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  1. OKEx has suspended the withdrawal of cryptocurrencies OKEx, the world's second largest crypto exchange, has suspended the withdrawal of all cryptocurrencies for an indefinite period. The platform representatives said that one of the private key holders " currently cooperating with a public security bureau in investigations/" OKEx plans to resume withdrawals of digital assets "immediately" as soon as the key holder "can authorize the transaction." OKEx said it decided to suspend withdrawals under the terms of service, but added that these events "will not affect" the security of customers' assets. The head of the exchange, Jay Hao, noted that the cooperation of the key holder with officials is associated with a "personal problem" and the investigation will not affect the business. Chinese media Caixin reported that OKEx co-founder Star Xu was detained by the police at least a week ago and has not been seen since. Institutions can cause Bitcoin shortages in the market In recent months, there has been a significant surge in demand for bitcoin from institutional investors. 10T Holdings co-founder Dan Tapiero believes this could lead to a BTC shortage over time. Along with investments in bitcoin from Square, MicroStrategy and Stone Ridge, the investment fund Grayscale reported record inflows. In the third quarter of 2020, the company's bitcoin trust received $1.05 billion in investments. This marked the first quarter with over $1 billion in investments, which indicates record high demand from institutional traders. Based on these data, the fund buys about 77% of all coins mined by miners. “Shortages of Bitcoin possible. Barry's Grayscale Trust is eating up BTC like there is no tomorrow. If 77% of all newly mined turns into 110%, it's lights out. Non-miner supply will get held off market in squeeze. Shorts will be dead. Price can go to any number, ” said the businessman.
  2. Fidelity Investment: BTC capitalization will reach $1 trillion Fidelity Investment, one of the world's largest asset management companies, has published a report on investments in Bitcoin. It demonstrates how much profit managers could get if they invested part of their portfolio in bitcoin. The company also noted that in the near future, interest from institutional investors could increase the market capitalization of BTC by hundreds of billions of dollars. The bond market is valued at about $50.3 trillion. If bitcoin captures just 1% of this market, its capitalization will grow by $500 billion. The report argues that steadily declining bond yields could prompt financial managers to seek alternative assets. According to the most optimistic forecasts of Fidelity analysts, the capitalization of bitcoin could grow to $2 trillion. With the current supply of 18.5 million coins and an average market price of $11,415, this will send the rate to $108,000. Binance CEO: Chinese and US Presidents Could Spur Bitcoin Rally Changpeng Zhao, CEO of the crypto exchange Binance, , commented on the tweet of the US President, in which he hinted at the imminent adoption of stimulus measures to support the economy. According to Zhao, in the coming days this could provoke an increase in the bitcoin price. In addition, Chinese President Xi Jinping may issue a statement on the blockchain on October 14. Last year, this caused the price of BTC to rise by 30% in a day, and a number of altcoins grew in price by 50-100%. “We will likely have two of the world's most powerful presidents pump crypto for us in 2 consecutive days. Rumor has it that a blockchain related announcement is coming out of China tomorrow, ”Zhao said on October 13.
  3. BTC rate sets a maximum of 5 weeks At the weekend, the price of the first cryptocurrency continued to grow and exceeded the $11'500 mark. Bitcoin was last trading this high on September 2. Sunday was the fifth trading day in a row that BTC closed with a profit. The cryptocurrency has gained 7.3% since last Wednesday. At the same time, bitcoin trading volumes have been falling for the third day in a row - during this time they have decreased by 71% to $19 billion. The cryptocurrency market capitalization is $360 billion. 1,000 BTC moved for the first time since 2010 An unknown sender transferred 1,000 bitcoins, which had not been moved since 2010. The coins were withdrawn to one address and then split into transactions of 10 BTC each, according to the Goldfoundinshit resource. Tracking the history of transactions, the authors of the portal came to the conclusion that all the coins belong to one owner. A similar transfer took place on March 11, right before the collapse of the BTC price from $7,900 to $4,000. Then, too, 1,000 bitcoins, which had been “sleeping” since 2010, came into motion. In both cases, the sender first withdrew the coins to a P2SH address and then split them into multiple bech32 addresses. Tether will displace Ethereum from the second place in terms of capitalization According to Bloomberg analysts. Moreover, this will happen next year. Today Ethereum ranks second in the cryptocurrency capitalization rating with $41.48 billion. Tether (USDT) lags almost three times behind with a value of $15.73 billion. Since the end of August, the capitalization of the USDT token has grown by more than 50%, which allowed the stablecoin to displace XRP from the third place. The Bloomberg report notes that if the current trend continues, Tether would be able to bypass ETH as early as 2021. “Increasing adoption of stable coins is likely a precursor for central bank digital currencies and promises to be more enduring than alt-coin speculative excesses. The rapid rise in the market cap of stable coins indicates that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are a matter of time, in our view,” analysts say.
