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Marcus Swanepoel: Bitcoin is bought for investment, not for payments

Marcus-Swanepoel-Bitcoin-is-bought-not-for-payments Marcus Swanepoel | CEO of the LUNO

Luno cryptocurrency exchange CEO Marcus Swanepoel expressed the opinion that 90% of users use Bitcoin for investment or speculation, not for payments.

In an interview with CNBC, Swanepoel said that only a small part of the first cryptocurrency users use it for transactions and payments in the real world.

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Mark Carney: cryptocurrency like Libra should become the global reserve currency

Mark-Carney-cryptocurrency-like-Libra-should-become-the-global-reserve-currency Mark Carney | The Head of The Bank of England

The Head of The Bank of England Mark Carney said the US dollar, which is the global reserve currency, needs to be replaced with a digital currency similar to Libra.

According to Carney, trade wars are detrimental to growth and disrupt multilateral cooperation, while central banks live in a world with low interest rates as they struggle to recover from inflation.

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Research: Bitcoin is best positioned to become the money of the internet

Bendik-Norheim-Schei-Bitcoin-dominance Bendik Norheim Schei | Arcane Research analyst

According to Coinmarketcap, the Bitcoin dominance in the cryptocurrency market is currently about 68%, but Arcane Research analysts believe that in reality it reaches 90%.

The researchers emphasized that the services, when assessing the dominance of the first cryptocurrency, do not take into account liquidity in the market and a decrease in the price of an asset when mass selling tokens.

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Spencer Bogart: Bitcoin will survive even during a major financial crisis

Spencer-Bogart-Bitcoin-will-survive Spencer Bogart | General partner at Blockchain Capital

Spencer Bogart, general partner at Blockchain Capital, a venture capital firm, expressed confidence that Bitcoin will become a safe asset in the long run.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Bogart noted that the risks of devaluation of fiat money would boost the Bitcoin exchange rate.

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Jeremy Allaire: people, who want to control their capital, buy Bitcoin

Jeremy-Allaire-people-buy-Bitcoin Jeremy Allaire | Circle startup CEO

Circle startup CEO Jeremy Allaire expressed confidence that Bitcoin is attracting investors as a safe asset.

At CNBC's Squawk Box program, Allaire noted that despite the recent volatility of the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin remains a popular risk hedge.

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People who are watching the daily price of Bitcoin are really missing the whole point

Mark-Yusko-People-really-missing-the-whole-point Mark Yusko | Morgan Creek Capital CEO

According to Morgan Creek Capital CEO Mark Yusko, amid the declining market for traditional assets, Bitcoin "could become a hedge against chaos."

Yusko noted that the state of the global economy is deteriorating. Against this background, Bitcoin looks like a completely safe asset and its status will only be strengthened in the near future. 

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Nicholas Colas called Bitcoin an indicator of global crises

Nicholas-Colas-called-Bitcoin-an-indicator-of-crises Nicholas Colas | Co-founder of DataTrek Research

Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, said that Bitcoin is an excellent indicator of global geopolitical and economic turmoil.

In an interview with CNBC, Colas noted that bitcoin was one of the few indicators that predicted protests in Hong Kong and the subsequent outflow of capital from the region. He also emphasized that Bitcoin has become a safe asset, just like gold.

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The largest online wallet Blockchain.com launched its own Cryptocurrency Exchange

Nicole-Sherrod-Blockchain-com-launched-Exchange Nicole Sherrod | The head the direction of retail products in Blockchain.com

The operator of the most famous browser blockchain and online wallet, the company Blockchain, announced the launch of its own Cryptocurrency Exchange.

The exchange called The PIT is already running and user registration is open on it, but the trades are not yet open. This will happen within the next two weeks.

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Mark Zuckerberg: we will launch Libra only after all issues have been resolved with the regulators

Mark-Zuckerberg-launch-Libra-after-all-issues-resolved Mark Zuckerberg | CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the largest social networking site Facebook, said the company is ready to resolve all issues with Libra's regulators.

At a conference on the results of the second quarter of 2019, Zuckerberg stressed that several years ago Facebook would launch a new product without asking permission from regulators. But now the company's policy has changed.

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US Treasury Secretary: US regulators are developing new rules for cryptocurrency

US-Treasury-Secretary-new-rules-for-cryptocurrency Stephen Mnuchin | US Treasury Secretary

According to US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, there is every reason to develop new regulations for cryptocurrency by US regulators.

Over the past few years, the presidential administration has almost completely ignored cryptocurrencies. However, Donald Trump's recent statements about Bitcoin, as well as Facebook's announcement of Libra cryptocurrency project, give a reason to assume that the regulator intends to tackle digital money in order to limit its negative impact on the financial system.

