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Wednesday June 24, 2020 1 USD (US Dollar) is 106.758012 of JPY (Japanese Yen) .
Remember to always trade using a reputable broker. It’s also possible to apply many forex concepts to cryptocurrency trading.
Forex trading is inherently risky and there are countless forex pairs to choose from. The only way to make a profit from forex trading is to understand how the market works. Luckily for you the Born2Invest forex team has collated some forex trading tips to get you started.
Forex trades are always made using currency pairs. Whenever you buy one currency you are selling another. In every pair there is a base currency, for example USD (US Dollar) and a quote currency, which would be JPY (Japanese Yen).
The price of a currency pair represents the amount of quote currency, or JPY (Japanese Yen), that you will need to spend in order to purchase a single unit of USD (US Dollar), the base currency. So using the current example you would need to spend 106.758012 of JPY (Japanese Yen) in order to purchase 1 USD (US Dollar).
Forex pairs fall into three categories; the majors, the commodity currencies, and the cross currencies:
Cryptocurrency trading shares many similarities to forex trading. Specifically the concepts of currency pairs and high price volatility. That being said there are some key differences. Cryptocurrencies don’t operate like fiat currency and many are tied to a project or product. The crypto market is also highly unregulated, which makes it inherently risky compared to trading forex.
Additionally most cryptocurrency trades happen on exchanges. These are generally unregulated and come with a certain degree of risk that many investors would find unacceptable. One alternative is to trade using a CFD broker which allows crypto pairings, but this means you will not directly own and cryptocurrency you buy.
21Shares Lists Its Key ETPs in GBP to Further Widen Market Participation
Under strict embargo until 24 June 2020 at 08:30 CET
24 June 2020 Zurich | London – 21Shares AG, the leading issuer of crypto ETPs is officially listing its 21Shares Bitcoin ETP (ISIN: CH0454664001 – BBG: ABTC SW), 21Shares Ethereum (ISIN CH0454664027 BBG: AETH SW) and signature crypto basket index HODL (ISIN CH0445689208 , BBG HODL SW) in GBP on the Swiss SIX Exchange on June 30th 2020. According to senior management, the “reducing FX conversion costs by listing in key European currencies is an additional item of its strategy to widen market participation”.
The Bitcoin ETP (ABTC) has now been listed and trading for over 18 months which has helped lead the market in gaining institutional acceptance for investing easily and securely into digital assets using conventional brokers. It was the first to list on a regulated stock exchange, the SIX Swiss Exchange and benefits from a cost-effective annual management fee of 1.49% which makes it one of the cheapest crypto ETPs on the market. According to client feedback, expanding market participation further, specifically amongst UK-based investors, required a listing in local currency. This removes the cost of high and unpleasant FX conversion fees, as well as access restriction limitations where brokers cannot settle in foreign currency in domestic markets.
Laurent Kssis, Managing Director, 21Shares AG said: “Expanding market participation is one of our core focuses. As we already list our crypto ETPs in USD, CHF and EUR, it was only natural to add GBP. This opens up our institutional-grade crypto ETPs to all UK investors with access and connectivity to the SIX Swiss Exchange.”
Charlie Morris, Chairman of UK based Bytetree said: “We are excited by the news of a GBP listing for 21Shares successful crypto ETPs. This will give UK clients more choice by which they can access this emerging asset class with the reassurance of doing so via a regulated European exchange, which is a key factor raised by many institutional investors like us!”
The GBP listings come at a time where demand by UK investors is accelerating. Investors have indicated that engineering crypto products in a structure that they are familiar with (i.e. ETP) is a key factor when allocation 1-2% of their portfolios in alternative assets classes.
There is an array of products available for institutional investors to purchase Bitcoin. Exchange Traded Products are ideally suited for investors looking for security and cost-effective access compared to other available structures due to its most prominent characteristics being fully collaterised, quoted by independent market makers, and offer full creation/redemption mechanism at the prevailing NAV price.It makes them ideal for larger ticket sizes and removes price premiums, which are a critical shortcoming in the industry.
21Shares was also honored in May 2020 as the winner of the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020 for ‘“Most Innovative Crypto Product” which recognized and celebrated the best breed of crypto issuers from across the global financial industry.
About 21Shares 21Shares makes investing in crypto assets as easy as buying shares using your conventional broker or bank. Investors can invest in cryptocurrencies using a conventional ETP structure (or tracker) easily, with total confidence and security, cost effectively thanks to the 21Shares suite of ETPs launched by 21Shares and now composed of 11 Crypto ETPs : the 21Shares Crypto Basket Index ETP (HODL:SW), 21Shares Bitcoin (ABTC:SW), 21Shares Ethereum (AETH:SW), 21Shares XRP (AXRP:SW), 21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETP (ABCH:SW), 21Shares Binance ETP (ABNB:SW), 21Shares Tezos ETP (AXTZ:SW), 21shares Bitcoin Suisse ETP (ABBA:SW), 21Shares Bitwise 10 ETP (KEYS:SW), Sygnum Platform Winners Index ETP (MOON:SW) and 21Shares Short Bitcoin ETP (SBTC:SW). The entire suite is listed on a regulated framework on the official market of SIX Swiss Exchange, BX Swiss and some on Boerse Stuttgart in CHF, USD and EUR respectively. Founded in 2018, 21Shares is led by a team of talented serial entrepreneurs and experienced banking professionals from the technology and financial world. Incorporated in Zug, with offices in Zurich, Berlin and New York, the company has launched several world firsts, including the first listed crypto index (HODL) in November 2018. 21Shares has 11 crypto ETPs listed today and has over $60 million in AuM in total listed.