  4. BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes steps down after accusations BitMEX has announced a complete change of leadership. Earlier, the US authorities charged the founders of the exchange with illegal use of an unregistered trading platform and failure to comply with anti-money laundering requirements. BitMEX operator 100x Group announced that exchange co-founders Arthur Hayes, Samuel Reed and Ben Delo will step down from senior positions in the company. Business Development Manager Greg Dwyer is taking a vacation. Vivienne Khu will be the interim CEO. Previously she held the position of Chief Operating Officer of 100x Group. “These changes to our executive leadership mean we can focus on our core business of offering superior trading opportunities for all our clients through the BitMEX platform, whilst maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance,” said David Wong, chairman of 100x Group, in the post,” commented David Wong, Chairman of 100x Group. The value of tokenized bitcoins WBTC reaches $1 billion The recent DeFi boom has resulted in a 900% increase in the total locked value (TVL) of tokenized Wrapped BTC. At the moment, the figure exceeds $1 billion. The current TVL of all tokenized bitcoins is almost $1.5 billion, of which one third falls on WBTC. Wrapped Bitcoin is now the fifth-largest DeFi protocol in terms of TVL, accounting for nearly 10% of the sector-wide locked capital. Wrapped Bitcoin allows users to block BTC in exchange for WBTC, an ERC-20 token pegged to Bitcoin. This enables BTC holders to access the Ethereum-based decentralized finance ecosystem, using bitcoins as collateral. Capitalization of the DeFi sector falls by 25% in a day The DeFi market experienced a sharp decline: on October 7, the total capitalization of assets fell by 25%. Santiment analysts estimate that daily trading volumes for DeFi tokens fell 30%, while recent market leaders Sushi (SUSHI), Uniswap (UNI) and Yearn Finance (YFI) lost 51%, 38% and 31% in value over the week. respectively. “The crypto market has been engulfed in a sea of red this week, with most DeFi blue chips recording double digit losses over the past 7 days,” analysts wrote. They also noticed that large players began to accumulate some of the assets.alytical portal Cryptowisser reports. Basically, the list includes centralized sites. Compared to last year, the figure is up 56% and "there are no signs of decline." While the crypto industry continues to show impressive growth, the cryptocurrency exchange industry is facing high competition and regulatory requirements, analysts write. According to the report, exchanges are most often closed on their own, due to hacks or at the request of the authorities. The positions of centralized exchangers have also been hit hard by the development of decentralized exchanges. “For a new centralized exchange to flourish, it will likely need to have some form of unique edge that is not already on the market today,” notes Cryptowisser.
  5. John McAfee arrested in Spain on tax evasion charges John McAfee was arrested in Spain on tax evasion charges, according to the US Department of Justice. He will be extradited to the United States. The businessman faces more than five years in prison on the charges brought against him. On the same day that McAfee was detained, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued him for promoting initial coin offerings (ICOs). The businessman allegedly misled investors by not saying that he was receiving money for advertising projects. According to the SEC, McAfee received over $11.6 million worth of BTC and ETH for promoting seven ICOs in 2017 and 2018. He also raised $11.5 million in promotions. John McAfee got a lot of fame in the cryptosphere after promising to "eat his own dick" if bitcoin does not rise to $ 1 million by 2021. Later, the founder of the McAfee antivirus said that "only an idiot would believe" in this prediction. At the moment, McAfee's Twitter has more than 1 million subscribers. 75 crypto exchanges closed in 2020 Analytical portal Cryptowisser reports. Basically, the list includes centralized sites. Compared to last year, the figure is up 56% and "there are no signs of decline." While the crypto industry continues to show impressive growth, the cryptocurrency exchange industry is facing high competition and regulatory requirements, analysts write. According to the report, exchanges are most often closed on their own, due to hacks or at the request of the authorities. The positions of centralized exchangers have also been hit hard by the development of decentralized exchanges. “For a new centralized exchange to flourish, it will likely need to have some form of unique edge that is not already on the market today,” notes Cryptowisser.
