How to Trade Binary Options

How to Trade Binary Options

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The financial products offered by the company carry a high level of risk and can result in the loss of all your funds. You should never invest money that you cannot afford to lose.
  1. Binary options – the world’s financial instrument. They allow traders to  from price movements across all the world’s markets.
  2. There are only 2 types of transactions you can make with binary options: CALL and PUT.

The IQ Option platform allows our traders to make investments starting from just $1.



  1. Call – Option for rising prices. If you believe the price is about to go up, choose this option.

PUT – Option for falling prices. Buy this option when you expect the price to decrease.

If you see on the chart that the price isn’t rising or falling, that means that right now there’s a “neutral trend.” In this case, it’s best to hold off on buying this option. Consider choosing a different asset to invest in.

Trend examples:

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  1. Never invest more than 2% of your capital in a single option. This is the golden rule for any investor. This way you can manage your investing without losing your head…or your money
  2. In order to improve the quality of your results, use technical & fundamental market analysis.
  3. Try different asset classes. If you’re not getting results with currency pairs, try stock indices. On IQ Option you can  find over 500 types of assets, including Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
  4. Sign up for IQ Option’s, where you’ll find out how to analyze trends, choose a trading pattern, and personally answer any questions you may have.

How to register & trade on IQ Option

General Risk Warning:

The financial products offered by the company carry a high level of risk and can result in the loss of all your funds. You should never invest money that you cannot afford to lose.

General Risk Warning:

The financial products offered by the company carry a high level of risk and can result in the loss of all your funds. You should never invest money that you cannot afford to lose.

Bitcoin Price Analysis – Bullish trend on the horizon

Technicals suggest price is currently sitting on support and setting up for a bullish trend reversal in the short term. High timeframes continue to suggest an active bear trend with the potential for an ongoing eight-month Wyckoff accumulation phase. There is a strong possibility of a short squeeze, or short sellers covering their position, if  Bitcoin reaches more than US$7,100.

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3D Printable Gun Advocate Sued by 21 States, Launches Fundraiser

3D Printable Gun Advocate Sued by 21 States, Launches Fundraiser

Embattled 3D printable gun advocate Cody Wilson and his Texas-based company, Defense Distributed are being sued by nearly two dozen states in the US. Attorneys General are marshaling a coast-to-coast legal fight against Mr. Wilson after he had an agreement with the US Department of State that effectively allowed Defense Distributed to host downloadable firearm blueprints for use with a 3D printer. In response, Mr. Wilson launched a two-week fundraising and media campaign to raise awareness of his plight, hoping to be able have digital 3D firearm blueprint files freely downloadable from his website.

Also read: Report: 15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots

3D Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Reveals Two Week Legal Fundraiser

“In July, you may have heard that Defense Distributed won a settlement from the US Dept of State to publish gun blueprints online,” Mr. Wilson began in a letter to supporters who have been with him from the beginning. “We in fact received a license from the federal government to publish our software, and we consider it a landmark victory for the 1st and 2nd Amendments, hard won after many years in federal court.”

3D Printable Gun Advocate Sued by 21 States, Launches Fundraiser

Indeed, Mr. Wilson dropped out of a promising legal career as a student at the University of Texas to pursue what was at first a lark, a flirt, half a decade ago. He and a friend were inspired by the work of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Mr. Wilson and a couple of conspirators set out to create a version of something they called a Wikiweapon. Radical equality was what they insisted they were pursuing through the Maker movement, essentially hobbyists who wanted to build replacement parts or molds for art projects. No one had previously thought of gun.

Mr. Wilson then was able to produce a single shot, plastic pistol from a commercial grade 3D printer. He made the blueprints available on his website, Defense Distributed, under the tab Rumor has it his free and open to the public digital firearm blueprints were downloaded 100,000 times before the US Department of State sent him a letter, ordering the files’ removal as they violated international firearm distribution laws.

3D Printable Gun Advocate Sued by 21 States, Launches Fundraiser

Feds Say Yes, States Say No

He and Defense Distributed complied immediately, but continued building among the legal ruins. He began manufacturing small milling machines for the express purpose of producing gun-related parts. After months without clarification on its initial order, Mr. Wilson turned the tables and sued the federal government for depriving him of the right to speak, along with unnecessarily curtailing his Second Amendment freedoms.

