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Here Are More Ways for $50k Bitcoin (BTC) by End 0f 2018 and $500k before 2024

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Bitcoin (BTC) price predictions are being offered from all over the crypto-verse. We have prominent investment analysts on Twitter giving their predictions as well as other forms of traditional media such as interviews. One such price prediction is for a $25,000 Bitcoin by the end of the year by Mark Yusko: a hedge fund manager with $1.5 Billion in assets under his watch. Yusko has also put forth a BTC price prediction of $500,000 by end of 2024.

According to him, the reason for these price predictions is based on the fact that the market performance of Bitcoin follows parabolic moves or crashes. There have been 5 so far and more will obviously come. There is also the fact that many traders are on the sidelines waiting for the Bitcoin Bull run to be confirmed, then they can jump in.

There is also the $50k Bitcoin prediction by Anthony Pampliano that BTC will get to $50k by end of the year. The major reason he gave for this, is human psychology. According to him $50k is a good round number that traders want and they will drive it to that point.

Tim Draper has put forth his $250,000 price prediction by 2022. His reason for this bold prediction is that BTC is gaining popularity and will continue to do so in the next 4 years.

So what are the other reasons for a $50k BTC by the end of 2018 and $500k by 2024?

Both price predictions by Yusko and Pampliano had not factored in the possibilities of a Bitcoin ETF being approved by the SEC. The due date for a verdict on the CBOE ETF is sometime in mid-August. However, many experts believe it will be postponed; which is alright. So long as it is not a rejection like the Bats ETF.

The SEC is actually being swamped by new Bitcoin ETF applications by various trading firms. A screenshot of the number of pending ETFs can be found below.

Source, Bloomberg and SEC.gov

The SEC at one point will have to approve one of these ETFs even if it is not the one sponsored by the CBOE. There are under a lot of pressure from not only the trading firms listed but the general public. With regards to the latter, the SEC actually allows the public to comment on filed applications on their website. The CBOE filing has received overwhelming comments as can be seen on this link. The SEC cannot ignore the sentiments of the public.

If the CBOE is approved, we can see Bitcoin doing gains as was seen with Gold when its ETFs were first offered in March 2003. Eight years later, the value of Gold had increased by a factor of 5.41 as earlier calculated. Comparing this to Bitcoin (BTC), and using a base value of $10,000 when the ETF gets approved in the future, we see that by the end of 2018, we could get to $54,100. In 4 years, this figure would have probably done more gains and past Mark Yusko’s price prediction of $500k.

In conclusion, the crypto-markets are on the cusp of something great with the resurgence of Bitcoin in the markets as well as several pending ETFs. Adding the factor of people psychology earlier mentioned, and seen in the comments to the CBOE ETF on the SEC website, we get the possibilities of a far bigger value of BTC than the ones predicted of $50k by end year and $500k by 2024.

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Basic Guide on How to Spend Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

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In recent years, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have entered more into the mainstream. Most people walking down the street have at least heard of Bitcoin. While a lot of people got involved in the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies to try and make a quick buck, most people who are enthusiastic about the world of blockchain are in it for the long haul. 

These are usually the people who are going to be more likely to actually use their Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a payment tool and not just as a storage of wealth or a trading tool. This guide looks at a few different ways in which you can use your Bitcoin in spending capacity. 

Crypto Debit Cards

Perhaps the easiest way for you to spend your cryptocurrency is by linking up your holdings to a debit card. 

These days, many of the leading card providers such as MasterCard and Visa have these types of crypto-linking debit cards. These cards can be used just like you would a normal debit card that is linked to your fiat currency bank account. 

Naturally, the most popular type of crypto debit card is going to be for Bitcoin, but there are other cryptocurrencies catered for also. 

Prepaid Cards

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Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos or Bitcoin-Only Casinos – Which Are Better?

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The rise of cryptocurrencies over recent years has had an impact on several industries. Gambling is one such industry, and many of the best online casinos offer Bitcoin as a payment method

Some of these casinos work exclusively with cryptocurrencies, while some are more traditional gambling sites that simply have integrated crypto on top of their fiat options.

This post will take a look at the advantages of joining a Bitcoin-exclusive casino on the web versus picking a hybrid one.

Advantages of Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos

Let’s start with the hybrid Bitcoin casinos. Usually, those are traditional gambling platforms that have been around for a long period of time. 

They offer classic payment methods such as Visa, PayPal, Skrill, and similar. At some point, they decided to add Bitcoin and potentially other cryptocurrencies to their portfolio. 

If you decide to join an online casino of this type, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits.

Lower Risks

Such online casinos often have a strong reputation and are licensed by respected gambling commissions such as the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, and similar regulators.

They are known for protecting the customers and monitoring all actions…

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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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