  6. BTC price will be rising until the end of the year Analyst Willie Wu thinks. He draws attention to the fact that the number of new participants in the bitcoin network has grown significantly since mid-September, and the cryptocurrency price has not reacted to this. In the last year and a half, the price of bitcoin in all cases has increased following an increase in the characteristic. Therefore, BTC is currently undervalued, the analyst points out. He also notes that in September, market participants accumulated coins while the price moved sideways. This is indicated by the On Balance Volume indicator. Another important metric of the beginning of growth is the ribbons of complexity. The indicator has left the "compression" zone, which previously always indicated an increase in the value of bitcoin. “Overall: bullish the next 3 weeks, also bullish over next 3 months,” concludes Willie Wu. Bitcoin will rise in price to six-digit numbers If one condition is met, said Michael van de Poppe, an analyst at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. He notes that previous bullish runs of the BTC price took place amid a falling dollar index. This was the case in 2014 and 2017. Since March this year, the index has also significantly lost in value, which contributed to the rise in the price of bitcoin to $12,400. The price of BTC may temporarily sink due to the second wave of coronavirus, but in the long term, the cryptocurrency will win as a safe-haven asset. “Of course, a potential drop by 25-35% could occur in the first stage of the crisis just like in March. But Bitcoin and gold would benefit significantly afterwards as safe havens against a weakening dollar, which is precisely what happened in December 2017 as BTC hit its all-time high of nearly $20,000,” writes van de Poppe. If the weakness of the dollar persists in 2021, then bitcoin may rise in price to six-digit numbers, the analyst said. New US stimulus measures will strengthen bitcoin The BTC rate will continue to rise this week amid falling dollar index, Cointelegraph analyst William Suberg writes. The index declines for the fourth day in a row as negotiations continue in Washington on new stimulus measures due to the coronavirus epidemic. The amount of support can reach $2.5 trillion. US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin confirmed that the measures will include a new round of payments in the amount of $1,200 for a number of categories of US citizens. Past payments took place this spring during the first wave of coronavirus. Then the crypto-exchanges recorded a sharp jump in deposits for exactly the amount of incentive checks. Trader Ton Weiss recommends buying bitcoin as he believes the authorities will continue to issue dollars. “No matter who wins they will keep printing, so buy bitcoin,” Weiss wrote during a debate between US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
  7. Ethereum 2.0 final testnet launched On September 29, the developers launched the Spadina test network, which will become a general test before the start of ETH 2.0. Spadina test network will work for three days, with its help the developers will test the depository contract and the process of launching the network. Testnet will work together with the already functioning Medalla network. At the moment, 41% of validators have joined Spadina. 2955 network participants contributed 94,560 test ETH. Earlier, the developers reported that if the Medalla and Spadina testnets work successfully, Ethereum 2.0 will be launched in November. 93% of TOP-250 cryptocurrencies fell in price in September Over the past few months, DeFi token prices have skyrocketed, sparking talk of a bull market. The boom in decentralized financial projects triggered an increase in the Ethereum price, which rose from $100 in March to $470 in August. However, in recent weeks, the euphoria in the DeFi sphere has faded, and with it the rest of the crypto market has subsided. According to CoinMetrics, 72% of the 250 largest crypto assets have lost in value over the past week, while 93% of top cryptocurrencies have seen a decline over the month. Most DeFi tokens fell by 15-85% in September. However, specialists from the DeFiWorld portal note that corrections are normal in a growing market, and the current year reminds them of 2016. “We move in bubbles and 4-year cycles. While everyone is just thinking about what happens today, this week, or this month, you should zoom out and reflect where we are really heading. The long term trend is clear: It’s upwards,”analysts point out. Users withdrew $5 billion in bitcoins from exchanges Over the year, the balance of wallets of crypto-exchange clients decreased by 400 thousand BTC (about $5 billion). In October 2019, the figure was 2.8 million coins, and today it has dropped to 2.4 million. The inflow of bitcoins is considered a bearish signal, as traders bring coins to exchanges for sale. Consequently, the outflow of bitcoins from exchange wallets indicates that investors' appetite for selling is declining, according to Cointelegraph analyst Joseph Young. Another possible reason lies in recent exchange hacks. In September, hackers stole $150 million in cryptocurrency from the KuCoin exchange, and a little earlier - $4 million from the Eterbase platform.
