Kyle Chapman, a partner of the tech venture capital company Cosimo Ventures stated that if a recession happens Bitcoin will likely survive it but Ethereum would very much suffer. As for Ripple, it will remain unaffected and this prediction is what we are reading about in today’s altcoin news.
Chapman believes that a recession won’t hurt bitcoin because of its decentralized nature and because of its independence from the stock market’s cyclical movements. However, the Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell believes that there won’t be a recession in the US anytime soon. Other economists agree with the statement.
As for the crypto market, Chapman says that Bitcoin can become a safe-haven asset while its price could increase during an economic crash. He stated:
“Faced with a recession, Bitcoin may serve a market function similar to that of a safe-haven commodity, rather than an equity, due to its inherent scarcity and decentrality. Bitcoin, by design, is not intended to be used as a foundation on which developers could build a platform or enterprise. Because its supply is not controlled by any one person or entity, it’s more likely that Bitcoin will perform independently of broad market pressures.”
On the contrary, Ethereum is expected to underperform during a recession because it is closely related with the equity markets than other cryptocurrencies. Also, ETH follows the stock market trends. Chapman continued:
“Because Ethereum is a developer-focused blockchain, it’s very much dependent on how many companies use the Ethereum platform to build their projects. If those companies were to go out of business, Ethereum’s relevance and, subsequently, its price, would undoubtedly be affected.”
As for Ripple, XRP would be unaffected by the recession because it is more alike as a medium of exchange that operates independently on the market:
“Because XRP functions outside the purview of mainstream markets, it’s certainly reasonable to believe that XRP would act independently in the event of a recession.”
Chapman believes that the recession is not really close yet. However, the digital asset industry should expect it because it’s overdue for one. If this happens, Chapman says that this is a good thing for the industry since when a disruption happens, wheat is separated from the chaff.
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“Blockchain can change the world if we let it. […] Our nation pioneered the Internet. We use smartphones all day every day to move money, to buy goods and services, to share our innermost thoughts, and participate in public life. So it’s pure cognitive dissonance to believe that we cannot extend this further into our democracy and our economy.”Another presidential candidate Andrew Yang is also accepting crypto donations but he is slowly losing his support after tweeting that ‘’cash is king.’’ Both of the candidates are a long-shot in the race against Trump but they are hoping to get the vote of the crypto community. Swalwell offers broad ‘’support’’ for the blockchain technology and Yang has an entire policy platform based on the idea of crypto. As mentioned in the coming altcoin news, Swalwell will not accept corporate ‘’PAC money’’ in his campaign. Politicians were quick to demand a well-regulated and established crypto economy while there was almost no improvement in the regulatory sector in the country. The nature of the federal government towards cryptocurrencies has made other countries become the perfect crypto hub for crypto companies. Experts around the world think that a summary ban on crypto could increase the prices for cryptocurrencies and the demand would also increase. However, the more things are urging to change, the more nobody does anything about the crypto climate.
AT&T Telecom Giant Starts Accepting Bitcoin Payments For Your Phone Bills
‘’We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services [and] we have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer.’’Currently, crypto payments are only limited to bill payment and AY&T didn’t explain whether the customers will be able to use their crypto to purchase smartphones and other accessories online or at the stores. All of the customers who are interested in making a crypto payment should simply select the BitPay option as a preferred payment option when they login to their accounts or simply go through the myAT&T app. As reported in the latest cryptocurrency news previously, AT&T is not the first US-based titan corporation that started accepting crypto payments. Some of the companies that allowed this option include Overstock, Subway, Shopify, Expedia and Microsoft which only makes up the small percentage of multinational corporations which accept crypto payments. Recently, Whole Foods and other major food retailers started accepting bitcoin through a third-party payment partnership. AT&T telecom giant and its dominance on the market and brand recognition in the telecom sector will surely make a positive influence on the market for the entire crypto sector, not just bitcoin. As we can expect, not everyone is thrilled about the new decision of the company. For example, Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano tweeted the news earlier and expressing his support and a number of skeptics bombarded his tweet disagreeing with him and the aT&T announcement. However, this decision is expected to increase the level of mass adoption for Bitcoin but we could also expect to see some movements in the price for the cryptocurrency giant as well.
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