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Aliant and Litecoin Filling the Gap Left by LitePay

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Over the past few months, Litecoin has been experiencing a very torrid time, with the price not recovering as it was expected.  While there are still reasons why Litecoin has bright future, things are definitely not looking good for Litecoin at the moment. In spite of being one of the largest cryptocurrencies on the planet, and announcing recent partnerships for its expansion, Litecoin still sits at a low of $ 113.71 USD in an overall declining Cryptocurrency market with a market cap of $6,361,455,370

Recent Developments:

Litecoin recently announced that it has started integrating with Aliant, a payment system provider which works with small businesses and medium scale operations. Talks were going on from early February, with Litepay expressing interest in expanding and working with small to medium scale merchants.  This is aimed at allowing companies to access the crypto-community at large. This is not the first time however that Aliant has worked with a Cryptocurrency, with both Bitcoin and Ethereum integrating with Bitcoin and Ethereum. The merchant community, on the whole, seems to accept cryptocurrencies with open arms, as expressed by CEO Eric Brown in the following statement.

“Our merchants look to us for innovative ways to transfer money safely, securely, and cost-effectively. Cryptocurrency allows us to move money in all of these ways, while also offering consumers more payment options.”

The Aim of the Project:

The integration between Litepay and Aliant is a step in the right direction for both companies. To Aliant, this is a great way to entice small-scale traders to embrace cryptocurrencies which in turn is a sign of the increasing market adoption if cryptocurrencies among the general populous. Even though Aliant also offers options for Bitcoin and Ethereum, Litecoins low transaction fees and faster transaction fees would be more suitable for small-scale vendors such as coffee shops or food trucks.

Filling the LitePay Void:

The Litecoin Foundation has only recently come out of a disastrous predicament when the much-awaited launch of LitePay was eventually scrapped. The cancellation news of Litepay thus came as a surprise to the crypto-community which in turn generated quite a negative sentiment in the market. This was not helped by, any news sites, which quickly put the blame on the Litecoin Foundation for the failure of Litepay.  As a result, prices dropped dramatically for the next few weeks. It was not until CEO Charlie Lee addressed the situation and made things clear to Litecoin’s expansive community and development base. It should have noted that Litecoin has experienced immense success in the past, with Segwit implementation ahead of Bitcoin and the fast “Lightning network” being the major breakthrough for the Cryptocurrency.

Final thought and Predictions:

Integration between Litecoin and other payment processors is nothing new to the company. However, Aliant marks the first official company to- complete all registration requirements which were outlined by the LTC foundation.  In fact, the news of the partnership is a definite source of some positive sentiment among Litecoin users, as it reaffirms the development team’s commitment to growing the availability of LTC transactions around the world.

Since merchants and other commercial businesses are skeptical about the volatility of the Cryptocurrency market. People, who are backing the project, however, have stated that the expansion of Litecoin will have a positive impact on its price, as well as opening the door for Litecoin adoption in the general public. If all things go according to plan, Litecoin may experience an uptrend in price levels in the coming months.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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We know what the Institutions are saying, but what are they doing?

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Many of us hear that institutions are buying tons of BTC, XRP, and other top 20 cryptocurrencies.  The thing is how much truth really is there to that when we cannot even see the market moving in any direction other than on a downtrend. Right now, many do not know this but there is the OTC or the over the counter exchanges that exist. These exchanges like OTC trading desks do the trades off the market hense over the counter. This means that it functions in the same way the black market functions as when you sell these items it is essentially off the books so to speak.

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Why Is Coinbase Stalling With XRP?

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For a cryptocurrency project, getting their coin to Coinbase is one of their biggest goals. However, the popular exchange has become infamous over the years for only accepting a handful of top-ranking coins, while other ones were deemed unsafe for listing for various reasons. In the first half of 2018, however, Coinbase decided to distance itself from this old way of looking at things, and it has even announced that it will look into numerous altcoins, in order to locate and list the best among them.

Since then, the exchange has kept its word, and while it did not add dozens of new coins, they still did open up to a few projects, such as 0x and even Zcash.

However, for all this time, there was no mention of XRP, a cryptocurrency formerly known as Ripple, which is currently the second largest coin by market cap. Despite high demand, constant requests, and alike — Coinbase did not even consider adding XRP.

That is, until several days ago, when numerous reports of Coinbase considering another group of altcoins emerged. While the XRP community was very excited to see XRP listed as a candidate for a potential listing, many believe that it is still not going to happen.

Why Coinbase doesn’t want to add XRP?

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Why 2019 Will Be A Big Year For Crypto

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As 2018 is getting close to its end, a lot of crypto investors are turning their gaze towards the future. Considering the crypto bearish trend that has dominated this entire year, not to mention two big market crashes, it is of no surprise that everyone is more than ready to leave these harsh events behind.

However, a few questions still remain unanswered — what to expect in 2019? Is the situation going to change, or will there be just more of the same? Is investing now, when the prices are low, a good idea? These are the issues on every investor’s mind right now.

What to expect in 2019 in terms of crypto value?

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However, there is more to it than that. Due to high volatility and no real control over cryptocurrencies, a massive bull run of 2017 brought cryptos to heights that were not supposed to be reached that early. Because of that, some analysts claim that, what…

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