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Saylor Sees Bitcoin Regulation as Greenlight For More Institution Inflows

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MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor isn’t concerned with the prospect of stricter Bitcoin regulations. Instead, he sees impending future regulation, if any, as good for the industry in that it would greenlight more institutional inflows.

Saylors Says Regulation Will be Good For Bitcoin

In a Bloomberg interview, Saylor was asked if he has anxiety about holding Bitcoin, which can be used to evade censors, capital controls, and taxpayers. More so, the implications of this if regulators decide to step up with tougher regulations at some future point.

Saylor responded by saying companies must invest in assets to prosper and provide value to shareholders. He reiterated previous points on choosing the best investment(s) to realize this goal. And against a backdrop of available options, Saylor concluded that Bitcoin is the highest quality investment people and institutions can buy.

“Our choices, if we wish to avoid insolvency, is you buy gold, you buy a portfolio of stocks, perhaps you go and buying a bunch of timberland, or oil contracts or some kind of commodity.

Companies have to become asset rich if they’re going to prosper and maintain shareholder value. So Bitcoin is the highest quality property that they can buy.”

What’s more, to answer the question, Saylor said that AML and KYC regulations are already in place to tackle regulators’ most pressing concerns. While he conceded that further regulatory refinements might come in the future, he sees this as positive in that institutions would have more confidence to invest in Bitcoin. This, he believes, will result in triggering greater inflows.

The regulatory environment is already pretty clear on this, I mean AML KYC regulations have been applied across all of these exchanges.

I think that there’s a little more parity and precision that will be delivered in the coming one to two years. I think that’s going to be the greenlight for institutions to invest 10x, 100x more into Bitcoin. So I think it’ll be good for the industry in general.

Regulators Must Walk a Fine Line

Regulators are tasked with protecting investors. But at the same time, over-regulation of cryptocurrency is likely to stifle a burgeoning market that’s still finding its feet.

Although Saylor isn’t concerned with regulation, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse believes the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), through its lawsuit against Ripple, implied there is more going on behind the scenes.

Garlinghouse said the actions of the SEC are a deliberate attempt to stifle cryptocurrency innovation. Adding this is an issue every crypto project should be mindful of.

The SEC is doing the opposite of “fostering innovation” here in the US. It’s not just XRP they’re attacking here.

Even if Saylor is confident that regulators will continue to look somewhat favorably on Bitcoin, in the back of his mind must be the notion that anything can happen and that Garlinghouse may have a point.

Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/news/bitcoin/saylor-sees-bitcoin-regulation-as-greenlight-for-more-institution-inflows/

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Shiba Inu (SHIB) Mania, Dogecoin, Tesla’s Bitcoin Halt and Crypto Market Volatility: The Weekly Recap

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To say that last week was eventful would be an understatement. The entire market went through extreme volatility. Many altcoins charted new all-time highs and went through serious declines as well.

Let’s start with Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency is currently down about 10% on the weekly – last Friday, it was trading at around $57K. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there, with the exception of the first few days as on Monday, BTC had an unsuccessful attempt at the coveted $60K mark.

On Thursday, Tesla announced that they would no longer support bitcoin payments for their vehicles, citing environmental concerns with BTC mining. This sent the entire market into a steep downturn, where the primary cryptocurrency crashed all the way to $45,700. Most altcoins followed.

Ethereum charted a fresh all-time high at around $4,400, but it was also affected by the downturn and crashed to $3,500 as a consequence. The same can be said for Binance Coin, Cardano, Ripple, and so forth.

However, Dogecoin clones such as Shiba Inu (SHIB), Akita, and so forth is where all the rage was this week.

Propelled by the sky-high increase in the price for DOGE, other cryptocurrencies with similar meme appeal, such as SHIB, Shiba Pup, Akita, and so forth, also took for the skies. Most of them shared one common trait – the developers had sent 50% of their total supply to the wallet of Vitalik Buterin as a “proof of burn.”

In a move that many didn’t see coming, however, Buterin started disposing of the billions worth of free money he had received. He donated large sums to charities in India, as well as to research facilities. This showed everyone that he doesn’t intend to keep these clone coins in a move that many considered a “rug.”

While a lot of these meme-inspired cryptocurrencies crashed and burned, some still brought massive gains to their investors. At the time of this writing, SHIB is up over 1500% over the past seven days.

All in all, it’s safe to say that it was a very exciting week in the cryptocurrency market. It’s interesting to see what the next week has in store.

Market Data

Market Cap: 2369$B | 24H Vol: 245B | BTC Dominance: 40.5%

BTC: $51,336 (-10.27%) | ETH: $4,139 (+18.36%) | XRP: $1.42 (-13.12%)

This Week’s Headlines You Better Not Miss

Vitalik Buterin Sells Off Dogecoin Clones: SHIB, AKITA, and Others Face Massive Dump. In a move that shocked many, Vitalik Buterin sold a lot of the meme-inspired Dogecoin clones that he received. This sold most of them in a severe downturn, though a lot are still performing very well over a seven-day period.

