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So Much for 6000 Resistance Bitcoin BTC Price Dominance Reaches Sixteen Month High

So Much for $6000 Resistance, Bitcoin (BTC) Price Dominance Reaches Sixteen Month High

After a week of bullish price movement, U.S.-based investors awoke May 11 to the sight of Bitcoin up 8 percent, approaching a relative high of $7000.

Despite April’s bullish turn in the crypto markets, analysts were calling for substantial resistance in BTC surmounting $6000. In November 2018 the price of Bitcoin plummeted from the market uncertainty of the BCH contentious hard fork and general investor fatigue. Retail investors fled the crypto markets in droves, cashing out at a loss. The remaining investors were thought to pose tough resistance for Bitcoin eclipsing $6000, marking the point where traders could recoup on losses incurred in the sudden plummet.

Instead, the price of Bitcoin has smashed the $6K mark and continued steadily towards $7000. Some analysts are calling for even greater price gains ahead, with the bullish sentiment and overwhelming effect of FOMO at a near-high not seen since 2017’s epic price rally. Others are pointing to the coin in danger of being overbought, after more than doubling in price since the start of the year and generating a near-continuous upward climb since the beginning of April.

Facebook, for what it’s worth, has played a role in the renewed interest in the crypto markets. While Bitcoin had likely reached a point of being oversold, falling close to 90 percent from it’s all-time high, the social media goliath has injected confidence and renewed interest in the industry. Prior to 2019’s string of adoption for cryptocurrency, which includes Wall Street bank J.P. Morgan Chase, retail giant Rakuten and Facebook, the industry was in danger of suffering from the backlash of 2018’s ‘crypto winter.’ Developers and crypto enthusiasts may have remained bullish on the outlook for the technology, but outside investors remain wary.

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Facebook’s show of confidence in digital currencies has brought the interest of both institutional and retail investors, giving crypto a base that extends beyond 2017’s constant news headline of Bitcoin as an empty “get rich quick scheme.” Investors are finding more reason to be bullish on the long-term prospect of cryptocurrency, as opposed to cashing out at the first sign of market downturn. The Facebook Coin may eventually come to compete with BTC, as some analysts have predicted, but the more likely situation is synergistic for the price of Bitcoin due to increased exposure.

Compared to the price rally of 2017, this year’s bullish turn for cryptocurrency could receive a substantial boost from the foundation of adoption that has been slowly built over the last sixteenth months. Investors are responding to the belief that Bitcoin will continue to lead cryptocurrency, with the number one coin by market capitalization also achieving an increase in market dominance. BTC’s >58 percent market dominance is at its highest point in sixteenth months, dating back to the last bull rally of December 2017.

Altcoins might be making a general resurgence on the day, but investors are clearly putting their confidence in BTC as the coin that will continue to lead throughout the rest of the year.

Original article written by Michael Lavere and posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site.

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Brave is Gaining a Lot of Traction and May Soon Dethrone Google Chrome

Brave is Gaining a Lot of Traction, and May Soon Dethrone Google Chrome

Brave has become the most popular browser of the crypto community. It was able to conquer this demanding audience thanks to its philosophy of using blockchain technologies to change the way we conceive the entertainment and content distribution industry.

However, the rest of its features are so attractive that Brave not only grew within the community: It is already one of the Top 3 mobile browsers with the most downloads at a global level.

Recently, Brave even dethroned Google Chrome from its privileged position as the second browser on the list for a brief period of time. Right now, both apps are competing for the silver medal, although neither has so far been able to be a dangerous competitor to Mozilla Firefox.

BAT: The Cryptocurrency that “Measures” How Popular Brave is

Basic Attention Token is a cryptocurrency developed by Brave to be used as a mechanism for transferring value through the browser. The idea is to reward users for viewing content while rewarding creators for their work, leaving aside intrusive practices such as unauthorized advertising, data tracking, etc.

