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12-04 11:13 - 'Have a Look at the Most Valuable Companies in Crypto Space' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/MonteCarloDEX removed from /r/Bitcoin within 465-475min

Many things have been said about the champions who have been at the forefront of making things happen in the crypto space but not much has been known about them. The list below and the descriptions indicate the biggest companies in the industry not only by valuation and capitalization but also by goodwill and corporate presence both online and offline as well. They shall be listed in no particular order of preference.

Ripple (Valuation of about $5 Billion)

Many people have heard one way or the other about [Ripple Labs Inc]1 . It is widely associated with the now popular [XRP]2 token as it uses this coin in its solutions. Ripple Labs owns and runs RipppleNet. Driven by what is referred to as the Ripple Protocol Consensus Algorithm (RPCA), RippleNet is used for all kinds of transactions between financial institutions but with the introduction of new tools different kinds of platforms will be able to run off it making Ripple be not only the darling of the financial services sector but also to be one of the cryptocurrency companies to watch out for come next year. Ripple has been [tipped]3 to be worth about $5 billion.

Circle (about $3 Billion)

While [Circle]4 is quite popular these days with its hands in many pies in the crypto space, this cryptocurrency unicorn started out as a service where you could buy [Bitcoin]5 with credit card and has grown to be one of the most dynamic organizations out there also with its own stablecoin USDcoin which is tied to the United States Dollar. Sources indicate that Circle achieved its $3 billion valuation after a funding round of about $100 million last year.

Bitmain (about $12 Billion)

Now everyone knows that [Bitmain]6 is by far the largest cryptocurrency corporate organization by sheer size and valuation. Owning the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining facilities and being a major hardware manufacturer of cryptocurrency mining equipment, Bitmain has overtaken just about everyone else to be at the top when it comes to valuations. This does not mean however that it hasn’t had its share of corporate issues. Sources [estimated]7 last year that the total valuation of Bitmain stood at $12 billion.

Binance (about $2 Billion)

[Binance]8 is quite popular in the crypto space as it is one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges at the moment. Its premier position in terms of trading volume (as the second largest) has only made it more obvious that it holds the top spot in the hearts and minds of many within the industry. Apart from trading cryptocurrencies, Binance is also known for other products such as [Binance Coin]9 and its decentralized trading blockchain Binance Chain. CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao has [indicated]10 that Binance is worth at least $ 2 billion or more.

Canaan Creative (about $2 Billion)

While maybe not many new people know about this particular cryptocurrency mining company, Canaan Creative is also one of the leaders when it comes to cryptocurrency mining. Even though the company itself hasn’t been dong well as of late, it is still punching above its weight when it comes to having superstar status. Reports have it that the recent [IPO]11 places it at a little over $ 2 billion.

Coinbase (about $8 Billion)

We all know [Coinbase]12 and its cryptocurrency exchange platform were one way or the other going to be on the list. With other products such as the recently introduced Coinbase Prime, Coinbase Custody and even Coinbase Commerce, Coinbase is indeed on a curve to grow exponentially. So much so that the cryptocurrency exchange put its [valuation]13 at $8 billion last year after finishing its series E round of financing.

BitMEX (around $3 Billion)

With an innovative cryptocurrency trading platform that offers more than the usual trading of cryptocurrencies ( futures and perpetual contracts as well), [BitMEX]14 enables traders to use the necessary leverage to enhance the potential for profit as well. Reports [indicate]15 that BitMEX is worth $3.6 billion from last year although other reports contradict this and put the valuation at around $1 billion.

Robinhood (about $7 Billion)

[Robinhood]16 has created a more centrist appeal than many other cryptocurrency trading platforms. This has led to its massive success as its main focus are the millennials. Robinhood took off in the beginning as a fee-free stock trading platform. Its valuation at around $7 billion was [reported]17 earlier this year and this, of course, makes it be a force to be reckoned within the industry.

Block.One (around $3 Billion)

[Block.One]18 has been one of those organizations that have scaled through all the odds when it comes to corporate-startup challenges. Being a contender for the throne of king of Decentralized Applications, Block.One it has been [reported]19 has a valuation of about $3 billion with a significant majority of its holdings in fiat assets surprisingly for a company that rules its share of the crypto space.

