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Populous (PPT): Tomorrows Invoice Market Place

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Keeping up with new cryptocurrencies is becoming increasingly difficult due to the surging number of digital assets hitting the market. As such, revolutionary cryptocurrencies that should make our portfolio go unnoticed. This article will take a look at Populous (PPT), another interesting Altcoin.

Features of Populous (PPT)

Populous is a peer-to-peer invoice discounting platform. Populous blockchain with Smart contracts to provide security, efficiency, and transaction transparency. Populous has some of the key future which has been crucial to the superb growth it recorded in January.

  • Populous provides a peer-to-peer platform for invoice sellers and buyers to transact with each other irrespective of their location.
  • Populous offers immediate funding of Smart contracts without interference from third parties.
  • Transactions are exceptionally fast with low transaction fees.
  • All uploaded invoices are recorded in the Ethereum blockchain to eliminate chances of misuse and errors.
  • All Smart Contracts on Populous are autonomously managed.

Latest Happenings Around Populous (PPT)

The launch of the Beta version of Populous on the 9th of February has brought a lot of excitement to the Populous space. Steve Nico Williams CEO of Populous announced on his twitter handle that users of Populous should expect constant updates and new changes on the beta version.

CEO of Populous Steve Nico Williams recently announced its Billion-dollar partnership with Luxure Global Citizen. His official statement below;

“this deal represents a significant breakthrough for Populous and holders of PPT. Investors will now have access to a regular supply of blue-chip invoices for them to invest in and earn yield on.”

Details of the Performance of Populous (PPT)

Populous was tagged the leading altcoin in January 2018. The digital token recorded tremendous growths when cryptocurrencies were crumbling. Populous hit its all-time high of $75.5 on January 31 2018; a very sour period for most cryptocurrencies.

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Populous (PPT) Daily Charts for the Last One Month: Data from CryptoCompare.com

Populous has not been able to replicate its January form in February. The token started February with a trading value of $71, ever since then, the value of the token has dropped every day. As at the time of this writing, the standing of the token is;

  • Trading Value: $4
  • Market Capitalization: $ 978,856,422
  • 24 hours trading volume: $9,644,990
  • Cryptocurrency ranking: 26

Price Prediction of Populous (PPT)

Price predictions from CIA predicts the token trading at over $100 apiece before the end of 2018. Due to its very practical usage, Populous is a digital token that has a lot of promise for the future.

Verge (XVG): The Recipe for Success in 2018

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Verge (XVG) – The Recipe for Success in 2018

Verge (XVG) is a fast-rising cryptocurrency that has been gaining increasing relevance and publicity in the crypto space. This article will be looking at Verge, the cryptocurrency which claims to process completely untraceable transactions.

Roadmap of Verge (XVG) for 2018

As it is with most futuristic firms, Verge has drawn out its roadmap for 2018. These milestones are interesting and make watching XVG in 2018 more interesting. Verge could possibly be projected to a double digit USD trading figure if these milestones go as achieved and accepted by the public. It’s milestone for 2018;

  • TOR Android Wallet: One of the most interesting developments in the Verge Ecosystem now is the TOR Android wallet. This will give Android users the chance of sending and receiving anonymous transactions. If this goes as planned, Verge is in for some explosive membership growth.
  • I2P Android Wallet: I2P proffers greater security than the regular ISP. This is a very smart move from the Verge team as users of the internet are increasingly concerned about the anonymity of their transactions. The I2P wallet implementation will definitely push the value of Verge higher.
  • Verge Pool Mining Guide: The ability of Verge to be mined with almost any GPU makes it one of the easiest cryptocurrency to mine. Towards the end of Q1 of 2018, Verge is looking to introduce a guide to mining the asset. This will definitely increase the number of people looking to make profits from the coin.
  • RSK Smart Contracts: RSK contracts will open up developers to all the decentralized application underlying the verge platform. BSK technology is being tested on Bitcoin; the technology will introduce privacy and anonymity in the monetization of blockchain-based applications – another big news for Verge faithfuls.

