2021-10-19 22:35:40

Cryptocurrency price news – Shiba Inu soaring on Coinbase as Bitcoin up after Jack Dorsey reveals plans for mining

SHIBA Inu coin is up on Coinbase on Tuesday, as is Bitcoin after Square CEO Jack Dorsey revealed the company is looking to get into crypto mining with that currency.

“Square is considering building a bitcoin mining system based on custom silicon and open source for individuals and businesses worldwide,” CEO Dorsey said in a tweet on Friday.

“If we do this, we’d follow our hardware wallet model: build in the open in collaboration with the community.”

Bitcoin’s price hit a six-month-high of $62,000 after the tweet, Business Insider reported.

Both Bitcoin and Shiba Inu remain up on Tuesday, according to Coinbase.

Plus, crypto prices saw some changes after President Biden’s statement drawing attention to potential pitfalls of the currency, such as ransomware and other cyber threats.

The statement from Joe Biden read: “Cyber threats can affect every American, every business regardless of size, and every community. That’s why my administration is marshaling a whole-of-nation effort to confront cyber threats.”

Read our cryptocurrency live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • WILL LITECOIN HIT $500? 

    Litecoin exploded to $412.96 in early – the closest it has ever gotten to the $500 mark.

    Now, however, Litecoin trades at $174.90. In the past 24 hours, Litcoin has risen 3%.

    While China has banned all cryptocurrency transactions, big brother Bitcoin has gained on recent favorable news coming from the U.S.

  • WHAT IS LITECOIN?

    As the name indicates, the cryptocurrency is small.

    But Litecoin, which was established in 2011 by Google engineer Charlie Lee, operates similarly to Bitcoin.

    Mr Lee on occasions refers to Litecoin as the “silver to Bitcoin’s gold.”

    The two cryptocurrencies act similarly in how their global payment operations are set up. Both are not controlled by financial institutions.

  • CRYPTO CASTLE? (PART TWO)

    The therapist says Bitcoin addicts are often addicted to drugs and booze.

    He said: “Commonly, people start because they want to buy stuff off the dark web. And the only way to do that is with cryptocurrency.

    “The biggest problem is this cross addiction [with crypto] starting—through drugs and alcohol.”

    Since 2017, Tony has treated 15 people who have been addicted to crypto.

    Users travel from the likes of the United States, Dubai, Malta and the Netherlands to get treatment at the clinic.

    Tony says that too many stories about Bitcoin are about people who have made fortunes – and not the traders who have gambled their lives away.

  • CRYPTO CASTLE?

    A rehab clinic in Scotland claims to be the first in the world to treat cryptocurrency addiction.

    Castle Craig, a private hospital in Peeblesshire near Edinburgh, has seen admissions for Bitcoin addicts increase by a factor of 10 in the past year.

    The clinic is overseen by therapist Tony Marini who claims to be the first physician to recognise that crypto trading is very similar to gambling.

    He says most addicts start by occasionally trading before frequent wins feed dopamine cravings and dreams of earning millions.

    Tony told Decrypt: “If you say to somebody doing crypto, ‘so you’re occasionally gambling,’ they’re gonna go ‘no, I’m not.’

    “So take out the word gambling and say ‘occasionally trading.'”

  • WHAT WILL MEASURE THE PERFORMANCE OF BITCOIN ON WALL STREET?

    S&P Bitcoin Index, S&P Ethereum Index, and S&P Crypto Mega Cap Index will measure the performance of digital assets linked to them now that digital currencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum will be traded on Wall Street, according to Money Control.

  • DOW JONES EXPERT ON TRADING CRYPTO ON WALL STREET

    Some cryptocurrencies will be brought to the trading floors of Wall Street, Money Control reported.

    “Traditional financial markets and digital assets are no longer mutually exclusive markets,” said Peter Roffman, global head of innovation and strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

  • CAN BITCOIN HIT $70,000, CONTINUED

    A year from now, Wallet Investor sees the price of Bitcoin surpassing $86,000.

    In five years, the price is expected to skyrocket to $209,033.

    Meanwhile, Economy Watch predicts the price of Bitcoin will return to its heights in April of $64,000 at the end of the year.

    Then, at the beginning of 2022, Economy Watch notes Bitcoin will “be heading towards the $70,000 mark.”

  • CAN BITCOIN HIT $70,000?

    To reach $70,000, Bitcoin would have to climb by 23 percent in the remaining days of the year.

    And the way things are trending, Bitcoin might break $70,000 at the end of the year.

    At the end of 2021, Coin Price Forecast sees the price surging to $79,576. By mid-2023, it is expected to hit $71,386.

  • DIGITAL WALLET, CONTINUED

    As with other cryptocurrencies, people will be able to buy and sell libras on exchanges for traditional currencies.

    Facebook said that its alternative currency paves the way for smoother transactions and payments online.

    The project however faced regulatory resistance over concerns about security and reliability.

    In December 2020, Libra changed its name to Diem and moved its operations from Switzerland to the US as part of a “strategic shift.”

  • WHAT IS A DIGITAL WALLET?

    A digital wallet is a gadget or piece of software that securely stores users’ payment information and passwords for numerous payment methods.

    They allow users to store cryptocurrencies, make online or in-store purchases, and track their finances.

    In 2019 Facebook said it plans to introduce a cryptocurrency that at the time was called Libra.

