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Tom Lee: 2019 will be the year of Bitcoin recovery

Tom-Lee-2019--the-year-of-Bitcoin-recovery Tom Lee | Co-founder at Fundstrat Global Advisors

Tom Lee, co-founder and chief financial analyst at Fundstrat Global Advisors, said in an interview with CNBC that the Bitcoin trend would change to bullish in August of this year.

Despite the fact that in December last year, Lee promised no longer to make predictions about the prospects for the cryptocurrency market. The market still could not resist and said that after 5-6 months, there should be a reversal of market trends.

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Niall Ferguson: “I was very wrong” when I criticized Bitcoin

Niall-Fergusony-wrong-when-I-criticized-Bitcoin Niall Ferguson | Author of the book "The Rise of Money"

The cryptocurrency skeptic and author of the book "The Rise of Money" Niall Ferguson admitted that he was wrong when he criticized Bitcoin and blockchain technology, calling them "a complete illusion."

"I was very wrong," Ferguson said. "Wrong to think there was no … use for a form of currency based on blockchain technology."

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Jay Clayton: “ETHEREUM and cryptocurrencies similar to it could lose the status of securities”

ETHEREUM-could-lose-the-status-of-securities Jay Clayton | SEC Chairman

The chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, said that ETHEREUM and similar cryptocurrencies could eventually lose the status of securities.

In June 2018, the head of the SEC corporate finance division, William Hinman, stated that the decentralized structure of the Ethereum network does not allow for proper application of securities laws to this cryptocurrency. At that time, some saw in Hinman's statement an important step towards eliminating uncertainty in the regulation of digital assets, while others thought that was not enough.

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CFTC Chairman: “the blockchain is able to prevent the global financial crisis”

CFTC-Chairman-the-blockchain-is-able-to-prevent-the-global-financial-crisis Christopher Giancarlo | CFTC Chairman

Blockchain could change the financial world during the global financial crisis in 2008.

This opinion was expressed by the Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Christopher Giancarlo, speaking at the fourth annual DC Blockchain Summit in Washington. According to him, the use of the blockchain would change the response of the regulators at that time.

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Vitalik Buterin: “Ethereum will solve the problem of limited Bitcoin functionality”

Ethereum-will-solve-the-problem-of-limited-Bitcoin-functionality Vitalik Buterin | Co-founder of Ethereum

Co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin said that when creating his project, he planned to solve the problem of the limited functionality of the first cryptocurrency.

In his interview, Buterin compared Bitcoin with a push-button calculator, which does only one thing, but does it well. However, Ethereum, in his opinion, is more like a smartphone that can run many different applications, including a calculator.

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Jamie Dimon: “Over time, JPM Coin will be available for a wide number of consumers.”

Jamie-Dimon-JPM-Coin-will-be-available-for-consumers Jamie Dimon | Head of JPMorgan

The head of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, said that JPM Coin, which was recently announced by the bank, will become available to the general consumer.

"JP Morgan Coin could be internal, could be commercial, it could one day be consumer," Dimon quotes the CNBC.

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John Carvalho: “There is no need to launch a Bitcoin ETF”

John-Carvalho-There-is-no-need-to-launch-a-Bitcoin-ETF John Carvalho | PR Director at BitRefill

Director of Public Relations at BitRefill, John Carvalho, expressed the opinion that ETF for Bitcoin is not necessary.

"I don't think Bitcoin "needs" an ETF. I'm not sure it will be the catalyst for new money that people hope for either. If a person or entity wants exposure to Bitcoin, they already have options. I'm also not a big fan of large central custodial pools of Bitcoin, it's a recipe for disaster," said Carvalho.

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Brian Armstrong: “$500M in assets under custody now and growing”

Brian-Armstrong-500M-in-assets-under-custody-now-and-growing Brian Armstrong | Head of Coinbase Exchange

The head of Coinbase Exchange, Brian Armstrong, said that the Coinbase Custody service is popular and holds more than $ 500 million in digital assets.

According to the top manager of one of the world's largest Cryptocurrency Exchanges, such attention to the storage service of cryptocurrencies and digital assets shows that institutional clients are more and more interested in the cryptocurrency industry.

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Andy Singleton: “nobody buys security tokens”

Andy-Singleton-nobody-buys-security-tokens Andy Singleton | Founder of Aboveboard

The market for tokenized securities (STO) is lifeless: current offers suffer from poor liquidity and inadequate information disclosure, which reduces demand from investors.

This opinion was expressed by the founder of Aboveboard Andy Singleton. In the article "The real STO market outlook: near death" he states that, despite "a team of non-existent startups," who "announce infrastructure and publish transactions for sale, no one actually buys them."

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Tim Draper: "cryptocurrency will force out ordinary money in five years"

Tim-Draper-cryptocurrency-will-force-out-ordinary-money-in-five-years Tim Draper | Venture investor and well-known cryptocurrency enthusiast

Venture investor and well-known cryptocurrency enthusiast Tim Draper said that you should not succumb to despondency, because cryptocurrency has a great future - in five years digital assets can force out fiat currencies.

Draper has always been much more optimistic about the future of Bitcoin than other industry players and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. He believes not only in Bitcoin, but also in the potential of the entire cryptocurrency industry.

