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Mike Novogratz: “Web 3.0 Will Change The World – Not Bitcoin”

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According to Mike Novogratz, Bitcoin is not going to change the world because it is just a store of value. In the latest cryptocurrency news, we are featuring a statement that the Galaxy Digital CEO made at the ConsenSys Ethereal Summit on May 11.

As a well known Bitcoin bull and a former Wall Street executive, Novogratz has been known to the public for his statements and optimistic outlooks. However, in this speech entitled “The Herd Is Still Coming!” he said that Bitcoin has “really established itself as a store of value” but is “kind of finished” when it comes to fulfilling its actual use case as a store of value.

Mike Novogratz also compared Bitcoin to gold and argued that both BTC and gold hav evalue as a social construct. However, since Bitcoin represents a store of value and acts as “digital gold,” Mike believes that it is “not going to change the world.”

Instead, Novogratz has his points fingered towards Web 3.0, which according to him, is a revolutionary technology that aids the way networks function and treats data as it is. As the best cryptocurrency news sites published, he believes that the technology takes care of data in “a decentralized platform to process information” as he said.

“It is separating the data from the processing of it,” Mike Novogratz added. He also noted that the public ecosystems including Ethereum and “lots of competitors” are all “vying for the web 3.0 space.”

The CEO of Galaxy Digital also touched a topic in the coming altcoin news. He hinted that each altcoin will have “to prove themselves out” in order to provide a certain use case. On this note, he said that “there is no one building anything on the Litecoin blockchain” as opposed to the Ethereum blockchain, all while referencing a recent tweet that he published a while ago.

“If you really think bitcoin is gonna win this store of value, everything else needs to be used for something,” he said.

Recently, Mike Novogratz made another Bitcoin prediction and claimed that the major cryptocurrency will beat its all-time-high record of $20,000 within the next 18 months. Meanwhile, the cryptocurrency market is seeing new highs and Bitcoin is surging over 10% today to press time, breaking above $7,400 after trading around $4,000 for most of the year.

 

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WEF2020 Announces Global Consortium For Regulating Bitcoin

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At the WEF2020 in Davos, Switzerland, there was a significant mark on the crypto market and the World Economic Forum announced the first global consortium focusing on creating a regulatory framework for the governance digital currencies including bitcoin and stablecoins. In our latest bitcoin news today, we find out more about their ideas.The World Economic Forum for 2020 happened the past week in Davos and cryptocurrencies were the center of attention. Yesterday during the last day of the consortium, the forum announced the creating of the first Global consortium for Digital Currency Governance. It will mainly consist of financial institutions, government representatives, international organizations, leading companies, academics, NGOs, technical experts and other members of the Forum’s communities.The report showed that if digital currencies receive proper financial inclusion, they will have to get paired with good governance. Therefore at the WEF2020, the forum discussed whether it is needed to establish a framework of regulations by implementing innovative approaches. In order to do that, the participants will have to use ‘’efficiency, speed, inter-operability, inclusivity, and transparency.’’ The Consortium will work with both the private and public sectors to explore the presented opportunities.According to the founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF, Klaus Schwab, ‘’ digital currency, a cross-cutting topic that requires input across sectors, functions, and geographies, is a key area of interest for the Forum.’’ The Governor of the Bank of England also commented:
 “Governance is the core pillar of any form of digital currency. It is critical that any framework on digital currencies ensures security, efficiency, and legitimacy of payments while ensuring fair and open competition. We welcome the WEF’s platform to help develop a robust governance framework for inclusion through digital currencies.”
As per the recent reports, the efforts of creating a regulatory framework on cryptocurrencies are getting more serious. As of this month, the European Union introduced an updated version of the 5th anti-money laundering directive and had increased regulatory focus. All of the crypto-related businesses are operating from Europe and they have to follow the rules which include a more in-depth know your customer process, filling suspicious activity reports and conduct transaction monitoring with law enforcement.  After the WEF2020, the world watchdogs will try to establish a framework of regulations for crypto so it will be extremely interesting to see whether this will be beneficial for the market.
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Investors Data: Bitcoin Is The Most Popular Crypto Asset

