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Bitcoin (BTC) Rises While Altcoins Struggle to Follow

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After months of going down, Bitcoin (BTC) finally seems to be on a steady rise once again, and experts believe that the coin has barely started its return. While altcoins have seen significant increases also, they still cannot hope to match Bitcoin’s new behavior.

Bitcoin (BTC) still on the rise

Ever since early January, cryptocurrencies have had their prices dropping constantly, and it came to a point where many have started to question whether cryptos will really survive the downfall. Now, after more than 6 months, Bitcoin has led another bullish run by spiking up by 19% during last week.

This week has seen another increase, 5.8% on Monday alone, which has put even more distance between the first crypto and its altcoins. Over the years, many cryptos have emerged and claimed to be Bitcoin’s rivals, but now, it would seem that BTC is denying those claims by leaving all other coins in the dust.

This even includes the second and third coin as per CoinMarketCap, Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP). Since Monday, Bitcoin’s cut a tiny portion of its advance, but even though its rise dropped from yesterday’s 5.8% to today’s 4.7% compared to last week, the coin still has a significant head start.

Currently, Bitcoin’s price is at $7,998.74, which leaves BTC at the highest value in the last two months. Even the broader crypto market has turned out to not be capable to keep up with such an increase, and Bitcoin seems to be flourishing, leaving other coins’ progress barely noticeable.

Is the increase only starting, or is it about to end?

It is no secret that 2018 has been a very tough year for cryptos. A lot has been achieved in the real world, especially regarding their adoption, partnerships, projects, and alike. Within the crypto market, however, the prices continued to go down day after day. A slight increase in mid-May has left everyone hoping, only to re-live another January, when the prices crashed to pretty much the same lows as before.

The two months after that were especially tough, and filled with negative news of lawsuits, hacks, strict regulations, and more. Still, the long-awaited bull market seems to have finally started last week, and cryptos have been on a constant rise ever since.

While there are many skeptics who remain certain that the rally will and every minute now, there are many experts and market technicians who claim that cryptos are just getting started. Not only that, but they have been expecting it and warning about it for months. Now, many are wondering why is BTC doing so much better than the altcoins?

The answer to this might lie in its status as the largest crypto, which Bitcoin can benefit from, while all the other cryptos are only allowed to follow from a distance. The alternative is that the altcoins’ reputation has been damaged after the Group of 20 nations’ decision to classify them as crypto-assets that do not possess the attributes needed to be considered sovereign currencies.

On the occasion, they stated that crypto assets are not a threat to the global financial stability. At least, not at this point. It was decided that October of this year will see the final decision regarding how the standards apply to the case of crypto assets.

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Trusted Crypto Tumbler To Protect Your Wealth

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Back when Bitcoin originally emerged, over 11 years ago at this point, cryptocurrency transactions were believed to be fully anonymous. This belief stuck around for years to come, but today, we know that, in most cases — this is no longer the truth.

Since the invention of blockchain explorers, it became possible to track every Bitcoin transaction, all the way back to the genesis block. This came as a part of blockchain transparency which promises to eliminate corruption, theft, and other such issues.

However, there is still a need for a certain level of privacy, as people like to keep their wealth to themselves, and not let everyone know how much money they have, or how much they sent for whatever purpose. This is why many are now using crypto tumblers, or mixers.

What do crypto mixers do?

As the name suggests, crypto mixers/tumblers mix up the coins in order to hide/disguise/make it difficult to discover where the coins came from. Things like the amounts, transactions, and wallet addresses to and from which the coins travel are fully traceable, which is why tumblers exist.

In a way, you could say that mixers can add an extra layer of privacy while using Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and many other cryptocurrencies. There are many Bitcoin mixers Continue Reading

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5 Best Places to Bet with Bitcoin

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It seems like BTC is always making headlines for one reason or another.

When the market points towards bullish behavior Bitcoin is all the rage. When there is so much long action (going on right now) and then the price plummets, BTC also dominates the headlines. The same goes for legislation and when any new crypto product or platform comes out. It’s always compared against BTC.

So with BTC fever in full swing, sportsbooks around the world have adopted digital currencies as one of their main forms of funding accounts and paying out winnings. And with sports betting legalized in states across the USA, both BTC and legal online gambling are in the limelight. 

But where are the best places to bet using BTC and other cryptos? Furthermore, why would you want to use BTC, LTC, or Ethereum in this manner?

The Why

The principal reason why you would want to use cryptocurrencies in your ‘sports investing’ ventures is speed, cost, security, and bonuses.

When you use cryptos like BTC (BTX) to move money in and out of your account. You bypass the standard centralized banking system which drastically improves on both the speed of the transaction and the cost of the transaction – this is especially true with payouts. 

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Bitplaza Inc Introducing Cryptocurrency to Retail

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Even though influential companies are not ready to validate cryptocurrencies as a stable form of money, Bitcoin is becoming a more frequently used currency daily. There is a rising number of companies that accept Bitcoin for the purchase of their products, validating it as a spendable currency around the globe.

Bitplaza Inc took the next step into technology and commerce, providing customers with a platform where they can spend Bitcoins for their needs through a mobile device. It opens the opportunity for companies and brands to list their products in exchange for Bitcoin, which will give more credibility to the coin.

What is Bitplaza?

Bitplaza is a shopping app that belongs to a retail company called Bitplaza Inc, located in Pennsylvania. The app is available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Bitplaza allows anyone globally to purchase brand new items with Bitcoin. The app has a wide variety of products to buy online, from electronic devices, video games, even groceries. The products that can be purchased from the app range from popular brands such as Sony, Starbucks, Adidas, Apple, and many more. The Bitplaza team is always adding new products to the shopping app, making more items available to be purchased with Bitcoin. The app covers a broad range of products for the different needs of the…

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