BITCOIN Fork – Segwit2X Revealed the Problems of Exchanges

Recall that after the announcement of the Segwit2X project, the price of B2X futures increased 3-fold, and the day before the fork, the price for them rose by another 75%. Right after the start, the most powerful support for Segwit2X was provided by the miners. The aggregate capacity of friendly mining pools accounted for more than 300 Th/s. All these facts point to the importance of BITCOIN Segwit2X for the crypto-community!

This unanimous support for ordinary users is due to the technologies that B2X offers. It is able to get rid of high commissions for transactions and low speed of the Bitcoin network itself. Furthermore, Bitcoin is no longer decentralized, since the main production capacities are concentrated in the hands of several pools.

And how it feels to live in a world without freedom of choice, where everything is predetermined in advance? Everyone agrees, that such state of events is terrible. And it’s terrible that the crypto-world with its idea of decentralization and independence from official structures is becoming more centralized. Some cryptocurrency exchanges and electronic wallets try to impose their ideology on users, deciding whether to list a coin or not, as well as whether to accrue B2X to their users! At the same time, this ideology is dictated by nothing other than the number of zeros. Thus, companies deprive their clients of the right to choose and monopolize the market. And this will never have good consequences in the long run.

Understanding that they became the hostages of the situation, users initiated the creation of a petition at to support the fork of BITCOIN Segwit2X, which was already signed by more than 50 thousand people. And one of the users even left a meaningful comment: “The entire decentralized community needs Segwit2X. If we do not decide to be a fork or not, then there is no decentralized community”. Their support was especially valuable to the project team, which from the very first day faced unprecedented pressure and threats on their way since someone thought that BITCOIN Segwit2X has an impact on the Bitcoin rate.

Despite all these obstacles, the fork of BITCOIN – Segwit2X was successfully launched, thereby proving that the freedom of choice in the modern crypto-market is more urgent than ever!|

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This Year is Over…

During 2017 BYZANTIUM has successfully provided their services to the most promising ICOs, including Crypviser, CryptoPing, Goldmint, Mircomoney, Naga Token Sale and Bankex. Moreover, they worked with The Token Fund. Most of the projects received Strategy & Consulting / Marketing & PR / Community management & Support / Branding & Web-development services from BYZANTIUM which resulted in more than 12,000 BTC gathered (in total for all projects based on the sum collected on the last day of the token sale converted to BTC in accordance to exchange rates).

BYZANTIUM generated more than 1000 crypto and investing media publications for their clients as well as attracted thousands of ICO investors to the projects.

Speaking about business development, BYZANTIUM Agency has attracted big crypto “stars” as advisors and investors to their clients.

BYZANTIUM specializes on PPC advertising, providing services of paid advertising on social media and searching engines. Thus, clients get thousands of precisely picked conversions with great conversion rates and smart optimization.

Moreover, BYZANTIUM negotiated and organized more than 50 strategic partnerships for their clients (like partnerships with Bancor, Cointelegraph etc.).

Let’s give particular attention to the last two projects BYZANTIUM has had this year. NAGA and Bankex have collected $50 million and $66 million accordingly during their ICOs. BYZANTIUM managed to bring more than 60 thousand backers to NAGA making it the second biggest ICO in terms of backers up to date. The key formula for success making BYZANTIUM so unique is the deep level of immersion into the team of a project it works with and the results speak for themselves.

…And Now the New 2018 Year is About to Begin!

Now that the year has ended, BYZANTIUM ICO Agency is willing to offer to their future clients a whole array of different services:

  • Strategy & Consulting
  • PPC advertising in social media and search engines
  • Marketing & PR  
  • Community Management & Support
  • Branding & Web-development
  • Business Development
  • VC Support and Pitches
  • Roadshow Creation & Conferences Organization

The key value proposition of the Agency is the ability of the core team to integrate inside the client’s team and become a part of the existing functional entity to be able to provide as much value for the project as possible. Thus, the Agency provides not only consulting services but integrates themselves with the projects they are working with.