Kraken (about $4 Billion)

[Kraken]20 is one of the premier cryptocurrency exchanges. This goes without saying that the recent [acquisition]21 of a futures trading platform and the closing of its last [funding round]22 to the tune of $13 million had quite a bit to do with its recent $ 4 billion valuation. It has, of course, raised the bar for the cryptocurrency trading platform whose future had reportedly been in the doldrums prior to the acquisition and new funding round.

Is It All about Money?

While the performance of the companies is as important as the reason that they were set up or are operational in the first place, the basic reason for the consideration of the most valued companies in terms of valuation is to gauge the health of the corporate actors currently on the big stage within the crypto space.
This also indicates the direction that the sphere is going in; the direction of greater adoption and inclusion in normal day-to-day events. One thing is certain from the above: a new industry has been born and those who can catch the “crypto-fire” may one day be also among these above-listed companies as many others are in fierce pursuit of being unicorns themselves.
Have a Look at the Most Valuable Companies in Crypto Space
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09-25 09:43 - 'BitMart Lists Bizcore Token (BCR)' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/userblock1 removed from /r/Bitcoin within 27-37min

Dear BitMart Users,
We will list [Bizcore Token (BCR)]1 on our digital asset platform on September 25, 2019. The following trading pair will be available: BCETH. Please note the available dates for different functions below:
We are making this decision according to BitMart Listing Criteria and the local rules and regulations in areas where we operate. We have been strictly enforcing our listing criteria to make sure that the projects we introduce to all BitMart users are secure, compliant, and innovative. We are persuaded that BCR meets these criteria of BitMart. We also took tremendous time and effort to develop our own compliance review system to make sure that our listings of certain tokens/coins do not run afoul of local laws. Our compliance team prudently reviewed all the materials we were provided on a case-by-case basis and reported that BCR is structured and promoted as “Utility Token”, and therefore, should be not categorized as “Security”. We finally decided that listing BCR is in compliance with local rules and regulations in areas where we operate.
Meanwhile, any inquiries, concerns, and questions with regard to our listing decision, either from authorities, social organizations, or individual users, are sincerely welcome, and we will revisit our listing process on a fully-informed basis. You may submit the inquiry or email [[email protected]]4 and we will get back to you promptly.
ATTENTION: This announcement is only intended to be a legal disclosure to BitMart users. This is not investment advice, or an endorsement by BitMart as to the intrinsic value of a digital asset, or a commitment by BitMart team to support any specific asset/token that the announcement pertains to.
BitMart Team
September 24, 2019
BitMart Lists Bizcore Token (BCR)
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Dearest /r/bitcoin: YOU'RE BUMMING ME OUT

