain amount of the BTMX token to be held such as The lamb one that has taken place on the exchange this week. Are tokens that are locked for data usage or in cards taken into account when balance screenshots are taken?
George Cao: Yes we will take that into account
Q: When will be the private sale tokens be released ?
George Cao: As soon as we mined 90m we will start to release
Q: So let me get this right .. you give us FREE BTC and ltc and even Lambda EVERYDAY if we hold BTMX and agree to share our data
George Cao: Free usdt btc eth
Q: Wow. In a bear market, Free btc is the best thing ever
George Cao: We share revenue with our users, 90% is usdt. Not sure if you like it:)
Q: also consider adding coins like ADA and few from top 30. People need more coins
George Cao: We are adding stellar and zcash soon
Q: I heard they are insured Unless we give password to someone hehe
George Cao: Yes we are using custodian service
Q: George are our funds SAFU with you? Exchange insurance? I would say it is With the industry giants backing this exchange
George Cao: Sequoia matrix bitmain fbg dhvc are our equity investors
Q: What’s to stop People dumping BTMX token after free btc Or stop capital investor dumping on retailer
George Cao: They get it every day. Why would they dump? All equity investors can not sell on secondary market. They can only to reverse mining
Q: Will margin allow reverse mining instead of normal mining?
George Cao: Not initially
Q: People do irrational things when btc moves Or whales dumping, I heard there was a lock up token or something. To stop this
George Cao: We required lock our tokens to get rewards. You can request to unlock at anytime but it takes 24 hours to process
Q: Binance is developing DEX any plans for BitMax ?
George Cao: Not anytime soon we have a looong to do:)
Q: It's good you have dex in mind , with improved scalability in future maybe bitmax can build good dex
George Cao: Agree
Q: Retail investors are important , George knows it haha
George Cao: We care most of retails
Q: It would help if they also burned or locked tokens up
George Cao: Yes we permanently locked
Q: Seems you have everything thought of.. but how about moving to Malta?
George Cao: We priority US. Once us is clear pretty much everywhere is clear
Q: Doesn’t any exchange cover US right now?
George Cao: Coinbase but they have 0 international coverage and 0 client service
Q: What sort of systems are in place for abnormal/suspicious activity on the exchange?
George Cao: We prohibit self trading. For unusual trading behavior we ban the account and as for explain in the first violation. For continued violations we permanently ban the account
Q: can we get a glimpse of mobile application ?
George Cao: There is a beta version you can use but we are keep improving
Q: What are the precautions taken to prevent wash trading ?
George Cao: We have pre trade and post trade checksums. E.g we don’t just scan one account. We check or related account
Q: Will market orders and stop-loss orders be available in the future?
George Cao: Yes we are working on it
Q: what do you think of lambda project and community
George Cao: Lambda is definitely one of the best projects this year. We have been working with lambda for months and have lots of respect ion for the team. Community is also great very well organized. I didn’t talk much but I joined lambda tele group for a while. Great interaction
Q: So the trading starts at 8 pm ETC?
George Cao: It’s postponed. Please stay tuned for announcements
Lambda: We will make announcement giving out time and new date.
Q: when please? It's also more professional to be able to give dates and respect them
Lambda Cao: we are working hard and aiming the date of Dec. 29, pls stay tuned, thank you
George: Unfortunately bitmax and lambda don’t have 100% control of the date and time. Huobi is holding the ball
Lambda: The listing dates have been postponed and we don't want to give out a random date. I request you to have patience and wait for official announcement
Lambda: we will try everything to protect retails interest
Q: Can’t let houbi just arrive late to the party?
Lambda: in the long run we may need Huobi to help us better protect us all
George Cao: We trust lambda team can make the best decision for all investors
Q: Have you been busy with listing recently? Anything else?
George Cao: We have been working 24 hours a day including Chris eve :) Listing and app and margin and lots of new improvements
Q: Why would we need huobi with bitmax on our side.
George Cao: Trust me we are as upset. However as an exchange our mission is to serve projects and investors. Please join us in fully supporting any decision lambda team made. We have 100% confidence in lambda
Q: Are you familiar with the REKTbot and SYSTEM OVERLOAD problems at bitmex
George Cao: Yes but still bitmex is the best place to trade future compare with okex
Q: Slap that Hayes fool when bitmax start margin and futures..
George Cao: Haha i don’t want to declare war with them. Let’s be a bit patient :)
Q: Could bitmax handle That volume and not system overload
George Cao: We are 100% confident
George Cao: Alright i have to run for another meeting. It’s been a great ama. Thanks everyone. For any trading related questions please contact our client support. We promise to get in touch in 5 mins 7/24. Thank you all!
Lambda: thank you for participation, have a nice day!
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Realistically, What are the odds of Bitfinex Scamming?