Moreover, it is important to mention that BYZANTIUM is working with no more than 2 clients at a time in order to maintain high KPIs and efficiency, which is uncommon nowadays due to the fact that most agencies work as ICO boxes providing their services to tens of projects which usually results in poor quality and low conversion rates.


BYZANTIUM is a Leading Token Sale Consulting Agency founded by a team of professionals with backgrounds in blockchain technology, investing, PR, and marketing. The whole team consists of 17 members. Moreover, the Agency has lots of subcontractors on hand. This whole “marketing army” can convert any promising project into a super successful one.

The co-founders of BYZANTIUM Peter Bel and Max Uperyaka have an impressive background. Peter was among the first members of the CoinTelegraph team. Together with Max, they managed traffic and PR on the Humaniq project that turned out to be a big success. After that they founded BYZANTIUM and began as a marketing agency, which transformed into an ICO Agency as of today. Thus, now it not only provides full-cycle ICO services but also attracts private and institutional investors.

Also, BYZANTIUM owns event tracker that can help everyone keep track of the latest blockchain events out there. It’s completely free of charge to use.

So, if you have a promising project with an existing product, thought out tokenomics, as well as a really cool idea in mind, and you are planning on doing an ICO – feel free to contact BYZANTIUM via an email: [email protected] or Telegram: @bzntm to start the cooperation ASAP!


It’s Friday evening and it’s time to take the second of our twice daily looks at what happened in the bitcoin price during the day and try to use the action we’ve seen to put something together for the evening.

We’re going to go at things a little different right now, however. Things are moving incredibly fast and we’re looking at what could potentially prove a live trade opportunity in the bitcoin price market.

As such, and in an attempt to avoid missing out on the trade in question, we’re going to jump right into the action and get the trade in place (if it plays out as expected).

So, take a very quick look at the chart below before we get going so as to get an idea where things stand. The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart and it’s got our key range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, then, the range that we are looking at for the session tonight comes in as defined by support to the downside at 14667 and resistance to the upside at 14867.

And it’s the former of these two levels that we are interested in right away.

The chart shows a candlestick breaking our downside support. If we see price close below this level (on this candlestick initially, but potentially near term on another), we’re going to get in short towards 14590. A stop on the position in and around 14690 will ensure we get taken out of the trade if things turn against us.

Looking the other way, if we see price close above resistance, we’ll enter what amounts to the same trade, just in the reverse. So, we’ll get in long towards an upside target of 14940 and we’ll place a stop at 14845 to define our risk on the position.

Let’s see what happens.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

A recent event involving the abduction of an employee of one of the cryptocurrency exchange platforms caused a stir in the community. The employee, Pavel Lerner– an analyst at EXMO, a UK based exchange was reported to have been kidnapped by a group of unidentified people in a black Mercedes Benz while he was leaving work in Kiev, Ukraine on December 26, 2017. According to recent reports, the abducted EXMO has since been found and the company has established contact with him earlier today.

Following the latest developments, EXMO has officially released a statement addressing concerns regarding both the health of Pavel as well as the security of user funds on the platform. The official release from the company states —

“Pavel holds a role of a leading analyst at EXMO, and is a blockchain expert who leads an array of personal blockchain startup projects not related to the operations of the EXMO platform.

On December 26, Pavel was captured by a group of unknown masked people, and all the connection with him ceased for several days. On December 29, we managed to get a hold of Pavel. At the moment, he is safe, and there was no physical harm inflicted on him. Nevertheless, Pavel is currently in a state of major stress, therefore, he will not provide any official comments in the coming days.

The case is currently under investigation by the state security authorities.

We would like to note that the story of Pavel’s abduction has overgrown with rumors that might tamper with the official investigation. That said, EXMO currently refrains from any comments or suggestions of own versions of the possible scenario, until the end of the investigation.

We would also like to point out that Pavel’s activity at EXMO did not involve an access to financial assets of our users. Despite the aforementioned, the platform continues its usual operations.

EXMO team is deeply grateful to the cryptocurrency community and the media for their active support. We promise to timely provide any updates on the situation.”

