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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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Is Bex500 an alternative to BitMEX?

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An all around review of Bex500

Bex500 is a young but rapid-growing exchange, less adversarial than BitMEX, but with higher leverage than Binance, Bex500 has enough strings to attract many crypto traders. 

Those dissatisfied with the old exchange, may find Bex500 exchange with a stable system with no manipulation or “overload”, pleasant UX, user-friendly tool kits, and around-clock customer service.

Bex500 says they are making crypto margin trading “easier” and giving you a better return. 

Can they really achieve that? We conduct a comprehensive review as below to see if it is a trustworthy exchange

Question 1. What features does Bex500 have?

Bex500 offers perpetual BTC futures as well as three other cryptos including ETH, XRP and LTC, all paired against USDT. You may find Bex500 doing a good job aggregating most important features traders need for a robust trading experience with better return.

-A fair trade with no overload

Many traders are familiar with “overload” problem, which disables placing orders in peak trading times. It is suspected to be insider manipulations by exchanges which can cost users entire portfolios.

Bex500, with its unmatched TPS (claimed to be over 10,000 orders per second), ensures that the trading…

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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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