As title explains what are the odds in your opinions of Bitfinex going under?
Now with more and more Stable coins coming out, tether is still number one by far but other more trustworthy and secure coins are coming out and we could see tether slowly losing stable coin market share.
In my opinion this wasn't so bad because Bitfinex offered a unique service(besides Bitmex) of Margin trading multiple coins and would still get such large volume it wouldn't be worth it to scam from the amount of revenue coming. But now you have Binance introducing Margin trading and Coinbase to start to offer it and now i wonder will Bitfinex slowly go downhill then potentially collapse due to tether and much more competition.
I ask this because before when all this controversy was happening i knew Bitfinex was too profitable to go down but now i can see it slowly dying off because not many people if anyone at all will recommend Bitfinex anymore.
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Decentralized Derivatives

I'll preface this first off as usual with admonishment towards people who dislike derivatives. Derivatives are not inherently bad, they are in fact necessary, to think otherwise is financial ignorance. Comingling, rehypothecation, and accounting fraud are bad, and it can be prevented with the blockchain. Don't push bad investing and trading skills onto a market that needs infrastructure.

The big issue is that there will be continued abuses by states and governments attempting to censor and commit fraud and otherwise political and financial repression and unequal laws against the poor by centralizing the derivative market. It is how predatory finance capitalism in America is largely able to control people (the world). Because it is centralized.

Next you have platforms like Kraken that do offer some margin capabilities, but you have extreme counter party risk. Kraken can take your money based off of any stupid pretense, and you are trading against them instead of peer to peer like bitmex. You don't own your keys.

The direction that layer 2 solutions are going in, combined with federated side chains and innovations on top of binance's new chain such as with Thorchain are a much more sensible outcome in the long run. I'll try to explain a few of these technologies
A) Thorchain is probably the most promising since it rewards liquidity nodes on the network and plans to integrate multiple chains and lightning network while using binance chain to jump start the initial dex offering.
b) Tradelayer is a layer 2 solution from the omni layer developer that can be adapted to meet regulations and KYC if absolutely necessary, but allows for non KYC liquidity nodes, and being layer 2 means its definitely proposed to interact with lightning network. It functions similarly to lightning, performing the computation needed for margining and settlement similarly to the many exchanges offchain with lightning.
c) RSK bitcoin smart contracts which will basically enhance anything operating a DEX with liquidity nodes and the need for complex smart contracts.
d) Virtual machines with Ren VM that can process smart contracts and link together liquidity provider

Those are just a few. But with Ren and Liquid swap, they are still largely proprietary and deliberately facilitating corporate clients. This is what bitcoin needs to move away from. We need open source solutions that will perform liquid swaps functions for the masses, for retail.
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Market maker being treated unprofessionally on Bitmex- not able to trade for over 24 hours now

I used to work for big financial companies, market making on options listed on CME, CBOE, Hong Kong and other exchanges, before quitting my job to start a firm to do market making on crypto currencies. Bitmex is one of the exchanges I am currently market making on. I have been working on a market maker algorithm for months now but just started getting really serious on Bitmex two months ago. I was marketing making on every future on Bitmex (14 products, 3 BTC futures and 11 Altcoin futures), until yesterday.
Yesterday I noticed my algorithm stopped working- rate limits were hit and I had no idea why because it was running fine before. I soon realized my rate limits were reduced from previously 750 to 30. I checked my email and Bitmex Chris emailed me saying that because of low volume they have reduced my rates to 30, essentially making me unable to trade. With the recent downtick in Crypto, interest is lost in the Altcoins, which is my primary focus right now and explains the drop in volume. Although I was definitely top 5 market maker on all their altcoins (I estimated my 30 day volume to be 5000 XBT- I can't find my actual volume because checking trade history uses up rate limits and the rate limits keep locking me out of my account), it is likely not high volume enough for them to care because most of their volume is in XBT (over 99%), even though I told them I plan to increase my sizes in XBT very soon. Anyway, so Bitmex reduced my rate limits, my program fails and I left a bunch of orders out there. I got picked off by other market participants and I was short close to $100k USD of Crypto futures. With the recent uptick I probably lost over $10k USD because of this so far.
So I emailed support my situation and told them I will reduce my rate limits and asked them to please let me back in the market to reduce my positions. This is their reply:
*We would always encourage you to have the cancel-on-disconnect features in place, and to use the appropriate margin to limit any unmanaged position risk through liquidations.
Can you be specific about what you have improved today? We will restore the limit on the understanding that we will review it again in 24 hours. We are reviewing accounts daily with high API usage relative to the notional XBT volume executed, and assigned a punitive API rate limit of 30req/300s to your account.
You should target to no more than 200-300 API messages per 1 XBT notional to stay in the highest tiers, we will be tightening this up if, on balance, it gives a better experience for web users and does not reduce offered liquidity substantially.
We are looking to automate this fully, including publishing the current rate applied to each account, and the ratio of API messages to turnover we have seen in the last 24 hours, and the tiers we will apply for the next 24 hours based on that figure. This will take a little time to fully implement.*
First of all, I don't know if they know what a market maker is or does. I am currently market making on all 14 products and their base usage is 300 limits per 300 seconds. 300 limits per 300 seconds that is giving me 21.4 calls per product per 5 minutes, 4.28 calls per product per minute. They suggested to make dead man switch call every 15 seconds that's 4 calls gone. So therefore, per product I am only able to use 0.28 calls every minute. A market maker would definitely not able to market make under these circumstances. A market maker provides liquidity to the market by offering tight bid-ask spreads. He has no views on the underlying so he has to constantly updates his prices whenever prices move on another exchange. 300 limits would only be enough for 2 products, maybe 3 if used sparingly, and definitely not enough for BTC futures.
Today I further emailed them about steps I would take to address their concerns:
  1. I will scale down from trading 14 products to just 6 and ask when they would allow me to scale back up.
  2. I will work to stabilize my prices so I will not update as frequently.
  3. I will trade slightly wider to not have to update so frequently.
  4. My last 30 day trading volume was 5000 XBT and plan to double/quadruple that in the next 2 months.
  5. I will diversify into taking strategies, which will generate more trading volume and also require less updates per 300 seconds.
Even then I still have not received a reply and I have been out of the market for over 24 hours. When someone builds a market making algorithm on your platform, they invest a lot of time and money into it. That's not how you should treat someone who is helping your business as a professional exchange, and I have worked with numerous exchanges in the US and in Asia.
My question is, does Bitmex care at all about how they treat their market makers? They are making so much money everyday off fees that they probably don't care. I traded ~5000XBT last month and they collected .2% fees adding up both sides of the trades on Altcoins. Let's estimated Bitcoin to be $8000. I helped them generate 5000 x .002 x 8000 ~ $80,000 by providing liquidity (will likely be over $1m this year if I continue on their platform) and they reduced your rate limits without warning you in advance, put your out of the market for over 24 hours, left your orders out there in the market and doesn't reply to support emails. That's already a lot I I lost on trading and opportunity costs, which I estimated to be about $20k. I am also in the running for the NEO contest and I am likely to be top 3, that’s another $25k or $50k that will cost me (or maybe they don’t want me to win it).
I am already trading on Okex and their support team is much more friendly towards market makers. I have a key contact there and they would work to reduce fees for market makers. Bitmex does none of this. If this is the way it is going to continue, I will move off this platform.
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All about BitMex trading platform

