Crypto Roundup – Bitwage Partners With Payroll Company & Chileans to Pay Crypto Taxes

  • Eight coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted positive changes, ranging from 0.06% to 3.67%
  • Bitwage partners with payroll company to allow firms to pay salaried employees in crypto
  • Chileans to start paying Cryptocurrency-related taxes in April

MVIS CryptoCompare Top 100 IndexThe MVIS CryptoCompare Top 100 Index has dropped 0.10% in the last 24 hours to 1,238.07

Eight coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted positive changes, ranging from 0.06% to 3.67%. Bitwage partners with payroll company to allow firms to pay salaried employees in crypto. Chileans to start paying Cryptocurrency-related taxes in April.

Top 10

CryptoCompare Top 10 Coins

Eight coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted positive changes, ranging from 0.06% to 3.67%. TRON ($0.025) posted a positive change of 2.21%, while ZCash ($54.51) and Bitcoin Cash ($129.34) represented a gains of around 1.55%. QTUM ($2.13) showed a positive change of 0.06%, while XRP ($0.32) dropped 0.09%.

BTC

Bitcoin BTC/USD CryptoCompare Chart

At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $3,669 representing a gain of 1.09% in the last 24 hours. More than 165 Mln worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 14.44% share of the global daily volume. The BTC/USDT pair represents a 66.33% share.

ETH

Ethereum ETH/USD CryptoCompare Chart

The Ethereum price posted a positive change of 1.18% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $123, with over $70 Mln worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair, which has a 9.48% market share of the daily trading volume. The ETH/USDT pair represents a 39.07% share.

EOS

EOS EOS/USD CryptoCompare Chart

The EOS price is sitting at $2.54 representing a positive change of 4.1% in the last 24 hours. More than $10 Mln worth of EOS were exchanged in the EOS/USD market representing a 2.48% share of global daily volume. The EOS/ETH pair represents a 33.27% share. 

LTC

Litecoin LTC/USD CryptoCompare Chart

The LTC price has increased 2.78% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $31, with more than $10 Mln worth of LTC exchanged in the past 24 hours on the LTC/USD pair which represents a 4.33% share. The biggest LTC pair is the LTC/USDT pair, that represents a 52.70% share.

President Donald Trump, Fed Chair Jerome Powell Talk Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Facebook’s Libra

The top daily news from the cryptocurrency and blockchain space:

  • U.S. President Donald Trump believes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are “not money.”
  • Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell comments on Bitcoin as a store-of-value in testimony before U.S. Senate.
  • SEC qualifies second crypto project’s Reg A+ application in as many days.

At the time of writing, bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) are trading at $11,371.0 (-1.7%) and $270.1 (-1.2%), respectively. As for the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index, it is currently tracking at 4,158.4 (+0.7%).

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U.S. President Donald Trump: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies ‘Not Money’

For the first time ever, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, stating he was “not a fan” of them and that they are “not money.” He went on to reference price volatility of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies overall, before pointing out that unregulated cryptoassets “can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity.”

U.S. President Trump also criticized Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in a follow-up tweet, saying it “will have little standing or dependability.” He went onto tweet that, “if Facebook and other companies want to become a bank, they must seek a new Banking Charter and become subject to all Banking Regulators (sic), just like other” bank, be they U.S.-based or international.

Fed Chair Powell on Bitcoin as a Store of Value

In the second of his two consecutive days of testimony before U.S. Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told the Senate Banking Committee he can envision a return to an era wherein multiple currencies are in use within the U.S.

“Really, almost no one uses bitcoin for payment, they use it more as an alternative to gold really,” Fed Chair Powell told Congress during his testimony, “it's a store of value. It's a speculative store of value like gold."

On Wednesday, Powell cautioned regulators about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, stating the development of the project cannot “go forward” without firstly addressing “serious concerns” like those related to money laundering, privacy, and customer protection.

U.S. SEC Qualifies Second Crypto Project’s Reg A+ in as Many Days

One day after the ground-breaking news that Blockstack announced the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had – for the first time ever – approved its Reg A+ application to use an allocation of Stacks Token (STX), influencer live-streaming app YouNow’s spin-off Props announced it too had been granted Reg A+ qualification by the financial watchdog.

Unlike Blockstack, however, Props will not be conducting a token sale. Instead, it will reward users and creators with Ethereum-based Props Tokens (PROPS) in exchange for engagement with apps like YouNow and xSplit, a video-game streaming app.

“This is a fundamental shift in the way content creation platforms partner with and more fairly reward their communities,” read a blog post by Props commemorating the SEC approval. “We are pioneering the industry’s evolution, by better aligning the interests of technologists, investors, users, and developers.”