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DataLight research: “Bitcoin will become the main payment system in 10 years”

DataLigh-Bitcoin-will-become-the-main-payment-system DataLight research: “Bitcoin will become the main payment system in 10 years”

Bitcoin will be ahead of other payment systems, such as Visa and MasterCard, within ten years, if the growth of the network continues at the same pace.

DataLight made such a forecast in a research comparing Bitcoin with traditional payment systems, which also included PayPal, noting the rapid development of cryptocurrency since its inception in 2009.

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Elizabeth White: "cryptocurrency will not surpass the traditional financial system"

Elizabeth-White-cryptocurrency-will-not-surpass-financial-system Elizabeth White | Founder of White Company

As stated by the head of the White Company, Elizabeth White, it is "extremely unlikely" that cryptocurrencies will be able to surpass the traditional financial system, at least at the current stage of development.

Elizabeth White emphasized that at the moment "the volume of transactions in fiat currencies is an order of magnitude greater than the volume of cryptocurrency payments," so it's too early to talk about replacing traditional money with digital assets.

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Brian Kelly: “Bitcoin's next target is $ 6,000”

Brian-Kelly-Bitcoins-next-target-is--6000 Brian Kelly | Head of BKCM LLC

The founder and head of investment company BKCM LLC Brian Kelly said that the next goal of Bitcoin was the mark of $ 6,000.

In an interview with CNBC's "Futures Now" program, Kelly said that after yesterday's sudden jump in the first cryptocurrency rate by 17% and reaching the $ 5,000 mark, the bottom of the cryptocurrency market seems to have passed.

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It's not too Late If you Learn Blockchain Finance From Now

PRESS-RELEASE-2019-Chain-Plus-Asia-Pacific-Blockchain 2019 Chain Plus Asia Pacific Blockchain New Finance Summit

2019 Chain Plus Asia Pacific Blockchain New Finance Summit (Singapore), one of the most influential blockchain summit organized by The Blockchainer is about to open on April 11-12th 2019 at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, with the prediction of 500 participants, 30+ traditional financial institutions, 80+ quality projects, 50+ investment institutions, and 50+ digital currency exchanges from worldwide. 

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Research: investments in ICO decreased 58 times over last year

investments-in-ICO-decreased-58-times Research: investments in ICO decreased 58 times over last year

According to a new "TokenData" research, ICO investment volumes in the first quarter of 2019 decreased 58 times compared to the same indicator of the first quarter of 2018.

The researchers note that in the first quarter of this year, in the course of primary placements of tokens (ICO), a total of $ 118 million collected. In the first quarter of last year, ICO projects received investments of $ 6.9 billion.

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Social Network “Vkontakte” has plans to release its own cryptocurrency

Vkontakte-plans-to-release-cryptocurrency Social Network “Vkontakte” has plans to release its own cryptocurrency

The social network VKontakte has plans to release its own cryptocurrency, but a specific decision to launch has not yet been made.

At the moment the project is supposed to create individual cryptocurrency accounts for all users of the social network. According to RNS, the news agency received a project presentation. It says that users will be able to receive cryptocurrency for time spent on the network and activity.

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Bitrefill added the ability to pay for housing on Airbnb in cryptocurrency

Bitrefill-pay-for-housing-on-Airbnb-in-cryptocurrency Bitrefill added the ability to pay for housing on Airbnb in cryptocurrency

A cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill has added a service that allows users to pay their rent through the Airbnb service with five cryptocurrencies.

The Swedish company announced the innovations on its Twitter account, saying that customers can now pay for Airbnb gift cards at BTC, ETH, LTC, DOGE and DASH. However, currently Airbnb gift cards can only be redeemed by US residents.

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Browser Extension will allow assessing the bias of tweets about Cryptocurrency

Browser-Extension-bias-of-tweets-about-Cryptocurrency Browser Extension will allow assessing the bias of tweets about Cryptocurrency

The new Browser Extension "Conflict of Interest", developed by Luke Childs, will allow users to identify cryptocurrency posts on the social network Twitter, as well as evaluate the bias of the content.

