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Provable Solvency Report #67 – October 2019

Coinfloor is a custodian of client bitcoins and we believe that we must set the industry standard for transparency and regular audits. Without proper public accountability, the industry will not be able to grow and mature. This is why we are committed to releasing a Provable Solvency Report every month. Coinfloor is proud to have the longest standing track record among bitcoin exchanges in regards to auditing.

Today we are publishing our 67th monthly Provable Solvency Report with step-by-step validation instructions for your convenience.

As of today, Coinfloor holds a total of 3,908.6071 XBT on behalf of our clients. You are invited to verify that your held bitcoins are included in this balance by following the instructions below.

What does the Provable Solvency Report include?

We started out by creating an obfuscated report of all current client balances (the Solvency Report) and then generated a SHA-256 hash of this report.

We then created a bitcoin transaction to ourselves, that includes all currently held client bitcoins, for a value of 3,976.5549. XBT. The output of the script also includes the OP_RETURN of the SHA-256 hash of the report, proving that at the time of making the solvency report, Coinfloor held all of our clients’ XBT funds. You can verify the amount and details of the transaction on the blockchain.

Key Pieces of information:

Provable Solvency Report #67 (October 24th, 2019):
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/provablesolvency/solvency_20191024.txt

SHA-256 Hash of the Provable Solvency Report: D416EBDE74A254F4E6DA2828C2DAFDDB5DC036C69AD7114ABF54F57DD1B1686D

Transaction ID: c354df2e5d6a7c8fc77b28dfbbcaf70dc6beae755bbdeb877d2785b2343208d6

View the transaction here:
https://explorer.bitcoin.com/btc/tx/c354df2e5d6a7c8fc77b28dfbbcaf70dc6beae755bbdeb877d2785b2343208d6

Your API authentication cookie:
You will find it in My Account > Dashboard in the Coinfloor signed in view, in the API section (visible only for fully verified accounts).

Instructions for Validating Solvency Report:

1. Open the Provable Solvency Report file:

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/provablesolvency/solvency_20191024.txt

2. Go to

https://passwordsgenerator.net/sha256-hash-generator/ or to your SHA256sum calculating application.

Copy the entire contents of the solvency report (including any leading or trailing spaces or blank lines) into the SHA-256 generator and calculate the SHA-256 hash of the report.

3. Go to

https://explorer.bitcoin.com/btc/tx/c354df2e5d6a7c8fc77b28dfbbcaf70dc6beae755bbdeb877d2785b2343208d6

Click on the `SHOW ADVANCED` switch to view the OP_RETURN, where you will find the hash generated in the previous step matches the hash in the OP_RETURN output script of the transaction that includes all customer bitcoins.

Instructions for finding your account balance within the Solvency Report:

1. Go to

your local SHA1sum application

to calculate the SHA-1 digest of a message consisting of the timestamp shown at the top of the Solvency Report (1571910092) and your API authentication cookie.

Example (Linux):

    timestamp: 1571910092

    API authentication cookie (API Key): 9BTa7M0Z/Mrk6tFMJwEkTV3BQek=

    command: echo -n ‘15719100929BTa7M0Z/Mrk6tFMJwEkTV3BQek=’ | sha1sum

(the command may differ depending on the SHA1sum application used)

2. Find the resulting hash in the solvency report. Your balance is shown on that line in satoshi units. 1 bitcoin = 100 000 000 satoshis. For your convenience, here is a link to a bitcoin unit converter:

http://www.satoshi.24ex.com

We believe that this approach is the best way to achieve maximum accountability whilst retaining privacy for our clients. We welcome your feedback and hope that in time, other exchanges will also help safeguard client funds by providing proof of solvency reports to their users on a regular basis.

Thank you for your trust,

Coinfloor Team

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Coinfloor is a custodian of client bitcoins and we believe that we must set the industry standard for transparency and regular audits. Without proper public accountability, the industry will not be able to grow and mature. This is why we are committed to releasing a Provable Solvency Report every month. Coinfloor is proud to have the longest standing track record among bitcoin exchanges in regards to auditing.

Today we are publishing our 67th monthly Provable Solvency Report with step-by-step validation instructions for your convenience.

As of today, Coinfloor holds a total of 3,908.6071 XBT on behalf of our clients. You are invited to verify that your held bitcoins are included in this balance by following the instructions below.

What does the Provable Solvency Report include?

We started out by creating an obfuscated report of all current client balances (the Solvency Report) and then generated a SHA-256 hash of this report.

We then created a bitcoin transaction to ourselves, that includes all currently held client bitcoins, for a value of 3,976.5549. XBT. The output of the script also includes the OP_RETURN of the SHA-256 hash of the report, proving that at the time of making the solvency report, Coinfloor held all of our clients’ XBT funds. You can verify the amount and details of the transaction on the blockchain.