Curiously, he wound up losing major early court battles, and most enthusiasts resigned to not being able to legally distribute digital firearms files through the web. Mr. Wilson insists had his case reached the Supreme Court, he would’ve surely won on appeal. The State Department, he urges, wanted to make sure they at least got something out of the deal by negotiating ahead of a Supreme Court decision surely to be in his favor. Whatever the case, an agreement was struck, and Mr. Wilson just recently began hosting the digital files on his website again, only this time with the US federal government’s blessing.

3D Printable Gun Advocate Sued by 21 States, Launches Fundraiser

“I had hoped to spend at least a day in celebration,” Mr. Wilson continued to his supporters. “We were prepared to show you a number of incredible things as a result of this victory. But on the day we began publishing files at, we faced a tidal wave of lawsuits from Blue State Democrat attorneys general. We are being sued by 21 states across four venues in this country.” Clearly, governments wish to silence Mr. Wilson through a war of legal attrition. 

In response, Mr. Wilson has launched a two-week fundraising campaign in conjunction with, which will match every donation made in bitcoin cash (BCH) up to $100,000, paid personally by CEO Roger Ver. The company and Mr. Ver view supporting the Defense Distributed case as in line with their corporate mission to bring more freedom to the world.  

Will you donate to help Defense Distributed? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Images via Pixabay, Defense Distributed.

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Hacker Charged by Federal Authorities Fails at Using Altcoins to Secure His Bail

Martin Marsich was arrested earlier this year for allegedly hacking video game giant Electronic Arts Inc.’s (EA) systems and stealing digital funds.

In attempts to pay his bail, Marsich was planned on trading in $750,000 in altcoins. However, he was eventually shut-out after officials claimed it was a liability issue.

Paying Bail with Cryptocurrency?

The failed use of his altcoins shows how hard it can be to use (some) digital currencies in the real-world. 

In this case — which is making its way through Federal court in San Francisco — there were concerns that selling a large stash of lightly traded coins could have caused severe fluctuations in their prices.

As for the charges, Marsich, 25, who was last known to reside in Italy, has been accused by the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of infiltrating EA’s systems related to its FIFA soccer gaming franchise.

Once inside, Marsich allegedly stole $324,000 worth of digital goods, according to court documents, as outlined by Market Watch. The hack began September 24, 2017, and EA determined that its systems had been compromised March 25. Marsich faces up to five years in Federal prison and a $250,000 fine for his alleged activities.

At first, Federal authorities were willing to try to make the cryptocurrency/bail deal work, as they and defense lawyers spent some time figuring out the details of the exchange in court. One lawyer suggested it wasn’t the first time such an issue had come come up.

“My sense is that it’s happened before, but it’s not the most common thing, so it might take a couple of days to get set up,” assistant U.S. attorney Ben Kingsley said at an August 9 court hearing, this according to an audio recording of the proceedings obtained by MarketWatch. “By then we should have the [cryptocurrency] wallet set up and we can do the transaction with the agents present.”

Federal Authorities Shift Gears

After trying to set up the bail — including taking steps to create a cryptocurrency wallet to facilitate the transfer — the government reversed course the following week and said it was not, in fact, able to take the digital coins as collateral.

“Unfortunately, the FBI could not take possession of the cryptocurrency even though part of it would be used for restitution to Electronic Arts, due to liability issues,” assistant U.S. attorney Susan Knight said at the August 13 hearing. “I had extended conversations with their district counsel and they refused to accept it, to have it as part of a bond and part of forfeiture.”

Instead, Knight suggested that Marsich sell $750,000 worth of his cryptocurrency to pay bail — but to sell such a large chunk of the digital currency Marsich holds could tank tits value because it is lightly traded. And, if that were to happen, Marsich would be unable to pay the restitution that he owes EA. 

Ultimately, the prosecutors and the defense agreed that Marsich would be permitted sell $200,000 worth of his cryptocurrency via a broker to secure his bail. From court documents, it’s not clear whether the transfer has occurred yet.

