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Default English word list

Alright so, I took the default database from there https://skribbliohints.github.io/ and with the help of html, I extracted the words to a list separated by commas. It's useful when you want to translate those words into your native language.
Word of advice, when using google translate, do not put all words at once there, it can rapidly worsen the translation.
(And there is a last thing. Their algorithm of picking only custom words is not working really good, at least for me. Meaning that I often get duplicates, despite having a list this big and without duplicates. I'm still trying to find some solution to this, so if somebody is experiencing this as well, share the knowledge please, I will do the same.)
SOLUTION: Thanks for the reply from PepegaWR who identified the cause. I also tested it and there seems to be a custom words limit of 5000 characters. The easiest way in my opinion is to shuffle the words before each session to minimize the impact. Also thanks to the flynger who had the same idea before me :)
Finally, here it is, enjoy the scribbling ^^ :

ABBA, AC/DC, Abraham Lincoln, Adidas, Africa, Aladdin, America, Amsterdam, Android, Angelina Jolie, Angry Birds, Antarctica, Anubis, Apple, Argentina, Asia, Asterix, Atlantis, Audi, Australia, BMW, BMX, Bambi, Band-Aid, Barack Obama, Bart Simpson, Batman, Beethoven, Bible, Big Ben, Bill Gates, Bitcoin, Black Friday, Bomberman, Brazil, Bruce Lee, Bugs Bunny, Canada, Capricorn, Captain America, Cat Woman, Cerberus, Charlie Chaplin, Chewbacca, China, Chinatown, Christmas, Chrome, Chuck Norris, Colosseum, Cookie Monster, Crash Bandicoot, Creeper, Croatia, Cuba, Cupid, DNA, Daffy Duck, Darwin, Darwin Watterson, Deadpool, Dexter, Discord, Donald Duck, Donald Trump, Dora, Doritos, Dracula, Dumbo, Earth, Easter, Easter Bunny, Egypt, Eiffel tower, Einstein, Elmo, Elon Musk, Elsa, Eminem, England, Europe, Excalibur, Facebook, Family Guy, Fanta, Ferrari, Finn, Finn and Jake, Flash, Florida, France, Frankenstein, Fred Flintstone, Gandalf, Gandhi, Garfield, Germany, God, Goofy, Google, Great Wall, 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sombrero, son, sound, soup, south, space, space suit, spaceship, spade, spaghetti, spark, sparkles, spatula, speaker, spear, spelunker, sphinx, spider, spin, spinach, spine, spiral, spit, spoiler, sponge, spool, spoon, spore, sports, spray paint, spring, sprinkler, spy, square, squid, squirrel, stab, stadium, stage, stamp, stand, stapler, star, starfish, starfruit, statue, steam, step, stereo, sting, stingray, stomach, stone, stoned, stop sign, stork, storm, stove, straw, strawberry, streamer, street, stress, strong, student, studio, study, stylus, submarine, subway, sugar, suitcase, summer, sun, sunburn, sunflower, sunglasses, sunrise, sunshade, supermarket, superpower, surface, surfboard, surgeon, survivor, sushi, swag, swamp, swan, swarm, sweat, sweater, swimming pool, swimsuit, swing, switch, sword, swordfish, symphony, table, table tennis, tablecloth, tablet, tabletop, taco, tadpole, tail, tailor, take off, talent show, tampon, tangerine, tank, tape, tarantula, target, taser, tattoo, taxi, taxi driver, tea, teacher, teapot, tear, teaspoon, teddy bear, telephone, telescope, television, temperature, tennis, tennis racket, tent, tentacle, text, thermometer, thief, thin, think, thirst, throat, throne, thug, thumb, thunder, thunderstorm, ticket, tickle, tie, tiger, time machine, timpani, tiny, tip, tiramisu, tire, tired, tissue, tissue box, toad, toast, toaster, toe, toenail, toilet, tomato, tomb, tombstone, tongue, toolbox, tooth, toothbrush, toothpaste, toothpick, top hat, torch, tornado, torpedo, tortoise, totem, toucan, touch, tourist, tow truck, towel, tower, toy, tractor, traffic, traffic light, trailer, train, translate, trap, trapdoor, trash can, traveler, treadmill, treasure, tree, treehouse, trend, triangle, trick shot, tricycle, trigger, triplets, tripod, trombone, trophy, tropical, truck, truck driver, trumpet, tuba, tug, tumor, tuna, tunnel, turd, turkey, turnip, turtle, tuxedo, twig, type, udder, ukulele, umbrella, uncle, underground, underweight, 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wrestler, wrestling, wrinkle, wrist, writer, x-ray, xylophone, yacht, yardstick, yawn, yearbook, yellow, yeti, yo-yo, yogurt, yolk, young, youtuber, zebra, zeppelin, zigzag, zipline, zipper, zombie, zoo, zoom,
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What Is a Bear Market?

Introduction

Financial markets move in trends. It’s important to understand the differences between these trends to be able to make better investment decisions. How come? Well, different market trends can lead to wildly different market conditions. If you don’t know what the underlying trend is, how are you going to adapt to changing conditions?
A market trend is the overall direction that the market is going. In a bear market, prices are generally declining. Bear markets can be a challenging time to trade or invest in, especially for beginners.
Most crypto traders and technical analysts agree that Bitcoin has been in a macro bull trend throughout its existence. Even so, there have been several relentless cryptocurrency bear markets. These generally bring more than an 80% decline in the price of Bitcoin, while altcoins can easily experience more than 90% declines. What can you do during these times?
In this article, we’ll discuss what a bear market is, how you should prepare for it, and how you may be able to profit in it.
If you’d like to read about bull markets first, check out What Is a Bull Market?(https://medium.com/@Citex/what-is-a-bull-market-2aac528c25f0

What is a bear market?

A bear market can be described as a period of declining prices in a financial market. Bear markets can be extremely risky and difficult to trade for inexperienced traders. They can easily lead to great losses and scare investors from ever returning to the financial markets. How come?
There’s this saying among traders: “Stairs up, elevators down.” This means that moves to the upside may be slow and steady, while moves to the downside tend to be more sharp and violent. Why is that? When the price starts crashing, many traders rush to exit the markets. They do that to either stay in cash or lock in profits from their long positions. This can quickly result in a domino effect where sellers rushing to the exit leads to even more sellers exiting their positions, and so on. The drop can be amplified even more if the market is highly leveraged. Mass liquidations will have an even more pronounced cascading effect, resulting in a violent sell-off.
With that said, bull markets can also have phases of euphoria. During these times, prices are increasing at an extreme rate, correlations are higher than usual, and a majority of assets are going up in tandem.
Typically, investors are “bearish” in a bear market, meaning that they expect prices to decline. This also means that market sentiment is generally quite low. However, this may not mean that all market participants are in active short positions. This just means that they expect prices to decline and may be looking to position themselves accordingly if the opportunity presents itself.

Bear market examples

As we’ve discussed, many investors think that Bitcoin has been in a macro bull trend since it started trading. Does that mean there aren’t bear markets contained in that bull run? No. After Bitcoin’s move to around $20,000 in December 2017, it’s had quite a brutal bear market.
And before the 2018 bear market, Bitcoin experienced an 86% drop in 2014.
As of July 2020, the range of the previous bear market low around $3,000 have been retested but never broken. If that low would have been breached, a stronger argument could be made that a multi-year Bitcoin bear market is still underway.
Since that level has not been broken, the argument can be made that the crash following COVID-19 fears was merely a retest of the range. Still, there are no certainties when it comes to technical analysis, only probabilities.
Other notable bear market examples come from the stock market. The Great Depression, the 2008 Financial Crisis, or the 2020 stock market crash due to the coronavirus pandemic are all noteworthy examples. These events have all caused great damage on Wall Street and impacted stock prices across the board. Market indexes such as the Nasdaq 100, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or the S&P 500 index can experience significant price declines during times like these.

Bear market vs. bull market — what’s the difference?

The difference is fairly straightforward. In a bull market, prices are going up, while in a bear market, prices fall.
One notable difference may be that bear markets can have long periods of consolidation, i.e., sideways or ranging price action. These are times when market volatility is quite low, and there’s little trading activity happening. While the same may be true in bull markets, this kind of behavior tends to be more prevalent in bear markets. After all, prices going down for an extended period isn’t very attractive for most investors.
Something else to consider is whether it’s possible to enter a short position on an asset in the first place. If there’s no ability to short an asset on margin or using derivatives, traders can only express a bearish view on the market by selling for cash or stablecoins. This can lead to a longer, drawn-out downtrend with little buying interest, resulting in a slow and uneventful sideways price action.