Throughout the year, Basic Attention Token (BAT) grew as fast as its parent company’s browser. The fact that it was listed by Coinbase and Circle strongly stimulated its trading, increasing its marketcap, however, it is currently experiencing an important correction that could take its value to levels close to the band of 0.25 – 0.30 USD per token.

 

Dissenter: The New Competitor That Ditches BAT in Favor of BTC

To comply with its philosophy Brave Browser intends to use Basic Attention Token. This altcoin is very popular, not only because of its philosophy but also because it provides great profit opportunities for traders.

However, not everyone agrees with this idea. Many BTC maximalists dislike using altcoins, so they would have preferred the popular browser to be powered by the undisputed crypto King: Bitcoin (BTC).

For this group of people, the GAB team developed Dissenter browser, a Brave fork that eliminates certain unnecessary features, while leaving the best of the browser.

The controversy around this browser arose after the founder of Brave attacked Dissenter’s team because the idea of removing BAT didn’t seem very pleasant. He also accused the GAB team of plagiarizing his technology, alleging that this browser has no reason to be.

For its part, the Dissenter team reminded Brave’s CEO that his browser is another fork of Chrome, which is a fork of the open source project “Chromium”.

So far the future of these Browsers, although uncertain, seems very promising, and despite the polemics, one thing is certain: The crypto-browsers are here to stay (no matter what token they use).

Original article written by Dalmas Ngetich and posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site.

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Wealthy look to increase cryptocurrency exposure

Wealthy look to increase cryptocurrency exposure

BY PAUL SKELDON ON 3 MAY 2019

More than two-thirds of high-net-worth individuals will be invested in cryptocurrencies in the next three years, reveals a new global poll.

Carried out by deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, the survey shows that 68 per cent of poll participants are now already invested in or will make investments in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP, before the end of 2022.

The 700-plus respondents are clients who currently reside in the U.S., the UK, Australia, the UAE, Japan, Qatar, Switzerland, Mexico, Hong Kong, Spain, France, Germany and South Africa.

High net worth is classified in this context as having more than £1m (or equivalent) in investable assets.

Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group comments: “The research shows that wealthy individuals are increasingly seeking exposure to cryptocurrencies.

“There is growing, universal acceptance that cryptocurrencies are the future of money – and the future is now. High net worth individuals are not prepared to miss out on this and are rebalancing their investment portfolios towards these digital assets.

“Crypto is to money what Amazon was to retail. Those surveyed clearly will not want to be the last one on the boat.”

Besides FOMO – the Fear Of Missing Out – Mr Green believes there are five main drivers for high-net-worth individuals’ surging interest in cryptocurrencies.

He explains: “First, cryptocurrencies are borderless, making them perfectly suited to an ever globalised world of commerce, trade, and people. Second, they are digital, making them perfectly suited for the increasing digitalization of our world, which is often called the fourth industrial revolution.

“Third, they provide solutions for real-life issues, including making international remittances more efficient, and help bank the world’s estimated two billion ‘unbanked’ population.

“Fourth, demographics are on the side of cryptocurrencies as younger people are more likely to embrace them than older generations.

“And fifth, institutional investors are coming off the sidelines and moving into cryptocurrencies, bringing their institutional capital and institutional expertise to the crypto market.”

The deVere CEO’s optimism comes as Bitcoin, the world’s dominant cryptocurrency, has registered a five-month high on Friday, reinforcing the view put forward by its recent upswing towards bullish territory.

Green recently told the media that he believes that Bitcoin will imminently test the crucial $6,000 price support, building confidence on the wider cryptocurrency market.

He added: “Once this confidence is in place, the sky is the limit for cryptocurrencies, which are increasingly accepted by both retail and institutional investors as the future of money.”

Of the latest HNW survey on cryptocurrency exposure, Nigel Green concluded: “The global poll underscores a justified international surge in crypto-optimism.”

Original article written by Paul Skeldon and posted on the telemediaonline.co.uk site.

