The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic brought on and continues to bring on some serious questions for every segment of the market, and that includes cryptocurrency. Within two days, Bitcoin was slashed in half as investors pulled their money out in droves and it seemed that almost overnight the question of whether or not Bitcoin was a safe-haven currency had been resolved. But neither was gold. The sharp truth was that panic had set in and nothing and no one was safe from this new economic reality.
Alternet Systems (ALYI.OTC) entered into a partnership with Interwave, an organization involved in an initial coin offering (ICO) to launch a cryptocurrency dedicated to funding electric mobility projects in Sub Saharan Africa.
Bitcoin is supposed to be a safe-haven currency. When the markets go to shit like they are today, in theory people evacuate their traditional positions and throw their money into digital currencies and other adjacent crypto-related stock, like bitcoin mining or one of the many digital asset companies offering the proximity and benefits of bitcoin without any of the hassle of actually owning any.
Hive Blockchain Technologies’ (HIVE.V) prospects are looking up and now they anticipate a 40% reduction in the company’s operating and maintenance costs for its GPU (graphics processing unit) ethereum mining facility in Sweden.
Allow me to be frank for a moment: in the past, plenty of blockchain companies make big claims and either fail to execute, or had no intention of executing. Sometimes it was outright duplicity, and other times it was because they got onboard without a real roadmap towards success.
In hockey, when your team’s down and your favourite pita-slinger’s getting on your case at your local shawarma shack, you can pull out the faithful excuse that it’s a rebuilding year. Yeah. A rebuilding year. They’re making trades and figuring out how to skate together and once they iron out some of the kinks and find out what combinations work best for line chemistry, then you’d better watch out in June.