Bitcoin Can Be a Hedge During Persistent Liquidity Crises: Grayscale

By CCN Markets: Global financial crises are on the rise, thrusting bitcoin into the spotlight. Legendary investor Warren Buffett called bitcoin “rat poison squared,” but it turned out to be nectar, nevertheless. The world’s largest cryptocurrency’s valuation jumped approximately 47 percent between May 5 and May 31 to close the month nearly $8,500. The same period witnessed the U.S. market’s benchmark indicator, the S&P 500, drop by approximately 6 percent. The bitcoin price was on a tear in May. | Source: TradingView Analysts called the bitcoin price surge a net…

Binance Says It’s Launching a US Exchange With FinCEN-Registered Partner

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, is launching a U.S. division. The Malta-based company said Thursday it is setting up Binance US, a new trading platform specifically targeting U.S. customers, in partnership with a firm called BAM Trading Services. The platform will be operated by BAM, while using Binance’s wallet and matching engine technologies. The exchange did not provide a firm timeline for the launch. The move would represent the first formal entry into the U.S. market by Binance, although residents have already been able to access its trading…

Bitcoin (BTC) Ranging, Will Warren’s View Change After July?

Bitcoin (BTC) ranging but up 4.4 percent Adoption depends on the level of BTC awareness Unrelated, Justin Sun may clear any lingering doubt if he successfully convinces Warren Buffet to pour his billions into blockchain and crypto. It will be a momentous breakthrough. Justin will be lauded, perhaps immortalized. However, Bitcoin will be the biggest beneficiary, given its liquidity and popularity. Currently, it is up 4.4 percent and ranging with caps at $8,500. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Crypto, and Bitcoin, in particular, is unique. Founded by principles fronting independence and…

Ripple’s Expansion Strategic, xRapid Adoption Pivotal

Ripple (XRP) prices constant Luiz Antonio Sacco will lead Ripple’s ambitions in South America As part of their expansion plans in South America, Ripple is acquiring the services of Luiz Antonio Sacco. He will spearhead their initiative, implementing Ripple’s strategy. XRP is stable at press time, adding a paltry 1.4 percent in 24 hours. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals Employing XRP as a facilitator, xRapid does two things. First, it lowers transaction costs while simultaneously hastening settlement. Secondly, it eliminates intermediaries like banks. The reason for this is because of xRapid’s…

This Bitcoin Chart Destroys the Argument That BTC Can’t Be Money

By CCN Markets: Every skeptic says the same thing: the bitcoin price is too volatile to be a real currency.  And they’ve got a point. Bitcoin’s huge swings make it risky as an investment and difficult as a day-to-day payment method. But it’s slowly changing. As more money flows into bitcoin, it’s becoming less volatile. And that means it’s becoming better money. Extreme daily bitcoin price movements are much rarer than in the past. | Source: Fernando Nieto As you can see, the graph shows extreme daily price movements are…

Bitcoin Holders’ Profits Equal that of Coinbase’s Accredited Investors

Bitcoin has returned an equal amount of profits to retail investors than a cryptocurrency startup has delivered to its accredited investors in the past five years. The world’s largest cryptocurrency in early May closed above $5,000, which roughly brought its return-on-investment (ROI) up by 40,000 percent since early 2013. In the same time frame, Coinbase, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, swelled its Series A funding of $6.1 million to roughly $8 billion, also noting a 40,000 percent jump. Bitcoin Price Briefly Surged By Over 40,000% Between Early Q1…

Google Trends Bitcoin Searches, a Key Price Indicator, Turn Mega Bullish

By CCN Markets: On June 7, Coin Street News (@CoinStreetNews) shared a chart on Twitter that could have serious implications on bitcoin’s price action. The account specializes in technical analysis of cryptocurrencies and other assets. They posted a Google Trends chart and revealed that “there are more people searching ‘bitcoin’ now than during the 2013 bubble.” The tweet also noted that the year-over-year data for the search term “bitcoin” has gone up for the first time in the past year. Coin Street News noted the significant rise in the search…

Italy’s Terrifying Currency Scheme is Insanely Bullish for Bitcoin

By CCN Markets: The Italian government is mulling the decision to issue a “parallel currency” in a move that could plunge the eurozone into crisis – and provide the best case yet for mass bitcoin adoption. In the same week, the Italian deputy prime minister proposed a tax grab on cash and valuables stored in safety deposit boxes. These crisis policies expose deep cracks in the fiat monetary system. The move prompted money historian Rebecca L. Spang to call for a new foundation of money. “The time has come for…

14 Banks, 5 Tokens: Fnality’s Expansive Vision for Interbank Blockchains

The Takeaway: With $63.2 million in fresh funding from 14 banks, Fnality is building tokenized versions of five major fiat currencies. The digitized fiat would be fully collateralized by cash held at central banks and is meant to solve the “cash on ledger” problem faced by other financial blockchain projects. The consortium says it is open to working with JPMorgan, whose JPM Coin project has similar aims. Fnality’s tech partner, Clearmatics, is building these systems on a private version of ethereum. Fnality International is building the missing link in the banking…