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DOJ Indicts Iranians Accused Of Spying For Iran On Jewish, Anti-Khomeini Groups

The Department of Justice indicted two individuals accused of spying on Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States, as well as the anti-Khomeini group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK).

Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 59, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, were arrested on August 9, according to records which were unsealed on Monday. 

According to the indictment, in or about July 2017, Doostdar traveled to the United States from Iran in order to collect intelligence information about entities and individuals considered by the government of Iran to be enemies of that regime, including Israeli and Jewish interests, and individuals associated with the MEK, a group that advocates the overthrow of the current Iranian government.

On or about July 21, 2017, Doostdar is alleged to have conducted surveillance of the Rohr Chabad House, a Jewish institution located in Chicago, including photographing the security features surrounding the facility. -DOJ

Ghorbani is alleged to have attended a MEK rally in New York City, where he allegedly photographed individuals participating in the protest against the current Iranian regime. 

In or about December 2017, Doostdar returned to the United States from Iran and made contact with Ghorbani in the Los Angeles area.  During the meeting, Doostdar paid Ghorbani approximately $2,000 in cash and Ghorbani delivered to him 28 photographs taken at the September 2017 MEK rally, many of which contained hand-written annotations identifying the individuals who appeared in the photos.  These photographs, along with a hand-written receipt for $2000, were found concealed in Doostdar’s luggage as he transited a U.S. airport on his return to Iran in December 2017. -DOJ

Ghorbani is also said to have traveled to Iran "in or about" March 2018 to conduct an "in-person briefing," after which he attended the MEK-affiliated 2018 Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights in Washington DC. "During the course of the conference, Ghorbani appeared to photograph certain speakers and attendees, which included delegations from across the United States.  On May 14, Doostdar called Ghorbani to discuss clandestine methods Ghorbani should use in order to provide this information to Iran," reads the DOJ statement. 

“This alleged activity demonstrates a continued interest in targeting the United States, as well as potential opposition groups located in the United States,” said Acting Executive Assistant Director McGarrity. “The FBI will continue to identify and disrupt those individuals who seek to engage in unlawful activity, on behalf of Iran, on US soil.”

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Desperate China Unveils Plan To Tax Childless Couples To Avoid “Demographic Time Bomb”

China, like Japan, faces a demographic crisis, and like Japan, the central planners have decided to do something about it.

Japan has tried a few things - from imposing "handsome taxes" to make it easier for uglier men to get laid, to changing women's attitudes towards sex as "bothersome,"  but so far it is not working as young Japanese men appear to prefer the company of their AI girlfriends.

But, while Japan went with the 'carrot' incentive for encourage more fornication; China, having relinquished its one-child policy three years ago, prefers the 'stick' to change Chinese people's attitudes towards baby-making.

As The South China Morning Post reports, a proposal to tax all working adults aged under 40 – with the money going to a “reproduction fund” to reward families who have more than one child – has caused uproar in China.

The proposal comes amid a nationwide campaign to encourage people to have more children – a drastic turnaround after a one-child policy that lasted nearly four decades and only ended three years ago – as Beijing worries about a rapidly ageing society, shrinking workforce and falling birth rate creating a demographic time bomb.

Couples can now have two children but the birth rate is falling despite the new policy.

And the working-age population has peaked (just as much of the western world has also)

And here is why that is a major, existential problem for Xi - as China attempts to transition from a pure debt-driven 'production' economy to a 'consumption' economy, the core consuming base of the nation is collapsing...

But, as SCMP notes, the proposal was roundly criticised, with some saying it was reminiscent of the way the Chinese government controlled its population for so many years.

Under the policy introduced in 1979, people were fined for having more than one child and women were forced to have abortions or sterilisation procedures. Critics said both the old policy and the latest proposal violated basic human rights.

In the first six months, the number of births in mainland China fell by 15 to 20 per cent in many provinces from a year ago, according to local government data. Last year, some 17.58 million babies were born – down by 630,000 from 2016, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

To tackle the problem, the academics proposed ways to encourage people to have more children, including taxing women and men under 40 for a “reproduction fund” that families with more than one child could claim subsidies from. Those who were not eligible would receive their contributions back when they reached retirement age. They said a certain proportion of people’s wages would be taxed and the government could top up the fund as necessary, without giving further details.

