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Major Contributor Behind Bitcoin’s Codebase Answers Questions About The Creation Of Cryptocurrency

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Meet Jeff Garzik – one of the earliest contributors to the Bitcoin codebase and later a lead developer at BitPay. In the latest crypto news, we have Garzik and his attempt to reveal something that everyone of us is asking themselves – who created Bitcoin?

The truth is, no one knows, and even Garzik is clueless about this. In an interview with Bloomberg, he spoke to his suspicions of the actual creator of Bitcoin. Basically, Garzik’s theory revolves around Nick Szabo, Adam Back and a group of people involving these people as the major contenders for the title of Satoshi Nakamoto.

Currently, there are a lot of people who believe that the Australian outlier Craig S. Wright who is spearheading the Bitcoin SV (“Satoshi Vision”) hard fork in 6 days is actually the person behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.

Garzik told Bloomberg that his “personal theory” revolves around Dave Kleiman who is a Florida man who passed away in 2013 and whose estate is currently engaged in a lawsuit against Craig S. Wright – as the man behind Bitcoin.

Wright had worked with Kleiman, who was a computer security expert. As one report reveals:

“Kleiman and Wright had allegedly acquired these coins by mining them through W&K Info Defense Research LLC. The ownership structure of W&K is in dispute, though Kleiman’s estate claims that he was either the sole owner or held it in partnership with Wright. Either way, they claim that Wright stole at least 550,000 BTC, or 1.1 million if W&K was wholly owned by Kleiman.”

As Garzik notes, this is where the dots connect and paint a picture of Kleiman being Satoshi. The self-taught coder, according to Garzik, “was someone who was very, very smart, but not a classically trained software engineer.”

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Bitcoin 30-Day Trading Volume Hits Records High Of $770 Billion

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Bitcoin 30-day trading volume reached a record high back on June 26 but the indicators are still managing to keep the record level in terms of monthly volume as we can read in the latest cryptocurrency news below. The number one cryptocurrency is trying to break past the support level at $9,000 and the trading volume is keeping a steady level. This shows that the bears are very strong and the number one cryptocurrency on the market has still not found the temporary low yet. According to the data from CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin’s trading volume from June 17 to July 16 was standing at $769.8 billion which was the biggest 30-day figure recorded. The daily average for the same period was about 25.6 billion. In comparison, the daily average volume year-to-date stands around 42% lower which is at $14.8 billion. The monthly volume figure from the recorded daily high that was reached on June 26 was over $45 billion. The lowest daily volume figure was also in June at more than $15 billion. Year-to-date, January has been the worst month regarding the Bitcoin price and the trading volume since the latter indicator was at 167.3 billion over the month with a $5.4 billion daily average. Despite the current high-level monthly volume recorded, bitcoin is far away from the traditional forex market which has an average daily turnover of over $5 trillion since 2016. It is worth to mention that the volume data from Coinmarketcap does not include the volume from BitMEX which boosts the highest bitcoin trading volume. The users at the exchange are allowed to engage in margin trading which means that the volume figures are slightly distorted and the platform’s XBT/USD pair is acting more like a derivative product than something else. BitMEX total trading volume in the last 30 days was standing at 207.2 billion and it was mainly driven by XBT/USD. Over the past week, the exchange has liquidated over $1 billion of long positions against the $174.4 million. This could impact the position on Bitcoin’s current price and could expect to extend the losses of the asset even further. The Bitcoin 30-day trading volume is expected to also increase steadily as noted in the altcoin news previously.
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Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio Makes A Bullish Prediction For BTC

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Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio, the billionaire investor, and hedge fund manager initially predicted that gold will become a major investment option during the ‘’paradigm shift’’ in the global markets. However, he forgot at that time about bitcoin, so let’s find out what he thinks now about this crypto asset in the latest cryptocurrency news below. Dalio explained in a LinkedIn post that many people have invested in stocks and equities which is why this asset class is in danger of reaching a major drop in returns. In order for people to balance out their portfolios, they will have to turn to assets such as gold. He explained:
 “Additionally, for reasons I will explain in the near future, most investors are underweighted in such assets, meaning that if they just wanted to have a better balanced portfolio to reduce risk, they would have more of this sort of asset. For this reason, I believe that it would be both risk-reducing and return-enhancing to consider adding gold to one’s portfolio.”
The Bridgewater founder advocated that gold is the only right option to choose for everyone that is looking to diversify their portfolio just in a time where most of the world seems to be investing in equities. This is not the only reason why Dalio believes that gold will witness a major surge in inflows. According to him, the global conflicts and the depreciating value of money will force them to go on the way back to safety. Gold will be the only asset to choose from for all the investors that are looking to store their wealth at a time when the central banks are trying to keep the interest rates low. Dalio’s comments could make sense a decade ago when bitcoin was first launched. Gold is universally considered to be a safe-haven asset that the investors buy in order to protect their wealth in difficult times. Bitcoin, on the other hand, is gaining the confidence of institutional investors and there are only a few people who believe that the cryptocurrency will replace the gold. Dalio somehow forgot that the times have changed and bitcoin is now considered as the perfect replacement for gold as noted in the coming altcoin news previously.
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Bear Euphoria Continues As Bitcoin Plummets Below $10,000

