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NYU Economist: Crypto Is ‘More Centralized Than North Korea’

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A new statement by the prominent New York University (NYU) economist and professor Nouriel Roubini is today’s crypto news – mostly because of the nature of the statement and the reference to North Korea.

Roubini made the statement during the US Senate hearing on blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. As he wrote on Twitter, it is a myth to say that cryptocurrency is decentralized, stating that in this respect the ecosystem is worse than North Korea.

Aside from this, Roubini also openly spoke about the co-creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, calling him a ‘centralized dictator for life’. He also stated:

This is not the first time that Roubini who is known as “Dr.Doom” for his bearish economic forecasts, has taken aim at alleged centralization in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Earlier this year, he said that the idea that Bitcoin is decentralized is “bull$shit” and that blockchain is just a “glorified Excel spreadsheet.”

However, Roubini will also testify before a Senate hearing on blockchain technology, joined by Peter Van Valkenburgh who is the director of research at the cryptocurrency lobbying group Coin Center.

Many analysts are waiting to see what Roubini will pull out of his quiver during the hearing, and how will he describe the current situation in crypto. If we judge by his Twitter account, however, it is expected for his speech at the hearing to be quite creative and colorful.

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BREAKING: Bitcoin Falls Below $5,000 With No Signs Of Support

In the latest Bitcoin news, we are reporting a new massacre and a massive loss in the price of Bitcoin which today fell below the $5,000 margin. After hitting an all-time high and trading at around $20,000 in December 2017, a year afterwards we see the largest and most dominant cryptocurrency in shock. The BTC/USD index is now at 4886-fiat and the price of Bitcoin has recorded a loss of more than 11% and the price action bled through crucial support levels that had a history of reversing bearish trends. Obviously, the Bitcoin Cash hard fork has set the market on fire and big mining pools jockeyed to decide the fate of the BCH protocol. Currently, mainstream media is also promoting a negative side of Bitcoin. For example, a recent report from Bloomberg predicted that Bitcoin would bottom out at near $1,500, and many analysts also slashed their predictions for the most dominant cryptocurrency. Meanwhile, it seems like the US Dollar is also taking a beating - as it sled down to a two-week low compelled by the negative comments from the Federal Reserve. While a bearish dollar like this could prove bullish for stocks and commodities, its impact on Bitcoin  would definitely be a thing to watch out for in the months to come.
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In today's cryptocurrency news, we have a new hit on the market especially for the cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum which are all getting hit and have fallen again over the past 24 hours. Bitcoin is the first one to take a beating, falling by 4% and now trading at $5,334 while Ripple, which is now the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has dropped by more than 6% and is now trading at $0.47. Ethereum, has fallen by more than 11% and is now trading at $156, according to data from CoinMarketCap. It seems like the Bitcoin Cash hard fork has had a major effect on the prices of cryptocurrencies. Blamed last week for the initial sell-off, it managed to wipe billions from the market and led many analysts to believe that the nature around cryptocurrencies is quite chaotic - especially when they are used as currencies and store of value. As a result, the top cryptocurrencies have been dropping in what's named 'the civil war of crypto' because of the fork, which led to smaller cryptocurrencies splitting again in two last week - resulting in the creation of Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC) and Bitcoin SV (BCHSV). No one knows if this bearish trend will continue. According to analysts, it is more than likely for the prices to remain the same and drop until 2019 - and currently, a breakout scenario is far from reach.
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Analyst Believes That Bitcoin Is Expected To Bottom Out In Q2 Of 2019

Willy Woo is one of the most popular Bitcoin analysts out there. In a market that seems very negative, Woo was asked a lot of questions about the potential of Bitcoin in the future. His answers easily went in the daily news section of our DC Forecasts Bitcoin news site. We are listing them below. When asked about the potential indicators of the future, Woo who is the founder of Woobull.com, said that there is a bearish short-term trend that is present for Bitcoin and the entire crypto space in general which typically indicates a sell signal. As he said while explaining the signals for a bearish trend:
“This last reading of our blockchain and macro market indicators is still in play. What has changed is that NVTS has now broken its support, typically a sell signal. All our blockchain indicators remain bearish. NVT, NVTS, MVRV, BNM, NVM. They are experimental but have served to make very correct calls to date, even when traditional on-exchange indicators were reading to the contrary.”
According to Woo, Bitcoin may enter an accumulation phase which is what could give it a push for a new upward trend.
“Putting together the blockchain view, I suspect the timing for a bottom may be around Q2 2019. After that we start the true accumulation band, only after that, do we start a long grind upwards,” Woo was confident.
He also explained that if Bitcoin bounces in the short-term (which is a possibility) and surpasses the $7,000 mark, a bull run before the Q2 of 2019 can happen.
“If price (in the short term) bounces upwards here, which is certainly possible, I think the 200 day moving average is the upper band of the move. This is around $7,000 right now. Remember if price goes above the 200 DMA, in the history of BTCUSD’s 8 year trade history, it’s been a reliable indicator of bear to bull transitions. It’s too early to transition out of the bear,” he concluded.
Still, Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to break out of the $6,800 resistance level and is keeping at the same situation for the past three months. A breakout above $7,000 is even more difficult with the current market conditions.
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