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Top 5 Presidential Candidates Thoughts About Bitcoin

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The cryptocurrency space is growing larger and has more impact on our everyday life with each new year. Despite the low prices and market crashes in 2018, the situation on the market seems to be taking a turn for the better, especially after a new surge that started on February 8th. However, as we progress through another year of cryptos’ fight for survival and adoption, the 2020 US Presidential Elections continue to approach.

With that in mind, it might be worth knowing what the current major Presidential candidates think about the crypto space, and Bitcoin (BTC), in particular. Of course, no one can know who will get elected and whether the next US President will be a crypto investor or someone who will have no problems with imposing even stricter regulations that might limit the market’s potentials.

Even so, we can at least see what they had to say about the crypto industry, and form some sort of expectations regarding the future based on that. It should be noted that the list does not include every candidate, only the major ones, and those who decided to take a notable stance towards Bitcoin.

1) Cory Booker

Let’s start with the Democratic candidates, the first of which on our list is Senator Cory Booker. Unfortunately, Sen. Booker did not reveal what his thoughts are on Bitcoin and the crypto industry, even though he sits on the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications Technology, Innovation, and the Internet. While there is still a long way to go before the elections, and he might reveal his stance at some point during that time, right now he remains distant from the issue.

2) Tulsi Gabbard

Next, we have Representative Tulsi Gabbard, who has yet to reveal her formal thoughts on the crypto space. However, it is known that she invested in at least two coin — Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) — during the crypto hype. It has been a while since then, and the crypto space suffered a lot of damage, which may have changed her opinion about cryptos. It is also unknown whether or not she still holds the coins she invested in before, but at some point at least, the representative from Hawaii was definitely interested in digital coins.

3) Elizabeth Warren

Now, when it comes to Senator Elizabeth Warren, we do have an opinion on crypto, although it is not a bullish one. Senator Warren has criticized the crypto space in the past, and she stated that the regulators should do more in terms of overseeing the crypto space. The Senator remains concerned that the unpredictable and volatile assets might end up damaging retailers, and that consumers will get hurt as well. She is also known for being particularly skeptical when it comes to ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), believing them to be a scam right from the start.

4) Donald Trump

Stepping away from the Democratic candidates, let’s see what the situation is like among the Republicans. The current US President, Donald Trump, has never addressed the crypto issue by providing his own thoughts on the matter. However, several members of his administration (current and former alike) were bullish on the digital currency space. White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, for example, compared Bitcoin to USD back in 2016, praising the coin and claiming that it cannot be manipulated by any government.

Another crypto bull from the Trump Administration is a former White House adviser, Steve Bannon. He even revealed that he actually owns a certain amount of BTC and that he wanted to launch utility tokens. The Trump transition team’s Peter Thiel, who is also a billionaire venture capitalist, stated multiple times that Bitcoin is digital gold, and he even invested in several blockchain projects.

Then, there are White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who had less praise for BTC and more concern, stating that the cryptocurrency is being monitored.

While there are no Republican candidates willing to stand against Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election race, there are some third-party candidates whose views on crypto might be interesting, just like their campaigns.

5) John McAfee

John McAfee has had a colorful life, and his latest interests revolve heavily around Bitcoin and the crypto industry. It is well-known that no other candidate is more bullish on Bitcoin than McAfee, who even claims that Bitcoin will hit the price of $1,000,000 by 2020. McAfee has attempted to run for the US President before as well, and his new campaign has attracted additional attention as he plans to run it from international waters, due to the fact that he is on the run from the IRS.

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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike

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The cryptocurrency rallied a few days back, but now, it has moved closer to 38.2% Fib level. Investors are enthusiastic that as it remains at this level for some time, and stabilize. The next move in Bitcoin price will take it to the 61.8% Fib level. This is when the hike in the price of the cryptocurrency will occur towards $4,200. However, after the surge in price, the upcoming weeks will see the Bitcoin falling swiftly to $3,000.

The truth is that if this move fails to occur, there may not be an improvement in the value of the digital currency. Also, this movement will enable the “bullish gartly pattern” we saw on the BTC/USD 4H chart to become a reality. Also, we are expecting that the Bitcoin price will decline the same way it has been recovering since early February.

Why this week’s closing price matters

Presently, Bitcoin price is still trading above what the intrinsic value is showing on larger time frames. However, we can see adequate room to accommodate short-term rallies. The price at which Bitcoin closes this week is very critical. It will be a clear indication as to how the digital currency will move in the coming weeks.

If Bitcoin closes at a price above $4,000, we are hopeful that the correction may come from early next week. On the other hand, any…

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Stanford Lecturer praises XRP over Bitcoin

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The world of cryptocurrencies continues to cause controversies even now, particularly when it comes to matters such as the superiority of one coin over others. According to recent reports, one student from Stanford University has stated that one of Stanford’s guest lecturers — Dr. Susan Athey — bashed the first and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, while praising XRP.

Does guest lecturer go anti-Bitcoin?

In late February, Stanford’s student called Conner Brown came out publicly with a claim that Athey described Bitcoin’s network and protocol inaccurately, and that she also used the opportunity to make unfounded criticism. Athey, who also sits on Board of Directors at Ripple Labs — XRP’s parent company — supposedly also stated that XRP provides solutions to all issues mentioned in regards to Bitcoin.

According to Brown’s comments on the matter, the lecture in question took place over a month ago, and after attending it, he wrote an open letter to Standford, explaining the incident. In the letter, Brown claims that Athey inaccurately presented Bitcoin’s consensus protocol and overstated several issues, such as the threat of a 51% attack on the coins network, as well as Bitcoin’s mining centralization.

However, the main problem with the lecture, as Brown sees it, is the professor’s claims that XRP presents a solution to these problems.

The claims caused Dr. Athey to respond publicly via Twitter, stating…

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Bitcoin Chasing Green — First Positive Month Since July In Sight

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The crypto market has started seeing gains in mid-February, with Bitcoin (BTC) following the bullish trend as well. In fact, the largest coin was on its way of seeing the first positive month since July of the last year. Even though its price was struggling to permanently overcome the major resistance at $4,000, the coin kept trying, and as long as its price doesn’t drop below $3,414, this goal can still be achieved

The return of the bearish trend which briefly overtook the market on February 24th caused a lot of damage, although Bitcoin managed to remain above $3,800. Following the crash, BTC started seeing minor gains once again, indicating that the bears have withdrawn for now.

What does the future hold for BTC?

As mentioned, Bitcoin can only complete a positive month if its price remains above $3,500 until the end of February. At the time of writing, the price sits at $3,807 according to TradingView, with an increase of 0.58% in the last 24 hours. As things are right now, it is likely that BTC might succeed in doing this, as its price performed relatively well ever since January 11th, even though it remained between $3,300 and $3,700.

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