Undervalued Bitcoin Will Be a ‘Multi-Trillion Dollar Asset Class,’ Says Analyst

By CCN: Bitcoin’s gains may not be parabolic, but the price is moving steadily higher. With BTC currently hovering at the $5,300 level, the mood around crypto has improved tremendously. Nonetheless, the bitcoin price continues to trade 75% below its peak. A new report by Adamant Capital suggests that the smart money represented by BTC whales is in an “accumulation” phase. This chapter reflects the “last phase of the bear market.” The firm, which runs a bitcoin alpha fund, is advising value investors that now’s the time to buy. Once…

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$1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund Crashed 40% – But Still Beat Bitcoin

Crypto hedge fund traders were not immune to bitcoin’s downright frigid bear market. Just look at Polychain Capital, whose assets under management (AUM) fell to $591.5 million at year-end 2018, according to a regulatory filing cited in the Wall Street Journal. Investors Stay Put in Polychain Capital’s Fund The San Francisco-based crypto hedge fund boasted $1 billion in assets as of February 2018, which in addition to cryptocurrency included unspent cash pledged by investors and equity holdings in companies, Fortune reports. The value of Polychain’s AUM, however, tumbled nearly 40%…

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$50,000: Crypto Guru Reveals Dizzying Bitcoin Price Target

The crypto rally has lots more runway ahead, even if the bitcoin price appears stuck. Trader and classical chartist Peter Brandt revealed his bullish prediction of $50,000 for the bitcoin price, which is currently holding steady at $5,000. Investors must exhibit some patience, however, as it won’t happen overnight. Brandt expects that it will achieve this level over the next two-to-three years based on historical patterns that are resurfacing like a reflection in a mirror. Bitcoin Price Could Surge to $50,000 by 2021 There are countless bitcoin predictions out there,…

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SEC Continues Lazy Crypto Streak by Postponing Bitwise Bitcoin ETF

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again proven its inability to make decisions regarding a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF). This time, the helpless victim waiting on the sidelines is Bitwise, which initially filed for its ETF two months ago in January. A section of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 states that the SEC can postpone a decision-making process by up to 45 days on specific filings. This 45-day period can then be extended to 90 days granted the SEC finds reasons for the extension and then…

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Crypto Exchange Launch Shows Riot Blockchain Still Clings to the Bitcoin Dream

Riot Blockchain, a former biotech firm turned bitcoin-mining company, expects to launch a regulated cryptocurrency exchange by the end of the second quarter of 2019, or June 30. The company is initially investing up to $250,000 to make this roll-out happen. Riot Blockchain made the revelations in a March 14 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company formed a subsidiary called RiotX Holdings to operate the exchange, which has partnered with software provider Shift Markets. Once the RiotX exchange goes live, its 2019 operational budget is expected to…

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Shock Court Ruling Holds Crypto Exchange Liable in Singapore’s First Bitcoin Trial

A court has ordered the unhappy operator of crypto exchange Quoine to follow through with a glitched computer transaction that allowed a crypto market liquidity provider to swap ether for bitcoin at a rate of 10 bitcoin to every ether at a time when 1 ETH was worth .036 BTC, not 10. In the Republic of Singapore’s first trial regarding bitcoin, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) issued a judgment Thursday to press Singaporean crypto exchange Quoine to execute a trade its computers allowed in error. A Crypto Exchange Error…

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Crypto Winter Freezes New York Bitcoin Mining Industry

A unique characteristic of many upstate New York cities is their low energy rates. Hydroelectric dams along the St. Lawrence river give residents electricity so cheap that many even heat their homes with it. The region made perfect sense for crypto miners during the “gold rush” days of 2017 and early 2018, and the increased demand from the Bitcoin mining industry created the problem of increased electricity demand driving up the costs. Mining Premiums & Government Action + Crypto Winter = Toxic Environment for Bitcoin Miners Some municipalities like Lake…

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4 Crypto Tax Tricks from Deloitte That Will Maximize Your Tax Return

CCN spoke to Deloitte tax partner Jim Calvin about the problems and strategies associated with cryptocurrency for his clients, particularly when it comes time for them to submit their annual tax returns. Deloitte Tax Partner Spends More Than Half His Time Working on Crypto Calvin got into cryptocurrency in 2014, when he was based in Asia. He says he began to get questions about Bitcoin from clients, and that he gained a personal interest as the first major crypto winter set in. “In places like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok,…

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