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The Crypto Market Reaction to Bitcoin (BTC) Recent Surge

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Bitcoin (BTC) is finally back on track, with the world’s largest cryptocurrency recently reaching heights that were not seen in over half a year. The coin’s last big milestone was $7,100, and while it has gone beyond it, at the time of writing, a slight correction has started taking place.

However, while all of the attention is on BTC, it is also interesting to see how the altcoins are reacting to the new development. The market, as a whole, is looking a lot better these days, and it continues to improve constantly.

Bitcoin dominates the market

Bitcoin is currently once again dominating the market, with the belief that it needs to reach 60% in order to bleed out the overvalued altcoin markets. These days, its dominance is between 58% and 62%, depending on where you get your data from. This provides excellent conditions to try and predict what might happen to the rest of the market, as a similar situation already took place in the past.

Back before the new surges of 2019, and even before the bear market of 2018, and even further back, before  BTC reached its peak — Bitcoin saw similar levels of dominance on December 4th, 2017. Back then, the list of the top 10 largest cryptos by market cap had barely any similarities with the list as it is these days.

However, this period is interesting because Bitcoin managed to peak within a single week and go from $11,500 to its $15,100, as its dominance peaked. 30 days after Bitcoin reached 60% dominance, altcoins reacted by seeing a massive surge themselves, which pushed Bitcoin dominance down to 35%.

Those who held Bitcoin during this period saw the coin jump from $11.5k to $15.1k within a week, which allowed them to make a 23% return. However, those who held top altcoins at the time — Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, XRP, Dash, Litecoin — had seen an outstanding 40.35% return thanks to the surge that followed.

Will history repeat itself?

Of course, this kind of behavior did not reflect on all the top coins during this period, and some of them, such as Dash, actually performed rather poorly. However, the chances are that an investment in top altcoins is an extremely profitable idea when Bitcoin reaches 60% dominance.

If history repeats itself, similar altcoin behavior might be following in weeks to come, so investing in them right now might be a very smart move. Of course, there is no guarantee that things will play out the same way as they did a year and a half ago. After all, the crypto market remains as unpredictable and as volatile as ever. With that said, the market was observed to be moving in cycles, which might indicate that history does repeat itself.

It was also noticed that each new cycle amplifies the performance, as the BTC price itself continues to reach higher and higher with each new turn. That might explain why so many crypto experts and analysts predict astronomical prices that go well beyond the current all-time high of $20,000.

At the time of writing, however, BTC is seeing a price correction, which is taking it back down, towards $7.000. Whether or not this level will start acting as a support and prevent further drop remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the largest altcoins are behaving in pretty much the same way. ETH has dropped below $190 again, currently sitting at $188. XRP’s current price sits at $0.316602, while BCH currently sits at $354. The fifth largest coin, currently Litecoin, is the largest loser on the top 10 list, currently seeing a 6.27% drop, while the only coin trading in the green at the time of writing is Binance Coin (BNB), with 6.49% gains in the last 24 hours.

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Basic Guide on How to Spend Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

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In recent years, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have entered more into the mainstream. Most people walking down the street have at least heard of Bitcoin. While a lot of people got involved in the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies to try and make a quick buck, most people who are enthusiastic about the world of blockchain are in it for the long haul. 

These are usually the people who are going to be more likely to actually use their Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a payment tool and not just as a storage of wealth or a trading tool. This guide looks at a few different ways in which you can use your Bitcoin in spending capacity. 

Crypto Debit Cards

Perhaps the easiest way for you to spend your cryptocurrency is by linking up your holdings to a debit card. 

These days, many of the leading card providers such as MasterCard and Visa have these types of crypto-linking debit cards. These cards can be used just like you would a normal debit card that is linked to your fiat currency bank account. 

Naturally, the most popular type of crypto debit card is going to be for Bitcoin, but there are other cryptocurrencies catered for also. 

Prepaid Cards

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Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos or Bitcoin-Only Casinos – Which Are Better?

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The rise of cryptocurrencies over recent years has had an impact on several industries. Gambling is one such industry, and many of the best online casinos offer Bitcoin as a payment method

Some of these casinos work exclusively with cryptocurrencies, while some are more traditional gambling sites that simply have integrated crypto on top of their fiat options.

This post will take a look at the advantages of joining a Bitcoin-exclusive casino on the web versus picking a hybrid one.

Advantages of Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos

Let’s start with the hybrid Bitcoin casinos. Usually, those are traditional gambling platforms that have been around for a long period of time. 

They offer classic payment methods such as Visa, PayPal, Skrill, and similar. At some point, they decided to add Bitcoin and potentially other cryptocurrencies to their portfolio. 

If you decide to join an online casino of this type, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits.

Lower Risks

Such online casinos often have a strong reputation and are licensed by respected gambling commissions such as the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, and similar regulators.

They are known for protecting the customers and monitoring all actions…

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Is Bex500 an alternative to BitMEX?

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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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