Archives September 2020

South African Regulator Warns Against Using Mirror Trading International

Mirror Trading International is known for using bots for trading on behalf of its clients. Texas State Securities Board took action against MTI by immediately stopping its illegal crypto trading. The action has been taken in response to the complicated and illegal trading platform of MTI.

According to some brokers, the MTI platform asks for Bitcoins from its customers in return for trading services and profits. This trading service is performed by automated trading through artificial intelligence.

Following the path of the Texas State Securities Board, now South Africa’s Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) is also alert to investigate MTI’s illegal activities. FSCA has claimed that MTI should have a mandatory license of the financial service provider to run its business and it doesn’t have one.

Another loophole in the business model of MTI is its 10% return claim. The FSCA is concerned that this claim seems to be unrealistic. MTI has appointed unregistered salespeople to dupe wealthy investors and business persons to invest in its platform. The bogus trading platform then lures them to give high gains.

MTI claims that it holds 2.9 billion South African Rand in trading accounts. Since there are many other speculations, this claim also seems to be made up. FSCA has now warned MTI’s users to not use the platform for any trading activities. It is also advised that the trading funds should also be withdrawn as soon as possible.

Amidst the other doubts about MTI, its platform broker FX Choice also denied the claim of trading in millions. The broker also denies the legitimacy of the platform. To which, the regulator is yet to do its investigation.

The South African regulator will also involve the police once all the blames is confirmed by the authorities. MTI is accused of not working according to the regulatory standards and doesn’t have a financial service license. The regulatory has also imposed charges of providing misleading information on MTI.

Bots are dealing with the hard-earned money of the investors and everyone is lured by multi-level marketing methods into the platform. The MTI platform is being promoted as a get-rich-quick scheme. This is not supposed to happen at all.

If anyone is having trading funds with MTI, he or she should immediately withdraw the money into their respective accounts. Until any legal action is taken against MTI, its users are free to withdraw their funds safely without any further delay.

Bitcoin Investors Swap for Ethereum Wrapped BTC to Yield Farm and Chill

It is estimated that $274 million or 23,100 wrapped bitcoin is in circulation in the market recently. Wrapped Bitcoin or WBTC has seen very high growth from last few weeks. According to a registered digital-asset data provider, almost half of the wrapped bitcoin was mounted a few weeks in the past itself which resulted in the growth of the decentralized finance sector.

Wrapped bitcoin allows the users to seamlessly bitcoin to the ethereum network which helps to interact with smart networks. WBTC is actually a token that stabilizes the price of bitcoin which was launched in 2019. The growth in decentralized finance is basically pointing at the fact that people are always searching for high yield options to hold bitcoin. The growth in WBTC has also been inflated by the yield farming phenomena because above the half of the WBTC is kicked in the Defi landing protocol compound.

High Privacy Values of yield farmers

The most valued and popular ethereum for bitcoins in recent times is the WBTC. As it is one of the easiest, although it comes with a very vulnerable policy that includes “know your customer” procedure and a third party custodian service. This raises concerns among many users about privacy and censorship. As the interest in Defi is growing around varied institutions by central banks, many individuals are preferring to stay anonymous when using wrapped bitcoin.

19% of the new addresses brought using the WBTC on August are through renBTC. So, what is renBTC? It is something similar to WBTC but it actually features trustless storage for bitcoin. This is because renBTC allows all users to stay anonymous while they can own their assets, completely. The percentage points out that privacy is a genuine drive factor in the growth of the Defi sector.

Will ethereum be able to support the growth? Although Defi looks promising

Many of the Defi protocols have already been subjected to the issues of security and malfunction. The yield farming might have different consequences with the tokens involved in each platform. Let us explain it with an example, 50% or more of the DAI is already locked in the compound which might end up disrupting the peg with the dollar. The compound of WBTC is also locked in the compound as well. This will eventually bring liquidity issues in the market for tokens in hand. One of the disturbing facts is that the ethereum network is bogged down due to tremendous network congestion and high fees surrounding it. The future is bright for DeFi, but the question is, will ethereum be able to face the coming challenges?