Chinese Watchdog found 421 Scams in Cryptocurrencies

Digital assets space has envolved huge media coverage with reports, focused on the scams: investors are fleeced with the bait of returns or a fraudulent scheme
22 May 2018   975

The National Internet Financial Risk Analysis Technology Platform (IFCERT) published a statement on May 18, 2018 in order to educate its citizens on common cryptocurrency scams, defining the space’s common scams. During the investigations, the IFCERT’s revealed a common of 421 cryptocurrencies, all displaying attributes of a fraudulent business model. Nevertheless, the watchdog affirms that most of the trading platforms are hosted on overseas servers, making it difficult to track their exact location. The fraud platforms, in the whole, were parted  into broad divisions.

Promoters of Pyramid Scheme Cryptocurrencies provide a bogus guarantee of significant yields and claim to offer handsome commissions to investors who can further bring in more investors. As demonstrated below, the top-tier members make the most profits, with the incentives decreasing as one trickles down the pyramid. In terms of benefits, investors are offered both a  “dynamic (rewards in proportion to money invested)” and “static (fixed)” incentives.

For fraudulent ‘Hard Forks’, the IFCERT has marked an absence of “genuine code,” apart from the total lack of a technical framework to successfully run a blockchain. Nevertheless, promoters deceive naive investors, and promise guarantee returns on the guise of a ‘hard fork’, that would force the coin’s value, and “never fall.”

IFCERT also claimed that the cryptocurrencies issued by OTC-Only Platforms are extremely phony, and not tradable on any cryptocurrency-exchange apart from their own. These determined coins are allegedly controlled by institutional investors, who manipulate the digital asset’s price by purchasing large amounts in quick succession, thereby causing a “pump,” and deceiving investors who can mistake it as a real store-of-value.

BTC Invesment Profitability to Exceed Traditional Assets

This conclusion was made by Binance Research team in study "What Bear Market?"; since begining of the year the BTC has grown by more than 50%, while oil by 33%
08 May 2019   320

Since the beginning of the year, Bitcoin has grown faster than traditional market assets, including oil, technology companies, real estate and gold. This conclusion was made by Binance Research in the new study "What Bear Market?"

Since the beginning of the year, the price of Bitcoin has grown by more than 50%, while oil - by 33%, tech stocks - by 18%. The price of gold in five months slipped by 1%.

Recently, however, some factors have emerged that may put pressure on the price of Bitcoin. Thus, the recovery of BTC growth slowed down somewhat amid news of a hacker attack on the popular Binance exchange itself, as a result of which 7,000 BTC ($ 40.5 million) were stolen.

Another potentially negative factor for the price of Bitcoin could be the upcoming IEO of the Bitfinex exchange, where Tether stablecoins will be used to purchase LEO tokens for $ 1 billion. It can lead to situation when large players can may actively sell BTC.