How to trade in a bear market

One of the simplest strategies traders can use in a bear market is to stay in cash (or stablecoins). If you’re not comfortable with prices declining, it may be better to simply wait until the market gets out of bear market territory. If there’s an expectation that a new bull market may come at some point in the future, you can take advantage of it when it does. At the same time, if you’re long-term HODLing with an investment time horizon of many years or decades, a bear market isn’t necessarily a direct signal to sell.
When it comes to trading and investing, it’s generally a better idea to trade with the direction of the market trend. This is why another lucrative strategy in bear markets could be to open short positions. This way, when asset prices are going down, traders can profit off the decline. These can be day trades, swing trades, position trades — the main intention is simply to trade in the direction of the trend. With that said, many contrarian traders will look for “counter-trend” trades, meaning trades that are against the direction of the major trend. Let’s see how that works.
In the case of a bear market, this would be entering a long position on a bounce. This move is sometimes called a “bear market rally” or a “dead cat bounce”. These counter-trend price moves can be notoriously volatile, as many traders may jump on the opportunity to long a short-term bounce. However, until the overall bear market is confirmed to be over, the assumption is that the downtrend will resume right after the bounce.
This is why successful traders will take profits (around the recent highs) and exit before the bear trend resumes. Otherwise, they could be stuck in their long position while the bear market continues. As such, it’s important to note that this is a highly risky strategy. Even the most advanced traders can incur significant losses when trying to catch a falling knife.

Closing thoughts

We’ve discussed what a bear market is, how traders may protect themselves and profit off bear markets. In summary, the most straightforward strategy is to stay in cash in a bear market — and wait for a safer opportunity to trade. Alternatively, many traders will look for opportunities to build short positions. As we know, it’s wise to follow the direction of the market trend when it comes to trading.
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Beginner's Guide to Trading Crypto. Part 5

Beginner's Guide to Trading Crypto. Part 5

Talk The Trader Talk: A Journey Into The Realm Of Trader Slang

Slang is a natural evolution of a language under working conditions. Every industry has its own slang vocabulary, which may or may not be composed of morphologies of words directly related to the job. Sometimes situations related to the job may evolve or devolve into adjectives, verbs, nouns of even completely new words that reflect the object in question. To the uninitiated, such terms may sound like gibberish and could well resemble the talk of thugs that has been so vividly presented many times over in television series and movies.
Whether it is pidgin, slang, argot, or a dialect, industries have their own ways of expressing their ins and outs. For instance, the exhaust system of automobiles is often called the "puffer" among mechanics, a "fat finger" is a larger than intended trade among bankers, a "gat" is a weapon among street gangs, and "all day" is a life sentence among prisoners. The lists of slang terms are endless and are an extremely interesting read.
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The Trader Lingo

To make sure that MoonTrader users get into the feel of what it is like to be part of the crypto market, we have compiled a comprehensive summary of some of the most widespread slang terms used by traders. Knowing these terms is an important part of working on an exchange, as understanding what traders are talking about is half the job of becoming one of them and being able to delve into the processes taking place. To talk the talk and walk the walk, traders must understand each other and, most importantly, shorten their speech into a mixture of phrases comprehensible only for the initiated and mystical to outsiders.
Babysitting: A slang term used by traders all over the world from Wall Street to the most obscure exchanges in Africa. The term means holding a trade that has been losing out for a while in hopes that it will gain in price, usually in vain. For example: “You’ve been babysitting that option for way too long, it’s a hopeless cause.”
Crunching: A situation in which a stock’s or asset’s price starts falling rapidly and has no support levels. For example: “The XXX stock is going down the drain. It’s crunching, leave it!”
Jig Out: This is a situation when the market makes a sudden turn for the worse and an investor or trader loses out as a result. For example: “The YYY stock jigged out on me today. Lost half a mil.”
Learning Curve: A fairy common expression meaning the amount of time and effort someone, such as a budding new trader, has to put into something to master the art and “learn the ropes”. For example: “The learning curve for Forex is pretty steep.”
Melt: Another fairly common expression that can be encountered in the world of finance, which signifies that a lot of money has been lost and an account has been depleted. For example: “My account melted through today after the market jigged me out on that nut.”
Nut: While nuts may be tasty as a snack or very useful for keeping things bound together with bolts, in trading a nut is the total amount of commissions that have to be paid for a certain trade. For example: “The nut on ZZZ is crazy these days.”
Permabull / Permabear: Since bullish markets are positive and bearish markets are sleepy, the traders working on such a market are called bulls or bears. There are some optimists who believe that such markets are always there. These traders are called permabulls. The opposite are permabears. For example: “Even if the market is dead and floating, he will still act like a permabull”.
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Printing on the “O”: If we consider that O is an extreme abbreviation of the term “Override”, then the phrase means that the price of an asset is below the bid price and there is an urgent need to sell it. “XYZ is printing on the Os all day!”
ScalpeScalping: The idea of scalping is opening hundreds and thousands of small trades in a short amount of time in hopes of generating a large amount of small profits. Scalpers are traders who engage in scalping. For example: “He’s a heck of a scalper.”
Slippage: A common situation for inexperienced traders who lose on assets that are insoluble and cause losses due to higher or lower prices. For example: “He’s been slipping on ZZZ for three weeks in a row.”
Squiggly Lines: Technical analysis consists of graphs and indicators that traders use to make sense of market dynamics. The lines on graphs are never straight, which would mean that the market is comatose, thus they are called squiggly, or uneven lines. For example: “I’ve been staring at the squiggly lines all day and my eyes are popping out.”
Tank: A tank is not only a military machine or a container, but also a verb, which could either mean to fill something up, like a container or a stomach, and also a drop. In this case, tanking means a market collapse. For example: “The market’s tanking! All is lost! All is lost!”
Unicorn, Vulture, Whale: The trading terminology bestiary is full of terms that have gained animalistic form. A unicorn is a situation reminiscent of the mythical beast, when a startup has reached a $1 billion valuation. A vulture is a trader who preys on falling assets and buys them up in hopes that they will rise in the future. A whale is a holder of a large amount of capital or an asset.
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Stick: The US dollar has a lot of synonyms from bucks and dough to aces and greenbacks. The stick is another synonym for the US currency used in trading. For example: “Made a K load of sticks today trading XYZ.”
Whack: A fairy straightforward term meaning that a trader has lost a fair amount of money. For example: “I got whacked trading ZZZ the other day.”
Bottom Fishing: There are traders and there are speculators. When a market has “tanked”, assets usually cost much lower and a certain breed of traders emerges who start buying up assets that have lost in value in hopes of selling them off at higher prices later. Such actions are called bottom fishing, or scooping up assets that have floated to the surface of a market like dead fish after a bomb goes off underwater. For example: “The market has sunk today and the sharks are bottom fishing.”
Choppiness: The market is never a calm place and its trials and tribulations are often compared to storms and waves. Since waves can be choppy, or rough in terms of the height of their crests, it is fair to compare market volatility to wavy seas. For example: “The choppiness of the market is not allowing institutional investors to enter with their capital.”
Dark Pools: There is always liquidity on the market that is hid away from average traders. Such liquidity is called a dark pool, which is usually in the hands of special groups. In essence, these are trading volumes created by orders placed by institutional investors. For example: “The dark pools are buying up Bitcoins real quick.”
Dead Cat Bounce or Rubber Band Effect: Since markets are unpredictable, it is often possible for markets to suddenly rebound after seeming dead for a long time. Such a situation is called a dead cat bounce, or a rubber band effect, which is quite figurative in itself. For example: “The market is preparing for a possible dead cat bounce after the recent wave of news.”
Hodl: A bastardization of the term Hold, misspelled by a drunk BitcoinTalk user, which simply means holding an asset in hopes that it will rise in price. For example: “Hodl Bitcoin! Hodl it!”
Short squeeze: There are situations when an asset suddenly rises in price and forces traders to close their positions. For example: “The holders were forced to short squeeze after the price of ZZZ suddenly spiked”.
Resistance Zone: In technical analysis, this is the area between the current support and resistance areas. Prices usually start resisting other prices in such areas and may start falling. For example: “The resistance area of $120 has been reached for ZZZ and we can expect a decline to areas of $100.”

Fallen Angel: Assets that may have reached price heaven are not guaranteed to stay there and it often happens that a highly valued asset has suddenly lost in price. Usually, this biblical analogy refers to high yielding bonds that once had investment grades. For example: “ZZZ has turned into a fallen angel after the US introduced sanctions against country YYY.”
Fat Tail: In statistics, such cases are called outliers and signify that a value has moved away from the mean and has gained a high degree of riskiness. For example: “ZZZ is showing fat tails and will soon reach non-investment levels.”
Flavor: Given the abundance of types of orders and assets on the market, traders often do not distinguish between them and simply call them different flavors. For example: “How about some ZZZ flavor?”
Hit The Bid: A rather straightforward expression meaning that someone has decided to sell an asset. For example: “The price just hit the low, so go and hit the bid”.
Odd Lot: A lot is usually considered to be a million dollars. An odd lot is anything under a million dollars. For example: “I sold that odd lot of ZZZ yesterday.”
Smoke And Mirrors: The poetic expression has made its way onto the market and means that a corporate entity is distorting the market image in hopes of attaining its own goals, usually to make an asset seem more attractive. For example: “The market is all smoke and mirrors after ZZZ flushed its stocks on.”
The list of trading slang terms is endless in its variety and the only way to fully immerse one’s self into it is trading actively and gaining experience. Years of work on any market in any industry will eventually saturate a participant’s mind with the necessary skills and terminology turn any greenhorn into a pro.
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My advice for grinding Competitive solo

