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Tim Draper: Bitcoin ‘Magic’ Will Dwarf Internet’s Game-Changing Impact

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By CCN Markets: Tech billionaire Tim Draper says the far-reaching impact of bitcoin “magic” will dwarf the sprawling influence that even the internet has had. The internet has radically transformed major industries such as communications, gaming, entertainment, and media. However, Draper says bitcoin and the technologies branching from it (blockchain, smart contracts, and artificial...

Tim Draper Pushes $250,000 Bitcoin Price Realization Date to Early 2023

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Crypto bull and venture capitalist Tim Draper has disclosed that it could take a little longer for his Bitcoin price target of $250,000 to be reached. Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Draper said that while Bitcoin price could still reach $250,000 by 2022, he was not restricting himself to that timeline as the target might instead be achieved in the first quarter of 2023: $250,000 by 2022, and I’m...

Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Savages India’s Modi Over ‘Luddite’ Crypto Ban

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In a searing attack on the Indian government, Bitcoin bull Tim Draper wrote off the nation’s proposed ban on cryptocurrency as devastating for its economic and technological progress. Draper also cited inherent corruption at the highest level as one of the key drivers behind the alarming legislation. Tim Draper Bashes Narendra Modi’s Bitcoin Plans With India on the verge of a complete...

Tim Draper Slams India’s ‘Pathetic & Corrupt’ Leaders for Bitcoin Ban

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The Indian government’s stance on crypto continues to spark controversy. This is especially true after reports spread on social networks suggesting that politicians want to ban all cryptocurrencies except for a sovereign token. Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper was one of those to voice their opinion. The famous bitcoin (BTC) advocate rejected this strategy, describing it as a shame...

Tim Draper Says Ethereum’s Issuance Rate of 2%-4% ETH Worries Him

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By CCN: Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper is one of the biggest advocates of the cryptocurrency space. He is famous for his bullish $250,000 bitcoin price prediction, which would reflect a 5% market share around the world in the coming years. Draper supports competition in the space and in addition to bitcoin is also a fan of smart contract technology, other blockchains including...

Tim Draper Defends ‘Extraordinary People’ Elon Musk & Satoshi Nakamoto

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By CCN: Billionaires in Silicon Valley want Wall Street to stop picking on Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO has done more for innovation than most, and putting him down will only discourage other entrepreneurs from taking risks the way Elon did. Venture capitalist Tim Draper, who is also a member of the billionaire’s club, was featured on BNN Bloomberg where he defended the space travel genius and...

Tim Draper Believes Bitcoin Will Grab 5% of the Earth’s Market Share

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By CCN: While Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are focused on Mars, billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper has his feet firmly planted on the ground. Draper might appear to have his head stuck in the clouds with a lofty $250,000 bitcoin price prediction. But from what he tells Fox Business, the early bitcoin investor isn’t stargazing: “I’m a believer that in four years, something...

Tim Draper-Backed Email Paywall BitBounce Attracts 4 Million Users

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By CCN: Tim Draper appears to love anything that gives power back to the people. An eye-catching tweet on Saturday regarding email spam solution BitBounce is sure to generate a good deal of interest in this project. Draper sees this as a potential play on crypto mainstream adoption given its immediate real-world use case. He is named as an investor in the project. This video describes a new...

Tim Draper-Backed Blockchain Unveils ‘Trust Scores for Everything’

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By CCN: Internet of Things (IoT) is a major buzzword, almost as prominent in the tech world as “blockchain” itself. It can mean different things to different people. Primarily, the Internet of Things describes a world of connected devices which serve various purposes, everything from building widgets in a factory to monitoring your refrigerator. IoTeX focuses on the first part more...

Facebook Crypto Expedition Tempts Billionaire Bitcoin Bull Draper

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Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper is one of the few people who could make Facebook likable again. Turns out Facebook crypto could be added to the impressive list of companies Draper’s backed. Draper, whose winning bets have included bitcoin and Skype, to name a couple, plans to meet with Mark Zuckerberg’s team to explore Facebook’s plans for a $1 billion fundraising. The...

Billionaire Tim Draper Slams ‘Paranoid’ Jamie Dimon, Doubles Down $250,000 Bitcoin Price

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Cryptocurrency bull Tim Draper has fired a shot at the chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, nearly two months after the big four U.S. bank announced the creation of a digital currency known as JPM Coin.
In an interview with crypto personality Wendy O, Draper said Dimon’s actions show that he is grieving stage of acceptance with regards to the inevitability of cryptocurrencies:

Billionaire Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Has a Wild 5-Year Prediction for Cash and Crypto

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Tim Draper has been one of Bitcoin’s most enthusiastic proponents. He was steadfast in his optimism even when other finance gurus thought he was crazy for giving the new-fangled crypto the time of day. Forgetting about the naysayers, Draper became about $89 million richer for sticking to his Bitcoin guns. He was steadfast while others, including JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, made jokes about Bitcoin...

