Blockchain Institute and Waves Platform open laboratory for implementation of blockchain projects

Blockchain Institute in partnership with Waves Platform open in Moscow laboratory dedicated to consultation and the comprehensive development of the blockchain projects.

«Moscow R&D Lab» will support and implementation of technological projects in the field of business and public management in Russia and CIS countries. Considerable experience within the team will allow the lab to focus on creating integrated technology solutions that go far beyond writing smart contracts.

The laboratory will do the full cycle implementation of system development — from planning the internal logic of the system to build its user interface, giving priority to interdisciplinary research and experimentation, which is especially important when designing complex technology solutions for large financial and industrial companies and state institutions.

Alexander Ivanov, founder and CEO of Waves Platform:

«Moscow R&D Lab» is the first laboratory in Russia, capable to quickly and efficiently implement a blockchain-based projects benefits and justification for the use of technology to solve a particular problem. For our platform, it is important to preserve some of the leading position in the world in the field of blockchain technology, and we are confident that the cooperation with the laboratory will accelerate the creation of new and innovative solutions for implementation at both corporate and national level».

Ivanov is confident that a major Russian engineering school and the high level of competence of specialists working in Moscow R&D Lab will allow the lab to become a major research center on the blockchain not only in Russia but also in CIS countries.

We will remind, in August of 2017 Waves Platform in conjunction with the National settlement Depository of Russia (NSD) began working together to create blockchain-platform post-trade service of digital assets.



Weekly market analysis cryptocurrencies and ICO (11-17 Dec 2017)

Information on 17.12.2017 (results for the period from 01.07.2017)[i]


  • Dmitry Kornilov, doctor of economic Sciences, academician of RANS, senior analyst ICOBox
  • Dmitri Zaitsev, candidate of economic Sciences, head of international public relations and the Department of business analysts ICOBox
  • Nikolay Evdokimov, co-founder of ICOBox
  • Michael raitzin, co-founder of ICOBox
  • Anar Babayev, co-founder of ICOBox
  • Daria Generalova, co-founder of ICOBox

The study presents data on dynamics of changes on cryptocurrency market on the market of the ICO in the third and fourth quarter, but the main emphasis is on the analysis of the changes since the beginning of December 2017, including over the past week (11-17.12.2017).

1. A General analysis of the market of cryptocurrencies and assets (per week, month, quarter). Market dynamics

1.1. A General analysis of the market of cryptocurrencies and assets (week, month)

Table. 1.1. Dynamics of capitalization of the stock market and the major currencies with 01.11.2017, 17.12.2017 G.

In the period 1 to 17 December 2017, the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies (Total Market Capitalization) increased by more than 270 billion U.S. dollars, with 305,1 to 579,5 billion USD (as of 17 Dec 2017 00:00 UTC; see table. 1.1).

In Fig. 1. represented as the expectation of the production market futures Bitcoin affected the change in total market capitalization.

The following is the analysis of changes in the demand for money 10 December 2017 before the start of futures trading on Bitcoin at located in Chicago exchange Cboe.

At 00:00 UTC 10.12.2017 G. capitalization of cryptocurrencies was 416,9 billion USD (see table. 1.1). Over the next four hours, the market capitalization fell by more than 50 billion U.S. dollars and 04:00 UTC amounted to 363,6 billion dollars (see Fig. 1), but during the day the market rebounded, and 00:00 UTC 11.12.2017 G. capitalization came back down to 411 billion U.S. dollars. In the days that followed saw a significant increase to 579,5 billion US dollars (in 17.12.2017 G. 00:00 UTC, see table. 1.1, Fig. 1).

Thus, over the past week (11-17.12.2017) the market capitalization has increased by approximately 160 billion U.S. dollars, with an increase of 70 billion US dollars was due to the Bitcoin market capitalization which grew from to 326,1 of 253.8 billion US dollars. The growth of capitalization altcoins for the week amounted to approximately 90 billion US dollars, it increased with up to 253,4 163,1 billion U.S. dollars.

For the period from 10 to 17 December courses Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Litecoin Cash increased by 28.4%, 47,3%, 28.4% and 93,9% respectively.

