Crypto Week in Review 2/16/2018: Top Gainers Heading Into Chinese Spring Festival

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Crypto investors are breathing a collective sigh of relief heading into the weekend, following what turned out to be a fairly bullish week. Since hitting lows below $6,000 earlier this month, bitcoin has since bounced back to over $10,000. Meanwhile, Litecoin continues its upward surge through $225 following some very bullish news regarding their LitePay platform launch while many other notable altcoins erased a portion of their massive January losses.

Here’s everything you missed as we head into the Chinese Spring Festival:

FlypMe – Accountless Exchange

Revain – Blockchain Review Platform

Skraps – Acorns for cryptocurrencies

Polymath – Securities Token Platform

News of the Week

Litecoin’s Price Jumps Nearly 35 Percent In 24 Hours Ahead Of LitePay Launch Date

S. Korea Responds To Public Petition: No Crypto Trading Ban, But Gov‚Äôt ‚ÄėStill Divided‚Äô

CFTC to Establish Crypto and DLT Committees

Hackers Stole $50 Million in Cryptocurrency Using ‘Poison’ Google Ads

Western Union Is Testing Ripple and XRP for Money Transfers

Berkshire’s Charlie Munger calls bitcoin ‘noxious poison’

Video Game Maker Atari Is Planning to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

Crypto investors on Coinbase got hit with thousands of dollars in ‘ghost’ charges after a credit card systems glitch

Western Union Confirms Plans to Experiment With Ripple

U.S. regulator warns of ‚Äėpump-and-dump‚Äô cryptocurrency frauds

Bitcoin Price Topped $10,200 Amid Cryptocurrency Rally

IRS Finds Only 0.04 Percent of Filers Report Cryptocurrency Assets in 2017

Salon Offers Crypto Miner Coinhive as an Alternative to Advertisements

Japan’s Finance Watchdog to Inspect 15 Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges

‘Hundreds’ of Crypto Miners Said to Be Descending on Quebec

SEC Suspends 3 Companies Claiming Crypto Connection

Top Gainers of the Week

% represents 7-day change at 5 PM on Friday. This list does not include pump-and-dumps or dead projects. Graphs show 1-month time frame or longest available time frame under a month for reference.

Pareto Network 

CoinMarketCap

Description: Current, reputable & actionable intel for digital currency traders and investors

Symbol: PARETO

Website: pareto.network

Gifto 

CoinMarketCap

Description: Decentralized Universal Gifting Protocol

Symbol: GTO

Website: gifto.io

Hackspace Capital 

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Description: Invests in and develops the most promising early stage technology hardware and connected hardware startups

Symbol: HAC

Website: hackspace.capital

Zeepin 

CoinMarketCap

Description: Zeepin, a decentralized innovation community, is dedicated to promoting highly efficient circulation of innovation assets.

Symbol: ZPT

Website: zeepin.io

Santiment Network Token 

CoinMarketCap

Description: Market Datafeeds, Newswires, and Crowd Sentiment Insights for the Blockchain World

Symbol: SAN

Website: santiment.net

BLOCKv 

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Description: BLOCKv provides developers with the building blocks to design the experiential economy of the future and unlock new opportunities for businesses within this growing ecosystem.

Symbol: VEE

Website: blockv.io

RChain 

CoinMarketCap

Description: Scalable blockchain applications

Symbol: RHOC

Website: rchain.coop

ZClassic 

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Description: Zclassic is a fork of Zcash, removing the 20% developer tax

Symbol: ZCL

Website: zclassic.org

HEROcoin 

CoinMarketCap

Description: The decentralized solution for online gaming betting

Symbol: PLAY

Website: www.herocoin.io

MonaCoin 

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Description: The first Japanese Cryptocurrency

Symbol: MONA

Website: monacoin.org

This week had a lot of interesting altcoins making moves, including a massive (and long-overdue) surge by Litecoin. We will monitor the charts closely as we move into a pivotal week for price action.

Visit us again next Friday to check out which coins make the list of top gainers, or join us on Telegram to discuss the hottest projects in crypto.

More: Bitcoin Cash Price Leads the Market as BTC Retreats Below $10,000
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