Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) Make Moves in the Shadows

Ripple (XRP)

The cryptocurrency market is currently sitting just above $210 billion this morning. While mainstream media is heavily focused on cannabis at the moment, blockchain companies are still making moves in the background. Today, we’ll take a closer look at Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) and the latest advancements with the two projects.

Ripple (XRP)

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The Daily: A Dirty War on Bitcoin

Today’s installment of The Daily is all about dirty tricks. The sort of tricks designed to convince the world that Bitcoin is bad. Spending bitcoin, mining it, or allowing the Chinese to mine it ahead of the U.S. — all bad, according to American Express, the White House (allegedly) and a handful of other haters. Needless to say, we’ll set the record straight on all counts.

Also read: How Bitcoin Mining Can Help Nuclear Reactors

American Express Fuels Anti-Bitcoin FUD

American Express’ decision to promote a tweet emphasizing the energy consumption of Proof-of-Work cryptocurrencies has been met with astonishment, with r/Bitcoin describing the act as “anti-crypto propaganda.” As one Redditor quipped: “Ah we’ve moved into the ‘then they fight you’ with shitty marketing phase.” Mining is the most widely misunderstood component of Bitcoin, and one which the media and corporations consistently get wrong, be it through ignorance or ulterior motives.

The Daily: The Dirty War on Bitcoin

As news.Bitcoin.com recently noted, “You’ll often hear from mainstream media and uninformed economists that bitcoin burns more energy than a whole country. And while that accusation is far from the truth, as we’ve explained before, you’ll be surprised to hear something you are not being told — it’s way better to burn excess energy than waste it.” Readers can reach their own conclusions as to why American Express might be interested in playing up Bitcoin’s energy consumption, but it’s safe to say that environmental concerns have nothing to do with it.

No, the White House Doesn’t Care
About Bitcoin Mining

The Daily: The Dirty War on BitcoinHow much thought does the White House give to bitcoin mining? “Not a lot,” would be most people’s response, but then most people don’t work for Ripple. A clickbait piece in Forbes yesterday (Oct. 16) titled “China’s Bitcoin Dominance Is Worrying Trump’s White House — And Pushing It Toward Ripple” provoked derision in most quarters of the cryptocurrency space. Few, outside of XRP acolytes, took the article seriously, but there was one notable exception — Nouriel Roubini.

The fervent bitcoin-hater shared the Forbes article, asserting that the White House was “waking up” to the risks of Chinese mining pools, and credited his U.S. Senate testimony with highlighting the “national security risks” of enabling China to control 80 percent of bitcoin mining. As previously noted by news.Bitcoin.com, the location of cryptocurrency mining has no bearing on the network’s security, and Bitmain’s dominance is unlikely to feature in President Trump’s daily briefings. Nor, for that matter, is the mining-free alternative offered by Ripple’s native cryptocurrency, no matter how desperately its marketing team tries to insinuate such. Preston Byrne, predictably, was having none of it:

The Daily: The Dirty War on Bitcoin

The Case for Post-Bitcoin Maximalism

You’ve heard of Bitcoin maximalism. Now say hello to post-Bitcoin maximalism, the next level of wokeness. While thought pieces generally aren’t the preserve of The Daily, which is more news-oriented, Ferdous Bhai’s treatise on post-bitcoin maximalism warrants a mention. The widely shared post, published on Oct. 15, takes aim at those who wish to define what Bitcoin is and how it should be used. By way of example, the post includes Giacomo Zucco’s much-maligned slide that professes to share four universal truths about Bitcoin.

The Daily: The Dirty War on Bitcoin

Dismissing these notions, and others expressed by maximalists, Bhai writes: “One of the major reasons I believe we haven’t seen a war on Bitcoin is the existence of altcoins. Altcoins are insurance against state-level attacks on Bitcoin … From a game theory perspective, state-wide attacks on Bitcoin is a dumb idea, as long as the threat of one or more altcoins to replace Bitcoin’s role exists … Bitcoin is not the end-goal; it’s a means to our goal of censorship-resistant, permissionless, denationalized money that we can opt in and out voluntarily, not by coercion, social engineering or threats of violence.”

As Bitcoin grows stronger, attacks against it from governments, from legacy payment providers, and from concern trolls will only increase. It’s a dirty war.

