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John Jacques
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May 18, 2018
On the Shores of “Blockchain Island,” Cryptocurrency is Traded in Droves

On the Shores of “Blockchain Island,” Cryptocurrency is Traded in Droves

Cryptocurrency’s explosive growth in the past year has forced the public to pay attention. What was once a niche concern has now vaulted into the mainstream, drawing attention from news outlets, everyday investors, and, inevitably, government officials. Regulation is the latest hot-button issue in crypto, and its effects are being studied in real-time. Let’s examine how regulation has influenced trading volumes so far.

The United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the United States, Singapore, and Turkey host the most cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide, in that order. But Malta currently hosts the largest share of crypto trading volume in the world, followed by Belize, the Seychelles, the United States, and South Korea, respectively. Malta and Belize, ranked 22nd and 24th by number of exchanges, are clear outliers. So how are they getting so much trading volume?

The discrepancy can be explained by regulatory frameworks in each country.
 

Favorable Regulations = More Action

Naturally, exchanges look for countries offering favorable regulations to their businesses. But permissiveness within those frameworks, while an important factor, is often less significant than how clear, defined, and easy-to-understand the regulations are. Countries like the United States and South Korea have begun exploring ways to regulate crypto markets, but those arrangements are very much in flux and undefined. Meanwhile, Malta and Belize, along with Switzerland, Gibraltar, and others, have moved quickly to attract crypto companies.

Malta has done an especially good job of quickly and clearly defining guidelines for crypto companies. The government’s legislative efforts, which are focused on virtual currencies and blockchain technology, are part of a crypto-friendly initiative geared towards creating a ‘blockchain island.’ Sheenah Shah, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, found that their quick, clear action created regulatory certainty that “is part of the attractiveness for [cryptocurrency] companies, [who] can plan for the future as they know what to expect.” Unsurprisingly, Shah also found the low tax rates offered by Maltese regulations to be a positive.

 

 

The move reaped immediate dividends when Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, relocated its headquarters to the Mediterranean island. OKEx, the second largest exchange, has since headquartered in Belize. Each exchange’s size accounts for Malta and Belize’s outsized trading volume – more importantly, it indicates the benefits of successful legislation. The legislative framework in each country leaves each poised to welcome more crypto businesses – and their tax revenues – with open arms.
 

Learn More about Cryptocurrencies – and How to Invest – on Tickeron.com

Before investing in cryptocurrencies, it’s important to know the rules of the road and how the crypto world works. Taking the time to learn will help you avoid making a mistake or losing money because of insufficient knowledge.  Tickeron’s Academy, on tickeron.com, is the place to go to learn more about the cryptocurrency and blockchain revolutions, and even how you can use algorithms and AI to invest in cryptocurrencies. Humans make mistakes because of emotions – Artificial Intelligence takes emotion out of the equation.

Tickeron has created Artificial Intelligence capable of finding trade patterns and generating investment ideas for the cryptocurrency markets. Ready to trade? Start a free trial today on tickeron.com

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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
published in Blogs
Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
published in Blogs
Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
published in Blogs
May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
published in Blogs
Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
published in Blogs
May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.