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Roger Ver: The Reality

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Roger Ver is one of the many institutional investors, about the cryptocurrency industry who have been contributing to the development of Bitcoin.

Elucidating the life of a former Bitcoin enthusiast.

 

Is Bitcoin the future?

Bitcoin in the year 2009, came up with a lot of hopes for the community members, that it would be radicalizing the financial economy, by eliminating the need of an intermediary, to send money from one part the world to another. And Bitcoin did prove to be highly successful, but in the recent days, due to significant advancements in the technology better protocols have been implemented in newer cryptocurrencies. As a direct consequence of which, more efficient cryptocurrencies are being utilized instead of Bitcoin. Even many of the institutional investors along with financial advisors have shifted their perspective away from Bitcoin, due to its inherent scalability issue.

 

 

Introduction to Roger Ver

Roger Ver is one of the many institutional investors, about the cryptocurrency industry who have been contributing consistently for the development of notably, Bitcoin. It must be noted down that, Roger Ver shifted his perspective drastically from Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash as the fork was initiated. The increase of block size from 1 MB to 8 MB was highly appreciated by him and became a staunch supporter of Bitcoin cash. Finally, he was very much frustrated with the delays in the Bitcoin network and had also started commenting negative remarks concerning Bitcoin. Ironically, he was one of the most active Bitcoin enthusiasts.

 

The early life of Roger Ver

Born on 27th January 1979, Roger Ver was living with his Christian family in San Jose, California. He was dominantly associated with investment and business. His business interests could easily be seen, in his small business of selling candies, in his school and was quite successful at his level.  His small-scale business eventually led him to buy a Ford Mustang during his high school. The business-oriented Roger Ver, fought with his father, for his dad had placed an ad in a newspaper to sell Ford Mustang.

 

 

Allegations on Roger Ver

His business-oriented mind later led to the development of a company which provided parts of computers. Initiated in 1999, the company, Memory Dealers had supplied memory modules to the companies like Cisco and Juniper. He provided them with spare parts. Later in the year 2002, he was alleged to deal with explosives which were not under his jurisdiction. As a result of which he had to spend 10 months in the federal prison. He considers it to be a personal grudge of the Commission of  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fire Explosives towards him. After 10 months of his imprisonment, he was kept on a probation period for about 3 years.

 

 

His first Bitcoin exposure

Roger Ver first had come to know about Bitcoin in February 2011, while listening to a bitcoin podcast. Followed by which, he locked up himself in a room and assimilated knowledge about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.  It was in the same year, in which he made a $25,000 investment in Bitcoin. Interestingly, the price jumped from $2 per BTC to almost $30, which instantly made him a Bitcoin millionaire. He had indirectly invested in Charlie Shrem’s, Bitinstant, as his Bitcoin investment. with the return on Investments, he further invested in various other cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects.  

 

Development concerning Bitcoin.com

In April 2014, his obsession towards Bitcoin led him to buy the domain name bitcoin.com from blockchain.info. He made use of the website predominantly for his interest, where both Bitcoin and Bitcoin cash where made available to be bought or sold. To monetize the website, and earn a significant return on investment he also initiated an online Bitcoin Casino. The website even provided with the latest news in the cryptocurrency domain and as staunch Bitcoin Cash supporter, he made use of the website in promoting Bitcoin Cash and various other Bitcoin hard forks, for his interest. The former Bitcoin supporter was now being witnessed to give negative remarks towards Bitcoin for its scalability issues.  

 

 

Secrecy of Bitcoin.com

It is also observed that Bitcoin.com has secret connections with many Chinese blockchain based companies, as many articles on Bitcoin.com pointed at the promotion of their product.

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Bitcoin institutional adoption rising: BTC price analysis

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Amidst the crypto winters which led to the price of bitcoin falling massively, institutional adoption is on a rise with many analysts predicting that the bear market was being manipulated by large institutional investors in order to buy bitcoin at the cheapest rates before the entering into the markets.

Greg Tusarm an ex Goldman Sachs executive is comparing the current situation in the cryptocurrency market as early days of equity trading according to Bloomberg. The ex Goldman Sachs executive sees a great future for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies ahead and believes that there are a lot of opportunities for businesses in the crypto space. Greg has also launched his own crypto brokerage called Tagomi Holdings which is backed by large investment firms such as Founders Fund.

