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Is Bitcoin Price About to Enter a Bull Run?

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The price of Bitcoin seems to be on the rise once more, and while the rise that the coin has been seeing in the past two months has been gradual and rather hesitant — it still proves that the largest crypto is slowly dragging the space out of the bear market. The bearish 2018 left a large mark on Bitcoin price, and the crypto winter still has a minor influence, but the main reason why the coin’s value remains low now might be the lack of large cash flow.

Even so, Bitcoin has seen some significant recovery recently. After reaching the lowest point in 2019 at the price of $3,400 on February 7th, BTC managed to steadily grow by over 13%. Immediately after the coin reached this low point, a series of bull runs started bringing it up, past several resistance levels.

The largest ones were at $3,600 and $4,000, but the coin currently remains above both, with its price at the time of writing being at $4,057. Further, BTC managed to remain above the $4,000 mark for nearly two weeks, not counting one minor drop that occurred on March 25th, and which was corrected in less than two days.

But, will Bitcoin experience a true bull run, like the one in 2017? Well, probably not. 2017 was the year of hype when cryptocurrencies emerged from the shadows of the dark web and shady usage. They presented themselves to the world and demonstrated the alternative to traditional banking. This attracted thousands of investors, and such a massive jump in demand caused the bull run which suffered a year-long correction which we now know as the crypto winter of 2018.

However, the hype is over, and the digital coins are now well known around the world. Such a massive surge will likely never come again, but it is possible that we might soon see one that can easily claim the second place in terms of size.

Bitcoin will definitely see a new bull run

Many were bullish about Bitcoin in 2019, and not only regular crypto enthusiasts. Even billionaires such as Mike Novogratz, Changpeng Zhao, and many others expect to see a growth of Bitcoin price soon. Institutional investors are finally making moves towards the crypto industry. They may be slow and hesitant, but they are moving, which is a huge step in the right direction.

Banks like JP Morgan, and even massive social networks like Facebook, are supposedly creating their own coins. While these will likely not be the real cryptos, they will reach millions, or even billions of people, and introduce them to cryptocurrencies. Once the interest spikes, people around the world will start researching crypto deeper, and they will notice that these coins are not good. However, they will also realize that they can just switch to BTC as a much better alternative.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin will likely get its Lightning Network, which will significantly improve its speed, cost, and scalability, and it will be able to serve a massive wave of new users. And, as the coin’s capacity is capped, the existing coins will have no choice but to surge in price as soon as the demand skyrockets.

With increased demand and acceptance, Bitcoin will also receive new use cases, as merchants around the world will start accepting the coin in their desire to be innovative and remain relevant, which will drive the adoption further.

In other words, yes, a large bull run does lie in Bitcoin’s future. The only requirement is time, but time is also needed for the coin to recover from the price decline which it suffered in 2018. This massive bull run might not arrive in 2019, but it is coming, and 2019 will be the year of recovery and growth, where Bitcoin will prepare itself for the mass adoption which is to come in the next several years.

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Is Bex500 an alternative to BitMEX?

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An all around review of Bex500

Bex500 is a young but rapid-growing exchange, less adversarial than BitMEX, but with higher leverage than Binance, Bex500 has enough strings to attract many crypto traders. 

Those dissatisfied with the old exchange, may find Bex500 exchange with a stable system with no manipulation or “overload”, pleasant UX, user-friendly tool kits, and around-clock customer service.

Bex500 says they are making crypto margin trading “easier” and giving you a better return. 

Can they really achieve that? We conduct a comprehensive review as below to see if it is a trustworthy exchange

Question 1. What features does Bex500 have?

Bex500 offers perpetual BTC futures as well as three other cryptos including ETH, XRP and LTC, all paired against USDT. You may find Bex500 doing a good job aggregating most important features traders need for a robust trading experience with better return.

-A fair trade with no overload

Many traders are familiar with “overload” problem, which disables placing orders in peak trading times. It is suspected to be insider manipulations by exchanges which can cost users entire portfolios.

Bex500, with its unmatched TPS (claimed to be over 10,000 orders per second), ensures that the trading…

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How Bitcoin Has Changed Online Gaming

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We always hear how Bitcoin is great for the financial industry, how it can remove the middleman and help you save money while you spend money. How it can provide fast transactions at any time to any place, even when you wish to send money to someone on the other side of the world.

While all of that is true, it is important to remember that Bitcoin’s impact does not end there. The coin has already changed countless other industries, but one of the first ones that have accepted it with open arms — and therefore one that was changed the most — is the online gaming industry.

Bitcoin’s impact on online gaming

The first thing to note here is that digital currencies have found their use in online gaming thanks to microtransactions. However, it goes far beyond simply purchasing an in-game item from another player. Bitcoin’s biggest impact, without a doubt, concerns online gambling, sports betting, and similar activities.

Bitcoin brings security and anonymity

Bitcoin casino has become one of the new most popular places for an online gambler to visit, and for numerous reasons. Bitcoin brought increased security — to the financial industry, as well as online games. This is important because security is crucial for anyone who enjoys online gambling. It…

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The Crucial Role of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain in Modernising The Telco Industry

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Blockchain has caused quite a stir in recent years. In fact, there’s a school of thought that firmly believes the digital ledger technology will prove to be the 21st Century’s biggest innovation

There are a great many industries braced for the disruptive force of blockchain, and the sweeping benefits it can bring to telecommunications can’t be underestimated. 

A blockchain is a decentralised, distributed, public digital ledger that’s fundamentally used to record transactions online. Every transaction that takes place is recorded across an extensive array of computers in a way that ensures that any individual record within the chain can’t be tampered with or retroactively modified. 

Because of the virtually impregnable security associated with blockchain and the efficiency that comes with a fully decentralised ledger, there’s plenty of potential for the technology within the telco industry in particular – especially given the financial flexibility that comes with cryptocurrency transactions beyond borders. 

Let’s take a deeper look at the important role that both blockchain and its associated cryptocurrencies can play in modernising and securing the telco industry:

Unprecedented security

The arrival of blockchain is causing a stir at Deloitte. The professional services giant has contributed tens of thousands of words on blockchain within its ‘insights’ network, and there are…

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