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The investors data that is received from CoinMakretCap, about Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies market capitalization figures, besides the bigger reliability than the data on daily volumes, only informs about how much of every cryptocurrency is out there as we are reading further in the bitcoin latest news.However, with the huge amount of these coins being held by early adopters, whales, exchange wallets or just forever lost it is not providing an answer to the question. Which are the cryptos that investors are holding in their portfolios in reality? Luckily the Shrimpy Portfolio Management has published a snapshot from their extensive sample of investors data to provide some insight.With disregard for market capitalization, we will set our focus on the dominance of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos within the portfolios and their popularity. It is indicated by the dominance in itself that the average weighting of certain crypto within a certain portfolio. This is while ignoring the relative values of the portfolios. For example, a $100 million portfolio contains 25% Bitcoin (BTC) and a $10k portfolio containing 75% Bitcoin (BTC), would still average out 50% of Bitcoin (BTC).The popularity measured what is the percentage of the sample portfolios that hold certain crypto while ignoring the relative proportion in each. For example, if 10 portfolios contained 5% of Ethereum (ETH) the popularity of Ethereum (ETH) would have been 100%. It is obvious that there is likely some overlap among Bitcoin (BTC), crypto market capitalizations, and our dominance and popularity metrics. Let as taking in consideration popularity.Shrimpy had an unsurprising discovery that Bitcoin (BTC) is the most popular cryptocurrency, that appears in 72.4% of the portfolios. But, Ethereum (ETH) is also held by something more than half of the investors at 54.5%. Cryptocurrencies of prominent popularity were Binance Coin (40.1%), XRP (38.7%), Litecoin (37.7%), Stellar (32%), EOS (27%), Cardano (26.3%), Bitcoin Cash (24.5%) and Monero (21.4%). Naturally, Bitcoin (BTC) is again on the top in the dominance metric, making up an average of 26% of the portfolios sampled. But, Ethereum (ETH) is of an average weighting of 7.4%, unexpectedly if we take into consideration the market capitalization of the coin. Shrimpy also published a report in which it tries to asses the actual number of trades that are processed by cryptocurrency exchanges at a daily level.
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Tesla’s Elon Musk: Bitcoin Has A Huge Role But Won’t Replace Money

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Tesla’s Elon Musk, one of the most successful and popular entrepreneurs, spoke about bitcoin and the entire idea of cryptocurrencies stating that the assets will not replace cash entirely but will play a vital role as we are reading further in the latest bitcoin news.Elon Musk is mostly known for his business actions as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. He was the founder of PayPal which is still the most used online payment service company. Recently appearing in a podcast, he answered about the world’s biggest crypto-Bitcoin. He said initially that ‘’I’m neither here of there on bitcoin’’ but after he read the entire whitepaper he thought the idea was very smart.Musk answered a lot of other questions on whether or not he sees Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are a replacement or cash. He noted that they do have a role as a replacement for a primary but he doesn’t seem them being the primary database. It is also worth mentioning that he tweeted a seemingly mysterious post a few weeks ago when he said in front of his 30 million followers that ‘’Bitcoin is *not* my safe word.’’Another popular person in the crypto community Ray Dalio talked about the largest cryptocurrency at Davos and explained that Bitcoin fails the purpose of money because of its high volatility. Musk continued explaining his views on cryptocurrencies as a whole and their involvement in illegal activities. He added:
 “This sort of gets the crypto people angry, but there are transactions that are not within the balance of the law. And there are, obviously, many laws in different countries. And, normally, cash is used for these transactions. But, in order for illegal transactions to occur, cash must also be used for legal transactions. You need an illegal to the legal bridge. That’s where crypto comes in.”
Further, Tesla's Elon Musk said that he is not judging cryptocurrencies since governments usually place too many transactions as illegal:
 “This is sometimes taken as being like I’m being judgmental about crypto, but it’s actually – there’re a lot of things that are illegal that shouldn’t be illegal. I think sometimes governments have too many laws. They shouldn’t have so many things that are illegal.”
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High Capital Influx In Crypto Expected This Year Because Of One Factor

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A high capital influx is expected in 2020 in the cryptocurrency market - all because of one significant factor which may boost the prices up. In the cryptonews now, we can see that Bitcoin and other coins are decreasing, but the overall performance this year has been positive. This has led to an increased sense of hope among many active participants.Also, this may be a sign that billions of dollars worth of unannounced capital is close to being injected in the crypto markets with the allocation of this funding potentially allowing for ecological development in 2020.Coupled with the increasing technical strength and the bullish action that many coins initiated, the high capital influx may be enough to give the markets some further momentum throughout the year ahead, the Bitcoin news show.According to Ash Egan who is the head of crypto at Accomplice (a tech-focused venture capital firm), there is currently $2 billion in capital which is being allocated to US-based crypto funds. This capital is being distributed amongst a collection of various sized funds including "mega funds."
“There is ~$2B of unannounced capital being allocated into US-based crypto funds rn. Funds are distributed across 3 mega funds ($300m+), 4 large funds ($100m-$300m), and 4 sub $100m funds. 2020 is gonna be a wild year,” he noted.
https://twitter.com/AshAEgan/status/1220503778878607361Even though Egan did not provide a specific source for this information, the high capital influx has been backed by many other personalities in the industry.Injecting the potential billions of dollars worth of capital in the markets also comes close on the heels of recent comments from other crypto venture capitalists regarding the sense of capitulation amongst major funds.
“Spoke with multiple liquid crypto fund managers this week. They all have investors leaving their funds and leaving crypto altogether. Feels like true capitulation is finally happening,” Avigal Garg noted, known for his role as a co-founder at Electric Capital.
https://twitter.com/avichal/status/1213262413622956034However, Garg's comments came before the 2020 rally kicked off which may be a sign that the high capital influx did not come at that point. Now, the situation is different and if major funds really are on the bring of injecting billions to the markets, it is highly probable that the industry will blossom and potentially catalyze a major rally.
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