Braveheart

Your daily newsletter for February 27, 2019
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Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Seneca
Whoopee for Wednesday! I do hope everyone is having a great week so far. To those who aren't, the weekend is not too far away. Hang in there! 💪

Today also happens to be the birthday of British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian, the late Elizabeth Taylor. 💃🏻 She was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinemas in the 1950s. She would have turned 87 today. 

In today's newsletter, we will be covering Swiss private bank Julius Baer to offer digital asset services later this year, HTC's EXODUS 1 blockchain phone now available for purchase with fiat and potential blockchain partners for Samsung's Galaxy S10 phone.

Please don't forget to answer the polls down below too! It's a great way for us to interact with you all and hear what you have to say. 💭 Happy reading! 📚

Slow day 🐌
It's been a slow price action day over the last 24 hours. Total market capitalization bounced between a tight range of ~$129.4 billion and ~$130.9 billion, and is currently at ~$130 billion at time of writing with most coins seeing either gains or losses in the ~1-3% range. 24 hour volume continues to drop and recorded ~$25.6 billion for the day.

BTC is currently trading at ~$3,855, down ~0.3% over yesterday. RSI level on the daily chart did not change from yesterday and is at ~54. BTC continues to hold and trade above the 21-day and 50-day EMA line on the daily chart. However, it still needs to break through the 50-day EMA line on the weekly chart for things to look a lot healthier. 🙏🏻


Joining the party 🎉
Swiss private bank Julius Baer has partnered with a crypto banking startup SEBA Crypto AG to offer digital asset services later in 2019. 😊

The bank will create a platform that offers storage, transaction and investment solutions for digital assets to meet growing demand from its clients. The arrangement will come into effect once SEBA receives a banking and securities dealer license from the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

According to the head of markets and board member at Julius Baer, Peter Gerlach, the bank is “convinced that digital assets will become a legitimate sustainable asset class of an investor’s portfolio.” 💪

In cash 💸
The previously only available for purchase with Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) blockchain phone, the HTC EXODUS 1 by HTC, can now be bought with USD and other fiat currencies. Currently, the $699 phone is still exclusively sold online. 📱

According to HTC's “decentralized chief officer”, Phil Chen, this launch “is more of a core launch” after the phone’s early access period. The company has also expanded the range of cryptocurrencies accepted for the phone to include Litecoin (LTC) and the Binance Coin (BNB). 👍

EXODUS 1 is integrated with the Opera web browser through which micro payments can be conducted with crypto funds in the Zion mobile wallet app. The phone also has a “trusted execution environment” feature in which the phone’s operating system cannot interact with the wallet, giving it some protection from malicious actors able to compromise the phone itself. 

Foreshadowing 👀
According to a Samsung official who spoke at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on 25 Feb, the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series smartphones will be equipped with wallet functions for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and 2 other tokens. 🙌

In the presentation, one particular slide showcased the new phone’s Blockchain Keystore to affiliates and customers, which displayed a picture that included the logo for Cosmee, a beauty community service decentralized application from the Cosmochain crypto project, as well as that of the Enjin crypto gaming platform.

While Samsung has yet to disclose precise details of the partner services, they are likely to be featured on the phone at launch or soon after.

Blockchain term of the day 🤓 - Smart contract
A computer protocol intended to facilitate, verify, or enforce a contract on the blockchain without third parties.


Other news 📰
  • Blockchain startup Electroneum has launched a $80 Android smartphone that can mine Electroneum’s native token, ETN. 📱
  • At the Mobile World Congress, Istanbul-based telecommunication services provider Turkcell introduced a blockchain-based service for ID management. 😋
  • The recent Fetch.AI (FET) $6 million dollar token sale on crypto exchange Binance’s Launchpad platform sold out in 22 seconds. 😲
Crypto calendar 📅

31 Mar  - U.S. SEC's initial decision on the NYSE Arca and Bitwise Asset Management's Bitcoin ETF application
5 Apr    - U.S. SEC's initial decision on the VanEck, SolidX and the Cboe BZX Exchange Bitcoin ETF application
TBA      - ICE's Bakkt Bitcoin Daily Futures Contract updated launch timeline

Catch the CoinMarketCap team at these community events! 🤝

27-28 Feb   - Trescon Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
4-8 Mar       - Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2019 (Hong Kong)
13-14 Mar   - Token2049 (Hong Kong)
23-24 Apr    - International Blockchain Life 2019 Asia (Singapore)
25-26 Apr    - Trescon World Blockchain Summit Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan)
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The average vote was 8.8. 46.7% of y'all even voted a 10! Thank you! T_T 💓

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A nice bite sized summary of important info, presented in an interesting way... much appreciated! - Thank you! We figured that's what a great deal of the crypto community needed. Condensed crypto news. 😄
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I do enjoy it a lot! Made me realise cryptos have an interesting community, so as much as I like the news, can also say the same about the poll and all of the comments (that’s coming from not an overly social human being). Keep up the good work! P.S. Don’t want to admit, but I actually enjoy getting published pretty often 😉 - Crypto definitely has an interesting, vibrant community. We are most delighted to have you along with us on this journey! 💪🚀
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"What would you like to see more of in upcoming newsletters, and how can it be improved upon?"

A regular snippet describing the unique attributes of a different coin
occasionally do take a polls on the crypto assets people are betting on.
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