Many crypto traders want to engage in leverage trading for different reasons; mostly to rapidly grow their capital. But nothing good comes easy so most trader abstained due to the high risk involved. Well in this post, I’m going to explain step by step how to trade crypto on BitMex with up to 100x leverage. Additionally for more conservative traders I will provide some telegram channels that gives free and VIP BitMex signal towards the end of this post. See the outline below as guideline as the post duels into BitMex operation. - How to create and fund BitMex account - BitMex overview and alt. coin pair contracts - Trading long and short with and without leverage - How to use stop losses
HOW TO CREATE AND FUND BITMEX ACCOUNT Simply go to https://www.bitmex.com/registeiHcxly. At the top right hand side corner hit register and fill in the required details. There are limitations for traders from the United State but it can be by-passed by selecting a different country of residence with the help the help of a VPN.
To add a two factor authorization for addition security, simply click corner of the dashboard; hit account and security, scroll down to security section and enable Google authenticator or yubikey. For Google authenticator visit Google Play Store on mobile phone and download the app. Open it and click the little plus sign at the top; scan the QR Code and enter the generated code on BitMex. Click submit to finish the process, so anytime you want to log-in enter a new two factor token generated on Google authenticator and log-in.
To fund your BitMex account, click account and send bitcoin to the bitcoin deposit address. An email will be sent to you after it receives the bitcoin. You can also check the balance in the account section
BITMEX OVERVIEW AND ALT COIN PAIR CONTRACTS BitMex dashboard is made up of different section and can be rearranged as traders see fit. This post covers all important sections necessary for trading. It covers order book, Order, recent trades and position/margin section.
At the midway after place order is position subsection. The leverage value is set in this section and depending on the alt coin pair it value ranges from cross to 100x. With the exception of Bitcoin all other pairs has a leverage limit below 50x.
TRADING BUY/LONG AND SELL/SHORT WITH AND WITHOUT LEVERAGE Depending on the speculation made a trader can either Buy/long or sell/short alt. pair, i.e. buy/long if predicted price to move above current price and sell/short if predicted price to move lower than current price. To open or close a position a trader can use the limit or market section. The amount to buy or sell is entered in the space beside the “quantity” in USD. Just below the “quantity” under the limit section is “Limit price” beside which a trader can enter the intended entry price. If a limit price is below the current price, a buy/long order will not be executed until the current price retraces and hit the limit price but, if limit price is set above current price, i.e. deep into the market buy/long order will execute immediately. Opposite scenario applies to the sell/short order.
In the market section only Quantity is required, this mean orders are executed automatically at current best price. Its disadvantage is double fee payment (Maker and taker fee)
LEVERAGE Leveraging simply refers to borrowing. Depending on risk a trader is willing to take leverage can be as high as 100 times the trading capital. For example a trader with $20 can trade with $200 under 10x leverage. In a nutshell, a trader can multiply his trade amount with leverage as he sees fit. But the higher the leverage the higher the risk involved. For simplicity a 10x leverage will be used to explain some parameters. Under the Buy/Long and Sell/Short there is cost, order value and available balance. Cost is the actual amount a trader risk on particular trade; order value is the amount being traded with leverage i.e. order value = cost × leverage and available balance is remaining balance after cost is deducted in original balance.
With leverage being explained it will be unfair to skip its risky aspect. At the point of executing an order with leverage a pop up box to confirm the order will be displayed. On the box are the order details: - Order value: Trade quantity with leverage - Cost: The actual capital of stake - Available balance: Balance remaining without the cost - Estimated liquidation price: If hit the price at which a trader’s position will be liquidated and result in loss of all cost price. So it is very important to look at the liquidation price before executing a particular trade.
Position section becomes very important after confirming an order. It is there the liquidation price unrealized PNL and active orders are monitored. The unrealized PNL shows percentage loss or gain of open positions while realize PNL indicates that of close position.
HOW TO USE STOP LOSSES In the last tab under place order section are stop losses. It consist of four different type - stop limit, stop market, trailing stop and take profit
Now that we’ve covered the essential part of BitMex trading, let’s scrutinize and look at success rate of some BitMex trading signal telegram channel. The best BitMex signal telegram channel I’ve come across so far is Bitmex Call t.me/bitmexcall. They roughly give 1 signal per day on their free channel. Their success rate is around 91% i.e. in 22 signal 20 hit their targets while remaining 2 hit stop losses. Other channels are Bitmex Lifestyle t.me/ bitmexlifestyle and Zcrypto trading t.me/zcrypto. Register and start BitMex trading via my affiliate link and enjoy 10% fee discount for the next 6 months. https://www.bitmex.com/registeiHcxly If comfortable you can also donate BTC for an ongoing trading signal app and website project I’m currently developing to 1K4SLVq5QaC7F1VHWzsjp94LucXuRprU1C HAPPY TRADING
Buy BTC from Coinbase via https://www.coinbase.com/join/57fa34df135663714e192d99 and enjoy bonus of 10 dollars Or from Remitano via https://remitano.com/ng?ref=mumeen bit.ly/2J2CcLb
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All about BitMex trading platform