Last week there was an increase in almost all of the most important altcoins, except IOTA. It should be noted a significant increase in the capitalization of Litecoin and Cardano, who took fifth and sixth places in the list of cryptocurrencies on the level of capitalization. Thus, the course Litecoin in ten days (08-18.12.2017) rose from $98 to $300, i.e., more than three times (Fig. 2). Course Cardano, in turn, in just four days (14 to 18.12.2017) grew 4.5 times, from $0.13 to $0,59 (Fig. 3).

According to Cointelegraph, in the system Terminal Bloomberg added Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC), which allows users in real time analyze their financial performance. At the same time, banks of Japan and South Korea reported on the testing of payments based on blockchain technology Ripple (see table. 1.5). In the Ripple (XRP) per week (11-17.12.2017) have increased three times, from $0.25 to $0.75, and the rate of Ethereum (ETH) increased from $450 to $700.

The appearance on the stock market of new mechanisms of hedging risks of futures contracts, had a positive impact on its dynamics. However, the overall futures trading volume on Bitcoin to Сboe last week was insignificant compared to the total capitalization of the cryptocurrencies. In connection with this interest, how will this affect the bitcoin exchange rate is scheduled for 18 December start of futures trading in the world’s largest Mercantile exchange CME Group. In addition, there was news about the possible launch of futures contracts on Ethereum and Litecoin (see table. 1.5).

On the background of the events and the significant growth of the stock market almost unnoticed were two new hard forks: Super Bitcoin and ECIP 1017 (Fig. 4). On the project website Super Bitcoin it is noted that this hardwork is «experimental». Hardwork ECIP 1017 held in Ethereum Classic, and now, as expected, the total supply of cryptocurrency, thanks to the implementation of deflationary model of monetary policy will be reduced by 20 million units to 210 million.

Recall that the last hardwork Bitcoin, which appeared cryptocurrency Bitcoin Diamond, on 24 November.

The main reasons for the movements leading cryptocurrency over the past week are presented in table. 1.3.

Smith + Crown Index for the period increased significantly from 25 to 34 891 989.

To analyze the activity of trading on the crypto currency exchange is calculated the index of ZAK-n Crypto (see Glossary). Indices ZAK-4 Crypto and ZAK-8 Crypto is presented in table. 1.1, 1.2.and, 1.2.b. So, 14.12.2017, trading volume (Volume 24h) for the four dominant cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple) exceeded 26.7 billion U.S. dollars per day (table. 1.2.a). The index value of the ZAK-4 Crypto was 6.9%, which indicates a very high liquidity and dynamism of the market dominant cryptocurrency.

Table. 1.2.. Daily calculation of the index ZAK-4 Crypto (c 01.12.2017, 17.12.2017)

Trading volumes 24 hour (24h Volume) for the eight dominant cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, IOTA, Cardano) at the end of last week amounted to 20.4 bln US $ (see table 1.2.b), i.e. 4.1% of their market capitalization. More indexes ZAK-4 Crypto and ZAK-8 Crypto considered in the table. 1.2.and 1.2.b.

Table. 1.2.b. Daily calculation of the index ZAK-8 Crypto (extension table 1.2.a)

In table. 1.3 presents the key events of the week (11-17.12.2017), influenced the course of the dominant cryptocurrency and the stock market in General, indicating the nature and extent of their influence.

Table. 1.3. Key events of the week that influenced the course of cryptocurrency 11-17 December 2017

High trading activity (Volume 24h) relative to market capitalization contributes to the volatility of the cryptocurrency market, which can lead to sharp changes in their prices.

The following is an analysis of daily changes in exchange rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash since the beginning of December (table. 1.4.a,b,C).

Table. 1.4.. Daily dynamics of exchange rate, trading volume (Volume 24h) and capitalization of the Bitcoin (BTC) to US dollar (c 01.12.2017, 17.12.2017)

Table. 1.4.b. Daily dynamics of exchange rate, trading volume (Volume 24h) and capitalization of Ethereum (ETH) in relation to the U.S. dollar (c 01.12.2017, 17.12.2017)

17.12.2017, the course of Bitcoin first exceeded $20 000.

