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Bitcoin (BTC) is Back in Momentum

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Bitcoin

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Bitcoin has retaken the $10,000 psychological level after coming under bearish pressure in recent weeks. The spike comes hot on the heels of growing optimism that Facebook’s Libra will make its much-awaited entry into the sector, in the first half of next year. The unveiling of Libra is of great importance as it is poised to fuel mainstream media coverage of cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Price Catalysts

The fact that the likes of Visa (NYSE:V), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and Uber (NYSE:UBER) have already invested in becoming members of the Libra Association all but raises the prospects of cryptocurrencies gaining mainstream adoption. In addition to the Libra impact, investors are increasingly buying cryptocurrencies on the dip in anticipation of further rallies to all-time highs.

Bitcoin has also continued to surge in anticipation of its halving event. The much-awaited event will result in the reduction of the number of Bitcoins that enter the market with the addition of a new block. Just as it has been the case in previous years, Bitcoin has always rallied a year in advance to a halving event.

The world largest interdealer broker TP ICAP announced plans to launch a digital asset desk for Bitcoin futures, which is another factor behind BTC’s strengthening sentiments in the market. The desk will seek to take advantage of institutional traders, who are looking for ways to venture into the cryptocurrency business.

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Bitcoin Price Analysis

Bitcoin has continued to elicit buying pressure with each pullback in the market. The cryptocurrency is already up by more than 300% for 2019 as it continues to recoup losses accrued over the past year. BTC is currently trading in the $10,000 to $11,000 trading range with a bullish bias.

However, the Relative Strength Index and Stochastic indicator have started to turn down after clocking overbought levels. Bearish momentum might develop as part of the consolidation seen early in the month, as indicated by a negatively crossing monthly Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). A positively crossing monthly MACD, on the other hand, signals further upside going forward.

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How to Become a Bitcoin Trader

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Bitcoin Trader

Bitcoin Trader

There are several ways to make money in the cryptocurrency market, and you have probably read about some of them. We have covered a few techniques on this platform too. In this post, however, I’ll explain some common trading methods you can begin using right away and give you a few tips for engaging safely in the market.

You must have heard some people refer to themselves as Bitcoin traders, but what exactly does that mean? These are some of the questions this post will try to answer.

How to Become a Bitcoin Trader

Bitcoin traders buy and sell Bitcoin with the motive of making a profit in the short term. They are mostly focused on the upward and downward movement of price rather than the fundamentals of the asset. There are many methods traders use to earn money in the market, but the two listed below are practicable for beginners.

Proprietary Trading

This is one of the simplest ways to earn from the cryptocurrency market. It involves you buying a portion of Bitcoin from a cryptocurrency exchange and selling it off when the price goes up. However, proprietary trading isn’t quite as easy as it sounds.

First, there are hundreds of cryptocurrency exchanges operating these days, and some of them are just pure scams. The critical thing you want to do then is to find the safest and most secure cryptocurrency exchange you want to use. And it is quite easy; you can ask people you know who already trade Bitcoin or check platforms (like Cryptocompare) that review cryptocurrency exchanges.

It’s also important to note that Bitcoin is extremely volatile. In other words, its price can experience sharp fluctuations in a short period. For example, the price of Bitcoin fell by about 35 percent in November alone. So, to be able to make some nice profit you have to learn how to anticipate the market correctly. Some experienced traders have identified specific patterns through the use of historical data that allow them to forecast and make a profit in the long run. So, in this case, you can choose to open a trading position and hold it open for a day, one week, or even for months depending on what the data shows.

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Market Making

A market maker is at both ends of a Bitcoin trade. Market makers earn their profits by providing liquidity for the market. They do so by creating limit orders in both directions; their profit is the spread on the bid and ask (Bid is a buy order while Ask is a sell order).

On an exchange like LocalBitcoins, for example, the price of Bitcoin could be at $3,000, so you would create a buy order for $2,999 and a sell order for $3,001. When both orders get filled, you earn $2 as profit. That seems small, but considering that you can keep doing this same thing over and over again and quickly get to 100 trades a day, it makes sense for many traders.