Key Pieces of information:

Provable Solvency Report #67 (October 24th, 2019):
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/provablesolvency/solvency_20191024.txt

SHA-256 Hash of the Provable Solvency Report: D416EBDE74A254F4E6DA2828C2DAFDDB5DC036C69AD7114ABF54F57DD1B1686D

Transaction ID: c354df2e5d6a7c8fc77b28dfbbcaf70dc6beae755bbdeb877d2785b2343208d6

View the transaction here:
https://explorer.bitcoin.com/btc/tx/c354df2e5d6a7c8fc77b28dfbbcaf70dc6beae755bbdeb877d2785b2343208d6

Your API authentication cookie:
You will find it in My Account > Dashboard in the Coinfloor signed in view, in the API section (visible only for fully verified accounts).

Instructions for Validating Solvency Report:

1. Open the Provable Solvency Report file:

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/provablesolvency/solvency_20191024.txt

2. Go to

https://passwordsgenerator.net/sha256-hash-generator/ or to your SHA256sum calculating application.

Copy the entire contents of the solvency report (including any leading or trailing spaces or blank lines) into the SHA-256 generator and calculate the SHA-256 hash of the report.

3. Go to

https://explorer.bitcoin.com/btc/tx/c354df2e5d6a7c8fc77b28dfbbcaf70dc6beae755bbdeb877d2785b2343208d6

Click on the `SHOW ADVANCED` switch to view the OP_RETURN, where you will find the hash generated in the previous step matches the hash in the OP_RETURN output script of the transaction that includes all customer bitcoins.

Instructions for finding your account balance within the Solvency Report:

1. Go to

your local SHA1sum application

to calculate the SHA-1 digest of a message consisting of the timestamp shown at the top of the Solvency Report (1571910092) and your API authentication cookie.

Example (Linux):

    timestamp: 1571910092

    API authentication cookie (API Key): 9BTa7M0Z/Mrk6tFMJwEkTV3BQek=

    command: echo -n ‘15719100929BTa7M0Z/Mrk6tFMJwEkTV3BQek=’ | sha1sum

(the command may differ depending on the SHA1sum application used)

2. Find the resulting hash in the solvency report. Your balance is shown on that line in satoshi units. 1 bitcoin = 100 000 000 satoshis. For your convenience, here is a link to a bitcoin unit converter:

http://www.satoshi.24ex.com

We believe that this approach is the best way to achieve maximum accountability whilst retaining privacy for our clients. We welcome your feedback and hope that in time, other exchanges will also help safeguard client funds by providing proof of solvency reports to their users on a regular basis.

Thank you for your trust,

Coinfloor Team

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Source: https://blog.coinfloor.co.uk/post/188562806971

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XRP Entered Key Accumulation Zone, Eyeing A Move Towards $0.28

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XRP entered key accumulation zone as the price was in a lackluster action as of late with both sellers and buyers being unable to garner clear control over the near-term trend, hovering around $0.20 as we are reading more in the latest Ripple price news.

The consolidation came about as a result of the Bitcoin movement since it was struggling to gain any clear momentum as the price oscillates between the low region of $10,200 and the higher of $11,200. Because XRP entered key accumulation zone moving closely with BTC and the rest of the market, where it will head next will depend largely on whether the entire market will recapture the bullish momentum. With that being said, one analyst noted that the cryptocurrency is consolidating above the long-term base of support and says that this support will ultimately provide another major boost and will allow the price to start rallying towards $0.28 next.

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Image Courtesy of Crypto Michaël. Chart via TradingView.

If the XRP price moves to $0.28, it will mark a 20% climb from where it is trading now. at the time of writing, XRP is trading up over 3% at a current price of $0.24 which is around the same price level where it was trading over the past few days. The price dropped as low as $0.22 before it was able to find any major support with the bulls stepping up and making gains on the strong uptrend where this level was reached.

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Ripple’s XRP 7-day Price Chart (Source: Coingecko)

Bitcoin helped in the rebound as the benchmark cryptocurrency pushed from $10,200 to highs of $10,800 created a tailwind which lifted most of the assets higher. In order for XRP to continue ascending in the near-term, the bulls will have to continue defending against further losses. While speaking about where he expects XRP To go further, one analyst explained that the recent reaction to $0.22 shows how strong the base of support is for this cryptocurrency:

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 “XRP: The market is overly bearish, but the markets are actually on impressive support zones to accumulate some positions. Similar to XRP. Patience pays. Looking at some longs here, which could be towards $0.28 first in the next month.”

How altcoins such as XRP will trend in the upcoming weeks will depend on Bitcoin. The number one cryptocurrency has to be able to see sustained momentum if it reaches the $11,000 resistance.

