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The Potential Wrapped Bitcoin Has On Ethereum & Bitcoin

The Potential Wrapped Bitcoin Has On Ethereum & Bitcoin
Wrapped Bitcoin is a new innovative token which aims to bridge the gap between both the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains. Working as a joint venture between BitGo, Kyber Network and Republic Protocol Wrapped Bitcoin was launched on the 26th October 2018. The new Bitcoin ERC20 token will bridge the worlds of the two leading crypto assets in the idea that it will basically allow Bitcoin to be traded against other assets on Ethereum-based decentralised exchanges, bringing liquidity from Bitcoin to Ethereum and allow for a whole new suite of Ethereum enabled Bitcoin applications. As stated by CryptoGlobe: “In a significant departure from other kinds of asset-backed tokens such as USD stablecoins - which have come under fire for their perceived lack of transparency - the project aims to ensure transparency by ‘minting’ and burning the tokens in a way which is publicly verifiable on both the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains.” In a recent interview the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, Loi Luu discussed the project its origins and what its potential impact on the crypto economy is. One of the first questions Luu was asked was if Kyber and Republic are sourcing all the initial Bitcoin liquidity for launch and if he has an estimate for the amount of Wrapped Bitcoin issued at launch: “We will for sure provide initial liquidity, but we expect other merchants or partners will also do the same. I can't speak for others, but Kyber side will provide at least 1 Million USD worth of Bitcoin.” After being asked where the highest demand for Wrapped Bitcoin will be after the launch Loi Luu said: “Decentralized exchanges and other financial protocols like Dharma, Compound finance and index funds. Would you like more exchanges and custodians to join? For example, Coinbase as they have a DEX product, bitcoin liquidity and a custody solution of sorts, would they be a partner or do you see them as a potential competitor?” Last but not least, Luu was asked if he thinks this will increase the value proposition for Ethereum and Bitcoin: “Absolutely, WBTC helps achieve the best of both worlds: bring the most popular cryptocurrency (in terms of market cap and trade volume) to Ethereum and allow it to be programmable with expressive smart contracts on Ethereum. “ What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think down below in the comments!

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FinHub arm of The SEC set to become an independent office

FinHub arm of The SEC set to become an independent office

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  • In an announcement, the securities and exchange commission and their financial technology team will soon become an independent office. 
  • Launched two years ago, the strategic hub for innovation and financial technology from the SEC has been the forefront of securities regulation.

In an announcement that was revealed earlier this week on the 3rd of December, the United States securities and exchange commission and their financial technology team will soon become an independent office. Launched two years ago in 2018, the strategic hub for innovation and financial technology (otherwise known as FinHub) from the SEC has been the forefront of securities regulation.

This sidearm for the SEC has been clearly quite busy the past few years as it goes after numerous initial coin offerings and other related things to the crypto industry.

Valerie Szczepanik, the leader of the hub for innovation will now be reporting directly to the chairman of the commission. For now, that is Jay Clayton who is set to stand down from his position next year but speaking on the matter, he said:

"The SEC is committed to innovation in our markets, consistent with our time-tested regulatory framework. Our action to establish FinHub as standalone office furthers our commitment to facilitate the introduction of new technologies for the benefit of investors and the efficiency and resiliency of our markets. The agency is fortunate to benefit from Val's expertise and deep knowledge in the areas of innovation, financial technology and investor protection, and I’m pleased she will continue to lead FinHub as its first director."

Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, Bill Hinman said:

"Not surprisingly, FinHub has thrived under Valerie's leadership. This move to enhance FinHub's role in leading and coordinating policy across all SEC Divisions and Offices will benefit market innovators and strengthen investor protection."

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Willy Woo: $200,000 for BTC next year is “Conservative“

Willy Woo: $200,000 for BTC next year is “Conservative“

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  • Well-known analyst and crypto commentator, Willy Woo has recently given some bullish predictions on the leading crypto coin.
  • Many people are very excited as bitcoin hitting $300,000 by the end of next year is “not out of the question“.

Well-known analyst and crypto commentator, Willy Woo has recently given some bullish predictions on the leading crypto coin.

Many people are very excited for the leading cryptocurrency to reach $20,000 before the end of this year but that could be seen as just a dent in the grand scheme of things as bitcoin hitting $300,000 by the end of next year is “not out of the question“ according to the expert.

Over the course of 2020, bitcoin has been appreciating in value by more than 175%. In March, the coin was priced somewhere in the $3000 range but now, we are looking at $18,000/$19,000 at the least.

But the analyst believes that it still has more room for further gains for the coin. 

The price point of $200,000 is seen as “Conservative“ to the analyst.

The analyst has been well known to be bullish over the past few weeks. He has even predicted that XRP, the token from the San Francisco company ripple, will have an exciting year despite having a lacklustre one in 2020.

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Nigel Farage turns to crypto buff - believes bitcoin is the best anti-lockdown investment

Nigel Farage turns to crypto buff - believes bitcoin is the best anti-lockdown investment

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  • Nigel Farage may be a controversial figure in the world of politics from the United Kingdom but has recently said that he has gone “full crypto“.
  • Farage discussed all things related to the world of cryptocurrency with Sam Volkering, an editor at Southbank investment research.