Many crypto traders want to engage in leverage trading for different reasons; mostly to rapidly grow their capital. But nothing good comes easy so most trader abstained due to the high risk involved. Well in this post, I’m going to explain step by step how to trade crypto on BitMex with up to 100x leverage. Additionally for more conservative traders I will provide some telegram channels that gives free and VIP BitMex signal towards the end of this post. See the outline below as guideline as the post duels into BitMex operation. - How to create and fund BitMex account - BitMex overview and alt. coin pair contracts - Trading long and short with and without leverage - How to use stop losses
HOW TO CREATE AND FUND BITMEX ACCOUNT Simply go to https://www.bitmex.com/registeiHcxly. At the top right hand side corner hit register and fill in the required details. There are limitations for traders from the United State but it can be by-passed by selecting a different country of residence with the help the help of a VPN.
To add a two factor authorization for addition security, simply click corner of the dashboard; hit account and security, scroll down to security section and enable Google authenticator or yubikey. For Google authenticator visit Google Play Store on mobile phone and download the app. Open it and click the little plus sign at the top; scan the QR Code and enter the generated code on BitMex. Click submit to finish the process, so anytime you want to log-in enter a new two factor token generated on Google authenticator and log-in.
To fund your BitMex account, click account and send bitcoin to the bitcoin deposit address. An email will be sent to you after it receives the bitcoin. You can also check the balance in the account section
BITMEX OVERVIEW AND ALT COIN PAIR CONTRACTS BitMex dashboard is made up of different section and can be rearranged as traders see fit. This post covers all important sections necessary for trading. It covers order book, Order, recent trades and position/margin section.
At the midway after place order is position subsection. The leverage value is set in this section and depending on the alt coin pair it value ranges from cross to 100x. With the exception of Bitcoin all other pairs has a leverage limit below 50x.
TRADING BUY/LONG AND SELL/SHORT WITH AND WITHOUT LEVERAGE Depending on the speculation made a trader can either Buy/long or sell/short alt. pair, i.e. buy/long if predicted price to move above current price and sell/short if predicted price to move lower than current price. To open or close a position a trader can use the limit or market section. The amount to buy or sell is entered in the space beside the “quantity” in USD. Just below the “quantity” under the limit section is “Limit price” beside which a trader can enter the intended entry price. If a limit price is below the current price, a buy/long order will not be executed until the current price retraces and hit the limit price but, if limit price is set above current price, i.e. deep into the market buy/long order will execute immediately. Opposite scenario applies to the sell/short order.
In the market section only Quantity is required, this mean orders are executed automatically at current best price. Its disadvantage is double fee payment (Maker and taker fee)
LEVERAGE Leveraging simply refers to borrowing. Depending on risk a trader is willing to take leverage can be as high as 100 times the trading capital. For example a trader with $20 can trade with $200 under 10x leverage. In a nutshell, a trader can multiply his trade amount with leverage as he sees fit. But the higher the leverage the higher the risk involved. For simplicity a 10x leverage will be used to explain some parameters. Under the Buy/Long and Sell/Short there is cost, order value and available balance. Cost is the actual amount a trader risk on particular trade; order value is the amount being traded with leverage i.e. order value = cost × leverage and available balance is remaining balance after cost is deducted in original balance.
With leverage being explained it will be unfair to skip its risky aspect. At the point of executing an order with leverage a pop up box to confirm the order will be displayed. On the box are the order details: - Order value: Trade quantity with leverage - Cost: The actual capital of stake - Available balance: Balance remaining without the cost - Estimated liquidation price: If hit the price at which a trader’s position will be liquidated and result in loss of all cost price. So it is very important to look at the liquidation price before executing a particular trade.
Position section becomes very important after confirming an order. It is there the liquidation price unrealized PNL and active orders are monitored. The unrealized PNL shows percentage loss or gain of open positions while realize PNL indicates that of close position.
HOW TO USE STOP LOSSES In the last tab under place order section are stop losses. It consist of four different type - stop limit, stop market, trailing stop and take profit
Now that we’ve covered the essential part of BitMex trading, let’s scrutinize and look at success rate of some BitMex trading signal telegram channel. The best BitMex signal telegram channel I’ve come across so far is Bitmex Call t.me/bitmexcall. They roughly give 1 signal per day on their free channel. Their success rate is around 91% i.e. in 22 signal 20 hit their targets while remaining 2 hit stop losses. Other channels are Bitmex Lifestyle t.me/ bitmexlifestyle and Zcrypto trading t.me/zcrypto. Register and start BitMex trading via my affiliate link and enjoy 10% fee discount for the next 6 months. https://www.bitmex.com/registeiHcxly If comfortable you can also donate BTC for an ongoing trading signal app and website project I’m currently developing to: 1K4SLVq5QaC7F1VHWzsjp94LucXuRprU1C HAPPY TRADING Buy BTC from Coinbase via https://www.coinbase.com/join/57fa34df135663714e192d99 and enjoy bonus of 10 dollars Or from Remitano via https://remitano.com/ng?ref=mumeen
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Automatically changed my margin?

