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Here’s How To Play The Current Bitcoin (BTC) Crash

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The cryptocurrency markets have taken a real beating over the last couple of weeks and especially throughout this week, with many of the major coins (bitcoin, Litecoin, etc.) trading at a more than 50% discount to their price just a few days ago.

This, of course, has translated to a real weakening of sentiment and the confidence that many of the later entrants had in their (arguably late entry) positions has all but dried up. People are exiting the market in spades and the selloff is resulting in a further weakening of price. This, in turn, is translating to more panic and an increased number of market exits and so on and so on.

This sort of action will be familiar to many.

It’s a self-fulfilling spiral that compounds sentiment and it’s essentially the opposite of what caused bitcoin and its peers to run up into the end of last year. Late entrants forming weak and fundamentally inaccurate biases and responding to these biases by pulling the trigger. In November and December, it was a trigger pulled on a buy position. In January, the trigger is being pulled on a sell.

The thing is, now is not the time to sell.

Sure, markets got overexcited at the end of last year and some coins ran up farther than they perhaps might have done if the crypto space had of remained under the radar. Sure, the entry of a futures market and the concurrent wave of media coverage that came with bitcoin shifting into the mainstream consciousness perhaps created a buying frenzy which, in turn, pushed prices above and beyond sustainable levels.

BTC Daily Chart

BTC Daily Chart

When this happens, however, we generally see a correction, a bottoming out, some degree of rationality return to a market and, in turn, a return to the overarching trend which, in this case, very much remains to the upside.

People forget that Bitcoin (BTC) was trading below $900 this time last year. Litecoin (LTC) was at $5 twelve months ago. Some of the more functional tokens, things like Ripple (XRP), were trading for fractions of a penny. Many didn’t even exist.

What we’re trying to say here is that the vast majority of coins that exist in today’s market and that are down circa 50% or so on early month January highs remain up thousands of percentage points on their respective twelve-month pricing.

Put things in perspective, then, and you see that this pullback is a natural correction on an overheated market and one that simple serves up a long overdue return to sensibility, as opposed to any indication that the cryptocurrency run has come to an end.

For those who need a bit of persuasion, look at this space as if it’s a thirty-year trend, a long-term technological shift. We’re less than a decade into it and while exuberance led to the space running away with itself a little, the excitement is now reigned in and the industry can resume on the path towards changing the technological (and indeed, global industrial) landscape of the future.

Bottom line: let the panic sellers exit their positions cheap and, if you’ve got the capital, pick up some cheap coins as they unload. When things return to normal, the same sellers will be scrambling to buy back their coins and will be forced to do so at a premium to the rice at which they’re unloading them right now.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or 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.


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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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Behold The Cryptopreneurs – Overcoming The Obstacles Facing The Blockchain Industry

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Integrating blockchain technology is fast becoming a necessity for enterprise ventures and small or large businesses, but with a growing number of choices in the tech revolution, it’s difficult to pick a direction without feeling overwhelmed or taken advantage of. This is where BEHOLD THE CRYPTOPRENEURS comes in.

Private keys, the myth of anonymity, and the battle against anarchist ideology are only a few of the difficult challenges faced by businesses that want to incorporate blockchain into their culture. Author Dennis H. Lewis guides the reader through those challenges and helps them discover the true potential of investing in this new economic paradigm.

Every business has pain points that must be overcome in order to branch out and thrive in an ever-changing commercial environment. Blockchain has real world solutions and cryptopreneurs are not limited to the cryptocurrencies they invest in but rather how they seize economic and technological opportunities to make it work for them.

Innovation, trust, and solutions can differentiate your business from all the noise, but without a solid marketing plan, a cryptopreneur can have the best idea and never get far. Remember: a million great ideas times zero market presence equals zero success.

Investors want to know there is public interest and enthusiasm in a project before they commit any money to it. As a cryptopreneur, you are tasked with generating that interest from the…

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