When it comes to cryptocurrency, privacy and anonymity play a vital role in investment. With crypto traders vying after some of the most hyped-up currencies like Monero, the dark web’s favorite currency, security features go a long way in influencing the decisions of the investors.
Bytecoin(BCN), the First Crypto Based on CryptoNote
Introduced back in July 2012, Bytecoin has cemented its place among the promising altcoins for its high-end security policies. With thousands of traders showing interest in this project, it’s not hard to determine why there are so many Bytecoin forks today. What set it apart from its other peers are its highly nuanced security policies: Bytecoin (BCN) is not only regulated by CryptoNote algorithm, it is also the first coin to adopt this technology.
Given the fact that BCN is regulated by the crypto-world’s finest algorithm, it’s not hard to imagine why some of the most vied-after currencies are actually a Bytecoin fork. The king of the dark web Monero, which is widely recognized for its anonymity, is also a fork of Bytecoin. Surprisingly enough, Dash is also a fork of Bytecoin. The CryptoNote algorithm, which has been developed to offer the security of all crypto transactions, is not only acknowledged for its security features but also for its resistance towards ASIC. Much to traders convenience, Bytecoin can be mined by anyone and from anywhere just with the help of a regular computer.
Bytecoin’s Value Peaks the Chart
If you are keeping a track of Bytecoin’s response to the market, you won’t be surprised to find out that its price is on the rise. Needless to mention, 2018 has been outstanding for smaller coins like Bytecoin so far. In fact, Bytecoin witnessed the biggest price surge this year. As of April 16, 2018, Bytecoin, which is trading at $0.004053, boasts a steady 17.48% gain. The total market capitalization of Bytecoin stands at $745,119,860 USD at the time of writing. Going by the price movements, between March 18 and April 16, the value of BCN moved between $0.0024 and $0.0040. With the market ranging between $ 437.81 MM and $ 737.94 MM, the maximum and minimum value standing at $369.13MM and $831.74MM, its moving average is tantamount to 738.27 MM. As per the records, the trading volume is estimated between $ 325.05 K and $ 8.90 MM, with the 7day moving average of $ 8.53 MM.
The Reason Behind the Surge
The Bytecoin developing team released a number of exciting updates in December 2018, and ever since it is creating a big hype in the crypto community. In December 2017, Bytecoin launched its new features, following the release of the Android wallet app in November. In addition to this, Bytecoin is also supported by a highly ambitious marketing strategy, as it disclosed its plans for expansion to Asian, Middle-eastern and African continents. With bigger privacy oriented crypto projects scuffling for investor’s acceptance, Bytecoin (BCN) experiences a kind of a revival in the crypto market.
Bytecoin (BCN) which gave birth to Monero (XMR), a rising altcoin known for its anonymity, is making a comeback in the market. This can be a direct outcome of the controversies generated by Monero (XMR), especially due to the frequent mining scandals. With a steady rise in the price, BCN is definitely regarded among the most promising currencies of 2018, despite its unpopularity among the masses.
After a long period of speculation, it is finally seeing a positive response on the social media. With many dismissing it as a scam currency, it was alienated from the mainstream crypto market. However, with the year beginning with one of the worst price slumps in the history of cryptocurrency, altcoins like BCN is seeing a lot of talks in the crypto space.
As of now, the biggest threat to the price surge is the extensive circulation of the coins. With BCN getting mined every day, the supply of the token comes across as a menacing issue. Trading at a lower price, this crypto asset can face a lot of problems when it comes to expansion.
In the past couple of months, Bytecoin has raised many eyebrows, attracting many developers to the project. Equipped with a number of significant features, in addition to the accessibility of an improved and user-friendly wallet, BCN is now listed on a number of internationally renowned exchanges; all trading is focused on HitBTC though.
With the first quarter of 2018 coming to a close, the future of BCN appears bright. Even after being bogged down by severe controversies, from regulatory challenges to bans; scandals to restrictions in many Asian markets; Bytecoin (BCN) has moved past all obstacles to find its way on the top gainer list. With an active crypto community in oriental countries, like Korea, China, and Japan, Bytecoin is definitely something to watch out for.
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Ripple XRP Mega Breakout: What’s Next?
The Ripple XRP mega breakout that we were calling for happened and happened much quicker than anyone expected. As we said yesterday:
Nonetheless, IF, Ripple is capable of going ‘topside’ of the .38 figure at any point in the days/weeks ahead, such development, should it occur, would likely trigger its next advance into the .42 – .47 zone, representing a 30-40% move from present levels. On the flip-side, the .25 – .26 area should offer short-term potential support.
XRP is now sitting at .51704 as we write this article this morning, representing gains of 61% since we alerted our readers and our Global Elite email newsletter members.
Ripple XRP Mega Breakout
The Ripple XRP mega breakout is significant because it’s the first time XRP has been above its 50-day moving average since May. Right now, the RSI is approaching 80, so we are in overbought territory and we expect the price to consolidate around the .42 to .47 level before resuming its uptrend.
While some are looking at this as an opportunity to short XRP, we are not of that camp. While some can book some profits and use a trailing stop, any integration of XRP with xRapid has the ability to create a tremendous move in XRP. As Travis Kling said this week on the Off the Chain podcast with Anthony Pompliano, XRP could be the quickest five-bagger investors…
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Litecoin underwent a hard fork in the past, and that is what led to the creation of Litecoin Cash. Bitcoin has also experienced a hard fork, which has led to the creation of Bitcoin Cash, so this trend is not necessarily brand new.
Forks have occurred pretty often now in the cryptocurrency community, and the perception is that it probably will continue to, as long as the need (forks are often created to overcome issues faced by the originals) remains there.
While the market has been bearish for most of the year, it has been showing some definite signs of life, especially when we look at the kind of price action that has been happening with Ripple recently. Litecoin is also rising in anticipating of its hard fork, which is to be expected.
For those who are unaware, Litecoin Cash was created earlier this year. 10 Litecoin Cash was given to every investor who had 1 Litecoin – and that one move, it’s easy to see, was very massive concerning value.
Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, has come out against LiteCoin Cash, calling it a scam. Many cryptocurrency influencers have come out against Litecoin cash, although there are still others that believe that this is only because the project threatens them.
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The Stage is Set for Stellar XLM vs XRP
The digital asset of XRP, did something spectacular on the 18th of September when it shocked the crypto-markets by rising in value by 21%. In a time period that was less than 5 hours, XRP spiked from levels of $0.273 to those of $0.332 and has continued rising. The digital asset is currently valued at $0.36.
The reason for the sharp increment in value of XRP was news that the Ripple company was going to launch xRapid in the next month or so. This was after the firm’s head of Regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Sagar Sarabhai, made the following comments during a CNBC interview on the 17th of September:
“I am very confident that in the next one month or so you will see some good news coming in where we launch the product live in production.”
Stellar’s Cross-Border Payments
The news of Ripple launching xRapid has come 2 weeks after the Stellar project and IBM, announced that they were entering the industry of cross-border payments through their new service known as IBM Blockchain World-Wire. The new payment settlement service has been quoted as being ‘near instant’ meaning that it will probably rival the transactions time seen in the xRapid pilot tests of 2 – 3 minutes earlier on in the year.
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