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Bitcoin (BTC): Another Big Bull Run is Coming

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There is no denying that the last few months since December 2017 have been a bumpy ride for the King of Crypto: Bitcoin (BTC). Mid-December found BTC reaching for the sky at levels of $20,000. A little over six months later, on June 29th, the same BTC was valued at $5,800. This was a significant drop in value of 71%. Some have called it a massive correction, while others have speculated manipulation due to Bitcoin futures contracts.

Whatever the reason, there are a few reasons to be Bullish once again about BTC.

To begin with, Coinbase has just showcased its new service by the name of Coinbase Custody. This new service is geared towards institutional investors and high net individuals who want a secure place to store their digital assets. Coinbase will provide cold storage for such institutions and individuals at a fee that will cover additional benefits such as insurance. This means that the billions, if not trillions of dollars from Wallstreet, is headed towards the crypto markets and Coinbase providing a secure avenue for that.

A second reason to be bullish about Bitcoin is the ongoing regulatory progress with regards to the King of Crypto. The American SEC has already declared it is not a security. Therefore, this paves the way for institutional investors to buy it in the regular crypto markets. The country of Malta has also passed 3 bills to regulate crypto and their exchanges in the country. This is why Binance is planning on opening a crypto exchange there. Other countries that have shown an interest in regulation are Japan, Australia, South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia as well as Kazakhstan.

Once the question of regulation has been solved, it is all systems go for a bull run in the crypto markets as we head into the second half of 2018.

A third reason why we are headed for another BTC bull run is the fact that the CBOE Global Markets, have filed for a new Bitcoin ETF license application with the SEC. Even though the SEC has declared that they will not be regulating BTC directly, ETFs are marketable securities that track an index, commodity, bonds or a basket of assets. This means that ETFs can track the price of a crypto index with BTC in it.

Finally, the country of Australia has recently partnered with IBM in a bid to catapult the country into the front row of blockchain and technology advancement in the world. IBM has already partnered with Stellar (XLM) making the case for crypto and blockchain adoption stronger. This means that the government of Australia will slowly but surely become more crypto friendly with time. As a result, BTC will prosper.

In conclusion, the decline of BTC and the crypto markets seem to have been abated by the recent signs of progress exhibited by regulatory clarity; Coinbase Custody services; the ETF application by the CBOE; and the Australian government partnering with IBM. This means that the future is bright for not only BTC but the entire crypto markets.

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How Casinos Are Embracing Cryptocurrency

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Digital currencies and blockchain technology have had an immense impact on several industries across the globe. One of the areas where this impact has been very profound is in the gambling sector – which has also been known for embracing the latest technologies. Gaming operators have always been at the frontlines when it comes to trying out new and innovative technologies all in a bid to keep their customers happy and interested.

That said, it was only a matter of time before cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin among many others made their mark in the gambling industry. All of the features that these digital currencies promise are, without a doubt, very desirable features for gamblers across the world.

The result is a mutually beneficial arrangement where digital currencies get the necessary boost to go mainstream while the gaming operators get a front-row seat as the world ushers in the new age of next-generation digital payments. Naturally, there has to be a framework for this and thankfully its already being implemented in both land-based casinos and in online gambling platforms. 

Crypto in Land-Based Casinos

Cryptocurrencies, since their conception, have always been digitized forms of payment. However, nearly everything is digitized nowadays. Still, brick-and-mortar casinos rely greatly on existing systems all…

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Reaching true Bitcoin anonymity through the use of mixers

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There used to be a time when Bitcoin transactions were considered fully-anonymous. Back then, cryptos were only getting started, and Bitcoin was pretty much the only one that was used, apart from a handful of the first altcoins that followed. However, as the crypto industry continued to develop, current blockchain analyzers were created, and it became clear that Bitcoin’s transparency also includes tracking the coins’ movement, even when you are simply withdrawing them from your exchange to your wallet.

This is why it became necessary to use Bitcoin mixers, also known as Bitcoin blenders or Bitcoin tumblers, such as BitMix.biz, in order to reach true anonymity.

What are Bitcoin mixers, and why do you need them?

Bitcoin mixers, as the name suggests, are online services that mix Bitcoins in order to disrupt their traceability.

Let’s say that you have a certain amount of BTC in your wallet on your crypto exchange of choice. With all the exchanges having to follow KYC/AML procedures, that means that you need to verify your identity, so that the exchange — and therefore, the authorities — will know exactly who you are and how much money you earned through trading and investing.

Once you withdraw those coins to your wallet, blockchain analyzers can track the transaction, and so your wallet…

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The Bitcoin Meltdown is Chance to Double Your Bitcoin

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Most of the cryptocurrency holders have never felt a day so bad.

After a blustering day of trading which saw Bitcoin price drop from $7,950 to $3,800, the massacre caused the worst sell-off to set a new 2020 low which not seen since April 2019.

The history of bitcoin only has a day in 2013 to compare a 40% fall, at that time bitcoin once dropped from $266 to $50, that was also a day when despair defeated the belief of bitcoin and almost no one could foresee bitcoin can recover and prices will reach $10,000 in a few years.

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” This is what Warren Buffett said about stock market and you can see the stock market never dies, it is just rise and fall happen in a different order at different times.

So it is with bitcoin. The bitcoin meltdown is a chance for a few bitcoin traders while the others are running away.

One typical way is to short bitcoin. Futures trading allows traders to make profits out of the future price difference of the derivatives. However, when during horizontal movement of prices, futures trading may gain you fewer profits to cover the possible loss of the margin.

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