Crypto News 

Blockchain App ‘Smashboard’ Offers Help for India’s Sexual Abuse Victims

“The Smashboard app plans to integrate more features in the future that will help sexual abuse victims come out and report the crime” writes Harsh Chauhan for ccn.com. To tackle the negatives arising out of such scenarios, sexual abuse victims in India can now take the help of the blockchain-enabled Smashboard app.This means that the app cannot reach those sexual abuse victims who speak local languages in India.Blockchain helps ensure anonymity on the platform, and also allows sexual abuse victims to chronicle the events of the crime through a time-stamp. Source:…

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Crypto News 

Microsoft Azure Announces Blockchain Token and Data Management Service

“In a post published on the official Microsoft Azure blog on Dec. 6, the IT service giant announced the Azure Blockchain Tokens and blockchain data manager” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. The Azure Blockchain Tokens service aims to simplify the definition, creation and management of compliant tokens built to industry standards.The announcement reads: “With this latest offering, we can now offer customers an end-to-end experience of easily creating and managing tokens for physical or digital assets via Azure Blockchain Tokens (preview), in addition to managing the blockchain network itself via…

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Markets News 

500 Startups company invested in 37 Egyptian startups, making 30% of its MENA portfolio: venture partner

“To-date, 500 startups has invested in 37 Egyptian startups in our portfolio, which is around 30% of our total investments in the MENA region” writes Nihal Samir for dailynewssegypt.com. We love investing in Egyptian startups – the founders are passionate, driven, motivated to succeed with an amazing technical talent base. Source: dailynewssegypt.com

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AUD News 

Australia doesn’t want to ‘give ammunition’ to people smugglers

“The government is refusing to confirm reports it will take up ‘the New Zealand offer’, after securing Jacqui Lambie’s vote to repeal the contentious medevac legislation” reports news.com.au. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has warned the recent debate over the medevac legislation has shown “had Labor been elected in May, the boats would already have been back on the water”. Source: news.com.au

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Crypto News 

Bitcoin Price Prediction: BTC/USD Faces Resistance Above $7,400 and Holds Bearishness

“During that time, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) crashed hard” writes Azeez Mustapha Is for insidebitcoins.com. Meanwhile, a strong buying pressure may take the price to $7,800 resistance.Nevertheless, if the market drives below the $7,200 support, the BTC price may likely see support levels at $6,800, $6,600 and $6,400, bringing the price to a new low. Source: insidebitcoins.com

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Markets News Stocks 

Buy real estate without owning a home — plus more top investing tips

“If you want to own real estate, spread the risk across different types of properties, in diverse geographic areas” reports marketwatch.com. There are lots of ways to invest in real estate without ever purchasing a house or apartment.That’s where publicly traded real-estate investment trusts (REITs), real-estate mutual funds, and real estate ETFs hold appeal.How bad will the next bear market be?. Hindsight bias can lead to second-guessing investment professionals, writes Mark Hulbert. Source: marketwatch.com

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Crypto News 

Bitcoin Price Diary: 6 Altcoins That Are Currently Making Me Avoid BTC

“Currently, I am trading Matic Network (MATIC), WePower (WPR), Zilliqa (ZIL), Verge (XVG), Fantom (FTM) and ChainLink (LINK)” writes Scott Melker for cointelegraph.com. My decision to close the trade at an average price of $7,625 secured a 10.5% gain on the position.However, the price finally reached the bottom of the expected move, so I bought LINK looking for the price to appreciate.When the flip of the .00000078 (sats) support occurred this was the first sign that I was looking for and a green light that further price appreciation could occur.It…

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Bitcoin Dying? This Bullish Metric Just Notched a New All-Time High

“Recently, it eclipsed the January 2018 record to print a fresh all-time high of 28.39 million balance-holding BTC addresses” writes Kiril Nikolaev for ccn.com. From the high of ~more than 28.38 million addresses with any balance in January 2018, the metric fell to around 22 million in July 2018.Thus, it would be inaccurate to equate the number of addresses with the number of bitcoin users.In the end, Thorn concluded that the metric is not perfect, but it offers a decent estimate of the number of bitcoin users.The growth in the…

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Markets News 

Buy Monet instead of Treasury? Art returns rival bonds…

“In 2018 the art market hit $67.4 billion, according to estimates from UBS, which was the second highest on record” writes Pippa Stevens for cnbc.com. Impressionist art averaged 5.0%, while the art market as a whole returned 5.3% annually.Astronomical auction prices may have defined the art market in recent years, but new research shows that over the long-term the value of art has steadily climbed, delivering returns relatively in-line with bonds.If realized, such efficiencies would make the art market more attractive for collectors and investors alike.”. In the same time…

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