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Here Is Why Bitcoin (BTC) Does Not Need the SEC, Wall Street and an ETF to be Great

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When the Bitcoin (BTC) ledger was launched back in 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto intended for the network to facilitate a peer-to-peer electronic cash system that was independent of third party financial institutions. Satoshi had more or less implied that these latter institutions had gained control over the global payment systems as well as our way of thinking as to how we should conduct day to do business.

In Bitcoin’s whitepaper, Satoshi had this to say in the abstract section of the document:

“A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution. Digital signatures provide part of the solution, but the main benefits are lost if a trusted third party is still required to prevent double-spending.”

He would also add the following in the introductory section of the same document.

“Commerce on the Internet has come to rely almost exclusively on financial institutions serving as trusted third parties to process electronic payments. While the system works well enough for most transactions, it still suffers from the inherent weaknesses of the trust based model.”

What he meant by this, is that the Bitcoin network could completely eliminate the need for financial institutions in everyday commerce. This would, in turn, reduce transaction costs, solve disputes quicker – since transactions are immutable on the ledger – as well as allowing two parties to transact without the need for a third party to validate the transaction. We would also have our ‘money’ neatly stashed away in our encrypted wallets away from banks that can use the money to make profits without our knowledge (which they do).

Therefore, do we really need Wallstreet and an ETF to validate the value of Bitcoin?

In a sense, we do not need Wallstreet. One is tempted to say that our thinking has been ‘polluted’ by the old model of doing things. We have been led to believe that we need the reputable financial institutions and governments to tell us that a payment product, such as Bitcoin, is great.

You can also argue that the same financial institutions have the right to use Bitcoin and its open source code to further their cause in the same industries that they thrive in. Bitcoin is completely permission-less. Therefore, it is within their rights to seek regulation of products such as ETFs.

Summing it all up

We, the users, need to remember what attracted us to Bitcoin in the first place. We were tired of high transaction costs while using regular payments avenues; institutions having our personal information, and we wanted to regain back our right as The People with a decentralized currency and network.

We have been led to believe that we need Wallstreet and an ETF to validate the precious Bitcoin and the other 1,700 or so cryptocurrencies in the markets. The fact remains that we do wield some power to determine the future of our digital assets.

Remember the SEC received over 1,300 public comments on their website for the CBOE Bitcoin ETF. This is one reason they chose to postpone their verdict. We, the people, let them know who is boss.

We can also opt not to care about the SEC and Wallstreet. We can opt to continue with business as usual in the crypto markets as well as using our digital assets as a means of payment for our day to day activities. We can manage to make BTC a global currency.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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Behold The Cryptopreneurs – Overcoming The Obstacles Facing The Blockchain Industry

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Integrating blockchain technology is fast becoming a necessity for enterprise ventures and small or large businesses, but with a growing number of choices in the tech revolution, it’s difficult to pick a direction without feeling overwhelmed or taken advantage of. This is where BEHOLD THE CRYPTOPRENEURS comes in.

Private keys, the myth of anonymity, and the battle against anarchist ideology are only a few of the difficult challenges faced by businesses that want to incorporate blockchain into their culture. Author Dennis H. Lewis guides the reader through those challenges and helps them discover the true potential of investing in this new economic paradigm.

Every business has pain points that must be overcome in order to branch out and thrive in an ever-changing commercial environment. Blockchain has real world solutions and cryptopreneurs are not limited to the cryptocurrencies they invest in but rather how they seize economic and technological opportunities to make it work for them.

Innovation, trust, and solutions can differentiate your business from all the noise, but without a solid marketing plan, a cryptopreneur can have the best idea and never get far. Remember: a million great ideas times zero market presence equals zero success.

Investors want to know there is public interest and enthusiasm in a project before they commit any money to it. As a cryptopreneur, you are tasked with generating that interest from the…

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