Top Social Gainers for Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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Apr 12, 2019

Here are today's biggest developing stories in crypto based on Santiment's data:

assange/wikileaks (480 combined mentions in 24 hrs)

Reddit user BTCkoning broke the news of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange being arrested by UK police in a post on r/bitcoin.

It has since gathered 679 upvotes and 1.1k comments with most of the discussion revolved around:

  • Assange's deadman's switch
  • What will eventually happen to Assange
  • How Assange's cause is politically motivated, hence, leaving many unsympathetic to what happened to him
  • The corrupt countries in the world and the U.S impeding freedom

card (451 mentions in 24 hrs)

Coinbase announced the launch of Coinbase Card, a Visa debit card that allows UK customers to spend their crypto as they would normally as money.

The card is directly linked to the customer's Coinbase account and supports Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto assets. It can be used just like a normal debit card anywhere in the world, including withdrawing money from ATMs.

Currently, Coinbase Card is only available for UK customers, but will soon support other EU countries in the near future.

Now that a major exchange is stepping into the crypto credit card category, how will it affect projects in the same category?

List of Crypto credit card projects

Crypto/dump/alts/dip (4233 mentions in 24 hrs)

After experiencing a great altcoin rally in March and even a BTC breakout above the $5,000 levels in the start of April, the entire crypto market eventually saw a sea of red today.

The total crypto marketcap hit a peaked for the year so far at $186bn before wiping $15bn off the markets to hit $171bn.

Here's a closer look at the dip

Altcoins took most of the beating ever since BTC broke out from low $4,000s towards $5,400 and with the recent dip, most of them are retracing back to pre-rally levels in BTC pairing.

Below are some examples:

ENG fully retraced and went below pre-rally

ZRX retraced and went below

MTL Samsung rumour pump & dump

And...the crowd isn't too pleased about it....

As always, visit SANbase to explore these and other trends in more detail!

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Apr 12, 2019

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