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Bitcoin Tanks to $6K Mark on Economic Damage from the Coronavirus

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin

While the stock markets across the world are recording historic declines, the situation is not much different in the crypto world, which would explain why Bitcoin has been dropping as of late. On Thursday, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market cap plunged at an alarming rate.

Panic Selling

The coronavirus pandemic has had a volatile effect on the world economy, and markets across the globe experienced mass selloffs as fears about the damage finally took hold. BTC slumped by 25% on Thursday morning as investors continued to dump it. Although it did claw back some of the losses, BTC was still down by 22% and trading at $6,218 each.

The BTC losses recorded today were its biggest one-day losses in half a decade, and it remains to be seen whether this selloff is going to continue over the coming days. Currently, there is no end to the coronavirus in sight, and it is likely that markets are going to be in turmoil for quite some time. However, it is also important to point out that the crash is not only restricted to BTC; it has hit across a wide range of cryptocurrencies.

>> Ethereum Drops to $200 Levels as Crypto and Global Markets Crash

Over the past five days, BTC has lost 30% and has, in fact, outpaced the losses that were recorded by other asset classes, such as stocks and oil. The portfolio manager of the crypto firm NKB stated that, currently, a lot of ‘de-risking’ is going on across asset classes, and BTC is not immune from that particular phenomenon.

Due to the current situation brought about by the coronavirus, investors are fast moving away from risky assets, and it is believed that such a move has affected the price of Bitcoin considerably. It remains to be seen how long it takes for the situation to improve.

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Libra Chief Praises Its Anti Money Laundering Standards

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Libra

Libra Chief David Marcus has claimed that the Anti Money Laundering Standards of the underfire project are superior to any other payment networks on the market today.

Libra Scrutiny Means Its On Track, Says Chief

Marcus is the CEO of Calibra, the corresponding digital wallet of Libra, and previously served as president of PayPal and a member of the Board of Directors at Coinbase. Speaking at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, he said, “I want to say that the efficacy of sanction enforcing can be much higher on Libra than other payments networks.” He pointed to the benefits of blockchain technology in enabling regulators to quickly identify risks in the system without having to rely on external reports.

Libra has been under fire from regulators in the US and Europe, who fear that it poses a threat to the economic sovereignty of nations. Speaking on that scrutiny, Marcus said, “These headlines are a preamble to more hard times ahead, and we must govern the network into a place where it will meet regulatory standards, then we will see the network come to life. People deserve much better than they have.” However, he added that the scrutiny was a sign that Libra was on the right track, saying the most meaningful innovations are always met with “damning headlines.”

The Libra Association

Despite the criticism, the Libra Association was officially launched earlier this month at its headquarters in Geneva. The Association’s charter was signed by 21 founding members, down from the original figure of 27 after several high profile defections, including Visa (NYSE:V), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and Mastercard (NYSE:MA), which all jumped ship after it was announced that Mark Zuckerberg would defend his plans to launch Libra before a Congressional committee.

>> Binance US to Include NEO and ATOM for Trading

At the launch, Libra announced its executive team, which will include Marcus as well as four other high profile figures in the digital payments industry. Katie Haun, a general partner with Andreessen Horowitz; Wences Cesares, CEO of Xapo; Patrick Ellis, general counsel at PayU; and Matthew Davie, chief strategy officer of Kiva, will complete the five-person board.

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uBUCK Technologies Announces Closed Beta Launch for Streambucks

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(FRA:C0B:FF), a leader in logistics, artificial intelligence and digital payments, is very excited to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary uBUCK Technologies SEZC (“uBUCK Tech”) will be launching Streambucks in July 2019, a digital payment platform dedicated to electronic sports (Esports) gaming.

uBUCK Tech has developed its second brand Streambucks to offer a seamless, secure payment solution that is catered specifically to Egamers. uBUCK Tech will sponsor Egaming tournaments and provide prize pools in the form of Streambucks. Streambucks can be used to purchase products in the Streambucks marketplace, send payments around the world for free or convert into U.S. dollars to load a prepaid debit card.

“uBUCK Tech developed Streambucks after recognizing a massive opportunity to reach a new demographic of customers through eSports gaming, an industry that has become larger than Hollywood and boasts cash prize pools of up to $25 million,” said uBUCK CEO James Youn. “We are excited to provide seamless payments to this new target demographic and sponsor eGaming tournaments across the globe. This new platform will allow uBUCK Tech to offer digital payment solutions for the Esports community which reached 454 million gamers worldwide and gain access to the billion dollar eSports gaming industry.”

Like uBUCK, Streambucks can be purchased with Bitcoin, Ethereum, credit and debit cards, or cash at 7,000 convenient stores across the U.S.

“Streambucks will solve the payment delays caused by traditional payment methods, as reported by The Esports Observer,”

said uBUCK COO Greg Bauer.

About uBUCK Technologies SEZC

Based in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, uBUCK Tech is a fintech enterprise that specializes in decentralized digital payments and wallets. uBUCK Pay and Streambucks are P2P payment platforms offering consumers, businesses and merchants a fast, commission-free and highly secure alternative to traditional payment methods. uBUCK Cash and Streambuck Cash are stable utility tokens that are backed by the U.S. dollar via pin voucher purchases within the uBUCK Pay app or at participating resellers. Customers may load a uBUCK debit card and make online and offline purchases and send payments around the world for free.

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.

For further information, contact Bronson Peever at 833-205-6945 ext. 3742 or investor@litelinktech.com.

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