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Ripple (XRP) Climbing After Crypto Market Correction

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Ripple (XRP) is making a dashing comeback this morning after the crypto market lost over $20 billion in value this week. Many of the other cryptocurrencies in the top 20 were seeing double-digit losses yesterday, as investors began dumping their digital assets. Now it seems most are making a comeback and XRP is leading the way.

Ripple (XRP) Comeback

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Markets Update: Heavy Selling Across Leading Markets, ZRX Rallies

Markets Update: Heavy Selling Across Leading Markets, ZRX Rallies

The cryptocurrency markets appear to be consolidating following the significant sell-off that transpired on Thursday. The event saw BTC produce the largest percentage red daily candle posted since Sep. 5, driving losses across most major markets. ZRX was the most notable exception to the bearish price action that erupted through most cryptocurrencies, rallying significantly following the announcement that Coinbase Pro would be launching three ZRX pairings.

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BTC Consolidates Within Triangle as Inter-Exchange Spreads Extend

BTC experienced a sharp sell-off yesterday, shedding nearly 6% against the dollar in little over an hour as it fell from roughly $6,630 to $6,250 on Bitfinex, and 7.35% as the market fell from $6,530 to a low of $6,030 on Bitstamp.

BTC/USD – Bitfinex – 1H

Despite the bearish move, the range of price action for BTC continues to consolidate and tighten within a long-term triangle formation, with many traders anxiously awaiting a significant move to break the triangle and establish a short-term direction for price action.

As of this writing, there is a significant spread in the price of BTC across various exchanges, with BTC trading for $6,330 on Bitfinex, $6,223 on Bitstamp, and $6,278 on Binance.

BCH Drops by 16%

BCH lost approximately 16% of its value when measured against the dollar yesterday, falling from $516 to $434 on Bitfinex, and from $510 to $428 on Bitstamp.

BCH/USD – Bitstamp – 1H

As with BTC, BCH is trading for a roughly 1% premium on Bitfinex. However, the majority of leading BCH markets by volume appear to be in unison, with BCH for approximately $451 on Bitfinex, and $446 to $447 across most leading exchanges as of this writing.

When measuring against BTC, BCH fell by 11% yesterday, dropping from 0.08 BTC to 0.0692 on Bitfinex. As of this writing, BCH is trading for 0.07115 BTC.

BCH/BTC – Bitfinex – 1H

ETH Slips Below $200, XRP Bounces Strongly

ETH lost more than 15% against the dollar yesterday, slipping from $226 to approximately $190 on Bitfinex, and is now trading for around $195.

ETH/USD – Bitstamp – 1H

When measuring against BTC, ETH lost approximately 10% as it fell from 0.034 BTC to 0.03. As of this writing, ETH is trading for approximately 0.0315 BTC.

ETH/BTC – Bitfinex – 1H

XRP suffered a loss of roughly 18% as it fell from $0.466 to $0.0383 on Bitfinex yesterday, before posting one of the stronger bounces of the major crypto markets today. XRP is currently trading at roughly 0.435% – approximately 12% higher than yesterday’s closing price, after retracing from its intraday high of almost $0.45.

XRP/USD – Bitfinex – 1H

XRP/BTC fell by roughly 12% yesterday, slipping from 0.00007 BTC to 0.000061 BTC. Despite the significant drop, XRP/BTC produced a significant recovery today as it rallied back to 0.00007 BTC, before retracing to its current price of roughly 0.000068 BTC.

XRP/BTC – Bitfinex – 1H

ZRX Rallies On Coinbase Pro Listing

Whilst most market suffered heavy losses yesterday, ZRX closed 2.7% above yesterday’s opening price of $0.76 after rallying on the news of Coinbase Pro listing USD, EUR, and BTC pairings.

Initially, ZRX fell by 15% from $0.765 to $0.646 in two hours yesterday, before news of the Coinbase Pro listing broke. The markets quickly recovered to the day’s opening price, before rallying as high as $0.9 on Bitfinex – roughly 17.5% higher than yesterday’s opening price. As of this writing, ZRX is trading for $0.79.

ZRX/USD – Bitfinex – 1H

When measuring against BTC, ZRX opened yesterday’s trading at 0.000114 BTC, before falling 8.5% to set an intraday low of 0.000104. ZRX then rallied to post an intraday high of 0.000144 BTC 26% higher than the day’s opening price, before closing the day up 8% at 0.000123 BTC. As of this writing, ZRX is trading for 0.0001255 BTC.

