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4 Best-Performing Coins in 2019

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Even though some of the largest crypto predictions for early 2019 did not come to pass — such as a start of a rally, the launch of Bakkt, or the approval of VanEck and SolidX Bitcoin ETF application — most coins did not get affected as strongly as it was believed they would. The crypto market has not yet found stability, but it is attempting to do so, and high volatility is currently avoided by some of the top performers.

Meanwhile, people around the world are turning to crypto, whether it is out of curiosity, the belief that they can change the future, or out of pure need. While their motives may be different, the crypto world connects them all, and their goal is to find and use the best and top-performing coins currently available. To help them find these coins, we have prepared a short list of 4 best-performing coins right now.

1) Binance Coin (BNB)

Binance Coin is currently the 12th largest coin by market cap, and one of the top performer in the crypto space of early 2019. The coin was already performing relatively well due to the fact that it is Binance’s native coin. Now, it sees either stability or several percent-large growths due to its popularity, but also because of Binance’s move which has seen the launch of Binance Jersey, a branch of binance that exchanges fiat to crypto.

BNB value is currently at $6.72, after a 2.34% growth in the last 24 hours. The coin has its first support at $5.46, while the first resistance is believed to be at $12. So far, BNB has experienced a positive movement, although it is possible that an attempt to break the resistance might bring it back down, or even below the $5.4 support.

2) IOTA (MIOTA)

IOTA has started 2019 with relatively stable performance, as well as a promise of great things to come. The project has announced new collaborations which might be able to boost its position and price. Right now, IOTA remains at the rank of 13 on the list of largest cryptocurrencies by market cap, with a price of $0.290594.

The coin has been attempting to grow and exceed $0.403 for the last several weeks, although it appears that the bear market has yet to loosen its grip regarding this coin. If IOTA attempts a breakout, it might reach as much as $0.6 in the near future, and at that point, the next resistance would lie at $0.815.

3) TRON (TRX)

TRON has recently managed to rise through the ranks and enter the top 10 cryptos, currently holding the 9th position. It is also among the best-performing coins of 2019, at least when it comes to the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap. It managed to grow from $0.018, which was its price on December 28th, to its largest price in 2019 so far, which was at $0.34, reached on January 10th. After that, the coin has experienced a sharp correction which brought it back to $0.02, but it continued to rise steadily ever since, with a current price of $0.026974.

In its future, it is possible that TRX will attempt a breakout, with its first resistance at $0.02815. If it succeeds at this, the bulls might bring the coin to a new high, with its next obstacle lying at $0.04. Otherwise, it might start dropping once again, and possibly falling below $0.018 if the bears get to it.

4) NEO

Finally, there is NEO, which has been somewhat under the radar recently. Even though it has been relatively quiet, the coin is still one of the top competitors to Ethereum, and its progression since the early December has been stable. NEO’s current price sits at $7.67, and if the coin attempts a breakout, it would likely grow to $16, and possibly even $20. If the bears prevent this from happening, the coin will likely start losing value again.

Whatever happens in the future, NEO is currently performing with stability, even though it lost a part of its market cap in late 2018, which brought it to the 17th spot on the list of largest coins.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

Bitcoin’s closest source of competition, Ripple was founded…

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

The decision to include all forms of internet gambling is a massive hit in the…

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7 Steps to Recovery from a Crypto Trading Loss

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Whether you are a newcomer to the crypto market who mistakenly invested a large amount into the wrong coin, or a professional that made a well-researched decision and something still went wrong, the result it the same — you lost your money to the crypto market. This is a big problem, but also a problem that every crypto trader faces at some point.

The reason may be anything, from simple bad luck to the lack of research. Add to that the fact that the crypto market continues to be extremely volatile, and it is clear that not all of your trades are going to end up successfully.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you experienced a loss and that this is a problem which can affect more than your funds. It can also affect your mind and feelings. Since every successful trade that you have the potential to make in the future depends on you, you have to recover first, and only then should you worry about the funds.

The road to recovery is different for everyone, and it will take a different amount of time and effort. However, there are a few general steps that you can take to recover from a crypto trading loss.

Step 1: Stop and calm down

You have just suffered a major loss. It may have been your mistake, or…

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