‘The Dollar Is Going to Self Destruct’: Talking Bitcoin With Ron Paul

Dr. Ron Paul was into sound money before it was cool. Before he became an initiate in the Austrian school of economics, he served as a flight surgeon in the United States Airforce and as a private practice OBGYN in Texas. Proselytized by the works of Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand, Paul decided to run for Congress in the ’70s following the termination of the Bretton Woods agreement — an international pact that was the dollars final, albeit tentative, tie to the gold standard. Nixon’s decision to withdraw from…

US Bank Say Bitcoin (BTC) is a Bubble, Will Price Fall?

Bitcoin (BTC) in range mode JP Morgan Strategists say current prices echo those of late 2017 and could burst After analyzing Bitcoin as a commodity, JP Morgan strategists now say there is a divergence between actual and intrinsic values and that Bitcoin echoes the spike of Dec 2017. In their view, the only correction is a drastic reduction in price against analysts’ projections. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Analysts believe that the dilapidating winter of last year is over. In six weeks starting from early April, Bitcoin (BTC) prices have been…

‘Expert’ Says Startups Should Go All-In on Blockchain

By CCN: Bernhard Schroeder, an educational director of entrepreneur programs at San Diego State, implores entrepreneurs and investors to focus on the blockchain, rather than Bitcoin. In a new editorial today in Forbes. Schroeder classifies Bitcoin as a speculative investment which may or may not work out long-term, but lauds the merits of blockchain, which he describes as “a serious technology.” The Resurrection of the ‘Blockchain, Not Bitcoin’ Brigade Schroeder believes that “the real potential” for blockchain technology will emerge from the companies who decide to build on it. Hundreds…

Banks Love Ripple (XRP), Demand Could Drive Prices $0.80

Ripple (XRP) up 27.3 percent Brad Garlinghouse says Ripple ready to work with banks and regulators In an interview with Recode Decode podcast, Brad Garlinghouse once again reiterated their will of working with regulators and not against them. Meanwhile, prices are stable with XRP trading below Q1 2019 lows. Fundamentals By design, Ripple Inc solutions are meant to meet the demands of Banks and financial institutions. That is a goal Brad Garlinghouse is working towards achieving. Although there are regulatory challenges, especially on the interpretation of whether Ripple (XRP) is…

Banks Love Ripple (XRP), Will Demand Drive Prices to 80 Cents

Ripple (XRP) up 27.3 percent Brad Garlinghouse says Ripple ready to work with banks and regulators In an interview with Recode Decode podcast, Brad Garlinghouse once again reiterated their will of working with regulators and not against them. Meanwhile, prices are stable with XRP trading below Q1 2019 lows. Fundamentals By design, Ripple Inc solutions are meant to meet the demands of Banks and financial institutions. That is a goal Brad Garlinghouse is working towards achieving. Although there are regulatory challenges, especially on the interpretation of whether Ripple (XRP) is…

South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Post Highest Fiat Influx

An average bitcoin investor in South Korea has dumped more fiat money than the one in other countries, reveals CryptoCompare. The London-based data analytics firm found that cryptocurrency exchange BitHumb has received over $16 billion worth of fiat money in April 2019. The firm further noted that Upbit, a BitHumb-rival, posted the second-best influx of fiat-based capital at around $7.5 billion in the same month. At the same time, US-based exchanges Coinbase, Gemini, and Kraken paled in comparison, posting capital injections between $1-5 billion each. South Korean Crypto Market Attracting…

Japan Struggles to Regulate Online Gambling

Despite Japan’s reputation for being one of the most welcoming nations for fintech, online crypto gambling has struggled to take off in light of the country’s strict regulation. In late March, the blockchain-based, decentralized application (DApp) platform Tron announced that it would block gambling DApps in Japan, bringing the issue of regulating crypto gambling back to public attention. Cointelegraph takes a look at the legal and cultural approaches to gambling in Japan, along with how developers believe attempts to halt crypto gambling can only last so long. Tron complies with…

Coinbase’s Education Rewards Program ‘Earn’ Expands to Over 100 Countries

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has expanded its Earn program to 103 countries. Now users from the U.S., U.K., much of the EU, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan can sign up to earn cryptocurrency rewards for learning about the tech, Coinbase announced in a blog post on Friday. The full list of supported nations can be seen here. Coinbase Earn was launched last December, and rewards users in cryptocurrency for completing various educational tasks, including watching videos and taking quizzes. “The rationale behind Coinbase Earn is that…

The Key to Institutional Investment Growth?

Registered custodial services, which are common in traditional investment classes, have been on the rise in the digital asset sphere, including for cryptocurrencies. Branding China Group (BC Group) has recently unveiled its plans for an insured custody service specifically for cryptocurrencies. A conglomerate with a diversified portfolio of blockchain-focused businesses in marketing communications and technology, believes its custody service removes one of the key barriers that have prevented professional traders and institutions from adding digital assets to their portfolios to date. Leading United States crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Targets Additional Gains: Dips Remain Supported

Bitcoin price started a fresh increase after forming a support base above $6,900 against the US Dollar. The price gained bullish momentum above $7,400 and settled above the key $7,650 pivot level. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $7,610 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains well supported on the downside above $7,600 and it could soon break $8,200. Bitcoin price is positioned nicely in the positive zone above $7,600 against the US Dollar. BTC could correct…