Alcurex Exchange Prepares For Update

Alcurex Exchange has been working steadily over the last few weeks to develop its new enhanced layout and trading features, and will have the final steps for readiness in just over a week so traders can enjoy an amazing and exceptional trading experience. The upgrades should add plenty of features, which will also prepare it for new coin listings, project listings, and most of all a new loyalty rewards program that is under development. Start now by registering at and get ready for the perks as they roll forward in the coming weeks.




Alcurex also offers users a share of profits from volume trades with their Alcurex shares, so users who are interested in long term gains and rewards should be sure to get some Alcurex shares before the flood.

COVAL coin updates

Has anyone seen COVAL coin? Also known as Circuits of Value? After doing a little more research into the coin, it seems like this coin is just a new name change from LOYYAL, which used to be Ribbit Rewards (RBR), so it seems like this coin has been going through lots of developments. Will it keep its current name or change again?




COVAL is also doing lots of work in the crypto voice data systems area, where it is developing encryption techniques for sound. They are also keeping their investors up to date on their blog.

You can see the latest price updates here:

Traders Gearing Up for weekend

Traders are anticipating a busy weekend of trading, as many investors haven’t been able to keep up with the markets, and will be making up for it over the weekend, so be sure to watch to see which coins are the hot picks. Some of the recent active movers have been Gulden (NLG), which is a coin that does what all the other coins aspire to do (allows you to send money and deposit it directly to a bank account) anonymously), and Burst, which has slowing been raising the wall on its price.


Recent uptrends are expected from Nautilus and NAV, which both made small gains, as well as BOOL, or Boolberry, which has been a popular coin for pumping and dumping.

Augur and Monero, both slightly higher priced coins are good to pair against each other since they have similar metrics with Monero being the slightly stronger coin based on CMP, but given its seniority on the markets, it will be a question of whether Augur will surpass this coin over time?



Ripple has also been on an uptrend for most of the week, and we are wondering, is it going to enter a downphase? Or keep moving upward?

ETH has remained stable in pricing relative to the hard fork coming, and STEEM has been on a downtrend over the past week, losing over 15% during this current downphase.


Stay tuned for more trading updates over the weekend as we highlight some of the more active movers.

Bitcoin is currently trading around $633.44 per coin.

BlockChain Unconfirmed Transactions Increase

Has anyone else noticed that BTC transactions took longer to confirm today? After making some transactions recently, and waiting hours for them to confirm, it seems like the Blockchain is taking longer and longer to process some of the transactions. There is no way of telling which addresses work, and which don’t since it seems like some will confirm right away, and others are taking longer. After looking at some of the transactions, and checking the stats on the blockchain, some of the possibilities include the increased difficulty, decreased hash rate, and increased number of transactions. While these are just theories, the reality is that BTC is taking longer to process these transactions, so sending money may have to be done using lightcoins or altcoins?


Today marks a new high for the mempool count, which is the amount of unconfirmed transactions, which shows the network has slowed considerably today.


Are any of the other coins experiencing these delays?

Litecoin Spikes, ETH Hard Fork Coming

Litecoin made some recent gains, gaining 40 cents USD in days trades, making it one of the larger gains for LTC in past few weeks, which could signal an increase in LTC interest from investors.


ETHEREUM has been subject to a series of problems over the last few months, and as a response, there is going to be another hard fork according to the ETH Blog.


The price of ETH does not appear to be affected as volume and normal trading activity remains in full swing during this time. The only effect is on deposits and withdrawals, which should be temporarily disabled during the transition.

Why Bitcoin Doesn’t Make Sense For Defensive Investors

Or does it?

According to Benjamin Graham’s book, The Intelligent investor, the defensive investor doesn’t like thinking about money.

Like me, I hate thinking about money. I’d rather live my life!


Don’t like calculating all the financial minutiae? If so, then you might be a defensive investor. These types of investors love to invest passively without having to check the prices, the market, or anything!

Just set it and forget it. Maybe they will look at their asset allocation every 6-12 months.

But Bitcoin is the opposite of a defensive investor’s safe haven. It rocks and turns. It rises dramatically and falls steeply. It is a new technology and we have no idea where it will be in the next 10 to 20 years.