DC Forecasts is a leader in many crypto news categories, striving for the highest journalistic standards and abiding by a strict set of editorial policies. If you are interested to offer your expertise or contribute to our news website, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Source: https://www.dcforecasts.com/ripple-news/xrp-entered-key-accumulation-zone-eyeing-a-move-towards-0-28/

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Another record-breaking WBTC mint – Bitcoin demand on Ethereum to grow?

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On 25 September, crypto-trading firm Alameda Research minted the largest-ever quantity of Wrapped Bitcoin [WBTC]. News of the development was shared on Twitter by WBTC, with the tweet going on to note that the mint was worth 2,317 BTC, equivalent to $25 million.

Source: Etherscan

In fact, Alameda Research beat the previous record set by Singapore-based Three Arrows Capital. Interestingly, Three Arrows Capital completed the single largest issuance of new WBTC tokens by any merchant after minting 2,316 WBTC on 24 September through Bitgo.

Before Three Arrows, Alameda Research had set the previous record with most tokens issues in a single mint. As it reclaimed its throne, Sam Bankman-Fried, Founder of Alameda Research, challenged the CEO of Three Arrows Capital to keep the friendly competition going.

Despite the back and forth, Alameda Research has been leading the mint and issuance of WBTC with 37,609 tokens. On the contrary, others like CoinList and imToken followed with 28,162 and 8,991 WBTC, respectively.

Bitcoin’s demand on DeFi has been growing, including other platforms. According to data provided by Dune Analytics, the supply of WBTC has shot up by over 13,000% since January and has remained the most significant among other synthetic forms of BTC. As per Arcane Research, WBTC saw the most BTC locked, holding 67% of the total amount of Bitcoin represented on the Ethereum blockchain. RenBTC followed at the second position, with about 24% market share and HBTC with about 4%.

Source: Arcane Research

Bitcoin accounts for almost 5% of the TVL in DeFi now, indicating a rise in the share of DeFi capitalization represented by BTC which itself has risen by 150% in the past three and a half months.

At press time, DeFi Pulse was reporting the total BTC locked in DeFi to be at 125k. This was after the slump witnessed on 21 September, a slump that took the value of BTC down, along with the BTC locked in DeFi. The value on Monday had dipped to 82.16k, but quickly jumped back and, at the time of writing, was noting a peak.

Source: https://eng.ambcrypto.com/record-breaking-wbtc-mint-underlines-bitcoins-demand-on-ethereum

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Latest ADA Surge Takes The Coin Up By 15%, What Is Next To Come?

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The latest ADA surge took the coin up by 15%, establishing strong two past days for the crypto market, especially Cardano. Following up on the bitcoin 5% rally from the recent lows, ADA gained 15% over the past day and even more in the past 48 hours as we are reading in the latest Cardano ADA news.

The latest ADA surge made Cardano the best-performing cryptocurrency in the 100 over the past day according to the data from CoinGecko. Cardano could continue the rally as a number of analysts asserted. Ali Martinez, a popular crypto analyst posted a chart where we can see that ADA printed a Tom Demark Sequential red 9 candle suggesting it has room to recover in the upside.

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Chart of ADA’s price action over the past few weeks with analysis by crypto trader Ali Martinez.

This was echoed by Santiment, the popular blockchain analytics firm. The startup also reported that the underlying rallies in Chainlink and Cardano are getting underpinned by an uptick in address activity and also the number of tokens circulating:

$LINK and $ADA have headlined a big bounce-back day for #crypto, coming at a time when many have been historically bearish on the #crypto markets. High token circulation & address activity seem to have foreshadowed this since yesterday’s market close.”

While Cardano could be primed to move higher, Bitcoin will dictate the directionality of ADA moving forward as well. The analysts are getting more optimistic about bitcoin and the trends as well, as Willy Woo, the on-chain analyst wrote:

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 “Overall, I’m not expecting any mega dump, some chance of smaller whipsaws in the short timeframes, resistance is teetering. Not a bad time to get in if you’re a spot investor, given the longer range macro. There’s plenty of buy support below 10k, this is a buy the dip scenario.”

As recently reported in the Cardano news, CEO Charles Hoskinson said that he is very glad the community came together to build out a roadmap for the foundation saying that it is the embodiment of independent leadership that this platform wants to install in the users. After two community managers got removed from their positions last week, the ADA community gathered into a Telegram group and talked about the future of the foundation. It now seems that Cardano’s future is in the hands of the community as they discussed how to increase the development and adoption of the network.

DC Forecasts is a leader in many crypto news categories, striving for the highest journalistic standards and abiding by a strict set of editorial policies. If you are interested to offer your expertise or contribute to our news website, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Source: https://www.dcforecasts.com/cardano-news/latest-ada-surge-takes-the-coin-up-by-15-what-is-next-to-come/

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