ZRX/BTC – Bitfinex – 1H

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Ripple (XRP) Marks the Best Correction as Crypto Market Recovers

Ripple price UberThe Ripple-to-Dollar (XRP/USD) exchange rate on Friday was the earliest to recover from its latest downtrend move. It surged as much as 19 percent from yesterday’s low at 0.377-fiat, which is higher than other top coins. Ripple, the company that issues XRP tokens, is reportedly heading towards forming a partnership with SWIFT, a global banking

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Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Drops $380; Ethereum, Ripple (XRP) Plunge 9%

bitcoin priceCryptocurrency analysts had predicted that the bitcoin price was about to break away from its $6,550 peg, and those predictions came true early Thursday morning. Unfortunately for investors, though, this movement did not occur to the upside. After briefly making a push toward $6,700 earlier in the week, the bitcoin price was holding steady between … Continued

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Ripple (XRP) and TRON (TRX) Prices Slide Despite Major Progress

Ripple (XRP)

The cryptocurrency market is trading in the red again today. Bitcoin (BTC) has just dipped below the $6,600 mark and Ethereum (ETH) is trading just above $225. Both Ripple (XRP) and TRON (TRX) are sliding down today, despite both announcing major news regarding their projects recently.

Let’s take a closer look at Ripple and TRON and their latest project advancements.

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Exchanges Roundup: Pantera Fund Down 40%, Bittrex Delists Altcoins

Exchanges Roundup: Pantera Fund Down 40%, Bittrex Delists Altcoins

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, images circulating online show Pantera Capital’s Digital Asset Fund had a lifetime-to-date performance of minus 40% as of the end of August, Bittrex has announced the delisting of Bitshares, Bitcoin Gold, and Bitcoin Private, and Indian cryptocurrency exchange, Bitbns, has been accused of falsifying its trade volume.

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Pantera Digital Asset Fund Posts 40% Lifetime Loss So Far

Exchanges Roundup: Pantera Fund Down 40%, Bittrex Delists AltcoinsA post circulating on Twitter detailing the “August performance” of Pantera Capital’s Digital Asset Fund shows that the fund’s life-to-date losses were 40.8% as of the start of September.

The post also shows that the fund lost 22.3% in August alone, and is down 72.7% from the all-time highs posted by the fund in January.

Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that the Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust has lost 80% of its value when compared with the fund’s December 2017 all-time highs after it recently established a new for 2018, signifying that the bearish performance of cryptocurrencies has fueled losses across numerous virtual currency funds.

Bittrex Delists BTS, BTG, and BTCP

Exchanges Roundup: Pantera Fund Down 40%, Bittrex Delists AltcoinsBittrex, the thirty-fifth largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume according to Coinmarketcap’s adjusted volume rankings, has delisted Bitshares (BTS), and Bitcoin Gold (BTG), and scheduled the delisting of Bitcoin Private (BTCP) for November 5th – citing low volume.

As of this writing, BTG has a 24-hour trade volume of nearly $4.7 million despite the Bittrex delisting, whilst approximately $3 million worth of BTS, and nearly $155,000 worth of BTCP has changed hands in the last day.

It total, Bittrex facilitated nearly $40.1 million worth of trade in the last 24 hours as of this writing.

Bitbns Accused of Faking Trade Volume

Exchanges Roundup: Pantera Fund Down 40%, Bittrex Delists AltcoinsA post authored by Indian cryptocurrency trader Karthik Varma has accused Bitbns of consistently faking its reported volume.

The author asserts that after launching in December, the exchange went on a listing spree in order to attract traders and liquidity, adding that the exchange was accused of faking volume in March following abnormalities in the trade volume of ETN – to which the exchange responded by stating that a bug in the company’s system was causing incorrect volume calculations.

In July 2018, the author asserts that Bitbns maintained strong volume despite trading activity on “most of the Indian exchanges […] decreasing drastically,” prompting analysis of Bitbns’ trade logs on the part of Mr. Varma.

According to Mr. Varma’s analysis, ”The volume reported” by Coinmarketcap for XRP pairings on Bitbns is “more than 500% than the actual volume,” and that the reported volume for BTC on the exchange is “668% than the actual volume.”