Since the beginning of December (01-17.12.2017) the rate of Bitcoin has increased from $10 198,60 to $19 140,80, Ethereum and the price rose from $445,21 to $719,98 (table. 1.4.a,b). Thus the highest rate as Bitcoin ($20 089) and Ethereum ($735,80) was recorded 17.12.2017 g. the Greatest daily fluctuation (Range) of courses Bitcoin ($4 016,50) and Ethereum ($152,80) was observed 08.12.2017 and 12.12.2017, respectively. Thus, courses Bitcoin and Ethereum from the beginning of 2017 grew by 19.17 and 88,12 (see table. 1.4.a,b).

Dynamics of prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Cash Ripple (top-4 of cryptocurrency by capitalization) to December 2017 are presented in Fig. 5, 6, 7, 8.

According to the data shown in Fig. 5, 6, 7, 8, intensive growth of the Bitcoin exchange rate on December 6-7, was accompanied by lower rates of Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash, and the Bitcoin exchange rate correction that took place on December 8 led to a rise in prices Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash. After 11.12.2017 for 2-4 days was an intensive growth rate of the cryptocurrency is presented, and then its correction.

Table. Daily dynamics of exchange rate, trading volume (Volume 24h) and capitalization of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in relation to the U.S. dollar (c 01.12.2017, 17.12.2017)

The General index of the change Bitcoin to Cash August 1, 2017 amounted to 4.9 (the base of the calculation of the adopted rate of $380 at the end of the day 01.08.2017 g), i.e. for the period after hard forks of Bitcoin and new Bitcoin Cash its rate increased by 390%, while the growth rate occurred from the beginning of November. In December, the rate was changed in the range of $1 226,20 to $1 939,90. Now Bitcoin Cash occupies the third position in terms of capitalization, equal to 30.5 billion U.S. dollars.

In table. 1.5 presents a list of events, information about which appeared last week and which can affect the certain cryptocurrency and the market in General.

Table. 1.5. Events that can affect the course of cryptocurrencies in the future

1.2. Market dynamics

Weekly dynamics of the market of cryptocurrencies and assets 02.07.2017, 17.12.2017. presented in the form of diagrams (Fig. 1.1-1.5)*.

Table. 1.6. Symbols and characteristics of the charts

In Fig. Figure 1.1 shows the weekly changes in the cryptocurrency market with 02.07.2017, 17.12.2017 During this period, market capitalization grew from 94,7 to 590,2 billion US dollars and in relation to the beginning of the year the growth was 3 234%. Over the past week (11-17.12.2017) total market capitalization increased from 383 billion U.S. dollars to 590,2 billion USD (as of 17.12.2017).

Despite the substantial increase in the market capitalization of crypto-currencies for the third quarter of 2017 and for the year overall, the market is subject to sharp fluctuations. A significant reduction was observed at week 09-16.07.2017 (-28%) and in the first two weeks of September (03-10.09 and 11-17.09.2017), by 25.2 billion US dollars (-15,1%) and 20.8 billion USD (-15%) respectively. The highest growth in the third quarter was 39% (16-23.07.2017).

Three weeks in a row weekly market capitalisation amounted to about 50 billion U.S. dollars (19.11.2017 to 10.12.2017). Over the past week (11-17.12.2017) total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies increased to a record 207,1 billion US dollars or 54% (including average data per day).

The total number of types of cryptocurrencies and scriptactive on the stock exchange since July has increased from 881 to 1 325. Only for last week their number has increased by 51 1 274 1 325. At the same time for the analyzed period, the average market capitalization of cryptocurrencies and scriptactive increased from 300,6 to 445,4 million dollars.

In the four weeks of October (01-29.10.2017) the cryptocurrency market grew by 23 billion dollars, from 147 to 170 billion US dollars over the next four weeks (30.10-.26.11.2017) it reached 283 billion US dollars, i.e. has increased by 113 billion dollars. For the first two weeks of December (27.11-10.12.2017 g), it increased by another 100 billion U.S. dollars, up to 383 billion US dollars (average value on 10.12.2017).

Last week (11-17.12.2017) was characterized by very significant growth of the market of 54%, with most of the increase was due to the altcoins. The share of Bitcoin during this time decreased from 60.9% to 56.3%.

In General, the stock market has grown significantly, its market capitalization since the beginning of the year increased 33%, from 17.7 to 590,2 billion US dollars (17.12.2017).

