Day: August 7, 2019

Bitcoin Trading Platform: What Exactly to Look for

The cryptocurrency market has grown exponentially over the past five years, with many people interested in the emergence of a virtual currency which isn’t controlled by a central authority (government) & has the potential to gain massive value over a minimal amount of time. But, the bitcoin market is very volatile and it can be very tough to keep up with the trend – especially since this kind of market never sleeps.

To make it easier for traders, trading bots and platforms have been created. A trading platform or bot refers to a specific software program that has been especially designed to handle financial exchanges effectively & efficiently (much better than a human being) and allows any relevant information to be collected and interpreted automatically so that market orders can be easily bought and sold on behalf of the trader.

Essentially the bots make the final trading decision through intensive monitoring of market prices and using some preset rules, so that any losses can be prevented. The system will analyze the market for any changes in terms of volume, pricing and orders before it makes a decision, so if you are a bitcoin trader you may want to find the best trading platform to make the process easier for you.

Ultimately, the question now is how exactly do you know which one is the best?

The Operating System

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Remember, not all platforms are made for all traders as their operating systems can vary. Because of this, you want to have a platform that will work on all kinds of operating systems such as Mac, Windows, or Linux. It should work on your device to fully take advantage of its usability and features. With all of your orders and configurations stored in a USB, all you need is to plug it in and play it on any computing device to trade – regardless of the operating system. A platform that requires installation only on a compatible system is inconvenient for any trader.

Easily customized and user-friendly

The overall interface of an excellent bitcoin trading platform must be very easily customized and user-friendly. Anyone should be able to use it without the very technical details or any programming knowledge. All necessary information must be easy to navigate and the gains shown very clearly along with the rest of the other trading information, as this will make it easier for any bitcoin trader to buy and sell orders. All you have to do is merely input your pairs as well as numbers, and voila! You can start trading with just a few clicks of a mouse.

Supports coins, pairs, and any other exchange

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Aside from bitcoin, you must be able to trade in different pairs, currencies, and other various exchanges. It can be thus helpful to look for a trading platform that can accommodate various coins provided in major exchanges around the world. A full stacked cryptocurrency platform will work best for any spontaneous and eager trader.

Various other bitcoin trading platform features that can be useful and practical are reporting, notifications, historical data & real-time backtesting, just to name a few. Find out what a specific trading platform can do and choose the best one that suits your needs now.

See Also: What The World’s Governments Think Of The Expansion Of Cryptocurrency

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Stephen Colbert catches out Fox News admitting Trump might be a racist

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After comparing America’s gun culture to Chernobyl on Monday, Stephen Colbert began Tuesday night’s Late Show with a few more pointed minutes on Donald Trump’s continued struggles to respond presidentially to the previous weekend’s shootings in Texas and Ohio — including a quick rundown of the El Paso officials who really don’t want a President whose rhetoric seems to have inspired the shooter to pay them a visit. 

“It really speaks to your leadership when a town in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy thinks you would bring the mood down.”

After reading out Barack Obama’s equally pointed statement on language from leaders that “normalizes racist sentiment” — without naming any leaders in particular — Colbert played a Fox News clip where the gang at Fox & Friends deduce that Obama’s statement might have been referring to Donald Trump. Aggrieved Fox host Brian Kilmeade went on to ask whether George W. Bush ever condemned Obama after Sandy Hook. Read more…

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Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech

For nearly fifteen years LanzaTech has been developing a carbon capture technology that can turn waste streams into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel.

Now, with $72 million in fresh funding at a nearly $1 billion valuation and a newly inked partnership with biotechnology giant, Novo Holdings, the company is looking to expand its suite of products beyond ethanol manufacturing, thanks, in part, to the intellectual property held by Novozymes (a Novo Holdings subsidiary).

“We are learning how to modify our organisms so they can make things other than ethanol directly,” said LanzaTech chief executive officer, Jennifer Holmgren.

From its headquarters in Skokie, Ill., where LanzaTech relocated in 2014 from New Zealand, the biotechnology company has been plotting ways to reduce carbon emissions and create a more circular manufacturing system. That’s one where waste gases and solid waste sources that were previously considered to be un-recyclable are converted into chemicals by LanzaTech’s genetically modified microbes.

The company already has a commercial manufacturing facility in China, attached to a steel plant operated by the Shougang Group, which produces 16 million gallons of ethanol per-year. LanzaTech’s technology pipes the waste gas into a fermenter, which is filled with genetically modified yeast that uses the carbon dioxide to produce ethanol. Another plant, using a similar technology is under construction in Europe.

Through a partnership with Indian Oil, LanzaTech is working on a third waste gas to ethanol using a different waste gas taken from a Hydrogen plant.

The company has also inked early deals with airlines like Virgin in the UK and ANA in Japan to make an ethanol-based jet fuel for commercial flight. And a third application of the technology is being explored in Japan which takes previously un-recyclable waste streams from consumer products and converts that into ethanol and polyethylene that can be used to make bio-plastics or bio-based nylon fabrics.

Through the partnership with Novo Holdings, LanzaTech will be able to use the company’s technology to expand its work into other chemicals, according to chief executive Jennifer Holmgren. “We are making product to sell into that [chemicals market] right now. We are taking ethanol and making products out of it. Taking ethylene and we will make polyethylene and we will make PET to substitute for fiber.”

Holmgren said that LanzaTech’s operations were currently reducing carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of taking 70,000 cars off the road.

“LanzaTech is addressing our collective need for sustainable fuels and materials, enabling industrial players to be part of building a truly circular economy,” said Anders Bendsen Spohr, Senior Director at Novo Holdings, in a statement. “Novo Holdings’ investment underlines our commitment to supporting the bio-industrials sector and, in particular, companies that are developing cutting-edge technology platforms. We are excited to work with the LanzaTech team and look forward to supporting the company in its next phase of growth.”

Holmgren said that the push into new chemicals by LanzaTech is symbolic of a resurgence of industrial biotechnology as one of the critical pathways to reducing carbon emissions and setting industry on a more sustainable production pathway.

“Industrial biotechnology ca unlock the utility of a lot of waste carbon emissions. ” said Holmgren. “[Municipal solid waste] is an urban oil field. And we are working to find new sources of sustainable carbon.”

LanzaTech isn’t alone in its quest to create sustainable pathways for chemical manufacturing. Solugen, an upstart biotechnology company out of Houston, is looking to commercialize the bio-production of hydrogen peroxide. It’s another chemical that’s at the heart of modern industrial processes — and is incredibly hazardous to make using traditional methods.

As the world warms, and carbon emissions continue to rise, it’s important that both companies find pathways to commercial success, according to Holmgren.

“It’s going to get much much worse if we don’t do anything,” she said.