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Bitcoin Price: Wall Street Optimistic, Enthusiasts Pessimistic According to Fundstrat

Bitcoin Price: Wall Street Optimistic, Enthusiasts Pessimistic According to Fundstrat

44 percent of those surveyed on crypto Twitter believe the price of bitcoin core (BTC) has a ways to go before finding bottom, while over half of Wall Street and institutional investors seem to believe BTC’s bottom has been reached. The poll was conducted by Fundstrat, comparing the views comprised of 25 Wall Street related institutions against those of 9,500 respondents on Twitter.

Also read: Hong Kong-Based Crypto Exchange Coinex Pays Interest in BCH

Bitcoin Price: Wall Street Optimistic, Enthusiasts Pessimistic According to Fundstrat

Fundstrat: Wall Street is Optimistic While the Ecosystem Remains Sour on BTC’s Price

Over the period of a week in late September of this year, Fundstrat conducted a poll between institutional or Wall Street investors and Twitter respondents, who might be considered the broader spectrum of crypto enthusiasts. While not particularly scientific in the strictest sense, and therefore can be interpreted a number of ways, it does provide some counter-intuitive data.

What jumps out to most keen observers of the space is the conclusion Wall Street is more optimistic about BTC prices than crypto Twitter. Fundstrat found 54 percent of Wall Street respondents were fairly sure the world’s most popular cryptocurrency has hit its price bottom. Crypto Twitter, however, over 9,000 strong, was decidedly less hopeful: only 44 percent felt BTC was at bottom, suggesting there might be a ways to go yet. And by the end of 2019, institutions were more likely to predict BTC hitting $15,000 (57%) compared to just 40% crypto Twitter’s respondents.

Bitcoin Price: Wall Street Optimistic, Enthusiasts Pessimistic According to Fundstrat

Central Banks and Emerging Markets Are Macro Factors Impacting Future of Crypto 

25 institutions received ten questions, while Twitter got a version of those whittled down to just six, eliciting 9,500 responses. More obvious takeaways include how both genres polled agreed ‘macro factors’ impacting crypto going forward are central banks and emerging markets, which ranked 1 and 2 respectively. Institutions, however, view politics as having a greater impact compared to their crypto Twitter counterparts.

Alternative token ripple (XRP) made an appearance within the poll. Of more than a dozen choices offered, nearly six out of ten institutions chose BTC as their favorite. Crypto Twitter picked XRP as their favorite (46%). Curiously, though chosen as its preferred coin, 31 percent of Twitter believes XRP makes the “least sense” of any crypto. No institution chose XRP as their favorite.

Bitcoin Price: Wall Street Optimistic, Enthusiasts Pessimistic According to Fundstrat

Other findings of interest include how institutions polled were decidedly bullish on BTC’s price rising, with 57 percent believing it will be between at least $15,000 to “the moon” by next year’s end. And should the US economy fall to recession, only 59% of crypto Twitter believed cryptocurrency prices would rise, while institutions remain more optimistic with 72% answering crypto could very well increase in price during economic down times.

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XRP and Stellar (XLM) Updates: Will They Break through the Red?

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Most of the cryptocurrency market is trading in the red this morning, but the movement is trending upwards, and coins are beginning to flip green. Stellar (XLM) is just at the cusp of making the transition to positive market gains, but XRP, the coin created by Ripple, is falling far behind.

Let’s take a closer look at the projects surrounding these cryptocurrencies and their latest movement.

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September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade Activity

September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade Activity

September saw all but three of the top twenty cryptocurrency markets post an increase in monthly trade volume. XRP pairings saw the strongest month-over-month volume gain, with 30-day volume tripling when compared with August.

Also Read: Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out 

BTC Stagnates, USDT and ETH Post Strongest Volume Since Q2

September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade ActivityDespite relative stagnancy in monthly BTC trade volume, an increase in altcoin trade during September appears to have corresponded with an increase in USDT and ETH trading activity.

September saw approximately $124.3 billion USD worth of trade take place across all BTC pairings – comprising a meager 0.24% increase in trading activity over August’s $124 billion, and marking September as the second weakest month of trade for BTC pairings this year.

Trade volume for USDT pairings increased by almost 4.5% percent month-over-month – with $86.5 billion worth of USDT changing hands during September.

ETH pairings broke a multi-month trend of declining trade volume, with September’s $53.8 billion comprising a 17.6% increase over August’s $45.75 billion.