EDIT: I doubt this will matter by this point, since this post is getting downvoted so much, but maybe actually skim through and read some of my points. If I genuinely have nothing new of value to add to the discussion then sure, downvote me. But it's kind of pointless to downvote when there's some new advice that could genuinely help certain players. I guarantee that this post isn't the same as every other post about grinding Comp.
So, I managed to get to Fabled last season completely solo and unlocked 3 pinnacles weapons all at once. And I haven’t touched a Hand Cannon ever since. Anyway, at the time, my KDA was around 1.04; not terrible, but not great. I started thinking about how I played, changed my strats, (switched to Hunter), and my KDA has risen to 1.09 this season. Not much, but something. Anyway, I’ve seen some Competitive advice posts, and I thought I’d post my own.
This is advice meant for solo players who are just okay at PvP, like me. Yes, some of this advice might contradict itself. Yes, some of this advice might be bad. But, this is what's worked for me. And yes, maybe some of this advice is obvious to some of you, but it's not obvious to everyone. EDIT: And yes, I am aware that some of the advice is the same as in other crucible advice posts, but a lot is stuff I haven't seen posted before.
This turned out to be a lot longer post than I expected. A lot, a lot longer.
I call this advice the 4 C’s of Crucible: Calm, Cooperation, Combat, and Communication

Calm (staying calm and avoiding stress):

The point of playing a game is to have fun. So, it’s important to stay calm and relaxed. This can be hard to do in Destiny 2, especially in Crucible, especially especially in Competitive. And keep in mind, half the teams in Crucible win and half the teams lose, every day, no matter what. The statistics are against you.
But playing stressed out and angry defeats the point of playing at all. And people who are stressed and frustrated tend to play worse, and people who are calm and relaxed tend to play better.
Recognize the game is unfair and move on:
Recognize that luck is a big part of winning and losing:
Try to ignore the bad and focus on the good:
If you’re not having fun, or you hit a lose streak, stop playing for a while:
Don’t give up, don’t quit a match:
Don’t get intimidated by stacks:
Adjust your playstyle to relieve the most stressful parts of the game:
Blame Bungo and vent in chat:

Cooperation:

Cooperating with your team in a team based game is obvious. But cooperation is especially important when you’re a solo blueberry and it’s much harder to do than when you’re playing with friends. I hate using voice chat or having friends, so this is what I’ve learned:
(EDIT: After a conversation in the comments I feel I need to mention: KDA or Efficiency/KAD is more important than straight KD. Going for a high KD encourages people to not play as a team and to ignore their teammates, because helping teammates means you could lose kills to them. KDA and Efficiency (KAD) is a more accurate measure of how good you are in a team based game. By valuing assists as equal to kills, Bungie is encouraging players to work as a team and help each other out.)
Stick together:
Move as a team:
Team shoot:
You can focus fire roaming supers:
The “Back and Forth”:
Flanking! Don’t stick together?:
Run Away! Regroup!:
Regroup even when you’re not in danger:
Pay attention to what your teammates are doing:
When in doubt, follow the guy at the top of your team:
Control heavy:
Use heavy as bait:
Distract your opponents, keep them occupied:
Do something unexpected to distract and confuse your enemies:
Killing even one opponent can make them break:
Play the objective:
Lord of Wolves? More like bored of wolves, amiright?
Do something to appease Machi, the God of Matchmaking:

Combat:

Okay, so you’re staying relaxed, cooperating with your team, but you still need to play good, or at least good enough. So, here are some things I’ve learned playing Competitive, and playing Crucible in general.
Staying alive is almost as important as getting final blows:
Don’t get stuck in a rut, don’t act out of habit:
Shoot where your opponent is going to be, not where they are right now:
Shoot before you see the enemy (with primary ammo weapons):
Get behind cover before you think you need to:
Keep shooting until you’re back in cover (with primary ammo):
Don’t engage the enemy until you’re fully healed:
Keep shooting even when your enemy is behind cover:
Never stop shooting:
Start shooting before you aim down sights (with primary ammo, mid range weapons):
Swipe your aim/"Draw" bullets along your opponent's body:
Pay attention to your radar:
Pay attention to your surroundings:
What about those players that are dancing left and right as they kill you in two handcannon shots?:
Find Your Playstyle:
Don't be afraid to adjust your loadout during a match:
Pick your battles:
Try to think several steps ahead of your opponents:
Sniper Advice (1/3) cover the usual routes and wait:
Snipers (2/3), long range firefight:
Snipers (3/3), swing your shot (sniper bullets curve around walls):
What about those players who can shoot a sniper round between three obstacles and get a heashot, while sliding?:
Weapon and Armor perks are probably important:
Just play as a Titan:
Just play as a Titan (serious version):

Communication:

When you’re playing solo, and you’re not using voice chat, then there’s not many opportunities to use chat effectively. But, there are some.
Get everyone onto the same page:
Giving directions in text?:
Compliment your teammates:
Don’t be toxic; your own attitude is preventing you from enjoying the game:
Respond to toxic gamers by being a cheesy doofus:
Anyway, I hope that helps some of you loners out there. Good luck and have fun.
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Jordan Belfort just posted this

This was my response to someone who thanked me for my post last week, as they followed my advice and sold out off all their cryptos, and, of course, saved a fortune:
My timing was perfect, but I have to admit that I did get a bit lucky on just how perfect. After all, it was only minutes after my post that Facebook announced their ad ban and, of course, I had no idea about that. In my mind, I figured the cryptos would start tanking within the next 12 to 24 hours, not within a few minutes. But, either way, I’m glad you took my advice and saved yourself some money.
That being said, the crypto-rout has only begun. The next stop is below $5,000, and then right down to $2400 after that. There will definitely be some dead-cat bounces along the way, but the party is definitely over, at least for these so-called “crypto-currencies,” which are actually unregulated “crypto-stocks” that the SEC was too slow and too stupid to put a freeze on. What you're going to see next is a new set of REAL cryptocurrencies—meaning, they have the backing of central govs.—as well as closed-loop token offerings within certain defined industries. But that is not where the money is going to be made. Instead, the money is going to be made in companies that use block-chain technology to disrupt various industries, and they will build real businesses around that. The days of speculating in what are actually unregistered "crypto-stocks” disguised as “currencies" are over.
As I predicted back in October, there was simply no way that the major governments of the world would or could allow this; for better or worse, controlling the money supply is the key to controlling EVERYTHING and EVERYONE, and they were not going to let that slip away under any circumstance. From their perspective, losing control of the money supply always was, is and will be a patent impossibility.
On top of that, the level of fraud and deceit, combined with the various inefficiencies that plague the current crop of cryptos, makes them good for (almost) nothing but wild speculation and the funding of illegal activities.
Rather, It’s the next evolution of cryptos where the magic will be, and they will not offer massive upside potential for speculators (as they shouldn't). Instead, they are going to use blockchain technology to make certain types of transactions far more efficient and give power back to the people for things that the various central governments will be totally okay with, like tracking medical records, voting, shipping, the facilitation of various types of financial transactions (that will still be supervised by banks) ... etc.
Meanwhile, this whole speculative currency play that surrounds bitcoin and its babies is a complete sham, and it is already starting to cause people massive financial pain, despite the fact that this is only the pre-crash.
The real crash is right on the horizon, and will be characterized by a one day decline of at least 40%, with the various crypto-exchanges locking up, which means providing zero liquidity on the way down. And while I'm not sure what day that will happen, it will be triggered by a combination of (1) increased (and coordinated) regulatory intervention, along the lines of what's happening now in India, South Korea etc. (2) the realization that tether was a massive fraud used to support bitcoin when selling pressure came in (3) a coordinated effort by the world's money center banks to make it virtually impossible to use bitcoin and its babies in the real world (4) the discovery that many of these so-called "hacks" were actually cover-ups for other crimes, like nonexistent coins and insider-theft (5) indictments being issued against the players who have been orchestrating the various market manipulations and (6) the previous 5 things leading to the end of what we used to call, back in the day: “the illusion of prosperity," which is what’s actually behind this giant bubble.
You see, it’s the illusion of prosperity - meaning, people who bought cryptos thought they' were making money based on the publicly quoted price, despite the fact that if a bunch of them had tried to sell at the same time, they would have found out that they were holding worthless instruments.
And while, of course, there will be some people who were smart enough to convert back into dollars and stay out for good, when this all over, that group will be few and far between.
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Three (more) NEP5 tokens that could “potentially” show big returns

A couple weeks ago I wrote the article, Three NEP5 tokens I believe could show 10-50x returns My personal picks were: SWTH, APEX and AVA. Based on the feedback and submitted comments from the community, I decided to make a write up of the three most suggested tokens. These tokens were: nOS, NKN, and TKY. I’ll admit, I am less familiar with these tokens but decided I could still provide the community with some information on these projects.
 
nOS:
 
Overview: The nOS client includes four main components: an open internet browser, dApp gateway, wallet, and an integrated crypto-currency exchange.
 
Open Internet Browser: You can use the nOS Client and experience the open, decentralized internet.
 
dApp Gateway: Unlike traditional app stores, nOS applications are ranked in an open and decentralized manner.
 
Crypto Wallet: Manage, send, and receive crypto-currencies and digital assets securely by using the wallet tab of nOS client.
 
Exchange:
nOS will have an exchange integrated into their client and let you easily trade crypto-currencies and other digital assets, directly from nOS Client.
 
Token Use:
 
-Voting. nOS tokens will be used for voting on platform fees and minimum required token holdings for certain platform features.
 
-nOS tokens give you a voting weight. The more you hold, the more powerful your vote.
 
