US District Judge Robert Scola has imposed a 20-year prison sentence on 36 year-old Gal Vallerius also known as “Oxymonster” on the dark web drug hub Dream Market. In June, CCN reported that the French-Israeli citizen was apprehended by police at Atlanta airport in 2017 while attending the World Beard and Moustache Championship in Austin
Digital fiat currency wallet provider Neteller has started allowing its users to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies including BTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, and LTC. The cryptocurrency service is already live in 10 countries and the company “plans to roll it out to more than 50 additional markets.”
Neteller is a service operated by Paysafe Financial Services Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paysafe Group Ltd. Paysafe Financial Services was founded in 1999 to provide an online alternative to traditional payment methods. The group announced on Friday that Neteller has launched an “in-wallet buy-and-sell cryptocurrency feature,” elaborating:
As of today, Neteller users can buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies via a recognised cryptocurrency exchange including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ethereum classic and litecoin, purchased using any one of 28 fiat currencies available in the Neteller wallet.
“We expect to add more currencies in the near future,” Neteller’s website states, adding that users can currently exchange from more than 100 payment methods into cryptocurrency without additional verification. The supported fiat currencies include Australian dollars, Brazilian reals, Canadian dollars, euros, British pounds, Indian rupees, Japanese yen, Mexican pesos, Russian rubles, Swiss francs, U.S. dollars, and Colombian pesos.
Some of the methods for funding a Neteller account include Pay by Mobile, Epay, Paysafecard, local bank deposits, and bitcoin, according to its website. Funds can also be uploaded via a number of banks online such as Banco do Brasil, HSBC, Itau, and Nordea.
“Our rates are very competitive by comparison to the average market rates on the major cryptocurrency exchanges,” the firm claims. Paysafe detailed:
Neteller’s new cryptocurrency service is already live in ten countries with plans to roll it out to more than 50 additional markets over the coming weeks and months and to extend the service to its Neteller mobile app.
The minimum cryptocurrency purchase or sale amount is “approximately equal to 10 EUR,” the firm clarified, adding that the maximum amount depends on the transaction limits associated with each account.
Each Neteller wallet has a default fiat currency which is chosen at account creation. The fee is 1.5 percent for purchasing and selling cryptocurrencies from wallets with EUR or USD as the default currency. The fee rises to 3 percent for wallets with other default currencies.
About Neteller and Skrill
Neteller users can pay, get paid on thousands of sites, and send money worldwide. The company claims to have “millions of point-of-sale, ATM and online locations” for users to withdraw or spend their cash. “As one of the world’s largest independent money transfer businesses, we process billions of dollars’ worth of transactions each year,” its website reads.
The company described:
The Neteller account is an online stored-value account that millions of consumers in more than 200 countries have used to add, withdraw and transfer funds to and from Neteller merchants and other Neteller customers.
On July 25, Paysafe announced that another digital wallet provider in its group, Skrill, started allowing customers to “instantly buy and sell cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether and litecoin, using any one of the 40+ fiat currencies available in the Skrill wallet.”
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Not a lot has changed since our last markets update four days ago as cryptocurrency markets continue moving sideways in a consolidated pattern. The top five digital assets have seen modest northbound gains this week, with increases between 1-5% over the last seven days. This Sunday, Oct. 21, the entire cryptocurrency economy of over 2,000 digital tokens is valued at $214.4 billion.
Boring Market Action Often Leads to Something Unexpected
It’s been a lackluster week for cryptocurrency traders as not much has been happening, except for a few stablecoins having some interesting breakouts a few days ago. Since then most of the stablecoins, funnily enough, have seen less volatility and actually remained ‘stable.’ Top performing digital assets like bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), and bitcoin core (BTC) dropped a hair in value last week as traditional finance investments plummeted. However, these digital assets have regained the very small losses that took place on Oct. 19, and most of the top coins are up over the last seven days. This weekend, bulls seem to be strengthening their positions for another attempt to intensify a bearish-to-bullish trend change.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action
Bitcoin cash (BCH) is currently trading at $452 per coin this Sunday, with a market valuation of about $7.85 billion. Much like BTC and the rest of the top cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin cash trade volumes have been waning. Four days ago, BCH daily trade volumes were above $300 million, but have since dropped to $281.3 million. The top exchanges trading the most BCH today include Lbank, Hitbtc, Binance, Okex, and Bithumb. The dominant five trading pairs swapped for bitcoin cash this weekend are BTC (43%), USDT (29%), ETH (10.9%), KRW (8.6%), and USD (3.1%). The US dollar pair has dropped considerably against BCH, and the Korean won has jumped a good percentage upwards when it comes to global fiat volumes. Bitcoin cash this weekend is the sixth most traded cryptocurrency among the entire crypto-economy.
BCH/USD Technical Indicators
Looking at charts over the last few days is similar to looking at the ocean’s horizon or a straight line. The four-hour and daily charts for BCH/USD show bulls look as though they are attempting to breakout upwards again in the near term. However, the two simple moving averages (SMA) have crossed hairs, indicating a trend change could be imminent. The 200 SMA is now just above the 100 SMA, showing the path towards the least resistance is likely the downside at the moment.
Relative strength index (RSI) levels are meandering in the middle (-54.47), showing traders may be indecisive. The MACd shows a similar readout, indicating there could be room for improvement or a break toward the downside. Order books show bears will be stopped short in the $420 region and see another pitstop around $385 as well. BCH bulls need to press past the current vantage point and surpass a large sum of orders between the $460 through $500 range. After that, BCH bulls still need to defeat big walls above the $520 range and higher to keep momentum going strong.
The Verdict: Positive News Hasn’t Erased Market Skepticism
Overall there’s been a lot of news concerning institutional investment coming into the space and many crypto proponents are pleased to see these new entries. For instance, Fidelity Investments recently announced launching a trading desk, and Caspian’s multi-exchange trading platform came out of beta. Bitgo raised $57.5 million and Genesis Global Trading reports that institutional traders have borrowed $553 million worth of digital assets since March 2018. Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash fans have seen an exponential increase in adoption and development over the last seven days. The outlook is surely positive for the future of cryptocurrencies, but markets don’t seem to be reflecting the optimism. The verdict this week is still skeptical as far as short-term market prices are concerned. This is due to weak cryptocurrency market volumes, a narrowing range of consolidation, and the previous and very interesting stablecoin fluctuations that occurred earlier this week.
Where do you see the price of bitcoin cash and other coins headed from here? Let us know in the comment section below.
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