  8. Hackers Hacked KuCoin Exchange On Saturday, September 26, the KuCoin cryptocurrency exchange reported it had been hacked. Attackers stole about $150 million worth of bitcoins, ERC-20 tokens and other crypto assets from hot wallets. Funds in cold wallets are safe, according to KuCoin representatives. They also promised their clients to recover all losses from the insurance fund. The company contacted law enforcement and launched an internal investigation. The site plans to resume deposit and withdrawal of funds within a week, said the head of KuCoin Johnny Liu. Miners left to mine 2.5 million BTC At the moment, miners have mined about 18.5 million bitcoins, which is more than 86% of the maximum emission level. There are 2.5 million coins left to mine, and half of them will be mined in the next four years, says an analyst at ChartsBTC. The total number of bitcoins is limited to 21 million coins. The last of them, according to the idea of the creator of the cryptocurrency Satoshi Nakamoto, will be found by 2140. Once every four years, the reward for mining a block is halved, which slows down the issue of new bitcoins. Since the network was established in 2009, there have been three halves. The latter happened in May of this year, as a result of which the block reward decreased from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC.
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  11. Ethereum 2.0 launch dates announced Raoul Jordan, Prysmatic Labs developer who is involved in testing of Ethereum 2.0, said preparations for the network's launch go as planned. All necessary features will be added by mid-October, he said, allowing developers to focus on improving security and user interface. “If all goes well, November is still looking good for a launch from our perspective, Jordan wrote. Earlier, a representative of the Ethereum development team, Afri Shedon, also announced that the network will begin work in November this year. Ethereum Miners' Profit surges by 98% In August, Ethereum miners received $285.1 million in revenue, the highest in two years. Compared to last month, profit increased by 98.2%, the resource The Block notes. This happened amid a record increase in online transfer fees. For more than a month, their average level has been above $2, and in early September it peaked at $15. The reason lies in the growth in the activity of applications from the field of decentralized finance. All transactions made by application participants are recorded on the Ethereum blockchain, which increases the load on the network and creates a queue of transfers. To send their transaction faster, users are willing to pay higher fees. The digital yuan will become a complete analogue of paper money The digital yuan is legally fully consistent with fiat currency, says Fan Yifei, deputy chairman of the People's Bank of China. In an article written for Financial News, the official outlined the basic principles for regulating the digital yuan. According to him, digital currency is part of the supply of paper notes and coins, and therefore "must comply with laws and regulations related to money management." Fan emphasized that the digital currency will be accepted throughout the country and "no company or individual can refuse to accept it." The official also added that the digital yuan should be regulated by anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws.
  12. Bitcoin and Gold Correlation Set Record The correlation between gold and bitcoin has been increasing since July amid a weakening US dollar. The loss of the position of the main world currency has a positive effect on "defensive" assets, which include gold and bitcoin. The level of correlation between the two instruments exceeded 0.5, which indicates a high co-directionality of the movement of their rates. A few months ago, the indicator was below 0.1. The correlation index varies from -1 to 1. The -1 mark indicates that the quotes move absolutely independently, with a value of 1 the price charts completely coincide. In addition to gold, the correlation between BTC price and S&P 500 index also increased. On September 7, the indicator reached 0.4905, after which it decreased to 0.36. ETH Transaction Volume Updated Historical Peak In August, the monthly volume of ETH transactions set a record, reaching $24 billion, according to DappRadar data. The indicator has been renewing maximums for already three months - back in May it did not exceed $2 billion. The active growth of the level of transferred funds in the network is associated with the development of the decentralized finance market. The volume of transfers of DEX and DeFi applications over the past month increased by $9 billion each. The level of blocked funds in the DeFi-sphere increased by $3.61 billion and reached $7.5 billion by September. At the same time, the number of active ETH addresses in August decreased by 6% - this is due to a record increase in transfer fees. The first government digital currencies will appear by 2030 Experts from the European Analytical Center believe. In their opinion, at least three central banks will replace their currencies with digital tokens. China, the United States and the European Union will be the first to do so, launching digital versions of the yuan, dollar and euro. According to experts, this will happen by 2030. They also allow for the option of governmental stablecoins being issued by Sweden and the Bahamas. The Swedish regulator recently announced that it is ready to submit the CBDC by 2025. China is already testing the digital yuan, and the European Central Bank is actively exploring this direction.
