Top 10 Cryptocurrency Keyword Trend Statistics : July 18, 2017

Google Keyword Trend Statistics for the Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap

The bloodbath is over; hooray for Segwit! Bitcoin’s ~~scaling~~ coffee debate appears to be headed toward a peaceful resolution and the markets are jumping for joy! Veritaseum enters the Top 10 today and we can see that interest has been reflected by Google searches and NEM has seen a sharp spike in both interest and market value as well.

Everything except Monero seems to be gaining traction. Litecoin hasn’t seen as sharp of a spike as the other coins but it also didn’t lose as much ground as many others during the correction. We’ll see if these prices continue to climb but as long as things hold up for Bitcoin I see a bright future ahead!

Hodl on, happy people!

  1. Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Price: $2374.99
  • Market Cap: $39,081,172,947

2. Ethereum (ETH)

  • Price: $248.65
  • Market Cap: $23,219,012,570

3. Ripple (XRP)

  • Price: $0.189
  • Market Cap: $7,244,768,861

4. Litecoin (LTC)

  • Price: $44.02
  • Market Cap: $2,291,540,549

5. Ethereum Classic (ETC)

  • Price: $16.06
  • Market Cap: $1,503,397,469

6. NEM (XEM)

  • Price: $0.143
  • Market Cap: $1,293,021,000

7. Dash (DASH)

  • Price: $165.32
  • Market Cap: $1,229,022,269

8. IOTA (MIOTA)

  • Price: $0.300
  • Market Cap: $835,579,614

9. Monero (XMR)

  • Price: $37.71
  • Market Cap: $558,198,577

10. Veritaseum (VERI)

  • Price: $236.40
  • Market Cap: $465,341,696

Top Ten Cryptocurrency Keywords : July 1, 2017

Google Keyword Trend Statistics for the Top Ten Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap

Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, and Monero seem to be seeing slight bumps in interest as the market continues to cautiously rebound from the latest correction but prices are down today and there honestly doesn’t seem to be anything more than dull interest in any of the top ten coins at the moment. Bytecoin is up 60% at the moment and coins like Antshare and LBRY have seen a lot more excitement than anything lately.

Once you get to the latter part of the top ten and into the alt-ier altcoins we’re seeing a consistent amount of turbulence which signals to me that in addition to the correction we’re seeing a lot of money being moved to projects receiving the most excitement from week-to-week. If you’re in an investment for the long term you have to learn to ignore this volatility and excuse the hasty temperament of novice trader; if you’re playing the short game then it honestly seems like you’d do better to follow the crowd than follow what you see as the most important or interesting technology.

Let’s get to the charts, shall we?

  1. Bitcoin (BTC)
  2. Ethereum (ETH)
  3. Ripple (XRP)
  4. Litecoin (LTC)
  5. Ethereum Classic (ETC)
  6. NEM (XEM)
  7. Dash (DASH)
  8. IOTA (MIOTA)
  9. Bitshares (BTS)
  10. Monero (XMR)

Top Ten Cryptocurrency Keywords — June 28, 2017

Google Keyword Trend Statistics for the Top Ten Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap

The consistencies between keyword trends and price fluctuations in the market continues to fascinate me as the recent “bloodbath” rebounds quite comfortably. Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, NEM, Dash, Bitshares, and Stratis all seem to be climbing in interest again while Bitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin, and IOTA have tapered off in their decline but haven’t quite turned it around yet. Does anything in particular stick out about those groupings to you?

This correction has shaken the crypto-sphere, and like miners panning for gold we’re sifting out the smaller, sandier bits and looking for the gems to turn up. Don’t get me wrong, I think BTC, XRP, LTC, and IOTA all have important futures in cryptocurrency and I have especially strong feelings about LTC this year but looking at coinmarketcap we have Ethereum, Stratis, Golem, Antshares, and Iconomi all up over 20-30%, which I interpret as meaning that these are what the crypto-world sees as the best long-term investments.

