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As Bitcoin Again Approaches $4k Could Litecoin Flip Ripple’s XRP?

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Bitcoin has been repeatedly trying and failing to break the psychological $4,000 mark, but while the bitcoin price treads water, litecoin and binance coin have been soaring.

Litecoin has almost doubled in price so far this year, though it remains well below the all-time high it hit in December 2017.

Now, litecoin—one of the oldest rivals to bitcoin, launched in 2011—looks like it could this year overtake Ripple’s XRP to break into the top three biggest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

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Some cryptocurrencies, including litecoin, have recently stopped tracking bitcoin prices quite as closely as they used to

Litecoin’s rapid rise over the last few months, which has been on the up since it hit recent lows of $23 per coin in December last year, has been largely put down to developer efforts to improve security and privacy and several high-profile partnerships.

“Litecoin volatility spiked when the Litecoin Foundation announced it’s exploring the integration of Mimblewimble, a protocol offering privacy and fungibility to blockchains,” a report by cryptocurrency brokerage SFOXread this week. “In March, keep an eye on how privacy news moments impact markets, such as recent revelations over Coinbase’s third-party service provider selling client data.”

Meanwhile, crisis-hit Venezuela this week launched a government-sanctioned cryptocurrency remittance service, allowing users to send bitcoin and litecoin into the country—somewhat proving litecoin and bitcoin’s use case in a country that’s becoming reliant on cryptocurrencies.

These developments for litecoin could be just getting going, along with an upcoming halving, scheduled for August this year, which will tighten the supply of new litecoin. Previous cryptocurrency halvings have seen prices for their digital tokens rise, though there’s no guarantee this will happen again.

This week Derek Capo, the CEO of decentralized payment platform TokenPay, and litecoin founder Charlie Lee, will reveal details of their strategic partnership, expected to result in banking services that integrate crypto.

Litecoin developers have been working to improve the cryptocurrency.

Ripple’s XRP has meanwhile been on a downward trend since getting a sizeable boost in September last year after Ripple announced a number of tie-ups with big banks that could eventually see XRP, the digital token 60% owned by Ripple, replace Swift as the defacto medium of cross border currency exchange.

The outlook for Ripple’s XRP has however worsened recently as the new flow of banking partnerships appears to have dried up and U.S. banking giant J.P. Morgan unveiled plans for its own private blockchain-based digital token that would work in a similar way to Ripple’s XRP.

While litecoin is in the limelight and Ripple’s XRP in the doghouse, there’s a long way for litecoin to go before it replaces XRP (or perhaps ethereum) has the third biggest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Ripple’s XRP currency boasts a total value of just over $13 billion, compared to litecoin’s $3.5 billion.

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Litecoin has so far had a good 2019, but it’s still a long way back to the heady days of late 2017

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Bitcoin’s 3 Day Price Charts Point to an Impending ‘Golden Cross’

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A bitcoin price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time since the early stages of the 2016-17 bull market.

The 50-candle moving average (MA) on bitcoin’s three-day chart is in a solid upward trajectory and looks set to cross above the 200-candle MA in the next few days.

That would be the first golden crossover on the three-day chart since early February 2016. CoinDesk reported on a golden cross for bitcoin’s daily chart back in April.

Seasoned traders often refer to that long-term bull market signal as a lagging indicator. After all, the MA studies are based on historical data and tend to lag prices, which also means they have limited predictive abilities at best.

While that is true for most crossovers, the one that is about to happen on the three-day chart has proved its mettle as a reliable bull market indicator in the past.

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Garrick Hileman Explains Why Bitcoin (BTC) is on The Rise This Year!

