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Bitcoin Price Predictions: $20k Still Possible

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Bitcoin price predictions for this year continue, with Fundstrat’s Tom Lee still being convinced that the $20k mark remains a possibility. RT host Max Keiser seems to share this belief, especially since BTC already broke $7,000 in September.

Bitcoin price may still reach $20k, says Tom Lee

Tom Lee of Fundstrat has been known for his optimistic view on Bitcoin and its future. He still believes that various BTC price predictions, his own included, are still possible, most notably the one saying that Bitcoin will hit $20,000 by the end of 2018. This belief has been discarded by many throughout the year, as the constantly bearish market continued to hit cryptos hard, month after month.

Lee recently discussed the emerging markets, stating that Bitcoin’s price movement shares a lot of similarities between them. More specifically, he talked about ETFs like iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF. This ETF allows investors to allocate their money to various stock/assets portfolios in developing regions and their respective markets.

He then stated that these markets, as well as BTC, peaked at the beginning of the year, only to see a significant downfall later down the line. He also believes that the correlation will continue to hold.

Bitcoin to rise together with the emerging markets

According to Lee, ETFs’ and assets’ performance is strongly influenced by emerging markets, and their increase is the spark that will lead cryptos to new levels of greatness. The correlation between them has been strong ever since the beginning of the last year.

Lee also predicts that various world conflicts, especially the ones between the US and Iran, Turkey, China, and other world countries might also hit the US dollar. If that happens, the price of cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin, might skyrocket like never before.

Max Keiser believes that even $28k per BTC is possible

Despite the fact that 2018 has been marked as an extremely bearish year, Max Keiser also kept the positive stance towards Bitcoin and its price. These days, we mark an entire month since cryptos have reached certain levels of stability. Some even consider the current situation to be decently bullish, with BTC breaching $7,200 per coin.

As usual, a lot of other cryptos followed its progress, and the market even managed to surpass $13 billion, which is a massive increase, especially considering that only a week ago it was barely over $5 billion.

As the end of the year draws closer, digital currencies are once again gaining value, and Keiser believes that his earlier predictions of BTC hitting $28k are still valid. This is further supported by even more interest coming from institutional investors, which are committing to the market via custodian solutions.

At this point, it would seem that even the BTC ETF rejections by the US SEC do not matter. Academie Bitcoin’s Jonathan Hamel shares this opinion, as well as Tom Lee. Even eToro stated that there are numerous alternatives to ETFs, like ETN.

With all of these positives piling up, it is not that surprising that cryptos were able to shake off the bears in favor of bulls. Analysts and cryptocurrency experts believe that this is still only a beginning and that large changes are upon the market, and especially Bitcoin. Whether they are right is anyone’s guess, but considering the way things have been going recently, it would seem that the optimists may be correct after all.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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