Bitcoin Press Release: Leading cryptocurrency aggregator CoinmarketCap has released a report detailing a surge in crypto Interest across both age and regional demographics. This recent adoption was aided by the resurgence of popular casino and sportsbook sites like 1xBit.
15th June 2020, Cyprus – According to data from CoinMarketCap, the biggest crypto data aggregator on the market, more and more users are showing an interest in digital assets. This interest was recorded in the youthful age demographic, as well as various regional demographics. Countries that saw the most user growth, in the first quarter of 2020, were India, Pakistan, Colombia, Canada, and Nigeria. The countries with the most female user growth are Greece and Romania.
Crypto Surge in Age and Regional Demographics
The report published by CoinMarketCap analyzed the market and user trends surrounding cryptos for the first quarter of 2020. Data sourced for the report came from proprietary market capitalization data and user insights from CoinMarketCaps massive user base.
In addition to the trends and events that occurred around the coronavirus-induced March 12 market crash, CoinMarketCap identified two other trends that indicated positive developments for cryptos.
The first trend relates to growth in interest from female users of 43.24% on its platform, and the second trend recorded a 46.04% quarterly growth in interest for young adults (ages between 18 and 24).
A quote from the CoinMarketCap report reads:
“In relation to the youth user segment (aged 18-24), the continent of Oceania saw the biggest percentage jump of 151.95%, followed by Africa with 91.47%,”- was the observation made in the report.”
The top nine countries with a user growth of at least 80% were as follows:
- Nigeria: 210.6%
- Australia (158.07%)
- Spain (120.71%)
- Canada (112.45%)
- Mexico (97.33%)
- The U.K. (91.48%)
- Colombia (85.07%)
- India (83.07%)
- Pakistan (81.79%)
- Greece Up (164%)
These percentages represent the number of new users between the ages of 18 and 24 in the first quarter. The numbers are much higher compared to those of the previous quarter. from this quarter the number of women interested in cryptocurrency increased by 43%. Data from the first quarter also revealed that more female users have started to show interest in crypto as well:
“While we have consistently seen an increasing number of female users, this segment saw a particularly strong growth of 43.24% compared to the previous quarter. Within the female user segment, the Americas and European regions grew more than 50% in users.
The nine countries with the highest growth in the female user sector in the first quarter compared to the previous one are:
- Greece: 163.67%
- Romania (145.09%)
- Argentina (98.23%)
- Portugal (89.95%)
- Indonesia (88.92%)
- Ukraine (86.68%)
- Czechia (85.6%)
- Colombia (82.03%)
- Venezuela (80.23%)
CoinMarketCap also discovered that not only the youth is interested in digital assets, as it observed an increase of 41% in the number of users past the age of 65.
Top Crypto Casinos See Surge in Use
As most operations and businesses have had to move online because of coronavirus restrictions, many gamblers have also taken their activity online. As a result there has been a rise in interest for crypto casinos due to their many advantages. The online crypto casino and crypto sportsbook, 1xBit is one such site, as it allows users to register easily and remain completely anonymous while betting and gambling.
1xBit supports more than 20 cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Monero, Zcash, Tether, Ripple, and many others. As all payments are made in crypto, there are no fees applied when user deposits and withdrawals from your multi-currency account. Also, payouts are executed at a fast rate, with no long waiting times.
There has been a surge in esports popularity on betting sites,and crypto casinos as traditional sports have been on hiatus. Esports and crypto are a perfect combination, as they both have tech-savvy audiences. 1xBit also features a variety of esports events with high odds, in addition to more than 5000 slots, games from 100 game providers, and dozens of table games with live dealers.
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Thieves Stole About $450,000 from Crypto Trader at Knifepoint
A Hong Kong woman has fallen victim to a gang of robbers after conducting a crypto transaction worth almost $450,000.
Gang of Four Steal $450K From Hong Kong Crypto Trader
According to a report by the South China Morning Post, a female crypto trader was held at knifepoint by a gang of thieves, who stole HK $3.5 million ($448,700) from the victim.
As part of the robbery operation, one of the thieves posed as a prospective cryptocurrency buyer. The woman had earlier conducted different crypto transactions for the man, ranging between HK$600,000 and HK$700,000.
Hong Kong authorities stated that the trader sold Tether (USDT) tokens to the man via her iPhone and was later lured to an office to receive payment in cash. Shortly after receiving the money, other members of the gang held the trader at knifepoint to steal the money and her iPhone.
Authorities were able to get wind of the robbery after the victim contacted her husband with a second phone, who in turn called the police. Meanwhile, authorities are conducting a search for the gang.
The woman’s uncle, who escorted her to the location of the transaction, also told the police that he saw four men fleeing the scene of the crime.
The details of the attack also closely resemble another incident from earlier in January when a gang of four robbers stole HK $3 million from another crypto trader. In the earlier case, the hoodlums also posed as prospective buyers, completed a few transactions to gain trust before pouncing on their victim.
Armed Robbers and Kidnappers on the Prowl for Crypto Owners
Physical crypto-related thefts are reportedly a regular occurrence in Hong Kong, with the number of such incidents doubling between 2019 and 2020. Indeed, the growing value of cryptocurrencies seemingly provides incentives for armed robbers looking for victims.
Back in 2018, a police officer in India was among a group of people arrested in connection with the kidnapping and extortion of a businessman to the tune of over $49 million.
CryptoPotato compiled a list of crypto security tips for investors and traders to safeguard their wallets and crypto. One of the important things to consider is keeping your holdings private and be very careful when it comes to peer-to-peer transactions.
