Back in the days when cryptocurrency was still new into the world (it still smells young), lots of headlines in the news were about Bitcoin and its price activities. Most investors at that time who took the opportunity to trade on Bitcoin enjoyed a massive success financially. Back then, altcoins such as Ripple’s XRP weren’t that much as they were just a handful of them (now we have more than 1500).
Taking a look at the history of Bitcoin, you will love to appreciate how far Ripple (XRP) has come so far in the crypto-market. So let’s take a detailed look at the history of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin’s History in Brief
The mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin on the 3rd of January 2009. Although the BTC founder is still unknown today, it has been estimated that he owned 980k BTCs when the cryptocurrency was created. Taking the estimated number of Bitcoins he’d have in mind, Satoshi’s net worth could be $7.5-$8 billion.
Moving forward, Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that makes use of a large amount of electricity before it can be mined; also, Satoshi’s crypto-protocol only permits 21 million BTC to be mined (the maximum amount that will get mined forever). Reports say that on the first amount of electricity used to generate Bitcoin, its worth was estimated to be around $0.00007.
The first Bitcoin exchange to fiat currency conversion took place in October 2009 by Marti Maimi. The following year, 2010, the first BTC exchange was created, and it was called, BitcoinMarket – the price of 1 BTC was positioned at $0.003 at that time. In December 2011, Bitcoin started trading at $6.18 against USD.
Two years later (2013), Bitcoin started growing in pace and was trading at $817.12 against U.S Dollars. After several use cases of Bitcoin in the world, the value of Bitcoin surged, and it was trading at $429.78 against the U.S Dollar on the 31st of December 2015.
In July 2016, a document was issued stating that the use of BTC for legal transactions had surpassed the application for “sin enterprise.” Fast forward, in October 2018 an entertainment enterprise, PlayboyTV, introduced BTC payments to its 100 million clients worldwide.
More interestingly, it has been reported that in ten years, about 80 percent of BTC has been mined, which implies about 16.8 million BTC ever since it was created (remember Ripple (XRP) needs not to be mined unlike BTC and other digital currencies).
But it has been estimated that it might take hundred more years for the remaining 20 percent of BTC to get mine. The reason is that the incentive miners get when they mine BTC is halved in every 4-years. According to Bitcoin’s history, it has enjoyed a gradual increase over the years.
Why It All Comes Down to Ripple’s XRP
No doubts, Ripple (XRP) will surely take its own path but will grow just as Bitcoin did. Why? We hear you ask. Simply because, as like Bitcoin, Ripple (XRP) is solving real-world problems, and will have real-life uses.
It means that the current XRP investors right now, would no doubts be millionaires in the future. Ripple’s XRP is emerging as a top-notch cryptocurrency with utility, and we may see more adoption in the years to come.
XRP’s Price Overview
After its remarkable surge a couple of days ago, in the last 24 hours, XRP has gone down by 3.08%. At the press time, XRP is trading at $0.5152 with a market capitalization of $20,716,428,980.
Yesterday an unusual transaction happened on Ripple ledger as forty million XRPs were transferred from one account to another. Even though the current XRP price is following the suit of market trend (almost all significant coins are trading in red again today), yesterday’s massive XRP transfer might have caused some panic for over-conscious investors.
Consequently, although Ripple’s XRP is in red as we write this; but there are high chances it will move up again shortly; hence this is not the right time to sell as we may see a further surge in the upcoming days.
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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike
The cryptocurrency rallied a few days back, but now, it has moved closer to 38.2% Fib level. Investors are enthusiastic that as it remains at this level for some time, and stabilize. The next move in Bitcoin price will take it to the 61.8% Fib level. This is when the hike in the price of the cryptocurrency will occur towards $4,200. However, after the surge in price, the upcoming weeks will see the Bitcoin falling swiftly to $3,000.
The truth is that if this move fails to occur, there may not be an improvement in the value of the digital currency. Also, this movement will enable the “bullish gartly pattern” we saw on the BTC/USD 4H chart to become a reality. Also, we are expecting that the Bitcoin price will decline the same way it has been recovering since early February.
Why this week’s closing price matters
Presently, Bitcoin price is still trading above what the intrinsic value is showing on larger time frames. However, we can see adequate room to accommodate short-term rallies. The price at which Bitcoin closes this week is very critical. It will be a clear indication as to how the digital currency will move in the coming weeks.
If Bitcoin closes at a price above $4,000, we are hopeful that the correction may come from early next week. On the other hand, any…
Stanford Lecturer praises XRP over Bitcoin
The world of cryptocurrencies continues to cause controversies even now, particularly when it comes to matters such as the superiority of one coin over others. According to recent reports, one student from Stanford University has stated that one of Stanford’s guest lecturers — Dr. Susan Athey — bashed the first and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, while praising XRP.
Does guest lecturer go anti-Bitcoin?
In late February, Stanford’s student called Conner Brown came out publicly with a claim that Athey described Bitcoin’s network and protocol inaccurately, and that she also used the opportunity to make unfounded criticism. Athey, who also sits on Board of Directors at Ripple Labs — XRP’s parent company — supposedly also stated that XRP provides solutions to all issues mentioned in regards to Bitcoin.
According to Brown’s comments on the matter, the lecture in question took place over a month ago, and after attending it, he wrote an open letter to Standford, explaining the incident. In the letter, Brown claims that Athey inaccurately presented Bitcoin’s consensus protocol and overstated several issues, such as the threat of a 51% attack on the coins network, as well as Bitcoin’s mining centralization.
However, the main problem with the lecture, as Brown sees it, is the professor’s claims that XRP presents a solution to these problems.
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The return of the bearish trend which briefly overtook the market on February 24th caused a lot of damage, although Bitcoin managed to remain above $3,800. Following the crash, BTC started seeing minor gains once again, indicating that the bears have withdrawn for now.
What does the future hold for BTC?
As mentioned, Bitcoin can only complete a positive month if its price remains above $3,500 until the end of February. At the time of writing, the price sits at $3,807 according to TradingView, with an increase of 0.58% in the last 24 hours. As things are right now, it is likely that BTC might succeed in doing this, as its price performed relatively well ever since January 11th, even though it remained between $3,300 and $3,700.
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