so as my first time using bitmex I tested a 1.00usd contract using 10x leverage (xbtusd), now i shorted at an entry price of 7722 with my liquidation price at 8532. As you can see im using next to nothing to test things mainly to see a stop limit order trigger which I've set at 8525 to place a limit for 8530 to stop it from fully liquidating my position. Today I logged in to see my margin had shot up ? before it was 10x now it's at 22.9x somehow and my nominal order value that was next to nothing is now 0.0008 xbt still not much but before it it showed as 0.0000 xbt (as was such a low number). Have i missed something fundamental here that explains this?
TL;DR confused why my 10x leverage short trade, had it's margin change from 10x to 22.9x increasing my nominal value.
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All you developers, the bitcoin exchange (margin) industry is ripe for some disruption. Heres why

I know alot of devs see a post like this and think, why dont you do it m8? well, I wish I could code. if I could code I WOULD make a new exchange. but I am a lay-man.
Alot of developers have claimed that exchanges have been done to death, and that there are too many bitcoin exchanges. This is not the case, and I am here to explain why.
I have been margin trading bitcoin for the last year, and I have to say, there is alot of room for improvement and in general these exchanges offer bad services, let me explain why:
gemini, coinbase: great for spot, but dont offer margin.
Bitfinex: widely considered to be the best, it really is only the best by default. they charge huge fees for taker and maker, is their biggest problem. .2% for taker and .1% for maker, is very expensive. (ignoring the fiat issue for now, their competitors dont even offer fiat withdrawl or deposit)
Bitmex: bitmex is finexs main competition, but their withdrawl fee is .003 btc, despite the network congestion clearing up, they still havent lowered their withdrawl fee. its very expensive. also the taker fee is almost a full 1% which means you better be the maker if your trading there.
1broker: On the surface it seemed like a decent spot to trade, but then there was 2 main problems, overnight fee is very expensive, and also it seemed to be a bit rigged, in the regard that they wouldnt let you open a long at time when many people wanted to go long. during those times though you could go short, lol. very suspicious. also there is sometimes alot of slippage when closing a position. all in all, not a great deal.
Okcoin: first of all there are issues with it being in china, and wether or not westerners could get their bitcoins out. on top of that, their index is a bit off and people have called it ok fraud in the regard that they seem to dump at times when no other exhange is dumping.
whaleclub and simplefx have big fees and some people have claimed they didnt honor legitimate winnings on those sites.
so as someone who has been into margin trading for a year, and has seen what the landscape looks like, this is an industry that is ripe to be disrupted. If you took the model of bitmex, from an island in the st martins or w/e, with low fees for maker and taker and no deposit or withdrawl fees, you would dominate this market within a short period of time. oppurtunity is there for someone who wants to take it
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No conspiracy theory needed to explain the short squeeze during the Bitmex' scheduled maintenance

Bitcoin is more resilient than stocks, because stocks are traded on 1-2 exchanges (sometimes only 1), but Bitcoin is traded on many exchanges, like fiat currencies (Forex).
I think that the Bitmex downtime had some role (when it was offline arbitrage bots was offline too, causing liquidity to decrease and make short squeeze more probable), but most journalists and "Bitcoin analysts" will exaggerate it.
If Bitmex did not went down to maintenance, it's very probable that the short squeeze would happened anyway. Short positions to long positions ratio on Bitfinex were at record high (see "BTCUSDSHORTS-BTCUSDLONGS" on TradingView).
No conspiracy theory is needed to explain the short squeeze. It's obvious for all market participants that the best time for short squeeze is when the liquidity is low and short positions on Bitfinex (one of the major spot exchanges allowing shorting on margin) are at record high.
This is why "smart money" started to open long positions around the time when liquidity is expected to be low (Bitmex scheduled maintenance) and short positions at record high level.
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PAUL JOHNSON TELEGRAM Q&A 6 AUGUST 2018

