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What Will It Take For Bitcoin (BTC) To Rise Again?

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It is no secret that 2018 has been a terrible year for cryptocurrencies when it comes to their value. Things looked so bright during the first few days of this year, with Bitcoin hitting $20,086 per coin, and every altcoin reaching new heights. However, it was not to last, and soon enough, the market crashed, and prices went down.

What followed was months and months of a heavily bearish market that kept pushing the prices further and further down. It prevented any attempt of recovery, although several of them gave it their best shot.

Despite a situation like this, crypto investors never forgot the potential of Bitcoin, and many have been predicting another bull run that would have the same results. Those expectations were quite large, and potentially even unrealistic at first. Now, however, as the year approaches its end, it doesn’t seem like anything will happen. The community started to wonder why that is, and what would it take for another bull run to emerge, which is what we will try to answer right now.

What does Bitcoin need in order to have another bull run?

1. Bringing regulation

The crypto space remains highly unregulated in most parts of the world, which is one of the largest reasons why BTC remains dormant. While there are attempts to regulate it, these attempts are made even more difficult due to the fact that the market is constantly changing and evolving. This is a good thing since it shows that there is activity, the market is advancing. However, many believe that it will soon reach the state where it cannot keep evolving on its own, which is when regulations will be necessary.

Regulations will also encourage large institutions to join the trading, and bring additional funds to the market. This is the money that is desperately needed in order for crypto space to grow and develop further. It is what fuels it, and what will help it mature. Furthermore, regulations will make the industry more transparent, reliable, compliant, and trustworthy.

2. The approval of Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin ETF approval is another thing that will likely spark the price of Bitcoin, and bring it back to its feet. Trading ETFs instead of actual BTC would allow cryptos to indirectly enter the traditional stock market, attract more attention, get more money, and serve as a bridge between crypto and traditional finances.

It would bring a huge change to the crypto space, which is why it was desperately sought after by companies for years. However, until this point the US SEC remained strongly against this concept, rejecting all applications. Many believe that approving only one such application will cause the next Bitcoin boom, but this has yet to happen.

3. Solving scalability issues

Ever since it was created, analysts predicted that Bitcoin will have scalability issues. It is only capable of achieving a few transactions per second, which was not a problem at first. But, as its popularity grew, more people started making transactions, and eventually, they created a long line of transactions, waiting to be validated. This is when people realized that a new solution is in order. Some tried to deal with the issue by creating another coin that would resolve the issue.

Others attempted to try and find a way to make Bitcoin better. One such solution that can help Bitcoin grow once more is the Lightning network, that has the potential to allow users to send payments to each other on a different level. Those would only be small payments that would not be recorded on the blockchain. Instead, two parties would be able to send BTC to each other via special tunnels, and only when they are done, and the tunnel is closed, would the final result be recorded.

While this would not work for large payments, the solution would hugely reduce the number of transactions in need of recording. The result would be much faster, and a lot cheaper Bitcoin. With that in mind, it is clear why such a solution is deemed extremely valuable to the BTC ecosystem.

4. Mass adoption

Over the last two years, Bitcoin became truly known throughout the world. While many remain skeptical of it to this day, others have started to accept it. Even some retailers decided to open up towards crypto and accept it as a legitimate payment method. While this is a very important first step, Bitcoin is now ready for another one — the adoption by larger retailers.

In order for BTC to enter mainstream usage, businesses need to start accepting it. This is their personal decision, and they are the ones that need to make it. Bitcoin needs their help in order to continue its development, and they need to adopt it in order to stay relevant. Making such a move is in everyone’s best interest, which is why retailers are encouraged in multiple ways to make it. Until that happens, Bitcoin supporters will have to keep using a few businesses that did open up to crypto and wait for this situation to change. Once it does, Bitcoin will surely reach the same heights as it did before.

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving; Bitcoin ATMs Mitigate Risk 

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In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

KYC/AML Improvements Are Reducing the Appeal of Crypto Exchange Laundering 

2020 is far removed from the no-KYC wild west days of the early-mid 2010s where anonymous altcoin casinos preponderated and the Dark Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Markets thrived. 

Today, bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem is becoming institutionalized with a surfeit of derivatives (e.g., options, futures, perp swaps, etc.) available on…

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IE Option – 91% Profit on BTC Fluctuations in Every 60s

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On Thursday, Bitcoin price broke below $6,700 and hit the weekly low to $6,480. Then, it rebounded back above $7,000 again with an increasing rate of 5%. At press time, based on the incomplete statistics, more than $720 million worth cryptocurrency futures contracts have been liquidated in this week. During the strong market fluctuation, investors are learning a hard lesson about the downside of cryptocurrency futures trading with leverage. 

Since we know that we cannot make money by investing in BTC spot trade during the bear market, and we notice the high risks of liquidation by trading leveraged bitcoin futures contracts, how can we hedge the loss in spot trade and profit from the BTC market volatility? 

BTC Option is a profitable trading product that you can turn to!

What is Option?

Option is a type of crypto derivative contract which enables investors to make speculative bet on price rising and falling. Call option means that trader long BTC at a given strike price, while Put option allows trader to short BTC at a given strike price. 

For example, if you predict that BTC price may surge, you can buy a call option. Suppose that you buy a call option at $7,000. As long as price exceeds $7,000, you can make profit. 

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4 things you should know about bitcoin casinos

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Bitcoin Casinos are the ideas of innovation, firmly moving towards the goal of disrupting the whole Gambling Industry. Best Bitcoin Casinos are the true trailblazers of the new era of gambling. Their creators quickly recognized all the immense potential that blockchain and cryptocurrencies contained within themselves. Most of the top Crypto Casinos started operating in the first half of the past decade and are quickly moving towards being the dominant force, when it comes to online gambling. There are a couple of key characteristics and advantages that elevate BTC Casinos above the rest of the competition on the market.  

Trusted casinos have fast withdrawals

Only the Best Bitcoin Casinos offer players the benefits that come with using cryptocurrencies as the main source of finance. One of the biggest advantages that BTC Casinos have over the rest of the competition is speed. When using cryptocurrencies, players can deposit and most importantly withdraw their money with blistering speeds. Thanks to blockchain technology, all the financial transactions are completed within the minutes of request. Alternatively, standard online casinos operating under the guidance of classical banking intuitions, need several days to complete the same procedures.

In BTC Casinos anonymity matters 

Another amazing benefit of Bitcoin Casinos is the ability to stay completely anonymous during the transactions and gameplay. Thanks to the…

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