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Weiss Crypto Ratings upgrades Bitcoin an A- or excellent rating as BTC surges past $10,000

Weiss Crypto Ratings upgrades Bitcoin an A- or excellent rating as BTC surges past $10,000

Weiss Crypto Ratings updated its rating for Bitcoin, which again surpassed the $10,000 mark and is currently trading at $10,068. Weiss now gives Bitcoin an A- or “excellent” rating because its fundamentals are improving and its price is also surging ahead of the BTC halving event, which will take place in about three months from now.

Weiss had previously downgraded Bitcoin, however, the agency appears to have changed its mind after the leading cryptocurrency recorded its best performance in January over the past seven years.

Weiss brings five decades of financial industry experience to crypto

Weiss is relatively new to the crypto asset space, however, the agency brings nearly five decades of traditional financial industry experience. The company offers a paid subscription to several digital asset investment tools.

The US-based firm provides a number of cryptocurrency index ratings for assessing risk, returns, technology innovation, and level of adoption. The company also provides crypto research reports which cover market sentiment, potential investment opportunities, and price alerts.

Dr. Weiss: crypto needs badly needs objective independent rating systems

Dr. Martin Weiss, CEO at Weiss Group, told CryptoSlate last year that the digital asset industry needs “objective independent rating systems.” He argued that they’ll “empower individual and institutional investors to help cut through hype and fear —to identify the truly promising cryptocurrencies.”

In addition to providing ratings for Bitcoin, Weiss regularly rates major altcoins including Cardano’s ADA. In November 2019, the agency created quite a stir on Crypto Twitter when it said that Cardano is “clearly” superior to EOS.

The American asset rating firm was also criticized when it suggested that the XRP community should consider transferring to XLM, as Stellar has more of a “technological advantage” over Ripple’s platform.

Weiss says China will never use Bitcoin

In October of last year, Weiss had also said China would never use Bitcoin. The agency’s comments came shortly after the country’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID) released the 14th edition of its crypto rankings index.

CCID had ranked EOS in the first place, which had been leading the list since the second edition of the rankings. TRON and Ethereum came in second and third, respectively, after the former moved up a notch from the previous issue.

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Updated: Feb 9 at 11:26 am UTC
$10,101.87
3.09%

Bitcoin, currently ranked #1 by market cap, is up 3.09% over the past 24 hours. BTC has a market cap of $183.93B with a 24 hour volume of $37.14B.

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Bitcoin is up 3.09% over the past 24 hours.

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Omar Faridi
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Omar Faridi

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Omar enjoys writing about all topics related to Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. He is most interested in crypto regulations, quantum resistant blockchains, and Ethereum and Bitcoin Core development. His academic background includes an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Nevada and a masters of science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. He works as an application developer for the University of Houston and a data storage specialist for Dell EMC.

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