Monthly XRP Trade Volume Triples

September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade ActivityXRP posted a dramatic increase in trade activity for September, disrupting the top rankings by volume to rank as the fourth most-traded cryptocurrency pairing after ranking seventh for four consecutive months. XRP pairings saw $24.7 billion worth of trade take place during September – a 216% increase over August’s $7.8 billion.

EOS was the fifth most traded cryptocurrency during September, with $20 billion in trade. Despite slipping down a place in the rankings, EOS posted a 10.5% increase in trade volume over August’s $18.1 billion.

Bitcoin Cash pairings produce $12.9 billion worth of trade during September, comprising a 26.5% increase in volume over August’s $10.2 billion.

LTC was the seventh most traded cryptocurrency during September – with $9.6 billion trade. The month saw a 34.5% increase in trade volume over August’s $7.14 billion and comprised the strongest month for LTC trade since May.

Monthly ETC Trade Volume Drops by One Third

September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade ActivityDash has continued its steady climb up the top rankings – gaining one place for the second consecutive months since reclaiming its top ten position in July. During September, Dash was the eighth most traded cryptocurrency with nearly $6.5 billion in volume – a 23.5% increase over August’s $5.26 billion.

ETC has broken its four-month-long trend of increasing volume month-over-month after sliding to ninth with $5.1 billion in 30-day trade volume. Ethereum Classic was the only top ten cryptocurrency market to post a drop in month-over-month volume during September – posting 35.5% drop in volume compared with August’s $7.9 billion.

CKUSD climbed two places to rank in the top ten most traded cryptocurrencies for September with $4.07 billion in trade. September saw CKUSD post a 21% increase in volume over August’s $3.36 billion.

Most Top 20 Altcoins Post Volume Increase

September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade ActivityQTUM moved one place up the rankings to eleventh during September after posting $3.64 billion in trade, despite volume dropping by 9% from August’s $4 billion.

TRX moved up one rank to twelfth for September with $3.52 billion in trade – a 2% gain over August’s $3.45 billion.

ZEC maintained its position at 13th after posting $3.36 billion in trade- a nearly 16% gain over last month’s $2.9 billion.

NEO moved up three places to rank fourteenth after producing $2.61 billion in 30-day volume – a 30% gain over the $1.83 billion in trade posted last month.

XLM has held its position at fifteenth for the third consecutive month after posting $2.3 billion in during September – an 18.5% gain over August’s $1.94 billion.

ADA has maintained its rank at sixteenth for the second month in a row. ADA posted $2.1 in trade volume during September – a 14.1% gain over last month’s $1.84 billion.on in trade – a 25% gain over August’s $1.615 billion.

ONT fell four positions to rank eighteenth this month. ONT posted $1.45 billion in monthly trade volume – a 38% drop from last August’s $2.34b.

BIX gained two positions to rank seventeenth during September after posting $2.02 billion in trade.

BTM appeared on the top twenty rankings during September after posting 1.34 billion in trade.

XMR ranked twentieth for volume this month, producing 1.05 billion in trading activity.

Do you think that volume in the altcoin markets will continue to increase? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out

Cryptocurrency prices have remained in a consolidated pattern over the last two weeks with a few ups and downs, but have remained fairly stable in recent days. The overall market capitalization of all 1900+ cryptocurrencies is valued at $221 billion with close to $12 billion worth traded over the last 24-hours.

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Crypto-Markets Are Meandering Around as Traders Wait for a Break Out

Digital asset traders are patiently waiting for a break-out of some sort, in any direction, but it’s safe to say a lot of people are waiting for that bearish-to-bullish reversal. Today, just before the weekend, cryptocurrency trade volumes globally have ticked up and prices are meandering along with 2-3 percent swings at times. Bitcoin core (BTC) is hovering around $6,596 at the time of publication with a $114 billion total market valuation. BTC is the top traded coin by trade volume, as BTC markets are capturing $3.8 billion in daily trades. The second highest valued capitalization held by Ethereum (ETH) is around $22.9 billion with each ETH trading for $224 per coin. Ripple (XRP) is being swapped for $0.53 and the currency’s valuation is awfully close to Ethereum’s market cap at $21.3 billion. Eos (EOS) markets are up 3.5 percent today as one eos is being exchanged for $5.75 per coin.

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out
Top ten cryptocurrencies October 4, 2018.