The tool, developed by Luke Childs, is available as an extension for Opera, Google Chrome and Firefox browsers. The purpose of Conflict of Interest is to reveal the accuracy of the information and the motives of those who write about cryptocurrency on the social network Twitter.

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Weiss Ratings called BTC, XRP and EOS the most promising cryptocurrencies

Weiss-Ratings-BTC-XRP-EOS-most-promising-cryptocurrencies Weiss Ratings called BTC, XRP and EOS the most promising cryptocurrencies

The independent rating agency Weiss Ratings published a report analyzing the positions of 122 digital assets. According to analysts, the most promising of them are BTC, XRP and EOS.

In the monthly report, the agency presented the results of a research of the cryptocurrency market, where all digital assets assessed in the categories "Investment Risk and Profit", as well as "Technology and Acceptance". Each cryptocurrency assigned a rating from A to F.

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Wuabit develops cryptocurrency wallet for WhatsApp

Wuabit-cryptocurrency-wallet-for-WhatsApp Wuabit develops cryptocurrency wallet for WhatsApp

The English blockchain company Wuabit has announced that it is developing a cryptocurrency wallet that will work through the interface of the popular messenger WhatsApp.

Reported that users will be able to manage transactions using a chat bot by simple commands, for example, "send 0.05 BTC to Vera". Wuabit representatives also said that the first phase of product development is already at the final stage.

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Tim Draper proposed Argentina to declare Bitcoin as a national currency

Draper-proposed-Argentina-to-declare-Bitcoin Tim Draper | Venture investor

Venture investor and famous cryptocurrency enthusiast Tim Draper advised the president of Argentina to legalize Bitcoin in order to improve the economic situation in the country.

The American venture investor reportedly met with Argentine President Mauricio Macri last week to discuss the economic outlook for a Latin American country.

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Patrick Byrne: Blockchain revolution «bigger than the Gutenberg press»

Patrick-Byrne-Blockchain-revolution Patrick Byrne | Head of Overstock

The head of the American retail giant Overstock Patrick Byrne emphasized the blockchain's potential in the economy and said that in the future the invention of this technology would be equated with the creation of the Internet.

According to Patrick Byrne, the blockchain revolution we are currently seeing will be more important for future generations than the invention of the first printing press or the creation of the Internet.

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Investors estimated Bakkt platform at $ 740 million

Investors-estimated-Bakkt-platform-at--740-million Investors estimated Bakkt platform at $ 740 million

Investors at approximately $ 740 million estimate the cryptocurrency platform Bakkt, created by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange.

During the first investment round of Series A, held in December last year, Bakkt collected $ 182.5 million to develop a platform that aims to attract institutional investors to cryptoassets. A probable valuation of $ 740 million suggests that Bakkt's owner, Intercontinental Exchange, has sold up to 25% of its shares to outside investors, including Galaxy, Pantera, Microsoft and Starbucks. Until now, the public catering giant has not made any investments in the site.

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Head of BitMEX: “the price of Bitcoin will reach $ 10,000 this year”

Head-of-BitMEX-price-of-Bitcoin-will-reach--10000 Arthur Hayes | Head of BitMEX

The head of the major cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX Arthur Hayes believes that the "cryptocurrency winter" is over and the course of Bitcoin this year will reach $ 10,000.

Hayes expressed the opinion that the recovery of the cryptocurrency market will start at the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year. However, he believes that the market will be quite difficult to go beyond the already formed side channel.

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Craig Wright has filed 155 patent applications in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency

Craig-Wright-patens-blockchain-and-cryptocurrency Craig Wright has filed 155 patent applications in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency

The famous "patent troll" Craig Wright has already filed 155 applications for patents in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Australian engineer and entrepreneur Craig Wright, who repeatedly presented himself as Bitcoin's anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto, filed 155 patent applications in two years, according to The Next Web (TNW).

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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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