Litecoin is one of the biggest cryptocurrency in the crypto-sphere as it is among the top 10 cryptocurrencies. The crypto is often regarded as a lightweight Bitcoin because it is technically almost identical, faster and cheaper than BTC. It is important to note that Litecoin is the 7th largest cryptocurrency according to market capitalization and is carried by different exchanges around the world.
Litecoin / Bitcoin Market Activities and Price Forecasts
The price of LTC has been moving steadily at $60 price mark; however much of its activity is affected by the market activity of Bitcoin. Bitcoin increased recently to $6,800 so did Litecoin.
At the moment, Bitcoin is moving in a steady momentum which makes its price move at the rangebound of $6,200 to $6,580 in the 1-hour market chart. Also on BTC’s 1-hour chart, BTC 20-Period WMA is at $6630. Subsequently, Bitcoin’s MACD is building momentum for a bullish run.
On BTC 4-hour market chart, four resistances have been created from the last bear trend: $7,370, $7000, $6900, and $6700. BTC’s stochastic indicator also shows that Bitcoin is overbought and we may see a bull trend very soon, even though the BTC’s market chart shows it is in a symmetrical triangle.
If Bitcoin breaks out of its symmetrical triangle – out of (E), then that will positively affect the price of Litecoin and help LTC break out of its uptrend.
Bitcoin’s technical analyses are pointing out a bullish prediction in the next few days. However, the overall vital resistances for a breakout are $6800, $7000, and $7300 price marks.
Even though LTC is approaching resistance at 66 (ascending channel’s resistance, 100 percent Fibonacci extension) and a sharp dip might happen below this level dragging price down to the significant support at 57, 76.4 percent Fibonacci retracement, and 100 percent Fibonacci extension, there is still a high possibility that a breakout will occur.
Stochastic (55, 53) is still seeing a bearish divergence and approaching resistance where a reaction below this level might see a corresponding drop in price, but a breakout on Bitcoin will also affect Litecoin.
As regards to price predictions, many crypto analysts have are confident that Litecoin will reach a price of $500. If you are to take a look at Litecoin, you will notice that it is performing well.
At the time of writing, LTC is priced at $59.80 with a market capitalization of $3,504,111,177. Today, lots of institutional investors are investing in cryptocurrency, and as a result, the number of daily transactions on Litecoin has increased.
Based on its price forecast, it is safe to say that now is the right time to invest in Litecoin. Of course, you should not spend more than what you can afford to lose, though – the crypto market is extremely volatile and that’s a fact we should not forget no matter whatever the things point at a given time.
Overall, there is a bullish sentiment that is coming up with Bitcoin and Litecoin, which will have these coins jump to more than their current price.
Bitcoin is expected to go up till the end of the year steadily now. In the case of Litecoin, if it manages to come up above $60 price mark, then, it may move further to $70 or more. Consequently, LTC has been able to hold on to $60 for a few days now; in the coming days, positive things are set to come on the price of LTC – but investors need to be patient.
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The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.
The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.
The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.
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There are only a few weeks of 2018 left, and considering how bearish and crypto-unfriendly this year was, a lot of investors will likely be pleased to see it gone. Many believe that 2019 will be the year that will correct BTC prices and bring forth the period of great recovery.
But what does that mean for digital currencies? Which ones are a good investment right now? This is something that we will, hopefully, be able to answer right now. Here are the top 3 coins that everyone should keep an eye on in 2019.
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Of course, we have to start with Bitcoin, the first and largest cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has lost a lot in 2018, and its losses are unparalleled by any other coin. In fact, in terms of market cap, Bitcoin has lost as much as the rest of the crypto market put together.
Many believe that its rapid growth, which started in late 2017 and has brought it to its all-time high, is responsible. That the bearish 2018 was only a one large price correction of the last year’s price surge. Even if this is true, price corrections, luckily, all end sooner or later, and when this one comes to a close, Bitcoin will likely be ready for a big comeback.
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However, before we can answer questions like these, we need to step back and do an honest appraisal of where our industry stands and what is really holding it back. Despite its growing popularity, cryptocurrency still struggles to gain mainstream appeal. While crypto has managed to distance itself from the early days, when it was used to buy illegal goods online, the currency still conjures up negative feelings for a lot of people unfamiliar with the technology — and all too often, for good reasons.
Cryptocurrency is still relatively new, which means that many casual users are still exploring different ways to use crypto in their day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge leaves a lot of users vulnerable to scammers seeking to take advantage of their ignorance and inexperience.
We’ve contacted various types of people within the crypto community, surveying newbies, traders, investors, and professionals, asking what the biggest problems in crypto are. We found there to be three major problems holding the industry back:
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