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Your daily newsletter for 13 January, 2020

“The cautious seldom err.”

- Confucius

In today's newsletter, we will be covering:

  • Block.One releasing major blockchain software update 2.0

  • PwC Switzerland partnering with smart contract auditing team ChainSecurity

  • Nets player being on track for his 13 Jan tokenized bond launch

Daily Market Summary - Bullish 📈


Total Market Cap: ~$216.9 billion (~4.3%)                 BTC Price: ~$8,140 (~3.7%)

24-Hour Volume: ~$78.2 billion (~2.8%)                    BTC Dominance: ~68.2% (~0.6%)

Notable movers: Horizen (ZEN) (~10.2%)  


Over the weekend, BTC rose early on Friday from ~$7,440 to ~$8,100 levels, and has maintained that throughout the weekend. BTC is currently trading at ~$8,140, up ~3.7% over the weekend. On the daily chart, BTC broke through its 21-day EMA line again, and RSI is at ~59, indicative of slight bullish momentum. On the weekly chart, BTC is still contesting its 50-EMA resistance line. The MACD line looks to be approaching to cross to the upside of the signal line, something we have not seen since early Feb 2019!



BTC is still trading within its lower highs and lower lows trading pattern/ channel/ zone it has been trading within since late June this year. It is currently testing the lower bound. 👀

Total Market Capitalizations

Poll of the Day

How much do you agree with this statement: "I believe in the importance of anonymity for transactions"


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

Faster, stronger, better



Blockchain software development company Block.One has released the software that underlies the EOS blockchain, 2.0. 



The news, published on Twitter on 10 Jan in the recent release announcement, also mentioned that the update makes the blockchain "faster, simpler, and even more secure." 🔒 



It now has a purpose-built WebAssembly (WASM) engine that EOS smart contracts run on, with the change anticipated to boost the performance of smart contract execution, and will also include WebAuthn support that allows developers to possibly test transaction signing. 



Multithreading support is also said to be added, which Block.One claims significantly improves the blockchain's network code and boosts the performance of various processes.

Partner up 🤝


The Swiss branch of auditing company PwC has partnered with smart contract auditing team ChainSecurity to boost the global auditor's services. 



PwC manager and external communications team leader Konradin Krieger explained in an email sent to Cointelegraph that no acquisition was involved, and that the core delivery and development ChainSecurity teams simply joined PwC Switzerland. 🇨🇭



Krieger also said that the company intends to grow according to market demands and how it develops, adding that the collaboration allowed the new joint team to offer wider and more comprehensive services.



A press release published by PwC on 5 Jan said that the company hopes it will become "the world's leader in smart contract auditing" with the addition of the ChainSecurity team. 

Support future stars 🌟



The NBA's Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie will launch his tokenized security offering, a "SD8" token on investment platform "DREAM Fan Shares" on 13 Jan, in partnership with digital securities firm Securitize.



DREAM Fan Shares is a portal for supporters and fans who want to invest in the potential success of athletes and stars via Professional Athlete Investment Tokens (PAInTs)



The news was revealed in a 10 Jan tweet made by Dinwiddie, where he also added that he would also take 8 fans to All-Star Weekend (ASW) with him. 😁



CEO of Securitize, Carlos Domingo, also tweeted on 10 Jan in support of the NBA player, saying that the company is "extremely excited and proud to be the digital transfer agent and technology partner" for the world's 1st Professional Athlete Investment Security Token. 

Special announcement 📢 - According to CoinMarketCap 2019


Wonder how the crypto market performed in 2019? Here is our version on how Bitcoin fared against major financial assets, other crypto assets, token exchanges and more! Plus additional insights based on our web traffic data! Check out this link for our 2019 review, "According to CoinMarketCap 2019"! 🤓

Other news 📰


  • Crypto derivatives exchange FTX's CEO Sam Bankman-Fried announced in a tweet on 12 Jan that the exchange launched Bitcoin (BTC) options trading on 11 Jan. 👍

  • According to, Ethereum Classic (ETC) successfully finished the "Agharta" hard fork on 12 Jan, making it more interoperable with its sister-chain, Ethereum (ETH). 🎉

  • According to Bloomberg, a group of analysts at JPMorgan Chase (led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou) noted that JPMorgan Chase believe that CME Group's new Bitcoin (BTC) options set to launch on 13 Jan is seeing "unusually strong (interest) activity" which reflects the high anticipation among market participants of the options contract. 

Blockchain term of the day 🤓 - Decentralized Exchange (DEX)


A peer-to-peer exchange that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrency and other assets without a central intermediary involved.

Crypto calendar 📅


15 Jan   - Crypto Finance Conference (Switzerland)

15 Jan   - The North American Bitcoin Conference (Miami, U.S.)

20 Jan   - Blockchain Economic Forum (Switzerland)

21 Jan   - CV Summit Davos (Switzerland)

25 Jan   - The Genesis Block Conference 2020 (Bangalore, India)

TBA        - Justin Sun's lunch with Warren Buffet

What you said


"How much do you agree with this statement: "I believe that smart contracts should be legalized, and seen as legally binding contracts, in the court of law""


The average vote was 8.9. 74.4% of y'all voted a '10'!

"Why or why not?"



Will save money & time – No doubt.


Eliminates unnecessary 3rd parties ! – Yes! 👋


It’s a more efficient way to manage contractual agreements. – Yup, it will be. It'll be so much more efficient. 


yes yes and yes, unfortunately there are bad actors in this world, and having a public record forever recorded on the blockchain would just be a great next step. {from personal experience of a legal shitshow}. it actually what kept me in crypto, came for the sats, stayed for the chain – I like that… “Came for the sats, stayed for the chain” Hahaha, so cool! 😂


They will only a matter of time ( soon ) judges, court systems, government, corporations, banking, payrolls, taxation, you get the picture all things on and off this planet will be smart contacts and block chain and digital currency. The only thing we can do is buy buy buy all good cripto possible . And sit back and enjoy the unimaginable new existence - Def hoping it plays out the way we want it to. 😁


I agree with a twist, what we really need is "token as title", then everything can be tokenized as it should be. Without token as title, all of these tokenized assets are at risk without true legal standing. – I guess w “token as title” we would also be able to take DeFi to the next level as huge ticket items like houses, cars etc can be collateralized. Interesting… yeah you’re right. 😄


It's a no brainer. It's an agreement and in writing, backed by the chain's distribution. No wiggle room. – True definition of ‘set in stone’.

Thank you all for reading! Catch you back here again tomorrow for your daily dose of crypto news! 💙

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