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Will Bitcoin skyrocket as gold did in 2013 after the ETF approval?

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Gold has exceeded many challenges over the last centuries, and it is seen as the best place to invest. However, some investors are proposing that Bitcoin (BTC) can be an excellent competitor to gold and that it has the greatest opportunity to dethrone gold as the safest haven to invest in.

Over the years, there have been other contenders to gold: florins, salt, and ducats; and none of them have been able to keep up with the market.

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital asset, and it is seen as the biggest competitor to gold’s value at the moment. During the closing part of 2017, the price of Bitcoin increased from $1000 to $19,000, and it is taking the same path as gold as a substitute for fiat currencies.

Gold and Bitcoin market chart

Gold had a big run-up in the 1970s. At that time, however, Richard Nixon unsealed the United States Dollars from gold, and that increased the worth of gold as a result of demand and supply. Gold increased from $20 to $30 an ounce to about $600.

However, the price of gold became bearish and decreased to $300 an ounce. In the year 2003, the gold-backed ETF was introduced into the market by the Rothschilds and the Deutsche Bank; and this skyrocketed the price of gold to $1300 an ounce, which is a 300% increase.

Similarly, if we are to take a look at Bitcoin at the moment, Bitcoin has an all-time high of about $20,000 – at the time of writing, the price of Bitcoin sits at $7,465, with a market capitalization of $128.09 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

Bitcoin and gold charts look very much alike. Bitcoin (BTC) currently has the same bullish and bear runs as gold had in the year 1980s. It is important to know that gold’s chart happened in a 20-year cycle, while that of Bitcoin occurred within a year, but both charts look very similar. In Bitcoin’s case, it occurred within a year at a fast pace due to demand and supply.

The introduction of ETF could boost Bitcoin’s price to $60,000

As stated earlier, when ETF was approved on gold, there was a massive increase. And now, in the case of Bitcoin, ETF is set to be approved very soon, and we could actually see a massive bullish run if the approval isn’t a lock-down scenario. As in the case of the 300% increase on gold, Bitcoin’s price could rise to $80,000. But let’s just keep 26% off to be on safe side, so even if Bitcoin jumps in value by 273% instead of 300% as Gold did, it could rise to $60,000 – which will be a 940% return.

The market capitalization of gold – with all the gold that has been mined – is about $8.7 Trillion. However, if Bitcoin attains a $60,000 price mark, then, its market capitalization will be about $1.26 Trillion with a circulating supply of 21 million.

Bitcoin’s market capitalization at $60,000 has the tendency to increase further, if it gets more regulation clarity, and if a supreme country backs their currency using Bitcoin (BTC) as a reserve currency. There could be a whole lot more that can increase the market capitalization of Bitcoin at that $60,000. Meanwhile, as things stand, this is the right time to invest in Bitcoin due to the fact that great things are coming up.

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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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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

Another huge risk is having to deal with…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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