-Tokens give you eligibility for certain promotions and partner campaigns. They also give you access to features that grant NOS rewards (contributions, application submissions).
 
Why buy nOS?
 
-Decentralized internet browser -Integrated exchange (soon) -Built by City of Zion members
 
NKN
 
Overview:
  NKN is a peer-to-peer decentralized network aiming to disrupt the traditional centralized client-server model of internet and telecom networks, which are expensive, inefficient and prone to attacks.
For developers, it is easier and cheaper to develop and run decentralized web 3.0 applications on NKN's distributed network than the traditional networks.
 
** Note: NKN is moving from an NEP5 token to an ERC-20 token. NKN NEO -> NKNO (NKN old). I just included it because many people requested it.**
 
Token Use:
 
-Businesses: ISPs can trade unused bandwidth for new revenue streams, and Equipment Vendors can embed NKN data relay technology for increased value.
 
-Consumer: Better connectivity, more choices for access, and an opportunity to earn rewards for sharing users own network connection with NKN.
 
-Developers: Access to a universal p2p networking stack that provides connectivity to almost any decentralized application
 
-Anyone can run an NKN node simply by relaying data with their internet connection. Only a laptop and broadband internet will be required to run a node.
 
Why buy NKN?
 
-NKN is working with multiple billion-dollar telecoms carriers  
-Partnerships: IOTEX, Bluzelle, Noia Network, and Portal Network.  
-Founder and CEO Yanbo Li is one of the co-founders of Onchain.
 
-Run a node
 
TheKey
 
Overview:
 
A Decentralized Ecosystem of An Identity Verification Tool TheKey has designed a blockchain based identity verification solution that aims to be the best, unchangeable, accurate, cost-efficient tool on the internet.
 
People will no longer need an ID card, passport, credit card, even a mobile phone for making payments, opening bank accounts, applying for loans, receiving pensions, and paying medical bills.
 
Token Use:
 
-Individual users, service providers, and validators can earn tokens by providing data.
 
-The TKY token is the only method to settle smart contracts signed between the participants in TKY ecosystem as a means of payment.
 
-Individual users can use them to purchase identity-related products and services that will be developed at a later stage from TKY, such as services to run a personal background check or access to individual credit reports, etc.
 
-Service providers will pay TKY Tokens to Validators to purchase identity verification service.
 
Why buy TheKey?
 
-Strong community backing -Partnered with the Chinese government -Already running mainnet -Big partnerships (Insurance Giant TAIKANG, Onchain, China Unicorn, ChaineRe, and many others combining for over a trillion dollars)
 
Note: TKY is currently only launched in China, and Chinese crypto exchanges are banned/blacklisted. This could be considered a con of buying it.
 
Market Caps
 
TKY: Current Market Cap: $12.9 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $173 million
 
nOS: Current Market Cap: $3 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $7.2 million
 
NKN: Current Market Cap: $7.2 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $52 million
 
As you can see with TKY, their market cap pumped fairly high before retracing in the bear market. NKN had a good pump to ATH because they released during one of the dead cat bounces but quickly came back down with the price of bitcoin. nOS, on the other hand, released at the very end of 2018 when the market was at its worst, so it hasn’t had a chance to reach its potential yet.
 
Project Websites:
 
nOS: https://nos.io/
 
TKY: https://www.thekey.vip/#/homePage
 
NKN: https://www.nkn.org
 
Where Can I Buy These?
 
TKY: Lbank (would not recommend), Kucoin (good exchange, 2 BTC per 24hr withdraw without KYC), Bit-Z (haven’t used so no opinion, good volume exchange), Switcheo (DEX).
 
nOS: Bilaxy (never used, so no opinion), Hotbit (would not recommend), and Switcheo (DEX).
 
NKN: Bilaxy (never used, so no opinion), Gate.io (requires KYC to withdraw), IDEX (DEX, no KYC for now, but introducing it soon) and Switcheo (DEX, has both ERC-20 and NEP5 versions).
 
I hope that this information is helpful for some people. I personally do not have bags of any of these tokens, but if I were looking to buy, I’d probably pick TKY out of these three tokens. With their partnerships and strong community backing, I could see them doing very well in the next bull run. If you would like to read my in-depth write up of the Switcheo Exchange and their token SWTH, along with breakdowns of the Apex and AVA projects, please take a look at my post Three NEP5 tokens I believe could show 10-50x returns As always, DYOR.
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Three (more) NEP5 tokens that could “potentially” show big returns

A couple weeks ago I wrote the article, Three NEP5 tokens I believe could show 10-50x returns My personal picks were: SWTH, APEX and AVA. Based on the feedback and submitted comments from the community, I decided to make a write up of the three most suggested tokens. These tokens were: nOS, NKN, and TKY. I’ll admit, I am less familiar with these tokens but decided I could still provide the community with some information on these projects.
 
nOS:
 
Overview: The nOS client includes four main components: an open internet browser, dApp gateway, wallet, and an integrated crypto-currency exchange.
 
Open Internet Browser: You can use the nOS Client and experience the open, decentralized internet.
 
dApp Gateway: Unlike traditional app stores, nOS applications are ranked in an open and decentralized manner.
 
Crypto Wallet: Manage, send, and receive crypto-currencies and digital assets securely by using the wallet tab of nOS client.
 
Exchange:
nOS will have an exchange integrated into their client and let you easily trade crypto-currencies and other digital assets, directly from nOS Client.
 
Token Use:
 
-Voting. nOS tokens will be used for voting on platform fees and minimum required token holdings for certain platform features.
 
-nOS tokens give you a voting weight. The more you hold, the more powerful your vote.
 
-Tokens give you eligibility for certain promotions and partner campaigns. They also give you access to features that grant NOS rewards (contributions, application submissions).
 
Why buy nOS?
 
-Decentralized internet browser -Integrated exchange (soon) -Built by City of Zion members
 
NKN
 
Overview:
  NKN is a peer-to-peer decentralized network aiming to disrupt the traditional centralized client-server model of internet and telecom networks, which are expensive, inefficient and prone to attacks.
For developers, it is easier and cheaper to develop and run decentralized web 3.0 applications on NKN's distributed network than the traditional networks.
 
** Note: NKN is moving from an NEP5 token to an ERC-20 token. NKN NEO -> NKNO (NKN old). I just included it because many people requested it.**
 
Token Use:
 
-Businesses: ISPs can trade unused bandwidth for new revenue streams, and Equipment Vendors can embed NKN data relay technology for increased value.
 
-Consumer: Better connectivity, more choices for access, and an opportunity to earn rewards for sharing users own network connection with NKN.
 
-Developers: Access to a universal p2p networking stack that provides connectivity to almost any decentralized application
 
-Anyone can run an NKN node simply by relaying data with their internet connection. Only a laptop and broadband internet will be required to run a node.
 
Why buy NKN?
 
-NKN is working with multiple billion-dollar telecoms carriers  
-Partnerships: IOTEX, Bluzelle, Noia Network, and Portal Network.  
-Founder and CEO Yanbo Li is one of the co-founders of Onchain.
 
-Run a node
 
TheKey
 
Overview:
 
A Decentralized Ecosystem of An Identity Verification Tool TheKey has designed a blockchain based identity verification solution that aims to be the best, unchangeable, accurate, cost-efficient tool on the internet.
 
People will no longer need an ID card, passport, credit card, even a mobile phone for making payments, opening bank accounts, applying for loans, receiving pensions, and paying medical bills.
 
Token Use:
 
-Individual users, service providers, and validators can earn tokens by providing data.
 
-The TKY token is the only method to settle smart contracts signed between the participants in TKY ecosystem as a means of payment.
 
-Individual users can use them to purchase identity-related products and services that will be developed at a later stage from TKY, such as services to run a personal background check or access to individual credit reports, etc.
 
-Service providers will pay TKY Tokens to Validators to purchase identity verification service.
 
Why buy TheKey?
 
-Strong community backing -Partnered with the Chinese government -Already running mainnet -Big partnerships (Insurance Giant TAIKANG, Onchain, China Unicorn, ChaineRe, and many others combining for over a trillion dollars)
 
Note: TKY is currently only launched in China, and Chinese crypto exchanges are banned/blacklisted. This could be considered a con of buying it.
 
Market Caps
 
TKY: Current Market Cap: $12.9 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $173 million
 
nOS: Current Market Cap: $3 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $7.2 million
 
NKN: Current Market Cap: $7.2 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $52 million
 
As you can see with TKY, their market cap pumped fairly high before retracing in the bear market. NKN had a good pump to ATH because they released during one of the dead cat bounces but quickly came back down with the price of bitcoin. nOS, on the other hand, released at the very end of 2018 when the market was at its worst, so it hasn’t had a chance to reach its potential yet.
 
Project Websites:
 
nOS: https://nos.io/
 
TKY: https://www.thekey.vip/#/homePage
 
NKN: https://www.nkn.org
 
Where Can I Buy These?
 
TKY: Lbank (would not recommend), Kucoin (good exchange, 2 BTC per 24hr withdraw without KYC), Bit-Z (haven’t used so no opinion, good volume exchange), Switcheo (DEX).
 
nOS: Bilaxy (never used, so no opinion), Hotbit (would not recommend), and Switcheo (DEX).
 