The reactions have been almost universally negative, as SCMP reports:

Huang Rongqing, former head of the population and economics institute at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing, described the suggestion as “ridiculous”.

“The choice of whether or not you have a baby is a family’s decision to make. We can encourage people to have babies with incentives but not by forcing taxes on everyone. This would be a violation of human rights, just like it was when we used to limit the population,” Huang said.

“They have the freedom to make suggestions, but I was really surprised that such well-educated professors could come up with such a wacky proposal,” he said.

State broadcaster CCTV called the proposal “absurd” in an editorial on its website on Friday.

And state tabloid The Beijing News asked, “What has other people having more babies got to do with me?”

And finally, in Shanghai, Dora Li, who has a five-year-old daughter and does not plan to have another child, said she was disgusted by the idea.

Many mothers were forced to go overseas to have a second baby because of the one-child policy. If this proposal goes ahead, then I guess many more would have to leave in order not to have another kid,” she said.

Education and medical resources haven’t improved, so it costs too much to raise another child.

And Li concludes with perhaps the most poignant perspective on China's central planners proposals...

"They only consider the social costs and the country’s birth rate – it’s never about the happiness of individual families."

Of course, the bigger question in all of this is whether Japan is providing a glimpse of all our futures? Many of the shifts there are occurring in other advanced nations, too. Across urban Asia, Europe and America, people are marrying later or not at all, birth rates are falling, single-occupant households are on the rise and, in countries where economic recession is worst, young people are living at home...




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ICE’s Bakkt CEO: Platform Won’t Support Margin Trading, Contracts to Be Fully Collateralized

The forthcoming Bitcoin futures contract of Bakkt platform, that was recently launched by Intercontinental Exchange, “will not be traded on margin, use leverage or serve to create a paper claim on a real asset," says CEO Kelly Loeffler

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UPS Files Blockchain Patent to Increase Delivery Efficiency

Global logistics company UPS have recently applied for a patent to use blockchain technology in their delivery processes.

Amongst other benefits, the company is hoping that the technological innovation will increase efficiency when routing packages across multiple carriers.

UPS Patent Could Improve Efficiency of Delivery Services

According to SupplyChainDive, UPS are looking to explore the implications of blockchain technology in a much wider capacity than was previously believed.

The company joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) several months ago to help promote trust and improve efficiency when making transactions. At the time, UPS had stated that it hoped blockchain technology would be primarily used in line with their customs brokerage business.

However, the patent application, which was submitted on Thursday, shows that UPS are taking a much wider interest in the technology. It explains that the company’s customers are seeking greater transparency in terms of deliveries, as well as faster, cheaper shipping.

It is believed that the blockchain technology may be one of the tools needed to streamline services in such a way that the benefits will be felt by the customers themselves.

The patent also mentions the phrase “automated determination.” It seems UPS plans to use the software they develop in conjunction with their blockchain system to allow for greater efficiency in terms of creating optimal routes for packages without the need for human involvement.

Also mentioned in the patent is that packages will be able to be fully tracked as they are picked up by different carries. This will allow for payments to be made at each step in the delivery. The delivery itself will provide the trigger for payment, rather than requiring an additional action by the carrier.

Finally, the document also states that “virtual currencies” may be deemed acceptable methods of payment in the system. This would be good news for those hoping to see greater adoption of digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ether.

As the implications of the blockchain become more fully understood, we are beginning to see additional uses of the innovation. Already this year, NewsBTC has reported on potential use cases in the fishing industry, as well as meat suppliers.

By using distributed ledgers, items can be tracked from point of origin right to their end consumers. This will disrupt the way some companies and government bodies can do business, creating improvements in terms of efficiency, as well as a reduction in cases of fraudulent products being passed off as something they are not.

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Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet? 

The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as “significant”, and there were 53 earthquakes that met that criteria along the Ring of Fire on Sunday alone

If you would like to verify that information for yourself, you can so do right here.

Not too long ago, I wrote about how “Earth changes” seem to be accelerating all over the world, but even I was stunned by the ferocity of the seismic activity that we witnessed over the weekend.  Because none of the earthquakes happened in the United States, the mainstream media almost entirely ignored this story, but that is a huge mistake. 