The abduction was widely reported in all mainstream as well cryptocurrency media outlets and in few cases, Pavel was mistakenly reported as the CTO of EXMO.  In addition, the platform also became a target of DDOS attack during the same time span, causing panic among many EXMO customers. There were fears of the kidnappers coercing information from Pavel and using it to siphon off funds from the platform.

These concerns were addressed by the company by stating,

” …Despite the situation, the exchange is working as usual. We also want to stress that nature of Pavel’s job at EXMO doesn’t assume access either to storages or any personal data of users. All users funds are absolutely safe.”

With Pavel found safe and sound, the company is refraining from making any statements at the moment due to the ongoing investigation into the alleged kidnapping. More information from law enforcement agencies and EXMO is awaited.

Emerging of new dApps is an extremely important iteration of Ethereum network development. Even taking a form of funny games they help masses to adopt digital crypto wallets and earn some profit in Ether.

It was “CryptoKitties” to generate $17 Million in sales of digital kittens (as of 27th of Dec. 2017) with some crypto cuties traded from 0.1 ETH (approx. $40-60) up to $120 000-150 000 within a month. Its popularity has resulted in congestion of whole Ethereum network for a couple of weeks.

Fishbank is the new blockchain game on smart contracts announced for the beginning of 2018 that brings the classic PvP (player-versus-player) in P2P (peer-to-peer) environment.

It offers more aggressive kind of gameplay – no more breeding, just fighting. The core aim of the game is to grow the predatory fish and hunt opponents to gain part of their weight.  The bigger fish is the stronger it is the more fights it can win the more valuable it is on the market.


Every predatory fish has three major characteristics: Power, Agility, and Speed those values define the rarity of the fish (Common, Legendary or Epic).

All fishes are cryptotokens owned 100% by the player and stored in Ethereum blockchain acting just like any other cryptocurrency – they can be easily transferred, traded or gifted.

Fishbank states there would be something that can be generally referred to as “hardfork effect” in blockchain ecosystems — rare crypto fish token as a new year gift for every owner of Gen 0 crypto kitten as of 1st January 2018. Indeed, fish was always something that cats adore a lot.

After Alpha launch there would be three ways to obtain a Fish Token:

  1. Buy it on Fish Market from other players,
  2. Catch random Fish Token in Aquarium,
  3. Invite a friend to join The Game (in case he buys a Fish as of 1 or 2).

There is a chance to get the Alpha Fish to participate in game tests by inviting friends for helping to spread the word about the project.

TThe team behind the Fishbank called” Chatrobotic” specializes on gamification of extraordinary environments and is popular by its 3 chatbot game titles running on the messengers platforms (Telegram, Kik, Facebook) with more than 500 000 players on board and 2.5 million messages served daily.

It’s quite obvious that an army of CryptoKitties clones will evolve on the market next year and it will be a good challenge for Ethereum network to stay the crypto animals invasion.

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DASH rolled over slightly during the session on Friday, but continues to find plenty of support at the $1000 level. Ultimately, I think that the $1200 level above is resistance. In the meantime, it looks like we are ready to bounce slightly, but I would not expect much in the way of significant moves. Short-term trading opportunities in a back and forth range is what I expect we will see.



Litecoin rolled over slightly during the trading session on thin volume for Friday. However, I think that the $200 level is going to be targeted, but the support starts at $225 level. Because of that, I’m looking for a buying opportunity. However, if we were to break down below the $200 level, we will probably drift towards the $150 level after that.


Ethereum continues to be very noisy, but quite frankly at this time of year it’s very difficult to get a significant move. There’s little in the way of volume, so I think that the price action can’t be taken too seriously. The $600 level below should be a bit of a “floor”, just as the $775 level is the “ceiling.” I look at buying pullbacks as the best way to trade this market.



Ethereum rallied a bit during the trading session on Friday, and it looks as if we are going to continue to go higher, but we need to clear the 0.0525 level to continue the uptrend. In this thin trading environment though, I suspect we will probably pull back in drop just a bit before buying pressure returns.

Thinks watching, see you next time.


