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Bitcoin Today: Is the New Bull Run about to Begin?

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Everyone can agree on the fact that Bitcoin today is not what it used to be. Ten months ago, when 2018 was only a few days young, the leading cryptocurrency started losing its value, thus beginning a 2018 bear market. Since then, Bitcoin’s value continued to gradually drop from its all-time high of $20,000 per coin to today’s $6,600

Of course, this was not the lowest that BTC has reached this year, and at one point, it even dropped below $5,800. However, most analysts and crypto experts agree that the current price of $6,637.39 per coin can be considered Bitcoin’s bottom.

Still, a lot of investors and analysts remain optimistic, with some of them claiming that Bitcoin is about to experience a huge price surge. The most notable one among them is crypto traders Ran Neuner, who firmly believes that BTC is about to explode, according to his recent tweet.

Is Bitcoin about to go on a bull run?

Neuner’s confidence in Bitcoin has grown significantly as the date of US SEC’s Bitcoin ETF decision is approaching. This is a decision that has been postponed several times so far, and it can easily be considered an event that has been anticipated throughout 2018.

Convinced that the decision will be a positive one, Neuner draws a parallel with Bitcoin today and Bitcoin from a year ago. Back then, a bull run that has brought the entire crypto market to new heights started just before CBOE launched Bitcoin futures after it was allowed to do so by US CFTC. The CME received the same decision on December 17, which was the final push for Bitcoin to hit its historic $20,000 per coin.

Now, a similar event is expected, as Neuner believes that the SEC will say yes to Bitcoin ETF applications. Furthermore, he believes that BTC ETF is a “way bigger deal” than the futures contract, which is why BTC might reach entirely new heights.

The future depends on the US SEC’s decision

Apart from allowing Bitcoin to reach an even higher value than last year, BTC ETF also has a potential to push the coin toward an even broader recognition. According to some experts, this may even mean allow Bitcoin to officially join Wall Street.

The fact that Bitcoin ETF decision is a long-anticipated one needs no confirmation. The SEC is currently tasked with reviewing, and possibly approving, as much as nine applications, submitted by three applicants. Because endorsing BTC ETF is such a huge deal, the SEC clearly wanted to take its time with deciding what to do. This is additionally supported by the fact that the decision-making was postponed several times, with the latest deadline being November 5.

Of course, many remain a skeptic of the decision, not believing that it will be a positive one. These individuals are quick to point out that the SEC rejected numerous BTC ETF applications already, with the most notable one being submitted by the Winklevoss twins. Their requests were rejected several times, first in March 2017, and then in July 2018.

Even so, Neuner remains optimistic about it this time, and so do numerous other investors, experts, and analysts. A favorable decision would make a big difference for Bitcoin today, and it might even spark the real mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.

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As Global Tensions Grow, Bitcoin Price May Go Higher

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

  • India – China Border Conflict

After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

The tensions grown in Asia and the potential “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States may add more difficulties to the global economic recovery. Thus, Bitcoin, as a safe haven asset, attracts more investors to…

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CoinFlip Continues to Dominate the U.S. Cryptocurrency ATM Market

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Although cryptocurrency has brought in a lot of traders seeking the dream of overnight wealth, cryptocurrency is a lot more than just striking it rich.  Cryptocurrency is about creating a new market with companies that are building cutting edge technology in an effort to continue elevating our way of life.  As the crypto market continues to expand, several companies are involved in creating ways for more people to participate.  One such company that appears to be making all the right moves is CoinFlip.

CoinFlip is the world’s leading cryptocurrency ATM operator that currently allows users to buy and sell 10 different cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH, TRX, KMD, LINK, BNB, XLM, and USDC.  Due to the company’s quick growth, CoinFlip has quickly gained a reputation of being the place to go for all crypto ATM transactions.  In addition to its massive geographic coverage, there are four advantages that CoinFlip currently offers over its competitors:

  • Lowest fees of any cryptocurrency ATM in the world
  • Lightning-fast transactions that are typically completed between 10 and 30 minutes
  • Extremely easy customer verification
  • 24/7 customer support through phone, text, and chat

Given the global pandemic currently facing us, many companies have been struggling just to survive.  CoinFlip, on the other hand, is not only surviving but thriving.  The company has had an exciting few months and has even bigger plans…

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving; Bitcoin ATMs Mitigate Risk 

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In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

KYC/AML Improvements Are Reducing the Appeal of Crypto Exchange Laundering 

2020 is far removed from the no-KYC wild west days of the early-mid 2010s where anonymous altcoin casinos preponderated and the Dark Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Markets thrived. 

Today, bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem is becoming institutionalized with a surfeit of derivatives (e.g., options, futures, perp swaps, etc.) available on…

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