Cryptocurrency Witnesses Better Returns than Equities This year
Good days may be ahead for cryptocurrencies. The sentiment of digital assets is improving slowly after witnessing a bear trend in 2018. The total cryptocurrency market cap has increased considerably by over $50 billion USD since the beginning of 2019. Many digital assets are outperforming the market when compared to the largest indices worldwide.
CCI30 Increases by 40%
Since the beginning of this year, the CCI30 (Cryptocurrency Index 30) has gained as much as 40%, reversing the initial downtrend. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), which witnessed a drop in the middle of February 2019, have recuperated losses and slowly moved up. Bitcoin, which has a considerable effect on the CCI30, has increased by 20% since the first of this month.
BTC Bull Run
It is time for the cryptizens to cheer because the price of Bitcoin has surged to a 4-month high of $4,900 USD, at the time of writing, and looks to be continuing to grow. The price of BTC increased by almost 17% in just 30 minutes today. The reason behind the surge may have to do with investors going long on this cryptocurrency. It appears to be the start of a bull run for Bitcoin. According to speculators, the price of Bitcoin is expected to reach $50,000 USD.
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According to the billionaire and bitcoin enthusiast, Tim Draper, everyone will use Bitcoin for daily remittances, even for buying a coffee, by 2021. Tesla founder and fanatic of cryptocurrency, Elon Musk, said Bitcoin is better for transferring money when compared to current processes.
NASDAQ Gearing to Launch Bitcoin Futures
The biggest stock exchange, NASDAQ, is geared to unveil Bitcoin futures in 2019. Bakkt, a digital asset platform, mobilized funds of $182.5 million USD. This is set to launch in the latter half of 2019. The firms currently supporting Bakkt include Boston Consulting Group, Pantera Capital, and Galaxy Digital.
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