  13. Bitcoin and gold will stand in case the stock market falls 10T Holdings and Gold Bullion International co-founder Dan Tapiero thinks. According to him, the stock market is in for a strong correction since the optimism of individual investors regarding S&P 500 index is at its record high. "Unfortunately, most worrying data point have seen in a while for #StockMarket from short term perspective. Certainly an extreme of epic proportions hit on this indicator. Does not seem to be something that can be corrected in just a few days", he said. The businessman thinks that gold and bitcoin "must hold their positions" according to this scenario. Opinion: the BTC rate will not go lower than $9,700 Amsterdan stock exchange analyst Michaël van de Poppe thinks that the bitcoin price is going to turn back on above the point of $9,700. He says that the price should go up to $10,800 and then go down to its new local lows within the zone of $9,700-9,800. It will stay within this zone untill the end of the month and then it will go above $11,000. To regain the growth, the price should get stable above a very important point of $11,170. The analyst adds that, however, in case the price tests the level of $9,700 real quick, the BTC price may start to strengthen already at the middle of the month. Why bitcoin is going to get as high as $250,000 Popular analyst filbfilb explained. He drew Fibonacci circles through the highs and lows of the two previous growth/fall bitcoin price cycles. It turned out that the high of the next rally coincided with the circle with the period of 3,618. For instance, the pattern built according to the 2013-2015 year cycle showed a high at about $17,900. The actual high of 2017 was at the point of $19,700. Judging from the new patterns, the next rate high will be around the level of $243,000. Analyst GravityWave notes that the new high is also near the area of $250,000. He put Fibonacci levels through cycle lows and highs — the point of 2,382 showed the high of the next bubble.
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  15. Max Keiser: Warren Buffet will buy bitcoin at $50,000 According to Heisenberg Capital founder Max Keiser, Warren Buffet will panic-buy bitcoin at $50,000. The reason for that is that the investor slowly accepts new promising assets. The businessman points out that, for instance, Buffet’s fund lost the opportunity to purchase Apple and Amazon shares in the early days of these companies. “My guess is that Buffett (or whoever takes over after he passes) will start panic-buying Bitcoin at $50,000, just like Peter Schiff will do”, Keiser stated. He added that one of the largest investors Paul Tudor Jones had already invested 1% of his capital in cryptocurrency. Keiser supposed that the investor would increase the share of bitcoin in his portfolio up to 10%. Why Ethereum continued to grow Santiment analysts revealed. The ETH price renewed its two-year high rising to the level of $440 — the currency is traded near this point at the moment. According to Santiment experts, the trend for the position of Ethereum to strengthen will continue. One of the reasons for that is the growing number of transactions in the network. Not long ago this indicator reached the point of 1.27 million operations a day, which became the highest level from the beginning of 2018. Another factor is the growing demand for processing transactions. Payments for transactions continue to renew their highs. It shows that users are ready to pay high commission fees for their transactions to be processed faster. The date when the bitcoin price reaches $100,000 became known The popular Stock-to-Flow (S2F) model indicates that the BTC price will reach $100,000 on August 16, 2021. The exact date was calculated by analyst Bit Harrington who added that he thought the period was too short. However, he points out that bitcoin always went against bearish sentiment. Marc van der Chijs reposted the message and explained why the prediction looked realistic. “Most people think this is impossible, but I have seen a 1000% increase in less than a year at least twice before in BTC (2013 & 2017). S2F is holding up pretty well after the halving, if FOMO will start again anything is possible”, he wrote.
