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Cryptocurrency Now On Top Of The Hills, As Investment Bankers Leave Firms To Join The Crypto Space

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Cryptocurrency Now On Top Of The Hills, As Investment Bankers Leave Firms To Join Crypto

After the invention of the first Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) in 2007 by Satoshi Nakamoto followed by other altcoins. As Cryptocurrency grows, it draws much attention especially in the area of trading (buying and selling of Cryptocurrencies) investments to be precise.

As the world develops, Cryptocurrency trading fluctuates depending on trading activities. Investment bankers are now wising up after realizing that banking is just a replaceable job.

Investment bankers have more upsides than Cryptocurrency investors. As investment bankers invest in real capital which involves a lot of risk taking, that is your success depends on the type of investment you do to deliver a higher rate of return.

Investment bankers are always finding ways and means to source deal since individuals have to go through a lot of research in other to convince people to invest in a bank in favor of their investment which might be a bit hectic. Even though financial modelling can be applied which is a skillset used by investment bankers. This is done by manipulating computers by the bankers.

Investment bankers have now seen the ugly side of their chosen field, i’m not trying to be biased. Investments banking is not just a high paying job but high pressure and high stakes job as well.

Tension all rising as bitcoin hit $5,000 for the first time in 2019 which has gained more attention and also alerted investors in general.

Bitcoin has taken the crypto market by surprise which has caused the coin bulls to jubilate and invest more. For the past few months, the value of Cryptocurrencies has been reducing indicating that the trading market is in a bear trend. Even with this, Cryptocurrency will always surprise the trading market. This is the time crypto bulls take advantage and invest more.

Cryptocurrency investors buy coins when it is cheap in other to gain profit when it values increases. This is the time to buy Cryptocurrency especially Bitcoin, XRP , Ethereum etc.

Investment bankers have realized that investing in cryptocurrencies involve less risk in terms of volatility. Whenever the price of cryptocurrencies is volatile, it is the best time to make analysis and invest since it attracts less attention.

There is speculation that BTC is 100x the price of where Bitcoin is today. Which is true. Cryptocurrency is somehow risky but the payoff is much higher than that of investment banks. professional investment bankers have taken advantage of the sudden rise in BTC by investing in some small portion of their portfolio into cryptocurrency.

Even though Cryptocurrency has unregulated space. Unlike the real bank, which is controlled by government entities and changes can be made at any point in time. which can have an effect on their investment returns.

I always advise that people should invest in Cryptocurrency when the price is low and just relax and wait for the price to skyrocket. Investment bankers are now leaving firms to join Cryptocurrency investment. Especially now that Bitcoin trading (buying and selling) is booming. All eyes on Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin to be precise.

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Ripple Sends $26 Million Worth of XRP to Jed McCaleb, XRP Army Fears Another Dump in Price

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Ripple Sends $26 Million Worth of XRP to Jed McCaleb, XRP Army Fears Another Dump in Price

Time and again, several members of the XRP community have opined that the massive dump of the crypto asset in the market has impacted on its price, negatively. Now, there are speculations for another dip in XRP’s price. The latter is after Whale Alert informed on September 7, 2019, that 100 million XRP tokens have been transferred to Jed McCaleb, Ripple’s co-founder. 

Ripple Sends XRP Worth About $26 Million to McCaleb’s Wallet

According to Whale Alert, Ripple transferred 100 million XRP valued at $26,322,440 to Jed McCaleb’s wallet. The transfer has led to the sentiment in the crypto space that XRP might tank below its $0.262 price today. Also, the opinion is due to McCaleb’s reputation for dumping huge amounts of XRP in the market.

McCaleb is Ripple’s co-founder, and in 2014, Ripple transferred 9 billion XRP to him as his share for founding the company in 2012. However, the blockchain company entered a seven-year agreement with McCaleb to control how much XRP he can sell in the market yearly.

Per the agreement, the co-founder could sell $10,000 worth of XRP per week in the first year, $20,000 per week in the second, third, and fourth years, and “750 million XRP per year for the fifth and sixth years.” In the same vein, he could choose to dump 1 billion XRP yearly for the seventh year, and 2 billion XRP yearly after the seventh year.

McCaleb’s Dump of XRP Impacts of Asset’s Market Price

Given that this is the fifth year since the agreement was made, McCaleb can choose to dump thousands of XRP tokens daily. In 2014 when he announced his plans to sell a significant part of his XRP holdings, the value of the asset declined by 40%. As such, the continuous dump of the asset has also been pointed out as one of the reasons why it is not spiking like other top cryptocurrencies.

Asides from being reputable in the XRP community, McCaleb is also a name associated with Mt Gox, one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges. He founded the platform and sold it off years before its hack. Similarly, McCaleb is the creator of Stellar (XLM), the 11th largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Nonetheless, the crypto community has aired its views about the potential for McCaleb to release another share of XRP to the market. Crypto BitLord, for instance, said: “Wow. Another cool $26M Jed can unload at market. This shits out of control.” Another remarked that: “know, right?! Private businesses shouldn’t be allowed to exist. The name “Jed” should be banned.”

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Whale Moves $1 Billion Worth of Bitcoins, Pays Only $600 as Transaction Fee

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Whale Moves $1 Billion Worth of Bitcoins, Pays Only $600 as Transaction Fee

Bitcoin’s price may have stabilized for the past few days, but it seems the whales are up to something. On September 6, 2019, Whale Alert, a platform that monitors large crypto transfers informed that an individual has moved $1 billion worth of Bitcoin to a single wallet. The massive transfer has caused a wave of anxiety in the market that a dump could be pending.

94,504 BTC is Moved to an Unknown Wallet

According to Whale Alert, 94,504 BTC valued at $1,018,147,922 was transferred today, from an unknown wallet to another wallet. A review of the wallet that made the transfer showed that its funds were accumulated before being moved to the recipient.

Hours after the massive transfer, the crypto community is still on its toes trying to ascertain what the individual is up to. Comments made on Whales Alert’s tweet threw more light on the transaction. Alex Krüger, for instance, remarked that this is the largest Bitcoin transfer from a non-exchange platform, and the funds could be on the move.

Crypto Community Opines Bakkt Customers are Moving Funds 

Other members of the community opined that the transfers could’ve been made by clients transferring their Bitcoins to Bakkt, a Bitcoin futures platform. In their opinion, Bakkt had announced earlier that it would allow customers to move their Bitcoin to its cold storage starting from today, September 6, 2019. As such, the recent whale transfers and the said event could be closely related.

There were, however, others in the space who found the thought of over $1 billion worth of Bitcoin being sent to a wrong address hilarious. If that were the case, it would’ve meant the individual behind the transfer had just lost their entire holdings since Bitcoin transactions are irreversible. 

$600 Paid as Fee for Billion Dollar Transaction

These aside, it was also noted that only $600 (0.06 BTC) was paid as the transaction fee. Given that a billion was sent but it only attracted a few dollars in fees, several members of the space pointed out how remarkable that was.

On the other hand, the sender seems to be covering their footprint since efforts to track the payments from the sending wallets is proving a challenge. A crypto user, for instance, said:

“I don’t know how many of these “mixing wallets” there are. Every single tx I follow leads to a new one. Someones trying to hide these coins, that’s for sure. All of them look like they are still active today.”

Nonetheless, these wallets will still be monitored closely in a bid to ascertain if the sender’s motive is to dump the BTC in the market, which could tank the asset’s price. 

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