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How High Can BTC Go If A Bitcoin ETF Is Approved?

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Bitcoin (BTC) has on numerous occasions been referred to as the digital gold of the 21st century. You can see the relationship to physical gold is not only the color scheme of the Bitcoin symbol – ₿ – but also due to the fact that there is some ‘digital mining’ that has to be done to get some BTC.

Having established a link between Gold and Bitcoin, let us go back in time to March 28th, 2003, when the first Gold ETF was launched on the Australian Securities Exchange. The name of the ETF was Gold Bullion Securities and Graham Tuckwell, the founder and major shareholder of ETF Securities, was behind the launch together with M. Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Ltd, Citibank and Deutsche Bank as market makers on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

On that month, the price of Gold was hovering around $330. Eight years later, on August 29th, 2011, the price of Gold was at $1,788 per ounce: an increment of 442%. The 2011 price is 5.41 times that of 2003.

Gold prices since March 2003. Source, goldprice.org

Using similar figures of increment as those witnessed with Gold after its ETF went live, and the current levels of BTC, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) would get to $43,280 due to the SEC approval if its Bitcoin ETF is approved. Another method would be to project the price of BTC by mid-August. Using a conservative estimate, this value will probably be around $10,000 if all goes well. This means after the ETF announcement, BTC could get to $54,100.

Knowing that the crypto-markets function on an accelerated rate faster than that of traditional markets, the time frame to reach this value might not be 8 years as is the case of Gold. This $43,280 price might be reached in a year’s time given that Fundstrat’s CEO, Thomas Lee, has already predicted a $25,000 BTC by the end of the year.

But then again, Thomas Lee had not factored in the Bitcoin frenzy being fueled by the pending Bitcoin ETF decision. Therefore, if the SEC manage to approve the said ETFs before the end of the year, the value of $43,280 is achievable around Christmas this year or by early January.

The exact date of the SEC decision on the ETF has been estimated by many as being August 16th due to the clause that the authority usually makes an announcement 45 days after a filing is published on its website. However, news coming in indicate that the SEC will most likely postpone the Bitcoin ETF filed by the CBOE as they have already postponed several others to September 21st.

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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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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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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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