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Did Vitalik Buterin Make Ethereum Crash Further?

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The writing is on the wall that we are in a bear market. The crypto community is aware that for there to be some sort of relief from the current decline, there needs to be some good news not only from Wall Street but from the founders of some of our favorite projects.

Vitalik Buterin happens to be the co-founder of one of Ethereum and his latest comments have not gone over well. Matter of fact, some are saying that he has made the Ethereum crash worse. Some have simply disagreed with him.

Going back to the crypto market, all has not been well since it peaked back in late December to early January. Regulatory fears caused a total capitulation of most crypto traders from Japan, South Korea, and China. Fast forward to the month of September where the crypto community is waiting for the SEC to rule on the CBOE sponsored Bitcoin ETF. Such tension has culminated in a very shaky market as can be seen when with the fake news that Goldman Sachs was shelving plans for a BTC and Crypto trading desk.

To add insult to injury, Vitalik Buterin – in a September 8th interview – told Bloomberg that we are on the cusp of a blockchain ceiling and that the days of 1,000-times growth are behind us. His exact words were:

“The blockchain space is getting to the point where there’s a ceiling in sight. If you talk to the average educated person at this point, they probably have heard of blockchain at least once. There isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the space anymore.”

He also added that the strategy of getting crypto adopted through marketing is hitting a dead end. What needs to be done, is more people getting involved in crypto in a more in-depth way where people are more interested in real applications of real economic activity.

Comments Were Ill-Timed

As much as Vitalik’s words are true from a technical point of view, given the current bear market, such words are not what investors and HODLers want to hear. More so, if the said investor is more interested in crypto from a financial angle of profits rather than from the technology part as many enthusiasts are.

What then probably happened, is that the believers of Ethereum watched as their favorite digital asset took a massive hit as the more profit-oriented investors took off. This is more or less what happened when Elon Musk was reported to be smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey during a podcast. The value of Tesla’s stock dipped instantly and there are rumors the American air-force wants to investigate his company: Space X.

Summing it all up, and what we are trying to say, is that the comments from Vitalik Buterin were correct from a technical point of view but ill-timed in a bear market. ETH is currently struggling to get back to levels above $200 with many predicting that it might get worse before it gets better for the digital asset. This might be so with a pending decision at the SEC for the CBOE sponsored Bitcoin ETF. If they were to reject or postpone the ETF, the crypto markets would be affected negatively by some degree.

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CoinFlip Scores Big with BRD Wallet Partnership

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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible.  While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not.  The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above.  In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country.  Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.

In early October, CoinFlip announced on its Twitter that it had officially partnered with BRD Wallet to re-introduce their crypto ATM map.  Now, BRD wallet users will be able to locate their nearest CoinFlip ATM and receive a 10% discount for both buys and sells.  BRD brand awareness is growing quickly within the crypto community thanks to its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The team strongly believes in the value of financial freedom and independence, and want to empower people across the world by leveraging the possibilities that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies provide.

Cryptocurrencies are already making a huge difference around the world.  Citizens of Venezuela, a country devastated by rampant inflation, have been using several cryptocurrencies…

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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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