Amidst A Bear Market Bitcoin Still Looks Bullish For The Future
Clearly, 2018 was not a good year for virtual currencies. Bitcoin lost more than 80% of its price and other virtual currencies lost even more than 95% of their value compared to their all-time high. This does not look promising for the very short term. The bears remain in control of the market and several analysts believe that the bottom could be even lower.
However, thinking for the long term, it could be a good moment to enter the space. The technology behind virtual currencies is being embraced in many different industries and companies from all over the world are also interested in entering the crypto market.
Back in the 90’s the dot-com bubble that several analysts compare to cryptocurrencies, allowed several companies to be funded and become giant firms nowadays. Yahoo! Or Amazon are just some of these companies that are worth now billions of dollars. Several virtual currencies that are currently in the market might grow in the future and become leaders in a similar way as Yahoo! and Amazon did.
It is also important not to be the victim of a scam or fraudulent Initial Coin Offering (ICO). This would allow investors to be safe in a volatile and unpredictable market. During the last bull run, scammers and fraudsters entered the market trying to steal users’ funds, and in many cases, they were able to do it without being caught by regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
It is also possible to see that in some countries such as Venezuela, Bitcoin continues to grow as a means of payment and as a way to store funds. Moreover, other virtual currencies are also spreading in the country as a way to fight against the crisis that citizens are living there.
Venezuela is just an example, but virtual currencies can be embraced and can be very positive tools in the future to fight against populist governments or as a hedge against currency or inflationary crisis.
This is not the first time that virtual currencies are in a bear trend such as this one. In the past, it was even worse. All these times, experts were calling Bitcoin an experiment and that it was not going to last long. Nevertheless, Bitcoin has 10 years in the market and several institutions and governmental agencies are paying close attention to it.
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10,000 Retail Shops in France Will Sell Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash, Powered by Payments Giant Ingenico: Report
Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash are reportedly expanding to 10,000 points of sale throughout France.
Digycode first rolled out its crypto coupons last year. The startup says it’s now expanding to over 10,000 shops through a collaboration with Paris-based payments giant Ingenico, according to local news outlet Cryptonaute. The leading payments firm reported $2.8 billion in revenue in 2017.
“‘The deployment of Digycode is the result of a partnership between Digital Service and Ingenico, and tobacconists equipped with a Devlyx cash registerare, therefore eligible to sell our product for their customers, commented Christopher Villegas, CEO of Digital Service.”
The crypto startup will offer prepaid recharge coupons that can be purchased in three available increments – 20, 50, or 200 euro – by visiting any of the supported locations. Once a customer redeems the coupon on Digycode’s website by using a secret code, the euro is converted into crypto.The company says crypto balances will appear in the user’s crypto wallet as soon as the transaction is confirmed.
Tobacco shops are selling crypto despite regulatory uncertainty.
France’s tobacco federation was granted permission to sell crypto from the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority, according to a report from the French radio network Europe 1.
But France’s central bank is singing a different tune, saying it has not approved retail sales of cryptocurrency. In addition, the Financial Markets Authority, which regulates the country’s stock market, has issued a statement saying no company is licensed to sell crypto in stores.
Crypto-Friendly Wyoming Becomes First US State to Give Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum, Litecoin, EOS and Altcoin Owners Complete Property Rights
The Wyomng Senate passed SF125 on Thursday. The “Digital Assets” bill will now become law, granting cryptocurrency holders property rights for direct ownership of digital assets. Wyoming is the first state in the US to pass a clear regulatory framework for Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum, Litecoin, EOS and other altcoins, setting the stage for cryptocurrency investors, entrepreneurs and crypto-related businesses to flourish in the state.
The bill allows people to hold cryptocurrency without the need for an intermediary to own digital assets, and clears the way for banks to offer custodial services for cryptocurrencies.
According to the act, digital assets are considered intangible personal property.
“AN ACT relating to property; classifying digital assets within existing laws; specifying that digital assets are property within the Uniform Commercial Code; authorizing security interests in digital assets; establishing an opt-in framework for banks to provide custodial services for digital asset property as directed custodians; specifying standards and procedures for custodial services under this act; clarifying the jurisdiction of Wyoming courts relating to digital assets; specifying applicability; authorizing the promulgation of rules; and providing for an effective date.”
The bill is expected to come into effect on July 1. It also supports the advancement of tokenized securities.
Caitlin Long, co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, expects the new legislation to attract blockchain companies and talent, making Wyoming a frontrunner in the space with a clear regulatory framework designed to foster innovation and spur adoption of Bitcoin, altcoins, blockchain-based businesses, trading platforms and crypto custodial services.