For us defensive investors, we keep committing cardinal sins by buying Bitcoins, but I wanted to stop feeling guilty for it. In short, I ran a test.

Backtesting 2+ Years of the Bitcoin Market

Since we are ignoring our sense for safety and putting money in bitcoin, I decided to run an experiment.

I called it, “If You Invested $100 Every Month in Bitcoin Since November 2013…” Check it out, I did it two days ago.

Ideally, I wanted to play it safe and take a page out of the “set it and forget it” investor’s style that Ramit Sethi advises for those of us who hate thinking about money. (I will Teach You to be Rich)

What were the results of this experiment?

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The Results

The principal amount increased by a total of 36.47%. Which is pretty crazy since investors would be more than glad to match the market average growth rate of 7%.

But is it safe?

Your earn $1966, but more than 90% of the time you are losing money… frightfully so.

On May 1, 2014, you have invested $1900, but ONLY have $1064 in Bitcoin.

This is a perfect example of a situation where an investor might just “freak out.”

Change that number to $300,000. That would drop to $168,000… imagine that.

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We get it, there is risk – Should we still invest?

I am not a financial advisor, so this is your choice. But, from my perspective, Bitcoin is not an investment vehicle. Although, you could allocate some of your risk-funds (the money you are ready to lose) into Bitcoin.

If you are Bitcoin user like me, then my best suggestion is to slowly buy Bitcoin. Don’t buy it all at once, because the price drops over a short time are real, but so are the gains.

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“I still want to put money into Bitcoin, what am I betting on?”

A couple strong points:

1. Bitcoin is 100 times more powerful than Google. According to Balaji SrinivasGoogle has more than 10 million servers running. If you pointed all of those at the Bitcoin Network so they were mining Bitcoin, it would only account for 1% of the network. And with banks like HSBC going offline leaving millions of customers without their finances, Bitcoin shows strength in its 7+ year track record of never going down. 

2. The market cap must either increase or hit ZERO. The current market cap is $9.8 billion. When comparing that to a global currency like the U.S. Dollar which has $1.46 trillion in circulation (150 times larger than Bitcoin), that is a minuscule amount. If cryptocurrencies become popularized all over the world and Bitcoin took even a modest percentage of that market — the market cap would have to rise dramatically because there can only be a limited number of Bitcoin produced. If Bitcoin takes a small percentage of the Global market… then who knows how high “to the moon”, a common saying among speculators and traders, really means.

3. Bitcoin has first-mover advantage. Bitcoin isn’t the first digital currency, but it is the first one built on top of the blockchain with a network far exceeding the power of the world’s 500 most powerful super computers. Also, it is hard to use. Money is being poured into the market to make Bitcoin and a few other currencies easier to use. This is essential for increasing adoption. Theoretically, infrastructure could be adapted for the other coins, but Bitcoin’s awareness level still gives it a stronghold among cryptocurrencies.

4. The underlying technology is beyond innovative. Bitcoin is not just a currency. I frankly can’t explain it better than Andreas Antonopolous, the author of Mastering Bitcoin

“Bitcoin and the concept of the internet of money that it creates are this new model for a payment network that spans the globe, that has no borders, very much like the internet, that allows you to run financial applications that are controlled by software and, rather than political rules, are controlled by mathematical rules.”

5. The Technology is far ahead of its predecessors. In short, Bitcoin provides a financial system far advanced compared to the current banking system in place. Bitcoin can transact all across the world in minutes.No exorbitant fees. It allows for escrow through rules of software instead of the human escrow organizations we must rely on. As well, it allows for  3rd world countries to hold a relatively stable currency, instead of  worthless paper currencies that have devastated many countries with hyperinflation


Bitcoin is not a defensive investment. I prefer that we begin transacting in Bitcoin, rather than thinking of it as an investment.

Of course, there are traders and speculators — but that is part of the game when the possible financial gain caused by having a single item becomes too large to ignore. Kind of like the California Gold Rush.

In this case, the possible upside lies behind a wonderful technology — not some golden rock we value because it looks pretty. But hey, gold has “idea” value, I can’t knock it.

Now is the time to get rich for some people, but not for all of us.

