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Bitcoin Price | Coinbase President Asiff Hirji Optimistic for New Year

Crypto players from around the globe are chiming in on the direction of the Bitcoin price in 2019. Will it continue to see price crashes? Or will the current recovery continue? Better yet, has the industry had a good year and will it continue to have significance in the new year? Earlier in the week, we heard from bears, like Erik Finman who called Bitcoin “dead;” and we heard from Spencer Bogart, a Bitcoin bull, who not only said BTC will continue to rise, but that 2018, contrary to popular belief, has…

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Facebook Cryptocurrency | Is the Tech Giant Developing a Stablecoin?

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is reportedly developing a cryptocurrency that will let users send money via its WhatsApp messaging app. The new cryptocurrency would launch first in India—a country with over 200 million Whatsapp users and the world’s leader in sending money home. Facebook Cryptocurrency According to Bloomberg, the company is creating a stablecoin, a digital currency that is pegged to a fiat currency—often the US dollar. These types of cryptocurrencies are supposed to be less volatile than regular cryptos. Though not nearly at a launch stage, sources say that Facebook is…

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Western Union | Testing Ripple’s Blockchain, Will It Take on Crypto Next?

According to the president of Western Union Global Money Transfer, the company is “ready to adopt any kind of currency.” And interestingly, this includes cryptocurrencies. Western Union Ready to Adopt Odilon Almeida held an interview with Reuters Plus yesterday. Here he stated that there was no big difference between cryptocurrencies and regular digital payments, of which the Western Union has handled for years now. The president stated further: “We already operate with 130 currencies. If one day we feel like it is the right strategy to introduce cryptocurrencies to our platform, technology-wise,…

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The Crypto Donations Continue! Vitalik Buterin Donates $300K

Crypto donations are not new. They weren’t in 2017, the year of the crypto boom, nor are they in 2018. But each time they happen, whether it’s donations in cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies, it’s proof that not everyone in the crypto space is there for only themselves. Vitalik Buterin (age 24), the creator of Ethereum, was the latest to make a donation.  Crypto Donations Continue Back in May of 2018, Ashton Kutcher, alongside Ripple, donated $4 million to the Ellen Wildlife Fund. In June, Ripple gave a whopping $50 million…

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Bitcoin Gains 18% | Quinone CEO Says 2019 Will Bring New All-Time High

Despite Bitcoin’s intense price drop in recent months, some still believe it is going to turn it around next year. And there’s nothing to say it definitely won’t; in the last three days, Bitcoin has packed on 18% in gains. Sudden Gains The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap jumped from $3,181 to $3,776 in under three days, proving further that nobody can truly know where this coin is headed next. One advocate for its future upturn is Mike Kayamori, CEO of Quinone, a Japan-based crypto exchange platform. Speaking with Bloomberg TV,…

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Bitcoin Price | Spencer Bogart Says Lower or Higher, Either Way it’s Good

As we wrap up 2018, crypto players are starting to publicly come out with their Bitcoin price forecasts for the new year. Some are bearish, using the fact that BTC was nearing $20 thousand this time last year. Others, however, continue to be bullish. Spencer Bogart of Bitcoin Capital is one of the latter. Spencer Bogart Remains Bullish of Bitcoin Price In a recent interview with CNBC, when asked whether he believes BTC will hit $50,000, Spencer Bogart said yes, but maybe not as soon as bulls are forecasting. “Absolutely…

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Bitcoin Price Approached $20K in Dec. 2017 and Now It’s At $3K

In 2017, the Bitcoin price shot up. The crypto boom was in its prime and BTC, in particular, saw a rise, especially in the second half of December. When this happened, there was a rush to buy the cryptocurrency; then there was a crash. One year later, the BTC price is nowhere near where it was in December 2017. However, even though we have more Bitcoin bears emerging from the forest, there is some indication that BTC is the same asset and will continue to provide investors with the same…

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Bitcoin Price Tumbles Further | New Low for the Coin

Bitcoin price is tumbling further today, dashing any hopes of a rally that some felt was certain thanks to current extreme oversold conditions. The world’s largest coin by market cap is currently selling for $3,301.60 USD according to coinmarketcap.com. But earlier today, it fell to $3,200, representing a 15-month low for Bitcoin and not helping bulls’ hopes for a revival. This is the lowest level since September 2017. Bitcoin Price Drop In the last four weeks alone, Bitcoin has dropped 49% in price. Surely, sellers are exhausted, and Bitcoin is set to turn around.…

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Lolli App Lets You Earn Bitcoin While Shopping at Sephora and More

Do you shop frequently at Sephora? Lululemon? Walmart? If you do, a new in-browser app has emerged and wants to give you Bitcoin (BTC). CoinDesk just reported that the app called Lolli just added Sephora to their list of retailers. Earn Bitcoin (BTC) While Shopping Lolli gives shoppers cash back after they make purchases at their list of partnered retailers. The Bitcoin rewards startup told CoinDesk that it recently won over Sephora by data. Around 30 percent of Lolli’s active users are women. “We’ve gone back to a lot of these…

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Crypto Users Increased to 35 Million in 2018

As we approach the new year, it’s time to reflect on all that happened in 2018. In the cryptocurrency sector, there were a few ups and downs, more so than in 2017, the year the crypto boom took flight. But while various companies (and coins) had their share of plunges, the number of crypto users in 2018 doubled. Well, almost. Crypto Users in 2018 On Wednesday, December 12th, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance published a study detailing the number of ‘verified’ crypto users the sector gained in 2018. The…

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