2. General market analysis ICO (week, month)

2.1. Market overview, news for the week

  • Against the founders of the project Tezos filed another class action
  • Class-Action Suit Targets the ICO Promoted By Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
  • Kik goes on with Ethereum Stellar
  • Kickstarter ICO? Don’t Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader
  • Mexican Authorities Call ICOs Illegal, Risky Cryptocurrencies
  • On Indiegogo you can now run ICO
  • Your Utility Token ICO Is Probably a Securities Offering: SEC Chairman

2.2. Aggregated indicators of the dynamics and efficiency of the market the past (completed, ompleted) ICO

To assess the dynamics and efficiency of the market is successfully finished and/or released to the stock exchange ICO offers a set of tools (see table. 2.1).

Table. 2.1. Tools to assess the efficiency of the market is successfully finished and/or released to the stock exchange ICO

Table. 2.2. Aggregated indicators of the dynamics and efficiency of the market the past (completed Completed) ICO4

The data from the beginning of December (01-10.12.2017) adjusted to reflect the appearance of more complete information on revised ICO. In the end, the total amount of attracted funds amounted to is 304.2 million US dollars. Last week (11-17.12.2017) the amounts of fees by the ICO amounted 345,9 million dollars. This amount consists of the results of 18 completed the most successful ICO, the greatest amount of fees amounted to approximately 60 million U.S. dollars (ICO Nebulas). Average borrowed funds for one project are equal to 19.2 billion U.S. dollars. More detailed data on 18 major ICO the last week are presented in table. 2.5.

2.3. Aggregated indicators to assess the market for existing and planned (Active, Planned) ICO

Table. 2.3. Aggregated indicators to assess the market for existing and planned (Active, Planned) ICO

The number of projects engaged in (Active) ICO is 17.12.2017 G. 269. At the moment there is information about at least 267 ICO scheduled after 17.12.2017 year, of which next week is planned the beginning of carrying out at least 10 ICO.

2.4. Quantitative analysis of the market ICO

1. The amount of attracted funds and the number of ICO

Table. 2.4. The amount of attracted funds and the number of ICO

Table. 2.4 shows that the largest number of funds was drawn by the ICO in June 2017. In the same month, the average number of funds (Average funds collected) one ICO made up of 33.17 million dollars.

Data over the past week (11-17.12.2017) may be subject to adjustment as information on fees completed ICO will be revised.

2. Top ICO

Table. 2.5. Top 18 ICO on volume of attracted funds (11.12-17.12.2017)

In table. 2.5 presents the top-18 successfully completed ICO for the past week (11-17.12.2017). The leader was a project Nebulas, which is a decentralized search platform for blockchain. ICO built on the principles of value of information, self-development and stimulation, in addition, the project will be implemented and traditional instruments: smart contracts, domain name system, purses, etc.

In Fig. 2.2 ten largest ICO, culminating in last week of December 2017.

3. Top ICO in separate categories

The ICO list of top categories based on the categories of ICO leaders weeks.

Table. 2.6. Top 10 ICO on volume of attracted funds in the category Infrastructure

In table. 2.6 presents the top 10 ICO in the category of Infrastructure. Almost all of these projects were implemented in 2017. The largest value in terms of «Efficiency» (Token Performance), i.e. the best relation Price Current Token to the Token Sale Price is 8,53 x belongs to the ICO and EOS. Its market capitalization currently amounts to more than 4.6 billion U.S. dollars.

The ratings of ICO in the categories of Finance and Gaming & VR are presented below.

Table. 2.7. Top 10 ICO on volume of attracted funds in the category Finance

At the moment in the category Finance in terms of «Efficiency» (Token Performance), all projects of the top 10 have values from 1x to 6.8 X. One of the most successful ICO in terms of attracted funds and the process of going public can be considered KyberNetwork project, because this project has a relationship to the Current Token Price of Token Sale Price is 6.8 x. When considering this indicator should take into account the timing of completion of ICO KyberNetwork (15.09.2017 g), i.e. growth of 6.8% occurred in approximately 3 months, and market capitalization KyberNetwork currently exceeded 370 million US dollars.

Table. 2.8. Top 10 ICO on volume of attracted funds in the category Gaming & VR

In table. 2.8 presents the top 10 ICO in the category Gaming & VR. Half of the presented projects is selling tokens on cryptomeria. The capitalization of the category leader by volume of attracted funds ICO, project, MobileGO is currently 65.5 million US dollars.