PAUL JOHNSON TELEGRAM Q&A 6 AUGUST 2018
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Good day everyone,
Here is the full Q&A that Paul Johnson did on Telegram on August 6. Apologies for the delay.
First off, on behalf of management, we appreciate everyones patience while we roll out the exchange. While crypto is very complex and has lent to some delays, and things not moving as fast as we or the community wants, we want to let everyone know we are doing everything we can to "spped" things up.
Q : Can I trasfer BTC directly, from Bitforex (yes, that scam, I just dumped a wreck train I held) to Tradeio? Because I have Mew, but Mew cant store Btc
A : We are actually adding to our dev team and adding experienced blockchain people that have worked on exchanges before, which are very far and few between. Additionally, we've added to the marketing team, and are revisiting the way we approach the social outlets like Twitter, to ensure its much more accomodating and interactive.
Q : when LP, when exchange full launch ?
A: As we said LP wouldn't happen less than a month after exchange launch. This was said to manage expectations. Realistically though, based on the volume currently on the exchange which is very little, it only makes sense to open the LP up once there is some substantial revenue coming through so LP participants aren't sharing pennies. We expect once the exchange is up and running fully, revenue to come. You combine that with the OTC revenue (deals are already being lined up), consulting revenue, etc. the overall LP revenue should then be decent. There are other "goodies" that are being finalized now to increase utility of TIO i..e adding to revenue for LP, that will also help out sooner rather than later.
Q: How much volume are we expecting so LP smoothly runs?
A: It's impossible to say, but assuming their figures are "real" you could probably benchmark us against similar exchanges on CMC and look at their volumes. One thing though that's important to mention is that we've already started work on margin trading and if you look at Bitmex, which flies under the radar, the margin component really enhances volumes for obvious reasons.
Q: What's the progress with the Fortune 500 company mentioned?
A: Yes, management is aware that JPM mentioned something like this during the Cyprus expo. For obvious reasons we really can't go into that too much, and in hindsight i think JPM would have kept that "closer to the vest." With that said, however, management are in talks with quite a few different companies, as our exposure is growing and companies appreciate the way we're approaching the exchange from a regulatory standpoint...i.e. not running from it, but rather running to it.
Q: What is real showstopper for slow rate or user additions to exchange. When can we expect to add all the 20k backlog users?
A: Yes, fully aware of that, and that's a major point that management has stressed to the devs, that this backlog needs to be cleared, as TIOnauts have waited long enough. The core components of the exchange have been working very well, with the exception of a few bugs, and we're happy with latency, the matching engine, and deposits/withdrawals.
Q:Any profit (however small), will be saved for the LP? 50% of it that is
A: Yes, consulting profits, profits from any JV's, etc. will be "saved" and accrued for release once LP starts.
Q:Hey Paul, do you have any information about when restricted countyes will have access? For ex any info about croatia?
A: TIOnauts to be clear the following countries (areas) are part of the OFAC list which will not be able to trade with trade.io. Please take note of the Balkan Islands:
Balkans (Serbia, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo)
Belarus
Burundi
Central African Republic
Crimea
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Libya
North Korea
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Yemen
Zimbabwe
Q: When will we see improvements in your KYC process? I expected to see online forms, digital signature processes, video verification etc. .
A: As mentioned the other day, this week dev's will be removing the need to verify if you're withdrawing less than 2 BTC equivalent in a 24 hour period. Going forward, there will be no need to print and sign anything, it will all be done electronically. In terms of video verification, honestly speaking, I'm not sure how scalable that is given the sheer number of people that trade crypto. Could you point to any other exchanges with large volumes that conduct video verifications?
Q: I know that the exchange was properly stess tested. In that context do we know what is the max volume TIO exchange can handle at the moment?
A: Last figures I heard were given the infra as is now, high 6 figure orders per second, which is very robust and will tie us over for quite some time, if this is the benchmark right now.
Q: the team is saying everything i want to hear right now as far as im concerned this is an awsome project crypto industry is moving fast and we are all a part of it
A: Thank you, but saying is different than doing....its very important that we execute in a timely manner, otherwise its just "lip service." Management is modifying the way somethings are being done internally to insure that TIOnauts are getting a more timely delivery of all the great things that have been told to them.
Q: Withdrawal of less than 2 btc will be avaliable a limited amount of time or permanent?
A: Permanent.
Q: croatia is sepa country in EU, what is stopping you from supporting kyc from there?
A: We don't create the OFAC list, until Croatia is removed, our hands are tied.
Q: Bitpanda. If something's hard to do, that doesn't mean it's not worth doing - I'm sure you clever people can make it scalable. KYC is usually first point of contact with an exchange - The more fluid and easy the process is the better
A: Noted, and agreed, its not about being "hard" its about being scalable. Will 100% look into adding something like this, but need to check with regulators first to see if this is allowable.
Q: When mobile layout up as predefined template so everyone can use the exchange while waiting an app version ?
A: we're working on a completely sep layout for mobile as you mentioned. Explain what you mean regarding a predefined template for mobile? You mean a layout that's more friendly for mobile based on the exchange as is now?
Q: Gm Paul, tks for AMA. Questions:
1) Are revenues from Angel Investor program also going to LP? I guess it does but haven’t seen stated yet.
2) when we should expect matching engine to be more consistent and pick up on volume because right now it works sometimes and at really low volumes.
A: 1) Yes, Angel Investor is tied into the Consulting program.
2) What do you mean by "matching engine to be more consistent"?
Q: maybe much better if we have mobile apps to download
A: Correct, and that development has started.
Q: 1)Tks.
2) i see that bots are working right now, looking at trading history each trade is really low volume, only 0.00xx units and not everytime,
A: Yes, good observation, we have bots generating tiny trades for the sake of creating charts...otherwise, based on volume by "real" clients, the charts would look pretty bad. We're keeping the volume small, so when we turn over to CMC, we're now skewing volume with bots...much like BitForex got caught doing.
Bots are not 100% flawless unfortunately like actual trading, so unfortunately need to grin and bear this for the near term, until we can turn the bots off, and rely on real people trading which is that way it should work.
Q: What s the planned improvements on marketing and social presence you mentionned earlier ?
A: Once exchange is open to everyone, only then will API be available, as agreed, that's when the bigger traders will come knocking.
Q: Ok thx for explanation, i thought that was matching engine at work as sometimes it does hit on real orders, but mostly are in fact done at px between real orders.
A: No, many of those tiny orders are the bots, again, without them the charts would look like big blobs.
Q: While I sent in KYC I had the moon theme and the file names were almost unreadable.
In the other themes it was fine but the colour of the filenames needs to be adjusted for the moon theme
A: Yes, this was brought up in previous chats, we'll see to it this is fixed. We shouldn't expect you to upload docs if you can't see what needs to be uploaded
Q: It was after session timeout and relogin
A: They've been trying multiple things, glad to hear it may be fixed.
Q: 25k already seem pretty low !
A: Yes, in this space it is, but we want to get traction more importantly and start generating rev for the lp. Will def be increased, as we expect very heavy flow based on initial indications.
Q: 25 is the minimum though? So many will be higher
A: Yes, we're already working out high 6 figure deals already through our dealers relationships.
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Check out our most recent Q&A from Biggie Paul discussing the latest at trade.io

