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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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Starbucks will introduce Bitcoin payment for coffee by the end of the year

Starbucks-will-introduce-Bitcoin-payment-for-coffee Starbucks will introduce Bitcoin payment for coffee by the end of the year

Cryptoanarchists dream of buying a cup of coffee for Bitcoin is getting closer to realization. Perhaps, by the end of the year, Bitcoins will be able to pay off in the world's largest network of coffee shops Starbucks.

This will be possible thanks to the cooperation with the Bakkt platform, which has not yet been launched, in the creation of which Starbucks takes an active part.

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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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Samsung Galaxy S10 will support BTC, ETH, COSM and ENJ

Samsung-Galaxy-S10-will-support-BTC-ETH-COSM-and-ENJ Samsung Galaxy S10 will support BTC, ETH, COSM and ENJ

New details about the cryptocurrency wallet built into the Galaxy S10 have become known. It turns out that the cold storage of the smartphone will support only four currencies and only two of them - large.

Reported that of the large coins, the cryptocurrency wallet will support Bitcoin and Ethereum. In addition, Galaxy S10 will be able to store coins Enjin Coin and Cosmo Coin. These are Korean projects based on the Ethereum blockchain. Enjin Coin is designed for gamers, and Cosmo Coin is associated with the beauty industry.

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MyEtherWallet will start converting cryptocurrency into Fiat without verification

MyEtherWallet-will-start-converting-without-verification MyEtherWallet will start converting cryptocurrency into Fiat without verification

A popular wallet for Ethereum MyEtherWallet in collaboration with the Swiss company Bity will provide users with the opportunity to exchange cryptocurrencies for fiat without a verification procedure.

Bity provides cryptocurrency services to residents of different countries and serves a network of cryptomattes in Switzerland. The possibility of withdrawal of cryptocurrency in Fiat without verification is possible under the local law on combating money laundering.

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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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SEC Begins Considering Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application

SEC-Begins-Considering-Bitwise-Bitcoin-ETF-Application SEC Begins Considering Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun the process of reviewing an application for a change in the rule that will allow listing Bitcoin ETF proposed by Bitwise Asset Management and the NYSE Arca exchange.

The proposal itself was published in the Federal Register on February 15, which leaves authorized personnel 45 days to make an initial decision on approval, rejection or further extension of the time frame for consideration of the application. The SEC has a total of no more than 240 days to make a final decision on whether to approve or reject the proposal.

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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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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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Binance will open local cryptocurrency units in 10 jurisdictions

Binance-will-open-local-cryptocurrency-units-in-10-jurisdictions Binance will open local cryptocurrency units in 10 jurisdictions

The popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance is trying to enable every inhabitant of the planet to buy new rapidly developing assets. The first such initiative — the launch of a crypto-fiat unit in Uganda last October — was not particularly successful and raised a number of questions, but the second was much more convincing.

This week, Binance introduced a new trading platform on the island of Jersey, through which residents of the European island will be able to buy Bitcoins for euros and pounds. The new site based on the infrastructure of Binance, but framed as a separate company.

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BitPay company reported record revenue in 2018

BitPay-company-reported-record-revenue-in-2018 Stephen Pair | Co-founder and CEO of BitPay

BitPay, one of the largest payment blockchain providers in the world, announced a new record reached in 2018. The company processed payments in the amount of more than $ 1 billion and again showed record income.

In addition, Dish Networks, HackerOne, and the Ohio State Government have joined the payment network. The B2B division showed record numbers and grew by 255%, as many law firms, data centers and manufacturers in the IT industry connected to bitcoin reception.

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Binance launches a fiat-to-crypto Cryptocurrency Exchange

Binance-launches-a-fiat-to-crypto-Cryptocurrency-Exchange Changpeng Zhao | Binance CEO

Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume, launched a new exchange on the island of Jersey, a British self-governing dependency. On Wednesday, the company announced that thanks to the new exchange, users will be able to trade Bitcoin and Ethereum against the British pound and euro in Europe and the UK.

"Binance selected Jersey for its highly developed digital infrastructure, robust regulatory framework, and world-class financial services sector," said Wei Zhou, chief financial officer of the exchange.

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Google Ads blocked advertisements with the word "Ethereum"

Google-Ads-blocked-advertisements-with-the-word-Ethereum Google Ads blocked advertisements with the word Ethereum

Serbian startup accelerator Decenter reported that the Google Ads contextual advertising service blocked all advertisements containing the word "Ethereum".

Such blocking began on January 8, 2019. According to Decenter, only ads with the word "Ethereum" got under the blocking; all other words from the field of cryptocurrencies, including "Bitcoin", "ICO" and "EOS", were not blocked. At the same time, an advertisement with the word "Ethereum" is blocked with the wording "This advertiser has not been approved to place an advertisement in your location."

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Jeffrey Gundlach: “the price of Bitcoin will reach $ 5,000”

Jeffrey-Gundlach-the-price-of-Bitcoin-will-reach--5000 Jeffrey Gundlach | Head of DoubleLine

Despite yesterday's volatility in cryptocurrency markets and a noticeable drop in the price of Bitcoin, well-known digital currency critic Jeffrey Gundlach said that in the near future the price of the first cryptocurrency will reach $ 5,000.

In an interview with CNBC Channel, Gundlach, who is the head of DoubleLine, which manages assets of $ 200 billion, noted that risky investors could make easy profits if they turn to Bitcoin trading.

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Winklevoss Twins predicted a $ 7 trillion capitalization of the cryptocurrency market

Winklevoss-Twins-predicted-a--7-trillion-capitalization-of-the-cryptocurrency-market Winklevoss Twins | Founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange

During the session of questions and answers on the Reddit portal, the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange - brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss predicted that in the future the capitalization of the cryptocurrency market would exceed $ 7 trillion.

According to the twins, the evolution of technology in the future will change the trade, financial system, Internet and cash. They stressed that the process would not be easy and perhaps not very successful, but the brothers believe that technological revolutions will create new rules and this will lead to success.

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Weiss Ratings: in 2019, the price of Bitcoin will reach a record maximum

Weiss-Ratings-Bitcoin-will-reach-a-record-maximum Weiss Ratings: in 2019, the price of Bitcoin will reach a record maximum

With the advent of the New Year, a large number of forecasts regarding cryptocurrency rates appeared. Last year, many forecasts did not take into account the "bearish" trend, which dominated the market throughout 2018 and led to a fall in Bitcoin price by more than 80%. The beginning of this year was marked by the forecast rate of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, published by the independent agency Weiss Ratings.

According to the Weiss Ratings forecast, 2019 foreshadows the growth of Bitcoin popularity. The international rating agency expects that more and more people will consider cryptocurrency as a store of value, and Bitcoin will finally become stronger in its status of digital gold.

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