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Bitcoin (BTC)’s market outlook now

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Last November 13th Bitcoin’s price in $6,000 and that was when it took off until it went beyond $17,000 on December 17th and, on the next day, the bears took over the market. It’s been going down since that day. Then November 14th of this year arrived and BTC plummeted, and then it went down again over the next weekend.

It was a slaughter. It went under 5k, so we all thought that 4.5k would be a good support level. It broke it and we thought the same about the 4k level, which it also broke. How low can it go? Will it go all the way to 3k? Maybe even lower, back to the 2014 level of $2000? We hate to give you bad news but it’s just possible.

The market is heavily oversold right now, but that, unfortunately, doesn’t mean it’s about to bounce back. All it means is that selling pressure is very intense. Over the last 24 hours, it’s recovered a little and Bitcoin is higher than 3.5k as we write this, but is this a fluctuation before a new fall or is it going to stay stable for a while now? There’s no way to know.

How Bitcoin market works

So this would be a good time to stop and think about the way the Bitcoin market works so we can visualize the circumstances in which things could improve, whenever they do.

Let’s start with the most obvious thing. This market has no institutional players. Wall Street and the traditional financial system have not overcome their Bitcoinphobia yet. This is a market that’s dominated by retail investors for the most part. Yes, some of them are very rich and can move a lot of money around, but they’re still private citizens, not institutional investors.

Rumors of institutional money pouring into crypto have been floating around the cryptosphere all year long but nothing’s happened yet. This is very important. It’s a big injection of money into Bitcoin, of the kind that only institutions can manage, what could bring about the next bullish market. It’s not the only factor, but it would go a long way. It’s not just about the money. If the world sees how the financial institutions trusting Bitcoin, that will breed a lot of confidence in everybody.

Another hand could come from Silicon Valley investors. Earlier this year, a bull run on Apple stock brought the company’s worth over a trillion dollars. And now it’s happened again, this time for Microsoft, which is now even bigger. These are the kind of investors who understand technology and are willing to trust it and invest in it. It’s the ideal bunch of people to become interested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and stop the current bear market. They will come into crypto, sooner or later, but when?

One thing is kind of clear: there are no serious predictions signaling an imminent change of trend. The Elliott Wave model needs two more correction waves before the cycle starts again, and some analysts are talking about a three-year-long bear market before it goes back up.

We don’t even know if we already hit rock bottom because, just when the price was headed for 3k, it bounced back, but only to 4k, it didn’t really start a new trend.

So what will happen? We’re pretty sure the market will recover, and reach new heights. That’s what it’s always done. We just don’t know when or how.

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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.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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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.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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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.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

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.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

The first of…

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