The global market strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou of JPMorgan Chase & Co. is in our bitcoin news today for his analysis of crypto market and the behavior of the investors.
The JPMorgan team in which Nikolaos was a member wrote in a research note that the participation by financial institutions in bitcoin trading appears to be fading.
Panigirtzoglou thinks that the interest in bitcoin futures has plummeted but so does the trading volumes. According to one of the notes, other cryptocurrencies still suffer during the current correction phase.
JPMorgan believes that the Crypto Winter caused the prices to decline even further which miners seem to be having a huge problem with because it is now extremely inefficient to mine so they decided to turn their mining rigs off.
In the meantime, the founder of crypto investment fund Digital Currency Group Barry Silbert explained:
“You have to separate the investment decision that a miner is making from the operating cost for them to mine the bitcoin.”
JPMorgan has been a bitcoin skeptic for quite a while now, even the bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon openly said that bitcoin is ‘’a fraud’’. Back in October Dimon claimed that blockchain is a legit innovation but that he ‘’doesn’t give a sh*t about bitcoin’’.
Dimon even swore that he would fire any employee in JPMorgan that will be involved in bitcoin trading activities. Despite Dimon, other investment bankers have brighter perspectives.
Allianz Chief Economist Mohamed El-Erian says that he believes Bitcoin will survive the current sell-off and that it is here to stay but doesn’t believe that cryptocurrencies will replace fiat money in the near future.
Binance Enables Australian Users To Buy BTC At 1,300 Newsstands
‘’Binance Lite is a simple site for users to easily buy bitcoin with cash at physical store fronts. This model makes it really easy to bring new users into crypto, starting with Australia, where the government has taken proactive steps to support the blockchain industry. Users won’t have to open complicated online accounts to start using the service.’’The crypto market in Australia was a little behind than other markets in the world such as South Korea or Singapore because the banks didn’t support the crypto businesses in Australia. Back in 2017, during the strongest crypto rally, reports show that the larger Australian banks closed the accounts on multiple crypto investors. However, starting last year, the government of Australia began its proactive approach in regulating the crypto space and the blockchain industry so the investors are now hopeful that they could improve the market in the long run. Zhou also said that more than $5 billion in crypto was traded in crypto in 2018 in Australia and that since then the government is funding blockchain startups and companies by issuing bonds on the blockchain. The government has also started to accept crypto on airports such as the airport in Brisbane and even held a voting trial on the blockchain. He finished his interview by saying:
“Binance Lite also completes a comprehensive value chain for the Binance ecosystem in Australia. For example, users can show their friends how to buy bitcoin from Binance Lite stores, immediately load it up onto Trust Wallet on their phones, and go on to spend this bitcoin in shops accepting bitcoin payments through TravelbyBit, the payments startup Binance invested in last year.’’
Binance: Australians Can Now Buy Bitcoin With Cash From 1,300+ High-Street Stores
“Binance Lite Australia further expands digital currency adoption by providing easier ways to buy bitcoin. We are excited to continue to roll out more fiat to crypto gateways around the world to support the growth of our industry. We firmly believe that more adoption will lead to more innovation and more economic opportunities.”The account verification will occur on www.binancelite.com - and after that - users can deposit cash at the nearest Newsagent stores to receive crypto within minutes. Binance Lite Australia was designed as simple and easy to use and it sstate-of-the-art order processing technology guarantees maximum safety. Binance recently integrated the credit card payments on Binance.com and launched the fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange (January 2019) with zero deposit fees - becoming one of the lowest priced exchanges for trading with Euros, British pounds and BTC and ETH. The fiat gateways also included the Binance Uganda, another exchange which supports the trading of Ugandan Shillings for cryptocurrency.
“Australia has been at the forefront of blockchain innovation, and we hope Binance Lite Australia can play a role to help further this cause,” Zhou concluded.
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