VC Investor Tim Draper Made $89M From His Bitcoin Investment in 5 Years

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Billionaire venture capital investor Tim Draper has made $89.1 million from his Bitcoin investment in less than five years. In 2014, Tim Draper purchased a bulk of 30,000 BTC from the U.S. authorities in an auction. He outbid all participating investors by paying $632 per Bitcoin, with a slight premium. The $18.96 million he spent in 2014 is now worth $108 million despite the 80 percent...

3 Massive Buy Orders Roil Stock Market Amid Rumored ‘Pension Buying’ Frenzy

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The US stock market experienced another wild roller coaster ride on December 28 after three massive buy orders roiled Wall Street in late-afternoon trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,062, down 76 points from the previous day’s stunning 800-point spike. Finance blog ZeroHedge opined that institutional investors — specifically, pension funds executing year-end reallocation...

Why Billionaire Investors Still Remain Positive on Long-Term Trend of Crypto

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Mike Novogratz, Jim Breyer, and Tim Draper are some of many billionaire investors in the traditional financial market who remain optimistic towards the long-term trend of crypto. How are these investors able to maintain their positive stance in regards to the growth of the cryptocurrency sector following an 85 percent decline in valuation across the board? It’s About Cycles For the most part...

‘Blockchain Revolution’ Is Bigger Than Anything We’ve Seen in History: Overstock CEO

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Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne is exiting the retail business so he can focus on blockchain because he believes it’s a disruptive technology that will transform the world. “The blockchain revolution has a greater potential than anything we’ve seen in history,” Byrne told Fox Business on Nov. 26 (video below). “It’s bigger than the Internet revolution...

Billionaire Tim Draper Unfazed By Bitcoin Crash, Boldly Vows Crypto Will Surpass Fiat Money

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Tech billionaire Tim Draper is unfazed by the recent bitcoin crash, and insists that the global economy will soon transition to crypto. In fact, Draper boldly predicts that crypto will eventually overtake fiat money to make up two-thirds of the world’s total currency value. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist said the shift will be inevitable once it becomes easier to spend and invest...

Billionaire Tim Draper Stands By Bullish $250,000 Bitcoin Price Target For 2022

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Tech billionaire Tim Draper stands by his bitcoin price target of $250,000 for 2022. Despite the recent slump, Draper remains undeterred in his enthusiastic outlook for the largest virtual currency by market cap. “This is going to be so big, so if you see a dip [in prices], jump in,” Draper told TheStreet at the 2018 Crypto Finance Conference in Switzerland. “Maybe it will dip...

Crypto Market Cap to Hit $80 Trillion in 15 Years: Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper

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Bitcoin bull Tim Draper has predicted that the market capitalization of cryptocurrencies will increase by four hundred times in the coming one and a half decades. Equating the current state of the crypto market to the early days of the internet, Draper, however, warned that the prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will first have to drop before rising. The billionaire tech investor was...

Billionaire Bitcoin Evangelist Shelves ‘Three Californias’ Plan after Legal Setback

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Billionaire bitcoin evangelist Tim Draper has grudgingly shelved his ambitious plan to split California into three states. Draper, a venture capitalist and prolific cryptocurrency investor, wrote in a letter dated Aug. 2 that he will not appeal a court decision barring his initiative — formally known as Proposition 9 but better known as “Cal 3” — from appearing on the ballot in...

Tim Draper Off the Hook [For Now] in Tezos Class Action Lawsuit

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Claims against venture capitalist Tim Draper and Bitcoin Suisse in a Tezos class action lawsuit have been dismissed. No Direct Control According to U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California, the motions by Draper and Swiss-based crypto financial services company Bitcoin Suisse to dismiss them as defendants in the Tezos securities litigation case have been granted...

Billionaire Investor Explains Why Bitcoin Price Will Hit $250,000 by 2022

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Billionaire venture capitalist and investor Tim Draper has long been one of cryptocurrency’s biggest bulls, and that has not changed during the first half of 2018, even as the bitcoin price has sunk more than 67 percent from its all-time high. Draper, as CCN reported, has predicted that the bitcoin price will reach $250,000 by 2022, a far cry from the estimated $650 per coin that he paid in 2014...