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Tim Hockey: Bitcoin has become more interesting for traders

Tim-Hockey-Bitcoin-has-become-more-interesting Tim Hockey | CEO of the TD Ameritrade

The CEO of the American brokerage company TD Ameritrade Tim Hockey said that Bitcoin has become much more interesting for traders.

"Customers often ask about Bitcoin, but in the US there are significant regulatory obstacles in order to provide the customer with the opportunity to trade cryptocurrencies. We would be glad to participate in this, but we need to make sure that risks for our clients and ourselves are insignificant," said Hockey in an interview.

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Dan Morehead: Bitcoin will reach $ 42,000 by the end of the year

Dan-Morehead-Bitcoin-will-reach--42000 Dan Morehead | CEO of Pantera Capital

According to the CEO of Pantera Capital investment company Dan Morehead, by the end of the year the rate of the first cryptocurrency could reach $ 42,000.

Speaking in the podcast Morehead said that his company adheres to the views of analysts who talk about the growth of Bitcoin, based on the trend lines. He also noted that the price of the first cryptocurrency may well exceed the mark of $ 350,000 by 2021.

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Nouriel Roubini accused the cryptocurrency exchanges in criminal activity

Nouriel-Roubini-accused-the-cryptocurrency-exchanges Nouriel Roubini | Well-known cryptocurrency skeptic

The well-known cryptocurrency skeptic Nouriel Roubini ("Dr.DOOM") said that cryptocurrency exchanges "are directly involved in criminal activity," especially he singled out the BitMEX platform.

In his report, Nouriel Roubini emphasized that it was a fraud to offer users a trade with a leverage of up to 100, collect high commissions and "drain funds from users into a kind of "liquidation fund".

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Mark Carney recognized the potential of Libra to solve some financial problems

20190712-084640 Mark Carney | Bank of England Chairman

Bank of England Chairman Mark Carney stressed that society needs to recognize the problems that Facebook is trying to solve with the help of the Libra project.

"It's way too expensive to do domestic payments. It's way too slow, and that hurts consumers and businesses. It stifles innovation, and it's far too expensive to send money cross-border, and there are huge financial inclusion issues related to that and costs related to that. So, while we are trying to address all these issues, we have to absolutely acknowledge the problem that they're trying to solve. And if it's not this, we'd better have some answers for what else it is," Carney said at a press conference.

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Mark Zuckerberg commented on the situation around the Libra project

Mark-Zuckerberg-commented-Libra Mark Zuckerberg | Facebook founder and CEO

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to dispel some public doubts that have arisen about Libra's cryptocurrency project being developed by the company.

"No company is able to create a sought-after financial system. Therefore, we only laid the foundation and hope that by the time the Libra project is launched, our association will bring together 100 co-founders, among which we will have only one vote," said Mark Zuckerberg.

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Deutsche Bank: aggressive policies of central banks led to the growth of Bitcoin

Deutsche-Bank-central-banks-led-to-the-growth-of-Bitcoin Jim Reid | Top manager at Deutsche Bank

Jim Reid, a top manager at Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany, said that the US Central Bank reduced the refinancing rate one of the reasons for the rise in Bitcoin.

"If central banks are gonna be this aggressive, then alternative currencies do start to become a bit more attractive," said Deutsche Bank's global fundamental credit strategy head in an interview with CNBC.

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Jesse Powell: This time, Bitcoin could grow to $ 100,000 and even to $ 1 million

Jesse-Powell-Bitcoin-could-grow-to--100000 Jesse Powell | General director of Kraken

Jesse Powell, general director of the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange, is extremely optimistic about the further increase in the price of Bitcoin.

"When I hear people talking about a Bitcoin "correction" I'm thinking $100k, maybe $1m. That's what's correct," he writes on his Twitter account.

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Joe Saz: After the elimination of short positions, Bitcoin will not stop

Joe-Saz-Bitcoin-will-not-stop Joe Saz | Cryptocurrency analyst and BlockTV reporter

Cryptocurrency analyst and BlockTV reporter Joe Saz believes that after the elimination of short positions on Bitcoin by $ 100 million, the growth of the first cryptocurrency can not be stopped.

"I think that this can keep going. There's nothing stopping it. I don't want to go too far into the clouds here, but there might have even been $100 million plus dollars in liquidations overnight…

I saw a lot of $10 million in short liquidations. So what does that mean? It means a lot of people were betting that we were headed down and they got completely smashed in the face. So I don't recommend to enter any short or long positions," the analyst emphasized. 

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