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Wealthy Individuals and Institutions Will Likely Fuel The Next Crypto Bull Run

Wealthy Individuals and Institutions Will Likely Fuel The Next Crypto Bull Run

Many embattled crypto investors who have watched a significant amount of value disappear from their crypto investments over the past year are increasingly keen on discovering what factors may help lead the crypto markets back up to their previously established all-time-highs.

One major group that investors are closely watching are institutional investors, including pensions, endowments, and family offices, but another group that should be closely watched are high-net-worth individuals, who are increasingly growing interested in the nascent markets.

Survey: Wealthy Individuals Are Looking to Increase Exposure to Crypto in Coming Years

A recently conducted survey by deVere Group, an independent global financial consultancy organization, yields some data that could be deemed as being bullish by investors, as it signals that a significant amount of high-net-worth individuals may soon foray into the crypto markets.

The survey, which gathered data from over 700 respondents in major countries across the globe, found that 68% of participants are either already invested in the crypto markets, or will make investments in either Bitcoin, Ethereum, or XRP, before the end of 2022.

Nigel Green, the founder and CEO of the deVere Group, spoke about the results of this survey, bullishly noting that the growing universal adoption of cryptocurrencies is leading high-net-worth investors to have a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out).

“There is growing, universal acceptance that cryptocurrencies are the future of money – and the future is now. High net worth individuals are not prepared to miss out on this and are rebalancing their investment portfolios towards these digital assets,” Green explained, further adding that “Crypto is to money what Amazon was to retail.”

Institutions Are Also Warming Up to the Nascent Cryptocurrency Markets

Another recently conducted survey that focused on institutional investment groups also produced some data that is positive for embattled crypto investors.

This survey, which was conducted by Fidelity Investments in an effort to procure comprehensive data that can help guide their burgeoning digital assets venture – dubbed Fidelity Digital Assets – found that roughly half of institutional investors do consider crypto worthy of being added to their portfolios.

“Almost half of the institutional investors surveyed (47%) view digital assets as having a place in their investment portfolios, but opinions vary on how these investors would prefer to hold digital assets in the future,” Fidelity explained, adding that 76% of respondents deemed security as their top priority when considering custodial solutions.

When taking into consideration the fact that both institutions and wealthy investors are growing increasingly comfortable with investing in cryptocurrencies, there does appear to be a strengthening case for an imminent bull run, with a surge in fresh capital fanning the flames that may ultimately send the markets into a parabolic ascent.

Original article written by Cole Petersen and posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site.

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It Will Take Bitcoin BTC Less than 25 Years to Establish Itself as Premier Money

It Will Take Bitcoin (BTC) Less than 25 Years to Establish Itself as Premier Money

It is estimated that Gold might have been in use as an acceptable medium of exchange in Africa circa 1500 B.C. The use of Gold as a store value in international trade is both prolific and winded, culminating in the establishment of the Gold standard in 1945. It has therefore taken thousands of years for humanity to accept Gold as premier money. Now, Bitcoin enthusiasts believe it will take less than a quarter of a century for Bitcoin to achieve the same feat.

Critics

Strategic Intelligence’s Jim Rickards, though, begs to differ. Jim, author of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis is a Bitcoin bear. While a Gold ounce today changes hand at around $1,286, Jim believes that Gold has the $10,000 an ounce potential. He nonetheless says take a swipe at Bitcoin saying it is a Bubble:

“It’s clearly a bubble — it looks like the second biggest bubble in history after tulip mania. Although at the rate it’s going it will pass tulip mania, you know, in a matter of days….name your bubble, it’s bigger than all of them.”

Jim is not in denial but is opposed to its price action. He blames the asset’s fantastic price, even after last year’s drop on, fraudulent trade activities. Similarly, like most skeptics he believes that BTC traders are “painting the tape“; trading BTC back and forth in a ramp to increase its price through manipulative activities like wash trading. He goes on saying that Bitcoin could survive a financial crisis thanks to its supposed ill-gotten value.