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The coming altcoin news and Bitcoin news too show a negative decline in the crypto markets, leading to billions of losses on a weekly level. The bear euphoria managed to 'steal' away more than $60 billion over the past 7 days and Bitcoin is now down by more than 26% in the same period. The recent tumbling of Bitcoin's price of 15% triggered the altcoins to post new losses too. Instead of optimistic targets, the latest cryptocurrency news show bearish targets - with the one of $8,800 that is currently in sight. Since the weekend, the bear euphoria made BTC dump more than 30% as the selloff accelerates. From an intraday high of $10,750 seen yesterday, Bitcoin is now at $9,500 losing a lot of its value in the past 24 hours. A very slight recovery has made BTC fix its sentiment and go from $9,260 to $9,500 which is the price point at press time. We can definitely attribute the decline to the latest altcoin news where Facebook's Libra is a main point of interrogation and investigation from the US Treasury Secretary. On top of this, it seems like Trump's comments on Bitcoin accelerated a further decline in the long run - despite the House Representative Kevin McCarthy who admitted to 'liking Bitcoin'. This did not stop the bear euphoria as the slide back to four figures resumed. According to the expert trader and analyst Alex Kruger, pullbacks should be welcomed in a bull market. As his optimistic tweet showed:
“Bull market corrections are unavoidable and should be welcome. Assets that go too far up too fast tend to crash the hardest. As everyone who speculated with the price of bitcoin during 2017 and 2018 well knows.”
We can also see the Bitcoin hater Nouriel Roubini who is featured on many best cryptocurrency news sites for his pessimistic statement towards BTC and optimistic towards the Trump-Congress hearings. He said:
“Bitcoin has crashed by almost 30% in the last week and over 15% in the last day. As Congress, Mnuchin, Trump and myself point out that the criminal scams of crypto shitcoins-land will be cracked down on, the scammers and criminals know their days of unregulated casinos are gone!”
As a reminder, the bear euphoria has made BTC correct more than eight times during the previous bull run - and Bitcoin lost more than 30% in the same period before reaching the all time high close to $20,000 at the end of 2017.
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VanEck Thinks Bitcoin ETF Could Bolster US Economy

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The latest cryptocurrency news again explore the topic of Bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs). Gabor Gurbacs, the director of digital asset strategy at VanEck thinks that a Bitcoin ETF could help the economy in the United States in the next decade. He made the remarks in an interview with Fox Business, in which he spoke to the host Liz Claman, right in the midst of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency. During the hearing, the Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown torched Facebook for its data breach signals which are in the altcoin news lately, stating that the social media monopoly has proven that it does not deserve the public's trust with any data - much less with the users' sensitive information. However, VanEck thinks that a Bitcoin ETF could be helpful to the economy.
“Like a toddler who has gotten his hands on a book of matches, Facebook has burned down the house over and over. Facebook has demonstrated through scandal after scandal that it doesn’t deserve our trust,” Senator Sherrod Brown stated.
In response to this, Gurbacs of VanEck thinks that these opinions are quite negative, unwarranted and stem from a lack of understanding of crypto. As he stated, a Bitcoin ETF could facilitate innovation that could buoy the US economy in the next 10 years:
“We are waiting finally for regulators to approve a bitcoin ETF, which would bring digital assets under the regulated American capital market. This could be, for the next decade, the driver of our economy.”
Gurbacs said that the United States should harness the innovative technologies to upgrade US payments systems as well as its capital markets infrastructure. He argues that doing this would make America a world leader in the digital economy.
“I think America realized that it needs a 10-year plan to make markets great again, and basically, a 10-year plan to rebuild the payments and financial infrastructure system that we’re lagging behind on. This may be a driver to innovate and rebuild America’s payments systems and capital markets,” Gurbacs noted, for which he was featured on many best cryptocurrency news sites.
The head of digital asset strategy at VanEck thinks that while President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin have negative views on Bitcoin, they must be challenged to think about it from a different perspective.
“Bitcoin — specifically bitcoin, not other digital assets — can rebuild the [U.S.] payments system. We can satisfy all the regulatory needs and government needs to rebuild the [capital] markets,” Gurbacs concluded.
   
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