When Market Making Goes Wrong

Market making is profitable when Bitcoin has a relatively stable exchange rate. Let’s imagine the price of Bitcoin starts a sudden surge upwards; your buy order, the one that tries to buy low, might not get filled. However, your sell order will be taken at the price that you have set in advance, which means you have just missed the opportunity to sell at a higher price.

On the other hand, if the price takes a beating, as it did in 2013 when we saw the price of Bitcoin fall from $233 to $67 overnight (that’s a 71% drop), then your sell order might never get executed and you’ll be on the losing end if your buy order has already been taken up.

Critically, market makers increase liquidity on cryptocurrency exchange platforms, giving options for market takers to execute a trade immediately and therefore create a thriving marketplace.

There is a degree of risk attached to whichever method you choose to use. Taking a crash course on how to manage risks should, therefore, be the priority before you take a swing at trading Bitcoin.

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LiteLink Selected by Deloitte as Blockchain Delivery Group

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(FRA:C0B:FF), a leader in logistics, artificial intelligence and digital payment solutions is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Deloitte Canada to bring technical experience to key client engagements.

This collaboration has already generated a successful client engagement, as Deloitte and LiteLink have effectively delivered a blockchain solution in the supply chain, logistics space for a key public sector client. This Minimum Viable Product (MVP) was built on Quorum, permission, enterprise-grade fork of the Ethereum public blockchain platform developed by J.P. Morgan.

Deloitte began identifying a suitable use-case with their client in late 2017 to validate the alignment of the problem with the technology. This solution enables a shared trusted record of immutable, transparent data between participants to drive operational efficiencies in an existing process that is manual and involves multiple stakeholders. The solution also allows the automation of activities with the use of smart contracts creating further efficiency gains amongst parties.

“LiteLink collaborated with Deloitte to be an early adopter seeking out Clients that had a real need for the use of blockchain. We found a very necessary use case to drive immutable audit trails and mission-critical workflows to drive the cost of human error and leakage down in a multinational setting,”

said Jason Lawrence, LiteLink CTO.

“These types of relationships with Deloitte are exceptionally important to gain access to large enterprise opportunities where we can leverage each other’s strengths, economics, and talent pool to drive out the best blockchain solutions for our customers,”

commented LiteLink CEO Ashik Karim.

“Supply chains and logistics systems in both the private and public sectors are rife with opportunities to be revamped and reimagined. By applying Blockchain technologies as an innovative and effective tool to lead this overhaul, Deloitte is pleased to team up with companies like LiteLink to bring more value to shareholders and ratepayers,”

said Don MacPherson, Engagement Partner at Deloitte.

LiteLink combines deep industry experience in Logistics with leading-edge technologies to create an ecosystem of shippers, third-party logistics companies, and trucking carriers to operate together with a reduced effort, lower cost, and greater predictability. LiteLink has also established a core blockchain team in British Columbia that has found practical applications for the use of blockchain in logistics, supply chain, and rating.

About LiteLink Technologies Inc.

LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(FRA:C0B:FF) is a major player in developing world-class enterprise platforms that utilize artificial intelligence, blockchain, and predictive analytics to solve fragmented and outdated technology problems in the logistics and digital payment industries. Our flagship 1SHIFT logistics platform offers real-time transparency and tracking which allows brokers, shippers, and carriers to track shipments and settle payments in real-time. For more information about LiteLink Technologies Inc., please visit litelinktech.com. If you would like to know more about the 1SHIFT logistics platform, please visit 1shiftlogistics.com.

Forward-looking Statement

This news release may contain certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target”, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and other similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information may relate to the nature of the business of LiteLink, and other factors or information and do not represent any statements or information from Deloitte. Such statements represent LiteLink’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimate that, while considered reasonable by LiteLink, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. LiteLink does not intend and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affections such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

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LiteLink to Acquire Smart Sensor Technology to Target Untapped Waste Management Industry

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VANCOUVER, Jan. 21, 2020 /CNW/ – LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(OTC:LLNKF)(FRA:C0B), a key player in logistics platforms and payment solutions, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Acquisition Agreement”) to acquire market-differentiated Internet of Things (“IoT”) sensor technologies for the waste and container management industry (the “Assets).