Why Bitcoin Will be Premier Money in 25 Years

Even so, most Bitcoin believers associate Bitcoin’s prized value to the coin’s fantastic programming. They love what the token stands for, though those two reasons really cannot dictate BTC’s worth. However, if you combine its marvel architecture, its utility and scarcity values, the pioneer digital asset is straight up, new age Gold.

Economics says that value is a product of utility and scarcity. Bitcoin has a 21 million coin cap meaning that unlike Gold, there’s not going to be a Gold rush, albeit a digital one. There are similarly no hidden treasure troves of BTC awaiting discovery that could cause an influx and crash in price.

Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors head of research opines that “There are potentially millions of times more Gold underground than actually has been extracted.”Gold is actually becoming easier to mine, thank to technological advances.

Then again, Bitcoin is increasingly becoming market accepted, and supply-demand dynamics is therefore dictating its price. Supports further believe that its pillars of decentralization, security, immutability, divisibility, and its open-source nature. When Satoshi stepped away from it, he allowed the masses to own it. While BTC’s value is not intrinsic, neither is paper money’s or Gold’s. The value currencies have is given to them by their users.

As more businesses like Amazon, Netflix, Facebook or Google rake in billions from digital trust, it, therefore, should be natural that currencies too could evolve and go digital as well. Cryptocurrencies, consequently, could entirely replace Gold.

Bitcoin’s inherent advantages make it most poised to replace Gold in its entirety. Are 25 years too short a time for this change to take place? Maybe not, it’s only taken ten years for crypto to make the vast waves it is making in the financial world.

Original article written by Dalmas Ngetich and posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site.

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Why you should join Markethive

Inbound Leads are the Best Leads

 

 

If you are an entrepreneur, a business, a shoe store, an affiliate or referral promotor, musician, artist, attorney, teacher, waitress, anything that requires a buyer or consumer or subscriber to something you have or are selling or promoting, then you need a market. Within that market are customers and those customers are often referred to as “leads”.

Did I miss anyone or anything?

Makes no difference if you are selling used cars, an MLM hope and dreams scheme, government secrets, herbal teas, gasoline MPG pellets, organic peanuts, car washing service, baby setting, medical treatment, therapy or trips to mars (via Elon Musk), you need a stream of customers and before they become customers, they were leads.

For Sale or rent or DIY; your business depends on them.

 

Typical sources are friends, relatives and acquaintances, but these classifications runs out very quickly and to achieve an equilibrium of cost, effect and achieving your objective, the holy grail of leads has always been a difficult and often foolish pursuit, until Markethive.

The best relationship for leads is well, a relationship, a kindred foundation, a stream of “associates” who are exclusively connected to and drawn towards your inbound marketing portals, funnels and associations. These type of “relationships” are priceless and when nurtured with an ongoing two way engagement, collaboration  and dialogue, will produce a lifetime sphere of influence. This is the “holy grail” of marketing. This is precisely what the Markethive Entrepreneur program delivers.

Think about it. How many of you consider me your trusted friend, a mentor, even family. Then think about how that relationship evolved, how we got to meet each other, how you found yourself in my sphere. How over time trust developed and now we are long term solid friends.

 

This is Inbound Marketing at it’s best. Markethive develops the best relationship associate level leads from the Entrepreneur program. If you are building a business, selling a service, just creating a large effective collaborative team, then the $100 per month Entrepreneur program is the best option for building your leads.

Superior to trying to tell a story funnel capture pages. Superior to advertising a Facebook group via Facebook ads. Superior to it all.

Give it a try. The best part? For $100 per month, you get over $5000 per month back and realistically, you might even get more than that back for life.

Markethive, nothing like it, anywhere. But here.

Ask yourself this

Would you sign up for a system giving away 500 MH crypto coins and a state of the art marketing system that has sold for $2000 or more per month by a similar platform that just sold to Adobe for 4.75 BILLION dollars?

