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Wall Street keeps attacking Bitcoin. Why should we take them seriously?

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We don’t know how Satoshi Nakamoto looks, how he sounds, how old he is, how tall he is, or how much he weighs. 

We know only two things about him: one is what he did (inventing the blockchain technology and Bitcoin) and the second one, why he did it: to rid the world of all fiat currencies and the global financial system.

Bitcoin and the blockchain were born to oppose and defeat the world’s financial institutions and, as such, the cryptosphere and Wall Street can only be antagonists. And it shows.

JPMorgan’s CEO, Mr. Jamie Dimon recently declared that Bitcoin is a scam and he has no interest in it (once again). Roughly in the same period, Goldman Sachs published a report in which it predicted further problems for Bitcoin concerning price because the cryptocurrency doesn’t fulfill any of the three roles typical of real currencies.

Should we, the people in the cryptosphere (or any other human being, for that matter) listen to them? I don’t think so. Those statements from the Wall Street sacred cows are hypocritical at best and incompetent at worse.

Let’s not forget that the last economic global crisis started because of a combination of greed, deceitfulness, and incompetence out of Wall Street. That’s to name the most dramatic and recent instance in which the genius of Wall Street has found ways to ruin life for people all over the world, but we could talk, for example about Enron.

It was one of the biggest scams in the history of humanity, and when the problems started, it was Goldman Sachs who reported that, despite a little trouble at Enron, it remained a reliable company that would recover, so it encouraged its clients to buy Enron shares in bulk. 

That advice is like telling people they should invest in Trump’s casinos or why buying land near Chernobyl is such a great idea. Why should we believe that the geniuses that couldn’t see Enron as the scam it was or didn’t prevent the 2007-2008 financial crisis can identify fraud when they see it? Is it because they seem to be able to detect frauds only when cryptocurrencies are involved?

The list of Wall Street blunders goes on and on, and it’s very well documented in books, movies, and documentaries, but those two examples should be enough for everybody to understand that incompetence has reigned supreme in Wall Street for decades, and the only reason they are still standing is because central powers and governments protect them fanatically.

And just before moving to the next point, it bears clarifying the stupidity shown by Goldman Sachs when they report, in writing, that Bitcoin can’t possibly be money. 

Here’s the thing: the SEC already declared officially that it considers Bitcoin to be actual money, and not a security while one of the biggest Swiss banks recently published a study recognizing Bitcoin as a prospective currency that could replace the USD under the correct circumstances.

But there’s also the issue of hypocrisy. Both declarations are disparaging to the cryptosphere in general, and to Bitcoin in particular at a time in which both JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are getting ready to bring cryptocurrencies into their custodial services. 

If Bitcoin is such a terrible scam and such a useless asset (and that’s not to say that Wall Street is above scamming and uselessness) then why are their banks getting ready to get a piece of the Bitcoin (BTC) action? 

And in the custodial services, no less, in which reliability is paramount! These statements coming from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are so blatant that they can only be either dishonest or brain-dead and only serve to remind us all why we can’t trust Wall Street and why Satoshi worked so hard to find a way to eliminate them. Let’s hope he (his creation Bitcoin) succeeds.

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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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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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