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Brian Kelly: “Bitcoin is undervalued by 50%”

Brian-Kelly-Bitcoin-is-undervalued-by-50 Brian Kelly | Head of BK Capital Management

The head of BK Capital Management and the popular cryptocurrency expert Brian Kelly expressed the opinion that Bitcoin is undervalued by 50%.

According to Kelly, the year 2019 will become more successful for cryptocurrency than 2018. However, before the courses go up, the price of the first cryptocurrency may drop to the level of $ 1.5 thousand. He noted that the market has repeatedly dropped to similar values.

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Mike Novogratz: “institutional clients are preparing to enter the cryptocurrency market”

Mike-Novogratz-institutional-clients--to-enter-the-cryptocurrency-market Mike Novogratz | Former hedge fund manager

Mike Novogratz, a well-known cryptocurrency enthusiast and founder of the Galaxy Digital investment bank, believes that large institutional investors will start investing in the cryptocurrency industry next year.

"All the architecture that institutions need to feel comfortable with this is being put in place. You're going to start to see custody come online" through the middle of March, paving the way for the "smart money" to enter in a serious fashion," he said.

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Founder of Blocktower Capital: the expression “blockchain is not Bitcoin” does not make sense

Founder-of-Blocktower-Capital Ari Paul | Founder of Blocktower Capital

CFO and co-founder of Blocktower Capital investment company Ari Paul said that although people say that blockchain is not Bitcoin, he believes that the real turning point will come when people realize that Bitcoin is more than blockchain, and it can create a new wave of using cryptocurrencies in real life.

"Bitcoin blockchain is first generation technology with limited throughput and features.

BTC can be used on other protocols and networks. The Lightning Network is a layer 2 protocol that allows for numerous fast and cheap BTC transfers that settle to and are secured by the Bitcoin network. People may also use sidechains, drivechains, and other L2 or L3 solutions.

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Launch of the Telegram Open Network is possible in March

Launch-of-the-Telegram-Open-Network-is-possible-in-March Pavel Durov | Head of Telegram

Yesterday, the network did not receive officially confirmed information that was allegedly provided by one of the investors in the Telegram Open Network project (TON). Sources claim that the submitted document contains actual data on the readiness of the project.

At the very beginning of the document, the approximate start-up period for the finished network TON is indicated - March of the current year. Previously it was assumed that the launch will take place at the end of January, however, expectations did not materialize due to the fact that "the company took more time to create additional algorithms."

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Changpeng Zhao: “sooner or later, Amazon will release its own cryptocurrency”

Changpeng-Zhao-Amazon-will-release-its-own-cryptocurrenc_20190204-085445_1 Changpeng Zhao | Head of Binance

The head of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, Changpeng Zhao, expressed confidence that the largest online retailer Amazon eventually release its own cryptocurrency, which will be used to buy and sell goods.

In his tweet, Zhao noted that companies doing business on the Internet need to integrate cryptocurrency as a means of payment for their clients. He stressed that using cryptocurrency for payments is simpler and cheaper than traditional fiat money.

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Head of Pantera Capital: The fundamental factors of cryptocurrency have increased markedly

Head-of-Pantera-Capital-The-fundamental-factors-of-cryptocurrency-increased Dan Morehead | Head of Pantera Capital

Dan Morehead, the founder and head of Pantera Capital, an American investment company, stressed that he no longer worries about the future of the blockchain technology, as he did during the fall of the market in 2014 and 2015.

"I think the underlying fundamentals are much much stronger than they were in the 2014-15 crypto winter," Morehead expressed his opinion in an interview with former Forbes editor Laura Shin.

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Luc Nosek: “the initial mission of PayPal was to create a global currency …”

Luc-Nosek-the-initial-mission-of-PayPal-was-to-create-a-global-currency Luc Nosek | PayPal co-founder

PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek during his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos said that the project team initially planned to create a digital currency that would have technological advantages similar to cryptocurrencies, namely independence from banks and the government.

Answering a question about whether PayPal and WeChat Pay solved a problem related to online transactions, or perhaps cryptocurrency can deal with it, Nosek said:

"Many people don't know this, but the initial mission of PayPal was to create a global currency that was independent of interference by these, you know, corrupt cartels of banks and governments that were debasing their currencies. "

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BitTorrent ICO Crowdsale on Binance passed in 18 minutes

BitTorrent-ICO-Crowdsale-on-Binance-passed-in-18-minutes Changpeng Zhao | Binance CEO

Yesterday, a BitTorrent Crowdsale (BTT) took place on the Binance Launchpad platform, which caused an unprecedented stir and ended in just 18 minutes. It was also the first large-scale ICO on the TRON platform.

The campaign was carried out in two stages: the first one lasted 13 minutes and 25 seconds, during which time 23.76 billion BTT were sold at a price of 0.00001824 BNB per unit; in the second stage, 35.64 billion BTT were sold at a price of 0.00447261 in 14 minutes 41 seconds. In just two of these sessions, 962 cryptoinvestors (340 in the BNB session and 622 in the TRON session) invested more than $ 7 million in the project.

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