 

How would you like to own part of Markethive?

Seriously, we have built Markethive to be member driven, not investor driven. Investor driven gives the benefits of the system to the venture capitalist and makes the user a commodity. We are focused on the alternate outcome, you having access to the major benefits in both the functions as well as the inevitable success.

We have made this possible by making one of the benefits of the Entrepreneur program an accrual of investments for you to earn back more than 100% of what you pay into it as shares in the revenue of Markethive.

So we have 2 revenue funding options within Markethive. The traditional crowdfunding using an ICO like system called the ILP. Frankly, the ILP is fair, legal and far more effective as it is based on the revenue of a successful company. So an investor can purchase an ILP or many ILPs that are now in phase 2 and selling for $15,000 per and each represents one share at a maximum of 1000 shares of 20% of Markethive’s revenue.

The Entrepreneur program gives you 8 solid advantages above the core of the system, the Inbound Marketing platform and social network.

The 8 points of upgrade
 

  1. Profile Page turns into lead “associates” capture page
     

  2. 100% matching bonus from the airdrops via your “associates”
     

  3. 10% matching bonus from your direct “associates” upgrade
     

  4. Loyalty Program 12 straight months, we contribute to you a full 10% ILP*
     

  5. Unlimited Banner advertisement in all of our traffic portals
     

  6. Equal share from Markethive’s co-op advertising
     

  7. Traffic Portals seller classification
     

  8. Receive their own ILP site receive matching ILP shadow shares

 

*This article is intended to concentrate on point 4, the transfer of revenue to you the small guy and gal. An easy entry to have possession  of what may become one of the best decisions of your life.

 

So…What if?

Marketo, a vertical Inbound Marketing platform alone (Not a Market Network) recently sold to Adobe for 4.75 billion dollars. Their platform is very similar to Markethives. Marketo delivers the following to their subscribers for a price range between $2k and $25k per month:

  1. Email marketing

  2. Landing pages and forms

  3. Campaign management

  4. Lead nurturing/scoring

  5. Lead lifecycle management

  6. CRM integration

  7. Social marketing capabilities

  8. Marketing analytics.
     

Markethive, an  Inbound Marketing Market Network offers an integrated Inbound Marketing platform that delivers the following for free and even pays incentives to use:

  1. Email Marketing

  2. Landing Pages

  3. Campaign Management

  4. Lead Nurturing and Scoring

  5. Lead management

  6. Customer management and calendaring actions

  7. Social Marketing subscribing and broadcasting

  8. Advanced tracking and marketing analytics

  9. Building group collaborations

  10. Internal focus groups

  11. Paid to learn tutorials

  12. Paid to build incentives
     

Like LinkedIn

Markethive also delivers many commerce portals all integrated within the social network and inbound marketing platform. Making the entire platform and profile pages more interactive and comprehensive in tracking, branding and building each subscribers profile superior to LinkedIns system, including but not limited to profiles with Blogs, videos and images but also resumes, endorsements and testimonials as well as social credit scoring, tracking and seo. All setable to private, or member only or public according to each subscribers wishes.

 

LinkedIn's last published quarterly revenue statement for 2016 showed earnings of 959 million dollars. If Markethive reaches 20% of that target (speculative $191,000,000.00) within 10 years, that will represent a monthly amount per MH ILP share of $63,000 per month per full share and $6,300.00 per month for a 1/10 of an ILP share. For at least 20 years per contract with each contract renewable and transferable.

If you project that number for 20 years the very real and attainable return could be rather incredible at $1,512,000. The is One million Five hundred twelve thousand dollars. And that includes all the other 7 upgraded services.

We are offering this deal of the century to the top active 1000 Markethive Entrepreneur upgrades. For just $100 per month.

