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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 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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