  16. Whales are getting ready for an Ethereum pump Expert at the Santiment analytical service think. They note that investors have transfered 700,000 ETH to exchanges (more than $182 million) for the last three days. Transfers from addresses in TOP-100 of the largest Ethereum owners have been registered. According to the analysts, it indicates an upcoming pump in the price of the cryptocurrency. “The top 100 holders of Ethereum are once again beginning to accumulate higher percentages of the total token supply, in spite of the ongoing consolidation that has been occurring for the past couple of weeks. Generally, when this kind of accumulation starts to mount, it’s a signal that those who have the most stake in ETH (and other respective tokens) are beginning to have a collective sentiment of the token being undervalued and believe it’s a great mid to long-term hold play”, Santiment experts write. Opinion: bitcoin will rise up to $10,000 Analyst Benjamin Blunts supposes that the BTC price will go up to $10,200. He says that it will already happen at the beginning of August. The trader notes that the price broke through the trend line upwards, tested it downwards and was in the lateral accumulation zone for some time. Now the bitcoin price is ready to go to the upper border of the lateral range that is located at $10,000-$10,200. Benjamin Blunts points out that it has been squeezed between $8,500–10,200 since the middle of May. Peter Schiff urged Paul Tudor Jones to sell bitcoins Euro Pacific Capital head and gold bug Peter Schiff addressed billionaire Paul Tudor Jones. Not long ago the latter said that he had invested 1–2% of his capital in bitcoin. According to Schiff, it was a mistake and the billionaire made a bet on “the slowest horse”. “It looks like Paul Tudor Jones ended up betting on the slowest horse in the race. In fact, Bitcoin will not even finish the race. If Paul really wants to bet on a faster horse than gold he should move his Bitcoin chips over to silver, or try some gold and silver mining stocks”, Schiff wrote in his Twitter account.
  17. Peter Schiff: bitcoin is a financial pyramid Euro Pacific Capital broker company president Peter Schiff goes on with his criticism against bitcoin. This time the businessman called BTC a financial pyramid whose participants protect the idea of bitcoin because they are personally interested in its efficiency. "The very nature of Bitcoin requires owners to encourage new buyers to enter the market. Without new buyers coming in, there is no way for existing HODLers to get out. As with any pyramid scheme, success is only possible for those who get in early if lots of others get in late", Schiff wrote in his Twitter account. Earlier he had worded the idea that BTC price would drop down to zero. Weak dollar will strengthen the position of bitcoin and gold DTAP Capital investment fund co-founder Dan Tapiero thinks. The policy of the US Federal Reserve System will weaken dollar in the nearest future, which will supposedly affect bitcoin, gold and stocks. The analyst's position is based on data from the FRS that they plan to weaken their struggle with inflation in order to support commercial activity. Tapiero points out that if the level of inflation exceeds 2%, the dominating role of dollar in the world economy will be undermined. "Dollar consolidating for one month but now on verge of benign selloff that further supports equity, gold and Bitcoin", the analyst worded his opinion. The Morgan Creek co-founder urged everyone to move out of dollar Morgan Creek co-founder Anthony Pompliano thinks that currencies are prone to inflation so it is necessary to move funds to other assets. Central banks regularly print new batches of cash, which will cause an instant spike in inflation at one moment. Pompliano notes that it is especially true for US dollar since the US Federal Reserve System has recently been issuing a large number of new banknotes. "There is a devaluation of currency. The whole secret to building wealth is to get out of cash and get into assets that are denominated in dollars that will continue to go up in value over long periods of time — stocks, real estate, gold, Bitcoin, all this stuff", the expert advised.
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  19. Transfer funds from bitcoin to altcoins is risky Thinks Jason Williams, a partner at Morgan Creek Digital. According to him, many investors are selling bitcoin right now to buy altcoins and stablecoins. It is a very risky thing to do. "I am sure, if real honest historical analysis was done, it would show holding is a superior strategy", the analyst wrote. He compared this to indices that are ahead of separate companies' shares regarding profitability. Binance head Changpeng Zhao thinks likewise: earlier he claimed that altcoins were hardly to reach their maximum this year. Charles Edwards: bitcoin is in for a new rally Renown analyst Charles Edwards said that bitcoin was ready for a new rally. The Hash Ribbons indicator developed by Edwards confirmed the signal for buying. It is just the twelfth signal the indicator has given through the entire history of bitcoin — the earlier eleven ones were for a rise. The last Hash Ribbons signal was on the 25th of April and after it the price of BTC went up by 34%. The indicator is based on the hashrate and complexity measures. According to the author, the hashrate of the bitcoin network falls down earlier than the regular change in complexity occurs. Periods like that are favorable for entering the market, Edwards thinks. The bitcoin billionaire named a "trillion" reasons to buy BTC Cameron Winklevoss, one of the twin brothers who are bitcoin billionaires, named a "trillion" reasons to buy cryptocurrency. He posted on Twitter the news where the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi urged the authorities to approve the law regarding the additional support for the population during the coronavirus pandemic. She asked to assign several trillion dollars for that purpose. "We need $1 trillion for state and local. We need another $1 trillion for unemployment insurance and direct payments. Something like that, but probably not as much, for the testing, tracing, treatment", Pelosi said. "A trillion more reasons to own bitcoin", the businessman commented on this news.
