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Bitcoin is crashing but Analysts Predict a Rebound; here is why

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One look at the Bitcoin price graph on CoinMarketCap and you will see just how fast its price has been falling in the past few hours. As it seems, the series of bad news that has been circulating, including the Bithumb attack, not to mention the six exchanges in Japan that got slapped with government regulation have finally caught up to BTC.

Market bloodbath

Today the market woke up to a bloodbath as Bitcoin led the dip with its price dropping by over 3.57 percent in the last 24 hours. Currently trading at $6,160 as of this writing, Bitcoin has recorded its lowest price since the beginning of the year when it peaked at about $17,135.

Bitcoin is not the only one; Ethereum has also declined by about 40 percent in 2018 to its current price of $474. Apart from the attack on Bithumb last week, regulatory authorities have increased scrutiny efforts in the industry ever since the attack on Coincheck that saw the crypto exchange lose about $500 million.

What do analysts have to say?

However, even with all the bad news in the crypto space, Todd Gordon (the founder of TradingAnalysis.com) believes that Bitcoin will change hands above $10,000 by next year. Gordon is an expert market analyst with experience in commodities like crude oil as well. Here is why his predictions matter.

In 2015 November he predicted that crude oil would trade at 50 percent lower from its $41 mark at the time. In February 2016, crude was trading at $26.05, roughly half the value as predicted the previous year. Now, Gordon predicts that BTC’s price will drop further down from its current price mark of $6,100 all the way down to the $4,000 mark after which it will subsequently hit the $10,000 mark at the end of 2018.

Bitcoin taking on a bull run

The main reason for Gordon’s prediction is market volatility.  He further explained that the recent correction for Bitcoin from its peak of $19,000 back in January is “inconsequential” since Bitcoin has improved significantly since 2015. He believes that the “beautiful uptrend” for Bitcoin is just getting started.

Compared to previous times, Gordon believes that Bitcoin’s current average lows of 17 percent are a far cry from previous times when the coin would fall by 20, 30 or even 40 percent in a week. Supporting his predictions, Wall Street analyst, Spencer Bogart, also mentioned last month that the major cryptocurrencies are most likely to “trade at least above $10,000 by the end of the year

According to Spencer Bogart, “The long-term thesis is very much intact… The institutionalization of Bitcoin is absolutely occurring…Every major bank is trying to do something in the space. Either they’re going to be offering Bitcoin to their clients, they’re working on a custody platform or they’re opening up a trading desk.”

With the current market behavior, it’s easy to look at these predictions as unrealistic. However, Bitcoin has always had a way of pulling a surprise. The bear market could last longer or end at any moment considering the technicality of the crypto market. As a result, those who reckon on the market sentiments and technical are able to recover losses while trading crypto.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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Behold The Cryptopreneurs – Overcoming The Obstacles Facing The Blockchain Industry

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Integrating blockchain technology is fast becoming a necessity for enterprise ventures and small or large businesses, but with a growing number of choices in the tech revolution, it’s difficult to pick a direction without feeling overwhelmed or taken advantage of. This is where BEHOLD THE CRYPTOPRENEURS comes in.

Private keys, the myth of anonymity, and the battle against anarchist ideology are only a few of the difficult challenges faced by businesses that want to incorporate blockchain into their culture. Author Dennis H. Lewis guides the reader through those challenges and helps them discover the true potential of investing in this new economic paradigm.

Every business has pain points that must be overcome in order to branch out and thrive in an ever-changing commercial environment. Blockchain has real world solutions and cryptopreneurs are not limited to the cryptocurrencies they invest in but rather how they seize economic and technological opportunities to make it work for them.

Innovation, trust, and solutions can differentiate your business from all the noise, but without a solid marketing plan, a cryptopreneur can have the best idea and never get far. Remember: a million great ideas times zero market presence equals zero success.

Investors want to know there is public interest and enthusiasm in a project before they commit any money to it. As a cryptopreneur, you are tasked with generating that interest from the…

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