Tesla Stops Accepting Bitcoin: Price Slumps $3,000 In Response. The giant electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, has decided to halt payments using BTC for its cars. The company cited environmental concerns as the primary reason for the decision and stated that it would continue to hold bitcoin on its balance sheet.

MoneyGram to Enable Users to Buy Bitcoin and Withdraw it From Brick-and-Mortar Locations. One of the world’s leading money transfer companies, MoneyGram, will allow its users to buy and withdraw cryptocurrency for cash at traditional brick-and-mortar locations in the United States.

US Investment Bank Cowen to Offer Crypto Custody Services. More banks are getting involved in cryptocurrencies. Cowen Inc., a large multinational investment bank based in the US, announced plans to hold digital assets for hedge funds and asset managers.

Crypto Is the Solution to the Problem Created By the Federal Reserve: Stan Druckenmiller. Stan Druckenmiller thinks that the US Dollar could lose its status as the global reserve currency. This is because of the ongoing policy of the US Federal Reserve. He also believes that a ledger-based system can be the replacement.

eBay Now Allows the Sale of NFTs on its Platform. One of the leading online marketplaces, eBay, has become the first in its industry to jump aboard the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) bandwagon, as the company now allows the sale of NFTs on its platform.

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AllianceBlock Announces Decentralized Capital Market on Edgeware with Defi-NFT Approach

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[PR – Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 14, 2021]

AllianceBlock has announced it will launch a decentralized capital market on the Edgeware smart contract platform. The protocol brings unprecedented tooling to the Substrate-based Wasm contract palette, including NFT contract standards, Defi and DAO primitives to their peer-to-peer market, further empowering collectives and individuals to lend and fund across the network.

In the longer term, AllianceBlock is positioned to bridge traditional finance and defi through globally compliant platforms and tools – interoperating with the latest in digital organization and governance and their team’s background across both financial paradigms, including CEO Rachid Ajaja, previously at Barclays and the VINCI smart cities project:

Edgeware’s vision of building a community owned, decentralized platform with a focus on on-chain governance is perfectly in line with our own. We are seeking to build a new financial infrastructure that takes advantage of innovative technology, and Edgeware’s community treasury, facilities for DAOs, and bridging of digital and physical entities are important parts of linking DeFi with traditional finance.

We are excited to be integrating our products into Edgeware, and look forward to collaborating more moving forward.

Edgeware is currently the oldest and few of the mainnet Polkadot ecosystem smart contract platforms, enabling teams like AllianceBlock to fully test and deploy on variety of development and mainnet Substrate chains.The value alignment and technical foundation, including the opportunity to model best practices off the chain’s own governance, has made deployment on Edgeware a quick and effective launch.

Look forward to a launch AMA in the Edgeware and AllianceBlock community forums in the next few weeks.

About AllianceBlock

AllianceBlock is creating a protocol that will bridge DeFi and traditional finance (TradFi) to bring the benefits of both areas to one another and create the first decentralized capital market.

The AllianceBlock Protocol is designed to reflect how traditional finance would be built today with current technology. It incorporates new technology such as DeFi in a TradFi friendly manner, ultimately allowing us to facilitate services required by both spaces.

Long term, the decentralized blockchain-agnostic Layer 2 AllianceBlock Protocol will provide a secure and regulatory compliant gateway for billions of dollars present in TradFi to flow towards DeFi and enable DeFi platforms and protocols to be used by a much greater audience. In doing so, we will unlock DeFi for the world.

About Edgeware

Edgeware is a community-owned, fairly distributed, self-sustainable blockchain ecosystem built on Substrate with on-chain governance and a collectively managed treasury, enabling users to fund the chain’s development and teams to build projects.

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Square Has No Plans to Buy More Bitcoin, Says CFO

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This comes on the back of a large Bitcoin dip following the most recent news that came from Tesla and its decision to halt bitcoin payments for its products.

A Slowdown of Enthusiasm

The unbridled electric energy in the air surrounding Bitcoin briefly halted after major cryptocurrencies plunged over 20% shortly following Elon Musk’s announcement that Tesla would no longer accept BTC.

Square’s massive Bitcoin position – 8,027 bitcoins – took a temporary dive, especially in light of the company’s most recent purchase ($170m with a cost basis of over $51,200). Square is still up about $200m with BTC overall (their initial purchase was at a lower price). Still, this recent dip has likely provoked upper management into slowing the pace of their diversification into riskier assets.

Undercurrents of Anticipation

This news by itself, however, isn’t enough to stop the undoubted growth of interest in cryptocurrencies worldwide. In Q1 of 2021, Square reported a whopping $3.5B in Cash App revenue, plowing through previous highs, thanks to Bitcoin transactions. Quarterly earnings expectations were beaten by more than double what analysts targeted.

Square’s Bitcoin-related revenue is up 11x, and its CEO Jack Dorsey is fully behind the movement. Earlier this year, he stated that he believed Bitcoin is “the Internet’s native currency,” and experts expect to see companies’ growing support for cryptocurrencies continue over the next few months, despite yesterday’s roadblock.


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