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Bitcoin’s price upsurge: More pain ahead? Spencer Bogart thinks so.

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In to an interview with CNBC, Spencer Bogart, Blockchain Capital partner disclosed that he is “super bullish on crypto right now,” nonetheless, he has admitted that the price of bitcoin in the crypto-market may dip further, therefore, compelling the sales of new cryptocurrency assets.

The ‘Forced Sales’ of New Cryptocurrency Funds

Bogart gave some important reasons on the long-term market characteristics which made investors not to have pondered on it in the past. Furthermore, Bogart declared that the new crypto-hedge funds that were gotten in the summer of 2017, are “hitting their one-year lock-up” this summer – which implies that LPs (Liquid Providers) are ‘forced’ to sell these hedge-funds when cryptos are down to 50%. Due to the fact that LPs are anticipating for the market to be ‘wrecked’ to sell, these hedge-funds might cause a further dip in bitcoin price.

The Blockchain Capital partner stated in an interview with CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Monday (yesterday):

If we go back to the summer of 2017 when crypto prices were booming, there was about a 100, 200, maybe 300 new crypto-hedge funds that were formed. They are saying, hey, I want to redeem out of that fund. That means forced selling on behalf of all of these new crypto funds that might have popped up. I think that could take prices artificially lower.”

Bogart also stated that market prices are much overvalued right now – especially with ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and inferior altcoins.

The Price of Bitcoin Looking Good at the Moment

On Monday, the price of bitcoin coin recovered after it decreased below $6000 during the weekend. It is important to note that the last time the cryptocurrency reached this price mark was in February, and it also attained its biggest price mark being $19,500 at the end of 2017. However, the increase in price not only occurred for Bitcoin alone but on other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, too.

Furthermore, as a result of the increase in the price of Bitcoin to $6,254 on Monday at 5:30 pm. ET, lots of investors, have been positive on the crypto-market.

Although, being optimistic on the market due to the recent upsurge in the price of Bitcoin looks rather too early, but the CEO of BKCM LLC, Brian Kelly emphasized he knew the price of Bitcoin would bounce back on Monday due to the signs with “quite a bit of demand coming from Asia.”

Kelly says,

“We saw bitcoin hit new lows; I think we went to $5,779 and then within about 10 or 15 minutes you had a huge ramp up, hundred, two hundred points, and that’s typically the action that bitcoin has shown at bottoms.”

In addition, Kelly disclosed that the price to mine blockchain technology is $5,900; with this, “there’s an incentive for miners to keep that price of Bitcoin above that level.

On the other hand, Bogart stated that lots of ICOs are looking for potential ways to fund their crypto companies and thus, he also made it clear that since the price of Bitcoin is just fine at the moment, it is advisable not to wait and see if the price will go lower before purchasing.

Bogart said,

Most people that are going to wait for lower prices will end up paying higher prices than they are today. So I think the right move is to not try and time the market and try and average into it.”

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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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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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