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Top Bitcoin Predictions that are Coming True Right Now

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2018 was not a good year for any cryptocurrency in terms of price, and especially not for Bitcoin. While there are many coins that lost a lot higher percentage of their price, no other coin lost as much in terms of value alone. After the market crashed in January 2018, Bitcoin lost over 80% of its value over time. While some coins lost more, over 90%, Bitcoin’s loss resulted in nearly $17,000 per coin.

However, while the last year was the worst in crypto history, a lot of investors, analysts, experts, and even crypto enthusiasts still held on to hope that bright times will return. This belief inspired numerous predictions, and while some were unrealistic, there is a number of others that were still in the realm of possibility.

Well, 2019 arrived, and while the start of the year still felt a tight bearish grip over the market, things appear to be taking a positive turn. So much so, in fact, that some of the positive predictions are starting to come true. Here are a few of them which can be observed right now.

Bitcoin’s price will grow again

After the market crashed in early 2018, many were still confident in the Bitcoin’s price, not even bothering to question whether or not the coin’s drop will stop at a decent price and start growing once more. However, the fall continued, and days turned into weeks, while weeks turned into months. Eventually, people started to wonder whether there is a future for BTC at all. Those who called it a bubble got new strength and the falling price served as an argument that they were right all along.

A lot of investors still remained bullish, especially after the coin spent months balancing between $6,300 and $6,500, believing that BTC found its bottom and that it can only go up from there. That may have been true at the time, but the second market crash after Bitcoin Cash hard fork brought another harsh blow to the market, and Bitcoin’s ecosystem, in particular. The coin dropped once more until it finally hit $3,200. The investors were desperate, but the new bottom was seemingly found, although there were predictions that claimed that BTC would drop even more before the situation takes a positive turn.

From where we are at right now, it appears that this might not happen after all, as BTC price started growing again, although many claim that this growth is fueled by the investors’ will alone, as the cash flowing into the market is still rather poor. This is confirmed by Bitcoin’s struggle to surpass the resistance located at $4,000, which continues to turn it around whenever the coin approaches this price.  Even so, the market is seeing an attempt at growth, and Bitcoin is still trying, which has provided the community members with new enthusiasm and optimism.

Institutional investors will turn to Bitcoin

While Bitcoin spent an entire decade fighting to grow without any help from institutions or the government, which is an outstanding feat by itself, it is unlikely that the coin can continue its rise without outside help this time. After a decade of investing, “ordinary” investors have reached their limit, even though the number of investors is currently much higher than it was two years ago.

The fact is that Bitcoin needs to awaken more interest in investors, institutional and otherwise, and to receive a new wave of cash flow in order to grow further. This was also something that many predicted throughout 2018, claiming that 2019 might be the year when institutions will join the space. While this prediction is far from being true at this point, institutions did start developing interest, and some of them even made shy steps towards the crypto space.

Recently, there were numerous reports of two Virginia-based public pensions investing in a Morgan Creek fund dedicated to blockchain and crypto investments. The fund will only use a small portion for crypto, but it will still establish the link between institutions and cryptocurrencies, which is a start. Another link is coming from JP Morgan, which is developing its own coin, JPM Coin.

JPM Coin will not be a real cryptocurrency, according to crypto purists, as it will be tied to the bank and it will act as something between fiat money and a stablecoin, but it is also a move towards digital currency space that should not be ignored. Then, there is Bakkt exchange, which got delayed again due to the largest government shutdown in US history, although it is still a very much active project, just waiting for its opportunity.

Institutions are not only developing an interest in crypto but are already joining the space, albeit slowly and carefully, which may soon open a significant opportunity for Bitcoin.

Other Bitcoin predictions

Apart from these, there are numerous other Bitcoin predictions that may or may not come to pass in 2019. One of them is the approval of Bitcoin ETFs. While this was expected to happen in the final days of February in the case of the application submitted to the US SEC by Van Eck and SolidX, the government shutdown made it impossible for the SEC to come up with the decision, and the two eventually withdrew their application, at least for the time being.

Next, there are new predictions regarding Bitcoin’s price in 2019, such as the possibility of BTC hitting at least $15,000, and even surging to $28,000, or even more.

The situation with the Bitcoin mining was also quite grim in 2018, as the dropping prices and high costs of mining made it impossible for miners to make a profit. Not only that, but many even started experiencing losses, which resulted in them leaving the industry. If Bitcoin ends up growing again, it is possible that the mining industry might see further development this year.

There are many other predictions that suggest positive things in Bitcoins future, as well as in the future of cryptocurrencies, in general. However, it is still too early to say which of the others might come to pass, and which ones will not. However, for the time being, investors are feeling encouraged to return to the market and deal with digital currencies seriously, which is good enough, considering that we are just emerging from the bears’ shadow.

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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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