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New KPMG Report Is Bullish On Crypto; Says “Cryptoassets Are Now Impossible To Ignore”

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KPMG, the Netherlands-based Big Four auditor, released a report on November 15 that reveals their incredibly bullish case for cryptocurrencies.

The report, titled “Institutionalization of Cryptoassets,” is 42 pages long and goes in depth on the key challenges facing cryptocurrencies, and why digital assets are a force to be reckoned with. It also has a strong focus on the institutionalization of crypto assets, explaining how and why institutions will enter the highly lucrative cryptocurrency asset class.

Right off the bat, the KPMG report opens with a bullish segment titled “Crypto assets are a big deal.” The section goes on to explain the parabolic rise cryptocurrencies had in 2017 and how they dwarfed traditional asset markets.

KPMG acknowledged the downtrend we’ve seen throughout 2018.

However, they claim that this is less important than the wave of new entrants into the space and the explosion of functional crypto products and services, concluding:

Cryptoassets are now impossible to ignore.

The Case for Crypto and Institutionalization

In the second section of the report, the authors opened with a rather scrupulous take on cryptocurrencies:

Of the more than 2,000 cryptoassets issued or generated, many, including those with lofty valuations, do not even have a functional product associated with them.

The report also delved into the problems cryptocurrencies are trying to solve.

They cited how Bitcoin is becoming an alternative to traditional wealth storage, how Ethereum has enabled an alternative method of fundraising through ICOs, how Litecoin has been used to transfer the equivalent of $99 million for less than $1 in transaction fees, and how tokenization has taken the non-digital nature of assets and made them viable in our current digital world.

KPMG then went on to explain:

So, is crypto a solution looking for a problem? No, there are real problems in the global financial services ecosystem that cryptoassets are looking to address. More participation from the broader financial services ecosystem will help drive trust and scale for the tokenized economy and help the crypto market grow and mature.

Moreover, the authors added that if cryptocurrencies are to succeed as both an asset and a tool, they must become easier and more efficient to use than the current financial ecosystem on a large scale.

KPMG also noted that one of cryptocurrency’s largest barriers to succeeding is its own volatile nature, which will improve as the industry matures.

Creating an Open Financial System and Why Institutionalization Is Key

One of the most interesting segments in the report was co-written by Jeff Horowitz, the chief compliance officer at Coinbase, and Eric Scro, the vice president of finance at Coinbase. These two men are very knowledgeable about the cryptocurrency industry and understand the importance of institutionalization for the future success of cryptocurrencies.

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A bitcoin price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time since the early stages of the 2016-17 bull market.

The 50-candle moving average (MA) on bitcoin’s three-day chart is in a solid upward trajectory and looks set to cross above the 200-candle MA in the next few days.

That would be the first golden crossover on the three-day chart since early February 2016. CoinDesk reported on a golden cross for bitcoin’s daily chart back in April.

Seasoned traders often refer to that long-term bull market signal as a lagging indicator. After all, the MA studies are based on historical data and tend to lag prices, which also means they have limited predictive abilities at best.

While that is true for most crossovers, the one that is about to happen on the three-day chart has proved its mettle as a reliable bull market indicator in the past.

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Dr Garrick Hileman is head of research at Blockchain and research associate at the London School of Economics

Garrick is best known for his research on monetary and distributed systems innovation, particularly cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Hileman Garrick was ranked as one of the 100 most influential economists in the UK & Ireland. He is regularly invited to speak and share his research and perspective with public sector institutions, including the CIA, US Army and Naval War Colleges, Federal Reserve, Bank of England, Bank of International Settlements, and the Financial Stability Board, as well as media, including the BBCCNBCFTWSJ, and NPR.

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The price of bitcoin has broken above $10,000 (£7,855) for the first time since March 2018, as the cryptocurrency’s remarkable surge in value continues.

Bitcoin passed the milestone after experiencing gains of more than 10 per cent over the last 24 hours.

The price jump saw the world’s largest cryptocurrency reach as high as $10,831, according to the CoinMarketCap price index, taking its overall market capitalisation close to $200 billion.

Bitcoin’s most recent run of good form began in early February, when it was trading at well below $4,000.

It had reached this price after more than a year of steady declines saw its price withdraw dramatically from its late 2017 peak of close to $20,000.

Bitcoin’s recent run has drawn comparisons from some with bitcoin’s run in 2017, with some hoping it can go beyond its previous record high.

“This really is amazing,” one crypto enthusiast wrote on Twitter. “It has 2017 written…

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Paris, 30th of May 2019. French brand Satoshi Studio announces the launch of their first sneakers. The Satoshi_one is the first pair of shoes certified on the Ethereum blockchain. More high-end products will come from Satoshi Studio thanks to their innovative financing campaigns.

Satoshi Studio was founded in 2018. The Parisian brand is influenced by the Tech industry and Crypto culture. It aims to create a place for itself as a reasonably priced high-end brand. To reach that goal, it will not use traditional channels of communication, striving instead to connect directly with its young and tech-focused community.

To be able to regularly offer new products and avoid traditional seasonality, the brand will launch several crowdfunding campaigns per year. Satoshi Studio believes in responsible shopping habits: they will only produce the right amount, no more, no less. The sneakers will be offered at a reasonable price, without compromising on quality.

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We’ve seen the “fear of missing out” contribute to a nosebleed rise in the price of bitcoin BTCUSD, before, and Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee believes we’re about to see it play out again — but even more pronounced.

The outspoken bitcoin backer told clients this week the world’s top cryptocurrency could ride a wave of FOMO all the way up to $40,000 “within a few months,” thanks to better transparency and a breach of the psychological $10,000 barrier.

He pointed to Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC, as a great way to partake in a rally that would be most welcomed by the crypto bulls who had to suffer through a 74% drop in the price of bitcoin last year.

“Bottom line: Crypto winter looks over,” Lee said….

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Eyes Chart Pattern That Kicked Off Bull Market in 2015

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  • Bitcoin’s 50- and 100-candle moving averages on the three-day chart look set to produce a bullish crossover – a sign of bull market momentum. Back in October 2015, the same cross marked the start of a long-term bull market.
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  • Prices could rise to $8,400 in the next 24 hours, having witnessed a bearish channel breakout on Wednesday. A break below key 4-hour chart support at $7,910 would weaken the case for a rise to $8,400.

A long-term bitcoin (BTC) price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time in nearly four years.

The 50-candle moving average (MA) on the three-day chart is trending north and could soon cross above the 100-candle,…

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