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Bittrex instigates both Litecoin (LTC) and Tron (TRX) into the USD markets

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In massive news for the cryptocurrency community, Bittrex has launched USD markets for two of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the world, Tron (TRX) and Litecoin (LTC). This comes only a week after the cryptocurrency exchange platform announced that they would list the coins.

For those who are unaware, Bittrex is one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange platforms, and boasts a daily volume of tens of millions of dollars, with almost 200 cryptocurrency pairs available for investors and traders globally. Bittrex announced the move on Twitter and clarified that the accounts had to have been created before September 4, even to be eligible to qualify.

This is great news for cryptocurrencies who are concerned about one cryptocurrency dominating the other, as now investors and traders can directly exchange USD for 10 cryptocurrencies. These include bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETC) obviously, but also includes popular cryptocurrencies such as Cardano (ADA), XRP, ZCash, Ethereum Classic, and more.

This also is a significant milestone for Tron in particular, as this is the first time that Tron has been paired with the USD in the United States, which was celebrated by the founder of the Tron Foundation, Justin Sun, in a tweet.

However, it should be noted that these markets are not merely available to everyone. Actually, it can only be accessed for personal and corporate accounts. As if that wasn’t exclusive enough, the ones who benefit from the market are international investors. In the United States, the only ones allowed to participate must live in the following states:

  • Montana
  • California
  • Washington
  • Puerto Rico
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • New York
  • West Virginia
  • Corporate customers operating in Pennsylvania
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Utah
  • Washington State
  • Wisconsin

Customers will also be required to fill out a form, and get approved by the Bittrex, before trading the pairs. While the entire process might not be the most convenient, it does mean that an important milestone was reached for Bittrex as a whole, and that more people will potentially be participating in the market, and that cryptocurrency dominance will be affected, on some level.

Also, there are two separate services available: “USD trading” and “USD trading, deposits, withdrawals.” This allows the customer to customize the service to their specific needs.

While the initial inconvenience might deter many in the market, the idea is that Bittrex adapts to the market overall and provides more options when it comes to investors and traders who might want to purchase a particular cryptocurrency directly, rather than through bitcoin and/or ethereum.

This comes at a much-needed time for both Tron and Litecoin, which are trading well below their all-time highs.

For context, Litecoin is trading at a little over $50, with its all-time-high at over $375, and Tron (TRX) currently trades at less than two cents, with its all-time high at around 30 cents.

Their market caps hover at around 3 billion and 1 billion, respectively. This is great news for both projects, and will likely mean an increased amount of volume for both Tron and Litecoin, although time will tell whether this leads to a substantial price increase.

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Top 4 Cryptocurrencies to Bet on in 2019

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The crypto winter ended and Bitcoin is breaking through the $5000 resistance barrier and leading a general charge in bullishness among cryptocurrencies has seen more positivity in the market than ever before. However, before any talk of a crypto spring should start, we need to look at what happened during the winter.

Many different platforms were either fully released or improved upon significantly. There has been a surge of innovation and the crystallization of ideas. The market isn’t just about crypto trading or bitcoin trading; it has become more about what businesses will leverage blockchain in the best way. Investors need to look at what a coin offers beyond just being a cryptocurrency. What partners does it have, what is the long term plan and is it liquid enough?

Investing in altcoins has never been a better option than right now. The volatility index shows that the market is growing without having to rely on Bitcoin. While Bitcoin still determines and up or down trend, the altcoins do not follow this trend exactly. More and more tokens and coins are surviving and thriving on their own merits rather than riding in Bitcoin’s wake.

The four coins to follow are our pick for the top 4 cryptocurrencies most likely to give you substantial returns by the end of 2019.

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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Luxcore

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With the recent surge of Bitcoin in the last few weeks, many traders are hoping for a more profitable year than 2018.  Even if that comes to fruition, my advice over the past year remains the same.  Traders must look for companies and projects that offer blockchain solutions with real-world use and complete transparency.  One company that meets both of those requirements is Luxcore (LUX).

What is Luxcore?

Luxcore is a blockchain solutions and services ecosystem that focuses on developing security and privacy products.  The Luxcore platform utilizes the PHI2 algorithm powered blockchain to build a wide variety of product offerings.  One of the platform’s primary goals is to help close the gap between regular consumers and enterprise users by introducing specific use-cases for each group of users.

Exciting Roadmap for 2019

As mentioned earlier, one of the absolute requirements of building a successful blockchain project is to be fully and completely transparent.  Luxcore certainly meets that requirement with the introduction of their most recent roadmap.

The roadmap does a great job of showing which projects are in development, how far along each project is, and the expected completion date of each project.  With this, LUX traders and potentially interested consumers can follow along and monitor the status of projects that they are especially interested in.

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Can XRP Break Out of the Falling Wedge?

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XRP is the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, which currently sits at around $13.5 billion. The coin also has a price of $0.325316 at the time of writing, after seeing a significant price correction of 4% in the last 24 hours.

Just like many other cryptocurrencies, XRP has seen massive losses during the 2018 bear market. However, this falling wedge seems to have seen a real breakout in 2019, as the crypto winter started to let go, and a lot of coins saw significant price recoveries.

XRP’s falling wedge was much more difficult to stop, which can be seen on its long-term chart. But, the recent bull runs allowed numerous cryptocurrencies to finally see growth, and XRP is definitely one of them. The charts also show that the coin’s falling wedge has seen a breakout, which is an excellent thing for the future of XRP’s price.

However, for the coin’s price to truly turn and stay bullish, XRP needs to see larger volumes. The experts believe that this is the key for a new rally, one which would allow XRP to reach true recovery.

XRP price performance and predictions

As mentioned, XRP had struggled to start growing even when most other cryptocurrencies were drawn in a number of bull runs. While the coin has been acting the same as others until mid-February, it is clear that the…

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