‘Expert’ Says Startups Should Go All-In on Blockchain

By CCN: Bernhard Schroeder, an educational director of entrepreneur programs at San Diego State, implores entrepreneurs and investors to focus on the blockchain, rather than Bitcoin. In a new editorial today in Forbes. Schroeder classifies Bitcoin as a speculative investment which may or may not work out long-term, but lauds the merits of blockchain, which he describes as “a serious technology.” The Resurrection of the ‘Blockchain, Not Bitcoin’ Brigade Schroeder believes that “the real potential” for blockchain technology will emerge from the companies who decide to build on it. Hundreds…

Bitcoin Beats Other Cryptos in ‘Smarter’ Bull Market, Says Billionaire Investor

By CCN: Mike Novogratz, the billionaire CEO of Galaxy Capital and a former hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group, believes alternative cryptocurrencies, or altcoins, will be outperformed by bitcoin in the bull market. Not this time. Market getting smarter. $btc will outperform. — Michael Novogratz (@novogratz) May 19, 2019 The statement of Novogratz comes after the bitcoin price risen by more than 115 percent year-to-date against the U.S. dollar, leading the crypto market to add $124 billion to its valuation. Will bitcoin continue to outperform altcoins? Historically, altcoins have…

Coinbase’s Education Rewards Program ‘Earn’ Expands to Over 100 Countries

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has expanded its Earn program to 103 countries. Now users from the U.S., U.K., much of the EU, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan can sign up to earn cryptocurrency rewards for learning about the tech, Coinbase announced in a blog post on Friday. The full list of supported nations can be seen here. Coinbase Earn was launched last December, and rewards users in cryptocurrency for completing various educational tasks, including watching videos and taking quizzes. “The rationale behind Coinbase Earn is that…

Bitcoin News Summary – May 20, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. Crypto markets this week reached their highest level since August of 2018. Markets then corrected downwards, however, sentiment is still bullish, with major news networks covering the resurgence of crypto. Bitcoin, Ethereum, BCH, and Gemini exchange’s US Dollar-based stablecoin can now be used to purchase goods from Starbucks, Whole Foods, Nordstrom and many more retailers. The US-based payments service, Flexa in collaboration with Gemini confirmed that their new crypto app, Spedn, will enable instant crypto payments in participating stores. It…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Targets Additional Gains: Dips Remain Supported

Bitcoin price started a fresh increase after forming a support base above $6,900 against the US Dollar. The price gained bullish momentum above $7,400 and settled above the key $7,650 pivot level. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $7,610 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains well supported on the downside above $7,600 and it could soon break $8,200. Bitcoin price is positioned nicely in the positive zone above $7,600 against the US Dollar. BTC could correct…