    The tecg titan said it wanted to create a separate, private currency system to allow users to make cross-border payments more easily.

  • CRYPTO AUDIO STREAMING, CONTINUED

    According to Audius, over 5.3million people have used the platform this month.

    Audio has been listed on CoinMarketCap since October 2020, and has rocketed in value following a deal with Chinese-owned social media giant TikTok.

  • CRYPTO AUDIO STREAMING

    Audius is a crypto-powered music streaming platform.

    It’s owned and controlled by token holders – and tokens are called Audio.

  • SWISS REGULATOR APPROVES FIRST CRYPTO FUND

    Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority has approved the first Swiss crypto fund, Bitcoin.com reported.

    FINMA revealed the fund is called “Crypto Market Index Fund.”

    It noted that it is “an investment fund according to Swiss law belonging to the category ‘other funds for alternative investments’ with particular risks.”

  • ALEXIS OHANIAN ON CO-FOUNDER OF ETHEREUM, VITALIK BUTERIN, CONCLUSION

    “I’ve never been more excited about the potential of the Internet,” Ohanian added.

    “And that’s largely thanks to Vitalik Buterin.”

    Buterin is the co-founder of Ethereum and also co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in 2011.

  • ALEXIS OHANIAN ON CO-FOUNDER OF ETHEREUM, VITALIK BUTERIN, CONTINUED

    “No one person could’ve possibly come up with all of the uses for Ethereum, but it did take one person’s idea to get it started,” Ohanian added about Buterin.

    “From there, a new world has opened up, and given rise to new ways of leveraging blockchain technology—some of which I’ve invested in.”

    “Whether it’s startups like Sorare reinventing fantasy sports or Rainbow users showing off their NFT collections, none of this would’ve existed without Vitalik’s creation.”

  • ALEXIS OHANIAN ON CO-FOUNDER OF ETHEREUM, VITALIK BUTERIN

    “Thanks to Reddit’s r/Ethereum community, I’ve had the privilege of following Vitalik Buterin’s career from early on, which is why I’ve taken a certain pride in watching his legacy grow,” Ohanian wrote of the programmer.

    “Sure, we can talk about the value he’s created as the platform’s co-founder, including Ethereum’s impressive market cap of around $400 billion, the dazzling world of decentralized apps and this year’s boom in the trading of NFTs.”

    “What makes Vitalik so special, though, is that he is a builder’s builder.”

  • ONE OF THE CO-FOUNDERS OF ETHEREUM NAMED A TIME 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON

    One of the co-founders of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021.

    Former executive chair of Reddit Alexis Ohanian praised him in a write-up for the piece.

  • EXPERT COMMENTS ON TETHER’S VALUE

    Despite its claim to be a stablecoin, Tether has still witnessed spikes and sharp falls in price, Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, noted in May.

    She told The Sun: “It has also been criticised for a lack of transparency, has had to settle US lawsuits and trading in the currency is banned in the state of New York.”

  • WHAT IS TETHER?

    The Tether cryptocurrency, which is also known as USDT, was officially launched as Realcoin in 2014, but has since changed its name.

    It’s described as a “stablecoin”, which is a type of cryptocurrency that aims to keep crypto values stable.

    Tether aims to do this by pegging the price to a regular “fiat” currency, like US dollars, Euros or the Chinese yuan.

    Tether claims to keep values steady by holding reserves in that currency in a bank.

  • PUSH FOR MEXICO TO FOLLOW EL SALVADOR

    In early October, Grupo Elektra, a leading banking and retail company in Mexico, threw its support behind Bitcoin by introducing the Bitcoin Lightning Network as a payment method.

    But Mexico’s central bank quickly shot down the plans, warning: “The country’s financial institutions are not authorized to carry out and offer to the public operations with virtual assets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, XRP.”

    Many of the country’s lawmakers remain opposed to Bitcoin, despite grappling with high inflation rates due to the continued devaluation of its currency.

  • SCANT REGULATIONS

    In other words, don’t invest more than you can afford to lose or into something you don’t understand.

    Cryptocurrencies are also especially volatile, and their values can make large swings at no notice.

    There’s scant regulation for crypto firms, so you’ll find yourself without protection if and when things go wrong.

  • VOLATILE PRICES AND DEMAND

    Myron Jobson, personal finance campaigner of Interactive Investor, told The Sun: “It is difficult to predict the price of a something that has an intrinsic value of zero.”

    “All it takes is a tweet from high-profile individuals who have significant influence on sentiment to cryptos to drive up demand.”

    “But greater regulatory scrutiny on cryptos threatens to hamper the growth potential of the Shiba Inu.”

  • RISKS OF INVESTING IN CRYPTOS, PART FIVE

    Finally, the truth in marketing materials is a risk in investing in cryptos.

    Firms may overstate the returns of products or understate the risks involved.

  • RISKS OF INVESTING IN CRYPTOS, PART FOUR

    Another risk of investing are the charges and fees.

    Consumers should consider the impact of fees and charges on their investment which may be more than those for regulated investment products.

  • RISKS OF INVESTING IN CRYPTOS, PART THREE

    A third risk of investing in cryptocurrencies is product complexity.

    The complexity of some products and services relating to cryptoassets can make it hard for consumers to understand the risks.

    There is no guarantee that cryptoassets can be converted back into cash.

    Converting a cryptoasset back to cash depends on demand and supply existing in the market.

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