During last period (from 11 to 17.12.2017) ICO has successfully completed 18 projects, each of which attracted more than 100 thousand U.S. dollars, the total amount of attracted funds amounted to no less than 345,9 million dollars. Leader of the week was the Nebulas project (60 million USD). The volume of funds for a number of ICO has not reached the level of 100 thousand USD (for individual project details to be confirmed).


Key concepts Definition
Initial coin offering, ICO (initial coin offer, initial placement of coins) Form of collective support for innovative technological projects, a variety of sales and attract new supporters through the primary offer coins for future holders in the form of a blockchain-based cryptocurrency (tokens) and scriptaction.
Market capitalization (Rwalking down market capitalization ) The value of the object calculated based on the current market (stock) prices. It is a financial measure used to evaluate total cost of market-based instruments, actors and markets. [Source:].
Cryptocurrency market capitalization as Total market value traded in the cryptocurrency market.
Total cryptocurrency market capitalization as Market capitalization of crypto-currencies and assets, i.e. the total market value of traded cryptocurrencies and assets.
Token reward The effectiveness of token (current token price of / the price of a token at the time of the ICO), i.e. the reward of one dollar invested in the token.
Dominance Market share, i.e. the ratio of the capitalization of cryptocurrencies (the token) to total market capitalization. Expressed as a percentage.
Token sale price

Current token price

The price of a token at the time of the ICO.

The current price of a token.

Not Mineable


The coin is not manitsa (from the English. mining). Refers to a crypto currency (tokens) which have no function hashing or not produced in the mining process.
Premined Remaininga coin. Refers to a crypto currency (tokens) which are produced in the mining process, but a certain amount of coins (tokens) was created and distributed to defined users when the project starts.
The rate of market increase (in % to the beginning of the year) The growth rate of market (% YTD), i.e. how much % of the market capitalization increased relative to the beginning of the year.
The growth rate of the market (in % to the beginning of the year) The market growth rate (% YTD), i.e. how many times has changed the market capitalization relative to the beginning of the year.
Increase in market capitalization (in million USD compared to previous period) The increase rynochnoi capitalization of cryptocurrencies and assets (in millions of U.S. dollars the previous period), i.e., how many million dollars of change in the market capitalization for the period.
The rate of market increase (in % compared to previous period) The growth rate of the market (in % to previous period), i.e. how much % the market capitalization has increased over the period.
The market growth rate (in % compared to previous period) The market growth rate (in % to previous period), i.e. how many times the increased market capitalization relative to previous period.
Number of cryptocurrencies and digital assets The number of crypto-currencies and assets. At the time of formation of the Glossary of the market turned more than 1070 species of crypto-currencies and assets.
Average market capitalization as The average market capitalization, i.e. the ratio of market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies and assets to their number.
Token return Indicator of the effectiveness of funds spent on the purchase of tokens, or the ratio of the current price of the token and the sale price of the token, i.e. the efficiency of investment of one dollar in tokens at the stage of sale of tokens, with their subsequent sale on the crypto currency exchange for US dollars.
ETH reward – current dollar value of $1 spent on buying tokens during the token sale An alternative indicator of the effectiveness of funds spent on the purchase of tokens in the period of the ICO, or the ratio of the current rate of ETH to his course at the beginning of the sale of token-ICO, ie if one dollar were not invested in the ICO and at ETH in his course at the beginning of the sale of tokens, and then sold at the current rate of ETH.
BTC reward– current dollar value of $1 spent on buying tokens during the token sale Similar to the previous: an Alternative indicator of the effectiveness of funds spent on the purchase of tokens in the period of the ICO, if one dollar was invested in BTC at the exchange rate at the beginning of ICO, and then sold at the current rate BTC.
Token/ETH reward The ratio of economic benefits/losses of the market participant in connection with the purchase of tokens at the stage of the ICO to the possible investment in ETH. If the value is > 1, then the market participant has achieved greater effectiveness of investments spent on tokens than if he invested in bitcoin ETH.
Token/BTC reward The ratio of economic benefits/losses of the market participant in connection with the purchase of tokens at the stage of the ICO to the possibility of investing in BTC. If the value is > 1, then the market participant has achieved greater effectiveness of investments spent on tokens than if it invested in cryptocurrency BTC.
ZAK-n Crypto index The index is calculated as a percentage and represents the ratio of the volume of trades (deals) at cryptocurrency exchange per day (24h Volume) at the n dominant cryptocurrency to the sum of their market capitalization.

