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What will be Bitcoin’s (BTC) bottom level (ever)?



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On August 8th, the SEC announced they are not ready to emit a decision on the Bitcoin ETF and that it will have to wait until next September 30th. The market reacted to this news by falling like a lead balloon.

There has been a bearish run on Bitcoin since last December 18th that hasn’t stopped ever since (if some fluctuations have been observed) and Bitcoin’s slippery slope has dragged the whole market behind it. But even in the current prolonged bearish trend, last Wednesday’s losses are nothing short of the epic which is prompting the question of how low can Bitcoin go before it bounces back?

It’s a relevant question for sure, but it’s also one that nobody can answer unless you believe in crystal balls. We don’t. Many crypto commentators are advancing predictions about the lowest possible threshold for the asset. 

Numbers such as $3,000.00, $5,800.00 or $6,200.00 (the value about a few days ago is $6,330.18) are tossed around like if nothing but very little if any, evidence or reasons are given to support such hypotheses.

So let’s take a moment to consider the current situation and give it some calmed, rational thought so we can figure out what the heck is going on and put things in perspective.

Let’s start with the ETF issue. Let’s realize something. We don’t need any ETF at all. Don’t get us wrong, it would be good to have one and, when the SEC finally approves at least one of the nine current proposals for an ETF, it will be a good thing, and it will probably be interpreted as an endorsement for Bitcoins in particular and digital assets that have never held and ICO in general. But the fact remains that there are plenty of accessible ways to buy and trade with Bitcoins so the ETF would be a sweet cherry on top of the crypto cake but it’s not the cake by any means.

Also, there’s not that much proof that it was the SEC announcement that prompted Wednesday’s (Aug 8) drop. It’s an assumption based on timing. Weird as it may seem, the crypto markets have shown themselves to be indifferent to the news for the most part so there is a chance that it could just be bad timing or a strange coincidence. We are not saying that we can explain the sudden drop in value that happened last day 8th. We are just saying that timing is not the same as cause and effect.

The next thing to consider is that the current market is driven by speculation and irrationality, as is usually the case in bearish trends in most markets. It’s the fear and perception that dominate the market instead of the objective value in it.

But the most important thing to realize is that today’s Bitcoin is not any worse than it was the last December when it went over 16,000 USD per token. It’s better, if anything because the hash difficulty is increasing thus improving security and the Lightning Network is online and working very well (with a few routing glitches that are being fixed as we write). Nothing is happening with Bitcoin in the real world that could suggest that is any less valuable now than it was nine months ago.

So the recent market (we are in green for a couple of days now though) could look like a nightmare but is, in fact, a dream come true. It could end up being the chance of a lifetime to buy low and sell high a few months or years down the road. 

It’s also worth remembering that, historically, in the crypto and every other market known to man, everytime a bearish run finishes, the following bullish run brings the market to higher levels than it had before.

While we are not going to give you any financial advice at all, we are confident that speculation and irrationality can be made to work to the advantage of the players that go for value and act with rationality, discipline, and patience. Don’t despair because, even if Bitcoin hits the 3,000 USD mark, sometime in the future it will surpass last December’s levels.

In the end, it doesn’t matter all that much how low Bitcoin goes except for the opportunity it affords us to buy cheap. The important thing is that, sooner or later, it will bounce back.

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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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Is Bex500 an alternative to BitMEX?




An all around review of Bex500

Bex500 is a young but rapid-growing exchange, less adversarial than BitMEX, but with higher leverage than Binance, Bex500 has enough strings to attract many crypto traders. 

Those dissatisfied with the old exchange, may find Bex500 exchange with a stable system with no manipulation or “overload”, pleasant UX, user-friendly tool kits, and around-clock customer service.

Bex500 says they are making crypto margin trading “easier” and giving you a better return. 

Can they really achieve that? We conduct a comprehensive review as below to see if it is a trustworthy exchange

Question 1. What features does Bex500 have?

Bex500 offers perpetual BTC futures as well as three other cryptos including ETH, XRP and LTC, all paired against USDT. You may find Bex500 doing a good job aggregating most important features traders need for a robust trading experience with better return.

-A fair trade with no overload

Many traders are familiar with “overload” problem, which disables placing orders in peak trading times. It is suspected to be insider manipulations by exchanges which can cost users entire portfolios.

Bex500, with its unmatched TPS (claimed to be over 10,000 orders per second), ensures that the trading…

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How Bitcoin Has Changed Online Gaming



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We always hear how Bitcoin is great for the financial industry, how it can remove the middleman and help you save money while you spend money. How it can provide fast transactions at any time to any place, even when you wish to send money to someone on the other side of the world.

While all of that is true, it is important to remember that Bitcoin’s impact does not end there. The coin has already changed countless other industries, but one of the first ones that have accepted it with open arms — and therefore one that was changed the most — is the online gaming industry.

Bitcoin’s impact on online gaming

The first thing to note here is that digital currencies have found their use in online gaming thanks to microtransactions. However, it goes far beyond simply purchasing an in-game item from another player. Bitcoin’s biggest impact, without a doubt, concerns online gambling, sports betting, and similar activities.

Bitcoin brings security and anonymity

Bitcoin casino has become one of the new most popular places for an online gambler to visit, and for numerous reasons. Bitcoin brought increased security — to the financial industry, as well as online games. This is important because security is crucial for anyone who enjoys online gambling. It…

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The Crucial Role of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain in Modernising The Telco Industry




Blockchain has caused quite a stir in recent years. In fact, there’s a school of thought that firmly believes the digital ledger technology will prove to be the 21st Century’s biggest innovation

There are a great many industries braced for the disruptive force of blockchain, and the sweeping benefits it can bring to telecommunications can’t be underestimated. 

A blockchain is a decentralised, distributed, public digital ledger that’s fundamentally used to record transactions online. Every transaction that takes place is recorded across an extensive array of computers in a way that ensures that any individual record within the chain can’t be tampered with or retroactively modified. 

Because of the virtually impregnable security associated with blockchain and the efficiency that comes with a fully decentralised ledger, there’s plenty of potential for the technology within the telco industry in particular – especially given the financial flexibility that comes with cryptocurrency transactions beyond borders. 

Let’s take a deeper look at the important role that both blockchain and its associated cryptocurrencies can play in modernising and securing the telco industry:

Unprecedented security

The arrival of blockchain is causing a stir at Deloitte. The professional services giant has contributed tens of thousands of words on blockchain within its ‘insights’ network, and there are…

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