Features that Make Verge Stand out

  • Atomic Swap.
  • Simple Payment Verification (SPV) makes transactions faster.
  • TOR and I2P Complete anonymity during transactions.
  • Exchange with other cryptocurrencies.

Performance of Verge (XVG)

Verge hit its peak of $0.3 (According to Coinmarketcap) on 23 December, 2017. Verge is yet to recover full strength from the preceding market let-off of digital assets that followed. As at the time of this writing, the daily stats of Verge (XVG) are;

  • Trading Value: $0.06
  • Market Capitalization: $805,534,366
  • 24 hours trading volume: $14,012,500
  • Cryptocurrency ranking: 30th
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VERGE DAILY CHARTS: Coinmarketcap.com

In a Nutshell

As at the time of this writing, Verge is yet to hit the $1 mark. When you combine the laid down Road-map of Verge with an already established network and partnerships, you can see success brewing around the coin. Verge (XVG) has shown a lot of promise and is a worthy pick for an investment in 2018.

 

Interesting Partnerships That Could Move IOTA (MIOTA) to the Next Level

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Interesting Partnerships That Could Move IOTA (MIOTA) to the Next Level

IOTA (MIOTA), even as one of the leading cryptocurrencies both in the market today has suffered a lot of lapses of lately, losing 11.5% in the last day. IOTA; the stealth cryptocurrency has been involved in some interesting news of recent that could mean not just a possible comeback for the digital asset but growth as well.

Updates on IOTA (MIOTA)

The partnership and involvement of IOTA with futuristic projects is probably one of the reasons the digital asset has gained recognition. In January, a partnership between IOTA foundation and the International Transport Innovation Center (ITIC) was announced. The partnership was aimed at integrating blockchain into everyday life and Smart cities of the future.

Wei-bin Lee commissioner of the Department of Information Technology, Taipei confirmed that the City of Taipei would be partnering with IOTA Foundation to bring Tangle (IOTA’s answer to blockchain) to its citizen identification plans.

February has seen IOTA get into more interesting partnerships. Bosch (a German multinational engineering and electronics company) announced a rather interesting investment in IOTA, Bosch is also listed as one MIOTA’s network board advisers.

There are also indications that South Korea is set to use Tangle for its Smart City projects.

Status of IOTA (MIOTA)

MIOTA as a coin has done fairly well in the past, reaching the $5 mark back in December. MIOTA would be looking to get back to the heights it reached last year.

The last few weeks have been sour for MIOTA losing more than 60% of its January trading value. As at the time of this writing, here’s the performance of MIOTA in the cryptocurrency;

IOTA CHARTS for the Last One Month: Data from Coinmarketcap.

  • Trading Value: $85 (USD)
  • Market Capitalization: $ 5,153,193,554 (USD)
  • 24 Hours Trading Value: $36,131,400 USD

Future of IOTA (MIOTA)

IOTA maybe underperforming at the moment, but the future that lies ahead of IOTA is bright. IOTA’s tangle technology is being applied to two fast-growing industries; IoTs and Smart Cities. Boston Consulting Group predicts that the IoT industry will be worth $267 billion by the year 2020.

The growth of this industry means growth of IOTA  (MIOTA). Early in January, MIOTA was predicted to hit the $10 mark, it does not look feasible based on the current standing of the coin, but MIOTA will definitely surpass that mark in time to come.

TRON (TRX): The Promising & Future Saver

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TRON (TRX): The Promising & Future Saver

As cryptocurrency craze continues, with the fall in coins being the latest talk everywhere, a large amount of cheap, smaller and affordable coins are appearing in the crypto market which everyone feels excited about. One of these promising coins is TRON (TRX), a coin founded by a Chinese man, Justin Sun, with its protocol aims at constructing a worldwide free content entertainment ecosystem that will utilize blockchain and distributed technology, and subsequently challenge the world’s major content providers like YouTube, Amazon, and Facebook.

The world is gradually moving away from a centralized information distribution economy to a decentralized system where the user can store, publish freely, and own data, which is one of the primary targets of TRX.

Who is the brain-box behind this future investment?