When calculating the index, ZAK-4 Crypto takes into account four dominant cryptocurrency with the highest market capitalization – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Ripple Cash.

When calculating the index ZAK-8 Crypto takes into account the trading volume and market capitalization of eight of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin, DASH, Cardano and IOTA.

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Bittrex has changed the rules of placing orders

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has made changes in rules of placing orders. She announced this on the mailing list for the customers.

Under the new rules, Bittrex will delete all warrants created more than 28 days ago. This change came into force on 25 November.

«As we have said in the past, many of these orders deprived of reasonable expectations that someday they will be fulfilled, and only clog up books of orders,» – said in a statement.

Bittrex will also increase the minimum allowable amount for placing the order with 50 thousand to 100 thousand Satoshi. This change will be launched in the next two weeks.

Another innovation is the increase in the minimum step change in the price value. Currently it is 1 Satoshi. In the coming weeks, minimum tick will be changed by 0.1% from the current price of the asset. For example, Ethereum is trading at a price 0.0577 Bitcoin. Under the new rules, the Bid and Ask prices may be exhibited with a deviation of 0.0001 from the current rate of ETH.

At the end of the message Bittrex stressed that actively prevents any type of manipulation of the market, including Pump group. In accordance with the terms of service, the exchange will suspend and close all accounts involved in this activity and to notify the appropriate authorities.

Recall that earlier this week Bittrex opened trading on Bitcoin Gold.


Berkeley plan by using ICO to solve the problems of the unemployed

Berkeley (CA) are considering the possibility of the ICO to raise funds for solving urgent problems of the city, for example, increasing homelessness and lack of affordable housing. In 2017 there were more than 1 thousand of homeless people, which is 17% more than in 2015, and 43% more than in 2009.

The Deputy of city Council of Berkeley , Ben Bartlett (Ben Bartlett) believes that the creation of a private financial mechanism can play a key role in ensuring the viability of the city in the era of the current President of the United States. The idea of holding ICO was a reaction to endorsed by Donald trump tax reform, which could adversely affect the construction of affordable housing in the country.

Together with the mayor of the city, FINTECH startup Neighborly and blockchain laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Bartlett has already started work on the ICO strategy for the city. Considering the idea of providing tokens in municipal bonds.

After going through all taps approval the ICO can already take place in may this year. It is assumed that tokens of the city administration can be used for payments in shops and restaurants, as well as payment of rent.

Recall that in 2017 the total amount raised during the ICO funds in the United States exceeded $4 billion.


The network bitcoin transaction is recorded on 199 000 BTC

3 December bitcoin was carried out the transaction in the amount of 66 233 BTC. The two addresses moved 66 452 66 378 BTC BTC. One of the first movement was noticed by the reviewers CryptoPotato.

Note that the address of the recipient divided the amount into portions according 660,33 BTC, 662,52 661,78 BTC and BTC respectively. All these split transactions have been translated into address format bech32.

However, each of the addresses of the recipients, also made a transaction in the amount of 200 BTC to three different addresses. At the moment, last collected at 8000 BTC.

  • 1FUBESNxB2JkyXPc4o9wwoGt158DC9A8dj;
  • 1Jc7vYQHCnmdyhbpcv5o3pYtUbH6Sk139z;
  • 1Gjkd1hwrJxM9h5Sj1W5bfEN6km1qkVCg4.

New browser blocks from the company Blockstream has also allowed the tracking of transactions on the address format bech32.

Each serving of BTC at 660, 661 and 662 BTC BTC were divided into an equal number of transactions for 10 BTC or 100 BTC + BTC 60, 62 or 61 BTC BTC. In the end, fragmented amount again combined on a single address:

  • 1DTmjcZo3MMH9MscHizTLjrUxnvwvSLdf7;
  • 1Djs2VyBVr6MYNcGVaHAr8B3N1mViS5yoo;
  • 13nwifHUz5ZfHuQhk5ETJ4BhmqbuQdvTfp;
  • 1MYv4C4hZ7hC5sbHrPkzvmNoozQgnHKeau.

