Emotions after the Davos Conference Week are slowly falling. But it’s not everything that happened during last week in the cryptocurrency environment. There are many interesting predictions, some of them state that the cryptocurrency world needs 11 years to recover from last year’s fall and other that soon Bitcoin price may reach less than 1300 USD. What’s more? Centralized exchanges control the market, the co-founder of Apple sold Bitcoins at a peak point, new TV show about cryptos is coming. Check out the latest news below:
Centralized exchanges dominate the market
The crypto and blockchain organization TokenInsight presented a new report in which it states that centralized exchanges control the lion’s share of global industry trade volumes. There are 81% centralized exchanges on the trade market, and they handle over 99% of the volume on cryptocurrency exchanges market.
Steve Wozniak sold his Bitcoins at a peak point
Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple, sold his Bitcoins when their price was equal to 20,000 USD. He bought them for about 700 USD.
“When it shot up high, I said I don’t want to be one of those people who watches and watches it and cares about the number. I don’t want that kind of care in my life,” said Wozniak. “Part of my happiness is not to have worries, so I sold it all and just got rid of it.”
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak claims he made 2800% on his crypto holdings, buying Bitcoin (BTC) at $700 and selling it the asset's $20000 peak.#Bitcoin #Blockchain #technology #SundayMorning #Business #News #Cryptonews #Cryptocurrency #Ethereum #Ripple #Tech #Crypto #ICO #BTC
— Biditex (@biditex_change) January 27, 2019
JP Morgan bank analysts state that Bitcoin price may decrease to below 1300 USD
According to Reuters, JP Morgan analysts state that banks will not benefit from blockchain for next three to five years and that Bitcoin price may go down to even $1260.
“Even in extreme scenarios such as a recession or financial crises, there are more liquid and less-complicated instruments for transacting, investing and hedging [than cryptocurrencies].”, they reported.
40% of investors: Blockchain may be the biggest innovation since the creation of the Internet
During Davos Conference Week, Global Blockchain Business Council company made research, in which it turned out that 40% of surveyed investors believe that blockchain may revolutionize the world on such a scale like Internet did in 90s.
#Crypto at #Davos: 40% of institutional investors surveyed think #blockchain “could be the most transformative technology since the #internet." Do you agree? If you don’t, let us know what you think is bigger than blockchain? #InstitutionalAdoption #XRP #BTC #ADA
— Weiss Ratings (@WeissRatings) January 25, 2019
In 2018, $36M of Ethereum have been stolen
The amount of stolen Ethereum cash doubled up in 2018 ($36M) in comparison to 2017 ($17M). What’s more, according to statistics, the number of cheated people in 2018 is three times bigger than in 2017.
IBM and Aetna about to introduce blockchain into the healthcare industry
According to Reuters, CVS Health Corp’s Aetna plans to collaborate with IBM in order to create a blockchain network aimed at cutting costs in the healthcare industry.
To understand more about blockchain’s impact on the healthcare industry, check out our article.
Crypto market needs 11 years to recover?
Charles Hoskinson, a co-founder of Cardano, states the brave thesis.
“It might take 11 years for us [the crypto industry] to recover back to where we were in 2017, but we will be a dramatically different ecosystem at that point. We’ll have millions, perhaps even billions of users. We will be in many consumer products, be easy to use, [even] grandma can use it. A lot of the hard stuff will have been figured out. Like if somebody dies, how do we get their private keys, how do we handle taxes, all of the regulation will be done.”
Cryptos are assets, not a currency?
During Davos Conference Week, Swiss National Bank President, Mr. Thomas Jordan, stated an interesting thesis about cryptocurrencies.
“These cryptocurrencies as we know them at the moment are more like assets, not really like currency. As long as we have an influence on the value of this unit of account, so the change of interest rates, the change of the size of the balance sheet, the exchange rate, etc., the power of monetary policy will remain,”.
TV series about cryptos is going to appear soon
The actor Kevin Connolly announced that he is preparing a new TV series with a title “Cryptos”.
The scenario will tell the story about a young start-up, which tries his hand at a blockchain market. The characters of the series want to run an entertainment platform based on cryptocurrencies.
The series titled “Cryptos” is a comedic-drama that follows five 20-something filmmakers as they explore how cryptocurrencies could potentially bankroll their film and TV projects. https://t.co/9VSao8EHnt
— CoinWire (@CoinWireHQ) January 24, 2019
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