TRON (TRX) seems to be the daily citation of everybody lately because of its advance innovation and challenge in the crypto market. This has made investors be more inquisitive about the source of this promising coin and where it is being originated from. The digital currency was founded in 2017 by Justin Sun who was also the founder of Callme (PEIWO) Application – one of the largest voice live streaming application in China. Justin Sun which is currently serving as the CEO of the TRON foundation was listed on Forbes 30 under 30 for three times consecutively from 2015 to 2017.

The TRON foundation is a non-profit organization which is situated in Singapore and licensed under the acceptance of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority in line with the Singapore Company laws. Justin company formed alliances with others companies such as Alibaba, oBike and Baofeng so as to further make TRX a solidify coin.

How does TRON work?

TRON (TRX) coin works in a slightly different way compared to other cryptocurrency. It focuses on the entertainment industry to help improve the flow of payment, storage content and access to the content such as songs. TRON hope to use motivation in resisting the serious problem of large data, and its operations are in phases with the aim to redeem the storage and access to data. Below are the phases of its operations.

Exodus: It is the first phase of TRON and it is aimed at providing a simple distributed file sharing that work like Inter Planetary File System (IPFS). Therefore, it is safe to say that TRX is not taking advantage of blockchain technology in its current platform. At this moment, Exodus is the only phase that has been accomplished out of the six phases of TRON application. Others have been scheduled according to the founder.

Odyssey: The second stage focus at incentivizing early acceptance and establishment of a proprietary community of content creators and consumers similar to the current proof of stake model. The scale of reimbursement used for creation is associated with metrics with a related tipping scheme as opposed to the modern clicks and views. Clicks and views are not a good fit because they can easily be maneuver and reproduced en masse by using click farms and bots. Users will basically use the native TRON token which is TRX for their transaction activities, and this will aid the exchange of value for services very fast.

Great Voyage and Apollo: These stages highlight the importance of the third and fourth phases of TRON application respectively. The Great voyage is designed to facilitate the individual Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) capabilities while Apollo enables the content producers to issue personal tokens.

Star Trek and Eternal: These are the penultimate and final phase of TRON application respectively. They focus on decentralizing the gaming industry and give developers the edge to build a gaming platform freely and then achieve financial incentives upon the games being established.

In a way to advance the work on TRON (TRX) so that its activities won’t be limited to the Ethereum network which it depends on, the founder, Justin Sun, has announced that the First Beta Version-Exodus will be launched on March 31, 2018. The upgraded version will come with many benefits that will make TXN valuable and more useful. Exodus is scheduled to span through August 2017 to December 2018 and others are scheduled as follow; Odyssey (January 2019 to June 2020), Great Voyage (July 2020 to July 2021), Apollo (August 2021 to March 2023), Star Trek (April 2023 to September 2025) and Eternity (September 2025 to September 2027).

QTUM101: An Introduction to Qtum (QTUM)

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QTUM101: An Introduction to Qtum (QTUM)

The growing number of cryptocurrencies in the digital space has made it almost impossible to keep records of all digital assets, and only those with unique features and offering gain relevance (not in terms of market capitalization). In this article, we would look at Qtum, and what makes it a special digital asset.

What is Qtum?

Qtum creates public blockchains with an open source code. Qtum help organizations build decentralized applications (in blockchains) focusing primarily on applications that can be executed on mobile devices. The combines the best of Bitcoin (blockchain) and Ethereum (decentralized system) to create its brand.

Qtum also provides secure smart contract templates, with translations from smart contracts codes to human languages. The goal is to work with industry partners and launch the first Value Transfer Protocol (VTP). The QTUM project is implemented by Qtum Foundation Company, located in Singapore.

Qtum’s Blockchain on Mobile

The number of people who use mobile phones to access the internet outweighs desktop. Qtum understood this and became the first digital asset to focus on building blockchains for mobile phones. Qtum uses simple payment verification methods on mobiles that allow users execute smart contracts with lite wallets. This makes it easier to access blockchain anywhere, even on the go.