Markethive is a commensurable dynamic integrated amalgamation of a social network like (Facebook, LinkedIn) and Inbound Marketing platforms like (Hubspot and Marketo) and commerce portals like (Ebay and Amazon) all in one incentivized, gamified and powerful secure blockchain platform.

Our selling platforms are vertical and we have many of them.

Right now we have 8 commerce type platforms on the list to be built. Here they are with a summary of their services and benefits:

  1. Big Caboodle (http://bigcaboodle.com/)
    A Wix like page builder, were only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue via a promo code. Imagine Wix combined with Facebook Groups so collaboration and sharing is integrated. That’s Big Caboodle.
     

  2. Hive Room (http://hiveroom.com/)
    A web and app based conference room utilizing avatar options, payment transfers (think built in wallets), VOIP call in and call out during room broadcasting, live streaming to web pages, social networks and Smart TV Apps, white boards, web browsers and language translators. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  3. About Bitcoin (http://aboutbitco.in/)
    A newsletter article site similar to “Cointegram” and “DailyHODL” were the cost to publish an article or Press Release runs from $150 to over $5000 depending on traffic, size of Twitter account, Telegram account and Youtube account. So totally depends on the Entrepreneur Upgrade members assets as well as Markethive’s to set price. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  4. Beelancers (http://beelancers.com/)
    Anyone can come and buy services from Beelancers (very similar to Freelancers). Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell. And it is up to the Entrepreneur on how the communications occurs or how and where the transactions are done or what is charged. It is a peer to peer system unlike any of the others.Being part of the Markethive social network, KYC,  transactions and work is validated, graded and publicly displayed.
     

  5. Hive Broker (http://hivebroker.com/)
    A vertical talent portal for voice talent, video acting, imagineering, animation, copywriting, directing, producing and distribution. RE: Distribution Say you have a Youtube channel with 500,000 subscribers, you could set up an account here, get validated, and make your distribution available for sale. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  6. Hive Tube (http://www.hive.tube/)
    Markethive’s video channel similar to Youtube. Advertising is only available through 2 channels. Entrepreneurs get exclusive banner ad placement and Entrepreneur upgrades can sell pre video 10 second ads leading into their own channels at their price and terms, peer to peer.
     

  7. Markethive Exchange (markethive.exchange)
    Markethive’s public exchange will offer top 100 coins of the world and the top 20 paired to the Markethive coin. With the potential Wyoming legislation (Markethive is a Wyoming Corporation) coming, we are very likely to become a financial service offering USDA wired in, wired out and paired to top 10 of our coins for exchange and possibly our own stable coin too. Markethive membership and KYC verification is required to use the exchange. Entrepreneurs can initiate contests with a promo code type system.
     

  8. Hive Stuff (http://hivestuff.com/)
    A premium fulfilment system, you can set up and choose Markethive premiums, like T-Shirts, Hats, Gold Coins, Hoodys, bumper stickers, etc. to run from your WordPress or other sites as an incentive to join, etc. Only Entrepreneurs can access this system

$100 gets you all of this and a lot lot more. Exclusive wonderful amazing leads, state of the art inbound marketing tools, ecocentered traffic portals, and Markethive coins that can and most likely will crest to the moon in record time.

We are a Market Network (next generation social network) that is being hailed as the next major unicorn for the next 10 years according to the following news sites:
 

NFX Alexa Rank:181,144
The Next 10 Years Will Be About "Market Networks"
https://www.nfx.com/post/10-years-about-market-networks

 

Techcrunch Alexa Rank: 1,021
From Social Networks To Market Networks
https://techcrunch.com/2015/06/27/from-social-to-market-networks/

Sharetribe Alexa Rank: 100,760
Why network effects are key to successful marketplace businesses
https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/network-effects-marketplaces-james-currier/

And we will pay you to learn how to market with this juggernaut…
And we will pay you to promote this juggernaut …
And we will pay you to use this juggernaut….
And we will hugely return your Entrepreneur upgrade costs in the form of ownership revenue sharing.

