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Get Over the Bitcoin ETF and Focus on Bakkt

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According to Dan Morehead, focusing on the Bitcoin (BTC) ETFs right now is a waste of time and effort. He believes that it is still too early to have ETFs approved and that this focus should be directed at Bakkt since it will be a much bigger deal in the long run.

Stop talking about ETFs

Ever since the SEC started receiving requests for Bitcoin (BTC) ETFs, the entire crypto space got very excited about the possibility of having them approved. This has reflected strongly on the price of cryptos as well, as many coins, led by BTC itself, went through a significant price increase.

However, while the SEC did not reject all of these requests, they certainly did destroy the initial excitement by delaying their decision. These reports also reflected on the prices, and cryptos fell right back to where they were before the initial excitement took place. One thing that many often forget, however, is that the ETFs, while important for the further development of the crypto world, are not the only big crypto-related thing that is going on right now.

According to Pantera Capital’s CEO, Dan Morehead, the investors need to forget about the ETFs for now and focus more on a new crypto venture called Bakkt. Bakkt has a potential to tap into numerous companies and brands and to make use of their expertise. It even has a potential to become a real game-changer for the entire crypto market. Additionally, considering that some pretty big and reputable names are behind it, Bakkt can also inspire trust in institutional investors, and finally, bring many of the more careful ones to the crypto space.

Because of that, Morehead’s idea is to stop focusing on the ETFs of today and focus on Bakkt more. If everything goes according to plans, there will come a day when Bakkt will be able to facilitate as many BTC ETFs as necessary. However, to do that, it has to kick off first, and it needs the investors’ help to do it.

Bakkt needs patience, but it is worth it

In his recent interviews, Morehead stated that the new approaches to issues that are bothering the SEC are not good enough to convince them to allow BTC ETFs. Because of that, all the effort behind these requests might end up being for nothing. Even though the SEC has postponed making the decision, Morehead doesn’t believe that anything good will come out of it.

He also stated that ETFs will likely not arrive anytime soon. He compared cryptos to copper, stating that copper was the last asset to get ETF approval, and that is a resource that has been on Earth for thousands of years. Cryptos, however, have been around for only 9 years now, and so he doesn’t believe that they will see that kind of breakthrough just yet.

He then decided to focus everyone’s attention on another big news regarding the crypto world, which is the creation of Bakkt. ICE, the parent company of NYSE, decided to launch a new crypto platform in collaboration with some pretty large names. Those include Microsoft, Starbucks, and more. This is a huge deal for the crypto space, and it will bring significant changes over the next few years. Even if it takes an entire next decade, the crypto world will be a very different place due to the creation of this platform.

This is why Morehead believes that Bakkt is the project that should get all the attention now. It is important to remember that, while Bakkt does promise some big changes, they will take time to arrive. Bakkt can be seen as a project that is playing the long game, and as such, it requires patience and dedication. So far, the project has received its fair share of attention and support, but it can always use more.

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more. One of the ways to have a successful trading…

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Wisebitcoin Launches Professional-Grade Crypto Exchange

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Infrastructure is developing rapidly in the cryptocurrency industry, but the recent launch of the Wisebitcoin cryptocurrency exchange is nonetheless significant in terms of the immediate value it provides to cryptocurrency users. That’s because the exchange has had a beta version available since 2018 while continuing further developments in stealth mode, and already serves over 1.2 million end users with $6+ billion in 24 hour trading volume at the time of its official launch.

In addition to the large user base and deep liquidity, Wisebitcoin also stands out by offering up to 100x leverage to margin traders, with the ability to open a long or short position in their futures market. In the current bullish environment, leverage is a key way that experienced traders increase their exposure and try to profit from volatility.

For example, if a user opened a long position on ETH on January 2nd at a price of $750, they could have greatly multiplied their profits with even a small amount of leverage such as 5x as ETH reached over $1,100 within 48 hours. A simple unleveraged position would have netted $350 in profit, but a 5x position would have netted $1,750 and a 100x leveraged position would have netted an incredible $35,000 in profits from an initial investment of just $750. 

Beyond leverage, Wisebitcoin additionally offers a simple and…

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