Bitcoin Price Increases and Forecasts Are Shattered

By Moris Beracha.-

Some cryptocurrency research analysts predicted that in 2019 these crypto assets would keep a downfall trend and in the best of cases would hold a steady price.

However, April 2 marked a major rise in bitcoin’s Price, which seems to represent new capital injection to the rest of the altcoin market.

Just 24 hours before the aforementioned day, bitcoin was traded towards the USD 4.150; then, in less than one hour, it reached USD 4,850 and dropped to USD 4,750, but at the moment of writing this article BTC is traded at USD 7,924.10.

As most cryptocurrencies, there is still a high correlation between the traditional assets market and bitcoin and this token is the most liquid cryptocurrency in the market. The crypto market is benefiting from this rise.

So far, there are unclear reasons for this sudden increase of bitcoin’s price. Some media have related this increase to fool jokes and fake news on the approval of a BTC EFT in the US market, but it seems that this rise is caused by market dynamics.

Bitcoin’s price has been on a steady rise for three months, but in comparison to this same date last year, those who could afford to buy at that time are still losing over 30%.

A report, authored by Adamant Capital founders Tuur Demeester and Michiel Lescrauwaet, argues several reasons for optimism on the future of bitcoin.

The report highlights that bitcoin is in a heavy accumulation phase with a volatility drop, after showing a major decline in December last year.

Likewise, Adamant states that bitcoin is very likely to head lower in a cycle that seemed auspicious.

“We think bitcoin has entered the accumulation phase of the bear market and has recovered from capitulation; bockchain data show holders are looking at long-term horizons again, according to our drawdown and volatility analyses,” suggested the report by Adamant Capital.

These results suggest that bitcoin is the strongest cryptocurrency and is here to stay for many years.

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Venezuela expands its cryptocurrency portfolio

By Moris Beracha.-

The Venezuelan government has carried out a massive advertisement campaign nationally and internationally, to promote its crypto asset called “Petro”, which has taken center stage, since it is used and anchored to the local currency and accounting unit in the finances of the South American nation.

Not only is the referred token commercialized in the country, which is backed by the huge oil reserves, but also digital entrepreneurs have decided to develop new cryptocurrencies that allow Venezuelans to protect their money in the face of a serious economic crisis that could not be controlled by the administration of President Nicolás Maduro.

In this sense, the head of the Venezuelan Association of Cryptocurrency (Asonacrip), José Álvarez, has stated in different media “there is a modest number of successful developments beyond the petro in Venezuela.”

It should be noted that in addition to bitcoin, dash and the bolivar, Venezuelans have other alternatives at their disposal, and some of them already work, with cases of their use in real life.

Here is a list of private cryptocurrencies that will give people something to talk about in 2019:

Bolivarcoin: It is a Venezuelan virtual currency created by Satoshisimon Bolivarmoto. It was born in 2015 and is based on the Bitcoin culture, aimed at maintaining anonymity, speed of transactions and financial freedom. The philosophy of Bolivarcoin is to follow the ideals established by other altcoins and adapt them and make it more user-friendly by creating a campaign on social networks to inform about its benefits and uses.

ArepaCoin: According to its developers, this cryptocurrency has as its main objective the recognition of Venezuelan bread: the arepa. Arepacoin is algorithm (SCRYPT), hybrid, PoW / PoS / PoS is 3% per year offering a currency of low inflation and organic growth.

OnixCoin: “It’s a digital currency focused on privacy, with instant transactions and an open source. It allows you to keep your finances private, similar to cash,” it says on their website. This crypto that “anyone can extract or buy” currently costs 0.002914 USD. It has a market capitalization of $ 312,048 and is ranked 957 on the Coinmarketcap platform.

PerlaCoin: Although there is not much information about the development of this cryptocurrency, on twitter we could find that it is a project that was established in Margarita Island and it is a token for tourism in Venezuela. “We want to use the advantages of blockchain technology and the legalization of crypto-assets to boost tourism and associated trade, mainly in Nueva Esparta and the Insular Territory of Miranda.”

Undoubtedly, all these cryptocurrencies can be used as a method for inflation protection, since several of them offer very low commissions when compared to bitcoin and people can have access to buying and selling in local currency.

In addition, the Venezuelan crypto can be used for sending and receiving remittances, buying and selling goods and services, covering a wide spectrum both nationally and internationally.

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Do you know how to protect your cryptocurrencies?

By Moris Beracha.-

The bitcoins and the main cryptocurrencies in the market were designed with some important security patterns, which make them quite difficult to steal.

The fundamental aspects of cryptocurrencies include protecting user privacy, avoiding asset theft and avoiding harmful practices such as double spending.

However, there are some failures that are sought out by hackers, which allow them to take over and empty some accounts, leaving losses, in some cases, of thousands or millions of dollars.

According to the Bit2me cryptocurrency and blockchain academy, about a billion US dollars in Bitcoin have been stolen to date.

They recall the thefts in Mt Gt I and II, for a total of 769,408 bitcoins; the 173,655 bitcoins seized by the FBI when closing Silk Road; the robbery known as “Pony” Botnet, which stands out due to the number of machines involved, and which amounted to a total of US $ 220,000 in various types of cryptocurrencies that currently exist.

Given the latent threats, some experts in digital security make the following recommendations to have a safe and well-protected investment:

1.- Manage your own passwords. Leave the cryptocurrencies as little as possible in the hands of third parties and adopt measures regarding the pishing.

