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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Becomes Hot Topic on CNBC. Peter Schiff Doesn't Like It

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  • Mark Yusko telling CNBC that the Bitcoin (BTC) price could double or triple this year doesn't sit well with Peter Schiff

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The price of gold breaking above the psychologically important level of $1,600 emboldened Peter Schiff, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, to tweet more about Bitcoin. 

This time around, he takes aim at America's top business channel CNBC for allowing biased guests to tout Bitcoin while ignoring gold's recently rally. 

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Mark Yusko predicts a Bitcoin boom    

The guest that Schiff is referring to is Mark Yusko, the CEO of Morgan Creek Capital. During the most recent "Fast Money" episode, he laid out his bullish case for Bitcoin, claiming the price of the orange coin could potentially triple this year due to growing adoption, the May halving and falling interest rates around the globe. 

"We see a lot of upward momentum through the mid-half this year, and in the second half, you probably get to see a lot of the chasing that we saw back in 17. "   

Yusko compared the current stock market rally to what is going to happen to Bitcoin in the second half of 2020.        

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Focusing on the bigger picture 

The price of Bitcoin nosedived by almost seven percent to as low as $9,310 at about 21:45 UTC on Feb. 19. This was a major victory for the bears since it came just one day after the top cryptocurrency printed a rare golden cross on its daily chart that was treated as a harbinger of another glorious rally. 

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However, Yusko says that he doesn't even pay attention to what Bitcoin is doing minute by minute or day by day. 

"I just look at it over long periods of time."   

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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  • Ripple's development platform proposes to add an opt-in privacy feature to the XRP Ledger

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Ripple's development arm Xpring has come up with a new proposal to add an "opt-in" privacy feature to the XRP Ledger. It's now up to the community to review the proposal via GitHub.   

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Private transactions  

In his blog post, Warren Paul Anderson, the head of the Xpring developer community, explains that XRP can be made anonymous with the help of 'blinded tags' that would obfuscate the source and destination tags from anyone apart from from the originator and the source of a specific transaction. 

In such a way, private payments on the XRP Ledger would appear 'random' to third parties.  

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Streaming payments  

Xpring also made an announcement about the Xpring Wallet adding support for the STREAM protocol. It allows users to send and receive in the form of encrypted packets of money or data over blockchain-agnostic Interledger by establishing an HTTP connection.  

All developers can now integrate streaming payments into their applications with the help of Testnet XRP.

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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