See the Litelink Smart Waste Offering Detailed Brochure (CNW Group/LiteLink Technologies Inc.)

As the global population approaches 8 billion, continued population density and growth inevitably increases the volume of garbage and recycling, putting additional pressure on the waste management industry. Industrial smart bin monitoring is a revolutionary way to drive greater optimization and efficiency for operators. With IoT sensors, all parties know the fill-level of containers and can predict pick-up and processing costs which, in turn, improves pick-up scheduling, profitability, and optimization.

LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(OTC:LLNKF)(FRA:C0B), a BC-based SaaS provider of smart monitoring sensors to improve the supply chain, is now offering smart waste/construction/recycling management solutions. By incorporating ultrasonic IoT sensors with the 1SHIFT Logistics platform, LiteLink can provide businesses with a cost-saving and efficiency-driving solution:

“We are very excited about the market-differentiating IoT sensor technology, which will allow us to provide the waste management industry with a much-needed solution,” said LiteLink CEO Ashik Karim. “We are confident that anyone that has interest or charges based on how ‘full a bin, container, or space is’ will want this technology. From grain to oil to clothing bins that require pick-ups or attention when they are full or empty, this integrated solution will solve this problem automatically without manual inspection.”

Under the terms of the Acquisition Agreement, LiteLink will purchase all of the Assets from a partnership of individuals called 3030 IoT, including, among other things, sensor technologies, intellectual property rights, equipment, hardware, inventory, customer contracts and prospect lists. Among the Assets is IoT device and software which has already been commercialized, operating with a large bin waste management company in British Columbia.

As consideration for the Assets, LiteLink has paid a $50,000 cash deposit and has agreed to pay: $60,000 in cash and $140,000 in common shares of LiteLink upon LiteLink completing a subsequent financing, and a maximum royalty payment of $1,200,000, which is only payable upon revenue being derived from the commercialization of the Assets (“Revenue”). LiteLink has also agreed to pay a continued royalty for three years after closing of 15% of Revenue.

The Acquisition Agreement is subject to confidentiality requirements and customary closing conditions, including LiteLink’s satisfactory due diligence review of the Assets, and that the chief engineer & inventor of the Assets will be joining LiteLink on a full-time basis.

The US waste management market is expected to grow steadily to $80.7 billion by 2023, yet the industry is still plagued by overfills leading to manual cleanup and a lack of efficiency in container pick-ups that are half-full or overfilled, driving fines and overhead costs. Moreover, several containers and bins have been connected with deaths during a pick-up, which are all potentially avoidable through technology solutions. Meanwhile, the smart waste management market is gaining traction and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25.68% to reach $5.19 billion by 2024. With this transaction, LiteLink is one step closer to commercializing a turnkey hardware and software platform for widespread use and adoption.

About LiteLink Technologies Inc.

LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(OTC:LLNKF)(FRA:C0B) is a major player in developing world-class enterprise platforms that utilize artificial intelligence, blockchain, and predictive analytics to solve fragmented and outdated technology problems in the logistics and digital payment industries. Our flagship 1SHIFT logistics platform offers real-time transparency and tracking which allows brokers, shippers, and carriers to track shipments and settle payments in real-time.

The Canadian Securities Exchange has not reviewed or approved the contents of this news release.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information (together, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words “will”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target”, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and other similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information may relate to the nature of the business of LiteLink, the intended integration of the Assets, the closing of the Acquisition Agreement, and other factors or information. Such statements represent LiteLink’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimate that, while considered reasonable by LiteLink, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. LiteLink does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affections such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Litelink Acquires Smart Waste Management Systems to Grow IOT Offerings (CNW Group/LiteLink Technologies Inc.)

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