2020 is just around the corner and soon Americans will be choosing the leader of the free world (again). And while most of the red white and blue-blooded patriots of the US will waffle between the inevitable Republican and Democratic candidates, a few of us will be looking into the alternatives offered by various third parties.
Lucky for us, one of those third-party candidates have already come forward. Internet security guru and champion of the cryptoverse, John McAfee, has officially thrown his hat in the ring. Running as a Libertarian, McAfee is making headlines and lighting up the twitter feeds with a brand new political platform designed to bring awareness to blockchain technologies while securing the civil liberties of our internet personas.
And it couldn’t come soon enough.
As we watch our malevolent overlords rip apart what’s left of net neutrality, it has become increasingly difficult to find a voice defending the people’s right to a free and open internet experience.
Between Silicon Valley collectively banning conservative opposition to their progressive agendas, and conservative politicians granting corporations ever intrusive access to your personal information, it seems we are left deciding between two sides of the same tyrannical coin. Whether liberal or conservative, the leaders of the two-party system seem to want the same thing: control of your data. A McAfee White House may flip that coin on its head.
But for investors in the altcoin space, there may be a better reason to cheer the candidacy of John McAfee; There is perhaps no better platform for enlightening the masses about the benefits of blockchain tech. And the coin(s) to benefit from an increased interest in cryptocurrency are likely already hodl’d in our digital wallets.
If you weren’t already, it may behoove you to take note of the coins pumped by this eccentric candidate as we get closer to election season.
Currently, McAfee remains vocal about his predictions concerning Bitcoin (BTC), but he has also recently expressed interest in Swarm (SWM) and decentralized exchanges like EOSfinex and the Binance DEX. Going forward, these coins and exchanges may deserve a second look from each of us as McAfee expands his influence into the media circus surrounding the 2020 presidential election.
In 2016 John McAfee was on the presidential stage helping define the debate surrounding cybersecurity. This time around he will introduce Bitcoin (BTC) to a curious public ready for a new investment strategy. With Rob Loggia, his presidential campaign manager, already laying the foundation for his historic 2020 run, McAfee stands ready to attack the media with a non-stop 2-year crypto-blitz of valuable information on the importance of his favorite decentralized coins.
Despite the seriousness of his rhetoric, McAfee has made it clear that he does not expect to win the presidency. The purpose of his running for president is to bring decentralization and the benefits of cryptocurrency into the American consciousness. To McAfee (and to investors in the cryptoverse) getting your vote is less important than raising your awareness… and perhaps the price of your favorite altcoin.
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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision Once Again
The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.
The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.
The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.
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Recent reports claim that the SEC received over 1,600 comments after requesting the public opinion regarding the ETF applications issue. In the past, the SEC rejected many such applications, some of which were even submitted by SolidX itself. In addition, they also rejected the applications submitted by Gemini, the exchange owned by Winklevoss twins. Brothers were attempting to gain ETF approval ever since 2013, although to no avail.
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What to Expect in 2019: BTC, BAT, and Steem
There are only a few weeks of 2018 left, and considering how bearish and crypto-unfriendly this year was, a lot of investors will likely be pleased to see it gone. Many believe that 2019 will be the year that will correct BTC prices and bring forth the period of great recovery.
But what does that mean for digital currencies? Which ones are a good investment right now? This is something that we will, hopefully, be able to answer right now. Here are the top 3 coins that everyone should keep an eye on in 2019.
1. Bitcoin (BTC)
Of course, we have to start with Bitcoin, the first and largest cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has lost a lot in 2018, and its losses are unparalleled by any other coin. In fact, in terms of market cap, Bitcoin has lost as much as the rest of the crypto market put together.
Many believe that its rapid growth, which started in late 2017 and has brought it to its all-time high, is responsible. That the bearish 2018 was only a one large price correction of the last year’s price surge. Even if this is true, price corrections, luckily, all end sooner or later, and when this one comes to a close, Bitcoin will likely be ready for a big comeback.
2019 is expected to bring a lot that will serve BTC’s…
The Three Biggest Problems with Crypto
In this bear market, everybody’s asking the same questions. Why is Bitcoin falling? When will the market turn around? Is this the end of the crypto boom?
However, before we can answer questions like these, we need to step back and do an honest appraisal of where our industry stands and what is really holding it back. Despite its growing popularity, cryptocurrency still struggles to gain mainstream appeal. While crypto has managed to distance itself from the early days, when it was used to buy illegal goods online, the currency still conjures up negative feelings for a lot of people unfamiliar with the technology — and all too often, for good reasons.
Cryptocurrency is still relatively new, which means that many casual users are still exploring different ways to use crypto in their day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge leaves a lot of users vulnerable to scammers seeking to take advantage of their ignorance and inexperience.
We’ve contacted various types of people within the crypto community, surveying newbies, traders, investors, and professionals, asking what the biggest problems in crypto are. We found there to be three major problems holding the industry back:
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