After 30% rally in 24 hours, can Shiba Inu offer more upside?

After 30% rally in 24 hours, can Shiba Inu offer more upside?

New Delhi: Meme token Shiba Inu was in the spotlight on Wednesday as the token zoomed over 31 per cent in the last 24 hours.

The popular meme coin listed on the trading platform Robinhood apart from Solana, Polygon and Compound. With this, investors can now access 11 cryptos on its platform, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin.

Among the newly listed tokens, Shiba Inu was the most abuzz as it rallied 31 per cent to $0.00002977 from $0.00002272 within 24 hours. However, the token is still 65 per cent below its all-time peak of $0.00008 hit in October 2021.

Volumes of Shiba Inu also witnessed a spectacular jump of 475 per cent as SHIB tokens worth more than $4.36 billion exchanged hands in the last 24 hours.

Ishan Arora, Partner, Tykhe Block Ventures said the Shiba Inu will attract ample eyeballs as it has listed on Robinhood, the largest retail stock trading app.

The users can quickly buy Shiba Inu with just a click without worrying about exchanges or wallets.

The 15th largest crypto token was commanding a market cap close to $16 billion with a total of 549,063.28 billion SHIB tokens in supply, the data from Coinmarketcap suggested.

Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE exchange said buzz among retail investors for Shiba Inu is more compared with other coins that got listed on Robinhood at the same time.

Analysts at BigONE still see an upswing of 20-80 per cent gain from the current position. The analysis was released a few days before the Robinhood announcement.

“This spike in price could also help other promising meme coins such as Floki Inu, Kishu Inu, Babydoge or the newer ones on Cronos chain such as Croki gain more traction,” he added.

The spike in Shiba Inu also extended to other tokens. Baby Shiba Inu, Dogey Inu, Banano, SafeMoon Inu, BitShiba, Shiba Girlfriend and Flok Inu rose up to 22 per cent.

However, meme tokens are highly volatile in nature and lack sound fundamental value. Experts suggest that investors should not blindly punt on such joke coins, which are prone to become junk coins.

Arora suggests that investors need to be extra cautious with their investment in the meme tokens, especially in the current volatile market conditions.

Shiba Inu investors are hopeful about SHIB token price reaching 1 cent in 2022. However, SHIB will have to increase 403 times to reach that level this year. In the year 2021, Shiba Inu had risen 60 times in a span of six months.

There has been news of Ethereum whales purchasing Shiba Inu tokens in bulk. If the ETH whales are shifting to Shiba Inu, it is evidence of increasing trust for the Shiba Inu ecosystem. However, the buying from whales could not be verified.

 

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Crypto community high on hopes after positive signals from India, Russia govts

Crypto community high on hopes after positive signals from India, Russia govts
My Additional comments:
1. After the initial green signals from India and Russia, what is next for Crypto Industry?
With the green lights from India and Russia, we are seeing an increase in Bitcoin’s spot volume in the last 24 hours on BigONE Exchange. The pricing of BTC has also increased by more than 2.5%. A huge country like Russia that embraces crypto is positive news for the whole world. We have seen more retail investors in the communities starting to feel comfortable and bullish. This is especially so in the meme coins’ communities. Still, I want to caution all that the bullish shift could be short term as it still appears negative in the charts for the longer term. With India and Russia taking their stand on crypto, I will do many other countries taking reference from them and following their footsteps. Some of the other countries that I am giving advice on are also more receptive after two big countries accepted cryptocurrencies.
2. Do you think that different regulations around the globe will help the industry or the world should come as one?
The world would not and should not come as one as it is not feasible for most nations. Cryptocurrencies are seen as bridges between worlds and the new regulations in place will serve as a financial connector between countries. This could also mean that cryptocurrencies would be further scrutinized, monitored and monitored. Those who see decentralisation as removing control and governance will not be happy with regulations. While those who really want crypto to grow will see the acceptance by the regulators as a sign of further disruptions.
3. What would be the key concerns of industry, post regulations?
There will be a lot of changes post regulations. We will see the real issues when the countries start to implement and allow crypto into their system fully. I hope the other countries can use Singapore’s sandbox model for instance to simulate the possible scenarios before going into full-scale implementation. There should be awareness programs in the country to tell new users what is crypto, the ups and downsides of investing in crypto and other taxations issues too. The education process will empower users to make better decisions, hence fewer headaches for the regulators.