Bitcoin did very little during the trading session on Friday, as traders are focusing on the new year celebration more than anything else. Having said that, there is plenty of support just below at the $13,000 level, and because of this I think it’s only a matter of time before the buyers get involved on a pullback. I also recognize that the 16,000 level above is massively resistive. In the short term, I think we continue to go back and forth.



Bitcoin went slightly lower during the trading session on Friday, as we drift sideways in general. Currently, I see the ¥1.5 million level as massive support, just as I see the ¥2 million level as massive resistance. I believe longer-term we go higher, but also recognize that short-term pullbacks are possible.

Thank you for watching, see you next time

Date: May 18th~19th, 2018
Location: Great China International Exchange Square, Shenzhen China

The 6th China Forex Expo was a great success for both exhibitors and attendees. The 7th China Forex Expo will strongly return on May 18th~19th, 2018 at Great China International Exchange Square, Shenzhen China. It gears up for brokers, IBs, affiliates, fintech providers, media, investors, blockchain experts, and companies to achieve a better result in the new year.

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Darenta, an international decentralized IT platform for rental of private automobiles (carsharing), opens the public sale of its ProducTokens (PROD) on December 31. A successful P2P carsharing venture headquartered in Moscow, it currently has a fleet numbering around 1,000 cars and more than 5,000 registered users in 120 cities worldwide. The company plans to secure a foothold in the Chinese market by the end of 2018, scaling up its business by at least twofold. Darenta’s service is unique in that it creates a blockchain platform that allows users to find a source of extra income by renting out their private cars when they are not using them.

“So far, we are the second-largest blockchain-based P2P carsharing company in the world, but we are growing fast,” says company general director Oleg Gribanov. “Everyone who purchases 100,000 PROD tokens during our ICO will automatically receive the status of a franchise, which will ensure the vigorous ratcheting up of the project. We plan to double the number of cars, users, and transactions by the end of 2018, and to build our business on new European and Asian markets.”

Darenta is working with ICOBox, the leading supplier of boxed ICO solutions, to carry out the ICO and collect the funds necessary to develop its service and implement a global marketing strategy. During the ICO, which will run from December 31, 2017, through March 31, 2018, 67,250,000 PROD tokens will be offered for sale at a price of $1 per token.

Tokens can be purchased using any of 63 popular cryptocurrencies. The project plans to bring in $67,250,000 through token sales. Darenta is tokenizing its services in order to transform them into an autonomous decentralized car rental service, allowing users to contact each other directly using the platform. The funds collected will be spent on a global marketing campaign and on attracting new car owners. The secure new system will be based on encrypted smart contracts, which will record user comments and recommendations, as well as vehicle accident histories. The blockchain platform rules out the possibility of manipulation of the rating. Users with a negative rating will be removed from the system, while those who receive positive comments will be eligible to participate in various bonus programs. The updated carsharing service is expected to be beneficial and interesting to both renters and car owners.

The services of the new platform will be aimed at promising markets such as China, India, and other countries with a steady stream of tourists, like Greece, Thailand, and Cyprus. In Western Europe, it is already not uncommon for several families to take turns using one car. The new platform will make this system more flexible and reliable.

According to Mr. Gribanov, Darenta may hold up to 50% of the entire Chinese private car rental market within one year after the ICO. “In 2013, less than 1% of all cars in China participated in carsharing. But the situation is rapidly changing, with this industry now receiving major support from the Chinese government. The average growth rate in the carsharing market is currently 83%, which shows the huge potential of our business. During the first year of our international expansion, we will seek to capture half of the Chinese private car rental market, which is up to 50,000 cars.”

Today the company is competing with both traditional carsharing companies that service retail customers, and with carsharing companies that work only with businesses. However, its business model sets it apart, as it does not involve the company having its own fleet of cars, leading to considerable savings on operating expenses. The ICO will make it possible for the team to bring a brand-new service to the international market, to expand its international activity, to exponentially increase the user base, to modernize its business, and to offer new economic opportunities to its token holders.

For more detailed information on the project, please see the project’s website at