  1. Bitcoin (BTC)
  2. Ethereum (ETH)
  3. Ripple (XRP)
  4. Litecoin (LTC)
  5. Ethereum Classic (ETC)
  6. NEM (XEM)
  7. Dash (DASH)
  8. IOTA (MIOTA)
  9. Bitshares (BTS)
  10. Stratis (STRAT)

As always, I’m not giving advice and please don’t take my word for anything. I love it when you share your opinions and ideas in the comments; the more information we share the more efficient our markets will be and the richer we can get!

Market Update: June 26, 2017

Market Update

The Status ICO clogged up the Ethereum network several days ago combined with a hoax on 4chan proclaiming the death of Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin timed out perfectly to exacerbate what would otherwise have been a typical correction in the markets. Almost all currencies are significantly down at the moment with what appears to be a more general panic caused by increasing technical issues with bitcoin and ethereum.

As the giants of the crypto-world, skepticism towards bitcoin and ethereum will likely mean skepticism toward the markets in general until some of the smaller projects can establish themselves as competition, and with bitcoin dominance at a low 41.2% at the moment it looks like the time could come sooner rather than later. For the moment we’re separating the believers from the naive window-shoppers: if you believe in your investments and the future of the technology and the individuals behind these projects then sit tight and wait for the smart money to trickle back.

The Stellar Lumens giveaway happens today which could create some positive attention for Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic has done a relatively good job holding up against this turbulence so keeping that in mind and an eye towards the keywords I’m looking at BTC, ETC and LTC for opportunities to rebound here in the next week or so.

Cloakcoin

Cloakcoin is the only currency in the top 100 coins by market cap with any significant growth at the moment. Up 65%, Cloak is a privacy coin promising anonymity and guaranteed fungibility. Unlike a lot of other privacy coins it seems like they’re actually trying to get integrated with more mainstream merchants but we’ll have to see how mainstream businesses respond to the idea of anonymous spending.

Crypto Goes Global!

China has become the first country to announce the development of a national cryptocurrency. We’ve already seen Vitalik Buterin meet with Validimir Putin in Russia to talk about cryptocurrency, over 250,000 Japanese merchants began accepting bitcoin this summer, and India recently announced plans to legalize bitcoin.

China has done a tremendous job positioning themselves at the forefront of financial technology and if they are indeed the first nation to launch a cryptocurrency it will be especially interesting to see the development of blockchain technology in an extremely centralized context rather than the relatively decentralized projects we’ve become accustomed to. Will they be able to maintain the same level of control over their currency or will the incorporation of blockchain technology continue to have a decentralizing effect on the financial world? Only time will tell but I’m exciting to find out!

Trading Calendar

  • June 27: Stellar Lumens Giveaway
  • June 26-28: Money 20/20 Europe
  • July 1: Zcash launches on AlphaBay
  • July 7-14: London Fintech Week
  • June 14: Global Blockchain Conference
  • July 28: Blockchain Conference D.C

I would love to know what’s on your trading calendar! Please leave comments, questions, love, and suggestions below.

 

Top Ten Cryptocurrency Keywords: June 26, 2017

Google Keyword Trend Statistics for the Top Ten Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap

It appears buying interest is generally down at the moment in spite of the low prices afforded by the current bloodbath in the markets with Litecoin being the only currency in the top ten that appears to have increasing interest while Dash and Ripple seem to be holding out slightly in the midst of a general downward trend.

Recent skepticism toward Ethereum’s coding combined with a hoax on 4chan proclaiming the death of Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin have been perfectly timed to exacerbate a typical correction in the markets. For the moment we’re separating the believers from the naive window-shoppers: if you believe in your investments and the future of the technology and the individuals behind these projects then sit tight and wait for the smart money to trickle back.

The Stellar Lumens giveaway happens today which could create some positive attention for Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic has done a relatively good job holding up against this turbulence so keeping that in mind and an eye towards the keywords I’m looking at BTC, ETC and LTC for opportunities to rebound here in the next week or so.