Each of the above accounts, now contains 8,000 BTC.

It is noteworthy that before to carry out the initial transaction of 66 000 BTC, three received minor translations from addresses «the Bitcoin buy or sell JUBTC.COM».

On request in Google, you can find the entry on the forum published by the user JuBTC 26 Oct.

«We are pleased to announce the launch of jubtc. It’s OTC platform. I am your personal Manager Elva».

Also, the user provided data messenger WeChat, the Chinese and Russian phone numbers. ForkLog contacted representatives of the platform at the contact information, but JuBTC declined to comment on the transaction at 199 thousand bitcoins.

We will remind, in August the movement reached 111 114 BTC, once distributed by an unknown user exchange MtGox at dozens of locations.


The Supreme court of Chile has recognized the blocking of the accounts of the crypto currency exchange Orionx legitimate

The Supreme court of Chile rejected the appeal of representatives of cryptocurrency exchanges Orionx on the blocking of accounts platform from the state Bank Banco Estado, according to local newspaper Emol.

The Supreme court ruled that Banco Estado has not violated the provisions of the Constitution and closed the account Orionx on legal grounds. The court decision also says that cryptocurrencies are not tangible expressions or internal values, and are not controlled by the government. In this regard, the judge noted, the Bank is unable to know anything about the financial activities of the exchange Orionx and its customers, which in turn prevents financial institutions to comply with the legal norms.

In addition, the judge said that the cryptocurrency is used for illegal activities, particularly money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

The Supreme court’s decision is fundamentally different from the July to the Appellate court of Santiago. Then the court ruled that the decision on closure of the account was a violation of the right to equality before the law. The judge added that using in their activities of cryptocurrency business is not necessarily associated with the crime.

We will remind, in early April, Chilean banks Corpbanca Itau, Bank of Nova Scotia and Banco del Estado de Chile without explanation blocked the account of the three cryptocurrency exchanges Buda, Crypto MKT, Orionx. In this regard, the exchange filed an appeal.

In may a Chilean court for the protection of free competition (TDLC) has issued a decision in favor Cryptomkt and Buda, requiring banks to recover the account of the exchanges during the investigation.


Willy Wu: in 2018 bitcoin is much healthier than in 2014

Known in krypterade investor, trader and analyst Willy Wu (Willy Woo) believes that correction of bitcoin in 2018 will not repeat the collapse that occurred in 2014.

According to Wu, the current structure of the market of cryptocurrency exchanges is significantly different from what it was four years ago.

In 2014, bitcoin has survived the worst correction in the history. The price of bitcoin has fallen by 90% and remained low for several years until 2017.

Historically, the bitcoin was required from one to two years to recover after major corrections. On this basis, some experts believe that cryptocurrency will not be able to resume its growth by the end of 2018.

While Wu notes that in 2014, the BTC correction was reinforced by the bankruptcy of the largest exchange Mt.Gox, which at that time occupied a dominant position on the market of bitcoin is to the site accounted for 90% of world trade BTC for extremely weak systems of internal control and almost absent security measures.

In the end, Mt.Gox hacked for a billion dollars and declared bankruptcy, the stock market collapsed, and it took bitcoin two years to recover.

In 2018, the market situation is different, but bitcoin is much healthier than in 2014, according to Wu.

«Another look at long-term recovery. Bearish sentiment in 2014-2015 contributed to the purification of the collapse of Mt.Gox, where trading 90% of the world total. Plus 1/8 of all bitcoins were stolen. Plus inflating prices using Willybot. In the system plan 2018 bitcoin is much healthier than bitcoin in 2014.»

February BTC tested the level of $6 000 three times and all three attempts the price of the cryptocurrency did not fall below $5 500. This suggests that the bear market is gradually eroding.

In addition, in August, the volatility of bitcoin prices is the lowest in the last 14 months. This is consistent with the trend according to which bitcoin remains stable for approximately two months before a major rally in upward direction.

Market conditions in 2018 is fundamentally different than in 2014. Besides in the market there are variables, such as the possible approval of a bitcoin ETF, which is able to instantly change the trend of movement of the main cryptocurrencies, said Wu.