3 key reasons why Polkastarter (POLS) price rallied 500% since December
Polkastarter (POLS) is a cross-chain token pool and auction protocol built on the Polkadot (DOT) blockchain. It launched in October of 2020 as a way for projects to raise capital in a decentralized environment and since January the token has rallied 500% to a new high at $1.78.
Three possible reasons for the recent growth of POLS are the strong rally seen from Polkadot, strategic partnerships and exchange listings and an expanding list of token launches via auctions.
The rise of Polkadot
The rising popularity of the Polkadot network is arguably the most significant influencer on the price of POLS. Similar to Kusama, Polkastarter’s association with Polkadot could attract additional user and investor attention.
Polkadot’s rally began on Dec. 27, 2020, and it culminated on Jan.15 as DOT saw a 75% price increase in one week. POLS strong rally also reignited on Dec. 27 and followed a similar trajectory to DOT.
Now that DOT has flipped XRP to become the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, further price strength for Polkadot has the potential to have a positive impact on the overall performance of Polkastarter.
Exchange listings and partnerships
Prior to Jan. 14 POLS was only available on Uniswap and Poloniex. At the time its liquidity was limited and high ETH gas fees also complicated matters for those thinking about trading the token.
After the Huobi exchange announced plans to list POLS on Jan. 14, its trading volume increased from an average of $2 million to $22 million overnight.
Now the POLS community is working on being listed at OKEx and a recent tweet from the project informed supporters that the project only needs 2,000 more votes to qualify.
Listing POLS on another high-volume exchange has the potential to further boost the token’s price as more people will have access to one of the fastest-growing Polkadot based projects.
Successful auctions and token launches
Similar to the initial coin offerings (ICO) that occurred in 2017 and 2018, Polkastarter is gaining momentum due to its ability to attract capital heavy investors looking for the opportunity to get first access to the newest blockchain projects.
Polkastarter’s protocol is designed to enable cross-chain token pools and auctions as a method of raising capital in a decentralized fashion. To date, the platform has conducted 12 separate Initial Decentralized exchange Offerings (IDOs) with 20 different pools consisting of both public and private offerings. To date, only one pool failed to sell out.
The strong rally seen from DOT has only increased the desire of projects wanting to develop on top of Polkadot in order to capitalize on its growing popularity as well as avoid the challenges associated with building on Ethereum.
Tosdis, the most recent IDO conducted on Polkastarter, tweeted the following after its successful auction as an example of the platform’s growing popularity:
“We are really delighted to announce that our IDO on Polkastarter is sold out. POLS pool was sold out in record 30 seconds. After fixing some overloading and gas issues, the public pool was sold out in 90 minutes. We are overwhelmed by the support. Thank you and Stay tuned.”
Polkadot’s rise, successful IDOs on the Polkastarter platform and the listing of POLS on new exchanges have helped propel the value of the token to new highs and investors are optimistic that these strong fundamentals will push the price higher.
In addition to these fundamental factors, Ether’s (ETH) recent surge to a new all-time high has many analysts calling for the start of a new ‘altcoin season’. According to Raoul Pal, the CEO and co-founder of Real Vision Group and Global Macro Investor, traders are likely to plow into “higher risk alts” after Ether secures a new all-time high.
If this prediction does come to pass, it could also mean even brighter days are ahead for the Polkastarter ecosystem.
Latest CME Report Reveals Growing Appetite for Bitcoin Amongst Institutions
- Bitcoin has been consolidating within the $30,000 region throughout the past few days and weeks
- Bulls and bears have largely reached an impasse, with buyers and sellers both being unable to spark any trend
- This comes as large institutional inflows show some signs of tapering, with these buyers largely being viewed as the ones responsible for the recent market-wide surge
- The latest Commitment of Traders (CoT) report from the CME reveals a striking trend – institutions are increasingly adding to their long exposure
- This seems to invalidate the notion that institutions are slowing their accumulation habits and may point to an imminent wave two of buying from these parties
Bitcoin has seen mixed price action as of late, with the selling pressure in the upper-$30,000 region slowing its ascent as bulls and bears largely reach an impasse.
Where the crypto market trends in the mid-term may depend largely, if not entirely, on whether or not Bitcoin can continue stabilizing or break above $40,000.
Any strong rejection here could cause the crypto to see some notable losses that potentially lead altcoins to follow suit and selloff as well.
One positive trend that seems to bode well for Bitcoin’s outlook is growing long-exposure from institutions using the CME.
This trend suggests that institutions are still pouring money into the market.
Bitcoin Stagnates as Consolidation Phase Persists
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up just under 2% at its current price of $36,700. This marks a notable decline from daily highs of nearly $38,000 set just a couple of hours ago.
The entire market retraced with BTC, but ETH and other altcoins are all trading up significantly from where they were just a few days ago.
Institutional Traders Are Increasingly Long on BTC
One positive trend for Bitcoin is the growing presence of institutions in the market, which is a large part of why it has been rallying so heavily throughout the past few months.
Although they may be bidding less aggressively on BTC as it hovers around its all-time highs, data from the CME’s latest Commitment of Trader’s report indicates that long interest for BTC amongst institutions is steadily climbing.
“12 – January CME $BTC Commitments of Traders (COT) report – Open Interest: 12,039 up 6.5%”
Image Courtesy of Unfolded. Source: TradingView.
The coming few days should shine some light on whether or not the constant rejection seen by Bitcoin in the upper-$30,000 region will have any impacts on its mid-term trend.
Featured image from Unsplash. Charts from TradingView.
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