As always, please feel free to share information and your thoughts on what’s going on in the crypto-sphere. Do your own research before investing and good luck out there!

  1. Bitcoin (BTC)

2. Ethereum (ETH)

3. Ripple (XRP)

4. Litecoin (LTC)

5. Ethereum Classic (ETC)

6. NEM (XEM)

7. Dash (DASH)

8. IOTA (MIOTA)

9. Bitshares (BTS)

10. Stratis (STRAT)

Market Update: June 21, 2017

Market Update

Ethereum is down to $330 after hovering around $350 for the past few days, most likely due to the announcement that 80% of miners have signaled for segwit 2x on bitcoin. This move has more to do with something good happening for bitcoin than something bad happening for ethereum, so I’m looking at this as a great buy opportunity but as usual, I’m not here to give financial advice. Please do your own research and share your thoughts in the comments because I love reading them!

Project Updates

  • Fog supercomputing project SOMN raised over $30 million in their ICO this week. SOMN will create a decentralized supercomputer offering processing power from the idle computing power of miners.
  • Ujo has created a blockchain-based platform for music sharing to help artists establish ownership of and get paid directly for their music. The website has a countdown to their next release and it appears we’ll get a peek at the platform in 22 days on Thursday July, 13.
  • Basic Attention Token released a roadmap this week! It looks like they’ll have BAT tokens integrated into the Brave browser so the browser can start rewarding publishers in BAT once enough choose to enable payments with the release of BAT Mercury later this summer.
  • An interesting project called Matchpool will release an alpha in the next few days with a platform allowing developers to create matchmaking DApps. I’m not sure how blockchain technology itself will improve matchmaking but I know that dating or hookup apps tend to be somewhat experimental and only appeal to specific groups of people depending on what you’re interested in so there’s plenty of room for better services to come along; I just have a difficult time seeing a new, successful dating platform.

Trading Calendar

  • June 27: Stellar Lumens Giveaway
  • June 26-28: Money 20/20 Europe
  • July 1: Zcash launches on AlphaBay

 

I would love to know what’s on your trading calendar! Please leave comments, questions, love, and suggestions below.

Top Ten Cryptocurrency Keywords — June 19, 2017

Google Keyword Trend Statistics for the Top Ten Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap

Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, and IOTA seem to be getting the most interest this week. IOTA’s pretty new to the top ten so that’s not surprising. Litecoin saw a lot of attention this weekend due to Bitcoin’s turbulence and the addition of LTC trading to Bitstamp.

I’m not sure about Ethereum Classic but if you think about Litecoin as #2 to Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic as #2 to Ethereum, perhaps Litecoin’s bump got investors thinking about Ethereum Classic again. Ethereum continues to rise in popularity with rising expectations of the flippening occurring, the point at which Ethereum’s market cap overtakes Bitcoin’s.

    1. Bitcoin (BTC)
    2. Ethereum (ETH)
    3. Ripple (XRP)
    4. Litecoin (LTC)
    5. Ethereum Classic (ETC)
    6. NEM (XEM)
    7. Dash (DASH)
    8. IOTA (MIOTA)
    9. Bitshares (BTS)
    10. Stratis (STRAT)

Crypto Info: Keyword Trends – June 12, 2017

Here are Google keyword trend statistics for the top ten cryptocurrencies listed by market cap.

  1. Bitcoin
  2. Ethereum
  3. Ripple
  4. NEM
  5. Ethereum Classic
  6. Litecoin
  7. Dash
  8. Bitshares
  9. Stratis
  10. Monero

Bitshares, Litecoin, and Ethereum are all receiving more interest than ever and it appears Monero’s on the up-and-up as well.

Could Nevada Become The Silicon Valley of Crypto?

Nevada made a bold statement to the crypto community this week by announcing that they will ban local governments from taxing or licensing cryptocurrency in by far the most business-friendly statement yet among the states that have begun regulating cryptocurrency. Las Vegas can already claim the world’s most lucrative Bitcoin ATM and soon a strip club with its own cryptocurrency, and Nevada currently offers some of the lowest low electricity rates to corporations in the nation.