NKN: Bilaxy (never used, so no opinion), Gate.io (requires KYC to withdraw), IDEX (DEX, no KYC for now, but introducing it soon) and Switcheo (DEX, has both ERC-20 and NEP5 versions).
 
I hope that this information is helpful for some people. I personally do not have bags of any of these tokens, but if I were looking to buy, I’d probably pick TKY out of these three tokens. With their partnerships and strong community backing, I could see them doing very well in the next bull run. If you would like to read my in-depth write up of the Switcheo Exchange and their token SWTH, along with breakdowns of the Apex and AVA projects, please take a look at my post Three NEP5 tokens I believe could show 10-50x returns As always, DYOR.
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Three (more) NEP5 tokens that could “potentially” show big returns

A couple weeks ago I wrote the article, Three NEP5 tokens I believe could show 10-50x returns My personal picks were: SWTH, APEX and AVA. Based on the feedback and submitted comments from the community, I decided to make a write up of the three most suggested tokens. These tokens were: nOS, NKN, and TKY. I’ll admit, I am less familiar with these tokens but decided I could still provide the community with some information on these projects.
 
nOS:
 
Overview: The nOS client includes four main components: an open internet browser, dApp gateway, wallet, and an integrated crypto-currency exchange.
 
Open Internet Browser: You can use the nOS Client and experience the open, decentralized internet.
 
dApp Gateway: Unlike traditional app stores, nOS applications are ranked in an open and decentralized manner.
 
Crypto Wallet: Manage, send, and receive crypto-currencies and digital assets securely by using the wallet tab of nOS client.
 
Exchange:
nOS will have an exchange integrated into their client and let you easily trade crypto-currencies and other digital assets, directly from nOS Client.
 
Token Use:
 
-Voting. nOS tokens will be used for voting on platform fees and minimum required token holdings for certain platform features.
 
-nOS tokens give you a voting weight. The more you hold, the more powerful your vote.
 
-Tokens give you eligibility for certain promotions and partner campaigns. They also give you access to features that grant NOS rewards (contributions, application submissions).
 
Why buy nOS?
 
-Decentralized internet browser -Integrated exchange (soon) -Built by City of Zion members
 
NKN
 
Overview:
  NKN is a peer-to-peer decentralized network aiming to disrupt the traditional centralized client-server model of internet and telecom networks, which are expensive, inefficient and prone to attacks.
For developers, it is easier and cheaper to develop and run decentralized web 3.0 applications on NKN's distributed network than the traditional networks.
 
** Note: NKN is moving from an NEP5 token to an ERC-20 token. NKN NEO -> NKNO (NKN old). I just included it because many people requested it.**
 
Token Use:
 
-Businesses: ISPs can trade unused bandwidth for new revenue streams, and Equipment Vendors can embed NKN data relay technology for increased value.
 
-Consumer: Better connectivity, more choices for access, and an opportunity to earn rewards for sharing users own network connection with NKN.
 
-Developers: Access to a universal p2p networking stack that provides connectivity to almost any decentralized application
 
-Anyone can run an NKN node simply by relaying data with their internet connection. Only a laptop and broadband internet will be required to run a node.
 
Why buy NKN?
 
-NKN is working with multiple billion-dollar telecoms carriers  
-Partnerships: IOTEX, Bluzelle, Noia Network, and Portal Network.  
-Founder and CEO Yanbo Li is one of the co-founders of Onchain.
 
-Run a node
 
TheKey
 
Overview:
 
A Decentralized Ecosystem of An Identity Verification Tool TheKey has designed a blockchain based identity verification solution that aims to be the best, unchangeable, accurate, cost-efficient tool on the internet.
 
People will no longer need an ID card, passport, credit card, even a mobile phone for making payments, opening bank accounts, applying for loans, receiving pensions, and paying medical bills.
 
Token Use:
 
-Individual users, service providers, and validators can earn tokens by providing data.
 
-The TKY token is the only method to settle smart contracts signed between the participants in TKY ecosystem as a means of payment.
 
-Individual users can use them to purchase identity-related products and services that will be developed at a later stage from TKY, such as services to run a personal background check or access to individual credit reports, etc.
 
-Service providers will pay TKY Tokens to Validators to purchase identity verification service.
 
Why buy TheKey?
 
-Strong community backing -Partnered with the Chinese government -Already running mainnet -Big partnerships (Insurance Giant TAIKANG, Onchain, China Unicorn, ChaineRe, and many others combining for over a trillion dollars)
 
Note: TKY is currently only launched in China, and Chinese crypto exchanges are banned/blacklisted. This could be considered a con of buying it.
 
Market Caps
 
TKY: Current Market Cap: $12.9 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $173 million
 
nOS: Current Market Cap: $3 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $7.2 million
 
NKN: Current Market Cap: $7.2 million ATH Market Cap: approx. $52 million
 
As you can see with TKY, their market cap pumped fairly high before retracing in the bear market. NKN had a good pump to ATH because they released during one of the dead cat bounces but quickly came back down with the price of bitcoin. nOS, on the other hand, released at the very end of 2018 when the market was at its worst, so it hasn’t had a chance to reach its potential yet.
 
Project Websites:
 
nOS: https://nos.io/
 
TKY: https://www.thekey.vip/#/homePage
 
NKN: https://www.nkn.org
 
Where Can I Buy These?
 
TKY: Lbank (would not recommend), Kucoin (good exchange, 2 BTC per 24hr withdraw without KYC), Bit-Z (haven’t used so no opinion, good volume exchange), Switcheo (DEX).
 
nOS: Bilaxy (never used, so no opinion), Hotbit (would not recommend), and Switcheo (DEX).
 
NKN: Bilaxy (never used, so no opinion), Gate.io (requires KYC to withdraw), IDEX (DEX, no KYC for now, but introducing it soon) and Switcheo (DEX, has both ERC-20 and NEP5 versions).
 
I hope that this information is helpful for some people. I personally do not have bags of any of these tokens, but if I were looking to buy, I’d probably pick TKY out of these three tokens. With their partnerships and strong community backing, I could see them doing very well in the next bull run. If you would like to read my in-depth write up of the Switcheo Exchange and their token SWTH, along with breakdowns of the Apex and AVA projects, please take a look at my post Three NEP5 tokens I believe could show 10-50x returns As always, DYOR.
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According to long-term trend, bottom @$250-350

I know a lot of you don't like the "drawing funny lines on a chart"-reasoning but I am pretty confident that the log/lin-long term trend (http://imgur.com/QSmfjRT) has meaning.
If that is the case, we should see the price collapsing towards this long-term curve in the next days or weeks. The $250-350 range would perfectly chime in with the observation that bitcoin bubble pops usually lead back to roughly the take-off level before the bubble. I'd guess we'll even see it overshooting the line and have placed a buy @$180 on stamp.
After that, expect a dead-cat bounce back to the 38% retracement and a long-drawn out slump following that.
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Uranus retro into Taurus March 2019 - Green New Deal and banking regulations

https://www.astrology.com/article/what-does-uranus-retrograde-mean-for-you-find-out-with-these-horoscopes/
Globally, the Uranus transit of Taurus may result in innovations and breakthroughs in the handling of our most important asset — planet Earth, our home. Conversations about climate change, green energy, off-grid living, and Earth-friendly diets may become an important component of the cultural zeitgeist. Some astrologers believe that Uranus in Taurus will disrupt financial markets globally, enabling the further rise of alternative currencies such as bitcoin.But hey, let’s not forget that Uranus, being the planet of rebellion and sudden change, might mean it showing its cleverness and deviance in the most unpredictable, unexpected ways.
Uranus in Taurus can bring with it some big changes. Expect major market volatility in the next 3-4 months. I'm expecting a dead cat bounce in Jan and a return to bear market and or major volatility.
The last time this happened was in 1934. So let's look at what happened in 1934.
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/seact1934.asp
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (SEA) was created to govern securities transactions on the secondary market, after issue, ensuring greater financial transparency and accuracy and less fraud or manipulation. The SEA authorized the formation of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the regulatory arm of the SEA. The SEC has the power to oversee securities, such as stocks, bonds and over-the-counter securities, markets and the conduct of financial professionals including brokers, dealers and investment advisors, and monitor the financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to disclose.
The SEC. I am expecting Trump to introduce new banking regulation in a response to market volatility.
https://www.thebalance.com/fdr-and-the-new-deal-programs-timeline-did-it-work-3305598
FDR launched the New Deal in three waves from 1933 to 1939. Congress passed 47 programs to stabilize the U.S. financial system. They provided relief to farmers and jobs to the unemployed.They also built private-public partnerships to boost manufacturing.
My prediction is Trump moving forward with progressive Democrat's on a Green New Deal barring major market volatility in the first half of 2019.
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Trading Cryptocurrency Markets