  20. Bitcoin may get cheaper following S&P 500 The first cryprocurrency increases its connection with the S&P 500 index: according to Skew, the correlation level of the two assets have achieved the record level of 77%. At the same time, the index is predicted to fall. Last week the Citigroup financial corporation informed its investors that it anticipates the asset to go down 10% to 2,900 points. At the moment S&P 500 is traded at 3,169 points, yesterday it added 0,78% to its price. “Another wave of Covid-19 cases that triggers new shutdowns or a slower economic recovery would be challenging”, the company’s analysts noticed. Altcoins are ready to go up Renown trader Peter Brandt thinks. He published the ETH/BTC chart where he showed the upward breakthrough. According to the trader, the pair will get up by 24%: from 0,02637 to 0,03276. Brandt noticed that Ethereum was an indicator for the altcoin market so the rest of cryptocurrencies are up for a rise as well. The capitalization of the altcoin market is growing: it has doubled in the last four months and reached $102,9 bn. At the same time, the share of bitcoin in the general capitalization of cryptocurrencies has fallen from 67% to 64% in two months. BTC may go to $9,800 Crypto analyst filbfilb published the short-term prognosis of the bitcoin price. According to the trader, the rate broke through the symmetrical triangle by reaching the level of $9,400. It paves the way to the point of $9,800 where the strong resistance cluster occurs. Filbfilb supposes that the price will fall back to $9,300 at first, but then it will get beyond the level of $9,500. Now the mid-market rate of BTC is $9,383, the coin has become more expensive by 0,97% in the last day.
  21. CBDC will determine the future of money and cryptocurrencies According to Guy Sheffield, Visa’s head of crypto. In the next ten years, the development of central bank digital currencies will affect the confidentiality, monetary sovereignty of states, geopolitics and the adoption of bitcoin. “I’d argue that central bank digital currency (CBDC) is one of the most important trends for the future of money and payments over the next decade. Regardless of anyone’s personal views of whether it’s good or bad, the reality is that global interest in it is not going away,” Sheffield tweeted. He noted that earlier single articles from central banks were issued on this topic, and now there is a non-stop flow of information from experts, scientists and organizations. European companies favor Ethereum European Blockchain startups most often choose the Ethereum platform, according to research by LeadBlock Partners. 27% of the projects are based on Ethereum, followed by Hyperledger (20%), Corda (16%) and Bitcoin (8%). Analysts note that the choice of blockchain depends on the area in which the company operates. Ethereum is preferred by startups from the real estate, cultural and art sectors since it is convenient to tokenize such assets on the platform. Hyperledger is popular in the healthcare, food and agricultural sectors, and Corda in the financial business. The Block: Bitcoin popularity is far from peak The massive spreading of bitcoin will come soon, according to the Block’s analysts. Currently, the popularity of the first cryptocurrency is far from the peak levels of 2017, when BTC was worth $20’000. Weekly trading volumes then amounted to $17 billion, and in 2020 their average level did not exceed $2.5 billion. In Google, searches for bitcoin dropped by 8 compared with the end of 2017, and the bitcoin page on Wikipedia was studied 30 times less. Cryptocurrency exchange accounts on Twitter gain subscribers 47 times slower: in January 2018, they received 254,000 new users, and in 2020, an average of 5,340 per month.
  22. Elon Musk denied rumors of cooperation with ethereum Last year, actor William Shatner tweeted that he had been preparing to create an Ethereum-based product with Ilon Mask and Vitalik Buterin. Yesterday, Tesla’s CEO decided to reply to the tweet and said that he was working with a crypto project. “I’m not building anything on ethereum. Not for or against it, just don’t use it or own any,” Musk wrote. In 2019, the enrepreneur posted a post with the only word "Ethereum", but later said it was a joke. Musk also repeatedly spoke positively about bitcoin and reported that he owns 0.25 BTC. Bitcoin miners' revenues plunge to an annual minimum Last month, the profit of bitcoin miners plunged 23% to a minimum since March 2019. In May, miners earned $366 million, and in June they earned $281 million. The reason was the reduction in commissions and block rewards, CoinDesk analysts say. In May, after the halving, the mempool increased drastically, which lead to a growth in the size of commissions. By early June, the mempool decreased to its usual size, which led to a drop in commission fees. Last month, their share in the total income of miners was 8.3%, and in June this figure dropped to 4.3%. Peter Schiff: the bubble of 2017 was the last one for bitcoin Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital CEO, once again criticized bitcoin as opposed to gold. He noted that gold shows better profitability, and the idea of long-term retention of bitcoin is crazy. “Since hitting its high in June of last year the price of Bitcoin has fallen by 33%. During that same time period the price of gold has risen by 27%. So, priced in gold Bitcoin has fallen by 53%. The long-term trend has clearly changed in gold’s favor. HODLers remain delusional,” Schiff tweeted. He added that the peak of the BTC bubble occurred in 2017, and now the cryptocurrency price is in a long-term downtrend.
