Cryptocurrencies Market Overview - January 22, 2018

Welcome to my Cryptocurrencies Market Overview for Monday, January 22, 2018.

Today in the news:

  • It's another red day again unfortunately.
  • The Bitcoin Lightning Network on mainnet is growing fast. Over 110 nodes and 251 payment channels now.
  • Bitcoin transaction fees are coming down. 20-30 sats/byte transactions now getting confirmed on the next block.
  • South Korea’s government is hitting the country’s crypto exchanges with tax demands in a bid to control the market.

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Latest Crypto News - January 22, 2018

Cryptocurrency Market Falls Again as Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, et al. Fall by 10%

The cryptocurrency market experienced yet another minor correction earlier today, after an initial decline in value on January 21. Many major cryptocurrencies in the market with the exception of several digital assets fell by around 10 percent in value, with Ripple recording a 10 percent loss and Bitcoin Cash demonstrating a 8.5 percent drop in price.
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S. Korea To Tax Crypto Exchanges 24.2 Percent, In Line With Existing Tax Policy

Local news agency Yonhap reports that South Korean government has announced Monday, Jan. 22 that it will be collecting a 22 percent corporate tax and a 2.2 percent local income tax from the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges.
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Lightning Network’s Pizza Day? First Ever Physical Purchase On Lightning Network

The first ever physical transaction may have been completed on the Lighting Network two days ago, according to Reddit user /u/btc_throwaway1337, who purchased a VPN Router through a payment channel provided by TorGuard.
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Korean Crypto Exchanges to Share Data with Banks in New Account System This Month

The South Korean government has announced that six major banks will be ready to provide services to cryptocurrency exchanges this month. Under the new system, the government requires exchanges to share user data with banks.
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What a Facebook Blockchain Token Might Look Like

Mark Zuckerberg, worth $71 billion at just 33, has done rather well by Facebook's centrally managed system. Over the past decade and a half, the social media behemoth's closed-source algorithm has quietly manipulated its millions of users' news feeds to capture maximum ad dollars and steer them all to Zuck and his shareholders.
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Korean Exchanges to Close for Foreign Users by End of January

Moving funds into Korean exchanges for their premium prices, or unique availability of coins, may become impossible for Western investors.
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IMF Calls for International Cooperation on Cryptocurrencies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization that aims to foster global monetary cooperation and financial stability, has called for global coordination on cryptocurrencies, warning of the risks of surging cryptocurrency prices.
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Korean Crypto Exchanges to Share Data with Banks in New Account System This Month

The South Korean government has announced that six major banks will be ready to provide services to cryptocurrency exchanges this month. Under the new system, the government requires exchanges to share user data with banks.
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Emptied IOTA Wallets: Hackers Steal Millions Using Malicious Seed Generators

The IOTA community has recently been hit with a bit of drama, as some individuals have been left with their wallets drained due to malicious websites providing users with a new wallet seed.
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56% of Russians Know About Bitcoin, New Survey Reveals

A new survey in Russia has shown that more than half of the population is aware of Bitcoin. However, Russians are mostly reluctant to purchase the cryptocurrency.
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Most of those charts are looking pretty red, are we approaching buying zones yet?

tnx for the info

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Thank you always for useful posts.

I know the South Koreans are highly into bitcoin so I guess any rumours out of there cause tremors in the market. I think bitcoin's rise reflects the confusion and uncertainty of our times. With Trump in the White House and continuing deregulation, everyone is asleep at the wheel. As long as it stays like this, bitcoin will continue to grow.

Very beneficial post

High tether volume ..........kind of a red flag. Hopefully we will have an all green day tomorrow.
Thanks a lot for the update.

VeChain has held up pretty well in the past week, but i hope with the uptake if LN bitcoin will pick up again and the other cryptos too.
Great post, steemOn!

More whiplash-level volatility... is this the new normal? Will the entire market fluctuate by 20% every few days for the next months/years? I hope not but it feels like that might happen. I guess it's more churn for the few traders at the top of the heap to profit off of... lol

Buy that dip guys!!!!!

That's good information. I like it. waiting for your next post like this.

Thank you for your research, you help us all to be updated on these issues, thank you very much.

Greetings and I wait for your next post.

Hi mister pablo i need some advice that you might be able to understand. I use your nice new page steemblockexplorer and see that i vote on posts i have never seen. Why is that, is that because i use something i don't know of? i will never get back to 100% if this happes all the time:-( please advice if you can or if anyone else can advice me

Wow! EOS is really pulling. I'm amazing at how relatively stable it has been during this Redest of times.

I'm hodling the cryptos i do have and purchasing more steem with my sbd.

Power up, FoLKs!

Very nice post..

Nice quick overview! Thanks upvoted!!

I always watch the activities of steem and SBD in the market alone

Thanks, great summary!

amazing post...really great...
thanks for sharing nice post...@penguinpablo

The movement of Korea next to Japan is very disappointing.In Japan, expectations for cryptocurrency are still large.Thank you very good post!

What is happening to VeChain?

Taxes are the first steps in the governments trying to gain a control of this alternative market/cryptos. If that proves to be difficult then they'll start the banning but probably not before. Hopefully the lower transfer fees will make it easier for all of us to function while things are in transition.

very constructive information, thanks for sharing. Let's hope that cryptocurrencies will continue to grow, and this is only correction.

Thanks for all of the updates. Markets are undergoing a slight correction but nothing too severe.

useful post, for me the beginner ,, thanks,

Thanks for the info, you've received my follow!

Nice market overview, I followed you so I can get my weekly feed on crypto easier!

pretty informative thank you

Thanks for the update!

Useful information thank you for this update

good posting~^^

Had a few days ago green. And now it starts red again. Hope it will slowly get better

Awesome article.