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Never doubt Bitcoin (BTC) it will deliver huge wins, here are five reasons why

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After the fantastic bullish run Bitcoin experienced last December, it’s been going down consistently, and it’s been dragging the whole market down with it. Because the bearish run has prolonged for so long already, it’s easy to forget that Bitcoin is probably the best possible long-term bet among all cryptocurrencies so, if you’re feeling down because of the asset’s recent performance, let me remind you of five reasons for which you shouldn’t be worried at all.

Scarcity


When every possible Bitcoin token is, at last, mined, the total number of coins will be twenty-one million. Satoshi hardwired that feature into the Bitcoin blockchain precisely to ensure that a limited (and relatively small) number of coins would prevent inflationary pressure to depress the currency’s value (it seems Satoshi wasn’t only a good programmer, he knew his monetary theory as well). 

There are 4.2 million Bitcoins left to mine, so having all 21 million coins in circulation won’t take too long now. From that point on, scarcity will be a determinant factor in Bitcoin’s price, and it can only drive it up.

Technology

Bitcoin is the oldest cryptocurrency in the world. As such it’s had the most time to refine and improve its technology, and the Bitcoin community has done that very well. The Lightning Network is already online, and it has the most hash-rate power of any blockchain in the world. 

Also, the progressive hash difficulty in mining guarantees that the network’s safety is improving all the time. And in nine years, the blockchain has presented failures for a meager 0.007% of the time, which speaks about the incredible reliability it has achieved.

Regulation

The SEC has already spoken officially about Bitcoin status, and it declared to be real money. While this was not precisely an endorsement, it’s undoubtedly a good reason to forget about all the doubts, FUD and distrust that so many people feel about Bitcoin.

Institutional investors

Banks and financial institutions in New York, Switzerland, Berlin, London and other economic hubs in the world are either studying the possibility of implementing, or implementing, a way in which they can integrate Bitcoin into their traditional financial services, especially those related to wealth storage and custodial services. As they make up their mind at last and come into the market, they will create demand and reduce the coin’s circulation thus increasing prices.

The market is down, and it’s not the first time

This is not the first bearish run on Bitcoin (BTC). There was a similar one four years ago, in 2014. And Bitcoin recovered if it needed some time to do so. It will improve again for sure; it’s just a matter of time.

No enough? Charlie Lee, the former Google software engineer who created Litecoin, gave the world his expert advice to potential cryptocurrency investors. What was it? Before you buy any of the alternative coins that are available in the crypto markets, you should first make sure you own at least a single Bitcoin.

So don’t despair. If your tokens have lost some value since you first bought them, it shouldn’t worry you too much because, sooner or later, they won’t just recover, but chances are they will even go beyond. There’s no way to tell when that could happen but that’s how Bitcoin history has been for nine years and time has made it only better.

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3 Altcoins That Are Outperforming Bitcoin and Will Likely Face Consequences

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The crypto market is going through a period of massive recovery in the past few months, which has caused the investors’ optimism to return. While all eyes are on Bitcoin (BTC), as usual, the largest coin seems to be struggling with a major resistance level at $8,000 at the moment. While this level was breached a few times now, every breach resulted in a correction.

At the time of writing, BTC is approaching this level yet again, with its current price being at $7,985,79, and rising further. The price managed to grow by 1.06% in the last 24 hours, and will undoubtedly hit $8,000 in a matter of hours, if not sooner.

However, while Bitcoin continues to remain volatile and struggles with waves of growth and decline, there are some altcoins that are not following its path. Of course, most of them are performing in pretty much the same manner as BTC, as they always had. But, a few coins have actually managed to outperform Bitcoin in recent months.

While optimists believe that this might lead to decoupling from Bitcoin — something that only Binance Coin (BNB) managed to pull off up to this point — it is likely that there will be consequences for these cryptos. This likely means that a price drop for these specific coins awaits somewhere in the near future, as outperforming BTC…

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3 Cryptocurrencies Most Likely to Follow Bitcoin’s Performance

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For more than a year, the cryptocurrency market has been dominated by bearish influence, with most coins seeing constant drops, or stagnation, at best. This all changed in the past few months, starting with Bitcoin which once again started leading the market up, bringing one minor rally after another.

BTC itself experienced massive losses in 2018, with its price going down by around 84%. Most other coins among the top 10 mirrored its performance, and some of them experienced even greater losses. However, now that Bitcoin sees gains again, these cryptocurrencies are still following its example, and many of them have seen massive breakouts. Some of the more notable altcoins that followed Bitcoin’s recent example are Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Cardano (ADA).

Ethereum performance mirroring Bitcoin’s price

As mentioned, Bitcoin led every rally so far, but before it did, its price first went through what is known as an ascending triangle pattern. The pattern held for around five months, which is exceptionally long for the crypto world. However, once the pattern was finally broken — the coin’s price skyrocketed, more than doubling itself within only two months.

One thing to note is that Ethereum performed in pretty much the same fashion. After five months of struggle and confusion for investors, the second largest cryptocurrency also managed to break the pattern and skyrocket as well. It…

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4 Reasons Why the New Bitcoin Rally Is Unlikely to Stop Now

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After more than a year of declining prices, the crypto market is finally seeing a period of serious recovery — one that has already brought digital currencies to heights not seen in over half a year now.

Only days ago, Bitcoin surged past several major resistance levels and managed to exceed its yearly high of over $8,000. Already, many skeptics are predicting the soon end of the bull run, and the possibility of yet another sharp decline. However, there are signs that suggest otherwise — that this bull run is only getting started, and that it will not end anytime soon.

There are four reasons why this is the case, and they are as follows:

1) Bakkt

There is the long-awaited Bitcoin futures exchange, Bakkt, which recently announced that the July test date for Bitcoin futures is soon to be set. Bakkt’s launch was delayed multiple times already, so the announcement came as quite a surprise. However, it appears that it will happen quite soon, after all.

As soon as its arrival becomes a certainty, Bitcoin will likely skyrocket even further, just like gold did when gold ETF appeared in 2013.

2) Bitcoin completely ignored the hacking of Binance

Binance has been the largest crypto exchange by trading volume for a while now, and as such, many expected that, if anything were to happen to it, Bitcoin…

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