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Cryptocurrency deflation: Is Litecoin (LTC) headed for $50? Bitcoin to $5000?

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At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is exchanging at around $6,421, marking a price depreciation of about 1.22% in the last 24-hours. The latest price dip opens the gates for a new weekly low. Bitcoin’s most recent price dip follows the decision by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to postpone Bitcoin’s ETF or exchange-traded fund to the last week of September.

Apart from Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies also suffered price slumps in the ongoing market loss. Ethereum lost roughly 15% of its value in the last seven days. At the time of writing, the second most potent crypto is exchanging at 357 US dollars, marking a new weekly low. From our observations, Ethereum has lost about 23% of its value over the last 4-weeks.

Altcoins are also not spared in the ongoing price depression in the market, the top 10 altcoins are in the red zone (except Stellar’s XLM), deprecating from 4% to roughly 12%. At the time of writing, Ripple (XRP), and IOTA are showing signs of significant loss, depreciating 2.85% and 7.99% respectively, followed closely by Litecoin (LTC).

Among the leading top 20 virtual currencies by market cap, Ethereum Classic (ETC) was the least hit coin losing only 0.02% of its value in the past 24-hours to exchange at 15.11 US dollars. Just a couple of days ago, digital currency exchange Coinbase came to the assistance of ETC, adding support on its platform, Coinbase Pro. And then, Robinhood, the commission-free virtual currency exchange platform, listed ETC as well. It seems those two good news waves are working in favor of the coin.

At the time of writing, the total market cap of all virtual currencies in the market stands at 236.7 billion US dollars. Down by almost 15 billion US dollars over the period of 24-hours.

Market Still Gloomy

Within the last couple of days, the virtual currency market witnessed a value depreciation of about 31 billion US dollars with Bitcoin leading the way. Often, after a major value drop, leading cryptocurrencies tend to record comeback rallies that immediately cover up the losses of the previous days.

However, the current market dip seems to be different from others. Bitcoin managed to record a mere 3% (which it seems to be losing again), falling short in making up for its losses it has incurred throughout the past few days.

Litecoin (LTC) Price Review

From the look of things, Litecoin (LTC) is expected to further depreciate with speculations rife that it might break the 60 US dollar support level. Litecoin might extend its declines to close the day at the $60 US dollar level against the US dollar.

Two days ago, Litecoin recorded steep declines in price below the $70 US dollar mark against the dollar showing signs of extended decreases that might lead to its prices to test the $50-dollar level. Following LTC recently drop of a high of $75.3 to a low of $61.06, the digital coin tested the 23.6 percent Fib retracement level, although the price values faced a lot of challenges near the $64 and $64 levels.

Crypto experts believe the next support level will be at $55, below which, the value of the digital coin might face heightened selling pressure. For Bitcoin though, there are fewer chances that it could go as low as $5000. As anything is possible in crypto space; it can go in future bear markets but probably won’t go that low as of now.

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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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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