Just a few days back, Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of Circle predicted that the price of bitcoin along with other cryptocurrencies will be rising tremendously in the next 3 years.

Paypal Co-founder launches Tagomi Holdings Inc

Peter Thiel, the head of ‘Paypal Mafia’ which is a group of former Paypal employees and founders who have since founded and developed companies such as Tesla motors, Linkedin, Youtube etc. has successfully launched an electronic brokerage startup Tagomi Holdings Inc. The company will help to overcome operational challenges in relation to trading digital assets such as bitcoin. The launch was announced by the company in a press release. Peter had also claimed that Bitcoin can be a hedge against economic downturns. The Founders Fund led by Peter has made huge a massive fund allocation in cryptocurrency startups all around the world.

Bitcoin Price Analysis:

BTCUSD Bitfinex 24 hour chart

BTCUSD Bitfinex 24 hour chart

After being bearish for a over a month, bitcoin started a bull run yesterday rising over $200 in just a matter of minutes. Though time volumes are quite low in comparison to last year’s trading volumes, the current volumes are quite higher than the last few months. Since yesterday Bitcoin is continuing its bullish pattern currently trading around $3641 on Bitfinex (at the time of writing). The price is expected to rise further as a major bullish pattern is formed with the new key support at $3550 (In accordance to Bitfinex Chart). The major bullish pattern line formed will most likely push bitcoin price above $4000 in short term.

 

Bears turning bullish

Market analysts who were earlier predicting bitcoin to fall below $3000 have now started to make bullish predictions stating that the price of bitcoin can soon reach its original position above $6000 where it was trading earlier before the start of the bearish trend in November this year. More and more institutional investors are buying cryptocurrencies at the current price which is the lowest price for bitcoin for more than a year. Diar has reported that more and more institutional investors are shifting to large over the counter trades for buying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies lately. The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has risen more than $12 billion in 2 days. On Monday, the total market cap was around $103 billion which today stands at around $115 billion.

 

The following article is not financial advice. The readers are advised to do their own research and analysis before making any investment decisions in the cryptocurrency markets. The following are the viewpoints of the writer and not Coinnounce.

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Seven Popular Ways to Earn Bitcoin

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Here we have enlisted some popular ways to start earning Bitcoin with the least possibilities of risks. You will discover some amazing opportunities

It has always been hard to believe that the blockchain-driven cryptocurrency is yielding a real-time value. The crypto-world is blurring the lines between the real and the virtual, therefore, now is the right time to join this virtual league of crypto-users and earn some Bitcoin. Even if you are fascinated by the idea, you must be troubled with the means to begin your journey with Bitcoin. Solving this issue, here we have enlisted some popular ways to start earning Bitcoin with the least possibilities of risks. You will discover some amazing opportunities to capitalize on the cryptocurrency trend and earn some extra bucks while coping-up with your regular jobs.

 

1. Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin Mining is one most conventional way of earning Bitcoin. Mining is the process of solving mathematical operations using a set of computer hardware and software to create Bitcoin. It is not an easy job; Bitcoin Miners need to be ultra-skilled to be successful at this job. Since a lot of miners have entered the market, it is easily noticeable that the difficulty of this job is increasing exorbitantly. Though, taking the support of external devices with better processing ability can be a relieving factor.

 

2. Micro Tasks for Bitcoin

For those looking for small-scale means, you can go for some micro-tasks that pay in terms of Bitcoin. Cumbersome efforts are not required to do these micro-jobs. They are small, easy and less time-consuming jobs which may include watching an advertisement, posting on social media, filling a survey etc. This is similar to the ordinary micro-jobs; the only difference is the pay. The payment is done in the form of Bitcoin. The pay is low but apt in terms of the time invested and the low risks involved.

 

3. Invest in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Derivatives

It is the most recent development in the bitcoin world. It is a popular investment asset providing lucrative means of making money with Bitcoin. The most common way is to buy Bitcoin and sell them after a point when the price is increased enough to turn a profit. Using this method, people have turned millionaires after the record-breaking hike in the value of Bitcoin in 2017.
Investing in Bitcoin is a new yet extremely profitable source of investment. Before selecting one of the ways, opt for a rational approach. There is an infinite potential to earn in this market but being a beginner, begin with tiny steps. It requires heavy investments to earn heavy amounts which are not usually affordable. Bitcoin Investments can be fairly profitable but nobody can take charge of the reliability. They are risk-prone investments which tend to fluctuate all the time. One mindful suggestion could be to invest while considering your personal level of risk tolerance.