Bitcoin May Not Be Around In 100 Years, Says Nobel Laureate Economist Robert Shiller

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Robert Shiller, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and Yale University professor, says bitcoin may be extinct in 100 years because it “looks like a bubble.” If bitcoin is around, Shiller says it will be a completely different iteration of what it is today. “I’m thinking bitcoin won’t look anything like it is today,” Shiller told CNBC. “It’ll have a...

‘Bitcoin Is Bigger Than the Internet’: Billionaire Investor Tim Draper

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Billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper is doubling down on his bullish bitcoin hand. Draper, founder of Draper Associates, became famous for his early backing of tech sensations Tesla, Jobs.com and Skype, but if you ask him today, bitcoin surpasses them all. He was asked during a panel discussion at the Intelligence Squared/Manhattan Institute US debate over the weekend about...

Billionaire Tim Draper Sets $250,000 Bitcoin Price Target for 2022

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Tech billionaire Tim Draper, an avowed cryptocurrency bull, has set a $250,000 bitcoin price target for 2022. Draper made the bold prediction April 12 at the 2018 Block (Chain) Party at his self-named Draper University in San Mateo, California. “I’m thinking $250,000 a bitcoin by 2022,” Draper said (via Reddit). “Believe it. They’re going to think you’re crazy, but believe it. It’s...

Tim Draper: Only Cryptocurrencies Will Be Used For Payments in 5 Years

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To some people, cryptocurrencies are the stories they go through while sipping a hot cup of coffee early in the morning. But to others, it is an ecosystem that is developing slowly and is bound to engulf the entire world. One such individual is venture capital investor, founder of Draper Associates and Stanford graduate Tim Draper. Draper is not your average bull – he can break the internet by...

The World Needs a New Kind of Currency, Bitcoin: Investor Tim Draper

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Tim Draper, the founder of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, says the world needs a new kind of currency. Speaking from Stanford, California, Draper, an early investor in Bitcoin and a victim of the infamous 2014 Mt. Gox hack, spoke to Bloomberg TV of his confidence in cryptocurrencies. Draper lost around 40,000 Bitcoins in the Mt. Gox hack, equivalent to roughly $250,000 at the time...

Blockchain Exchange Datawallet Raises $40 Million In Token Sale

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Datawallet’s DXT token sale sold out today after reaching its $40 million goal. The pre-sale on Jan. 22, 2018 sold out in 55 seconds, raising $8 million. The C2B data exchange allows for the transparent exchange of data between consenting consumers and businesses. Users can link multiple data sources from social media, online commerce and offline transactions to their DataWallet app and opt-in to...

Billionaire Mark Cuban Says Futures Contracts Are a “Positive” for Bitcoin

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As recently covered by CCN, the CME Group, the $51 billion U.S.-based financial institution and the world’s largest options exchange, is set to open bitcoin futures for trading by December 18 on its platform. Recently, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) also received approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to list bitcoin futures contracts on its platform, and...

Traditional Money on the Decline Amid Rising Interest in Digital Currencies

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Paying with traditional banknotes is on the decline as interest in contactless payments and digital currencies rises. That’s according to the co-founder of the Sohn Conference Foundation. Speaking with CNBC on the sidelines of the Sohn Conference in London, Evan Sohn said that a world without fiat money is quickly approaching, adding: How far are we from a restaurant that says we only take...

Bitcoin Millionaire Tim Draper: Cryptocurrencies Will Replace Fiat in 5 Years

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In five years time, fiat currencies are no longer going to have any use as cryptocurrencies replace them. That’s according to venture capital investor Tim Draper. At the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Draper was speaking with Forbes. Expressing his views on where he sees the digital currency market, he said: In five years, if you try to use fiat currency they will laugh at you...

Tezos Crowdsale Raises $232 million to Shatter ICO Record

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Blockchain project Tezos has completed its crowdsale ICO, raising approximately $232 million in bitcoin and ether to shatter the previous record held by EOS. The ICO, which began on July 1 and lasted until the bitcoin network had processed 2,000 transaction blocks, collected a total of 65,630 BTC and 361,122 ETH. The Tezos ICO, which attracted high-profile investors including billionaire venture...

This Self Upgrading Smart Contract Platform Has The Attention of Silicon Valley VC’s

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Bitcoin billionaire Tim Draper is looking to enter into the ICO space with a new smart contract platform.  The Bitcoin early adopter told Reuters he will participate in an “initial coin offering” for Tezos, a new blockchain platform launched by a husband and wife team with Wall Street and hedge fund backgrounds. They believe they’ve elegantly solved Bitcoin’s governance problem. The...

