In the wake of the latest price appreciation of the leading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, many crypto pundits and experts are trying to come up with reasonable explanations on the sudden price movement being witnessed in the market. Some analysts are leaning towards a short squeeze argument while others argue that the rumors doing rounds on an imminent BTC ETF pronouncement from the SEC have been the driving force behind the new market hype.
For Bitcoin prices, first it was trading at 6,000 US dollars a few months ago, then the number one digital coin skyrocketed to exchange at 8,000 US dollars a few weeks ago. Today, Bitcoin is trading at about 8,176 US dollars per coin (even after the ETF rejection by SEC), a huge difference from its initial value of 5,849 US dollars in June.
Even though the prices have shaken a bit after SEC thrown BTC ETF case file in the air, currently, Bitcoin is on an upward trajectory and back on winning ways once again. In the last one month, the market has witnessed the prices of virtual currency rising by 33 percent and appreciating by 20 percent within the last few days (until the Bitcoin ETF wasn’t rejected).
However, the question many investors are asking is the present value increase foretell the start of another market rally for Bitcoin and other major virtual currencies?
The Price Surge Case for Bitcoin
Protagonists of Bitcoin are standing on their ground and claiming the number one ranked digital currency’s price surge could be the starting point of a bull run that is similar to the one that was witnessed in the latter quarter of last year when digital currency’s value hiked to almost 20,000 US dollars.
According to the CEO and founder of a cryptocurrency-focused investment company, BKLM LLC, Brian Kelly, while talking to CNBC, big traders and sellers have exited from the virtual currency space leading to the drawdown of Bitcoin’s prices.
However, due to Bitcoin’s exchanging share of the overall virtual currency markets, Bitcoin’s dominance in the crypto market space has increased and solidified remarkably. The more investors exchange using BTC, the stronger it becomes. The last few weeks has seen the cryptocurrency’s dominance rate move up, signaling investor confidence and trading into cryptocurrency.
News development has also played a significant role in propelling Bitcoin and cryptocurrency market in general into the mainstream consciousness. I am talking about the news such as:
Pantera Capital announces lifetime returns of more than 10,000 percent
Recently, major digital currency investment company, Pantera Capital disclosed to the world a mind-blowing return of more than 10,000% on its fund. Announcing the news during their 5th year anniversary, Pantera shocked the market airwaves with their pronouncements via email of their envious returns with the company still bullish on Bitcoin and are likely to continue investing in the number one cryptocurrency in the market.
Pantera is devoted to some leading distributed ledge companies and virtual currencies, with its portfolio reading names such as Zcash, Korbit, Bitstamp, Ox, and Polychain.
Other Cryptocurrency news such as the HashFlare Bitcoin mining resumption news, Coinbase Internal probe, and Bitcoin cash allegations are positively impacting Bitcoin prices and the general cryptocurrency market. A majority of the top ten cryptos in the market are starting to make a come-back, we are carefully monitoring the situation, but a continued price surge is expected in the market.
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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic
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…
Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC
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.
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2021
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…
XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange
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…