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Major Exchanges
In finance, an exchange is a forum or platform for trading commodities, derivatives, securities or other financial instruments. The principle concern of an exchange is to allow trading between parties to take place in a fair and legally compliant manner, as well as to ensure that pricing information for any instrument traded on the exchange is reliable and coherently delivered to exchange participants. In the cryptocurrency space exchanges are online platforms that allow users to trade cryptocurrencies or digital currencies for fiat money or other cryptocurrencies. They can be centralized exchanges such a Binance, or decentralized exchanges such as IDEX. Most cryptocurrency exchanges allow users to trade different crypto assets with BTC or ETH after having already exchanged fiat currency for one of those cryptocurrencies. Coinbase and Kraken are the main avenue for fiat money to enter into the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Function and History
Crypto exchanges can be market-makers that take bid/ask spreads as a commission on the transaction for facilitating the trade, or more often charge a small percentage fee for operating the forum in which the trade was made. Most crypto exchanges operate outside of Western countries, enabling them to avoid stringent financial regulations and the potential for costly and lengthy legal proceedings. These entities will often maintain bank accounts in multiple jurisdictions, allowing the exchange to accept fiat currency and process transactions from customers all over the globe.
The concept of a digital asset exchange has been around since the late 2000s and the following initial attempts at running digital asset exchanges foreshadows the trouble involved in attempting to disrupt the operation of the fiat currency baking system. The trading of digital or electronic assets predate Bitcoin’s creation by several years, with the first electronic trading entities running afoul of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in late 2004. Companies such as Goldex, SydneyGoldSales, and Ozzigold, shut down voluntarily after ASIC found that they were operating without an Australian Financial Services License. E-Gold, which exchanged fiat USD for grams of precious metals in digital form, was possibly the first digital currency exchange as we know it, allowing users to make instant transfers to the accounts of other E-Gold members. At its peak in 2006 E-Gold processed $2 billion worth of transactions and boasted a user base of over 5 million people.
Popular Exchanges
Here we will give a brief overview of the features and operational history of the more popular and higher volume exchanges because these are the platforms to which newer traders will be exposed. These exchanges are recommended to use because they are the industry standard and they inspire the most confidence.
Bitfinex
Owned and operated by iFinex Inc, the cryptocurrency trading platform Bitfinex was the largest Bitcoin exchange on the planet until late 2017. Headquartered in Hong Kong and based in the US Virgin Island, Bitfinex was one of the first exchanges to offer leveraged trading (“Margin trading allows a trader to open a position with leverage. For example — we opened a margin position with 2X leverage. Our base assets had increased by 10%. Our position yielded 20% because of the 2X leverage. Standard trades are traded with leverage of 1:1”) and also pioneered the use of the somewhat controversial, so-called “stable coin” Tether (USDT).
Binance
Binance is an international multi-language cryptocurrency exchange that rose from the mid-rank of cryptocurrency exchanges to become the market dominating behemoth we see today. At the height of the late 2017/early 2018 bull run, Binance was adding around 2 million new users per week! The exchange had to temporarily disallow new registrations because its servers simply could not keep up with that volume of business. After the temporary ban on new users was lifted the exchange added 240,000 new accounts within two hours.
Have you ever thought whats the role of the cypto exchanges? The answer is simple! There are several different types of exchanges that cater to different needs within the ecosystem, but their functions can be described by one or more of the following: To allow users to convert fiat currency into cryptocurrency. To trade BTC or ETH for alt coins. To facilitate the setting of prices for all crypto assets through an auction market mechanism. Simply put, you can either mine cryptocurrencies or purchase them, and seeing as the mining process requires the purchase of expensive mining equipment, Cryptocurrency exchanges can be loosely grouped into one of the 3 following exchange types, each with a slightly different role or combination of roles.
Have you ever thought about what are the types of Crypto exchanges?
  1. Traditional Cryptocurrency Exchange: These are the type that most closely mimic traditional stock exchanges where buyers and sellers trade at the current market price of whichever asset they want, with the exchange acting as the intermediary and charging a small fee for facilitating the trade. Kraken and GDAX are examples of this kind of cryptocurrency exchange. Fully peer-to-peer exchanges that operate without a middleman include EtherDelta, and IDEX, which are also examples of decentralized exchanges.
  2. Cryptocurrency Brokers: These are website or app based exchanges that act like a Travelex or other bureau-de-change. They allow customers to buy or sell crypto assets at a price set by the broker (usually market price plus a small premium). Coinbase is an example of this kind of exchange.
  3. Direct Trading Platform: These platforms offer direct peer-to-peer trading between buyers and sellers, but don’t use an exchange platform in doing so. These types of exchanges do not use a set market rate; rather, sellers set their own rates. This is a highly risky form of trading, from which new users should shy away.
To understand how an exchange functions we need only look as far as a traditional stock exchange. Most all the features of a cryptocurrency exchange are analogous to features of trading on a traditional stock exchange. In the simplest terms, the exchanges fulfil their role as the main marketplace for crypto assets of all kinds by catering to buyers or sellers. These are some definitions for the basic functions and features to know: Market Orders: Orders that are executed instantly at the current market price. Limit Order: This is an order that will only be executed if and when the price has risen to or dropped to that price specified by the trader and is also within the specified period of time. Transaction fees: Exchanges will charge transactions fees, usually levied on both the buyer and the seller, but sometimes only the seller is charged a fee. Fees vary on different exchanges though the norm is usually below 0.75%. Transfer charges: The exchange is in effect acting as a sort of escrow agent, to ensure there is no foul play, so it might also charge a small fee when you want to withdraw cryptocurrency to your own wallet.
Regulatory Environment and Evolution
Cryptocurrency has come a long way since the closing down of the Silk Road darknet market. The idea of crypto currency being primarily for criminals, has largely been seen as totally inaccurate and outdated. In this section we focus on the developing regulations surrounding the cryptocurrency asset class by region, and we also look at what the future may hold.
The United States of America
A coherent uniform approach at Federal or State level has yet to be implemented in the United States. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network published guidelines as early as 2013 suggesting that BTC and other cryptos may fall under the label of “money transmitters” and thus would be required to take part in the same Anti-money Laundering (AML) and Know your Client (KYC) procedures as other money service businesses. At the state level, Texas applies its existing finance laws. And New York has instituted an entirely new licensing system.
The European Union
The EU’s approach to cryptocurrency has generally been far more accommodating overall than the United States, partly due to the adaptable nature of pre-existing laws governing electronic money that predated the creation of Bitcoin. As with the USA, the EU’s main fear is money laundering and criminality. The European Central Bank (ECB) categorized BTC as a “convertible decentralized currency” and advised all central banks in the EU to refrain from trading any cryptocurrencies until the proper regulatory framework was put in place. A task force was then set up by the European Parliament in order to prevent and investigate any potential money laundering that was making use of the new technology.
Likely future regulations for cryptocurrency traders within the European Union and North America will probably consist of the following proposals: The initiation of full KYC procedures so that users cannot remain fully anonymous, in order to prevent tax evasion and curtail money laundering. Caps on payments that can be made in cryptocurrency, similar to caps on traditional cash transactions. A set of rules governing tax obligations regarding cryptocurrencies Regulation by the ECB of any companies that offer exchanges between cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies It is less likely for other countries to follow the Chinese approach and completely ban certain aspects of cryptocurrency trading. It is widely considered more progressive and wiser to allow the technology to grow within a balanced accommodative regulatory framework that takes all interests and factors into consideration. It is probable that the most severe form of regulation will be the formation of new governmental bodies specifically to form laws and exercise regulatory control over the cryptocurrency space. But perhaps that is easier said than done. It may, in certain cases, be incredibly difficult to implement particular regulations due to the anonymous and decentralized nature of crypto.
Behavior of Cryptocurrency Investors by Demographic
Due to the fact that cryptocurrency has its roots firmly planted in the cryptography community, the vast majority of early adopters are representative of that group. In this section we cover the basic structure of the cryptocurrency market cycle and the makeup of the community at large, as well as the reasons behind different trading decisions.
The Cryptocurrency Market Cycle
Bitcoin leads the bull rally. FOMO (Fear of missing out) occurs, the price surge is a constant topic of mainstream news, business programs cover the story, and social media is abuzz with cryptocurrency chatter. Bitcoin reaches new All Timehigh (ATH) Market euphoria is fueled with even more hype and the cycle is in full force. There is a constant stream of news articles and commentary on the meteoric, seemingly unstoppable rise of Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s price “stabilizes”, In the 2017 bull run this was at or around $14,000. A number of solid, large market cap altcoins rise along with Bitcoin; ETH & LTC leading the altcoins at this time. FOMO comes into play, as the new ATH in market cap is reached by pumping of a huge number of alt coins.
Top altcoins “somewhat” stabilize, after reaching new all-time highs. The frenzy continues with crypto success stories, notable figures and famous people in the news. A majority of lesser known cryptocurrencies follow along on the upward momentum. Newcomers are drawn deeper into crypto and sign up for exchanges other than the main entry points like Coinbase and Kraken. In 2017 this saw Binance inundated with new registrations. Some of the cheapest coins are subject to massive pumping, such as Tron TRX which saw a rise in market cap from $150 million at the start of December 2017 to a peak of $16 billion! At this stage, even dead coins or known scams will get pumped. The price of the majority of cryptocurrencies stabilize, and some begin to retract. When the hype is subsiding after a huge crypto bull run, it is a massive sell signal. Traditional investors will begin to give interviews about how people need to be careful putting money into such a highly volatile asset class. Massive violent correction begins and the market starts to collapse. BTC begins to fall consistently on a daily basis, wiping out the insane gains of many medium to small cap cryptos with it. Panic selling sweeps through the market. Depression sets in, both in the markets, and in the minds of individual investors who failed to take profits, or heed the signs of imminent collapse. The price stagnation can last for months, or even years.
The Influence of Age upon Trading
Did you know? Cryptocurrencies have been called “stocks for millennials” According to a survey conducted by the Global Blockchain Business Council, only 5% of the American public own any bitcoin, but of those that do, an overwhelming majority of 71% are men, 58% of them are between the ages of 18 and 35, and over half of them are minorities. The same survey gauged public attitude toward the high risk/high return nature of cryptocurrency, in comparison to more secure guaranteed small percentage gains offered by government bonds or stocks, and found that 30% would rather invest $1,000 in crypto. Over 42% of millennials were aware of cryptocurrencies as opposed to only 15% of those ages 65 and over. In George M. Korniotis and Alok Kumar’s study into the effects of aging on portfolio management and the quality of decisions made by older investors, they found “that older and experienced investors are more likely to follow “rules of thumb” that reflect greater investment knowledge. However, older investors are less effective in applying their investment knowledge and exhibit worse investment skill, especially if they are less educated and earn lower income.”
Geographic Influence upon Trading
One of the main drivers of the apparent seasonal ebb and flow of cryptocurrency prices is the tax situation in the various territories that have the highest concentrations of cryptocurrency holders. Every year we see an overall market pull back beginning in mid to late January, with a recovery beginning usually after April. This is because “Tax Season” is roughly the same across Europe and the United States, with the deadline for Income tax returns being April 15th in the United States, and the tax year officially ending the UK on the 6th of April. All capital gains must be declared before the window closes or an American trader will face the powerful and long arm of the IRS with the consequent legal proceedings and possible jail time. Capital gains taxes around the world vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but there are often incentives for cryptocurrency holders to refrain from trading for over a year to qualify their profits as long term gain when they finally sell. In the US and Australia, for example, capital gains are reduced if you bought cryptocurrency for investment purposes and held it for over a year. In Germany if crypto assets are held for over a year then the gains derived from their sale are not taxed. Advantages like this apply to individual tax returns, on a case by case basis, and it is up to the investor to keep up to date with the tax codes of the territory in which they reside.
2013 Bull run vs 2017 Bull run price Analysis
