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What is Crypto.com CRO Visa Card? Referral Code $50

MCO Visa Card was a card service that belongs to Crypto.com. Now its CRO VISA card. CRO is the other native currency by Crypto.com. Crypto.com used to support two native tokens but nowadays they only have CRO: The VISA card used to requires MCO staking but now it requires CRO staking. CRO Visa cards are […]

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MCO Visa Card was a card service that belongs to Crypto.com. Now its CRO VISA card. CRO is the other native currency by Crypto.com. Crypto.com used to support two native tokens but nowadays they only have CRO:

The VISA card used to requires MCO staking but now it requires CRO staking. CRO Visa cards are prepaid cards that can be topped up with cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), XRP, and Crypto.com’s native CRO token.

 

In order for you to acquire a metal CRO Visa card and receive all its benefits, such as cashback up to 5% in CRO and free Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime accounts, you will need to Stake CRO for at least 6 months. The specific CRO amount to stake differs from card to card.

 

Anyone in the USA (49 states), the EU, or Singapore can use the CRO Visa card to spend cryptos at millions of locations globally.

How to get $50 FREE with Crypto.com?

  1. Click on our referral link for Crypto.com
  2. Complete signup and pass KYC
  3. Stake at least 1000 CRO (200 USD) for CRO Visa Card
  4. Referral code: mcmk7qgbhh
     

CRO card rewards, benefits and purchase rebates

Crypto.com offers extreme good rewards, benefits and purchase rebates with its CRO VISA card. You can enjoy rebates on Spotify, Netflix, Airbnb and Amazon Prime. In addition, you can get up to 5% cashback and free access to airport lounges around the world.

An ongoing CRO Token lockup is required to continue receiving purchase rebates.

See some of the benefits in the table below.

 

CRO VISA card benefits table and CRO staking requirements

 

The limit for the purchase rebates are as follow:

Expedia: Up to 10% of each purchase with a US$50 limit per month 

Airbnb: Up to 10% of each purchase with a US$100 limit per month

Spotify: Up to US$12.99 per month

Netflix: Up to US$12.99 per month

Amazon Prime: Up to US$12.99 per month rebate of membership fee

What different Crypto.com CRO cards are there?

Below you can see the five different categories of CRO Visa cards and the required staking for each category

  1. Obsidian, 1,000,000 CRO staking (≅ 200,000 USD)
  2. Frosted Rose Gold and Icy White, 100,000 MCO Staking (≅ 20,000 USD)
  3. Royal Indigo and Jade Green, 10,000 CRO Staking (≅ 2,000 USD)
  4. Ruby Steel, 1000 CRO Staking (≅ 200 USD)
  5. Midnight Blue, No staking required

How to get $50 FREE with Crypto.com?

  1. Click on our referral link for Crypto.com
  2. Complete signup and pass KYC
  3. Stake at least 1,000 (200 USD) CRO for CRO Visa Card
  4. Referral code: mcmk7qgbhh
     

How do I apply for a CRO VISA card?

 

  • Sign Up

Download the Crypto.com, complete the KYC and sign up for the CRO VISA card. The Crypto.com App is available both for Iphone and Android.

 

  • Purchase CRO tokens

You need to stake CRO tokens to receive a CRO VISA card according to the table with the different types of VISA card stated above in this article. CRO tokens can be purchased directly in the Crypto.com App:

 

  1. with your credit card (Visa/Mastercard)
  2. bank transfer via SEPA (EUR), ACH (USD), SWIFT, fiat top-up

You can also purchase CRO on crypto exchanges, such as Bittrex. If you buy the CRO tokens on an external exchange you need to deposit them into your Crypto.com Wallet to stake them for a CRO VISA card.

 

  • CRO Staking for MCO VISA card

You have to lock up your CRO for 6 months and after this you will be able to unlock and transfer the staked CRO tokens back to the Crypto.com App. You can either sell them for another cryptocurrency or continue to lock them to enjoy additional features.

 

The CRO card usage and benefits (Card Cashback, LoungeKey™ Access, fee-free ATM withdrawal limits and Interbank Exchange Rates) will remain the same, no strings attached. 

 

  • Shipment of the CRO VISA card

You will be prompted to update the app and stake the CRO when the CRO VISA card is ready for shipment, if you don’t already have done this.

How do I activate my MCO card?

