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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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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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