In late 2016 cryptocurrency traders were faced with the task of distinguishing between the beginnings of a genuine bull run and what might colorfully be called a “dead cat bounce” (in traditional market terminology). Stagnation had gripped the market since the pull-back of early 2014. The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s price in 2013 peaked with a price of $1,100 in November 2013, after a year of fantastic news on the adoption front with both Microsoft and PayPal offering BTC payment options. It is easy to look at a line going up on a chart and speak after the fact, but at the time, it is exceeding difficult to say whether the cat is actually climbing up the wall, or just bouncing off the ground. Here, we will discuss the factors that gave savvy investors clues as to why the 2017 bull run was going to outstrip the 2013 rally. Hopefully this will help give insight into how to differentiate between the signs of a small price increase and the start of a full scale bull run. Most importantly, Volume was far higher in 2017. As we can see in the graphic below, the 2017 volume far exceeds the volume of BTC trading during the 2013 price increase. The stranglehold MtGox held on trading made a huge bull run very difficult and unlikely.
Fraud & Immoral Activity in the Private Market
Ponzi Schemes Cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes will be covered in greater detail in Lesson 7, but we need to get a quick overview of the main features of Ponzi schemes and how to spot them at this point in our discussion. Here are some key indicators of a Ponzi scheme, both in cryptocurrencies and traditional investments: A guaranteed promise of high returns with little risk. Consistentflow of returns regardless of market conditions. Investments that have not been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Investment strategies that are a secret, or described as too complex. Clients not allowed to view official paperwork for their investment. Clients have difficulties trying to get their money back. The initial members of the scheme, most likely unbeknownst to the later investors, are paid their “dividends” or “profits” with new investor cash. The most famous modern-day example of a Ponzi scheme in the traditional world, is Bernie Madoff’s $100 billion fraudulent enterprise, officially titled Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. And in the crypto world, BitConnect is the most infamous case of an entirely fraudulent project which boasted a market cap of $2 billion at its peak.
What are the Exchange Hacks?
The history of cryptocurrency is littered with examples of hacked exchanges, some of them so severe that the operation had to be wound up forever. As we have already discussed, incredibly tech savvy and intelligent computer hackers led by Alexander Vinnik stole 850000 BTC from the MtGox exchange over a period from 2012–2014 resulting in the collapse of the exchange and a near-crippling hammer blow to the emerging asset class that is still being felt to this day. The BitGrail exchange suffered a similar style of attack in late 2017 and early 2018, in which Nano (XRB) was stolen that was at one point was worth almost $195 million. Even Bitfinex, one of the most famous and prestigious exchanges, has suffered a hack in 2016 where $72 million worth of BTC was stolen directly from customer accounts.
Hardware Wallet Scam Case Study
In late 2017, an unfortunate character on Reddit, going by the name of “moody rocket” relayed his story of an intricate scam in which his newly acquired hardware wallet was compromised, and his $34,000 life savings were stolen. He bought a second hand Nano ledger into which the scammers own recover seed had already been inserted. He began using the ledger without knowing that the default seed being used was not a randomly assigned seed. After a few weeks the scammer struck, and withdrew all the poor HODLer’s XRP, Dash and Litecoin into their own wallet (likely through a few intermediary wallets to lessen the very slim chances of being identified).
Hardware Wallet Scam Case Study Social Media Fraud
Many gullible and hapless twitter users have fallen victim to the recent phenomenon of scammers using a combination of convincing fake celebrity twitter profiles and numerous amounts of bots to swindle them of ETH or BTC. The scammers would set up a profile with a near identical handle to a famous figure in the tech sphere, such as Vitalik Buterin or Elon Musk. And then in the tweet, immediately following a genuine message, follow up with a variation of “Bonus give away for the next 100 lucky people, send me 0.1 ETH and I will send you 1 ETH back”, followed by the scammers ether wallet address. The next 20 or so responses will be so-called sockpuppet bots, thanking the fake account for their generosity. Thus, the pot is baited and the scammers can expect to receive potentially hundreds of donations of 0.1 Ether into their wallet. Many twitter users with a large follower base such as Vitalik Buterin have taken to adding “Not giving away ETH” to their username to save careless users from being scammed.
Market Manipulation
It also must be recognized that market manipulation is taking place in cryptocurrency. For those with the financial means i.e. whales, there are many ways in which to control the market in a totally immoral and underhanded way for your own profit. It is especially easy to manipulate cryptos that have a very low trading volume. The manipulator places large buy orders or sell walls to discourage price action in one way or the other. Insider trading is also a significant problem in cryptocurrency, as we saw with the example of blatant insider trading when Bitcoin Cash was listed on Coinbase.
Examples of ICO Fraudulent Company Behavior
In the past 2 years an astronomical amount of money has been lost in fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings. The utmost care and attention must be employed before you invest. We will cover this area in greater detail with a whole lesson devoted to the topic. However, at this point, it is useful to look at the main instances of ICO fraud. Among recent instances of fraudulent ICOs resulting in exit scams, 2 of the most infamous are the Benebit and PlexCoin ICOs which raised $4 million for the former and $15 million for the latter. Perhaps the most brazen and damaging ICO scam of all time was the Vietnamese Pincoin ICO operation, where $660million was raised from 32,000 investors before the scammer disappeared with the funds. In case of smaller ICO “exit scamming” there is usually zero chance of the scammers being found. Investors must just take the hit. We will cover these as well as others in Lesson 7 “Scam Projects”.
Signposts of Fraudulent Actors
The following factors are considered red flags when investigating a certain project or ICO, and all of them should be considered when deciding whether or not you want to invest. Whitepaper is a buzzword Salad: If the whitepaper is nothing more than a collection of buzzwords with little clarity of purpose and not much discussion of the tech involved, it is overwhelmingly likely you are reading a scam whitepaper.
Signposts of Fraudulent Actors §2
No Code Repository: With the vast majority of cryptocurrency projects employing open source code, your due diligence investigation should start at GitHub or Sourceforge. If the project has no entries, or nothing but cloned code, you should avoid it at all costs. Anonymous Team: If the team members are hard to find, or if you see they are exaggerating or lying about their experience, you should steer clear. And do not forget, in addition to taking proper precautions when investing in ICOs, you must always make sure that you are visiting authentic web pages, especially for web wallets. If, for example, you are on a spoof MyEtherWallet web page you could divulge your private key without realizing it and have your entire portfolio of Ether and ERC-20 tokens cleaned out.
Methods to Avoid falling Victim
Avoiding scammers and the traps they set for you is all about asking yourself the right questions, starting with: Is there a need for a Blockchain solution for the particular problem that a particular ICO is attempting to solve? The existing solution may be less costly, less time consuming, and more effective than the proposals of a team attempting to fill up their soft cap in an ICO. The following quote from Mihai Ivascu, the CEO of Modex, should be kept in mind every time you are grading an ICO’s chances of success: “I’m pretty sure that 95% of ICOswill not last, and many will go bankrupt. ….. not everything needs to be decentralized and put on an open source ledger.”
Methods to Avoid falling Victim §2 Do I Trust These People with My Money, or Not?
If you continue to feel uneasy about investing in the project, more due diligence is needed. The developers must be qualified and competent enough to complete the objectives that they have set out in the whitepaper.
Is this too good to be true?
All victims of the well-known social media scams using fake profiles of Vitalik Buterin, or Bitconnect investors for that matter, should have asked themselves this simple question, and their investment would have been saved. In the case of Bitconnect, huge guaranteed gains proportional to the amount of people you can get to sign up was a blatant pyramid scheme, obviously too good to be true. The same goes for Fake Vitalik’s offer of 1 ether in exchange for 0.1 ETH.
Selling Cryptocurrencies, Several reasons for selling with the appropriate actions to take:
If you are selling to buy into an ICO, or maybe believe Ether is a safer currency to hold for a certain period of time, it is likely you will want to make use of the Ether pair and receive Ether in return. Obviously if the ICO is on the NEO or WANchain blockchain for example, you will use the appropriate pair. -Trading to buy into another promising project that is listing on the exchange on which you are selling (or you think the exchange will experience a large amount of volume and become a larger exchange), you may want to trade your cryptocurrency for that exchange token. -If you believe that BTC stands a good chance of experiencing a bull run then using the BTC trading pair is the suitable choice. -If you believe that the market is about to experience a correction but you do not want to take your gains out of the market yet, selling for Tether or “tethering up” is the best play. This allows you to keep your locked-in profits on the exchange, unaffected by the price movements in the cryptocurrency markets,so that you can buy back in at the most profitable moment. -If you wish to “cash out” i.e. sell your cryptocurrency for fiat currency and have those funds in your bank account, the best pair to use is ETH or BTC because you will likely have to transfer to an exchange like Kraken or Coinbase to convert them into fiat. If the exchange offers Litecoin or Bitcoin Cash pairs it could be a good idea to use these for their fast transaction time and low fees.
Selling Cryptocurrencies
Knowing when and how to sell, as well as strategies to inflate the value of your trade before sale, are important skills as a trader of any product or financial instrument. If you are satisfied that the sale itself of the particular amount of a token or coin you are trading away is the right one, then you must decide at what price you are going to sell. Exchanges exercise their own discretion as to which trading “pairs” they will offer, but the most common ones are BTC, ETH, BNB for Binance, BIX for Bibox etc., and sometimes Tether (USDT) or NEO. As a trader, you decide which particular cryptocurrency to exchange depending on your reason for making that specific trade at that time.
Methods of Sale
Market sell/Limit sell on exchange: A limit sell is an order placed on an exchange to sell as soon as (also specifically only if and when) the price you specified has been hit within the time limit you select. A market order executes the sale immediately at the best possible price offered by the market at that exact time. OTC (or Over the Counter) selling refers to sale of securities or cryptocurrencies in any method without using an exchange to intermediate the trade and set the price. The most common way of conducting sales in this manner is through LocalBitcoins.com. This method of cryptocurrency selling is far riskier than using an exchange, for obvious reasons.
The influence and value of your Trade
There are a number of strategies you can use to appreciate the value of your trade and thus increase the Bitcoin or Ether value of your portfolio. It is important to disassociate yourself from the dollar value of your portfolio early on in your cryptocurrency trading career simply because the crypto market is so volatile you will end up pulling your hair out in frustration following the real dollar money value of your holdings. Once your funds have been converted into BTC and ETH they are completely in the crypto sphere. (Some crypto investors find it more appropriate to monitor the value of their portfolio in satoshi or gwei.) Certainly not limited to, but especially good for beginners, the most reliable way to increase your trading profits, and thus the overall value and health of your portfolio, is to buy into promising projects, hold them for 6 months to a year, and then reevaluate. This is called Long term holding and is the tactic that served Bitcoin HODLers quite well, from 2013 to the present day. Obviously, if something comes to light about the project that indicates a lengthy set back is likely, it is often better to cut your losses and sell. You are better off starting over and researching other projects. Also, you should set initial Price Points at which you first take out your original investment, and then later, at which you take out all your profits and exit the project. That should be after you believe the potential for growth has been exhausted for that particular project.
Another method of increasing the value of your trades is ICO flipping. This is the exact opposite of long term holding. This is a technique in which you aim for fast profits taking advantage of initial enthusiasm in the market that may double or triple the value of ICO projects when they first come to market. This method requires some experience using smaller exchanges like IDEX, on which project tokens can be bought and sold before listing on mainstream exchanges. “Tethering up” means to exchange tokens or coins for the USDT stable coin, the value of which is tethered to the US Dollar. If you learn, or know how to use, technical analysis, it is possible to predict when a market retreatment is likely by looking at the price movements of BTC. If you decide a market pull back is likely, you can tether up and maintain the dollar value of your portfolio in tether while other tokens and coins decrease in value. The you wait for an opportune moment to reenter the market.
Market Behavior in Different Time Periods
The main descriptors used for overall market sentiment are “Bull Market” and “Bear Market”. The former describes a market where people are buying on optimism. The latter describes a market where people are selling on pessimism. Fun (or maybe not) fact: The California grizzly bear was brought to extinction by the love of bear baiting as a sport in the mid 1800s. Bears were highly sought after for their intrinsic fighting qualities, and were forced into fighting bulls as Sunday morning entertainment for Californians. What has this got to do with trading and financial markets? The downward swipe of the bear’s paws gives a “Bear market” its name and the upward thrust of a Bull’s horns give the “Bull Market” its name. Most unfortunately for traders, the bear won over 80% of the bouts. During a Bull market, optimism can sometimes grow to be seemingly boundless, volume is rising, and prices are ascending. It can be a good idea to sell or rebalance your portfolio at such a time, especially if you have a particularly large position in one holding or another. This is especially applicable if you need to sell a large amount of a relatively low-volume holding, because you can then do so without dragging the price down by the large size of your own sell order.
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Uranus retro into Taurus March 2019 - Green New Deal and banking regulations