Disclaimer: I am not financial advisor. Only buy bitcoin or investments at your own risk, and if you have the money to do so. I do not advise people on investing, but merely give my point of view on Bitcoin, investment ideas, and more.

Gulden Coin Top Gainer

Gulden Coin (NLG) is one coin that is showing no signs of slowing down, and recently got added to the Yobit and Nocks exchange, adding to the list of exchanges that offers the coin, and is already at almost 1 Million in daily volume, with over 80% gain. The thing about Gulden Coin is that is has been on an uptrend for two months, and appears that no down trend is possible since investors just keep buying it up.




How high will it go?


Monthly Best Gambling Sites

Has anyone tried gambling with Bitcoin? As everyone knows, Bitcoin is like a gamble in itself, but for those that enjoy playing games from home, there is a poll at Bitcointalk about which sites are the most popular.

The voting closes October 31, 2016.


While everyone has their favourite, we got roped into the ads from coinmarketcap about Bitstarz, and recently had success playing the Great88 game! It is a really fun game with a asian jingle that brings you to the orient. Make sure to leave a comment about your favourite game.




In GREAT 88 dynamite boxes are wild, and the red boxes trigger bonuses including free spins and bonus reels.

#Gulden – A Coin With A Rocket On Its Butt

Gulden seems to be on a non-stop uptrend over the last two months, and doesn’t seem to be showing any intention of slowing down. While investors were waiting for the price to come back down, the wait has caused a possible loss of hundreds and even thousands of satoshi in just a few months since the coin moved from its average trading volume of around 400 satoshi over the 6 month period prior to September when it began trending up. Since September, it has been making daily gains, and is one of the few coins that shows no sign of slowing down.




One of the revolutionary and innovative characteristics of Gulden is its function to transfer Gulden into money via a wire directly to your bank account. Thus making it very simple to cashout the coins, and removes the need for a third party withdraw processors which are essential to many exchanges.

Take a look at this coin’s website to learn more about how it may just be on its way to the top.



Alcurex Exchange Runs #BTCtalk Contest

Here is the official thread:

Hey Everyone!

As part of our ongoing improvements to Alcurex, we are launching a BTCtalk Signature Campaign Contest/Bounty

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Up for grabs: .02 BTC (3 awards to finalists) .05 BTC (Winner)


*Open Contest runs from Oct.12 to Oct. 19.

*Top 3 contestants will be announced on October 20 and receive .02 BTC paid to Alcurex account.

*Then 3 finalists move into voting phase from October 20 – 27th, where final winner will receive .05 btc.


*Create a signature for Alcurex Crypto exchange (

*Post your BTC talk username in the Alcurex Trollbox to qualify as a contestant during the contest time period (Oct. 12 – 19) in the following format: BTCtalk User “AlcurexPR”

The Alcurex trollbox will be scanned daily and this thread updated with contestants, so make sure to check back and see your name added to the list.

You must run the signature for the duration of the contest in order to qualify as the judges will be spot checking and making decisions on finalists during the contest period.

Anyone is eligible – register at and enter your BTCtalk username in the trollbox and get a feel for the site to help guide your submission.

some possible keywords include: free registration, easy, simple, safe, secure, altcoins, bitcoins, dividends, stock projects, cryptoexchange, penny markets, live trading, and more.

We will be sharing this on social media and updating this with contestants as they come in.


Coin Currency News welcomes News Writer

Our subscribers will notice a variation on our existing news as we have recently hired a new writer to the Coin Currency News team. This move is part of an ongoing strategy to develop the Altcoin and Bitcoin investing news by gathering new voices to the team, as part of value generation for the STATS stock and to cater to a larger readership. Brian Driscoll will be joining the News Team as one of our first new hires as we look to expand site development. Brian has been working in the freelance writing field for years, is a budding entrepreneur, and has a strong background in Bitcoin and Altcoin fields.

Welcome to the team Brian!


Our readers may enjoy notice some new writing styles and pieces as we grow our contributing staff, and perhaps enjoy some of the new and varied material put forth on the site as we continue our outreach and development. The strategy is part of an on-going effort to increase e-book publication revenue and audience development.