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Bitcoin Cash Still Facing Decline after CNBC Feature

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In the confusing world of Cryptocurrency markets, it is no surprise to find successful cryptocurrencies taking the tumble. Such is the case for Bitcoin Cash, a major Cryptocurrency that has taken almost a 10% dip in its value over the past week. This comes as a surprise to many, as Bitcoin Cash got featured on a news segment on CNBC recently, which was expected to improve Bitcoin Cash’s position.

Currently, Bitcoin Cash is placed in rank 4, according to coin market cap, with a market cap of $17,850,964,631 USD at the time of writing with a circulating supply of 17143125 BCH tokens. Currently, Bitcoin Cash has declined further with a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1.160 (taken from the data feed of Kraken). As of 23/05/2018, Bitcoin Cash is valued at $1.040.10 following two massive dips from a high of $1,301.55 on 21st May to $1,233.70 USD on May 22nd. As mentioned before, this comes as a surprise to many, as the global cryptocurrency market fared much better comparatively, losing only 5.7% of its value compared to Bitcoin Cash’s 10%. Analysts are still not convinced about the exact factors responsible for this.

Bitcoin Cash in the News Last Week

Many High profile Crypto-personalities have shown their distrust towards Bitcoin Cash following its erratic behavior. Co-founder and CEO of CryptoCompare, Charles Hayter has called it “all standard noise”, while Jeff Koyen, CEO of 360 Blockchain  USA called it one of the most controversial coins in the crypto space, second to Ripple. Marshal Swatt of Swatt Exchange, however, has predicted that the decline of Bitcoin Cash may be attributed to the recent Bitcoin Cash miners meet, where a proposal for rewarding developers have been discussed. Many other market influencers have also been discouraging traders and adding to the negative sentiment around the coin, which caused even further decline.

CNBC’s Bitcoin Cash Feature

On 22nd May, cryptocurrencies were once again featured on CNBC’s Fast Money, with Bitcoin Cash being the focus this week. Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of BKCM LLC was asked to give a detailed analysis of why he has a bullish stance on Bitcoin Cash. Kelly described to his audiences what he called “catalyst factors” which are the main driving force behind a digital asset.  Among the factors he mentioned was the aforementioned mining community meet, citing that this latest development would a value booster. In an unexpected turn of events, however, the segment generated a lot of negative sentiment inside the crypto-community, with many accusing CNBC of “shilling” the currency and suspected collaboration. Many analysts think that the negative backlash from this segment further negatively affected Bitcoin Cash’s value over the weekend.

Final Thoughts

Like with most cryptocurrencies, nothing can be predicted with certainty about future price movements. As Mr. Kelly put it, it all boils down to how the market behaves. Indeed past trends have indicated a similar fate for Bitcoin Cash. Experts noted that the situation is very similar to the incredible highs experienced by most cryptocurrencies in late 2017, followed by a massive price slump at the beginning of the year.

In spite of the hurdles faced by Bitcoin Cash at the moment, it is to be noted that Bitcoin Cash has succeeded in the past where many other digital currencies failed. Bitcoin Cash is probably one of the handful of Bitcoin forks that have gained widespread attention and usage. This can be evidenced by Bitcoin Cash’s performance since its launch back in August 2017. According to coin market cap, Bitcoin Cash has held its position in the top ten cryptocurrencies despite price slumps and market movements.  Thus, even though situations look bleak presently, the coin is expected to once again rise in value and regain some of its former glory.

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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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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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