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Why former OCC head Brooks thinks Bitcoin is stronger than U.S. dollar

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In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, former head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Brian Brooks, spoke about the regulatory hurdles for Bitcoin. Referring to a recent speech given by the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Brooks stated that people have “migrated to Bitcoin” because of the risk of inflation in the U.S. dollar.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell gave a speech at the Bank of International Settlements Innovation Summit, claiming Bitcoin could be a substitute for gold. However, Powell’s statements were contradictory, asserting that the precious metal is not a store of value, like the U.S. dollar.

The former OCC chief claimed that the Fed has increased the money supply by 40%, therefore, that country’s currency has become “at least 40% less good as a store of value.” Brooks then highlighted the difference and possible fundamental weakness in the dollar:

The dollar may not actually be backed by anything … cryptocurrencies actually are backed by something. They’re backed by underlying networks and what you are buying when you buy a crypto tokens, whether is Bitcoin or anything else, is you are buying a piece of a financial network build to transact all kinds of stuff.

Over the past two years, the market and technology behind cryptocurrencies have matured. Brooks believes this explains the rise in the market capitalization of this sector to nearly $2 trillion. The former OCC chief added:

I think there are forces of the future at work and forces of the status quo. I think the crowds are telling you that this networks are where finances are going in the future…

Americans will push for Bitcoin’s adoption

For Brooks, Bitcoin’s value also lies in having demonstrated that its use case could be met without financial institutions. Therefore, the adoption of the cryptocurrency goes beyond speculation, Brooks added:

Bitcoin was the first token to show you that finance could be done on a networked basis as opposed to at the bank … there was $61B worth of bitcoin transacted yesterday is because that network has been adopted by people who used to go to the bank.

Innovation in the crypto market has faced opposition from regulators such as the SEC and the Fed. Brooks believes that even if U.S. authorities try to stop Bitcoin, U.S. citizens will exert enough pressure for it to gain regulatory approval. Comparing Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to the on-demand transportation service Uber, Brooks said:

You can absolutely fight City Hall. Remember, every mayor and every taxicab commissioner tried to stop Uber. But 50 million Americans wanted it and now we have it. It’s going to be the same thing with crypto.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin trades at $56,012 with 4.7% gains in the 24-hour chart. In the last week, Bitcoin has retraced (-3.5%) to the low ranges of $50,000 but seems to have regained important bullish momentum.

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BTC with moderates gains in the 24-hour chart. Source: BTCUSD Tradingview

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Grayscale Adds $1 Billion in Bitcoin, Nears $50 Billion in Total AUM

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Investment giant Grayscale recently added another $1 billion worth of Bitcoin in almost 24 hours. Now, the firm nears the $50 billion mark with $46.1 billion in total assets under management (AUM)

AUM Growing

As reported by CryptoPotato recently, the investment firm increased its total AUM by more than $3 billion, shortly after expanding its crypto-trust offerings by adding five new tokens for their eligible accredited investors. 

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) accounts for $38.1 billion (82.64%) of Grayscale’s total AUM, while the Ethereum Trust (ETHE) accounts for $6.6 billion (14.26%). The remaining trusts, including Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin, account for the rest.

Notably, tokens such as Filecoin, Livepeer, Basic Attention token, MANA, and LINK saw a surge in price after Grayscale announced adding them into the list of offered trusts. The company expanded its total number of trusts to 14 after CEO Michael Sonnenshein explained they see many clients seeking exposure to more crypto assets.


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Grayscale Confirms Its Intentions to Launch a BTC ETF

Grayscale has confirmed its plans to convert its most popular investment product, the GBTC, into a Bitcoin Exchange-traded fund —after posting several ETF-related job positions on its careers page. Although, the firm does not consider that the current regulation weather in the United States is suitable for such a fund.

Unlike other investment giants that have filed for an ETF using S-1 forms, Grayscale will remain committed to converting GBTC into an ETF as the US’s regulatory environment gets clearer.

Founded in 2013, Grayscale has become the most prominent digital asset manager for accredited investors seeking exposure to bitcoin and other crypto assets. The institutional demand for BTC accelerated at the beginning of this year, according to Sonnenshein, adding that demand is nowhere near decreasing.