Bitcoin Cash Market Action

Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are up only 0.9 percent today, and over the last seven days the currency has lost 8.3 percent. Today BCH is being traded for roughly $516 per coin and the overall market capitalization is $8.99 billion. With a 24-hour volume of around $452.9 million, bitcoin cash markets hold the sixth highest trading volume throughout the crypto-economy. The top five exchanges today swapping the most BCH include Lbank, Hitbtc, Binance, Okex, and Huobi. Tether (USDT) is the currency traded with BCH the most today as USDT captures 36.5 percent of the market. This is followed by BTC (34.1%), ETH (19.4%), USD (4.6%), and KRW (1.8%).

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 10-4-18 3:20 pm EDT.

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the daily and 4-hour BCH/USD charts on Bitfinex and Bitstamp show bears have managed to lower the price of BCH to get in on some cheaper coins. On the 4-hour charts, both the RSI (-36) and Stochastic oscillators show markets are remaining in oversold territories at press time. One thing that’s worth noting is the two Simple-Moving-Averages (SMA) are about to cross hairs and this could mean an upside trend reversal is in the cards.

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out
BCH/USD Bitfinex daily 10-4-18.

The 200 SMA is still slightly above the 100 SMA trendline showing for now the path towards the least resistance is still the downside. The 4-hour MACd shows room for improvement and Bollinger bands are extra tight. Looking at order books we can see lots of opposition at the current vantage point up until $550 and then again at $580. On the backside, if bears try and claw the price down more then there are thick foundations at $480 all the way to $460.

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out
BCH/USD Bitfinex 4-hour 10-4-18.

The Verdict: Traders Uncertain of a Bullish Reversal or Downside Break

Of course, there are a lot of analysts who believe crypto prices will grow bullish again this year and some think BTC can hit $20K again. However this week on CNBC the CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, Michael Novogratz said he doesn’t think BTC will go above all-time highs in 2018 and continues, “I don’t think it breaks $9,000 this year.” During an interview this week the cryptocurrency analyst Nikola Lazić forecasted a downturn in prices.

“I am expecting a breakout from the downside because the horizontal support has already been broken today, the red triangle’s support has been broken in the past when the price found support on the symmetrical triangle’s uptrend line which was respected in the past,” explains Lazić.

The analyst continues:

If that last support gets broken then we are definitely seeing a lower low which would be below $5,767 (£4,458).

Overall markets, in general, have been consolidating and traders are simply waiting for the next spike or drop depending on which way they are betting. It’s safe to say enthusiasts and traders are still uncertain where markets will take them during the last quarter of the year.

Where do you see the price of Bitcoin Cash and other coins headed from here? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Institutions More Bullish on Bitcoin than Retail Investors: Fundstrat

There’s a general perception that retail investors are susceptible to rosy-eyed forecasts about the future of bitcoin, while institutions are more clear-headed about the prospects of this nascent asset class. However, a new survey conducted by Wall Street strategy firm Fundstrat suggests that once institutional investors are interested in bitcoin, they become even more bullish … Continued

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Is Ripple Becoming the Microsoft of Crypto? One CEO Says Yes

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Aside from a dozen lawsuits and a few XRP price drops, Ripple has had quite the year. And big things continue to stir. One CEO has even likened Ripple to Microsoft. But is that an accurate comparison?

Ripple and Microsoft: Two Peas in a Pod?

This week, we’ve seen a few headlines about the company behind XRP. While the news of xRapid expanding into commercial production with RippleNet made waves on Tuesday, it’s the headlines from the day before that caught people’s attention, including mine.

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Ripple Swell Day Two Concludes but XRP Drops Nearly 15%

Ripple Swell

The 2018 Ripple Swell conference concluded its final day yesterday. The two-day annual event put on by Ripple was held in San Francisco, California this year.

Day one of the Swell conference kicked off with a Q&A with none other than the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, then spoke and delivered the opening remarks of the conference.

“It’s about the opportunity to be a builder—to partner with industry and enable something that hasn’t yet been seen: the dawn of another era in globalization,” Garlinghouse said in his ...

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XRP is ‘Very Clearly Decentralized’: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse

When Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman gave his opinion this summer that ether — the native asset of the Ethereum platform — was not a security under federal law, he listed among his justifications the fact that, although ether was originally distributed through a token sale, it has … Continued

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The Daily: Bitcoin Burns Critics, Bill Clinton Does Blockchain

The Daily: Bitcoin Burns Critics, Bill Clinton Does Blockchain

There’s never a dull day in crypto. It’s soap opera for geeks who are too busy to do soap opera. Whether you’re a BUIDLER or HODLER, The Daily delivers the latest drama from the cryptocurrency world in less time than it takes to solve the captcha and log in to your favorite exchange. Today’s edition details a hit piece on Bitcoin that gets everything wrong and Bill Clinton’s foray into the realm of blockchain.

