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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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As Global Tensions Grow, Bitcoin Price May Go Higher

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

  • India – China Border Conflict

After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

The tensions grown in Asia and the potential “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States may add more difficulties to the global economic recovery. Thus, Bitcoin, as a safe haven asset, attracts more investors to…

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CoinFlip Continues to Dominate the U.S. Cryptocurrency ATM Market

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Although cryptocurrency has brought in a lot of traders seeking the dream of overnight wealth, cryptocurrency is a lot more than just striking it rich.  Cryptocurrency is about creating a new market with companies that are building cutting edge technology in an effort to continue elevating our way of life.  As the crypto market continues to expand, several companies are involved in creating ways for more people to participate.  One such company that appears to be making all the right moves is CoinFlip.

CoinFlip is the world’s leading cryptocurrency ATM operator that currently allows users to buy and sell 10 different cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH, TRX, KMD, LINK, BNB, XLM, and USDC.  Due to the company’s quick growth, CoinFlip has quickly gained a reputation of being the place to go for all crypto ATM transactions.  In addition to its massive geographic coverage, there are four advantages that CoinFlip currently offers over its competitors:

  • Lowest fees of any cryptocurrency ATM in the world
  • Lightning-fast transactions that are typically completed between 10 and 30 minutes
  • Extremely easy customer verification
  • 24/7 customer support through phone, text, and chat

Given the global pandemic currently facing us, many companies have been struggling just to survive.  CoinFlip, on the other hand, is not only surviving but thriving.  The company has had an exciting few months and has even bigger plans…

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving; Bitcoin ATMs Mitigate Risk 

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In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

KYC/AML Improvements Are Reducing the Appeal of Crypto Exchange Laundering 

2020 is far removed from the no-KYC wild west days of the early-mid 2010s where anonymous altcoin casinos preponderated and the Dark Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Markets thrived. 

Today, bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem is becoming institutionalized with a surfeit of derivatives (e.g., options, futures, perp swaps, etc.) available on…

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