How to Buy QTUM

One of the easiest ways to purchase QTUM is through coinbase. (there are other methods of acquiring QTUM coins, but for this article, we will use coinbase and Binance for supports atomic swap).

Sign in to your coinbase account.

Purchase some LiteCoin or Ether.

Move your purchased LiteCoin or Ether to Binance. On confirmation you can now perform atomic swap; LTC/QTUM or ETH/QTUM

Choose your wallet to store your QTUM and transfer there. A detailed transfer process can be found here.

As at the time of this writing, QTUM is trading at $33.56 (USD) apiece. An estimated market cap of $2.5 billion (USD) makes QTUM the 18th most valuable digital asset in the market.

In a Nutshell

QTUM as a hybrid of Ethereum and Bitcoin is still far off from the both. In terms of market valuation, QTUM has definitely had better days. However, QTUM still remains highly promising for 2018, as it is focused on introducing accessible options for the business world by fusing blockchain with the business world.

 

Here the Walk Through on Ethereum (ETH) You Need

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Here’s the Walk Through on Ethereum (ETH) You Need

­­Ethereum (ETH) is best known in the crypto space for one major thing; rivaling the dominance of Bitcoin. Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization (87.8 billion USD), and most of hype it gets come from the interesting additional features and applications the network offers.

What is Ethereum (ETH)?

For a beginner, Ethereum is an open source platform based on blockchain technology featuring smart contracts that enables developers to build and utilize other decentralized applications. Ethereum generates and deploys its digital currency the Ether for transactions on the platform.

Smart Contracts; What Sets Ethereum (ETH) Apart.

Smart contracts are digital self-executing protocols the ethereum uses for transactions. Once the terms of agreement are reached by the both parties involved in a transaction, the system aids all the processes in executing the contract.

Smart contracts have been drawing the attention of enterprises, and here’s why;

­­Smart contracts bypasses third parties in transactions, free clients from their exuberant charges and bottlenecks.

Smart contracts are digitally generated and executed which means there is little or no chance of manipulation, frauds, and human errors.

Blockchain make the smart contracts more secure.

The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and Decentralized Applications (Dapps)

Another unique feature Ethereum offers is the EVM. The EVM is a tuning computer software allows programmers and non-programmers alike to create programs irrespective of the programming language. The Ethereum (ETH) Virtual Machine is a decentralized computing platform.

The Ether is also required by developers who want to build apps with the EVM. As at the time of this writing, it is recorded that 1,038 decentralized applications have been built on Ethereum using the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Some of the headlining Dapps are; GOLEM, uPort, SingularDTV, and Stock.it.

The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA).

The EEA is a mega co-operation of companies working with the to develop real life usage of the Ethereum and the EVM. Big names like; intel, Microsoft, J.P Morgan, BBVA, brainbot tech. and a bunch of others are included in this project.

Price and How to Buy the Ether.

The price of Ethereum (ETH) has grown tremendously over the years, starting the year over $1,000 trading value until the backdrop inspired by the huge Asian sell off. As at the time of this writing, the Ether is trading at $889 apiece. Ether is a minable digital coin.

The Ether can be bought and held in different wallets including; ClassicEtherWallet, Guarda Mobile Wallet, MyEtherWallet, Ledger HW Wallet and others.

In Conclusion

Ethereum is not just the cryptocurrency of the future on paper, in reality, Ethereum is already developing on that. The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance and the strides they are taking every day is also another interesting reason the future will be very bright for Ethereun.

 

Gu JianLiang Role In Vechain (VEN) Next Phase Of Growth

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Gu JianLiang Role In Vechain (VEN) Next Phase Of Growth

The New Year is now known to bring stability and regulation within the digital currency industry. VeChain (VEN) has therefore strategically positioned itself to have its ground in these regulations while partnering with the giants in the blockchain industry to ensure that their solutions are within the current and future regulations. The first month of the year turned out to be a difficult month for the digital currency markets. Some of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin had a drop in their trading value of close to 30%. However, during the crypto wipe out, there were few currencies that managed to put on a good show. Digital currencies such as VeChain and NEO dominated the gainer’s list.

