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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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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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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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Behold The Cryptopreneurs – Overcoming The Obstacles Facing The Blockchain Industry

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Integrating blockchain technology is fast becoming a necessity for enterprise ventures and small or large businesses, but with a growing number of choices in the tech revolution, it’s difficult to pick a direction without feeling overwhelmed or taken advantage of. This is where BEHOLD THE CRYPTOPRENEURS comes in.

Private keys, the myth of anonymity, and the battle against anarchist ideology are only a few of the difficult challenges faced by businesses that want to incorporate blockchain into their culture. Author Dennis H. Lewis guides the reader through those challenges and helps them discover the true potential of investing in this new economic paradigm.

Every business has pain points that must be overcome in order to branch out and thrive in an ever-changing commercial environment. Blockchain has real world solutions and cryptopreneurs are not limited to the cryptocurrencies they invest in but rather how they seize economic and technological opportunities to make it work for them.

Innovation, trust, and solutions can differentiate your business from all the noise, but without a solid marketing plan, a cryptopreneur can have the best idea and never get far. Remember: a million great ideas times zero market presence equals zero success.

Investors want to know there is public interest and enthusiasm in a project before they commit any money to it. As a cryptopreneur, you are tasked with generating that interest from the…

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