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Here Is What Will Push the Approval of the CBOE Bitcoin ETF Before The End of 2018

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The view in the crypto-verse is that the CBOE Sponsored Bitcoin ETF at the SEC is the key to a certain Bitcoin (BTC) Bull run in the crypto markets. This month of August is expected by many crypto traders as the month we find out if the SEC is all for a Bitcoin ETF being approved. There are also some chances of the decision being postponed. However, we have already had the Winklevoss ETF  being rejected and this is adding to the skepticism of another being approved soon.

But this was before the Intercontinental Exchange – who happen to be the owners of the New York Stock Exchange – announced that they will be partnering with Starbucks, BCG, and Microsoft, to launch a firm known as Bakkt. This firm’s chief goal will be to make Bitcoin, and all other digital assets, part and parcel of viable investment options on Wallstreet.

This fact is best exemplified by CNBC’s Brian Kelly who is noted as stating the following in a recent commentary on the News Channel:

“This is huge news. I think the market is completely underappreciated. So let us talk about why this is the biggest news of the year for Bitcoin.”

In the commentary by Brian, he also added how this new firm will pave the way for the approval of a Bitcoin ETF:

“It paves the way for a Bitcoin ETF. Last week I stood here and said you know what, I don’t think the Bitcoin ETF will get approved. And guess what? The Winklevoss ETF got rejected. Why?

Because there was not a US regulated exchange and there wasn’t US regulated custody.”

This points out the major reasons the Winklevoss ETF was rejected. Perhaps they can now even launch a new filing of a rule change at the SEC. In the meantime, this new development on Wallstreet by the biggest stock exchange in the world means that the SEC will need to recalibrate their facts before rejecting the pending CBOE Bitcoin ETF.

Brian Kelly would go on to explain how easy this makes for an ETF to be approved:

“That’s going to make it a lot easier for an ETF to come through. It is even better than Bitcoin Futures…[because] they are talking about getting this into you 401k. They are talking about getting it into your Schwab, Fidelity or TDAmeritrade account…you are going to be able to buy a Bitcoin ETF, a Bitcoin Mutual Fund. It expands the universe.”

With this fact in mind, a Bitcoin Bull Run is only a matter of time in the markets. Even with the current decline of BTC, traders are very much optimistic that the tides will turn in their favor with a full-blown Bull run. Some price predictions put BTC at $54k by the end of the year.

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Stepping off the rollercoaster: Why I’ve fallen out of love with Bitcoin

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The very word Bitcoin has almost become synonymous with that of cryptocurrency. It’s basically just a medium of conducting digital transactions – it’s a virtual currency and one of many. So how has it taken on a definition of its own and asserted itself as a leader in the digital financial ecosystem?

Bitcoin has been crowned king of altcoins, probably because it was one of the earliest and most successful of its kind. The trendsetter has ushered in a wave of cryptocurrencies built on decentralised P2P networks and has inspired a growing number of followers and spinoffs. But is Bitcoin struggling to keep up with the newcomers who have made considerable developments to the stability, security, and usability of the crypto world?

The supporting case for Bitcoin has been a clear one. Its pioneering infrastructure has situated it in a position of dominance in the altcoin realm. Bitcoin has a proven usage case as a store of value. Having existed over 8 years without failure, it has a large lead over most altcoins and has withstood the test of time as younger counterparts join the market. However, it seems to be on a downward slope, or at the very least, not progressing at the speed of the market.

In May this…

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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