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Why ADA could run hotter than Bitcoin and make 10x gains

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After breaking in the crypto top 10 by market cap and with 3.597% gains over the past year, Cardano (ADA) seems to be laying low. At the time of writing, ADA trades at $1,24 with 1.7% profits in the daily chart and 6.4% in the weekly chart.

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ADA moving sideways in the 24-hour chart. Source: ADAUSDT Tradingview

Cardano’s native token and its platform are moving towards a major milestone. Targeting a Q3 entry into DeFi with Hard Fork Combinator Alonzo.

Bullish investors are betting on ADA’s further appreciation. Analyst Justin Bennett claims this token next rally will happen by the end of April. Around this time IOG should be stress-testing its smart contracts platform, Plutus.

A day ago, Bennet said to be building a “sizeable” ADA position and set support at $1.10 to $1.30. Over the next month’s, according to the analyst, ADA could go as high as $10.

On the Cardano’s native token recent price action, the analyst said it moving sideways is an indication of a “fair game”, a sign that ADA’s price is not overvalued. Bennet added:

ADA moving sideways for 6 weeks tells me the market doesn’t believe it’s overvalued at all. I don’t buy markets that are going vertical. I buy markets that went vertical recently and have since gone sideways for over a month. That’s a recipe for the next leg higher.

By the end of the month, ADA could target $2, as indicated by the chart below, and then could go for a higher price at $3 in the coming months.

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Source: Justin Bennett

In the 2017 bull run, ADA peaked at $1,18 therefore Bennet claims it could a 10x from its current price. Comparing ADA to Bitcoin, the analyst said the latter has “never done less than” a 10x profit in a bullish cycle. He added:

We know alts run hotter than Bitcoin. Translation: $10 $ADA is conservative, and $20 – $30 wouldn’t surprise me.

Smart contracts capabilities closing in on Cardano

Cardano’s next protocol upgrade is set to make it “the leading smart contract platform”, according to Olga Hryniuk from IOG. Outlining Alonzon’s roadmap and launch, Hryniuk wrote:

Throughout March and April, the IO Global team has been gradually combining the Alonzo rules with the Cardano node and ledger code (…). We expect the Alonzo upgrade (hard fork) to happen in late summer, and we will announce a firm date in April’s Cardano360 show.

In the crypto space, many believe Ethereum’s high fees are pushing users towards cheaper options. Cardano’s platform promises this with higher security for its smart contracts and EVM compatibility.

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” href=”https://www.newsbtc.com/dictionary/coin/” data-wpel-link=”internal”>Coin (BNB), performance is any indication of where ADA could go, then investors should pay attention to BNB’s rally.

With a 70.6% increase in just one month, BNB seems pegged to smash all resistance and keep scoring all-time highs. It remains to be seen if ADA will follow and take a place amongst DeFi giants.

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Litecoin Price Analysis: 11 April

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The Litecoin market has been seeing significant growth in price since the beginning of the year. At the time of writing, LTC was returning 93% year-to-date to its investors.

LTC was being traded at $257.39 with a market capitalization of $17.22 billion. The digital asset just saw a bullish breakout, however, will it be able to maintain this high value going forward in the market?

Litecoin 1-day chart

Source: LTCUSD on TradingView

The Litecoin price was building higher within an ascending channel and witnessed a strong surge as the price broke out of the channel. LTC saw the price surge from $163 to $258 within 16 days and turned the prevalent bearishness into a bullish market.

However, LTC has been closely trading to the resistance at $258 and if it rejects this price level, the value may trade lower.

Reasoning

The surge in the value of the digital asset has resulted in increased volatility in the market. The divergence of Bollinger Bands has been an indicator of the rise in volatility, while, the signal line moved under the candlesticks. The signal line will be acting as a support if the price pushes lower.

Meanwhile, the relative strength index was noting that the digital asset was close to becoming overbought as its value hit 68. The market has been witnessing selling pressure evolve at this stage and if it escalates, the RSI will be pushed towards the equilibrium zone.

While the market switches trends, the momentum has remained high owing to the recent surge. The bullish momentum could help the asset to maintain its high value, but the rise in selling pressure could result in a correction.

Crucial level

Entry-level: $240.99
Take Profit: $191.84
Stop-level: $268.88
Risk to Reward: 1.76

Conclusion

The current Litecoin market has been fairly bullish. However, a rising sell-off could push the price of the digital asset lower under $200. With 50 moving average and the signal line extending support close to $200, the price may not drop beyond this point.


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