We conduct regular Q&A sessions on our official Telegram channel. Join us to ask questions and get the latest news and updates from trade.io.
Telegram: https://t.me/TradeToken
First off, on behalf of management we appreciate everyone's patience while we roll out the exchange. While crypto is very complex and has lent to some delays, and things not moving as fast as we, or the community wants, we want to let everyone know we are doing everything we can to "speed" things up.

Q : Can I transfer BTC directly, from Bitforex (yes, that scam, I just dumped a wreck train I held) to trade.io? Because I have Mew, but Mew cant store BTC.
A : We are actually adding to our dev team and adding experienced blockchain people that have worked on exchanges before, which are very far and few between. Additionally, we've added to the marketing team, and are revisiting the way we approach the social outlets like Twitter, to ensure its much more accommodating and interactive.

Q : When will the LP (liquidity pool) and exchange fully launch?
A: As we said LP wouldn't happen less than a month after exchange launch. This was said to manage expectations. Realistically though, based on the volume currently on the exchange which is very little, it only makes sense to open the LP up once there is some substantial revenue coming through so LP participants aren't sharing pennies. We expect once the exchange is up and running fully, revenue to come. You combine that with the OTC revenue (deals are already being lined up), consulting revenue, etc. the overall LP revenue should then be decent. There are other "goodies" that are being finalized now to increase utility of TIO i..e adding to revenue for LP, that will also help out sooner rather than later.

Sine the Q&A, the liquidity pool release date has be set to 9th October and the exchnage is open for all.

Q: How much volume are we expecting so that the LP runs smoothly?
A: It's impossible to say, but assuming their figures are "real" you could probably benchmark us against similar exchanges on CMC and look at their volumes. One thing though that's important to mention is that we've already started work on margin trading and if you look at Bitmex, which flies under the radar, the margin component really enhances volumes for obvious reasons.

Q: What's the progress with the Fortune 500 company mentioned?
A: Yes, management is aware that JPM mentioned something like this during the Cyprus expo. For obvious reasons we really can't go into that too much, and in hindsight I think JPM would have kept that "closer to the vest." With that said, however, management is in talks with quite a few different companies, as our exposure is growing and companies appreciate the way we're approaching the exchange from a regulatory standpoint...i.e. not running from it, but rather running to it.

Q: Any profit (however small), will be saved for the LP? 50% of it, that is
A: Yes, consulting profits, profits from any JV's, etc. will be "saved" and accrued for release once LP starts.

Q: Hey Paul, do you have any information about when restricted countries will have access? For example, any info about Croatia?
A: TIOnauts to be clear the following countries (areas) are part of the OFAC list which will not be able to trade with trade.io. Please take note of the Balkan Islands:

Balkans (Serbia, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, including Kosovo)
Burundi
Central African Republic
Crimea
Cuba*
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Iran*
Iraq
Lebanon
Libya
North Korea*
Somalia
Sudan*
Syria*
Yemen
Zimbabwe

Q: When will we see improvements in your KYC process? I expected to see online forms, digital signature processes, video verification etc. .
A: As mentioned the other day, this week devs will be removing the need to verify if you're withdrawing less than 2 BTC equivalent in a 24 hour period. Going forward, there will be no need to print and sign anything, it will all be done electronically. In terms of video verification, honestly speaking, I'm not sure how scalable that is given the sheer number of people that trade crypto. Could you point to any other exchanges with large volumes that conduct video verification?