VeChain (VEN) always aims at opening blockchain networks that revolutionized the use of internet of things; therefore having associations with firms from China is the right path for them to implement their blockchain networks. The coin, however did not garner much as expected from the partnerships as it traded under the $1 mark in December last year and a low of $0.20 in the month of November last year. The coin has come up with new ideas such as giving their platform a new face that is from VeChain into VeChain Thor. The coin has now gained a lot of attention from state media in China and earned themselves a partnership with the National Tobacco Corporation in China as a way of developing and implementing solutions for blockchain.

Factors leading to VeChain coin growth

The blockchain has strategically positioned itself as the go-to platform when it comes to efficiency in the global supply chain. VeChain provides a platform that ends the issues surrounding counterfeit products. The key aspect of growth for the platform is integrating the technology used in the internet of things into their system. It has therefore hired Gu JianLiang as a chief technology officer who will lead the platform towards the next phase of growth. What makes Mr. Gu be a key role player in the growth of the platform is;

He has the ability to influencing VeChain adoption

The strength of any digital currency depends on the team behind it. Mr. Gu would certainly offer a great team as he has already worked as a technology director for several companies such as Alcatel. Through this influence, he would certainly push the platform towards adoption into supply chains of global companies.

He offers patents for the VeChain

In the short time he served for the platform, he has already offered secure patents. Once these patents are approved it will provide an excellent platform for boosting the value of the coin.

Integration of the system with IoT

Devices are getting smarter every day and coins that have a good experience in the use of this IoT technology are more likely to grow. Mr. Gu aims at doing this at VeChain, therefore giving the platform unprecedented control electronic markets in the world. The price will also push up to levels never reached before. The idea is possible as Mr. Gu has over 18 years of experience of working with hardware, therefore he certainly masters every aspect of integrating the platform into IoT devices.

Conclusion

The IoT integration makes VeChain (VEN) stand out in the digital currency space. After hiring Mr. Gu, it positioned the coin in a better place to compete while maintaining its trading value at reasonable levels. The platform supports global supply chain, therefore with the adoption of IoT would make the processes even more efficient.

 

TRON (TRX) And What It Seeks To Achieve

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TRON (TRX) And What It Seeks To Achieve

Tron (TRX) is one among an emerging set of blockchain-based crypto projects whose disruptive infrastructure could be instrumental in defining the way we interact with the internet. What do I mean? Simply put, once implemented, it will change the way content is provided and shared over the internet.

Its main goal is to completely cut off the middleman when it comes to the public release and sharing of content like music, videos, and books on the net. The decentralization will remove the hefty fees giant firms like Amazon or YouTube charge for their services.

But wait. Why the negative perception about the Tron coin?

Every cryptocurrency project has had to face some kind of scrutiny. Tron (TRX) is no exception to that reality. The cryptocurrency market is probably the most scrutinized in the world as of now. Anything that does not add up about a cryptocurrency is likely to fuel a lot of FUD and rumors. In the case of Tron, one main issue comes out.

The project’s whitepaper confusion

A lot of the negativity about Tron in 2018 revolves around the nature of its whitepaper. There have been various accusations leveled against the project’s team, many believing that the document was plagiarized from a number of ICO projects. Justin Sun, Tron’s founder has sought to dispel those rumors, stating that the similarities could be as a result of poor translation from Chinese to English. Sun has promised supporters that that is far from the truth. In a message to supporters, Sun said that the team would avail a better translation of the original whitepaper.

The prices are low; it’s time to buy TRON (TRX)

The price of TRX is still low; a perfect time to put in some money and hold as the market embarks on a bull run while the TRX token gains value.

Controversy aside, Tron has the potential to deliver what it promises and therefore, give investors better ROI in the future.  The roadmap clearly lays down what the project aims at achieving, right from 2017 to 2027- a ten –year plan to deliver a decentralized internet experience.

Partnerships

Tron recently secured some partnerships with reputable companies, an indication that there is belief towards the viability of the project. By getting established companies to sign partnerships, Tron has convinced us that what it proposes to offer is viable and achievable. Getting into partnerships with regional brands like Peiwo, oBikes, Bitmain and UPLive are thumbs up markers for TRX.

