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Are Cryptos and Government like Water and Oil?

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Cryptos are not only good for the public but also very beneficial for governments as well. In most cases, governments are starting to utilize cryptos.

There is no denying that cryptos are nothing but a benefit to our modern lives. People use these digital assets from their many functions. These could be the transparency of companies, the anonymity in their use and overall profitability of trading them. However, cryptos are not only good for the general public but also very beneficial for governments as well. In most cases, governments are starting to utilize cryptos as a means of running banking operations or bypassing international sanctions with their use. The speed at which cryptos can be transferred completely trump the old ways, like Wire transfer, it is a much more effective way of doing business. But how exactly do governments see cryptos? Do they consider it a threat, or a boon?

 

Iran and Russia – best examples

Both Iran and Russia are currently facing a lot of sanctions from pretty much the whole world. Their political actions have caused them a lot of trouble in terms of their economies, and something needed to be done to bypass them somehow. You probably already know that businessmen don’t really care what a country has done in the past, as long as they can pay for their services. This was the case with Russia in the start of 2017 when predictions were made that their economy would continue tumbling down, the weakening of the Rubble is a testimony to that, therefore an alternative to international business was desperately needed. Same case with Iran.

 

Iran has gone as far as giving a national cryptocurrency the green light after their fiasco with Donald Trump. It’s just too hard to handle all of these sanctions and an Iranian state cryptocurrency can definitely give them a chance to breathe. The realization of the project, however, remains uncertain, as many aspects are still being discussed among the authorities.

Russians had the same idea about a potential “Crypto Rubble”, but it was quickly disregarded. You see, Russia holds a lot more authority in the world, therefore nobody could truly dare to “go all in” in terms of sanctions. This meant that Russia still had a lot of opportunities as sanctions became softer and softer, therefore the idea was scrapped at the beginning, but the fact that it was introduced is already a good indicator.

 

 China – bypassing own restrictions

China is well on its way to digitalizing most of its industries. However, this didn’t stop them from banning cryptos. However, many experts believe that the ban will soon be lifted as the government is starting to see cryptos in a new light. The fact is that the 70 companies, currently operating in the free trading zone of Guandong, have achieved quite a lot, and the Chinese government has noticed. Add that to the fact that Chinese are the least likely to use cash when making a purchase, and you have yourself a recipe for a crypto haven.

 

More to come

As cryptos continue to grow, despite their price fall in the recent past, governments are finding it un-affordable to ignore them. They are all gearing up for an actual crypto dominated future, and it can be seen. The success of Ripple-Net is also a testimony to the bright future, as banks are starting to utilize the digital assets more often. The fear that ensured bans in some countries is starting to fade away, as authorities start to actually research and learn more about cryptos. It is just a matter of time before everything switched over, but which crypto will it be?

 

No matter what you think about Bitcoin or Ripple, the cryptos that will be most prominent on a national level, will definitely be stablecoins, which the governments themselves will undertake in terms of development. So keep an eye out, you don’t want to miss the big prize.

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Tim Draper: Bitcoin Mass Adoption till 2021

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Tim Draper said in an interview with the FOX Business on 18th Day of February 2019 that the world will soon start buying coffee by using Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is considered as digital gold or e-gold which has achieved dominance in the field of cryptocurrency. Tim Draper, who is the inventor of the Billionaire Bitcoin, predicted the rapid increase in the growth of the Bitcoin or cryptocurrency in the world and said in an interview with the FOX Business on 18th Day of February 2019 that the world will soon start buying coffee by using Bitcoin. According to his prediction, the world is just 2 years away from when everybody shall start to use Bitcoin.

 

By 2023, Baristas would be laughing at people who shall make the payment of their purchase by using the currency other than the Bitcoin, Tim Draper added.

 

Even after having a large number of Bitcoins, Tim Draper has no plan to trade or sell any of his Bitcoin.

Tim Draper previously claimed and predicted that by 2022, the net value of Bitcoin will reach to $250,000 per coin. The prediction is also said to be the highest prediction coming from the industry of cryptocurrency. But Draper is still not clear on how this rapid growth will take place but he is enough confidence that there will be massive growth in cryptocurrency.

 

Recently the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey also publicized Bitcoin.

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Crypto News: Bitmain $500 million loss, Bitcoin Mining Scam, RippleNet

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Let's discuss three recent big crypto news. Bitmain losing $500 million within 3 months, bitcoin mining scam in Thailand and RippleNet adoption.

Bitmain Posts $500 million loss amidst crypto winters:

We all are aware of the bear run that has been impacting the crypto market for the last year. From the hardware elements to the software elements, every element of the crypto space has been affected by this bear run. Recently Bitmain, a mining hardware giant company indirectly posted that it lost $500 million loss in the third quarter of 2018.

Let us analyze the post posted by the Bitmain. It has earlier stated that it gained a profit of $1 billion in the first half of 2018. Further, it posted that total benefits it had by the third quarter of 2018 were $500 million. This means that if we subtract the benefits it had by the third quarter 2018 from the benefits it has by the June 2018, it clarifies that Bitmain undergoes the loss of $500 million within 3 months. This is really a big loss that the company faced from July to September 2018. Also if we talk about the revenue, it has a total revenue of $2.8 billion in the first half of 2018 and $3 billion by the third quarter of 2018. This means that the total increase in revenue of $200 million in three months.