This subject has been weighing heavily on me lately, and I felt it just needs to be said:
It is time to SHIFT and SPREAD the wealth.
One of the more beautiful attributes about Bitcoin is the charitable nature of our community along with the speed and fluidity at which we are able to give on a global scale. And the past month’s rise in value has given all of us a greater ability to do good with what we have.
With this in mind, I would ask everyone here in /bitcoin to please consider spreading the wealth, much farther than to a group of homeless in Florida. This is by no means at all any disrespect towards Jason, as SeansOutpost has been the beacon of light for charitable efforts in the Bitcoin world. He has single-handedly proven to us all what an impact Bitcoin can make on people’s lives. Phraust and I were one of the very first to donate to his cause back in April and our 1 BTC provided 40 meals. We are very supportive of his efforts and it’s amazing how far we have all come since then.
However, there are so many more people in many parts of the world that desperately need our help and I would ask that you start exploring other charities and efforts that accept Bitcoin. I can’t help but be somewhat disappointed in the Bitcoin Black Friday Charity Drive to learn that the BitGive Foundation only received 3 BTC for their campaign to donate to Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort whereas Sean’s Outpost received more than 5x as much!
Come on people, let’s show the world how far our community’s heart and help can reach.
~I respectfully ask that the gentleman on ESPN, who received $26k in donations that has pledged to donate to Sean’s Outpost, to please spread the wealth.
~I also respectfully ask Theymos, who has pledged to donate 1000 BTC to Sean’s Outpost from the forum donations, to please spread the wealth.
~And I respectfully ask /bitcoin to please start spreading the wealth. Start reaching out to the organizations that already accept Bitcoin. And if there is a charity that you support that doesn’t currently accept BTC, start the campaign and let us follow your lead!
--Just a few Bitcoin accepting charities and organizations--
BitGive Foundation http://bitgivefoundation.org/donate.html
Bitcoin100 http://bitcoin100.org/about/donation-address/
Bitcoin Not Bombs http://www.bitcoinnotbombs.com/hoodie-the-homeless/
Electronic Frontier Foundation https://supporters.eff.org/donate
Foundation for Economic Education http://www.fee.org/donate/page/donate-bitcoins#axzz2mCVI7JpW
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/donate
LifeBoat Foundation https://lifeboat.com/ex/donations
PeaceGeeks http://peacegeeks.org/content/donate#by-bitcoin
Sean’s Outpost http://seansoutpost.com/donate/
ShireSharing http://shiresharing.org/
Songs of Love http://www.songsoflove.org/bitcoins/
Virtual Doctors http://www.virtualdoctors.org/the-vdp-now-accepts-donations-in-internet-currency-bitcoin-2/
--Some organizations that are actively collecting for Typhoon Haiyan relief--
Fr33Aid https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Donation-accepting_organizations_and_projects
BitMe https://bitme.com/donate
Cause Central http://www.cause-central.com/blog/2013/11/14/typhoon-haiyan-victims-in-the-philippines-learn-how-you-can-help
Typhoon Haiyan Fund (from BitcoinTalk thread) http://typhoonhaiyanrelieffund.org/
--Other Orgs that accept Bitcoin donations (from Bitcoin Wiki)--
Edit: People, I am not shaking my finger at everyone saying you SHOULD donate to a cause. I'm asking that IF you are planning on donating, please consider other worthy causes aside from the homeless in Florida. Find a cause that you really believe in and support it.
Also, a few more suggested charities to look into (thank you everyone):
Ludwig von Mises Institute https://mises.org/forms/104/Donate-Bitcoin-to-Mises-Institute
Group B Strep International http://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/you-can-help/make-a-donation/
http://coingiving.com/ and http://tip4commit.com/
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Cloudflare: the panopticon of the bitcoin economy.

In a community that prizes decentralization, I'm a bit surprised by the popularity of a single traffic-centralizing service.
A US government agency can, with a single warrantless and self-gagging National Security Letter to cloudflare, intercept the traffic of the following bitcoin exchanges: Mtgox, BTC-E, BitStamp, CampBX, Kapiton, BitMe, and probably others. NSLs are not the only instrument available, but at the moment they're the easiest to use and are subject to zero oversight.
These exchanges have surrendered their SSL keys to cloudflare. Think about that. A single wiretap at the cloudflare HQ can watch everything that goes in or out of the exchange, even under SSL encryption: which bank you wired funds to/from, which bitcoin addresses you used for deposit/withdrawal, who you sent codes to, etc, etc. Then there are the second-order possibilities: correlating activities across exchanges. And it's not just the exchanges: many of the other "big names" in bitcoin are cloudflare sites. Bit-pay, for one.
Granted, points of interface between the bitcoin economy and fiat economy are always going to be subject to some sort of oversight; we know that AML is unavoidable. But having the exchanges keep records is quite different from the authorities being able to effortlessly and unaccountably wiretap all of the exchanges with a single NSL to a single provider. That's too tempting not to abuse.
Am I paranoid or is anybody else concerned about this?
I also think the non-MtGox exchanges are overestimating the value of this DDOS protection, but I'll spell that out in a comment to avoid derailing the discussion.
(*) I know for sure that Kapiton and BitMe (edit: and MtGox) gave up their SSL keys. For the rest, if they haven't, they're "doing it wrong" and aren't getting DDOS protection on the most important part of their site. I find that pretty hard to believe, and if it's true maybe that's news in and of itself.
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