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Here Is How Bitcoin (BTC) Has Bagged 13 of The Biggest Wall Street Institutional Investors

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The crypto-markets are not looking pretty with the King of Crypto – Bitcoin (BTC) – having tested levels below $7,000 on several occasions this weekend. Bitcoin (BTC) is currently valued at $6,999 which is $1k less than it was a little over a week ago. This is a drop in value of 12.5% in the same time period. The total market capitalization has also dropped to current levels of $253 Billion from the levels of $300 Billion in less than a week. This is a drop of 15.66%.

But the episodes of constant decline in the crypto-markets could be a thing of the past with the Wall Street news announcement on August 3rd. This announcement stated that the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (Intercontinental Exchange, or simply ICE), has partnered with Microsoft, BCG and Starbucks and others, to launch a market and ecosystem to list physically settled Bitcoin futures contracts and a new company to push Bitcoin and other digital assets towards becoming mainstream financial assets.

This new company will be known as Bakkt and the list of firms that are part of this new firm are as follows:

  1. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – who are owners of the New York Stock Exchange
  2. Microsoft – whose cloud solutions will be leveraged to create an open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets
  3. BCG Global Management Consulting
  4. Starbucks – who will utilize its presence to further the adoption of Bitcoin
  5. M12 – Venture Capital arm of Microsoft
  6. Fortress Investment Group – an investment management firm
  7. Eagle Seven – management consulting firm
  8. Galaxy Digital –  a full service, digital assets merchant bank, with distinct trading, asset management, and principal investment
  9. Horizons Ventures – Venture capital firm
  10. Alan Howard –  Billion dollar hedge fund
  11. Pantera Capital – an investment firm focused exclusively on ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency, and crypto assets.
  12. Protocol Ventures – a leading fund of funds investing in the top ten crypto funds in the asset class
  13. Susquehanna International Group, LLP – a global quantitative trading firm built on a rigorous, analytical foundation in financial markets

Summing it all up, this is a brief list of the institutional investors that we’ve all been waiting for to get into Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investing. These firms have been rumored to have been working on the Bakkt company for over a year. This means they have been silently planning how they will get into the crypto-markets with both feet and officially signaling the beginning of a potential bull run.

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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic

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As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.

However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world. 

Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see. 

Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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