Nigel Farage may be a controversial figure in the world of politics from the United Kingdom but has recently said that he has gone “full crypto“.

At the end of last week, Farage took part in a video interview where he discussed all things related to the world of cryptocurrency with Sam Volkering, an editor at Southbank investment research.

Speaking in an interview, Nigel said that the Government's “funny money“ is being printed in the UK at a rapid pace in order to keep up with the economic crisis that has occurred throughout the world due to coronavirus. 

Furthermore, the two talked about the basics of cryptocurrency and answered numerous questions on the basics of crypto-assets such as bitcoin such as how to buy bitcoin and where the money goes when you invest.

He concluded that because Fiat currency is failing throughout the world, including the United States, this is important to understand what crypto is and how to use it as payment.

Interestingly, he referred to bitcoin as the best “anti-lockdown investment“.

Farage recently launched his Reform UK party in the country to oppose the other major political parties including the Conservatives and Labour.

For a long time now, journalists and experts have predicted that Farage would be 12 turn to crypto one way or another.

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3 Ways Kenyans Use Bitcoin in 2020

3 Ways Kenyans Use Bitcoin in 2020

Bitcoin peer-to-peer (P2P) trading volume in Africa reached an all-time high in August, according to publicly accessible peer-to-peer exchange details. The introduction of the M-Pesa in Kenya has also accelerated Kenyans investing in bitcoin because of the easy bitcoin to MPESA conversion facility.

After March, when most countries started enforcing lockdowns, Bitcoin has become more resilient and has risen by more than 18 trillion over the last year, according to Paxful. This digital platform allows consumers to create deals and ask for a competitive price for Bitcoin.

There has been a significant surge in bitcoin trading volumes worldwide, fuelled primarily by coronavirus-induced lockdowns since many people operate from home.

Demand for Bitcoin has mostly been seen across significant emerging and border markets, with Sub-Saharan Africa seeing the fastest growth. On the Paxful marketplace, Nigeria and Kenya have emerged as the leading countries with the most massive volumes, followed closely by Ghana.

For example, in August, Kenyans exchanged Bitcoins worth $8,104 million on Paxful, and the number is much higher when you add data from other exchanges.

 A sense of uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrency keeps Kenyans back from engaging in the current broad distribution of capital. Ten years after its introduction in 2007, bitcoin and cryptocurrency are no doubt a fleeting fad.

More than $200 billion in value has been generated in only the beginning of a transparent alternative finance framework. Much as anybody would download a mobile app and link to the internet without waiting for permission.

You can purchase, sell, swap, keep, and store cryptocurrencies in Kenya today as long as you do not violate any current rules.

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For instance, you need a blockchain wallet, an app that lets you store, email, and receive digital assets. There are hundreds of choices to pick from online, android, and apple stores such as bitcoin, mycelium, and coinomi.

If you download and install one, the next move is to protect your wallet if you forget your password or lose your computer. Any citizens who overlooked backups as a protection measure fell victim to sophisticated hacks. Attach a solid pin and back up your 12-word password to help you bring your bitcoin back in the worst-case situations.

One way is for representatives of the Blockchain Association of Kenya to broker bitcoin and crypto-assets locally. Another choice is to head over to an anonymous peer-to-peer platform where you can trade daily cash for digital properties.

How are Kenyans utilizing Bitcoin?

Using Bitcoin as a tool for investment

Many people see bitcoin as a potential bet. With its small supply cap of 21 million coins (expected to be hit in 2140) and the current low bitcoin price, there are plenty of ways to make a fast profit from trading in bitcoin.

There are many other options to utilize bitcoin as an investing tool. Investing in bitcoin should be part of a long-term strategy, rather than an effort to create fast gains and losses. Bitcoin is only at the relatively early stage of growth, having been around for just six years. There is also a long way to teach people about bitcoin, which provides an investing potential on its own.

Using Bitcoin for educational expertise

Bitcoin's fundamental aim has always been to teach people about the value of the blockchain. And how to reclaim complete ownership of their lives, not just from a financial viewpoint, but also through the way people utilize utilities, networks, technologies, and most fundamentally, how they look at the planet.

Bitcoin's educational expertise reaches beyond finance and technology. The promise of blockchain technologies and bitcoin 2.0 is far-reaching. If you grasp the functionality of bitcoin and blockchain, dear reader, you would also learn regarding its potential in other areas of daily life.

Consider for a second, for example, if a plurality decision might be reached, perhaps without depending on the equation's human factor. Digital voting, negotiating and amending contracts, signing and saving papers, and revamping peer-to-peer transfers are only a few indicators of bitcoin's educational opportunities by unlocking the blockchain's potential.

Spending bitcoin to fulfill basic needs

Bitcoin is an automated means of payment, one of the main explanations that so many people are drawn to this virtual currency. Over the last two years, more and more locations have begun to embrace bitcoin payments as an alternate payment method due to cheaper rates, instant transfers, and little chance of theft or chargebacks.

As a result, bitcoin is becoming a feasible method of payment, both digitally and in-store, at different locations across the world. The bitcoin ecosystem is often used to transfer funds across the globe, which ensures that trading is vital in holding the ecosystem alive.

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