Press Contact 21Shares Laurent Kssis +41 44 260 8660 [email protected]
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Gold Backed Digital currency launched in UAE for GCC
IBMC Financial Professionals Group, an internationally recognized financial services institution and business consultants, has joined hands with US Gold Currency Inc and Blockfills to bring the world’s first monetary gold-backed digital gold currency to India. The currency is also being simultaneously introduced in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Middle East and Africa.
For this, IBMC, which has presence in India, has partnered exclusively with US Gold Currency Inc, the issuer of the US Gold digital currency, and Blockfills, the transaction platform provider. Each US Gold digital currency is backed by US American Eagle one ounce (33.931 gram) gold coin, minted by US Federal Agency, US Mint. The holders of the currency can redeem their digital assets as physical gold coin or in US dollars anywhere in the world.
IBMC is introducing the digital asset to customers ranging from retail and corporate investors, banks, financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds to treasuries and asset management companies.
The US Gold digital currency was launched on June 22 from Dubai at a specially designed IBMC Hybrid Event by H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Hamed, Chairman of IBMC Financial Professionals Group and Mr Sajith Kumar PK, CEO & Managing Director of IBMC Financial Professionals Group, with the virtual presence of officials from the US Gold Currency, Asia-Africa Development Council, GSEF and Blockfills USA.
“We have seen significant demand for gold and USG is an innovative and unique digital currency backed by the American Eagle one ounce gold coin. Today’s global economic climate has further increased that demand at the institutional and retail levels. We are very happy to join hands with US Gold Currency and Blockfills in bringing the world’s first monetary gold-backed digital gold asset to India in addition to the GCC, Middle East and African markets,” said Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Hamed.
Consumers and businesses benefit from a secure digital asset token that is not subject to the volatile swings of the markets, and from the opportunity to easily exchange their digital currency into a tangible asset, monetary gold coins produced by the US Mint. A customer can login with a secured user ID and password on the trading platform for buying and redeeming the coins. With the launch of the digital gold currency, investors in India will have the significant opportunity to reduce the cost of their transactions as well as have the flexibility of time for making payments.
“Tackling the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch of the Digital Gold Currency will enable companies in developing countries settle their inter-company transactions without paying extortionate fees,” said Dr. Abdul Dewale Mohammed, Deputy Director General, Asia-Africa Development Council. “As a vital transport currency, it will to a large extent help reduce and eliminate risks in business,” he added.
Larry Debry, Director US Gold Currency, said: “We are honored to be working with the leaders of IBMC and their esteemed team of professionals. Gold has been one of the most significant legacy asset classes throughout history. Just as everyone has written gold off, saying it is outdated and no longer relevant, US Gold Currency created the USG forming a futuristic and modern gold asset class for the 21st Century by marrying monetary gold with the Blockchain. USG is the ‘real’ digital gold.”
Each USGold token (USG) is backed 1:1 with an underlying physical gold coin, the US American Eagle, which is created and distributed by the US Mint. Therefore, USG token holders can redeem their tokens physically for gold coins, should they choose to forego the digital asset in their wallet. Token holders can also sell the USG on the open market through various digital asset exchanges or through Blockfills in exchange for US Dollars. USG can also be converted into several other digital assets, including BTC, ETH, USDT and more.
The US government division, the US Mint, sets the price of the underlying physical gold coin once per week, on Wednesdays. USG pricing follows this publicly available government set price.
“IBMC Financial Professionals Group is always committed to introducing innovative and credible services to the investing public. USG is easy to handle without customs barriers, easy to hold without any country restrictions, paying insurance cost or storage charges. USG is US regulated and fully online with easy account opening and operating procedures, enabling customers to avail all services of USG from their homes or office, which of course is an added advantage in the current and post COVID-19 pandemic period,” said Mr. Sajith Kumar PK, CEO & Managing Director, IBMC Financial Professionals Group.
“The professional team of US Gold Currency, IBMC Group and Blockfills will pave the strong network and base of the innovative digital asset ecosystem and fiat pairings to generations,” added Mr. Sajith Kumar.
Blockfills, a global leader in liquidity provision of digital assets for professionals and institutions and leading institutional market makers, provide liquidity for the USG Digital Gold Currency.
USG is backed by US Monetary Gold Coin and ensures true value currency. All classes of investors, including exchanges, treasuries, banks, financial institutions, corporates, HNIs and retail investors are permitted to invest in USG. USG, the Blockchain Security Verified Currency by the authority, CertiK, USA partnering with IBM and Ethereum Foundation, will also ensure the credibility and security of USG.