The bear run has affected almost every organizations. The price of bitcoin went down to $2600 from almighty $19783. However, it is expected that the next bull run of the crypto space is on the way and could hit at any nearby time.

 

Bitcoin Mining Scam:

Where is a market, there is a  risk of fraud and scams. Recently, news came into light for a major scam in bitcoin mining. Victims of this big bitcoin mining scam have filed a case in Thailand. As per the sources, around 30 victims were frauded by a scam involving a bitcoin mining company named ‘CryptoMining.Farm’. The firm made fool of the 142 victims and cost them a scam of a total of $1.34 million.

Initially, the company promised to give 70% as annual return and the facility to withdraw at any time but later on, they started avoiding the facility of instant withdraw and said that they would pay in 84 installments. The installments would take 7 years to get the amount and also, the company promised to pay in form of foreign currencies which is completely against the norms of Thailand. This has costed all the victims to lose around $1.34 million. However, the technology crime branch of Thailand has filed the case and the investigation has been started.

One must require to get all the details of the crypto company in which they are investing. One should always read all the terms and conditions mentioned in the paper. And even after that if a company do these kinds of fraud, one must inform the technology crime bureau of the country.

 

RippleNet:

Recently, the second largest bank of Oman, BankDhofar has announced that it has started using the RippleNet technology for performing cross-border payments to countries like India. For the first time in the history of Oman, any bank has accepted the RippleNet for performing transactions. With this feature, the customers will be able to transfer cross-border funds using a mobile application within 2 minutes. This feature would be a great help to the Indians living in this country to transfer payments.

BankDhofar, which started in 1990, in Oman’s second largest bank. It had an amazing revenue of $28.2 million out of which the revenue itself in the year 2017 was around $2.4 million. On the other hand, RippleNet, based on blockchain technology, is an international payment provider for cross-border payment. It is a product of the third largest firm in the crypto space, Ripple XRP. RippleNet has expanded its service all across the globe and is one of the leading service providers for institutional payment.

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Apple going to launch its own blockchain soon?

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Let's discuss the recent activities made by Apple which enable us to think that this company is working on blockchain technology behind the scenes.

Bitcoin technology has created some wonders in the finance market. The craze of participation in bitcoin and blockchain technology by companies is increasing day by day. The success of these new technologies has enabled some huge companies to work and participate. Recently, JP Morgan, one of the largest financial firms in the United States also announced the launch of its stablecoinNow everyone is doubting when the tech giant Apple would launch anything related to the blockchain. Is Apple working on Blockchain technology behind the scenes? In this article, we would discuss some of the recent activities made by Apple which enable us to think that this company is working on blockchain technology behind the scenes.

 

1. Recently, Apple has submitted a filing with the SEC i.e.  Securities and Exchange Commission and it is assumed that this document contains the details about the interest that this huge organization is working on blockchain technology. We all are aware of the role that SEC plays in blockchain technology. Recently, SEC restricted the ICO for the security reasons and the birth of STOs projects was the result of this restriction. With the submission of the filing by Apple with the SEC, the rumors of Apple entering the crypto space has also become a topic to discuss. And with this news, it can’t be ignored that there is some plan in the idea of Apple company which is related to Blockchain technology and if this happens, it could be a catalyst for the crypto space in its bear market.

 

2. Also, there is news that the company chaired the internal committee and the board of RBA in 2018. The special thing about this meeting was the presence of the blockchain team. The inclusion of the blockchain team in this meeting has to lead many to assume and think that maybe the main aim of this meeting was somehow related to blockchain technology. Many trade analyst predicts that some important topics and projects related to the blockchain technology could have been discussed. And with news, the predictions and rumors that Apple is working on blockchain technology behind the scenes can’t be ignored.

 

3. Apple has also filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In this patent of application, Apple mentions creating an application which could certify the timestamps using the famous blockchain technology. As per Apple, this application can be used to create as well as storing the timestamps using the blockchain to protect sensitive elements such as SIM used in mobile phones or microSD that contains the credential and information of a person if any single node is hacked by some measure. This patent and application clearly clarify that this tech company is taking a huge interest in blockchain technology. If this patent gets cleared by the concerned committee, then it would be the first product of the Apple organization which supports blockchain technology in any means.

 

4. Competitions from other tech competitors: Slowly but for sure, many huge companies are taking interest in blocking technology. For example, Microsoft is entering in this domain by collaborating with Bakkt, Facebook just acquired a crypto company called Chain space and even the CEO of Twitter admitted to having some bitcoins and called this market as a market of future. Now, we all are aware of the competitions between these tech giants. While, one is entering in the blockchain technology, as per the perspective of competitions, the fact can’t be ignored that others would be in process of some other project in the domain. Since all other competitors of Apple are working on blockchain technology, it can be assumed that there would be some project in the mind of the blockchain team of Apple for sure.

 

With the above-mentioned points, it could be assumed that we can soon find one of the largest mobile and laptop brand, Apple launching a product based on blockchain technology or in partnership with any organization in the crypto space. If either of the predictions gets true, it would be a very positive move by Apple for the rising of crypto space as well. So, we can conclude that Yes, Apple is working on blockchain technology behind the scenes.

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