The news bears a stark contrast to regulations in the typically tech-friendly Washington State, where businesses seeking to create any kind of exchange or wallet for any virtual currency must apply for a Washington money transmitter’s license in addition to registering with FinCEN at the federal level. Many blockchain businesses have already stopped doing business in the state of Washington, which sends some pretty clear signals about the future of the industry in the United States.

I’m aware that the Dash Foundation has offices in Arizona so Nevada wouldn’t be too far of a move if they wanted to, although I have no reason to believe they’re not perfectly happy where they are. In any case, it will be interesting to see how other states react to the news. The announcement will certainly grab the attention of investors, entrepreneurs, and existing projects alike as a huge influx of crypto businesses could turn some small town in Nevada into the next Palo Alto. It’s too soon to tell but the news sets a hopeful precedent for the crypto community.

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Kik Announces The Launch of Their Own Cryptocurrency

Kin will be the name of the new currency launched by the popular social media chat app Kik. If that sounds like it might be a big deal to you, it should for a number of reasons. The creation of the Kin Rewards Engine will not only expose and familiarize a new generation of users to the wonderful world of cryptocurrency; this project could help overcome bitcoin’s long-time problem of finding practical, popular applications for users.

Kik will work toward creating the first open and sustainable alternative ecosystem of digital services for our daily lives.
— Kin Whitepaper

Kik’s promising to create a platform for an entire digital economy incorporating user/content curators, content creators, and businesses. Kin will be hosted on the Ethereum blockchain and given the amount of corporate attention they’ve received recently I’d say that’s a good thing all-around. The network effect will draw in more attention, increasing adoption and ultimately the integration of all these exciting projects. I would be really excited to see Kik team up with the guys at Brave to integrate their browser as a digital service.

The whitepaper gives a basic overview of how it will work:

In the future, users will be able to earn Kin by providing value to other members of the Kik digital community through curation, content creation, and commerce. Kik users will be able to spend Kin on products, services, and other valuable assets offered by merchants, developers, influencers, and other participants.
Kin Whitepaper

So we’re talking about:

  1. A token launch
  2. Integration of that token with Kik, which will be shifted to open source
  3. Creation of the Kin Foundation
  4. Integration of Kik within a larger platform?

I’m not entirely clear on how Kik plans to facilitate the creation of this open, decentralized economy beyond whatever partners they can reach out to once the Kin Foundation comes into existence, but given their resources it’s not difficult to imagine Kik reaching out and integrating their chat functions with something like the Brave browser and the Steemit message boards along with some kind of decentralized exchange for currencies, goods, and services. Either way, I’m sure the project will get a lot of attention as things progress.

I do feel the need to address the crypto community’s skepticism when it comes to large, centralized corporate behemoths like Kik. We the community have to weigh what services and technology we can reasonably expect to enjoy from Kin, that we didn’t have before, against Kik’s legally-binding motivation for profits. It was only a matter of time before big businesses realized they could harness the efforts of the open source/cryptocurrency movements to essentially start printing their own money, and how much easier can it be to make money than to literally, digitally, just make it?

I don’t mean to cast doubt on Kik’s intentions or come off like a conspiracy theorist, but I imagine a lot of people will hear that “Kik’s creating their own bitcoin” and immediately assume it will blow up and be everything people imagine bitcoin wants to be without considering what Kik is uniquely bringing to the table. That being said, Kik does point out that the number of transactions of a previous program called “Kik Points” was nearly triple that of bitcoin on a monthly basis, so who knows, maybe Kin will be the next bitcoin?

The fact that Kik wants to jump on the blockchain train should be exciting to those who want to see the technology succeed, especially so considering that they’re working with Ethereum. No ICO has been announced but I’m sure you’re just as eager and expectant as I am.

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