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This Major Crypto Exchange CEO Says Its Foolish To Ignore Bitcoin (BTC)

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The slide in the value of the cryptocurrency markets seems to have settled at the current levels of $253 Billion and at the moment of writing this. Bitcoin (BTC), the King of Crypto, is holding its own at levels above $6,000 and is currently trading at $6,084. Many traders have kept asking if this is the end of Bitcoin, but some experts believe that this is a normal cycle in any trading arena. There is always a decline in value after an impressive rally in any markets. We had one such rally back in December into January. We are in the decline phase. Then there is sure to be another rally sometime soon.

It is with this history of Bitcoin and the crypto markets, that the current co-CEO and co-founder of the revolutionary trading app known as Robinhood, Vlad Tenev, says that Bitcoin has significant staying power. What he means by this, is that Bitcoin is not going anywhere.

Vlad Tenev would later add the following during an interview at the CB Insights’ Future of Fintech conference:

“It’s very foolish to say bitcoin is done.” 

Further investigating his thoughts on Bitcoin, and looking back at BTC values exactly one year ago, we find that the digital asset was valued at around $2,650 in June 2017. Doing the math, the current values of $6,084 are a cool 130% higher than what we had a year ago. This is an amazing feat that can only happen in the crypto markets. In the regular stock markets, an asset that does 25% in a year, is celebrated to a level higher than an Olympic gold medalist.

Going back a bit further in the archives and during the Mt. Gox hack of 2013, we find that BTC fell from levels of $1,100 in December 2013, to $300 levels within a year. This is a significant drop in the value of up to 73%. Bitcoin did not recover to the values of $1,100 until around February 2017. It took over 3 years for these levels to be reached once again. Reflecting on this dark period of BTC, we can conclude that the crypto markets will be alright.

Bringing it all together, Bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency markets are currently going through tough times due to regulatory headaches. Once that hurdle is out of the way with the countries of Japan, South Korea, Russia and the USA giving clear regulatory direction, then the crypto markets will surely take off to the tunes of being valued at levels higher than the predicted $20 Trillion.

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How Bitcoin Has Changed Online Gaming

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We always hear how Bitcoin is great for the financial industry, how it can remove the middleman and help you save money while you spend money. How it can provide fast transactions at any time to any place, even when you wish to send money to someone on the other side of the world.

While all of that is true, it is important to remember that Bitcoin’s impact does not end there. The coin has already changed countless other industries, but one of the first ones that have accepted it with open arms — and therefore one that was changed the most — is the online gaming industry.

Bitcoin’s impact on online gaming

The first thing to note here is that digital currencies have found their use in online gaming thanks to microtransactions. However, it goes far beyond simply purchasing an in-game item from another player. Bitcoin’s biggest impact, without a doubt, concerns online gambling, sports betting, and similar activities.

Bitcoin brings security and anonymity

Bitcoin casino has become one of the new most popular places for an online gambler to visit, and for numerous reasons. Bitcoin brought increased security — to the financial industry, as well as online games. This is important because security is crucial for anyone who enjoys online gambling. It…

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The Crucial Role of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain in Modernising The Telco Industry

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Blockchain has caused quite a stir in recent years. In fact, there’s a school of thought that firmly believes the digital ledger technology will prove to be the 21st Century’s biggest innovation

There are a great many industries braced for the disruptive force of blockchain, and the sweeping benefits it can bring to telecommunications can’t be underestimated. 

A blockchain is a decentralised, distributed, public digital ledger that’s fundamentally used to record transactions online. Every transaction that takes place is recorded across an extensive array of computers in a way that ensures that any individual record within the chain can’t be tampered with or retroactively modified. 

Because of the virtually impregnable security associated with blockchain and the efficiency that comes with a fully decentralised ledger, there’s plenty of potential for the technology within the telco industry in particular – especially given the financial flexibility that comes with cryptocurrency transactions beyond borders. 

Let’s take a deeper look at the important role that both blockchain and its associated cryptocurrencies can play in modernising and securing the telco industry:

Unprecedented security

The arrival of blockchain is causing a stir at Deloitte. The professional services giant has contributed tens of thousands of words on blockchain within its ‘insights’ network, and there are…

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Will Bakkt Push Bitcoin into the Mainstream?

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Bitcoin has been in a prolonged bear market for some time and has dropped as low as $8300 in recent weeks. This is the worst time for the cryptocurrency since prior to the bitcoin boom in 2017, and it has led to speculation that the original cryptocurrency could be on the decline. However, the digital asset may be about to bounce back. This could be thanks to Bakkt, the new digital asset platform which aims to provide a secure and well-monitored place for investors to trade bitcoin. Some analysts are even suggesting that this could lead bitcoin into the mainstream.

Bitcoin has been teetering on the edge of the mainstream for some time now, with various companies accepting payments in the digital currency. The reason why it hasn’t yet taken off is that it doesn’t have enough practical applications to encourage the everyday person to start using it. But the market is there for alternative payments, and this is particularly apparent in the online casino industry when new sites crop up. For example, Johnny Jackpot is a smashing new casino brand that accepts a number of payment systems including Neteller, Skrill, and Paysafecard. Global customers want to be able to use options like these which were designed for the internet.

The problem with all of the aforementioned systems…

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