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Bill Clinton Steps Out of Retirement and Into the World of Blockchain

Today’s edition details a hit piece on Bitcoin that gets everything wrong and Bill Clinton’s foray into the realm of blockchain.Crypto Twitter was watching closely and meming intensely when former US President Bill Clinton stepped up to make the keynote address at Ripple’s Swell conference yesterday. His remarks read in places as a blockchain-by-numbers monologue penned by a scriptwriter who wanted to please everyone and offend no one: “The more you develop new technologies like blockchain,” ruminated the ex-President, “AI technologies, robotic technologies…the more the disparity of access is going to be felt.”

He also implored: “You can’t apply an old regulatory regime to a new technology. You end up killing the goose that laid the golden egg,” which could be a veiled plea to the SEC not to prosecute Ripple for selling an unregistered security, or simply some well-meaning advice to overzealous US regulators seeking to make their mark on the rising cryptoconomy. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s speech at Swell was less vanilla, including an attack on BTC on the basis that “XRP is about 1,000 times faster than a bitcoin transaction and about 1,000 times less expensive than a bitcoin transaction.”

Mr Garlinghouse was being more than a little disingenuous there, since anyone can create a more centralized altcoin and boast that is faster and cheaper than bitcoin, but his comments were well received, at least, by holders of his company’s ripple cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Core Bug Spreads Its Wings

Today’s edition details a hit piece on Bitcoin that gets everything wrong and Bill Clinton’s foray into the realm of blockchain.The recently discovered bug that threatened bitcoin core has now been exploited…on an entirely different network. Because many cryptocurrencies are little more than bitcoin clones, their developers may have unwittingly imported the same error that had lain undiscovered in BTC since 2016 up until last month. An obscure cryptocurrency called Pigeoncoin was double spent using the same CVE-2018-17144 exploit that threatened bitcoin core. 235 million pigeoncoins were fraudulently created, but their value came to a nominal $15,000. Nevertheless, the feat demonstrated the need for other bitcoin copycats to patch their code, as the likes of litecoin and bitcoin gold now have. The latter, having already fallen prey to a 51% attack this year, could do without another double spend controversy.

Writer Takes Aim at Bitcoin, Fails

As we recently reported, Bitcoin is facing a flurry of shameless 10-year anniversary cash-ins. While its official birthday is penciled in as January 3rd, the day Satoshi mined the genesis block, a smaller birthday will fall on October 31 2018, the tenth anniversary of the Bitcoin whitepaper being published. One writer has attempted to capitalize on the milestone by publishing a hit piece entitled Bitcoin: 10 Years of Smoke and Mirrors.

Today’s edition details a hit piece on Bitcoin that gets everything wrong and Bill Clinton’s foray into the realm of blockchain.Some of its more amusing takes include her assertion that Bitcoin “is the go-to currency of criminals and a way for cybercrooks to wash their money.” That will be the US dollar actually, which began life in 1792. The author then attempts to pour scorn on Bitcoin’s achievements to date by observing that “Ten years after PayPal launched, it was operating in 190 countries and had 60 million users…Ten years after Amazon launched, it was nearing 70 million users and had just launched Amazon Prime.”

The beauty of Bitcoin is that it is opt-in money. It has no shareholders to placate, no daily active user threshold to meet and no marketing budget to account for. It is the antithesis of Paypal and Amazon and cannot be measured using the yardsticks that the inflationary and debt-based financial system uses to determine success. If there’s any smoke, that’s because Bitcoin is an incendiary device that will burn those too dumb or slow to grasp the revolution that’s materializing before their eyes. In the words of Satoshi, “If you don’t believe me or don’t get it, I don’t have time to try to convince you, sorry.”

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Ripple (XRP) Price Declines 8% While the Crypto Market Loses $9 Billion

Subsequent to the release of a major partnership with $80 billion banking giant Banco Santander, the price of Ripple (XRP) has declined by more than 8 percent. In the past 24 hours, the valuation of the cryptocurrency market dropped by around $9 billion, as Bitcoin dropped below the $6,500 mark for the first time in … Continued

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