2.- Update software, antivirus and wallets.

3.- They recommend encrypting private passwords, for example, of the purses, with passwords or pins. Also, to make it difficult to decipher them, it is convenient to use complex passwords to encrypt.

4.- The use of password managers can be interesting, but it is necessary to write them somewhere else in case you lose access to the manager.

5.- If you decide to use online services, it is advisable to use double authentication or double security level.

6.- In case you use offline wallets, the best advice is to back them up and store them in different places. If any of them allow it, it is convenient to encrypt them.

7.- If wallets are used, it is advisable to confirm if they are HD or not. In the first case, it may be enough to backup the seed. In the second, it is convenient to switch to HD wallets, and, in the meantime, back up each transaction.

With these 7 steps you will be able to keep your cryptocurrencies safe and it is always necessary to be updated regarding security information in order to make hackers work harder.

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Mining with GPU, a way to earn cryptocurrencies with little effort

By Moris Beracha.-

Different companies that manufacture computer hardware and electronic components have launched campaigns to offer their users, a kind of “passive” mining that will allow them to make profits in cryptocurrencies with very little effort.

The decision is basically due to the resounding fall in the prices of the main digital currencies, which have hit hard the assets of these companies.

Given this reality, the Taiwanese company Asus, has decided to take action on the matter, specifying an alliance with Quantumcloud to develop a software that allows users of its gaming equipment, to mine cryptocurrencies while our GPU is at rest.

To date the Asian technology giant has not offered details of how this tool will work and they have not explained which cryptocurrencies can be mined through it.

Although the Quantumcloud website ensures that users of their application “will not get rich quickly,” they argue if they can get some money while the computer’s GPU is in sleep mode.

Different specialists in the field believe that this initiative will not have any kind of benefits for companies, since whatever is collected, in their opinion, will be insignificant given the large losses recorded in 2018.

This Asus initiative would join modalities such as mining bitcoins and ethereum with a computer using “Minergate” that does not require special equipment or high computer skills and in addition, many describe the experience as a “fun” experiment.

Although this type of mining is not at all profitable, it is very important to know that companies are concerned and working to keep the issue of cryptocurrencies afloat, which could give a long life to these digital assets that today are suffering a losing streak.

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Russian investors continue betting on cryptocurrencies

By Moris Beracha.-

Article published in: http://www.medium.com

2018 was a negative period for some of the world’s most important cryptocurrencies. The value of Bitcoin, Ethereum, LiteCoin, Ripple among many others, dropped over the previous year and a large number of investors lost millions of dollars.

However, countries such as Russia still maintain their hopes in digital assets and despite the price crash, the interest in cryptocurrencies remains.

According to financial consultant Olga Prokhorova, the new generations of entrepreneurs are looking to make some kind of investment with tokens, because they trust that this will be the future.

In an interview with the news channel of Federal Press, the also representative of the “International Financial Center”, cited data from a study published by the University of Cambridge suggesting that the number of users with identity to perform some type of transaction in the cryptocurrency ecosystem has grown to more than 35 million worldwide.

The study also shows the increase in transaction volumes in P2P exchanges, such as the local currencies of countries that have experienced a currency crisis. Russia, which has gone through a financial crisis in the past, was included in this group of nations led by Venezuela, which is currently overwhelmed by the worst economic crisis in its history.

It should be noted that according to some specialized portals such as Coin Dance, the weekly volumes of Localbitcoins in Russian rubles have followed an upward trend since the spring of 2018, from the year’s low of around 740 million rubles in mid-March (approximately $ 10.6 million) to well over 1.2 billion rubles (almost $ 18 million) in the last full week of December.

It is also important to mention that some cryptocurrency global trading platforms are opening offices in Russia, such as “Huobi”, which launched a Russian-language website.

Finally, it is still less possible the issuance of a local currency by the Russian government, as Venezuela did with the “Petro”, due to the statements released by different political personalities including Vladimir Putin himself, who has ruled out, for the moments, this kind of move in the Russian economy.

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First purchase with Bitcoin turns eight years

By Moris Beracha.-

Last Tuesday marked the eighth anniversary of the first purchase made with bitcoins: two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins. At the time of the first purchase of pizza, the most important cryptocurrency was worth only a few cents.

Laszlo Hanyecz, the first buyer of the pizzas, became a legend among the early Bitcoin miners. Today, he is known as the man who squandered a number of assets that are currently valued at $ 82 million.

At that same price around 6.5 million pizzas of $ 12.50 each could be brought.

According to the ElFinanciero.com, Bitcoin Pizza Day has become a celebration of how much the price of cryptocurrency has soared, even after falling from its record earlier this year.

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Can your computer mine Bitcoins?

By Moris Beracha.-

Since the arrival of Bitcoin, computers now have another function: to make small amounts of money with cryptocurrencies. However, mining is not as simple as turning on a computer.

Your computer hardware is a key factor when mining and will make the difference between making money with cryptocurrency or even losing money.

Computer Hoy explains that to mine Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency your computer must be permanently solving algorithms that will limit the processing capacity of your hardware. The more efficient it is in solving those calculations, the greater the reward.

In the case of bitcoins, one or several high-end graphic cards are required to increase mining capacity and computational processing of the computer.

To know if the capacity of a hardware is profitable for bitcoin mining, the internet has calculators that will help any user. It is recommended to visit the NiceHash profitability calculator, one of the easiest options to check the profitability of your PC for bitcoin mining.

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