“IBMC Financial Professionals, having strong market presence in GCC, Middle East, India and Africa, is ready to place USG to customers through the IBMC Global Network. IBMC’s market reach and network will ensure adequate support and services to our global retail and institutional customers,” said Mr. Anoop PS, CBO and Executive Director, IBMC Financial Professionals Group.
“Bringing the USG Digital Asset Currency to the public markets is a result of the great partnership that we have with US Gold Currency and IBMC. Over the past year, we experienced a growing demand for gold as a digital asset. Today’s global economic climate has further increased that demand. We look forward to building a thriving business through our valued partnership with IBMC and US Gold,” said Mike Pearson, Senior Vice President, BlockFills, USA.
The IBMC Hybrid event was virtually attended by Mr. Mark Bensen, Founder, US Gold Currency, USA, Mr. Lawrence S Debry, Principal, US Gold Currency, USA, Dr. Abdul Dewale Mohammed, Deputy Director General, Asia-Africa Development Council, Executive Chairman ASGON, GSEF, UK, a Signatory to United Nations Global Compact, Mr. Mike Pearson, Vice President, Blockfills, USA, and Mr. Anoop PS, CBO & ED, IBMC Financial Professionals Group.
Author: Source: IBMC financials press release
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Why the PayPal and Venmo Bitcoin Report is Much Bigger Than You Realize
Rumors that PayPal and Venmo are poised to offer direct sales of Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, made headlines yesterday.
There has been no official confirmation from PayPal yet. But the news coming from several different sources, in conjunction with a recruitment drive for blockchain engineers, have heightened expectations.
A look at the peer-to-peer payment space sees intensifying competition. Firms like Cash App, Circle Pay, Wirex, Robinhood, and Revolut, are all competing for similar markets. All of those listed provide crypto on/off boarding.
Taking that into account, it seems fiscally irresponsible for PayPal not to incorporate cryptocurrency within its business model.
What’s more, should these rumors come to fruition, it would represent a stunning 180-degree turn for the company.
Not so long ago, former PayPal CEO, Bill Harris was less than complimentary towards Bitcoin. He labeled it as “the greatest scam in history,” while claiming that it’s simply a mechanism to transfer wealth from the ill-informed to internet scammers.
2018 – PayPal CEO claims that Bitcoin is a scam
2020 – PayPal and Venmo to offer #Bitcoin purchases
Never listen to what people say – see what they dohttps://t.co/Zb3DYgyBvl
— Ivan on Tech (@IvanOnTech) June 23, 2020
However, as is often the case, the competition has forced the market leader to reconsider its position. With that in mind, despite the smear campaign set upon it, cryptocurrency is demonstrating evidence of its inevitability.
The road to mass adoption, which is needed for a trillion-dollar market cap, has been long and painful. But the possibility of fintech giant, PayPal offering direct sales of Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, represents a huge boost in that respect.
PayPal was one of the first electronic payment platforms, and as of Q1 2020 had 325 million active users, and a 17% year on year growth.
Active PayPal accounts graph from Statista
PayPal owned Venmo is no slouch either. According to Ryze Research, it has 50 million active users, which is a figure on par with banking giant JP Morgan Chase.
Between them, this makes up a potential pool of 375 million users buying and selling cryptocurrency. Crunching the numbers, crypto Youtuber @TheCryptoLark commented that this puts a whole new spin on the Bitcoin scarcity argument.
However, what remains unclear at this time is how PayPal and Venmo could in tandem incorporate Bitcoin and cryptocurrency within their respective business strategies.
As pointed out by Ryze Research, Venmo is primarily used by consumers as a peer-to-peer app. While PayPal is used for remittances and eCommerce. The incorporation of cryptocurrency on both platforms would muddy these distinct business models.
Ryze Research believes bringing cryptocurrency to both platforms would simply enhance their existing strategies.
“Though initial functionality will just be buys and sells, Bitcoin could augment all three consumer use cases for both PayPal and Venmo.”
While the likes of Cash App etc. are snapping at the heels of PayPal, PayPal still dwarfs the competition in terms of revenue.
Last year, PayPal turned over $17.7 billion, up 15% from 2018’s $15.45 billion revenue. More importantly, it has experienced year on year growth since its inception in 2010.
Compared to Cash App’s revenue of $1.11 billion in 2019, of which $589 million came from Bitcoin sales, it’s clear that PayPal dominants the e-payment sector.
And while the move has yet to be officially confirmed, PayPal executives cannot continue to ignore Bitcoin if they want to remain on top.
Author: By TeamMMG
Blockchain Surges Forward
Crypto’s Upward Trend
Poised for Growth
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Ideal Partnerships Drive Profitability
“We have achieved considerable growth and hit several major milestones in the last three years, consistently growing our staff and honing our expertise along the way,” said Bit5ive CEO Robert Collazo. “It is important that we continue innovating and be over par with industry demand from every aspect.”
Bright Forecast for Crypto
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