Bitcoin VC Investor Tim Draper Re-Enters Indian Market Post-Demonetization

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Prominent venture capitalist and prolific tech and bitcoin industry investor Tim Draper is making a return to the Indian market for early stage investing in startups in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The investment into India’s blossoming technology sector, despite common consensus of it being overvalued to the point of being a ‘tech bubble’, will occur through Mumbai-based Blume...

Bloomberg Report: Bitcoin Topped All Other Currencies In 2016

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Bitcoin gained more value than all other currencies in 2016, according to Bloomberg, driven by China’s crackdown on the yuan, isolationist rumblings in the U.S. and the U.K,. and increasing acceptance by consumers and businesses. Bitcoin’s price surged 79 percent since the start of 2016 to $778, its highest level since early 2014, data compiled by Bloomberg indicated. That quadruples the...

Final Silk Road Bitcoin Auction: $1.6 Million Value, Draws Only 5 Bidders?

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A total of five people bid on $1.6 million in bitcoin the government auctioned on Monday, according to Inverse, which begs the question: why did so few seek to bid on the last block of bitcoins the government was auctioning from the Silk Road bust of 144,000 bitcoins? The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) auctioned the block of 2,700 bitcoins on Monday. In six hours, someone placed the winning bid...

Who Has The Largest Bitcoin Stash?

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Of the more than 14 million bitcoins currently in existence, we know of many who have a great deal of Bitcoins. One are the Winklevoss Twins, who made plain how many they had purchased to the press in 2013. At that time, they claimed to have purchased $11 million worth of BTC at a rate of around $120. There have only been a few times since then that they’ve actually lost any value, and...

Investors Including Tim Draper Invests $1.2 Million in Hedgy that Provides a Block Chain Hedging Product For Bitcoin Miners

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Hedgy, Inc., a San Francisco, Calif.-based, Boost VC-accelerated startup, has launched a block chain-enabled, over-the-counter hedging product for commercial bitcoin miners. MegaBigPower, a Wenatchee, Wash.-based bitcoin miner, and Crypto Facilities, a London-based derivatives broker, will offer a smart contract for hedging bitcoin mining proceeds at a fixed price for delivery on a future date...

Bitcoin Exchange CleverCoin Allows Users to Boost Bitcoin Orders by 1000%

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Dutch-based Bitcoin exchange CleverCoin has recently introduced a new feature to its platform, whereby users can now make a 10% down payment when buying Bitcoin. Over the next 48 hours, they have the opportunity to either complete the order or cancel it. Effectively, this could reduce buyer’s remorse in chaotic markets. The feature also works when selling Bitcoin, so traders effectively...

US Marshals Conclude Online Bitcoin Auction of Ross Ulbricht’s Bitcoins

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Ross Ulbricht clearly loves history. This is evident from the pseudonym that he chose for his online activity, and even the name he chose for the domain name. The pseudonym he chose was Dread Pirate Roberts, and he named his site the Silk Road though in my view Seven Seas would have been apter. Dread Pirate Roberts – The Legend Continues Here are a quick lit and history lesson. Dread Pirate...

US Marshals to Auction 50 000 Bitcoins: Who Will Buy Ross Ulbricht’s Bitcoins This Time?

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Last July and December, Tim Draper played a big role in scooping up the orphaned Bitcoins of Ross Ulbricht. In the first auction, he bought nearly 30,000, but in the second he was only able to acquire 2,000. Since then, the market price of a Bitcoin has dropped roughly another $100, and this could have a stinging effect on actual interest in the March 5th auction of another 50,000 of the...

Bitcoin Exchange Vaurum Backed By Tim Draper Changes Vision and Rebrands As Mirror

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Tim Draper, the bitcoin mogul who’s famed for buying the confiscated Silk Road bitcoins from the U.S. Federal Government, backed a bitcoin exchange called Vaurum with plans to move forward with the bitcoin business. However, on Vaurum’s third birthday the company decided to rebrand as “Mirror” as a bitcoin exchange and shift their focus. “Since we started out, we graduated as the first bitcoin...

Bitcoin Auction was won by venture capitalist Tim Draper and Vaurum

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Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, won U.S. Marshals’ Bitcoin auction. The Bitcoin auction is estimated to be worth a whopping 18 million USD. Since the news came out earlier today that there was only one winner of the auction, there have been many speculated guesses on who that winner was. Tim Draper was probably not one of the options for the many...