From a Chinese billionaire’s take on the future of Bitcoin to the launch of three new digital assets on Coinbase, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Chinese crypto billionaire Zhao Dong is outlining his prediction on the future price of Bitcoin.
Dong, who is one of China’s biggest over-the-counter crypto traders, says he expects BTC to rally to $10,000 by the coming halving, which is set to happen in May of next year. After another dip, Dong then expects Bitcoin to surge, targeting more than $100,000, reports Bitcoin Magazine.
“Bitcoin price could rise moderately to $10,000 before the halving event next year. After that, it will plunge to somewhere between $6,000 and $7,000,” said Zhao, who added that hopefully a new bull market will arrive by then, which will propel BTC to hit a new peak, somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 or even higher in 2021.”
Zhao says he believes retail investors and institutions will pour hundreds of billions of dollars into BTC in the coming years.
“What matters most is where the unprecedented amount of capital comes from and how it enters the market. Until then, a new market structure will be defined and we will see shrinking golden opportunities for start-ups and investments in the sector.”
Ripple and XRP
Ripple’s XRP-based cross-border payment solution xRapid has just been singled out as a potentially world-changing idea.
Fast Company gave xRapid an honorable mention in its third annual World Changing Ideas Awards.
Ripple’s xRapid is honored in @FastCompany’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards for helping improve reliability and lower the cost of remittances in the developing world! https://t.co/7SFbyvt2Mg #FCWorldChangingIdeas pic.twitter.com/Xdm64r49vE
— Ripple (@Ripple) April 8, 2019
Tech innovator Aira earned first place overall. The company created a video-assisted service that connects people who are blind, or have low-vision, to agents who help guide them through a given task.
The latest edition of EthHub Weekly is out, covering all things Ethereum.
This week’s post looks at new developments on Ethereum 2.0, Uniswap and Compound, Maker, Etherscan and more.
This week in crypto:
–@ConsenSys announces startups chosen for Tachyon accelerator program ?
–@sigp_io Eth2.0 testnet client live ?
–@Rocket_Pool April development update ?
–@ConnextNetwork's @Arjun_Bhuptani on the Into the Ether podcast ??
— Anthony Sassano | sassal.eth (@sassal0x) April 8, 2019
EOS, Augur and Maker
EOS, Augur and Maker are coming to Coinbase.
Trading of EOS (EOS) and Augur (REP) is launching in all of the platform’s jurisdictions, with the exception of New York State. Maker (MKR) will be available outside the US.
The Litecoin Foundation’s promotional collab with K-Pop concert production company, C&U Entertainment Global, lit up mainstream music lovers in South Korea.
Litecoin offered the best seats in the house with Ultra VIP tickets, for purchase in LTC. The concert featured K-Pop sensations Kim Jong Kook, Ailee, WheeSung and more.
— @johnkim77??Chief Litecoin Evangelist? (@johnkim77) April 6, 2019
Tron has released a roadmap outlining the Sun Network.
The layer-two scaling solution is designed to boost the platform’s transaction speed and will be used to power the tokenization of the file-sharing platform BitTorrent.
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