- Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Questions Bitcoin’s Role as ‘Safe Haven’ ;
- Bitcoin and Ether Lender BlockFi Raises $18.3 Million Series A ;
- UK’s Tax Authority Requests User Data From Crypto Exchanges ;
- Doubling up on STEEM! Reasons and Thoughts ;
- Binance’s CZ: Like It or Not, Facebook’s Libra Coin Is Poised for Mass Adoption ;
- ? Daily Crypto Calendar, August, 7th?
- STEEM Trading Update
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? Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Questions Bitcoin’s Role as ‘Safe Haven’
The debate over bitcoin’s role as a “safe haven” asset hit mainstream media on Tuesday, following reports that bitcoin’s recent price run could be attributed to Chinese capital flight.
Speaking with CNBC on Tuesday, businessman and co-host of NBC’s “Shark Tank” Kevin O’Leary and Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano took opposing sides in the conversation. Pompliano is a well-known bitcoin bull, while O’Leary played the role of skeptic.
Over the course of the conversation, Pompliano said over half of his net worth now resides in the world’s largest cryptocurrency by total value. O’Leary sought to describe the investment strategy as foolish in return.
“In any one stock, never more than 5 percent, in any one sector, never more than 20 percent,” O’Leary said. “I teach this stuff! You never go beyond concentrations of that nature! Fifty percent! Shame on you! That’s nuts!”
Responding to bitcoin’s role as a safe haven, Pompliano said the asset is negatively correlated with every other major asset class.
“[Morgan Creek Digital] has been banging the drum for over a year now saying that this is a non-correlated asymmetric asset. If you look at times of global instability like in May, where we are lobbing tariff threats and the trade wars are going on, bitcoin is up 55 percent. It’s got a negative correlation, -0.9 to S&P negative -0.8 to gold.”
? Bitcoin and Ether Lender BlockFi Raises $18.3 Million Series A
Crypto lending startup BlockFi received $18.3 million in a Series A funding round led by Valar Ventures, the company announced Tuesday.
Valar, which was founded in part by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, was joined by Winklevoss Capital, Galaxy Digital, ConsenSys, Akuna Capital, Susquehanna, CMT Digital, Morgan Creek, Avon Ventures and PJC. Valar’s investment was its first in the cryptocurrency industry following prior investments in other fintech firms like Transferwise, a press release said.
According to a company statement, BlockFi plans on using the capital for additions to its product line up. The firm’s premier product, yield-bearing bitcoin deposits, launched in March. Besides deposits, BlockFi offers cryptocurrency-backed loans.
? UK’s Tax Authority Requests User Data From Crypto Exchanges
Crypto exchanges come under fire
According to fintech-focused media outlet Coindesk, industry sources said that the agency has sent letters to at least three crypto exchanges in the U.K., including Coinbase, eToro, and CEX.io, requesting that they provide lists of users and transaction data.
HMRC is reportedly aiming to cooperate with crypto exchanges in a bid to identify individuals who evade taxes. According to the cited sources, the agency will probably only go back two or three years:
“If they [HMRC] do only go back two or three years, I think the interesting thing here is, that the individuals who went into crypto very early on in 2012-13 will not be affected. The ones who probably made the largest gains won’t be affected, it will be the people who came in around the time crypto peaked.”
? Doubling up on STEEM! Reasons and Thoughts
Here is a quick post to tell you that I am doubling up on STEEM. One of the reasons is HF21 (find all the info from @steemitblog‘s post here) but this is neither the only one or the most important.
I think HF21 has its flows, yes it redistributes more to SP holder, but through this it will bring more investors, therefore more Buying pressure and a better STEEM Price I Believe.
More curation rewards also means more attention spent by SP Holder to curate content of quality. This would be beneficial to the entire STEEM Community.
In the end, what is the point to have 75% of your posts STEEM rewards / SBD if they are valued at a few cents, wouldn’t it be better to have 50% of a post valued a few $$$?
Full post Here
? Binance’s CZ: Like It or Not, Facebook’s Libra Coin Is Poised for Mass Adoption
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (“CZ”) hopes to open a London office “very soon” as the crypto exchange turns its focus to Europe. Brexit won’t hurt and if anything will be good for crypto, he predicts.
On Facebook’s Libra project, CZ anticipates practical benefits from potentially listing the coin, and also hinted at further collaboration.
The forthcoming Binance.US is working with the usual suspects among crypto’s reliable banking partners.
CZ calls crypto insurance a “flawed concept.” Binance instead dedicates 10 percent of its $100 million in quarterly revenues to its internal “SAFU fund.”
? Daily Crypto Calendar, August, 7th?
“@Gate_io startup project program, starting on the 7th of August”
“The rebrand will update the roadmap, website, products, vision, and we have a significant announcement regarding our future…”
“You will be able to see how our format seamlessly merges with a real 3D environment.”
“Join us next Wednesday 08/07 at 1 PM EST/ 5 PM UTC.”
“The AMA will go live on the 7th of August, 5 PM UTC.”
STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion
Here is the chart of yersterday :
Here is the current chart :
As expected, we are now testing the support line at 0.21$. It was foreseen in my previous posts and yeah it is happening… Not a good news but it is life, what can we do… So yeah, this support line is a major support line and as I explained yesterday, if we break this support, I think we will really go deeper… If you are thinking about buying new STEEM because it is SALE price, I suggest you to wait the results of the current test because if we break it, I think you will be able to buy a lot cheaper than now….
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