Crypto Market Predictions for 2019 – Important Launch Dates & Events

The market is currently bottoming out, the SEC is cleaning up the market by going after exchanges and ICOs and low quality projects getting weeded out. However, 2019 is gearing up to be a big year for Crypto! We have many launches and events scheduled that could catapult the market into a Bull Run! Below are the major launches that are confirmed with their respective dates and timelines as well as the sources. Bakkt Launch - Powered by ICE, Starbucks and Microsoft, Bakkt will offer physically backed Bitcoin Futures. It will also provide institutional…

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Major Institutional Moves in Crypto – ErisX, Nasdaq, Poloniex & Voyager

On Tuesday December 4th, 2018 we got major news of multiple institutional moves in crypto. This is a great sign as it shows the growing interest and potential of this new asset class. In this bear market when weak hands have left the big money is setting up shop and filling their bags. Below is summary of each of the updates. ErisX ErisX said it has raised a total of $27.5 million from investors including Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures, Bitmain and ConsenSys. In October 2018 we got news that TD Ameritrade would be backing…

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Intel And Asus Are Gearing Up For Crypto Mining

Two major computer solutions companies, Intel and Asus, are getting into crypto mining. With some Bitcoin miners having to close their doors recently due to the drop in crypto prices it is very surprising that both Intel and Asus are entering the space. This goes to show that many of these folks are looking toward the future growth of the market as crypto becomes more mainstream. The 2018 bear market has been a year of progress in the build out of the infrastructure of the crypto industry. This past week Intel won a patent…

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Fidelity Digital Assets To List Top 5-7 Cryptos In Planned Expansion

In October 2018, Fidelity announced it would be launching an institutional cryptocurrency trading and storage platform called Fidelity Digital Assets. Fidelity is one of the five largest financial services providers in the world, maintaining some $7.2 trillion in client assets. Now it is looking to expand its crypto asset platform to include trading services for the top five to seven cryptocurrencies aside from the confirmed Bitcoin and Ethereum listings. Tom Jessop, head of Fidelity Digital Assets, spoke about the planned expansion at the Block FS conference in New York on November 29th. “I think there is…

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Nasdaq Stock Exchange Is Making Plans To List Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2019

According to Bloomberg, the Nasdaq Stock Exchange is reported to be moving ahead with their plans to list Bitcoin Futures starting in Q1 of 2019. This confirms the news we heard earlier in the year where the Nasdaq Exchange was thinking about this, but it seems their plans are more solidified now. It is another signal of the crypto market growth that is ahead as Bakkt will launch on January 24th, 2019, Fidelity and TD Ameritrade's ErisX will also launch in 2019 and the SEC approving a Bitcoin ETF could also take place in…

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Ohio To Be The First U.S. State To Accept Bitcoin Payments for Taxes

The state of Ohio is about to make a ground breaking adoption of Bitcoin by accepting it as a form of payment for tax payments. (Source: WSJ) In this coming week businesses will be able to make payments in Bitcoin, individual filers to follow eventually. The process involves a new site Ohiocrypto.com which will serve as a cryptocurrency tax payment portal. The site breaks down in full detail how to start the process in three easy steps: Tell us who you are (register if you aren't already) Enter tax payment info Pay with cryptocurrency (payments…

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The Current State, Manipulation & Future of Crypto with Ronnie Moas of Standpoint Research Interview

Interview with Ronnie Moas who is the founder and CEO of standpoint research. Discussion includes the following topics: Overview of Ronnie's background and service that Standpoint Research provides Current state of the crypto market Recent downturn in the crypto market Manipulation in the crypto market Bitcoin price prediction Opportunity of investing in crypto Ronnie's philanthropy and charity work

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