  23. Bitcoin brought 70 times more profit than indexes Buy Shares experts compared the profitability of bitcoin and five leading world indexes. It turns out that over the past five years, BTC has generated an average of 70 times higher profit than indexes. During this period, the value of cryptocurrency increased by 3,400%. The NASDAQ index, which includes shares of all companies trading on the exchange of the same name, brought 96% in profit. The S&P 500 index, which includes 505 companies with the largest capitalization listed on US exchanges, grew by 46%. The Dow Jones industrial index showed a similar increase - by 42%. The lowest result was shown by the index of the British stock exchange FTSE 100, losing 7% in price. Bitcoin whale transfers almost $1 billion for a 50 cents fee A transaction in the amount of 101.8 thousand BTC (about $920 million) took place in the bitcoin blockchain. On June 27, an unknown person sent coins to an anonymous wallet. Then he transferred 5,000 BTC to one address, and the remaining 96,800 BTC to another. At the same time, the commission for each transfer amounted to about 50 cents - the whale paid $1.5 for all operations. The transaction was recorded by the Twitter bot BtcBlockBot. Twitter approval of bitcoin at an annual low The number of posts with the approval of bitcoin on Twitter fell to the lowest for this year - for a month and a half, the indicator slipped by half. According to Santiment, the day after the halving, the positive mention indicator set a maximum of 12 months at 781 mark. Now, this indicator is 327. At the same time, the total number of Bitcoin posts has also decreased, according to Bitinfocharts. On May 11, on the day of the halving, the number of references reached 82,838, and today it has dropped to 32,380. In Google, searches for bitcoin dropped by three times less after the halving.
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  25. Jim Rogers: bitcoin will drop down to zero Renowned American investor and Chairman of Rogers Holdings Jim Rogers stated that bitcoin continued to be a bubble and at one point in the future its price would plummet to zero. He pointed out that cryptocurrencies could not exist because they were not controlled by authorities. "But their governments have something that crypto people don't have. That is guns. The reason why I think cryptocurrency will be gone eventually is that it is not based on the armed force of governments' power.", Rogers worded his point of view. He added that money was turning into a digital form, but it continued to be controlled by regulators unlike cryptocurrencies that would not be able to become legal tender. Max Keiser: the BTC price will grow to $400,000 when dollar collapses Bitcoin investor Max Keiser confirmed his forecast about the growth of the first cryptocurrency exchange rate up to $400,000 and specified that specific dates would depend on the collapse of the US dollar. According to Keiser, the interest payment on the USA's national debt comprised the main item of expense for the government. "The debt is big. But the interest on that debt is now bigger than America’s number-one budget item, the military’s 1.6 trillion spend. When the interest on the debt gets close to 100% of GDP then America will officially be a failed state. This looks like it will be the case within 5 years — as short interest rates snap back to historic levels of 5%, not the current 0.5%", the trader said. He added that he had been waiting for BTC to grow up to $100,000 since 2011, but had recently increased his forecast to $400,000. The increase will start with the collapse of US dollar, Keiser thinks. Anthony Pompliano encouraged pension funds to buy bitcoin Co-founder of Morgan Creek Capital Management Anthony Pompliano addressed pension funds encouraging them to invest money in the cryptocurrency. Last week he sent a letter to investors where he called bitcoin the most effective equity in the nearest years to come. According to the businessman, pension funds should invest at least 1% of the capital in BTC — the optimal level would be 5%. "And you want to know where the greatest innovation is occurring at the moment? Bitcoin. There is a group of individuals who have built a $150+ billion asset with the goal of assuming the position of the next global reserve currency. If that happens, it will be the best performing asset for the next 20+ years. But even if that doesn’t happen, things will be okay", Pompliano pointed out.
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