Q: I know that the exchange was properly stress tested. In that context do we know what is the max volume TIO exchange can handle at the moment?
A: Last figures I heard were given the infra as is now, high 6 figure orders per second, which is very robust and will tie us over for quite some time, if this is the benchmark right now.

Q: The team is saying everything I want to hear right now as far as I'm concerned! This is an awesome project, the crypto industry is moving fast and we are all a part of it.
A: Thank you, but saying is different than doing....its very important that we execute in a timely manner, otherwise it's just "lip service." Management is modifying the way somethings are being done internally to ensure that TIOnauts are getting a more timely delivery of all the great things that have been told to them.

Q: Withdrawal of less than 2 btc will be available for a limited amount of time or permanent?
A: Permanent.

Q: Croatia is separate country in EU, what is stopping you from supporting KYC from there?
A: We don't create the OFAC list, until Croatia is removed, our hands are tied.

Q: Bitpanda. If something's hard to do, that doesn't mean it's not worth doing - I'm sure you clever people can make it scalable. KYC is usually the first point of contact with an exchange - the more fluid and easy the process is, the better.
A: Noted, and agreed, it's not about being "hard" it's about being scalable. Will 100% look into adding something like this, but need to check with regulators first to see if this is allowable.

Q: When is the mobile layout up as a predefined template so everyone can use the exchange while waiting an app version?
A: We're working on a completely separate layout for mobile as you mentioned. Explain what you mean regarding a predefined template for mobile? You mean a layout that's more friendly for mobile based on the exchange as is now?

Q: Gm Paul, tks for AMA. Questions: 1) Are revenues from Angel Investor program also going to LP? I guess it does but haven’t seen stated yet.
2) When should we expect a matching engine to be more consistent and pick up on volume because right now it works sometimes and at really low volumes.
A: 1) Yes, Angel Investor is tied into the Consulting program.
2) What do you mean by "matching engine to be more consistent"?

Q: Maybe much better if we have mobile apps to download
A: Correct, and that development has started.

Q: 1)Tks.
2) I see that bots are working right now, looking at trading history each trade is really low volume, only 0.00xx units and not every time.
A: Yes, good observation, we have bots generating tiny trades for the sake of creating charts...otherwise, based on volume by "real" clients, the charts would look pretty bad. We're keeping the volume small, so when we turn over to CMC, we're now skewing volume with bots...much like BitForex got caught doing.
Bots are not 100% flawless unfortunately like actual trading, so unfortunately need to grin and bear this for the near term, until we can turn the bots off, and rely on real people trading which that way it should work.

Q: What's the planned improvements on marketing and social presence you mentioned earlier ?
A: Once exchange is open to everyone, only then will API be available, as agreed, that's when the bigger traders will come knocking.

Q: Ok thanks for the explanation, I thought that was matching engines at work as sometimes it does hit on real orders, but mostly are in fact done at px between real orders.
A: No, many of those tiny orders are the bots, again, without them the charts would look like big blobs.

Q: While I sent in KYC I had the moon theme and the file names were almost unreadable.
In the other themes it was fine but the colour of the filenames needs to be adjusted for the moon theme.
A: Yes, this was brought up in previous chats, we'll see to it this is fixed. We shouldn't expect you to upload docs if you can't see what needs to be uploaded.

Q: It was after session timeout and re-login..
A: They've been trying multiple things, glad to hear it may be fixed.

Q: 25k already seem pretty low!
A: Yes, in this space it is, but we want to get traction more importantly and start generating rev for the lp. Will def be increased, as we expect very heavy flow based on initial indications.

Q: 25 is the minimum though? So many will be higher...
A: Yes, we're already working out high 6 figure deals already through our dealers relationships.
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Cross Margin vs Isolated Margin Examples. Consider a trader has a position worth 100 XBT at a price of 100 USD. The trader sets their margin method to Isolated Margin and posts 4 XBT worth of initial margin, and their liquidation price is set to 97 USD. Their Margin Balance is now 96 XBT. Soon after, the price falls 6 USD to 94 USD. Bitcoin Trading On BitMEX – Explained For Beginners. The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange is the world’s No1 Bitcoin broker for margin trading. Although some other big brokers also offer leverage, BitMEX is outstanding: With up to 100x leverage the broker fulfills the wildest dreams of real gamblers. So you want to trade on the BitMEX crypto margin trading platform, but you’re not sure how much much it’s going to cost you in fees? Well, today I’m going to help clear that up for you. I’ve personally spent over 1000+ hours trading on BitMEX , so I’m aware of what’s involved and how much it really costs . BitMEX, the big boys playground. I’m sure you’ve probably heard of it by now. It is the biggest cryptocurrency margin trading platform. BitMEX is not an exchange like Binance or Bittrex for example, it is a futures contract trading platform which allows you to trade with leverage. If you’re new to the crypto space or trading in genral, it might not tell you much. Good trading strategies and sticking to them separate professional traders from gamblers. In this article we want to show you a couple of trading strategies suitable for Bitcoin margin trading on BitMEX.Being used correctly, those high probability trading strategies offer a realistic chance to make good money on BitMEX.

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100X Strategy Bitmex Leverage Trading Tutorial

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