Crypto community high on hopes after positive signals from India, Russia govts

Synopsis

Crypto industry at large is positive on the announcement and believes that the governments across the world are stepping ahead to take a big awaited call in the digital assets

After Russia’s intentions to regulate crypto, players in India and across the globe are high on hopes over the new-age asset class.

They are expecting that two major nations – India and Russia – have stepped ahead for the legitimisation of the crypto assets, and more major economies may join the forces soon.

However, India has made it clear that the legitimate or illegitimate are separate questions and the government is simply taxing the gains from the crypto transactions, which is its sovereign right.

On the other hand, the Putin government is eyeing crypto regulations, bucking the recommendation from its central bank to ban the mining and trading of the private digital tokens.

Crypto industry at large is positive on the announcement and believes that the governments across the world are stepping ahead to take a big awaited call in the digital assets.

Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange said that a country like Russia embracing crypto is positive news for the whole world. More retail investors in the communities are starting to feel comfortable and bullish, especially on memecoins.

“With India and Russia taking their stand on crypto, many other countries may take reference from them and follow in their footsteps,” he added.

Sathvik Vishwanath, Co-Founder and CEO, of Unocoin said that it will be a matter of time before more and more countries start looking at the crypto industry in a positive way.

The ones who had shied away from cryptos in the past are changing their perspectives and Russia is one of them, he added. “On the other side India has taken the wait and watch policy, but is not opening up with its views.”

Crypto fanatics, who see decentralisation as removing control and governance, will not be happy with regulations put across by the authorities across the globe.

Dileep Seinberg, Founder and CEO, Thinkchain said that every nation is likely to have its own cryptocurrency, with a potential to build a crypto-economy globally.

However, the industry players do not believe that the world should join the force and come as one to regulate the crypto assets uniformly. They do not see this as a viable option.

Cryptocurrencies are seen as bridges between worlds and the new regulations in place will serve as a financial connector between countries, said the experts.

The world would not and should not come as one as it is not feasible for most nations, said Lian of BigONE. “This could also mean that cryptocurrencies would be further scrutinized, monitored and monitored.”

It would be an unrealistic home for specific guidelines to be applicable for the entire world as one. At the tech level there definitely is uniformity irrespective of which country it is working in.

“The taxation, regulations, and enforcement differ which needs to be handled by the governments within the country,” said,” Vishwanath of Unocoin.

Once the regulations are out in different parts of the world, there will be a lot of changes through. However, experts said that governments, authorities and regulators should primarily focus on education and awareness about the asset class.

“We will see the real issues when the countries start to implement and allow crypto into their system fully,” Lian said. “I hope the other countries can use Singapore’s sandbox model for instance to simulate the possible scenarios before going into full-scale implementation.”

“Most important industry concerns would not come from technology but to see if few companies can monopolies like any other industry in the world,” said Sienberg. “This might damage the very fabric of the decentralised crypto world.”

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Crypto entrepreneurs find Singapore is not so hospitable after all

Crypto entrepreneurs find Singapore is not so hospitable after all

Scores of businesses fail to win licenses from city-state’s financial regulator

SINGAPORE — Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs lured to Singapore by its apparent openness to the burgeoning industry are discovering just how difficult it is to legally operate in the city-state.

More than 100 of the around 170 businesses that applied for licenses to offer “digital payment token services” have now been turned down or withdrawn their applications, according to the latest figures from regulators.

And scores more face an uncertain future, operating under exemptions but amid a darkening mood over the approval process.

In early September, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) ordered Binance, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, to stop providing services to residents in the city-state, and last week Binance’s Singapore-only affiliate announced it also was shutting down its trading platform for the city-state. Dozens are confronting a similar fate.

Dubai-based crypto exchange Bitxmi is one of 103 companies that appear on the latest MAS list of entities whose exemptions allowing them to operate have been removed. Having set up in Singapore in late 2018, it was unsuccessful in securing a license, Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Jain told Nikkei Asia.

“We can’t operate in Singapore,” he said. “We have an office there, but it’s just more or less — there’s one person for our accounting and legal issues.”

Jain declined to speak about why his outfit did not manage to secure a license from regulators. “That, you need to ask them,” he said.

