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An epic Bitcoin price rise will dwarf all previous BTC bull runs in May 2020

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Last week was just murder for Bitcoin. It dropped significantly twice, and it had already gone down for more than 11 months. So there are two questions in the mind of every crypto enthusiast in the world. First, when is Bitcoin going to start recovering value again? Second, when is Bitcoin going to reach an all-time high again?

We think it unavoidable for Bitcoin to recover, and we also think it inevitable for it to reach unprecedented heights at some point in the future. When? We don’t know to be honest.

But there are cryptocurrency observers who think they do have an answer, even a date. In this article, we will explain their arguments. We can’t assure you they’re right, but information is power, so this is probably an idea everybody should know about.

We’ll start with the answer; then we give you the explanation. The next Bitcoin hyperjump will start on May 2020. It will prompt a huge and prolonged bull run that will culminate on December 2021. By then Bitcoin will be around 100k in price. Fascinating, isn’t it?

Before we give you the rationale behind that answer, we’ll give you the context you’ll need to understand it.

As you surely know, Bitcoin needs to be mined. This means that a bunch of enthusiasts all over the world (well, mainly in China) use a lot of computer power to solve a mathematical problem known as an “SHA-256 collision”.

Since it has no analytical solution, it must be calculated randomly, using a computer, and that takes time. This creates a “chain” of “blocks” (hence, “blockchain”), one at a time, and with every new block, a number of new Bitcoins are created. How many? Good question!

In the beginning, every new block created 50 new bitcoins. But Satoshi (the mythical digital superhero who created Bitcoin) wanted to avoid inflation in the Bitcoin environment, so he designed the protocol to make the total amount of tokens limited and progressively harder to mine.

One of the ways in which this goal is achieved is that, every so often, the number of coins created by every new block is halved. So, for instance, after November 28th, 2012, only 25 coins are produced per new block, and after July 9th, 12.5 coins. Next halving event is on May 2020 (you see where we’re going?).

Historically, each time that a halving has been implemented, the Bitcoin prices go through the roof. It happened in 2012, then in 2016. So, many observers are utterly convinced that the next halving event, in May 2020, will also bring about an epic rise in price that will dwarf any of the previous Bitcoin bull runs.

That’s it. That’s what some aficionados are expecting, and that’s the reason supporting their expectations.

But how reliable is this? It’s really hard to say. While it could indeed be a legitimate phenomenon, the fact is that Bitcoin is too young, there have been only two halvings, and there’s not enough data (or data analysis) to guarantee that every halving is going to jumpstart Bitcoin again.

So while this is an idea every serious observer in the crypto verse should know, it should be taken with a grain of salt because, so far, it’s impossible to say it’s not merely anecdotal. Lots of things happen around Bitcoin besides halvings. Now you know, though. We hope it will become useful information to you.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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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.

Libra Currency Announcement

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.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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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.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

The first of…

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