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Is Bitcoin finally becoming money?

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As we all know the current year has been terrible for the cryptocurrency market. After reaching 19,783 USD, Bitcoin has kept falling down and it’s at 6,487 USD at the time I write this. That kind of loss in value doesn’t seem like a great thing, but is it really that bad?

Over the last month, something happened to Bitcoin that is making even traditional investors notice it: it’s been stable. It’s been in between 6,200 and 6,600 for a full month, which means it’s been even less volatile than the stock market and most of the world’s fiat currencies. And that is a good thing.

For the first time in its short history, Bitcoin is showing signs of achieving stability which was one of the main criticisms held against it by detractors. It’s gone low all year for sure, and it’s been driving the market down. But there’s just a slight possibility that this is where the market should have been from the beginning, and that it’s found the level at which it can remain stable and reliable. And that would be the point in which traditional (and, usually, fearful) investors come in and start driving the market up again slowly but steadily?

How do we know all this? Well, the charts are there, for a start. But there is also an interview with Michael Moro, CEO of Genesis that was broadcasted by CNBC recently. Genesis is a company that gives out loans in digital assets and he had a lot to say about the current market both for loans and for cryptocurrencies.

For a start, Mr. Moro was very clear that Bitcoin still reigns supreme in all markets. Most of Genesis portfolio is indeed Bitcoin (60%) with Ripple’s XRP second at 18%. He then explained that many of those loans are used to short-sell Bitcoin, which is what has been happening all year thus driving the prices down. He also said that shorters are correcting their postures now, according to market behavior, and are buying back in.

It’s too soon to say that the market crisis we’ve seen since last December is over (but we’ve reported many times on signs of an imminent bullish run). Beyond that, the stability the market has seen recently has always been one of the signs that traditional financial analysts have been waiting to give the crypto market a vote of confidence. And it could be that stability has arrived at last.

When Mr. More was asked “Is Bitcoin digital gold at last?” he answered without hesitation that it’s not yet, but it’s on its way to be. And that is a lot more likely that the token will reach 10,000 USD before it reaches 5,000.

This is all good news. The cryptocurrency markets in the world are finding organic ways to become stable, even if it’s happening at low prices and many traditional institutions (even in Wall Street) are starting to go into Bitcoin and the cryptosphere in general, and see how it goes, which was just unthinkable a few years ago.

So make no mistake, the Bitcoin game is a long-term game, don’t let a run of low prices (however long it could be) throw you off. Cryptocurrencies are gaining mainstream adoption slowly but surely, and the market is now even tamer than the stock market. We’re all on the right path. Patience is the key.

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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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