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Opinion: For Bitcoin, 2021 Has Become the New 2018

Regardless of what many analysts would like us to believe, 2018 is alive and well all over again given how much bitcoin has tanked in the last two months. Bitcoin Isn’t All That Better Off Recently, billionaire investor and former hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz commented that he did not think 2018 would happen again. He said the number of institutional investors that have gotten involved in the digital asset space and the growing maturity of the market would prevent...

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Opinion: What Was Elon Musk Thinking When He Got Involved in Crypto?

Bitcoin has been crashing as of late, and for many people, the main reason has to do with Elon Musk. Last month, the South African entrepreneur announced that he was rescinding a decision that his electric car company Tesla was going to accept bitcoin-based payments for goods and services. It’s Hard to Know What Elon Musk Was Thinking This was a hard blow for many traders given that this would have sent bitcoin spinning into a wild price frenzy. In addition, it would...

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OKEx and Bit Berry Work to Support Each Other’s Wallets

Leading crypto wallet Bit Berry has signed an MOU with OKEx, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency trading platforms. The document states that each company will work with the other to further establish each enterprise’s digital wallet technology. In addition, Bit Berry will list the exchange’s native currency OKB, giving its clients access to an entirely new coin.OKEx and Bit Berry Join HandsAt the time of writing, Bit Berry is stationed in South Korea and boasts more than 100,000...

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Libra Gets Another Executive, But Does Anyone Care Anymore?

Facebook’s Libra company – the cryptocurrency that will allegedly serve as a global currency everyone can use in the coming future – has appointed James Emmett, the former HSBC European head, to an executive position within its infrastructure.Libra Chooses James Emmett of HSBC FameAccording to reports, Emmett will develop and operate the payment system associated with Libra, which goes by the name of the Calibra wallet. Emmett’s appointment marks the latest in a string of several high-profile...

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Another Major Fall? Predicting Where Bitcoin Will Go Next

It’s been a relatively odd week for bitcoin, the world’s number one digital currency by market cap. At the time of writing, the asset is currently trading for just over $11,500, which is a few hundred more than where it stood just 48 or 72 hours ago.Will Bitcoin Go Up or Down?The currency has been in an up-and-down pattern over the last few days. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it also shows that bitcoin’s resilience is not exactly where we thought it was prior. Before, the currency...

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What if Banks Completely Took Over the Crypto Space?

One source appears to be suggesting that cryptocurrencies, by themselves, don’t have a chance of survival, and that if they’re going to last any longer, they will need banks to do it.Banks and Crypto: A Single Entity?Already, we’ve witnessed some huge jumps forward in the “cold war” between banks and cryptocurrency. Much like the United States and Russia did between the 1940s and the 1980s, both entities are trying to outdo the other, and show the world why they are essential and why they are...

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When Will Bitcoin Strike the $12,000 Mark Again?

Today, bitcoin is trading for roughly $11,700. This is slightly above where it was just 24 hours ago, but the big question that’s likely on the mind of virtually every crypto trader out there is, “When is $12K going to show up again?”Is Bitcoin Planning to Move Up Anytime Soon?Not too long ago, the world’s number one cryptocurrency by market cap rose all the way to $12,400 in what was easily the biggest spike the asset had seen in well over a year. However, the surge didn’t last long, which...

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Opinion: Bitcoin Has Shown Great Resilience Following Twitter Hack

Bitcoin has reached something of a pinnacle in its short, yet significant existence. Recently, the currency was put to the test through a Twitter hack that saw the overtaking of some of the highest-ranking social media accounts to lure unsuspecting victims into a digital trap, and yet despite everything that’s happened, the currency is remaining strong and resilient.Bitcoin Has Grown in Strength Despite Twitter FiascoThe Twitter hack saw the likes of former president Barack Obama, Joe Biden,...

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Opinion: Could America Ever Truly Accept a Crypto President?

Just yesterday, Live Bitcoin News reported that Brock Pierce – arguably one of the biggest figures in the crypto space – had announced a bid to run for president this year in the U.S.The Idea of A Crypto President Has Failed to Make HeadwayThe story raised many pressing questions, the first being, “Does Mr. Pierce realize just how little time he has left?” With just under four months to go before election day, the controversial crypto advocate would probably have to be Superman to put an...

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Goldman Sachs Bashes BTC, Says It’s Not a Valid Asset

Recently, Live Bitcoin News reported that financial investment firm Goldman Sachs engaged in a client call to discuss assets like bitcoin and gold. This led some to believe that the company was suddenly a fan of bitcoin, and that it saw potential in the digital asset now that the American economy was showing signs of struggle.Goldman Sachs Doesn’t Care for BTC MuchSadly, this wasn’t quite the case. Goldman Sachs is now listing several reasons as to why bitcoin “is not an asset class,” and why...

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