https://www.astrology.com/article/what-does-uranus-retrograde-mean-for-you-find-out-with-these-horoscopes/

Globally, the Uranus transit of Taurus may result in innovations and breakthroughs in the handling of our most important asset — planet Earth, our home. Conversations about climate change, green energy, off-grid living, and Earth-friendly diets may become an important component of the cultural zeitgeist. Some astrologers believe that Uranus in Taurus will disrupt financial markets globally, enabling the further rise of alternative currencies such as bitcoin.
But hey, let’s not forget that Uranus, being the planet of rebellion and sudden change, might mean it showing its cleverness and deviance in the most unpredictable, unexpected ways.

Uranus in Taurus can bring with it some big changes. Expect major market volatility in the next 3-4 months. I'm expecting a dead cat bounce in Jan and a return to bear market and or major volatility.
The last time this happened was in 1934. So let's look at what happened in 1934.
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/seact1934.asp
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (SEA) was created to govern securities transactions on the secondary market, after issue, ensuring greater financial transparency and accuracy and less fraud or manipulation. The SEA authorized the formation of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the regulatory arm of the SEA. The SEC has the power to oversee securities, such as stocks, bonds and over-the-counter securities, markets and the conduct of financial professionals including brokers, dealers and investment advisors, and monitor the financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to disclose.

The SEC. I am expecting Trump to introduce new banking regulation in a response to market volatility.

https://www.thebalance.com/fdr-and-the-new-deal-programs-timeline-did-it-work-3305598
FDR launched the New Deal in three waves from 1933 to 1939. Congress passed 47 programs to stabilize the U.S. financial system. They provided relief to farmers and jobs to the unemployed.They also built private-public partnerships to boost manufacturing.
My prediction is Trump moving forward with progressive Democrat's on a Green New Deal barring major market volatility in the first half of 2019.

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Is Bitcoin a Dead Cat Bounce? $NEO, $ONT, $NCASH! Bitcoin Dead Cat Bounce ?! - Nagazeni & Coinsuper Trading Bitcoin - Was This a Dead Cat Bounce that Ended ... Is it a BTC dead cat bounce or Bitcoin will explode? Trading Bitcoin - Is The Dead Cat Bounce Over?

A low-volume recovery often ends up as a “dead cat bounce” – a short-lived recovery after a notable price drop – meaning BTC will likely fall back to $9,000. European and US futures are trading lower after yesterday’s dead cat bounce. It was the biggest one day move for the US equity markets since 2009, the Dow Jones soared 5.09%, the S&P500 index surged by 4.60% and the Nasdaq index increased by 4.49%. Investors bought into the idea that the Federal Reserve is going to soften the blow of Coronavirus by lowering the interest rate. A ‘dead cat bounce’ can be triggered by a enough buyers rushing in too early to drive up the price, short sellers buying back their positions on the first sharp move lower creating buying pressure and a short squeeze as they lock in profits, or a lack of sellers willing to exit at the first low prices after the quick decline. These scenarios are all short term before the buying pressure is ... A dead cat bounce happens when traders generally are closing their short position or buying the stock when they think the stock has reached it’s lowest. The dead cat bounce is common among technical analysts. For a dead cat bounce to happen, the price of stock should be falling and then show a slight resurgence before going down again. Bitcoin (BTC) Surges Above $4,000, Analyst Cries “Dead Cat Bounce” Crypto Buying Volume Booms, Bitcoin Heads Above $4,000 After a near non-stop bout of selling pressure, on Tuesday, after a seeming shift in the crypto-related news cycle, Bitcoin and its altcoin brethren unexpectedly underwent a positive price influx.

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