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Thomas Lee Sticks To His Guns With $25,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction

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The market might be in the red, but if you have been in this crypto-verse since December, you know it will go back to being green in a matter of a few days. Perhaps this is why Fundstrat’s CEO, Thomas Lee, is still sticking to his guns with his prediction of seeing a $25,000 Bitcoin (BTC) by the end of the year.

Mr. Lee highlighted the attendance of the Consensus event back in May as an indicator of increased interest in blockchain technology as well as cryptocurrencies. Mr. Lee was quoted as saying:

“The notion of blockchain as a way to solve trust in the digital world has gained a lot of traction, especially out of Consensus. And what investors aren’t connecting is that you can’t necessarily just say ‘I believe in the blockchain.’ Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are essential to how blockchains operate in the security.”

Mr. Lee went on to give 3 reasons as to why Bitcoin will reach the $25,000 mark. The reasons were:

  1. The cost of producing and replicating Bitcoin is almost equivalent to the current trading levels of the coin. This means that it will not deviate lower than the levels we are seeing now
  2. Institutional investors are keen on the industry and are possibly waiting to make an entry every day, albeit with uncertainty due to the lack of direction by regulators. Once this is cleared up, they will buy in quick
  3. Fundstrat, the firm he runs, has collected and compiled historical data about the prices and trends of Bitcoin that back his bold statements of a $25,000 price by the end of the year

However, the crypto-verse is currently experiencing some uncertainty after a flash crash left many traders baffled early Sunday morning. Even the price prediction by Mr. Lee might sound a bit skeptical this week.

Several theories have emerged with respect to the flash crash that occurred early Sunday morning in the crypto markets. One theory that has turned out to be true, is that popular South Korean exchange, CoinRail, was hacked. Estimates of the cost of the cyber ‘looting’ have been put at $40 Million worth of crypto. But the major blow came when the crypto-markets responded to the news. What then proceeded is a massive sell-off that managed to wipe out close to $20 Billion in the total crypto-market value in a time frame that was a few hours.

A second theory to the current market turmoil has been well elaborated by John McAfee via twitter when he said:

“Do not panic about the drop in Bitcoin’s price. It is an overreaction to the news that Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit, and Kraken are being investigated for price manipulation. This will delay the bull market by no more than 30 days. Don’t buy into the fear. Buy the coins.”

In conclusion, there is only one thing to do: and that is to remain calm as the markets find a footing once again.

HODL!

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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.

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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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