The entire west coast of the U.S. falls along the “Ring of Fire”, and experts assure us that it is only a matter of time before the seismic tension that is building up along the tectonic plates in that area is released.

Much of the seismic activity on Sunday was near the small island nation of Fiji, and it is true that Fiji often experiences earthquakes because it sits directly inside the Ring of Fire

Fiji falls in the Pacific Ring Of Fire – a massive horseshoe-shaped area in the Pacific basin.

The ring is formed of a string of 452 volcanoes and sites of seismic activity (earthquakes), which encircle the Pacific Ocean.

Roughly 90 percent of all earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and 75 percent of the world’s active volcanoes are dotted along the expansive ring.

It certainly is not unusual to see earthquakes happen along the Ring of Fire, but what was unusual about the activity on Sunday was the size of the earthquakes.

The largest quake on Sunday was a massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake that could have done an enormous amount of damage if it had been closer to the surface

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it did not cause any damage, authorities in Fiji said.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami.

Earthquakes that are that deep are usually not so large.  This “deep focus” earthquake on Sunday was actually the second largest “deep focus” earthquake that has ever been recorded

The USGS calls these “deep focus” earthquakes, and while some of the biggest earthquakes to strike the earth are deep focus, their depth usually minimises damage.

The biggest deep focus earthquake ever recorded was in 2013 when an M8.3 struck near Russia and was felt all over Asia, giving us a sense of how massive this Fiji quake was.

In addition to this massive earthquake in Fiji, other areas of the south Pacific were also hammered on Sunday as well.

You may remember that the Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a tremendous quake back on August 5th which killed hundreds of people, and on Sunday they were hit once again.  The following comes from CNN

A trio of intense earthquakes shook several islands in the South Pacific and Indonesia on Sunday, including two on the already battered island of Lombok.

The most recent major quake was a 6.9 magnitude tremor centered just 4 kilometers south of Belanting, on the Indonesian island of Lombok.

That island is still trying to recover from the devastating effects of an August 5 earthquake that killed more than 430 people.

But until big earthquakes start happening here, many Americans simply will not pay any attention to all of this.  What they need to understand is that this is truly a global phenomenon that we are witnessing, and shaking in one part of the globe can have tremendous implications for people literally living on the other side of the planet.  In particular, those living along the west coast should be deeply alarmed that seismic activity along other areas of the Ring of Fire appears to be intensifying.

And I am definitely not the only one saying this.  According to one British news source, scientists are warning that “increased seismic activity” along the Ring of Fire “may mean the so-called ‘Big One’ killer earthquake is on the way”…

Scientists warn increased seismic activity in the area may mean the so-called “Big One” killer earthquake is on the way.

If California was hit, experts warn tens of thousands could be killed.

Sadly, the truth is that we would be extremely fortunate to only have “tens of thousands” killed in the event of a historic earthquake on the west coast.

The 1906 and 1989 earthquakes were actually not that big compared to some of the monster quakes that we have seen elsewhere along the Ring of Fire, but they still did tremendous amounts of damage

Two major earthquakes have hit the Bay Area in modern history. In 1906, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco and 80 percent of the city’s buildings fell or burnt to the ground, leaving 300,000 people homeless and killing nearly 3,000. In 1989, a 6.9 magnitude quake caused the ground to liquefy in parts of the city and collapsed highways, killing more than 60 people.

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey says that there is more than a 70 percent chance that a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake will hit the area in the next 30 years.

We live at a time when our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  In recent weeks we have witnessed earthquake swarms off of the Oregon coastrecord-setting heatwaveshail the size of softballs, and wildfires of unprecedented size and scope.

There are some experts out there that would like to assure all of us that what we are witnessing is completely normal.

But I think that not a lot of people are buying that explanation.

Because there has not been a major seismic event on the west coast for decades, many people have grown complacent.  They simply assume that because nothing has happened in such a long time that nothing will happen for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, the experts assure us that the “Big One” is definitely coming to the west coast at some point, and all of this seismic activity may be an indication that it is coming sooner rather than later.

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