Are you on board? Can you see how easily this will be for you to build a business on? Your business? And that is why Markethive is “The Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs”.

Welcome aboard!

Thomas Prendergast
CEO Founder
Markethive

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3 Reasons Why you Need a Blockchain Marketing Strategy in 2019

3 Reasons Why you Need a Blockchain Marketing Strategy in 2019

By Chiradeep BasuMallick

Blockchain is an industry buzzword and a game-changer for financial services. However, its unique and multifaceted applications can also be leveraged by marketers. We discuss how blockchain marketing strategies can help marketers reimagine the customer experience and customers’ expectations.

What Is Blockchain?

Blockchain is akin to the public ledger system, where everyone can see and share material with all users. All records are stored in blocks, gradually expanding into a chain-like formation. Possibly blockchain’s biggest USP is that it is incorruptible, meant only for expansion and amplification, without changing anything. Given its enormous peer-to-peer networking capabilities, blockchain marketing strategies have the potential to be true game-changers.

Just like the internet changed our lives a few decades ago, blockchain carries the potential to transform any transaction pathway — whether fiscal or human — purely based on the revolutionary nature of the technology at work.

"Few outside the tech world are considering future applications for the technology underlying Bitcoin and ether. However, the technology is far more than just an enablement for cryptocurrencies — blockchain represents a new type of protocol, a new way for individuals and companies to connect with each other and have greater control, transparency, and efficiency in all kinds of transactions." ~ John Bates, Director of Product Management, Adobe.

Today, blockchain technology is a disruptive force across industries. In fact, blockchain is geared to impact any business that is heavily dependent on data transactions.

So, How Do You Create a Blockchain Advertising and Marketing Strategy?

If you’re looking to answer this question, here are three ideas to inspire you.

  1. Introducing Innovative Reward and Loyalty Programs
  2. Improving Advertising Efficiency and Audience Selection
  3. Breaking through the Influencer Web

This is just an excerpt of the original article written by Chiradeep BasuMallick. The entire article can be read on the martechadvisor.com site.

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Bitcoin Grinds Higher Will The Golden Cross Send BTC to 6k?

Bitcoin Grinds Higher, Will The Golden Cross Send BTC to $6k?

For the past seven days Bitcoin has been slowly grinding higher and recording higher lows. The trend has clearly been ascending and current bullish price formations, plus the imminent ‘golden cross’, indicate higher moves could be on the cards.

At the time of writing BTC was trading at $5,425 according to Tradingview.com. It equaled the 2019 high of $5,450 a few hours ago and all signals are screaming ‘buy’ on the trading chart website. Market dominance for Bitcoin has also reached a two month high as it rules over the altcoins. All eyes are on the magical ‘golden cross’ which should occur today or tomorrow according to this chart.

When the 50 day moving average crosses the 200 day it is seen as a clear signal of trend reversal. There are three stages to this pattern which is the opposite of the ‘death cross’. Firstly the downtrend must bottom out indicating that selling has been depleted. In the second stage, where we are right now, the shorter moving average forms a crossover up through the larger moving average to trigger a breakout and confirmation of trend reversal. The third stage is continuation of the uptrend and higher prices.

Bitcoin resistance is currently at $5,400 with a second level at just below $5,600 where the 50 week moving average lies. Once these two are broken there is nothing stopping BTC barreling up and past $6,000. The golden cross could well be the catalyst to spark this move.

Crypto analysts are confirming this action with other signals such as a bullish pennant;

Others have looked into the volume of short positions which are very close to being liquidated should Bitcoin push any higher. This would also be bullish and, coupled with a good dose of fomo, could send BTC back to $6,000 very quickly.

Trader and technical analyst ‘Filb’ noted;

“Bitcoin continues to grind up, without sign of there being any leveraged positions being taken up which implies to me that there is aggressive spot buying in this market, which those shorting it cannot stop. This leads us to a scenario where there will be short positions heavily exposed – around 6k shorts are underwater and at risk of being liquidated.”

