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Bitcoin gives a downturn and loses $500 in just minutes

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Ever since the year started the market seemed to be in a crumbling path, and red numbers were the order of the day. So most of enthusiasts and investors were just confused and despaired about a situation that didn’t seem like changing in a short period.

In fact, that is why we all have been pretty much excited in lights of the upturn the market has had during the last couple of days, which of course, have caused a generalized sensation of calm amongst the community.

However, this calm sensation was stricken today when Bitcoin had a bearish move that placed the coin in a -$500 position, a fact that evidently influenced several other cryptos in the market. Let’s see the main details behind the current crypto-market situation.

Bitcoin freefall

The morning started with a pronounced fall in the prices of Bitcoin of more than 5% which put the price of the coin around the mark of the $7,000, but with a great predisposition to get a lower price on the next hours.

As a matter of fact, at the time of writing Bitcoin (BTC) has a price of $6,954 recording a 5.52 percent decrease in the last 24 hours according to Coinmarketcap. So as the red appears in the landscape again, we wonder what could be the problem this time.

Well, concerning the above mentioned, nothing has been confirmed yet. Nonetheless, some assumptions point that the sudden freefall may have been influenced by the non-confirmed report from Business Insider that states that the US-based investment Goldman Sachs, actually decided to discard their plans of integrating crypto options to their business because of the intense regulatory tension around the crypto world.

In the report, it could read:

“Goldman has moved plans to open a desk for trading cryptocurrencies further down a list of priorities for how it can participate in cryptocurrency markets, according to people familiar with the matter.”

However, later on, it was known that the bank itself stated they hadn’t made a decision yet regarding this.

Interchangeably, the truth is that the crypto-sphere has been pretty much in the spotlight of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) these days, and this has been mainly because of reasons such as ICOs, scammy coins, possible regulations for Bitcoin, and others.

In fact, not so long ago the SEC decided to refuse the application of Bitcoin in order to have an Exchange-traded Fund (ETF), and the reason given was merely the volatility of the price, but in contrast to that, the CEO of the crypto startup Abra, recently stated that the real reason behind the refusal of the SEC was because “the crypto industry does not fit the applicant archetype”. He said,

“people who are doing the applications don’t fit the mold of who the SEC is used to approving.”

Few last words

We still can’t conclude whether or not Bitcoin will continue its fall or if it will give an upturn, but we can be sure that this is something the king of crypto market needs to solve in order to keep the attention of the company Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is planning to roll out a Bitcoin ETF in November.

With relation to the rest of the market, well the downtrend was probably bound to occur as Bitcoin influences the whole sector, but some of the most affected have been Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, and EOS.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

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The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

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