When you have received your CRO VISA card you must activate it. Complete these steps:

 

  1. Click on the card icon in the applower right hand corner)
  2. Click on “Activate My Card” button
  3. Enter you 3 digit CVV. You find this on the backside of your CRO VISA card
  4. Create and enter your personal PIN code*
  5. Top up your CRO VISA card.

*All EU & UK cards come with a preset 4-digit PIN.  This view-only PIN can be found under Card > Settings.  Setting a personalised PIN can be done at a VISA ATM.

How to get $50 FREE with Crypto.com?

  1. Click on our referral link for Crypto.com
  2. Complete signup and pass KYC
  3. Stake at least 1000 CRO (200 USD) for CRO Visa Card
  4. Referral code: mcmk7qgbhh
     

When will I receive CRO cashback?

You will earn CRO tokens cashback for every purchase you make and it will be credited immediately after the purchase. Those CRO tokens are not created out of thin air but is bought from exchanges using Crypto.com´s trading algorithm.

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Opimas estimates that over US$190 billion worth of Bitcoin is currently at risk due to subpar safekeeping

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May 2021. Safekeeping of cryptocurrencies presents a challenge for institutions holding cryptocurrencies on their clients’ behalf. Cryptocurrency transactions are irreversible and anyone with full access to a wallet’s private key controls the cryptocurrencies that reside within it. Frighteningly, a number of institutional participants and even some large cryptocurrency exchanges rely on subpar custody approaches, leading Opimas to estimate that over US$190 billion worth of Bitcoin is currently at risk due to subpar safekeeping.

Luckily, a number of companies have emerged to address this problem. A new research report from Opimas—Crypto Custody: No More Excuses, authored by analysts Suzannah Balluffi and Anne-Laure Foubert—looks at the landscape of cryptocurrency custody-enabling technology providers and institutional-grade cryptocurrency custodians as well as the size of the market for cryptocurrency custody and brokerage services.

Some key findings in the report include:

Many of even the largest holders of Bitcoin and other digital assets continue to rely on storage devices meant for individual investors. Although some of these self-custody devices and wallets are secure and reputable, the operational risk posed by this approach is significant for institutional investors. Furthermore, a chunk of institutionals’ cryptocurrency holdings sit in hot wallets on exchanges. In total, about 22% of institutional cryptocurrency holdings are safeguarded in these relatively risky manners (Figure 1).

Figure 1. CUSTODY METHODS UTILIZED BY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS 

 

Source: Opimas analysis.

There are no more excuses for lackadaisical safekeeping – institutions can now choose from several reputable cryptocurrency custody-enabling technology providers and institutional-grade cryptocurrency custodians. Yet no custody solution is equal – there is still no best practice when it comes to security and governance relating to private keys. For example, some providers may rely on time-tested Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), while others use a newer technology known as Multi-Party Computation (MPC) – see Figure 2.

Figure 2. A COMPARISON OF HSM AND MPC TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS

Source: Ledger, Fireblocks, Opimas analysis.

Some cryptocurrency custodians have followed in the footsteps of traditional capital markets by adding prime brokerage services to their offerings, including trading and settlement, lending, margin finance, staking, reporting, and capital introduction services. Opimas estimates that the current annual revenues generated by the institutional crypto brokerage and custody market are roughly US$2 billion and will grow to nearly US$8 billion by 2026 – a sizeable portion of this coming from brokerage services (Figure 3).

FIGURE 3. THE MARKET FOR CRYPTO CUSTODY & PRIME BROKERAGE SERVICES IS GROWING 

Source:  Opimas analysis. 

  • Regulations surrounding institutions’ ability to store cryptocurrency have become clearer (and in some cases more favorable) in numerous jurisdictions. Notably, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) ruling in the US has allowed banks to store cryptocurrencies for their customers. This regulatory clarity has led a number of financial institutions around the world to provide trading and custody for digital assets. With the advances in brokerage and custody solutions, Opimas expects institutional cryptocurrency holdings to grow from 20% of the cryptocurrency market cap to over 50% by 2026 (Figure 4).

FIGURE 4. INstitutional cryptocurrency holdings over time 

Source:  Opimas analysis.

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction: BTC/USD Faces Rejection Thrice at the $60,000 Resistance Zone, Resumes Downward Correction

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction – May 9, 2021
Bitcoin bulls have broken above the $58,000 resistance but the bullish momentum could not be sustained. Today, BTC/USD traded as price reached the high of $59,450. The king coin is likely to retrace to $57,000 low if the bulls fail to break the $60,000 psychological price level.