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Garrick Hileman, head of research at Blockchain, explains what’s behind the cryptocurrency’s near-200% year-to-date rally (watch the interview above)

 

Dr Garrick Hileman is head of research at Blockchain and research associate at the London School of Economics

Garrick is best known for his research on monetary and distributed systems innovation, particularly cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Hileman Garrick was ranked as one of the 100 most influential economists in the UK & Ireland. He is regularly invited to speak and share his research and perspective with public sector institutions, including the CIA, US Army and Naval War Colleges, Federal Reserve, Bank of England, Bank of International Settlements, and the Financial Stability Board, as well as media, including the BBCCNBCFTWSJ, and NPR.

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Bitcoin Price Passes $10,000 as Cryptocurrency’s Spectacular Recovery Continues

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The price of bitcoin has broken above $10,000 (£7,855) for the first time since March 2018, as the cryptocurrency’s remarkable surge in value continues.

Bitcoin passed the milestone after experiencing gains of more than 10 per cent over the last 24 hours.

The price jump saw the world’s largest cryptocurrency reach as high as $10,831, according to the CoinMarketCap price index, taking its overall market capitalisation close to $200 billion.

Bitcoin’s most recent run of good form began in early February, when it was trading at well below $4,000.

It had reached this price after more than a year of steady declines saw its price withdraw dramatically from its late 2017 peak of close to $20,000.

Bitcoin’s recent run has drawn comparisons from some with bitcoin’s run in 2017, with some hoping it can go beyond its previous record high.

“This really is amazing,” one crypto enthusiast wrote on Twitter. “It has 2017 written…

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Satoshi Studio Launches First Ever Blockchain-Certified Sneakers

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Paris, 30th of May 2019. French brand Satoshi Studio announces the launch of their first sneakers. The Satoshi_one is the first pair of shoes certified on the Ethereum blockchain. More high-end products will come from Satoshi Studio thanks to their innovative financing campaigns.

Satoshi Studio was founded in 2018. The Parisian brand is influenced by the Tech industry and Crypto culture. It aims to create a place for itself as a reasonably priced high-end brand. To reach that goal, it will not use traditional channels of communication, striving instead to connect directly with its young and tech-focused community.

To be able to regularly offer new products and avoid traditional seasonality, the brand will launch several crowdfunding campaigns per year. Satoshi Studio believes in responsible shopping habits: they will only produce the right amount, no more, no less. The sneakers will be offered at a reasonable price, without compromising on quality.

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Why We Could See The Price of Bitcoin Quadruple Within Just a Few Months

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Bitcoin is ballooning to new highs… but can it last?

Compound interest might be the most powerful force in the universe, but FOMO can’t be far behind, especially as it relates to bitcoin.

We’ve seen the “fear of missing out” contribute to a nosebleed rise in the price of bitcoin BTCUSD, before, and Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee believes we’re about to see it play out again — but even more pronounced.

The outspoken bitcoin backer told clients this week the world’s top cryptocurrency could ride a wave of FOMO all the way up to $40,000 “within a few months,” thanks to better transparency and a breach of the psychological $10,000 barrier.

He pointed to Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC, as a great way to partake in a rally that would be most welcomed by the crypto bulls who had to suffer through a 74% drop in the price of bitcoin last year.

“Bottom line: Crypto winter looks over,” Lee said….

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Eyes Chart Pattern That Kicked Off Bull Market in 2015

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  • Bitcoin’s 50- and 100-candle moving averages on the three-day chart look set to produce a bullish crossover – a sign of bull market momentum. Back in October 2015, the same cross marked the start of a long-term bull market.
  • This time, BTC has already rallied more than 180 percent ahead of the bull cross. As a result, we may not see a big move to the higher side immediately following the confirmation of the bull cross.
  • Prices could rise to $8,400 in the next 24 hours, having witnessed a bearish channel breakout on Wednesday. A break below key 4-hour chart support at $7,910 would weaken the case for a rise to $8,400.

A long-term bitcoin (BTC) price indicator is about to turn bullish for the first time in nearly four years.

The 50-candle moving average (MA) on the three-day chart is trending north and could soon cross above the 100-candle,…

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