The introduction of the licensing regime in January was cast as the next step in building a thriving crypto sector and set up a contrast with Singapore’s rival Asian financial hub, Hong Kong, which had taken a more skeptical approach to crypto businesses.

A spokesperson for MAS told Nikkei that it is supportive of innovation in the use of blockchain technology, which underpins cryptocurrencies, while also recognizing the risks.

“Cryptocurrencies could be abused for money laundering, terrorism financing or proliferation financing due to the speed and cross-border nature of the transactions,” the spokesperson said. “Digital payment token service providers in Singapore … have to comply with requirements to mitigate such risks, including the need to carry out proper customer due diligence, conduct regular account reviews, and monitor and report suspicious transactions.”

Rahul Advani, Asia-Pacific policy director at blockchain company Ripple, said Singapore’s stance on digital assets has resulted in the city-state being one of the most advanced and mature nations in the field, helping foster development and innovation in the emerging industry.

“It’s very clear where digital assets and related activities lie on the risk spectrum, so you mitigate the potential of developing and investing in technology that is unregulated,” he told Nikkei.

Crypto players that raced to set up in Singapore run the spectrum from exchange platforms for trading bitcoin, Ethereum and other tokens, through investment managers and financial advisers looking after digital asset portfolios for the wealthy, to business-to-business outfits helping corporate clients accept cryptocurrency payments.

Outfits that were operating in the country prior to the introduction of the licensing regime were granted exemptions until the outcome of their license application is known. Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam told parliament in July that there were 90 companies operating under such exemptions.

The MAS website showed that the group had shrunk to about 70 as of Dec. 14.

So far, only three players — DBS Vickers Securities, a unit of Singapore and Southeast Asia’s largest bank, DBS Group Holdings; digital payments startup FOMO Pay; and Australia’s Independent Reserve, which offers crypto exchange services — have been listed on the MAS website as licensed entities.

A cryptocurrency ATM sits next to a conventional cash machine in Singapore. (Photo by Dylan Loh)

Two others — Coinhako, which operates a crypto exchange platform, and TripleA, a payments company — have put out announcements themselves saying they have acquired the necessary approvals to operate.

Anndy Lian, chairman of Netherlands-registered crypto trading platform BigONE Exchange, told Nikkei that his outfit does not intend to apply for a license in Singapore presently.

“The whole process of selecting who to give the license to is not very transparent,” he said. “It gives the impression that the government is favoring big players and foreign exchanges.”

MAS has not publicly disclosed why specific crypto players were unable to obtain a permit.

But Nikkei understands that some of them did not have the capacity or infrastructure to meet the high compliance standards set out by the financial regulator to deter money laundering and financing of terrorism.

“Cryptocurrencies are currently being used to channel the earnings of everything from ransomware proceeds, the sale of narcotics to some of the most horrific crimes, including human trafficking,” said Rachel Woolley, head of financial crime at client management solutions provider Fenergo.

“Regulators have now entered this space in an effort to protect the financial services industry from illicit activity in much the same way that activity involving fiat currency must be monitored.”

MAS pointed to comments from its managing director, Ravi Menon, who has said that Singapore does not need 160 players in the crypto sector and it may be better to have “half of them” operating at very high standards.

TripleA told Nikkei that in securing its permit, it had to ensure that its operating procedures for risk assessment, customer due diligence, record-keeping, suspicious transaction reporting, auditing and training were up to snuff.

But its CEO, Eric Barbier, said TripleA gained little insight into what exactly made the difference between success and failure.

“MAS never talks. MAS asks questions and questions and questions,” he said. “You can ask questions but they will not answer, and most regulators are like this.”

Barbier reckoned that being a business serving other businesses may have helped secure a license. “Especially for consumer-to-consumer, like consumer exchanges and so on, the risk of money laundering is very high, so they need to demonstrate to MAS that they are able to mitigate all those risks accordingly,” he said.

Peiying Chua, financial regulation partner for Singapore at the law firm Linklaters, said it is unlikely MAS is specifically favoring big, incumbent financial players: “Likely reasons for unsuccessful applicants may include a lack of track record or key personnel without adequate experience, a lack of a sustainable business model or serious adverse records relating to directors and key individuals.”

 

Original Source: https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Market-Spotlight/Crypto-entrepreneurs-find-Singapore-is-not-so-hospitable-after-all

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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