Strong team

There’s one problem with cryptocurrency start-ups: great ideas fail to make it due to lack of a dedicated team behind it. In Tron’s case, the team is one reason the project is likely to succeed. Led by a charismatic, hands-on Justin Sun, the team consists of experienced developers and experts. You can check them out on the project’s official GitHub channel.  Justin Sun is perhaps the one driving Tron’s agenda in public, but behind the scenes are great blockchain experts.

A ready market

If there is any reason to be optimistic about Tron (TRX), then it is its roots in China. If it delivers as they have promised, adoption would not be a big issue as there is already a big user pool in China. With such a potential user base, the value of TRX is likely to appreciate quickly. Buying now and holding on till 2023 is my ideal scenario.  According to Trevor Gerszt, CoinIRA investments CEO, China is quickly becoming the biggest consumer of digital content and the country is likely to offer a ready market for Tron’s platform.

Conclusion

Investing in cryptocurrency is lucrative, but the risks involved are real. While Tronix promises to be a good investment opportunity, I’d urge anyone looking to invest in TRX to read the project’s whitepaper and understand the project before deciding to put money in it. Do not let FOMO mislead you.

 

More Drama To Follow As Bitcoin (BTC) Fluctuate: Here is What To Do

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More Drama To Follow As Bitcoin (BTC) Fluctuate – Here is What To Do

In late 2008, two creative minds launched the worlds first decentralized digital currency – Bitcoin (BTC). After several years, the world believed that it’s worth investing. However, due to recent price fluctuations, it is prevalent to see articles that ridicule the currency. Even if you are an experienced blockchain expert, it is difficult to predict the future of cryptocurrencies. In reality, Bitcoins led to the development of new careers, and many books were written about it. For this reason, many investors thought of it as a safe bet. But now, every news about Bitcoins is received with great disbelief. In the recent past, BTC charts have been showing retrogressive graphs.

Look at the top 4 Bitcoin (BTC) dramatic trends, and a safe way forward based on expert analysis.

  • A Sudden Rise – On Wednesday, Feb 7, the price of one Bitcoin Rose from $6000 to $8,400. As can be seen, buyers would have taken advantage of buying more coins while it was still at $6,000. Normal blockchain coding didn’t just bring the top dollar surge. Instead, The Senate Banking Committee had a meeting and ordered for the increase. The main agenda of their meeting was consumer protection.
  • Politics and Bitcoins – Even though the cryptocurrency raze started as an independent industry with little government influence, politicians couldn’t resist talking about it. For instance, on Feb 8, 2018, a lawmaker in the United States wanted members of Congress to declare their cryptocurrency net worth. Besides, in a bill submitted by another lawmaker, all cryptocurrency transactions will be charged once the bill is approved.

Talking of politics, see what Minneapolis president Neel said. Neel Kashkari, an Indian banker, does not believe in Bitcoins. He further claims that Bitcoins is for Toy Collectors. All these political trends happen because Bitcoins are seen as a threat to the monetary system, gold ounces, and other forms of business.

  • Oversight – The Securities and Exchange Commission has always set laws to protect American Households. As part of their work, SEC plans to inspect all cryptocurrencies, Bitcoins being an easy target. Other companies like ProShares opposed the SEC suggestion. As at now, there are no cryptocurrency monitoring bills that have been approved.
  • Facebook Ban – Unfortunately, Facebook banned cryptocurrency Ads. Cryptocurrency fanatics already feel the impact of losing presence in the largest social media. The leading cause of this ban is that fraudsters were using Ads that do not comply with Facebook’s policies. For this reason, Facebook is still conducting investigations on the same matter.

Here is what you should do with Bitcoin (BTC). Buy more. One big mistake is staking everything on Bitcoin. Another big sin is staying without buying the coin. This advice is not an endorsement. As can be seen, the crypto-giant is promising. Here are few reasons why it has a potential future. Right from its proven history, through the deliberate rise in price, up to the setting of regulations that favor consumers, BTC remain to be the most reliable source of income.