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Ari Paul takes fresh stance on crypto-adoption, says he’d be shocked if there was widespread usage of cryptocurrencies today

Namrata Shukla



I’d be shocked if there was widespread usage today, says Ari Paul on crypto adoption
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Though its been over 10 years since its inception, the crypto-verse is still in its early stages of adoption, and the crypto-community has been pushing for furthering its global adoption for quite a while now. However, there are still many people across the world who do not know what cryptocurrencies are and their use-cases in the real world. Justifying the current position of the cryptoverse, Ari Paul, the CIO of BlockTower Capital tweeted that he would be “shocked if there was widespread usage” of crypto today.

Paul said this in response to the community’s worry about the limited adoption of crypto till date. Apart from being difficult to adopt easily, crypto is in its nascent stage and according to Paul, the current state of crypto “was like the internet in 1985”. He tweeted,

“I’d be shocked if there was widespread usage today – it’s still too hard. Like asking why little usage of internet in 1985.”

In order to further the adoption of crypto and make it mainstream, there is a need to “abstract public addresses”, he said. The CTO added that customers also needed to be presented with easy and trustworthy custodial solutions and improved user experience. He tweeted,

“We’ll fairly soon have horizontally integrated crypto transfers between custodian, exchange, trading software, and dApp interfaces (like metamask).”

According to the crypto-influencer, it would be worrisome if crypto users of all age groups could not use crypto with ease in a couple of years. Even though the community has been working on all the aforementioned fronts and progress has been made, it would be a long and slow process to realize this. Paul concluded by saying,

“As an investor, I want to be in before that transition happens. That transition will probably be the biggest wealth creation event in crypto.”

Active participation from the community and foundations in spreading knowledge about decentralized currencies and its benefits have managed to impress a few nations and its governments. However, there are others who have downright dismissed the idea of crypto.

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Bitcoin [BTC]: Don’t buy BTC at the top, buy it right now, says CNBC’s Brian Kelly

Akash Anand



Bitcoin [BTC]: 'Don't buy BTC at the top, buy it right now', says CNBC's Brian Kellyq
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Bitcoin’s [BTC] rapid movement on the cryptocurrency charts revitalized an industry which was touted to be dead and buried in early 2019. The events over the past few weeks have not only increased the value of Bitcoin, but have also assisted in raising the collective market cap and the prices of other cryptocurrencies.

Giving more insight into this market movement was CNBC’s Brian Kelly, who touched upon the price fluctuations, as well as where the world’s largest cryptocurrency can go from here. The Bitcoin baller claimed that the 100 percent bounce back from Bitcoin’s lows was a great incentive for new investors. It also provided a reprieve for existing players in the market. Kelly claimed,

“Investors are wondering what the next market driver could be and in my opinion there are a couple of things. First of all we are starting to see the institutional players get into the field, evidenced by the entry of Fidelity and other such companies. Even the retail perspective is huge, with TD Ameritrade investing in Eris X with sources claiming that the organization will open BTC trade for customers in the  next three to six months.”

Kelly also spoke about how the market was entering a phase of a supply cut, where the supply of Bitcoin gets cut in the overall spectrum of the market. According to him, there is generally a price rally a year into the rise and a year out of it, and the combination of the supply cut and the rise in demand will be beneficial to Bitcoin’s price.

The CNBC official was also careful to inform holders and investors that while the price is holding at this point, people need to be careful since the market might be in the mood for a reversal. He warned,

“Do not buy it at the top but rather buy it now.”

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was trading at $7943.23, with a total market cap of $140.712 billion. The 24-hour market volume was holding at $24.816 billion and the BTC market was moving up by 0.45%.

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