 

4. Bitcoin Games and Gambling

There are abundant games available online that payout in Bitcoin. The payments are equivalent to the amounts one would get by doing the micro-tasks. They are fun and enjoyable, something that micro-tasks can never be. If you are a gaming fanatic, look out for such games and get yourself rewarded.
Casinos and in the virtual realm are called the digital casinos, same goes for betting and Sportsbet is an extension of the same concept. It uses Bitcoin as currency while the rest of the elements remain the same. However, it’s not a reliable source of money. Indulge in bitcoin gambling and betting only if you don’t mind losing your money.

 

5. Become a Freelancer and take payments in Bitcoin

Freelancing is a profession almost everyone is aware of. There are multiple platforms that help buyers and sellers to trade services. The services range from making a graphic art to creating a computer algorithm. The buyers pay these freelancers for their bit of work.
A delightful twist in the process is the introduction of Bitcoin Payments. Only a handful of sites have introduced this feature. If you have a skill that you think you can sell, join such site today!
Freelancing is a good option for various reasons. First of all, unlike mining or investing, there are no initial costs. You just have to log in, create a profile and start making gigs. Second, you can earn decent amounts. You will be paid for a skilled job, unlike the micro jobs. Third, you will get better at your work and get recognized for your work. Freelancing is a reasonable way to earn bitcoin without investing a large amount of money.

 

6. Bitcoin Blogging monetized with Bitcoin-based Advertisements

Bloggers earn through their content on their websites. They place ads in between the content and the more clicks they get, the more money they make. If you wish to earn Bitcoin by content creation, you can sign-up Bitcoin-based ad network. These networks pay in terms of Bitcoin.
The ads on the blogs match the context of the content. That is why it is always a good idea to create content that revolves around cryptocurrency. This method allows you to diversify your income stream into two. You can earn Bitcoin and Dollars simultaneously from one website.

 

7. Lend your Bitcoin

Lending is a very traditional way of earning a passive income and the now the same proposition holds true with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. ‘Peer-to-peer lending’ is an emerging form of lending which is done via online portals. It has eradicated the roles of the bank and other financial institutions. You can earn Bitcoin through loans by using one of these lending platforms. Remember that you need to have some initial Bitcoin in the first place, to begin with, this practice. Also, the default is a possibility in the lending process. Make sure that the person taking the loan is reliable enough to return your Bitcoin along with interest.

 

We thank Davey Cross for this guest post.

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Bitcoin Whale Alert: 5351 BTC transferred to Bitfinex

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Just a few hours ago, around 5351 Bitcoin was transferred from unknown wallets to Bitfinex exchange probably for selling when the bulls show up.

Bitcoin showed quite a bullish momentum today rising around $200 in just a couple of hours. Bitcoin is currently trading around $3397 (at the time of writing) according to CoinGecko. The current price is a bonus for the bitcoin whales who were waiting for the best moment to sell their holdings in the midst of crypto winters. Though bitcoin showed bullish pattern today, the market trend still seems to be bearish as market analysts are predicting that the current bounce is just an illusion which is soon going to turn into a disaster for the price of bitcoin. Seeking the best opportunity, big bitcoin whales were already ready to sell their holdings in order to gain profits when the market crashes again.


 

Just a few hours ago, around 5351 BTC were transferred from unknown wallets to Bitfinex exchange probably for selling when the short term bulls show up. Here are the details for the transactions:

 

Transaction 1: 1909 BTC

https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tx/622ddee30e9b5bbac2053ef4042d37e8ba6b2728ccdcedc85f5aac4c8a3fa9a3

 

Transaction 2: 1721 BTC

https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tx/39616ab5255bf9c58875f66431e06b4c57b4825bebb912e246585b290a8440b9

 

Transaction 3: 1721 BTC

https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tx/a9ed866dcb578155cefa2d8bce16a1b22f4ff016584f8ff131437a944025316b

 

The crypto market trend is quite bearish at the moment with the price of bitcoin crashing down from above $6500 to around $3200 in just a month of time. The small-time investors should be quite cautious while trading in such a market situation as the large whales maybe waiting for the best time to make a profit out of your anxiety.

 

The following article is not financial advice and readers are advised to do a thorough research and analysis before making any investment decisions in the crypto market which is quite volatile.

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