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Coinbase is planning to launch margin trading; Telegram has posted TON client test version. Diar Bitcoin wallet research.
Following Binance, one more cryptocurrency exchange announced plans to offer margin trading to its customers. Vice President of Coinbase, the largest US website, reported that it would be the next step in development. However, he also noted that this transition might be difficult for the website.
US authorities impose stricter rules for exchanges offering leverage. Aside from that, Coinbase plans to optimize work with financial instruments such as options and futures. However, these plans can also be destroyed by insufficiently precise rules of cryptocurrency industry regulation.
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Test.ton.org has a preview version of Telegram Open Network (TON) client. It does not contain the complete code; however, this version makes it possible to perform assembly and configuration. Once this is done, one can connect to the test network node. The user will be able to create own smart contract or examine the existing options. Anyway, in order to get that done he will need to deal with Fift programming language created with the express purpose of Telegram Open Network.
Officially, the TON team did not announce any statement on the introduction of new software, in view of this some experts called it as a planned leak. It is expected, that the network will begin to fully operate in the 3rd quarter of 2019. According to the terms of the agreement, it should be on stream this year. Otherwise, it will be necessary to return the funds to investors.
According to Diar, the major players used the crypto winter to strengthen their positions. At the end of the summer 2018, wallets with 1,000 to 10,000 btc in volume accounted for up to 20% of coins total number. The whales have stepped up purchases in the falling market, and now more than 26% of bitcoins total number is collected here. Moreover, it was they who bought about 40% of the total volume mined during this time.
However, even now almost 38% of cryptocurrency are concentrated in wallets, where less than 1,000 bitcoins are stored. Another interesting fact is that during this time the largest storage facilities have grown poor. Nine months ago, they accounted for 25% of the total volume, and now only 16% remain. However, this does not mean that their owners simply did not divide their assets into small shares.