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$1 Billion in Profits and 3 More Reasons to Ditch Bitcoin (BTC) for Binance Coin (BNB)

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Truth be told, Bitcoin (BTC) is the safest cryptocurrency investment option out there. The digital asset has even been crowned King due to the simple fact that the crypto markets usually respond in tandem with the general action of BTC. Evidence of this is the recently delayed Bitcoin ETF announcement by the SEC that has led the market in a sense of turmoil for the last 3 days. BTC has since increased its dominance to over 48%.

But there could be another Crypto King in the horizon who is backed by a crypto exchange that expects $1 Billion in profits for 2018.

The exchange known as Binance was reported to be projecting annual profits for the year of 2018 that is to the tune of $1 Billion. The same exchange has a very stable coin that is used as a base pair on the exchange and to pay for trading fees. This coin is Binance Coin (BNB). This coin was how the exchange funded its ICO last year in July 2017. Therefore, backed by such a profitable exchange ($1 Billion in projected profits), BNB is sure to continue gaining in value for the foreseeable future.

BNB is currently ranked 16th on Coinmarketcap.com and valued at $12.39 at the moment of writing this. The total supply of the coin is 192.44 Million with a circulating supply of 95.512 Million. This then brings us to the second reason why BNB should become an investment option.

During the ICO, 200 Million BNB coins were minted in total. As illustrated in the project’s whitepaper, the exchange would burn some BNB every annual quarter till there were only 100 Million BNB coins remaining in the total supply. This means that the difference of 7.56 Million BNB seen above in the total supply, has been destroyed by the organization in the last year and they intend on continuing to do so. As the amount of BNB reduces in the markets, so shall the value of the coin with time.

A third reason why BNB should be on your radar is that the Binance exchange plans on extending its services by opening offices/exchanges in Uganda and Malta. This means more visibility for the exchange as well as new clients for trading. This will increase the trading volume and the use of BNB on the now global exchanges. The latter will increase its demand and its price.

BNB General trend for the past year. Source, coinmarketcap.com

Finally, and observing the general trend of BNB in the crypto markets, it has continually risen in value over the months due to the aforementioned reasons. Its history is of continual increment in value with time can be seen with the shared chart above. This means that the same trend of increased value will be observed in the future. BNB is, therefore, a better buy and HODL option than Bitcoin (BTC).

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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike

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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…

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Stanford Lecturer praises XRP over Bitcoin

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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.

The claims caused Dr. Athey to respond publicly via Twitter, stating…

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Bitcoin Chasing Green — First Positive Month Since July In Sight

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The crypto market has started seeing gains in mid-February, with Bitcoin (BTC) following the bullish trend as well. In fact, the largest coin was on its way of seeing the first positive month since July of the last year. Even though its price was struggling to permanently overcome the major resistance at $4,000, the coin kept trying, and as long as its price doesn’t drop below $3,414, this goal can still be achieved

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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The recently-emerging bullish trend took it beyond this, and while the price…

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