Resistance Levels: $65,000, $70,000, $75,000
Support Levels: $50,000, $45,000, $40,000

BTC/USD – Daily Chart

Bitcoin price was rejected thrice at the $60,000 resistance level. Buyers made frantic efforts to sustain the bullish momentum above the recent high but were repelled by overwhelming selling pressure. Consequently, Bitcoin has resumed a downward move as a result of a strong rejection at the resistance of $59,200. The current retracement will extend to the low of $57,000. Nevertheless, if price breaks below the $57,000 support, the market will continue the downward move. That is, the selling pressure will extend to the low of $53,000. On the upside, if price retraces and finds support above $58,000, the upside momentum will resume.

Bank of England Governor Warns on Crypto Investment
Andrew Bailey is the governor of the Bank of England who has warned crypto investors of the inherent dangers of cryptocurrency investment. The governor argued that cryptocurrencies lacked intrinsic value. According to him, “I would only emphasize what I’ve said quite a few times in recent years, [and] I’m afraid they have no intrinsic value. I’m sorry; I’m going to say this very bluntly again: Buy them only if you’re prepared to lose all your money.” Bailey’s comments are coming at a time when crypto markets are characterized by a huge spike in crypto prices. Major altcoins such as Polkadot, Chainlink, and XRP have also seen vertical price actions.

BTC/USD – 4 Hour Chart

Bitcoin risks another downward correction as the king coin faces stiff rejection at the $59,450 resistance. The Fibonacci tool has already indicated a marginal upward move of Bitcoin and a possible reversal. On May 1 uptrend; a retraced candle body tested the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level. The retracement indicates that Bitcoin will rise to level 1. 272 Fibonacci extension or the high of $59,819.90. From the price action, BTC price has reached a high of $59,450 and has commenced a downward move.

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Source: https://insidebitcoins.com/news/bitcoin-btc-price-prediction-btc-usd-faces-rejection-thrice-at-the-60000-resistance-zone-resumes-downward-correction

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Dogecoin dumps following mention from Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live

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Meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin finally got its long-awaited shoutout on Saturday Night Live — but despite hodler hopes, the immediate result has been a violent dump.

First teased by entrepreneur and DOGE cheerleader Elon Musk in late April, the Tesla CEO finally mentioned the digital asset on live television tonight in his opening monologue of the sketch comedy show. The reference was a throwaway line from Musk’s mother, who joined him onstage and asked if her Mother’s Day gift would be Dogecoin; Musk replied that it would be. 

In the minutes afterwards, $DOGE dumped upwards of 25%, falling as low as $.50 from $.66 highs at the start of the show. It has since partially recovered, trading at $.52 at the time of publication.

An hour before the episode began, the price of DOGE sat at $.66, down from an all-time high of $.72. A pair of bearish headwinds may have shared responsibility for the pullback: Musk himself seemed to try and get ahead of the hype, urging followers in a Tweet to “invest with caution,” and a host of new data indicates that many investors may be rolling their DOGE profits into other, largecap digital assets

Additionally, Barry Silbert — the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, the parent company of crypto investment vehicle company Grayscale — announced a public short on DOGE via the FTX exchange. In a series of follow-up Tweets, he revealed that the position was $1 million in size, and that any proceeds or remaining funds after closing the short would be donated to charity. 

(It’s unclear if Silbert was is using “we” in reference to Digital Currency Group, one of its portfolio companies, or is simply and bizarrely using a plural pronoun in reference to himself). 

Many DOGE investors were nonetheless holding out hope for a high-profile shoutout on what looked to be a major pop culture event. NBC, the studio behind SNL, chose for the first time ever to live-stream the episode on Youtube, per the Wall Street Journal.

Even a mention could have significant impact on the price of DOGE as well: the meme currency has proven to be susceptible to price movements based on positive social media volume, and multiple studies have shown that Tweets from Musk often lead to price appreciation. A mention on an even bigger platform was thought to potentially lead to even greater gains. 

Leading into the premier of the episode, Alameda Research trader Sam Trabucco (who said in a previous Tweet that he was “studying the typical SNL episode structure to try and understand when a DOGE mention would be the most natural”) speculated that if a joke or mention didn’t come in Musk’s opening monologue, it would be “all over.”

Despite arriving during the monologue, traders nonetheless responded negatively. It remains to be seen if a DOGE-centric skit later in the show can perhaps turn the speculative asset’s fortunes around.

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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/dogecoin-dumps-following-mention-from-elon-musk-on-saturday-night-live

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