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Is the New Bitcoin Bounce For Real?

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After more than a month of trading in the red, Bitcoin (BTC) seems to have finally experienced a new bounce, starting on December 17th. The new surge came just after the weekend of sideways trading, and Bitcoin has seen a relatively sharp surge which has increased its price by $900 within a few short days.

Now, investors are left wondering whether this bounce is the real deal, or is it something else that it’s making BTC rise so unexpectedly.

How did the surge affect BTC and the market?

As mentioned, the spike up started on December 17th, without any warning, and seemingly without a real reason. As usual, the change in Bitcoin’s own behavior has affected the entire market, and most of the top 100 currencies started trading in the green for the first time in over 30 days.

Many of these coins experienced a much larger surge than Bitcoin itself, such as EOS, which has gone up by over 25% at one point. In comparison, the Bitcoin increase remained in single digits. Even so, the current situation is still better than it was in the previous month, with Bitcoin’s price exceeding $4,000. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s value is at $4,102, with a 0.65% increase in the last 24 hours.

XRP and Tether (USDT) are currently the only two coins within the top 10 cryptos that are trading in the red, with the rest of them experiencing larger increases. This is especially true within Bitcoin’s ecosystem, where Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is seeing a 30.53% surge, and Bitcoin SV (BSV) growing by over 23%.

Is it real?

The question on every investor’s and trader’s mind right now is whether or not the current growth is real and permanent? The crypto community has been speculating about this ever since the surge started on December 17th. Since then, many were claiming that the current situation is nothing but another attempt at market manipulation.

Some analysts have even speculated that the change is a beginning of a “Bart” pattern, which starts with a price surge, followed by sudden spikes which go both up and down and then resulting in a drop which brings the asset’s price close to the starting point. The pattern was named after the iconic character from The Simpsons, Bart Simpson, as it resembles the shape of the character’s head.

Many argue against this theory, stating that the current increase lasts longer than a typical “Bart” pattern, although it is still possible that the pattern will hold.

For now, Bitcoin’s price is higher than it was in weeks, and the same is true for its market cap, which has exceeded $71 billion. The total crypto market cap has grown as well, currently holding at $135.4 billion. Whether or not the recovery will hold still remains to be seen. For now, however, the increase is giving hope to investors and traders around the world, with many of them being optimistic, and claiming that this might be the start of a bull run that will return Bitcoin’s value to heights experienced earlier in this year.

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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 and read our full disclaimer.

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Basic Guide on How to Spend Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

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In recent years, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have entered more into the mainstream. Most people walking down the street have at least heard of Bitcoin. While a lot of people got involved in the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies to try and make a quick buck, most people who are enthusiastic about the world of blockchain are in it for the long haul. 

These are usually the people who are going to be more likely to actually use their Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a payment tool and not just as a storage of wealth or a trading tool. This guide looks at a few different ways in which you can use your Bitcoin in spending capacity. 

Crypto Debit Cards

Perhaps the easiest way for you to spend your cryptocurrency is by linking up your holdings to a debit card. 

These days, many of the leading card providers such as MasterCard and Visa have these types of crypto-linking debit cards. These cards can be used just like you would a normal debit card that is linked to your fiat currency bank account. 

Naturally, the most popular type of crypto debit card is going to be for Bitcoin, but there are other cryptocurrencies catered for also. 

Prepaid Cards

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Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos or Bitcoin-Only Casinos – Which Are Better?

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The rise of cryptocurrencies over recent years has had an impact on several industries. Gambling is one such industry, and many of the best online casinos offer Bitcoin as a payment method

Some of these casinos work exclusively with cryptocurrencies, while some are more traditional gambling sites that simply have integrated crypto on top of their fiat options.

This post will take a look at the advantages of joining a Bitcoin-exclusive casino on the web versus picking a hybrid one.

Advantages of Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos

Let’s start with the hybrid Bitcoin casinos. Usually, those are traditional gambling platforms that have been around for a long period of time. 

They offer classic payment methods such as Visa, PayPal, Skrill, and similar. At some point, they decided to add Bitcoin and potentially other cryptocurrencies to their portfolio. 

If you decide to join an online casino of this type, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits.

Lower Risks

Such online casinos often have a strong reputation and are licensed by respected gambling commissions such as the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, and similar regulators.

They are known for protecting the customers and monitoring all actions…

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Is Bex500 an alternative to BitMEX?

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An all around review of Bex500

Bex500 is a young but rapid-growing exchange, less adversarial than BitMEX, but with higher leverage than Binance, Bex500 has enough strings to attract many crypto traders. 

Those dissatisfied with the old exchange, may find Bex500 exchange with a stable system with no manipulation or “overload”, pleasant UX, user-friendly tool kits, and around-clock customer service.

Bex500 says they are making crypto margin trading “easier” and giving you a better return. 

Can they really achieve that? We conduct a comprehensive review as below to see if it is a trustworthy exchange

Question 1. What features does Bex500 have?

Bex500 offers perpetual BTC futures as well as three other cryptos including ETH, XRP and LTC, all paired against USDT. You may find Bex500 doing a good job aggregating most important features traders need for a robust trading experience with better return.

-A fair trade with no overload

Many traders are familiar with “overload” problem, which disables placing orders in peak trading times. It is suspected to be insider manipulations by exchanges which can cost users entire portfolios.

Bex500, with its unmatched TPS (claimed to be over 10,000 orders per second), ensures that the trading…

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