With others such as ‘Moon Overlord’ adding to the sentiment;

It may not all be plain sailing though as the 50 week moving average may also come into play as it did during the 2015 bear market. Some analysts foresee a bounce off this and back down to the 200 week ma which sits around $3,550.

Either way something big is about to happen with Bitcoin so buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Original article written by Luke Thompson and posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site.

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Blockchain can be the new paradigm of the net

Blockchain can be the new paradigm of the net

The popularization of blockchain will not depend on the users understanding its operation but on the existence of friendly and effective applications that solve real problems.


Photo: David Shares (edited)

Historically, each paradigm of the internet has had its killer application: before the web, it was email, with the original web it was Google and with the social web it is social networking.

Blockchain represents the paradigm of value (compared to the previous ones that were information and networking), but still lacks a transparent application that facilitates its massive adoption.

The blockchain technology has all the elements to configure the new paradigm of the network, although its future will depend on its ability to become scalable and respond to the demands of users in real time.

The speed to register and validate operations when the user base grows, as well as the security of the transactions, will be the critical factors to determine its viability.

Although blockchain was originally developed as the support for a cryptocurrency (bitcoin), its potential covers a spectrum of activities that transcends the monetary and is projected on areas such as law, politics, creation, security, and administration.

With blockchain, it is possible to replace trust through cryptography, so that it has the capacity to disinter-mediate, guarantee and protect all types of transactions.

Cryptocurrencies and tokens are new ways of representing and managing value on a universal scale, without central authorities and protecting the identity of users. In this sense, it is a model that lends itself to criminal uses, which is not a novelty in the history of Internet technological developments.

The current challenge, common to many other technological innovations, is to protect society from its perverse uses but without thwarting the transformative potential that they entail.

Original article written by Jose Luis Orihuela and posted on the towardsdatascience.com site.

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The Internet Archive Receives 2500 in Basic Attention Token BAT Micropayments

The Internet Archive Receives 2500$ in Basic Attention Token (BAT) Micropayments

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are proving to have more uses every day, convincing more people and businesses of the relevance of this revolution.

An example of this is the expansion of Brave, an internet browser built with blockchain tech. The browser integrates its code with a wallet that allows users to reward content creators and receive rewards for their interaction.

Brave Browser is already bearing fruits, growing slowly but steadily. Recently, The Internet Archive shared with its users that it received about $2500 in Basic Attention Token (BAT) tips.

Last week, we hooked up our cryptocurrency wallet to our Brave creator account. Those tiny micropayments that Brave users had tossed into the Archive’s virtual tip jar had accumulated, growing into more than 9k Brave Attention Tokens (BAT) – the equivalent of $2500 USD!

The team explained that they were pleasantly surprised after having initially created the account as a “fun experiment” oriented not only to test a new technology but to support a project that shared a vision similar to that of the Internet Archive.

Brave Browser: How Blockchain is Disrupting the Ads Industry

The company evidenced how blockchain technologies can change the way many industries are structured. According to The Internet Archive, Brave Browser took the first step towards the “re-conception” of the web content industry, which is moving to build a future in which ads do not play such an invasive role:

This was an unexpected windfall. It was also proof that the current web, the one that’s driven by ads that know our every move, doesn’t have to be the web of the future. There could be a better way that’s secure, private and supported by its citizenry. To all of our Brave browser tippers, we thank you. Every little bit makes a big difference.

2500$ may seem little, considering that according to Adstage, advertisers paid $2.8 dollars per thousand impressions in Google Ads. Also, The Web Archive receives about 102.47 Million visits per month according to data from Similar Web.

This would mean a gain of just $1 for every million visits, ie even Brave Browser can not compete against the ads industry, however, as adoption grows and the industry gains credibility, it is very possible that the gap between the two competitors is narrowing.

Original article posted on Ethereum World News and written by Jose Antonio Lanz

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