by Ethan A. Huff, Natural News:
There’s an upcoming fork in the road, and the popular online cryptocurrency Bitcoin is headed straight towards it. It could finally be the breaking point that Bitcoin needs to set a definitive standard for trading and transactions – or it could be an absolute nightmare that leads to a collapse. Not knowing makes Bitcoin an extremely volatile holding at this point in time, and a cryptocurrency expert has predicted a massive sell-off by August 1 as a result.
Kevin Lawton is a tech entrepreneur who’s successfully launched 10 different startups. He also knows a thing or two about Bitcoin, and during a recent interview with USA Watchdog‘s Greg Hunter spilled the beans about what he sees as impending doom for the digital currency – at least in the short term.
Basically what’s happening is that there are two schools of thought as to how to deal with ongoing problems in Bitcoin land. Transactions are slow and ever-worsening as more and more people use the crypto coin to buy and sell without the need for fiat currency. Those who developed Bitcoin have an idea as to how to address this, but so do “miners” and everyday folks who trade with the stuff – and the two ideas differ substantially.