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$1900 Ethereum Price Next Year?

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Fundstrat Global Advisors CEO and Crypto Bull, Thomas Lee has made a bold prediction for the Ethereum price by the end of next year. In a report by Bloomberg, Mr. Lee is quoted as saying the following:

Ethereum is about to stage a trend reversal and rally strongly. Sentiment is currently overly negative.

Lee further added that when Ether has underperformed other digital assets by two-standard deviations, ETH always reversed those losses. He went on to add that he sees Ethereum price reaching $1,900 by the end of next year.

Other Factors that Could Lead Ethereum price reaching $1,900

Blockchain, the European cryptocurrency wallet provider, launched an Over The Counter (OTC) desk to execute large trades off public exchanges such as Coinbase and Kraken. This move pivots Blockchain in a position to attract more institutional investors into the crypto space. Blockchain joins other OTC providers such as DRW and DV Trading in Chicago.

With Ethereum being the second most popular digital asset in the cryptocurrency markets, the institutional investors are bound to want to purchase it and HODL through the new OTC desk by Blockchain.

Secondly, the firm known as Bakkt is slated for launch this November. The firm has the backing of the New York Stock Exchange, BCG, Microsoft, Starbucks, an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digital, Horizons Ventures, Alan Howard, Pantera Capital, Protocol Ventures, and Susquehanna International Group, LLP.

Bakkt aims at building solutions for the buying, selling, storing and spending of digital assets, based on already existing time-tested futures markets. The firm made an announcement of their first futures contracts via a tweet that said:

Our first contracts will be physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts versus fiat currencies, including USD, GBP and EUR. For example, buying one USD/BTC futures contract will result in daily delivery of one Bitcoin into the customer’s account.

This then states the stage for an exciting period in the crypto-markets as the year comes to an end. A Bitcoin rally will translate to Ethereum also making some impressive gains.

Thirdly, the cryptocurrency derivative platform of LedgerX is reported to be preparing to expand its cryptocurrency portfolio to include Ethereum (ETH).  The firm prides itself as being the first federally regulated exchange and clearinghouse to list and clear physically settled Bitcoin swaps and options for the institutional investors that are found on Wall Street.

According to The Block,

The company, however, is waiting for regulators from the Commodities Futures and Trading Commission to get comfortable with the product before making it available to its clients. The source told The Block that approval could come after a regulatory meeting October 5.

Summing it up, Thomas Lee has made a bold price prediction in stating that Ethereum will make it to $1,900 by the end of next year. With the digital asset struggling to rise above $220, the above three factors could be the boost that ETH needs in the markets to reach this price prediction and extinguish any fears of ETH crashing in the markets.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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