Recall that according to the founder and a partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets Pompliano Anthony (Anthony Pompliano), this year the price of bitcoin could fall to $3000. The founder of hedge Fund Morgan Creek Capital Management mark Yusko (Mark Yusko), based on a model in which the cycles of the parabolic rise and fall follow one another, a month ago said that bitcoin could rise to $500 thousand per unit for 6 years.


The creators of Litecoin and Monero launch the web series «the Magic criptography»

Came the first episode of the web series «the Magic cryptography», created by four like-minded people: the developer of Litecoin Charlie Lee (Charlie Lee), the Creator of Monero Ricardo’s Spanie (Riccardo Spagni), CEO of Pixelmatic Samson Mo (Samson Mow) and bitcoin enthusiast Whale Panda.

Each of the represented person has his own animated character – one of the team magic cryptograpy, which are the main characters of the series just like real presenters of the podcast. So, Charlie appears before the audience in the form of a chicken that Ricardo – in the image of a pony, Samson – in the form of a lion, and Whale Panda – surprise! – in the image of the Panda. Fun animated screensaver is preceded by a fairly serious 49 minute story dedicated to the discussion of topical issues of the crypto community. It is expected that the new series will come out once a month.

The first series of «Magic cryptocracy» was well received, receiving a number of positive responses from almost 2.5 million followers on Twitter and nearly 800 hits in the first two hours after the premiere.

The main objective of the project is to raise awareness of the crypto community, discuss pressing issues, and dialogue with enthusiasts blockchain technology. The creators of the program stress that I Express only my subjective opinion and vision, and remind us that only in a dispute and joint discussion the truth is born.

However, you can watch the first series of «Magic cryptograpy» and decide whether to wait for the continuation of the series:


Deloitte: blockchain technology could revolutionize retail

One of the largest accounting firms Deloitte argues that integration of the blockchain in the retail trade and industry of consumer goods (CPG) could revolutionize the industry.

This conclusion experts of the company made in the report entitled New tech on the block. In it they reviewed the 50 use of the blockchain in both industries according to three General categories of business — to-consumer, supply chain, payments and contracts. They also calculated the payoff for the added value according to the criteria of Deloitte.

The study identified four areas in retail and CPG, where the blockchain has the potential smoothing pain points of industries. In the short term, the greatest potential for using DLT-technology for tracking supply chains. In addition, the blockchain can improve compliance management, flexibility and relationship management with stakeholders, experts noted Deloitte.

“For decision makers, it is important to understand which areas of the value chain will benefit most from new technologies and how easy to implement”, — said the partner in technology consulting at Deloitte Steve Clark (Steve Larke).

The researchers came to the conclusion that companies in both industries have to quickly implement a blockchain to keep up with competitors. However, it is necessary to assess the areas in which new technology can bring the greatest benefit, before investing in it, said experts of Deloitte.

We will remind that earlier the company conducted a survey of representatives of companies operating in the financial, technology and medical fields. According to the results, 43% of respondents cited critical for their companies, the introduction of blockchain technology.


A pop-up notice about cookies distributed mining script

Free script used by owners of sites for pop-up notifications on the use of cookies, rasprostranen mining script for mining cryptocurrency, Monero. The script was discovered by an independent expert Willem de Groot (Willem de Groot) on the site of the largest in the Netherlands, supermarket chain Albert Heijn.

After analyzing the JavaScript files of the website, de Groot found the file cookiescript.min.js downloaded from The service generates a block of code that users are then implementing in their sites. As it turned out, one of it loaded with the JavaScript file contains the miner Crypto-Loot, allowing mine cryptocurrency Monero users.

It seems that the administrators Cookie Consent, the owners of the domain became aware of the presence of the miner, as now in the Builder pop-UPS no more of it. However, the service itself is still using the old version of the script containing Crypto-Loot.

Recall, from 26 may 2012 the EU has a law requiring website owners should notify their visitors that the site uses cookies and to obtain their consent to the recording of cookies on your device. From this date, the sites that do not meet the requirements of the law, can be fined £500 000. For the convenience of webmasters in the EU there were free services such as to quickly integrate the required statutory warning on almost every site.

Last week Willem de Groot found that almost 2500 of the Internet stores are engaged in the mining of cryptocurrencies through the browsers of unsuspecting users. These sites run on outdated software, making them vulnerable to hacking. The attackers then use the access resource to add code that uses the CPU and electricity users for mining Monero.