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Here Is How Bitcoin (BTC) Is More Stable Than Fiat and Could Eventually Become a Global Currency

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Bitcoin (BTC) has constantly been on the news due to its characteristic volatility during a 24 hour period. Those who have learned how to trade with the ups and downs have loved the crypto industry as can be seen in the numerous tweets, facebook posts and telegram chats about profits on a daily basis. But this type of volatility is frowned upon by veteran Wall Street investors and trusted personalities such as George Soros who had this to say about the King of Crypto back in January:

“Cryptocurrency is a misnomer and is a typical bubble, which is always based on some kind of misunderstanding…Bitcoin is not a currency because a currency is supposed to be a stable store of value and the currency that can fluctuate 25% in a day can’t be used for instance to pay wages because wages drop by 25% in a day. It’s a speculation. Based on a misunderstanding.”

Looking at the recent volatility of BTC since the SEC decided to postpone its decision, it has only declined the most by 12% in a day. BTC dropped from $7,100 on the 7th of August to $6,242 on the same day. This is a drop in value of 12% as earlier mentioned.

However, this drop in value is not as significant as the one witnessed by the Turkish Lira between the 9th and 10th of August this year. The fiat currency dropped by a comparative value of 0.18452 to the USD, to that of 0.15142 in a 24 hour period. This is a massive drop in value of 18%. This event even caught the attention of Shape Shift CEO, Erik Voorhees who tweeted the event as can be seen below.

To provide a visual representation of the event, we have included a screenshot of the TRY/USD chart referenced by Mr. Voorhees below.

TRY/USD Chart from the 9th to the 10th of August. Source, xe.com

Bitcoin (BTC) as A Global Currency

To hedge against the instability of fiat currency, Forex traders have been known to be using Bitcoin (BTC) to ‘stash their funds’ during periods of volatility. One such example is the recent news that the bank of Japan would stop stimulating the economy. This announcement happened around the 30th of July which coincidentally was when BTC seemed to be steady around the $8,100 levels. Perhaps this level was being maintained by the forex traders from Japan who soon went back to fiat as soon as the Bank of Japan eased up on its initial idea of cutting off government stimulus into the economy.

What then happened, is that BTC started fumbling once again after the Bank of Japan went back to business as usual. This indicates that the savvy traders cashed their BTC for fiat after the risk had been averted.

As we progress with time in the crypto-markets, we might see a situation where Bitcoin goes toe-to-toe with the major fiat currencies in traditional stock markets. This will now add an additional crown on to BTC as being also a global currency better than and greater than the USD.

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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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