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You Could Soon use Bitcoin (BTC) to Pay For your Starbucks as Early as November

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Crypto-adoption is one of the major driving forces that will send our favorite digital assets to the Moon in terms of value in the crypto markets. We are always reminded of the 10,000 BTC pizza purchase of 2010 that could be worth a few million with today’s value of Bitcoin. But that purchase was necessary to popularize Bitcoin as a medium of exchange for the purchase of goods and service. That particular purchase even kick-started the use of Bitcoin as a store of value to the point where Wall Street firms want a piece of the action.

Yes. Wall Street wants in on Bitcoin. The owners of the New York Stock Exchange (Intercontinental Exchange) has partnered with Microsoft, Starbucks, BCG, and others, to launch the Bakkt Company. The latter firm aims at making Bitcoin and all digital currencies, more visible as viable investment options as well as digital assets to be used in the day to day purchases of goods and services. This is where Starbucks comes into play.

A better explanation of how Starbucks will push the adoption of Bitcoin was given by CNBC’s Brian Kelly in a commentary only a few hours after the Bakkt announcement was made. Mr. Kelly stated that:

“Starbucks are going to allow you to take your crypto and effectively load up a US Dollar card with it. We do not have a problem with that payment system here in the US.

This is more about a move forward and if you look at Starbuck’s history, they are really at the forefront of digital payments particularly in the retail space. To have them involved is more of a signal that this is becoming more of a mainstream.

If you go globally, they are talking about Bitcoin as a global currency…which I believe it could be…People are going to start using Bitcoin to buy their coffee if their currency does not work well.”

With Bakkt being slated to start operations in November, this is where we get the timeline of us being able to purchase coffee using BTC by then. It could be sooner or later and depend on how Starbucks wishes to spearhead the adoption of BTC.

Either way, this is huge news and in the desired direction of Bitcoin and other digital assets, being adopted as a means of investing as well as paying for day to day items such as coffee at Starbucks. This, in turn, means that their value in the crypto-markets could reach for the Moon.

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Bitcoin about to drop to 4k, how will the market recover?

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It’s no secret that the cryptocurrency market (including Bitcoin) has been under a bearish run since last December 17th and it’s been going down steadily over the previous eleven months. But nobody was ready for the way in which the bears hit the market this November 14th.

It was just insane. The market capitalization for crypto went to its lowest point in a very short time. Bitcoin, which is crypto’s canary in a coal mine (so to speak) dropped below the 5k mark. It’s trading at $4,443 as we write this article and is expected to hit the 4k mark if things keep going in the same direction.

Can the trend change? Is there any good news to report? Any reason to be hopeful? The answers are: yes, yes, and yes.

The trend can and will change. We know this because drops as dramatic as the current one have already happened four times over the last ten years. Every time the market has bounced back to reach previously unexpected (allegedly impossible) heights.

About good news to report. There’s plenty. Blockchain projects like Ripple, Cardano, Stellar Lumens, Tron, and some others have reached impressive milestones this year. They are gaining adoption, becoming useful in the real world and securing strategic partnerships.

Also, even in the bearish climate, the crypto infrastructure has kept snowballing so you’ll be hard pressed to find any place in the world in which you…

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First crypto ETP gets approval from Switzerland, XRP takes a significant bite

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Bitcoin is currently at the lowest price it’s had in a year and, yet, confidence and interest among the traditional financial industry (which has been very skeptic since it all started) keeps growing at an unprecedented rate. Switzerland, the world’s quintessential banking country, has green-lighted the world’s first exchange-traded product tracking multiple cryptocurrencies.

It will be called Amun Crypto ETP and will go online next week on Zurich’s Six exchange. It’s designed to track five cryptocurrencies and to index their market performance. The five digital assets in question are Bitcoin, XRP, ETH, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.

Having your tokens managed by Amun will set you back by 2.5%. It’s expected for Bitcoin to be responsible for about half of the trade, with XRP doing a quarter of business and the three remaining coins at smaller percentages.

The Swiss exchange parent company is Amun, a fintech company based in London and founded by Hany Rashwan. Mr. Rashwan assured to the press that the ETP is built to meet all the same standards valid in conventional exchange trade used by investors all over the world. Mr. Rashwan added,

“The Amun ETP will give institutional investors that are restricted to investing only in securities or do not want to set up custody for digital assets exposure to cryptocurrencies. It will also provide access for retail investors that currently have no access to crypto exchanges due to local regulatory impediments.”

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