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Your daily newsletter for 16 October, 2019

Love yourself

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”

– Walt Disney

It's midweek and also already the middle of October! Dang, time sure flies. Alright, let's get down to it! 😄



Today in history (1923), Walt and Roy Disney founded the Walt Disney Company. 🎉



We will be covering a new government initiative to put South Korean trade on the blockchain by 2021, Ford using blockchain tech to track 'green miles' driven by vehicles and physically-backed Binance Coin ETP launching on Swiss Stock Exchange. Today, we also have a special announcement about a new CoinMarketCap product! So be sure to check that out below too!



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

Backslide 😫



Over the last 24 hours, total market capitalization dipped slightly from ~$225.4 billion to ~$221.7 billion, with most coins seeing losses in the ~1-4% range. 24-hour volume registered ~$55.7 billion.  


BTC is currently trading at ~$8,170, down ~1.9% over yesterday. On the daily chart, BTC continues to be trading below its 100-day EMA line. RSI is at ~38.5, indicative of moderate bearish momentum. 👀

Total Market Capitalizations

Going digital 🖥️



The South Korean government intends to create a digital trade foundation and lower trade costs with blockchain technology, a move introduced under the country's Development Plan for Digital Trade. 


Blockchain, big data and AI will be used to digitize the whole Korean trade finance ecosystem by 2021, forging a "digital trading platform that can be easily and conveniently used in all stages of export, such as contracts, customs and logistics".

Environmental benefits 🏔️



The Ford Motor Company is eyeing blockchain technology and geofencing to accurately track the "green miles" driven by its energy-efficient automobiles. 🚙


It is broadening its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) test project to Colonge, Germany, and will record all metadata on the blockchain to possibly maximize its PHEV vehicle fleets' environmental benefits. 🇩🇪


The blockchain technology tested in Colonge "enables secure, tamper-proof tracking and logging of vehicle emissions records, which makes it ideal for the PHEV pilot".

First of its kind 👏



Crypto exchange Binance has partnered with local Swiss startup Amun to establish a dedicated exchange-traded product (ETF) for Binance Coin (BNB) on the SIX Exchange, a Swiss Stock Exchange. 


The investment tool features physically-backed contracts, and is the first for Binance's in-house cryptocurrency token BNB, with possible greater options for traders in the future. 💯


Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, stated that the partnership "will provide investors with a new and regulated asset class with a unique dimension to utility tokens, making them more accessible and reliable through a traditional financial infrastructure". 

Blockchain term of the day 🤓 - Brute Force Attack (BFA)


A method of trial-and-error, in which automated software generates and tries a large number of possible combinations in order to crack a code or key.

Special announcement 📢 - "Interest" by CoinMarketCap


Ever wondered what you could do with your crypto besides HODL? Well, there’s quite a fair bit you can do with it. 🤔



On 17 Oct (tomorrow) 9AM (ET), we will be launching “Interest”, a one-stop resource where you can find out where to save, to earn, to borrow and to margin-trade various cryptoassets! 💱



“Interest” will be a place where you can view the various lending and borrowing platforms (such as wallets, exchanges and DeFi platforms) on the market, along with their annualized interest rates, minimum deposit duration, and all that good stuff!



You’ve worked hard for your bags of crypto, so now it’s time to let it work for you! Stay tuned fam! 😉

Special announcement 📢 - CoinMarketCap 'The Capital' Global Conference


It's happening!


In less than a month, join 1500+ attendees, 70+ speakers and 15 sponsors at the gorgeous Victoria Theatre for a one-of-a-kind crypto experience.


We have just a few FULL admission tickets remaining. $199 gets you full access to The Capital, food & beverages throughout the conference, fine-dining lunch provided by Sinfonia, and a ticket to our VIP after-party!


To register, click here!

Other news 📰


  • Bank of England Governor Mark Carney recently defended Facebook's new Libra stablecoin and highlighted the shortcomings of the current traditional financial system. ♎

  • CipherTrace, a U.S.-based blockchain security company, has widened its cryptocurrency intelligence platform to 700 tokens. 🧠

  • The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) declared that it has included the term for Bitcoin (BTC)'s smallest unit, "Satoshi". 📖

Crypto calendar  📅



TBA         - Justin Sun's lunch with Warren Buffett

What's up in the markets

Bitcoin Dominance

Daily Top 10

Greatest Crypto Gainers

Greatest Crypto Loses

New on CoinMarketCap

Poll of the Day

How much do you agree with this statement: "I believe Decentralized Finance (DeFi) will be the cause of the next crypto bull run."


Why or why not? Share with me in the polls! 😆 

What you said

"How much do you agree with this statement: "Ethereum (ETH) is my favorite platform coin.""



The average vote was 6. 26.1% of y'all voted a '10'.

"Why or why not?"




Smart coins makes sense but haven't seen very many – very many good ones* 😂



because of smart contract, echo system of hardware wallets & interfaces to interact with the chain, Vitalik & the eth developers i like ethereum.. i am also keenly watching Zilliqa, i think it is another cool project to watch for in coming months. – Hahaha, but can Ziliqa beat ETH’s adoption? 🤔



I really love Enjin – Guess you got a couple of ENJ in your bags! 😄



Because persistent in price – Relative to other alts 😂



I believe XRP we be the future – Hahaha hmmm 🤔



Strong and reliable, improving fast – Can’t wait for 2.0! 🐌



Mostly because it been established. – Yeah, that’s a huge thing it has going for it actually. 👍

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